The Michigan Daily- Wednesday, October 16, 1991 - Page 3
MSA grants NEED
service its old room
by Purvi Shah
Daily MSA Reporter
When do my soaps come on?
Paul Barrie, a media coordinator for the LSA media .center, returns a television and VCR. The center supplies students, faculty
and administrators with media equipment.
The Michigan Student Assembly reshuf-
fled three office spaces last night in a 17-6
vote to appease demands from a student orga-
nization, the Network for Equal Economic
Development Service (NEED Service).
When more than 25 members of the NEED
Service attended the assembly meeting, MSA
voted to allot the organization space in Union
room 4315, its office from last year.
NEED Service originally charged that as-
sembly representatives had made their deci-
sions for room allocations on a discriminatory
The group first argued that it had been dis-
criminated against by the Union Scheduling
Office, which allegedly denied it the use of
empty rooms in August. NEED Service sug-
gested that workers from the Scheduling
Office networked with MSA representatives
to form a conspiracy to deny the group a room
LSA Rep. Ken Bartlett, also a Scheduling
Office employee, denied the group's charges.
He defended the Scheduling Office workers
and argued that the decisions of the Scheduling
Office were not done in conjunction with
"There is no connection with MSA and the
Scheduling Office," he said. "You're not the
only student group that's had a problem with
scheduling rooms. All student groups have a
problem with scheduling rooms."
However, Safiya Khalid, the advisor for the
NEED Service, said her group was singled out
by the University administration. She said
administration officials required the group to
reorganize their predominantly non-student
leadership so as to have students in charge.
LSA senior Artiniece Reid, a NEED Service
member, added that the group was subjected to
different requirements than groups such as
Project SERVE and Project Community. She
charged that these groups had mostly non-stu-
dent leaders, but had not been targeted for
Khalid also charged that the room alloca-
tion decisions were tainted with personal
preferences and biases.
Budget Priorities Committee Chair
Andrew Kanfer, whose committee is respon-
sible for allotting the office spaces, argued
that although he felt the NEED Service pro-
vided good programs, the original motion to
deny the group an office space was valid since
there are close to 600 student groups and only
Colleen Tighe, an MSA office worker and 4
key framer of the proposal, denied that the de-
cision not to give the NEED Service an office
space was based on personal reasons.
"They've had the office before and there"
have been a lot of problems. Maybe this year,
they shouldn't have an office," Tighe said. "It
wasn't a random thing. It was not discrimina-
tory. It was a decision based on previous us-
"The idea behind the offices up there are
that they are for student groups for student
use," she added. "In these two years or more, I
have never seen a student related to the NEED
Service. This was the first time. This is abso-
lute fact and I'm here everyday. With the
NEED Service what weighed most heavily in,
the decision is the fact that we've had prob-
lems in the past."
LSA Rep. Jeff Muir voted to give NEED
Service the room, arguing that the group
served students more than most organizations
'I am really wary about
shifting students around. I
have doubts about the room
- Jeff Muir
O3rd Yugoslav republic
SARAJEVO, Yugoslavia (AP) - The
central republic of Bosnia-Hercegovina
joined Croatia and Slovenia in declaring its
sovereignty yesterday, a move that further
splintered Yugoslavia and threatened more
The decision by the republic was in-
*nded to serve notice to Croatia and espe-
cially Serbia that they cannot settle their
dispute by carving up Bosnia-Hercegovina.
It also threatened to plunge the repub-
lic into the orgy of bloodletting that has
claimed more than 1,0(W lives in Croatia.
Croats are pitted against ethnic Serbs and
the Serbian-dominated federal army.
Early yesterday, Serb deputies stormed
out of the parliament in Sarajevo, the
Bosnia-Hercegovina capital. Of the remain-
*g lawmakers, 133 voted for sovereignty,
with 15 abstentions.
Radovan Karadzic, leader of the repub-
lic's Serbian Democratic Party, accused
Muslims and ethnic Croats of leading
Bosnia "into a hell in which the Muslim
people will perhaps vanish."
