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Regent: Hazn, dikzigare
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"Alcohol is a problem that enrolls every fall but
" never graduates, he said. He added that many of the
other problems facing the Greek community, such as
hazing and assaults, stem from alcohol.
Deloian said he believes the problems began
when fraternities and sororities "strayed from
fundamental values and principles."
Greek life became a social outlet, and core
ethics were lost, he said.
"Last year college students spent S5.5 billion
on alcohol," Deloian said. "That's more than
> :,food, more than books."
H-e also said a disrespect for others has led to
an increase in hazing and assault, despite the
,. ,;">values Greeks should have for brotherhood and
"If we believe in friendship, why do we haze
'\ our future members?" Deloian asked. "The neg-
ative influences will always overshadow the pos-
itive things we do."
,>\>. :., Although many chapters are becoming alco-
-..hol-free and chapters claim not to haze, nothing
'& ' has been solved because these polices are not
v<enforced, University Regent David Brandon (R-
\>: Ann Arbor) said in his address at the Summit
Saturday morning.
"It's easy to say we're going to make another
policy," he said. "Policies aren't going to fix this
fBrandon, the first University regent to ever
address a Greek audience, said nine fraternities
have closed in the last year due to risk manage-
JONATHON TRIEST/Daily ment incidents - all of them hazing or alcohol-
Panhellenic Association President Stephanie Deal, an LSA senior, brainstorms with related -- and many of the fraternity houses
members of the Greek community during the 2001 Greek Summit this weekend. have unsanitary living conditions. He said it is

no surprise that membership has dropped 13 per-
cent in the last 10 years.
Brandon said the Greek system is crumbling
because of a total lack of supervision and con-
trol. He said he would not support any plan for
University intervention with funding or assis-
tance until he was convinced that there was
going to be something different about the future.
"Real reform must take place to save the
whole Greek system," Brandon said.
From his perspective as a community member
and someone who values the University's image,
Phi Gamma Delta alum Phelps Connell said
Brandon's viewpoint really struck home.
Connell said a need for reform was obvious to
both students and alumni planning the event.
The summit was originally planned to be a one-
day event, but was expanded to Friday and Sat-
"We had that many issues to talk about," Con-
nell said. The summit established a partnership
among students in Greek system and among the
alumni and the University.
"It's going to take all of us for this to work,"
he said.
Two student representatives from each frater-
nity and sorority attended the discussion ses-
sions, and some worked on committees with
alumni to prepare reports about the problems
within Greek life.
Recruitment and property management were
also major concerns students raised while plan-
ning for the summit. These problems have led to
some fraternity closings and an overall decrease
in alumni involvement and donations to Greek
organizations campuswide.
"Alumni involvement is important to secure a
positive future for the Greek community," Seiler

xreek system
Alumni do not want to provide financial sup-
port for their chapter houses because they do not
like the image of their sorority or fraternity,
Deloian said.
Greek leaders on campus spoke in a panel dis-
cussion at the summit and talked about the ini-
tiatives they have taken to confront the inherent
problems within the Greek system. The creation
of a Multicultural Greek Council has helped to
meet the needs of students who have faced dis-
crimination in sororities and fraternities based
on history, Dean of Students Frank Cianciola
"People come to this campus wanting to be
with their own," Multicultural Greek Council
President J.R. Ramos said.
Interfraternity Council President Mark
Hustvedt said many fraternities are reorganizing
and are becoming alcohol-free.
Deloian said sorority members need to stick to
the guidelines set by their national offices and
their chapters, since they are key to the success
of alcohol-free events.
"Panhellenics are strong. I don't think they
know the power they have in the Greek system"
he said. le added that fraternities will follow
suit if sorority members force them to stick to
their guidelines.
Hustvedt said a hazing task force has been
created to ensure confidentiality so students are
more comfortable in reporting incidents of haz-
Cianciola said the Greek system is not the
only community which hazes its members. Haz-
ing occurs in athletics and in bands, but Ciancio-
la said the Greek system is an easy target, in
part because of its reputation.

Continued from Page 1A
arguments arose between students over
the need for affirmative action and the
mission of BAMN.
Many unconvinced students had
come to the rally to hear Jackson's and
the protesters' opinions.
"I find it healthy that both sides get
to voice their opinion," said LSA
junior Orion Bylsma. "This sort of
thing is an opening for dialogue.".
"I am ambivalent right now and I'm
hoping this will show me some more
of the story," said LSA freshman Max
Speaking before Jackson was Shan-
ta Driver from BAMN, which has been
gathering supporters to rally in Cincin-
nati tomorrow; the original date of the
next phase of the lawsuits against the
University's use of affirmative action
in admissions.
The court date has been moved to
Dec. 6 to accommodate a panel of nine
"We cannot be a country that
includes so many people but leaves
our best universities only open to those
who are white, who are men, who are
* privileged," said Driver. "To have real
multiculturalism, we must have inte-
"Our goal in Cincinnati is to maxi-
mize the amount of support and pres-
sure that we can put on those judges so
that they can make the right decision,"
said LSA junior Agnes Aleobua.
Continued from Page IA
reflection of my opinion of Dean
White," Maynard said.
Other regents said White's selection
is the best decision for the University.
"I believe there is zero empirical
evidence that we will not be able to
attract a good candidate pool because
our interim president has not decided
whether he will be a candidate or not,"
said Regent Larry Deitch (D-Bingham
Deitch praised White's honesty, say-
ing White could have initially denied
the possibility of seeking the perma-
nent presidency and then gone back on
his word.
"What you see is what you get,"
Deitch said.
No announcements were made
regarding the presidential search
process at Friday's meeting.
But McGowan recalled the last pres-
idential search as being "not only
exhaustive but exhausting" and
expressed her hope that this search
will be shorter.

