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U-Wise.
students
protest
*ROTC
by David Parrish
Students at the University of
Wisconsin are protesting a decision
by their chancellor to ignore a fac-
ulty recommendation that the Re-
serve Officer Training Corps be
barred from campus for discriminat-
iog against lesbians and gay men.
Approximately 30 students began
a sit-in at the Wisconsin chancellor's
office last Wednesday, calling for
Chancellor Donna Shalala to sign a
public statement recognizing
ROTC's discrimination on the basis
of sexual orientation.
Shalala refused to sign the state-
ment, saying the university could
not change ROTC's policy because
tile policy is mandated by the United
States armed services. She said the
students should direct their protest to
the federal government.
Discrimination by the Depart-
ment of Defense, and hence ROTC,
has has been upheld by the United
States Supreme Court.
Last December Wisconsin faculty
voted to recommend to the chancel-
l*r that Wisconsin's ROTC be given
four years to change its policy or be
banned from campus.
Three weeks ago Shalala con-
vinced Wisconsin's Board of Regents
to disregard the faculty recommenda-
tion.
"I am against the ROTC policy,
a is the university," Shalala said.
But the university can not change
the Defense Department policy and
I must help ROTC change its discrim-
iniation policy from within, she said.
She asked that the regents review the
situation in two years.
However, because ROTC can not
change its policy by itself, the
protesters said a more effective ac-
tion for the university would be to
either bar the program from campus
car to publicly denounce ROTC's
discrimination.
The protesters have asked that the
university publicize ROTC's dis-
crimination within the literature it
sands to incoming students.

I

The Michigan Daily - Monday, April 23, 1990 - Page 3
Speaker calls
for Cyprus'
reunification

JUOSEJUAREI1lLatIy
Students from Hong Kong sing as part of the "Keep Hope Alive!" concert last night at Mendelssohn Theatre.
The concert was held in commemeration of the one-year anniversary of China's movement for democracy.
Concert honors Chinese
dem ocracy movement

by Melissa Price
The cry "Democracy for China!"
echoed throughout Mendelssohn
Theater last night as Rock Erickson,
a singer and songwriter from Madi-
son, Wisconsin, concluded his per-
formance of "Tiananmen Song."
More than 600 people attended
the concert of music, dance, and po-
etry to commemorate the one year
anniversary of China's pro-democ-
racy movement.
"A democratic China will be a
long struggle," said Allen Wu, an
Engineering senior.
"The point this concert is trying
to make is that people shouldn't for-
get after six months or a year. It's a
reminder that human rights condi-
tions in China are worse now than
before," he said.
Dr. John D'Arms, dean of the
Graduate School and vice provost for
academic affairs, opened the concert
with a slide show.
After a report on conditions in
China, Erickson performed his song
"The Human Race," which was the
anthem of the first congress of the

International Federation of Chinese
Students and Scholars last year. His
performance was followed by tradi-
tional Chinese dances, piano and
cello solos, choral music, poetry
readings and the play "For a Better
Future", written, directed, and per-
formed mainly by students. Girls
from the Ann Arbor Chinese School
executed a Chinese drum dance, and
students from Hong Kong sang Chi-
nese folk songs. Each act was intro-
duced in Chinese.
Families, individual community
members, and students packed the
theater to voice their support for
Chinese democracy.
"This concert shows that we care
about China", said Shiyuan Gou, an
Engineering graduate student.
Feng Dai, one of the event's or-
ganizers, said students in China will
receive news of American students'
support through networks of friends
and the media. June Fourth, a stu-
dent-run radio station named for the
date of the Tiananmen Square Mas-
sacre, broadcasts from Chicago to
stations in China.

