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CLASSIFIED: 764-0557
www michigandaily.com
By Gina Hamadey
and Maria Simon
Daily Staff Reporters
Doctors have ordered bedrest for famed
playwright Arthur Miller after he broke three
ribs last week. Miller, one of the University's
most distinguished alumni, wS scheduled to
attend the University's symposium in his
honor today.
"I'm feeling not too bad," Miller told The
Michigan Daily. "They'd rather I just rested
for a while."
"I just tripped on a piece of sidewalk. I
didn't see it because I was looking around
Sand this will teach us all to look where we're
Intel gives
-grant for
By Autumn Kelly
For the Daily
Intel announced yesterday a
$200,000 contribution to the Univer-
sity that will further develop its e-
business program.
The company donated a similar
grant to four other schools: Carnegie
Mellon, Cornell and H arvard univer-
sities and Tsinghua University in
Beijing. The one-time contribution
totaled $1 million.
"The money will be used to devel-
op a joint program on electronic
business, most likely among the
Schools of Information and Business
Wnd the College of Engineering,"
Business School Dean B. Joseph
White said in a written statement.
The grant aid in developing programs
focusing on e-commerce by creating
labs and curricula.
Intel spokesman Miguel Salinas said
there were strict criteria for choosing the
five universities. LSA
"Our main focus was the emphasis on cer
nterdisciplinary programs," Salinas
"The University of Michigan pro-
posal had a strong collaboration
between the computer science, elec-
trical engineering and business pro-
grams." The University's highly
ranked Business and Engineering
schools also factored into the deci-
sion, Salinas said.
The e-business program is part of

the Business School and allows stu- By J
.lents to specialize in e-business/e- Daily
commerce. Courses are frequently
updated to match current trends in M
the industry, and allow for hands-on ings
experience for students. brat
"Entrepreneurship has long been Lou
the most popular offering in the D
Business School," said Keith Decie, "roc
assistant to Business School Dean. Lig
Decie said e-commerce has also Res(
been among the more popuhir study al.
*ptions in this field. I
Each year Intel's academic rela- Kun
tions team "looks at programs for K
strategic business interests," Salinas roon
said. It decides what trends are offe
developing in universities that are in god
See GRANT, Page 2A

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October 26, 2000

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walking," Miller said.
Despite the setback,
Miller plans to talk to stu-
dents via sate ite from his
° home in Connecieut - at 2
p.m . this afternoon in the
Rackham Auditorium.
MiI er said 1e was "just
devastated" about can-
celling his trip to Ann
MIVller Arbor.
"Miller will be there in
more than just spirit," said English and the-
ater Prof. Enoch Brater, the symposium's
The international symposium "Arthur

attend s mp Oslun

Miller's America: Theater and Culture in a
Century of Change" will continue as sched-
uled throughout the weck nd.
The symposium honors the playwright's
85th birthday with exhibitions. performances
and presentations highlighting his work.
"it is dpressing that he won't be there, but
it will be a great event to attend," said LSA
senior Brandon Parker, who is taking Prof.
Brater's English class focusing on Miller.
"This is a landmark event for the Universi-
ty because Arthur Miller is one of the great-
est living playwrights and one of the most
distinguished alum," Brater said. Miller
graduated in 1938.
The Arthur Miller Theater, part of the

planned Walgreen Drama Center, will be the
largest of a conglomeration of small theaters
for student productions. The University
Board of Regents approved construction for
the theater following a $5 million dollar
donation from Charles Walgreen Jr. in May.
The project is still a few years away from
"To me, (the symposium) symbolizes what
a university like the University of Michigan
can be about for bright, creative people,"
said University Regent Olivia Maynard (D-
Goodrich). "It says what this University can
be about in terms of nurturing the best in
A panel discussion will assess Miller's


s in an international forum, American
ture critic Linda Ben-Zvi of Tel Aviv
ersity, American Drama Prof. John
:y of Rikkyo University in Tokyo, BBC
ucer Louis Marks in London and Ameri-
nd English drama critic Hersh Zeifman
>rk University in Toronto, Canada. The
ssion is scheduled for tonight from -8
to 10 p.m. at Rackham Auditorium.
r discussions and lectures are scheduled
aghout Friday and Saturday with an
re performance of "A View from the
ge" on Friday night in the Trueblood
1 exhibitions and events occurring this
end are free and open to the public.
percent break of up to $5,000 dollars.
Carl Berry, the Republican candi-
date for the 13th Congressional Dis-
trict in Michigan, said the huge
amount of the surplus is indicatiye of

