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One hundred and one years of editorial freedom

Women in the

Vol. C1, No. 15 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, October 18, 1991hChigalad

Blue to/
host U

Regents debate sex
harassment policy

Big Ten
by Theodore Cox
Daily Football Writer

Board criticizes policy'
by Bethany Robertson

s treatment of accused

The first five games of ther
Michigan schedule were supposed
to be tough, and then things would ,
ease up a bit. But ask offensive 9<
guard Matt Elliott which game is
the toughest and he'll say, "Any of
the first five games, and after that
any of the last six."
The statement sums up the
difficulty of the Big Ten schedule.
Michigan coach Gary Moeller real-
izes his team could be in for a let-
down now that the Wolverines (2-
0 in the Big Ten, 4-1 overall) have
been emotionally up for the last
six weeks.
Indiana would certainly be a
likely team to take advantage of a
flat Wolverine squad this Saturday
at Michigan Stadium. The Hoosiers
(2-0, 3-1-1) have been difficult to
scout, because their first two Big
Ten games were against winless
Michigan State and Northwestern.r
But one thing is for sure:
Indiana's offense can move the ball, Michigan tailback Ricky Powers lea
See INDIANA, Page 11 its contest with Indiana tomorrow.

Daily Administration Reporter I
FLINT - The University Board1
of Regents declined to approve a re-
vised version of the sexual harass-
ment policy at its monthly meeting
yesterday until portions of the1
policy's language are changed.+
While expressing their concern
about the issue of sexual harass-
ment, the regents hesitated to en-
dorse the proposal due to a concerna
about the new policy's treatment of
people accused of sexual harass-
"One of my concerns is that we
seem to favor the complainant, or
what I call the accuser, against the
accused," said Regent Veronica
Latta Smith (R-Grosse Ile). "In my

mind, that's a form of discrimina-
University administrators
agreed that they wanted to create a
system fair to both the accuser and
the accused, but said they are wary
of making changes in the policy that
would scare off assault victims.
"I don't want to do anything
that will make someone hesitate to
come forward," said University
General Counsel Elsa Cole, who
was involved in the formation of
the policy.
Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Gilbert Whitaker
presented the University's proposal
to the regents as an item of informa-
tion. Not all University-wide poli-

Regents approve 'U' budget

-ENNE I - ~LLr Luwy
ds the Wolverine ground attack into

Some students don't 'Go Blue'

by Jim Schubiner
Do you find yourself in the va-
cated Law Library on Saturday af-
ternoons? Are you the only one in
the cafeteria for Saturday brunch?
For a host of reasons, many stu-
dents do not find themselves
marching down Hoover Street
with 100,000 other maize and blue-
clad Michigan football maniacs on
game day.

University President James
Duderstadt's loyalty who, said
Assistant to the President Shirley
Clarkson, is an enthusiast who
"never misses" a game. She added
that "most everyone in this build-
ing goes out of loyalty."
Gloria Lin, a junior in the Music
School, explained frankly that she
doesn't go to games because "they
just don't concern me."
She also found it incomprehen-
sible why people would "hit each

other for a ball."
Her comments were echoed by
Molly Hsu, a communications
graduate student, who said, "I
don't enjoy watching the violent
element in football games." She
chooses to read during the games.
Engineering senior John
Lavery's enterprising spirit helps
him to think of the games as a
chance to earn money. He claims
that a season ticket-holder can sell
See FOOTBALL, Page 2

by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Administration Reporter
FLINT --Although the 1991-92
state budget just took effect at the
beginning of this month, prepara-
tions for the 1992-93 state budget
battle have just begun.
The University Board of Regents
at its monthly meeting yesterday
unanimously approved University
Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Gilbert
Whitaker's state appropriation re-
quest for the 1992-93 fiscal year.
Whitaker's proposal calls for an ap-
proximate 8.5 percent increase in
state funding - amounting to a
$21.8 million increase.
Last year the University received
a 3.8 percent increase in state appro-
Whitaker acknowledged that he
does not think the University will

receive its request for state funding
because of the state's tight financial
"We know support from the
state is going to be tough for the
next year and maybe for, the next
few years," Whitaker said.
However, Whitaker added that
the University purposely overesti-
mates its budget request to show
the University's long-term plan-
ning for programming.
"We want to make sure they un-
derstand our needs and when the re-
sources are available we hope they
can do some catching up in appropri-
ations," Whitaker said.
University President James
Duderstadt.said that.budget prob-
lems are not unique to Michigan.
"Over the past year, public edu-
cation in this country has eroded in
terms of tax dollar support," he

cies need regental approval, but
Whitaker said the policy was
brought forth at the requestrof the
"They wanted to make sure that
it met their needs, since they are ul-
timately responsible for the pol-
icy," Whitaker said.
The policy was revised from a
version written in 1980 and was
first presented to regents at their
June meeting. The regents brought
up the question of the rights of the
accused at that meeting, and asked
that the policy be revised and pre-
sented again in the near future.
Yesterday, Whitaker stressed
that while the possibility of false
In putting together the
University's budget request,
Whitaker used a 5 percent inflation-
ary estimate for the Higher
Education Price Index (HEPI). This
amounted to $12.9 million of the
appropriation request. The index is
used to predict the inflationary rate
for products related to higher edu-
cation for the upcoming year.
Moreover, the budget request in-
cludes $6.8 million in facilities re-
lated funding - half of this amount
would be used for current facility
operating costs, while the other half
would be allocated to maintenance
,Whitaker also allocated $2.1
million for special academic pro-
grams which he deemed "critical
needs." These programs include:
See BUDGET, Page 2

