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.Students question officials
on campus deputization




Eby Josephine Ballenger
$aily Crime Reporter
Students questioned University
:and city officials who spoke on the
University's recent decision to im-
plement a deputized police force
during a conference yesterday.
Aerospace Engineering Prof.
:Harris McClamroch, a member of
the University Task Force on
Campus Safety and Security, said
the faculty-student task force was
formed in March 1989 to address
"the human climate" on campus.
A year later, the committee
made 12 recommendations, includ-
ing increasing the number of Uni-
versity deputized police officers.
The University administration
:had two choices, McClamroch said
buying more services from the
:Ann Arbor Police Department or
;implementing its own private
police force.
The University's Board of Re-
gents chose the latter this June,
when it approved a proposal to in-
crease the University's deputized
fleet to approximately 24 officers
over the next three years.

firm to search
for new dean

Currently the Department of
Campus Safety and Security (CSS)
employs only two deputized police
officers in addition to 18 non-depu-
tized security officers.
The University police fleet will
be deputized by the Washtenaw
County Sheriff and will enforce
state and University laws, not city
The task force's suggestions,
McClamroch said, responded to
findings that the University placed
rather high (compared to other
large Midwestern universities in
the study) in the ranking of cam-
puses crime rates. The crimes
ranked included larcenies, rob-
beries, rapes and harassment.
McClamroch said the task
force's philosophy was that
campus "safety had to be increased"
and that a "University (police
force) would do a better job in
meeting our needs (than the city)."
"The fact that it (deputization)
was passed in the summer without
student and faculty involvement
and discussion was unfortunate,"

McClamroch said.
A few students were dissatisfied
with the notion that deputized Uni-
versity police would solve, or even
deter, campus crime.
Corey Dolgon, Rackham repre-
sentative to Michigan Student
Assembly, asked for "evidence that
a University police force would
deter these crimes," particularly
sexual assault. "You're not going
to be able to stop a rapist because
you won't even know it's going
on," he said.
"There are few (campuses) com-
parable to the University's size
that don't have their own police
force," McClamroch responded.
The task force, he said, studied
other campuses with their own
police forces, such as Michigan
State University and University of
Ann Arbor's acting police chief
William Hoover said that he and
CSS Director Leo Heatley have
"worked our way through issues


(regarding the logistics of two
police forces) to be successful."
The University and city police
forces will provide services to each
other if needed, Hoover said.
Whether a campus fleet will be
more efficient than Ann Arbor
police, "is hard to say," he
continued. "We'll have to see."

by Shalini Patel
Daily Staff Reporter
The Business School Dean search
committee decided this week to em-
ploy the services of Lamalie Associ-
ates, a professional search firm, to
help in its nationwide search for a
new business school dean.
Former business school dean
Gilbert Whitaker was appointed to
the position of University Provost
and Vice-President of Academic Af-
fairs this summer.
In the last several years, Lamalie
has conducted the searches for the
University President; the deans of
the medical school, the school of
public health, and the dental school;
and the Vice Provost of Information
The committee chose Lamalie,
which has been in business since
1967, after hearing presentations
from four different firms on Monday.
"They (Lamalie) are very familiar
with Michigan and would be able to
give us an accurate picture of candi-
dates," said committee chair George
Siedel, Business School Prof.
Lamalie will help the committee
identify and screen some of the 200-
300 expected applications.
Siedel, who expects to "receive
internal as well as external recom-
mendations" said he believes the
firm will help in finding the best
candidate for the job.

Lamalie is also expected to use
its "powers of persuasion" in con-
vincing qualified people to apply for
the position of dean for the business
Dr. Bernard Matchen, the current
dean of the dental school, said he
"had no intention of coming to
Michigan" from the University of
North Carolina until Lamalie con-
vinced him.
Matchen, who has been dean for a
little over a year, said he applied
after Lamalie did a "selling job" on
him. "They're very good representa-
tives of the school," he added.
Professor and interim chair of the
department of sciences at the dental
school, John Drach headed the search
committee that found Matchen.
While the committee made the
decisions, Drach said, the firm saved
faculty a lot of time by becoming
the University's agent.
Although the actual figure has
not been decided, Siedel said the
standard price for search firms like
Lamalie Associates is one-third the
first-year salary of the hired person-
nel. Before Whitaker left his annual
salary was $155,451.
The University's Lamalie con-
tact, Jerry Baker was unavailable for

*Law Prof. MacKinnon speaks on role of
law in abortion and sexual assualt cases
by Henry GoldblattM
Daily Staff Reporter for equality is what white males against male aggression, she said. MacKinnon spoke briefly of

