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First Lady wows Georgetown students
By Claire Zulkey
Campus Correspondent • Georgetown
College Press Exchange
WASHINGTON, D C. (CPX) It
wasn t necessarily the unseasonably
warm weather that sent Georgetown
University students outdoors in
droves last week.
It was First Lady Hillary Rodham
Clinton, who appeared on campus
Friday as the keynote speaker for the
first edition ol the Eleanor Roosevelt
Lecture Scries. Most students craned
to get a view ot Clinton as she entered
and exited Gaston Hall because only
200 were lucky enough to snag a
ticket to hear her speak.
Throughout her speech, tilled " The
Rights ol the Child," Clinton often
relerred to Roosevelt, who is being
honored this year for spearheading the
United Nations Universal Declaration
of Human Rights, which is now ,50
years old. Clinton also joked about her
Police Blotter: A Weekly Look At Campus Crime Briefs
By Peter Levine
Campus Correspondent - University
College Press Exchange
ATLANTA (CPX) - Four freshman
at Emory University found
themselves on police officers'
naughty list after they tried to take a
statue of Santa Claus from a local
Police reports indicate that the
students were arrested after an officer
spotted them around 1:50 a.m. on
Dec. 2 in a car sporting a large figure
of Santa strapped to the roof.
The driver of the car told the officer
who slopped the group that he had
gotten the 53.000 statue from his
grandmother's house, police reports
BOULDER. Colo. (CPX)
won’t teach, Arizona
By Christine Tatum
College Press Exchange
TEMPE. Ariz. (CPXj - When it
conies to teaching about
rehabilitation and prison life. James
J. Hamm says he’s uniquely
Officials at Arizona State
University's school of justice studies
thought so, too, when they hired him
as an adjunct professor to teach two
courses on criminal justice this
spring. But when word got out about
Hamm’s first-degree murder
conviction and the 17 years he spent
in prison, a Hood of angry letters and
phone calls - many from alumni
threatening to cut off their support -
prompted university ollicials to
intervene and nix the school's oiler.
“The debate surrounding Mr.
Hamm's employment in the
classroom at A.S.U. would be too
disruptive to the educational
environment, as evidenced by the
reaction to his hiring,” a statement
issued by Milton Glick, the
university’s provost and senior vice
University officials said they
would pay Hamm the $6,000 that
was promised to him - money that
won't come from state lunds - but
that they would assign him to work
outside the classroom instead.
"Rather than focusing on my
disappointment, I would prefer to
focus on my opportunities,’ Hamm
said. “I’m just glad the furor
produced by my hiring has brought
national and local attention to a topic
that is crying out to be addressed: the
rehabilitation and reintegration of
While his primary duties will not
be leading a class, Hamm said he
likely would be invited to serve as a
guest lecturer and asked to organize
reported "talks" with the lormer first
lady - chats that she said have "finally
given the media a reason to believe
that I have truly gone oil the deep
There's little doubt that Clinton has
been under pressure lately in light ol
her husband's admitted affair with a
former White House intern. While the
First Lady never directly said
anything about the scandal that could
result in the president's impeachment,
she didn't exactly disappoint those
who w ere hoping to hear something -
anything about it.
"Why. especially recently. I've had
to say to myself, 'Oh my goodness
gracious, what would Mrs. Roosevelt
say? She has been a great source ol
inspiration for me," Clinton said,
know ing full well that Roosevelt also
was forced to confront an unfaithful
husband on more than one occasion.
Georgetown students’ sentiments
largely mirrored the results of national
public opinion polls, which show the
Someone went nuts with a can of
spray paint and all sorts of wall space
in a building at the University of
Colorado at Boulder.
While making their rounds Dec. 8,
housekeepers found all sorts of
symbols and words on several walls.
Most of the graffiti was scrawled in
red and black marker.
The culprits chose to convey
messages that were far less than
profound, including "CHAMELAM,"
"Emily Kicks Ass," "9698 P,"
"BIOTCH," and "WEED MAN,"
with a marijuana leaf drawn under it.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (CPX) -
Police at Indiana University have
arrested a student w ho they say tried
to bring a horror movie to life on
Freshman Darv 1 Lovin': was
charged with two counts of hatterv
a symposium or two dealing with
issues focused on moving prisoners
back into mainstream society.
