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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, February 8, 1989 - Page 3

U Pres.
talks to
University President James Dud-
erstadt told members of the Michi-
gan Student Assembly last night
that he will not take action regarding
the recent rejection of a Black
woman for an LSA sociology
tenured position.
"It is inappropriate for a president
to get involved in specific cases," he
said, adding that he is committed to
increasing minority faculty
representation on campus. "We are
doing a better job of recruiting a di-
verse faculty than any other univer-
sity across the country. But there's
no question we're going to make
mistakes from time to time, we will
have lapses in judgment."
Two weeks ago, the LSA Execu-
tive Committee rejected the profes-
sor despite the unanimous recom-
mendation of two search commit-
However, some MSA representa-
tives said Duderstadt was vague and
merely shifted the responsibility off
"I don't think anything he said
had much substance," said MSA
Rep. Julie Murray, an LSA sopho-
more. By asserting that he should
not get involved, Murray said, "He
was passing the buck."
. MSA representatives were also
concerned with Duderstadt's position
on campus racism and on the Uni-
versity's anti-discrimination policy,
which has been criticized for being

MSA task force


The Michigan Student Assembly
last night approved a resolution to
form a "consulting task force" to act
as a liaison between MSA and the
Student Organization and Develop-
ment Center.
The move comes as a result of a
recent threats by the University's
Board of Regents to possibly with-
hold funding from MSA if relations
did not improve between MSA and
LSA Rep. Jim McBain was
elected to chair the new committee.
The resolution, introduced by
LSA Rep. Heidi Hayes and Engi-
neering Rep. Dan Tobocman, calls
for the task force to establish dia-
logue between specific committees
and SODC, and to maintain a work-
ing relationship with SODC "as
long as it is beneficial to MSA."
In addition, a second committee
will be formed "to compile a report"
with SODC "containing MSA act-

with S
ivities, accomplishments, and goals"
to presented at the March regents'
Some assembly members did
place much faith in the resolution,
expressing concerns that passing
such a measure would be a form of
buckling under the regents' pressure.
Gus Teshke, a Rackham Rep. said,
"If MSA just starts caving in
immediately, what's the point of
"This committee is bullshit, it's
a smoke screen... all it's showing
the regents is that we will jump,"
said Rackham Rep. Corey Dolgan.
"It's a dangerous precedent." Both
Teshke and Dolgan volunteered to
serve on the task forces.
McBain disagrees, saying the
committee will "open the lines of
communication, and repair some of
the breaks we've had in the past." He
added that "communication with peo-
ple doesn't mean we're kissing up to
them, it just means we're talking."
Tobocman defended the March re-

port to the regents. He told the as-
sembly that the March report will
basically "tell the regents what we're
doing... so whenever the regents
think of MSA, they will think of
competence and doing good deeds."
Addressing other concerns about
the resolution, Tobocman added that,
the resolution "Doesn't mean we
have to do shit... we're only talking
to SODC." McBain said the task
force will make SODC "complacent"
so MSA can go on with their busi-
Hayes expressed some concern
about assembly members treating
the measure as a joke. "It's upsetting
people didn't it seriously at all," she
said, these people "don't seem to
care if a student organization receives
funding next year."
Several members said the regents'
recent statements about MSA were
an example of their paternalistic
attitude towards MSA. However
McBain said that "as long as you
talk to your parents, you can get
anything you want."

University President James Duderstadt fielded questions from Michigan
Student Assembly members, at their regular meeting last night.

unspecific and restricting student
"There is institutional racism at
Michigan, there is institutional
racism in America," Duderstadt said.
"I wish that we could simply have a
one-line statement that says we
should all respect each other as hu-
man beings."
However, he said the anti-
discrimination policy is necessary
because there has to be some way to
stop discrimination on campus.
Duderstadt strongly supported
having a class on racism and sexism
on campus, but he said it should be
up to the faculty to decide if the

class should be mandatory.
Gus Teshke, a Rackham
representative, said Duderstadt failed
to address his personal position on
whether the class should be manda-
"He always makes ambiguous
statements," Teschke said. "He never
commits himself to anything."
Duderstadt also said, in regard to a
freeze in tuition rates, that it is nec-
essary for tuition increases to follow
the inflation rate. He said that if tu-
ition doesn't follow the trends of in-
flation, programs would have to be

