The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 11, 1992 - Page 3
by Karen Sabgir
Daily Administration Reporter
Robben Fleming, U-M president
during the Vietnam War, remi-
nisced yesterday about his image on
campus during those turbulent
"I already knew I had a defec-
tive character, but I didn't know I
was a fascist pig or a male chauvin-
ist," Fleming said of protests
against the administration during
The last five U-M presidents -
representing 41 years of leading the
university's students, finances, and
governance - shared personal ex-
periences in a panel discussion at
Rackham Auditorium yesterday, as
part of the U-M's 175th anniversary
Robert Warren, U-M Historian
;and chair of the U-M history and
traditions committee, facilitated
discussion among former presidents
Harlan Hatcher (1951-1967);
;obben Fleming (1968-1979);
Allan Smith, who served as an in-
terim president in 1979; Harold
:Shapiro (1980-1987); and James
Shapiro said, "I taught here dur-
ing the '60s, '70s and '80s (and
;there was) very little difference in
new bus routes
Former U-M presidents meet yesterday for a panel discussion at Rackham Auditorium. From the left are: Harlan
Hatcher, Robben Fleming, and Allan Smith.
However, while learning materi-
als remained similar during the
three decades, Shapiro said student
lives outside the classroom evolved
in response to changes in society at
"The biggest errors I made ...
were cultural parochialities - in-
terpreting their experiences as I had
gone through my experience," he
Hatcher said he thought the
biggest change in U-M history was
the proposed admission of women
in 1867. "It was a very seriously
debated thing in the '60s," he said.
Two of the U-M presidents
noted the fluency with which stu-
dents move from one cause to an-
other. Smith told an anecdote from
a rally he had once seen on the
"I went over to the Diagonal
and saw a young woman drop out
of the line, hand her sign to some-
one else, and say, 'Here you go. I
gotta go to class,'" Smith said.
While Warren said the caliber of
the student body is one of the most
consistent characteristics of the
university, Duderstadt said each
generation of students has its own
"The diversity brings extraordi-
nary vitality to the campus that, 30
years ago, when I was in school, I
did not see," Duderstadt said.
All of the presidents expressed
concern over the sagging economy
and the inability of students to earn
enough money to pay for their own
"In the 1930s, you could make
enough during the summer to pay
room and tuition," Fleming said,
adding that one of his proudest ac-
complishments was graduating with
by Marc Olender
Daily Staff Reporter,
Students say changes in the North
Campus Nite Owl (NCNO) are a
breakthrough in student-administra-
tion communication, but the rerout-
ing of other North Campus services
is seen as an annoyance.
The September closing of Fuller
Bridge forced Northwood and North
Campus busses to reroute, often
creating longer waits and rides.
NCNO, which transports stu-
dents late at night, operates from 7
p.m. to 2 a.m. during the academic
year. The new route passes through
the Family Housing Community
Center and several apartment
Partick Cunningham, manager of
Transportation Services, wants to
draw new students to the service.
"It now covers the entire North
Campus area. I want publicity to get
new riders. If we can't build up the
ridership, we won't be able to keep it
going," Cunningham said.
Before the change, the service
carried 10 riders a night, compared
to the 20 it now carries. Cunningham
said the service is losing money
because of the low turnout.
"It's costing an enormous amount
- $31.50 an hour - to operate,"
Cunningham said. "It's not
reasonable to continue it at these
The decision emerged amidst a
storm of student complaints, culmi-
nating in a meeting between the U-
M Engineering council and
"Engineers rely on the bus ser-
vice so much. There was a question
of why it went where it did," said
Engineering junior Dean Degazio,
transportation chair for the U-M
Degazio said the push to change
the NCNO route was hastened by the
banning of busses from Fuller
Bridge, adding that Cunningham's
"I frequently walk home. I find it
equally fast as waiting for the bus,"
decision was a step forward for
"We got him to get a feel that we"
were disappointed and he showed uS'
he knew more about what he's doing
than we thought he did," Degazio
said. "We were students affecting
him. He was typical administration." e
The Family Housing Residence'.
