Filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan (Body Heat, The Big Chill) will hold an
open question and answer session from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in MLB 3. This is
Kasdan's only public session during his visit to the University this week as a
Classic Film Theatre - If, 7 p.m., O Lucky Man, 9 p.m., Michigan
Hill St. - THX 1138, 7 & 9 p.m., 1429 Hill.
Latin American Solidarity Committee - El Salvador: Another Vietnam, 9
p.m., Room 126, East Quad.
University Musical Society - Caracas New World Ballet, 8 p.m., Power
School of Music - Ingo Seidler, "Brahms: His Poets & Their Texts;" con-
cert, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Ann Arbor Council for Traditional Music and Dance - Thistledown, 8
p.m., 543 S. Fourth.
University Activities Center - Laugh Track, 9 p.m., University Club,
Communication Department - Jeffrey Paige, "Cotton, Campesinos &
Contras: Agrarian Chance in Nicaragua," noon, 2035 Frieze.
SYDA Foundation - Peter "Madcat" Ruth, "Music and Meditation," 8-
9:20 p.m., 1522 Hill.
Psychiatry Talk - Hagop Akiskal, "Relationship of Personality to Affec-
tive Episodes: Toward a New Conceptualization," 10:30-noon, CPH
Russian and East European Studies - Alexander Yanov, "Flight from
Theory," noon, Lane Hall Commons Room.
German Department - Rudolph Vaget, "Redemption through Love.
Waygner's Ring and Goethe's Faust," 8 p.m., West Conference Room,
English Department - Donna Stanton, "The Matter of the Text: Roland
Barthes," 7:30 p.m., Conference rooms, fourth floor, Rackham.
Biology Department - John Hagen, "Cognitive & Intellective Growth &
Changes in Development," 4 p.m., 1033 Kellogg.
Michigan Map Society - Edward Dahl, "The Rise of the National Map
Collection," 8p.m., Clements Library.
Chinese Studies - Zhou Li-quan, "Approaches to Logic in China & the
West," 4p.m., Lane Hall Commons.
Museum of Art - Christa Janeka, Art Break, 12:10 p.m., Museup of Art.
School of Natural Resources - Brown bag with Allen Putney, "Conser-
vative Programs & Projects of ECNAMP," noon, 1036 Dana; Craig MacFar-
land, Kenton Miller, Allen Putney, Harold Eidsvik, Michael Soule, and
David Hales, "Biosphere Reserves: Introduction to Concepts and.
Programs," 7 p.m., 1040 Dana.
Computing Center - Dave Whipple, "Integrated Graphics, Pt 2," 3:30-5
p.m., 165 BSAD.
Chemistry Department - Barbara Ewels, "Analytical Chemistry of
Neuro-Transmitters," 4 p.m., 1200 Chemistry Building; Minoru Hirota,
"The Attractive Interaction Between Alkyl & Aryl Groups," 4 p.m., 1300
Guild House - Jim Lewis, "Let the Trumpets Sound," 7:30 p.m.,
Recreation Room, St. Andrew's Church.,
Center for Afroamerican and African Studies - Leonard Suransky,
"Israeli-South African Relations: Issues and Implications," noon, 1309
School of Education.
Residential College - Donna Haraway, "Feminism, Science, and
Technology," noon-2 p.m., 360 Lorch Hall; "Contests for Primate Nature: A
feminist History of Primate Studies in the 20th Century," 4 p.m., Residential
College Auditorium, East Quad.
American Jewish Committee - Nordechai Gazit, 11:10 a.m., 6615 Haven
Michigan Gay Undergraduates - 9 p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe.
Japanese Studies - "Studying in Japan: Advice from Some Survivors,"
noon, Lane Hall Commons Room.
Tae Kwon Do Club - 5-7 p.m., CCRB Martial Arts Room.
Academic Alcoholics -1:30 p.m., Alano Club.
Science Fiction Club - 8:15 p.m., Michigan League.
Kayak Club - in-pool open house, 7-8:45 p.m., NCRB.
Lutheran Campus Ministry - Informal worship, 7-7:30 p.m.; Bible study
on gospel of Luke, 7130 p.m.; choir, 7:30 p.m., S. Forest at Hi.
WCBN - "Radio Free Lawyer," 6 p.m., 88.3 FM.
CRLT - "Time Management," 3-5 p.m. For info. call 763-2396.
