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One hundred four years of editorial freedom


First- class
stamp cost
to increase
to 32 cents
The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - The price of a
first-class letter will jump to 32 cents
starting Jan. 1.
The independent Postal Rate Com-
mission yesterday endorsed the pro-
posed 32-cent stamp, declaring that
the nation's troubled mail service
would further deteriorate if the Postal
Service were denied urgently needed
The commission rejected a re-
quest for a 10.3 percent across-the-
board increase on publications, bulk
mail and parcels that the Postal Ser-
vice and mailers had championed.
Instead, the commission imposed
higher increases on those mail cat-
egories, accusing postal officials of
continuing to attempt to foist "a dis-
proportionate amount" of the agency's
sts on first-class mailers.
Postal officials and large commer-
cial mailers expressed disappoint-
ment, but not surprise, at the
commission's ruling.
"We expected it," shrugged Gene
A. Del Polito, executive director of
the Advertising Mail Marketing As-
sociation, whose members will have
to pay an extra $310 million a year
nder the commission's decision.
"Everyone is a winner, relatively
speaking, because all the increases
are below the rate of inflation," said
Arthur B. Sackler, executive direc-
tor of The Mailers Council, an indus-
try group which had joined with the
Postal Service in pushing for the
The Postal Service seemed ready
to accept the proposed rates, declar-
g in an brief statement that the deci-
on "appears to be designed to meet-
ing our revenue requirement" of $4.7
billion for the coming year.
The new rates are expected be
ratified by the Postal Service Board
of Governors within the next two
weeks, it said.

Serbian rebels
refuse to meet
Boutros- hali

Los Angeles Imes
SARAJEVO,Bosnia - H erze-
govina - Bosnian Serbs delivered a
humiliating snub to the world's most
prominent diplomat yesterday, refus-
ing to meet U.N. Secretary -General
Boutros Boutros-Ghali at the airport
here and sounding a death knell on
their tolerance of foreign efforts to
protect Bosnian Muslims.
Boutros-Ghali flew into the artil-
lery-encircled Bosnian capital on an
urgent mission to secure assurances
from Serbian rebel leader Radovan
Karadzic that his nationalist gunmen
would halt attacks on the U.N. "safe
haven" of Bihac and stop harassing
U.N. forces.
Mission officials and aides pleaded
by telephone with Karadzic under-
lings for a meeting at Sarajevo's air-
port, but were told the rebel leader
would see Boutros-Ghali only at his
self-styled capital, Pale, 10 miles east.

"I am not going to go to Pale
because the United Nations has rec-
ognized the Bosnian republic but we
have not recognized anv other kind of
entity." Boutros-Ghali told reporters.
After being rebuffed for more than
five hours by Karadzic. who refused
to speak to the U.N. chief by phone,
Boutros-Ghali and his international
entourage left Sarajevo trailing grave
warnings about what lies ahead lfor
the country's targeted Muslims.
Serb gunmen loyal to Karadzic
appear to have concluded the 24.000
U.N. Protection Force peacekeepers
deployed in this country have ex-
hausted their usefulness as purveyors
of humanitarian aid and buffer forces
that have effectively shielded the
rebels from retaliation by Muslim-led
Bosnian government troops.
In the past two weeks, Serb na-
tionalists have defied NATO air
See BOSNIA, Page 2

UN Secretary General Boutros-Ghali meets with President Alija lzitbegovic in Bosnia yesterday, trying to bring peace.

