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THE MICHIGAN DAILY. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER R 1994

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Largest
class in'U'
history hts
campus
By KIRAN SRINIVAS
Daily Staff Reporter
The new Fab 5 won't be the big-
gest thing on campus this fall. But the
size of their class will.
"Next year's (the fall of 1994) in-
coming class should be the biggest in
University history. It is expected to be
in the 4,900s," said Alan Levy, spokes-
rson for the Housing Division.
While official numbers have not yet
been disclosed, Levy said this year's
class will eclipse the old record of4,833
students set last year.
Director of Undergraduate Admis-
sions Ted Spencer said the University
is thrilled about this year's incoming
class.
"The Office of Undergraduate Ad-
issions has experienced one of its best
4C~ruiting years in some time," Spencer
said. "Our students continue to have
very strong academic credentials."
Spencer said the incoming class
had a middle 50th percentile range on
the SAT of 1090 to 1280 and of 25 to
30 on the ACT. The high school GPA
of the class had a range of 3.4 to 3.9.
The class of 1998 will have stu-
dents from all 50 states. The ratio of
wi-state to out-of-state students is 7:3.
f the out-of-state students, Spencer
said the highest number hail from New
York, Illinois, California and New Jer-
sey.
This year the University is start-
ing its freshman seminar program.
"The seminars will be small classes
on awide variety of topics. The classes
will be in the social sciences, the
natural sciences, humanities and in
quantitative reasoning," said John
Chamberlin, associate dean of LSA.
Chamberlin said the new semi-
nars -which will absorb many incom-
ing students - will prevent many aca-
demic scheduling problems.
The University, however, is not
attempting to increase the size of each
incoming class.
"There is no desire by the Univer-
ity foratrend (of bigger class sizes),"
baid Associate Provost Robert
Holbrook.

