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www.mickgandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Vol. CXV, No. 49 ©2004 The Michigan Daily

Required
sexuality
course
proposed
By Aymar Jean
Daily Staff Reporter
A student-led initiative, years in the
making, is now gaining momentum. In
about two years, LSA students could see
a dramatic change to their University
curriculum.
A group of students are pushing for
a course requirement for gender and
sexuality issues, similar to the race and
ethnicity requirement. The require-
ment would mandate LSA students take
three credits of classes addressing these
issues. Students would still need 120
credits to graduate, but the new require-
ment would not replace the race and
ethnicity one. It could also count for a
student's distribution requirement.
The group; called the Gender and
Sexuality Requirement Committee, is
presenting its proposal to LSA social
science department chairs today. Earlier
this week, the committee recommended
the proposal to women's studies faculty
members. The students hope to address
the LSA curriculum committee early
next semester, which is the first step to
getting the approval of all LSA faculty.
"A Gender and Sexuality requirement
will create new dialogues, challenge
hegemonic discourse, break taboos and
stigmas, and open up realms of commu-
nication between all students," states the
students' proposal, , slowly being circu-
lated among LSA faculty members. The
plan would incorporate a wide swathe of
issues, from classes on "Hollywood Mas-
culinity" to those on gender and health.
The requirement would not be imple-
mented until the fall 2006 term at the
earliest. The committee has worked to
create a student-led movement support-
ing the changes. Members say that to
the to the best of their knowledge, this
is the first time students have pushed
for a curriculum requirement in recent
years. Last year, the students circulated
petitions and collected about 1,000 sig-
natures, LSA senior and committee co-
chair Catheryn Malczynski said.
"This isn't some activist process,"
because the group is working within the
bureaucratic process LSA senior and
co-chair Laura Cederberg said.
Group leaders stressed that taking
a women's studies class is not the only
way to satisfy the requirement. They
have compiled a list of about 40 courses
See GENDER, Page 3A

I

Greeks

OK

party

changes

New
size,

regulations limit party
implement BYOB policy

By Kyle Herrala
and Justin Miller
Daily Staff Reporters
Yesterday marked the final step for
a new social policy that will radically
change Greek system parties next
semester.
The Interfraternity Council adopted
an amendment last night that "strongly

encourages" fra-
ternity houses to
have people sign
waivers when
entering a party.
This proposition
is optional for
houses, unlike
the require-
ments passed
last week for
parties requiring
that Greeks must
limit the number
of guests at their
parties, regis-
ter parties in
advance, adopt a
bring-your-own
alcohol policy

Party on
Greeks will limit t
people attendingp
monitors at the d(
The number of pai
depend on the nui
invited to the part
A bring-your-own-a
was adopted
Greek officials sa
the changes to m;
safer and reduce
liabilities in lawsu

not ostracizing (students), and to make
them realize that our parties were out
of control."
Fraternities must register parties
and tell SRC, a board that ensures
adherence to party regulations, how
many people will be in attendance. A
tier system, contingent on the estimat-
ed guest list, will determine the moni-
toring level of each party by SRC.
The first
tier will allow
100 people or
he number of fewer to attend,
parties and have including frater-
oor nity members
living in that
rty monitors will house. Monitors
mber of guests from SRC will
y be required to
3Icohol policy attend the party.
SRC monitors
would regulate
id they adopted party attendance
iake parties at the door and,
fraternities' try to keep the
Jits party safe inside.
Once the party
reaches its limit,
the SRC moni-
tors must prohibit more people from
going in until others leave.
Second-tier parties will allow twice
as many people and require more SRC
monitors.
The third tier will be the largest
permitted by the Greek system, allow-
ing fraternity members and from 200
to 400 extra people in a party with
numerous SRC monitors.
No matter what the size of the party,
all attendees must show their Mcard at
the door and bring their own alcohol,
which may be up to a six-pack of beer
or one pint of liquor per person. Once
inside, a person will have the option of
holding their alcohol or keeping it at a
check-in station where it will be given
back to them when they ask for it.
In addition, some houses may ask
people to sign a waiver, drafted by a
lawyer, which aims to reduce frater-
nities' liability for partygoers' negli-
See GREEKS, Page 3A

ALEXANDER VLIAUU/Uaiy
B.B. King performs at the Michigan Theater last night as part of the Legends of Rock and Roll series, which
started off with Brian Wilson in October.

