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Group
reacts to
racism
pro gram
)Y ANNA SENKEVITCH
Addressing a crowd of about 80
people at Stockwell residence hal
fast night, LSA senior and Black
Student Union representative David
!Colbert told Black students to deny
what he termed a "back of the bus"
mentality and be proud of their race
and their heritage.
The purpose of the event - co-
sponsored by Markley Minority
Affairs Council and Sisters In
Stockwell Transmitting Ethnic
;Relations - was to rebroadcast and
discuss Racism 101, a PBS program
that focuses on race relations at
Dartmouth College, the University
,of Massachusetts, and the University
;of Michigan.
The hour-long documentary,
:which aired nationally May 10,
,provides a recent historical
background for University student
anti-racism activism. Its Michigan
coverage begins in spring 1987,
when the United Coalition Against
;Racism, the Black Action
:Movement III, and BSU were created
:in response to a stream of racist
mncidents on campus.
Charles Wynder, a member of
i3SU and the Black Law Student
Association who spoke after the
viewing, said the program is
effective because it "opened eyes" of
parents, faculty, and staff to aspects
of racism at the University and
;encouraged dialogue on campus
)nanifestations of racism.
Colbert, Wynder, who appeared in
the show, and Todd Shaw of BSU
alked with students for more than an
hour after the viewing.
"So many white students, even
students of other color, come into
this institution with preconceived
;notions about Blacks," Colbert said.
"You've got to hip these people to
what reality is, your reality."
All three speakers stressed that
Mlack students must work hard and
collectively rather than individually.
By uniting, using outlets such as
organizational meetings, study
groups, and personal networking,
;Blacks on campus can "rebuild,"
Wynder said.
"I think it's necessary for us to
strive for academic success as a
group," Wynder said. "You need to
realize how high the stakes are."

DAVID LUBLINER/Daily

Natural Art
Art School junior Brett Radlicka works on his all-stick sculpture behind the Art and Architecture building
last week.
con. department restricts

Program to
aid victims
of sexual
assaults
Victims to learn of
trial procedures
BY LISA WINER
Sexual assault victims may soon find their trials a
little more bearable with a new program to provide
personal support in the courtroom and information
about trial procedures.
The Women's Crisis Center, the Washtenaw
County Assault Crisis Center, and The University's
Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center have
joined forces to form a Court Action Program. CAP
will attempt to better address both the sexual assault
victim's need for support and the community's need for
awareness.
"Having someone to talk to you, inform you about
what is going to happen next" is helpful to a victim,
said CAP Coordinator Clara Steinzor, a part-time grad-
uate student and former trainer on research projects at
the Institute for Social Research.
Steinzor believes CAP may be the first comprehen-
sive program of its kind in the state, and perhaps the
nation. Although other social service agencies in
Michigan have expressed great interest in creating such
a program, a lack of resources has prevented them from
performing extensive court accompaniment and court
watching.
"Our court system is pretty overloaded. There aren't
a lot of peopledwho can give personal attention to a
victim," she said.
"(A sexual assault trial) is a really frightening, con-
fusing, overwhelming process... As in any crisis or
difficult situation, (the victim) may not be paying at-
tention to all the things (he or she) needs to know,"
she said.
The court had a limited "Victims Witness Program'
10 years ago that the Board of Commissioners discon-
tinued when funding was no longer available. "We
don't have the personnel to be with (victims)," said
County Prosecutor William Delhey.
City Attorney Bruce Laidlaw agreed that victims
may need support the government may not be able to.
provide well. Victims often assume their attorney is
looking out for their best interest, but they may not be
happy with the prosecutor's actions, and in that case,
"someone who understands the process could help,"
Laidlaw said.
"If someone wants to look over my shoulder, that's
fine," he added.
Although ACC, WCC, and SAPAC are well-ac-
quainted with the court procedure, they will watch up-
coming sexual assault cases to better prepare them-
selves to educate future victims and the community.
"Every case is different. We want to keep track
specifically of what is going on... (so we may make) a
more factual representation," said Steinzor.
The program is still in the planning stage, but
Steinzor said she has heard from many people, particu-
larly students, interested in volunteering. She begins
training next week, she said.

use of o
BY ANNA BONDOC
The continued breakdown of the eco-
nomics department's only xerox machine
has forced the department chair to strictly
restrict use of the machine, prompting
professors and teaching assistants to hand
out markedly less copied material and re-
quire more copyshop coursepacks.
The restriction, which has hampered
supplies to several of the University's
largest courses, has prompted accusations
that the University is treating TAs un-
fairly and using large economics courses
to subsidize less popular courses in other
departments.
About 1,600 students in Economics
201 and 202 courses - two of the largest
and most congested courses in the Uni-
versity - have already received fewer
handouts and been required to pick up
copies every week at Dollar Bill.
David Gray, head teaching assistant for
Economics 201, Introduction to Microe-
conomics, said he feels "squeezed on all
sides" by the administration.
With an average of 50 students per
section, Gray said the single xerox ma-
chine had been overused for course-related
articles, quiz answers, and other supple-
mentary material, leading to its break-
down. But instead of getting another ma-

ie xerox machine

TAs,

professors

say more funds
should return to
department
chine, the department has asked the TAs
to implement an outdated ditto machine,
which would reduce TA roles to "clerical
work," he said.
But Gray insists that restrictions on
xeroxing only touch the surface of a
larger issue. The TAs are undervalued, he
said, and the money gained from the in-
troductory economics courses - some of
the biggest money-making courses in the
University, according to Economics Prof.
Richard Porter - should be pumped back
into the department.
Porter estimates that of the $800 tu-
ition a student pays for each economics
course - figured at $200 per credit hour
for in-state - only $100 of that is used
to pay TAs and professors. The rest of the
money - at 1,600 students each term -
brings in millions of dollars to the Uni-
versity.

