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The Michigan Daily- Friday, October 16, 1992 - Page 3

Ed Becker and a
wild Canadian
goose named
"Goosey" take a
jaunt Tuesday
morning on
Highway 382 near
Perma. The goose
has apparently
imprinted to the
Beckers and
follows family
members around
the family farm,
as well as when
they travel by
truck or on the

Protests s
to build Bi
by Tim Greimel
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
chancellor Paul Hardin announced yesterday
that he favors building a free-standing Black
Cultural Center (BCC), an issue which has
spurred protests that rocked UNC for more
than a month.
Hardin originally opposed the building of
a free-standing center on the basis that it was
racially separatist. He made yesterday's rec-
ommendation one week after a faculty-stu-
dent working group chaired by Provost
Richard McCormick advised going ahead
with a new BCC.
UNC's Black Awareness Council (BAC)
had originally given Hardin until Nov. 13 to
approve the center.
Many people - includ-
ing supporters of the pre-
gdesent BCC - expressed
concern over the chancel-
-" * lor's perceived contradic-
tory statements.
Yesterday's press release issued by Hardin
states, "I endorse a free-standing facility to
house the center..."
Chuckie Burnette of the BAC disputed the
press release saying that it was not specific
enough in stating that BCC would have its
own free-standing building and that it
avoided using the word "Black" in reference
to the center.
BCC Director Margo Crawford said, "The
chancellor's statement is quite inadequate.
We've been through 14 years ... of continued
broken promises."
She added, "If the university is going to
shy away from the term of 'Black', they
shouldn't allow Blacks into the university."
In response to fears of separatism, BAC
Co-founder Tim Smith said, "Many universi-
ties have free-standing African American
centers. Are they all separatist campuses? If
(Hardin) is so big on anti-separatism, why
does the administration fund white fraternities
who have no Black members."

ur UNC I
ack center
He also said, "The students are tired of
broken promises and of being lied to. Thb s
students are now taking the matter into their
own hands.'
According to the Daily Tar HeeL
- UNC's student newspaper - an esti-
mated 300 students first protested Chancellor
Paul Hardin's home Sept. 3, chanting "No
justice, no peace." Smith said then, "It's rain-
ing revolution, and I'm soaking wet."
'Many universities have free-
standing African American
centers. Are they all
separatist campuses?'
- Tim Smith
BA CCo-founder
The largest demonstration to protest
Hardin's inaction took place on Friday, Sept.
18 when approximately 6,000 people rallied
to speeches made by several figures, includ-
ing Spike Lee and Khalid Muhammad (from
the Nation of Islam).
The Daily Tar Heel also reported that ap-
proximately 125 students gathered Monday in
a packed auditorium where UNC's annual
"University Day" was being celebrated, car-
rying signs that read "BCC Now" and "Time
Is Running Out, Hardin". They left singing
"If you won't build our building, put on your
hood and robe."
Adrian Patillo, member of the provost's
working group said, "It's time for us all to re-
spect the struggle of African Americans at
home and abroad."
He also said that he chose to work within
the system because he attended the Sept. 3
march and "looked around and asked 'What
are we accomplishing?"'
Many are critical of the working group's
role in the decision-making process because
the Black Cultural Center Advisory Board
was originally assigned the role of planning
the growth of the center.

U-M works to comply with ADA

by Saloni Janveja
U-M's "Investing in Abilities Week"
highlighted the concerns and potentials of
disabled students. Events such as this have
increased public awareness of handicapped
issues, but compliance with handicap codes
are still under scrutiny.
The Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) went into effect in January of this
year. The law requires institutions such as
the U-M to make all programs and services
accessible to everyone, including students
with disabilities.
Marsha Hanna, Architect with Facilities
Planning and Design and Project Manager
for the Survey Portion of the ADA, said
there is a four-step process to comply with
the law:
identification of the physical barriers;
identification of the responsible per-
son at U-M;
a plan to achieve compliance; and

if the plan will take more than a year
to complete, a schedule and transition plan.
"The law does not require us to change
everything and make it all accessible. We
need to make all programs accessible,
which may mean moving the programs to
an accessible building," Hanna said.
As a part of "Investing in Abilities
Week," the James Neubacher award - pre-
sented to a person advancing the causes of
the disabled - was awarded Wednesday to
Eric Silberberg, a recent LSA graduate, for
the presentations he gave to heighten the
university community's handicap aware-
Silberberg said public awareness is one
area ADA cannot address. "Many times,
students don't realize what a disability
means until they have a temporary one of
their own, like a broken leg. Those are the
kinds of things I deal with - public
awareness and sensitivity."

