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NEWS

The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 15, 2004 - 3

ON CAMPUS
Walk for Wishes
to raise money for
terminally ill kids
The Michigan Make-A-Wish Foun-
dation, which fulfills the wishes of
terminally ill children, will have their
annual "Walk for Wishes" tomorrow
morning at 9 a.m. The walk covers
5 km and starts from Gallup Park; a
shuttle from Huron High School will
be available. Registration begins at
7:30 a.m. For more information, call
the Make-A-Wish Foundation at (800)
622-9474.
Arabic music to
feature traditional,
jazz overtones
The Arab World Music Festival,
featuring Marcel Khalife and the Al
Mayadtne Ensemble, will take place
tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. in Hill Audito-
rium. Khalife specializes in the Leba-
nese oud, a lutelike Arabic instrument.
He performs traditional Arabic music
but often incorporates jazz and contem-
porary musical styles.
Tickets cost $10 to $40 and are avail-
able in advance at Burton Tower, or by
calling the University Musical Society
at 764-2538. Any remaining tickets will
be sold at the door.
Social justice
author to speak for
women's center
The Center for the Education of
Women will celebrate its 40th anni-
versary with a lecture by Julianne
Malveaux, an economist and syndicated
columnist. The speech is titled "Mak-
ing Room for Sadie: Race, Gender, and
Access in Higher Education and Soci-
ety." The talk will be today at 2 p.m. in
the Michigan League Ballroom.
Reading in RC
features chant,
oral poetry
The English Department will host
a poetry reading by Anne Waldman, a
post-beat poet who cofounded the Jack
Kerouac School of Disembodied Poet-
ics along with Allen Ginsberg. She is
known for a collection of chant poems
called "Fast Speaking Woman" and for
her oral poetry. Waldman's reading will
take place in the Residential College
Auditorium at 8 p.m today.
CRIME
NOTES
Threats of
violence prompt
police call
'A caller from Helen Newberry Resi-

dence Hall reported to the Department
of Public Safety Wednesday evening
that he or she had been harassed by an
acquaintance. The caller claimed to have
received threats of physical violence.
Soccer injury
lands one in ER
A caller Wednesday night requested
an ambulance for a person who had been
playing soccer and had bumped heads
with another player. The injured person
was transported to the emergency room
of the University Hospital.
THIS DAY
In Daily History
Off-campus
alcohol taken out
of Student Code
Oct. 15, 1992 - University admin-
istrators decided to remove a clause
concerning illegal use of alcohol off-
campus from the Statement of Student
Rights and Responsibilities. The clause
had prohibited the illegal use, sale, dis-
tribution and manufacture of alcohol off
campus or at University-affiliated events,

ADMISSIONS
Continuedfrom.page 1
As part of the University's recruit-
ment efforts, Coleman will be the main
speaker at two events in Detroit, and
the admissions office will be increas-
ing its contacts with "minority-serving
high schools" in such cities as Grand
Rapids and Flint.
Some campus activists say applica-
tions from blacks decreased because
of last year's strained campus climate.
Last semester, dozens of University
students staged protests and demon-
strations, citing that the University did
not take diversity seriously. Several
students claimed that the University
was not hospitable to minorities.
One of their main concerns was the
William Monroe Trotter House, whose
dilapidated condition spurred the Uni-
versity to provide some initial funding
to renovate it. "A lot of people decided
to go to Michigan State because of the
climate," Education graduate student
Kate Stenvig said, who works regular-
ly with black high school students in
Detroit through BAMN. "I definitely
hold the University responsible for it,
because they just haven't done enough
to make it clear that students on the
campus do want an integrated class."
But application numbers have
decreased at several universities across
the country, administrators said, citing
both Indiana University and Ohio State
University. "There's something going
on that moves beyond the University
of Michigan," Monts said.
Since more students decided to go to
the University this year, despite fewer
people applying, the University may
need to lower its enrollment rate for the
next year. Monts said this may or may
not result in lower admissions rates.
The year's admission rate was 62 per-
cent, up from 53 percent the previous
year and 49 percent the year before.
Even though the high yield rate sug-
gests that more students are willing to
come to the University when accepted,
Monts stressed that this is only one
year's set of data, and that the admis-
sions office will have to look at trends.
The admissions office bases its enroll-
ment rates, in part, on the number of
students each college or department can
hold. So if the University accepts the
higher number of students who want to
enroll, the importance of state funding
is crucial, University Provost Paul Cou-
rant said. "This growth in our enrollment
underscores the need for a much stronger
level of funding support from the state,"
Courant said in a written statement.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm has expressed
her desire to increase the number of col-
lege graduates in the state, but the state's
contribution to the University's general
fund has dipped to 29 percent, the lowest
in more than 40 years. Given the trends
in state funding, it is unlikely that this
funding will be fully restored.

