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Panelists say policies don't
reflect women's concerns

by Diane Cook
Daily Women's Issues Reporter
Federal and state legislative bod-
ies must better incorporate women
in their policy making for legisla-
tion to effectively reflect women's
concerns, said three panelists in one
of several forums during the Center
for the Education of Women's 25th
anniversary conference yesterday.
About 150 people attended the
day-long event, composed of a morn-,
ing discussion on public policy per-
spectives and an afternoon session
with political leaders. State Senator
Lana Pollack, Regent Nellie Varner
and attorney Erica Ward spoke in the
.latter half of the program.
"The only way to change public
policy is by politics," said panelist
Arvonne Fraser, a senior fellow at;
the University of Minnesota's Cen-
ter on Women and Public Policy.
"Unless women accept and re-

assert their responsibility as world
citizens and work with women
across class, race and national
boundaries, we contradict all of our
feminist rhetoric," she said.
'We ought not leave
all those issues up to
the big boys. We
really have to have
our voices heard'
- Betty Dooley
Director, Women's
Research and Education
Institute
Florence Bonner, director of the
Center for Women in Government at
State University of New York at Al-
bany, explained the roots of policy
formation. She said the 19th cen-
tury's educational system excluded

women from administrative posi-
tions even though the majority of
teachers were women.
"Women were seen and defined in
a very different way. They were not
superintendents," she said.
"So one can see that we have a
very deliberate ideology emerging
about values around the needs of the
total society; how that's played out
in a very central institution in soci-
ety," she said, advocating the emer-
gence of women in policy making to
alter the trend.
Betty Dooley, director of the
Women's Research and Education
Institute, said federal legislators are
not effectively addressing many is-
sues which affect women, such as
child care, health care, and job train-
ing.
"People ask me.,. 'What's hap-
pening in Washington?' I think we
would be better off, in some ways,
to discuss what's not happening in
Washington," she said.
These issues aren't being ad-
dressed because members of
Congress view them as only
women's issues, rather than seeing
them as human issues, Dooley said.
But social issues shouldn't be
women's only concern, she said, and
advocated women's involvement in
all types of legislative decisionmak-
ing.
"We ought not leave all those is-
sues up to the big boys," she said.
"We really have to have our voices
heard."

CORRECTIONS
In an article appearing in last Friday's paper, IFC Vice-President Eric
keicin was quoted incorrectly. According to Reicin, the Saturday after rush,
members of each fraternity cleaned up all posters and fliers on campus. In
;ddition, the University is the only Big Ten school to have Greeks sponsor
an Alcohol Awareness Week. Also, the sexual awareness program was held
gat the Alpha Epsilon Pi house with participation from the entire Greek
system. In an article appearing in yesterday's Daily, Bobby Hershfield of the
Student Impact Party was incorrectly identified.
THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Court
rules in
favor of
LaGROC,
by Josephine Ballenger
Daily Staff Writer
Michigan Student Assembly's
Court of Common Pleas (CCP) de-
cided yesterday to derecognize
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship:
(CCF), a student religious organizaV
tion, in the Lesbian and Gay men's
Rights Organizing Committee's case
against MSA President Aaon
Williams.
The lower court of the Central
Student Judiciary reiterated te;
higher court's previous ruling n
February of 1989 to derecognize
CCF, contradicting MSA's decision
last October to grant the group
recognition.
The court's opinion was released
yesterday, nine days after the case's
hearing. The court ordered MSAs
recognition of CCF "void, effective
immediately." ;
Last September, Bryan Mistele,
Chair of the MSA Budget Priorities
Committee, issued a motion to rere-
cognize CCF less than eight months
after the initial CSJ trial. CSJ Chief
Justice Laura Miller reminded MSA
at that time of the court's derecogi
tion of the group due to its discrimi-
natory membership policy. But in
October MSA voted 20-8 in favor
of CCF's recognition. Soon after
LaGROC filed against Williams for
rerecognizing the group.
In 1988 a CCF member sang a
song including the lyrics "God hates
queers, and so do I" on the Diag:
principal evidence in LaGROC's
case last week.
CCF student representative.Siu
Duncan acknowledged the group
sponsored Daisy. He didn't say the
group endorsed the lyrics, but testi-
fied CCF was "diametrically opposed
to homosexuality."
Also under fire was CCF's con-
stitution, submitted to MSA for tie
group's recognition. According o
the court it indicates "discrimination
against those engaged in unscriptral
conduct (e.g. homosexuality)." Dun-
can conceded the constitution was
that of the Cornerstone Christian
Church (CCC), with which CCF is
affiliated, but that the Fellowship
had never formally adopted the con-
stitution.
LaGROC member Brian Durrance
said either CCF or MSA will appeal
the case, as early as tonight. He said
"they (CCF) will appeal it (the rul
ing) as high as they can... even out-
side of MSA."

