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helps LSA senior
Amy Sills register
afternoon as LSA
look on. Some
students had to
wait several hours
at the LSA Building
to register for
classes in person
due to problems
until it was eventually taking as long as 20 minutes
to register a single class.
At around 4 p.m., the Registrar's Office shut
down Wolverine Access to fix the problem and
asked all students who were still waiting to fill out
cards with their requested classes.
Prior to 1994, when touch-tone CRISP was
introduced, the Registrar's Office set up space in
Angell Hall to accommodate hundreds of students
coming in every day to pick classes - a stark con-
trast to the scene of disorganization at the Regis-
trar's Office yesterday, when students filled every
corner of the main lobby in the LSA Building.
"We used to be equipped 10 years ago to handle
this, but we are not anymore," Briske said.
Briske said that despite the crowds and loud
complaints of some students, "for the most part,
students were supportive, and understood that this
dilemma was harder on us than it was on them."
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rally in support of affirmative action.
"You can't sit back and allow the forces of nature to do
what you are suppose to do. When the hour calls, you must
rise to meet the challenge of your day," he said.
LSA junior Agnes Aleobua said she plans to travel to
Cincinnati with several busloads of students.
"We're very thankful that Reverend Shuttlesworth answered
our call to come here," Aleobua said. "We have a joint con-
ception of what needs to be dope with regard to preserving
affirmative action and the role that students can play."
Shuttlesworth said he does not feel students today are as
active as they should be in fighting for equal rights, but he
believes affirmative action is a worthy cause.
"Students, college students especially, ought to be able to
make a decision about what kind of country they want to live
in," Shuttlesworth said.
With education, he said, comes a responsibility to improve
society. "Don't adjust to what society is. If you become edu-
cated just to look like society then you've been miss educat-
Not all students who attended Shuttlesworth's lecture came
to reaffirm their faith in affirmative action. LSA senior Joe
Chang came looking for another perspective on the issue.
"Shuttlesworth has historical perspective from first-hand
involvement," Chang said.
LSA junior Elizabeth Zambricki attended the event to
reevaluate her thoughts about the issue.
Zambricki said that while her Bloomfield Hills high school
was diverse, she was opposed to all forms of affirmative
action when she first came to the University. But she said dis-
cussions in her classes and at lectures has made her change
"I think affirmative action based on economic background
is a good idea," she said. "I used to be anti-affirmative action,
but my views are starting to change."
- Daily Staff Reporter April Effort
contributed to this report.
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that began Monday evening and contin-
ued yesterday, Northern Alliance offi-
But the fate of the surrendered fight-
ers remained uncertain. Northern
Alliance Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum is
believed to have offered them safe pas-
sage to join comrades defending Kanda-
har - an outcome likely to displease
both the United States and other ele-
ments of the Northern Alliance.
U.S. officials have said none of the
foreign Taliban fighters whose ranks
are believed to include some bin Laden
associates - should be allowed to
escape. Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld has said those who did not die
on the battlefield should be captured.
The suspected weapons laboratories
across Afghanistan have attracted the
U.S. military's attention since Taliban
forces surrendered control of most of
northern Afghanistan three weeks ago.
Journalists who have visited the sites
have found suspicious documents and
equipment, including a vial, labeled as
the poison gas sarin, found in an aban-
doned house in Kabul, the capital.
Sarin was used by the members of the
Japanese extremist group Aum
Supreme Truth in its terrorist strike on a
Tokyo subway station in 1995. But
Franks said U.S. forces have not found
any substance that they can identify as a
"If I thought I had my hands on a vial
of sarin gas, I would be a bit more cir-
cuitous," Franks said. "No, we have not
found a substance that we believe is a
He said U.S. forces consider it a high
priority not to leave behind any weapons
of mass destruction. "That is non-nego-
tiable," he said. "We will not leave
weapons of mass destruction in this
Pentagon officials -have sought to
remain vague on where they have con-
centrated their search for Bin Laden and
the Taliban leadership. But Franks gave
the first general indications, saying the
military has found "two areas that are
very interesting to us."
