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10 - The 9Tichigan Daily - FOOTBALL SATURDAY - October 14, 2000








October 14, 2000 - FOOTBALL SATURDAY - The Michigan Daily - 3

Students serve to honor Gandhi

Despite struggling defense, Michigan has advantage
' By Stephanie ffen
1'it'N* 1' "1 ____dominating the competition this season. defense currently ranks 113th amongst Wolverines held him to only 30.
Will that be enough to lift the the 115 teams in NCAA college football. And despite missed games by Jake
Indiana hasn't won in the Big House Wolverines out of their funk? A loss Enough said. Frysinger and Eric Wilson this season,
since 1967. would be devastating, but then again, the Henson played a great first half last the Michigan line has been able to stop SPECIAL TEAMS: The way the

By Tiffany Maggard
Daily Staff Reporter
Members of ProjectServe, the Indian
American Student Association and about 300
volunteers kicked off Gandhi Day of Service
on Saturday with the intent of perpetuating
Mahatma Gandhi's belief that the good of the
world lies at the most basic levels of society.
*Gandhi Day began at the University in 1997
after University alum Manali Shah introduced

the idea at a LeaderShape conference with the
intent of bringing members of the community
together in one large act of service.
Now, more than 30 universities have adopted
the idea, including Stanford, Dartmouth and
Brown universities.
Gandhi Day co-coordinator Sharlene Bagga,
an LSA junior, said this year's theme of
"embracing the community in the spirit of
diversity" promotes Gandhi's belief that the
whole is greater than the sum of its parts and

the necessity of uniting those not used to com-
munity service with those who are.
After Gandhi Day participants flooded the
Diag for registration, associate history. Prof.
Sumathi Ramaswamty, interim director of the
Center for South Asian Studies, addressed the
"Today, in this hyper-modern, capitalist
society, Gandhi's courage, for me, lies in his
opposition to modernization," Ramaswamy

s e

Continued from Page 9
Prof John Knont.
Knott quoted Neuman's letter to the committee as saying
SNRE will no longer admit undergraduates once a joitnt envi-
ronmental studies program is formulated.
"We assumed from the start that we were to come up with a
program and see if people were willing to support it," Knott
Rabe said the final decision on the proposal will involve fac-
ulty from both schools.
"The decision is going to be a result of a process of deliber-
ation," Rabe said. "We will be discussing this until there is a
sense of faculty resolution."
He added that it will take "some time" for a final program to
be developed and implemented.
C11 SNRE programs came under examination last spring as a
result of continued low enrollment and retainment.
I Live., "More students transfer out of than in," SNRE Prof. Bobbi
r details Low said. "We put more effort into recruitment but it didn't

LSA sophomore Amy Patel and LSA senior Ava Lala varnish a
door at the Chimmaya Mission on the Gandhi Day of Service.
SNRE Prof. James Diana said SNRE received 120 applica-
tions for this academic year.
The committee also attempted to devise methods to increase
the availability of environmental studies to University students.
Its proposal consists of increased electives and flexibility in
requirements and prerequisites and a stronger emphasis on cur-
riculum breadth. It also suggests developing first-year seminar
programs and a living-learning community.
But most of about 50 students at yesterday's public forum
with the committee said they worry the changes will cost cur-
rent programs their focus and individuality.
"Giving students too much choice takes away the choice for
more rigorous study" SNRE senior Amanda Edmonds said. "If
I choose tougher NRE electives, because that's what I'm inter-
ested in, and somebody else chooses something more unrelat-
ed, it means two different things. The choice waters down the
meaning of a NRE degree and the reputation of the program."
Edmonds said the phasing out of the SNRE undergraduate
program could cost the University "excellent students, espe-
cially from out of state."

And it's impossible to remember the
last time Michigan, Michigan State,
Penn State and Wisconsin all fell out of
the top 25.
Both oftthese streaks may be broken if
the Hoosiers pull the upset of Michigan
on Saturday.
Both teams are coming off unsettling
losses. One team fell victim to a last-sec-
ond field goal and one was victim of an
underperforming defense that couldn't
control the run.
But one of these teams will get its
revenge -not only for last week but for
last year.
After a heartbreaking loss to Illinois in
1999, the Wolverines traveled to
Bloomington and were almost handed
their third-straight loss of the season. But
Antwaan Randle El's Hail Mary pass fell
incomplete in the end zone and the
Hoosiers couldn't complete the upset,
falling 34-31.
A win would do more for Michigan
than prevent two-straight losses. A loss
for Michian means that the Rose Bovl
is virttallv out of the question, seeing
htowv Ohio State and Northwvestern are