The Democracy for China Foun-
dation, one sponsor of the concert,
provides financial support to June
Fourth and other modes of commu-
nication, such as the Free Press Her-
ald. Composed mainly of students,
the charitable foundation has donated
$3,000 to $4,000 to the families of
victims of the Tiananmen Square
massacre.
Human Rights for China, another
charitable organization sponsoring
the event, hopes to foster an aware-
ness of the Chinese people's plight
through the concert and a rally in
downtown Detroit June 3.
Dai contends that American stu-
dents should organize themselves to
apply social pressure on the United
States to encourage Chinese democ-
racy, and on China to ensure modera-
tion in the treatment of protesters.
The Chinese Student Union and
the Chinese Student Solidarity
Union sponsored the event, aided by
the Michigan Student Assembly, the
University, the Ecumenical Campus
Center, individuals, and other groups
promoting human rights in China.

by Ruth Littmann
Daily Staff Writer
The Berlin Wall has fallen; South
African 'apartheid is crumbling; but
on the island of Cyprus, located in
the Mediterranean Sea off the coast
of Turkey, Cypriots are "refugees in
their own country," said Elias Eli-
ades, counselor to the United Na-
tions' Permanent Mission of
Cyprus.
Eliades spoke Friday night in
Rackham Auditorium.
Addressing an audience of more
than 300, Eliades denounced the
1974 division of Cyprus into a
northern territory under Turkish mil-
itary rule, and a southern territory,
which is still governed by Cyprus'
pre-1974 democracy.
Eliades said Turkey invaded
Cyprus in 1974, intending to colo-
nize the island and destroy Cypriot
culture. After becoming independent
from Britain in 1960, Eliades said,
Greek and Turkish Cypriots lived
together peacefully for 14 years until
the invasion.
"The culture of Cyprus has been
scattered all over the globe as a con-
sequence of Turkish invasion," he
said.
Greek and Turkish Cypriots cur-
rently cannct travel to each other's
territories, Eliades said, referring to
the situation as "a political anachro-
nism, an affront to democracy, hu-
man values, and the fundamental
rights of man.
"Barriers are coming down ev-
erywhere. Foreign troops are going
home... And yet, the apartheid state
in Cyprus remains," he said. "Why
should Cypriots be denied human
rights in their own country?"
Calling for a reunified, demilita-
rized Cyprus, Eliades discussed U.N.
proposals for solving the conflict.
Eliades advocates the U.N.'s pro-
posal for a federal republic, which he
said would ensure equal representa-

tion for Greek and Turkish Cypriots.
Turkey has not cooperated in the
negotiation process, he said, adding,
"Current leaders (of Turkish Cyprus)
have derailed the negotiating process
by insisting on the permanent parti-
tion of Cyprus."
Members of the Hellenic Stu-
dents Association (HSA), which
sponsored the event, said the speech
was informative.
"I think (Eliades) was very quiet
and cool. Pretty objective," said
Kostas Mandilaeis, a Rackham grad-
uate student and HSA member.
"I thought the speech was fairly
impartial, considering the intricacies
of the matter," said Nick Kastanias,
HSA member and first-year student.s
Tayfun Akin, a Rackham gradu-
ate student and member of the Turk-
ish Students Association (TSA)
agreedthat the speech was successful
"in a sense that it was offering solu-
tions." However, he disagreed with?
Eliades over the U.N.'s proposal and,
said he worries Greece and Cyprus
might form an anti-Turkish alliance
if Cyprus becomes a federal republic
Akin, who also denied Eliades'
claim that Turkey has not cooperated
in negotiations, said, "In 1984 and
1986 Turkish Cyprus accepted the
U.N.'s solution proposals. In 1986;
both presidents came to New York,
to sign the agreement, but at the last-
minute, the Greek Cypriot president;
changed his mind. This was not ad-'
dressed in the speech."
Eliades said prospects for assuag-
ing conflict in Cyprus look dim.-
However, members of HSA and
TSA said they will work to improve
communication between Greek and
Turkish students on campus.
"I think any sort of dialogue be-
tweenthe two groups benefits under-
standing on both sides and helps to
alleviate tensions between the Turk-,
ish and Greek sectors," said Eleni
Eleftheriou, HSA president and LSA
senior.

