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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 8, 1998 - 3

HIGHER
EDUCATION=
Tuition rates
break $30,000
mark at Ivies
All but one of the eight Ivy League
schools broke the $30,000 mark for its
1998-99 total student charges, with
Jarvard topping the list at $31,132, the
' rown Daily Herald reported yester-
day. Total student charges include
tuition, room and board.
Although 1998 tuition rates did
increase at all Ivy League schools, the
,rate increase was the lowest in the past
three decades, suggesting that tuition
hikes may be slowing down.
0 Brown University President
Gordon Gee said the fact that all the
Ivies had similar tuition increases
shows that there is a greater concern
about the rising costs of higher edu-
cation,
Daylight Savings
Time sparks riot
*at Ohio 'U'
For the second year in a row, Ohio
University students rioted early
Sunday morning to protest the clos-
ing of bars an hour early due to
Daylight Savings Time, The
~Chronicle of Higher Education
reported Monday. Five local police
officers were injured and at least 30
people were arrested from the esti-
mated crowd of 2,000 people.
Rioters threw bottles and coins at the
police, many of whom were on horse-
back. The riot lasted more than an hour
and a half, according to an Athens
County police report.
Officers fired wooden bullets,
which, when shot at the ground, rico-
cheted off the concrete and stung riot-
ers on their knees and shins.
Videotape and photographs of the
incident will be reviewed to find and
arrest others who were involved in the
incident. Those arrested are scheduled
to appear in court today on charges
ranging from assault to disorderly con-
duct.
A similar protest last year led to the
arrest of 44 people, 31 of them Ohio
University students. It was not known
how many people were involved in this
year's riot.
LSU fraternity
accused of killing
animals at party
The Louisiana State University
chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity
vas charged last week with multiple
violations of university policies, The
Chronicle of Higher Education report-
ed last Wednesday.
Members of the fraternity alleged-
1y killed animals, served alcohol to
minors, harassed female guests, and
hired strippers at a "barnyard party"
last month. Six official violations
were lodged against the Kappa Sigma
fraternity.
According to witnesses, a chicken
was stepped on and killed, and a
goat was injured and then "killed in
a humane way." The university is
investigating how other animals
were treated.
The fraternity's president, Kevin

Ayers, was notified of the charges in a
letter from the dean of students. The fra-
'ernity has until tomorrow to decide
whether it wants to contest the charges
and have its punishment decided by an
administrator or a campus hearing
board.
The annual party was held on March
14, during the university's alcohol-
awareness, week. The executive director
of Kappa Sigma's national organization
said last Tuesday that the group was
investigating the allegations at
Louisiana State and may take action
against the LSJ chapter.
- Compiled b, Daily Staff Reporter
Christine Paik from The Chronicle of
Higher Education and University
Wire.

Town meeting addresses faculty
diversity, student regent issues

By Jennifer Yachnin
Ioily Staff Rpc-rt- r
University President Lee Bollinger and
Provost Nancy Cantor held the second of two
town meetings yesterday afternoon, where stu-
dents asked about issues including minority
student and faculty recruitment and the cre-
ation of a student regent.
"The president and provost have consistent-
ly said they are open to students and value stu-
dent opinion," said Marie Ting, program coor-
dinator for the Office of Academic and
Multicultural Initiatives, who helped to orga-
nize the meetings. About 65 students and fac-
ulty attended yesterday's meeting
Students asked about the future of student
recruitment in relation to the two lawsuits filed
against the University that target the use Mcee
as a factor in the admissions process.
"We are formally committed to our admis-
sions recruitment effort ... of vigorously
recruiting students of color and white students
for next year," Cantor said.
Several students, including Law first-year
student Shannon Ewing, asked about the
recruitment and retainment of minority profes-
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sors at the University.
"1 have a hard tinie believing that you have
zealously tried to do something about this
issue" in the Law School, Ewing said.
Bollinger and Cantor repeated throughout
the meeting that students concerned about fac-
ulty recruitment should confront individual
department and schools within the University.
"Both the provost and I have a long-standing
commitment to keep the faculty as diverse as
we can make it.' Bollinger said. "One of the
things you must bear in mind ... is that the
principal responsibility for recruitment of fac-
ulty and tenure are made first and foremost at
the department and school level"
Bollinger discussed students' concerns
about the need for more minority faculty
members in the Law School by referring to
changes made during his term as Law School
dean from 1987-94.
"When I became dean, I did a number of
things right away," Bollinger said. "I asked a
group of faculty and students to think very
hard about what we could do to make the Law
School more hospitable to minority students"
Bill Briggs, an LSA representative on the
Nal

Michigan Student Assembly, asked the admin-
istrators what they thought about the possible
addition of a student representative to the
University Board of Regents.
"It's easy at this large institution to feel your
voice is not heard," Briggs said.
In order to add another regent to the board,
the state constitution would need to be amend-
ed, opening the door to other problems,
Bollinger said.
"I am completely opposed to proposing any
kind of change to the constitution," Bollinger
said. "To open an amendment process for a
student regent would invite all the other pro-
posals forward ... that would undermine what
is so important to the University."
Cantor said she also does not support the
creation of a student regent and said students
have other opportunities to make their voic-
es heard, such as a reserved seat for an MSA
representative at the regents' monthly meet-
ings.
LSA junior Aide Rodriguez said she was
surprised at the number of students who
attended the forum and said a town meeting University President Lee Bollinger, along
should be held again in near future. Cantor, spoke with students yesterday i
rant, Savic pass gavel

ALLISON CANTER/Daily
with Provost Nancy
In Angell Hall.

