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AMPUS
VU'collects grant
for underground
rairoad research
The University was one of seven
iversities to receive a $5,000
ant from the Woodrow Wilson
National Fellowship Foundation in
August.
The University plans to pair with
the Washtenaw County African-
American Cultural and Historical
Museum to use this grant to begin
research on uncovering the history of
the Underground Railroad in
Washtenaw County.
The research will unfold in a
*ree-part project to be completed by
niversity faculty, students and
Museum members.
The project's goal is to gather all
material from the research and set up
exhibitions and tours for the commu-
nity.
The tours will be arranged by the
Museum and may receive support from
the Arts of Citizenship program.
"We don't know yet what form the
esentation of the research will
Ake when completed, but both the
Arts of Citizenship and the Museum
are eager to get the results out to the
plublic," David Scobey, director of
the"University's Arts of Citizenship
Program, said in a written state-
ment.
The grant itself originated from
the Woodrow Wilson National
Fellowship Foundation partnering
with a nationwide program,
*lagining America, sponsored by
the White House Millennium
Council.
The grant money will provide a
partial contribution to the project.
The grants were given to universi-
ties in order to help artists and
humanists who are working with
community leaders.
lecture series to
explore urban
Asian populations
Emeritus Sociology Prof. Gayl Ness
is scheduled to lecture on "Kobe:
Modern Urban Population-
Environment Dynamics" Thursday at
noon in room 1636 of the International
Institute.
*The lecture is part of a six-city
study that looks at the mountain iso-
lation and World War II destruction
and past-war reconstruction of
Kobe, Japan.
Kobe progressed from being a small
fishing village to becoming Japan's
leading port.
Ness will explore the increase in
the quality of life that is likely to
continue even though the city has
*ee problem areas that will be
introduced.
The main focus of the lecture is on
the period of 1970 to 2020 in the
city of Kobe.
Alternative press
exhibit to open
at Grad Library
The archive titled "Your Artwork
Here: 30 years of the Alternative

Press" will be on exhibit at the sev-
enth floor of the Harlan Hatcher
Graduate Library beginning Sept.
14..
The University Library purchased
the collection of The Alternative Press
in 1996.
Ken and Ann Mikolowski began
'nting the original collection of-
etry and artwork in The
Alternative Press in 1968, includ-
ing work from some friends and
coworkers in addition to their own
work.
The exhibit will include everything
from original letters and cards to the
work of poets of the Beat and Black
Mountain schools that were printed
in The Alternative Press.
The exhibit will be at the University
brary Special Collections until Dec.
The archive may be viewed
Monday through Friday from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10
a.m. until noon.
- Compiled by Dan Krauth
for the Daily.

-LOCAL/STATE
Entree Plus returns to
dining establishments

The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 13, 1999 - 3A

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By Dan Krauth
For the Daily
Students who miss residence hall
dining hours or are looking for a late
night snack don't need cash in their
pockets to find a meal.
After a four-year absence, stu-
dents can use Entree Plus to buy
food in the Michigan Union, the
Michigan League and Pierpont
Commons.
Residence Hall Association mem-
bers submitted a proposal last spring
to expand Entree Plus services for
students.
The proposal requested that stu-
dents be allowed to use Entree Plus.
points to purchase meals from
University vendors, said Larry
Durst, administrative manager for
University Housing.
This is in addition to the usual
uses for Entree Plus, which include
paying for laundry and copy services
in the residence halls, eating in

University dining halls and buying
from campus vending machines.
"It's a response that offers value
and extends meal options to resi-
dents and other students on cam-
pus," Durst said.
Entree Plus points represent dol-
lars in a student's M-card account.
Students can purchase points in the
M-card Office, located in the
Student Activities Building.
Students who select reduced meals
plans also get Entree Plus points to
supplement for dining meals.
Under the new Entree Plus plan, the
University offers a separate meal plan
that consists only of Entree Plus points
for students who do not want to eat in
the dining halls.
Also, the Flex 13 plan gives stu-
dents 13 meals per week in the din-
ing halls and 150 Entree Plus points
to use at campus eateries. But Entree
Plus points do not take the place of
meal credits, except in residence

hall snack bars like the South Quad
Downunder or the Mary Markley
Underground, where students can
use their meal credit toward missed
dining hall meals.
Many students said they are pleased
with the reintroduction of Entree Plus
points.
"If you are out of cash at least you
have a way of still getting lunch.
It's great," said SNRE junior
Monique Dugars, adding that she
doesn't have a residence hall meal
plan, but uses Entree Plus because it
is convenient.
But some students do not know
Entree Plus points are available or
do not use them because they do not
live in a residence hall.
"I don't really want them. I live off
campus and am not really sure at what
places they can be used," LSA senior
Sarah Langford said.
The Entree Plus program will be
limited to food operations, said John

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LSA first-year student Adrienne Carnell uses her M-card to pay for laundry with
Entree Plus points in the West Quad Residence Hall laundry room yesterday.

Brockett, director of the University
Unions.
Not all campus eateries have
adopted the plan yet, but University
officials anticipate others will sign
on soon.

