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The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 19, 1994 - 3

.'U' program addresses needs of women of color

Daily Staff Reporter
More than 50 African American
women met yesterday for the "Wel-
come for Women of Color," a pro-
gram designed to address concerns
and enhance the University experi-
nce for underrepresented students.
The event, sponsored by Alpha
Kappa Alpha sorority, provides a fo-
rum for African American women to

ask questions, make contacts, and
learn about resources available to them
at the University.
"This is a welcome for women of
color ... it is important to show people
what's out there, or a little of what's
out there," said Business School se-
nior Carla Burney, the event chair.
The program included an invoca-
tion, a question-and-response session
and two ice breaker games. Female

representatives from various campus
organizations also attended to intro-
duce themselves and discuss how their
groups impact the University com-
munity and specifically women of
Participating associations included
the Black Undergraduate Law Asso-
ciation, the Society of Minority Engi-
neers and African American sorori-
ties. Members strongly conveyed a

message of perseverance in dealing
with a community where one is both
a minority and female.
One concern raised was how these
organizations deal with racism on
campus. Referring to an incident last
April when racial slurs were sent by
e-mail, group members recalled es-
tablishing committees, support net-
works and various forums to respond.
Nina Smith, the Black Student

Union president, urged students to
take a proactive - instead of reactive
- approach to issues like the racist e-
Following this comment, the pro-
gram concluded with an inspirational
reading given by RC senior Dana
McAllister. The poem entitled "I am
the Black Woman," encompassed a
message of pride to which many par-
ticipants said they could relate.

Experts fear deal with N. Korea
won't stop nuclear program


Los Angeles Times
:WASHINGTON - The outlines
of a deal between the United States
and North Korea are now slowly
emerging, and critics say they aren't
As part of a bargain to stop the
fast-growing North Korean nuclear
# ogram, the Clinton administration
as quietly made concessions that,
while freezing the program for the
immediate future, could still permit
an eventual resumption on short no-
tice, outside analysts say.
Leaders of the isolated Pyongyang
regime will retain "a latent ability to
break out of this deal if they feel it is
unsatisfactory," said Jonathan Pol-
lack, a Korea expert at the RAND
rp., a think tank in Santa Monica,
And if they do, maintained Henry
Sokolski, a former Pentagon special-
ist on non-proliferation, "North Ko-
rea would still be producing new plu-
tonium in the reactor it had before and
be able to make at least as many
bombs as it now can."
The CIA estimates North Korea
,already produced enough nuclear
terial for one or two bombs.
In the deal sketched outlast month,
the United States said it is prepared to
take steps toward diplomatic recogni-
ti6i of North Korea and to supply it
with new, less dangerous nuclear tech-
nology if North Korea will freeze its
nuclear program and will rejoin the
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
The treaty provides for interna-
*)nal safeguards to prevent develop-
ment of nuclear bombs.
Administration officials argue that
the emerging deal is of tremendous
Warning on
Ames ignored
by officials, says
CIA inspector
The Washington Post
spector general has identified more
than a dozen active or retired officials
who either ignored warnings or over-
looked complaints against onetime
Counterintelligence officer Aldrich H.
es during the nine years he spied
for Moscow, according to sources
familiar with the report.
Chiefs, deputies and operating
personnel in the Office of Security
are said to come in for special critical
attention in a 400-page report by the
inspector general for their failure to
follow up on information about
Ames's lavish spending in 1990. The
*curity office's polygraph operation,
Which passed Ames in 1986 and 1991
despite some indications that he had
shown deception on key financial
questions, was specially criticized.
The draft report, which is described
as "tough" by one person familiar
with its contents, is made up of two
basic sections. The first is a factual
narrative of Ames' 31-year CIA ca-
reer, exploring particularly the times
was reported for alcoholism, dis-
played sudden wealth and was identi-
fied as having violated agency rules.
That history is followed by an analy-
sis of the individual and institutional
failures that permitted Ames to carry
out his espionage activities undetec-

ted for almost a decade.

