The Michigan Daily - Monday, February 6, 1989-- Page 3
from Law School
BY LISA FROMM
While many students still were
sleeping Friday morning, CBS News
broadcast its morning show live
from the University, covering many
topics of college life - and often
focusing on racism.
Three segments of the show
specifically discussed racism: Uni-
versity President James Duderstadt
talked about the Michigan Mandate,
a pre-taped segment focused on
campus racial tensions, and a student
panel debated racism on campus.
"I think there's a perception on
this campus that racism is prevalent
here. I don't think that's the case...
The overwhelming majority of peo-
ple here believe in tolerance and
equality and are not closet Klans-
men," said Marc Selinger, editor z4i
the Michigan Review, duringd live
panel discussion among four stu-
"I would have to totally disagree
with everything that Marc has said,"
said Audrey Wright, president of the
Black Greek Association, another
panel member. "I think racism is
here at this University -blatant, in-
stitutional, or otherwise. I consider
any University where there are
35,000 students and 2,000 of them
are Black... I consider that blatant
Student panelist Nicole Yakatan,
a South Quad resident director said
that the University isn't doing
enough to stop racism. "The admin-
istration keeps talking about it but
they're not really doing anything
about it," she said.
"The single most important issue
at Michigan is racism," segment
producer John Costello said after the
Even when the panel discussion
turned to alcohol on campus, differ-
ences between Blacks and whites
were brought up again, when Wright
said she thought whites went out to
"get drunk" more than Blacks did.
"It's not condoned by our national
organization (sorority) to be seen
drunk and I'm not saying these na-
tional white fraternities and sorori-
ties don't have the same policies but
if they do I don't see it," she said.
Another segment of the show
featuring University students was a
visit with four students in an East
Quad dorm room. A camera crew
began setting up for the broadcast at
3 a.m. in the suite of Tim Freel Eric
Lock, Martin Sweeny, and Jeff Tim-
"They pretty carefully scripted
what they wanted us to do," said
Locke. "I would have preferred to
have been able to say something a
little more substantive. They wanted
the every day life in five minutes,"
Reaction to the broadcast was
mixed. "I know people at both ends
of the political ends are angry...that
usually means we did a balanced
broadcast," Costello said. .,
"It was good, but it didn't cover
any social aspects,". said Michael
Berger, LSA Junior, who watched
the broadcast in a West Quad lounge
with about 15 other students.
Like many students, several ad-
ministration officials missed Fri-
day's show. Some who did see it,
though, said they thought the Uni-
versity was depicted fairly. "It was a
reasonably accurate projection," said
University Provost Charles Vest.
There wasn't a consensus as to
whether the student panel was
representative of the Univertity.
"They seemed to show the extremes
- most of us fall in between, "said
Hannah Hensel, LSA first year stu-
"It was an accurate cross section.
It pointed out that their are differ-
ences of opinions at the University,"
said Keith Molin, University Direc-
tor of Communications.
About five students gathered
outside the Burton Bell Tower,
where CBS crews were broadcasting
the weather, to protest CBS News.
"They chose students who agree
with the administration. That pre-
sents things in an uncritical light,"
said LSA senior Cale Southworth,
one of the protesters.
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Student models show the latest in casual sportswear at the Images 1989 Fashion/Talent S
during the 15th Annual Multicultural Arts Festival held in East Quad Saturday.
Black Art exhibit opens at Union,
* highlights Black history month
BY VERA SONGWE
The Fourth Annual Black Stu-
dent Art Exhibit opened yesterday at;
the Michigan Union Study room.
The exhibit, entitled "Perceptions
and Expressions IV," features the
work of Black students in the School
"It is meant to display to the stu-
* dent population the work of Afro-
American artists who are students at
the University; the content of the
exhibition changes every year," said;
Candy Steele, an LSA senior and;
show organizer. "It provides expo-;
sure for the artists as well as exhibit
experience," she said.
The exhibition is made up of;
paintings, drawings and photogra-;
phy. Later in the week, ceramics and
sculpture will be added.
