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Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVIII, No. 8S Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, July 8, 1988 .% % o.
Woman reports sexual assault

BY RYAN TUTAK Center, said the offense is defined as forced
A recent LSA graduate alleged she was sexual contact by another person, to a lesser
sexually assaulted last week in the East Quad degree than second degree criminal sexual
Residence Hall by a high school student stay- conduct. "But it's considered to be a high
ing in the dorm for a summer camp. misdemeanor," she said.
The alumna said she was in East Quad for a The alleged victim said finding the student
theater rehearsal Tuesday night when she who assaulted her is unlikely because the one-
crossed paths with a group of high school week camp session he attended is finished. But
students from the Camps for Champs football Hoy said the case is still open and that "if we
program at a stairwell. She said one of the can identify the suspect, he will definitely be
campers held the door open for her. prosecuted."
"As I passed through the stairwell and past One reason the alleged assailant will not be
him, he placed his hand on my buttocks," she found, the graduate said, is that Camps for
said. Champs did not express an interest in her
The graduate filed a report that night with complaint - several phone calls to the
campus security, which the Ann Arbor Police camps' administrators were never returned.
Department later picked up. The AAPD Don Triveline, Camps for Champs direc-
classified the case as fourth degree criminal tor, could not be reached for comment.
sexual conduct, Det. Frank Hoy said. The alleged victim is not the first to claim
Julie Steiner, director of the University's harassment by Camps for Champs partici-
Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness pants. Two years ago, the Brecht Company

was performing in the East Quad courtyard
when boys from the camp tried to shout down
a rehearsal and threw water balloons and feces
from above windows, said Residential College
Lecturer Bob Brown, Brecht director.
'I have been more abused by the
(University) institutions... and
their agents than I could ever be
degraded and abused by an at-
tacker in a sexual assault.'
- Recent graduate and alleged
sexual assault victim
"Our activity has been curtailed and ha-
rassed by them," he said.
Camps for Champs is a summer-long
football camp sponsored by the University's

Athletic Department for high school juniors
and seniors. The camp sessions are a week
long for about 750 students each week.
"I have been more abused by the institu-
tions of the Camps for Champs and the Uni-
versity of Michigan Housing Office and their
agents than I could ever be degraded and abused
by an attacker in a sexual assault," the gradu-
ate said. "This is why women don't report as-
sault. I don't know if I would have done it if I
knew ahead that this would happen."
University Housing Security officials could
not be reached for comment.
Steiner said the coaches of the camp should
inform the students before beginning the camp
that sexual harassment is unacceptable, adding
that student counselors should be trained to
handle complaints.
Steiner said students who commit acts of
sexual harassment "should not be tolerated to
be in the camp."

Bill raises doubts
over 'U' holdings
BY PATRICK STAIGER panies. The University has more than
The University owns more than $10 million dollars invested in these
$10 million in stocks and other companies, said Investment Officer
holdings in companies which do Norman Herbert.
business in South Africa, according The University's list of compa-
to definitions created by the state's nies which do business in South
new divestment bill. Africa, compiled by the Investment
The bill, passed June 22, said Responsibility Research Center in
IBM, General Motors, and Coca-Cola Washington, D.C, do not include
\ companies - which claimed to have more than $5 million of stock in
pulled out of South Africa - still GM, Coca Cola, and IBM, and less
have ties to the country. than $5 million in commercial paper
GM, for example, announced the in GM. Therefore, University offi-
sale of its operations in Port Eliza- cials say only $131,675 remain in
beth, South Africa, to Delta stock in companies which do busi-
Corporation in 1987, but Delta ness in South Africa.
Corp. continues to use GM-made The proposed state bill has passed
parts. The bill requires the state pen- both the Senate and House, but was
sion fund to divest from such com- See Bill, Page 5

Getting the plane truth ELLENLEVY/Doily
An onlooker asks Dick Bodycombe, a pilot and member of the Yankee Air Force, about
the World War II C-47 "Yankee Doodle Dandee," in the background. Bodycombe took part
in the July 4th air-show at the Ann Arbor Airport.

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