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The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 20, 1995 - 3

Regents appoint
successor for
finance position
At its Friday meeting, the Univer-
sity Board of Regents approved the
ppointment of Randy J. Harris as
associate vice president for finance.
.Harris, who is now assistant vice
prre1ident for finance and university
controller at Florida State University,
will assume his new post May 1. He
will succeed Chandler W. Matthews,
who will re tire at the end of April.
-Harris will be responsible for all
financial management, control and
porting functions for the Univer-
ity. He will have direct responsibil-
ity for the financial controls of a bud-
get that now exceeds $2.3 billion.
Harris was appointed to his cur-
rent post at Florida State in 1992. He
received his bachelor's and master's
of, public administration from
Brigham Young University.
Regents appoint
*istinguished profs
The Board of Regents approved
the appointments of five University
faculty members as distinguished
University professors at its meeting
on Friday.
They are:
James S. Jackson, who will hold
the Daniel Katz Distinguished Uni-
versity Professorship of Psychology;
10 Ludwig Koenen, the H.C.
Youtie Distinguished University Pro-
fessorship of Papyrology;
Vincent Massey, the J.
Lawrence Oncley Distinguished Uni-
versity Professorship of Biological
Chemistry; ,
Rowena G. Matthews, the G.
Robert Greenberg Distinguished Uni-
versity Professorship of Biological
*hemistry; and,
Gerard A. Mourou, the A.D.
Moore Distinguished University Pro-
fessor of Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science.
Regents revise
bylaw on gifts
The Board of Regents voted at its
meeting Friday to revise Regents'
Bylaw 3.05 on gifts to the University.
The change clarifies the role of the
chief financial officer's authority to
accept gifts to the University.
Under the revised bylaw, the chief
financial officer or a designee can
accept any gifts to the University ex-
cept those given for building pur-
poses or "any gift whose maintenance
will add to the ordinary operating
jAudget to the University without the
permission of the board."
All gifts to the University must be
reported to the board.
Faculty named to
Two professors from the School
of Public Health were named to colle-
giate professorships Friday.
Noreen M. Clark, chair of the de-
partment of health behavior and health

education, will hold the Marshall H.
Becker Collegiate Professorship of
Public Health.
Kenneth E. Warner, chair of the
department of public health policy
and administration, will hold the Ri-
chard D. Remington Collegiate Pro-
fessorship of Public Health.
- Compiled by Daily Staff
-Reporters Cathy Boguslaski and
Ronnie Glassberg

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month begins

By Spencer Dickinson
Daily Staff Reporter
Saturday marked the beginning of
Asian Pacific American Heritage
Month, and the University's Asian
Pacific American Programs Task
Force has planned many events to
The theme of the month will be
"Portraits of Our Community." The
various events are intended to "create
a portrait of what our community looks

like at the University," said Tait Sye,
Minority Student Services represen-
tative on the task force.
The task force is a joint effort of the
Office of Academic Multicultural Ini-
tiatives and Minority Student Services.
Ting said the task force "was cre-
ated to address the cultural, social,
and academic needs of Asian Pacific
American students at the University."
Here is a description of the month's
biggest events.

Wednesday, University of Cali-
fornia at Riverside Prof. Edward
Chang will speak on Asian Ameri-
can/Black relations.
Chang, who has spoken extensively
on Korean/Black relations, immigra-
tion and race relation theories, will dis-
cuss these issues with students.
Marie Ting, the OAMI represen-
tative on the task force, said, "It is our
hope that this session will bring about
better understanding of the core is-

sues ... and encourage coalition build-
ing between the two groups."
March 30, the United Asian
American Organizations join the task
force in presenting "Generation APA:
A cultural showcase of Asian Pacific
America" at the Power Center.
Generation APA is a production
that will include highlights of various
Asian cultural celebration including
excerpts from last November's Diwali
Show and an act from the Thai Stu-

dents Association's recent Thai Night.
The presentation will also feature
"INCH" and International Funk, two
Asian American hip-hop dance
groups, Asian American a capella
group 58 Greene and Asian American
acting troupe Point of View.
® The following Friday, J.D.
Hokoyama, the executive director for
Leadership for Asian Pacific Ameri-
cans, to campus for a brown-bag lunch

