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The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 13, 1998 -

By Eliana Raik
Daily Staff Reporter
Kinesiology classes were can-
celed yesterday so students and
faculty could take part in KinDay
'98 - a morning filled with
speakers and presentations that
explored a variety of topics relat-
ing to kinesiology
A relatively new division at the
University, Kinesiology currently
enrolls about 700 undergraduate
and 50 graduate students.
Yesterday's events gave
Kinesiology students, as well as
those not affiliated with the divi-
sion, an opportunity to learn more
about the field of movement sci-
The day "is a way to make our-
selves better known to the people
of the community of the
University," said Kinesiology
assistant Prof. Ann Garcia, chair
of KinDay.
Oral presentations related to
kinesiology comprised a major
part of the day. Speeches exploring
themes ranging from the role of
exercise in the prevention and
treatment of heart failure to motor
performance in children were
accompanied by illustrative slides
and graphs.

AAPD female officer sues
employer for gender bias

By Peter Meyers
Daily Staff Reporter
Ann Arbor Police Department officer Laura Anderson
is suing her employer for what she claims are gender-
biased promotion policies.
Anderson's lawsuit claims that the AAPD denied her pro-
motion because of gender prejudice and that her fellow offi-
cers have been retaliating against her since March for filing a
sexual harassment complaint.
The AAPD has not yet been served with the lawsuit. Neither
AAPD spokesperson Sgt. Larry Jerue, AAPD Chief Carl Ent
nor City Attorney Abigail Elias would comment on the suit.
Promotions to sergeant are awarded in part on the basis of
a written exam. When three sergeant positions became avail-
able, male officers who did not score as highly on the review
were promoted while Anderson was not, said James Fett,
Anderson's attorney.
"What they have done is apply different standards to deny
her promotion," Fett said. Anderson received the second
highest score of those officers who took the exam and was
rated "highly qualified" overall.
The AAPD, in their review of Anderson's application for
promotion, claimed that she showed signs of immaturity.
Cited in the review was an incident in which Anderson was
off duty at a bar with several fellow officers, and either went
or was pushed into the men's bathroom.
"There was an incident when her fellow officers pushed
her into the men's john," Fett said. "The facts that will come
out is that they tolerate much more egregious behavior in
their male officers, but it doesn't affect their promotion a

Also involved in the lawsuit is a charge of sexual harass
ment filed by Anderson against an AAPD sergeant in March.,
Fett said that earlier in the year, Anderson told an AAPD
lieutenant that she had been harassed. The lieutenant called
for an investigation, which found no wrongdoing, Fett said.
Anderson filed a formal complaint of sexual harassment
with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission after
the investigation was complete.
Ent wrote in a letter to the Equal Employment
Opportunities Commission that Anderson showed signs of
immaturity by filing a sexual harassment complaint after the
investigation was complete. Ent's letter, which is quoted in
the lawsuit complaint filed by Anderson, called the complaint
a sign of her "lack of maturity" and an attempt to win pro-
motion unfairly.
"They're blaming her because one of their lieutenants felt
an obligation to do an investigation," Fett said.
Anderson's suit also claims other AAPD officers have been
retaliating against her since she filed the complaint. Fett did
not specify what form this retaliation has taken or from
whom it has come.
Fett said he and his client have not yet named the amount
of monetary compensation Anderson is seeking.
Fett said the lawsuit would likely compare Anderson's
alleged acts of immaturity to the behavior of other officers.
"The stuff that will be interesting will be the stuff that
comes out about their male officers," Fett said.
Fett would not specify about these other incidents or which
officers were involved.

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Brad Brady, a Kinesiology counselor, talks to Kinesiology sophomore Meagan
Haley during an event in the Michigan Union honoring the young division.

In the day's keynote speech,
titled "Life Task Participation: The
Ups and Downs of Dressing for the
Game," Provost Nancy Cantor
addressed the importance of par-
ticipating in athletic activities to
achieve personal happiness and
"People need to be a part of the
community they are in," Cantor
said. "Participating in social
activities leads to a path to well-
Students and faculty presented
research on topics relating to kine-
siology in an informal poster pre-
"Graduate students get a chance to
showcase their projects," Garcia said.
The event gave students an
opportunity to see their instruc-
tors' work.

