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The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 27, 2002 - 3

'U' buildings named for donors, presidents

Lecture examines
relationship of
democracy, writing
The college of Literature, Science
and the Arts is sponsoring "Democ-
racy in American English." The lec-
ture will feature English Prof.
Richard Bailey, collegiate professor
of English, and Newton Scott as
speakers. The lecture will be held
today at 4:10 p.m. at the Michigan
Union Pendleton Room. A reception
will follow.
Ceremony honors
memory of cancer
victims, survivors
The University Cancer Center is
holding a memorial ceremony today
to remember survivors and victims
of cancer. "Candle Lighting for
Hope and Remembrance" is a part
of the a nation-wide memorial. The
Cancer Center is taking calls to
have names read during the ceremo-
ny. Held in the University Cancer
Center front entrance, 7:30 p.m.
Chinese writer
pens his parents'
0 village courtship
Recollecting his parents'
courtship in a small Chinese vil-
lage, author Zhang Yimou will read
from his new book, "The Road
Home." The Center for Chinese
Studies is sponsoring the reading of
this intimate and tender romance
today at 8 p.m. in Angell Hall
Auditorium A.
Musical yard sale
aids community
Clothing, sports equipment, house-
ware and more donated by the com-
munity will be on sale tomorrow from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the
University Musical Society, the pro-
ceeds of "Treasures and Yard Sale"
will go to UMS youth education pro-
grams. The sale will be held at the
Women's City Club, 1830 Washtenaw.
Music faculty
performs works by
Dvorak, Janacek
Members of the School of Music fac-
ulty will be playing Dvorak's Quartet for
Piano and Strings, Josef Suk's Four
Pieces for Violin and Piano, and sonatas
by Janacek and Martinu tomorrow. Led
by Ann Arbor Symphony conductor Arie
Lipsky, performers include viola Prof.
Yizhak Schotten, piano Prof. Martin
Katz and violin Prof. Stephen Shipps.
Location and time to be announced.
Environment
forum focuses on
energy issues
The Program in the Environment is
holding an open forum featuring award-
winning environmentalist John Holdren.
Titled "Energy Problems: Are They
Intractable?" the discussion will also
feature physics Prof. Emeritus Marc
Ross and environmental economics
Prof. Michael Moore as respondents.
Holdren is currently chair of the Com-
mittee on International Security and
Arms Control of the National Academy
of Sciences and a member of the board
of the John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation. He has also
authored 300 articles on environmental
issues. The discussion will be held at 4
p.m. Monday, in 260 Dennison Hall.

Prize-winning poet
reads collection
at Shaman Drum
Reading her new collection of poems,
"Mynah Bird's Own Words," Barbara
Tran will explore the experiences of
Vietnamese American Monday night.
The collection also focuses on the role
of eroticism in the lives of Asian Ameri-
can women. Singing and refreshments
will accompany the reading, time to be
announced.
Conference
analyzes life in
modern Algeria
The International Institute this week-
end will hold a symposium entitled
"Islam, Democracy and the State in
Algeria: Lessons for the Western
Mediterranean and Beyond."
To be held in Room 1636 today
through Sunday at the institute, the
conference will focus on the inter-
play between democratic, Islamic
and economic issues at play in the

By Lauren Kadwell
For the Daily

Angell, Dennison and Hill may be familiar
names to students, as they are the monikers of cam-
pus buildings. But who are the namesakes of these
buildings?
Angell Hall, the Shapiro Undergraduate Library
and the Fleming Administration Building are all
named after University presidents.
Former University President Robben Fleming's
building honors both he and his wife.
"I like that part of it best of all," Fleming said.
He felt his tribute was the logical place because it
was the building he always occupied.
Whether former President Lee Bollinger will get
a building named in his honor will depend on
regent, dean and faculty nominations which could
take up to 10 years to implement, said Judy Mal-
cohn, director of development, communication and
donor relations at the.University.
Some buildings are named after a major donor
and others honor someone who had a significant
impact on the University community.
Donors must be accepted by the president,
provost, regents and the dean of the school
receiving the funding. Donors must provide a
minimum gift proportional to the cost of the
building. A dean, regent or faculty member
nominates an honoree and the regents have the

final say, Malcolm said.
"I would imagine it would please (the donors)
that were able to help make it happen," she added.
Former football coach Bo Schembechler at first
declined and then accepted the honor of having the
football helmet-shaped hall on South State Street
named after him.
"I think he was protesting politely," Mal-
colm said.
Schembechler Hall is the University's largest
athletic training facility.
Malcolm does not know if Bollinger will be
honored with a building, but Karen Jania,
acting head of reference at the Bentley Histor-
ical Library, said all presidents in the past
have had one, "no matter what the circum-
stances were."
James Duderstadt, Bollinger's predecessor as
president, does not have a building named in his
honor, but more time must pass before the process
begins for him, Malcolm said.
University alum and donor Robert Tisch who
visited his building "thought it was a great
place," Malcolm said. He already had a fond-
ness for the University because he met his wife
here, she added.
Donor Herbert Dow has also visited the Uni-
versity to look at his building on North Campus,
Malcolm said.
He stopped by while classes were in session

PATRICK JONES/Daily
The Alfred Taubman Medical Library was named after its benefactor, who has given funds to build
several other University buildings.

and "appreciated seeing his building in action.
He thought that was absolutely wonderful,"
Malcolm said.
Mary Markley honors an 1892 graduate
who married a professor and provided a home
for students.

Alice Lloyd is named after a 20-year dean
of women. Yost Ice Arena is named after for-
mer Athletic Director Fielding Yost.
The David Dennison Building is named after a
donor and Hill Auditorium honors former Regent
Arthur Hill.

