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The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 20, 2000-3A

CAMPUS
Comparative
veterinary prof.
dies of cancer
Clarence Chrisp, professor of com-
0parative veterinary pathology, passed
away in February after suffering from
pancreatic cancer for seven months.
Chrisp began teaching at the Uni-
versity of Michigan Medical School
in 1967 and continued for two years,
before moving to California to contin-
be his studies in veterinary pathology.
in 1982, Chrisp returned to the Uni-
versity in the Unit for Laboratory
Animal Medicine at the Medical
School.
He provided training in pathology
to veterinarians in the Unit for Labo-
ratory Animal Medicine's postdoctor-
al training program in comparative
medicine.
Chrisp made many significant con-
tributions to studies on cancer and
agig in laboratory rodents and can-
cer, and furthered the understanding
of the pathobiology of genetically
modified mice.
He is survived by his wife of 39
years Rosalind, his sister June Stone,
his brother Jerry Chrisp, his sons
Bruce and Eric and his daughter in
laws, Laura and Anna.
Prof. to lecture on
child psychology
Sir Michael Rutter, a professor of
child psychology from the University
of London Institute of Psychiatry is
scheduled to speak Thursday at 4 p.m.
in 4448 East Hall.
His lecture, called "Environmen-
tal Influences or, Child Psy-
chopathology: Some Challenges
and Some Solutions," is co-spon-
sored by the Center for Human
yGrowth and Development and the
Department of Psychology.
Rutter currently serves as the presi-
dent of the Society for Research
Development.
In addition to his research and
teaching, Rutter continues a clinical
practice for children and adolescents.
Knighted in 1992, Rutter has
received several awards including the
John Hill award for Excellence in
Theory, Development, and Research
on Adolescence in 1992 and the
American Psychological Association
Distinguished Scientific Contribution
Award in 1995.
Rutter also serves as an honorary
fellow of the British Psychological
Society and an honorary member of
the American Academy of Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry.
Former U.S. Surgeon
General to visit 'U'
*for health forum
former U.S. Surgeon General
Joycelyn Elders will speak Saturday
-during the Minority Health Confer-
ence, an annual program sponsored by
the School of Public Health.
Her speech, which is scheduled to
begin at 8:45 p.m., will focus on the
decline of health disparities in com-
munities of color.
The conference will take place Fri-
*day and Saturday at the Michigan

Lague.
Friday night at 8 p.m., Walter
Williams associate director of minori-
ty health for the Centers for the Cen-
t-ers for Disease Control and
Prevention is scheduled to speak.
Members of the general public
can register online at
http://wiiww.sph. umich.edu/phsad/co
Snference/registration.html
It is S50 for the general public and
$15 for University students to attend.
Prof. Fine to speak
on the Holocaust
As part of the Shipman Society lec-
t4ure series history Prof. Sidney Fine
will speak Tuesday evening at 1512
C.C. Little at 7p.m.
Fine's speech will focus on U.S.
*reaction to the Holocaust.
~- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jodie Kaufman.

Fresh Air Fund letsd a

By Krista Gullo
Daily StaffReporter'
The sound of grickets instead of cars and the
idea of having. no locks on doors are new experi-
ences to most of the children from New York City
who attend the Fresh Air Fund sleep-away camps.
"They are in a, world where they don't have to
worry," said LSA sophomore Ranjit Dis, a coun-
selor for the FAF sleep-away camps last summer.
Founded in 1877 by Rev. William Parsons in
Pennsylvania, FAF provides a chance for low-
income, childrn from inner-city New York to
spend time in the country for a few weeks during
the summer.
"The camps are free for kids whose families
wouldn't normally be able to afford it for them,"
said Jennifer Gartner, a FAF camping assistant.
FAF has a Friendly Town Program where
children visit with volunteer families outside the

