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Students protest
Playboy's Ivy
League edition
The quiet response around Brown
University to Playboy's recently re-
leased "Women of the Ivy League"
issue appears atypical in comparison
with student reaction at several of the
other Ivy League schools.
At both Cornell and the University of
Pennsylvania, the Playboy stars hosted
autograph sessions. Comellians waited
in line outside Jason's Deli and Gro-
cery to have their magazine signed by
the three Cornell women featured in the
issue, while Penn students waited at the
Tower Books and Waldenbooks of
These signing events did not go un-
noticed by those who had originally
protested the "Women of the Ivy
League" issue. Outside Jason's Deli,
the Cornell Daily Sun noted that a dozen
demonstrators dressed in black robes
andcovered their faces with black sheets
to represent casualties resulting from
violence towards women.
At Yale University, students re-
sponded by producing a magazine with
photographs, poetry and writings by
women. The campus response at Yale
was influenced by the fact that the se-
lected models were not the only naked
women featured. The article opened
with a photograph of Yale men and
women who had protested what they
saw as Playboy's objectification of the
female body by streaking nude across
Schools bridge gap
across nation
Montana State and Howard universi-
ties are not only far apart geographi-
cally but demographically as well. The
traditionally black Howard University
contrasts sharply with the rural, major-
ity white Montana State. The two
schools came together by way of the
Internet last year to write a 32 page
tabloid, "On the Color Line: Network-
ing to End Racism."
The publication was not the original
intent ofthe union, but ratherthe culmi-
nation of a project created by Stephanie
Newman-James, an associate professor
of art at Montana State, to expose her
graphic design students to the concerns
of people of other races and ethnic
The project was considered to be a
success as the Montana State students
learned about the lives of city blacks
and the Howard University first-year
composition class gained a fresh per-
spective on racism.
The tabloid contains the essays of the
Howard students and the graphics of
the Montana State students, along with
excerpts of the e-mail messages ex-
changed throughout the year.
N.Y students
create, sell cologne
Students in New York's Fashion In-
stitute of Technology marketing pro-
gram in cosmetics, fragrances and toi-
letries are going to get a chance to
practice the skills that they have learned
in their classes.
They have created a cologne,
"Scentware by F.I.T." that is being sold
at $25 for a two-ounce bottle. The insti-

tute reported to the Chronicle of Higher
Education that Scentware blends "cit-
rus notes of Italian mandarin and West
Indies lime oil with traces of bergamot,
mint" and other ingredients. The pro-
gram is the only one of its kind in the
- Compiled by Daily
Staff Reporter Lisa Poris.

no boon
for sales
By Laura Nelson
For the Daily
Despite the aggressive advertising
campaign promoting the University's
new ID card, the Mcard, merchants said
the new system has not been a boon for
In fact, many merchants said the
Mcard charges businesses such a high
processing fee that they actually lose
money on Mcard transactions.
Jim Carey, a bookkeeper at Shaman
Drum Bookshop, said the 4 percent
surcharge - 1 1/2 times the rate for a
Visa purchase - is too high, consider-
ing that the store only profits 2 to 4
percent on book sales.
"We feel we are being squeezed by
the University and First of America
Bank. But that's not the students' fault,"
Carey said.
Jim Decker, owner of Decker Drugs,
said he is more troubled by the
BankStripe's minimum fee of 40 cents
on all transactions. On small purchases,
Decker said his store loses money.
The Mcard has two accounts that can
be used for purchases on and off cam-
pus. The first, the BankStripe, links the
card to a checking account at First of
America Bank. The other, the CashChip,
allows students to deposit up to $50 on
the card.
Mcard purchases make up a small
percentage of total sales for many off-
campus merchants - only 3 1/2 per-
cent of sales at the Burger King on S.
University Avenue, Manager Dale
Farmer said.
So why are so many businesses ac-
cepting the Mcard? Competition is one

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 20, 1995 - 3
Code workgroup
gets public input,
nears deadline

By Josh White
Daily Staff Reporter

who can make a co
of the code.

