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Volume CXIV, Number 43
University of Southern California
Thursday, March 14,1991
Students to protest recent police attack
City officials to call for action against LAPD ‘prejudice’
By Annette Chadney
The USC Students for Peace and Justice and various Los Angeles officials — including two City Council candidates — will stage a noontime rally today at Tommy Trojan to protest the March 3 beating of Rodney King by members of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Tyrone Ferguson, the organizer of the event and a junior majoring in planning and development, said the rally is meant to inform students about police brutality in black communities.
Ferguson said he sees the incident as a "racial and cop” issue and hopes this event will make people walk away understanding the tension between the police and black communities.
Los Angeles Citv Council candidates Brad I’ye Jr. and Mark Ridley-Thomas are scheduled to speak at the rally, Ferguson said.
"I have always had a positive experience with law enforcement, but they see me as a black, one of them,” said Ferguson, who also is a graduate of the Saddleback Reserve Police Academy.
Ferguson said police often stereotype blacks and base their treatment accordingly.
In addition to the council candidates, the list of speakers at the rally will include Rebecca Shehee of the American Civil Liberties Union, Attorney Leo Terrell of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Michael Zinzun, a member of the Coalition Against Police Abuse.
Dana Murphy, president of the sponsoring organization and a graduate student in psychology, said the group endorsed the rally to oppose the excessive use of force by police officers.
Murphy said the organization believes Police Chief DarylGates represents the police force and should take full responsibility for the March 3 incident.
Brad Pye Jr., assistant chief deputy for Supervisor Kenneth
(See Rally, page 15)
Senate postpones nominations again
Lack of quorum stalls business for second week
By Arwen Adams
Student Senate nominations for president, vice president and assembly speakers were postoned for the second week in a row due to the lack of a quorum at Wednesday night's meeting.
Last week's meeting also was all but abandoned when the Senate failed to achieve a quorum because of the absence of two new student representatives.
An informal meeting was held by the 15 undergraduate senators present (17 are required to achieve a quorum — the minimum number of senators required to bring up new business). They agreed that an effort should be made to meet with the graduate senators in an attempt to reconcile the differences caused by the impending Senate split. The two senators missing from this meeting were not the same two who missed last week.
Graduate senators met separately Wednesday night, also contributing to the low turnout at the "official” meeting.
Anthony DeBarry, chairman of Student Affairs, said he thought the attempt to reconcile with the graduates was a good but futile idea.
"I do think it's a good idea,” DeBarry said. "I just don't think it's going to work. (Senate President) Steve Webber, as a leader, has decided, along with the others, that a split is in the best interest of the graduate students. And I don't think that's going to change."
The undergraduate senators agreed to hold a special meeting Monday as an attempt to get the executive nominations underway before Spring Break.
Financial negotiations are still deadlocked. The graduate and undergraduate leaders, while agreeing to split, have not agreed on a redistribution of funds. The graduates, led by Webber, are offering to give $4 of the $21 graduate student activity fee to cover funding for on-campus events. These events are organized and paid for by the Senate Program Board and both sides have agreed that all students benefit from the events. But the undergraduates, led by Sheldon, want $5.25.
In a move that confused many undergraduate senators, Monica Montoya, the one graduate senator sworn in with the undergraduates last week, said she ' wanted to do the right thing” for her constituents, and that she was choosing to attend the meeting of the Council of Graduate Students.
After the meeting, Montoya said she had not decided whether to meet with the graduates or undergraduates, saying,
(See Senate, page 6)
University group CAREs about rape prevention
By Allison Tatum
"What part of 'No' don't you understand?”
This is one of the slogans being circulated on campus during CARE (Creating Attitudes for a Rape-Free Environment) week, a five-day information effort geared toward educating students about rape.
The week is being sponsored by the Student Senate Program Board and the Women's Student Assembly.
CARE is a group of students, faculty and staff
— all of whom are trained to educate students about rape awareness and prevention.
"Our goal is simply to better educate students, faculty and staff about how serious this issue is, how it affects women and how to prevent it from happening again and again,” said Sheri Davis, coordinator of CARE week.
Anti-rape pledge sign-up sheets are available all week in front of Tommy Trojan for men and women. The pledges provide an opportunity for students to "re-examine the role that we as men and women play in stopping rape.”
"Our goal for the pledges is for men and women just to take a minute or two to stop and think about how they can be more aware of the seriousness of rape," said Davis, a senior majoring in psychology.
(See CARE, page 16)
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Senior Sheri Davis (middle) and residential life staff member Melanie Sauer talk to senior Scott Mitchell about signing an anti-rape pledge.
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Michelle Inouye / Dally Trojan
Alla Eksler (right), a junior majoring in political science and philosophy, talked with Joe Krupa from the Federal Corrections Institute at the international rela-tions-political science job fair held outside Von KleinSmid Center Wednesday.