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The Michigan Daily -- Monday, November 24, 1997 - 3A

Regents give U
rof. hi hest
aculty onor
e highest honor for a senior facul-
trmember was awarded to Internal
Medicine and Radiology Prof. David
Kuhl at the Nov. 20-21 meeting of the
University Board of Regents.
Kuhl was named the Henry Russel
Lecturer of 1998, and he will deliver
the Russel Lecture on March 10.
Kuhl is known for his work in the
development and application of
radionuclide emission tomography and
itron emission tomography in med-
e. Most notably, he developed a
photorecording system for radionu-
clide scanning, he made the develop-
ments necessary for the first 'computer
tomography.' He is internationally
respected as the father of positron
emission tomography scanning.
DPS launches
holiday food drive
*he University's Department of
Public Safety community oriented
policing officers have started off their
annual holiday food drive aimed at
helping families in need.
The group will be collecting canned
and boxed foods at their office at 535
Church St. as well as at G419 Mason
Hall and Pierpont Commons until Dec.
15. DPS will also be accepting dona-
tis at 1239 Kipke Drive.
he donated food will be distributed
to Ann Arbor families the week before
Art museum
displays models
of architecture
Architectural models created by
University students are now on display at
Grand Rapids Art Museum as part of
a display titled "Perugino - Master of the
Italian Renaissance Exhibit."
The exhibit examines the classic
Renaissance style of the 16th Century
and traces changes to the Palladian
style of the 17th and 18th centuries in
England and America. The display
includes architectural models of build-
ings of the time as well as several texts
from the era.
*The Renaissance City" was a collab-
orative effort between the Art Museum,
Kendall College and the University.
U' prof. named
Phi Beta Kappa
visiting scholar
University Law, English and classi-
cal studies Prof. James White has been
a inted Phi Beta Kappa Visiting
As a visiting professor, White will
travel to eight different intellectual
institutions, staying two days at each.
He will meet students and faculty in
classroom discussions, seminars and
public lectures on topics such as The
Humanities and the Law, The Poetry of
George Herbert, and Religion in the
Language of the Law.
White has received fellowships, and
h authored five books including The
al Imagination.
Several other scholars across the
equntry share this honor, and together,

-0e will visit 100 college and universi-
-ie during the school year.
YoHA funds
student projects
The recipients of the first round of
r of Humanities and Arts
ebration Mini-Grants were
announced last week.
YoHA awarded a total of almost
$7,000 in funding to 12 student groups
for. fall semester arts and humanities
initiatives. The money will go to pro-
jects emphasizing community learn-
ing, artistic works by students and stu-
dent film-making, among others.
Applications for grants pertaining to
dent-directed ideas for winter
mester projects are due on Dec. 1.
The funding will range from $200-
$1,500 range.
For more information, call 764-5123
or check out YoHA's Website at
http://www yoha.umich.edu.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Marla Hackett.


shoot for
By William Nash
Daily Staff Reporter
The sweet smell of gunpowder, the
crack of rifle fire and fully camou-
flaged cadets invaded Central
Campus. This may sound like war, but
it's actually a sign of Thanksgiving.
The Reserve Officer Training
Corps hosted its annual Turkey Shoot
on Friday at the rifle range behind
NUBS. The competition drew men,
women, children and fraternity mem-
bers onto the premises.
The event raised more than $500,
and with sponsorships, the final total
was about $800.
"I think it was a success," said First
Class Sgt. Randy Luciano. "It was
good to see everyone do so well."
Rules of safety were observed. "No
one got shot," said ROTC member and
LSA junior Janna Scott.
The money raised from the event
will be used to fund a ROTC trip to
Tulane University for a drill competi-
tion in February.
Participants competed in seven
categories, such as cadre, fraternity,
student and civilian.
The top score-getter of each catego-
ry won a turkey and the top few in
each area won gift certificates. Local
businesses donated money and prizes.
Competition lasted from 10 a.m.-6
p.m., but the busiest time came around
4. People lined up to purchase targets,
which cost $1 a piece.
The price included four targets, four
shots with a .22 caliber rifle and
earplugs. ROTC members were on
hand supervising and offering advice
to novice shooters.
"Many of the people shooting have
never shot a gun before," said ROTC
member Cathleen Totit.
Most people went through the line
numerous times looking to up scores.
"It was hard to keep it steady," said
LSA first-year student Daniel

