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U-M has been granted yet another appeal hearing
on the case regarding the hiring of President
James Duderstadt. The university should wake
up and admit it violated the spirit of the law.

Disney does it again with "Aladdin," the latest in
a long line of animated masterpieces. This film
features some of Disney's best characters yet.

The Michigan icers storm the Palace of Auburn
Hills Saturday in the first hockey game ever played
in the facility.

Today
Brisk with some rain;
High 48, Low 39
Tomorrow
Rain likely; High 48, Low 37

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Experts:
Economic
increases
deceiving
WASHINGTON (AP) - Orders
to U.S. factories for big-ticket items
surged in October and the confi-
dence of American consumers im-
proved markedly after the presiden-
tial election, according to two eco-
nomic reports yesterday.
Orders for long-lasting durable
goods, ranging from toaster ovens to
industrial turbines, totaled a sea-
sonally adjusted $124.4 billion in
October, 3.9 percent more than the
month before and the biggest rise in
15 months, the Commerce
Department said.
Meanwhile, the Conference
Board, a business research group in
New York, said its index of con-
sumer sentiment, which was set at
100 in 1985, rose to 65.5 in
November from 54.6 last month.
The Conference Board did not
specifically attribute the increase to
the presidential election on Nov. 3,
but economists said they had little
doubt that was a key factor.
"This sure adds insult to injury to
President Bush," said economist
Cynthia Latta of DRI-McGraw Hill,
a Lexington, Mass., forecasting firm.
Economists considered both re-
ports good news for the economy as
President-elect Clinton prepares to
begin his administration. In re-
sponse, the stock market staged a
moderate rally.
However, analysts cautioned that
both reports may make economic
conditions look better than they ac-
tually are. For instance, the increase
in durable goods orders was concen-
trated in aircraft and automobiles.
Without the 20 percent surge in
transportation equipment, orders
would have edged down by 0.7 per-
cent.
The confidence index remained at
levels typical of a lackluster econ-
omy. And respondents' expectations
for the future were much more posi-
See ECONOMY, Page 2

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Report: Minority faculty
increases to 13 percent

by Nate Hurley
Daily Staff Reporter
Minority faculty representation at
the U-M continues to increase, with
approximately 13 percent of faculty
members belonging to minority
groups.
The U-M's annual faculty racial
and ethnic profile - released earlier
this week - cited an overall in-
crease of 4.3 percent in minority
faculty.
African American, Asian
American, Native American, and
Hispanic faculty numbers increased
this year.
Faculty members and students
said they are encouraged by the
growing numbers of minority faculty
members.
"I think the faculty is working
hard in their recruiting efforts and
it's paying off," said Gilbert
Whitaker, provost and vice president
for academic affairs.
Whitaker noted that minority
professors have a positive impact on
students at the university.
"I think people learn a lot from
each other - students and faculty -
if there is a diverse background in
the fields they're in. I think the uni-
versity will attract more minority
students if we have a more diverse

faculty," he said.
Rackham graduate student Keino
Robinson, minority peer advisor at
South Quad, agreed with Whitaker.
"I think it allows students to re-
late to a professor in ways that may
be different than other classes. It's
important to see a professor of color
teach any kind of class," she said.
"It gives you a different perspec-
tive on the subject matter," Robinson
added. "You can study American
history from an African American

point of view, and it's different. You
get a different viewpoint. I wouldn't
say that it's more efficient - it's
just a different view."
With 24 new faculty members of
color, LSA had the largest increase
in African American faculty
members.
Michael Awkward, professor of
English, African American and
American Studies, said he considers
the increase a positive step on the
See MINORITIES, Page.2

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continues to increase, up to almost 13 percent this year. Here
is the trend of the percentage of minority faculty since 1989.
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the Van Boven Clothing store on State Street yesterday.

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Anti-Semitic column enrages N

by Shelley Morrison
Daily Higher Education Reporter
Students and faculty at the University of
Notre Dame (ND) are up in arms this month
over an anti-Semitic opinion piece printed in
the student newspaper Nov. 5 listing several
alleged Jewish plots to seize control of
America and its economy.
The piece - which blamed Jews for every-
thing from the federal deficit to the destruction
of the American people - has caused the
newspaper to be flooded with letters condemn-
ing its publication from students, faculty, and
ND president Edward Malloy.
ND assistant director of public information
Michael Garvey said the publication of the

