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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 23, 1997 - 13A

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Bishop Bartoni plans to go to East
Lansing this weekend, but most likely
won't make it to the game.
"One-hundred-fifty dollars is too
much to spend on a football game,'
Bartoni said. "I'm not going to try for a
ti t now. Anyone who spends $700 a
ti t must be a really big football fan."
As a result of the high prices, many
University students will be making the
trip to East Lansing to tailgate and see
their friends, but not to attend the game.
"Even if I don't get to the game it's a
great experience,' LSA first-year stu-
dent Emily Borlas said. "I'll get to tail-
gate and have a lot of fun.'
Other fans have tried and failed to find
w t they would consider fair prices.
tried to get a ticket," said Jessica
Wu, an Engineering first-year student.
"The best price I could get was $100 and
that was two weeks ago. I would pay
$30-$40 to go. That's a decent price for a
big game. It's ridiculous to pay $100 for
a game you can watch on television."
Other University students agreed they
would want to go to the game - if they
could buy tickets for a reasonable price.
" would go just for the atmosphere,"
L. first-year student Meg Sislak said.
"But it's insane to pay $700 a ticket"
Ticket brokers have been buying and
selling tickets to this game all week.
Prices are much higher than the $100
or $200 tickets found in the Michigan
State residence halls.
Prime Ticket Detroit, a ticket broker, is
selling lower-level seats starting at $700
and upper-level seats at $600. Another
broker, Connections Ticket Service, is
s out of tickets to Saturday's game
aler selling their last two seats on the 50-
yard line for $450 each.
Upper level and end zone tickets are
priced between $200-$400, and seats
between the goal lines could cost more
than $400, brokers said.
But one State student said tickets are
not yet selling high enough to convince
him to sell his ticket.
"I'm not going to sell my ticket
r ," Michigan State sophomore Jeff
Eastman said. "The price is too low.
This is a huge game."
As with any big game, students look-
ing to buy tickets are aware of the prob-
lem of counterfeit tickets. Counterfeit
tickets are reported to have been sold at
Michigan home games and could turn
up in East Lansing.
"We don't fear ticket counterfeiting,"
Loding said. "But we are aware that
t-g can happen.'
Continued from Page 1A
"It says it is illegal to discriminate
against people or give preferential
treatment not only in the public sec-
tor, but also in the private sector,"
Jaye said.
Somelegal experts said the bill does
shave logical intentions.
The whole argument he is presenting
is that whites are being discriminated
against" said Wayne State University
constitutional law Prof. Robert Sedler. "I
find that very hard to believe"
Robert Destro, a law professor at the
Catholic University of America, said
that continuing affirmative action pro-
grams is a violation of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, and legislation such as
Jaze's would help clarify the legality.
*The argument that affirmative
action is justified says that it is ille-
gal, but we're doing it anyway,"
Destro said.
Because current circuit court cases
conflict with one another and the

Supreme Court has not offered a firm rul-
ing on affirmative action, Destro said it is
up to legislators to regulate the programs.
"I don't think the court can ever
t ly lay down a rule," Destro said.
hat we really need is some lead-
ership from our political and civil
rights leaders."
Some California state legislators
said that after Proposition 209 passed
last November, there were many nega-
tive results in higher education.
"Proposition 209 resulted in fewer
minorities applying to graduate
schools," said California Assembly
member Jack Scott (D-Pasadena), a
A*mber of the assembly's Higher
Education committee and former presi-
dent of Pasadena City College. "The
minority enrollment numbers have
markedly decreased."
Jaye said in addition to fighting
minority preferences in higher educa-
tion, his proposed amendment will
eliminate employment discrimination
because it targets the private sector.
"The Big Three automakers are
*remists in granting minority prefer-
ences,' he said. "It's absolutely essential
that my legislation focus on both sectors."
Chuck Licari, a General Motors
spokesperson, said GM considers
many aspects to achieve diversity when
hiring employees. Those aspects
include ethnicity, family status, mili-

Continued from Page IA
The Center will strive to engage both students
and faculty in ways that enhance and promote cit-
izen participation, he said.
Board members said their immediate goals are
to establish the mission of the Center and raise the
necessary funds to maintain the site. As the Center
grows, the board plans to develop a strong base of
resources that will eventually enable the
University's Center to rival such prominent com-
munity service umbrella organizations as Stanford
University's HAAS Center and Brown
University's Swearer Center.
Along with these general goals, members bring to
the board their unique backgrounds and concerns.
"When I was in college, I worked on a Navajo
reservation?' said Mayard, who is a graduate of the
University's School of Social Work.
"I've experienced what this kind of service
learning can do, and it's even better when there is
University support so that people with good ideas

have a place to apply for dollars to put those ideas
to work," she said.
Both student representatives on the board,
Hanna and Public Policy and Social Work gradu-
ate student Alicia Wilson, said they are optimistic
about the board's potential.
"If you look at the members, it is truly an amaz-
ing national board, made up of wonderful people
who do community service," said H anna, who
chairs the MSA Environment Issues Commission.
Hanna said she hopes to bring her background of
both service and activism to the board.
Wilson said she recognizes the "ability of the
Center as a central body to garner resources," but
she hopes to serve as an "eye for diversity" on the
board so that many of the smaller, lesser-known
service groups get the support they deserve.
Wilson also stressed the importance of the space
as an opportunity for exchange between student-
run programs and academic research.
As minorities on the board, both Hanna and
Wilson identified getting more student representa-
tion as one of their priorities when the board

"If you look at the
members, it is truly an
amazing national
- Mona Hanna
LSA senior
"While we have both an undergraduate student
and a graduate student on the board, at our last
meeting the indication was to have some of the
new board members be students," Wilson said.
Both she and Hanna plan to work to keep the
Center as student-driven as possible, she said.
The Center provides space for many student
service organizations including the student-run
Project Serve program as well as the national ini-
tiatives of AmeriCorps and America Reads.
Project Community, a program offering credit to

students for specific service work through the
Sociology department, also has offices at the
Additionally, the Center provides meeting space
to any campus community service organization
and it offers technological and financial support to
several small start-up student service groups who
applied for space in the third floor "incubation
The Center is also home to the "Michigan
Journal of Community Service Learning," a
unique annual publication exploring the role of
service in academia through peer-reviewed
research articles.
University alumnus Sanjay Patel, a full-time
staff member in the Project Serve office said he is
happy about the opening of the new Center.
"In the past there was no way to connect student
groups on campus," Patel said
"The Center has the potential to work well, if we
can use each other's resources," he said. emphasiz-
ing that any student service group is "welcome to
come use our space."







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