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Page 8 -The Michigan Daily- Friday, November 15,1991

Forum
examinesM
student
experience
by Lauren Dermer
Daily Staff Reporter

MSA committee
split over police
use of tear gas

Extracurricular activities, vol-
unteer experience, travel and study
abroad have a greater influence on
students' thoughts about future
goals than does current academic
work.
This was one of the many con-
clusions cited yesterday at an in-
formal presentation and discussion
of research on the "University
Student Experience" by the Center
for the Education of Women
(CEW).
Recent research at CEW has fo-
cused on women's expectations and
goals for the future, math and
physics concentrators, and graduate
students' impressions of the
University.
The first study, titled, "Women
looking ahead: Planning past the
college years," concludes that al-
though many women are idealistic
in wanting a significant career,
there is a concern that such success
requires sacrificing important
relationships.
"Most women talk about want-
ing to share 50-50 with their hus-
bands but are not certain it will
happen and are mentally preparing
to take on the bulk of it them-
selves," Marcy Plunkett, an affili-
ated scholar at CEW, said.
Research also revealed
University students' desire to take
a break from school after they
graduate, generally to travel or get
hands-on work experience in the

Carol Hollenshead, director of the Center for the Education of Women, and Susan Frazier-Kouassi, an
affiliated scholar, present research findings on the experience of students at the University.

real world.
"For some it may be confusion,
but others are seeking some other
type of experience that they
couldn't find at the University,"
Plunkett said.
In the undergraduate math and
physics departments, a study
showed that there are few gender
differences in student performance.
However, women reported less en-
couragement from counselors and
faculty than men, Oksana
Mallanchuk, a senior research asso-
ciate said.
A random sample of Rackham
graduate students reflected very
few differences in the University
experience between genders.

When asked to circle adjectives
indicative of the University, the
most common were bureaucratic,
competitive, and intellectually
demanding, while the least com-
mon were adaptable, flexible, sup-
portive and caring.
CEW researchers said studies
showed that sexual harassment is
still present on campus among
both undergraduate and graduate
students.
"Thcre is confusion among
women about what is appropriate
and what is inappropriate," CEW
research investigator Jean Manis
said. "The energy that goes into
dealing with harassment is com-
pletely debilitating and detracts

from academic work."
However, Carol Hollenshead,
the director of CEW, said she is
happy that after four years of
struggling with the issues, there is
a new sexual harassment policy at
the University.
"There is a hope that it will
provide some of the needed remedy
as well as education," she said.
The researchers emphasized that
the studies are still being analyzed
and conclusions are not at all final.
"We are in the process of final-
izing the report and beginning to
disseminate it throughout the
University and to other universi-
ties across the country,"
Hollenshead said.

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Staff Reporter
A Michigan Student Assembly
panel was divided over whether po-
lice were justified in teargassing
students on South University the
night before the Notre Dame-
Michigan football game.
The conclusions were released
Tuesday in 27-page report by a sub-
committee of MSA's Students'
Rights Commission (SRC). The re-
port took two months to complete.
The report said the goal of the
investigation was to ensure that
such an incident is never repeated.
Panel members plan to meet
with the Ann Arbor Police next
Thursday to present their report.
Monthly meetings between the two
groups will follow.
"We plan to present the report
and convince them that our view-
point is reasonable," said SRC Chair
Michael Warren, a member of the
subcommittee and a third-year law
student. "We are looking for them
to change their procedures where we
recommended they do. We want to
try and monitor their progress and
put pressure on them."
The SRC launched the investiga-
tion after Ann Arbor and other lo-
cal police units used sweeps, tear
gas, and Mace to disperse a large
crowd of Michigan and Notre Dame
students during the early morning
hours of Sept. 14.
The report concludes that the po-
lice were justified in the tactics they
used before 1:20 a.m., asking indi-
viduals to dump open alcohol and
redirecting traffic from the scene.
But it criticized police for not
summoning reinforcements to the
scene before the crowd began to
swell.
According to the report, between
1:20 a.m. and 2 a.m. the crowd's size
swelled from approximately 250 to
approximately 1,750 persons.
A plurality of the commission
also said the police's use of tear gas
was inappropriate because the deci-
sion was premature and the warning
was inadequate.
"The time between the warnings
that the police would use tear gas
and the actual dispersal was only 90
seconds," the report said. "Ninety
seconds between the warning and
this was not sufficient time for a
crowd of 2,000 to disperse, or begin
a noticeable dispersion."
The minority of the panel stated
that the use of tear gas was war-
ranted because it was a "reasonable"
measure to protect the safety of the