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to. newly elected MSA leaders

By Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud
Daily Staff Reporter
Mike Nagrant added the word
"former" to his title of Michigan
Student Assembly president, as he
passed on the gavel he has used to
open MSA meetings for the past year
to recently elected president Trent
Thompson.
At MSA's "In-Out" meeting last
night. Nagrant and MSA Vice
President Olua Savic bid farewell to
the old assembly and welcomed the
new representatives, who will be led
by Thompson and Vice President
Sarah Chopp.
Nagrant affirmed his continuing
belief in the importance of the assem-
bly.
"l'm really convinced that MSA
plays a direct and integral role in stu-
dents"lives," Nagrant said. "Students
may not see it, but we lobby the
administration every day. Now, we
need to show students what we've
done."
Savic said the assembly has made
great strides since she first started
attending meetings.
"I remember an assembly where

representatives felt disenfranchised
and I think that's really changed,"
Savic said. "I feel this year's assembly
was the most productive I've seen and
I think that's because Mike and I took
a hands-off approach and gave every-
one a chance to be a leader."
The meeting started with a rousing
rendition of "The Victors!" led by
public health Rep. Jeff Holzhausen,
also known as "Superfan." He led the
song to celebrate the Michigan hock-
ey team's national championship title.
Chopp said she looks forward to
having the chance to play a greater
role in the activities of the University.
"I think it gives me the opportuni-
ty to be pro-active on this campus
and to make a difference," Chopp
said. "It gives me the opportunity to
work with student groups and (for)
greater interaction with administra-
tion."
Engineering Rep. David Burden
said assembly members should
always speak their mind, adding that
his outspoken opposition to affirma-
tive action at MSA meetings, while
not helping to endear him to fellow
representatives, has kept him interest-

ed in the assembly.
"I always speak my mind and that's
why I'm still here after three years,"
Burden said.
Thompson said he wants to ensure
the goals of individual assembly
members are met and pursued ade-
quately. He said an MSA retreat held
last Wednesday gave him an opportu-
nity to hear the plans of MSA mem-
bers.
"We're going to encourage ideas
and catalyze them," Thompsonsid.
"We want to make sure that the repre-
sentatives can help make students'
lives better at the University."
Nagrant and Savic also handed out
awards to many representatives for
their dedication and service to the
assembly.
"We may not absolutely change
every student's life, but we make a
difference," Nagrant said. "For some,
those who use our health care plan ...
those who saw Jeanne White at the
Speaker initiative this year, those vho
participated in an environmental
theme semester activity ... those who
study past midnight in the grad . the
benefits have been direct."

AP PHOTO
Warm weather lured Aaron DuPraw outside Monday to strum his guitar in
Coleman, Mich.
'U' student arrested
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Preliminary
examination scheduled
for April 22
By Jason Stoffer
Daily StaffReporter
The Department of Public Safety
arrested LSA first-year student Steve
Nadel on March 31 on charges of third
and fourth degree criminal sexual con-
duct, according to DPS reports.
Third degree criminal sexual conduct
is a felony, involving some form of sexu-
al penetration. Fourth degree criminal
sexual conduct, a misdemeanor, includes
unwanted physical advances.
A preliminary examination is sched-
uled for April 22 in Washtenaw County
15th District Court.
The charges stem from an incident
that allegedly occurred in South Quad

Residence Hall early Feb. 13. The
alleged victim, who is also a University
student, reported the assault on March 8.
Douglas Mulkoff, Nadel's attorney,
said his client pled not guilty to the
charges.
"There has been an allegation of mis-
conduct, and we have gone to court for
the arraignment and pled not guilty,
Mulkoff said. "Because there's a pend-
ing criminal charge, we think it's inap-
propriate to comment on it."
DPS reports did not state whether
Nadel was acquainted with the victim
before the alleged incident.
Nadel said he would not comment on
the charges.
Washtenaw County Chief Assistant
Prosecutor Joe Burke said the prosecu-
tor's office will not release any further
information about the charge until the
preliminary examination takes place.

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-A Correction:
The purpose of Sikh Awareness Week was to educate the campus community'about the Sikh faith and its
traditions. This was incorrectly reported in Thursday's Daily.
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What's happening In Ann Arbor today

GROUP MEETINGS
J Reform Chavurah, 769-0500, Hillel,
1429 Hill St., 7:30 p.m.
J Undergraduate Sociology Society

Room, 8 p.m.
J "Global Mediation," Sponsored by
University Business School
Student Government Association,
Business School - William
Davidson. Room B1273. 7 o.m.

www.umich.edu/~info on the
World Wide Web
J LSA Academic Advising Center, 936-
3220, Angell Hall, Room 1255,
Open until 6 p.m.
F1 Northwalk, 763-WALK, Bursley

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