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Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom
VOLUME XCVII - NO. 120 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1987 COPYRIGHT 1987, THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Camp us
lamnents
regent's
death
By STEPHEN GREGORY
The American flag on the Diag
flew at half mast. The sky above
urton Memorial Bell Tower was
vercast, and rain was imminent. A
somber mood permeated the area
around the tower yesterday as
people passed the site were Regent
University President Harold
Shapiro expresses his sorrow
over Regent Sarah Power's
.death. See Page 4. .
arah Power fell to her death.
Power died Tuesday morning
when she fell from an eighth floor
window of the tower. The Ann
Arbor Police Department called her
death a suicide Tuesday, and the
University confirmed it yesterday.
THE manner of her death has
puzzled and dismayed University
community members.
"I was shocked," said Laura
Goss, LSA senior. "I heard (Power)
speak at a leadership conference a
couple of weeks ago. She seemed
like a really together woman."
Between classes, crowds of
See UNIVERSITY, Page 5

'U,

develops

anti -racism
workshops
By MARTHA SEVETSON members were not involved in
A plan to add workshops on planning the program.
racism, sexism, and bigotry to the According to Marty Ellington, a
freshman summer orientation UCAR member and LSA senior,
program is in the developmental "UCAR will go over the programs
stages, according to Robin Jacoby, and make recommendations to the
administrative assistant to Vice- administration."
President and Provost James UCAR member James McGee, a
Duderstadt. first year medical student, said he
"People have been thinking was unaware of the plan and
about this proposal for a while, but speculated that other UCAR
a mandate has come in the last few members are also unfamiliar with
weeks," Jacoby said. "The BAM III it. McGee would not comment on
and UCAR demands gave a further this particular plan, but said, "Any
impetus to the proposal." program that opens students' minds
The University's offices of to diversity and encourages open
housing and orientation are discussion is good."
responsible for developing the According to Jacoby, the
programs, which include a administration has developed a
workshop to be conducted during number of other programs to
the fall in all residence halls. combat racism in the community
Housing officials could not be which will be announced in the
reached for comment lust night. next few weeks.
The workshops may fulfill one A UCAR demand for a required
of the United Coalition Against University course on racism and
Racism's proposals that demanded sexism has not been developed
the establishment of a mandatory because the administration does not
workshop on racism. UCAR have authority to change the
curriculum, she said.

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON,
Greeks bearing grins
Dancers from Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Tau Omega, and Zeta Psi boogie, bop, croon, and otherwise get
down for charity to the tunes of "String of Pearls" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."

Malicious phoning
Prank calls concern residents

By ELIZABETH ATKINS
A recent rash of phone calls
from unidentified callers is
frightening and annoying female
residents in Mary Markley hall.
Sixth-floor residents in
Markley's Scott house have been
receiving the late-night calls for the
past two weeks. According to
Resident Advisor Colleen
McDonald, an LSA junior, the
callers can apparently see their
victims because they describe where
the woman is sitting in the room

and what she is wearing. She saiu
every room on her hall received the
same type of call on Tuesday night,
but it was not clear whether one
person or several was making the
calls.
"Everyone was really freaked
out," McDonald said. She filed a
report with campus security
yesterday after residents on her hall
told her of the mysterious calls they
had received.
Janet Cassar, an LSA
sophomore and McDonald hall

resident, said the calls usually occur
late at night or in the early morning
hours. Cassar said she received a
call one night last weckend from a
caller who sounded like he was
watching her.-
"He knew what I was doing -
sitting on the bed. I shut off the
lights and he said 'Whytdid you
shut off the lights? Were you
scared?' I took the phone off the
hook. I was petrified," Cassar said.
The windows in the rooms of
See CALLS, page 3

Doily Photo by DANA MENDELSSOHN
Mayor Candido Vallecillos and Dr. Marilyn Camillo, both of Juigalpa,
Nicaragua, visit Ann Arbor for Central American Week. Central America
Sister City Task force paid for the visit through fund raisers.
Juigalpans pay a
visit to Ann Arbor

Court
ruling
favors
women
By The Associated Press
The Supreme Court, upholding
an affirmative action plan for
female workers, ruled yesterday that
employers may give special
preferences in hiring and promoting
women to create a more balanced
workforce.
By a 6-3 vote, the justices said a
1964 civil rights law banning on-
the-job discrimination allows such
preferential treatment. And they said
employers may adopt affirmative
action plans without admitting past
discrimination against women.
The decision was hailed as a
momentous victory for women's
rights.
"It vindicates our historic
position that sex discrimination,
like race discrimination, can be
remedied by the use of affirmative
action measures," said Judith
Lichtman, executive director of the
Women's Legal Defense Fund.
As it has in a series of
affirmative action cases, the court
rejected the Reagan administration's
position. Justice Department
lawyers had argued that individual
rights should not be sacrificed in
the interest of "casual sexual
engineering."
The court rejected an appeal by
Paul Johnson, who was denied
promotion to road dispatcher by the
Santa Clara County Transportation
Agency in California.
The job went to Diane Joyce,
who Johnson said was less qualified
than himself.
INSIDE
Concrete proposals and action
are necessary to realize minority
enrollment goals.
OPINION, PAGE 4
Georgia Satellites jump on the
bandwagon on REO
Speedwagon.
ARTS, PAGE 7
Former Michigan basketball

By CARRIE LORANGER
Central American Week,
which started Monday, is being
celebrated here with a visit from
two citizens of Ann Arbor's
sister city, Juigalpa, Nicaragua.
Mayor Candido Vallecillos
and Dr. Marilyn Camillo, who
arrived Monday morning, are the
city's representatives. They are
living with Ann Arbor families
during their stay, and will be
returning to Juigalpa on April 6.

T H E delegates were
introduced at the Michigan
Theater last night during Fiesta
de Juigalpa, a fundraiser for the
Central America Sister City
Task Force.
The task force, which city
voters approved last April, used
funds raised by members over
the past year to bring the two
Juigalpans here.
During the stay, Camillo will
See SISTER, page 5

Disabled students
form new coalition

By STEVEN TUCH
The newly-formed Coalition of
Students with Disabilities held its
first organizational meeting last
night. Group leaders hope to
provide support groups and lobby
for more services for disabled
students.

Coalition of Disabled Students.
She then asked the students at
the meeting to brainstorm ideas for
needed improvements in University
facilities. Aid in evacuation of
disabled people in emergencies such
as fires and in drills, better and
more convenient transportation, and

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