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OPINION

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ARTS

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SPORTS

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Answers to yesterday's quiz

American Ophuls

Wolverine swimmers to take on #1 Stanford

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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom

Vol. C, No. 70

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, January 12, 1990

Cpyright 1994

Duderstadt names

Swain interim

VP

by Noelle Vance
Daily Administration Reporter
The appointment of associate
vice president for academic affairs
Mary Ann Swain to an interim posi-
tion in the Office of Student Services
will allow University officials to
evaluate the position for future
changes.
Swain, who has served in her
current position since 1983, will be
recommended as interim vice
president for student services by
University President James
Duderstadt at the Board of Regents
meeting next week.
If approved by the regents, Swain
will assume the two-year position
March 1, replacing current Vice
President for Student Services Henry
Johnson. Johnson will then leave the
position to become the University's
first vice president for community
affairs.
Swain will continue to hold her
current position which will allow her
to evaluate the Offices of Academic
Affairs and Student Services for fu-
week

ture changes, said Director of Uni-
versity Relations Walt Harrison.
"She will be in a unique position

Planning and Placement, Health
Service, Counseling Services, Mi-
nority Student Services, Services for
Students with Disabilities, the Stu-
dent Information Service, and the
Michigan Union/Student Programs.
Some have said academic ser-
vices and student services ought to
be combined, Harrison said. The two
areas are so interrelated that they
often make decisions on similar is-
sues, but when two different people
are in control and neither reports to
the other, neither service is as effi-
cient as it could be, Harrison ex-
plained.
"One of the charges for me in this
appointment is to ask questions as to
what's the best way to organize (the
positions)," Swain said.
During her appointment, Swain
- as associate vice president for
academic services - will report to
Vice President for Academic Affairs
and Provost Charles Vest, and - as
an interim executive officer - to
Duderstadt.
See VP, page 2

Swain

JOSE JUAREZ/Daily
Books galore
Lisa Randon, an LSA Senior, fills out a form at the Student Book Exchange inside the Michigan League
where students hope to buy or sell for better prices than the local book stores.

to evaluate if the positions should be
combined, or if (the administration)
wants the title and the job," he said.
_ The Vice President for Student
Services deals directly with the Of-
fice of Student Housing, Career

MLK Day

See story, page 3.
events span

Commemorative symposium to feature over 70 programs

by- Mark Katz
Daily Minority Issues Reporter
This year's Dr. Martin Luthert
King, Jr. Day celebration at Michi-
gan, sponsored by the Office of Mi-
nority Affairs in conjunction with
the student-organized Commemora-
tion of a Dream Committee, drops
the "Diversity Day" name and fea-
tures a week-long program of more
than 70 events.
The commemorative symposium
began last night with a candlelight
memorial service at the Trotter
House and continues with events
throughout the weekend and next
week. All classes will be cancelled
Monday so students can participate
in scheduled activities during the

day.
The celebration features the same
general format as last year, offering
campus-wide activities and panel dis-
cussions involving various colleges
and departments at the University.
The celebration, in its second
year at the University of Michigan,
is entitled, "King's Legacy: Our Un-
finished Agenda." Last year's theme,
"Diversity Day," was highly criti-
cized by some students, who said the
title detracted from the main point of
the day - to honor the life of King
and the civil rights movement.
"We wanted to reflect the true day
and try to give emphasis to the life
and the legacy of Martin Luther
King," Vice Provost of Minority Af-

fairs Charles Moody said. However,
he emphasized that people will still
be looking at the diversity aspect of
the day.
The actual MLK day, Monday,
will commence with a keynote ad-
dress Sunday night by Carrie Saxon
Perry, mayor of Hartford, Conneti-
cut. Perry is replacing previously
scheduled speaker author Maya An-
gelou, who cancelled to complete
taping of a television show.
Monday's main activities will in-
clude the Annual Unity March cul-
minating with a rally at the Diag.
The day's events will close with an
address from the Rev. Dr. Joseph
Lowery, the president and co-founder
of the Southern Christian Leadership

Conference.
The commemoration also features
a program put on by the Institute for
Social Research titled, "Talking
About the Right Things." Participat-
ing students will view the movie,
"Do the Right Thing," with a part-
ner of a different racial or ethnic
background, and then reflect on the
film and share ideas about race and
ethnic relations.
UCAR steering committee mem-
ber Lisa Parker said MLK Day is a
chance for people to "reflect upon
the struggle for civil rights and the
struggle to make people of color
first-class .citizens in our society."

