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Wednesday, January 10,2007

'U'to stop
using
affirmative
action today

PETER SCHiOTTENFELS/Daily
Every Three Weekly Editor in Chief Justin Wynn poses with a copy of the November issue of the pouaar campas humor yablic. Business School administrators considered throwing
away copies of the issue being distributed in tbeir bailding, according toua leaked e-mail excbange.
B-school takes on humor rag

E-mails show fake front front-page story on
Proposal 2 in the magazine's
administrators November issue headlined
"White Students with Black-
considered Sounding Names Rejoice at
Passage of Proposal 2."
trashing copies The students complained
to Business School adminis-
By JAKE HOLMES trators.
Daily StaffReporter In the correspondence, one
of the administrators agreed
An e-mail discussion to throw out copies of the
between two Business School Onion-like parody newspaper
administrators about how to distributed at the Business
silence The Michigan Every School.
Three Weekly, an often-con- An e-mail obtained by the
troversial campus humor Every Three Weekly suggest-
publication, backfired last ed, "Why don't we just agree
month when the messages to toss 'em out when they get
were leaked to the magazine's here?!"
editors. The e-mails were leaked
The Every Three Weekly and forwarded to the editors.
printed the e-mails in its Justin Wynneditorin chief
December issue. of the Every Three Weekly,
According to one of the said he knew the identity of
messages, sent by a Business the admissions staffer and
Schooladmissionsofficertoan the person who leaked the e-
assistant dean, several black mails, but he would not dis-
students were offended by a close them.

"He didn't seem to agree
with what the (administra-
tors) had decided," Wynn
said.
Wynn said because the
newspaper is a student publi-
cation funded by the Univer-
sity, it can be distributed in
any campus building.
Having never experienced
a distribution problem before,
Wynn said he was unsure how
to respond. The Every Three
Weekly published the leaked
e-mails in its December issue
and asked readers to complain
to University faculty. At least
one student wrote to Univer-
sity President Mary Sue Cole-
man about the issue.
Wynn said the Every Three
Weekly would still be distrib-
uted to the Business School,
no matter what administra-
tors do.
"If they end up throwing
them out, we'll bring more,"
he said.
Business School spokesman

CONTROVERSIAL NEWS
The Michigan Every Three Weekly has lampooned just about everyone in
recent years. Here are some examples:
* Phelpsto Major in Pussy
. DPS Attributes Sexual Assault to Presence of Vagina
* North Campus Officially Renamed "Butt-F*king Egypt"
* Michigamua office to be Converted to Big Chief Win-um Casino
0 President Bush to Forego Traditional Suit, Tie for "God Hates Fags" T-Shirt

Admissions had
been suspended
while a plan was
formulated
ByAMANDA MARKOWITZ
Daily StaffReporter
The University will stop
considering race and gender
in admissions immediately,
according to an e-mail sent
to the University community
early this morning.
"We will proceed cau-
tiously by adjusting our
admissions and financial aid
policies such that race and
gender will have no effect
on the decision-making pro-
cess," University President
Mary Sue Coleman and Uni-
versity Provost Teresa Sul-
livan wrote in the e-mail.
"We take these actions with
regret, because we believe it
would be fair to applicantsfor
us to wait until after the con-
clusion-of the current cycle
before making any changes."
By Any Means Necessary,
the confrontational pro-
affirmative action group,
has filed a lawsuit asking the
United States Supreme Court
to allow the University of
Michigan, Wayne State Uni-
versity and Michigan State
University to complete their
admissions cycles before
implementing Proposal 2,
the group's national chair
said at a press conference
on the steps of the Michigan
Union yesterday.
Last month, a federal
district court granted the
three universities a tempo-
rary injunction, delayingthe
implementation of Proposal
2 until July, allowing the
three universities to com-
plete their current admis-
sions cycles under their

current affirmative action
programs.
But the 6th Circuit Court
of Appeals reversed that deci-
sion10 days later,requiringthe
universities to comply with
the law immediately. The Uni-
versity of Michigan stopped
considering applications until
today to give it time to formu-
late a plan.
The BAMN filing asks the
Supreme Court to prevent the
6th Circuit's decision from
taking effect, sparing the
universities from having to
change their admissions poli-
cies in the middle of the cycle.
Alan Foutz, an attorney
for The Pacific Legal Foun-
dation, a law firm based in
California that opposes affir-
mative action, said he doubts
that the high court will rule
on the case.
"I cannot conceive of the
Supreme Court taking any
action," he said.
Foutz said that the 6th
Circuit Court of Appeals
was only able to stay the
injunction that the District
Court had allowed because
it did not involve judgment
on whether or not Proposal
2 would be implemented.
Proposition 209, a sim-
milar anti-affirmative action
law, was passed in Califor-
nia 10 years ago and was the
model for Proposal 2.
An injunction, later over-
turned by the 9th Circuit
Court of Appeals, delayed
the implementation of Prop-
osition 209 for nearly a year
and gave California's state
universities considerable
time to adjust their affirma-
tive action programs.
Still the University of Cal-
ifornia system saw minority
enrollment plummet at its
flagship universities in the
years immediately following
the passage of Proposition
209.

