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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, April 23, 1996 - 3A

Student taken
to hospital after
Ann Arbor Police Department offic-
ers blocked off Hill Street at the inter-
section of Church Street and East Uni-
versity Avenue early Friday morning
after the driver of a car allegedly as-
saulted a pedestrian.
Officers cordoned off the area and
stood by a large pool of blood in the
eastbound lane of Hill Street, deterring
traffic and pedestrians. AAPD Sgt.
Michael Zsenyuk, who reported to the
Aene at about 2:15 a.m., said the initial
report was that of a hit-and-run incident.
"We were dispatched after a report of
a hit-and-run incident left one person
injured in the road," Zsenyuk said. "The
victim was taken to the hospital with
head injuries. It now looks like it may
be a case of assault."
Several witnesses stood at the scene,
but only offered sketchy descriptions of
.hat had transpired. The witnesses, who
" efused to give their names, said the
victim was a 20-year-old man.
"He was crossing the street and al-
most got hit by a car," one witness said.
"He yelled at the driver, ... , who then
got out and then just pummelled him.
He landed on his head pretty hard. It
was pretty bad; I'll have nightmares
about this tonight."
Another witness said the man got into
his car and then left. Witnesses described
A ecarasatwo-doorburgundyVolkswagen
etta. Zsenyuk said AAPD officers had
"good information on the car."
AAPD now lists the incident as an
assault, and is pursuing an investigation.
Students throw trash
from dorm windows
With good weather finally upon cam-
us, students at University residence
ls were finally able to open their
windows to let in fresh air over the
Many students, however, could not
resist the temptation to hurl garbage out
of the portholes.
The Department of Public Safety re-
ported seven separate incidents of stu-
dents tossing trash and bottles out of
their rooms in residence halls.
DPS was called to South Quad four
ames last weekend. Saturday night, glass
as heard crashing onto the basketball
court on the building's east side. Earlier
in the day, DPS was called to the west
side ofSouth Quad because bottles were
flying from awindow and nearly hitting
DPS also made two visits to South
Quad on Friday to investigate flying
trash from windows at the residence
0 DPS responded to calls Friday night
at three other residence halls, about
bottles and water balloons being thrown
from unknown rooms at the buildings.
Former employee
arrested at Union
Subway restaurant
DPS was called to the Subway res-
taurant in the Michigan Union twice
aver the weekend because of the al-
eged activities of an ex-employee.
The employee, who was fired frosn

the restaurant, was cited for trespassing
Thursday night.
According to DPS reports, the ex-
employee was "standing at the Subway
station in front of the cash regier,
making it difficult for patrons to pay
and order."
The subject had previously been ar-
Osted for trespassing on the premises.
DPS received a call Saturday trsrn-
ing from a manager at Subway stating
that $400 was missing from the e,ery.
The money was stored in a lockedcom-
partment in the restaurant.
The owner told DPS he believed an
unhappy ex-employee had a key ddupli-
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporters
Sam T. Dudek and Josh White.

Former 'U' pres. criticizes
presidential search plan

Fleming speaks on
new book, 'U' political
By Jeff- Eldridge
Daily Sttf Reporter
Forrer University President Robben
Fleming oversaw one of the most tem-
pestucius eras in the school's history.
Pratests against the Vietnam War
flared across the country and student
activism was at its peak. Student walk-
outs crippled campus and protesters
stormed the LSA building.
In has recently published autobiogra-
phy, "Tempests Into Rainbows,"
Fleming recounts 80 years of life inside
and cutside of academia - including
12 years as the University's president.
Fleming recently met with The Michi-
gan Daily to discuss his time as president,
as 'all as the challenges the University
confronts today.
Fkming said the political climate at
the University has changed in recent
"it's clear to me that the kinds of pro-
testso we've had in the '60s and early '70s
are largely a thing of the past," Fleming
said. "Energy of that kind can't be sus-
tained over a long period."
Fleming said that when he came to
the University of Michigan from the
University of Wisconsin in 1967, he
evpected to be the subject of contro-
versy. During that time, University
administrators held precarious occu-
pations, and the turnover rate was
While president, Fleming saw wide-

