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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 3
Student assaulted
outside apartment

Effects of urban
environment on
kids topic of talk
The School of Public Health will
feature Detroit's Center to Nurture
Community Leadership co-founder
Grace Lee Boggs and School of
Education Associate Dean Jeff
Mirel in the forum, "What Key
Issues Influence the Life Prospects
of Urban Children and Youth?"
The discussion will be at 6 p.m.
today in Schorling Auditorium, at
the School of Education.
Comic-book author
discusses his art
and latest work
Critically renowned comic-book
writer Dan Clowes will talk about
the art of comics tonight at 8 p.m.
Clowes' new book, "David Boring,"
depicts adventures of an obsessive
security guard who meets his dream
girl.
The event will be held at the
Shaman Drum bookshop on State
Street.
School of Music
* orchestra to
perform tonight
The University Philharmonic
Orchestra, a School of Music stu-
dent ensemble, will perform
tonight.
Music Prof. Jonathan Shames will
be conducting the orchestra in fea-
tured pieces including Berlioz's
King Lear Overture and Brahm's
Serenade No. 1.
The concert is at the Michigan
Theater at 8 p.m.
Astronaut recounts
his experiences on
space missions
University alum and Astronaut
Hall of Fame inductee James McDi-
vitt will speak tomorrow at 11:30
a.m. at the Michigan League Ball-
room as part of the Margaret Water-
man Alumnae Town Hall Celebrity
Lecture Series.
As an astronaut, McDivitt com-
manded the Gemini 4 and Apollo 9.
Tickets are $40 and proceeds will
go to a scholarship for University
students.
Lunch and a question and answer
session follow.
Prospective female
engineers invited
for night of advice
The Association for Women in
Computing is holding an open ses-
sion for women and teenage girls
interested in careers involving com-
puter technology at 5:30 p.m.
tomorrow.
The event, titled "Networking
Dinner for Women and Girls," will
allow women to meet mentors and
engage in a question and answer
session.
All participants are eligible to
win door prizes.
The dinner will be held in the
Johnson Room of the Lurie Engi-
neering Center.
Welsh, author of
'Trainspotting,'
discusses sequel
Acclaimed for the success of his
novel "Trainspotting," author Irvine

Welsh is signing copies of his new
book, "Porn," tomorrow at 7 p.m..
at Borders bookstore on Liberty
Street.
In this new sequel to "Trainspot-
ting," Welsh again looks at the dis-
placed working class youth in
Edinburgh a decade later. Now, his
characters try to earn money by
making a porn film.
Harvard Prof. to
speak on energy
and environment
Harvard environmental and public
policy Prof. John Holdren is the
main speaker of "Energy, the Envi-
ronment and the Human Condition"
tomorrow.
Holdren's lecture, sponsored by the
School of Natural Resources is at Hale
Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Music Prof. leads
band in performing
new comDosition

By Jeremy Berkowitz
Daily Staff Reporter

Three suspects attacked a University
early Sunday at 3 a.m. as he walked into i
ment building, marking the fourth attacl
Church Street area in the past six months.
The Business junior, who wished to
anonymous, said he was walking up the sit
side of his apartment when the three men hi
the back of the head and continuously punc
kicked him. He got up as soon as the three :
went up to his apartment, cleaned himseli
called the police.
The suspects are described as two blad
and one white male, the police report stated.
He was treated at University Hospital fo
ken nose and a few bruises. He said he will
recovered in about a week, adding that he
ing a $500 reward for anyone with infc
leading to convictions of the three men.
Ann Arbor Police Department Liet
Michael Logghe said officers do randon
throughout the city with an increasing freq
night. He added that the area of the assa
street that is covered more stringently beca
in a main part of the city.
Department of Public Safety spokes
Diane Brown said while the area of the inc
in city property and therefore not under DF
diction, DPS officers drive through the area
parts of campus and stop if they see anythii
place. While they might not always go ina
charge, they usually notify the AAPD dis
Brown said.
KELLY LIN/Daily Brown also noted the dilemma of having
erday on the sity property and city streets intertwinedi
areas. She said this is why the AAPD and F
joint jurisdiction in many places and ofte
responsibility in certain cases.
SAFE
Continued from Page 1
dent organizations here on campus to express their
views without feeling the possibility of an attack by the
president of our University."
Supporters of the University's stance toward divest-
ment were also present at the prc conference.
SAFE organizers said their focus was not to pro-
mote divestment, but rather to protest Coleman's
actions.
"We're addressing the concern of Mary Sue Coleman
threatening the safety of SAFE members and also her
expressing her views on an issue she has no right to,"
LSA senior Aisha Sabadia said.
The Michigan Student Zionists also distributed a
statement, saying that while Kiblawi might not have
written the "'spoofed" e-mail, "he is guilty of having
written and published much more virulent and inciteful
anti-Semitic rhetoric in the past."
"We're here protesting this rally, which we believe to
be a publicity stunt," said LSA senior Adi Neuman.
Neuman is the president of the Michigan Student
Zionists.

