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* Parking, traffic
changes announced
A number of traffic and parking
changes will take place starting this
week. In the Ann Street lot near Glen
Avenue, the eastern three rows of park-
ing spaces, totaling 39 spots, will close
tomorrow and remain closed for the
next six months. Alternative parking
can be found in the Palmer Drive Park-
ing Structure off Washtenaw Avenue,
although a Blue AVI device is required
to park there.
The Beal Avenue construction will
continue between Hayward Avenue and
Bonisteel Boulevard through the end of
October. The intersection of Bonisteel
Boulevard and Beal Avenue will close
Oct. 2 and 3. There will be no pedestrian
access through the parking lot south of the
Engineering Programs Building through
the end of October. Pedestrians should
instead follow Draper Street to Hayward.
Housing director
to give more info
on new hall
During the University Board of
Regents monthly meeting today at 2
* p.m., Housing Director Carole Henry
is expected to give more details
regarding the University's plan for
student housing, including discussion
pf a residence hall. She is expected to
speak after the public comments sec-
tion of the meeting. The meeting will
take place in the Regents Room of the
Fleming Building and is open to the
Real World cast
members throw
party for 'U'
Randy and Robin from MTV's
4'The Real World San Diego" will be
at Necto Nightclub tonight from 10
p.m. to 2 a.m. Watch for an interview
with them tomorrow in The Michigan
r Steel tunnel hatch
heist lands one in
police custody
Department of Public Safety offi-
cers located a man loading a stolen
steel tunnel hatch into his vehicle on
the 800 block of South University
Avenue om Tuesday night. Officers
arrested the man for larceny and took
him into the station.
Driver runs into,
damages building
in traffic mishap
A caller from the Briarwood Medical

* Rehab Building reported to DPS that a
woman had hit the building with her car
Tesday afternoon. Both the car and the
building sustained minor damage. An
incident report for an off-roadway acci-
dent was filed. No one was injured.
In Daily History
'U' opens new
residence hall for
law students
Sept. 23, 1924 - With all living
accommodations for 158 students
filled, the University's Lawyers' Club
and Residence Hall opened its portals
to the men of the Law School over the
The first building constructed for the
Lawyers' Club consisted of a main club
room, a huge dining hall and a three-
story residence hall divided into nine
The main entrance to the new build-
ing, which cost more than $2 million to
construct, faced South State Street.
The hall could accommodate more
than 300 people in the dining hall, and
® all law school students were allowed to


Continued from page 1A
When a survivor calls the Crisis Line,
the line goes to a cellular phone carried
by the professional coordinator. If she
is on the line, survivors get a voicemail
explaining the situation and providing
information for alternative services, like
SAFE House. Survivors also have the
option of leaving a voicemail with a name
and contact information.
"We have very, very few times when
we actually have overlapping calls,"
Cichy said.
Previously, the Crisis Line used a sys-
tem of pagers, where student volunteers
were notified by an operator when a sur-
vivor called the line. Cichy said the new
system is better, because survivors can
reach help immediately. SAPAC has been
working with their wireless provider to
ensure consistent phone service.
In addition, because the coordina-
tor is a SAPAC staff member, she is
able to relay the information gathered
on-site to the staff member who does
advocacy for survivors. This reduces
the numbers of times a survivor has to
tell her story - originally, opponents
to the changes were concerned that
survivors would have to recount their
traumatic experiences several times in
order to get help.
But opponents to the changes have

element, whichi almost all crisis lines are
based on." she added. ""t's a matter ofcon-
necting with someone who made a com-
mitment because they care, because they
want to be there to listen."
So far, the start-of-the-year workload
- the busiest time of the year for SA PAC
- has been manageable, Cichy said.
But the volume of calls might have gone
down since the changes were announced,
LSA alum and former student activist Mia
White said, because some survivors may
have sought alternative services.
CAPS has also worked to accom-
modate its new sexual assault services,
CAPS director Todd Sevig said. The
office has conducted professional devel-
opment, made handouts and adapted
its website to provide services to sexual
assault survivors.
It also addressed the space issue. Oppo-
nents originally argued that there was lit-
tle room at CAPS to accommodate sexual
assault services. A report issued by the
University last year supported this claim,
citing that CAPS was "constrained by lack
of additional space," according the Mental
Health Work Group report.
Those issues have been resolved, Sevig
said. By the second week of August,
CAPS had created two new offices for the
counselors. "We're in really good shape
with space right now," he said.
The office has created several private
waiting areas for survivors, should they
not want to wait in the public area -