"It lets us get to know our pro-
fessor outside of the classroom and
to see what kind of research
they're doing," said Kinesiology
junior Stefani Wiener.
For some students, the posters
related to material that is being
taught in their Kinesiology cours-
The posters "are pertinent to
what we're studying right now in
class," said Kinesiology junior
Don Stenger.
KinDay was not only an attrac-
tion for current University stu-
dents, but it also drew University
alumni to the campus.
"The division has taken some big
steps since I was a student here,"
said Kinesiology alumnus Mike
Jhung. "I'm envious of the opportu-
nities that students have now."

Cantor speaks with students

:students to dedicate lounge
*to Sharangpani this weekend

0y Carissa Van Heest
For the Daily
To commemorate the life and spirit of Arati Sharangpani, a
" niversity student and resident adviser who was killed in the
crash of Comair flight 3272 last year, Mary Markley
Residence Hall's Concourse
Lounge is scheduled to be
*enamed and dedicated in her "To see a I
honor on Sunday.
More than 200 students, fami- ded
ly members, friends, Markley iae
mstaff members and University makes me
;administrators are expected to
attend the 5 p.m. dedication of h p y
the Arati Sharangpani Lounge.
"To see a lounge dedicated to
her makes me nothing but Mar
happy," said Chad Bailey, a resi-
Aent director at Markley who
worked with Sharangpani for two years. "She was a really
exuberant sort of person."
Sharangpani, who was finishing undergraduate degrees in
German and organizational studies before the crash, was
active on campus during her time at the University. She was
a 21st Century Program Facilitator at Markley, a teacher's
assistant for the American culture department and a member
of-the Indian American Students Association.
Members of the Mary Markley House Council, Markley
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Davidson likes to play a fast-paced game orchestrated by
junior guard Ali Ton, who leads the team in assists, and by
Donnelly, the team's leading scorer. On the inside, the
;Wildcats will counter the 6-foot-8, 300-pound Traylor with a
big man of their own - 6-foot-8, 240-pound center Stephen
"They like to push the ball up. They're very fundamentally
sound offensively and defensively," said Michigan guard Travis
6onlan, whose assignment will be to contain Donnelly. "We
lst got to play our style of basketball and try to get into them
giid play Michigan's tempo, running our half-court offense and
pounding it inside."
Baston remembers the trouble Davidson caused the
Wolverines the last time they met.
They ran us off the court for most of the game," Baston
said. "I'm sure they're going to be playing hard, up-and-down,


staff and students who lived on Sharangpani's hall came up
with the idea of dedicating the lounge last year as a way to
commemorate her death.
"We considered planting a tree in her memory, but we
thought the lounge would be a better tribute to her and her
spirit," said LSA junior Phil Randall,
president of the Markley House,
T. Rose Roane, coordinator of res-
her idence education at Markley, said
she was happy to be presented with
the lounge proposal.
"I thought it was fantastic," Roane
said. "The fact it came from the stu-
dents is significant."
-- Chad Bailey Officials from University
ey resident director Housing, whose approval was neces-
sary to dedicate the lounge, also
received the proposal favorably.

By Melanie Sampson
Daily Staff Reporter
Tuition, living-learning programs
and inter-program cohesion were
among the topics covered during a dis-
cussion between members of the LSA
Student Affairs Committee and
University administrators held yester-
day in the Michigan Union.
Speaking with Provost Nancy Cantor
and Assistant Provost Paul Currant,
committee members attempted to ask
questions that reflected the concerns of
the average student.
Committee chair Albert Garcia said
the purpose of these regular meetings is
to allow interaction between students and
faculty. He said the committee tries to ask
questions typical of the average student.
"You often hear the administration
are very inaccessible," said Garcia, an
LSA sophomore who is running for
Michigan Student Assembly vice presi-
dent as an independent. For most stu-
dents, Garcia said, "it's an intimidating
process" contacting University admin-
istrators but "a lot has changed" as far
as accessibility.
An issue important to the committee
was the subject of tuition increases.
Cantor said it is necessary to allocate
adequate funds through tuition in order
to maintain the strength of the

