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,rT-he Michigan Daily - Tuesday, April , 2001-- 3
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* HIGHER EDI
Brown Republicans
withdraw invitation
to David Horowitz
fhe College Repubicaus at
Brown University withdrew their
invitation to conservative author
David Horowitz to speak on the
Rhode Island campus today.
Horowitz was scheduled to debate
with Cliff Montiero, president of
the Providence chapter of the
National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People for
fear of violence.
Abby MEwen, vice president o,
the College Republicans, said many
Opeople, especially in the minority
community on campus, would have
felt threatened by Horowitz's pres-
ence.
On his website, Horowitz said his
visit to Brown, which was supposed
to be part of his "freedom tour," was
cancelled by Brown, but the College
Republicans said this information was
not correct.
The Brown administration is plan-
ning a series of campus events over
the next month in response to the
controversy surrounding Horowitz
that include forums on race relations
and conflict resolutions.
The Republicans have not ruled out
inviting Horowitz to speak at a future
date.
Missouri approves
parent notification
policy for minors
The University of Missouri
Board of Curators voted 6-3 last
week to approve a parental notifica-
tion policy that allows the Missouri
campuses to notify parents of
underage students after their child
commits a "severe" initial violation
of the student conduct code con-
cerning alcohol and controlled sub-
stances or after subsequent
violations.
Students will be given a 48-hour
period to notify their parents on
their own, if they wish, before the
university notifies them with a let-
ter. The policy prevents the univer-
sity from discussing with parents
details of an incident without the
student's consent.
The policy also includes provisions
to exempt students who are married
or can demonstrate financial indepen-
dence from their parents. The univer-
sity can choose to exempt students if
it receives written recommendation
from a health care provider that noti-
fication wouldn't be in the students'
interest.
The policy will take effect
*August 6.
More students
taking out loansa
resulting in debts
The Public Interest Research
Group's Higher Education Project
said most students do not have a
clear understanding of the implica-
tions of debt they take on. As a result
of not understanding loan repayment
,and loan costs, students sometimes
borrow more than they can afford
P and experience difficulty repaying
their loans.

According to the report, about
eight out of 10 students underesti-
mate their debts.
In a survey of more than 1,000
students, PIRG found that 78 per-
cent underestimate the long-term
Ocost of their loans and graduate
with $4,846 more debt than expect-
ed.
Two factors that lead to sticker
shock - the experience of finding
out that a student's debts are much
larger than expected - are underesti-
mating interest and overestimation of
student's expected income when grad-
uating, which actually is on average
$27,000 compared to the $39,016
expected.
The report also found the numbers
of students graduating with debt over
$20,000 nearly doubled over a three-
year period. In the last decade, the
amount of money borrowed in the
form of Stafford loans has also more
than doubled from $15 billi'tn to $35
billion.
- Compiled from U-WIRE reports by
Daily Staff Reporter .iane Krull.

Student sentenced for eBay auction crimes

By Jacquelyn Nixon
Daily Staff Reporter
LSA senior Stephen Warrington was sentenced
this week to pay a minimum of $500 monthly and
serve five years of probation for breaking and enter-
ing and using a computer to conmnit a crime, both
felonies.
Warrington, who had no previous convictions or
arrests, was arrested after he was caught selling a
stolen satellite global positioning system on the
popular Internet auction site, eBay. Washtenaw
County Sherriff's detectives also found he had
stolen computers, digital video cameras and tools,

which he also auctioned on eBay. He primarily tar- stolen servers, Blackwell said.
geted computers and items which were easy to ship. "When someone took his data and information, it
Washtenaw County Sheriff's Detective Ron cost him a lot of grief," Blackwell said. "If they can
Blackwell said one of the break-ins was in the ball- get the computers back they can recover the lost
park of $100,000, causing a serious disruption in data."
day-to-day life for several business owners. Blackwell has a list of all the items Warrington
"Aside from material things, there were people sold on the auction site but will not be able to return
who were personally affected. In property crime, no each item.
one gets permanently hurt - but people's lives "There are some items I'm going to attempt to
were seriously disrupted," Blackwell said. locate," he said. "But it's a three-page list - it
Warrington put some owners out of business and would take a year." '
also affected production costs. Synergy Software Warrington faced one count of breaking and
Consulting of Pittsfield Township was not insured entering, one count of concealing and stealing prop-
and the owner lost all income because of some erty worth more than $20,000 and one count of

using a computer to commit a crime - all 10-year
felonies, but Blackwell said Warrington was
"enlightened" and a had different take on his actions
during the investigation.
"He was somewhat remorseful," he said. "He
claimed he needed the money for expenses:.
University spokeswoman Julie Peterson said the
Family and Educational Right to Privacy Act of
1974 prohibits the University from making an offi-
cial statement on whether Warrington could face
charges under the Statement of Student Rights and
Responsibilities. Students can also face sanctions
under the former Code of Student'Conduct after
violating state or federal law.

