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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, March 13, 1996 - 3

UNC Tarheels
mascot killed
Ramses XXIX, a ram and mascot of
e University of North~ Carolina
heels' football team, was recently
found mangled after being stolen from
an Orange County, N.C., farm.
The killer removed the ram from his
chain at the farm and stabbed him 12
times with a knife. The assailant then
dragged the ram a short distance away
and attempted to field-dress the animal.
During the field-dressing process, the
ram's shoulder was severed. The sev-
ered shoulder and the chain and stake
Wat secured the ram are all missing.
The Orange County Sheriff's depart-
ment said they have some leads in the
case, but the investigation is ongoing.
A $650 reward is being offered for
information leading to an arrest.
Fires put UK students
in tough situation
* omeresidentsofaUniversityofKen-
tucky residence hall are experiencing poor
living conditions after several fires were
started in the hall's bathrooms.
Last week, people set fire to shower
curtains on two successive days in the
second-floor men's bathrooms. No fire
alarms were set off in any of the inci-
dents, although smoke filledthe bulding.
Becauseoftheincidents, thetwo bath-
rooms have been closed indefinitely.
Vow all 80 male residents of the three-
building must use the one remain-
ing men's bathroom on the first floor.
The bathroom has only four toilets and
four showers for all the male residents.
U of Montana to hold
dance marathon
Students at the University of Mon-
ana will hold a 24-hour dance-a-thon
'blled the Grizzly Dance Marathon, on
April 26, to benefit children in the
Missoula, Mont., area.
Students participatingin the fund-raiser
must stay on their feet and keep moving
throughout the event. The event will have
deejaysandlivemusicforpeopletochoose
from. There will also be dance contests
and performances by comedians.
To take part in the event, students
must raise at least $50 in pledges.
* Profits will go to the Extended Fam-
ily Services shelter in Missoula.
Fraternity complains
about dirty house
Members of the North Carolina State
University's Sigma Phi Epsilon frater-
nity complained enough recently to
ange the unclean state of their house.
The Student Development department
(SD) is responsible for maintaining fra-
ternity houses on NC State's campus. The
residents of the house say the lack of
concern from SD is giving them health
problems.
They complained about a foot of dirt
clogging part ofthe house's ventilation
system. They said members frequently
suffer from respiratory illnesses.
After numerous complaints, SD con-
dacted a serviceto clean the house. The
ervicetechnician said parts ofthe house
had not been cleaned since the building
was constructed in 1963.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jennifer Harvey

Freeman resigns
MSA chair after
failed recall vote

KRISTEN SCHA FER/Daily
Inteflex first-year student Parna Kartha works with a suction filtration in Chemistry 216 yesterday.
CEW report reCOmen
Changes for women in sCience

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
Questions and concerns surrounding
the chair of the Michigan Student
Assembly's International Student Af-
fairs Commission were answered by
his resignation last night.
Jonathan Freeman, the Students' Party
candidate for MSA president, resigned
from his position and endorsed Suny
Mou, who was elected the commission's
new chair during the meeting.
"It was not unexpected," Freeman
said. "I was really just waiting for Suny
to say, 'OK, I'm ready to take this."'
Freeman said he had made a promise
to the assembly upon accepting the po-
sition that he would step down when he
found an international student qualified
to chair the commission.
"I didn't think that I was the best
spokesperson for the international stu-
dents' community," he said.
Freeman came under public scru-
tiny recently with the criticisms of
ISAC member Afshin Jadidnouri.
Jadidnouri accused Freeman of using
the commission to further a personal
political agenda and asked that Free-
man resign or be removed by the as-
sembly. Following the allegations,
Freeman requested a recall vote by the
assembly. The recall, requiring a two-

thirds majority, failed 20-14.
Jadidnouri said he contacted the Stu-
dent Judiciary Committee regarding
Freeman's intentions on the commis-
sion. He said he was pleased with
Freeman's decision to resign as chair.
"He did the right thing," Jadidnouri
said.
Mou, an Engineering senior, said al-
though he does not support allegations
of Freeman's political motives on the
commission, he is optimistic about the
possibilities a "non-partisan" chair
could provide.
"I don't belong to any political party,"
he said. "I consider (the commission) a
small United Nations ... but there's no
one dominant leading country."
LSA Rep. Dan Serota said after the
recall vote several weeks ago that he
thought Freeman should resign. Fol-
lowing Freeman's announcement,
Serota applauded Freeman's decision
to resign.
"I think Jonathan did the rightthing,"
he said. "I think it was the right thing for
the commission and for MSA."
Freeman said he will continue to work
on the commission and aid the new
chair whenever possible. Freeman also
said he didn't think the resignation or
allegations would endanger his cam-
paign for MSA president.

