Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVIII, No. 96
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, February 17, 1988
Copyright 1988, The Michigan Daily
By RYAN TUTAK
More than 30 students packed the
Michigan Student Assembly
chambers during the assembly's
} weekly meeting last night, blasting
MSA for not representing student
interests and criticizing the recent
rash of assembly seat vacancies.
Assembly representatives said
some claims were well-taken, but
that others were unfounded and
LSA senior Tobin Smith accused
the assembly of passing resolutions
on issues without input from the
"Resolutions are a piece of paper
that don't mean a whole hell of a lot
when you don't have students
backing them," he said.
"How else can we get the
assembly together to make a
statement," MSA President Ken
Weine, an LSA senior, said.
Smith said Student Rights
Committee Chair Michael Phillips,
an LSA junior, passed resolutions
that did not represent students
interests, and was upset that Phillips
left the assembly chambers during
constituents time. "Students came
here to talk to him and he walked
out... that's horrible," Smith said.
Phillips said he was not avoiding
students and wanted to talk to them
one-on-one. "...if anyone has any
problems they can talk to me
personally," he said. "No one has
come out here to talk to me. It's all a
Business School senior Jon
Bhushan said MSA misrepresented
students because assembly members
See MSA, Page 2
Bush win in
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Vice with Simon. "I met three of 'em that
President George Bush won New voted for me early so I hope that
Hampshire's kick-off presidential holds."
primary, rebounding from a disapp-
ointing showing in last week's Iowa DUKAKIS' rivals conceded him
caucuses. Michael Dukakis won victory in advance. They vied for
handily in the Democratic struggle second place and hoped to deny the
for supremacy and survival. Massachusetts governor a huge vic-
Dukakis left his rivals to scrap for tory that would give him a boost for
second place and said his New the delegate-rich contests ahead.
England win would "give us a very, Sen. Albert Gore, Jesse Jackson,
very strong boost" going into the one-time front-runner Gary Hart and
delegate-rich southern primaries just Bruce Babbitt were back in the pack
ahead in the New Hampshire surveys, with
Sen. Robert Dole, his dream of Babbitt and Hart hoping to avoid a
taking command of the race fading, drubbing that would doom their
blamed his early deficit in the vote campaigns.
count on inaccurate attacks by the Gephardt and Simon, who finished
Bush forces. one-two in Iowa and just ahead of
Dukakis, engaged one another in an
"THIS IS one step along the angry fight over some Simon TV ads
road," Dole said. "It makes the climb critical of Gephardt's voting record.
a little steeper, but it doesn't make it
impossible. I feel that had we won, it "WE'RE GOING to run very
would have been spectacular. We well," Simon said Tuesday morning
almost won. That's good." as he aimed to upend the Missouri
Rep. Richard Gephardt and Sen. congressman and further scramble the
P.ichnawrGocephnatnse.wide-open Democratic race.
Paul Simon were locked in a tense Dukakis cautioned, "Anything can
duel for Democratic runner-up behind happen. New Hampshire voters are
Rep. Jack Kemp and former Del- very independent," but he was
awrp o.Pt d ot h confident enough to talk about his
aware Gov. Pete du Pont, their plans for March 8 when 20 states,
candidacies at stake, bid for third including 14 southern or border
place against Pat Robertson in the states, will hold Super Tuesday pri-
first test for the former television ev-maies or caucuses.
angelist in a primary election. "We're going to contest every one
"It's going to be an interesting of thosestates," Dukakis said. "I
contest," Robertson said during a think we're going to surprise some
chance election morning encounter people in the South."
Bomb threat Daily Photo by ELLEN LEVY
Students evacuate the MLB after an anonymous male caller, saying "I'm tired of all the racism that's going
on," told campus security and Ann Arbor police that a bomb had been planted in the building. Police found no
explosives after a search and a partial evacuation of the building.
Officials hold conference to
odiscuss impat of super collider
By DAVID SCHWARTZ
Special to The Daily
STOCKBRIDGE, Mich. - People from miles
around converged on this small town yesterday to
attend a hearing sponsored by the U.S. Department of
Energy addressing the environmental hazards associated
with the proposed Superconducting Super Collider.
The collider, upon its completion in 1996, will be
the largest super collider in the world. Michigan is one
of seven states vying for the $4.4 billion project.
