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Vol. CI, No. 37 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Thursday, October 25, 1990

by Brenda Dickinson
Scared, angry and oppressed
women and men told others about
their personal experiences as sur-
vivors of sexual assault and rape at
the fourth annual Speakout last
The Sexual Assault Prevention
and Awareness Center ,(SAPAC)
sponsored the event.
"We need to break the silence,"
Dawn, a member of the audience,
told the crowd of more than 500 as-
sembled at the Hillel Building. "The
more people talk about it, the more
people you will find in the same sit-
Dawn added she felt lucky be-
cause the first thing she did was
speak out when she was kidnapped
and raped by two men a year and a
half ago.
"I found out two other women
had been raped by them and now
they are spending 40 years in jail. It
does a lot of good to talk," she said.
Survivors of sexual harassment,
assault, or any kind of violence were
given three to five' minutes to talk,
either anonymously at the non-media
microphone, or at another micro-
phone for media use.
Issari said three words come to
mind when she thinks of sexual as-
"Fear, invisibility and power.
People fear sexual assault and speak-
ing out to others. Whatever fear it
is, it silences them. It makes them
invisible. We don't acknowledge
their presence and usually this means
their power is taken away and they
feel pushed out into the fringes of
society. We are trying to turn that
around tonight," she said.
Another survivor told the audi-
ence she was glad the center coun-
seled sexual harassment victims and
not just those of rape. She was sex-
ually assaulted by her father.
"Last year I was walking down
the street and a man put his hand on
See SAPAC, Page 2

Kelly to




Search committee recommends
interim vice president for post

Dave Esterbrook and kids from the Ann Arbor YMCA pick out a pumpkin at Farmer's Market yesterday.

by Jesse Snyder
William Kelly, interim vice pres-
ident for research, will be recom-
mended to the University's Board of
Regents for the appointment of vice
president for research by President
James Duderstadt and Provost
Gilbert Whitaker at the November
Kelly replaced vice provost for
research Linda Wilson when she left
the post to become president of Rad-
cliffe College. Kelly has held the
position since July 1989 and will
serve a three-year term if the Board
approves the appointment.
A University advisory committee
began an internal search for a vice
provost for research in December,
1989, but was unsuccessful. The
committee showed early interest in
Kelly, but he declined becoming a
candidate for the provost position.
"We, from the beginning,
thought he was outstanding," said
Prof. Minor Coon, a member of the
advisory committee, "but he wasn't
interested in becoming vice provost
for research."
"We're so pleased he is now,"
Coon added. "He understands the se-
rious problems scientists face; he
understands funding."
"The search gave us a short list,
but we weren't able to appoint any-
one," said Provost Whitaker. "Kelly
had been the interim vice president
for research and (ex-Provost Charles)

Vest said he was doing an outstand-
ing job."
Because the committee was un-
able to find a vice provost, Univer-
sity administrators decided to redes-
ignate the position as a vice presi-
dency that would report through the
provost, Coon said.
Judith Nowack, research policy
advisor at the office of the vice pres-
ident for research, said she is
"delighted" that Kelly will be rec-
ommended for appointment. She
will continue her work with him in
his new position.
Nowack praised Kelly's
"sensitivity to the institution, to the
role of faculty, his excellence in re-
search, his sensitivity to individuals
in research who don't get outside
sponsorship, and his ethical sense."
"He has a deep understanding of.
the nature of research, a good ability
to work with people and he has put
all of these together in an effective
way," Physics Professor Samuel
Krimm said.
Kelly has been a University fac-
ulty member since 1956. He is the
author of more than 50 books and is
a fellow of the Geological Society of
America. He served as chair of the
department of Geological Sciences,
interim director of the Institute of
Science and Technology, and associ-
ate vice president for research from
January to July 1989.
Kelly was unavailable for com-



they were starved

Associated Press
Several Westerners who were held
hostage in Iraq said yesterday their
captors starved them and refused
them medical attention, prompting a
brief riot at one strategic site.
The accounts came as separate
groups of British and American
hostages arrived in London follow-,
ing their release Tuesday. The 32
Britons and 14 Americans were
among hundreds of Westerners held
by Iraq since it invaded Kuwait on
Aug. 2.
In Saudi Arabia, King Fahd ex-
pressed his "firm and unchangeable"
stand that Iraq should withdraw from
Kuwait unconditionally. It was the
second day the Saudis had sought to
quell reports that they want Kuwait
to grant territorial concessions to
Baghdad to prevent war.

