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Brent Lang: Michigan's Olympic swimmer
Le Bon Mot on Copeland
'M' basketball defeats Northwestern

OPINION 4
Cokely's statements are offensive

ARTS
Love thy Enemies

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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom

Vol. C, No. 101

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, February 26, 1990

CopyrightO 1990
The Michigan Daily

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Bill would

require

'U'

Copeland
suspended
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crime stats
by Mike Sobel
Daily Crime Reporter
Universities and colleges are not required by law to
publish or report their crime statistics, and this may
lead to a feeling of false security say supporters of a
Congressional bill that would require universities to
make their crime statistics available to students,
faculty, applicants and the FBI.
The bill, called the Crime Awareness and Campus
Security Act of 1989, states that "out of 8,000
postsecondary institutions participating in Federal
student aid programs, only 352 colleges and
universities voluntarily provide crime statistics
through the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform
Crime Report."
Rep. William Goodling (R-PA) introduced the bill
in September and modeled it after a series of state bills
recently passed in Pennsylvania, Florida, Louisiana,
Tennessee, and California.
The bill has been referred to the Education and
Labor Committee and it is still unclear when it will
come to a vote before Congress, said Karen Baker,
spokesperson for Goodling.
Goodling lobbied for the Pennsylvania bill (passed
in May, '88), after he was approached by the parents of
Jeanne Clery, a Lehigh University first-year student
who was beaten, raped and murdered in her dorm room
in1985. Clery's attacker got into the dorm because a
pizza box was propping the main door open, and Clery
had left her room unlocked.
Clery's parents sued Lehigh for $2,000,000,.
claiming the school had not properly educated students
about campus crime. They used the money to lobby
for state and national campus security legislation.
Baker said the bill would require universities to
distribute copies of campus security policies and proce-
dures and report their crime statistics to the FBI as
well as make them available to all students, faculty
and applicants.
Referring to a recent report of a sexual assault in
her residence hall, West Quad Building Director Mary
Ramirez agreed students should be more aware about
crime on campus.
"Residents think there is a big wall around the
dorm," Ramirez said, "some students don't give two
shakes about safety or about crime. They think, 'it
v n't happen to me."'
University Campus Security Director Leo Heately
said the bill is a good idea because there is a "false
sense of security on campus." He stressed education as
a means to combat campus crime.
"Historically we have been more of a reactive
department," he said,' See CRIME, Page 2

by Andrew Gottesman and
Noelle Vance
Daily Staff Writers
University President James Dud-
erstadt has indefinitely extended ice-
hockey player Todd Copeland's sus-
pension for misconduct, said Hockey
Coach Red Berenson Friday.
The suspension will continue un-
til the president can "investigate the
matter formally," Director of Uni-
versity Relations Walter Harrison
said yesterday.
Berenson suspended Copeland
from four games after the player was
accused of starting a fight and dam-
aging the Kappa Kappa Gamma
sorority house Feb. 7.
Copeland pleaded "no contest" to
two counts of malicious destruction
of property under $100 in thel5th
District Court February 14th.
Athletic Director Jack Weiden-
bach and Duderstadt discussed
Copeland's case several times last
week over the phone. Friday after-
noon, Duderstadt called Weidenbach
and told the athletic department to
continue the suspension, Harrison
said.

Duderstadt has not asked anyone
to formally investigate the case,
Harrison said.
"The AD (athletic director) was

Copeland
directed by the president's office to
continue the suspension indefi-
nitely," Berenson said after Friday
night's game against Miami of Ohio.
Berenson said he was instructed
by athletic director Jack Weidenbach
to extend the suspension Friday
afternoon.
Neither Copeland nor Weiden-
bach would comment on the matter.

Sawing contest AMY ay
As part of the Paul Bunyan Ball sponsored by the School of Natural Resources, graduate
student Shereen Rothman tested her skill at sawing wood on the Diag.

Economics 202 enrollment drops

by Jennifer Hirl
Daily Staff Writer
The demand for introductory
macroeconomics appears to be dropping,
and the changes in microeconomics course
structure could be the reason, say
economic students and teaching assistants.
Enrollment in macroeconomics (Econ.
202) has dropped by 153 students this
semester to 719 students, according to
figures supplied by the Economics
department. Last fall, 872 students were
enrolled in econ 202. The average
enrollment in macroeconomics for the past
five semesters has been 816 students.
The drop, according to several TAs, is
related to format changes made to
microeconomics (Econ. 201), the
prerequisite for 202. Professors in the
department say there are other factors to
consider.

