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March 28, 1996

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Miohn Lerok
D~aily Sports Editor
The NCAA semifinals
are nothing new for the
Michigan hockey team.
Four of the past five years, the Wol-
verines have made it this far. And in
each of those appearances, they have
left earlier than they would have liked.
So, when Michigan (31-7-2) faces
off against Boston University (30-6-3) .
at 8 o'clock tonight at Riverfront Coli-
seum (ESPN2), it will be trying to ac-
complish something it hasn't done since
1977 - advance to the NCAA title
game.
For the past four seasons, the Wol-
verines have strived to be the best in the
country, but have fallen short each time.
So now Michigan is eager to prove it
b ongs with the college hockey elite.
We have something to prove,"
Michigan coach Red Berenson said
after yesterday's practice at the Coli-
seum. "A year ago (Boston Univer-
sity) had something to prove and now
we do."
Last season, the Terriers walked into
the NCAA tournament embarrassed by
the 9-1 shellacking they suffered at the
hands of Lake Superior in the 1994
bmpionship game. They walked away
h the national title.
Now, Berenson finds his team in a
similar situation. The Wolverines
weren't blown out of last year's semifi-
nal game - a 5-4 triple-overtime loss
to Maine - but that doesn't mean they
haven't felt the pressure to get to the
final game.
"It'll be a challenge," Berenson said.
"But we're a little more experienced
and a little more confident than a year
Boston University finds itself in quite
a different position than last season.
See HOCKEY, Page 9A

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JOSH BIGGS/Daily
LSA sophomore Sharon Reifler picks up her ballot to vote for MSA yesterday in the Fishbowl. Elections continue today.
MSA elections draw crowd

® Fishbowl site turns
away voters for lack of
ballots
By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
Scattered fliers, smiling butexhausted
candidates and a crowded Fishbowl
marked the first day of this semester's
campus student elections.
Although voter lines stretched out
the doors of Angell Hall and crowded
the lobby at Bursley residence hall yes-
terday. Michigan Student Assembly
Election Director Meagan Newman said
she doesn't expect the voter turnout to
be significantly higher than usual.
"Some sites were very busy. ...
Bursley was busier than it's ever been,"
Newman said. "But overall it looks like
it's going to be about the same as most
presidential elections."
Candidates campaigning near the

Fishbowl said the site seemed more
congested than in previous elections.
The site ran out of ballots at least three
times, and turned away voters for about
20 minutes.
"That might drive turnout down,"
said independent presidential candidate
Geoff Tudisco. "The odds of getting
them to come back a second time are
really slim."
Fishbowl poll workers said they redi-
rected voters to other sites and replen-
ished the ballots as quickly as possible.
Newman said the election staff usually
replenishes the ballots several times
each day, but this year the Fishbowl
workers waited until the ballots were
gone before calling for a new stock.
The omission ofthe South Quad poll-
ing site during the day yesterday sent
candidates and election staffers scram-
bling to redirect voters and workers. A
miscommunication with the South Quad
housing director caused the elections to

lose its table outside the cafeteria to M-
Card representatives.
"It's going to affect the students at
South Quad who seek to participate in
the election and it's going to affect the
candidates who hail from South Quad,"
said Fiona Rose, Michigan Party presi-
dential candidate.
South Quad, the biggest residence
hail on central campus, opened a poll-
ing site from 4-6 p.m. last night after
discussions between Newman and the
South Quad assistant housing director.
Candidates said the site, which will be
open for the same hours tonight, could
have a definite effect on the turnout and
outcome of the election.
"Last year I got quoted in the, Daily
saying I won mostly because of South
Quad," said Andy Schor, Wolverine
Party presidential candidate,
Voters encountered another obstacle
in elections yesterday because of the
See MSA, Page 2A

By Jeff Eldridge
Daily Staff Reporter
More than half of The Michigan
Daily's 16,500 copies were removed
yesterday from their normal drop sites
around campus, including locations
in Mason Hall, the Michigan Union
and the Chemistry Building. In place
of the missing 8,700 newspapers were
fliers denouncing the publication as
racist.
"The Michigan Daily has been can-
celled today due to racism," the signs
said.
The fliers cited the editorial page's
criticism of the United People's Coali-
tion, a minority-composed party run-
ning for the Michigan Student Assem-
bly, and a cartoon critical ofaffirmative
action as two examples of the Daily's
allegedly racist tendencies.
A source who requested to remain
anonymous said a dark red car pulled
up in front of the Fishbowl door of
Angell Hall yesterday morning at ap-
proximately 7:30. The source said the
car's trunk was full of newspapers and
that four to five people got out.
"There was a group of people, some
of whom were possibly members of
Alianza, who entered and removed all
the newspapers," the source said.
Alianza is a Latino/a student alliance
group on campus.
Several attempts were made to con-
tact Alianza members. None of them
could be reached for comment.
Preliminary estimates by the Daily
put the financial loss at $10,000, based
on the cost of the press run, advertising
losses and other expenses.
Department of Public Safety spokes-
person Elizabeth Hall said the incident
is "under investigation."

