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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 3, 1998 - 3

subjects escape
from correctional
Three female suspects escaped
Sun day from the Arbor Heights Center,
Depertment of Public Safety reports
" The suspects escaped from a bath-
roim window in the correctional facili-
ty located on Washtenaw Heights. DPS
-fficers were advised the suspects had
changed into street clothes. There is no
available description of the suspects.
DPS officers checked the Greyhound
bus stop, Mary Markley Residence Hall
*'and Nichol's Arboretum but could not
locate the suspects.
Diesel spills on
North Campus
,,"About 15 gallons of diesel fuel
silled Thursday night at the North
Campus Service Station, according to
DPS reports.
The diesel surrounded the gasoline
* pumps. The caller said he was unsure if
the duel had spilled or was leaking from
the pumps. The Office of Safety and
Environmental Health was contacted to
clean up the spill.
Man threatens to
3tfmp from
parking structure
A man told Ann Arbor Police
Department officials Thursday night
that he was planning to jump from a
parking structure, DPS reports state.
.The man called AAPD officials
,from a pay phone in Fuller Park and
said he was going to jump from the
.nearest parking structure. The sus-
pect described hirself as a 38-year-
old male, wearing a blue jogging suit
and carrying three bottles of
DPS officials blocked access to the
University Hospitals medical area
parking structures. AAPD officers
apprehended the man and transported
him to University Hospitals emergency
Vehicle strikes,
Iktils deer
. A vehicle struck and killed a deer
&riday morning on Plymouth Road,
DPS reports state.
A driver struck a deer in the west-
bound lane of Plymouth Road about
100 yards from the entrance to Arbor
Lakes. The driver was not injured, and
no report was filed. DPS officials con-
tacted the Washtenaw County Sheriff's
P,p.rtment to remove the deer from
the roadway.
*Man exposes
himself in UGLi
A male exposed himself Saturday
yeaing in the Shapiro Undergraduate
Ubrary, according to DPS reports.
~A caller reported she saw the man
,masturbating in the fourth floor
library stacks. The suspect is a 6-
foot-tall male with short brown hair
and was last seen wearing eyeglass-
s with purple lenses, a white but-
on-down shirt with plaid stripes
,apfblue jeans. DPS officers who
:ked the area could not locate
'be uspect.

found with
DPS officers stopped a tresspasser in
possession of marijuana early Saturday
wrning in Angell Hall, DPS reports
DPS officers stopped the 20-year-
old male "frequent tresspasser" in the
Fishbowl. The suspect was under a
bench warrant from the Redford
- Township Police Department for $544.
DPS officers found marijuana on the
suspect, who they turned over to the
Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jennfer Yachnin.

SACUA discusses 'freedom lecture'

By Paul Berg
Daily Staff Reporter
While the idea of "sexual
McCarthyism" has been raised in the
weeks leading to today's election, a rift
between faculty and administration
about the original Red Scare's effect on
the University narrowed yesterday.
At a meeting of the Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs, the
faculty's governing board, members of
the Academic Freedom Lecture Fund's
Board of Directors discussed the possi-
bility of reconciliation with the
"When we went to the (University
Board of Regents) for funding in
1990, they told us to take a hike," said
Peggie Hollingsworth, president of
the AFLF's Board of Directors.

"Because of SACUA's efforts, we
have been able to receive contribu-
tions through the University without
the hypocrisy of looking at a
University receipt."
The AFLF was established after
Senate Assembly and SACUA passed
resolutions in 1989 and 1990 urging
action to preserve academic free-
The fund sponsors the annual Davis,
Markert, Nickerson Lecture Series,
named after three former University
instructors suspended for political rea-
sons in 1954.
The House Subcommittee on Un-
American Activities interrogated
Chandler Davis, Clement Markert and
Mark Nickerson, and the University
eventually suspended the professors

because of their suspected Communist
beliefs during the anti-Communist
University President Lee Bollinger
recently offered financial support,
endorsed by the regents, to the lecture
series and blamed the incident on "an
era of rabid intolerance by the
The apparent reversal of the adminis-
trative stance created what SACUA
Chair and pharmacology Prof. William
Ensminger called "a good time to put
everything on the table."
"I believe the support is there, which
is a change from 1990' Ensminger
said. "There is an openness now."
Sociology Prof. Don Deskins
echoed other'SACUA members who
said the AFLF's Board of Directors

should consider becoming fully affil-
iated with the University to preserve
the fund.
"Whatever we come out with would
be a compromise, but we must look at
what is going to happen when the
founders of the fund are gone," Deskins
said. "They will take their intent with
AFLF's directors have to weigh the
benefits of remaining an independent
corporation against those of institution-
alizing for the sake of longevity.
"Our board would have to receive a
thorough argument that this would be
good for us," AFLF Treasurer Thomas
Moore said.
There is also no guarantee the current
environment of good will indicates an
administrative desire to bring the fund

