The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, November 18, 1987--Page3
vie for MSA seats
needs of poor
By JIM PONIEWOZIK
Although many candidates
considcr running without party
affiliation a disadvantage, several
students are doing just that in the
Michigan Student Assembly's
elections which begin today.
Three LSA students, t w o
engineering students and one
Rackham graduate student are run-
ning as independents against party-
affilliated candidates from those
schools. Independent candidates are
also running unopposed for Dental
school, Library Science, and Music
"If you're with a party, you have
to go along with party reasoning...
when you're an independent, you can
pretty much do things your own
way," said LSA sophomore Steven
McKean wants MSA to focus on
more campus-oriented issues instead
of national or global concerns.
"It seems that MSA is so
concerned with extraneous things...
sure, PIRGIM (Public Interest
Research Group In Michigan) is
important, but I think campus issues
are more important," McKean said.
He considers the problem of racial
discrimination and the extension of
operating hours for the North
Campus buses important issues.
LSA sophomore Debbie Schlus-
sel intended to run as the
"Responsibility" party but learned
after the MSA deadline had passed
that she needed at least one other
party member to do so.
Schlussel, an MSA representative
from October 1986 to April 1987,
criticized MSA for funding PIRGIM
because she considers it a "political"
Schlussel supports the recent
proposal to deputize campus secur-
ity, giving them the power to carry
guns and make arrests.
LSA sophomore Kenneth Bassey
named sexual harassment and assault
problems, and the toughening of
foreign language requirements as his
Sophomore Brian Cook, one of
two independent Engineering
candidates, said his experience on the
University's Engineering Council
(UMEC) would help him in working
"I think my opinions are those of
engineers," Cook said. He is op-
posed to the deputization of campus
security and to a code of non-
Jacqueline Martin, also an
Engineering sophomore, seeks
election after she was appointed to
fill a vacant Engineering seat on the
assembly last month. Martin, who
was also a member of UMEC, said
that her primary obligation would be
to "keep the viewpoint of the
engineers expressed at MSA."
Martin said that she considers
racism one of the most significant
issues facing MSA. She added that
racism should be a particular concern
of engineers because a "road rally"
last year sponsored by engineering
societies asked participants to
remove parts of the anti-apartheid
shanties in the Diag.
Andy Bressler, a Master's
candidate in Engineering, is the sole
independent candidate running for a
Rackham graduate school seat.
As a graduate student, Bressler
said, he is concerned with maintain-
ing the University's reputation as a
research university by supporting
expanded research in all fields.
Bressler also opposes the
Rackham policy limiting graduate
students to ten terms as teaching
Problen solved Dolly Photo by SCOTT LTUHY
Business School junior Arch Wright speaks yesterday to members of the
Phi Gamma Delta fraternity about his former alcoholism and drug addic-
MSA supports changes
to affirmative action logo
By ALYSSA LUSTIGMAN
The problems of homelessness and poverty still persist throughout
Ann Arbor and the nation, city officials said at a vigil last night.
"The last line of the pledge of allegiance embodies one of the basic
concepts of our country. At this point in time, we seem to be having a
lot of trouble" carrying out 'justice for all,' said City Councilmember
Ann Marie Coleman (D-First Ward) at the vigil in front of the Federal
Coleman was one of several speakers at the Justice for All Day
candlelight vigil, held to promote awareness of problems of the poor
and homeless in Ann Arbor and throughout the nation. The crowd sang. .
patriotic songs and marched to the front of City Hall in a show of
Speakers at the rally stressed the need for political action against the
council's rejection last week of support for a low-income housing
"If you see exploitation, you must stand up and fight and say what
you believe in, even if you have to challenge everybody else," said
Councilmember Larry Hunter (D-First Ward).
Ann Arbor Housing Commission manager Helen Brown told the
crowd of 50 people about her experienceliving in public housing, and
the need for job training and facilities for the homeless.
"Being thrown in jail for sleeping in parks, or cars, or public
places... is not justice for all," she said.
