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There is something new about the code for
students to worry about. Many of the charges
so far have been filed by DPS, creating a
watchdog for the University.

"Ishi:The Last Yahi" is a film about how a Native
American assimilated himself into the white
man's world and revolutionized stereotypes of
Native Americans.

This weekend, the Michigan baseball team took yet
another trip South. However, this time the
Wolverines had some success, winning
two-of-three games from Alabama.

Partly sunny;
High 46, Low 34
Partly sunny; High 48, Low 35



One hundred two years of editorial freedom


Val C g INo 11 nnAror

Hash Bash
suit moves
back to
local court
by David Rheingold
Daily Staff Reporter
Donald Shelton, the Washtenaw
circuit judge who ordered the
University to grant permits for Hash
Bash in 1990 and 1992, will decide
the fate of the annual event once
The University recently moved
the lawsuit to a U.S. District judge
- who returned it to Washtenaw
Circuit Court yesterday. The suit
asks for a court order that would al-
low Hash Bash to occur on the Diag
a week from Saturday.
Shelton - who has presided over
the University's perennial court bat-
tles against Hash Bash - will hear
the case again.
"I think he's going to laugh out
loud in the courtroom," said Adam
Brook, president of the campus
chapter of the National Organization
for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
(NORML). "He's not going to be-
lieve the University did this again. I
think he's really fed up with the
NORML filed a motion in Circuit
Court last month seeking a permit to
hold the 22-year-old rally. The mo-
tion was part of a year-old lawsuit.
Shelton initially was scheduled to
handle the matter, but the University
moved the case to federal court, say-
ing it raised constitutional questions
ithat fell under a federal court's
But yesterday, U.S. District
Judge Robert DeMascio issued an
order returning it to the Circuit
DeMascio refused the case be-
cause the University did not file for
removal within 30 days after
NORML first filed the case last year
as required.
Walter Harrison, executive direc-
tor of University relations, declined
to comment on the judge's order.
"We're confident in the position
we're taking," he said. "We'll just
argue it in front of another court."
Robert Carbeck, the American
Civil Liberties Union attorney repre-
senting NORML, agreed with
DeMascio's decision.
"I'm not surprised, to be very
honest about it," he said. "They
See HASH BASH, Page 2

by Kenneth Dancy
Daily Faculty Reporter

At a last-minute me
University arrived at the
what Graduate Emp
(GEO) President Dave
"changes that mader
However, after the to
committee members le
frustrated and without a
The teams agreed o
contract until April 1 t
with a state-appointed
GEO Bargaining Co
Curtiss said.
The talks were ca
Bargaining CommitteeI
Greene, in a final attem
agreement Friday. She
for comment.
Toland said a major
has been reached is beca
concerning the Univer
Last week, the Uni
the charge at $40, but G
for its elimination.
But during last nig

cial session
ds no new
ger said the University went back on the
registration fee and decided to cap it at $80.
"It's really frustrating to be so close and have
-eting yesterday, the them throw us this screwball," he said. "They
bargaining table with changed the whole terms of negotiations."
loye Organization He added that the University also made a
Toland described as proposal for a three-year contract, after GEO
mediation seem not proposed a two-year plan in which salary
would not have been discussed for another
alks, GEO bargaining year.
ft the LSA building Bargaining has been going on since Nov.
new contract. 20. After many financial disagreements, the
University was forced to extend the contract
nly to extend the TA three times since its original Feb. 1 expiration
a allow for a meeting date.
mediator March 25, At negotiations March 15, movement to--
mmittee Chair Jon ward a settlement was made, including the
University's retraction of GradCare - a
alled by University health plan that would have meant drastic
Chair Colleen Dolan- cuts to TA medical benefits, Curtiss said.
ipt to reach a contract However, the University did not extend
could not be reached the contract last Monday, leaving the TAs
without any formal work agreement - until
reason no settlement last night's 10-day extension.
ause of a disagreement The announcement of a final bargaining
sity's $80 registration session followed a GEO rally on the Diag fo-
cused at increasing TA support for the union.
versity agreed to cap GEO's membership now covers approxi-
3EO continued to fight mately two-thirds of all TAs at the University
- the highest it has ever been, said GEO
;ht's session, Curtiss See CONTRACT,;Page 2

Move over Abe!
In commemoration of Women's History Month, an anonymous person puts up a sign with politician
Geraldine Ferrarro's name on it next to a portrait of Abraham Lincoln yesterday in the Law Quad.

