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April 2, 1998
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By Pranay Reddy
Daily Sports Writer
BOSTON - When the Michigan
hockey team takes the ice today to face
New Hampshire, expect the unexpected.
How elsb can you describe an NCAA
emifinal game between two overachiev-
g teams that each defeated a pair of
highly touted teams one week ago?
Michigan (30-11-1) will face the
Wildcats (25-11-1) today at 2 p.m. at
the FleetCenter, with the second game
State and Boston
for tonight at 8.
are riding a wave of The
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Ting then-No.2 Michigan
North Dakota, 4-3, vs. New
on Saturday night in Hampshire
the West Regional at the
at Yost Ice Arena. FleetCenter
The victory fol: 2 p.m. ESPN 2
lowed a close shave
the night before with Princeton, in which
Michigan escaped with a 2-1 win.
pite Michigan's success at the region-
s, the Wildcats have proven to be no
slouches either. New Hampshire pulled
off a stunning upset of its own in the East
Regional at Albany, N.Y., upending
Boston University, 4-3, in overtime.
And since the victory, the Wildcats
have been basking in the glow of their
achievement. Forward Mark Mowers'
overtime goal against the Terriers has
been dubbed "The shot heard around
New Hampshire" -- and the Wildcats
ve been flying high ever since.
And they still haven't come down,
New Hampshire netminder Sean
"We're so high on this experience
right now. We haven't stopped smiling,
but by two o'clock tomorrow we'll stop
Mowers has made an attempt to keep
his emotions in check, particularly to
void any sort of letdown against the
olverines today. If the past is any
indication, said Mowers, a letdown is
definitely a possibility.
"Monday was probably the peak of
our emotions, Mowers said. "We tried
to get everybody to relax on Tuesday.
"We don't want to do what BU did
last year after they beat Michigan. They
kind of lost all their juice for the next
game." New Hampshire's landmark vic-
tory put the Wildcats into the national
mifinals for the first time since 1982.
ut now the Wildcats are in the position
of having to prepare for a Michigan
team that has participated in six of the
past seven NCAA semifinals.
New Hampshire plays an up-and-
down style game led by its high-scor-
ing offense. The Wildcats boast four of
the nation's top eight scorers, which
will no doubt challenge a young
Michigan defense. But after shutting
*own the high-flying North Dakota
scorers a week ago, the Wolverines
seem to be ready. New Hampshire, on
the other hand, seems to be preparing
for more than Michigan's players.
Michigan's history can be quite a for-
See HOCKEY, Page 8A
The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - A federal judge in Little
Rock, Ark., threw out Paula Jones' sexual harass-
ment lawsuit against President Clinton, abruptly
calling off an often unseemly four-year legal strug-
gle that opened virtually every corner of the presi-
dent's private life to public scrutiny and led to a crim-
inal investigation that has threatened to topple his
in a ruling yesterday that shocked both sides in the
long-running case, U.S. District Judge Susan
Webber Wright rejected all of Jones' claims stem-
ming from her 1991 encounter with Clinton in a
hotel suite, concluding that even if Clinton did
proposition her crudely it did not constitute sexual
assault and that she had not proven she was punished
in the workplace or emotionally afflicted by Clinton
for rebuffing him. "There are no genuine issues for
trial in this case," she wrote.
The White House and its allies immediately
rejoiced in what they saw as a momentous turning
point, not only for the president's legal and political
prospects but also for his chances of shaping a favor-
able legacy. "The president is pleased to receive the
vindication that he's been waiting a long time for"
said White House press secretary Michael McCurry.
But Jones' lawyers immediately signaled that they
will appeal the dismissal, meaning months of addi-
tional legal maneuverings. And independent counsel
Kenneth Starr said there would be "no effect" on his
investigation into whether Clinton or his friends tried
to tamper with witnesses stemming from the Jones
case, including Monica Lewinsky, the former White
House intern who reportedly was caught on tape say-
ing the president wanted her to lie to Jones' lawyers
about having an affair.
Wright's ruling stunned those involved in the case,
most of whom were anticipating that the trial set to
start May 27 in Little Rock would prove a grueling
and combative ordeal. Clinton, who was nearing the
end of an l1-day journey through Africa, initially
asked his attorney calling from Washington if it was
an April Fool's joke. Jones, according to one of her
lawyers, heard the news on a cellular telephone call
while driving in Southern California, pulled over to
the side of the road and cried.
"I'm shocked, shocked," David Pyke, one of
the Dallas-based lawyers for Jones, said minutes
after learning of the ruling. "I think we had great
grounds to go forward and the case should have
In her 39-page ruling, Wright never addressed
whether Clinton actually dropped his pants and
asked Jones for oral sex in a suite at Little Rock's
Excelsior Hotel on May 8, 1991, while he was
Arkansas governor and she was a low-level state
clerk. Instead, she granted the president's motion for
summary judgment by arguing that if true, such
behavior might be "boorish and offensive" but had
See CLINTON, Page 1OA
By Rachel Edelman
Dail Staff Reporter
In a show of support for thek
University's affirmative action poli-
cies, hundreds of students took part
in a second National Day of Action
More than 70 colleges and univer-
sities in 25 states also recognized the
day of action, taking the lead from
the University's initial efforts in
"It has a more national character"
said LSA first-year student Shaba
Andrich, a member of the Coalition.
to Defend Affirmative Action by '
Any Means Necessary. "It's up to us
to lead the way - we need to pro-
vide guidance to the rest of the coun-
try on what it takes to defend affir-
The first day of action was orga-
nized in response to two lawsuits'
filed this past semester that chal- }
lenge the University's College of z
Literature, Science and the Arts and
Law Schools' use of race as a factor
in the schools' admissions policies.
