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2- The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, December 7, 1994

RUBIN
Continued from page 1.
Mike Espy, who has announced his
resignation in the wake of criticism
that he accepted gifts from firms he
regulates.
In addition, Clinton is searching
for a replacement of his staff secre-
®try, John Podesta.
Until Rubin is confirmed by the
Senate, Clinton said Deputy Treasury
Secretary Frank Newman would be the
"acting secretary.
Rumors had circulated for months
that Bentsen was planning to resign.
"Hesaidyesterday hetoldClintonofhis
plans in September.
Butthroughout the autumn, asdis-
content within the administration has
arisen over the operation of the
president's national security team,
HUBBELL
,-ontinued from page 1
,.savings and loan that is a central focus
oQT the Whitewater probe.
"I deeply regret that my actions
have afflicted my family and friends
and those who have placed me in a
position of trust," the former associate
attorney general said in federal court
yesterday.
The first Clinton administration
official to admit to criminal activity as
a result of the Whitewater probe,
Hubbell said he was guilty of mail
fraud and tax evasion.
Each charge carries a maximum of
five years in prison and a $250,000
fine. U.S. District Judge William R.
Wilson agreed to release Hubbell on
his own recognizance, pending sen-
tencing. No date was set.
Under federal sentencing guidelines
discussed in court, Hubbell would face
27 to 33 months in prison if Wilson
chose to impose concurrent sentences.
Hubbell also could ask the court for a
shorter sentence or probation.
Calling Hubbell "an old friend,"
Clinton said he and his wife, Hillary,
were saddened by yesterday's events.
"We should remember that Webb
is a man who has given much to his
family, his community and his coun-
try," Clinton said in a statement re-
leased by the White House.
"The matter is in the hands of the
Court, and I don't think it would be
appropriate to say anything more than
that."
Meanwhile, the Clintons' lawyer
immediately sought to distance them
from Hubbell's legal troubles.
"This matter simply does not con-
&rn the president, the first lady or
WhitewaterDevelopmentCompany in
any way," Attorney David Kendall said
in aprepared statement.
"The charges here are totally unre-
lated-they arise out of Mr. Hubbell's
personal income tax returns and indi-
vidual billing procedures as an attor-
-py in private practice in Little Rock
before he came to Washington,"
Kendall said.
On the tax evasion charge, prosecu-
tors alleged Hubbell underreported his
incomebymore than$100,000in 1992.
They said he paid federal income taxes
of $32,193 that year but should have
paid $71,358.
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speculation has been rampant that
Clinton would ask Bentsen to replace
Warren Christopher as secretary of
state. Eventually, Bentsen said he told
Clinton and then Christopher that he
was not interested in the position.
Bentsen, who left the Senate two
years ago to take the Treasury post,
said he had made up his mind to
leave government service this year
- at what would have been the end
of his fourth Senate term. Rubin,
former head of the Goldman Sachs
& Co. investment firm.
He developed close ties to Clinton
in the 1992 presidential campaign when
he matched the then-fledgling presi-
dential candidate with wealthy poten-
tial campaign donors.
Rubin is a graduate of Harvard who
did post-graduate study at the London
School of Economics and received a

law degree from Yale. At Goldman
Sachs he rose to the rank of co-senior
partner and co-chairman. He has a
personal fortune estimated at between
$100 million and $150 million.
Bentsen began his Washington ca-
reer when he was elected to Congress
in 1948, after flying bombing missions
over Europe in World War II. He left
Washington after four terms and be-
came president of a Texas insurance
company.
He was elected to the Senate in
1970, defeating George Bush. He ran
his own,aborted presidential cam-
paign in 1976 and was vice presiden-
tial running mate to unsuccessful
Democratic presidential nominee
Michael Dukakis in 1988. When cho-
sen by Clinton to become treasury
secretary, Bentsen was chairman of
the Senate Finance Committee.

Rubin has long been influential .
on Clinton's economic team

Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - When Presi-
dent-elect Clinton gathered his
administration's new economic team
for its first meeting on Jan. 7, 1993 at
the Governor's Mansion in Little
Rock, Ark., it was unclear who would
emerge as the most influential leader
in a group of big egos, long resumes
and rival ambitions.
What's more, it was uncertain
whether the team, which brought to-
gether conservatives and liberals with
little in common save their ties to Bill
Clinton, could reach a consensus on
economic policy.

