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High: 30, Low: 10.
Cold, snow;
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Ii trrulr

Jesse Jackson and
the homeless.
Page 4.

One hundred and one years of editorial freedom
Vol. CII, No. 56 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, January 14, 1992 Coyright ©1 92
TheMihign Daily
Man stabbed outside the Union
Attack result of argument; assailant
disappears from scene through Union
by Ben Deci Linda Tymensky, a second-year arrived shortly after the stabbing,
and Lauren Dermer LSA student, said she administered said, "They were apparently
Daily Crime Reporters first aid to the victim after he told arguing about entry into the
A man was stabbed yesterday her he had been stabbed. building."
w afternoon after an argument "Blood was pooled on the ce- LSA senior Nicole Stafford said
outside of the Michigan Union. The ment next to him. There was blood she saw the attacker exit through
victim was transported to the everywhere," she said. the State Street entrance of the
University Hospital, while the Tymensky said she attempted to Union while calling the police
assailant disappeared into the position the victim on his back, but from the Campus Information
Union. he rolled over on his side to vomit. Center.
The victim was listed in critical She said the ambulance arrived 10 Baisden said, "A search of the
condition as of late yesterday minutes later. area has been conducted but the
a>;evening. DPS Sgt. Chris Spork, who also See STABBING, Page 2
=W>, E : Z., t, "We received a call at approxi-
tw / &'a'4j, '~ mately 3:45 that there had been a
tastabbing," said Lt. Vernon Baisden Stockweil residents shaken by bomb threat
0011of the University Department of
K ;..* .Public Safety (DPS). "Responding Shortly after 9 p.m. last night, "We searched the building thor-
officers located an individual several Stockwell residents poured oughly and nothing out of the ordi-
suffering from a stab wound in the out of their rooms and into the rain in nary was found,"DPSOfficerCharles
,,n response to the second bomb threat Noffsinger said.
abdPoce the residence hall has received this LSA sophomore Shanetta Paskel
Polic.e have not yet released the ya,'a ohrdbtew h 0 i
Sname of the victim.year. was bothered by the way the incident
nmEfh/ii.Lt. Joseph Piersante of the De- was handled. "The procedure was
One student, who asked to re- partmentof Public Safety (DPS) said, sort of erratic. How trained are Un-.
main anonymous, was present at "A student got the call in her dorm versity security officers to handle
the incident, which occurred at the room. It was a very, very vague bomb threats?"
north entrance of the Union. threat." Piersante explained that DPS fol-
KENNETH SMOLLER/Daily He said he saw the attacker By 10:30, DPS officers had an- lows FBI guidelines when conduct-
The man who was stabbed outside the Michigan Union is carried away by the paramedics yesterday make jabbing motions at the victim nounced it was safe for residents to ing a bomb search.
aftemrnwoon and then put something into his return. -byBen Dec andKarenSabgir

* Jackson to speak on

homelessness to

by Mona Qureshi
Daily Staff Reporter
The Rev. Jesse Jackson will speak
at 5:30 tonight in Hill Auditorium
during a two-day visit to Michigan.
Jackson plans to focus attention
on the homeless problem in Michi-
gan and the nation and to encourage
voter registration, said John Huls of
New Detroit, Inc.
New Detroit, Inc., a group which
promotes multicultural under-
standing, is one of the sponsoring
organizations of Jackson's visit.
In a recent news statement,
Jackson said choosing Martin

Luther King, Jr.'s birthday for a
visit to Michigan was appropriate.
"Dr. King protested against the
system and so are we. The system in
Michigan is attempting to balance
the budget and cut taxes at the ex-
pense of the poor," he said.
Washtenaw County Com-
missioner Christina Montague, one
of the organizers, said she also
expects Jackson to address the re-
cent gang movement. She added
Jackson "is very fond of the
U of M."
"He's good friends with Charles
Moody, vice provost of the Office

of Minority Affairs," she said.
Members from College
Democrats and the Black Student
Union (BSU), two organizations
sponsoring the visit, said they look
forward to hearing Jackson speak.
"Jesse Jackson will bring na-
tional attention to the local issues
and national issues like the home-
less, voter registration and police
brutality," BSU president Devlin
Pont6 said.
"He is a motivating and inspir-
ing factor to Black students and
others in addressing the justices of
See JACKSON, Page 2

