to host European
A public conference, sponsored by
the School of Business Administra-
tion on European business is sched-
uled for Thursday and Friday at Hale
1 More than two dozen business
executives will be featured at the con-
ference, titled "Business Transforma-
tions in the European Economy,"
which start at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Discussions and lectures will end at 7
im. on Thursday, and continue from
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Topics to be discussed include mar-
keting, mergers, hi-tech and telecom-
munications, acquisitions and
alliances and e-commerce in Europe.
Panel discussions and keynote
speakers include Cluster Consulting
CEO Javier Rubio, Diamond Technol-
ogy Partners President Adam Gutstein
and Procter and Gamble-Western
Europe President Antonio Belloni.
Prof. to deliver
lecture on drugs
Psychology Prof. Terry Robiison
will deliver a lecture Wednesday at 12
p.m. as part of the Professors Reach-
ing Out for Students program, spon-
sored by senior honor society Mortar
Board. The lecture, titled "Drugs and
the Brain," will begin seating at 11:45
a.m. in the Pendelton Room of the
Michigan Union, and will offer a free
author to discuss
work at Rackham
Author Chang-rae Lee will speak
about his work Thursday at 5 p.m. in
Lee has received the PEN/Heming-
way Award and the American Book
Award for his novel titled "Native
Speaker." He received the New York
Times Notable Book of the Year and
the Publisher's Weekly Best Book of
the Year for his second novel, "A Ges-
ture Life." Lee also has written for pub-
lications including the New Yorker
magazine and the New York Times
Author to present
diaries, letters of
women in 1700s
Author Amanda Vickery will present
diaries, letters and account books from
women of the 18th Century on Thurs-
day at 4 p.n. in the Clements Library
The department of history and the
enstitute for Research on Women and
Gender will sponsor Vickery's lecture,
titled "So Much for Linen, Now as to
Politics: The Secrets of Women's
Sources in Eighteenth-Century Eng-
land," which will discuss the intimate
details of commercial, professional,
tand gentry women frotn 200 years ago.
Vickery, who is co-director of the
London's Bedford Center for the IHis-
Yofy of Women, is an award-winning
-author for her book, "The Gentle-
*ian's Daughter," and a reader in the
history of women at the Royal Hol-
loway College in London.
.ecture to focus
on Middle East
The Center for Middle Eastern and
North African Studies and the Depart-
ment of Near Eastern Studies will
*ponsor a lecture by doctoral candi-
date Ann Broadbridge tomorrow at 4
p.m. at the International Institute.
The lecture is titled "Slaves, Sul-
-tans and Khans: Mamluk Legitima-
y and the Mongols." Broadbridge is
'xdoctoral candidate in the Depart-
ment of Near Eastern languages and
Civilizations at the University of
Native Arabic speakers will also
gather for their weekly meeting for
*dvanced students of the Arabic lan-
guage on Thursday at 4 p.m. in Room
3065 of the Frieze Building.
-- Compiled /Y Dai/ StsffRporiter
The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 6, 2000 - 3A
'U, trails in Blood Battle with Ohio State
By Elizabeth Kassab
With one week down and two more to go in
the 19th annual Blood Battle against Ohio
State University, the Buckeyes are poised to
retain the Blood Drop trophy.
As of yesterday, Ohio State had collected
275 units of blood and the University trailed
Ohio State does not have bragging rights
when it comes to football, but it's a different
story with the Blood Battle, which the Buck-
eyes won last year after losing in 1998.
Of the previous 18 blood battles, the Uni-
versity of Michigan has won eight.
At a blood drive event yesterday morning in
Stockwell's Blue Lounge, Gil Omenn, execu-
tive vice president for medical affairs, rolled
up his sleeves and donated blood.
"It's a Golden Rule opportunity," Omenn
said. "Do unto others what you would have
them do to you."
"The whole process only took seven min-
utes," Omenn said before he headed to the
refreshment table for a chocolate-chip cook-
The Blood Battle, which is sponsored at the
University by the service fraternity Alpha Phi
Omega, is traditionally held in the two weeks
prior to the Michigan-Ohio State football
During last year's Blood Battle, both
schools collected a total of 3,024 units of
blood, said Roxane Montgomery, the donor
representative for the American Red Cross of
1fhis year, the universities pledged to bring
in 1,700 units each, said Mary Anne Stella,
director of corporate relations for Southeast-
ern Michigan chapter of the American Red
Stella said the Blood Battle represents 10
percent of the blood collected in the area dur-
ing the month of November.
