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'U' Pres.,
,meet at
'E. Quad
by Jay Garcia
Daily Staff Reporter
"It's fun to visit next door neigh-
ors," said University President
Names Duderstadt before tensions
rose during a visit with students at
East Quad residence hall last night.
Duderstadt came to speak with
students and answer their questions
about issues concerning them. It be-
came apparent soon that the central
-topic would be the deputization of
campus security officers. Students
Jterrupted Duderstadt several times,
saying they did not accept the statis-
Aics he used to support the Univer-
sity's deputization plan.
Duderstadt defended deputization
Vy stating that the University has
the "highest crime rate in the Big
Ten" Conference, and the Ann Arbor
Police Departments is too inefficient
in responding to campus calls.
"Reliance on community police is
niot adequate," he said.
f On the recent long delay in re-
Vairing lights on the Diag, Duder-
stadt said, "that had something to do
with Detroit Edison."
Some in the crowd that had gath-
ered yelled out their opinions against
J pcomin
'y Lynne Cohn
[gaily Staff Reporter
-A booklet which will use stories
tf- students' experiences to portray
tiie academic climate for University
-iomen will be published within the
iext few weeks.
The Michigan Student Assem-
bly's Women's Issues Commission
,Whd the University president's wo-
"men'sissues task force on the cam-
ppps climate began planning the
bpoklet in December 1989. A spe-
cific date of publication has not been
. t.
The booklet's publication is be-
ng supervised by last year's mem-
bers of both groups in conjunction
With the Center for the Education of
Answers from a 1990 winter term
1survey will appear in the booklet;
the survey was distributed randomly
,t a number of campus locations,
Ticluding the Sexual Assault Preven-
tion and Awareness Center and
Women's studies classes.
The first draft will contain more
than 75 stories gathered from men
apd women of the University's vari-
,,us departments and colleges. The
hgrge number of negative stories por-
ray an academic climate that is hos-
jile and uncomfortable for women.

Election Court
clears CC of

ihbel ch
by Christine Kloostra
Daily MSA Reporter
The Conservative Coalition (CC)
was cleared of three counts of libel
by the Michigan Student Assembly's
Election Court last night.
The suit, filed by the Action
party, addressed three posters en-
dorsed by CC. Eric Stempien, an Ac-
tion candidate who filed the suit
Monday, said he would appeal the
decision immediately.
James Green, a CC candidate
said, "We feel completely vindi-
The suit was originally filed
against two posters, and a third that
appeared Tuesday was added later.
The three posters in question
concerned MSA's debt, funding for
trips outside of the United States,
and denial of office space to certain
student publications.
The court, in a unanimous deci-
sion, found CC not guilty of libel in
regard to two of the posters. The
court also voted 3-1 to clear them of
the libel charge against the poster
discussing the assembly's debt.
The poster read, "MSA radicals
put MSA in Debt by $100,000. Con-
servative Coalition Stopped the
Deficit. Don't Let the Action Radi-
cals Bankrupt Us Again."

Stempien contended that the
poster implied Action was responsi-
ble for a debt MSA incurred two
years ago. He explained that the
party did not exist at the time the
debt was incurred.
"They imply Action radicals put
us into debt and that if we're elected,
we'll do it again," he said. "If you
looked at this poster alone, would it
be libel against Action? You bet it
Election Court Chief Justice
Laura Miller said the poster was
misleading, but that the majority of
the court did not believe there was
"malicious intent" on the part of CC.
She urged CC to be more careful
about the wording of their posters in
the future.
Stempien said he was encouraged
by Miller's comments about the
poster. "Maybe students will look at
these with an eye of scrutiny," he
Green said the libel charges
stemmed from Action's desire to
avoid the issues of fiscal responsibil-
ity and accountability of student
"This case is obviously the result
of the desperation Action is feeling
in not being able to reach the stu-
dents," he said.

University President James Duderstadt answers questions for students at East Quad's Greene Lounge last night.

deputization at which point Duder-
stadt was forced to stop. "I'm trying
to engage in a discourse. I've tried to
level with you. I don't want this to
turn into theater," he said.
Later, the discussion turned to the
topic of the creation of a code of
non-academic behavior. Duderstadt
said the University needed one "like
every college in the America."
Michigan Student Assembly
President Jennifer Van Valey was
present at the gathering and had her'
hand raised for much of the hour, but

'I'm trying to engage
in a discourse. I've
tried to level with
you. I don't want this
to turn into theater'
-University President
James Duderstadt

Duderstadt did not call on her.
Duderstadt "is eloquent at justify-
ing deputization. It's complete im-
age," said Van Valey.
Other questions asked involved
the lack of multi-cultural content in
classes at the University.
"The contribution of people of
color should be included in basic ed-
ucation," said Kelly Johnson, a mi-
nority representative at East Quad.
"A University like this really has
to provide an education for a multi-
cultural world," Duderstadt agreed.



