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Provost agrees to supplement SA funds
Deal will give the University
extra time to ensure that quality
graduate student instructors
Van be hired under budget
By Whitney Elliott
Daily Staff Reporter
This announcement comes in response to a
recent LSA change in departmental budgets
for the 2001-2002 academic year which
would allocate a set amount of money to
each department, a program known as "bot-
tom line budgeting."
With this budgeting plan, in order to keep
the same pool of GSIs in LSA for the fall
2001 and winter 2002 semesters, funds
which are unavailable in the 2001-2002 bud-
get to pay the GSI tuition waivers will be
supplemented by the Office of the Provost
for one year.
University spokeswoman Julie Peterson
said the one-year plan for the Office of the
Provost to cover excess tuition wavers will
buy the University time to reach an equilibri-
um in departmental spending on GSIs and
lecturers so that in the future the University
will be able to continue hiring the same mix
of GSIs that it has in the past.
"They can take the summer to think about
what they're going to do. It's good that
they're not just writing people off, Vhat
they're finding solutions," said Harry Mihas,
a second-year Law student.
The tuition money LSA pays to have GSIs
from other colleges at the University teach in
LSA classes comes out of the LSA section
budget, which provides funds to pay GSIs and
lecturers, and goes into the budget of the
school in which the GSI is enrolled.
The money flowing from LSA to other
schools has increased quickly in the past
several years, said Prof. Phil Hanlon, asso-
ciate dean of LSA planning and finance.
In the 1996-1997 academic year, LSA spent
$2.1 million on GSIs from other University
colleges. In the 1999-2000 academic year,
LSA spending on GSIs from other colleges
increased by 72.5 percent to $3.3 million.
"Next year the provost will see what's
appropriate to do at that point to eliminate
these increases," Hanlon said.
Hanlon said in a written statement that
while LSA is looking at ways to dampen this
spending increase, it is holding to "the Uni-
versity's commitment to interdisciplinarity
and the diversity of perspective that comes
with having instructors from other schools
Hanlon said this agreement is in the interest
of GSIs and includes the capability to hire the
highest quality instructors.
"We're just delighted that the provost is will-
ing to enter into this agreement, Hanlon said.
In response to this budget plan, several
GSIs have expressed concerns that depart
ments will be tempted to hire less expen-
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The Office of the Provost announced ye
terday that it will financially support th
College of Literature, Science and Artsi
the hiring of graduate student instructor
from other University colleges for the fa
2001 and winter 2002 semesters.
Bash to fill
By Jianues Restivo
Daily Staff Reporter
In December 1970, John Lennon,
Yoko Ono, Alan Ginsburg and other
popular political activists came to
Crisler Arena for a freedom rally in sup-
*ort of John Sinclair, a Michigan resi-
dent who was sentenced to 10 years in
prison for possession of two marijuana
Several members of this rally decid-
ed that on
April 1 of
for a nation-
Photos and story by DAVID KATZ/Daily
One stop short of completing its North
American tou the 115-member Royal
Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
performed works of Gustav Mahler at Hill
Auditorium last night.
Consideredsby many to. be one of the
foremost symphonies in the world, the
orchestra selected Hill Auditorium
"because of its long history of presenting
great orchestras from all over the world,"
said Artistic Manager Joel Ethan Fried.
In the beginning years of the orchestra,
Mahler himself developed a special rela-
tionship with the Concertgebouw, select-
ing it to perform his works. Attracting
musicians worldwide, the Orchestra con-
sists of artists from 15 different coun-
The only non-Dutch conductor to direct
the orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, a native of
Milan, Italy, is in his 13th season as chief
By Jacquelyn Nixon
Following a report that a student was
sexually assaulted by two men in West
Quad Residence Hall on Tuesday after-
noon, LSA sophomore Liza Znoy said
she's not taking any chances when she's
in her room.
"Now I'm not going to leave my door
unlocked," said Znoy, who lives in West
Quad. "Before I did it all the time -
I'm so used to leaving it open."
The Department of Public Safety is
continuing an investigation into allega-
tions of a sexual assault and home inva-
sion which occurred at 3:10 p.m.
Tuesday. Two men in black ski masks
reportedly entered a female student's_
room and stole personal property. One
of the men sexually assaulted her.
One man, who was questioned sever-
al hours after the report was made, was
being held yesterday by law enforce-
ment officials, but DPS officials could
not comment on his whereabouts. DPS
had not taken anyone into custody as of
"We questioned a person in connec-
tion with the incident last night but can-
not assume that he is the suspect" DPS
spokeswoman Diane Brown said.
Despite initial DPS reports that the
incident was a first-degree sexual
assault, Brown said investigators have
not made any conclusions as to the
degree of the crime. Michigan law
divides sexual assault into four degrees
- with first- and third-degree assaults
State law defines first-degree sexual
assault as criminal sexual conduct
involving sexual penetration with force
and possibly coercion. The maximum
sentence for first-degree criminal sexual
conduct is life imprisonment.
