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This year's Greek Week includes activities to
heighten sexual-assault awareness. Members of
the Greek system should be commended for their
efforts.

In the 1980s, Bon Jovi was the fantasy of
teenyboppers everywhere. This week, the band
played at the Palace. Read Kristen Knudsen's
review of the concert.

The Michigan men's swimming team goes to
Indianapolis today looking for its eighth straight Big
Ten title. The Wolverines are led by silver medalists
Eric Namesnik and Gustavo Borges.

Today
Snow, sleet and rain;
High 36, Low 30
Tomorrow
Cloudy, light snow; High 34, Low 26

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MSA launches
campaign to
attract voters
by Adam Anger
Daily MSA Reporter
Poll workers for Michigan Student Assembly
elections find their jobs very lonely. Many
representatives to MSA feel their hard campaign
work is wasted. Less than 10 percent of students
voted in MSA elections last fall. The vast majority of
University students do not take time to cast ballots in
these contests..
In an attempt to conquer this ongoing problem, the
newly formed Michigan Party has proposed a non-
partisan voter turnout drive.
MSA Elections Staff will provide all assembly
candidates with non-partisan posters to distribute in
addition to their own campaign posters.
"We know everyone is for the same goal of more
student participation, and-therefore we think many
candidates will comply with this," said Michigan
See CAMPAIGN, Page 2

Provost fails to
announce new
art school dean

PETER MATTHEWS/Daily
LSA senior John Sullivan paints a poster as part of a promotional effort to increase student
participation in the upcoming MSA elections.

by Kenneth Dancyger
Daily Faculty Reporter
Provost Gilbert Whitaker an-
nounced Tuesday that the University
has not yet found a permanent re-
placement for the interim dean of the
School of Art.
Since September, a search com-
mittee has been interviewing candi-
dates to fill the position. The group
presented the names of two finalists
to Whitaker several weeks ago. He
was expected to have chosen the
new dean by early this week.
However, at a meeting on North
Campus, Whitaker told School of
Art faculty, staff, and students that
he and University President James
Duderstadt determined the candi-
dates for dean were "good, but not
good enough."
Whitaker asked faculty to express
their opinions and concerns with the
University's decision. He added that
the University would need at least
three weeks to assess the situation
and determine "the appropriate steps
to take."
Attempts to reach Whitaker were
unsuccessful, but Kay Dawson, as-
sistant to the Provost, said, "in the
view of the President and the
Provost, neither of the candidates

were ready to lead the school."
She added that Whitaker felt it
was better to take the extra time to
re-evaluate candidates than "go for-
ward with a decision he was not en-
thusiastic about."
The announcement sparked some
concern within the school's faculty
and staff, as interim dean Prof. John
Stevenson is scheduled to retire in
July.
Stevenson was appointed in 1991
to replace Dean Margery Levy,
when faculty voted that a change in
leadership was needed, said Art
Prof. Alfredo Montalvo.
Stevenson said, although he re-
mains disappointed with Whitaker's
announcement, he is not yet con-
cerned about the future of the School
of Art.
Montalvo also expressed discon-
tent with Whitaker's announcement,
but said it is not appropriate to
comment until the faculty has the
chance to evaluate the implications
of the decision.
"We just have to determine
where to go from here," Stevenson
said. "The school will continue to
function as it always has."

MSA confirms executive candidates

by Jennifer Tianen
Daily MSA Reporter
The race is on.
The candidates vying for the
presidential and vice presidential
seats on the Michigan Student
Assembly were confirmed
Tuesday night after the 5 p.m.
filing deadline.
While the parties' platforms
are diverse, they share a common

goal of increasing funding to
student organizations.
University Activities Center
President Jason Hackner and LSA
Rep. Erika Gottfried are the
Progressives running for president
and vice president, respectively.
Hackner said his platform is a
movement for student empower-
ment. "Blueprint for Change" will
fight the proposed 15-percent

tuition increase and promote rights
for typically underrepresented
groups including women,
minorities and gays, lesbians and
bisexuals.
"MSA has to be more account-
able to students," Hackner said.
"The student government has also
got to be clear on what can really
be accomplished in one year."
Michigan Party members and

