Ninety-seven years of editorialfreedom
VOLUME XCVII - NO 77
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - MONDAY. JANUARY 19.1987
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Editors note: In this first of two articles, the Daily eventually championed many s
examines the career of Martin Luther King, Jr. from it's fight against poverty and the m
beginning until 1964. Tomorrow's article will examine the war.
last four year's of King's life A compelling speaker and
social causes, including the
ovement to end the Vietnam
brilliant scholar, King was
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man, in violation of Alabama's segregation laws.
Despite beatings by police, Ku Klux Klan violence, and
harassment by local officials, King held onto the philosophy
of non-violence, frustrating white rascists who had
previously quelled racial uprisings with greater violence.
Speaking before a hostile crowd, King, then a 25 year-old
Baptist minister, explained his philosophy: "We will match
your capacity to inflict suffering with our capacity to endure
suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul
force...we will soon wear you down by our capacity to suffer.
And in winning our freedom we will so appeal to your heart
and conscience that we will win you in the process."
See KING Page 3
The following is a list ,of
activities which will be held today
during the "Commemoration of a
Dream" celebration in honor of Dr.
Martin Luther King's birthday.
-12:00 p.m. unity march from
S.University and Washtenaw to the
- 1:00 p.m. "Commemoration of
a Dream" rally in the Diag.
-3:00 p.m. School of Nursing
celebration featruring speakers.
Aftican dance, and Black theater
workshop at Alumni Center.
-4:00 p.m. speaker Bailus
Walker on "public health and civil
rights; Martin Luther King's
Agenda," School of Public Health.
#7:00 p.m. closing ceremony at
By EUGENE PAK
Thirty years have passed since Martin Luther King Jr. led
the Montogomery bus boycott of1955, which launched the
modern American civil rights movement. But as the nation
honors King today, its memory may have become somewhat
Some people unconsciously elevate King into legendary,
almost deified status, and see him as only a black civil rights
leader. King did begin with the civil rights movement, but
above all else compassionate and intelligent. These qualities
allowed him to both empathize with the unfortunate and
effectively attack the institutions which were the root causes
of their oppression.
AS A STUDENT, King studied the works of many
philosophers, especially Thoreau and Gandhi. His belief in
their non-violent philosophy would make him the ideal
candidate to lead the Montgomery, Ala. bus boycott.
The boycott began after 42-year-old seamstress Rosa Parks
was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white
'U' to receive
By STEVE KNOPPER
The Department of Defense will
sponsor $20 million worth of
University research awards over the
next five years as part of the
University Research Initiative.
When the Pentagon announced
the URI program last spring, the
University proposed 21 research
projects, worth $32.4 million.
'(URI is) a Pentagon
attempt to tighten control
over university research.'
-former MSA military
researcher Ingrid Kock
Three of those projects will be
According to Neil Gerl, a project
representative for the University's
Division of Research and Develop -
ment Administration, the Univesity
will receive $2.5 million from the
Pentagon through URI in the next
one to two years. Last year, the
Department of Defense sponsored
$10.5 million of the University's
$183 million research budget.
Most of the DoD money comes
from basic research offices, such as
the Army, Navy, and Air Force
Research offices, Gerl said. Such
offices, he said, are staffed by
"standard people of academia -
But former Michigan Student
Assembly military research advisor
Ingrid Kock said URI was "a
Pentagon attempt to tighten control
over university research," and
criticized the "militarization of the
Kock said DRDA charges MSA
five cents per page for information
on URI "to make certain that
information on URI doesn't get to
The most recent award through
URI was a $15 million grant for
Electrical Engineering and Comp -
uter Science Prof. George Haddad's
effort to increase the speed of
computer microchips. Other proj -
ects include a $4.5 million contract
involving ship hydrodynamics, and
a materials research project worth
$500,000, Gerl said.
By ADAM OCHLIS
Gary Grant's worst nightmare
almost came true in yesterday's 91-
88 victory over Syracuse.
Last Monday against Indiana,
Michigan's 6-3 guard stepped to the
foul line with the game tied. He
made the first free throw, but
missed the second, allowing Steve
Alford to race down the floor and
bury the game-winning jumper.
