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to speak
n global'
by Robert Patton
* Stephen Schneider, an atmo-
spheric scientist who has researched
both the political and scientific
Westions surrounding global
warming, will speak on the rela-
tionship between the two tonight at
70 in Rackham Auditorium.
=.. Schneider, who heads the Inter-
xisciplinary Climate Systems Sec-
itin at the National Center for At-
mospheric Research in Boulder,
Cpolo., said the press often distorts
tie scientific aspect of the green-
*ouse effect.
"Since it is inclined to report
what is controversial, thetpress ig-
nores the fact that there are many
Iifngs the scientific comm unity
generally agrees upon, Schneider
- For example, of a .5 degree rise in
the earth's average temperature over
AL last century Schneider said, "we
i6ow that that trend is real." The
disagreement lies in the interpreta-
tign of the findings, he said.
' Another technique used by the
press, one which Schneider labels
"d eadly," is the attempt to balance
an issue by simply quoting one sci-
tist on either side of it, even if the
vest majority of the scientific com-
unity is on one side. This leads the
public to believe scientists are split
the question, he said.
Schneider also questioned the
idea that scientists need to be abso-
lutely sure about their findings be-
fore the government can base policy
decisions on them. "It is a double
standard ... when we pay economists
to use methods that are far more
Iimitive" and then base policy on
them, he said.
Schneider stressed the value of
t ferdisciplinary studies on the sub-
je~t, and commended Michigan's
Project for the Integrated Study of
Qlobal Change.

Fun and games
Burmington-Meadowlake School second-grade teacher Joanne Rowe-Brave and her students enjoy yesterday's good weather
while playing the "The Frozen Crane" game on the Diag.

LSA gov't condemns 'U'f
Women's Studies program refusal to back forum


MSA passes
on rights
by Jay Garcia
Daily MSA Reporter
After three weeks of adjournments due to not hav-
ing quorum, the Michigan Student Assembly passed
two resolutions concerning student's rights and the:
University administration last night.
The "New Regents" resolution, named after the
students who held a mock regents meeting in place of
the scheduled one in February, was sponsored by Rack-
ham representative Corey Dolgon. It was passed after
10 minutes of deliberation.
The resolution demands that the University admin-
istration "hold an open meeting where students can not
only address the regents but enter into a dialogue with
It also supports the actions taken by the "new re-
gents" students "in response to regental arrogance and
irresponsiveness." This portion of the resolution came
into debate.
LSA representative Brett White proposed an
amendment to the resolution which would have taken
out the clause supporting the "new regents."
"I don't feel we should support those actions,":
White said.
Others assembly members agreed with the proposed'
change to the resolution. "From what I know about the;
new regents, what they are doing is counterproduc-
tive," said engineering representative Brian Kight.
"The tactics of the new regents only serve to more
fully alienate the regents against students," said Law
School representative Michael Warren. "Furthermore,
MSA's support of the new regents will only polarize
the regents against student dialogue."
Dolgon disagreed and argued to keep the clause. "It
is an inherent right of all people to make demands on:
the bodies that govern them. Let's not take our inherent
right to complain and demand away," he said.
The proposed amendment was defeated and the
clause remained in the resolution.
The other resolution which passed - although rati-.
fication is still necessary because the assembly did not
have a quorum when the vote was taken - concerned
the removal of the invitation to MSA President Jen-
nifer Van Valey to participate in the Honors Convoca-
tion March 24.
Interim Vice President for Student Services Mary'
Ann Swain withdrew the invitation in a letter sent to
Van Valey, in which Swain said she questioned whether
Van Valey would "behave perfectly" at the event.
The resolution, sponsored by Rackham representa-
tive Jeff Gauthier, passed unanimously.
It condemns the withdrawal of the invitation and
demands that the original invitation be restored.
Swain also did not allow Van Valey to address the
Freshman Convocation last September.

by Purvi Shah
Daily Staff Reporter
To counter what it believes is increas-
ing "political correctness" on campus,
the LSA Student Government (LSA-SG)
voted unanimously to condemn the
Women's Studies program for denying
support to Student Soapbox.
The first Student Soapbox, an open fo-
rum, will deal with the abortion question
tomorrow night. Sarah Weddington, the
victorious attorney in the Roe v. Wade
decision, and Phyllis Schlafly, the woman
Ronald Reagan credited as the force be-
hind the defeat of the Equal Rights
Amendment, will speak. An open-mike
session after the speeches will allow stu-
dents to voice opinions.
LSA-SG decided to launch its criticism
based on the University Activities Cen-
ter's (UAC) claim that the program re-
fused support "in part. on the fact that
Phyllis Schlafly, strong abortion foe,
would be one of the participants in the
The resolution attacked the Women's
Studies program for allegedly taking a
stance on the issue, an action which LSA-
SG members believe hampers "the devel-
opment of free speech and thought on our
Women's Studies program Director

