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One hundred seven years ofeditonrilfreedom

Monday
March 16, 1998

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ounge
onors
student's
emory
y Rachel Groman
)aily Staff Reporter
The mood was light and upbeat as
tudents, faculty and family members
athered in the main lobby of Mary
arkley Residence Hall for the dedica-
of the Arati Sharangpani Lounge.
miles and bright faces filled the
oom in spite of the tragic event that
rought this group together -the death
fa University student.
"It's so great, so beautiful to have so
any people here - new and old staff,"
aid Markley Resident Director Joslyn
alson, who worked with Sharangpani.
Sharangpani was an LSA senior when
he was killed in a Comair commuter
lane crash near Detroit on January 9,
7. She was returning from a final job
*nterview with Proctor & Gamble in
incinnati when her plane went into a
osedive 18 miles from Detroit
etropolitan Airport, killing all 26 pas-
ngers and three crew members aboard.
Dipti Sharangpani said the dedica-
ion in honor of her daughter was held
t a very appropriate time and place.
The setting sun streamed directly into
center of the lounge as the dedica-
i began, illuminating the podium
here various speakers shared stories of
ow Sharangpani touched their lives.
"This is what she was," said Dipti
harangpani, remarking on the sun and
miling.
Those who attended the dedication
ere invited to sign a mural on the
ounge's wall. Quotes ranged from
usiness senior Soni Dani's, "You
ouched me in ways that I didn't even
w ... until you were gone," to LSA
enior Doug Barns', "4th Wing,
A/RD staff 96-97 rocks the house!"
Engineering senior Rudhir Patel
pened the ceremony, followed by a
oem about friendship by LSA senior
ama Faik. Faik said he "will never for-
et Arati's ability to have so many
'ends and to retain those friendships"
LSA sophomore Stacey Waxtan, a
ident in the hall where Sharangpani
a resident adviser before her death,
resented an excerpt from the book
'Chicken Soup for the Soul." She
See SHARANGPANI, Page 3A
emisia
celebrates
omen
By Lee Palmer
Daily Staff Reporter
Prohibited from entering the
Michigan Union, which at that time was
a clubhouse for male students, female
University students raised the funds to
Id the Michigan League in 1929.
n the late '50s, female students
won full access to the Union, and 40
years later, both men and women
gathered in the League to participate
in an open forum on issues affecting

women.
In celebration of the "feminine life
principle'" Artemisia, a weekend-long
conference on women's issues, drew a
crowd of almost 100 participants this
past weekend to hear more than 65
men speak on topics including
women in politics, women's health,
gender roles and sexuality.
"This conference is a wonderful cel-
ebration of being a woman," said LSA
junior Melissa Walsh, a conference
participant.
"I feel a lot of times there tends to
be a push for de-sexing of everyone in
general," Walsh said.
Artemisia co-chairs and LSA
iors Puja Dhawan and Kiran
Chaudhri, who have been planning the
conference with the help of an execu-
tive board since fall, said they were
overwhelmed by the positive feedback
the weekend generated.

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Sweet

plans

Bruin'd

falls to
UCLA,
ends season
Michigan loses 85-82 to UCLA to
end their run in the NCAA
Tournament
By James Goldstein
Daily Sports Writer
ATLANTA - A season that began tumultuously with
the painful firing of coach Steve Fisher ended yesterday
for the Michigan basketball team with consoling hand-
shakes from University President Lee Bollinger and
Athletic Director Tom Goss in a solemn lockerroom in the
Georgia Dome.
Michigan bowed out early from the NCAA Tournament,
suffering an 85-82 gut-wrenching second-round defeat at
the hands of sixth-seeded UCLA.
All of the team's key contributors felt an empty pang in
their stomachs after the game. The question was: Who felt
worst?
There's Michigan guard Louis Bullock, who injured his
right shin in Michigan's 80-61 victory over No. 14 seed
Davidson on Friday, but said he was fine for yesterday's
game.
He wasn't fine. Bullock, in possibly the worst shoot-
ing performance of his Michigan career, was off target
all game, connecting on just 7 of his 27 shots and
making a paltry 2 of 14 3-pointers, en route to a 16-
point performance. For the junior Bullock, whose
sharpshooting had single-handedly carried the
Wolverines to victories this season, this will be a hard
loss to get over.
"It's tough, Bullock said. "It will sink in more and more
as the tournament continues."
Then there's junior center Robert Traylor. Attempting to
purposefully miss the second of two free throws with the
Wolverines trailing by three with 1.1 seconds remaining,
Traylor committed a violation by stepping over the free
throw line too soon, dashing Michigan's last hope for vic-
tory.
Meanwhile, UCLA's Kris Johnson, who led the Bruins
with 25 points, made eight straight free throws in the
final 37 seconds to put the game out of reach.
See BASKETBALL, Page 2A