Paul Gediman said he doesn't
believe any copies of the paper
were actually removed, and
said that staff merely dis-
cussed the possibility.
Gediman said the admin-
istrators mishandled the
matter. He said the Busi-
ness School must monitor
the contents of papers dis-
tributed in their buildings
for "inappropriate or offen-
sive" material, because the
Business School attracts
both students and business
professionals.

One ofthe anonymous Busi-
ness School administrators
agreed in an e-mail published
by the Every Three Weekly.
"I'm thinking the paper
may claim free speech, but
Larry Flynt and Hustler are
protected by free speech
and we wouldn't have to let
them give away copies in our
lobby," the administrators
wrote.
The November issue of the
publication, with its poten-
tially offensive front page, sat
See HUMOR RAG, page 3A

At housing fair,
pleasant surprises

A PICTURE OF
BRILLIANCE

Students happy,
but some
landlords are
struggling
By KATIE MITCHELL
Daily StaffReporter
Despite waiting until
January to look for a
place to live next year,
Engineering freshman
Alex Manwell and two
of his friends weren't
worried as they wan-
dered through the car-
nival-like booths at the
University's Housing
Fair in the Michigan
Union Ballroom Mon-
day afternoon.M
Just over a month into
the leasing period for
many off-campus prop-
erties, most students
and landlords said they
were content with this
year's housing market.
"There is a lot more

available than I thought WHAT'S LEFT
there would be," Man-
well said. A sampling of listings f
That may or may campus housing still a'
not be the result of a
new housing law. Last 0 715 Hill St.
March, the Ann Arbor Five units available
City Council passed an
ordinance prohibiting 0 3660 Windemere Dr
landlords from show- Three units available
ing properties and sign-
ing leases until 90 days 0 602 Catherine
into the current leasing Two units available
period. For most leases,
that meant potential 828 Greene St
renters couldn't sign One unit available
until Dec. 1. A clause in
the ordinance requires . 912 S. Forest St.
its review by the City Oneunitavailable
Council this spring.
Before the ordi- Kelley Deegan,;
nance, students often resentative from
felt pressured to sign lowtree Apartmen
leases as early as Sep- North Campus, sai
tember. Freshmen in leases at the compl
particular were often up from last year.
forced into a market Deegan said
that they may not have thought the ordi
understood. which many area
Several landlords said lords opposed, end
they are faring better being a good thingf
than last year. See HOUSING, p

for off-
vailable

'U' alum has
received Marshall,
Fulbright
scholarships
By EMILY BARTON
Daily StaffReporter
Movie stardom isn't the
only way to get into Glamour
Magazine. Lyric Chen, who
graduated from the Universi-
ty last spring, snuck her name
in the glossy fashion maga-
zine a different way - aca-
demics. Chen was named one
of Glamour's "Top Ten Col-
lege Women of the Year" in
November.
Glamour top ten list isn't
the only award Chen grabbed
last year.
Chen is one of the 2006
recipients of the prestigious
Marshall Scholarship, award-
ed to about 40 graduates of
American universities each
year.
The scholarship gives stu-
dents two years to pursue an

education in the United King-
dom. It requires its recipients
to be "talented, independent
and wide-ranging," accord-
ing to Elleanor Crown, Chen's
academic advisor in the LSA
Honors Program.
In addition to her stellar
work in the classroom, Chen
spent her summers immersed
in policy and social concerns.
She worked for organizations
like South Carolina Center for
Equal Justice, the Wisconsin
Employment Relations Com-
mission and Sen. Russ Fein-
gold's campaign committee.
After graduation, she worked
on extradition cases for a gov-
ernment prosecutor.
Chen said her impressive
resume is the result of a wide
range of motivations.
"Curiosity is a big driving
force," she said in an e-mail
interview.
"I love to learn new things
and delve deeply into topics,"
she said.
Chen saidshe plans to "pur-
sue a combination of teach-
ing, conducting research and
See SCHOLARSHIP, page 3A

a rep-
Wil-
nts onY
d new
ex area
sheP
nance,?
land-r
led up RCsophomores Susan Reed (left) and Elizabeth Fox (in red) discuss housing notions
for her with Landmark Real Estate owners Julia Yeh (bottom right) and Jon Wilson at the
age 3A housing fair in the Michigan Union Monday.

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