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quate facilities. We should be spend-
ing $6-8 million per year on im-
provements. Maintenance can oniy
be ignored for so long," he said.
Hughes then addressed the new
flexible meal policies the Housing
Division implemented this year.
"The results are very encourag-
ing. We are on the right track. We
are continuing to work through the
challenges," he said.
About 6,000 students who live in
off-campus housing have Entrde
Plus accounts, he said.
Regent Shirley McFee (R-Battle
Creek) questioned how the new op-
portunities to use Entrde Plus at the
Union have affected residence hall
Hughes said that although several
students opted to eat nine meals per
week in the dorm instead of 13, no
significant drop-off has been noted.
Vice President for Student

Services Maureen Hartford said she
heard many student concerns when
she spent a week in South Quad.
"We have to have the residence
halls recognize the individual needs
of our students. Surveys have shown
that 78 to 90 percent of our students
have never shared a room when they
come to college. Students want their
privacy," she said.
Hartford added that students also
want rooms that are computerized,
equipped with cable TV, and have
the "technology of the future."
Regent Veronica Smith (R-
Grosse le) asked Hughes why the
Michigan League was not included
when the Michigan Union and North
Campus Commons were under the
Housing Division last year.
Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer Farris Womack
said, "It's under review right now.
Some people have a keen interest in
The regents will vote on the pro-
posed increase tomorrow.

De Kierk demands apartheid vote

CAPE TOWN, South Africa
(AP) - President F.W. de Klerk
stunned the nation yesterday by an-
nouncing a whites-only referendum
on ending apartheid, and he
promised to resign if defeated.
The move came a day after his
ruling National Party lost its second
special parliamentary election to the
Conservative Party, which wants to
reinstate apartheid and create a sepa-
rate homeland for whites.
The vote had been seen as a test
of white support for political reforms
that have been moving the country
toward multi-racial democracy.
Now de Klerk will put the issue
of apartheid to a whites-only vote.
"If I lose that referendum, I will
resign," clearing the way for a
whites-only general election, de
Klerk told Parliament.
"It's a question of honor," he said

at a later news conference.
De Klerk did not set a specific
date for the referendum, but he indi-
cated it could take place by the end
of March.
His action was seen as an attempt
to out-maneuver pro-apartheid
forces while he still retains white
Polls say he is supported by a
majority of whites. But the govern-
ment's power base has been crum-
bling rapidly because of white un-
ease over the rapid pace of political
change and ending apartheid, the
policy of racial separation in a coun-
try of 5 million whites and 30 mil-
lion Blacks.
If -de Klerk were forced to step
down, his departure would throw po-
litical reform into chaos. He has
been the driving force in dismantling
apartheid and negotiating a non-

racial constitution to give the vote
and other political rights to the Black
'If I lose that
referendum, I will,
resign ... It's a
question of honor.'
- F.W. de Klerk
President, South Africa
Black groups would resist any at-
tempt to reverse reforms.
The African National Congress,
the main Black opposition group,
and its allies denounced the referen-
dum plan.
"A whites-only referendum is not
only the hallmark of racism but also
has the effect of delaying movement

toward peace and justice for all our
people," an ANC statement said.
The militant Pan Africanist
Congress called de Klerk and his
party "white supremacists who be-
lieve that our society can be trans-
formed into a democracy only if the
white minority approves of it."
The government clearly was
stunned by its defeat Wednesday in
the election to fill a parliamentary
seat for Potchefstroom, a National
Party stronghold for 40 years. The
party lost a similar vote to the
Conservatives in November.
The Conservatives have been
gaining strength among whites
frightened by de Klerk's reforms,
which are expected to eventually
lead to a Black government. A re-
cession, political violence and grow-
ing crime have intensified white

Continued from page 1
University student said police slammed her
against a wall, handcuffed her, arrested her,
and called her "a bitch" after she walked in-
side unobstructed.
When the fighting ceased, Black Student
Union (BSU) President Devlin Ponte ad-
dressed the protesters.
"If we would have sat in the Union, we
would have been giving in to them. It is too
When their hearing plans
did not work, the regents
went running to the Fleming
Building and closed the
doors. They put us in a
situation where we could
hurt ourselves and others.'
- Colin Leach
CSAD member
badthat we had to resort to confrontation, but
it is necessary in order to address this issue,"
he said.
Ponte called for the students to protest
again tomorrow when the regents will vote on
the transfer of authority.
Approximately 20 of the protesters who
had been involved in the fight went to the
Ann Arbor Police Department to file formal
Rackham student and Coalition of
Students Against Deputization (CSAD)'
member Pattrice Maurer said, "Last year, a
larger and potentially more disruptive but
predominantly white crowd was inside the
building protesting. No one was thrown
against a wall, no one was handcuffed, no one
was called a bitch. The cops did not have to
do this out here today."
Rackham student Colin Leach of the

exactly who was in charge or what was really
happening," he said.
Leach also said he thinks the regents
showed a blatant disregard for students
"When their hearing plans did not work,
the regents went running to the Fleming
Building and closed the doors. They put us in
a situation where we could hurt ourselves and
others," he said.
Leach added that when he asked
University officials if he could address the
regents yesterday since he was refused en-
trance to Wednesday's hearing for his speak-
ing slot, his requests were ignored.
The protests began on the front steps of
the Union about an hour before the hearing
began yesterday. Several speakers prepared
the assembled students for yesterday's rally
and touted Wednesday's effort as a huge suc-
Responding to charges that the protests
were conterproductive, CSAD member
Janelle White defended the coalition's meth-
She said that the hearings were arranged in.
a manner which discouraged public participa-
'Last year ... no one was
thrown against a wall, no
one was handcuffed, no one'
was called a bitch. The cops
did not have to do this out ,
here today.'
- Pattrice Maurer
CSAD member
tion, that the regents already made their deci-i
sion about deputization, and that the regents
and administration showed contempt for peo-
ple of color by refusing to meet with them on1
their terms.4
Regent Philip Power (D-Ann Arbor) said
the disruption of both hearings was an unfor-
tunate occurance.
" "-- f -

Black Student Union President Devlin Ponte, an LSA junior, argues with Ann Arbor Police
officers outside the Fleming Administration Building yesterday.

