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P ec for Michigan’s admission policy
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demoveso^dmissions policies to
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ntally. i December that the
tioned thauehool’s undergraduate ad-
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;t remain an«jj n j vers ity an( j the Brazos
homas He. /alley. The events are geared
neeringsei'oward Bryan and College
Institute0 Station because we want to
ffiliatedwi aise consciousness of
e India ear:.^onien leaders’ achieve-
hink we n nehts.”
:st earthqilatipThe awards ceremony will
on a blind- 'ecognize five outstanding
geles,"hes vomen at A&M who have
X>Otributed to women’s is-
lues on campus. Awards are
* M !?i'|en to one faculty or staff
leased Wednesday rejected
arguments by students who
had joined the lawsuit.
“The bottom line they
were trying to achieve ...
has already been
achieved,” said Liz Barry,
associate University of
Michigan vice president
and deputy general counsel.
Miranda Massie, an at
torney for the student coali
tion, could not immediate
ly be reached for comment.
Under its 1999 stan
dards, the university
grades applicants on a 150-
point scale. Blacks, His-
panics and American Indi
ans get 20 points for their
race. Points also are award
ed for athletic participa
tion, quality essays, chil
dren of alumni, geographic
origin and other criteria.
The university and the
group of students argued
to preserve the standards
after two white students
who were denied admis
sion sued in 1997. The
Washington-based Center
for Individual Rights ar
gued on behalf of the two
white students that the
school’s use of race was
In his order dated Mon
day, Duggan said the stu
dent coalition cited no evi
dence that the university’s
race-conscious admissions
policies were intended to
remedy discrimination by
the university, or that race-
. conscious admissions poli
cies are necessary to cor
rect past discrimination.
member, a student and a
prominent leader from the
Brazos Valley. The awards
are open to everyone.
“Women’s Spirit Month
fosters good community rela
tions and gives places like the
College Station Medical Cen
ter a chance to give back, “
Luehlke said.
The Women’s Spirit
Month kickoff featuring Liz
Carpenter will be today from
11:30 a.m. to 1:3() p.m. at the
George Bush Presidential
Conference Center.
Continued from Page 1A
Davis-Gary, Eppright, Mclnnis and Wells halls
offer substance-free floors. At the beginning of
Fall 2000, all 226 spaces were filled, said Sue
Foster, assistant director for Residence Education.
Substance-free housing will be expanded to sin
gle floors in Commons halls Aston and Krueger,
adding 223 spaces.
Southerland also appointed Sasse chairman of
a task force that will review the effects of alcohol
use in the residence halls and will present in May
recommendations for changes in the alcohol pol
icy. The task force will give Southerland a final re
port Dec. 7.
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ated with r. Because of some of the problems
her oflunr occurring in the area, the Environ-
) percent to Mental Issues Committee (EIC) of
ie mice dei the Student Government Associa-
|. tion (SG A) is holding an energy cri
sis seminar in 504 Rudder at 7:15
p.m. Angelo Podagrosi, EIC educa
tion awareness coordinator and a
sophomore geography major, says
the seminar will help students con-
e energy.
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more aware of the energy crisis and
what they can do to lower their
costs,” Podagrosi said.
Tonight’s seminar will have three
speakers. Mary Miller, associate
vice president of administration at
A&M, will address the administra
tion’s response to the rising energy
costs and the effect they have had on
the current and future budget. Dr.
Charles Bowman, professor and de
partment head of petroleum engi
neering, will discuss global natural
energy and the environment. Final
ly, Charles Darnell from the Office
of Energy Management will speak
about the Physical Plant’s efforts to
improve energy efficiency on cam
pus. Each speech should last ap
proximately 15 minutes and will
have a question-and-answer session
at the end.
Students can also go to the en
ergy management Website at
m to learn about energy conserva
tion tips. Some tips are turning off
unnecessary equipment and set
ting thermostats to 68 degrees in
the winter. Students living in resi
dence halls should use the low fan
setting on air conditioners when
leaving the room for an extended
period of time.
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^(^^News from The City of College Station.
Embracing the Past, Exploring the Future.
Looking For
A Job?
Check with College Station
Human Resources!
Online -
On Television - Cable Channel 19
On the Job Line - 764-3704
Or Call - 764-3517
''The City of College Station 2000 Annual ^
Report is now available on the Internet.
Stop by City Hall or call764-3445
A for a printed copy. >
Protecting Your Vehicle From Burglars
The College Station Police Department provides the
following crime prevention tips:
♦ Always lock your vehicle.
♦ If your vehicle has an alarm, use it.
♦ Never leave valuables in plain view.
♦ If you see someone suspicious, call the police immediately.
It only takes a thief a few seconds to enter your vehicle
and take your belongings.
By removing valuables you remove the incentive for a
thief to choose your vehicle.
Call the College Station Police Department
Crime Prevention Division at
764-3573 for more information.
Utility Customer Service
“Why has my utility bill been so high?”
Customers across the City saw an increase in their bill amount
of 50% or more from this time last year. Why?
Temperatures this winter have been colder for a longer period of time than last
winter and gas prices have increased pausing the City to adjust the fuel charge.
By now, you should be seeing your bill come back down. Overall, consumption
amounts for January are coming back in line as temperatures begin to warm up.
Find information regarding consumption history on your account on the web at
or contact ‘an account representative at 979/764-3535.
Attend A
College Station
f City Council Meetingl
2nd & 4th Thursdays
Each Month
^ 7:00 p.m.. City Hall
1 lOl Texas Avenue
^ (next to Chili's)
“Bee” A Good Neighbor
So You Don’t Get Stung!
Tip #1
If you can’t see your knees,
mow your grass please!
Grass must be kept under 12 inches.
For more information on how to “bee” a
good neighbor, give the College Station
Community Enhancement Center a “buzz”
at 764-6363!
“Bee” A Honey, Save Your Money!
Apartment Recycling Pilot
Program Underway
Residents in Sterling University and Walden Pond Apartmentsare
currently participating in the City's apartment recycling pilot
program. The program began in February and continue for one
year. Materials being collected include:
• Newspapers/magazines ■ Glass (sorted by color)
■ Aluminum/steel cans ■ Plastic beverage bottles
College Station Parks & Recreation
Check out our Spring and Summer recreation
programs! Call 764-3486 or visit us on the
Master Com poster Training Course
Who: Anyone interested in learning more about backyard composting.
What: An intensive backyard composting course including lectures,
slides, videos, demonstrations, & field trips.
When: March 21 & 22, Wednesday & Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
March 24, Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Dr.
Cost: $ 15.00 (Includes compost bin, T-shirt, instructional materials
and lunch.)
Contact BVSWMA at 764-3806 to register.
In College Station?
What are all those new businesses? •
Heard a rumor that your favorite store is coming to town? *
Want to know where new apartments are being built? *
Then check Out the Building and Development Report,*
published monthly! •
Find it on the City’s web site or call Development I
Services at 764-3570 to purchase a subscription. ’.
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Public Communications & Marketing Department. For more information call 764-3445, tune in to
Cable Channel 19 or visit the City’s web site at