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One hundred seven years of editorlfreedom

November 21, 1997

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'JJ' regents
By Janet Aamy
Daily Staff Reporer
Claiming they are being taken away
from their families, members of the
Residence Hall Association voiced
concerns to University Housing offi-
cials last night about limitations being
put on upperclassman housing options.
HA members said the new housing
y takes priority away from the stu-
dents who deserve it most. Housing
plans to restrict most juniors and
seniors wishing to live in University
Housing to Baits, Oxford, Fletcher and
Cambridge Housing.
"If I were a junior or a senior, I'd feel
sort of betrayed because you'll cater to
people who aren't even students yet,
while we've been students for two
years," said Engineering sophomore
erick Thompson, as students
a lauded and snapped in the back-
ground to show support. "Coming into
the University, we've been told that we
were members of a community. Now
we can't even live with our families"
RHA members also expressed dis-
satisfaction with the timing of the
"We're going into Thanksgiving
break and finals and to have to look for
Wapartment at this time would be
in redible stressful," said Engineering
senior Lisa Keyser.
Members of the University's Board
of Regents expressed similar concerns
when Regent Andrea Fischer Newman
(R-Ann Arbor) brought up the issue at
yesterday's regents meeting.
"It's wonderful to have living-learn-
ing environments, but if you don't have
the space to house the students, you're
s ding them out into the market, cre-
g a stress level," Newman said.
Newman equated the short-notice
change in policy to the split-season
football tickets that first-year students
received in late August.
"This will have the same level of
emotion," Fisher-Newman said.
Regent S. Martin Taylor (D-Grosse
lie) said he never has heard anyone say
Housing amenities are adequate.
"There's little doubt in my mind that
don't provide appropriate housing,"
Taylor said. "(Students) have enough
other problems. You don't need that on
the plate."
Regent Olivia Maynard (D-
Goodrich) said Housing's new policy is
"a little problematic."
"I could see how if I were in that sit-
uation, I would be a little panicked,"
Maynard said.
ln addition to worrying about where
W'll rest their heads next year, RHA
members expressed concerns about the
impact the new policy will have on the
few upperclassmen seeking to return to
their halls.
-"I would personally find it hard
knowing that it was just me and one
other senior in the hall," Keyser said.
See HOUSING, Page 2





DPS fears
1ijuries if
fans rush
By Heather Kamins
Daily Staff Reporter
Witnesses of the 1993 Michigan-
Wisconsin football game remember
the tragedy that resulted as fans tried
to rush the field at Camp Randall
Stadium in Madison, causing 73 peo-
ple to be seriously injured.
To avoid a similar event, the
University is forbidding fans to storm
the field of Michigan Stadium follow-
ing Saturday's game against Ohio
Department of Public Safety
spokesperson Elizabeth Hall said
rushing the field will pose severe
health risks to fans who hop over the
rail after a possible Wolverine victory.
"There is an approximately seven-
foot drop between the stands and the
field," Hall said. "Seven feet is a big
drop. People can sprain their ankles,
See SAFETY, Page 2
The Showdown

Ohio State
prepares for
By Alan Goldenbach
Daily Sports Editor
History will be on display tomorrow afternoon. One of
college football's most storied rivalries, and perhaps its
most vicious, will add a new chapter to its annals that
will have higher stakes than any other in almost a quarter
WhenNo. 1 Michigan (7-0 Big Ten, 10-0 overall)
and No. 4 Ohio State (6-1, 10-1) square off tomor-
row at Michigan Stadium, there will be more than
simple bragging rights on the line. This year's block-
buster is not just about Midwestern supremacy or
Michigan is hoping for its first undefeated regular sea-
son since 1971 and its first trip to the Rose Bowl since
the 1992 season, the last of five consecutive trips to
Pasadena. Ohio State is hoping for revenge and possibly
a repeat appearance in the Rose Bowl for the first time in
more than 20 years.
The past two seasons, upset victories by downtrodden
Michigan have destroyed perfect seasons for second-
ranked Ohio State teams. A 31-23 victory in 1995 cost
the Buckeyes a trip to the Rose Bowl, and a 13-9 victory
last year cost them a possible national championship. The
Buckeyes went on to an 11-1 record that included a Rose
Bowl victory.
Now, perhaps, it is Ohio State's turn to issue some pay-
backs. The Buckeyes are now the underdogs.
"They say paybacks are a mother," Ohio State line-
backer Kevin Johnson said, "and there will be some pay-
backs Saturday."
Paybacks are part of the long history of the rivalry. In
the 1970s, the Michigan-Ohio State season finale decid-
ed the Big Ten title between the two teams and deter-
mined who would represent the conference in the Rose
See BUCKEYES, Page 10

Countdown to Th i me
No. 1 Michigan vs. No. 4 Ohio State
Saturday, noon (ABC)

A DPS officer stands next to the rail at Michigan Stadium. DPS officials fear students may brave
seven-foot drop to rush the field in the event of a Michigan victory.

