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March 16, 1999

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Blue party
announces
election
platform
By Jewel Gopwani
Daily Staff Reporter
Members of the newly-formed Blue
Party want student voters to "go blue"
in next week's Michigan Student
Assembly elections because of the
party's fourteen-point platform and its
philosophy on accomplishing tasks.
"The key in life ... and in getting
Wgs done is, first you have to decide
where you're going and then you have
S Ato decide who's
coming with
w it me you," said Blue
Party Vice
President candi-
date Andy
Coulouris,
describing the
process of the
PART ONE OF A party's forma-
SA LETI tion last month.
SE LECTIONS"The party is
trying to return
MSA back to the
students," Blue
Party Business
candidate Tom
Panhoff said.
The formation
of the Blue Party
shocked and dis- Judy Ogden pla
r dyed some assembly members and Kerrytown conc
prompted a proposal by Dave Burden,
who has since resigned from MSA, to
abolish the use of parties in elections.
Now that the controversy surrounding
the establishment of the Blue Party has
subsided, the party has presented about o
20 projects it plans to work on if its
members are elected to MSA this term.
LSA junior Brain Elias, who is run-
for president on the Blue Party
*et, said under the party's platform. o
he and Coulouris want to expand the
Student Coursepack service, address
amending the Code of Student By Sarah Lewis
Conduct, continue working toward a Daily Staff Reporter
student regent and form a direct con- For its 20th y
stituency between MSA representatives Conference on the
and members of the student body. two weeks of lectu
Broader Blue Party objectives to the campus co
include increasing lighting on the people about one
rth and Central campuses and events in history.
iirming the way in which student The conference
groups apply for funding. and publicity Chai
Elias said the party wants to make "one of the largest
applying for funding for community in the country," is
service organizations and other student run, although she
groups less complicated. vided help and su
Another of the party's goals is to "Our main goal
"organize grassroots lobbying efforts," ing the discussio
See MSA, Page 2 remember the e
Academic
freedom
a ddressed
By Alan Kahn
For the Daily
Many students don't stop to think about who writes their text-
books. That labor unions, big businesses and private money

may play a part in this and other aspects of University life has
implications that some may see as a threat to academic freedom.
David Hollinger, chancellor's professor of history at the
University of California at Berkeley, delivered the ninth
annual Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic
Freedom yesterday, addressing the dilemma of control over
llectual autonomy.
e lecture is named for three University faculty members
- H. Chandler Davis, Clement Markert and Mark Nickerson
-- who were called before the Congressional Committee on
Un-American Activities in 1954. All refused to testify about
their political beliefs and were suspended from the University.
Markert was later reinstated, but Nickerson and Davis were
denounced by the Michigan Faculty Senate and then dis-
missed from the University.
Hollinger addressed a packed auditorium yesterday that
included Davis, Markert, University President Lee Bollinger,
*vost Nancy Cantor and various University professors.
Speaking to the danger that the structure of universities
poses to academic freedom, Hollinger discussed the link
between former Sen. Joseph McCarthy's national probe into
"unamerican" activities in the 1950s and current times.
"Hollinger is a model for me in many ways," Bollinger said
following the event. "He is one of the most serious creative
rnrk I Ln I knowenpa' in intlpetnal icsues of nr time.i

Lawmakers
push control
of GHBX1
By Nick Bunkley substance in Michigan and I I other
Daily Staff Reporter states, said Felix Adatsi, supervisor of
Known by such names as "liquid ecsta- the Michigan State Police toxicology
sy," "lemons" and "easy lay," the drug unit, who testified at the hearing. The
gamma hydroxybutyrate has been impli- federal government has yet to make
cated in at least five Michigan deaths -- GHB a controlled substance.
including that of LSA first-year student "Because the abuse potential is so
Courtney Cantor five months ago. great, it is time for them to control this
Now the dangers of GHB have attract- substance," Adatsi said.
ed national attention, and several law- Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph), who
makers are pushing to control its use. chairs the oversight subcommittee,
Cantor, who died Oct. 16 after falling agreed in his opening statements, say-
from her sixth-floor Mary Markley ing, "Clearly, the status quo is entirely
Residence Hall window, was found to unacceptable."
have a blood-alcohol content of .059 and Reps. Bart Stupak (D-Menominee)
traces of GHB in her body, although and Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) have
investigators have not determined how proposed legislation addressing the need
the drug entered Cantor's system. for GHB to be federally scheduled.
A hearing Thursday in the U.S. "I agree the Federal Government is
House Commerce Oversight and not responding to this problem in an
Investigations Subcommittee heard tes- adequate fashion, but I believe much of
timony regarding federal scheduling of that blame falls on the Congress," said
GHB as a controlled substance. Stupak, a committee member.
The Controlled Substances Act sched- But while both Stupak and Jackson-
ules drugs on a scale of I to 5 based on Lee agree that GHB deserves to be a con-
their harmful effects and medical applica- trolled substance, they disagree about
tions. A Schedule I classification means a how severely Congress should regulate it.
drug has a high potential for abuse and no Jackson-Lee, who testified at
currently accepted medical use. Thursday's hearing, has introduced a
GHB is classified as a Schedule I See DRUG, Page 3
ON THE FARM