By Hanna LoPatin
Daily Staff Reporter

With the national government
announcing a $237 billion surplus yes-

terday - the largest in histo-
ry - the debate continues
between Democrats and,
Republicans as to how the
money should be spent.
One of the biggest compo-
nents in this debate is the
question of taxes. The
Republicans say give the
money back to the people,
while the Democrats feel the


the fact that the money needs
to be used as tax cuts.
"If people are sending in
too much money then they
deserve some of it back," he
Republican presidential
candidate Gov. George.W.
Bush allots $2.388 trillion of
the social security surplus
over 10 years to work toward
eliminating the national debt

country would be betterI
served by putting the money into pro-
grams, particularly social security.
Kerin Polla, a spokeswoman for the
campaign of Senate hopeful Debbie
Stabenow, said the Lansing Democrat
wants to use the money to save social
The money needs to "stay there so
that young people will have social
security for them when they retire."'
Polla also discussed the College
Opportunity Tax Credit. Part of Vice
President Al Gore's campaign, the plan
allows students to get a 28 percent tax
credit while they go to school. This
plan is an expansion of the Lifetime
Learning Tax Credit that provides a 20


and forming a plan to allow citizens to
invest some taxes from payroll into a
retirement savings account.
Gore also wants to place $2.388 tril-
lion over 10 years into paying down
the national debt.
But where the two men differ is in
the amount given back in the form of
tax breaks and tax cuts. Gore wants to
spend $480 billion on tax breaks for
education, health care and retirement
savings, while Bush wants to spend
$1.317 trillion on cutting all income
tax rates, eliminating the inheritance
tax and other tax breaks.
In many debates and public appear-
See TAXES, Page 2A

freshmen Shruthl Srdrim and Preetl Tijorlwal pray yesterday during Diwali, the Hindu "Festival of Lights. The
emony, which included dancing and dining, was held at the Blue Lounge in Stockwell.
Iindu stude(-4onts reflect
r ig- Diwali holida

acquelyn Nixon
Staff Reporter
Music, dance, sweets and prayer were among the offer-
given by students to gods and goddesses during cele-
ion of the Hindu New Year in Stockwell's Blue
nge yesterday evening.
iwali or Deepawali is a Sanskrit term which means
w of lamps" is also referred to as the "Festival of
hts." The puja, performed by Natural Science
earch Assistant Sharada Kumar, is a service of renew-
)iwil i: a joyous occasion for giving and sharing,"
mar said.
umar began the puja by ringing a bell to free the
m of evil thoughts. She led the attendees in a mental
ring of their best imaginable material things to the
dess Lakshmi. Kumar said by giving negative quali-

ties up to the goddess they would receive positive things.
Following the puja, the bhajans or traditional hymns of
praise, were sung to a steady drum beat.
The Kanna, a traditional dance, was performed by
special guest Krithika Rajkumar, followed by the
More than 140 students attended the event sponsored
by the Hindu Student Council. The service symbolizes
the conquering of righteousness and the removal of spiri-
tual captivity. Although today is officially the new year or
Diwali, students chose to observe it one day earlier.
In her seven years of participating in Diwali, Kumar
said the most amazing achievement has been the rise in
student involvement.
The core members of HSC has been planning for more
than a month.
"We got together to have food donated and we cooked
See DIWAl, Page 2A

Wallenb erg award given
to namesa e ' half-sister

Sarah Weddinton, the attorney who represented Jane Roe in Roe Y Wade, speaks
about the future of abortion last night In Hutchins Hall.
Roe v. Wade lawyer
speaks on abortion

By Louie Meizlish
For the Daily

This year the nirs
annual RLaoul Wallenc d e na
Sagerg ren W allenbe rg' hbsir fo he
efforts to increase awarene v% o a lenbe
About 400 people gather.d ,t Rah i Z uditori-
um yesterday for to hear Lagergren speak.
Kerry Lawson, senior associate dean of the Grad-
uate School, opened by saying that the purpose of
awarding Lagergren was to honor Wallenberg's fami-
lv for their efforts to "rwreserve and sustain Raoul

"unbounded courage which led them to take actions
to save the lives of others."
The award is named for Wallenberg for his efforts
to se Jews during World War IL
Pre\'ious Wllenberg medal wine rs include the
Dalai Lama, Congressman John Lew is and Miep
kies., knowin Ior her role in prolongimg the ife of
Anne Frank and her family.
Regent Rebecca McGowan (D-Ann Arbor) pre-
sented the award to Lagergren, who was then intro-
duced by her daughter, Nane Annan, who is married
to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan.
Annan said that Raoul Wallenberg believed that

By Rachel Green
Daily Staff Reporter.
Attorney Sarah Weddington, the
prosecuting attorney representing Jane
Roe for the 1973 Roe v. Wade trial,
said she believes the future of the right
to abortion is invested in the appoint-
ments that the next president will
make during his time in office.
"The makeup of the Supreme Court
is the key factor in the future of Roe v
Wade," she said.
About 150 people, mostly law
School students, attended Wedding-

If Republican presidential candidate
George W. Bush wins the election,
Weddington said, "The people who are
very opposed to abortion, who have
been heavily backing Bush, are going
to say, 'here's what we want for our
support," referring to any new justices
appointed to the Court.
Medical student first-year medical
student Ali Mahajerin attended the lec-
ture because he said he might soon be
on a obstetrician-gynecologist rotation
at University hospitals.
"The next president may be in a
position to alter the Supreme Court so

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