Union Board
Student BooJ
Though the Michigan Union's director would not
allow a student group to buy and sell books in the
building last month, the Union Board tomorrow will
consider the group's request to use the facilities next
The Student Book Exchange-Textbooks for Less
Organization (SBE), which was officially recognized as
a student group last term by the Michigan Student
Assembly, buys and sells student textbooks generally
at lower prices than retail bookstores.
The SBE worked out of the Michigan League dur-
ing its first exchange in early January. Union Director
Frank Cianciola said he rejected the group's request
because he "had made a commitment to the other re-
Currently, Barnes and Noble is the only bookstore
operating in the Michigan Union.
SBE Vice President Steve Bleistein said Cianciola
had told him that "no organization or business can rent
space in the Union if it comes into 'direct competi-

to diSCuSS
k~xchange .
tion' with any business already renting space there."
Cianciola said many groups have requested the
Union's Pendleton Room, as SBE did for last month.,
"We are trying to provide a healthy mix of services in
the lower area (of the Union)," Cianciola said.
The Union Board, which consists of 18 to 20''
members, faculty, and alumni, will advise Cianciola.
Nine of its members are students.
"The board needs to be introduced to the issue and
to discuss the ramifications," Cianciola said. "The
nal decision is mine, in consultation with the board."
Barnes and Noble has been in operation since the
Union was renovated eight years ago. Bill Dion, man-
ager of the store, would not comment on the issue.
"I don't see how it's not in the students' best inter-
est to sell our books. Our service is to help students
more directly," said Dave Krone, president of SBE.
More than 1,000 students bought and sold books at
the exchange last month. Last term SBE saved stu-
dents close to $3,500, Krone said. SBE is a non-profit
organization; proceeds are donated to charities such as
Friends, a local AIDS support group.

Police Notes
Attempted murder
suspect jailed
A 30-year-old man who shot at an
acquaintance surrendered himself to
Ann Arbor police Monday and was
charged with attempted murder,
police said yesterday.
The suspect fired a shot through

the alleged victim's door with a .22
caliber handgun after a verbal
altercation. The alleged victim, a 32-
year-old male Ann Arbor resident,
was uninjured. The incident occurred
in the 800 block of McKinley St.
around 2:00 p.m. Monday.
The suspect gave himself up to
police two hours after the shooting
and was placed in Washtenaw
County jail, said Ann Arbor police
Sergeant Sherry Vail.

The suspect, a temporary Ann
Arbor resident, has identified himself
by two names and police are
investigating the possibility that he
is an illegal alien.
The suspect faces a preliminary
exam next Wednesday. He will re-
main in county jail until the exam
unless he can post 10 percent of the
$200,000 bond, said Ann Arbor
police Det. Robert Levanseler.
By Monica Smith




Local vet may see dream come true

_ ~~6I - - -

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

"In Vivo Voltammetry of Neu-
rotransmitters" - Kevin Davis,
Chem. Dept., 1200 Chem., 4:10 pm.
"Charge as an Element in Syn-
thetic Design" - Prof. Larry
Overman, U of Cal., 1300 Chem., 4
"Evolution of Images of Black
and White Women in Holly-
wood Cinema" - Marsha Darling,
Women's Studies Program Lounge.
236 W.E., 4 pm. Free. Public re-
ception following.
"The Two State Alternatives:
A Progressive Zionist Ap-
proach" - Discussion, Hillel
Foundation, 7:30 pm.
"Verbal and Non-Verbal Be-
havior" - International Center,
Brown Bag Discussion, 12 noon-1
"Biochemical & Physiological
Factors of Chronic Soft Tissue
Disorders of the Upper Limb"
- T. Armstrong, 1017 Dow, 4-5 pm.
"Armenia the Crises Continue:
Recent Developments the
Earthquake Ethnic Tensions" -
R. Suny, K. Bardakjian, Lane Hall
Commons, 12 noon.
"Seeing Eye to Eye: The Im-
age/Idealogy Connection" - E.
Parada, Chrysler Aud., 7:30 pm.
"Ecology & Evolution of Ex-
tra-Pair Copulations in Birds"
- P. Sherman, MLB Lecture 2, 4
"Identification & Treatment of
the Immunocompromised Pa-
tient" - J. Crawford, Kellogg Aud.,
3-5 pm.
U of M Taekwondo - 2275
CCRB, 6:30-8:15 pm. Beginners
Indian & Pakistani-American
Student's Council - 1209
Michigan Rm., Michigan Union, 7:30
Business Meeting - Dominick' s
Restaurant, 812 Monroe, 7:30 pm.
Study Abroad Workshop - In-

