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The Michigan Daily

- Wednesday, March 20, 1996 - 3

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, March 20, 1996 - 3

CMU may
guarantee 4-
year degree
*Central Michigan University an-
nounced last week that next year's in-
coming first-year students will prob-
ably get a helping hand from the univer-
sity to graduate in four years.
The specifics of the program are still
being developed, but Provost Richard
Davenport said a plan should be ready
by fall. He said that under the plan,
students will have to carry an "appro-
ate" grade point average and 15 to 16
dit hours per semester.
"If a student follows all the guide-
lines and does not get through the pro-
gram in four years, we would pay the
tuition for the remainder of classes,"
Davenport said.
He said the guarantee might be
breached if a student changed majors.
Davenport also said the guarantee
would be void if students did not dem-
trate "steady progress" toward a
Buckeyes recycle
sensitive documents
Students, faculty and staff at The
Ohio State University have been throw-
ing valuable, private and sensitive in-
formation into the university's recy-
cling bins.
R eporters from the Lantern, the
U student newspaper, found class
assignments, financial aid records,
checking and savings account state-
ments, class rosters and examinations
in the bins.
They also found a draft of a letter
from the university's president to the
parents of a student who was assaulted
on campus, a list of 500 students on
academic probation, a faculty roster
1h unlisted home phone numbers and
reports detailing academic histories of
The reports contained students' so-
cial security numbers, ACT and SAT
scores and grade point averages. OSU
officials said they had heard no com-
plaints about leaks of sensitive material
in the bins before the Lantern's investi-
*aternity allowed to
return to Purdue
Alpha Chi Rho is returning to Purdue
University's campus after it was closed
in the spring of 1995 as a result of drug,
alcohol, academic and behavioral prob-
The fraternity's alums said the resi-
dents decided to have a weeklong party
n they were on probation and trashed
the house. They also said "a lot of
marijuana was being used on a regular
The fraternity is returning as a sub-
stance-free house. The alums said they
believe the fraternity's substance-free
status will promote a healthier lifestyle
and focus the members on academics
and social development.
The chapter is seeking 60 students to
pledge for the fall 1996 semester. The
pledge class will be allowed to
move into the newly renovated house,
as the alums are providing $160,000 for

repairs and remodeling.T
-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jennifer Harvey.

tax credit
By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly has
taken a stance for, against and now once
again in favor of the tuition tax credit.
After a defeat last week led by Presi-
dent Flint Wainess, the assembly re-
considered and passed a resolution sup-
porting the bill at last night's meeting.
External Relations Chair Andy Schor
and LSA Rep. Olga Savic testified at a
state Senate hearing last month in favor
of the bill.
Currently being considered in the
Michigan Legislature, the tuition tax
credit would give state university stu-
dents a "credit" ofl0 percent of their
tuition. The maximum credit is capped
at $250 a year.
"It will help a lot of students on this
campus who may not appearto be needy
but could use a little extra help," said
Savic, the Students' Party MSA vice
presidential candidate. The credit is es-
pecially important for students who
don't qualify for financial aid but could
still use the extra $200-250, she said.
The bill would replace the state's
currenttax creditprocedure, which gives
tax breaks to universities that hold tu-
ition increases to the rate of inflation for
a given year.
Wainess called the bill "an upwards
redistribution of wealth."
"When you're taxing a family mak-
ing $30,000 to give money to a family
making $400,000, that's an upwards
redistribution ofwealth," said Wainess,
who passed the gavel to MSA Vice
President Sam Goodstein in order to
speak on the issue.
Although Goodstein did not speak for
or against the resolution during the de-
bate, he later said the issue involves
more than a theory of redistribution.
"As a student I support what's in the
best interest of students, especially those
at the U-M," Goodstein said. "This
proposal's probably in the best interest
of students."
With little more than a week left be-
fore student elections, the assembly's
vote last night was one of the least parti-
san ofthe year. There was no significant
party line, as Students' and Wolverine
party candidates fought together and
Michigan Party MSA vice presidential
candidate Probir Mehta and LSA-Stu-
dent Government presidential candidate
Paul Scublinsky voted against Wainess,
a fellow Michigan Party member. Savic
also noted that both in-state and out-of-
state students supported the resolution.
Schor said the resolution will be dis-
tributed among state representatives and
senators in Lansing and will be dis-
cussed during next Wednesday's Stu-
dent Lobby Day, organized by state Sen.
Alma Wheeler Smith (D-Salem Twp.).

