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A century of editorial freedom
Vol. CI, No. 149 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, September 17, 1991 t e Michigan Daily
Committee issues report
climate for gays
by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Administration Reporter
A committee formed to study
the status of gay men and lesbians at
the University has recommended in-
tegration of homosexual issues into
the University's curriculum.
The report also calls for the
banning of the Reserve Officers'
Training Corps (ROTC) from
campus if a Department of Defense
policy that prohibits gay males and
lesbians from enrolling in the pro-
gram is not changed.
The recommendations were
among 66 made by the Study Com-
mittee on the Status of Lesbians and
Gay Men, composed of University
staff, faculty and students. The
eight-member committee was com-
missioned by the University's
Affirmative Action Office.
In a year-long process, the com-
mittee studied the climate for les-
bians and gay men on the Univer-
sity's Ann Arbor, Dearborn and
Flint campuses and released its re-
port entitled "From Invisibility to
Inclusion: Opening the Doors for
Lesbians and Gay Men at the Uni-
versity of Michigan" late last week.
Committee chair, Jayne Thorson,
executive assistant to the School of
Nursing Dean, said she was satisfied
with the report, but said changes
could be slow in coming.
"I am very pleased with the re-
port. I think it is extremely com-
prehensive. There have been a hand-
ful of universities around the coun-
try who have made similar reports
but none of those are nearly as com-
prehensive as this one."
"Progress is usually slow. Some
(of the committee's suggestions)
can be implemented quickly. Others
will take more thought and work,"
the curriculum and suggests modi-
fying the diversity course require-
ment to include issues of homosex-
"If you look at the list of
courses when you talk about this re-
quirement there is no reason why
gay and lesbian study courses could
'There is a significant lesbian and gay male
population at the University. We might as
well talk about people you are educating'
- Brain Spolarich
and gay men and recommends set-
ting aside a lounge in a residence
hall where gay and lesbian students
can gather free from interference.
Committee members said they
were also concerned with changing
the Regental Bylaw 14.06. The by-
law currently prohibits discrimina-
tion on the basis of, "race, sex,
color, religion, creed, national ori-
gin, or ancestry, age, marital status,
handicap, or Vietnam Veteran era
status." However, the bylaw leaves
out lesbians and gay men.
"The administration has given
very sappy, idiotic reasons for not
changing the bylaw. For example
they say it would require affirma-
tive action - that's absolutely un-
true ... Many gay and lesbian stu-
dents feel discrimination against
them is not taken seriously. Their
perception is justified," Ross said.
"I know the Presidential Policy
has some restrictions regarding
ROTC... a regental policy would
not have that," said Committee
member and Assistant Vice Presi-
dent for Academic Affairs Colleen
The report's authors found that
families of lesbians and gay men are
excluded from major University
health benefits, University-subsi-
dized housing and football tickets.
The committee recommended a
change in these policies.
Copies of the committee's find-
ings can be obtained at the Affirma-
tive Action office for $7.
Thorson pointed to the inclusion
of lesbian and gay male groups in
University publications as one
change which could be implemented
In preparing the report, commit-
tee members distributed surveys at
all three University campuses
which asked gay male and lesbian
staff, faculty and students to com-
ment on their experiences at the
Moreover, the survey asked Uni-
versity members to recount their
feelings toward the lesbian and gay
Committee members said they
found few instances in which homo-
sexual issues were integrated into
not be included," said committee
member and Associate Professor of
English Marlon Ross.
"The course requirement would
probably be a good idea. There is a
significant lesbian and gay male
population at the University. We
might as well talk about people you
are educating," said RC sophomore
The report also calls on LSA
Dean Edie Goldenberg to appoint a
committee to consider the estab-
lishment of a center for Lesbian and
Gay Male studies similar to the cur-
rent centers for Women's Studies
and African American Studies.
The report's findings mention
lacking social support for lesbians
Music School Junior Michael Andrew takes advantage of the Indiann
summer yesterday as he practices his tuba outside on North Campus.
Fraternities suffer effec
by Melissa Peerless
Daily Crime Reporter
At the beginning of each school
year, weekend nights are filled with
huge fraternity parties - some-
times as many as five a night.
At these bashes, the beer flows
freely and the entrance requirements
are .lenient. Most require just a stu-
dent I.D. and an invitation, both
abundant and easily obtainable on
This year, however, students have
been surprised by a police crack-
down on these festivities.
For the past two weekends, offi-
by Stefanie Vines
Daily Government Reporter
State legislators will debate to-
day whether to recommend limits
on out-of-state enrollment, tuition
costs, and pay increases for
University administrators in their
joint report on the state Higher
The recommendations that the
Senate and House conference com-
mittee makes today could play a
large role in swaying the state leg-
islature's decision on whether to
approve the Higher Education Bill.
