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ARTS

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SPORTS
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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C, No. 40 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Tuesday, October 31, 1989

Four parties to
vie for assembly

Jacoby to be

Radcliffe

VP

seats In
by Josh Mitnick
Daily MSA Reporter
Fifty-eight students will contend
for 22 seats on the Michigan Student
Assembly in this year's fall elec-
tions Nov. 29 and 30.
The Conservative Coalition and
the newly formed Choice party have
the largest slates, with enough can-
didates to vie for every position.
Two smaller parties, each with less
than five candidates - the Aboli-
tionist party and and the New Direc-
tion party - have also registered.
The LSA positions look to be
the most hotly contested seats, with
36 student vying for nine spots.
Both the Conservative Coalition and
Choice have full slates for these po-
sitions. Those candidates will com-
pete with 13, independents, three
Abolitionists and two members of
the New Direction party.
MSA Rackham rep. Corey Dol-
gan, who will be running for re-elec-
tion with the Choice party, said his
group has a two-fold agenda. Choice
will take both a pro-active stance to
establish a sense of democracy on
campus, and a reactionary stance to
ensure that gains made in the fight
against racism, sexism and homo-
phobia aren't lost, he said.
Dolgan said Choice would op-

election
pose the Conservative Coalition. "It
is clear the the Conservative
Coalition's agenda is to limit
progressive movements to limit the
issues students can work on."
LSA rep. Jeff Johnson, the cam-
paign coordinator for the Conserva-
tive Coalition, said he was confident
that the party would continue its
winning ways. Last spring, the
Conservative Coalition candidate,
Aaron Williams captured the presi-
dency and six other party candidates
joined the assembly.
Johnson said his party would
stress the same issues as last year,
such as pushing for a responsible
assembly and keeping students'
money on campus. "Students want
MSA to focus on campus interests,"
he said.
Abolitionist party candidate Jesse
Walker, an LSA sophomore, said the
party would again support radical re-
forms for the assembly such as abol-
ishing the recognition process, vol-
untary assembly membership, and
non-mandatory student funding.
"We're trying to abolish MSA's
coercive power to interfere with stu-
dent rights and activities," Walker
said.
Student constituents will also
See MSA, page 2

Top 'U' administrators making
Radcliffe 'Michigan of the East'

by Noah Finkel
Daily Administration Reporter
Michigan students have often
called Harvard "The Michigan of the
East," but its sister-school Radcliffe
College may now be more deserving
of the title.
Radcliffe College President Linda
Wilson, Vice President for Research
at the University until this year, ap-
pointed Robin Jacoby as Radcliffe's
vice president for college relations.
Jacoby is currently a senior assis-
tant to University President James
Duderstadt and a lecturer in the His-
tory department.
She will assume the newly-cre-
ated position Jan. 1.
Jacoby said the vice president po-
sition is a new one fulfilling two
separate but related functions, she
will be:
-"another person beside the Presi-
dent thinking about and speaking
about the college as a whole" and do-
ing strategic planning, and
.in charge of "college relations,"
bringing together development,
alumni affairs, and public relations
under her office.
Jacoby, who received her PhD in

history from Harvard, added that she
will concentrate on providing special
services for women undergraduates at
Harvard and Radcliffe and make spe-
cial use of Radcliffe's research cen-
ters run "by and about women" for
the undergraduates.
Jacoby, who started the Univer-
sity of Michigan's women's history
program, said she wants to make
"Radcliffe a national voice on
women's issues."
"This feels like a special oppor-
tunity for me," she said. "It allows
me to take my long-standing interest
in women's issues" and combine it
with my administrative skills, she
said.
"Radcliffe has played a very spe-
cial role in the development of edu-
cational opportunities for women,
and I look forward to working with
Radcliffe students, alumni, staff, and
friends to further extend the opportu-
nities for women in American soci-
ety," Jacoby said.
University President James Dud-
erstadt said Jacoby will be sorely
missed here.
See JACOBY, page 2

Al' PHOTO
Flag burningA
An unidentified man is grabbed by Capitol Hill police yesterday on the
central steps of the Capitol as he burns an American flag yesterday. Four
people chanting "burn , baby, burn," torched three American flags in a
bid to test the new federal law protecting the national symbol from
desecration. All four were arrested were arrested by Capitol Police.

Nation's hospital

by Donna Woodwell
Daily Staff Writer
Issues arising in the contract ne-
gotiations between the nurses and
the hospital "are similar across the
country," said Deborah Stoll,
spokesperson for the University of
Michigan Professional Nurses
Council.
Hospitals around the country are
reporting about a seven percent va-
cancy rate in their full time posi-
tions for registered nurses, and the
University of Michigan Medical
Center is no exception.
The shortage appears to be a re-
sult of the changing demographics in
American society. Vi Barkausas, As-
sociate Dean of Administration for
the University of Michigan School
of Nursing, said "the overall number
of individuals in nursing has not de-
clined," but demand has increased be-
cause more patients are being hospi-
talized for longer periods because of
Police
crush
Moscow
vigil
MOSCOW (AP) - Helmeted
riot police wielding truncheons re-
peatedly charged and clubbed demon-
strators last night after a candlelight
vigil outside KGB headquarters. The
vigil was held in memory of Stalin's
victims. Scores of protesters were
knocked to the ground, beaten and
dragged into police buses.
About 40 people were detained,
the official Tass news agency said,
in what was the harshest crackdown
on protesters in Moscow in more
than a year. Tass said the protesters
were "trying to create as much dis-
ruption as possible, to display anti-