Abigail Stewart said the request was de-
nied because the department had not been
involved in planning the event and the
voices of women of color had not been in-
cluded. She could not be reached for com-
ment on the new developments.
LSA-SG resolved to ask Women's
Studies "and all other departments (to)
reexamine their policies and make a con-
certed effort to teach and not follow the
wave of political indoctrination that has
swept the nation's college campuses."
LSA-SG also commended the Commu-
nications and Social Work departments
for deciding to sponsor the event.
UAC needed a letter of sponsorship
from a University department or program
to host the debate in Rackham Audito-
rium, which is reserved for graduate
"Not only did we get our message
across that we support the freedom of
speech, we also commended those who
recognize its importance," said UAC and
LSA-SG member Mark Bernstein.
The criticism is not aimed at the
Women's Studies program, only this par-
ticular action, LSA-SG members said.
"The resolution did not condemn
Women's Studies," said LSA-SG Presi-
dent Joe Sciarrotta. "It concerned a pro-

ment as a whole. It just questioned ac-
tions that seemed underhanded. It was a
fair resolution. LSA is speaking with a
united voice."
However, LSA-SG emphasized that
resolutions of this nature will not be a
routine procedure in the future and the
council will continue to deal with issues
directly affecting University students.
"This was not a political resolution in
terms of the world's problems," Sciar-
rotta said. "This is a specific issue involv-
ing a specific University problem."
"We're not going outside University
boundaries. (The resolution) is discussing
a University problem, which is something
we should discuss, especially when it
reeks of political correctness or when a
department comes down on one side of the
issue," he added.
LSA-SG is designed to serve as a route
of communication between students and
faculty, said Vice President Andy Pe-
trella, who co-sponsored the proposal
with Executive Council member Rob
"I think we got our point across. I
think it will be well taken by the fac-
ulty," Petrella said. "Hopefully the
Women's Studies department won't de-
cide to do this again when they see there is
a response."

posal and their reaction, not

the depart-



What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Undergraduate Philosophy Club,
4eekly meeting. Topic: "Philosophy
.nd Feminism." 2220 Angell Hall, 6
IESEC (International Association
,of Students in Economics and.Busi-
ness), weekly meeting. B-School, Rm.
1273, 6:00.
Latin American Solidarity Commit-
tge (LASC), weekly mtg. Union, 8 p.m.
'EQ/RC Social Group for Lesbians,
ilisexuals and Gay Men, weekly mtg.
Dorm residents especially encouraged
to attend. Call 763-2788 for info.
revolutionary Workers League
Current Events Study Group,
weekly mtg. East Quad, 52 Greene,
Students Against U.S. Intervention
in the Middle East (SAUSI), weekly
outreach mtg. Michigan Union, Tap
Room, 5 p.m.
Students Against U.S. Intervention
in the Middle East (SAUSI), weekly
aption mtg. Michigan Union, 3rd floor,
MSA office, 6 p.m.
Michigan Video Yearbook, weekly
mntg. Union, 4th floor, 6:30.
Indian-Pakistani-American Stu-
dents Council, weekly mtg. Union,
Tap Room, 6:30.
Islamic Study Group, weekly mtg.
Teague, 3rd floor, 5:30.
j of M Engineering Council, mtg.
1$00 EECS, 7 p.m.
College Republicans, mtg. Speaker:
Lt. Gov.. Connie Binsfield. Union,
Pendleton Rm, 6:30.
U of M Students of Objectivism,
business mtg. Dominick's, 8 p.m.
"Molecular Beams," Norman Ram-
sey, Nobel laureate in physics. 335
West Engineering, noon.
"A Great Time to be Alive - Eco-
nomically Speaking," Paul Mc-
Cracken. School of Business Admin-
istration, Hale Auditorium, 4 p.m.
"Semantic Differences between
English and Spanish Speakers: To

Rabbi Leon Klenicki. Hillel, Irwin
Green Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Safewalk, nighttime safety walking
service. Functions 8-1:30 a.m. Sun.-
Thurs. Call 936-1000 or stop by 102
UGLi. Also at the Angell Hall Com-
puting Center 1-3 a.m. Sun. - Thurs.
Call 7634246 or stop by the courtyard.
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
safety walking service. Functions 8-
1:30 a.m. Sun.-Thurs. Call 763-WALK
or stop by 2333 Bursley.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors available
to help with your papers Sunday-
Thursday, Angell/Haven Computing
Center, 7-11:00. 611 Church Comput-
ing Center, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-
Free Tax Preparation. Sponsored by
VITA until April 15. Union, 3rd floor,
The Yawp literary magazine.
Submissions accepted until 3/22 in the
box at 1210 Angell.
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do Club,
weekly practice. Call 994-3620 for
info. CCRB Martial Arts Rm., 8:30-
U of M Tae Kwon Do Club,
Wednesday workout. CCRB Martial
Arts Rm., 7-8:30.
U of M Shotokan Karate Club,
Wednesday practice. Call Ravindra
Prasad for info. IM Bldg. Martial Arts
Rm., 7-9:00.
U of M Ninjitsu Club, Wednesday
practice. Call David Dow, 668-7478,
for info. IM Bldg, Wrestling Rm, 7-9.
Beans and Rice Dinner, weekly event.
Guild House, 802 Monroe St., 6:00.
U of M Women's Rugby Club,
Wednesday practice. Call 995-0129 for
info. Oosterbaan Fieldhouse, 10-
Undergraduate Math Fair,. 3201
Angell, 4-5:30
"Soviet 'Parallel Cinema': The Un-
derground Comes Above Ground,"
panel discussion. Lane Hall Commons,
"Just Who the Hell Do You Think
You Are?!" a show on image and

