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LOCAL/S TATE

THIS WEEK
IDAILY ISORY
Nov. 13, 1956
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled state
and local laws requiring segregation on
buses unconstitutional. The court cited
its 1954 decision against segregation in
public schools and subsequent deci-
sions outlawing segregation in public
parks, playgrounds and on public golf
courses.
Nov. 13, 1972
A group of Alice Lloyd Residence
Hall residents participated in legit-
imized racism for a Pilot Program
class on Race Relations. Two groups
of students, the Scugs and the Hyek-
lops, had to alternate taking superior
and inferior roles. The experiment
was designed "to study the overt and
blatant facts of racism" according to
instructor Allen Giles.
Nov. 13, 1973
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright
and University alum Arthur Miller
told an audience at the Michigan
League that "the best theater is that
which reflects the whole society as
much as possible. The rest often
weakens itself." Miller spent his
mornings at his room in the League
working on his next project, "The
American Clock," which he planned
to premiere at the University.
Nov. 14, 1982
The Wolverine football team beat
Purdue 52-21 to seize the Big Ten
title and guarantee a Rose Bowl
appearance. With an 8-2 overall
record, this was the 10th time the
Wolverines won or shared the Big
Ten title in coach Bo Schembechler's
14 year career.
Nov. 15, 1971
University President Robben
Fleming announced the University
would sever its ties to Willow Run
Labs, the organization that conduct-
ed most of the military research on
campus.
Nov. 15, 1974
The University Board of Regents
warned University officials not to
purge confidential information from
student files. The vote came in
response to a new federal law that
granted students access totheir files.
Nov.16, 1920
The University student government
voted to form a representative body of
the sophomore class with the responsi-
bility of enforcing freshmen traditions.
These included the wearing of a dis-
tinctive 'pot' hat.
Nov. 16, 1973
The Board of Regents ordered Uni-
versity executive officers to come up
with a plan for returning about $1 mil-
lion in excess tuition to students. The
rebate was to correct a 24 percent
tuition hike that resulted in an excess
of over $3.75 million.
Nov. 16, 1978
State Rep. Perry Bullard of Ann
Arbor told students he would intro-
duce a bill to decriminalize the pos-
session of alcohol for 18 to 20 year
olds. A recent bill had made mem-
bers of this age group minors when

the drinking age became 21.
Nov. 17, 1966
The University administration
answered student demands that the
University cease compilation of class
ranking for use by the Selective Ser-
vice and rescind a new ban on sit-ins
with a mimeographed "no." In
response, the Student Government
Council declared itself independent
from the Office of Student Affairs.
Nov. 18, 1920
The junior literary society spear-
headed a drive to collect funds to
send to needy European college stu-
dents. In a letter to the head of the
organization, former food adminis-
trator Herbert Hoover described the
"general spirit of hopelessness and
the terrible physical sufferings of
the student classes in the central
European countries.
Nov. 18, 1966
Almost 40 faculty members
signed a pledge not to give male
undergraduates letter grades in order
to protest the use of grades to grant
student deferments from the Viet-
nam draft. The professors said they

Ready, set, stop

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 - 3
Resolution would ask
MSA to oppose war

By Carmen Johnson
Daily Staff Reporter

Although a highly controversial resolution
was under first read at last night's Michigan
Student Assembly meeting, debate and dis-
cussion were kept to a minimum.
A new resolution calls for MSA to con-
demn the actions of Saddam Hussein as
crimes of humanity and also urge President
Bush not to preemptively or unilaterally start
a war with Iraq.
"It's imperative and our obligation to give
this issue which students support a fair hear-
ing," said Matthew Reynolds, Environmental
Issues Commission co-chair.
"We've had 500 student signatures support-
ing this resolution. We should condemn the
war because most students find this war
unjust," he added.
What makes this a controversial issue is
that some students and representatives think
MSA should focus more on campus issues

rather than national or global concerns.
Various MSA candidates have been cam-
paigning on the issue of what MSA should and
should not be passing resolutions for as one of
their platforms for the upcoming election.
MSA representatives will be discussing and
voting on the resolution, titled Against the
War in Iraq, at next week's meeting.
Vice President Dana Glassel spoke about
the Newspaper Readership Program, which is
still in the experimental phrase.
The program provides three newspapers,
USA Today, The New York Times and The
Detroit Free Press to the University commu-
nity free of charge.
Glassel said she does not expect a student
fee to fund the program, but rather she plans
to work with the administration to cover the
costs.
"The purpose is to make it easier for stu-
dents to obtain newspapers and enlighten and
inform students of what is going on," she
said.

