The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 22, 1992 - Page 3
by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily MSA Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) approved the hiring of a
bookkeeper at last night's meeting,
in addition to considering problems
with the November elections and
passing a resolution to encourage
changing City Council Elections
from April to November.
Sarah Flynn was selected from a
pool of 30 candidates. She will be
responsible for keeping the books
for MSA, Student Legal Services
*.and the Ann Arbor Tenants Union.
"Whatever my position in detail
with the assembly is, I want to be
here to work with the assembly not
just work for them," Flynn said.
Election Director Carrie
Pittman presented an election re-
port at the meeting which detailed
problems with the November
About 2,100 votes were vali-
dated in the election. Problems in-
cluded inadequate staffing at poll
sites and distribution of improper
election materials. Since most poll
workers are from sororities, for fu-
ture elections Pittman plans to go
to their meetings to help train them
in election procedures.
Some individual polling sites
also did not receive enough ballots.
Pittman said she learned from
"A lot of problems stem from
people coming in as new election di-
rectors," said Pittman. "Problems
came up and I didn't know what to
do. But you go through it once and
you know what's going to come up
and that's the key to solving prob-
lems next time."
MSA members also approved a
resolution proposing that City
Council Elections be changed from
April to November. The proposal,
based on the idea that more students
are active in November elections
than in April, passed 24-4-5.
Duderstadt cites shifts
in research priorities
by Purvi Shah
Daily Administration Reporter
Borrowing a term coined in the
'60s by physicist Thomas Kuhn,
President James Duderstadt argued
that society is involved in three
paradigm shifts that are adversely
affecting the academic research en-
terprise last night in the third an-
nual Science Research Club Presi-
Duderstadt, who was named Na-
tional Science Board chair last
November, discussed the paradigm
shifts of the relationship between
the federal government and the
University, the University's re-
searching role, and the changing
The relationship between the
federal government and universities
was a partnership, but is now shift-
ing to one of procurement of Uni-
versity services by the government
as the public becomes less willing
to support higher education, Duder-
"To some degree we're seeing the
increasing estrangement of the
American public and elected offi-
cials with science ... The fear of sci-
ence may be driving this new hostil-
ity to keep science in its place,"
He added that the University's
role is shifting from simply provid-
ing an education, research, and ser-
vices to handling other social
The president said that the third
paradigm shift involved faculty
members that were acting more as
individuals rather than building an
institution and remaining loyal to
"We seem to be losing the syn-
ergy between education and re-
search," Duderstadt said.
He argued that universities
should try to refocus their relation-
ship with the federal government
back to a partnership, place a higher
priority on attracting students to
science research fields, and work on
thinking broadly to solve problems.
Assistant Professor of Dentistry
Dave Kohn said Duderstadt gave the
audience "food for thought" on
how to handle the current problems
with research funding.
But he added, "Academia isn't as
pure as people thought it was years
ago ... There's the pressures that we
face in terms of meeting the de-
mands placed on us - not the least
of which is generating money for
what we want to do."
However, Rackham graduate
student Curtis Gehman asserted
that money could be redirected from
administrative bureaucracy to help
solve the problems Duderstadt
He said, "Personally I think a
lot of the problems and things that
are ailing the University are due to a
bloating administration, of which
he's a member."
Gehman cited Graduate Employ-
ees Organization indications last
year that the administrative budget
has grown disproportionately com-
pared to the student body and fac-
Recent graduate Tom Weber cuddles with Madison, one of his twin
puppies, on the Diag yesterday.
HAC demands housing, plans meeting with city
by Erin Einhorn
Daily City Reporter
Members of the Homeless Ac-
tion Committee (HAC) are often
told that they complain too much,
said member Laura Dresser to the
Ann Arbor City Council last night.
Someone from HAC addresses
the council at almost every bi-
weekly meeting, during the time
allotted for audience participation.
But they will continue to speak
to the council, and will continue to
demand rights for homeless people
in AnnArbor until they feel city
homeless are given the attention
they deserve, said Dresser, a Rack-
"Both the county and the city
have a tendency to respond to certain
needs while ignoring others,"
Dresser said, criticizing the city's
attention to issues such as parking.
"The pressing human need -
that's killing people in the streets
- is the need for housing," Dresser
City Council will meet with
HAC, along with representatives
from the Downtown Development
Authority, county commissioners
and local bankers, to discuss plans
for housing projects in the city on
"We're meeting about getting
enough housing for homeless people
so we can disband the Homeless Ac-
tion Committee," HAC member
Larry Fox said.
