8 - The Michigani Daily - Wednesday, October 25, 1995
Biker hit by
By Kiran Chaudhri
Daily Staff Reporter
A University student received minor
injuries after he was hit by a car yester-
day shortly after 8 p.m. on the corner of
East University and South University
avenues, police said.
The car, driving north on East Uni-
versity, halted at the stop sign and was
waiting to make a left turn onto South
University. The student, riding a bike
east down South University, hit into the
car just as it began to move, police said.
"We weren't moving- we were just
sitting there," said LSA junior Graeme
Dorn, the driver in the car. "I didn't
even take my foot off of the clutch and
then (the biker) hit me."
"It was definitely not our fault," added
Engineering junior Bruce Canetti, the
passenger in the car. "He was going
Ann Arbor Police Officer Kathjeen
Vonk agreed that the accident was the
biker's fault. "You're required to walk
your bike, as a pedestrian, across a
crosswalk," Vonk said. "Many of the
accidents involving bicycles are usu-
ally the bikers' fault."
The biker was taken to the University
Hospitals Emergency Room by the Hu-
ron Valley Ambulance with what looked
like abroken nose, Vonk said. "He didn't
have a helmet on, either," Vonk added.
"He's lucky that's all that happened."
The Ann Arbor Police Department
would not release the name of the biker
The car's sidelight was cracked by
the accident and the side was left with
some minor denting. "I just feel bad for
the guy - he hit my car," Dorn said.
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their abilities to adapt which is important
in compatibility issues," Wolfe said.
Still, she said, using these questions
is better than simply matching students
Toni Greenslade, manager of Office
of Contracts and Assignments at Ohio
State University, agreed.
Conflicts were greatly reduced when
roommates were matched using the
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator,'
Greenslade said. The test measures 16
personality traits in areas such asjudg-
ment, perception and extroversion/in-
Ohio State University stopped using
the test in 1984, because the office,
received very few completed forms.
But the housing officials continue to
use student information about hobbies,
interests and academic majors in room-
Greenslade said she believes it is also
helping to reduce conflict, but added,
"It's hard to attribute it toj ust one thing.
The (student) density also went down."
Diane Marty, an assistant in the hous-
ing office at Dartmouth College, said
students answer questions such as
whetherthey listen to music while study
ing and whether they keep late hours.
These questions do help to improve
roommate relationships but, she said,
"You can never get 100 percent."
The University of Michigan has con
sidered more thorough questionnaires,
said Alan Levy, Housing spokesman.
"The research that has been done in
this area show that schools that use
psychological inventories have no bet-
ter track record than schools which ran-
domly (assign roommates), as we do."
Levy said that since students' habits
change sogreatly when they leave home;
a survey of habits has limited effective-
ness. "Its reliability is poor and is not a
good predictor (of quality of roommate
Besides requests for substance-free
or smoke-free housing and special resi-
dential programs, the University does
not consider variables like personali-
ties, interests or habits in matching stu-
dents with roommates.
Levy said that more harm than good
can be done using involved methods.
"Schools who use elaborate invento-
ries create a impression that you get a
better roommate, but when it does not
work out, (students) become angrier
than if it were random," he said, refer-
ring to a lawsuit brought by a student
against Albright College for ignoring
his request for a compatible roommate.
However, housing officials do agree
that - with or without questionnaires
- it is impossible to guarantee good
relations between students who have
never shared a room before.
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