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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 31, 2001- 3

HIGHER ED
NYU bans alcohol
* at Greek functions
NEW YORK - Greek life at New
York University received a surprising
blow Sunday at a Special Interest
Housing meeting. According to a
memo distributed at the meeting from
Debra Bonaminio, coordinator of fra-
ternity and sorority life at NYU, Spe-
cial Interest floors at the Third North
residence hall are still allowed to have
parties on their floors, but those par-
ties must be alcohol-free, regardless
of the ages of those in attendance.
"Effective Jan. 1, 2002, the party
policy in Third North Residence Hall
will be amended so as to be consistent
with the party policy of Palladium
Residence Hall," the memo read.
"I am surprised that Third North,
home to eight Greek organizations
and the last dorm to allow parties, has
gone dry," Inter-Greek Council Presi-
dent Jeffrey Edmonson said.
Edmonson said he did not receive
any notification about the ruling or the
fact that the ruling would be
announced at Sunday's meeting. He
said he was told that the meeting was
only for the eight organizations that
occupy Third North and it was not
important he attend. Edmonson said
he does not know why he was not told
about the meeting.
Currently, to host a party where
alcohol is legally served the Greek
organization sponsoring the event
must register with New York and
receive a temporary alcohol permit.
Both an alcohol monitor from NYU
and a NYU Protection Services guard
must be at the event, and there is a
limit to the amount of alcohol that can
be served at the party.
Syracuse University
remains segregated
despite Review rank
SYRACUSE - Though the Prince-
ton Review ranked Syracuse Universi-
ty as having the most diverse campus
in the country this year, many students
still choose to live within groups of the
same ethnicity as their own.
"Many students of color choose to
live on South Campus after their first
year," said David Kohr, director of
Residence Services. "It doesn't reflect
the composition of students of color at
the university."
This year, of the 2,117 students liv-
ing on South Campus, 393 are black
- 18.6 percent, Kohr said. Of the
approximately 5,270 students living
on North Campus, only 292 are black
- 5.6 percent.
Even though South Campus houses
about 21 percent of students living on
campus, about 68 percent of black
students live there.
"There isn't as much diversity in
on-campus housing as there is in the
classroom," Kohr said.
U. Texas maintains
investments tied to
bin Laden family
AUSTIN - University of Texas
Investment Management Company
board members said at its directors
meeting Friday they have no intention
of withdrawing its investments with
the Carlyle Group,. despite its ties with
the bin Laden family.
UTIMCO is a private corporation
that manages the UT System's $15
billion endowment, including the Per-

manent University Fund, a state
endowment that provides financial
support to schools in the UT and
Texas A&M systems.
"UTLMCO's investment was made
long before the notorious member of
the family was getting publicity,"
UTIMCO Chairman Robert H. Allen
said.
UTIMCO first invested in the Carlyle
Partners H fund in 1995 and invested in
the Carlyle Partners III fund in 2000.
Also in 1995, the bin Laden family
began investing in Carlyle Partners H.
Though the family said it has disowned
wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden, the
FBI is investigating the family's finan-
cial dealings, according to an Oct. 23
London Times article.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Maria Sprow from U-WIRE reports.

MSA passes resolution to add fall break

By Kara Wenzel
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly last night
passed a resolution in support of a fall study break
that will be hand delivered to the registrar, provost
and University Board of Regents this week.
The assembly released their analysis and recom-
mendations for changes to the University academic
calendar last week. The proposed fall study break
would fall on a Monday and Tuesday in mid-Octo-
ber.
"(Vice Provost for Academic Affairs) Lester
Monts told me that we have 100 percent full sup-
port of (interim Provost) Lisa Tedesco," MSA
President Matt Nolan said. "With her support, we
are basically guaranteed that the regents will be
voting on this in December, and if they approve
it, next fall we will have a fall study break."
The assembly debated whether to allow student
groups to use assembly money to advertise their

