Ninety- nine years of editorialfreedom
Vol. 1C, No. 126 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, April 4, 1989 Copyright 1989, The Michigan Daily
Railton Proposal voted down
by LSA faculty in close count
LSA faculty rejects
BY MARION DAVIS
LSA faculty members yesterday
voted to reject the revised "Railton
Proposal" for a student graduation
requirement on race, ethnicity, and
The faculty voted down the pro-
posal, 140-120, during the faculty
Philosophy Prof. Peter Railton,
who first proposed the graduation
requirement to the faculty early last
month, said, "I was struck by the
closeness of the vote and heartened
by the debate. The vote seemed to
demonstrate the faculty's substantial
interest in curriculum innovation and
sends the message to the University
that the LSA faculty is prepared to
think seriously about some curricu-
lum representation of these issues."
Railton said he was pleased with
the support voiced by faculty who
are currently teaching courses in the
areas of race, ethnicity, and racism.
For example, Psychology Prof.
Pat Gurin, who teaches "Ethnic and
Gender Consciousness" in the
BY DONNA IADIPAOLO
Immediately after rejecting a pro-
posal for a graduation requirement on
race, ethnicity, and racism, the LSA
faculty yesterday adopted a motion
asking the curriculum committee to
study the issue and report back to the
faculty next fall.
The defeated proposal was intro-
duced by Philosophy Prof. Peter
The "Executive Committee Pro-
posal," a second proposal also call-
ing for a graduation requirement
about racism, never came up for a
History Prof. Rebecca Scott pro-
posed the impromptu motion
immediately following the "Railton
Proposal" vote, which failed, 140-
See LSA, Page 3
See Class, Page 3
...votes for course
with :03 give
BY ADAM SCHRAGER
SPECIAL TO THE DAILY
SEATTLE - Rumeal Rob-
inson's two foul shots with three
seconds remaining in overtime
propelled the Michigan Wolverines
to their first basketball national
championship in the school's
history, 80-79, over Seton Hall.
It was deja vu for Robinson as he
went to the foul line with the
opportunity to tie and perhaps put
the Wolverines ahead. Robinson had
seen the exact situation against
Wisconsin earlier this season and
missed his shot in the Badger's
After a John Morton miss with
10 seconds left, Glen Rice rebounded
and passed the ball to Robinson. He
proceeded to drive the length of the
court before being fouled in the lane
by the Pirates' Gerald Greene.
"The call could have gone either
way," Greene said. "The referee made
his decision so I'm not going to
"I tried to cut him off and I
thought that I was in pretty good
position to draw the offensive foul,
but obviously the referee didn't see it
Michigan forward Loy Vaught
said: "I knew he was going to make
them. And when he did a chill went
down my spine.
"This is a thing that you dream of
and you never really expect to
happen. I am blessed to be with 14
great teammates and a terrific
coaching staff. I am so proud of
them all that I cannot put it into
words. Mills, give me a kleenex."
The future of interim coach Steve
Fisher remains a mystery as Athletic
Director Bo Schembechler refused to
give any comment on the situation.
"It's a great win, I can guarantee
you that," Schembechler said.
"When we started the tournament, I
knew we could do this. Don't worry
about the coaching situation,
everything will be all right."
The win gave Fisher more
tournament victories in one season
(6) than ex-coach Bill Frieder had in
his nine years (5). At the end of the
game, Fisher could not contain
himself and hugged every one of his
"I proudly except this award,"
screamed an ecstatic Fisher as he was
handed the national trophy, "on
behalf of my 15 players, the fans
that are here, and all of Ann Arbor."
The game swayed back and forth
during the final minutes of
regulation as Morton, who scored a
game-high 35 points, 25 in the
second half, tallied six straight
points to give the Hall the lead at
66-65 with 2:38 to play.
With 1:03 left, Rice hit a three
pointer, his fifth of the game, to
give the Wolverines the lead again at
69-68. That shot gave Rice the all-
time Big Ten career scoring record
with 2,441 points, surpassing
former Michigan star Mike McGee.
Sean Higgins hit both ends of a
one and one to put Michigan up by
three, but Morton countered with a
game-tying three pointer with only
23 seconds left in regulation play.
Michigan called time-out and set
a play for Rice to take a three
pointer. The tournament MVP, who
also broke the NCAA tournament
scoring record held by Bill Bradley
missed a 20-foot turnaround with
two seconds left, sending the game
See Rumeal clutches, Page 9
Just another day at the
office Blue wins title
SEATTLE - Last night was no big deal. Just like any other game the
band came out to warm up and the players shot around while fans entered the
arena. Kirk Taylor filled in interested bystandsers about his rehabitation frm
knee surgery while Eric Rile'y talked a bout being red-shirted for the season.
The University president made his second appearance of the season at a
basketball game (the first being Saturday) and the athletic director took his
But something was different.
Michigan was vying for its first national championship since the
gymnastics team brought one home17 years ago.
Glen Rice was aiming to set both the all-time big ten and NCAA
tounement scoring record,.
And Steve Fisher was hoping for a permenent job.
For the first half, the Wolverines looked to please everyone except for
some hostile Pirates.
But still the athletic director remained in his seat.
See ...another night, Page 9
Michigan forward Glen Rice defends against Seton Hall's Andrew Gaze and held him to five points in the
game while scoring 31 himself as the Wolverines beat Seton Hall in the NCAA championship game by the
score of 80-79. Rice broke Bill Bradley's 24-year old NCAA tournament scoring record with a total of 184
points and was named the NCAA tournament MVP.
Republicans gain seat in council; Jernigan wins again
Winners of '89 city elections
BY NOAH FINKEL AND
The Republicans won an
additional seat on the Ann Arbor
City Council yesterday, while
Republican incumbent mayor Gerald
Jernigan easily won re-election.
But other things seemed more
important at the Republican's
"Right now the (Michigan
basketball) game is more important.
The winning (for mayor) is over,"
said a delighted Jernigan.
Jernigan soundly beat Democrat
Ray Clevenger, 9395 to 7403.
The Republicans now hold a 7-4
majority on council, as they took a
Fifth Ward seat from the Democrats.
On the ballot questions, a parks
tax renewal was easily approved, but
a rollback of the Headlee tax
limitation amendment was
"We did at least what we wanted
to do - raise the issues that had to
be raised," Clevenger said. "The
attitude in City Hall is bad. The
campaign brought out the fact that
thev're nnt dnina their inh "
on the ballot. Proponents argued that
the rollback would help ease the
city's defict problem.
"It was a setback in financial
stability," said re-elected
councilmember Jerry Schleicher (R-
Fourth Ward). He said the city has
wanted the council "to tighten the
Democrat Jesse Levine, an LSA
senior, a candidate in the Second
Ward, was defeated by incumbent
Republican Terry Martin, 2136 to
"We raised some issues such as
the hudiet and nlid wate dinrcal
Gerald Jernigan (R)
Raymond Clevenger (D)
Ann Marie Coleman (D)
...wins mayoral election
Terry Martin (R)
Jesse Levine (D)
Nelson Meade (D)
Donna Richter (R)
Jerry Schleicher (R)
Chris Kolb (D)
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