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Ann Arbor, Michigan Vol. CXVII, No. 19

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006 The Michigan Daily

A goodbye to an agent

City's senior FBI
agent, who worked
on Unabomber
case, to retire
By Ashlea Suries
Daily Staff Reporter
He's got an unbeatable
view of Ann Arbor from his
third-floor corner office.
He's got Michigan para-
phernalia hung and taped
and tacked between family

photos. He's got a life-size
cardboard cutout of John
Wayne. He's got thrilling
crime stories.
And Greg Stejskal only
has a month left to enjoy it
all.
Stejskal is the FBI's
senior resident agent in
Ann Arbor.
According to FBI policy,
all employees must retire
when they turn 57. Stejs-
kal's 57th birthday was in
April. After 31 years of
service, his last day will be

Oct. 31.
"I would stay if I could,
but it's policy," Stejskal
said.
Stejskal, a Nebraska
native, was sent to Detroit
after joining the FBI in
1975. He spent six years
there before being reas-
signed to the Ann Arbor
office. He has been here
ever since.
Stejskal and his wife
Patricia have seen both
of their children graduate
from the University. Stejs-

kal, a season ticket-hold-
ing Michigan fan, was even
able to cheer on his son,
Andrew Stejskal, who was
a walk-on wide receiver for
the football team before he
graduated in 2003.
Stejskal himself played
football for the University
of Nebraska at Lincoln as
an undergraduate.
Every season, Stejskal
speaks to the football team
about the importance of
staying out of trouble and
See FBI, page 7

Greg Stejskal, the FBI's senior resident agent in Ann Arbor, poses in the FBI office
Arbor Federal Building yesterday afternoon.

TRUNK JUNK

Student
code to be
revised

Proposals will
include less punitive
consequences for
alcohol violations
By Layla Asiani
Daily Staff Reporter
If you've ever tasted
alcohol and aren't 21 yet,
Law School student Mitch
Holzrichter suggests you
pay attention to the State-
ment of Student Rights and
Responsibilities.
"Any student who has
ever been disciplined or
scared of discipline, or
drank underage, this affects
them," he said.
The Statement of Student
Rights and Responsibili-
ties - commonly referred
to as the code - is the
University's formal policy
that describes what non-
academic behavior the
University prohibits, what
punishment a student may
receive and a student's
rights during the disciplin-
ary process.
Every two years, the Uni-
versity updates it.
This is one of those

years.
One of the possible
changes this year is making
the punishment for alcohol
offenses more educational
and less disciplinary.
It's just one of the 27 revi-
sions the Code of Conduct
Advisory Board, chaired by
Holzrichter and composed
entirely of students, has
prepared for this year.
In November, the Michi-
gan Student Assembly will
present the amendments to
the Student Relations Advi-
sory Committee, which is
made up of faculty and stu-
dents.
SRAC will then make
recommendations to Uni-
versity President Mary Sue
Coleman. Coleman will
ultimately decide whether
the proposals will become
part of the statement on
April 1.
In 2005, Coleman accept-
ed 16 of the 17 amendments
proposed. The amendment
she struck down would
have allowed students to be
represented by an attorney
during hearings that could
lead to expulsion.
Administrators who
See CODE, page 7

ANGELA CESERE/Daily
Ann Arbor resident Linda Alvira sells the contents of her friend's shed out of her car trunk at Trunk-a-Palooza in Kerrytown yesterday. Trunk-a-Palooza is a monthly
event where sellers buy a stall for $20 and sell anything from old newspapers to knife sharpeners. The $20 goes to support two different charities and the
Kerrytown District Association. Trunk-a-Palooza will take a winter recess and resume in the spring.

Study offers look into threat
whites, minorities feel

' Minorities more
likely than whites to
feel threatened by
other races
By Laura Frank
Daily Staff Reporter
Few white people feel they
need to compete with minor-
ities for jobs or for political
influence, while minorities
are much more likely to feel
threatened by whites and
other minorities in these
areas, according to a new