officers, the crowd and the area
property. Likewise, other police op-
tions were unavailable or counter-
productive and the warnings given
were adequate, the minority opinion
said.
One panel member, SRC Vice
Chair Robert Van Houweling, ab-
stained from the opinion because he
had not seen the videotape of the
incident.
The panel found that the use of
Mace was justified in self-defense,
to protect the crowd and surround-
ing property. However, it criticized
the use of Mace to move members of'
the crowd. The six arrests were also
justified, the panel said.
The report suggested that stu-
dents be aware of the consequences
of their actions and search for forms
of entertainment other than loiter-i
ing on South University. The sub-
commission also urged the
University to provide alternative
forms of student entertainment and
to lobby on behalf of the report.
'We are looking for
them to change their
procedures where we
recommended they
do.
- Michael Warren]
SRC chair
The subcommission urged the
city to reevaluate the incident and to.
consider encouraging alternative en-
tertainment for students or to re-
zone the South University area to
discourage crowd formation.q
The report further stated, "there
is no doubt that alcohol use was a
factor in the creation of the crowd
and led to unusual behavior by the
crowd," but "alcohol itself was not,0
the sole, nor even the primary cause
of the crowd's hostility to the
police."
South University was the scene
of a student riot involving more
than 7,000 students in April 1989
after Michigan won the NCAA
basketball championship. This
caused property damage to busi-
nesses on South University.
Ann Arbor Police Department
Deputy Chief Walter Lunsford said
of this year's South University inci-
dent, "It was unfortunate that the
situation had to be handled that
way, but given the options available
to the police department, we felt
they acted appropriately."

DDA to consider

by David Rheingold
Daily City Reporter
A member of the Downtown
Development Authority (DDA)
yesterday asked the commission to
give $11,500 to the Shelter
Association of Ann Arbor to help it
reopen its daytime shelter in time
for the approaching winter season.
? At the DDA's monthly meeting
yesterday, member David DeVarti
proposed that it designate the sum
for shelter renovations under the
DDA's pedestrian improvement
find.
; DeVarti's proposal was an
amendment to a proposal to spend
$11,500 repairing holiday lights on
Main Street.
.' But he later withdrew it with
the understanding that it would be
taken up for more intensive review
lilB M

by the DDA's Parking and Housing
Committee next Wednesday.
DeVarti said he introduced his
proposal as an amendment because
he felt that the city should not pay
for holiday lights until homeless
people have a place to stay.
"I'm unwilling to spend a dime
on those things until the important
needs of the community are met, and
one of those needs is to make sure
that the daytime shelter is open,"
DeVarti said.
Because of budget cuts, the day
shelter's renovations are short by
$10,800, Shelter Association Exec-
utive Director Jean Summerfield
wrote yesterday in a letter to
DeVarti.
The day shelter, located at 112 S.
Ashley St., closed this past summer
for several repairs.

inding for shelter
It is scheduled to reopen near the announced his proposal to the table.
end of this month, said Don Godell, The DDA then debated whether
an interim night manager for the as- it could spend money alloted for
sociation. pedestrian improvements on low-
But Jeff Gearhart, a member of income housing.
the Homeless Action Committee Some members said such a pro-
(HAC), told the DDA he believes posal - however well-intentioned
the city must help it to open as soon - would violate the rules of the
as possible because of dropping DDA's charter, and put the city in
temperatures. legal trouble with taxpayers and
HAC has repeatedly lobbied for bondholders.
the city to spend DDA bonds on the City Administrator Alfred
construction of low-income housing Gatta said he believes that if the
instead of projects such as parking DDA intends to spend its money on
structures and business projects not specified in its charter,
development. the City Council should consider
Last night, however, was the amending the charter.
first time a HAC member has ad- "I think the DDA, if in fact it's
dressed the DDA, said Victor going to consider such things as
Adamo, who has served on the DDA housing ... then we ought to return
since 1986. to the plan and rethink our goals and
After Gearhart's speech, DeVarti objectives," Gatta said.

