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The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 15, 2001- 3A

Run raises $53,000 for cancer research

New SNRE dean
to give lectures
on environment
Newly appointed dean of the
School of Natural Resources and
Environment, Rosian M. Bierbaum,
will give a lecture Wednesday on the
major environmental challenges being
addressed by the world community.
Bierbaum formerly served as the
director for the White House Office of
* Science, Technology and Policy. She
has dealt with such issues as global
climate change, endangered species
and biodiversity, natural hazards and
energy research.
Three other deans will hold a panel
discussion following Bierbaum's pre-
sentation. The talk will be given at
4:30 p.m. in Room 1800 of the Chem-
istry Building. The event is free and
open to the public.
A welcome reception for the new
dean will follow the lecture in the
Chemistry Building atrium from 5:45
to 6:30 p.m.
A2 to hold Greek
culture lectures
Greek art, theatre, cinema, poetry
and lectures will fill Ann Arbor this
week during the "Sights and Sounds of
Greece: A Tour of Hellenic Culture."
Ann Arbor is one of only four loca-
tions in North America where the
event will be hosted.
This weeks events will include:
Today: An art exhibit featuring nine-
teen Greek-American artists sponsored
by the University Foundation for Mod-
ern Greek Studies and the University
Hellenic Students Association. The
exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to I1
p.m. daily until Oct.27 in the Michigan
Union Art Lounge.
Saturday: The film "The Canary
Yellow Bicycle" will be shown at 6
p.m. and The Mating Game will begin
at 8 p.m. The showing will be held in
the Modern Languages Building in
Lecture Room 2.
Sunday: The movie "In Good Com-
pany" will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the
MLB Lecture Room 2.
More "Sights and Sounds of Greece"
events will continue into next week.
Physics lecture
to anaylze life
"Is Life Analog or Digital?" will be
the topic for the Department of Physics
2001 Ta-You Wu lecture given by
physics Prof. Freeman J. Dyson.
Dyson said he has been thinking
about the definition of life for 20
years and has come to the conclusion
that life is possible even when using a
finite store of matter and energy.
He agrees that life cannot exist if it
is digital, but life can survive forever
if it is analog. Now Dyson is trying to
understand if life is actually analog or
digital.
The Ta-You Wu lecture is one of
the most important physics events at
the University and is named after Ta-
You Wu, a central figure in Chinese
and Taiwanese physics during the
twentieth century.
The Ta-You Wu Lecture will be
held at the University Business
School in Hale Auditorium on
Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Dyson will also speak at the Special
Physics Colloquium at 4 p.m. Thurs-
day in Room 340 in West Hall. The
talk will be entitled "Gravity is Cool
or Why Our Universe is Hospitable to
Life."
All lectures are free.
Augusto Boal to

head workshop
Renowned author, director, social
activist and innovator of progressive
theatrical techniques Augusto Boal
will hold a two-day workshop for fac-
ulty and graduate students beginning
today The hands-on activity will strive
to empower audiences and stimulate
social change.
One of Boal's methods involves
inviting audiences to change the course
of action on stage and then to apply
these strategies to real-life situations.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Shannon Pettypiece.

By Kylene Kiang
For the Daily
Despite the rain, more than 500 people
raised $53,000 at Ann Arbor's first Making
Strides Against Cancer Walk yesterday morn-
ing.
The walk, sponsored by the American Can-
cer Society, raised money specifically for
breast cancer research and local education and
support programs. Fifty-five cities participated
in the event.
"Breast cancer is the number one health con-
cern facing women today, and by hosting the
event here in Ann Arbor the ACS is able to do
more for the people we serve. The Ann Arbor
community has rallied around this event and
the cause. (We) look forward to putting this
money to work for them," said Megan White,
ACS regional executive director.
The three-mile walk was led by cancer sur-
vivors.
"Most everyone has a personal reason for
being here," said event manager Leslie Groves.

University graduate Hugh Kennedy said he
walked to support his family.
"My aunt had breast cancer over eight years
ago, and my mom was recently diagnosed.
Whether it's your sister or mother, someone
you care about might get it at some point. For
me, this walk is a show of solidarity," he said.
According to the ACS, more than 193,000
Americans will be diagnosed this year with
breast cancer.
Since 1993, more than $78 million has been
raised across the nation through the Making
Strides Against Breast Cancer program. As a
result of increased funding for research, more
women are surviving breast cancer than ever
before.
Eastern Michigan University communica-
tions and theater Prof. Mary Ann Watson par-
ticipated in the walk to show appreciation for
the ACS.
"One year ago today, I was going to the hos-
pital. I had breast cancer and was a direct ben-
eficiary of the ACS through their support
groups and research. I'm a cancer survivor,

"By making people more aware of its prevention,
we can help cut down the numbers (of people with
cancer)"
- Darryl Boyd
VP for Students Against Breast Cancer

and I'm very grateful," she said.
"I was happy that there were so many people
out there, not just women with breast cancer,
but supporters, friends, and family. It just pro-
vided a huge support network Even though it's
like a sorority that no one wants to be in, I'm
so glad we have so much support. I felt ener-
gized and I just think that a year ago today I
couldn't have done this," she added.
"Early detection, without a doubt, is the
most important message we want to advocate,"
said Watson, who said she discovered her can-
cer during a routine mammogram.
However, breast cancer does not strictly

affect women. According to the ACS, 1,400
men will be diagnosed this year with breast
cancer.
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness
Month, University Students Against Cancer
will sponsor a Cancer Awareness Day in the
Diag tomorrow. They will hand out pink rib-
bons and information on cancer prevention to
advocate awareness.
"By making people more aware of its pre-
vention, we can help cut down the numbers (of
people with cancer)," said Darryl Boyd, LSA
junior and internal vice president for Universi-
ty Students Against Breast Cancer.

