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The Michigan Dily-- Tuesday, November 15, 1988-- Page 5

LSA student gov't candidates offer variety

LSA Student Government has
gone widely unnoticed in the past,
but making LSA students aware of
its government's activities is high
on each LSA-SG candidate's
agenda in today's election.
"There's a lot of people who
don't know we're around, and
that's a serious problem," said
Students for Academic Institutional
Development (SAID) presidential
candidate David Boris, a sopho-
However, similarities between
parties and candidates end there.
As in the past, SAID dominates
the ballot, listing 12 candidates for
the 15-member executive council,
as well as candidates for president
and vice president.
SAID has been a major part of
LSA-SG for the past 11 years, said
Boris. He is not advocating any
major change in the format of
LSA-SG, and said problems with
class registration are the most im-
portant issues facing LSA stu-
SAID candidates differ from
most others because they said
LSA-SG should not be involved in

campus politics, but should only
deal with LSA students' academic
concerns. "Our purpose is to work
with students on an academic
level," Boris said. "We leave the
political stuff to (the Michigan
Student Assembly)."
Independent Ben Weinberger,
the only other presidential candi-
date, criticized the current govern-
ment for not doing more. "I don't
think they really made a stand on
anything," he said. "They really
left it up to MSA."
Weinberger said issues like the
new anti-harassment policy and the
recent deputization of campus
security officers should be major
concerns of LSA-SG.
In addition, Weinberger said
LSA students should vote on
whether the proposed mandatory
class on racism should be part of
the LSA curriculum.
SAID members disagreed, say-
ing they favor a mandatory class,
although they are not sure what its
format should be. "We're
determining if it should be a
racism class, or a cultural diversity
class," Boris said.
The Meadow Party, composed
of three executive council candi-

dates, was formed "in response to
what we see as a lot of extrem-
ism," said sophomore Norm Mul-
lock. He said most issues can be
addressed effectively by finding a
middle ground, which he said other
candidates are not willing to do. -
Unlike SAID, the Meadow
Party believes LSA-SG should ad-
dress non-academic student con-
cerns. "Something like the code
should be addressed because it af-
fects all of the LSA students,"
Mullock said.
Six independent candidates for
executive council offer an alterna-
tive to SAID and the Meadow
Gary Weisserman, a sopho-
more, said LSA-SG "should repre-
sent the LSA students' concerns on
all issues." Sophomore Thomas
Revnew echoed Wesserman's view,
saying he could better represent the
students because he did not have
the "skewed views" that the parties
First-year student Alex Cherin
said his prime goal is "to make
student involvement more of a
given." Sophomore Jason Frank
said he is only running on one is-
sue - getting rid of campus vio-

for president and
Ben Weinberger
Derek Smith
David Boris (SAID)
Jennifer Clough (SAID)
for Executive Council
(pick 15)
independent candidates
Thomas Richard Revnew
Matthew Armstrong
Alex Cherin
Gary Weisserman
Jason Frank
Michael Fried
SAID Party
Kimberly White
Debra Wasserman
Jefferson Paul Ehrlich
Susan Greenspan
Stacy Temares
Dawn Emling
Brad Meltzer
Laurie Solow
Debbie Walters
Sheryl Stone
Seth Meisler
Stacia Sydney Smith
Meadow Party
Danny Kaufman
Mike Heilbronner
Norm Mullock

'Our purpose is to work
with students on an
academic level. We leave
the political stuff to MSA.'
- candidate David Boris

'I don't think (the current
government) really made a
stand on anything. They
really left it up to MSA.'
--candidate Ben



Continued from Page 1
ors. "Get me that list of correc-
tions, then, if we need to, we'll
=meet again," he said. "I am always
willing to meet with you; I do
'very much want to work with you
to move ahead our agenda of diver-
sity," he added.
"He's always willing to meet
"With us as long as we have 50
chanting people in a stairwell,"

said Thomas Fujita, a member of
the University of Michigan Asian
Student Coalition. "We have al-
ready pointed out the errors - why
can't, we meet to make the correc-
tions together?"
The students also urged Duder-
stadt to issue a public statement
about the errors, but he refused,
saying "the correction sheet will
itself be a public statement."
In order to publicize the errors
to those who have already read the
report, the students will hold a

press conference at 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, either in or outside the
Michigan Union. The errors in-
-reference to a non-existent
"Committee on Hispanic Studies";
-no mention or description of
the Latino Studies program;
-no mention of Native Ameri-
can student programs or resources;
-omission of Latino student
group scholarships and events;
-numerous errors in the events
calendar - for example, the film