There was standing room only in
Hutchins Hall Auditorium last
night, as more than 300 students
gathered to hear Law Prof. Catharine
'lacKinnon speak on the role of the
law in women's lives.
MacKinnon began her speech
with a history of women's issues in
the United States. She views the
fundamental problem with U.S. laws
regarding rape and abortion as stem-
ming from history.
"The law was developed when
women were not allowed to read and
write the precedent," she said. "The
*act that women have voluntarily
engaged in law is a triumph of de-
termination over despair."
She described the United States
legal attitude towards women as
ranging "from anathema to af-
MacKinnon stretched this analy-
sis to today's debates over abortion
and rape. She feels that men who
make laws make them in reference to
"themselves. "The implicit standard

value about themselves and others...
usually this means that you should
be (a white male)."
She said these laws are inherently
flawed because few men get raped
and men don't have abortions.
"This reality of women's condi-
tions calls for a theory of women's
inequality of its own," she said.
MacKinnon said men choose
when it is acceptable for women to
get an abortion.
"Men may relate with fetuses be-
cause all men have been fetuses and
never will be pregnant women." She
said that the analogy that the fetus is
part of a woman's body part is
wrong because the fetus takes much
from a woman and contributes little.
She expressed concern that "if the fe-
tus is deemed a person, it could have
more rights than a woman, espe-
cially since the decision is made by
She was equally concerned with
rape and assault laws. These laws
provide little or no = protection

They restrict birth control access,
don't provide enough social support,
and undermine women in poverty
she added.
These laws harm women because
they are not given a full choice said

pornography in a question and an-
swer session in reference to the con-
troversial photography exhibit of
Robert Mapplethorpe. She said the
law condones exhibits such as this
because they have "artistic value".
"There can be no trade off be-





'Men may relate with fetuses because all
men have been fetuses and never will be
pregnant women' - Catharine MacKinnon,
Law School Professor


"Women are caught between sex
use and aggression on one hand and
economic conditions on the other.
They are prevented from having chil-
dren they do want and forced to have
the children they don't want," MacK-
innon said. "Abortion offers the only
way out. The abortion decision pro-
vides a moment of power in a life
led in unequal conditions, which she
can't control... until this context is
changed only pregnant women can
choose life for the fetus."

tween harm and aesthetics," in re-
gards to art, she said.
Students reaction was generally
in support of MacKinnon's views.
She made an "insightful critique of
society," said Erik Lindberg, a sec-
ond year law student.
"She was right on the money, I
pretty much agreed," said Elizabeth
Abood, a second year law student.


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Sunrunner racers
head to Australia



bit Chris Afendulis
While other engineering students
plug away at their studies next
month, members of the University's
Solar Car Team will be racing across
the dusty terrain of the Australian
Outback against opponents from
around the world.
As part of their victory in this
summer's GM Sunrayce USA, the
team will compete with various in-
trnational professional and amateur
teams from around the world at the
orld Solar Challenge, a race to be
held in Australia November 11-22.
The first place finish of the Sun-
runner in the GM college-team solar
car race gave the team the opportu-
nity of the Australia trip. The second
and third place finishers in the GM
race, Western Washington Univer-
sity and the University of Maryland,
Will also attend.
The team has stepped up its
fundraising efforts to cover the costs
of the trip and subsequent modifica-
tions to the car.
Doug Parker, the team's logistics
apid finance coordinator, put the
team's current contribution total at
$1.2 million. Most of the support
comes from corporations, who also
provide technical and laboratory as-
"It's a full-blown business en-
tity," said Parker, referring to the fi-
nancial maneuvering necessary to
make the project competitive.
The Sunrunner was shipped intact
to Australia on a Lufthansa 747 last
Members of an advance team will
fly to Australia tomorrow to ready
the car and the rest of the crew - 20
members are participating in the race

- will leave on Oct. 22. The team
will then have approximately two
weeks to acclimate themselves to the
different racing conditions.
The race will span 1800 miles of
the Australian outback, beginning
on Nov. 11. Engineering senior and
one of two solar car drivers Dave
Noles said the Sunrunner should fin-
ish the trip on Nov. 17 or 18. An
awards ceremony will take place
Nov. 22.
The team will face much stiffer
competition in Australia than they
did this summer, racing against 29
other entries, many of them spon-
sored by major corporations such as
Honda, Toyota, and Nissan.
To prepare for the challenge, the
team modified the car by dropping
weight and improving the motor said
Members view the synchroniza-
tion of the team's individual tasks
during the race as vital to their suc-
cess in Australia. Project Manager
Susan Fancy, an engineering and
LSA senior, stressed the team's
strength in this area, attributing it to
the interdependence that was needed
in designing and building the car.
Some team members, such as
Parker, have already graduated, but
the others took a term off from
school to prepare for and take part in
the race.
Noles said he was willing to sac-
rifice the time for the opportunity to
race in Australia, calling it "the ex-
perience of a lifetime."
Fancy admitted she has desire to
graduate, but said she decided to take
part because the race "isn't an oppor-
tunity that comes around often in

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