Sen. John Schwarz, (R-Battle
Creek), chair of the Senate Higher
Education subcommittee, said he
expects to settle all the major is-
sues in today's meeting.
"We are close to agreement on
most issues and I am hopeful that
we will have a conference commit-
tee report signed very soon,"
Rep. Morris Hood, (D-Detroit),
chair of the House Higher Education
subcommittee, refused to comment
Son the meetin-g.
cers of the Ann Arbor Police De-
partment, both in uniform and un-
dercover, have broken up parties and
taken punitive action against party-
goers at six University fraternities.
Chi Phi, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi
Delta Theta, Delta Upsilon, Alpha
Epsilon Pi and Tau Kappa Epsilon
fraternities all received violations
from police during parties in the
last two weeks.
The infractions have ranged from
noise violations to serving alcohol
Ann Arbor Police were unavail-
able for comment last night.
Chi Phi President Marc Sil-
bergeld said undercover police
agents issued two Minor in Posses-
sion tickets (MIP) and a warrant
for his arrest at their party last Sat-
Silbergeld said he didn't know
why the warrant had been issued.
"Two undercover cops, one male
and one female, showed up at our
party. They had student I.D.s, but no
invitations so they were not let in.
They sat out on the porch and pouted
for about 15 minutes," Silbergeld
He said the social chair finally
let the two enter out of sympathy.
"The cops gave an MIP to a
ts of police
freshman girl at the party. Then suming alcoh
four uniformed cops came in. They it to the part
physically led me around and made Delta Upsilon
me clear out the party," Silbergeld ternity Insura
said. "It's like 21 Jump Street." a risk manage
Delta Upsilon President Brian prohibits its1
Wishlinski also said undercover po- chapter funds
lice officers led to a police raid on a "The unde
party at his house Sept. 6. with 12 polic
"I think that this whole thing is a ticket," hes
part of a well-orchestrated sting not say why th
operation which was designed weeks On the sa
before students returned to campus. Epsilon was s
Undercover cops looked around our to which they
party and saw underage drinking," A court case is
he said. "Uniform
Wishlinski said all minors con- our house an
ol must have brought
y themselves because
n is a member of Fra-
ince Purchasing Group,
ement program which
members from using
rcover cops came back
z cars. We were issued
said. Wishinski would
the ticket was issued
me night, Tau Kappa
erved a noise violation
have plead not guilty.
ed police came into
nd said that they had
complaints from neighbors. Then
they served us with a noise viola-
tion," said Tau Kappa Epsilon Pres-
ident Jonathan Grossman.
Alpha Epsilon Pi President
Andy Levy said his fraternity was
also cited for a noise violation last
"Police in uniform just came in
and broke up our party. They said
that they had a noise complaint
from a neighbor, but I don't know if
they did or not," Levy said.
Levy said his fraternity was
given a noise violation ticket and he
personally had to appear in court.
See FRATS, Page 2
Rift grows as Baker
visits Israeli capital
JERUSALEM (AP) -
Secretary of State James A. Baker
III met with Israeli Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir yesterday amid ten-
sions over President Bush's refusal
to expedite U.S. loan guarantees to
house Israel's flood of Soviet im-
Baker, seeking to firm up Israel's
support for a Middle East peace
conference, spoke with Shamir for
about 3 1/2 hours, then departed
without comment for a meeting
with three Palestinians from occu-
pied territories. A second session
with Shamir was scheduled for to-
Before arriving in Israel, Baker
acknowledged the complications in
the U.S.-Israeli relationship because
of the dispute over the timing of the
proposed $10 billion in housing
Bush stood firmly behind his
call last week for a 120-day delay in
the housing legislation, on grounds
that rushing the package through
now could disrupt the peace process.
Arabs fear the loans would be used
to construct housing in the Israeli-
occupied Arab territories.
Bush said yesterday he had no
personal quarrel with Israeli lead-
ers, and "The less debate we have
now on these contentious issues, the
"What I'm proposing is in the
best interest of peace," Bush said of
his insistence that the loan program
be held in abeyance.
But the president's policy stirred
strong protest in Israel. When
Baker's motorcade from the airport
reached a crossroads at the entrance
to Jerusalem, it was pelted with
tomatoes. Baker's car was not hit,
Rehav'an Ze'evi, a Shamir cabinet
member from the small right-wing
Molodet party, called Bush
"almost an anti-Semite."
Mordechai Gur, a leader of the
far more moderate Labor Party, said
Bush's speech last week, in which
the president complained of the
full-court press of the pro-Israel
lobby in Washington, had "anti-
The daily Yedioth Ahronoth
See ISRAEL, Page 2
Sign takes a hit
LSA seniors Craig Schlanger and Scott Ring and Business School senior Adam Futterman notice the new
addition made by vandals Sunday night to the awning at Bon Juice restaurant on William.
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