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Protesters speak out
against aid to Contras
Ann Arbor residents gathered in of AIMISTAD, a local peace group. drug smuggling. Baker said obser-
front of the Federal Building Monday Greene spoke at the rally. vera in Nicaragua have documented
to once again protest the Reagan Ad- Lois Leonard, of the Episcopal human rights abuses by the Contras.
ministration's proposed $100 million Church of Incarnation, also hopes the Green, who has traveled to
aid package to the Contra insurgents filibuster will be successful, "because Nicaragua, advocated that country's
in Nicaragua. the Senate hasn't given Reagan right to govern itself without U.S. in-
The demonstration coincided with everything he wants lately, and terference.
national protests organized in maybe they won't here either." She SHE BLAMED the U.S. gover-
Washington D.C. marking the begin- cited the Senate's growing oppostion nment for allegedly forcing
ning of debate in the U.S. Senate on to the President's South Africa policy, Nicaragua to spend 40% of its budget
the controversial funding. and its delay in approving William on the military spending as opposed to
The funding package - $27 million Reinquist, Reagan's nominee for agriculture and other domestic needs.
in humanitarian aid and $73 million in Supreme Court Chief Justice. A group from A'MISTAD will to to
military assistance - passed the "REAGAN'S magic is not as in- Nicaragua in January to develop a
House in June. It had been expected to fallible as it once was," said Leonard soil and water testing laboratory, she
pass -the Republican-controlled who fears the nation will slide into a said.
Senate with little opposition. war in Nicaragua. "It is scary because that is when the
BUT SEVERAL senators, including "We are voting on war without military aid from the U.S. is supposed
Carl Levin (D-Mich.) have organized calling it war," she said. to arrive," Green said. "We are
a filibuster against the bill. Economics graduate student Dean holding them (the U.S. government)
Local demonstrators, who called Baker, a Democratic congressional accountable...for Nicaraguan lives
Monday's protest a "people's candidate, also spoke at the rally. He and for the lives of constituents going
filibuster," remain optimistic about emphasized similarities between U.S. to Nicaragua in January and in the
their efforts. involvement in Nicaragua and U.S. future."
"The last vote only passed because intervention in Vietnam in the 1960s. Hector Delgado of the Free South
Reagan wore people down, and if we He called Reagan's Nicaraguan Africa Committe also spoke to the
Daily Photo by CHRIS TWIGG mobilize one more time, the senators policy, "the Great Lies Strategy" and protesters. He emphasized the impor-
U' graduate Mike Fitzgibbon protests Contra aid outside of the Fed.raI will have to respond to constituen- criticized Reagan's claim that the tance of uniting against U.S. policy
Building. Fitzgibbon plans to go to Nicaragua in October. cies," said Claudia Greene, a member Sandinista government is involved in toward Nicaragua and other countries
NCAA rule does not guarantee athletes an education
Coniued from Pagel)
cetwenpti ci MondayRobbins said the study table Michigan. Others agree at least that One of the stigmas that University Athletic department statistics
ce between practicing ndysessions were recently moved from student athletes are encouraged to student athletes face is that they often show, however, that 29 percent of the
through Friday," said John the Undergraduate library to South come away from the University with enroll in easy curriculums, according 570 student athletes at the University
Whitledge, an LSA junior and quar- Quad because of the "social hour" more than varsity letters. to Robbins. are in the education school while 54
terback on the football tesm
N 1983, the Bg Ten conferenceatmosphere of the library. Only four or five student athletes "Nobody cuts corners," Robbins percent attend LSA. Statistics
IN s , the Big Ten conference "Most athletes probably don't use are ineligible each year due to said. "We go to class and do showing if certain teams tended
passed a set of rules to increase the tutors as much as they should," academic probation, according to everything everybody else does." toward certain schools were
s Whitledge said. "The smart ones do." Clifford. One common criticism is that many unavailable.
requirements. Each semester, a FINANCED by the athletic department "I'm using the Univerity," said athletes attend the School of Robbins disagreed with Whitledge.
University academic review board and earnings made by football and Amy Rembisz, LSA senior and a Education, where entrance Student athletes enroll in the
and representative from the Big Ten basketball games, the tutorial is open basketball player. "I'm getting requirements are lower than those of education school because they are
review each student athlete's tran- to all student athletes. an...education and they're getting a the College of Literature, Science, and genuinely interested in sports,
scrT Big Ten has the toughest In a 1979 survey taken by the Office player. It's a fair trade-off." the Arts. teaching, and kinesiology, Robbins
"Thacademic eligibility requirements in of the Registrar, the overall student Out of ten successful high school Whitledge said it was not hard to said.
thecntry," aibert iforde i body graduated at a rate of 65 percent student athletes, only two succeed in maintain academic eligibility at the Athletes in the School of Education
the country,' said Robert Clifford, an while the rate for student athletes was collegiate sports by the time they are University because "a lot of guys are are not...forced to be there because
academicadvisor for athletes. 71 percent. juniors, according to Stephen Galetti, in the School of Education, and it's not they don't measure up anyhwere else
Duringthes musman a r' In an American College Testing Associate Professor of Sports ashard school." in the University," he asserted.
GPA and a 1.85 cumulative GPA by survey taken last year, the nationwide Management and Communication.
sophomore year. Student athletes graduation rate of non-athletes was MANY transitions take place in
must achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA 46 percent. college," Galetti said. "Athletes
SOME athletic officials credit the realize their limitations, and
during hsupport services for the outstanding education becomes very important to
remain eligible.
ALL STUDENTS need a 2.0 GPA to graduation rate of student athletes at them." Vol. XCVI- iNo. 12-
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