Nearly 200 commence celebrations by attending evening vigil

by Mark Katz
Daily Minority Issues Reporter
Nearly 200 people locked hands,
lit commemorative lights, and sang
out an uplifting "We Shall Over-
come" last night at the Trotter
House to begin the weeklong com-
memorative symposium to celebrate
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The fifth annual candlelight
memorial service, sponsored by the
Commemoration of a Dream Com-
mittee, featured an address by Rev-
erend Albert Reed, an activist during
the civil rights movement and cur-
rently a pastor at Trilby United
Methodist Church in Toledo. In addi-
tion, the Michigan Gospel Choir's
songs inspired the crowd.

By honoring and celebrating the
life and legacy of Martin Luther
King, Jr., we are saying "it is possi-
ble for a human being to be born
with color on his skin and make a
change in history," Reed told the
predominantly Black crowd. The cel-
ebration also showed what can po-
tentially be done "in your own
flesh," he added.
Reverend Reed urged students to
come together and pursue their goals
together. "(King's dream) is about
encouragement and unity," he said.
"It calls for inclusiveness. It was a
dream of collectiveness."
"We must get over the idea that
those of us who are Black are the
only people of color in the world,"

Reed urged. "Racism has a way of
dissecting color in skin. When one
person of color suffers, all persons
of color suffer."
He warned that racism is on the
rise by citing the recent election of
white supremacist Louisiana Sen.
David Duke and the recent Boston
murder case in which Charles Stuart
murdered his pregnant wife and
blamed the shootings on a Black
man. Stuart later committed suicide.
Reed's encouragement extended to
the academic arena, where he urged
students to "never miss an opportu-
nity to grow and be the best you can
be."
The chair of the event; LSA ju-
nior Tracy Boyce, said the service set

the tone for the weeklong commem-
oration. "It gets people in the mood
to reflect upon the meaning of the
civil rights movement, and shows
what you can do yourself to make
positive changes as far as civil rights
are concerned."
Anthony Gilliam, a first-year
LSA student attending his first Uni-
versity MLK Day event, said he
came to see how people at the Uni-
versity plan to keep King's dream
alive.
"We've got to get more people to
realize what the dream is all about,"
he said. "The dream is not just for
Blacks - it's for all minorities and
all people."

Endless lines
CRISP lines are still long even on the first day of classes as students
rush to drop and add classes.

Gorbachev tries to
sooth Lithuanians

Governor's state speech
'encourages' Duderstadt

VILNIUS, USSR (AP) - Presi-
dent Mikhail Gorbachev assured in-
dependence-seeking Lithuanians yes-
terday that they would have a say in
their republic's future, but he cau-
tioned that a confrontation with
Moscow could lead to tragedy.
An estimated 300,000 Lithuani-
ans defied the visiting Gorbachev by
jamming central Vilnius yesterday
evening in a candlelight demonstra-

nized to date.
"I am for self-determination all
the way to secession from the Soviet
Union," Gorbachev told a meeting of
Lithuanian intellectuals. Gorbachev
appeared to be saying that although
he vigorously opposes such a move,
he understands it could be a possibil-
ity.
"Sovereignty is a natural desire,
but in the framework of a federa-

by Christine Kloostra
Daily Government Reporter
Despite Michigan legislators' ex-
pectations of minimal state budget
increases, University President
James Duderstadt reacted favorably to
the plans outlined in Governor
James Blanchard's State of the State
Address Wednesday night.

are funds for building or renovating
facilities.
"I'm very encouraged by his ini-
tiative to fund badly needed facilities
for Michigan's universities. This is
an important step in building the in-
frastructure we need to educate stu-
dents and produce research that will
build a prosperous future for every

terday.
Kosteva, however, is pessimistic
in his outlook for substantial budget
increases for the state's universities.
He said the legislature will most
likely "maintain the status quo in
state spending."
"The most optimistic (increase)
for any budget, including higher edu-

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