What this university really needs is someone
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tour Kerrytown on their way to Central Campus.
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the Minneapolis trio Walt Mink.
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Bush for dodging debate;
new debate for Tuesday.
by Lauren Dermer
Daily Government Reporter
EAST LANSING - An exuber-
ant crowd of Michigan State
University (MSU) students picked
politics over professors yesterday as
Democratic presidential nominee
Bill Clinton promised to "return
their future to them" after the Nov.
The public rally - which at-
tracted a crowd of about 20,000 -
was scheduled in place of the first
presidential debate. The debate was
canceled when President Bush re-
fused to accept the single-modera-
"I showed up here to debate to-
day," Clinton said, accusing Bush
of avoiding detailed discussion
about the economy and about the
candidates' plans for the future.
Clinton said Bush was afraid to
debate in light of the 3 million
Americans who have lost their jobs,
the decline in private-sector em-
ployment, and decreases in average
"I guess I can't blame him. If I
had the worst record of any presi-
dent in 50 years I wouldn't want to
defend that record either," Clinton
Clinton also responded to recent
attacks by Bush on his record as
governor of Arkansas. Bush has
See CLINTON, Page 2
Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton speaks to a crowd at Michigan State University yesterday.
U-M students to regster
by Karen Sabgir
Daily Administration Reporter
The first batch of faculty surveys
concerning the Statement of Student
Rights and Responsibilities to be
returned to U-M shows that more
than 90 percent favor a conduct
Of the 3,100 faculty members to
receive a copy of draft 10.2 - the
same version sent out to all U-M
students earlier this summer - ap-
proximately 400 responses have
been returned. The survey results re-
leased by the Office of Student
Affairs also show that 75 percent of
the tally - just 148 responses -
were in approval of a student-admin-
One of the more predominant
concerns of the respondents, how-
ever, was the vagueness of the code
- some favor the ambiguous ap-
proach while others are leery of its
potential ineffectiveness. The loose
definition of harassment solicited
Vice President for Student
Affairs Maureen Hartford agreed
that "ambiguity is both its strength
and its weakness."
Hartford and Shirley Clarkson,
director of planning and communica-
tions, said they were impressed with
the thoughtfulness of both the fac-
ulty and the student responses to the
Three thousand students returned
surveys, 89 percent of which sup-
ported a code like the one proposed.
Clarkson added that she was sur-
prised by the number of professors
who responded. Half of the total
Following are the responses
of 148 faculty to a survey
about the Statement of
Student Rights and
Do you support a
document like the one
no answer 1.35%
Do you approve of a
no answer 6.08%
number of faculty responses were
from full professors.
The idea of a student-adminis-
tered judiciary passed overwhelm-
ingly with the faculty, but many re-
spondents held reservations, suggest-
ing that students may judge their
peers too harshly. Others commented
that students may not handle the po-
sition well and a specific training
should be administered.
Alternatives to the proposed set-
up of six randomly-selected students
included adding a faculty or staff
member to the panel or providing the
faculty chair of the panel a vote that
could be used to break ties.
The amount of time that would
be necessary to find an acceptable
jury and the formation of an appel-
late committee instead of depending
on the vice president were other con-
cerns that respondents addressed.
by Andrew Taylor
"It's time students had a pow-
erful voice once again. There's
one good way to start: Just Vote,"
said Aiko Schaefer last night at the
first meeting of Just Vote.
Aiko is an organizer of the
newly-created organization that
plans to register more than 5,000
U-M students before the Oct. 5
"There are so many mysteries
to voting," said Karen Boven, a
sophomore in the School of
Natural Resources and Just Vote
Just Vote's primary goal is to
alleviate some of the obstacles that
students face g the long road
between registering and casting
their vote on election day.
"People just don't know the
first thing about registering," said
LSA senior Scott Berman.
Just Vote w 31 ue "a non-parti-
san campaign to register, educate,
and encourage students to vote,"
The organization will begin its
efforts at Festifall on Friday.
