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The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, November 7, 1990 - Page 3

Assembly
:Attendance
The following Michigan Student Assembly
members were present for opening and
closing roll call at last night's meeting:
Stephanie Andelman (LSA)
Mary Aitken (Nat. Res.)
Amy Arnett (LSA)
Eric Baumann (Rackham)
*Melissa Burke (LSA)
Angie Burks (LSA)
- Lynn Chia (LSA)
Scott Chu pack (En in.)
Paula Church (LSA)
Bill Cosnowski (Engin.)
~'Jennifer Dykema (LSA)
Brian Johnson (Engin.)
Steven Kahl (Bus.)
Steve Koppelman (LSA)
,. Liz Moldenhauer (Art)
Susan Richey (Pharmacy)
Joe Scirotta ( LSA)
Lisa Schwartzman (LSA)
Tun Thwin (Rackham)
Jonathan Uy (Med.)
Jennifer Van Valey (LSA)
Hunter Van Valkenburgh
(LSA)
Aaron Williams (Engin.)
The following Michigan Student Assembly
members were absent for either opening or
closing roll call at last night's meeting:
Tony Barkow (LSA)
Matt Benson (Bus.)
Stephanie Brown (Nurs.)
Sreenivas Cherukuri (En in.)
* Corey Dolgon (Rackh am)
Jeff Gauthier (Rackham)
Gene Kavnatsky (Rackham)
Steve Kahl (Business)
Michael Kline (Rackham)
Jason Krumholtz (LSA)
John Lapins (Architecture)
Mike Marderosian (Dentistry)
Aberdeen Marsh (LSA)
Steven McKelvey (Lib. Sci.)
Ken Miller (Rackham)
David Nacht (Law)
Paul Oppedisano (Pub. Health)
Marci Powers (Ed.)
Sundar Ramasamy (Med.)
Rob Reilly (LSA)
Peter S peer (Business)
Alene Taub (Music)

Controversy

confronts

assembly

MSA allocations
anger groups

BRIAN CANTONI/Daily
Angela Burks, MSA vice-president, talks to student leaders about room allocations. More than 100 students came
to the MSA meeting to protest the room allocations proposal.

Action sues party
for election slander

by Christine Kloostra
and Stefanie Vines,
Daily Staff Reporters
All student organizations request-
ing offices from the Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly received space, al-
though many of them were not
happy with MSA's behavior
throughout the process.
More than 100 members of stu-
dent organizations came to the as-
sembly's meeting last night, con-
cerned they would not receive an of-
fice.
Roger Fisher, vice-president of
CUUMBA (Creativity Principles of
Kuaazza) said, "We feel the problem
should be resolved quickly. We are a
big umbrella organization for six
smaller groups. That hasn't been
taken into account."
Fisher added that his biggest pri-
ority was getting his organization
adequate office space.
"We have 300 to400 members.
We don't have adequate space. Half a
closet is not going to eat it," said
Fischer.
Initially, Budget Priorities Chair
(BPC) Charles Dudley did not allo-
cate office space to 31 groups be-
cause an office investigation revealed
fire hazards and unsatisfactory up-
keep and he said assembly members
pressured him to give space to cer-
tain groups and not others.
But the assembly approved an al-
ternate proposal formulated by MSA
President Jennifer Van Valey and
two office coordinators. The pro-
posal, which was amended substan-
tially to comply with the wishes of
many of the groups, provided offices
for all 83 groups requesting one.
"I think it ended fairly," said LSA
Rep. Steve Koppelman. "I'll think
(the student groups) will be happy
once they forget standing for three
hours in the MSA chambers."
Student groups criticized the
methods used to allocate the offices.
Brian Cook, staff member of The
Michigan Review, said, "I think it
is horrid that everyone had to get to-
gether (to obtain office space). We
shouldn't have to do this every sin-
gle year. This organization should

come together so next year we don't
have these problems. This is why
MSA gets no credit from the stu-
dents."
Other organizations, however,
had different reasons for wanting of-
fices changed.
Joe Tillo, Station Manager of the
University of Michigan Amateur
Radio Club, said, "We had a prob-
lem because there is a federal regula-
tion for our group which says that
no one who is unauthorized by the
FCC can be in an office with radio
equipment. If unauthorized members
are in the office we can be fined
$10,000 or be jailed for 10 years."
One student organization wanted
space changed because of a personal
conflict with another student group.
Sangeeta Patel, vice-president of
the Undergraduate Law Club, said
her group didn't want to split an of-
fice with a competing pre-law asso-
ciation. "We didn't want to share of-
fice space with Phi Alpha Delta, a
Pre-law Fraternity, because we both
have practice LSAT's and law school
applications for our members. If we
share office space then they have ac-
cess to our stuff."
Patel added that having to explain
the differences between the two
groups to prospective members con-
tributed to the problem.
"We both serve different func-
tions and it is awkward to explain to
people the differences between our
two organizations if we are both in
the same office. I understand that
there is a problem with space, but if
groups that don't have anything in
common can switch office space
then they should."
Not all students, however, came
to MSA to complain about a spe-
cific change in room allocations.
Troy Hollar, the Gilbert and Sulli-
van Society President said his par-
ticular problem was in obtaining
recognition from MSA.
"We are the second oldest orgagi-
zation on campus and we've never
had a problem in the past getting a
room. I asked Dudley if he was go-
ing to pursue it and he said he
would, but he didn't.

