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The Michan Daily-Thursday, November18,193-3
Greeks elect new leadership to improve system

By APRIL WOOD
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Talk of parties and beer nade way
for heartfelt emotional statements at
this week's elections to choose the
men and women who will lead the
University's Greek system for the
* coming year.
Candidates running for executive
positions on the Interfraternity Coun-
cil (IFC) and Panhellenic Association
(Panhel) presented their plans for im-
proving and reforming the more than
60 fraternities and sororities on cam-
pus.
Theta Chi Vice President Kirk
-Regents to
reconsider
investment
o iS.Africa
By NATE HURLEY
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Approval of a resolution for the
University to reinvest in South African
companies is among agenda items for
te University Board of Regents at its
meeting tomorrow.
FollowingamotionbyRegentPhilip
pwer (D-Ann Arbor) the regentsvoted
last month for the administration to
look into reinvesting in South Africa.
The motion was prompted by South
African racial negotiations, Nelson
Mandela's request for an end to the
economic boycott and President
Clinton's executive order changing
American policy.
In an interview yesterday, Univer-
sity President James Duderstadt said
the administration will report back to
the regents on the issue.
"The real discussion will be at this
meeting," he said.
Farris Womack, executive vice
president and chief financial officer,
will submit a request that the board
remvesinvestentrestrictiaonsadopted
in March 1983.
Also this week, the regents will:
bear presentations on Medical
school research programs and Univer-
sity-wide alcohol and drug programs
this-afternoon;
r hearcomments frommembers of
the men's gymnastics team about the
University's proposed cutting of their
program during public comments;
receive an annual report from the
Senate Advisory Committee on Uni-
versity Affairs tomorrow morning;
0 conducttheregularmonthlymeet-
ing tomorrow morning, including dis-
cussion on South African investment;
- discusstheconstructionofaNorth
Campus Bell Tower; and,
- attend groundbreaking ceremo-
nies for the UGLi, Randall Lab and the
East Engineering Building tomorrow.

Wolfe was elected IFC president dur-
ing elections in the Union Ballroom
last night.
Stressing the need for open com-
munication between fraternities, Ann
Arbor residents and sororities, Wolfe
outlined his plans for the coming year.
He said that, as president, he would
focus on making the Greek system
more personal.
IFC presidential candidate Andy
Huang, a member of Kappa Sigma,
also called outward communication a
crucial element in improving the rela-
tionship between fraternities and the
Ann Arbor and University communi-

ties.
In his campaign speech, he said he
would bring to the Greek system "a
more pro-active role in getting the
positive aspects of IFC into the com-
munity."
Wolfe said he hopes to work with
Panhel to promote a positive image of
the two organizations.
Candidates in Panhel's Tuesday
elections emphasized enforcement of
the Greek system's alcohol policy as
a main objective.
Newly elected Panhel social chair
Marcy Morton, who is a member of
DeltaZeta sorority, called the alcohol

policy one of the most important is-
sues is confronting the organization
this year.
"As social chair I want to ensure
that the alcohol policy is obeyed by
all organizations in the Greek system
and make the Greek system more
unified," Morton said.
Almost 100 sorority members at-
tendedPanhel'selections, and Morton
called the atmosphere enthusiastic.
She said many people see Panhel
as an important body, and want to
contribute to it.
She added that she thinks people
run for executive officer positions in

the hope that they will be able to help
the Greek system.
Sigma Kappamember Julie Stacey
was elected Panhel president. Other
Panhel officers were not available.
Theta Chi Bob Jasak was elected
IFC programming vice president and
Kappa Sigma Andy Huang will serve
as social vice president.
Alpha Delta Phi member Ryan
Boeskool will be internal affairs vice
president and Evan Greebel of Tau
Kappa Epsilon will be vice president
for recruitment.
Beta Theta Pi's James Powell is
vice president of external affairs.

IFC candidates discussed parking,
attracting first-year students and im-
proving the reputation of the Greek
system.
Newly elected IFC Executive Vice
President Steve Townsend of Beta
Theta Pi will oversee all judicial mat-
ters for the IFC.
He said he plans to interact di-
rectly with individual fraternities.
Wolfe said he feels the Greek sys-
tem is one of the strongest organiza-
tions on campus, and added that he
wants to "make sure that (individual
fraternities) understand what's going
on."