Brian Clapham, ADA coordinator for
the U-M, said the university has until Jan.
26, 1995 to remove all the physical barriers
to accessibility. "The results of the surveys
are coming in, and right now we're priori-
tizing to see which facilities need the
quickest attention."
Emily Singer, learning disabilities co-
ordinator for Services for Students with
Disabilities (SSD), says her organization is
currently trying to improve its services
even more.
Singer said that although the newer uni-
versity buildings are a lot better than they
used to be, there are still a lot of changes
that need to be made.
"We definitely have the resources," she
said, "but we should have started a long
time ago. This university is a leader, and
could do a little more."

Call-in to seek abortion opinions

by David M. Powers

a "Capturing the Spirit: Por-
traits of Contemporary Mexi-
can Artists," Smithsonian
exhibit, Ann Arbor Public Li-
brary, 343 S. Fifth Ave., lower
level Multi-Purpose Room, 9
a.m. -9 p.m.
U Chamber Choir concert, Hill
Auditorium, 8 p.m.
0 "Children in Poverty and The
Welfare Crises: What Can Be
Done?" Rackham Building, Au-
ditorium, 2-4:30 p.m.
Q "Columbus: Was Heor Wasn't
He?" sponsored by Hillel Foun-
dation, Law Quad, Lawyers'
Club, 7:30 p.m.
U Diwali Show, Indian American
Student Association, tickets on
sale for October 24 show and
dinner, PowerCenter, tickets $7
and $13.50, contact Malini Patel,
668-0686, or Ami Patel, 764-
U DrumCircle,Guild House Cam-
pus Ministry, 802 Monroe St.,
8-14 p.m.
U "Focus on Michigan," photog-
raphy contest, City of Ann Ar-
bor Parks and Recreation
Department, accepting entries
until December 1, 1992, contact
Irene Bushaw 994-2780
U "Incident at Oglala - Political
Prisoners as Resistors," Ella
Baker-Nelson Mandela Center
for Anti-Racist Education,
Angell Hall, Auditorium B, 7
p.m.; repeat of panel discussion
at 10 p.m.
U "International Internships,"
panel discussion, U-M Interna-
tional Center, room 9, 3:30-5
U "Introduction to Microsoft
Word, Section 2," Washtenaw
Community College Seminars,
4800 East Huron River Dr., 1-5
p.m.;Saturday,8a.m. -12p.m.;
contact Marty Heator 973-3704
U Joseph Brodsky, reading his
works,Rackham Building, Lec-
ture Hall, 8 p.m.
Q Korean Campus Crusade for
Christ, Christian Fellowship,
Campus Chapel, 8 p.m.
Learning Disabilities Forum,
LSA T.A: Training Office, West
Engineering Building, room
218,4 p.m.
Q Newman Catholic Student As-
sociation, Rosary, Saint Mary
Student Chapel, 331 Thompson
U St.,7:30 p.m.
U Northwalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, Bursley Hall,

l Gji T iTjl I± I
the Common Good,"
Morikawa Lecture, Chemistry
Building, room 1400,4:15 p.m.
Q Psychology Undergraduate
Peer Advising, Department of
Psychology, West Quad, room
K210, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. .
Q "Rambling Rose,". U-M Pro
Choice Action, Angell Hall, Au-
ditorium B,tickets$2,7:30 p.m.
Q Safewalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, UGLi, lobby,
8-11:30 p.m.
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
CCRB, Martial Arts Room, 6-7
Q Shulchan Ivrit, sponsoredby the
Hillel Foundation, Dominick's,
4 p.m.
Q TaeKwonDo Club, regular
workout, CCRB, room 1200,7-
8:30 p.m.
Q "The Birthday Party," per-
formed through October 25,
Trueblood Theater, tickets $10
at League Ticket Office, 764-
Q "The Special Consensus," per-
forming at The Ark, 637 1/2 S.
Main St;, tickets $7.75, 8 p.m.
Q U-M Ninjitsu Club, practice,
I.M. Building, Wrestling Room
G21, 6:30-8 p.m.
Q U-M Pro Choice Action, rally,
diag, 12 p.m.
U "Update of Haiti," noon forum,
Guild House Campus Ministry,
802 Monroe St., 12 p.m.
Q "What Neuropsychology Can
Tell Us About the Function of
Consciousness," Department of
Philosophy, Mason Hall, room
2440,4 p.m.
Q "X-Ray Photon Correlation
Spectroscopy," Dow Connec-
tor Building, Lee Iacocca Room,
3:30 p.m.
Q AIDS Awareness Symposium,
MLB, Auditorium 4,9 a.m. - 12
p.m.; rooms 134, 135, 137, 12-
5:30 p.m.
Q "A Retreat for Body, Mind, and
Spirit,' for women only, The
Fitness Partnership, Livonia
Marriott, 17100 Laurel Park
Drive North, Livonia, 8 a.m. - 3
p.m.; contact Pamela Burt 363-
Q Aztlan's Comedy Troop -
Chicano Secret Service, East
Quad, Auditorium, 7-9 p.m.
Q Career Planning and Place-
ment, Kick-off Saturday,
CP&P, see Tom, 9:10a.m. - 12

