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JARED GOLDBERG: GLOBAL
WARMING IS YOUR PROBLEM
OPINION, PAGE 4A

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RESIDENCE HALL DEBAUCHERY

REFOMNG MICNGAMLJA
Despite unease of
Angells, society
adopts newname

Alcohol, drug citati ons on
the rise in residence halls

'Order of Angell' Angell said. "Nobody was
very happy with the idea."
releases names of in honor of James B.
Angell, the group's founder,
active honorary the society adopted the name
anyway.
members The society hasn't heard,
any objections from the fam-
By LISA HAIDOSTIAN ily, Order of Angell spokes-
Daily StaffReporter man Andrew Yakhind said.
"The Angell family has
Against the wishes of the been notified and we've
descendants of former Uni- been in communication with
versity President James B. them," said Order of Angell
Angell, members of campus's President Sirene Abou-
most controversial honor Chakra at a press conference
society announced yesterday in the Michigan Union yes-
that it has renamed itself The terday. "They know of our
Order of Angell. intent to use their name, and
Late last month, two of we're moving forward."
the society's alumni visited After hearing that the
the home of Angell's great society would use his great-
grandson, James K. Angell, grandfather's name, Angell
in Bethesda, Md.,'to ask his expressed disappointment
permission to use the fami- that the Order would go
ly's name. against the family's request.
They asked Angell to sign a "To come (ask for permis-
document granting the group sion) and not go along with
permission to use the name our wishes is sort of surpris-
"now and forever." Angell ing," he said.
did not sign the document. Abou-Chakra said the
"Everybody seemed to group wasn't asking for per-
be against it in the family," mission.

"(The alumni who went to
Angell's house) just wanted
to make sure that the family
knew," she said.
However, the document
the society asked James K.
Angell to sign seems to con-
tradict this claim.
I At the press conference
yesterday, the Order also
announced three other
reforms, including plans to
seek designation as an official
University student group.
It also released the names
of two Honorary Angells
- Jim Toy of the University's
Office of Institutional Equity
and Michigan Difference
Capital Chair Richard Rogel
- and mandated the public
release of the all the names
of each new class. Previously,
each class had the option of
keeping the names private.
The group announced that
it had stopped calling itself
Michigamua last April. The
society had been repeatedly
attacked for appropriating
Native American artifacts in
its rituals - a practice it has
See SOCIETY, page 7A

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like making posters about the
rhat has caused dangers of alcohol abuse or
organizing a hall-wide event.
the increase Preliminary statistics for
the current academic year
By GABE NELSON indicate that the upward
Daily StaffReporter trend will continue, Accord-
ing to University Housing
ither the residence halls statistics, there were 946
getting stricter or students residents cited for incidents
getting rowdier, statistics last semester - more than
gest. were reported in the entire
bout 57 percent more 2001-2002 academic year.
tions per resident were If this year's rate continues,
ed during the 2005-2006 the number of incidents will
ool year for violations of have risen by about 27 per-
University's Community cent per student, provided
.ng Standards than four that the number of students
rs earlier. Drug and alco- living in dorms remained
related incidents - which stable.
iprise more than half of Although the campus-
incidents - increased by wide increase in incidents
ut 40 percent per resident could indicate a change in the
r the same time period. administration of the resi-
esidents may be referred dence halls, housing officials
the police in extreme said there has been no new
rs, but most incidents are effort to crack down on stu-
sved through the Univer- dents in recent years.
After residence hall staff The University doesn't
ews the incident, it may want to create the kind of
lismissed, sent to arbitra- environment where resident
or settled by having the advisors and police officers

WRITING'U' UP
The number of citations is:
residence halls.

25
202
20
15.9
15.0
15 13.7
11.2
10.2
10-
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'01-02 '02-03 '03-04 '04-05 '05-06 '06-07
'esimaedSOURCE: UNIIVERSITY HOUSING
spend all their time looking "Our intention is not to go
for violations, said Greg Mer- door-to-door to sniff out alco-
ritt, the University's director hol," he said.
of residence education. See DORMS, page 3A

ued each year per 100 students in the

Order of Angell member Rishi Moudgil speaks ata press conference in the Michigan Union yesterday
about the renaming of the society formerly known as Michigamua as society president Sirene Abou-
Chakra and society spokesman Andrew Yahkind look on.

AN ECONOMY IN CRISIS
Gov floats
plan to hike
sales tax

CLOWNING AROUND

Pastor: Israel,
blacks are allies

Measure would.
exempt tickets to
college sports
LANSING (AP) - Michigan
residents would pay a 2 per-
cent sales tax starting June 1
on everything from haircuts
to movie tickets and legal fees
under a proposal by Gov. Jenni-
fer Granholm that was unveiled
yesterday.
The new sales tax on ser-
vices would cost a family of
four with the median income of
$57,300 about $65 more a year,
according to administration
officials who briefed report-
ers but would not allow their
names to be used because the
official announcement was to
come today.
The new tax would not be
charged on health care ser-

vices and educational services.
No sales tax would be charged
on child care, and government
and school purchases would be
exempt from the tax on servic-
es. Tickets to college sporting
events would be exempt from
the tax, but not those for pro-
fessional sporting events.
The tax also would be tacked
onto business-to-business ser-
vices, which some had said
should be exempt from such a
tax.
Residents now pay a 6 per-
cent sales tax on goods, except
for some items such as grocer-
ies, prescription drugs, medi-
cal devices, newspapers and
magazines. The tax was raised
from 4 cents on the dollar to 6
cents as part of the trade-off
for lower property and income
taxes included in Proposal A in
1994.
See SALES TAX, page 7A

Plummer says
shared struggle
unites two groups
By ELISE WOZNICKI
For the Daily
The Israeli people have a
strong ally in the black com-
munity, Detroit Pastor Glenn
Plummer said last night at a
speech in Angell Hall.
The evangelical leader
encouraged the two groups
to unite while speaking at an
American Movement for Isra-
el event last night.
In his speech, Plummer
thanked the Jewish people for
their support during Amer-
ican's period of segregation
and said he supports Israel.
"We want you to know, we
stand with Israel and will
continue to stand with Israel,"
he said.
Plummer is the senior
pastor of Ambassadors For
Christ Church in Detroit and
a co-chair of the Fellowship of

Israel and Black America, an
organization whose mission
is to "nurture, develop, and
expand the relationship and
goodwill between African-
Americans and Jews," accord-
ing to its website.
American Movement for
Israel Chair Aaron Willis said
he brought Plummer to cam-
pus in an effort to improve the
relationship between Jews
and African-Americans.
The Fellowship of Israel
and Black America has held
national summits on Jewish
and black relations, started a
Martin Luther King Jr./Israe-
li awards banquet honoring
black and Jewish leaders and
assisted African-Americans
in traveling to Israel.
Plummer said Jews and
blacks share a history of
oppression thatconnects their
identities and gives them "a
reason to work together and
to figure things out together."
Plummer made several ref-
erences to past connections
between Jews and blacks
during the Civil Rights
See PASTOR, page 7A

eOB MrGeRs/Daily
Thomas Johnson (right), whose stage name is Tommy the Clown, and Jesse Philpott, who goes by
Roc'co, gets the crowd ready to dance during "Building Community Through Dance," an event in the
Michigan League Ballroom last night. Johnson helped invent the dance style called "clowning" and
appeared in a 2005 film about the dance craze called "Rize."

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