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Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom

Vol. XCVIII, No. 49

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, November 17, 1987

Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily


up' ban
Starting next year, any Michigan
football spectator who "passes up"
another crowd member will be
subject to arrest by Ann Arbor
The Ann Arbor City Council
unanimously passed an ordinance last
night that will forbid fans "passing
up," or lifting other fans from their
seats and handing them to other
spectators behind them. The law will
be effective in 10 days and will not
apply to this weekend's contest
against Ohio State, the last home
game of the season.
Passing up has always been
legally defined as assault - as sexual
assault, in some cases - but it was
unenforceable unless a victim
complained to the police department.
Now, a police officer can ticket any
crowd member who participates,
whether or not the victim complains.
A ticketed fan will be charged
with a fine up to $100, or a jail term
up to 90 days, said City Attorney
Bruce Laidlaw.
At last night's meeting, Mayor
Gerald Jernigan, a Republican, asked,
"Who will they issue the ticket to?
Does that mean 80 rows of people?"
Councilmember Dave DeVarti (D-
Fourth Ward), co-writer of the
ordinance, answered, "There has to be
discretion. I can't see them going
down there and giving tickets to
DeVarti said that police officers
will be prepared in case of a passing
up incident, but the law's intent was
not to have them detract attention
from the game.
The council ordinance followed a
resolution passed three weeks ago
that placed police officers at more
visible locations during football
games. The resolution also called for
the distribution of fliers that explain
why passing up is dangerous. The
resolution will still be in effect for
Saturday's game.
"(Passing up) has resulted in a
range of injuries including broken
elbows, concussions and bruises,
and... victims of these assaults are
frequently emotionally shaken and
traumatized," according to the
See COUNCIL, Page 2


Ohio State fires Earle Bruce;
Athletic director Bay resigns
By SCOTT G. MILLER "It's unfair to do it now. They can do it any time,
As Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler spoke but not before the Michigan game."
yesterday at his weekly press luncheon about his re- While the timing may have been bad, the news did
spect for Earle Bruce, the beleagured Ohio State head not shock Wolverine nose guard Billy Harris. "Being
coach was being fired. from Ohio, I'm not surprised, because of the fans," said
Buckeye athletic director Rick Bay resigned as a Xenia native Harris.
result. Apparently, that fan pressure led the Ohio State
"This is a sad day for college football. Bruce coached trustees to force OSU president Edward Jennings to
with honesty and integrity," said Schembechler in a make a coaching change. The Buckeyes have lost three
written statement released after practice. "His record straight games by a total of 10 points, and their record
speaks for itself. This will not detract from his is a disappointing 5-4-1.
reputation as a coach." ACCORDING TO Bay, his resignation and
A visibly shaken Schembechler would not comment Bruce's firing will take effect after this Saturday's game
further as he left the Michigan practice facility. with Michigan. In a written statement, Jennings named
Wolverine equipment manager John Falk drove senior associate director of athletics James Jones to re-
Schembechler's car to a side door so the 19th-year head place Bay.
coach could avoid the press. Bay, a Michigan alumnus, met with Jennings
BRUCE BRIEFLY spoke with the media after around 1:30 p.m and refused to wait to fire Bruce after
his team's practice. "I guess they have a right to fire a the Ohio State-Michigan game this weekend. B ay-
guy," Bruce said. "I think it's very poor timing, right informed Bruce of Jennings' decision at 2:30 p.m. and
before the Michigan game, the most important game then resigned. Bay attributed his departure to
on our schedule. See BRUCE, page 7
Regets join panel on out-of
state entrollment increase

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center volunteer Marya Mogk
conducts an acquaintance rape workshop last night at the Pi Beta Phi
Sorority house. About 60 women and Sigma Chi men attended the
Greeks learn facts
about date rape

Two members of the University's
Board of Regents met with state
government officials in Ann Arbor
yesterday to recap last spring's
dispute over the University's out-of-
state enrollment level.
The meeting, the first of a series
of talks mandated by this year's state
higher education appropriations bill,
set the stage for negotiations to allay
legislative concern that the
University's admissions process
favors non-residents.
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann
Arbor), one of the University's
representatives, said the state,
legislators and regents restated their
opposing views and presented

analyses of the issues.
"There was no recrimination on.
anyone's part," Baker said. "There
was substantial discussion as to
whether undergraduates and graduate
students should both be included in
the discussion. It's really very
difficult to talk about these two in
Statistics cited by state officials
during last summer's budget talks,
which estimated the University's
out-of-state enrollment at 36 percent,
reflected the number of graduate and
undergraduate students on the Ann
Arbor campus. Including enrollment
figures from the University's
satellite campuses in Dearborn and
Flint deflates that ratio to 30