SOLE appeals to Bush for greater 'Action'

By Maria Sprow
and Lauren Williamson
Daily Staff Reporters
Approximately 500 students walking across
the Diag yesterday afternoon took the time to
address postcards to President Bush, urging
him to give undocumented workers more
rights and benefits through a program called
Reward Work.
The program's message was being spread
by members of Students Organizing for Labor'
and Economic Equality, who were participat-
ing in a Day of Action with approximately
two dozen other schools across the country.
Reward Work is a program designed to
urge the passing of legislation that supports
immigrant workers by preventing exploita-
tion, keeping their families together and pro-
moting public health and educational
opportunities.
RC senior Aaron Goodman, a member of
SOLE, said the legislation has been previous-
ly introduced to Congress several times, but
was shelved after the events of Sept. 11.
"There was a pretty strong wave of anti-
immigrant sentiment going on at that time.
Legislation that is trying to give rights to
immigrants probably wouldn't be popular at
that time," Goodman said. "We aretrying to
light a fire back under this one."

Immigrant and undocumented workers
play a large role in the Ann Arbor area, mak-
ing it important to address the issue, SOLE
members said.
"Students are getting involved in this
because we realize that (immigrants) are a part
of our community and we realize that they are
contributing members of our community," RC
sophomore and SOLE member Taylor Hales
said. "It's important for us to be fighting for
those who so often don't have a voice."
Hales added that he has seen many undocu-
mented workers in Ann Arbor who do not
have legal rights because they are not citizens,
but said those workers are still important to
area businesses.
"These are people who provide a host of
services to the community. There are a lot of
undocumented janitors. There are a lot of
undocumented workers who wash dishes and
are busboys," he said. "If you go to most any
restaurant in Ann Arbor, you are relying on
undocumented labor."
Several SOLE members said they were satis-
fied with students' interest in immigrant work-
ers' rights and the success of the Day of Action.
"I was impressed with the willingness of
people to stop and listen and learn," said RC
junior Mike Swiryn, a SOLE member who
took part in the Day of Action by standing on
the Diag and asking passer-bys to sign post-

cards.
University students were not the only
ones participating in the Day of Action,
which also occurred at Harvard University,
Florida State University and The George
Washington University.
Reward Work's national goal is to mail
1,000,000 postcards to the president. SOLE
members here ran out of postcards in their
Day of Action.
Though SOLE was trying to educate others
about the situations immigrant and undocu-
mented workers face, Swiryn said the day had
been informative for him as well.
He said several people stopped to talk to
him about the situations immigrant workers
face, including one undocumented worker
who was unable to fill out a postcard.
"He said it's hard. He couldn't fill-out a
postcard to help others because he didn't have
a residence or phone number," Swiryn said.
Swiryn added that he felt the day's biggest
challenge was capturing people's attention
and explaining the complexity of the issue to
students in the amount of time they were able
to give him.
"People tend to think in soundbytes, but
this is larger. It's hard to give people the
whole story as they walk by," he said. "To get
through all that is hard, but it's great when
they listen."

LAUREN BRAUN/Daily
RC senior Matt Pruneau addresses a postcard to President
Bush as part of the Day of Action on the Diag yesterday.

Vaccine stockpile to
increase for possibl
xe
smallpox outbreak

By Dan Trudeau
For the Daily

Although smallpox was globally
eradicated more than two decades
ago, concerns about the threat of
bioterrorism have brought the dis-
ease back into America's public
conscience.
This week, the Center for Disease
Control publicly released an updat-
ed version of the Post-Event Small-
pox Response Plan and Guidelines.
The plan details procedures for the
emergency vaccination of the entire
nation, in the event of an unexpect-
ed outbreak of smallpox.
With 155 million doses of small-
pox vaccine currently available, and
an expected stockpile of 280 mil-
lion doses available by the end of
the year, public health officials said
they are confident that they will be
equipped to handle any potential
outbreak.
"These guidelines are a part of an
ongoing process at CDC to help states
prepare for a smallpox event," CDC
director Julie Gerberding said in a
written statement on Monday.
When asked about this recent
national concern over smallpox,
local public officials said the dis-
ease should not be a cause of seri-
ous concern for students at the
University and residents of the sur-
rounding area.
"I do not believe that there is rea-
son for people in our community to
be alarmed. The possibility of hav-
ing such a disaster is small," Uni-
versity Health Service Director
Robert Winfield said.
"However, I do believe there is
good reason to be prepared."
Washtenaw County Public Health
Department Director Stan Reedy
shared Winfield's sentiments.
"The smallpox virus still exists

said they have doubts about the via-
bility of a mass vaccination.
If the vaccine were administered
to everyone in the country, an esti-
mated 350 to 500 deaths would
occur as a result of this exposure,
Gerberding said.
"The potential for death,
although small, is the reason that
mass vaccination has to be under-
taken very carefully," Winfield
said.
The government has only
approved administration of the vac-
cine to a small number of scientists
and medical professionals working
closely with the virus.
The CDC advises that the general
public not receive the vaccine
because the benefits do not out-
weigh the risks.
Local health officials said they
are equally aware of the potential
dangers of vaccination and have
systematic procedures prepared in
the event of an outbreak.
"Right now there is no need for
any widespread vaccination," Reedy
said.
"In the event of a case or cases,
there would be vaccination depend-
ing on the pattern of the outbreak.
Should a case occur, we would
attempt to isolate the case and then a
rapid decision would be made about
who would receive a vaccination."
In the unlikely event of a disaster,
the University is equipped to pre-
vent the spread of the disease.
University Hospitals are
equipped with a hazardous materi-
als team trained to investigate and
isolate toxic exposures before they
spread.
In addition, UHS organized a ter-
rorism task force shortly after the
terrorist attacks last September to
help make decisions about the prop-
er course of action in the event of

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