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The Michigan Daily- Wednesday, April 9, 1997-

Assembly fills committee, commission chairs

Former South
Florida student
gets parole
A former student at the University of
uth Florida was freed after serving
18 months in jail for violating patent
rights, The Chronicle of Higher
Education reported.
Petr Taborsky was placed on pro-
bation until 2008 for stealing
research notebooks from the school's
laboratories while he was a research
assistant.
Taborsky had claimed that the
notebooks were his personal proper-
* but a judge disagreed. However,
Taborsky kept the notes and used
them for an invention for which he
later received three patents.
Taborsky had been serving the 3
1/2-year prison sentence he received
after being convicted.
Harvard admits
ecord-high
amount of women
The percentage of women admit-
ted to Harvard reached a record high
of 48.5 percent for the class of
2001, The Harvard Crimson report-
ed.
Last year, women comprised 45.5
percent of the admitted class. In the
1960's, the male-to-female ratio was
*he admissions department at
Harvard has speculated that female
admittance has increased because of an
intensified outreach to women.
Minority admissions also rose slight-
ly to 34 percent, up .9 percent.
Hopwood has
little effect on
,exas admissions
Despite a slight decrease in minori-
ty applications and admissions at the
University of Texas, officials reported
no surprises in post-Hopwood admis-
sions policy, The Daily Texan report-
ed.
The Hopwood ruling by the U.S.
Supreme Court declared affirmative
tion policies at public universities
constitutional.
Admissions officials claimed that
the 1-percent drop in black student
admissions was not because of the
Hopwood ruling, but instead was due
to a revamped and longer application
that discouraged students who were
not sure they wanted to attend the uni-
versity.
tale nabs millions
from drug patents
Due to rocketing royalty profits
from an AIDS drug invented by two
Yale scientists, the university's
patent revenues have doubled in two
years, cutting the school's deficit to
$4 million, The Yale Daily News
reported.
Yale had made cuts in the faculty
*d several departments to cut its
once $18.5 million dollar-deficit,
but the biggest contribution has
come from Zerit, the AIDS drug
being marketed by Bristol-Myers
Squibb.
The university, which received $5

million in revenue last year from the
drug, expects revenues of $12 million
this year and more than $18 million
ext year.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Chris Metinko from the University
wire.

By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
Lights in the chambers of the
Michigan Student Assembly stayed on
late last night as assembly members
elected their committee and commis-
sion chairs for the new term.
Chair elections saw new faces and the
re-election of many assembly veterans.
However, before the assembly began
choosing its new chairs, the first order
of business was to approve the Office
Space Allocation Committee's recom-
mendations to give student groups
office space on the newly remodeled
fourth floor of the Michigan Union.
Many students representing their
campus organizations were on hand to
hear whether the assembly approved
space for their groups. The assembly
unanimously approved the allocation

committee's recommendations.
Carrie Pate, finance vice president of
the International Association of
Students in Economics and Business
Management (AIESEC), said the mem-
bers of her association are very pleased
to relocate from the Perry Building.
"We're happy that we got office
space because our members are in the
office on a daily basis," said Pate, an
LSA senior. "We need to keep in con-
tact with local businesses and other stu-
dents in other countries."
AIESEC was one of the 51 campus
groups to receive a fourth floor office
space allocation from MSA. The four
groups that did not receive space were:
the Black Biology Association; Bursley
Council and Bursley Family and Baits;
Musicians for Christ; and the National
Association of Black Accountants.

MSA Vice President Olga Savic said
the student groups should be pleased
with their new Union offices.
"I think that although there might be
minor grumbling, in the end everyone
will be happy," Savic said.
After the approval of the office
spaces, assembly members settled in for
the hours it took to determine who
would lead the various assembly com-
mittees and commissions for this term.
Dan Serota, former MSA student
general counsel, secured the spot for
Campus Governance Committee Chair
by one vote over Engineering Rep.
Mark Dub, who was later elected to the
position of Budget Priorities
Committee Vice Chair.
Seorta said he would like to work
closely on several issues over the next
year. He said that most importantly he

wants to increase communication
between students at large who become
committee appointees and the members
of the assembly.
"I encourage all students to apply for
any of these positions;" Serota said. "I
really think it's a great chance for stu-
dents to get involved in the University."
Newly elected MSA Treasurer Karie
Morgan was re-elected to chair the
Budget Priorities Committee.
Morgan said she wants to continue
working on a project to create a univer-
sal funding form that student groups
can fill out each semester. The universal
form would allow student groups to fill
out only one application, which can be
used to apply for funding from various
sources on campus in addition to MSA.
"It's going to be my BPC priority for
the summer," Morgan said.

Serve Week '97 revs
up to aid charities

It's in the cards

By Jenni Yachnin
Daily Staff Reporter
Rollerblade-a-thons, lock-ins and
live bands on the Diag are part of Serve
Week '97, a combination of different
student groups working for charities on
and off campus. The week begins today
and runs through April 16.
"I think people really enjoy having a
hand in someone else's life;" said week
leadership team member Spencer Preis.
Between 50 and 60 different groups
will volunteer in Serve Week, said
Project Serve Director Anita Bohn.
"We contacted (groups) in the fall to
ask if they were interested in working
with us;' Bohn said. "Some groups
knew they wanted to do something but
had no clue what."
Most activities are open to all
University students and Serve Week
organizers said they hope this will
encourage greater participation.
"Last year we had a similar number
of sites, but the number of open sites
was limited," said Preis, an LSA sopho-
more. He expects somewhere between
500 and 1,000 participants this week.
Project Serve will have an informa-
tion table set up on the Diag all day
today to encourage students to sign up
for events, Preis said.
"Serve Week focuses the attention of
the campus on the issues facing our
community;' Bohn said.
The information table also will be
open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the week
and local bands including Karmic,
Goose and Second.Strain will perform
-on the Diag.
Kinesiology senior Angel Wren said
this is the only time during the year
when many students participate in char-
itable activities.

