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The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 28, 2002 - 3A

CRIME
Female student
taken to hospital
after frat party
A female student was transported to
the University Hospital Saturday morn-
ing after claiming she had been sexual-
ly assaulted at a fraternity party the
night before. According to Department
of Public Safety reports, the woman
said she had been drinking and thought
something was put into her drink.
Ann Arbor Police Sgt. Spring
Tremaine said the victim said she was
held down and assaulted by a six-foot
tall man of unidentified race with a
medium build.
Interfraternity Council President Joel
Winston said last night he had not heard
of any reports, but if the allegations are
true, they would be beyond his control.
"This is a very serious thing, and it
wouldn't involve IFC. It would involve
the police," Winston said.
Winston added the Social Responsi-
bility Committee of IFC has the right to
administer fraternity events at any time,
and if they feel students' safety is at risk,
they will put a chapter on probation.
Four arrested,
three ejected at
football game
According to DPS reports, four
arrests were made at Saturday's football
game, three of them for minor in posses-
sion of alcohol and one for disorderly
conduct. Nine alcohol citations were
given for drinking in the stadium. Two
people were ejected for smoking in the
stadium, and one person was ejected for
disorderly conduct.
" Window damaged
in Law Quad
A Caller reported early yesterday
that there was a broken window in the
Lawyer's club annex of the Law Quad,
DPS reports state.
Grafitti reported
in Lorch Hall
Graffiti was discovered to be covering
the auditorium walls of Lorch Hall
Thursday morning, according to DPS
reports.
Valuable plaque
and photo stolen
A wall plaque and antique class photo
of the Class of 1895 was reported dis-
covered missing from the Environmental
Engineering and Water Resouirces Build-
ing Thursday morning, DPS reports
state. The picture was valued at $1,500,
while the plaque was valued at $300.
Both were last seen on Sept. 5.
Two purse thefts
over weekend
A woman's purse was stolen Friday
afternoon in the Modern Languages
Building after the victim left her items
unattended, according to DPS reports.
A woman set her purse down on a
chair in an office of Couzens Resi-
dence Hall Thursday morning. When
she returned a minute later, the purse
was missing, DPS reports state.
Burnt cooking
sets off alarm
A fire alarm went off in Mosher Jor-
dan Residence Hall Thursday evening

after a resident burnt food in a
microwave, according to DPS reports.
Couch stolen from
South Quad lounge
A couch was reported stolen from the
west side lounge of South Quad Resi-
dence Hall Friday morning, according to
DPS reports. It was the second couch
taken from that lounge in the last week.
Resident passes
out while playing
A male resident of Mary Markley
Residence Hall hit his head and tem-
porarily lost consciousness early Satur-
day while playing in his room, DPS
reports state.
Confusion over
yellow light policy
leads to accident
A traffic accident happened on Divi-
sion Street Friday night when one car
failed to stop at a red light and hit
another car, according to DPS reports.
Computer stolen
from Kresge
A computer, bag and wallet were
left unattended in the Kresge Business
Administration Library Thursday

Engler announces new technology center

By Emily Kraack
Daily Staff Reporter
The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum played
host to Gov. John Engler's announcement of
the future location of the Michigan Informa-
tion Technology Center on Friday. Engler also
announced plans to create a technology Hall of
Fame in the MITC.
The MITC, a 100,000 square foot building
to be built on Oakbrook Drive in Ann Arbor,
will house the University Corporation for
Advanced Internet Development.
UCAID is a non-profit organization sup-
porting Internet2, a consortium of universities,
industries, and government aimed at creating
faster electronic networks. The MITC will also
house Merit, Michigan's largest Internet
provider.
Engler's reasons for the center's placement
in Ann Arbor included close proximity to the
improved Detroit Metropolitan Airport and the
presence of the University of Michigan, as
well as the technology resources already in
Ann Arbor.
One of Engler's goals for the center is
increased Internet connection speed. "We need

(faster) connections. We don't think dial-up is
going to be adequate," he said. He talked
about the need to increase usage of high-speed
Internet technologies, such as broadband, say-
ing this would drive down the cost and make
these technologies more accessible. "What we
are seeking is to ... give more families, more
schools, more public buildings high-speed
Internet solutions."
The second part of Engler's announcement
dealt with a technology hall of fame. "The
purpose of the hall of fame is to honor the pio-
neers of the past and inspire the pioneers of
the future," he said.
Engler stressed the importance of the MITC
for education, saying children are more adapt-
able and willing to try new technology than
their parents. As an example of the possible
impact of the MITC on education, he talked
about students using the center's video confer-
encing capabilities to hold real-time conversa-
tions with other students and scientists around
the world.
"Before too many years, we'll have kids
from Ann Arbor and across the state in rooms
like this talking to kids from all around the
world," said Doug Rothwell, president and

chief executive officer of the Michigan Eco-
nomic Development Corporation.
The Hands-On Museum will display
exhibits using technologies from the MITC,
said Jim Frenza, president and CEO of the
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Two exhibits
will be physically displayed at the museum
and following exhibits will be virtual. Frenza
described the next stage of technology
exhibits. "We'll be doing some virtual exhibits
that will be beamed all over the world," he
said. "Nobody else is doing anything like this.
Fun, eh?"
Susan Lackey, president and secretary of the
Washtenaw Development Council, which has
reviewed proposals for the MITC and helped
choose its site, called the immediate results of
the MITC "hard to predict," given the uncer-
tain nature of the economy and constantly
evolving technology. She did say the results of
innovations from the MITC would lead to
"people from all over the world working
together" both at the center and in virtual
space using technology from the center.
John Hieftje, mayor of Ann Arbor, spoke
about Michigan's role in launching the Inter-
net. "So many people may not realize that the

