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Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVIII, No. 115 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, March 22, 1988 Copyright 1988. The Michigan Daily
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Comm unity
debates impact
of conduct code
Students no longer have to wonder about whether
the University will establish a code of non-academic
conduct. Instead, people are now trying to determine
how the new anti-harassment policy, passed Friday by
the Board of Regents, can be changed, and how it will
affect them.
"The question of 'how is it going to affect me?' is
an important one," said Michigan Student Assembly
President Ken Weine. "But I'm not looking that far
into the future. Students should look at how they can
change the policy, rather than how it's going to affect
BUT LSA senior Kim Smith, a member of the
United Coalition Against Racism, said the new policy
will have a "positive effect on campus. It will at least
deter people from making the types of racist attacks
they have been getting away with in the past."
The new policy, passed 5-2 and to be effective May
1, will set up hearing panels to judge discrimination
and harassment complaints made against students. If
the panel finds a student guilty, it will impose a pun-
ishment ranging from a formal reprimand in minor
cases, to expulsion or suspension in serious cases.
The hearing panels will be composed of four stu-
dents, chosen by the accused student, the complaining
witness, and an Affirmative Action Office staff mem-
ber, from a list of students nominated by the student
governments within the schools and colleges. The four
students will then choose a faculty member appointed
by the University President to serve on the panel.
JULIE STEINER, director of the University's
Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, said
the policy can deter sexual harassment, but only if the
hearing process is effective. "It's a question of how the
hearing panel performs," she said. "It can act in a
sensitive way, or it can be a grueling, horrible pro-
The University of Maryland set up a "code of stu-
dent conduct" in 1980, said Neff Hudson, editor-in-chief
of Maryland's student newspaper, the Diamondback. In
1979, he said, the administration expelled or suspended
two students, but that number has risen steadily, and
peaked in 1985-86 with 74.
See Code, Page 2

*P I
pull out'
Nic araguans exit
Honduran region
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - Nicaragua
withdrew its soldiers from the Honduran border yester-
day and declared an end to fighting while it holds truce
talks with contra rebels, according to reports from all
The border region remained tense, with Honduran
patrols on the lookout for any booby traps left behind
by the Sandinistas.
President Jose Arcona Hoyo said the 3,200 U.S.
troops sent to Honduras last week, after the Nicaraguan
army was accused of sending 2,000 men across the
border last Wednesday in pursuit of contras, may no
longer be needed.
"The worst is over and there is peace now in the
border region," Col. Reynald Andino Flores, comman-
der of the Honduran army's 101st Infantry Brigade, said
by telephone from his headquarters in southern Hon-
"We are remaining on a state of alert to be ready for
anything that may happen," he added, and soldiers are
"constantly patrolling the area."
Flores and other officers, some of whom insisted on
anonymity for security reasons, said the Sandinistas
penetrated an area of about 20 square miles inside
Olancho province last week while chasing the U.S.-
supported rebels in a two-week offensive to evict the
contras from Nicaragua.
About 200 border incidents have been reported in
Olancho since the contras began fighting the leftist
Sandinista government in 1981.
President Daniel Ortega and the Nicaraguan govern-
ment have denied Sandinista soldiers crossed the border.
At Sapoa, a town on the Costa Rican border, repre-
sentatives of the Sandinista government and contras
began their first direct talks yesterday on Nicaraguan

More than 500 Ann Arbor residents and students block traffic at the corner of Fifth and East Liberty yesterday
during a protest against the United States' presence in Honduras.
Demonstrators block streets
protest U.S . troops i n Honduras

More than 500 demonstrators
from several local activist groups
yesterday chanted slogans and
stopped rush hour traffic downtown
during the second protest against
sending U.S. troops to Honduras.
Protestors gathered in front of the
Federal Building at 4 p.m., carrying
signs with messages, "U.S. Out of