Engineering junior Rahul Sumant is stopped by a Jews for Jesus representative near the Diag on Sept. 15.
Jews for Jesus defends

name, campus
By Victoria Edwards believe Jesus is the Messiah. W


uan~1y Matt Kep~jorter
Clad in T-shirts proclaiming "Jews
for Jesus," members of the seemingly
paradoxical organization have made
themselves a presence on the Diag -
prompting criticism from mainstream
Jewish groups.
The group, from San Francisco, says
it is nearing the end of a three-week
evangelical outreach on the campus.
Jews for Jesus volunteer Dena Schultz
said the group is targeting cities with a
population of more than 25,000 Jews.
"The organization desires to engage
Jewish people in the claims of Jesus
being the Messiah. Jewish people all over
the world are considering Hinduism,
Buddhism, but one taboo is still believ-
ing in Jesus. We encourage them to see
for themselves," said Shaun Buchhalter,
director of Detroit's Jews For Jesus.
Buchhalter, who was born to a Jewish
family and raised secular, said all of the
organization's staff was born or married
into Jewish families. He added that they
work with volunteers on campus who
were born into non-Jewish families.
Buchhalter said although a basic belief
in Judaism is the belief in one God, secular
atheistic Jews are still considered Jewish.
Therefore accepting Jesus as the Messiah
doesn't make him any less Jewish.
- "We're Jewish people who came to

the only way is through Jesu
sacrifice. We don't want to ex
Jewish people," Buchhalter sai
He said the reaction of JewishI
the University's campus has be
with curiosity and hostility,
some appeared receptive.
Rabbi Jason Miller, assistan
of the University Hillel Founda
Hillel is ignoring Jews for Jesus
the recommendation of the Jew]
munity Council of Metro Detroi
"We are following the reco
tion of that committee that Jew
munal organizations (like Hill
respond to the Jews for Jesus C
That will only help them publi
message," Miller said in an e-r
Instead, Miller said Hillel ha
to inform as many of the 6,C
ish students on campus as pos
"Jews for Jesus is an organi
Christians that employs coerc
niques and indoctrinating pr
in its efforts to convert Jews."
LSA sophomore Perry Tei
student vice-chair for Hillel, sa
qualms with the underlying b
the organization as well as ho
spreading their message across
"I completely respect having
believe what they want. I don't
ple trying to impose their beli
cially when they conflict witht

m p a 1g ncontinually said the old system worked which at certain times could contain up to
well and that this new system is flawed. 10 or 12 people.
"Is that an acceptable response in a In the private spaces, survivors can wait
We believe The basic belief is you can't believe in time of crisis? To get a voicemail?" LSA without fear of running into a perpetrator.
s and his Jesus and be a Jew," Teicher said. senior Kathryn Turnock said. "To have "From a psychological perspective, the
(lude the In response, LSA junior David Mor- one person is unethical in a lot of ways, issue of space is very important to stu-
d. ley has started distributing pamphlets for and impractical. dents who have been targets, or victims,
people on Jews for Judaism, a group that combats "You're taking away the volunteer of sexual assault," Sevig said.
en mixed Jews for Jesus. Although Morley doesn't
although belong to Jews for Judaism, he says, "I
have followed (Jews for Jesus represen- other sectors in hiring.
It director tatives) around and handed out Jews for Lynne Sebille-White, assistant director
ation, said Judaism literature." Continued from page 1A of recruitment services at the University's
,based on He added that although Jews for Jesus and hiring decisions are lagging indica- Career Center, said she has witnessed the
vish Coin- challenges the basic premise of the Jew- tors of a recovery. "At some point, firms upward trend in employment firsthand.
t. ish faith, it has actually strengthened the become confident that the recovery is "I know that overall we have seen an
mmenda- faith of Jewish students on campus. "I feel real," he said. "We've entered that phase increase in our campus recruiting for fall,"
vish com- it made the Jewish community on campus where firms are going to start hiring she said, adding that consulting firms and
el) do not stronger - it gives all the Jews something again. It's good for the economy and . investment banks were among the service
ampaign. to feel strongly about," Morely said. good for Michigan students." companies already recruiting.
cize their Miller said combating the organiza- According to the NACE survey, ser- However, she also said since it is still
mail. tion on campus is something he has vice sector employers are projecting a early in the school year, not all employers
as chosen encouraged other religious organizations 12.1 percent increase in college hiring, have begun recruiting college students
000 Jew- on campus to get involved in as well. while the manufacturing sector, which yet. "We're being cautiously optimistic."
sible that "I sent a letter to our colleagues in was particularly hard-hit by job losses Mackes stressed that despite the bet-
zation of the Association of Religious Counsel- over the past few years, projects a simi- ter economic prospects, students still
ive tech- ors at U of M, urging them to speak out lar 12.9 percent increase. need to take the initiative in searching
opaganda against Jews for Jesus on behalf of the Grimes predicted high employer for a job. "Although the news is positive
religious community," Miller said. "We demand for graduates with a broad- for new college graduates, it is impor-
cher, the have, thus far, been disappointed in that based knowledge of health care and tant to recognize that the job market
aid he has the Christian community does not real- graduates looking for employment in remains competitive," she said.
beliefs of ize that this is its problem as well. Jews financial management and human rela- Sebille-White also advised students
w they're for Jesus is promoti ngits ei s views tions. However he expressed skepticism to take their lob search seriousl and to
campus. above everyone else's and in doing, has about the information and technology take advantage of the Career enter s
someone violated the unwritten rules of public job market, saying that the large number resources. "Build some time into your
like peo- discourse at the University;"- -- - of college-students who-have trained in schedule for a job search. A lot of peo-
efs, espe- - Darcy Downing contributed to this field has resulted in an "overhang of ple say it's like having a part time job or
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