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September 14, 2000
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Atof stu dent fairs
By Lisa Koivu Bollinger, Provost Nancy Cantor and other
Daily Staff Reporter administrators, faculty, students and staff. After
the candidates have been extensively interviewed,
Yesterday the University released the names of the search committee will present its recommen-
four finalists for the position of vice president for dations to Bollinger, who makes the final deci-
student affairs. sion.
A search committee formedm. According to the job descrip-
shortly after Vice President for Stu- The Finalists tion, the position of vice presi-
dent Affairs Maureen Hartford, who dent for student affairs includes
resigned in June 1999. I E. Royster Harper, gaining an "understanding of
E. Royster Harper has been serv- University of Michigan student issues."
ing as interim-vice president for stu- The vice president is responsible
dent affairs since Hartford's 0 Javier Cevallos, for a staff of 1,300 people, oversees
departure and is one of the finalists University of the University's residence halls,
for the position. Prior to serving as Massachusetts dining rooms and commons areas
the interim, Harper was the associ- and has a budget of $120 million.
ate vice president for student affairs C John Ford,. As the vice president for student
at the University from 1991-99. Cornell University affairs works with all student orga-
Also making the cut for the posi- nizations on campus, the individual
tion are F. Javier Cevallos, vice U Charles Schroder, hired must be "well versed in the
chancellor for student affairs at the University of Missouri - strengths and weaknesses of the
University of Massachusetts- C.,umbavarious organizational and business
Amherst; John Ford, the Robert W and E izabeth models current among premier research universi-
C. Staley dean of students at Cornell University; ties for delivering student programs and ser-
and Charles Schroeder, vice chancellor for stu- vices.'
dent affairs at the University of Missouri-Colum- Harper has been a part of the University corn-
bia. munity'since 1978, when she was hired as an
Before the end of the month, each candidate academic counselor. She holds a bachelor's and a
will meet with University President Lee See CANDIDATES, Page 7A
Engineering senior James Loomis talks to University Utilities and Maintenance employee David Anderson about the University Solar Car Team
during the Energy Fest on the Diag yesterday.
earfeoa res ener* P-ure
By Michelle Poniewozik
Daily Staff Reporter
Featuring the University's sleek maize and
blue solar car on the Diag, Energy Fest
encouraged students yesterday to celebrate as
well as conserve the countless varieties of
*nergy resources available in today's high-
In addition to the solar car, a sun-powered
radio and light demonstrated the usefulness of
alternative energy sources, which can also
power highway message boards, flashing traf-
fic alerts and emergency telephones for
motorists to report accidents.
Instead of traditional electric power sup-
plies, solar panels are connected to the
signs and attached to the telephones. The
solar panels soak in energy from the sun,
which is then stored and used to operate the
machines in a more economical and conve-
nient fashion, said Detroit Edison engineer
Robert Pratt, whose home computer runs
on solar cells. "This is a very solid environ-
menital campus with a lot of interest in ecolo-
gy and reusing energy," Pratt said.
The third annual Energy Fest was cospon-
sored by the Utilities and Maintenance Ser-
vices Department and the School of Natural
Resources and the Environment's Center for
"We try to show what can be done
See FAIR, Page 8A
By Ahmed Hamid
Daily Staff Reporter
United Airlines and Northwest Air-
lines have announced their Fall 2000
airfare sale - ticket prices will be
duced by 30 percent to 65 percent.
Other major U.S. airlines, including
American Airlines, Continental and
Delta are set to match the move.
In an announcement earlier this
*eek, Northwest said it has cut fares
for domestic and select internatiosal
routes by as much as 65 percent, while
United is offering fares 30 percent to
50 percent lower than normal seven to
14-day advance purchase prices. Unit-
ed customers receive an additional 5
percent off if they book their ticket
LSA senior Halie Herrick said that
e new fares are beneficial, but she
nows of lower fares to New York than
both United and Northwest are offering.
"There are other airlines, like Spirit
Airlines, that offer cheaper rates from
Detroit to New York. I could travel to
New York La Guardia airport for $120
if I wanted to."
Northwest quoted a Detroit to Boston
flight at $198 roundtrip, down from the
summer fare of $402 and Detroit to
New York is $198 roundtrip. On United,
New York-London roundtrip costs
228 and San Francisco to Shanghai
round trip is $618.
LSA sophomore Mike Gallerstein
said he did not think the price cuts were
too impressive. "$198 to New York is
decent and $228 to London is normal. I
find prices like that when I normally
purchase tickets." he said.
He said he was disenchanted with
is experiences flying Northwest and
id that lower fares would not lure
him. Gallerstien said he has experi-
enced'lengthy delays when flying
To receive the latest discounts for
United or Northwest, purchases must
be completed by September 22.
These discounts follow recent
increases in airfares.
