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LOCAL/STATE

CRIMvE
# Men accused of
stealing glasses
headed to court
Three men accused of stealing
another man's glasses and driving
away were scheduled for preliminary
hearings yesterday, Department of
Public Safety spokeswoman Diane
Brown said.
The suspects - Detroit residents
Jason Williams, 21, and Erroll
Bradley, 20, and Southfield resident
Rendell Ferguson, 22 - were
arrested for strong-armed robbery
after confronting their victim out-
side the Michigan Union early Sun-
day morning. They then drove off,
but were stopped by DPS officers
near the corner of Monroe and Tap-
pan streets. Brown said neither the
suspects nor the victim - who was
not injured but did know at least
one of the suspects - are affiliated
with the University.
Letters from sign
reported stolen
Several alphabetical letters from a
sign in the Herbert H. Dow Building
on Hayward Street were reportedly
stolen Tuesday morning. The letters,
which came from a sign kit, were val-
ued at $200.
Theft of Markley
map reported
months afterward
The staff at Mary Markley Resi-
dence Hall told DPS officers Tuesday
morning that an unknown person
stole a large, five-foot by seven-foot
map of the residence hall. According
to the DPS crime log, the theft
occurred sometime in October. DPS
has no suspects.
Medical procedure
ends in patient's
indecent exposure
A staff member in the Kellogg Eye
Center on Wall Street complained to
officers that a patient had indecently
exposed himself during a medical test-
ing procedure Tuesday.
Check from stolen
wallet cashed at
Pierpont Commons
A man who had hiswallet stolen
from an unknown location later dis-
covered the whereabouts of part of
the missing contents, when a blank
check that had been inside the wallet
was cashed at Pierpont Commons.
The rest of the wallet's contents are
still missing.
Camera stolen as
woman rides to
North Campus
A female passenger riding a bus
from North Campus to Markley
alleged her digital camera was stolen
during the ride, at around 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday. DPS has no suspects.
Drug possession
in Stockwell
prompts arrest

DPS officers arrested a person in
Stockwell Residence Hall for viola-
tion of a controlled substance and
marijuana possession. The residence
hall's staff reported the person to offi-
cers early yesterday morning.
Room broken into,
items missing but
later recovered
A room in the Medical Science Unit
II building on Catherine Street was
allegedly ransacked over the weekend,
DPS reports state. The ransacking was
discovered and reported to police early
Monday morning, when several items,
including a slide scanner, appeared to
be missing. Further investigation by
the building's staff showed the scanner
had only been moved during the inva-
sion. It is unknown what - if anything
- was actually stolen.
Helium balloon
inflation sets off
MoJo fire alarm
DPS officers determined that a Sun-
day afternoon fire alarm in Mosher-
Jordan Residence Hall was accidently
caused by students filling up helium
balloons. No other problems were
found.
Hospital employee

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 3A
Bush's impact on 'U'
cases sparks debate

By Christopher Johnson
Daily Staff Reporter

After President Bush said he opposes the Univer-
sity's use of race as a factor in its in admissions
policies during an address yesterday, students
responded with various concerns about the impact
his actions will have on the cases.
Education senior Agnes Aleobua, a member of
the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action and
Integration and Fight for Equality By Any Means
Necessary, said Bush's address jeopardized the
hopes of success for minorities.
"He's sending a message to the blacks and
minority youth of this country that they will
not have the opportunity to attend a place like
the University of Michigan, and the Supreme
Court can not repeat this negative message,"
she said.
But LSA senior Dean Wang, head of Young
Americans for Freedom, supported the President in
opposition to the University's policies.
"There are racial problems in America, but I
don't think that affirmative action is the way to
solve them," Wang said. "If we create barriers, I
don't think we'll create a society in which people
don't judge each other by race."
Many students declined to take a definite
stance for or against the University's policies.
Art and Design sophomore Ryan Herberholz

said the University should intervene to over-
come racial divisions within the country, but
that affirmative action does not always fairly
evaluate applications.
"Anything that breaks down that segregation I
think is good, but I don't know if quotas should be
set, or if someone should be turned away who has a
higher grade point because of the color of their
skin," he said.
Several students said the University should look
more favorably on minority applicants, but added
the current policy ignores other applicants who
should also receive support.
"I don't think race should be a determining fac-
tor but socio-economic upbringing (should be),"
LSA sophomore Ashek Ahmed said. "I think that
the point system of the University establishes
admissions which contain a certain predetermined
number of minority admissions."
LSA junior Andrew Thomas said, "There's a lot
of poor white kids, I'm sure, who can't afford to go
to school here."
Students also held different opinions of whether
Bush's address would have a significant impact on
the country or the Supreme Court.
"I think Bush is a popular president, so people are
going to go along with what he says" Thomas said.
But Ahmed said, "President Bush isn't the best
speaker, so what he says may not have a great
impact on those who were listening."

