The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, February 27, 1996 -3
DPS called to
string of thefts
The Department of Public Safety
was called to the Michigan Union
three times Sunday to investigate a
string of robberies.
A "suspicious male" was reported
in' the Art Lounge sleeping on one
ofthe couches. The 43-year-old man
fit the description ofa suspect in an
earlier purse-snatching incident.
DPS officers escorted the man
m the Michigan Union at about -
10:15 a.m . h h .t d
About an hour later, a night de-
posit bag was reported stolen from '
Subway in the Union basement.
One hour after the theft at the fast
food restaurant, DPS was called °
back to the Art Lounge to investi-
gate the theft of a student's book4
bag. } r\ ;: t }^ .
-iIne skaters roll R t
around University Reading the signs
William Ramsey conducts a mini-course in sign language last night in the Michi,
DPS received half a dozen calls
rgrigskaters on University toT t MCi~b4-,
property over the weekend e rrI nrogramn aim LU taC
prpryoe h ekn.p o= In-line skaters were reportedly
-seen outside the Business Adminis-
tration building, Tappan Hall and By Christopher Wan joint student and administration ini
the School of Dentistry. Daily Staff Reporter College of Engineering.
skateboarders were also out in Emergingstudentleadersallovercampuswill "We saw it for Engineering
full force at Clements Library, the discover themselves and hone their leadership that time as a real complement to
Hatcher Graduate Library and Hill skills this summer in an educational program room experiences," said Lisa P
Auditorium. known as Michigan LeaderShape, run out of the member of the MLS Central Pla
University's Division of Student Affairs. "It was all about communicatio
suspect manipulates "LeaderShape is an intense learning program team building."
where youget back as much as you put in," said Paytonaddedthatitwas, ti
South Quad copier to Engineering junior Atisa Sioshansi, who partici- however, the contribution
get free copies pated in MLS as a first-year student. "You really of three non-Engineering
come back knowing how to change for the students who attended the
One resourceful person managed positive." first session "just to fill the
manipulate a copy machine in MLS isasix-day program consisting ofactivi- class" that led to the pro- en
uth Quad residence hall to oper- ties ranging from small-group discussions to an gram being opened to all
ate free of charge. outdoor low ropes course. Participants will learn students on campus.
The unidentified suspect appar- skills in communication, self-assessment, team- "I think it's great that
ently obtained the copier codes that buildingandleadingwith integrity through these students in Art, Engineer-
.allow the copy machine to be used activities, which involve talking and listening, ing, Music, Architecture are merg
,without depositing money. said Business senior Kelly Andrews, an MLS dents from Central Campus so the
The office manager at South Quad alum from last summer. act a little bit more," Payton said.
refused to comment on the situa- Again this summer, there will be three MLS Since the first session, almost
tp01. sessions - May 6-11, May 13-18 and Aug. 19- from every college on campus have
24 at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, Mich. MLS.
t night IM LSA senior Andrew Jones said MLS "em- "The outreach is really starting
game powers you to bring your abilities back to the Ost said. "This year, specifically,
University to create positive change and to really target first-year students and sop
broken up get some things done." cause they are going to be the futu
A security guard at the Intramu- "It's a very dynamic experience," said Engi- campus. They'rethe ones whoareg
ral. Building called DPS early Fri- neeringjunior Tobin Ost, who participated in the the most difference."
day morning to report that "there program last summer. "You learn a lot about "LeaderShape is designed for en
-are still people in the building play- yourself." ers," said Shawn Salata, an Engine
ing basketball." MLS first came to the University in 1992 as a sions counselor who has been inv
The guard called DPS at 12:50
a.m. - almost three hours after the
*Building had closed.
reported, which was likely the point
of entry into the building. -n a o o
A spokesperson for the 1M Build- to hire an additional p
ing said the participants in the game
were IM employees that had offi-
cial permission to be in the facility. New officer will bring ing. They review reports of crime in
total number of DPS their specific area."
S pects North r PDPS spokesperson Elizabeth Hall
mpus joyride comes officers to 26 said the University is attempting to ex-
pand its community policing efforts.
amuddy end By Jeff Eldridge "The DPS is moving toward commu-
A caller notified DPS that a pickup Daily Staff Reporter nity-oriented policing. We're really
nckdrove onto North Campus Medi- A federal grant of $75,000 will give expanding that program.
_al School property Sunday. the University enough funding to add "We feel that's the way to go in
S-DPS reported to the Dixboro Road another police officer to its current force providing security for the Univer-
site and discovered the truck stuck in of 25. sity."
the mud. Tow trucks were unable to Department of Public Safety offi- Lisa Baker, associate vice president
get to the truck due to the muddy cials said yesterday the officer will be for University relations, said the money
ground. put into the University's community is the result of the crime bill President
The driver was cited forrecreational policing program. Clinton signed into law in 1993.
