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Vol. Cl, No. 61 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, November 30, 1990 TheMichgnDeity

Security Council, led by the United
States, yesterday authorized military
action to liberate Kuwait if Iraq does
not withdraw its troops and release
all hostages by Jan. 15.
The vote was 12-2, with an ab-
stention by China. Cuba and Yemen
voted against the authorization.
The only other time the council
its its 45-year history has sanctioned
force to counter aggression was dur-
ing the Korean War.


In an extraordinary meeting of 13
foreign ministers, the council handed
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein an
ultimatum to vacate the small oil-
rich sheikdom that his troops in-
vaded Aug. 2, or risk military con-
flict with U.S.-led forces.
In Washington, President Bush
called the U.N. vote "a very strong
and powerful message. It will go
around the world loud and clear that
this guy's got to get out of there."
"Once again, the United Nations,

exercising its proper responsibility
and its peacekeeping function, made
a very powerful statement. Every-
body ought to understand how strong
it is and how important it is," Bush
said minutes after the vote.
"Our aim today must be to con-
vince Saddam Hussein that the just,
humane demands of the Council and
the international community cannot
be ignored," said Secretary of State
James A. Baker III, top representa-
tive for the United States as presi-

orce against
dent of the council. deed, no respect for the divine or
"If war is imposed upon us by human codes of conduct."
the United States, this will be our Previewing the U.N. vote, Presi-
destiny," said Iraqi Ambassador Ab- dent Bush said, "I think the main
dul Amir al-Anbari. "Our people thing that I hope will come out of
will not kneel, we will rise to this today's session of the United Nation
responsibility." is that we send perhaps the clearest
The Kuwaiti representative de- signal of all to Saddam Hussein that
nounced the "wild beasts" from Iraq the world is deadly serious about re-
whom he said were pillaging his versing this aggression and this eco-
country and murdering his people. nomic oppression that he's wrought
"The Iraqi aggressor showed no on many, many countries that can ill
sense of mercy or compassion; in- afford it."

"This would be the most danger-
ous resolution ever passed by the
Security Council," al-Anbari said be-
fore the meeting, "and a violation of
the U.N. Charter."
Iraq has said it would defy the
Saddam responded defiantly to the
developments at the United Nations.
He declared he was not afraid of
fighting the United States, which he
said had been overly influenced by
"Rambo" movies.



.funeral for
student rights

by Jon Casden
Daily Staff Reporter
Carrying crosses and chalking
sidewalks, campus activists with-
*stood yesterday's cold to hold a
symbolic funeral procession for stu-
dent rights.
Approximately 70 students gath-
ered on theDiag at noon for the pro-
cession, which was held to
strengthen the recently catalyzed stu-
dents' rights movement.
Martin Soave, a University
alumnus, began the event with a
brief eulogy. Playing the part of a
minister, Soave began, "We're gath-
ered here today, my dear friends, to
pay our last respects to students'
civil rights."
"We've lost a great voice in our
community - our own," Soave
continued. "In short we are mourn-
ing the death of our right to partici-
pate in University decisions."
Soave's eulogy was greeted with
shouts of approval by the crowd,
who pretended that they had lost a
loved one.
Concerning the death of student
rights, Soave asked the mourners,
"Was it because of student apathy?"
The reply was a resounding "No!"
Soave received the same reaction
when he asked if the faculty, or the
surrounding community were re-
When he asked if student rights
were lost because of the administra-
tion and the regents, however, stu-
dents shouted "Yes!"
Soave said he hoped the proces-
sion - the latest in a series of cam-
pus demonstrations aimed at increas-
ing student input on University pol-
icy for campus police deputization
and a code of non-academic conduct
- would motivate students to join
the movement.
"The fight's not over; we're not
going to quit. Hopefully, more peo-
ple will get involved," he said.
* r eeks
s stem
by Lisa Sanchez
Daily Staff Reporter
* Over the last two days, thousands
of students across the country have
been discussing the past legacies and
future challenges of Black greek or-
ganizations nationwide.
On campus, about sixty Univer-
sity students gathered Wednesday at
Kellogg Auditorium to witness a na-
tional teleconference examining the
issues facing the Black greek sys-
tWm. The forum - broadcast live
from Washington, D.C. - was

"This is to remind students of
the issues," said LSA senior Lewis
Rubinson, one of the events' many
organizers. "We've got to get back
momentum and get more people in-
volved. For others to learn about
what's going on is still the most
important thing about this,"
Rubinson said.

