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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 10, 1996 - 3A

U' Dearborn
student survives

4

Racist e-mail
resurfaces over
semester break
A racist e-mail message originally
distributed on University computer sys-
tems in April 1994 by a computer hacker
reappeared over the semester break.
The message, containing racially of-
fensive jokes and threats of violence,
was originally posted to 30 Usenet
groups worldwide. Although the mes-
sage contained the name of a Univer-
sity student, an investigation found that
the student was not involved. The
Wdent'spassword was stolen from a
campus computing site, but the sender
of the message was never discovered.
The student whose passwordwas used
has publicly stated that he does not
promote the ideas represented in the
message.
University officials cancelled the
message and sent an apology to all
those who originally received it. The
message continues to circulate, how-
9er, through individuals who have for-
warded its content.
The Information Technology Divi-
sion is answering concerns about the
situation and can be reached at
user_advocate@umich.edu.
Exhibits to open at
Kelsey Museum
The Kelsey Museum will feature two
w exhibits i; the coming weeks -
Death in Ancient Egypt: Preserving
Eternity" and "Caught Looking: Ex-
hibiting the Kelsey."
"Death in Ancient Egypt: Preserving
Eternity" will open Jan. 26. The exhibit
is a revision of an earlier exhibition on
modern goals and ancient intentions
which closed in August.
"Caught Looking: Exhibiting the
Kelsey" will open in early February. It
san experimental exhibition curated
by four University graduate students:
Carla Goodnoh, Jennifer Trimble,
Mariana Giovino and Kristina Milnor.
The exhibition examines the on-go-
ing debate in museum studies about the
role of the museum in studying and
presenting art, archeology and history.
The curators hope to discover how
people interact with ancient artifacts at
the Kelsey.
*hThe exhibit presents selected objects
in multiple mediums: original use, ex-
cavation, collection and exhibition.
School of Public
Health gets grant
Detroit area children may soon
breathe easier. The School of Public
Health has received a $2.3 million grant
from the Heart, Lung and Blood Insti-
te to develop an asthma management
project in the city schools.
The project will provide self-man-
agement education for students, a class-
room module called "Environment
Detective," specialized asthma training
for staff and parents, and community
outreach programs.
A 1993-94 study of the city showed
that more than 20 percent of school
children exhibit the symptoms of
sthma.
Hydro power
contest offers
scholarships, prizes
Students with engineering and me-
chanical backgrounds can compete for
scholarships, cash and prizes in a hydro
power contest.

* The contest will be held during the
HydroVision '96 conference in Orlando,
Fla.,Aug. 20-23. Contestants must con-
struct a device that converts the gravity
potential of water into mechanical
power. Devices may be built for maxi-
mum power or maximum effeciency.
Participants must purchase a turbine
kit for $15. Individuals and teams inter-
ested in competing can contact Carl
Vansant, Hydro Power Contest, 410
rchibald St., Kansas City, MO 64111.
is phone number is (816) 931-1311.
-From staff reports.

Boeig' 757 crash

Short speeches marked the winter 1995 commencement at Crisler Arena, where 2,000 students became alumni.
2,000 students bdfreelto'U

Only 4 survived crash
in Colombia
By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
One of four survivors in a Boeing
757 jet crash near Buga, Colombia,
University of Michigan-Dearborn
sophomore Mauricio Reyes didn't start
the winter semester with his classmates
last week. Reyes, who was traveling to
visit his father and brother in Cali at the
time of the Dec. 20 crash, is expected to
undergo surgery in the United States
for vertebrae fractures or compressions
in his back.
His injuries, which include four frac-
tures in his face and a fractured sternum
and pelvis, will require complicated
surgery, Reyes' brother, Andres told
the Detroit News last week. Due to the
injuries, Reyes cannot stand or walk,
but he is able to move his legs.
Reyes, who underwent surgery when
he arrived in Cali, is expected to be
transferred to a hospital in Miami where
doctors have discussed his condition
with his father, a neurosurgeon in Cali,
Colombia. Reyes' current condition is

unknown.
Reyes is not registered for the winter
term at the Dearborn campus, spokes,
man Terry Gallagher said, but he ny
pick up his studies any time within qpe
year without reapplying. Gallaghersaid
that Reyes is currently is the Colle'ge of
Arts, Sciences and Letters, and is pur-
suing admission to the Dearborn
campus's business school.
Danielle Miller, Reyes' girlfriend and
a sophomore at the Dearborn campus,
was unavailable for comment. Lst
week, however, Miller's sorority joined
Reyes' fraternity brothers at Delta
Sigma Phi in a "Mo's alive" party once
they learned he survived the crash.
Investigations into the crash of flight
965 are still underway, yet recent evi-
dence has raised the possibility of pilot
error as cause for the incident. Failure
to release the speed brakes used in land-
ing could have been crucial to the fate
of the plane as it crashed into a 12,000-
foot crest in the Andes mountains.
Last known reports listed 167 pas-
sengers aboard the flight scheduled from
Miami to Cali.
- The Associated Press contributed
to this report.

