. he University has always
had a reputation for great
academics, great football,
. and great activism.
Thousands of students with
diverse backgrounds are
concentrated here, and it is a rare
occasion when people see eye to ey
on important issues.
Some student group is always. .. . *
protesting something on the Diag.
Residence Hall cafeterias are aiway
abuzz with heated debates.
Everything becomes a political
statement - what classes you take
and what you learn in them, what
you wear, even what you eat.
It would be impossible to
represent every viewpoint on
campus in this issue. This is merely
a sampling of some of the opinions a n
circulating in the University ..
Read what these students have to : i' 3 wE
say. Give their view a chance, but
formulate your own opinions as
The late 1980s saw an
uncomfortable campus climate for
minority students and a decline in
minority enrollment in the
University. Students formed the
United Coalition Against Racism
(UCAR) to help deal with these
issues. UCAR no longer exists, but
two organizations which stem from
UCAR - the Baker-Mandela
Center and Progressive People of
Color - are still going strong.
The University has a plethora of
women's organizations to fit every
interest and political philosophy.
Some of them are even open to men,
too. Discover what these groups
have to offer.
The AIDS Coalition to Unleash
Power (ACT-UP) blames
government apathy for the AIDS
0 crisis in America. The group calls
America' s leaders racist and
homophobic in their actions. Learn
20 reasons to fight AIDS on campus
AMter students move out of the
residencevhalls, they havetofinda
capu ito live. Many join a Greek
organization and live the fraternity
or sorority house. The Interfraternity
Council and the Panhellenic
Association tell students about the
merits of Greek life. But some
people cannot afford homes. The
Homeless Action Committee works
to gain rights for Ann Arbor's-
Students crossing through the Diag '/''
to go to class often have to dodge
preachers and protesters. The Diag-
isthenter ofcpus, and *
something is always going on. But a
picture is worth 1,000 words. See r
some of the most memorable Diag
A University community of more
than 40,000 people seems a lot
smaller when you find some good
friends to share your ups and downs.
Several student groups explain
themselves and their roles on
campus - and tell you how to get