piece showed a lack of responsibility on the
part of the newspaper.
"I think this was the mistake of people who
don't understand the difference between free
speech and hate speech," Garvey said.
But Joe Moody, editor of the Observer's
Viewpoint page, maintained that his decision
to run the piece was correct.
"People have to understand that the
Observer acted in the best interests of its read-
ers in running this opinion. Our object is not to
offend, but to inform," Moody said.
"We don't think the best way to deal with
these extreme opinions is to sweep them under
the rug - it is better to expose them and edu-
cate people about their existence," Moody

added.
In an effort to resolve the situation, the pa-
per ran a one-page response explaining why it
chose to run the piece and that it is sympathetic
to outraged readers. In the future, such opinion
pieces will be kept as letters to the editor and
will be accompanied by a disclaimer, relieving
the paper of responsibility from "deranged
opinions" that are published.
In addition, a meeting with Moody,
Observer Editor-in-Chief Monica Yant, and
several other students and faculty members
was called to address the problem. Peri Arnold,
ND government professor and one of a few
Jewish faculty members, was in attendance.
"The words in the newspaper didn't offend

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me - they were ludicrous. I was outraged at
the ignorance of those running the newspaper,"
Arnold said.
"My fear is that some naive student will see
this article and think that it is true just because
it is in the newspaper," Arnold said.
ND President Malloy condemned the article
in a letter to the newspaper that read, "This
species of bigotry and hate, whether expressed
in print or in deed, is anathema to everything
the university stands for, and will not be toler-
ated."
In his six years in office, this is the first
time Malloy has ever responded to a piece
printed in the student paper, but as he also
See COLUMN, Page 2

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Sexual harassment
persists in Congress
Female politicians share past experiences

WASHINGTON (AP) - After
Janina Jaruzelski spoke to female
congressional staffers about sexual
harassment three years ago, mem-
bers of the audience spent hours
telling her their intensely personal
experiences.
Some described "crude remarks."
Others revealed job offers that in-
cluded sex as part of the deal.
Someone described a sexual assault
'I don't know if there.
has been a decrease in
incidents, but there's
1 more public
awareness.'
- Karen Rose
House Public Works
subcommittee member
on a friend. "But none wanted to go
public," recalled Jaruzelski, a House
staffer and an attorney.
"Younger women know what
their rights are and may be coming

fices. Many lawmakers have signed
a pledge to enforce it.
One of the earliest signers was
Sen. Bob Packwood (R-Ore.) who
now has been accused by 10 women
of making unwelcome sexual ad-
vances. Packwood has said in a
statement that he was sorry "if I
have conducted myself in any way
that has caused any individual dis-
comfort or embarrassment."
Rose and other members of the
Capitol Hill Women's Political Cau-
cus say the policy has fostered an
improved attitude toward women by
members of Congress.
Since late 1988 in the House and
this past June in the Senate, fair em-
ployment offices have been hearing
complaints of sexual harassment.
The office can order victims rein-
stated or promoted and award mone-
tary damages. The records of com-
plaints are private.
The House office only makes
public its record of appeals and none
of the appeals on file involved sex-
ual harassment. The Senate office
has made no public reports in the six
months of its existence.

Student to
be tried for
crime wave
in dorms
by Erin Einhorn
Daily Crime Reporter
U-M Department of Public
Safety (DPS) officials say they may
have caught the source of a "mini-
crime wave that has recently
plagued students in residence halls.
Todd Calfin - a recent U-M
dropout - was arrested Thursday in
Markley Residence Hall after
allegedly trying to steal a necklace
from a resident's room. The resident
chased Calfin and held him until
police arrived, DPS Lt. James
Smiley said yesterday.
Calfin has also been connected
with six to ten other residence hall
thefts, and will face charges of
unarmmed robbery tomorrow in
thel5th District Court. He will also
face charges for three outstanding
counts of marijuana possession.
He is presently in police custody
under a $13,000 bond and faces up
to 15 years in jail for various
charges.
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In preparation for Thanksgiving, Ronald Williams weighs turkeys at a local grocery store yesterday.
Students thankful for food, break

by Purvi Shah
Daily Staff Reporter
For students who have suffered
through the interminable 11 weeks
before Thanksgiving break, the hol-
iday is like the renewal of life cele-
brated by the Plymouth settlers in
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Richmond, Va., plans to visit two
friends at Washington University in
St. Louis. "I usually can't afford to*
go home so I find friends so I'll be
somewhere other than here," he
said.
Tops added facetiously that he's
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sauce, sweet potato pie, homemade
bread, mashed potatoes, rice, sweet
honey carrots, and an all-famous
relish tray.
. Walters said her relatives who
help the family celebrate
Thanksgiving chip in with the all-

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