scenario before last week's debacle was
no different.
RUSHING DEFENSE: Last week, the
Indiana defense couldn't stop
Northwestern back Damien Anderson,
allowing him 296 yards on 36 carries.
Despite boasting Butkus candidate
linebacker Justin Smith, who leads the
Big Ten in both tackles for loss and
sacks, the rest of the Indiana defensive
line leaves much to be desired. The
Hoosiers have allowed teams an average
of 167 rushing yards per game.
And with Michigan averaging 236
yards on the ground, that average doesn't
stand a chance of decreasing.
Running back Anthony Thomas is
having the season of his life. Despite the
ups and downs of the rest of his team;
Thomas has been consistent throughout.
Advantage: Michigan
ING DEFENSE: The Indiana passing

week against Purdue. He completed his
first nine passes, which included going
six-for-six on the first drive of the game.
Henson connected with Marquise
Walker for five of those six completions
and the touchdown.
He needs to continue that for all four
quarters, which should be no problem
against the Indiana secondary.
Come to think of it, what Indiana sec-
Advantage: Michigan
RUSHING DEFENSE: After last weekend's
loss, the Michigan defense said it was
tough to stop Drew Brees because he had
so many options when inside the pocket.
This weekend will be no different.
Michigan couldn't defend the quarter-
back scramble against Purdue. Why
should the Wolverines be able to defend
a quarterback that ranks 20th all time in
rushing yards?
Antwaan Randle El rushes for almost
100 yards a game, but last season the

running backs such as Wisconsin's
Michigan Bennett and Illinois'Antoineo
Harris and Rocky Harvey.
This one's a tough call It will come
down to which side is hungrier.
Advantage: Even
ING DEFENSE: Despite Randle El's poor
rushing performance last season, he
dominated the Wolverines in the air.
Randle El had four passing touchdowns
and almost 300 yards.
Neither Michigan's secondary or
Indiana's powerful air attack has
changed much from last season. Randle
El's' favorite targets, Jerry Dorsey and
Versie Gaddis, return and so does
Michigan's inability to stop them.
Brees went 32-for-44 last weekend for
286 yards. In Michigan's victory over
Illinois, the secondary allowed Kurt
Kittner to go 27-for-38 for 352 yards.
The secondary will be itching for a
victory, but don't expect much to change.
Advantage: Indiana

squads' special teams have played this
season, the matchup comes down to
which team's less likely to screw up.
The Hoosiers are 4-5 for field goals
this season, but only average 30 yards
each punt.
Michigan is a disappointing 4-9 from
field goal range, but punting and kick-
offs have not been a problem.
Advantage: Even
INTANGIBLES: The Big House has hin-
dered the Hoosiers' program.
They haven't won here in more than
30 years.
Michigan fans will be at a premium
with the alumni coming back for
Homecoming and the students fully rest-
ed for the 3:30 p.m. start.
Advantage: Michigan
Michigan 31, Indtana 21

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School of Social Work said LGBT stu-
dents need to be aware of the issues
involved in the upcoming presidential
election. "Regardless of national, region-
al, state and local politics, issues that
affect our community are political all the
time," Harrison Prado said. "Traditionally
Nve back progressive parties, because they
have been more inclusive of LGBT peo-
ple." Harison Prado, a founder and co-
chair of Gender MOSAIC Q&A, worked
with Severs to plan the event.
"Complacency is dangerous, and
Coting Out Day has become a celebra-
tion. but it has to remain a call to action,"


Harrison Prado said.
In addition to the political aspect of the
rally, speakers focused on how the
University can be a more friendly envi-
ronment for transsexuals. "We're ttying
to get gender-neutral housing on campus
- dorm rooms that aren't specifically
female and male," Severs said.
Harrison Prado agreed that residence
halls on this campus need to be reformed.
"Housing policies are relatively sup-
portive of lesbian, gay and bisexual peo-
ple," Harrison Prado said. "But transgen-
der, transsexual and gender-queer stu-
dents can have real issues including those
of personal safety when living in resi-
dence halls, and using public restrooms
and public lockerooms."

WEST LAFAYETTE - Despite a tremendous first-half performance in which Michigan
coach Lloyd Carr said the offense had "probably never played better," the Wolverines'
porous defense caught up with them in the end. Purdue kicker Travis Dorsch atoned
for missing one short field goal by making another, nailing a 32-yarder with four
seconds left. Michigan dropped to 2-1 in the Big Ten, 4-2 overall.
Purdue 32, Michigan 31

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