By Michelle Lee Thompson
Daily Staff Reporter
For2,000 graduating students at Crisler
Arena Dec.17, University PresidentJames
J. Duderstadt's words rang true: "Well,
graduates, you've really made it. Did you
have a doubt for a moment?"
With confidence, Duderstadt an-
swered his own question.
"We didn't," Duderstadt said, opening .
the ceremonies at winter commencement.
Duderstadt described the variety of
contributions the graduates made to the
University in exchange for knowledge:
political activism, student government,
creative arts and athletics.
Duderstadt, who announced in Sep-
tember that he will retire in June, also
talked about the culmination of his presi-
dency to the crowd of about 6,000.

Members of the University Board of
Regents presented honorary degrees to
Detroit Free Press Publisher Neal Shine
and renowned historian Hayden White
at the ceremonies.
In his speech, White encouraged stu-
dents to remain loyal to the University
after graduation.
"I would like to urge the graduates to
support our school's crucial role ... for
years to come," he said.
Students and striking newspaper
employees interrupted Shine's speech
with a noisy protest. Afterward, Shine
said he was not bothered by the protest.
"It did not diminish how deeply I'm
honored by this award," Shine said.
LSA graduate Mary Ann Peterson,
selected as the student speaker, praised
her professors and classmates.

"Some of my greatest teachers have
been my fellow students," Peterson said.
"They are the people who have taught
me about the world and myself."
Regent Shirley McFee (R-Battle
Creek) said commencement ceremo-
nies are always exciting for her. "It's a
significant accomplishment forboth the
graduates and the parents," she said.
The University awarded degrees to
the first three graduates ofthe School of
Public Policy, its newest school.
The commencement honored
Rackham doctoral graduates and bac-
calaureate, master's and degree students
from the University's other 18 schools.
The University posthumously
awarded a bachelor of science in aero-
space engineering to Joshua Pollack,
who died in early December.

Senior wins Marshall Scholarship

By Zachary M. Raimi
Daily Staff Reporter
Ben Novick was reading"The Plough
and the Stars," an Irish play, in his
apartment on a cold night in December
when the phone rang. The British Con-
sulate in Chicago was calling to inform
the University senior that he had been
chosen as a Marshall Scholar.
Novick, one of 40 winners, was se-
lected from 800 applicants nationwide.
The winners are granted two years of
study at any British university. Novick
said he plans to get a degree in modern
history from Oxford University.
"I'm very honored and proud and
happy," he said. "I didn't think I'd
actually get one. The competition is so
stellar."
The long selection process began in
late September when the University's
Senior Scholarship Selection Commit-
tee first interviewed him. The following
months consisted of several interviews
at the state, regional and national levels.
"It took a long time and it took a lot
of work," he said. "The Honors Office
was such a help all of the way through."
The University's HonorsOffice looks
for excellent academic records, partici-
pation in extracurricular activites and
letters of recommendation from faculty
in choosing students to sponsor forboth
the Marshall and Rhodes scholarships.
Novick, Residential College senior,
served as the vice-chair of the Michi-
gan Student Assembly's Student Rights
Commission and holds a first-degree
Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Throughout his undergraduate career,
Novick has studied areas of history that
often get neglected by textbooks and
scholars. For example, Novick is writ-
ing his honors thesis about Irish in-
volvement in World War 1. Also, for a,
Russian history project, he studied dip-
lomatic relations between Britain and
Russia in Central Asia.
"Part of the delight of studying his-
tory is rediscovering the little known
facts and bringing back those people
into the light," he said.
Nancy Pietras, a staff member who
coordinates the committee, said that
Novick's winning reflects well upon

NOPPORN KICHANANTHA/Daily
Marshall Scholar Ben Novick, an RC senior, poses In front of hundreds of editions
of The Gargoyle Magazine. Novick serves as a writer and editor for the University's
humor magazine. The scholarship will pay for two years' expenses at Britain's
Oxford University, where Novick will study modern history.

the entire university.. "We think we
look great every time we have a winner.
If Ben Novick is a reflection of the
University, then we have absolutely
nothing to worry about."
Novick said he will probably teach
when he is done with his schooling. "I
can see myself being a professor of
history," he said. In addition, Novick
said he would like to work with the
community in which he lives and also
work on documentary films.
Pietras said the University's com-
mittee interviewed 12 students and en-
dorsed four of them for the Rhodes and
two of the four for the Marshall Schol-
arship. None of the students won a
Rhodes Scholarship.
Novick is the third University stu-
dent to win a Marshall in the last 10
years. Michael Weiss was the last Uni-
versity student to win a Marshall Schol-
arship.
The British government established
the Marshall Scholarship in 1953 to
thank the United States for its eco-
nomic assistance through the Marshall
Plan after World War II.

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

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