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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 18, 1998 - 3

HIGHER
DUCAtION
olumbia limits
conference
attendance
Administrators at Columbia
iversity on Friday night decided to
limit entrance to a two-day conserva-
.i1ve conference on campus after a
protest by more than 250 students,
The Daily Spectator, reported.
The students protested opening
leiturer and University of California
Regent Ward Connerly and other con-
-ference participants with jeers and
,posters outside the conference site.
The conservative advocacy group
4Accuracy in Academia was hosting a
Wner for its members and students
interested in topics in education when
the protest began.
Since administrators decided to
limit entrance to the program to
;Columbia students only, the conserv-
qtive group organizers had to hold
their Saturday activities off campus.
rinceton orders
andraiser halted
Public Safety officers at Princeton
University kicked members of Phi
Kappa Sigma fraternity off Cannon
Green field Friday, the Daily
Pineetonian reported.
- he fraternity members were
'spensoring a fundraiser for the
Leukemia Society of America by run-
Sg around Cannon Green for
° dge money, but Public Safety
Officers ordered students off the
-fidld after just a half hour.
Junior fraternity member. Clint
- a'kstys said they were told to leave
-ecause they were acting as members
oy a'n organization unaffiliated with
ih'university on university.property.
4Ctivist calls for
mew mascot
.Michael Haney, an activist with
theAmerican Indian Movement and
the National Coalition on Racism in
Sports and Media, petitioned for the
'resignation of Bradley University
'Vresident John Brazil last
Wednesday, The Bradley Scout
reported.
, Haney, who is half Lakota Sioux
d half Seminole, called for student
spport for his cause on the grounds
that Brazil broke his promise to
change Bradley's mascot, the Bradley
Brave, five years ago.
Haney said the university has
dropped the logo but has not yet
retired the name, which he believes
shows disrespect for Native
Anericans. In addition, Haney said
razil had promised to include more
Native American courses in the acad-
emic curriculum as well as actively
recruit Native American faculty and
students.
Yale cancels
popular course
H° e said he plans to bring a human
hts lawsuit against Bradley if it
es not change the mascot.
bue to a decrease in graduate

enrollment and an increase in under-
=Wuate economics enrollment, the
ceppomics department at Yale
dreversity was forced to cancel a
LgpuIar spring first-year course, The
'Yale Daily News reported.
Economics 1l Ib, a smaller alter-
tive to the larger Economics 116b
jrse, had to be canceled because of
a -shortage of teaching assistants,
which left many first-year students
1isppointed by the remaining choic-
A -
-Merton Peck, chair of the eco-
nomics department, said he blamed
the TA shortage on a 30 percent
increase in undergraduate econom-
dis'-enrollment, compared to a 33
percent decrease in graduate enroll-
nt.
-Compiled by Daily Staff
Reporter Sarah Lewis.

Regents to deliberate next years' budget

By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
Laying out its priorities for the next budget
cycle, the University projects it will need a state
appropriation increase of $22.2 million.
At this month's University Board of Regents
meeting, tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. and Friday at 9:30
a.m. in the Fleming Administration Building, the
regents are scheduled to discuss how much money
the University will need from the state for the 2000
fiscal year.
Although the regents will open their discussion
about next year's budget and state appropriations,
Regent Olivia Maynard (D-Goodrich) cautioned
that it is very early in the budget decision-making
process.

"This is really preliminary," Maynard said,
adding, however, that the request is a good way for
the state to see what the University wants. "A bud-
get really shows where the priorities are."
The state usually makes its final appropriations
to the University in June, after which time the
University decides how much to increase students'
tuition.
Maynard said the request they will review at this
month's meeting is what the University would
receive "in a perfect world." The $22.2 million
desired increase includes a 5 percent increase -
$16.2 million - plus a separate $2 million and $4
million directly to fund specific initiatives.
The University would funnel $4 million into an
academic and structural development of life sci-

ences initiative - including biology, chemistry
and psychology.
"Given the incomparable potential of the field,
and given the presence at the University of Michigan
of many key ingredients necessary for far-reaching
success, a bold move in the area of life sciences does
not only appear indicated it seems to be imperative,"
the unsigned proposal states.
Money for the other initiative, enhancing under-
graduate learning communities, would help
improve the University's living-learning programs
and add projects centered on such areas as inter-
group dialogue and community outreach.
In addition to the board's discussion of the 2000
budget and state appropriations, the Michigan
Student Assembly will give its formal bi-annual

address to the regents.
Although MSA President Trent Thompson pass-
es out a report and briefly brings the board up to
speed with assembly issues and projects each
month, this is one of two chances he has each year
directly to address the board.
"Basically, trust is one issue,' Thompson said.
There is a long history of mistrust between stu-
dents, student groups and the administration.
Thompson said, adding that he wants to discuss
these issues with the regents and propose ways to
alleviate some of the mistrust.
After giving a broad overview of the relation-
ship between students and the administration,
Thompson said he will detail what MSA and some
other student groups are doing and have planned.

