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The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 26, 2001- 3A

MSA opens speaker's floor to all students

Michigan defeats
OSU in blood battle
Michigan defeated Ohio State Uni-
versity in this year's blood battle by
donating 1,679 pints of blood. The
Blood Drop Trophy was awarded dur-
ing the Michigan-Ohio State game at
Michigan Stadium Saturday.
For the past two years Michigan has
lost the Blood Battle by two pints of
blood, but this year Michigan beat
Ohio State by 271 pints of blood. This
year's win is Michigan's tenth.
The annual Blood Battle started 20
years ago and has grown to be the
largest blood drive in the country. It is
sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega ser-
vice fraterniy
School of Public
Health holds forum
to discuss terrorism
The School of Public Health will
host a forum today to discuss how the
country and the school should react to
the threat of biological, chemical and
nuclear terrorism.
The School of Public Health works
to help control and prevent health haz-
ards through education, immunization
and the monitoring of air and water
quality. But since the increasing
prevalence of anthrax, the school has
gained a more crucial role in society.
At today's conference, experts will
discuss how to handle the school's
new role and how to deal with possi-
ble public health hazards that could
Speakers will include:,
Suzanne White, medical director
at Children's Hospital of Michigan
Regional Poison Control Center, who
is an associate professor of emergency
medicine and pediatrics at Wayne
State University and member of the
American College of Emergency
Physicians Nuclear, Biological and
Chemical Taskforce.
School of Public Health Prof.
Michael Boulton, who is one of the
state's leading epidemiologists,
Henry Baier, University associate
vice president for facilities and opera-
tions, who is a master's graduate of
the School of Public Health's environ-
mental health science program.
The event is free and open to the
public and will be held from noon to 3
p.m. in the School of Public Health II
"Dean of American
proletariat writers"
to be discussed
The University's Special Collec-
tions Library will hold a symposium
on the achievements of writer Mike
Gold on Friday.
Gold is often called the "dean of
American proletarian writers" for his
work as the editor of the New Masses
Magazine in the 1920s and 1930s.
The symposium will feature the
Mike Gold and Michael Folsom papers
that contain transcripts of interviews,
autobiographical writings, correspon-
dences, photograph's, and other docu-
ments. These papers will be available
for use through the Labadie Collection.
The symposium and exhibit will be
held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Special
Collections Library on the seventh floor
of the Hatcher Graduate Library.
The events is free and open to the
public and a discussion and reception
will follow.
Doctoral and

graduate students
display their work
The University community will
have the opportunity to see the works
of several masters and doctoral stu-
dents during the School of Informa-
tion expoSItion on Friday from noon
to 4 p.m. in room 411 in West Hall.
The event will feature the projects
of School of Information students in
the area of library and information
services, archives and records man-
agement, information economics and
human-computer interaction.
The event also hopes to draw stu-
dents who want to learn more about
what goes on at the graduate-level as
well as employers who wish to recruit
potential interns or employees in a
free and relaxed atmosphere.
-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Shannon Pennypiece.

By Kara Wenzel
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly is work-
ing to allow any interested student the chance
to speak at the body's weekly meeting by
changing the rules concerning constituents'
"constituents' time is supposed to be for
students to come in and tell us what they're
thinking about issues we are debating," said
MSA President Matt Nolan.
The assembly will now allow students
without any affiliation to the assembly to
speak first, followed by students who are also
assembly members, faculty and staff, and
other community members, Nolan said.

constituents' time is normally held for one
hour at the beginning of each Tuesday night
Each speaker is allowed five minutes to
address the assembly on the topic of their
choice and then to answer questions. The
assembly may extend constituents' time by
voting to do so.
Nolan said the argument for putting non-
assembly members ahead of other students
stems from the fact that assembly members
are allowed to participate in debate on the
business MSA takes up, while non-assembly
members are not.
"Debate doesn't have to be cut off," Nolan
said. "You have up to an hour to speak during

Some assembly members questioned the
necessity of this change.
"During meetings we don't always have a
chance to debate everything," said Rackham
Rep. Jessica Curtin. "We've often had to
resort to using constituents' time."
In another attempt to better serve their stu-
dent constituents, MSA's Academic Affairs
Commission recently updated Advice Online
for Winter 2002 courses.
The update was made just in time for Win-
ter 2002 registration, which begins this week.
Advice Online, a website designed to help
students determine the courses that would
best suit them, displays grades given to each
course based on student evaluations, which
are given at the end of each semester.

At last week's meeting, MSA passed a res-
olution concerning the fiscal split between
MSA and the Ann Arbor Tenants' Union.
Presently, according to the MSA compiled
code, the assembly must fund the AATU with
about 5 to 10 percent of the MSA total bud-
get, which amounts to over $20,000.
"It is definitely not in the best interest of
MSA or the AATU to keep things the way
they are," resolution co-sponsor and Law
School Rep. Chris Sheehan said.
The resolution will initiate a cooperative
method of researching new sources of fund-
ing for the AATU, Sheehan said.
"This resolution is meant to pursue some
kind of relationship where we don't have to
fund the AATU," Nolan said.