Running up against a Sept. 27 dead- "One of the sc
line, a workgroup drafting a new State- been thinking abo
ment of Student Rights and Responsi- the geographical li
bilities met with students again last is concerned," said,
night to get input on the proposed code. a Rackham studen
The group plans to submit a written workgroup, referri
recommendation for a new code by dius of the current
Sept. 27 to Maureen A. Hartford, vice have to determine
president for student affairs, at which line or if we shoul
time her office will draft a version to andjust consider t
present to the University Board of Re- to the University co
gents at its October meeting. under the code's s
"We have not solidified anything yet LSA junior Eth
because we have wanted to get input on he was afraid of g
all areas of the code," said Jack Ber- such ambiguous lan
nard,a Law student who is also a mem- "I think that ther
ber of the workgroup. "There is nothing ited to the Universi
official written as
of yet. We felt that
it was important toT
get as much feed-
back as possible so nothing official
that we could sit
down and put to- wriffen as of yfet9
gether a meaning-
ful code." -Jack Bernard
But, as audience workgroup member

mplaint to the scope
ope issues we have
ut is where to draw
ne as far as the code
Sean McCabe-Plius.
t and member of the
ng to the 30-mile ra-
t interim code. "We
where to draw the
d take the line away
hings that are a threat
ommunity as coming
an Handelman said
iving the University
nguage to work with.
code should be lim-
ty area, both Univer-

sity property and
property, rather
than such a large
area as 30 miles,"
Handelman said.
"People who are
offofcampus and
in no way offi-
cially part of the
University in car-
rying out their ac-
under code juris-

Though MCard is available at many local stores, merchants say it has not
noticeably increased sales.

Farmer said he hopes that once stu-
dents get used to the Mcard, businesses
that accept it will see sales increase
"(The Mcard) hasn't helped busi-
ness," Farmer said. "But if we didn't
have it, it definitely would have hurt."
Decker said he is involved in the
Mcard program because it offers so
many services to students. "Students
want to use it and that makes it a good
program," he said.
Decker said his store only does 10 to

20 Mcard transactions per day. So far,
he added, the Mcard is not even draw-
ing new business. Students who use it
would probably have paid in cash if the
service were not available, Decker said.
Bob Russel, assistant director of
University Financial Operations, said
that since the program started in late
August, 13,000 cards have been issued.
He added that 40 percent of those have
the First of America BankStripe, and
students have put a total of $25,000
dollars on the CashChips.

members pointed
out, the feedback
will be limited to the workgroup's open
forums, and will not include public re-
lease of the written draft.
"At this point, we are only going to
submit our proposal to Maureen Hart-
ford and not to the general public,"
Bernard said. "It is not our call."
James Toy, affirmative action repre-
sentative for the University, said the
document should be available for pub-
lic inspection.
"I would hope that it would be made
available and I would hope that one
would not have to go through great
lengths to see it," Toy said last night. "It
would be a shame if people were made
to go through the (Freedom Of Infor-
mation Act) to get it."
In discussing the procedures section
of the document, the workgroup pre-
sented the l 0-member audience with a
list of subjects to address, ranging from

tions should not fall

Another issue the audience raised
came in reference to Regents Bylaw
2.01, which authorizes the president of
the University to act in any way that is
necessary to provide for the safety of
students here. The last notable case of
the bylaw's use was in January when
President James J. Duderstadt sus-
pended former student Jake Baker.
One member of the audience said the
workgroup's proposal should includea
statement eliminating Bylaw 2.01, but
SNRE senior Jessica Hellmann di$-
"I can imagine situations in which I
would want the president to exercise
the right of Bylaw 2.01," Hellmann
said. "There are situations that we can-
not always foresee in which it may be
necessary to keep the University safe"

New 'sorority' fosters
service, education

By Eileen Reynolds
For the Daily
A group of female students of color
have recently established a new com-
munity service organization with an
ambitious agenda. Tau Kappa Omi-
cron Sisterhood Inc. was founded last
month with a mission to "knock out"
sexism, racism and elitism they find
prominent around college campuses
Tau Kappa Omicron is a Greek name,
yet the letters actually represent the
phrase "Technical Knock Out," which
is incorporated in the organization's
In a written statement, organizers
said TKO intends to accomplish its
goals by breaking down the barriers
that hold back women.
TKO representative Jennifer Buan,
an LSA senior, said the organization is
geared toward "finding unity among
women andproviding strong role mod-
els for our community."
The women of Tau Kappa Omicron
also strive for the betterment of society
through education. TKO defines its
goals into two main themes: bettering
women and improving the community
as a whole.
TKO will pilot four major projects
this year: tutoring sessions every Sat-
urday at local high schools, campus-
wide workshops, peer advising ses-
sions and the establishment of test and
report archives.