University study.
Whites and minorities
believe they face competition
from each other mostly based
on how well their races have
fared historically, the study
said.
"Racial minorities who
feel they have been discrimi-
nated against, they are espe-
cially likely to think more for
whites means less for them,"
said Vincent Hutchings, an
associate professor of politi-
cal science and the study's
lead author.
About 40 percent of blacks
said they believe more jobs

for other racial and ethnic
groups means fewer oppor-
tunities for them - twice the
number of whites who said
the same thing.
All minority groups sur-
veyed indicated that they
believed whites were more of
a threat to their opportunities
than other minorities.
Steve Williams, multicul-
tural coordinator for the Uni-
versity's Career Center, said
there is no sense of racial and
ethnic competition for jobs
among students.
He said all students find
the job search challenging

and added that while there
is competition, qualified stu-
dents of any background have
a good chance of getting the
jobs they want.
"The idea is to make sure
that all students, including
students of color, are made
aware of opportunities," Wil-
liams said.
Many employers are
pushing for diversity on
their staffs because of the
increased focus on the global
market, Williams said.
But Hutchings said there
is no evidence that exposure
See STUDY, page 7

By the
numbers
50
Percentage of blacks
who see whites as a
threat in the job market
20
Percentage of whites
who believe more good
jobs for minorities means
fewer good jobs for them
58
Percentage of Asian-
Americans who believe
political influetce for
whites lessen their own
political influence

Code revisions timeline
September and October: Proposal preparation period
= By Nov. 1: Submission of finalized amendment pro-
posals to Students Relations Advisory Committee
By Jan. 31: SRAC reviews each amendment and
makes recommendations on them
By Feb. 15: SRAC submits recommendations to the
University president
By April 1: President makes decision
Source: Office of Student Conflict Resolution
History ep.
gets $.5-mgif

Professor snags prize for book on slavery

Scott credits award
to lifelong dedication to
study of slavery
By Emily Angell
For The Daily
Rosalie had been a slave for 20
years.
After persuading her master to
sign a piece of paper declaring her
and her children's freedom, she left
for Cuba.
When she arrived, she discovered
that her freedom was limited because
the paper had not been notarized.
Additionally, her second daugh-

ter would have to spend another 20
years in slavery to pay off debts on
the estate.
After three decades of research,
history Prof. Rebecca Scott is still
shocked by stories like Rosalie's.
"When you spend time docu-
menting how a life really was, as
more than just a name on paper, you
come to realize how fragile freedom
really is,' she said. "It's important to
remember life histories, not just con-
ventional historical figures."
Two weeks ago, Scott was selected
as the eighth recipient of the presti-
gious Frederick Douglass Prize for
the best book on slavery or abolition.
It's an achievement she credits to a

lifelong dedication to the study of
slavery.
She received a $25,000 award for
her book "Degrees of Freedom: Lou-
isiana and Cuba after Slavery" Scott
spent decades researching the book,
which explores the aftermath of slav-
ery by tracing the lives of several
families in slave communities.
Telling the story of slavery is a
daunting task, Scott said. She said
she constantly strives to strike a bal-
ance between documenting the over-
whelming brutality that occurred
before abolition and the opportuni-
ties that arose afterward.
When Scott decided to write a
book, she was no stranger to the

material.
Slavery has always fascinated
Scott. She focused her interest on
Cuba and the Gulf region in 1976,
when the civil rights movement was
transforming the study of slavery
across the continent. At that time, the
study of slavery in Cuba was a rela-
tively under-examined field of study.
After arriving at the University
in 1980, Scott found many faculty
members dedicated to researching
slavery and was able to develop a
community, she said.
"This book is the result of a col-
laborative effort by the wonderful
University community," Scott said.
See SLAVERY, page 7

Money will go
toward Institute for
Historical Studies
By Brian Tengel
For The Daily
Two alums have given the
history department its larg-
est donation ever.
Kenneth Eisenberg and
his wife, Frances Aftel
Eisenberg, donated $5 mil-
lion to support the Insti-
tute for Historical Studies.
The institute, beginning its
second year, aims to bring
new voices and programs to
campus.
Eisenberg is chairman
and CEO of Kenwal Steel
Corp. He graduated with a
degree in history in 1964.
The institute was renamed

the Frances and Kenneth
Eisenberg Institute for His-
torical Studies in honor of
the Eisenbergs' gift.
Kathleen Canning, the
institute's director, said the
donation will transform the
history department, ener-
gizing intellectual life on
campus and creating a place
for sustained dialogue.
"The history department
has many professors teach-
ing in different disciplines,"
she said. "We're scattered.
We need to create this space
where we can come together
again."
Faculty at the insti-
tute have big plans for the
money.
It will be channeled
toward a variety of projects,
including research and cur-
See DONATION, page 7

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