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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, January 20, 1988- Page 3

Assembly condemns
radio station overhaul

The Michigan Student
Assembly last night passed a
resolution condemning a plan to
limit the number of non-students
working at WCBN, a campus radio
Last week Michigan Union
Director Frank Cianciola proposed
that WCBN give students priority
when the station hires staff.
Cianciola's proposal will come
before the CBN Board of Directors
Cianciola said an allegedly racist
song, "Run Nigger, Run," played
by a non-student disc-jockey last
month, led him to investigate the
number of non-student staff at
Last term, about 40 percent of
the staff were not students,
Program Director Jeanne Gilliland
reported. The WCBN constitution
states that the number of non-
students on the station are limited
to a "'small fraction" of the total
LSA representative Michael
Philips, who co-introduced the
resolution, said Cianciola has used
the "overt racist act" as a reason to
exercise leverage over the radio
station. "The University is trying
to use the constitution of WCBN
to take away their autonomy," he
said. "Technically they are correct;
realistically they are not."
Cianciola maintains that the
racist implications of the song and
the number of non-students staffed
by WCBN are "two separate

WCBN Program Director Jeanne
Gilliland estimates the station
would lose 22 staff members if
Cianciola's proposal is accepted by
the board.
WCBN Publicity Director
Henry Hardy said the station would
not be sufficiently staffed t o
operate 24 hours a day, as required
by the Federal Communications
Commission, if the number of

non-student members is reduced.
He said few students work during
exam periods and semester breaks.
In other business, the assembly
passed a resolution, by a 24 -2
vote with one abstention, to fund
the Michigan Collegiate
Coalition, a congregation of
student governments from state
public universities that lobbies the
state government for decreased
tuition and increased financial aid.

MSA passes resolution
for security guidelines


Channel 2 interviews student, Thursday, who participated in a Sit-In. The Sit-In took place in Dean Steiner's
office in the LSA Building, protesting the Dean's remarks.
TV news coverage of campus
protests draws mixed reactions

The Michigan Student Assembly
unanimously passed a resolution last
night calling for the creation of a
written and public set of guidelines
regulating the use of force by cam-
pus safety officers.
"There are no written established
guidelines for the University security
officers regarding the use of force and
for identifying their officers," said
Mike Phillips, MSA Student Rights
Committee Chair and author of the
"It's best that faculty and students
should have an input into the rules
which affect them," he said.
But Leo Heatley, director of the
University's Department of Public
Safety, said additional guidelines are
not necessary. Campus Public
Safety officers are trained only to use

force during a confrontation for pur-
poses of self-defense, he said.
If such a situation arises, the
choice to use force in self-defense is
left to the individual officer's discre-
tion, Heatley said.
In addition, he said it would be
difficult to draw up a set of con-
frontation guidelines because it
would be impossible to predict the
types of situations that might arise.
Phillips said he plans to approach
Heatley with the resolution. "We
hae to try to work with security to
make something available to the
University community," he said.
Phillips said the resolution was
prompted by the controversy sur-
rounding a student demonstration
last November against CIA recruit-
ment. At the protest, a University
student was kicked in the groin by a
Public Safety officer.

Recent racial unrest on campus
has once again attracted Detroit-based
television crews to Ann Arbor. But
even the protesters who sought
publicity for their demands are not
entirely pleased with the coverage.
Detroit stations WJBK, WDIV,
and WXYZ all sent live camera
crews to campus last week. They
covered a 26 hour student sit-in and
emotionally-charged conference with
LSA Dean Peter Steiner and demon-
strations at the first half of a meet-
ing of the University's Board of Re-
gents. They did not cover Friday's
regents meeting, in which discussion
was plentiful and students were
scarce. Footage of student protestors
dominated each station's coverage.
Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs James Duderstadt
said that although substantive issues
were-not covered in the newscasts,

he was not dissatisfied. "They are
doing their best."
BUT Regent Philip Power (D-
Ann Arbor) questioned the accuracy
of coverage, particularly last
Thursday's protest. "They had the
cameras here on Thursday, but they
didn't cover our discussion Friday
morning," he said. "Our discussion
was no less significant than the
Even the substantial protest cov-
erage met with criticism, though.
The United Coalition Against
Racism '(UCAR), which sponsored
the sit-in and protests, was dissatis-
fied with the focus of the networks'
attention. ,
UCAR sent daily-updated pres,
releases, but publicity director Dave
Fletcher doubted whether the TV
people read them. "We welcome the
attention because it's important," he
said. "They focus on the protests and

sit-ins, but we are also concerned
about the coverage of Steiner's
record. Sometimes they focus on the
wrong things.,
WDIV (channel 4) news director
Walter Zimmerman agreed that the
protests dominated much of the cov-
erage. He said the protests have be-
come more newsworthy because "the
charges of racism are there, but they
have not moved forward."
BUT Communications Prof.
Jimmie Reeves said journalists often
choose what is newsworthy based on
what makes an interesting story.
"From what I've seen on T.V., per-
haps there's an attempt, at Steiner's
expense, to come-up with something
interesting," he said.
"All journalists are more con-
cerned with getting together an
interesting story - complicated is-
sues are much less interesting."