Yet almost immediately after that
crucial meeting, Bob Rubin emerged
as the de facto leader of the Clinton
economic team, someone who had
not only gained Clinton's confidence
but who had the ability to get the rest
of the team to work together. Quickly,
Rubin became the most powerful
policy maker in the administration,
eclipsing even Treasury Secretary
Lloyd Bentsen, the administration's
elder statesman and chief spokesman
on economic policy.
And now, Rubin is finally poised'
to assume publicly the role that he has
played in the White House for 22

months. Yesterday, Clinton an-
nounced that Rubin was his choice
to succeed Bentsen as Treasury Sec-
retary, after Bentsen finally an-
nounced his long rumored decision
to resign and return to the private
sector in Texas.
The selection of Rubin is a sign of
continuity, rather than change, at
Clinton's Treasury Department.
Rubin seems certain to continue to
maintain Bentsen's focus on moves
designed to expand free trade in the
international arena, while continuing
the pursuit of deficit reduction on the
domestic side.

DIRECTOR
Continued from page 1.
certain and firm belief that what we do
will make a fundamental difference in
the lives of students," Doherty said.
Doherty said the Housing Divi-
sion may need to raise new funds for
its programs.
"Although costs must be controlled,
we have to be advocates. We have to
understand what we do well and we
have to be able to tell others what we
do well," Doherty said. "The notion of
creating residential communities is
going to require new funding."
Zeller holds a bachelor's degree
in sociology from Northern Illinois
University, a master's in college stu-
dent personnel from Western Illinois
University and a doctoral degree in

higher education administration from
Iowa State University.
At Washington State, Zeller has
developed similar programs to those
recently established at the Univer-
sity. For instance, he started a living-
learning program in science and engi-
neering and has worked on student
leadership programs.
"I would hope our student leaders
on this campus would feel our part-
nership," Zeller said. "Our intent is to
empower students to be a part of the
decision-making process."
Zeller said the University should
work to connect in-class learning and
out-of-class learning in residence halls.
"Students will be much more en-
gaged in the learning process. ... I
think more and more attention is be-
ing placed on the quality of the under-

graduate experience," Zeller said.
Stacia Fejedelem, president of the
Residence Hall Association, was one
of a group of students to meet with
each of the candidates. She said the
final selection will be a tough choice.
"I was very impressed with the
aspects that they all brought," she
said. "I think they're all very quali-
fied. Their resumes have alot of years
of experience behind them."
Brewer said he hopes to finish the
committee's work before winter
break. Hartford, who will make the
final selection, said she asked the
committee to give her between three
to five names.
In February, Hartford reassigned
Robert Hughes, who had served as the
division's director for 16 years, to a
position in the Office of Development.

Zeller

CODE'
Continued from page 1.
Nearly pursuing several avenues
for recourse, she eventually settled on
the statement - the system she per-
ceived as the most student-friendly at
the time.
Fekete refused to comment about
the particulars of the dispute, saying
that he feels "one of the most impor-
tant things of the judicial process is
that it is done in confidence."
But a condensed record of case
number 93-37, provided by Mary Lou
Antieau, the code's judicial adviser,
confirms that Fekete did accept re-
sponsibility for all three violations
brought against him.
U ..
The tumultuous relationship be-
tween Niven and Fekete began to
unfold in early 1993. Niven asserts
her boyfriend slowly began to change,
putting his fist through a window at

one point and threatening suicide at
several others. She said she repeat-
edly returned to her boyfriend but
each reunion would end in more strife.
Repeatedly, she alleges, he would
agree to seek counseling only to re-
treat to his former ways the next time
they were together.
In November 1993, she alleges
that Fekete and her began to struggle
as she tried to leave his room. After
being "shoved, pushed, grabbed and
restrained," she was able to dial 911
and quickly hang up.
The police arrived shortly, and the
report of responding Ann Arbor Po-
lice Officer Stephanie Vogel stated
that after proceeding upstairs, she
found Niven "crying hysterically and
yelling, 'let me go, let me out."'
"Aaron [Fekete] was very upset,
seeming to be in a violent mood, "
continued the report.
The incident occurred in Fekete's
fraternity house and several members
of the fraternity witnessed the incident.

A Department of Public Safety
report confirms that the paths ofNiven
and Fekete crossed again on March
26 1994, as Fekete was stopped by
security trying to enter Mosher Jor-
dan after Niven had allegedly told
him on the phone that he was not to
come over.
The report does not characterize
Fekete as hostile. The report says
Fekete stated a willingness to return
property to Niven that he said he had
previously borrowed.
Following this incident, Niven
began seeking counseling, and was
eventually directed to the statement
by a Sexual Assault Prevention and
Awareness Center counselor.
Fekete, although not necessarily
admitting guilt, pleaded "responsible"
and selected an administrative hear-
ing officer to deliberate his sanctions.
According to Antieau, code sanc-
tions include "a menu of options,"
and "the primary goal is to preclude
that (violation) from happening

