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MSA vote
supports
students
of color
by Robin Litwin
Daily Staff Reporter
Graduate students of color may
now be able to compete equally
with other students for teaching
assistant jobs because of a
resolution passed Tuesday night by
the Michigan Student Assembly.
The resolution supports a
proposal by Students of Color of
Rackham and the Graduate
Employees Organization to allow
The resolution
supports a proposal
by Students of Color
of Rackham and the
GEO to allow students
receiving the
Rackham Merit
Fellowship to compete
with other students
for TA jobs.
students receiving the Rackham
Merit Fellowship to compete with
other students for TA jobs. The
current rule says students under this
fellowship are .unable to compete
for jobs. If the proposal passes, it
Swill increase the number of
* students of color in TA positions.
While the students who receive
the jobs are ineligible to receive
money from the fellowship, it is
still undecided how the money will
be allocated and how the
fellowships will be resumed.
Members of MSA suggested it
should go toward a general
scholarship fund open to all
students.
MSA also passed a resolution to
support an open literature policy at
University libraries. This would
provide for open distribution of free
political literature as well as other
non-profit free-dropped literature.
The resolution was passed in
response to a controversy over
Maoist International Movement
notes not being given a distribution
*f box in the Graduate Library.
In other business, MSA turned
down a resolution asking the School
of Nursing to set up programs with
the aim of recruiting more men and
people of color into the Nursing
program.

Reactions to N.Y. press
shed light on Clinton

by Andrew Levy
Daily Campaign Issues Reporter
Americans sup isedly know a
lot about Democrauc presidential
hopeful Bill Clinton's character.
They know he supposedly had an
affair with Gennifer Flowers. They
know he supposedly didn't inhale
the smoke from his two Oxford
NE WS ANALYSIS
marijuana cigarettes. And they
know he supposedly was involved
in shady business as Arkansas
governor.
However, using these examples
as reason to doubt Clinton's
character is risky at best. None of
the allegations is proven, and
Clinton vehemently denies their
truth.
But as the April 7 New York
primary draws near, Clinton's
dealings with New Yorkers and the
New York media have provided a
profound insight into his character.
The tabloids in the Big Apple,
particularly the New York Post and
the Daily News, have dedicated
their front page spreads all this
week to "Slick Willie." Hecklers, in
typical New York fashion, have
followed Clinton everywhere he

goes.
Clinton's response to the
criticism has been, to cry foul,
claiming that he has been a
"punching bag" for character
assaults. The governor has not
proven that he is unflappable, and
can withstand and ignore criticisms
that he claims are false.
But Clinton is no stranger to
politics. He has been Arkansas
governor for 18 years, run for
innumerable public offices, and
knows that a presidential campaign
is a tough race. He cannot blame
the media for an image that has
been around a long time.
"I think the tabloids are giving it
to Clinton, but this whole kind of
pitiful, naive stance of Clinton, like
'look what the tabloids did,' that's
ridiculous," said Kathy Cohen, a
University graduate student in
political science who is completing
her dissertation in New York.
"There was a mindset with
regard to distrusting Clinton, that
began a long time ago back in New
Hampshire, and has continued with
every scandal that has come out
afterwards," she said.
"It's not the tabloids that created
this image. They're exaggerating it
and manipulating it, but this image
has been around for a long time."

And, indeed, "Slick Willie" is in
trouble.
Since sweeping the south on
Super Tuesday and winning
Michigan and Illinois the following
week, the man who was a shoo-in
for the nomination lost in a shocker
to Jerry Brown in Connecticut and
then again on Tuesday in the
Vermont caucus.
In addition to the media, Brown
has attacked Clinton on electability
- his code word for character -
left and right. And at the same time,
Brown has remained virtually
unscathed by criticism.
Clinton has suffered so much
damage that it is now more than
doubtful he will win in New York:
Voters around the state, but
particularly in New York City,
doubt that he has either the
character or the mettle to be
president.
"Clinton is whining about the
tabloids, but if you can't handle the
New York tabloids, how can we
expect you to handle the national
media?" Cohen said.
Doubts exist about Clinton. But
in order to convince an increasingly
skeptical public that the doubts are
unfounded, he will have to address
them in a forthright and honest
fashion.

Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton campaigns in the streets of
New York in preparation for next Tuesday's primary.

Hash Bash supporters discuss marijuana legalization

by Karen Talaski
Daily Staff Reporter
The University held a forum, ini-
tially intended as an alternative to
the Hash Bash, to discuss drug legal-
ization at Rackham Auditorium last
night.
Titled "The University, the
Community, and Hash Bash: Values
in Conflict," the forum addressed
two concerns: the University's rela-
tionship with the April 4th Hash
Bash and the question of drug legal-
ization in the United States.
Attorney Marie Deveney spoke
to the audience as an independent
legal expert. Deveney identified free
speech issues andsdiscussed why the
University chose to deny the
National Organization for the
Reform of Marijuana Laws's
(NORML' s) permit to use the Diag
for their yearly Hash Bash, a mari-
juana pro-legalization event.
"It is mainly a free speech prob-
lem. Does the First Amendment re-
quire the University to allow
NORML to have the Hash Bash on

the Diag?" Deveney said. "Is all
speech protected by the First
Amendment? The answer is no. The
government can regulate the time,
place, and manner of their speech."
Toby Citrin, member of the
University's Task Force on Alcohol
and Other Drugs, discussed the Task
Force's report regarding illegal drug
use. "The University is a creature of
law as a public university. We are a
part of the state of Michigan and
funded by taxpayers," Citrin said.
"A message is sent outside to the
young people in the Michigan area
as a representative of the lifestyles

here" through the activities of the
Hash Bash and NORML, he said.
Steven Hagger, Editor-in-Chief
of High Tunes magazine, a publica-
'It is mainly a free
speech problem.'
- Marie Deveney
Attorney
tion which supports marijuana legal-
ization, discussed his feelings to-
ward drug legalization, as well as the

