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The Michigan Daily -Thursday, November 29, 1990 - Page 3

SRC prints guide
on student rights

AIDS

epidemic

leaves its mark

4y Matthew Pulliam
aily Staff Reporter
In an effort to update students on
issues of deputization and a code of
n6n-academic conduct, Rackham
graduate student Henry Park and
other activists have published a four-
page "Campus Democracy Report"
With Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) funding.
k The report, to be distributed
cross campus this week, elaborates
the views of the students who have
Orotested deputization and a code.
The paper was originally paid for
.y Park and MSA Students' Rights
Commission (SRC) chair Corey
Dolgon. The assembly voted Tues-
day night to approve a $350 Com-
nunications Committee allocation
o cover the publication of 10,000
zopies, said Rackham graduate stu-
dent and SRC member Mark
Buchan.
"It's put together by students
from SRC, and the funding comes
from Communications," Dolgon
said.
Dolgon added that the publication
is aimed at educating the campus
community. "The University puts
,ut the information it wants, so we
,put out something to counter that,"
e said, referring to the University
Record.
The newsletter opens with an ar-
ticle about the history of "Codes" at

the University and their role in stu-
dents' lives. Many of the descrip-
tions detail the restrictions imposed
by each code, as well as the area to
which the code applies. The paper
features a glossary of terminology,
photos of related events, and four ar-
ticles about current issues.
The paper criticizes those codes
which were instituted without stu-
dent input, such as the 1988 "Policy
on Disruption of Student Activi-
ties," in which, according to the
Campus Democracy Report, "the re-
gents made it clear that they would
support discipline enforced by the
personal whim of the president."
While there is no comprehensive
non-academic code in effect, "He
(University President James Duder-
stadt) specifically said he wants a
code in place this fall," Buchan said.
The second article, entitled "Our
Vision of the Future," proposes var-
ious means for the student body to
regain some control of University af-
fairs that the administration now
holds. Suggestions include:
placing the office of Vice-
President for Student Services in the
hands of students;
University funded expansion
of the Baker-Mandela Center to
combat racism;
increased funding for Safewalk
and Nightowl, as well as the Sexual
Assault and Prevention Awareness
Center (SAPAC).

on county,

'

by Melissa Peerless
Washtenaw County is "coming
of age in the AIDS epidemic" said
Cynthia Wrentmore, the Communi-
cable Diseases Coordinator for the
Washtenaw County Health Depart-
ment.
"AIDS is here for everyone to
see now. There are very sick people
needing a lot of support. The disease
is affecting women and children,"
she said.
Between 1981 and November
1990, 73 cases of "full-blown"
AIDS have been reported in Washte-
naw County. Of those 73 individu-
als, 33 are now dead.
Although national numbers of
AIDS cases are skyrocketing, the
figures for Washtenaw County have
remained relatively constant. In
1989, 15 cases were reported com-
pared with 19 this year, Wrentmore
said.
"I'm worried that because the
numbers are not jumping, people
think that they are not in trouble. As
a matter of fact, they are," Wrent-
more said.
She said the epidemic seems to
be slowing because the drug AZT,
which is used to treat AIDS patients,
prevents people from getting all the
AIDS symptoms. These "walking
well" are not counted in the figures
for full-blown AIDS cases.
In Washtenaw County, two
women have been diagnosed with
full-blown AIDS. Other women
have tested to be HIV-positive, in-
cluding some of child-bearing age.
On campus, the University
Health Service (UHS) provides an
anonymous AIDS testing program.
Students, faculty, and members of
the Ann Arbor community may take
advantage of this service. Non-stu-
dents must pay a small fee.
Since the anonymous testing
program began in April 1987,

