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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 18, 2000 - 3A

C RIME"
Off campus
stabbing victim
brought to UHS
An stabbing victim was brought to
University Hospitals' emergency room
Srly Sunday morning, Department of
blic Safety reports state. The stab-
bing, occurred off-campus, DPS offi-
ci is said.
C9mputer stolen
from Alice Lloyd
The main office and the kitchen area
ofAlice Lloyd Residence Hall were bro-
ken into Sunday morning, DPS reports
state.
A window was found pushed in and a
computer was stolen. DPS did not report
having any suspects in the incident.
Snowballs thrown
from Palmer Field
A student in Alice Lloyd Residence
Hall was disturbed early Sunday morn-
ing as unknown people on Palmer Field
threw snowballs at the windows of his
Oom, DPS reports state. The student
cold not see who threw the snowballs
and DPS officers did not report having
any suspects in the incident.
Snow blower
discovered stolen
A University-owned snow blower
was discovered stolen from Alice
Lloyd Residence Hall on Friday
orning, DPS reports state. DPS did
t report having any suspects in the
incident.
Lingerie lifted
from hospital
Two brassieres left in a bag were
stolen from a room at University
Hospitals on Sunday afternoon, DPS
reports state.
PS did not report having any sus-
eets in the incident.
Resident Adviser
smells marijuana
A resident adviser in Mosher-Jordan
Residence Hall reported the smell of
marijuana coming from a student's
room early yesterday morning, accord-
img to DPS reports. When confronted
by the RA, the student stated that the
Aell was cigarette smoke.
Subjects fight in
Diag with knife
Two unknown people were seen
figltipg on the Diag in front of Harlan
Hatcher Graduate Library on Thursday
afternoon, DPS reports state.
Qnp of the subjects reportedly had a
Cife. Witnesses did not observe
juries to either party.
Water balloon
thrown at window
A water balloon was thrown into an
open- window at the Samuel Monroe
Trotter House early yesterday morning,
DPS reports state. DPS did not report
having any suspects.
jersons bangs on
East Quad door
A student in East Quad Residence

Hall was the victim of harassment yes-
te4gy morning when an unknown per-
sor was "banging and kicking" on his
dour,. DPS reports state.
Tlhe unknown person stopped
banging and kicking on the door
before any contact was made with
e student.
Tractor hits car
A staff member at University
HoVitals hit a car with a tractor near
thJront entrance of the hospital
Tlwrsday morning, DPS reports state.
The man who was driving the tractor
reported the damage.
Subjects found
deep in West Quad
Two non-University affiliates were
found sleeping outside a room in West
Quad Residence Hall on Thursday
morning, DPS reports state.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
David Enders.

Winterest t ost 40 student groups

By Tiffany Maggard
Daily Staff Reporter
The Office of Student Activities and
Leadership is sponsoring the University's
annualWinterfest fair scheduled for today in
the Michigan Union Ballroom and Pendelton
Room.
The event, which is scheduled to begin at I
a.m. and end at 3 p.m., will include representa-
tions by a total of 140 student organizations.
Interim Assistance Director of Campus
Activities and Programs Melita Pope Mitchell,
said one misunderstanding that most students
have about Winterfest is that it exactly mirrors
Festifall. Festifall, held in September, involves
hundreds of student groups recruiting members

through displas p aed on he Diag.
"It is not eve meant to compete with
Festifall," M itcell said, "It is meant to give
groups whoyweren't rpresented at Festifall a
second chance to dosoIt also gives students
who weren't at :;ifall a chance to get
involved,"
Mitchell said there wl be some overlap with
the organizations represented earlier this year
at Festifa',I especially if groups hope to
increase their membersip.
In addition ;o tc main purpose of
Winterfest, two whop, and a discussion are
schedukd to take pce in the Union's Parker
Room. Each of the a vties is intended to edu-
cate students who want hmelp create a sense of

diversity on campus. Workshop topics include
"Leadership Across Cultures and Contexts"
from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and "Cross-Cultural
Human Relations" from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
The University'sfchapter of the American
Civil Liberties Union plans to hold a display at
Winterfest. LSA senior Abe Raffi said stu-
dents with many interests can benefit from the
ACLU and similar organizations because they
encompass a wide range of goals and activi-
ties.
Raffi said that while the ACLU is usually
associated with students studying political sci-
ence and law, students in other concentrations
can still find their niche within such organiza-
tions.

