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The Michigan Daily -Thursday, April 4, 1991 - Page 3

*to picket
by Laura DePompolo
Daily Staff Reporter
The local chapter of the
American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employees
(AFSCME) union is protesting the
harassment of University stewards
by forming an informational picket
line today and tomorrow.
The union stewards are responsi-
ble for protecting the rights of ser-
vice and maintenance workers on
campus and informing union mem-
bers of their rights as workers for
the University.
Patricia Darden, president of
AFSCME Local 1583, said in a press
release that management attempts
to intimidate union stewards
threaten the rights of all union
Union members are protesting
work speed-up, mandatory overtime
atnd racism. Darden also said
Workers are sometimes laid off for a
few days, without notice, for minor
The press release alleged that
several University area supervisors
central campus supervisors Bob
Amidon, Chuck London and Jan
McCrath, and hospital supervisors
Sue Ernest and Diane Lamb - have
harassed union members.
But Lamb said the accusations
did not surprise her. She said a
phrase demanding that harassment
of employees cease is usually added
to the end of every grievance which
is reported.
Darden said the problems have
been building over the years, but she
said that they have been getting
worse, -especially since December
"Grievances are written up every
day," Darden said. "But 'the
University just looks at them like
they have no merit."
"We just want a reasonable and
fair working environment," she
The picket line will be held to-
day at 4 p.m. in front of the Fleming
Administration Building, and to-
morrow at 3:30 p.m. in front of the
Taubman Center Entrance.

Alums: U of D
High should

Ste p pin gstone s
First-year law student Ryan Roset frolics among the rocks of the Huron River yesterday afternoon.
Playboy to scope prospects
for 'Grl of the Big Ten'

by Robert Patton
Daily Staff Reporter
Representatives from Playboy
magazine are coming to the
University to conduct interviews
for models for the magazine's
"Girls of the Big Ten" issue.
If you are 18 or older, a full or
part-time female student, and
"attractive and well proportioned,"
then you just may have what
Playboy is looking for, said
Elizabeth Norris, a spokesperson
'Being in Playboy is
(for the models) the
ultimate affirmation
of the fact that
they're attractive'
- Elizabeth Norris
Playboy spokesperson
for the Playboy Photo Department.
Norris urged students to apply.
"If a girl is fit and well propor-

tioned, she should give it a try - I
guarantee it will be the experience
of a lifetime," she said.
All types of students pose,
Norris said. "We get people some
might think are the intellectual
'eggheads.' They want to show they
are as sexy or feminine as any girl."
Norris said models who appear
in the magazine will be paid on a
graduated scale, with a higher pay
for nude photos than for semi-nude,
and the lowest pay for fully clothed
shots. But she said most don't do it
for the money.
"It's probably something
they've always fantasized about,"
she said. "Being in Playboy is the
ultimate affirmation of the fact
that they're attractive. It's a thrill."
Cecelia Ober, a member of the
Feminist Women's Union, did not
share Norris's enthusiasm for the
benefits of posing for Playboy.
"I think it trivializes women,
especially in what is supposed to be
an academic atmosphere," she said.
"'It harms an image of women as se-

rious and reinforces an image of
women as playmates."
It harms an image of
women as serious and
reinforces an image
of women as
- Cecelia Ober
Feminist Women's
Union member
Students' reactions to the idea
were mixed. LSA first-year Ann
Llewellyn said students posing for
Playboy "defeat the purpose of
their being here. They're here to bet-
ter themselves and to make a better
place for women in society," she
LSA sophomore Padma Thota
disagreed, saying, "If people want
to do it, that's their business."
Interviews are being held at the
Campus Inn from April 15 to 17.

