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WASHINGTON (
emocratic leaders atta
-areand Medicaid bills
fter sweeping changes
he elderly, poor and
heir last hurdles to the
Rep. John Dingel
barged senior citizen
ngmore money forless
overage and there wo
ee of heath care under
Ian.
Dingell is the ranki
he Commerce Com
assed Medicare legish
ight Wednesday. As
oth plans, he was joi
eader Dick Gephar
onior, Rep. Vic Fazi
ons and Health and
ecretary Donna Shal
Over the next seven
ans want to save ab
-om Medicare and M+
id, which covers 36
ome Americans, wou
nto block grants to th
ederal rules.
"Governors will tell
ore with less," Dinge
s going to record that
tatement."
For example, Ding
edicaid bill no long
ancial protection fo
usband or wife must
ome, meaning even
ould be lost. About tw

Dems attack
budget cuts
AP) - Angry ing home residents rely on Medicaid to
cked GOP Medi- pay for their care.
yesterday, hours In a recent letter to President Clinton,
in health care for Republican governors took issue with
disabled cleared the notion they would kick any senior
House floor. citizen out of a home, saying they "are
1 (D-Dearborn) dedicated to protecting the most vul-
s would be pay- nerable of our citizens."
Medicarehealth Republicans say their bills allow both
uld be no guaran- programs to grow-but at roughly half
r the Republican the current growth rates of about 10
percent, which they say are out of con-
ng Democrat on trol.
nmittee, which "The bottom line is under the plan we
ation about mid- passed, Medicare spending per benefi-
s he denounced ciary is going up," said Rep. Fred Upton
ned by Minority (R-St. Joseph), a member of the Com-
dt, Rep. David merce Committee.
D, Rep. Sam Gib- "There are some who would like it to
Human Services continue to go up 10 percent, but unless
ala. you're willing to support a tax hike, it's
n years Republi- really not going to happen," he said.
out $450 billion Shalala said the government needed
Medicaid. Medic- to find $90 billion to keep Medicare
million low-in- afloat through 2006 - not the $270
uld be converted billion in savings proposed by Republi-
e states with few cans. "People ought to be suspicious,"
she said.
1 you they can do Democrats released figures indicat-
ell said. "History ing Michigan would get $7.5 billion
t is not a correct less in Medicare funding over the next
seven years and $4.2 billion less in
gell argued, the Medicaid.
er guarantees fi- "They're cutting Medicare and Med-
r a spouse if a icaid, the largest cuts in the history of
stay in a nursing this country, in order to pay for tax cuts
the family home ... for the wealthy," said Bonior (D-
vo-thirds ofnurs- Mount Clemens).

The Michigan Daily -Friday, October 13, 1995 - 7
Scholr to speak
on issues of race
at U' symposium

By Kate Glckman
Daily Staff Reporter
Some of the country's most influen-
tial civil rights leaders will be speaking
at the University today and tomorrow
as part of a conference on race and
contemporary legal and social issues.
The Civil Rights Symposium, spon-
sored by the Michigan Journal of Race
and Law, will host several scholars and
practitioners who will speak about wel-
fare reform, criminal justice, affirma-
tive action and other timely topics.
"Our goal is to pull together noted
authorities who will construct a frame-
work for students interested in voting
rights, affirmative action, crime and
punishment," said symposium coordi-
nator Hardy Vieux.
The three highlighted speakers for
today's conference are Kimberle
Crenshaw, professor at Columbia Uni-
versity School of Law; Derrick Bell Jr.,
professor at New York University
School of Law; and A. Leon
Higginbottham Jr., former chief judge
of the 3rd circuit U.S Court of Appeals.
Crenshaw, a specialist on legal is-
sues confronting black women, assisted
the legal team that represented Anita
Hill. Crenshaw has written extensively
on black feminist legal theory and race
and the law.
Bell, who has published several books
about race and justice, is scheduled to

Their Views
- Hardy Vieux
Symposium coordinator
speak on the media's role in shaping the
affirmative action debate.
Higginbottham headlines a dinner
gala tonight after the daylong sympo-
sium. The gala costs $30 for University
students, but all other events are free
with a University ID.
"It has been difficult to bring to-
gether such noted authorities," Vieux
said. "We have had trouble with speak-
ers canceling last minute."
The speakers at the event have con-
flicting views, said Vieux, who expects
heated debate at the panel discussions
following the speakers.
"Their views aren't completely po.
lar,but they definitely disagree onsome.
issues," Vieux said.
Students and faculty can attend the
conference today and tomorrow at
Hutchins Hall, where debates and speak-
ers will occur all morning and afternoon.