Students can also expect to see
Just Vote volunteers next week at
the Union and North Campus
Commons, at residence halls and
Greek houses, in the fishbowl, on
the Diag, and on the corners of
To highlight the registration
drive, workers will also be recruit-
ing voters at the weekend football
See VOTE, Page 2
. Non-traditional students
face challenges at U-M
by Marc Olender
Daily Staff Reporter
Jo Ann Murphy, a senior majoring in his-
tory, was out of school for more than 20 years
before coming to the U-M.
Murphy said returning to a college envi-
ronment after so many years was daunting.
"First, I lacked any kind of a support sys-
tem. Second, I do not feel that most advisors
are geared toward non-traditional students.
"It's difficult, when you've been in control
of your life to return to school and find you
have to surrender some of that control."
At first the students seemed unfriendly,
"I had put the barriers up," she said. "Not
Murphy attends meetings at the Center for
the Education of Women which she said have
given her a connection with other non-tradi-
tional women students.
"They tell me it's possible and achievable,"
Non-traditional undergraduates - people at
least three years older than the typical age for
their year in school - are a growing minority
at the U-M and at colleges nationwide.
But while 633 non-traditional students ap-
plied for admission to the U-M this fall, they
have not been a focal point for recruitment.
The number of non-traditional students actu-
ally admitted to the U-M was not available.
"They're not a target population for us,"
said Krysten Hasley, senior admissions coun-
selor. "The University is mostly made up of
"Once (non-traditional students) are here,
there are no unique programs available to
them," she said. "However, they tend to make
better use of the services available for tradi-
Hasley said that some schools focus on
adult education and offer night classes for
older students with other obligations while the
U-M operates on a day-time schedule.
"It's not possible to get a degree only from
evening classes," Hasley said.
Hasley returned to the U-M as a student
when she was 38 years old. She has put her
See CHALLENGES, Page 2
by Michelle VanOoteghem
Two more women's clinics were
vandalized Monday, bringing to 10
the number of southeastern
Michigan clinics hit by a chemical
that smells like vomit.
Robin Menin, executive director
of the Planned Parenthood affiliate
in Ann Arbor, said employees no-
ticed the stench when they arrived
for work. Also hit was the nearby
Health Care Clinic.
"You can't stand being near it. It
makes you nauseous. We had staff
people complain of burning throats
and headaches," Menin said. The
clinic closed early so cleaning crews
could get rid of the smell, she said.
"It's only happened to abortion
providers. Today, we're only seeing
birth control patients," she said.
Carol King, a spokesperson for
the Michigan Abortion Rights
Action League, said 10 clinics have
been vandalized with the smelly
chemical since Sept. 14. The sub-
stance has been injected into build-
ings either by being pumped in
through holes drilled into walls or
In Ann Arbor, it appeared the
culprits "put a syringe or a hose un-
Jo Ann Murphy, a second-semester senior majoring in history, is a non-traditional
undergraduate attending U-M.
Local candidates motivate College Republicans
by Hope Calati
Daily Government Reporter
College Republicans kicked off
the fall campus campaign with the
help of local Republican candidates
at the Michigan League last night.
The speakers encouraged the
crowd of about 60 students to get in-
volved in the election of Republican
After the screening of a motiva-
tional video produced by the
National College Republican
Committee, the candidates spoke to
Mark Ouimet, candidate for the
52nd district seat in the Michigan
House, set the tone of the event.
He said redistricting gives both
the Democratic and Republican
candidates in his district an even
chance and improves the odds for
the other Republican candidates.
Fifty-third district candidate
Terrence Bertram told the students
he became interested in state politics-
made a brief appearance to raise
support in his nonpartisan race.
Featured speaker State Sen.
Robert Geake complimented the stu-
dents on their involvement in poli-
tics, saying that he was not politi-
cally involved while he was a U-M
He also stressed the need to elect
He added that he wishes voters
would elect current state legislators
with experience writing balanced
budgets to Congress.
Geake encouraged students to get
involved in the excitement of politi-
"The electinn willbe clnse