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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 25, 2001- 3

Student assaulted, robbed outside Union

Pizza hats stolen
from Domino's at
Michigan Stadium
The University's Department of
Public Safety reported that about
50 Domino's Pizza hats were taken
from Michigan Stadium sometime
between 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and
8:30 p.m. Thursday. The lock to a
Domino's Pizza stand was dam-
DPS has no suspects.
Basketball leads
to broken nose
DPS reports state a person at the
Intramural Sports Building broke
their nose playing basketball Fri-
day night. The person was trans-
ported to the University Hospitals'
emergency room.
DPS find possible
marijuana after
shouting reported
A female resident of Mary
Markley Residence Hall notified
DPS early Saturday morning that
she heard people yelling insults at
each other and the sound of some-
one throwing glass bottles out of a
window. The caller was sure the
sounds were coming somewhere
from her floor.
DPS located three subjects and
possible marijuana was recovered,
reports state.
Laundry reported
stolen in Lloyd
DPS reports state laundry was
stolen from Alice Lloyd' Residence
Hall on Sunday afternoon. Two
loads of clothes were taken from the
laundry room.
DPS did not report having any sus-
Bike stolen near
IM Building
A black Schwinn bicycle was stolen
from the north side of the Intramural
Sports Building on Sunday afternoon.
DPS has no suspects.
Two youths cited for alcohol pos-
DPS reports stated two subjects on
North University Avenue were given
minor in possession citations of alco-
hol early yesterday morning. Since
both the subjects were 16, DPS noti-
fied their parents.
IDoor left open;
computer stolen
A male student living in East Quad
Residence Hall notified DPS Friday
evening that his computer had been
stolen, reports state. The victim had
left his door open for one hour.
DPS has no suspects.
Earrings taken
from gift shop
DPS reports state that five packs
of earrings were stolen from the
gift shop at University Hospitals
on Friday afternoon. Additional
packets were located which con-
tained earrings and price tags from
a candle key chain. Reports state
the total amount of goods taken
was valued at $111.25.
*Popcorn sets off
South Quad alarm

DPS reports state a fire alarm
went off Sunday night at South
Quad Residence Hall. Burned pop-
corn is suspected to have set off the
Attempted theft
of podium fails
There was an attempted theft of
stereo components and an anchor
podium wireless microphone sys-
tem from the Michigan League on
Thursday morning, DPS reports
The attempted theft occurred
overnight, but there was no sign of
forced entry into the rooms.
DPS did not report having any sus-
1 - Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Kristen Beaumont.

By Kristen Beaumont
Daily Staff Reporter
A University student was assaulted and robbed
outside the Michigan Union early Sunday morning,
the University Department of Public Safety report-
ed yesterday.
The robbery occurred at approximately 2:30
a.m.. Sunday, said Diane Brown, the spokeswoman
for the University's Department of Public Safety.
The victim was pushed into the alcove of the
north doors of the Union and was then punched in
the stomach by two of the three suspects, DPS
reports stated. The suspects stole $45 from the
male subject and then fled the area on foot.
DPS reports stated two of the suspects were
black-males about 19-20 years in age and 5'l 1" in

height. Neither of the male suspects had facial hair.
The third suspect was a black female about 19-20
years in age and approximately 5'10" in height..
Brown said there were no eyewitnesses to the inci-
The incident prompted DPS to issue a crime
alert flyer, a brightly colored bulletin warning stu-
dents to exercise increased caution. DPS typically
issues these whenever they believe students could
be at risk.
"After that knowledge I still feel safe," said LSA
junior Brian Grafstrom. "Stuff is going to happen,
but I am willing to take my chances. I am not going
to let a random event change the way I live my
Brown said she does not feel there should be
great concern on campus following the robbery. In

fact, she said, the campus has been fairly quiet in
light of the Sept. I1 terrorist attacks, she said.
"People are much more somber and officers
have reported that students have been getting in
much earlier," she said.
Timothy Lewer, an LSA freshman, said he does
feel safe on campus but still takes certain precau-
tions when he is out late at night.
"When I do go out I am with all of my buddies,"
he said.
Michelle McGivern, a Social Work graduate stu-
dent, said it is especially important for women to
use common sense when considering their safety.
"Women should not walk alone after dark," she
said. "And if you do it is important to protect your-
self by carrying a whistle or keys in your hand."
Brown pointed out that emergency phones are

readily available on campus when students might
be in danger.
"Any time a student feels threatened they should
call the police," she said. "All you have to do is
pick up the phone. You don't even have to dial the
Caryn Taylor, an LSA sophomore, said she feels
safe on campus when she sees DPS cars drive by.
However, she did recognize the risks of attending a
large university.
"The fear is always there especially with a large
campus," she said.
Anyone with information about Sunday's rob-
bery at the Union is asked to contact DPS at 763-
1131. The incident remains under investigation.
- Michael Gazdecki contributed to this report
for the Daily.