”1 just want to find an activity that
is meaningful,” he said. “But right
now, no one knows exactly what I
will be doing."
One thing is certain: Hamm has a
understanding of the corrections
system. He landed there in 1474 at
the ripe old age of 26 after killing a
man during a dispute over a drug
deal. Hamm said he was on drugs at
the time of the murder and that he
pleaded guilty to his crime.
“I knew I needed to go to prison
because it was the right thing to do,”
he said. "I admitted my guilt and
understood the offense and its
seriousness. 1 never made it my goal
to get out of prison because that’s
where 1 knew I deserved to be."
Hamm, now 50, worked hard
while incarcerated, graduating
summa cum laude with a bachelor’s
degree in applied sociology from a
program offered to guards and
inmates by Northern Arizona
University. Given the way Arizona
law was structured in 1974, his
sentence eventually was commuted.
Hamm's second foray into the free
world has made him no stranger to
controversy on Arizona State’s
campus. Having scored in the 96th
percentile on the Law School
Admissions Test, he was accepted to
A.S.U.’s law school in 1993, one
year after his release. His arrival
resulted in heated arguments much
like those surrounding him now.
“More people need to understand
that life goes on after crime, life goes
on after sentencing, and life goes on
after prison,” Hamm said. “We as a
society need to deal with that -
especially when people have paid
National Campus News n>B e imndaM,geß«,cm.s
First Lady’s approval ratings at their
highest levels ever. The student
newspaper. The Hoya, ran an editorial
praising Clinton’s gumption for
appearing at GU and commending her
for "taking the higher ground and
maintaining her advocacy of issues
she feels are important" without
choosing to "remove herself from the
public eye despite embarrassing
revelations that have exposed her
most private family difficulties."
Students who watched Clinton
speak said they could tell that she is
indeed a gutsy, independent woman.
"I've always been interested in her
as a speaker and in her political
agenda," said Kevin Preis, a
sophomore from Metairie, La., who
won a coveted ticket to hear Clinton
speak. "She’s taken the title ‘First
Lady’ beyond being just a title. I think
she’s always been a very powerful
speaker and thinker, and she’s always
got her mind set. I admire her
completely, as she is in the political.
after police probed calls they received
from women claiming that a man
wearing a mask made popular by the
movie "Scream” had sexually
The calls stemmed from articles
appearing in the Indiana Daily
Student detailing the accounts of one
student who said a masked man
entered her room around 5 a.m. on
Nov. I and assaulted her.
Two other female students who
claimed they also were assaulted said
they got a look at their attacker’s face.
Both of the women picked Loving out
of a police line-up.
One of the women sought a
protective restraining order against
Loving, who was released from jail
under a $2,000 bond.
COLUMBIA. Mo. (CPX) - A
student at the University of Missouri
Protesters demand closure of URI
student newspaper over cartoon
By Paul Davis And Chris Poon
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.l. -
Shouting and chanting "We want
action,” about 200 University of
Rhode Island students - most of them
minorities - Friday confronted the
establishment and demanded
administrators shut down the college
newspaper for publishing what they
say is a racist cartoon.
The students - led by the Brothers
Unified for Action - also called lor the
resignation of the top three editors of
the paper, The Good 5-Cenl Cigar,
and the creation of a new paper "to
end the racism, sexism and
homophobia" on campus.
“The Good 5-Cenl Cigar has lost
its ethical and moral mandate,” said
Marc Hardge, a member of the
Brothers Unified for Action, a three
month-old campus group that favors
military-style commands. "The Good
5-Cent Cigar is dead."
Hours later, Student Senate Finance
Chairman Denis Guay temporarily
froze the Cigar's budget, sending
staffers scrambling to find enough
money to publish four issues next
Linda Levin, ajournalism professor
and faculty Cigar adviser, said it
would cost about $BOO to publish four
newspapers. "It’s a form of censorship
and it’s a form of prior restraint,”
Levin said. "They’re using it as a
The protest began at 10 a. m. when
the Brothers Unified for Action, clad
entirely in black, read aloud a list of
demands in the Malcolm X room of
the Taft building, an academic center
for minority students. Followed by
other students, they marched single
file to the newspaper office in the
basement of the Memorial Union.
