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Friday
November 3, 1995

VI' looks to stuff Spartans
Wolverines need win to stay in run for the Roses

Ryan White
ly Sports Editor
Even to a man who is 6-8,299 pounds,
chigan against Michigan State is big.
'This game centers around the whole
te," Wolverine tackle. Jon Runyan
d "Everybody's into it. Everybody
nts to know the outcome. From a
ung child I've believed that this was
e of the greatest rivalries in college
)tball"
The rivalry will be decided for the
th time tomorrow when No. 7 Michi-
r (3-I Big Ten, 7-1 overall) faces the
artans (2-2-1, 4-3-1) at 3:30 p.m.
BC) at Spartan Stadium.
The game is arguably the biggest
ntestso farthis season for both teams.
A win for Michigan State would

greatly improve its shot at a bowl game,
while the Wolverines still have their
sights set on the conference champion-
ship and a trip to the Rose Bowl.
And as usual, there are the all impor-
tant state bragging rights at stake.
"Obviously this is a key game," Spar-
tans coach Nick Saban said. "It's a big
game in the Big Ten, it's a big game in
the state.
"(Michigan) is one of the best teams,
if not the best team we've played all
year."
If Saban means what he says, the
Wolverines may be better than No. I
Nebraska. The Cornhuskers beat Michi-
gan State, 50-10, in the Spartans' first
game of the season.
This week, the Spartans are coming

off of a 45-15 drubbing at the hands of
Wisconsin.
Records and scores, however, don't
generally mean much when these two
teams play..
"No matter what the point spread is,
no matter how talented you think you
are, you're going to be playing a team
that is going to go out there and give it
their best for the entire game," Michi-
gan tight end Jay Riemersma said. "It's
going to be a battle all the way through."
Last season, Michigan thumped
Michigan State, 40-20, but these Wol-
verines are not thinking about last year.
In 1993, Michigan went up to East
Lansing, played an uninspired game
and lost, 17-7.
"Two years ago we didn't come out

Quarterback
Still In
Question
Michigan coach
Lloyd Carr has yet
to announce
whether Brian Griese
or Scott Dreisbach
will be at the helm when
Michigan takes on rival Michigan
State tommorrow.
and play the way we expected to play
and the way people wanted us to play,"
Wolverine receiver Mercury Hayes said.
"It's one of those things we'd like to
forget about and come out and play like
Michigan normally plays."
The Wolverines are still unclear on
an important matter - their starting
quarterback.
For the second time in three weeks,
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr has to de-
See RIVALRY, Page 12

Latest Code
draft gilves 'U
more power

THE MANY FACES OF GREG LOUGANIS

By Josh White
IDaily Staff'Reporter
A third draft of the proposed Code,
released yesterday, eliminates restric-
tions on speech formerly included in
the violations section, but includes pro-
visions that give more power to the vice
president for student affairs in the ap-
pellate process and the dean of students
in the resolution process.
Maureen A. Hartford, vice president
for student affairs, said most of the
changes were minor semantic alter-
ations, but acknowledged that a few
changes in this draft reflect concerns
about the previous two drafts.
"We have been working intensely,
and we will continue to work on the
Code even though we have submitted a
draft to the regents," Hartford said. "The
new draft does not feel terribly differ-
ent. I think that we are almost there."
in the violations section of the Code
draft, three violations have been modi-
fied. Threatening another person is no
longer a violation. Freedom of speech
is guaranteed, and students now are not
required to identify themselves to offi-
cials, according to the third violation.
The three changes center around the
issue of free speech, Hartford said.
Dan Sharphorn, assistant general
counsel for the University, said he is
satisfied with the modifications.
"We have seen it and I think that it is
helpful," Sharphorn said. "We are com-
fortable that it provides all the neces-
sary protection for students and I think
that it is fine. It is legally sound."
Joan Lowenstein, a communication
lecturer who specializes in freedom of
speech, said she and other members of
the faculty Civil Liberties Board met
with Hartford to discuss changes to the
Code.
Lowenstein said some of their con-
cerns have been met but she still has
problems with the document. "Some of
the changes are in the right direction,
like the omission of the clause about
identifying yourself," she said. "But
most of them are just semantic."
Lowenstein said issues like lack of
legal representation, limited access to
records and procedures, and the double-
effect of facing criminal and Code
charges still are problematic.
"I am still concerned about the bal-
ance of power issue," she said. "The
balance of power will all be in favor of
the University. The way (that) is fixed
in the court system is lawyer represen-
tation. Here, a lawyer can whisper in
your ear.
Access to records and documents re-

Changes to
the new
Code dray
In a third draft of the -'
Code of Student Conduct, released
yesterday, the Office of Student
Affairs has included changes that
affect almost every section of the
document. The following represent
the more significant modifications:
Procedures
Thedean of students and the vice
president for student affairs may
now modify a sanction to include
suspension or expulsion in
"extraordinary circumstances"
provided they justify the action in
writing. The previous drafts said
these two administrators could not
"increase a sanction."
"A student, faculty member, or
staff member may submit a
complaint based upon information
reported to that person," is an added
clause.
Both parties may now have ,
access to information gathered by
the resolution coordinator prior to
arbitration.
Violations
0 Violation C has been changed to
"Hazing, stalking, or harassing
another person." The word
"threatening" was omitted.
Violation I, which includes
obstructing or disrupting classes,
now has an additional clause that
makes an exception for "behavior
that is' protected by the University's
policy on Freedom of Speech and
Artistic Freedom."
Violation K, which requires
students to leave the University
premises if asked by an official, now
does not require students to identify
themselves
Scope
K The scope of the violations is
extended to include "University-
controlled property" in addition to
the city of Ann Arbor and University-
sponsored events.
hated to the proceedings, she added,
may be vital to students' cases under
the Code.
"This closed system is still bother-
some to me," Lowenstein said. "If you
have a procedure that you think is fair,
See CODE, Page 7

SARA STILLMAN/Daily

impic champion diver Greg Louganis gives a speech about dealing with athletics, AIDS and homosexuality at the Power Center last night.