again." 1
Antieau also noted that the hear-1
ing officer is vested with the power to;
"mandate assessment, but we can't
mandate counseling."
Nevertheless, Fekete agreed vol-
untarily to participate in counseling. In
addition, he was sanctioned to perform
community service and toa somewhat
unclear "no-contact provision."
Niven contends that the provision
has not been enough.
"I saw Aaron at Angell Hall," she
said, "and he refused to leave. He
insisted he was there first. I called
security but they couldn't do anything."
Antieau insisted "I'm still investi-
gating the incident to see whether it was
a violation of the sanction agreement."
Moreover she said this case does
not in any way invalidate the state-
ment. "If aware of certain behavior
(the statement) allows the University
to consider whether or not this
DORM FOOD
Continued from page 1
notjuston pasta. Many of the dishes that
are offered are not very appetizing."
East Quad cafeteria in particular
is doing a good job offering many
different kinds of dishes for vegans,
Siegel said. For instance, East Quad
is the only dorm cafeteria that has
soy milk. However, she says that
the reason East Quad is so coopera-
tive with vegan students is because
of student input.
"I think change has to be brought
about by students themselves. Veg-
etarians in the dorms need to speak up,
and do things such as turn in comment
sheets, and submit recipes to the chefs.
Usually, the cafeterias are very good
aboutresponding and cooperating with
students," Seigel said.

person's continued presence on cam-
pus is a threat to the community. She
added that "it's always an appropriate
system to use when there has been a
potential violation."
Since the code's inception in Janu-
ary 1992, there have been 176 viola-
tions investigated - one case can
include more than one violation
118 charged and 62 students have
been found responsible for violating
the statement.
There have been 15 formal charges
filed under the statement's "generic"
harassment clause and eight students
have been found responsible. Also, there
have been 15 students charged with
committing physical assault, battery, or
endangerment of any person, with six
students being found responsible.
For his part, Fekete maintains that
"I put my faith in this process (the
statement) and now I'm getting
screwed."
Stephanie Griffin, LSA senior and
vegan, remembers what it was like
choosing what to eatin the dorms. She
said, "I lived in Markley my first year
and it was fairly possible to get whao
you needed. The entrees were out of
the question becausemost were made
with a milk product.
Another majorobjective for SUCA
is to make students aware about their
rights concerning animal dissection in
labs. She emphasized that there are
alternatives to animal dissection, such
as showing a film of dissection, having
the professor demonstrate using on*
animal instead of providing students
with one of their own and using ani-
mals that have been hit by cars.
Siegel said she feels, "students
should be able to feel comfortable
saying, I want to learn, I want this
education, but I don't want to kill an
animal at the same time."

SENATE
Continued from page 1.
not. Both the original 1993 law and
the one before the Senate makes as-
sisting in a suicide a felony punish-
able by up to four years in prison.
In other recent actions, the Michi-
gan Supreme Court is expected to rule
shortly whether the temporary ban is
constitutional.
Kevorkian, the retired pathologist
who has championed the right to as-
sisted suicide, inflamed the issue again
on Nov.26 when he was present at the
death of an elderly Royal Oak woman.
It was the 21 stdeath at which Kevorkian
has been present.
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At times, the floor debate over
assisted suicide became emotional,
although Sen. Joel Gougeon (R-Bay
City), criticized the "appeal to emo-
tionalism."
Sen. Patricia Holmes (D-Detroit),
daughter of former Sen. David
Holmes, recounted how her father suf-
fered in his final months. The 79-year-
old lawmaker died May 21. His daugh-
ter won a special election Nov. 8 to
serve out his term, which expires at
the end of the year.
"As long as they are suffering, they
need the right to make the decision,"
she said.
The debate came on a hectic day as
the Senate attempted to move toward
final adjournment next week.
In other action, the Senate: g
Approved, 30-1, and sent to the
House a bill to cut the retirement ben-
efits of current lawmakers. Backers
say that needs to be done because term
limits will accelerate the retirement of
lawmakers, who are fully vested after
five years.
If they clear the House and are
signed by Gov.John Engler, the changes
would affect 23 incoming lawmakers.
Sen. Virgil Smith (D-Detroit) cast the
lone "no" vote.

HOUSE
Continued from page 1
Their representative - you and me
- wasn't there."
Other lawmaker said the legisla-
tive process wasn't followed, but that
safeguards in the bills would protect
consumers.
A Michigan Supreme Court deci-
sion opened up an avenue for banks to
sell insurance, but without the bills
there would be no limits on how they
sell it.
"I think we have jumped a big
hurdle and I'm hopeful that it will get
passed by the Senate," said Gary
Mitchell, spokesman for Michigan
Association of Insurance Agents.
The package was one of several
issues the House dealt with yester-
day in one of the final days of the
current legislative session. Lawmak-
ers hope to complete their work next
week and planned long sessions this
week to wrap up debate on dozens of
pending bills.
The House may also take up the
issue ofphysician-assisted suicide. The
state Senate is currently debating a bill
on the issue, and is expected to vote on
it today.

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