assesses campus climate for,

An equal number of stories show
that professors and teaching assis-
tants have taken steps to make
women more comfortable in an aca-
demic setting.
Approximately 100 students, fac-
ulty members, and staff in leadership
positions throughout the University
will receive the book. Others who
are interested may obtain one by
calling the MSA office.
"The thinking behind creating the
booklet is that it will be useful for
all members of the community to
'The thinking behind
creating the booklet is
that it will be useful
for all members of the
community to know
how it feels when
offensive comments
and actions are made'
- Abby Stewart,
Women's Studies
Program Director
know how it feels when offensive
comments and actions are made,"
said Women's Studies Program Di-

rector Abby Stewart.
"Both men and women appreciate
those professors who specifically use
gender-neutral language," said Nicole
Carson, last year's co-chair of
MSA's Women's Issues Commis-
sion. "Other examples show appreci-
ation for sensitive teachers who say,

'Tell me if I offend anyone,' and pro-
fessors who are conscious of who
they call on, making a point to call
on as many women as men."
Members of both groups hope
that the booklet will eventually be
used as an integral part of TA train-
ing and teacher-student workshops.

"As it is now, TA training (on
sexism) is not required," Carson
said. "There is a coursepack that in-
cludes a few articles about women's
issues, but it is very minimal."
The booklet will eventually be
condensed and will become available
to all on campus.

"I have been surrounded by
women's issues my entire life," said
English course assistant Matt For-
beck, "but I think this kind of a
booklet would be very helpful for:a
TA without that background. TAs
should be made more aware 6f
women's issues in the academic en-

Experts call for expanding campus fitness centers

By Jennifer Weil Recreational Building (CCRB), the mained constant in the past few

In the past decade there has been
a growing trend towards a more
health-conscious society. An ever
increasing number of special diets,
health clubs, T.V. commercials, and
even magazine ads promote the slen-
der, toned body.
"I see people running and bicy-
cling everyday. I also know people
who exercise five to six times a
week," LSA senior Imran Kiani said.
Although there seems to be a
growing trend towards achieving the
"Hard Body," appearances may be
Dr. Michael Stevenson, director
of the Department of Recreational
Sports, said in the past three years
the number of people using the Uni-
versity's recreational facilities has
remained surprisingly stable. Ap-
proximately one million people use
these facilities each year, he said.
The University's three main fa-
cilities are the Central Campus

North Campus Recreational Building
(NCRB), and the Intramural
Building (IM).
Stevenson said, "more students,
especially those living in residence

years, with a slight increase in the
number of men taking these classes.
VanVolkinburg noted that classes
are filled. She said, however, "If
there were more rooms available in

'More students, especially those living in
residence halls, would workout at the CCRB
and the NCRB if more exercise and weight
rooms existed'
- Dr. Michael Stevenson,
Director of the Department of Recreational Sports

chines are popular because they have
a feedback mechanism - such as
distance and calorie counters --
which allow people to determine
how far they have gone and how
many calories they have burned off..
LSA junior Christina Beery
agreed. She said, "I use the Stair-
master because I want to see how
many calories I've burned off while
According to Stevenson, the most
popular aerobic exercise machine
with women is the Stairmaster,
whereas for men it is the free
Stevenson said, "The reason why-
more men use free weights is be-
cause they are more interested in in,
creasing and strengthening muscles
than women, who are more inter-
ested in using a machine like the
Stairmaster, which is more aerobic"
and tones the body. °

halls, would workout at the CCRB
and the NCRB if more exercise and
weight rooms existed."
Due to budget constraints, no fur-
ther expansion of facilities and ma-
chines are planned in the near future.
Patricia VanVolkinburg, director
of the Adult Lifestyle Program; said
the number of people taking aerobic
classes at the CCRB has also re-

the facilities, there would be more
classes for aerobics."
While the number of people en-
tering these facilities has remained
constant, there has been an increas-
ing demand for aerobic exercise ma-
chines such as stair-climbing ma-
chines, rowing machines, and sta-
tionary bicycles.
Stevenson believes these ma-