A WILDE TIME

Cable TV to be
in dorms within
a few weeks

MARY KOUKHAB/Dally
Pat Galloway (right) and William Needles (left), members of the Stratford Festival, answer questions from the
audience after performing Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Earnest' at the Power Center yesterday.
Men's gymnatics appeal for survival

By SHELLEY MORRISON
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Students who have been anxiously
waiting for the biggest and best-ad-
vertised hook up of the year will soon
find the wait is over.
Installation crews from Columbia
Cable, the company contracted by the
University to connect each residence
hall room with cable, said they expect
to complete the job within the next
two to three weeks.
"We're 95 percent finished and
closing in fast," said Columbia Cable
Vice President Ronald Harmon.
West Quad, Mosher-Jordan and
Helen Newberry are the lastresidence
halls to undergo installation.
Harmon said the job, which began
in early May and was slated for
completion by Sept. 1, was delayed
by 60 days because of late equipment
delivery, postponed access to dormi-
tories and complicated.contractnego-
tiations with the University Housing
Department.
Housing Department officials said
part of the difficulty in drafting the
installation contracts was that the
University wanted dorms wired for
the regular cable package but also
available for future University educa-
tional programming.
Though specific educational pro-
grams have not been set, the Housing
Department will have a "bulletin
board" channel to announce daily
events and a movie channel spon-
sored by the Residence Hall Associa-
tion.
Housing Department Business
Manager Larry Durst said the Univer-
sity decided to install cable wiring to
improve the quality of life in resi-
dence halls.
"We're very concerned about get-

tingstudentswhatthey wantandcable
is something students are used to hav-
ing in their homes," Durst said.
"(Television) is something many
of us use to relieve stress or to be
entertained and you just don't gdt
reception in the dorms," Durst said.
"The expectation of students should
be higher than having to put alumi-
num foil on their antennae and stick-
ing it out the window."
Durst said funding for cable in-
stallation was provided by Columbia
Cable and is an extension of the ser-
vice already in place in most resi-
dence hall lounges.
The basic cable package will be
free to students. Additional movie
channels such as Cinemax can be
ordered for the discounted rate of $15
per room, Durst said.
"We think it's a win for cable, a
win for the University and a win for
students," he said.
But some students in West Quad,
the currentprojectofColumbiacrews
feel differently.
"(Installation) is really a nuisance
because of the noise," said Engineer-
ing sophomore ShaunaNolin. "I don't
even have a TV and it's really a pain
for studying and sleeping."
WestQuad Director Jackie Mims-
Hickmon said the noise of the instal-
lation is controlled by a restricted
time period of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for
workers.
Mims-Hickmon said complaints
have been minimal.
Other students seem anxious for
the arrival of cable.
"It's the thing most peopleIknow
have been looking forward to all
year," said LSA sophomore Jeffrey
Lee, "and the wait hasn't seemed
that long."

By BRYN MICKLE
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
In an eleventh hour appeal today,
the men's gymnastics team will seek
a stay of execution from the Univer-
sity Board of Regents.
Coach Robert Darden and mem-
bers of the gymnastics team will ask
the board to reverse an Athletic De-
partment decision to drop the sport at
the conclusion of this academic year.
Last March, Athletic Director Jack
Weidenbach announced the school
was cutting the sport for a variety of
reasons, among them the need to com-
ply with perceived gender equity
mandates.
The team feels the Athletic De-
partment was less than fair in its de-

termination to drop the sport.
"We're questioning if the right
information was provided to the Board
of Control of Intercollegiate Athlet-
ics," Darden said.
Darden added that the team was
denied due process in the Board of
Control decision.
"No review committee was estab-
lished, none of my peer coaches were
included in the process, nor was I
asked to present information or argu-
ments in defense of men's gymnas-
tics," he said.
Weidenbach said the decision was
made for financial reasons and the need
to come into line with gender equity
constraints. He added the fact that wan-
ing interest in the sport on the high

school and collegiate level was also a
factor in the decision to drop the sport.
In the past year, the University of
Califomia-Los Angeles and Arizona
State University announced plans to cut
their men's gymnastics programs.
Darden, however, believes the
Michigan decision was made on the
assumption that other Big 10 schools
would cut their men's gymnastics pro-
grams - an assumption that did not
prove correct when an August Big 10
report revealed Michigan was the only
school that had cut men's gymnastics.
"I have to question the timing (of
Michigan's decision)," Darden added.
The team will make theirappeal at4
p.m. inthe Anderson Room in theMichi-
gan Union.