Fall Break reminder: Lock your doors, break-ins are on the rise
While many students are printing boarding passes or gassing up their cars for fall break trips, the Ann Arbor Police Department has a concern a little closer to
home - in fact, no farther than students' front doors.
Ann Arbor Police Sgt. Ed Dreslinski said there have been 56 off-campus home invasions since Sept. 6, including 30 invasions where there is no forced entry,
which he said is higher than in previous years. He reminds students of the importance of locking doors and windows, especially when they will be gone for long
periods of time, such as over fall break.
"If (students) keep their windows unlocked or if there's only one person that stays behind. there's less chance of someone coming back and interrupting some-
thing. The potential for increase is definitely there when students leave town -whether it's accidental or laziness." he added.
The Department of Public Safety also urges students living on campus to secure their belongings over the break.
"People do need to take safeguards, both when they're around and when they're not. But certainly when
people are gone, there isn't anybody to look out (for them)," DPS spokeswoman Diane Brown said.
Dreslinski said taking simple precautions can help protect students from home invasion because
burglars will look for an "easier target."
"People don't want to break doors and windows because it causes noise and they don't want to get
caught. They'll look for an easier target," he added.
The University's Campus Safety Handbook provides suggestions for home safety, including locking
>our doors while sleeping and taking valuables home during vacation.

TROTTER
Continued from page 1
needed and was not taken out of student accounts.
LSA senior Stephanie Chang, a member of Student
Voices in Action, said the planned renovations would be
an improvement over the house's current conditions.
"It's a good step, but I haven't seen where the money
is going," Chang said.
House managers plan to begin reconstruction and
renovations in 2005. Trotter House will be closed dur-
ing the work. Managers are still looking for a tempo-
rary location for the student group offices currently
housed there and for the weekly multicultural events
held at the house. The expected completion of the proj-
ect is September 2006.
KOIB
Continued from page 1 H
unnecessary expenditure.
"Empty mass transit vehicles indicate I
inefficiencies inherent in the system,"
Rep. Matt Milosch (R-Lambertville)
said when voting against the bill.
"Establishing DARTA would simply
allow tax dollars to be thrown at a plan
that has yet to deliver any indication of
efficiency."
But Kolb said there is a demand for
the service among residents in Ann
Arbor, especially students who need to
travel to the Detroit Metro Airport.
Being the only openly gay mem-
ber of the state Legislature, Kolb also
expressed opposition to the Proposal 2.
ballot initiative that would amend thea
state constitution to ban gay marriage.
Sheagren said he would fight for the
proposal to "defend the institution of
marriage." Sheagren also expressed con-
cern that Michiganders relied too much
on Lansing and that he would focus on
empowering the citizens of Ann Arbor.
"I just want people to take responsi-7
bility for their own actions and be able
to give to the organizations they feel are
worthy, and keep their tax dollars to do
that," Sheagren said.
Kolb said Republicans have failed in
an economy that is not currently grow-
ing - Michigan's 6.7 percent unemploy- RayannF
ment rate is the nation's second-highest. Symanzil

The $200,000 assigned for facility needs will
remain unspent until reconstruction blueprints are
completed. The money is likely to be used for paint-
ing, furniture and landscaping, depending on the
advice of the soon-to-be formed Trotter Advisory
Council, Aqui Pacania said.
In addition to the money granted for building
repairs, Trotter House has received $80,000 from
the University to support its many multicultural pro-
grams, as well as to fund new programs such as the
21st annual MESA Pow Wow, a forum to discuss
minority issues and a luncheon focusing on race and
gender issues.
Rachkam student Roxanna Duntley-Matos, director
of Asociacion Latina Alcanzando Suenos and of Lati-
nos Unidos, two organizations serving the local Lati-
no community, said she would like to see some of the
E GREAT PUMPKIN HU

money invested in keeping the Trotter House building
open during the summer. In the previous summers it
had been closed due to lack of funding. "During the
summer we have to find other places to have sessions
- sometimes in parking lots," she said.
LSA freshman Magaly Grimaldo previously attended
a barbecue for engineers at the Trotter House sponsored
by University group Assisting Latinos to Maximize
Achievement. "(Here) you are able to learn about others'
views and your views on (ethnic) backgrounds," she said.
Grimaldo added that she believes the renovations
are important because the house "shows what Michi-
gan has to offer."
Both Burnett and Aqui Pacania said they are look-
ing forward to the new and improved building. "We
really appreciate all the support from students and the
support of the University," Aqui Pacania said.
T RAMADAN
JNT Continued from page 1
focused more on the Quran. You read
it a lot more during Ramadan. I've
tried to keep reading it throughout the
year," Haq said.
Haq added that in general Ramadan
makes her more conscious of God.
No matter what she's doing, studying
or taking an exam or any other activ-
ity, she said she feels that she is more
aware of God's presence in her life.
To kick of the holy month, LSA
junior As'ad Tarsin spoke at a meet-
ing headed by the Muslim Students'
Association last night in Hutchins
Hall in the Law Quad. He talked
about fasting and gave tips that Mus-
lim students can use to grow spiritu-
ally this month while juggling exams,
homework and jobs.
On Oct. 26 the Muslim Students'
Association will also sponsor a Fast-
A-Thon, inviting all University stu-
dents to participate in a day of fasting
capped off by a large dinner at the
Michigan Union after sundown.

P
Prescott, 2, looks over the selection of pumpkins at
k's Berry Farm in Atlas Township, Mich. on Wednesday.

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