STEPHANIE GRACE LIM/Daily
siting i the sukkah
Levi Goldstein, from Yeshivas Lubavitch School In Detroit, sits Inside a sukkah on
the Diag yesterday. Levi and his brother are blessing students during the Jewish
holiday of Sukkot.

Controversial
y Laurie Mayk "We
aily Staff Reporter hibit ...
With support from Ann Arbor's Alexa in touch
Lee Gallery, Art senior Stephanie Sailor gallery
last week set up her exhibit, titled her that
'MILK - What a surprise," for the Univers
second time. space at
It was the controversy and treatment weeks."
f the exhibit that first prompted the Sailor
allery's interest in it, even before own- early aft
rs had seen Sailor's work. the wor
The exhibit uses original ads from Sailor
he milk industry, pages from porno- sorship
raphic magazines and pictures of fac- had bee
ory farm animals to draw correlations the woo
etween the oppression of women and "The
animals. overall

'U' exhibit reappears in gallery

originally read about the ex-
and we made the effort to get
h with Stephanie Sailor," said
owner Alexa Lee. "We told
should anything happen at the
sity, we would gladly give her
the gallery to give her her two
rremoved the exhibit one week
Ier barriers were placed around
k.
raccused the Art School ofcen-
and said the nature of her work
n changed by the presence of
den barriers.
walls were interfering with the
message of the work ... turning

it into a peep show," she said.
Lee, too, said the barriers were a
negative addition and that it was "unac-
ceptable to change the presentation."
Denying that his decision amounted
to censorship, Art Dean Allen Samuels
said the barriers were meant to give
people, especially children, walking
down the Street Gallery's hall a choice
of whether to view the art.
Although pleased with the gallery's
presentation of the exhibit, Sailor said
she originally intended to show her
artwork in a public space, especially
in an institution of learning where its
message could be discussed.
Sailor's work is displayed in a back

room, called the "project room," off the
main gallery. A sign on the door in-
forms visitors that, "The work in this
room contains sexually explicit im-
ages."
"What we wanted to do and what she
wants to do is to let the work speak for
itself," Lee said. Displaying the art in
this way also fulfills the gallery's re-
sponsibility as a contemporary art gal-
lery, she said.
Lee said that reaction to the exhibit
so far has been positive.
"MILK-What a surprise!" is sched-
uled to be on display at the Alexa Lee
Gallery through Thursday, Oct. 19.

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nyesterday
he Daily Bruin
LOS ANGELES - Demanding the
return of affirmative action policies, 31
UCLA students were arrested in the
middle of a major Los Angeles inter-
section, capping a massive 3,000-stu-
dent march from the university campus
into Westwood yesterday afternoon.
Students nationwide held rallies,
marches and class walk-outs in support
of affirmative action as part of the Na-
tional Day of Action. The University of
California Board of Regents decided
July 20 to abolish UC's race-based ad-
missions and hiring policies.
"I think it will be a very uncomfort-
able year for the regents and the Office
ofthe President if they don't at one time
or another begin to reconsider that
they've done," said student regent Ed-
ward Gomez.
"And I'm glad that it will be uncom-
fortable for them," Gomez added. "I
back the students, the faculty and the
staff 100 percent. This is my children's
andmygrandchildren's worldandI wish
that the regents would get out of it and
quit making stupid decisions for them."
The march was the culmination of
the student-organized"12 Days ofEdu-
cation," which began on Oct. 1.
Yesterday's demonstration began at
about 10 a.m. when students and fac-
ulty gathered at Westwood Plaza to
chant, play music and deliver speeches.
About an hour later protesters began to
march throughout town.
The line of protesters snaked its way
through campus, with demonstrators call-
ingto passers-by and classes tojoin them.
As students left campus and moved
into Westwood Village, the police pres-
ence increased dramatically. Demonstra-
tors were greeted by an estimated 61
horse-mounted L.A. police officers, while
dozens ofothers were dressed in riotgear.
Observers leaned out of their win-
dows in the nearby business office build-
ings, and demonstrators flocked to street
intersections,joininghands while chant-
ing and singing.
Thirtv-threenrntestersbrokeofffrom

nts arrested

protes
"I think what we
saw today was a
beginning of a
movement of
students of color
and women united
to stand against
white supremacy."
- Kendra Fox-Davis
African Student Union
member
Angeles precinct and booked on misde-
meanor failure to disperse charges. By
1:30 p.m. they were released on their
owri recognizance.
"I think what we saw today was a
beginning ofa movement ofstudents of
color and women united to stand against
white supremacy," said African Stu-
dent UnionmemberKendraFox-Davis,
whojoined other students in participat-
ing in civil disobedience.
"Today was a tremendously impres-
sive display of student power and the
potential that we all have as students to
change our environment and take con-
trol of our university," Fox-Davis said.
The aim of the demonstration was to
demand a renewed university commit-
ment to maintaining diversity among
students, faculty and staff, marchers said.
"Affirmative action is necessary as
long as there people out there in society
who make decisions about who gets
what job and who doesn't, about who
gets into auniversity and who doesn't,"
said Bruin Democrats President Tristen
Sotomayor.
"We want to overthrow the regents'
decision," said Adolfo Bermeo, direc-
torofUCLA's Academic Advancement
Program, which offers tutoring services
to under-represented students. "Equal

