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The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, April 10, 1991 -Page 3

MSU

committee

reports minority
student increase

Attention! ANIHNYM. MULU~aily

Engineering junior Stephen Gregory,
yesterday afternoon.

holding the flag, practices for a R.O.T.C. battalion award ceremony on the lawn on the R.O.T.C. building

by Melissa Peerless
Daily Higher Education Reporter
More minority students are at-
tending Michigan State University
than ever before, said the MSU
Committee on Affirmative Action
in its annual report to MSU's Board
of Trustees last Friday.
Six percent more minority stu-
dents were enrolled as full-time
students in the fall of 1990 than in
1989, raising the number from 4,544
to 4,810. This number represents
11.9 percent of MSU's total student
population.
This year's increase represents
the eleventh year in a row that mi-
nority student enrollment has been
up at MSU.
Director of Human Relations
Ralph Bonner said, "Increasing mi-
nority enrollment by strengthening
our recruitment activities is one
part of MSU IDEA, our 50-point
plan to make our campus more
diverse."
Included in this plan are open
campus visitation weekends for mi-
nority high school students and
more recruitment at inner-city and
other schools with a large number
of minority students.
This year, MSU has 79 more
Black students and 39 more
Hispanic studentsthan it didin
1989. Bonner did not say what pro-
portion of the minority students are
Black.
Women now make up 51 percent
of MSU students, compared to 48.8
percent in 1989.
The University has seen an in-
crease in enrollment of minority
students in the past year as well.
A statement released by the
Office of Minority Affairs reported
an increase of 590 minority stu-
dents. It showed 1989's figure as
5,454, or 16.6 percent and 1990's as
6,044, or 18.2 percent.
It showed an increase of 218

Black students and 128 Hispanic
students. Figures representing the
number of female students were not
available.
The University has seen an in-
crease in the numbers of minority
students enrolling for each ofthe
last 10 years, after steady declines in
the mid 1970 s.
MSU President John DiBiaggio
said, "We not only want more mi-
nority students. We also want more
minority faculty. However, when
you get into the area of faculty,
keeping teachers is tougher than hir-
ing them.
'We not only want
more minority
students. We also
want more minority,'
faculty'
- John DiBiaggio
MSU Preside t
"We've had a lot of success in re-
cruiting minority faculty. Minority
faculty and academic staff now hold
13 percent of the tenured positions
at MSU. Last year, they only held
nine percent," he added.
In 1990, 32 minority academic
staff members and 35 female faa-
ulty members were given tenure.
Bonner said, "In the past 11
years, we've given tenure to more
minority professors than have left
the university. We also have pro-
grams for our minority professots
to make them feel at home at MSVJ.
By doing these things, we keepoar
professors."t
DiBiaggio added, "Havin mi-
nority faculty members not 'onty
diversifies our staff, it also mak4s
minority students feel more com4-
fortable on campus."
University figures on minority
and female faculty members 'were
not available.

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assaulted Sunday in her dorm room
by an acquaintance, the University
Department of Safety and Security
reported.
Woman held
h i*

Woman assaulted
*returning from
weekend party
A woman was sexually as-
saulted on the 2700 block of
Adrienne while walking home from
a party early Sunday morning.
According to Ann Arbor police
reports, the woman was knocked
down and raped by two men.
The assailants also stole the
O woman's gold necklace and charm,
and about $11 in cash.
Investigations are continuing.
A University student was also

Hostag II
e n
apartment
After regaining consciousness
following an assault, an Ann Arbor
woman managed to escape to the po-
lice station to report her nearly 24-
hour beating this weekend.
According to police reports, the
woman was held hostage by a man
beginning Friday night after an ar-
gument.
When the woman went to leave
the apartment in the heat of the ar-
gument, the man grabbed her and
threw her against the wall and then
knocked her down on the couch.
He proceeded to choke, punch,

r

THE
What's happening i
Meetings
Undergraduate Philosophy Club,
weekly meeting. Topic: "Grue, Bleen,
and the Problem of Rules." 2220 An-
gell Hall, 6 p.m..
AIESEC (International Association
of Students in Economics and Busi-
ness), weekly meeting. B-School, Rm.
1273, 6:00.
Latin American Solidarity Commit-
tee (LASC), weekly mtg. Union, 8 p.m.
EQ/RC Social Group for Lesbians,
Bisexuals 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,
7:30.
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
action mtg. Michigan Union, 3rd floor,
MSA office, 6 p.m.
Michigan Video Yearbook, weekly
mtg. Union, 4th floor, 6:30.
Indian-Pakistani-American Stu-
dents Council, weekly mtg. Union,
Tap Room, 6:30.
Islamic Study Group, weekly mtg,
League, 3rd floor, 5:30.
U of M Students of Objectivism,
business mtg. Dominick's, 8 p.m.
Student Book Exchange, volunteer
mass mtg. Union, rm 2203,7 p.m.
Speakers
"Italian Reports on the 1932-34
UkrainianRFamine," Andrea Graziosi
of the University of Naples. Lane Hall
Commons, noon.
"BINAP: A Molecular Tool for
Efficient Asymmetric Synthesis,"
Ziyan Wu. Chem Bldg, rm 1640,4 p.m.
"Elimination of Edogenous Cationic
Interfaces in Potentiometric Flow-
Injection Biosensing Systems," Sara
Rosario. Chem Bldg, rm 1650,4 p.m.
"Identically Distributed Stochastic
Integrals and Semi-Stable
Processes," B. Ramachandran. 435
Mason, 4 p.m.
Dr. Sherrv Ortner. nresenting her re-

