The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 13, 2004 - 3A
IM sports begin
* registration for
The Intramural Sports Program
is beginning registration for fall
term soccer, 3-on-3 basketball and
broomball leagues. Interested indi-
viduals should stop by the Intramu-
ral Sports Building at 606 Hoover
St. between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
today. Fees are $50 per team for bas-
ketball and $88 per team for broom-
ball and soccer.
for Gilbert and
The U-M Gilbert and Sullivan
Society will be holding auditions for
their fall production of The Gondo-
liers beginning today and running
through Thursday. All students are
invited to try out. Auditions will be
held from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Stu-
dent Theater Arts Complex behind
in higher education
Maris Vinovskis will give a speech
titled "Intellectual Diversity in Higher
Education?" The lecture will focus on
the history of promoting intellectual
diversity in higher education, as well
as its policy implications.
Vinovskis will speak in the Oster-
man Common Room in the Rack-.
ham Building from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Vinovskis is the Bentley Professor of
History, a professor of public policy and
a senior research scientist at the Center
for Political Studies in the Institute for
Alcohol violations back to normal
Welcome week 'trend' dissipates due to away football ame
By Melissa Benton
Daily Staff Reporter
After a significant increase from last
year in minor in possession of alcohol
citations during welcome week, police
say so-called "party violations" are
back down to expected levels.
For instance, the Department of Public
Safety issued 17 MIP citations this week-
end. 25 were issued during the Saturday
of the first weekend of last school year;
however, the Wolverines also played
a home football game last year, which
would tend to raise the number of alcohol
violations. No statistics were available for
the first Friday night of last year.
As expected, alcohol violations
decreased as compared with last week.
The Ann Arbor Police Department
issued 41 MIPs during Friday and
Saturday of welcome week, compared
to 30 this weekend. DPS distributed
66 MIPs during welcome week, as
opposed to 17 this weekend.
Lt. Mark Hoornstra at the AAPD
attributed the decrease in MIP viola-
tions to the fact that the football team's
weekly game was played in South Bend,
CmrnchIng the alcohol violation numbers
n 66 - Minor in possession of alcohol violations given
by the Department of Public Safety during welcome
week this year
a 15 - MIPs given out last year during welcome week
17 - MIPs given out this weekend
25 - MIPs given out last year during the first Satur-
day of the school year
ymous, was found unconscious in Palmer
Field and transported to the hospital.
"I woke up in the hospital, and I didn't
remember what happened," he said.
The student was quickly released
from the hospital, but it was not until he
went to buy food that he discovered he
had been issued an MIP. "It was in my
wallet. I was paying for lunch when I
pulled it out of my wallet," he said.
The student said he was mad at
himself for his actions and for receiv-
ing an MIP, but added that he will be
more careful in the future.
Brown said DPS officers are simply
doing their jobs and have not increased
party patrolling. "They haven't taken
a stronger stance, they're just dealing
with what they're encountering," Brown
added. She had said earlier that the initial
welcome week spike in alcohol violations
was due mainly to irresponsible drinking
behavior on the part of students.
She said because students are break-
ing the laws, police must distribute MIPs
to underage drinkers. "One has to also
remember that DPS does not create the
laws, but they are obligated to enforce the
laws," Brown said.
Ind. on Saturday. "Also, it seems to me
that Friday night was a little busier than
(Saturday) night, so I think it had a lot
to do with the fact that Michigan lost,"
"I would like to think our enforce-
ment efforts have kind of deterred
kids, but reality prevents me from
thinking so," Hoornstra added.
DPS spokeswoman Diane Brown
said the number of MIPs given out did
not seem to continue what she had called
a "disappointing trend" of high alcohol
violations during welcome week. She
said that given the number of people out
partying this weekend, the number of
MIPs seemed in line with past years.
One student who received an MIP
during Welcome Week said he will go
to court tomorrow to learn what con-
sequences he will face.
The student, who asked to remain anon-
Group links art, politics
Student taken to
ER for driving nail
A personal injury report was filed
after a student at Martha Cook Resi-
dence Hall reported to the Department
of Public Safety Thursday that she had
driven a nail through her thumb. The
student was transported to the Univer-
sity Hospital's Emergency Room.
ripped out of wall
Early Friday morning, a DPS officer
filed a malicious destruction report after
finding a drinking fountain removed
from the wall of Mary Markley Resi-
In Daily History
By Tina Hildreth
and Leslie Rott
For the Daily
As Election Day approaches, orga-
nizations all over campus are gear-
ing up for one of the most partisan
presidential elections in recent years.
While campaign workers bombard
students with political endorsements,
one University group takes a differ-
ent approach, encouraging artistic
expression rather than candidate
This fall the Arts of Citizenship Pro-
gram, a group of students, faculty and
community members who aim to bridge
the gap between the University and area
residents, will be hosting a public view-
ing of presidential and vice-presidential
Several months ago, Debate Watch,
a nationwide initiative sponsored by
the Presidential Debate Commission
- the group that administers the
presidential debates - contacted the
Arts of Citizenship Program and asked
them to host a Debate Watch event in
By hosting this event, Arts of Citi-
zenship hopes to encourage artistic
responses to today's political climate,
as well as collective debate watching.
David Scobey, founder of the Arts
of Citizenship Program, described the
group as an outlet that "fosters arts,
humanities and design in public and
Working with organizations such
as the Neutral Zone, the Mosaic Youth
Theatre, the Ann Arbor District
Library and the Residential College,
Arts of Citizenship allows University
representatives and students to have
hands-on experience doing research,
taking oral histories and teaching
through plays, presentations and
While the event is still in the plan-
ning stages, group members hope to
host several presentations coinciding
with the debates, and afterwards, pro-
vide a venue for artistic reaction to
Ideas for debate programming
are still being developed. However,
Friday's planning session brought in
a diverse group with substantially
different ideas which have not yet
Ideas include slam poetry, inter-
pretive dances and even the pos-
sibility of giant sculptures of the
candidates. Audience members at
the debates will be encouraged to
render their own artistic pieces
based on their experiences at the
The group's meetings make it pos-
sible for people from various Uni-
versity departments and community
associations to come together for com-
"Networking before and after the
meetings is just as important as the
meeting itself," Scobey said.
LSA senior Stephanie Brown,
the group's events coordinator,
said her interest was sparked by the
program's connections with youth
activities in Detroit. She said she
has since found it an excellent place
to network with faculty-affiliated
with other universities.
Debate Watch is not the only event
promoted by Arts of Citizenship.
Throughout the year, the group collabo-
rates on six to eight projects, including
environmental field trips and after-
school literacy programs.
In conjunction with the Arts
of Citizenship program, Scobey
teaches Community Projects in the
Arts and Humanities, a course that
allows students to contribute to
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Businesses were increasingly
searching for black college graduates
o fill managerial and staff positions,
Bureau of Industrial Relations Direc-
tor George Odiorne said.
Black students did not typically
study business administration at col-
lege because until recently, there had
been few managerial positions open to
blacks and businesses were not seeking
out black graduates, Odiorne said.
But now the door is "wide open"
for many blacks, and graduates with a
master's degree in accounting, finance,
marketing and industrial relations are at
a "distinct advantage," Odiorne said.
He asserted that the business sector
is ahead of many other social and com-
munity institutions by providing fair
employment opportunities to blacks. He
said businesses feel a social responsibil-
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