Inside, they confronted staff writers
and editors - all of them white - with
copies of Friday’s Cigar and dropped
bundles of the papers they had
collected at the staffers’ feet.
Managing Editor Patrick Luc6, who
as well as the moral, spotlight.”
Rosa Hong, a freshman from Lake
Forest 111., who waited more than two
hours for her ticket to see the First
Lady, said she, 100, was impressed by
the way Clinton handled herself under
what must be tremendous personal
"She was elegant and poised, and
it really impressed me." Hong said.
“Then again, she has always been
such a professional, intelligent person,
so I'm not surprised. She’s had to deal
with such scandals before."
Despite the glowing remarks, not
everyone was thrilled to have the First
Lady on campus. Students dealt with
detours, lockdowns and the hassles ol
having to be directed around campus
by hordes of secret service agents.
"Personally, I was very annoyed,"
said Brooke Weinstein, a sophomore
from Charleston, S.C. "I was 20
minutes late to class because the
secret servicemen wouldn't let me
leave the building from my last class."
aimed for the wrong lane when he
decided to bowl on the porch of the
Phi Gamma Della fraternity house.
Police arrested 21 -year-old Michael
Krakauskas for impeding the use ol a
street on Dec. 5 after the bowling he
had thrown hit a moving car heading
down the street in front of the
The car couldn’t move out of the
street after it was struck
COLUMBIA, Mo. (CPX) - Police
at the University of Missouri found a
student partially pinned under a
vending machine on Dec. 6.
Once freed, the student was taken
to a local hospital for stitches. The
student, who police said was heavily
intoxicated, insisted he had no idea
how he wound up under the machine.
has said the cartoon actually
condemns racism but has been
misinterpreted, attempted to respond
to the demonstrators' call for an
apology but was shouted down when
he tried to answer.
"I can assure you I am not
resigning," Luce said. "The Good 5-
Ccnt Cigar is not dead."
When the students didn't hear the
apology they had come for, they
marched on to the office of URI
President Robert Carothers.
He told them the cartoon’s
publication was "counterproductive"
and "a serious mistake," in part
because it was not easily understood
by students unfamiliar with the events
at the University of Texas. He
promised to look into the Cigar staff’s
decision to publish the cartoon.
“At the same time, we need to
protect the First Amendment at the
University of Rhode Island,” he said.
"What I will not protect is
irresponsible or hatelul behavior.”
The syndicated cartoon at the center
of the controversy depicts a black
student entering a University of Texas
Law School classroom. A professor
says to him, "If you’re the janitor,
please wait until after class to empty
the trash. If you’re one of our minority
Reached Friday, San Antonio
Express News cartoonist John Branch
said he sketched the editorial cartoon
more than a year ago in an attempt to
expose what he said was bigotry on
the Texas campus.
The target of the cartoon was a law
professor there who said “blacks and
Mexican Americans are not
academically competitive with
Branch, a 17-year-veteran at his
newspaper, said of the cartoon, “It’s
satire. It’s exaggeration. It’s an
attempt to turn the professor’s
comments around and show how
absurd they are.”
Branch couldn’t recall any negative
reaction to the cartoon when it was
first published in the fall of 1997.
! Yale student stabbed
to death off campus
! College Press Exchange
| NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CPX) - A
i woman found stabbed to death in a
| posh New Haven neighborhood was
j a senior political science major at
1 Yale University, police said.
; Authorities so far have made no
arrests in the death of 21-year-old
Suzanne Jovin, whose body was
found around 10 p.m. on Friday on
a street more than a mile from the
university and about two miles
away from her off-campus
apartment. Jovin had suffered
Kentucky bar owner
charged after student death
College Press Exchange
LEXINGTON, Ken. (CPX) - A bar
owner whose tavern is popular with
students at the University of Kentucky
faces criminal charges and the loss of
his beer license stemming from the
death of a student who was struck and
killed by a train after leaving the
Even more trouble could be
brewing for Jim Haney Jr., whose
actions police also are investigating
in connection with the Nov. 15 car
crash that killed a Kentucky football
player and an Eastern Kentucky
student and injured Kentucky center
On Thursday. Lexington
prosecutors summoned Haney to
appear in court on Dec. 17 on live
misdemeanor charges observing alter
hours and three of serving to minors.
