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The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 30, 1998- 3

* BET EOF
CRIMwE NOTES
Student attacked
with spatula
Sept. 5, 1997 - A student in Mary
Markley residence hall was hit in the
face with a spatula Wednesday, accord-
Ing to DPS reports.
The victim suffered discomfort and
vas transported to the University
Hospital's emergency room by DPS
officers.
Resident falls
from bed in dorm
-Sept. 9, 1997 ---A student fell out of
!'bed early yesterday morning in West
Quad and possibly broke his finger,
DPS reports state.
The man also reported that his lip
was cut in the incident. A housing secu-
'rity officer escorted the man to the
emergency room of University
Hospitals.
Man kept after
eporno viewing
Oct. 17, 1997 -- A unknown person
was looking at pornographic material
on a University computer, DPS reports
state.
The suspect was browsing the Web
on the fourth floor of the Asian library
reading room of Harlan Hatcher
Graduate Library on Wednesday,
according to DPS reports.
DPS units found an existing warrant
for the 34-year-old suspect and arrested
htim.
=Woman swallows
plastic fork
October 28, 1997 A woman
called the Department of Public Safety
last Saturday to complain that she was
not feeling well after having swallowed
a plastic fork.
The caller told DPS officials she did
not need an ambulance. Officers met
with the injured woman near the fish-
bowl area of Angell Hall, DPS reports
state.
Woman assaulted
with brick
Nov. 7, 1997 - A woman was hit
with a brick on the first floor of the
East Medical Center parking lot
Wednesday, according to DPS reports.
.After being hit, the subject fell to the
ground and was found by security from
University Hospitals.
The injured woman remained
'motionless until taken to the hospital
emergency room
*Student drops
weight on head
Nov. 7, 1997 -- A male student was
lifting weights in Couzens residence
hall when he dropped a weight bar on
'his head Tuesday, according to DPS
reports.
DPS reports state the equipment had
malfunctioned. The cable to the handle
of the weight machine snapped as the
student pulled the handle downward,
JOPS reports state.
The handle then hit his head, causing
injury and a small lump.
The student called DPS and was

-Trnsported to University Hospitals for
treatment.
2 heads collide,
injuries occur
Jan. 28, 1997 --Two people hit their
heads together Saturday at the Central
Campus Recreation Building, accord-
ing to DPS reports.
One of the suspects was found on the
ground with a large amount of blood
near his head.
The first subject was escorted to the
iUniversity Hospitals emergency
room. The other subject drove him-
self to the hospital to receive treat-
* ent.
- Compiled b Daily Sports Editor
Alan Goldenbach.

Black migration increases, study reports

By Gerard Cohen-Vignaud
Daily StafReporier
The South, long the point of departure for many
African-Americans, has seen a population resur-
gence in the '90s as black migration to that part of the
country has hit record highs, according to a study by
sociology Prof. William Frey.
"Basically, black migration to the South has accel-
erated greatly in the'90s"Frey said. "As we've come
into the '90s, it's really become a whole scale move-
ment."
The black population in the South increased by
368,000 from 1990-1995, according to Frey, whose

findings are based on U.S. Census Bureau data. In
addition, Frey found that the majority of blacks were
moving from the Northeast with significant migra-
tion from the Midwest and West.
"This migration represents a full-scale reversal of
the outward migration that started in 1910" Frey
said.
Thc improvement in economic conditions and the
racial climate in the South are major factors con-
tributing to the migration. Frey said. Seven of the 10
metropolitan areas with the largest increases in black
residents are in the South, including Atlanta,
Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Miami.

[The places that arh g ,ng backs are these New
South' areas. These cities hae grow ing black middle
classes'lie said. "The tact that these areas are attract-
ing new blacks indicates that these areas are much
more racially progressive."
The trend started in the 1970's with the industrial
downsizing in the North and improving economic
and racial conditions in the South. Black migration
increased in the next two decades.
Frey thinks there are different types of migrants
moving to the South. Black workers are attracted to
the South because of the r italized economy, Frey
believes.

-[he "row i11 cadre of middle class black moving
to the New South cities,:' Frey said. The job oppor-
tunities are really important to them. The large black
population is also a really big draw for them."
Another group that is heading south are retirees
and aging black baby boomers.
"Retirees are another groups that are moving
south" he said. "They've lived all their lives in the
North and they want to retire to a place that has
amenities and tiarily"
Sociology Prof. Don Deskins agrees with Frey's
findings. citing the attractive tax incentives the South
has to offer.

I

MSA succeeds in getting
longer hours at library

By Kristin Wright
Daily Staf Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly has
succeeded in its efforts to extend the
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library hours
until 2 a.m.
The doors of the Graduate Library
will be open for an additional two
hours, Sunday through Thursday begin-
ning this weekend.
LSA Representative Jason Korb said
the new library hours will be more con-
d(ucive to students' common study pat-
terns.
"I think that the graduate library is an
excellent resource tool for everyone on
campus. And before, they closed so
early that students who study late into
the night didn't really benefit from
this." said Korb, an LSA junior.
"Hopefully, students will benefit from
the extended hours that fit students'
study hours."
Korb presented the idea of extending
the Graduate Libraryv's hours to fellow
MSA members last semester. MSA
then passed a resolution to lobby for the
change.
Academic Affairs Chair Rachel
Schlenker, who worked in alliance with
Korb on the proposal, said that MSA's
success in winning the two hours repre-
sents the assembly's dedication to stu-
dents.
-This shows how MSA can pass a
resolution and follow it up and go the
whole way,' said Schlenker, an LSA