Alija Izetbegovic, Bosnia's president
and a Muslim leader, said Karadzic's com-
ments showed "why we don't want to re-
main in present-day Yugoslavia."
Another of Yugoslavia's six republics,
Macedonia, announced its plans to declare
sovereignty last month, prompting further
predictions of the demise of the Yugoslav
Serbia and its ally Montenegro are the
only republics fighting to maintain some
semblance of a federation in the reli-
giously and ethnically divided country.
In Moscow, the presidents of Serbia and
Croatia called for a cease-fire and negotia-
tions to end the civil war, following talks
with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
Violence continued in Croatia yester-
day, with rocket attacks on the eastern
cities of Vinkovci and Osijek, and fighting
in the central cities of Sisak, Pakrac and
.Serbia says Croatia and most of its resi-
dents can secede from Yugoslavia, but
must relinquish territories dominated by
the republic's Serb minority.
Croatia refuses to surrender any terri-
tory, saying Serbian President Slobodan
Milosevic is trying to expand his control
over Serb-dominated areas in Croatia as
well as those in Bosnia-Hercegovina.
In Moscow, Milosevic and Croatian
President Franjo Tudjman met separately
yesterday with Gorbachev, and a
spokesman for the Soviet president later
read the communique the Yugoslav leaders
said could lead to an end to the bloody
Croatia's Serb rebellion began with au-
tonomy declarations in Serb-dominated ar-
eas of that republic in 1990. Fighting in-
tensified a few weeks after Croatia and
Serbia announced their independence, on
since it provided students with experience. He
said the only thing wrong with the group was, ,
that Khalid was guilty of rudeness.
He added that he would like to wait a week
before making the decision because last year
approximately 100 members from student or-
ganizations protested MSA's methods for de-
ciding room allocations.
"I still feel like I don't know exactly .'
what the charge of prejudice is. I support giv-
ing NEED Service an office, but I do so with
resignation," he said.
"I'm really wary about shifting students
around. I have doubts about the room alloca- "
tion process," he added. "There's too much
chance for groups to be denied on political rea-
sons or preferential reasons. It sounds like x
there wasn't objective criteria in deciding
UMISMA, a Malaysian student organiza-
tion, and the Singapore Student Association,
were moved from room 4315 to room 4116
which was originally designated for the Black
Undergraduate Law Organization. This group;.
was moved to room 4115 to fill an available y
)ut rate high,
ory col- thored, Fernandez has written on
uraging the role of language and the bilin-
hboring gual program at both the secondary
to "beef and collegiate levels. He argued that
Spanish-speaking students must be
ez said, able to participate in a bilingual
rounded program until they have received an
students associate degree, by which time they
r, at the should have learned English*
ducation Fernandez received a masters de,
emedial gree in Spanish literature and a Ph.D.W
in Romance Languages from -
Princeton University. He is a spe-_
student cialist on the education of minority 2
drop-out students and minority language-
ue to so- policies, and held positions at the
'encour- University of Wisconsin-
or boost Milwaukee before becoming presi-
dent of Lehman College in New
is co-au- York City in September of last year.
Clarifications and Corrections
The UnivxrsOity of Michigan marching band does not receive any funds
om the state, a fact that was unclear in Monday's "Band Corner."
An intramural sports story in yesterday's paper incorrectly reported a
Res-Hall A football score. 4th Bartlett shut out I st Reeves, 26-0.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Fernandez: Hispanic dropo
by David Wartowski
The trend of high dropout rates
among Hispanic students in both
high school and college was the fo-
cus of a speech delivered yesterday
by Lehman College President Dr.
Ricardo Fernandez as a part of this
month's Hispanic Heritage
In his speech entitled, "Current
Research on Minority Students
with an emphasis on Hispanic stu-
dents," Fernandez cited statistics
which indicate significant dropout
rates have persisted for decades.
