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The ACLU is suing the University on behalf of
NORML. Sound familiar? If so, you have a longer
memory than the U administrators, who have
apparently forgotten last year's court decision.

The University's interim speech code has come
under fire recently for fear that it restricts
students' freedom of expression. How far is too

The Michigan men's basketball team hasn't made
an NCAA tournament appearance in over two
years. Tonight, the Fab Five, and Freddie, take on
the Temple Owls.

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years of editorial freedom

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de Kierk
* vow to end
CAPE TOWN, South Africa
(AP) - Bolstered by white support
for reforms, President F.W. de Klerk
and Nelson Mandela said yesterday
they would move quickly to negoti-
ate an end to apartheid.
"We should not waste any time,"
de Klerk told reporters two days
after whites voted in favor of talks
with Black leaders on ending white-
minority rule.
"The uncertainty that bothers so
many will only go away if you put a
negotiated solution on the table," he
Mandela, at aseparate news con-
ference, repeated his African
National Congress' demand for an
interim government to oversee the
transition to multiracial democracy,
and he said it should be installed this
"The purpose of the interim gov-
ernment will be to supervise the
transition from an apartheid to a
democratic state ... we are demand-
ing that should be done as soon as
possible," the Black leader said.
De Klerk has abolished major
apartheid laws in the past two years
and called Tuesday's whites-only
referendum to gauge support for


with little

money, calls ii

Jason George performs a war dance in the Couzens Room of the Union
yesterday during a preview of this weekend's pow wow celebration.
Pow Wow seeks
greater numbers
by Mona Qureshi ence and a chance for us to bring in
Daily Staff Reporter some of the finest performers and

by Andrew Levy
Daily Campaign Issues Reporter
Former Massachusetts Sen. Paul
Tsongas pulled out of the
Democratic presidential race yester-
day, blaming his campaign's down-
fall on a shortage of cash that kept
him from effectively competing
against front-runner Arkansas Gov.
Bill Clinton.
"The alternative was to play the
role of spoiler. That is not what I'm
about; that is not worthy," Tsongas
said. "I did not survive my ordeals in
order to be the agent of the reelec-
tion of George Bush."
Tsongas said his campaign did
not have enough money to compete
in the New York Primary April 7,
and that his commitment to the
Democratic Party was too strong for
him to stay in the race at less than
full speed.
"To go to New York, defenseless
in terms of financial resources would
have meant that we could not com-
pete ... The message would have
been so damaged that all we had en-
dured for would have been hurt,"
Tsongas said.
Tsongas' withdrawal from the
race leaves Clinton as the clear fa-
vorite to capture the Democratic
nomination, opposed only by former
California Gov. Jerry Brown.

Democratic consultant Victor
Kamber said Tsongas' withdrawal
"makes Clinton the nominee, basi-
cally today ... The party is now go-
ing to try to coalesce around Clinton
as quickly as possible."

t quits
sence from the race would make
their decision in November more
Students interviewed yesterday
after Tsongas dropped out of the
race said they were not pleased with

Paul Tsongas is escorted through a police line as he arrives at his Boston
campaign headquarters yesterday after renouncing his presidential hopes.

Organizers of this weekend's
Ann Arbor Pow Wow, a festival
of traditional Native American
events, said they have one goal in
mind - to attract more University
students than ever before.
"It's a cross-cultural experi-

traders in the United States," said
Michael Dashner, the Native
American representative of
Minority Student Services.
"You can have some of the best
programs and students don't take
See POW WOW, Page 2

Clinton said yesterday that
Tsongas' withdrawal meant "my
strongest opponent is not going to be
there anymore."
Although most University stu-
dents said they were not surprised by
Tsongas' announcement yesterday,
many agreed that the senator's ab-