JESSICA JOHNSON/Daily
ys the carillon in a Kerrytown shop yesterday. Ogden also plays the carillon in Burton Memorial Tower.
erts, performed Monday at 6 p.m. and Friday at noon, always end with the Irish folktune "Danny Boy."
locaust conerenCe
duCate partiCip ants

year, Hillel's Annual
Holocaust will bring
res and other activities
ommunity to educate
of the most tragic
, which LSA senior
r Cara Hecker called
programs of its kind
completely student-
said Hillel's staff pro-
pport.
is education ... keep-
n going of how to
vent," Hecker said,

adding that the current time period is
crucial because testimonies of
Holocaust survivors are becoming
more precious as survivors get older.
"Where is the memory going to go?"
she asked. "How do we keep it alive
when the survivors are no longer alive
to tell their story? What's going to hap-
pen to the memory of the Holocaust?"
LSA junior Celia Alcoff also stressed
the importance of survivor testimony.
"We're lucky to still have survivors"
said Alcoff, a conference co-chair. "We
have to use them as a resource while we
still can.
"It is especially important for the
See HOLOCAUST, Page 7

More events:
I Plays "The Jewish Wife" and
"REMNANTS," Thursday, 8 p.m.,
RC Auditorium
Yaron Svoray, son of Holocaust
survivors, will talk about his
experience as an undercover
neo-Nazi during his lecture titled
"In Hitler's Shadow," March 25,
7:30 p.m,, Hillel
U Melissa Muller, author of "Anne
Frank: The Biography" will give a
more complex portrait of Frank's
life during her lecture, March 29,
7;30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium
-List of events courtesy ofhillel
MSU
geeks
meet to
plan vote
By Lauren Gibbs
Daily Staff Reporter
Michigan State University's
Interfraternity Council and Panhellinic
Association will vote on whether to
prohibit alcohol at chapter houses later
this week. The organizations' executive
boards planned to meet last night to
decide when the vote on the alcohol
ban will take place.
The Greek vote comes at the com-
pletion of a 30-day moratorium, which
ended March 12 - while MSU stu-
dents were on spring break. During the
moratorium, the 29 fraternities and 16
sororities at MSU suspended all social
functions.
The social suspension spawned from
a string of national and local issues that
required members of the Greek system
to re-evaluate their position on campus,
said MSU's Coordinator of Greek Life
Billy Molasso.
In addition to discussing their alco-
hol policy, Greek leaders' reached sev-
eral other conclusions during the mora-
torium. Panhel President Rebecca
Gillespie said they addressed academic
issues. including raising the minimum

JESSICA JOHNSON/Daily
Domino's Farms Is the location of Regent David Brandon's (R-Ann Arbor) new
office. Brandon was recently named CEO of Domino's Pizza.
'U'Iregent takes
Domino uS post

JESICA JOHNSN/DUaily
David Hollinger, chancellor's professor of history at the
University of California at Berkeley gave a lecture on
intellectual autonomy yesterday.
departments. Bollinger said sponsorship by the president's
office "represents the University's recognition that this is a
University wide event; that the spirit of the lecture is some-
thing that the University wants to affirm."
Hollinger said the increasing attempts to make universities
instruments of special interest has been taken for granted.
The threat to universities, Hollinger said, is that "the problem
of political autonomy will disappear because there will be
nothing left to be autonomous about."
In 1954, Davis, a former University mathematics profes-
sor, was cited for contempt of Congress and convicted then in
1957 following his dismissal from the University. His refusal
to saturate his political beliefs cost him his University posi-
tion and four years of freedom in a federal prison.
After the event, Davis said of the University professors
who reviewed him, "they were better than those stooges, bet-
ter than those in Washington. They shouldn't have gotten
involved in that What hurt most nf all was that my colleauues

By Jaimie Winkler
Daily Staff Reporter
In a brand new office in a familiar
city, University Regent David
Brandon (R-Ann Arbor) began his
new job today as chief executive
officer of Domino's Pizza Inc.
"I think Domino's is a great compa-
ny," Brandon said. "It's a leadership
company with a strong brand name ...
a lot of opportunity for continued
growth and opportunity in the future."
Brandon's new job at Domino's
Headquarters brings him back to Ann
Arbor, where he lived while attending
the University in the early 1970s.
The first pizza Brandon had deliv-
ered to him came to his South Quad
Residence H all room from a local

of Michigan before coming to Ann
Arbor, he said, and the idea of pizza
delivery was new to him.
The search firm for Bain Capital
Inc., a Boston-based company that
bought-out former Domino's owner
Tom Monaghan when he retired in
September 1998, searched for a new
CEO to replace Monaghan.
"I was contacted by the executive
search firm who was conducting the
search for Bain last fall," Brandon
said. Just before the end of the year
- and the start of his term as a
regent - Bain called Brandon to
officially offer him the position.
Brandon said his work with Valassis
Communications Inc. helped him get
the position at Domino's.

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