The Michigan Daily- Tuesday, November 17, 1992 -Page 3
by Will McCahill
Daily Staff Reporter
Promising increased recruitment
for the upcoming year's fraternity
rush, Polk Wagner of Pi Kappa Phi
fraternity was elected Interfraternity
(IFC) Council President by a large
Members of the Panhellenic
(Panhel) Council elected Joey Faust
of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority as the
organization's new president. Faust
ran on a platform of promoting posi-
tive aspects of sororities
including community awareness
of volunteer work.
Wagner, a Engineering junior
and current IFC treasurer, defeated
Bob Jacobsen, a member of Delta
Tau Delta fraternity. IFC members
elected seven other new officials -
most of whom ran unopposed.
0 Wagner said his experience as
IFC Treasurer made him the best
candidate for the job because the po-
sition put him in contact with many
U-M officials. He added that these
contacts will help form the base for
good relations between the IFC and
"I know how much of your
money we spend, and I know how
much of your money we waste,"
"Rush is the lifeblood of our sys-
tem ... I think it's time we ... fo-
fused on rush," Wagner said.
He said he sees ruslf as the
biggest problem facing the Greek
system, adding that he hopes to dou-
ble the number who rush during the
Wagner said he also hopes to
bridge gaps within the Greek system
- especially the divisions between
large and small houses.
Panhel members also elected
candidates to fill nine posts, includ-
ing Publicity Chair Val Wilde. -
Wilde said that although the elec-
tons were more political than in
previous years, "The candidates
chosen were well-qualified."
'The community does not often
see the philanthropic side of sorori-
ties, many of which have raised
thousands of dollars for local chari-
ties, Wilde added.
Panel hears Eastern students'
demands for library renovation
by Kerry Colligan
Daily Staff Reporter
YPSILANTI - Eastern Mich-
igan University students spoke out
against inadequate library facilities,
demanding more financial resources
at an open forum held in the EMU
McKinney Student Union last night.
Panel participants included Rep.
Kirk Profit (D-Ypsilanti), State Sen.
Lana Pollack (D-Ann Arbor), State
Sen. John Schwarz (R-Battle Creek),
and four EMU administrators, in-
cluding Dean of Learning Resources
and Technology Morell Boone.
The state legislators told students
that a $43 million funding request
for the University Library and
College of Education Building
- which EMU officials submitted
in 1990 - could reach the campus
as early as January.
"The university prepared a good
plan. The problem is that one player
has not performed, and that player is
the state of Michigan. All that has to
happen is the executive department
has to say let's go," Profit said.
Funding is available through the
Capital Outlay Process - $300 mil-
lion is presently authorized for build-
ing and maintenance at all state uni-
However, Schwarz dubbed this
process, "The most arcane process
you can imagine. It is set up abso-
lutely and positively to get around
the requirement (of the popular
If the students can focus their
protests on Lansing, some funding is
almost certainly to come, state legis-
"I want you to solicit your sup-
port to come to Lansing and urge the
government to become a player,"
However, many panel members,
said they thought it unlikely that
EMU would receive their entire re-
quest. Although, many of the panel
members said proposing both parts
of the bill (the College of Education
building and the University Library)
was the best course of action until
the governor ruled on the bill.
EMU Provost and Vice President
for Academic Affairs, Ron Collins
said, "Until we get to the point
where we know what the state is go-
ing to do, I see no reason why we
should uncouple the entire project."
Several students expressed con-
cern over the decision to build
Rynearson Stadium and the College
of Business, while neglecting the
University Library. University ad-
ministrators explained to the forum
that the football stadium was funded
from student fees and contributions.
Students feel the University
Library - built in 1966 and opened
in 1967 - is inadequate and have
organized a protest, held rallies,
petitioned the Board of Regents, and
scheduled meetings with
"We're a little tired .of being
called the recreation school instead
of a learning university," said Salima
Rahaman, a senior and the president
of the International Students
"We're protesting for improved
electronics capabilities," said Jerry
Gemignani, a senior in the College
of Arts and Science and president of
the EMU Student Government.
But the students feel
many more problems
750,000 volume library.
It's a bird, it's a plane
Ann Arbor resident Jody Durkals checks out a previous issue of Superman
yesterday, the day before the long awaited "Death of Superman" issue is
due to arrive in shops.
orgamzed to capture
"It's very unorganized.
Everything is sort of jumbled to-
gether...They don't have the books
you need," said Cindy Noble, a
sophomore in the Speech Language
program for the Impaired.