Restricting discussion to the
undergraduate population also lowers
the figure, Baker said, because over
one-half of the University's graduate
students are from different states or
Baker and Regent Thomas Roach
(D-Saline) presented a report on the
historical rise and decline of out-of
state enrollment compiled by Vice
President for Academic Affairs and
Provost James Duderstadt. The
report said the present ratio is very
close to the historical average. Baker
said the University's official report
is still unfinished.
"The regents still want to discuss
See REGENTS, Page 2

In an effort to raise
acquaintance rape consciousness in
the University's Greek system,
about 60 sorority and fraternity
members attended a sexual assault
awareness workshop last night.
Pi Beta Phi President Krista
Dunton, an LSA senior, organized
the workshop which was held in
her sorority house along with the
Sigma Chi fraternity.
Two volunteers from the
Sexual Assault Prevention and
Awareness Center conducted the
two-hour workshop. Starting with
a "myth-busters" discussion, the
facilitators dispelled myths about
sexual assault.
Brian Dietz, a first year law
student and SAPAC volunteer,
said acquaintance rapes account for

80 to 90 percent of all rapes.
Marya Mogk, an LSA junior
and SAPAC volunteer, told the
group men rape to assert power,
aggression, and anger. "Rape is
not a crime of sexuality, it's a
crime of aggression," she said.
One fraternity member asked,
"If violence is not involved, is
that rape?"
The SAPAC volunteers defined
rape as "any sexual conduct that
does not involve mutual consent."
Dietz explained a "force
continuum" which men often use
to coerce women into having sex.
The continuum begins with
mutual consent and ranges to
increasing levels of coercion, to
verbal threats, and finally to force
See WORKSHOP, Page 2


MSA survey provokes thought
on position of Blacks at 'U'

A recent Michigan Student Assembly survey answer
concerning the low number of Blacks on campus is
causing many to re-examine reasons behind the
Polled dorm residents said the low number of Blacks
on campus is due to a "lack of qualified Black
applicants to the University." However, reaction from
University sociologists and students is mixed.
LSA junior Mike Philips, chair of MSA's Student
Rights Committee, said he considers the response a
subtle form of racism which he calls "backdoor
"It sh6ws racism on campus that people would
think that Blacks are not qualified to be on campus...
They think that every Black on campus is a token,"
Philips said.
Blacks comprised 5.3 percent of the University

community in 1986, up 0.1 percent from the year
before, but still far short of the University's promise in
1970 of 10 percent enrollment.
But sociology Prof. Sylvia Pedraza-Baily said that
the people polled may have given that response because
they realize the "vast inequalities" in the nation's
educational system.
"(Some Blacks) have gone to very poor school
systems and are not adequately prepared for the nation's
more competitive colleges," Pedraza-Baily said.
Philips said, "The inter-city schools are not
comparable to suburban schools." He said he has
attended both and added, "I could tell the difference...
the suburban schools are better."
Pedraza-Baily also said those who responded may be
racist. "They believe that some categories of people are
inherently inferior."
See SURVEY, Page 3

Give blood Daily Photo by KAREN HANDELMAN
Oreitha Voelker, left, and Ruth Harns volunteer their time to the Michigan-Ohio State annual blood drive in the
Union this week. The organizers expect 250 people to donate blood each day. It takes a person 45 minutes to go
through the entire process with cookies and orange juice at the finish line.

Shapiro gives State of 'U' talk INSIDE

University President Harold
Shapiro, in his State of the
University address to faculty
yesterday, said research universities
face problems of finding "spiritual
stability" in the future.
In one of his last public addresses
to the University community,
Shapiro chose not to emphasize
2-1 - - - -- of- he

challenged to "preserve order amid
change and to preserve change amid
order," he said.
There is also a new concern for
values and spiritual stability, he said.
"We feel we have lost a sense of
stability in relation to the world
around us."
Research universities often
assume the role of critics of society,
Chonim nid Rnt the recenrch

because it showed a feeling of
rootlessness and a feeling of being President Shapiro o
stuck between an old world and a new versity responses to:
world. OPI
Shapiro also said how he and his
wife, Vivian, an associate professor Former Cheers star
in the School of Social Work, felt returns to the big sc
about leaving the University. Again.
Shapiro listed some of his
achievements, but said he could not
pick out one greatest achievement. Hockey coach R

outlines Uni-
NION, Page 4
Shelly Long
reen in Hello
ARTS, Page 5
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