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Page 2-The Michigan Daily- Thursday, February 13, 1992

Environmental teleconference
focuses on June Earth Summit

by Nicole Malenfant
Daily Staff Reporter
The upcoming United Nations
Conference on the Environment and
Development (UNCED) was the
focus of a national teleconference
aired via satellite to more than 100
other schools and community ac-
tivist groups last night including
the University.
A group of five panelists, all
experts on environment and devel-
opment issues, spoke from the Uni-
versity of Iowa about subjects that
will be discussed at the first-ever
Earth Summit to be held in Rio de
Janeiro in early June.
The Earth Summit will bring
together between 25,000 and 40,000
people, along with delegations from
166 nations and many non-govern-
mental organizations in an attempt
to debate over 35 environmental and
developmental issues.
Last night's conference was one
attempt to get more people in-
volved in the policy-making by both
educating about the issues and en-
couraging everyone to write their
politicians expressing their con-

cerns that our nation become more
involved in the goals of UNCED,
said Stephanie Wyse, senior Envi-
ronmental Action (ENACT) mem-
ber.
Olivia Newton-John, the Good
Will Ambassador for the Earth
Summit, opened the conference.
"How much progress is made
greatly depends on how much pres-
sure you put on your government
representatives," she said.
This message was reiterated
throughout the conference, because
of a basic consensus by the panelists
'If we remain silent,
they have every right
to do nothing,'
- Barbara Pyle
UNCED activist
that the current administration is
not doing enough to solve the prob-
lems facing the environment. "If we
remain silent, if we do nothing, they
(the politicians) have every right to
do nothing," said Barbara Pyle, Vice
President of Environmental Policy
for Turner Broadcasting System.

Many undeveloped countries feel
nthat the issues that will be dis-
cussed at UNCED are dominated by
a northern agenda, said Michael
McCoy, Chair for the U.S. Citizens
Network on UNCED Executive
Committee.
Brett Lorenzen, a University of
Iowa law student, explained that
for the past century the developed
world has been "running around
like a college student with their
first credit card, charging every-
thing and paying nothing." He con-
tinued his analogy by saying "now
the next generation of borrowers is
coming along and there's no money
in the bank. We've used all the envi-
ronmental credit the planet has."
Other issues discussed included
global warming, bio-diversity and
extinction, poverty, population, de-
forestation, and environmental law.
The conference also provided the
first opportunity for citizens
around the country to call in and ask
questions to the panel of experts. In
addition, observers participated in a
simultaneous national letter-writ-
ing campaign to President Bush.

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become more important and get
more resources by raising them to
committee status and funding them
with more money," he added.
In addition, Gast said would like
to see the Peace and Justice Com-
mission incorporated into the SRC
because they deal with similar is-
sues.
Gast expressed further interest
in forming a council of student
group leaders to meet and discuss
campus issues.
"An ongoing body that meets on
a regular basis can present to the
administration a more solid voice as
to what the students want," Gast
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said.
Gast said he has no plans to re-
duce internal assembly squabbling
because it's an essential part of a po-
litical body such as MSA.
"It's important that all repre-
sentatives maintain respect for each
other," he said. "If that respect can
be maintained, the fighting may go
down, but there will still be de-
bate."
CC members thought Gast
would be able to control the inter-
nal fighting.
"I know Scott fairly well, and I
think one of the major advantages
'I'd like to see MSA
decrease its
bureaucracy.'
- Scott Gast
MSA Presidential
Candidate
he'll have over any other possible
candidate is that he has strong opin-
ions but a lot of respect for other
people's opinions as well," LSA
Rep. Heather Johnson said.
Johnson said she hopes Gast will
keep the campaign clean.
"Hopefully, he won't succumb
to the temptation to bicker and in-
sult everyone else as is so common

on MSA," she said.
Gast said he believes current
MSA President James Green has
done a good job this year with the
budget, maintaining order within
the assembly, pursuing a 24-hour li-
brary and establishing minutes of
assembly meetings.
"One thing that I'd like to pur-
sue more strongly than James did is
getting MSA a voice in policy-mak-
ing at the University because the
administration doesn't seem to take
into account what the students
want," he said.
Gast expressed confidence about
how his party would fare in the up-
coming election.
"I think we have very good
chances for another success," Gast
said. "Students see that we're doing
what they want us to do, and I think
they are going to keep- the trend (of
the past elections) and keep us in
power."
Beth O'Connor, an LSA junior
majoring in International Relations
and an LSA Student Government
representative, will be Gast's run-
ning mate.
"Beth seemed to be the one most
interested in the position," Gast
said. "She's a very hard worker, we
shared a lot of goals and she seemed
like a good choice."

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Feb. 16,1992
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take courses there.
"I definitely see a demand for a
program. A good number of stu-
dents travel to other schools to take
classes and there is resentment, es-
pecially because (Smith) is an all
women's school with a strong
women's studies program," Rhodes-
Conway said.
Sandi DuBowski, a senior in So-
cial Studies at Harvard University
said courses on gay and lesbian is-
sues are just beginning to be recog-
nized at Harvard also.
"It's just barely starting here ...
The word 'gay' was just in the
course book for the first time last
year."
Rhodes-Conway said two major

obstacles in the inception of a pro-
gram are image and outside pressure.
"There is strong homophobic
pressure from alumna who give lots
of money, and from the administra-
tion over Smith's image to the
world. Another problem is with
gay and lesbian studies not being le-
gitimate as a real subject," she said.
Not all schools are working to
adapt existing lesbian and gay stud-
ies classes into one program.
"Our first priority is to get the
lesbian-gay experience in all the rel-
evant disciplines," said James An-
derson, associate dean in the School
of Communications, Information,
and Library Studies at Rutgers Uni-
versity. "We're not in a rush to set
up a curriculum program. We don't
want to ghettoize lesbian and gay
studies."

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