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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. IC, No. 53 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, November 21, 1988 Copyright 1988, The Michigan Daily

'U' President
knocks state
priorities

Duderstadt: State

stresses

prisoners, not students

BY STEVE KNOPPER
University officials criticized the
state legislature Friday for spending
too much money on state prisons at
the expense of higher education.
University President James Dud-
erstadt told the University's Board of
Regents that "prison construction is
beginning to run some of the educa-
tion institutions off the edge. There
is a bottleneck right now that's
caused by almost total focus on cor-
rections."
Duderstadt's comments followed
remarks made by Regent Philip
Power (D-Ann Arbor) last month
that the state spends $20,000 every
year per prisoner, but only $4,403
per University student.
Members of the State House of
Representatives acknowledge that the
corrections budget is growing dis-
proportionately, but say the trend is
inevitable.
State Rep. Justine Barns (D-
Westland), vice chair of the DHouse
Corrections Committee, said legal
requirements force the state to spend
money on prisons.
"A great deal of our spending is
done under court order. We have no
choice there," she said. " I don't like
spending the big money for prison-
ers. I would much rather spend it on
students. But the court order pre-

vails."
Duderstadt made his remarks prior
to the regents' approval of this
year's $230 million capital outlay
request. The capital outlay request is
money the University requests from
the state to fund building projects.
Money for "bricks and mortar" for
both prisons and University build-
ings, said University Senior Com-
munity Relations Officer Peter Pel-
lerito, comes from the same state
fund.
The regents made several deci-
sions on new building projects dur-
ing their monthly meeting last
week. But they criticized a proposal
by new U-M Dearborn Chancellor
Blenda Wilson to build a $1.25 mil-
lion environmental interpretive cen-
ter on the Dearborn campus:
Wilson withdrew her proposal
Friday because several regents criti-
cized the project's funding sources.
The funding would come from the
University, Wayne County, and the
state Department of Natural Re-
sources. .
Regent Veronica Smith (R-
Grosse Ile) disagreed with Wilson's
proposal because the contract says. in
25 years, the state would have to
provide written consent for the Uni-
See State, Page 3

JOHN MUNSON/Daily
Michigan players surround flanker John Kolesar after his game winning catch as the Wolverines defeated Ohio State 34-31
in Columbus Saturday. The win guaranteed Michigan sole possession of the Big Ten championship.

Blue escapes
Columbus
with 34-31 win
BY MICHAEL SALINSKY
SPECIAL TO THE DAILY
Columbus - Something strange happened on the
way to an easy victory over Ohio State, Saturday.
Mhigan, which led 20-0 at halftime lead, needed
a goal-line stand by its defense, two touchdowns in the
final four minutes and 30 seconds, and an interception
in the final minute to hold on for a stunning 34-31
win.
The margin of victory was provided by a 41-yard
touchdown lob from Demetrius Brown to John Kolesar
with 1:36 remaining.
The win gave Michigan (8-2-1) the Big Ten
championship outright.
"The defense held at the goal," Michigan head
coach Bo Schembechler said. "That won the game for
us."
This was the situation. A Michigan team which
had given up over 20 points once all year, squandered a
20-0 halftime lead and was trailing the Buckeyes 21-
20. After scoring three touchdowns on its three second
half possessions, the Buckeyed were looking to put the
game away.
After recovering a Tony Boles fumble, the
Buckeyes drove down to the one-yard line, where they
had a second- and-goal.
See Escape, Page 10

CLB critiques
faculty code

BY STEVE KNOPPER
A University panel on civil
liberties called parts of the proposed
faculty and staff discriminatory ha-
rassment policy "vague and non-
specific" Friday.
The Civil Liberties Board, a
committee of students, faculty, and
staff, will submit a two-page docu-
ment of suggestions to change the
proposal to the faculty's Senate As-
sembly today.
The CLB said the proposal -
which would define harassment and
establish a committee to investigate
complaints against a faculty or staff
member - does not distinguish ef-
fectively between harassment and

constitutionally-protected free
speech.
Associate Vice President for Aca-
demic Affairs Mary Ann Swain,
chair of the ad hoc committee which
wrote the policy, said she didn't
think the definitions in the policy
would change. Complaints, she said,
would be handled on a case-by-case
basis.
The assembly, which has tabled
the proposal twice, will vote again
on the overall policy today.
Many faculty members oppose
the policy, saying it would limit
"academic freedom" in the class-
room. A policy which restricts
See Faculty, Page 3

KAREN HANDELMAN/Daily
Michigan fullback Leroy Hoard scored two touchdowns on Saturday as he
led the ground attack against the Buckeyes.

