The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 8, 1991 - Page 3
Psychology TA says regent's
.comments equal 'harassment'
by Joshua Meckler
Daily Staff Reporter
Psychology TA Pattrice Maurer
has filed a grievance with the TA
dnion asking Regent Deane Baker
(R-Ann Arbor) to publicly state
teat he was misinformed when he
spade statements implying Maurer
* gave credit to her students for
protesting his house.
Baker's comments, made during a
University Board of Regents meet-
ipg, were published last May in the
Ann Arbor News. In another article
appearing several days later, Maurer
denied Baker's charges and said that
baker had misrepresented her
* Early this week, Maurer said, "I
never told the class to protest Baker
or any other regent or suggested to
anyone that they would do better in
the class for it."
Baker said he would not com-
ment on his original statements
concerning Maurer and said he was
hot aware that a grievance had been
"If she's done that, I'm sure in
due course I'll hear about it," Baker
He added, "Maurer freely speaks
her opinions, and that's her
The class Maurer taught last
Semester, and which she is teaching
now, is a section of Psychology 201
entitled "Project Outreach: Social
Maurer said students in her class
are required to spend four hours a
week working in a social change or-
ganization such as the Ozone House,
ment and uneasiness she felt while
teaching prompted her to file the
As an example of the
she received, Maurer cited
rassment," Maurer said.
Amy Polk, vice president of the
Graduate Employees Organization
(GEO) and the chair of its grievance
committee, said she believes Baker's
comments violated the contract be-
tween GEO and the University.
"He is violating it because he has
given Pattrice Maurer undue
scrutiny and evaluated her unfairly
as a TA because of her political be-
liefs and sexual orientation," Polk
Polk said the grievance does not
ask Baker to apologize, but instead
asks him to say that he was misin-
formed about Maurer's class. "We
thought that would be easier on his
Polk said she met with three rep-
resentatives of the University ad-
ministration on Oct. 11 to discuss
"The mood was not optimistic
... they could not get Deane Baker to
do anything he doesn't want to do,
and they seemed troubled by this."
Dan Gamble, manager of com-
pensation and staff relations and one
of the University representatives
who met with Polk, said the
University's response will be re-
leased today. He would not com-
ment on the outcome of Maurer's
the Ann Arbor Shelter Association,
or the Domestic Violence Project.
She said students are free to choose
any organization they want, as long
as their work involves social change.
Maurer said Baker may have ini-
tially made the comments to try and
silence her. Maurer is a vocal critic
"It's pretty clear what Baker
was doing here was using his power
as my boss to put pressure on me to
shut the fuck up," she said.
Maurer did not file the grievance
with the TA union until early this
fall. She said increased scrutiny of
her class by the psychology depart-
dent where the psychology depart-
ment gave her a list of all the stu-
dent organizations on campus, ask-
ing her to delineate which groups
she would allow students to work
"It certainly has had an effect on
me - a great deal of stress, frustra-
tion, having to do things to answer
"I couldn't even begin to count
the number of hours to support my
own integrity and the right of this
course to survive since he has made
"All of this, as far as I and the
union are concerned, adds up to ha-
Watch out for that oil spill!
Lawrence Rose, a student at Eastern Michigan University, plays "Race
Drivin' Panorama" at Pinball Pete's on South University yesterday.
NATO invites Warsaw
* Democratic presidential candidates to
debate at Detroit convention next week
by Travis McReynolds
Daily Staff Reporter
For the first time, all six
'Democratic Party 1992 presidential
candidates will be brought together
to discuss issues in an open forum.
The forum will be held next
Tuesday in Detroit and is being
sponsored by the AFL-CIO labor
union as a part of their national con-
vention held every two years.
College Democrat President
Dana Miller said Detroit was cho-
sen as the site for the event because
of its heavy concentration of labor
"Traditionally, the labor vote
has been directed towards
Democratic presidential candidate Jerry Brown will not visit Ann
Arbor today, as yesterday's Daily reported.
The LSA student government is sponsoring speakers, including Mitch
Albom and Bernie Smilovitz, on Dec. 4. The sponsor was incorrectly
reported.in Wednesday's Daily.
MSA rep. John Vandenberg's name was misspelled in a graphic in
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Democrats, but in the past few elec-
tions, the labor vote has been di-
rected towards Republicans ... The
Democrats are interested in regain-
'The Democrats are
interested in regain-
ing the support of
- Dana Miler
ing the support of union members,
said Miller, an LSA senior.
The candidates will speak at the
Renaissance Center Building's
Westin Hotel in Detroit. The forum
will be followed by a reception
which all six candidates are
expected to attend. Neither events
are open to the public.
Iowa Senator Tom Harkin will
visit Ann Arbor directly after the
Tuesday afternoon forum to speak
to University students as a part of
his campaign tour.
No other candidates have an-
nounced plans to visit the
University yet, but former
California Governor Edmund
"Jerry" Brown already spoke in
Ann Arbor Oct. 10, prior to the an-
nouncement of his candidacy.
Currently, the Democratic "six
pack" includes, Brown, Arkansas
Governor Bill Clinton, Harkin,
Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey, for-
mer Massachusetts Senator Paul
Tsongas, and Virginia Governor
Pact to joini
ROME (AP) - President Bush
won assurances yesterday from
NATO leaders that they still want
America's help in defending Europe.
In a landmark summit, NATO
agreed to invite old Warsaw Pact
adversaries to join them in "a new
era of partnership."
In a long day of re-evaluation,
NATO also adopted a slimmer mil-
itary structure in a bow to the end
of the Cold War and prepared to
call on the Soviets to put their ar-
maments under the control of a sin-
gle central authority.
"We must clasp the outreached
hand of the people whose freedom
has at last been won by a combina-
tion of their courage and our re-
solve," said Bush.
"We have lost our former ene-
mies," NATO Secretary-General
Manfred Woerner said in opening
the meeting. "We all rejoice in
But it was Bush's challenge to
NATO that dominated the opening
sessions of the two-day summit.
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Bush pledged the United States
would never abandon NATO but
bluntly told his West European al-
lies they must say whether they
need or want America in their drive
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"If, my friends, your ultimate
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us is today," Bush told the allied
Bush's challenge produced pro-
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