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One hundred seven years of ediozT'rilfreedom

February 20, 1998

DC says
eeds new
y Katie Plona
aily Staff Reporter
The Centers for Disease Control and
revention announced yesterday rec-
mmendations for collegiate and high
chool wrestling programs that mirror
hanges already made at the University
uiring the past two months.
restlers should consult health
xperts before beginning a weight loss
rogram and should become educated
bout healthy practices regarding nutri-
on and weight control, the CDC rec-
"The CDC report released ... sup-
orts the University of Michigan's task
once recommendation that a pre-sea-
on weight class and a safe in-season
eight monitoring program must be
blished," said Michigan Athletic
ector Tom Goss.
The center's report comes just months
ftier the deaths of three collegiate
sters, including Michigan wrestler
efferey Reese, a Kinesiology junior.
Reese died of kidney failure and
eat malfunction caused by dehydra-
ion and excessive exercise while train-
g on Dec. 9. He was wearing a rubber
uit to work off the weight necessary to
ify for the 150 weight class.
About one month before Reese's
udden death, two other college
vrestlers died from similar circum-
tances - Joseph LaRosa of the
Sniversity of Wisconsin at La Crosse
nd Billy Saylor of Campbell
Jniversity in North Carolina.
Michigan wrestler Phil Klein said
dding more medical support into
restling programs will benefit the
in the long run.
etting doctors (involved) is defi-
itely worth it," said Klein, a
'inesiology junior. "Wrestling was
etting to the point where guys were
oing anything to cut weight, but it
vasn't fun and it wasn't safe."
The Michigan wrestling program is
urrently adding educational and health
omponents to reduce dangerous prac-
ices the wrestlers may have used
re Reese's death.
ichigan wrestling coach Dale Bahr
aid these additions will benefit
vrestlers early in the season.
"Anytime we get more education it's
ood,' Bahr said. "Whether it's doctors
r nutritionists, I think if they can come
riat the beginning of the season,
riaybe in September or October, when
uys come in after the off-season, it
vould be ideal."
All-American wrestler Airron
*ardson, an LSA senior who intends
pursue a career in the medical field,
aid he agrees with CDC's recommenda-
"So many people try to advise each
ther how to lose weight from things
ey've done in the past, but none of that
as any medical basis to it,' Richardson
aid. "Hopefully, if doctors are in the pic-
.re, they can help coaches."
ichardson added that the new med-
influence should not take away


pegs new



By Jennifer Yachnin
Daily Staff Reporter
The University Board of Regents approved
the appointment of Harvard University admin-
istrator Susan Feagin to the post of vice presi-
dent for development yesterday.
"The prospect of working with the team that
(University President) Lee Bollinger has put
together is exciting," Feagin said.
Feagin is scheduled to begin May 4, replac-
ing Vice President for Development Thomas
Kinnear, who will vacate the post on April 30.
As vice president for development, Feagin's
responsibilities will include overseeing
Feagin "is a consummate professional and
the organization is in very good shape,"

Kinnear said. "There's nothing we're doing
that is outside her expertise."
Feagin is the director for
university development at
Harvard University, an
office she has held since
July 1996. Although she.
has never worked at a pub-'
lic university, Feagin said
the transition should not be
a difficult one.
"Michigan has always
been in the lead in public
universities for develop- Feagin
ment - the recently completed campaign is
strong evidence of that," said Feagin, referring
to the $1 billion Campaign for Michigan com-

pleted this past fall.
Feagin is a graduate of Columbia University
and has worked at both Columbia and
Harvard. Bollinger said Feagin's academic
background made her an attractive candidate.
"It's already a very large program that's
absolutely comparable to what happens in private
universities," Bollinger said. "She comes from
within the university community. You really have
to understand the academic mission:'
Feagin said several factors contributed to
her decision to accept the position.
"The University of Michigan is such a great
research university and secondly, Lee
Bollinger will be a great leader for the
University," Feagin said.
During prior trips to the University, Feagin

said, she had a chance to meet with members
of the administration and faculty.
"1 think it was helpful for me and helpful for them
to meet and get a sense of each other," Feagin said.
Regent Philip Power (D-Ann Arbor) said he is
pleased with Feagin's appointment and expects her
to bring further success to the department.
"I'm delighted she has agreed to come here
and I believe from many conversations with
her that she shares our view - that the
University is poised for extraordinary projects
in the near future," Power said.
Although it occasionally peaks during foot-
ball season, Kinnear said development is a
continuous operation, and Feagin's mid-year
arrival should not halt activity.


