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Hunger
striker
protests
on Diag
by Ian Hoffmanw
Daily Staff Writer

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, March 14, 1990 - Page 5
Scientists talk

on

women's

career options

While Regent Thomas Roach's
suggestion last month to remove all
shanties from the Diag put many
people up in arms, Charles Tackett
has taken a seat.
Tackett, an Ann Arbor resident
and Vietnam veteran known as the
Colonel, took up residence on the
Diag yesterday at noon. He plans to
stay there until he receives assurance
from University officials that the
Diag remain a "constitutionally safe
zone."
"All I want is a letter assuring
me the constitutionality of the Diag
is being worked on," said Tackett.
"People come from around the world
to see the Diag, I want to preserve
that."
At last month's regent meeting
Roach proposed to relocate the
shanties because he said they are "an
unsightly mess." Roach's proposal
has drawn fire from many different
campus groups.
Tackett said he has written letters
to University President James Dud-
erstadt, the Michigan Student
Assembly (MSA), and the Ann Ar-
bor City Council requesting they
make an effort to maintain the Diag
as a venue for the expression of free

by Diane Cook
Daily Women's Issues Reporter
Women who have science degrees
don't have to be researchers, said
speakers yesterday in a panel discus-
sion titled "Careers in Science: Aca-
demic Alternatives."
About 50 people attended the
program which was sponsored by the
Women in Science Program of the
Center for the Education of Women
(CEW), in the East Conference
Room of the Rackham building.
The panelists were chosen be-
cause they represent women who
have careers in non-traditional fields
related to science.

Head, an Environmental Service co-
ordinator for Washtenaw County
who has a Ph.D. in Toxicology
from the University, said a lack of
science Ph.D.s has made it possible
for people with Master's and Bache-
lor's degrees to get government jobs.
Mary Beth Dorr, a pharmokinet-
ics Ph.D. and employee of Parke-
Davis, added there is a need for peo-
ple with science degrees in industrial
fields.
"From the time the chemical is
conceived until it is marketed, and
even then, there are places for people

Colonel Charles Tackett takes up position on the diag yesterday. Tackett is protesting the planned
beautification of the Ingalls mall, which he claims is a plot by the administration to suppress protest. Tackett
is also protesting a proposal by Regent Roach to take the shanties off the diag.

speech.
"I'm not representing any groups,
I just want to give people a faint
memory of what the constitution is
all about," said Tackett. "A lot of
times arrogant people need to be rc-
minded of the social hurt and pain in
this country."
Tackett's protest is actually two-
pronged. Another goal of his is to
prevent remodeling of the Diag as
part of the Ingall's mall beautifica-
tion project. The Ingall's mall,
presently under construction, will

stretch from the Rackham building
to the steps of the Graduate Library.
Based on a suggestion from
Tackett, MSA representative Corey
Dolgan made a proposal at the
Assembly's meeting two weeks ago
aimed at preserving the Diag as a fo-
rum for free speech.
Dolgan said like Tackett he fears
that as part of the beautification pro-
ject the size of the Diag will be sig-
nificantly reduced, making it a much
less effective forum for protests.
But Executive Director of Uni-

versity Relations Walter Harrison
said the Ingall's Mall plans have "no
intent to encroach on the Diag." In-
stead, he said the project will put
flowers, grass, and brick sidewalks
in the area between North University
and the Diag.
Students relaxing on the Diag
yesterday seemed to pay little atten-
tion to Tackett. However LSA
sophomore Kevin Fencil com-
mented, "If his aim is to protect our
free speech, then it's a good idea."

I get a number of people who walk into my,,
office and ask what they can do with degrees
in science'
- Cinda Davis
director of CEW's Women in Science program

LITHUANIA
Continued from page 1
Gorbachev, however, also urged
patience and said Moscow's rela-
tions with the Baltic republic would
continue unchanged for now in the
wake of Sunday's vote by Lithua-
nian lawmakers to break away from
the Soviet Union.
Despite the Soviet leader's tough
line, several deputies from the Baltic
republics of Lithuania, Latvia and
Estonia said they had strong reason
to believe Moscow would nonethe-*
less enter negotiations on indepen-
dence for the three states, which were
annexed to the Soviet Union in
1940.
"Gorbachev is a realist," said
Lithuanian deputy Algimantas
Chekuolis. "He'll change his stand."
Estonian lawmaker Endel Lipp-
maa said Estonia had already formed
its delegation for independence nego-
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tiations, and Lithuanian deputy
Nikolai Medvedev said he had been
told talks might begin as early as
Saturday.
In its attempt to turn Sunday's
declaration into reality, Lithuania
must work out with Moscow a
daunting array of questions, includ-
ing matters of territory, compensa-
tion, the status of thousands of So-
viet soldiers, ownership of factories
and land, and control of the police
and KGB.
The Tass news agency said
Lithuanian legislators declared Mon-
day that their sons no longer need
serve in the Soviet army. They ap-
pealed to Gorbachev to ensure the
welfare of Lithuanian soldiers until
negotiations start mustering them
out.

PERES
Continued from Page 1
promise to join Labor in accepting
the proposals put forth by U.S. Sec-
retary of State James A. Baker.
"I am very sorry about it," Rabin
said. "I believe we were close and...
we could have finished a resolution
that included a positive answer to
U.S. Secretary Baker if the Likud
was ready to do so."
- a I [ASS _L V~

"I get a number of people who
walk into my office and ask what
they can do with degrees in science,"
said Cinda Davis, director of the
Women in Science program at
CEW.
Panelist Suzanne Tainter, a
science writer for the University
publication Research News, said her
bachelor's degree in biology
strengthened her understanding of
science topics for her writing career.
Tainter, who obtained a Master's
Degree in Science Writing from the
University of Wisconsin, said she
has written pieces on everything
from poetry to astrology. "If you re-
ally like to write term papers, this is
a great job," she said.
Another of the panelists, Rebecca

in science fields throughout," said
panelist Dorf.
Dr. Jayne Thorson, assistant.to
the dean of the School of Nursing
and an adjunct lecturer in the School
of Public Health, said the main:ob-
stacle she had to overcome was pres-
sure to take a traditional research
job. Thorson said it would be possi-
ble to integrate her love for the
sciences with her desire to work with
people. { ,
"If you learn to play the piano
and have lots of training, it's O.K to
play it and not be a concert pianist
for the rest of your life," she said.

In an interview on Israel Radio,
Shamir said Jerusalem was the stick-
ing point with labor and bristled at
Bush's equating of Jewish neighbor-
hoods in the Arab sector of east
Jerusalem with West Bank settle-
ments.

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