'U'physicist de-velops world's
first positron microscope
By DAVID SCHWARTZ microscope. conjunction with e le c t r o n
The world's first positron A positron is an anti-particle to microscope descriptions, will enable
transmission microscope, announced an electron, and can also be called a physicists to obtain a better
Sunday by University physicists, is "positive electron" because it has the understanding of particles than was
a breakthrough that will h e 1 p same quantity of charge as an previously possible.
scientists study small atoms and electron, only it is positive instead

Local rent group to lobby Lansing

Positron microscopes c an
complement information from
electron microscopes to give
scientists a better idea of what is
going on at the atomic and sub-
atomic level, said James Van House,
a research investigator. Van House,
along with University Physics Prof.
Arthur Rich, developed the new

of negative, Rich said. Positrons
exist for only a few seconds before
being annihilated.
Positron microscopes rely on the
positron and its unique qualities to
produce a description of an object
different from that of an electron
The different descriptions made
possible by the new instrument, in

Although Rich sees no immediate
practical use for the new microscope,
he said that more important than the
invention itself is the breakthrough
it provides for the development of a
positron re-emission microscope.
Such an invention would enable_
scientists to find minute defects in
such things as the materials used to
make computer chips.

(Comntimud from Page 1)
Councilmember Terry Martin (R-
Second Ward) opposed the
resolution, which she called an
endorsement of rent control. "If it
was not directed at one specific
issue, I would support it," said
She said rent control laws would
discourage the construction of needed
rental housing, and she supports the
state bill to prohibit rent control.
Councilmember Jeanette
Middleton (R-Third Ward) also
opposed the resolution.
"I believe in home rule, but I'm

unequivocally against rent control,"
Middleton said.
Councilmember Seth Hirshorn
(D-Second Ward) accused Republican
councilmembers who opposed the
resolution of ignoring their party's
past support of local control.
"Historically, the Republicans
have always been the ones to wave
the home rule banner," said
Appel said councilmembers were
not. being asked to take a stance on
rent control, and that the resolution
only indicates that the city favors
local resolution of the rent control

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Campus Cinema
Children of Nagasaki
(Keisuke Kinoshita 1983) --
Michigan Theater 9:00 p.m.
Physician treats survivors of the
atomic explosion. In Japanese,
with subtitles.
Summer Night (Lin a
Wertmuller 1987) - Michigan
Theater 7:00 p.m.
Woman kidnaps latter-day Robin
Hood. Italian with subtitles.
George . Garrett - Fiction
Reading for Hopwood Awards
Program. 4 p.m. at Rakham
Debbie Robinson - Black
Womeen in Transition Research
Series: "A Cross-national Survey
Research Project:Beninese ,
Zimbabwean and Afro-American
Perceptions." Noon at C E W
second floor conference room.
John-Paul Himka - "Religion
and Nationality: Aspects of Their
Conflict in 19th Century Eastern
Europe." Brown Bag Lecture at
noon in Commons Room, Lane
Dr. Roy T. St. Laurent -

Room, Lane Hall.
Stoyan Stoyanov
Glory of the Khan." 7
Lane Hall.

- "The
p.m., 200

The state bill, sponsored by Sen.
Richard Fessler (R-West
Bloomfield), passed the senate in
December by a wide margin. It is
now under consideration by the state
Rent control activists were dealt a
blow earlier this month when state
house Speaker Gary Owen (D-
Ypsilanti) directed the House Towns
and Counties Committee to consider
the bill.
Advocates of rent control had
hoped it would be sent to the
Judiciary Committee, chaired by
State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann
The University's Department of
Public Safety is investigating a
larceny in the Kresge building that
occurrred last weekend. Director of
Public Safety, Leo Heatley, said
$30,000 worth of camera and VCR
equipment was stolen, but no
evidence of forced entry was reported.
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State budget may not meet 'U' needs

(Cmumuwd frm page 1)
to Associate Vice President for Aca-
demic Affairs Robert Holbrook.,
What is unusual this year is the ex-
pected magnitude of that shortfall, he
said. The University faces the very
real prospect of falling $20 to $30
million short of its needs.
To close this gap, the University
will be forced to increase revenue and
decrease expenditures.
A L T H O U G H University
officials say it's too early to
pinpoint any percentage increase,
they will only use the word
"significant" to describe the
magnitude of the tuition hike. In ad-
dition, Holbrook said, the University
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will continue seeking revenue from
private gifts and research grants.
. Holbrook predicts that all areas
are "going to feel the knife," because
of projected spending cuts. Rather
than cut entire programs completely
to balance the budget, he said all ar-
eas would "feel the pinch." Some
programs wouki be scaled back and
some delayed, although Holbrook
would not specify the programs.
The details of the entire budget
process will evolve over the next
four to five months when more defi-
nite figures are known.

During the fiscal year 1987-88,
the University requested an 11 per-
cent increase and only received a 5.6
percent boost in its appropriation.
The year before, the University re-
quested a 10 percent increase and re-
ceived a seven percent boost.
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