The Michigan Daily - Monday, December 4, 1995 - 3A
'U' for A&M
Associate Vice President for Busi-
ness Operations William Krumm will
leave the University Feb. 1 to take the
newly created position of vice presi-
dent for finance and controller at Texas
Krumm has been employed at the
University since 1966 and has held nine
positions within the
of which have been
directly related to fi-
He also has industry
experience with the
Ford Motor Co. and
Parke, Davis andCo.
Prior to assuming
Knumm position, Krumm
served for 17 years as
directoroffinancial operations attheUni-
versity, where he was responsible for
University wide financial management,
among other tasks. He is currently re-
spdnsible formorethan 1,500 employees
and an operating budget of more than
.In a statement from Texas A&M, uni-
versity President Ray Bowen said he
recommended Krumm for the position.
" Based on his long-standing success-
ful administrative career with a major
university andhis business background,
I expect that Bill Krumm will become a
major asset to Texas A&M University
and I look forward to having him join
my administrative team," Bowen said.
, Krumm will be responsible for Texas
A&M's fiscal pffice, budgeting, purchas-
ing services and contract aministration/
regulatory compliance. His duties will
include financial planning, financial
analysis, provisions of appropriate con-
trol and reports to assure compliance with
state and federal laws and policies set by
Texas A&M's Board of Regents.
Krumm is a University of Michigan
Regents to hold
The University Board of Regents will
hold a special meeting at noon today in
the Regents' Room of the Fleming Ad-
Although the meeting will be con-
vened publicly, the regents expect to
close the meeting immediately to con-
sider a written opinion from the board's
legal counsel, The meeting is not re-
quired to be open to the public accord-
ing to Section 8(h) of the Open Meet-
ings Act, as amended by 1984 PA 202.
WIQB will hold
128-hour food drive
For the eighth straight year, Rock
103 WIQB radio will sponsor"Rockin'
For the Hungry," an event geared to-
ward collecting food for the Huron
Harvest Food Bank.
WIQB will broadcast live, 24 hours a
day, from outside Busch's Valu-Land
on the cornerofAnn Arbor-Saline Road
and South Main Street in Ann Arbor
beginning at 6 a.m. today and ending at
2 p.m. Dec. 9. Listeners are encouraged
to donate non-perishable food items
during the broadcast.
WIQB plans to collect more than 50
Jons of food this year. Annually, more
- than 900,000pounds offoodpass through
. eHuron Harvest Food Bank's doors.
SAFE House needs
The SAFE House shelter for battered
women and their children in Ann Arbor
'Aecds new holiday gifts for adults and
children as the holidays are approaching.
The shelter, which services all of
Washtenaw County, appreciates any gifts.
To donate, call 973-0242 ext. 272 or
contact the Domestic Violence Project,
Inc/SAFE House at P.O. Box 7052,
Ann Arbor 48107-7052.
- Compiled by Daily Staff
Reporter Josh White
never went to
SCHOOLCRAFT (AP) - Though David Patt is 17 years
old and has no intention of getting a high school diploma, his
parents aren't concerned. After all, he's well on his way to
getting a college degree.
David is ajunior at the University, although he should only
be a senior in high school. Home schooling allowed him to
enter the University as a third-year student and he says he's
"Mostly A's so far," he says.
Patt's mother, Carol, decided to home-school 11 years ago
following what she describes as a painful kindergarten expe-
"David was a very sensitive child," she said, and he found
it difficult to deal with the roughhousing and teasing. "I
thought, he'll never survive in that kind of atmosphere.'
The Patts considered private schooling, but couldn't af-
ford it. The other alternative was home schooling. Carol Patt,
who has a master's degree in biochemistry and once worked
in research at The Upjohn Co., decided to give it a try.
"He was very excited when I told him I would teach him
at home and it went pretty well," she said.
Instead of duplicating the standard school day, she put an
emphasis on projects and field trips. Baking brownies turned
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Senior Inger Rasmussen works on a flyer for her Bachelor's of Fine Arts Photographic Exhibition. The exhibition takes place December 14-20 at
Nat'l union helps Detroit strikers
DETROIT (AP) - AFL-CIO Vice Presi-
dent Linda Chavez-Thompson sold copies ofa
newspaper produced by striking newspape'
employees yesterday and vowed that the na-
tional leaders will not forget the strikers this
"Every family is going to have a good Christ-
mas on behalf of the labor movement in this
country, because we take care of our own,"
said Chavez-Thompson, who sold copies of
The Detroit Sunday Journal on a street corner.
She said it is crucial that newspaper employ-
ees, who have been on strike for 4 1/2 months,
keep morale high. The holiday season is al-
ways a bad time for strikers and their families,
especially those with children, she said.
The AFL-CIO will be providing food to
strikers and intends to have every striking
family "adopted" for the holidays.
This week marked the third week ofpublica-
tion of The Detroit Sunday Journal, produced
by striking newspaper employees with finan-
cial backing from national unions.
The 48-page tabloid carried a front-page
story about parents opposed to changes in
education that Gov. John Engler, the Legisla-
ture and the State Board of Education are
trying to implement. It continued to be light on
advertising, but had a full back-page ad for
into an exercise in read-
ing and measurements and
Much of their time was
spent reading to each other
- Dickens, C.S. Lewis.
"His brain would soak up
this stuff," she said.
