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MSU
searches
for a new
president
by Megan Lardner
Daily Higher Education Reporter
The first days of school next fall
at Michigan State University (MSU)
will kick off with classes, parties and
possibly a new president.
The current MSU president,
Gordon Guyer, is planning to retire
from his office by the beginning of
the next academic year.
"He hopes to have his successor
in office by September of the com-
ing school year," said MSU
spokesperson Terry Denbow.
Guyer - who has only been
president for this academic year -
has worked in a number of adminis-
trative positions at MSU since the
late 1940s.
MSU held two public hearings
for students, faculty and administra-
tors to discuss the selection of a new
president.
"They have come to voice their
opinion about who shall be the next
leader of the university," Denbow
said.
The Presidential Search
Committee is comprised of 16 mem-
bers, eight of whom are from the
MSU Board of Trustees. The Board
is a governing body similar to the
University of Michigan's Board of
Regents. The remaining eight mem-
bers are representatives from faculty,
students, staff and alumni.
Trustee Bob Traxler, chair of the
search committee, said no candidates
have been officially suggested yet.
Guyer agreed if no successor is
named, he will remain at MSU for a
"reasonable period of time,"
Denbow said.
"We have made a determination
as to the advertisement for the new
president that is now placed in vari-
ous educational journals," Traxler
said.
"Consultants will be interviewing
people in the university community
to get a sense of what graduates and
undergraduates expect in a new
president," he added.
Traxler said the final decision for
the new president lies with the Board
of Trustees, in accordance with the
constitution of th state of Michigan.

PBS expands
broadcasting to
University students

by Nate Hurley
Daily Administration Reporter
Television viewers looking for
programs ranging from "Minority
Viewpoint" to "Country Basket
weaving" can turn to a new channel.
Columbia Cable and the
University announced this week that
the Ann Arbor cable company will
carry WFUM-TV 28 beginning
March 1.
WFUM is a University-owned
and operated PBS station based at
the University of Michigan-Flint.
Columbia will carry the channel
on a trial basis for nine months and
will continue to carry public televi-
sion stations WTVS-TV 56 (Detroit)
and WGTE-TV 30 (Toledo).
Columbia Cable recently ex-
panded its channel capacity to carry
more channels, including WFUM,
said Wayne Gamblin, Columbia
Cable's operations manager.
"We felt like we should give U-
M an opportunity since U-M is
headquartered here and so are we,"
Gamblin said.
Gordon Lawrence, WFUM's di-
rector of broadcasting, said the idea
to broadcast WFUM in Ann Arbor is
not a new one.
"In 1980 we were on the Ann
Arbor cable system. Then the
(Federal Communications
Commission) struck down the must-
carry laws and we've been trying to
get back on ever since," he said. The

must-carry laws required the Ann
Arbor cable company to broadcast
WFUM.
Although three public television
stations will soon be on the cable
dial, Lawrence said he didn't see
program repetition as a problem. He
said PBS stations offer a wide vari-
ety of locally-produced programs
along with network programming.
"About 25 percent of our sched-
ule is programming that doesn't ap-
pear in any other way on the other
stations."
The stations often broadcast the
same network program at different
times.
But will WFUM draw viewers -
and contributions - away from
WTVS, which serves Ann Arbor and
the rest of Southeast Michigan?
WTVS Senior Vice President and
Assistant General Manager Dan
Alpert doesn't think so.
"What we find is: the more pub-
lic television stations there are on the
system, the more chances people
have to watch and more viewership
may result and it may actually im-
prove things," he said.
Because the station is partially
funded by the University, WFUM
receives little more than one-third of
its funding from individuals and
corporations. The federal govern-
ment also contributes money to the
station through the Corporation for
Public Broadcasting.

'Gleaming the Cube'
A passerby takes time out of his day to spin the cube.

House passes 'Motor-Voter' bill
to increase voter registration

by David Shepardson
Daily Government Reporter
Drivers may receive more than a
just a bad photograph when they re-
new their licenses - they receive a
voter's registration card.
Under the National Voter
Registration Act, currently on its
way to the Senate, drivers would be
registered to vote when they re-
newed their driver's licenses.
In a highly partisan vote, the U.S.
House of Representatives last night
passed the "Motor-Voter" bill, 259-
160, despite the strenuous objections
of House Republicans who claimed
the bill would increase voter fraud.
Rep. John Conyers (D-Detroit),
chair of the Government Operations
Committee, oversaw the legislation
and praised the bill for increasing
voter registration, especially among
working people and the poor.

