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March 29, 1996
Rose, Mehta to lead MSA
Michigan Party stays in power for 4th consecutive year
Election director says voter
turnout down from recent years
By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
Undefeated as a presidential contender, the Michi-
gan Party captured the presidency of the Michigan
Student Assembly for the fourth consecutive year,
according to preliminary election results.
Voters elected Michigan Party candidates Fiona Rose
and Probir Mehta for MSA president and vice president,
respectively, in the campaign that ended yesterday.
"I feel upbeat and positive because this is going to be
a year of doing great work for students," Rose said after
Goalie Marty Turco and freshman defender Bubba
Hynes in his drive to score.
WALTER VAN DYKE/Daily
Berzenweig stop Boston's John
.M icers advance
to NCAA finals
the announcement early
Mehta called the
Michigan Party win a
"victory for students."
"This is a culmina-
tion of what the Michi-
gan Party's tried to do
for three years."
MSA Election Direc-
tor Meagan Newman
said this semester's
election produced the
lowest turnout of any
presidential election in
"It's the lowest presi-
dential turnout I've ever
seen," Newman said.
and assembly members
have speculated that the
cause could be anything
from cold weather to poll
With 3,737 ballots tallied
for presidential tickets,
the team of Rose/Mehta
won with 32.5 percent of
the vote. Here are the
Michigan Party: 1,213
Students' Party: 957
Wolverine Party: 525
Liberty Party: 157
By Alan Goldenbach
Daily Sports Writer
CINCINNATI - The Michigan
>ckey team waited a whole year for
And the Wolverines weren't about to
let the opportunity pass them by.
After failing to advance to the final in
its last three semifinal appearances,
Michigan (33-7-2) blasted Boston Uni-
versity, 4-0, earning the Wolverines a
spot in tomorrow's championship game
against Colorado College.
"It was really a mismatch as far as the
liber ofthe way they came to play and
eway we came to play," Terrier coach
Jack Parker said. "Michigan had every
answer for us. Every single answer.
"In general, there wasn't a phase of
their game they didn't come in playing
at the top of their game."
Greg Crozier, who was mired in a
terrible scoring slump the second half
of the season, scored twice to back a
tremendous effort from goaltender
party Turco, who stopped all 17 Ter-
rier shots for Michigan's eighth shutout
of the season.
The Wolverines came out on fire,
scoring 40 seconds apart in the first five
minutes. At the 3:58 mark, Kevin Hilton
slid a pass through the crease to Brendan
Morrison, who tipped it past Boston
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netminder Tom Noble for the first of
Michigan's two power-play goals.
"Before the game started, I predicted
that one team would come out flat,"
Michigan coach Red Berenson said.
"And we just hoped it wouldn't be our
Crozier put the Wolverines up 2-0
less than a minute later, scoring in front
of the Terrier net off a rebound of a
Warren Luhning shot. It was only
Crozier's second goal in his last 16
And breaking out of his slump
couldn't have come at a better time for
"I didn't change (my game) much (in
the postseason)y" Crozier said. "I just
refocused on doing the little things."
The game was delayed 90 minutes by
a broken pipe near one of the goals that
was carrying the brine used as part of
See HOCKEY, Page 11
Above: Party members
campaign yesterday on
the Diag during the last
day of MSA elections.
Right: MSA President-
elect Fiona Rose smiles
with running mate Probir
Mehta before the
election. The Michigan
Party ticket of Rose
Mehta took 1,213 votes
- 32.5 percent of the
total ballots tallied. The
Students' Party ended in
a close second with 957
votes - 25.6 percent.
site hoursNewman said it is impossible to determine the
reason for the low interest.
The Michigan Party has never lost the MSA presi-
dential election since its inception in 1993.
"This clearly demonstrates once again that the
Michigan Party has a mandate from students and that
they endorse our vision," said current MSA Vice
President Sam Goodstein, a Michigan Party member.