Most on hand, like Carol Rees, a volunteer at the Shelter
Association for the Homeless, attended the vigil to publicly state the
need to provide housing for the homeless.
"The more noise you make, the more likely something will
happen," she said.
"There is a huge homeless problem in Ann Arbor, and any student
that goes here can open their eyes and see that," said Jeff Sobel a first
year medical student. "You see the homeless every day, and a lot more
can be done for them."
Yesterday was declared a national day of awareness on poverty in
America. Ann Arbor was one of 100 cities holding vigils and forums to
address the problems of the poor.
Latino students leader
By ANDREW MILLS
The Michigan Student Assembly
in its weekly meeting last night
unanimously passed a resolution
calling for the incorporation of the
phrase "sexual orientation" into the
University's Affirmative Action
logo and in the regents' bylaws. The
resolution supports a similar demand
of the Lesbian and Gay Rights on
The affirmative action logo
currently states, as does the bylaw,
that the University will not
discriminate on the basis of "race,
sex, color, religion, creed, national
origin or ancestry, age, marital
status, handicap, or Vietnam-era
The resolution further stated that
"the administration's lack of action
on this issue demonstrates a
homophobic and heterosexist atti-
MSA President Ken Weine and
vice president Wendy Sharp met
with the faculty's Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs
briefly on Monday to solicit their
support on this issue. Harris
McClamroch, chair of SACUA, said
the faculty discussed the matter
briefly, but did not vote o n
supporting the demands. He said,
however, that a majority supported
Weine, Sharp, and McClamroch
will be meeting with the
Unviersity's executive officers this
morning, and Sharp said she will
bring up this issue.
The assembly was also slightly
shaken by in-fighting last night over
the nomination of LSA senior David
Sternlicht to the University Council.
Many assembly members, including
council co-chair David Newblatt,
were strongly opposed to Stern-
The assembly's C a m p u s
Governance Committee nominated
Sternlicht and LSA senior Robert
Bell to fill empty seats on the
council, but opponents of Sternlicht
passed an amendment replacing him
with Rackham graduate student Brian
Campus Governance chair George
Davis vehemently opposed the
removal of Sternlicht as a nominee,
saying that the assembly, which
usually "rubber-stamps" appoint-
ments, stepped out of line by
proposing Haus as a replacement.
Davis walked out of the meeting
when the amendment passed.
After returning to the assembly
chambers, Davis said the action was
"very tacky of the assembly," adding
sarcastically, "I thank you very
much for telling me how to do my
In other business, the assembly
passed a resolution hailing the 20th
anniversary of the Residential
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
20TH INT'L TOURNEE
OF ANIMATION (1987)
Mich., 7:15 p.m.
A collection of the best
short animation features from
around the world. Countries
participating include the
Soviet Union, Italy and
LOVE AND DEA T H
(Woody Allen, 1975) Mich.,
Woody Allen week at the
Michigan Theatre continues:
Allen plays a deserter from the
Czarist army who attempts to
woo his cousin (Diane Keaton)
and assassinate Napolean.
RICHOCHET East Quad,
Rm. 126, 6:30 p.m.
Made by the Israeli army to
prepare soldiers to serve
during the recent occupation
of Lebanon. Containing
controversial footage of the
actions and experiences of
Israeli army personnel, the
film is a frank depiction of
the Middle East conflict. The
showing is free.
LASC - 8 p.m. 2435 Mason
Undergraduate Law Club
-- a panel of University law
students to present an
informal lecture and question
and answer period.
Campus Crusade for christ -
7p.m.-8:30 p.m. 4224 East
Junior Year A b r o a d
Program - all interested
students welcome. 7 p.m.
Room 1433 Mason Hall.
O C R P - 5:10 -6:30 p.m.
MLB, Auditorium 4.
University of M i c h i g a n
Commission for Women
- noon, Michigan Room,
Association of Systems
Automation - 7 p.m. ,1301
Asian Student Coalition
- 7 p.m. 2439, Mason Hall.