Following the eulogy,
tivists formed a single file
the funeral procession.

the ac-
line for

The march snaked through central
campus proceeding into Angell Hall,
around the Fleming building,
through the Michigan Union, and
ending at President James
Duderstadt's house.
As the procession grew, mourn-
ers handed out literature to curious
spectators and chalked slogans along
the sidewalks.
When the procession reached the
burial site on Duderstadt's lawn, stu-
dents planted crosses bearing the
names of such "victims" as
"Freedom," "Democracy," and
"Voice" in the grass.
"We'can be a democratic campus.
Write to your regents and demand
your rights," urged LSA junior Paul
Friedman. "Don't let this movement
die, or the next funeral will be for a
real student," he warned.
The event was filmed by a cam-
pus security guard, who drew some
light taunting. The guard turned off
the camera when protestors ap-
proached him.
"For something that had no pub-
licity and at one time drew over 100
people is amazing," said MSA
Rackham representative Corey
Dolgon. "We thought that we'd do
something symbolic and dramatic to
defend student rights. Anytime the
University has to film our activities,
it has to be a success," Dolgon said.

Wiener mobile
Oscar Meyer's three ton Wienermobile takes a lunch break from its "Miles of Smiles" tour at the Chicago Doghouse on Liberty Street.
100 attend Swain's open forum

by Jay Garcia
Daily Staff Reporter
"We continue to divide along the
area (of a deputized force)," said
Mary Ann Swain, interim Vice
President for Student Services at last
night's forum on campus issues
with students in the Stockwell resi-
dence hall.
Approximately 100 students at-
tended the second in the series of fo-
rums initiated by Swain. Last
night's discussion centered around
the topic of regental control and
what many see as a lack of democ-
racy in the University's decision-
making process.
"Constitutionally, you can't talk

about veto power over the regents,"
Swain said when some students
brought up the idea of reinstating the
University Council or some similar
representative body for student input.
Commenting on the University's
Board of Regents, Rackham Student
Government Rep. Mark Buchan said,
"They are eight who are in disagree-
ment with thousands."
Swain also said the regents had
heard the arguments against deputiza-
tion when they made the decision to
create a deputized force.
Swain said MSA President
Jennifer Van Valey was very elo-
quent at the June regents meeting

but "on this particular set of issues
we fundamentally disagree."
Some stu-
dents suggested
the deputized
force was being
created to quell
student protests
and demonstra-
tions. To make
their argument,
Swain many cited the
security officers
who carried cameras and video-taped
demonstrators at yesterday's noon
rally held by Students for a Safer

"I don't know," said Swain when
asked if deputized officers would be
used at demonstrations. The answer
contrasted with a claim Swain made
at Tuesday's forum that deputized of-
ficers would only be called in in-
stances of felonious crimes. The re-
mark drew boos and hisses from the
Swain continued to defend the
University's deputization plan by
saying, "There is a fair amount of
support for this decision."
"Most of the institutions that are
similar in size (to the University)...
have had a deputized police force for
See SWAIN, Page 2

U' students lend helping
/ hand with hospital i babies

by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Staff Reporter
The thought of changing dia-
pers, giving bottles, and comforting
a crying baby might scare most
University students, but for a group
of student volunteers, it's a high
point in their week.
Students who work in the
Childlife Program at the University
of Michigan Hospital said they find
their work with the tiny patients
there to be "emotionally reward-
More than 100 volunteers -
many of them students - feed,
hold, rock, snuggle, clothe, and
bathe the newborns that live on the
hospital's seventh floor said volun-
teer trainer Peg Griffin.

"Often people will volunteer and
then say 'I can't handle this.' They
were expecting a cute, cuddly baby
and that isn't what they got," she
"Sometimes it's hard, but you
know most of the babies will get
better," said LSA sophomore and
hospital volunteer Melissa Cooper.
"It might not be so uncomfortable
looking at the babies, but you
know they are sick," she added.
While many students volunteer
to earn class credit through such
programs as Project Outreach,
others do it for different reasons.
"When I go to the hospital, it's
like getting away - it's a break
from school," Cooper said.
Engineering sophomore Pamela

Cooper. "Now I go because I am
doing something helpful, but it's
"It gives you a good feeling
when a baby is crying and you rock
it to sleep," Cooper said.
"Sometimes the nurses really ap-
preciate it when you feed or play
with a baby."
While most babies stay in the
unit for only short periods of time,
some may stay for months.
Vermilon said although she tries to
guard against it, volunteers often
become attatched to the infants that
stay longer.
"Attatchment happens more
often with children whose families
can't be here all the time. They re-

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