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Loan distribution
moved out of SAB

EMU bans non-
students from
camlpus parties

by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Staff Reporter
The U-M has eliminated several
steps - literally - for students re-
ceiving financial aid.
Students who previously went to
the Student Activities Building
(SAB) to pick up financial aid can
now receive loans, grants, scholar-
ships and stipends at the Cashier's
Office in the LSA Building.
As a result of a streamlined dis-
tribution process, monies formerly
available only through Student
Financial Operations can now be ob-
tained from the Cashier's Office.
The move will save students from
having to run back and forth be-
tween the two buildings in order to
apply the aid to their accounts.
"The biggest reason for the
change was to make it easier for the
students," said Maxine Ball, a finan-
cial clerk at Student Financial
Ball said the move will save stu-
dents time because they now must
wait in only one line, as opposed to
She added that her office will be
more efficient.
"Now our load will basically be

concentrating on student accounts.
When someone has trouble with an
account, other students won't have
to wait in line while we research the
problem," Ball said.
University Cashier Jim
Middlemass said the change was
prompted by a neutral decision
among the Office of Financial Aid,
Student Financial Operations and the
Cashier's Office.
"We feel it is a changefor the
better," he said. "If we find it is not,
we will make modifications."
Middlemass said the lines at the
Cashier's Office were steady last
week, but it is too early to say
whether or not the new process is
"I expected heavier traffic," he
said. "But the traffic patterns are so
different at the beginning of every
Ball said her biggest concern
with the change is that there will be
confusion about where the financial
aid is located for students who have
gone to the SAB in past years.
"Some students were notified
early in the summer by their depart-
ments that the money will be in our
office," she said.

State Rep. Perry Bullard, a candidate for 15th District Court judge, eats
dinner with Sigma Chi fraternity brothers last night. They spoke about
drinking laws and how they affect the campus.


redevelops goals

after executive review

by Nicole Malenfant
Daily Staff Reporter
Members of the Sigma Chi fra-
ternity are receiving puzzled looks
as students walk by their house on
State Street. After rumors that the
house was kicked off campus this
summer, many students are surprised
to see members hard at work restor-
ing the structure of their home.
But the fraternity is working on
more than just rebuilding its 115-
year-old house. It is also going
through a "rejuvenation" of the fra-
ternity as a whole, said Sigma Chi
President Gordy Rubenstein.
The U-M chapter recently went
through an intensive review by the
international fraternity's executive
committee to determine whether or
not it would be suspended from
campus as a result of "poor chapter
operations," said Chris Cheuvront,
director of public relations at the fra-
ternity's international headquarters.
The questionable behavior that
prompted the review included a fight
that broke out at a party last January,
and violations of the U-M alcohol
Members were given the choice
of whether they wanted to go
through the review and "abide by the
strict guidelines of conduct set down
by the national office," said Joe
Foster, the Interfraternity Council
Rubenstein said he believes that
those who chose to undergo the re-
view and passed are truly dedicated
to improving the character of the
house - as well as their relations
with their alumni, the national head-
quarters and the U-M as a whole.
"We feel we have a tremendous
opportunity right now," Rubenstein
said. "The core group of guys we

have now is really dedicated to mak-
ing Sigma Chi stronger than ever.
"We want to start with a clean
slate," he said, "and not dwell on the
problems of the past. This is not that
fraternity any more."
David Gross, the house treasurer,
agreed with Rubenstein.
"A few incidents involving a few
selected individuals have given us a
bad name. Those individuals are no
longer in the house," he said.
Rubenstein said current active
Sigma Chi members have set goals
for themselves and outlined a plan to
become more involved with the
These plans include being more
active in community service and
working with other campus organi-
zations, as well as playing a bigger
part in Sexual Awareness Week and
Alcohol Awareness Week on cam-
pus, Rubenstein said.
He said they also plan to become
more involved with their alumni,
who will be spending more time
around the house.
This is part of the International
Headquarters stipulation that the
alumni make a commitment to ac-
tively oversee the chapter during this
redevelopment process, said Foster.
The house will also be involved
in a retreat this fall to work on re-
educating members and improving
the focus of its programs, he said.
Bob Pierce, director of
Undergraduate Services for Sigma
Chi International, said he believes
this is a great learning opportunity
for the chapter.
"We believe the chapter is elimi-
nating its 'Animal House' image by
becoming more forward-thinking in
its programs and individual member
behavior," he said.