"We are making the election pro-
cess more accessible to everyone,"
he said.
Conyers predicted an "across-the-
board" increase in voter registration,
but said he didn't expect voter regis-
tration among students to increase
faster than other categories of voters.
[louse Republican Whip Newt
Gingrich of Georgia said the bill
would increase voter fraud, espe-
cially among illegal aliens.
"This is the Zoe Baird chauffeur
voting act," he said, referring to the
illegal alien who worked for
President Clinton's now-withdrawn
nominee for Attorney General.
"Of the 2 to 4 million illegal
aliens in this country, at least
300,000 have driver's licenses, and
would be able to vote," Gingrich
said.
"Years from now when fraudu-

lent voters steal elections in this
country we'll refer to this bill as the
National Fraud Act," he added.
Ilouse Democrats countered that
the bill has provisions to prevent il-
legal aliens from voting, including a
"checkoff" box on the license appli-
cation, denoting citizenship.
"The fraud issue was the biggest
fraud of all," Conyers said. "They
couldn't present one case of voter
fraud in the entire United States."
Tony Blankey, press secretary for
Gingrich, said the bill - which
President Bush vetoed twice -
would increase the number of
Democratic voters.
"They are using this to increase
the pool of voters that are likely to
vote for them," he said. "In essence,
they are stealing votes because they
are in power, and voters will judge
this come election time."
Conyers responded to Republican
charges, saying the bill will also re-
move hurdlesto registration.
"If they mean that more poor and
working people will vote by
Democrats, then they are probably
correct," he said. "But we are mak-
ing voting more accessible to all
people."
The bill also provides alternative
methods of registration for people
not renewing driver's licenses. The
Senate is expected to take up the bill,
when it returns from recess on Feb.
16.

MSA reps. exchange
sweets for student input

,

Correction
The article in the Michigan Review regarding Shawn Brown's experience in Political Science 111 was published
Oct. 28, 1992. This information was incorrectly reported in Tuesday's Daily.

by Jennifer Tianen
Daily MSA Reporter
"Free candy! Free candy!"
shouted a Michigan Student
Assembly representative yesterday
in hopes of enticing constituent
questions.
MSA Rep. Roger DeRoo sat at an
information table in the Fishbowl
with Reps. Amy Kurlansky and Lori
ruk. They offered Tootsie Rolls and
Jolly Ranchers as incentives to open
the lines of communication between
assembly members and students.
"We wanted to give students a
chance to talk to, yell at, or complain
to their MSA representatives," said
Kurlansky, MSA communications
chair.
However, few students stopped to
ask questions and fewer representa-
tives were even available.
"Out of almost 50 representa-
tives, there didn't seem to be a lot of
interest for reps. to come out and
meet their constituents," Kurlansky
said.
The three representatives greeted

students with a smile, an introduc-
tion and the question, "What would
you like us to do?"
Students asked about the Code,
the new Diag policy, the lack of stu-
dent voice on the Ann Arbor City
Council, the Night Owl schedule,
and the language requirement forĀ°
LSA students.
"The Code is really important,
and (the MSA members) should
keep working on it," said LSA first-
year student Sam Copi.
Students also asked about the as-
sembly itself.
"What actual power does MSA
have?" asked LSA sophomore Paul
Spiteri.
DeRoo and Kurlansky explained
the roles of the assembly, including
acting as a liaison between student'
and administrators, distributing
funds to student groups, and repre-
senting student concerns.
Kurlansky said she hopes to "get
in people's faces" about MSA,
through more informational tables
and increased advertising.