Crude oil prices again rose above
$30 per barrel in trading yesterday as
speculators grew more pessimistic
about a solution to the gulf crisis.
Nine of the freed Americans ar-
rived in London yesterday and were
to fly home today. The other five
flew to New York on a flight with a
stopover in Amsterdam.
The leader of an American peace
group, meanwhile, said he was op-
timistic that more Americans would
be released by Friday.
C. Douglas Hosdetter, head of a
delegation from the Fellowship of
Reconciliation, said his group met
with middle-level Iraqi officials in
Baghdad and received "no absolute
commitment, but we are very hope-
Iraq also released 25 Portuguese
stone masons yesterday, a week after

they finished work on a palace for
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Britain's foreign secretary de-
nounced the piecemeal as "grisly and
repulsive," and said Britain would
not be blackmailed into softening its
stance against Baghdad.
In contrast to the piecemeal re-
lease of others, Iraq's ambassador to
France, Abdul Razzak al-Hachimi,
said yesterday that all 327 French
citizens in Iraq and Kuwait could
leave within two days.
Baghdad's decision on the French
hostages was widely seen as an at-
tempt to divide the Western-Arab al-
liance against Saddam.
Returning hostages described
abysmal conditions in Iraq.
"We were really bad shape," freed
Briton Jim Thompson told reporters
See HOSTAGES, Page 2



Civil rights
Senate failed yesterday to override
President Bush's veto of a major six job discri
civil rights bill, sustaining his ob- caused a fur
jection that the measure would lead Court handed
to hiring quotas. would have ba
The 66-34 vote was one shy of tion in the w
the two-thirds majority needed to en- punitive dam
act the bill, and marked the 16th crimination c
time Bush has made a veto stick GOP Lea
without a single reversal, said the bill
Civil rights supporters, rebuffed to reap huge
in enacting their top legislative pri- racial justice
ority, vowed to turn the issue into quotas, quot
an election-year cause in the final ment quotas.'
weeks of a midterm political cam- Added Sen
paign. "Pure and sin
The bill would have overturned it's still a qu

bill fails by

one vote

te upholds Bush veto of anti-discrimination bill

mination decisions that
ror when the Supreme
[them down in 1989. It
anned racial discrimina-
workplace and defined
gages in extreme dis-
Eder Bob Dole (R-Kan.)
would enable "lawyers
profits in the name of
"and result in "quotas,
as, and more employ-
n. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah):
mple, take it from me,
ota bill and a litigation

bonanza for lawyers."
In vetoing the bill Monday, Bush
submitted a compromise measure to
Congress. But civil rights groups
and their backers spurned it, and
vowed to fight again next year.
"Like MacArthur, ...we shall re-
turn... and we expect to win," Ben-
jamin Hooks, president of the Na-
tional Association for the Advance-
ment of Colored People, told re-
Supporters said the bill would be
introduced in identical or similar
form when the new Congress con-
venes in January.

"The President has taken the low
road on civil rights, but that is no
reason for the Senate to take it, too,"
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) said
in a last-ditch appeal for support.
But the vote on the politically
charged issue fell one short of the
two-thirds needed to pass the bill
over presidential objections. Eleven
Republicans joined 55 Democrats in
opposing Bush.
Sen. Rudy Boschwitz (R- Minn.)
who originally opposed the bill,
supported the override.

by Lee Shufro
Speaking from a podium draped
with the words: "No Cops No Guns
No Code," Howard Zinn stressed the
growing need for a revitalized sense
of activism on college campuses.
Zinn's speech, "Challenging the
Knowledge Factory," was sponsored
by the Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) Students' Rights Commis-
sion and is part of Students
Rights/Activism Week. More than
200 people attended last night's
event at Rackham Auditorium.
Zinn, a self described "escaped
professor" from Boston University,
stressed the importance of a new
student movement. "Activism will
be more alive in the 90's. Taking a
look at our current military and
economic crises, coupled with our
inept political system, there is a
growing need for citizen action.
There is so much to do."
Zinn's discussion centered around
putting current student activism into
some kind of historical perspective.

He cited both the 1930s and the
1960s as exciting periods in which
student activism played a major role
in social reforms.
He said current student move-
ments have the same ability to incite
change. "There is great potential for
a stronger student movement than
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by Tami Pollak
There appears to be a problem
with the microphone, the projection
set-up needs re-focusing, a prop is
missing. The crowd pours in, anx-
ious to find a good seat, while a
technical crew of two hurries to fix
the set.
Amidst this excitement, the
headline act, slightly disheveled in
sneakers and an untucked shirt, qui-
etly slips in, takes a gulp from a
giant fluorescent green tumbler, and
then flies into one of the most
chemically charged productions of
the entire year.
But don't bother looking for a
world tour T-shirt or checking your

ested in chemistry," Lee soft-spo-
kenly points out, trying to explain
his goals as a teacher.
"I think there are a lot of people
who can pick up a good novel, like
The Brothers Karimazov, and read
it well. There are very few people
who have picked up a chemistry
book and gotten the message. For
them, going to chemistry becomes
horrible, like going to the dentist,"
he remarks.
As the first real chemist most of
his first-year students meet, Lee is
succeeding at changing this image.
"He's very light-hearted, always
bringing up stories of when he was
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"Before I started teaching, I
never cracked a joke," Lee admits
with difficulty.
Lee has only taught for about
three years. He completed his un-
dergraduate work at Yale without
ever having thought about the fu-
ture, even though as the son of No-
bel Physics Laureate T.D. Lee, he
grew up in a learning environment.
"One day, I realized I was a se-
nior and had no idea what to do
with my life. I didn't have any
goals; the only thing I really
wanted to do was drink good wine.
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