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One hundred four years of editorial freedom

yane eyes new
'U' journalism
unit in report
Daily Staff Reporter
*A communication department faculty group has pro-
posed an independent journalism unit in an 89-page
proposal to a committee looking at revamping the depart-
Under the proposal, a major in journalism would
require a dual concentration in another academic depart-
To what extent the proposal will impact the
committee's decisions - due in six weeks - is unclear
as committee members refused to comment.
q The proposal was submitted Monday to the commu-
ation advisory committee by communication faculty
members Marion Marzolf, John Stevens, Joan Lowenstein
and Brownson Murray.
"Looking at the dean's charge to the review commit-
tee, a number of us felt the committee would be over-
whelmed and would not be able to give specfics to all of
the items," Murray said. "It's assistance that they did not
ask for."
In June, LSA Dean Edie N. Goldenberg formed the
six-member committee to determine the fate the depart-
*t, which ranked fourth in the nation in the 1993
ourman Report.
LSA Associate Dean John Chamberlin, interim chair
of the department and chair of the advisory committee,
declined to comment on the proposal.
"Even if I had a reaction, I wouldn't discuss it,"
Chamberlin said.
He also declined to discuss any of the details on the
committee's progress, which has a Dec. 1 deadline to
report to Goldenberg.
,The proposal recommends the formation of a sepa-
r' e journalism unit, a journalism major that requires
dual concentration in another academic field, an alterna-
tive tenure procedure and a graduate master's program
emphasizing advanced journalism skills and education
in other academic fields.
"We took a look at journalism curriculum and tried to
See PROPOSAL, Page 2


Serbs kill aid
worker; allies
urge air strike

Los Angeles Times
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herze-
govina -Bosnian Serb gunmen killed
a humanitarian aid worker in an at-
tack on a U.N. convoy yesterday, pro-
voking a plea for NATO air strikes
that was denied by the rebel-encircled
U.N. command here.
The fatal attack on the convoy
near the U.N.-declared "safe area" of
Gorazde was the second blatant af-
front to the troubled Bosnian peace-
keeping mission in as many days and
appeared to be an attempt by Serb
forces to test the limits of the world's
seeming indifference to the 30-month-
old Bosnian war.
Serb gunmen had hijacked five
truckloads of medical supplieseand
equipment in the presence of French
peacekeepers a day earlier and re-
fused demands lodged atthe highest
levels for return of the stolen relief
After Serb forces fired on the food
convoy leaving Gorazde, killing the
Bosnian driver of one truck, the Brit-
ish commander of U.N. forces in the
eastern Bosnian town appealed to the
U.N. hierarchy based in Zagreb,
Croatia, for a display of air power to
punish the attackers, said mission
spokesman Paul Risley.
But Maj. Koos Sol, a U.N. mili-
tary spokesman at the forward com-
See BOSNIA, Page 2

U.S. pushes
for arms to
The Washington Post
States is scheduled today to begin
yet another attempt to persuade its
allies, Russia and the United Na-
tions to let Bosnia's beleaguered
Muslim-led government obtain arms
to fight separatist Serb forces.
But the Clinton administration
acknowledges the effort may fail,
and the campaign comes at a time
of unease over the wisdom of try-
ing to arm the Muslims.
The administration wants to set
an exact date for granting the
Bosnian government an exemp-
tion from a U.N. arms embargo.
Arms would flow to the Muslims
if the separatist Serb forces refuse
to accept a partition of the country
the Muslims have endorsed.
U.S. officials express uncer-
tainty that Britain and France, who
fear a wider war, or Russia, his-
torically a Serb ally, will go along.
"What we want and what we
will get are not the same things," a
senior U.S. official said.

Burmese actress Yusana Khin performs "A Struggle for Freedom" at Rackham last night.

From Staff and Wire Reports
BEIJING - Just a few months
ago, the Clinton administration con-
sidered limited import sanctions
aimed at toys, pharmaceuticals,
clothes and other goods made by Chi-
nese military enterprises. Friday, De-
fense Secretary William J. Perry
*ped an accord that provides U.S.
assistance to help the Chinese mili'-
tary make even more civilian prod-
The turnaround is part of a U.S.-
Chinese rapprochement that Perry is
leading in a four-day visit to China.

stand, U.S. opens doors to trade with China

Perry, who has visited China nine
times although never before as de-
fense secretary, was warmly received
and called "an old friend of China."
He met yesterday with Foreign Min-
ister Qian Qichen, Defense Minister
Chi Haotian, the vice chairman of the
Central Military Commission, Liu
Huaqing, and the minister of the Com-
mission of Science, Technology and
Industry, Ding Henggao.
University political science Prof.
Kenneth Lieberthal believes that im-
proved relations between the U.S. and
China will benefit both countries.

