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Tennis reflections
LSA junior Laura Rackmales practices her game against the backboard at the tennis courts on the hill.

University President James Dud-
erstadt continued to show his sup-
port for a diversified campus yester-
day when he unveiled to faculty
members his Michigan Mandate - a
"strategic plan to create a multicul-
tural University in the future."
The plan, presented at yesterday's
monthly faculty Senate Assembly
meeting, will act as a "road map for
the direction of this institution and
its final destination."
It outlines the steps Duderstadt
thinks the University needs to take
to increase diversity, including more
minority faculty, staff, and student
THE FUTURE of the Univer-
sity, said Duderstadt, lies in the mi-
nority groups of today. The Univer-
sity must "build a multicultural,
pluralistic environment," which
would "draw strength from diver-
Duderstadt also pledged to con-
tinue to challenge racism and dis-
criminatory conduct, which
"continue to exist on this campus
and throughout the nation."
The plan is only a rough draft,
said Duderstadt who asked for faculty
input from the Senate Assembly.
Faculty at the meeting seem to
agree with the plan.
"It puts things in perspective,"
said English prof. and SACUA
(Senate Advisory Committee of
University Affairs) member Robert
Lenaghan. "It's informative," he
ZACH KITTRIE, chair of the
Michigan Student Assembly's Ex-
ternal Relations Committee, said
yesterday was the first time MSA
had seen the plan.
Kittrie said Duderstadt "needs to

make a concerted effort to show the
proposal to students, in order to
prove he is committed to student in-
volvement in the University's pro-
THE GOALS of the plan in-
-Increased minority tenure-track
faculty and promotions of minority
faculty and staff members;
-Increased minority student re-
cruitment, retention rates, and out-
reach programs in grades K-12 and
See Plan, Page 7
A draft discriminatory harassment
policy for faculty and staff, endorsed
by the faculty advisory committee,
was tabled yesterday because of dis-
agreement over the content.
The faculty Senate Assembly did,
however, unanimously approve at its
monthly meeting the idea of "a pol-
icy and set of procedures dealing
with discrimination and discrimina-
tory harassment by faculty and staff
in the University."
The draft policy, which places a
"code" of conduct on faculty mem-
bers, was created shortly a'fter a
similar policy was formed for stu-
"(The Senate Advisory Commit-
tee on University Affairs) supported
See Faculty, Page 7




The University's Minority Student Services,
which was created to offer support and resources
to minority students on campus, has been
without a Latino representative since July.
"It's really terrible that first-year students went
into Minority Student Services and they didn't
have anyone to talk to," said Annolina Gonzalez,
president of Socially Active Latino Students.
She said that while University officials talk
about diversity plans, the University has yet to
replace the last MSS Hispanic representative
Rosa Lopez.
"It's upsetting to me because it shows once
again the University doesn't have an agenda for
Hispanic students," Gonzalez said
Lopez was a Latino representative for the past

two years, but accepted a positional as
organizational consultant with the Student
Organizational Development Center last summer.
Frank Cianciola, director of the Michigan
Union and student programs, said he is co-
charing the committee with Lopez to fill the
position in MSS.
Cianciola says the committee includes
administrators, other MSS representatives, and
"Search processes tend to be long," Cianciola
said. "Part of that process is to bring about a
diverse group of people."
Lopez said the committee hopes to appoint
someone to the position by next month.
Cianciola added that although the larger
selection committees often take longer, the

quality of the decision tends to be better.
"It is everybody's desire to get this position
filled as quickly as possible," Cianciola said.
"Rosa (Lopez) deserves a great amount of credit
for serving her own role and getting to learn her
new position."
But because the position has not been filled,
Lopez said she is burdened by working both with
"I think it's a bad situation for the student
who needs someone to be there for them." Lopez
said. "Because of my commitment I do it
anyways. It's not really fair to me or the
Anne Martinez, an LSA senior and member of
SALSA, said recruitment efforts to fill the
See Minority, Page 2

Haitian revolt linked to
government atrocities

- An upsurge in atrocities not seen
in Haiti since the terror of the 29-
year Duvalier dynasty appears to have
triggered an army revolt that toppled
the government of Lt. Gen. Henri
Some see an opening for demo-
cratic reforms under Haiti's new
leader, Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril, who
announced on nationwide television
Sunday that he was assuming the
presidency "to save the country from
anarchy and chaos."
Avril, the army's adjutant general
before the coup, had helped Namphy
overthrow the 4-month-old civilian
government of President Leslie
Manigat in a bloodless coup on June
perienced increased random killings
and intimidation of groups advocat-
ing democratic reform. In the worst
recent outrage, about 20 hoodlums

'Under Namphy (the dis-
sident sergeants) did not
receive the material signs
of recognition they ex-
- anonymous Western
brandishing machetes, handguns and
steel pikes burst into a Roman
Catholic church during Mass on
Sept. 11 and slaughtered 13 people.
Seventy-seven others were wounded.
The toughs were identified as City
Hall workers, and Namphy and Port-
Au-Prince Mayor Franck Romain
were widely blamed for the attack.
A Western diplomat, speaking on
condition of anonymity, said the

church' massacre was the apparent
trigger for dissident noncomissioned
officers who felt they were not get-
ting proper pay and recognition.
"Under Manigat they (the dissi-
.dent sergeants) felt slighted and
snubbed. Under Namphy, they did
not receive the material signs of
recognition they expected. And on
top of that, the atrocity... must have
affected them as men-of-the-people,"
the diplomat said.
A HAITIAN government offi-
cial said privately that Avril may be
thwarted by the military high com-
mand, which the official said "is not
favorable to an opening toward the
civilian sector and wants to maintain
its privileges."
Among the 19 demands presented
by the Presidential Guard to the
military high command on Sunday
was a call for democracy, with free
elections. It was uncertain whether
the high command would agree to
any democratic reforms.

Ass"ci"ted ress
Buddhist monks carry flags and placards as they demonstrate against the new Burmese
military government. The mass protests led to a military coup Sunday, killing 150 people
according to witnesses and reports.
Burmese soldiers shoot
protesters; 100 killed

Bill could change
housing policy

To some students in residence
halls, the prospect of a roommate
who is a smoker, drinker, or a drug
user is disturbing.
That's why Rep. David

substance abuse at new-student
The bill has three purposes,
including the protection and
assistance of those students with a
history of substance abuse.

RANGOON, Burma (AP) -
Soldiers loyal to the new military
government opened fire on thousands
of demonstrators who surged into the
streets yesterday to protest a military
coup. About 100 people were re-
ported killed here.
Demonstrations also broke out in
other cities. including Mandalav.

Burma said from Bangkok, Thailand,
that "We're into possibly one of the
final acts now... a naked confronta-
tion with the army.... Either the stu-
dents win or the army wins."
Reports indicated soldiers shot at
mostly unarmed protesters near the
main government administrative
building. the U.S. Embassv Sule

when "the violent mob attacked
security forces with catapults and
jinglees (metal darts) and the troops
had to disperse the mob by shooting
in many parts of the town." Kyaw
Sann said crowds raided two police
stations, stealing rifles, pistols and
Protesters blame the contrv's


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