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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 21, 1991 - Page 3
White supremacy leader
harasses college campus 1 t-

yGwen Shaffer
ally Higher Education Reporter
The leader of a white
supremacist group said he will
"storm-troop" the Macalester
College campus if he has to, after
the campus organization that in-
vited him to speak told him he is no
longer welcome.
Students at the small St. Paul,
Minn., liberal arts school said they
re scared that violence may break
The Macalester College
Conservative Organization
(MCCO) invited president of the
White Student Union (WSU) Tom
David to speak, under the presump-
tion that his speech would criticize
affirmative action. However, when
other students at the generally lib-
eral college heard about the
*peaker's intentions, they became
concerned and decided to mobilize a
campaign to prevent him from
David, a sophomore at the
University of Minnesota, described
the WSU as an organization that
wants to end "affirmative action
and quotas" at the university.
"I believe the separation of the
aces is necessary to preserve my
race, but I wish no evils on any non-
whites," David said.
David has a reputation for bring-
ing violence with him wherever he
goes, said Stephanie Erickson, editor
of Macalester's student paper, The
Mac Weekly. Erickson said that
students who had heard about David
and his "Nazi-like beliefs" formed
a group called the Concerned
Students. About 40 members held a
sit-in in the dean of students' office
and demanded that MCCO disinvite
Continued from page 1
for the 35-cent fee on tuition bills.
"What we are doing is going to
the route of the problem by attack-
ing the need for tuition increases
*through increased state appropria-
tions to higher education," MCC
President Guy Clark said.
Keith Molin, vice president for
government relations, said the
University is pleased with MCC's
new stance on tuition caps.
"I have always argued that tu-
ition is a reflection of state support.

A dialogue was held between
Concerned Students and MCCO. As
a result of Concerned Students' ac-
tions, the MCCO said it would in-
form David that he was no longer
welcome to speak on campus.
David said he believes the major-
ity of Macalester students want
him to speak, and that a minority is
accusing his "bodyguards" of bring-
ing violence.
"It is always a small number of
radicals who decide the politics. I
would love to not have to wear a
bullet proof vest at speaking en-
gagements," David said.
Last Tuesday, The Mac Weekly
received a letter from David, claim-
ing that "whining minorities"
would not keep him and his follow-
ers from coming to the campus even
if they "have to literally storm-
troop" their way in.
Erickson said she originally
thought the letter was a hoax until
she called him. "Originally I
thought it was a hoax because I
didn't think anyone would have the
balls to do this," she said.
Erickson said she felt students
had a right to know about the letter
but asked the administration their
opinion on publishing it.
When students read the letter
and learned of David's threats, many
became very afraid, Erickson said.
About 300 students sponta-
neously went to the student union
and a petition calling for the admin-
istration to "take the threats seri-
ously" began circulating. Dean of
Students Ed DeCarbo came to the
union and fielded questions from

students until 4 a.m.
Members of the faculty also ex-
pressed their concern by writing a
letter to the Mac Weekly. In the
letter, they said if a minority ha-
rassment policy had been in place,
minority students could have filed a
complaint. In that case, MCCO
probably would not have invited
David to campus in the first place,
Erickson said.
Many students do not feel the
administration is handling the situ-
ation well.
"(Dean DeCarbo) did not seem
concerned at all. He thinks everyone
is over-reacting," Erickson said.
First-year student Liddya Maza
agreed. "The administration is not
giving us as much respect as we de-
serve. They are not putting enough
power in the students' hands, and
the whole thing is over a feeling of
powerlessness," Maza said.
Gary McVey, assistant director
of public relations for the college,
said the administration is doing
what it thinks is best.
"We have increased the number
of security guards, asked the St. Paul
police to patrol the campus more
often, and have made outside phones
more available," McVey said.
Although some students said
they are worried that David and
other members of the WSU could
show up on campus at any time,
Maza said she doubts he will fol-
low through.
"Saying he will come is just a
ploy for publicity. He cannot afford
to get in trouble with the law - it
would not be worth it to him," she
MCCO President David Frenz
was unavailable to comment.