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"It's being considered as a larceny,"
Mall said.
Daily Editor in Chief Ronnie
Glassberg said all advertisers would
either have their ads re-run or receive a
refund. Glassberg said the Daily will
actively pursue a criminal prosecution
against the perpetrators.
Glassberg also said the perpetrators
should not be brought up under the
University's Code of Student Conduct
"because of The Michigan Daily's
longstanding opposition to the code of
non-academic conduct.
"We will also look at pursuing this as
a civil matter."
Lisa Baker. associate vice president
for University relations, would not
speculate on the possible punishment
the perpetrators could face.
"I condemn (the theft)," Baker said.
"I fa person wants to express their views,
there are other ways of doing it. Re-
moving a newspaper, or any publica-
tion, from the racks does nothing to air
an opinion."
Co-chair of the Board for Student
Publications and attorhey Joan
Lowenstein said she felt extremely an-
gry when she learned of the theft. She
compared it to book burning.
"This (theft) was not a method of
expression," Lowenstein said. "It's re-
ally exercising a very punitive form of
censorship."
The incident is one in a nationwide
series that began in 1993 when the
University of Pennsylvania's student
newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian,
had its circulation of 14,000 papers
stolen in response to a conservative
columnist's controversial racial views.
Mark Goodman, executive director
See PAPERS, Page 2A
GEG, 'U'
negotiations
stagnant
after talks
By Anupama Reddy
Daily Staff Reporter
In the wake of Tuesday's vote by the
Graduate Employees Organization to
walk out April 8 and 9, members of the
union and University administrationmet
last night in an attempt to solve their
disputes.
They failed to reach a contract agree-
ment, and the cur-
rent contract is run-
ning on borrowed
time. Both parties
earlier agreed to a
fourth contract ex-
--__-_-__-- - tension to April 1.
GEO spokesper-
son Pete Church said GEO had enough
backing by its membership of graduate
student instructors to be a serious prob-
lem for the University.
"I think they should realize we are
well organized and our support and
commitment is very high," Church said.
"We reserve the right to call (the walk-
out) off, but we won't do that unless the
University givesaus something other
than 'no' to bargain on.
"The ball is in their court."
The University and GEO have not
agreed on proposals about international
GSI training or salary percent increases,
but have signed only about 10 of 37
proposals.
University chief negotiator Dan
Gamble said yesterday's negotiation
talks did not move discussions forward.

See GEO, Page 7A

* Provost to allocate $3
million to programs
By Jodi Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter
About 4,500 undergraduate students par-
ticipate in community service programs each
academic year.
But new initiatives in community service
learning-includingan additional $3 million
allocated by the University to fund these
programs - may mean
more opportunities for
student participation.
"We have as many, or
perhaps more,
undergrads and grads
involved in learning
through service than al-
most any other univer-
sity in the country," said
Barry Checkoway, di-
rector of community ser-
vice and service learn- In Under
ing
In line with the Educ
University's position as
a frontrunner in commu- Monday: Living-lear
nity service, Provost J. ,Tuesday: Graduatei
Bernard Machen plans *Yesterday: Languag,
to distribute the state Today: Community
funds to University pro .Tomorrow: The lnfku
grams that support com-
munity service activities.
"I will fund $3 million in an effort to fulfill
our commitment to service learning in the
state," Machen said.
He said the funding will allow the Univer-
sity to expand its outreach efforts to commu-
nities across Michigan.

"This University does a lot of things in
support of the state of Michigan," Machen
said. "There are more things we could do if we
had the funding."
Machen said individuals must submit pro-
gram proposals, which either can outline a
new program or expand an existing activity,
by May 15 to receive a portion of the funds.
Psychology and social work Prof. Lorraine
Gutierrez, who co-directs the Detroit Initia-,
tive in Psychology, said the funding may
create community service programs that pre-
viously could not exist.
"It has the potential to
greatly expand different
ways we might do these
kinds of things,"
Gutierrez said. "There
could be service learning
that takes place in differ-
ent cities. That kind of
funding will make it
easier for students to get
sraduate to those locations."
Students in the Detroit
it ion project travel to neigh-
borhoods in the city to
g programs perform demographic and
structor training social research on vari-
study initiatives ous issues. The partici-
rvice learning pants then present their
ice of technology findings to related orga-
nizations.
Machen said programs,
such as the Detroit psychology project, serve
as examples of the University's commitment
to community service projects in Michigan.
"I think the University has done a lot more
community service than we are given credit
for," Machen said. "But I think we ghould be

Two students help garden as part of a community service project.

doing more."
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Educa-
tion Lincoln Faller said it is difficult to esti-
mate the number of classes that currently
include community service. The grant may
make it easier to keep track, he said.
"This will be the first chance we will have
to have something of an inventory of what, in
fact, is going on," Faller said.
There are other projects currently under-
way to coordinate the University's many com-
munity service learning programs. The Cen-
ter for Learning Through Community Ser-
vice, to be located at 1024 Hill St., will be the
central location for service projects.
"The new center should be a meeting place
and an activity center for service and learn-
ing," Checkoway said. He did not know when
the center will open.
Faller said community service projects pre-
pare students for work after college. "If they
can find ways that the skills have real-world
applications, they are in a better position to
learn the best way to work in the world," he
said.
LSA senior Mona Kumar, who has partici-

pated in many community service projects,
agreed that students receive invaluable expe-
riences from these opportunities.
Among her many activities, Kumar goes to
a juvenile detention center every Thursday.
Kumar, along with other students in the
English 319 class on theater and social change,
spends time there each week working with the
inmates to develop a theater production. The
goal is, she said, to help them learn ways to
express their feelings.
"We do theater workshops with them,"
Kumar said. "We want them to have an em-
powering experience while they are in these
institutions. One way to do that is to get
people to express themselves in ways they
might not usually do."
She said the workshops, which give in-
mates a forum to talk about their experiences.
also build relationships between the two
groups. The plays focus on a variety of issues.
including the inmates' lives, their families
and the reasons they are detained at the center.
"The relationships are really powerful and
really unique," Kumar said. "For me, this is
See SERVICE, Page 7A

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