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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 13, 2001- 3

Bollinger plans changes to athletic board

Textbook stolen
0 in Shapiro library
An unattended textbook was stolen
from someone studying in the Shapiro
Undergraduate Library on Saturday
afternoon, Department of Public Safety
reports state.
DPS had no suspects:
Hacker causes
$5,000 in damage
Someone hacked into a University
computer server, causing about $5,000
in damage to the system, from some-
where within the Central Campus area
Wednesday evening, according to DPS
reports. Police suspect the hacker may
have operated from within the Electric
Engineering and Computer Science
Building.
Football stolen by
fan during game
A Minnesota football staff member
said a fan stole a football at Michigan
Stadium during the football game Sat-
urday afternoon, DPS reports state.
When Minnesota's punter kicked the
ball into the stands, the ball was not
returned to Minnesota staff on the field.
Stolen parking
permits recovered
Police detained two people in a park-
ing lot in the 1700 block of Murfin
Avenue under the suspicion that they
had stolen parking lot hang tags early
Saturday morning, DPS reports states.
Both had been consuming alcohol prior
to their detainment by the police. Police
interviewed the suspects and they con-
fessed to the theft.
Police obtained the parking tags and
. found two additional stolen permits at
an off-campus location.
Once the suspects were sober, they
were released. Charges were pending.
Marijuana found
in possession of
hospital patient
University Hospitals security alerted
DPS of a patient carrying marijuana
Thursday afternoon, DPS reports state.
While in the emergency room, the
patient's property was taken for inven-
tory and marijuana was found.
The weight of both bags of marijuana
was 17.2 grams.
Peeping tom seen
in shower room
A student said a man with a dark
bald head looked over the shower parti-
tion while she was showering in Stock-
well Residence Hall Saturday morning,
according to DPS reports. When she
noticed him, he fled the scene.
Illegal fireworks
found in vehicle
A vehicle was stopped by police
early Sunday morning in a parking lot
in the 1500 block of Washington
* Heights, DPS reports state. One occu-
pant of the vehicle was arrested for pos-
session of marijuana, being a minor in
possession of alcohol and possession of
illegal fireworks.
The three other occupants of the
vehicle were cited for being minors in
possession of alcohol.
Man exposes
* himself to woman
A woman said she saw a white
male in his late 50s exposing himself
Friday afternoon, DPS reports state.

The woman said he was wearing a
light blue button-down shirt with a
vest.
Person arrested
for driving drunk
A person who was arrested for oper-
ating a vehicle under the influence of
alcohol early Saturday morning was
taken into custody, according to DPS
reports.
The vehicle was stopped by police in
the parking lot in the 1700 block of
Murfin Avenue. The passenger of the
vehicle was cited for minor in posses-
sion of alcohol.
Police also found a stolen parking
permit in the car.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jacquelyn Nixon.

By Shannon Pettyplece
Daily StaffReporter
The autonomy of the Athletic Department and
the authority of the Board in Control of Intercolle-
giate Athletics may be altered to give more control
to the University president if Lee Bollinger's pro-
posed changes to the Board of Regents' bylaws are
approved by the regents at next month's meeting.
"The Board in Control should be, and has been,
unmistakably advisory; the name should be
changed to reflect that," Bollinger said at yester-
day's meeting of the Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs.
"I think it is very important that this body con-
tinue to have academic control, but that all this is
subject to the authority of the president."
Bollinger said he hopes the bylaw changes will
prevent the Athletic Departmnent from becoming
independent from the University community and
its policies.

"All of this is to make sure intercollegiate athletics
don 't get out of contol."
-- Lee Bollinger
University President

The changes would add two more faculty mem-
bers, who would be appointed by the president, to
the Board in Control and the SACUA chair would
become a regular member.
"I think the general composition would be even
stronger in terms of faculty presence," Bollinger
said.
"All of this is to make sure intercollegiate athlet-
ics don't get out of control," he added. "The Athlet-
ic Department is not an independent body within
the University but is subject to University policies."
Bollinger said he wants to limit the authority of
the Board in Control to issues in which academic

and financial concerns collide, such as extending
the sports season for playoffs even when such a
move could compromise students' academic life by
conflicting with exams.
"The question of whether our football players
should practice in a national playoff should not be
rested in the board," Bollinger said.
Although the amendments to the bylaws may
create a stronger tie between the University and the
Athletic Department, some SACUA members said
they are concerned these changes could compro-
mise the University's Big Ten membership.
The NCAA Division I manual states that faculty