benefit to the United States and its
allies, primarily because it would
eliminate what Robert L. Gallucci,
the top U.S. negotiator with
Pyongyang, regularly calls North
Korea's "strategic" nuclear capabil-
ity-the ability to produce regular,
large amounts of nuclear fuel that it
could use to make bombs or export to
other countries.
But an examination of the fine
print of the written agreement signed
by U.S. and North Korean officials
last month and the public explana-
tions they have offered since shows
that, for a number of the promised
gains won by the administration, there
were significant qualifications or con-
0 North Korea would halt con-
struction of two huge new nuclear
reactors. But its existing, smaller re-
actor at Yongbyon, which has already
been used to produce plutonium, a
key ingredient for nuclear weapons,
would be left intact.
® North Korea has agreed to "seal"
its reprocessing plant, which could
turn spent nuclear fuel into pluto-
nium. But, so far, there is no guaran-
tee that this reprocessing facility
would be dismantled in the fashion
the United States wants.
* About 8,000 rods of spent
nuclear fuel, removed from the
Yongbyon plant in the spring, would
be sealed or encased for protection.
Yet instead of being shipped out of
the country for disposal, as the ad-
ministration had wanted, U.S. offi-
cials have begun to acknowledge that
the rods could be kept in North Korea.
The Clinton administration is
still insisting that North Korea submit

to special international inspections,
which would clear up what North
Korea has done in its nuclear pro-
gram. But the administration also has
begun to make concessions about the
timing of the inspections, admitting
they can be put off for now and per-
haps for years.
"It is our view that the actual imple-
mentation of special inspections,
which we recognize is a serious po-
litical issue for (North Korea), need
not be undertaken immediately for a
settlement to be successful," Gallucci
admitted earlier this month.
Postponement of the special in-
spections is significant, because they
are the issue that sparked the Korea
crisis in the first place.
In March 1993, after the Interna-
tional Atomic Energy Agency asked
to inspect two sites in North Korea
that officials felt might contain tell-
tale nuclear wastes, Pyongyang coun-
tered by announcing its withdrawal
from the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
The terms of the deal now being
envisioned by the administration
would bring North Korea back into
the treaty. But it would also mean that
North Korea has won extensive talks
with the United States and the first
moves toward diplomatic recognition
and economic help before it goes along
with the special inspections the IAEA
originally sought.
U.S. officials point out that North
Korea will not get the big final pay-
off-a $4 billion light-water nuclear
facility produced with foreign tech-
nology and financing-until it goes
along with the inspections and ex-
plains how much weapons-grade
nuclear fuel it has already produced.

tapped for top
spot at TSR
New director aims to
increase student
participation in
research projects
For the Daily
The newly appointed director of
the University's Institute for Social
Research (ISR) says he would like to
increase the number of undergradu-
ates participating in research projects
and expand the number of countries
working with the institute.
David L. Featherman, a renowned
social scientist, will make the transi-
tion to ISR by mid-June 1995, after
vacating his current position as presi-
dent of the Social Science Research
Council in New York.
Established in 1946, ISR is the
largest institute of its kind in the coun-
try and has a senior research staff of
more than 80 doctoral-level scien-
"It's probably the nation's pre-
mier institute that carries out interdis-
ciplinary social research on interna-
tional issues," Featherman said.
Featherman, who received his
master's and doctoral degrees from
the University of Michigan, said he
wants ISR to reach out more to devel-
oping nations.
"It's important for me to make it
possible for social scientists in ISR to
work with social scientists in other
countries," Featherman said. "I would
like to extend ... to parts of the devel-
oping world ... where there are trans-
formations under way socially, po-
"There are vast opportunities,
needs, interests on the part of social
researchers in these areas that tie to
those of ISR's," he added, naming
Southeast Asia as an area of interest.
'(Featherman) is a very
distinguished social
scientist who's done
some very innovative
- Harold Jacobson
ISR interim director
Featherman would also like to in-
crease areas of international research,
which involves "the linkage of the
institute to other national centers that
are carrying out similar work."
ISR Interim Director Harold
Jacobson said Featherman has strong
support within the institute.
"He's a very distinguished social
psychologist who's done some very
innovative research," Jacobson said.
"It's quite a coup to have gotten him
to return to Michigan."
Featherman was selected by a
search committee of 10 people, three
of whom were from outside ISR. The
search committee made recommen-
dations to University Vice President
for Research Homer A. Neal who
then recommended Featherman to the
University Board of Regents. The re-

