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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 29, 1992 - Pge 3

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by Karen Pier
Daily Staff Reporter

'U' sets deputization
hearings for Feb. 18,19

F
r
a,

Some resident fellows (RF) are
strict. Some are just "one of the
crowd." One RF in Couzens Hall
is a nun.
"People say, 'You have a nun
for an RA?" said Engineering
first-year student Tenny Chang of
her RF, Sister Mary Warner. "But
she is really nice and really inter-
esting. At least we don't have to
worry about her pumping the mu-
sic too loud."
First-year Nursing student
Michele Fronk said the idea of hav-
ing a nun as a resident fellow is
"like something out of a movie."
"She is pretty strict, but that
doesn't have anything to do with
being a nun," Fronk said.
But her job as RF is only one of
Warner's roles in the community.
A member of the School Sisters of
Notre Dame order, Warner is also a
graduate student and an English
composition teacher. And she is
seeking an advanced degree in order
to augment her teaching career.
"I always wanted to be a
teacher," Warner said. When she
taught high school, she said it was a
challenge to interest students in
things that seemed "impractical"
to them, such as literature.
So instead of teaching English
to reluctant tenth-graders, she is
instructing a Pilot Program sec-
tion of English 125, which exam-
ines religious symbols in various
literary texts.
A part of the course includes
analyzing the authors' religious
beliefs - including Catholicism.
Warner admited she has to be care-
ful not to put too much emphasis
on Catholicism, but said, "I don't
feel like preaching."
"I am who I am. I don't believe
in fostering religion," she said.
Last winter semester, Warner
was a teaching assistant for Profes-
sor Ralph Williams' "Bible as Lit-
erature" course.
"She was a splendid assistant,"
Williams said, praising her as an

by Lauren Dermer
Daily Crime Reporter
Students, faculty, and members
of the community will have the
chance to give input on the regental
deputization of campus police dur-
ing two public hearings, a
University press release confirmed
yesterday.
But students involved in the
anti-deputization movement said
that the planned hearings do not al-
low for enough discussion about the
issues.
The first hearing will be held
from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19,
in the Michigan League Ballroom,
and the second hearing will be from
4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the
Michigan Union Ballroom.
"The way it is set up and the
time of year completely defeats the
spirit of having open hearings," said
Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) Rep. Todd Ochoa, who has
been investigating the deputization
issue.
Ochoa said the hearings are unac-
ceptable because they are extremely
short, they are scheduled immedi-
ately before spring break - when
many students will have left cam-
pus - and there is not ample time
for reaction and education between
the two hearings.
"To achieve a more democratic
ideal, you need more time for reac-
tions," he said.
The announced schedule marks a
one hour increase in the duration of
the hearings from the original plan,

but does not meet requests for hear-
ings of two to three hours each,
made by MSA representatives at a
meeting with administrators last
Tuesday.
"I already feel very apprehensive
that the regents are just trying to
meet technical aspects (of the hear-

cause he first heard about it last
night, said Dave Montforton, an aide
to Bullard.
However, Montforton said al-
though the law has no stipulations
about when the hearings should be
held, the spirit of public hearings is
for people in the community to ex-

'The way it is set up and the time of year
completely defeats the spirit of having open
hearings.'
- Todd Ochoa
MSA Representative

Sister Mary teaches a class yesterday in Couzens.

"finely interested reader" of the
students' essays.
Williams said he had no misgiv-
ings in having her as a TA for the
course, feeling she could
"disengage" but not "evacuate"
her personal beliefs.
Communications Professor
Richard Campbell described
Warner as a "close friend,"
"upbeat" and "caring." Warner
and Campbell both taught at

that coming to a school where gay
rights marches and pro-choice
ralles are frequent was
"expanding."
Warner was taught by School
Sisters of Notre Dame - whose
order she entered soon after high
school in 1971. It was strange, she
said, to be a student of a sister one
year and be a fellow sister the next.
Warner admits that being a
teenage nun wasn't always easy.

