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aday: Partly cloudy. High 43. Low 17.
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Nita Schulte
ily Staff Reporter
Looking to go beyond just the
umber of students who support or
ppose the University's use of affir-
ative action, two University profes-
ors are conducting a survey explor-
undergraduates reasons behind
- opinions on the admissions
Using an open-ended format for
ome questions, the survey gives par-
cipants the opportunity to elaborate
n their beliefs.
"Our survey allows people to explain
ow they really feel in their own words
ther than having to conform to a set
ormat," said Business Prof. Richard
ggozzi, who set to work on the pro-
about eight months ago with com-
unication studies Prof.Richard Allen,
aid the survey design "will provide
ore information than a run-of-the-
ill survey."
Bagozzi said the survey was not
rompted by the admissions lawsuits
ut was conducted because it is an
portant focus in his behavioral sci-
nce research.
Ve hope to discover patterns of
ow people are really feeling and dis-
over the heart of issue as seen through
yes of students."
Bagozzi said other research on the
ssue has merely skimmed the surface.
"The focus of our research is what's
ehiad the rationale" he said.
About 4,800 undergraduate students
eceived e-mails Monday inviting them
o participate in the survey.
e students were selected based on
i ndom sample compiled by the
ifice of the Registrar.
In the e-mail, students received a
sername and a password to access a
ebsite with the questionnaire.
articipants will be entered into a
awing for four gift certificates.
The involved nature of the survey
nd the overwhelming response
aused delays on the server, Bagozzi
Some participants, Bagozzi said,
eported taking up to an hour on the
urvey, which is intended to take any-
vhere from 10-20 minutes.
Apology e-mails explaining the serv-
r delay are being sent out and Bagozzi
aid the server should be in working
)rder by Friday. Still, students are
mcouraged to complete it as soon as
See SURVEY, Page 2
M wil
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By Josh Kleinbaum
)aily Sports Editor
Speculation has turned to certainty:
vlichigan will playing in the Orange
Bowl on New Year's day. But the
Wolverines' opponent remains a mystery.
The Orange Bowl Committee
ended an invitation to the
Wolverines yesterday and Michigan
accepted. No. 9 Michigan (6-2 Big
Ten, 9-2 overall) will likely play the
winner of Saturday's Southeastern
Conference title game between No.
Florida and No. 7 Alabama, but
hat won't become official until the
Bowl Championship Series
announces its bids at 3:30 p.m.
u nday.Other possible opponents
Nude Nebraska, Texas, Tennessee
and Kansas State.
See ORANGE, Page 2

One hundred nine years of editorialfreedom

December 1, 1999


Bird's eye view


By Michael Grass
Daily StaffReporter
The University's annual enrollment
report released yesterday shows the
number of underrepresented minorities
on campus continues to decline - now
only comprising dbout 11.3 percent of
the 37,846 member student body.
"I just think it is really unfortunate
... because it is going to make the envi-
ronment a lot less friendly for minori-
ties," said LSA sophomore Erika
Dowdell, an MSA representative and
Defend Affirmative Action Party mem-
The University classifies black,
Native American and Latino/a stu-
dents as underrepresented minori-
The 4,282 students who are classi-
fied as underrepresented minorities
comprise 11.3 percent of the student
body, down from 13 percent last year
and 15 percent in 1995.
From 1998 to this fall, the number of
black undergraduate and graduate stu-
dents has fallen from 2,771 to 2,669 -
a 3.7 percent decrease.

The number of Latino/a students
on campus has dropped by 34 stu-
dents from a total of 1,434 last year,
a decrease of 2.4 percent. The num-
ber of Native American students on
campus last year, 227, decreased to
213 students, a 6.2 percent drop.


The UnIversity campus bustles in late November beneath a clear sky in an aerial view of Ann Arbor.


Few symptoms allow STDs to go unnoticed

By Risa Berrin
Daily Staff Reporter
Every year more than 12 million cases of sexu-
ally transmitted diseases are reported in primarily
adolescents and young adults.
But often, STDs - including chlamydia, gon-
orrhea, syphilis, genital herpes and human papillo-
mavirus - go untreated because those infected
have few or no symptoms.
"Most females with chlamydia and gonorrhea
are asymptomatic," said Mark Miller, manager of
the Michigan Department of Community Health
STD program.
Chlamydia, the most common bacterial STD,
affects an estimated one in 10 adolescent girls and
one in 20 reproductive-age women, according to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website.

Let's talk about sex
More than 12 million young adults
report sexually transmitted diseases each
Chlamydia affects one in 10 adolescent
girls and one in 20 productive-age women
but 75 percent of those with the disease
show few or no symptoms.
"Many females do not know they have an STD
until it has reached their fallopian tubes and they
find out they are infertile," Miller said.
LSA first-year student Erica Mitchell said she
thinks most college students do not know that
many STDs are asymptomatic.

