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alumni concerns prompts
By Rob Goodsp.Wd
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The charter of the University's chapter
of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity has been
revoked by the group's national organi-
zation, the national executive director
The fraternity lost its charter for fail-
ing to comply with the national organi-
zatin's policy on responsibility and
accountability, Jon Hockman, executive
director of Delta Sigma Phi's national
organization. The policy prohibits alco-
hol use at the fraternity's house, haz-
ing of new members and requires
chapters to maintain or improve their
average grade point average each
semester, among other regulations.
The chapter members "have appealed
that decision," Hockman said. The
national board of directors will hear their
appeal in late April, Hockman added.
"We know that our alumni have been
in touch with nationals," Alexander
Levine, secretary of the campus chap-
ter, said. "We plan on continuing as a
fraternity regardless what our name or
Levine said the fraternity was confi-
dent the national board of directors
would reverse its decision at its meeting
in April, citing a number of changes
made in the past year.
"We've been working with them on
See DELTA SIG, Page 7
By Jeremy Beekow lz
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich
Shop on East Ann Street found itself
under siege Monday night, not by its
famous Gargantuan sandwich - but by
a robber with a gun.
The shop was robbed Monday at
11:25 p.m., Ann Arbor Police confirmed
yesterday. A suspect, seen driving away
in an older model dirty white car, was
described as a stocky white male, five-
foot-nine, wearing a baseball cap, dark
U pullover sweatshirt, a tan coat, dark sun-
glasses and black gloves.
Jimmy John's Marketing Manager
Matthew Merito said Jimmy John's
could not comment on the situation.
"We're not going to publish anything
See ROBBERY, Page 7
By Tyler Boersen
Daily Staff Reporter
It was a question about racism in
modern America that erupted into an
argument in the Michigan Union Ball-
room yesterday, as controversial conser-
vative author David Horowitz lectured
on slave reparations and the faults of
The event began with a reading from
the University's Statement of Students
Rights and Responsibilities and
Horowitz commenting on the impor-
tance of being respectful. But after
Horowitz' lecture and the floor was
opened for questions, the event quickly
digressed into accusations of racism that
crossed in both directions.
Armed security guards escorted
-orowitz around the building and con-
trolled entrances to the ballroom.
Flanked by guards, Horowitz expressed
regret that open dialogue was not more
encouraged at the University.
"You ought to be embarrassed that an
event like this must be guarded by
police" Horowitz said.
The event, sponsored by the Michigan
Review and YAF, brought more than 600
students to the ballroom to listen to
Horowitz. Many were turned away due
to maximum occupancy and a lack of
chairs. As Horowitz began speaking,
they could be heard outside the doors
chanting for an "open meeting."
Much of the room was filled by
members of the Black Student Union.
LSA senior Panther McAllister said
"black people and people in general
need to know what is being said.'
The Coalition to Defend Affirmative
Action and Integration and Fight for
Equality By Any Means Necessary
protested theevent and earlier in the day
tied his presence to racist comments writ-
ten on the Diag early Monday morning.
Horowitz blasted the Defend Affirma-
tive Action Party in a press release and
went so far as to call them a "hate
group." He said leftists were likely
responsible for writing the slur.
Horowitz described the left as "people
that believe in a socialist revolution.
They are people who think corporations
are the enemies and al-Qaida could be
YAF chairman Peter Apel said the
sponsors were "pleased that a conserva-
tive speaker would come and give an
intelligent perspective on the issues that
are historically spun by left wing
activists and professors." He said the last
conservative speaker on campus was in
1998 when Ward Connerly, the man
credited with- dismantling the University
of California's affirmative action policy,
was booed off stage.
Horowitz said he believes this was a
sign of increasing leftist tendency in the
university system across the nation, and
he has started an attack on university
administrations. He said that hiring poli-
cies have pushed conservative profes-
sors from faculties and blamed a lack of
political inventiveness on these actions.
"The left is intellectually bankrupt.
All of the innovative policies are coming
out of conservatives;" Horowitz said.
"Our universities are intellectually
dead, and that is a direct result of having
purged conservatives from them."
Horowitz also attacked leftists for
"everything that is wrong in inner
cities;' and said that they have monopo-
lized local positions.
Horowitz is noted for placing adver-
tisements in several college newspapers
last spring which declared 10 reasons
why slave reparations would be bad for
"black people and racists." The ad creat-
ed controversy about free speech and
several papers were condemned for run-
ning it. Angry students removed papers
from circulation at several schools.
See HOROWITZ, Page 7
.LYSSA WOOD/ Daly
Conservative activist David Horowitz speaks at the Michigan Union last night. The
event, guarded by Department of Public Safety officers, was the target of heated
Business faculty initially
gave White low reviews
By Shannon Pettypiece
Daily Staff Reporter
Faculty evaluations of interim University
President B. Joseph White that were conducted
during his tenure as dean of the Business
School show dissatisfaction from the majority
of the faculty with several aspects of White's
leadership during his early years as dean.
White was asked not to comment on whether
he will be tossing his hat into the race for the
position of University president by the Presi-
dential Search Committee, but he has com-
mented on several occasions that he really
enjoys his position as interim president.
The Academic Affairs Advisory Committee
conducted the evaluations in 1994, 1996 and
1998 while White was dean. The evaluations
were mailed to all Business School faculty
members and an average of 38 percent respond-
ed each year. White served as dean of the
school from 1991-2001.