Council also met with Cuningham to'
discuss its concerns about the busy
"He fielded some angry re-
sponses," said Robin Boucher, resi>'
dence council president. "There was
a woman whose husband goes to the'
School of Music. He had to walk up'
late at night to the North Campus
Recreation Building because the bus
did not stop by where he was
Route changes affected by the
bridge closing were made after shorts,
notice by the city of Ann Arbor. «..
"The thing from Fuller Road:
came down on Thursday at 4:30, and"
he had to change the routes by the
end of the day," Boucher saida,
Cunningham told the residence;
The quick rerouting of the buses
eliminated old stops, including "the"
loop," which runs past the Famil y
Housing Community Center. -
"He was really surprised that:
parts of the loop were eliminated. Hi"
supposed that the bus drivers did that'
to save time. Maybe (Cunningham)t
wasn't aware of where more people
get on," Boucher suggested. K.
Leszek Roskowski, a physics re-.
searcher at the U-M, wasn't ar'
understanding about the delays. 3
"The bus system really stinks,"
Roskowski said. "The existing.
system doesn't work."
'Assemb gives A. a funds
by Melissa Peerless
Daily News Editor
After extensive discussion at its
meeting last night, the Michigan
Student Assembly voted to allocate
additional funding to the Ann Arbor
Tenants' Union (AATU), allowing
the organization to remain
The assembly passed the resolu-
tion - sponsored by School of So-
cial Work Rep. Jennifer Collins -
15-9 with two abstentions. The pro-
posal states that the assembly will
match funds that the AATU raises
dollar-per-dollar with a cap of
MSA voted down an amendment
stipulating that the assembly pay the
AATU $1 per $5 raised by the
Collins said the AATU is in dire
financial straits and needs additional
"The Tenants' Union is in a
rather severe budget crunch basi-
cally because of MSA," she said.
Engineering Rep. Brian Kight
spoke against the proposal.
"I don't think we should be re-
opening the budget process. If we
wanted to give the AATU more
money, we should have done it
when we were drafting the budget."
Kight added that the additional
money - which will be drawn fron
the Budget Priorities Committee
(BPC) budget -- could be better
used to fund student groups on
But Collins disagreed.
"The Tenants' Union helps peo-
ple. These are not hypothetical situa-
tions. Real students are being af-
fected by this," she said.
Chair Stephen Stark added that he
thinks the money would better serve
students if it remained with the BPC.
rerouting of the bus system1
time between transfers.
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Speakers outline steps
i AIESEC, LCP elections, School
of Business Administration,
room 1276, 6 p.m.
l City of Hope, organizational
meeting, Michigan Union,
Anderson D, 7 p.m.
I Japan Student Association,
meeting, Michigan Union,
Pendleton Room, 8 p.m.
0 Newman Catholic Student As-
sociation, Centering Prayer, 7
lowship, 7p.m.; Saint Mary Stu-
dent Chapel, 331 Thompson St.
SocialGroup for Lesbians, Gay
' Men, and Bisexuals, meeting,
East Quad, check room at front
desk, 9 p.m.
Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice, CCRB, Martial Arts
Room, 9:15-10:15 p.m.
a Students Concerned About
Animal Rights, meeting,
Dominick's, 7:30 p.m.
;a TaeKwonDo Club, regular
workout, CCRB, room 2275,
; Time and Relative Dimensions
in Ann Arbor, meeting, Mason
Hall, room 2439, 8 p.m.
" U-M Amnesty International,
meeting, East Quad, room 122,
d U-M Archery Club, practice,
Sports Coliseum, 8-10 p.m.
;a U-M Engineering Council,
meeting, Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science Build-
ing, room 1500, 7 p.m.
=0 U-M Ninjitsu Club, practice,
I.M. Building, Wrestling Room
G21, 7:30-9 p.m.
D U-M Snowboarding Club, vol-
leyball, CCRB, main gym, 7
World Vision 2000, informa-
tional meeting, MLB, room
B118, 8 p.m.
ervations call 482-1200.
Q Annual Food Drive, Bryant
Community Centerseeking food
donations until November 20,
drop off donations at Bryant
Community Center, 3 West
Eden Ct., for more information
Q "Applying to Graduate School
in Psychology," information
session, West Quad, Wedge
Room, 4:30-6 p.m.