by Christine Kloostra
Daily MSA Reporter
A member of the Action party
filed suit in the Michigan Student
Assembly's Election Court against
the Conservative Coalition (CC)
Monday afternoon.
The suit, filed by LSA sopho-
more Eric Stempien, accuses CC of

Corrections
The Daily misspelled Steve Carey's and Rich Birkett's names yesterday.
Although Carey is not an active opponent of abortion, he said, "I feel
uncomfortable with abortion."
- The Undergraduate Sociology Club does not sponsor the Sociology Film
Lcture Series.
sTHE LIST
What's happening' in Ann Arbor today

violating Chapter 14, Section 65 of
MSA's Compiled Code, which pro-
hibits slander or libel.
Stempien said the suit was filed
in response to two campaign posters
endorsed by CC. One reads, "The
MSA radicals put MSA in Debt by
$100,000. Conservative Coalition
Stopped the Deficit. Don't Let the
Action Radicals Bankrupt Us
Again."
MSA elections will be held Nov.
14 and 15.
An Election Court hearing will
be held this afternoon.
Stempien said the poster implied
that Action was responsible for
MSA's debt, which was incurred two
years ago.
"We weren't even around," Stem-
pien said.
He also contended the poster is
libelous because it implies the debt
has been taken care of, when MSA
is still paying off their loan from the
University.
"We're still in debt. Obviously it
hasn't been cleared up," Stempien
said. "To claim that CC cleared the
debt is false."
The other poster in question de-
picts a toilet with three bills -
$4,000, $3,500, and $1,000 - be-
ing flushed down it, reading "It's
time for MSA to stop flushing your
money down the toilet on foreign
trips."
CC candidate and former MSA
president Aaron Williams pointed
out that the poster does not identify
Action. "Where is Action men-
tioned?" he asked.

;Weetings
iQ/RC Social Group for Les-
,ians, Bisexuals and Gay
Men, weekly meeting. Call 763-
4186 (days) or 763-2788 (nights)
fdr location. 9-11:00.
Revolutionary Workers'
L eague, 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-
6:00.
Latin American Solidarity
o m m i t t e e, weekly meeting.
-Union, 4th floor, 8:00.
M SA Health Issues
Commission mass meeting,
-faturing film "My Left Foot." Topic
will be "Involvement in Heatlh
Issues" and is part of AIDS
Awareness Week. Union, 3rd floor,
MSA Chambers, 8:00.
UM Students of Objectivism
discussion of Ayn Rand's
"Objectivist Ethics" essay. Union
Crofoot Rm., 8:00.
VIA Hillel. Hillel, 6:30.
Speakers
"Structural Nostalgia," brown
bag lunch lecture sponsored by
Hellenic Student Assoc.; Michael
Hertzfield, speaker. 3050 LSA Bldg.,
noon.
"Stereoselective [2,3] -
Willig Rearrangements - The
Synthesis of a Partial
Structure of Amphotericin
B," sponsored by Chem. Dept.;
Prof. Reinhard Bruckner of
Wisconsin, speaker. Rm. 1640,
4:00.
"Detection Systems of

