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Amitava Mazumdar doesn't want to see "A Fish
Called Wanda" a second time. Stutterers don't
have it easy, but there are ways to make life

They took over MTV. Then they innudated pop
culture. Now Chris Lepley is the latest captive of
Beavis and Butt-Head.

Despite the loss of eight letterwinners, the
coaches and media picked the Michigan hockey
team to finish second in the CCHA this season.

Cloudy, chance of rain;
High 54, Low 38
Chance of snow; High 44, Low 30


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One hundred three years of editorial freedom


Vol. CIV, No. 2 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, September 30, 1993 ©1993 The Michigan Daily



Candidates for
Riegle's spot
must refocus

Christopher Tsou chalks the Chinese word for "Heaven" on the Diag yesterday. The student group Diverse Absurdities/Destroy Apathy passed out chalk to students.
Polc masth'U' allowscfacultsy-stden affairs
Policy mandates that students, instructors divulge romantic relationships

1994 Senate race will turn into is too
early to say, but it won't look like
what it has been until now, a slam fest
on the incumbent, Sen. Donald Riegle.
The announcement Tuesday that
he won't seek re-election to a fourth
six-year term has sent strategists scur-
rying back to their planning tables.
The 20,000 "Dump Riegle"
bumper stickers the Republicans pre-
pared must be put aside. Their main
attack point, Riegle's ties to the sav-
ings-and-loan disaster, no longer has
much meaning to Michigan voters.
"All the work we've done on Riegle
... is somewhat irrelevant," admits
Gary Koops, a spokesperson for the
National Republican Senatorial Com-
mittee, "unless of course he endorses
Rep. Joseph Knollenberg (R-
Mich.) agreed the dynamics changed.
"No longer can Republicans sim-
ply point to the incumbent and focus
on his flaws," said Knollenberg, of
Bloomfield Hills. "We must offer a
vision of change and a plan of action
to the voters of this state.
Most likely on the agenda will be
the North American Free Trade Agree-
ment, a pact among the United States,
Canada andMexico that removes trade
barriers; implementation of a univer-
sal health care plan, especially to the
extent taxation and government ex-
pansion are involved; and other initia-
tives tied to President Clinton.
"Clinton's tax policies and the state
of the economy if itdoesn'tturn around
... will be very tough on Democratic
candidates," said William Ballenger,

In the world of academia, relation-
ships between students and their teach-
ers are sacred. The teachers teach, the
students learn, the marketplace of ideas
But what happens when professors
finds themselves wanting to teach more
than what the course requires? What,
happens when the relationships turn
personal, even intimate? ,
The answer may be surprising.
Although it has almost always been
an issue on college campuses, the ques-
tion of appropriate behavior between
students and their professors came into

the spotlight again last Spring when
the faculty senate at the University of
Virginia, in Charlottesville, Va.,
banned student-professor romantic re-
lationships during the period of in-
The University of Michigan also
has a policy regarding such interac-
tions, but it isn't as harsh.
"We do have a policy and it is
included in our sexual harassment
policy. Michigan's policy is more
moderate," said Kay Dawson, assis-
tant to the provost and principal drafter
of the sexual harassment policy. "We
say, 'It's not a good idea."'
Dawson outlined the University's

position, "If a relationship begins then
the faculty member has the responsi-
bility to remove himself or herself
from all grading. It's a disclose and
remove response. You disclose (the
relationship) to the person that is your
supervisor so that these alternative
arrangements can be made."
When the University issued the
sexual harassment policy in Novem-
ber 1991, a policy on student-profes-
sor relationships was included. The
policy also extends to student-teach-
ing assistant (TA) relationships.
"The institution felt it was impor-
tant to address the issue," Dawson

"This is a very big issue on college
campuses throughout the country ... .
We were assisted in the effort because
our faculty had already issued a state-
ment of principle on this topic in
In 1986 the faculty senate assem-
bly, a representative government for
faculty units, adopted a statement on
"The idea on this is that people
have the right to form personal rela-
tionships with people they choose to
form them with. It's protected under
the Constitution in the right of pri-
vacy," Dawson said.
See ROMANCE, Page 2

