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W 0 ke1 M ga 1l ' John Logie - Interview: Donna Jo Napoli " The List
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Societal racism
ref cted at U
By EUGENE PAK insensitivity to the issue and I don't
yifth in afive-part series doubt we need some rearrangement
Bigotry goes beyond headlines, of (programs) but to comment or
As racist incidents become more charge that pervasive racism is
pblicized, many black leaders seeping down from the Fleming
aigue that overt examples of racism building is a hilarious idea."
are surface manifestations of a Shapiro has promised that the
deeper problem. The sheer number University's efforts to recruit and
:of such incidents reflects more than keep black students will be
a few "bad apples." intensified, with new ones
Black students and faculty blame implemented.
-he University and the Reagan THE ADMINISTRATION
-administration for creating a recently announced a million dollar
climate in which blatant racist Minority Initiative to improve
incidents are more readily tolerated. racial relations here, but while
According to University students agree this is a step in the
sociology Prof. Aldon Morris, "It's right direction, they call it "treating
not just a matter of looking at the the symptom, rather than the
person who (slipped the flier at disease."
Couzens), it's not a matter of Unlike the Presidential Initia -
looking at who the (WJJX) disk tives Fund for research or the
'ockey was. Undergraduate Initiatives Fund,
"It's a matter of looking at this which are clearly earmarked for
*University, looking at its annual $1 million expenditures, the
leadership, or more precisely, the administration has been ambiguous
failure of its leadership to set the about how the Minority Initiative
right kind of tone for cultural, will be funded in the future.
racial, and ethnic diversity which James Duderstadt, the vice-
are critical to the function of a first president for academic affairs, says
class university." he has "challenged" the University
BU T administrators counter "grassroots" community to submit
that the blame is not theirs alone. proposals in order to get valuable
They point out that many programs student and faculty input. But
already address the issues of black critics argue that this is avoiding
recruitment and retention. The the issue or "playing dumb."
,University has the highest black "If you are truly committed...
graduate student enrollment in the you just don't roll out a million
Big Ten at 5.8 percent. dollars and throw it out, you have
University President Harold some notion of what's going to
Shapirosaid at a press conference happen," said Eunice Royster,
during the Hood hearing, "I don't director of the Comprehensive
doubt that we have some See BLACKS, Page 3



Special to the Daily
Charlotte, N.C. - Monkeys
fell from the backs of Bill Frieder
and Gary Grant, almost everything
Garde Thompson fired up fell, and
a backboard almost fell as the
Michigan basketball team dropped
Navy, 97-82, last night in a first-
round NCAA East Regional
tournament game.
Frieder's plan to beat the
Midshipmen worked effectively as
the seventh-year head coach
continued to wipe out his
reputation as a mediocre bench
coach. His strategy of applying
constant pressure on Navy's All-
America center David Robinson
successfully stymied the Middies'
offense in the crucial late portion
of the first half. Despite the
persistent blanketing, Robinson
scored a Navy-record 50 points.
"We did exactly what we
wanted to do defensively," said
Frieder. "I know the kid got 50,
but he still missed 15 shots, he
missed six free throws, and he
missed some rebounds.
"We did a good job on him, for
us. We're just a bunch of little of
skinny kids."
GRANT finally broke his
personal NCAA-tournament
scoring jinx, scoring 26 points,
handing out six assists, and
holding Navy's Doug Wojcik to
one point.
Thompson scorched the
Charlotte Coliseum nets for 33
points. The senior guard sank .11
of 14 field goal attempts,

including an nine of 12 from
three-point range. The nine three
pointers established a new NCAA-
tournament record.
The Grand Rapids native carried
the scoring load before halftime,
hitting six triples and 20 total
points. With Michigan trailing
34-31, Thompson hit a bomb to
tie the game with five minutes
remaining until intermission.
After a Robinson layup,
Thompson hit from the same
spot, giving the Wolverines their
first lead, 37-36.
Grant drew a charge on Wojcik,
leading to Thompson's third
straight three pointer from his
favorite location, just right of the
top of the key.
Thompson's three-point
barrage frustrated Navy
defensively. "When he comes
down on the break, pulls up and
hits a three pointer, what can you
do?" asked Robinson.
NAVY coach Pete Herrmann
had a possible solution. "We tried
to put eight guys out there (to
defend against Thompson), but
they wouldn't let us," he said.
Michigan's red-hot shooting
(58% for the game) created more
problems for Navy. With
Thompson and Grant hitting from
long-range, Herrmann was forced
to switch to a man-to-man
defense. The Wolverines quickness
advantage became more evident
late in the game when they ran off
streaks of eight and seven
unanswered points.
See MICHIGAN, Page 10

Associated Press
Senior Navy center David Robinson scored a Naval Academy record 50
points in his final collegiate game last night against Michigan. The
Wolverines, though, won the game 97-82.

