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The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 8, 2001- 3A

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Gandhi honored with fifth day of service

Homecoming will
0 focus on spirit,
dance, athletics
This week kicks off the University's
105th Homecoming celebration. The
weeklong series of events on the Diag
will include:
Today: Athletes from the woman's
soccer and field hockey teams will be
running activities for students where
participants can win prizes and gift
certificates from Ann arbor business-
es.
Tuesday: Performances by Univer-
sity dance. Featured groups will
include Dance Team, Indigo, FunK-
tion, Rhythm.
Wednesday: Sign up for prizes and
raffles on the Diag for Homecoming
Spirit Day.
Friday: Fun and challenging events
such as bouncy jousting and adrena-
line rush obstacle course will give stu-
dents an opportunity to test their
skills. A pep rally will be held on the
Diag starting at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: Football game against
Purdue at noon.
Homecoming is sponsored by the
Student Alumni Council. For more
information contact the Homecoming
committee at
homecoming@umich.edu or at
http.//www unich. edu/-homecom.
0 Saturday physics
program begins
The Department of Physics will be
exploring the nature of high-energy
radiation during the first Saturday
Morning Physics lecture.
Saturday Morning Physics is a
weekly series of lectures and multi-
media presentations on physics,
which help to educate the community
on the research achievements of the
University's physics department. The
lectures will attempt to give a basic
and understandable explanation of the
topics and are designed for people
without an extensive physics back-
ground.
Topics to be discussed this week
will include the tools that enable us to
view x-ray light, how x-rays help us
better understand the universe and the
radically different universe that is
revealed through x-rays.
All lectures will be held Saturdays
from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in 170
Dennison Hall located at 501 East
University Ave.
Coffee and refreshments will be
provided and the lectures wll be open
and free to the public.
'U' Symphony
Band to perform
The University Symphony Band
will perform a piece by composer
Karel Husa entitled "Music for
Prague 1968," which was inspired by
the Soviet invasion of Prague in
1968.
The piece has been performed over
10,000 times, but it was not per-
formed in Prague until recently. After
forty years in exile, Husa was able to
perform the piece in his native land of
Czechoslovakia where it was broad-
cast over Czech broadcasting and
radio stations.
A pre-concert lecture will be given
by Husa in the Kessler Room of the
Michigan League at 7 p.m.
The concert will be held in Hill
Auditorium on Oct. I 1 at 8 p.m.
Both the concert and the pre-concert
talk will be free and open to the pub-
lic.
Miles Harvey to

give free reading
As a part of the University's visiting
Writers Series, author and University
alumni Miles Harvey will be reading
selections from his works.
Harvey is the author of a non-fic-
tion retelling of a map thief entitled,
"The Island of the Lost Maps." He has
also worked for the Washington
Bureau of the Los Angeles Times,
written stories for TV and radio, and
served as the managing editor of "In
These Times."
The Visiting Writers Series is a
yearlong program sponsored by the
Department of English and the Office
of the Provost.
The reading will be today at 5
p.m. at Hale Auditorium.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Shannon Pettypiece.

By Kylene Kiang
For the Daily
More than 500 University students met Satur-
day to show that Mahatama Gandhi's spirit for
social change is alive and well.
Students gathered on the Diag Saturday morn-
ing to take part in the 5th annual Gandhi Day of
Service, sponsored by the Indian American Stu-
dent Association and Project SERVE. Established
at the University in 1997, Gandhi Day of Service
expanded to a national level in 1999. This year
more than 40 universities and organizations
across the nation participated.
"We started it to promote Gandhi's values
through community service, to honor him and the
community at the same time," said Reshma Shah,
IASA service co-chair. "It gets students, namely
freshman, interested in service and brings them
back to participate in other University service
organizations. (Gandhi Day) helps them under-
stand that what they do is really something impor-
tant."
"The whole point is to get people involved
in a lifetime commitment to community ser-
vice," Project SERVE member Megan Mem-
mer said.
Volunteers were divided into teams and sent to
one of 20 different sites in the Detroit area,
adding up to more than 2,500 hours of service.
Projects included cleaning up the Huron River
and helping out at Riverview Nursing Home, the

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and the Chinmaya
Mission.
Before the volunteers left, a brief ceremony
took place on the Diag.
With the Sept. 11 attacks in mind IASA politi-
cal awareness chair Abhishek Aaphale empha-
sized the reality of current problens caused by
intolerance and urged that non-violence could
"rectify all injustices."
"Tolerance is my greatest teacher," he said
quoting Gandhi.
E. Royster Harper, the University's vice presi-
dent for student affairs, encouraged students to
take an active role in social change.
"We must think about the kind of world that we
want," Harper said.
Following this precept, students said they were
able to walk away with worthwhile experiences.
Engineering senior Vinay D'Souza helped out
at Recycle Ann Arbor's ReUse Center, a nonprofit
organization that restores used items for resale.
"Once we got into it people started to like what
they were doing. I volunteered at Recycle Ann
Arbor two years ago, and I am impressed to see
how much it has improved through volunteer
work," he said.
"We always enjoy being a part of Gandhi Day.
They always send sweet people who are willing to
do anything," said Ann Smith, volunteer coordi-
nator at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.
D'Souza added that the service students com-
pleted strengthened relationships both inside and

LSA sophomore Kyle Herrity helps Keelin Greene of Ann Arbor make slime at the Ann Arbor Hands-on
Museum Saturday.

outside the
"It is alv
people thro
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being play

