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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday. September 23, 1998 - 3

OH IGHER
EDUCATION
Increased aid
brings large class
to Princeton
4 Princeton University's class of
2002 is different from other classes
thathave gone to Princeton in the
past.
Due to new financial aid pack-
ages approved last January, this
year's incoming class has a larger
number of students from middle-
income families, The Daily
Princetonian reported.
The financial aid program no
longer considers home equity as an
portant aspect in calculating aid
for families with an income of
$90,000 a year.
The new policy gives grants to
families with yearly incomes below
$40,000 instead of aid loans.
.The program also calls for an
increase in grants for students with
yearly incomes from $40,000 to
$57,000.
' Princeton officials said the new
olicy is an effort to make the
University more affordable to stu-
det$.
The class of 2002 consists of 86
more students on financial aid than
the class of 2001 and has 30 more
students from low-income families.
Yale places new
emphasis on
Reaching TAs
Attempting to better accommodate
graduate students, Yale University has
created a position to address graduate
students' teaching needs, according to
the Yale Daily News.,,
Bill Rando, the new director of
teacher training, began his position
July I as part of a student-run
0eacher training and support pro-
ram called Working at Teaching,'
which was founded in 1992.
WAT has hosted many successful
workshops to help prepare graduate
students for their roles as teachers.
The two organized Teaching at
Yale Day was organized in August
,to introduce new graduate students
to the basics of teaching and give
guidance on how to handle their
first class.
%tudy shows debt
caninfluence
students' plans
Students' educational debt concerns
play-an important role in their career
choices according to a Harvard
University study, as reported by The
' arvard Crimson.
Researchers presented stories to
the financial aid committee of many
students who chose not to go to
graduate school because of loan
concerns.
Several Harvard administrators
agreed that the burden of debt may
affect career choices.
, Many students' loans have affect-
ed their lifestyles.
Students are avoiding buying a
4ouse or a car and delaying marriage
cause of a need to repay their debt.
In a recent survey, 40 percent of
students said their loans had played
a role in delaying home purchases.

South Alabama
student dies in
p6Iice custody
*Joseph Annis, a 27-year-old engi-
neering student at the University of
South Alabama, died Sept. I l while in
police custody, reported the Vanguard,
the school student newspaper.
An investigation is now underway
to determine whether Annis' death is
the'result of police brutality. Annis
vwas reported to be charging on foot at
vehicles before 3 a.m. It was reported
that there was a struggle when police
arrived on the scene.
* The officers allegedly used
batons, pepper spray and prone
+restraint to subdue Annis. His blood-
alcohol level was found to be .2,
more than twice the legal limit.
-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Susan T Port

Former 'U
By Katie Plona
Daily Stalf Rcporter
After being promoted to a tenure-track posi-
tion in the University's political science depart-
ment in 1992 and then denied tenure in 1997,
former assistant political science Prof
Jacqueline Stevens is suing the University for
sex discrimination and defamation.
In a complaint filed earlier this month in the
Washtenaw County Circuit Court, Stevens
named the University, political science depart-
ment Chair John Jackson and political science
Prof. Arlene Saxonhouse as defendants.
Neither of Stevens' attorneys, Justin Ravitz
and Patricia Stamler of the Southfield law firm
Sommers, Schwartz, Silver & Schwartz, could
be reached for comment.
University spokesperson Julie Peterson said

prof alleges sex discrimination

she could not mment on the case because
the University has not yet been served the law-
suit.
According to the complaint, Stevens first
alerted her colleagues to the lack of women in
the political science department and the dis-
proportionate number of men and women
appointed to the c (liege of Literature, Science
and the Arts' search committees in 1996.
This was shortly after Jackson appointed 16
men and one woman Saxonhouse --to posi-
tions on LSA employment committees, accord-
ing to court documents. She then complained
of gender discrimination.
In May 1997, Stevens began her evaluation
for promotion to a political science tenured
position.
According to the complaint, she requested

that Saxonhouse be excluded from the commit-
tee that would review her tenure promotion.
Stevens had helped former poliical science
Prof. Jill Crystal in an earlier gender discrimi-
nation complaint against Saxonhouse and she
feared Saxonhouse would be biased against
her, the document states.
Jackson told Stevens that Saxonhouse would
not serve on her commitnee but Saxonhouse
was later elected to the final decision commit-
tee, the complaint states.
According to the complaint. Stevens is suing
Jackson and the University on charges o
defamation because she claims Jackson, as an
agent of the University did falsely and mali-
ciously publish statements regarding" her.
The document goes on to say the statements
hurt Stevens' reputation regarding her work