Search for
Daily Staff Reporter Anders
Nine months after Vice President Nnaman
for Student Affairs Maureen A. Hart- at the U
ford removed Robert Hughes from Amherst
his post as Housing director, a search present
committee has named four final can- Constan
didates, who will give public presen- services
tations today and Tuesday. give her
A 12-member advisory commit- On Ti
tee chaired by Garry D. Brewer, dean dates w
of the School of Natural Resources LeagueI
and Environment, named the final Mark D
candidates. ing divis
"If I and my colleagues on the com- ginia sin
mittee did not think any of the four was Zeller,d
not the caliber of what we were looking Washing
for, we would not have invited them," 1989, w
Brewer said. "They're all very interest- Each
ing people and quite different." sentation


housing direct(
y in the Michigan Union ences, like the Pilot Program in Alice
n Room, Chika Kenneth Lloyd or the 21st Century program in
director of housing services Mary Markley. Hartford wants all
iversity of Massachusetts at first-year students to participate in
since July 1993, will give a such a program by 1996.
ion at 2 p.m. At 3 p.m. "What we're looking for is some-
e Foley, director of residence one to make living-learning a real part
t Kent State since 1990, will ofthecampusexperience,"said Michi-
presentation. . gan Student Assembly President Julie
uesday, the two other candi- Neenan, a committee member.
11 speak in the Michigan Following the presentations, the
Coessler Library. At 2 p.m., public can ask questions and will be
herty, director of the hous- asked to fill out feedback forms for
on at the University of Vir- the committee.
e 1983, will speak. William In February, Hartford reassigned
rector of residence life at Hughes, who had served as the division's
on State University since director for 16 years, to a position in the
1 speak at 3 p.m. Office, of Development.
candidate will make a pre- "This wasn't just a replacement of
on living-learning experi- one Housing director with another.

)r narrowed to 4

The University of Michigan was in-
terested in doing things differently,"
Brewer said.
Hartford said she asked the com-
mittee to provide her with three to
five names with comments on each.
Zeller, the last candidate to speak,
has professional ties to Hartford. At
Washington State University, Hart-
ford served as vice provost lIor stu-
dent affairs during Zeller's first years
as director of residence life.
Hartford said she interviewedZeller.
but the associate provost for student
affairs selected him for the post.
"Honestly. Maureen had virtually
nothing to do with it except to say that
this was a guy who was doing a good
job, period," Brewer said. "Maureen
submitted a number of names as a

consequence of making contacts to
her colleagues. She had nothing to do
beyond the submission of a couple of
Hartford had wanted to have a
director in place when classes began
in September. But the committee
originally only received 31 applica-
tions. said Rodger Wolf, assistant to
the vice president for student affairs.
Wolf said he had anticipated 100 to
150 applicants for the post.
"The response just didn't turn
around. These are jobs that people
aren't looking for. They have to be
coaxed into applying," Wolf said.
With the limited number of appli-
cants, the committee continued look-
ing t or additional candidates.
See HOUSING, Page 2


B-school seeks students who
are prepared to do business
By VAHE TAZIAN ness background in their respective
Daily Staff Reporter G etting into professions.

Business :School
Some demographic numbers on
Michigan's Business School:

threatens future of
young around world


Thinking of entering the world of
big business'? Your chances of suc-
Oss may be increasing.
Graduate programs around the
country are experiencing a continu-
ing rise in applications. However, the
number of students taking the GMAT
- required for admission to a Master
of Business Administration (MBA)
program - has declined for the past
five years, said University Business
School Counselor Evonne R.
Plantinga advises students who are
considering applying to an MBA pro-
gram to ensure they have acquired
"good verbal and quantitative skills"
during their undergraduate studies.
Only 29 percent of the University's
1994 entering MBA class concen-
trated studies as undergraduates in

I Second in a eseries
business, while 27 percent were lib-
eral arts majors.
Students considering the
University's Business School "can
expect to be challenged by the faculty
in a cooperative and intense learning
environment," Plantinga said.
LSA senior Eric Binder antici-
pates the rigors of business school. "I
expect business school to be very
competitive and difficult, with an in-
teresting curriculum," Binder said.
He stressed the importance of ob-
taining an MBA, saying, "Business is
the foundation of every profession;
even doctors and lawyers need a busi-

Albert Tejidor, a first-year MBA
student, does not feel the University's
Business School is "overly competi-
tive." He advises students consider-
ing an MBA program to take at least
two years off after undergraduate
school and obtain some business ex-
perience before applying.
"Students will need real-life expe-
riences working in business-related
fields to be successful in business
school," Tejidor said.
In fact, 92 percent of University
MBA students have at least one or
more years of work experience before
entering the graduate program.
Plantinga feels students who are
in the job market before entering an
MBA program will "have a better
focus and will maximize the value of'
their tuition dollars."