If I had a drum, I'd play it in the mornin'
LSA junior Paul Yoon smiles as he plays a steel drum at Herb David Guitar Studio yesterday afternoon. Yoon is
a faithful employee of the music shop.
Affirmative action forum tonight

I think that this move sends a posi-
tive message not only to students,
but also to members of the legisla-
ture and the administration," he
said. "This way we have students
and administrators working
Despite praise from University
administrators, MCC's new stance
has received some criticism.
Glenn Stephens, director of the
President's Council - an organiza-
tion comprised of all the public
university presidents - said the
new stance won't please all

"Some students have been sup-
portive of tuition increases because
they understand the logic behind
it," he said. "There isn't a president
in the state that takes joy in tuition
increases. Decisions have to be made
about university priorities."
LSA junior David Englander,
chair of the Michigan Student
Assembly's External Relations
Committee, said tuition increases
aren't necessarily a bad thing.
Molin said some administrators
wanted to eliminate MCC funding
because of the conflicting beliefs of
the University and MCC over
"The University has been against
tuition caps, while MCC has been in
favor of them. Obviously, it is a
contradiction," he said.

by Rob Patton
Daily Staff Reporter
A panel of experts from across
the country wii i here tonight to
debate the mer of an issue that
always provok s controversy, both
nationally a campus: affirma-
tive action.
"Affirmati Ac on: Re-exam-
ining the Stat is uo," a forum
sponsored by ku ider magazine,
will be held at 7 p.m. in Rackham
Auditorium. Tf e panel will include
a question and answer session with
members of the audience.
The discussion is the second in
Consider's annual Fall Forum se-
ries. The first, a debate last year on
pornography and censorship, drew
standing room only crowds. This
year, Consider expects the contro-
versy surrounding affirmative ac-
tion to achieve similar success, said
LSA senior and Consider Editor in
Chief Hans Greimel.
"With t- P.C. conference here
at the Uni, the P.C. debate in
general, tl .as nomination and
the rising _e conservative criti-
cism of af irm ive action policies,
it's one of the foremost issues to-
day," Greimel said.
"Affirmative action is one of
those issues that a lot of people talk
about but don't fully understand,"

1 In Friday's paper, Athletic Director Jack Weidenbach's name was
spelled incorrectly.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

'resent at both openiun
and closing rol calls
Cheryl Hanba
Andrew Kanfer
Antonio Vernon
Alexia Fink
Brian Kight
John Vandenberg
Aaron Williams
Ken Bartlette
Julie Davies
David Englander'
Scott Gast
Heather Johnston
Megan Landers
Johnathan Line
Joel Martinez
Melissa Saari
SKim Watson
Nicole Shupe
Natural Resources
Nena Shaw
Tim Darr
Jeff Hinte
Max Ochoa
Amy Polk
Ben Witherell
Maria Yen
Continued from page 1
Yet he lamented that CC's ad-
vent last year - after 16 years of
SAID control - transformed
LSA-SG into a political body.
"LSA student government was
always immune to the political
squabble that crippled MSA," he
said. "(CC) looked at LSA student
government as a hostile takeover.
They saw that and took it. It was a
smart move."
But CC representatives dis-
agreed, saying that their MSA

Greimel said. "I think it's
Consider's responsibility to take
the issue by the horns and deal with
this in an open and fair manner.''
The speakers are Laurence
Thomas, a philosophy professor at
Syracuse University; the Rev.
Charles Stith, director of a civil
rights group called the

Organization for a New Equality;
Edgar Jerome Dew, Chairman of the
National Conference of Black
Lawyers; and Thomas Fleming, edi-
tor of Chronicles magazine and ana-
lyst of the Rockford Institute, a
conservative think tank.
The event is free and open to the

AUsent at UU upening.
and closing roll calls
Michael Warren
Mark Bernstein
Tom Cunningham
Jong Han
Kevin Killian
Priti Marwah
Jeff Muir
Anitra Nolte
Andrew Petrella
Ian Nordan
Sean Herlihy
Social Work
Colleen Crossey
PURVI SHAH/Daily Graphic
counterparts are affected by politi-
cal commissions and that LSA-SG
always voted unanimously on is-
"LSA is not political," said
LSA-SG president Joe Sciarrotta, a
CC member. "There's no reason to
run an opposing party because
things have run so smoothly."
In MSA elections, MSA office
worker Colleen Tighe estimated
that the voter turnout for this elec-
tion will be between one and three
thousand -- around the usual fall
election returns.