roughly 1.2 percent of those tested
have been HIV-positive. UHS con-
ducts between 60 and 80 tests per
month.
As in Washtenaw County, the
number of cases on campus has re-
mained stable since the beginning of
the program.
'AIDS is here for
everyone to see now.
There are very sick
people needing a lot
of support. The
disease is affecting
women and children'
- Cynthia Wrentmore
Communicable Diseases
Coordinator
Polly Paulson, the UHS Health
Education Coordinator, said there are
two key things to do for those who
test HIV-positive. "The patient must
get a medical evaluation as soon as
possible. Early intervention is the
best way to preserve the health of
those who are HIV-positive."
Paulson added that if a student
needs a physician, the Health Service
knows of several area internists who
will treat HIV-positive patients.
In addition to physical care, a
person who has tested positive for
the AIDS virus needs psychological
support. Wellness Network sponsors
a support group for people who test
HIV-positive, even those who are
asymptomatic. UHS also refers posi-
tive testers to psychiatrists and ther-
apists around Ann Arbor willing to
help HIV-positive patients.
"The UHS, at this time, has not
had a woman who has tested HIV-
positive," Paulson said.

AMY FELDMAN/Daily
0 tannenbaum!
William and Margaret Hallas get a head start on decking the halls as
they shop for a tree at Duke Flatsnoot's Christmas Trees.

Students tense, about Stanford policy

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -
Virginia Velez came to Stanford
University seeking to live openly
with her lesbian lover, but a policy
expanding the rights of homosexual
couples on campus leaves her feeling
threatened.
Velez and other homosexuals fear
a backlash, particularly from reli-
gious groups. The policy, which be-
gan this fall, guarantees unmarried
* pouples the same housing, health

care, and campus privileges as mar-
ried couples.
"I'm getting nervous about
what's going on," said Velez, a
graduate student in education. What
the administration has done is satis-
fying. But the fundamentalist
groups-Islamic and Christian are
creating incredible tension, and they
can erupt at any time."
Stanford's effort to build a toler-
ant and diverse body of international

students has led to verbal clashes and
occasional harassment over attitudes
about race, religion, and sexual ori-
entation. The latest involves the
backlash to the "domestic partners"
policy.
"I think Stanford is probably one
of the best places to be openly gay
or lesbian or bisexual, and it's still
scary," said Susan Mizner, a third-
year law student and gay activist.
"It's still got a number of people
who I would unabashedly call big-
ots, and even more people who
would prefer not to deal with anyone
they know is gay, lesbian, or bisex-
ual," said Mizner.
Two-thirds of the students said in
an informal survey they support the

new policy. Foreign students, par-
ticularly from the Middle East, Asia
and Africa, are among the most vo-
cal opponents.
Of Stanford's 12,600 graduate and
undergraduate students, nearly 2,500
are foreigners. Foreigners comprise
about a quarter of the 6,100 graduate-
student population, which dominates
the married student housing village.
University officials say they
won't revoke the policy, which al-
lows unwed couples with "long-term
commitments" to rent low-cost
campus apartments, and have
"spouse" privileges, such as subsi-
dized medical care and access to the
libraries and gyms.