AP PHOTO
Border Patrol agents question a truck driver at a traffic check in Casco
Township yesterday. Federal agents are stopping drivers unannounced, looking
for illegal immigrants and drug or weapons smugglers.

TICKETS
Continued from Page 1.
packages and instead purchase single-game tickets.
Michigan Director of Ticket Services Marty Bod-
nar said he has heard such requests for refunds via
e-mail, but no students have been refunded. Brooks
said that will not happen. "I don't agree with
(refunding tickets) because we're going to play all
games and still have the ability to compete for the
Big Ten championship and I don't think that should
have an effect," Brooks said.
In addition to this season's postseason ban, the
absence of marquee games on Michigan's home
nonconference schedule has also affected ticket
sales. The Wolverines travel to Duke and UCLA, but
their most high-profile home games include Mid-

American Conference foes such as Western Michi-
gan, Central Michigan and Bowling Green, along
with matchups against Vanderbilt, Charleston South-
ern, San Francisco and Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne.
The Athletic Department announced tickets for
the Wolverines' only matchup with Michigan State
Jan. 26 will go on sale today.
"It's similar to a national trend, that if a school
played a marquee nonconference schedule, it'd kill
itself before the Big Ten season," Brooks said. "I
recognize that this is a young team and it's good in
a sense to build confidence and get some wins."
"Wins and losses are the ultimate indicator of
when fans start to show a lot of interest," said Jason
Winters, Michigan athletic department chief finan-
cial officer. "It takes time."
Winters said the decrease in student ticket sales,

"Wins and losses are the ultimate indicator of when
fans start to show a lot of interest."
- Jason Winters
Michigan Athletic Department chief financial officer

along with the $450,000 the University is paying
back to the NCAA for past tournament earnings,
won't affect the Michigan program in the short run.
He even said the lack of student ticket sales can
actually be beneficial financially since the depart-
ment can charge the more expensive, regular rate
for non-student tickets. "But we're not exactly
expecting to sell out the arena, so that's probably

not going to be a big factor," Winters said.
Groesser said he expects the Maize Rage student
section will still make an impact, even if the num-
bers are dramatically down. "I'd rather have 200
fans out there that are motivated and actually want
to be there than 500 fans doing absolutely nothing
and sitting on their hands," Groesser said.
Amaker was unavailable for comment.

MSA electzon excitement
sweeps through campus

MSA
Continued from Page 1
flyering but we expect a good voter
turnout," Collin McGlashen, MSA
election director said.
Changes have been applied to this
year's election code to eliminate the
time-consuming hearing process. The
new code gives the election board the
ability to throw out a case if it does
not believe there is enough substance
to the complaint to merit punishment,
McGlashen said.
Members of the Defend Affirma-
tive Action Party, Blue Party, Students
First and an independent candidate
are running for representative seats in
this fall's election.
Rackham student Benjamin Lynch
said he is running for DAAP because
he has the same views as the party on
affirmative action and the anti-war
movement.
"DAAP is the only party with any
real stance on anything," Lynch said.
Brian Doughty is running under the
Students First ticket because he said
he wants to actively improve campus
life for all students.
"I feel Students First strives to rep-
resent every student so they feel that
they are represented on MSA,"
Doughty said.
Blue Party, one of the oldest par-
ties, has been on campus since the

winter election in 1999 and has 13
candidates running for positions
this year.
"We're the only party that puts stu-
dents issues first before anything else,"
party leader Darth Newman said.
Candidate Paul Scott is running
independent because he wants to put
more focus on the classroom, cam-
paign manager Mike MacVay said.
"We are strapped for manpower; but
we are working diligently to get Paul
elected," MacVay said.
For the next week candidates will
continue to hang up posters, chalk and
go door-to-door in residence halls.
Candidates face the challenge of edu-
cating students about the issues
involved with this year's election and
the differences between the parties, as
many students feel posters do not give
enough information about the party
platforms.
With 23 open seats in MSA, next
week's newly elected students will
begin attending the MSA meetings
immediately after.
So far, campaigning this fall has
not been marred by code violations
as in the past years, like when stu-
dents illegally put up flyers in Uni-
versity buildings.
"We've had no problems so far,"
McGlashen said. "There have been
no complaints filed, which is good
news."

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