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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 2, 2002 - 3

THIS WEEK

'U',
By Rob Goodspe
Daily Staff Reporter

students arrested during D.C. protests

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Oct. 2, 1962
James Meredith ended segregation at
the University of Mississippi after a
court ruled that he should have access
to the university. President John
Kennedy sent 10,000 army troops to
the Oxford, Mississippi campus to
keep outsiders from the campus and to
quell riots which left two dead.
* Oct. 3, 1973
The Briarwood Shopping Mall offi-
cially opened for business. Briarwood
was Ann Arbor's first enclosed shop-
ping center with 121 new stores that
would eventually create 4,000 new
jobs. The mall stirred considerable
controversy and complaints from
environmentalists and no-growth
advocates who argued such a complex
was merely an extension of urban
sprawl in Ann Arbor.
Oct. 3, 1932
President Franklin Roosevelt,
Democratic presidential nominee,
along with his campaign tour party
arrived in Ann Arbor on board a spe-
cial train with his wife. He appeared on
the platform at 6 a.m. and greeted the
crowd before leaving four hours later.
* Oct. 4, 1949
The Daily joined other University
organizations in urging football ticket
holders for the Army-Michigan game
to donate their tickets to disabled war
veterans staying in local hospitals.
Oct. 4, 1968
A graduate student was in critical
condition after he was shot by an
unidentified assailant while crossing
the Diag.
Oct. 4, 1971
The faculty Senate Assembly
endorsed a policy banishing most clas-
sified research at the University, except
that which could "contribute signifi-
cantly to the advancement of knowl-
edge as to justify infringement of the
freedom to publish openly.".
Oct. 4, 1979
Two University freshmen claimed to
have seen a "dome-shaped" object with
a light on its top and four lights on its
metallic bottom fly straight into the
clouds, as they walked near Mary
Markley Residence Hall in the
evening. A University astronomy pro-
fessor said the two women probably
saw either a strong reflection from the
ground or an airplane.
Oct. 5, 1951
Literary college professors voted
unanimously to halt an eligibility "dou-
ble standard" which prohibited most
students receiving below a "C" grade
from extracurricular activities, yet
allowed athletes to play in varsity sports.
Oct. 6, 1972
The State House of Representa-
tives voted to make Michigan one of
only a few states to adopt no-fault
auto insurance.
Oct. 6, 1982
As the University faced growing
financial constraints and budget cuts,
more than 300 students and faculty
members packed a four-hour meeting
to save the School of Natural
Resources from elimination.
Oct. 6, 1999

Anchors of the CBS news magazine
"60 Minutes" interviewed seven Uni-
versity students for a show about the
University's lawsuits defending race-
based admissions.
Oct. 7, 1980
Former President Gerald Ford was in
town to visit his alma mater and spoke
in support of Ronald Reagan's candida-
cy for President, though he was met
with disapproval.
Oct. 8, 1970
An injunction which would stop the
Oct. 17 Michigan-Michigan State
football game and permanently close
Michigan Stadium was requested in
Washtenaw County Court by a resi-
dent complaining that available law
enforcement officers were inefficient
for handling football games.
Oct. 8, 1972

sed

LSA Senior Zachary Schulman intended to
spend last weekend participating in political
demonstrations, but spent the night in a
Washington jail using his shoe insoles for a
pillow.
RC senior Paul Kuttner planned to protest
most of the weekend, but was only able to
march for 30 minutes before being arrested.
He then spent 33 hours handcuffed with plas-
tic ties on the floor of a gymnasium.
RC junior Mike Swiryn surprised his moth-
er when she discovered a photo of him in the
New York Times wearing the Winnie the Pooh
boxers she bought for him.
All participated in a number of protests and
demonstrations held in Washington last week-
end coinciding with meetings of officials of
the International Monetary Fund and the
World Bank.
In recent years, meetings of the above
groups have been met by protestors who
claim the organizations have advanced capi-
talism at the expense of working conditions,

human rights and the environment,
"In essence we had two different demon-
strations," said Sargent Joe Gentile of the
Washington Metropolitan Police Department.
Gentile said some organizers had planned
peaceful protests and had obtained the proper
permits and others were planning to cripple
the city.
"For weeks a group had been vowing to
shut down the city. That is against the law and
that endangers the citizens we are sworn to
protect," Gentile said.
Swiryn participated in a protest of sweat-
shop labor at a Gap clothing store in George-
town Friday. On Saturday, he marched down
15th Avenue to the World Bank with a large
group of demonstrators.
"We ended up winning and the cops
retreated ... it was more of a moral victory,"
said Swiryn, who added the group attempted
to disrupt the conference for several hours."I
think alternative forms of development are
not only possible but crucial."
Schulman and Kuttner were participating in
a march that Gentile said police were target-
ing. Gentile said some protestors arrested Fri-