Students have responded to the
alleged assault with caution and con-
While Brown said the University is
unique to have a staff of security officers
who work in each residence hall every
night and day, LSA sophomore Emilie
See ASSAULT, Page 2A
event, which is now known throughout
the University and the country as
"Hash Bash," will celebrate its 30th
The main event will take place on the
Diag from "high noon" until 1 p.m.,
when there will be numerous speakers
nd activists, said Master of Ceremonies
Speakers include Keith Strout, a mar-
ijuana reformer; Elvy Musikka, one of
eight people who can obtain marijuana
legally in Michigan for medical reasons;
and activist leaders John Sinclair and
Although the event will take place on
the University campus, Brook said it is a
community event and is predominantly
attended by non-students.
"Though the University controls the
iag, this is a city event, not a Universi-
ty event - it just happens to take place
on campus," Brook said. "This is an up-
from-the-people event that doesn't
require a permit except for amplified
The University is responsible for
approving Diag utilization permits, but
officials do not support the event.
"The University does not approve of
Hash Bash," said University spokes-
woman Julie Peterson. "We are in sup-
port of free speech and expression so we
will not be shutting the event down -
but we will be enforcing the law."
Brook said he expects up to 10,000
people from around the world to come
to the Diag this weekend, depending on
the weather. Saturday's forecast calls for
tenperatures reaching 70 degrees with a
chance of rain.
In past years, the event has been cate-
Oorized by students and visitors smoking
marijuana on the Diag. Ann Arbor's
penalty for marijuana possession is a
civil infraction punishable by only a $25
fine, but because the University campus
is state property it is governed by state
"If you are coming out, don't smoke
any pot on the Diag," Brook said. "Peo-
ple usually think it's going to be a small
ne, but are surprised when they are
hauled off to jail."
Marijuana possession on campus is a
misdemeanor with up to a $2,000 fine
and one year in jail, said Diane Brown,
spokeswoman for the University
Department of Public Safety, who added
that DPS is planning increased patrols
w policy gives athletes,
By Hanna LoPatin together in seven brackets based on the number o
Daily Staff Reporter credits they have, with the first group for those wit
By Ted Borden
Daily Staff Reporter
As the U.S. and Chinese govern-
ments continue to argue over who is to
blame for Sunday's collision of a U.S.
spy plane and a Chinese fighter jet
over the South China Sea, a similar
debate has sprouted on campus.
"So far, we
don't know the Inside: Bush stops
truth," said short of apologizing
Rackham stu- to China. Page 2A
dent Zheng Fu.
"We have heard stories from both sides
and we want a fair decision. If China
made the mistake, they should take the
blame. If the United States made the
mistake, they should take the blame."
Both the United States and China
blame each other for the collision.
China feels Americans should accept
complete blame and is holding the
With most of the kinks worked out of the Wolverine
Access online class registration system, it seems one
problem will never go away - watching the classes in
that carefully planned schedule close just minutes
before your registration appointment.
Student athletes are less likely to have that happen to
them this year, however, because of a new policy giv-
ing them priority registration times.
Instead of receiving random appointments within
their registration bracket like the rest of the student
body, this semester athletes are scheduled before
everyone else in their bracket. Students are grouped
more than 100 credits and the last for those with less
than 24 credits.
"Athletes have a difficult time making progress
toward graduation because their practice schedule
starts mid-afternoon. They don't have access to the
same classes," explained Vice Provost for Academic
Affairs Lester Monts.
That may be the case, some students say, but every-
one has conflicts they have to work around.
"There's valid reasoning behind it," said LSA junior
Karishma Patel. "But it's not fair to other students. We
all have our own obligation."
See REGISTRATION, Page 7A
spy plane's crew of 24 members on
Hainan Island, where the plane was
forced to make an emergency land-
ing. White House officials maintain
that the spy plane was flying in inter-
Among the crew members is
Nicholas Mellos, a former Ann Arbor
resident and a 1973 graduate of Pio-
neer High School.
"I'm always skeptical about what
the Chinese government says. ... They
have a history of bending the truth,"
said LSA sophomore Matt Ellis.
But despite these incongruous view-
points and the growing standoff
between the nations, most experts feel
there is no danger of traveling to China
and say American travelers should not
fear any fallout from the accident.
"Right now, there is no significant
effect," said Jordan Pollack, assistant
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Under pressure: April full of stress
By Karen Schwartz
Daily Staff Reporter
Nursing and LSA junior Christie Wiles
isn't looking forward to April 16, when she
has three papers to turn in and three exams to
Like many of her peers, Wiles says she is
feeling the stress of a growing workload and
added pressure as finals approach.
LSA freshman Adam Hoipkemier said he
tries to stay relaxed in the face of finals and
papers as classes come to a close.
"I just sleep more," Hoipkemier said. "I
like to put all the stress into one day
instead of worrying about it all of the
Other popular stress outlets among stu-
dents include working out, playing video
handling routine tasks and relationships,
fatigue or sleeplessness and lowered enjoy-
ment of life in general.
Etzkorn added that in order to deal with the
strain of school and personal obligations stu-
dents should focus on time management and
try to avoid procrastinating.
He recommended making a schedule,
which he said raises awareness in the individ-
ual of the things they have to do and the time