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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 5, 1997 - 3

Death of U of
Kentucky prof.
caled homicide
*A University of Kentucky architec-
ture professor was found dead Monday
morning, the Kentucky Kernel reported.
Police found the body of Paul "Pete"
"' nney, Jr. on a rural road outside
-Lexington. The death was labeled a
homicide, but police would not con-
firm how the victim died or if a weapon
was involved.
Further details of the death have not
been released.
I*Pinney taught at Kentucky for 30
years, University spokesperson Ralph
Derickson said. He was in the process
of retiring and last taught a class in
Indiana U expels
ZBT indefinitely
Indiana University officially expelled
the campus chapter of Zeta Beta Tau last
*ek after the fraternity was charged in
an Oct. 15 hazing incident, the Indiana
Daily Student reported.
The university's Dean of Students
Richard McKaig said the charges pri-
narily focused on a ZBT scavenger
"htnt, when pledge members were
instructed to steal a street sign and fol-
low a hunt list that included several
racially and sexually offensive items.
As part of its expulsion, identifying
V ns will be removed from the house,
d the chapter will not be permitted to
participate in campus activities.
"Expulsion means ZBT immediately
ceases to function as a student organi-
zation," McKaig said.
The fraternity's national headquar-
ters also has suspended the chapter.
Sculptures not
,elcome at
8righam Young
Brigham Young University refused
49 display four sculptures that are part
of a travelling exhibit now at the uni-
versity's art museum, citing religious
aid moral conflict.
The four works -"The Kiss," "Saint
John the Baptist Preaching," "The
*odigal Son" and "Monumental to
,lzac" - are part of an exhibit of the
works of Auguste Rodin. Each of the
sculptures is nude or semi-nude, the
Chronicle of Higher Education reported.
"It's not an act of censorship," said
Campbell Gray, director of the BYU
Museum of Art. "It's a method of insur-
ing and respecting the basic integrity of
the exhibit:'
The university has made similarly
ntroversial decisions before. In 1994,
even Spielberg canceled an on-cam-
pus showing of his Oscar-winning
movie Schindler's List after BYU
decided to cut scenes containing nudity
and violence.
Pumpkin prank at
Cornell leaves
campus baffled
A Halloween trick has left Cornell
University students and professors try-
ing to figure out a riddle.

A few days before Halloween, an
estimated 60-pound pumpkin mysteri-
ously appeared atop the campus' 173-
foot-tall McGraw Tower, where it still
Area residents remain baffled about
ho placed the enormous gourd there
Ud how the individual went about
doing it.
The Cornell Daily Sun has been pub-
lishing a daily "pumpkin watch," offer-
ing theories about how it got to the top
of the building. One guess is that some-
one with a helicopter placed it on the
spire during the night.
University officials said they don't
plan to remove the pumpkin because
the task would be "too difficult."
*stead, they plan to simply let the
pumpkin rot away.
-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Mfegan Exley from the University Wire
and The Chronicle of Higher

Prof. tells of changes in racism

By Diba Rab
Daily Staff Reporter
Racism in American politics has changed
dramatically in recent decades. Society's gen-
eral attitude of racism also changed from the
19th to the 20th century.
This is what political science Prof. Donald
Kinder argued in a Rackham Amphitheatre
presentation yesterday.
"Mid-19th century racism was popular and
respectable, but in the 20th century, racism fell
into disfavor," Kinder told the crowd of 150
students and faculty members.
Kinder delivered his lecture, titled
"Whitewashing Racism: Principles and
Prejudice in American Political Life," to an
attentive audience - some of whom were
Kinder's own students.
"It's really insightful work. I'd like to see more

attention to minority views to what he's doing,"
said Anna Maria Ortiz, a Rackham student.
Kinder argued that racism continues to be a
powerful force in American politics, even
today. But he does accept the fact that a lot has
improved in the past 50 years.
"There have been some unmistakable signs
of progress since the publication of 'An
American Dilemma,"' Kinder said. Written by
Gunnar Myrdal about 50 years ago, the book
discusses race relations in the United States.
Kinder said the country was especially
divided by the race issue when Barry
Goldwater and Lyndon Johnson squared off in
the 1964 presidential election.
"The 1964 presidential campaign was
defined by conflicts in race," Kinder said.
During the campaign, Goldwater, the
Republican candidate, attacked the recently

enacted Civil Rights Act. On the Democratic
side, Johnson was more "careful" on race issues,
Kinder said. That issue propelled him to a land-
slide victory in which he secured almost all of
the electoral votes, Kinder said.
"This outcome caused a huge regional differ-
ence on matters of race. Northern whites were
vastly more liberal," Kinder said. "Origins of
racial conservatism are different from the culture
and ideology of Southern racism."
LSA Dean Edie Goldenberg, who attended
the lecture, said she appreciates the work
Kinder is doing.
"It's a work in progress. He's trying to under-
stand the role of race in the progress of
American politics," Goldenberg said. "It's a
very important project and he's very well
equipped to do it. I'm excited he made this the
focus of his intellectual growth."

Political science Prof. Donald Kinder spoke about racism and
its role in the American political arena last night.