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Housing fees to
rise 2.7 percent


Increase rate is below
those at many similar
public institutions
By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
The lowest rate of increase for stu-
dent room and board rates in years was
unanimously approved yesterday by the
University Board of Regents.
"We are pleased to be able to bring
forward a low percent increase that we
still think is responsible to maintain our
ongoing need to (satisfy) our residence
hall and family housing populations,"
said Alan Levy, director of Housing
public affairs.
Students who apply for traditional
housing for the 1998-99 school year -
which includes the majority of under-
class students - can expect a 2.7-per-
cent increase. For the University's fam-
ily housing facilities, the increase is
even lower at 2.45 percent.
This year's approval of room and
board fees by the regents comes in the
wake of several months of discussion
and debate among students, administra-
tors and regents regarding the future
use of University Housing units.
"We've been working on costs,"
said Maureen Hartford, vice president,
for student affairs. Hartford identi-
fied eight key areas that have been
and will continue to be important to
Housing, including eliminating room
arrangements that are too confined.
"We plan to completely eliminate
overflow triples by the year 2000,"
Hartford said, addressing one of the
recurring Housing issues.
When discussing long-range Housing
goals, Hartford mentioned the possibility
of constructing a new residence hall: This
possibility will have to be weighed
against other options, she said.
LSA sophomore Bram Elias, a
Michigan Student Assembly repre-
sentative, said the low increase rep-
resents the close working relation-
ship between students and represen-
tatives from the offices of Student
Affairs and Housing.
"The proposal (Hartford) put before
the regents today can honestly be called
a student proposal," Elias said.

1997-98 fees for a
8000 double room
at Big Ten universities
But Elias said the regents' "attitude"
toward the volatile issue of student
housing is not encouraging.
"The regents seem to want to run the
University like an economic institution,
not an educational institution," Elias
Students currently pay $5,342 to live
in a standard double room in traditional
residence halls - those that serve
meals. Next fall they will pay $5,488 -
an increase of $146.
Regent Olivia Maynard (D-Goodrich)
said the work done by Hartford and
members of her staff has resulted in a fis-
cally sound rate of increase.
"1 was comfortable with the fact that
vice president Hartford has done a lot of
homework with her staff," Maynard said.
Compared to public and private
universities across the nation, the
University's increases this year rank
on the average to low end. But the
cost of living in University housing is
still higher than it is at any other pub-
lic Big Ten school.
The estimated rate of increase for tra-
ditional double rooms at Pennsylvania
State University is 4 percent, whereas it
is 4.5 percent at Ohio State University
and 6 percent at University of California
See HOUSING, Page 7


Firas Belbeisi, a 12-year-old on a field trip from the Michigan Islamic Academy, protests at yesterday's anti-war rally.
200 protest policy on Iraq

By Melissa Andrzejak
Daily Staff Reporter
Stop the murder, restore diplomacy and lift the U.S. sanc-
tions on Iraq. These requests from University students seem
simple. But the probability of their fulfillment becomes more
distant each day the United States prepares for war.
About 200 students rallied on the Diag yesterday to edu-
cate themselves and others about the effects of U.S. sanctions
against Iraq and the possible consequences of military action.
LSA senior Imad EI-Sayed said the purpose of the rally
was to "pass the message (of Iraq) onto those who don't
know. Let them come to their own decisions."
Community education can influence the government and
create change, he said.
EI-Sayed is a member of Prevent - the student and com-

munity action group that sponsored the event. Prevent seeks
to influence government decisions by inspiring and educating
community members so they will voice their opinions.
Students' beliefs came through loud and clear as shouts of
"One, two, three, four, we don't want your racist war"
boomed across Central Campus.
In addition to chants and picket signs, students and com-
munity members spoke vehemently about their concerns.
LSA senior Amer Zahr stressed the importance of relating
to the Iraqi community.
"We have to be able to make a distinction between Saddam
Hussein and the people of Iraq," Zahr said. "We must send a
message from Ann Arbor to the White House that the killing
of Iraqi citizens cannot and will not be tolerated."
See PROTEST, Page 7

Arrests made for
thrax possession

Member of Aryan
ation boasted of power
o 'wipe out' Las Vegas
he Washington Post
LAS VEGAS - FBI agents charged
No men with possessing the deadly
iological agent anthrax yesterday and
aid one of the suspects - whom they
tified as a well-known white
upremacist - boasted he had enough
f the substance to "wipe out the city."
The suspects included Larry Wayne
larris of Lancaster, Ohio, who the FBI
aid was a member of the Aryan Nation
hite supremacist group. Arrested with

awaiting a bail hearing scheduled in
federal court Monday, were "involved
in the construction of a weapon." But
authorities awaited testing by military
specialists to determine whether the
substance confiscated from Harris and
Leavitt is really anthrax.
Harris was arrested in May 1995
after a Rockville, Md., laboratory sent
him three vials of freeze-dried bubonic
plague bacteria through the mail. After
pleading guilty to one count of fraud in
connection with possessing the inactive
bacteria, which he claimed he wanted
for research for a book he wrote on bac-
teriological warfare, Harris was sen-
tenced to 18 months on probation.

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corking out during the football off-sea-
Michigan's inside linebacker, decided
obby - acting.
th his eight other cast members, is per-
v play, "Terrance's Embarrassment,
n at 8 p.m. tonight in the East Quad
,e Auditorium.
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