Eyes on the prize

Local,
ans f
By April Effort
For the Daily
Prompted by a trip last seme
El Salvador to aid earthquake v
students from the School ofI
Health students held a symp
Saturday on preparedness in th
of a natural or other disaster.
"There's a chance something
happen, and it may never happ
that chance is still there ... If
ready for it, it's still just an e
said Peter Locke, emergency m
for the city of Dearborn. '
Locke and five other spe
addressed the topic of respo
disasters locally, nationally, and
nationally.
"How many students are aw,
the exit routs or the shelter loc
of every building they go in
schooling during the day? I'd sa
percent or 100 percent are um
and unprepared," Locke said.
University Facilities and 0

University community. Shah issued a joint statement of apology and said
ways a good experience meeting new they found out about the complaints only after the
ugh these kinds of events," he said. fact.
initely feel a sense of accomplishment "We want to apologize to all the students who
f giving back to the community," said were taking the LSAT.... It was never brought to
lkar,-IASA service co-chair. our attention that the music being played was dis-
yone was pleased, however. Some stu- turbing the students at that time," they said.
g the Law School Admissions Test in LSA senior Negin Saberi, one of the students
1 on Saturday complained that music taking the test at the time, said she and others plan
ed on the Diag interfered. Kelkar. and to write a letter to the LSAT Board of Review.
worldwide disaster
~cus of symposium
tions spokeswoman Diane Brown said semester, said she wants her peers to
the problems with the University's be aware of disaster on the national
emergency plans lie in simple cooper- level and how it impacts the commu-
ster to ation. nity.
ictims, "There are contingency plans in "Having people from all different
Public place; the real problem is getting peo- schools all go on a trip together, or
osium ple to exit when the fire alarm goes on a mission, or just learn in a class-
e wake off." Brown said. The fire alarm room together is great because the
would be used in a University build- each bring their own perspective,"
could ing in any kind of emergency, Brown she said.
en, but said. Some speakers touched directly on
you're Locke said that a sense of compla- last month's terrorist attacks to high-
event," cency makes people less ready for light their points.
anager any kind of disaster. "If we didn't learn from the Okla-
"People are sometimes aware that homa City bombing, we learned
,akers they are at Visk but it's that old men- hopefully from the terrorist attacks,
nse to tality that it can't happen to me, and September 11th, thatdisaster are
I inter- that's what really hurts. You can't going to happen and we have to be
make someone prepare for something prepared," said Kathy Osterman,
rare of unless they're absolutely sure some- director of emergency services at the
cations thing's going to hurt them," Locke Washtenaw County Red Cross.
to for said. Osterman said students can prepare
y 99.9 First-year Public Health student themselves for disaster by taking first
iaware Shivani Gupta, one of the students aid classes, CPR classes, and contact-
who helped raise S10,000 to aid El ing their local Red Cross for more
)pera- Salvadorian earthquake victims last instruction on disaster readiness.

Five-year-old Tommy Lentz of Farmington Hills spies a peanut butter brownie at
Mrs. Fields cookies in the Michigan Union last night.
. .
Engneenng prof.
leaves legacy of
entrepreneurship

By Tomislav Ladika
For the Daily

For Engineering graduate student
Jason Emeott, Andy Crawford defined
the term "Michigan man."
"The talk on campus has been how
we've lost President Lee Bollinger, but
not many people realize that with the
loss of Andy, we've truly lost someone
who represents what this university
stands for," Emeott said.
Crawford, a former Engineering pro-
fessor and 1964 University graduate,
died Tuesday of leukemia. His son, Ann
Arbor resident Alex Crawford, said his
father taught students life lessons that
extended beyond class curriculum
"le taught them how to take risks,
how to dream, how to accept failure as
only a temporary setback, and how suc-
cess without ethic is ultimately hollow,"
Alex Crawford said.
Prof. Crawford's wife, Karen, said her
husband's dedication to his family paral-
leled his love for teaching.
"He was a devout husband and
father. He was a strong believer in
creating balance in life and he made
a strong attempt to build ties with
family and spent time away from his
work and other commitments," she
said.
She said in addition to teaching,
Crawford developed a University class
titled "Entrepreneurship".
The class combined the principles of
engineering with the ability to turn ideas
into marketable products and taught stu-
dents to explore their values and goals.

Prof. Crawford also contributed to the
University by introducing and support-
ing LeaderShape, a national program
run by the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity,
of which Crawford was an alum.-The
program consists of several sessions that
help students discover their leadership
' style and how to develop and articulate
a vision.
Susan Wilson, Director of the Office
of Student Affairs, said Crawford really
cared about teaching students the ele-
ments and skills of leadership and
believed students needed curriculum
and hands-on experience with leader-
ship.
After developing leukemia in 1996,
Crawford continued to teach and influ-
ence LeaderShape. However, he was not
able to teach classes this semester
because of his illness.
Karen Crawford said her husband
funneled his energy into new pro-
jects once he became sick. She said
he was concerned with how money
was used in often unsuccessful
attempts to prolong the lives of ter-
minally ill patients.
Although a bone marrow transplant
could have possibly saved his life,
Karen Crawford said her husband calcu-
lated that the transplant also could pro-
vide a third world nation with a year of
medical supplies.
He began a program to provide
health care and medical garments
to Bangladesh, and felt such pro-
grams would improve the percep-
tion of the United States in the
third world.

THE CALENDAR
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

EVENTS
Jonathan Richman: Clear
Channel Entertainment;
Pop music that blends

Former University
anthropology Prof. Trudy
Huntington is on hand to
sign copies of her
recently published
ctr, A-00 -J. 9j.00 n m

Prof. Michael Anderegg,
author of "Orson Welles,
Shakespeare, and Popu-
- lar Culture," 4:00 p.m.,
1300 Chemistry Building,
CQ (ONnrrth I Iriv~mrcitii

SERVICES
Campus Information
Centers, 764-INFO,
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