day were charged with failure to obey, some
with obstructing traffic.
"I was arrested before 8 a.m. on Friday,"
Schulman said. He had marched for less than
half an hour when the group was met by lines
of police.
"We made it two blocks, maybe," said Kuttner.
"I was going because I fundamentally
oppose the policies and structure of the World
Bank, the IMF and the World Trade Organiza-
tion," Schulman said. "I was there to let as
many people know how these things affect
people's lives."
After police closed in on the group, Schul-
man said he and Kuttner were placed in plas-
tic flexi-cuffs and put on a city bus with 43
other people.
"It was hot and stuffy and people's hands
were turning purple," said Kuttner. "Part of
my thumb is still numb."
The bus was taken to the police academy in
southwest Washington where they were
searched, photographed and finger printed.
"It was the slowest and least effective
process I've seen in my life," Kuttner said.
Schulman said they were the second of 10

busses to arrive at the police academy. After pro-
cessing, he says they were handcuffed with their
right hand to their left ankle and placed inside a
gym. Police said they arrested 649 demonstrators
Friday. Schulman, who said he insisted he wanted
to see a lawyer and refused the opportunity to pay
a fine and be released, was transferred to a city
jail Friday night.
"It was a steel plate that had nothing. All I
had was the clothes on my back and my
shoes," he said.
After traveling to a courthouse, the protes-
tors met with lawyers from the National
Lawyers Guild, the People's Law Collective
and the Georgetown Law clinic.
Schulman said he asked for a trial because
he thought his civil rights were violated.
Schulman has a court date set for Nov. 8.
"A lot of cases were totally dismissed
because the paperwork was screwed up,"
Schulman said.
"Since Sept. 11 and Seattle, police have
been cracking down," said Kuttner, referring
to 1999 riots during World Trade Organiza-
tion meetings. "It's more important to get out
there and shout."

From the top down

MSA approves resolution
backing voter registration

TOM FELDKAMPIDaily
First year Medical student Len Chang plays music in the Lurie
Bell Tower on North Campus yesterday.

By Carmen Johnson
Daily Staff Reporter
A resolution to fund today's voter registration concert
was passed at last night's Michigan Student Assembly
meeting.
The free voter registration concert held today at the
Trotter House is the culmination of MSA's Voice Your
Vote Commission's drive to register student votes for the
upcoming Nov. 5. election.
MSA, a federally funded organization, must make a
good faith effort to register students under the Higher
Education Act, Voice Your Vote Co-Chair Brooke Gerber
said.
Henry Rosenbaum, an organizer for the concert is
excited about the event.
"We felt a concert was the best way to reach people
and bring people together," Rosenbaum said.
Hip-Hop singer J-live and Granian lead singer Garen
Gueyikian are some of the musical guests appearing.
"We wanted to bring in local groups where there is a
lot of student support and we wanted to bring in national
acts like J-Live and Granian who are very politically
involved," Gerber said.
Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje and Vice President of
Student Affairs E. Royster Harper will be guest speakers
at today's concert.
Mike Kubiak, the national organization Youth Vote
Coalition Field director wants the whole student body,
even if they are already registered, to attend.

The Youth Vote Co rition is p senting a free
concert by Grnian tod attheT.
House on the corner of uth University
and Washtenaiw Avenues.
The concert is part of an effort to get people
to register to vote.
"Voice Your Vote also wants to clear up the confus'on
about the voting process. As long as you live in Ainn
Arbor for 30 days, you can vote in Ann Arbor," Kubiat
said.
MSA also discussed its role in making the student
groups able to co-exist peacefully on campus, after
recent events that have created tension among student
groups.
During next week's meeting held at Trotter House, a
resolution in support of the proposal University Dia-
logues of Understandings will be discussed.
MSA President Sarah Boot said "MSA wants to help
all student groups be able to co-exist on campus.
"We also want to organize campuswide teach-ins and
lectures to help educate students about a whole host of
issues like the Middle East conflict, (Lesbian Gay Bisex-
ual Transgender) affairs and affirmative action," Boot
said.
MSA's communications committee announced today's
Fireside Chat with Mary Sue Coleman as one of its
efforts to help students get acquainted with her.