Student Wood & Crafts Shop - Power tools safety, 6-8 p.m., 537 SAB.
Museum of Art - Art auction and sale gala preview party, 6:30-9:30 p.m.,
Museum of Art.
Affirmative Action Office - Drama workshop for the disabled, 4:30-6:30
p.m., Room C, Michigan League.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 26, 1983-- Page 3
Shapiro avors gay rights policy
By GEORGEA KOVANIS had set for himself to decide whether or bureaucratic way of saying 'yes."' dress the issue," he said.
President Harold Shapiro is asking
University leaders to approve wording
for a policy banning discrimination on
the basis of sexual orientation, a
spokesperson for the president said
"President Shapiro is leaning very
heavily in the direction of issuing a
presidential policy statement," said
Susan Lipschutz, assistant to the
president. She predicted it will take "a
couple of months" before a final policy
is agreed upon.
YESTERDAY'S announcement was
made in response to a deadline Shapiro
not he intended to present a proposal to
Lipschutz would not elaborate on
which groups would be asked to review
the proposal's wording, but she did say
the Academic Affairs Advisory Council,
a group composed primarily of the
University's deans, would be asked to
comment on the draft proposal, com-
pleted earlier this month.
Bruce Aaron, a spokesman for
Lesbian and Gay Rights on Campus,
the student group which has been
pushing for the policy, said LaGROC is
taking Shapiro's action yesterday "as a
BUT OTHER campus gay rights ac-
tivists said they are not pleased with
"It doesn't sound like anything has
changed," said Donovan Mack, a
University graduate student. "He was
indecisive. Today he's still indecisive."
He added that Shapiro's decision to
seek agreement on the language of the
policy was baffling. "It's a strange
move. It strikes me as
procrastination," he said.
George Lavdas, a University law
student and a founder of LaGROC,
agreed. "Shapiro doesn't want to ad-
The draft policy to be presented to
University leaders is the result of
several meeting between a LaGROC
representative and University affir-
mative action director Virginia Nor-
Gay rights activists originally set an
Oct. 14 deadline for Shapiro to make
some kind of response to their demands
for an anti-discrimination policy. Two
days before that date, Shapiro announ-
ced that he had accepted a draft of such
a policy and that he would make a
decision about how he would proceed
with the proposal by yesterday.
women with shotguns
Ann Arbor police yesterday arrested
a local man armed with two shotguns
after he threatened to shoot a former
girlfriend and another woman. The
suspect was found in a shed on the 100
block of Trowbridge, where he had run
after he saw the police officers who had
been called to the scene.
The suspect's girlfriend, a 23-year-old
Ann Arbor woman, had reported to
police that thesuspect had beaten her
earlier in the day. The woman also said
that the suspect had threatened to shoot
both women. When police officers
reached the shed, they waited some
time and then rushed the shed with
guns drawn and took the suspect into
custody without incident. The man was
charge with possession of a firearm
with unlawful intent to use.
Stereo ripped off
An apartment in the 700 block of Hill
St. was robbed sometime between 1:30
p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday, police said.
Stereo equipment valued at less than
$200 was taken after the robbers en-
tered and left the apartment through an
- Matt Tucker
Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
Where's the airport, sir?
Air Force recruiters Larry Gardepy (left) and Staff Sgt. Pat Cannon display a model fighter plane to LSA senior Robert
Kehoe on the corner of South University and Church as part of a recruiting drive.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Reagan fired half
the Civil Rights Commission to make room for his
own team of conservatives yesterday in a move that
effectively puts the gadfly agency out of business at
Outraged civil rights groups said the three ousted
members, appointed by two previous presidents,
were guilty only of criticizing the administration's
A BIPARTISAN effort was launched in the Senate
s half of Civil
to reconstitute the commission as an independent
arm of Congress and House Democrats unanimously
approved a statement "strongly" disapproving of
Reagan's action, which it said was taken "without
Reagan's surprise move came after five months of
wrangling between the administration and
congressional liberals over the makeup of the in-
Last May, Reagan proposed three nominees to
replace members held over from the Carter and Ford
administrations: Mary Berry, Blandina Ramirez and
IN A STATEMENT yesterday, the White House
said those three jobs now are-terminated.
In firing the holdovers, Reagan called on the Senate
'to confirm his appointees: Morris Abram, John Bun-
zel and Robert Destro. All share Reagan's belief that
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