-Correction
A cutline in yesterday's Daily should have stated that Margaret
Thatcher announced her resignation last Wednesday.
*T-HE LI ST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
M eetings of Rainforest Destruction in
Lesban GayMens RihtsCentral America," sponsored by
Lesbian & Gay Men's Rights Rainforest Action Movement.
Organizing Committee, weekly School of Natural Resources, Rm.
neeting. Union, Rm. 3100, 7:15- 1040, 7:00.
8:30. "Huo Qubing and His State
Michigan Video Yearbook, Funeral: 68 B.C.," sponsored
weekly meeting. Union, 4th floor, by History of Art Dept.; Michael
6:30. Loewe, speaker. (Huo was a great
Amnesty International, weekly leader of China.) Angell Hall, Aud.
meeting of local chapter. B116 D, 7:30.
MLB, 7:00. "AIDS in Southeast
Palestine Solidarity Commit- M i g h i g a n," a talk by Eve
tee, weekly meeting. International Mokotoff, Director of the AIDS Sur-
Center, 7:30. veillance Program. Union, Kuenzel
El Club de Espanol, weekly Rm., 12-1:00.
pneeting of the Spanish Conversa- Speaker from SARNS 13M,
tion Club. MLB 4th Floor Com- sponsored by the Engineering in
mons, 2:30-4. Medicine & Biology Society. 1303
ACT-UP Ann Arbor, weekly EECS, 4:30.
meeting. Group not affiliated with ' '
Revolutionary Workers League. Call Furt her m ore
665-1797 or 662-6282 for info. Safewaik functions 8-1:30 am
1402 Hill St., 7:30. Sun.-Thurs., 8-11:30 Fri.-Sat. Call
ACT-UP, weekly meeting. Union, 936-1000 or stop by 102 UGLi.
7:30. Northwalk functions 8-1:30 am
Intervarsity Christian Fel- Sun.-Thurs., 8-12:00 Fri.-Sat. Call
lowship, weekly meeting. East 763-WALK or stop by 2333
Quad, Rm. 126, 7:00. Bursley.
Michigan Video Yearbook, ECB Peer Writing Tutors
weekly meeting. Union 4th floor, available to help with your papers
6:30. Sunday-Wednesday, Angell/Haven
T agar, weekly meeting. Hillel, Computing Center, 7-11:00.
8:00. Proud to be a Zionist Day,
Campus Crusade for Christ, sponsored by TAGAR. All day in the
weekly meeting. Dental School, Kel- Fishbowl and on the Diag.
logg Aud., 7-8:00. Israel Information Day, for
Homeless Action Committee, students thinking of studying or
weekly meeting. For info, call Jeff living in Israel. Featuring Sivan
or Jeri (936-3076). 219 Angell Hall, Maas, representative of the Jewish
5:00. Agency's kibbutz aliya desk. Call
_Russkij ChaJ, weekly Russian 769-0500 for appointment. Hillel,
conversation practice. MLB 3rd 10-4:00.
floor conference room, 4-5:00. "Picnic at Hanging Rock,"
Society of Women Engineers, film about the disappearance of three
elections. 1001 EECS, 6:15. girls and their chaperone at
In Focus Filmworks. Bring Australia's Hanging Rock. Hillel,
pennies and ideas for People's 1429 Hill St., 7:00, 9:00.
Choice Awards, a new student film Second campus issues forum,
production company. Frieze Bldg., held by Mary Ann Swain, interim
Old TV Studio, 6:00. Vice President for Student Services.
Socially Active Latino Stu- Stockwell, 6:30.
dent Association. MLB base- Ann Arbor 16mm Film
ment, 7:00. Festival. 2520 Frieze Bldg., 8:00.
Speakers Graduate Opportunities in
Economics, sponsored by Mich-
"Subgroup Actions on Homo- igan Economic Society. 373 Lorch
geneous Spaces," Prof. G.A. Hall, 4:00.
Margulis of IPPI, Moscow, speaker. Northcoast Jazz in Concert:
Angell Hall, Rm. 3201, 4:00. the University's 19-membre Jazz

Graffiti damages
room in Union
An unidentified suspect sprayed a
room in the Michigan Union with
elevator lubricant on Nov. 19, re-
sulting in $300 in damages, police
reports said. The graffiti reads
"AATS Rule Okay - Oil Etch A
Sketch." Police have suspects.

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door, according to police reports. Po-
lice have no suspects.
Hubcaps, clothing
stolen from cars
The passenger window of a car
was broken in the 900 block of S.
Forest sometime between Nov. 21
and Nov. 22, according to police re-
ports. The radio, speakers, and an
amplifier were taken.
Police reports said the win-
dow of a car parked on the 200 block
of W. Washington was smashed
sometime between Nov. 24 and
Nov. 25. Clothing was stolen from
the car.
Hubcaps were removed from a
car parked on the 1500 block of E.
Medical Center Drive on Nov. 25.
The rear passenger window of
a car parked on the 200 block of E.
Liberty was broken on Nov. 25. The
car phone was stolen, according to
police reports.
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Break-ins plague
area during break
An unidentified person broke
into a house in the 600 block of
Catherine on Nov. 22. Police reports
said the person gained entry through
an unlocked door and removed a
VCR worth $400.
Police reports also said some-
one entered a residence on the 900
block of Church and took assorted
household items sometime between
Nov. 20 and Nov. 26. There are no
suspects.
Someone broke into an apart-
ment in the 600 block of Packard on
Nov. 24 and stole $120. Entry was
gained by kicking in the apartment's

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