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Faculty, students
wine and dine

The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 24, 1989 - Page 5
Ann- Arbor rapist
gets 5 life terms

by Taraneh Shafil
Daily Faculty Reporter
If your professor could be one of
the Seven Dwarfs which one would
they be and why?
Last night residents of West
Quad, Betsy Barbour, and Helen
Newberry (WQBN) had the opportu-
nity to find out the answer to this
question and many more as part of
"U of M Personally: An Evening for
Faculty and Students."
The program was designed by the
WQBN residence staffs to encourage
non-academic relations between fac-
ulty and students.
"We want students and faculty to
feel free to talk to each other as peo-
ple," said Patti Carey, LSA senior
and West Quad resident advisor.
LSA Dean Edie Goldenberg ad-
dressed the 36 invited faculty and 90
randomly-selected students from the
residence halls in West Quad's cafe-
teria: "I hope tonight's event is a
beginning of something new."
She said she hopes to see the
program expand to include other res-
idence halls in the future.
In fact, inviting professors over
to dinner is not that hard. There is a
little known University policy that
*allows any student living in a resi-

dence hall to invite a professor over
for a free meal, according to resident
advisors.
The second half of the program
was open to all WQBN residents.
After dinner the faculty and students
broke up into four groups to get to
know each other better. Together
faculty and students stood up and
sang, "A Boom Chick-a-Boom!"
Next followed Microlab, an activ-
ity that involves answering ques-
tions ranging from "What is your as-
trological sign?" to "Would you de-
scribe your life as a station wagon,
pick-up truck, or sports car, and
why?"
"What we wanted to do was
something big that brought everyone
on the same level," said LSA senior
Jennifer Lerner, a coordinator of the
program. We wanted the faculty to
"come learn about what we do here
in our multi-cultural living envi-
ronment."
The program "was very per-
sonal," said LSA first-year student
Susan Steinkraus. "This experience
let you learn a little bit more about
individual professors."
LSA sophomore Chris Maeso
agreed, "It was the first chance I had
to talk to a professor one on one."

by Karen Akerlof
Daily Staff Writer
Six years after Harrison Johnson
Jr. raped and robbed two University
of Michigan students in their Long-
shore Dr. townhouse, he has been
sentenced to five life terms in
prison. Circuit Court Judge William
F. Ager handed down the ruling last
Friday.
Johnson was indicted on two
counts of armed robbery, three
counts of criminal sexual conduct,
and one count of breaking and enter-
ing to commit criminal sexual con-
duct.
Police identified Johnson as the
perpetrator of the 1983 crimes from
fingerprints taken from him and his
accomplice in a 1988 burglary, for
which they have yet to stand trial.
Johnson's fingerprints were the 64th
set police had compared with the
prints taken from the townhouse in
1983.

Johnson and an accomplice broke.,
into the students' townhouse at ap-
proximately 2:00 am on October 4,
1983. Washtenaw County Assistant
Prosecutor Larry Burgess said one of
the students had just gone to bed
when she heard talking, and at-
tributed the noise to the arrival of
her roommate. The two men attacked
her and then her roommate when she
later arrived.
The two men had a knife, pre-
sumably from the kitchen, Burgess
said. Before leaving, the men took
the women's jewelry and money and
tied them up.
Johnson's alleged accomplice, his
nephew Michael Johnson, has not
yet been tried for the case due to the
disbarment and suspension of his at-
torney. The suspension hindered
Johnson's transfer from the juvenile
court to the circuit court's jurisdic-
tion. Michael Johnson was 15 at the
time of the crime.
which need to be addressed. In order
to stop such things in the future, the
constitution of MSA must be
changed."
Music School Representative
Laura Sankey called Williams' ac-
tions "unethical." She said his ac-
tions could have been interpreted as
campaigning and it shouldn't be the
role of the president to campaign.
Nick Maverick, chair of the Stu-
dents' Rights Commission said the
move was "dirty politics," and added
that it hurt the whole assembly.

John Heidke of the University's Housing Division, Earl Coleman,
Assistant Dean for Minority Affairs, and LSA sophomore Holly Carson get
to know each other at the U of M Personally: An Evening for Faculty and
Students" dinner in the West Quad cafeteria last night.

English lecturer Karis Crawford
said that last night she was able to
feel the ambiance of dorm life, "I

think it gives me some connection
with what goes on (around cam-
pus)."

MSA
Continued from Page 1
Instead of logging on as "Aaron
Williams," Williams used the send-
ing name "President of MSA."
Explaining on MTS why the
commission should be removed, he
said, "The only purpose for the
Peace and Justice Commission is to
work on issues which concern El
Salvador, Nicaragua, or other third
world countries... I cannot justify
these types of actions when there are
so many problems on this campus

'U' to open admissions office in Detroit

by Kristine LaLonde
Daily Administration Reporter
Detroit high school students will
no longer have to travel all the way
to Ann Arbor to meet with Univer-
sity admissions officers.
The University Office of Admis-
sions plans to open a recruitment
And admissions office in downtown
Detroit sometime this school year.
The office - which will be located
in the University-owned Rackham
Building near to the Detroit Institute
of Arts - will be staffed by an ad-
missions counselor and a secretary.

University Admissions Director
Richard Shaw said he hopes the of-
fice will lead to improved minority
recruitment in Detroit high schools.
He said he believes the office will
establish a positive relationship with
the Detroit community.
Shaw said the new office will be
used to improve ties with other De-
troit high schools.
In the past, members of the Black
Student Union have complained that
the University concentrates on re-
cruiting students only from Detroit's
Cass Tech and Renaissance high

schools. Cass and Renaissance are
considered to be among Detroit's
best public high schools.
The Admissions department is
still searching for the new office's
counselor. Shaw said the University
is hoping for a counselor with estab-
lished ties to the Detroit commu-
nity.

No official deadline has been se
for the office's opening.
Delro Harris, chair of the Minor-
ity Affairs Commission, said the of-
fice "sounded like a good idea" but
withheld further comment on its
opening until he has more informa
tion.

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