ETHICS
Continued from Page 1
egy, attributed the survey's results to a
number of factors, including respondant
bias and the intertwined relationship of
ethics with all other business fields.
"First of all, (the CEOs) probably
think more highly of their own firms
than the entire market," she said. "Also,
ethics is an important topic, but good
firms try to engrain it within their val-
ues, mission statement and culture."
Wooten cited the Tylenol crisis that
consumer products mogul Johnson and
Johnson experienced in 1982 to explain
the connection between ethics and busi-
ness strategy.
"When Johnson and Johnson found

out the Tylenol was tainted they took
all of it off the shelves even though it
cost them money," she said. Wooten
added that the recall ultimately saved
the company's reputation. .
When asked to offer advice to better
educate students in the critical skills
necessary for success, survey respon-
dents stressed the importance of ethics
and real-world application. But Fort is
skeptical that this new-found emphasis
on ethics will remain a central consid-
eration to business executives.
"Ethics is gaining a lot of attention
now because of corporate scandals, (but)
these things ebb and flow," he said.
"There will be more attention to the
field of business ethics and the applica-
tion and that will last a while."

GRANHOLM
Continued from Page 1
"If you're a family with a multi-mil-
lion dollar income, there are some
issues as to receiving that type of
award," he said.
But Posthumus spokesman Sage
Eastman said the scholarship should be
based only on test scores - to benefit
students who do not receive any other
comparable form of financial aid.
"The vast majority of those are
going to middle class families, and
that's a scholarship that ought to con-
tinue," he said. "In no way will Dick
Posthumus allow those dollars to be
touched."
While many groups oppose the bal-
lot proposal, under the umbrella of
People Protecting Kids and the Consti-
tution, PPKC spokesman David
Waymire said its opposition does not
extend to Granholm's plan because she
would not alter the state constitution.
"There's plenty of room for changes,"
Waymire said. "The point is that we
think it is critical that elected officials be
the ones to make those decisions."
The latest Michigan political heavy-
weight to join the anti-proposal group,
former Gov. William Milliken, said
he's not opposed to changes by the
next governor and state Legislature.

"Proposal 4's ideas to use the money
may have in itself some merit, but I
think (constitutional change) is funda-
mentally a flawed approach," Milliken,
a Republican, said.
By increasing funding for anti-
smoking programs, Granholm would
bring Michigan closer to Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention rec-
ommendations. In the 2002 fiscal year,
the state spent less than 12 percent of
what the CDC recommends it spend
annually on tobacco control.
"Granholm wants to look at some of
the programs that other states have
done and do a better job than Michigan
has as far as anti-smoking programs,"
De Witt said.
The investment would pay off in the
future when a decline in smoking cuts
health care costs, he said.
De Witt said due to uncertainty in
the budget, Granholm has not decided
how much money should be redirected
to tobacco control.
Posthumus believes college scholar-
ships are indirect means of smoking
prevention, Eastman said.
"The biggest correlation between
smoking and non-smoking is the level
of education that people have," he said.
"Going to college and getting a higher
education is one of the best anti-smok-
ing programs on the market."

Education.
Opportunity.
Meritocracy.
Susquehanna International Group (SIG) is a leading global
trading organization. We currently seek individuals to join
our trading and technology teams. We value candidates
who possess exceptional quantitative and analytical skills,
strong computer skills and an interest in financial markets.
We retain talented professionals by offering a competitive
compensation package with excellent benefits.
University of Michigan students are invited to visit with
Susquehanna on campus:
Information Session
Oct. 2, 2002, 6:30-8:00pm
Michigan Union, Parker Room
Job Fair 2002
Oct. 3, 2002
Michigan Union
On-campus Interviews
Nov. 15, 2002
Resumes welcome

ISRAEL
Continued from Page 1
Israel, there are many other non-Univer-
sity programs available to students who
so desire. Ben-Gurion University of the
Negev's Center for International Student
Programs offers a variety of trips that
cater to the social and academic
demands of students. Undergraduates
have the option of studying a summer,
semester or year in Israel at BGU where
they may learn the Hebrew language
and enroll in a variety of other courses
taught in English.
According to a survey by the Ministry of
Higher Education, Ben-Gurion Univer-
sity of the Negev is the No. 1 university

Some of the courses include study of the
Talmud, Jewish Philosophy, Hebrew,
Kabbalah and Jewish History. They also
offer fall, winter, and summer semester
programs for those seeking a shorter trip.
Their advanced Beit Midrash program
provides Advanced-level Talmud, Com-
mentaries and Jewish law.
LSA sophomore Lisa Layfer said
that students should not be any more
frightened about studying in Israel
because of current political events.
"I went to camp in Israel for four
years and there were bombs going off
all the time. They just happen to be
broadcasted more now because of
Sept. 11. I still think it's one of the
safest places to live and wouldn't avoid

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