The Michigan Daily - Friday. September 24, 1999 - 3
strikes man in
leg, leaves bruise
A male victim was allegedly hit by a
*iversity bus while at a North
Campus bus stop Wednesday after-
noon, according to Department of
Pudhe Safety reports.
The man said the bus struck him in
the leg, leaving a bruise. The man
denied medical attention.
In two separate instances, patients in
*iversity Hospitals' were found in
possession of marijuana Wednesday
evening, DPS reports state.
One psychiatric patient was found in
possession of a small amount of mari-
juana, DPS reports state. The suspect
was in violation of controlled sub-
In an unrelated incident, a second
patient was found in possession of con-
tIled substances. Officers confiscated
rpeet's marijuana before filing a
stolen from 'U'
A pair of dentures and $151 were
reported stolen from University
Hospitals on Tuesday afternoon,
ording to DPS reports.
here are no suspects in the theft.
stolen from Diag
A fraternity flag hanging in the Diag
was reported missing Monday after-
non, DPS reports state.
The flag was stolen sometime
Sunday, DPS reports state.
Three suspects were cited for noise
violations Monday night on South
Packard Street, DPS reports state.
The suspects received tickets after a
neighbor called to report loud singing
and guitar playing from the porch
around I a.m.
taken from South
A pair of Adidas shoes were reported
stolen from South Quad Residence
Hall on Monday night, DPS reports
DPS officers were called to the
e. There are no suspects in the inci-
A University professor received a
threatening letter in his office at Lorch
Hall on Tuesday afternoon, according
to DPS reports.
The professor filed a report and the
incident is under investigation.
ok bench warrant
Asubject charged with an open alco-
hql violation Wednesday afternoon was
placed in Washtenaw County Jail, DPS
DPS officers found the suspect
hid an outstanding bench warrant
for trespassing and placed him
Prone man driven
An unidentified man was found
lying in an alley behind the Thayer
Street Carport, DPS reports state.
The man was taken to the
University Hospitals' emergency
rooms by Huron Valley Ambulance
.Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Latino/a student population increases
By Jody Simone Kay
Daily Staff Reporter
While debates centering on the benefits of
diversity are heating up on campus, the U.S.
Census Bureau reported dramatic changes in
American minority demographics in the
According to a report released last week,
the Latino/a population has increased more
than 35 percent to 30.3 million people, and
the Asian American population has grown
more than 40 percent, to 10.5 million peo-
Other minority groups, such as Native
American and African American, have also
seen an there numbers increase in relation to
the overall population.
"We're using that information to
thoughtfully think about how we're going
to program," said Lisa Melrpley, a coordi-
nator for Multiethnic Student Affairs.
One event through MESA being discussed
for the Martin Luther King Jr. symposium in
2000 is titled, "The demographics of the new
pluralism: dimensions of change." McIrpley
said such programs make students more aware
of what is going on in the world beyond the
classroom and are important for students' edu-
"We celebrate our culture and who we
are. It impacts the campus because it
broadens our learning experience - what
we get from each other," LSA senior
Meredith Hochman said of Latino/a cam-
pus activities. Hochman is Alianza's co-
chair of public relations.
There has been a slight increase in the num-
bers of Latino/a and Asian Americans entering
the University Law School. In 1990, there were
14 Asian American students and eight Latino/a
students in an entering class of 381. In 1997,
there were 30 Asian American students and 13
"There has been some increase, but I've
only seen an increase in the past two
years," said Nancy Marshall, spokesperson
for the Law School. She said that one can-
not make a conclusion about trends in
enrollment based on just those numbers,
especially since enrollment numbers fluc-
tuate every year.
Some do not agree the demographic change
is reflected at the University.
"It doesn't reflect that the Latino population
is one of the largest growing populations in the
nation," Hochman said in regard to all
"They're changing at a U. S. level, but at the
University level minorities are still underrepre-
sented - on the college level or in the busi-
ness world," said Jennifer Pace, a Kinesiology
Tomas Almaguer, the director of Latino/a
Studies and a sociology and American studies
professor, also said there was a disjuncture
between demographic realities and social real-
"The Latinos still seem to be far behind -
in education and socioeconomic status,"
Almaguer said. He said that one of the reasons
for this may be that most of the Cuban and
Mexican Hispanics coming to the United
States are not coming as middle-class imini-
"I think that it's regretful that given the
increase in populations that we're still so
far behind the times in terms of higher edu-
cation. I think it only hurts society not to
educate all sectors of society when we're
living together and working together,"
"I really think that to be a true leader in soci-
ety, you have to know how to work with all
people," McIrpley said.
