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'Today: Sunny. High 62. Low 30.
Tomorrow: Sunny. High 65. Low 41.

One hundred eight years ofedtonW freedom

March 30, 1999


A rstrikes
hit Serb
PRISTINA, Yugoslavia - A pall of
black smoke poured from police head-
quarters in Kosovo's capital yesterday,
and ethnic Albanians saw it as a sign to
hide indoors or get out of town.
They knew that by striking at the
heart of the police operation that has
tu ed much of Kosovo to ruins, NATO
hfurther enraged the Serbs.
In recent days, a dirty war in the cap-
ital's streets has left at least five more
prominent Kosovar Albanians dead.
NATO said that among them were one
of the Albanians' representatives to the
failed peace talks and a prominent
newspaper editor.
NATO's airstrikes hammered central
Pristina into the early hours yesterday,
destroying the police headquarters and
e Ifing the complex in flames.
e blaze spread to a barracks where
Serbian policemen lived with their
families, and many of them staggered
dazed, and blackened by soot, into the
nearby Grand Hotel.
More than 20 families living in the
barracks are now homeless, the police
reported, but did not give any casualty
Massive explosions also struck a
R Cross building and the city's den-
tai inic. Far from demoralizing police
patrolling the capital's streets, the
destruction only hardened them.
See BALKANS, Page 9
qf sexual
By YaeI Kohan
Da Staff Reporter
*lawsuit is scheduled to be filed
against the University tomorrow on the
grounds that former School of Music
student Maureen Johnson was sexually
harassed by Music Prof. Pier Calabria
during the 1997 fall term and
University administration failed to act
on Johnson's complaints. Attorneys
representing Johnson plan to file the
suit against Calabria, the School of
Music and administration.
iranda Massie, an attorney at Scheff
a Washington Professional
Corporation, said Johnson will be suing
for sizable monetary compensation for a
loss of tuition, emotional distress and
wounding her relationship with music.
University officials said they were
unable to comment specifically on the
lawsuit because it has not yet been filed.
Massie said Johnson and her sup-
porters want to take a stand and change
Lhway the University deals with
iss es of sexual harassment.
Johnson has made claims that
Calabria, her ensemble professor, sexu-
ally harassed her. She also said she was
a victim of the administration when the

School of Music and the University
failed to act, Massie said.
But University officials defended
their actions."As far as I can tell, appro-
priate procedures were followed," said
See LAWSUIT, Page 9


board asks
for revote

mys teries
By Jeannie Baumann
For the Daily
New research and old stories came
together last night at Rackham
Auditorium as Melissa Muller,
author of "Anne Frank: The
Biography," and Nanette Konig, a
Holocaust survivor and schoolmate
of Anne Frank, spoke about Frank
from historical and personal perspec-
Muller, who lives in Germany,
began working on her book four
years ago after reading Frank's diary
for the first time since she was a
young girl.
"I was surprised at how much she
had to tell adults," Muller said. "After
reading her words again, I became
interested in her family background
.. What happened in the last seven to
eight months before she died?"
In compiling her research, Muller
spoke to more than 20 people who
had connections to Frank.
"It was difficult to make them trust
me, to make them speak," she
Two major revelations came out of
her biography. The first, Miller said,
pertains to who betrayed the Frank

By Jewel Gopwani
Daily Staff Reporter
Responding to fraudulent ballots cast
in last week's Michigan Student
Assembly elections, the MSA Elections
Board debated yesterday whether cer-
tain students will be asked to recast
their votes.
The request was prompted by 71
false votes cast Thursday between
5:24 p.m. and 8:03 p.m. on a com-
puter in the Mary Markley

H a 1 1
Site. The
votes were
T h u r s day
eve n i n g.
T h e
D i vi s i o n


ly," Bernstein said, adding that all plans
will be finalized tonight.
If a partial revote is held, the false
ballots will not be removed from the
election results, Bernstein said. The
online voting system can only note
which students voted, but not whom
they cast their ballots for.
Elections Director Andrew Serowik
said that at midnight Wednesday the
elections board plans to e-mail about
300 students who voted in MSA elec-
tions Thursday evening, requesting that
they vote again.
The online voting site will be open
from 12 a.m. Wednesday to 11:59 p.m.
Thursday, but only to students who
voted during the period in which the
false votes were cast.
"The students will be asked to only
revote in the races which would be affect-
ed," by the false votes, Serowik said.
Bernstein added that in the MSA
elections, students may be asked to
recast their votes in the race'for nine
LSA seats.
Serowik explained that the revote is
the most realistic solution to this situa-
tion compared to other options the
board has contemplated.
"We considered things as severe as
having an entirely new election," he
The elections board opted not to
embark on a new elections process
because this has the potential to result
in a completely new outcome.
"We want to get the results most true
to the past election," Serowik said.
Members of the Defend Affirmative
Action Party, the Students' Party and