Though local residents expressed concern over
possible radiation contamination, the majority of the
500 people in attendance wanted the future collider to
be built in Michigan.
The hearing, held in the Stockbridge High School
gymnasium, helped the DoE gather information for an
Environmental Impact Statement that will detail the
collider's environmental effects.
The DoE will collect information until March, and
will release a final report in August. DoE officials will
select one preferred site for the collider in July,
although Energy Secretary John Herrington will not
confirm the selection until January, 1989.
See STOCKBRIDGE, Page 5
Regents may discuss searches
for new VP, Athletic Director
By STEVE KNOPPER
The University's Board of Regents may discuss the
searches for the next Athletic Director and the new
Chief Financial Officer at this week's meeting, Interim
University President Robben Fleming said yesterday.
Fleming said the searches were "down to the final
round," but he would not say if the regents would an-
nounce the final decision this week. Interim Assistant
to the President Robin Jacoby, however, said the re-
gents would not discuss the searches until next
Though some have speculated that the regents were
delaying the decisions until they choose a new Univer-
sity president - which could happen before summer,
Regent Paul Brown (D-Petoskey) said yesterday - the
search processes are running on time, said Vice Presi-
dent for Government Relations and Secretary Richard
THE FACT that the new president is still under
consideration should not have much impact on the
searches, Kennedy said. "Even the president doesn't
create a significant change," Kennedy said. "I don't
think there is more of a risk for a new person than
someone who stays."
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor) said he was un-
sure how candidates for these positions will react to the
University's changing presidents. "Some (candidates)
say, 'Well, we'll wait and see,"' Baker said, adding that
"people come to the University because they think it's
a first-class place, not because of who the president is."
At other schools, said Assistant Athletic Director
Will Perry, a new president often steps in and "takes a
very active role. Michigan's never had a president like
that. Michigan's always been very decentralized."
Workers at the Athletic Department, he said, are not
"uneasy. But they're wondering what's going on."
PERRY said the Athletic Director position has
gotten much attention - the names of Head Football
Coach Bo Schembechler and Assistant Athletic Direc-
tor Don Lund have been rumored - since current AD
Don Canham announced he was retiring.
By contrast, Perry said, current Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer James Brinkerhoff has received
little attention since he announced his retirement last
year. "He's i giant in his field," Perry said. "How do
you replace him?"
The University has created search teams to replace
both Brinkerhoff and Canham. Fleming was selected as
the Athletic Director search committee chair last term
before assuming the interim presidency last month.
Vice Provost for Medical Affairs George Zuidema
headed the search committee for Brinkerhoff's replace-
ment, and submitted recommendations to Fleming in
early January, Jacoby said. Zuidema was unavailable
for comment yesterday.
Brown said yesterday that the regents had narrowed
the presidential search to 40 or 50 candidates.
"I'm disappointed that we lost too, but certainly not
discouraged," Women's Basketball Coach Bud Van-
Daily Photo by KARtN HANLUArN
Economics Prof. Locke Anderson, who has worked at the University for over 25 years, plans to move to
Harlem after he retires in June.
Mainstream economist turns
radical, plans move to Harlem
By DOV COHEN
Professor W. H. Locke
Anderson describes the change of
scenery he'll experience when he
trades his Ann Arbor home for an
apartment on Harlem's 140th
"The building I'll live in has a
drug dealer on the second floor,
and there used to be one on the
fourth floor, but he's gone,"
Anderson said, talking about the
anartment he and a woman friend
on there. There's a very rich
cultural life" along with a lot of
"It's a tough place, but being
there is an amazing opportunity
to see what the life of an
underclass is like," he said.
"I'll probably be the only ex-
professor on the block."
economist and promising young
scholar is an Establishment drop-
out whose irreverent gestures,
including recent public expression
of his desire to moon the Board of
Regents, have.surprised no one
who has come to know him.
"HE WAS and is as bright as
the various young hotshots," said
economics professor George
Johnson, Anderson's colleague of
20 years. "But he just had a dif-
ferent attitude than most people
2nd RC official to
resign lin May
By LISA POLLAK
A Residential College associate
director last week announced plans to
resign at the end of this term - a
month after the RC's director also
announced her resignation- calling
Douvan leaves to resume full-time
teaching and research duties in June.
Douvan said last month she misses
the student interaction that her
administrative duties have prevented.
Larimore, a professor of
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