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By ADAM MILLER
DAILY FOOTBALL WRITER
Traditionally, the Michigan-Ohio
State football game has major impli-
cations on the Big Ten race. Some-
times it's a winner-take-all show-
down, with the winner claiming the
title and the loser settling for second.
Sometimes, it means the difference
between a shared title and an outright
one. Sometimes, the rivalry is played
just for pride.
This one's for the Roses.
If you are Ohio State, that is. The
No. 5 Buckeyes (6-0-1 Big Ten, 9-0-
1 overall), who already have a share
of the crown locked up, face the Wol-
verines (4-3, 6-4) tomorrow, needing
a victory to claim an outright title and
the trip to Pasadena; Wisconsin would
go instead with a Buckeye loss and a
sweep of its last two games.
the game has
ments are final-
ized, the Wol-
ably claim a
spot in the Hall
of Fame Bowl,
played Jan. 1 in
with a victory.
A loss puts the
in doubt, with
everything from the
Sunshine Bowl (Jan. 1 in Miami) to
See BUCKEYES, Page 10
Michigan wide receiver Walter Smith and his teammates hope to ruin Ohio State's Rose Bowl plans with a victory tomorrow at Michigan Stadium.
MSA mishaps force election recount
This chart shows the graduation
rates for different ethnic groups.
Cumulative percent graduating after
4 yrs. 5 yrs. 6.yrs
African American 33.8 57.8 64.0
Hispanic/Latino 51.4 70.3 73.9
Native American 40.0 63.2 63.2
Asian American 63.5 84.5 86.9
White 65.3 84.8 87.0
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By KAREN TALASKI
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Although the results of the 1993 Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly Fall elections came as a surprise to no
one, the way the votes were allegedly counted caused
some raised eyebrows.
Several students have made allegations that elec-
tion workers were drinking alcohol as the ballots
were being tallied in the MSA chambers in the
Michigan Union and that more than 150 votes were
miscounted, lost or thrown away.
Assembly members were busy recounting ballots
all day yesterday in an attempt to verify the results
released by Election Director Christian Payne
Although yesterday's results will not be official
until they are certified by MSA's election court,
Payne said three winners in the election for LSA
representatives were incorrectly reported.
Conservative Coalition candidates Kristin
Lehman, Tracy Robinson and Andrew Wright were
the actual winners.
In previous elections, MSA has recounted the
ballots after petitions from candidates have been
filed for a recount.
"I guess somebody misplaced some of the bal-
lots," said MSA Vice President Brian Kight. "We've
(recounted) before when it's been close and we find
ballots that haven't been counted. ... A couple of
ballots can be significant with the ranked ballot
Dave Pava, a Keg Party candidate in the LSA
Student Government elections (LSA-SG) and an
assembly member, said he found about five un-
opened ballots thrown away outside of LSA-SG
offices in the Union after the ballots had been counted.
Pava said that a Beavis n' Butt-Head candidate
was among those counting the votes for LSA-SG, a
situation that may have influenced the outcome of
LSA-SG's presidential election.
"I've never seen such incompetence since I was
on the student council in the seventh grade," Pava
said. "I have that feeling that something's amiss."
Along with these allegations, an anonymous stu-
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Medical scientists address Board of Regents
SOURCE: Registrar's Reports 862,863 and 864 ANDREW TAYLOR/Daily
*M andate 's progress
By NATE HURLEY
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
While the University boasted its
largest enrollment of students of
color earlier this week, some stu-
dents criticize the University for
not being serious about its commit-
Went to diversity.
Alethea Gordon, spokesperson
for the Black Student Union, said
the University needs to take more
pro-active measures to recruit Black
"Through the Black Action
Movements, the University agreed
to increase the number of African
American students on this campus
to be what the numbers are in this
nation," she said. "Fourteen percent
should be the minimum number of
African American students."
While Black student enrollment
is up to 8.1 percent of the student
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N Regents agree on
the importance of
on substance abuse.
By MELISSA PEERLESS
DAILY NEWS EDITOR
The University Board of Regents
was exposed to the wonderful world
of science at its meeting yesterday.
The session, which took place in
the auditorium of the Maternal and
Child Health Care Center at Univer-
sity Hospitals, was short on questions
and long on information.
Boardmembers relaxed and lis-
tened intently to presentations by
medical and research personnel.
An overview of campus activities
related to alcohol and other drugs
showed that the University is making
strides in the areas of research, pre-
vention and treatment.
Frederic Blow, a researcher at the
University's Alcohol Research Cen-
ter, described some of the major
projects going on in that department.
He said researchers are currently
focusing on the effect of alcohol abuse
on the elderly.
"We are investigating the use of
alcohol throughout the lifespan, ex-
amining the clinical aspects of alco-
hol and aging," Blow said, adding
that Medicare costs for treatment of
alcohol abuse in people over 65 equal
the amount spent on heart attacks.
Substance Abuse Center Execu-
tive Committee member Beth Reed, a
professor in the School of Social
Work, said the problem of alcohol
abuse is an important social issue that
deserves scientific attention.
"Researchers need to separate the
scholarly aspect from what they read
in the newspapers about drug addicts
and alcoholics," she said.
She said her office aims to stimu-
late study about substance abuse and
disseminate any information they,
"Our work ranges from
microcellular study to examining the
international availability of cocaine
and heroine and the impact on na-
Reed also discussed the progress
and future plans for the University's
Initiative on Alcohol and Other Drugs.
She said the second phase of the
project aims to revise University cur-
ricula to include the study of alcohol
and other drugs.
"There is no substantial number
of courses available through any Uni-
versity school or college," she said,
adding that this subject should be
addressed from many interdiscipli-
Regent Shirley McFee (R-Battle
Creek) stressed the necessity to edu-
cate students in this area.
"We need to educate students so
they can get some effective ways to
encourage people to know they have
a problem," she said. "Communities
are facing a problem with alcohol.
We need to develop programs to edu-
cate and publicize the issue."
McFee cited the impact of warn-
ings and negative publicity in reduc-
ing the population of smokers.
In other -news, three University
researchers presented their innova-
Dr. Max Wicha, director of the
University's Comprehensive Cancer
See REGENTS, Page 2
Ceremony to commend construction
can UGLi, and other 'U'renovations
By RONNIE GLASSBERG
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
The big hole in the Diag and the con-
struction at the UGLi may have confused
three construction projects.
The most expensive of the three projects
will be the renovation of the East Engineer-
ing Building to hold the Mathematics and
pensive, the renovation and addition to the
UGLi will affect the greatest number ofj
students. 6 $s
Barbara MacAdam, head of the library,