ILSA senior Danielle Shaw said with sign-
ups in the Michigan Union, the League and
other high-traffic areas on campus, the Blood
Battle is hard to miss.
"When they're right here there's no reason
not to do it," she said.
"It's a convenient time to do it," said Shaw,
wsho participated has donated blood for the
event since her freshman year.
To make appointments easier to schedule
during blood drives, participants can register
at the American Red Cross Website,
American Red Cross spokeswoman Amy
Neale said 512 donors signed up to help the
University beat the Buckeyes using the new
Website, which debuted Friday.
Internet sign-ups have been used in several
other programs in southeast Michigan but
never for anything as large as Blood Battle,
The University is using it on a trial basis.
Ohio State does not have a similar Website.
While confessing a "passionate hatred for
Ohio State," medical student and Alpha Phi
Omega advisor Matt Thompson said his feel-
ings toward the Buckeyes are not the only rea-
son he's taking the time to donate blood
during the competition.
As a medical student, Thompson said he's
often the one running between the operating
room and the blood bank when someone
needs a transfusion.
"Giving blood is a simple thing," he said.
"If you stop and think just for a little bit,
you've saved three lives."
Red Cross Nurse Susan Keomany helps Gil
Omenn, vice president of medical affairs, donate
blood yesterday afternoon.
Forum explores apparel
industry labor standards
By Lisa Koivu
aily Staff Rcporter
In the on-going debate to discuss the role of colleges
and universities in enforcing labor standards in the apparel
industry, four members of the University community -
each with differing views on the issue - gathered at the
School of Social Work on Friday.
Larry Root, a Social Work professor and chairman of
the University Advisory Committee on Labor Standards
and Human Rights said the University needs to think
about where it fits into global labor issues.
"The University is geared towards teaching, research
and service. But we're a player in the global economic
package through our licensing dealings," Root said.
Bob Stern, a professor emeritus in the Gerald R. Ford
School of Public Policy, analyzed the economic stand
point of the issue, saying that a diversity of standards in
factories is normal and people should not necessarily tam-
per with it.
"If we think there are things being produced in low level
countries we think we need to change the conditions in the
countries," Stern said. "Related to this is the question of if
standards should be standardized."
Stern said outside nations going in to change the s-ay
the factories are run could actually make things worse. He
added that there is much evidence that most multi-national
corporations invest more in the countries with high labor
Law School Prof. Rob House said he believes most peo-
ple are indifferent and don't care how thin's are produced,
as long as they get the cheapest items available.
But House also said there is an increasing trend in peo-
ple who are concerned about where their apparel is being
manufastured. "Increasingly, those who think about it say
we do care, so we assert ourselves as citizens of the world.
We are implicated one way or the other," House said.
House said the effect of organizations such as the Vork-
ers Rights Consortium fighting on behalf of sweatshop
workers could create worse conditions for the workers.
The WRC is a student-developed factory mnonitorin"
organization partnering student activists with human
rights and labor watchdogs.
"The consequence of the struggle is the people you're
struggling for may be hurt. We have to be sure were not
simply imposing something from the outside," house said.
"We want to act with the people, not against them. You
don't impose worker democracy from the outside."
RC senior Peter Romer-Friedman spoke on the benefits
of the WRC, which the University joined this summer
along with a competing organization, the Fair Labor Asso
He said the University should not be a part of the FLA
because it bestows too much power to the large corpora-
"The WRC is a non-profit organization the University
joined and we were the first major institution to join. It
will produce credible reports and it recogntzes the workers
in the factories are the key players Romer-Friedman said.
"The universities will gain important information that,
allows them to sanction companies for violating codes.
But Root said the WRC is not yet strong enough to fix
all of the problems pertaini"ng to sweatshops.
"So far, the WRC is an advocate of ideas that haven't
been tried out They re still just beginning," Root said.
'They're moving in good directions but they re still.just in
the fortmative stages.
