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One hundred eght years of editorzf z freedom
April 19, 1999
students split by race on some admissions factors
3y Jalmle Winkler
aly Staff Reporter
Student opinions vary on race and other
dmissions factors depending on students'
nembership in groups including race, politi-
al ideology, gender and the Greek system
ccording to initial results of The Michigan
)aily Student Survey.
Nearly 51 percent of respondents - in
Ople representing 87 percent of the
tudent population - opposed the use of
ace as a factor in the admissions process
ccording to the survey, conducted by the
)aily in conjunction with the Department
f Communications Studies and the
nstitute for Social Research.
Survey results show that about 62 per-
ent of non-white students respon-
dents who identified themselves as Asian,
black or Latino/a students - said they
support the University's use of race in the
process. But only
35 percent of
selves as white
said they advocate
awarding points in
process to appli-
cants who are
members of under-
represented racial or ethnic groups.
Results of the survey are based on 873
interviews conducted with a stratified proba-
bility sample of all currently enrolled
University students using a World Wide Web-
based questionnaire. The sample was drawn
by the Registrar's Office and the results have
been weighted to account for demography.
Interviews were collected between March 30
and April 13.
For the entire sample, the margin of
error due to sampling is 14 percentage
points, and it is larger for subsamples.
The University uses a Selection Index
Worksheet when evaluating most undergrad-
Academics -including grade point aver-
age, standardized test scores, high school
curriculum and quality of an applicant's
high school - can account for up to 98 of a
possible 150 points of the worksheet.
Other factors considered in the admissions
process are state residency, whether appli-
cants have legacy relations, a required appli-
cation essay, personal achievement, leader-
ship and miscellaneous factors.
Miscellaneous factors - of which only
one may be applied to each applicant -
can include factors such as socio-eco-
nomic disadvantage, membership in an
underrepresented minority or ethnic
group, scholarship athlete status, under-
represented gender in specific programs
or provost's discretion.
Music senior Gabriel Regentin, who was
not a survey respondent, said he hoped the
survey results would have reflected more
See SURVEY, Page 5
hu an tarian
Hundreds of women
a men turn out to
se Back the Night'
y Callie Scott
)aily Staff Reporter
Shouts of "Two-four-six-eight. no
more violence, no more rape" filled
he air as hundreds of University and
Ann Arbor community members ral-
lied and marched Saturday to "take
ack the night."
e 20th annual Take Back the
Nig t event, organized by the Ann
Arbor Coalition Against Rape, con-
isted of a rally on the Diag followed
by a women-only march through the
streets of Ann Arbor and a drum line
for male supporters.
Sexual assault is the most rapidly
,rowing violent crime in the United
States, according to the event pro-
gram. One out of every four college-
a = women is a victim of sexual
aWi It and one out of every 12 male
college students admitted to com-
mitting acts that met the legal defin-
ition of rape, according to the pam-
Take Back the Night is a protest
against trends like those described
in the event's pamphlets. It is
"meant to be an empowering and
educational event to help fight sexu-
al dviolence," said AACAR mem-
bs Jamie Feder, an LSA sopho-
A new group of men and women
come together each year with the
primary purpose of organizing Take
Back the Night. This year's march
and rally were the products of two
months of planning and preparation,
During the event, which is meant
to inspire solidarity in the movement
a nst sexualized violence, two
survivors shared their experiences
about sexual assault and a poet, a
musician and an activist also
addressed the mostly female crowd.
The presenters articulated a gen-
eral plea to end silence about sexu-
alized violence and make the fight
against sexualized violence audible
for more than one night each year.
LSA senior Alexa Stanard
described the night as a "really
empowering event to participate in,"
adding that "sexualized violence is
still a major force for both men and
This year, Take Back the Night
included the first event specifically
The event, titled "Make a
Statement," was a chance for men to
show their support of the movement.
The march was described in the
event's program as a moment "for
women to collectively demonstrate
their power to take back the night."
"The power of (Take Back the
Night) is that it is such a big group
of women coming together," LSA
senior Jennifer Naegle said.
She added about the event created
for men, "I think it's great. Men
shouldn't be excluded - they need
to be reached just as much as women
Engineering sophomore Abhik
Shah said he participated in the
event because his girlfriend is a sur-
vivor of sexualized violence. "I'm
here to support her," he said.
LSA Senior Loveita Wilkenson
saw herself in a supportive role as
She attended the march "to sup-
port the women of (Sexual Assault
Prevention and Awareness Center)
and the women who have gone
through everything really the
emotions and the fear."