Graduate student health benefits could be
jeopardized with new GradCare proposal
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
United States is mounting an in-
ternational search, using "Wanted"
ads and $2 million rewards, for
Iranian-backed suspects secretly
indicted for kidnapping and
murdering Americans, officials said
The Justice Department has ob-
tained sealed indictments against at
least four alleged terrorists identified
by U.S. intelligence this year as re-
sponsible for killing American
hostages in Lebanon and blowing up
at least one airliner, said two U.S.
officials who spoke on the condition
The Justice Department declined
to comment on the indictments,
which was first reported yesterday
One of the sealed indictments is
against the suspected killer of either
the CIA's Beirut station chief,
William Buckley, or Marine Lt. Col.
William Higgins, said another
source familiar with the indictments,
who also requested anonymity.
In addition to Buckley, who died
in captivity in Lebanon in 1985, and
Higgins, killed by his Shiite Muslim
captors in 1988 or 1989, American
Peter Kilburn was killed in 1986. It
was not certain whether his alleged
killer was among those indicted.
"To bring these murderers to jus-
tice, the U.S. government offers re-
wards of up to $2 million," said one
of the ads being placed in U.S. and
international newspapers in the com-
ing days. It shows pictures of all
three murdered Americans and urges
anyone with information to contact
the FBI or the nearest U.S. embassy.
Rewards can reach up to $4 mil-
lion under an arrangement of match-
ing funds from U.S. airlines for in-
formation that prevents terrorism
against U.S. carriers or leads to an
arrest and conviction.
In the last two years, the U.S.
government has paid more than $1
million for information about terror-
ists and has hidden some of its in-
fonnants to protect them from retri-
bution, said a State Department offi-
cial who asked not to be named.
The new ads are the first to seek
information on specific cases, re-
flecting what U.S. officials believe
are improved prospects for appre-
hending suspects. The enhanced op-
portunities are partly the result of
stepped up cooperation with Russia.
by David Carrel
Daily Staff Reporter
Graduate students voiced concern
that a proposed health care package
may jeopardize their benefits and
The Graduate Employees Orga-
nization (GEO) met last night to dis-
cuss GradCare - a proposed alter-
native health care package for grad-
uate students that aids uncovered
scholarship/fellowship holders, but
could constrain the health options of
Research Assistants (RAs).
"The plan is good because it ex-
tends coverage to fellowship stu-
dents," said Brad van Guilder, a
graduate student in physics. "The
problem is trying to implement it for
Jan. 1. A lot of details and actual
implementation have not yet been
At a meeting last night to inform
graduate students about the proposal,
van Guilder explained that GradCare
was "born out of concern for
fellowship students who were
turning down awarded fellowships
and taking TAships because of the
health care plan afforded them."
. GradCare is similar to a Health
Maintenance Organization plan that
offers comprehensive benefits with
minimum co-payments. But many
graduate students expressed concern
that the plan will reduce benefits and
"(Graduate students) may have
less coverage with this plan and it
has potential to be more expensive,"
said graduate student Rachel
However, U-M now seeks to ex-
tend the GradCare package to RAs
who are not GEO members, but are
covered under the group's contract.
According to a 1975 court deci-
sion RAs are prohibited from joining
the union because they are primarily
students, while TAs are primarily
U-M negotiators proposed. the
broadened measure to encompass
RAs in GradCare coverage, remov-
ing health benefits RAs presently re-
ceive such as prescription drug
The proposal would also add
large deductibles to the students'
costs, reduce the number of eligible
doctors available under the plan and
limit the variety of health plan
In addition to the decrease of
benefits, the cost for students would
likely increase by $28 per month.
Van Guilder called the TA health
plan, a "pretty-decent health benefit
package," adding that the program is
similar to the health care package all
Clinton pledges to increase AIDS research funding
WASHINGTON (AP) - Bill
Clinton pledged as a candidate that
he would mount a battle against
AIDS comparable to the Manhattan
Project that developed the atomic
Beyond saying he wants to in-
crease research spending and end
discrimination against AIDS vic-
tims, the only specific action the
president-elect has said he will take
is to appoint a sort of AIDS czar to
oversee the federal government's ef-
One of his top health advisers,
Joycelyn Elders, director of the
Arkansas Department of Health,
spent hours yesterday listening to
suggestions on what the new admin-
istration should do in its first 100
days about the problem of the AIDS
Elders didn't disagree with what
the testimony before the National
Commission on AIDS, but she didn't
endorse anything either.
Some of the advice given
yesterday was quite detailed - how
much money should be spent, how
jobs in the administration should be
structured, who should have them
and who should answer to whom.
Mathilde Krim, chair of the
foundation, called on Clinton to lift
government bans on homosexuals in
the military and on allowing people
with the HIV virus into the country.
Clinton has already said he sup-
ports both of those proposals but
hasn't said when he would do it or
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