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also. I'm not just teaching a theory,
I also change and learn through the
courses - it affects my personal
In addition, Sfeir-Younis said he
was not in line for a tenure-track
faculty position. This is the result
of an unwritten University policy
not to hire its doctoral graduates
into tenure-track positions.
"If they had offered an associate
professorship I never would have
left, " Sfeir-Younis said.
Mark Wilson, a graduate student
in sociology, was a teaching assis-
tant under Sfeir-Younis in Inter-
group Relations and Conflict and
the Sociology of Love, a course that
was cut last year. Wilson described
Sfeir-Younis as a "rare and pheno-
menal teacher."
"He is one of few people who is
a real human being - not defined by
research. I don't think the Univer-
sity knows how to reward people
like him. We reward professors for
research and data gathering," he said.
Sfeir-Younis said he typically
spends 10 to 12 hours a day teaching
and meeting with students.
LSA first-year student Courtney
Zamora is taking intergroup rela-
tions with Sfeir-Younis.
"He's got a whole lot of good
ideas for society in general - no
stereotyping, sexism, racism, or
homophobism," Zamora said. "He
wants people to go away with a new
attitude toward everything. He has
the right goals in mind but he
doesn't know what he needs to ac-
complish them and he can't do it by
Sfeir-Younis said he is unsure
about the future and added that he
may never return to the University.
"I'm going tohmiss it a lot,
teaci is one of the most wonder-
ful privileges."

Ski Swap UU rxiI I
John Norvell, a first-year Engineering student and member of the University Ski Team, helps Irfan
Bhabhrawala, an Engineering senior, decide on a pair of boots at the Ski Swap in the Sports Coliseum.

Continued from page 1
ber's spouse has accompanied them
here, and fulfilled the requirements
of state residency, the spouse's
'intent' to remain in Michigan has
not been contested and such spouses
have been granted in-state status,"
Levin said.
In a telephone call to his house
last night, Assistant University
Registrar Paul Wright, who deals
with residency issues in the Regis-
trar's Office, refused to comment on
the matter.
The women applied a second
time, were denied again, and have
grown frustrated, Levin said.
RC Director Eagle said the root
of Levin's problems do not come
from the academic wings of the
university, or from the residency
office, but rather from the high-
level administration.
"If the University administra-
tion would include as family, non-
traditional families, and would ac-
cord them the same rights that has
been given to married couples, then I

think the major problems that
caused Jenifer to leave would have
been avoided," Eagle said.
Last month, the city of Ann Ar-
bor began recognizing gay male, les-
bian and unmarried heterosexual
couples as domestic partners.
But Levin said she does not want
to wait for her situation to improve.
"You have to decide at a certain
point what you're going to devote
your life to," Levin said, "Whether
it's going to be getting residency at
the University of Michigan, or
whether it's going to go and live
your adult life somewhere else
where there are gay rights.
"But it's not really just about
residency," she said, "it's about
civil rights."
"There's a real lack of institu-
tionalized civil rights protection
for us," she continued. "You have a
lack of things that most adults in
recognized, mature, ongoing, long-
term unions have, like medical bene-
fits and the rights to visit a spouse
if they're dying in a hospital."
Her complaints about the Uni-

versity also include Regental Bylaw
14.06, which grants civil rights pro-
tection "to everyone under the sun
... and glaringly omits sexual orien-
tation," Levin said.
She has also expressed disap-
pointment with the September re-
gental decision to prohibit changing
the definition of family used by the
family housing complex on North
Campus. No homosexual couples
are eligible to sign a lease for a unit
in family housing. Affirmative Ac-
tion Representative Deborah Or-
lowski handles grievances from
members of the homosexual
"I don't think it's an untypical
complaint," said Orlowski. "These
are real serious issues that a lot of
people have to deal with all the
"I'm not saying that the Univer-
sity is being purposefully discrimi-
nating," Orlowski continued, "but
its something that people haven't
thought about ... The whole issue of
who is a partner and what is the def-
inition of family, for a lot of people
is a really new issue."
hard-line coup in August against
Gorbachev, the Soviet president.
"We have taken this step on the
basis of the historical unity of the
people and their long-time links,
with the aim to create democratic
law-based states and to develop our
relations on the basis of mutual
recognition and respect for each
other's sovereignty," the document
said, according to Tass.
The agreement said Minsk would
become the capital of the common-
wealth, replacing Moscow as the
Soviet capital.

