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Michigan Daily Summer Weekly, 1992-07-15

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Wednesday, July 15, 1992 - The Michigan Daily Summer Weekly-11
Who are the only three Michigan football players to be selected in the
FL Draft before completing their senior year of eligibility?

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Conference presidents
:pass Gender Equity Act
by Jeni Durst right direction," Bradley-Doppes said. interest-level of the student body.
Daily SportsEditor "For me it was long overdue so I can't The Council of Presidents' sugges-
Within the next five years, Big Ten get tooexcitedaboutit....It'safirststep tions for cutbacks include travelrestric-
athletics will become increasingly fe- toward other things like promotion and tions,reduction in thenumber of people
male. In June, the Big Ten Council of marketing that need to be addressed. It traveling for football and basketball,
Presidents announced the commitment is one way to give more opportunity for and restrictions in the meetings of the
of the conference to the Gender Equity '(The Act) is the first step in the right direction. For meit was
Act, which calls for the gender break-
down of athletes at all Big Ten institu- long overdue so I Can't get too excited about it.'
tions to be at least 40 percent female by - Peggy Bradley-Doppes
the summer of 1997. Michigan associate athletic director
Originally, the Act suggested to the
presidents by the Big Ten Board of more females athletes to participate." Athletic Conference governing body.
Control, was planned to be a require- Coming at the same time as gender "Costcontainmentis a fact that con-
ment for association with the confer- equity is a directive for cost contain- flicts with participation levels," Michi-
ence, but could not for legal reasons. ment. All conference athletic directors gan Athletic DirectorJack Weidenbach
Instead, certain unidentified sanctions must maintain a flat budget during the said. "Our challenge is to meet both."
will be applied to those schools who fail 1992-93 academic year, excepting Though the Gender Equity Act and
to meet the guidelines of the Act or to grants-in-aid. At the same time institu- the cost containment directive conflict,
make good faith efforts to comply. tions search for ways of meeting the one is not the cause or effect of the
"Legally it can't be'a condition for participation requirement, they must other. Yet, the commitment to gender
membership,"Michigan Associate Ath- cut expenditures while still meeting the See EQUITY, Page 12
letic Director Peggy Bradley-Doppes
said. "In simple terms this is what is
right, it's what should be done....It
leavesroomforeachinstitution tomake
philosophical decisions for themselves
on what is right." SZECHUAN, HUNAN & PEKING CUISINE
Each institution must determine its 1. RATED No. in Carry Out Service by The Ann Arbor News
own guidelines for compliancewith the 2. Selected the Best Chinese Restaurant by the Michigan Daily
Act and submit a plan of action by June
1993. Each year every school must E DIM SUM
produce a progress report for review by
the Council of Presidents until 1997. 11:00-5:00 Daily
'he Act deals strictiy with genderpar- 11:0 -5:0
ticipation levels; it mentions nothing of More than 300 selections e Menu changed every day
monetary, promotion, or marketing
equity. Increase funding of women's
programs is only one of many sugges- 35RESERVATIONS, 971-0970
- tions given by the Council;each institu- Washenaw Avenue, Ann Arr, M. : 104
tion decides whether or not to follow a sFri.-Sat 11 00 am 1100 p.m.
suggestion. A' P* Me Pt*,.A - e
"(The Act) is the first step in the m1r l

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MOLLY STEVENS / Daily
Under the new Gender Equity Act passed by the Big Ten, there would be
an increase in support toward women's sports such as basketball.

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WHAT'S
y' HAPPENING
RECREATIONAL SPORTS
Intramural Sports Program
TENNIS
(Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19,.1992)
Entries close: Wednesday, July 15, 1992
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. IMSB
GOLF
(Friday, July 24, 1992)
Team Best Ball-Twosome
Entries close: Thursday, July 23, 1992
11:30 a.m. - 2:00p.m. IMSB
COOKOUT FOR PARTICIPANTS FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF PLAY,
FRIDAY, JULY 24, 1992!!
CALL 763-3562 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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