MSA hopefuls
await ballot totals

By Susan T. Port
Daily Staff Reporter
Candidates waiting to hear if their
futures involve holding a seat on the
Michigan Student Assembly will have to
sit by their phones and sweat impending
results a little longer than expected.
Ballots were supposed to be counted
this weekend, but Election Director
Yejide Peters said due to a lack of MSA
representative involvement in the elec-
tion process, ballots will not be tallied
until 9 a.m. today.
"Due to the lack of participation of
MSA representatives, I am not counting
ballots until Monday," Peters said
Friday afternoon.
Peters, who has been involved in
assembly activities for three years, said
she has never before seen such a lack of
member involvement in MSA elections.
MSA President Mike Nagrant said
many of the representatives were
unaware that their duties include count-
ing ballots.
"It was a miscommunication,"
Nagrant said. "Yejide felt a little over-
whelmed when not enough people
showed up to count the ballots (Friday
Peters said if none of the members
come to count ballots this morning, she
will postpone the process once again.
Peters said once the process gets under-
way, it should not take longer than three to
four hours to count all submitted ballots.
She said that because of online voting
options, paper ballot totals were low.
Overallu voting totals are not yet
available and election officials refused

to speculate on total student turnout.
Peters said she is prepared to wait as
long as it takes to illustrate the impor-
tance of member participation in the vote
counting and overall election process.
"If no one shows up on Monday, then
we will wait until Tuesday to count hal-t
lots:' Peters said.
Each MSA representative not up for
re-election was required to fulfill a
number of election service hours, but
Peters said only three assembly iem-
hers had completed their service hours.I
Ballots will not be counted without
the required participation of the rest of
(the representatives)." Peters said.
Student General Counsel and
Engineering Rep. David Burden said he
does not mind waiting a couple of extra
days to hear the results.
"I'd rather they get it done right then
get it done quickly,' said Burden, who
is currently up for re-election.
Burden also said many MSA repre-
sentatives were unaware that they need,
ed to count ballots, and predicted they
will show up today.
Andrew Wright, co-chair of MSA'g
Student Task Force, said it is the election
staff's responsibility to count ballots.
"I agree with Yejide that it would be
nice for MSA to show up. (But delaying
the ballot counting) is not the right
thing to do," Wright said. "MSA memi
bers did show up later on, and she
wouldn't let them start the process."
MSA members who are not running
are also required to do service hours!
Peters said most of those service hours
also were not fulfilled.

LSA first-year student Klara Hotte participated Friday in the ROTC-sponsored
Turkey Shoot for charity. The event was the first time Hotte held a gun.

Mafrice. Mafrice scored zeroes on his
first two targets, but redeemed himself
with a 19 on the last.
After scoring a 15 on his shoot,
Engineering junior Max Adelman
complained of a different frustration.
"The target appeared small," he
Each bullseye was worth 10 points
and for each ring away from the center,
one point was subtracted. The best pos-
sible score was 40, but the best score
was achieved by Luciano, who got a 34.
University rifle team coach Don
Shankland scored the targets, but did-
n't see any definite trends of who was
getting the best scores.
"It varies, but most of the females
have never shot a gun before," he said.
Not surprising, ROTC members did

quite well. Kevin Janicki and Matt
Rambo scored 32 to top their division.
"It was just as difficult and as easy
as I thought it'd be," said Janicki.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon won the frater-
nity award with a collective score of
29, and LSA sophomore John Nagarah
and LSA senior William Thompson
tied for the student category.
"I did better than I thought,"
Nagarah said. "I haven't shot a gun in
10 years."
There was a bit of controversy after
LSA junior Jennifer Lee scored 37 -
it was discovered that she had shot from
a supported position. Rules require the
gun to be completely unsupported.
Lee admitted the infraction, but said
she wasn't told that the rested position
was illegal.

Group shows* culture'

Anti-Nike teach-in READ THE
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By Angela Deik
Daily Staff Reporter
A traditional Malaysian wedding led
off Saturday night's first-ever Malaysian
cultural show.
About 50 members of the Malaysian
Student Association dispersed hard-
boiled eggs-a symbol of good luck for
the bride and groom - and then handed
out decorated packages of goodies,
which represented rice cakes, a custom-
ary wedding treat.
Family and friends were greeted with
words of welcome, "Selamat Datang" by
participants who were celebrating
Malaysian culture.
"Although we have had two months of
preparation, most of us are really nervous
but extremely excited," said Engineering
senior Izzudin Ibrahim, president of the
Malaysian Student Association.
More than 100 students entertained
the audience with cultural skits, songs,
martial arts and dances that they have
performed at other campus events such
as Diversity Days and Islam National
Awareness Week.
LSA sophomore Norashikin Kias-
Alias said she had a great time - except
for a brief incident when her head appar-

