The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 18, 1995 - 3
.Fraternities to begin biannual search for members Sunday
By MEGAN SCHIMPF
For the Daily
Colored sheets of paper and Diag boards
dot the campus, announcing the beginning of
another season at the University. Winter Rush
for fraternities begins Sunday.
While Rush numbers have declined na-
tionally, the University has had a constant
numbers of rushees, said Interfraternity Coun-
cil Rush Chair Jim Volpi.
The Rush process will be explained at 7
tonight during a mass meeting in the Michi-
gan Union Ballroom, where rushees can ask.
questions at tables set up by each house.
"I think the role of a fraternity is to take a
relatively inexperienced individual and de-
velop him into a mature human being," Volpi
The University's 34 fraternities open their
doors to rushees Saunday between 4 and 10
p.m. Men are invited to visit as many houses
as they can, and the visitation process is not
"Go to as many chapters as you would
like, or go as few houses as you would like,"
Jamie Reynolds, a Kinesiology junior,
rushed last winter and visited four houses
before pledging Theta Chi.
"I would say to go to five or six the first
day, and spend about an hour at each one,"
Reynolds said. "Make a few choices, and then
by the last few days, have it narrowed to two,
maybe three, houses."
Houses may begin to offer bids - invi-
tations to join the house - just a few days
into Rush. The number of bids issued when
the invitation is given will depend on the
Reynolds said rushees should not try to
conform to a standard they believe a house
"I look for people who are genuine," said
Reynolds, who has a vote in who receives bids
from his house. "We don't want someone to
come in and say what they think Theta Chi
would want them to say.... But (we want) the
people who aren't telling you what you're
looking for, but what they're looking for.
That's pretty respectable."
Volpi recommends that rushees ask house
members questions that are important to them
personally, including academic standards,
charities, intramural sports and costs.
"I think you need to feel comfortable with
the brothers and feel you belong with them,
the philanthropies and the leadership oppor-
tunities," Volpi said. "For each person out
there, there's a fraternity on campus for them."
Reynolds said the worst thing a rushee
could do is judge a house based on its reputa-
"To go in with a closed mind and let your
feelings be dictated by your expectations is
the worst," he said. "You can't be closed-
minded about the stereotypes of the houses."
Rush continues each night through Jan.
26. Some houses will extend rush for three
days of the next week, depending on the
number of rushees in the first week.
The University holds a dry Rush, meaning
no alcohol or illegal substances are permitted
at any Rush events or in the houses at any time
during the five days of Rush.
IFC passed anti-hazing legislation ear-
lier this year in response to violations at the
Sigma Phi Epsilon house.
"Hazing is strictly forbidden," Volpi said.
"Sig Eps was a rare case. We've taken mea-
sures and passed the legislation. Anybody
who comes into a fraternity shouldn't have to
deal with that."
Any Rush policy violations are reported to
Volpi and the Rush Infractions Committee,
and then forwarded to IFC and the Greek
Actions Review Panel, which metes out pun-
Volpi said the fraternity system offers
more than a social life.
"A lot of people look at fraternities and
only associate them with parties. But frater-
nities do a lot of community service, schol-
arship and athletics," Volpi said. "Parties
are a part of fraternities, but they're not the
only thing - they're not the sole thing."
DETROIT (AP) - Vice President
Al Gore took a walking tour of one of
the city's most blighted neighborhoods
yesterday and listened as Mayor Den-
nis Archer told him how Mack Avenue
used to be a vital part of the city.
Later, Gore held a town meeting
with area residents at the Greater Christ
Baptist Church and told them that they
must work to ensure that a $100 million
federal aid package announced last
month helps revitalize the area.
"What we want is to take the boards
off (the empty buildings) and to put
businesses in the vacant lots," he said.
During his walk with Gore, Archer
noted how the area had deteriorated
over the years.
"v'Communites that look like this -
"Cmuiista oklk hswith a lot of vacancies, a lot of boarded
up buildings - are ones that don't have
small businesses right in the commu-
nity," Gore said. "The empowerment
zone will change that, we think."
"It will change it," Archer declared.
Archer explained how the Small
Business Association would establish
a one-stop shop to help entrepreneurs
secure loans and private business had
agreed to supplement the funding.
The block on Mack Avenue on
Detroit's lower east side that Gore and
Archer walked Tuesday is included in
Detroit empowerment zone. There is
still one business still operating there,
however, Dot and Etta's Shrimp Hut,
where they each bought a shrimp plat-
*,ter and hush puppies.
When asked who paid the $16.54
bill, Gore said, "It was Dutch treat. I
was going to treat (Archer), but I didn't
have enough money, so he put up some
Gore told residents that funding
for the empowerment zone shouldn't
decrease with the Republican major-
ity in Congress because it has had
bipartisan support from the onset.
In answering another question, he
said funds would go to established
businesses as well as new businesses.
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the North Campus Commons.
