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The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 29, 1999 - 3

CRIME
Subject struck
by University
"tlty vehicle
A male subject was struck Tuesday
morning by a University utility truck at
the corner of West Medical Center
Drive and Catherine Street,
Department of Public Safety reports
state.
The subject was not injured and
refused medical attention, but indicated
he wouIa seek a check-up through
employee health services.
Wfaudulent J. Crew
order placed
A student in Mary Markey
Residence Hall received an e-mail
Monday' night confirming his pur-
chase of $965 worth of merchandise
from the J. Crew catalog, DPS reports
state.
The student said that the did not
p ce the order, which used his moth-
credit card number. The order was
canceled and DPS is investigating the
incident.
Fire breaks out in
Med-Sci Building
A small fire involving a small
amount of ethanol began Monday
afternoon at the Medical Science
Research Building, DPS reports
e.
here was no property damage, and
the fire was put out with a fire extin-
guisher
Patient breaks
leather restraints
A patient at the University Medical
Center caused malicious destruction
Wednesday morning when he severed
t of the leather belts used to pin him
dAn, DPS reports state.
Hospital staff requested help sub-
duing the patient earlier that morn-
ing.
Students study
loudly for exams
A loud and disorderly group of about
30 students was disturbing neighbors
o the second floor of Little Hall in the
y Markley Residence Hall on
Wednesday at 3 a.m., DPS reports
state.
DPS officers investigated and found
the students were studying for an
exam.
Subject violates
election laws
n unidentified subject was reported
t e in violation of election law on
Wednesday morning, according to DPS
reports.
The subject was said to be cam-
paigning at University Hospitals within
100 feet of a polling site. DPS officers
at the scene reported finding no prob-
lems.
Suspect drives
through the Arb
suspect was found driving a
vehicle in Nichols Arboretum on
Tuesday night, according to DPS
reports.
The subject was issued a citation for

being in violation of the no vehicles
ordinance in the Arb.
Smashed pumpkin
found on sidewalk
An act of malicious destruction
occurred at the North Campus
Northwood V apartments on Tuesday
night when subjects smashed a pump-
kin on the sidewalk, according to DPS
reports.
DPS has not identified any suspects
in the incident.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Dave Enders.

SHOUT takes nominees for Golden Apples

By Jodie Kaufman
Daily Staff Reporter
Students don't need to shine an apple before
giving it to their favorite professor - at least not
if they nominate them for the 10th annual Golden
Apple Award.
Beginning Monday, students can vote "for a
professor who is personable (and) has changed the
student's life. This is a way to honor teaching
instead of emphasize criticism," said Student
Honoring Outstanding University Teaching co-
Chair Amanda Warner, an LSA junior. SHOUT
sponsors the awards and students can vote at the
group's Website, wwwumich.edu/~umshout.

SHOUT advisor Sara Balon said the Golden
Apple Award was initiated "to recognize the out-
standing teaching at the University."
Past recipients have included history Prof.
Sidney Fine, religion and English Prof. Ralph
Williams and nursing and women's studies associ-
ate Prof. Carol Boyd.
"I very much appreciated this recognition com-
ing from the students whom I had taught," said
Fine, who won the award in 1993.
This year's winning professor will be notified
before the termination of the semester in
December, and will be awarded and give their "last
ideal lecture" on Jan. 31 at Rackham Auditorium.

SHOUT's Website states the idea behind the ideal
lecture comes from the inspiration of Rabbi Eliezer
ben Hurkanos, who 1,900 years ago taught students
to "get your life in order one day before you die."
The group uses this as a reminder to the
University community when it sponsors award
winners' ideal last lecture.
"The award represents that the community is say-
ing some part of what you hoped has indeed been
achieved. It is a buoyant message, encouraging me
to go on and achieve more, it encourages me to do
better" said Williams, who won the award in 1992.
"The award has a notable impact on my life at
the University of Michigan. After receiving this

honor, I somehow felt more credible and thus, I
became a more confident and trusting teacher,"
said Boyd, the first female recipient of the award.
The nominations allow students to have more
direct contact with the faculty., Williams said.
"Students are in direct contact with the faculty.
They are saying we 'alue the care and attention in
dealing with education. It reproduces a fresh face to
face talk, and encourages the full and direct pres-
ence between the faculty and students,"' lliams
said.
"The award is some symbol of the process which
students and I bring to class everyday, our very best
communication, human to human," he added.