el caught on fire while she was perform;
ing a candle dance.
One of the audience members yelled
"Her hat is on fire!" Business senior
Ashran Ghazi, who was taking photos;
immediately jumped on stage and tried t
smother the fire.
"I was not that scared, but I was
shocked," Kias-Alias said. "Luckily,
someone helped me and I am very glad'
But other dances and performances
went on without a hitch.
LSA junior Darwita Jaapar choreof
graphed the stick and fan dances.
"We really hope that Malaysian night
helped to promote diversity at U of M,
but to know Malaysia is to love
Malaysia,"said Jaapar and Kias-Alias in
Organizers said they had a great time
preparing and rehearsing for the event.
Jaapar said their motto was "to have fun
and have lots of stamina and energy."
During intermission, exotic and spicy
cuisines were served along with popular
Malaysian dishes that included satay.
The $7 ticket admission allowed the
Malaysian Student Association to raise
about $1,149, which will be used to help
fund the organization.

By Lee Palmer
Daily Staff Reporter
"Nike 101" coursepacks with a cover
picturing a crossed-out swoosh symbol
circulated among more than 50 students
and faculty at the Nike Teach-In on
Sponsored by the Just Don't Do It
Campaign, which is endorsed by 17
University student groups, the two-hour
class featured self-proclaimed Nike
expert Kim Miyoshi. Miyoshi, a mem-
ber of the non-profit activist group
Global Exchange, detailed her investi-
gations of the alleged international
human rights violations of the multi-
billion. dollar Nike Corporation.
Just Don't Do It Campaign members
also attracted attention this weekend by
distributing informational fliers and
soliciting petition signatures outside of
Michigan Stadium before Saturday's
Michigan-Ohio State game.
Rackham student Hillary Holloway'
said she hoped the Teach-In would give
her reliable facts to make an informed
decision about Nike.
"I don't agree with companies that
act irresponsibly," Holloway said. "I
feel I need to use my power as a con-
sumer to influence their behavior."
Miyoshi has visited Nike factories
and has spoken to workers in Hong
Kong, Indonesia and China, and claims
that the Nike Corporation has displayed
an inexcusable "pattern of abuse and
exploitation of its workers." She cited
verbal and physical abuse, "sub-human
wages" and the use of child labor as
unacceptable realities for Nike workers.
"Nike is in China violating up to 10
labor laws," Miyoshi said, explaining
that Nike "goes where they have the
most oppressed labor force."
"Nike can't just keep running to the
most oppressive governments. It has to
be held accountable," Miyoshi said.
Miyoshi said that she does not want
students "who wear clothes with the
Nike swoosh to feel guilty" because

many University students wear Nike
clothes. Instead it is everyone's responsi-
bility as consumers to hold Nike
accountable for its actions, Miyoshi said.
Following Miyoshi's talk and a gener-
al Q&A session, the class broke up into
smaller groups led by Just Don't Do It
members to discuss the University's
multi-million dollar contract with Nike.
The University's contract with Nike
includes agreements on product supply,
promotion, sponsorship, scholarship,
advertisement and retail sales. Parts of
the contract give exclusive rights to
Nike to sell University sports apparel
and require University coaches to
endorse Nike products.
LSA sophomore Andrea Wright said
she attended the program to build up
ammunition to fight the contract.
"Companies have ethical responsibil-
ities and not paying people enough to
buy three meals a day is atrocious,"
Wright said.
LSA sophomore Heather Fish agreed
with Wright's concerns about Nike.
"It doesn't reflect well on the
University to have a contract with a
company with so little respect for
human rights, Fish said.
Associate philosophy Prof. Eric
Lormand, one of the event coordinators,
said he hopes the Just Don't Do It mem-
bers will organize a debate between
University students and Nike officials.
"We hope to have some public forum
debating Nike because we'll win," said
Lormand, who said Nike uses unfair
studies on factory labor conditions to
defend their practices abroad.
LSA and SNRE junior Joel Hoffman
said that along with collecting more sig-
natures for their petition, the coalition's
next step is to talk to the administration.
"We are trying to get a meeting with
the Athletic Department," said
Hoffman, a Teach-In coordinator.
For more information, contact the
Just Don't Do It Campaign at

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