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spends less for
female sports
Harvard Athletic Department offi-
cials defended the uniyersity's program
in a press conference Monday against a
report that shows large disparities in
spending levels for men's and women's
. Although many female coaches at
Harvard said the spending figures are
unfair, the coaches decided to take no
,ction until after athletic department
officials have had a chance to explain
t,( disparity in a meeting scheduled for
next week.
According to the report. 253 more
men participated in Harvard athletics
than did women. Men's teams spent
almost double on total costs and four
times on recruiting costs.
Athletic Director William Cleary, Jr.
and Associate Athletic Director Patricia
Hery downplayed the importance of
tl1' spending discrepancies in yester-
u's press conference, choosing
instead to focus on participation levels
and the needs of the particular sports.
"What we are trying to do is meet the
needs of what our coaches think they
need to run their programs," Henry
MIT jokers top
building with
giant beanie
Practical jokers struck at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
topping the university's Great Dome
--with a beanie, the Chronicle of Higher
Education reported.
The huge red-and-white beanie that
appeared overnight atop the 120-foot-
tall dome was the latest in a tradition of
pranks at MIT. Previously, an automo-
bile painted to look like a police car
showed up atop the dome.
"Jacks of All Trades," the group
responsible for the prank, sent instruc-
tions to campus police on how to
remove the beanie and its propeller.
Using the booklet "Demonstration
for Project Beanie," workers removed it
the next day.
MIT administrators took no discipli-
rry action. A spokesperson said the
institute tolerates pranks so long as
they "make people laugh and show
some engineering skills."
OU makes,
financial aid easy
Students with questions about finan-
cial aid will have the opportunity to get
answers through Oklahoma
liversity's first live, interactive video
' rference.
The national video conference, host-
red by OU's Financial Aid Services,
Black Student Association and Student
Assembly, will address issues of finan-
cial aid and college costs.
Students, faculty and staf' can phone
in or fax questions to a group of pan-
elists from 12-2 p.m. today.
Immediately following the panel dis-
cussions, the conference will break up
No four groups to discuss the issues of
easing college costs and the future of
financial aid.
Shantel Thomas, Oklahoma

uIjiversity's Black Student Assembly
'resident, said the conference will be
-bneficial not only to the African
-merican population on campus but to
'other students as well.
"I've come across a lot of students
o don't know how to fill out the
ee Application for Federal Student
Aid) form," Thomas said. "With this
conference, they can have those ques-
tions answered."
Compiled from the University
Wir by Daily Staff Reporter Janet

MSA memers drop NWROC-backed proposal

By Will Weissert
Daily Staff Reporter
Last wceek, the Michigan Student Assembly
passed two resolutions supported by the National
Women's Rights Organizing Committee. last
night's meeting was a different story.
MSA members dropped an NWROC-backed
resolution when they failed to get even the two
members required to call for a vote on the mea-
The resolution, Written by NWA"RO(' members.
would have condemned the city of Ann Arbor for
bringing charges against eight protesters of the
Klu Klux Klan on June 22.
I.SA Rep. Andy Schor said he proposed the
measure even though he did not think it would

have passed.
"I don't agree with a lot of the resolution and I
don't think I would have voted for it - but I
think it is an issue that should have been debated
and that's why I proposed it," Schor said.
Because ISA rules mandate that the assembly
debate only resolutions it plans to vote on. mem-
bers did not debate the arrests of the "Ann Arbor
NWROC members said MSA hurt itself when
it dropped the resolution without taking the time
to debate the issue.
"MSA denied its own members the right to
debate and discuss this issue," said Shante Driver.
an NWROC member. "Members on the assembly
ought to have objected to a move that can only

ensure their continued ignorance on what hap-
pened in JItne."
LSA Rep. Yejide Peters said while this issue
was an extremely important one, it was out of
MSA's political realm.
"I would not have supported the resolution
even if whe did vote on it because MSA does not
have jurisdiction over legal matters," Peters
said. "Personally, I think this is an important
issue, but there is really nothing the assembly
can do."
NWROC members said the assembly missed a
valuable chance to stand up for students' rights.
"Students and the community need to know
MSA is prepared to take on any political organi-
zation or body on this campus or in this commu-

nitv," Driver said.
MSA President lin3 Rose said resolutions
failing to receive enough support for a vote are
unusual and that NWRO( 's resolution -was one of
the first this year to be dropped without making
it to a vote.
She said because the resolution had been
tabled from last week's meeting. members had
had time -to make up their minds on the issue
without voting.
"Apparently when people learned about it dur-
ing the week they decided not to support it," Roc
said. "I think there xwould not have been any
debate on this issue if' it had gone to a vote
there was clearly no support among assembly