"We really do have a voice, and
people do really care what we have to
say"
- Rachel Schlenker
MSA Academic Affairs Chair

representative and sophomore. "We
really do have a voice and people do
really care about what we have to say."
MSA President Mike Nagrant
addressed the idea to the Board of
Regents last semester and immediately
won the support of University President
Lee Bollinger.
Korb and Schlenker then presented
the idea to the Interim Director of the
library, William Gosling, who said that
he was impressed with the idea.
Gosling presented MSA's proposal
to University Provost Nancy Cantor,
who arranged for the Office of the
Provost to fund the idea on a one-near
trial basis.
Gosling said that he is appreciative of
the Provost Office's support on the mat-
ter.
"I am pleased that with the support
from the Provost Office. The University
library is able to expand the hours of
opening of the Hatcher Graduate
Library in response to the MSA
request," Gosling said. "This will pro-
vide both access to the collections and
quality study space."

Assistant Library Director Brenda
.Johnson said that the funding provided
by the Provost's Office will be used for
sufficient safety and stafing.
"We were absolutely delighted that
we received support from the Provost's
Office," Johnson said. "We had some
questions about security and safety,
but the funding from the Provost
allows us to have an adequate enough
number of staff in the building to make
it secure.
LSA first-year student Brigham
Eckrich is looking forward to taking
advantage of the new hours.
"I think that the extended hourswill
definitely benefit students:' Eckrich
said. "1 know that I study really kite at
night sometimes, and it will be nie to
have someplace quiet to go.
Schlenker said the new library Hours
are necessary, and students should gave
further access to the Graduate Librmry s
resources.
"This is obviously something that is
needed," Schlenker said. "There aie so
manv resources in the Grad tha( the
t4 sLl does not have."

SARA STILLMAN/Daily
Engineering junior Jim Riske plans to run for one of the two open seats for the
University Board of Regents in November's elections.
Student t run
for re*C~gen-dt seat

By Jennifer Yachnin
Daily Staff Reporter
If Engineering junior Jim Riske
captures a *seat on the University
Board of Regents in November. lie
will become the youngest regent in
the University's history.
Riske plans to begin campaigning
now for one of the two open seats on
the board. He said he hopes to be
nominated by the Michigan
Republican Party during the dele-
gates' convention in August.
"I have a great respect for the peo-
ple who are running -I just feel I
could do a better job Riske said.
"The three keys I'm running on are
room and board, tuition and the virtu-
al community."
Riske said that if he receives the
Republican nomination, he will not
re-enroll this fall semester because of
political and economic reasons.
"If I am elected to the board, I'm
sure there will be a lawsuit (against
me) over conflicts of interest," Riske
said. "The decisions we make on the
board are more important than where
I finish my degree.
Riske has worked on various
Republican campaigns and is a mem-
ber of the campus chapter of College
Republicans.
If elected, Riske would assume the
title of the youngest regent in
University history, a record now held
by James Waters. Waters served from
1970-94 and began his first cam-
paign two months after he graduated
from the University's Law School, at
the age of 30.
As a student, Waters was a mem-
ber of student government, the
NAACP and the Law Students Board
of Directors.
Waters was elected for three con-
secutive terms, until lie was defeated

in 1994. But he said he did not regret
his decision to serve.
'It worked out good - primarily
because I had been active in cixil
rights and student politics:' said
Waters, who oriuinally ran under the
banner of "youth and experience."
lie won against six other candidates.
Waters said students can bring a
fresh perspective to the board.
"I think if'you're 18 or older, you
should be able to run." Waters said.
"It all depends on the student's expe-
rience. His biggest challenge would
be to get through the convention.
"You need at least one young per-
son on the board to be able to identi-
fy with students," Waters said.
Riske said that while he supports
the idea of a student-regent. changes
need to be made to the current elec-
tion plan that's currently being
designed by MSA representatives.
"I think it's a good idea" Riske said.
"But if you look at the current MSA
elections. it's just a bad way to go:
While Riske said lie would like to
obtain the miajority of the student vote,
lie acknow ledged that it is not likely.
'I would like the student votes, yes,
but practically. I don't think people
look at the regent tickets" Riske said.
Michigan Republican Pary
Communications Director Sage
Eastman said having a student run for
regent is not a common scenario,
although young candidates are not
unusual.
"The party's strengths in numbers is
growing over younger levels,"
Eastman said. "We encourage anyone
with vision to get active in politics."
Riske said he has no fear of run-
ning against older candidates.
Riske said his platform is based
primarily on lowering tuition and
room and board rates.

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What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend

FRIDAY
J "After Kyoto, What Next?: Prospects
for an International Convention on
Climate Change," Keynotes
addresses, Sponsored by
Environmental Semester, East
NHall, Room 1324, 3 p.m.
J "C!hi Aoha Chrstian Fellowship,"

9:30 a.m.
J "Free Movie at Lunar New Year
Party," Sponsored by Free China
Student Association, Scarlett
Junior High School, 5:30-11:30
p.
J "HIV/AIDS Testing," Sponsored by
The HIV/AIDS Resource Center,
HARC Offices, 3075 Clark Rd.,

the Study of Complex Systems,
170 Dennison, Room 170, 10:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m.
j "Weekly Rummage Sale," Sponsored
by The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor,
Kiwanis Building, 200 S. First St.,
corner of Washington, 9 a.m- 12
p.m.

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