Fans in training

'U' not likely to allow
credit cards for tuition

By Jennifer Misthal
For the Daily
Though other schools allow tuition pay-
ment by credit card, the only accepted meth-
ods of payment for University tuition are
check, cash, money orders and wire transfers,
and it is unlikely that will change in the near
future.
"The University has been approached by
credit card companies in the past, but we've
declined their offers," said University
Cashier Jim Middlemas.
"There's an expense involved for the Uni-
versity. We are responsible for paying a mer-
chant discount to the credit card companies.
In turn, we'd have to pass the cost onto
everyone else," he said. -
For a long time, Indiana University was the
only Big Ten school that allowed tuition pay-
ments to be made on credit cards. Now, Penn
State University recently followed suit.
On November 15, Indiana plans to institute
a 2 percent convenience charge to those that
pay by credit card.
"A cost is carried by the academic unit by
accepting credit cards. $1.5 million is divert-
ed from the university's budget to cover this
cost. The charge is a way to compensate what
we lose. We are not trying to make a profit,"
said Susan Cote, Indiana's bursar.
Despite these policies, checks are still the

most popular method of payment, Cote said.
She estimated 60 percent of payments are
made by check, while 38 percent are put on
credit cards.
"It's a waste of money to pay with a credit
card be charged an extra 2 percent. You're
paying so much money already. Besides,
credit cards are worse because you have to
pay interest," said LSA freshman Meghann
Stricker.
"I think the charge is justifiable," said LSA
freshman Josh Crawford. "It's the price you
pay for convenience.
Presently, most tuition payments are made
by personal check at the University of Michi-
gan.
"It's the most convenient way-because of
the lockbox arrangement we have. Since most
payments are made by parents, it's much
harder to get cash payments," Middlemas
said.
Other schools agree with the University's
policy, feeling that the cost involved is too
high.
"The University would face substantial
cost of doing business if it accepted credit
cards. It's not deemed desirable at the
moment, but we carefully watch the market
for any changes. We keep our options open
- never say never," said Susan Waltersdorf,
associate controller at Michigan State Uni-
versity.

Molly and ErinI
father, Bob.

Rajewski, both 4, of Ann Arbor, attend1

LESUE WARD/Daily
Friday's pep rally on the Diag with their

Border officials
weigh economic
effects of security

Ir

DETROIT (AP) - As officials
look for ways to improve security at
border crossings between the United
States and Canada following last
month's terrorist attacks, the free
flow of tourists and $489 billion in
trade between the countries is at
stake.
Ideas include changing how Canada
handles undocumented asylum seek-
ers, upgrading staffing of U.S. border
checkpoints, writing tighter immigra-
tion rules for airports and seaports in
both countries and adopting high-tech
immigration cards, The Detroit News
reported yesterday.
In addition, the U.S. Immigration
and Naturalization Service is talking
about reassessing which countries
have visa waivers, meaning their citi-
zens don't need a visa to enter the
United States. And the INS is weigh-
ing whether to eliminate a program
that allows foreign travelers to transit
between the U.S. and Canada without
visas.
"It's pretty obvious that both coun-
tries - Canada and the United States
- have to do a better job of keeping
the bad guys out," said A. Paul Celluc-
ci, the U.S. ambassador to Canada.
"But we need to be very careful to do
it in a way that does not impede the
economic recovery that both of these

countries need right now."
Canada trades more with Michigan
than with any other state. In 2000,
Canada purchased 58 percent of
Michigan's exports, and trade between
the two totaled $69.7 billion. Of 1.7
million U.S. jobs that are dependent
on trade with Canada, 373,000 are in
Michigan.
The auto trade, whose $101-billion
annual value is part of the biggest
trade partnership in the world, turns on
the ease of the border crossing, auto
companies and analysts say.
Before Sept. 11, the main concern
was how to make such deliveries even
faster. Now it is how to prevent a pos-
sible slowdown from hurting the U.S.
auto industry.
In the wake of the terrorist attacks,
new security measures could slow the
passage of goods into the country. For
auto companies, any delay at the bor-
der would threaten an inventory sys-
tem that has become increasingly
important to their operations.
For the time being, fewer tourists
and more inspectors have helped
border crossing. But automakers say
they are worried what will happen
once customs traffic returns to its
usual size. They fear the return of
long waits that occurred right after
the attacks.

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Correction:
A quote by former State Rep. Liz Brater in Friday's issue should have read: "Urban sprawl is related to all the key
environmental problems, such as air and water quality."
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