spread protests that included a massive
walkout led by the Black Action Move-
ment, protesters camping on the Diag,
and a potentially violent demonstration
in front of Hill Auditorium.
Fleming said he was concerned about
the dangers these actions presented, but
always remained calm.
"I guess I am genetically pro-
grammed as not very excitable, and
therefore some of the things that agi-
tated other people didn't bother me,"
he said, noting that political feelings
today are handled in calmer ways.
"While people can get excited about
issues, maybe it's being looked at now
a little more rationally."
He said he was known as a mediator
and was used "to having (his) character
But not all of Fleming's time was
spent walking the tightrope of contro-
He said the intellectual stimulation
of seeing "very bright young people
come along all the time" was a privilege
of the job.
"The really exciting thing about be-
ing in a university is you have a lot of
bright people in any area you can think
about," Fleming said. "You have con-
tinued opportunities to get exposed to
interesting and exciting ideas and inter-
esting and exciting people."
Fleming said it was difficult to leave
the presidency, but that he spent more
time as president than he initially in-
tended. After leaving Ann Arbor, he
became president of the Corporation
for Public Broadcasting and served on
various national and international edu-

cation committees.
He became the target ofstudent anger
again in 1988, when he served as in-
terim president and assembled an early
draft of the Code of Student Conduct.
Fleming said that Presidents Harold
Shapiro and James Duderstadt have
called on him for advice "not terribly
often, but periodically."
But if he had been subjected to the
search process used now, Fleming-
might not have become president.
Fleming said that if the search used
30 years ago was as open as the one
today, he would not have sought the
presidency at Michigan, for fear of
alienating his "home base" in Wis-
consin, where he was chancellor of
the University of Wisconsin at Madi-
"I had no desire to leave Wisconsin.
And then I got pursued," he said.
Fleming levied criticism at the court
ruling requiring the Board of Regents
to conduct the current presidential
search in the open.
"The people who are going to be
president of the University of Michi-
gan are people who are already holding
good positions," Fleming said. "If you
really want to define a process of how
not to do it, you've got it.
"It's not a thoughtful way of going
about things."
He criticized the public release of
documents involved in the search, in-
cluding letters of recommendation for
all candidates. Fleming said this will
prevent a frank analysis from candi-
dates' co-workers, who will fear any
unfavorable remarks will be printed by

Former University President Robben Fleming delivers his inaugural speech In 1967.

the media.
Fleming said he suggested possible
candidates to the Presidential Search
Advisory Committee, but did not com-
ment on who those people were.
He emphasized that the next presi-
dent should come from academia, not
the corporate world, since businesses
depend on an authoritarian environment
that cannot motivate academics.
"Successful executives in business
have rarely been successful presidents
of universities," Fleming said. "If a
businessman tries to run a university,
the first thing he runs into is a profes-

sor who promptly labels him an 'ig-
He expressed admiration for the work
done by the presidents who eventually
filled his shoes.
Fleming said Duderstadt's place in
University history will be substantial.
"He'll be remembered very favorably,
because although other people have dis-
agreed with him, he has done some
wonderful things.
"Time and history will look very
favorably on him," Fleming continued.
"He'll always do interesting things,
wherever he is."

