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56eas ldROBERT E. RUBIN
Th56 years old
* Former co-chairman of
Goldman Sachs, a Wall Street
* Key player in deficit
* Managed blind trust for
Lloyd Bensten, whom he now
Described by colleagues as
n "honest broker"
Known for low-key nature
* Helped raise funds for
Clinton's 1992 presidential
Personal fortune estimated
at $100-$150 million
Harvard graduate; received
law degree from Yale
By FLINT WAINESS
Daily Staff Reporter
Case number 93-37 of the Statement of Student Rights
and Responsibilities began like many conduct cases at the
There was a complainant, shaken and struggling to
find a mechanism to reinstate what she refers to as a "safe
academic environment." And an accused - allegedly
Wepentant but just as confused by exactly what had led
him being charged under the University's non-aca-
demic conduct code.
But unlike most complainants settling their disputes
under the statement, otherwise known as the code, LSA
junior Darcy Niven received the outcome she was seeking
- her ex-boyfriend, Engineering senior Aaron Fekete
formally "accepted responsibility" for his actions - but
she still remains disgruntled with the situation.
In conversations with the Daily, she expressed con-
cern that the statement's sanctions against Fekete were
enough to protect and ensure her a safe and stable
d demic environment.
"I don't feel like my rights are being protected. I still
feel very unsafe," Niven said yesterday.
Niven charged Fekete in September with violating the
code's prohibitions on harassment, physical assault, battery
or endangerment of any person and illegal entry into Uni-
She alleges that for more than a year Fekete engaged
in varying forms of physical and mental abuse against her
W ging from being pushed and shoved to being knocked
n and dragged across a bare mattress.
See CODE, Page 2
Rubin named treasury secretary
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - President
Clinton, hoping to plug a gap in one of
the most successful sectors of his
administration, turned to Wall Street
veteran Robert E. Rubin yesterday
to replace Lloyd Bentsen as Trea-
Clinton announced Bentsen's res-
ignation, effective Dec. 22, and the
selection of Rubin at a ceremony in
the White House Rose Garden.
Clinton praised the "economic wis-
dom, common sense and common
decency" of the 56-year-old nomi-
nee, who served as secretary of the
National Economic Council, which
Clinton created to coordinate eco-
Bentsen's departure is unlikely to
shift the administration's approach to
the economy. He and Rubin share a
close relationship with Wall Street
and have generally anchored the White
House economic policy to more tradi-
tional approaches during storms of
debate with some of the younger
Democrats who filled out the
Even so, Rubin will be hard-
pressed to match Bentsen's Washing-
ton savvy, acquired during more than
two decades in Congress.
"As secretary of the treasury, his
work has touched nearly every field
of accomplishment of this adminis-
tration, making our economy work
again for ordinary Americans,"
Clinton said of Bentsen, 73, who plans
to return to his home in Houston. "By
any stead he ranks as one of the out-
standing economic policy makers in
this country since World War II."
"I'm really going to miss you." he
said to Bentsen.
At the midpoint of his term, Clinton
finds himself juggling a series of va-
cancies or likely vacancies, and
searching for replacements at the start
of the third year of his presidency.
To replace Rubin, Clinton will
name Erskine Bowles, deputy chief
of the White House staff and former
administrator of the Small Business
Administration, several administra-
tion sources said.
Laura d'Andrea Tyson, chairman
of the President's Council of Economic
Advisers, was said to have wanted the
At the same time, an administration
source said, Rubin's deputy, W. Bow-
man Cutter, is nearing a decision to
resign after a series ofunsuccessful turf
battles with colleagues.
The president has yet to nominate a
replacement for Agriculture Secretary
See RUBIN, Page 2
Rubin has been an influential
member of Clinton's economic
team. See profile, Page 2.
DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW
By RONNIE GLASSBERG
Daily Staff Reporter
The Division of Student Affairs
has entered the final stages of an eight-
month search for a new Housing di-
rector, with the last two finalists giv-
ing public presentations yesterday.
Rodger Wolf, assistant to the vice
president for student affairs, said he
expects the final selection to be made
before winter break or in early January.
During the public presentations,
the candidates were asked to focus on
learning-living programs, like the 21st
Century Program in Mary Markley
and the Pilot Program in Alice Lloyd.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Maureen A. Hartford wants all first-
year students to participate in such
programs by 1996.
Mark Doherty, the director of the
housing division at the University of
Viriginia since 1983, and William
Zeller, director of residence life at
Washington State University since
1989, presented their ideas for the
Zeller has close professional ties
to Hartford, who will select the new
director. Hartford, who served as vice
provost for student affairs at Wash-
Alpha Delta Phi members hurl snowballs at each other between South and West Quad last night.
The fight celebrated the first snowfall in Ann Arbor this year.
ington State before coming to the
University, said she interviewed Zeller
for his post, but the associate vice
provost for student affairs made the
Last Thursday, Chika Kenneth
Nnamani, director of housing services
at the University of Massachusetts at
Amherst since July 1993, and
Constance Foley, director of residence
services at Kent State University since
1990, gave public presenatations.
"They're all very different people
and I think they all have different
things to offer in this job," said search
committee chair Garry D. Brewer,
dean of the School of Natural Re-
sources and the Environment. "We
all know that we've got to do better.