Student alcohol
policy asks 'U'
to drink safely

EVAN PETRIE/Daily
And the band played on
Members of the University's marching band practice under the lights in preparation for Saturday's game against
Notre Dame at Elbel Field.
Studntsquestion Union
~~~~~ ent ance oiyatratc

New policy adds no
new sanctions for
alcohol or drug use
By LISA DINES
Daily Staff Reporter
Before students take a sip of their
first beer this semester, the University
wants them to think carefully about the
ramifications of their actions under the
new student alcohol policy.
Over the summer, the Office of
Student Affairs hammered out a stu-
dent alcohol policy that outlines the
University's stance on alcohol use,
but creates no new sanctions for stu-
dent consumption.
The policy - prompted by a fed-
eral mandate - also lists support
services for students and state and
local laws governing alcohol use.
The policy states, "While moder-
ate, legal alcohol use is accepted, the
drinking of alcohol is never encour-
aged." The policy recommends absti-
nence, and excessive use is "always
discouraged."
Dean of Students Royster Harper
said, "(The policy) provides an op-
portunity for us to educate and some-
times, quite frankly, the fact that there
is a policy gives attention in a way
that if we just said, 'Let's talk about
alcohol,' doesn't."
Punishments for violations of the
policy will be handled under the State-
ment of Students Rights and Respon-
sibilities, the University's code of non-
academic conduct.
First-time offenders will receive a
warning letter, but serious alcohol-re-
lated offenses may warrant a hearing to
determine punishment under the code.
"Our primary purpose is not to
punish someone who behaves in a

way that's not appropriate on cam-
pus, but rather to help them under-
stand why their behavior is inappro-
priate," said Mary Lou Antieau,judi-
cial adviser for the code.
The student alcohol policy is
modeled after the policy that gov-
erns University administrators, staff
and faculty.
Delories Sloan, associate dean for
students, was charged with formulat-
ing the policy.
Sloan said she solicited input from
student organizations while creating the
policy. Interfraternity Council Presi-
dent Kirk Wolfe said, "I think the (of-
fice) did an excellentjob of going around
to a wide variety of student groups to
get input on the policy."
The Office of Student Affairs also
is working with individual campus
organizations to develop group-spe-
cific policies.
"We got the input from members
of student organizations and devel-
oped what we entitle a 'low-risk' and
a 'high-risk' policy for those groups
who very rarely use alcohol and for
those groups who use it on a more
frequent basis," Sloan said.
Andrew Wright, external relations
chair for the Michigan Student Assem-
bly, said he does not think the policy is
warrented and fears it will lead to future
sanctioning of student groups.
"It is not necessary. Alcohol is
covered under the code," Wright said.
"It implies that students can be sanc-
tioned for alcohol violation when only
individuals can be (under the code)."
Wolfe disagreed. "We are living
in an age of risk management," he
said, pointing to the policy that the
Interfraternity Council uses to police
its members' consumption.

By LARA TAYLOR
Daily Staff Reporter
After an alleged race in the Michi-
gan Union on Aug. 17, University offi-
cials say they plan to re-evaluate the
Union entrance policy and are asking
students to be aware of their surround-
ings, even in campus buildings.
According to Department of Pub-
lic Safety Capt. James Smiley, the
alleged assailant, Ronald Avelle
Fowler, 37, and the victim, a 23-year-
old female, met at a nearby fast-food
restaurant and then entered the Union
together.
"They took the elevator up to the
top floor and took the stairs down.
The rape took place between the third
and fourth floors in the stairwell,"
Smiley said. The incident occurred
between 8 and 9 p.m.
Fowler was arrested and charged
with 3rd degree criminal sexual mis-
conduct. His preliminary court date
was yesterday in the 15th district.The
hearing was closed to the public.

This incident has left some stu-
dents feeling ill at ease about their
safety.
"You feel safe once you're inside
a University building," said a Dental
graduate student who asked to remain
anonymous. "You usually only worry
about walking around by yourself
outside. The only thing you can do is
not go anywhere alone."
Amy Liu, a first-year LSA stu-
dent, added, "Even if I'm in a group of
just women walking around I feel
afraid."
Neither the alleged attacker nor
victim have any relationship to the
University. This prompted one gradu-
ate student to ask, "What were they
doing in the Union if they weren't
affiliated with the University?"
Associate Dean of Students Frank
Cianciola said non-students are ad-
mitted into the Union under the
building's access policy.
"I.D.s are checked after 9 p.m. on
Fridays and Saturdays only,"

Cianciola said. "A student can bring
in two guests, and the guests must
show I.D. and sign a rok. But the
Union is pretty wide-open."
In light of this incident, the Uni-
versity plans to step up Union secu-
rity by having more directed patrols
and more I.D. checks on "people that.
look like they don't belong," Smiley
said.
But Cianciola said no major
changes are being implemented as of
yet.
After the recent rash of attacks in
the Ann Arbor area, safety should be
a priority at all times, police say.
"Students need to always be aware
of their surroundings," Smiley said.

With small candidate pool, 'U' falls
behind in housing director search

Group Meetings
Q Intervarsity Christian Fellow-
ship - Large Group Meet-
ing, Anderson Room, Michi-
gan Union, 7 p.m.
Q Alcoholics Anonymous, Room
3200, Michigan Union, noon.
Events
Q Undergraduate and Grads and

Young Professionals Hillel
Open House, Over 25 Hillel-
affiliated groups will be repre-
sented, Hillel, 1429 Hill St., 8:30
p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Q NCC Gallery Wall, Works of lo-
cal painter Kathleen Kazmierski
will be displayed, North Campus
Commons.
Q Woodshop Snapshots, A collec-
tion of photographs showing the
Michigan Union Student

Woodshop in action will be dis-
played, Michigan Union Art
Lounge.
0 Gifts of Art, Concert, Classical
Piano, University Hospital
Lobby, 12:30 p.m.
Student services
U Safewalk, 936-1000, UGLi
lobby, 8 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.

By RONNIE GLASSBERG
Daily Staff Reporter
The search for a new University
housing director is now at least two
months behind schedule, with no firm
date set for selection.
In February, Vice President for Stu-
dent Affairs Maureen A. Hartford reas-
signed Robert C. Hughes, who had
served as the division's director for 16
years, to a position in the Office of
Development.
Following the shake-up, Hartford
formed a 12-member advisory com-
mittee in March to find candidates for
theposition.
Garry D. Brewer, search commit-
tee chair and dean of the School of
Natural Resources and the Environ-
ment, has said he plans to conduct
public interviews of several candidates
later this fall.

The committee had planned to hold
the interviews in July, but waited be-
cause of a lack of candidates.
Rodger Wolf, an assistant to the
vice president for student affairs who is
working with the search committee,
said 31 applications have been received.
Wolf said he did not know when the
interviews will be held. Hartford had
said she wanted to select a director
before the start of classes today.
Following the interviews, the com-
mittee will recommend two to three
names to Hartford, who will make the
final decision.
The new director will help lead the
effort to increase living-learning pro-
grams at the University. Hartford wants
all first-year students toiparticipate in a
living-learning experience, such as
the Pilot Program in Alice Lloyd or the
21st Century program in Mary

Markley, by 1996.
"I'm looking for someone who
can help us take the next jump in
housing to work with our schools and
colleges for living-learning experi-
ences," Hartford said.
Brewer said the committee will
strive to find a candidate who can lead
this change.
"The selection is so important for,
the reshaping of the first-year experi-
ence that it's got to be a good one," he
said. "We're looking for someone who
can really define the director of hous-
ing in a large, research university."
The new director's salary will be
negotiated, but will likely be between
$90,000 and $100,000, Wolf said. The
director will oversee the Housing
Division's $60 million budget, its 750
permanent employees and more than
2,000 student staff members.

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STRIKE
Continued from page 1
He said the board was "philosophi-
cally supportive" of multi-year con-
tracts, but the multi-year demand by
the union was only a "small piece of the
pie."
"The union wants a multi-year con-
tract coupled with back-loaded pay

raises. This is notjust about the length
of the contract. It is about money,"
Moseley said.
Speaking on the condition of ano-
nymity, one teacher vigorously dis-
puted the board's contention. "We want
a multi-year contract so we don't have
to settle every one of the issues again
next year. Let the pay increases for the
years after the first one be settled later,

but let's get the rest of it settled now."
The first of the union's court dates
is tomorrow, when the parent group's
request for an injunction against the
strike will be heard.
The librariansdof the Ann Arbor
public library system are also on strike
as part of the teachers' union. Only the
main library branch remains open with
reduced hours and services.

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