Grant faced a similar situation
With four seconds left, the
Wolverines led the fifth-ranked
Orangemen by two points. Grant
was at the free-throw line again
with a chance to ice the contest. He
swished the first for his 23rd point,
but missed the second.
Fortunately for the Wolverines
(11-6), Howard Triche's desperation
50-footer landed short, giving
Michigan the victory in an exciting
"Yeah, I was thinking about (the
Indiana game)," said Grant, who
also added six assists and four
steals. "I told myself I just want to
hit the first one and I did, and the
second one went off the rim just
like the Indiana one and once they
got the rebound - flashbacks. I
thought they were going to end up
throwing it in."
With Michigan holding the
game's biggest lead at 86-77 with
2:27 remaining, Syracuse (15-1)
clawed back on the strength of
three- point shots by Greg Monroe
(17 points) and Sherman Douglas
(nine). The Orangemen cut the lead
to two at 90-88 with :32 left and
had a chance to tie or win the
They went for the tie, dumping
the ball down low to 6-10 center
Rony Seikaly. Seikaly, who feasted
on Michigan's big men all day to
the tune of 25 points and 15
rebounds (10 offensive), took an
off-balance shot that rolled off the
rim. Wolverine Mike Griffin
grabbed the loose-ball rebound and
outletted to Grant, who was fouled
with :04 remaining.
"I had perfect position to go up
and shoot the ball but I started
thinking twice about trying to get a
three-point play," said Seikaly.
"And being greedy, I wanted to get
See GUARDS, Page 10
Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSC
Glen Rice scores over Rony Seikaly on a tip-in for two of his
19 points in the second half of yesterday's action.
Dorms get new party policy
By ELIZABETH ATKINS
The restrictive residence hall party policy of last
fall will soon be replaced with a more lenient "honor
system" between students and residence hall staff.
The new party policy requires that student party-
givers tell their resident staff of the upcoming event.
The resident staff must then inform security in the
event of any problems. The new policy should go
into effect within the next two weeks.
The University's Residence Hall Association and
an ad hoc party policy committee helped bring about
the change. "Students and residents are people who
can be trusted for their own behavior as well as their
guests," said John Heidke, associate director for
housing education and a member of the committee.
Heidke said the policy change exemplifies
"students and administrators working together to
insure that individual and community rights are 100
percent in agreement."
Heidke said policies are not made to restrict
students' freedom of assembly, but are designed for
The current policy, adopted last fall, requires
residents to sign a form taking responsibility for the
conduct of their guests (invited and uninvited), party-
related damages, consumption of alcohol and other
controlled substances, and noise. The resident also
must estimate the time that the party would begin and
agree that it would end at the beginning of quiet
See LENIENT, Page 5
Calendar stars students
By EDWIN McKEAN
About a dozen University stu-
dents will spend a free spring break
in Jamaica. They will bask in the
sun, walk the beaches, and dance at
the bars. And a photographer will
capture it all.
The pictures will appear in the
1987-88 "Spring Break in Jamaica"
student calendar, which will feature
both men and women because
"there is more to Michigan than
lus~t women." said LSA s~enior
swimsuit issue," Signorie said.
Jamaica was chosen almost on a
whim, she said. It is an expensive
whim. The group will provide
hopes to produce a calendar that
will be bigger and higher in quality
than last year's, for which local
stores reported only average sales.
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By REBECCA BLUMENSTEIN
The University Council made
progress Friday toward concluding
its discussion of political dissent,
the most controversial area of the
proposed code of non-academic
The council, composed of
students, faculty, and admin-
istrators, has been formulating
guidelines to regulate behavior at
campus protests. The guidelines
will cover protesters, campus
security, administrators, faculty,
See PANEL Page 5
40 states celebrate national holi -
day honoring Rev. Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr.
OPINION, PAGE 4
Mediocrity reigns at Peter Nero's
'elevator music fest.'
ARTS, PAGE 5
'There is more to Michigan than just women,'
- LSA senior Bettina Signorie,
"'Spring Break in Jamaica" calendar organizer