Don't look now, but the Michigan Student
Assembly actually did a good thing - it received
tax-exempt status since 1968. Not surprisingly, it
happened completely by accident.
As the environmental movement has grown, a
new concern has emerged - harassment of
environmentalists. Gwen Shaffer examines this
growing threat to environmentalism.
What a weekend for Michigan sports! Just in case
Michigan-Duke basketball wasn't enough, the
Wolverine hockey team takes on archrival
Michigan State in a home-and-home series.
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One hundred two years of editorial freedom
Vol. CIII, No. 47 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, December 4, 1992 O@1992 The Michigan Daily
by Karen Sabgir
Daily Administration Reporter
The new code of non-academic
conduct will become effective Jan.
1, but Maureen Hartford, vice presi-
dent for student affairs, said she
does not think the entire structural
system will be ready until February.
Once the code is in place and
fully functional, Hartford said she
expects it to be well-used.
Although the code will be in ef-
fect when students return to campus,
the selection of 50 random students
for judiciary boards cannot begin un-
til all students have registered for
winter term classes.
Students should expect to receive
a copy of the statement at their cam-
pus addresses shortly after second
semester classes resume, Hartford
Hartford outlined five steps that
need to be taken before the State-
ment of Student Rights and Respon-
sibilities can be executed:
Appointment of an assistant to
the vice president of student affairs
to oversee the judicial aspects of the
Creation of a training program
for the student-faculty panel which
will educate students about due
U Selection of faculty to chair
the hearing board;
Selection of students to the 50-
member panel; and,
Training the student panel.
A Search Advisory Committee
chaired by U-M Ombudsman Don
Perigo and composed of nine stu-
dents and faculty members, has been
searching for a judicial advisor since
October. This officer will be an as-
See CODE, page 2
Pentagon orders U.S.
troops to prepare for
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon has
ordered some 28,000 troops to stand by for de-
ployment to Somalia to spearhead a U.N. mili-
tary rescue mission to the beleaguered African
nation, a senior Pentagon official said
The U.N. Security Council launched the
world's biggest armed humanitarian rescue last
night, ordering a U.S.-led force to silence the
guns of Somali bandits and help feed hundreds
of thousands of starving people.
The council voted unanimously to approve
the huge operation.
After planning with his generals and work-
ing the phones to drum up troop donations
from abroad, President Bush was poised to un-
leash the largest U.S. military operation since
the Gulf War.
"We are pleased by the U.N. vote to autho-
rize military forces to ensure the delivery of
humanitarian aid to alleviate the starvation and
human suffering in Somalia," said the state-
ment, issued by Bush's press secretary, Marlin
Earlier yesterday, Bush called his top mili-
tary advisers to the White House and tele-
phoned leaders around the globe seeking addi-
tional forces for the effort to clear a way for
food and other aid to reach starving Somalis.
Clan battles have raged in Somalia since the
collapse of President Mohamed Siad Barre's
rule in January 1991, worsening a famine that
has killed 300,000 people and put another 2
million at risk.
Well-armed militias have stolen at least half
of the food and medicine shipped to Somalia
and paralyzed a 500-member U.N. peacekeep-
See SOMALIA, Page 2
'It's a Wonderful Life'
State Street is all decorated and ready for the holiday season as shoppers bustle between
U-M administrator helps Clinton transition
by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter
Instead of spending the night of
Nov. 3 shuffling papers in the
Fleming Administration Building,
one U-M administrator was celebrat-
ing President-elect Clinton's victory
in Little Rock, Ark.
"I was in Little Rock and it
rocked," said Shirley Clarkson, di-
rector of planning and communica-
tions for the Office of Student Af-
fairs. "I also went to a couple parties
for campaign people and I was out-
side the statehouse when the Presi-
dent-elect made his statement.
"There were wall-to-wall people
in the streets and hotels and the
crowd yelled and stomped whenever
he spoke," Clarkson said.
"Democrats aren't used to winning
so people at first couldn't remember
how to be happy, but it came back to
Clarkson left Ann Arbor in Octo-
ber to spend two months in Little
Rock working with the Clinton
campaign to develop strategies for
the president-elect's transition team.