"They are probably not as aware because there is
not as much publicity as some other diseases,"
Mitchell said.
While chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis can be
cured, several other STDs are incurable. The
human papillomavirus, which has been related to
development of cervical cancer, causes 4,500
deaths among women each year. Genital herpes,
caused by the herpes simplex virus, also has no
cure but its symptoms can be controlled by a drug
called Acyclovir. Human immunodeficiency virus,
the virus that causes AIDS, is another STD that
has no cure. The risk of acquiring or transmitting
HIV may also increase with the presence of other
STDs, according to the CDC Website.
Mitchell also said that despite the fact that
See STD, Page 2

About 75 percent of women infected with
chlamydia show few or no symptoms. Without
proper testing and treatment, the infection can per-
sist for as long as 15 months. Lack of treatment
can lead to damage of the upper reproductive tract
and pelvic inflammatory disease - another STD.

Prof. gVs
to TO
By Josie Gingrich
Daily Staff Reporter
While some audience members expected a
inspiring anti-World Trade Organization
speech in light of nationwide protests, sociolo-
gy and Residential College Prof. Ian Robinson
presented instead an explanatory view of the
organization during his lecture last night.
Nearly 70 University community members
gathered to hear Robinson's speech "The
WTO, Seattle and Beyond: What's Wrong
with the WTO and What are the Alternatives;"
in the Dana Building last night.
"Our primary goal is educational," said
SNRE senior Joe Groenke, one of the orga-
nizers of the event. "We wanted to raise
awareness with a rally but we realized no one
really knows a lot about the WTO. So we set
out to educate ourselves.:
The talk was organized to inform students
about the current round of talks involving WTO
which began in Seattle, Wash. earlier this week.

House looks to
regulate adult
By Nick Bunkley
Daily Staff Reporter
Eighteen-year-olds are old enough to be sent to war but
would be too young to view exotic dancers under a package
of bills being considered in a state House committee.
"You have the option to fight and die for your country but
you can't view the entertainment you want to see," said
Lenny Komendera, general manager of the Deji Vu night-
club in Ypsilanti.
The bill package would forbid anyone under the age of 21
from gaining admittance to or working at adult businesses
anywhere in the state.
"A good amount of our customers are college age," he
said. "And we have a lot of kids that come here to work and
can work part-time while they're going to school."
The businesses also could only be open from 10 a.m. to 10
p.m. and must close on Sundays and legal holidays.
"We are a nightclub, plain and simple," said Komendera,
who on Monday was one of more than 250 people who
attended a hearing about the bills in Lansing. Most of those
present voiced opposition to the legislation, he said.
Rep. Michael Bishop (R-Rochester), chair of the House
Constitutional Law and Ethics Committee, said the legisla-
tive package is a response to complaints about adult busi-
nesses in residential neighborhoods and areas frequented by
"At some point in time, the industry has to be regulated,"
he said.
Bishop plans to hold more public hearings on the matter
before finalizing the proposals and calling for a vote. Only
seven people were able to testify during the 90-minute meet-
"We're in a very liquid state right now" Bishop said,
adding, "I think we've got a pretty good schematic as to what
the bills are going to look like."

.o . . r - - - - --.._ _
Sociology and Residential College Prof. Ian Robinson delivers a speech about the World Trade
Organization at the Dana Building last night.

In his talk, Robinson discussed new
aspects of WTO, particularly the
increased interest of environmental,
social and labor organizations in WTO
decisions. He also spoke about alliances
between fringe groups from both the
right and left wings of the political spec-

"Nationalistic Fepublicans like Pat
Buchanan are allied with Democratic
See WTO, Page 3
Inside: Students participate in the National
Day of Action. Page 3.

Police use
SEATTLE (AP) - Thousands
of protesters demonstrating
against global capitalism forced +
a delay in opening ceremonies of
the largest trade event everl
staged in the United States yes-
terdav hncking streets with their+

Parts of this normally laid-bac
Pacific Northwest city almost tool
on the look of a battle zone.
President Clinton, who ha
hoped to use the meetings of th<
135-nation World Trade
Oreanization to showcase the ben


pray on protesters
"I think we should strengthen General Kofi Annan an
the role and the interest of labor Secretary of State Madeleine
and environment in our trade Albright, were being rescheduled
negotiations," said Clinton, who WTO Director General Mike
is scheduled to address the WTO Moore, a former prime ministe
ministers today. of New Zealand, told the handfu
After a three-hour delay in the of delegates who had manage



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