,

Friday
Q Chinese Christian Fellowship,
Mosher-Jordan, Muppie
Lounge, 7:30 p.m.
Q Concert Band, concert, Hill Au-
ditorium, 8 p.m.
Q Dance to the World Beat, Power
Center, 8 p.m.
Q Drum Circle, Guild House Cam-
pus Ministry, 802 Monroe St.,
8-10 p.m.
Q Friday Forum-The Chilly Cli-
mate, LS&A Teaching Assis-
tant Training Program, Litera-
ture, Science & Arts Building,
Executive Conference Room, 4
p.m.
Q Hillel,orthodox Shachrit services,
Chabad House, 7:30 a.m.; re-
form, conservative & orthodox
Shabbat services, Hillel, 5:40
p.m.; Jewish Feminist Group:
Feminist Shabbat Service,
Hillel, 5:40 p.m.; Graduate and
Young Professional Veggie Pot-
luck: Judaism and the Environ-
ment, Law Quad, Lawyer's
Club, 7:30 p.m.
U Issues of Gender and Musicol-
ogy, Ethel V. Curry Lecture
Series, School of Music,
Blanche Anderson Moore Hall,
4 p.m.
Q Korean Campus Crusade for
Christ, Christian Fellowship,
Campus Chapel, 8 p.m.
Q Marketing Your Liberal Arts
Degree, Student Activities
Building, Career Planning &
Placement Program Room,
12:10-1 p.m.
U Materials Brown Bag Lunch,
Chemistry Building, Room
1706, 12 p.m.
Q MulticulturalTalentShow,East
Quad, R.C. Auditorium, 9 p.m.
Q Northwalk Safety Walking Ser-

p.m.
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
CCRB, Martial Arts Room, 6-7
p.m.
Q Small Giant of Love, movie,
Michigan Theater, 7 p.m.
Q Student Recognition Awards,
nominee applications available
atCIC,NCIC and SODC, Michi-
gan Union, Room 2202.
Q TaeKwonDo Club, regular work-
out, CCRB, Room 2275,7-8:30
p.m.
Q U-M Bridge Club, duplicate
bridge game, Michigan Union,
Tap Room, 7:30 p.m.
Q U-M Ninjitsu Club,practice,I.M.
Building, Wrestling Room G21,
6:30-8 p.m.
Q Why Can't the Mantle See the
Core?, Turner Lectures, Chem-
istry Building, Room 1640, 4
p.m.
Q Winter Blood Drive, sponsored
by Alpha Phi Omega, Michigan
League, Vandenburg Room, 12-
5:30 p.m.
Saturday
Q Dance to the World Beat, Power
Center, 8 p.m.
Q Hillel, orthodox Shachrit services,
Chabad House, 9:30 a.m.;
Freaky Friday, Hillel, 7:30 and
9:45 p.m.,
Q Horse Thief, Chinese Film Se-
ries, Center for Chinese Stud-
ies, Lorch Hall Auditorium, 8
p.m.
Q Matthaei Botanical Gardens,
Trail Tour, Matthaei Botanical
Gardens, 1800 Dixboro Rd., 2
p.m.
U Multicultural Arts Festival:
Gospel Fest, Rackham Audito-
rium, 5-7 p.m.; Dialogue-In-
terracial Dating, East Quad,

11:30 p.m.
Q U-M Bahai StudentAssociation,
meeting, Amer's Mediterranean
Deli,312S. State St., 10:30 a.m.
Q U-M Shotokan Karate, practice,
CCRB, small gym, 10 a.m.-12
p.m.
Sunday
Q Alpha Phi Omega Service Fra-
ternity, chapter meeting, Michi-
gan Union, Kuenzel Room, 7
p.m.
Q Art Museum Sunday Tour,
Highlights of the Museum Col-
lection, Art Museum, Informa-
tion Desk, 2 p.m.
Q Auditions for "A Rosen by Any
Other Name," Jewish Commu-
nity Center, 2935 Birch Hollow
Drive, 7:30 p.m.
Q Ballroom Dance Club, CCRB,
Dance Room, 7-9 p.m.
Q Christian Life Church, Sunday
church service, School of Edu-
cation, Schorling Auditorium,
11 a.m.
Q Dance to the World Beat, Power
Center, 2 p.m.
Q Hillel,orthodox Shachritservices,
Chabad House, 8:30 p.m.; Is-
raeli Dancing, Hillel, 8-10 p.m.
Q National Haiti Solidarity Week
Forum, Michigan Union, Pond
Room, 7 p.m.
Q Northwalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice, Bursley Hall, 763-9255,8
p.m.-1:30 a.m.
U Paradise Cloud, movie, Michi-
gan Theater, 3:10 p.m.
Q Peer Counseling, U-M Counsel-
ing Services, 764-8433
Q Phi Sigma Pi, general meeting,
members only, East Quad,
Room 126, 6 p.m.
Q Safewalk Safety Walking Ser-

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