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R I M E
ennies in lock
xit from room
A student living in South Quad
esidence Hall was unable to leave
heir room Friday morning after pen-
ies were placed in the lock of the
oom's door, according to DPS
DPS did not report having any sus-
ects in the incident.
Three students in Fletcher Hall
eceived minor in possession of alco-
sol citations early Saturday morning,
ccording to DPS reports. The sus-
ects were cited and released.
esults in injuries
patient at the University Hospi-
a s assaulted another patient Thurs-
ay morning, accordjng to DPS
eports. The patients had been previ-
usly engaged in an argument, and the
xtent of the injuries was unreported.
outh Quad cook
ets off fire alarm
A cook at the South Quad Resi-
ce Hall snack bar set off a fire
]arm after turning on a deep fryer
rior to filling it with oil, DPS reports
tate. When the cook poured oil into
he hot fryer, the smoke alarm went
eep hole missing
student living South Quad Rest-
ce Hall reported the peep hole from
is door stolen and the lock damaged
aturday afternoon, according to DPS
ports. The complainant said he nor-
sally leaves his room unlocked, but did
ot believe the thief entered the room.
e suspected one of his hallmates may
ave stolen the peephole.
m South Quad
A moped parked outside of South
uad Residence Hall was stolen Sun-
ay evening, according to DPS
-ports. DPS has no suspects.
2 students taken
o, hospital; 2 more
PS served two minor in possession
falcohol charges at Mary Markley
esidence Hall on Sunday morning,
:cording to reports. A female who was
aught drinking in the building and an
itoxicated male who was arrested and
eld until his blood alcohol level was
,low the legal limit.
Two females were also taken to Uni-
ersity Hospitals emergency rooms
om Stockwell and Alice Lloyd Resi-
e Haills, respectively, because of
erous levels of intoxication.
U' bus collides
A University bus and another velii-
e were involved in an accident Sat-
-day evening on Observatory Street
tside Alice Lloyd Residence Hall,
cording to BPS reports.t
* injuries were reported.
/ledication, cell '
A cellular phone was stolen from 1
tubman Health Care Center on C
Thursday, according to DPS
Medication was stolen form a
ubman refrigerator on Friday torn-
maccording to DPS reports. DPS j
ot report having any suspects in t
her case. i
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David Enders. f
Expert discusses the effects of hazing
By Carrie Thorson
Daily Staff Reporter
"You can get over embarrassment, you can get
over being expelled, but you can never, ever, ever
get over a death."
These words shocked the audience in Rackham
Auditorium last night into complete silence as haz-
ing expert Henry Nuwer spoke. Nuwer, a journal-
ism professor at the University of Richmond and
the University of Indiana, was cautious and solemn
from the start of his speech. He said the last time
he lectured to a college audience - at Chico State
University in California - a hazing death occurred
eight days later on Oct. 6.
Nuwer's speech focused on hazing-related
"I'm not interested in the pledge pins or the little
things, but it's the deaths that matter," he said.
Nuwer answered the question of why people
endure hazing rituals.
"Hazing is about power and status," Nuwer said.
"You as a pledge want power, want status and are
willing to give it up for a semester because you
want to join this group of people you think are top-
This willingness to give up power has led to the
60 recorded deaths in the Greek system, Nuwer
said, adding that a large number of those were alco-
hol related. A large portion of his presentation
included slides of students being hazed in several
ways from having alcohol poured down their
throats to being tied up in various positions.
The most graphic slides showed photos of stu-
dents who died in hazing-related incidents.
Many of the students in the audience reacted to
the slides and descriptions of students who died
"It's disturbing to see actual people our age
being affected by it,' Kappa Alpha Theta sorority
member Stefanie Blau said.
"It's very disgusting in my opinion," said Blau,
an LSA sophomore. "We don't haze, thank God."
Being a former fraternity member, Nuwer point-
ed out many positive aspects of the Greek system
as well as the fact that hazing is a societal problem.
"Athletic teams and coaches are way behind the
Greeks when it comes to stopping hazing," Nuwer
said. "This will not be a Greek-bashing talk."
Hazing is also a major issue in high schools.
"Only 15 percent of high school athletes recognize
dangerous hazing as dangerous," Nuwer said.
Pi Beta Phi sorority member Dana Holcman said
the facts bothered her.
"I think that this shouldn't have been just for
Greeks," said Holeman, an LSA sophomore, "this
is everyone's problem."
Nuwer said that simply not hazing in a sorority
or fraternity was not enough - students need to
take action when they know of hazing. Last night's
audience, nearly all sorority members, noted the
absence of fraternity members.
