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'CRIME

The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 31, 2000 - 3
LOCAL/STATE
SACUA discusses athlete class scheduling

Man riding bike
assaults woman
on Washtenaw
An unidentified man assaulted a
woman walking down Washtenaw
Avenue on the morning of Oct. 17.
The man was riding a three-speed red
bicycle and struck the woman with his
hand as he passed her, knocking her to
the ground, according to Department
of Public Safety reports.
DPS referred the matter to the Ann
Arbor Police Department.
Student suspected
in taking equipment
A student failed to return $2,349
worth of University electronic equip-
ment he signed for a class he was
taking Friday, according to DPS
reports.
fhe student left two cellulai phone
numbers when signing out the equip-
ment, but when he student did not
return phone calls, University staff
investigated further and determined
that the ma, was not a student.
The instructor of the class used to
sign out the materials claimed to have
never heard of the man. University
employees eventually contacted the man,
who refused to return the equipment.
$900 stolen from
South Quad front
desk Friday
About $900 was stolen from the
South Quad Residence Hall front desk
Friday afternoon, according to DPS
reports. DPS did not report having any
suspects in the incident.
Resident injured in
pumpkin carving
A woman at Martha Cook Resi-
dence Hall cut herself while carving
a pumpkin Friday night, according to
DPS reports. The woman was taken
to the University Hospitals emergency
room.
Report of damage,
cereal spilled in
oom fraudulent
A student living in Couzens Res-
idence Hall claimed posters were
taken off his wall and cereal was
poured on his bed early Saturday
morning, according to t)PS reports.
Officers found the incident to be
unfounded.
Hit and run driver
trikes on street
A hit-and-run traffic accident
occurred in front of the Student Pub-
lications building early Sunday morn-
ing, according to DPS reports The
suspect's vehicle was last seen head-
ing south on Maynard Street.
Attempted arson
reported in Grad
A book in the Harlan Hatcher
Graduate Library stacks received
damage to its cover after an appar-
ent attempt to set the book on fire
Sunday evening, according to DPS
reports. There was no other damage
and DPS did not report having any
sispects in the incident.
Bike tire bent at

Wrieze Building
The rear tire of a bike left in a rack
at the Frieze Building was removed
And bent Friday morning, according
to. DPS reports. DPS did not report
having any suspects in then incident.
Weekend drinking
lands 2 in hospital
Two intoxicated students were taken
University Hospitals emergency
Room early Sunday morning, accord-
ig to DPS reports.
One student was taken from Mary
Markley Residence Hall, the other
from South Quad Residence Hall.
- Compiled by Daily StaffReporter
David Enders.

By Lisa Hoffman
Daily Staff Reporter
Athletic Director Bill Martin said when he
asked 15 student athletes, "If you had a magic
wand and could change one thing in your
student-athlete life, what would it be?" they
answered unanimously - class registration
processes.
Each academic term, Martin said student ath-
letes encounter the dilemma of working a class
schedule around team practices.
Senate Advisory Committee on University
Affairs members added that all University stu-
dents have difficulty fitting classes around jobs,
activities and other obligations.
Martin said one of his top priorities for helping
student athletes is to'make scheduling and regis-
tering for classes easier.
Martin discussed the political and economic
issues involved with modifications to the regis-
tration processes for athletes with faculty mem-

bers during yesterday's SACUA meeting.
"If (student athletes) don't take classes from 8
a.m. to 12 p.m., (they're) in bad shape," SACUA
member Prof. Don Deskins said.
Martin said student athletes have to schedule
classes around an average of 40 hours of sports-
related activities per week, volunteer commit-
ments and travel days.
SACUA member Prof. Rudi Lindner said stu-
dent athletes are not alone in balancing academic
and other activities.
"There are students who aren't available for
many hours because they must work to go to
school here," Lindner said. "They are limited
because of pure need."
Further reducing course flexibility, the Univer-
sity has cut the number of course offerings in
some units.
Engineering Prof. Bruce Karnopp, a SACUA
member, said more recently at the College of
Engineering "we've cut down on the number
of sections and have classes of 250 people," he

