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'FIGHT BACK'

SAPAC workshops
0 teach self-defense

The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, October 28, 1987- Page 3
Faculty favors
new retirement
plian options

By ELIZABETH ATKINS
A demonstration and workshop
about self-defense highlighted
"Fighting Back and Self Defense
Day" yesterday as part of Sexual
Assault Awareness Week.
Debby Jarmu, a self-defense
instructor with the Ann Arbor
hblic Schools and the Washtenaw
County Women's Crisis Center, led
assertiveness "role-plays" on the
Diag yesterday at noon along with
Andrea Walsh, a WCC coordinator.
Jarmu and Walsh enacted three
scenarios of sexual harrasment, in
which the victim verbally and
physically asserted herself to ward
off her assailant.
"Women have been taught not to
rude and just smile. We've been
taught to be really good victims,"
Jarmu said.
Pam Shore, a six-year member of
the University's Okinawan Karate
Club, a black belt in karate, and a
trainer at Sexual Assault Prevention
and Awareness Center's Assault
Prevention Alliance, conducted a
women's only self-defense workshop
Past night at South Quad for 11
women.
Shore - who survived a
mugging seven years ago - said the
different levels of self-defense are
awareness, prevention, avoidance,
verbal confrontation, and physical
defense.
She said some women don't take
precautions because they deny
assault could happen to them.
Women don't have to get uptight,
they should just get into a pattern of

preventive and cautious behavior,"
she said.
Shore led the group in role-
playing scenarios in which a man
tried to talk to the woman in a
public place. The women practiced
saying, "I do not want to talk to
you," using eye contact and a firm
tone of voice.
She said that in 50 percent of all
potential assaults, yelling was
enough to ward off assailants; in 85
percent of cases, the combination of
yelling and striking scared off the
man.
One woman in the group said a
man once held a gun to her head but
when she screamed "at the top of my
lungs." Help came and the man fled,
she said.
If attacked, Shore said, women
should strike the man's eyes, nose,
throat, chest, groin, and knees.
However, she said kicking a man's
groin is sometimes ineffective
because men are conscious and
protective of that area. She stressed
that kicking knees is very effective,
and participants practiced kicking
techniques on a "kicking bag."
"The opportunity to practice
kicking was important because I've
never hurt anybody before," said
Beth Arman, an Residential College
sophomore.
"I feel more confident that I can
just say, 'Leave me alone,"' said
Jackie Talaga, an LSA senior.

By EVE BECKER
The University faculty's
governing body approved a plan
Monday to give faculty members
more control of the investments in
their retirement benefit funds.
The Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs approved two
funds - the Fidelity Group of
Mutual Funds and the Calvert Social
Investment Funds - to allow
employees to choose the type of
fund they want to invest in.
The Calvert plan has been called a
"socially responsible plan" because
it does not invest in companies
doing businesss in South Africa, or
are in the weapon or nuclear
industries. The Calvert plan invests
in companies which practice
affirmative action programs and
which employ minorities and
women in important positions.
The Fidelity plan offers a group
of investment options, and funds can
range from energy funds, long-term
growth funds, or more risky funds.
The current options, the Teachers
Insurance and Annuity Association
and the College Retirement Equities
Fund (TIAA-CREF), are considered.
inflexible by many faculty members
because they are not given any say

in where their money is invested.
The proposal, drafted by the
Committee on the Economic Status
of the Faculty, passed SACUA and
will now be submitted to the Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer
James Brinkerhoff.
Contributions for retirement go
into two plans. The basic plan
includes the University's
contribution of 10 percent of the
salary and the individual's contri-
bution of 5 percent. Under a
supplemental plan, faculty members
can add additional contributions
which are then tax-free.
The resolution requests that the
Calvert and Fidelity funds be added
as options for supplemental benefits.
These two funds are already approved
options for the basic retirement plan.
Other universities, such as
Chicago, Columbia, Pennsylvania,
and Stanford, have already added
programs which allow alternative
investment options.
Social Work Prof. Jesse Gordon,
chair of CESF, said the only cost to
the University would be an
administrative cost of processing the
additional options,
Gordon said the funds may be
more risky than the TIAA-CREF
funds which are long-term
investment funds and have been
proven over the years to be stable,
investments.

Daily Photo by SCOTT IuTUCHY,
Diag rap
Ann Arbor residents Darryl Clinton, right, and James Ison jam to LL Cool
J on the Diag yesterday.

