The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, February 3, 1998 - 3
at campus library
A female called the Department of
Public Safety on Friday to report that
she was sexually harassed at the
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. The
caller said she was reading a Japanese
newspaper on the third floor when a
man approached her and asked for the
After she responded to the question,
the man backed up and fondled his penis
rough his pants. The victim then stood
and left the area. She refused to file a
report and said she would not leave her
namie or phone number before speaking
with her husband. She said she only
called to inform DPS that an incident
DPS reports indicate that the suspect
was wearing a red turtleneck, a light
brown sweater and brown pants.
or bank robber
The Detroit Clearing House
Association is offering a $2,000 reward
to anyone with information leading to
the arrest and conviction of suspects in
the robbery of a Comerica bank on
Sept. 29, DPS reported.
According to DPS reports, the man
entered the bank, located in the
Wolverine Tower on S. State Street,
ring the afternoon and demanded
money from a teller. The teller handed
the man a bag with an undetermined
amount of cash. The man then fled the
bank with the bag.
Anyone with information about sus-
pects in the crime is encouraged to
contact DPS at 763-1131 or the
Federal Bureau of Investigation's Ann
Arbor office at 995-1310. More infor-
mation is available on the Web at
*ttp://www .umich.edu/~newsinfn/P hot
Man wields gun
A former employee of Mr. Ed's Oil
_Shop pulled out a handgun when he
returned to the store to dispute a prob-
kcm with his paycheck, the AAPD
When the man entered the store,
located on Washtenaw Avenue and
Huron Parkway, he pulled out a 50-cal-
iber handgun with a laser scope. The
store then called AAPD. and AAPD
officers arrested the man for carrying a
0 AAPD reports indicate that two 16-
year-olds were robbed by a panhandler
on Tuesday afternoon after the boys
attempted to have the man buy them
The youths were solicited by a pan-
handler on S. State Street, and instead
of giving the man money, they offered
to, pay him if he would buy them a
package of cigarettes.
When the man walked away with the
W sh, the boys tried to stop him. The
an pushed one of the boys in the chest
and a nearby AAPD officer apprehend-
ed the man and arrested him for
A report was filed and charges
against the man are pending.
Female calls from
A female called the DPS from
Northwood Apartments on Sunday
evening to report that someone was
harassing her. She was out of breath at
the time of the call but said she did not
need medical attention.
The identity of the harasser was not
reported, but the caller said she was
safe and reported that the suspect was
no longer present. She indicated that
4e drove away from the suspect earli-
er in the evening. DPS officers were
sent to investigate the incident and a
report was filed.
- Compiled hb Daily Staif
Reporters Reilly Brennan
and Jason Stq# :/
LSA faculty to support department groups
By Peter Meyers
Daily Staff Reporter
LSA faculty members said they want more acad-
emic activity from undergraduate student groups.
and they want the individual departments of the col-
lege to make it happen.
During the past year, the Joint Faculty-Student
Policy Committee has been studying undergraduate
student department clubs, such as the
Undergraduate English Association and the
Students of Biology club. The committe presented
its report during the LSA faculty meeting yesterday.
"We want faculty to take a leadership role in
establishing these groups," said David Schoem,
assistant dean for undergraduate education and
chair of the JFSPC.
Schoem said these undergraduate clubs do a great
deal to enrich the academic lives of students. They
publish student journals, ofter leadership opportuni-
ties and provide a forum where students can interact
with the faculty in their department.
English Prof. Martha Vicinus, who chairs the
English department, said the Undergraduate English
Association provides two services that are popular
"One of them is advice on which courses to
take:"Vicinus said. "The other is advice on what to
do with an English degree after you graduate"
Schoem also said that one of the great benefits
of being in a department club is that it fuses acad-
emics with the rest of college life. He said that stu-
dents tend to participate in academic discussions
in class, but afterward will talk about the sports
events or the parties they've attended.
But becoming a member of a department club
changes that, he said.
SLSA Student Government President Lauren
Shubow said the distinction is between students dur-
ing weekdays and "students over the weekend."
"We wanted students to be part of the fabric of the
intellectual life of the department," Schoem said.
Achieving this goal involved getting undergradu-
ates to go to department brown bag lectures and let-
ting students hear about their professors' research.
LSA sophomore M ichael Waters, publicity head
of the Students of Biology club, said the group has
helped students get to know their professors on a
personal level and learn about their research. Waters
had never had a class with Prof. James Bardwel, but
through the club he's heard stories about Bardwell's
trips to Africa and his biological research.
