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Ne man: Org. studies should return


By Lisa Koivu
Daily Staff Reporter
LSA Dean Shirley Neuman expects the
* organizational studies option of the Individual
Concentration Program to reappear in the Uni-
versity's curriculum.
Following two announcements yesterday that
organizational studies and the School of Natur-
al Resources and Environment undergraduate
program, Neuman didn't comment on the
SNRE program, but said the block on organi-
zational studies should be temporary. Neuman

said she is planning to reenact some aspect of
the program next fall.
"We expect a proposal for a minor or a con-
centration and will be thinking in terms of one
or both," Neuman said in a written statement.
"We expect to have at least a formally
approved minor available next fall."
But Neuman stressed that no decisions about
the program have been approved.
"Any such proposal has to be approved by
the faculty at a college meeting and this has
not yet happened," Neuman said.
Esrold Nurse, associate dean of student aca-

demic affairs, said the proposal for organiza-
tional studies' new structure is due soon.
"I think it should be out in mid-October,"
Nurse said. "The proposal is on the way and
hopefully the program will be reestablished."
The demise of the organizational studies
option is the another in a string of programs
that the University has dismissed.
The journalism program left five years ago,
the inteflex program two years ago and reli-
gious studies last year.
Neuman said many reasons justify the
unavailable programs, including the need to

redevelop programs and acquire new faculty.
"In the case of organizational studies, stu-
dents have been using a program that was
designed for genuinely individualized concen-
trations, to develop a "shadow" concentration
with hundreds of students in it," Neuman said.
She said there is a process for ensuring that
concentrations meet the standards expected at
the University.
"That process requires that faculty with
expertise in the field develop the curricu-
lum, that the curriculum is reviewed by the
college curriculum committee and adopted

by the college in a faculty meeting," Neu-
man said.
Programs must also have directors and facul-
ty advising, both were missing from the old
organizational studies option.
James Diana, associate dean for SNRE, said
that no plans for SNRE have been approved.
He said a committee formed and issued a
proposal that the SNRE undergraduate pro-
gram merge with LSA, but the faculty will
have the final say on the proposal.
"The plan in SNRE is that the committee

settle down in
face off
The Washington Post
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Presidential
rivals Al Gore and George W. Bush found
more agreement than differences as they
focused largely on foreign policy in their sec-
ond televised debate yesterday night.
The tone of last night's debate was less con-
frontational than their opening session in
Boston on Oct. 3, and Gore in particular
seemed to have, taken to heart the criticism
that he appeared overbearing in that meeting.
"It may seem like we're having a great love-
fest tonight," the Republican nominee
observed after he and the vice president
expressed similar-sounding sentiments on the
Middle East crisis and on broader questions of
national security during the first third of the
. debate.
While Bush said "I'm worried about over-
committing" American forces in "nation-
building" missions, it was Gore who criticized
interventions ordered by Republican presi-
dents in Lebanon and Somalia.
"Just because we can't intervene every-
where," Gore said, "it doesn't mean we
shouldn't intervene anywhere." On the Middle
East, Gore said the United States should call
on Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to end the
violence and warn Iraq's Saddam Hussein not
to meddle in the conflict. Israel, he
said,"should feel secure" that its friendship
with the United States will surmount any
diplomatic disagreements.
Bush endorsed administration policy and
said it was "important that everyone under-
stand we have one policy" toward the Middle
East. But he said the coalition of nations that
opposed Saddam "is unraveling" and argued
that developing a theater missile defense sys-
tem, as he has advocated, would add to Israel's