White was evaluated in five categories:
fairness and ethics, leadership, faculty and
program development, communication and
In the category of leadership, 50 percent of
faculty in 1994 said they disagreed or strongly
disagreed with each of the statements "the dean
consistently demonstrates excellence in intellec-
tual leadership of the school" and "the dean is
an excellent professional role model for the fac-
ulty." In 1996 the percentage of faculty that dis-
agreed and strongly disagreed with those
statements increased to 60 percent and 56 per-
In 1996 White scored exceptionally poorly in
the category of communication, with 64 percent
See WHITE, Page 7
Bodies found in A2 man's car
The Associated Press
A journal found in an Ann Arbor man's car
may help the investigation into why two bod-
ies were in his vehicle.
Patrick Daniel, who lived on West Liberty
Street, was arraigned yesterday on two counts
of murder in Sevier County, Utah. His attor-
ney, John Hummel, said Daniel probably
won't fight extradition to Michigan.
"There's nothing that I'm able to talk about
at this time" Hummel said. "Obviously, it's a
very dramatic set of events."
The Detroit Free Press reported yesterday
that one entry in the journal read: "Torch car?
... Bury in remote area."
Investigators think Daniel, 31, was driving
from Michigan to Las Vegas to dispose of the
One victim has been identified as Robert
Bilton Jr., 35, of Dearborn. The name of the
31-year-old woman hasn't been released.
Police said she was also from Michigan.
Ann Arbor Police Chief Daniel Oates said yes-
terday authorities found a relationship between
Daniel and the woman, but have determined no
connection between Daniel and Bilton.
"That's among the many pieces of this puz-
zle, and we really need people in the commu-
nity to help us fill in those blanks," Oates told
The Ann Arbor News. Oates said Bilton was
strangled with a wire or cord and suffered a
blow to the head. The woman's autopsy results
had not been released.
Utah Highway Patrol troopers said they had
pulled Daniel over because the car he was
driving didn't have a front license plate, which
is required in Utah. Daniel told police his
name was Stephen Britton and that he was on
his way to visit his wife in Las Vegas.
Police found the frozen, dismembered body
of a woman and the body of a man with a
noose around his neck in the car. Ann Arbor
Police Sgt. Mike Logghe said the department
will begin extradition proceedings against
Daniel this week.
Student groups unite against
hateful messages on campus
Former Israeli Mossad agent Peter Malkin speaks last night
about his 1980 capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann.
By Karen Schwartz
Daily Staff Reporter
On the night of May 11, 1980, Israeli Mossad agent
Peter Malkin clamped his hand over Nazi war criminal
Adolf Eichmann's mouth - silencing the man for
whom he said even remorse was not enough.
Malkin, who was responsiblefor kidnapping Eich-
mann and bringing him to trial in Israel spoke lastfnight
as the concluding lecturer for Hillel's 23rd Conference
on the Holocaust.
"We brought the most important man responsible for
sending millions of people to their deaths to stand trial
and to tell a story, so the new generation and the whole
world could listen to the process and what happened,"
He told the packed East Hall lecture room how he
captured Eichmann, disguised him, sat and talked with
him and then transported him to Israel where he stood
trial. Malkin stressed the importance of telling his story
and having Holocaust survivors speaking at the trial.
The capture had personal importance to him as well,
as he lost 150 relatives in the Holocaust. His sister and
her three children died in Auschwitz.
Though he said Eichmann's- capture was significant
because it was of concern to millions of people and was
executed well, he says he is merely a man who did his
"I never felt like a hero. People don't have to feel like
heroes when they do their job - there's no one who
wouldn't do it. You fulfill your duty as best you can,
By Maria Sprow
Daily Staff Reporter
A string of racist messages written
and spoken on campus within the last
two months resulted in a near-united
campus yesterday as student group
leaders put aside their differences
and talked about what diversity on
Since the beginning of February, two
written racial slurs have been seen inside
Couzens Residence Hall. One of the
messages, seen on the dry-erase board
belonging to a black University student,
included the phrase "I hate niggers" and
a drawing of a Nazi swastika. The sec-
ond message was also written on a stu-
dent's dry erase board.
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Affirmative Action Party.
Along with DAAP, students from
organizations including the Black Stu-
dent Union and the School of Social
Work Student Union and Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly and LSA-SG presidential
candidates spread the word that hate will
not be tolerated on campus.
"The University is our home:' said
Blue Party LSA-SG presidential candi-
date Gwen Arnold, an LSA junior.
"When acts such as this occur ... it is a
hateful message and student leaders
must condemn it."
In addition to the writings in
Couzens, a more public message was
seen on the Diag two days ago. An
unknown person wrote in chalk "Only
Niggers want affirmative action." The
mpcga- mhichs hudntc said was racist
'diverse' and the fact that this country's
Constitution permits free speech allows
a variety of opinions to surface," said
LSA-SG Rep. and freshman Ravi Perry,
chair of the Ethnic Studies Tasks Force.
"This, however, does not give us the
right to support racist views."
The administration has also voiced
their disapproval and disappointment in
the statement on the Diag. Interim Uni-
versity President B. Joseph White said in
a written statement he is committed to
diversity and is "deeply offended" by the
message left on the Diag.
"We recognize that reckless state-
ments foster a climate of fear and can
shatter the civility so necessary to real
debate on divisive issues," White said.
"We stand, together as a community,
firm in our cnmmitment to a diverse