LIST
n Ann Arbor today
University of California, Berkeley.
Rackham West Conference Rm, 4 p.m.
"Reducing the Costs of Foreign
Trade: An American Perspective,"
Mike Koenig. Business School,
Michigan Rm, 5 p.m.
"Urban Gazes: Viewer, Viewed, and
Viewing in the Work of John Sloan,"
Rebecca Zurier of Syracuse University.
"The Four Loves: Agape, Eros,
Philia and Storgia," Fr. Paul
Jannakos and Fr. Angelo Artemas.
Union, rm 2209,7-8.
Furthermore
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 763-4246 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-
11.
Free Tax Preparation. Sponsored by
VITA until April 15. Union, 3rd floor,
9-5.
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do Club,
weekly practice. Call 994-3620 for
info. CCRB Martial Arts Rm., 8:30-
9:30.
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.
American Chemical Society tutor-
ing. Every Monday and Wednesday,
Chem Bldg, rm 1706, 7-9.
U of M Women's Rugby Club,
Wednesday practice. Tartan Turf, 7-9.
"Just Who the Hell Do You Think
You Are?" a show about image and
identity. Baits, 10 p.m.
Womvn's Rites and Rhythms.

kick, and stomp on the woman as
well as throw water at her.
He also banged her head into the
door until she lost consciousness.
The woman regained conscious-
ness and escaped the apartment late
Saturday afternoon.
Man hit by car,
perhaps
intentionally
The driver of a dark, four-door
Oldsmobile hit a man crossing the
intersection of Packard and State
Streets Friday night.
The victim told police the driver
had initially slowed down, but then
sped up as he approached.
The driver fled the scene.
Reports said the assault might
have been intentional.
Police are still looking for the
driver who hit and killed first year
Iraq does
not want
Kurdish
enclave
IN NORTHERN IRAQ (AP) -
Iraq's premier said yesterday his
nation will fight calls for establish-
ing a Kurdish refuge in his country,
but a Kurd leader said rebels favor
a European plan for a U.N.-pro-
tected enclave in northern Iraq.
The United States, Britain and
France flew supply missions to the
mile-long lines of refugees backed
up along mountain trails and
passes near the Turkish and Iranian
borders. About 1 million had re-
portedly already crossed the border
to safety.
Prime Minister Saadoun Ham-
madi said Iraq will oppose "by all
means" the plan for a Kurdish
enclave. He said in remarks
carried by the official Iraqi News
Agency that Western nations were
guilty of "fabricating this (refugee)
problem and exaggerating it."
Hammadi said Iraq had already
taken steps to solve the problem,
including offering amnesty to
Kurdish rebels and transportation
for refugees who want to return
home.
"Iraq's .statement says every-
thing about its contempt for human
life," Britain's Foreign Office said
in response to the Iraqi remarks.
International support grew yes-
terday for the enclave proposed by
British Prime Minister John Major.
The plan was endorsed Monday by
the European Community, backed
by Turkey and Australia and is to
be discussed Tuesday by the U.N.
Security Council.
Masoud Barzani, leader of the
Kurdistan Democratic Party,
termed the refuge plan "a big hu-
manitarian and political step for-
ward" and said the rebels would
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LSA student Katherine Kruse last
Thursday.
Witnesses described that vehicle
as a burgundy Cutlass Supreme two-
door with silver trim, although
other witnesses said it was a hatch-
back. Reports said the vehicle would
likely have damage to the right
front fender and possibly the wind-
shield.
Anyone with information is
asked to call the Ann Arbor police
at 994-2878 or 994-2865.
Entertainment
appliances stolen
A burglar stole a compact disk
player, a television, and a VCR from
an apartment on 1600 Wells
Monday morning.
Police reports said the burglar
gained entry through an unlocked
side door.
There are no suspects.

_

Fifth grade school children from Pemverville, Ohio line up to board the bus
University's Natural Science Museum.

ANTHONY M. CROLL4D
after the school's annual visit toD1

Basra citizens suffer in
aftermath of Gulf War

,

BASRA, Iraq (AP) - Barefoot
boys and girls fight swarms of flies
to collect water from puddles rank
with the bodies of animals. Hungry
children are fed starch and water
instead of milk.
After two wars and a month-
long Shiite Muslim rebellion,
Basra's people are often hungry, ill
and desperate.
The southern city that Western.
reporters visited this week bore
little resemblance to the thriving
port of 1 million people, once
known as the Venice of the Middle
East.
The city was hammered by ar-
tillery during the 1980-88 war with
Iran; pounded by allied bombs dur-
ing the war for Kuwait; and further
devastated when Saddam Hus-
sein's troops put down the uprising
by Shiite rebels that followed the

five babies less than eight months
old have died here," he said.
Doctors said Al-Tahrir, which
was riddled by bullets inside and
out, was the city's only functioning
hospital. Dr. Mohammed Jassem
said about two dozen new patients
were admitted each day because
of severe dehydration or other crit-
ical conditions.
Bakos accused the rebels of
looting the hospital's stores, de-
stroying equipment, stealing or
burning ambulances and expelling
patients. Reporters were unable to
confirm how the visible damage
occurred.
No one knows how many peo-
ple now live in Basra, but it is cer-
tain that many were killed or fled
the recent fighting. The streets of
the city were littered with the
stinking- bodieof deandanimals-

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