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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom


40 Vol. C, No. 138

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, April 25, 1990

Copyrigh© 1990

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'U' Gi
by Diane Cook
Daily Women's Issues Reporter

reek system



Despite an on-going campus dia-
logue about the possibility of a
University code of non-academic
conduct, little discussion has been
focused on the Greek system, which
is self-regulating.
The University's lack of regula-
tory control over the Greek system
is unlikely to change, without the
implementation of a University
"We're self-regulating," said Eric
Reicin, vice president of the Interfra-
ternity Council (IFC). "We are see-
ing a continual dialogue between the
University and the Greek system.
However, most of the incidents are
handled within us." Reicin would
not comment on the incidents.
Reicin added that University Pres-
ident James Duderstadt has met with
members of the Greek system and
they came to the consensus that the
system will remain self-regulating.
The Greek Activities Review
Panel (GARP) - a review board
composed of IFC and Panhellenic

members - was formed approxi-
mately two years ago to review
complaints from Greek system
members, said Panhellenic advisor
Mary Beth Seiler.
GARP handles complaints about
such things as violations of dry-rush
rules. Seiler said they have not re-
ceived complaints of sexism.
University Relations Executive
Director Walter Harrison agreed with
Reicen's assessment of the meeting
between IFC and Duderstadt.
"(The president and the IFC
members) felt they had developed
GARP to a point where they had
enough authority to handle
(harassment and discrimination) situ-
ations," Harrison said. "They wanted
to have control of this sort of prob-
Harrison said he would like to see
GARP maintain an educational ap-
proach in cases, possibly by coordi-
nating workshops with the Sexual
Assault Prevention and Awareness
"What I'm concerned about here

is education, not punishment. Sex-
ism has no place here and they need
to know that," Harrison said.
He said as long as the University
does not have a broad code for regu-
lation of student conduct, there
should not be exceptions for the
Greek system.
"We want to treat all students
equally," he said. "I would not hold
(members of fraternities and sorori-
ties) to any different set of con-
Inter-Fraternity Council Publicity
Chair Jonathan Fink said if IFC and
the University were to work together
for legislative action in cases of sex-
ism, harassment and discrimination,
it would be important for the IFC to
have more influence on decision-
"Ideally, the University should
deal with these issues with us, but
we should set the focus and the
terms since we are more directly in-
volved," Fink said.
"The IFC (Inter-Fraternity Coun-
See GREEKS, page 2

Zonked out
Engineering junior Tim Renn, left, studies for a math final while his friend, Natural Resources junior Steve Johnson
catches up on sleep in the Grad.

* MSA elects chairs under new partisan controversy

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Daily MSA Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly elected
representatives to chair its committees and
commissions amid controversy that the new
MSA leadership has gone back on their
promises to end partisanship on the assem-
A flier - entitled "The Action Vote"
after the Action party which swept the
spring assembly elections - was distributed
to some of the new representatives at the
meeting. The flier listed who to vote for in
the committee elections.
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recycle bin
for drive

According to MSA's Compiled Code,
once election proceedings are finished, all
campaign parties must cease to exist. The
clause is intended to keep the assembly from
becoming too partisan.
Newly-elected MSA President Jennifer
Van Valey, a.member of the Action party,
said the flier was the result of a meeting Ac-
tion members had this weekend to coordinate
the new assembly.
Rackham Rep. Corey Dolgon, an Action
party organizer during the elections, said
party members distributed the fliers to coor-

dinate "progressive voting."
"We were trying to specifically target
people who we thought would be good for
certain positions," said Dolgon, who helped
coordin..te the weekend meeting. "These de-
cisions were not made on a 'party basis."'
One of Van Valey's campaign promises
was an end to the party politics and partisan
bickering that have plagued the assembly in
recent years.
"Whoever printed up the sheet to remind
people of the decisions people made collabo-
ratively used poor judgement in calling it the

'Action Vote'," Dolgon added.
Dolgon pointed out several names on the
flier who did not run with the Action Party
in the spring elections, but who ran as inde-
pendents or with the Student Impact Party,
or already held seats on the assembly.
Van Valey also denied responsibility for
the flier, and said it should not have men-
tioned the defunct Action Party.
"It should not have said 'Action' because
it was not Action," she said. "Action is no
longer a party. We were simply trying to
coordinate the efforts of the new progressives

on MSA."
Former MSA representative and General
Counsel Mike Donovan said he was dis-
gusted with the implications of the flier, and
could not believe the new administration
could so quickly go back on their word.
"After her election, Jennifer Van Valey
claimed there was no room for party politics
within MSA - that party names should be
left at the door. It seems Jennifer has a short
memory," Donovan said.
See MSA, page 9

