1998-04-27; Central Michigan Life
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Central Michigan LIFE Volume 79, Number 33? 9 Mt. Pleasant, Ml 48859 ©1998 CM LIFE 78 years of serving the community Monday April 27, 1998 14 pages Hate crime Tuesday results in inquiry By Heather Van Dyke LIFE Staff Writer As a result of the car fire that occurred on Tuesday morning, the Detroit based Triangle Foundation, representatives of gay and lesbian rights, came to CMU to discuss the issue with Dean of Students Bruce Roscoe. Tuesday it was reported that two vehicles were damaged after having the letters, UF-A- G" spray painted across them and one vehicle was set on fire in Lot 1. Jeffrey Montgomery, interim executive director of the Triangle Foundation said he was disgusted at the car vandalism and that students should feel "horror and disbelief." "If a similar event had taken place, spelling N on it, it would have been crystal clear [African-Americans] were being targeted," Montgomery said. "We were boldly labeled something that should astound people." Montgomery said this isn't the first anti- gay crime that has occurred at CMU. Montgomery was referring to several incidents that took place three years ago at CMU, including vandalism to a gay and lesbian student support office in November of 1995 and the destruction of 11 library books dealing with the topic of gays, lesbians and bisexuals. "We are here now, at the request of CMU students and faculty," he said. Roscoe felt the meeting with Montgomery was very successful. "It was very productive. It was open and direct." Roscoe said. "I think he left with the sense that Central is responding appropriately to the vandalism done to the cars." Roscoe said he sensed Montgomery's concern for gay and lesbian students on campus. See CRIME Page 2 CSC reported to Mt. Pleasant Police By Clayton Mastaw LIFE Staff Winter A 22-year-old female student reported to the Mount Pleasant Police Department April 20 that she believed she had been sexually assaulted while at an apartment complex on the 900 block of East Broomfield Road. Police Chief Martin Trombley of the Mount Pleasant Police Department said because of confidentiality, he would not disclose details of the incident or a description of the suspects at this time. He said the assault is reported to be first degree. ISee CSC Page 2 Tenth annual Powwow goes 'exceptionally well' Concert features Native American artists By Clayton Mastaw LIFE Staff Writer Festivities for the tenth annual CMU Powwow kicked off at 7 p.m. Friday at Finch Fieldhouse with musical performances by Raphael (Szykowski) and Keith Secola and the Wild Band of Indians. Martin Reinhardt, director of Native American Programs, said this is the first Friday night concert held for the powwow. After completing a sound check, Raphael took center stage and began entertaining an audience of more than 100 people. Raphael, a Kuna/Rappahannock sin ger, began his performance with the title track off his album "Half- Breed Blues" and followed it up with "Doubling Down" and "Hold Back the Fried Bread." He set the tone immediately, by getting the crowd involved and teasing them. "I really want to be humorous tonight because I'm in a silly mood," Raphael said. The crowd laughed and applauded his on-stage presence, lyrics and jokes. He 8aid his album, "Half-Breed Blues," is about the legacy of genocide suffered by both sides of his family, Jewish and Native American. Raphael said he decided to play at the concert because he wanted a chance to work with Martin Reinhardt. Raphael said he has been singing since he was about eight years old. "I guess I began singing professionally around the early 1980's," he said. After performing for more than an hour, Raphael set the stage for Keith Secola and the Wild Band of Indians. They performed a blend of traditional Native American music with a 1990's style of rock and roll. Secola performed many songs, including the traditional "Honor See CONCERT Page 14 TONY CEPAK ♦ CM LIFE A mosaic off colored feathers, beads and fur formed a procession as Native American dancers participate in the Grand Entrance dance kicking off the 10th annual Powwow, Saturday afternoon in Finch Fieldhouse. Two-day event draws about 1,000 spectators By Clayton Mastaw LIFE Staff Writer Drum beats thundered throughout Finch Fieldhouse as Native American dancers moved gracefully to the music, marking the beginning of another CMU Powwow. The 10th annual event on Saturday and Sunday drew about 1,000 spectators to the two-day CMU and Mount Pleasant tradition. During the Grand Entry, the Native American dancers entered the dance circle from the eastern direction. Three Eagle Staffs, signifying Native American contemporary times, led the way, forming a circle around the arena. Martin