Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
)ol C, NO. 3 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, September 11, 1989 *Mmgay
by Jen Miller
Daily Staff Writer
A new insurance policy may
soon make the "Animal House" im-
age of fraternities extinct, as they
begin to crack down on serving al-
cohol to minors and uninvited
As of June 1, 31 national frater-
nities are subscribing to a new Risk
Management insurance policy that
stipulates tighter constraints on al-
cohol served at parties and stresses
greater emphasis on other fraternal
aspects of friendship, leadership, and
The new policy, which went into
effect August 1, enables fraternities
to receive liability coverage of up to
$1 million and remain members of
the Fraternity Insurance Purchasing
Group (FIPG), a national insurance
company for fraternities.
"The policy will manage and
minimize our risks to lessen our lia-
bilities," said Adam Dishell, presi-
dent of Michigan's Zeta Beta Tau
The new coverage is an emer-
gency measure designed to address a
twofold problem: alcohol abuse and
See Parties, page 2
on party problems
by Taraneh Shafii
Daily Staff Writer
Last night a crowd made up of over 150
fraternity and sorority members, University
officials, and concerned community members
gathered together at the Michigan Union to
discuss open parties and neighborhood
Among the speakers addressing the audience
were Ann Arbor Mayor Jerry Jernigan, Police
Chief William Corbett, Executive Director
for University Relations Walter Harrison and
Vice President for Student Services Henry
This summer, the city of Ann Arbor passed
an ordinance banning open intoxicants. But
Jernigan said that the law was not aimed
against students, but rather it was passed in
reaction to problems with visitors to the Ann
Arbor Art Fair each year.
"The city is committed to working very
closely with the University and the
University community," he said.
Noise was another major concern voiced by
community members who live near
Dr. Jerry Danoff sympathized with students
wanting the have a volleyball game and a few
beers but added, "we never had the loud open
parties that start at 10:30 pm and don't get
over until 3 or 4 am."
Danhoff recalled people "using the yard as a
urinal." He also said that vandalism increases
substantially when students return in the fall
- car windows are smashed, and plants and
porch furniture are stolen.
Police Chief Corbett offered the Greek
system the support and services of the police
"[Students] are an equal part of the popula-
tion," he said. Unfortunately, a small
minority "tend to party and drink too much
and disregard the rights of others," he added.
Corbett advised fraternities to be cautious
about who they invite to their parties, who
they serve alcohol to and how much noise
"If you can police yourself... then we're not
going to have to come out," he said.
Not only can fraternities and sororities be
served with citations for noise and alcohol,
but they can also expect liability suits if
someone attending the party is injured.
"If they can't sue your fraternity or sorority
they'll sue you individually," warned
Panhellenic Advisor Mary Beth Seiler.
Fraternities and sororities have enjoyed a
great deal of freedom, said Walter Harrison,
but he said, "with freedom comes
responsibility for your actions and those of
The administration began working
See GREEKS, page 2
Neglecting homework already
Mike Zuebkert tries to manuever around Brian Hash (15) in a scrimmage yesterday at
Palmer Field. Their intramural soccer team was practicing for a game this Thursday.
*NAACP speakers call for more changes
By Cheryl Wistrom
Minority students aren't fooled by "Black
faces in high places," said Daniel Holliman, a
University doctoral candidate and assistant to the
vice provost for minority affairs, at last week-
end's state conference of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) held in Ann Arbor.
Rather, Holliman said that more "structural
changes within the institution" of the University
are needed instead of the "cosmetic" changes he
sees taking place.
"80 Years Later: The Struggle Continues"
was the theme of the convention, attended by
about 300 people. That was also the theme of the
national convention held in Detroit in July,
which marked the 80th anniversary of the na-
* tion's oldest and largest civil rights organization.
A common theme stressed by speakers
throughout the conference was the continuing
need for activism in the wake of recent U.S.
Supreme Court decisions negatively affecting the
civil rights movement.
Charles Moody, the University's vice provost
for minority affairs was a keynote speaker at a
luncheon seminar sponsored by the University.
The seminar also featured Michigan Governor
James Blanchard and University President James
Calling the recent supreme court decisions re-
stricting abortion rights and affirmative action an
"ominous trend," Blanchard said that it is "the
only time outside of war when the court took
away rights that were previously granted."
Moody agreed, saying that "the ominous
clouds of the last few years have given us a mes-
sage that people are trying to roll back the
He said that the problems of minorities in ed-
ucation have to be looked at in four dimensions.
Besides increasing the number of minority stu-
dents, attention also has to be paid to the corpo-
rate culture and climate of the University; to the
achievement of faculty and students; and to the
transfer of achievement to equal pay and power.
A panel of administrators representing minor-
ity affairs at seven Michigan colleges and univer-
sities addressed the topic "Racialism: Unrest or
At Rest" following the luncheon.
Holliman, representing the University of
Michigan in the panel discussion, said some
progress for minorities has been made, citing the
creation of the Office for Minority Affairs, with
an annual budget of $22 million and a staff of 22
See NAACP, page 2
Bush may increase military
presence in Peru, Bolivia
WASHINGTON - President
Bush's battle plan for the war on
drugs has a secret section that could
expand the role of the U.S. military,
possibly sending advisers to Peru
and Bolivia, administration officials
Drug czar William Bennett said
President Bush was willing to send
Special Forces advisers to the
Andean countries, but stressed in a
televised interview that the
administration does not intend to
send troops into combat in Latin
As part of his anti-drug efforts,
Bush signed a National Security
Decision Directive outlining the
goals and limits of military
involvement, said another
administration official, speaking on
condition of anonymity.
Bush, in a nationally televised
speech last Tuesday, said $261 mil-
lion in security assistance would be
available to Colombia, Bolivia and
Peru for their anti-drug efforts.
Government agencies will be
working over the next two weeks
drafting detailed plans for the use of
that money, the source said.
Bennett did not discuss details of
the classified effort, but he denied
published reports the administration
intends to send U.S. Special Forces
on drug-fighting missions in combat
zones in the two Andean Mountain
neighbors of Colombia.
See DRUGS, page 5
Lap of luxury
Returning students will be overjoyed by the new Macintosh
computers at the University's new Angell Hall computing center. By
the way, the plants are real. All of them.
Students face challenges of moving in
by Donna Woodwell
The Diag comes alive as
students, both old and new, scurry to
class beneath banners proclaiming:
"Welcome to the University of
Many new students, however,
find it hard to feel welcome when the
closest parking space to their
residence hall they can find is in
When the parents leave,
they're on their own
ceremonial last meal, students are
finally able to shuffle them out of
their rooms and send them on their
way. For a few fleeting moments,
the thought 'free at last' overwhelms
new students as they start their
store remind them of the inescapable
fact that classes are beginning. Soon
they discover that the best
socializing is found standing in
those lines at the bookstore, at the
bank, at the financial aid office, at
with wisdom beyond his years.
Similar advice was echoed during
the incoming student's Convocation,
held September 5th at Hill
Auditorium. Students were
encouraged to display "chutzpah"
when dealing with the faculty.
"Education is not a passive
process," cautioned University
President James Duderstadt. He
suggested that perhaps even "more