Minority Enrollment Figures:
Number of minority students enrolled at the University:
1990 1996 1998
Black 7.1% 8.9% 8.5%
Asian American 7.5% 11.3% 11.7%
Latino/a American 3.2% 4.5% 4.4%
Native American 0.5% 0.7% 0.7%
- courtesy of the University Ne's and Information
Minority enrollment in four-year public schools across
the U.S. Department of Education
The buck stops here
MDent aims to keep
'U' students smiling
Monroe County officials haul out the carcass of a dead buck that crashed
through a window at Lincoln Elementary School in Monroe, Mich.
By Jodie Kaufman
Daily Staff Reporter
University students can keep their
pearly whites intact under the new
MDent Student Dental Plan developed
by the co-operative efforts of the
Michigan Student Assembly and the
School of Dentistry.
"This has been in the pipelines for
awhile, said School of Dentistry
spokesperson Jerry Mastey. "The MSA
contacting us led to the creation of this
MSA Rep. Jen Seamon, a Nursing
senior who helped coordinate the newly
available dental program, said the goal
of this plan is to provide dental care to
students currently using the University
Health Plan and other students who
need dental care.
All international students are
required to have University Health
Insurance, and the new plan will give
them more options in health care.
"Students will have consistent access
to dental care while away from home,
and will be offered anything and more
than a regular dentist could provide'
The plan is offered to all students
regardless of full- or part-time status.
Dependent family members and spous-
es of University students are also eligi-
The plan costs $130 and guarantees
coverage through Aug. 23.
There are no interest rates or co-pay-
ments, just a one-time fee.
Two cleanings, oral examinations,
fluoride treatment and sealants, oral
hygiene instructions, x-rays, three silver
fillings and emergency care are all
included in the plan.
"We are hoping to get as many stu-
dents as possible involved in the plan,"
The School of Dentistry is also reap-
ing benefits from the newly activated
"While providing quality care to
patients, the dental students are literally
getting hands-on experience under the
supervision of experienced faculty,"
"It is a win-win situation for
everyone: students get quality care,
dental students get practice," Mastey
LSA first-year student Al Chin is
already enrolled on the MDent plan. "I
think it is good practice for grads, so I
Dave Huppert, an LSA junior, said
he is curious about the plan.
"I'd be interested in this plan, it
sounds like a good deal, no co-pay-
ments, convenient on campus location,
but I don't want to be a lab rat"
"I have confidence that the
University will put qualified people on
the job, butI do not want to be the first
one," Huppert added.
Other students arrived on camp s
with their own dental plans.:
"I have my own plan through my
parents, so I probably won't use it,"
said LSA first-year student
"It is a win-win situation for
everyone: students get quality care,
dental students get practice."
- Jerry Mastey
School of Dentistry spokesperson,
By Karolyn Kokko
For the Daily
Students low on cash can still find
musical entertainment - if they take
advantage of the University Musical
Society's Student Half-Price Ticket Sale.
"We have classic, symphonic, choral,
jazz, world dance and music, contem-
porary or modern dance, dance theater
and opera," said Aubry Alter, UMS
The concert ticket sale will be held
tomorrow at Hill Auditorium from 9
a.m. to noon, but organizers recom-
mended interested ticket-buyers arrive
early because the tickets sell quickly.
"I like classic music, and I wouldn't
mind getting tickets half off," LSA
junior Deepak Dashairya said.
Discount ticket prices range from $5
to $35 a seat.
Last year, 6,000 tickets were sold and
as a result students saved about $71,000
on the cost of concerts, UMS officials
"This is a great opportunity for stu-
dents to take advantage of concerts
coming to this, campus," said Meighan
Denomme, Michigan Union Ticket
Office Box Office coordinator.
Students don't even need to bring
money, just their University identifica-
In previous years, students have
camped out to ensure themselves a
good pot in line because tickets are
reserved in a first come, first served
Students purchasing tickets are asked
to fill out a form to select the concerts
they want to attend. Each student can
purchase tickets foras many concerts as
they wish, but can only buya maximum
of two tickets for each concert.
Forms are processed in the order of
the waiting line and will be ready
Wednesday, Oct. 6 at the Burton
The next concert students can pur-
chase tickets for is Sept. 30 and will
feature Laurie Anderson with Songs
and Stories from Moby Dick. Other
upcoming shows include The
Chieftains, Paco de Lucia, Yo-Yo Ma
and the Harlem Nutcracker.
Students who cannot attend the sale
but want to purchase discount tickets,
can buy them on the day of the concert
for a $10 per seat.
But there is no guarantee that tickets
will be available on the day of a concert.
In addition to purchasing half-price
tickets, students will also be able to pur-
chase discount subscriptions to the 10
concert Choral Union Series, which
includes the Detroit Symphony
Orchestra, along with the Arts Series,
an eight concert series. Prices range
from $78 to $88 for these concerts.
The UMS plans to hold a second
half-price sale Jan. 8.
All concerts are subject to change.
Contact the UMS Box Office at 734-
764-2538for more information.
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