* Police
Beat
Students assaulted on
State Street
An Engineering junior and two of
his friends told the Ann Arbor Police
Department (AAPD) they were as-
saulted whilecoming home from anarty

early Saturday morning.
The student said he and his friends
meta group of men with shaved heads
or crew cuts, wearing army jackets
and boots, on the 1000 block of State
Street.
The student, who was riding his
bike, allegedly asked the group of
between six and seven men to clear
thesidewalk sohe couldpass through.
According to police reports, the
group members replied to his request
by yelling obscenities at him.
The student said one man pushed

him in the back as he went through the
crowd. Immediately after being
shoved, the victim said he felt some-
thing hard, possibly a bottle, hit him
in the back of the head.
He then got off his bike and was
confrontedby another oneof the men.
At this point, he said, group members
surroundedhim, and someone hithim
in the back of the head with a fist.
After being hit, the victim fell to
the ground and several of the men
kicked him, reports said. Following
the incident, the men left.

Woman attempts
kidnapping at mall
A mother brought her children to
ArborlandMall Sunday afternoononly
to have a woman try to kidnap her four-
month-old son twice.
According to AAPD reports, the
mother was watching herotherchildon
a train ride when a woman allegedly
tried to take the cart with the baby.
The mother was able to grab the
cart, but said she saw the same woman,
in another location a short time later.

The woman allegedly began pulling the
frontof the cart again. The mother then
threatened to call mall security.
Arborland security officials were
unaware of the incident, which was
reported to the AAPD. However, they
said under such circumstances it is
likely they would step up security.
Students nabbed in
underground tunnels
Early Saturday, security alarms sent
officers from the University's Depart-
ment of Public Safety (DPS) to tunnels

underneath both Clements Library and
West Engineering.
The officers located three people
near the West Engineering entrance to
the tunnel. The intruders said they en-
tered the tunnel through the East Engi-
neering entrance. They were arrested
for unlawful entry.
In the report the students said they
were just being curious. The tunnel
door is kept locked but had been left
open, allowing anyone to enter.
-By Ronnie Glassberg
Daily StaffReponer

Student groups
'0 Amnesty International, weekly
meeting, Dana Building, Room
1040, 7:30 p.m.
U Archery Club, meeting and
practice, Sports Coliseum, 6-
10 p.m.
Baha'i Student Association,
meeting, FriezeBuilding, Room
4068, 7:30-9 p.m.
U Campus Crusade for Christ,
weekly meeting, Dental Build-
ing, Kellog Aud., 7-9 p.m.
O Circle K International, weekly
meeting, St. Street Stuchies,
7:30 p.m.
O English Association, meeting,
Haven Hall, seventh floor
lounge, 4-5 p.m.
O Gospel Chorale Rehearsal,
Trotter House Auditorium, 7

Michigan Union, Kuenzel
Room; Michigan League,
Henderson Room, 7 p.m.
O People Opposing Weapons Re-
search & Promoting Eco-
nomic Conversion, weekly
meeting, Angell Hall, Room
444C, 8-10 p.m.
Q Rowing Team, novice practice,
boat house, men 3, 4, 5 p.m.;
women 3:30,4:30, 5:30 p.m.
Q SaintMary Student Parish, par-
ish pastoral council, 331 Th-
ompson, 7 p.m.
O Society of Women Engineers,
meeting, EECE Building, Room
1200,6:15-7:30 p.m.
Q Taiwanese American Students
for Awareness, skit practice,
Michigan Union, Pond Room,
7:30 p.m.

Multicultural Initiatives, East
Quad, Green Lounge, 7-9 p.m.
U Letter Perfect: Reference Let-
ter Files, sponsored by Career
Planning and Placement, 3200
Student Activities Building,
4:10-5 p.m.
U Haim Koren-The Peace Pro-
cess: Risks and Opportuni-
ties, sponsored by Hillel, 7p.m.
U Nationwide Insurance, spon-
sored by Career Planning and
Placement, Michigan Union,
Room 1209, 7-8 p.m.
U Political Reform in Post-War
Japan, speaker: Shoichi
Koseki, sponsored by the Cen-
ter for Japanese Studies, lecture
series, Lane Hall Commons
Room, noon.
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