The M i c h i g a n
Society - lecture on foreign
service career. 8 p.m. 140
Clark Spike - "Our
L" an a m ^VA - A nn -
4:15, Hale Auditorium.
Peter Railton - "Judicial
Review and Democratic
Theory," Noon 2553 LS&A.
Stanley Schwartz -
lecture on philosophical
issues in medicine, Noon
South Lecture Hall Med. Sci.
The Ark - Ladysmith Black
Mambazo, the vocal group
from Soweto, was the backup
group for Paul Simon on his
Graceland album and his most
East Quad's Halfway Inn
- Open Mic. Night, 8 p.m.
Opera" - Weinstein joins
U-M Professor of Music
William Bolcom to discuss
and illustrate their
collaboration as lyricist and
composer of avant-garde
theatrical works. 7:30 p.m.
East room North Campus
Used Book Sale - 9 a.m.-
3p.m. sponsored by Friends of
the Revolution, Fishbowl.
"Creating a Learning
Promotes Creativity and
Diversity" - teach in, 9
a.m., to 6p.m. Art and
"Richochet" - a
controversial training film
made by the Israeli army
which is critical of its
invasion of Lebanon. 124
U-M Students of
Objectivism - "The
Sanction of the Victim," a
video-taped showing of Ayn
Rand's last speech. 8 p.m.
Room B-235 Business School.
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University of Texas Prof. Jose
Limon, addressing a group of Latino
students last October, said Mexican
Americans who come from Laredo
maintain a strong sense of security
even after they have been away from
the city for a long timhe.
Gonzalez agrees. "One reason for
being secure is because we have all
those role models back home. . .
You could even go to the bank and
all the bankers were Mexicans," she
She said because other Latino
students may not command the same
self-assurance that she does, her ex-
ample may help them to become
Gonzalez feels a strong attach-
ment to her roots in Laredo. In fact
her goal is to become a laywer and
return to her home town to practice
Martinez, who served alone as
SALSA's president last year, said
she and Gonzalez work well to-
gether. Martinez said because of her
four-year involvement with various
groups on campus including
SALSA, she has become "a little
"I have the experience where she's
lacking and she has the energy where
I'm lacking... .I think it works
well," Martinez said.
Gonzalez's work-study with MSS
ranges from compiling mailing lists
and sorting through resource materi-
als to her current job of coordinating
the office's newsletter scheduled to
come out the first week of Decem-
She also said her close to two-
and-a-half years of working for MSS
have given her the opportunity to
interact and share experiences with
minority students she probably
would not have met otherwise.
Barbara Robinson, MSS's Black
representative, said Gonzalez has
grown a lot since she started work-
ing for the office in 1985. "She was
a little on the timid side when she
first cane here," Robinson said.
Now, Robinson said, Gonzalez
has become more of a leader
Robinson said she'll give Gonzalet
work to do but will never tell her
how to do it. She said Gonzalez 41
ways figures out the best way to 1
SPLASH party parodies
self-importance of MSA
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opposition to the deputization of
campus security. Vineys, who has
an undergraduate degree in English
from the University of California at
Berkeley, which has a campus police
force, charged Berkeley security are
unneccessarily brutal towards
SPLASH is also opposed to a
code of non-academic conduct, which
they said would place students under
double jeopardy because they would
be subject to both campus and civil
"(The administration) is almost
going back to a high-school type of
mentality... we're adults and should
be treated as such," Vineys said of
the deputization and code issues.
SPLASH also opposes the
University policy of allowing
graduate students to spend no more
than 10 terms as teaching assistants.
The time restriction means that
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financially unable to complete their
Ph.D's, they say.
Vineys also said that SPLASH
calls for the immediate resignation
of all University regents. "They've
bothered us long enough," he said.
The SPLASH platforn also calls
- Requirement of all students to
take a class in non-European ethnic
studies. "What you basically get at a
university is white Western heritage.
It tends to be Eurocentric," said
- Mandatory workshops on sexual
harassment, racism and AIDS
- A commitment by the univer-
sity to make contraceptives more
readily available around campus.
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