4oUgafiS speaks about his challenges, victories

y Melissa Rose Bernardo
aily Staff Reporter
"I'm Greg Louganis. I'm gay. And
m living with HIV."
Last night at the Power Center, the
ur-time Olympic champion diver
oke those words with relative ease,
at "it's been quite a journey to get
re," he said.
After a video of diving highs and
ws - including the ninth dive in the
8 Olympic preliminaries, during
hich he cut his head - Louganis gave
e small but appreciative crowd a

glimpse into his personal and profes-
sional life. He spoke of his experiences
as a diver, a gay man, a victim of do-
mestic violence and a man with AIDS.
And he minced no words.
Louganis' speech progressed chrono-
logically, mostly drawn from his recent
autobiography, "Breaking the Surface."
He began with his coming out, which he
views as "letting go of secrets."
But the coming out process went be-
yond his sexual orientation. "I had an-
other little secret," Louganis said.
Just before the '88 Olympics,

Louganis tested positive for HIV. He
recalled his initial reaction: "I was go-
ing to do the honorable thing -pack
my bags, lock myself in my home and
wait to die." Louganis told no one ex-
cept his coach, and secretly took AZT
every four hours.
He then discussed "the dive," which
the audience had seen - twice, in slow
motion -just minutes earlier.
"The first thing I felt was embarrass-
ment," he said. "I was trying to get out
of the pool without anyone seeing me."
Louganis did not inform the doctorwho

was stitching his head ofhis HIV status,
and acknowledged, now, "I would do
things differently."
His voice cracking with emotion and
his eyes welling with tears. Louganis
told of the physical, mental and emo-
tional abuse he endured from his ex-
partner "Tom."
Louganis' relationship with his fa-
ther was another difficult subject; here
he shared details of his father's cancer,
including a letter that he read at the
graveside.
See LOUGANIS, Page 7

Classes resume at
Kent State after fire

Global panel to speak
on human rights issues

ly Stephanie Jo Klein
Paily Staff Reporter
Classes resumed yesterday at Kent State
Jniversity in Ohio, two days after an
lectrical fire at a campus construction
ite knocked out power across campus.
The fire started Tuesday at 5:37 a.m.,
aid Paula Slimak, Kent State's execu-
ve director ofuniversity relations, when
aur out of five cables in an open man-
ole of the Liquid Crystal Institute con-
truction site caught fire. These cables

year student Douglas Kitch.
"I had two tests on Tuesday and one
on Wednesday, but with classes can-
celed I don't know when they'll be
made up. We didn't know whether the
teacher would teach or give us the test
(when classes resumed)," Kitch said.
Administrators have not reached a
final decision on whether the semester
will be extended. For now, Slimak said,
students may face intensified workloads
to make up for the lost time.

It

edthe main power
campus from a
ub-station 1,000
eet away fromthe
ite.
Slimak said the
ables carried
,160 volts, which
s "enormous,
:onsidering the
'act that a typical
amp is only 110
,olts."

People wanted
classes to be
canceled longer."
- Michelle Kohn
Kent State first-year student

Some students
were more com-
fortable during the
crisis than others.
First-year stu-
dent Michelle
Kohn said her
dorm did not lose
power and heat
during the ordeal.
"People wanted
classes to be can-
said. "There was

By Heather Miller
Daily Staff Reporter
To provide a forum for participants
in the recent women's conferences in
China to reflect on women's issues at a
scholarly level, the Women Law Stu-
dents Association is hosting a sympo-
sium tomorrow on women's interna-
tional human rights.
'"We've brought a global panel here,"
said Gillian Wood, a WLSA member.
WLSA member Gail Zilbersaid many
of the issues that will be covered at the
symposium were presented during the
China conferences. Most of the panel
members attended the event, she said.
Frances Olsen, a law professor at the
University of California at Los Ange-
les, whom Zilber called "the ambassa-
dor for women's international human
rights," will be speaking in the
symposium's first panel.
Olsen participated in both the Non-
Governmental Organizations Forum
and the United Nations Fourth World

Conference on Women in China. She
represented the International Associa-
tion of Women Judges for the U.N.
conference and was under the auspices
of Planned Parenthood for the NGO
forum.
"Problems in society are closely re-
lated to the subordinated position of
women," Olsen said.
"The role and status of women af-
fects all of society," she said. "Our
society would be a better place if there
was more equality between men and
women."
Famed University Law Prof.
Catharine MacKinnon also is speaking
at the symposium.
"Catharine MacKinnon-is the best-
known legal feminist in the country,"
Zilber said.
MacKinnon will focus on rape as
genocide in war and peace. She cur-
rently represents, pro bono, Croatian
and Muslim women who have been
See WOMEN, Page 7

STEPHANIE GRACE UM/Daily

Make a wish

Three-year-old Jonathan Bower begs his father, University alum Jeff Bower, for a
lucky penny to throw into the fountain in front of Burton Memorial Tower in the
rain yesterday.

celed longer," she

There were no injuries or property
lamage from the fire, Slimak said. Only
me building on campus was evacuated
Fuesday when even emergency work-

even a rumor going around that (the
fire) was a Halloween prank."
Faculty members remained unfazed.
At midnight Monday, only a few hours

Rivals made initial progress in Bosnia peace talks

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