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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 29, 1997 - 3

New York
governor to cut
financial aid
* In his newly released budget plans,
New York Gov. George Pataki proposed
a $75-million cut to the Tuition
Assistance Program.
Members of New York's budget
committee say the state spends about
75205 million per year on financial aid,
making New York the highest distribu-
tot of financial aid. Even with the cuts,
committee members said New York
ould still be well ahead of California's
dnancial aid spending, the next most
dnerous state.
The plan also limits the amount of
time a student can receive assistance. In
the past, a student pursuing an associate
"dgree could receive six semesters of
aid. TAP would now only be available for
"dour semesters per student.
"f the plan is approved, New York
Qublic universities also will have to
raise tuition $400 per student per year,
ording to The New York Times.
Police search
campuses for serial
rape suspect
Police in Florida and Georgia are
searching for a man they believe raped
five students on two different universi-
'ty'campuses within the past two years,
e Chronicle of Higher Education
The victims include four students
who say they were raped in their apart-
ments at the University of Georgia and
a student at the University of Florida
Ayho reported a rape while jogging near
the campus.
The rapes occurred between March
1995 and March 1996. Police say they
"believe the suspeet will rape again.
"He'll be doing it somewhere' said
9gt. W. J. Smith of the Athens, Ga.,
Police Department.
Prof. fired for not
attending church
-"Brigham Young University fired a
professor because a local Mormon bish-
op would not "certify his spiritual wor-
t-iness," according to The Chronicle of
*igher Education.
The university expects Mormon pro-
fessors to be "faithful members of the
rhurch" and requires certification of its
The professor failed to receive the
certification because he missed some
Sunday church services.
OU ranked No. 1 for
*ispanics education
The University of Oklahoma has
-bebn ranked first out of 700 schools for
'=L'Atino/a student programs by Hispanic
' Xtlook in Higher Education.
:'"The rankings were based on Latino/a
-t Sudy departments and student organi-
zations along with scholarships, tutor-
ing and financial aid availablity.
artmouth to
hoose mascot
Big Green Backers, a student organi-

zation at Dartmouth College, in
nover, N.H., is holding a contest to
O4hIoose a mascot so students don't have
p cheer just a color anymore.
"Big Green" is the school's nick-
name, but students are now also asking
for a mascot. A Web page was set up
students to voice their suggestions
out it didn't receive enough input to
represent a clear student majority vote,
according to The Daily Northwestern.
The moose, with about 150 votes,
peared to be the most popular nick-
name suggested on the page.
Darmouth officials have no official
position on the search for a mascot.
-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Chris Metinko.


seek fame
By Kerry Klaus
For the Daily
The celebrity advertisements are
plastered on billboards, posters and
Spike Lee. Tyra Banks. Bart and Lisa
Simpson. And now, a University stu-
Representatives of the milk mustache
national advertising campaign brought
their milkshakes and cameras to the
Michigan Union yesterday in an effort
to promote health awareness and pro-
vide students with a shot at 15 minutes
of fame.
Students posed for photographs after
guzzling thick milkshakes - with the
chance of getting their wholesome grin
posted on a national Web site.
The University is one of 95 schools
and colleges participating in a nation-
wide tour designed to target college stu-
dents. Winners already have been cho-
sen from previous schools.
"The responses on the tour have
been great," said Kevin Olchawa of
Bozell Public Relations in Chicago.
"The winners so far have been pretty
excited to have their picture on the
Web site."
Those who participated in yesterday's
contest will have their photos sent to the
mustache-ad copywriters who will then
choose a University winner.
"They look for something unique,
something that exemplifies the milk
mustache ads," Olchawa said.
The student turnout was high yester-
day, said Steve O'Beirne, who helped
coordinate the tour for the Milk
Education Board.
"I think it's been really good," he
said. "This has been an above-average

LSA sophomore, Rachel Ross, poses for a photo for the "got milk" advertising campaign in the Michigan Union. The company
will choose one University student's picture for a national Web site.

LSA sophomore Irene Renieris
stumbled onto the milk setup by
"The funny thing is, I was going to
enter the contest
by mail," she
said, "so this is
like my second The p,
The event was ver po$
co-sponsored by
the Michigan
S t u d e n t Un
Assembly, and
LSA Rep. Dan Scrota was on hand to
get his picture taken.
"I think it's kind of cool. It's a nation-
al campaign and there's a lot of free
stuff'," he said.
Some students also took home
Polaroids to remember their experience,
as well as posters and calendars featur-


ing previous celebrity advertisements.
"The posters are very popular," said
Lynn Glazewski, a registered dietitian
who works at University Hospitals.
" D e n n i s
Rodman went
out pretty fast."
Psters are Students also
.ar i, had plenty of
iaS R . suggestions for
ynn Glazewski future celebrity
- . .mintk advertise-
-ry dietician milk advertise-
Brsity dtcan ments.
"I'd like to
see Tyra Banks again, and again," Art

But others thought certain politicians
might be better at courting potential
milk drinkers.
"I think (House Speaker) Newt
Gingrich (R-Ga.) would be good for
something like this," said LSA
senior Susan Zachmann. "He needs
the calcium."
But Gingrich is not the only one who
may need more calcium in his diet,
according to counselors who attended
the event to disperse information and
answer questions about the benefits of
"Seventy-four percent of college stu-
dents drink a glass or less a day,"
Glazewski said. "Our goal is to help
make students aware of the calcium cri-
sis they're in the middle of."
Students can find contest winners at
the Why Milk? Web site at

