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The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 15, 1999 - 3A

-CAMPUS LON=
Literary
magazine seeks
submissions
The University's newest creative
writing journal, Redial, is looking for
submissions for its spring 1999 issue.
Limited to five poems and two short
stories each, writers must submit their
works before Wednesday to the
Redial's box, located in Angell Hall
room 3161.
Redial will not return submis-
siogs to writers. Those selected for
inclusion will receive notice via e-
mail.
The journal will be available on
campus during the last two weeks of
April.
City approves
plan for fraternity
house additions
The Ann Arbor City Planning
Commission approved a 1,837-
lsquare foot addition to be made to
the Sigma Chi fraternity house. The
Greek house is located at 548 South
State St.
Approved on March 2, the pro-
posal calls an elevator and egress
stair tower to be added to the exist-
ing structure, along with repaving
the parking lot.
Student to play
*Sinatra on stage
Andy Kirshner, a doctoral student
in the School of Music and a
"Hunting Family graduate student
fellow at the Institute for the
Humanities, will present excerpts
from his experimental music-theater
piece titled "Relive the Magic" on
March 19 at 8:30 p.m. in the
Rackham assembly hall.
In the piece, Kirshner plays the
*role of an aging pop singer, who
Kirshner based on the life of Frank
Sinatra.
The March show is free. The
entire show will open April 11 at 3
p.m. in the Michigan Theater.
Tickets are $10 for students and $15
for the general public.
Panel discusses
*global climate
change
The Engineering Society and the
University plan to sponsor a confer-
ence titled "Global Climate Change
- The Greenhouse Gases:
Implications of Industry" on March
22 at the Cobo Conference Center in
Detroit.
The conference will provide par-
ticipants with scientific information
about greenhouse gases and indus-
try initiatives to reduce emissions.
Scheduled speakers include repre-
sentatives from the University,
General Motors, Ford Motor
Company, Detroit Edison and the
U.S. Department of Energy.
The University Health System will
host a weekend of events focusing on
alternative medicines and health
assessments at Domino Farms on April
010 and 11.
UHS to host
health education

weekend
The First Annual University Heart
Care Health Expo will include a sym-
posium from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
nd 20k, 5k and one-mile run-walk'
ces Sunday morning.
The meeting will feature world
class athletes offering advice on
caring for the heart.
Peter Snell, former world record
'holder in the 800 meters and mile
and three-time Olympic gold medal-
ist for New Zealand is scheduled to
appear at the symposium. Herb
Lindsay, former world record holder
in the 10-mile and 20k road runs
W ho was twice voted as "Runner's
orld" road runner of the year, also
is scheduled to appear at the sympo-
sium.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Adam Zuwerink.

Symposium addresses women of color

By Sarah Lewis
Daily Staff Reporter
In addition to the registration and
safe sex information desks set up for
Saturday's Women of Color Health
Symposium, a table overflowing with
books about women had a prime spot.
The dozens of books addressed a
variety of women's issues ranging from
herbal medicines and self-image to
spiritual healing and African-American
folk stories.
The symposium, whose theme was
"Our Bodies, Our Minds, Our Souls -
Looking Out for Ourselves," reflected
this wide range of topics, incorporating
a focus on women's health.
LSA junior Meredith Hochman, a co-
chair of the symposium and a member
of the Undergraduate Women's
Association, said women of color are

"The definition of health is a balance of mind and body".
- Angela Reyes
Director of the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation

underrepresented and overlooked in
many areas of health.
The symposium - which included
workshops that addressed topics such as
HIV/AIDS, domestic violence and
health issues for lesbians, gays and
bisexuals - was a way of "addressing a
need we thought was lacking on this
campus," Hochman said.
"Workshops are a life form," said
LSA junior and symposium co-Chair
Leseliey Welch. "People can use what
they learn in these workshops to
empower themselves on this campus
and wherever they may go."
Welch added it is important that

women's health issues be acknowl-
edged.
Susan Kao, a recent University grad-
uate, said the reproductive health work-
shop presented different perspectives
including race, gender and mother-child
relationships.'
"You have to look at it through all
those perspectives," Kao said, adding
that although all women face pressing
issues, "there are different issues that
women of color deal with, in terms of
people perceiving you because you are
a minority."
Keynote speaker Angela Reyes, a
community activist and director of the

Detroit Hispanic Development
Corporation, said that shortcomings in
minority health issues are nothing new
from a historical perspective.
Reyes read a passage from a book
that described how the native North
American population was virtually
wiped out - sometimes deliberately -
by European diseases when the first
explorers arrived.
Going beyond just the physical,
Reyes said that emotional, mental and
spiritual aspects are equally important
in health issues.
"Unlike the old school of thought
... there is more to health than just

I

Panel looks
at law,
technology
By Tushar Sheth
Daily Staff Reporter
How is privacy protected when consumers are
shopping over the Internet? How has technology
changed the way businesses reach potential clients?
The interaction of technology and the laws that
regulate it were examined this weekend, when vari-
ous law and business experts discussed how new
technologies are changing the way we live.
The symposium, "Challenging Legal Paradigms:
Is Technology Outpacing the Law?" was held at the
Law School and sponsored by the Michigan
Telecommunications and Technology Law Review.
"The Rise of Electronic Commerce," one of the
many panel discussions, addressed how increasing
numbers of companies are marketing online.
The panelists pointed out that to stay compet-
itive, companies must expand their sales opera-
tions to reach the growing numbers of con-
sumers who are making purchases using the
Internet.
Panelists also discussed the myriad of laws that
arise with the development of these new technolo-
gies.
"What do you do when, as a company, you want
to go online and there are all these laws, both U.S.
and foreign, that you have to deal with?" asked pan-
elist Jonathan Rosenour, director of Electronic
Commerce Readiness for Arthur Andersen, a nation-
al consulting firm.