"It felt like a lot of the guys should have been
here," said Michelle Adams, an LSA sophomore
who attended with her sorority sisters from Alpha
Phi. Many female attendees expressed the opinion
that Nuwer's talk was directed toward fraternity
Visions in the countryside
conflicts of interest
By Lisa Hoffman
Dental School Prof. Jack Gobetti has taught
continuing education courses for groups including
the American Dental Association and the Michi-
gan Dental Association since 1968, which allows
him to talk to alumni groups, answer questions
and help recruit for the School of Dentistry.
But, after a discussion with his supervisors a
few weeks ago, Gobetti learned that teaching
classes outside the University could be in conflict
with his position here.
Gobetti, a Senate Advisory Committee on Uni-
versity Affairs member, contributed to a discus-
sion during the weekly SACUA meeting yesterday.
"When conflicts arise, everyone must be
involved in the decision making," said SACUA
member Rudi Lindner, a history professor.
SACUA mernbers urged University President
Lee Bollinger to form a committee to discuss a
draft of the proposed Conflict of Commitment
"My interpretation from the deans' side, is that
this seems good," Bollinger said at the meeting.
"From your side, this needs further discussion."
Bollinger agreed to form a short-term commit-
tee, including SACUA members, deans and fac-
ulty members to focus on refining the draft
before the University acts on its negotiations with
online education communities. Some faculty
members have expressed an interest in participat-
ing in new online global education institutions
Without a clear conflict of interest policy
regarding teaching outside the University, situa-
tions such as Gobetti's would most likely be com-
"We could spend huge amounts of time with
no purpose," Bollinger said. The committee will
have another month or two, but now is the time to
clarify existing policies, he said.
"As more and more places move into electron-
ic media, there are more barriers," said SACUA
member Peter Ward, a pathology professor. "I
expect that is part of the faculty fear."
Ward and other faculty members including
SACUA member SeonAe Yeo, a nursing profes-
sor, said they need clear guidelines for dealing
with problems, including Gobetti's. He already
has continuing education classes outside of the.
University booked through 2003.
"I don't want to becomie more red tape or more
bureaucratic," Bollinger said, in discussing limi-
tations the policy places on professors.
Currently, a faculty member must get permis-
sion from the faculty chair before proceeding
with educational engagements outside the Uni-
versity and cannot be a tenured faculty member
of another university.
"It's clear that institutionally, we have to be
clear at each point of view," Bollinger said.
SACUA also discussed adding copyright
issues to the committee's discussions.
When electronic publishing is added, "more
things are copyrightable because more things are
in tangible form," Bollinger said. "There is a
greater amount of resources available which may
alter the way we thing about this."
"At the end of the day, we are going to have
some disagreement, but no change to the Univer-
sity," Bollinger said.
The committee will make suggestions to the
draft of the Conflict of Commitment policy
before sending it to groups, including the Faculty
Senate Assembly and University deans.
A portrait of the former owners of Ralph Steinberger's farm graces the Marion Township barn.
Barn murals bring diversity to the area's countryside.
Visiting prof. speaks
on tribal law courses
By Rachel Green
University alum Robert Clinton said
he believes the University needs to pay
closer attention to one area of legal
education that is often overlooked -
Clinton, a visiting professor from the
University of Iowa Colslege of Law, said
the University of Michigan must offer
courses in tribal law since the University
Wsas fouded in part to educate Native
"The University of M ichigan was
created by Article 60 of the fort
Meigs treaty with the Chippewa,
Ottewa and Potawamoti tribes in part
to educate Indians, he said. "It
would be truly ironic if the Universi-
ty of Michigan, opened-in part to
educated Indians, excluded Indian
law in their education."
Clinton, who is being considered for
a permanent position atihe University,
spoke to nearly 30 people yesterday in
Hutchins Hall about the history of tribal
law and its relationship with federal law.
"The most important way (tribal law)
is different is that it's the tribe that cre-
ates it," Clinton said.
"It's based on restorative systems of
ustice." Clinton said. "Our system tends
o be more punitive - we look to pun-
Andrew Adams, program associate
for the office of academic multi-cultural
initiatives, said he strongly supports the
addition of Clinton to the University
"None of the Top 10 law schools have
an permanent faculty that teach tribal
law," Adams said. "The University has
never had a law professor who's ever
brought up these types of issues."
Adams said he believes if Clinton is
hired by the University, more Native
American students will be attracted to
the University's Law School
Colette Routel, co-chair of the Native
American Law Student Association,
said tribal law classes at the Law School
have been an ongoing debate for the last
"We don't have a single Indian law
scholar here," she said. "It's been taught
here sporadically, but not on a regular
Routel said the majority of Law
students at the University do not
realize tribal law is a prominent
issue, particularly in the state, where
there are many well-established, reg-
"A lot of our graduates go on to prac-
tice at large firms, some even go on to
be federal judges, and they think that
this is a discrete area of law that will not
impact their practice," she said.
Clinton received his undergraduate
degree from the University in 1968 and
said he enjoys being back in his home
state, although he could not comrnent on
his future employment at the University
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