"These kinds of relationships are developed so
when you get to those boundaries, you know the
protocol to follow," Brown said.
Residential security has become a higher priority
lately for University students. There have been sev-
eral incidents in the Church Street area in the past
six months. DPS issued a crime alert earlier this
month for an attempted strong arm robbery in the
Church Street parking structure. A similar alert in
the same parking structure came out at the end of
July for armed robbery. In April, a suspect robbed a
student on the 700 block of Church Street, taking
money, credit cards, a cell phone and a jacket.
Police later recovered the jacket and credit cards.
Logghe said he does not think these events are
part of a pattern, but rather isolated events as a
result of activities that go on in a college town.
"I have seen nothing that would make me think
that these are related in anyway;' he said.
The victim said he has never felt uncomfortable
walking around campus before and does not plan to
let this encounter bother him.
"I don't think this incident should have any
impact on my life," he said.
A number of students also said they feel com-
fortable walking around Ann Arbor at any time, as
long as they are not alone on a dark street.
"I think it's pretty safe and I never have had a
problem," LSA junior John Kern said. "There are
always groups of people, you're never alone."
LSA senior Rachel Bier said she tends to be
more aware of her surroundings when she walks
alone. While she does not feel she is in any danger,
she said she feels there has been an increase in
crime on campus.
"I do feel that the campus has become more dan-
gerous in a sense;' Bier said, adding that she used
to keep her doors unlocked all the time when she
lived in the residence halls. She said she notices an
increased awareness of crime among freshmen.

Members of the Michigan Marching Band trumpet line rehearse yeste
parking lot at Elbel Field under the direction of Jamie Nix.

Se 'U

a

cool school for
earthy' women

RICHNER
Continued from Page 1
is another important task for the University, Richner said.
"(The city) is more connected to the University than people
think."
He said Detroit's negative reputation hurts the Universi-
ty's recruitment of faculty because the spouses of potential
professors often need to look for professional opportunities
in Detroit.
Expanding the use of technological resources at the Uni-
versity is also on Richner's agenda, he said.
Prior to representing Grosse Pointe as- a state repre-
sentative for the past six years, Richner served on
Grosse Pointe's city council and as the Wayne County
Commissioner.
He is one of four candidates running for two avail-
able positions on the University Board of Regents. The
other three candidates are Ismael Ahmed (D-Dearborn),
director of the Arab Community Center for Economic
and Social Services, current Regent Andrea Fischer-
Newman (R-Ann Arbor) and Saline Democrat Greg
Stephens, business manager of the International Broth-
erhood of Electrical Workers.

By Autumn Brown
For the Daily
As one of the few colleges in the
nation to boast a 50/50 ratio of women
to men, the University has solicited the
attention of the popular magazine, Sev-
enteen, becoming one of the publica-
tion's "50 Coolest Colleges" for
women. The University is noted for its
tendency to catch the attention of
"earthy, on-the-go girls."
"I think that 'earthy' is the right
word. Most girls on campus are more
worried about their studies than their
appearance," LSA senior Jake Leon-
hardt said.
"In addition, it seems as if women
have a strong voice on campus and are
treated with more respect than other
places, like Detroit."
"There are lots of people who are
active in promoting issues of concern
to women," LSA freshman Lindsay
Rubin said. "But as a whole, gender
issues are not dominant on campus."
"Even in classes where there are few
girls, if anything the instructor calls on
the girls, rather than the guys," Rubin
said.
Faculty at the University said they
agree with the magazine's assessment
of women at the University.
"The psychology department is
very supportive of what I do," psy-
chology Prof. Lilia Cortina said. In
her research, Cortina focuses on
women in the workplace and sexual
harassment.
"I especially like how the University
stands out among other universities in

its treatment of issues of ethnic minori-
ties and different cultures," Cortina
said.
"The atmosphere is very encourag-
ing and I think the undergraduate stu-
dents feel comfortable speaking up.
"As far as administration is con-
cerned, it was nice to see a woman as
the department chair for both psychol-
ogy and women studies for the past 10'
years," Cortina added.
Director of Women's Studies Pamela
Reid said she believes the future of the
department to be bright and optimistic
in the wake of its 30-year anniversary.
"The Women's Studies Depart-
ment at the University has been try-
ing to be a leader in the field,
dispelling the notion that the
department is for white women
only. Especially since it is multi-
inclusive by definition and is organ-
ized with the intention of bringing
about multiple perspectives," Reid
said.
"In addition, thedepartment has
been part of a movement to incorpo-
rate students into discourse about
issues that are relevant to them,"she
added.
But LSA sophomore Andrea Perkins
said she feels that while the student
body is equally distributed, the faculty
ratio is not.
"Although there are many female
GSIs, there aren't that many profes-
sors,"Perkins said.
"But on the other hand, women are
represented more equally in athletics
and many other organizations, like Sis-
ter-to-Sister, aimed at helping women."

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OCTOBER 29,2002

GRADES
Continued from Page 1
through computers to ensure that
late assignments were not accepted.
The study's conclusions were pre-
sented Aug. 22 at- the American
Psychological Association meeting
in Chicago.
"Whether I procrastinate depends
on how I feel," Nursing sophomore
Jim Shannon said.
"If something has to get done, I
do it.
"I am in control, but if there are
better things to do, I will put
assignments off."
"I prioritize and try to study for
tests in advance and save assign-
ments for later.
"I work on assignments until I
think they are good, but I think they
would end up better if I did them in
advance rather than right before
they're due," he added.
In an effort to help their students

stay on task, professors and gradu-
ate student instructors provide syl-
labi with dates of tests and
assignments.
"I give students clear deadlines
on a syllabus and try to check in
with them to make sure they don't
have unanswered questions that pre-
vent them from doing their assign-
ments," GSI Janice Templeton said.
"I encourage students to monitor
themselves. They should have a
plan and break it into smaller steps
and goals.
"If they find the plan doesn't
work, they should evaluate it and
create a new one.
"Also, in order to discourage pro-
crastination, I don't accept late
assignments," she added.
Trenary said, "Sometimes, I tell
myself that I am in control or that I
work better under pressure, but I
know it isn't true.
"I have started to change my
habit by arranging study dates."

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