"under its wing" in any official capaci-
SACUA and AFLF board mem-
bers voiced concern about the sepa-
ration of funds for academic free-
dom and a desired formal apology
from the University for its actions in
"Unless we set up a clearly stated
strategy that is broader than these three
names, the goal of academic freedom
will be lost as an institutional memory"
said SACUA member and pathology
Prof. Peter Ward.
The next in the series of annual
AFLF lectures is set for March 15,
1999. It will set the stage for the 10th
anniversary lecture in 2000, and
pledges for the lecture's funding already
exceed S200,000.

By Adam Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter
Created by a survivor of sexual vio-,
lence, a T-shirt displayed in the Sexual
Assault Prevention and Awareness
Center reads, "I need to stop just
barely surviving and live."
In observance of National
Domestic Violence Awareness
Month, SAPAC is sponsoring the
National Clothesline Project.
"It is part of a national event at
campuses across the nation designed
by survivors of sexualized violence,"
said LSA senior Heather Heitfield,
co-coordinator of networking, public-
ity and actions for SAPAC. "It allows
them to express their feelings and
At its North University Avenue loca-
tion, SAPAC is hosting the Silent
Witness exhibit, a part of the project.
"It shows how pervasive sexualized
violence is, providing a visual
aspect" Heitfield said. "It gives a
voice to women and children who
were silenced."
The exhibit contains various T-
shirts painted with messages of sur-
vivor experiences.
Inscribed on one of the shirts in large,
bold print is the question: "Do you
know what happens behind curtains?"
Another reads, "Speak to your silence."
Life-sized silhouettes, representing

200 gather to
honor prof~s
work, accolades

By Nick Bunkley
For the Daily
More than 200 members of the
University community gathered yes-
terday to celebrate the accolades
recently bestowed upon a University
Biology Prof. Stephen Easter pre-
sented an hour-long public lecture
titled, "Let There Be Sight: The
Ontogeny of the Visual System" to a
near-capacity Rackham
Amphitheatre, followed by a recep-

I'm so happy for him."
Easter's daughter Kim echoed her
mother's sentiments.
"My dad's always worked really
hard. It's good to see it come to this
... public recognition, thanks to Mrs.
Sokol," Kim Easter said.
Of the three to four collegiate pro-
fessorships offered by the University
per year, Stephen Easter was fortu-
nate to receive an appointment this
year. The namesake of his professor-
ship, the late Prof. Matthew Alpern,
was a col-

tion in his
from more
than 20
years of

"I'm smicerel
both of thesd

Shirts made by survivors of rape with messages of their experiences are on dis-
play in the SAPAC office.

research at
t h e
University by him and his students.
He explained how the visual system
of vertebrates functions and devel-

women who died in an act of sexual
violence, stand in the middle of the
exhibit. Each silhouette carries a small
plaque, telling the story of the murder.
The purpose of displaying sur-
vivors' stories is to educate people,
Heitfield said. "It's part of the healing
process for the survivors."
"It's a really moving experience,"
said Laura Berkaw, a SAPAC volunteer
and LSA senior. "It shows you all the
different emotions people feel. Each
one touches you in a different way."

Deborah Frankle, an LSA senior
and co-coordinator of NPA for
SAPAC, described the event as "a trib-
ute to the strength of the survivors."
SAPAC has set aside two days for
the T-shirt making. The first was yes-
terday, but the second will take place
tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the
SAPAC office on 715 North University
Ave., Suite 202. Anyone interested in
the event is welcome to visit the exhib-
it, make a shirt and call the office for an
appointment at 763-5865.