"You don't really want a University.
that did what it did last year," Cantor
Another focus of the discussion was
the significance of living-learning pro-
grams and making the University a
smaller place.
Cantor said University officials are
interested in expanding living-learning
programs. "We don't want to go down
that path without a lot of students' voic-
es involved," she said.
She said to encourage interaction
between the University's many schools,
colleges and departments, the University
is looking to create new majors that
cross over schools and colleges.
An example of this integration is the
connection of the biochemistry major
to Medical School programs, Cantor
said. She also said that in the future, she
would like to see similar expansions
from the Law School, School of Public
Policy and School of Public Health.
LSA first-year student Gerard
Jenkins mentioned the positive experi-
ences he has had in LSA's Residential
College and other successful programs
that cater to first-year students. He said
he has noticed a lack of similar pro-
grams for upperclass students.
"I think as I progress at this

University, I would like to see things that
focus on tne upperclassmen as much s
the underclassmen!' Jenkins said.
Committee vice chair Seema Pai
said the University should consider
having different distribution require-
ments, such as one that focused on
community involvement.
"I think there are a lot of other things
looked over," said Pai, an LSA sopho-
more. "What I would really like to see
is something in community work."
Cantor said such a program would be
an asset to the University although there
currently are no plans for it. "I'm very
much in favor of community service
initiatives!" Cantor said.
Students and the administrators also
discussed upcoming changes in carnpus
computing sites, textbook costs and
voter registration for students.
Garcia said that a town hall-style
meeting that he has been preparing with
MSA Rep. and LSA junior Ryan
Friedrichs will take place next month.
As an expanded version of the commit-
tee's meetings, all students will have the
opportunity to speak with top
University officials, including Cantor
and University President Lee Bollinger.
The meetings are scheduled to take
place on Central Campus on April 6band
on North Campus on April 9.

"Housing is very supportive of this endeavor," said
Dana Fair, public affairs and marketing adviser for
Housing. "It is a great way to remember her. Arati obvi-
ously had a great impact on the Markley community."
Roane said a plaque bearing a picture of Sharangpani and
a description of who she was will be unveiled at Sunday's
dedication ceremony and will remain in the lounge.
Dedicating the lounge to Sharangpani "eternalizes her,"
Roane said.
in this game, too."
Ellerbe is not taking his counterpart, Davidson coach Bob
McKillop, lightly either.
"He's an excellent coach," Ellerbe said. "I think very soon,
if he hasn't already gotten his name involved in jobs all over the
country, he will definitely be considered one of the better
coaches in the country."
Should the Wolverines get past Davidson, they would be
scheduled to face the winner of tonight's late game, UCLA-
Miami, on Sunday at 4:56 p.m. A victory on Sunday would
earn the Wolverines a spot in the Sweet 16 and a trip to St.
Petersburg, Fla. next weekend, where they could face perenni-
al powers Kentucky and Duke.
If everything goes like it did in 1989, Michigan could end up
in San Antonio, Texas, the following weekend for the Final
Four. And Baston said he would be the happiest Wolverine of
them all.
"It's my goal, I'd be in Texas - back home,' Baston said.
"It'd be the best ending I could have in my career here."





Violent acts against Jews
rose in state, 'U' in 1997


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - Acts
of violence and vandalism aimed at
Jews rose last year in Michigan, buck-
ing a national trend, the Anti-
Defamation League reported.
There were 40 reported incidents of
*nti-semitism in the state in 1997, up
from 26 the previous year - com-
prising seven instances of vandalism
and 33 acts of harassient, threat or
assault, the league reported in an
aBrual audit.
Better ret orting and increased activ-

tinues to increase and such groups are
proliferating," Cohen said in a news
release. "The audit can't determine
whether there are more people with
hateful attitudes out there, but certainly
some are more willing to organize and
take action."
At the University last year, the driver
of a car tried to run down an alumnus
wearing a yarmulke as occupants of the
vehicle shouted "Kill the Jew!" the
league reported. The man was not hurt.
Nationally. anti-Jewish violence fell

Weekend of March 13-14
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* Enjoy Great Sales and Discounts
* Raffle for Monet Books, Shirts and Mugs on March
13- receive tickets when making purchases on South U
* Listen to Jazz and Classical Music on the Street

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