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One hundred five years ofeditori lfreedom

September 18, 1996

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y Janet Adamy
aily Staff Reporter
When Boston University first-year student
ree Roberts comes back to her room after a day
classes, her sheets are clean and there is a
t on her pillow. F
berts is one of more than 500 hundred BU
udents caught in a housing crunch that forced
U to look to alternate forms of housing.
oberts is currently living with 234 students in a
oward Johnson Hotel in Kenmore Square
cated in the middle of BU's campus.
Situations nationwide mirror the University of

rcrowding plagues campuses nationwide

Schools give students make-shift homes in trailers, hotels

Michigan's space squeeze, which forced 10 first-
year students to live in Bursley lounges. Alan
Levy, director of Housing, said at the start of
school that all dorms had reached capacity.
Roberts' makeshift dorm comes with standard
HoJo accommodations - along with hall advis-
ers and resident directors.
Roberts said she likes the luxury the hotel
offers, but feels BU housing officials should
have been better prepared for the crunch.
"I think it's a little ridiculous that the universi-

ty wasn't prepared for this," she said. "They have
been putting people up in hotels for the last five
years. When my roommate and I moved in, we
only had two drawers apiece and there were no
Roberts is one of many students across the
country who have been affected by a shortage of
spaces in campus-run housing.
Last year, Princeton University provided 10
modular home units - complete with kitchens
and half bathrooms - to accommodate the 40

students who could not fit into overcrowded
dorms. This year, BU is using two Howard
Johnson Hotels and is renting housing from
neighboring Emanuel College to handle student
overflow. BU needed to house 300 more stu-
dents than last year.
New York University has acquired hotels,
apartments and auxiliary housing to shelter the
2,000 students the university could not squeeze
into their housing system.
"Historically, these things go in cycles," said

Bill Bolding, NYU's assistant director for resi-
dential life. "We never know what to expect
from this cycle. Four years ago we couldn't fill
the housing we had."
Housing officials from several universities
said that higher dorm return rates and higher
acceptance rates affected the housing shortage.
Brown University typically goes by past
matriculation rates of 49 to 50 percent for esti-
mating housing needs, said John Thurston, assis-
tant director for admissions at the university.
This year, Thurston said the rate has increased.
"For reasons unbeknownst to us, the rate was
See HOUSING, Page 2

igh sch
y Jennifer Harvey Fremo
Staff Reporter Cl inton/
WESTLAND, Mich. - Thousands said Clin
f suburban Detroiters greeted an integ
resident Clinton yesterday as he "Toda
topped to campaign with Rep. Lynn importan
ivers (D-Ann Arbor) on his tour of County
idwestern states. Westlan
Clinton greeted cheering crowds at class pe
psilanti's Willow Run Airport, then never ha
aveled to Westland for a tour of facil- presiden
ies at the William D. Ford Vocational here tod
Technical Center and to address the importa
sands of supporters gathered at a Befor
ally at John Glenn High School. ed high-
Themes of economic and education- turing
1 opportunity and unity were touted by Clinton
I the rally's speakers, including al educe
linton. in his sp
"I want every American, without federal
egard to age to live up to their poten- skills gr
ial," he said. "We're preparing tional e
\merica's workers for the 21st century" increase

.ti ,
if, ,
'C" e

on Hendrix, director for the
Gore campaign in Michigan,
iton believes the state will play
ral role in the election.
ay is a clear example of how
nt he thinks western Wayne
is, to come to a city like
d where you've got working-
ople, blue-collar folks that have
ad the privilege of a visit from a
t," he said. "I think to have him
lay speaks volumes about how
nt he thinks Michigan is."
e the rally, students demonstrat-
-tech computer-aided manufac-
equipment for the president.
discussed options for vocation-
ation, such as the center offers,
peech. He said he would like the
government to provide a $2,500
rant to citizens desiring voca-
ducation. He also called for
d respect for the field.

President Clinton shakes hands in a crowd of supporters at a campaign stop Westland, Mich., yesterday. Clinton talked about
economic issues to a crowd of several thousand during his second visit to the state in the past month.

