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IFC, national fraternity leaders
meet, stress assault awareness


by Adam Hundley
and Nicole Malenfant
Daily Staff Reporters
The National Interfraternity Council
(NIC) met Saturday with local leaders of
the University Greek community to discuss
issues such as alcohol policy, sexual assault
and community service.
NIC speakers and Ann Arbor City
Council member Bob Grady (D-3rd Ward)
addressed the conference before partici-
pants broke into small groups to discuss
topics including pledge hazing, parties,
peer pressure and the involvement of Greek
houses in the community.
Members of campus fraternities said be-
cause the IFC has recently been focusing
almost exclusively on its alcohol policy, the
organization has ignored other pressing is-
sues such as campus sexual assault.
"We have had our head stuck in the al-
cohol policy so long that we've not ad-
dressed any of the outside issues that are
really the most damaging," said
Interfraternity Council (IFC) President
Bruce Namerow.
"Sexual assault and date rape are the
most important concerns," said Eric
Henkel, a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fra-

ternity. Henkel proposed that sexual assault
programming which promotes open com-
munication be incorporated into existing
Greek activities such as Greek Week.
"When you associate (the problem) with
other events, it becomes an integral part of
'We have had our head
stuck in the alcohol
policy so long that
we've not addressed
any of the outside
issues that are really
the most damaging.'
- Bruce Namerow
IFC President
the system," he said.
Grady commended members of the
Greek system for their cooperation with
Ann Arbor residents. Although there have
been problems such as noise, pollution and
traffic in the past between fraternities and
sororities and Ann Arbor residents, Grady
said he is "very pleased to see the level of

cooperation between the fraternities and
sororities and the city of Ann Arbor."
Conference participants also discussed
the problem of alcohol abuse within the
Greek system.
Many participants agreed that the prob-
lem stems from the centering of Greek
events on alcohol, which leads to a nega:
tive image of Greek life. Members of a dis
cussion group considering alcohol use in
the Greek community said the IFC should
reach out to dispel these notions.
Other groups said substance-free events
and theme parties, designated drivers, and
open communication among fraternity and
sorority members would build responsibil-
ity among Greeks.
Namerow said he hopes to improve the
overall image of the Greek system in the
next year. "The IFC in the upcoming year
wants to return to its central purpose. We
want to concentrate on making our image
what it should be on campus," he said.
Participants said they were pleased with
the conference.
"Being together and talking together
made everyone want to work together;"
said Delta Gamma President Sara

Valentine surprise
Stephany Lewis, an LSA sophomore, receives a Valentine's Day present at the front desk of
Stockwell Residence Hall Friday.


. Dahmer declared sane by jurors,
may face mandatory life sentence

end, jurors who decided Jeffrey
Dahmer was sane when he killed and
dismembered 15 young men and
boys cast aside the opinions of
medical experts and listened to one
person, the serial killer himself.
Dahmer told police he killed "for
my own warped, selfish desires for
self-gratification," and the jury
His confession came through
more clearly during his three-week
sanity trial than descriptions like
"paraphiliac disorder not otherwise,"
some jurors said.
"The professional words were
confusing," juror Karl Stahle said
after the verdicts were read
"(But) his whole conduct showed
he was a con artist ... He had just
one thing on his mind - to satisfy
his ego and to satisfy himself,"
Stable said.
The jury's decision that Dahmer
was not insane means he faces

mandatory life sentences. A hearing
was set for today, when relatives of
his victims plan to speak in court.
Dahmer told police he seduced
victims, drugged and strangled them,
then had sex with the corpses. He
later mutilated bodies, saved skulls
and ate a heart, bicep and thigh.
Wisconsin law required the jury
to determine whether the former
chocolate factory worker had a
mental disease or defect when he
killed. If he did, jurors had to decide
whether he knew right from wrong
or could not control himself.
"We never got past the first
question," said Russell
Fenstermaker, one of two jurors who
dissented and said Dahmer. was
mentally ill.. The unusual trial
required that 10 of the jurors agree.
"We all agreed there was a
problem," Fenstermaker said.
"Whether we interpreted it as a
disorder or a disease is what
separated us."
Throughout the testimony, it

seemed the factor that would
determine whether Dahmer would be
sent to prison or to a mental
institution was his measure of
control, or, legally speaking, his
ability to "conform his conduct to
the requirements of the law."
The lawyers relied largely on
testimony from seven psychiatrists
and psychologists, five of whom
agreed either willingly or under
cross-examination that Dahmer
suffered a mental disease. Most
commonly, the mental health
professionals classified the disease
as necrophilia, a sexual attraction to
McCann argued three times
outside the presence of the jury that
necrophilia is not legally considered a
mental illness, but a personality
disorder. Circuit Judge Laurence
Gram rejected the argument each
time, leaving McCann with a backup
assault - that regardless of whether,
Dahmer suffered a mental disease, he
could have chosen not to kill.