Na on .00
en er local race

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Stafl'Reporter
Amid the confetti and slogans of the
national campaigns, voters often forget
that all politics is local.
The hometown race this fall the
Ann Arbor mayoral race lacks the
publicity, but not the impact, of national
"The issues that are beirm dealt with
at a national level are also bein- dealt
with on a local leve l,"said Ann Arbor
Democratic mayoral candidate Chris
Kolb. Arguments about the environment,
taxes and human rights are relevant
especially at the local level, he said.
Kolb, a City Council mnember and
University alum, is challenging tvo-
term Ann Arbor Mayor ingrid Sheldon,
a Republican.
Sheldon emphasized her experience
in Ann Arbor and said the city is in for
more of' the same' In terms of the
issues it will face during( the next two
Sheldon said government is a con-
stant evaluation "to make sure that it is
relevant to all the people you're repre-
Both candidates noted that Ann Arbor
will face new challenges and responsi-
bility due to revised state andlfederal
A move by the federal government to
allocate block grants in wel fare and
housing is a "challenge that's going to
have to be faced." Sheldon said.
"Federal aind state go vernient is
passing on more responsibility to local
government but they re not passing on
the funds (to deal with it)." Kolb said.
Ann Arbor has dipped into its savins
to fund new diversity and human
resource programs and to make up a dis-
crepancy in education funding created
by Gov. John Engler's proposal A initia-
tive, Sheldon said. The city is currently
working to mobilize local staff so that
they "are prepared to go as a team" to
ask voters to provide additional funds,
she said.
"We may not get to that point, but it's
looking very strong," Sheldon said.
Kolb said these new challenges are an
opportunity for all sectors of the com-
munity - including the Unviversity
population - to "build partnerships.''
He advocated forming coalitions.

approaching the Chamber of Commerce
about city problems and asking local
businesses and citizens to share
Kolb suggested University resources
may be helpful in increasing security on
campus and around Ann Arbor. The Ann
Arbor Police Department and the
Department of Public Safety collaborate
on serveral measures, but Kolb said a
financial contribution from the
University may allow AAPD to hire
additional officers assigned in part to
policing campus areas.
Sheldon did not support the forma-
tion of DPS several years ago, but said
vesterday that the arrangement does
have benefits for students because there
are more officers on duty. Further col-
laboration is not necessary, she said.
"I'm not sure (DPS is) the best use of'
evervorne's funds ... today." Sheldon
It is largely the current positions of
the candidates that separate them - not
their party affiliations.
"My Republican colleagues get very
frustrated with me," Sheldon said. "I'm
very much a moderate. The conserva-
tives and the liberals love to beat up on
Sheldon said party politics has
slowed work on the City Council and
between local officials.~
'"I xwish we didn't have political labels
at the local level. ... To me it's been a
Kolb carries his own burden of
expectations in the campaign. As a gay
candidate and public official. Kolb said
he has dedicated much of his time to
advocating "eye-opening" trainirtg and
"It has allowed me to really see the
world differently than I would have if I
was a non-gay white male," Kolb said.
Kolb cited Sheldon's handling of a
Ku Klux Klan rally in the city this July
as displaying her greatest flaw as mayor.
Sheldon said her approach to that
rally is her one regret.
"My only real regret is that we did not
have a formal alternative event (at the
Ku Klux Klan rally this July) for many
citizens and individuals in this city who
sincerely wanted to protest the klan and
wanted to do it in a very peaceful man-
ner," Sheldon said.