city for two weeks and five sleep-away camps.
These camps, all located in Fishkill, N.Y.,
include one focused on career awareness, one
for boys, one for girls, and one for children with
special needs.
Funding for the camps comes from private
donations from celebrities such as Mariah Carey
and Tommy Hilfiger, the namesakes for two of the
camps.
Dis found out about FAF through its Website
last year while searching for camp counselor posi-
tions.
"This camp stuck out because it is for inner-city
kids ... it had a unique twist to it," Dis said.
Dis, a pre-med student, was interested in working
at a camp because he has thought about teaching.
"I didn't want to be in a lab 40 hours a week,'
he said.
Dis said he chose to work at Camp Hidden Val-
ley because he wanted exposure to children with

special needs. Half of the children that atend the
camp have attention deficit disorder, or are handi-
capped have other special needs.
"Its quite a stressful job because of the kind of
kids we deal with ... but once you get respect
from kids, you start to have fun:' Dis said. "There
were times I wanted to go home, but you just can't
give up on these kids."
Today, Dis said he considers the other coun-
selors that he worked with to be some of his best
friends, and still keeps in touch with his campers
by mail. He plans on returning to Camp Hidden
Valley again this summer.
"There is a lot of bonding that goes on - it's a
great way to meet a lot of unique people."
"It's sort of like a big family." Dis said.
Dis said camp participants really appreciate the
program, often returning to be counselors in train-
ing, and then general counselors Dis said. He feels
as if he and the other counselors helped to fulfill

the goais 'nAF by building the self-esteem of the
ch d1n nd exposing them to other cultures in
ord :r rakdown stereotypes.
Th, program's staff comes from across the
counrs mad around the world. About 20 percent of
the stil'comnI from abroad, Gartner said.
De- also feels that he learned from the children.
"it brouhit out a lot of awareness for me," he
said.
Gitner said many counselors go to camp
expesin; to have an impact on the lives of the
chdn. " COten they come and find that it's the
kids who Iive changed them and helped them
grow she said.
The camps begin the third week in June and go
irol(h tic third week in August, consisting of
four sesions of 12 days each.
Gaitn sai d anyone interested in the program
should cli ('00) 367-0003 ext. 8979 or visit the
FAF Website at hurp:/A/wwfreshai:org.

3 injured in baFerrs
State residen,1lll,-.

BIG RAPIDS (AP) - A fire in a
Ferris State University residence hall
room yesterday hospitalized one
woman and left two other people with
minor injuries, officials said.
The blaze began about 6 a.m. in a
third-floor room at the roughly 175-
student Brophy Residence Hall, uni-
versity spokeswoman Margaret Avritt
said.
Suzanne Borton, who is not a stu-
dent, fractured a vertebra when she
jumped from a third-floor window,
Avritt said.
Borton was expected to make a full
recovery but would be held overnight
at Mecosta County General Hospital
for observation.
Her husband, Matthew Borton, suf-

"it could have been much much worse
if someone wa kv ld.
n^ fx n
- Margaret Avritt
Ferris State University spokeswoman

fered smoke inhalation, was treated
and released, Avritt said.
Another man, student Timothy
Wierenga, injured his hand while
pulling a fire-alarm box.
"We're very lucky," Avrit said. "It
could have been much, much worse if
someone was killed."
The fire appears to be accidental,
but the cause had not been pinpointed,
she said.

The building's third floor sustained
extensive damage, and the second
floor was damaged by water. Students
who live on the first floor were to be
aliowed to return after the smoke odor
was removed. Avritt said.
"The ones that are wiped out, we're
going to take them to Kmart or Wal-
Mart and use some university funds to
buy them some clothes on an emer-
gency basis," Avritt said.

JOANNA PAINE/Daily
Naina Kapur, director of the New Delhi Violence Prevention Center, speaks in
the Michigan League Ballroom on Friday on violence against women.
Foru addresses
global violence
again-iist qwomen1o,1

