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The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 24, 2003 - 3A

C-RIME
Police hand out
90 citations at
football game
Saturday's football game drew an
NCAA-record crowd of 112,118 specta-
tors, the largest ever to watch a football
game in America. Police officers made
mne arrests, including four for minor in
possession of alcohol, two for both MIP
and disorderly conduct, one for sales and
solicitation of tickets, one for marijuana
'possession and one for drunken driving.
Police officers also wrote 90 cita-
tions. Fifty-one tickets were for alcohol
in the stadium, 37 were for public uri-
nation and two were for unauthorized
entry into the stadium.
Eleven people were ejected from the
stadium, one of whom was in posses-
sion of stolen tickets. Medical staff
treated 61 people and transported 15 to
the hospital, many due to alcohol-relat-
ed illnesses.
Two arrested over
drug possession
Two people were arrested for vio-
lation of the public health code early
,yesterday morning, according to the
Department of Public Safety. One
person was in possession of suspect-
qd hallucinogenic mushrooms, possi-
..bly with the intent to deliver them to
others. The second suspect was in
possession of marijuana. Neither per-
.son was affiliated with the Universi-
ty. Both were released until lab
-analysis of the suspected mushrooms
and marijuana is completed.
Water fountains
ripped off wall of
residence hall
A DPS officer in Mary Markley
-Residence Hall reported Friday
morning that three water fountains
,had been partially ripped from the
,:wall. The fountains sustained so
-much damage they had to be
aremoved. DPS reports place the value
of each fountain at $300.
DPS helmet stolen
from stadium
A navy-blue DPS helmet was stolen
from the press box of Michigan Stadi-
um during Saturday's football game. A
search of the press box yielded no
clues to the missing helmet, according
4to DPS reports.
Firework incident
" sparks DPS call
DPS records show that a caller from
the University Golf Course reported a
disorderly person had thrown fireworks
at her and under her vehicle Saturday
evening. A DPS officer investigated and
-found no suspects or indications of prob-
lems. The vehicle sustained no property
damage and the caller was not injured.
CD salesmen
violate dorm rules
-, A caller from South Quad Residence
r Tiall reported two suspicious people
oing door to door selling CDs
SWednesday night. The two people were
not affiliated with the University and
did not harass dorm residents, DPS
reports said. DPS advised the vendors
of solicitation policy in the dorms and
escorted them from the building.

Student reports
stolen OSU tickets
DPS records show a caller from Bet-
sey Barbour Residence Hall reported
her Ohio State football game ticket had
been stolen from her dorm room
Thursday evening.
Pieces of cement
ceiling rain down
on parked vehicle
A caller from the Fletcher Street
parking garage reported that cement
chips 2.5 inches in diameter fell from
the parking lot ceiling and damaged his
car Wednesday afternoon, DPS reports
-show. DPS turned the case over to Uni-
versity maintenance for parking-lot
repairs. No damage estimate was avail-
able for the vehicle.
Bursley employee
samples food at
residence hall
A caller from Bursley Residence
Hall reported a theft of food from the
cafeteria Friday afternoon. An employ-
ee apparently went through the cafete-
,-fia food line and sampled the food
without permission. The incident is
-listed as a larceny from a building and

Fertilizer assembly line 1

Students First wins majority
of student government seats

By Kristin Ostby
Daily Staff Reporter
Unofficial results from last week's
student government elections show
that the Students First party won the
majority of seats on the Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly and LSA Student Gov-
ernment.
Six hundred more students voted in
MSA mid-term elections this year
than last year - 5,598 compared to
last fall's 4,995.
Before results are made official,
they need approval by the Central Stu-
dent Judiciary - the judicial body for
student governments. The CSJ is
expected to meet sometime early this
week to validate results, said Election
Director Dan Barrera.
The 10 CSJ justices were appointed
just before elections began at an MSA
steering committee meeting last week,
after the assembly realized there were
no active members on the board.
In MSA elections, according to the
unofficial results, Students First won
17 seats, the University Party won
four, and the Defend Affirmative
Action Party won two.
All nine of the open LSA seats and
all three of the open Rackham seats on
MSA went to Students First candidates.
In LSA-SG elections, Students
First won nine seats and the U Party

gained one.
"I'm just so proud of our team. We
were up day and night working so hard
and the results show that," said Stu-
dents First Chair Jesse Levine.
Levine, an LSA sophomore, said
these results are not typical, and that
Students First could not have per-
formed as well in elections without the
massive effort put in by candidates.
"Our message was clear and the
students on campus embraced it,"
Levine added.
Students First prevailed in the elec-
tions despite difficulties the party
faced last week when one of its candi-
dates received a death threat and sev-
eral campaigners were removed from
a residence hall for breaking cam-
paign policy.
Junior Anita Leung, a U Party candi-
date, was reelected to her position as
Engineering representative on MSA
with more votes than any other Engi-
neering candidate. "For me, the victory
was kind of bittersweet. ... The U
Party only gained five seats," she said.
"I'm really proud of the U Party
because we ran the cleanest campaign
that I've seen. ... We didn't break any
rules, and it was a good group of kids,
and I made a lot of good friends,"
Leung added.
Barrera said that elections ran very
smoothly overall.