Q "Articulating the Faith in an
Age of Technology," lecture
series, sponsored by Canterbury
House, WestEngineering Build-
ing, room 335, 7:30 p.m.
Q "A Vision of the 21st Century,"
B. Gentry Lee lecture, Town
Hall Celebrity Lecture Series,
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater,
Q Dialogue, confronting stereo-
types, culturalexchanges, build-
ing bridges, North Campus
Commons, check room at infor-
mation desk, 7-9 p.m.
Q "Environmental Racism and
the Struggle for Justice," lec-
ture, Michigan League,
Henderson Room, 7:30 p.m.
Q "Focus on Michigan," photog-
raphy contest, City of Ann Ar-
bor Parks and Recreation
Department, accepting entries
until December 1, contact Irene
Q "GeorgesSeurat: Point,Coun-
terpoint," Art Video, Museum
of Art, Audio Visual Room, 12
Q Handbell Ringers, needed for
performance, 900 Burton
Tower, 4 p.m.
Q Hillel Foundation, "Hebrew
University Informational Meet-
ing," Hillel,1429 Hill St.,6p.m.;
"Reform Havurah Study Break,"
EastQuad, Greene Lounge,9:30
Q International Coffee Hour and
African American Live Music
and Poetry, Trotter House,1443
Washtenaw Ave., 4-6 p.m.
Q "Lipoprotein Analysis for As-
sessing Risk of Some Cardio-
vascular Diseases," seminar,j
Department of Chemistry,
Chemistry Building, room 1300,
Q "Man's Right" & "The Nature
of Government," lecture, U-M
Students of Objectivism, MLB,
room B 120,8 p.m.
Q Open House, to present A.B.
Degree in General Physics, West
Engineering Building, room
337, 3:45-5 p.m.
Q "Orgnocopper Chemistry:
New Synthetic Methods and
Spectroscopic Insights," semi-
nar, Department of Chemistry,
Chemistry Building, room 1640,
Q Russian Song Fest/Sing Along,
Slavic Department, Frieze
Building, room 185, 7-9 p.m.
Q "Strange Relations," Millen-
nium Film Series, LSA, room
2033, 7 p.m.
Q "Thunderheart," film, Native
American Month, East Quad,
check room at front desk, 8 p.m.
Q U-M vs. OSU Blood Drive
Battle, School of Business,
Phelps Lounge, 3-8:30 p.m.
Q Northwalk, Bursley Hall, lobby,
763-WALK, 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Q "Organizational Goal Setting,"
Student Organization Develop-
ment Center, Michigan Union,
room 2202, 6-7 p.m.
Q Psychology Undergraduate
Peer Advising, Department of
Psychology, West Quad, room
K210,10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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by Chastity Wilson
Daily Minority Issues Reporter
As "politically correct" lingo
makes its way into university class-
rooms, issues of multiculturalism
and white privilege are continuing to
Frances Aparicio, associate pro-
fessor of Spanish and Latino studies,
and Peggy McIntosh, associate di-
rector of the Center for Research on
Women at Wellesley College, tack-
led topics related to multicultural-
ism, privilege, and power last night
at a teaching assistants' training
The addition of a f ew writers of
color to a syllabus is not a means of
achieving multiculturalism, Aparicio
She said that although there are
restaurants, stores, music and cul-
tures from all over the world in the
'Blacks and Latinos
and Anglos live in
anything but a
United States, "Blacks and Latinos
and Anglos live in anything but a
Some problems arise, she added,
when people working toward multi-
culturalism attack individuals rather
than the source of prejudice.
The road to multiculturalism
must include "new and creative
ways in which academic knowledge
can directly empower the
underprivileged, and to validate our
multiple voices and experiences for
who and what they are, and not for,
whom the dominant sector wants.
them to be," Aparicio said.
Citing a list of 26 ways in which
her daily life as a white differed"'
from those of her African American
and Native American colleagues,1
McIntosh unpacked her "invisible
knapsack of privilege." For example,
she said if she is pulled over by a
police officer, she can be fairly sure
it is not due to her race.
A member of the audience sug-
gested that whites know of their un-
earned social privileges and should
be held culpable for not opening
their eyes to the underprivileged. But
McIntosh contended that not all
whites know the advantages they
have received because of their skin
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