said. "A course exists for the faculty, not the stu-
dents."
Martin said in 1998 some of the most popular
LSA 100 and 200 level courses, including Eng-
lish 125 and Psychology Ill, were not available
to 59 percent to 85 percent of student athletes
because of conflicts with the offered times.
But some SACUA members said that most
obstacles in scheduling can be overcome.
"There is no such word as 'can't,"' Karnopp
said. "You can do anything you want," thanks to
the University's very active drop/add period.
Students need to be proactive and persistent to get
into a section that works for them, Lindner said.
"I advise students that a course is closed when
you go to a professor's house, lay down in the
driveway and the car doesn't stop," Linder said.
Deskins said he recommends that students send
professors an e-mail weeks before registering for
the class to show interest.
"It becomes a political issue and a very
sensitive issue," Karnopp said. "It can be

done and it is done, but politics make it
very difficult," in response to SACUA Vice-
Chairman Mojtaba Navvab's recommenda-
tion to place a cap on the most popular
sections of classes.
The cap would make classes appear closed on the
listings, though a few spots would remain open.
"It compounds our costs to pay for Spring/
Summer terms or fifth-year terms," Martin
said, explaining that the Athletic Department
wrote a $9 million check to cover this year's
athletic financial aid costs to the University.
Ideally, financial aid costs would decrease
with improvements to the registration system,
allowing scholar-athletes to take the classes
they need. This would also help the athletic
department manage this year's $5 million
defecit, which has increased by 52 percent
over the past five years.
Martin also discussed the inevitable raise in
football ticket prices to help bring up the defi-
cit.

Class of '01 to battle MSU
for senior gift donations

By Laura Deneau
Daily Staff Reporter

For the first time, the Office
Vice President for Development
is holding a contest this year be
seniors at the University and Mi
State University in an attempt
more students to contribute to
class gifts.
The Senior Class Chal
announced at the Michigan-Mi
State football game on Oct. 21,
$1,000 reward that will go to th
eral scholarship fund of the wi
school.
The prize money was donated
contest by each schools' credit1
which are also giving money t(
purchase T-shirts and gifts for st
who pledge.
"The great tradition of a
support makes a big differen
helping to underwrite many
grams at the University," said
ana Brown, executive direct
annual giving and advancemer
vices, who came up with the
for the contest.
Students can make pledges c
at www.sentiorclassgi/t.org.
Brown said in the past about 3
cent of the senior class have
535,000 to $40,000 each year.
dollars have benefited enrichmen
projects including the Unive
solar car team.
The deadline for contest+
tions is March 31, when the w
will be announced. Winner
determined by the base perce
'An gels'

participants, rather than the amount
donated, due to the unequal number "Because there is such
of students in the schools' senior
of the classes. a rivaly, we're hying to
office "It's similar to the Blood
tween Battle," said Leigh Sanderson, a use that... and raise
chigan development officer at Telefund, a
to get University fundraising operation. money for our schools."
senior "It's another healthy competition.
Because there is such a rivalry, - Leigh Sanderson
lenge, we're trying to use that compe- Telefund
chigan tition and raise money for our
has a schools." senior development officer.
e gen- Money collected for the contest The gift will redirect .some campus
inning will be allocated among the different allure traditionally associated with
schools that donating students Central Campus to North Campus, said
to the attended. Mike Miller, University of Michigan
union, Students can specify what area of the Engineering Council Class of 2001
o help University they want their money to president.
udents benefit. While seniors will commit to their
"If a student wants their money to donations this winter and spring,
lumni go to a specific department they can they will not be expected to give
ice in specify," Sanderson said. their money until next fall, when
pro- The Engineering class of 2000 they've had a chance to join the work
I Juli- expressed a specific desire last year force;
or for to give the College of Engineering a "We understand that students are
nt ser- block M' for the North Campus Diag. not going to give us huge amounts
idea That project was later approved by of money," Brown said. "But we're
Engineering Dean Steven Director. trying to get more students
online The block 'M,' scheduled to be involved."
installed this summer, will be similar To achieve their goal, the devel-
0 per- to the block 'M' in the Central opment office will be working this
raised Campus Diag, donated by the Class year to develop a standing commit-
Those of 1937. tee to coordinate the senior project,
it fund The gift is part of a University-wide drawing student leaders from vari-
rsity's effort to combine the North and Cen- ous groups throughout the Univer-
tral campuses and improve the under- sity.
dona- graduate experience. The committee will be modeled
inner "The millennium class wanted to after Michigan State's Senior Class
s are, leave something specific," said Mar- Council that deals with activities like
ent of garet Fisher, College of Engineering senior gifts.
]patrol Detroitstreets to

