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April 13, 2000

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'U' alum
donates
$22M for
grants
By Josie Gingrich
Daily Staff Reporter
The University may be able to
attract more top-notch out-of-state stu-
dents with a $22 million donation
given by Alumni Association Presi-
dent Richard Rogel and his wife,
Susan, which will be used for out-of-
ate financial aid.
The donation comes in increments
of $500,000 per year for 14 years, after
which the University will receive a
$15 million lump sum.
"It's important for us to be able to
attract the best and brightest and be able
to compete with other schools," said
Rogel, who graduated from the School
of Business Administration in 1970 and
is now a private investor. "When I went
9 school, I was able to work my way
girough. Today that's impossible."
The donation comes after a two-year
pilot program instituted by Rogel
called the Rogel Award of Excellence.
The scholarship provides money to
financially assist out-of-state students
who demonstrate financial need.
"The Rogels are true University citi-
zens," University President Lee
Bollinger said in a written statement.
[f we are going to attract the best stu-
dents, we have to provide more scholar-
ships, and to do that we need the
generous support of alumni and friends
... Rich and Susan care deeply about
this issue, and their gift will make a sig-
nificant difference."
Al Hermsen, associate director of
the Office of Financial Aid, said this
year's average cost for non-resident
undergraduates is $19,514, but even
r students who display full financial
eed, financial aid usually falls short
by as much as $10,000, for which
Rogel's donation compensates.
"It allows us, in combination with
other aid, to meet all demonstrated
financial need, which we can't usually
do with non-residents," Hermsen said.
"We will package (students) with a-
standard financial aid package which
typically leaves them with unmet need.
*fter grants, loans and work we still
don't have the funds to meet demon-
strated need."
The Rogel Award of Excellence,
which was awarded for the first time
this year, currently fulfills financial
need of 33 out-of-state students. The
award comes in a form of a scholar-
ship that meets all of the recipient's
financial needs for four years.
"It allows us to continue this pro-
ram in some format in future years,"
ermsen said. "Our goal next year is
to have 79 additional scholars."
Although the donation will not
affect present University students,
Hermsen said all future out-of-state
applicants will be considered for the
Rogel Award of Excellence.
"I'm absolutely thrilled it allows us
to continue a program that has been
successful," Hermsen said. "Our goal
to use this to help attract other gifts."
The $22 million is the largest amount
of money given to the University since
former Sotheby's Chairman A. Alfred
Taubman donated $30 million to the
School of Architecture and Urban Plan-

ning, which was later renamed for him.
"This is the largest gift the Universi-
ty has ever gotten for financial aid,"
Associate Vice President for Develop-
ment Judy Malcolm said.
But Rogel said he hopes his gift will
the first of many. "It was to help
ickstart a campaign," he said.
Rogel, who is a member of an advi-
sory group to Bollinger, has made
many gifts to the University in the
past, and his last campaign gave $2
million for minority scholarships at the
Business School.
"Diversity is absolutely critical to life
and education," Rogel said. "If you go to
school with people who look like you,
t like you and who were raised like
you, how are you going to be prepared
for the world? Michigan is the uncom-
mon education for the common man."
Rogel was a resident of New Jersey
and Maryland when he decided to
attend the University.

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Applicant files
to b",,e released.

By Jon Fish
Daily Staff Reporter

A ruling by a federal judge will
force the University to hand over
admissions files of minority law stu-
dents, as requested from the Wash-
ington, D.C.-based Center for
Individual Rights, which contends
that the admissions practices of the
Law School are
unconstitutional. "The mag
In a standing-
room only court- the case
room, U.S.
District Judge interests
Bernard Friedman
said that the far outwe
release of the files,
would not violate priVacy IS
the students'
rights to privacy.-
"I think the
magnitude of the
case and its interests to society far
outweigh the privacy issue,"he said.
The decision, while mostly proce-
dural, signifies the opening shot in a
trial that could decide the fate of
affirmative action in the Law School
and if the case reaches the U.S.
Supreme Court, perhaps in all of
higher education.
The lawsuit was filed in December
1997 by CIR on behalf of Barbara
Grutter, a white applicant who was
denied admission to the Law School.
It is similar to an earlier suit filed by

CIR challenging the admissions
practices in the University's College
of Literature, Science and the Arts.
At issue yesterday was a request by
CIR's legal team for the application
files of 50 rejected white applicants to
the University and 50 accepted under-
represented minorities.
Underrepresented minorities are
classified as black, Hispanic or

mitude of
and its
to society
igh the
;sue."
Bernard Friedman
U.S. district judge

Native American.
CIR's lawyers
filed. a similar
motion in the
undergraduate
case two weeks
ago and were
granted access to
the files with
some restrictions
to ensure the stu-
dents' privacy.
As a stipulation
of the Federal

PETER CORNUE/Qaily
Wayne State University law student and coordinator for the National Union for Equality and Affirmative Action Shanta
Driver speaks to a group of University community members and other protesters outside the Fleming Administration
Building yesterday afternoon.
Protestersa take on trial

