MINORITY Partthreeofafour-part series on effortstomaintain
RECRUITING diversity on campusafterthe statewideaffirmative action ban
Detroit office focuses on prep
Making the (green)
grade on campus
After the Princeton Review re-
leased eco-friendliness rankings
tor college campuses, the Daily
looks at what the University
can do to improve its marks.
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"Pineapple Express" proves that
Judd Apatow and company are
losing steam, yet other critics'
fail to notice the noticeable lack'
of artistry on display.
See Page 9
Sequel to "Sisterhood of the
Traveling Pants" fails to illus-
trate the true hurdles of growing
up, instead relying on unsatis-
fying, one-dimensional drama.
Vol. CXVIII, No. 140
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Prospective students stores, is the last place many high
school students would thinkto start
find application help the University's application process.
But accordingto Tyrone Winfrey,
downtown director of the University's Detroit
admissions office located on Woad-
By LINDY STEVENS ward Avenue, the Detroit-based
Daily News Editor location is often the very first place
that local students get a feel for any-
Forty-five minutes away from thing maize andblue.
Ann Arbor, situated in the heart "This officehas reallybeen abea-
of Detroit on the same block as a confor families to have accessto the
McDonald's and a handful of liquor University and to be visible in the
Detroit community," he said.
Offering one-on-one appoint-
ments, application preparation
workshops and an in-office finan-
cial aid advisor, Winfrey said the
Detroit office has become a sort of
one-stop shop for students and fam-
ilies who haven't had much experi-
ence navigating the bureaucracy of
But more than just answering
questions about when to apply or
See RECRUITING. Page 8
DETROIT OFFICE VISITS
Visits made to the Office of Under-
graduate Admissions in Detroit
Office appointments: 218
Office appointments: 429
At B-School site,
worker falls to death
incident is underway
By SARA LYNNE THELEN
Representatives from the
Michigan Occupational Safety
and Health Administration are
investigating the new Stephen M.
Ross School of Business construc-
tion site following the death of a
worker. David Smith, a 31-year-
old elevator mechanic died after
falling five stories down an empty
elevator shaft at about 6:30 a.m.
Despite CPR and resuscitation
attempts made by co-workers and
medical technicians, Smith, who
went by his middle name Jeff, was
pronounced dead at the University
Medical Center about 15 minutes
after the fall.
Smith lived in Jackson and is
survived by his parents.
Construction resumed Tuesday
but University Police and the MIO-
SHA will look for possible viola-
tions of the MIOSHA safety code
over the next several weeks.
Wes Cotter, a spokesperson fox
Gilbane Construction, part of the
Gilbane-Clark joint venture that
manages the project, said he was
confident that Gilbane-Clark was
not at fault for Smith's death.
"No one should misinterpret the
fact that there's a rigorous safety
system in place and that this is very
unusual," Cotter said. "We're inves-
tigating exactly what happened
that led up to him stepping into the
University Police spokesperson
Diane Brown said that Smith's
fall "sounds like it was simply an
See CONSTRUCTION, Page 3
cHANEL voN HABSBURG-LOTH RING EN/Daily
The Michigan football team opened its fall practice last Monday. The Wolverines
rotated through stations in the practice field next to Oosterbaan Fieldhouse.