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Former Irvine
student indicted
for hate e-mail
A former student at the University of
California at Irvine was indicted last
week on 10 federal hate-crime charges
for allegedly sending threatening e-
mail messages to Asian American stu-
dents and staff members, The
Chronicle of Higher Education report-
The indictment charged Richardo
Machado with trying to intimidate 10
named victims on account of their race.
0 assistant U.S. attorney said the e-
mail violated federal civil rights
The messages were sent to about 60
people from a campus computing cite
in September. In his messages,
Machado warned Asians that if they
did not leave the campus, he "personal-
ly will make it (his) life career to find
and kill every one of you."
Machado, who was enrolled at Irvine
*il last spring, was not arrested.
Citadel women's
haircuts against
The three female cadets at the
Citadel will be punished for "disobey-
ing ,regulations" after giving them-
selves flat-top haircuts, The Chronicle
of Higher Education reported.
GXccording to The Chronicle, the
t omen's efforts to fit in came too close
to setting their own guidelines at an
institution where students are supposed
to follow the rules.
"We don't allow just any cadet to cut
their own hair," said a spokesperson for
the Citadel. "We don't want someone
standing in front of the mirror coming
up with their own design."
The women could be confined to the
npus or given demerits for their
Yale campus
poster-free, clean
A year after Yale University started
enforcing long-standing postering reg-
ulations, the university has limited its
student organization advertisements to
ew campus bulletin boards and dis-
y cases.
By the end of last year, the universi-
ty was spending $30,000 annually to
repaint lamp posts and gates damaged
by posters. At one point, posters
clogged the Yale Station Post Office so
much that the fire marshal expressed
concerns about a possible fire hazard.
Environmental and fairness concerns
prompted the push for enforcement of
altering regulations. Promoters of the
r gulation said the campus has had a
positive response to the enforcement.
Western student
wants clean hands
Jeffrey Kocab, a first-year student
and vice president for hall improve-
ments for his residence hall at Western

Michigan University, is leading a cam-
paign to return soap dispensers back to
idence hall community bathrooms.
in 1987 WMU stopped installing the
,dispensers after vandals began tearing
them off the walls. Kocab asked if a
hall improvement fund could be tapped
to buy soap but was told the money is
earmarked for major projects.
A WMU spokesperson said the real
issue is the cost of the dispensers' fre-


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

to Grad.
By Heather Kamins
Daily Staff Reporter
Nestled away on the second floor of
the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
yesterday, University interim President
Homer Neal officially welcomed the
Knowledge Navigation Center to the
library system.
"(The KNC) houses an innovative
new service and the first of its kind in
academic libraries," Neal said.
A multimedia research center filled
with state-of-the-art technology, the
KNC allows students, faculty and
researchers access to the most sophisti-
cated digital and print information and
applications. The KNC has offered ser-
vices to the University community
since it opened July 24.
"We hope it will allow students to see
the library in a broader context," said
Margo Crist, associate director for pub-
lic services.
"In one place we can bring access to
the technology and digital resources
and tools, but also to the paper
resources and our subject specialists,"
Crist said.
Library information professionals
are on hand to assist with real-time,
visual, interactive and network commu-
nications, using databases, locating
information, and creating web pages.
"We think this is the first center that
really emphasizes the collaborative
effort between librarian, faculty and

interim President Homer Neal works with software yesterday in the Knowledge Navigation Center, located in the Graduate
Library. The center opened July 24, but was officially welcomed yesterday morning.

student," Crist said.
"We see it launching people into
technology and resources."
The technology and utilities that the
KNC brings to the University is unlike
that of any other academic institution.
"This library has the sixth-largest col-
lection of all universities in the U.S. and
Canada. Now we are trying to be the
leader in intellectual technology"
University Library Dean Don Riggs said.
"It is like the nerve center of the
library. It may be small, but it really is
mighty," Riggs said.

