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Now that Anne Duderstadt is part of the
University team as well as the President's family,
the administration has some questions to
answer.

Katie Webster, who plays at The Ann Arbor Blues
and Jazz Festival tonight, almost missed the big
time - her folks didn't want a booze-soaked,
drug-shootin' R&B star in the family.

Here's the Wolverine football season in a nutshell:
Michigan is good, and the Big Ten is bad. For this
and other scoops, see our annual football preview.

Today
Partly cloudy and breezy,
High 72, Low 56
Tomorrow
Stay inside and watch the game.

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Survey:
* Students
approve
of code
by Karen Sabgir
Daily Administration Reporter
The 2,900 responses to a ques-
tionnaire about U-M's newly-pro-
posed speech code show
overwhelming support for a
document like the current draft,
according to a survey summary
issued by the U-M Office of Student
Affairs.
Eighty-nine percent of the re-
spondents wrote they were in favor
of a policy like the draft sent to all
U-M Ann Arbor students, but some
claim the results of the survey are
skewed.
LSA sophomore Edgar Ho said
he was "pretty pleased" with the
Statement of Student Rights and
Responsibilities. "The language was
ambiguous enough ... I don't think it
can be anything but ambiguous," Ho
said. But he added that the outcome
of the policy will depend on how it
is enforced.
But MSA Engineering Rep. Brian
Kight said he questions the validity
of the survey. "I think the poll itself
was unscientific," said Kight.
Kight said the cover letter on the
proposed code, which listed exam-
ples of violence on the Ann Arbor
campus, was one-sided and did not
explain the code. "The results may
" have been different without the
cover letter," Kight said.
He also said the ambiguity of the
survey questions may have led stu-
dents to think they were being asked
if they wanted a policy that would
stop violence on campus, and that
students might not have realized the
ramifications of this specific code.
"It's not a straight survey of a
sample, like a telephone survey. It's
whoever bothered to send in re-
sponses," Kight added.
Vice President for Student
Affairs Maureen Hartford acknowl-
edged that the survey was not scien-
tific but said it was only fair to first
send copies to all University stu-
dents.
Hartford said a more accurate
telephone survey will be conducted
in the next few weeks through the
See SURVEY, Page 2

Bush unveils economic
recovery plan in Detroit

by Andrew Levy
Daily News Editor
DETROIT - With a message
that might hit home to voters in a
state deeply mired in recession,
President Bush came here yesterday
to announce a new package de-
signed to jumpstart the faltering
economy - a package including
across-the-board tax cuts.
Bush presented his "Agenda for
American Renewal" to the
Economic Club of Detroit in a
packed Cobo Center convention
room. The plan includes 13 specific
proposals the president said he

would enact to rescue America
from the economic doldrums if
elected to a second term.
"For America to be safe and
strong we must meet the defining
challenge of the 1990s: to win the
economic competition, to win the
peace - and we must be a military
superpower, an economic super-
power, and an export superpower,"
Bush said.
A call for caps on all mandatory
spending except Social Security
over the next five years - caps that
the president said would save the
government $294 billion during

Mich. lawmakers react with
skepticism to Bush plan
DETROIT (AP) - President administrator Steve Ragan, who was
Bush brought his gospel of tax and especially buoyed by mentions of
spending cuts to Michigan yesterday, lowered taxes and fighting the
saying he could heal the ills that nation's huge deficit.
plague the nation's economy. But some Michigan lawmakers
The Economic Club of Detroit were less enthusiastic about Bush's
audience responded to Bush's new economic plan.
speech, outlining what he called an U.S. Rep. David Bonior (D-
"Agenda for American Renewal," by Mount Clemens) blasted Bush's em-
interrupting it six times with phasis on expanding free-trade
applause. agreements, saying it would cost
"I thought it was a great speech," Michigan jobs. But David Littmann,
said Eastern Michigan University See PLAN, Page 2

that period - is one feature of the
proposal. Bush said that savings
would be relayed to the taxpayer in
the form of a 1 percent income tax
cut for all brackets, a 5 percent cut
in the tax on small businesses, and
a deep cut in the capital gains tax.
Other highlights included a plan
for a series of strategic trade
agreements with Latin American,
Eastern European, and Pacific Rim
countries, an overhaul of the
American education system to in-
clude school choice, renewed calls
for a balanced budget amendment
See BUSH, Page 2
Bush's 1993 economic plan
would establish:
Five-year caps on all
entitlement spending
except Social Security.
1 percent cut in income
tax rate for all brackets.
5 percent cut in small
business tax.
Cut in capital-gains tax
rate.
250 inner-city and rural
enterprise zones.