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Members of Sigma Kappa, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Phi Sigma Kappa challenge members of Theta Xi, Theta Chi and Chi
Omega in a Greek Week volleyball tournament yesterday at the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity house on South State Street.
ceal1Wsed traffic plaWges
InALtemnet causes slowdown

® Members select only
three MSA
representatives to 30
University posts
By Ann Stewart
Daily Staff Reporter
The Campus Governance Commit-
tee went out of its way in selecting
fewer Michigan Student Assembly
members to serve on University com-
mittees for next year.
"MSA people are obviously quali-
fied but part of our job is to make sure
all student voices are heard," said CGC
vice chair Michael Nagrant.
Last night, MSA members confirmed
the appointments for CGC's nominees
to 14 University committees.
CGC Chair Probir Mehta said the
selection process was somewhat like
"affirmative action," so as to avoid
nominating too many MSA members.
"I want to get the general student
body in here, notjust MSA,"said Mehta,
the Michigan Party vice presidential
Out of 30 appointments, only three
MSA members were picked to serve on
the committees, which include Student
Relations, Student Legal Services,Civil
Liberties Board and Academic Affairs
The new members will begin theirterms
in September.
"We want more students who aren't
normally involved but want to get in-
volved," Nagrant said.
CGC tried for "as much exposure as
possible" in conducting their search for
the nominees, Nagrant said, though time
was constrained by spring break.
The committee published ads in The
Michigan Daily, put up posters andsent
applications over e-mail.
Mehta said he was impressed with
the choices "in contrast to the small
time frame we had."
CGC member Erin Carey said the
attributes of the nominees made the
decision difficult.
"I think they're all really qualified,"
Carey said.
Carey stressed the importance of in-
creasing the numberofcommittee mem-
bers not on MSA. "We're already in-
volved. If it's always MSA you always
hear the same opinions," Carey said.
The new appointees said they are
anxious to get started.
"I feel very good. I think I'll do a good
job. I know how to deal with bureau-
crats," said Scott Glickman, an Educa-
tion graduate student who was appointed
to the Research Policies Committee.

By Matthew Smart
Daily Staff Reporter
As thousands of new users jump
online each day, the Internet is experi-
encing growing pains - but the
University's networks are not feeling
any pressure.
Certain areas of the country, known as
hot spotsare sufferingcongestion as both
new and existing users vie for an expand-
ing number of resources on the Internet.
These hot spots are caused by heavy
use of telephone lines that support cross-
country networks, including MCINet. Hot
spots act like traffic jams, slowing down
the flow ofdata from one place to another.
"There's been a huge increase in the
number of new users," said Jeff Ogden,
associate director for MichNet, a state-
wide network run by Merit Network Inc.
Ogden said that while there are no
hot spots in Michigan or the Midwest,
high concentrations of users in states
like California cause congestion. Be-
cause the Internet is decentralized, a hot
spot can affect any user accessing in-
formation in that area of the country.
Although users may not notice their
information is being routed through a hot
spot area, many network connections are
tied through these high traffic sites.
University users might not notice the
increase in Internet traffic and resulting
slowdowns, said Todd Hollmann, man-

ager of networking for the Computer
Aided Engineering Network.
"It is only a slowdown" and not an
outage, Hollmann said. "I think as we
wait longer those number of hot spots is
going to grow."
"I have noticed very little network
slowdown, over and above what I nor-
mally expect to be slow," said Mark
Stock, an Engineering fifth-year senior.
Hollmann said the University is not
experiencing network slowdowns on
campus like the slowdowns on the rest
of the Internet. He said the main net-
work connections that service the In-
formation Technology Division's com-
puters are running at 20 to 25 percent of
capacity and CAEN's are running at 30
to 35 percent of capacity.
He estimated these numbers could
rise to 80 and 65 percent respectively
before either network might experience
interruptions or significant slowdowns.
Several large companies such as MCI
and Sprint own large networks that span
the country and provide Internet access
to local providers. The University is
connected to the Internet through Merit
Network Inc., which in turn purchases
special lines from MCI.
"Service providers can't reasonably be
expected to match physically the increased
electronic traffic that the Internet's in-
credible growth requires," Stock said.

Network Traffic
The University is connected 105
to the Internet through
MichNet. Traffic has been
doubling each year 7.
since 1993. Numbers
represent billions
of data packets.
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"There's not a lot anyone can do at
this stage," Ogden said."(Merit)talked
about possibly moving to another car-
rier," but it would not be a long-term
solution because the large networks
are interconnected.
MCI has removed some of the hot
spots using short-term solutions such as
adding more lines in high-traffic areas,
but others have appeared, Ogden said.
Ogden said MCI plans to upgrade its
core network to approximately triple
the current carrying capacity by April,
but Hollmann said he didn't expect the
upgrades to be ready until June.

SAPAC hosts prevention month

By Kate Glickman
Daily Staff Reporter
Activist Evelyn White will speak
tonight at 7 p.m. in Rackham Amphi-
theater to kick off the eighth annual
Rape Prevention Month.
White is a visiting scholar in women's
studies at Mills College in California. She
will speak on violence against women.
This month, the University's Sexual
Assault Prevention and Awareness Cen-
ter will host several workshops, a candle-
light vigil and a Take Back the Night rally

to heighten awareness on rape.
Prevention and education coordina-
tor Joyce Wright said SAPAC focuses
more on survivors than perpetrators of
sexual assault.
"If we do come in contact with a
perpetrator, we focus on education, that
they need to hear their partner," Wright
Although SAPAC attempts to fight
sexual assault on campus, Wright said
she has seen a slight increase in rape