LaVoz sponsors Dia de
los Muertos celebration

By Tiffany Maggard
Daily Staff Reporter
The ivy that curtains the windows of
the Michigan Union Art Lounge creates
a soft, dim atmosphere for regular
exhibits and studiers. But the vibrant
color scheme of its current decor, out-
fitted for "Dia de los Muertos," pro-
vides tough competition for the room's
serene ambiance.
For the last week, the Art Lounge has
been appropriately decorated for a
University celebration of the traditional
Mexican holiday co-sponsored by La
Voz Mexicana, the University's
Latino/a American student organization
and the Eastern Michigan University
Latino/a Student Alliance.
The celebration is scheduled to
beginning at 6 p.m. tomorrow.
"It is a good thing for all different
people," said LSA junior Juan
Calzonzi, member of La Voz Mexicana.
"Everyone has lost somebody - you're
lucky if you haven't.
"But to come out and just remember

people that you've lost, and honor them
is what it's about. It doesn't matter if
you're Latin, or American, or any other
race. It's not just a cultural thing - it's
about remembering people who've
passed on," he said.
Dia de los Muertos, which translates
Day of the Dead," is a traditional
Mexican holiday, celebrated annually
from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2,
The celebration marks a time to
remember loved ones by offering items
including certain foods that deceased
loved ones enjoyed in life.
The gifts are presented on "ofrendas"
which are alters that are decorated with
candles, skeletons and colorful objects
made of tissue paper. An ofrenda has
been placed in the Art Lounge.
Calzonzi said that the caliber of
emotional content of Dia de los
Muertos is similar to Thanksgiving
and Christmas season celebrated in
the United States, though it is a more
solemn event.
"There is a lot of emotion involved,"

Calzonzi said. "It is more emotional
than American holidays because it is
the celebration of people who've died.
It's a way of saying 'I remember you
and I hope you enjoy this'."
The ceremony will open with live
music from the local drum ensemble,
"Tree Town."
Lucy Gajac of the Cesar Chavez
Academy in Detroit will speak about
Dia de los Muertos and its importance
in the preservation of Latin culture in
the United States.
To involve children this year, La Voz
Mexicana has invited a Detroit-based
organization of youths to come and
make their own offerings.
LSA senior Marissa Cortez, member
of La Voz Mexicana, said that this par-
ticular group was chosen because it is
comprised of ex-gang members who
are encouraged to participate in differ-
ent cultural events.
"In Mexico, they try to place a empha-
sis on children. So we're trying to carry-
on that part of the tradition," Cortez said.-

LSA seniors Rodolfo Palma-Lulion and Andrew Cornell march from the
Shapiro Undergraduate Library to Lorch Hall in yesterday's SOLE protest.

SOLE storms
Lorch, urges 'U'
to endorse WRC

CEREMONY
Continued from Page 1
Martinez thanked the evening's
emcee, Delta Tau Lambda Vice
President Damaris Madrigal, who has
been a mentor to her as a student in high
school. Martinez said Madrigal gave her
"self-esteem and self-confidence."
Although Associate Director of
Programs for Educational Opportunity
Norma Barquet couldn't attend last
night's ceremony, she was honored with
the Lydia Cruz & Sandra Maria Ramos
Educational Achievement Award.
Members of the new sorority, Sigma
Lamda Gamma, took the opportunity
to announce their arrival on campus.
Sigma Lamda Gamma is the second