Camp to challenge low-income youths, provide support

Iy Claudine Coulon
A special camp to open in
Washtenaw County this summer
*ill challenge youths to remain sub-
spance free and sexually inactive un-
til they reach adulthood.
Camp Challenge, founded by the
I4etwork for Economic Development
Service, Inc. (NEED), is an inten-
sive four day program that will tar-
get "high risk" youths, those who
are most likely to become teenage
parents or drug users.
"What the kids need these days
are some hands-on motivation sys-
toms to offset peer pressures in the
community," said Safiya Cabell-
Khalid, NEED program director, and
founder of the camp.
Cabell-Khalid created the camp in
response to requests from low-in-
CORRECTIONS

come parents who expressed interest
in a program that would prevent
their preteen and teenage children
from getting involved in substance
abuse and parenthood.
Cabell-Khalid stressed that Camp
Challenge, located at the YMCA -
run Camp Storer in Jackson, will
work to establish a positive envi-
ronment for the youths.
The camp, which runs over two
long weekends, will accept 200
youths this summer. Youths 10-12
years old will participate on one
weekend, and a group of 12-16 year
olds will participate on the other. If
NEED receives more than 200 appli-
cations, Camp Challenge will oper-
ate on a first-come, first-serve basis,
and those youths denied acceptance
this year will have first priority next

summer, Cabell-Khalid said.
The programs include workshops
on substance abuse, teenage preg-
nancy, fatherhood, and self-esteem.
Volunteer counselors will discuss

not become teenage parents."
Camp Challenge will go beyond
the bounds of emotional support and
guidance; financial rewards will be
offer'ed to youths who stick to a con-

'The concept of Camp Challenge is to
reward those who do not experiment with
drugs and who do not become teenage
parents'
- Safiya Cabe/I-Khalid
NEED program director

the contract, and if the campers suc-
ceed in keeping their end of the bar-
gain, they will receive a monetary
bonus of at least $25.00, and possi-
bly as much as $100.00, at the
year's end. For the older children,
NEED will offer larger monetary
amounts which can be used for col-
lege.
Each child will be paired with a
mentor during the camp. The mentor
will remain in contact with the child
for at least one year.
The program will be run by vol-
unteers, who will act as mentors,
camp counselors, and group leaders.
"Volunteering will have immedi-
ate and 'trickle-down' effects," Ca-
bell-Khalid said. Immediately, the
children will have the advantage of a
support system through their men-

tors. "If you want to be somebody
and you share those feelings with a
child, you can make diamonds in the
rough sparkle, and these kids are di-
amonds in the rough," she said.
NEED, which was established in
October 1987, is a non-profit orga-
nization. The original goal of NEED
was to assist welfare recipients in
securing jobs by working with the
Department of Social Services. In
1988, NEED decided to extend its aid
to all low-income families in the
Washtenaw area.

the reasons teenagers become preg-
nant and choose to use drugs.
"Adults tend to teach, to preach
at them (the youths)," Cabell-Khalid
said. "The concept of Camp Chal-
lenge is to reward those who do not
experiment with drugs and who do

tract they will sign, in the presence
of a mentor, on the last day of camp
activities.
In the contract the child agrees
not to use any drugs, become preg-
nant, or father a child. Parents, men-
tors, and schools will have a copy of

There is one Native American in the School of Public Health. This
information was incorrectly reported in last Friday's Daily.
THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

and

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D aifq,
Ceam6Lied

Meetings
UM Taekwondo Club -
'beginners welcome 7-8:30 p.m.
2275 CCRB
UM Shorin-Ryu Karate-do
Club - beginners welcome 7:30-
8:30 p.m. in the CCRB small
gym
Asian American Association -
general meeting at 7 p.m. in the
Trotter House
Student Initiative --- meeting
to discuss activity on campus at 7
p.m. in the Union Crofoot Room
Speakers
"Laboratory Ethics: Are there
Problems?" -Nicholas Steneck
speaks at 4 p.m. in room 1640
Chemistry Bldg.
"The Mythology of the
Kal vya a " - Juha Y.
Pentikainen speaks at 3:10 p.m.

Furthermore
Free Tutoring - for all lower
level science and engineering
courses; 7-11 p.m. in UGLi Rm.
207 and 8-10 p.m. in the Bursley
East Lounge and the South Quad
Dining Hall
Safewalk - the night-time safety
walking service is available from
8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. in UGLi Rm.
102 or call 936-1000; the last day
of service will be April 24, 1990
with reopening in September
Northwalk - the north-campus
night-time walking service is
available from 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
in Bursley 2333dor call 763-
WALK; the last day of service
will be April 24, 1990 with
reopening in September
ECB Peer Writing Tutors -
peer writing tutors available for
help on papers 7-11 p.m. in the

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