Safewalk functions 8-1:30 Sun.-
Thurs., 8-11:30 Fri.-Sat. Call 936-
1000 or stop by 102 UGLi.
Northwalk functions 8-1:30 Sun.-
Thurs., 8-12:00 Fri.-Sat. 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.
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do
Club, weekly practice. Call 994-
3620 for info. CCRB Martial Arts
Rm., 8:30-9:30.
U of M Cycling Club, weekly
women's ride. For info call Robin
Pena (764-1723). Leaves steps of
Hill Aud. at 3:30.
Central American Beans &
Rice Dinner, weekly event. Guild
House, 802 Monroe St., 6:00.
"Salt of the Earth," film about
women and Mexican zinc miners in
New Mexico, sponsored by Feminist
Women's Union. Guild House, 8:00.
"Life on a Curve," Residence
Hall Repertory Theatre Troupe
presents a show about education.
West Quad Wedge Rm., 10:00.
"Lesbian/gay liberation,
Racism & AIDS: A
Revolutionary Perspective,"
forum sponsored by the
Revolutionary Workers League. East
Quad, Rm. 52 Greene, 6:30.
"The Wrath of Grapes," a film
about the United Farm Workers and
grape boycotts. School of Pubilc
Health, Rm. 1123, noon.
OM 899 Seminar on "FMS
Planning and Scheduling," Dr.
Kai Kleeberg of Hamburg, speaker.
1004 Paton Accounting Center, 7-
9:00.
OM 899 Seminar on "FMS
Scheduling and Control
Problems and Solutions,"
Prof. Kathryn Stecke, speaker. 1004
PAC, 7-8:30.
"Future Goals and
Evaluation" session, part of
Professional Development Program
for International Women. For info

Williams
Williams explained that in the
winter of 1989 MSA allocated
$4,000 to send students to the Uni-
versity of El Salvador and shortly af-
terward allocated $3,500 to send stu-
dents to the West Bank. This sum-
mer, the assembly provided $1,000
to the Palestine Solidarity Commit-
tee for another trip to the Occupied
Territories.
Stempien said the suit addressed
the issue of Action's supporting the
$4,000 and $3,500 allocations. He
agreed that since the money was
spent, the poster was not libelous,
but would continue the suit for slan-
der.
James Green, another CC candi-
date, said the accusations were made
to draw attention away from Ac-
tion's fiscal irresponsibility.
"The allegations are a smoke-
screen to divert student attention
from the real issues of the cam-
paign," James said. "Our party
would look very much forward to
going to Election Court and being
vindicated of any libelous claims."

MSA
by Christine Kloosl
Daily MSA Reporter
The Michigan Student
established a committee li
investigate possible finan
priety on the part of last y
administration.
Student General Co
Gauthier said three incide
sible misuse of funds -
between $30,000 and $
have been uncovered.
Last week, the assemb
a bill for an outstandii
more than $11,000 fromI
Moran, an accounting fir
perform an audit of the
Gauthier said only $6,00
approved for the audit, an

investigates
e of funds
ra charge reached more than $26,000>
Aaron Williams, last year's MSA
t Assembly president and a current engineerg
ast night to representative, denied the charges and
cial impro- explained that members of the Uui-
'ear's MSA versity administration had an infer-
mal agreement with him to pay adai-
unsel Jeff tional funds for the audit.
-nts of pos- Williams did not specify which
- involving administrators agreed to bankroll :the
40,000 - audit's cost.
Gauthier also said that all the
ly received funds allocated for MSA's commit-
ng debt of tee budgets last year were not put
Plante and into those committee's budgets, and
m hired to that an attempted transfer of $10,000
assembly. to pay off the assembly's loan frfi
0 had been the University had not been ap
-'vLu

Iraq promises to
free 108 hostages

The Associated Press
Iraq promised yesterday to free
108 hostages, none of them Ameri-
can, and insisted anew its foreign
"guests" are well-treated. Secretary of
State James Baker pressed U.S. al-
lies about their willingness to go to
war.
The Baghdad government was
keeping an eye on yesterday's mid-
term elections in the United states. It
claimed any slippage in Republican
support would reflect a lack a public
support for President Bush's Persion
Gulf policies.
"The American people will.. .
ask him why he is sending their
sons to be killed in the Arab dessert
and he will reap the fruits of his
mistake," said Iraqi Information
Minister Latif Jassim.
In the latest hostage releases,
Iraq's official news agency said 77
Japanese nationals would be freed in
response to an appeal from former
Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro
Nakasone. It also said 20 Italians,
five Swedes, two Germans, two Por-
tuguese and two Australians would
be allowed to leave.
It did not say when the captives

would be freed, but some had already
begun to assemble at Baghdad hotel.
They were among thousands of
foreigners trapped when Iraq invaded
Kuwait on August 2. Some had been
held at stategic sites as "human
shields" against attack.
Iraq has since freed hundreds of
captives, but Western governments
have expressed growing fears that
Iraq's Saddam Hussein is success-
fully using the hostages to divide the
alliance facing him.
.Baker, meanwhile, was seeking
to strengthen the anti-Iraq coalition.
He is in the Mideast to assess sup-
port for stronger steps against Iraq,
including a possible military strike.
He met yesterday in Cairo with
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak,
but there was no immediate word on
the outcome. Egypt has sent thou-
sands of troops to join the multina-
tional forces assembled in the gulf.

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presents Grace Paley. Hillel,
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