Last semester, Econ. 201 changed from
a one lecture and three discussion format
to a three lecture and one discussion
format.
The changes have had a major impact
on student enrollment in Econ. 202, said
Chuck Roussel a 202 teaching assistant.
"(Econ.) 202 enrollment has dropped,
and the new format could be the causation,
in fact I'm sure it was the main reason.
They cut four sections because of the lack
of enrollment. Historically, in the past the
enrollment has been about the same,"
Roussel said.
But economics professor Robert
Dernberger disagreed, saying the drop in
enrollment could be the result of letting
first-year-students take the class.
Last year, the department permitted
first-year-students to enroll in
microeconomics during their first semester

at the University. Previously, first-year-
students had to wait until the second
semester to enroll in the course.
Economics is a difficult subject for
incoming students, Dernberger said.
"Students need to get street wise about
Michigan before taking economics. Some
students don't even know the slope of a
line."
The department changed 201's format
because so many students complained
about their TAs, Dernberger said.
"While some TA's are good, some are.
hopeless and so we want to improve
quality with the new format," said
Dernberger.
But the new format isn't working,
Roussel said.
. Roussel taught Econ. 201 last semester
with the new format. After teaching 202
this semester with the old format, he said

he recognizes students in 201 had more
trouble understanding the information.
"This is difficult material to learn in a
300 to 400 lecture hall. Especially because
it is not exciting," he said.
The new format has reduced the
number of small class discussions,
Roussel said. Smaller classes are needed
to increase motivation and to enable
students to ask and answer more
questions, he added.
Econ. 202 still consists of 3
discussions, 1 lecture, and students who
have taken classes under both formats say
they like the old one better.
"I see the difference. I feel I am
learning so much more in 202. I don't
have to rely on the text as much because I
learn a lot more in discussion," said LSA
sophomore Amy Nehs. Nehs said she
never See ECONOMICS, Page 7

Voters flood Nicaraguan polling
stations; results still unknown

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -
Under the scrutiny of thousands of
international observers, Nicaraguans
voted yesterday un whether to
continue the Sandinista's 10-year
rule or hand power to a U.S.-backed
coalition.
Voters lined up before dawn at
some of the 4,394 polling stations
and waited for hours to chose be-
tween the incumbent president,
Daniel Ortega, and his only serious

challenger, Violeta Barrios de
Chamorro of the United National
Opposition, or UNO.
"It's very solemn, like a Mass,"
said former President Jimmy Carter,
watching poll officials lay out bal-
lots, registration books, ink, and
scissors on a table in one of the sta-
tions.
Carter and more than 3,000 other
observers were spread out across the
nation to guarantee the election's

fairness.
About 1.75 million of
Nicaragua's 3.5 million people were
registered to vote, and turnout was
expected to be high.
Voters also selected 90 National
Assembly members and representa-
tives to 146 regional, city and town
councils.
The lines appeared clearly drawn
for voters: a weak economy was the
Sandinista's Achilles heel, while re-

sentment of the U.S. supported Con-
tra rebels was hurting UNO.
There were hundreds of people at
some polling stations by 7 a.m., but
there were no reports of fraud or vio-
lence during the morning hours.
"I expect that the government of
the United States will recognize the
results of the elections and work for,
peace with Nicaragua," said Ortega,
who waged a campaign aimed at at-
tracting the substantial youth vote.

.Reagan backs phony Iran-Contra letters

to Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former the l
President Reagan repeatedly endorsed that I
false letters to Congress in his ago c
videotaped testimony for John assist
Poindexter's Iran-Contra trial. P
The letters, written by former Na- on ch
tional Security Adviser Robert Mc- ing (
Farlane and which form the basis of state

during video testimony

etters or that the Tower Board
Reagan appointed three years
concluded that North had been
ting the Contras militarily.
oindexter, facing trial March 5
harges of conspiracy, obstruct-
Congress and making false
ments, sent responses to

"If the information that Robert
McFarlane provided to Congress ...
contained lies ... would it still be
your belief that John Poindexter
should readopt those false state-
ments?" Webb asked.

him or seen him doing anything that
was in any way out of line or dis-
honest."
"Did you ever ... give authority
to John Poindexter to make any false
statements to any congressional

'1 have a great deal of confidence in the man

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