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Tomorrow night women have a chance to feel
safe on the streets and "Take Back the Night."

They've played all over the country. Tonight they
will perform at Rackham. Melissa Rose Bernardo
interviews the Friars.

The Michigan baseball team looks to extend it's
five-game winning streak this weekend. The
Wolverines host Indiana in two doubleheaders at
Fisher Stadium.

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Regents experience student life
Board hears presentations concerning substance abuse on campus

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These statistics were presented to the University Board of
Regents at its weekly meeting:

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter
They boarded abus to Mosher Jor-
dan residence hall (MoJo), attended a
lecture on substance abuse and student
life, learned how to use a new com-
puterprogram, and wereoffered aread-
ing list before they left at the end of the
Although it sounds like a prospec-
tive students' orientation to campus,
this was actually the agenda for
yesterday's University Board of Re-
gents' monthly meeting that focused
on student life.
"I think it's exceedingly interesting

because we don't have a lot of direct
contact with students or student life. We
come to campus and go to the board
room and unless specific efforts are
made to expose us to the University, we
just don't see these components," said
Regent Nellie Varner (D-Detroit).
Maureen Hartford, vice president
for student affairs, opened the meeting
by presenting the regents with a profile
of the average first-year student.
Hartford said 40 percent of first-
year students come from families of
divorce. They are optimistic about their
future, politically liberal and interested
in the environment. And when asked

what they do for fun, most will reply
"drink," she added.
"I didn't have as good a knowledge
of the profile of the student of 1996,"
Varner said. "You tend to always think
of students being the way you were, and
of course, they are very different."
Hartford'sintroduction was followed
by a presentation on the prevalence of
substance abuse on campus from Cae-
sar Briefer, director of University Health
Services (UHS).
Briefer said at least 90 percent of
University students have experimented
with alcohol and atleast40 percent with
marijuana before coming to campus.

Varner said the presentation was
"I knew alcohol was a problem but
I didn't realize the extent of it," she
But other regents said they already
knew substance abuse was a problem
on campus.
"I have a son who's a sophomore in
college and adaughter whojust gradu-
ated," said Regent RebeccaMcGowan
(D-Ann Arbor). "I'm aware of how
they and their friends spend a lot of
their time."
Regent Philip Power (D-Ann Ar-
See REGENTS,Page 2

Cases of beer sold weekly in Ann Arbor
U-M students who have had five or
more drinks in one sitting
Fake IDs reported per semester in 1991
Good Time Charley's
Noisy party complaints during Fall Term, 1992
People visiting Counseling Services
for alcohol-related problems
Positive pregnancy tests at University
Health Service
Unwanted pregnancies
Unwanted pregnancies that involve alcohol
with one or both partners

20,000 - 30,000
more than 40%


Source: Caesar Briefer, director, University Health Services


In Its budget for
fiscal year 1994, the
University mandated a
2-percent across-the-
board budget cut for
every department that
receives monies from
the General Fund. This
Is an in-depth look at
how some University
departments will be
specifically affected
by the budget cut.
These stories
administrative cuts;
admissions and
financial aid;
student services;
the Sexual Assault
Prevention and
Awareness Center;
the Lesbian-Gay
Male Programs Office;
computing sites;
hospital funding;
- the Department of
Public Safety.

cri ice
'U' officials devise
plans to deal with
2-percent budget cut

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter
University administrators said the
campus-wide 2 percent budget cut for
next year will be substantial -butthey
are used to it.
"It's like pruning a plant to get it to
grow better," said University President
James Duderstadt.
Bob Holbrook, associate vice presi-
dent for academic affairs, said, while
the University has mandated that cuts
must be made, it is letting individual
units decide where to make the cuts.
Holbrook added that the units will
be asked to fund about 2 percent of their
own salary program.
'That would mean the dean ordirec-
tor of a unit would be expected to find
ways - budget cuts, belt-tightening,
whatever - to give salary increases to
people working for (them)," hesaid.
Walter Harrison, executive director
of University relations, said his unit has
a tentative plan to deal with the cut.
'We're not going to fire anyone or
anything but we've found ways toecono-
mize on mailing and that sort of thing,"
Harrison said.
Harrison said more drastic cuts may
be necessary in the future.

