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Croup
gathers to
analyze
,Jones' suit
Sexual harassment
case against
President Clinton
focus of bl-weekly
discussion group
By KELLY FEENEY
For the Daily
While the room smelled of beer
and dim lighting set a mellow mood,
the people who gathered at
Dominick's restaurant last night to
informally discuss Paula Jones - the
woman who has sued President
Clinton, charging he sexually harassed
her - were far from subdued in the
relaxing atmosphere.
"I think it's possible Jones met
with Clinton. I think it's possible that
Clinton may have exposed himself to
her. I think it's possible the state troop-
ers thought Jones wanted to be
Clinton's girlfriend. I think it's pos-
sible she may have wanted to be com-
pensated. And, I think it's possible
for Jones to have made up the whole
story," said Paul Donkaz, a part-time
undergraduate student and coordina-
>r of the discussion group.
Last night's topic was drawn from
"The Friends of Paula Jones," an ar-
ticle that appeared in the June 20
edition of The New Yorker maga-
zine. At every bi-weekly discussion,
a magazine article is used as a starting
point to open debate. Donkaz said this
article was chosen because of the rel-
evancy of the subject matter.
*"We think it's an issue worthy of
iscussion. People need to be in-
formed about sexual harassment on
campus and in the workplace,"
Donkaz said.
The group discussed the reasons
behind Jones' allegations. A member
who wished to remain anonymous
said, "On one hand this case is politi-
cally motivated (by the far right) and
on the other hand it's monetarily
*zotivated by Jones."
Cale Matle, another member on
hand, said the case demonstrates the
current trend of people evading re-
sponsibility. By accusing Clinton,
Jones may be avoiding an
acknowledgement that she consented
to whatever occurred between her and
Clinton. Matle said, "somebody's al-
ways blaming someone else."
Though last night's discussion
ended to be left-leaning, Donkaz
called the group non-partisan. "We
are an information forum. We en-
courage people to become informed
about issues like this one, but then it's
up to them to decide to do what they
want to do," he said.
On Oct. 5, the group will meet
again to informally examine the sta-
s of the University's policy on room
iction and student rights.
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The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 23, 1994 -- 5
Volunteer fairl
draws groups,
empy chairs
By JODI COHEN
For the Daily

Karen Ganiard leads an object lesson at the University Museum of Art on an untitled Mark Rothko painting yesterday
afternoon. Object lessons happen every Tuesday and Thursday at the UMMA.
Even Dems and GOParee:
Register to vote by Oct. 11t

By SCOT WOODS
Daily Staff Reporter
As the election approaches, the cam-
paigns heat up.
But while voters are dodging the
flying mud, an important deadline
may fly by as well: Oct. 11. That
marks the last day Michigan citizens
can register to vote in the November
elections.
Deputy City
Clerk Yvonne
Carl said people
can register at
several places,
including Ann
Arbor City Hall
at 100 N. Fifth
Ave., Ann Arbor
public libraries
and any Secre-
tary of State's
office."
"The best op- :
tion is to come
right here to the city clerk's office,"
Carl said. "It eliminates the middle-
men."
Students who have not registered
to vote will also be able to take advan-
tage of several voter-registration
drives sponsored by campus political
groups in coming weeks.
The College Republicans and the
College Democrats both say they plan
to operate drives on the Diag and in
the Fishbowl.
To register, no identification is
necessary, but students must fill out a
short form. The city clerk will then
mail the new voter a confirmation
card indicating the appropriate poll-
ing place.
Most students living near campus
will vote in University buildings, such
as the Michigan Union or a residence
hall.
Though they hold diametrically
opposed political beliefs, College Re-

Sen. Levin, wife of GOP Senate
hopeful to lead campus rallies

It was a day for students to find out
about "meeting all types of terrific
people, learning amazing things, and
making a difference in the commu-
nity," one sign on the Diag read.
No, it was not another Festifall.
Yesterday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
about 25 agencies from Ann Arbor and
Ypsilanti participated in the Volunteer
Fair on the Diag.
This event sponsored by Project
Serve, a group involved with commu-
nity service and social action at the
University, brought together various
service organizations looking to re-
cruit new volunteers and interns.
Randy Ross, a graduate intern at
Project Serve and coordinator of the
Volunteer Fair, said, "It is a good time
for the agencies because they depend
on students so much and they often
don't get to go out and meet them."
However, many of the tables were
still vacant at noon, a time when most
of the registered agencies were sup-
posed to have been at the Diag. Ross
said that over 40 groups were assigned
tables, but some never made it to the
fair.
Many of the agencies that did show
up have ongoing programs that need
volunteers. Some represented yester-
day include the American Red Cross,
Neighborhood Senior Services, the
Peace Corps and the UM Medical Cen-
ter Volunteer Services.
Other groups on the Diag were pub-
licizing upcoming events, hoping to
attract additional participants. The In-
terfaith Council for Peace and Justice
was advertising the Annual Washtenaw
County Hunger Walk.
Rob Carpenter, project coordina-
tor, said the goal of the fair is to publi-
cize service opportunities. "We want
to get the word out and inform people
what is going on in the community," he
said.
He said that some people had signed
up and many others had picked up
brochures about the upcoming walk to
fight hunger.
Many students went to the fair look-
ing for a place in the community where