One is the area surrounding Kanda-
har; the second is a triangular region in
the north from Kabul to the Khyber Pass
on the border with Pakistan to the city of
Jalalabad. The second region includes
the village of Tora Bora, long rumored a
haven for Bin Laden. Residents have
recently claimed to have seen him.
Both regions are pocked with caves,
tunnels and reinforced bunkers, which
moujahedeen fighters used to elude the
Soviets during their 1979-1989 occupa-
tion. Officials added that these weren't
the only areas where they are searching
for the enemy leaders.
Rumsfeld, who appeared with Franks,
said the $25 million'reward that Wash-
ington has offered for bin Laden is help-
ing produce .a rising volume of
intelligence tips. "There is no question
that there are people who have found
that reward money is an incentive and
are busily engaged in trying to earn it,"
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students got disconnected, they could always call
back and pick up where they left off.
"The disadvantages of Wolverine Access out-
weigh its advantages," Gray said.
The backpack. feature allows students to search
for classes on the system before their registration
dates and to set up their schedules. After problems
began Monday, the backpack was restricted to only
those whose registration time had passed.
Briske said the problems did not have to do with
the backpack, but rather an error in the database.
At around 1 p.m. yesterday, staff members from
the Registrar's Office began sitting down with stu-
dents and registering them by computer directly
into the registration system. Yet, the system's speed
continued to deteriorate throughout the afternoon
FBI LSA sen
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have decided that our public safety per- crimination
sonnel will not participate in the inter- of ADC's r
views. If criminal activity is suspected students of
at any time, campus police will partici- important t
pate fully in follow-up investigations." are volunta
"I know many people who fit the right to hav
profile and are expecting to receive the interview. I
letter any day now," said Kenan Basha, if students
vice president of the Muslim Student activities, 1
Association. "We're looking to put on a consequenc
workshop to tell them their rights." tions the int
Basha said his group is encouraging Saba con
anyone who receives a letter from the form of ra
FBI to agree to the interview request the whole t
but to only do so with an attorney or a values this
friend. He adde
"We feel like it would be best for less intrusix
them to respond to go interview with ods the FB]
them but at the same time to have mation, inch
someone with them," he said. "We "They di
have to give the government the benefit it less harsh
of the doubt. We're in a very troubling The AD
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LSA sophomore Daniel Reiger, leader of Promot-
ing Alcohol Responsibility Through You, a student
group that promotes alcohol responsibility on cam-
pus, recognizes how overarching cultural expecta-
tions make binge drinking difficult to combat.
"I'm not sure there's anything concrete to attack,"'
P.A.R.T.Y. was founded last semester with the goal
of tackling alcohol issues in the most integrated way
possible, Reiger said.
The group's first initiative was to mail birthday
cards to University students on their 21st birthdays.
The cards read, "Remember, a toast to your future is
worth nothing if you're not here to enjoy it," and ask
students to celebrate responsibly. The mailings began
in the third week of this semester, Reiger said.
"It's an issue that needs to be addressed, but it was
not being addressed how it should be," he said, sug-
gesting that initiatives taken from the perspective of
"J" approach is
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with the STIET program will be pre- each scho
pared for careers in firms researching aspect of e-
online business issues. "STIET
STIET will train University stu- aspects of
dents using an unique approach to e- puting and
commerce research by combining the social a
four University schools -- Informa- work done,
tion, Business Administration, Engi- the practice
neering and Literature, Science and said.
the Arts - into one interdisciplinary School
program, Wellman said. student Nat
DeSanto said the interdisciplinary ciplinary na
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Committee group, said one
main priorities is informing
their rights. Saba said it is
o realize that the interviews
ry and people do have the
e an attorney present at the
He also cautioned that even
are not involved in terrorist
they may have to face the
es of any unrelated infrac-
erviews may uncover.
demned the interviews as a
cial profiling. "We oppose
hing. ... It goes against the
country was based on."
d that the letters provided a
ve alternative to other meth-
J has used to conduct infor-
Juding going door-to-door.
d what they could to make
," Saba said.