Blues king plays in A

2

By Alexander Dziadosz
Daily Arts Writer
There are few performers today who
could appear on stage in a multi-colored
smoking jacket, bowtie and American-
flag-print guitar strap and expect to be
taken seriously. But, such is the presence
of "The King of Blues," and an outfit
sure to make Queer Eye fans cringe did
nothing but accentuate the awesome

power of the voice and musicianship of
one truly worthy of the title King.
It is safe to say that the older mem-
bers of the audience, the ones who had
paid over $80 to see Riley "B.B." King,
knew what they were in for. For many,
.it was their third or fourth viewing of
the King. For the younger members of
the audience lucky enough to have a
first-time viewing of B.B. King, how-
ever, any expectations of an old and

tired bluesman were thoroughly blown
away by a night of highly energized
and intricate blues.
Based on the continuing careers
of rock and roll greats such as Bob
Dylan, Mick Jagger and The Who, it
would be easy to expect the 79-year-
old King to succumb to the stereotype
of the legendary, but decrepit musi-
cian. One could easily envision a man
See KING, Page 3A

and include monitors at the door and
inside.
While the changes will require the
G9reek system to restrict and monitor
the number of people attending fra-
ternity parties, they will still be open
to all University students, and not just
members of the Greek system.
The Greek community has adopted
these changes to make parties safer,
keep them fun and to reduce chap-
ters' liability in the event of a lawsuit,
said Alan Lovi, IFC spokesman. The
changes take effect next semester, but
there will be no fraternity parties for
the first weekend after classes begin
because new Social Responsibility
Committee monitors must be trained
before they can watch over parties.
"There's two real big challenges
- execution of the plan and enforce-
ment," said Dustin Schmuldt, incom-
ing vice president of social policy.
"We want to educate people that we're

Students to protest at
Bush's inauguration

By Laura Van Hyfte
For the Daily

For many student Democrats, election
night was painful, surprising and difficult
to endure.
Currently, Republicans are the dominating
force in the national government - President
Bush has been re-elected, Republicans hold
the majority in Congress and conservative
Justices dominate the Supreme Court.
While some students celebrated Bush's
victory over Democratic
challenger Sen. John Kerry "Nothing
(D-Mass.) on Nov. 2, oth-
ers have already begun to more pa
mobilize a protest at his .a
inauguration ceremony in than vO1
Washington.
Most organizations' your Oyi
focus now is getting to democra
Washington for the Jan.
19 ceremony.
Students for Progress,
a liberal activism group
founded in response to C
the 2004 election, plan to
bus students to the nation's
capital for the inauguration.
University alum Paul Denning, the Stu-

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and devise responses to the government's
issues, he said.
"Basically, we want to unite progressive-
minded people. We want to emphasize that
this is a positive thing. We want to look
beyond just protesting," Denning said.
College Democrats are also planning to
protest in Washington. Currently, they are
planning for independent modes of transpor-
tation to the inauguration, said Libby Benton,
vice president of College Democrats.
Benton, an LSA junior, added that cre-
ating tension and
r iS irritation is not their
intent while at the
triotic inauguration.
"I think that there
cing is a lot of emotional
energy right now,
nion in held by students who
CY." worked hard on the
campaign. Going
to the inauguration
- Libby Benton (and protesting) is a
Vice President of way to bring students
togetheradshw
iollege Democrats tgte and show
a positive presence.
We plan on being
peaceful," Benton said.
College Democrats and Students for

ASHLEY HARPER/Daily
Children read their poems and stories, yesterday at a celebration for Telling It in the RC auditorium. Telling it, an RC program, is
aimed at fostering an environment of positive learning for children.
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