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Forum to
focus on
women
and policy
by Jen DiMascio
Daily Gender Issues Reporter
Often termed the "Year of the
Woman" in politics, this past election
has inspired students in the School of
Public Policy to increase awareness
about the role of women in policy mak-
,.ng.
About 40 students in the School of
Public Policy will host "Women in Poli-
tics and Policy," a two-day conference
at Rackham Auditorium beginning to-
morrow.
Kim Stone, who organized the sym-
posium, said they chose women as the
topic because of their increased visibil-
ity in the 1992 election.
Lynn Yaekel, an unsuccessful can-
didate for Pennsylvania's seat in the
U.S. Senate, will deliver the keynote
address entitled, "Lessons Learned in
the Year of the Woman."
Also scheduled to appear at the con-
ference are local Michigan state Reps.
Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Arbor), Mary
Schroer (D-Ann Arbor) and Jessie
Dalman (R-Holland). They will discuss
their campaign strategies.
In addition to political offices, dis-
cussion will include topics such as fam-
ily planning, wage and hiring discrimi--
nation, and women and the law.
Michael Traugott, a research scien-
tist at the University's Institute for So-
cial Research, will introduce a work-
shop about gender gaps in voting.
Traugott described the gender gap.
He said although women and men may
hold the same opinion about an issue,
they may' prioritize issues differently.
Traugott cited abortion as such an
issue and said women often vote solely
according to a candidate's position on
this issue.
In addition, Afaf Omer, visiting as-
sistant professor in the Center for Afri-
can American Studies, said she plans to
speak about issues centering on women
of color, including the American per-
ception of Islamic law.
"Islamic legislation in the west may
seem restrictive, but in the process it
really is not. Women are stronger and
have more say than is perceived in the
'west," she said.

The Michigan Daily- Wednesday, March 10, 1993- Page 3
MSA debate to
ighlht views
of candidates

MICHELLE GUY/Da
First year RC student Charles Wu (right) gets help yesterday in the International Center from peer advisor Wil
Klass, an LSA senior, and International Opportunities Advisor Jeannine Lorenger.
Programs offer experienCe
in international work for

by Jennifer Tianen
Daily MSA reporter
Michigan Student Assembly hope-
fuls will face questioners on important
campus issues at North Campus Com-
mons tonight.
The four parties competing for seats
on the assembly will be debating in the
East Roomat8p.m.Thedebate is jointly
sponsored by the LSA Student Govern-
ment and Engineering Student Publica-
tions.
"It's a short, informal debate open to
anyone," said Aaron Williams, a mem-
berof Engineering Student Publications.
Candidates representing the Conser-
vative Coalition, the Keg Party, the
Michigan Party and the Progressives
have agreed to argue their points.
"We want to give the Keg Party equal
time mainly because they' rea new party
and may offer new insight into MSA,"
Williams said. "It's always good to get
new people involved in the MSA politi-
cal process."
Questions will focus on issues such
as the Diag policy, the Statement of
Student Rights and Responsibilities,
ways to make the assembly more effec-
tive and their goals as student represen-
tatives.

"The debate will be on North Cam=
pus because traditionally, North Cam-
pus is overlooked," Williams said.
"Hopefully, a few questions will be
askedabout the North Campuscommu-
nity."
The following four panelists will be
questioning the assembly candidates:
Roger DeRoo, current MSA rep-
resentative;
Frank Gulczinski, member of the
Engineering Council;
Bill Lowry, LSA student govern-
ment president; and,
Matt Wilk, columnist for the
Michigan Review.
"We've asked people to come up
with eightquestions each, which will be
proposed separately to each candidate,"
Williams said.
The session is expected to run a little
over an hour.
"The main focus of this is so that the
candidates do not bash other candidates
but instead tell what they're going to do
on MSA," Williams said.
Traditionally, two or three debates
are held to give candidates a forum to
express their ideas.
"This debate could make or break a
lot of people running," Williams said.

