Michael Warren resigns as chair of the Student
Rights Commission. The University refuses his
speech code proposal, and everybody's to blame.
Artist Dubi Arie has spent much of his life
pursuing what he calls his mission - a painting
called Under the Wing of God and the Shadow of
Amalek. Read about Arie's 23-year-long struggle.
The Michigan baseball team beat Detroit-Mercy
yesterday behind the heroics of co-captain Steve
Buerkel, who went 4-for-5 with a home run and
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by Karen Sabgir the dormitory and returned with two
Daily Higher Education Reporter Black friends and began knocking
Most of the 50 Black students at
Olivet College, located in southern
Michigan, packed their bags and left
campus yesterday, declaring their
school unsafe after a "racial war"
erupted last week, say Olivet
"We completely feel this institu-
tion is not deserving of our financial
support or our presence," said Henry
Henderson, president of Elite, the
school's Black fraternity.
The incident began as an argu-
ment between a white couple at a
campus residence hall. The man left
on the woman's door. The woman
then called some friends in Phi
Alpha Pi fraternity to console her af-
ter the argument.
Fighting broke out when several
fraternity members confronted the
two Black men. The fight grew as
other groups were drawn in, and by
the time local police arrived, 70 stu-
dents were involved.
No property damage was re-
ported. However, a few students
were taken to the hospital and re-
leased later the same evening.
See OLIVET, Page 5
Spring has sprung S"~O "S"""'
Students - (left to right) LSA junior Matthew Messena, Natural Resources junior Steve Signell, RC first-year student Johanna Frank, LSA
first-year student Lesley Benedict, first-year Engineer Joe Webb, LSA sophomore Michelle Koby - sit on upside-down benches on the Diag.
Women to rally,
march for safe
Russian leaders may vote to
limit Yeltsin's special power
by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Staff Reporter
Women will be marching to-
gether to demonstrate their strength
and solidarity Saturday night.
The Take Back the Night march
and rally, which begins at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at City Hall, is an annual
event held for women who wish to
assert their right to walk alone at any
time of night, organizers said. The
march allows women to turn their
'I realized the march is
a time for women to
do it themselves. It is
not men who have to
#worry about walking
alone at night.'
- Karl hlg
anger at having to live in a violent,
oppressive and sexist society into
power, said Jenny Cass, an event or-
"Take Back the Night was origi-
nally put together 13 years ago as a
feminist collective to work at stop-
ping violence against women and
children," Cass said. "The idea was
to address the things at the forefront
of women's needs."
This year's speakers include
State Senator Lana Pollack (D-Ann
Arbor); Shari Johnson, who works
for "Above a Whisper," a publica-
tion featuring the poetry, fiction and
art of sexual assault survivors; and
Kata Issari, interim coordinator for
the Sexual Assault Prevention and
Awareness Center (SAPAC).
Although men may not march
with the women on Saturday night, a
rally before and following the march
is held for everyone. "We start to-
gether and finish together," Cass
Karl Ilg, an LSA sophomore who
is planning the men's rally, said the
purpose of the rally is to show sup-
port for men concerned with elimi-
nating sexual assault.
"Men's role in sexual assault
cannot be overlooked," he said.
Several speakers will address
how racism plays into myths about
sexual assault and what male sexual
assault survivors experience, Ilg
said. In addition, Sociology Prof.
Tom Gerschick will speak on men
Ilg said he frequently hears com-
plaints from men who feel that ban-
ning men from the march borders on
sexism. Ilg said he used to feel
"I went to the planning meeting
and thought I wanted to march also.
See MARCH, Page 2
Democratic front-runner Bill
Clinton waded into a nasty labor
dispute yesterday, following up a
fresh set of primary triumphs by
trying to one-up President Bush's
leadership style. Paul Tsongas
weighed re-entering a race that
party leaders said was all but
Jerry Brown seemed the odd-
man out again, after his brief
ascendancy fizzled with a third-
place finish in New York's
primary. He vowed, "We're not
going to go away quietly."
Clinton and Democratic party
See CLINTON, Page 5
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian lawmakers appeared to
be on the verge of revoking President Boris Yeltsin's
extraordinary powers yesterday as momentum swung
back to his opponents during a crucial parliamentary
Yeltsin still has time to lobby or compromise before
a possible vote today to declare "dissatisfaction" with
his market reforms and cancel his authority to issue
economic decrees without legislative approval.
The loss of his special powers, granted by parliament
a year ago, would be a severe blow to the reforms and
could lead to an overhaul of Yeltsin's Cabinet.
"If the president loses his extraordinary powers and
his ability to lead the government, the entire Cabinet of
course will resign," Vice Premier Yegor Gaidar, the ar-
chitect of the reforms, told a meeting of Yeltsin sup-
porters Wednesday night.
"I'm afraid the odds are pretty good that the presi-
dent will lose his additional powers," said Gleb
Yakunin, a lawmaker and Russian Orthodox priest.
"You can see that a large part of these deputies are
still pro-Communist at heart," Yakunin said.
Yeltsin had seized the initiative in the 1,046-member
Congress of People's Deputies, dominated by former
Communists, with a speech Tuesday warning that a re-
duction in his powers could "plunge the country into
He bolstered his support among Russian hard-liners
by countering Ukraine's claim to the Black Sea fleet
and by speeding up the formation of a separate Russian
In a corridor just outside the meeting hall, Yeltsin
supporters hung a hand-drawn picture of a grenade with
a pin in the shape of the president's face. If it were with-
drawn, the grenade - labeled "totalitarianism" and
"anarchy" - would explode.
But Yeltsin's opponents took the offensive yester-
day, forcing him to return to his lonely seat in front of
the parliament and listen in silence as they accused him
of reducing the Russian people to poverty.
"Reformers who began the so-called shock therapy
See YELTSIN, Page 2
Two men arraigned after firing
by Lauren Dermer
Daily Crime Reporter
Two Detroit men arrested outside
the State Street entrance to the Law
Quad during Monday night's up-
heaval were arraigned Tuesday in
the 15th District Court on felony
counts of carrying concealed
Frank Garrett, 27, and Derwin
Blessett, 26, allegedly fired .22 and
NEW YORK (AP) - Tennis
great Arthur Ashe announced reluc-
tantly and emotionally Tuesday that
he has AIDS but declared, "I am not
sick. I can function very well."
Ashe, the first black man to win
the Wimbledon tournament, said he
contracted the virus during a 1983
heart operation and learned of that
fact in 1988. He said he was forced
to go public now because a newspa-
per had inquired about his health.
"I have AIDS," he said. "I am
sorrv that I have bee~zn forced to
.25 caliber gunshots into the air after
being denied entrance into a Beta
Theta Pi fraternity party.
Police arrested one man in front
of the Law Quad after he allegedly
fired the gunshots. The second man
was apprehended after a police offi-
cer chased him on foot west on
The maximum penalty for the
charge is 5 years in jail or $2,500,
and preliminary examinations for
both men are scheduled for April 15
at 9 a.m.
The incident took place in the
midst of a night filled with violence
after the Wolverines' loss in the
NCAA Championship basketball
game. Bottles were thrown, property
was damaged, and tear gas was used
by police officers to dispel a rowdy
Yasser Arafat shakes hands with Sudanese Vice President Maj. Gen AI-Zubair Mohamed Salish.