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Internet was born here," he said.
Hunt Williams, president of Merit Network,
Inc., called the MITC a "new chapter" in
Michigan's technology leadership, while Roth-
well called the MITC "another piece in the
puzzle of trying to make Michigan an Internet
leader in the country."
Engler and Doug Van Houweling, president
and CEO of UCAID, also mentioned the
importance of the University to the MITC.
"The University of Michigan is not only an
anchor of this community. ... Many of the best
at Internet2 are also staff at the University,"
Van Houweling said. He explained many of
Internet2's staff members were actually Uni-
versity staff members essentially on loan.
Engler said the center's proximity to the Uni-
versity would also help attract students who
would otherwise have gone to schools known
for their technology focus, like the Massachu-,
setts Institute of Technology.
Engler proposed the MITC as part of a tech-
nology initiative in his 2001 State of the State
speech. Van Houweling said Engler's speech
was critical to the success of the MITC. "Since
then we have been on a very deliberate path to
get to this day," Van Houweling said.
Fine Arts
scholars
converge for
anniver
By Elizabeth Anderson
Daily Staff Reporter

Albright speaks out
on Iraq, democracy

By Ted Borden
Daily Staff Reporter
Speaking before an auditorium filled
with hundreds of Business School alumni,
former Secretary of State Madeleine
Albright lectured Friday on the importance
of democracy and cautioned against rushing
into a war with Iraq.
"We are preparing for a second war
before the first one is done," said Albright,
a distinguished scholar at the Business
School's William Davidson Institute. She
noted that while the United States has
helped rebuild Afghanistan, "today there is
no question we are threatened by al-Qaida
and the followers of Osama bin Laden. We
haven't finished the job in Afghanistan."
Still, Albright said America must remain
mindful of the threats posed by Saddam
Hussein.
"Saddam Hussein is a menace and a seri-
al liar," she said.
Although Albright supports the war on
terror, she has reservations about President
Bush's resolutions against Iraq.
"I understand the why, but not the when
or what," she said.
In recent weeks, many government offi-
cials have denounced those questioning the
war, but Albright said, "It's our patriotic
duty to ask questions."
Looking back on her own days in the
Clinton White House dealing with Iraq,
Albright said the Clinton administration
attempted to address too many issues deal-
ing with the situation. But compared to the
Bush administration, she said, "We did have
a broader view about what American for-
eign policy is all about."
She also expounded upon the importance

of having support from international allies,
stating, "We need them."
After the failure of the Kyoto Treaty,
European nations "have a sense that they
don't matter and that we aren't interested
in partnerships," Albright said.
She also focused on the -importance of
democracy around the world.x
"Democracy is the strongest path to
progress," she said. "We must be serious
and consistent in supporting democratic
ideals ... we must stand for a return to true l
democracy."
"It is wrong to suggest democracy and
Islam are not compatible," Albright said,
pointing out that polls have shown Arabs
approve of United States freedoms, but not
its policies.
"We are not concerned enough about
what creates this anti-American feeling,"
she said. Americans need to "let them know w.
we support their aspiration for freedom."
Despite predictions by some that Arab
and Muslim groups would protest outside
Hale Auditorium, where Albright spoke, no
such action occurred. In the middle of the
lecture, a woman wearing a Business
School alumni tag stood up and held a sign
reading "no more murder no more war no
more tax $$$ to Israel." Event security was
investigating whether or not she was actual-
ly an alum.1
The event was part of the Business
School alumni reunion weekend and was
open to alumni only. Maureen Martin, a
1988 alum, said she came to the speech
because she was very impressed with
Albright's speech at the Business School
last year. BRANDON SEDLOFF/Daily
"She was incredible. She's very candid Madeleine Albright speaks at the Business School Friday
and thoughtful and smart," Martin said. about democracy and U.S. policies toward Iraq.

