The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, February 26, 1997 -3
Ballot issue may add
more MSA members
$10M in funds
swo former medical professors at the
Medical College of Georgia have been
charged with diverting more than $10
buillion in drug-research fees to their
own private companies, The Chronicle
Fof Higher Education reported.
'Richard Burison and Bruce Diamond
were indicted on 172 counts of stealing,
tax evasion and racketeering.
College policy requires that all pro-
ts be approved by the administration
'Md that the college must receive some
f the revenue. The professors had
resigned in June, after administrators
accused them of not obtaining universi-
ty consent for their research.
the Sigma Chi chapter at the
University of Nebraska recently
received a minimum one-year proba-
tion from officers of the fraternity's
international organization, The Daily
Nebraskan reported. The punishment
comes as a result of a cross burning
'that members of the fraternity per-
formed in January. Fraternity members
'sdid the cross burning was a traditional
al for their chapter.
Wlhe chapter will not lose any privi-
Iepes under the probation. However,
members will have to complete require-
ments established by the international
chapter in order to end its probation.
The university may also add time
onto the probationary period.
dumps to death
Nathaniel Johnson, a first-year stu-
dent at Syracuse University, jumped to
his death from a fourth-story window a
week ago, The Daily Orange reported.
Although toxicology reports on
Johnson have not been finalized, wit-
nesses said he ingested LSD before
assaulting three students. Police reports
;said Johnson then went up to his room,
locked the door and jumped through
s closed window.
'Caleb Poter, a senior at Indiana
University and captain of the school's
soccer team, was charged with a mis-
demeanor battery charge for his part in
an alleged assault on a sophomore, the
Indiana Daily reported.
The victim was allegedly attacked by
members of the IU soccer team and
two unidentified students at Poter's fra-
rnity house earlier this month.
The attack was allegedly a result of
'hf victim escorting another member of
thte soccer team out of a party the fra-
ternity was hosting.
Daniel Myers, an introductory English
instructor at Iowa State University, threw
gut his syllabus after the school paper
raised questions about its content, The
owa State Daily reported.
he syllabus stated that students
Ahould expect a 'C' because that is the
4uality of work first-year students usu-
,i3y submit. Also, the syllabus stated
Tht "everything your high-school AP
teacher taught you was bullshit" when
cussing the quality of advanced-
-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Chris Metinkofrom University Wire
By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
Students will have the option of
expanding the membership of the
Michigan Student Assembly when they
vote in MSA elections March 19-20.
The ballot question, which was
approved by MSA members at last
night's meeting, will ask students
whether representatives from student
groups with more than 400 members
should be allowed to join MSA as ex-
Student General Counsel Dan Serota,
who proposed the resolution, said ex-
officio members would have the rights
of elected assembly members, but
would not be allowed to vote.
He said the addition of ex-officio
members must be approved by the stu-
dent body because it changes the all-
"I think the added input and the expe-
rience of being student leaders in the
community will be a large asset to the
assembly," Serota said. "I've been dis-
cussing this with people for a few
But Serota said any group belonging
to a larger organization cannot apply to
send a representative to MSA. For
example, an individual fraternity could
not delegate a member, since it is part
of the larger Interfraternity Council.
Instead, IFC would have the option of
sending a representative.
Serota said each group would be
responsible for deciding who would
represent them on MSA.
MSA Vice President Probir Mehta
said the idea comes from a need for
more direct communication between
assembly members and representatives
of student groups.
"I think this is one of the biggest pro-
posals MSA has passed on to the stu-
dents all year long," Mehta said. "We're
embracing them, bringing them to the
table, not driving them away."
Kim Roberts, judicial vice president
for the Panhellenic Association, said
ex-officio representatives will give
assembly members better insight into
the concerns of student groups.
"It will give voting members the
chance to hear and consider other opin-
ions that they normally don't get to
hear,' Roberts said.
Serota said ex-officio members will
make MSA more student-friendly.
"We continually hear from students
that MSA is insensitive to their needs,"
Serota said, adding that the ex-officio
members will represent their con-
stituents. "It's an issue that empowers
students in general."
Residence Hall Association president
Randall Juip said other campuses have
official student group members on their
"I think it's a step in the right direction
for MSA," Juip said, adding that he
would enjoy working with MSA on
issues concerning both MSA and RHA.
"We do have overlapping constituents.'