an d professional performn:mec.
In November 1997, the same month in which
Stevens wa denied tenure, the political sci-
ence departent was composed of 22 tenured
men and six tenured women, as well as nine
tenure -track men and four tenur'-tlrack women,
according to the Office of Budget and
Planning's most recent tenure information for
the department.
Also, according to the court document. the
political science department has recommended
six out of eight male candidates and one out of
four women for tenure between 1991-92 and
1998.
Peterson said that either an attorney from the
University's general counsel office or an
office-appointed attorney from an independent
firm will represent the defendants.

$550,000 MSA budget
approved in one hour

By Jennifer Yachnin
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly
approved its annual budget of
S550,000 during its weekly meeting
last night.
"When we first presented the bud-
get to MSA last week, there was a
fear we had not gotten in touch with
all the student leaders - that we
made the numbers ups" said Bram
Elias, MSA treasurer.
The assembly approved the budget
in less than an hour last night, in
part because necessary revisions
were made following a presentation
last week, Elias said.
"Once people figure out what stu-
dents' needs are, it's easy" to write
the budget, Elias said.
The budget includes an income of
$540,000 from student fees and the
remaining balance of the '97-'98
budget. The budget rollover of
roughly $90,000 is the result of the
Budget and Priorities Committee
and the Community Service Board
allotting less than 100 percent of
their available funds last year.
The available funds for student
groups total S 168,000 for the acade-

mic year. MSA President Trent
Thompson said the assembly is con-
cerned that "we won't hivc that
money next year" if the demand for
student group funding drains the
large account.
Thompson said the reason for the
large remainder o i3PC funding -
the committee paid out only 80 per-
cent of its budget last year -- is a
lack of awareness in the University
community of funding.
UIniversity students don't miss those
finds "because they don't realize they
have it," Thompson said.
Thompson said the assembly
would like to plan larger-scale
events in the future and also com-
bine plans with the University
Activities Committee.
"We can do a lot more," Thompson
said.
The Community Service Fund
also received leftover funds from
last year because only 65 percent of
available funding was used,
Thompson said.
"We set a precedent that community
service funds unclaimed or unused
will continue to be used for communi-
ty service," said Heidi Lubin, MSA

community service chair.
The Community Service Board,
created last year, will expand its pro-
grams this year by working with
other community service programs
creating lecture series and hosting
open hquses, Lubin said.
MSA also funds the Ann Arbor
Tenants Union and approved an all -
cation of $25,000, including 52,000
for increased publicity of the union.
Melissa Danforth, co-coordinator
of AATU, said the publicity will
include Diag boards,' banners,
increased residence hall programs
and a greater distribution of the
AA'TU pamphlet.
Student groups who want to apply
for funding through MSA can pick
up applications in the assembly
offices, on the fourth floor of the
Michigan Union until Sept. 30.
The assembly also formed a steer-
ing committee to examine the
Student Code of Conduct, which
will be reviewed by the University
Board of Regents in December.
"The basic strategy is to do
research ... (to create) an education-
al campaign on campus," said Olga
Savic, a Rackham representative.

DANA LINNANE/Day
LSA sophomore Melissa Hagan practices yoga in the Wedge Room of
West Quad resident hail last week.
Yoga class helps
minimize stre s

Long-time suspect charged in
missing Michigan girl's murder

By Ruth Lahti
For the Daily
In a health-crazed society, one
exercise trend that is attracting col-
lege students is the mentally and
physically challenging activity of
yoga.
Shaun Rieney, a physical thera-
pist for MedSport, uses yoga dur-
ing his therapy sessions because it
focuses on "great stretching
reg imes" and "flexibility," which
can be very useful in healing.
Sara Skinner, a first-year
Public Health student, said she
has taken yoga classes in the past
because of a back problem.
Skinner said that along with
building stamina, strength and
endurance in a participant, yoga
can be a great solution for
stressed-out students who are
looking for a way to cope.
Rieney said yoga can be benefi-
cial for "type A, high strung peo-
ple, ... because it teaches you how
to relax."
LSA senior Sarah Marcotte-
McKay just started taking yoga
classes at the University this
semester, and said "it's a good
alternative to other forms of exer-
cise (while) aerobics adds to
stress."
Unlike other forms of exercise,
yoga is not competitive, which
eliminates that extra stress than can
come with physical activity.
Apart from the physical benefits
of yoga, Marcotte-McKay said
most students who take yoga class-

