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Ninety-eight years of editoria/ freedom

Vol. XCVIII, No. 79

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, January 25, 1988

Copyright 1988; The Michigan Daily

Dean tries
to better
LSA Dean Peter Steiner -
whose words and writings have been
called racist by some members of the
University community - Friday
announced three initiatives to im-
prove the college's minority rela-
tions, including increased funding for
LSA departments to use in hiring
minority faculty.
In a statement, Steiner apologized
for inadvertently causing offense
through his remarks, but did not re-
tract the comments that students
protested with a sit-in at his office
Jan. 13 and 14 before publicly de-
manding his removal.
Friday's statement said the Uni-
versity administration will "provide
base budget support for all junior
and senior-level minority faculty
candidates identified and recruited by
LSA units."
Steiner refused comment, but
John Cross, LSA associate dean for
' faculty affairs, said the additional
funds will become a permanent part
of LSA's base budget, rather than
temporary allocations for individual
minority candidates.
The University will not add a
specific sum to LSA's budget, but
will allocate these funds whenever
potential faculty are identified, said
Mary Ann Swain, University
associate vice president for academic
} affairs.
As part of this first initiative,
Steiner said he will review the col-
lege's hiring policies to insure that
departments can hire minorities
without being restricted by current
department size limits. He also "will
See 'U', Page 2
,Shanty on
the Diag
torn down
One of the shanties built by the
Free South Africa Coordinating
Committee (FSACC) to protest
South Africa's apartheid policy was
torn down again during the weekend.
The shanty was torn down some-
time between 6:00 p.m. Saturday
evening and Sunday morning, said
Campus Security Officer Derwin
No suspects have been found in
connection with the attack, he said.
LSA senior and FSACC member
David Fletcher said the organization
would meet on the Diag at noon to-
morrow to rebuild the shanty.
"It's definitely seen as a racist act
when the shanty comes down," said
Fletcher. "It has a lot of anti-racist

slogans on it, and when you tear it
down, you're also tearing that kind
of thought down.',
The shanties were built in fall
1985 and spring 1986 to serve as a
graphic reminder to the University
community of the South African
government's policy of denying civil
rights to its Black population.





Guards lead Blue rout

Special to the Daily
verines didn't just snap Indiana's 29-
game home win streak.
They broke its back with a con-
vincing 72-60 win over the defend-
ing national champions.
Michigan was led by forward
Glen Rice's 21 points and the back-
court tandem of Gary Grant and
Rumeal Robinson, who chipped in
17 apiece. Grant, who also had six
assists and five steals, left the game
after being shaken up with about a
minute left, but was not injured.
"When Bobby (Knight) has a
week to prepare, he's going to know
all your plays by name," said
Michigan head coach Bill Frieder.
"We changed all of our offense.
That's hard to do in one or two days,
but the plays to Glen worked ex-
tremely well."
igan raised its record to 16-2, 5-1 in
the Big Ten. The Wolverines trail
only Purdue in the conference. Indi-
ana (9-6, 1-4) is off to its worst Big
Ten start since their 1978-79 season.
After a see-saw first half that saw
the lead change hands five times,
Michigan took a commanding lead
soon after the second half began.
Robinson scored Michigan's first

11 points of the second half, and
Grant ended the sophomore's streak
with a tip-in that punctuated a 13-2
stretch for Michigan.
"Rumeal played a heck of a ball
game. I think he realizes that if we
can keep him playing like that, we'll
go a long way," said Rice.
tinued to frustrate the Hoosiers,
holding them to just nine points in
the opening ten minutes of the sec-
ond half.
"I was very impressed with th
way Michigan came out to begin the
second half. That may be the abso-
lute most important part of the ball
game," said Knight, who suffered his
first loss at Assembly Hall in nearly
two seasons.
"It snowballed on us from there
to the point where we were just
about out of the game."
A Grant jump shot increased
Michigan's lead to 57-37, its largest
advantage of the game. Despite a
mild comeback, Indiana could get no
closer than' 11 points during the re-
mainder of the game. A Grant three-
pointer cut short any thoughts of a
Hoosier victory.
Frieder used primarily a zone de-
fense in an attempt to confuse
See BLUE, Page 10

Doily Photo by SCOTT IITUCHY
Michigan's Gary Grant (right) guards Indiana's Keith Smart in the first half of yesterday's Wolverine trium-
ph. Grant shut down Smart, allowing last year's NCAA tournament hero just six points.

sits in at

About 35 members of the Les-
bian and Gay Rights Organizing
Committee held a sit-in on the sec-
ond floor of the Fleming Adminis-
tration Building Friday. They spoke
with administrators, demanding that
sexual orientation be included in the
University Board of Regents' anti-
discrimination bylaw.
LaGROC members met with
University Assistant Vice President
for Academic Affairs Robert Holmes
and Vice President for Student Ser-
vices Henry Johnson during the sit-
in, which lasted from 9:30 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.
The regents' refusal to amend the
bylaw "was very, very sad," said
University graduate Adrian Johnson.
"I've lost a tremendous amount of
respect for this university... the
hostility and violence against (gays)
is being ignored."
The University Board of Regents
earlier this month voted down a pro-
posal to change the bylaw, which
presently prohibits discrimination
based on "race, sex, color, religion,
creed, national origin or ancestry,
age, marital status, handicap, or
Vietnam era status."
In a press release issued Friday,
LaGROC also demanded:
-the inclusion of sexual orienta-
tion in the University Affirmative
Action logo;
-an apology from Regent Deane
Baker (R-Ann Arbor) "for equating a
serious struggle for civil rights with
sex in restrooms." This demand re-
ferred to Baker's request at the last

Pro-life and pro-choice forces listen to anti-abortion speakers Friday in the Diag. The demonstration marked the 15th anniversary of the
Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

Pro -Choicers
On the 15th anniversary of the Supreme Court
decision that legalized abortion in the United
States, more than 200 Right to Life and Pro-
Choice demonstrators rallied Friday on the Diag.
As scheduled Right to Life speakers criticized
abortion, urging protection of the unborn, 150
pro-choice demonstrators chanted, "Not the

protest anti-abortion
children enjoy precious life," Yuille said. women's reproductive righ
About 75 Right to Life ralliers, made up of abortions.
more Ann Arbor residents and families than Uni- "The attack of Med
versity students, demonstrated more calmly, racist attack. Most of the
holding signs that read "Abortion is murder" and ing are Black women. It'
"I survived the prenatal stage." One four-year-old ual freedom," demonstratc
had a sign taped to his jacket reading "God hates Throughout the rally
abortions (He loves you)." Pro-Choice and Right tol
Andrea Della Villa, a Right to Life speaker, tional and uncompromisil
told the crowd the trauma of having an abortion

hts and Medicaid-funded
icaid funding is also a
women who need fund-
s also an attack on sex-
or Paul Carmouche said.
, the views from both
Life groups were emo-

See story on Medicaid-funded abortions,
Page 3.


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