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Fraternity poster barred from

The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 30, 1990 - Page 3

by Diane Cook
Daily Women's Issues Reporter
When Residential College Senior
Monica Siewart approached the doors
*of the Modern Languages Building, a
poster with a photo of a man gazing
out a window caught her eye. In the
dialogue, the man reminisced about a
great party the night before. He
couldn't remember if the phone
number he got was from "the blond,
the redhead, or the one with the sexy
voice. God what a voice," the cap-
tion read.
Siewart said she found the poster
*sexist and ripped it down. When she
took it to a trash can, she found

about ten others near the brim of the
"I debated whether or not I should
take it down. I thought it was so of-
fensive, (that) I put it in the garbage,
which was already full of them,"
Siewart said.
Siewart said she called the Inter-
fraternity Council to complain. An
alumnus who answered the phone
said they had debated running the
poster, but the fraternity who posted
it, Delta Upsilon, decided it was not
sexist, she said.
Housing officials agreed with

Siewart and refused to allow the fra-
ternity to put up the poster.
Although Assistant Director of
Housing Education Alan Levy would
not disclose which residence hall di-
rector made the decision, he said the
director viewed the poster as a viola-
tion of the University's interim anti-
harrassment policy.
"I find it extremely offensive.
The fact that it was slick and done
by an ad agency made it even
worse," said Levy. "It's a perfect ex-
ample of the image portrayed of
women in advertising."

Tom Richards, president of Delta
Upsilon, said the poster was not of-
fensive because "people do that
(exchange phone numbers) all the
Richards said the Housing De-
partment barred the poster from one
of the residence halls because the di-
rector found it "offensive."
"I think it's an issue of censor-
ship," Richards said.
Levy said the housing office
takes an educational angle with such
incidents, stressing the reasons why

they deem such a poster offensive.
The housing offices' current guide-
lines for posting require that the
posters "be in good taste" and do not

gender, sexual orientation, or reli-
He said interpretation of the ac-
ceptability of the posters is at the

'I find it extremely offensive. The fact that it
was slick and done by an ad agency made it
even worse. It's a perfect example of the
image portrayed of women in advertising.'
-Alan Levy
Assistant Director of Housing Education
promote the use of alcohol or discretion of the directors of each res-
"denigrate individuals based on race, idence hall.

Task force to study minority
retention, recruitment at 'U'
by Mark Katz
Daily Minority Issues Reporter

K I\c'4 - - .I LLtH/I8Iy
Is that pen a phallic symbol?
In a classic case of the super ego dominating the impulsive id first-year LSA student Jon Carlson signs up for some
mandatory psychology experiments. Carlson unfortunately was too late to get in on the experiment testing the
effect of watching the Beverly Hillbillies on one's ability to perform simple spatial reasoning.

The University announced yester-
day the formation of a task force to
explore minority student recruitment
and retention.
The Commission on Student Re-
cruitment and Graduation will con-
sist of 24 staff, faculty members,
and deans from different schools.
Currently Black enrollment at the
University is 6.5 percent. Blacks
make up 10 percent of college-bound
students in the state. All minority
groups, except Asian Americans,
have a higher dropout rate than
The task force will be divided
into two committees. One will ex-
amine University policy issues, the
other will establish the strategies and
tactics to execute the policy.
Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Charles Vest, who
will chair the committee on policy
Police Sergeant Alan Hartwig. The
University Towers resident was al-
legedly having a dispute with a
friend of his who had been staying
with him.
A verbal argument followed the
resident's attempt to evict his friend
by placing the latter's personal be-
longings into the hall. The friend
then pulled a handgun from his
jacket and pointed it at the resident's
head, police reports said.
No shots were fired and no in-
juries were reported, Hartwig added.
By the time the police arrived, the
assailant had taken his belongings
and fled the building. Building resi-
dents have complained of similar
disturbances from the same
apartment in the past, police reports
also noted.
by Mike Sobel

issues, originally announced inten-
tions to put together a task force last
Vest said while most task forces
at the University are "primarily
aimed at studying (problems) and
making recommendations, we're try-
ing to put something together that
will have an action-oriented agenda."
"All the schools are doing differ-
ent things (for minority recruitment
and retention). No one has actually
sat down and said what works and
what doesn't work," said Office of
Minority Affairs Director John Mat-
lock, who co-chairs the strategies
committee with Assistant Vice Pres-
ident for Academic Affairs Robert
United Coalition Against Racism
member Tracye Matthews expressed
concern about the absence of student
representation on the task force. "It
would seem only logical that if
you're trying to keep students of

color (at the University), you would
ask them what to do," she said.
UCAR, the University of Michi-
gan Asian Student Coalition, the
Socially Active Latino Student As-
sociation, the Puerto Rican Student
Association, the Minority Organiza-
tion of Rackham, and the Black
Greek Association will meet with
administrators from different offices
today to demand that a separate office
for minority retention be established.
"There needs to be more than a
task force," Matthews said. "There
has to be a serious, long-term insti-
tutional commitment to address
these issues."
However, Matlock said the
Commission will have the ability to
address and change institutional poli-
cies that hinder the recruitment and
retention of minority students. "The
commission (will have the author-
ity) to implement strategies for get-
ting the job done," he said.

