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The Michigan Daily-Friday, October 16, 1987- Page 3
PIRGIM rejects contract
By ANDREW MILLS empowered President Ken Weine to pects of the provision that mandates
PIRGIM board members, in an sign the contract on behalf of MSA. running the group's elections under
informal meeting yesterday, rejected But PIRGIM chair Judy Hyslop told the assembly's Election' Code. He
a proposed contract between the en- Weine yesterday that the group speculated that the assembly would
vironmental lobbying group and the would not sign the contract until the have voted differently had they
Michigan Student Assembly. party issue was resolved. known.

Five members of the Public In-
terest Research Group in Michigan's
eight-member board decided not to
accept the contract, which outlines
how student contributions will be
collected and how students can ob-
tain refunds of the 75 cents levied at
Matt Kanter, the group's trea-
surer, said they oppose a provision
allowing party-affiliated students to
run for the PIRGIM board.
On Tuesday night, the assembly

Kanter said that by running under
party affiliations, candidates for the
group's board of directors would be
campaigning on University-wide
"MSA" issues - which may or may
not include PIRGIM issues.
"We want to set up a system
where PIRGIM board nominees run
on PIRGIM issues, and not MSA
issues," Kanter said.
Kanter felt that many assembly
members had not considered all as-

But Weine pointed out that under
the election code, candidates can ruoa
as independents, and do not have to
be affiliated with a party.
"I'm not forcing people to run:ot
parties. PIRGIM is trying to restrit
parties from being formed," Weine
said. He added, "I would expect tMt
the people who run for the PIRGIM
board would run on PIRGIM is!
sues." He said running as a party
member would not restrict that.

Schools to look at anti-racism plan

Daily Photo by ELLEN LEVY
Residents of the A. K. Stevens cooperative relax on their front porch. The Inter-Cooperative Council is
celebrating its 50th anniversary at the University of Michigan this week.
Fifty years later, co-ops still appeal to many

(Continued from Page 1)
What the co-op is "all about,"
Haberman said, is a non-profit, open
membership home that offers demo-
cratic participation, education and

mutual cooperation.
The ICC is also planning to con-
tinue growing, she said, adding that
a portion of each month's rent is put
into the ICC's treasury for the

building of future cooperatives.
"Good planning over the years is
the reason co-ops have lasted so
long," Haberman said.

The Ann Arbor public schools
will adopt a racial harassment policy
as a result of an incident in which a
biology teacher allegedly made a
racist remark in his class.
Ann Arbor School Superintendent
Richard Benjamin said the one day
suspension and written reprimand
levied earlier this month against the
teacher, Dale Greiner, was insuffi-
cient. Benjamin would not detail
what the stronger disciplinary action
would be, except to say he would
not consider anything less than a one
week pay loss.
Benjamin had agreed to stand by
the recommendations of school dis-
trict Ombudsman LeRoy Cappaert,
who said in a report released Tuesday
that the punishment "should be suf-
ficient to insure that racial bias will
not be tolerated."

Greiner has apologized for the
remark he made last month to sev-
eral Black students while trying to
quiet them down during class. He
reportedly told the group of students
that they were "growing up to be
dumb Black niggers."
In the report, Cappaert said that,
"the pain felt by the students will
remain with them throughout their

lives. The eradication-of social dpi
pression must be a primary goal of
the school system."
The report includes a long-range
plan to move toward a "multi-cul-
tural integrated organization" by
strengthening existing steps to
combat racism and by changing the
system itself.

Student charges prof. with sexual assault

(Continued from Page 1)
LSA senior was entering her house
in the 1000 block of Olivia Street
during the early morning of Sept.
12 when a white male allegedly at-
tacked the woman, who fought off
her assailant. After being pushed
down the outside staircase where the
incident allegedly occurred, the male
uttered something to the woman be-
fore fleeing.
The woman identified Rosen-
boom as her attacker when he entered
the University Club, where the
woman works, about 10 days after
the alleged incident.
Jordan added that Rosenboom just
wants to put the whole incident be-
hind them.
"This whole incident has been a
nightmare for him. I really feel bad.
We want him to get a trial and get
exonerated," he said. "(Thomas) is
more than willing to have every de-
tail examined."
Rosenboom was released October
13 on $5,000 bond after a prelimi-
nary hearing before Judge George
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trial in Washtenaw County Circuit
Court on Dec. 21 before Judge Ross
Fourth degree criminal sexual
conduct - any type of non-solicited
touching or feeling that doesn't re-
sult in injury -- is a "high misde-
meanor" which carries a maximum
penalty of two years in jail and a
$500 fine.
Burgess was unsure as to whether
Rosenboom, who is not a United
States citizen, would be deported if
convicted. The Holland native is at
the University for the year teaching a
creative writing class in the LSA's
Department of Germanic Languages
and Literature.
It's also unclear whether he would
face any University sanctions if
convicted. The faculty's governing
body, SACUA, discouraged sexual
relationships between faculty mem-

bers and students in its 1986 policy
on gender and respect in the Univer-
sity community, though it remains
powerless to take any punitive ac-

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