How low can you go? JLL
First-year LSA student Mark Gosciewski attempts to slip under the bar
during Greek Limbo on the Diag. The event, part of Greek Week, was
sponsored by Kappa Kappa Gamma and Psi Upsilon.

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
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
Iranian Student Cultural Club
- meeting at 7:45 p.m.. in the
Michigan League
TARDAA (Time and Relative
Dimensions in Ann Arbor) -
meeting at 8 p.m. in 2413 Mason
,Hall
Indian And Pakistani
American Students' Council
- weekly meeting at 6:30 p.m.
in the Ambatana Lounge of South
Quad
Students Concerned About
Animal Rights Meeting
(S.C.A.R.) - meeting at 7 p.m.
in the Union Wolverine Room
Progressive Zionist Caucus -
meeting for those interested in
planning activities next year for
group concerned with social
change in Israel at 7:30 p.m. at
Hillel
Speakers
"Literature, Print Culture and
Television Culture" - a lecture
at 4 p.m. in the East Conference
Room of Rackham
"Politics, Nationality and
Instability in the Soviet Urals"
- Alexander Benifad speaks at 4
p.m. in the West Conference
Room of Rackham
"Race, Racism and Ethnicity:
University Course 299" - a
talk with Beth Reed and Warren
Whatley at 4:10 p.m. in the
Union Anderson Room
"The High Price of Free
Elections in Nicaragua" -
Kathryn Savoie speaks at 7:30
p.m. at the Guild House (802
Monroe)

"Censors and Schoolmasters:
Cultural Glasnost in the
Estonian SSR" - a brown bag
presentation at noon in 1524
Rackham
"Changing the Structural
Context for Women in New
York State" - Florence B.
Bonner speaks at noon in Room
4050 LS&A
"Eco Justice and the Church"
- Amy Morrison speaks at noon
in the International Center (603 E.
Madison)
"Singularities and
Bifurcations" - V. I. Arnold
speaks at 4 p.m. in Angell Hall
Auditorium C
Macdara Woods - the poet
will read from his poetry at 5
p.m. in 2235 Angell Hall
"Adventures in Mesopotamian
Historiography: Tales of
Kish" - Norman Yoffee speaks
at 4 p.m. in the Rackham
Amphitheatre
"Subjects, Identities, Power"
- Stuart Hall speaks at 4 p.m. in
Rackham Amphitheatre
"Remembering Mothers,
Goddesses, Ancestresses and
Significant Women in our
Lives: a Global Celebration"
- Anjali Pathak speaks from 6-
7:30 p.m. at the Ecumenical
Campus Center (921 Church St.)
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 from 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
SPARK Revolutionary Forum
Series - "Planetary Poisoning
and Capitalism: Their Profits or
our World?" from 7-8 p.m. in
B122 MLB
Auto Expo - see the latest GM
cars and win a $500 grant towards
tuition from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
CCRB
Unwelcome Bush - protest
against the president at 5:30 p.m.
at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn;
carpool from the Cube meeting at
4:30 p.m.
Frank Allison - the front man
of the Odd Sox performs at 8 p.m.
at The Ark
Environmental Health Film
Festival - Of Men and Demons
and The Cost of Cotton will be
shown from noon-i p.m. in
Room 3042 H. Vaughan Bldg. of
the School of Public Health
University Orchestras - the
University Concert Orchestra and
the Symphony Orchestra perform

