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,'U' hooks up
on free speech
By JULIE ROBIlNSON
DALY STAFF REPORTER
Political correctness is not only a
debated topic at the University, but
one that ignites passionate opinions
among students and faculty at uni-
versities across the country.
The Office of Student Affairs ar-
ranged a satellite hookup of a live,
interactive videoconference facili-
tated by The State University of New
York and sponsored by PBS.
The program, entitled "New Con-
flict on Campus: Can We Live With
the First Amendment?" provided an
opportunity for discourse on the con-
Its purpose was to give viewers
the chance to hear noted speakers
reflect on First Amendment rights
relating to students, and to voice
their concerns over the struggle to
protect and define it.
The panel of five freedom of
speech experts was moderated by
Cliarlayne Hunter-Gault, national
correspondent for "The MacNeil
Lehrer NewsHour," and consisted of
former president of the University of
Virginia, RobertO' Neil; Nat Hentoff,
journalist and author of the book
"Free Speech for Me - But Not for
* Thee"; and experienced professors
of law, history and sociology.
The panel watched and discussed
taped reconstructed situations and
the 'reactions of other scholars and
One of the re-creations enacted a
dialogue between a professor and
student who had differing opinions
about the racial presence in the novel
Another depicted fraternity rush
flyers using advertising that women
found demeaning and pornographic.
With the help ofmodern technol-
ogy, students across the country could
ask questions and relate personal
experiences by sending a fax or call-
ing a "1-800" number.
"The lines are just ringing and
ringing," repeated pleased modera-
Questions and comments came
in from Olympia, Wash., to Iowa
The Iowa caller informed the
panel that a speech code amendment
had just been passed a day earlier
that required faculty to give a de-
tailed description of any offensive
material students may encounter in
"How does one then protect
people from offensive speech with-
out inflicting on the essence of free
speech?" was a main question
throughout the discourse.
Jeany Cheng, an LSA senior, at-
tended the presentation as a supple-
ment to her Communication 202
Freedom of Expression class. She
was pleased with the opportunity to
hear the many viewpoints.
"I like how they have people call-
ing in and the panel really seems
sensitive towards the issue. They are
really getting down totheheart of the
matter and relating their personal
experience to add to their opinions."
Marching Band delights fans
with hard work, dedication
By LAURIE OSWALD
FOR THE DAILY
As Homecoming weekend begins,
the Michigan Marching Band gears
up for another football Saturday in
Ann Arbor. And when alumni, stu-
dents and fans return to the stands of
Michigan Stadium tomorrow, the
band will take the field.
With more than 300 members, the
Michigan Marching Band performs
at every home football game, delight-
ing fans with the familiar tunes of
"Hail to the Victors" and "Go Blue."
During the third quarter of each
game, the Band takes to the field,
motivating fans in the stands to cheer
on the maize and blue and do the
The marching band practices for
an hour and a half every day, Monday
through Friday at Elbel Field.
Carrie Perman, LSA senior and
marching band member, said the hard
work and hours of practice are worth
"It's a really good experience. I
like all of the people, we have a lot of
fun," Perman added.
Perman said her favorite part of
being in the marching band is coming
out of the tunnel during pre-game and
seeing 100,000 Michigan fans "go
Funding for the marching band is
provided by the Athletic Department,
Music school, and alumni support
Although the band usually travels
to several games each season, this
year the band traveled only to Michi-
"There is just not enough time or
money to attend othergames," Perman
Additional financial support for
the band is provided by Tau Beta
Sigma, a national honorary service
sorority, and Kappa Kappa Psi, a na-
tional honorary service fraternity.
Both organizations are comprised
mainly of marching band members
but are open to members of any band
on the University campus.
The two organizations work to-
gether on several fundraisers, includ-
ing car washes, bottle drives and the
cleaning of Crisler Arena.
The money raised this year will go
toward the purchase of new uniforms
for next year.
Carol Gerstner, a School of Nurs-
ing senior and president of Tau Beta
Sigma, said, "Although fundraising
is important, the focus of our group is
on true service."
Gerstner said her group, which
includes a membership of 31 active
members and 22 membership candi-
dates, works with Kappa Kappa Psi to
provide hands-on service to various
The two organizations clean the
band hall for visiting marching bands,
and last year provided receptions af-
ter concerts for other University bands.