es find them fun and enjo.able.
Jodi lull Tlier. an A\n Arbor
yoga instructor, has taught yoga for
7 years and has practiced it since
1971. She teaches Sivinamda Yaga,
which she describes as "an extend-
ed dance routine" and focuses
more on breathing.
Tyler described yoga as "a little
mini-vacation during your day"
and says that "it Itels better than a
good night's sleep'."
Tyler has numerous University
students and professors in her class-
es. 'he classes are held fom at
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on lbesdays
and from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p m. on
Ihursdays at the F'irst
Congregational Church on 1 ast
William Street and S. State Sirect.
She supplies all of her students with
the necessary props --blocks and
mats --and encourages students to
come with their most comfortable
clothes and a good attitude.
The class taught at the
University in the CCRB is the
Iyengar approach to Hatha Yoga,
which emphasizes the use of poses
to develop strength, stamina, flexi-
bility and balance.
All of the classes at the CCRB
filled up quickly this fall, but anoth-
er class has been added. It's listed in
the fall course guide as "Continuing
Yoga" for beginners as well as inter-
mediate students and is held on
Mondays from 4:20 p.m. to 5:20
p.m.
For more information on Tyler's
class, call 663-3798.

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A convicted pedophile
was charged yesterday with murdering a missing II-
year-old girl whose body has never been found.
Dea, Catlin Metcalfe, 44, was arraigned in a court-
room packed with Andre Bosse's relatives on charges of
premeditated murder and first-degree felony murder in
her June 1997 disappearance. He also is accused of rap-
ing her.
District Judge Michael Nolan set bond at $I million, even
though Metcalfe is currently serving two life prison terms
for unrelated molestations. Muskegon County Prosecutor
Tony Tague had asked for $500,000 bond.
"Obviously we consider you an extreme danger to
society, especially young girls," Nolan told Metcalfe.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 6. Nolan
entered an innocent plea to all the charges on Metcalfe's
behalf.
Metcalfe told the judge he needed a public defender
and understood the charges, but said little else in court.
The victim's grandmother, Vicki Bosse, said the fam-
ily was pleased with the charges, but the pain still
remains. The family sued and won a $10 million civil
judgment against Metcalfe last year.
"I have a lot of mixed and confused feelings. No mat-
ter what happens, Andre isn't coming back," said Vicki
Bosse, who wore a shirt with a photo of her grand-
daughter. "We'd like to find her body."
Andre's body was never found, but Tague said he is
confident he will be able to prove Metcalfe killed the
girl. Prosecutors contend Metcalfe abducted Andre at

gunpoint from her Twin Lake home on June 17, 1997,
then bound her with piastic cinch straps before raping
and fatally shooting her in the head.
"It's highly unusual, but it has been done," Tague said,
adding similar prosecutions in Michigan have succeed-
ed.
Metcalfe, a neighbor of the girl's family and the father
of Andre's best friend, admitted to authorities that be
killed Andre, but later recanted his confession after a
plea bargain fell through. Tague said he expects similar
statements Metcalfe reportedly made to others, includ-
ing a police officer and other prison inmates, will be
admitted in court.
Tague said genetic evidence also links Metcalfe to the girl.
DNA analysis confirmed that body fluids found on
Metcalfe's T-shirt at the time of his arrest were Bosses.
A palm print found inside Metcalfe's truck camper
matches one found on the dresser in Andre's bedroom,
Tague said.
A bite mark found on Metcalfe's finger could have
come from the girl, forensic dental experts said.
"I believe this brings at least some closure to the fam-
ily, but we will not stop our search for the remains of the
body," Tague said.
Metcalfe is currently incarcerated at the Oaks
Correctional Facility, in Manistee, where he is-serving
two life terms - subject to parole in 15 years --- for the
unrelated sexual molestations of two other girls. He will
spend the next two weeks in the Muskegon County Jail
awaiting his preliminary hearing.

GROUP MEETINGS the Visual Arts," Exhibition,
Sponsored by Anthroposophical
!i 1iluAt Snumrt EGrut) for ReaItives Society, Exhibition Hall, Rackham

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