"Several of the food operations
are already offering the Entree Plus
option and we hope to have the ser-.
vice available in all of the food oper-
ations by the end of the month,",
Brockett said.

Welcome to the jungle

Charges orpped

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By Jewel Gopwani
Daily Staff Reporter
A Washtenaw County Circuit Court
judge on Friday threw out felony
charges against eight people who were
accused of rioting during an anti-Ku
Klux Klan rally at Ann Arbor City Hall
in May 1998.
The accusations resulted from an
incident during the rally in which some
demonstrators threw stones on the
north side of City Hall that afternoon,
said Defense Attorney George
Washington. "They don't have the right
people," Washington said.
Washtenaw County Prosecutor Joe
Burke was unavailable for comment.
Judge Donald Shelton, who presided
over the case, dropped the felony-riot
charges against the demonstrators, one
of whom is Rackham student Jessica
Curtin.
"It's great not to be a suspected
felon," Curtin said about having the
felony charge dropped Friday.
Thomas Doxy, Song Wook Kim,

Jonathan Hughes, Phill Vandervoordo,
Zachary Thomas, Adam Lerman,
Michael Fuqua also were absolved of,
the felony charges.
Curtin, however, still has a mivde&
meanor charge against her for allegedly
taking down a fence separating the Klu
Klux Klan rally from the Anti-Klu Klux,
Klan demonstrators, but Washington
expects a judge to throw it out.
Doxy has a charge of aggravated'
assault with a dangerous weapon pend-
ing for allegedly throwing a rock that.
hit and injured a police officer. His trial
is scheduled for Oct. 11.
Assault charges also remain against,
Phill Carol and Renne Bunk. Both are
accused of hitting the fist of a peace-
keeper, whose hand was on the fence;
Washington said. Carol's trial is sched-
uled for November, while Bunk's is nod
scheduled yet. He added that both wZ
plead not guilty.
Robin Alvarez faces a separate trial;
scheduled on Oct. 25, for allegedly"
inciting a riot.

JOANNA PAINE/Daity
Uz Elling, coordinator of visitor programs at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, points to the flowering brorneliads as she
leads a tour yesterday featuring plants that will be on sale during the botanical gardens' plant sale this weekend.

ServeltUp offers
alternate activities

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By Jewel Gopwani
Daily Staff Reporter
Nearly 20 community service orga-
nizations are gearing up to ServeltUp
on the Diag today.
Sponsored by the Michigan Student
Assembly's Community Service
Commission, ServeltUp will be
recruiting new members from noon to
4 p.m..
Heading up the first ServeltUp are
CSC members and LSA juniors Brady
West and James Devaney.
"We just want to put the focus on
community service," West said, adding
that many students looking for commu-
nity service opportunities may become
overwhelmed at Festifall.
Circle K, Dance Marathon and Project
Serve are among the organizations set-
ting up shop near the Diag today.
Stephanie Hartshorn, vice president
of Circle K, said ServeltUp's focus on
community service offers Circle K a
better chance than Thursday's Festifall
to reach out to students willing to
devote their free time to community
service.
"It seems this might lead to more
members,.. We might get more people
who are committed to service," she said.
Three city community service
organizations, Washtenaw Literacy,
Education Project for Homeless
Youth and School To Youth: Learning
for Unservyd Students plan on
attracting University students inter-
ested in volunteerism through
ServeltUp.
Pamela Bogart, executive director of
Washtenaw Literacy, said of the group's
400 volunteers, 30 are University stu-
dents. Bogart said Washtenaw Literacy

ServeltUp
Where: Diag
When: Noon to 4 p.m.
What: 16 community
service groups recruiting
new members.
helps adults improve their communica-
tion skills.
To attract more students to
ServeltUp, West said the organizations
have set up a rock climbing wall and a
Moonwalk on the Diag.
MSA CSC Chair Mike Masters said
he hopes, through ServeltUp, more
organizations will apply to the CSC for
funding for community service activi-
ties.
CSC has funds totaling about
$74,000 per academic year for commu-
nity service group fundine. The CSC
collects $1 per student per semester, as
a part of the MSA charge itemized on
students' tuition bills.
Masters said that organizations don't
have to be created for community ser-
vice to apply for funding.
Organizations that hold community ser-
vice activities are eligible for CSC
funds. But he added that CSC does not
fund philanthropic activities.
ServeltUp is another way, Masters
said, for the CSC to get to know the
organizations it funds. Its members try
to work hand-in-hand with its student
groups to organize projects.
"We don't just hand out money, we
want to work with the groups to make
sure they get a good community service
project with the students' money,"
Masters said.

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The Office of the Vice President for Communications-
is issuing a Call for Entries for a Student Speaker at
Winter Commencement.

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Sunday, December 19, 1999
2:00 p.m.
Crisler Arena

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Please submit entries to:

Michigan Union, Sophia B. Jones
room, 7 p.m.
0 "Orthodox Minyan Pizza Dinner,"
Sponsored by Hillel, Hillel, 1429
Hill St., 8:45 p.m.

www.umich.edu/-info on the
World Wide Web
U Northwalk, 763-WALK, Bursley
Lobby, 8 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.
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