ALEX WOLK/Daily
Sociology Prof. Mayer Zald speaks yesterday at the Rackham Amphitheatre
where he accepted the Distinguished Senior Faculty award.
'U' awardsp
with shed'
senior fac oo

By Johanna Wetmore
Daly Staff Reporter
Nearly 50 years after entering
the University as an LSA soph-
omore, University Prof. Mayer
Zald became the 23rd recipient of
the Distinguished Senior Faculty
Award.
The multi-talented professor of
sociology, Social Work and Busi-
ness Administration, spoke last
night at the Rackham Amphithe-
atre on collective protest within
organizations in a lecture titled
"Collective Actions and Protest
in Organizations: History of an
Idea."
The award rounds out Zald's
academic career devoted to study-
ing complex organizations, social
welfare and social movements.
"We live in a society of organi-
zation. All social trends of modern
life implicate organization," Zald
said in his speech.
Zald presented scenarios of cor-
porate coup d'etat as examples of
protest within an organization. He
referred to the recent ousting of
the president of the RCA corpo-
ration during a reorganization of
the vice presidents. The former
president was on his honeymoon
when the upheaval took place.
"The moral of the .story is don't
go on your honeymoon if your
business isn't doing well," Zald
said.
Zald, who described the award

as a "great honor" said his experi-
ence as a student at the University
was helpful in his work on com-
plex organizations. "I was very
involved in political activities as
an under grad and it helped me to
think of the broader processes,"
Zald said.
Faculty members on the LSA
executive committee nominated
and elected Zald to receive the
award. LSA Dean Shirley
Neuman, chair of the executive
committee, introduced Zald and
later said, "He's a wonderful fac-
ulty member, very well learned."
The Distinguished Senior Fac-
ulty Lectures began in 1978 and
the award rotates among the
humanities, social and natural sci-
ences. Honored faculty members
are "selected to speak on the state
and future of their discipline or to
reflect on their individual growth
and experience in scholarship,"
Neuman said.
Sociology Prof. Howard
Kimeldorf, also introduced Zald,
praising his "scholarly integrity
and way of thinking about social
movements within organiza-
tions."
"He's one of the most gener-
ous colleagues I've ever worked
with," Kimeldorf said.
Zald, who joined the Univer-
sity faculty in 1977, said his ties
to the University run deep.
"My life has always been with
Michigan," lie said.

curb 'Devil's Night' violence

DETROIT (AP) - Thousands of volunteers and
workers patrolled the streets here yesterday in an effo
keep the city safe from Halloween-eve arsons.
About30,000people began patrolling neighborhoods Sur
night. An Angels' Night coordinator said that was the nui
needed to keep the number of arson fires down this year.
In 1994, Mayor Dennis Archer's first year in office, t
were 354 fires during the Halloween period. Last year,
fires were reported on Halloween and the preceding n
which is called Angels' Night. About 65 fires are repo
during a typical 24-hour period.
Yesterday, a two-alann fire that broke out about 5l
burned part of an abandoned apartment building on the c
east side, fire officials said. About 40 firefighters respor
and were able to contain the fire. The cause was unknowr
Volunteers have been asked to keep their eyes and earsc
especially around the city's abandoned structures, which G
Oliver, an assistant to Archer, said numbered in the thousan
"This is a really important night. I was here last year,
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city was so impressed that the community is taking back their
rt to streets," said U.S. Rep. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) who
was in Detroit yesterday.
nday The Detroit police enforced an emergency curfew for
uber children under the age of 17 that began at 6 p.m. last night
and ended at 6 a.m. today, Oliver said.
here "The police are going to have a zero tolerance policy that
123 they will be enforcing," he said.
ight, "That means if your child is on the street, if the police
orted see them out on the street after 6 o'clock, they are going to
pick them up."
p.m. A team of federal, state and local law enforcement offi-
ity's cers from Detroit and surrounding communities have vol-
nded unteered to patrol and quickly respond to fires, Oliver said.
n. Archer also was expected to be patrolling on last night.
open "The mayor is going to be out and about, criss-crossing
lenn the city tonight. He'll have his yellow light perched on
ids. top of his car," said Archer spokesman Greg Bowens. "So
and hopefully it will an uneventful night."
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