Education Rights to Privacy Act,
upon which the University based its
argument, the University must notify
students whose admissions files are
going to be released.
But those students have the option
of stopping the transferal.
CIR attorney Kirk Kobel urged
Friedman to follow the precedent set
in the undergraduate case. "It's cru-
cial here to have a representative
sample of the files the defendants
look at in admissions," Kobel said.
See HEARING, Page 9A

By Anna Clark
and Yael Kohen
Daily Staff Reporters
The protesters barely noticed the
white truck honking repeatedly as
it tried to get through the crowd.
Instead they chanted and clutched
their homemade signs and posters
close to their bodies as they
focused on getting to the court-
room on time.
They marched yesterday afternoon
through the streets of Ann Arbor
before the start of a scheduled hear-
ing in U.S. District Judge Bernard
Friedman's courtroom - where he
heard two motions in the lawsuit
challenging the University Law
School's admissions practices.
The protesters came from a vari-
ety of backgrounds and places in
their efforts to defend the very
thing they say would bring diversi-
ty to campus. They were black,

white, Hispanic and Asian, young
and old and many weren't even
University students.
And the protests lasted for hours.
Before the protest even moved to
the courthouse, affirmative action
supporters, bundled in warm coats
in the frigid April afternoon air,
-,chanted "Blacks, Latinos and
Asians and whites: United for
equality, we will fight."
Protesters crowded outside the
Fleming Administration Building to
meet with University President Lee
Bollinger and Provost Nancy Cantor
to present a petition demanding that
the University "reverse the drop in
minority enrollment."
"Match your deeds with your
words," LSA sophomore Erika
Dowdell said as she took the thick
stack of loose papers out of a card-
board box to present the signed peti-
tion. Cheers swelled as Bollinger
See PROTESTERS, Page 8A

Studen ts
to Outcome
By Michael Grass
Daily News Editor
The visitor's gallery in the U.S.
District Court for the Eastern Dis-
trict of Michigan in Ann Arbor
rarely fills to capacity. With the eight
audience benches packed with stu-
dents waiting to listen to a hearing
for the lawsuit challenging the
admissions process of the University
Law School, U.S. District Judge
Bernard Friedman made more room
- in the jury box.
See STUDENTS, Page 8A

DAVID) KATZ/Daily
David Herr and Terry Morgan, attorneys representing the Center for Individual
Rights in Its suit against the University, walk into the Ann Arbor Federal
Building yesterday.

Holistic treatment
offers alternatives

ZBT may soon
face additional
hazing charges
By Caitlin Nish
Daily Staff Reporter

By Shabnamt Daneshvar
Daily Staff Reporter
Building the bridge between tradi-

tional medicine and
alternative or holistic
therapy is quickly
becoming a level of
understanding that
many health care prac-
titioners are racing to
reach.
Christa Glaza, coor-
dinator of the Alternative

Alternative
F' -Third
part se
popula
CO h ver
mnedico
Health Care

the Ann Arbor area, said the relation-
ship between medical physicians and
holistic therapists has been one of
mutual interest and respect.
"Both have a lot to
Medicine learn from each other,"
Glaza said. "Each takes
in a three- a different approach to
ries about problems - alternative
r and non- therapy takes a more
ntional holistic and preventa-
d techniques tive look at the body
while Western medicine
has a more symptomatic way of treat-

Alliance, an organization comprised of
18 alternative health care providers in

ment

and each has their own bene-
See MEDICINE, Page 2A

Leonardo Stoute, owner of Natural Healing on Maynard
Street, prepares a mixture for aromatherapy.

TEC passes first student hazing policy

The Greek Activities Review Panel, the judicial branch of
the Interfraternity Council, is continuing its investigation
into an alleged hazing incident within the University chap-
ter of the now-suspended Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
ZBT was suspended after three independent informants,
none of whom knew each other, contacted IFC officials
with information about the hazing incident.
"Upon evaluating the information from the individual
sources, we determined there were grounds for issuing an
immediate temporary suspension of the chapter, pending
completion of a formalGARP investigation," IFC Execu-
tive Vice President Marc Hustvedt said.
Two anonymous sources from within the Greek commu-
nity said last night that the hazing incident involves an
active ZBT member who allegedly sprayed cleaning sup-
plies, including bleach, on two of the chapter's winter
pledge class members at the end of last month.
The sources said the two pledges were ordered to the
active member's room in Mary Markley Residence Hall,
where they were told to clean the bathroom of the active
member's room.

By Caitlin Nish
Daily Staff Reporter
Following the lead of the Panhellenic Asso-
ciation, the lnterfraternity Council ratified one
of the nation's first-ever student-written and
student-enacted anti-hazing policies last night.

Panhel unanimously ratified the policy
Tuesday night.
"Although the majority of the community
feels it doesn't mean a lot to Panhel, I know
we obviously support the policy 100 percent
and we were very pleased with the effort put
into the policy and plan to stand by it next

of different places throughout the University,"
IFC Adviser John Mountz said during discus-
sion by chapter presidents. "Certainly the most
serious and most publicized events occurred
within IFC organizations in the last months.
We are the first to deal with this dramatically"
The policy was ratified after the addition of

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