A new $22,000 xerox machine could
not be purchased, according to Porter, be-
cause much of the profit from the eco-
nomics courses is used to subsidize what
he called the "loser courses" of other de-
partments, such as the "philosophy
course with four students and one
expensive professor."
Those courses are not self-sufficient
like the economics courses, he said.
In response to Gray's assertion that
TAs are undervalued and that the
administration "just doesn't care," Porter
said the assistants' status is not well-de.-
fined.
As students whose tuition is subsi-
dized, the TAs are "treated well," he said.
As apprentices, they are treated "badly, as
all apprentices are." And as union labor,
they are "exploited terribly," he said.
But no matter how the TAs are treated
or where the funds go, the materials are
still not there.
"The students are the unfortunate vic-
tims of this administrative action," said
LSA junior Fran Obeid. "It is an injustice
that the economic department delegates so
much responsibility to the TAs and re-
fuses to provide the essential materials
needed for instruction."

THE

LIST

Man stands mute at

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Speakers
Dr. Charlotte Heth -
Visiting MLK/ Chavez/Parks
Professor in Music, "American
Indian Music," 4:00-5:30 p.m.,
706 burton Tower, Prof. R.
Crawford.
Near East & North African
Studies -"The Palestinian
Intefada," noon, Lane Hall
Commons.
Understanding and Chal-
lenging our ISMS - Lunch
discussion series "The Challenges
of Diversity: Our ISM's defined &
explored," noon-1:30 p.m.,
Michigan League dining rooms
four and five, first floor.
. Resource Ecology Seminar
*Series - Dr. Paul Webb of
School of Natural Resources:
"Design Ideas for Fish Creators,"
4:00 p.m., 1046 Dana Bldg.
Refreshments at 3:30.
SErlund Larson, of the
Department of Chemistry, "Redox
Properties of Os and Ru Complexes
Containing Polypyridy Ligands,
4:00 p.m., Room 1200 Chemistry
Bldg.
Meetings
Women's Research Club -
G. Seligson, "Great Expectations,"
7:45 p.m., Rackham W. Conf. Rm.
Handbell Ringer's Club -
4:00 p.m. atw900 Burton Tower.
Newcomers who read music are
welcome. Call 764-2539 for info.
Amnest , International

Korea," 7:00 p.m., 2448 Mason
Hall.
Students for Riegel - Mass
meeting, Anderson Room in the
Michigan Union, 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Riegel '88 and the
UM College Democrats.
Mass Meeting for Operetta
- John Strauss' A Night in
Venice, will be performed by
Comic Opera Guild in February.
Meet at 7:30 p.m. at Burns Park
School on Wells Street off
Packard. Interested persons invited
to learn about the roles and
positions available in the
production, and to sign up for
auditions.
Furthermore
Rackham graduate study
rooms - CLOSED on second
floor during 50th anniversary
celebrations today.
Voter Registration -
Fishbowl, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m.; MUG eateries and commons,
1:00-3:00; Mary Markley Hall,
4:30-6:30 p.m.
UM Taekwondo Club -
Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-
8:15 p.m., 2275 CentralhCampus
Recreation Building.
Communicating with Em-
ployers - Career Planning &
Placement, 3200 Student Activities
Building, 4:10-5:00 p.m.
Freedom From Smoking
Clinic - Persons who desire to

rape arra
BY DAVID SCHWARTZ
A Seattle-area man who police
say recently confessed to raping an
Ann Arbor woman almost 18 years
ago stood mute at his arraignment in
15th District Court Friday, and a
plea of not guilty was entered on his
behalf.
Judge Pieter Thomassen set bail
at $20,000, and agreed to a defense
motion that Philip Carlock be per-
mitted to return to his home near
Kent, Wash. until an Oct. 12 pre-
trial examination.
Carlock, who works for a Boeing
manufacturing plant in Seattle, was
released later Friday after paying 10
percent of the $20,000 bond.
Ann Arbor Police Chief William
Corbett said last week that Carlock
called police in April to confess to
the rape, apparently to relieve his
"guilty conscience."
Carlock is represented by Detroit
attorney Marjorie Cohen, but Cohen
refused to comment because she had
not had enough time to review the
case. An associate of Cohen's, Ran-
dall Karfonta, represented Carlock at
the arraignment.
Ann Arbor Detective Mark Parin,
who tracked down the alleged rape
victim in Florida to she if she
wanted to press charges against Car-
lock, said Carlock confessed to him
on April 21. She signed a complaint
and is expected to return to Ann Ar-

ignment
bor for the trial.
"He indicated he wanted to clear S
up a crime he committed in Ann
Arbor," Parin said. An Ann Arbor " Free Pregnancy Testing
woman told police she was raped on " Free Counseling -
Jan. 21, 1971, but a suspect was " Gynecology
never found. * Birth Control
Normally, an accused rapist can * Abortion
only be forced to stand trial for up to Health Care Clinic
seven years after the allegedcrime,of Ann Arbor
but since Carlock left Michigan o n ro
shortly after the rape, the time period 2755 Carpenter Road " 971-1970
was suspended.

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