"We need to tear down the wall
between what is academic and what is
vocational," Clinton said. "(The stu-
dents' demonstration) was mind work,
it was smart work.
"We need a seamless web of people,
moving from school to work' he said.
Rivers, who attended a culinary arts

school after high school, said she
strongly supports Clinton's education
initiatives. She said vocational educa-
tion was tremendously beneficial for
her. "It kept the wolf from our door,"
sle said.
Clinton said all educational arenas
must be strengthened for the nation to

be successful in the next century. He
said his education plan provides for
every American child to be able to read
on their own by age 8, to have access to
the Internet by age 12 and to be able to
afford at least two years of college at
age 18.
See CLINTON, Page 7

Collage Imarks
25 ears of gay
25 Y P
activism at'U
By Jenni Yachnin
For the Daily
The "Long Road to Freedom" is seven feet high, 126 feet
long and paved with striking photos and classified ads.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the University's
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Programs Office. Part of the celebra-
tion includes the "Long Road to Freedom" exhibit.
"By providing forums throughout the year we're celebrat-
ing our presence within the University community," said Ken
Blochowski, director of programs and events for LGBPO.
"Also it is to make people aware of our existence and to
appreciate all forms of diversity."
The exhibit chronicles the gay, lesbian and bisexual civil
rights movement from 1976 through today. It was inspired by
a book with the same name.
The large collage is on display in the Art Lounge on the
first floor of the Michigan Union until next Wednesday.
Included in the exhibit are several covers from The
Advocate, a national gay magazine started in the '70s, pho-
tographs documenting protests and articles on a variety of
related subjects, as well as advertising that has appeared in
gay publications.
"One of the reasons the exhibit came to campus is to show
lots of people, including LGB-gender people, that their own
civil rights movement has a history and a distinct past,"
Blochowski said.
The Triangle Foundation was offered the chance to present
the exhibit in Detroit but had trouble finding a venue. The
See LGBPO, Page 2

on air
zone sent
to Iraq
U.S. list outlines steps
to ensure safety for
planes in 'no-fly' areas
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The Clinton
administration has sent Iraq new
demands and officials said Baghdad's
response to them will determine if the
United States launches more air attacks
or gradually returns to a more normal
military posture in the Middle East,
U.S. officials said yesterday.
Although senior officials declined to
disclose details, they said that the list
outlines steps Washington considers
essential to ensuring the safety of U.S.
and allied pilots patrolling the "no-fly"
zones that stretch across northern and
southern regions of Iraq.
State Department spokesperson
Nicholas Burns told reporters that
Washington would scrutinize the situ-.
ation in the next few days to see how
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
"The ball is in his court" Burns said,
referring to Hussein. "His actions will
determine the actions of the United
States and we'll certainly be watching
that very carefully." He said the admin-
istration had not set a deadline for Iraqi
U.S. officials said the administration
does not want to detail the U.S.
demands because that almost certainly
would discourage Hussein from com-
plying. "If we say them publicly, he just
won't do them," one strategist said.
Still, officials hinted that the list likely
includes removing mobile missile-
launchers that Iraq has deployed in the
southern "no-fly" zone. They are consid-
ered particularly dangerous because they
are harder for allied planes to target.
The move came as, separately, the
Pentagon announced it was finally
deploying 3,500 U.S. ground troops to
Kuwait - a smaller force than the
5,000 initially planned but the most
that Kuwait would permit. Reports
from Kuwait on Monday had put that
limit at 3,000.
The soldiers, who will leave later
this week from Fort Hood, Texas,
will join 1,200 other U.S. ground
troops now conducting military exer-
cises in Kuwait. The move is
designed as a show of force intended
to discourage Iraq from invading
Kuwait again.
President Clinton and Defense
Secretary William Perry met with
Republican and Democratic congres-
sional leaders to tell them the adminis-
tration's plans but apparently won few
new supporters.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) a mem-
ber of the Senate Armed Services
Committee, said after the meeting that
several important questions "remain
"What they have done is, unfortu-
nately, not matched deeds with
rhetoricl e said of the administration,
"and that's what causes problems" in
international affairs. He asserted that

Hussein is now "far better off than he
was two weeks ago.
Officials said the administration
decided to send the new demands to

In preparation
Alex Johnston repairs the rubber track around the field of Michigan Stadium. He has been working at the stadium for more than 20 years.
Johnston and other Michigan workers and players are preparing for this week's home game against Boston College.



students at 'U' confront numerous obstacles

y Alice Robinson
)aily Staff Reporter
After 45 minutes of lecture, it sometimes seems like
professor is speaking a different language.

Bangladesh to Vietnam.
Not only must foreign students cope with universal
higher-ed hassles such as long bookstore lines and
closed sections of courses, they must deal with new

International Center, said making the transition to the
University can be difficult.
"People start out being really excited with the new
experience," Baldwin said.

countries with Most
Students at 'U,
Taiwan 382

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