The Michigan Daily - Monday, February 8, 1993 - Page 3
U.S. policy toward
by Soma Gupta
Only three presidents, 4 percent
of Congress, and seven people on
Fortune 500's list of the country's
most wealthy have never belonged
to the Greek system.
Trying to foster a few more
leaders, the Greek system held its
annual Greek . Leadership
Conference this weekend.
Polk Wagner, co-chair of the
conference, said the event was
founded in response to a need for
Greeks to get together and discuss
the issues facing them.
"We want to have strong leaders
that are well-informed to make our
system all it can be," Wagner said.
The theme of this year's confer-
ence was, "The Building of a
Maggie Watkins, a Delta
Gamma national executive, kicked
off the events Friday evening with a
speech about improving the image
of the Greek system.
The conference continued Satur-
day with keynote speaker Tim
Jones, from Florida State Univer-
sity. He gave an address on motiva-
"Brotherhood, Sisterhood - we
really cherish those values," Jones
He then gave some tips dealing
with daily stress and improving
"I liked it a lot. What he was
saying was very entertaining but
also very true," said LSA sopho-
more Amy Schmick, a member of
"The conference did not just ap-
ply to the Greeks. The message was
for everyone. I don't know if non-
Greeks would necessarily go,"
Although the conference was
open to the entire public, very few
non-Greeks were present. Wagner
estimated that 400 students out of
5000 in the Greek system attended
the keynote address.
Watkins added that the turnout
at the seminars was also low and
people who needed to hear it most
were not in attendance. "It's like
preaching to the choir, but we keep
Keynote speaker Tim Jones, from Florida State University, addresses
sorority and fraternity members about motivation at the Greek Leadership
by Tanisha Harris
Daily Staff Reporter
In an effort to heighten public
awareness of the situation facing
Haitian refugees and formally kick-
off Haiti Solidarity Week, activists
demanded human rights at a forum
in the Michigan Union last night.
Ann Arbor joined other cities
across America - including New
York, Oakland and Palm Beach -
to discuss opposition to the military
coup in Haiti and support the
restoration of its democratic process.
"There are 2,000 public events
nationwide today for people who are
participating in Haiti Solidarity
Week activities," said Pamela Bog-
art, campus coordinator of the Haiti
Due to the 1991 "oust" of the
democratically elected government
of President Jean Bertrand Aristide,
Haitian people have been denied po-
litical freedom and fair employment
by the leaders of the Haitian junta,
forum organizers said.
In an attempt to flee the govern-
ment, many Haitians have immi-
grated to the United States - both
legally and illegally. More than
3,000 Haitians have died.
While there is hope that President
Bill Clinton's administration will as-
sist Haitian refugees, organizers
claim recent promises have not been
"Although Clinton promised to
dismiss Bush's policy, he has de-
cided to support Bush's blockade of
returning all Haitian refugees to
Haiti," she said.
One of the forum's speakers was
also pessimistic about Clinton's
plans regarding Haitian refugees.
"I don't see any hope in Clinton.
All Haitians have is Black people
and Clinton sees that we have
enough Black people in this country
... hope in Clinton are misplaced
hopes," said Ahmad Abdur-Rahman,
a former Black Panther who was re-
cently released from prison after
serving 21 years for a crime he did
Cecilia Green, president of the
Haitian Solidarity Group and a
faculty member at Eastern Michigan
University, emphasized the need for
student involvement. "The
University is one of the last bastions
of the ... Haitian sturggle."
Conference held this weekend.
trying," Watkins said.
Non-Greeks were not the only
ones with low attendance through-
out the weekend, despite the fact
that some houses required members
"We were forced to be here by
our house. I was hoping to do some
homework or something," said LSA
first-year student Mike Ravin, an
Alpha Epsilon Pi pledge.
There were many attendees like
him. When the speaker called for
the pledges to stand up and be rec-
ognized, nearly 90 percent of the
men in the room rose to their feet.
However, students who did at-
tend said they found Jones' speech
and the following series of seminars
a valuable experience.
"We're not living up to the
standards that our founders founded
us for. ... We need to have a more
positive image in the press,"
. may help
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -
With time running out for Bosnian
Serbs and Muslims to agree on a
U.N. peace plan, international
mediators held a final series of meet-
ings yesterday before the Security
Council takes over the crisis.
Mediators held little hope of
reaching a solution ysterday. As
negotiations continued to go
nowhere, talk turned to the
possibility of outside military
Secretary of Defense Les Aspin
met in Munich, Germany, with
Western military leaders to discuss
Washington's proposals for ending
the war in the former Yugoslav
NATO Secretary General
Manfred Woerner said at the Munich
meeting that the alliance might have
to use force to end the war in
"We must not shrink from the
legitimate use of force if we are to
remain credible," Woerner said.
Under the peace plan put forward
by U.N. envoy Cyrus Vance and
Lord Owen, a negotiator from the
'European Community, each ethnic
'group would dominate three regions
of Bosnia. The area around Sarajevo
would be under joint control.
Muslims contend the plan would
reward Serbian aggression by giving
the Serbs control over Bosnian
territory they conquered.
Mate Boban, leader of Bosnian
Croats, expressed his impatience
Saturday with the pace of the talks.
"Any attempts to prolong this
conference, we believe, will just
mean a continuation of fighting and
destruction," he said.
Black Crowes fans
queue up for tickets
Now that's a bargain
Lisa Cohen, a first-year student at Michigan State University, bargains with Fred Mammel for a hip '70s print box
at the Kiwanis rummage sale this weekend.
Groovy '70s fashions make a comeback
by Will McCahill
Daily Staff Reporter
More than 100 hardy Black
Crowes fans braved sub-freezing
temperatures, driving snow, strange
looks from passersby and an obnox-
ious man named Joe last weekend to
buy tickets for the band's March 6
concert at Hill Auditorium.
