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Michigan Daily Summer Weekly, 1997-05-07

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2 -The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, May 7, 1997

Continued from Page 1
ly votes on tuition fees in July.
Regent Olivia Maynard (D-Flint) said
she believes the regents would support a
milder increase if it comes to the board.
"I think it's really important,"
Maynard said. "The fact that tuition con-
tinually increases is a hardship, so you
have to make tough choices. I think
(Bollinger's) commitment to keep tuition
low is very important. I think he will get
commitment from all the regents in that
Bollinger has not proposed an exten-
sive tuition plan similar to the one

Michigan State University President
Peter McPherson has had in pmactice for
the past three years.
Terry Denbow, vice president for uni-
versity relations at MSU said
McPherson began a tuition guarantee
that ensures tuition prices at MSU will
not increase over the rate of inflation.
The plan will continue through MSU's
class of 2001.
"It's addressing the need for stu-
dents and families to plan," Denbow
said. "Quality education must be
affordable. We see that tuition
restraint and quality are not incom-
patible. Indeed, we find they go hand
in hand."

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Basketball recruit pleads guilty to
ra e chares, is denied scholarshi
By Chris Farah Fisher released the statement. comment further on the legal aspects of
Daily Sports Editor Associate Athletic Director Keith Harvey's case.
The Michigan men's basketball pro- Molin said neither he nor Fisher would "He took everything out of context,
gram withdrew a scholarship offer from comment further beyond the statement. and put it the way he wanted to,"
recruit Dionte Harvey, after learning that Harvey, who graduated from Flint Schmidt said of an unnamed reporter. "I
Harvey pled guilty to criminal charges. Northern in 1995 after leading his team can't win. This guy was real sneaky and
On March 24, Harvey admitted to to the Class A basketball state title, was manipulative the other day. He's basical-
committing second-degree rape, The originally charged with third-degree ly going to write what he wanted to writ-
Detroit News reported on May 1. criminal sexual conduct involving a 16- anyway."
Harvey, who averaged 24 points per year-old girl in 1995, the News reported. Schmidt did say that, despite Harvey's
game for Mott Community College in The original charge carried a manda- guilty plea, he continues to believe in
Flint this season, signed a letter of intent tory prison sentence of up to 15 years, Harvey's integrity.
on April 28 to play for the Michigan bas- but the lesser second-degree charge to "I worked with the kid on a daily basis
ketball team. The University, however, which Harvey pled guilty would have for about a year," Schmidt said. "From
had not received the letter as of the allowed probation. my experiences with him, 1 have the
morning of April 30, according to the By pleading down, Harvey admitted utmost respect for him and his character,
Detroit Free Press. only to injurious sexual contact without and how he represented this program."
In a statement released April 30, penetration, the News reported. Under his lawyer's advisement,
Michigan coach Steve Fisher denied that However, new evidence discovered by Harvey is not making any comments,
he or his staff were previously informed the News in police documents it pro- Schmidt said.
of the rape charges. cured under the Michigan Freedom of This incident comes on the heels
"I have today been made aware of Information Act may change Harvey's recent allegations against the basketball
information previously withheld from plea bargain. team from two unidentified sources who
me regarding Dionte Harvey" Fisher A lab report that was never examined spoke to the Detroit News and the
said. "On the basis of this information, by prosecutors, stating that semen was Detroit Free Press.
we have discontinued our interest in hav- found on the victim and Harvey's cloth- The sources charged that team mem-
ing Mr. Harvey become a member of ing, will be presented to the court on bers violated NCAA regulations by
this basketball program." May 28 at Harvey's sentencing, accord- accepting monetary gifts from Detroit-
According to the News, Fisher was ing to the News. area booster Ed Martin.
first notified of the charges by one of its The University's lack of knowledge Other charges have surfaced sur-
reporters on April 30. Subsequently, about the charge could be cause for con- rounding possible violations with reg
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cern among the coaching statf and
NCAA investigators, considering that
institutional control is one focus in a cur-
rent NCAA probe of the basketball
The Detroit News claimed Mott bas-
ketball coach Steve Schmidt purposeful-
ly withheld the information from
University officials in an effort to save
Harvey's basketball career.
The newspaper also stated that
Schmidt met with Genesee County
Prosecutor Arthur Busch to win some
leniency for Harvey.
However, Schmidt, in a conversation
with The Michigan Daily, said that many
of his comments had been misconstrued
or taken out of context, and refused to

to the distrbuton or compiimentar
tickets. University ticket records show
that Martin was often seated near
recruits at games.
An unsigned note on the ticket records
for a game in 1994 states the then-recruit
Willie Mitchell was to be seatedbetween
Martin and Detroit Mayor Dennis
Archer's son, which may be a violation
because at the time both Martin and
Archer were considered part of the
University's athletic program.
As a result of the allegations, the
University has hired a law firm that spe-
cializes in NCAA infractions and com-
pliance to investigate the claims.
- Daily News Editor Heather Kamins
contributed torhisrepo

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