should have the ultimate authority over the intercol-
legiate athletic program, and if their authority is
violated the school could lose its membership in
the Big Ten Conference.
"If the president is the one making the final deci-
sion, is there a reason why the president should seek
the advice of the Board in Control?" said SACUA
member John Riebesell, a professor of natural sci-
ence at the University's Dearborn campus.
Bollinger said that although changes to the
bylaws will place more power in the hands of the
president, he does not believe the Board-in Con-
trol's concerns will be ignored or that the Universi-
ty's Big Ten membership will be compromised.
Bollinger said his proposed amendments to the
bylaws are one of the final things he hopes to
accomplish before stepping down as University
president to become chief executive of Columbia
University. "I'd like to try and wrap this thing up
before I go' he said. "I want to get it clarified for
the future."

Observatory Lodge to be
vacated for renovations

By Kylene Klang
Daily StaffReporter
Observatory Lodge, a 34-unit
apartment building operated by Uni-
versity Housing, will be vacated by
mid-December to allow for immedi-
ate renovation. The building will be
closed to residents for an indefinite
period.
"A series of inspections and facili-
ties assessments were conducted and
determined that the electrical sys-
tems and fire safety systems were
below an acceptable safety and risk
management standard," said Univer-
sity Housing Director William
Zeller.
Until it is fully vacated, Universi-
ty Housing Security will maintain a
24-hour fire watch on the building.
The building will reopen to resi-
dents once renovations are com-
plete.
. Notified of the move-out situa-
tion in early October, residents were
given the choice to either move into
Northwood Family Housing, located
on North Campus, or find their own
off-campus housing. University

Housing informed residents that
they must vacate the building by
Dec. 15. '1
But Observatory Lodge resident
and Rackham student Khaled Al-
Masri felt that the notice came too
late into the term and interfered with
exams.
"I think we were not given
enough time to prepare for this. At
this time of year, the chances of
finding good housing are very slim.
Most off-campus housing is very
expensive and not good," Al-Masri
said.
"I spent at least three or four
weeks calling, looking for places,
when I could have been studying. I
don't understand why they chose
that date. It's a very bad time," said
Al-Masri.
"The date of December 15 was
determined upon our ability to offer
alternative apartment housing to
Observatory Lodge residents,"
Zeller said.
"We knew that by December 15
we would have enough vacancies in
Family Housing to offer everyone an
apartment," he added.

Although University Housing will
pay for residents' moving expenses,
they will not cover the cost of tele-
phone services for those who opt for
off-campus housing.
"I'm very sad to leave this place. I
understand it is for safety reasons,
but I wish (the University) would
have provided us with more help. By
help, I mean ,financial help," Al-
Masri said.
Observatory Lodge, which cur-
rently houses 19 students, faculty
and retirees, was built in 1930. It is
located adjacent to the School of
Public Health.
The building also contains a small
research unit that is part of the
School of Public Health's Depart-
ment of Epidemiology. Research
study coordinator Natalie Dubov
said that despite the building's per-
sistent water leakage problems, she
is hesitant to leave.
"One day we came in and the
computers were completely covered
with water," Dubov said. "But we
love this building and do not want
to leave. It is so nice and quiet
here."

JOHN PRATT/Daily
Observatory Lodge, an apartment building operated by the University located at
the corner of Washington Heights, will undergo renovation in December.

Wolverne Access introduces pre-registration aid

By Ted Borden
Daily StaffReporter
In less than two weeks, undergraduate stu-
dents will begin the process of registering for
classes for the winter 2002 semester. To aid
this process, many changes have recently
been made to improve the Wolverine Access
system.
Aside from a new graphic appearance, stu-
dents can look for the pre-registration "back-
pack," which acts as a virtual shopping cart,
allowing students to build a proposed class
schedule before registration appointments.
"This is an enhancement that students
agreed would be a good one to roll out at this
time," said Linda Green, communication
coordinator for Michigan Administrative
Information Services. "If students use the