Running a never-ending bucket drive
Mike Kelly gave away his possessions, collects money for orphans in India

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by Natasha Goburdhun
Mike Kelly stands with a sign
and a bucket, a pillar of determina-
tion in the constant flow of stu-
dents, in front of the West Engi-
neering arch collecting money for
the Happy Children's Home.
He has conducted the bucket
drive for over 10 years and is as fa-
miliar to students as Preacher
Mike or Shakey Jake. But unlike
these locals little is known about
Mike Kelly or the orphans that he
supports.
Ann Arbor resident Mike Kelly
has been donating his time and
money to the poor and destitute in
India for 21 years. Kelly supports
the Happy Children's Home, an or-
phanage located in the convent of
the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of
Jesus, in the Tamil Nadu state.
In 1970, Kelly gave all of his
possessions to the poor in India as a
way of following what he believes

to be the teachings of Jesus.
"This is a way in which I am
following Jesus Christ and His
teachings. It is a supernatural wis-
dom to be loving God by loving his
poorer children in real ways,"
Kelly said.
Kelly's motivation stems from
his desire to lead a life for which he
feels he was called. "Jesus conse-
crated me to do this when I was 18
years old," he said.
He said he has forsaken all plea-
sures in life as well as marriage and
employment to spend his time giv-
ing to those in need.
Kelly began fostering children
through a Detroit-based mission 20
years ago. Then through correspon-
dence with Father Carmel, a
Catholic priest in India, Kelly
helped financially support aban-
doned wives, widows, and orphaned
children. Word spread of Carmel's
and Kelly's work and soon more

orphaned children were brought to
the mission.
As a result, an orphanage for
113 girls and boys was opened us-
ing money that Kelly donated.
Eventually, Father Carmel was
transferred and the orphanage was
forced to move into the convent.
Because of limited space, ap-
proximately 57 girls and 3 boys
currently live in the Happy Chil-
dren's Home.
The money collected from the
bucket drive helps to buy food,
clothing, and medical care for the
children of the orphanage. Kelly is
overwhelmed by the support of
students and assures that the chil-
dren greatly appreciate the
donations.
"The children are praying for
each person that donates."
He said none of the money col-
lected goes to his own expenses
since he already has all he needs. He

has spent three winters with the
children of the orphanage and is
leaving again for India soon.
His main objective is giving to
those who are less fortunate. He
said he feels that he is providing
the young girls of the mission with
a strong foundation of love and
family to prepare them for the hard
life ahead of them.
Kelly has also given money to
provide young women with em-
ployment programs to help them
earn money of their own.
While many recognize Kelly
and have often supported his cause
few know exactly for what Kelly
solicits money.
"His intentions are good, but
you don't know enough about the
cause to know where the money ac-
tually goes," said James Wharton,
an LSA junior.

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A passerby donates change to Mike Kelly, an Ann Arbor resident who is
collecting money to support an orphanage in India.

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intelligence agents indicted
bing of Pan Am Flight 103
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sterday by U.S. and British au- of Carmyllie.
the bomb that destroyed Pan The Dec. 21, 1988, bomb blast killed all 259 people
killing 270 people. aboard the New York-bound Boeing 747 plus 11 people
n officials said high-ranking on the ground when debris from the explosion fell on
eeply involved in the plot and Lockerbie, Scotland, and the surrounding countryside.
ility of action against the Fitzwater did not rule out the possibility of using
,rnment. military force to arrest the suspects, who are believed

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