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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 3

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Faculty Women's Club marks
anniversary of establishment


History Prof.
gives lecture on
Ming army elite
The University Center for Chinese
Studies will host Marist College histo-
ry Prof. Kenneth Swope in a lecture,
titled "When are people going to start
talking about Wu? Military elite in the
late Ming dynasty," today at noon as
part of the Brown Bag Lecture Series.
It will be held in Room 1636 of the
International Institute on South Univer-
sity Street.
Global response
to terrorism will
be subject of talk
University political science Prof.
David Singer will moderate a panel
discussion titled "A Global Response
to Terrorism: The U.N.'s Role," today
at 7:30 p.m. at the Women's City
Club located at 1830 Washtenaw Ave.
This free event is sponsored by the
Huron Valley Chapter of the United
Nations Association of the USA/Ann
Arbor Area League of Women Voters,
and will include entertainment,
refreshment and exhibit and sale of
UN shirts and books.
Bone drive will be
held at Union for
minority matches
There will be a minority bone mar-
row drive tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. at the Pond Room in the Michigan
Union. Sponsored by several campus
minority organizations, it addresses the
lack of some types of bone marrow for
people of color. Participants will be
expected to give a sample of blood and
will be entered in the bone marrow
donor registry.
Charles Baxter
gives last reading
University English Prof. Charles Bax-
ter will give his last local reading tomor-
row at 7 p.m. at the Border's Books on
612 E. Liberty St. Following his time in
Ann Arbor, Baxter will return to his
home state of Minnesota to write full-
time. He will read tomorrow a selection
of his works, including his recent collec-
tion of vignettes, titled "Feast of Love."
A signing will follow this free event.
School of Art and
Design hosts
installation artist
The University School of Art and
Design will host New York City
installation artist Heather Nicol,
who will give a talk Thursday at 5
p.m. in the Art and Architecture
Auditorium on 2000 Bonisteel St.
Nicol is known for using
diaphanous dresses, paper lanterns
and an evocative audio sound track
to create works that are both femi-
nist and nostalgic.
poetry instructor
will give reading
St. Mary's College poetry instructor
Brenda Hillman will give a poetry
reading Thursday at 5 p.m. in D1270
Davidson Hall at 701 Tappan St. Hill-
man has won the Pushcart Prize twice
for her poems that examine moments
from daily life.
Columnist comes
to Shaman Drum

Nationally syndicated columnist Dan
Savage will give a reading Thursday at 8
p.m. at Shaman Drum Bookshop on
South State Street. Savage has appeared
on both Politically Incorrect and This
American Life, and will read from
"Skipping Toward Gomorrah: The Seven
Deadly Sins an the Pursuit of Happiness
in America," his commentary on conser-
vative moral critics. A signing and
refreshments will follow this free event.
Novelist will read
from new works
Novelist T. Cooper will read from his
new novel, titled "Some of the Parts,"
Thursday at 8 p.m. at Shaman Drum
Bookshop. Cooper's novel is a about
four misfits, a divorced woman, her
grown daughter, her terminally ill broth-
er and her brother's bi-gendered best
friend, whose lives collide to form an
unlikely family. A signing and refresh-
ments will follow this free event.
Spoken word group
performs at League
Spoken word group Long Hairz Col-
lective, composed of three individuals

By Margaret Engoren
Daily Staff Reporter

At the dawn of the Faculty Women's Club's
ninth decade of socials and service, its mem-
bers meet in the Michigan League. Eighty-one
years ago, the club met in a small red brick
house situated where the Burton Memorial Bell
Tower now stands.
Nina Burton, wife of fourth University Presi-
dent Marion Burton, established the Faculty
Women's Club in 1921 as a social organization
for female faculty and wives of faculty mem-
bers. Today, the Club boasts more than 600
members and has grown from its inception as a
social club to also include service initiatives and
an endowment fund.
"The Club is essentially a social organization
through which women associated with the Uni-
versity can meet each other and form meaning-
ful relationships," Club President Kathe

Wunderlich said. "The Club offers interest sec-
tions - groups of people who meet to share
common interests, such a music, foreign lan-
guage, antiques or books."
The Club also holds events; including a
Fall reception, Winter Holiday party, Spring
picnic and regular lectures on current issues.
"We hold informal living room chats, intel-
lectual explorations with (University) scholars
on critical topics such as Islamic thought and
global warming," Wunderlich said. "We try to
provide an environment for both social inter-
action and friendships as well as scholarly
The Faculty Women's Club also serves the
University community by welcoming visiting
scholars and new faculty and by serving as
hosts at many University functions, such as the
annual Honors Convocation.
"We try to reach out to people.new to the
community," said Karen Epstein, club mem-

ber and former treasurer. "People come to
the University from all over so we try to get
them involved and introduce them to Ann
In 2000, the Club established an endowment
fund through the Center for, the Education of
Women to provide financial aid to deserving
female students. "The endowment fund pro-
vides critical need grants to students who would
otherwise be unable to fund their academic pur-
suits at the University," Wunderlich said. "So
far we have helped two students to continue
their studies."
Both the club and its endowment are
funded by contributions from club and
community members. "In my 10 years as a
member, I have noticed a gradual shift
toward community outreach and service,"
Epstein said. "The basis, of the club, how-
ever, remains social interactions between

Detroit-natives Chris Tierney and Mandy Dixon wait
for their chance to audition for the next season of
"American Idol."