Rose said the party will concentrate on "making sure
that we can ride all the attention being paid to student
government right now" in order to improve relations
with both students and University administrators with
open forums and to focus on external issues.
Mehta said the Rose-Mehta MSA administration will
open with a "fast and furious first couple of weeks."
Rose said students heard the party's message on
campus this week. "We really focused on the issues
that we wanted to," Rose said.
Despite lost ballots and delayed results in previous
elections, Newman said this year's election went
Independent presidential candidate Geoff Tudisco
said he was pleased his campaign encouraged MSA
outsiders to vote.
"It's networking ... we did what we're going to say
- get people involved," Tudisco said.
The Students' Party refused to comment.
Wolverine Party presidential caridiate Andy Schor
said his campaignvasplagued by the recent political
scandals concerning the LSA-Student Government,
M SA resources and the Truth and Equal Action Party.
"Last week I think we were the team to beat -
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we lost some-
thing," Schor said.
Schor's term as an LSA representative ends in the
fall. Schor said he will serve out his term and remain
active with the assembly.
The newly formed Liberty Party will continue to
lobby on campus and prepare for future elections, said
presidential candidate Martin Howrylak.
"The party's going to stay around and run candi-
dates in the foreseeable future," Howrylak said.
The United People's Coalition will also persist in its
campaigning, said UPC vice presidential candidate
"Any time a party runs and it's an unsuccessful
campaign, I think it's a learning experience," Su said.
Su said he will contribute to MSA affairs if assem-
bly members solicit his help on certain issues.
Technology regarded as future oft' education
By Jodi Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter
Amidst all the other advancements in
undergraduate education, the explosion of
technology perhaps has had the greatest
influence on the way students learn.
"Technology will continue to become
more a part of instruction in the way we
communicate, learn and
study together," said
David Schoem, assistant '' t
dean for undergraduate
While the confer and
e-mail are commonplace
to most students,
homepages, online tuto-
rials and video anima-
tions may be the future
of undergraduate educa-
tion. In Und e
The University's sci- Ed
ence departments are
well aware of
technology's influence. *Monday: livingle
Chemistry Prof. Paul *Tuesday: Gradual
Rasmussen even holds *Wednesday: Lang
call-in office hours on .Yesterday: Comn
television. .Today: The influe
Chemistry," in which students can watch
chemical reaction experiments on video.
Courses in a variety of departments have
created homepages where students can get
supplementary class materials, including
course notes, sample tests and extra drills.
In some classes, students also submit their
"They are in large
part replacing what
you would get in a
of information tech-
nology in LSA, said
about the homepages.
Marcy Osgood, who
teaches Biology 311,
said students have
taken advantage of the
"It has old exams,
ments like where the
exams will be, links to
homepages around the
world," Osgood said.
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Knshnon Sehsadri, a visiting student from Carnegie Melon University in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, experiences the University of Michigan's technology in Angell Hall.
nce of technologv
"It is like Donahue of-
fice hours," said Lynda
Milne, director of the Science Learning
Center. "Students call their questions in.
They then stay on the line and work the
problem out together."
Rasmussen said the office hours, which
are held two hours a week on the
University's television station, are busiest
convenient for them to
get things like old exams."
McPherson added that using the web is
especially practical for large classes.
"If you are teaching a large introductory
session with a hundred students in it, it is
probably not practical to hand out copies,"
he said. "You can put them on a web site,
animations - such as pictures of a simple
harmonic oscillator - on the Internet. "Tech-
nology is being used to support and expand the
learning environment in ways not practical
without technology," he said.
In the first assignment of Biology 154,
students participate in an "Internet scaven-
ger hunt," an activity designed to help stu-
The impact of technology has not been
limited to science classes - it also has
invaded the foreign language curricula.
"The multitude of media will make lan-
guage learning much more effective because
ofthe different channels of communication,"
said Modern Hebrew Prof. Edna Coffin.
Coffin said that in some of the upper-