events before passing funding for two events.
The funding will go to the Michigan Masquer-
ade, a fund raiser for AIDS research and to com-
memorate World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, and Unity
through Light and Sound, a holiday caroling event
planned to promote healing after the events of Sept.
11. Both events are seeking to place ads in the
Michigan Daily.
"I know they have been working hard to find
outside sources of funding, and both of these
events are open to everyone in the University com-
munity, which is something the Budget Priorities
Committee looks for when funding a group," said
LSA Rep. Edgar Zapata.
"BPC doesn't fund student groups for newspa-
per ads at all, so I don't think we should give (the
Health Issues Commission) money for these events
just because we have it," said LSA Rep. Javier
Restrepo.
The assembly's Women's Issues Commission
announced a summit to be held tomorrow for the

"If (the University foard of Regents) approve it,
next fall we will have a fall study break."
- Matt Nolan
Michigan Student Assembly President

purpose of promoting networking among student
women's groups.
"The summit will help us make sure all women's
groups at the University are recognized," commis-
sion co-chair Priya Sehgal said. "This is going to
be very empowering for all women."
Next week the assembly will be considering pro-
posals to form a student regent task force, a resolu-
tion on suggestions for how the presidential search
should be conducted and a statement in support of
the right of all women to fully participate in poli-
tics.

Rackham Reps Jessica Curtin and Suzanne
Perkins-Hart drafted the statement in support
of women in politics in response to com-
ments published about Curtin in the Michi-
gan Independent and similar phrases chalked
on the Diag.
"The report card in the Independent is a
borderline rape threat and statements such as
those are hostile to women leadership,"
Curtin said. "We hope that next week's MSA
meeting will serve as a speak out for women
political leaders to report sexual harassment."

Family matters

Ford spends first day as,
head of family business

DEARBORN (AP) - The Ford
name has always been at the top of the
automaker's headquarters, but the
ascension of William Clay Ford Jr. to
president and chief executive officer
puts a Ford family member at the top
of Ford Motor Co. for the first time in
22 years.
"I love this company. I bleed Ford
blue," Ford told employees Tuesday
morning from an auditorium at the
automaker's headquarters. The speech
was transmitted to the company's
offices worldwide.
"We've been given an amazing lega-
cy, and we're going to build an even
better one," he said.
Ford, 44, is a great-grandson of
founder Henry Ford. He has been
chairman of the company since 1999,
but left most of the day to day activi-
ties to Jacques Nasser, who was forced
to resign Monday.
The last Ford family member to
serve as CEO was Henry Ford II, who
resigned in 1979.
"This seemed to be the right time,"
Ford said at a news conference at com-
pany headquarters. He said events

such as the Firestone tire controversy
and lawsuits against the automaker
were distracting Nasser from focusing
on the company's core automotive
business.
Christopher Cedergren, managing
director at automotive marketing firm
Nextrend, said Nasser "dropped the
ball."
"The family lost confidence in Jac
in not thinking he could change his
vision," Cedergren said. "What's
unfortunate, is it's great to have ideas,
but first you have to cover the bases,
and ... build a good car."
Ford said Nasser resigned following
a meeting Monday afternoon between
the two at the company's world head-
quarters. The move was made official
during a board meeting yesterday
morning, Ford said.
A Ford spokeswoman who han-
dled media inquiries for Nasser
said he is declining interviews at
this time.
- Assuming the duties as president
and CEO was not something Ford
sought but it was something the
board thought was necessary, he

said.
Aside from his pedigree, Ford has a
22-year -work history at the company.
He joined in 1979 as a product plan-
ning analyst and held a number of
positions in manufacturing, sales, mar-
keting, product development and
finance.
In 1982, he served on the bargaining
team for contract talks with the United
Auto Workers.
Ford subsequently was chairman
and managing director of Ford
Switzerland and elected to the Ford
Motor Co. board of directors in
1988.
Ford brushed aside any thoughts he
would be a figurehead family member
farming out most of the heavy man-
agement duties.
"When I approach this I don't
approach it as a family member going
into the job, I approach it as somebody
who loves this company and is worried
about the situation that we find our-
selves in and is determined to fix it,"
Ford said.
Fixing the company will take some
major repairs, one analyst said.