Time magazine gives

award to 'U'


by Frank Krajenke
Daily Staff Writer
What do you do with old coursepacks? Besides burn
them, that is.
Recycle-UM is trying to help dorm residents produc-
tively dispose of items - such as used coursepacks -
by placing bins in the dorms to collect recyclables.
Recyclables such as beercans, soda-pop bottles,
boxes, course-packs, wood, flyers, newspapers, books,
report cards and tuition bills are the target of this en-
The "1990 Move-Out Recycling Drive" is sponsored
by the University Housing Division and the Grounds
and Waste Management Department in addition to Re-
cycle U-M.
Dorm residents coordinate the drive.
Drive Coordinator Juli LaSage, a Business School
junior, characterized the practical goal of recycling as
"recovering all items that students would normally
throw away and that can be recycled."
There are three beneficiaries the drive acknowledges.
"We are saying thank you to the custodians, thank
you to the community and thank you to the earth,"
Lasage said.
"Custodians don't have to clean the stuff up, we do-
nate the cans of un-opened goods to the city and a lot of
volume can be reduced, lessening the landfill garbage
crisis," she said.
The Shelter Association of Ann Arbor, working in
conjunction with Recycle U-M, distributes the deposits
from bottles to homeless people, said Peter Nicolas, an
LSA Junior and Shelter Association member.
"With the money from bottles and cans we buy mat-
tresses, pay for utilities, (and) personal hygiene prod-
ucts. We also want to put another deposit on a home so
that no homeless people remain outside during the win-
ter next year," he said.
Mnher-Jnrdan Drive Coordinator David Rettinger.

by Tim Gammons
How does it feel to be one of the twenty
most outstanding college juniors in the nation?
Just ask LSA junior Evan Feigenbaum, con-
sidered by Time magazine to be one of them.
Each year the magazine selects twenty col-
lege juniors from across the nation that have
achieved notable success both academically and
in an additional area of interest out of the class-
room - Feigenbaum was chosen for his activ-
ities in Chinese foreign relations.
"I kind of snuck myself into politics (as an
extra-curricular area of interest). Most of what
I've done has been focused.on China. I speak
Chinese and have spent a bunch of summers in
Beijing," Feigenbaum said. He is double ma-
joring in political science and history.
During past summers in China, Feigen-
baum worked at Beijing universities and as a
bank teller, he said. It was during these sum-
mers that he learned to speak Chinese. Feigenbaum
The award includes $3000 cash, a banquet
and dinner in New York City. Time will run This summer Feigenbaum will work as a
full page feature articles on the winners political analyst at the American consulate in
throughout the year. Guangzhou (Canton province) where the U.S.
Feigenbaum said his application for the State Department determines much of its for-
award was probably different than most in the eign policy, he said. It is an area with which
politics category. "It had a unique bent on poli- Feigenbaum has had much experience.
tics. My politics weren't rhetorical, they were "The year after I graduated from high school
about trying to bring people together and show I worked at the Pentagon. I wrote analytical
them how to live together," he said. papers See AWARD, page 2

Shelly Sugayan, LSA junior, relaxes on the Diag while subconciously
listening to Preacher Mike yesterday.

U' student participates on TV's Jeopardy!

by Claudine Coulon
You think you have it rough.
While most students at the University are writing
term papers until four in the morning and cramming for
finals, LSA junior Matt Miller has had the added pres-
sure of preparing for the Jeopardy College Tournament
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turned Monday evening from his trip to California,
where he spent two full days filming shows.
Every year Jeopardy advertises to attract participants
for its College Tournament.
"I saw the ad last year, and this year I figured I'd send
in for information." Miller said. He was one of 2000
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including Harvard, Georgetown, Rutgers, Northern
Iowa, and Berkeley.
"I was really nervous at first," said Miller, "but I
quickly forgot that the audience was there and that the
T.V. was there; Alex (Trebek) was just some guy, and I
got wrapped up in playing the game."
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