Students and faculty said they agree that one.
weak point of the groups is the level of faculty
"it would help for the faculty to take more interest
in their department groups:' Waters said, but added
that he knows professors have time constraints.
"One of the weaknesses that we have had is how
to get faculty involved" Vicinus said.
The report recommends that the departments
allot the clubs funding and office space.
"Student groups with office space seemed to
have more of a presence in the department,"
Schoem said, but added that finding extra depart-
ment space is always tricky.
As for funding, Schoem said it is best to allot at
least 5200 for each undergraduate club above and
beyond the funds students collect in dues or gen-
erate through fundraisers. He said different groups
have different financial needs.
"Dues range from five cents to S50, so there's a
lot of discrepancy," Schoem said.
Suspects arrested for mugging
University alumna Valerie Press and !SA sophomore Julie Herst are among
the staffers at the Women's Resource Center at University Hospitals.
Prowgr am acclaime
By Jason Stoffer
Daily Staff Reporter
An assailant attempted to rob a Pizza louse delivery per-
son early Saturday morning, marking the third attack on a
pizza driver in the past three weeks.
Ann Arbor Police Department officials said the incident,
which occurred outside the Mary Markley Residence Hall,
was a copycat mugging.
The driver was approached by a man in a ski mask after com-
pleting a delivery at approximately I a.m. The assailant implied
he had a weapon and demanded cash, but the driver did not
comply. After the potential victim hollered for help to a nearby
group of people, the assailant turned and fled to a pick-up truck
occupied by an accomplice.
Witnesses were able to obtain the truck's license plate
number and the Washtenaw County Sheriff Department took
two Saline men into custody later that night. Ryan Tripp and
Anthony Palazzolo were arraigned yesterday on charges of
attempted armed robbery, and each could face up to life in
prison if convicted.
Suspects have not been arrested in the other two pizza
delivery person muggings, but AAPD Sgt. Larry Jerue said it
is unlikely that the Saline men were responsible.
"These two fellows may have picked up on the program
from the others, but their mode of operation was different."
Jerue said. "'The other suspects did a bogus delivery call,
while the pizza man was robbed this time after a real deliv-
ery. This looks like a crime of opportunity."
While pizza drivers said they are concerned about
safety, drivers have not considered quitting their lucra-
Engler funds ski
DETROIT (AP) - iov. John
Engler announced a $50 million pro-
gram yesterday to train more people tr o a
in building and other skilled trades
needed to feed the state's booming wo ke
construction and high-tech I ndus- wviners3
The governors plan calls for 10.000
scholarships for people who enroll in
technical-training programs at the workers
junior college level. The program w ill Wayne State Un
provide up to S2,000 for each of the University alone h
state's technical programs. , projects under way
"This would effectively reduce by "Add to that sI
half the cost of community college in industry is alread
high-demand occupations such as con- enough enginee
struction trades. engineering techni- computer progr
cians, computer programmers and high-tech worker
health-care technicians" Engler The state's uneii
spokesperson John Truscott said in a percent, the lowest
news release. Engler acknowl
The scholarship program will cost the past - that ed
S20 million, Engler said. face a challenge i
"We've got the demand right now for pe to enter techn
high-skilled employees," he said. than academic sch
In' addition, Engler said Michigan "The reality is
will use $30 million to create at least going to be doc
five new technical training centers at Another reality, h
community colleges. technical progra
"We have worked too hard to more money than
restart Michigan's economic al arts colleges.
engine," Engler said yesterday The move com
before an address to the Economic Michigan Jobs Co
Club of Detroit. "Keeping our jobs' pleted in Sept
engine turbocharged means training Consulting that sa
our workers." had improved d
Engler said hundreds of millions years, bolstered b
of dollars in planned public con- and a surging auto
struction projects are helping create In comparing th
a shortage of 6,000 carpenters, elec- mate with seven ot
tricians, masons and other skilled the study ranked
tive jobs, said Glen Gosine, a manager at Cottage Inn
Pizza. Gosine said some experienced drivers can earn up
to S35,000 per year.
"Our drivers are very strong men and know danger comes
with the job:'Gosine said. "But they work a lot making deliv-
eries and know how to handle situations."
Cottage Inn Pizza drivers do not make deliveries unpre-
pared -- they are each assigned a shotgun to carry behind
their car seat and a can of mace to keep at their side.
"We started doing this four or five months ago when we
heard a Domino's truck was stolen.'Gosine said. "Company
policy says 'it's better safe than sorry.
Domino's Pizza takes a different approach to ensure driver
safety. Manager Jeremy Nissly said new Domino drivers must
take a two-hour safety course to learn the company's policies.