Anthropologist celebrated,
receives MacArthur award

Haifa University Prof. Elliot Chodoff, a reserve officer in the Israeli Defense Force,
spoke last night in Angell Hall.
Haifa prof disculsses
worldwide te-rrori~s-m

By Alice Shukla
For the Daily
In 1996, when Rackham student
Michael Hathaway first met his adviser,
anthropologist Erik Mueggler, he
noticed that Mueggler's approach to
anthropology offered him a "seriously
different perspective.
"I remember his teaching style dur-
ing my first semester," Hathaway said.
"In his seminar, particularly, he was
strikingly comfortable with long pauses.
This led to the opportunity to hear other
Mueggler was recognized as a
MacArthur Fellow on Sept. 25 by the
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur
Foundation, which was no surprise to
members of the University's Anthropol-
ogy Department.
Colleagues from the University were
eager to offer their support for Mueg-
gler. "(This award) is a tribute not only
to Erik Mueggler, a wonderful, young
anthropologist, but he's the fifth person
in our department to get this award," said
anthropology chairman Conrad Kottak.
"We have found a colleague who has
stimulated us to think. He came in with

talent, as one of those genius guys,"
anthropology Prof. Katherine Verdery
said. "He would do well anywhere."
Verdery said she has known Mueggler
since his days at Johns Hopkins Univer-
sity, where he was a student in three of
her classes. Gillian Feeley-Harnik was
Mueggler's advisor at Johns Hopkins
University when doing coursework and
research. "He was a stellar student, very
intense and involved in his work and stu-
dent research," Feeley-Harnik said. Now,
Harnik and Mueggler work together and
advise the same students.
The atmosphere in the anthropology
department played a role in Mueggler's
recognition Harnik said. "There's a lot of
integration and opportunities to think
more broadly. There's also support and
appreciation for creative interaction."
Hathaway said, "The department

attracts a lot of very strong willed, moti-
vated intelligent people. (It's) good at
asking really hard questions, arguably in
all the various research projects."
Daniel Socolow, director of the
MacArthur Foundation, said Mueggler
was acknowledged through an anony-
mous nomination; where hundreds of
people are nominated. "The people pro-
posed are doing something extra, cre-
ative and have potential for the future.
They are always extraordinary," he said.
The MacArthur Foundation is one of
the largest private philanthropic founda-
tions. Mueggler was one of 24
MacArthur Fellows who will receive a
$500,000 grant, with no strings attached.
Previous MacArthur Fellows from the
anthropology department include Ruth
Behar, Sherry Ortner, Henry T Wright
and Richard Wrangham.

"We have found a colleague who has
stimulated us to think."
- Katherine Verdery
Anthropology professor

By Whitney Meredith
For the Daily
Haifa University Prof. Elliot Chodoff,
a reserve officer of Israeli Defense
Forces, spoke to audience members last
night about the problems confronted
when battling terrorism.
"We cannot defeat terrorism, (we) can
defeat terrorists," Chodoff said in refer-
ence to the U.S. war on terrorism. He
explained that the semantics of this
statement recall an international defini-
tion problem, and the United States has
no international precedent in which to
base its battle. "The idea of fighting ter-
rorists is more along the lines of the way
we're going to be living our lives,"
Chodoff said.
According to Chodoff, terrorism is
defined by the use of threatening vio-
lence aimed, "to overturn the political
status quo;' by a means that is, "always
destructive, never constructive." He said
terrorists also attack governments indi-
rectly, which increases their power.
International law does not define ter-
rorism, only specifies certain acts, mak-
drig test
plan put
on hold

ing it impossible to be outlawed or pun-
ished, Chadoff said. This was the basis
of the problem presented, which he said
is a worldwide problem.
"What is occurring in Israel is
not a Middle Eastern problem, but a
world problem," LSA senior Sivan
Oyserman said.
In fact, Chodoff explained that the
ideology of democracies is conducive to
terrorist attacks. As the principles of
democracy restrict the severity of the
reaction of a nation in comparison with
other types of governments, democra-
cies are vulnerable. He added that free
press escalates fear in the population. In
turn, pressure is placed on government
officials. Terrorism is successful when
this pressure transforms the structure of
the government.
Graduate student James Dickens sup-
ported Chodoff's definition of terrorism.
"I think it's important to say that we can
operationally define terrorism," he said.
Ari Jacobson, an Engineering junior,
agreed, saying "You can more clearly
analyze current events on an objective
level rather than an emotional response."

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Despite a
federal court ruling last week that
would allow Michigan to test welfare
recipients for drugs, budget problems
and legal hurdles could prevent the
program from getting off the ground.
"There's not going to be any drug
testing in the foreseeable future," attor-
ney Robert Sedler said yesterday.
Sedler is representing several welfare
recipients who sued the state over the
drug testing requirement.
Michigan began testing welfare
recipients for drugs on Oct. 1, 1999.
Five weeks later, U.S. District Court
Judge Victoria Roberts halted the
program, saying it likely violated
the Fourth Amendment's protection
against unreasonable search and
Last Friday, a three-judge panel from
the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
reversed Roberts' decision, saying the
drug-testing program is constitutional
and based on a legitimate need to pro-
tect the children of welfare recipients
and the public.

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