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Tufts Greeks going

coed
by Megan Lardner
Daily Higher Education

despi
Reporter

Some Tufts University students believe a
new Greek system policy will bring tragedy to
their sororities and fraternities.
, A new Tufts policy may soon require Greek
houses to open their doors and welcome any-
one - male or female - if the university's
Board of Trustees supports a faculty decision
to make the Greek system coed.
After a number of incidents involving
racism, homophobia and sexual harassment
were reportedly connected to the Greek sys-
tem, the Medford, Mass., university organized
the faculty Committee on Fraternities and
Sororities to investigate the problems.
A report from the committee cited exam-
ples of glorified sexual assault, vandalism by
ffaternity members and abusive behavior to-
ward minorities.
But Tufts' Inter-Greek Council President
Kevin Conroy said the criticism fraternities
and sororities receive is unwarranted.
"Some of these negative incidents may oc-
cur in a Greek setting, a non-Greek setting or a
coed setting," he said.
The faculty voted last year to merge the
Greek system, despite results from two student
surveys. Polls from both the Tufts student.
newspaper and the student senate showed
overwhelming student opposition to making
the Greek system coed, Conroy said.
If the houses turn coed, they will not only
lose their national charters, but will also be re-
qbired to accept anyone wanting to join.
"Anybody that walks in the door could be a
brother or a sister," Conroy said, adding that
both the rush and pledge period would be
eliminated entirely.,

ite protests
One central reason for the Greek opposition
to this proposal is the importance associated
with single-sex living, Conroy said. He added
that merging fraternities and sororities would
destroy feelings of "brotherhood and
sisterhood."
Tufts currently has only one coed house -
Alpha Tau Omega. Conroy said the house
seemed to be functioning well. "It seems like
they're very happy with that set-up."
Other colleges across the country have al-
ready either disbanded or merged campus
Greek systems. Bowdoin College, in
Brunswick, Maine, has offered some coed
houses since it began to admit women 20 years
ago.
Beginning July 1, 1993, the 12-house Greek
system at Bowdoin will become completely
coed, opening four more houses to both men
and women.
Bowdoin Director of Public Relations Scott
Hood said the administration thought the
change would prevent problems caused by
homophobia and racism.
"Bowdoin University is an institution fully
dedicated to coed education. While we value
freedom of association rights, we also value
rights of non-discrimination," Hood said.
The possibility of coed fraternities and
sororities at the University of Michigan is not
currently an issue.
Delta Gamma junior Beth Wallis said she
thinks the coed system might work, but would
defeat the purpose of fraternities and sororities.
"I don't know how members of the present
Greek system would feel about it. It could def-
initely cause a lot of problems, but it could
solve others, like how the Greek system is seen
as elitist," Wallis said.

Computer
upgrade
adds 200
machines
by James Cho
Winter break was no vacation for
Information Technology Division
(ITD) employees.
ITD employees spent the winter
holiday installing new computers in
the Michigan Union, 611 Church St.
Building, and the residence hall
computing centers. They also added
a multimedia lab to the Michigan
Union Computing Site.
The Campus Computing Sites di-
vision of ITD spent nearly $400,000
on the purchase of 200 new
Macintosh IIsi computers for the
computing sites.
James Sullivan, manager of
Campus Computing Sites, said the
upgrade was long overdue.
"The old Macintosh Plus com-
The old ... computers
are essentially
obsolete.'
- James Sullivan
Computing Sites manager
puters are essentially obsolete for
our purposes. They are too slow,
have too little memory, don't have
hard drives and can't run much of
the software which is now being re-
leased by manufacturers," he said.
Macintosh SEs were distributed
to other sites and Macintosh Pluses
were sent to Property Disposition to
be sold.
"The machines we are getting rid
of are over five years old and have
become more expensive to maintain
than to replace," Sullivan said.
The new multimedia lab is open
to students in social work, art history
and science classes. The Office of
Instructional Technology aims to
bring students and faculty the latest
in instructional technology to im-
prove teaching and learning through
multimedia, said Director Ed
Saunders.
"Multimedia is the marriage of
video, (audio, animation and graph-
ics) with computers to present in-
formation. It's a very powerful
teaching tool," said Laurence
Kirchmeier, systems software devel-
oper for Office of Instructional
Technology.
Students reacted favorably to the
computing sites upgrades.
"The color is a lot better than the
humdrum of black and white moni-
tors," said first-year Engineering
student Mike Vanderploeg.

