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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 17, 1996 - 3

Uof Miami
football player
murdered
University of Miami football player
Marlin Barnes and his friend Timwanika
Lumpkins were found brutally attacked
in Barnes' apartment Saturday morning.
Barnes' roommate returned home at
7:30 a.m., found the tires slashed on his
vehicle outside and could not enter the
apartment because the door was ob-
structed by Barnes' murdered body.
Lumpkins was still alive in the bedroom.
The roommate, Earl Little, said he saw
*lood near the doorway and promptly
called 911. Lumpkins died en route to the
hospital. The victims sufferedblunttrauma
to the upper torsos. Metro-Dade police
said they have not yet established a mo-
tive or a suspect in the case.
The university has established a ru-
mor-control hotline and made counseling
services available to grieving students.
MU graduates to go
without speaker
The 2,600 students eligible to gradu-
ate from Eastern Michigan University
this month will not hear a speaker at
their commencement ceremony.
EMU commencement organizers
deleted the speech to graduates to try to
limit the duration of the event. They
estimated the deletion would subtract
30 to 60 minutes from ceremony.
The deletion also made room for a
ew feature to be added to the program,
presentations of Honorary degrees.
Mother opens fire on
NIU fraternity
An irate mother opened fire on the
Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity house at
Northern Illinois University last week.
The woman was arrested for shooting
* single shot at the house with a .380
semiautomatic weapon. She said she was
upset because members of the fraternity
had yelled at her daughter for parking
her car in the fraternity's parking lot.
The woman shot at the room of the
members who yelled at the girl. The
woman was charged with aggravated dis-
charge of a firearm, a felony punishable
byfourto 15 years inprisonanda $10,000
fine.
AJNC sets relationship
rules for faculty
The Board of Governors of the Uni-
versity of North Carolina recently
adopted a policy to limit the types of
relationships students and faculty mem-
bers may have.
The new policy says amorous rela-
tionships between employees and stu-
lents should be avoided. It says it will
be deemed "misconduct" ifan employee
evaluates or supervises a student with
whom he or she has an amorous rela-
tionship. It also deems sexual activity
with a student who is a minor to be
misconduct, unless that student is mar-
ried to the employee.
Employees who violate the policy
will be subject to disciplinary action,
including termination.
- Compniled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jennifer Harvey.

Lansing
remembers
Holocaust
LANSING (AP) - The mournful
sound of the shofar echoed up from the
Capitol rotunda yesterday as the 6 mil-
lion lives lost to the Holocaust were
remembered.
"We must resist every temptation to
be indifferent. And that will be our
remembrance to those who lost their
lives in the Holocaust," Attorney Gen-
eral Frank Kelley told about 50 people
gathered for the annual State of Michi-
gan Official Holocaust Commemora-
tion.
Rabbi Steven Booth of Congrega-
tion Kehillat Israel in Lansing blew
the ram's horn, or shofar, and warned
those attending not to be guilty of
turning against others because they are
"different."
About 30 students from the Ann Ar-
bor Hebrew Day School Choir sang two
songs during the ceremony.
Gov. John Engler, noting that Michi-
gan is home to 2,000 Holocaust survi-
vors, said that "when we listen to their
stories, we honor them and we learn
from them. We try to understand how
they kept their own humanity in the
face of this unspeakable horror."
The ceremony marked the 50th an-
niversary of the Nuremberg Trials,
where Nazis were tried for war crimes,
including the running of death camps
and the wholesale slaughter of mil-
lions.
The governor voiced support for a
Holocaust high school curriculum de-
veloped in Michigan.
It is the only such Holocaust curricu-
lum endorsed by the U.S. Department
of Education, and more than 20,000
Michigan students have used it, said
Betty Ellias of Children of Holocaust
Survivors in Michigan.
Lesley Maier of Williamston High
School studied the curriculum with her
classmates, then went on to win an
essay contest on why students should
study the Holocaust.
"We should remember that 6 million
Jews were murdered with no thought of
the sanctity of life," she told the audi-
ence, which included her Williamston
High School social studies class.
"Let us learn from the Holocaust so it
will never again be repeated," she said.
"Let us learn from history so we can
protect ourselves and our children."

