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One hundredfive years ofedikonridfreedom

September 23, 1996

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By Jennifer Harvey
Daily Staff Reporter
Early birds in the Mary Markley din-
ing hail were treated to more than just
doughnuts yesterday morning.
Leaving the TV cameras and podi-
s behind, the Rev. Jesse Jackson vis-
ited students in their University home
as part of his "Get Down~With the Vote"
The one-time Democratic candidate
for president spoke to about 100
University students and staff at Markley
early yesterday morning, after address-
ing the congregation at Ann Arbor's
New Hope Baptist Church.
Jackson told students they need to
a e the initiative in the upcoming elec-
ns, and do it on a local level.
"It's your chance, it's your chal-
lenge," he said. "We have the power to
change the course in Michigan."
Alan Levy, director of Housing pub-
lic affairs, said Jackspn's visit was espe-
cially meaningful because Jackson
asked to speak in a residence hail.
"For students to
see a national Jackson A
der, an icon for
Lvil rights, in the What: "Get Down
Markley dining nonpartisan vote
room, it's just a paign.
tremendous oppor- When: The Rev. J
tunity," Levy said. speaks at 1:15 p
John Matlock, ers begin at 12:3
director of the Where: Hill Audit
Office of Academic Admission: The e
M u l t i c u l t u r a l open to the publi
Initiatives and an
Wganizer for Jackson's visit, said
kson's staffers asked him to cancel
the trip because of his bout with bron-
chitis. "But he said he was coming any-
way," Matlock said.
Matlock said Jackson's commitment




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The Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke of the importance of voting yesterday morning at Mary Markley Residence Hall. Jackson visited
campus for his "Get Down With the Vote" campaign.

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to mobilizing the youth vote is too
strong to be put down by mere bronchi-
"He's the person to get young people
energized," Matlock said. "He, more
than anybody else, continues to speak
out about energizing young people."
Jackson delivered
pearance a message of oblig-
ation, telling stu-
ith the Vote," a dents they needed
egistration cam- to fulfill theirs, and
that they needed to
se Jackson demand the same
. Student speak- from government.
p.m. He said registering
ium to vote was the key
nt is free and tool for meeting
those obligations.
"Use your voter
card as a weapon for protection,"
Jackson said. "We don't have to stay in
jail for 27 years like Mandela - we can
just vote."
Registering to vote is essential for
ensuring fairness in the judicial system.

Jackson said. He said students should
pay a lot of attention to electing judges,
state attorneys and district attorneys.
"This thing is bottom-up, not top-
down." Jackson said. "You are a lot
more likely to meet this judge than you
are to meet Bill Clinton"
Since stu-
dents live in
Ann Arbor, We ha
they should
vote here. power e to
Jackson said.
"You live wher- the cours
ever you slept
the last two or Michigan
three nights in
row," he said. --The Rev.
"You should
vote where you live."
Jackson stressed the necessity of stfi-
dent-aid programs. He said the higher
education plans laid out by Republican
presidential nominee Bob Dole would
severely hinder opportunities for less-
than-affluent people to attend college.


"Dole and (Republican vice presi-
dential nominee Jack) Kemp said they
would make affirmative action illegal
... that's a message." Jackson said. "By
voting you protect your right to stay
Michigan Student Assembly

President Fiona
Rose said she


o the agreed strongly
with Jackson's
%hange message and rec-
ognized the need
M for students to
register to vote.
"Those of us
who want social
esse Jackson change can see
that the pendu-
lum is swinging in our favor., Rose
said. "But we also know that the pendu-
lum doesn't move without some push-
ing and pulling"
Students participated in a brief ques-
tion-and-answer session with Jackson.
See JACKSON, Page 7A

By Laurie Mayk
and Anupama Reddy
Daily Staff Reporters
A Trojan Horse computer program
has jeopardized the privacy of students
and staff members since early this
month by illegally obtaining unignames
and passwords from campus computing
Information Technology Division
officials first discovered the program.
which appears as a standard University
login screen, on Sept. II at three com-
puting sites - the Shapiro
Undergraduate Library, the Frieze
Building and Family Housing on North
After a user enters a unigname and
password on the login screen, the pro-
gram captures the information and
saves it to a file on the computer's hard
drive. The stolen information can later
be retrieved and used to access the
user's e-mail, financial information,
schedule and other secured items.
One hundred login IDs and pass-
words were found in files on computing
site hard drives last week.
"Anyone capturing that password and
using that unigname can use that per-
son's identity," said Laurie Burns. ITD
associate director.
Trojan Horse programs are
"designed to mimic real services almost
perfectly. and it may be impossible for a
user to detect any differences with
them:' lTD officials.said in a statement
Friday afternoon.
ITD officials recommend that all stu-
dents or faculty members who have
used these sites this semester change
their passwords.
iTD sites manager Liz Salley said
that although ITD is now familiar with
this specific Trojan Horse program. it is
difficult to safeguard against this type
of program.
"We cannot guarantee this won't hap-
pen again'" Salley said.
Some students at the Shapiro site
Friday said they would change their
passwords just in case their security had

