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The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 4, 2002 - 3

CAMPUS
Fellowship
program to give
presentation
The International Institute will give a
presentation on the CDS Bosch Fellow-
ship Program, which is offered to stu-
dents in graduate and professional
degree programs and University alum
with graduate and professional degrees,
especially those in business administra-
tion, economics, journalism/mass com-
munications, law, political science and
public affairs/public policy. The CDS
Bosch Fellowship Program is supported
by the German government and the US.
Congress. It will be held today at 1 p.m.
in Room 9 ofthe International Center.
Visiting dean leads
discussion on
Muslim women
The Center for Southeast Asian Stud-
ies will host the first of a series of three
talks by University and visiting scholars.
Today's event will feature Prince of
Songkla University Humanities Dean
Sontaya Anakasiri and is titled "Muslim
Women in Southern Thailand." It will be
held in room 1636 of the School of
Social Work Building at 1080 South
University Ave. at 2 p.m.
Professor gives
lecture on Roman
Augustan poetics
A lecture, titled "Mapping and Plot-
ting: Hellenization in Epic," will be the
second part of a series of lectures on the
poetics of the Roman Augustan age by
Alessandro Barchiesi, a literature and
culture professor at the University of
Verona Roman. The talk will be in 1401
Mason Hall at 4 p.m. today, and is spon-
sored by the University Classical Studies
Department.
'Table Talk' raises
multiethnic issues
The Multi Ethnic Student Affairs
Forum will be holding a discussion on
the film "Skin Deep" at their first "Table
Talk" today at 5 p.m. at the Michigan
Student Assembly Chambers in the
Michigan Union. "Table Talks" are a
series of discussions in which student
from multicultural communities come
together to discuss issues affecting them
and their communities. Dinner will be
provided.
Tolkien scholar
reads newly
revised 'Hobbit'
American Tolkien scholar Douglas
Anderson will talk about "The Annotated
Hobbit," his revised and expanded ver-
sion of the annotated edition of J. R.
Tolkien's "The Hobbit" at Shaman Drum
Bookshop on South State Street tomor-
row. A signing and refreshments will take
place at 8 p.m. following the talk.
Local poets to lead
'Poet's Walk'
There will be a "Poet's Walk" Sunday
at 11:30 a.m. led by local poets Keith
Taylor and University English Prof.
Richard Tillinghast at Nichols Arbore-
tum. The event will feature a stroll
through the Arb with the poets, who
will stop to read their own poetry and
poems by Jane Kenyon and Robert

Frost. It will be preceded by cider and
donuts. To join the walk, meet at the
Reader Center at 1610 Washington
Heights Dr.
Canterbury
house features
trombonist
Canterbury House, located at 1721
E. Huron St., will host an event Sun-
day titled Edgefest Afterglow, featur-
ing trombonist Jeb Bishop. Bishop
and his NHAM Quartet will play
improvisatory music with Michael
Zerang, John Edwards and Tony
Bevan starting at 8:30 p.m.
New writer to give
reading at Borders
Daniel Mason will read from his
debut novel, titled The Piano Turner,
at Borders on East Liberty Street on
Monday at 7 p.m. The book presents a
fictional portrait of piano tuner Edgar
Drake. A signing will follow the free
event.
Two fiction
writers come to
Shaman Drum
Shaman Drum Bookshop on South
State Street will host award winning

Domestic Corps assists
disadvantaged businesses

By Undsey Paterson
For the Daily
"We're taking business school methodologies and making
them available to these organizations who otherwise could not
afford this type of consultation," said Christopher Reynolds,
managing director of the Domestic Corps program run by the
Business School.
Domestic Corps brings resources to economically chal-
lenged communities with the goal of promoting community
and economic development, Reynolds added.
Business student Andy Joseph said interning at the Human
Resources Office at Dine' College on the Navajo reservation in
Tsaile, Ariz. was one of the most unique experiences in his life.
It's just as different as "if people were herding sheep across the
Diag," he added.
Joseph was one of the 20 interns honored with a dinner yes-
terday who participated in last year's Domestic Corps pro-
gram. Donors who made the program possible were also
thanked.
Keynote speaker. Joe Dulin, principal of the Roberto
Clemente Student Development Center, said "If you're going
for glory, seek it in another place. You're going in there not to
change their way of life, but to enhance the quality of life of
those who you serve. All of you have something to give. Now
where do you want to start?"

Business student Suzanne Smith said working as an intern at
the Mexicantown Community Development Center in southwest
Detroit was a struggle in the beginning, but became a positive
experience.
"In the first weeks on the job, there was this wall in between
me and the business owners who I had to interview. I was this
foreign person. It was just hard to communicate. But after a
while, they were very receptive," Smith said.
"We had a lot to celebrate this year. They have been trying to
receive funding to build a welcome center for 20 years and
finally they got it. They taught me how to celebrate their way,"
Smith added.
The funding that Mexicantown will receive from the state of
Michigan is being finalized, with the Welcome Center and also
a mercado, a Mexican market, as the final projects. Smith said
she hopes to see the mercado open in 2003.
Domestic Corps founder Marian Krzyzowski saw the success
of a similar program in Poland and Russia in the early 90s and
suggested beginning Domestic Corps in the United States. In
1992, a pilot program started with Focus: HOPE and consisted
of two MBA students. Since then, Reynolds said the program
has grown immensely and has sent a total of 170 interns across
America in its 10-year existence.
"We're looking for students who see, speak and hear from the
heart," Krzyzowski said.
Bill Wenzell, quality systems manager at Focus: HOPE, said

JOHN PRATT/Daily
Joe Dulin speaks in front of the UM Business School's Domestic
Corps at Cottage Inn on East William Street yesterday evening.

