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FridayFOCUS
Hail to the Chief! The new chief, that is - Bill
Clinton. Dave Shepardson takes a look back at
the inauguration and what it meant to the people
who were there.

Why aren't more plays made into movies?
Producer Gladys Nederlander doesn't know,
either. Her filmed version of Tennessee Williams'
"Orpheus Descending" proves it's possible.

Illinois pays a visit to Crisler Arena tomorrow to
take on the Michigan men's basketball team. The
Wolverines hope to improve on their 3-1 Big Ten
record.

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Today
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High 38, Low30
Tomorrow
Flurres possible; High 40, Low 30

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One hundred two years of editorial freedom

Vol. C111, No. 64 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, January 22, 19931993 The Michigan Daily
Regents discuss effectiveness of Michigan Mandate

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter
Discussion of the Michigan
Mandate dominated conversation at
the Board of Regents' meeting yes-
terday as University administrators,
faculty and staff discussed diversity
on campus.
The discussion began with the
acknowledgment that the Michigan
Mandate - the University's pledge
to work toward a diverse community
- was created because the
University has not always been an

inviting place for minorities.
"We had to face up to the fact
that the institution was bringing pain
to minorities," said Lee Bollinger,
dean of the Law School.
University President James
Duderstadt agreed.
"As to why we made this com-
mitment, first and foremost because
we believe it is the right thing to
do," Duderstadt said. "But beyond
that ... it is essential to building intel-
lectual strength at the University."
Panelists also presented an

overview of the Mandate and the
Council on a Multicultural
University (COMU) - a group of
40 administrators representing the
deans and directors of the University
- to the board.
In the past two years, COMU has
assessed difficulties in achieving the
goals of the Mandate and envisioned
the ideal academic community.
Now in its third year, COMU is
focusing its efforts on:
learning about progress in
achieving a multilcultural campus

community;
describing the nature of the
community that the University
would like to achieve; and,
assessing the current Univer-
sity community.
"For the University to achieve
excellence we simply have to
achieve a university campus recog-
nized for racial diversity,"
Duderstadt said.
Administrators said the
Mandate's success is exemplified by
statistics of tenured and tenure track

female faculty of color. Minority
female professors increased from
eight in 1988 to 12 in 1992.
In addition, the number of minor-
ity female associate professors in-
creased from 12 in 1988 to 22 in
1992. The number of total tenure
track minority female faculty also
increased from 56 in 1988 to 86 in
1992.
"We must tap the rich resources
of these people currently underrepre-
sented in our society," Duderstadt
said. "The challenge is to create

community excellence while pre-
serving and respecting differences."
Despite the increases in minority
representation at the University,
Duderstadt said the Mandate's goal
has not yet been completed.
"We have a way to go but we are
making progress," Duderstadt said.
COMU Chair Frederick Neid-
hardt agreed the University has not
yet succeeded in creating a pleasant
atmosphere for minorities.
"I'm afraid that most of our units
See MANDATE, Page 2

U.S. planes
fire on Iraqi
radar; no fly
zone conti nues
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Clinton warned
Iraq yesterday he will brook no threats to allied aircraft
patrolling the no-fly zones. He spoke after two U.S.
warplanes fired at an Iraqi radar that had targeted them.
"It is the American policy and that's what we're go-
ing to stay with," Clinton told reporters as he met with
his senior staff on his first full day in office.
The clash ended a brief respite in hostilities between
Washington and Baghdad that began Tuesday when
Saddam Hussein ordered a "cease-fire" in honor of
Clinton's inauguration.
In Baghdad, the Iraqi News Agency quoted an
unidentified official as denying that a radar had been
turned on and claimed the U.S. planes' attack set a fer-
tilizer storage area on fire and damaged crops.
It also said Iraq is sticking to its cease-fire "despite
9 the behavior of the U.S. plane, which was aggressive
and provocative."
At the Pentagon, spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Joseph
Gradisher dismissed the Iraqi claim that no radar had
been turned on. "We stand by our report," Gradisher
said.
Secretary of State Warren Christopher, in remarks at
the State Department, echoed Clinton's resolve.
"The United States intends to protect our pilots in
the no-fly zone," Christopher said. "When their radar
illuminates our pilots we are going to protect
our pilots."
The new secretary said the Iraqis "know perfectly
well what it takes to comply with the U.N. resolutions
and the establishment of the no-fly zones. I think what
happened (yesterday) is a reflection of the determina-
tion that the Clinton administration will have in that
area."
Clinton's spokesperson, George Stephanopoulos,
said the new president was following established policy,
See IRAQ, Page 2

Clinton keeps
heat on Iraq
President passes busy first day

LSA sophomore Amy Vanden Berg spots for Bryan Simmons, an Engineering sophomore.
Women feel weight of
intimidation at CCRB

