The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, Aprii 3, 2001-- 3
Ann Arbor to test
Mayor John Hieftje has designated
April 1-7, 2001 as Severe Weather
Awareness Week for the City of Ann
bor. The Emergency Management
Division Office will conduct an audi-
be siren test today at 1 p.m.. This
siren is only a test and will be run in
conjunction with the monthly system-
The monthly system-wide test will
lie conducted the second Tuesday of
the month from May through Novem-
P ma le cuts finger,
A female subject at the Francois-
Xavier Bagnoud Building cut her
finger and passed out Thursday
morning, DPS reports state. She
dkclined medical attention but
requested an escort to University
.ouch stolen from
West Quad lounge
DPS reports state that a couch was
stolen from a lounge in the basement
of West Quad Residence Hall some-
time last Wednesday. DPS did not
report having any suspects in the inci-
missing from hall
A fire extinguisher was removed
Thursday afternoon from a fire cabinet
hi the 1900 hallway of South Quad
Residence Hall, reports state. DPS did
not report having any suspects in the
Minors ticketed for
DPS officers ticketed and released
five minors in possession of alcohol
in South Quad Residence Hall early
V iday morning, reports state. In addi-
tion, two minors were ticketed by
DPS outside Crisler Arena on Friday
morning. The subjects were released
after receiving their tickets, reports
P tted tree stolen
m library lobby
A potted tree was stolen from the
lobby area of the Shapiro Under-
graduate Library sometime Thurs-
day night, DPS reports state.
R'"ports indicate that the plant was
E icits books in
'DPS reports state that "monks"
were seen trying to sell books in East
Quad Residence Hall on Friday after-
noon. DPS officers were informed that
the monks were on the second floor of
thie building. DPS then escorted one
subject from the building.
DPS discovered a frequent trespass-
er-sleeping in a women's restroom in
Mason Hall on Saturday morning,
reports state. She was escorted from
DPS recovered a stolen flog Satur-
day afternoon. Officers found the flag,
taken from the University Golf
Course, when a caller informed the
authorities that the flag was inside an
automobile parked on Cambridge
enters dorm room
An East Quad Resident informed
DPS Saturday afternoon that someone
had led a campus tour through her
room without her authorization.
When DPS arrived at the scene, the
suspects were no longer present.
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Student's speech to highlight life at 'U'
® LSA senior selected to
speak at commencement
from competitive pool
By Kristen Beaumont
Daily Staff Reporter
Michael Stromayer was name
student speaker for spring comm
ment by a committee of several U
sity officials last week.
Stromayer, an LSA senior, was
sen from a list of very compe
candidates, said Elise Schreck
University's senior events manag
By Ted Borden
Daily Staff Reporter
The University has joiner
Embark, a leading provide
recruiting services, to create4
forms for eight of Michigan's s
leges that are designed to
prospective students and the O
sions. So far, the University
forms to be quite successful.
"It's really been effective," s
cock Green, communicationsc
Michigan Administrative Inf
vices. "We've received a lot o
the calls to admissions havei
"There was a committee of seven
of us and all of the speakers were
reviewed blindly," she said. Schreck
said the decision was made with
regard to the content of the speech
rather than to the candidates' per-
"We felt his speech had a really
great theme that ran throughout the
speech," she said. "It was a representa-
tion of the unique student experiences
that are to be found at Michigan."
Stromayer, a native of Rochester
Hills, said the theme of his speech
represents all of his experiences at
much of his speech
mented that it's ab
measure our exper
versity of Michigan
Stromayer said heI
in speaking at gradu
an ad several years a
to submit speeches fo
"Years ago when I
newspaper I had it i
mind," he said. "It h1
the back of my min
would be a wonderfu
Stromayer said h
mit his speech th
The forms consist of a dozen questions and
allow students to notify the admissions office of
their areas of interest. The responses are collected
d forces with and then sent to a central database from which
r of Internet admissions can decide what information to send to
online inquiry the potential students.
chools and col- "This form has many benefits for both parties,"
benefit both said Renee Clark, director of higher education prod-
ffice of Admis- uct and marketing for Embark.
has found the "For the school, it allows admissions to gage
interest well before application season. It also
aid Linda Han- reduces operational costs and allows the University
coordinator for to send more targeted information to potential stu-
ormation Ser- dents" she said.