This game is worth more than money

H ow much is your ticket worth
to you? How much? Maybe
$100 or $150 or $200 in cold
cash - money you could use on
important things like books, bread or
beer? Think about it. What would it
take for you to stay home alone
tomorrow, with bedlam bombarding
the Big House just blocks away?
For some, apparently, it won't take
much. If every person has a price,
you'd still think it would take a lot for
any University student to part with a
ticket to this year's game between No.
1 Michigan and No. 4 Ohio State.
Sadly, that's not the way it is.
You've seen the signs plastered all
over Angell Hall and the Union, out-
numbering MSA election flyers in
some places. "TWO TIX FOR SALE!
GOOD SEATS!" Just a phone call,
from the highest bidder, and the
transaction will be complete: a col-

lege student's soul traded away for a
quick payday.
Anyone who sells their ticket to
this game - for no reason other than
making a personal profit - should
withdraw from
school. Now.
Go home.
Think of all the
money you'd
save by not
paying tuition.
Then, think of
NICHOLAS J. all the money.
COTSONIKA you've wasted
The Greek by paying
Speaks tuition as long
as you have,
because you
obviously haven't learned anything
Tomorrow's game will be the
biggest this school has experienced in

decades. The storied Michigan-Ohio
State rivalry, which has been reduced
to one team spoiling the other's sea-
son for too long, finally is back to
what it once was. Two equal teams
will be playing for pride, a trip to
Pasadena and a chance to win the
national championship.
But, in the end, tomorrow will be
about much more than a game,
though it is the game that fuels the
magic. It's a simple choice, really:
Become one with 106,000 people
laughing and cheering in splendid
unison, or become one with yourself
and $100 while sitting in the shallow
stillness of your sofa.
For those who make the right
choice, tomorrow will be what we
came to Michigan for - or at least.
what we should have come here for.
Michigan football isn't about touch-
See COTSONIKA, Page 10

A student who Identified himself as "Moose" seeks a footbali ticket.

Students take
varying stands
on social policy

The sound of silence

Board reacts to proposed
budgeting modifications

tKatie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
During the last night of a
four-day symposium about
affirmative action, each of
the nine student panelists
advocated equality
- but they spoke
from different per-
spectives about how
* should be
"1 don't think any-
one would say we want an
undiverse school," said
Engineering first-year stu-
dent and panelist Alok
Agrawal, who opposes affir-
mative action.

meeting that featured state
politicians, last night's event
focused on how affirmative
action serves society.
Many of the panelists -
each of whom came from a
different campus
organization -
voiced agreement
that members of soci-
ety should funnel
efforts into improv-
ing different areas,
including primary educa-
tion. Several students, how-
ever, said affirmative action
and improving K-12 educa-
tion must go hand-in-hand
because eliminating affirma-

By Heather Kanins
Daily Staff Reporter
The University Board of Regents is scheduled
to vote today on proposed changes to the current
budgeting system.
The changes will alter the budget to better serve
the academic mission of the University, said
Provost Nancy Cantor, as she presented the pro-
posal to the regents at their
monthly meeting yesterday.
"Budgets are here to sup-
port the academic commit-
ments of the faculty and stu-
dents," Cantor said.
Cantor's proposed revisions
include a change in the nam-
ing of the budget system,
increased attention on inter-
disciplinary collaboration
between schools, a move to a Cantor
multi-year budgeting system
and centralization of money allocation for
University'museums and libraries.

geting system, and therefore changes must be
made periodically.
"I think it is always important to recognize that
a budget is a fluid process," McFee said. "Provost
Cantor is demonstrating that she is willing to make
changes to a system that was imposed two years
ago because some problems have arose."
Cantor said the first problem with the sys-
tem is its title. Spe said the name Value
Centered Management leads one to believe that
the budgeting system reflects the values of the
"There is too much importance put on the sys-
tem rather than the choices, and the process to
make those choices,' Cantor said. "We should call
it what it is - a budget model."
Cantor said there needs to be incentives to pro-
mote cross-discipline studies between the
University's 19 schools and colleges.
"We need to make sure that schools get the sup-
port they need in order to attract students to take
classes (in other disciplines), which may greatly
impact their lives," she said.
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