Continued from Page 1
form a governing coalition.
Shamir has six weeks to form a 1
coalition, and he was expected to
get the needed 61-seat majority by {
forming a coalition with small
religious and right-wing parties. 1

Two of those parties endorsed him
Herzog, however, urged Shamir
to include the Labor party in a
broad coaltion similar to the
National Unity government that
has been in power since incon-
clusive elections in 1984.
The president said his office had
been flooded with thousands of

calls urging a unity government.
Many Israelis, most of whom are
secular, fear the religious parties
will force the passage of laws that
will restrict their daily lives.
Later yesterday, Shamir invited
Labor leader Shimon Peres for
coalition talks today, said Shamir
aide Avi Pazner. Peres accepted the
invitation, Pazner said.

Brazil is labelled an "ethnically
oriented cultural event"; and
-the omission of many minority
alumni associations and recruiting
In addition to addressing the re-
port, SALSA presented six other
demands, including a request for a
base budget of $5,000 for all
Latino student groups, expansion
of the Latino studies program fac-
ulty and staff, and funding for a
Latino lecture series.
"There are some good ideas
here," Duderstadt said. But he did
not address some of the demands,
and referred the students to Univer-
sity departments for others.
"We feel he should use his in-
fluence to do these things," said
Martinez. "We will go to the
(University's Board of) Regents
meeting this week and press him
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The bus symbolizes an Israeli bus
that was attacked Oct. 30. An Israeli
woman and her three children, two of
them infants, died.
Hope said the group had received
complaints from Arab students who
were offended by the "Stop Arab
Terrorism" statement that was origi-
nally painted on the bus. Hope
painted over that message yesterday
evening and replaced it with "Stop
All Terrorism."
An official complaint has already
been filed in response to Tagar's first
message, charging the group with
"discriminatory harassment" against
Arab and Arab-American students on
,campus, according to University In-
terim Student Policy Administrator
Cindy Straub.
Rackham graduate student Hilary
Shadroui, who submitted the com-
plaint, said, "It is discriminatory be-
cause there are millions of Arabs in
the world and you can't make the
generalization, as Tagar has, that all
Arabs are terrorists. This kind of
thing has no place at our University
because it makes the campus envi-
ronment hostile for Arab and Arab-
Cibul said, "I think it is really
unfortunate that our message came
across like it did. I understand the
damage it did. It was a mistake,
which is why we corrected it."
Straub said that regardless of
Tagar's decision to remove the lan-
guage, "the damage has been done."
She added, however, that the new
anti-discrimination policy would not
cover the complaint against Tagar.


'(The bus) is a statement
that says terrorism will get
you nowhere.'
- Keith Hope,
president of Tagar

Rahman said Saturday that the
Palestine National Council will
adopt both resolutions before the
four-day meeting in Algiers ends, ac-
cording to the Associated Press.
Hope said Tagar will keep the
school bus on the Diag irrespective
of decisions the P.L.O. makes in
Algiers. "No, we won't take it
down," he said. "It's a statement that
says terrorism will get you nowhere,
that it's not going to get you to the
peace table."
But Palestine Solidarity Com-
mittee member Nuha Khoury, a
Rackham graduate student, said
Tagar's symbol does not promote the
idea of peaceful negotiations between
Jews and Arabs. "It's racist because it
perpetuates the notion that Arabs are
terrorists," she said.

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Because the alleged harassment
occurred on the Diag - an open fo-
rum for free speech - and did not
include physical violence or destruc-
tion of property, she said, Tagar's
statement could not be considered a
violation of the policy.
Tagar's Diag addition comes at the
same time as Palestinian leaders
around the world meet in Algiers to
decide whether to accept the U.N.
Security Council resolutions that
would officially recognize the state of
Israel and renounce all forms of ter-
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They do not sow or reap,
nor store away in barns, yet
your heavenlyfatherfeeds
them. Are you not much
more valuable than they?
Who of you by worrying
can add a single hour to
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-Matthew 6:26-27

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