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Obscene e-mail
found on two
*Two callers reported that sexual
advertisements from possibly the same
sender were received Monday on their
A caller reported that he received an
advertisement for "sexual products" on
his e-mail Monday morning at the
Institute of Social Research Building.
The e-mail was sent from New York
through America Online, according to
Department of Public Safety reports.
Another incident included a similar
message referring to possible child
pornography. DPS has referred the case
to the America Online Postmaster.
Hospital food a
hot commodity
Hospital staff discovered that none
of the refrigerators were locked, and
food had been nibbled on yesterday, in
*outine check of B-2 kitchen facilities
in the East Medical Center
The doors were originally secured,
but the doors had been opened since
the previous check and food in the
refrigerators had been eaten.
"It was obvious someone had helped
themselves to either a meal or a snack:
DPS reports said.
=The uncovered food left in trays was
discovered outside the refrigerators,
zd "all kinds of flies and gnats were
vering around the area," DPS reports
Bong found in
West Quad
A West Quad resident adviser told
DPS that two residents from the Adams
floor possessed a marijuana bong.
DPS officers confiscated the illegal
,,s als and filed a report.
ickpocket seen
at the Union
A male suspect was spotted stealing
a wallet from a woman on the second
floor of the Michigan Union on
Tuesday evening.
The wallet was sitting on the table in
front of the woman, and the man ran
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The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 25, 1996 - 3

LSA-SG budget increase to benefit many groups

By Jenni Yachnin
Daily Staff Reporter
A dollar buys a whole lot these days.
For student groups applying to LSA student
government for funding, it means about $6,000
more in supplies, speakers and sandwiches.
This year's LSA-SG budget is $20,000, which is
up from $14,000 last year. The gain is attributed to
less spending within LSA-SG itself
"A lot of money in the budget goes unspent."
said Adam Schlifke, LSA-SG treasurer. "The com-
bination of extra money and fewer expenses means
more money for this year. Last year. we spent more
towards elections, offices and computers."
Each student government has its own budget to
fund campus organizations. Students are charged
$1 for their own school's government, depending

on where they are enrolled.
LSA-SG approves groups for funding after an
application and interview process.
"We look for a majority in the event to be LSA
students," Schlifke said, adding that not all stu-
dents in a group need to be in the school, although
the event should be geared toward LSA.
Organizations are allotted up to $500 for small-
er groups and $1 000 for larger groups. Groups are
reimbursed for their allotment after they have sub-
mitted receipts.
"A lot of the groups don't actually collect the
money," Schlifke said. "Often students forget
receipts and we don't give them money."
Last year 62 groups were allocated money. A
few of the groups already approved for funding
this year include the Ann Arbor Tenants Union, the

Undergraduate Political Science Association and
the Michigan Journal of Political Science.
Students can also receive funding from the
Michigan Student Assembly, in addition to money
from LSA-SG. However, when MSA turns stu-
dents down it suggests alternatives.
"We have generally provided (the students) with
a list of alternative funding sources," said John
Lopez, vice chair of the Budget Priorities
Committee. "We try to re-compile a complete list
each year to provide students with different sources
within the student government and outside as well."
MSA decides whether to fund groups based on
several aspects.
"The BPC looks for the impact on campus, the
number of students involved and who will bene-
fit," said Fiona Rose, MSA president. "They also

look at what other sources the group has applied to
and who they receiv e fundin, from."
The Michigan Journal of Political Science has
applied to both groups for inding in past years.
-MSA has always treated us well. LSA has been
helpful the past two or three times we've applied,"
said Ethan H andelman. co-editor in chief of the
journal. "LSA has been there to answer our ques-
tions but when it comes to transferring money they
have failed.-
The Journal has had trouble collecting its allot=
ted funding in the past because of LSA-Si's reim-
bursement policy.
"The way our publication works. we need the
money first. By the time the money should be
transferred it's all gone because it's been used by
other groups" Handelman said.

*More than 100 people
attend 'A Taste of the
Ancient World'
By Maria Hackett
F or the Daily

Report urges pro-
environment ways

By Jeffrey Kosseff
Daily Staff Reporter
A report recently released by a group
.of University students, faculty and alums
found that although the University is
becoming greener every day, the
University is not living up to its potential
to be an environmental leader.
The report, written by the nine-mem-
ber Greening the Maize and Blue advi-
sory committee. comments on
University environmental policies and
actions, and recommends further steps

"our department is kvorking on cn-
tinuous improvement to increase repy-
cling and decrease trash," said Erica
Spiegel, recyc ling coordinator for
Grounds and Waste Management and a
committee member "The paper ton-
nages that we've recovered have
increased from last year after a period of
leveling off:
The report also suggests the
University use more nonchlorinated
Laurah Klepinger, a representative of


ut of tie euIng. He rst ran east-
und on Madison Street itnd turned
south on South State Street. He then
fled in a white Neon car, according to
DPS reports.
The witnesses were able to obtain the
license plate, and police are searching
for the man.
Lunch stolen from
cafeteria area
0A man was eating his lunch in the
Hutchins Hall basement when it
allegedly was stolen from him last
The man was in the cafeteria area of
the basement. DPS has no suspects in
the case.
Bookbag stolen
from CCRB
An unattended bag was lifted from
e track area of the CCRB last
The blue backpack has "Adidas-
Garner" written across the top, and it
contains a wallet, credit cards, check-
book, notebook, a textbook and a filled-
out application. DPS has no suspects.
Compiled hi' Dai' lSthffReporter
.nupanui Reddv.