U.S. Dept. of Ed. criticizes
accreditatio n association

4 by Ren6e Huckle
Daily Staff Reporter
The Commission on Higher Edu-
cation, Middle States Association
of Colleges and Schools (CHE), is
under fire by the Department of Ed-
ucation for its application of diver-
sity standards in its accreditation
CHE, one of several associations
that accredits U.S. colleges and uni-
* versities, establishes standards
schools must meet so their students
can receive federal financial aid. The
association accredits universities in
five states.
CHE requires universities to
"have a governing board which in-

cludes a diverse membership broad-
ly representative of the public
interest and reflecting the student
constituency," as well as a diverse
student population and curriculum.
According to a U.S. Department
of Education report, CHE has
apparently forced schools to adopt
diversity standards by threatening
"delayed or withdrawn accredita-
tion" in the event of non-
Department of Education spokes-
person Roger Murphy said the
National Advisory Committee on
Accreditation will meet and re-
consider Middle States petition for
recognition Feb. 5-8. Other accredi-

tation associations are also consid-
ered for renewal at that time, he
In a letter to advisory committee
chair Martin Trow, Secretary of Ed-
ucation Lamar Alexander wrote, "I
believe that institutions should be
free to define diversity and to select
steps that are of their own choosing
and that are consistent with their
institutional mission - rather than
having these matters dictated to
them by accrediting associations."
As a long-term solution, Alex-
ander proposed that accreditation be
eliminated as an institution's re-
quirement for federal financial aid.

con ft jet
by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Staff Reporter
Even in light of the recent
Madrid Peace conference, Middle
Eastern countries are not ready to
make required political sacrifices to
achieve a lasting peace in the region,
New York Times journalist- and
Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas
Friedman said yesterday.
Approximately 550 people gath-
ered in Rackham Auditorium yes-
terday afternoon to hear Friedman
speak on "Middle East Peace
Friedman addressed the signifi-
cance of Madrid and made predic-
tions for the region's future. He said
he believes Middle Eastern coun-
tries came to the peace conference
for the wrong reasons, namely be-
cause of the end of the Cold and
Gulf wars.
Friedman - the author of From
Beirut to Jerusalem - has covered
the Arab-Israeli conflict for more
than a decade as a foreign correspon-
dent from Beirut and Jerusalem, and
is currently based in Washington.
"No Arab state found benefits
of the Cold War other than Syria...
The collapse of the Soviet Union
put Syria in the position of being a
geopolitical orphan," Friedman
Countries such as Israel, he .said,
came to the conference becausethey
needed to prove themselves a strate-
gic asset to the United States. 4
"With the end of the Cold' aWar
the biggest threat to security came
from regional conflicts. We look at
potential friends and allies in how
they behave in a regional context,"
he said.
Friedman argued that the most
important result to come from the
Madrid conference was that parties
no longer had the Cold War to use
as an excuse for their actions. Coun-
tries are now forced to reveal their
real reluctance to negotiate.
Friedman said that if parties do

Please accept me
Heidi Grieling tries to complete her graduate school application over a
cup of tea at Cafe Fino's.

MSA reps. discuss agenda for semester

24-hour libraries, deputization, accountant top list of assembly

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily MSA Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly
will hold its first meeting of the se-
mester tonight with a relatively empty
agenda. Nevertheless, some assem-
bly members are beginning to think
about important issues for this term.
"The assembly was just elected
..,A %%, . Ls .. _ 4:_ o n ..

that political and it's the kind of thing
that MSA should be involved in."
Other representatives expressed
concern about University deputization
of campus police, expected to begin
this semester.
State law allows the University
Board of Regents to deputize police
officers, but it must hold public hear-
:.ac hsfr..nn .a . 4it;,;n i;meet

Representatives are also interested
in examining election reform to en-
sure that the election process becomes
more effective.
"Students should be able to con-
trol the structure somehow," LSA Rep.
Robert Van Houweling said. "Hope-
fully, this will bring more votet par-
ticipation and more voter turnout."
Pnik e isMezo intereteiing etiing

members' goals
acquainted with what MSA does and
work together to come up with some
concrete goals."
Representatives also want to see
MSA gain more respect from stu-
"What I'd like to see would be
stronger student rapport," Medical
School Rep. Michael Lee said. "I want
tnh nhal to fini what rident'sre.aliv

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