What's happening In Ainn Arbor today

AIESEC Michigan, general member
meeting, 662-1690, Business Ad-
ministration Building, Room 1276,
6 p.m.
American Baptist Student Fellow-
ship, free meal, meeting, 663-
9376, First Baptist Church, 512
E. Huron, 5:30-7 p.m.
Connections Support Group, for
women returning to school for un-
dergraduate degrees, 998-7210,
CEW Center, 330 E. Liberty, day-
time connections: 12:15-2:30
p.m.; evening connections: 7-8:30
Q LaVozMexicana, meeting, 994-9139,
Michigan League, Room D, 7 p.m.
Q Michigan Union Program Board
Meeting, 332-3867, Michigan
Union, Room 1310, 6:30 p.m.
Q Ninjutsu Club, beginners wel-
come, 761-8251, Intramural
Sports Building, Room G-21,
7:30-9 p.m.
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club, men and
women, beginners welcome, 994-
3620, CCRB, Room 2275, 8:30-
9:30 p.m.
v i Taekwondo Club, beginners and
nt hpr npwi mcmhprf, ujcrl,' .

1429 Hill Street, 7:30 p.m.
Q "In Search of Their Forefathers:
National Identity and the His-
toriography and Politics of
Azerbaijani and Armenian
Ethnogenesis," Stephan
Astourian, sponsored by Cen-
ter for Russian and East Euro-
pean Studies, Lane Hall Com-
mons Rooms, 12 noon.
Q "An Evening with Evelyn
White," sponsored by SAPAC,
Rackham Amphitheatre, 7 p.m.
Q "Life Inside
Maquiladoras," sponsored by
Latin American Solidarity Com-
mittee, Michigan League, Room
D, 8 p.m.
"Mahatma Gandhi in
Hinudism," sponsored by Hindu
Students Council, Michigan
Union, Pond Room, 8 p.m.
Q "Multicultural Britain," film
screenings, sponsored by Pro-
gram in British Studies, Chem-
istry Building, Auditorium
1300, 7 p.m.
Q "Practical Training for Interna-
tional Students," sponsored by
international Center, Interna-
tional Center, Room 9, 9 a.m.

Q "Tax Workshop for International
Students," sponsored by Inter-
national Center, Electrical En-
gineering and Computer Sci-
ence Building, Room 1005, 2
Q "Triathlon: Resume Writing, Job
Search Strategies and
Interviewing," sponsored by
Career Planning and Place-
ment, 3200 Student Activities
Building, 7:30 p.m.
Q Campus Information Centers, Michi-
gan Union and Pierpont Commons,
763-INFO, info@umich.edu,
UMoEvents on GOpherBLUE, and
http://www.umich.edu/-info on
the World Wide Web
Q English Composition Board Peer
Tutoring, Mason Hall, Room 444C,
7-11 p.m.
J Northwalk, 763-WALK, Bursley, 8
p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Q Peer Counseling for Undergrad
Women at CEW, 998-7210, CEW

"Because most crimes are increas-
ing, I see a shift in increase in rape,"
Wright said.
The rise could be attributed to the
increase in reporting of crimes - pro-
grams like Rape Prevention Month help
victims to come forward and report
crimes, Wright said.
In 1994-95 SAPAC offered services
to 486 individuals reporting either do-
mestic violence, stalking, sexual ha-
rassment or sexual assault.
Volunteers say they help out in an
effort to make a change in the Univer-
sity community.
"I'm doing it because I need to give
something back to the community, to
make social change," said LSA sopho-
more James Smith.
Rape Prevention Month is one way to
enlighten University students who might
not be aware of sexual assault, he said.
"For me sexual assault and sexual
violence is everybody's problem,"
Smith said. "It's stupid that men don't
realize that."
Exposing some of the hidden forces
ofsexual discrimination, SAPAC spon-
sors a contest called "Sexism in Adver-
tising," where students cast ballots
choosing the most degrading or danger-
ous advertisement.
The outcome ofthe vote is announced
at a candlelight vigil, held in the Diag.
"I remember last year's candlelight
vigil," Smith said. "It was really windy
... and I thought that symbolized how
the people were feeling."
Rape Prevention
Month Events
Tonight - Keynote speaker Evelyn
White, 7 p.m., Rackham
Today - April 23 - Submit entries to
SAPAC for Prism, a publication

MSA candidates to debate today
The presidential candidates from the Michigan, Students' and Wolverine
parties will meet at noon today on the Diag for a debate. MSA elections are
scheduled for March 27-28.
The Young Women's Health Project
University of Michigan Medical Center
The Young Women's Health Project is conducting an
ongoing, federally-funded study of nutrition and its impact
on menstrual function. Subjects are needed who have
experienced or are regularly engaged in any of the
following behaviors:
* binge eating
" intense dieting or fasting
* vomiting or other types of purging
If interested, and you are a sophomore woman, you may be
eligible to participate.
For further information, please contact Dina Pasalis,
Project Coordinator at 936-4867.
All subjects will be paid up to $265 on completion of
their participation in this research project.

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