Tau Kappa Omicron
The organization is holding a
mass meeting Thursday, Sept.
21 at 6,p.m. in the South Quad
Ambatan Lounge. All are
welcome to attend.
Focused on community service, TKO
is a non-exclusive women's organiza-
tion geared toward women of color.
However, being a "sorority," the group
is not open to men.
All applicants and members must
have sophomore standing with a mini-
mum cumulative grade point average
of 2.5. Members are required to attend
two Sunday discussion sessions, one
community service tutoring session and
one peer advising session upon admis-
sion. Members must also be substance-
free while involved in group activities.
LSA senior Ruqaiijah Yearby, also a
TKO representative, said the requisites
may seem numerous, but by attending
these sessions new members will expe-
rience anew perception of TKO's goals
to become role models.
Yearby said the purpose of the dis-
cussi ons is to teach new members about
"the empowering of women."
Not only does the organization gain
new experienced members, but these
women become role models who can
then return the community to teach, she

"... A federal judge denied bail
yesterday for Patricia Hearst and
said he had serious doubts about
granting freedom to someone
who had declared opposition to
society and 'punctuated it with
In other news...
"... Looks like the 1975 Sears
Roebuck catalogue may take the
place of Playgirl magazine. A lot
of people keep turning to page
602 for a good eyeful. A male
model, about 30, is shown
stripped down to boxer shorts
and some sharp eyed catalogue
readers say you don't need
imagination to see what else is
shown. The sexy man in shorts
on page 602 makes the 1975
catalogue the most provocative
since the company first began
sending them out in 1888...."

Despite boycott, stores keep ads
in Detroit News, Free Press

DETROIT (AP) - At least three
major department store chains that are
targets of a nationwide union boycott
for advertising in the strike-bound De-
troit newspapers say they do not plan to
pull their ads.
But several other major retailers con-
tinue to keep their ads out of The De-
troit News and Detroit Free Press with
the strike in its 10th week.
The Teamsters and the AFL-CIO are
organizing the boycott, which includes
union members distributing leaflets at
selected stores of five chains: Kmart
Corp., Montgomery Ward, J.C. Penney
Co., Lord & Taylor, and Dayton Hudson
Corp.'s Hudson's and Target stores.

The boycott was announced Aug. 15.
Greg LeRoy, a Teamsters spokesman
in Washington, said his union's mem-
bers began giving out leaflets urging
shoppers to boycott the stores in some
cities around Labor Day.
The AFL-CIO just recently began
distributing the leaflets, said Ed Feigen,
strategic projects coordinator for the
labor federation in Washington.
But representatives of the targeted
stores said they had not seen evidence
of the boycott.
"If there is a boycott, we are not
aware of it," J.C. Penney spokesman
Bob White said from the company's
Plano, Texas, headquarters.


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What's happening in Ann Arbor today

U Archery Club, 930-0189, Sports
Coliseum, Hill Street, 7-9 p.m.
Q Coalition Against Contract "On"
America, fall mass meeting, 663-
1941, Hutchins Hall, Room 120,7
Q Hindu Students Council, 764-2671,
Michigan Union, Parker Room, 8
Q Lutheran Campus Ministry, Lord of
Light Lutheran Church, 801 South
Forest, Holden Evening Prayer 7
p.m., Choir 7:30 p.m.
U Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club, men and
women, beginners welcome, 994-
3620, CCRB, Room 2275, 8:30-
9:30 p.m.
U Taekwondo Club, beginners and
nthor nowmmhmprc mAinmp

U "FORUM Registration Sessions,"
sponsored by Career Planning and
Placement, 3200 Student Activi-
ties Building, 11:10-11:30 a.m.
and 6:10-6:30 p.m.
U "Ragtime and Blues Band Sonic
Sensation Comes to Leonardo's,"
sponsored by North Campus Com-
mons, Leoardo's, 8-10 p.m.
U "Visiting Writer Thyllas Moss Read-
ing From Her Work," sponsored by
Department of English and Bor-
ders Books and Music, Rackham
Amphitheatre, 4 p.m.
U "Welcome to CP&P Office Tour,"
sponsored by Career Planning and
Placement, 3200 Student Activi-
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3200 Student Activities Building,
4:10-5 p.m.
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session on smoking cessation,
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University Health Service, Universit
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1 p.m.
U Campus Information Center,
Michigan Union, 763-INFO;
events info 76-EVENT or
UM*Events on GOpherBLUE
U North Campus information Center,
North Campus Commons, 763-
U Northwalk Temporary Shift, 763-
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