UMASC - 2439 Mason Hall, 5
Ann Arbor Coalition Against
Rape - Community Access, 5th &
Huron, 7-8:30 pm.
Mitzvah Project - Hillel, 6:30
LASC Educational Meeting -
Video: "Making the News Fit",
Michigan Union, Pond A,B,C, 8 pm.
Open to all.
WAND - 2209 Michigan Union, 7
Fencing Club Mass Meeting -
Sports Coliseum, 6:30 pm.
Blood Drive - Give Life! Bursley
Dorm, East Lounge, 3-9 pm.
Ash Wednesday Service - Can-
terbury House, Rev. Virginia Peacock,
4:30 pm.
Northwalk - Sun.-Thurs., 9 pm-1
am. Call 763-WALK or stop by 3224
Safewalk - Sun.-Thurs., 8 pm-
1:30 am, Fri.-Sat., 8-11:30 pm. Call
936-1000 or stop by 102 UGLi.
The Summer Job Search -
CP&P, 6-7 pm.
Advertising Careers: A Profes-
sional Point of View Spon-
sored with Women in Commu-
nications - Michigan Union, An-
derson Rm., 5-6 pm.
Auditions for BreakingRInertia
and the Youngstown Rose -
Two student written one-act plays.
Arena Theatre, 6-7:30 pm. Bring a
short prepared monologue. Sign up
in Green room Frieze Bldg.
Black Law Students Alliance -
"Second American Revolution (Part
II), 132 Hutchins Hall, 7:30 pm.
University Lutheran Chapel -
"Ash Wednesday" Worship, 9 pm.
1511 Washtenaw.
Black Theatre Workshop - Pre-
sents Broadway Star Andre De Shields,
Mary Markeley, Angela Davis
Lounge, 5-6:30 pm.

The Vietnam War may officially
be over, but Vietnam veteran
Charles Tackett still fights a battle
in Ann Arbor.
Since 1982, Tackett, 39, has
made it his mission to establish a
Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Holi-
day to honor the soldiers who died in
Vietnam and provide support for
those who returned. Tackett chose
the University as headquarters for his
project because he believes "U-M
has the courage to take on an entire
nation if the cause is just and hu-
Tackett's efforts may finally reach
fruition. State Rep. Perry Bullard
(D-Ann Arbor) introduced a resolu-

tion last week which would declare
May 7 as the memorial holiday.
Matthew Hare, an aide to State
Sen. Harmon Cropsey (R-Decatur),
said he expects the legislation to
come to a vote later this month, and
predicts it will "go through without
a problem."
Hare said Cropsey, chair of the
state's Local Government and Veter-
ans' Committee, has been working
closely with Tackett on the project.
Tackett brought the proposal to
Cropsey's attention and provided his
office with the necessary informa-
Tackett said May 7 has been
specifically chosen as the holiday to
commemorate President Gerald

Ford's approval for the final with-
drawal of troops from Vietnam on
May 7, 1985.
r "This would be a day to learn, re-
flect and think back on mistakes,"
said Tackett. "Sometimes we repeat
ourselves and I don't want that to
happen again."
Despite the holiday's gravity, the
bill would not require that public
offices close. Hare said if the holiday
is established, the Gov. James Blan-
chard will issue a proclamation and

hold a ceremony and press confer-
Though it now seems the memo-
rial holiday will eventually become a
reality, it hasn't come easy. Last
November, Tackett gained consider-
able attention when he walked from
Ann Arbor to the State Capitol car-
rying a petition from his supporters.
"I'm not in here for the pride,
vanity or glory," said Tackett. "I'm
in here to do my civic duty and do
my share for America."

The University of Michigan

There are 8 vacancies in the Ann Arbor police department, not four as
reported in yesterday's Daily.

February 9

Open Dance Cas
9-1 0:30pm
Union Ballroom
Beginners and Intermediates
W eicome!!


February 10

Historical Performance Series-
"An Introduction to Baroque Dance,"
Lecture/demonstration on basic steps,
ornamentation, and notation, by
Elaine Biagi Turner.
Dance Building, 4-6 p.m.
Jazz Combos in Concert
Edward Sarath, conductor.
Original and classic jazz performed
by three small ensembles.
Rackham, 8 p.m.
Project Theatre (Previews)-The Last
American in Paris/Le dernier American a
Paris, by Travis Preston and Royston
Directed by Travis Preston.
Tickets: $10, general admission
$5, students with school ID
Available at MI league Ticket Office
phone 764-0450
Trueblood Theatre, Frieze Building
Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m.
Sunday, 2 p.m.
Symphony Band
Donald Schleicher, conductor
Karel Husa, guest conductor



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