by Julie Robinson
University students are the
nation's leading collegiate
globetrotters, as they cross national
boundaries looking for careerexperi-
ence and fun.
The Council on International Edu-
cational Exchange (CIEE) presented
the University with the award for
leading all U.S. schools in sending
students to work overseas. The Uni-
versity has won the award five out of
the seven years it has been offered,
beating out such schools as Stanford,
Wisconsin and Harvard.
Bill Nolting, director of the
University's International .Center,
attributed the large number of stu-
dents participating in overseas work
programs to the comprehensive re-
sources at the center.
CIEE, a nonprofit organization,
directs a network of work opportuni-
ties in Britain and Ireland. CIEE works
in conjunction with British Universi-
ties North America Club (BUNAC)
and Irish Student Travel Service en-

abling students to cut through gov-
ernment red-tape by providing a
working permit and employment ser-
vices.
The International Center is pre-
senting an information session to-
morrow on work opportunities in
Britain and Ireland at the center to
encourage more students to work
abroad. An information table will
also be set up in the Michigan Union.
Nolting said he expects many stu-
dents to ask about the programs.
The center has additional infor-
mation on about 2,000 study pro-
grams around the world, he added.
"Depending upon what a person
wants to do, where they want to go,
and for how long, we help them
clarify their goals and objectives," he
said, adding that University students
seem to be self-sufficient and indus-
trial.
Paul Scoble, a senior coordinator
at CIEE credits the University's lib-
eral atmosphere for the high number
of student participants.

"U of M has a history of forward
thinking and a liberal environment
and progressive view to the world.
"Students know that experience
abroad goes hand-in-hand with class-
room learning."
Some students who have partici-
pated in the CIEE programs said it
was a pleasure to obtain international
work experience so easily.
"Finding ajob couldn'thave been
any easier for me, because the jobs
actually found me, said LSA junior
Heather Loved, who is a BUNAC
participant currently working in
Bristol, England.
"Scraping food from peoples'
slobber ridden dishes is not my idea
of fun, nor is groveling for a measly
tip, but I am loving everything here
anyways," she added in a interview
over electronic mail.
Loved said she makes the
equivalent of about $300 per week,
but admitted that its very hard to save
money when surrounded by stores
and items unavailable in this country.

Funds to soften blow

of defense cutbacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Clinton is freeing about $1.5 billion to
help companies, workers and communi-
ties adjust to defense cuts - a sign that
he will push for a more active federal
role in weaning the economy from its
defense dependence.

"During the Reagan and Bush ad-
ministrations their position was that ..
their job was fielding weapons systems,
keeping the troops equipped, and that
problems in the industrial base would
be handled by the market one way or
another," Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M )

'During the Reagan and Bush administrations
their position was that ... their job was fielding
weapons systems, keeping the troops equipped,
and that problems in the industrial base would
be handled by the market one way or another.'
- Jeff Bingaman
D-N.M.
rl

'Officers charge Detroit police with harassment

DETROIT (AP) - Some Latino
police officers say harassment on the
job has gotten worse since they came
forward with allegations of discrimina-
tion by their superiors.
Officers say they are being cited for
minor infractions such as not wearing a
hat while walking from a patrol car to
precinct headquarters, not having their
shoes shined, or failing to complete
their paperwork immediately after the
end of a shift.

Police Chief Stanley Knox said he
had not heard any specific complaints,
but he told The Detroit News in
yesterday's editions that he "would not
tolerate anybody being mistreated."
Knox, who is known for strict dress
code enforcement, said if officers are
being cited for uniform violations it is
because they are breaking specific rules
and regulations spelled out in the de-
partment manual.
"If a superior officer is correcting

someone on that, he's doing his job,"
Knox said.
Knox said none of the officers has
filed a formal harassment complaint
with the department. But one Latino
officer said he has filed a complaint
with the federal Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission.
Nineteen-year force veteran Greg
Huizar said he was cited for spending
two hours of overtime filling out paper-
work for an arrest that occurred 15