LSA sophomores Eli Neiburger and Skip Seitz, tuba players, do the high-step
during practice with the Michigan Marching Band.
Students call North Campus parking unsafe
Band members are introduced to
these honorary groups during infor-
mational meetings. There, active
members and possible new members
have a chance to meet and get to know
Possible new members who dem-
onstrate a dedication to helping the
band are chosen and enter an "educa-
tionalperiod," during which they learn
more about the sorority or fraternity.
According to Gerstner and Neelav
Hajra, an LSA senior and president of
Kappa Kappa Psi, no hazing or pledge
pranks are required of new members
"We try to make all freshmen feel
comfortable," Gerstner said. "If they
are made to feel at the bottom of the
ladder, they will not perform as well."
Hajra added, "Hazing's wrong in
the first place. There is no point in
hazing people who are there to help
The anti-hazing policy of Tau Beta
Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi is in
accordance with the entire band, which
strictly prohibits hazing. Gerstner
stated, "No hazing would go on in the
band under Band Director Gary Lewis.
It is absolutely forbidden."
In response to the allegations of
hazing within the Michigan State
University Marching Band, Hajra
said, "I have heard and seen other
college bands haze before. Other
bands may choose to do it but we do
to health plan.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Strug-
gling to regain momentum on health
care after weeks of criticism and for-
eign-policy distractions, President
Clinton defended his plan yesterday
and won cheers for promising a 75-
cent cigarette tax increase.
Clinton rebutted Democratic and.
Republican critics and casthis health-
care plan as not only socially respon-
sible but also "hardheaded econom-
"There are times when doing the
right thing morally and ethically is
also good business," he told business
A group of senators introduced a
"managed competition" plan yester-
day they portrayed as a mainstream
alternative to Clinton's plan.
Clinton wants to guarantee health
coverage to all Americans by the end
of 1997. He would require employers
to pay at least 80 percent of their
workers' average health insurance
premiums, with employeespaying the
rest. Small businesses and low-wage
workers would get subsidies to help
pay their share.
The president drew cheers when
he confirmed for the first time that his
health-care legislation would include
a 75-cent increase in the federal ciga
rette tax, now 24 cents.
By NADIA CHOWHAN
FOR THE DAILY
Jaimi Tarnow stood for hours in
the pouring rain in drenched clothes.
She looked ahead to see about 200
people in front of her all waiting for
the same elusive piece of paper - a
North Campus parking spot.
After the long mid-September
wait, the LSA first-year student won-
dered if it was worth the hassle.
During the summer, Parking Ser-
vices changed the once-free North
Campus commuter lot to reduced rate
parking, and moved the free lot to
Glacier Way, a one-and-a-half-mile
walk from the heart of North Campus.
Several commuters have com-
plained about the change.
Susan Kirkpatrick, Parking Ser-
vices manager, explained, "Parking
is being expanded out from the core
She would not comment on the
The Glacier Way lot is in an iso-
lated corner of North Campus. There
is no path leading to North Campus
buildings either along Glacier Way or
through the woods.
"It's scary out there," said Jenni-
fer Starnnan, president of the Univer-
sity of Michigan Engineering Coun-
cil (UMEC). " It's very dark, isolated
and in a wooded area."
Taking the commuter bus that runs
to the lot isn't an option for many
students because the buses stop run-
ning to the lot after 7p.m. and they are
not very efficient, Starrman said.
Students may also take the Nite
It's scary out there ...
It's very dark, Isolated
and in a wooded area.'
Owl bus service, but only upon re-
University Department of Public
Safety (DPS) Lt. Robert Davenport
assured that there are plans to im-
prove the safety of the area.
"We currently have plans to run a
lighted path," he said. "In addition, at
least two emergency phones will be
Davenport also stressed that the
light deficiency is only temporary.
"The construction coming from
redoing the parking lots causes a lot
of the lighting problems," he said.
While Starrman is satisfied that
DPS has plans to make the area safer,
she said she is concerned about the
amount of time it will take to make the
The path is expected to be com-
pleted by the end of November, but
until then students must still walk the
long, shadowy trail to get to their
"Safety concerns haven't been ad-
dressed. They should have been plan-
ning ahead. They knew last April
aboutchanging the lot," Starnan said.