"The U.S. has decided that China
is a country with which we must deal
seriously. We can best encourage the
changes that are occuring there now
by an involvement with China,"
Lieberthal said.
Perry called the meetings "a good
start" and Chi said, "Both sides have
shown a positive attitude for the res-
toration and development of relations
between the two armies."
"It's not like we're developing an
exceptional or special policy toward
China," Lieberthal said. "Instead,
we're removing it from a special

catgory of simply not dealing with
U.S. officials said the talks dealt
with six issues: North Korea, the halt
of long-range missile exports by
China, nuclear non-proliferation, hu-
man rights, defense conversion and
the need to make China's military
less secretive. Both sides affirmed
commitments to a nuclear-free Ko-
rean peninsula, the end of missile
exports and nuclear nonproliferation.
"Right now we're developing a
mutual understanding to reduce ten-
sions," Lieberthal said. "This will

provide the cushion for when inevi-
tably other things come up in the
In contrast to Chinese meetings
with State Department officials ear-
lier this year, Perry's talks did not
include discussion of U.S. relations
with Taiwan, which China regards as
a renegade province, U.S. officials
said. They described discussions of
human rights as amicable, taking up
15 to 20 minutes of Perry's two-hour
meeting with the defense minister
and three service commanders.
Perry reportedly stressed that mili-

tary relations could not develop fully
without improvements in overall U.S.-
Chinese relations and that human
rights was an important component of
A senior U.S. official said the talks
were "non-polemical" and at least
"an additional channel" to address
such issues. State Department human
rights officials have been largely sty-
mied in their efforts to engage the
Chinese government on issues includ-
ing prison conditions, detention of
dissidents and jamming of broadcasts
of the Voice of America.

Daily Staff
Pattrice Maurer,
n Arbor Tenants
said she hopes stu
little patient" with h
Fund-raising, sh
the office's availab
ing as they search f
After a year of ar
of budgetary deba
Student Assembly
other vote to fund
"I'm disappoint
in an interview last
like to reassure stud
continue to keep ou

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rches for

MSA lobbyist makes

MSA votefails
DGUSLASKI Maurer said that since AATU staff
Reporter and volunteers will now need to help
coordinator of the raise funds for the tenants' union,
' Union (AATU), students may have some trouble con-
dents will be "a tacting them.
her office.' After MSA reopened its surplus
e said, may limit and reserve budget for review, LSA
ility for counsel- Rep. Brooke Holley proposed mov-
or new sources of ing $4,500 from the capital goods
reserve fund to the AATU.
guing and months Holley said she supported giving
te, the Michigan AATU funding until students could
failed on yet an- vote on the ballot question in Novem-
the AATU last ber. The ballot question asks, "Shall
the MSA fee be increased by $0.25 at
ed," Maurer said the beginning of the Winter term of
t night. "I would 1995, for the exclusive purpose of
dents that we will funding the Ann Arbor Tenants'
ir services open." See AATU, Page 2

assault bill,
Daily Staff Reporter
The Campus Sexual Assault Vic-
tims' Bill of Rights will be the first
priority of student-hired lobbyists in
Lansing, LSA Rep. Andrew Wright
said yesterday.
The Michigan Student Assembly
has hired the lobbying firm of
Cawthorne, McCollough, and
Cavanagh to lobby the state Legisla-
ture for students.
Dennis Cawthorne, a partner in
the firm, spoke to the assembly last
night. He said the "lame duck" ses-
sion of the legislature to be held after
the Nov. 8 election will be a good
time to push for the bill, which re-
quires universities to protect the rights
of sexual assault victims.
"If we can get it out of committee,
I think we will be successful,"
Cawthorne said.

top priority
Cawthorne recommended another
legislative priority for students would
be a House joint resolution that would
tie tuition increases to the cost of
living increase.
Because it has not yet been passed
by either house of the state Legisla-
ture, Cawthorne said he believed the
bill is not going anywhere this ses-
sion. Yet he said it has potential in the
next legislative session, which begins
in January.
He also stressed the need for orga-
nizing at the grassroots level. "Good
lobbying needs grassroots. We view
this as a team effort involving us, and
you (students) ... grassroots and pro-
fessionals," Cawthorne said.
MSA has appropriated $27,000 to
fund the lobbyists.
Rackham Rep. Roger De Roo
asked Cawthorne how MSA mem-
See LOBBYIST, Page 2

Dennis Cawthome, an MSA lobbyist, spoke to the assembly last night about
ways his firm can help students gain power in Lansing.



'M' athlel
Daily Football Writer
A Michigan outside linebacker
was arrested early yesterday morning
on charges of shoplifting a compact
disc from Tower Records, store offi-
nalc cau vrnctnrAorl

te nabbed shoplifting

Two Tower workers and a mall
security officer pursued Laws and
caught him near North University
where the officer handcuffed Laws.
The athlete was then escorted back to
the store where he was arrested by
Ann Arhnr nnlirp

phone said Laws was unavailable.
That party said Laws would return
A police report had not been com-
pleted at press time but was in the
holdout bin at headquarters waiting
tn he nrocesed nnlice nfficials said

The Theater Department puts
on an updated version of "The
Glass Menagerie," Tennessee
Williams' play about a
dysfunctional family in
Depression-era St. Louis.

Women carry whistles

in defense against rape

Daily Staff Reporter
Women all over Ann Arbor can be
seen carrying plastic whistles cour-
tesv of the mayor.

undisclosed location. Police yester-
day refused to disclose any new infor-
mation about Thursday's rape of a
42-year-old woman or any other as-
nects of the investigation.


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