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One hundred four years of editorial freedom

Former surgeon general to speak at winter graduation

Daily Staff Reporter
Antonia Novello, former U.S. sur-
geon general, will address students at this
winter's commencement ceremony Dec.
18, University officials announced yes-
President George Bush appointed
'vello as the 14th surgeon general of
the U.S. Public Health Service in 1990.

She was the first woman and the first
Hispanic to hold the position.
Novello served her residency and later
received training for pediatric nephrology
at the University.
"She is one of the most visible His-
panic women in the government and of
course we are proud that she is an alum of
the University," said Walter Harrison,
vice president for University relations.

Following the completion of her train-
ing in 1974, she entered the U.S. Public
Health Service in 1978.
Novello currently works with
UNICEF on issues related to women,
children and youth as the organization's
special representative for health and nu-
"I think she will be an excellent and
exciting speaker," said Provost Gilbert

R. Whitaker Jr., who was a member of the
committee that chose Novello.
"She has real interest with all the
health care issues around," Whitaker
Novello's father, Don Novello, por-
trayed Father Guido Sarducci on NBC's
"Saturday Night Live."
Regent Shirley McFee (R-Battle
Creek) said she has never met Novello,

but is pleased with the choice.
"I'm looking forward to the opportu-
nity to get acquainted with this indi-
vidual and the others receiving honorary
degrees," she said.
Novello will receive an honorary doc-
tor of laws degree. The University also
will award honorary degrees to math-
ematician George Dantzig and orthodon-
tist T.M. Graber.


Daily Staff Reporter
Several members of the Board of
ents yesterday raised strong ob-
jections to the University's extension
of benefits to same-sex couples.
The regents voted in September
1993 to add sexual orientation to By-
law 14.06, the University's anti-dis-
crimination clause.
Following this move, University
President James J. Duderstadt as-
siged a 12-member task force to
y the implications of the addition
to the bylaw. The committee recom-
mended offering University benefits
to same-sex couples. Duderstadt ac-
cepted its recommendation and or-
dered implementation to, begin in
"I was in support of the change
of the bylaw and I still stand on that
decision," said Regent Shirley
Fee (R-Battle Creek). "I did not
w implementation of this was
moving forward until I received a
phone call that it had already been
"I know that this is a controversial
issue, which has real partisan over-
tones and entered into the (regents)
election. Because there was not ample
See BENEFITS, Page 2

R egents blast
'U ' Nike deal
Secretary to prepare summary
of contract policies

Regent Shirley McFee (R-Battle Creek) speaks with Regents-elect Andrea Fischer and Daniel Horning.
Duderstadt's salary nses $26,348

Daily Staff Reporters
The University Board of Regents
yesterday blasted the administration
for its seven-year deal with Nike,
ordering Secretary Harold Johnson to
prepare a summary of the policies
involved in these contracts.
The $7 million contract will give
Nike access to the University logo
and colors in exchange for providing
the athletic department with equip-
ment, scholarships and $75,000 to
fund a new women's varsity sport.
Nike will design uniforms that bear
the Nike Swoosh.
"It struck me that it has profound
implications on how we project our-
selves to the world," said Regent
Laurence Deitch (D-Bloomfield
Hills). "I submit that there are some
things that are important such as
whether or not we let a shoe company
piggyback on 170 years of tradition to
peddle some shoes.
"The athletic department decided
to license the image and colors for a
seven-year term. The image of the
University belongs to the body which
owns the University."

Daily Staff Reporter
The University Board of Regents
approved a $26,348 pay increase for
President James J. Duderstadt yester-
Duderstadt, who was paid
$206,000 last year, will receive a
$16,666 equity boost and a 4.7-per-
cent merit increase this year. The re-
gents implemented a three-year pro-
gram to increase his salary to com-
petitive levels last year. With the raise,
Duderstadt's salary for next year will

be $232,348.
Brown said the regents had agreed
to the $16,000 raise last year when they
began the equity adjustment program.
"The part that we are considering
today is a merit increase for your
service at the University," Regent Paul
Brown (D-Mackinac Island) told
University spokeswoman Lisa
Baker said Duderstadt's salary ranks
seventh among Big Ten presidents
and in the bottom third for those of
major research universities.

Duderstadt said he is pleased that
the regents are trying to bring his
salary in line with those of presidents
at public and private peer institutions.
Top earners at other peer institutions
make more than $400,000.
"I'm willing to work for it, the
question is whether or not the next
president will," he said.
Duderstadt's salary is "more than
sufficient for the job," said Chemistry
Prof. Tom Dunn, after learning of the
salary breakdowns earlier this week.
See SALARY, Page 2

I submit that there are
some things that are
important such as
whether or not we let a
shoe company
piggyback on 170
years of tradition to
peddle some shoes.'
- Laurence Deitch
University regent
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer Farris W.
Womack oversees the athletic depart-
ment, which made the deal. "The board
has delegated the authority to me to
enter into contracts," Womack said.
Vice President for University Rela-
tions Walter Harrison said there are
hundreds of licensing agreements made
without consulting the regents. Harrison
is a member of the Board in Control of
Intercollegiate Athletics, which over-
sees the athletic department.
"Most of what the board does
See NIKE, Page 2


