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NEWS

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 3

ON CAMPUS
'U' to hold flu shot
clinic at Union
There will be a flu shot clinic today
1 to 6 p.m. in the Pond Room of the
Michigan Union. Flu shots are available
for students, faculty and staff. The cost
is $17 and is payable by cash, check, stu-
dent account, Mcare, Grad Care, Care
Choices and the Health Alliance Plan.
Reservations are required at http://
www.umvn.org.
Brown bag lunch
focuses on rule of
law in Russia
The Center for Russian and East
European Studies will be sponsoring a
brown bag lunch today from noon until
1 p.m. in Room 1636 in the School of
Social Work Building. The topic of the
event will be the Yukos Affair and the
rule of law in Russia.
O Bookshop to host
poetry reading
Stuart Dybek will be giving a poetry
reading from his book "Streets in Their
Own Ink" tonight at 7 p.m. at Shaman
Drum Bookshop.
Dybek is a professor of English at
Western Michigan University.
In his second book of poetry, Dybek
explores characters that inhabit severe
and often savage streets. The poems
consecrate a shadowed, alternate city
of dreams and retrospection that par-
allels a modern city of hard realities.
Dybek is the recipient of the PEN/
Malamud Prize, a Whiting Writers'
Award, several O. Henry Awards and a
Pushcart Prize.
CRIME
NOTES
Chef stolen from
dorm over break
A caller reported to the Department
of Public Safety on Monday that a
statue of a chef, valued at $200, was
stolen from her room in the Stockwell
Residence Hall over break. There are
currently no suspects.
Man verbally
assaults victim,
later disappears
A woman walking near the Frieze
Building on Monday afternoon was
approached and verbally threatened
by a yelling man. The woman notified
the DPS, but upon their arrival the man
was gone.
Fire safety sign
reported stolen

A fire safety sign was stolen from the
first floor of East Quad Residence Hall
on Monday, according to DPS. There are
currently no suspects.
THIS DAY
In Daily History
Greeks rule on
when women can
be present in
fraternity houses
Jan. 12, 1968 - Last night the Fra-
ternity Presidents Association voted
to strike the University's regulations
regarding the presence of women in fra-
ternity houses.
Individual houses will now be able to
decide which times women are allowed
in rooms and communal areas in frater-
nity houses.
The previous regulations state, "A
woman shall be allowed in communal
areas of any fraternity in accordance
with her hours. Periods when women
are allowed in non-communal areas
shall be restricted to Friday and Satur-
day nights from 5 p.m. until women's
closing hours and Sunday from 1 p.m.
until closing hours."
Last year the rules were changed to

Athletes perform in mock
rock to benefit Mott

Hockey team steals
the show with its
Riverdance" impression
By H. Jose Bosch
Daily Sports Writer
The stage at the Michigan Theater was home to a dif-
ferent type of performer last night, as the "M" Club and
Michigan Student-Athletes
hosted the 6th annual Mock "ka
Rock to benefit the C.S. Mott The kids at Nv
Children's Hospital. hospital are
The event featured acts by are
various University athletic unbelievable l
teams, including the hockey
and soccer teams and appear- and they're gc
ances made by football players
and Olympic-gold medal win- through more
ner Michael Phelps.
As fans lined up to get the than any of us
best possible seats, the athletes..
prepared for a fun night ever imagine.'
"We're just going out to
have fun and raise money - Eric
for the kids," sophomoreL
Lorilyn Wilson, of the soft- LSA
ball team, said. hockey c
The first act to really get
the crowd's juices flowing was
provided by the men's soccer team. A parody of the Queen
music video for "Bohemian Rhapsody" sent the audience
on a trip down memory lane. But freshman and Ann Arbor
native Cam Cameron made the crowd go wild with his
dance moves.
"You got soul," sophomore and "celebrity judge" Steve
Breaston exclaimed of the first year student. "We have to
give a 10."

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The array of 10's did not stop there, as many other teams
provided the crowd with some memorable moments.
The hockey team received the biggest applause of the
evening. Its opening dance to the Bill Medley hit, "(I Had)
The Time of my Life," was enough to make even football
coach Lloyd Carr crack a smile. But for many, the high-
light of the evening was Kinesiology senior Milan Gajic's
impression of Michael Flatly, Lord of the Dance, while the
entire hockey team did its best "Riverdance."
"It took about two hours (to learn the routine)," LSA
senior Eric Nystrom said of his team's work on the act.
Not to be outdone, the men's track team
performed two Vanilla Ice classics. But the
ott focus of the performance was a tribute to the
heroes in a half shell - the Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles. In outlandish costumes stolen
ids from 1991, the "turtles" battled the evil Shred-
der to the tune of "Go Ninjas Go Ninjas Go!"
ing The crowd jumped to its feet when the perfor-
mance was done, and even Breaston wanted to
call his mother for his turtle action figures.
Kinesiology sophomore and basketball
can player Brent Petway was the night's winner.
The first solo act ever in Mock Rock his-
tory, Petway rapped to his own tune and was
the only act to fully interact with the crowd.
Nystrom Walking up and down the aisle, Petway strung
,nior and together his rap faster than a Detroit Lions
drive, pumping up the crowd in the process.
-captain The Georgia native finished his routine with
five minutes of break dancing, convincing the
judges to give him a perfect score.