By Nick Bunkley
and Kelly O'Connor
Daily Staff Reporters
ROSEVILLE, Mich. Addressing representatives from
humanitarian relief work organizations, President Clinton on
Friday urged Americans to refrain from discriminating against
Serbian Americans and to do all they can to help the hundreds of
thousands of suffering Kosovar refugees.
In addition to roughly 40,000 Albanian Americans living in the
Detroit area, Clinton said the nation is home to many Serbian
Americans who do not associate themselves with the actions of
Yugoslav President Slobodon Milosevic.
"I believe they want a democratic Serbia," Clinton said at the
Roseville Recreation ('enter. "Most of them don't know what has
been done in their name."
Clinton also announced plans for the Defense Department to
build a new facility to house up to 20,000 refugees in Albania, as
ethnic Albanians continue to stream out of Kosovo.
Defending the three-week campaign of airstrikes, Clinton said
that unlike the Yugoslav government, NATO is not on an ethni-
cally-biased crusade in the Balkans.
"Our quarrel is not with the Serbs in Serbia, it is not with the
Serbs in Kosovo, it is not with Serbian Americans," Clinton said.
"It is with the leadership of a person who believes it is all right to
kill people and to uproot them and to destroy their family records
and to erase any record of their presence in a land simply because
of their ethnic heritage."
He noted that the conflict in Kosovo is a result of "the oldest
problem of human society - our tendency to fear and dehuman-
ize people who are different from ourselves"
House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.), who accom-
panied Clinton, said the Yugoslav government has tried to mask
See CLINTON, Page 11
President Clinton addresses more than 200 invited guests Friday at the Roseville Recreation
Center in Roseville, Mich. about ongoing humanitarian relief efforts in Kosovo.
NA TO launches most
active strike day yet
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP)
NATO launched its most active day of
airstrikes yesterday in its assault on
Yugoslavia, pummeling refineries,
bridges and dozens of other targets in
what it claimed were "highly success-
But the refugee crisis only deepened
on the 25th straight day of attacks aimed
at making Yugoslav President Slobodan
Milosevic halt his offensive in Kosovo
and agree to a political settlement for
the Serbian province.
Ethnic Albanians continued to pour
out of Kosovo at the rate of a thousand
an hour, bringing Serb forces closer to
emptying the province of its ethnic
Albanian majority. An estimated 40,000
refugees either left Kosovo for neigh-
boring territory over the weekend or
were at its borders preparing to leave,
international officials said.
In the latest tragedy to befall
refugees, a car carrying a family across
the border to Albania early yesterday
struck a land mine planted at the edge of
the narrow mountain path by Serb
forces, killing three children, their
mother and their grandmother.
NATO also raised evidence of what it
said were 43 mass grave sites in Kosovo
- some dug by groups of Kosovo
Albanians rounded up by Serb forces to
See YUGOSLAVIA, Page 11
DA~NA L'dINtI uaily
Protesters stand on Gratiot Avenue in Roseville, Mich., near where President
Clinton spoke Friday. Crowds of people showed support for both Yugoslav
President Slobodan Milosevic and NATO involvement in Kosovo.
Hartford prepares for Meredith post
By Jaimie Winkler
Many seniors mark graduation with
tears and memories as they prepare for
a future born from their experiences at
the University. Vice President for
Student Affairs Maureen Hartford is
also preparing for her next adventure,
taking with her memories and experi-
ence that will successfully help her as
president of Meredith College.
Hartford has a career spanning two
decades of work at universities and in
student affairs. She said she has found
jobs in student affairs and one of the
most exciting and fulfilling," Hartford
Meredith, grounded in nearly 100
years of tradition, awaits its first female
president. The all-female student body
weighs in at about one-tenth of the
University's population - about 3,000
Since her appointment in March,
Hartford has made several trips to
Meredith's campus in Raleigh, N.C.
Last week Hartford went to Meredith
for a 24 hour meeting with student lead-
Hartford described her experiences at
Meredith as very supportive -- like
being "hugged into a family."
"For the women students there, they
have looked forward to having a woman
president," Hartford said, remembering
day of the announcement where more
than 500 members of the campus com-
munity welcomed Hartford with enthu-
siasm and a song.
"That wasn't even the inauguration,
just the announcement," Hartford
The campuses are very different,
The financial budget and student
body size are also considerably smaller,
Hartford said. The smaller number of
students will give her more opportunity
to implement campuswide programs
and get to know students individually,
Here at the University, Hartford is
attempting to wrap up large projects
and get others to a point where she feels
her goals have been accomplished.
Hartford said she doesn't want to
leave too many projects with loose
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