Fernandez said even Hispanic
students "with good grades and
affluent families" have been
"dropping out in greater numbers"
in high school due to various
regional economic structures which
provide jobs easily to dropouts.
The number of Hispanics receiv-
ing associate degrees is considerably
higher than those who receive doc-
torate degrees, Fernandez added.
According to his statistics, 4.7 per-
cent of those receiving associate de-
grees are Hispanic while only 1.7
Fernandez hopes to
curb the drop out rate
first by a 'preparatory
percent of all doctorate degrees are
earned by Hispanics.
Fernandez hopes to curb the drop
out rate first by a "preparat
legiate push." He is enco
stronger relations with neig
high schools, urging them t
up" credit requirements.
This approach, Fernand
will give students a more1
education that will prepare
better for college. Howeve
same time Fernandez also a
edged that upper level e
"will never be rid of r
Fernandez agreed with a
who pointed out that thet
rate of Hispanics is also du
cial attitudes which neither
age Hispanics to succeed n
In the five books he ha
M eet ing s
U-M Baha'i Club, weekly mtg. Stock-
well, Rosa Parks Lounge, 8-9:30.
Anthropology Club, grad school
night. Exec. Committee Conf. Rm, 2nd
floor, LSA, 7-9.
U-M Students of Objectivism.
Discussion: "The Value of Money."
League, Conf Rms 4 & 5, 8 p.m.
Undergraduate Law Club. Hutchins
H-all, rm 120, 7 p.m.
U-M Outing Club. Union, 4th floor,
Undergraduate Sociology Club, mass
mtg. 3rd floor LSA lounge, 4:30.
Public Interest Research Group in
Michigan, weekly mtg. 4109 Union,
Canoe Trip, pre-trip mtg. North
Campus Rec Bldg, Conference Rm, 7-
Phi Alpha Delta, co-ed pre-law fra-
t~rrity mass mtg. League, Rm D, 8 p.m.
"'White Chocolate'; The
9thnicization of Dialogue in
Michelle Cliff's No Telephone to
Haven," Mireille Rosello. Rackham
West Conf Rm, 8 p.m.
"Doctors and the Law: When (Not)
To Go To Court," Robert Burt, Yale
University. Med Sci Il, South Lecture
'"Sex, Women and Politics: The Case
of Romania," Doina Pasca Harsanyi.
Lane Hall Commons, noon.
'DNA Sequencing by Capillary Gel
Electrophresis and Laser-Induced
Florescence," Norman Dovichi,
University of Alberta. 1650 Chem, 4
Asymmetric Synthesis with Amino
Aeids" Dave Crich. University of
Success in College," Tim Robertson.
451 Mason, 4 p.m.
"Maternal Mortality and Morbidity
Issues in West Africa," Thomas
Elkins. Ford Amphitheater, 7 p.m.
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Sun-Thur, 8 p.m.-1:20 a.m.
and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Stop by 102 UGLi or call 936-1000.
Extended hours are 1 a.m. -3 a.m. at
the Angell Hall Computing Center or
Northwalk, North Campus safety
walking service. Sun-Thur 8 p.m.-1:30
a.m. and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.-11:30
p.m. Stop by 2333 Bursley or call 763-
U-M Ninjitsu Club, Wednesday prac-
tice. IM Bldg, wrestling rm, 7:30-9.
U-M Women's Lacrosse Club,
Wednesday practice. Oosterbaan Field
ECB Peer Writing Tutors. An-
gell/Mason Computing Center, 7-11.
Ultimate Frisbee Club. Mitchell
U-M Shoran-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
Wednesday workout. CCRB Martial
Arts Rm, 8-9.
U-M Taekwondo Club, Wednesday
workout. CCRB Martial Arts Rm,
Laughtrack, Eric Champnella. U-
Club, 10 p.m.
Guild House Beans and Rice Dinner.
802 Monroe, 6-7.
Support Group for those 17-25
whose parent has died. Gabriel
Richard Center at Saint Mary's
"Thinking About Majoring in
English?" Talk to English Advisor
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