Dashner helps 'U'
celebrate Native
American culture

editor of Inside Michigan Politics.
"There's a real question of whether
they're running away from Clinton or
running with him."
Spencer Abraham, former chair-
man oftheMichigan Republican Party
and the Republican front-runner, said
his strategy wouldn't change. He said
he would continue to focus on fight-
ing big government, high taxes and
other "liberal" ideas.
"I haven'theard Spencer Abraham
say anything about that for the last
few months, it's been aconstant drum-
beat of criticism of Don Riegle,"
Ballenger said.
Of course, strategy always is dif-
ferent in an open seat.
"Without the incumbent, both par-
ties' candidates have a much more
difficult task of defining themselves,"
said Myron Levine, political science
department chair at Albion College.
State Sen. Lana Pollack of Ann
Arbor, the only Democrat who had
announced a willingness to take on
Riegle in aprimary, will have to change
her strategy too. Chances are she'll be
joined by several other Democrats.
The names of potential candidates
are being tossed around wildly.
Republicans include former U.S.
Rep. Carl Pursell (R-Plymouth); U.S.
Rep. Dave Camp (R-Midland); and
even Gov. John Engler, who has been
expected to seek another term.
Democrats include former Gov.
James Blanchard, now ambassador to
Canada; Wayne County executive Ed
McNamara, Macomb County Pros-
ecutor Carl Marlinga; and state Sen.
John Kelly (D-Grosse Pointe Woods).
new auto
Big Three to start
research on 80 mpg car
ing a "technological venture as ambi-
tious as any" in U.S. history, President
Clinton unveiled a government alli-
ance with the Big Three automakers
yesterday to develop cars that would
get 80 miles per gallon.
The initiative envisions merging
automakers' expertise with the muscle
of government laboratories to create a
new generation of low-polluting au-
tos over the next decade that would
triple current gas mileage. -
Ranked by the Big Three CEOs at
the White House, Clinton compared
the research partnership to the Apollo
project that put man on the moon and
said it will usher in "a new car-crazy
chapter" in American history.
"We are going to try to... launch a
technological adventure as ambitious
as any our nation has ever attempted,"
the president said.
The product of six months of ne-
gotiations between the White House
and automakers, the program also rep-
resents a key test for Clinton's emerg-
ing industrial policy that envisions
using more federal research money
and the government' s scientific ex-

Mike Dashner believes he was for-
tunate for the opportunity to grow up
on the brink of two different worlds.
Dashner, the Native American rep-
resentative for Minority Student Ser-
vices (MSS), was born in Chicago, but
spent much of his youth living on each
of his parents' na-
tive reservations. 4
"I was lucky in
that I got a good
mixture of both
worlds - a half-
year on the reser-
vation, and a half-
year in an urban
environment," he
said. "My value Dasher
system was devel-
oped on the reservation and my educa-
tion in the city."
* Although he works in Ann Arbor,
Dashner still maintains very strong
ties to his parents' reservations - he
tries to return every weekend.
"The reservation is like the origi-
nal home - the city is where you go to
make a living. The reservation is the
real home because your history is
He said the reservations offered
him a sense of stability when he was
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didn't hunt, you didn't eat - there
was no welfare system. You had to be
a farmer and know the seasons."
Dashner said now, because of
chemical spills that have polluted the
reservations' environments, it is no
longer possible to live off hunting
and fishing. The welfare system has
caused the once self-sufficient popu-
lation to lose its independence as well
as drained the initiative of the youth,
he said.
Dashner is committed to improv-
ing the lives and opportunities of all
Native Americans. As the MSS Na-
tive American representative, a posi-
tion he has held since 1986, he works
closely with Native American stu-
dents and organizations.
Dashner helps the students plan
and execute activities. He also main-
tains a list of contacts within the Uni-
versity to help students gain influ-
As the Native American represen-
tative, Dashner has played a central
role in organizing the annual Ann
Arbor Pow Wow. Dashner said one of
his most memorable experiences was
when University President James
Duderstadt delivered the welcoming
address for the Pow Wow a few years
Melissa Lopez of the Office of
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Rushees Lynda Ceballos, a first-year pre-med student, left, and Heather Bjerke, nursing sophomore, examine their bids yesterday.
Sororities welcome new pledges as
Bid Day closes 1993 Panhel Rush

"Wear all black! Bring a change of
clothes and a big smile!"
The first-year student reread her
bid for the 100th time before she left
her Alice Lloyd Residence Hall room.
She tried to remember to smile as she

some jubilant, others despondent.
Invitations from houses were wel-
come sights to the rushees, who had
been told whether or not they had
received bids Tuesday night. The news
came from their Rush Counselors (Rho
Chis), who help rushees by bridging
the gap between the individuals and
. _ _ _ _

After almost three weeks, Rush
ended Monday night with Final Des-
Aspects of the Rush process man-
date that the period lasted this long,
said Panhel Advisor Mary Beth Seiler.
"It had to be kept long in order to
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