Nanette Konig, a Holocaust survivor, gives her perspective on the tragic event
last night at Rackham Auditorium.

family. Miep Gies, whom Muller said
is the last of the "still-living helpers"
- someone who helped to hide
Frank's family - provided much
information that had not been includ-
'ed in Gies' own book, published in
Miller's biography also reveals
five previously unseen pages of
Frank's diary.
"Two of the pages are the alterna-
tive introduction to a version of the
diary, and others describe the rela-
tionship between Anne, her mother

and her father," Muller explained.
Cor Suijk, a close friend of Frank's
father Otto, provided Muller with the
Muller said the content of the
pages "was amazing."
When writing her biography,
Miller said she wanted to show the
humanistic aspect of Frank.
"Publicity has transferred her into
a myth, a symbol. It has made her the
most wanted target of the Holocaust,"
Muller said. "They're taking the risk
See SPEAKER, Page 7

and the Department of Public Safety
are investigating the incident.
In conjunction with ITD, the elec-
tions board will accept the election
results tallied before the faulty votes
were cast as valid.
It will add to that results collected
between the point the false votes were
cast and the point when all voting con-
cluded Thursday at 11:59 p.m., said
elections board member Joe Bernstein.
Although Bernstein said the elec-
tions board has not officially decid-
ed on what action it will take, he is
certain the board will call for the
partial revote.
"This has not been decided concrete-

UBC lecturer
opposes new dean

Go on and bang on a bongo

By Jalmle Winkler
Daily Staff Reporter
Former University of British Columbia session-
al Gary Arbuckle said documents he found on the
University's Website about UBC Dean of Faculty
of Arts Shirley Neuman becoming the University's
next LSA dean did not describe the Neuman he
After screen- Dailv In-d th
ing more than r
100 applicants,
the College of Literature, Science and the Arts Dean
Search Advisory Committee confidently recom-
mended Neuman's appointment to LSA's top post.
But Arbuckle, a lecturer, said he cannot
believe Neuman is the University's first.
choice. He said she broke UBC research com-
plaint policy and demonstrated a conflict of
interest by getting involved with a UBC inves-
tigation regarding research that had been fund-
ed by the Social Science and Humanities
Research Council Board - a prominent board
Neuman served on.
Arbuckle's relationship with UBC included his
doctorate work for which he won an award in 1991
for presenting the best doctoral dissertation at the
UBC that year. But as a result of his constant pursuit
of the research funding matter with SSHRC,

Arbuckle said Neuman blacklisted him from UBC.
Breaking down the complaint
According to information Arbuckle supplied,
UBC's 1995 policy on scholarly integrity stated
that there are three ways to handle a complaint -
all of which require department heads to take the
initial step and then if they see fit, make a disposi-
tion or recommendation to the dean - at which
point Neuman would get involved.
UBC Law professor and counsel Dennis Pavlich
said Neuman followed the correct procedure as it
stood in 1996, when the incident occurred. Pavlich
said the procedures Arbuckle uses to make his
claim against Neuman were amended by the board
in February 1997 - so they were different from
the procedures in place in 1996.
The complaint originated that year when UBC
graduate student Sherry Tanaka filed a complaint
with the UBC sociology department regarding the
ethical practices of Prof. Millie Creighton. Tanaka
filed the complaint on behalf of Creighton's
human research subjects - an aboriginal people
in Japan.
Arbuckle said Neuman violated UBC procedure
by diverting the complaint from the department
head directly to herself. "She did not just violate
See DEAN, Page 2

Aaron Jacobs leans against his mom Cheryl as they listen to LSA junior Kwesi Hutchful play
drums with a friend In the Diag yesterday.

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University students, selected at random from all cur-
rently enrolled University students.
Students selected to take the survey will receive an
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to complete.

Mosher served as dean of women

By Yaet Kohen
Daily Staff Reporter
"You will need a wise and pious
matron with such lady assistants as to
keep up sufficient supervision."
According to "A Dangerous
Experiment" by Dorothy McGuigan,
this was an instruction given by former
Oberlin College President C.G. Finney
regarding the admission of women to
the University of Michigan in the 19th

- and rowdiness and drinking
increased on campus, said Education
assistant Prof. Jana Nidiffer, a historian
at the Center for the
Study of Higher
and Post- y
Secondary r
"As young
men became

some parents and faculty members were
worried about the freedom women had
and wanted to
enforce more
But not everyone
agreed with the
University's deci-
sion to create a
dean specifically
for women.
"Early women

woman," according to the book
"Women at Michigan" by Ruth Bordin.
Nevertheless, University officials
decided a dean of women would
have to be appointed. But finding
this woman would not be easy. The
first women offered the position
"They expected to be equals in an
equal society," Bordin wrote, and hav-
ing a dean of women did not represent
the equality they were looking for.



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