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students
increases
by Henry Goldblatt
*D aily Administration Reporter
As most universities are feeling
the brunt of a declining pool of high
school seniors and a weakening
economy, the number of applica-
tions to the University is remaining
constant.
"We are picking up a bigger part
of the market share even though the
number of graduates of Michigan
high schools are dropping," said
Richard Shaw, director of undergrad-
uate admissions.
Admissions officers were satisfied
with the increase in minority en-
rollment and applications to the
University. "Minority student appli-
cations reflected in last year's incom-
ing class show the high priority for
this office to encourage students of
color to apply to the University.
*We've had some successes," Shaw
said.
Applications to the University
increased slightly from 16,833 in
1989 to 17,528 in 1990. The num-
ber of registered first-year students
was virtually unchanged from last
year.
, The number of in-state applica-
tions remained the same. Out-of-
state applications increased from
*10,026 to 10,725.
The University accepts 10,500
students to get its target size of
4,500 new students enrolled.
"We are actively recruiting in the
See ADMISSIONS, Page 2

vote oi
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Congress headed toward its starkest
war-and-peace decision since World
War II yesterday, and leaders in both
parties predicted President Bush
would get what he wants: authority
to take the nation to war in the Per-
sian Gulf.
Supporters and opponents of the
president introduced competing reso-
lutions as Tuesday's United Nations
deadline for Iraqi withdrawal from
Kuwait bore down.
But both House Speaker Thomas
Foley and Senate Republican Leader
Bob Dole have said the force-autho-
rizing version had votes to spare in
both houses. Numerous lawmakers
said the failure of the US-Iraq talks
in Geneva on Wednesday would help
Bush's case.
Both chambers convened yester-
day to begin considering the war-and-
peace issue, with decisive votes ex-
pected this weekend.
Bush's backers said their resolu-
tion was tantamount to a declaration
of war.
It cites Iraq's Aug. 2 invasion of
Kuwait, Baghdad's nuclear and chem-
ical weapons programs and the inter-
national consensus against Saddam
Hussein, concluding that Bush
should be authorized to use military
force.
"At this late hour in the crisis,"
said sponsor Stephen Solarz, (D-
NY), "the last, best hope for a peace-
ful resolution (is to) leave no doubt
in the mind of Saddam Hussein that
the United States is united."
At the same time, Democratic

war

leaders of the House and Senate in-
troduced a competing resolution call-
ing on Bush to give economic sanc-
tions and diplomacy more time to
work, and asserting that if and when
the time comes for force, only
Congress can give final authority.
Senate Majority Leader George
Mitchell, who introduced the go-
slow version in the Senate, said go-
ing to war now would leave forever
unanswered the question of whether
young Americans died needlessly.
The White House said a last-
minute mission to Iraq by U.N. Sec-
retary General Javier Perez de Cuellar
offered "a glimmer of hope" for
avoiding war, and Bush telephoned
to wish him success in his mission.
But the government urged all
Americans, including journalists, to
See GULF, Page 2

While more than 2,000 people rallied Wednesday on the Ohio State University campus, students at the
University have also begun working against military intervention in the Persian Gulf. Ben Blake, a graduate
student and a volunteer with the International Socialist Organization, talks with a curious observer about last
night's mass meeting about protesting war in the gulf.

U.N.

off10ers

OSU holi
by Melissa Peerless
Daily Higher Education Reporter
As Secretary of State James
Baker met with Iraqi Foreign Min-
ister Tariq Aziz in Geneva,
Switzerland on Wednesday, more
than 2,000 people rallied on the
Ohio State University campus to
protest U.S. military involvement
in the Persian Gulf.
The demonstrators marched be-
hind the Ohio Union, where they
heard speakers with different per-
spectives on the crisis. Students

as

anti-war

rally

representing 40 colleges and uni-
versities throughout the midwest-
ern and eastern United States at-
tended the rally.
Jim Bleikamp, a radio person-
ality from station WTVN in
Columbus, Ohio, and a peace ac-
tivist, spoke at the rally.
"I basically gave a four-point
speech in which I sought to de-
bunk myths about the people op-
posing the war," Bleikamp said.
He said anti-war activists are
not indifferent toward American

troops.
"We care more than anyone.
We want to see them alive," he
said.
This is not a "right-wing ver-
sus left-wing fight," he said,
adding that some of the most con-
servative people in America are
against the war.
"Bush's actions are not a hu-
manitarian effort to preserve
Kuwait. War on Kuwaiti soil will
ruin the country," Bleikamp said,
See PROTEST, Page 2

pullout plan
Associated Press
The U.N. secretary-general, set-
ting off on a peace mission, will
propose a U.N.-supervised Iraqi
pullout from Kuwait, diplomats said
yesterday. But if it comes to war,
President Bush said, there are "values
worth fighting for."
Five days before the U.N. dead-
line for Iraq to give up the emirate or
face possible war, peace efforts in-
tensified.
Diplomats from an array of na-
tions were leaving Baghdad, and
See PULLOUT, Page 2

Van

Valey says letter from' U' Provost was late

by Julie Foster
Daily MSA Reporter
Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) President Jennifer Van Valey
did not respond to a letter from the
Office of the Provost requesting
nominations for students to serve on
the Provost's Advisory Committee
on Safety and Security.
The letter was sent to the presi-
dents of 21 student government or-
ganizations. It was dated Dec. 5, and
a response was due by Dec. 12. Ac-
cording to the Office of the Provost,
47 nominations have been received.
The committee will serve in an
advisory capacity on issues of cam-
pus safety, particularly the newly-
deputized police force.