EMMA FOSDICK/Daily
Katherine Newhouse sits with her daughter, Autumn, and her daughter's
friend, Isaac, outside Seva last night and enjoys the nightlife of Ann Arbor.
Belleville man,20
arraigned on gun
possession charges

I __________________________

By Jacquelyn Nixon
Daily Staff Reporter

A 20-year-old Belleville man
faces at least three misdemeanor
charges for resisting an officer and
fleeing after he was stopped for
traffic violations Sunday morning
and a Department of Public Safety
officer spotted a gun in his vehicle.
Police were still searching for
Erek Thames' passenger, who also
fled the scene in a different direc-
tion.
Thames was arraigned yesterday at
the. Washtenaw County Courthouse
on one count of resisting and
obstructing a police officer, operating
a vehicle without a license and oper-
ating a vehicle with a suspended
license.
Resisting an officer is a high court
misdemeanor publishable up to two
years in prison or a $1,000 fine. The
other misdemeanor charges carry
prison terms of up to 93 days and fines
up to $500.
"These three charges may not be
the extent of what is applied," DPS
spokeswoman Diane Brown said.

Thames did not post bond, which
was set at $50,000, and he remained in
custody at Washtenaw County Jail yes-
terday.
A pretrial hearing has been set for
Nov. 8.
Thames was stopped on South
Forest Avenue at about 1:30 a.m.
and the officer found a 9 mm
loaded handgun tucked between the
seat cushions.
DPS Lt. Robert Neumann said the
position of the gun in the vehicle
seemed to indicate the gun belonged to
the driver.
Thames and his passenger fled
the scene on foot and DPS request-
ed the assistance of the Ann Arbor
Police Department to track the sus-
pects. The AAPD K-9 unit was
unable to find the passenger, but
Thames was subdued near the Mud-
bowl field at the Sigma Alpha
Epsilon fraternity on the corner of
Washtenaw and South University
avenues.
Officials are still investigating
the ownership of the loaded gun as
well as the identity of the passenger
of Thames' vehicle.

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Low crime reported

on Angels
DETROIT (AP) - Angel's Night
volunteers found themselves with lit-
tle to do last night as they combed the
streets of the city and answered
phones at control centers.
Krystal Fields, a spokeswoman
for the Angel's Night Command
Center, said at 9:30 p.m. that there
was little to report. "We're just
bored to tears here and that's the
way we like it," she said.
Mayor Dennis Archer's office
said official figures on the number
of fires yesterday, tomorrow and

Night
tomorrow would not be released
until later in the week. But arson
and overall crime both seemed to
be less evident yesterday than on an
average night in Detroit, Fields
said.
The annual anti-arson campaign
in Detroit began in 1994, after hun-
dreds of fires were set on Devil's
Night in preceding years. Oct. 30
was renamed Angels' Night, and
police and fire departments and an
army of volunteers set out to reduce
arson.

UNLISTED PRESENTS:
MICHELLE BRANCH & JUDE
ON TOUR: 111 LI

Correction:
An article on page 3A of Monday's Daily should have said that the semester's final lecture sponsored by the Life
Sciences, Values and Society Program is Nov. 18. The associate director of the program is Amy Sheon.
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What's happening in Ann Arbor today

EVENTS
"St. Petersburg: Archi-
tectural Image;" Brown
Bag Lecture sponsored

"Firefighting Then and
Now;" Noon lecture
series sponsored by the
Kempf House Center for
Local History, 12:00 -

Poetry series; Open mike
poetry readings, 7:00 -
9:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom
Bookstore and Tea Room,
114 S. Main

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