Panel finds
flaws in
By Alice Robinson
Daily Staff Reporter
Sally O'Connor doesn't believe two
wrongs make a right.
Last night, the former teacher told a
crowd in the Michigan League why she
did not seek the death penalty for the
man who killed her elderly mother.
"My mother taught me that it's
wrong to kill and that two wrongs don't
make a right," said O'Connor, whose
mother was killed in her Detroit home
17 years ago.
The panel discussion on the effec-
tiveness of the death penalty also
included Ron Hampton, executive
director of the National Black Police
Twenty-five people attended the
event, sponsored by the University's
Amnesty International group.
LSA junior Lisa Wilson, a co-coor-
dinator of Amnesty International, said
the group wanted to continue the theme
of the Martin Luther King, Jr. sympo-
sium, "Campaign for a Unified
Community of Justice."
Wilson said the organizers wanted to
answer the question, "Should (capital
punishment) be a part of a community
of justice?"
Hampton, who was a Washington,
D.C., police officer for 24 years, said
the death penalty is just one of the
flaws in the criminal justice system. He
pointed out that living in Michigan is
not more dangerous than living in a
state that allows the death penalty.
"Is crime in Michigan any more than
in any other state that has the death
penalty?" Hampton asked. "Is it les
safe than in any other place?"
Hampton said a society without the
death penalty makes more sense.
"We know what works - a more
humane society" he said.
One student said she found
Hampton's candid comments about
police procedure especially interesting.
"I found that both of them are really
credible as far as their ideas" said Ann,
an LSA junior, who did not wish to
give her last name.
O'Connor said the government's
logic does not always set a good exam-
ple for the rest of the nation.
"(The government says,) 'We're
frustrated with crime so we're going to
kill the criminal,"' O'Connor said.
"There's no deterrence effect to having
the death penalty on the books."
O'Connor said she has forgiven her
mother's murderer, who received 20-
60 years in prison, and has even writ-
ten to him.
"It took me a long time" she said. "I
didn't know what I wanted to write. I
wanted to know if he has turned his life
around because he will be released

senior Joshua Druker said.
Other students agreed that glamorous
models would be good at peddling
"Definitely Jenny McCarthy - milk
does her body good," LSA sophomore
Dan Stolarski said.

MSA, DPS talk on mutual safety issues

By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
Michigan Student Assembly mem-
bers met with a Department of Public
Safety official last night to discuss the
two groups' mutual concerns about
campus safety.
In an ongoing effort to improve rela-
tions between students and campus
police, DPS Sgt. Gary Hicks addressed
the assembly and answered a variety of
questions about the department's role.
Both groups said improving the rep-
utation of DPS is a top priority.
"DPS, unfortunately, has a very poor
reputation on campus, whether it be on
purpose or not," said MSA Vice
President Probir Mehta.
DPS officials said they hope students

can feel more comfortable approaching
them with concerns.
"I would like to have a stellar rela-
tionship with MSA and all the student
organizations on campus," Hicks said.
"I would like this to be a working model
for other law enforcement agencies and
student groups."
Mehta said he expects a solid rela-
tionship between MSA and DPS.
"I want to see a real presence from
students, not just MSA, but other stu-
dent groups on campus," Mehta said.
"The main thing is that they need to
know that they're accountable to the
community as well."
LSA Rep. Dan Serota said the
assembly is behind all efforts to
improve the relationship between the

two organizations.
"Hopefully, MSA's role in improving
campus safety will continue to expand
as it has in the last few years," Serota
said. "It will serve as a good resource
for students in the future."
Hicks said he also has been working
with MSA to plan the upcoming cam-
pus safety walk, which will tentatively
take place April 2.
Hicks said the purpose behind the
event is to "walk through campus and
observe the goods and the bads -
things that need improving."
Students, faculty members and Ann
Arbor residents are invited to join DPS
and other University departments for
the safety walk, Hicks said.
LSA senior Andrew Wright, a mem-

ber of the assembly's campus safety
commission, said this year's safety walk
should be more successful than past
"It's important to keep that contact
up," Wright said. "We worked with
DPS for the last (campus safety
Although the campus safety walk is
currently the main focus between the two
groups, future plans are in the works.
"One thing that's been discussed is
forums in the residence halls that would
center on crime prevention and safety
while on campus and in the buildings,"
Hicks said. "We've also talked about
educating the students that live off cam-
pus and (about) their safety walking to
and from home to class."

Archer hails Detroit's
progress in address
DETROIT (AP) - Saying a new computers in all 968 police ve
vitality and prosperity has entered daily He said through an improve
life, Mayor Dennis Archer in his State tax payment project, the city c
of the City speech last night hailed a collect another $29 million to
turnaround during his three years as lion in taxes within three year
mayor. "More efficient, cost-effec
Archer said the city has seen the tems like this ... really give usI

$ $$ (r;.

d income
expects to
$39 mil-
ctive sys-
hope that

largest increase in housing values of
any of the 10 largest cities in the coun-
try, the lowest murder rate in 21 years
and unemployment cut from 16 percent
to 9 percent.
"The state of the city tonight is better
than it has been in decades," Archer
said. "But as wonderful as our achieve-
ments are ... we cannot build our future
on momentary success."
He said the city must continue to
reduce crime through efforts such as
hiring more police officers and putting

the day of reducing the tax burden on
Detroiters is not far off," Archer said.
The mayor, like his friend and ally
President Clinton, is a product of the
rock 'n' roll generation. He chose two
Motown songs to describe the city's
Archer told how South Africa
President Nelson Mandela came to
Detroit a few years back and spoke of
the city's hardship through a Marvin
Gaye song. "Brother, brother, brother,
there's far too many of you dying."

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