Yesterday's open house allowed visi-
tors to be led through many of the ser-
vices and resources available at the
KNC. Visitors had access to Internet
tools. digital cameras and software.
geographic information systems, and
electronic text support.
Assistant librarian Deborah
Wassertzug gave a demonstration of the
library's geographic information sys-
tem. The program she used allowed her
to create maps using census and elec-
tion data from 1790 to the present.
"(This program) allows you to create

a map of data. You can visualize data
and that makes a big impact when you
are trying to make a point and learn,"
Wassertzug said.
The services available yesterday are
available to all students and faculty dur-
ing normal business hours. Walk-ins
are welcome, but C'rist said appoint-
ments are helpful when dealing with
specific topics.
"We try to adapt to a person's skills
and help them learn the skills and tools.
then they can go elsewhere and use
them," Crist said.

two new
By Will Weissert
Daily StaffReporter
Even with its elections looming
less than 24 hours away, the
Michigan Student Assembly still
managed to get some work done at
last night's meeting - giving its
External Relations Committee more
work to do.
In a small North Campus conference
room, the assembly passed a resolution
supporting Ann Arbor-based Michigan
Document Services in its court battle to
produce coursepacks without paying
publisher's royalty fees. The measure.
also stated that ERC would lobby on
behalf of any state, federal or local pol-
icy aimed at reducing coursepack
"Thisis our way of saying that MSA
is relevant in students' lives and that we
work on their behalf' said LSA Rep.
Mike Nagrant, who drafted the resolu-
tion along with a host of other repre-
MSA President Fiona Rose said the
resolution would help students battle
the cost of school supplies.
"All of us have to buy coursepacks
- it touches so many students strug-
gling with high materials costs:' Rose'
"I think Mike (Nagrant) and Srinu
(Vourganti) were right to tap into an
issue that is so important to so many
students. "
The assembly also passed a separate
resolution urging members of the state
Legislature to vote against a bill that
would bar any Michigan school from
altering its admissions policies on the
basis of race or sex.
"Two hundred students crowed into
the Union Ballroom showed us they are
in support of affirmative action," said
ERC Chair Erin Carey. "It's good that
we finally threw our support toward
specific legislation which will have an
While the resolution did not
specifically mention ERC Carey said
she would continue to fight for the
protection of affirmative action in
Cary said she plans to meet with
state Sen. Alma Wheeler Smith (D-
Salem Tvp.) soon to discuss future leg-
islation on this issue.
Even members who do not support
affirmative action said the measure is a
good idea.
"I think we should have done this a
long time ago - we shouldn't just
make a statement, we should attach it to
specific legislation," said LSA Rep.
Jonathan Winick.
"You all know I don't support affir-
mative action - but I still think this is
a good principle for us to follow," he
MSA Vice President Probir Mehta
said the assembly needed to take action
to prevent the "slippery slope" effect.
"It is very important we vote in favor
of this," Mehta said. "Otherwise legis-
lators will micro-manage the
University and force policies on them
in the future."

elects new
By Katie Piona
Daily StaffReporter
Becoming the president of the
Panhellenic Council at the University is
a heavy responsibility - but one that
both Shelby Brown and Julie Keating
were eager to meet last night when the
1997 Panhellenic Executive Board was
Brown, an LSA junior and member
of Chi Omega sorority, won out over
Keating with a majority vote of the
Panhel representatives from each cam-
pus sorority.
"They were both really great," said
Becca Coggins, the outgoing president.
"Shelby will be great. She's been a
great leader in her house."
Panhel Adviser Mary Beth Seiler
spoke highly of both Brown and
"Shelby and Julie are very qualified
in their own ways," Seiler said.
"(Shelby) is an outstanding young
woman. She'll do an excellent job."
Brown said she has several initiatives
she wants to implement as president.
"I really want to do a lot of philan-
thropic events," she said.
Brown also said she wants to work
on increasing internal pride among
sororities and end the campus' lack of
respect toward the Greek system.
Keating, an LSA junior and member
of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, said
she was disappointed, but added that she
plans on remaining actively involved in
the Greek system, especially in her cur-
rent role as the 1996 social chair.
"(Shelby) will make an excellent
president," Keating said.