Website displays local menus

Although the lecture focused on
very complex aspects of the visual
system, Easter said it was designed
for an audience outside the scientific
community. His interjection of
humor into an otherwise complicated
topic kept the audience listening
"This is a public lecture intended
for an audience of non-specialists,"
Easter said.
Easter's lecture celebrated his
recent appointment to the Matthew
Alpern Collegiate Professorship in
Biology and his receipt of the 1998-
99 Margaret and Herman Sokol
Faculty Award.
"I'm sincerely overwhelmed to
receive both of these honors -
especially in the same year," Easter
told the audience.
Easter's wife Janine said the hon-
ors are the product of many years of
hard work by her husband.
"I think they were well-deserved
after many hours in the lab," she
said. "Now the reward is coming.

league who
"T E a s t c :I
I to r ceive respected
a n d
9 honors." admired.
- Stephen Easter "I know
Biology professor my father
has enor-
m o u s
respect for Mr. Alpern," noted Kin
Easter. "It's an honor for him to be
able to name it for Matthew Alpern."
Stephen Easter's winning of the
Sokol Faculty Award also carries a
great deal of prestige. Only one such
award is given every year to an LSA
"It's very gratifying, to put it mild-
ly, to be selected," he said.
Students in Stephen Easter's class-
es describe him as one of the great
teachers that they've had here at the
"He devotes a lot of time to his
students," said Sejan Patel, an LSA
Yesterday's lecture exemplified
Easter's teaching style in class, LSA
sophomore Nancy Joseph said.
"I thought it was a really eloquent,
powerful lecture," Joseph said.
While winning these honors is a
great career achievement, Easter
remains humble about his accom-
He told the audience he was hon-
oring a friend of his as much as the
University was honoring him.
It's "a lecture intended in part to
honor Matthew Alpern," Easter said.

By Jaimie Winkler
Daily Staff Reporter
Welcome to the Web, may I take your
Roommate on the phone? Don't
know what to eat? Late night studying
has you staring at a blank screen? Try
pulling up www.takeoutexpress.com -
the Internet site that connects viewers to
a multitude of Ann Arbor's restaurants
and their menus.
After accessing the site, surfers may
choose the type of cuisine they prefer
and order from a restaurant on the site.
A menu from the selected restaurant
appears. With a swift click of the "sub-
mit" button, the order is sent to the
restaurant and prepared, said Benny
Cheunm, president of the Novi-based
Take-Out Express.
Students can choose to have their
meals delivered, or to pick them up at
the restaurant.
"It's an additional way for restaurants
to get business," Cheung said.
The Website is free publicity for the
restaurants. The site' has printable
coupons, and the restaurant does not
have to pay for advertising this way,
Cheung said.
The site boasts its easy use for diners
and restaurant owners.

The store is only charged when an
order is placed. The customer is not
charged, Cheung said. -
When accessed it can provide useful
information about the menu, phone
number and location at no charge to the
restaurant, he said.
LSA first-year student Emily
Wingfield said she would use the ser-
vice because she is tired of always
ordering from the same menus that are
slid under her door.
"I think it would give you more acces-
sibility to more places," Wingfield said.
The company started in February of
1997 by listing restaurants in Dearborn
and Dearborn Heights. The cities did
not respond as expected, Cheung said.
The company selected Ann Arbor for
the service because of its reputation for
using technology, Cheung said.
He said many businesses and students
would find the service to be a great help.
Chris Schultz, an Engineering first-
year student, said the Website might
benefit him if he did not know a restau-
rant's phone number.
Otherwise "I might just prefer a
phone book," Schultz said.
Cheung said the site receives a good
amount of business.
"We've been averaging about 2,000

hits a month," he said.
More than 25 Ann Arbor restaurants
are listed on the site, including the var-
ious Cottage Inn Pizza locations on
"We have our own Website where
you can order" said Bob Bloomer,
manager of the Central Campus
Cottage Inn on Packard Street.
They have been accepting orders via
the Internet for about three years.
We get "a couple per month. We have
a few people who that's their main way
of ordering," Bloomer said. He said he
thinks North Campus receives more
orders than Central Campus.
But students without immediate
computer access, such as Engineering
first-year student Ben Jimines, may
find the service to be inconvenient.
Jimines said he probably would not
use the service "just because I'm too
lazy to do that."


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