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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, October 31, 1990 - Page 3

} Asian
t by Matt Adler
Charles Pei Wang, the Vice
Chairperson of the United States
Civil Rights Commission, said yes-
terday that Asian Americans have
1 faced many of the same problems as
other racial minorities but their
struggles have not been given the
a same consideration.
Wang spoke about Asian Ameri-
can civil rights at the Law School's
Hutchins Hall yesterday.
Asian immigrants "were sojourn-
ers. We came to ease the labor short-
age...to help with railroads, mines
and farms. As soon as we hit the
SDepression, the door started to
close," Wang said. "That's when the
discriminatory behavior became so
Wang said that until the recent
: increase in Asian immigration, the
problems of Asian American civil
rights were not an issue in American
e society..
sInhis assessment of the current
state of civil rights for Asian Ameri-
cans, Wang used an analogy of "a
tale of two cities." He said Asian
Americans are perceived as being an
r advantaged group in society, but in
reality suffer from the same prob-
lems that other racial minorities
i face.
He said people are deceived by the
t fact that the Asian community has
* the highest average family income.
r They ignore the fact that an unusu-
ally large number of Asians live be-
-1lw the poverty line.
Wang also talked about current
crises in the Asian American com-
" 'munity such as the conflict between
Blacks and Koreans in New York
A group of Black New Yorkers
re boycotting a Korean grocery
Atore in Brooklyn over an alleged in-
cident of racial harassment by one of
the store's workers.
Ed Sim, Co-President of the
Asian American Law Students Asso-
k iation, which sponsored the speech,
said that Wang had been chosen to
4 speak because of the situation in
'New York.
1I _ First-year law student Tim
Williams found Wang's speech en-
4 "All people of color should band
V.together...When a Black man is
' threatened, Asian Americans and all
,people of color should feel threat-
ened," Williams said.



Appeal procedure to be emphasized to groups

by Christine Kloostra
Daily MSA Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly
will continue allocating funds to
student organizations using the pro-
cedures outlined in MSA's Compiled
Debate has surrounded funding
procedures for several weeks. Last
week, Budget Priorities Committee
(BPC) Chair Charles Dudley an-
nounced he was cancelling the re-
mainder of the committee's hearings
and leaving it to the whole assembly
to determine allocations.
It was determined by MSA's
steering committee, however, that
Dudley did not have that authority,
and that the budget process will re-
main as it is.
"Any given person doesn't have
the power to change those proce-
dures," MSA President Jennifer Van
Valey said.
The controversy began at MSA's
Oct. 23 meeting, when members of
Recycle U-M addressed the assembly
during constituents' time to request
an increase in their allocation. Recy-
cle U-M originally requested $3,734
and was allocated $200. The assem-
bly increased this allocation to $320.
Dudley contended the members of
Recycle U-M were out of order in

addressing the assembly and should
have been directed to follow the ap-
peals procedure outlined in MSA's
Compiled Code.
"This raping of the Compiled
Code, like a rapist in the night, is
totally out of order and out of line,"
he said, after the meeting.
Van Valey said the appeals proce-
dure would be emphasized to student
organizations and they would be en-
couraged to follow it if they disagree
with their allocation.
'This raping of the
Compiled Code, like a
rapist in the night, is
totally out of order
and out of line'
- Charles Dudley
BPC Chair
The Compiled Code explains that
"organizations may appeal an MSA
allocation on the basis of a violation
of procedure by the BPC or the As-
sembly or because pertinent informa-
tion was not considered..."
The appeal must be brought be-
fore Steering Committee within a
week after the funding was approved.

She said, however, that student
groups would be allowed to address
the assembly if they chose, and
MSA could continue to make ad-
justments to BPC recommendations.
"There are times when the as-
sembly wants to make changes," she
said, adding that to prohibit student
groups from addressing the assembly
"goes against everything I believe
Dudley said he still reserves the
option not to have BPC hearings.
"I'm seriously considering that at
this time," he said.
All student groups requesting
funding are given a hearing with the
BPC to define what the allocation
will be used for.
Van Valey said Dudley could not
cancel the hearings, and if he does so
the Assembly could remove him as
BPC chair.
Dudley continued to express his
displeasure with the allocations by
introducing a resolution at last
night's meeting to rescind the alloca-
tions made last week.
"We owe more to this campus
than to play games with our proce-
dures," Dudley said.
The resolution, which failed, was
met by opposition by several as-
sembly members.