SHARON MUSHER/Daily

President Bush explains his proposed tax cuts to the Economic Club of
Detroit yesterday, during a luncheon held at Cobo Hall.

Nordby retires from Student Affairs office

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter
Associate Vice President for
Student Affairs Virginia Nordby has
announced her retirement effective
July 1, 1993.
Nordby, 63, said she is retiring
because she wants to have more time
for volunteer work and visiting her
children around the world.
Vice President for Student
Affairs Maureen Hartford said
Nordby's departure was unrelated to
the restructuring of the Office of
Student Affairs.
"Virginia is 63 and I think she's
ready to leave," Hartford said.
Nordby agreed. "There was no
suggestion that I had no place in the
restructuring. This is something I've

been planning for a long time," she
said.
Nordby began working full-time
at the U-M in 1973. During her ten- ;
ure as Associate
Vice President for
Student Affairs,
her responsibili-
ties have in-
cluded: chairing
the Residency
Appeal Commit-
tee to review in-
rd by tand out-of-state
tuition appeals;
responding to Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) requests;
running various disciplinary
processes with students, including

the alcohol and drug policy; and
serving as Affirmative Action
director.
Hartford said she was doubtful
Nordby's position would be filled af-
ter her departure.
"I have a feeling what's going to
happen is, Virginia's at a very senior
level, so we're not going to create an
assistant president but probably split
it into two, more mid-level manage-
ment positions," Hartford said.
One position will be Assistant to
the Vice President for Judicial
Affairs and will assist in running the
judicial systems that evolve out of
the new Statement on Student Rights
and Responsibilities.
This assistant will also oversee

the two parts of the policy currently
at work - the amended interim
policy and the Alcohol and Other
Drugs policy.
Hartford said the responsibilities
of the other position should primar-
ily consist of responding to FOIA
requests.
Assistant to the Vice President
for Student Affairs for Finance and
Personnel Rodger Wolf said the two
positions are completely different
from Nordby's job.
"It's really a new position we're
creating, not splitting Virginia's in
two," Wolf said. "The new position
will be doing similar things but it's a
much lower-level position."
Hartford said she has written a

job description for the assistant po-
sition and posted it in the personnel
office. She said it will probably be
advertised locally and she would like
to see it filled before Nordby's
departure.
Hartford said she waited until
students returned to campus before
planning a search committee to in-
terview candidates for the assistant
position because she wanted to en-
courage student input in the process.
Approximately seven members
mostly students, will be appointed to
the committee, and the chair of the
Michigan Student Assembly's
Student Rights Commission will
probably be appointed to one of the
seats, Hartford said.

U.

of Miami recovering

after hurricane leaves
extensive damage, ruin

by Shelley Morrison

Students and faculty at the University of
Miami are pulling together this week to clean
up damage done by Hurricane Andrew, which
caused millions of dollars in damage and a
two-week delay in the start
of classes.
In the early hours of
Aug. 24, 3,000 faculty~ id~
members, parents and
students were preparing for
the Aug. 27 start of classes when the hurricane
struck, uprooting trees, collapsing roofs and
blowing out more than 800 windows.
Sheryl Chapman, assistant director of me-
dia relations, estimated that $21.5 million
worth of damage was done to the university
alone. Southern Florida was estimated to have
suffered $20 billion in damage.

Chapman said a large corps of student vol-
unteers combined with university precaution-
ary procedures helped the campus recover
quickly.
"The university began preparing for the
hurricane last spring - storing food, flash-
lights and water," Chapman said. "But what I
think has really made the difference is the
number of students who are helping with the
clean up."
Carrie Edmondson, Miami director of vol-
unteer services, said some 250 students chose
to stay and help with repairs, declining the
university's offer to pay to send them home.
"I felt a huge sense of relief when the first
branch was picked off the ground, and I think
the students share that feeling," Edmondson
said.
Miami's Resident Coordinator Kurt
Anderson delegated volunteer duties to the

Football
kicks off
against
s. }No. 3 Irish
by Albert Lin
Daily Football Writer
It's that time of year again. Time
for the boys of summer to step
aside and let the boys of autumn
v take center stage. Tomorrow is a
mid-September Saturday, and that
> ~can only mean that the Wolverine
gridders are ready to take the field.
The weeks of fall practice are
culminating. No more hitting your
roommate. No more going easy on
the quarterback. It's time to play
football for real.
Unfortunately for the
Wolverines, their opponents have
already gone through all of these
\ ~..emotions. Notre Dame (1-0) opened
its 1992 season last week with a
trouncing of Northwestern. The
team rolled up 391 yards on the
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