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Women swimmers take fourth
consecutive Big 10 title
Wrestlers lose first meet to Indiana
Men's basketball loses to OSU

OPINION
Fight the Code'

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See Charlie Sheen in lederhosen

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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Copyghts 1990
0 Vol. C,'No. 96 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, February 19, 1990 The Michigan Daily

Regents
approve
"housing
rates
by Noelle Vance
Daily Administration Reporter
Rent increases for single student
and family housing residents were
approved by the University's Board
of Regents Friday, but a request to
transfer funding for the Talk to Us
student theater group from student
services to the housing department
was partially denied.
The regents approved a 5.9 per-
cent increase for single student resi-
dence hall rates and a 6.3 percent in-
crease for family housing apartment
rates.
The increase in cost for students
living in a traditional residence hall
-- room and board included - will
range from $178.80 for an economy
double room to $253.32 for a single
room.
Residents in non-traditional halls
- room only --will pay up to ap-
proximately $350 more to live in a
single room.
The increased rates were requested
by the Office of Housing to cover
inflationary costs and the cost of as-
suming partial funding for the resi-
dence hall computing program and
total funding for the residence hall
repertory theater. Both programs
were previously funded by other of-
fices.
See HOUSING, Page 2

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Engineering

dean

named

Stanford professor to bring
'U' space research expertise

JOSH MOORE/Daily
Muddy Waters
Muddy, a brown lab named after legendary blues man Muddy Waters, waits for his owner Jim outside
Schoolkid's Records.

by Noelle Vance
Daily Administration Reporter
Stanford University Professor
Peter Banks will become Michigan's
next engineering dean on July 1.
The University Board of Regents
approved the appointment at its
monthly meeting on Friday.
Banks, a professor of electrical
engineering, director of the Space
Telecommunications and Radio-
science Laboratory and director of the
Center for Aeronautics and Space In-
formation Sciences at Stanford, was
chosen from more than 125 candi-
dates to fill the position.
A nine-member search committee
in conjunction with a professional
consulting firm, Perez-arton Consul-
tants, solicited nominations for the
position from University faculty and
from engineering deans at universi-
ties accredited by the same organiza-
tion as the University of Michigan.
The committee first learned of
Banks in November when his friend,
University Engineering Professor
Andrew Nagy, suggested he speak
with the committee members, Banks
said. Banks interviewed with the
committee in December and January.
"He's outgoing and interested in
talking to people," said Brian
Rashap, an engineering senior and

member of the search committee.
While at Stanford, Banks has
been involved in several space related
activities and has worked closely
with the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration.
Banks is presently the principle
investigator for a space shuttle flight
which is scheduled to launch next
year. Between 1984 and 1987 he was
active in designing a United States
space station. His experiments with
electron beams have flown on sev-
eral United States shuttles.
When he comes to the Univer-
sity, Banks will bring three or four
Ph.D level researchers who will as-
sume either research or faculty posi-
tions at the University. The exact de-
tails were not available yesterday.
"It's kind of a block grant pur-
chase," Banks said. The University
is receiving both a new dean and
several new research projects to
compliment their programs," he
said.
Banks said one of his goals for
the University will be improved re-
cruitment of minority students.
"Personal contact is important,"
he said. One has to "identify people
with ability and interest and tell
them why their careers would be bet-
See DEAN, Page 2

Regent calls for
by Mark Katz during the University's Board of Re- mad
Daily Minority Issues Reporter drite Uniri a rd ofR-m

I ties

Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline)
said the Diag will have to be
"cleaned up" and called the shanties
"an unsightly mess" that should be
relocated. Roach made the comments

gIsLN eIIem.ig On ru ay.
"While (the shanties) had some
novelty at the beginning, the nov-
elty at this point has passed," he said
in an interview yesterday.
Roach said a decision could be

snam
p
ech
Uni
kind

Ie about what to do with the
nties by this summer.
President James Duderstadt
oed Roach's concern, saying the
versity has to develop "some
d of place for (physical)
See SHANTIES, page 2

. Survey shows college students as pro-

environment

by Laura Lantinga
The image of today's college stu-
dents as materialistic and socially
apathetic is being contradicted by a
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
survey which shows that age group
as deeply concerned with environ-
mental issues.
"We are tremendously encouraged
by these results," said NWF presi-
dent Jay Hair. "College students are
expressing a deep concern for the en-
vironment, and the overwhelming
majority are clearly willing to do
something about it."
The survey questions were posed
to 500 undergraduate students at 4-
year colleges and universities.
When asked what they saw as the
most urgent environmental problem

facing the United States today, 54
percent identified air and atmospheric
problems.
Nine out of ten students are will-
ing to pay more for products that are
environmentally safe and 75 percent
believe that recycling should be re-
quired by law.
While industry received high
marks for their environmental
changes over the past five years, 95
percent believe Congress should pass
tougher laws.
Nick Keller from NWF is work-
ing with colleges and channeling
student enthusiasm. "Our year long
Earth Day college project challenges
students to get involved."