'I will destroy you'
LSA juniorJohn McCaw works out yesterday at The Boxing Club at the corner of Hill
Street and South Division Street.

Area police departments Theft attempted at
S~T S ff~4 ~

bust teenage
by Shelley Morrison
Daily Crime Reporter

Three youths suspected in a rash
of burglaries across four counties
were arrested early Monday morning
after attempting to burglarize a
Ypsilanti business.
Officers from the Ann Arbor
Police Department (AAPD) and the
Washtenaw County Sheriff's
Department (WCSD) apprehended
the youths at 2:45 a.m. while they
were attempting to burglarize
Wong's Food and Gifts in Ypsilanti.
The suspects are members of a
'breaking and entering ring which is
believed to be responsible for more
than thirty crimes across four coun-
lies, police officials said.
Seven area police departments
including the AAPD and the WCSD
combined their efforts in response to
'burglary attempts on small busi-
nesses like Wong's in Washtenaw,
Livingston, Wayne and Oakland
counties.
" As of yesterday, police said four
members of the seven- or eight-
'member group are in the Washtenaw
-County Jail on breaking and entering
charges.
According to an Ann Arbor po-
lice report, three of the suspects have
:been identified as Ypsilanti youths

" ."
crime rmg
Cary McCune, Adrain Swain, and
Timothy Browning. These three sus-
pects and the other members of the
ring are believed to be over the age
of seventeen - old enough to be
tried as adults in Michigan courts.
WCSD Lt. R.J. Smith said a
conviction under adult breaking and
entering charges could mean a
lengthy prison term for the ring
members.
"If these individuals are tried as
adults they will undergo a prelimi-
nary exam, be arraigned, and stand
trial," Smith said. "If they are con-
victed (as adults), they could receive
up to ten years in prison."
WCSD and AAPD officers said
they agree that the dissolving of this
ring will mean at least a temporary
decrease in area burglaries.
AAPD Staff Sgt. Rich Kinsey,
who headed the surveillance team,
said the similarities of the crimes
and the collaboration of different
departments made the bust possible.
"When you have this many of the
same kind of breaking and enterings,
the burglars have a tough time re-
membering where they've hit, and
who they were with," Kinsey said.
Kinsey said it was this repetition
that tipped off "some very alert offi-
cers" from around the county.

I310; tal member
assaulted
Tuesday morning at approxi-
mately 11 a.m. the Department of
Public Safety (DPS) received a re-
port of two men fighting outside the
south entrance to the Institute of
Social Research building on
Thompson Street.
Police investigation of the inci-
dent revealed that the fight resulted
from a staff member's attempt to re-
cover a clutch bag stolen from his
fourth floor office by an unknown
suspect. In the struggle, the staff
member was assaulted by the sus-
pect, who then fled the area before
DPS officers arrived.
The suspect was described as an
African American male, about 5'9"
in height, with a goatee, mustache
and black-rimmed glasses.
Reports said the staff member
sustained slight injuries from the in-
cident but declined medical
attention.
Watch stolen from
student in Amer's
Delicatessen
A student dining in Amer's Deli
on Church Street at 11:10 p.m.
Tuesday night reported to the Ann
Arbor Police Department (AAPD)

