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The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 9, 2001- 3A

BB holes found
in South Quad
stairwell window
A Department of Public Safety offi-
cer found a stairwell window of South
Quad Residence Hall damaged early
Wednesday morning while doing
rounds, DPS reports state. The win-
dow, located on the third floor of Hunt
House, was found to have five holes
from a BB gun in it. DPS had no sus-
Bursley employees
argue over dining
*services rules
A Bursley Residence Hall employ-
ee reported an incident of harassment
Wednesday afternoon, according to
DPS reports. A resident had threat-
ened the employee after the two had a
difference of opinion over dining ser-
vices rules, DPS spokeswoman Diane
Brown said. An investigation is pend-
Tow truck called
after valet hits
parking lot curb

Granholm warns of personal privacy issues

By Louie Molzlish
Daily Staff Reporter
"Privacy is not my favorite subject," warns
Michigan Attorney General Jennifer Granholm.
Granholm's remark may be seen as out of
place when speaking yesterday at a Law School
symposium about privacy titled "Personal Priva-
cy in a Connected World."
Granholm said what is important to study was
the "diminution of civic culture."
"Forget about civic involvement in the voting
rate, which is sickeningly low," she said as an
example of the decline of civic culture.
"But," Granholm said, "what I am asked to talk
about is privacy."
The discussion generally focused on the best
way to establish privacy standards for telecom-

"I have a great cynicism of the abiliy of legislation
to find solutions that are effective."
- Jennifer Granholrn
Michigan attorney general

fies doing business in the United States to com-
ply with 50 different standards," he said.
One of the most often discussed examples of
intrusions of privacy were websites' use of cook-
ies. Cookies are files stored on computers to store
information such as the websites a particular user
visits and goods purchased. All of those on the
panel were in agreement that the use of cookies
by websites without consumers' knowledge is a
violation of their privacy.
But George Washington University constitu-
tional law and privacy Prof. Jeffrey Rosen had a
different take on the subject.
"I am more skeptical than the attorney general
that tort law will save us in the end," he said.
He added that sites such as Anonymizer.com
can fulfill the duties of protecting consumers'
privacy by "covering their tracks."

Granholm, a Democrat, advocated using courts
to establish a standard for consumer privacy in the
information age. She said lobbying firms in Con-
gress and state legislatures would prevent compre-
hensive privacy legislation from being passed.
"I have a great cynicism of the ability of legis-
lation to find solutions that are effective,"
Granholm said.

A "case-by-case intervention" on the part of
courts would allow for a more effective standard,
she added.
But Jonah Seiger, a consultant for Mind-
share Internet Campaigns, an issue advocacy
firm, said legislation at the national level is
"We must have a uniform standard that lets
states enforce the law but does not force compa-

. ..® .

Keeping the faith


Holocaust conference to
increase racis awareness

A valet struck a curb while parking
a vehicle Tuesday morning, according
to DPS reports. The accident occurred
in a Nichols Drive lot and a tow truck
was called to pull the vehicle off the
curb. There was minor damage to the
*vehicle. An investigation is pending.
3 arrests made
1for intoxIcation
Two students and a minor were
arrested on the 600 block of Thomp-
son Street early Wednesday morning,
according to DPS reports. The officer
suspected damage to a tree. They
*were all cited for minor in possession.
Vomiting student
calls police from
Union restroom
A vomiting subject called the Ann
Arbor Police Department from the
ground floor men's restroom in the
Michigan Union on Monday morning,
according to DPS reports. The call
Was transferred to DPS, who reported
to the scene
The subject stated he was vomiting
and was unable to leave the restroom.
He was escorted to University Hospi-
talsby an officer.
Items stolen from
car found nearby
Several items were reported stolen
'rom a vehicle parked at the Church
Street parking structure Tuesday
evening, DPS reports state. The items,
including a book bag, books, cash,
and a t-shirt were taken on either Sat-
urday or Sunday of last week.
Before reporting the incident, a
majority of the subject's property was
recovered by DPS near another vehi-
cle in the carport. It was returned to
the owner. The cash and a calculator
were not recovered.
Solicitor decked
out in army duds
reported to DPS
An unknown subject in camouflage
was found outside Alumni Memorial
Hall asking for money Wednesday
afternoon, DPS reports state. The 5'9"
male was identified as wearing a base-
;Ball hat.
A responding unit was unable to
locate the subject.
Student reports
being threatened
at Union dance
A subject reported an incident of
non-aggravated assault Monday
W orning, DPS reports state. The sub-
ject alleges there was a threat of phys-
ical harm during a dance at the
Michigan Union. No physical assault
took place.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jacquelyn Nixon.