E. Engineering
workers report1
job health risks

by Ben Deci
Daily Crime Reporter
The University is riddled with
empty rooms and halls, some of
which may present severe health
risks to those who enter them, say
East Engineering maintenance
Building workers say their su-
pervisors are endangering them by
ordering the clean-up of some
rooms, which involves the removal
of chemicals and pigeon carcasses
exposed to those chemicals.
"We were told not to touch the
stuff at first," said a member of the
East Engineering staff who would
not give a name for fear of em-
ployment termination. "But when a

professor called to complain that
there were pigeons roosting in a
room where he was teaching, then
our supervisor told us to take care
of it."
However, Jack Thams, a fore-
man of maintenance service and
renovations, said he has never asked
any of his workers to perform du-
ties that present a health risk.
"We've had pigeon problems be-
fore, but that's normally handled by
an outside contractor," Thams said.
James Stierle, a grounds, rub-
bish and landscape architect - who
Thams said would be the person to
coordinate clean-up efforts - said
he had no knowledge of the prob-

the likelihood of a November con-
frontation between Clinton and
President George Bush.
"I'd vote for neither," said LSA
sophomore Karen Jones. Although
she said she had hoped for an alter-
native in the race, Jones said she
See TSONGAS, Page 2
post -cut;.
budget to
by Melissa Peerless
Daily Administration Reporter
In order to reduce spending, the
University's College of Literature,
Science and Arts (LSA) is combin-
ing two of its associate dean.posi-
Jack Meiland, associate dean for
undergraduate education, will leave
the dean's office at the end of
Meiland - who will remain at
the University as a professor of phi-
losophy - refused to comment.
His responsibilities will be turned
over to Michael Martin, associate
dean for long-range planning and
analysis. Martin will retain his cur-
rent administrative duties and con-
tinue teaching biology. He will as-
sume the title associate dean for un-
dergraduate education, and his pre-
vious responsibilities will be incor-
porated into that role.
LSA Dean Edie Goldenberg told
faculty members last week that
tough economic times for higher ed-
ucation forced the cut.
Goldenberg was unavailable for
University administrators say
they are expecting the state to take
back 5 percent of the funding allot-
ted to the school for this year. The
University is expected to receive less
money next year as well.

Sulfur and Tetrabromoethane are found in an abandoned room in East Engineering along with pigeon carcasses.

U.S. News ranks 'U' political science number one

=by Karen Pier
Daily Graduate Schools Reporter
The University is number one - at least
the Political Science Department is - accord-
ing to the latest U.S. News and World Report
"Obviously, we're delighted. We've al-
ways been a strong department - in the top
three," said University Political Science Chair
Arlene Saxonhouse.
The University program tied with the de-
partments at the University of California at
Berkeley and Harvard.
After identifying English, economics, his-
tory, political science, psychology, and soci-

ology as the six most popular graduate pro-
grams, the magazine questioned department
heads and graduate studies directors and
asked them to grade other school's reputation
in the field on a five-point scale.
Stanford led the pack in psychology de-
partments followed by the University, which
tied for second place with Berkeley and the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The University's Sociology Department
ranked third in the nation, tying with two
other schools, Berkeley and the University of
The University's English Department
failed to make the top 15 ranking. Berkeley

and Yale tied for number one in that area.
U.S. News and World Report labeled the
University's History Department sixth in the
nation - tied with Johns Hopkins University
and Harvard. Berkeley ranked number one in
this discipline as well.
Other liberal arts programs were ranked
using a different methodology of percentages
and factors including reputation, rank by
those in the field, student selectivity, faculty
resources, placement success, and average
salary of new graduates.
The University ranked seventh among
business schools, higher than Ivy League
schools such as Columbia, Dartmouth,

Cornell and Yale.
Dean of the School of Business
Administration Joseph White said he was
pleased with the school's ranking. "We were
ranked 10th last year, so I like the direction ...
Usually, we're in the middle top 10. Our goal
is to be the very best."
White said there are many changes being
planned and implemented in the school to im-
prove the ranking further.
In addition, Michigan ranked sixth nation-
ally in law schools, following Yale, Harvard,
Stanford, University of Chicago and
See RANKINGS, Page 2

by Jeff Williams
and Adam Miller
Daily Basketball Writers

e quits women's
change for me would be good. I This year's pl
have a tremendous sense of relief were surprised and
that the best thing has taken place." the announcement.
VanDeWege coached for eight "He's a good m
years at Michigan, compiling a 41- see him go," seco

ayers said they
disappointed by
an. I'm sorry to
nd-team all-Big

Building contamination
thwarts SUNY break

Michigan women's basketball
coach Bud VanDeWege will an-

by Karen Sabgir
Daily Higher Education Reporter
While most university studients

classes were cancelled in January
due to polychlorine biphenyl (PCB)
contaminatinn of severa hnildings

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