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I n Weekend Magazine:

Best of Ann Arbor

leold igan al
Ninety-nine years of editorial/freedom
Vol. IC, No. 134 Ann Arbor, Michigan -- Friday, April 14, 1989 Copyright 1989. The Michigan Daily

Focus on more
than fliers,
students say
University students, asked to suggest ways to deal
with discriminatory fliers on campus, urged ad-
ministrators last night to implement changes
"attacking the root and not the just symptoms of the
That phrase was echoed by many of the 80 partici-
pants in a forum organized by Music School Dean
Paul Boylan, chair of the newly-formed Task Force on
Campus Safety and Security, an 11-member group of
students, faculty, and staff, meeting for the first time
University Provost Charles Vest said the task force
was seeking "specific ideas to prevent people from
getting away with racist actions," such as hotlines,
surveillance, and other "Neighborhood Watch-type
But the students changed the meeting's focus when
they began to criticize the University's history of
dealing with discrimination. Some called the meeting
an effort to avoid institutional change, such as the
racism course requirement voted down by LSA faculty
last week.
"What I hear from the administration are short-term
watchdog measures. That's not how you're going to
affect the minds of the people who commit these acts,"
said University of Michigan Asian Student Coalition
member Jennifer Liu.
Though the meeting generated few answers to
Vest's question - "how to find the people doing
these things" - students aired grievances ranging from
run-ins with campus security officers to the lack of
representatives in the Minority Student Services office.
They cited the University's lack of a sexual orien-
tation clause in its anti-discrimination bylaw, as well
as the lack of a University Korean language program,
as elements "contributing to an environment of dis-
crimination," said Lesbian and Gay Right Organizing
Committee member Brian Durrance.
"ide~hink its fair to say that we never move fast
enough," Vest responded. "However, I think the Uni-
versity has acted in many ways, with many initia-
Michael Brooks, director of Hillel, offered to donate
$200 if other groups would pool money for a reward
for information about the fliers. But students opposed
his plan, calling it the administration's responsibility,
and a "token" solution.
See Fliers, Page 2

Student to be
arraigned today
for NCAA riot

A University student will be ar-
raigned today on a felony charge
stemming from last week's riots on
South University Ave, and Church
Street. The student is one of five
suspects charged with crimes in
connection with the wild celebra-
tions following Michigan's NCAA
basketball tournament victories.
Police Detective Neil Ehnis said a
junior at the University will be ar-
raigned this morning at the 15th
District Court on a felony charge for
allegedly stealing a parking meter
following Michigan's semifinal vic-
tory over Illinois on Saturday, April
1. Ehnis would not issue the stu-
dent's name.
If convicted, the student could
face up to five years in prison and a
$25,000 fine.
Yesterday, George Linart, a stu-
dent at Lawrence Institute of Tech-
nology in Southfield, Mich., was
arraigned for malicious destruction of
property. Ehnis said Linart was seen
Saturday night on a "human pyra-
mid" smashing the street light with
a crutch at the intersection of South
U. and Church.
On Tuesday, Carl Natanson, a cab
driver from Ann Arbor, was ar-
raigned on charges of malicious de-
struction of property. He is accused.
of smashing a window at McDon-
ald's after the championship was
won on Monday, April 3.
Both Linart and Natanson were
released on personal recognizance.
Ehnis said he will bring two oth-
ers into the court for arraignment in
the next week: a construction worker
accused of smashing a window at
Ulrich's Annex on Monday night,

and an unemployed person said to
have broken a window at the Hop In
convenience store the same night.
Ehnis, who will continue to try
to bring suspects into court for ar-
raignment, said citizens who have
brought in photos of rioters .have
helped identify lawbreakers.
Natanson was identified because
one citizen brought in a photo of
him smashing the McDonald's win-
dow, Ehnis said.
Meanwhile, Ann Arbor City At-
torney Bruce Laidlaw said he is still
waiting to hear from WDIV-TV -
which has the only tape of the riots
in which people can be clearly rec-
ognized - on whether or not it will
give the city a copy of the tape to air
on community access TV. The city
wants to air the tape in hopes that
viewers will recognize and report
some of the law breakers.
"I've got what appears to be a
run-around," Laidlaw said.
But he said that WDIV has agreed
to permit some police officers, but
not the public, to come to the TV
station to view the tape.
Rioters did about $78,000 worth
of damage to the area's businesses.
Additionally, about $6,500 worth of
damage was done to public property
and between $4,500 and $5,000 was
spent on overtime for police as-
signed to the scene.
City officials have said they want
to charge the University for damages
to city property and overtime. But
University President James Duder-
stadt said the University will not
Of the five suspects charged so
far, only one is a student.

