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. Through a deluge of unethical propaganda, the
University administration is desperately trying to
convince students that they really do want the
code.

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The earthy themes in Janet Kaufman's poetry
traces back to her roots on a tobacco plantation
in Pennsylvania. Hear this talented author read
from her work today at Rackham.

Yeah, the Rose Bowl is already clinched. And no,
there is no real chance at the national title. But
this is Michigan-Ohio State. Don't even think that
this game is meaningless.

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Today
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High 42, Low 30
Tomorrow
Variable clouds; High 40, Low 28

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Hillel, local
synagogue
vandalized
by Erin Einhorn
Daily Crime Reporter
Pieces of thin cardboard cover two windows on the
western side of the Hillel Foundation building after an
attack - possibly with anti-Semitic motivation - by
vandals Sunday nighL.
* The attack marks the fifth time rocks have been hurled
through the first-floor windows of the building at 1429 Hill
St. since the first incident Oct. 25, Hillel Director Michael
Brooks said.
The Beth Israel Synagogue at 2000 Washtenaw Ave.
has also been vandalized, he said. Rocks have damaged the
windows of the synagogue on three occasions in the past
two weeks.
'There really isn't much we can do," said Brooks, who
added that he notified police after the first incident.
Many Jewish students learned about the vandalism
*Friday night when they arrived at Hillel for Sabbath ser-
vices. A notice describing the incidents and requesting
information had been posted near the main entrance.
"Everybody was kind of disappointed and concerned,"
said LSA senior Michael Weiss, who attended services
Friday.
But Ken Goldstein, chair of the Hillel Governing Board,
advised students to continue using the Hillel building
despite fears.
"It's really good to be concerned about this," he said.
"It's understandable to be scared, but whoever is doing this
wins if you stop going to Hillel."
Women living in the sorority house next to Hillel are
also concerned about the incident, said LSA junior Keryn
Leskowitz.
"It's scary that there's vandalism at Hillel seeing as it's
right next door," Leskowitz said.
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Students voice
concerns about
I proposed code

by Adam Anger
Daily Staff Reporter
The U-M held five informational.
meetings about the proposed Statement
of Student Rights and Responsibilities
yesterday to solicit student views on its
latest draft.
Maureen Hartford, vice president
for student affairs, askedthe U-M Board
of Regents last month to allow her of-
fice to spenda year solidifying the policy,
which allows the university to disci-
pline students for non-academic behav-
ior.
Instead, the regents could make a
decision as early as Thursday. The code
is on the agenda for the regents' No-
vember meeting, which will be held in
the Fleming Administration Building.
Yesterday's meetings served to seek
additional student input before the re-
gents' meeting.
At East Quad, five students from the
East Quad Representative Assembly
(EQRA) said they were concerned the
regents may be reviewing the code too
soon.
They said they don't want regents to
vote on it until all specifics are finalized.
Other students complained that the
Office of Student Affairs did not show
enough willingness to listen to students.
EQRArepresentativeDevon Bodoh
said the assembly originally planned to

hold a forum about the code with view-
points from lawyers, students, faculty,
staff and administrators.
However, he said the EQRA ditched
these plans after the Office of Student
Affairs show no interest.
"We need to establish interaction
between students and the administra-
tion if we are going to keep the high
standards at the University of Michi-
gan," Bodoh said.
EQRA representatives also sug-
gested that the U-M increase the Michi-
gan Student Assembly's involvement
in the policy's decision process.
Students also said they are concerned
that the newly-elected regents will not
receive balanced opinions on the code.
They added that Hartford's duty is
to ensure the regents receive diversified
opinions about the policy.
"I feel the meeting was very posi-
tive, and I heard from the students that
we need more time to get things final-
ized," said Associate Dean Delories
Sloan, who facilitated the discussion.
"It was a good time for me to relate to
the students and put myself in the posi-
tion of being 19-20 years old at the
university."
Facilitator David Watters, manager
of campus information centers, said, "I
think the frustration of the students is
very valid."

Going down the tubes... ^" HEAT"'' "A''
Mark Brezzell, a genetic toxicology research assistant, injects a solution into an apparatus that
neasures the toxicology of carcinogens in a C.C. Little pharmacy lab yesterday.

Referenda on code, MCC

'W by Christine Young
Daily Staff Reporter
When students cast their ballots in
today's Michigan Student Assembly
elections, they can vote on referenda
designed to gauge their support for the
U-M's proposed non-academic behav-
ior policy and for a 35-cent fee to fund
an educational lobbying coalition.
The first two questions ask students
if the U-M should implement the State-
ment of Student Rights and Responsi-
bilities and whetherastudentvote should
be necessary for approval.
Brian Kight, an Engineering repre-
sentative to the assembly, said students
should be entitled to vote on any non-
academic policy before it is imple-
Faculty
may review
executive
offiers
by Karen Sabgir
Daily Administration Reporter
Faculty members who feel'alienated
from university decision-making may
soon be able to evaluate U-M adminis-
trators.
- A task force presented areport to the
faculty's Senate Assembly yesterday
which said faculty evaluations could
strengthen internal relationships at the
U-M.
"We hope to set up a system for the
faculty to review those offices," said
Jayne Thorson, executive assistant to
the Senate Advisory Committee onUni-
versity Affairs. "Hopefully, that will be
a very constructive thing -a goad way
to provide a clear understanding of what
the roles of the executive offices are.
The report said itperceiveda widen-
ing gap between the U-M's central ad-
ministration and the faculty, leaving
some faculty members feeling alien-
ated and indifferent.
It added, however, that this charac-
teristic is representative of research
universities in general, not specifically