HAC demands that the city and
county convert the Downtown Club
building into low-income housing.
Before 1982, 68 single adults
could rent a room in the building, a
single-room occupancy hotel, for
$150 per month. An independent
contractor then converted the struc-
ture into an office building, but has
since declared bankruptcy.
The county has purchased the
building and intends to use the space
for administrative offices.
HAC suggests that the council
uses its influence to help convert
the building back into housing.
"The city has the responsibility
to do something about housing,"
Dresser told the council. "You and
the county together have the funds
and the expertise to get more hous-
ing for the people who need it."
Council members said they will
wait until the Feb. 9 meeting before
considering any plans presented by
"I have an open mind about the
meeting," said Councilmember Kirk
Dodge (R-2nd Ward). "But they're
going to have to come up with some
concrete ideas ... It's also going to
have to represent a broader con-
stituency than just themselves, support from non-homeless people
they're going to need to generate as well."
City voices opposition to new waste dump
planned for nearby Augusta Townshlip
Ann Arbor City Council last
night unanimously passed a resolu-
tion opposing the siting of a toxic
waste storage and processing facility
in Augusta, 12 miles south of Ann
Arbor in Augusta Township.
"Unfortunately ... the most we
can do is try and influence the deci-
sion makers responsible for this,"
said Councilmember Bob Eckstein
(D-5th Ward), who proposed the
"I have been told that it is going
to be the second largest toxic waste
facility in the entire country," Eck-
stein said. "And we can only specu-
late that virtually all of this waste is
going to come from outside of
The land being considered for the
site has been called "prime farm-
land" by the U.S. Geological Survey,
it also includes wetlands and wood-
"The city of Ann Arbor, is well
within the range of particulate fallout
from the proposed incinerator, other
environmental degradations and
adverse economic impact," Eckstein
wrote in his resolution.
Ann Arbor joined 16 other cities
and townships south and west of the
city to voice their opposition to the
- Travis McReynolds, Daily City
Israeli army increases to protect settlers
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
AIESEC, weekly mtg 1276 Business
Administration Bldg. 6 p.m.
Alpha Kappa Psi Professional
Business Fraternity, informational
mtg B1279 B-School, 5 p.m.
Comedy Company, mass mtg,
information for writers and
Pendleton Rm, 7:30 p.m.
Michigan Economics Society, winter
mass mtg, Angell Hall, Aud B, 4 p.m.
Korean Students Association, weekly
mtg, 3rd floor Union, 5 p.m.
Latin American Solidarity
Committee, weekly mtg, Michigan
Union, Pond Rm A, 8 p.m.
Orthodox Christian Fellowship,
monthly mtg, Union, Anderson Rm B,
Rainforest Action Movement, weekly
mtg, 1046 Dana (School of Natural
Resources), 7 p.m.
Students Concerned About Animal
Rights, weekly mtg, Dominick's, 7 p.m.
Undergraduate Political Science
Association, mass mtg, Union,
Anderson B and C, 7-9 p.m.
U of M Sorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
weekly meeting, CCRB Martial Arts
rm, 8-9 p.m.
Water Ski Club, new officer election
mtg, Michigan League, Conference
Rms 4 and 5, 6:30 p.m.; mass mtg,
Michigan League, Conference Rms 4
and 5, 7:30 p.m.
"Design and Analysis of experiments
for Variation Reduction", Vijay
Nair. 451 Mason Hall, 4 p.m.
"Gender and Salsa Music: Towards
a Feminist Politics of Listening",
Frances Aparicio. Rackham, West
Conference Rm, 8 p.m.
"Richard Wagner and Russian
Culture: Some points of Common
Ideology", Rosamund Bartlett. Brown
Bag Lecture, Lane Hall, Commons
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Temporary service. Sun-Thur,
8 p.m.-11:30 a.m. Stop by 102 UGLi or
call 936-1000. Full service begins
Conrl y om~'3f
Sun-Thur 8 p.m.-11:30 a.m. Stop by
2333 Bursley or call 763-WALK. Full
service begins Sunday, Jan. 26.
Registration for "Uncommon
Campus Courses", North Campus
ECB Writing Tutors, Angell/Mason
Hall Computing Center, 7-11 p.m.
Prospect Place, Volunteers needed for
child and family support, family aides,
and skills and services. Training 9
a.m.- 12 p.m. or 6-9 p.m.
Introductory Kayak Clinic, North
Campus Recreation Bldg, advance
registration required, 8-10 p.m.
Native American Film Series,
Windwalker, Natural Science Aud,
music, 7 p.m.; film, 7:30 p.m.
