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One hundred nine years ofeditorialfreedom



March 24, 2000


l3lue takes
ice against
By Uma Subramnan
Daily Sports Writer
The experience alone is worth all the
blood, sweat and tears shed over the
course of a season.
And in their own words, the thrill of
being there is more exhilarating than
Fy other high.
So at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon
when the Michigan hockey team (26-9-
4 overall) takes the ice in Albany, N.Y.,
against Colgate (24-8-2), the Wolver-
ines will finally be playing in what they
believe is their rightful place - the
NCAA Tournament.
Perharis it's the anticipation of an
entire year, or perhaps it's the reality
that one wrong step could end a season,
that makes NCAAs so special. Whatev-
it is, the tournament atmosphere will
coerce phenomenal hockey out of the
nation's 12 most elite teams.
"It's tough to 'describe the experi-
ence," Michigan junior forward Scott
Matzka said. "It's just a feeling you get.
Afterward, you can't tell people how
you feel, because at that moment, what
you're playing for brings all your emo-
tions out.
"The excitement level is a lot high-
er. It's incredi-
TONIGHT ble how the
PEPsiARENA-AANY atmosphere
Who: Michigan (26-9-4) makes you
v. Colgate (24-8-2) really ner-
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EastRegional all the teams
When:3:30p.m.tomorrm watching you
tnerlaskieat and you're
3:0~i.Sudy just expected
V: 2FUM iot" to bring your
Chd3on capsb A-game.:
ldiaOTeable But not
only is a team
required to bring its A-game, it's
required to lay its heart and soul out on
the blue line.
Playing in the tournament is "like
playing your best team during the regu-
lar season but adding more to it,"
Michigan captain Sean Peach said. "It's
amazing level of play. It seems like
eryone makes their passes, finishes
their hits and is playing well. Everyone
is so mentally ready to play."
But regardless of what anyone else
says, the only way to fully capture the
NCAA experience is to partake in it. So
for a team that is heavily dependent on
its freshman class, the challenge may be
to absorb the emotion without letting it
become overwhelming.
But another, perhaps more pressing
allenge for the Wolverines will be to
ove to themselves that they can win at
the ultimate level. The past two weeks
during the CCHA playoffs, Michigan
struggled, often times being outplayed
by a weaker opponent.
Against Colgate there is absolutely
no room for error. Though the Red
Raiders only took third place in the
ECAC Tournament, they have played
extremely well in their last 16 games,
sinning 12 of those final contests.
"They're a gritty hard working team
with two top lines, a big defense and a
great goalie," Michigan coach Red

Berenson said. "They've got a good
powerplay and no major weaknesses.
This will be a good game between two
good teams."
But Michigan has faced threatening
teams before and played well. In fact, in
the 1999-2000 campaign, the Wolver-
ines had greater success against stronger
*ponents. Case in point, this season,
Michigan knocked off both Michigan
State and Wisconsin, while struggling
against teams like Bowling Green.
But as they keep saying, the NCAA
playoffs are a new season, one in which
the Wolverines must forget both past
triumphs and setbacks in time for this
weekend and the year's toughest chal-
Undoubtedly, Michigan and Colgate
e singularly focused on tomorrow
afternoon, but neither team can forget
that the winner of the contest will play
No. I seed Maine at 3:30 p.m. Sunday
to earn a berth in the Frozen Four.
Maine is the defending national
nhmmninn and this venr the R1231k

Up in the air

English course
draws fire from

By Jeremy W. Peters
Daily Staff Reporter
An English class offered for the fall semester
has drawn considerable criticism from across the
nation and prompted one Michigan interest group
to lobby state legislators, the University Board of
Regents and even Gov. John Engler to stop the


class from being taught.
The source of this con-
troversy is English Prof.
David Halperin's English
317 class titled "How to be
Gay: Male Homosexuality
and Initiation."
American Family Asso-
ciation of Michigan Presi-
dent Gary Glenn contends
a subject matter such as

"I'm trouble
University wt
this kind oft
University regen

this has no place in a state-supported university. b
"I think that it is outrageous that the University u
of Michigan would ask taxpayers to pay for a v
class that seeks to initiate teens into a high risk
lifestyle, Glenn said. h
Halperin said his class should be not be the h
subject of any dispute.
"There's not much of a reason for them to get m
DAVID ROCHKIND/Daily worked up about it" Halperin said. "The aim of
Business senior Ben Ellis tries to block a spike during a game of volleyball in front of the Alpha my class is to investigate the relationship c
Delta Phi fraternity on South State Street as part of Greek Week. between identities and culture and to look at gay-
ness from the perspective of social practices and
Scholarships awarded to 3 'U,

