'Sit-ins draw support, anger from
The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 18, 2000-- 7
By Karolyn Kokko
Daily Staff Reporter
The Students of Color Coalition and
Michigamua have spent nearly two weeks in
meetings with University administrators,
gents and the Michigan Student Assembly
discussing the secret society's use of the Union
tower and Native American culture, but other
members of the campus community have only
been able to look into the tower takeover from
LSA junior Michael Gates said he has been
following the developments in the Union
takeover and thinks SCC's actions have made a
"I think they are going overboard, but they
have legitimate reasons, and I can understand
their concern," he said.
Gates added that both sides seem to have
compelling arguments. "After hearing a little
bit from the advocates of Michigamua, it
seems less racist"
Many students said they are well aware of
the SCC's concerns but are not as familiar with
the arguments put forth by the Michigamua
LSA freshman Chip Englander, an LSA Stu-
dent Government representative, said,
"Michigamua hasn't had ample opportunity to
present their views."
Englander said he has been so interested
with the protest that he took the tour of the
Michigamua meeting space led by the SCC to
get a better idea of what objects were found in
the Michigamua meeting space.
Peaceful protests are a "fantastic idea," Eng-
lander said, as long as people maintain respect
for each other and their ideas.
But some students expressed concern about
the extent of the protest.
"I think it's gone pretty far overboard ... and
they've taken a little thing and blown it way out
of proportion, Engineering sophomore Andy
Students aren't the only members of the Uni-
versity community interested in the recent
actions by the SCC.
In addition to professors taking their classes
on the Michigamua meeting space tour, other
faculty members said the event has sparked
"I think they are going overboard, but they have
legitim ate reasons, .i e a
English Prof. Marlon Ross said the protest
indicates "interest and involvement beyond the
classroom." Marlon said he has been a profes-
sor at the University for the past decade, and
until recently the atmosphere around campus
has seemed fairly calm.
But, he said, the Union takeover has not been
as intense as past University activism. "They
look pale compared to what happened in the
60s," Ross said.
While many students said they feel that issue
has been carried out too far, other students feel
that the protests are necessary and beneficial.
"I think it's definitely a -big issue and the
protests are needed so everyone can be made
aware of what is going on in order to change
it," LSA junior Sean Herring said.
Dean's office listed on auction site
By David Enders
Daily Staff Reporter
Although students may joke that the Seek buyer
University administration is for sale, day mornir
:rotesters occupying LSA dean 'sweat-in'
hirley Neuman's office put a whole office at th
new spin on that idea yesterday when protesting
they put the office up for sale on eBay, commit toE
the online auction house that offers and domes
everything from football tickets to University
movie memorabilia. students ar
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schools have signed on - Haverford College, Univer-
* ty of New Orleans, Brown University, Loyola Uni-
versity of New Orleans and Oberlin College.
Bollinger also said he has been in communication
with other university administrators, specifically Chan-
cellor David Ward of the University of Wisconsin at
Madison. Bollinger suggested one plan might be to
develop a mini-consortium between Wisconsin, Indi-
ana University, and the University to join the WRC
together, on a provisional basis.
Although the protest actions at the University have
oceeded without incident, minor violence erupted
esterday at Madison when students were sprayed with
pepper gas as they attempted to gain entry to the chan-
Bollinger described the events in Madison as "dis-
tressing," adding that he hopes to avoid such actions at
cription of the item read as
sity of Michigan Students
r for Dean's Office. Wednes-
ng, twenty students began a
occupation of the Dean's
he University of Michigan,
the University's failure to
ending their ties to overseas
tic sweatshops that produce
of Michigan apparel. The
re making U-M apparel in
their mock sweatshop and they will
not leave until President Lee Bollinger
commits to ending the real UM sweat-
shops or UNTIL THEY SELL IT ON
EBAY. SOLE, the student group tak-
ing over the office, is asking $3.60 for
the office because sweatshop workers
work for absurdly low wages, and
we're selling like absurd students."
By the time eBay removed the item
from its site early yesterday afternoon,
more than 20 people had bid the office
up to $5,200.
eBay spokeswoman Kristin Seuell
said prank items are put up for auction
on the site "very rarely."
Students Organizing for Labor and
Economic Equality member Adam
Kramer, who put the item on the Web-
site, said the group wanted "to make a
satirical comment" and "bring it into
the realm of the Internet."
- Daily Staff Reporter Erin Podolskv
contributed to this story.
Protesters in Madison currently occupy Ward's
office and await word from him after he announced
Madison's withdrawal from the Fair Labor Association
on Wednesday night.
The FLA is a White House-sponsored coalition of
corporations and human rights groups aimed at curb-
ing labor abuses in the apparel industry. It has been
criticized by anti-sweatshop activists as biased towards
The proposal of provisional membership has been
offered as a potential compromise by SOLE. Bollinger
said such a suggestion "might be acceptable," but was
still unwilling to commit the University.
SOLE members said that neither Bollinger nor Uni-
versity General Counsel Marvin Krislov had prepared
any kind of written counterproposal to work with.
Instead, Krislov communicated that Bollinger would
be negotiating with other administrators, and not with
the students, Edelman said.
"We were basically told that we have been bypassed
in the negotiations," said SOLE member Liat Wein-
gart, an RC senior. "We are extremely disappointed
and feel manipulated by the administration."
But Krislov insists that negotiations between the two
parties are open and the administration would continue
to talk to the protesters.
"The consortium is still a possibility," Krislov said.
"There are a lot of concerns about structural proce-
dures, whether the monitoring process will be fait.
There's a lot of legal and policy issues."
As the meeting drew to a close, Bollinger asked if
Neuman would be able to enter the office to collect
some papers and files she needed. When members of
SOLE replied that they were not prepared to let her
back in, Bollinger warned the students to carefully
consider their decisions.
"I will take it very seriously if you deny access to
the dean. I would think about that very, very carefully,"
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