Panel gives women
scheduling advice

Shelby Brown, Panhel president-elect,
was chosen last night.
Among the president's responsibili-
ties are working side-by-side with the
lnterfraternity Council to make the
Greek system successful.
"Almost all of our programs are
jointly done," said IFC President Larry
Powell said that whenever he meets
with University administrators, it is
alongside Coggins.
Last night, Brown and Keating gave
five-minute speeches, followed by two
"pros" who spoke in favor of each can-
didate for one minute.
LSA junior Lisa Rubin spoke on
Brown's behalf and said the new presi-
dent is innovative and unique.
"I think she's going to bring a lot to
the position that Panhel hasn't seen
before," Rubin said.
IFC will be holding its executive
board elections tonight at Alpha Zeta
Delta sorority at 7:30 p.m. Jeff
Kosiorek, a member of Delta Kappa
Epsilon; Joshua Henschell, a member
of Pi Kappa Alpha; and Ken Tanner, a
member of Beta Theta Pi, are running
for IFC president.

By Anita Chik
Daily Staff Reporter
University students who hold jobs,
are enrolled full-time in school and
even raise families got a chance to
receive advice about how to cope with
both family issues and hectic school-
work at a panel discussion yesterday
titled, "Resources and Resolutions in
the Community."
Leslie Wimsatt, a doctoral student
in the School of Education, said she
finds her University life stressful. As
both a parent and a full-time student.
Wimsatt said she has a hard time
commuting between work and
"I bring a sleeping bag and I sleep on
people's floors," Wimsatt said. "I stay at
other students' houses. i start to stay
overnight because it's dangerous to
drive at night."
Of the 40 people who attended the
event at the Michigan League, 27 said
they have families, four said they are
single parents, and 19 have full-time
The panel discussion, organized by
the Center for the Education of
Women, invited speakers to offer tips
for students, faculty members and the

public on how to balance work, life
and family.
University alum Rob Pasick; one of
the speakers at the event, opened the
discussion with the issue of how male
stereotypes impose enormous stress on
"Everything that I have learned
about being a man has to do with being
successful in one field and being com-
petitive," Pasick said. "So many men
have been trained to think that work is
Leslie de Pietro, coordinator of the
Family Care Resources Program at the
University, used a cartoon, titled "The
great juggling act:' to illustrate how
most people often hold more responsi-
bilities than they can handle.
"Think of cats juggling all the hats
on their heads," Pietro said. "Maybe
you are wearing too many hats ... we
have to admit that we are human
Pietro said the trick to balance life is
to learn how to say "no" and set priori-
ties when developing a work schedule.
She emphasized that people should
find time for relaxation, avoid focusing
on their failures and fears, and always
keep a sense of humor.

quent replacement and cleanup.
- Compiled from The Associated
Press and U- Wire by Daily Staff
Reporter Janet A dam.

e Kamran Bajwa is a Law first-year student who is taking a civil procedure class. This was incorrectly reported in Friday's
* James Boyer lectured the Senate Assembly, not the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs. This was incor-
rectly reported in yesterday's Daily.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

J Japan Student Association, 4th
general meeting, 669-0558,
Alice Lloyd, Red Carpet Lounge,
7-9 p.m.
Reform Chavurah, weekly meeting,
P669-0388, Hillel, 1429 Hill St.,
7 p.m.
',j United Asian American
Organizations, officer elections,
764-8705, Michigan Union,
Kuenzel Room, 5:30-7 p.m.

ture, sponsored by Puerto Rican
Association and Office of
Multicultural Affairs, Michigan
Union, Wolverine Room, 7 p.m.
J "Choosing Your Major," sponsored
by CP &P, SAB, first floor,
Maize/Blue, 4:10-5 p.m.
J"Information Meeting and Slide
Show," sponsored by New
England Literature Program,
Angell Hall, Auditorium D, 8
J "You Can Quit Smoking!" spon-
sored by HPCR Department of
University Health Service, UHS,
Room 309, 12-1 p.m.

J Northwalk, 763-WALK,
Hall, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.


j Psychology Peer Academic
Advising, 647-3711, sponsored
by Psychology Department,
East Hall, Room 1346, 11a.m.-4
JSafewalk, 936-1000, Shapiro
Library Lobby, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
J Student Mediation, sponsored by
Student Dispute Resolution
Program, 647-7397
J Underrepresented Minority
PreMed Peer Academic
Counseling, sponsored by

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