Vouchers for seats in the first
through fourth rows were up for
grabs at 7:30 Saturday morning,
with tickets for the more distant
rows going on sale at 10 a.m. Ticket
seekers started staking out spots at
the Union 6:30 p.m. Friday.
"How can you be so cold when
the band is so hot?" demanded
Birmingham resident Kari Petrulis,
referring to complaining people who
were behind him in the line.
Petrulis joined the line at the
Union's north entrance at 2 a.m.
Eastern Michigan University
(EMU) junior Bryan McDonald,
who described himself as "a huge
Crowes fan," said he and his friend
Rob Nicholson, an EMU senior, had
been waiting at the Union since 6:30
McDonald and Nicholson, who
were first in line, ended up snaring
their vouchers at a few minutes after
10 a.m. Saturday.
Engineering junior Jason Howe,
who joined the gathering at 10 p.m.
Friday, said, "It's been very commu-
. The scourge of many fans in the
freezing crowd was Plymouth resi-
dent Joe Trame, who arrived inebri-
ated Saturday at 2:15 a.m.
Trame, a self-professed Black
Crowes maniac, sang the band's
songs off-key, told the assembled
masses jokes and was characterized
as generally incoherent and
annoying throughout the night.
"People risked their lives, frost-
bite, and Joe ... to get these vouch-
ers," said Ann Arbor resident Tom
Blackburn, who finally got his hands
on a voucher guaranteeing him
fourth-row seats at about10:30 a.m.
Saturday - almost nine hours after
he had joined the queue.
Kevin Gilmartin, director of ma-
jor events for the Michigan Union
Ticket Office, said the Black Crowes
had requested the distribution of a
limited number of vouchers.
Fans purchasing vouchers had to
have photo identification and sign
the voucher. Their tickets will be
held at Hill Auditorium, providing
they present the voucher and a photo
"Their idea was to give the real
fans the best seats," said Gilmartin,
who was affectionately called
"Voucherman" by waiting fans.
Of the 100 or so would-be con-
cert-goers who waited outside in the
cold for tickets, less than fifty actu-
ally got vouchers.
Since the tickets were also being
sold by phone and at other locations,
they sold out just after 11 a.m. Sat-
by Julie Robinson
People who think the '70s - the
decade of butterfly collars, The
Brady Bunch, parting your hair
down the middle, and bellbottoms -
are over may be sorely mistaken.
The hip and trendy items of
yesteryear may be making a
comeback, said many local
"They've been selling pretty
well," said Eastern Michigan
University student Terri Rosowski,
who was working on a display'of
platform shoes in Jacobson's Miss J
Rosowski, surrounded by an
array of clogs and cork-heeled shoes,
indicated that while it is her job to
display the items, she would never
buy them for herself.
"They're kind of funny and cute
to look at, but I personally hate the
thought of them coming back into
style," she said.
Some trends take a while to seep
into the mainstream, said other Ann
A few trend setters at Urban
Outfitters said students are mostly
opting for flannels, loose pants, little
plaid skirts, and long skirts with
slits. But in addition to the fads of
today, even the hip Urban Outfitters
is stocked up on bellbottoms.
"The (bellbottoms) that we have
aren't really that '70s. The denim is
not as heavy, and they are more
sculpted to the body," said Tanya
Kopper, an Urban Outfitters sales
person. "The used Levi's and T-
shirts are still easier to sell though."
Based on students' fashion sense
over the years, Levi's and a T-shirt
have been the standby when nothing
else looks right. This fashion stan-
dard has again been converted to
bellbottoms - priced at $40-$45 -
with or without a label.
Regardless of the constant on-
slaught of new fashion trends, many
people simply continue to wear
whatever they want - or whatever
"I think people, especially stu-'
dents are most into dressing them-
selves in their own style with what
they like," said Erich Schliesk, a
manager at Urban Outfitters.
"Whatever's comfortable usually
wins out in the end."
Q Environmental Action Coali-
tion, meeting, School of Natu-
ral Resources, Room 1040, 7
U Hillel, orthodox Shachrit ser-
vices, Hillel, upstairs lecture
room, 7:30 a.m.; The Birth of
Trees: Tu B'Shevat Seder,
Hillel, 6:30 p.m.
Q Indian American Students As-
sociation, board meeting,
Michigan League, Room A, 7
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice, beginners welcome,
CCRB, Martial Arts Room,
Q U-M Ninjitsu Club, practice,
I.M. Building, Wrestling Room
G21, 7:30-9 p.m.
Q U-M Tae Kwon Do Club, regu-
lar workout, CCRB, Room 2275,
Q Composers' Forum, School of
Music, Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Q Generating Career Ideas, Stu-
dent Activities Building, Room
3200, Career Planning & Place-
ment Conference Room, 4:10-
Q Inorganic Seminars, Structure
and Physical Properties of Non-
linear Optical Chalcogenides,
Room, 4:10-5 p.m.
Q Proposal Writing, introduction
to writing grant proposals and
fellowship applications, Inter-
national Center, Room 9,4 p.m.
Q Northwalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, Bursley Hall,
763-9255, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Q Peer Counseling, U-M Coun-
seling Services, 7 p.m.-8 a.m.,
Q Psychology Undergraduate
Peer Advising, sponsored by
Department of Psychology,
West Quad, Room K210, 10
Visit with our scientific staff members
during campus recruiting on Friday,
February 12th at the Career
planning, Chemistry, and
Engineering placement offices.
An informational seminar, "Discovery
Research at Genetics Institute," will be
hosted by Genetics Institute, on
Thursday, February 11th, 6-8 p.m., at
the Michigan Union Bates Room. If
you are unable to attend either event,
we invite you to send your resume to
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