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Sept. 18, 1955
A year-old renovation of the
Michigan Union neared completion
with extensive improvements in
plumbing and electrical facilities,
expansion of the Anderson room,
and addition of new corridors on
the second floor. The renovations
totalled $3 million.
Sept. 19, 1956
Administration officials announced
they would file lawsuits against four
public acts it believed threatened the
University's constitutional autonomy.
Among these was a public act limiting
the percentage of out-of-state students
the University could enroll.
Sept. 19, 1963
Approximately 400 members of the
University community joined a Diag
protest condemning the deaths of four
children who were killed when a
bomb exploded outside of a Birming-
ham, Ala. church.
Sept. 20, 1970
Students living in a "Tent City" in
the Diag refused to leave after
health officials ordered them out,
fearing they would be susceptible to
The students pitched their tents
at the beginning of the term to
protest a shortage of housing on
Sept. 20, 1973
Michigan swimmer Tom Szuba
and seven other U.S. swimmers
returned to the country after a six-
day delay in Santiago, Chile where
they were trapped following a coup
d'etat by a military junta.
Sept. 21, 1973
Despite loud protests by 150 stu-
dents who packed the Regents'
room, the University Board of
Regents reaffirmed a tuition hike of
24 percent. They also voted down a
proposal to disclose the salaries of
University professors and staff
Sept. 21, 1961
The chemistry department
announced it would continue to
evaluate students on non-academic
criteria, such as emotional stability
and loyalty to the United States,
despite profests from the Student
The evaluations were used when
students requested references for
graduate schools or jobs.
Sept. 22, 1929
- During Rush week in 1929, a
brochure from the Alice Lloyd
Scholars Program advised those
rushing sororities to carefully con-
sider accepting bids.
The brochure said that "the final
goal of the Michigan girl is the
same for non-sorority and sorority
"All are working toward that
which is noblest and finest in Amer-
Sept. 22, 1969
Sixty demonstrators seized North
Hall in an anti-ROTC demonstra-
tion. Twenty Ann Arbor Police offi-
cers were at the scene, and more
than 200 sheriff's deputies from
four counties gather at the County
Jail in case of a riot.
The University said it would
prosecute anyone it could identify
from videotapes of the takeover.
Sept. 23, 1976
maintenance worker William
Conover jumped to his death from
the top of Couzens Hall. No motive
for the suicide was found.
Sept. 24, 1947
The Michigan Union's new door-
man swore he would do a better job
than his predecessor at keeping
women out of the all-male Union.
He pointed out that the previous
doorman has been somewhat "lax"
about the unwritten rule.
The new doorman, Neil Fox
announced that "I intend to main-
tain the hallowed Michigan tradi-
tion: 'Through these portals, no
woman shall pass."'
Sept. 24, 1969
More than 1,000 students massed
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Coleman speaks to MSA
on MEAP ballot proposal
By Carmen Johnson
Daily Staff Reporter iF ap iau C;ifz~
For the love of Ann Arbor
University President Mary Sue Coleman spoke at last
night's Michigan Student Assembly meeting, addressing
the importance of MSA as the voice of the student body,
the proposed Tobacco Settlement Ballot initiative, affir-
mative action and other campus issues.
Coleman stressed the importance of informing stu-
dents about the proposed Tobacco Settlement which
would move $300 million out of the available state
budget from Michigan Merit Award to the Michigan
Health and Hospital Association. Last year, the total of
money awarded to University students who qualified for
the scholarship was $7,678,000.
"I encourage students to know what the proposed bal-
lot initiative would mean for students so that students
know what to vote for," Coleman said.
After some debate about where the tobacco settle-
ment money should be allocated, MSA passed a resolu-
tion in support of keeping the tobacco money in the
Michigan Merit Award Program. The resolution
resolves to work with the Voice Your Vote Commission
and Youth Vote Coalition to educate students about the
Voice Your Vote Chair Brooke Gerber plans to help
educate students by making the significance of the bal-
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know what the proposed
ballot initiative would mean
for students so that students
know what to vote for."
- Mary Sue Coleman
Arranging activities like a North Campus ice cream
social, "We will be informing students about the ballot
and how it affects students. We will also be working in
residential hall libraries," Gerber said.
MSA President Sarah Boot said it is an important
issue because of the number of students the Michigan
Merit Award program helps.
"If the ballot initiative is passed, money will be taken
away from students. ... It will also be locked out of edu-
cation," Boot said.
Coleman also congratulated MSA on organizing last
week's vigil to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001.
"I enjoyed taking part in the vigil. It was very mean-
ingful for me. The amount of students who attended
shows how important it was," Coleman said.
lot more noticeable to students so that
informed decision when voting.
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rence on the study of religious tra-
ditions starting by Fall 2003 and
several new faculty positions which
were approved and will be filled
over the next two years, Associate
Dean for Academic Affairs Donald
The positions are in African reli-
gions, African-American religions,
early modern Christianity, North
American religions, Hindu studies
and South Asian Islam.
. Lopez said he hopes when these
positions are filled students will
also be able to concentrate on the
study of the religious traditions of
North America, Africa and Europe.
Lop'ez, co-chair of the committee
that developed the plan, said three
postdoctoral fellowships were also
approved to bring young scholars
for three-year terms to teach cours-
es in areas not currently covered in
"As a result of these changes, the
college will have a much stronger
curriculum in religious studies, with
more courses for students to choose
from," he said.