Over the weekend, the University and Shaman
Drum Bookshop toasted the English,Depart-
ment's Master of Fine Arts program in writing, as
the program celebrated its 20th anniversary. The
celebration also functioned as a class reunion for
all MFA writing graduates. Alums from all over
the United States gathered at the University to see
old classmates and faculty.
Shaman Drum Bookshop, where many pub-
lished alums have read their works over the years,
held a reception for the graduates, as well as cur-
rent and past faculty of the program.
"This is a great opportunity for MFAs to get
together and read each other's work," said Ray-
mond McDaniel, the publicity manager at
Shaman Drum. McDaniel also works as a lectur-
er in the University's English department and
graduated from the MFA program in 1995.
Displayed throughout Shaman Drum were
published novels and poetry collections of gradu-
ates of the program, including Kathryn Stern's
"Another Thing About the King" and Cammie
McGovern's "The Art of Seeing," as well as
works by current and former English faculty
members, including Charles Baxter, Peter Ho
Davies, and Eileen Pollack. The reception was
open to the public as well as program graduates.
After the reception, the MFA program held a
public reading by former members of the MFA
faculty in the Modern Languages Building.
Readers included 1996 National Book Award-
winning short story and novel writer Andrea Bar-
rett, and poets Jill Rosser and Al Young. English
Prof. Nicholas Delbanco introduced the readers
and emphasized their inportance and contribu-
tions to the MFA writing program, "to which
many of (them) have contributed so much."
"We are utterly delighted that they have come
back,"Delbanco said to the audience.
Most of the readers spoke enthusiastically
about their return to Ann Arbor.
"It's a great pleasure to be back," writer
Rosellen Brown said before reading her short
story "All This." Poet Timothy Liu dedicated his
reading "to writers in the program who like to get
soused at the Heidelberg."
Poet Al Young culminated the readings with a
dynamic reading of his poem, "Detroit, Moi."
Before reading, Young spoke of his experiences
at the University in the late 1950s, comparing the
scare of communism then to the current terrorism
threats.
Other events included several panels that were
open to the public on Friday and Saturday, which
featured MFA alumni panelists and were moder-
ated by English faculty.
The panelists discussed topics including
careers in nonfiction, writing in community set-
tings, and alternative professions for writers.
The reunion ended Saturday night with a
reception and dinner party for alums and faculty
in the Michigan Union Ballroom.

Merit, lies focus of attorney general debate

By Jordan Schrader
Daily Staff Reporter
EAST LANSING - The major-
party candidates for Michigan
attorney general questioned each
other's experience, honesty and
priorities in a debate Friday, tele-
vised by WKAR-TV's "Off the
Record."
Entering the
final stretch of
a race marked
by large differ-
ences of opin-
ion and close
polling num-
bers, the oppo-
nents faced off
over con-
t e nti o us Cox
issues.
The major policy matter most
dividing Livonia Republican
Mike Cox and
Democratic
state Sen.
Gary Peters of
Bloomfield "' A'
Township is
the extent of
resources the
attorney gen-
eral should
devote to con-
sumer protec- Peters
tion.
Peters, generally approving of
the direction the office has taken
under more than 40 years of
Democratic control, supports a
continued emphasis on con-
sumers. Cox wants to turn the
official's duties toward battling
violent crime.
' The attorney general should

He said he will nonetheless
"enforce the law on the books.
That's what, I've done for 13
years."
Peters lied when he said Cox
would end the office's consumer
protection duties, Cox said.
Citing a television ad that he
said misrepresented his views on
gay marriage, Peters also
accused Cox of lying.
Peters said while he supports
gay civil unions such as are legal
in Vermont, his votes in the Sen-
ate show he does not want legal
gay marriage as the ad indicated.
Cox returned again and again
throughout the debate to the topic
of qualifications, stressing his
legal experience as a prosecutor
and the head of the homicide divi-
sion in the Wayne County Prose-
cutor's Office.
His opponent "has never
appeared in court. He has never

written a brief," Cox said, as his
opponent rushed to dispute that
claim.
"He's made his profession as
two things, as a stockbroker and
as a career politician," Cox said.
Peters, who used his law degree
as a securities arbitrator before
his election to the Senate, said
legal experience is not the crux of
the job.
"The attorney general is the
lead person leading a major state
department and having an under-
standing of the whole range of
laws in which we deal with,"
Peters said.
He touted endorsements by
police organizations, newspapers
and environmental groups that he
said show he has what it takes to
run the office.
Ending insurance companies'
"redlining" practices that charge
different premiums for residents

in different areas has been an
important part of Peters' platform.
- But Cox said determining rates
using territorial divisions makes
sense because some regions in
Michigan are more dangerous
than others.
"People in Warren don't want
to be paying more because
there's higher crime areas some-
where else," he said.
The candidates did agree on
several issues.
While Cox in general opposes
the state making class-action law-
suits, he said former Attorney
General Frank Kelley's action
against tobacco companies that
resulted in a large settlement, was
probably appropriate. Peters also
said Kelley was correct to join the.
suit.
Neither candidate favors the
decriminalization of marijuana in
Michigan, they said.

TWELFTH ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SENATE'S
DAVIS, MARKERT, NICKERSON LECTURE ON
ACADEMIC AND INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM
FROM POWERLESSNESS TO POWER:
THE USES OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM
Thursday, October 31, 2002, 4:00 p.m.
Honigman Auditorium, 100 Hutchins Hall
University of Michigan Law School
|||°|| Catharine A., MacKinnon

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