University of Michigan LSA ju-
nior Linda Rosenfeld, co-founder of
the Earth Day 1990 committee, is
optimistic about campus response.
'College students are
expressing a deep
concern for the
environment'
-Jay Hair
NWF President
"Students here are interested and par-
ticipating," she said.
The Earth Day committee formed
in September with a goal to organize
and activate students to work for a

better environment. Their activities
include letterwriting, bucket drives,
and speakers but Earth Week 1990,
to be held April 2-6, is their main
focus.
Two main speakers are scheduled
for the week long event and other
presentations and demonstrations are
being planned. The dorm food ser-
vice has agreed to serve an organic
meal on April 2.
"I hope that Earth Day and Earth
Week are not just for this year,"
Linda Rosenfeld said. "Through this
people should say 'I am the cause
and the cure.' Only then will we ef-
fect change."
This year 115 countries around
the globe will celebrate Earth Day's
twentieth anniversary.

Biggest Environmental Problems
ranked by 500 undergraduate students at 4 year colleges

Ozone depletion
Rain forest losses
Water pollution
Toxic waste
Trash/garbage
Acid rain
Air pollution
Global warming
Greenhouse effect
All other

20
3
7
8
11
4
23
2
6
16

0

5

10

15

20

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National Wildlife Federation Statistics

Japan's chief party
retains majority

Israel's Sharon

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's conser-
vative governing party held on to its
34-year-old majority in Parliament's
powerful lower house yesterday, but
scandals and an unpopular tax may
have cost it nearly three dozen seats
in the closely watched election.
Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu
called the preliminary results "a form
of purification" for his troubled Lib-
eral Democratic Party.
The secretary-general of the main
opposition Socialist Party, Tsuruo
Yamaguchi, disagreed: "Simply be-
ing elected does not mean one is ab- -
solved." The Socialists made strong
gains.
The political outlook was clouded
because the opposition holds a ma-
jority in Parliament's upper house,
making it difficult to pass major leg-
islation or deal with trade problems
with the United States.
The Liberal Democrats needed at

The Clean Government Party had 31
seats, the Communist Party 13, the
Democratic Socialist Party 12, the
United Social Democratic Party
three, and 18 independents were
elected.
Votes for the remaining 81 seats
were to be counted today.
'Simply being elected
does not mean one is
absolved'
-Tsuruo Yamaguchi
Secretary-general,
Socialist Party

resigns
JERUSALEM (AP) -
Sharon, leader of the far-righ
of the Likud bloc, resigned fr
Cabinet yesterday and said h
campaign to topple Prime M
Yitzhak Shamir and replace t
ernment peace plan with'hiso
Sharon said he decided to
because he felt the govern
plan made too many concess
the Arabs and could lead to w
"The plan by itself is a m
It will not bring us peace, b
lead to more tension an
bloodshed and maybe even t
which all of us would like
vent," Sharon said.
The 62-year-old consei
who as defense ministerr
minded Israel's 1982 Lebano
sion, is Shamir's chief riva
right-wing Likud bloc.
He has repeatedly argu
Shamir's plan, which calls fo

cabinet post
- Ariel cabinet session yesterday. By law,
ht wing the resignation is effective after 48
rom the hours.
e would Sharon still retains his key post
Minister of chairing Likud's ruling Central
he gov- Committee. He said he plans to take
)wn. his campaign to the people to win
a resign support.
iment's Asked if he would challenge
sions to Shamir's leadership of the Likud,
ar. Sharon said: "The answer is yes."
mistake. Likud shares power with the cen-
but will ter-left Labor Party, which favors
I more compromise and giving up some
o a war land for peace.
to pre- In 1984, Sharon challenged
Shamir for the leadership of Likud
rvative, following the resignation of Men-
master- achem Begin. He told reporters he
,n inva- then received 42 percent of the vote.
I in the Polls taken before last week's Likud
meeting showed Shamir ahead by
ed that ranges to 63 percent to 78 percent.
r Pales-

AP Photo
Smiling Hiroshi Mitsuzuka, chair of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's
Board of Policy, holds a tally sheet, announcing the Democrats' majority
victory in Sunday's parliamentary election at the party headquarters in
Tokyo. Clapping hands in the background is part General Secretary Ichiro
Ozawa.

Kyodo News Service predicted
271 seats for the Liberal Democrats,
enough to control all standing com-
mittees in the house but far short of
the 295 they held after the last elec-
tion in June 1986.

was seen as a test of whether the
Liberal Democrats had recovered
from a disastrous year of scandals

the Socialists enhanced their stand-
ing as the number one, opposition
party. They had 83 seats in the out-

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