Mean undergraduate GPA: 3.3
Mean GMAT score: 630/800
Percent minority: 30
Percent from abroad: 17
Average age: 26
Percent with one or more years
work experience: 92
Jack Siedliski, a first-year BBA
student, anticipates working for a few
years before entering an MBA pro-
"I feel the BBA program will pro-
See BUSINESS, Page 2

Daily Staff Reporter
Linde Zara presented a lesson at
the North Campus Commons last night
that could save lives - a class called
"HIV 101."
Zara, 53, is a home-care coordi-
nator with Hos-
pice of Wash-
tenaw where she AIDS
helps patients Awareness Week
and families of Nov. 28 - Dec. 2
patients with
AIDS. She said
she is interested
in having an im-
pact on AIDS
prevention, "es-
pecially since
many of the
people affected
seem to be so
"It makes you want to talk to young
people and tell them they need to take
care of themselves," she said.
Zara did just that in her lecture,
which was part of the University-
wide activities for AIDS Awareness
Zara began by telling the class to
let her know what subjects were par-
ticularly relevant or interesting so she
would not overlap on anything they
had already heard.
She also explained what distin-
guished AIDS as a "devastating" vi-
rus, as a "pandemic," a virus that is
ramnant across the Globe.


Let's talk
about sex,
prof. says
Daily Staff Reponer
Sex - it is what most students
are preoccupied with, but may be
too shy to talk about. Former
School of Nursing Prof. Sylvia
Hacker says this attitude is too
old-fashioned for today's society.
Hacker, who admits her frank
discussions about sex can be con-
troversial. touched on everything
from masturbation to AIDS pre-
vention during her presentation
"Snacks and Sex with Sylvia."
"Let's learn about out bodies
and share our knowledge with our'
partners and have a good time.
That is my focus," Hacker said.
She began her talk with an in-
formal roundtable discussion
where the audience wrote their
deepest questions about sex on a
small piece of paper.
Hacker then lectured on the
basic history of sexuality in the
United States and described what
she says is a "very erotic-phobic
"Up until Word War II we had
a very restricted sexual norm. Sex

Special Report

CRISP made easy: The
University has agreed to try
out a new computer program
that allows students to
choose schedules
The Michigan men's
basketball team dropped its
second game last night,
losing to Arizona, 78-57.

Stalking case takes 'U' student
out of dorm and into courtroom

Ed. Note: In order to protect the
identity of Marc Schauber's ex-
fiancie, the Daily has withheld her
name in this article.
Daily Staff Reporter
Marc Schauber learned of his evic-
tion from the Mosher Jordan Resi-
dence Hall through rather unconven-
tenn +^ nri

Furthermore, Schauber was angry that
he had not been informed in writing
of the punishment.
Two days later, a letter from the
hearing officer made it official.
Schauber was ordered to leave Mosher
Jordan by March 7. He was assigned
to room 5814 of South Quad.
Schauber, then an LSA first-year
vt.rn . n c._ m in s k _ tII.

versity lawyers say Schauber is not
entitled to the due process rights he
has claimed under the Constitution.
Washtenaw County Circuit Court
Judge Kurtis Wilder was scheduled to
rule on the case Oct. 3. But Wilder has
yet to render a verdict, blaming a
backlog of cases for the delay.
Schauber's lawsuit is broad in
tf- ad ctr,.n a in I ,na-nt It ii-

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