mented.
"The code has obvious problems,
but the main concern is that the (U-M
Board of Regents) has no right to enact
policies without students' approval,"
he added.
Robert VanHouweling, chair of
MSA's Student Rights Commission,
said, "If there is going to be a code, it
should not violate students' rights. It
should alsobeapproved through a demo-
cratic process.
"If we are going to be regulated than
we should at least be able to vote on it.
If we do not have this opportunity than
our fundamental democratic rights will
be violated."
The other two ballot questions ask

students whether the MSA fee should
be raised 35 cents per studentand if this
money should fund the Michigan Col-
legiate Coalition (MCC), a Lansing-
based education lobbying group.
Last June, the regents sparked con-
troversy within the student body by
eliminating student funding for MCC.
Regents argued that the idea of a man-
datory student fee was not fair, and
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor)
said the MCC had taken legal action
against the U-M.
Today's referenda ask students if
the U-M should reinstate the group's
funding.
"The MCC is crucial to the student
body. We need every avenue to voice

o appeal
student concerns especially since the
state Legislature has a big effect on
what happens on campus," said
Rackham Rep. Roger De Roo.
The MCC helped draft and lobby for
the Campus Sexual Assault Bill of
Rights, which would protect the rights
of sexual assault survivors. The bill
would make it mandatory for state uni-
versities to provide more public safety
services to students and keep crime
statistics at a low level, De Roo said.
He added that the MCC has also
been a big factor in eliminating Gov.
John Engler's proposal for a 2 percent
decrease in state appropriations to the
U-M.
"If it wasn't for the MCC, then the

appropriations to the U-M would of
been reduced, causing an increase of
$150 to $200 in student tuition," De
Roo said.
Zimmerman said that although the
MCC may not seem to be important to
students, it directly affects them.
"Students have an important role in
our decisions but they are not the only
role," U-M Regent Philip Power ~D-
Ann Arbor) said.
"The regents are interested in what
the students say about issues and like
any other decision we make, the stu-
dents views will be taken into consider-
ation," Power added.
"All Iknowis thatit is important that
See BALLOT, Page 2

on MSA ballot

These are the questions on
tomorrow's ballot regarding
the proposed code:
Shall the current draft of the
Statement of Student Rights
and Responsibilities be
implemented as a code of
non-academic conduct?
Should a code or set of
hearing procedures be imple-
mented by the administration
or MSA without submitting
the decision to the student
body for a vote?

Uncertainty in state House

leaves higher ed.

by Lauren Dermer
Daily Government Reporter
As officials recount a handful of
razor-thin Republican victories in the
state House election, the structure of
committees thataffecthighereducation
remains up in the air.
"Higher education has taken a hit,"
said Mary Dettloff, a spokesperson for
outgoing House Speaker Lewis Dodak
(D-Birch Run). "At this point, we don't
even know who willbe appointing mem-
bers tothe Appropriations Committee."
Rep.James Kosteva (D-Canton)said
nobody is certain about the structure of
the House if the breakdown ends up to
be a 55-55 split.
Kosteva, who chaired the Colleges
and Universities Committee until re-
cently, said an even split in the 110-

member House would probably mean
the same people continuing on commit-
tees related to higher education.
"There will be some type of sharing
of power, and there is agood likelihood
that the same people who were on the
Appropriations and Colleges and Uni-
versities committees will stay there," he
said.
But Kosteva speculated that Repub-
lican control could alter the makeup of
committees that affect higher education
funding.
"If the Republicans take control,
chances exist that you may have all new
faces on the Appropriations Committee
and new people evaluating higher edu-
cation requests."
He said Gov. Engler's past actions
indicate thathighereducation willmain-

r the air
tain "flat funding."
"The governor has been relatively
quiet about higher education policy,"
he said. "It's hard to speculate on the
kinds of policy change he has in mind
with a so-called 'conservative major-
ity,' but I would expect no new initia-
tives or incentives."
But Rep. Donald Gilmer (R-Au-
gusta), who will likely chair the Appro-
priationsCommitteeif Republicans hold
the majority, said he has specific plans
for higher education.
He said one of his main goals is to
establish a "rational process" for fund-
ing public colleges and universities in
order to depoliticize the process.
"We need to allocate resources on a
formulabasis thatrecognizes the unique-
See RECOUNT, Page 2

City Council finalizes parking

provisions for Borders takeover
by Jonathan Berndt "We would be creating some Councilmember Kirk Dodge (R-
Daily City Reporter problems if we don't act on this 2nd Ward) also saw the chance to

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The Ann Arbor City Council last
night removed one of the largest re-

tonight," she said. "We have an op-
portunity to fill a major hole that has
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help the downtown area.
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