The following Michigan Student Assembly
members were preset for opening an
closing roll call at last night's meeting:
Paula Church (LSA)
Colleen crossey (Soc work)
Timothy Darr (Rackham)
Rochelle Davis (Rackham)
Corey Dolgon (LSA)
Meagan Landers (LSA)
Lynn chia (LSA)
Brian Johnson (Engin)
Andrew Kanfer (Business)
Brian Kight (Engin)
Johnathan Line (LSA)
Gregory Morrison (LSA)
Bill Cosnowski (Engineering)
Pedro Padilla (Lib Sci)
Christa Sinz (Education)
Elissa Silverman (LSA)
Jennifer Van Valey (LSA)
Hunter Van Valkenburgh (LSA)
Michael warren (Law)
Kim Watson (LSA)
Brett white (LSA)
Paul Oppedisano (Pub. Health)
Jeff Hinte (Rackham)
The following Michigan Student Assembly
members were absent for either opening or
closing roll call at last night's meeting:
Mary Aitken (Nat Res)
Stephanie Andelman (LSA)
Billy Andrew (Phys Ed)
Amy Arnett (LSA)
Stefanie Brown (Nurs)
Melissa Burke (LSA)
Angela Burks (LSA)
Sreenivas Cherukuri (Engin)
Julie Davies (LSA)
Jennifer Dykema (LSA)
Joy Goldberg (LSA)
James Green (LSA)
Matt Benson (Business)
Steven Kahl (Business)
Michael Kline (Rackham)
Jeff Gauthier (Rackham)
John Lapins (Architecture)
Mark LePage (Med)
Aberdeen Marsh (LSA)
Elizabeth Moldenhauer (Art)
Brian Johnson (Engin)
Susan Richey (Pharmacy)
Lisa Schwartzman (LSA)
Jennifer Starrman (Engin)
Jonathan Uy (Med)
Jonathan Naltjes (Music)

Two women
assaulted in
Grad. library
Two women were assaulted by a
vaguely described suspect in the
Hatcher Graduate library earlier
this week, according to reports from
the University's Department of
Safety and Security (DPSS).
A male suspect reportedly ap-
proached a woman from behind and
grabbed her buttocks Sunday night.
DPSS officers appeared on the
scene and checked the area, but the
suspect had fled.
The woman gave officers a de-
scription of the suspect and a report
was filed.
Another woman reported being
assaulted in a similar manner in the
library early Monday night.

DPSS officers also reported that
an unknown suspect entered a room
in the Lee House at Vera Baits I,
1230 Hubbard, while a woman who
lived there was in the shower.
When the woman encountered
the suspect and screamed, the sus-
pect fled quickly, reports said.
One little, two
little, three little
At least three apartments, two
homes, and one dorm room were
burglarized in the past week.
A second floor balcony door
served as one burglar's ticket to a
guitar, cologne, and jewelry in an
apartment on the 300 block of
According to reports from the
Ann Arbor Police, the suspect ap-
parently pried the Plexiglass away
from the balcony door and managed
to enter and loot the apartment late
Friday night.
An apartment on the 700 block
of S. State Street also fell victim to

burglars early Friday morning. A:
resident told Ann Arbor police two:
suspects were seen fleeing the build-4
ing. Investigations are continuing.
Ann Arbor police also reported;
the illegal entry and attempted bur-
glary of an apartment on the 50(!
block of Church Street. According
to reports, the resident was in her
apartment when a man walked in.
The man left when asked to, and
nothing was taken. Ann Arbor po-
lice have a description of the
Homes on the 2300 block of Hill
and 1800 block of Glenwood also
were burglarized, according to Ann
Arbor police reports.
More than $5,000 worth of jew-
elry and other assorted household
items were stolen from the Glen-
wood residence after an unknown
suspect broke the front door's frame
to gain entry.
DPSS reported that a dorm room
in Bursley was also robbed Saturday
- Tami Pollak
Daily Crime Reporter


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Health & FitnessjJ


The Second Annual
"A Kaleidoscope of Information:
From Education to Application"
Featuring Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Francis Collins, M.D.

Medial I

Saturday, April 6, 1991
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
North Campus Commons
Information and registration forms
available at



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