JESSICA JOHNSON/Daily
LSA senior imad EI-Sayed speaks at yesterday's protest opposing United
Nations sanctions against Iraq. The protest occurres in the Diag.
Protestchallenge s
co n se q uaen ces of10snios-- ra

By Nika Schulte
Daily Staff Reporter
As the world looked to United
Nations inspectors' return to Iraq to
investigate chemical weapons sites
yesterday, a crowd of about 40
University students and community
members brought the issue to the
steps of the Harlan Hatcher
Graduate Library.
Beginning with group chants of
"One, two, three, four - we don't
want your racist war. Five, six,
seven, eight - we will not coop-
erate," the rally served as a way
for students to create awareness
concerning Iraqi civilians and
children affected by the U.S. sanc-
tions.
The sanctions, protesters say, have
prevented Iraqis from receiving prop-
er medical care and sanitation.
The Rev. Thom Saffold, a Baptist
minister, spoke at the rally to voice
his views on what he observed was
the hypocrisy of U.S. citizens and
U.S. policy.
"What would you say to a person
who stood by and watched hundreds
of thousands of children being
killed?" Saffold asked the crowd.
"Look in the mirror. We are all
doing it, we are all standing by,"
Saffold said.
LSA senior Imad EI-Sayed said
the issue is important because it
transcends race and religion.
"This is a humanitarian effort,"
El-Sayed said. "This is about human
lives being taken away because of
one person by the name of Saddam
Hussein."
Arab-American Anti-Discrimination
Committee and Prevent member
Saladin Ahmed, who also spoke at the
event, said the rally's importance is the
focus it gives to a side of the debate
often ignored by the media.
"In the states there is absolute
silence on this topic," said Ahmed,

an LSA senior. "This puts the
responsibility on us."
Ahmed encouraged students to
act on that responsibility and share
what they learned at the rally.
"If everyone in this crowd tells 10
people, gives them the information
... that's hundreds of people being
informed and having second
thoughts the next time they are
asked to embrace this kind of
slaughter."
LSA junior Robert Gorell said he
attended the event to gain more
information about the issue.
"This is not something that you'll
read about in the New York Times,"
Gorell said, adding that the issue is
quite compelling.
"It would be hard to argue that
hurting innocent Iraqis is an effec-
tive means to rid Iraq of chemical
weapons;' Gorell said.
But the rally was not without
opposition. Passers-by expressed
disagreement with the rally by
shouting taunts of "Bomb them!"
Deana Rabiah, co-chair for cur-
rent events of ADC, said that type of
reaction to the protest strengthens
the need for it.
"It is a perfect representation of
how people do not feel connected,"
said Rabiah, an SNRE senior.
Rabiah said many students may
not feel the issue pertains to them
because it is something they are only
confronted with when they turn on
the television.
But for Rabiah, and other students
at the University, the issue has a
frighteningly real connection.
"Me personally, I have family
there. I wonder if they are going
to be alive tomorrow," Rabiah
said.
"I'd like to ask (the heckler)
'what if it was your cousins?
What makes Iraqi life less human
than his?"'

MSA
funds
By Jennifer Yachni
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan S
passed separate
night renewing th
Task Force and
National Student P
The National St
is an organization
unemployment by
ships between are
unemployed w
approved to alloca
the Community S
to support NSP ac
"There are stude
ble of using their
tional abilities to
problem," said1
Singer, a co-spon
tion.
The organizatio
employees by fin
provide employme
NSP also assist
by providing dayc
ance and other ser
"The businesse
worker, but good
Singer said.
NSP organizers
gram to the Depar
Washington, D.C.
were given a warm
said. About 350 U
are involved with
"Ann Arbor will
ter of NSP to be f
Singer said.
Don'
Senio
Just S
Monday-
Plea

n
Student Assembly
resolutions last
e Student Regent
supporting the
Partnership.
udent Partnership
designed to lower
creating partner-
:a businesses and
iorkers. MSA
te $4,000 through
ervice Board fund
tivities.
:nts who are capa-
social and educa-
. eradicate this
LSA Rep. David
sor of the resolu-
n helps potential
ding a business to
nt.
s its beneficiaries
are, resume guid-
vices.
s not only get a
press from NSP,"
presented the pro-
tment of Labor in
this summer and
n reception, Singer
niversity students
NSP, he added.
be the first chap-
fully operational,"

Assembly members also voted to
extend the Student Regent Task
Force for another year.
"We're changing (the task force)
so that... the entire MSA will be
working on it," MSA Treasurer
Bram Elias said.
The task force is reorganizing and
clarifvine issues with the Secretary
of States office, including what a
student regent would legally be able
to do on the University Board of
Regents if the position is created.
"Let's get some new people to
take up the banner and build up
steam again," Rackham Rep. Olga
Savic said.
The campaign for a student regent
was blocked this summer because
the Michigan Constitution limits the
use of student fees for such a cause.
Assembly members also are work-
ing on reviving the printed version
of the College of Literature, Science
and the Arts Courseguide.
"We can afford to print it and sell
it at a very low cost to students,"
MSA Communications Chair Joe
Bernstein said.
MSA would pay for printing the

supports student regent,
employment initiative

"Ann Arbor will be the first chapter of
NSP to be fully operational."
- Red Singer
LSA Rep. David Singer

guide and charge students $1 to $2
to purchase a copy of the
Courseguide.
"The Courseguide online is cool
but I really understand when people
say they need a printed
Courseguide," Bernstein said.
Bernstein said local bookstores
and coursepack stores have offered
to sell the guides to students at no
additional costs.
"We're very, very close,"
Bernstein said.
The final step in the process
requires the interim LSA Dean
Patricia Gurin to approve the print-
ing of the Courseguide.
"There is absolutely no cost to the
administration, students are scream-
ing for it," Bernstein said.
The assembly is hosting the third
in a series of forums Nov. 20 in room
2105B in the Michigan Union.
The forum will discuss how stu-
dents can help with course evaluai
tions.
For more information e-mail MSA'
academic affairs commission chai>
Sandeep Parikh af
parkins@,engin.umich.edu.

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