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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 13, 2000 - 3

'HIGHER ED
Students protest
vivisections at
-olorado U.
Protesters lined up outside the Uni-
"v'rsity of Colorado medical school
" ait week in the latest demonstration
against the school's use of dogs to
feach first-year students about basic
physiology. Students vivisect and kill
the dogs for study.
,While last week's protest brought
aibout 20 people, more than 200
dehonstrators gathered for a candle-
*ht vigil in March. Opponents of the
"dog labs" claim the procedures are
cruel, unnecessary and that alterna-
tives are just as helpful. CU medical
ifficials have countered that the live
animal testing provides valuable expe-
-rience for medical students and alter-
natives such as computer models are
not as effective.
\ record high of 30 out of 130 first-
ar medical students opted out of the
ocedure last March, citing moral or
religious reasons. The medical school
-has not announced whether it will
continue the vivisections this year.
Assault suspect
turns self into
police for reward
The Washington State University
'eek system raised Sl,500 in one
,4>ur to help find a suspect who
'allegedly injured a local police officer
near campus.
The suspect turned himself in the
da9 after the alleged fight and after the
feward was announced. Fraternity and
s6rority members said they con-
tributed their money so freely because
the plice officer, Carew Halleck, reg-
ularly patrolled the campus area and
*s part of efforts to improve rela-
tions between university administra-
tors, police, and residents of Pullman.
The collected money was returned
to the Greek system.
Man enters Duke
president's office
with loaded gun
n armed man entered the oflice of
eDuke University president last
week and threatened to kill himself.
Carrying a loaded .32-caliber revolver,
thegunman demanded to speak with
President Nan Keohane, but she was
'affcampus at the time. The man
allegedly held three people hostage.
University police officers arrived and
Ot'dered the gunman to drop his
weapon. He refused and they sprayed
1 face with pepper spray and tackled
-him. No one was injured. The armed
intruder worked for Duke Medical Cen-
ter's hematology lab in 1995 and
recently lived in an area homeless cen-
te. Officers said the intruder would be
'charged with three counts of second
degree kidnapping, one count of having
a weapon on campus and trespassing.
McGill newspaper
(rced out over
ate stalemate
a ie student newspaper at McGill
ts'wrsity in Montreal has been evicted
fron its offices by the university's stu-

dent government.
The Students' Society of McGill
University said renovations were
necessary to the building for student
essibility, including some space
- lly held by The McGill Daily.
R e newspaper's offices were
a-cently locked down. Lawyers from
both sides have haggled over
whether the newspaper's lease has
actually ended.
Jaimie Kirzner-Roberts, a McGill
Daily news editor claims SSMG
was using its power to eliminate
free speech because student gov-
ernment members were unhappy
hcertain coverage. SSMG pres-
,#Cnt Wojtek Baraniak said the
newspaper did not need all of the
space and denied the organization
"-t/a exacting revenge against the
newspaper.
ComIpiled fiom U- Wire rej)orts hr
DuiN SttaffReporter Robert Gold.

EMU profs likely to accept new contract

By Robert Gold
Daily Staff Reporter
YPSILANTI - The faculty union at East-
ern Michigan University shared its new tenta-
tive contract with its general membership
yesterday, and all signs point to it being
approved in two weeks.
Philip Arrington, spokesman for the Amer-
ican Association of University Professors,
the faculty's union, said most professors at
the meeting accepted the agreement with the
Eastern Michigan administration.
"We hope the package was good enough,"
for the faculty, Arrington said. "And I think it
is."
The new contract was reached after more
than 30 hours of weekend negotiations
between the administration and the AAUP,
which represents full time faculty. A profes-
sor strike began Sept. 5 after the AAUP,
which represents Eastern Michigan's 687

full-time faculty, walked away from original
talks. The strike ended early Monday morn-
ing. Sides disagreed on issues including con-
trol over Internet classes, teacher work load
and salary raises.
Arrington said both sides compromised,
but the union was satisfied most with provi-
sions concerning salary increases, expanded
faculty control over Internet classes and a
written statement that the university will not
replace full time faculty with part timers "in
the absence of a change in circumstances."
During the strike, the AAUP was con-
cerned-that teaching slots would eventually
be filled by part time lecturers. Eastern
Michigan administrators said it does not con-
sider that part of future plans.
The administration originally offered a
salary increase of 6 percent the first year and
5 percent throughout the following three
years.
Arrington said the union rejected this pro-

"We hope the package was good enough .. And I
think it is"
- Philip Arrington
American Association of University Professors spokesman

posal because it was partially tied to the fac-
ulty accepting one health care plan.
The final agreement states that faculty will
receive nearly 20 percent salary increases
throughout four years and $1,000 in the third
year of the contract if they sign up for the
health care plan.
The union's proposal to let faculty evaluate
deans from their respective colleges was not
successful.
The AAUP also failed to decrease the
workload of Nursing School faculty, Arring-
ton said. He added that the union plans on

pursuing this issue further, but not with this
contract.
The union's executive committee and bar-
gaining team also unanimously approved the
agreement, Arrington said.
An official contract should be completed
in about one week, he said. The AAUP will
vote seven days after this to formally approve
the contract.
The contract must eventually be approved
by the Eastern Michigan Board of Trustees.
Eastern Michigan officials were not avail-
able for comment yesterday.