gents are expected to approve the
appointment today.
Featherman, who specializes in
life-span development and behavior,
has held faculty appointments at
Princeton University and the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin-Madison. He also
directed the Institute on Aging and
Adult Life at the University of Wis-
consin Graduate School. In addition
to receiving many awards and hon-
ors, he has written a number of books
on his field.
Featherman replaces Robert B.
Zajonc who retired Aug. 31 after serv-
ing as director since 1989. Zajonc,
who was affiliated with the Univer-
sity for 39 years, is leaving to take an
academic appointment at Stanford

Native American

Two students watch the tribal drumming of members of the
Students Association at Festifall '94 Friday.

Ann Arbor to recycle
junk mail, oil filters


0 City expands
curbside recycling
Daily Staff Reporter
Ann Arbor's recycling program
has been expanded to include more
items you would have thrown away in
the past.
Residents can now place most junk
mail and other third-class mail with
white and colored paper for weekly
curbside pick-up. Lined notebook
paper as well as computer and brightly
colored paper is now acceptable for
"Our goal is to recover 50 percent
of our waste stream by 1995," said
Nancy Stone, Ann Arbor's coordina-
tor for solid waste educational ser-
vices said. Mixed office paper was
targeted because of its usage.
Recycle Ann Arbor, a private non-
profit organization, is contracted by
the city to offer recycling services,
collection programs, drop-off stations
and material separation.
"We are continuing to look at ex-
panding our residential recycling pro-
gram. We hope to offer recycling ser-
vices for plastics and textiles," said
Tim Brinell, director of Recycle Ann
Arbor. "We want to save landfill space
as well as general resources."
Recycle Ann Arbor's facility
owned by the city is limited in size. A
new facility is expected to open in
September 1995 at Platt and Ellsworth

roads, the current site of the city's
waste treatment center.
Stone said many city residents
wanted an expanded and more ag-
gressive recycling program.
Before home office paper recy-
cling was offered city-wide, the city
conducted a survey of households that
showed support for continuing the
program, she said.
Mixed office paper and newspa-
pers are frequently targeted. Recycle
Ann Arbor selected used car oil filters
for its next recycling project. Ann
Arbor is believed to be the first city to
offer weekly curbside collection of
used car oil filters.
"We targeted used car oil filters
since there is no residential recycling
market," Brinell said. "Nine out of 10
used car oil filters are lumped with
regular trash. The used car oil filters
that are recycled, are usually done at
places such as Jiffy-Lube."
Each used car oil filter contains
one cup of oil, which if improperly
disposed can leak from a landfill and
potentially contaminate groundwater.
In addition to recycling the used mo-
tor oil, the steel from the filter can be
Recycle Ann Arbor has focused
on residential recycling, but it ac-
knowledges that better initial use of
and more recycling of general re-
sources is needed. "We hope to de-
velop programs from commercial and
industrial purposes in the future,"
Brinell said.

SEPT. 21 AT 7:30

Fern Seliman tends to her peppers at her booth at the Ann Arbor Farmers'
Market outside Kerrytown yesterday.


Group Meetings
U Society for Creative Anachro-

Space, Mass Meeting,FXB Au-
ditorium, 7 p.m.

U "Molecular Bottlebrushes"
lecture, Chem. 1706, 3 p.m.
(- 1~r1 tw D.nc~r s et 1Inn


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