Engineering senior Suzanne Sarafa accepts an Outstanding Student Leader award yesterday from Associate Engineering Dean
Michael Parsons, the faculty member who nominated her for the award.
Stdeintsg reaerive awa afol
ousandngleadera..ship abilities

MSA to
fight for
stuident
regent
By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly
voted last night to create a new task
force to lobby for a student representa-
tive with full voting rights on the Uni-
versity Board of Regents.
Although former MSA President Flint
Wainess secured an "ex officio" student
member on the board last year, External
Relations Committee chair Andy Schor
encouraged the assembly last night to
pass a resolution in light ofthe successes
of student governments in several states.
"(The task force will) research laws
and legislation proposed by other
schools that have step-by-step gotten
an ex officio - a non-voting - mem-
ber and then a voting member," said
Schor, who will head the task force.
Schor said students in New Mexico
and Arizona, where university regents
are appointed by the states'- governors
rather than elected by constituents, lob-
bied their legislators and successfully put
constitutional amendments on ballots sup-
porting the student representative's vot-
ing capacity. University students inColo-
rado and Florida are attempting to gain
voting representatives as well.
MSA President Fiona Rose said she
will be the liaison between the task force,
the administration and the students.
"I feel that it's my responsibility to
take these kinds of issues to the regents
and to the student body at large," Rose
said.
The first step, however, must be com-
munication with the state Legislature,
Schor said.
"We have to talk to the Legislature
before the administration backs this,"
he said. "The administration is not go-
ing to touch this."
Schor said that while the University
is behind in the process other schools
have already completed, the task force
can forward its agenda by learning about
the steps taken at other institutions.
The assembly created a task force to
obtain a student representative on the
board several years ago, but later dis-
solved it with the addition of the ex
officio student regent.

By Matt Buckley
Daily Staff Reporter
University officials were amazed at
the talent assembled in the Michigan
Union Ballroom last night.
"I am very, very excited about the
future, given the leaders in this room,"
said Associate Dean Frank Cianciola,
during his opening remarks for the Michi-
gan Leadership Awards. "People in this
room will become leaders of the world."
Citing their service to the campus and
community, Cianciola presented top stu-
dent leaders with awards in appreciation
of their hard work and dedication.
More than 400 students attended the
ceremony, which presented awards to
outstanding University leaders, advis-
ers and organizations.
A range of organizations and people
received awards during the assembly.
The Saturn Corporation presented the
first award, the 1996 Saturn Teamwork
Challenge, to the campus environmen-
tal awareness group Students Helping

Advance Resource Education.
Presenters touted community service
as an antidote to apathy and indifference.
LSA senior Mona Kumar received
the Howard R. Swearer National Award
for Community Service for her work
with organizations and programs in-
cluding Alternative Spring Break,
Ozone House and the Sexual Assault
Prevention and Awarness Center.
Kumar said a combination of things
made her a leader.
"I think commitment to community,
compassion ... a personal mission to fight
oppression and a commitment to service
(make me a leader)," Kumar said.
LSA seniors Julie Lubeck and Geoff
Genser received state recognition fortheir
community work, as both earned awards
from the Michigan Campus Compact.
Student organizations also received
attention from off-campus sources. Both
the Black Business Student Associa-
tion and the National Society of Black
Engineers received Outstanding Stu-

dent Organization designations from
the Black Summit Awards.
The University's Greek system re-
ceived awards for Greek Week '96.
The Panhellenic Association also ranked
second in the scholarship division of
the National Panhellenic Awards, while
earning third place overall.
After national and state awards, the
Student Alumni Council presented five
Student Achievement Awards, consist-
ing of $500 scholarships awarded on
the basis of "commitment to the Uni-
versity and/or community."
The Michigan Leadership Awards,
given by the Michigan Leadership Awards
Committee, recognize leadership in sev-
eral categories, honoring individuals,
groups and programs. In each category,
several students were nominated by mem-
bers of the University community.
"We typically look for students who
espouse community leadership." said
Susan Grossman, who served on the
planning committee for the ceremony.

Farrakhan urges Detroit crowd to unite, empower blacks

Million Man March leader
criticizes other groups in fiery
speech at church
DETROIT (AP) - The Million Man March
proved that blacks can get together and show their
pojitical and economic might, now they must take
the next step, the Rev. Louis Farrakhan said last
night.
"You can become an economic power,"
Farrakhan told an overflow crowd of more than
2,000 people at the New Bethel Baptist Church.
Dozens of others were turned away at the outside
doors.
"The black man in America is a critical mass,"
he said. "If the black man energizes and politi-

cizes, then we can change America."
During Farrakhan's speech,. which lasted nearly
three hours, the Million Man March leader criti-
cized whites, Jews, blacks, preachers, members
of the media and those who reproached him for
his recent trip to Africa.
He compared those who were disappointed by his
isolation following the October march in Washing-
ton then his African trip with followers of past
prophets.
Instead of trusting they showed doubt, Farrakhan
said.
"When you don't have patience and you don't
have faith then you become instantly judgmental,"
he said. "Just because you don't know what I'm
talking about doesn't mean I'm crazy. It means you
have some learning to do."