Blue receives tough draw in NCAAS

By Sana Danish
Daly StaReporter
Expanding the issue of violence
against women to a global perspec-
tive, students and speakers from
around the world gathered this week-
end to discuss the many forms of
injustice women face.
The conference, International
Women's Day 2000: Confronting
Global Violence Against Women,
was organizgO by the International
Women's Symposium, a group of
students active in issues of violence
against women.
LSA senior and conference co-
chairwoman, Sairah Saeed said the
conference was the first of its kind at
the University to address issues of
global violence against women.
"The intention of the conference
is to raise awareness and to inspire
dialogues," Saeed said.
Naina Kapur, a lawyer and
women's rights activist, gave the
keynote address of the three-day
conferencejwhich included lectures
and discussions.
Kapur, who has argued cases
before the Supreme Courf of
India, told the crowd about her
work on Vishaka v the state of.
Rajasthan. :In the case a woman
alleged that she was raped by five
men because they considered her
work for promoting women's
rights to be controversial. Kapur
said the judge acquitted the men,
claiming that the men were mem-
bers of the upper caste and that
Indian culture could not have fall-
en to such low depths.
Kapur said her work with the
organization Sakshi, one of the earli-
est groups to work on sexualized
violence in India, helped to appeal
the case to a higher court. The case
helped recognize "the need to alter

systemic violence against women,-
she said.
"There is still no country in the
world that can claim true equality in
practice as well as law when it
comes to violence against women.
"In India ... women continue to
be denied the simple dignity of being
believed."
Conference participant and Uni-
versity of Denver masters student
Alice Bettencourt traveled from
Denver to attend the conference. She
said the conference made her more
aware of the different types of vio-
lence women face.
"A lot of people just think of
domestic violence as being violence
against women," she said. "But there
are a lot of other types of violence
such as rape as a weapon of war,
female genital mutilation and bride
burning."
Friday's events also included a poet-
ry reading by Rwandan poet
Bernadette Kabango and testimonials
by women from Pioneers for Peace, a
group of women from Detroit who are
survivors of violence.
More than 250 participants were
registered for the conference,
which included speakers and dis-
cussions on violence against
women internationally, such as
acid burnings in Bangladesh,
honor killings in Turkey and vio-
lence against immigrant women in
the United States.
The conference also included the
charity event "Empower" which
raised money for Duhodzanye, a
group of women in Rwanda who are
building a school in their village.
School of Education junior and
conference organizer Jennifer
Anderson said the conference was
likely to become an annual event.
"My hope is that this will continue
for many years forward," she said.

HOCKEY
Continued from Page 1A
Berenson said. "Michigan does have
a rich NCAA tournament tradition
and we want to uphold that.
"Colgate is a strong opponent who's
had a good season. They'll be more of
a home team playing in Albany that's
for sure. We'll just have to be really
ready to play our best game."
Which is not what it did on Friday
when it was overwhelmed by the Cin-
derella Mavericks. The loss to
Nebraska-Omaha was especially diffi-
cult because it may have cost the
Wolverines a first round bye in the
NCAA Tournament.
"Obviously if we had won the
CCHA we would've gotten a bye so
(losing to Nebraska-Omaha) had a

big effect," Michigan captain Sean
Peach said. "We lost a lot of
momentum from that game on Fri-
day night. Now we're an underdog
in our bracket."
The Wolverines. who have strug-
gled down the stretch, understand that
they cannot afford another bad game
if they want to continue their seacson.
Michigan guaranteed itself spot
in the tournament two weeks a-o by
winning the CCHIA regular season
crown. But without the pressure of
season-ending elimination, the
Wolverines struggled in their games
against Western Michigan and
Nebraska-Omaha. Now Michigan
must regroup against Colgate if they
want their season to continue.
"We have to be ready now," Peach
said. "Our backs are against the wall.

We're kind of low on confidence right
now and we're going to be considered
the underdog in this game."
The scenario is similar to the orne
the Wolverines faced prior the 1998
tournament - that season they wept
on to win the NCAA Championship4
"It's weird because we had a simi-
lar situation in '97," Michigan junior
Scott Matzka said. "In that season we
slumped a little bit during the CCHX
Tournament. Then we reevaluated
things in the next week and took (the
NCAA Tournament) as a second life"
But that season, the Wolverines hald
the advantage of playing the regional
tournament in the friendly confines of
Yost Ice Arena - something they
will not have when they travel to
Albany which is just three hours east
of Colgate's campus.

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