ultural identity, rather than from the perspective
of sex and sexuality."
According to Halperin's course description, the
lass will cover topics including "diva-worship,
drag, muscle culture, style, fashion and interior
design." The course also has a $35 lab fee for
mandatory weekly three-hour movie screenings.
In a letter to the regents and University Presi-
lent Lee Bollinger, Glenn said the course "open-
ly admits its purpose is to
d that the recruit and 'initiate'
teenagers into the homo-
ould offer sexual lifestyle."
"We are urging state
course." officials to do everything
in their power to cancel
- Dan Horning this class," Glenn said yes-
t (R-Grand Haven) terday.
Glenn also said he had
been contacted by a regent, who told him he
would make sure the class was cancelled, but
would not disclose the regent's name.
Regent Dan Horning (R-Grand Haven) said he
had been contacted by Glenn via e-mail, and had
himself also attempted to contact Glenn. Horning
would not say whether he was the regent to
whom Glenn referred.
Horning did express concern about Halperin's
"I'm troubled that the University would offer
See CLASS, Page 2
The applicants compete against students in
heir home state.
Masters said he is planning on attending law
"Like I said in the application, I will be using
Lhe money towards law school - I have looked
into Colombia but it's not my only choice, their
rogram is very much along the lines of what I'm
ooking to do which is child advocacy, public law
nd public policy," Masters said.
The scholarship winners this year will receive
merit-based scholarships of $30,000, $27,000 of
which is to go towards professional or graduate
See AWARDS, Page 7

By Jodie Kaufman
Daily Staff Reporter

Three University students have been
announced as the recipients of prestigious nation-
al awards. Two of the students were named as
this year's Truman Scholars and one as a recipi-
ent of a Fulbright Scholarship.
LSA juniors Michael Masters and Peter
Romer-Friedman are among the 75 recipients of
the Truman award, bringing the University's total
to 13 since 1985. The award is a federal memori-
al to the 33rd president of the United States.
Truman scholarship coordinator Elleanor

Crown said it is extremely rare for the University
1 to have two recipients.
"It is not even usual for the University to get
one," Crown said.
"This is a very big deal, there is a multi-layer
nomination process where candidates are nomi-
nated by their home institution," Crown said.
Honors Program Director Rob Van Der Voo
said more than a dozen University students
The University has its own screening program,
including an application process open to all
juniors. A committee reviews the applications
and holds personal interviews. Each university is

permitted to submit four applicants.
Van Der Voo said the candidates are assessed
based on their dedication to others. "We are look-
ing at what accomplishments they've made in
public service in college and high school that
lead us to saying they have a promising career in
public service," he said.
This year's winners are LSA students, but any
junior looking ahead to a career in public service
is eligible, Crown said.
"It is a fairly comprehensive application
process," Masters said. "There are 700 appli-
cants, and the Truman Foundation grants 200
interviews, of which 75 are chosen."



By Lisa Koivu
and Josie Gingrich
Daily Staff Reporters

Members of the Blue Party serve blue cotton candy on the Diag yesterday on the final day of voting
in the Michigan Student Assembly winter elections.
MSA Campagn 'Is vary
oi- a pap CO

The Michigan Student Assembly
winter elections saw many changes
from previous years including more
candidates on the ballot and new
campaigning styles. But perhaps the
biggest change of all is the number
of students that have cast ballots.
Reaching an all-time high of 8,393
voters, which is almost 23 percent
of the entire student population.
At 5:15 p.m. yesterday, Elections
Director Alok Agrawal, an Engi-
neering senior, said the numbers had
already shattered the record from
last year. "A lot of students are vot-
ing this year due to the number of
candidates running," Agrawal said.
"There are a lot of hot topics facing
the campus next year, and a lot of
people want to vote to have a say in
how things will be run."

Former cattle rancher Howard Lyman speaks about the
hazards of a meat-filled diet in Angell Hall last night.
Form er catle
rancher calls
-meat hanuful
By Karolyn Kokko
Daily Staff Reporter
Howard Lyman, who labels himself "the cattle rancher
who won't eat meat," talked about the negative impacts
resulting from animal consumption at a lecture to kick off

By Josie Gingrich
and Lisa Koivu
Daily Staff Reporters

Increased competition in this year's Michi-
gan Student Assembly elections has not neces-
sarily translated into large campaign bills for
the candidates.
"I'ves nent annroxinately SO1 at the maxi-

two days in hopes of attracting more voters.
"The main expense was chalk and postering,"
Tietz said. "Tape is also expensive. Tape was
probably at least $30 out of the $100."
Galaxor Nebulon, presidential candidate for
the Friends Rebelling Against Tyranny Party
estimated party expenses to total $103.
"I put in about $20," Nebulon said. "The keg
cost $60. Somebodv nent $20 on conies and I



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