Lesbian colonel to tell of

discharge from

By Melissa Rose Bernardo
Daily Staff Reporter
Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer is
best known as the nurse that the mili-
tary discharged because she admitted
she was a lesbian. But when
Cammermeyer speaks tonight at 8
p.m. in Rackham Auditorium, she will
discuss more than just her story.
"The title of the talk is 'Serving in
Silence,' but the content really is much
broader than (my own story),"
Cammermeyer said in a telephone in-
terview. The speech will address "is-
sues surrounding prejudice and dis-
crimination which have gone on through
our society for many, many years."
Cammermeyer's story began on
April 28, 1989, when during an inter-
view for top-secret military clearance,
she responded to a question about ho-
mosexuality and said, "I am a lesbian."
"It was the right thing to say,"
Cammermeyer said of her honesty.
Eleven months later, the Army no-
tified her by letter of its intention to
dismissher.On June 11, 1992,thechief
nurse of the Washington State National
Guard was formally discharged from
the military, making her the highest-
ranking officer to be discharged solely
because of sexual orientation.
Cammermeyer said she then made

it her mission to fight the homosexu-
ality policy. "The policy was wrong.
Everybody rolls over and pretends
'poor me' and becomes the victim of
what's wrong. So it seemed to me that
my job at that point was to challenge
that policy," she said.
Cammermeyer was eventually vic-
torious. In June 1994, Federal Dis-
trict Judge Thomas S. Zilly ordered
Cammermeyer back to the job she
held in 1992. In his ruling, Zilly wrote
that the military's policy under which
she was discharged was unconstitu-
tional and "based on heterosexual
members' fear and dislike of homo-
Cammermeyer's admission would
have, however, violated even the new
"Don't ask, don't tell" regulation.
Cammermeyer returned to the Na-
tional Guard and is currently serving
as a clinical specialist at a Veterans
Administration hospital in Tacoma,
Wash. Her autobiography, "Serving
in Silence," was published in October
and is the subject of a February made-
for-TV movie for NBC, starring Glenn
Close and produced by Barbra
Cammermeyer was invited to
speak because of her "timely pres-
ence," said Ronni Sanlo, director of

the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Programs
Office, one of the organizations spon-
soring the speech.
"It's very important for people to
understand what happens with les-
bian, gay and bisexual people when
we choose to be honest about who we
are," Sanlo said.
Cammemeyer joined the Army
Student Nurse Program to "give some-
thing back" to the America that wel-
comed her and her family as Norwe-
gian immigrants.
She considers her message to be
one of basic civil rights, not just gay
and lesbian rights. "I can speak from
many different perspectives - as a
woman, having been in the military,
as a foreigner coming to America....
Because of that background I may be
less threatening than some people.
"I hope that I can help in terms of
opening people's eyes to the wonders
of diversity and at recognizing how
similar we all are in the fact that we're
all human beings," she said.
Cammermeyer will also be sign-
ing copies of her book, which Com-
mon Language Bookstore will make
available for purchase.
U Tickets are $10, and may be
purchased at any TicketMaster out-

NWROC holds anti-Nazi rally
David James, a Detroit resident and a member of the National Women's
Rights Organizing Coalition, speaks to a group of protesters Saturday at
City Hall. The protesters gathered to to oppose a rally scheduled by a neo-
Nazi group, which never arrived.

'U' offices offer study-abroad

By Kiran Chaudhri
For the Daily
International work and study can be
a valuable part of a college education,
but like any othercollege subjectthere's
quite a bit of homework required.
Two University offices - the
Office of International Programs and
the Overseas Opportunities Office -
are designed to help students com-
plete the research necessary for a suc-
cessful trip abroad.
Each year, more than 300 Univer-
sity students study abroad through
OIP, located between the Michigan
Union and West Quad. As an aca-
demic department, it sponsors study
abroad for academic credit through
the University and other universities
nationwide. OIP works primarily with

undergraduate students.
OIP adviser Lynn Aguado said
many students go abroad for more than
academics. "The cultural experience is
the exciting part of it. It's a much more
active way to learn as opposed to sitting
in a lecture," she said.
Through OIP, students can study
abroad during an academic year or
during a spring or summer term. For
the academic year, programs are avail-
able in Europe, South America, Af-
rica, Asia and Australia. Spring and
summer programs are offered in Eu-
ropean and Central and South
American countries.
"For many students, University of
Michigan programs at the OIP may
be a real advantage," said Bill Nolting,
overseas office director. Other stu-

dents are looking for alternatives."
That is where the Overseas Op-
portunities Office comes in.
The office, a division of the Inter-
national Center located in West Quad,
is a student service office, rather than
an academic office. It serves as an
information source to aid students
with individual interests, such as over-
seas work, internships, volunteering
and travel. Its services are available
to all University students.
LSA senior Gail Silverstein, who
volunteers as a student adviser at the
office, spent her junior year in Seville,
Spain. "It made me much more of an
independent person. ... You learn
things that you can't appreciate just
by reading about (them)."
In the office, students have access