Who wants a burger or a slice of
pizza when rose petals and lambs'
brains are available to munch on?
That concoction, considered a delica-
cy in the ancient world was served last
night along with other exotic treats at
the opening of a new exhibit at the
Kelsey Museum.
The opening was attended by more
than 100 students, professors, museum
employees and parents.
The exhibit, titled "A Taste of the
Ancient World," features Greek and
Roman artifacts relating to food, and
will be on display until Dec. 20.
LSA senior Athanasia Panopoulous
and LSA student Mitchell Hough coor-
dinated the food last night. Prof. Susan
Alcock took the role of head chef for
cooking the brains.
Panopoulous said many of the stu-
dents enrolled in Alcock's Classical
Civilizations 452 class helped out with
the rest of the cooking chores.
Panopoulous went through cookbooks
and chose recipes, like pickled octopus.
that seemed to go with the theme of the
"This is an exhibit largely put togeth-
er by undergraduate students from my
'Food in the Ancient World' class."
Alcock said.
The exhibit has three parts: a room
including artifacts from an Egyptian
archeological site; a compilation of var-
ious objects relating to food already oi
display throughout the museum; and a
Web page showing of fragile objects.
The Egyptian artifacts room focuses
on the process of feeding the people of
Karanis - from farming and process-
ing to cooking and serving to eating.
Students in Alcock's class each chose
an artifact to research. The objects on
hold on the second floor of Kelsey are
not available for viewing by the general
public, though some students in the
class had the opportunity to work with
These ancient artifacts make up the
very modern third part of the exhibit -
a Web page soon to be found at
http://www urmi.edu,'-kelse X)1d/Ehihib
The site features pictures of the
objects and descriptions written by

toward making the
campus more envi-
ronmentally friendly.
"In a five-year
time span, there have
been a lot of'
improvements." said
SNRE junior Jon
Kazmierski. a mem-
ber of the commit-
However, SNRE
doctoral student
Andrew Duncan, the
committee's facilita-
tor, said there are
problems with the
way the University
handles its efforts.
"There isn't a
great deal of coordi-
nation amongst the
environmental activ-

Greening the Maize
and Blue
Committee recommendations to
make the University more environ-
mentally friendly:
8 University acceptance of the
Tall oires Declaration or a similar
environmental policy.
R A "goal of environmental literacy
for all students, faculty and staff."
* An investigation of the impact of
Value Centered Management on the
* A centralized environmental office
to coordinate campus environmental
events and concerns.
Increase environmental research
in various fields.
® Create diverse committees to
work on environmental leadership

LSA first-year student Josh Wood serves himself a plate of sheep brains in last
night's exhibit opening at the Kelsey Museum.

University students.
Clay Blake-Thomas, LSA senior and
classic civilizations major, created the
Web page. Currently. the site only
shows objects on reserve at Kelsey.
"The hope is
that the entire
exhibit will be
online by the We're
time it's taken d.p
down so people dofg51
can see it indefi- tw
niely." Blake- hat We r
.Thomas said.
"We're actual- o see
lv doing some- of.
thing that we're of
going to see the - Clay
effects of.
"It's a nice --- --_
change from just
studying the past - we're actually
doing something with it."
[he preparation for the Kelsey exhib-
it began this past sumnier for Alcock

Students Organized
to Reduce and
Recycle Organic
Waste, said
bleached paper is
used in the comput-
ing sites is because
people believe it
looks more profes-
sional than non-
bleached paper.
"The University
could make steps to
change, but stu-
dents and faculty
need to support it;"
Klepinger said.
The report also
urges the University
to sign the Talloires
Declaration, a poli-
cy signed by more
than 250 universi-


and her research assistant. Melanie
"I did the initial selection of the
objects for the students to choose
from" Grunow said.
A I e o e k
received a grant
from the Center
actually for Research on
. Learning and
ething lTeaching, which
S.0 "paid for photos
S 501 5 displayed on the
waills the food
at the opening
and other inci-
dental expens-
Blake-Thomas es: Grunow
LSA senior si.Ourmotiva-
tion was to get
undergraduate students involved with
the Kelsey -- it's such a rich place. It
holds nearly 100.000 artifacts," Alcock

ities: Duncan said. "The University is
not publicizing these events properly."
In addition. the report discusses the
University's new budgeting system,
Value Centered Management, which
gives individual departments financial
responsibility. The report predicts both
positive and negative results of the new
"There will be more awareness and
concern about how much water and nat-
ural gas will be used since individual
units will be paying," Duncan said. "The
concern with VCM is that by dividing
the University into discreet chunks, you
might have several departments in one
building, and it will be difficult to decide
who has responsibility-
VC'M also raised questions about
long-term environmental goals.
"Buildings are going to quit making
large capital investments in energy-effi-
cient lighting," Kazmierski said.
The report commends the University
Grounds and Waste Management
department for its recycling efforts.