that a person seated a few tables
away stole his watch.
AAPD officers have since appre-
hended a subject fitting the descrip-
tion given by the student and
presently are interrogating him about
the incident.
The stolen watch, valued at $50,
has not yet been recovered.
PoliceQ
Beat6
Periodic table tile
stolen from Dow
Chem. Building
DPS received a report of a stolen
tile from a wall-sized periodic table
in the Chemistry Building Tuesday
afternoon.
The 10" x 10" tile, one of over a

hundred composing the wall repre-
sentation of the periodic table of el-
ements, was taken from Room 1800
in the Chemistry Building. Police
have been unable to determine the
time of the theft.
The $200 tile has not yet been
found.
Missing man,
feared suicidal,
found unharmed
On Tuesday, Ann Arbor Police
were informed of a person missing
from 2655 Braeburn.
Thirty nine-year-old David Came
was reported missing when co-
workers discovered a suicide note
left on his desk at work. No one re-
ported seeing him at work the fol-
lowing morning.
Came was found by AAPD offi-
cers late Tuesday apparently
unharmed.
- by Shelley Morrison
Daily Crime Reporter

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Student groups
Q AIDS Coalition to Unleash
Power, meeting, East Engineer-
ing, Baker-Mandela Center,
7:30 p.m.
Q Amnesty International, meet-
ing, East Quad, Room 122, 7
p.m.
Q Circle K, club meeting, Michi-
gan Union, Room 2203, 7:30
p.m.
Q Hillel, orthodox services, Hillel,
Chabad House, 7:30a.m.; Israel
Conference Day, meeting,
Hillel, 7 p.m.
'Q Institute of Electrical and Elec-
tronics Engineers, technical
luncheon, EECS Building,
Room 1311, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
I Intervarsity Christian Fellow-
ship, meeting, Michigan Union,
Pendelton Room, 7 p.m.
Q Islamic Circle, meeting, Michi-
gan League, 1st Floor, 6 p.m.
Q Korean Student Association,
meeting, Michigan Union,
Room 2209, 7 p.m.
Q Pro-Choice Action, meeting,
MLB, Room B 137, 7:30 p.m.
Q Society of Women Engineers,
general meeting with speaker

toring at the Peace Neighbor-
hood Center, MLB, Room B 134,
7:30 p.m.
Q U-M Sailing Club, meeting,
West Engineering, Room 311,
7:45 p.m.
Q U-M Shotokan Karate, prac-
tice, CCRB, Small Gym, 8-10
p.m.
Q U-M Snowboard Club, The
Cube, 5 p.m.
Q Women's Issues Commission,
meeting, Michigan Union,
Room 2909, 8 p.m.
Events
Q Art Museum, The Other Side of
Michael Kenna, ArtTalk, AV
Room, 12:10 p.m.; Caring for
Your Collection: Painting Con-
servation, Collector's Seminar,
7:30 p.m.
QI Do Very Small Benzene Clus-
ters Melt and Freeze? Answers
and Movie from Computer
Simulations, physical seminar,
Chemistry Building, Room
1640, 4 p.m.
Q How Peculiar Is Japan?, Cen-
ter for Japanese Studies Brown
Bag Lecture Series, Lane Hall,

Economy: Problems and Pros-
pects, lecture, Lane Hall, Com-
mons Room, 4 p.m.
Q Resolved: Title VII Should Be
Repealed-A Debate on Civil
Rights Laws in Employment,
Law School, Hutchings Hall,
Room 100, 7:30 p.m.
Q Russian Tea & Conversation
Practice, MLB, 3rd floor Con-
ference Room, 4-5 p.m.
Q U-M Environmental Law
Society Symposium, Law
School, Hutchings Hall, Room
100, 12 p.m.
Student services
Q Northwalk Safety Walking
Service, Bursley Hall, 763-
9255, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Q Peer Counseling, U-M Coun-
seling Services, 764-8433, 7
p.m.-8 a.m.
Q Professional Development for
International Spouses, Inter-
national Center, Room 9, 1-3
p.m.
Q Psychology Undergraduate
Peer Advising, Department of
Psychology, West Quad, Room

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