"It was (the day of action on)
February 24 that made this possible"A
said Shanta Driver, the main coordi-
nator of the recent student interven-
tion in the lawsuits against the Law
School. Driver said this is "the
broadest National Day of Action in
over a decade." EMILY NATHAN/Daily
More than 200 people attended a TOP: Detroit NAACP Director John Johnson speaks outside Angell Hall yesterday.
rally on the steps of Angell Hall, BOTTOM: Cass Technical High School seniors Roxanna Brooks and Erica Dowdell, along with BAMN
which featured individuals who spoke member Lisa Resch, attend the National Day of Action yesterday at the Horace Rackham School of
See ACTION, Page 2A Graduate Studies.
Fraternities to re-open
doors, ain strn
The Senate Labor and the Workforce
Committee passes the Higher
Education Reauthorization Bill
By Mike Spahr
Daily Staff Reporter
The debate over student loan interest rates took one more
step toward resolution yesterday.
The U.S. Senate Labor and the Workforce Committee passed
the Higher Education Reauthorization Bill with no substantive
changes to the version of the bill passed in the House last week.
The Senate reported a bill from committee that will lower
interest rates on guaranteed loans for students to 6.9 percent
during school and 7.4 percent after graduation.
Associate Vice President for Government Relations Thomas
Butts said the resolution will definitely aid students who have
the guaranteed loans.
"These are the same interest rate provisions as passed in the
House," Butts said. "There is clear support for interest rate
reduction for students."
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) offered an amendment that
would have lowered the interest rates further than the final
numbers, but he rescinded the amendment in an attempt to
avoid deadlock, said Kennedy spokesperson Jim Manley.
"Sen. Kennedy was not willing to prolong debate at this
time, Manley said, "He is trying to forge compromise on as
many issues as possible.:
Kennedy's amendment would have reduced the interest rate
to 0.3 percent more than the agreed upon numbers.
"There's a real concern that this will continue to provide
incentives to banks and not enough for the students to get low
rates on student loans' Manley said.
Manley said Kennedy achieved what he wanted in proposing
the amendment, but he does hope changes can be made to fur-
ther aid students.
"He wanted to stimulate a dialogue;" Manley said. "He
believes there is a willingness to work out a bi-partisan agree-
ment in conference committee."
Butts said it is possible to further change the bill because
there will be more d-cussion about it in the coming months.
"It continues to be a work in progress. I suspect there will be
a lot of discussion before the bill even goes to the floor,' Butts
said. He added that the full House may consider the bill later
this month, while the Senate will probably wait until May.
One possible sticking point that emerged late last week is the
amount of money tax payers will contribute to private lenders
in order to keep them in the guaranteed loan business.
See SENATE, Page SA
pasBy Gerard Coen-Vrgnaud
Daily Staff Reporter
"Why would a very large number of ordinary Germans
choose to kill Jews?"
That's the provocative question Harvard University Prof.
Daniel Goldhagen asked an audience of more than 1,000
people at Rackham Auditorium last night.
Goldhagen is the author of the much-discussed book
"Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the
Holocaust," which argues that Germans were culturally and
historically anti-Semitic and viewed the killing of Jews as
"We would have to conclude that Germans were motivat-
ed by anti-Semitism and by their feeling that what they were
doing was right," Goldhagen said. "The perpetrators were
inwardly assentipg mass executioners.'
Goldhagen emphasized that a large number of non-Nazi
Germans were involved in the massacre of Jews contrary to
the commonly held view that the Holocaust was carried out
by a few Nazis.
Goldhagen also attacked the widely disseminated belief
By Sarah Welsh
Daily Staff Reporter
After the loss of four major campus fraternities
from 1994-96, several chapters are making plans
to re-open their doors at the University, and non-
traditional brotherhood programs are attracting
new members in record numbers..
"The old Greek stereotype is on the way out,"
said Erik Ranka, president of Pi Kappa Alpha.
Ranka said his fraternity mostly attracts men who
had never planned to join the Greek system, and
"our numbers have always been on the increase,"
"I think there's been a decline," said Kwame
membership in fraternities is on the rise. The
University's Interfraternity Council hit a record
high last fall with an average new member class
size of 17, said Mike Ingber, former IFC vice pres-
ident for recruitment. Those numbers are "truly
phenomenal," Ingber said.
Although there has been a recent increase in the
number of new fraternity chapters on campus,
Ingber said there is still "room for expansion." He
noted that there are a number of men who rush
each term but decide, for various reasons, not to
pledge. Also, each organization offers a unique
experience, so "they don't necessarily compete
. ... .