Other assembly members said that
since their job is to represent a wide
range of constituents, there is no need
for ex-officio members to participate.
"It could be counter-productive to
have too many members on the assem-
bly, just as too many cooks spoil the
broth," said Engineering Rep. Mark
Pharmacy graduate student Matt Curin speaks as a member of the Michigan4
Cycling Club at last night's MSA meeting.
AIDS ads spark
DETROIT (AP) -An AIDS preven- man laying down with a human-sized
tion group is hoping a new advertising syringe stabbing him through the heart.
campaign that includes images of a The poster has the slogan, "Sharing
naked man impaled on a syringe and a works can lead to AIDS," along with a
gay couple kissing will get its message toll-free hotline number.
across. Other groups targeted by the ads are
But one billboard design has become teen-agers, young white gay males and
the target of several gay-lesbian com- black males.
munity groups, who say its message But the billboard drawing ire from
says violence against gays is accept- gay-lesbian community groups depicts
able. a gay couple embracing and about to
AIDS Michigan Partnership unveiled kiss. Next to the couple is the text,
the HIV prevention campaign yester- "We're hoping for some negative
day. Using focus groups to hone the responses. Use condoms. Stay HIV-
message, the privately funded $250,000 negative." The billboard is targeted at
campaign uses slang and double enten- young, white gay males.
dre to remind people to practice safe The groups are concerned with the
sex and drug usage. image and the double message it implies.
One billboard, lists ways in which The billboard has been the subject of
AIDS can be contracted, including several articles in the gay press, and has
slang for oral and anal sex and also some community leaders asking why
"ways we can't print here." they weren't consulted about the design.
"To get a prevention message across "if you want to target a community,
we need to do things differently," said you've got to go to that community,"
Lisa Rutledge, president of the partner- said Craig Covey, president of the
ship's board of directors. "It's not Midwest AIDS Prevention Project in
always pretty stuff, but that's how we Ferndale. "You don't unilaterally devel-
change the choices that we make." op a campaign in the dark of this nmag-
One of the billboards depicts a naked nitude."
We can bind your report while
A spiral or velo bind puts a professional finish on any report.
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Architecture graduate student Kyu-Man Park peers at his project, which is on display at the Slusser Gallery at the Art and
Architecture Building on North Campus. Park completed the model last year.
exhibit to show off crain
By Daniel Nolan
For the Daily
Students in the College of
Architecture and Urban Planning said
they hope to captivate their visitors
with a state-of-the-art architectural
The show, titled "con.structs,"
includes the best of last year's projects
from each studio level, as well as
selected works from some master's
thesis projects. The exhibit, which can
be viewed in the Slusser Gallery at the
Art and Architecture Building on
North Campus, displays winning
designs from a contest judged by the
Architecture first-year student
Gregory Hanson, whose piece
"Shinming Shyu" is displayed, said
only Art and Architecture students visit
the exhibit because they are the ones
who regularly come to the building.
"Having my colleagues recognize it,
having a couple people say 'that's
nice,' that's at least important," Hanson
Hanson said his project was "the
exact same project as about a hundred
"We all get the same project, but if
you walk around, everyone has a total-
ly different take on it," said
Architecture first-year student Caleb
Barbara Weber, Architecture and
Urban Planning, communications
director, said architects are "the best-
kept secret on campus."
"I think people have this view of
architecture as being a bunch of people
sitting around thinking as if in an ivory
tower,' Weber said.
Weber stressed the presence an
architect has in his or her environment,
and how the campus environment is
caught up with the practical work of
"An architect needs to know how to
build a bridge," Weber said.
Architecture Prof. Melissa Harris
said each final piece "diguises" the
many steps that went into completing it.
"It's important to note, any exhibit
like this is only a tiny excerpt of what
goes on, only the final project," Harris
Dividing walls, drafting tables, tape
decks, posters, projects and an occa-
sional hammock cover the third floor
of the building, where Architecture
students perform much of their work.
"We really do live here" Clauset
said. "The process is what's not really
shown downstairs - that's what's
shown up here."
Architecture first-year student David
Teare said the models are similar to
what a real architect would present.
"This is exactly what happens in the
field, except these are students' "Teare
said. "That's actually what you'd see if
you were three inches tall"
The exhibit can be viewed from 11
a.m.-4 p.m. through Friday.
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