Balancing act

M SA elects new committee
chairs, commission heads

By Jane Krull
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly's first full meeting
of its new term ran smoothly last night as newly elected
President Matt Nolan aggressively assumed his posi-
tion.
The assembly's five committees and 18 commissions
elected their leaders. Committees elected chairs and
vice chairs from the new MSA body and commissions
elected chairs from the entire student body.
LSA Rep. Javier Restrepo beat out fellow LSA Rep.
Peter Apel for Budget Priorities Committee chair in a
22-17 vote. The BPC is one of the main sources of
funding for the University's student groups, handling
over $160,000 each year. LSA Rep. Zach Slates was
elected as Restrepo's vice chair as well as External
Relations Committee vice chair.
"MSA made a good decision in choosing experience
when voting," Restrepo said. "My goal is to expand
monetary resources to all student groups."
The assembly's other primary source for student
funding is the Community Service Commission. LSA
sophomores Alicia Johnson and Linnaea Eberts were
elected as co-chairs of the CSC.
"1 think Linnaea and I are going to be an outstanding
team in assuring that community service groups get the
fullest funding possible," Johnson said.
The most debated election at the meeting was the

"My goal is to expand monetary
resources to all student groups,"
- Javier Restrepo
LSA representative
leadership of the Peace and Justice Commission.-LSA
junior Bryan Schone ran against the teams of LSA
freshman Rachel Fisher and Kinesiology junior Tom
Wharry, and LSA Rep. Jessica Curtin and LSA sopho-
more Agnes Aleobua. Fisher and Wharry beat Curtin
and Aleobua in a vote of 25-12-3.
"Now is a good time to define what P & J is going to
do with activism on campus," Fisher said. "We're excit-
ed to be in charge of this commission."
The Rules and Elections Committee will be headed by
LSA Rep. John Simpson, who nudged out fellow LSA Rep.
Dean Wang for the position. The Campus Governance Com-
mittee chair is now headed by LSA Rep. Liz Mullane, the
Communications Committee will be led by LSA Rep. 'Sarah
Boot and LSA Rep. Reza Breakstone will chair the External
Relations Committee.
In other business, the assembly renewed the Tax
Exempt Textbook Taskforce and gave a $1,000 disburse-
ment to the Academic Affairs Commission tbr its
Advice Online Program that is currently up ant run-
ning.

JEFF HURVITZ/Daily
SNRE Junior Emily Goshis and SNRE senior Sara Walker educate students on
the dangers of staff oil drilling yesterday using a Ken doll and chocolate syrup.

Diabetes Awareness
Week boosted by

new state
By Stephanie Schonhoiz
Daily Staff Reporter

legisla
tion Group is compo
bers, ranging from pn
cians, medical stud

College students have a multitude of undergraduate student
obligations to attend to on a daily basis. core group of a bunch
But most University students do not pull through hard time
have to handle a disease that demands it's small, it servesa
constant attention and supervision. keep tabs on each oth
The Diabetes Cost Reduction Act, network,' Bur said.
sponsored by state Sen. John Schwarz RC sophomore A
(R-Battle Creek), was enacted in Michi- who was diagnosedv
gan last Wednesday, providing coverage betes at age 13 m
for diabetes-related programs. advice to students tr
Coincidentally, the second annual the disease and a n
Diabetes Awareness Week kicked off college experience a
yesterday, sponsored by the Diabetes meeting.
Support and Education Group at the "Use good judgT
University. As the fourth leading when you come to co
cause of death among Americans, lot more freedom, j
awareness of the disease is pertinent. and take care of you
This is the reason for initiation of a reasonably is OK, p
student run organization that lends 21, but try not to
support for individuals with diabetes Ohlrogge said.
or their friends
and family The often chaotic and
members.
"For a long stressful lifestyle a
time, (diabet-
ics) weren't student can lead can
getting their
fair share of make it even tougher...

ition
sed of 73 mem-
ofessors, physi-
ents, GSIs and
ts. We're a hard-
Ih of people who
es. Even though
as a resource to
er, like a support
aron Ohlrogge,
with Type I dia-
onths, shared
ying to balance
ormal, healthy
t a recent group
nent, you know
llege you have a
ust be sensible
urself. Drinking
provided you're
drink at all,"
Although
there are five
types of dia-I
betes, Type II
diabetes, which
can be regulat-
ed with a prop-
er diet, exercise
and oral med-

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funding, even
from the NIH; they kept saying
increased funding, increased funding
and nothing," said DSEG president
Angie Bur. "Finally we're getting
something."
The often chaotic and stressful
lifestyle a student can lead can
make it even tougher to deal with
diabetes.
"Don't make a crazy schedule,
that's so important," said former
DSEG president Dena Stein, an RC
junior. "I started this group because at
a school this size I didn't know any-.
one with diabetes, I thought it would
be a great idea to have a group, so I
approached the director of UHS.
"The Diabetes Support and Educa-

ication, accounts for 99 percent of
those diagnosed. Type I, which many
members of this organization have,
indicates the body's failure to produce
insulin. Type I appears in less than 1
percent of the diabetic population.
"If you don't take care of yourself,
it's like having mono all the time.
You have severe ups and downs,"
which can make a person appear
drunk rather than someone with dia-
betes, Bur said.
To conclude the week, a tea will be
held at Martha Cook Residence Hall
on Friday from 3:30-5 p.m. The tea is
the last place to register for the Uni-
versity's Walk for Diabetes, which is
scheduled for this Sunday.

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