"In my area we tried to cut operat-
ing expenses instead of cutting
people," Harrison said. "We were
able to do that this year but we may
lose people over five years."
Gilbert Whitaker, provost and vice
president for academic affairs, said
his unit has decided to eliminate al-
ready vacated positions.
'We'll either useless extra help or
not fill some positions that are vacant
at this point," Whitaker said.
Connie Cook, executive assistant
to Duderstadt, said the president's
office will make cuts in two areas.
'We had some temporary staff
that we're probably going to recon-
sider and cut back on and I know
we've cut back on subscriptions to
some newspapers and joumals," Cook
But not all administrative units
have to worry about the cuts this year.
'We had some carry over from
last year that we're able to use to
make up for budget cuts this year but
now we're trying to come up with a
priorityranking ... and from thatwe'll
decide where to make cuts (in the
future),"'said Maureen Hartford, vice
president for student affairs.

for Clinton
by David Shepardson
Daily Government Reporter
The University andthe White House
released further information yesterday
regarding Hillary Clinton's engagement
at this year's commencement ceremony.
Thanks in partto some cajolingfrom
Regent Rebecca McGowan (D-Ann
Arbor), who is close friends with the
first lady, Clinton officially accepted
the University's invitation Wednesday.
The White House said yesterday
that Clinton, who is the chair of the
president's task force on health care
reform, will focus heavily on health
care policy and the health care task
force'srecommendations inher address.
But officials said no further details
would be available regarding the first
lady's itinerary for at least 10 days.
"The graduation is in May. We are
still working on April's schedule," said
Julie Hoffer, an aide in the Office of
Presidential Scheduling.
Clinton was asked to speak at com-
mencement in February, University of-
ficials said. Also announced was that
Clinton will receive an honorary doc-
torate of laws at the ceremony Saturday,
Regent Nellie Varner (D-Detroit)
said, "I think it is great that Hillary
Clinton has been chosen. She is an
outstanding first lady who will bring a
different perspective to the University's
commencement exercises."
Officials in the Office of Student
Affairs said a meeting took place
Wednesday to plan the details of
Clinton's visit. They added that some
graduating students may get to meet
with Clinton.
Regent Philip Power (D-Ann Ar-
bor) applauded the decision to select
Clinton as commencement speaker and
said he would vote in favor of an honor-
ary degree for her. Power said the re-
gents had been unofficially informed
that it was "almost for sure" approxi-
mately a week to 10 days ago.
This was about the same time Uni-
versity Department of Public Safety
Director Leo Heatley said he was in-
formed by University officials of
See CLINTON, Page 2

A student boards the bus provided for disabled students.
SStudent affairs will decide on cutbacks

by Michele Hatty
Daily Staff Reporter
The Office of Student Affairs stands
to lose more than $100,000 from its
General Fund budget - potentially af-
fecting anumber of student services -
when the University initiates a 2-per-
cent across-the-board budget cut next
'We're starting to lookover Student
Affairs. We've developed a draft of a
mission statement, which was senttoall

of our staff members March 18," said
Rodger Wolf, assistant to the vice presi-
dent for student affairs.
'Wehave formed abudget task force
team with five or six individuals in it,
and they are meeting periodically, de-
veloping a strategic plan. We have a
series of meetings planned over the next
few weeks," Wolf added.
Prioritizing the units within the of-
fice is an involved process. "'This bud-
get task force put together a list of all of

our offices and functions within Stu-
dent Affairs. What we were requested to
do was to rank each of these things in
order of priority, giving each of them a
high, medium, low or N/A rating that
will help us decide how we put together
our entire budget," Wolf said.
Sam Goodin, director of Services
for Students with Disabilities, which is
a unit within student affairs,said he is
not too worried.
"I think it's probably too soon to tell

at this point. But I think it's certainly
not catastrophic," Goodin said.
Goodin also said there are other
ways to absorb the cut without cutting
services from which students directly
benefit. "Don't buy new computers
... Instead of buying anew copy ma-
chine, keep the old one. Maybe there
are areas, such as travel, that staff can
cut back on. These are all ways to
combat that 2 percent without losing
staff," he said

Justice for Jessica plans rally to support children's rights

by Will McCahill
Daily Crime Reporter
The custody battle for a two-year-
old girl continues tomorrow with a
rally at Ann Arbor City Hall, planned
by vmnn called "Justice' for Jessi.

his paternity -and therefore his rights
to the child -when the girl was three
weeks old and already living with the
Marcia Dykstra, a volunteer for Jus-
te for Jica, said the froiin has told

The case has received national attention, being
the subject of an article in the New Yorker
magazine on the ABC television news program
" 20/20."

speakers at the rally, including Lt. Gov.
Connie Binfield, Vice President of the
National Council for Adoption Mary
Beth Seader, andGeorgeRuss, an attor-
ney who successfully argued a case in

Justice forJessicatargeted state law-
makers in an effort to change Michigan
law so that third parties - such as
adoptive parents - would be able to
seek custody ofachild if that child lived

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