Sponge bath
LSA first year student Jefferson Ehrlich, a member of Pi Lambda Phi, grimaces as a wet
sponge is thrown towards his face. The sponge toss was organized to raise money for
Ozone House, a local shelter for run-away teen-agers.

Night time march will protest

violence against women

Hundreds of women will march
through the streets of Ann Arbor
tomorrow in a symbolic attempt to
violence against women and chil-
"The streets at night are one of
the places traditionally where women
have felt unsafe," said Elizabeth
Clare of the Ann Arbor Coalition
Against Rape (AACAR), the group
which organizes the annual march.

Clare said about 1,000 are expected
to participate at this year's tenth an-
nual march.
Sexual assaults on the street at
night are only part of the problem
- over 80 percent of all rapes are
committed by an acquaintance, and
50 percent occur in residences. The
name of the march has been changed
this year to "Take Back the Night,
Take Back the Power" to emphasize
this, said Clare.

"It's more than an issue of being
able to walk safely in the streets at
night," said LSA senior and ACAR
member Nadine Nienhuis. "We be-
lieve that violence against women
cannot end until we have control in
all areas of our lives."
The route of the march will pass
sights which are seen as particularly
unsafe, such as the parking structure
by Dooley's bar. Marchers will also
pass the Fleming administration

building to protest the University's
sexual harassment policy, which or-
ganizers say is inadequate, and sev-
eral fraternities to protest date rape.
At 7:30 tomorrow night, partici-
pants will gather at the Federal
building, on Liberty and Fifth Sts.,
for a rally featuring speakers, a self-
defense demonstration, announce-
ment of the losers of the sexism in
advertising contest, and a reading of
the demands of the march.

At nightfall, women will begin
the march while men will participate
in a separate rally. Each year mem-
bers of AACAR have decided to
open the march to women only."It's
a time for women to be feel strength
together. A time to feel safe in the
streets at night," Nienhuis said.
The Men's Outreach Committee
of the Sexual Assault Prevention and
Awareness Center organized the
men's rally to raise men' s aware-

ness of their role in ending violence
against women.
AACAR has focused part of the
march to drawing the connections
between sexism and racism. "Racial
and sexual violence have become in-
tertwined inseparably," Clare said.
Historically, sexual violence has
been used to oppress women of
color, Clare said.

Sociologist illustrates problems
confronting Blacks in athletics

When sports sociologist Harry
Edwards, rose to his full 6-feet eight
inches, 260 pounds, and walked with
the panther-like grace of an ex-ath-
lete to the podium, a noticeable gasp
escaped from Huron High School's
packed assembly hall.
By the time he finished speaking,

he had moved his audience to thun-
derous applause and a standing ova-
tion, one of many he received during
his visit to Ann Arbor last week.
A tenured professor at the
University of California, Berkeley,
as well as a consultant on race rela-
tions for a number of professional
athletic teams, Edwards is now

widely considered a pioneer in the
field of sports sociology. For the
past 20 years, he has lectured on the
connections between politics, educa-
tion, and sports and has produced
five theoretical books and close to
200 articles on race and sports.
See Athletics, Page 2

Green wins rep. seat in
MSA election recount

After a recount, LSA first year
student James Green will replace
LSA sophomore Elisa Golden on the
Michigan Student Assembly. Green,
who originally lost by seven points
to Golden in last month's MSA
election, won by 33 points after a

Williams said that Phillips does not
have the authority to decide whether
there should be a recount.
"Mike has a history of quoting
laws that do not exist," Williams
Green ran under the Conservative
Coalition party, headed by Williams,

Professor Martin Gold speaks on, "Is Racist Speech Free Speech?' last night in the Kuenzel
room of the Union. Other panelists pictured are Attorney Jonathon Rose and director of the


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