Not only were the performances entertaining, they were
also a rewarding experience for the athletes because the
proceed went to benefit the children's hospital.
"The kids at Mott hospital are unbelievable kids, and
they're going through more than any of us can ever imag-
ine," Nystrom said. "To get this many people here and to
raise so much money for Mott hospital - it's an unbeliev-
able cause."

Miller will not run for
senator against Stabenow

U' to create more programs
geared toward minorities

By Jacqueline E. Howard
Daily Staff Reporter
Motivated by a drop in minority applications after the
University's race-conscious admissions policies were struck
down by the U.S. Supreme Court, the University is creating
more programs geared toward minorities.
The University is now focusing its efforts on polishing its
reputation among minority students, which was tarnished
by its unsuccessful defense of its admissions policies, Chris
Lucier, associate director of undergraduate admissions, said.
To attract minority students, the new programs aim to
give students an in-depth look at University life by offering
interaction with University faculty and guided tours."Our
goal is to re-enforce what the University's mission is and
what we stand for. We offer opportunity, diversity and elite
education. We stand for opportunity and excellence," Luc-
ier said.
Due to these renewed efforts to boost minority enroll-
ment, this is the first year the University is running a radio
advertisement, which is airing in the four cities from which
most minority students hail: Detroit, Chicago, Washing-
ton, D.C., and Grand Rapids. The radio ads are designed to
boost minority applications, Lucier said.
But Holly Wissinger, director of News and Public Infor-
mation at Miami University, said it's difficult to advertise a
large institution such as the University, because it is already
well-known, for example, because of its athletics and name
recognition."A small college is good to commercialize. A
lot of it depends on what kind of market they're trying to
reach," Wissinger said.
Since Michigan is already a well-known institution,
Lucier said the radio ads are a way to target a more distinct
group of people.

But Lucier also said the University has yet to learn how
effective the ads are, since it will be not known until all of
this year's applications are received. Michigan is also trying
to promote itself through direct interaction as well.
"We visit 500 high schools within just the state of Michi-
gan each year," Lucier said. "So we will be most effective
through direct contact rather than advertising, since we make
the effort in getting involved with our potential students."
In an effort to reach the black community, University
President Mary Sue Coleman spoke at "A Heritage of
Healing" program in Kalamazoo. This program allowed
a dialogue with Coleman allowing the many students and
parents in attendance to have their questions about the Uni-
versity answered personally. This Sunday, Coleman will
also be attending "Wolverine Day at Hartford" in Detroit,
which offers the president another opportunity to connect
with high school students interested in Michigan.
In early December, the University also organized a pro-
gram called "Pursuit of Excellence,"where over 500 students
and parents participated in an orientation program. Around
this same time, the "Slice of Life" program allowed students
to experience how it would feel to be a true University student
by spending the day with a current University student.
LSA Senior, Brian Maynard, who gives tours to poten-
tial University students, said, "As a tour guide, I think that
the orientation programs Michigan has to offer are the most
appealing. I don't think any students have decisions made
about Michigan when they come to visit. The tours help
the impression. To be here is a gold mine," he added, "I'm
trying to be unbiased but commercialization is worthless
compared to programs."
Lucier said the commercialized part of marketing helps
to get Michigan's name in the public eye, but the programs
make a long-term impression.

DETROIT (AP) - U.S. Rep. Candice
Miller said yesterday that she will not
run for the U.S. Senate in 2006 against
Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow.
"I'm enjoying my work in the House,"
Miller said. "I have the opportunity there
to continue to make a positive impact for
my constituents in the 10th District."
Miller (R-Macomb County) was consid-
ered one of the GOP's best hopes for beating
Stabenow, who was first elected in 2000.
Last Friday, Miller's spokesman said
President Bush had asked Miller to con-
sider running. Miller wouldn't say yes-
terday whether she had discussed her
decision with Bush.
'Miller said she was gratified by that
encouragement but made her decision after
talking to family and supporters. She said
she will fully support the GOP candidate in
next year's race.
"I do think that the farm team we have
on the Republican side is strong, and I'm
certain you're going to see an extremely
good candidate emerge," Miller said.
"This is certainly not because I don't
think Debbie Stabenow is vulnerable,
because I certainly do."
Stabenow hasn't commented on any
potential challengers. She said last week
that she was concentrating on doing her job
in the Senate.
Miller's decision opens the field for
several possible candidates.
Betsy DeVos, who is stepping down as
Michigan Republican Party chairwoman
next month, said yesterday she is "weighing
all the possible options," including a run for

the Senate. Her husband, Dick DeVos, also
is considering running.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, a Republican
from Brighton, and Oakland County
Sheriff Michael Bouchard have been
mentioned as candidates.
Michigan Secretary of State Terri
Lynn Land won't be joining the race
because she plans to run for re-election
in 2006, spokeswoman Kelly Chesney
said yesterday.
Attorney General Mike Cox also has said
he is planning to run for re-election.
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm also
is up for re-election in 2006, and Michigan
Sen. Carl Levin will be up for re-election
in 2008.
Miller wouldn't say whether she is con-
sidering a run for either of those seats.
Possible
2006 senate
candidates
0 Betsy DeVos, Michigan
Republican Party chairwoman
Her husband, Dick DeVos
0 US, Rep. Mike Rogers, a
Republican from Brighton
Oakland County Sheriff
Michael Bouchard

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