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New zone
laws may
students
by Josh Mitnick
Daily City Reporter
Three proposals which would
amend a controversial city zoning
Erdinance that restricts the number of
students living together in single
family housing units were presented
to the City Council last night.
Currently,.city zoning laws pro-
hibit more than four unrelated per-
sons from living together in residen-
tial areas that are zoned as single
family housing areas. An unlimited
number of related persons are al-
lowed to live together in those sec-
tions.
But in a 1984 ruling, the state
Supreme Court set a precedent that
municipalities may not limit the,
number of persons living in a hous-
ing unit based on their relationship.
Because of current pending litiga-
tion against the city that challenges
the current city ordinance, city attor-
WeynBruce Laidlaw has advised the
Wcouncil to adopt a revised law which
would agree with the supreme court
precedent.
The lawsuit against the city was
initiated by Jack Stegman of Cam-
pus Rentals Inc., who claims that
the current ordinance unfairly dis-
criminates against students.
The three proposals to change the
~ity's ordinance are:
keeping the current limitation
of no more than four unrelated per-
sons, but allowing residents to peti-
tion the city's building department
to make an exception.
setting the limitation at five
unrelated people and allowing resi-
dbnts to petition the city's zoning
commission to make exceptions.
changing the limitation to five
1,unrelated people but providing no
means for making exceptions.
Laidlaw, who supports the first
option, explained that petitioning
through. the building department
would be quicker than making an
appeal to the zoning board.
Yet Mark Oimet (R-Forth Ward)
said allowing residents to appeal to
the zoning commision would ensure
that more people would have input
,on the decision.

Black

offi

on racism

by Ruth Littmann
Daily Staff Writer
Four former Black military offi-
cers recounted their experiences with
racism during World War II and the
Korean War yesterday at a sympo-
sium sponsored by Arnold Air Soci-
ety, a community service organiza-
tion affiliated with Air Force ROTC.
"Segregation, discrimination,
was like a heavy blanket on your
shoulders all day, everyday," said
Wardell Polk, who served in the
477th Bombardment Group as one of
the nation's first Black navigators
and bombardiers.
"We believe that Black cadets suf-
fered harsher abuse from military of-
ficers than white cadets," he said.
Polk said a Texas Air Force base
prohibited him and his fellow Black
cadets from eating at tables which
were designated "white tables." Black
cadets protested this policy by refus-
ing to eat there until they were able
to sit where they wished, Polk said.
"At that mess hall, we were
treated like everyone else - except
we had three tables, ten places each.
The legs were painted black. We re-
fused to eat."
"It's hard for you students to un-
derstand how gruesome it was for
Blacks at that time," said Richard
Macon, a World War II fighter pilot
and former Prisoner of War.
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The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, February 27, 1990 - Page 3
cers speak
in military,
g Blacks from most was not until the Eisenhower admin-,
g bases and banning istration that the military was fully.
ation in many Army integrated. But even with integra-
ibat missions. tion, racism did not abate, he said.
Describing a fateful 1949 battl,>
t orders from near Seoul during the Korean W~ ,
Miller were Fletcher said even though "our last
orders from Colonel Miller were
tan for'Every man for himself,' the head-
the lines in American newspapers real:.
s in American Black soldiers ran because they were,
pers read, afraid."
oldiers ran Believing that the situation for
the were Blacks in the military has improved,
since the 1940s, Fletcher encouraged
Black students to join the milita
- Robert Fletcher - "but to pursue an education first,
per Army Officer if possible."
Two-star Major General Lucius,
s done by people who Theus, USAF (Ret.) also stressed:
cks had smaller brains the importance of education. -
people, and therefore "We should not learn less about
ble of flying," said Ma- (George)Washington, but we should.
futed these stereotypes learn more about the many contribu,
s of Black heroism dur- tions Blacks have made throughout-
ar II. the centuries," he said. "Black his-
as part of an all-Black tory is not only for Blacks, but f&r
iich flew over Eastern all Americans, and for the world s6-
over 311 successful ciety.",.
rt missions. "We never Optimistic about the changes ..
u to hear this - lost a the military, LSA junior and AAS.
we were escorting," he commander Brian Sundermeyer said,,
"Leaps and bounds have been male
letcher, who achieved in providing opportunities for people,
Staff Sergeant in the of all races to pursue careers in the
the Korean War, said it military."

KENNETH SMOLLER/Dai y
Through the looking glass
Mike Bialecki, an LSA first-year student, retrieves his mail at Couzens.