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colleges w
As fear of AIDS increases, colleges and universities
nationwide are taking action to promote awareness of
the disease by issuing warnings about AIDS to
students, handing out "safe 'sex" kits, and distributing
University officials, however, do not plan to take
hat they feel are "sensationalist" actions - such as
distributing condoms - as steps to combat the fear of
Locally, both Western Michigan and Central
Michigan Universities handed out condoms to students.
Michigan State University blanketed dorms with AIDS
pamphlets and warned students of the risk of
contracting AIDS while on their spring break in
Florida next week.
At the University of Pennsylvania a week of


students on


activities aimed at prevention of sexually transmitted
diseases included handing out condoms. Stanford
University plans to install condom dispensing
machines in men's and women's bathrooms in student
residences and libraries, and has had similar programs
aimed at educating students and raising funds for AIDS-
related causes.
A Columbia University drug store handed out free
condoms on Valentine's day, and Dartmouth University
handed out "safer sex kits" to students which included
one condom, one "pillow" which ruptures to release a
lubricant that kills the AIDS virus, and one "rubber
dam" - a modified rectangular dental instrument
colored green for Dartmouth - to be worn in the
mouth during oral sex.
Meanwhile, the University has not created any
special programs to educate students about AIDS,

which may infect 1 to 1.5 million people people by
1991. University officials say they have no plans to
hand out condoms or "safe sex" packets on campus to
educate students about AIDS.
Dr. Caesar Briefer, director of Health Services, calls
distributing condoms to students "a glitzy solution to a
complicated problem." He recommends, instead, that
students change their behavior and become less promis -
Condoms are not foolproof and are "a second line of
defense," said Briefer. "The first line is to be very
prudent about sexual activities."
Briefer said to prevent AIDS one should either have
a mutually monogamous relationship with a person
who has tested negative for the AIDS virus, abstain
from sex, or use a condom in combination with a

Tremendous loss
Woody Hayes died yesterday of an apparent heart at-
tack in his Ohio home. In his 33-year college football
career, Hayes guided Ohio State to two national
championships. "He was one of the greatest, if not
the greatest, football coach we've ever had in the Big
Ten football conference," said Michigan Coach Bo

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Pursell votes to oppose aid to contras

Carl Pursell, a local U.S. Representative
who has long supported U.S. aid to the
Nicaraguan contra rebels, voted Wednesday
against a $40 million package for the contras.
Pursell (R-Ann Arbor) cast one of 17
Republican votes for a six-month freeze on aid
to the U.S. backed rebels pending accounting of
how previous money was spent.
The House voted 230-196 for the resolution,
which was opposed by 156 Republicans and 40
But it seems the $40 million - the last
installment of a $100 million aid package

approved last year - may still go to the
contras because Senate leaders cannot muster
the two thirds majority needed to override a
presidential veto.
Future contra aid requests would be easier to
stop because only simple House and Senate
majorities would be needed.
Until recently, Pursell has supported aid to
the contras. But Pursell's change of mind was
"a combination of a lot of different factors,"
said Gary Cates, Pursell's press secretary.
Monday's resignation of contra leader Arturo
Cruz was a "large factor" in Pursell's decision
because "he offered a lot of credibility that we
now feel is lost," Cates said.

"Second, the vote he's cast is to send a
message of discontent to the Administration."
In a related development, the Senate voted
97-1 yesterday to commend a new Central
American peace plan. It then resumed its long
and bitterly divisive debate on arming
Nicaragua's contra rebels.
Pursell feels that there are better ways to
help Nicaragua, Cates said. Pursell and Rep.
Paul Henry (R- Grand Rapids) - who also
voted for the freeze - proposed a Costa Rican
peace plan that would "offer a more regional
approach" and pressure the Costa Rican
See PURSELL, Page 3

Teach-in educates students
about 'U' military research

MS A parties present their
positions on the UCAR de -
Big Black prepares to bring its
high voltage rock and roll to the
Halfway Inn tomorrow night.

During a teach-in at East Quad
last night, three students, a
professor, and a member of
Women's Action for Nuclear
Disarmament condemned military

According to Physics Prof. Dan
Axelrod, "Military research on this
campus, or on any campus, has one
fundamental goal: that is creating
weapons of violence and mass
destruction which are designed to

Non-classified research, however,
has no such restrictions. In 1986,
the Department of Defense funded
4.4 percent of the University's
$182 million total research budget.

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