*spassing. "We have six officers assigned to "It was part of President Clinton's
neighborhood offices," said Bob Pifer, package," Baker said. "This was fed-
Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter associate director of DPS. "They try eral money that's for more law enforce-
Sam T. Dudek. and solve problems that people are hav- ment officials."
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MIT president speaks
By Alice Robinson
Daily Staff Reporter
Congressional officials and representatives from the
nation's leading research universities convened yesterday
for a day-long symposium aimed at strengthening ties and
promoting communication between the two groups.
The Jerome B. Wiesner Symposium, which the Univer-
sity plans to hold annually, attracted more than 120 influ-
ential members of the research and government communi-
ties to Rackham Amphitheatre.
The colloquium was built around a series of roundtable
discussions focusing on generating new ideas on the
future of research and what the government's function
University Vice Presidentfor Research Homer ,Neal
designed the conference to promote discourse between
leaders in the academic and policy-making fields.
"The goal that Vice President Neal had of engaging in
dialogue between the University and government was
well served by the meeting," said Marvin Parnes the
University's assistant vice president for research. "To
bring together a group like this at a
research university is unusual. I hope
(it) will lead to future discussion of
Massachusetts Institute ofTechnol- r.;.. ;;..
ogy President Charles Vest kicked
off the symposium with an early morn-
ing keynote address. Vest, former pro-
vost at the University, discussed the
upcoming challenges the research
world will face in the 21st century
and the need for continued coopera- Vest
tion between government and
"We really are in for a very exciting time," Vest said.
"This is the time for attempts to develop new paradigms.
There is an infinity of important things to discover."
Vest pointed to a project at MIT as an example of where
research is headed. He said scientists have developed
"vacuum cleaners that can tell the difference between gum
wrappers and a $20 bill."
Allan Afuah, an assistant professor in the Business
School, said the presentation was impressive. -
"The delivery was excellent, and the content was fan-
tastic," Afuah said of Vest's speech. "(It was) out of this
Deans from eight of the University's colleges were in
attendance, as well as outgoing President James Duderstadt
and administrators from several major universities in-
cluding Yale and Purdue.
"A lot of people really made a point of disrupting their
busy schedules in Washington (to come)," said Gary
Krenz, assistant to the vice president for research and one
of the conference's organizers,
Krenz said he hoped the symposium would be a pioneer-
ing one, opening the way for similar events in the future.
The University named the symposium after the late
Jerome Wiesner because of his strong committment t
scientific research and his many accomplishments. Wiesner
earned four degrees from the University.
itiative in the
n skills and
ing with stu-
y get to inter-
etaken part in
ve're trying to
re leaders on
going to make
volved in the
program. "We want them to have these skills and
tools to use in their next two or three years that
they're going to be on campus."
"The networks that are built are relationships
that are student to student, student to staff and
faculty," Salata said. "The relationships can re-
ally help you whatever your position is on cam-
- Shawn Salata
Accepted students are
given a scholarship of
$650 to cover all the ex-
penses of the program.
Salata said she hopesj
the scholarship will allow
students to "commit their
time and energy (at MLS
to) involve themselves in
the process of
LeaderShape, (and then) implement the things
that they learned" upon their return to the Univer-
Students who have gone through MLS have
had varying experiences.
Andrews said MLS is "a good experience for
personal growth and to learn more about others."
"I get a better sense of how' I interact in a
group," she said.
Jones said he acquired a "different sense of
style in leading."
MLS applications for this summer are due
Friday. They are available in the Student Activi-
ties and Leadership office, 2209 Michigan Union,
and at 2421 EECS Building.
DPS Director Leo Heatley said the
department initially requested money
to fund even more new officers.
"We had originally requested four
(officers) and we were only granted
one," Heatley said.
Pifer said the department has never
been given a grant of this type.
"This is the first grant we've ever
gotten from the federal government for
something like this," Pifer said.
He said that the department was no-
tified of the grant 10 days ago.
Heatley said the DPS force of 25
officers deals with "all types ofcrime,"
adding that the department puts "a
very, very high priority on assault
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the Black Muslims to the assassina-
tion of Malcolm X came yesterday,
with the arrest of a husky Negro
enforcer of the militant anti-white
"Since the 39-year-old Malcolm
was shot down at ablack supremacy
rally last Sunday, police have worked
on the theory that his bitter 1963
break with Elijah Muhammad's Chi-
cago-based Black Muslims lay be-
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