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The Michigan Daily - Orientation Edition 2005 -13
New class criticizes 'U'
admissions policy
April 15, 2005 that the class will not provide a balanced discussion
By Amber Colvin of the issue.
Daily Staff Reporter Cohen said the course is a response to the Univer-
sity's supportive stance on affirmative action. -
A Residential College class titled "Race and Uni- "My view normally is that professors ought not take p pVeX 70
versity Admissions" will be taking a closer look at a position on matters of a controversial matter, but on an odS
two 2003 U.S. Supreme Court cases regarding the this very complicated subject ... the University takes pal ol nos 8
University's race-conscious admissions process this a very strong position," Cohen said. "So I thought it
fall. The mini-course will concentrate on the plain- would not be inappropriate for me to speak vigorously I
tiffs' position that race-based admissions are unjust. for it to balance that controversial activity."
Grutter v. Bollinger challenged the Law School's The class will include visits from Jennifer
race-conscious admissions system, which was upheld, Gratz and Barbara Grutter, the plaintiffs from the
while Gratz v. Bollinger managed to strike down the two cases.
point-based affirmative action system that the Col- Cohen said he asked the administration for
lege of Literature, Science and Arts employed, permission to teach a course designed to present
Philosophy Prof Carl Cohen, an outspoken critic the position of Gratz and Grutter. He said that ~
of the University'srace-conscious admissions policies because the University only presents one side of
and affirmative action in general, will be teaching the the argument, he should be able to do the same
class and has openly stated in the course description thing in the classroom.
Welcome Week alcohol
violations up dramatically
September 7, 2004 gan Stadium. During the game, eight people were
By Emily Kraack arrested for MIPs, one for possession of a con-
Daily News Editor trolled substance and one for disorderly conduct.
Police issued 19 citations, the majority for alcohol
Welcome Week brought an unwelcome surprise in the stadium.
for many students. The Department of Public During last year's first football game against 4 L
Safety, which polices on-campus locations such Central Michigan University, police made five www. p izza 10 use. C0 m
as the residence halls and the Diag, reported that arrests and issued 23 citations. Four of those
liquor violations such as minors in possession of arrests were for MIPs. 618 Church Street - 734-995-5095
alcohol and open- bottle citations had risen dra- Brown said the football game statistics were
matically from the numbers reported from wel- indicative of welcome week as a whole. "Some
come week in years past. of the alcohol numbers were following what
Thisyear,DPS issued 66MIP citationsbetween we had seen the first few days (of welcome
Wednesday and Sunday night. During the same week), and that trend is rather disturbing."
period last year, only 15 MIPs were issued. Lt. Mark Hoornstra of the Ann Arbor Police
DPS spokeswoman Diane Brown attributed the Department, which polices off-campus locations,
higher numbers to dangerous drinking behaviors said he noticed liquor violations increase as stu-
prompting police intervention. She specifically dents returned from the summer but was unable
mentioned drunken people walking down the mid- to compare those numbers to previous years.
dIe of busy streets and drinking in public places. Hoornstra said the AAPD issued a total of
LSA freshman Erika Stowall said she thought 64 MIPs from Thursday night through Satur-
partiers got what they deserved over the weekend. day night. He added that those numbers might i
"The cops don't bother you unless you're acting be higher due to some citations from Saturday
ridiculous," she said, adding that people should night that had not been processed as of Sunday
"drink responsibly." evening. AAPD also issued 40 noise violations f
The numbers culminated in an unusually high for the same time period, nine litter violations
number of liquor-related arrests at Saturday's and 47 citations for having open intoxicants or
football game against Miami (Ohio) in Michi- consuming alcohol in public. Keservations
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