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of pledges class chapters can accept was raised from 41 to 50.
Aly Grossman, an LSA freshman who was admitted to the
Sigma Kappa sorority this semester, said she doesn't mind
being a part of a larger pledge class but acknowledged that "it
is a little bit less personal, and it takes a little bit longer to get
to know everyone."
In contrast to the sororities, some fraternities have actually
lowered the size of their pledge classes to avoid the reduced
cohesiveness that could result from a larger pledge class. Con-
nor Henley, an Engineering junior and president of the Pi
Kappa Phi fraternity, said his house enjoys having a close-knit
community and thus took only 10 pledges this year instead of
last year's 19 pledges.
But the rise in this semester's overall fraternity recruit-
ment numbers suggests Pi Kappa Phi is in the minority
and one of the few houses to decrease its pledge class size
Besides the social policy, another factor that contributed
to the expectation of a drop in recruitment numbers was the
expulsion of two of the larger Greek chapters from cam-
pus. But the removal of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority and
the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity from the Greek system last
semester was counteracted by the addition of two new chap-
ters to the campus Greek system.
"The Greek community has shown that it can rebound and
has a profound impact on campus," Krasnov said.
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have concentrations as high as 16,000
parts per trillion. In most circumstances,
Michigan residential guidelines regard-
ing dioxins recommend cleanup when
levels of the chemical reach 90 parts per
trillion. The average for 68 other loca-
tions tested in Michigan is only 6.339
parts per trillion.
"(Dow) has accepted responsibility in
large part," said John Musser, a Dow offi-
Musser added that dioxin dumping is a
thing of the past and that Dow now pro-
duces virtually no dioxins.
Dow is obligated to shoulder the cost
of the cleanup, said Robert McCann,
spokesman for the Michigan Department
of Environmental Quality. He added that
Dow is currently conducting the first steps
of the cleanup, which include measures to
prevent public exposure and alerting hom-
eowners in affected areas.
Dow began its efforts at the beginning
of this year, placing the highest priority on
severely flooded areas on the riverbank,
Musser said. He added that Dow must sub-
mit a comprehensive plan to clean up the
dioxins to the DEQ by the end of this year
before the cleanup process can begin.
The cleanup does not have a timeline yet,
but McCann said Dow would probably have
the cleanup effort well underway before the
company's current state-issued operating
license expires in early 2013. Musser said a
timeline for the cleanup could be set as early
as the end of the year, as soon as their plan is
approved and underway.
But not all parties find Dow's efforts sat-
"They're dragging their feet," said Tracey
Easthope, who directs the Ecology Center's
Environmental Health Project.
In response to the possibility that diox-
ins may have contaminated Midland resi-
dents' homes, Dow has conducted carpet
and furnace duct cleaning, general dusting
and landscaping to cover exposed soil. But
Easthope said the measures are only superfi-
cial and do not eliminate the dioxins at their
"People don't need a maid service," East-
hope said. "Unless you get the source, you
are going to recontaminate the house."
But Musser said Dow is waiting on the
results of several studies that will examine
the dioxin levels and their effects in lieu of
taking immediate action on the issue. "It's
just premature to be talking about specific
actions to be taken," he said.
Some environmentalists have called on
Dow to begin cleaning up the river imme-
But Musser said that "to dredge the river
would be very disruptive and would be very
devastating to that ecology, and we don't
think that would be a good response at any
One study on the effect of the dioxins
is being headed by the University. Led by
Environmental Health Sciences Prof. David
Garabrant, research teams have investigated
the dioxin levels in homes, soil and dust in
contaminated areas since the summer of
Garabrant said the study's goal is to dis-
cover the best possible method to clean up
"This research is going to address a criti-
cally important problem in the Midland and
Saginaw area on a scientific, factual basis to
assess the meaning of the problem and help
people move forward," he said.
Some have questioned the impartiality of
the study because Dow allocated $10 million
to fund the project. But Garabrant argues it
is completely independent because Dow has
no authority over the study.
"There's a tremendous amount of protec-
tion against outside interference," he said,
adding that Dow only has access to public
information from the study. Garabrant's
team hopes to release the results by next
Michigan State University and the Uni-
versity of Missouri are also conducting
studies related to the issue. Musser said
Dow has spent $30 million on studies and
preliminary response efforts.
Among students, there is a variety of
opinions about the situation.
Engineering freshman Seifu Chonde,
whose parents are Dow employees, has lived
in Midland his whole life. He said Dow has
provided jobs for many people in the area.
"Dow has made (Midland) a more
respectable city," he said.
LSA freshman Anna Lammers, who sup-
ports the Ecology Center's efforts, said she
hopes they will open Granholm's eyes to the
urgency of the situation.
"It all drains into Lake Huron," LSA
freshman Geoff Perrin said. "It's pretty
much everyone's problem."
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You might run into difficulties related
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Be extra-patient with family members
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Authority figures are not receptive to
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This is a hard day to deal with bosses,
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You have to work hard at publishing,
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