Not everyone


... .. <_ J --

76-GUIDE counsels students through phone line


by Erin Einhorn
Part of being a student involves
balancing personal issues and pres-
sures from family and friends with
the ever-present stress of classes and
other activities.
But University students and
people in the community, facing
problems with adjustment or hav-
ing difficulties coping with rela-
tionships can find assistance or an
appropriate referral from an objec-

tive peer counselor by dialing 76-
The service, offered by
Counseling Services, answers ques-
tions all night from 5 p.m. until 9
a.m. on weekdays. A peer counselor
can be reached anytime on weekends.
"You don't have to be in crisis to
call," said Counseling Services' co-
ordinator of peer programming
Doreen Murasky, a former 76-
GUIDE supervisor. "You can call

because you're lonely or just want
to talk."
The 15 peer counselors who col-
lectively answer between 1,600 and
2,200 calls between September and
May, share a positive feeling about
the services provided over the phone.
"It might be easier for someone
to talk to somebody they don't
know," said Mike, an LSA senior
and second-year peer counselor.
The peer counselors have re-

quested to maintain anonymity by
withholding their last names in or-
der to avoid callers associating name
recognition with a voice.
Jabeen, also an LSA senior and
second-year peer counselor agreed
with Mike. "A lot of times callers
are intimidated by problems and it's
easier to talk to somebody when you
can't see them."
The service, which was requested
by students, originated in 1970. "It

grew out of the early 70s grass
roots movements when students re-
ally wanted to help each other,"
Murasky said.
They liked the idea of being able,
to come to someone their own age
for help, she said. "That was the
time when it was very anti-estab-
lishment. The rule was don't trust
anyone over thirty."
GUIDE also answered general
questions about the University and

9Greek system should adopt
BYOB policy, say nationals

by Travis McReynolds
Daily Staff Reporter
The University Greek system
should adopt a BYOB policy, said
two representatives from national
fraternity and sorority councils at
an open forum held last night.
At the meeting, a panel of repre-
sentatives from Ann Arbor, the
University, and national fraternity
and sorority councils answered
questions posed by members of the
Greek system concerning alcohol
and fraternity parties.
The keynote speaker, Dave
Westol, executive director of Theta
Chi, encouraged a "bring your own"
policy for the University.

"Kegs are absolute death as far as
legalities are concerned," he said.
"This brings everyone in the frater-
nity and sorority into responsibility
when an accident or tragedy occurs."
President of the Panhellenic
'No one is saying to
stop drinking'
- Dave Westol
Association, Katy Kendall, asked
why sororities are a part of these
proceedings. She said, "We don't
write the checks for the alcohol."
Westol said, "Anyone who has
anything to do with the planning of

a party can be included in a law-
Executive Director of Zeta Tau
Alpha National Sorority Deb Ensor
added, "Sororities are a part of the
problem. You say you have strict al-
cohol policies, and then you run
across the street to the fraternity
party. It is time for us to pull our
heads out of the sand."
"No one is saying to stop drink-
ing, that is not realistic," Westol
said. "But changes have to be made.
Date rape, sexual assault, hazing, vi-
olence, injuries, these things almost
always go back to drinking."
The policy suggestions made by
the panel included, BYOB parties
where students cannot return if they
leave, ID checking, and sober party
monitors to watch over people.
"On paper (the proposed policy)
is perfect. But it is going to take a
year or two to make something like
this work. We are going to have to
change to survive. This whole thing
is a very tough issue to deal with,"
said Engineering senior and Alpha

operated from the Union lobby. The
phone line was available 24 hours a
day. "Our motto was any question,
any time," Murasky said.
Since then, Campus Infomation
Center (CIC) has opened to take on
part of GUIDE's role in answering
casual student inquiries. GUIDE
shortened its hours due to lack of
funds and moved to another office in
the interest of increasing confiden-
See GUIDE, Page 2
House to
loan act
by Stefanie Vines
Daily Government Reporter
The House Education and Labor
Committee will debate next week
the Higher Education Act, which in-
cludes a proposal to replace the cur-
rent guaranteed student loan system
with direct loans to students
through the Department of
If passed, the proposal would
simplify the delivery of loans to
students, eliminate loan-origination
fees, increase loan limits, and reduce
the administrative burden on uni-
versity financial aid offices.
In addition, by eliminating fed-
eral interest subsidies for private
lenders, such as banks, the direct
lending program is expected to save
approximately $1.4 billion in the
first year and $6.6 billion over the


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