"We don't take cell-phone orders because they are not
traceable and confirmable" Nissly said. "Drivers are fired if
caught with more than $20 before leaving the store and we
don't deliver to dark addresses"
Nissly said Dominos has conducted extensive studies that
conclude it's best for drivers to make deliveries unarmed.
"The robber knows he's going to rob a driver, but the dri-
ver never knows he's going to be robbed" Nissly said. "If the
driver carries a weapon, 99 percent of the time if the weapon
is used it will be used against him"
Nissly said Domino's officials urge drivers to follow rob-
hers' orders and hand over their money.
"We have Caller ID. and we will know the phone number
and address of the robber:' Nissly said. "If they want to go to
jail for S10, that's fine with us."
Sour jobs' engine
irgedn means training our
- John Engler
Michigan Governor (R)
By Heather Wiggin
Excellence is no stranger to the
University Health System, a program
that prides itself on being among the
leaders and the best in health care.
True to the University's winning
tradition, the Women's Health
Program was recognized as a
National Center of Excellence in
women's health last November by the
U.S. Public Health Service's Office
on Women's Health.
"Michigan is now one of 12 (health
centers) that has received this recog-
nition." said Public Health Prof. Carol
Weisman. "It's really a great honor."
The Women's Health Program was
established in 1993 and has grown
exponentially ever since.
"We have a program that is the
future of where women's health is
going," said Juilet Rogers, deputy
director of the Center of Excellence.
The Women's Health Resource
Center is a source of information that
has served people as far away as
Israel and as close to home as Ann
Arbor, Rogers said.
"Our goal is when women around
the country think of women's health,
they think of the University of
Michigan," said Timothy Johnson.
chair of the obstetrics and gynecolo-
The recognition includes a S1.2
million grant to "supplement pro-
grams that we couldn't fund internal-
ly," Johnson said.
"We hope that this award will stim-
ulate cross-collaborational research,"
Weisman said. "The award is sup-
posed to be building research, clinical
activities, and collaborative efforts
across medical fields"
The multi-disciplinary approach of
women's health to the University is
not only appealing to researChers
w ith similar interests., but it also is a
goal for other medical centers.
In the past, medical knowledge and
research has been "male-focused,
with little gender differentiation,'"
But current issues such as breast
cancer, family planning. domestic
violence, sexual harassment and
menopause are all topics expected to
receive greater research attention in
The funding and recognition will
affect the Women's Health Program
in a number of ways.
"I think we're going to be able to
expand many of our outreach efforts."
Funding will "expand opportuni-
ties for new research," Rogers said.
"Since it's a national designation, it
will help U of M research to get rec-
Women's health researches said
they hope funding may be obtained
from additional outside sources as a
result of the current notoriety of the
Faculty from vanous University
departments are working to tie
women's health into curriculum,
research, and service planning,
"We're trying to offer more cours-
es and career experience in women's
health." said Valerie Press, research
coordinator for the Center of
The recognition demonstrated that
the University has "a step up on the
coordination of women's health."
Future related events include a
community wide women's health
day, scheduled to take place on May
iversrt and Oakland
have SI70 million in
y, he said.
hortage the squeeze
dy facing in finding
ammers and other
s," Engler said.
iployment rate is 4.1
edged --- as he has in
lucators and officials
i getting young peo-
ical programs. rather
most of us are not
tors," Engler said.
he said, is that many
m graduates make
graduates of liber-
es in the wake of a
rmmission study com-
ember by Fantus
aid Michigan's image
uring the past four
y a strong economy
e state's business cli-
her competing states,
climate as comparable to or better than
those found in Indiana, Wisconsin,
Kentucky and Alabama.
But it said Michigan doesn't fare as
well against Ohio, North Carolina and
South Carolina, the Detroit Free Press
The study rated Ohio as more
aggressive in economic development
and having better financing, tech-
nology and transportation than
Michigan. North Carolina has
cheaper utilities, business taxes and
labor, lower crime and a strong eco-
nomic-development program, the
Engler also used the Detroit appear-
ance to promote his proposal for a $500
million bond issue for environmental
protection and improvement. He first
announced the Clean Michigan Initiative
in his State of the State address.
The bond issue would require a
statewide vote - and support from
both parties in the Legislature to put it
on the ballot.
Engler said $325 million would go for
cleanup and reuse of "brownfield" sites,
$50 million for water quality programs,
$50 million for waterfront revitalization,
$50 million for state parks and $25 mil-
lion for river sediment cleanup.
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