U.S. economy will
grow moderately
'U' researchers warn of inflation

Daily Staff Reporter
The U.S. economy should con-
tinue to grow for the next few years,
and inflation and unemployment
should remain steady, University
economists predicted yesterday.
But the new Republican majority
in Congress could kick off a serious
new round of inflation if it fulfills
campaign promises to increase mili-
tary spending while cutting taxes, they
Rising prices and a growing fed-
eral deficit would force the Federal
Reserve Board to boost interest rates,
throwing the nation into a recession,

said Saul Hymans, director of the
University's quarterly economic fore-
"I hope cooler heads will prevail,"
Hymans said. "I hope there's enough
memory of the early 1980s."
The economists predict "meager
to moderate" growth of the U.S.
economy in 1995, which would lead
to declines in job growth and increases
in inflation.
University researchers delivered
"The U.S. Economic Outlook" at the
42nd annual Conference on the Eco-
nomic Outlook. They expect eco-
nomic growth to slow to 2.4 percent
See ECONOMY, Page 7

Inflation Rates
Core inflation has risen at less thana3%
rate durng 1994,tI-eloest sustained te
since 1965 and a ful erentapint geter
than the best perftximce of the 1980s.
Some deterioration is likeduirghe net 2
months, bt ypick Sh ould be modest Indeed,
at te equivaent stage of the 1960s and 1980s
exparns, there was vmal no acoeleraion inthe
core ilation ratedurng Uthsusequen 1 mnths,

Former MSA President Aaron Williams, an election worker, helps count
ballots last night.
MSA begins counting
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Daily Football Writer
The game used to decide the Big
Ten representative for the Rose Bowl.
But the winner of tomorrow's regu-
lar-season finale between No. 13
Michigan and No. 22 Ohio State
(noon, ABC) will not travel to Pasa-
dena for a Jan. 2 date with the Pac-10
winner. Instead the victor heads to
Orlando for the Citrus Bowl with a
second-place conference finish while
the loser begins making plans for San
Diego and the Holiday Bowl to be
played Dec. 30.
Since being moved to the last Satur-
day of the season in 1935, the confer-
ence crown has been in the balance on
32 occasions, including last year's con-
testthatthe Wolverines (5-2BigTen, 7-
3 overall) captured, 28-0. The loss pre-
vented the Buckeyes (5-2, 8-3) from
reaching the Rose Bowl for the first
time since 1985 when they lost to South-
em California, 20-17. It also meant the
end to as an undefeated season well.
The diminished result of this
season's game does not mean the two
sides look at it as anything less than a
big game.
"It's the Ohio State game, it means
a lot," Michigan tailback Tyrone
Wheatley said. "They have home field
See OHIO STATE, Page 11

Students rally for sexual assault bill

Daily Staff Reporter
MSA elections ended yesterday,
with as little fanfare as they began.
Election officials had not finished
counting votes at press time.
The ballot asked students to choose
their MSA representatives for the next
7r. It also included two ballot ques-
The first question asked if the stu-
dent fee should be raised by 25 cents.
The revenue would exclusively fund
the Ann Arbor Tenants' Union, which
has. been the iihievrt of MS~A dehate

Wimbush said he voted no on the
funding question. "I just don't think
(the fee raise) is necessary," he said.
Lisa Makar, an LSA junior, said
her friends had had problems with
their landlord last year. "They got a
lot of their money from their landlord
back through the advice of the
AATU," she said. Makar said she
voted yes on the funding question.
The assembly has been severely
divided on the AATU funding issue,
which has been debated at each meet-
ing since September.
Two otf the narties rarticinratinp in

Daily Staff Reporter
Students from the state's univer-
sities joined forces on the steps of the
state capitol yesterday to rally sup-
port for legislation that could change
the way their institutions deal with
sexual assault.
The Michigan Student Assembly's
Women's Issues Commission orga-
nized the rally in order to show sup-
port for the Campus Sexual Assault
Assistance Acts.
The bill would require, among
other things, that institutions of higher
education establish and implement

sexual-assault policies and procedures
following a basic framework set up in
the bill.
Quoting feminist Stephanie Pow-
ers, MSA Women's Issues Commis-
sion member Emily Berry explained
the reason for the rally. "Unfortu-
nately, people don't hear you until
you scream," she said.
MSA Women's Issues Commis-
sion Chair Nichole Paradis said the
group had been optimistic about pass-
ing the bill this term since the House
has already passed it unanimously.
However, it has been stuck in the
Senate Judiciary Committee since it

reached the state Senate.
"We want to mobilize students to
show that we want this bill passed in
this term," Paradis said. "We want
action taken on this bill, we want it
out of committee and on the floor."
State Sen. Lana Pollack (D-Ann
Arbor) said at the rally that there was
no justification for holding the bill in
committee. Pollack said she would be
the "voice for victims."
"The laws of this state do not fo-
cus on the rights of the victims," she
Pollack's successor, Sen.-elect
See RALLY, Page 2

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