physical health." Rees said,
explaining that mental and emotion-
al problems can be physically mani-
fested. "The definition of health is a
balance Of the body, the mind and
the spirit."
Although women are the primary
caretakers and make most health-relat-
ed decisions in the household, Reyes
said, their problems are often over-
looked or wrongly diagnosed.
"The tendency in looking at women's
health issues has been discounted,"
Reyes said. "And it's cost us our lives
many times."
The fact that women are likely to be
poorer than men - which leads to a
decline in health status - is one factor
in the discrepancy in health care, as
well as racism and language and culture
barriers, Reyes said.
House to
aprove
school
takeovers'
LANSING (AP) - Lawmakers usu
ally save their late-night sessions for the
end of the year, but tomorrow's session
could last into the wee hours as House
Republicans try to work out a deal that
would put Gov. John Engler's school
takeover plan into immediate effect.
Marathon sessions, used to wear
down both sides and lead to a compro-
mise, usually don't occur so early in the
session. But Engler wants the takeover
bill approved and on his desk by Easter,
just three weeks away. I
While talks between House
Democrats and Engler's office have
continued since last week when a
House committee sent the takeover bill
to the floor on a party-line vote, no
compromise has emerged.
"The real ball game isn't until it hits
this floor," said House Minority Floor
Leader Kwame Kilpatrick (D-Detroit)
a lead negotiator for House Democrats.
As things stand now, both sides are
firmly planted in their positions. Engler
wants Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer to
appoint a seven-person reform board to
run the city's schools for five years.
The measure would effectively recall
the elected 1l-member school board.

JEREMY MENCHIK/DAILY
Michigan Telecommunications and Law Review Panel members Louis Frey, Carey Heckman and Julian
Epstein discuss the effects of technology and legal regulations this weekend at the Law School.

Rosenour went on to highlight various issues that
might arise from this situation. "Privacy is the fun-
damental issue," Rosenour said: "We must ask our-
selves what it means to be an individual and how we
can protect those rights"
He added that regulation is important to protect
these rights. He used the example of Internet gam-
bling laws to further illustrate his point.
"When companies begin to think that the laws do
not apply to them, that is when we begin to see
fraud," Rosenour said.
The discussion "Money, Markets and the
Millennium" examined how new technologies have
effected our economy. Michael Korybut, a lecturer at
Stanford University Law School, explained the large
impact - in terms of numbers - online sales have
had. This past year, Korybut said, purchases over the

Internet totaled $13 billion dollars.
He outlined reasons for this high volume of sales.
"People are beginning to like e-commerce
because it is multimedia, it's interactive, dynamic,
and it occurs in real time to a worldwide audience,"
Korybut said.
Korybut explained how companies are able to
"segment populations into virtual communities by
their interests."
He discussed how companies are able to keep
track of people's interests by monitoring the types of
goods they look for online, and targeting these peo-
ple for specific products.
The issues of Congress' regulation of new tech-
nology and who owns property rights to these
new technologies were also raised during the
two-day symposium.

Universities discuss
roles for the next
Millennium

By Michael Grass
Daily Staff Reporter
Representatives from universities
nationwide gathered in Washington,
D.C. on Thursday to discuss the
strengthening of relationships between
academic institutions and their sur-
rounding communities, during a White
House Millennium Council conference
titled "Imaging America."
The Millennium Council was devel-
oped by President Bill Clinton and
Hillary Rodham Clinton in the fall of
1997 to celebrate the coming of the
next millennium in "meaningful ways"
said Sue Vogelsinger, a council commu-
nications representative.
Imagining America, jointly hosted by
the council, the University and the
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship
Foundation, was held at the Old
Executive Office Building and brought
delegates from academic institutions
nationwide together.
"The exchange of information was
exciting," Vogelsinger said.
University President Lee Bollinger
gave welcoming remarks and was the
moderator of a panel discussion involv-
ing college and university presidents.
Director of the University's Arts of
Citizenship Program David Scobey and
Associate Vice President for Research
Julie Ellison, who chaired the conference,
also moderated sessions during the day.

The Arts of Citizenship Program,
developed last May as part of the Year of
Arts and Humanities, aims to create con-
nections through projects between the
University and the greater community.
One local project, the redesigning of
the Broadway Avenue bridge over the
Huron River, brought University stu-
dents in SNRE and the landscape archi-
tecture program together with Ann
Arbor Bach elementary school students
to create a community park.
Representatives from other universi-
ties presented similar programs that have
been successful on their campuses.
"Lots of people in di erent universi-
ties shared experiences and stories,"
Scobey said, adding that "the over-
whelming feeling was exhilaration."
One objective of the conference was
to break down barriers by sharing
experimental teaching and innovative
research methods, Scobey said.
Ellison and Scobey gave a wrap-up
report of YoHA at the January
University Board of Regents meeting.
YoHA's aims of l uilding University-
community links based on current
themes in the arts and humanities, they
said, closely correspond with the objec-
tives of Imagining America.
"The programs that have been devel-
oped here over the past 70 years are
really very special," Bollinger said at
the January meeting.

Correction:
0 Peter Benedek was incorrectly identified in Friday's Daily. The University of Michigan Entertainment Coalition was also
incorrectly identified.
R Bob Witanek is not a co-founder of the Iraq Action Coalition. This was reported incorrectly in Friday's Daily.

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