not adn
by Jeannie Lurie
Daily Staff Reporter
The University of Detroit Jesuit
High School (U of D), an all-boys
school for 115 years, may have girls
in its classrooms within the next
five years.
Michigan is the most popular
university among U of D graduates,
with about 40 enrolling at the
University each year.
A survey recently sent to alumni
to help project the number of in-
coming students also includes ques-
tions concerning the possibility of
making U of D co-educational. The
Board of Directors will make a deci-
sion on the issue sometime next
"One of the natural questions
was whether we would take girls,"
U of D President Father Malcolm
Carron said. "If we give such an ex-
cellent education, we shouldn't
deny it to girls."
Carron is surprised about the
strong negative reaction to the pro-
posal. "By the way people talk, I
think it's all over now," he said.
Carron explained that just as he
would ideally like a racially inte-
grated school, he would like to see
both sexes attend U of D. "It's
about 30 percent minorities right
now. By the same token, we'd like to
see about 30 percent girls."
"We're part of 46 Jesuit schools
around the country, 15 of which
have taken girls," Carron said. "It's
kind of a natural thing to come up at
this time."
LSA senior Michael Buist, a U
of D graduate, didn't like the idea of
including women at his old high
"This might sound a little chau-
vinistic, but it's not meant to be,"
he said. "I felt that compared to
other schools in the Catholic
League, we were academically supe-
rior because we were all male. If I
were female it would be the same
Buist felt that letting girls into
the high school would change the
learning atmosphere. "When you
get teenage guys and girls together,
hormones run wild," he said.
Bill Ward, a first-year student at
U of D High School, agrees that
girls would be a distraction.
Ward said he can relax his
grooming habits at an all-boys
school. "Sometimes you just throw

it girls
some clothes together and not comb
your hair," he said. "(If girls were
admitted) you'd always be trying to
impress the girl."
"I think (co-education) would be
for the worst because of the stu-
dents' reaction," he said. "When you
go to an all guys school, there's just
something different. It's maybe
male bonding or something."
LSA junior and U of D graduate
Patrick Kruse also finds fault in the
proposal. "I haven't really talked to
any U of D alumni who liked the
idea," Kruse said. "My dad went
there and graduated in 1944. We had
a big talk about it."
"I don't mean to sound sexist,
and this is not really something I
can verbalize," Kruse said, "but
there's a whole difference between
what your social life is and what
your school life is. It was sort of a
pride thing that there weren't any
girls at our school."
Men are not the only ones with
reservations about bringing the
sexes together. Margaret Ward, Bill
Ward's mother, may have the oppor-
tunity to send her youngest daugh-
ter to U of D.
"I'm sort of a traditionalist,"
Ward said. "I kind of like it the way
it is." Ward believes her daughter
will probably want to go to Mercy
High School.
"If there's a need for females and
the economic situation says we
could do better with a co-ed system,
then I'm not against it," Ward said.
U of D did not propose the idea
in order to increase revenue, Carron
The decision to admit girls
would require massive spending by
the high school. "The cost would be
monumental," Carron said. "We
would have to put in new locker
rooms and new bathrooms."
Carron would also expect
changes in the faculty. "I say cer-
tainly you'd have to have a couple of
women counselors." U of D already
has five or six women teachers out
of about 40, Carron said.
The U of D recently began a new
advertising campaign separate from,
the nation's Roman Catholi~c
Schools' "Discover Catholic
Schools" campaign. U of D's slogan,
soon to be seen on billboards, will
read, "One hundred percent college
bound - U of D Jesuit High

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

'U' cops want peace -
not drug busts - at
weekend Hash Bash

ACT-UP Ann Arbor, weekly meeting.
Group not affiliated with Revolution-
ary Workers' League. Call 665-1797 or
662-6282 for info. Union, Anderson
Rm., 7:30.
Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry,
weekly mtg. Hillel, 7 p.m.
Tagar, Pro-Israel Student Activists,
weekly mtg. Hillel, 8 p.m.
College Life, weekly meeting, spon-
sored by Campus Crusade for Christ.
Dental School, G005 Kellogg Aud., 7
Persian Gulf Mutual Support,
weekly mtg. 3100 Union, 12-1.
Amnesty International, weekly mtg.
MLB, B-116, 7 p.m.
In Focus Filmworks, weekly mtg. An-
gell Aud D, 7 p.m.
Anti-Imperialist Action Caucus, mtg
to plan actions to fight racism and po-
lice brutality. Union, 7 p.m.
Institute of Industrial Engineers,
general mtg. Nominations, 439 Mason,
Ultimate Frisbee Club, weekly mtg.
Fuller Park, lower fields, 5 p.m.
Homeless Action Committee, weekly
mtg. MLB B124, 5:30.
U of M Biological Society, mtg. Nat
Sci Bldg, 4th floor conference rms, 7
Society of Women Engineers.
General Dynamics on "Artificial
Intelligence." 1200 EECS, 6:15.
"First Lessons in Group Behavior: A
Case Study of Japanese Preschools,"
Lois Peak. Lane Hall Commons, noon.
"The Velvet Revolution and
Beyond," Jirina Siklova of Charles
University, Prague. 200 Lane Hall, 1
"Time-Dependent Thermal Lensing
Technique as Used in V-T Energy
Transfer Studies," Alexander
Chembayo. Chem Bldg, rm 1640, 4
"How to Start a Small Company,"