..r" , i

What's happening i
A G R O C (Lesbian & Gay Men's
Rights Organizing Committee),
,ieekly meeting. Union, Rm. 3100,
,Michigan Video Yearbook,
weekly meeting. Union, 4th floor,
Amnesty International, weekly
meeting of local chapter. B116
MLB, 7:00.
Palestine Solidarity Commit-
tee, weekly meeting. International
Center, 7:30.
El Club de Espanol, weekly
meeting of the Spanish Conversa-
tion Club. MLB 4th Floor Com-
inons, 2:30-4.
ACT-UP, weekly meeting. Union,
Intervarsity Christian Fel-
lowship, weekly meeting. Angell
Hall, Rm. 25, 7:00.
Michigan Video Yearbook,
weekly meeting. Union 4th floor,
Tagar, weekly meeting. Hillel,
Pre Med Club. South Lecture Hall
in Med Sci II, 6:30.
Psi Chi National Honor Soci-
ety for Psychology. Union Rm.
2209 A & B, 6:00.
Journey Women, a women &
spirituality group. Guild House, 802

n Ann Arbor today

"Mapping the Gettysburg
Battlefield," Dr. Ronald Grim,
speaker. William Clements Library,
Studies of the Conformation
of Individual Large Biologi-
cal Molecules in Aqueous So-
lutions," sponsored by Chem.
Dept.; Prof. John Langmore,
speaker. Rm. 1640, 4:00.
Transition in the Faiyum De-
pression of Egypt," brown bag
lecture; Richard Redding, speaker.
Natural Science Museum, 12-1:00.
"Jewish Progressives and
Complicity in Oppressing
Palestinians," sponsored by
PSC; Dr. Marc Ellis, speaker. Rm.
100 Hutchins Hall, 4:00.
Safewalk functions 8-1:30 am
Sun.-Thurs., 8-11:30 Fri.-Sat. Call
936-1000 or stop by 102 UGLi.
Northwalk functions 8-1:30 am
Sun.-Thurs., 8-12:00 Fri.-Sat. Call
763-WALK or stop by 2333
ECB Peer Writing Tutors
available to help with your papers
Sunday-Wednesday, Angell/Haven
Computing Center, 7-11:00.

A2 men arraigned
for sexual conduct
Two Ann Arbor residents were ar-
raigned Monday for criminal sexual
conduct of the first degree. The men
allegedly forced a woman to perform
a sexual act with the threat of a
The complainant filed a report
with Ann Arbor police at 10:49
p.m. Nov. 4. The woman told police
she had been at her boyfriend's
apartment in the 2400 block of Lan-
cashire earlier that night when a
friend of her boyfriend offered the
boyfriend $10, breakfast, and a pack
of cigarettes if the woman would
have sex with him. The boyfriend
agreed, according to the report, but
the woman did not consent to the
deal. The boyfriend and his friend
then got a gun and threatened to
shoot her if she still refused.
She managed to escape after per-
forming oral sex on her boy-friend's
friend. The suspects were located and
arrested by Ann Arbor officers at
Meijer's on Carpenter Rd. Monday
Chris Rezek and John Swencki
are currently detained in Washtenaw
County jail and must pay a $50,000
bond to be released, reported Thomas

Caldwell, city detective. Their pre-
liminary examination is at 9 a.m.
Nov. 14 in the 15th District Court.
The maximum sentence for crim-
inal sexual conduct of the first degree
is life imprisonment.

9:53 a.m. Nov. 5 when a male sus-
pect said to give him money. The
teller gave the man, who had a black
hand gun, $8166. The suspect drove
away in a dark gray, four-door Ply-
mouth Horizon with a Michigan li-
cense plate.
Campus area
Police reports from Nov. 6-7
indicate a third floor room in Bursley
Hall was illegally entered, resulting
in residents' loss of a VCR and
stereo. Police suspect the thief may
have a key.
0 An unidentified person broke
into an apartment on the 1400 block
of Geddes sometime between Nov. 2
and 4. Police reports said the suspect
entered through an unsecured front

door, and took jewelry valued af
Police reports said $1,570
worth of property was taken, includ-
ing a CD player, CDs, a microwave,
TV, and stereo gear from an apart-
ment in the 500 block of Packard bey
tween Nov. 2 and Nov. 4.
A thief entered a residence on'
the 2300 block of Packard through t
locked door and took clothing, a
VCR, an answering machine, a rings
a watch and cash.
An unknown suspect broke
into an apartment in the 500 block
of Church by kicking in the front
door Nov. 5. Residents reported
stereo equipment worth $1,050 was
- by Josephine Ballengei
Daily Crime Reporter

Thieves rob bank
machine user
A strong-armed robbery and car
larceny took place at a bank teller
machine at 1969 W. Stadium when a
woman was making a transaction at
5:51 p.m. Nov. 2. Police reports
said the victim was grabbed from
behind by a male who took her
money, and a second man jumped
into her car and waited for the first
suspect. The suspects then drove off
with the car, in which the woman
had left her keys and purse. The car
was recovered in Detroit the next
Comerica held up
A teller at the Comerica bank at
2001 Huron Parkway was held up at

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