Hash Bash.
"According to government fig-
ures, there are 20 to 50 million regu-
lar users of the substance known as
marijuana," Hagger said. "And they
are continually hunted, hounded, and
harassed by our government.
"It is a campaign of terror and
propaganda worse than Nazi
Germany and their mind control,"
Hagger added. "Michigan's
NORML has to jump through hoops
every year.
"The campaign against this rally
at this University is disgraceful and
should be stopped," Hagger contin-

ued. "Marijuana helps sick people,
stops pollution, and builds a better
world. It is natural and non-
polluting."
Dale Yagiela, director of
Growthworks, an organization which
supports teenagers with substance-
abuse problems, also spoke last
night. Yagiela described the connec-
tion between alcohol and other drug
use to marijuana.
"Young people will use different
substances that are readily available
to them, and marijuana is readily
available to them" at the Hash Bash,
Yagiela said.

International community
extends aid to republics

Correction
Two adult education students were involved in an altercation at Community
High School last Friday. This information was incorrectly reported in
yesterday's Daily.
THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

WASHINGTON (AP) -
President Bush pledged yesterday
the United States will help finance a
$24 billion international aid fund for
the former Soviet Union.
The $24 billion aid fund would
be extended by financial institutions
such as the International Monetary
Fund with principal backing from
Germany, Japan, France, Britain,
Italy, Canada and the United States.
Bush said the United States
would provide $600 million in new
credit guarantees for grain purchases
by Russia and a total of $500 million

for Ukraine, Armenia and other re-
publics of the former Soviet Union.
The plan repackaged many earlier
proposals, including a long-stalled
$12 billion request to Congress to
replenish loan funds of the IMF. The
only major new expense appeared to
be the $1.1 billion increase for
agricultural credits.
The international aid package
was announced first in Bonn by
German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
He said the principal backers would
provide $18 billion in loans and
other assistance.

Tree of Life Metropolitan Community Church
Invites You To Our
First Public Worship Service
7:30 p.m. " Sunday " April 5th + 1992
at the
1st Congregational United Church of Christ
218 North Adams Street w Ypsilanti, Michigan
Featuring
Rev. Elder Troy D. Perry,
Author of "The Lord is My Shepherd & He Knows I'm Gay"
& Founder of the Universal Fellowship of
Metropolitan Community Churches

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Meetings
ACT-UP Ann Arbor, meeting,
Crofoot Rm, Michigan Union, 7:30
p.m.
Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1311
EECS, weekly luncheon meeting,
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship,
weekly group mtg, 1040 Dana Bldg, 7
p.m.
Islamic Circle, weekly mtg, 3rd floor
Michigan League 5:15.
Pro-choice Action, weekly mtg, MLB
Rm B118, 7:30 p.m.
Pre -Med Club Meeting, Pendleton
rm, 6:30 p.m.
Korean Students Association, weekly
meeting, Pendleton Rm, Michigan
Union, 6 p.m.
Amnesty Int'l, letter officer elections,
writing. East Quad, Greene Lounge, 7-
8 p.m.
Hindi Discussion/Class, MLB B115, 8
p.m.
Speakers.
"An Evening with Spike Lee," spons.
Hillel, Hill Aud, 7:30 p.m.
"Micro-socioligical Analysis of a
Graveyard: The Cemetary of
Houlouf, Northern Cameroonin,
AD," 2009 Nat Sci Aud, 4-5 p.m.
"The Belousov-Zhabotinskii
Reaction: Oscillation and Traveling
Waves in a Chemical History," 1640
Chem Lab, 4:00 p.m.
"Use of Scorpion Toxins to Probe the
Qt« .. -.eand V..at net n

with disabilities," SAPAC Conf rm,
12-1 p.m.
"Immediate - Early Gene Activation
During REM sleep," 3:45-5 p.m. 1057
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Furthermore
International Center, "Travel in
Asia," Int. Center, 3-4:30 p.m.
Anthropology Club, 7 p.m.
Dominick's
Federal Tax Workshop for
International Center Students and
Scholar, Rm 9, International Center,
10:00 a.m.
Career Planning & Placement,
Education Job Search, 4:10-5:30 a.m.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition,
Rackham Galleries, 3rd floor
Rackham, 7-9:30 p.m.
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Sun-Thurs 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.,
Fri-Sat, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop by 102
UGLi or call 936-1000. Also, extended
hours: Sun-Thurs 1-3 a.m. Stop by
Angell Hall Computing Center or call
763-4246.
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
team walking service. Sun-Thur 8
p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop by 2333 Bursley
or call 763-WALK.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors,
Angell/Mason Hall Computing Center,
7-11 p.m.
Stress and Time Management,
Consultations with peer counselors
available, 3100 Michigan Union, 1-3
p.m.
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