Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, September 5, 1986
Vol. XCVII - No. 2
Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily
By MELISSA BIRKS
A smiling blonde reclines in
the sun with Michigan Stadium
behind her. A tall dark-haired
dancer stands sultrily against the
wooden dance room wall. An
elegantly dressed woman leans
against a column at Hill
Auditorium, her black scarf
flowing onto the gray concrete.
LSA sophomore Susy Blair,
senior Louise Furukawa, and
sophomore Tracye Matthews,
respectively, are making 1986-87
a model year with the help of nine
other University women in the
Looks of Class calendar.
THE CALENDAR, on sale at
most bookstores around campus,
was produced by LSA sophomore
Neil Roseman. Roseman, chief
executive officer of his own
business, Entrepreneurial Inves-
tors, financed the calendar by
persuading five student friends to
invest in it.
Roseman gave the calendar,
which was put together on a $7,500
budget, to the stores on
See COMPLETED, Page 11
affects local groups
By WENDY SHARP representative for Oxfam, said the aid- consisting of
Students and Ann Arbor peace activists plan to seed, agricultural books and tools- would have been
distribute petitions protesting a Reagan distributed by the Catholic Social Service Agency and
Administration decision to prevent Oxfam America, the Agricultural Training School, both privately
a Boston-based . relief agency, from sending funded organizations. "We should be able to deliver
humanitarian aid to Nicaragua. humanitarian aid regardless of U.S. .foreign
The administration, announced yesterday that it policy," Pettit said.
has denied Oxfam's application to distribute $41,000 of Oxfam successfully shipped supplies to Nicaragua
supplies because the goods "were destined for in 1984 and 1985, Petit said. "We do plan to fight and
Sandinista organizations," according to a state revoke the decision," he said. "There is a chance."
department spokeswoman. The plan violated a U.S. LSA senior Siri Striar, who just returned from
trade embargo against Nicaragua implemented in Nicaragua, called the administration's decision
May, 1985, the State Department said. "shocking and incredible."
The Senate has approved a Reagan "AS A DIRECT RESULT of the (Nicaraguan) war,
Administration plan to send $100 million in military the situation is becoming worse," Striar said, adding
and humanitarian aid to the Contra rebels fighting that the relief goes to people who "really need the
the Sandinista government.,food.
JETHRO PETIT, Central American program See LOCAL, Page 11
Fres h-men struggle to stay afleloat
Daily Photo by PETE ROSS
"Looks of Class", the first women of Michigan calendar ever published,
has been widely criticized, but enjoyed by many since it hit the newstands
about three weeks ago. The calendar icludes shots of Michigan's "finest"
women from various landmarks around campus.
By KERY MURAKAM[
On the third floor of a shopping
arcade across the street from Good
Time Charley's, a batallion of
students will try over the next two
years to phone most anyone who
ever went to the University and
ask them for money.
The phone bank is the latest
phase of the University's four-
year effort to solicit $160 million
«rm al umni - called the
Campaign for Michigan. In 1983,
faced with dwindling avenues for
funding and increasing needs -
such as a new hospital and a new
By LISA GREEN
Last night approximately 400
minority freshmen and transfer
students were formally
introduced to minority programs
and support services available at
the University in a special
minority orientation in the
Michigan League Ballroom.
University President Harold
Shapiro welcomed the students
and emphasized the theme,
"Conceive, Believe, and Achieve:
The Standard Shall Be
"The University of Michigan
believes in you as a group and
individually. You can make a
contribution by believing in your
own capacity to achieve and in the
underlying talent that brought
you here," Shapiro said.
standards at the University are-
the best way to elicit .this
potential," he added.
The president's speech was
See ORIENTATION, Page 12
chemistry building - the
University decided to tap the
alumni for money.
TWO YEARS into the
campaign, the University has
received more than $123 million
in gifts and contributions,
allowing campaign director Roy
Muir to be confident of reaching
the goal by the end of 1987.
Since beginning the phone
drive Aug. 28, students manning
50 phones have brought in $60,000
in gifts and contributions.
Coordinators of the phone bank
hope to eventually call 700-800
alumni per night and receive
about $130,000 in pledges per
Without the campaign's suc-
cess, said Regent Thomas Roach
(D-Saline), director of the
"special gifts" part of the effort,
the University's $285 million
hospital would not have been
completed last winter.
SIMILARLY, Roach said, the
University could not afford the
planned $20 million chemistry,
building 'unless the campaign
continues to work. While much of
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By DOV COHEN
It's been said that college is a
time when one realizes how little
But on the first day of classes,
the questions on freshmen's
minds were not "What is the
meaning of life?" or "Is there a
god?" but rather, "What's a
Kinko's and how do I get there?"
"Everybody has questions
about what abbreviations stand
for and when does the cafeteria
open," said Chris Everett, a West
Quad Resident Advisor.
MANY FRESHMEN agree
they learned a lot from summer
orientation. But a few could not
avoid some classic big University
One freshman hurriedly went
to his early morning chemistry
class. As he saw people streaming
out of the class, he rushed in,
copied down the assignment, and
went up to talk to the professor,
who he thought had called off
class. "I quickly found out it
(was the wrong class)," he said.
The professor, talking to other
students, made references to
Chemistry 124. He had signed up
"One (freshman) asked me
what a Kinkos was," said Julie, a
sophomore. "(Freshmen) just
look confused. They don't look
comfortable," she said.
exactly what to expect. Jeff Lane
had to CRISP this morning. "I got
up at 6:30 and there were only 125
people in front of me," he said.
Other freshmen were not as
knowledgeable. There seemed to
be some confusion about the
University's grading practices.
Lane said he had lunch at Mary
Markley residence hall with
some girls, who "all thought they
were going to flunk out the first
"(One of the girls) said she
didn't have the discipline to
study. She said she'd be the first
to go (flunk out)," said Lane.
AT LEAST ONE student,
though, was a little more
confident. "Classes are a lot
easier than everyone made them
out to be," said Eric. "One class
doesn't even have any tests. How
hard can it be?"
"Nervous? No way. There's
nothing to. be scared of," Eric
said. "This is real school. My
high school isn't like school at
See FRESHMEN, Page 10
By MARY CHRIS JAKLEVIC
The partially renovated
Michigan Theater will reopen its
doors on Sept. 20, but the 58-year-
old theater's complete restoration
may be hindered if patrons do not
provide additional funds.
The restoration, intended to
restore the theater's ornate,
vaudeville decor of the 1920s, may
hinge on obtaining a $150 million
grant from the Kresge Foun-
dation. So far, theater officials
are $250,000 short of the $1.56
million they need to qualify for
the special grant.
The theater had been closed for
renovation all summer so it could
reopen this fall, when student
business picks up. Students and
area residents frequent the
theater to see rock concerts and
THEATER director Russell
Collins said he is optimistic that
theater-goers will come through
with the needed donations. If they'
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The Michigan Theater undergoes the last stages of its latest facelift. New
floors with steeper slope and ornamentation of fresh gold paint highlight
approximately $1.5 million of work presently being done. Theater of-
Daily Photo by ANDI SCHREIBEI
ficials are hopeful of meeting financial goals so that shows can begin at
the end of this month.
]MIEMBERS OF THE Washtenaw County CROP
didates don't like it. But the man who gave Nevadans
the option for "none of the above" on state ballots says
political observers ought to note it as a cause for con-
cern. "We need to recognize that a lot of the public is so
dissatisfied that they didn't vote at all," state Rep. Don
Mello said Wednesday. "None of the above" finished
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