Continued from page 1
Polk's assessment, adding that the regents at-
tempted to follow the correct moral and legal
course in holding hearings. "I think the regents
have a general interest in hearing what people
have to say ... A lot of things people said to-
day will be given very careful consideration."
Regent Paul Brown (D-Petoskey) said he is
leaning toward voting for the change.
"I haven't made up my mind, but I have not
heard a lot of reasons on the con side and they
don't outweigh the arguments in favor of hav-
ing a police force," Brown said.
Polk also questioned the University police
officers sensitivity to people of color. "I have
tried to tell the administration that one and
one-half hours of racial sensitivity training just
isn't enough," she said. She added that the of-
ficers, "on-sight assume (people of color) to be
undesirable and should be evicted from the
Power - who said he is voting for the au-
thority transfer - said he felt the problems
could be remedied through the University-
deputized police force. "As I listen to everyone

today I believe we are likely to have the best
tuned, most responsive police force if they are
accountable to the regents and the University,"
Power said.
Power said it was difficult to assess the
views of the campus since the hearings were
shut down. "I don't know what the public
thinks when a group of people shut down pub-
lic hearings," he said. "I have no way of
knowing what the views of the campus are.
Had the hearings not been shut down, I would
have had better sense," Power said.
"I don't think it is a heated issue.
Apparently there are few who are very
concerned. It is not a deep-running issue on
campus," Brown said. "I've been here for other
issues of far greater concern for a greater
number of people ... I've been here when we
had thousands."
Vice President for Student Affairs Maureen
Hartford said the students have shut down their
own mechanism for free speech.
"They have twice shut down the
opportunity for free assembly and for free
speech ... Anyone who claims they support
democracy are talking through both sides of
their mouth," she added.

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information about the amount of
police service the city previously
afforded the University, and Brater
said the city "would be pleased" to
continue these services.
"This is a time when both the
University and the city are facing
constrained budgets," Brater said.
"It seems like an unnecessary
duplication of services for the
University to embark on this
course right now."
City Councilmember Ingrid
Sheldon (R-2nd Ward) said she
agrees with Brater.
"I do not like my tuition
dollars going to that," said
Sheldon, who is also a University
alumnus and the parent of a
student. "It's just a nice big ego
trip for the administration of the
Sheldon said she is also con-
cerned because the city usually re-
ceives $550,000 per year in
exchange for police services to the
She said that because of difficul-
ties in marking the boundaries be-
tween city police and University
Department of Public Safety juris-
dictions, the Ann Arbor Police
Department will continue to serve
the campus.
"We still have to do basically
the same job as before," Sheldon
said. "We host a state educational
institution for which we are not
being compensated."
Councilmembers Ann Marie
Coleman (D-lst Ward) and Bob
Grady (D-3rd Ward) said they are
concerned about how deputized
University police officers will be
trained and whether there would be
a sufficient system for review of
police activity.


CSAD said yesterday's incident represented We sought to nave a publc nearing,"ne
exactly the kind of police action the coalition said.
fears Power added that the comments he heard
"Today, Ann Arbor police and University during the hearings will affect the way he
police were working together. Nobody knows votes today.

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don't think he grasped the true virtue
of environmental law," said Law
School research scholar Hans Peter

But first-year law student Rich
Golden said, "He has a point that
criminal law does not have a place in
environmental issues."
Third-year law student Diane
Holt said, "I think he's an
intellectual lightweight."

"His philosophy contains logical
inconsistencies. He chooses policies
on the basis of what outcomes he de-
sires," she said. Sometimes he uses
original intent, while other times he
is guided by other concerns, she

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by Bill Watterson
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president for Academic Affairs and
Research left that university last
year to become the president of the
University of Alabama in
Cyril Logar, chair of WVU's
provost search committee, said
Swain and the other four candidates
had to meet a series of qualifica-
tions, including familiarity with the
mission of a land-grant university.
He said the interviews - of
which Swain's was the second -
should help the search committee

narrow down thecandidate list to
three or four names.
Logar said he hopes the commit-
tee would have its list to WVU
President Neil Bucklew by mid-
March. Bucklew will make the final
selection to fill the position.
Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Gilbert Whitaker,
Swain's supervisor, said he is not
looking for a replacement yet.
"It's a long way from anything
happening. They called and asked
her to come for an interview. No of-

Continued from page 1
The survey is given to a sample
~ of 2000 Americans every two years
as part of an ongoing study of vot-
ing behavior.

fer has been made. If one was, I
don't know if she would take it," he
He said that if Swain thinks the
job is a good opportunity, he will
support her decision.
"If it's something she wants to
do, and they want it too, good for
her," he said.
Whitaker said he thinks Swain
was pleased with her interview.
"She found it interesting, but
problem-filled. Being a provost is a
hard job," he said.

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