The Michigan Daily- Friday, November 15,1991 - Page 3
Federal judge talks
on right t
y Robin Litwin
U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn
enlightened a group of students
about the right to privacy at
Hutchins Hall last night. The
speech, sponsored by the Michigan
Student Assembly's Peace and Jus-
tice Commission and the Under-
graduate Law Club, related the
topic to issues ranging from abor-
ion to computer technology.
"The right of privacy, however
we define it, demonstrates the cre-
ation of a right for the people under
the law created by judges," Cohn
This right has evolved since the
precedent was set by a Harvard Law
Review article in 1890, entitled
"Right to Privacy." This article has
been cited more times than any other
*rticle in dealing with right-to-pri-
vacy cases, Cohn said.
He continued to trace growth of
the right to privacy principle up
through the present, discussing the
impact of the advancement of
"Technology will theoretically
get to the point where anything
anybody wants to know about us
will be available," Cohn said. "But,
practically, we will (have the same
amount of privacy) because no one
will be interested in finding out."
He also addressed current issues
including privacy issues involved in
Roe v. Wade, as well as his 1989 de-
cision that struck down the 1987
University discriminatory harass-
ment policy as unconstitutional.
In his ruling, he reasoned that the
regulation was overbroad. This set a
precedent for other universities to
- Daily staffer David Leitner
contributed to this story
battle over La.
The Strictly Business review in yesterday's Daily incorrectly reported the
actor who plays "Homey the Clown" on "In Living Color." He is played
by Damon Wayans.
Calm before the storm
There were only a few students in 17 Angell Hall yesterday because only
graduate students are registering. Next week the room will be filled
with students choosing classes for next semester.
Miss. court case
by Andrew Levy
Daily Staff Reporter
Tomorrow, Louisiana voters
will cast ballots in the nation's
most controversial gubernatorial,
election in recent memory. The
runoff election pits former three-
term Democratic governor Edwin
Edwards against Republican State
Rep. David Duke, an ex-Nazi and
former Grand Wizard of the Ku
The contest was made necessary
by the Oct. 19 primary in which
Edwards won 34 percent of the vote,
Duke won 32 percent and incumbent
Gov. Buddy Roemer, also a Republi-
can, won 26 percent. Since no candi-
date received a majority, a runoff
must be held.
Current polls, which have been
adjusted to account for people who
will not admit their support for
Duke's campaign, show Edwards
leading 46 to 40 percent, with an-
other 14 percent of voters
"There's a lot of undecided vote
out there. That's mine. I think all,
most all of it is mine," Duke said in
a recent campaign appearance in
Lafayette. "I think we'll win by a
The national controversy in the
election has centered over the char-
acter of candidate Duke, who has a
history of involvement with a num-
ber of racial and religious hate
groups. Duke has disavowed his past
affiliations with the KKK, and has
gained support with a populist mes-
sage appealing to many voters in a
state hard hit by the recession.
So controversial is Duke's candi-
dacy, that the official state Republi-
can party has refused to give him any
backing. Even President Bush has,
said he would vote Democratic.
"What's the choice?" Bush.
Further complicating the elec-
tion is Edwards' past. Following
Edwards' third term as governor, he
was indicted on racketeering
charges, though he was later acquit-
ted. The negative media attention
focused on Edwards during that pe-
riod has not completely worn off.
"It's amazing," said political
pollster Silas Lee. "We have two of
the most disliked people in the state
running for governor. They edged
out the third most disliked -
Buddy Roemer. All three of them
consistently show very highly nega-
tive images in polls."
The key issue in the campaign has
been the character of the candidates,
highlighted by comments about
their respective religious beliefs and
about racial issues.
Edwards' religious convictions
have been brought into question by a
1984 interview in which he suppos-
edly doubted the resurrection of Je-
sus Christ. Duke, who claims to be a
born-again Christian, has pressed
- Associated Press contributed
to this report
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Alpha Phi Omega. MLB Lec Rm 1.
Pledge mtg 6 p.m. Chapter meeting, 7
U-M Chess Club. Michigan League. 1
p.m. Call 994-5824 for info.