MSA Reps. Craig Greenberg and
Brian Kight are running for presi-
dent and vice president,
respectively.
"The most important point of
our platform is that we are acting
as an advocate for students,. not
ideologies," Greenberg said.
He said more funding to all
student groups and student
See CANDIDATES, Page 2

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DPS officers arrest
University sophomore,
two housemates on
*breaking-and-entering,
possession of stolen
goods charges
by Will McCahill
Daily Crime Reporter
The pre-trial examination of a University
student and two of his housemates - arrested
last month on charges of breaking and enter-
ing and possession of stolen goods - was
postponed yesterday to give lawyers time to
work on a plea-bargain arrangement.
LSA sophomore Jonathan Morris, Justin
Denhard and Jennifer Podolan were arrested
by officers of the University Department of
Public Safety (DPS) Feb. 24 for entering
Angell Hall and the Chemistry Building and
for possession of thousands of dollars of
goods they allegedly stole from the buildings,
including computers, fax machines, a copier
and walkie-talkies.
The three allegedly broke into Angell Hall
Jan. 28 and the Chemistry Building Feb. 16.
Police found the stolen goods in the trio's

Ann Arbor apartment on Feb. 22 after Judge
Timothy Connors issued a search warrant for
the premises.
DPS Lt. James Smiley said tips from peo-
ple who witnessed the crime helped lead po-
lice to the three.
All three were released on personal recog-
nizance bonds after being arraigned by
Connors on Feb. 25.
Nicholas Roumel of University Student
Legal Services is handling Morris' case in
15th District Court.
Smiley said police believe the three may
have gone to high school together in Macomb
County. Roumel could not confirm or deny
this, nor could he comment on the relation-
ship between the three beyond the fact that
they live together.
Each person was charged with two counts
for each building - a breaking-and-entering
count and a count of possessing stolen goods.
All charges are felonies, with the former
charge carrying a maximum 10-year jail sen-
tence. The latter charge has a five-year jail
sentence and/or a $2,500 fine as its maximum
penalty.
The pre-trial examination scheduled for
yesterday was pushed back to March 17 after
both sides agreed to the delay.

People watching
Brady the dog looks on as three students take advantage of the warm weather by jogging through the Diag yesterday.

Medstart
wins prize
rewarding
teamwork
by Sarah Kiino
Daily Staff Reporter
Students' teamwork received
recognition yesterday when the
Saturn Corporation joined with the
University to present the annual
Saturn Award.

OSU bar publishes apology for 'offensive' sign

A team of medical students
won the 1993 Saturn
Award, sponsored by the
Saturn Corporation, for
teamwork in community
service.
The team includes:
David Olson, Nancy
Hopkins, Audrea
Merchant, Randell
Stickland, Stephanie
Scott, Kevin Hibbert,
Pamela Davies, Gillian
Barclay, Norman
Harrison, and Heidi
Brown.
A University committee
chose the Medstart group

by Jen DiMascio
Daily Gender Issues Reporter
The windows of West Quad are
not the only homes for signs that
women find offensive.
At The Pit, a bar near The Ohio
State University, a bill that angered
some campus women was posted in
the bathrooms for nearly six months.
The sign, advertising Ladies'
night, listed a number of slang terms

used to describe women. Among the
nouns listed were: "babes, box,
trolls, chicks, wenches, bimbo, ho's
(sic), broads, tuna and foxes."
OSU's student newspaper, The
Lantern, published an article about
the flyer on Feb. 18. The article de-
scribed the complaints of campus
women's organizations such as
Students For Choice, and OSU's
division of the National

Organization For Women (NOW).
Joyce Chandler, president of
NOW's OSU chapter, called for a
boycott of the bar.
"It's just ridiculous in 'the year
of the woman' to degrade us," she
said.
But Stef Goldberg - who repre-
sents Students For Choice - said in
a Lantern article that a boycott
would not change the attitudes of

people who attend the bar.
Martin Yeltzer, The Pit's man-
ager, said the Ladies' night flyer was
up for nearly six months before any-
one noticed it.
"I knew it was a little base -
maybe a little offensive - but we
were just trying something new,"
Yeltzer said.
After the article was published,
See SIGN, Page 2

Holocaust ad in Daily Texan angers campus community

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