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Vol. Cl, No. 132 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, April 12,1991ohitg01991y
by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Administration Reporter
The wait is finally over.
The University announced yesterday
that President George Bush will speak at
the University's commencement exercises
May 4 at a campus-wide ceremony.
The event will take place at 11 a.m. in
Michigan Stadium and will last a little
over an hour. The president, who will be
accompanied by Barbara Bush, will fly to
the University at 11 a.m. and leave
promptly at the end of the ceremony.
Both Bush and his wife will receive
honorary Doctor of Law degrees from the
University, but only the president will
Shirley Clarkson, special assistant to
University President James Duderstadt,
and Executive Director of University
Relations Walter Harrison said the
University has not resolved the question
of how many tickets to issue each graduate.
However, Chair of the LSA
Commencement Committee Frank Beaver
said graduates would be issued six tickets
The history of Bush's visit dates back to
1988, when the University issued a stand-
ing invitation to Bush around the time of
Bush's inauguration, Duderstadt said. Bush
expressed interest in accepting the invita-
tion a month ago, but his appearance was
only confirmed within the past few days.
Bush's visit has pre-empted the plans of
many of the University's colleges, which
had confirmed speakers. Decisions regard-
ing these previous commitments will be
left up to the individual colleges.
LSA will not have its own ceremony
and has invited ABC anchor Carole
Simpson, this year's confirmed speaker
prior to Bush, to speak again next year.
Beaver said, "Simpson understood any-
one can be pre-empted by the President of
the United States."
Rackham Dean John D'Arms, chair of
the events committee, said Rackham will
have a separate ceremony to honor Ph.D. re-
cipients in Rackham Auditorium May 4 at
Speculation exists that Bush chose to
speak at commencement in order to an-
nounce an important initiative similar to
the "Great Society" speech former
President Lyndon Johnson gave at the
See BUSH, Page 2
Bush can expect protests, fanfare for graduation visit
Former president Gerald Ford, standing next to the piece of the Berlin Wall that was
given to him, speaks at the colloquium at the Gerald Ford Library on North Campus.
F r d ibrary gets
piece of The Rock
Former president kicks off annual colloquiums
by Andrew Levy
Daily Staff Reporter -
When President Bush comes to
Michigan Stadium for commencement
May 4, he may not receive the same warm
greeting from all students he gets when
visiting heads of state.
Though some students on campus are
planning to boycott and protest his visit,
the majority of students asked supported
having the President speak at commence-
Opinions on the matter ran the gamut
- from extreme happiness to relative in-
difference to discontent.
"I'm terribly excited about it.
Obviously, its not every... campus that
gets the President to speak," LSA senior
Reg Goeke said. "I think it says something
about Michigan's prestige."
Dan Glickman, also an LSA senior, had
mixed emotions about the President's
"Well, as much as I don't like Bush, I
have to admit' I'm kind of excited,"
Glickman said. "I'm hoping that some
people will turn their backs on him, or
something - that would make it more in-
"I would imagine that some people
who are not exactly happy with his poli-
tics would protest," he added.
'Well, as much as I don't
like Bush, I must admit I'm
kind of excited. I'm hoping
that some people will turn
their backs on him, or
something - that would
make it more interesting'
- Dan Glickman
Rumors are circulating around campus
about a possible protest. This protest
could include a boycott of the ceremony, as
well as an alternative graduation ceremony
staged by students.
"There's nothing organized as of yet,
but I'm sure something will be orga-
nized," LSA senior Paula Church said.
"Whether that's some kind of alterna-
tive commencement held off campus, or
what, we just don't know yet. But I'm rel-
atively sure something will happen," she
Business school senior Amy Briggs
commented, "I think (the visit is) pretty
exciting. I figured there would be a
protest, but I didn't think they would al-
ready be organizing it."
State Sen. Lana Pollack (D-Ann Arbor)
also expects some form of dissent.
"I expect there would be some protest
around his arrival," she said, adding that
people who might choose to protest have,
the right of free speech, but that they
should respect the President.
by Bethany Robertson
Daily Government Reporter
His distinctive profile, with its sloping
forehead and pursed lips, was easily noticeable
at the front of the crowd as he listened in-
tently to the discussion.
Former President Gerald Ford was a visi-
ble focus of yesterday's political science fo-
rum, as the University alum returned to cam-
pus to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the
Gerald Ford Library and the beginning of a se-
ries of annual colloquiums.
"America After the Wars" was the theme
of the keynote speech given by William
Hyland, editor of the journal of Foreign
Affairs. Hyland and four other panelists pre-
sented their ideas on. the direction American
foreign policy should take now that the Iron
Curtain appears to have lifted in Europe.