, ,s
Counselor dedicates time to

improving students'

'U

life

.'

by Julie Foster
Second in a four-part series
For ten years, Gus Pappas, a
counselor at the Comprehensive
Studies Program (CSP), has been
helping students adjust to University
life.
Being a counselor in CSP is
more than just doling out academic
advice to students, he said. Part of
the objective of CSP counseling is
to make the University more per-
sonal for its students. "In such a
large University where someone can
feel lost and isolated, I think CSP is
a wonderful feature," Pappas added.
CSP is a support organization
primarily for minority students.
which offers tutorial services, coun-
seling, intensive courses, a mentor-

ship program, and internships.
Because each student is assigned
just one counselor for his or her en-
tire college career, Pappas said,
"(The students) get to know the
counselor quite well, and we get to
know the students well. It becomes a
close and ongoing relationship."
Emory Johnson, one of Pappas's
previous students and a graduate of
the College of Engineering with a
degree in nuclear engineering said,
"I had a lot of problems when I was
here. If it hadn't been for (CSP) I
would have dropped out a long time
ago."
Counseling, Pappas explained, is
a joint effort between mentor and
student. Part of the responsibility is
left to the student to arrange 'ap-
pointments and express concerns,
but counselors can also contact a
student if he or she has been neglect-
ing to make appointments.
Although Pappas considers the
one-on-one approach in CSP coun-
seling effective, he expresses a few
concerns. Each counselor is assigned
to approximately 180-200 students,
making it difficult to spend enough
time with each student.
The counselors also have other
duties besides meeting with students.
"Most CSP counselors do one half
day of LSA counseling a week and
rotate activity on the Academic Ac-

tions Board approximately once a
week." Pappas also coordinates all of
CSP's orientation programs.
In addition to academic counsel-
ing, CSP provides counseling for
personal problems such as housing,
financial aid, roommate conflicts, or
family matters.
In comparison to the issues LSA
counselors face, Pappas said, "Most
of the basic issues remain the same,
but in addition we more often have
the personal issues that arise."
One of Pappas's favorite aspects
of his job is helping students
achieve their goals. "It's gratifying if
you know in your daily work you're
helping someone," he said.
LSA junior Keith McKee said,
"Gus has helped me with the ad-
justment from high school to col-
lege." McKee said Pappas gave him
information on tutorial services and
a position as a research assistant in
the Biology department.
In spite of these rewards, being a
counselor does have its drawbacks.
"Sometimes students suffer tragic or
sad circumstances, and you hate to
see someone suffer like that," Pap-
pas said.
But Pappas is dedicated to the
CSP program and is impressed with
its success and progress. "I love
having a sense of helping the student
do the best they can possibly do."

THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Meetings
LaGROC - The Lesbian and Gay
Mens' Rights Organizing Com-
mittee meets at 7:30 p.m. in
Union 3100; 7 p.m. to set agenda
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry - weekly meeting at 6:30
p.m. in Hillel
Women's Club Lacrosse -
practice 4-6 p.m. at the Sports
Coliseum (5th and Hill)
UM Cycling --- team meeting and
rollers riding 6 p.m. in the Sports
Coliseum
Women's Rugby --- meeting and
practice 8 p.m. in the Sports
Coliseum
Arab-American Anti-
discrimination Committee -
meeting at 7 p.m. in the Union
(check board for room)
Asian American Women's
Journal --- meeting at 5 p.m. in
South Quad's Afro-American
Lounge
Ann Arbor Committee to
Defend Abortion and
Reproductive Rights
(A2CDAR2) --- new members
meeting at 5:15 p.m., general
body meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the
Union
Women's Issues Commission
of MSA --- meeting at 6:30 p.m.
in 3909 Union
Indian and Pakistani-
American Students' Coalition'
(IPASC) --- meeting at 6:30 p.m.
in the Union 4th Floor Lounge
Iranian Student Cultural Club -
-- meeting at 7:45 p.m.. in the
Michigan League
TARDAA (Time and Relative
Dimensions in Ann Arbor) -
Dr. Who/BBC event at 8 p.m. in

Speakers
"How and Why of Publishing
and Postdocs" --- program for
grad students wanting to be ready
for the job market after the Ph.D
from 7-9p.m. in the East
Conference Room of Rackham
"The Idea of Goodness in
Art" --- Walter Darby Bannard
speaks at noon in 1524 Rackham
Furthermore
ECB Peer Writing Tutors -
available for help from 7-11 p.m.
at the Angell and 611 Church St.
computing centers
Safewalk - the night-time safety
walking service runs form 8 p.m.-
1:30 a.m. in Rm. 102 UGLi or
call 936-1000
Northwalk - the north-campus
night-time walking service runs
from 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. in Bursley
2333, or call 763-WALK
Career Planning and
Placement --- the long distance
job search 4:10-5 p.m. CP&P
Conference Room; US Dept. of
Labor/Bureau ofmStatisitcs 7:30-
8:30 p.m. Union Kuenzel Room
SPARK Revolutionary History
Series --- "Fascism in Germany:
What it Was, How to Fight it" 7-
8 p.m; in B122 of the MLB
Voter Registration Rally ---
table 9-3 p.m. in the Fishbowl
"The Cress Theory of Color
Confrontation" --- a Frances
Cress Welsing video presented at
7 p.m. in East Quad Room 126
Clean Air Rally --- "die-in" at

Protectress of animals
A passer-by glances at Lady Liberty as she stands outside Liberty
Square. The statue holds a sign asking people to sign a petition inside
that asks for the halting of the use of animals for laboratory tests
involving cosmetics. The petitions are circulated by Victoria Darwin.

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