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'U' to implement new class on lesbian issues

BY LISA WINER undergraduate cou
Next term, the Women's Studies De- - within their own c
partment will offer a trial course on lesbian "There are mi
issues. It will be the first step in a long-run written and said (b
effort to implement a permanent gay issues gay men). No one
course and eventually a gay issues program people are out .th
at the University. course's instructor,
Women's Studies 110, a one-credit dent Patti Myers.
course entitled "Practical Feminism: Les- Lesbians and g
bian Studies" is an answer to a demand for "that (their) lives ar
a course on gay issues made by the Lesbian study. Very often,
and Gay Rights Organizing Committee. and gay male stu
Although some University courses, such comprehension. Yc
as "Human Sexuality," (Biology 123) ad- have) been around f
dress gay issues within other contexts, no An education in
S'Mystery shrouds
Bursley snackba
BY STACEY GRAY Housing and accept the En
Last April, when the Bursley meal plan.
residence hall snack bar/store closed, For the past few years
most residents assumed it would re- bar had been run by stud
open as usual in September. agers who oversaw all opera
There was a note on the door of paid themselves and their en
the snack bar saying it would reopen This ast school ve. t

rse addresses gay issues
ontexts.
illions of things being
y and about lesbians and
even acknowledges that
here writing," said the
Rackham graduate stu-
gay men need to know
re worthwhile, worthy of
when you say lesbian
dies' it seems beyond
et (lesbians and gay men
forever," she said.
gay issues is especially

important now, said Myers, because "it's
gotten a little more repressive lately. Peo-
ple are freaked out about AIDS. All of the
fear has been turned on gays."
"Practical Feminism" is a flexible head-
ing under which various special topics are
taught. The LSA curriculum committee
does not have to approve special topics, but
to become permanent, courses must be ap-
proved.
Next semester's course is the first step
of a tentative plan that will provide for a
permanent course in three years. If 110
goes well, next year the Women's Studies
Department will make available a similar

course that is three or four credits at the
300 or 400 level. The following year the
department will propose a permanent course
to the curriculum committee for approval.
LaGROC chose to approach the
Women's Studies Department for a course
rather than another department, because
they perceived the department as leaning
"slightly to the left."
"A feminist analysis is essential to any
gay issues class," said Myers.
Other universities offer approved, per-
manent courses for undergraduates in gay
issues. Of the Big Ten universities, the
University of Wisconsin, the University of

Iowa, and Northwestern University list
such courses. The University of Illinois
offers several special topics, similar to the
one Women's Studies is offering here.
Because other universities offer such
courses, "(This) University has no excuses"
for not offering such a course before now,
said Myers.
Myers' main goal is to "give people a
taste of what is out there," she said. Some
topics to be considered in the class will be
lesbian history, feminist thought, coming
out, contemporary culture, issues of
racism, sexism, heterosexism, and clas-
sism, and future visions.

closing of
r and store

Canadian candidates
emphasize trade pact

ntree Plus
the snack
ent man-
ations and
mployees.
the snack

paid himself and the head manager
very large sums and made a lot of
withdrawals," Giamo said, adding
that he would have been this year's
head manager had the store continued
operating.
A hhv Krman na Nrlr kPnt

TORONTO (AP) - Supporters
and opponents of the U.S.-Canada
free trade agreement gave a burst of
last-minute electioneering yesterday
on the eve of national elections.
Prime Minister Brian Mulroney,
buoyed by recent polls that showed
his Progressive Conservative Party

session quickly to proceed with final
passage of the pact, which Turner has
vowed to reject.
This week's Maclean's magazine
quoted Mulroney as saying he would
try to pursue the trade agreement
even if his party can only form a mi-
nority government.

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