"With the cold war over we have to con-
sider what are the objectives of American pol-
icy in this new world," Hyland said. "What
I'm advocating is some selective discngage-
ment so we can focus on our problems here."
See ROCK, Page 2
Goeke was disturbed that
might be marred by protest.
"Obviously, (the protesters) are going
to come out. That's their style. I'm disap-
pointed that the press is going to be dis-
tracted from the visit," he said.
Government to examine,
University's use of funds
by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Administration Reporter
The University announced earlier
this week that the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services
(HHS) will be surveying the
University's use of indirect cost re-
The Federal Government
matches a certain percentage of re-
search grants received by the
University. The University uses this
money to provide for building up-
keep, maintenance, and other costs
indirectly related to the research.
This fixed percentage is called an
indirect cost recovery.
The percentage of indirect cost
recovery varies between institu-
tions. The University's rate is 59
percent, meaning it gets an addi-
tional $59,000 for every $100,000
in research grants. This percentage is
set by negotiations between the
University and HHS.
The University received
$64,363,000 in indirect cost recover-
ies last fiscal year.
Executive Director of
University Relations Walter
Harrison said he thought the
University was being surveyed be-
cause it is the seventh largest insti-
See FUNDS, Page 2
'U' honors student service at
12th annual awards ceremony
Groups who have 'shown initiative' recognized
by Tami Pollak
Daily Crime Reporter
Ann Arbor police stood at the
corner of S. State and E. Washington
Sts. yesterday evening handing out
fliers offering a $1,000 reward for
information on the hit-and-run acci-
dent that killed a first-year LSA
student last week.
"We're hoping because it hap-
pened a week ago tonight, maybe
someone walking by might have
seen it," Ann Arbor Officer Brian
Zasadny said last night.
Ann Arbor police and the
University Department of Safety
and Security (DPSS) each are con-
tributing $500 to the reward pool in
hopes of identifying the vehicle and
driver of the car that killed
Katherine Kruse last Thursday at
about 7:30 p.m.
According to police reports,
witnesses have described the vehicle
that killed Kruse as a dark colored
or burgundy Oldsmobile Calais, or
Pontiac Grand Am style car. The ve-
hicle could have damage to the right
front bumper or headlight and pos-
sibly the windshield.
Investigators said last night that
it is possible the driver might not
have been violating any traffic law
prior to the accident.
Wednesday night, Ann Arbor
police obtained a search warrant and
impounded a car in Canton
Township that fit the vehicle de-
scription. But following investiga-
tin_ e Ctt s .an_ A r, r _ _ r_
by Rebecca Donnenfeld
Daily Staff Reporter
Thirty-one individuals and 20
groups were given awards yesterday
in recognition of their contributions
to the University and the commu-
The Student Recognition
Awards, given annually for 12
years, "are a means of acknowledg-
ing outstanding accomplishments of
co-curricular involvement," said
Interim Vice President for Student
Services Mary Ann Swain.
Swain said the awards honor stu-
dents and student organizations
which have "shown initiative and
made significant contributions."
According to LSA senior
Michael Ellis, an intern with the
Student Organization Development
Center (SODC), the awards are the
only campus-wide awards given by
the University which acknowledge
students' achievements. SODC was
one of the event's five sponsors.
Former Michigan Student
Assembly President Jennifer Van
Valey opened the ceremony by con-
gratulating the recipients. She also
told the crowd, which filled the
Michigan Union Ballroom, that
other student groups and individu-
als who were not being recognized
deserved to be mentioned.
"Many groups that are consid-
ered too political (are also helpful),
yet we don't think of them as pro-
viding services," Van Valey said.
Swain, who spoke after Van
Valey, said the awards are divided
into two levels of distinction:
Student Achievement Awards,
which were plaques; and Student
See AWARDS, Page 2
Westen's last strum
Psychology Professor Drew Westen sang the goodbye blues during his
final performance at the U-Club last night.
Women's Weekend features events from rap to 'Dr. Ruth'
by Jesse Snyder
Daily Staff Reporter
It began with poetry, song, and
dance in East Quad last night and
will end with a closing address by
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"The way the events are set up
will make people look at their part
in women's life," said LSA junior
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nators and the resident director of
Tonight, at 7 p.m., Jewelle
Gomez, an outspoken African-
American lesbian poet and director
of the literature nrnoram at the
Image In Art And The Media And
Its Relation To Eating Disorders,"
and a discussion of "Cross-Cultural
Sunday's events will include a
"Lesbian/Bisexual Rap," and dis-
plete listing of all times and events
are posted around campus, and are
available in the East Quad lobby.
"People should come because
events (concerning women) are usu-
ally so spread out," Spring said. "In