Crackin' the books

Bollinger asked to
respond to faculty
concerns, requests

By Shannon Pettypiece
Daily Staff Reporter
In an expression of impatience with
having to wait for University President
Lee Bollinger to respond to proposals
approved more than four months ago,
the faculty Senate Assembly and Sen-
ate Advisory Committee on University
Affairs approved a motion to draft a
letter in order to draw Bollinger's
attention to their concerns.
These concerns include electronic
privacy, a report on tenure, academic
standards and graduation rdtes for ath-
letes, proce-

Bollinger was scheduled to speak at
yesterday's meeting but was unable to
attend because of a scheduling con-
flict, said University spokeswoman
Julie Peterson.
If the Senate's motion does not get a
response from Bollinger or the admin-
istration, the Senate is considering
sending the issues to various publica-
tions that are widely read by the
administration in hopes of gaining
their attention through other means,
Navvab said.
Dentistry Prof. and Senate Assem-
bly Vice Chair John Gobatti said
'iscouragingabsence at yes-
terday's meeting
V that was not an
IS." event.
"He's not

Teresa Chou and Bianca Gruberstudy in the second-floor group study rooms of the Shapiro Library yesterday.
Travelers seek alternative routes
to Canada; feries gain business

dures faculty "It is really
must follow
when filing to the facul
complaints and
faculty miscon- Worked on i
"We're deal-
ing with major
league issues
that have really received no response.
It is really discouraging to the faculty
that worked on this. They deserve
some attention from the administra-
tion," said Medical Prof. Charles
Koopmann at yesterday's meeting of
the faculty's governing body.
The motion read, in part: "The asso-
ciation respectively requests that the
President respond to the issues, reports
and requests for information that Sen-
ate Assembly and SACUA have
brought before him and his executive
officers during the previous year."
"The Senate committee has done its
job and now it is waiting for the
response from the next step to come
back," said Senate Assembly Chair
Mojtaba Navvab.


WALPOLE ISLAND, Ontario (AP) - As heightened
security has slowed traffic to a crawl on the bridges and tun-
nel connecting Michigan and Canada, many travelers have
been crossing the border by water.
In the days following the East Coast terror attacks, busi-
ness surged at the two car ferry lines that operate across the
U.S.-Canada frontier in Michigan.
"We were extremely busy," said Robert Dalgety, owner of
Blue Water Ferry. which runs two ferries across the narrow
St. Clair River between Marine City, Mich., and Sombra,
He laughed as he recalled one particular customer - a
"big oil guy from Alberta" - who was unable to get a

plane home from Toronto. The man hired a cab with two
drivers to cover the more than 2,200 miles, taking a shortcut
through the northern United States.
Hearing of a multi-hour tie-up at the Blue Water Bridge
between Port Edward, Ontario, and Port Huron, Mich., he
diverted the cab to Sombra, where the wait was just a few
"He was happier than heck to get on the boat," Dalgety
The Canadian oilman was just one of hundreds of busi-
ness people, truckers, commuters and tourists who showed
up at the ferry docks on both sides of the river in the days
after the Sept. 11 attacks.

- Charles Koopmann been able to
Medical professor meet with
Mojtaba and I
on several occasions," said Gobatti.
"It's always been a one-way street."
Assembly members acknowledged
that Bollinger is not the only person
responsible for the problems in com-
"It's more than the president's office
at this point," Ketefian said.
Bollinger's office was unable to
comment on the motion passed yester-
day, Peterson said .
"The president hasn't seen their res-
olution yet," she said. "Since he
wasn't there we weren't able to com-
ment because the president hasn't been
informed of the motion."
The assembly also discussed a pre-
scription drug plan for faculty, but no
motions were made on the subject.

Trial begins in lawsuit
accusing MHSAA of
gender discrimination

KALAMAZOO (AP) - Attorneys
for the Michigan High School Athletic
Association said yesterday that member
schools - not the organization itself -
determine the state's prep sports seasons
for girls teams.
The lawyers reiterated that point dur-
ing the first day of a sex-bias trial stem-
ming from a lawsuit filed against the
Two Grand Rapids-area women sued
the association, alleging that the state's
governing body for prep sports has
established rules that discriminate
against female athletes.
The suit also accuses the association
of violating Title IX, a 1972 federal
statute that prohibits the recipients of
federal financial assistance from dis-
criminating on the basis of gender.
At the center of the lawsuit, filed
three years ago by Diane Madsen and
Jaye Roberts-Eveland, is the scheduling
of sports seasons for girls teams, partic-
ularly basketball and volleyball teams.
The suit accuses the MHSAA of
scheduling sports seasons for girls
teams at different - and less advanta-

geous - times of the year than when
boys play. For example, high school
girls play basketball in the fall and vol-
leyball in the winter.
The suit asks that the organization be
required to schedule the same boys and
girls sports during the same seasons.
Madsen, the first person to testify,
said the different sports seasons, when
combined with other slights, "they send
out one message - of second-class-citi-
zen status."
Attorneys for the high school associa-
tion, Carole Bos and William Azkoul,
insisted that the group's 1,300 member
schools set the sports seasons, and the
association just follows the wishes of its
Plaintiffs' attorney Phil Cohan said
the key to putting high school girls'
teams on a level playing field with boys'
teams -- and with girls' teams in most
other states - is realigning the girls
sports season.
"This is the heart and soul of the dis-
crimination that we will prove in this
case;' Cohan said during opening state-

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