Student groups
Q AIESEC, International Business
Organization, meeting, Business
Administration Building, Room
1276,6 p.m.
Q Hillel, IMPAC Meeting, Hillel, 7
p.m.; havurah Study Break, East
Quad, 9p.m.; Hebrew University
Informational Meeting, by ap-
pointment, call 769-0500.
Q Hindu Students Council, Mosher-
Jordan, Nikki Giovanni Lounge,
8 p.m.
Q Japan Student Association, meet-
ing, Michigan Union, Kuenzel
Room, 8 p.m.
Q Newman Catholic Student Fel-
lowship Associattion, U-M
Catholic Student Fellowship, 7
p.m.; Centering Prayer, 7 p.m.;
Saint Mary Student Parish, 331
Thompson St.
Q Social Group for Lesbians, Gay
Men, and Bisexuals, meeting,
East Quad, check room at front
desk, 9 p.m.
U Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice, CCRB, Martial Arts
Room, 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Q Students Concerned About Ani-
mal Rights, meeting, Michigan
Union, MUG, 7:30 p.m.
Q TaeKwonDo Club, regular work-
out, CCRB, Room 2275, 7-8:30
p.m.
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7:30-9 p.m.
Q U-M Students of Objectivism,
Introduction to Objectivist Epis-
temology,Chapter6, MLB ,Room
B119,7 p.m.
Events
Q ArtVideo, The WorldBegan atIle-
Ife: Meaning and Function in
Yoruba Art, and Africa Calls: Its
Drums and Musical Instruments,
Art Museum, AV Room, 12:10
p.m.
Q The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,
movie, Oxford Housing, Max
Kade Haus, 8 p.m.
Q Charles Owen Memorial Master
Class, Rackham Amphitheatre, 8
p.m.
Q Contemporary and Traditional
Ceramic Work from
Jingdezhen, China, slide lecture,
Art & Architechture Building,
Room 2216-19,3 p.m.
Q Debate on School Vouchers, spon-
sored by the Federalist Society,
Law School, Hutchins Hall, 4:10
p.m.
U Focus on Teaching, Chemistry
Building, Room 1706,3-5 p.m.
Q Haiti Solidarity Group, Rice and
Beans Dinner, and "Haiti: Killing
the Dream," video, Guild House,
802 Monroe St., 6-8 p.m.
Q Heart Politics, Fran Peavey, lec-
hi,. orrhnm Amnhithmitre '7

and Europe: Contexts for Com-
munity Activism, Michigan
League, Henderson Room, 7:30
p.m.
Q Sources of Soviet Totalitarian-
ism: Family and Village Struc-
tures, CREES Brown Bag Lec-
ture,Lane Hall, Commons Room,
12 p.m.
Q Stopping Rape, Women's Studies
Brown Bag Series, West Engi-
neering Building, Room 232D,
12 p.m.
Q Synthetic Transformations Based
on Low-Valent Tin and Ger-
manium Reagents, organic semi-
nar, Chemistry Building, Room
1640,4 p.m.
U Teaching as a Religious Act,
Merrill Lecture, Michigan
League, Vandenburg Room, 7-.
9:30 p.m.
Q University Choir/Chamber
Choir, Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Student services
Q ECB Student Writing Center,
Angell Hall Computing Center,
7-11 p.m.
Q Northwalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice, Bursley Hall, 763-9255, 8
p.m.-1:30 a.m.
U Peer Counseling, U-M Counsel-
ing Services, 764-8433,7 p.m.-8
a.m.
Q~ Psvehnlnov I ndergraduate Peer

minutes before his shift ended.
Huizarhas complained totheEEOC,
saying the depatment would not allow
him medical leave after he suffered a
stress attack. Huizar told The News he
believes he is being singled out after
criticizing the department in the police
union newspaper.
The officers first went public with
their allegations in a Jan. 24 Detroit
News article. Much of their criticism
centered on low Latino representation
in the department. The officers say the
911 emergency servicehasno Spanish-
speaking operators and just one Latino
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The $1.5 billion is one piece of a
broader, long-term effort by Clinton to
demilitarize the economy and end the+
overwhelming focus on military uses of
technology that prevailed during the
decades of preparing for war with the
Soviet Union.
Congress has tried for several years
to increase the pace of this defense "con-
version," but it was aphilosophical buga-
boo for Republican administrations,
which argued that government should
stay out of the way.

said inan interview. "Nowtthinkthere'i
a growing recognition that we need t6
do more."
The $1.5 billion was approved by
Congress last fall but put on hold by the
Bush administration.
As evidence that Clinton views deb
fense conversion as mainly economic
rather than military, he put his National
Economic Council in charge of coordi'
nating it. The National Security Couch-
cil is involved, but not as the leading
player.

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