RALLY
Continued from Page: I
their concerns about proposals "to pro-
hibit preferential practices in every in-
stance" that are under examination by a
state House subcommittee.
Cynthia Wilbanks, associate vice
president for University relations, said
there will be difficulty moving this leg-
islation because of the upcoming elec-
tion year and the volatility of the sub-
ject.
Momentum and energy grew as the
marchers made their way through cam-
pus, stopping traffic and attracting the
attention of many students.
"I think a lot of people joined (the
demonstration) offthe street," said LSA
sophomore Sandra Enimil, who was in
the crowd. "This protest shows unity
among all the various people here -
black, white, Asian American and
Latino; we want people to see that."
Upon learning that Engler was speak-
ing at the symposium at the Business
School today, the protesters stormed
into the street and headed toward Hale
Auditorium.
Protesters gathered at the main en-
trance and filled the second-floor hall-
ways of the Business School, attempt-
ing to enter the auditorium, but Depart-
ment of Public Safety officers refused
to let them in.
Some students in the Business School
were visibly upset by the inconvenience
caused by the large crowd.
One unidentified student pushed his
way through the crowd and told mem-
bers of the group to "get the hell out of
my school."
Several professors canceled some af-
ternoon classes.
Outside, at a speak-out on the steps of
the Business Administration Building,
protesters stepped forward and deliv-
ered a number of messages to politi-
cians and University administrators.
"Tell Governor Engler and the rest of
America there is no compensation for
slavery," said LSA senior Saura Sahu.
"We are not asking for a handout, we

are making a demand that they get the
foot off our backs."
In light of President James J.
Duderstadt's recent announcement that
he would resign effective June 30,1996,
other speakers demanded the Board of
Regents consider the concerns of stu-
dents of color when choosing his suc-
cessor.
A few speakers attacked Duderstadt
personally, saying he resigned because
he was afraid to stand up in defense of
affirmative action and calledthe Michi-
gan Mandate - the University's pro-
gram to increase the numbers of minor-
ity students - a "crumb" thrown to
minorities by the administration.
Lisa Baker, associate vice president
for University relations, noted that
Duderstadt has voiced his support for
affirmative action on several occasions.
"There will be no retreat on this
University's part on its commitment to
affirmative action," she said yester-
day.
"Don't you dare hire an anti-affirma-
tive action president or shit will fly on
this campus," said Emily Berry, chair
of the Michigan Student Assembly's
Women's Issue Commission.
Berry also demanded that the Uni-
versity increase the number of tenured
female professors. According to a re-
port issued in May by the Senate Advi-
sory Committee for University Affairs,
only 142 female professors held tenure
compared to 1157 male professors, as
of 1994.
Other speakers urged students to re-
main active.
"Take this message back to the com-
munity and the neighborhoods," said
Tanya Dukes, a member ofthe Welfare
Rights Union of Washtenaw County.
"It's not going to end today; it's not
going to end tomorrow; it's not goingto
end next week."
Rackham student Paul Lefrak said,
"I haven't seen a demonstration this
big since the 1987 BAM movement.
This is an excellent beginning for the
school year. The demonstration was
large and angry and that's what we
need."

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Stephen Hawking says,
"We are such insignificant creatures on a
minor planet of a very average star in the
outer suburbs of one of a hundred thousand
million galaxies. So it is difficult to believe in
a God that would care about us or even
notice our existence."
A Brief History of Our Time
God says,
"You are precious in my sight. You are
honored and I love you."
The Bible
Five-time Nobel Prize nominee Dr. H. Fritz
Schaefer will speak on the topic "Stephen
Hawking, The Big Bang, and God." Dr.
Schaefer was the third most highly cited
chemist in the world (1984-1991) and
currently is the Director for the Center for
Computational Quantum Chemistry at the
University of Georgia.

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A time of Q&A will follow.

BERKELEY
Continued from Page 1l

gathering and protests that occurred at
UC-Berkeley 30 year ago.
Ethnic studies Prof. Ronald Takaki
said the affirmative action protest was

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