That's why we're taking so much
time with the search."
Doherty holds a bachelor's degree
in English from Amherst, a master's
degree in public administration from
James -Madison University, and is
completing his doctoral degree in
comparative and international educa-
tion education at the University of
"What will mark our efforts is a
See DIRECTOR, Page 2
tickets on sale
From Staff Reports
Tickets for the Dec. 30 Thrifty
Car Rental Holiday Bowl, featur-
ing the No. 20 Michigan Wolver-
ines (7-4) and the No. 10 Colorado
State Rams (10-1) are now on sale
at the Athletic Ticket Office.
The University received
10,222 tickets for alumni, stu-
dents, faculty and staff.
Students wishing to purchase
tickets for the game, which is set
for6 p.m.PST(9p.m. EST)atJack
Murphy Stadium in San Diego,
may call 764-0247 for more infor-
The price per ticket is $35.
State Legislature looks to finish lame-duck session
Senate debates bill to ban assisted
suicide; vote expected later today
LANSING (AP) - Determined
to challenge Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the
Senate advanced a bill yesterday to
permanently ban the practice of as-
The Republican-run chamber over-
whelmingly rejected alternatives to
regulate assisted suicide and to put the
' e before Michigan voters for their
dict in 1996.
It then put the bill into position for
a final vote, expected on Wednesday.
The measure would have to go to the
state House for passage before going to
Gov. John Engler's desk.
"This is one of the most important
debates facing society today," said the
bill's sponsor, Sen. Fred Dillingham
(R-Fowlerville). "The Legislature
wds to maintain control of this issue."
Sen. Jim Berryman (D-Adrian),
unsuccessfully sponsored two al-
ternative approaches. One was to
adopt the "Death with Dignity Act"
approved by Oregon voters last
month to permit assisted suicide.
The second would have asked Michi-
gan voters in 1996 if they supported
a ban on assisted suicide.
"This amendment takes Jack
Kevorkian out of it," Berryman said of
the first approach. "Government does
not belong in that (patient's) room
making these decisions for you."
Adopting the Oregon program only
got eight votes and putting the issue up
fora statewide vote got 10. Both needed
20 votes to be adopted.'
The Senate's action follows a dis-
pute over whether Michigan's original
ban on assisted suicide has expired or
See SENATE, Page 2
What's Next? ,
The Michigan Legislature, in
lame-duck session, is
attempting to complete its
work for the year. They will
likely be in session into next
week. Before they adjourn,
legislators will tackle several
* A possible ban on
New banking rules that
would allow financial
institutions sell a variety of
A plan to cut the
retirement benefits of state
An ethics-reform package
for state legislators, which
includes restrictions on
accepting speaking fees.
House passes measure allowing
banks to enter insurance market
LANSING (AP) - Banks and
other financial institutions would be
able to sell insurance under a package
of bills clearing the House yesterday.
The House bills originally would
have banned such sales, but the bank-
ing and insurance interests worked out
a compromise on the issue. The bills
now go to the Senate.
Along with allowing banks and
other institutions to sell insurance, the
package also would put in place regu-
lations to make sure bank customers
aren't pressured into buying insurance.
Opponents of the idea said banks
still would have too many chances to
pressure loan applicants to buy insur-
ance in order to get a loan. They main-
tain that even the fear of such coer-
cion would be- unfair to borrowers.
Supporters said Michigan is one
of the few states that doesn't allow
banks to sell insurance. That, they
said, puts the state's banks at a com-
The banks-insurance issue irked
several House members, mainly Re-
publicans, who fought to keep the bill
a ban on insurance sales by banks.
Many of them said they were against
such sales, but were also angry that
lawmakers were left out of the compro-
"What we've had is the financial
institutions sitting down and working
out a compromise," said Rep. Bill Mar-
tin (R-Battle Creek). "Unfortunately,
they didn't sit down with you and me,
but with the insurance industry.
"The question is whether this
meets the needs of the consumers.
See HOUSE, Page 2
Gay, lesbian and bisexual
student group stirs
controversy at Hope College.
The Chieftains will give their
"Christmas in Ireland" conce
at 8 tonight at Hill Auditorium
3 Veggie group wants,
dorm menu changes
By MAGGIE WEYING
Daily Staff Reporter
Few students say they enjoy eating
cafeteria food. One campus group
knows this problem more than any
other. As vegans and vegetarians, Stu-
dents United for Compassion toward
the support of this group."
SUCA is now actively working to-
ward educating vegetarians, especially
vegans - those who do not eat any-
thing that is produced by or from
animals - as to how they can con-
tinue their eating habits in the dormi-
What's a Vegan?
Vegans stick to a diet that
does not include animals or
animal products. The.
recommended daily diet for
* Grains and Starches: 2-4
4 oz. servings per day
Fruits: 3-6 4 oz. servings
Vegetables: Green -1-2
4 oz. servings per day; Yellow
- 1-2 4 oz. servings every two
Former Clinton official
pleads guilty to fraud
Hubbell, once No. 3
official in Justice
Dept., admits taking
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A
disgraced Webster Hubbell, confidant
Starrdecinedtocommepton a likely
sentence but said he was "looking for-
ward" to Hubbell's cooperation.
Lawyers familiar with the probe
said Starr intends to question Hubbell
about whether the Clinton administra-