Each group that is represented at Winterfest'
is suppose to provide students with the infor-
mation necessary to learn their specific
group, and decide whether they want to be
involved.
"We'll be able to tell what our group does cn
a national level. We can tell people about tie,
projects that we've been working on since the
fall and what we hope to accomplish by the end
of the school year," Raffi said.
Mitchell said she expects between 500 and 7 O
students to attend the fair despite cold weather
"We are going to try to counterbalance thde
cold weather by offering hot chocolate and"
apple cider. We are also going to have a raffle;"
Mitchell said.

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Equal rights
advocates
rally for
MLK march
By Sana Danish
Daily Staff Reporter
Bitter temperatures didn't stop students
and equal rights advocates from gathering
at the corner of South University and
South Forest avenues for a march and
rally in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
yesterday.
"I really believe in affirmative action and
the things Martin Luther King stood for,"
said LSA senior Aimee Bingham, who took
part in the March and Rally to Continue
MLK's Fight.
More than 200 people took part in the
march, which was organized by the MLK
Day March Planning Committee.
LSA first-year student Agnes Aleobua
first attended the annual march as a senior at
Detroit Cass Technical High School.
"I think that since last year the march is
starting to turn around and people are
now marching for the things Martin
Luther King had to fight for, and not just
that it's MLK Day and we should march,"
she said.
Committee literature stated the purpose
of the march was to call attention to the
drop in minority enrollment at the
University, defend the use of affirmative
action in higher education and to contin-
ue integration in primary and secondary
education.
Participants chanted, "Equal quality
education, we won't take resegregation,"
during the march.
Department of Public Safety vehicles
escorted marchers across campus to alert

En compass
show combines'
many cultures
ENCOMPASS
Continued from Page 1A
for months, and Saturday night she was finally able to see
all the pieces put together.
FASA's dance was influenced by the polkabal tradition- 4f
Filipino folk dancing, which portrays the courtship of mam
ens and their suitors.
Dugout Crew performer Shaivali Shah, an LSA junior
said she thought the various acts were "very diverse and 1
great learning experience."
Diversity was represented though many different types of
expression and different cultures - from Kol Hakavodps
Hebrew a cappella rendition of Billy Joel's "The Longest
Time" to Sinaboro's upbeat drum rhythms inspired by
Korean tradition.
One of the common threads weaving throughout the per-
formances was the blend and interaction of modern and tra-
ditional expression.
Dancers performing "The Many Faces of Africa" por-
trayed how the Diaspora of the African continent through the
slave trade influenced musical tradition in the United States,
Latin America and the Caribbean.
A flurry of bright orange skirts and graceful danca
movements introduced "Raat ki Milan, A Nigo
Gathering." This traditional Indian dance was present,
through the perspective of modern American student ,
said dancer Sona Bajaria.
The Persian Students Association presented a dance, titled
"A Persian Tableau," that combined classical Iranian dance.
with contemporary music and steps.
Amalgamation 8 brought the sounds of jazz to the stags
in contrast to "Caribbean Rhythms: Salsa and Meringvue
and the classical guitar of the Spanish Flamenco.
Dance troupes Indigo and Funkpact both showcased con-
temporary, fast-paced performances.
Encompass co-Chair Gail Kim described the event as a
cultural show with two goals - to educate and celebrate-
Multi-media presentations interspersed among the acts
informed students about the history of activism at the.
University, global violence against women and discrimina-
tion against people with disabilities.

LOUIS BROWN/Daily
Detroit McKenzie High School student Antoine Baldwin-Lane and Defend Affirmative Action
By Any Means Necessary member Luke Massie march in the annual MLK Day rally yesterday.

traffic of the activity
Like many of the onooers who were
outside in the cold iA first-year stu-
dent William Camhel watched curious-
ly as the march rounded onto State
Street.
I think it's inspiring to see people who
actually care about a caus he said. "But
some signs (carried by marchers) like the
'Call it Racism' seem a litle bt exaggerat-
ed "
SNRE graduate siudent Sarah C ohen said
the enery in the march inspired her as the
procession passed
"I think it's wonderful and i'm going to try
to join it later if i can;' she said.