"The University needs to address
safety issues, before anyone gets hurt.
It's playing with someone's life."
Larry Bank, Information Technology Development staff member, walks along
unlit Glacier Way Street to get to the North Campus commuter parking lot.
University of Chicago prof. to deliver
annual Tanner Lecture on Human Values
Q Asian American Students Coa-
lition, films, Dreaming
Filopinos and Story of Vinh,
Modern Languages Building,
Lecture Room 2, 7 P.M.
D, Car Bash, sponsored by the
Evans Scholars, Diag, 2 p.m.
Q Chinese Christian Fellowship,
coffee house, Angell Hall, Au-
ditorium B, 7:30 p.m.
Q Family Farms and Farm Fami-
lies: The loss of labor flexibil-
ity in Japanese culture, spon-
sored by the Center for Japa-
nese Studies, LS&A Building,
Room 4560, 4p.m.
Q Korean Campus Crusade for
Christ, fellowship meeting,
Campus Chapel, 1236
Washtenaw Ct., 8 p.m.
Q Jewish Lesbian, Bisexual, and
Gay Collective Shabbat Pot-
luck, bring veggie dish to share,
call Hillel for location at 769-
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boat house, men 3, 4, and 5
p.m.; women 3:30, 4:30, and
Q Saint Mary Student Parish,
campus prayer group, 7 p.m.;
rosary group, 7:30 p.m.; 331
Q Safewalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, all weekend,
UGLi, lobby, 936-1000, 8-
Q Struggle for the State in Post-
Soviet Central Asia, sympo-
sium sponsored by the Center
for Russian and east European
Studies, Michigan Union,
Kuenzel Room, 1 p.m.
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
everyone welcome, CCRB,
Room 2275, 6 p.m.
U Tae Kwon Do Club, everyone
welcome, CCRB, Room 2275,
Q Tanner Lecture on Human
Values, William Julius Wilson
sponsored by the philosophy
Q Tanner Lecture Symposium,
Michigan League, Henderson
Room, 9:30 a.m.
U Alpha Phi Omega, pledge meet-
ing, 6 p.m.; chapter meeting, 7
p.m; Modern Languages Build-
ing, Lecutre Room 1
Q Arab American Students As-
sociation, Palestinian Dabkeh,
Michigan Union, Anderson
Room, 7 p.m.
Q Benefit Concert for Bosnia,
sponsored by the Azari Student
Association, and BOSNIACT,
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic
Church, 2250E. StadiumBlvd.,
U Christian Life Church Sunday
Service, School of Education,
Schorling Auditorium, 11 a.m.
U Phi Sigma Pi, general meeting,
EastQuad, Room 126,7:30p.m.
Q Tenant Organizing workshop,
Steve Burghardt, Annie Sand-
By ANDREA MacADAM
FOR THE DAILY
University of Chicago sociologist
William Julius Wilson will discuss ur-
ban poverty today in this year's Tanner
Lecture on Human Values.
The lecture, which is presented
annually at the University as well as at
eight other institutions across the United
States and England, aims to deepen the
understanding ofhuman values through
scholarly and scientific interpretations.
Wilson's speech, titled "The New
Urban Poverty and the Problem of
Race," will address the relationship be-
tween class and race in the inner city.
The award-winning author is also
the director of the University of
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Computer Wpom * "aun~ Faciitus
Chicago's Center for the Study of Ur-
ban Inequality, and he serves as presi-
dent of the Consortium of Social Sci-
ence Associations as well.
An invitation to speak at the event
signifies a recognition for outstanding
achievement in human values.
Students and faculty will also get a
chance to attend a response symposium
tomorrow morning where a panel of
three scholars will discuss and respond
to Wilson's lecture.
Participants in the symposium are
Theda Skocpol, professor of sociology
at Harvard University; Roger Wilkins,
the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of
History and AmericanCultureatGeorge
Mason University; andTerry Williams,
associate professor of sociology at the
New School for Social Research.
The lecture is today in Rackham
Auditorium at 4p.m., and the discus-
sion is at 9:30 am. in the Henderson
Room of the Michigan League.
In The name of ALLAH the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficial
the Islamic Circle & Muslim Students Association
of the University of Michigan
Present in honor of:
Islam Awareness Week
from October 25, 1993 through October 30, 1993
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