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One hundred three years of editorial freedom

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'U' redefines its role in hearing harassment cases

In attempts to increase the "survi-
vor friendliness" of the University's
existing Sexual Harassment Policy, a
more comprehensive, victim-oriented
edition was released this month.
The original policy, drafted in the
early 1980s, was made more progres-
sive in a 1991 version. While the
1994 edition is nearly identical, the
few syntax changes are significant.
The latest version reinforces what
president James J. Duderstadt said in
a written statement he expects to be a
"commitment to have a community in
S. African
*claims 18
more lives
Black groups killed at least 18 people
in a gun battle in downtown
WJohannesburg yesterday, jolting South
Africa's delicate political transfor-
mation - and_ apparently triggering
new efforts at reconciliation.
Armed vigilantes supporting the
Inkatha Freedom Party and the African
National Congress (ANC) battled for
hours in the canyons between the city's
gleaming skyscrapers, scattering lunch-
time crowds and wounding hundreds
*of people. Shortly afterward,the gov-
ernment announced that a first-ever,
four-way meeting would be held later
this week among President Frederik
W. de Klerk, ANC President Nelson
Mandela, Inkatha President
Mangosuthu Buthelezi and Buthelezi's
ally, the Zulu tribal king, Goodwill
They will discuss steps to control
violence and ensure fairness in South
Africa's first democratic election next
month - as well as Inkatha's objec-
tions to the new constitution under
which the balloting is to be held and
Zwelithini's demand for Zulu sover-
eignty. ,
Yesterday's battles began after
about 10,000 heavily armed Zulus
marched in protest against the election.
The Zulus - supporters of Inkatha
See S. AFRICA, Page 2

which individuals can work and learn
in an environment that fosters dignity
and mutual respect."
The most prominent amendment
is the drastic reduction in the number
of people empowered to receive com-
plaints of alleged harassment.
The 1991 policy stipulated that
any dean, director, department head,
unit manager, residence hall building
director and/or a designate could re-
ceive and, if necessary, handle infor-
mal reports or complaints. This ex-
tensive body included more than 3,000
The updated version has consoli-

dated the group; now only deans, di-
rectors and department heads - ap-
proximately 150-200 individuals -
will be permitted to handle the deli-
cate issue of sexual harassment.
The new policy also provides for a
specialized training program to make
sure sexual harassment cases are
handled appropriately. For deans, di-
rectors and department heads, more
detailed programs are being devel-
oped, which surpass the educational
activities, workshops and presenta-
tions by the Center for the Education
of Women (CEW) that have been part
of the policy since 1991.

Deborah Orlowski, a representa-
tive from the Affirmative Action of-
fice and member of the group on
sexual harassment training, said the
individuals who will now be respon-
sible for receiving complaints need
"They really do need to be well-
grounded in a lot of different issues,"
she said. "I think that a lot of the
sexual harassment complaints now
are becoming more complicated.
Things are a lot more subtle."
The group developing the training
program is comprised of individuals
from different offices of the Univer-

sity, including Staff and Union Rela-
tions, Sexual Assault Prevention and
Awareness Center (SAPAC), Affir-
mative Action, CEW, Human Re-
sources and others.
The representatives collaborated
to amass the necessary knowledge
and "acquaint (the deans, directors
and department heads) with the issue
of sexual"harassment, the laws, the
University's policy and how to re-
spond to someone coming to you with
a sexual harassment complaint," said
Debra Cain, coordinator of SAPAC
See POLICY, Page 2

These examples constitute
sexual harassment. They do
not include all types of conduct
listed within the policy.
I Pressure for sexual activity
or sexual favors.
Unwelcome touching of a
person's body, hair or clothing.
Sexual innuendoes, jokes or
Sexual graffiti or pictures.
* Making sexual gestures with
hands or through body
Disparaging sexual


NORML must
pay old debts to
hold Hash Bash

Members of the National Organi-
zation for the Reform of Marijuana
Laws (NORML) want the Michigan
Student Assembly to help pay for this
year's Hash Bash, but vow to hold the
annual pot ritual even without fund-
ing from the student government.
Before allowing NORML to hold
the event on the Diag the afternoon of
April 2, the University demands the
group pay its debts from last year's
Hash Bash plus a deposit for post-
rally cleanup. The expenses total
nearly $850.
NORML spokesperson Adam
Brook said the group does not have

the money. NORML plans to ask the
student assembly to cover the cost or
issue a loan, he said.
Even without the money, Hash
Bash will hit the Diag this Saturday,
Brook said.
"(The University) can't stop us
and they can't arrest all of us," Brook
said, predicting a turnout of nearly
"I'm going to tell them to fuck off,
I'm not going to take their shit."
NORML apparently has taken a
softer approach in its negotiations with
University officials. Members of the
marijuana-legalization organization
See BASH, Page 2


Graduate student Dee Frey takes aim at the Archery Club practice last night.