Reinhardt, director of Native American Programs, said the powwow went "exceptionally well." There was a lot of community participation and the event was better organized than in past See POWWOW Page 14 years, he said. Booths circling center stage "were set up by venders. Numerous handcrafted goods, including baskets, dream catchers and deer skins, were sold. There was also beadwork formed into necklaces, jewelry and various assortments of clothing and moccasins. Other venders provided concession stands, featuring authentic powwow foods, including Indian tacos, corn soup, fried bread and chili. "The venders are doing well,"' Reinhardt said. "I just hope everyone's been able to have an Indian taco." Reinhardt said dancers were dressed in and wore regalia, costumes that are decorated elegantly with intricately detailed beadwork and feathers. Most of the regalia are handcrafted, but many tribal members now use glass beads and manufactured materials, Reinhardt said. "In older days, everything would have been handmade," he said. Other dances at the powwow included the Jingle Dress Dance, TONY CEPAK • CM LIFE These hand carved wooden animal sculptures were one many Native American crafts that were purchased from vendors at the Powwow. CMU PBS receives $10,000 donation By Julia Jones LIFE Assistant News Editor CMU Public Radio can now upgrade to digital equipment, thanks to a $10,000 donation. Public Broadcasting officials announced Friday that its radio station received a $10,000 gift from the Aid en and Vada Dow Family Foundations - a Midland-based charitable organization that helps the arts, along with other endeavors. Tom Endres, director of business services for Public Broadcasting, said the foundation contacted the station in the fall about a possible donation. Endres responded with a proposal and two foundation representatives came to Mount See PBS Page 14 Two treated, released after car accident UFE Staff Reports Two Mount Pleasant residents were taken by ambulance to Central Michigan Community Hospital Saturday morning after a four car accident. Police officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a report of a car accident at 11:28 a.m. at the intersection of Mission and Broomfield roads. Sgt. Dan Gafifka of the MPPD said three vehicles were stopped at a traffic light in the southbound lane of Mission Road when a fourth car came from behind and hit the third car, causing a chain reaction. He said it was reported that a fifth car had also been involved, but was unsure whether it was true. A 38-year-old Mount Pleasant female and an 11-year-old Mount Pleasant female were injured and were taken by ambulance to CMCH where they were treated and released. 1 X ^ 1 1 i \ CMU men's baseball played this weekend. See sports on page 10 for game results Classified 12-13 Crossword 12 Et cetera 8-9 Sports 10-11 Voices 4-7 To reach CML1FF Phone 774-3493 E-Mail: CMLIFEecmuvnccsvxmich.edu Fax number <5t7)774-7805 Central Michigan LIFE Online Internet address: hftp Jl\t *rw.cm 1 ife cmich edu Graduate student receives $73,500 grant By Matt Edick LIFE Staff Writer Deborah Shear, Grosse Pointe graduate student, was recently honored as the first CMU student to receive a three-year $73,500 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship award. The award is an amazing accomplishment for anyone, but is clearly an exceptional achievement for a student who was ranked 525 out of 528 graduating high school students. "I really never expected to ever go to college," Shear said. 1 really had to push to be admitted. I think that it is a testament to Central Michigan. They took a big chance on me considering my abysmal high school record." Shear is pursuing her master's degree in psychology and she conducts research in CMLTs Brain Research Laboratory. She has already received a fellowship from CMU for $7,500 which she says prompted her to apply for the NSF grant. Shear had to compete with See GRANT Page 2 TONY CEPAK • CM LIFE Deborah Shear CMU graduate student, says Sprague-Dawly mice, like the one month old she is holding, are the only kind she uses in her research on Huntington's Disease.
|Title||1998-04-27; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, April 27, 1998 issue of the student newspaper of Central Michigan University. Also known as CM-Life. Originally published biweekly. Later published three times a week during the academic year and once a week during the summer. Began publication in 1941. Previously known as Central State Life. Issues from 1999 to the present are available online at the CMLife website.|
|Subject/Keywords||Central Michigan University - Newspapers; Mount Pleasant (Mich.) - Newspapers; Isabella County (Mich.) - Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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