Farrakhan called for unity and likened the plight
to the sharing of bread by the disciples at the Last
Supper.
"Let's take our pieces and come to the table and
share, Muslims, Christians, Jews and Buddhists.
We can all come to the table together with our
pieces of bread."
In criticizing blacks, Farrakhan said a little
faith will help them to overcome some obstacles
they face.
"Everything in the white man's world is a moun-
tain that can't be moved. This is throughout your
life ... You say you can't fight the White House.
You say you can't fight the Jews who are keeping
us down. ... You see a mountain. I see nothing....
You see a river too wide to cross, I see a little
stream.... Ifyou only have faith, all the mountains

in your life will be removed."
Farrakhan also criticized the media, calling
them "lying demons" for saying that South
African President Nelson Mandela lectured
him for meeting with Libyan President
Moammar Gadhafi.
"It's not true," he said. "What can he tell me
about the white man that I can't teach him
about," he said. "We embraced each other in the
spirit of love."
Farrakhan's tour of Africa and the Mideast
earlier this year included stops in Libya, Iraq,
Sudan and Iran.
He also criticized preachers for giving what
he called "milquetoast sermons."
"You have compromised your religion for the
collection plate," he said.

Correction
Fucai Zhang is a research fellow in electrical engineering and computer science. He said he was not conducting an experiment
in the Dow Building on North Campus when a gas leak caused the building to be evacuated Sunday morning. This was
incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.

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What's happening In Ann Arbor today

GROUP MEETINGS
J AIESEC Michigan, general mem-
ber meeting, 662-1690, Busi-
ness Administration 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 p.m.
J Archery Club, meeting, 930-
0189, Sports Coliseum, 8:30-
10:30 p.m.
J Connections Support Group, for
women returning to school for
undergraduate degrees, 998-
7210, CEW Center, 330 E. Lib-
erty, daytime connections:
12:15-1:30 p.m.
J Hindu Students Council, end of
year wrap-up meeting, 764-
2671, Michigan Union, Pond
Room, 8 p.m.
J La Vox Mexicana, meeting, 994-
9139, Michigan League, Room
D, 7 p.m.
Q Michigan Union Program Board,
meeting, 332-3867, Michigan

747-6889, CCRB, Room 2275,
7-8:30 p.m.
EVENTS
0 "Bringing it All Back
Home," Chrissie Stansfield,
film screening with discussion,
sponsored by International In-
stitute and Program in British
studies, Chemistry Building,
Room 1300, 7 p.m.
J "Creative Writing Class for Engi-
neering Students," Maxine
Kumin, sponsored by College of
Engineering, Pierpont Commons
Piano Lounge, 1:30-3 p.m.
J "Education Career
Conference," sponsored by Ca-
reer Planning and Placement,
Michigan Union, second floor,
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
J "Ethnicity, Nationalism and Eu-
ropean Archaeology," Marek
Zvelebil, sponsored by Museum
of Anthropology, Museum of
Natural History, Room 2009, 4
p.m.

J "Prose Reading and Q&A
Session," Maxine Kumin, spon-
sored by College of Engineer-
ing, FXB Building, Boeing Audi-
torium, 4:30 p.m.
J "You Can Quit!," motivational
stop-smoking program, spon-
sored by University Health Ser-
vice, University Health Service,
207 Fletcher Street, 12-1:00
p.m., pre-registration required,
call 763-1320
STUDENT SERVICES
J Campus Information Centers,
Michigan Union and Pierpont
Commons, 763-INFO,
info@umich.edu, UM*Events on
GOpherBLUE, and http://
www.umich.edu/~info on the
World Wide Web
0 English Composition Board Peer
Tutoring, Mason Hall, Room
444C, 7-11 p.m.
CI Mediation, student dispute reso-

Lawyer says
Kevorkian 's
no killer
PONTIAC (AP) - Helping two ter-
minally ill women die was never Dr.
Jack Kevorkian's intent, his lawyertold
jurors yesterday at the start of
Kevorkian's third trial on assisted sui-
cide charges.
"He's no killer. He doesn't want
people to die," Geoffrey Fieger said.
"Doctor Kevorkian never intended to
assist the deceased to commit suicide."
Death, rather, was "the unfortunate
secondary result of relieving pain and
suffering," Fieger said.
But Lawrence Bunting, chief assis-
tant prosecutor for Oakland County,
said witnesses and evidence would show
Kevorkian described the deaths of
Sherry Miller and Marjorie Wantz as
"double assisted suicide - physician-
assisted."
The bodies ofMiller, 43, ofRoseville
and Wantz, 58, of Sodus were left in a
cabin at a county recreation area on
Oct. 23,1991. Millerdiedafter inhaling
carbon monoxide. Wantz died from an
injection.
Kevorkian is charged with assisting
in their suicides, a felony under Michi-
gan common law based on a 1994 state

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