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Friday
April 6, 2001

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Court
By Jon Fish
Daily StaffReporter
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in
Cincinnati yesterday granted the Universi-
s motion to stay
tie injunction issued
March 27 by U.S. IMODsi Jg
District Judge -
Bernard Friedman ON TRIAL
that forbade the con- ,
sideration of race in
the Law School's
admissions process.
The stay will
I ay the injunction until the entire appeals
cess in the case is exhausted and allow
the University to continue admitting stu-
dents to the Law School under its current
admissions system. Yesterday's ruling over-
turned a decision handed down Tuesday by

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of

Friedman denying the Univ
for a stay.
University Deputy Gener
Barry called the court of
"welcomed news."
"Today's decision simpl
where we were a week ago,I
pursue our goal of enrolling
and diverse student body," B
In its opinion, the thre
wrote that Friedman's un
Regents of the Universityc
Bakke "diverges from other
of the case, including th
Bollinger, now pending befo
appeal."
The court of appeals also
the University to comply w
injunction would cause irrel
the Law School because it i
of the admissions season.

app eals
versity's motion But Center for Individual Rights Director
of Legal and Public Affairs Curt Levey said
al Counsel Liz the 6th Circuit's decision "didn't consider
appeals ruling the harm to the applicants" to the Law
School rejected under the contested policy.
y puts us back The decision "continues the violation of the
which is able to constitutional rights of the applicants."
an outstanding The University had argued that it is "like-
arry said. ly to prevail on the merits," of its case, and
e-judge panel the court of appeals did say in its opinion
derstanding of that "there can be no dispute that this
of California v. appeal presents serious questions on the
interpretations merits."
at in Gratz v. Wayne State University law Prof. Robert
re this court on Sedler said he thinks "the stay is clearly
proper but warned that this decision
agreed that for should not be taken as a sign that the Uni-
vith Friedman's versity is likely to prevail in the higher
parable harm to court.
s in the middle In defense of its policies, the University
has argued that U.S. Supreme Court Justice

grants

stay

"Today's decision simply puts us back where we
were a week ago, which is able to pursue our
goal of enrolling an outstanding and diverse
student body,"
- Liz Barry
University deputy general counsel

Lewis Powell's opinion endorsing diversity
as a compelling state interest is the control-
ling law in Bakke, which Friedman dis-
missed in his opinion last week.
Friedman also ruled that even if diversity
were a compelling state interest, the Uni-
versity's consideration of race was not nar-
rowly tailored to meet constitutional
standards.

Friedman's opinion stands in direct oppo-
sition to the decision issued in December by
U.S. District Judge Patrick Duggan in the
undergraduate case. Duggan ruled that
diversity is a compelling government inter-
est and that the current system of admis-
sions used in the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts is legal, although the
system used from 1995-1998 was not.

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BLUE COME

UP

EMPTY

Sexual assault
survivors to
speak at rally

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By Kristen Beaumont
Daily Staff Reporter
The 22nd annual Take Back the
Night march and rally tonight comes
at a time of heightened awareness on
the issue of rape after an alleged sex-
ual assault in
West Quad
Residence
Hall earlier
this week.
Take Back
the Night, -
jointly spon-
sored by the
Ann Arbor Coalition Against Rape
and University Women Against
Rape, provides a forum for hundreds
of survivors, activists and supporters
from the community to demand an
end to sexualized violence. The rally
begins on the Diag at 7 p.m.
"Our emphasis this year is that 80
percent of all rapes that occur are

date rapes," said Anne Marie Lock,
an LSA junior and publicity chair for
University Women Against Rape.
Lock said the group is aware of
the incident that occurred Tuesday in
West Quad, when one of two men
who entered a female student's room
reportedly assaulted the student, but
the original program for the rally
will proceed with no modifications
and the incident would not be inten-
tionally discussed.
Lock said two survivors of sexual
assault will speak at the rally. The
keynote speaker will be Denise
Diggs-Taylor, education director at
the University's School of Social
Work.
"I am going to be talking about the
history of women of color and what
it is like to be a survivor," said
Diggs-Taylor, who attended her first
Take Back the Night in 1989.
She said she also plans to address
See NIGHT, Page 7

AP PHOTO
Freshman defenseman Mike Komisarek expresses his frustration after the Wolverines were unable to recover from a three-goal deficit in the national semifinal yesterday.