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-
Wednesday, Angell/Haven Computing
Center, 7-11:00. 611 Church St. Com-
puting Center, Tuesday, Thursday, 7.-
11, Wednesday, 8-10.
Free Tax Preparation. Sponsored by
VITA until April 15. Union, 3rd floor,
Stress and Times Management
Consultations with peer counselors.
Mondays 1-4, Thursdays 10-2, and
Fridays 1-4. 3100 Michigan Union or
call 764-831'2.
Russkij Chaj, weekly Russian conver-
sation practice. MLB 3rd floor confer-
ence rm., 4-5:00.
U of M Shotokan Karate Club,
Thursday workout. CCRB Small Gym,
U of M Taijiquan Club, Thursday
practice. Cube, 5:15.
Michigan Prison System, weekly
seminar. MLB B135, 7:30.
Humanistic Seder, call 996-5950 for
info. 307 N. State, 6 p.m.
Carillon auditions. Call 764-2539 for
"Everything You Wanted to Know
About Sociology as a Major, Career
Opportunities, and Course
Offerings, but Didn't Have Time to
-Ask." MLB, Lec Rm 27-9.
"The War Ain't Over: Aftermath of
the War at Home and in the Middle
East," panel discussion. Union,
Anderson CD, 7-9.
Lunch and book signing with Jeffery
Weeks, part of Lesbian, Gay Men's,
and Bisexuals Awareness Week. U-
Club Terrace, noon.
Gay Film and Video Night, part of
Lesbian, Gay Men's, and Bisexuals
Awarenss Week.I Leaeue.. Henderson

by Tami Pollak
Daily Crime Reporter
While $100 fines won't be the
high point of Saturday's Hash Bash,
Executive Director of University
Relations Walter Harrison said
University police will not be out to
bust marijuana smokers.
"It's my assumption that they
are not going to be there to bust
people for drug deals, but to make
sure things don't get out of hand as
they often do when people get drunk
and high," Harrison said.
Harrison added that the
University's main concern is to pre-
vent junior high school and high
school students from participating
in alcohol or drug consumption.
"There are always younger peo-
ple who come out ... We are work-
ing with many community drug
prevention programs who will have
representatives out there," Harrison
said. He added that officers will be
instructed to hold drunk or high
minors and call their parents.
University police and Ann
Arbor officers willibe patrolling
the scene in pairs, Harrison said, but
it will be the University officers is-
suing citations.
Because of the wording of the re-
gent's action which created the dep-
utized police force, University po-
lice are not allowed to enforce the
$25 fine that was created under Ann
Arbor city law last spring, but
rather will be enforcing the $100
fine or 90 days in jail stipulated un-
der Michigan state law.

"This is not what we anticipated
in enacting this... and we are look-
ing into changing the wording for
the future," Harrison said.
LSA sophomore Shelby Kibler,
who observed but did not partici-
pate in last year's Hash Bash, said
the majority of people he saw on the
Diag were older than college stu-
dents rather than younger. However,
he didn't seem too alarmed about
the $100 fine.
"I'm not too fond of this idea,
but I can understand that if that's
what the law says, they will have to
penalize under state law," he said.
Residential College junior
Heather Rising, who was also at
last year's Hash Bash, didn't re-
member seeing many high school or
junior high school students.
. "I'm not going to speculate
about what the police are going to
be doing out there, but on April 1,
when a few people came to the Diag
thinking it was Hash Bash, I saw
three University police officers out
there within a minute," Rising said.
She also added that although she
has never supported deputization,
the University police and their en-
forcement of the $100 fine are not
going to stop her from attending
this year's bash.
Thom Harris, coordinator of the
Ann Arbor chapter of the National
Organization for the Reform of.
Marijuana Laws, said last week, "I
think University police will en-
force the marijuana laws more

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