"Political Reflection on Peru Based
On a Recent Trip," Buzz Alexander.
Guild House, 802 Monroe, noon.
"Latino Identity, American Culture,
and Chicano-Boricua Studies," Jose
Cuello. 410 Mason, 11:30-1.
"Dinosaur Tracking Revolution -
New Applied Dimensions For
Geology," Martin Lockley, University
of Colorado. 1640 Chem, 4 p.m.
"Infrared Spectroscopy as a Probe of
Absorption and Catalysis at
Electrified Interfaces," Dr. Carol
Korzeniewski. 1706 Chem, noon.
"Taiwan and China: Temporary
Separation or Divorce?" Rev.
Michael Stainton. Center Room, N.
Campus Commons, 7:30-9:30.
"Hindu Philosophy: Science or
Spirituality" Dr. Mahesh Mehta.
MLB, Lec Rm 1, 1:30.
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-
"Tokkan," film. Lorch Hall Audito-
rium, 7 p.m., free.
U-M Ultimate Frisbee Team, Friday
practice. All skill levels welcome.
Oosterbaan Fieldhouse, 7-9.
U-M Ninjitsu Club, every Friday. Call
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
VIA Hillel. Call Rob at 998-0482 for
Grads and Young Professionals
Veggie Shabbat Potluck. Law Quad,
Lawyer's Club, 7:30.
East Central Europe and Germany,
symposium. League, Hussey Rm, 2-
The Yawp literary magazine is accept-
ing manuscripts and artwork in 1210
U-M/OSU Blood Battle. Markley, 2-
Army ROTC Turkey Shoot. Rifle
"Shopping as an International
Student," discussion. International
Serpent's Tooth Theatre, auditions.
Tappan Middle School, 2251 E.
Undergraduate Philosophy Club. 2220
"Academic Excellence: What Does it
happy hour. Ashley's, 4-7.
Snowboarding, weather permitting.
Cube, 5 p.m.
Women's.Glee Club, fall concert.
Rackham Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Duplicate Bridge Game, every
Friday. Union, Tap Room, 7:15.
Palimpsest: Editorial Theory in the
Humanities, conference. B-School,
Michigan Rm, 10-5. Rackham
Assembly Hall, 8:15.
Emerging Leaders Program Group
Leader applications available at
SODC, 2202 Union. Applications due
"The Status of Minority Peoples in
Developing Countries," panel discus-
sion. Rackham 3rd floor conf rm, 3-
The PC Frame-Up: What's Behind
"Why The PC Controversy Now?"
panel discussion. MLB Aud 3, 3-5.
"PC in the News," panel discussion.
MLB Aud 3, 7:30-9:30.
"A World Apart," film. Hillel, 8 p.m
and 10 p.m.
Drum Circle, percussion and rhythms.
Guild House, 802 Monroe, 7:30.
"Therapeutic Issues on the
Frontline: Practical Interventions
With Diverse Populations," panel
discussion. League, Koessler Lounge,
Reform Havurah Havdalah Service.
Palimpsest: Editorial Theory in the
Humanities, conference. B-School,
Michigan Rm, 10-5. East Central
Europe and Germany, symposium.
League, Hussey Rm, 9:30-3:30.
Symposium on Nitrogen and
Heterocyclic Chemistry. 1640 Chem,
9:30-12 and 2-4:15.
Third Graduate Workshop on
Second Anniversary of the
Assassinations at the Jesuit
University in El Salvador, workshop.
MLB, 4-6:30. Rackham Steps, 6:30-
The PC Frame-Up: What's Behind
"Affirmative Action: Intent and
Effect," panel discussion. Angell Aud
"Ongoing Curriculum Reforms at
Michigan," panel. Angell Aud B, 1-3.
"Perspectives on Future Curriculum
Reforms at Michigan," panel discus-
sion. Angell Aud B, 3:30-5:30.
"Free Speech, Hate Speech, The First
Amendment, and Equality Law: What
Are the Issues?" panel discussion.
Angell Aud B, 7:30-9:30.
by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Higher Education Reporter
Separate but equal. Maybe.