Regents spent more than $99,000 in pres. search

The Board of Regents opened a
new account specifically for the presi-
dential search. With an initial balance
of $50,000, the regents spent about
$90,600 in their search for the 11th
University president.
The expenses were tracked under
account number 419267. The account
was paid for with funds from the
University's investment fund, and not
from the University's general fund.
The presidential search was run

out of rooms 3281C and 3281B in the
School of Business Administration.
The regents selected Doris Estep to
provide staff support for the search.
The office was outfitted with a Xerox
machine, a computer and printer, of-
fice equipment and a copy of "Who's
Who in Higher Education," which
cost $257.00, to provide additional
information on the candidates.
Additionally, the regents spent
nearly $30,000 for travel, food and
accommodations as they traversed the
country interviewing prospective can-

didates. The regents used the account
to pay for travel costs incurred when
finalists were flown in for private
interviews at expensive hotels.
For example, Regent Paul Brown
(D-Petoskey) spent $137.02 at the
New York Hilton at Rockefeller Cen-
ter, April 4, 1988.
The regents interviewed four of
the finalists at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
in Dearborn at a cost of $1,603.65.
After interviewing the finalists,
four regents met several days later to
discuss the candidates while dining

on tenderloin and poached chicken
breast - the meal cost $166.83.
The regents spent the most on an
outside consultant brought in at the
request of the faculty advisory com-
mittee to obtain detailed information
on candidates. Lamalie Associates
Inc., a management consulting firm
based in Atlanta, was paid more than
$40,000. This was done because the
regents were worried that additional
contact might reveal the identities of
The regents paid more than $5,000

for print advertisements in publica-
tions announcing the search for a new
University president and their phone
bills exceeded $1,000.
And regents dined often at the
University's expense. They spent
more than $500 on catered meals. In
once instance, the regents footed a
$296.80 bill for 24 custom box lunches
with tenderloin salads and croissants.
A favorite food of regents were
fruit cups from Zingerman's. They
spent more than $90 on them at two
separate meetings.

F ight on Law Quad
lawn sends oneto
jail, one to hospital


As peace talks continue,
Bosnians huddle in fear

N $2,000 bond posted
for student charged
In the assault of a
fellow student early
* Sunday morning
A fight on the lawn of the Law
Quad last weekend left one person
severely injured and another sitting in

of the Department of Public Safety
Pifer said Young and Dias got into
a verbal argument at Sigma Phi Epsi-
lon fraternity. When the argument
escalated, the men went to the Law
Quad to finish it.
Approximately five male students
assaulted Dias with a baseball bat, the
handle of a lacrosse stick and a two-
by-four near the corner of Tappan and
Monroe streets.
Police arrived and Dias was taken

MAGLAJ, Bosnia-Herzegovina
- Sniper shots from Serb positions
only 100 yards uphill reverberate
through the apartment courtyard
where Remzo Hodzic tinkers with the
bent frame of a bicycle he is salvaging
for his grandson.
But the smack of bullets punctur-
ing brick and concrete no longer sends
Hodzic diving for cover.
Inured to the dangers of war by
two years of full-scale bombardment
that ceased only a week ago, Maglaj
residents are almost oblivious of these
last gasps of a failed offensive. The
bedraggled people here feel they have
scored a symbolic victory over the

The Serb drive to take Maglaj,
aided for nine months by Croat na-
tionalist rebels,' may go down in the
history of this Balkan conflict as
Greater Serbia's Waterloo. Exhausted
and forced to rely on elderly reserv-
ists conscripted from refugee camps,
the soldiers of the Serbian expansion
drive have had to beat a retreat.
The timely rapprochement be-
tween Croats and Muslims, and U.N.
officials' irritation with being used
for target practice by the Serbs have
converged to halt the rebels.
Sharpshooters loyal to Bosnian
Serb nationalist leader Radovan
Karadzic conquered 70 percent of
Bosnia with their arsenal of tanks,

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