"She made us learn, but
she also let us explore a
lot," David said. "Once I
remember I was interested
in leaders of the Russian
Revolution - I think I
was about 10 - and so
she let me go to the library
and check out all these
books on Lenin."
She said it helped that
David was eager to learn.
It's not like
I sat down and#
taught him all
day ... the was
-- Carol Patt
Mother of a 17-year-
old University junior
Linda Chavez-Thompson sells copies of the Detroit Sunday Journal, a newspaper producedAby
striking newspaper employees, on a Grosse Pointe street corner yesterday.
"It's not like I sat down and taught him all day," she said.
"I was more like a cheerleader and he was really self-taught."
Carol Patt is also home-schooling her 14-year-old son Dan.
To provide her sons with social contact with peers, Carol
Patt hooked into a local network of home-school families,
which regularly planned outings.
David said it was hard not having regular contact with
children his own age, especially in early adolescence.
"I wasn't so quick at picking up social cues," he said.
He also said he had trouble "relating to what other kids are
thinking about - like fashions even, or what kind of music
is popular. Pop culture sorts of things."
That eased when he reached high school age, he said. He
joined a basketball team of home-schooled youths and started
taking college courses.
His college career began at age 14 after Carol Patt became
concerned that home schooling would hinder David's col-
"He wasn't going to have a high school diploma, so I was
worried about this," she said.
Other parents who home schooled suggested David take
courses at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, which
would allow him to be admitted to a four-year university as
a transfer student.
David took classes at KVCC and Western Michigan Uiii-
versity for several years. By last January he and his mother
realized he was nearing the maximum number of college
credits that would transfer, prompting his decision to enter
college this fall.
The newspaper is getting more tips and
leads, including some from people who say
specifically that they would not give them to
The Detroit News or Detroit Free Press, City
Editor Roger Chesley said.
Putting out the Journal helps morale be-
cause the striking workers are doing what they
are accustomed to doing, said Mike Rogers, a
member of Teamsters Local 372. But unlike
other striking workers, he is not that con-
cerned about the approaching holidays.
"It's going to be a lot different, but people who
are committed will get through this," he said.
"It's not about one day out of the year or one
season. It's your life, your livelihood." j
Demand for the paper has been so high that
the unions are considering the possibility of
putting out a second press run, said Al Derey,
chairman ofthe Metropolitan Council of News-
He said this week's press run was between
300,000 and 325,000 copies. Printing prob-
lems last week cut the press run from 300,000
the first week to 250,000.
About 85 people gathered at a union hall late
Saturday night, but voted against demonstrat-
ing at Detroit Newspapers facilities because of
a lack of people.
Rep.Rivers, families hold 4th
e.annual AIDS Day vigil at Union
By Kate Glickman
Daily Staff Reporter
Community members were greeted
with warm hugs as they gathered before
the fourth annual World AIDS Day
candlelight vigil Friday night.
White arm bands were offered to
participants so that they could write
the names of loved ones who had died
on their arms. Some people had to use
two or three bands to write all the
names of people they wanted to re-
Still, the Michigan Union's Ander-
son Room was buzzing with laughter
and conversation as community mem-
bers caught up on each 6ther's lives.
Mothers with small children, stu-
dents and other local community
members attended, and about 150
people stood quietly as their congress-
woman, U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-
Ann Arbor) discussed what she called
"disproportionately and tragically, a
disease of the young."
"Every voice of the public media will
be turned to fighting a war in Bosnia,"
Rivers said. "But, more Americans have
died ofAIDS than all the wars ofAmeri-
"We're going to be in a vigil," Riv-
ers said. "We need to watch what is
going on in this country. AIDS is
something that should be front and
center, not just in the hearts of those
who have been touched by the disease
A mother and son, Donna and Tom
Rathbun, came to the podium to speak
about their experience with the disease.
Tom Rathbun was infected with HIV
12 years ago but is still feeling healthy.
"It is important to maintain and cul-
tivate lines of communication with
friends and families no matter how dif-
ficult the topic," Tom Rathbun said.
The Rathbuns said that Tom informed
his mother and father about having HIV
over the telephone.
"We looked at each other and cried
our hearts out," Donna Rathbun said,
"because this was our first born and
what are we going to do for him?
"I believe that when one member of
a family is sick, everybody is sick.
We are all sick with this disease," she
The Rathbuns agreed with Rivers that
communities must come together to
battle the disease.
Everyone has a right to equal access
to medical care and to equal support
and treatment, Tom Rathbun said.
After the speeches, participants
placed their candles inside Styrofoam
cups and stepped into the windy night
on the steps of the Union.
"I'm here for people who have it,
people who have died," said one Ann
Arbor resident. "We raise awareness in
the daytime. This (the vigil) is more
personal than public."
The group spread across a few blocks
and marched to the First Congressional
Church at State and William streets to
hear two musical groups perform.
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What's happening in Ann Arbor today
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Q Burning Bush Campus Ministry, Q "Armenian Folk Dancing ety, C
930-0621, Michigan Union, Lesson," sponsored by Armenian 215.
Watts Room, 1st Floor, 7-8:15 Students Cultural Association,
p.m. Michigan Union, Anderson Room, SUDE njsu Club, beginners welcome, Q Camp
NlT nju beginners..- we...7.p1m.... Cm..
Gay and Lesbian Alumni Soci-
Common Lanugage Bookstore,
S. Fourth Street, 6-8:30 p.m.
us information Centers, Michi-
Law School Business School