The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 25,1991 - Page 3
Cr oat city
ZAGREB, Yugoslavia (AP) -
Federal artillery and gunboats
shielled the historic center of
Dubrovnik for the first time
Wednesday, hitting medieval and
Renaissance sites in the walled city
center, reports and witnesses said.
At least three civilians were
killed and two wounded during the
day as federal forces rained more
than 1,000 shells on homes and ho-
tels, Croatian defense officials said.
A city hospital also was hit, the de-
fense officials said.
The fierce assault on Dubrovnik
came hours after Yugoslav army
troops reported mortar and sni-
per attacks against their positions
in Kupari, a resort just south
of Dubrovnik they had entered
The Yugoslav state news agency
Tanjug later said the army with-
drew from Kupari to "a safer posi-
tion" after suffering unspecified
heavy casualties. The attacks on the
heart of Dubrovnik apparently were
ih retaliation for the army's defeat
Radio Zagreb, monitored in Aus-
tria, said missiles hit Revelin
fortress in Dubrovnik's old town
while people were trying to shelter
there. It gave no casualty figures. It
said said other missiles struck
Stradun, and said part of Sponza
Palace and the roof of the Rupe Mu-
seum were damaged.
Croatia declared independence
along with Slovenia on June 25, but
Croatia's ethnic - Serb minority
wants no part of an independent
1proatia. The federal army, with a
Serb-dominated officer corps, has
sided with the Serb rebels. More
khan 1,000 people have died in the
Male assault survivors
dispel gender myths
by Marcus Olender
A panel discussion on "Male
Survivors of Sexual Assault" was
held last night to dispel the myth
that males, regardless of age, are not
victims of sexual abuse.
Our society has preconceived no-
tions about the male image, said
Ulester Douglas, a graduate student
in the School of Social Work.
Society teaches men from child-
hood to adulthood that "a man can
protect and defend himself and one
who is unable, is not a real man," he
Twenty-five to thirty percent of
reported child abuse cases involve
male children, though this number
may be conservative, said Douglas.
Treating child sexual abuse is a
new field and support for it has
only been in existence for about ten
years while support for male sur-
vivors of child abuse has only been
available for four years, he said.
Homophobia also plays a role in
men's failure to report sexual abuse
or assault, since male victims are of-
ten afraid of being labeled as gay.
"And if the victim is gay," he
said, "then the victim might be
A man loses power when he is
assaulted, Douglas said. He tries to
regain it by fitting the male stereo-
type which defines a man as one who
wields power and is in control. Yet
this male stereotype can be carried
too far resulting in "macho" behav-
ior, Douglas said.
"Real men don't cry," Douglas
said, pointing out the slogan that
says our culture does not allow men
to show the pain they feel.
Also, Douglas added, as a society,
we have difficulty believing that
child abuse really occurs. Our patri-
archal system, which holds up the
tion can arise.
Douglas said we must confront
and challenge the patriarchal society
that makes up our culture. "Men
must start creating new messages
about what it is to be a man," he
LSA senior Michael McCoy
asked how to help a victim seek
"It's like the old adage - you
can take a horse to water, but you
'Men must start creating new messages
about what it is to be a man'
- Ulester Douglas
School of Social Work graduate student
male as the dominant figure, ironi-
cally makes it difficult for male
survivors of child abuse to get help.
Richard Reinsmith, a therapist at
Arbor Training and Consultation,
said that defining abuse can be a
problem if the perpetrator is a fe-
male. "Until recently, it was
'lucky' if an older woman abuses
you," he said.
"'Was it abuse?' is the question
of survivors," he said. If the victim
did not enjoy sex with a woman,
then questions about sexual orienta-
can't make him drink."
Gregor. "Our goal is to
MacGregor said that men who
report sexual assault feel shamed.
He said that it is important that the
victim decide for himself when he
can make decisions.
"Be there for him," he said, "but
don't push too much, that can be
counter-productive. Believe sur-
vivors, they don't make it up."
LSA senior Mike Fardy shops at a local Kroger grocery store yesterday.
Survey finds residence halls need repairs
by Joshua Meckler
Daily Staff Reporter
A survey of residence hall room
conditions conducted by the Univer-
sity Housing Division shows that
repairs are needed in almost every
In an extreme case, 41 percent of
the rooms in Moshzr Jordan were
reported to need repairs.
According to the survey results,
the rooms in the Mary Markley res-
idence hall were in the worst over-
all condition, and those in Baits
were rated the best.
The survey team, which included
two students, examined an average
of 25 percent of the rooms in each
hall, and the results were extrapo-
lated to each dorm as a whole.
Some 34 percent of the desks and
35 percent of the desk chairs in
Markley were found to be in need of
Mary Hummel, Markley's
building director, said, "They do
need repair, definitely. They're 30-
some years old and heavily used. I
think the students would tell you
the same thing."
She cited an incident at the be-
ginning of the year in which a stu-
dent's desk fell off the wall when
Hummel said Markley's poor
condition should not come as a sur-
prise. "It's reached that age where
things start to go."
In response to Markley's prob-
lems, housing poured $400,000 into
the dorm for improvements last
summer and plans to do more work
this summer, said George SanFacon,
director of facilities for the Univer-
sity Housing Division. Among the
renovations implemented were the
purchase of new desk chairs for two
wings of the building.
Hummel said with these im-
provements, "I think within the
next year or so it (Markley) will be
at the top."