MARGARET MYERS/Daily
Michigan forward Mace Baston walks off the court at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta yesterday after the Wolverines fell to the UCLA Bruins 85-
82 in the second round of the South region of the NCAA tournament. The Michigan men's basketball team finished its season 25-9.

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ATLANTA - "We don't believe in moral
victories at Michigan" - that's what Michigan
basketball coach Brian Ellerbe likes to say when
his team loses.
Well, he's absolutely correct. In the end, wins
and losses are what count.
Everything else - the adversity a team fights
through, the odds it fights against - becomes a
distant memory.
Unfair? Maybe. But it's the truth
For those of you who can't bear to think about
what went wrong, we'll bask in what went right
this season - and there was a lot - first.
Despite losing their coach three weeks before

the season and having a fan base that, for the
most part, had no faith in
them, the Wolverines over-
came all odds to put
together a surprising and
at times amazing season.
Robert Traylor, who
came so close last summer
to leaving school for the
NBA, improved signifi- DAN
cantly on the court and off, STILLMAN
becoming the team's undis- Still the
puted emotional leader. Man
Jerod Ward, amidst

labels of "Underachiever" and "Failure," finally
got through a season injury-free. He went from
bust to NBA prospect in a matter of weeks, not
only silencing his critics, but transforming them
into adoring fans.
Robbie Reid, after not playing basketball for
two years, left Brigham Young for Michigan and
became an integral part of the Wolverines' attack.
And Brian Ellerbe, thrown into the unenviable
position of interim coach less than two weeks
prior to the season, made a name and a future for
himself, wherever that may be.
So many positives never felt this bad.
We can even take consolation in the way

Michigan ended its season.
In their last two trips to the NCAA
Tournament, the Wolverines lost their first-
round games. They made mental mistakes, phys-
ical errors - you name it - and lost two games
they should've won easily.
Yesterday, UCLA beat Michigan. The
Wolverines didn't turn the ball over too many
times or call timeouts when they shouldn't have.
The Bruins simply played a brilliant, inspired
game. They out-ran, out-defended and out-
coached the Wolverines.
But all of that is consolation, not what really
See STILLMAN, Page 2A

Day unites
Korea
s
AJ~Mmnans
By Rachel Edelman
and Susan T. Port
Daily Staff Reporters
Twelve-year-old Courtney Lehmann was
excited to see some of her friends from-Korean
American summer camp for the first time this
year as she walked into the Chemistry Building
this weekend. As an adopted child in a white
family, she rarely has the opportunity to expe-
rience her cultural heritage.
Korean heritage and culture was celebrated
with a children's program and a cultural show as
part of the sixth annual Korean Cultural Arts
Festival, which featured a community service
program on Saturday afternoon and an evening
cultural show. The events drew about 500 people.
"We -'.,. n to thi-*nrir -nhra " cniA Al

Roberts togivew
annual speech
By William Nash
Daily Staff Reporter
A decorated journalist and current University of Maryland'
journalism Prof. Eugene Roberts is scheduled to speak in the
Rackham Amphitheater about college freedoms at 4 p.m. today.
The former editor of both the New York Times and
Philadelphia Inquirer was chosen to give this year's "Academic
Freedom Lecture." The annual lecture honors three University
professors who were suspended during the McCarthy era for,
alleged involvement with the Communist party
The lecture unintentionally follows the March 12 death of:
former University Prof. Mark Nickerson, one of two profes-
sors fired for his political affiliations.
Roberts said said his lecture will mainly focus on the free-
dom of speech on college campuses where, "by some counts
100 campuses have had publications seized."
He pointed to his own university, which has in the past had
several thousand copies of the campus newspaper seized by
students who didn't agree with what was published in it.
"In the last 10 years, there have been enough abuses of
freedom on college campuses to warrant very grave con-
cern:' Roherts said.

'RIAN^ AYUG 'VIC" "aily
University students perform a traditional Korean fan dance during the Korean Cultural Arts
Festival on Saturday night in the Chemistry Building.

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