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Many
ashow
apathy
to MSA
elections
BY KRISTINE LALONDE
Michigan Student Assembly
elections started yesterday but many
students didn't seem to notice or
~are.-
"I don't know who's running and
don't care - but I should," said
LSA junior Julie Schnorberger.
LSA sophomore Tammy Welch
said she hadn't even thought about
the election. "It might be being
overloaded with work and being ob-
solete to what is going on," she
said.
One student, when asked why she
Wasn't voting, simply said, "What is
it (MSA)?"
Traditionally, voter turn-out for
MSA elections is low, with fall
elections attracting fewer voters than
in the spring, when the assembly's
president and vice-president are
elected. About 2,000 of the Univer-
sity's 35,000 students voted in last
spring's election.
But MSA representative Julie
Murray said yesterday's turn-out was
better than she had expected. "It
looked pretty decent to me at the two
polls I worked at. I was surprised,"
she said.
Official voter numbers were not
Available last night.
Those students who did vote said
their reasons included knowing a

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 16, 19868- Page 3
PSC wants

TAGAR

bus

condemned

ALEXANDRA BREZ/Daily

Volunteer election worker Cindy
as he casts his ballot in the

Davis, an LSA senior, oversees LSA sophomore Steve Ricci
MSA/LSA Student Government elections yesterday in the

BY NOAH FINKEL AND
KRISTINE LALONDE
About 50 members and support-
ers of the Palestine Solidarity
Committee urged the Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly to demand an apol-
ogy from the pro-Israel group
TAGAR for an allegedly racist act.
TAGAR erected a school bus on
the Diag Monday to symbolize ter-
rorist acts committed against Is-
raelis. The bus originally read "Stop
Arab terrorism." After complaints
from Arab students that day,
TAGAR changed the message to
"Stop all terrorism."
At last night's MSA meeting, the
PSC urged the assembly to: con-
demn the bus as racist, demand a
formal apology from TAGAR, and
remove its official MSA recogni-
tion.
LSA Rep. Ahmar Iqbal introduced
a resolution to condemn the bus and
demand the apology, but not to re-
move its MSA recognition.
The assembly tabled the resolu-
tion because many members said a
decision should not be reached until
both sides are heard. No TAGAR
members were present at the meet-
ing.
"We've heard one side. Both
sides have to be given the opportu-
nity to speak." said MSA President
Michael Phillips.
LSA senior Julie Murray, one of
the few representatives who voted

against tabling, said the issue was
clear. "I think it's pretty clear cut
what the statement (from TAGAR)
is. How much information do you
need?... Next week we'll look into
derecognizing the group."
After the meeting, TAGAR chair
Keith Hope said: "We realize we
might have offended some people,
but we didn't mean to...We're sorry
to the people who took it the wrong
way; that's why we changed it. " He
said the group will attend next
week's MSA meeting to present
their side of the issue.
In other business, 12 members of
the College Republicans questioned
Phillips on a statement made last
spring regarding a petition asking for
the resignation of Regent Deane
Baker (R-Ann Arbor). Phillips said
last spring he would resign from
MSA if he didn't collect 5,000 sig-
natures by this month. The College
Republicans said Phillips should
stand by his statement.
Phillips said he agreed to a
stricter time period for collection
under pressure from Baker, but later
realized he could not meet the dead-
line. "Your (the College Republi-
cans') regent didn't want to give me
enough time," he said.
"His (Phillips') explanation was
totally unsatisfactory. I caught him
in a bold-faced lie," said College
Republican Vice President Glenn
Kotcher.

basement of the Union. Voting will end today at 10 p.m.

candidate, wanting to fulfill their
"civic duty" and having "nothing
better to do."
"I'm upset with the way things
have been run at MSA... the way
they've treated people, the way they
treat issues. I'm voting for change."
said LSA junior Mark Bishop.
LSA junior Ian Beilin said, "I
voted for (the candidates he chose)
because I didn't want my money go-
ing to political and ideological

interest groups and their activities."
Some students said a ballot refer-
endum which would allow payment
of MSA officers was enough to
make them vote. "The main reason I
voted was the second proposal. I was
adamantly against it," said LSA se-
nior Scott Michaels.
In an effort to increase voter turn-
out and awareness campus radio sta-
tion WCBN sponsored a forum with
MSA parties. Representatives from

Centerpoint, the Practical Party, and
the Students' Rights party debated
campus problems and what ways
would be best to resolve them.
Nancy Gillen, a polling site
worker stationed at the fish bowl,
said she thought the polling sites
were "poorly run"; she was running
out of supplies such as the referen-
dum ballots.
Students may still vote tomor-
row, the final day of, elections, at
locations throughout campus.

THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Former '60s lea

Speakers
Thomas m. Cooley Lectures:
"Constitutionalism, Democ-
racy and Foreign Affairs" -
Lecture III: "Courts in Foreign Af-
fairs", Prof. Louis Henkin, 100
Hutchins Hall, 4 pm.
"The Erotic of Imperialism:
Sex and Violence in J.M. Co-
etzee's Waiting for the
Barbarians" - Ranu Samantrai,
English Dept. and Women's Studies
Program, Seminar Rm., 234 W.
Engineering, 4-5:30 pm.
M.S. Keeler Lectures: "The
Geometry of Harmonic Mea-
sure" - Prof. David Jerison, MIT,
Aud. D, Angell Hall, 4 pm.
"May We Patent Animal Life"
- D. Quigg, Med. Sci. II S. Lecture
Hall, 12 noon.
"Karabakh: The View from
Moscow and Yerevan" - Kevork
Bardakjian, Lane Hall Commons, 12
noon. Brown Bag Lecture.
"Flow Control in Resistance
Vessels of Skeletal Muscle" -
Steve Segal, Ph.D., Asst. Prof. Penn
State University, KG005, Dental
School ( Sm. Aud. in Kellogg Bldg.),
12:10-1 pm.
"The Value of Money: Ayn
Rand vs. John Maynard
Keynes" - Dr. John Ridpath, York
University, Toronto, Kuenzal Rm.,
Michigan Union, 8 pm. Admission
free. Sponsored by U of M Students
of Objectivism.
"Challenges of Changing
Society: Preparing Hispanics
for the 21st Century" - Awilda
Orta, M.A., Henderson rm., Michigan
League, 7:30 pm. Social and educa-
tional aspects of linguistic adaptation.
"Ideology in Romantic Music"
- Leonard Meyer, University of
Pennsylvania, Rackham Assembly
Hall, 8 pm. Admission free.
"Principles and Industrial Cap-
illary Super Critical Fluid
Chromatography (SFC) and of
SFC-Mass Spectrometry" - J.
David Pinkston, Proctor & Gamble
Co., 1200 Chem. Bldg., 4 pm.
"Synthetic Methodology in the
Context of Natural Product
Synthesis" - Prof. Robert E. Ire-
land, University of Virginia, 1300
Chem. Bldg., 4 pm. Coffee hour:
3:30 pm.
"Parity, Time Reversal and
Charge Conjugation: An Ele-
mentary Introduction" - Prof.
Eugene Commins, University of
California, Berkeley, 296 Dennison,
12 noon. Sponsored by the Dept. of
Physics.
"An Insider's View of Burma"
- Tun Thwin, Lane Hall Commons,
7 pm. Sponsored by Asian Studies
Student Association.
Meetings
iT f . M meam.. , .t.

International Student Affairs
Committee - International Center,
7:30 pm.
Stilyagi Air Corps/Science
Fiction Club - Michigan League,
8:15 pm.
Coalition for Democracy in
Latin America - Wolverine Rm.,
Michigan Union, 8 pm.
Elementary Education Informa-
tion, SIGMA - Tribute Rm., 4
pm.
Support Meeting, SIGMA -
Whitney Aud., 6-7 pm.
LASC Meeting - 2435 Mason
Hall, 8 pm. Deadline for La Palabra
newsletter stories.
Furthermore
Interviewing Lecture - CCRB,
4:10-5:30 pm.
On-Campus Recruiting Pro-
gram Info Session (Early Reg-
istration for Winter) - Angell
Hall, Aud. A, 4:10-5:30 pm.
Prelude to Success - Career
Planning and Placement Center, 7-
8:30 pm.
UM vs. OSU Blood Battle -
Pendelton Rm., Michigan Union, 12
noon-5:30 pm.
English Peer Counseling -
4000A Michigan Union, 7-9 pm.
Help with papers and other English
related questions.
"The Times of Harvey Milk" -
First openly gay elected official. Film
and discussion, 447 Mason Hall, 4-6
pm.
University Lutheran Chapel -
"Holden Village Vespers", 9 pm.
1511 Washtenaw Ave.
Pre-Interviews - Schlumberger
International, 1303 EECS, 6-8 pm;
Norfolk Naval Shipyard, 1311 EECS,
6-8 pm.
Study Abroad Workshop - In-
ternational Center, 4-5 pm.
Rice and Beans Dinner - Guild
House, 802 Monroe, 6 pm. $2.
The Clay Gallery - Ceramic
pieces, Mon-Fri, 9:30 am-5:30 pm.
Sat., 9:30 am-5 pm.
Current Issues in Local and
International Hunger - Video
presentations and discussions, Ander-
son Rms C&D, Michigan Union, 8
pm.
WHE-AC Bucket Drive for
Hunger Relief Projects - 9 am-
5 pm.
Summer Study Abroad in Lon-
don - Overseas Opportunities Of-
fice, International Center, 7:30 pm.
Performances
Concert Band - Donald Schle-
icher, conductor, Hill Aud., 8 pm.
Laughtrack - Professional come-
dian, Tim Rolands, U-Club, 10 pm.
$2.50.
Billy Taylor - Lecture/Recital,
Rackham Aud., 7:30 pm. "Jazz:
America's Classical Music".
D.._la_. . , "-I] . m .

