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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, May 23, 1981-Page 3

Council approves funding

In an unprecedented move, the Ann
Arbor City Council approved a new city
budget Thursday that includes $3,600 in
funds for a city-wide rape prevention
and awareness program. s
The funding proposal was
spearheaded by the Ann Arbor Anti-
Rape Coalition and, as outlined, will in-
clude comprehensive community
education through the Ann Arbor Police
Department's Crime Prevention Unit.
"THE ACTUAL money will be used to
purchase educational materials," said
Leslie Morris, 2nd Ward coun-
cilwoman. "It's not really a new
program per se, but a prioritizing of the
crime (of sexuatassault)."

Rape prevention program
gets affirmative nod

consists of one detective who oversees
everything from the "Neighborhood
Watch" robbery protection program to
investigation of rapes and sexual
THE FUNDING increase will allow
for a far-reaching program that will
deal with sexual assaults from a
preventive angle, Morris said.
Marcia Wallin, a representative of
the Ann Arbor Anti-Rape Coalition, is
hoping for the organization of an ad hoc
citizens committee to advise the Crime
Prevention Unit. She is expecting the
Ann Arbor Police Department to work
closely with the committee, adding that
Police Chief William Corbett has been
very cooperative in the past.

According to Morris, the program is
now in its early stages and implemen-
tation will take place within the next
City Administrator Terry Sprenkel
confirmed the councilwoman's obser-
vation, saying "We are now in the early

planning stages."
FUNDING FOR the program will
come from within the city Police
Department's operating budget ear-
marked for the Crime Prevention Unit,
according to Sprenkel.
Currently, the Crime Prevention Unit

Law School alumni
assemble for reunion
and issue discussion

The second annual Law Alumni
Reunion and Law Forum held this
weekend sponsored reunions of various
classes - including the Class of 1931 -
along with seminars on law-related
"Our class has the best reunion
record of any class," said Richard
Whitker, '31. "We have had one every
five years" since their graduation, he
ACTIVITIES planned for the alumni
yesterday included seminars on an-
titrust law, litigation psychology, and
the taxpayer revolt.
"We would like to have more" atten-
ding the gathering, said Prof. Roy Prof-
fitt, who coordinated the forum, but it
has "gone extremely well" so far.
The class of 1941 had their 40-year
reunion in the Law School's Lawyer's
Club last night, while the Class of 1931
assembled at Campus Inn to receive
their induction into the Emeritus Club.
ALL GRADUATES are eligible for
the Emeritus Award at their fiftieth

reunion, according to Law School Dean
Terrance Sandalow, who addressed the
class before distributing the pins and
"I know that if the requirements to
get into school had been like they are
now, I wouldn't have gotten into
school," said '31-grad. Al Dimmers af-
ter receiving his Emeritus award.
DIMMERS SAID he felt there were
many people lost in the law school ad-
mittance screening process who would
otherwise have become fine lawyers.
After the dinner, Sandalow spoke on
the state of the law school. University
law school students average a 3.6 GPA
and their LSAT scores are in the top two
percent nationwide, according to the
dean. He thanked the class for their
support over the years, especially now
in times of economic distress.
The weekend was deemed a success
by Whitker. "We have 65 percent of the
living class here," he said, whose class
made up 50 percent of the alumni
assembled for the gathering this

Lolling through the Arcade
STROLLING THROUGH the arcade in the early evening, a couple and small
child find few crowds.

From undergrad to grad lifestyle

Football games, dorm food, English papers,
chemistry hourlies, Drake's, Dooley's
Charlie's-and, of course, the cliche "Where 'ya
from, what's your major?" This is the stuff un-
dergraduate years are made of.
But there is no Dooley's or Charlie's in the life of a
p graduate student. And while an undergrad may feel
free to drop in on the party of a friend of a friend,
many grad students say that would be taboo in their
social circles.
IT'S ALL PART of the transition from keggers to
dinner parties. And that's part of a bigger transition,
from undergrad to grad lifestyle.
Grads tend to live among the "real" people in Ann
Arbor, in fairly quiet neighborhoods, somewhat
distanced from Central campus. Some say an "un-
dergraduate avoidance" tactic exists among them.
Many grads point out that the things which seemed
important to them at age 19 years old often lose their
appeal by age 27 or 28.
"THE TIME YOU had at 19, you don't have at 27,"
explained Martin-Burke; now-working on a-Ph.D. -in

history. "You really can't afford to blow a weekend
off." According to Burke, grad parties don't draw
"loud and boisterous people," and they usually break
up by about, 1 a.m., when people start to feel guilty
about wasting time.
Grad students also say they tend to drink less
frequently than they, did as undergraduates. And
some say they consciously avoid places where
"sophomoric behavior is more prevalent."
According to one medical student, graduates prefer
to fraternize more with "townies," choosing bars like
Del Rio or Old Town over places traditionally
frequented by undergraduates. Law and Business
School students say Dominick's during the day is a
popular spot among them.
MOST AGREE that the social life of a grad is not as
active as that of an undergrad. Most attribute their
"isolation" to the fact that many of them are from out
of state, and don't come here to live collectively.
Also the very nature of their academic work tends
to isolate them, because grad programs are
- generally rigorous-and demandagreat deal oftige

And by the time you're a grad student, you've
broken off most financial ties with home;
economically, it's a good idea to live farther away
from campus, where rent is cheaper, according to
many students.
Some, however, say they choose to live farther
away from campus as a "retreat from un-
dergraduate noise" and as a means of maintaining a
"real" perspective.
"We deliberately live away from campus," said
Ann Moyer, a Ph.D. student in history. Moyer ex-
plained that student life per se is something you grow
tired of after four years as an undergrad. She
acknowledged that some graduate students con-
sciously avoid undergraduates. "I find the sorority.
sister, frat rat type abhorrent," she said.
Although most grad students say they .meet few
people outside of their own area of study and that a
social life as a grad student here requires a genuine
effort, most agree that they are not unhappy with
their lifestyle. "You're working on something you're
going to devote your, ife t," said one, medical
. student.

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