MSA nominations for safety advisory committee uncertain

While some members of the as-
sembly are confused about why Van
Valey never brought the letter to the
attention of the assembly, she said
she did not receive the letter until
two days after the deadline.
"I remember walking into MSA
the first or second day after classes
and having the letter handed to me
saying it had just come in," Van Va-
ley said. "I meant to talk to them be-
fore the place shut down, but I was
out of town."
Lynn Chia, chair of the Campus
Governance Committee, said she had
never seen or heard of the letter. Her
committee is in charge of selecting

nominees to serve on campus com- was up to her to take the appropriate
mittees. action."
"It's something that I should External Relations Committee
have been informed about instead of Chair Bill Cosnowski said even if

'In principle, I don't think this committee is
going to make a difference. It's sort of a
token gesture by the administration because
they had to make one'

president has the authority to nomi-
nate somebody to a committee with-
out the consent of the assembly," he
said. "The assembly could then over-
rule her with a certain number of
votes."
Assistant to the Provost E. Kay
Dawson said Wednesday that some
nominations had been accepted after
the deadline.
Dawson could not be reached to
verify that all the letters had been
mailed out on time.
Van Valey said she is uncertain if
MSA will try to submit a late nom-
inee. "In principle, I don't think this
committee is going to make a differ-

ence. It's sort of a token gesture by
the administration because they had
to make one," she said.
She said MSA would have to dis-
cuss what further action to take
about the nominations. Originally,
the Student Rights Commission
called for a committee that was
"student controlled and not adminis-
tration controlled, which is not what
(the administration) had in mind,"
she said.
Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Gilbert Whitaker
will select four of the nominees to
serve on the committee along with
four faculty members and four staff
members.

- Jennifer'
MSA

Van Valey
President

reading in the Daily," Chia said. "If Van Valey received the letter late she
(the letter) was sent to her, I guess it could have selected a nominee. "The

NCAA convention
ends with reforms

by Theodore Cox
Daily Sports Writer

NASHVILLE - The NCAA
wrapped up its 1991 convention a
day early yesterday by whipping
through the remaining legislation.
Most of the voting centered around
the restructuring of divisions and
preparing future changes. The
highlights of yesterday's voting
include:
The passing of an amendment
to permit Division I-A and all other
Division I members to vote separate-
ly in regards to the limitations on
financial aid for individual athletes.
The rejection of a proposal
that would disallow a student athlete
to participate in another sport at the
professional level.
A resolution to reevaluate the
academic requirements of Proposi-
tion 48 at next year's convention.
A resolution to vote on a
proposal next year on the issue of
. college eligibility of a student-

For example, this would prevent
Division I-AAA schools from win-
ning Division III football champion-
ships which has happened several
times in the past. This doesn't
mean, however, that a Division I
university can't play a Division III
school. Some fear this would force
many schools out of Division I, but
NCAA executive director Richard
Schultz doubts this will happen
saying he "would be surprised if any
school dropped from Division I."
There proved to be less fireworks
than anticipated at this year's con-
vention as most proposals passed
overwhelmingly.
"I think this was a convention
that was well planned, well organ-
ized, and I feel very good about it,"
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany
said. "This was the first step in
trying to define a more harmonious
relationship between intercollegiate
athletics and education."

Grou
secon(
Gulf
by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Staff Reporter
A second Persian Gu
teach-in and march, design
cate students on the politic
and economic forces actii
conflict, will be held Sat
Angell Hall and Rackham
rium.
The organizers of the
said they feel it is an ev
needed at the University, e
before the Jan. 15 deadlinet
withdraw troops from Kuwl
"I think there are two
reasons for holding the t
Political Science Profes
Weisskopf said. "We know
about U.S. relations with th
East, and so the primary p
education. The second rea
alert people to the dangero

)s
dI

to

"
teach-in
sonal affect on most students.
"But if and when a war breaks out
ilf Crisis - as they say, 'When the body bags
ed to edu- come home' and if they reinstate the
al, social, draft - students will become more
ng in the concerned," Weisskopf said. "There
turday in will be a dramatic increase in
Audito- protests because students themselves
will be directly affected, as they were
teach-in during Vietnam," he added.
ent much The teach-in, featuring more
especially speakers than the previous Novem-
for Iraq to ber event, is sponsored by Concerned
ait. Faculty and several student organiza-
primary tions. A heavier turnout is also ex-
each-in," pected.
sor Tom Scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m.
N so little until 4 p.m., the teach-in will in-
he Middle lude discussions led by University
urpose is faculty, lectures by visiting profes-
ison is to sors, a march, and workshops.
us conse- Morning lectures include talks on

Persian

hold

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