The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 15, 1996 - 3
By Laurie Mayk
G" Daily Staff Reporter
r f iiO ffd With allegations of brok
processes still circulating, st
m any CamlpUS are attempting to salvage th
Government elections and t
Mark Borgman, LSA-1
sued a statement yesterda
*nknown and probably unconnected necessary for candidates t
perpetrators have been busy this week, or serve petitions for exc
painting graffiti on buildings through- Late last night, Borgma
out campus. In four separate incidents, the Michigan Party.
Lane Hall, the Student Publications "Everything is not O
Building, the Legal Research Building, there," said Michigan S
and East Quad Residence Hall were dent Flint Wainess.
each damaged, according to Depart- Wainess called an emer
ment of Public Safety reports. 5 p.m. today to consider d
In the first incident, the word "Di- Fiona Rose, Michigan P
ego" was found spray painted on the candidate, said de-recogn
t of Lane Hall on Tuesday morning. ous measure that would b
ater in the day, a swastika was found
chalked on the left front door of the
Student Publications Building. S d c i
Also Tuesday, racist graffiti was dis-
covered on a wall near Room 311 of the
Legal Research Building.
DPS also reported "gang type" graf-
fiti was drawn on a window at East
Quad on Wednesday.
DPS reports no suspects in any of the
i*dents. All of the vandals' work has By Matt Buckley
been cleaned up. Daily Staff Reporter
With a computer's ran
Resident pulls fire deciding the housing fate
alarm, misleads DPS students, housing reappli
1996-1997 school yea
officers Wednesday at the Michi
Early Wednesday morning, some- The process for studet
one intentionally pulled a fire alarm in change residence halls b
South Quad Residence Hall, subjecting Students had about two
the building's residents to an impromptu their lease cards to the Stu
cuation of the building. Building to enroll for the h
s officers searched the building for The lottery, in which
any sign of an actual fire, they were randomly selected by a
advised by a 19-year-old resident that a signed the order in which
trash can was on fire on the first floor. sign leases for rooms.
No such trash can was found. Later, Results of the housing
witnesses confirmed that it was, in fact, announced Tuesday, wit
that same resident who had fraudu- each residence hall. Leas
lently pulled the fire alarm, DPS said. place Wednesday night,
The DPS investigation is ongoing in of the residence hall fl
this matter. afternoon.
Students wishing to
en harass students same residencehalls next
a similar procedure wit
in Graduate Library vidual residence halls in
A man touched a student in "a sexual Administration officia
nature" on the sixth floor of the Harlan cess worked well. "In ou
Hatcher Graduate Library and again in process wentvery smooth
the elevator Wednesday, DPS officials Levy, director of Housi
said. fairs and information.
The man then exited the elevator on The record-setting nu
the third floor of the library and has not year students last Septe
n seen since. problems in finding en
he harassed student also reported to Housing officials are wo
police that a friend of his had been Office of Undergraduat
approached by the same subject in Feb- to get an accurate tally
ruary. and prevent similar prob
In another incident at the library, a Levy said. Levy also str
man with dark, shoulder-length hair turning students shouldn
indecently exposed himself at the li-
brary Wednesday, police said. w o
It is unknown whether this is the j Wl
same man or whether the two incidents
DETROIT (AP) - Fo
Arson at Medical atecandidateLanaPollack
cil member Sheila Cockr
Science Unit I 44 women arrested yester
A fire was intentionally set in a gar- ing two driveways during
bage can in a men's bathroom, Room port striking newspaper w
3309, in Medical Science Unit I on The demonstration wa
Wednesday. protest a week earlier w
The fire was put out without incident were arrested for sitting
andno serious damage occurred, police of garage doors leading
said. News building.
DPS reports no suspects in their in- Both times, those arres
vestigation of the incident. tickets alleging disorder]
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter released.
Lenny Feller. The protest was o
Donovan Moo was incorrectly identified in Wednesday's Daily.
What's happening In Ann
LSA-SG work to resolve election conflicts
en rules and undemocratic
tudent government officials
he upcoming LSA-Student
he body itself
SG election director, is-
lay to clarify the process
to file under party names
eptions to the process.
an accepted a petition by
K yet, but it's getting
tudent Assembly Presi-
rgency MSA meeting for
Party MSA presidential
;izing the body is a seri-
e the first step in dissolv-
ing the body, a process involving an appeal to the
University Board of Regents.