By AMY MENSCH to focus t
Daily Staff Reporter Leithc
The University Medical Center has had an i
formed a partnership with Motor Meals agenciest
and the Housing Bureau for Seniors, Through 1
two Ann Arbor community agencies, Universit
to sustain and expand services to the is strengtl
area's elderly. overall h
Motor Meals Executive Director Jo "From
Brown said the Medical Center guar- tive, this
antees an annual budget of $192,000, our coma
about 30 percent of which is raised by which is
the agency. Housing Bureau Executive mission,"
Director Carolyn Hastings said the Twos
Medical Center donates somewhere "mission"
between $125,000 to $130,000 - 70 fordable h
percent of its basic budget. citizens w
The Medical Center uses discre- selves. O
tionary funds to offer stable funding for other hea
both agencies. clients tot
Joanne Leith, the Medical Center's Brown
administrator of Patient and Family "makes a
Support Services, said this new alli- us rather1
ance is expected to bring important the next5
benefits to all three organizations. Brown
Although the University Medical nership, N
Center contributed to these two area ers food t
agencies in the past, the agencies faced residentse
financial difficulties and were forced by on the
heir energies on fund raising.
said the hospital has always
nterest in cooperating with
that are not medical services.
this partnership, she said, the
y Medical Center believes it
hening its commitment to the
ealth care needs of the aging.
n the medical center perspec-
new arrangement enhances
mitment to the community,
a vital part of our overall
services that fall under this
'are providing food and af-
housing for seniors and other
who can not care for them-
ften physicians, nurses and
lth care workers refer their
n said the new agreement
financially stable world for
than worrying about where
50 cents comes from."
n added that before the part-
Motor Meals - which deliv-
o about 110 Ann Arbor area
each day - was just getting
skin of their teeth.
"We could not do a lot of pro-
grams we can do now and we had also
had a long waiting list. Things were
very hard. We fund raised to pay the
bills for that month," she said.
Now the group is able to have
provide for people who are on diabetic
diets and those with special nutritional
Hastings said the Housing Bureau,
which helps over 2,000 people each
year, expects the alliance will provide
a new opportunity to ensure housing
availability for the elderly.
Hastings said she is thankful for the
new agreement because it will allow
the organization to offer more com-
petitive salaries to qualified workers.
"We were really, really pleased the
budget went up. Now that employees
for the agency are part of the
University's retirement plan, the agency
is not causing future problems for its
By DANIEL JOHNSON
Daily Staff Reporter
ENACT, the student environmen-
tal group, wants students living in
Hill-area residence hallsto look at
their daily routines and find ways to
conserve the earth's resources.
Last week. ENACT started
"Wolver-Green Games," an environ-
mental contest for the residents of
Couzens, Alice Lloyd, Mosher Jor-
dan and Stockwell residence halls.
"The Wolver-Green Games is a
positive, simple way to introduce en-
vironmental issues into the residence
halls," said Mark Reeves, ENACT
member and one of the game organiz-
ENACT offers awards to halls that
reduce waste, increase recycling and
conserve energy and water. The hall
that conserves the most per resident
by April will win a live band dance
Each participating hall is eligible
to win an ice cream party if their
conservation in January exceeds stan-
dards set by ENACT.
ENACT members will gauge the
conservation performance of the resi-
dence halls throughout the semester
by reviewing resource-use statistics
provided by the University.
Reeves noted the success of simi-
lar competitions at other schools.
"Two years ago, the University of
Wisconsin at Madison saved $16,000
playing this game," Reeves said.
Accompanying the contest, edu-
cational programs will be broadcast
on WOLV - the campus TV station
- including special Wolver-Green
speakers and videos.
Erica Spiegel, recycling coordi-
nator for the University, expressed
enthusiasm about the pilot project.
I think it's a great
start. If students get
involved in the contest,
they may form habits
which will last for a
- Mary Cherng
"If it saves money for their resi-
dence hall, it will ultimately save stu-
dents money," she said.
"There are things that students
cannot control, such as building heat,
yet they can do things like turning off
the water when they're brushing their
teeth," Spiegel said.
On the Wolver-Green Games' in-
formational pamphlet, ENACT listed
about 30 simple things University stu-
dents can do to help improve the en-
These include: Only wash when
you have a full load of clothes, use a
handkerchief instead of tissues anl
bring your own bag or backpack when
The University also has provided
an interactive computer program to
give recycling tips. "Yu-Kan Toucan
Recycles" is available at ResComp
computing sites in the utilities fold-
"I think it's a great start. If stu-
dents get involved in the contest, they
may form habits which will last for a
lifetime," said Stockwell resident
Reeves said, "(Wolver-Green
Games) have been successful in the
past and will create positive visibility
for environmental issues."
Criminals swipe cash, checks,
credit card from residence hails
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From 5 a.m. Monday to 5 a.m.
yesterday, Departmentof Public Safety
(DPS) officers were dispatched to resi-
dence halls seven times, with a major-
ity of the calls originating from Mary
At 1:09 p.m. Monday, DPS was
called to Mary Markley on a report of
larceny from a building. A hall resident
reported that 15
personal checks PolIC
had been stolen
from their room Beat
earlier in the
Less than 40
minutes later, a
Markley staff member reported to DPS
a case of malicious damage. An officer
arrived at the scene and found a dam-
aged vending machine on the third
floor between Frost and Reeves houses.
At 5:15 p.m., officers responded to
another report of larceny, again at
Markley. According to DPS reports, a
fire extinguisher was missing from the
fourth floor in Elliott House and the
glass of a nearby fire alarm pull was
broken. Thirty minutes later, officers
found the contents of the stolen extin-
guisher expended on the fourth floor in
resident reported that there had been a
break-in. DPS officers were dispatched
to the scene and reported a burglary
with forced entry. The break-in, which
was in the second floorof Haden House,
occurred at some time during the morn-
ing, the subject said. The resident said
$120 in cash was stolen and $1,200
was charged on a credit card taken
from the room. No suspects were re-
Trespassing was reported in South
Quad at 3:10 p.m. after witnesses no-
ticed suspects who did not belong in
the building. After officers responded,
the suspects were escorted from the
At 10 p.m. Monday night, officers
were dispatched to West Quad on a
report of larceny from a building. The
resident who reported the incident said
dorm keys were stolen from the room.
No suspects were reported: West Quad
staff provided a lock change.
Also Monday, staff at Mott
Children's Hospital in the Medical
Center reported that stuffed animals
were stolen from the building.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporters
Josh White and Tali Kravitz.