Color my world

MSA votes out two chairs

By Michelle Poniewozik
For the Daily

The Michigan Student Assembly
started its academic year with the
departure of two of its members.
Last night at the Michigan Union,
the assembly debated whether or not to
approve two new chairs to the Minori-
ty Affairs Commission, after commis-
sion members selected LSA seniors
Isa Kasoga and Liza Rios for the posi-
tions in April.
Before the heated discussions
caught fire, Michael Masters, chair of
the community service committee
said, "I ask you all to work with every-
body. We have the possibility to make
a big difference on campus. We may
not be unified, at least totally, but we
can work together to benefit the stu-
dents."
Normally, MAC works as a separate
entity from MSA and votes and
approves its own chairs.
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Yet, the question was raised as to
what constituted MAC, and whether
former co-chairs Erika Dowdell and
Erin Gilbert had done enough to publi-
cize the events and meetings of the
commission.
"This does not happen in other com-
mittees or commissions. Let's have a
table and let a legitimate MAC meet-
ing occur," Dowdell said in response
to the meeting that was held last spring
when Kasoga and Rios were elected.
After numerous arguments both in
favor and against tabling a motion that
would have given MAC another
chance to vote on its representatives,
the assembly approved Kasoga and
Rios.
"(MAC) has no mission statement,
no structure and no means of commu-
nity access," Students of Color Coali-
tion member Jujuan Buford said
during constituents' time. "The organi-
zation needs to be equitable. It must
have a purpose, structure and demand

proof of impeccable records."
"It's unfortunate the decision came
to this," Kasoga said. "We want to
move forward and serve in the interest
of the minority community and the
University."
With Kasoga and Rios taking over
as the heads of MAC, Dowdell and
Gilbert lost their spots on the assem-
bly, since they were voted on as mem-
ber by MAC.
"The decision was very unfortunate,
but I'm going to move on to what the
important issues are, which is defend-
ing the affirmative action," Dowdell
said. "The assembly has a very big
obligation to be the leading student
government in the nation."
"I think the result was positive.
Isa and I are excited. We want to do
a lot for the community and have
regular meetings with the communi-
ty," Rios said. "We haven't done any-
thing yet because we just got
approval"

PETER CORNUE/Daly
LSA freshmen Katie Powell and Alex Altman color each other's hair outside
South Quad yesterday. Katie is going for the "Sparkling Amber" look, while
Alex opted for "Almond Creme."
Michigan Theater
to kck off Blues
and Jazz Festival

By Lisa Hoffman
Daily Staff Reporter

The Michigan Theater will wel-
come audiences through its newly
remodeled entrance this Friday to
kick off the Ann Arbor Blues and
Jazz Festival in a concert featuring
Erma Thompson and Ruth Brown.
Construction on the front
vestibule and facade began in May
as part of the theater's S6.2 million
summer remodeling to restore the
building's original design.
After 15 years of refurbishments,
including the addition of the movie
screening room, installation of a
new heating and cooling system
and work on the Grand Foyer and
the auditorium, the theater has been
restored to resemble the building to
its original 1928 appearance. Work
on the balcony and stage is sched-
uled for next year.
After being abandoned in 1979,
the theater began operating as a
nonprofit organization, and S13.1
million has been raised since 1986
to preserve the building.
Russ Collins, executive director
of the theater, said he attributes the
fundraising success to the "ability
and leadership" of Ron Weiser, the
volunteer chair of fundraising for
the theater.
"The town's terrific support for
the arts and specifically the theater
also played a large role," Collins
said. "Neil Construction has done a
wonderful job and contributed part
of their fee to the theater."

Patrons of the Red Hawk Bar and
Grill on South State Street also
contribute to the theater every time
they order a Fundraiser sandwich.
The restaurant donates a dollar of
the S7.75 cost of the bavarian ham-
and-turkey sandwich to the theatre.
Students also noticed the con-
struction that now blocks the area
around 603 E. Liberty, but many
don't find it to be much trouble.
"I think it's good. With all the
tradition being thrown off campus,
money needs to be spent to keep
the past," LSA senior Dan Levine
said.
Matthew Nagle and David Hong,
also LSA seniors, agreed.
"The construction is only a minor
inconvenience," Hong said. "The
theater is a historical contribution
to the community life, and it's
important to restore the history of
Ann Arbor rather than replace it
with corporate buildings."
Collins says he hopes students
will find the theater appealing.
"We have a huge number of films
this year along with many rock and
roll events," he said.
The Ann Arbor Symphony also
resides at the Michigan Theater, as
well as University a cappella
groups including 58 Greene and
Amazin' Blue.
"It's a beautiful, old-fashioned
theater that is amazing to play on,
and something that deserves to be
preserved," Music sophomore
Rachel Parker said.

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ARTHURANDER:SEN
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economy. Come to our Information Session or visit
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October 2, 2000
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