Michigan Party LSA-SG presidential candidate
Paul Scublinsky said the rule, which requires candi-
dates filing under a party name to submit written
permission ofa majority of the party's previous slate,
is extreme due to the difficulty of contacting previ-
ous candidates who have moved or left the party.
"if they're going to follow this rule ... there will
be no parties," Scublinsky said.
In response to the questions of the rule's appro-
priateness, Borgman's statement also promised
"flexible and fair" treatment of "cases where strict
enforcement would appear to substantively in-
fringe on the rights of students to participate
openly and fairly in the student political process."
"In the end, all the parties are going to be able to
use their names," Borgman said.
Paul Garter, LSA-SG counsel, confirmed that the
LSA-SG judiciary issued a temporary restraining
order on the printing of election ballots until the issue
has been reviewed and ruled upon by the judiciary.
Unable to produce the signatures needed for a
party slate, Scublinsky said the Michigan Party
submitted a letter to Borgman last night requesting
an exemption from the rule. Borgman granted the
party an exception to the rule.
"I thought an exception to the rule in this case
was appropriate," Borgman said.
Borgman had previously declared that the LSA-
SG candidates filing under the Michigan and Stu-
dents' parties would be listed as independents due
to a failure to comply with the rule.
Michigan and Students' party members later
accused the Wolverine Party of incorrectly filing
its party slate. Filing LSA-SG candidates for the
first time, the Wolverine Party's requirements fell
under a different section of the clause.
The Students' Party should actually fall under
that part of the code as well, said Jonathan Free-
man, Students' Party MSA presidential candi-
date. Freeman said the party does not recognize
the slate that ran under the "LSA-SG Students'
Party" name last year and therefore the "Students'
Party" has never filed for this body's election.
LSA-SG President Rick Bernstein said talks be-
tween all three parties ended the ordeal yesterday.
"The situation is resolved and it's taken care of,"
said Bernstein, a Michigan Party member. "Every-
oie who's running in a party will be on the ballit."
Wolverine Party LSA-SG presidential caidi-
date Jeff Burger said he is in favor of allowing all
parties to run their originally filed slates in order
to run a fair election. A consensus of all parties
should remedy the situation, he said.
Wainess, however, said some issues still need
to be addressed. Wainess said the rule, generally
not enforced in LSA-SG elections, should be
stricken from the election code and the power of
the election director limited.
ication for the
r took place
nts wishing to
egan Feb. 29.
weeks to take
g lottery were
th postings in
after a display
oor plans that
remain in the
thin the indi-
is said the pro-
ur opinion, the
hly," said Alan
ing public af-
mber of first-
rking with the
blems this fall,
ressed that re-
n't have prob-
lems finding housing for next year.
Student reaction to the reapplication
process was mixed. Though some felt
things went smoothly, many felt that
the process could have been better.
"It was very slow," said Engineering
senior Damon Prather. Prather, like other
students, said that the Union's Pendleton
Room was extremely crowded.
Some first-year students said they
have chosen to leave the residence halls
for lower rent and attractive rooms.
"Apartments are cheaper and there's
more space," said LSA first-year stu-
dent Joel Mitchell.
Mitchell said that he would be saving
$1,800 by staying in an apartment.
"Even with food, the apartment is
cheaper," Mitchell said.
But students returning to the residence
halls felt the rooms were more convenient
due to better location. "It's easier to put a
name in the lottery than to try and find an
apartment," said LSA first-year student
Darren Klein. "It's convenient to be here
and it's near everything."
Prather agreed. "The main reason
(for staying in the residence halls) is
location," he said.
Though many hoped for a high lot-
tery number, it didn't always guarantee
all went well. Prather got the No. I slot
in the lottery for traditional housing. "I
was ecstatic," Prather said. "It's neat to
win anything like that."
Unfortunately, Prather was seeking
non-traditional housing, and had to switch
lists. Accordingto University policy, when
astudent switches lists, the applicant goes
to the bottom of the list.