serious illnesses.
In recent years, fewer students
have been choosing nursing as a ca-
reer. The American Association of
Colleges of Nursing surveyed 399 4-
year baccalaureate nursing programs,
who reported a 28 percent decline in
enrollment between 1983 and 1988.
One reason for this is that nurs-
ing has been traditionally viewed as
a "woman's profession." Currently
97 percent of all registered nurses are
women.
With many more opportunities
now open to women, Barkausas said
"bright women are being actively
sought by other professions."
Women are being "wooed" by the
higher pay and greater room for ad-
vancement in law firms and other
corporations, she added.
Federal and state governments
have cut funding for college nursing
programs, forcing teaching staff re-
ductions and program closings.

S struggl
Since government grants to nursing
students have also decreased, it has
become increasingly difficult to af-
ford four-year baccalaureate nursing
programs offered by larger institu-i
tions such as the University of
Michigan.r
Historically there have been threer
levels of basic nursing education: as-1

sociate<
program
year di
through

with nursing sh
degrees through two-year nurses groups that students were be- sai
s at junior colleges, three- ing used by hospitals as a labor pool am
ploma programs offered for clerical and other miscellaneous bro
hospital schools, and the tasks, instead of being treated like

ortage
d, "the increasing level of acuity
ong patients requires a need for a
Bader scientific base."
The entire issue of the level of
ucation needed for nurses working
certain areas of the profession has
en a subject of debate for hospital
ministrations and within the nurs-
See NURSES, page 2

four-year baccalaureate degree.
In recent years, however, the
diploma schools have been phased
out in response to allegations raised
by both hospital administrations and

students.
Due to developments in medical
technology, many hospitals are
opening more positions for the bac-
calaureate prepared nurses. Barkausas

edu
in
be
adu

Nurses and hospital finish

by Donna Woodwell
Daily Staff Writer
The University of Michigan Professional
Nurses Council (UMPNC) and the University
Medical Center completed their court-mandated
"fact-finding" sessions late Sunday afternoon.
Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge
Melinda Morris ordered the two sides to go
through a fact finding mission last August as
part of her ruling that ended the 13-day nurses'
strike. Morris awarded the injunction in response
to the hospital's claim that patients were being
harmed by the strike.

Fact-finder Barry Brown, a prof
mediary, said his review may take
weeks. Brown will be examining
well as the session exhibits and t
fore making his contract recomme
lic. Brown gave no indication ofv
sion will be.
Both sides presented evidence o
sickness and injury, holidays, rel
economics. The session ended w
making final summation statement
Toni Shears, hospital informati
"the recommendations are not bin

fact-finding sessions
fessional inter- retically either side could reject them." She added,
as long as six "after the amount of work which has been done, I
his notes, as would like to think that that won't happen."
ranscripts, be- She declined to speculate about possible out-
ndations pub- comes: "We'll see what happens."
what his deci- Margo Barron, council chairperson, said,
"both sides had every opportunity to present evi-
n the issues of dence, but I can't (know how well we did) until
ease time and we read the recommendations."
ith both sides Barron said no further sessions of unmediated
s. negotiations are scheduled before Brown presents
an officer, said his findings. She said, however, that the
ding, so theo- See-FACTS, page 2

High Court hears
Detroit JOA case

WASHINGTON (AP) - A critic of the
proposed partial merger of Detroit's two daily
newspapers told the Supreme Court yesterday
that permitting the move would be "a terrific
incentive for monopoly" conduct.
But a lawyer for the Bush administration,
defending former Attorney General Edwin
Meese's approval of the joint operating agree-
ment, said such mergers are needed to protect
the dwindling number of two-newspaper cities
in America.
Elsewhere, an investor group offered to buy
the Detroit Free Press for $68 million from
Knight-Ridder Inc., which has said it will sell
or shut down the paper if the joint operating
agreement with the Gannett Co. Inc.-owned
Detroit News is overturned.
The high court heard 60 minutes of argu-
ments over the partial merger and is expected
to announce a decision by July.
William Schultz, representing a group of
Michigan readers and advertisers who oppose
the joint agreement, said both newspapers are

ment said the partial mergers are aimed at
"preserving two or more editorial voices" in ci-
ties that otherwise might become one-newspa-
per towns.
The federal Newspaper Preservation Act of
1970 authorizes the attorney general to give fi-
nancially failing newspapers and exemption
from federal antitrust laws.
The Free Press and News have agreed to
combine their business, advertising and produc-
tion departments but maintain separate news
and editorial staffs.
They put off the partial merger pending the
high court's ruling on whether Meese improp-
erly approved the deal in August 1988.
The Free Press lost $10 million a year be-
tween 1981 and 1986. The News lost $50 mil-
lion in the same period.
Gannett is the nation's largest newspaper
publishing group and Knight-Ridder is second.
Justice John Stevens aggressively ques-
tioned Merrill's arguments that approving the

Underwater winner
Diver Joni Hunter shows off he jack-o-lantern she carved while sitting on the bottom of
Gull Lake near Battle Creek. She was one of several divers competing in an underwater
pumpkin carving contest sponsored by a local dive shop. Hunter won the contest.
Town goes batty for Halloween

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