Hugs and kisses

Organizational studies
program reintroduced

By Tomislav Ladika
Daily StaffReporter
Because many University graduates will work
for large corporations, hospitals and schools, a
revamped organizational studies program has been
introduced this year to provide an understanding of
how such organizations function.
In previous years, organizational studies was
offered as an individual concentration program -
a major students designed by working one-on-one
with a professor - but it was disbanded a year ago
because the University wanted'a comprehensive
concentration, program director Richard Price said.
A planning committee Price formed developed a
completely new interdisciplinary concentration that
students can apply to after their sophomore year.
University Prof. Wayne Baker said the program,
which studies various professional organizations
such as large business corporations, hospitals and
schools, provides students with knowledge vital to
their success in the professional world.
"Most University students will work in a large
organization," Baker said. "They need to learn how
to operate and thrive in them, and organizational
studies gives them a lens to look at organizations
and understand what they're going into."
In addition to the students who seek employment
in the business and public sector, many organiza-
tional studies majors study law or public policy in
graduate school, Price said.
The prerequisites to the program are introducto-
ry sociology, psychology and economics classes,
and the concentration requirements include a mini-
mum of 39 credits, field research and quantitative
skills classes and seven courses from a variety of
core subjects such as economics, anthropology and
psychology. Students must also complete nine elec-
tive credits.

Psychology Prof. Jane Dutton, a member of the
planning committee that created the concentration,
said the prerequisite classes teach the basics of how
organizations work. Once students develop this
foundation, they can choose from a variety of
classes to study organizations in a specific subject
of interest.
LSA junior Andrew Wong, one of about 40 stu-
dents participating in the new organizational stud-
ies program, said the core classes examine different
aspects of organizations in a variety of disciplines.
"The interdisciplinary nature of the program
really makes it such an attractive concentration
because I am able to take a wide variety of courses
while obtaining an in-depth analysis of organiza-
tions," Wong said. "It will provide me with a better
approach to looking at different situations by giv-
ing me a solid foundation in a variety of fields and
Although organizational studies is currently an
interdisciplinary program, classes are being devel-
oped within the department. Baker said he is creat-
ing a class in which teams will examine different
parts of a business by using surveys that question
the interactions and values of the employees within
the organizations.
Baker said the class will provide students with a
picture of a social network within a professional
organization by combining the theories students
learn in their inter-disciplinary courses with hands-
on experience.
Upper-level seminars are also being developed,
and a five-year accelerated degree program in
which students can receive an undergraduate
degree in organizational studies and a master's
degree from the School of Information has recently
been approved. Price said although the program is
intentionally starting small, hexpects it to eventp-
ally grow to approximately 200 concentrators.

Christine Wilson, wife of Economics prof. Andrew Coleman, plays with her daughter, Anthea,
yesterday afternoon in Regents Plaza.

Special Collections
Library opens Bible
exhibit tomorrow

p I

By Jeremy Berkowitz
For the Daily

The Special Collections Library will
be hosting its annual exhibit "From
Papyri to King James: The Evolution of
the English Bible" beginning tomorrow.
"The exhibit shows the transmis-
sion of the biblical text from the
second century to 1611" said
Kathryn Beam, curator of the
Humanities collection at the Spe-
cial Collections Library.
The Special Collections Library,
located on the seventh floor of the
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, is
the campus' main rare books
library. Of the many popular
anthologies owned by the library,
two of them are the fifth largest
papyrology collection in the world.
Among the many items highlighted at
the exhibit, there are fragments of
Deuteronomy and Matthew written on
papyrus. Also included are various
Latin and Greek translations, early
copies of the letters of St. Paul and the
writings of early church leaders such as
the Bishop of Sardis and Hermas of
These documents are written on
different types of material such as
papyrus, parchment and paper. Many
of the different bibles on display will
be open to the same page in order for
viewers to compare the different
styles of text and language used as
time changed.
"People can see a 2,000-year-old doc-
ument and how the text was preserved

"People can see..
how the text was
- Peggy Daub
Special Collections head librarian
on different types of surfaces," said
Peggy Daub, head librarian at the Spe-
cial Collections Library.
Classical studies Prof. Traianos
Gagos, archivist of the papyrology col-
lection, said that among the most pre-
cious documents that will be shown in
the exhibit are the different papyri,
many of which were obtained on
archaeological explorations in the early
20th century.
These documents follow the rise of
Christianity during the first three cen-
turies. Among them, the 30 leaves of St.
Paul's letters are the earliest known
copies of the letters.
This exhibit has been brought
back each winter since 1983, main-
ly because of popular demand. The
exhibit usually receives many visi-
tors, including students of all ages
and church groups.
"There are two reasons why this
exhibit is an annual event. First, to share
wonderful treasures that the University
of Michigan has with a wide audience,
and the second because of the hundreds
of people who look for this exhibit
every year to return and bring other peo-
ple," Beam said.

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