Championship dreams end with 4-2

loss

By Ryan C. Moloney
aiy Sports Writer
ALBANY, N.Y. - After a season of triumph
and trial, the question surrounding the Michigan
hockey team last night was not whether they
would play with the passion of a championship
team, but if it would
be enough. ~BOSTON COLLEGE 4
On this night, it
wasn't. {'MICHIGAN 2
Boston College
ended the Wolverines' More coverage of
hopes of a national last night's game
title last night, by the in Sports, Page 12.
score of 4-2, in the
NCAA Frozen Four semifinal at Pepsi Arena.
The Eagles out-shot, out-hit, out-hustled and
finally, out-played Michigan in the opening 20 min-
utes of the game. The Wolverines fought back to
within a goal, but as senior captain Geoff Koch said
afterward, "It was too little, too late."
In the game's first five minutes, Boston College
leashed a ferocious attack upon the Wolverines,

characterized by a number of golden, in-close
opportunities and bone-jarring checks by the
Eagles.
Boston College's offensive fervor culminated just
after the halfway point of the first period. At the
10:06 mark, Tony Voce streaked down the far-side
boards on another Boston College rush and cen-
tered the puck to freshman Chuck Kobasew, who
slid the puck underneath Michigan netminder Josh
Blackburn for a 1-0 lead.
The first goal failed to wake Michigan up out of
its first period slumber, and the Eagles capitalized
again less than five minutes later.
With Mike Komisarek in the penalty box for
roughing, Boston College's Bobby Allen let go a
wrister from the far-side point that deflected off
teammate Ben Eaves in front of the net, beating a
screened Blackburn over his glove hand. The pow-
erplay goal gave the Eagles a convincing two-goal
lead.
"It was the pressure of being in the Frozen Four
- I don't know if we were focused," senior forward
Josh Langfeld said. "You can't do that against a
potent offense like Boston College."

At the first period's halfway point, the Eagles had
outshot the Wolverines 7-3. Boston College went
on to claim a 14-10 advantage after the first period.
Blackburn faced 12 shots in the opening period,
while Boston College goalie Scott Clemmensen
steered away all 10 that he saw. But while Clem-
mensen was stopping futile, long-distance shots
from the wing, the Eagles set up in front of Black-
burn at least half a dozen times for doorstep
chances.
The junior netminder continued to carry his team
in the second but simply couldn't plug all the holes
on Michigan's penalty kill, as the Eagles again capi-
talized with the extra man, this time courtesy of
none other than Kobasew. °
Much like his first goal, Kobasew snuck in
behind the Michigan defense and slid the puck
under Blackburn for what looked like a 3-0, slam-
the-door lead at the 11:38 mark of the second peri-
od.
The Wolverines quickly responded with a goal
from John Shouneyia at the 12:24 mark, trimming
the lead back to two goals. The sophomore placed a
See HOCKEY, Page 7

RACHEL FEIERMAN/Daily
Vine Deloria Jr., author of "Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto,"
lectures at the Rackham School of Graduate Studies yesterday.
American " Inias
view aspresvme,'nt

Mideast tension spreads to Diag

By Elizabeth Kassab
Daily Staff Reporter
palestinian supporters, some bearing Palestin-
ian flags, formed a silent human chain across the
Diag yesterday to symbolize conditions in Israel
that they said are preventing Palestinians from
going about their daily lives.
The chain was meant to symbolize the closure
of Birzeit University, a Palestinian institution

schooling and work," said LSA junior Nadim
Hallal.
"It's something that we as university st dents
can identify with," said LS senior Ahmad Nas-
sar. It passively posed the estion, "What =if the
road to Angell Hall were bI cked?" Nassar said.
About 50 people made .p the human chain,
and several Palestinian sup 'orters stepped up to
a megaphone to speak duri * the protest.,
Israeli supporters carryi flags and signs and
xani "I1 c'fi th ~ is n4P]c" ninr~c' rnerc'id

story it's not effective," said LSA junior
Shoshanna Cohen. "You need to have both sides
of the story out there so that people can make up
their own minds."
Department of Public Safety officers were on
hand to diffuse any possible confrontations,
although they did not step into the situation.
"It is my understanding that we received a
complaint about who was using the Diag space,"
DPS spokeswoman Diane Brown said. "We were
called to trir to facilita~te the matter 2and>1it was~1

By Maria Sprow
Daily Staff Reporter
A boy was walking down the road
one day and he sees an old American
Indian with his ear to the ground. He
runs over to the old man and asks him
what he's doing. The man answers,
"1994 Pontiac station wagon, old
woman, two kids and a dog." This
really impressed the boy, who then
asked the man if he could really tell
all that from listening to the ground.
The man answered, "No, I just got run
ove~r"

Health and Human Rights, held yes-
terday at the Rackham School of
Graduate Studies.
The University invited Deloria to
talk about life on American Indian
reservations has changed since the
1930s, when he was born on a Sioux
reservation in Yates, N.D.
"In those days it was a very small
town. There was one telephone and if
someone got a long distance call,
everybody in town would know about
it," he said. "In those days, a tele-
phone call really meant bad news."
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