demo, they will find using the backpack very
easy."
The Wolverine Access system will check
the registration status of the classes in a stu-
dent's backpack upon login, but it does not
note whether one is actually eligible to regis-
ter for a class, nor does it indicate whether
any of the selected classes pose a time con-
flict for the student.
Green said it is very important for students
to "understand that putting classes into the
backpack does not register them for those
classes."
However, after their designated registration
times, students will be able to register for
classes already placed in their individual
backpacks.
In addition to the backpack, Wolverine
Access can now also be used to view, how

much one has borrowed to date from student
loan programs.
Green also said that students can expect
registration to be a more expedient process
due to the increased speed of the system.
She noted that for the fall 2000 semester,
during the first week of classes, more than
18,000 transactions involving 5,270 students
were handled by the system, resulting in
many slowdowns and outages. For the same
period in the current semester, more than
17,000 transactions involving 5,274 students
were handled and the system experienced no
showed no strains due to the heavy traffic.
Despite the fact that many students have
called for Wolverine Access to post more
information about distribution requirements,
Green said there are currently no plans to put
such functions in place.

"It's a great idea and it's something we
might look into, but it's not on our enhance-
ment schedule right now," she said.
Most students met the new additions to
Wolverine Access with approval.
"I've used the backpack and I think it
makes registration much easier," said LSA
sophomore Libby Rosenbaum. "It's easier
because everything is on one screen, so you
don't have to check to see if each individual
class is open or closed."
RC sophomore Nandi Cohen said she was
pleased with the changes as well.
"Of.course it sounds better, but I haven't
registered yet, so I won't know what happens
until December 3," Cohen said. "But I am
glad that they've taken the time to make the
adjustments and I'm ready to see how it
works."

Body of veteran declared missing
33 years ago found in mountains

TWIN LAKE (AP) - There is hope
that a family finally may be able to bury
the remains of an Air Force crewman
killed in southeast Asia more than three
decades ago.
It was on May 27, 1968, that Mildred
and Paul Stevens of Twin Lake went to
East Dalton Oakhill Cemetery and
bought three grave sites. Paul Stevens
was buried there in 1980, and his wife
joined him in June.
But to this day, the grave they pur-
chased for their son, Philip Stevens,
remains empty, 33 years and 10 months
after he disappeared.
Philip Stevens' resting place since his
Jan. 11, 1968, death has been a moun-
taintop in Laos, The Muskegon Chroni-
cle reported Sunday.
A specialized search team in March
combed the ledges of Phoulouang
Mountain, where Stevens and the other
eight members on his flight crew
crashed. The team retrieved some
remains and is to return to the remote
site in February when the weather is
favorable for further searches, said Lt.

Jerry O'Hara of the U.S: Navy's Killed
In Action Body Recovery team in Hon-
olulu.
"My mother kept up with the corre-
spondence that came from the govern-
ment," said her older son, Richard, of
Oakland County's Commerce Town-
ship. "She knew they were searching.
She was happy that they were actually
looking for him.
"It's too bad my mother didn't live
long enough to see them find him."
The recovery is undertaken by the
military's Joint Task Force-Full
Accounting Office, which since its for-
mation in 1992 has embarked on about
600 searches and digs looking for lost
soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.
The effort in Vietnam, Laos and
Cambodia includes the expertise of
archaeologists, forensic and mortuary
specialists and linguists operating on
$100 million annual budgets.
So far, the remains of 500 military
personnel have been found. Most have
been identified, a process that takes up
to a year, O'Hara said. It is not yet

known if Stevens' remains were among
those already taken off the Laotian
mountain.
Stevens' sister, Joy Warren of Oak-
land County's White Lake Township,
said searchers have recovered her broth-
er's dog tags and sent pictures of the site
to family members showing airplane
parts and personal effects of the crew on
ledges.
She and brother Richard gave blood
several years ago in an effort to match
DNA with remains and identify them.
Warren said they have heard nothing
from the military since. The crash site
was identified in 1996 but was deter-
mined to be far too dangerous to search.
Some of the remains, however, are on
narrow mountain ledges that cannot be
reached.
The search has been extremely dan-
gerous, as are many such missions.
Last March, five U.S. servicemen
died while on an advance mission to
prepare for a search. Their Russian-
made helicopter crashed 280 miles
south of Hanoi.

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Application Process: Interested students can pick up an
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interview on January 19, 2002. Selected applicants will have
an individual interview. Final selections will be made by
February 13, 2002.

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