Four Ways to
Change a Password:
U At a Unix prompt, type "passwd"
to execute the password program,
which will prompt you for further
At the Unix login prompt, type in
"password" instead of your uniq-
name and follow the subsequent
In the Macintosh Finder, click on
the identification icon in the upper
right corner. Then, click on the icon
for changing a password.
On a Macintosh, use the Chooser
to access your IFS account. Then,
click on the button for setting a
new password.
been compromised. Passwords may be
changed at any University terminal by
typing "passwd" at the Unix login
prompt and following the subsequent
LSA sophomore Evette Adams said
the incident would not deter her from
using University computers.
"The whole system is built around
computers" Adams said. "If you cut
yourself off from computers, you can
forget it.
ITD employees made a sweep of all
campus computing sites last week after
the program was first discovered.
Although the creation dates on the pro-
gram's directories made it appear to
have been installed a few days earlier.
the directories may have been cleared
out or the machines restarted, said Dino
Anastasia. an lTD computer systems
"There's the potential that in some
insances the program sat on a machine
for six to eight weeks," Anastasia said.
The program may have been loaded this
summer, he said.
lTD officials said the program was
discovered on Intel-based Dell Pentium
computers running the Windows 3.1
See ITD, Page 7A

Reg ents seek new salary policy

Board wants tighter control
over top officials' contracts
By Jodi S. Cohen
and Jeff Eldridge
Daily Staff Reporters
After learning that former University President
James Duderstadt offered secret compensation
agreements to top officials, regents say they plan to
develop a more structured salary policy for adminis-
At Friday's University Board of Regents meeting,
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor) read a statement
that expressed the board's concern about the deals.
"The regents, working with interim President
(Homer) Neal and others, will examine these cir-
cumstances, as well as the University's overall policy
with regard to executive officer compensation,"
Baker said.
Baker said that during the next few months, board
members will look into developing a policy for the

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next president to follow.
Employment letters outlining the agreements -
including yearlong leaves of absence at full salary and
"administrative supplements" after returning to the
faculty - were released last week.
Duderstadt said he had the right to authorize the
agreements, but regents say they should have been
"That kind of stuff needs to stop" said Regent
Andrea Fischer Newman (R-Ann Arbor). "You don't
do stuff like that at a public institution."
Other regents said they did not necessarily disagree
with the deals, but in the future there needs to be a less
arbitrary system.
"We now need to create a compensation structure
which allows the University to recruit. motivate and
retain the best people in the country," said Regent
Philip Power (D-Ann Arbor).
Regent Nellie Varne " (D-Detroit) said board mem-
bers can do little to change the salary agreements, but
echoed other statements about implementing a formal

salary policy.
"I think the regents have to respect and honor what
was in place," Varner said. "This demonstrates the
necessity of having a more structural policy."
Michigan Student Assembly President Fiona Rose
reacted more negatively to reports of the compensa-
tion agreements.
"Students don't want their school to become the
cheaters and the best," she said.
Rose said the University's public status should
prompt its leaders to refocus its priorities.
"As a student paying a lot of money to go to a pub-
lic institution, I think I deserve the assurance that my
money is going towards education, not vacations,"
Rose said.
The executive officers who made arrangements
with Duderstadt include Neal, Vice President for
University Relations Walter Harrison, Chief Financial
Officer Farris Womack, Provost J. Bernard Machen,
\ice President for Development Thomas Kinnear and
Deputy to the President Jon Cosovich.

Students make
up, difference for
lower funding

I 7

SO yars
By Heather Kamins
For the Daily
The doors were open, the sun was
out, and balloons and decorations hung
about as children and adults ate cake
and strolled the halls of the University's
useum of Art yesterday in celebra-
on of its 50th birthday.
The event was a birthday party "to
get the community of Ann Arbor here
to enjoy the museum. We're trying to
get the community here and through
the galleries," said event co-chair
Allison Rohinson.

By Jeff Eldridge
Daily Staff Reporter
Students are making up the differ-
ence for a decline in state and federal
funding to the University, according to
a report presented to the University
Board of Regents on Friday.
Norman Herbert, associate vice pres-
ident for business and finance, dis-
cussed the University's overall financial
health. He said the University is in
excellent fiscal condition.
"It is a very positive picture of finan-
cial operations at
the University of Funding E,
Michigan," Herbert
said. Ten years ago, t
Herbert reported up about
that in the 1995-96 tab for Universit
academic year, the education. Last
University attained paid for almost t
revenues in excess their own pocke
of $2.4 billion, ' State an
through sources federal
including tuition,
private donations Students
and government
He also said'
state and federal '86-87
appropriations are
slipping in propor-

million to the University, while state
appropriations brought in $335 million.
When adjusted for the rate of inflation,
the students' contribution 'to the
University has risen by 10 percent in
the last decade, while state funding has
increased by 3.4 percent.
Regent Andrea Fischer Newman (R-
Ann Arbor) said the regents are respon-
sible for tuition and that the appropria-
tions process in Lansing should not be
blamed for rising student fees.
"You can't compare the University of
1987 to the
ucation University .today,"
Newman said. "I
Sgovernment don't need- to see
wo-thirds of the how much state

money we saw in
She said atten-
tion should be
focused on current
fiscal realities.
Newman, who was
the only regent to
vote against this
year's tuition
increase, said the
University's values
and needs have
evolved over a


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