Long jump

DARR
Continued from Page 1
consultant, says that growth in the use of technology will
not only empower more Americans but will allow more peo-
ple to get involved in politics.
"There's a vast group of people in the middle," he said
with enthusiasm.
"They're non-voters. They feel disenfranchised. They
need to be listened to."
For that reason, Darr supports having the state get
involved in the expansion of broadband Internet access. The
state currently gives grants and bonds to unconnected locali-
ties to help them acquire broadband accessibility.
"We need to give people access to other people with
ideas," he said.
Darr is running for the seat being vacated by term-
limited Democratic Sen. Alma Wheeler Smith. The 18th
District encompasses most of northern Washtenaw
County as well as the cities and townships of Ann Arbor

has been satisfied with the role Business School students
e played since the program began. Focus: HOPE is based in
roit and aims to unite all cultures within the community to
Id racial harmony.
,ast summer, University alum and former Business student
n Goldman assisted with Focus: HOPE's new initiative -
oming ISO certified - and helped develop an internal mar-
ng program.
The work that she has done will stay with us long after,"
nzell said. "We always look forward to U of M interns,
ause we know that they are high quality, spectacular people
vork with."
>onors such as Union Pacific Corp., Whirlpool, JP Morgan
se, Ford Motor Company, EDS and Americorps National
vice all contribute to Domestic Corps.
and Ypsilanti.
His Democratic opponent is former state Rep. Liz Brater
of Ann Arbor.
During an interview with The Michigan Daily, Darr
said he is committed to changing the ways decisions are
made in the state and said many of the current leaders -
Democrats and Republicans - unfortunately are commit-
ted to the status quo.
"The elected officials are saying, 'We don't want it to
change' because their whole life is dependent on things
staying the same," he said. "If I see Republicans doing
something I think is fishy I'm going to do something
about it."
He said he is aware of rising tuition and less state fund-
ing coming to the University. One solution he proposes is
to separate research funding from funding for teaching,
as opposed to lump sum payments the University receives
from the state."Maybe if we do something with how
they're accounted for maybe teaching won't cost so
much," he said.

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Why is the University of Michigan trying to prevent its Grutter
affirmative action case from going to the Supreme Court? This "clever
tactic" could backfire and result in weaker cases from other judicial
circuits going to the Court instead, and the overturning of affirmative
action. Lee Bollinger hoped the Supreme Court would hear
Grutter. (5/15/02, Detroit News) The University, if it really
treasures diversity, owes the community a detailed public
explanation about why it is dropping from the fight.
David Boyle
Alumnus Law '02

Engineering junior Frank Fetters participates in the long jump at
the Intramural track and field competition yesterday.

SAFE not guilty
of 'spoofed' e-ma
probe continues

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By Jeremy Berkowitz
Daily Staff Reporter
Interim University Provost Paul
Courant announced yesterday in an e-
mail to the University community that
no students or student organization
was responsible for a "spoofed" e-
mail sent last week to more than 100
faculty members and numerous stu-
dent groups.
"By examining detailed computer
records, the investigators have been
able to determine that the message was
not sent from any U-M e-mail
accounts, including those of the stu-
dent and (the) student organization
named in the message,"Courant said.
Investigators found that the e-mail,
allegedly sent from the Students
Allied for Freedom and Equality
account by unidentified computer
hackers, was not signed by SAFE co-
founder and LSA senior Fadi Kiblawi.
The e-mail invited University faculty
and students to the upcoming Second
National Student Conference on the
Palestine Solidarity Movement, spon-
sored by SAFE.
SAFE held several rallies in the
past week in regard to the spoofed
e-mail.
They were also upset about a
response from University President
Mary Sue Coleman, condemning
the e-mail's language and stating
her opposition to divestment of
University funds from Israel - a
major issue for the Palestine Soli-
darity Movement.
"Rather than seriously address the
offensive e-mail and reassure the cam-
pus thatit did not originate from
SAFE, she irresponsibly seized upon
this opportunity to advance her own
personal and political agenda," SAFE
spokesman Eric Reichenberger, a

spoofers and spammers are very hard
to trace," Courant said. "As far as I
know, we're at a dead end."
Courant also said he apologizes to
members of the University community
who felt they were being falsely
accused of a crime.
"I'd like to be clear that at no time
did I or anybody else ever intimate that
anybody was ever responsible for this,"
he said.
"I'm certainly very sorry if our
being careful to stick to what we
knew caused any unpleasantness for
anybody."
Kiblawi could not be reached for
comment yesterday.
LSA senior Adi Neuman said
whether SAFE is responsible for the e-
mail is not as important as their mis-
sion on campus.
"I would say more important than
who sent out what e-mail is the fact
that SAFE is bringing terrorist sup-
porters to campus," Neuman said.
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