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While it's true that we've never met a
Conservative Coalition candidate that we've liked,
CC's latest presidential nominee leaves us

Ah, sweetness. Mike Leigh's sweet movie
provides some sweet pleasure for lovers of
British film. Read a review of this sweet new

The Michigan hockey team joined the nation's
elite by winning its first Central Collegiate Hockey
Association title. The Wolverines did their part by
beating Ferris State, and Ohio State did the rest.

Partly sunny;
High: 53, Low: 38
Sunny, still mild, High 53, Low 36



One hundred and one years of editorial freedom
Vol. Cil, No. 83 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, March 2,1992T hD

* housing.
rates hike
by Melissa Peerless
Daily Administration Reporter
University students will pay 4.9
percent more to live in residence
halls during the 1992-93 school year.
The University Board of Regents
unanimously approved the rate hike
at its meeting last Friday.
University Housing Director
Robert Hughes said the increase is
necessary in order to meet operating
expenses and allow the University to
fund building improvements.
With the approved rate increase,
a double in a traditional residence
hall will cost $4,284.60 for two
terms - representing a $200.78
increase. The costs of singles, triples
and other rooming arrangements will
also increase by approximately
Regent Paul Brown (D-Petoskey)
said it is necessary to continue reno-
vating the University's residence
halls even if the process is expen-
"The residence halls have fallen
into a state of disarray through years
of normal use by the students. We
need to fix them, so the increase is a
fact of life. Regardless of the cost,
we have to keep up with it," he said.
Regent Shirley McFee (R-Battle
Creek) stressed the importance of
the residence hall experience in a
student's assimilation to University
"We must offer satisfactory
housing options for the students. It is
not as big a step to move from home
to a residence hall as it is to go to an
apartment," she said.
McFee said residence hall costs
should be comparable with off-cam-
pus rates. However, she said the in-
crease is unavoidable.
"With the 4.9 percent increase,
* the rates are still about the same as
accommodations in Ann Arbor. The
cost to students will remain econom-
ical while it will give us some flexi-
bility to make the improvements in
See HOUSING, Page 2

Regents vote
to deputize

by Melissa Peerless
Daily Administration Reporter
The University police force will
now be governed by the University
Board of Regents instead of the
Washtenaw County Sheriff as a re-
sult of the regents' 7-1 vote to ap-
prove transferring the deputization
Regent Veronica Smith (R-
Grosse Ile) was the only regent to
oppose the transfer. Smith also voted
against deputizing the campus police
during the original decision in June
Before the regents voted Friday
morning, they discussed their opin-
ions of the issue.
Regent Paul Brown (D-Petoskey)
said that refusing the transfer really
was not an option.
"I support the motion to transfer.



The sheriff will not oversee the force
anymore, so we really have no
choice," he said.
Brown added that he thinks a
force governed by the regents will be
more responsive to the University
Regent Neal Nielsen (R-
Brighton) said he agreed that a po-
lice force governed by the regents
would be in better hands than one
under control of the county sheriff.
"We have a lack of jurisdiction
when the staff is under control of the
sheriff," he said.
Nielsen added, "This decision is
for the students of tomorrow and
years to come."
Regent Shirley McFee (R-Battle
Creek) said she also supported the
transfer, but called it a largely
See TRANSFER, Page 2

Sleeping beauty
Nicole Fox, a student at the University of Minnesota, rests in the sun outside of the UGLi yesterday. The friend who
Fox was visiting was at work.

Speech code proposals split U


by Karen Sabgir
Daily Higher Education Reporter
The University of Montana is
embroiled in a controversy surround-
ing proposed speech codes and anti-
harassment policies - an issue with
which many universities are
Montana students have been or-
ganizing speak-outs to protest two
proposed revisions to the Student
Conduct Code which would go into
effect in September, said senior
Paula Rosenthal, business manager
of the Association of Students for
the University of Montana.
Dean of Students Barbara
Hollmann explained administrators
are considering three revisions to the
universities' conduct code - two
modeled after other universities and
one which makes no provisions for a
speech code.
Hollmann said the most restric-

tive version is modeled after the
former speech code at the University
of Wisconsin, struck down in 1991,
by the Milwaukee branch of the
American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU took the code to
court, declaring it limited speech and
chilled the campus atmosphere.
However, Jan Sheppard, assistant
to the dean of students at the
University of Wisconsin, said she
disagreed with the accusation.
"We felt it was constitutional and
not an infringement on freedom of
speech," Sheppard said. She added
that the university does not plan to
appeal the court's ruling, and said
the universitty's regents may decide
to have lawyers redraft the old code.
"We've always addressed ha-
rassment and always will - through
education and prevention. Freedom
of speech is essential to out institu-

tion but harassment is extremely
hurtful ... (We can) address one
without infringing on the other,"
Sheppard said.
The second version University of
Montana administrators are consid-
'Some would say we're
fortunate ... Perhaps it
is because we bend
over backwards to
protect speech.'
- Kathleen Deignan
Princeton University
Associate Dean of
ering is based on the University of
California's policy toward "fighting
words" - language that could pro-
voke violence which governs all