C's national and regional
chapters can provide counseling and
advice for those who receive requests
for interviews with the FBI.
There are other resources on campus
to help students. Student Legal Ser-
vices, the International Center and
Counseling and Psychological Services
can assist anyone who receives a letter
from the FBI.
International Center Director'Rodol-
fo Altamirano said students and faculty
can come to the center to seek legal
Both Saba and Altamirano said stu-
dents have not sought advice from
them yet regarding the situation.
Saba said the American Civil Liber-
ties Union contacted the ADC to offer
help. Campus ACLU co-chair Michael
Simon, an LSA junior, stressed that
while the organization's campus chap-
ter cannot provide legal services, it can
point people in the right direction.
"We as a student chapter ... are
interested in getting in contact with
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people who may have been contacted
by the FBI to take a rudimentary look
at the situation," Simon said. After
assessing the accounts of the inter-
views, the ACLU can determine
whether the FBI violated any civil
The ACLU has also published a
pamphlet printed in English and Ara-
bic, titled "Know Your Rights: What to
do if you are stopped by the police, the
FBI, the INS or customs."
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students may be more effective in promoting responsi-
ble drinking. PA.R.T.Y is the first student-run organi-
zation that focuses on alcohol issues on campus.
While some students believe that any message is
more effective when it comes from peers, some dis-
'"If I got this card in the mail, I wouldn't think
twice about it at the bar,' Liston said. "I think that if
students are going to control students, it would have
to be your friends."
In recent years, several universities have started
social norms marketing - advertising campaigns
that provide students with accurate information
about how many students drink alcohol and how
much they drink.
"Students' perceptions of other students' drinking
behavior is often higher than what actually goes on,
and that may make them more likely to drink more,"
Some administrators believe spreading awareness
that not all students engage in frequent binges might
cause some to drink less.
The University began social norms marketing in
1995, but stopped this initiative in 1999 when it
became part of the Social Norms Marketing
Research Project --- a five-year nationwide study
evaluating the effectiveness of these marketing cam-
paigns on 32 college campuses, said Marsha Benz,
UTIS health and education coordinator.
The study, administered by the Boston-based Edu-
cation Development Center, includes the University
as part of a control group that must abstain from any
form of social norms marketing.
The University has been matched with a similar,
undisclosed school that is part of the intervention
group and currently utilizing social norms market-
ing on its campus. The effectiveness of these mar-
keting strategies will be measured by comparing
schools within the two groups after the study is
"I'd prefer to be part of the intervention, but even
as part of the control group we're going to have
access to a lot of different things we wouldn't have
otheryvise," Benz said.
important because a com-
study must examine vari-
of online commerce, and
o0 represents a different
combines the technical
e-commerce, such as com-
aspects - how people get
how lives are affected by
e of e-commerce," Gordon
of Information graduate
Bulkley said the interdis-
ature of the program also
brings together researchers from
across the University.
"It's a huge advantage because no
one discipline has all the answers," he
Gordon added that because stu-
dents will work with professors from
different schools, they will gain expe-
rience from experts on the individual
issues of online business.
In addition to financing fellow-
ships, the NSF grant will fund the
creation of several classes and a
weekly seminar to teach research
skills under the STIET program,
Wellman said. The classes are cur-
rently being developed but will be
available next fall.
Gordon said students will take such
classes to fulfill the requirements of
the STIET doctoral program while
completing a doctoral degree from
one of the four interdisciplinary
Wellman said Microsoft and IBM
will assist University faculty in the
development of STIET by reviewing
the program and providing advice. He
said the companies may also offer
internships to the researchers.
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