they could get involved.
LSA sophomore Karen Bovenkerk
said, "I am glad they have this because
I was interested in doing volunteer
work, but I just didn't know what was
available. I wanted to know what ser-
vices were out there that I could volun-
teer in."
For first-year students, the fair was
a chance to find out about different
organizations for the first time.
Beatrice Chen, LSA first-year stu-
dent, said, "I was planning on getting
involved anyway, but this is a way to
find out information. It's very helpful."
Other students were walking
through the Diag between classes when
they decided to stop at the tables to see
what services the different organiza-
tions offered.
Social work graduate student, Kara
Denyer, said she was excited about the
fair because some of the groups relate
to her future career plans as a social
worker.
"I didn't know that this was going
on, but when I started walking through,
I saw some different booths that seemed
interesting for volunteer opportunities.
I am glad I stopped and it's great to see
all of these other people interested,
too," Denyer said.
Anita Bohn, director of Project
Serve, said that there are hundreds of
opportunities for students in the com-
munity, and the fair is just a sample of
them. One group represented was Circle
K International, a community service
organization on campus.
Inteflex sophomore and vice presi-
dent of Circle K, Apama Padiyar, said,
"A lot of people that have signed up for
volunteering signed up during Festifall,
but this is good because it shows how
involved different groups are on cam-
pus. For people who are interested, it is
yet another opportunity to find a way to
serve the community."
The fair was the first campus activ-
ity sponsored by Project Serve five
years ago. It was originally held inside
in January1989.
In 1990, the event was moved to the
Diag.

By SCOT WOODS
Sily Staff Reporter
The politicians are coming! The;
politicians are coming!
A U.S. senator and a pack of
candidates from both parties will
swing through the University this
weekend at two different events.
Tomorrow: the Republican Ar-
mada.
The festivities before the ichi-
gan-Colorado game will include
"The Michigan Tailgate" in Ann
Arbor Pioneer High School's park-
ing lot, nearMichiganStadium. Sev-
eral Republicans of varying promi-
nence are expected at the event,
which is sponsored by the
University's College Republicans
and several other GOP groups.
Former U.S. Rep. Dick Chrysler
will tailgate with other Republicans:
state House hopeful Marty Straub
and state Senate candidate Joe,
Mikulec. Also expected areJane
Abraham- wife of RepublicanU.S.
Senate candidate Spencer Abraham
- and a representative for John
Schall, the GOP candidate for
Michigan's 13th congressional dis-
trict. Other Republican dignitaies
may attend as well.
On Sunday, the Democrats in-
publican Chair Mark Fletcher and Col-
lege Democrats Co-chair Mike
Pokrywka see eye-to-eye on the im-
portance of registering locally.
"It's really important that (stu-
dents) register here in Ann Arbor,
since they live here eight months of
the year," Fletcher said.

vade.
Michigan's junior U.S. Senator,
Carl Levin, will speak at the
University's College Democrats'
mass meeting. The event is set for 7
P.m.intheMichiganUnion's Ander-
son Room.
Though he is not up for re-elec-
tion this year, Levin will speak to the
group on the importance of political
involvement. Levin will then intro-
duce Lynn Rivers, Schall's Demo-
cratic opponent in the 13th U.S. Con-
gressional district .
College Democratsco-chairMike
Pokrywka said his group is hoping
for representatives for U.S. Senate
candidate Bob Can and gubenatorial
candidate Howard Wolpe. They also
expect state Senate candidate Alma
Wheeler-Smith and state House can-
didates z Brater and Mary Schroer'
Local Democraticcandidates will
also prime the political pump Sun-
day. Ann Arbor mayoral hopeful
David Stead, iacutnbentcountycom-
missioner Dave Monforten and city
council candidate Gene Carlberg are
expected at the mass meeting.
Students who are unable to attend
either event can rest assured that there
will be future opportunities to meet
candidates of both parties.
Pokrywka echoed Fletcher's
words, reminding students "you're
living here for four years of your
life."
Students who are registered in an-
other community must re-register in
person.
Since no identification is neces-
sary to register, Carl acknowledged
someone could register twice, if they
incorrectly reported their registration
status in their new community.
"It is possible someone could be
registered in two places. It is illegal,
mind you," she said.
Carl added that when someone reg-
isters in a new community, the city
clerk's office will contact the clerk in
that person's old voting district.
The student vote can be a signifi-
cant factor in local elections, such as
the mayoral and state representative
races.
In the 1992 election, most student-
dominated precincts reported turnouts
of near 50 percent, Carl said. Accord-
ing to the city clerk's documents, nearly
10,000 University students voted that
year.

