The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 18, 1995 - 3
Diag vigilto remember violence against women
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-- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Lisa Poris from staff and wire
By Gail Mongkolpradit
Daily Staff Reporter
A candlelight vigil will be held today on the
Diag from 9 to 11 p.m. to remind the University
community of the 2.5 million women who were
victims of domestic violence last year in the
"The purpose of the vigil is to mark the end of
silence about the issues of violence and women,"
said Kelly Peterson, manager of the Body Shop at
Briarwood Mall and director of the vigil. The
Body Shop is sponsoring the vigil for the first
time. "Violence makes women feel alone. They
do not realize that three out of four women in their
lifetime are victim to violent actions."
SAFE House, the Sexual Assault Prevention and
Awareness Center, the Assault and Crisis Center
and the YWCA will also participate in the vigil. A
speaker from each group will give a brief presenta-
tion on the services and information they offer.
Battered women will be given the opportunity
to speak about their experiences in order to inform
others that this type of violence exists, and Or-
chestra of One will put on an acoustic perfor-
mance called "Nine Seconds" to signify how
often a woman in the United States is battered.
Everynine seconds, participantscanblow awhistle
to break the silence and make people aware of the
violence. The vigil's theme is "Blow the whistle
on violence against women."
Peterson said, "The whistle will also let women
of violence aware that they are not alone and they
should not feel isolated."
SAPAC will distribute free whistles to partici-
pants. The Body Shop also will sell silver whisles
for $15, with proceeds going to Outward Bound
Women of Courage Program and the YWCA Rape
Crisis for Women.
Organizers will also distribute political action
postcards at the vigil to express concern about the
Violence Against Women Act, which was recently
passed by Congress but remains unfunded.
"There will be two postcards: one for Bob Dole,
and the other for Newt Gingrich," Peterson said.
"In order to make our concern visible about the
Violence Against Women Act, postcards from all
over the nation will be collected and delivered to
Congress at once."
A raffle drawing from the postcards received
will be conducted and prizes range from compact
disks to other donated items.
"(Violence) is not something that affects only a
few women, but many, and society as a whole,"
Peterson said. "If we could all stand up and say that
is not acceptable, and not right, then we can make
a change and all become better people."
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Bursley, expand across
campus by next year
By Michale Lee Thompson
Daily Staff Reporter
Organizers of the new Student Dis-
pute Resolution Program say they are
looking for trouble.
The group - meeting tonight for
the first time at 7 o'clock in the Michi-
gan Union's Pond Room - will give
students an opportunity to solve con-
flicts and work out problems without
legal or University intervention. In-
stead, organizers say students could
consult with student mediators trained
by legal professionals to suggest so-
The program is scheduled for pilot
testing in Bursley Residence Hall next
"We will be mediating primarily
hallmate, roommate, suitemate conflicts
as they arise in Bursley," said LSA
sophomore Anne Marie Ellison, chair
of the Student Rights Commission of
the Michigan Student Assembly.
"The program is designed to ex-
pand as time goes on," Ellison said,
adding that Bursley was chosen as the
first site because it is the largest resi-
"Next year, it will expand campus-
wide or residence-hall-wide, assuming
all goes well," Ellison said.
MSA is sponsoring the group through
the SRC. The group will receive $2,900
of the commission's budget this year.
Executive Director Scott Pence, an
LSA sophomore, said student-run me-
diation programs at Antioch College in
Ohio and the University of Hawaii at
Honolulu have been very successful,
resolving 40 to 60 cases each year.
"Mediation will be successful here or
any other place," Pence said. "It's bet-
ter than any other form of conflict reso-
lution because students come to their
Ellison said she hoped mediation
would solve problems between neigh-
bors, potentially avoiding bringing in-
cidents under the Statement of Student
Rights and Responsibilities.
"It's not our hope that it'll bring
people into the code," Ellison said. "It's
my hope that it will help people whose
cases would escalate," she said, refer-
ring to an open code hearing last year
for two Northwood housing residents
that lasted 9 1/2 hours.
The group will be training 25-30 stu-
dent volunteer mediators on Feb. 12
and 13, with the aid of two attorneys
from the Center for Dispute Resolution
of Washtenaw County.
According to the center, 98 percent
of cases resolved by mediation provide
favorable results to both parties.
Campus Governance Committee
chair Probir Mehta said his committee
also supported the group's efforts.
"Mediation works in every partofthe
educational system," Mehta said. "We'll
be working with our whole efforts to
get this thing running."
By Michelle Lee Thompson
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly
adopted new guidelines for its Budget
Priorities Committee and appointed a
new vice chair last night at its regular
The assembly's largest committee
distributes funds to student groups. The
new guidelines eliminate a $400 cap on
funding for off-campus events, making
it possible to give $1,200 to the Michi-
gan Sailing Team.
At Monday night's BPC hearing,
the committee voted to allocate $825
to the club sport, but the assembly
passed Engineering Rep. Bryan
Theis's proposal for a $1,200 alloca-
tion, citing the team's need to travel
The club had requested $2,575 in
funding for its trips to Connecticut and
California for the Sloop Nationals and
The assembly also voted to allocate
$5,760 to the Queer Unity Project for
its expenses during last week's Coming
Out Week activities.
to the sailing club
LSA Rep. Andrew Wright proposed
three amendments to cap funding for
off-campus activities at $400, $800 and
$1,500, none of which were adopted.
The previous guidelines contained a
$400 cap on such activities.
"I'm looking to avoid funding groups
extravagantly," Wright said.
LSA Rep. Brooke Slavic said she
thought the cap was unnecessary.
"I think it's stupid to try to put a cap
on on-campus or off-campus events
because each event is in itself differ-
ent," Slavic said.
Pharmacy Rep. Matt Curin, serving
in his first meeting as BPC chair, told
the assembly that the committee had
spent several hours writing the revised
The assembly also approved Curin's
nomination of Natural Resources Rep.
Karie Morgan for committee vice
chair, following last week's resigna-
tion of Business Rep. Amy Andriekus,
who had held the position since last
"We've got a lot of work that has to
be done in order to give BPC a more
efficient way of funding student
groups," Morgan said.
Andriekus could not be reached for
comment last night.
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