Life at the yoU, Residence Hall
Repertory Theatre Troupe, Markley
Hall, Concourse Lounge, 10 p.m.
U-M Taekwondo Club, Monday
workout. CCRB Martial Arts Rm
2275, 6:30-8 p.m. Beginners welcome.
UM Students of Objectivism,
discussion on objectivism: The
Philosophy of Ayn Rand, Chapter one,
2209 Michigan Union, 8 p.m.
U of M Ninjitsu Club, practice, I-M
Bldg, wrestling rm, 7-8:30 p.m.
Scholarship information for
International Center, Rm 9, 4-6 p.m.
"CIEE Study Abroad Programs--
Worldwide", informational mtg,
International Center, 7-8 p.m.
B'nai B'rith Hillel, Hammer and
Nail, Cafe Fino, South U. Galleria, 7
Hindu Students Council, Discussion
on Hindu Festivals, B115, MLB
Basement, 8 p.m.
Russian Song Fest, informal group
singing for all levels, no experience or
musical knowledge required, 185
Frieze Building, 7-9 p.m.
Pro-choice Rally, Roe v. Wade
anniversary rally, Union steps, 11 a.m.;
counter-demonstration to Students for
Life rally, Diag, noon; counter-
demonstration to Right to Life
candlelight vigil, Union, 5:30 p.m.
Career Planning and Placement.,
Resume Writing, CP&P Program Rm
4:10-5 p.m.; Writing Cover Letters,
in on n- t- n- r~ m ..n
JERUSALEM (AP) - The army
said yesterday it is beefing up its
forces in the occupied West Bank by
20 percent, adding more regular sol-
diers and special units to try to halt a
wave of ambushes on Jewish
The move follows demands by
settlers for more protection and
tougher treatment of Arab militants.
It also comes amid a political crisis
in which Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir's coalition has lost its par-
liamentary majority because of de-
fections by far-right leaders who are
the settlers' main backers.
The army would not disclose the
exact number of soldiers being sent
to the West Bank or the number
already deployed there.
The troops are going to an in-
creasingly tense area strained by the
4-year-old Palestinian uprising and
an increase in armed attacks on
Jewish settlers by Arabs opposed to
the Middle East peace talks.
Four Jews have been slain since
October, and settlers have responded
with reprisal raids on Arab homes
and threats of other violence.
Palestinians view the settlements
as a threat to their goal of creating a
separate state in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip, which Israel captured in
the 1967 war. Shamir's government
says it will never give up control of
the territories and has greatly in-
creased the construction of
settlements over the past two years.
The U.S. government has criti-
cized the settlements as an impedi-
ment to peace and has held up con-
sideration of Israel's request for $10
billion in loan guarantees needed to
help pay for absorbing Soviet Jewish
The decision to send more troops
to the West Bank came after gunmen
opened fire on an Israeli bus carry-
ing Jewish settlers Jan. 14, wounding
The army declined comment. A
spokesperson said only that a Gaza
Strip review board had submitted its;
recommendations and a second
board hearing five other appeals
would issue its response in a few
The expulsions were ordered Jan.
2 following the increase in attacks
on settlers. Those ordered expelled
were charged only with incitement
and not with the slayings.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The
15-member Security Council yester-
day unanimously urged Libya to sur-
render two Libyan agents indicted by
the United States and Britain in the
bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
Western diplomats said they
knew of no other case in which the
Security Council has taken sides in a
legal dispute among member states.
The vote came after Libya told
the Security Council the indictments
Libya to release bombing suspects
were baseless and the matter should
be submitted to international
"The accusations are based on
false premises and assumptions and
can only be false because what it is
based on is a false argument," former
Libyan Foreign Minister Jadullah
Azuz Talhi told the council.
Libya has refused to turn over the
two men under indictment, but has
said they could stand trial in Libya.
The United States and Britain have
said that if Libya defies the Security
Council resolution passed yesterday,
a resolution imposing sanctions will
be taken up within two weeks.
Talhi, Libya's minister for
strategic industries, said the United
States and Britain have refused to
give Libya information on their in-
vestigation into the bombing of the
Pan Am jetliner over Scotland in
1988, killing 270 people.
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Find out the hows, whens, and whys of rushing
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Mini-Mass Meetings will be held at 7:00pm on
Wednesday, Jan. 22 and Thursday, Jan. 23
at Bursley and Markley, respectively
IFC Open Rush Dates
Sunday, January 26 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday, January 27-
Thursday, January 30 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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