The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, March 24,1993- Page 3
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by Meg Blondin
OK, it's time to play word association.
The Greek system: parties, rush and Greek Week.
Greek Week: games, contests and philanthropy.
Unknown to many people outside the Greek system,
philanthropy - time or money donated to select chari-
ties - is the guiding purpose behind Greek Week's 11-
day collection of limbo contests, the Mr. Greek Week
Pageant and other games.
Based on proceeds from Greek Week '92, this year's
Greek Week should raise an excess of $50,000. The
money will be divided among four local charities and
one national organization.
ColleenSirhal, steering committeememberandcom-
munity service co-chair, said organizers spent eight
months planning Greek Week'93.
"I know of no other student organization that does
near what we do in a one-week time period," Sirhal said.
The local charities that will receive Greek Week
proceeds this year include the Ann Arbor Housing
Coalition, Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, Save
Our Sons and Daughters and Washtenaw Literacy Coun-
The National Association for Perinatal Addiction
Research and Education (NAPARE) will also receive
* Donna DeButts, director of the Washtenaw Literacy
Council, saidherorganization will appreciate the money
it gets from University Greeks - expected to total
"Looking atthe low end of it, $3,000is 10percentof
our budget, excluding our staff expenses," DeButts said.
'That's a significant impact on our program."
DeButts said, specifically, the money will be used to
support programs like one-on-one tutoring and family
literacy. The contribution will also purchase materials,
educational software and possibly a new computer, she
In addition to these five designated philanthropies,
each sorority and fraternity sponsors or co-sponsors an
event to raise money for a charity of their choice.
The Mr. Greek Week Pageant, sponsored by ZetaTau
Alpha Sorority, raised money for the Susan Komen
Breast Cancer Foundation.
AndreaPfaff, Mr. Greek Week Pageantco-chair, said
the contest raised $1,900 for the philanthropy.
"In addition to the money, we had lots of support
from community members with donations of tuxedoes
* for the men as well as the donation of time by the band,"
out the week participants donate more than 2,000 hours
of community service to needy groups.
Ben Alliker, steering committee member and com-
munity service co-chair, said Greeks harbor a tremen-
dous desire to give back to the community.
To kick off Greek Week, a group composed of two
representatives from every house donated 980 hours of
service to five institutions in the Ann Arbor area during
* Community Service Sunday.
Additionally, each team gave at least 50 more hours
to several philanthropies through the Adopt-a-Charity
Teams extended theirservices to institutions ranging
from retirement homes and middle schools to the Uni-
versity Hospitals andBig Brother/Big Sister.Eachhouse
also participated in a food drive.
"There's so many negative things said about the
Greek system, people only see the bad things," Sirhal
said. "But this is what being Greek is all about."
DeButts concurred, "(GreekWeek) isallaboutpeople
raising money who believe in social change and social
by Jennifer Tianen
Daily MSA Reporter
Michigan Student Assembly
members - mystified by the State-
ment of Student Rights and Respon-
sibilities - invited Mary Lou
to speak simply about its meaning.
Last night's meeting was fraught
with specific questions aboutthe state-
ment from representatives, as well as
lengthy explanations by Antieau.
Antieau opened the discussion
with statistics. Currently, the Office
of Student Affairs is researching 15
possible code violations including
charges of assault and battery, fraud,
harassment, property damage, un-
lawful possession and use of alcohol
or drugs, and hazing.
When faced with questions re-
garding particular guidelines of the
statement, Antieau said, "The pur-
pose of the policy has been debated
way before me. I was hired to imple-
LSA Rep. Tobias Zimmerman
raised questions regarding the imple-
mentation of the statement. He
claimed a similar policy at Ferris
State University has been abused.
"I want some reassurance that it
won't happen here," Zimmerman
Antieau attempted to reassure stu-
dents that the statement was not "out
to get them.
"I'm not hereto hurt students, but
to balance the needs of competing
students," Antieau said. "T want to
fairly implement a difficult policy."
To facilitate communication about
the statement, Antieau offered MSA
an open invitation to examine the
documents about the cases located ins
the Office of Student Affairs on thy,
sixth floor of the Fleming Building.
"I invite you to be critical, to raise
the issues brought up tonight and to
challenge the policy," she said.
'U' libraries' rank drops four points
University officials claim decrease does not reflect quality of libraries
by James Cho
Daily Staff Reporter
The University libraries fell from 7th to 11th in
national rankings last year according to a report
conducted by the Association of Research Libraries
in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The report ranked the research libraries in the
U.S. and Canada based on number of holdings,
permanent staff, and total expenditures.
The University libraries including Clements,
Business Administration, Law and Bentley Histori-
cal Library had aholding of6,598,574 volumes and
69,745 current serials and total expenditures of
Harvard University ranked as the top research
library with a holding of 12,294,894 volumes and
"The report was a quantitative count and not a
qualitative comparison," said University Library
Dean Donald Riggs.
Riggs attributed the decline in ranking on budget
constraints and the higher cost of book and journal
"This year the libraries are spending even more
money per volume and are buying more expensive
volumes," he added. "The state has neither cut nor
increased funding for higher education."
A 9 percent increase was required to maintain
current subscriptions, but only a 5.7 percent budget
increase was given by the University.
"With skyrocketing annual subscription costs,
the University Libraries were forced to cut$ 150,000
worth of journals," Riggs said.
