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Page 2 The Michigan Daily -Friday, May 25,'1984
Task force to oversee
new gay rights policy
By MARLA GOLD that the University cares, Toy added.
The University will establish a task Discrimination on the basis of sexual
force this fall to implement a new orientation includes "denying em-
policy prohibiting discrimination ployment, promotion, admission,
against homosexuals. tenure, housing or in any other way
The group will "include all Univer- treating someone differently on the
sity lifestyles - students, staff, (and) basis of his or her sexual orientation,"
faculty - so it's a representative task Sanders said.
force," said Laura Sanders, an ad- DISCRIMINATION in any of these
ministrator in the Human Sexuality of- situations is already forbidden by af-
fice. She said videotapes and firmative action programs with regard
workshops may be used to inform to blacks, women and other minorities.
people of the problem and possible Sanders and Toy are with the
solutions. presidential policy statement "as far as
IN ADDITION to educating people it goes," Toy said, but the statement
about discrimination based on sexual will not end their fight for gay rights on
orientation, the task force will adver- campus.
tise the new policy, set up a grievance "This is a step in the right direction,"
and procedure committee and will fight Sanders added.
to add "sexual orientation" to the Members of the group Lesbian and
policy statement which prohibits Gay Rights on Campus (LaGROC) had
discrimination at the University, said originally wanted a regent's bylaw,
Jim Toy, another administrator in the which is stronger than a presidential
Human Sexuality office. statement, but settled for the statement
- Since University President Harold after 15 months of rallying when
Shapiro announced his policy statement President Shapiro offered it.
on discrimination against gays, Toy The policy statement, issued on Mar-
said his office has received a number of ch 12, says, "It is the policy of the
calls asking, " 'Can the administration University of Michigan that an in-
be trusted if I go to them with a com- dividual's sexual orientation be treated
plaint?' I tell them that as far as I in the same manner" as other factors
know, the administration is acting in which the University considers
good faith," he said. Hopefully, once irrelevant to "educational or em-
the task force is set up, people will know ployment decisions."
Art Museumis not well
known to 'U' students

Stung Associated Press
An infrared heat-seeking missile called the Stinger leaves its mark on this
helicopter target in a 1976 photo obtained from the Department of Defense
yesterday. President Reagan plans to sell 1300 of these missiles designed
specifically for shooting down low-altitude planes and helicopters to Saudi
Arabia.
Council approves budget
for 1 984-'85 fiscal year
(Contmnued from Page 1)

By NAOMI SAFERSTEIN
"A person in London, Berlin, or Paris
will probably know more about our
museum and exhibits than someone you
stop in the street here in Ann Arbor,"
says University Museum of Art Direc-
tor Evan Maurer.
Few students have set foot in the
museum on the corner of State and
South University, but it attracts a wide
variety of visitors ranging from
schoolchildren to senior citizens.
"BESIDES THE University classes
which range from art history to com-
munication to religion," says staff
member Gail Morowa, "there are
various senior citizen groups, outings
from the Detroit Institute of the Arts,
(and) adult education classes." Patien-
ts at Ypsilanti state psychiatric
hospital tour the museum as part of
their integration back into society.
Museum officials say few, people are

aware of the museum and its free
programs, which include daily tours.
"Face it," says development officer
Martha Mehta, "It's more relaxing to
go out and have a beer." Mehta recen-
tly began a publicity campaign to lure
visitors through advertisements and
media releases.
While many students choose other
ways to relax, Maurer says the
museum serves as "a drawing room of
the University - a place of contem-
plation and beauty that sets up an am-
biance that anyone can come in and en-
joy as if it were their home. It's a great
cultural luxury."
THIS "CULTURAL luxury" began in
the mid-19th century when the Univer-
sity began collecting art. The first
notable acquisition, a marble statue of
Nidea donated in 1868 by Randolph
See STUDENTS, Page 4

port.
The Council meeting was by far the
shortest in recent history, lasting a
total of about 10 minutes.
The meeting picked up from Mon-
day's session, when the budget issue,
which had been on the agenda, was
tabled until last night.
Behind-the-scenes negotiations were
kept secret until last night, and
discussion between the caucuses lasted

until late yesterdayafternoon.
It appeared that a consensus may
have been in jeopardy when Jernigan
questioned Epton before the meeting
about the amemdment regarding the
way to keep the budget balanced, but
the conflict was soon resolved.
After the meeting, the Council headed
out to celebrate at a local bar. The
evening was reportedly financed by
Mayor Louis Belcher.

Senate approves debt boost
From AP and UPI same amount, but only until June 22, af-
WASHINGTON - The Senate, ter which the limit would revert to its
nearing a midnight deadline to make current $1.49 trillion - a level the
sure the government can pay its bills, treasury was perilously close to
yesterday approved a $30 billion in- touching yesterday.
crease in the national debt limit, but its THE ADMINISTRATION was
version was at odds with one passed by seeking a record $263 billion increase -
the House. to $1.753 trillion - to carry the gover-
The House had voted earlier in the nm$nt through June 1915. The House
day to boost the debt ceiling by; the See ADMINISTRATION, Page 7

HAPPENINGS

Friday
Korean Christian Fellowship-Bible Study
meeting, 9 p.m., Campus Chapel.
Tae Kwon Do Club-practice, 5 p.m., CCRB.
Chinese Christian Fellowship-meeting, 8 p.m.,
Trotter House.
TM Center-Intro to TM, noon, 4316 Union.
Muslim Student Assoc.-meeting, 9 p.m., 407 N.
Ingalls.
Museum of Art-Art Break, Prue Rosenthal, 12:10
p.m.
AAFC-A Streetcar Named Desire, 7:30 p.m.; Cat
on a Hot Tin Roof, 9:40 p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema Guild-Red River, 7:30 p.m., The Killers,
9:50 p.m., Lorch.
Cinema II-Rhinoceros, 7:30 p.m., Last Year at

Marienbad, 9:30 p.m., MLB 4.
CFT-Diamonds Are Forever, 7:30 p.m.; For Your
Eyes Only, 9:40 p.m., Michigan.-.
Saturday
Ann Arbor Go Club-meeting, 1433 Mason.
Tae Kwon Do Club-practice, 9 a.m., CCRB.
Peace Week-Multi-Media Concert, 2:30 & 8 p.m.,
Mendelssohn.
Museum of Art-Children's Film Festival, 2 p.m.
Ark-Concert. Gemini, 8p.m., 1421 Hill.
Botannical Gardens-Jeff Holcombe, "Spring
Nature Photography," call 764-1168.
Muslim Student Assoc.-English circle, 7:30 p.m.,
407 N. Ingalls.

Cinema II-Three Strangers, 7:30 p.m.; Young &
Innocent, 9:15 p.m., MLB.
AAFC - And Then There Were None, 7:30 p.m.,
Murder on the Orient Express, 9:20 p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema Guild-Spartacus, 7:30 p.m., Lorch.
Sunday
Museum of Art-Public Tour, 2 p.m.
Ark-Children's concert, Gemini, 2 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Muslim Student Assoc.-Islamic ed., 10 a.m., 407 N.
Ingalls.
Cinema Guild-This Gun For Hire, 7:30 p.m.; The
Maltese Falcon, 9:10 p.m., Lorch.
CFT-His Girl Friday, 6:05 & 9:30 p.m.; Mr. & Mrs.
Smith, 7:45 p.m., Michigan.

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