Jennifer Clough, Jack Meiland,
and Philip Power, Chemistry
Building, room 1400, 9 a.m. -
Q Northwalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, Bursley Hall,
lobby, 8-11:30 p.m.
Q "Patterns in Nature,' science
workshop for 2 1/2 and 3 year
olds, Leslie Science Center,
1831 Traver Rd., 10:30-11:45
a.m.; contact Nancy Burghardt
Q Safewalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, UGLi, lobby,
8-11:30 p.m.
Q "The Rise and Fall of the
Borscht Belt," documentary,
Hillel Foundation, 1429 Hill St.,
tickets $3, 7:30 & 9 p.m.
Q "Time to Live, Time to Die,"
Lorch Hall, Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Q U-M Shotokan Karate, practice,
CCRB, small gym, 11 a.m. - 1
Q APO Service Fraternity, initia-
tion and chapter meeting, Michi-
gan Union, Kuenzel Room, 5:45
Q "Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin,"
performing at The Ark, 637 1/2
S. Main St., tickets $8.75,8 p.m.
Q Newman Catholic Student As-
sociation, Infant Baptism, 12
p.m.; Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.;
Saint Mary StudentChapel, 331
Thompson St.
Q Northwalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, Bursley Hall,
lobby, 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Q Phi Sigma Pi National Honor
Fraternity, mandatory meeting,
East Quad, room 124, 6 p.m.
Q Safewalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service,UGLi,lobby,
8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Q Safewalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service - Angell Hall,
Angell Hall, Computing Cen-
ter, 1-2:30 a.m.
Q Shmini Atzeret Services, Hillel
Foundation, 1429 Hill St., 6:30
Q Sierra Club, meeting, U-M
Matthaei Botanical Gardens,
1800 N. Dixboro Rd., 7:30 p.m.
Q Student/Professional Support
Group, for young adults who
have experienced the death of a
parent, Arbor Hospice'Office,
3810 Packard Rd., Suite 200,6-
7:30 p.m.
Q U-M Ballroom Dance Club,
CCRB, main dance room, 7-9

.The United States has never had a
national referendum on abortion, but
this weekend, a private organization
will offer an experimental alternative.
The "First National Referendum
on Abortion" - a privately-funded
nationwide telephone call-in - will
take place from Saturday through
People in all 50 states will be able
to call one of two 1-900 numbers to
cast a vote for either the abortion
rights or anti-abortion position. Each
call costs $1, and each caller's tele-
phone number will only be tallied as
one vote, regardless of how many
times they call.
"This is the first issue we've ad-
dressed because both sides of this
issue have claimed the moral high-
ground," said Mary Galvin, who
founded the National Referendum
organization with her husband,
Alexander. There are too many people
left in the middle, she added.
Alexander Galvin said the intent is
not to scientifically gauge public opin-
ion, but to offer the telephone as an
alternative to the voting booth.
In its ideal form, he said, people
can actually use the telephone to help
run the government.
"With a big enough number (of
people), you might be able to force
something like this, or at least make it
more prevalent," Mary Galvin said.
The Galvins said they are encour-
aging students to vote on this issue
because students are a very large, opin-
ionated, yet under-represented group
of people.

"I believe that college students
today will make the decision on this
issue. They are a voting block of 12
million people, and outside of MTV,
they have been ignored," Mary Galvin
However, the reactions of students
and members of abortion-related is-
sues organizations are mixed.
"If enough people knew about it, I
think that it could be a really good
way to measure people's opinions,"
saidLSAjuniorEricaHarrison. How-
ever, she added, people in this area
don't seem to know about the event.
First-year law student James
Humphrey said he does not think the
telephone referendum is important.
"As an indicator of public opinion I
think it's useful, although I doubt it's
any more useful than well-controlled
professional opinion studies."
Eileen Spring, public affairs coor-

To voice your opinion on the
abortion issue, call the
appropriate number below
from Saturday through
Abortion rights
1-900-400-7762 (PROC)
1-900-400-7765 (PROL)
The cost of a call is $1.
1-900 numbers cannot be
called from U-M phones.
dinator at Planned Parenthood ofMid
Michigan, said the issue has been over'
simplified by making the two sides s
"I think it's a very complex issu
that has been reduced to a phon
call. ... I'm not sure how clear yoN
would read the results based on that,
she said.

The Central Student Judiciary
The Court of Common Pleas
of the
Michigan Student Assembly
Are looking for Court Justices.
Any hardworking, enthusiastic
students may apply.
Call Scott Chupack at 764-7847 for more information
Interviews will be 10/19/92.


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