Last week several U.S. airlines,
including Nortlhwest and United,
d ded $20 to their ticket prices to
commodate the rising costs of jet
See FARES, Page 8A
A little night music
Flooded residences call
up issues of tenants' rights
By Caitlin Nish company they use for their car and to inquire about gettir
Daily Staff Reporter a good rate on renter's insurance. It usually costs on
This week leaky roofs and flooded basements reminded
some students of the importance of tenants' rights in off-
Off-campus Housing Adviser and Mediator Amy Starr
stressed that tenants should express their property concerns
"We advise them to make their concerns known and to
also make known what the damages are, the extent of the
damages and what needs to be done about them in writing,"
She said that while the landlord is responsible to fix dam-
ages to the property, landlords are not responsible for
replacing or compensating for damaged personal property.
"We encourage people to contact the same insurance
around $10 a month," Starr said.
If there are damages to the property itself, Starr advised
students to keep a log of all the problems with their proper-
ty and of all their correspondence with their landlord in case
disputes arise later.
"Even if you put in a work order request, make a note of
it and keep a log of your correspondence so if you ever need
to go back, you can show evidence that you did make the
call," Starr said.
Doug Lewis, director of Student Legal Services, also
advised to keep a log but to follow up all calls to landlords
with written letters.
"We generally suggest any tenant who hasa problem doc-
ument it, phone first and then confirm it with a letter later,"
See LANDLORDS, Page 2A
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LSA senior Leor Barak (with guitar) and LSA freshman Nate Whetsell pe rrm in
an impromptu jam session on Barak's porch last night.
By Hanna LoPatin
Daily Staff Reporter
There is a newly popular anti-binge
drinking campaign hitting campuses:
"Everybody is not doing it."
The Social Norms Media Campaign
was first successfully impleimented at
Northern Illinois University in the
1989-90 academic year. In
nine years, NIU's binge
drinking has gone down 44
The program, which several
Michigan universities are now
using, centers on promotingA
the number of responsible
drinkers that exist on college
By using statistics, it
challenges the commonly held per-
ception that most students are binge
"If the perception is that everyone is
doing it, then everyone will do it," said
Mary Jo Desprez, health education
coordinator at E'astern Michigan Uni-
versity, which recently brought the
program to campus.
Desprcz said in a recent [MU sur-
vey 9% percent of students assumed
thsat 96 perce nt of students drink.
Through posters, screen sayers, mes-
sages on dining menus, newspaper ads
By Rachel Green
Daily Staff Reporter
and stickers on condoms, the school
publicizes that 30 percent of their stu-
dents .choose not to drink at all.
"So many people belie ve that binge
drinking is a rite of passage for college
students," Desprez said.
Michigan State University has been
employing the Social Norms Media
Campaign for a year. They have yet to
analyze the data, but the out-
look seems promising, said
Jasmine Greenamyer, lead
health educator with Alcohol
and Other Drugs at Olin
Greenamyer echoed the
sentiments of her colleagues
at EMU saying, "High-risk
drinking is not the norm.
(MSU wants) to combat that
Greenamyer said that MSU was
considering expanding the social
norms idea into other areas such as
sexuality and physical abuse.
Michael Haines, coordinator of
Health Enhancement Services for Uni-
versity Health Service at NIU and
director of th; National Social Norm
Resource Center, said he is not sur-
prised there is an interest in themethod
he championed 10 years ago. "It takes a
long while for something to catch
See DRINKING, Page 7A
The death of a University employee who was struck by
a campus bus while crossing the street Monday near the
Medical School has raised concern over pedestrian safety
in Ann Arbor.
The Ann Arbor Police Department is still investigating
whether Janis Marchyok was in the marked crosswalk at
the time of the accident, but meanwhile officials warn
students and residents to use common sense when scurry-
ing across crowded intersections.
AAPD Sgt. Michael Logghe said that although jay-
walking is not illegal, there are numerous traffic code
provisions that officers can cite if they see dangerous
According to the city code, pedestrians can walk
against the traffic signal or on areas not designated as
crosswalks, provided they do not interfere with oncoming
"Obviously we ask people to use common sense when
crossing the street, especially students late at night. Often
times they are coming home late from the library. Some-
times students may be intoxicated," he said.
Logghe also stressed that pedestrians should consider
weather conditions when walking. Marchyok's death
occurred during a period of heavy rainfall.
Department of Public Safety Lt. Robert Neumann said
the University's ordinance on jaywalking is similar to that
of the city but it also includes bicycles as a form of
"People are very often - both drivers and pedestrians
-- preoccupied," Neumann said. "Very rarely do we have
a serious injury accident, but it does happen."
See TRAFFIC, Page 7A
LSA junior Chrissy Lopez jaywalks across State Street
7 -Low 57.
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acorn judge Ies to e job
District Judge Susan Chrzanowski tries to save her job
in the wake of a scandal that landed her lover, accused
of killing his pregnant wife, in prison. PAGE 3A.
Bringing up babies
A recent SNRE graduate learns how
hard life can be trying to maintain a
relationship with his boyfriend, twin
sons and estranged wife. PAGE 1B.
Justin Fargas returns home after a
year away from footbali when
Michigan football plays UCLA
Saturday. PAGE 9A.