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tuition rates was necessary to cover
the cost of providing the basic edu-
cational missions of the University,
including the cost of network
equipment and new classroom
Because/there was no increase in
the state budget, "(University)
tuition was our only source of
income," Courant said.
No one could comment as to the
possibility of discussion regarding
proposed increases in residence hall
security and it was not mentioned
as a main focus of the meeting.
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"She had never met us before.
She made us peanut butter and jelly
sandwiches," Goldberg said. "She
gave us every contact she had
Haddock walked around the U.S.
Capital Building 24-hours-a-day
during the last three days the Senate
debated the McCain-Feingold cam-
paign finance reform bill.
Foley said they are trying to
appeal to people who "want peace,
but don't know what to believe" and
motivate others to commit to nonvi-
olence in their own lives.
"We don't have funding," Gold-
berg said. "We spent half our budg-
et on a new clutch in Virginia
They have been relying on mutual
savings and the support of people
they have met on the trip.
"Some days we don't even spend
a dime," Goldberg said.
In Ann Arbor, the two said they
spent the night with a man they met
at Ashley's Pub on State Street.
Both say they are keeping jour-
nals and recording video which they
plan to use to make a documentary.
"It can feel really daunting,"
Foley said. "People say, 'What can I
Foley said the two were inspired
by Haddock and also by Julia "But-
terfly" Hill, a 25-year-old woman
who spent more than three years liv-
ing in a redwood tree to raise
nwnrncs ahout the cetrctin of
they can make an
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representatives at various levels of
local, state and federal government,
including governor, secretary of state,
attorney general, congressional and
state legislators and for two seats on
the University of Michigan Board of
Mike Kubiak, field director for
YouthVote, a coalition of groups seeking
to register young voters, said his group
has already registered 1,000 voters on its
way to a goal of 8,000 for this election.
"Research in the past shows that
young people talking to each other really
increases the likelihood of voting," said
Kubiak, a recent University graduate.
Party nominees for all statewide-
elected offices other than governor,
like those running for the three top uni-
versities' governing boards, are chosen
at the parties' state conventions, where
internal politics are the norm.
Bernstein said unions, which hold
considerable sway over the selection of
Democratic candidates in Michigan,
are watching to see how many students
he brings to his race for the Wayne
State board and will take the outcome
into account when listening to stu-
dents' concerns in the future.
"Do you think the typical regent at
the University of Michigan is accessi-
ble to students?" he asked rhetorically.
Active students from both ends of
the political spectrum said one of their
How to Register
* Prospective voters can register
until Oct. 5
N Registration tables will be on the
Diag, at the Union and in front of
residence hall dining areas on vari-
ous dates until Oct. 5.
Another way to register is by
picking up a registration form at
any secretary of state or municipal
clerk's office as well as at the
Michigan Department of State's
N People wishing to obtain an
absentee ballot should contact their
city clerk once they receive their
voter registration card.
big goals is registering as many stu-
dents as possible. Some are even urg-
ing out-of-state residents to register to
vote in Michigan, considering the
closely-watched governor's race
between Republican Lt. Gov. Dick
Posthumus and Democratic state Attor-
ney General Jennifer Granholm.
"If you want to be an active,
involved citizen, it's a lot easier where
you're at," said Music senior Kate
MacEwen, campus co-chair of Stu-
dents for Posthumus.
With control of both houses of Con-
gress at stake, LSA junior Jon Monger,
who was registering voters on the steps
of the Union yesterday for the College
Democrats, said, "It's important to vote
in Ann Arbor because Michigan is a
critical swing state."
Enjoying the sun and a conversation on his cell phone, a T-shirt vendor works
outside the Michigan Union yesterday.
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actually get along well with my roommate, but I consider that just luck,"
Ninety-five percent of freshman at the University live in residence
halls. A majority of those students do not make requests for a specific
Students are given a limited amount of information about their room-
mate prior to moving into their residence hall.
This random pairing allows for students to learn to accept and interact
with all different types of people, according to the University Housing
"University Housing does not make room assignments and will not con-
sider student initiated room changes, based on race, religion, disability,
sexual orientation or national origin," the website states.
"I personally don't have problems with my roommate, but I know others
who do," Music freshman Maria Spear said.
"We can learn to get along with people in our classes, but we shouldn't be
stuck in a living situation with people you know nothing about," she said.
After living in an economy triple his freshman year and not getting along
with one of his roommates, LSA sophomore Andy Young said he chose to
live in a single this year.
"I was idealistic. Before the school year began, I felt (random pairing)
would be a good opportunity to expand my horizons," Young said.
"After experiencing the effects of random pairing, I think that we should
at least be asked a little more about ourselves and be paired up with some-
one who would compliment our living styles. WebRoomz is absolutely
something the University should move toward," Young said.
LSA sophomore Laura Aukes said she has been living in the dorms for
the past two years and has been pleased with the experience.
"I have really gotten along well with both of my roommates. I don't real-
ly see why (WebRoomz) would really help so much. It seems really com-
plicated," Aukes said.
"I suppose there are certain situations where roommates with extreme
problems should not be living together, but there are ways to get a new liv-
ing situation. But for the most part, there are little differences that people
should just deal with," Aukes said.
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