ties that states a commitment to environ-
mental protection and consciousness.
"If the University signed the declara-
tion it would signify a commitment for
environmental stewardship:" Kazmierski
The report also recommends that the
University increase its "commitment tr
environmental education, with a goal of
environmental literacy for all students"
Duncan said this goal does not imply
a mandatory requirement.
"There should at least be a goal to
encourage students to take a class about
the environment:' Duncan said.
Other recommendations include creat-
ing a central office to deal with environ-
mental concerns and improving environ-
mental research opportunities.
'he committee was formed through a
class Duncan taught in fall 1995, andt he
report was completed in July 19%.,
The full text of the report can be found
on the world wide web at: hIP:'/w1Y-
pEr uuhIi. cdi ~-duncanAgrnhindgx


e Queer Unity Project was not a sponsor of the national protest against police brutality held Tuesday. This was incorrect-
ly reported in Wednesday's Daily.
* Project Serve is a student-run University department and is not eligible for funding from the Michigan Student
-Assembly's Budget Priority committee. This was incorrectly reported in the Daily on Oct. 8.
*The 15th annual Blood Battle begins Nov. I1. This was incorrectly reported in Tuesday's Daily.
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the rankings, it will not create major
setbacks for the magazine.
"Even if colleges stop participating
in our surveys it will not affect us very
much," Elvin said. "A lot of the infor-
mation we seek is part of the public
record, especially when we are dealing
with public universities -- we can use
freedom of information resources."
U.S. News uses five criteria to com-
pile its university rankings: selectivity.
xvhichmeasures acceptance rates and
SAT scores of accepted students; facul-
ty resources, which tallies class size
and faculty-to-student ratios; financial
resources, including total fiscal expen-
ditures: retention, the number of stu-
dents who return after one year: and
alum satisfaction, which measures total
alum donations.
Elvin said the magazine rankings
would not drastically change, even if
highly ranked private universities
decided to stop participating.
"They get a lot of public funding
too," Elvin said. "It would not be hard
for us to find out most of the things we
need to know."
MSA Vice President Probir Mehta,

who drafted the assembly's resolution,
said sometimes universities subrit
false figures to U.S. News.
"(U.S. News) might be able to get the
numbers using information rights, bit
at least that will keep schools from
making up figures;' Mehta said. "The
information will be more factual and
more correct.
Both MSA members and student
government leaders nationwide have
claimed that the rankings are detrimen-
tal to students and faculty because they
can influence administrators' poliy
Baker said this is not the case at
"No program cancellations or nn-
cancellations or other major decisions
are made based on these rankings:'
Baker said.
El in said universities sometimes get
upset because they do not place as high-
ly nationally as their Jeaders expect.
"What U.S. News does or doesn't do
should not affect schools' reputation or
admissions numbers." Elvin said. "I
think it would be easier for the schools
if we went away because then the only
things out there would be viewbooks -
and viewbooks are just advertisements
put out by the universities."



J "Conversations with Courtney
Clixby," programming spon-
sored by nions etwork
Television, channel 124, 3 p.m
and 8 p.m.
J "International Friendship Hours,"
sponsored b International
Center and Michigan League,
Michigan League, Koessler
Room, 4-6 p.m.
J "Manhood and Masculinity," panel
discussion, sponsored by
Institute for Research on
Women and Gender, Michigan
Union, Kuenzel Room, 12-2 p.m.
w."Travel in North America," spon-
sored by International Center,

J "Cooking With TASA," sponsored
by Taiwanese American
Students for Awareness, Trotter
House, Rec Room, 6 p.m.
J "NLGJA Michigan Chapter
Meeting," sponsored by
NLGJA, North Park Towers,
16500 North Park Drive,
Apartment 1817, 11 a.m.
JPre-Optometry Club, guest speak-
er James R. Miller, 669-0614,
Chemistry Building, Room
1640, 12-2 p.m.
j "Preserving Priorities," Jeffrey
Harold, sponsored by Graduate
Christian Fellowshiip, Ann Arbor
Christian Reformed Church,

sored by Ballroom Dance Club,
Michigan Union Ballroom, 7-8 p.m.
beginning lesson, 8-9:30 p.m.
dance practice
J"Breaking Into the Business,"
Nickolas Gilberthsponsored by
Ann Arbor Filmmakers Forum,
Espresso Royale Caffe, Main
Street, 7:30 p.m.
J "Ecology Center Library Open
House," sponsored by Ecology
Center, 117 N. Division, 1-4
J "Liturgy of Holy Communion -
Reformation Sunday," Matthew
Lawrence preaching, sponsored
by Lutheran Campus Ministry,
Lord of Light Lutheran Church,
801,South Forest Ave., 10 a.m.
"Su.ndhay Service." bible studv,

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