His rest was white as snow
U.S. biathlete Curt Schreiner of Day, N.Y. tries to catch his breath after finishing the last leg of the Olympic men's
4x7.5K biathlon yesterday in Les Saises, France. The USA team finished 13th.


Collier addresses role of war in election

Sigma Lambda Beta is a Hispanic and Latino fraternity, not a Mexican fra-
ternity. As well, Charles Kouran is speaking as a part of a Catholic lecture
series, not in the class called, "Comedy in a Catholic Context." He has been
asked by the Vatican not to teach at Catholic schools. This information was
incorrectly reported in the Daily.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

by Joseph Smith
The state of the Democratic Party
was the focus of a forum sponsored
by the College Democrats last night
in the Union.
University History Prof. Tom
Collier - the keynote speaker
- addressed approximately 30
people in the first in a series of pro-
grams focusing on the state of the
Democratic Party and featuring five
speakers including Rep. Perry
Bullard (D-Ann Arbor).
Collier said, "The Democratic
Party has lost five out of the last six
presidential elections. War has be-
come a stumbling block for many
Democratic candidates."
Collier cited World War I under
President Wilson and World War II

under President Roosevelt as exam-
ples of hindrances to the progress of
the Democratic Party.
"After the wars, people thought
that bad times were over," he said.
Collier said the Vietnam War will
have a lingering impact on presiden-

pact on the election ... Students say
the Gulf War compensates for our
loss in Vietnam."
Collier said the Democratic Party
must change its reputation with the
voting public in order to be

,The Vietnam War is still the war that has an
impact on the election ... Students say the
Gulf War compensates for our loss in
- Tom Collier
History professor

about the winner of the Democratic
Party nomination.
Jeffrey Goudji, forum coordina-
tor, said, "Brown is out. Other than
that, it's open to anyone. The odds
could change in favor of any of the
other four candidates."
Goudji said, "Bush is very beat-
able. Bush has not done all that he
promised he would do."
Dana Miller, president of College
Democrats, said, "We have not taken
a stand to support any one candidate
But Miller added, "Whoever you
vote for, anyone is better than
Collier declined to comment on
the chance for a Democratic Party
victory in the upcoming election.

UM Asian American Student
Coalition MLB, rm. 2114, 7:30 p.m.
Comedy Company, writers mtg, new
writers welcome, Michigan Union,
UAC offices, 2105 Michigan Union
7:30 pm.
Environmental Action (ENACT),
weekly mtg,- 1040 School of Natural
Resources, 7 p.m.
Ethnic Greek Dancing Club, 2209
Michigan Union,, 7:30 p.m.
Indian American Student
Association, weekly board mtg,
Michigan League, Rm D, 8 p.m.
Public Relations Student Society of
America (PASSA) 2050 Frieze
Building, 5:00 ;.m. for more info, 741-
Take Back the Night, weekly mtg,
Michigan League, check desk for rm, 7
U of M Sorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
weekly meeting, CCRB Martial Arts
rm, 8:30-9:30 p.m.
"Polyoxoalkoxide Clusters of Mo, V
and Curly" Professor Jon Zubieta,
Department of Chemistry, 1650
Chemistry Buidling, 4:00 p.m.
"Art, Authority, and Apocalypse:
The Case of Medici Florence," Ralph
Williams, Professor of English, UM,
Nat Sci Aud, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

hours: Sun-Thurs 1-3 a.m. Stop by
Angell Hall Computing Center or call
Northwalk, North Campusnighttime
team walking service. Sun-Thur 8
p.m.-1:30 a.m. Stop by 2333 Bursley or
call 763-WALK.
U-M Taekwondo Club, Monday
workout. CCRB Martial Arts Rm.
2275, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
U of M Ninjitsu Club, practice, I-M
Bldg, wrestling rm, 7-8:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor Department of Parks
and Recreation, registration for Over
30 Hockey Leagues, Spring Science
Day Camp, and Spring Pioneer Living
Day Camp.
"Writers reading from their own
poetry works," Loren Buj, Guild
House Writes Series, Guild House
Campus Ministry, 8:30-10 p.m.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors.
Angell/Mason Computing Center, 7-11
Stress and Time Management,
Consultations with peer counselors
available, 3100 Michigan Union, 2-4
Undergraduate Psychology
psychology advising, walk-in or
appointment, K-108 West Quad, 9
a.m.-4 p.m.
"Work this summer or fall in
Britain," presentation, Michigan
Union Pendleton Rm, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Guild House Campus Ministry,
discussion erouin Won'sBoonk

tial elections, while he believes the
Gulf War will have less of an effect
on voting decisions. "The Vietnam
War is still the war that has an im-

"The American public concedes
that Republicans deal with war better
than Democrats," he said.
Forum participants speculated




Don't do the crossword


until you answer this question.
Who is Will Keim?


A new participant in Wrestlemania VIII?
The reigning karaoke champion at Scorekeepers?

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