)f requests and "With students, they can get information faster,
been reduced," they don't have to make phone calls and they get a
more personalized response," Clark added.
to give away too saw a similar ad.
, Stromayer com- He has been involved witl
)ut "how you can organizations on campus. He
ience at the Uni- member of Circle K from
." through 1999, serving as pr
has been interested during the 1998-99 academi
ation since he saw He served on the Bursley Re
go asking students Hall Council from 1997 tl
r consideration. 1999 and as a Bursley resider
I had seen it in the sor in 1999 and 2000. Strom
in the back of my member of the Canterbury
ias always been in since 1998, has been the re
d and I thought it of the Golden Key Award an
il experience." Angell Scholar.
e decided to sub- "If you have more exper
is year when he you can see what the Unive
Green said the inquiry forms will also allow for
better communication among the University's dif-
ferent schools and colleges.
"There are 10 admissions offices around campus
- this allows those offices to customize the infor-
mation they want to collect and also eliminates
duplication of materials,'she said.
Green added that if a potential student who fills
out an online form is accepted by the University
and decides to attend, the information initially
entered will be used as a basis for the student's
The University received bids from several Inter-
net firms to produce these forms, but Embark was
chosen because "they were the best source willing
to work with us and produce the web interface,"
h many Schreck said the audition process
was a was an open one. Any student was
a 1997 welcome to submit a sample of their
esident speech and an audio tape of the
c year. reading of their speech. Then,
sidence Schreck said, each committee mem-
hrough ber reviewed the submitted speeches
nt advi- independently and ranked them in
layer, a order of their preferences.
House Stromayer was chosen when the
cipient committee members met as a group,
d is an listened to the tapes and madeea
consensus decision, Shreck said.
iences, "The competition was very rigor-
rsity is ous this year," she said.
Clark said that while Embark has worked on sim-
ilar projects with many other learning institutions
across the nation, including Stanford University and
Boston College, the University of Michigan's forms
are quite impressive.
"Michigan's forms are very dynamic for stu.
dents" she said. "They use fairly new technology
and are much more sophisticated than many other
Clark added that Embark plans to offer the new
technologies used in the University's project to
Green said in the long term, the University
expects to reduce a great number of costs through
the inquiry sites.
The forms are available at both the Universitys
website, wwwumich.edu, and at wwwembark.conz
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W Cthc courses
By Karen Schwartz
Daily Staff Reporter
In an effort to raise visibility and
campus awareness about the city of
Detroit, the College of Literature, Sci-
ence and the Arts will be offering a
"Detroit 300" themed semester this
The focus on Detroit comes in con-
junction with the 300th anniversary of
the city this summer.
As part of the program LSA will
offer a range of courses designed to
explore Detroit and related urban
Courses address topic areas such as
race, politics and activism and are
offered in an array of departments.
The University will also offer cultur-
al events and service opportunities for
students interested in learning more
Poetry, film and theater are among
the mediums being utilized to bring the
city to campus.
Working with several libraries and
museums, exhibits and displays are
being planned around campus to show-
case art and other historical and current
Project volunteer John Woodford is
working to bring in shows and docu-
mentaries relevant to Detroit history
for a film festival during the semester.
"I thought the connection between
Detroit and the University was some-
thing worth helping make people more
aware of," he said. "Not everyone
knows a lot about Detroit or how it got
the way it is."
In addition, Detroit 300 features a
series of symposium panels comprised
of people from the city and members
of the University community.
The panels will address contempo-
rary issues including health, education
and economic development from mul-
Detroit 300 steering committee
member Prof. Charles Bright said it is
important to raise visibility on campus
to address misconceptions and incor-
rect assumptions students hold about
"It's not essential if they go but it is a
benefit to students if while they're here
they get to know the city that's forty
miles away from where they go to
school;' he said.
Other project ideas proposed
include a culture bus to take students
to Detroit to experience various musi-
cal and artistic events, as well as a
symposium during Martin Luther
King Week 2002 to close the semester
"Forstudents who want to know
more about the city, want opportunities
to go into the city, want to meet people
from the city ... there's going to be all
kinds of opportunities and venues for
that," Bright said.
The project is funded by the LSA
dean's office and a grant from the Ford
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