The strength of the 17 libraries underUniversity
Library administration was considered when mak-
ing reductions, said Yvonne Wulff, assistant direc-
tor for Collection Management.
"'The strength of the mathematics collection for
example - considered the strongest in the country
and used as a resource for others - was main-
tained," she said.
Wulff added that the University can always
acquire what it does not own so the cuts are not
indicators of quality.
Keith Riles, assistantprofessorofphysics, agreed,
"The University made the cutbacks of journals in a
fairly responsible way given the constraints. But it
is never desirable to lose journals."
The University library
system is the 11th best
research library in North
America according to the
Association of Research
Libraries. The rankings are
based on holdings, staff and
expenditures. The 'U'
system by the numbers:
Group hosts bone marrow drive, educates public
by Scot Woods
Daily Staff Reporter
Students spilled their blood in the Law-
yers' Club Lounge yesterday and Monday,
but it was all for a good cause.
The BlackLaw Students' Alliance (BLSA)
sponsored a bone marrow donor drive and
registered more than 50 people on the Na-
tional BoneMarrow Registry, which matches
potential donors and recipients.
Nurses from the Red Cross drew a 30-
milliliter blood sample from each donor in
order to register them. These samples will be
tested for Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA)
type, which must match that of a recipient to
The drive targeted minorities, who are
underrepresented in the donor pool. Bone
marrow transplants are more likely to succeed
if the donor and recipient are of the same race.
In order to attract minorities, organizers
contacted minority groups from various col-
leges and schools at the University.
Kathy Wordlaw, BLSApresident, said she
is pleased with her group's effort at commu-
nity service. However, she said the response
could have been greater if people were better
educated about bone marrow donation.
The actual bone marrow donation is re-
quested only ifapotential match of HLA type
is found. The donor is then asked to submit to
further, more specific testing.
Wordlaw said the bone marrow donation
is not as painful as popular myth por-
"I think a lot of people fear the pain
of an actual donation down the line,"
she said. "B ut after participating people
realize that a little pain is worth saving
Melissa Worden, aLaw student and
BLSA member said, "We're making an
effort to be more community-minded
and be-more active in political issues."
Sell it in the
Student grou s
Q AIESEC, meeting, usiness Ad-
ministration Building, Room
Q Newman Catholic Student Fel-
lowship Association, Centering
Prayer, 7p.m.; U-MCatholic Stu-
dent Fellowship, 7 p.m.; Baptism
Class, 7:30 p.m.; St. Mary Stu-
dent Parish, 331 Thompson St.
U Social Group for Lesbians, Gay
Men, and Bisexuals, meeting,
East Quad, check room at front
desk, 9 p.m.
U Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice, beginners welcome,
CCRB, Martial Arts Room, 8:30-
Q TaeKwonDo Club, regular work-
out, CCRB, Room 2275,7-8:30
U Tappan Student Association, gen-
eral meeting, Michigan Union,
Kuenzel Room, 8 p.m.
Q Time and Relative Dimensions in
Ann Arbor,meeting, Mason Hall,
Room 2439,8 p.m.
Q U-M Amnesty International,
meeting, EastQuad, Room 122,7
U U-M Engineering Council, meet-
ing, EECS Building, 7 p.m.
Q U-M Ninjitsu Club, practice, I.M.
Building, Wrestling Room G21,
7:30-9 p.m. Room, 8 p.m.
Q The Captain from Koepenick,
Max Kade Haus Winter Movie,
Oxford Housing, Max KadeHaus,
Q Carillon Auditions, for spring/
Room 900, 764-2539, 12:30-2
U Chemistry of HIV Reverse Tran-
scriptase, Protease, and TAT
Inhibitors, organic seminar,
Chemistry Building, Room 1640,
Q Environmental Security and the
United Nations Conference on
Environment and Develop-
ment, Law School,Hutchins Hall,
Room 150,4 p.m.
Q A Forgotten Bronze Culture in
Southwest China-The Shu
Culture, lecture,Rackham, West
Conference Room, 4 p.m.
Q Forum on Weapons Research,
Academic Freedom & Domes-
tic Priorities, Angell Hall, Audi-
torium D, 7:30 p.m.
U International Coffee Hour, Slide
Show on Jerusalem, the Occu-
pied West Bank, and the Galilee,
International Center, Room 9,5-7
Q Law School Application Process,
Student Activities Building,
Room 3200, Career Planning &
Travelling Variety performing, 8-
Q Protest of Diag Policy, Diag, 12-1
Q Robust Seasonal Adjustment of
Economic Time Series, Mason
Hall, Room 451, 4 p.m.; coffee
and cookies, Mason Hall, Room
1443, 3:30 p.m.
Q Roomies, Playfest: Seven Plays in
Seven Days, Frieze Building,
Arena Theatre, 5 p.m.
Q Social Actors and Social Change
in Post-Communist Poland,
CREES Brown Bag Lecture, Lane
Hall, Commons Room, 12 p.m.
Q ECB Student Writing Center,
Angell Hall Computing Center,
Q Northwalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice, Bursley Hall, 763-9255, 8
Q Peer Counseling, U-M Counsel-
ing Services, 764-8433, 7 p.m.-8
Q Psychology Undergraduate Peer
ogy, West Quad, Room K210,10
Q Safewalk Safety Walking Service,
UGLi, lobby, 936-1000, 8 p.m.-
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