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Today: Cloudy. High 26. Low 14. l7T umrsofeim
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. High 30. C

January 18. 2000






on career
By Kdsta Gulfo
Daily Staff Reporter
An anchor of "World News
Sunday" and an Emmy Award win-
ning senior correspondent for ABC
News, University alum Carole
Simpson reflected yesterday on the
exclusive interview that launched
her career.
In 1966, Simpson became the
first black woman to broadcast in
Chicago after waiting for nearly
12 hours by the elevator of the
hotel where Martin Luther King
Jr. was staying to obtain an inter-
Yesterday, more than 500
University and Ann Arbor commu-
nity members of various ages and
races, including football coach
Lloyd Carr, attended Simpson's lec-
ture at the School of Business
During the event, which was
sponsored by the Business School
Dean's Office, Simpson main-
tained a personal tone, as she
reflected on King, memories of
segregation in her childhood and
being "an African-American
woman in a white male-dominated
Simpson recalled trips to the
South where she first encountered
segregated train cars, unavailable
motels that had vacancies, signs
that read "no Jews, no dogs, no
niggers" and separate drinking
See SIMPSON, Page 7A

Gates: Race
relations aided
by technology

By Tiffany Maggard
Daily Staff Reporter
One of the country's foremost
scholars in the history and: culture
of black Americans spoke to an
overflowing Hill Auditorium yes-
terday, explaining how budding
technology is chipping away at
the racial barriers that have exist-
ed in the United States for cen-
Henry Louis Gates Jr., keynote
speaker for the University's 13th
Annual Symposium
Commemorating Martin Luther
King Jr., serves as director of the
WE.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-
American Research and W.E.B.
DuBois professor of humanities at
Harvard University.
"We want to preserve the accom-
plishments of scholars and Africans
and pass it on along to the digital
economy and turn the inner-cities
into learning centrals. It is not back

to the future; it's black to the future,'
Gates said.
Immediately after University
President Lee Bollinger finished
introducing Gates, a group of
about 15 students walked unex-
pectedly from the audience and
onto the stage. One spoke as the
others surrounded her in a semi-
circle. Her message was clear:
The University is contradicting
itself by so strongly promoting
diversity in ways such as holding
the MLK symposium while allow-
ing minority enrollment drop sig-
Members of the audience applaud-
ed the students as they left the stage.
Gates, now at the podium to deliver
his speech, described the students as
brave and commended their commit-
ment to making the University more
racially equal.
As a scholar of African literature
See KEYNOTE, Page 2A

ABOVE: LSA sophomore Raj Pardanani plays bingo with Marie April as a
part of ProjectSERVE at the Glacier Hills Retirement Center yesterday.
RIGHT: Henry Louis Gates Jr. speaks to a crowd at Hill Auditorium
yesterday as the keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Students volunteer in tribute to King

By Charles Chen
Daily Staff Reporter
Taking the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. with
them yesterday, more than 200 University students
fanned out across Ann Arbor and into Detroit to
help those less fortunate than themselves.
Participants in ProjectSERVE's "Acting on the
Dream" gathered in Room 1800 of the Chemistry
Building before dispersing to their designated pro-

ject sites.
Doug Lewis, director of Student Legal Services,
set the tone for the day of service when he spoke
to the volunteers, stressing the importance of their
"When you do community service, you take the
world on your shoulders, Lewis said. "You will
never know all of the results from your work, but

they will be there whether you know it or not."
The focus of the community service work cen-
tered around exemplifying the efforts of King by
giving back to the community.
"He stood for equality and helping others,
including spending time to do service and touch
lives," LSA junior Julie Funke said.
"Acting on a Dream" began five years ago in

response to a challenge the MLK Federal Holiday
Commission gave as a way to honor King's memo-
"The idea of Martin Luther King Jr. Day is to do
service rather than talk about him," said
ProjectSERVE co-Director Anita Bohn. "It's to
understand that there are needs within the commu-
See DREAM, Page 2A