Eeeew, gross
Brian Collins, Brad Smith and Isaac Hochrein check out earthworms under a microscope at yesterday's Worm Festival
sponsored by the Ann Arbor Department of Environment and Infrastructure services.
Studuents smoke stress away

By Jeffrey Kosseff
For the Daily
As students head into the long study
hours and grmueling examts of 'midterms,
they prepare to get reacquainted xxith
some old friends tobacco anid caf-
"I smoke a lot Owhen I am working and
under a lot of' stress'' said LSA sopho-
more Danielle Franco,
But experts say that sioking is not a
healthy way to escape stress.
"It is true that smoking temporarily
relieves stress, but it causes an inability
for the body to trap oxygen, said A.
Roberto Frisancho. a University profes-
sor and research scientist at the Center
for Human Growth and Development.
"Then your ability to do work decreas-
In addition to renewing bad habits.
students also have a better chance of get-
ting sick during midterm season. With
good eating and sleeping habits on the
back burner, students can't mount an
attack on germs.
"Manv Ohio State University studies

have shown that around exam time, the
immune system is weakened," said
University psychology Prof. Chris
Peterson, who has done research on
stress. "If there is a bug in the air, you are
much more likely to catch it'
Students also look to caffeine to alle-
Viate some stress and to aid them in all-
"I go to Rendez-vous and consumc
large quantities of drinks to keep me up."
said LSA senior Chris Hodges. "I must
drink eight cups of coffee every day"
Although coffee and smoking are
tempting stress relievers, there are many
healthy alternatives to help students deal
with their anxiety.
"When I'm feeling stressed out. I play
racquetball, exercise or do something
physical" said LSA sophomore [ariq
H argeez.
Some students also turn to more phys-
ically relaxing activities.
"When I relax I like to read a book,"
said Tanya Coffey, a part-time
Engineering student and full-time para-

For students who cannot cope alone
with stress. the university Counseling
and Psychological Services offers free
CPS had more than 10.000 contacts
with students during the 1995-96 school
year. said Jerry Doxis, CPS associate
"There is a notable increase in stu-
dents asking r counseling around
midterms," Dowis said. "We do not sec a
comparable peak in demand before
finals. This is likely a result of'many stu=
dents who were struggling with stress
management earlier in the semester
already hay ing received services."
CPS also offers workshops on time
management skills, relaxation, avoiding
procrastination and dealing with the
pressures of graduate school disserti-
"I work wvith students on ways ,4o
anticipate the event and practice for the
test to relieve anxiety," said Millie
Tirado, who runs a three-session tes.
anxiety group for CPS that will begip
meeting Nov. 11. -

Student OK after leaping from window

By Anupama Reddy
Daily Staff'Reporter
A 19-year-old University student
remains in good condition with mul-
tiple cuts at the University Medical
Center after jumping out of' a
ground-floor window early Saturday
The Department of Public Safety
is investigating the incident, and
officers have not determined if the
student was under the influence of'

drugs or alcohol.
"Officers are unsure at this point
whether substance abuse was
involved," said DPS spokesperson
Elizabeth Hall.
"Generally speaking. if someone
is under the influence of an illegal
drug, it's illegal." Hall said. "It's no
different from a minor drinking alco-
Hall said the incident took place at
1:20 a.m. Saturday. The student

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

jumped out of a windowxv of an
Arboretum caretaker's home on the
1800 block of Geddes Road.
"DPS responded to an alarm at a
caretaker's residence." [Hall said.
"Officers found blood and broken
glass from an apparent breaking and
Hall said the Ann Arbor Police
Department and Huron Valley
Ambulance responded to the call and
also contacted DPS because the inci-
dent occurred on University proper-
"(DPS) found a subject with a cut
arm and followed the blood trailuto
the residence," Hall said. "The sub-
ject was taken to the University
Emergency Room."
According to DPS reports, offi-
cials from Organizational Safety and
Environmental Health to clean up the
blood and broken glass in the area.

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Aud C, 8 p.m.
'East Quad Social Group For
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People, 763-2792, East Quad, 9
J Grief and Loss Support Group, call
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' Hindu Students Council, guest speak-
er on Gita, 213-2524, Michigan
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_ Michigan Animal Rights Society, mass
meeting, 741-0353, Michigan

Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room. 7-
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to Support Academic
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and Multicultural Affairs, LSA
Building, LSA Executive
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J "Employer Grill/Boston Consulting,"
sponsored by COE Placement
Office, DOW, 12-1 pm.
J"Examples of Typical Mistakes Made
in Earthquake Prone Regions,"
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