The march ended on the Diag where the
participants held a rally.
The rally included a poetry reading
from a Detroit MacKenzie High School
student and short speeches in support of
affirmative action and activism in honor
of the MLK holiday.
Students from MacKenzie High School
comprised nearly a third of march partic-
ipants.
LSA sophomore Erika Dowdell was the
first speaker at the rally.
"If we don't speak up, no one is going to
speak for us," she said. "It's our responsibili-
ty to get the word out and start changing
things."

Changes to Code C.,. req re

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more training for spanelsts

By Jeannie Baumann
Daily Staff Reporter
Students who trained Saturday for
nine hours to serve as panelists on the
Resolution Board that handles cases
under the Code of Student Conduct may
be required to put in more hours if the
process is changed even more than it has
been during the last year.
"If there are any substantive changes
that will affect panelists or resolution
officers, we will definitely do supple-
mental training" said Gwyn Hulswit,
intake and investigation coordinator for
the Office of Student Conflict
Resolution, which oversees the Code.
The Code is the University's discipli-
nary system for students. Charges can
include forgery, theft, sexual harassment
and battery, and its sanctions can range
from educational workshop to expulsion.
"The Code is some norms about how
we want to be together. It's one way we
carry that out. It's not the only way"
Interim Vice President for Student
Affairs E. Royster Harper told the stu-
dent trainees.
OSCR and other organizations includ-
ing the Michigan Student Assembly,
have been working on amendments to
the Code. At the end of last academic
year, the University Board of Regents
heard recommended changes from the
University's official Code review com-
mittee, the Code Implementation
Review Committee, and from MSA.
OSCR also is in the process of looking

for a new director.
"The purpose of this trainin to train
our students who serve on the arbitration
panels for formal arbitra)ons:' 05CR
Housing Liaison Brian Jones suid
The Resolution Board consis of five
student panelists and Univ.rsitv facul-
ty or staff member who acts as a resolu-
tion officer. The panelist: investigate
cases filed against students who have
been accused of violating the Code. If
the panel finds the accused sdcnt
guilty, the panel and the resolution off-
cer decide appropriate nctions.
Harper, in her opening speech [gst he
training session, said servina as a pan-
elist is an opportunity for service, not
condemnation.
"This is not your mo en for the n
mer. This work is not about judging peo-
ple in our community; it's abou disern
ment," she said.
Harper also emphasized the mor-
tance of diversity. "Dependi,_ g o ere
you sit, you'll see thigs di rey she
said.
Interim OSCR Dir : Silva
Goncalves expressed sir thoughts.
"Don't judge people baed o dfer-
ences," he advised th .s'c
But Elizabeth Allen. one of the resolu-
tion officers, said this perspectiv m
be presumptuous. "You're assuming ta
an open mind already eximtn An opn
mind may not exist. I'm hoping that the
training session will help pc op1 d do
an open mind, she sai

Hulswit said she encourages the stu-
dent governments of each school -
which appoint the panelists - to consid-
er a diverse set of students.
"It is the student government's deci-
sion on who they nominate" she said.
flHulswit explained that 60 student are
p'an 'lists, and each school has a certain
nurmber of seats in proportion to its
enrollment. "LSA has 24 seats and the
School of Art (and Design), because it's
a smaller school, has one," she said.
Although selection for specific panels
is mostly a result of availability, Hulswit
said OSCR tries to have specific represen-
tation for certain issues. "We do attempt.
in cases of sexual misconduct, to have two
women and three men or three women and
two men on the panel," she said.
Although a large part of the
Resolution Board training occurred
Saturday, students must still undergo
another eight hours of training through
two sets of mock trials.
The training was the fifth since the
Code was enacted in January 1996.
About 40 students and 10 faculty and
staff members participated.

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