Hearig delayed until Dec. 6;
rallies still on in Ginzcinnati*

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks to supporters of and protesters against affirmative action Friday at the Michigan League. Jackson
was on campus in anticipation of appeals in the lawsuits against the University's use of affirmative action in admissions.

Continued from Page 1A
probably be another one on December 6. But I know a lot of
groups had already made plans to head to Cincinnati next
Rulings on the cases differed at the district level.
A federal judge in Detroit struck down the Law School's
admissions policies in March, three months after another fed-
eral judge upheld the LSA policies currently in use.
The split rulings reflect opposing rulings in similar cases
across the country.
All the cases revolve around the 1978 Bak/e v. Calif rnia
case, which found that the use of quotas to achieve diversity
was unconstitutional. Justice Lewis Powell wrote in his opin-
ion that using race as one of many factors to attain diversity
satisfies a compelling state interest.
In Hopwood v. Texas, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
ruled in 1996 that the University of Texas' admissions poli-
cies were unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court twice
refused to hear the case, which, like the University of Michi-
gan's cases, was filed by CIR.
On Oct. 11, U.S. District Court Judge Sam Sparks awarded
the plaintiffs close to Sl million in new and previously
awarded fees. The University of Texas and the plaintiffs have
until Nov. 11 to appeal the decision.
In Smith v. Washington, again backed by CIR, the 9th Cir-

rt of Appeals ruled that the University of Washington
e race as one of many factors in determining admis-
it Initiative 200, a 1998 voter initiative banning affir-
iction in higher education in the state, prevented the
rom having any effect on the university. The U.S.
Court refused to hear the case.
95, the University of California Board of Regents
he use of affirmative action in the UC system. They
d the decision this summer, a largely symbolic move.
system still cannot use race as a factor in admissions
Proposition 209, a statewide 1996 voter initiative
to the one in Washington, bans affirmative action
e in California.
rida, the use of affirmative action in higher education
>ns was banned last year.
e challenging the University of Georgia's admissions
which was not brought about by CIR, was decided
th Circuit Court of Appeals this summer. The court
at the University of Georgia's admissions policy was
itutional, but it did not rule that affirmative action
s unconstitutional.
videly believed that the U.S. Supreme Court will
its decision on affirmative action in higher education
>ns in the case against the University of Georgia or
s against the University of Michigan.
think this case is going to the full court and then the
e Court," Pell said.
and was lined up for testing. "I feel I'm all right. I
have faith in God and the Cipro."
Officials also planned extensive environmental
testing at both facilities. They will use the results,
along with nasal swab testing of employees, to
determine which workers will need a full course of
preventive antibiotics.
The victim worked in a small room and did not
typically come into contact with the large mail
sorting machines, said Deborah Willhite, a top
Postal Service official. She said it was unclear how
he might have inhaled enough anthrax -- at least
8,000 of the invisible spores to contract the
inhalation form of the disease.
After the Daschle letter was discovered, the
Postal Service hired independent contractors to test
the Washington facility for anthrax. Officials still
were awaiting the results, Willhite said.
Both facilities will be closed until testing and
cleaning can be completed, she said.

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the delicate diplomatic issue of the upcoming Muslim holy
month of Ramadan.
Indonesia warned U.S. officials yesterday that there would
be "explosive" consequences in the Islamic world if the mili-
tary strikes stretched into the holy month, which starts Nov.
17. Indonesia has the world's largest Muslim population.
But Powell said that while he was mindful of the religious
significance of Ramadan, "we also have to make sure that
we pursue our campaign."
"We'll have to see where the mission is at that point and
what needs to be done and would yield to my colleagues in
the Pentagon as to what we will do as we approach the sea-
son of Ramadan," he said.
However, neither Ramadan nor winter will deter the
Northern Alliance from making its long-awaited move on
Kabul, said Gen. Abdul Basir, a top commander with the
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Continued from Page 1A
the middle of last week but did not feel ill enough
to go to the hospital until Friday. Sick with fever
and chest pain, he was immediately given Cipro
and other antibiotics, but health officials did not
know whether they began treatment early enough
to save his life.
Surgeon General David Satcher said inhalation
anthrax -which is not contagious - has been
fatal about 80 percent of the time. "But that's in the
past. We have different technology today" he said
on CNN's "Late Edition. "It is not yet hopeless."
It was unclear how ill the man was yesterday,
though a postal official said he was alert enough to
watch the Washington Redskins game on TV
I Iealth investigators moved quickly to determine
whether anthrax was present in either of two postal
failities where the man worked and whether other

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