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The Michigan Daily - Monday, April 3, 1989-- Page 3

Spayth makes run


for City
Many issues concern Ver
Spayth. When you speak to her s
will refer to the needs of the lo
income residents, the disabled, 1
landfill and the city budget all in C
steady interconnected stream.
She said low-income housing


Thousands of partiers jammed the Diag Saturday for the annual Hash Bash. The Bashers celebrated Ann Arbor's liberal marijuana laws and called
for the legalization of the drug.
2,000 light up at18th annual Hash Bash

The Ann Arbor Hash Bash, once declared dead,
received a new breath of life.
In 1982, barely a dozen people lit up on the
Diag. Saturday, over 2,000 people filled the
piag, listening to speakers, playing music,
hanging out, and, of course, smoking pot.
:Most in the crowd were non-students, al-
though, as the afternoon, went on, more students
came out. Many came to observe, but more than
a few took the opportunity to smoke pot in pub-
"I can't believe I'm standing here doing this,"
one student said, lighting her pipe.
Many of the non-students had planned to come
to Ann Arbor for the Grateful Dead concerts later
Phis week, and just came a few days early for the
Hash Bash. "I read about it in High Times," said

one "Deadhead" from Rhode Island.
High Times magazine has been advertising the
Hash Bash as part of a nationwide legalize-mari-
juana campaign for months. The Pot Protest '89,
as they call it, will be marked by peaceful rallies
at University of Illinois, for their "Hash Wed-
nesday," and in Washington, Chicago, and New
For over an hour, speakers from High Times
and the National Organization for the Reform of
Marijuana Laws (NORML), stood in the cool
shade on the steps of the Grad Library, urging
people to fight to legalize pot.
High Times writer Ed Rosenthal and NORML
director Jon Gettman urged pot smokers to be-
come politically active in their quest for legalized
marijuana. "Legislators have been mislead by
hysteria" about drugs and need to be educated,

Gettman said.
Pot historian Jack Herer offered many un-
known "facts" about marijuana. He called the
plant the "savior of the earth," saying it grows
more efficiently than anything else and could pre-
vent the greenhouse effect and soil erosion.
Ben Maisel, an.organizer of the Madison Fall
Harvest, in Madison, Wisconsin, passed buckets
asking for donations, and people rushed up to
stuff money in them. He later asked people to
cover the ground in front of him with their pock-
et change, and coins rained on the Grad steps.
Police wandered though the crowd, occasion-
ally issuing tickets. LSA senior Toxi Hatanaka
got a ticket because he was filling his pipe. "It
sucks," he said, "I lost my bag." He said he paid
$15 for the pot, and the ticket cost him $5 more.

Ann Arbor
Elections '89
one area that needs a "creative"
solution. She said she disagrees with
the traditional plan of housing
developments solely for low-income
"I think maybe the approach to
affordable housing in the past has
been wrong," she said.
She advocates, instead, an
integration of low-income and
middle class housing. Ways of
establishing this integration include
mutual housing associations and
miin cm developments, both of
which Spayth favors.
Mutual housing associations
would establish cooperatives for
low-income people. Large houses in
middle-class neighborhoods can be
converted into these co-ops. She said
this would provide assimilation into
the community.
Multi-income developments have
a shifting scale of rent, where lower
income people are provided with
subsidized housing.
"It has people virtually at the end
of the low income spectrum with
people who have comfortable
incomes," she said. "There is some
fear of class integration but the
people who are afraid of it don't
know what it really is."
Spayth said her work as
coordinator of advocacy and
informational services at the Center
for Independence Living, which

...city council candidate
teaches disabled people skills such as
accessing government funds, will,
help her if elected.
Although city services may have
to be cut to reduce the city's budget
deficit, Spayth is not in favor of
keeping the vacant positions in the
police and fire departments open.
Currently the fire department has 13
vacant positions, the police
department has eight. The city is not
planning to fill these positions untit
the budget crunch is resolved.
She is very reluctant to cut from
human services. "The city support
many human serviceswith very
little money," she said, "I would bei
opposed to that group of money
being cut much or at all, because
there isn't much to begin with."
Editor's note: Efforts to contact
Spayth's opponent, Republican Jo0
Borda, failed after numerous
attempts. The Daily in no way s
attempting to discount Borda's
candidacy, and regrets that it was
unable to write a story on him.

Administration skirts issue of mandatory class

The University's administration
has professed its commitment to ed-
ucating students on issues of race,
gender, and ethnicity all year. But
0 ccording to administrators, the fac-
Olty is responsible for putting
'"diversity" into the student's class
University President James Dud-
erstadt said that education on issues
cf racism and sexism is necessary for
On "institutional commitment" but,
"whether that is done through a for-
mal course, single course, through a
distribution of requirements, or
through weaving those elements into
an entire curriculum, that's left to
the faculty themselves."
Vice-Provost for Minority Affairs
Charles Moody, was willing to
voice support for a class that would
increase multi-cultural education, but
said that education on race should
'"expand beyond the classroom.
"If students are going to be truly
educated, they need to understand race
and racism in a multi-cultural
world," said Moody.
Moody also noted that a require-
ment on a class about race is not
hew to the University - at the
School of Education, students are
required to take a course concerning
multi-cultural issues.
Though also committed to educa-
tion on racism and sexism, Provost
Charles Vest left it to the faculty to
determine the best way for doing
this. It is "the faculty's role to de-


termine graduation requirements," he
United Coalition Against Racism
member Lisa Parker, an LSA junior,
questioned how deeply committed
top administrators are to education
on race if they refuse to comment on
"This represents a continuing
trend of all talk and no action," said
Parker. "You have the same situa-
tion with the Michigan Mandate as
you do with the mandatory class: all
policy and no means of
The Michigan Mandate, the ad-
ministration's plan to increase mi-
nority representation of students and
faculty on campus, has been criti-
cized for being vague. Duderstadt ac-
knowledged "a lack of specifics" last
week at the Michigan League, when
he presented yet another plan to in-
crease representation on campus, this
time for women.
One way the University can meet
the goals of "diversity plans" is
through education, Duderstadt said.
"We will not be successful in mov-
ing ahead on the Michigan Mandate
and the Women's Agenda if those
issues are not reflected in our in-
struction and in our scholarship."
But debate surrounding how that
instruction should occur, has grown
within the last week. The United
Coalition Against Racism, which
created the original proposal in sup-
port of a mandatory class, withdrew
its support last week for the revised

UCAR does not support the
amended proposal primarily due to
changes in the requirements of the
composition of the oversight com-
mittee, and changes in acceptable
criteria for the class. In the amended
proposal, the nine-member oversight

committee is to be chosen by the
Dean. The original proposal required
members of the oversight committee
to be from departments familiar with
race and gender issues.
"There has to be some assurance
that the oversight committee won't
be all white men," said Moody.

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