By Kate Glickman
Daily Staff Reporter
After conferencing with similar cen-
ters around the country, a team of edu-
cators from the Center for the Educa-
tion of Women has released a report
with recommendations for change.
The report recommends institutional
changes to make entry into the work
force easier for women, as well as to
improve workplace conditions.
Only 4 percent of doctoral faculty in
engineering are women. Physics has 6
percent, mathematics 9 percent and
chemistry 10 percent, according to the
National Science Foundation. Women
are better represented in the medical
sciences.
Cinda-Sue Davis, director of the
Women in Science and Engineering
Program, said she hopes to help women
enter science at every level - from
kindergarten to graduate school.
"It's quite complex," said Carol
Hollenshead, director of the Center for
the Education of Women. "There is not
one cause (for the lack of women in
science). There is a complex set of
interactions children have from the time
they are very young with parents, teach-
ers, engagement with peers and larger
society."
To combat the low numbers,
Hollenshead, Davis and other experts
wrote the Equity Agendaoutlining how

institutions must change to better sup-
port women.
The agenda advises governmental
and private agencies to implement re-
search on how gender, race, ethnicity
and socio-economic status affect
women in educational institutions as
well as on the job.
Grants supporting research in sci-
ence are also noted as areas where "sex
equity" should be reviewed, according
to the agenda. Those funding grants
should establish criteria for measuring
the participation of women in projects,
especially women of color.
"We need sto hold institutions ac-
countable," Davis said. "It's not enough
to teach women the rules of the game.
Now women know the rules of the game
and they still aren't succeeding."
Many female science students say
the first-year experience is particularly
discouraging toward further participa-
tion in science.
The University's first-year science
curriculum is used to weed out and
eliminate, Davis said.
"Women say, 'Yes, I love science,
but I don't know if I can take the cut-
throat competition,"' Davis said.
"When I was a freshman I felt com-
pletely lost and science classes were so
hard," said Darlene Kassab, a junior
biology major.
Kassab now serves as a resident ad-

viser for the residential Women in Sci-
ence and Engineering Program.
Once women graduate, they enter a
workplace where women make up a
small minority, according to the report.
Women do not appear in high-ranking
positions in proportion to the available
pool of applicants.
The glass ceiling, allowing women
to only rise so far in corporate hierar-
chy, still exists in industry andacademia,
according to the agenda.
Because tenure consideration often
occurs during childbearing years,
women are often left behind their male
counterparts because of parenting re-
sponsibilities.
The agenda recommends that em-
ployers should offermore flexible work
schedules to allow for child care.
Davis said competitiveness is valu-
able for companies but teamwork must
be fostered between individuals.
If more women entered science,
women would be included in more stud-
ies, Davis said.
"I think we'd put more money into
breast cancer research, and lupus, a dis-
ease that affects many women," she said.
But things are improving consider-
ably, Hollenshead said.
"Educational institutions have be-
come increasingly aware of these is-
sues and are fostering change in a vari-
ety of fields," Hollenshead said.

Forbes visits Bloonfield
Hills Republican women',

BLOOMFIELD HILLS (AP) -Steve
Forbes has a simple plan to gain ground
on Republican
presidential front-
runner Bob Dole.
"The answer is
very simple. Vote,
formeinMichigan
on Tuesday,"
Forbes said yester-
day ataBloomfield
Republican
Women's Club
luncheon of about
300 people. Forbes
The multimillionaire publisher said
he doesn't intend to quit the race, de-
spite pressure from other Republicans-
who believe Dole's victory is assured.

"This race is far from being over,"
Forbes said. "It is about the future of
America. That's why I'm staying in
this race."
Dole and Forbes are scheduledto make
Michigan campaign stops tomorrow.
Before the Super Tuesday primaries,
Dole had 392 delegates, Forbes had 73
and Pat Buchanan, 62. The GOP nomi-
nee must lock up 996 delegates to win
the party's nomination.
Dole swept the primaries in seven
southern states during Super Tuesday
and pressure for Forbes to drop out of
the GOP race was growing.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich,
speaking to reporters in Atlanta, said it
was clear Dole would win the nomina-
tion and suggested that Forbes drop out.

MSA supports GEO strike vote

Our Graduates Work!