JOSH BIGGS/Daily
Psychic Jewel Sheldon gives a tarot card reading to Kay Marshall yesterday at Main Street News during the store's
'psychic night.'

"The best part of Serve Week is to
see the tremendous amount of student
support;" said Wren, an issue coordina-
tor for Project Serve. "Serve Week is a
time when students take time out of
their busy schedules to get out into the
community and participate."
Activities during the week will include
environmental workshops, assorted
speakers, non-perishable food drives, and
hygiene product and bucket drives. Arbor
Haven, Habitat for Humanity, Urban
Plunge and Freedom House also are
involved in the week's events.
"I don't feel that we necessarily have
a specific highlight to the week," Preis
said. "We have many wonderful pro-
jects within a great span of issues going
on all week.'

FLEMING
Continued from Page 1
designed the building based on a theory
of composed order.
"Architect Alden Dow had a theory
of composed order that was based on
the works of Dutch painter Piet
Mondrian," Mayer said. "The facade of

the building is divided into rectangular
forms and shapes."
Regent Rebecca McGowan (D-Ann
Arbor) said she strongly encourages
Bollinger's decision to relocate the
President's office.
"It is an apt metaphor for his larger
point;' McGowan said. "The point that
we need a more human and engaged face

by the leadership towards the various
people who make up the University."
School of Public Policy student Kwe
Akuete praised the ideas and plan
Bollinger addressed in his speech.
"If he's serious about being accessibk
to students and faculty, moving out o
Fleming is one way he can demonstratc
that," Akuete said.

U I

OMA
Continued from Page 1
But he said the bill allows some room for
interpretation.
"My legislative intent was that the
entire search be open after the five candi-
dates are named," Schwarz said. "Legal
opinions on the meaning of the act are in
variance of each other. Northern is not
trying to do anything illegal ... "
Schwarz said that because this is the
first search under the new OMA, many
aspects have not yet been tested. But he
said that in time, after court cases and
different opinions, a standard will be set
for presidential searches.
"It's all legal interpretation,"
Schwarz said. "I expect we'll see an
equilibrium as to what the law is intend-
ed to do eventually."
Other legal experts agreed that NMU
is complying with the OMA.
"They're going pretty much by the

law," said Ann Arbor attorney Joan
Lowenstein, who specializes in media
law. "The new law says they can meet
in secret to discuss candidates, and
they're doing that"
But Lowenstein said it is difficult to
be certain they are complying with the
OMA, which states that all final delib-
erations must be made in public.
"How do you know they are not
deliberating?" Lowenstein asked.
During the University's search, the
current law had not yet been passed.
"If this statute was there when we
conducted our search, I don't think any
of our candidates would have partici-
pated," said Law Dean Jeffrey Lehman,
who chaired the University's presiden-
tial search advisory committee.
Lehman said he has "grave doubts that
the- statute is constitutional," because
three of the state universities' governing
boards are granted autonomy from the
state legislature in the constitution.

Florida State U iest
congratulates
University of Michi ~an
WOLVERINES
on their victory in the finals of the
National

GRoUw MEETINGS
U Black Biology Association, 764-
1066, Michigan Union,
Conference Room2204, 5-6 p.m.
d Graduate Christian Fellowship, 669-
6145, Ann Arbor Christian
Reformed * Church, 1717
Broadway, 7 p.m.
O Korean Students Association,
Michigan League, Henderson
Room, 7 p.m.
U Reform Chavurah, Weekly meeting,
669-0388, Hillel, 1429 Hill St.,
7:30 p.m.
OThe Law Panel, 997-9137, Michigan
Union, Pendleton Room, 6:30-8
p.m-.
0 United Asian American
0 iatos Weekly meeting,
996-4588, Michigan Union,
Anderson Room, 6-7:30 p.m.
O Undiute Psychological Society,

Violence," sponsored by SAPAC,
Michigan League, Room D, 7-8 p.m.
U "Day of Silence," sponsored by The
Queer Unity Project, all day
S"immigration and Public Health," spon-
sored by The Resource for Public
Health Policy and Management,
School of Public Health Building I,
Room 3001, 12-1:30 p.m.
U "Reflections on the June 1996
international Workshop in Suzdal,
Russia: 'Children, Democratic
Participation and Community-
Based Environmental Care," spon-
sored by The Center for Russian
and East European Studies, Lane
Hall, Commons Room, noon
U "TASA Elections," sponsored by
Talwanese American Students for
Awareness, Michigan Union,
Sophia B. Jones Room, 7 p.m.
U "University of Reading: Information
Sessions" sponsored by CP&P,
Michigan Union, Sophia B. Jones

SERVICES

U Campus information Centers,
Michigan Union and Pierpont
Commons, 763-INFO,
info@umich.edu, UM*Events on
GOpherBLUE, and http:/
www.umich.edu/-info on the
World Wide Web
U English Composition Board Peer
Tutoring, need help with a paper?,
Angell Hall, Room 444C, 7-11
p.m.
U Tutoring for 100-200 Level Courses
in Chemistry, Physics, and Math,
764-6250, Markley and Bursley
Hall Libraries, 7-9 p.m. and
Shapiro Library, Room 2166 8-10
p.m.
U Northwalk, 763-WALK, Bursley Hall,
8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
U Psychology Peer Academic
Advising, 647-3711, sponsored

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