LGBT seeks
local, national

By Rachel Green
Daily Staff Reporter

LSA junior Rivka Gates said she
doesn't understand why there is discrim-
ination within the lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender community.
Gates, a bisexual, has been called a
traitor because she is open to both male
and female partners.
"When we start discriminating
against people in our own community
we start breaking apart. We are a house
divided ... we can't do that,"she said.
Gates joined several speakers yes-
terday at the 9th annual National
Coming Out Day Rally, held at
Regents' Plaza.
Katherine Severs, a Music senior and
coordinator of the rally, said she wanted
to focus this rally on the upcoming
political election. "We made it an effort
this year to make it an extensively politi-

cal rally in the sense of pro-activity,"
Severs said.
While no candidates were specifically
promoted, Beth Harrison Prado, a Grad-
uate Student in Sociology and the
School of Social Work, said LGBT stu-
dents and staff need to be aware of the
issues involved in the upcoming presi-
dential election.
"Regardless of national, regional,
state and local politics, issues that affect
our community are political all the
time," Harrison Prado said. "Tradition-
ally we back progressive parties,
because they have been more inclusive
of LGBT people." Harrison Prado, a
founder and co-chair of Gender MOSA-
IC Q&A, worked with Severs to plan
the event.
"Complacency is dangerous, and
Coming Out Day has become a cele-
bration, but it has to remain a call to
See LGBT, Page 2A

decide justices

Presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore shake hands following the second of their three
debates last night at Wake Forest University In Winston-Salem, N.C.

Gore said it was important that the United
States "remain an honest broker" in the Mid-
dle East, but Bush cautioned that the
"timetable for negotiation be one that people
are comfortable with in the Middle East."

The rivals agreed they had few differences
in this area, but Bush said he hoped he could
"handle the Iraqi situation better" than the
current administration has. Gore noted that
the administration of Bush's father had left
See DEBATE, Page 5A


By Jeremy W. Peters
Daily Staff Reporter
Abortion is one of the few issues in
this presidential campaign where con-
crete distinctions can be made
between candidates George W.
Bush and Al Gore.
Simply put, Bush favors
restrictions on abortions and
calls himself "pro-life" while
Gore has said repeatedly he
opposes any limits on a
woman's right to abortion and Part;
labels himself "pro-choice" part
In this election, abortion has Ab
evolved into an issue concerned with

Extra semester
not rare after
senior audits
By James Restivo
Daily Staff Reporter
Most students spend the summer after graduation in
internships, starting jobs or traveling the world, but a
small amount of students forgo post-graduate plans to
take classes for the summer because during their senior
audits they find they never fulfilled their undergraduate
The senior audit, one of the last stresses of undergraduate
life, ensures that each student knows the status of their
degree before they register for their final semester by laying
out the fulfilled requirements.
Phil Gorman, LSA associate director, said the num-
ber of students who stay an extra semester varies from
year to year. He said most of the students who need to
take an extra semester didn't take the mandatory cours-
es for a University degree. "Students should be familiar
with undergraduate requirements," Gorman said. "Stu-
dents have been forced to spend summer term making
up these requirements, even though they knew at the
time that they were making bad decisions."
About 500 students plan to graduate in December and an
additional 2,500 in May, granted they fulfill the academic
Harry Marsden, associate director of LSA advising, said
depending on the degree, most senior audits go through the

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the judicial appointments the next presi-
dent will make. Will the next president's
nominees to the Supreme Court seek to
overturn or protect Roe . vWade, the
landmark 1973 decision that legalized

This distinction has led
pro-choice activists to focus
on Bush who, they warn,
will appoint anti-abortion
Women's rights activist
Gloira Steinham spoke
specifically to abortion and
its relevance to young voters
during a telephone interview
last week.

Bagging it

Aaron Klleman, a visiting professor from Tel Aviv University, lectures at Hiilel yesterday on the
tumultuous situation in the Middle East.
sraeli Prof. pushes peace

By Johanna Wetmore
For the Daily
For the first time since recent fighting
broke out nearly two weeks ago between
Israelis and Palestinians, members of the
University's Jewish community came togeth-
er to public address the situation.
About 250 students and concerned citizens

peaceful exchange of ideas.
"Not one person has come here with an
open mind. Everyone here has a bias,"
Kleiman explained. "This conflict divides,
polarizes. It's hard to remain indifferent, but
this-is a learning process." Kleiman conclud-
ed, "But first we must unlearn."
Emphasizing a "bi-partisan" outlook,
Kleimen said, "we're like Siamese twins, if

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