Continued from page 1
tor of educational outreach for the
Simon Wiesenthal Center, a New
York-based organization that docu-
ments the Holocaust crimes, said
college-age students are removed
from the events of the Holocaust,
and that Smith is seizing this as an
opportunity to make them doubt
that these atrocities did indeed
"The generation of survivors and
eye-witnesses are not as young and
active as they once were," he said.
Smith said CODOH receives
funding solely by soliciting dona-
tions for a newsletter that he pub-
lishes, called "Smith's Report," and
that his organization has "just
enough money to get by." He did
not explain how CODOH can afford
to take out the full-page advertise-
ments, which have ranged from $600
to $1,600.
Although Smith denies that
CODOH has any political affilia-
tions, Ross said the ADL has tied
Smith and his colleagues to such
well-known racist groups as the Ku
Klux Klan, the National Associa-
tion for the Advancement of White
People, and the Populist Party -
the party Duke represented as a pres-
idential candidate in 1988.
Ross said he is outraged that the
newspapers that chose to print the
advertisement failed to investigate
thoroughly its origins.
"It is quite sad that a number of
papers printed it without knowing
where it came from. Their thinking
was print first, ask questions later,"
Ross said.
Weitzman said editors who
claim they allowed the advertise-
ment to run based on the constitu-
tional principle of freedom of
speech are mistaken, as the real issue
is truth in advertising.
"I wonder if a tobacco company
claiming cigarette smoking is bene-
ficial to one's health would be ac-
ceptable," Weitzman said. "Even
cigarette ads have a surgeon gen-
eral's disclaimer so that anyone buy-
ing them has an opportunity to see
what they are getting into."
The editors of several student
newspapers said they sense middle-
class Americans are using minori-
ties as a scapegoat for the economic
James Kaplan, editor in chief of
the Brown Daily Herald, which re-
ceived the advertisement but refused
to print it, said he blames recent Re-
publican presidents for the increase
in racism.
"Over the past 12 years,.we have
had two succeeding administrations
that have exploited the vast types of
racial minorities," Kaplan said.

"Reagan and Bush planted the seed
and now hard economic times have
provided the fertilizer."
The Cornell Daily Sun published
the advertisement because students
deserve to know that these ideas are
out there so they can "shoot them
down," said Editor in Chief Neeraj
Khemlani said promises of bene-
fits for the working class have led
to the increase in racial propaganda.
"If you look at the David Duke
campaign, you will see that people
voted for him because they are tired
of throwing away money on welfare
and watching the rich get tax-
breaks," Khemlani said. "When the
middle class hear someone say it's
time to give money to the middle
class, it sounds like a good idea."
Weitzman said he agreed that fi-
nancial pressures have contributed
to a rise in bigotry among the work-
ing class.
"What you have is a situation
where people are faced with the ex-
pectation of living up to their par-
ents' standard of living. At the same
time, parents are wondering if they
can live up to their own responsibil-
ities," he said. "It is a feeling of
Weitzman also said CODOH's
motives behind wanting to disclaim
Jewish genocide during World War
II are clearly anti-Zionist.
"Israel has gained support for
existence partially because of the
events of the Holocaust. If they cast
doubt on the Holocaust, they cast
doubt on support of Israel," Weitz-
man said.
Greenspan said German reunifica-
tion and Americantsupport of na-
tionalism in countries that were
Communist could also be playing a
role in the resurgence of racism.
"These countries have strong
anti-Semitic traditions, and embrac-
ing these regimes may unintention-
ally be supporting anti-Semitism,"
he said.
Smith said the advertisement
evokes an intense political reaction
from people, despite his assertion
that "it contains no politics."
"The Holocaust is a cornerstone
element used by the Zionist com-
munity to help morally legitimate
the Jewish invasion of Palestine,"
Smith said.
Weitzman said CODOH cannot
accomplish its goal of making anti-
Semitism more widespread unless
memories of the Holocaust are
"The Holocaust made anti-
Semitism unacceptable," he said.
"Jews can be seen as the scapegoat
for the world's ills, but first the
Holocaust has to be removed."


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Stanislav Shushkevich and newly
elected Ukrainian President Leonid
Kravchuk signed three documents
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The Palestinians and Jordanians
agree to have one representative on
each other's 14-member panel. Is-
raeli officials say they want more
than one.
Secretary of State James Baker,
interviewed yesterday on CBS'
"Face the Nation," said he wasn't
surprised at the wrangling and ex-

pected to see more of it as Syrians,
Jordanians, Lebanese and Palestini-
ans set out to resolve their 43-year
Although Israeli officials say
they have brought dozens of substan-
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rule in the occupied territories, they
also say a demand to move negotia-
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F RIEDAN facet of gender issues.
Mistry said that Friedan's lec-
Continued from page 1 ture should help to increase cooper
Kaufman said Viewpoint Lee- ation between the sexes. She said,
tures is targeting male-female rela- "It will definitely create more of
tionships, but does not know an understanding of the different is-
whether Friedan will discuss that sues relating to men and women."
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