Student shoves
officer following
*Burger King brawl
Police arrested an 18-year-old Al-
ice Lloyd resident early Sunday after
the youth shoved aside an Ann Arbor
police officer during an attempt to
assault several Ann Arbor youths,
police reports said.
The student and some friends al-
legedly got into a fight with a group
of youths at the Burger King on E.
Liberty St. earlier in the evening.
Around 2 a.m., the student, ac-
companied by his friends, approached
Ann Arbor Staff Sergeant Henry
Jinkerson on State St..in front of
Angell Hall.
The student began shouting that
* BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -
Drug traffickers gave up 2,200
pounds of dynamite yesterday and
said they had kidnapped a diplomat
who was the Colombian consul in
Miami for 18 years.
A statement delivered to the RCN
radio network said Roberto Garci-
Pena, Colombia's consul to Miami
since 1988, was abducted Friday and

M -" ME
the occupants of a car, which Jinker-
son had stopped, were the ones who
had beaten him earlier. When Jinker-
son tried to keep the student and his
friends from approaching the vehicle,
the student shoved the officer, police
reports said.
Jinkerson and several other offi-
cers restrained the student, took him
into custody and booked him on
charges of hindering and obstructing
a police officer, the reports added.
The student, whose arraignment
date is set for Feb. 13, was released
on bond. Police are pursuing an in-

vestigation of the initial incident,
Sergeant Alan Hartwig said.
U. Tower resident
pulls gun on friend
A resident of University Towers
on South University Ave. was
threatened with a gun last Thursday
night, police reports said.
Just before midnight Thursday,
police received reports of a distur-
bance on the ninth floor of the
apartment building said Ann Arbor

traffickers surrender dynamite

would be freed today with a peace
message for President Virgilio
A bus loaded with dynamite was
found in Medellin, the northwestern
city and leading center of the drug
trade. The traffickers telephoned re-
porters and said they were turning
over the explosives to show sincer-
ity in offering to end a five-month-

old war that cost at least 209 lives.
Since Barco declared war on the
cocaine gangs August 18 following
the assassination of a leading presi-
dential candidate, drug dealers have
carried out 262 bombings and other
terrorist acts.
Colombia is plagued by guerrilla
violence, with rebels ambushing an
army patrol Sunday, killing five sol-
diers and wounding seven. The attack
occurred near Mesetas, 80 miles
southeast of Bogota, and two gueril-
las of the Colombian Revolutionary
Armed Forces group also died, the
army said.
There are six insurgent groups in
Colombia and so far this year
guerrilla violence has killed 24 po-
licemen, 12 soldiers and 19 guerril-

In a news release, Medellin police
said the dynamite found in the bus
yesterday was not connected to deto-
Also in the bus was a statement
saying the traffickers would continue
giving up explosives. It was signed
the Extraditables, the name adopted
by drug dealers trying to force the
government to abandon extradition
of Colombian suspects to the United
The statement accused the na-
tional anti-narcotics police of torture
and murder and claimed, without giv-
ing details, the police had murdered
10 men arrested on suspicion of be-
ing hired killers.

Perles protest'
Michigan State University graduate student Dennis Martell urges a
group of students yesterday to protest the recent decision to give
football Coach George Perles a dual role as athletic director.

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Dept. of Recreational Sports
Caving Trip - 7 p.m. in the
NCRB Conference Rm.
LaGROC - The Lesbian and Gay
Males' Rights Organizing Com-
mittee meets at 7:30 p.m. in
Union 3000; 7 p.m. to set agenda
Asian American Women's
Journal - 5 p.m. in the Afro-
American Lounge of South Quad
Recycle UM - mass meeting
from 8-9 p.m. in 1040 DANA
Student Struggle for Oppressed
Jewry - mass meeting at 6:30 in
Women's Club Lacrosse - 4-6
p.m. at the Coliseum (5th. and
Iranian Student Cultural Club
- the non-political, non-religious
group meets at 7:45 in the League
"Malcolm X and the Islamic
Movement in the U.S." - Iman
Jamil Al-amin (formerly 1960s
civil rights activist H. Rap

stitute Fellow Keith Morrison
will discuss the affect of patronage
on museum collections; coffee and
tea provided
"The Puerto Rican Plebiscite
and the Struggle Against Colo-
nialism" -Prof. John Vander-
meer speaks at 7:30 in the Guild
ECB Peer Writing Tutors -
available for help from 7-11 p.m.
at the Angell and 611 Church St.
computing centers
Spark Revolutionary History
Series - "The Lost Revolution:
Germany 1918-1923"; 7-8 pm. in
MLB B122
Safewalk - the night-time safety.
walking service runs form 8pm-
1:30am in Rm. 102 UGLi or call
Northwalk - the north-campus
night-time walking service runs
from 8pm-1:30am in Bursley
2333, or call 763-WALK
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Programs - Introduction to

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