By Stephanie Schonholz
Daily Staff Reporter
The Hillel Foundation will be
sponsoring its 22nd annual Confer-
ence on the Holocaust beginning
Monday and ending March 21.
The conference has taken a new
format this year, bringing in
renowned Harvard University Prof.
Cornel West, an expert on the con-
sequence of genocide and how the
Holocaust has impacted relations
between different minority groups
Joining West as a guest speaker
will be Prof. Deborah Lipstadt of
Emory University and Jerry Silver-
man who will present "The Undy-
ing Flame: Ballads and Songs of
the Holocaust."
"This year we've taken a differ-
ent approach then we have in past
years. We're trying to explore

avenues of the Holocaust that we
never explored before," said confer-
ence co-chair Josh Samek, an LSA
"One of our goals is to draw
greater attention to intolerance and
hatred and show that the Holocaust
is not just a lesson about the Jewish
people but about all of us," said
conference co-chair Shari Katz, an
RC junior.
"As we approach the time when
fewer and fewer survivors are alive
it becomes more meaningful to
show students that events of this
magnitude are important," Katz
"It's been over 50 years since the
Holocaust and rather than appreci-
ating the lessons it can teach, some
people are denying it."
Numerous events are being held
across campus during the confer-
ence, ranging from guest lecturers

to vigils as well as two informal
brown bag lunches featuring Uni-
versity of Michigan history Prof.
Todd Endelman and South Hamp-
ton University Prof. Marc Rose-
"Every year I continue to be
amazed with the diversity of people
who participate, whether it be the
people who read names in our vigil
on the Diag or people who attend
our cultural events. The conference
has always been a very well attend-
ed event," Samek said.
One of the main themes of the
conference every year is to increase
awareness about the atrocities of
the Holocaust and teach people
about the dangers of racism.
"We're trying to get people to
realize that the lessons of the Holo-
caust are universal and are applica-
ble to all minorities, not just the
Jewish community," Samek said.

Pastor Mark Vanderput preaches while third year Engineering student James
Macey assists by holding the cross in the Diag yesterday.
Bolingter, Williams to
intervew dictoLs of
Shakespeare company

By Ahmed Hamid
Daily Staff Reporter
The Royal Shakespeare Company
will conduct its first of three perfor-
mance cycles starting tomorrow at 11
a.m. with the first act of "Henry VI."
In addition to watching the RSC
performances, the University com-
munity can hear the viewpoints of
key people behind the scenes in two
events scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday
in Rackham Auditorium. English
Prof. Ralph Williams will interview
Michael Boyd, RSC associate artistic
director and director of the "Henry
VI"/"Richard III" tetralogy. That will
be followed by University President
Lee Bollinger interviewing RSC
Artistic Director Adrian Noble at 3
"He and I came to know one
another just about a year ago now,
when RSC was in town," said
Williams. "We became so interested
in one another's ideas and minds, and
he invited me to England to collabo-
rate on his plays. It's been a mar-
velous experience."
Williams said that his interview
would last 30 to 40 minutes, with the
remaining time for audience ques-
"I have a huge respect for Michael
Boyd; he is a genius at what he does.
We will talk for 30 to 40 minutes
about his sense of the plays' relation
to Shakespeare's time and our time,
his marvelous troupe," Williams said.
RSC's residency is the first in a
five-year partnership launched
between the company, the University
and the University Musical Society.
Williams said he hopes the collab-

oration will continue beyond five
"The Royal Shakespeare Society is
arguably the world's best. This is a
situation in which Ann Arbor is
doing something unique," he said.
Referring to Bollinger's expected
questions, he said, "My understand-
ing is that President Bollinger will be
asking about the nature of this col-
laboration between two great institu-
tions and what shape such a
transatlantic collaboration will take
in the coming years."
The RSC will perform in three
cycles, the first starting with the three
parts of the play "Henry VI" running
all day Saturday, concluding with a
performance of "Richard III" on
Sunday. The two remaining cycles
are scheduled for next week with the
final performance March 18.
Williams said more than 75 edu-
cational events are scheduled during
the residency.
"There is an enormously rich and
complex set of offerings," he said. "I
am also doing a course in connection
with these plays. Next week some of
the actors are coming to the class."
The residency is not limited to the
University, and events are scheduled
at other local educational institutions.
"The residency is focused at the
University of Michigan but open to
the entire community and spreading
to other public institutions around
town," Williams said.
The RSC has tentative plans to do
two more performances at the Uni-
versity in the next five years.
"The plausible schedule is for RSC
to perform on campus in 2003 and
2005," said Williams.

What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend
FRIDAY James Young, and Jen- Bldg., Hoover at South SERVICES
nifer Granholm will speak, State, 615-1525
U "Indigenous Political 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., * Campus Information
Movements Speakers 100 Hutchins Hall, 625 SUNDAY Centers, 764-INFO,
Series," Sponsored by the South State, 615-4535
Latin and (%rihhan Stud- U "ArtVIdeno." Snnnsnred info@umich.edu, or

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