WASHINGTON (AP) - On his
first day in the Oval Office,
President Clinton said yesterday his
administration would not flinch from
military showdowns with Iraq fol-
lowing a fresh challenge.
There was an air of confusion as
Clinton's new team searched for
telephone numbers, directions and a
general plan of operation. Reporters
were angry about restrictions on
access to press offices that were
always open in previous
administrations.
Clinton spent all morning greet-
ing thousands of visitors to an open
house at the White House. Well-
wishers waited outdoors for hours
for a quick handshake and greeting
from Clinton.
It was almost 1 p.m. when he
paid his first visit to the Oval Office
before moving on to the Roosevelt
Room for a meeting with senior
aides.
Clinton told them, "We just have
to be dominated by high standards
and clear vision and we ought to
have a good time doing it."
The president will move quickly
to revoke the ban on homosexuals in
the military, officials said. An execu-
tive order is expected within a week.
Clinton also plans to act today on
executive orders expanding abortion
rights.
One order ready for his signature

would lift restrictions on abortion
counseling at federally financed
clinics. Another would end the ban
on medical research using fetal tis-
sue from abortions.
Other orders drafted for his signa-
ture would end restrictions on U.S.
foreign aid for family planning or
population control organizations in
other countries that perform or pro-
mote abortions, and would lift a ban
on privately funded abortions at U.S.
military hospitals abroad.
In his first national security di-
rective, Clinton added as members
of the National Security Council,
Robert Rubin, head of his newly
formed National Economic Council,
and Madeline Albright, nominated
as ambassador to the United Nations.
Clinton's spokesperson, George
Stephanopoulos, said the move
would "strengthen his resolve to
make sure that economic decisions
are the center of our national secu-
rity policy."
On Capitol Hill, the Senate con-
firmed nine of Clinton's Cabinet
members and five other top officers.
However, hundreds of senior posi-
tions remain open.
Clinton's wife, Hillary, will have
an office in the West Wing, the first
time a first lady has had space there.
A spokesperson said she would be
closely involved in developing
Clinton's health-care program.

by Bryn Mickle
LSA junior Manpreet Bagga works out at
the Central Campus Recreation Building
(CCRB) about three times a week. She uses
the Life Step and Life Cycle machines. She
stays away from the free weight room.
LSA junior Jennifer McManus limits her
workouts at the CCRB to indoor running. She
also avoids the free weight room.
Both women said they do not use the
CCRB's free weight room because they feel
intimidated by the large number of men who
always seem to be working out there.
McManus said these feelings are strong

enough that "they keep me from working
out."
However, not everyone agrees that a prob-
lem exists in the weight room.
Jack Vivian, director of the Sports
Research Laboratory, said the "very small
percentage" of women who are interested in
weight lifting must learn to co-exist with men
in the weight room.
Other students who use the CCRB weight
room called these women's fears unfounded.
LSA sophomore Aaron Menitoff said he
knows five women who often use the weight
See CCRB, Page 2

Baird remains m the
runnng for Cabinet
despite controversy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Zoe
Baird, President Clinton's nominee
for attorney general rejected calls to
step aside yesterday. The White
House stuck by her in the face of ris-
ing public and congressional opposi-
tion over her hiring of illegal aliens.
Clinton's spokesperson, George
Stephanopoulos, said Clinton may
never have discussed the pivotal
issue with Baird prior to her
nomination.
"I think that my overall record
gives me the potential to be a great
attorney general," Baird told the
Senate Judiciary Committee. "The
potential that I have to serve this
country should override the particu-
lar incident.
c V-m* o.lrA th-.t T hP1V thn whnt

believed her behavior would dimin-
ish her effectiveness as the nation's
top legal officer, especially when it
came to enforcing immigration laws.
Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) said
in a letter asking the committee to
reject the nomination, "(The con-
stituents) really do see a difference
between personally forgiving a
lawbreaker who has paid her fines
'The constituents
really do see a
difference between
personally forgiving a
lawbreaker who has
paid her fines and
promoting that
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PPIH students
protest cutting
of program
by Nate Hurley
Daily Administration Reporter
Students in the Department of Population Planning
and International Health (PPIH) returned from winter
break to find out the future of their department is in
jeopardy.
In the beginning of December, the Executive
Committee of the School of Public Health voted unani-
mously to phase out PPIH by 1995, affecting more than
70 students.
"The Executive Committee has said no new hiring
and no new admissions until we get to the procedures,"
said Gilbert Whitaker, provost and vice president for
academic affairs.
PPIH Chair Yuzuru Takeshita learned of the deci-
sion in the middle of December. He waited to tell stu-
dents until after winter break, hoping the decision
would be reversed.
About 60 PPIH students attended the public
comments section of yesterday's University Board of
See PPIH, Page 2

And the band played on ...
LSA senior Andy Moon, Residential College senior Nancy Skinner and LSA senior Matt
Davis perform in a creative music class in the basement of East Quad.

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