The cost of skipping class is ..

Correction
1 Because of a printing error, the following information did not appear in yesterday's Daily:
A recent ISR survey of 336 physicians and 341 other Michigan residents found that: 28 percent of physicians and
40 percent of the general public think the state Legislature should "definitely enact Plan A," 26 percent and 27 percent
said "probably enact Plan A," 8 percent and 9 percent were uncertain, 9 percent and 3 percent said "probably keep
assisted suicide illegal," and 29 percent and 22 percent said "definitely keep suicide illegal."

By AMY MENSCH
Daily Staff Reporter
For many students at the Univer-
sity, it is tempting to skip classes.
From the student who has one too
many drinks at the bar to the student
who isn't motivated to walk to class
when it is below freezing outside, many
choose the convenient option of sim-
ply going back to bed.
But what is the real cost of missing
classes at the University?
Students who miss classes are, in
effect, throwing away their own money.
Since they pay more tuition, out-of-
state students lose more money per
class than in-state students. Similarly,
upper-division (juniors and seniors)
lose more money than lower-division
(first-year students and sophomores)
each time they miss a class.
But how much are students losing?
The average students takes 31 cred-
its hours during the fall and winter
semesters. Based on that average ,the
cost for a lower division in-state stu-
dent is approximately $168 per credit
hour or $12 per class, while the cost for
a lower-division, out-of-state student
is approximately $513 per credit hour
or $37 per class. For upper-division in-
state students, the cost percredit hour is
approximately $185 or $13 per class
and for upper-division out-of-state stu-
dents the cost is approximately $549
per credit hour or $39 per class.
Tuition rates are as follows: lower-

division residents pay $5,215; lower-
division non-residents pay $15,907;
upper-division residents pay $5,729
and upper-division residents pay
$17,033.
So if students pay so much money,
why do so many students miss their
lectures and discussions? Reasons vary
from having a late night out, bad
weather, not being able to get out of
bed in the morning, wanting to hang
out and socialize on the diag to simply
not wanting to go to class.
Karen Oliver, an LSA sophomore,
said because her "tuition is prepaid
she does not think about how much
missing class actually costs because
she never actually sees the money."
LSA senior Bryan Raskin said he
never skips class. "I pay a lot of money
for my education and I don't want to
cheat myself." But he admits his main
concern his first two years was not
academics - it was partying. He at-
tributes his new attitude to maturing.
Even though classes cost a lot,
students are mixed about whether or
not skipping class or a handful affects
a student's academic standing.
Toni Morales, an academic ad-
viser, said she feels strongly that there
is "a definite correlation between skip-
ping classes and doing well in the
same classes but I don't know exactly
where the line is." Morales believes
that in the long run "skipping classes
catches up with students."

Fdday
Q U-M Taekwondo Club, begin-
ners welcome, 747-6889, CCRB,
2275, 7-8:30 p.m.
U SaintMary StudentParish, Peer
Minister Overnight, 663-0557,
Brighton, 5 p.m.
U-M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do
Club, Men & Women, begin-
ners welcome, 994-3620, CCRB,
Rm. 2275,6-7 p.m.
U "Metamorphic Fluid Processes
-A bridge too far for equilib-
rium petrology?" with Bruce
Yardley, Scott Turner Series,
Chemistry Bldg., Rm. 1640, 4
p.m.

O Fall Equinox Celebration, Eye of
the Spirao, 998-0725,ICC Educa-
tion Center, 1522 Hill, 7:30 p.m.
O Michigan Women's Issue Net-
work Mass Meeting,741-8154,
Henderson House, 1330Hill, Din-
ing Room, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday
U Paws With a Cause Dog Walk-a-
thon, 971-5112, Hudson Mills
Metropark, Dexter, 9 a.m.
U Reform Chavurah,Havdalah Ser-
vi Hillel, 7:30 p.m.
Q Saint Mary Student Parish,
Women's Spirituality Group, Cen-

Students Involved for the G1-
bal Neighborhood, 662-5189,
Guild House, 802 Monroe, 5
p.m.
U Free Car Wash, Michigan
Marching Band, 769-7691,
Revelli Hall, 350 Hoover, park-
ing lot, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
U Detroit Folk Mass, Joanne
Chadwick preaching, 10 a.m.,
"An Inclusive Church for an
Exclusive Age," 11:30 a.m.,
Lord of Light Lutheran Church,
801 S. Forest, 668-7622.
U Kaleidoscope/Undergraduate
Art History Association Mass
Meeting, 913-9270, Tappan
Hall, basement, 2 p.m.

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