"It was very interesting and di-1
verse," said Shannon Russeau, an
LSA junior. "I like the fact that the
artist did not feel it was necessary to
focus on specific Black issues," he
He continued, "Minority artists
usually feel obligated to focus on the
impact or history of their groups
while white artists have a lot of
freedom,tbut thishis notdone here,"
Kenneth Cruther a senior in the
school of Architecture said, "It
shows that African American artists
are capable of using diverse media
to portray their work, and also that
the artists are not doing what is
stereotypical of African American
art," he said.
Though most of the show did not
focus specifically on Black issues,
the drawing of David Mark Camp-
bell, an Art School senior, tried to
portray the history of the civil rights
movement and its methods.
"(The drawing) started off as a
tribute to Martin Luther King and
Malcom X, two men saying the
same thing in different ways," he
said. Campbell added that his draw-
ing "Two Leaders of Our Heritage,"
captured a historical era on canvas.
Steele said she did not think that
Afro-American art is being recog-
nized half as much as it should be,
and said she hoped this exhibit will
educate Blacks as well as whites
about the capabilities of an artist and
arts in general.
The works will be display at the
Michigan Union Reading Room un-
til Feb. 24.
Daily reporter Jessica Strick
contributed to this story.
Regents approve site for
alcohol research center
Officials anticipate Bush's plan for
resolving savings and loan crisis
BY STACEY GRAY
The University Hospital Psychiatry Department
will establish a $4.67 million alcohol and substance
abuse research and treatment center, following approval
of a site for the center by the University's Board of
Regents last month.
The University of Michigan Alcohol Program
(UMAP) currently operates a nine-bed treatment facil-
ity in the University Hospital. When the new 24-bed
center is completed in two-and-a-half years, all treat-
ment will be transferred there, hospital spokesperson
Toni Shears said.
The regents approved Radrick Farms on Geddes
Road as the site for the facility at their January 19
meeting. The money for the center was allocated from
the Hospitals' budget for building and developing
"We're planning on building a treatment center for
alcoholism and other forms of substance abuse," said
UMAP Director Tom Beresford.
The center will be an inpatient-outpatient clinic and
will treat primarily chemically dependent corporate ex-
ecutives and professionals, Beresford said. However, "it
will not be exclusively for that group by any means,"
The center will also provide a training ground for
staff in the fields of psychiatry, medicine, psychology,
social work and nursing, Shears said.
"The center will allow researchers to study treat-
ment while it is in progress," she said.
"It will have both a residential treatment center as
well as our outpatient clinic," said Beresford. "It will
weave the two of these together into a single integrated
A group of six studies relating alcohol and aginig
will be one of the main research projects at the center.
The funding will come from the University of Michi-
gan Alcohol Research Center, a federally-funded orga-
Along with approving the center's site, the regents
also authorized the Psychiatry Department to begin
searching for an architect to design the center.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi-
dent Bush isn't talking publicly
about his plan to resolve the savings
and loan crisis, but members of
Congress and industry officials say
they have a pretty good idea of what
it's likely to involve. Bush plans to
reveal his decisions before Thursday
when he will deliver a nationally
televised speech to Congress.
Industry officials and members of
Congress who have spoken with the
Treasury Department predict the plan
will feature these elements:
- Borrowing, in the form of
bonds, of up to $90 billion over the
next several years.
- A mixture of income sources,
including taxpayer dollars and insur-
ance premiums from S&Ls and
Estee Mermelstein was misquoted in the Feb. 1 Michigan Daily. She should
have been quoted as saying, "God - We pay $25 for a concert ticket.
banks, to pay the $7 billion to $9
billion in interest on the bonds.
- An administrative reshuffling
that would include a separate appara-
tus to sell off insolvent S&Ls, a re-
capitalized insurance fund for healthy
S&Ls and a regulatory agency, per-
haps under the control of the Trea-
In the first week of the president's
term, Treasury Secretary Nicholas
Brady touched off a political
firestorm by confirming leaks from
Congress that the administration was
examining a suggestion that deposi-
tors in banks and S&Ls pay a fee of
about $2.50 for every $1000 in their
Administration officials have re-
fused to publicly disavow the con-
troversial suggestion, but, White
House aides, speaking on condition
of anonymity, said Friday they do
not expect it to be in the
administration's best interest.
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