New MSA and LSA-SG representa-
tives will take their seats at their
respective Dec. 2 "in-and-out" meet-
ings, which will also be the last meet-
ings for outgoing representatives.
University of Michigan Engineer-
ing Council election results are still
pending due to problems with the vot-
ing website.
UMEC President Chitra Laxmanan
said she expects it will be at least a
week before votes are hand-counted to
make sure that all of the votes came
from UMEC students.
The site informed Engineering stu-
dents that they were ineligible to vote
in the UMEC election. The ballot
allows for any student to vote in any
college's election, so Engineering stu-
dents still could have voted. Still, Lax-
manan said, many students were turned
away by the site's statement that they
could not.
Results are still unofficial for three
representative spots in Rackham,
which had three spots up for grabs.
All three tentatively elected students
are from the Students First party.
Haroon Ullah said that the three stu-
dents elected to RSG seats are in the
same doctoral program studying politi-
cal science. "We're all students of
color, so we're all minority students,"
he added. "That is, I think, an interest-
ing trend."

Pressed solid-waste sewage travels along a conveyor belt to be used
for fertilizer. A Houston-based company, Synagro Technologies, has
tentatively assumed a 15-year contract to dispose of waste for the
city and its customers in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Regents rename Media Union, approve new center

By Carmen Johnson
Daily Staff Reporter
While the University administration braces
itself for another possible cut in funding from the
state and faces criticism from graduate student
instructors over the University's higher price for
health care, it's still business as usual in the Flem-
ing Administration Building.
The Board of Regents passed several measures
Thursday relating to University buildings. The
regents gave the Media Union a new name and
approved the construction of a new parking struc-
ture and a facility to help athletes with their studies.
University fundraising campaign co-chair
Richard Rogel also announced last week that Pres-
ident Mary Sue Coleman and her husband, Ken-
neth, will give $500,000 as a gift to the University.
Half of Coleman's gift will fund graduate fel-
lowships and undergraduate scholarships. Money
will also go toward the William Monroe Trotter

House and the University of Michigan Museum
of Art renovations, among other projects.
"Ken and I have given to a number of universi-
ties over the years because we believe passionate-
ly in higher education and in the opportunities
that it provides," Coleman said.
In response to budget tightening, the adminis-
tration is hoping that fundraising will help keep
revenues up to allow for projects like the academ-
ic center on South Campus. The regents approved
the design for the $12-million center to cater to
the scholastic demands of student athletes.
The site, to be built near the Marie Hartwig
Building on South State Street, will blend with
the adjacent buildings, said Diane Brown,
spokeswoman for Facilities and Operations. The
construction will begin next summer.
"This is, and has been, the number-one facility
priority for me and the athletic department," said
Michigan Athletic Director Bill Martin. The
building will be mostly funded from athletic

department gifts and investments, Brown added.
Coleman also announced the renaming of the
Media Union on North Campus to honor former
University President James Duderstadt and his
wife, Anne. Duderstadt served as president from
1988 to 1996 after serving as the provost and
dean of the College of Engineering. The center
will be rededicated as the James and Anne Dud-
erstadt Center this spring.
"It is particularity meaningful to us that his
facility will bear our names since its unique com-
bination of libraries, design studios, performance
spaces, galleries and technology symbolizes the
leadership of the University in exploring the future
of learning environments for our students and fac-
ulty, Duderstadt said at last week's meeting.
Regent Katherine White (D-Ann Arbor) spoke
about the Duderstadts' contribution to the Univer-
sity and highlighted Anne's commitment to the
institution's history.
"Anne has a legacy for her dedication in pre-

serving our University's history," White said. Anne
Duderstadt will be publishing a pictorial history of
North Campus next month, White added.
Continuing their work on the campus parking
shortage, the regents passed a $13-million park-
ing structure project on East Ann Street, near the
medical campus.
The structure, which will hold 500 parking
spots, will be funded using parking resources.

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