by Shelley Morrison
Daily Higher Education Reporter
Eastern Michigan University
(EMU) enacted a new party policy
this month which will require all
students to show university identifi-
cation to attend on-campus parties,
and will bar entrance to non-EMU
The policy stems from a rash of
violent outbreaks at EMU in the past
year including a fraternity party
which ended with a riot, several
shootings and, most recently, a Sept.
2 sorority fund-raiser that resulted in
two arrests.
Marcus Gowins, an EMU senior
and vice president of the EMU Black
Greek Council - which hosted the
benefit - said the policy could be
what the campus needs to control
overcrowding that can lead to
"The goal of our organization is
not to tear up the campus," Gowins
said. "By keeping ticket sales in ad-
vance and making people show ID at
the door, long lines won't attract ex-
tra people that want to know what's
going on."
'The idea behind the
new policy is that
limiting the number of
students will help
eliminate violence.'
- Kathy Tinney
Advance ticket sales to social
events held in university buildings
are included in EMU's new policy.
EMU Vice President Kathy
Tinney said the new policy is not the
university's first attempt to control
on-campus party violence. Last year,
an outright ban was placed on cam-
pus parties. This semester was the
first time party privileges were

"In the past, the number of peo-
ple at campus parties could be very
intimidating, and unless violence
broke out there was nothing the po-
lice could do," Tinney said. "The
idea behind the new policy is that
limiting the number of students will
help eliminate violence."
'This decision will
definitely isolate us.
When you go to other
campuses and you go
to their parties, it
seems stupid that you
can't invite them back
to yours. A lot of
people are upset.'
- Michelle Dube
EMU sophomore
EMU students say they agree that
the new policy will be more effec-
tive than an all-out ban.
"Taking away parties is not going
to solve the problem, but keeping the
parties only for EMU students can,"
said Michael Sharum, the student
body vice president.
"A couple years ago EMU had a
really negative image because of all
the outsiders that came in and caused
problems. The security advantages
of this policy outweigh the
disadvantages," Sharum added.
EMU sophomore Michelle Dube
said she thinks the policy will help
cut down problems of violence but
will not solve them. Dube added that
she fears the policy could alienate
EMU from other college campuses.
"This decision will definitely iso-
late us," Dube said, "When you go
to other campuses and you go to
their parties, it seems stupid that you
can't invite them back to yours. A
lot of people are upset."

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Physicians urge gov't to endorse new health care system

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nation's second-largest physicians'
group urged the government yester-
day to cap their fees and establish a
health care system much like the one
proposed by Democratic presidential
candidate Bill Clinton.
aThe White House replied "not a
chance" when asked if the president
Could endorse the proposal.
The American College of
;hysicians, representing some
77,000 doctors of internal medicine,
said the government should limit the
amount of money spent overall in
this country on health care, and said
the states should negotiate fee limits
with doctors and hospitals.
Dr. John Ball, executive vice
president of the organization, said it
is not endorsing one political candi-

'There are a number of elements of our plan
that are very close to the Clinton plan.'
- John Ball
Executive vice president of American College of

care already, so the net effect on the
economy would be neutral in the be-
ginning. The savings would come
later, when costs would rise less
rapidly than they are now, the
doctors said.
"It is very destructive of innova-
tion and change," said Gail
Wilensky, an adviser to President
Bush on health care issues.
The cost-containment part of the
plan was dead on arrival on the
White House doorstep, she said.
Asked if the president could en-
dorse such an idea, she replied that it
would not be possible.

date over another, but he did admit
the doctors were calling for some-
thing quite similar to a proposal by
the Democratic presidential
"There are a number of elements
of our plan that are very close to the
Clinton plan," Ball said.
In addition to calling for govern-
ment regulation of their fees, the
group urged the extension of medical
coverage to everybody in the

country, either through private or
public insurance. It also called for
consolidation of the Medicare and
Medicaid systems, which provide
health care for the elderly and poor,
Like the Clinton plan, the doctors
were not specific about how much
public money would be needed to fi-
nance it, at least initially. They said
they hoped the money would come
from what is being spent on health


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6 p.m. 331 Thompson St.
U Society of Minority Engineers,
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6-8:30 p.m.
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Shotokan Karate, practice,
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U Gargoyle Humor Magazine,
mass meeting, Student Publica-
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7 p.m.
Q "Psychology as a Biological Sci-
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Michigan League, Koessler
Room, 4 p.m.
Q Safewalk, mass meetin for new
volunteers, Michigan Union,
Anderson Room, 7 p.m.
Q Sierra Club. new member meet-

ing, UM Matthaei Botanical Gar-
dens, 1800 N. Dixboro, 7:30p.m.
" "Talk to Us" / Residence Hall
Repertory Troupes, auditions,
South Quad, African American
Lounge, 4 p.m.
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