Honduras", "Arias Plan Means Con-
tra Aid", and "No More Genocide in
my Name."
"We're here because by sending
troops to Honduras, the Reagan ad-
ministration is presenting Congress
and the United States public with
two options - more aid to the con-
tras or the engagement of U.S.
troops in combat. We think both of

those options are wrong," said David
Austin, an LSA junior and Latin
American Solidarity Committee
"We support a negotiated peace
plan within the guidelines of the
Arias Peace Plan with two demands:
the immediate withdrawal of all U.S.
troops and no more aid to the con-
See Protest, Page 2

Parties criticized,
differ on key issues


Although only two parties are
competing for open seats in the
Michigan Student Assembly's gen-
eral elections today and tomorrow --
the lowest in six years - their plat-
forms have been overshadowed by
attacks on the leaders of both parties.
Attention directed toward the
Students First party has recently fo-
cused on a 1985 incident involving
presidential candidate Michael Phil-
lips, an LSA junior.
On Sunday, the Ann Arbor News
reported that Phillips had been
} "accused of pulling a knife on a fel-
low student... in a campus dormi-
tory." Phillips has denied the

charges, explaining that a knife fell
out of his pocket when he tackled a
student who was harassing him. The
resident advisor on the hall Phillips
lived said he could not dispute
Phillips' account.
Phillips does not believe the
story will blemish his campaign,
saying "I am confident I'm going to
win." Phillips has accused Delro
See Elections, Page 2

Students may charge
bouncer with assault

trade plan
Democratic Presidential Candidate
Richard Gephardt, addressing a
packed auditorium of more than
1,500 people at the University's law
school, stressed the significance of
education in his campaign for the
One of the most important goals
of his administration, he said, would
be "to make America the best edu-
cated country by the year 2,000."
Gephardt, in town to campaign for
delegates at this Saturday's Demo-
cratic caucuses, compared this goal
to President John Kennedy's goal of
putting a person on the moon by the
end of the decade.
Gephardt began the speech remi-
niscing about his experiences at the
University's law school, from which
he graduated in 1965. He urged stu-
dents in the room to think about a
position in public service to work
for change in this country.
"I came to law school because I
thought it was good training for
bringing about change in our society
and I still believe that to be the case.
There are many ways to changeda
country, to change society," he said.
Gephardt said his trade policy
"would open up foreign markets to
our exports" and help reduce the
country's huge trade deficit. Amer-
ica's corporations are more concerned
about profits than their workers, he
said, and they stress short term gains

Two LSA students and a law stu-
dent from the University of Detroit
are considering pressing charges of
assault and criminal sexual conduct
against a bouncer employed by
Dooley's, a Maynard Street bar.,
The three students said the
bouncer used unnecessary force while
attempting to throw them out of the

bar Saturday night. In the police re-
port the manager, Omid Osanloo,
denied the charges of assault, saying
that the bouncer involved kicked the
students out of the bar because other
patrons complained that the group
was smoking marijuana.
The students said they were
smoking cigarettes, but not mari-
juana. The students said they had de-
cided to leave the bar of their own
voliton, and were putting on their
coats to leave when the incident oc-
curred. Osanloo maintains that he
asked them to leave several times
and they were uncooperative and
verbally abusive to the bouncer.
Both LSA students said yesterday
they consulted a lawyer from Student
Legal Services, who told them they
had a strong case against the
bouncer. They will proceed with the
case through a private attorney.

Democratic Presidential candidate Michael Dukakis addresses students last night in the Michigan Union
ballroom. Dukakis told listeners that the Reagan administration is not trying to pursue peace in Central
America, and he endorsed support of the Arias peace plan. Dukakis also voiced his opposition to contra aid.
ukakis addresses crowd at
Union, attacks Reagan policy

Invoking the memory of Presi-
dent John Kennedy, Democratic
Presidential candidate Michael
Dukakis, standing where Kennedy
proposed the idea of the Peace Corps

"Let's Go Mike!" - first in the
Union Ballroom and then on the
Union steps.
"This administration doesn't want
peace in Central America, it wants
to overthrow the Nicaraguan gov-

If elected, Dukakis said he will
work with Central American leaders
in a "partnership for peace" in the
hope of restoring American values to
its foreign policy.
Dukakis also came out in strong


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