Prior to last summer, Markley
had been open for four years
straight, remaining open through
the summer for conferences and
summer school. "That doesn't al-
low for maintenance time at all,"
SanFacon said the limited
amount of money available for up-
keep also has contributed to the
buildings' worsening conditions.
He said the Housing Department
has allocated about $4 million an-
nually for maintaining and improv-
ing the University's residence hall
and family housing facilities. That
amount of money is 1 percent of the
housing inventory's total value of
"That's replacing everything
once every hundred years," SanFacon
said. "Four million is not enough to
adequately sustain and fund the
needed renewal of these buildings."
To counteract this problem, San-
Facon said-he foresees a hike-inroom,
and board rates as well as a reorga-
nization of spending within the
SanFacon said the focus of the
last few years has been on the exte-,
riors of the buildings. "It doesn't
do any good to do anything about
the inside of the building if it's
"We see furniture as a high pri-
ority over the next 10 years," he
Housing is currently engaged in a
10-year program designed "to have a
building inventory with 30 years of
estimated remaining useful life at
the year 2000."
SanFacon said students
shouldn't wait for their rooms to be
fixed. "If your desk is broken now,
you should call FIXIT. I wouldn't
wait for any master plan to come
down the pipe."
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Alpha Phi Omega. Union Ballroom.
Pledge mtg 6 p.m. Chapter meeting, 7
U-M Chess Club. Michigan League. 1
p.m. Call 994-5824 for info.
Academic Affairs Commission. Guild
House, 5 p.m.
U-M Cycling Club. Union, Anderson
Rm C&D, 7:30.
'Building With the Voiceless of El
Salvador," Carmen Argueta. Guild
House, 802 Monroe, noon.
,Selling vs. Filming Your Own
Cinema vs. the Big Guys," Andrew
Horton. 2520 Frieze, noon.
"Political Affiliation and Social
Mobility in Croatia," Dr. Dusko
Sekulic, University of Zagreb. 6050
Institute for Social Research, l p.m.
"God's Ambassadors - Students,"
Dr. Bernard Lall, Andrews University.
Union, Wolverine Rm, 7:30.
r"Heidegger's Critique of the
Husserl/Searle A ccount of
Intentionality," Hubert Dreyfus,
University of California, Berkeley. 2408
Mason, 4 p.m.
'The Role of the Press in Post-Coup
Soviet Union," Lyubov Kovalevskaya.
'East Quad, rm 126, 7 p.m.
"Binary Liquids in Porous Media,"
Dr. Steve Dierker. 1706 Chem, noon.
"From Sandwich to Polydecker
Complexes," Dr. Walter Siebert. Chem
$ldg, rm 1640, 4 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
X102 UGLi or call 936-1000. Extended
hours are 1 a.m. -3 a.m. at the Angell
Hall Computing Center or call 763-
Northwalk, North Campus safety
-walking service. Sun-Thur 8 p.m.- 1:30
a.m. and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.-l11:30 p.m.
Stop by 2333 Bursley or call 763-
"Rikyu," film. Lorch Hall Auditorium,
662-2306 for info. IM wrestling room,
U-M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice. CCRB Martial Arts Rm,
U-M Women's Lacrosse Club. Friday
practice. Oosterbaan Field House, 9-
U-M Taekwondo Club. Friday work-
out. CCRB Small Gym, rm 1200, 6-8
Student Coordinator applications
for the Emerging Leaders program are
available at SODC, 2202 Michigan
Union. Applications are due Oct. 28.
"The Native American Experience,"
TA Training Program, 4050 LSA, 4
Introduction to Computer
Communication for International
Students. International Center, rm 9,
"New Immigration Regulations."
International Center, rm 9, 3-5.
"Three Men and A Baby," free film.
International Center, rm 9, 9-11.
Rally to Support Anita Hill. Liberty
UAAO Halloween Charity Dance. U-
"Friends Helping Friends: How to
Support ASurvivor of Sexual
Assault," brown bag. Women' s
Studies Program Lounge, 234 W.
"What After Yugoslavia?" round-
table discussion. 2011 MLB, 4-6.
National Ecumenical Conference on
the Phillipines. St. Andrews Episcopal
"Tanpopo," film. Sponsored by the
Japan Student Association. $1
members, $2 non-members.
International Center, 3 p.m.
"The Color Purple," film. Hillel, 8
"Tootsie," film. Hillel, 10 p.m.
Drum Circle, percussion and rhythms.
Guild House, 802 Monroe, 7:30.
Rainforest Action Week, bucket
Israeli Dancing, every Sunday. $2.
Hillel, 8-10 p.m.
U-M Ultimate.Frisbee Team, Sunday
practice. Fuller Field, 1-2:30.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors. An-
gell/Mason Computing Center, 7-11.
INVITES YOU TO:
An Open Forum on Important Issues.
* Presentations from both Reverend Al Sharpton
and Moses Stewart, the father of Yusuf Hlawkins.
" The honorable Bernard A. Friedman, US District
Judge, will moderate the speakers.
The above to be followed by questions and comments from the audience.
eIt Is NOT a protest.
It is NOT a march.
It is NOT a rally... Rather it is an evening of
discussion, a time to hear and be heard.
Don't sit home and wait for the news to happeni You too can be
a part of it by joining in the forum. This promises to be one of
the most significant happenings on campus we will all be
there watching as some of the most important Issues of
America are hashed out.
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