Clarkson, who took a leave of
absence from the U-M in order to
work for Clinton's campaign, ini-
tially planned to return to the U-M
after the election.
But the week following the
Democratic presidential victory,
Clarkson was asked by the director
of Clinton's pre-election campaign
to come to Washington D.C. and
serve as one of three special assis-
tants to former South Carolina Gov.
Richard Riley, Clinton's transition
Clarkson said the request was an
unexpected, but a wonderful
"I never planned past the election
but when they asked me I was very
happy to continue working," Clark-
Maureen Hartford, vice president
for student affairs and Clarkson's
supervisor, said Clarkson's in-
volvement with the Clinton cam-
paign will benefit the U-M.
"I think she's doing a lot of good
for the University of Michigan in
terms of trying to get university
people involved in the Clinton ad-
ministration and making contribu-
tions that will be invaluable to the
university in the future," Hartford
Clarkson declined to comment if
any U-M affiliated individuals may
be appointed to Clinton's
Hartford said she also thought
Clarkson's work with Clinton's
campaign was a beneficial experi-
ence for Clarkson.
"It's a tremendously stimulating
experience for her and it's acting
like a sabbatical for a faculty mem-
ber," Hartford said. "It's a chance to
do something different, recharge
your batteries and rethink your job. I
think she'll be able to bring things
back that will really benefit us here."
Clarkson said she does not have a
close relationship with the President-
elect or the Gores, but she gave Tip-
per Gore a tour of the Transition
Headquarters Wednesday night. Ad-
ditionally, she met Bill Clinton on
the day of his first press conference
in Little Rock.
Clarkson said she was impressed
See CLARKSON, Page 2
7 plant closings,
Hoopsters hope to
be hazard for Duke
DETROIT (AP) - General
Motors Corp. completed its plant-
closing hit list yesterday, naming
seven plants for shutdown and re-
structuring its in-house components
business to shed more plants and
GM also put two more plants on
death watch as it closes in on a 20
percent reduction in factory space.
Yesterday's announcement af-
fects about 18,000 workers, some of
whom will be able to move with the
work. Others will be laid off and
placed in a pool of workers entitled
to up to full pay and benefits until at
least September 1993.
The seven doomed plants - two
in Michigan and one each in
Delaware, New York, New Jersey,
Iowa and Ohio - are among the 21
plants that GM said last December it
would close as part of a downsizing
)tal to 21
that includes 74,000 job cuts. The
other 14 were named earlier.
The two Michigan plants to be
closed are in Kalamazoo - a metal
stamping plant with 3,100 employ-
ees - and Livonia - a parts plant
with 2,000 employees.
But the shrinking of the world's
largest automaker probably will
More plants and workers likely
will fall away as GM sells off or
otherwise gets out of 13 parts busi-
nesses that have drained cash and
created a huge cost disadvantage for
the once invincible automaker.
"These announcements show that
the new management team at GM is
more interested in lowering costs to
the consumer than in paying above-
market wages to its employees," said
Ronald Glantz, an auto industry ana-
See GM, Page 2
by Andy De Korte
Daily Basketball Writer
Duke vs. Michigan.
The establishment vs. the young
Wait a minute, that was the
billing when the Wolverines chal-
lenged the Blue Devils last season,
first in December, and then again in
the national championship game.
Things have changed. Duke has
lost all-American Christian Laettner
as well as fellow starter Brian Davis.
While the Blue Devils have five
players who have enormous colle-
giate basketball experience, they
have no one else with more than 35
games of experience.
The replacement of Laettner with
sophomore Cherokee Parks will be
the biggest obstacle that Duke faces
in gaining a third victory over
Michigan in less than a year. The
Blue Devils prevailed Dec. 14 in
Ann Arbor, 88-85, and April 6 for
the NCAA title, 71-51.
"He's a good big-time player.
He's not the player he's going to be,
but he's our starter," Duke head
Now that's Italian
Darren Barney throws the pizza crust the old-fashioned way.
coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "He
had a good game against Canisius,
but he wasn't playing against that
big of guys."
See DUKE, Page 12
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