option to students
to travel videos, journals, brochures grams and in the beginning of the
and books; foreign newsletters and winter term for spring and summer
newspapers; and even financial re- programs. Applications for a few
sources for going abroad. "We have a summer programs are still being ac-
lot of hard-to-get-a-hold-of informa- cepted.
tion. ... I've never seen most of our The overseas office provides stu-
books in Borders," Nolting said. dents with information on an ongoing
Additional options for students in- basis, but many opportunities abroad
clude traveling through youth hos- require that students inquire several
tels, the Peace Corps and the Jet Pro- months in advance. Nolting said stu-
gram, which sponsors students who dents interested in work or travel
would like to teach English in Japan. abroad this summer should visit or
The biggest problem the two of- call the office soon.
fices face, explained Nolting, is not a As a student who has studied
lack of student interest, but "getting abroad, Silverstein encourages other
the word out that these offices are students to inquire about overseas
here for the students." opportunities. "It opens your world
Students considering studying view," she said. "It's like freshmen
abroad should inquire at the OIP the year of college all over again - but in
year before for academic year pro- a different language."

Regents criticize building design

By Ronnie Glassberg
Daily Staff Reporter
The University Board of Regents
continued to raise objections to the ex-
ternal facade of the East Medical Cam-
pus' first building at its meeting Friday.
University Architect Douglas
Hanna unveiled the design to the re-
gents at their February meeting, and
several regents criticized the exterior
of the building. At the February meet-

ing, the regents asked Hanna to return
with alternatives.
Friday, the architect appeared be-
fore the regents with several depic-
tions of the original design.
Regent Andrea Fischer Newman
(R-Ann Arbor) objected to reviewing
of the same design. "I would like to
get into input of what we want and
move forward," she said.
The structure will be the first of

What's happening In Ann Arbor today

six buildings for the University's East
Medical Campus. The future struc-
tures will be built in a design similar
to the one of the initial building.
John Forsyth, executive director of
University Hospitals, expressed con-
cern over possible costs for the build-
ing. "We need to be able to compete
with everyone else on cost. We're very
concerned from a cost perspective."
But Regent Laurence Deitch (D-
Bloomfield Hills) said the building
may be able to be low-cost and well-
"I have yet to be convinced that a
tradeoff has to be made." he said. "I
believe we should say to our architects,
'Make it great.' ... We're rebuilding
the Shapiro mainly because it was the
'UGLi' because it was ugly. I'm not
saying this building is on par with that."
At the February meeting, Presi-
dent James J. Duderstadt said creat-
ing other designs would cost $30,000
to $50,000.

11 Ninjitsu Club, beginners welcome,
761-8251, IMSB, Room G 21,7:30-
9 P.m.
U Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club, men and
women, beginners welcome, 994-
3620, CCRB, Room 2275,7-8 p.m.
U Society For Creative Anachronism,
North Campus, EECS, Room 1311,
7 p.m. workshop, 8 p.m. meeting
U Taekwondo Club, beginners and
other new members welcome, 747-
6889, CCRB, Room 2275, 8:30-
10 p.m.
U "Campus Safety Panel Discus-
sion," sponsored by Project
CAUSE, Dow Building, Room
1013, 7 p.m.
D "Christians and Jews After the

International Institute,
Vandenberg Room, Michigan
League. 4:30-5:30 p.m.
J "Fall Orientation Leader Mass Meet-
ing," sponsored by Office of Orien-
tation, Michigan Union, Pond Room,
3-5 p.m.
Q "If Translation is What We Are
Doing, Do We Know What We/
They Are Doing? Some Reflec-
tions on the Making and Study-
ing of Chinese Literature," brown
bag lecture, sponsored by Center
for Chinese Studies, Lane Hall
Commons Room, 12 noon
"Mass Media, Conflict, and Com-
munity," sponsored by LSA
Theme Semester, Modern Lan-
guages Building, Auditorium 3,
7:30-9 p.m.
Q "Memorial of Names," 16th An-
nun Conference on the Holo-

Room 1003, 7 p.m.
Q "The Americanization of the Holo-
caust," 16th Annual Conference
on the Holocaust, sponsored by
Hillel, Rackham Amphitheatre, 8
0 76-GUIDE, 764-8433, peer coun-
seling phone line, 7 p.m.-8 a.m.
U ECB Peer Tutorial, Angell Hall
Computing Site, 747-4526, 7-
11 p.m.
U Campus Information Center, Michi-
gan Union, 763-INFO; events info
76-EVENT or UM*Events on
U North Campus Information Center,
North Campus Commons, 763-
NCIC, 7:30 a:m.-5:50 p.m.
Q Northwalk, 763WALK, Bursley
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