By Melanie Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter
While the Michigan men's basket-
ball team gears up to face the Texas
Longhorns tonight, bar owners and the
Department of Public Safety say they
are not taking precautions just yet.
Many will turn on televisions at bars,
homes and fraternity houses, but stu-
dents and bartenders do not expect rag-
ing adrenaline and hormones to charac-
terize the Ann Arbor audience.
Bar owners and managers anticipate
early, calm crowds. Having good ser-
vice, food and beer are among their
"We'll be at capacity, but early," said
Steve Morad, owner and manager of
Touchdown Cafe. "It's not like a big
thing. Just a normal weekend. Michi-
gan people are not that rowdy. The
further U-M gets into the tournament,
the rowdier the crowd gets. So far, this
year's basketball crowd hasn't been too
"We've got 30-some TVs and two
10-foot big screens," said Doug Rogers,
a manager of Scorekeepers. "There's
not much to plan. I just hope to have
good service, keep beers running and
good things like that. We typically
haven't had any problems. Mostpeople
have been mellow and low key -it's
different than a football Saturday."
Student employees at Ann Arbor bars
have higher expectations of tonight's
festivities and crowd.
"It will probably be pretty rowdy at
the bar ... I'm glad I'm not working,"
said LSA junior Scott Allison, who
works as a bouncer at Rick's American
Cafe. "We're not seeded as high as
other years, but who knows? We could
pull a few upsets."
"It will probably be packed wall to
wall. I'm hoping for a hungry and
generous crowd," said LSA sophomore
Stephanie Atlas, a waitress at Score-
keepers. "I'll be working all night.
Hopefully, I'll catch a glimpse of the
DPS does not expect much trouble
"We're not aware of any special
preparations for tomorrow," said Lt.
Joe Piersente, who is in charge of spe-
Follow the bouncing ball
University students Ian McKaye and Gus Shaffer take advantage of the warm
temperatures yesterday and play box ball on the Diag. Dozens of students
flocked to the Diag, while several professors conducted their classes under
nen arrested at newspaper strike rally
rmer U.S. Sen-
and City Coun-
el were among
rday for block-
a rally to sup-
as a repeat of a
hen 23 people
down in front
to The Detroit
ted were given
ly conduct and
"Readers United," a group of com-
munity members who support those
striking against the News, the Detroit
Free Press and the agency that over-
sees their business operations, De-
About 500 people sang and chanted
during the protest.
Tim Kelleher, Detroit Newspapers
senior vice president for labor rela-
tions, said he believes the demonstra-
tion does nothing "other than get
people's picture in the paper."
"I don't think people arrested even
know what the issues are. I don't think
rbor this weekend
a lot of our workers know what the
issues are," he said.
Police were ready for the protest.
Several dozen officers kept pickets
moving on the sidewalks and off the
streets and driveways. When the women
moved onto the driveway, several of-
ficers tried to push them back. But the
women went past them, sat down and
began chanting, "No justice, no peace."
Officers moved in about 10 minutes
later and began carrying the women to a
bus about 50 feet away. Cockrel was the
first person arrested, Pollack the last.
The arrests were without confrontation
with most of the women and some of the
officers smiling. Some ofthe women had
placed "No scab papers" stickers on the
bottoms of their shoes so they could be
i n the daily
"Spring rushing for sororities was
approved last night by a 10-8 vote of
Student Government Council.
The action climaxed more then
three hours of debate and discus-
sion by Council members, constitu-
ents, and non-students in the Union
Alumnae Financial Advisors have
already stated they will petition the
Board of Review in protest ...
The motion approved by Council
roll call vote read: "... for the aca-
demic year beginning 1957 rushing
will be held at the beginning of the
spring semester ..."
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seen as they were carried off.
The driveways were cleared in less
than half an hour and the pickets began
leaving soon after.
Roger Kerson, spokesperson for the
Metropolitan Council of Newspaper
Unions, said the demonstration "is a
strong sign fromthe community oftheir
dismay in the way the newspapers are
He also said the fact that people such
as Pollack and Cockrel yesterday and
City Council President Maryann
Mahaffey and Roman Catholic Bishop
Thomas Gumbleton last week are will-
ing to be arrested shows that strike
supporters include people "in the main-
stream of politics and mainstream of
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