Stern said he saw very little the University could
accomplish, either with the WRC or FLA.
"I personally find the whole case for University involve-
ment unconvincing. Any activities the University can get
involved n ton 'tmake much difference," Stern said
: cam retract u
Engineering sophomore Hilary Witbrodt and LSA sophomore Alex Stoffan
stretch after participating in the Alpha Phi 5K Fun Run to benefit the
University's Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center.
Rkunn i-ers in Alpha
By Carrie Thorson
Daily Staf Reportcr
As LSA senior Chrissy Nitz
sounded the starting cutun yesterday
morning for the fOurth annual Alpha
Phi 5K Fun Run, late-comner Mike
Fortner, an LSA freshman, hurried
to catch up.
"Oh no -- -which way do I Igot'"
Fortner asked while chasing the
pack of runners.
Forter joined more than 140
other runners who participated in the
event, which benefited the tUniversi-
tv's Sexual Assault Prevention and
Awareness Center and the Alpha Phi
foundation, a philanthropic organi-
zation that focuses Oi women in cri-
sis situations and cardiac care. 'The
event raised more than S2,000 for
"It's wonderful that they do this
for us," said SAlA member Kris-
ten Dania, an LSA senior. "We real-
ly appreciate the money."
The charitable focus of the race
drewm rore than just students,
including the parents of ILSA senior
Nicole Subrin. "We walk the race
every year to support our daughter,
and we always come in last," Laura
Subrin said. "We support the charity
and have a lot of fun."
While the majority of the runners
were members of the Greek system,
participants came from all areas of
the University community.
Schuiol fNurisi lacsUlty member
Linda Arnsborf said she was motivat-
ed to participate because it relates to
her career as a wom n's liealth nuIrse
"it was fin to do a good thing fora
good cause:'she said.
Alpha Phi member Kelly LaBash,
wht organized the event, said the race
is the suorority's largest fundraiser of
the year. "Oi main goal is to involve
the community; said LaBash, an Art
and Design seior. "We don't want
this to be just a Greek event'
LSA freshman RubyI tiramanek,
who joined Alpha Phi this year. said
she was happy With the outcOmie Of'
"Tphis took a lt of elfiOrt, and it's
cool how everything caue together
so well it turamanck said.
Running for i tcharitable purpose
made participants enjoy the race and
run with a less competitise attitudCe.
"'Iuhis was much more fun than
the half-rnarathon i ran last week,"
LSA senior ILaurie BUrkitt said.
Engineering junior Jeremy
Schneider was first to cross the fin-
"A lot of women will benefit fom
this race," LaBash said.
f Less than one-fourth (23%) of U.S. * Less than 3% of sexually active Catholic
Catholics agree. with the bishops' women use church-approved family
position that abortion should be illegal planning methods.
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tucorrectly stated in T hursday's Daily.
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* Only 20% of Catholics believe that
church leaders should have the final say
regarding the morality of a Catholic
advocating free choice regarding abortion
- NA'Ti>NAL CAI"Iiutou REc'iuO'ER POLu
* 53% of Catholics believe that you can
be a good Catholic without obeying the
church hierarchy's teaching on abortion.
- NAT IONAL CAFcIOiC: REPOiER PO, ,
* Only 13% of the nation's 47,200
Catholic priests belong to Priests for Life.
- MEi:tiiSiIP INFORNIMATION FROM
PtnSt-s tmot Lit-i.
* 96% of all Catholic women who
have ever had sex have used modern
contraceptive methods at some point
in their lives.
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C;EN"TEcS FOR DSEASE CONTROL AND
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CENT'iER s iORi DISEASE CONTROL AND
* 57% of Catholics say that contraceptives
should be available to teens even if their
parents don't approve.
- 1998 GENERAL SOCIAL SURVtc',
NitIONAiL OPINION RISEAR CINTER
* Only 9% of U.S. Catholics feel so
strongly about abortion that they would
not vote for a political candidate who
disagreed with their opinion.
- CBS Ni:sus/Nck' YoiRK 'h'IttIMs isO
f 77% of Catholics say that it is not
appropriate for religious leaders to urge
people to vote for a candidate because
of his or her stand on abortion.
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f 79% of Catholics support U.S. aid
programs for international family planning.
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