A 16-year-old debate over
whether Mississippi universities are
intentionally segregated is finally
drawing to a close as the U.S.
Supreme Court heard initial argu-
ments in the case Wednesday.
Funding gaps are the keystone of
the lawsuit brought against the
state of Mississippi for allegedly
allocating more funding and provid-
ing better quality programs and fa-
cilities to historically white col-
leges than historically Black insti-
Plaintiffs claim the status of
historically Black colleges is delib-
erately kept beneath that of white
schools to channel Black students to
them, while lawyers arguing for
Mississippi say that equal access to
higher education is an
Although Mississippi schools
are no longer segregated by law,
they continue to be segregated by
numbers, said Ruby Neely, director
of publickinformation at Jackson
State. Jackson State's student body
is 94 percent Black.
The suit was filed in 1975 by
Jake Ayers, Sr. on behalf of his son
and 21 other Black students. The
suit demands the historically Black
colleges of Alcorn State, Jackson
State, and Mississippi Valley State
be compensated for decades of
Although Mississippi colleges
have been legally desegregated since
1962 when James Meredith, a Black
man, was admitted to the Univer-
sity of Mississppi under court or-
der, they are not integrated. The
state's five formerly all-white uni-
versities remain 82 percent white,
while its three historically Black
colleges are 95 percent Black.
This fiscal year, Alcorn, Jackson,
and Valley have a combined $32.9
million in state funding. Five his-
torically white universities and the
University of Mississippi medical
school have been allocated $203.6
Jackson State Political Science
Prof. Mary Coleman said the
Supreme Court's decision, which is
expected by July, could have serious
"If the court does not rule for
the plaintiff, it sends the signal that
there is not a judicial remedy for
disparities that have historically ex-
isted and continued to manifest in
contemporary society," she said.
John Goodman, a lawyer for the
state, said historically Black col-
leges are entitled to be enhanced, but
a corrective order is not the jurisdic-
tion of the federal courts. Goodman
also contended that in "today's
world," all students have the free-
dom to choose where they would
like to attend college.
Coleman said she fears histori-
cally Black colleges will be deemed
without value to American society.
"Although the Bush Adminis-
tration says that Black colleges have
a special mission, the ruling could
argue that Black colleges are not es-
sential institutions," she said.
"Should the court rule in favor of
Ayers, it would mean they have
given legitimacy to the existence of
historically Black colleges and
taken notice of racial
Coleman said the issue is not
about forced segregation.
Hindu Students Council presents
Dr. Mahesh Mehta
President of World Hindu Council
(Vishwa Hindu Parishad)
Sponsored by MSA
Science or Spirituality
Saturday, November 16,1:30 pm
MLB Lecture Room #1
For more information call:Mihir Meghani at 995-2765
A Message to All Students About Registration
We are looking forward to assisting you as you prepare to register for the winter term (early registration is
November 18 to December 6). As you know, charges for the current term were due in full on October 31,
a month earlier than last year. If you have not as yet completed your payments, or if you are having difficulty
making them, the following suggestions may be helpful:
*If you have an unpaid balance on your account and have a week or more remaining until your early registration
appointment, please make payment on your account by mail (UM Student Accounts, Dept. Box 77722,
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Rm. 2011 Student Activities Building 763-6600
Rm. 2226 Student Activities Building 764-7447
Israeli Dancing, every Sunday. $2.
Hillel, 8-10 p.m.
Sunday Worship. Campus Chapel, 10
"Radio Caliente," Puerto Rican music
broadcast. WCBN, 12-2.
Hillel Volleyball. CCRB, 2-4.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors. An-
gell/Mason Computing Center, 7-11.
611 Church, 7-10.
U-M/OSU Blood Battle. South Quad,
The PC Frame-Up: What's Behind
"What Happened at Michigan:
Critiquing D'Souza's Illiberal
Education," panel discussion. Angell
Aud B, 10-12.
"Rethinking 'Excellence' in the
Scholarly Disciplines," panel discus-
sion. Angell Aud B, 1-3.
"The University and the Community,"
panel discussion. Angell Aud B, 3:30-
food served all dayl
.C John St