RYAN WEINER/Daily
Henry Hertzgovitz speaks at an event hosted by Students Allied for Freedom and Equality yesterday at
the Law School's Hutchins Hall.
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to camp in WestBanlk

By Afifa Assel
and Andrew Kaplan
Daily Staff Reporters
A boy wounded by gunfire from Israeli troops,
a bombed Palestinian police station and youths
peering over the body of a man assasinated by the
Israeli Defense Forces were among the slides pre-
sented by Henry Herskovitz yesterday about his
mission to the West Bank.
Herskovitz, who is Jewish, traveled in
December to the Balata refugee camp in the
city of Nablus as an activist for the Interna-
tional Solidarity Movement. The ISM is a
Palestinain-led coalition that advocates non-
violent resistence to the Israeli occupation of
the West Bank and the Gaza Strip by sending
members to the occupied territories.
"I went to Palestine to find out more informa-
tion about the occupation, and to actually live
with the people suffering from the occupation,"
Herskovitz said. "Very few stories are told in this
country about the non-violent resistance to occu-
pation."
Herskovitz stated that under U.N. Resolution
242, Israel is required to withdraw from all the
occupied territories.
Speaking to an audience of students and
community residents, Hertzgovitz commented
on photographs taken during his two-and-a-
half-week stay with a Palestinian resident of
Nablus. He emphasized the daily frustration of
dealing with Israeli troops, check points and

tanks.
"The truth is a casualty, it seems, when you
travel to Israel and Palestine," he said. "We try to
keep a presence 24 hours in the house so the sol-
diers don't come and demolish the home."
One of Herskovitz's slides showed him playing
with a Palestinian boy at a checkpoint guarded by
Israeli tanks. In another photo, long lines of peo-
ple are guided through checkpoints flanked by
troops.
"'Look into your heart and tell me if this is the
correct way to treat people,"' Herskovitz said he
asked a soldier. "'You process them, and you
won't let them get on with their daily lives."'
Between slides, Herskovitz stressed the peace-
ful nature of ISM's protests.
"Ninety-nine percent of resistance is pas-
sive," he said, referring to resistance move-
ments in general, "like helping children get to
school."
But Herskovitz added that while he is against
Israeli occuptation, he strives not to point fingers
at those who do not agree with his views.
"There are good Jews, there are bad Jews, there
are good Palestinians, there are bad Palestinians,"
he said. "People who come with peace will be
welcome in Palestine."
Herskovitz is an Ann Arbor resident and a Uni-
versity alum. He serves on the Middle East Task-
force of the city's Interfaith Council for Peace and
Justice, and the Ann Arbor Area Committee for
Peace. His lecture and slide show was held at
Hutchins Hall in the Law Quad.

Gest's ideal last lecture
contains humor for all

By Shabina S. Khatri
Melissa Solarz
Daily Staff Reporter
Affectionate students and admiring faculty filled
the Michigan League's Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
yesterday to honor Prof Thomas Gest, winner of
the 13th Annual Golden Apple Award for Outstand-
ing University Teaching. Gest, who teaches anato-
my at the Medical School, delivered a lecture titled,
"Doctoring Education for Future Doctors;" which
discussed unique, successful teaching methods with
scientific examples.
"If we train (students) to be obedient we are
doing them a great disservice," Gest said, joking
that he prefers a "lecture-lite" teaching style. "(It's)
less filling, more satisfying," he said.
Gest said he tries to intersperse facts and humor
in interactive lectures. "It's amazing I receive this
honor because I have tried to limit lecturing - I
find it to be a horrible delivery of information," he
said. "It seems almost unethical that I get this award
because I love what I do so much."

Brian Netter, president of the Students Honoring
Outstanding University Teaching, the organization
in charge of selecting Golden Apple Award win-
ners, explained the criteria for receiving the award.
"When students are deciding who to nominate,
some of the math and science subjects have stu-
dents who band together," he said. "(It takes) a cer-
tain class of professor that doesn't just teach
material, they inspire their students to want to learn
more.... These professors enrapture their students
and can excite them about a subject they didn't
expect to enjoy."
Medical student Adam Rogers said Gest's dedi-
cation to his students sets him apart. "He's the kind
of guy who grew on everybody over the semester.
The amount of time he gives to us is astronomical.
... And he's always happy to be there with you. I go
and talk to him whenever I want. And I always feel
comfortable scheduling appointments."
Gest closed his "ideal last lecture" by explaining
the results of his teaching method, which gained
faculty approval and increased ratings for the class.
"So, until next week - adios, amoebas."

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