Students gather to discuss
solutions to air pollution

by Julie Foster
Daily Staff Writer
A group of about 20 people gath-
ered in Angell Hall yesterday to take
a "breather" from classes, and discuss
air pollution in an issues forum for
Earth Week.
Each participant filled out a bal-
lot stating their views on air pollu-
tion and solutions to the problem.
The ballots will be sent to local and
national legislators.
Earth Day 1990, the group orga-
nizing Earth Week, presented a video
to familiarize the group with the
problem of air pollution and to in-
troduce three different solutions for
discussion:
"Planetary Housekeeping" The
plan would force individuals to
change their lifestyles, and create
laws banning the use of many envi-
ronmentally harmful products.

"The Balancing Act" Balancing
environmental concern with other is-
sues, this plan would require scien-
tific evidence before environmental
protection programs are undertaken.
It would require more frequent car in-
spections and better automotive pol-
lution-preventative equipment.
"Carrots and Sticks" This plan
would punish polluters by putting a
higher tax on products which are en-
vironmentally damaging.
The group discussed the pros and
cons of all three proposals. They
said the main problem with
"Planetary Housekeeping" was the
cost and the elimination of consumer
freedom to choose products. A posi-
tive aspect was the plan's immediate
and severe action.
The group said "The Balancing
Act" was too much like the status
quo and more immediate action

needed to be taken. A positive point
was the willingness of the public to
accept it.
The group said "Carrots and
Sticks" was realistic and workable
since it uses money as an incentive.
However, they said it teaches people
to do the right things for the wrong
reasons and said a plan is needed to
change people's outlook, not just
their behavior.
The group discussed the proposed
solutions together, but came to sepa-
rate conclusions about which plan
would work best. "We isolated them
into three categories, but they sort of
overlap, and I think any solution
would require a combination of the
three." said Doug Klimesh, a former
University student.
LSA senior Theresa Trzaskoma
favored the first choice. "We need to
take action now, preventative action
and not retrospective action."

BILL
Continued from page 1
"Even the county deputies are
somewhat democratically con-
trolled," Dolgon said. "Students can
organize and vote county officials
out of office. If the regents are our
only democratic body, we are in des-
perate need for another one. The state
population (which elects the regents)
has no idea what goes on at the Uni-
versity."
Although the bill would not give
University deputized officers any
powers not given to county deputies,
Dolgon said the legislation will in-
crease the number of armed officers
on campus, and the likelihood of
abuses.
CINEMA IRETR

VOTE
Continued from page 1
racism or ethnic intolerance. Pro-
posal B would broaden the course
criteria to include international is-
sues.
Curriculum Committee member
and Greek and Latin Prof. Ruth
Scodel said the intention of the new
proposals was to avoid "just a vague
non-Western (course) requirement."
Black Student Union member and
LSA junior Crystal Gardener, was
disappointed the faculty didn't reach
a decision. "They don't seem to be
as pressed as the students are to take
action," she said.
The course requirement was one
of 12 demands presented to the ad-
ministration by the United Coalition
Against Racism on March 5, 1987.
Stanford University's non-West-
ern studies distribution requirement
was cited as a good model. Although

Stanford's requirement has existed
for several years, debate still rages
over whether it should be narrowed
to specifically an ethnic studies or
contemporary social issues course,
said Brad Hayward of the Stanford
Daily.
Faculty were also concerned over
who should oversee the proposed dis-
tribution requirement, the Curricu-
lum Committee or a specialized
board. Some suggested the proposed
board of five faculty and three stu-
dents for University Course 299, a
new fall term course focusing on
racism, could take on the responsi-
bility of organizing a requirement.

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