BY MICAH SCHMIT
Sporting Steve Martin-white hair,
a khaki suit, and white sneakers,
former Harvard professor and '60s
cultural revolution leader Timothy
Leary last night encouraged listeners
to challenge authority.
Following a brief introduction -
which invoked former U.S. President
Richard Nixon's description of Leary
as the most dangerous man alive -
Leary was greeted with thunderous
applause by several hundred
enthusiastic listeners as he took the
stage of Rackham auditorium.
"I'm not going to give you a
long speech, I'm going to perform
philosophy.., and encourage you to
think for yourself," Leary said. "I'm
going to dive-bomb you with new
ideas to soften your mind ... to get
CORRECTION
The Daily omitted Anish Bhavsar,
running for an LSA representative
seat for MSA, from the Student
Rights slate. Luis Vazquez is run-
ning for the Public Health seat, and
Ali Jahan is a Student Rights candi-
date running for a Medical School
seat.
The Daily reported that some student
groups criticized MSA for allocating
money to Jamaica for hurricane re-
lief. MSA never gave any relief
money.
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your mind fluid, moving."
Leary criticized our passive
acceptance of the status quo and
emphasized the need to question
authority.
"When Moses came down with
those tablets, those weren't
suggestions, boys and girls. They
were carved in marble," Leary said,
as the crowd erupted in laughter.
Leary commended Jazz music for
its emphasis on improvisation,
encouraged others to use
improvisation in their own lives.
"You must guide your own ship

der speaks
through the world. Until you have should be
the singularity of creating your own reverence and
music and guiding your own ship,
you're just a tooter of a horn."
During the question-and-answer
session that followed the hour-long
performance, Leary commented on
drug use in the '60s. "It shocked
everyone because it was communal. Zach wil
Taking drugs by yourself is like
masturbation of the mind." " Hold c
Leary, however, emphasized that " Reduc
there is an absolute time and place
for everything. Drugs should be usedmp
with common sense; "psychedelics safety

taken with extreme
d caution," he said.

out

e class sizes
ye campus
MSA more
ble

Police Notes
Unarmed Robbery
A University student told police
he was robbed and assaulted by three
men in the 1700 block of South
University Monday night, Sgt. Jan
Suomala said.
The man reported that the three
males approached him, hit him sev-
eral timcs and stole his book bag,

with contents valued at $30, Suo-
mala said. He said the man sustained
minor injuries, but sought his own
treatment.
LSA Break-in
Audio equipment, valued at over
$6,350, was reported stolen from a
room in the LSA Building Monday,
Ann Arbor police said.
Suomala said the thieves used a
key for entry, and the break-in re-
'iins under investigation.
by Nathan Smith

" Maker
accessi

MSA Elections
TODAY
Vote in Union, Fish-
bowl, Ugli, Residence
Halls, and a host of
other locations.
Paid for by committee to
re-elect Zach / 1017 Oakland
r u"IMM M A Ou R E

HEALTH 8& FITNESS

___a

Look at the birds
of the air;
They do not sow or reap,
nor store away in barns, yet
your heavenly father feeds
them. Are you not much
more valuable than they?
Who of you by worrying
can add a single hour to
your life?
-Matthew 6:26-27

JUST A SHORT WALK
FROM CENTRAL CAMPUS

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