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TH IST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Meetings
University of Michigan
Students of Objectivism-
8 p.m., Pond Room, Michigan
Union.
University of Michigan
Asian Student Coalition
(U MA S C) - 7 p.m., 2439
Mason Hall.
Speakers
"What's in it for Men"-
Fighting sexism, violence
against women, and rape culture.
4:30-6 p.m., 1028 Dana Building
(SNR).
Thomas Remington -
"Glasnost: The Change in Media
Personnel". Brown Bag, Noon.
Commons Room, Lane Hall.
"Party-Media Relations", Soviet
media mini course. 8 p.m.,
Room 200, Lane Hall.
Douglas J. Raber- "The
Conformational Criterion for
Aromaticity". 4 p.m., Room
1300, Chemistry Building.
Anton Wallner- "Analytical
Applications of Voltametric
Microelectrodes". 4 p.m., Room
1200. Chemistry Building.
Yasuko Chikuse- "The
Invariant Polynomials with
Matrix Arguments and
Applications in Multivariate
Distribution Theory". 4 p.m.,
451 Mason Hall.
"Moscow: Third Rome -
Present & Future"-
seminar, 7:30 p.m., first floor
lounge, Ecumenical Campus
Center, 921 Church Street.
Performances

Crusading Vectors- 12-1
p.m. on the Diag. Jazz for Life
bucket Drive.
"King David"- East Quad
Music Co-op. U-Club, 9 p.m. $3
admission.
Furthermore
MBA Day- 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Michigan Union. Sponsored by
Career Planning and Placement.
Exploring the International
Field - 4:10-5:30 p.m. Career
Planning and Placement.
Employer Presentation:
The Rand Corporation-
The Rand Institute Graduate
Program. 4-5 p.m. Career
Planning and Placement.
"Rethinking Rape"- film
and discussion. 12-1 p.m., 1520
Dana Building (SNR).
Pre-interview: Combustion
Engineeing (formerly
Accu-Ray)- 5-7 p.m., Room
1013 Dow. Sponsored by SWE.
Wrestling Clinic- 7:30
p.m. in the Fitness Center,
Domino's Pizza Headquarters.
Call 763-7400 for more
information.
"An Overview of Proposal
Writing" - sponsored by
Washtenaw Council for the Arts.
7:30 p.m., Kerrytown Concert
House. $10 fee for non-members.
Video Festival- Washtenaw
Community College, 11 a.m.-2
p.m., second floor, Student
Center Building.
Send announerments of up-
coming events to "The List," c/o
The Michigan Daily. 420
Maynard St., Ann Arbor, Mich.,
48109. Include all pertinent in-
formation and a contact phone
number. We must receive an-
nouncements for Fri4ay and
Sunday events at least two weeks
before the event, and announ-
cements for weekday events
must be received at least two
days before the event.

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By STEVEN FELDMAN Ann Arbor's public schools that actually looking forward to working
Sparked by a racial slur made by a necessitated immediate action. with the Black Student-Parents
BL jc utj Huron High School biology teacher, The demands were presented to Support Group."
a Black parents group made several the school board last Wednesday. The group's demands also include
demands of the Ann Arbor school Philpot said that the group has not the making of Black history a
district last week, including the yet planned any action if the requests mandatory subject in Ann Arbor
adoption of an official policy against are not met. He also said the group mng o s ujtnAs.
racial harassment. did not have any specific proposals high schools.
Huron High School teacher Dale for what a racial harassment policy Other demands that will be
V t P Greiner started the controversy last would say. submitted are for the district to hire
month when he told a group o f Ann Arbor School Superintendent more Black teachers and
Mk noisy Black students, "I don't want Richard Benjamin said the majority administrators, earmark money to
you to grow up to be dumb black of the demands are reasonable. support a Black student union,
niggers." "Some of their demands were establish a Black caucus in the
John Philpot, president of the under consideration even before the Parent Teachers Organization, and
L1 -ii "I 1 Black Student-Parents Support incident," Benjamin said. "I had have a group representative named as
Group, said the teacher's comments already talked to the board about a a non-voting member to the Ann
was evidence of "systemic racism" in racial harassment policy. We are Arbor Board of Education.
Contra calls for cease

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fire, democratization

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country by calling for direct
elections.
"The Sandinistas gained power by
portraying themselves as a
nationalist movement. They later
betrayed that notion," he said.
Earlier, Dr. Taboada, the head of
the Contras" legal commission,
spoke in the same vein. "Those
persons cooperating with the
Sandinistas hoped that once in
power, the Sandinistas would be
moralistic. Unhappily, these
Sandinistas proceeded to build an
unorthadox Leninist party. We want
to negotiate this structure so that
Nicaragua will be ruled according to
the original promises," he said.
Chrysler to lay
off executives
HIGHLAND PARK (AP) -
Chrysler Corp., painfully adjusting
to its purchase of American Motors
Corp., is speeding efforts to trim
white-collar workers from its payroll
and cut costs, Chairman Lee Iacocca
said yesterday.
The nation's third-largest auto-
maker will remove 3,500 white-col-
lar workers, approximately 10 per-
cent of its 38,000 salaried employ-
ees, by the end of the year and also
will reduce its white-collar staff by
an additional 3 percent annually the
next five years, company officials
said.
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crowd of about 200 people, produced
numerous boisterous interruptions,
but to the pleasure of some and the yo""ey s.D.;b.e
displeasure of others, the speakers yD$us:"
were allowed to continue,
In one exchange, Pardo had said,
"I hope all of you will approach
what we say with healthy skepticism
and go out and learn what is"m B
happening in Central America." One
spectator then called out, "Like
children dying," before another in the
audience responded, "Go back to ::
Russia."
LSA sophomore David Staels,
chair of the campus College -Cy
Republicans, said in a statement.F2
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