Holders say three American

Michigan Video Yearbook,
weekly mtg. Union, 4th floor, 7:30.
Tagar, Zionist student activists.
Hillel, 6:30 p.m.
Intervarsity Christian
Fellowship, mtg. Dana, Rm
1040, 7 p.m.
Campus Crusade for Christ,
weekly mtg. Dental School Kellogg
Aud, G005, 7-8.
External Relations Commit-
tee, weekly mtg. MSA Office, 3rd
floor Union, 7 p.m.
Peace and Justice Com-
mission. MSA Office, 3rd floor
Union, 7 p.m.
Amnesty International, weekly
mtg. MLB, B137, 7 p.m.
Islamic Circle. League, 3rd floor,
ACT-UP Ann Arbor. Union,
Crofoot Rm, 7:30.
U-M Snowboarding Club, mtg
and volleyball. CCRB, 6:45.
"Birdsong and Speech: Some
Developmental Parallels" Peter
Marler, Univ. of Calif.-Davis. MLB
Lec 2, 4 p.m.
"Issues in Hispanic Health -
A Primary Care Prospective,"
panel discussion. Union, Pond Rm,
"The Theology of Sex," Fr.
Thomas Hopko. Union, Pendleton
Rm, 7-8;30.
"Structural Chemistry of
Phosphorus and Nitrogen
Oxides: A Computational
Approach," Lawrence Lohr. 1640
Chem, 4 p.m.
"Intellectual Freedom Issues:
Moving Towards the Year
2000," Judith Krug. 411 W.
Engineering, 1:30.
"Waterfalls of Nakasendo,"

Tsedaka. 3050 Frieze, 4 p.m.
Furt her more
Safewalk, night-time safety walk-
ing 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 call 763-4246.
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-WALK
U-M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do
Club, practice. CCRB Martial Arts
Rm, 7-8.
U-M Swim Club, Thursday work
out. IM Pool, 6:30-8:30.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors. An-
gell/Mason Computing Center, 7-
Women's Rugby, Tuesday prac-
tice. Mitchell Field, 5:45-8.
Russkij Chaj, Russian conversa-
tion practice. MLB 3rd floor conf
rm, 4-5.
Consider: Forum on
Affirmative Action. Rackham
Auditorium, 7:30.
The Yawp Literary Magazine,
artwork and manuscripts accepted.
1210 Angell.
Journey Women, worship. Guild
House, 802 Monroe, 7:30.
"Bright Lights, Big Show,"
Comedy Company. League,
Mendelssohn Theater, 8 p.m.
Emerging Leaders Program
Group Leader applications avail-
able at SODC, 2202 Union.
Applications due Nov. 22.
"Teach. Abroad Opportunities
for K-12 Teachers," panel dis-
cussion. School of Ed, rm 1309,
Focus on Undergraduate

hostages will be
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - In
another sign that the hostage saga is
drawing to a close, the umbrella
group for the hostage-holders said
yesterday that the three remaining
American captives will be released
soon. Iran indicated that one, Joseph
Cicippio, could be let go next week.
In Washington, the White House
said prospects for freedom for the
remaining U.S. hostages "look
brighter than they have for a long
American Thomas Sutherland,
one of the two hostages freed
Monday after an exhaustive diplo-
matic effort by U.N. Secretary-
General Javier Perez de Cuellar, re-
counted his ordeal to reporters at
the military hospital in Wiesbaden,

relea ?d soon
Germany, who - he is recuperating.
"I could . -t say it's been
worth waiting for ,ut it was a heck
of a long wait - ?,347 days," said
Sutherland. He d scribed being kept
in chains and in dark cells, and of
once being beaten until he screamed
in pain.
The other ho ;tage freed Monday,
Church of England envoy Terry
Waite, spent a quiet day yesterday .
with his family at a British air base.
Waite's family said he wanted to
respond to suggestions that Waite's
own efforts to free hostages were
compromised by his contacts with
former White House aide Oliver
North, who was at the center of the
Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages

Graduate School of
Architecture, Planning,
and Preservation

Fr. Thomas Hopko, Ph. D.
Distinguished Theologian, Author and Lecturer will speak on
Sponsored by the Council of EasternOrthodox Churches ofMetropolitan Detroit
University of Michigan
Union - Pendleton Room
530 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Thursday, November 21st
Author of,
Christian Spirituality:
(Priory Press, 1968).
The Orthodox Faith: A k
(DRE, Orthodox Church in America. 1972.76);
(Morehouse Balowe. 1976);
All the Fulness of God
(SVS Press, 1982);
Womien aid the Priesthood

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