ing requirements)," Ochoa said. "I
don't feel that gestures are being
made by the administration to have a
warm atmosphere. They are already
making me feel a little alienated."
"They aren't going to have to lis-
ten to many people if everyone has
to sign up," said MSA Rep. Robert
V an Houwelin g
Ochoa said the University is
holding the hearings merely as a
technicality. In fact, they are re-
quired by recent state law that al-
lows universities to establish their
own police forces, which went into
effect in March 1991.
State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann
Arbor), who wrote and sponsored
the legislation, has not yet reacted
to the scheduling of the hearings be-

press their opinions.
"We're lucky they didn't do it
during Christmas," Monforton
said, adding that he was not at all
surprised by the timing of the hear-
ings.
"The regents aren't interested in
public hearings because they know
there is a well-organized group of
students to oppose them," he said:
"When it comes down to it, stu-
dents don't have enough political
influence to motivate policy."
Those who wish to comment at
the hearings are limited to five min-
utes, allowing for 36 speakers. The
Board of Regents will also accept
written comments, according to the
University press release.

'People say, 'You have a nun for an RA?' But
she is really nice and really interesting. At
least we don't have to worry about her
pumping the music too loud.'
- Tenny Chang
first-year Engineering student

GEO elects six members
to lead union for the year

Mount Mary College in Milwau-
kee, Wis.
Campbell said that although
there is more racial and economic
diversity than one might expect at
Mount Mary College - a
Catholic college for women - the
level of activism is much lower
than seen at the University.
Warner - who grew up in a
Catholic family, with one sister
who is also a School Sister of
Notre Dame and another one an el-
ementary school teacher - said

Lesson number one was communal
learning - learning to think in
terms of a group instead of oneself.
If a sister wanted to go to the
movies, but something else was
scheduled, she would have to wait.
But there are advantages to
communal living, Warner said, in-
cluding financial security. "I can
come to a school like this" and not
worry about the cost, Warner said.
The salary she earns as a teacher,
except for necessities, is given back
to the order.

by Karen Pier
Daily Graduate School Reporter
The Graduate Employees
Organization (GEO) elected five in-
cumbents, as well as one newcomer,
to the organization's governing
board last night to handle GEO op-
erations for the coming year.
Sociology teaching assistant
(TA) Donna Harris, the newest
member of the board, said she hopes
to use her position as committee

member to "enforce the contract we
have."
Wendy Carty, Doug Shapiro and
Neil Smith were all reelected. GEO
President Tom Oko and Vice
President Dave Toland were also
reelected.
Smith, a TA in the communica-
tions department, said he has two
goals for the committee: preparing
for new contract negotiations with

the University next year and increas-
ing membership in the union. GEO
membership is currently 61 percent
of the graduate employees, Smith
said.
Although GEO filled six of the
committee's seven available seats,
there is still one space to be filled,
Oko said.
GEO members said they were
pleased with the proceedings.

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Meetings
American Advertising Federation
Student Advertising Club,
organizational mtg, National Student
Advertising Club, 3040 Frieze Bldg, 6
p.m.
AIESEC, weekly mtg 1276 Business
Administration Bldg. 6 p.m.
Environmental Action (ENACT),
Vegetarianism, Health, and the
Environment, 1520 Dana (School of
Natural Resources), 7 p.m.
Korean Students Association, weekly
rntg, 1209 Union, 5 p.m.
Latin American Solidarity
Committee, weekly mtg, Michigan
Union, 2209 Rm A & B, 8 p.m.
Radical Youth & Student
Organization, mtg, Michigan Union,
Welker Rm, 7:30 p.m.
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 Art History Club,
Kaleidoscope mtg, Basement Tappan,
4:15 p.m.
U of M Sorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
weekly meeting, CCRB Martial Arts
rm, 8-9 p.m.
Women In. Communication, January
kickoff mass mtg, speaker: Micah
Materre, Reporter for WJBK, channel
2, everyone welcome, Michigan Union,
Kuenzel Rm, 7 p.m.
Speakers
"Analysis of Variance in Function
Spaces, With Applications", Grace
Wahba. 451 Mason Hall, 4 p.m.
"The Role of 'Students'ke Bratstvo'
In contemporary Ukrainian
Politics", Andrii Deshchytsia. Brown
bag lecture, Lane Hall Commons Rm,
noon.
Furthermore
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Sun-Thurs 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.,
Fri-Sat, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop by 102

Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
team walking service. Sun-Thur 8
p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop by 2333 Bursley
or call 763-WALK.
Ann Arbor Department of Parks
and Recreation, registration for Over
30 Hockey Leagues, Spring Science
Day Camp, and Spring Pioneer Living
Day Camp.
Registration for "Uncommon
Campus Courses", North Campus
Commons.
ECB Writing Tutors, Angell/Mason
Hall Computing Center, 7-11 p.m.
Life at the yoU, Residence Hall
Repertory Theatre Troupe, South
Quad, West 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 two
2212 MLB, 8 p.m.
Russian Song Fest, informal group
singingfor all levels, no experience or
musical knowledge required, 185
Frieze Building, 7-9 p.m.
U of M Ninjitsu Club, practice, I-M
Bldg, wrestling rm, 7-8:30 p.m
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance,
training session one, Arthur Andersen
& Co., Angell Hall Aud B, 6:15 p.m.
Russian Song Fest, informal group
singing for all levels, no experience or
musical knowledge required, 185
Frieze Bldg, 7-9 p.m.
Registration for "Uncommon
Campus Courses", North Campus
Commons.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors.
Angell/Mason Computing Center, 7-11
p.m.
U.S. General Accounting Office,
presentation, K1320 Business School,
5-6 p.m.
UAC/Musket, Chess auditions, Union
Ballroom, 7 p.m.-midnight, come by
2105 Michigan Union to sign up for 1-
4 minute slots and to pick up audition
information packet, today: dance
auditions.

Japan: 'Buy!
TOKYO (AP) - The Japanese government
yesterday dismissed a mounting "Buy Ameri-
can" campaign in the United States as merely "a
lot of talk."
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Masamichi
Hanabusa noted the surge in economic national-
ism in the United States since the heads of the
Big Three U.S. automakers visited Japan with
President Bush as not being publicly backed by
the Bush administration.
Still, a business lobbyist, Maki Kunimatsu of
the Federation of Economic Organizations, ac-
knowledged that many Japanese businesspeople
remain wary about developments in the United
States since President Bush's ill-fated trade mis-
sion to Tokyo this month.
"We are very concerned but frankly we don't

know what to do," said Kunimatsu.
Cars account for three-quarters of Japan's
trade surplus with the United States. Japanese
autos now account for about one-third of Amer-
ica's auto market, while Detroit has captured
less than 1 percent of Japan's market.
As U.S.-Japan trade tensions continue to sour,
Americans have increasingly argued that buying
U.S. products is an act of patriotism.
The decision last week by Los Angeles
County to abruptly cancel a contract with Sum-
itomo Corp. of America, while front-page news
in the United States, was relegated to inside
pages in Japanese newspapers.
Government and business officials have tried
to play down the significance of the "Buy Amer-
ican" campaign, apparently trying not to aggra-

American' effort is just talk

vate a phenomenon they hope will fade away.
"I don't know exactly what substance this
'Buy American' campaign really has. There has
been a lot of talk," Hanabusa said.
The Japanese government has refrained from
directly criticizing the Los Angeles County can-
cellation. The Foreign Ministry has said it is up
to Sumitomo to decide whether there was any
contractual infringement.
Japanese business officials are dismissing the.
seriousness of the "Buy American" campaign, at
least publicly.
"I do not think that the 'Buy American' feel-
ing will stay strong (toward cars) because buy-
ing a car is unlike buying a toothbrush or tooth-
paste," said Nissan Motor Co. President Yutaka
Kume.

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