LSA to consider quantitative reasoning requirement

by Nate Hurley
Daily Administration Reporter

Student government to hostforum on poposal today

LSA students may soon be forced
to get over their fear of numbers.
A new graduation requirement in
quantitative reasoning could soon be
in place for students entering LSA in
the fall of 1994.
LSA faculty will vote on the
requirement proposal - which
would affect approximately 3,200
students per year - -at its April
The task force on quantitative
reasoning, chaired by Mathematics
Prof. Peter Hinman, came up with
the proposal as part of an LSA effort
to improve undergraduate education.
"The purpose is to empower
students who feel terrified about all

things that are quantitative," Hinman
said. "We want to design a number
of new courses in areas where these
students feel in control."
Students will have a chance to
ask questions and voice concerns
about the possible requirement at a
forum hosted by the LSA Student
The forum will meet today at
4:00 p.m. in the Executive
Conference Room in the LSA
"It's not a hot issue - yet.
They're trying to get student input. I
imagine there might be some
opposition or questions to this," said

Bill Lowry of LSA Student
Government. He added that all
students are welcome to attend.
Despite possible objections of
students, experts seem to agree that
the requirement would be valuable.
"It is true that in a number of
colleges, such a requirement has
been put in. There is a general
feeling throughout the academic
community that the area has been
neglected," Hinman said.
LSA Associate Dean Michael
Martin agreed.
"In general, what studies show is
that in college, students actually get
worse in quantitative or computation

skills, or they remain the same," he
"There are a number of students
who avoid math classes. That is a
very self-defeating, unhelpful
He said 77 percent of students
already take a class that would fulfill
the requirement.
He said courses in economics,
women's studies or even linguistics
can fulfill the requirement, while
simultaneously meeting other
distribution requirements.
However, the proposal is still in
its preliminary phases and many of
the courses that will meet the

requirement have not yet been
designed. Hinman said the task force
wanted to get the proposal passed by
faculty before further work was
"We saw the quantitative
reasoning requirement as an
opportunity to try to introduce
students to math in a less-threatening
manner," Martin said.
LSA senior Amy Gendelman, a
member of the curriculum
committee, said she supports the
proposed requirement.
"I think there are some things
that are good about it," she said.
- Daily News Editor Lauren
Dermer contributed to this report

PPIH decision to
be made by April
by Jennifer Silverberg partment in the School of Public
Daily Administration Reporter Health should be discontinued.
The fate of the department of The review committee, chaired
Population Planning and by John Romani, a professor of pub-
International Health (PPIH) will be lic health administration, includes:
decided by the end of April. Barbara Anderson, professor
Gilbert Whitaker, provost and of sociology;
vice president for academic affairs, Albert Cain, professor of psy-
selected a review committee last chology;
week, and the process is underway. Sheldon Danziger, professor of
Since last December, administra- social work and public policy;
tors and PPIH faculty have been de- Beverly Layton, a School of
bating whether or not the small de- See PPIH, Page 2
Monts looks forward to
minority affairs position

Health care
forum asks
for support
by David Shepardson
Daily Government Reporter

Ford Community College, workers
draped a big blue curtain across
the middle of the gym so the
Clinton administration could hold
its third town meeting on health
Symbolic of the continuing
efforts of the Clinton administra-
tion to focus attention on the broad
concept of "managed competition"
- rather than on the details of the
plan - a conference organizer
somewhat jokingly said, "Pay no
attention to that man behind the
curtain. "
Ambitiously titled "Conversa-
tions on Health: A Dialogue with

4Dby Salon! Janveja
.. . P. . _ ,att- -

trative work. One of the aspects of

Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala listens as a fellow panelist speaks about health reform during a



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