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
If the Graduate Employees Organiza-
tion votes to stage a walkout, the Michi-
gan Student Assembly will stand behind
it. The assembly passed a resolution last
night supporting the organization and its
recent vote to strike if necessary.
"(The resolution) basically says 82
percent of those (graduate student in-
structors) who voted empowered the
steering committee to strike if neces-
sary and we're supporting that," said
Rackham Rep. John Lopez, who pro-
posed the resolution.
Mike Sell, GEO negotiations secre-
tary, said the negotiations are "going
very well." Sell said the organization

would engage in fact-finding, media-
tion and arbitration processes with the
administration before considering a
work stoppage of any kind.
"We're planning to do a number of
steps before we would ever think of doing
anything as drastic as a work action or as
truly drastic as a strike," Sell said.
Sell said continued undergraduate
support during the negotiations is cru-
cial to GEO's bargaining power. This is
the fourth resolution the assembly
passed in support of the organization.
Some MSA members, however,
voiced concerns about supporting even
the possibility of a strike or walkout.
"I believe that a strike for one day, for
10 days, would be catastrophic and would

cost students upwards of thousands of
dollars,"LSA Rep. Jonathan Winick said.
LSA Rep. Dan Serota said, "I'm con-
cerned that MSA voted to tell students
not to go to class."
LSA Rep. Andy Schor, Wolverine
Party candidate for MSA president, said
the resolution's wording could have dan-
gerous implications for the assembly.
"LSA students should not have sup-
ported that bill because it supports G EO
striking," he said. "They can strike and
say (MSA members) support it."
Members supporting the resolution
argued that the assembly's support does
not translate into a strike endorsement.
"This is not a blanket endorsement to
strike," Lopez said.
LSA Rep. Olga Savic said she thought
the assembly would consider GEO's ac-
tions if it votes to strike.
"I have no doubt that MSA would
again have some sort of resolution say-
ing MSA supports a strike' or MSA
does not support a strike,"' Savic said.
"The assembly neverauthorized a strike
tonight."

Correction
Michigan Student Assembly presidential candidate Geoff Tudisco's name was spelled incorrectly in yesterday's Daily.

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What's happening in Ann Arbor today

GRouP MEETINGS
Q AIESEC Michigan, general member
meeting, 662-1690, Business Ad-
ministration Building, Room 1276,
6 p.m.
Q American Baptist Student Fellow-
ship, free meal, meeting, 663-
9376, First Baptist Church, 512
E. Huron, 5:30-7 p.m.
Q Connections Support Group, for
women returning to school for un-
dergraduate degrees, 998-7210,
CEW Center, 330 E. Liberty, day-
time connections: 12:15-2:30
p.m.;evening connections: 7-8:30
p.m.
Q Hindu Students Council, The
Vedas and Upanisads, 764-
2671, Michigan Union, Pond
Room, 8 p.m.
Q LASC, weekly meeting, Michi-
gan League, Room A, third floor,
8 p.m.
U LaVozMexicana,meeting, 994-9139,
Michigan League, Room D, 7 p.m.
Q Michigan Union Program Board

3620, CCRB, Room 2275, 8:30-
9:30 p.m.
Q Taekwondo Club, beginners and
other new members welcome,
747-6889, CCRB, Room 2275, 7-
8:30 p.m.
EVENTS
U "Fay Thompson," Bhutan slide
show, sponsored by Borders
Books, Borders, 612 E. Liberty,
7:30 p.m.
0 "Global Balkanization," spon-
sored by Students of Objectiv-
ism, Michigan League, Room
C, 7 p.m.
0 "Health Insurance Workshop,"
sponsored by international Cen-
ter, Institute of Science and Tech-
nology, Room 1114, 2 p.m.
U "Leadership Transition Sur-
vival," sponsored by SOAS and
SAL, Michigan Union, Wolver-
ine Rooms A,B,C, 5:30-7:30
p.m.

pean Studies, Lane Hall Com-
mons Room, 12 noon
Q "The Passion of
Remembrance," Multicultural
Britain Flim Series, sponsored
by Program in British Studies,
Chemistry Building, Room
1300, 7 p.m.
U "Women Abroad," sponsored by
International Center and
SAPAC, International Center,
Room 9, 4-5:30 p.m.
Q "Writing Successful Grant Pro-
posals," graduate seminar,
sponsored by American Soci-
ety for Engineering Education,
GG Brown Building, lacocca
Room, 4:30 p.m.
STUDENT SERVICES
Q Campus Information Centers,
Michigan Union and Pierpont
Commons, 763-INFO,
info@umich.edu, UM*Events on
GOpherBLUE, and http://
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