University of California campuses.
Mike Smith, assistant chancellor
at Berkeley said the campus' racial
harassment code, drafted to abide by
the limits of the First Amendment,
was put into effect as a-result of con-
cerns about campus climate.,
Smith explained that the
"fighting words" clause is only ap-
plied in cases where there is "clear
and present danger and physical
harm ... The limitation does not pre-
vent even racially offensive speech."
University General Counsel Elsa
Cole said the University's current
speech code policy is also modeled
after "fighting words." This policy
was put into effect in September
1989, less than one month after the
previous code had been declared un-
constitutional by Federal district
"It happened quickly," Cole said.
After the interim code passed, com-


'U' prof. Levine experiences
* Venezuelan unrest first-hand

mittees of students, staff, and faculty
had the opportunity to review it.
Cole said the suggestions made by
faculty and staff were implemented,
but she said Michigan Student
Assembly declined to give its input
into the policy.
Hollmann said Montana's third
proposal does not provide for a code,
but focuses on behavior and
She said the idea for a speech
code "is a result of the overall na-
tional debate, some gay harassment,
and ethnic, racially motivated, yet
minor occurrences (on campus)."
Montana administrators held
open forums for faculty, staff, and
students throughout January and
Hollmann said most students are
saying speech should not be regu-
See CODES, Page 2
blows in
Tsongas' economic policies drew
repeated fire from rivals yesterday in
a Democratic presidential - debate
that included spirited disagreements
over health care but far fewer per-
sonal attacks than the wild free-for-
all of the night before.
The Georgia forum was the first
of two debates yesterday leading
into tomorrow's eight primaries and
Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton
opened fire on Tsongas early, con-
trasting his plan for a middle-class
tax cut by raising taxes on the
wealthy with Tsongas' proposal to
raise taxes on the rich but use that
money for a capital-gains tax break.
"The question is not whether the
middle class gets a tax cut," Clinton
said. "It's whether you want to give
it to the middle class or people who
buy stocks."
Tsongas answered that busi-
nesses needed help to repair the

by Hope Calati
Daily Staff Reporter
The Venezuelan coup attempt
last month was the culmination of
popular frustration with President
Carlos Andres Perez's government,
said Dan Levine, professor of politi-
cal science, who experienced the
* coup first-hand while on sabbatical
in Caracas.
"There has been a loss of legiti-
macy of the government, of the pres-
ident and of the major institutions.
These three things create a good
climate for a coup," Levine said.
The Venezuelan Congress will
meet this week to discuss the Feb. 5

coup and possible responses to the
unrest. Levine said Venezuelan
leaders, government officials and
citizens have called for reform.
Levine said it is unclear what will
happen in the upcoming months.
"The government looks very weak,"
Levine said. There is a fear of an-
other coup in the future.
The coup attempt in Caracas,
Valencia, Maracay and Marcaibo
was lead by Col. Hugo Chavez and a
group of lower grade senior military
officers. Fourteen people were killed
including three bodyguards of Perez.
Four hundred officers and 1000 sol-
diers are currently detained.

Levine said the coup was suc-
cessful everywhere but the capitol.
He proposed several reasons for
the military and civil unrest.
Venezuela is currently involved
with a border dispute with Columbia
about the Gulf of Venezuela. The
young military officers wanted to
take control of the situation, Levine
"Apparently there is a big gener-
ational division in the military. This
group of younger military officers
has been talking conspiracy and
coup for quite some time," be said.
Citizens have experienced a drop
See LEVINE, Page 2

. Board approves Meares as new
dean for School of Social Work

by Melissa Peerless
Daily Administration Reporter
Paula Meares will serve as the
new dean of the School of Social
Work at the University as the result
of the University
Board of Reg- +

the University of Illinois at
Champaign-Urbana where she is
currently dean of the School of
Social Work.
University Provost and Vice
President for Academic Affairs
Gilbert Whitaker said, "Dean

she will be an .excellent leader and
role model."
Meares has been dean at the
University of Illinois since May
1990, and has been affiliated with
the university since 1978. She was
employed as a social worker and a
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