Latina sorority on campus.
Between the awards, Delta Tau Lamda
presented speakers to inspire the audi-
ence. Giving a speech titled "Circle of
Culture: Creating Your Own
Community," Emilia Martinez, the mul-
ticultural educational resources coordi-
nator for Lenawee Intermediate School
District encouraged students to become
leaders, take risks and reach out in their
own as well as other communities.
Community Partnership Specialist
for the U.S. Census Bureau, Isabel
Rodriguez, also spoke about being
active in the Latino/a community. But
Rodriguez focused on being active by
taking part in the 2000 survey.
"Something of this magnitude should
not be taken lightly," Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez said in the 1990 census, the
Latino/a community was undercounted
by 12.2 percent. She added that for every
1 percent missed in the survey, the
Latino!a community could have about
S2,500 in government dollars. "We con-
tribute to the success of this country
every day," Rodriguez said. "But we
don't get the respect that we deserve."
Hitting the topic home was Harvey
Santana, the community outreach spe-
cialist in Detroit Mayor Dennis
Archer's office. "We're losing out and
somebody else is benefiting from it,"
Santana said. Southwestern High
School student Christian Emmanuel
strummed his guitar.while singing the
closing tribute to Latinas, "Mujeres di
Vinas."

By Michael Grass
Daily StaffReporter
Unsatisfied with the University
Advisory Committee on Labor
Standards and Human Rights' time-
line for investigating different labor
codes influencing the University's
licensed apparel manufacturers, about
20 University students marched to the
office of committee chair and Public
Policy Prof John Chamberlin.
After storming the wrong office in
Lorch Hall, the protesters regrouped,
and found the correct location.
Chamberlin was not in his office.
Before leaving Lorch, the protest-
ers taped signs to the office door and
left a letter with their demands.
Chamberlin could not be reached
for comment last night.
Earlier this week, Chamberlin said
he didn't expect the advisory commit-
tee to make a recommendation to the
University administration until May
after the committee has studied all of
its possible labor codes.
"Today is basically to show the
advisory committee and the admin-
istration that we're not going to
accept anything less than them sign-
ing on the WRC as soon as possi-
ble," said LSA senior Rachel
Edelman, a SOLE organizer.
Last week, United Students Against
Sweatshops released the Worker
Rights Consortium - a system to
verify and inspect labor conditions in
factories producing apparel for uni-
versities.

Brown University was the first
school to endorse the WRC last week.
SOLE members fear if the
University of Michigan does not
endorse the WRC, it will be more
difficult to fight sweatshop labor in
the future.
Both Chamberlin and University
General Counsel Marvin Krislov
have contended the University is not
against the WRC, only that the policy
needs further study before the admin-
istration endorses any labor code.
SOLE members said they will use
increased pressure tactics, such as
.mass protests, to force the University
to sign the WRC.
Edelman said if the advisory com-
mittee does not move up the date of its
decision, SOLE will take its com-
plaints directly to the University
administration, adding that she
believes the committee already has
enough information on the WRC to
make a decision.
Others joining SOLE in the
protest said the University needs
to take a stand and endorse the
WRC.
"I want to support the students in
their work to educate fellow students
and to work to bring about changes in
the University's policies relative to the
manufacturing of its athletic cloth-
ing,' said Diane Christopherson, a
reverend in the Guild House.
- Daily Staff Reporter Jodv
Simone Kay contributed to this
report.

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What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend

FRIDAY
"Department of Public Safety Open
V House,"Campus Safety Security
Building, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
J "Gamera and Down the Drain
Movies) " Sponsored by the
enter for Japanese Studies,
Lorch Hall, Auditorium, 7 p.m.
U "is There Ufe After Lfe?" Shabbat
Dinner, Sponsored by Hillel, Hillel.
Sp "Tombstones on the Diag,"
Sponsored by Students For Life,

Forum" keynote address by
GeoCities founder Davis Bohnett,
Sponsored by the Business
School, Hale Auditorium, Business
School, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
J "The GelCaps - A Cappelia Doo-
Wop," Sponsored by the Lonely
Hearts Club, 211 E. Washington
St., 8-11 p.m.
J "Halloween Family Fun Run,"
Sponsored by the Ann Arbor
Hands-On Museum, Domino's
Farms, 5k at 8:30 a.m., 1 mile
at9:45 am.

306 N. Division St., 7 p.m.
D "Whole Foods Market Halloween
Hootenanny," Sponsored b
Whole Foods Market, 2398E.
Stadium Blvd., 6-8 p.m.
SUNDAY
J "Fall Semester Party," Sponsored
by the Ballroom Dance Club,
Michigan Union, Ballroom, 7:30
p.m.
U H allo ... Hallow. .. Hallboween"

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