All of the charges stem from the death
of 19-year-old Chad Clore who was
last seen in Haney 's home - attached
But, he said, he could understand
how the cartoon could be
misinterpreted, running as it did in
The Cigar with no explanatory text a
year after the law professor's
statement provoked controversy in
After running the cartoon on
Wednesday, The Cigar published an
editorial the next day defending its
The cartoon “expresses disgust with
anti-affirmative action movements,”
the editorial read. "When taken
literally, or without a knowledge ol
the situation at the University of
Texas, it is conceivable the reader
could miss the point. We at The Cigar
recognized the point, and that's why
we chose to publish the cartoon. ... "
Luce, a managing editor, said that
even though the controversy in Texas
erupted more than a year ago, the
debate over affirmative action is
ongoing, making the cartoon relevant.
Friday's demonstration came just
weeks after URl's affirmative action
office received a racist telephone
message. Last year, black students
expressed outrage over an incident
where a white student allegedly
urinated on a black disc jockey.
In an attempt to counter students’
claims that URI is a racially hostile
campus, officials Friday were quick
to note URl’s recent initiatives to
promote diversity: it opened a $1.55-
million Multicultural Center this tall,
offered a new African and African-
American Studies major and held
weekly diversity task force meetings.
But protesters had little patience lor
past accomplishments. Around 11
part., they jammed into a conference
room next to Carothers’s office,
spilling out into the hallway and down
a flight of stairs.
Carothers said URI officials could
do nothing about the students’ four
demands: The shutdown of the
newspaper, the resignation of its
editors, a boycott of newspaper
advertisers if student funding for the
paper was not withdrawn and the
multiple stab wounds. She was
pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Jovin’s family flew from their
home in Germany to make funeral
arrangements. Although her
parents live abroad, Jovin was a
U.S. citizen, a university spokesman
Dean Richard Brodhead
described Jovin, who coordinated
a volunteer program for students
who work with mentally retarded
adults, as “very vivacious, very
lively, very outgoing and very
to the back of the bur - before he was
killed Nov. 6 by a train on some
nearby tracks. Police say Clore was
drunk at the time.
Meanwhile, investigators are
looking into Haney’s connection to
Watts, 21, Arthur Steinmetz, 19, and
Eastern Kentucky student Scott
Brock, 21. Steinmetz and Brock were
passengers in Watts truck and died
when it overturned on a rural
Watts, who was driving, had a
blood-alcohol content of 1 1/2 times
Kentucky’s legal limit, and Brock and
Steinmetz also were drunk,
investigators said. Watts was charged
with driving under the influence and
two counts of second-degree
Haney has said Brock and Watts
visited his bar and then his home
before the accident but that they were
sober when they left. Haney and has
wife have said Steinmetz was not in
creation of a new paper. Those
demands, he said, should be addressed
to the Student Senate.
He did say, however, he would
welcome specific plans for combating
racism on campus, and would support
"I will build a multicultural
community here. That is my personal
lifetime goal, and I will do it no matter
what actions you take,” he said.
Student Senate President Daryl
Finizio told the crowd that The Cigar
had broken no rules and that "it is my
personal opinion that the editors of
The Cigar did not act with any
But during an emergency Senate
meeting at 3 p.m., finance chairman
Guay froze the newspaper’s student
account. The Cigar’s other revenue
sources, such as money from
advertisers, were not affected.
"When 200-plus students feel that
their money is being misused, that
constitutes enough reason for him to
freeze their budget and look into the
issue," said Peter Pascucci, the
Senate's communications chairman.
The Senate earlier voted to give
$32,410 to The Cigar, he said.
The Senate, Pascucci added, "had
no intention of shutting down the
newspaper,” but instead wants to see
if "these funds are being misused.”
The issue will resurface tomorrow
at a 3 p.m. forum in the Memorial
Union. Members of The Cigar staff,
the Senate and minority groups are
expected to participate.
And the Student Senate will meet
Wednesday to consider financial
support ofthe newspaper next
semester. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m.
in the Memorial Union.
"The bigger issue is this: If the
Senate says it will not fund the paper
- if The Cigar loses its funding and
loses Senate recognition - The Cigar
could literally be thrown out of its
office," Levin said.
"I cannot believe the students want
to lose their prime voice on campus,”