Community High School student Dion Pittman skateboards outside the
Union yesterday afternoon.

by Gil Renb

recycling program to reject telephone books


The University's Plant, Grounds
and Waste Management Department
has announced its recycling program
will no longer collect telephone
books and student and faculty direc-
Phone books, which are anath-
ema to people in the recycling indus-
try for several reasons, are printed on
very low-quality paper for which
there is not much demand.
"So much paper is being recy-
cled... that there's a glut in the mar-

ket," said Jenny Cotner, the Recy-
cling Education Assistant at Waste
Management. "If you take a trip to
any broker you're going to see bales
and bales and bales of paper waiting
for a buyer.,
With so much paper waiting to
be processed, there is little reason to
accept phone books, Cotner said.
Telephone books are also very
troublesome to deal with because of
their binding, she said. The covers
cannot be recycled with the rest of
the phone book. Also, the glue used

for the hot melt binding is consid-
ered a contaminant which should not
be present in a bale of paper to be
The amount of work required to
purge the phone books of these im-
purities is not worth it, Cotner said.
Phone books will only be ac-
cepted if people are willing to re-
move the covers and glue binding
themselves, Cotner said. Once shorn
of their covers they should be put in
a recycling receptacle for newspapers

The decision to stop collecting
phone books was political as well as
practical. The University brings its
recyclable items to a private, non-
profit organization called Recycle
Ann Arbor, which is under contract
to the city but only has a "handshake
agreement" with the University, said
Buck Marks, the University's Recy-
cling Coordinator.
Marks said last year Recycle Ann

Arbor accepted telephone books from
the University but not from the city,
which resulted in a "political fallout"
and "negative public relations."
The University is currently nego-
tiating a waste disposal and recycling
contract with the city, Marks said,
and "We didn't want to create the po-
litical fallout again this year when
we're in the middle of contract nego-

by Bruce

considers possible move of Psych dept., SAPAC


Those involved with the
University's Sexual Assault
Prevention and Awareness Center
(SAPAC) and the Psychology de-
partment may be forced to leave their
present offices if the University fol-
lows through on a task force rec-
ommendation to convert West
Quad's Winchell Hall to residence
The conversion would add 250

spaces to residence hall housing.
SAPAC moved into its new
Winchell office space this summer.
Julie Steiner, coordinator of
SAPAC, said, "We were told there
was a chance they would move us"
when SAPAC occupied its new of-
Yet Steiner said, "I don't think
they're going to move us" because
the University will likely be slow to
act upon the recommendation.
Albert Cain, chair of the
Psychology department, said "the

department has been prepared to
move for years (and has been) await-
ing the move to East Engineering."
It has been a long-standing
University plan to move the
Psychology department from West
Quad, where it has been put on a
"temporary" basis for over a decade.
"We (the Psychology department)
have been waiting for a new building
(from the University) for something
over 3 decades, and waiting for East
Engineering quarters for about 10
years," said Cain.

Cain said he was not pleased by
the present situation of the depart-
ment being "scattered about 14
buildings around campus." He de-
scribed the West Quad offices as
"depressing, with a number of prob-
Provost Gilbert Whitaker, how-
ever, said the conversion will proba-
bly not take place, but it is "a sug-
gestion for future housing prob-

Associate Professor of Urban
Planning Kate Warner was a member
of the task force initiated by the
Provost. If the Psychology depart-
ment is moved, Warner said she is
not sure if the conversion to resi-
dence hall space will take place be-
cause many different groups want to
be considered for the space besides
the housing department.





What's happening in Ann Arbor today

The Daily misprinted information in an article yesterday about the
Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center. The center has received
budget increases in the last four years.

Health & Fitness ]

EQ/RC Social Group for Les-
bians, Bisexuals and Gay
Men, weekly meeting. Call 763-
4186 (days) or 763-2788 (nights)
for location. 9-11:00.
Revolutionary Workers
League, weekly Public Marxist
Study. East Quad, 52 Greene, 6:30-8.
La Parlotte (The French Con-
versation Club), weekly meet-
ing. MLB 4th Floor Commons, 4-
)UM Students of Objectivism,
,business meeting and current events
discussion. Dominick's restaurant,
Islam in Focus, meeting of Mus-
lim Students Association. Union
Rm. 1809, noon-1:00.
"Technology and the Envi-
ronment," seminar; William Kuhn
and Marc Ross, speakers. 1005 Dow
Bldg., 3:30-5.
"The Capitalist West meets
the Socialist East," Prof. Ge-
orge Cameron, speaker. Lane Hall
Commons Rm., noon.
"Visiting Writers Series Pre-
sents Mary Ruefle," reading
from her work. Rackham Amphithe-
atre, 4:00.

"Some recent developments
and open questions in robust
control theory," Dr. Dennis
Bernstein, speaker. EECS 1200, 4-
Safewalk functions 8-1:30 Sunday-
Thursday, 8-11:30 Friday-Saturday.
Call 936-1000 or stop by 102
Northwalk functions 8-1:30 Sun-
day-Thursday, 8-12:00 Friday-Satur-
day. Call 763-WALK or stop by
2333 Bursley.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors avali-
ble to help with your papers Sunday-
Thursday, Angell/Haven Computing
Center, 7-11:00.
The Yawp, a publication of student
writing, is soliciting submissions of
poetry, short stories and art. Submit
by Dec. 1 at 7611 Haven.
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do
Club, weekly practice. Call 994-
3620 for info. CCRB Martial Arts
Rm., 8:30-9:30.
Central American Beans &
Rice Dinner, weekly dinner. Guild
House, 802 Monroe- St., 6:00.
School of Music's Annual
Halloween Concert. Hill Aud.,

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