Grant to assist phase-out of
Peace Corps Fellows Program

By Nika Schulte
For the Daily
A recent $40,000 donation to the
University's Peace Corps Fellows
Program will not be used to promote
the program, but instead to ease it out of
The University is one of 11 institu-
tions selected to receive a grant from
the DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest
Fund. The Fellows Program at the
University is slated to be closed by the
end of the academic year.
The Fellows Program, which has
close to 300 participants nationwide,
offers Corps volunteers the opportu-
nity to earn a master's degree and
teaching certification while teaching
at a local public school after their
return. Nine University students are
currently enrolled in the program.
The phase-out is a result of depleted
grant money and a lack of sufficient
funding from sponsors. While the
University will receive $40,000, other
schools have been allocated as much as
$300,000 to support their Fellows pro-
Fran Vaughn, national director of the
Peace Corps Fellows Program, said the
program's closure is a loss for school
systems that could benefit from the
Fellows teachers.
"I am very sorry to see that the pro-
gram will not be accepting return vol-
unteers. It is a wonderful program that
has produced great teachers," Vaughn

"Tis is a real loss because this ...
was a wn-win-win situation."
- Stuart Rankin
Education adjunct professor

Stuart Rankin, who has coordinated
the Fellows Program at the University
since its inception in 1991, said the pro-
gram's end is unfortunate because of its
many benefits.
"This is a real loss because this pro-
gram was a real win-win-win situa-
tion," said Rankin, an adjunct professor
at the School of Education.
"It was good for the Detroit school
system to have this source of hard
working young people. It was good for
the University because it allowed them
to strengthen their connection to the
Detroit School System and it was good
for the Peace Corps because it brought
its work back home."
Kate Pett, a teacher at Barbery
Magnet Middle School in Detroit, is
in her final year as a Fellow and said
she is shocked the University won't
be continuing the program.
"The Fellows Program was one way
the University of Michigan School of
Education could make a contribution to
education in the community," Pett said.
"The University has a responsibility
to support education and I am disap-
pointed it hasn't made the commitment
to keep the program."
Donald Diehl, who teaches at Noble

Middle School in Detroit, said the ter-
mination of the program closes doors
for returned Peace Corps volunteers.
Diehl is also in his second year of the
Fellows program.
"Ex-Peace Corps volunteers are los-
ing out on a great opportunity. The
Fellows Program allowed me to do
something I might not have found
somewhere else; Diehl said.
Disappointment about the discontin-
uation of the program is magnified by
the University's historic role in the
development of the Peace Corps,
Rankin said.
"The University was the location
for the first public announcement of
the Peace Corps during (President)
Kennedy's campaign, and now one of
its programs is ending," Rankin said.
Although there are no plans to re-
establish the Fellows Program at the
University, Rankin said other similar
options are available.
"We will encourage students to enroll
in the other teaching certification pro-
grams like (masters with certification),"
Rankin said.
The University is in the "midst of
developing committees" to create simi-
lar programs, Rankin said.

Public Policy student Alicia Pearce took part in a presentation of public poli-
cy ideals concerning community policing in Detroit yesterday at Lorch Hail.
Students tackle
reUal-lie proble-ms


By Kristin Wright
Daily Staff Reporter
Students involved in the School of
Public Policy's Applied Policy
Seminar examine and offer solutions
to problems ranging from recycling
program delays in Northern
Michigan to modernizing Detroit's
Mexicantown neighborhood.
The course objectives were
demonstrated yesterday in three pro-
ject presentations given by students
in Lorch Hall.
The semester-long seminar, taught
by Public Policy instructor Marlowe
Greenberg, is designed to allow mas-
ters students to apply their training to
real-life situations.
"The ideal is to get real-world
experience for applied policy and
any coursework they've been tak-
ing," Greenberg said.
Greenberg pairs students with
clients in community developmental
organizations that are devoted to
implementing specific public policy
issues concerning Detroit area com-
Students offered presentations yes-
terday on Ann Arbor's parking woes,
the recycling program in Bay City and
economic stability for Mexican-
Americans in Southwest Detroit.
Finding a convenient place to park
in Ann Arbor has repeatedly proven
to be a difficult task for residents,
especially University students, said
Public Policy graduate student Matt
"Our mandate is to recognize the
course of action for Ann Arbor to
take regarding the operation of park-
ing in Ann Arbor," Fleming said.
While the University has 22,000
local parking spaces under its con-

trol, the city controls 6,500 spaces
- many of which, Fleming said, are
not up to proper standards.
"Currently, all (city) structures and
lots are in need of maintenance, some
of which are quite involved," he said.
Fleming said the city has three
options to alleviate parking hassles:
privatizing parking facilities, collab-
orating with the University and
redesigning parking pricing.
Students in the seminar also are
making an effort to bring up recy-
cling participation in Bay City by
altering property taxes and by exam-
ining the recycling methods of other
In Bay City each week, only one
type of material is recycled and col-
lected from households. For exam-
ple, one week only glass will be col-
lected and the following week, only
aluminum will be collected.
The slow development of
Southwest Detroit's Mexicantown area
was also a concern to the students.
The Southwest Detroit Business
Association and the Mexicantown
Community Development Corporation
are joining forces to provide resources
and technical assistance to
Mexicantown residents in order to pro-
mote economic development in the
area and familiarize outsiders with
Latino music and culture.
Public Policy student Rosa
Martinez discussed her ideas on how
to prepare the Latino/a community
in Southwest Detroit for a more
advanced society by increasing the
flow of traffic through the area.
"We need to get them out of infor-
mal society and get them ready for
the international market," Martinez

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