U' gets ready to launch
$1B fundraising campaign

Deconstructing halo

University President Lee Bollinger
says campaign should raise at least,
$1.4 billion during 7-year period
y Anna Clark
aily Staff Reporter
The University is in the planning stages of an extensive
campuswide fundraising campaign, scheduled to officially
commence in two years and raise at least $1.4 billion,
University President Lee Bollinger said yesterday.
"We want to use the money for everything from student
scholarships to faculty research to endowing speakers to new
buildings, certainly the Life Sciences Initiative. It will cover
a huge gamut," Bollinger said.
The University shattered public university fundraising
*ecords less than three years ago with a similar financial
campaign that brought in $1.4 billion. Campaign for
Michigan, which officially began in September 1992,.
originally had a goal of S1 billion to be used for a variety
of University objectives, said Business School Prof.
Thomas Kinnear, former vice president for University

Bollinger said he was "positive" the upcoming campaign
will at least match that amount raised by the 1992 campaign.
The upcoming campaign is expected to last seven
It will be run similarly to the last drive, which was co-
chaired by volunteers with University connections,
including CBS correspondent Mike Wallace, former
Michigan football coach Bo Schembachler, retired Ford
Motor Co. executive Allan Gilmour, international
investment banker J. Ira Harris and philanthropist
Magaret Riecker.
The previous campaign included donations from major
corporations and individual gifts and resulted in funding for
financial aid, professorships, program support and campus
buildings, including Lurie Tower on North Campus and Wyly
and Tisch halls on Central Campus..
"In general, it was a campaign of individuals,' Kinnear
said. "Alumni played a large role."
The success of the drive provoked former University
President James Duderstadt to proclaim the achievement

Delta Sig
cleared in
By David Enders
Daily Staff Reporter
The national chapter of Delta Sigma
Phi fraternity lifted the suspension of
the campus chapter last week after fin-
ishing an investigation into a possible
hazing incident. The fraternity had been
suspended since Dec. 10, after two
members of the house were seen duct
taped at Mary Markley Residence Hall.
Steve Lezell, the president of Delta
Sig's campus chapter, said he was glad
the matter has been settled.
"I'm very happy that the incident
was found not to be in the realm of haz-
ing and I'm looking forward to work-
ing with our national chapter to work
out any problems that our fraternity
may have," he said.
Although Delta Sig has been cleared
of the hazing allegations, members of
the house will still face some penalties.
Delta Sig spokesperson Paul
Lawson, a national chapter official,
visited campus last week to conduct the
"Clearly the students' behavior was
disruptive to the residence hall and not
reflective of the values we uphold in our
fraternity," Lawson said in a written state-
ment. "The chapter members realize that
this type of behavior is unacceptable and
have committed to a series of initiatives
intended to strengthen the chapter and
avoid activities in the future that either
are, or could be construed as hazing"
Lawson said that fraternity members
would be responsible for sponsoring
educational programs for the Greek
system on "activities involving new
Lawson also detailed the events that

University workers take down Halo letters at Michigan Stadium yesterday
after much debate about the University's initial decision to add the letters.
EncompaS P acks
Michigan Theater

By Marta Brill
Daily Staff Reporter
With a whirlwind of vivid color and
upbeat sounds, "Encompass: Piecing
Us Together" swept through the
Michigan Theater on Saturday night,
exhibiting diversity and culture to a
sold-out crowd.
LSA sophomore Palak Sheth said
she felt "intense, pumped, complete-
ly full of energy," while dancing on
stage in the Dugout Crew, an act that
drew from the traditions of Asia,
Africa, Europe, and the United
States to create a unique fusion of

"l was so impressed with the metic-
ulous moves and the perfection of the
dancers," Art and Design junior Jodi
Kerman said. "It 'encompassed' so
many groups and it made the campus
more connected."
Music junior Jen Driskill said she
came to Encompass to see friends in the
Filipino-American Student Association
dance, the a cappella performance of 58
Greene and the Funkpact's dance per-
"It's really neat how so many differ-
ent groups on campus can come togeth-
er," Driskill said.
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