National week urges
organ donation

Starting a new life
Edwina Wilson of White Lake Township, Mich., introduces family members to U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) after a
news conference at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital yesterday. Wilson, a recent liver transplant recipient, and Levin
were publicizing National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week.
lTD limitLNs s uer fe-mail fundls

By Maggie Weyhing
Daily Staff Reporter
Accordingto the National Kidney Foun-
dation, nearly 40,000 men, women and
children in the United States are cur-
rently waiting for organ transplants. Each
year, less than half of an estimated 10,000
to 14,000 people who meet the criteria for
organ donation actually become donors.
To increase participation in organ
donation across the country, NKF is
sponsoring National Organ and Tissue
Donor Awareness Week, which runs
April 21-27.
Wendy Hanson, communications
manager for NKF's Ann Arbor chapter,
described the week as a massive media
campaign to encourage the nation to
donate organs.
"We have thousands of volunteers
that work through charity groups, orga-
nize activities, and work through radio
and television to encourage people to.
make a difference and sign their organ
donor cards," Hanson said.
However, she said one of the main
focuses ofthis year's awareness week is
not only to encourage people to sign
donor cards, but also to discuss the deci-
sion with their families.
"Even though it is a morbid subject, it
is important for people to inform their
families of their wish to donate their
organs," Hanson said. "Even if a person
has signed the donor card, his or her
family has the final say, and many times

the family ends up refusing."
Kim Kapron, a former University
student who has diabetes and received
an organ transplant four years ago, said
her wait for a donor put a five-year lag
in her education.
"At the end of my sophomore year at
the University I went into dialysis and
my physical condition prevented me
from returning to school," Kapron said.
"Overall, my wait for a donor put a five-
year hold on my education. Many people
are worried about being five-year se-
niors. I am a 10-year senior."
Kapron said she hopes people be-
come more aware of the necessity for
an increased amount of donors.
"The more people who donate, the
shorter the wait becomes for those who
need the organs. People need to realize
how important organ donation really is
and what a difference it can make in
someone's life," Kapron said.
Kapron said the reason for the low
numbers of donors is the result of the
many misconceptions surrounding or-
gan donation.
"I actually had a friend who was
afraid to sign his donor card because he
thought if he ever got in an accident, the
doctors wouldn't try as hard to save him
because they would want his organs,"
Kapron said. "This is totally false. Doc-
tors have no idea whether or not a
person has agreed to donate organs un-
til after his or her death has occurred."

By Will Weiwrt
Daily Staff Reporter
Heavy users of e-mail and other
University Information Technology
Division services who are not regis-
tered for spring or summer classes
may soon have to pay for those ser-
vices out of their own pockets.
In an e-mail message sent to nearly
all University students Friday, ITD ser-
vices reported that students who are not
registered for spring or summer classes
will lose their monthly computing allo-
cation of $11.50 per month at the end of
Students with accounts that may
run out of funds and who want to
continue using ITD services through-
out June and July can set up a Self-
Funded Account. With this new ac-
count, students will be able to deposit

money for the use of University ser-
vices throughout the summer, the
message said.
"We don't want to limit students'
usage of our services," said ITD mar-
keting services manager Bruce Spiler.
"This way students can use their own
money to keep using the services we
Undergraduate students currently re-
ceive $11.50 each month for comput-
ing services; graduate students receive
$13 per month. The majority of those
funds are spent on e-mail, which costs
$0.30 a month; Dial-In login and Internet
services which cost $4.40; and printing
services which cost $0.04 per side of a
Spiler said most students will have
enough leftover funds to cover summer
computing expenses even without the

monthly allocation.
"But heavier users that do a lot of
printing or spend a lot of time surfing
the net may need to set up their own
accounts," Spiler said.
Spiler said ITD's main purpose for
sending the campuswide message was
to ensure that students checked their
accounts to make sure they have enough
funds to continue using computing ser-
One of the ways students can check
their account funds is by logging on to
ITD Services with a unigname and
password and then typing "absbal."
Spiler said'that about 12 students
have set up personal fund accounts for
the summer since the Friday message,
and he said he expects more will do so
by the end of the month. "People are
responding faster than I expected,"
Spiler said.
Several students said they wouldn't
be affected by the loss of allocated
funds because they don't plan to use e-
mail or other ITD services over the
"Basically it won't affect me," said
Engineering senior David Griffen. "I
won't use e-mail or other services when
I'm at home."


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