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to discuss tsars
Elisabeth Renne, senior
researcher and custodian of British
and Scandinavian paintings in the
art department of the State Her-
mitage Museum in St. Petersburg,
Russia, will discuss "The Angloma-
nia of the Russian Tsars" today at 4
p.m. in room 1636 of the School of
Social Work Building.
CEO to kick off
Business School
speaker series
Ralph Shrader, chairman and
chief executive officer of Booz
Allen Hamilton Inc., will give a lec-
ture entitled "No Excuses, No
Regrets: Reflections on Success
Across Generations."
Schrader, an electrical engineer,
led the U.S. National Communica-
tions System and Defense Informa-
tion Systems Agency, the U.N.
International Telecommunications
Union and was chairman of the
board of the 40,000 member Armed
Forces Communications and Elec-
tronics Association.
The lecture begins at 4:30 p.m.
today in the Business School's Hale
Symposium to
reflect on effects
of war in Iraq
In "The Destruction of Civiliza-
tion and the Obligations of War,"
panelists including University Pres-
ident Mary Sue Coleman, Amnesty
International USA Director William
Schulz and philosophy Prof.
Stephen Darwall among others, will
discuss questions raised in the after-
math of the war with Iraq this past
The speakers will talk about the
looting and destruction caused by
the war and will examine the obli-
gations of those who have made
wars in the past.
The symposium is from 2 to 5
p.m. tomorrow in the Pendleton
Room of the Union.
Pixar artists to
lecture about
films, animation
Jerome Ranft and Sophie
Vincelette have worked on recent
films including "A Bug's Life,"
"Toy Story 2," "Monsters, Inc." and
"Finding Nemo."
Vincelette joined Pixar Animation
Studios in 1997 and became a set
dresser for these films after study-
ing computer graphics and comput-
er animation. Ranft worked as a
sculptor in these films.
The free lecture begins at 5 p.m.
Thursday in the Michigan Theater.
Policymaker to
discuss U.N. role
in Congo
Namanga Ngongi, Towsley Foun-
dation policymaker in residence,
will discuss "The U.N.'s Role in
Conflict Management: Lessons
from the Democratic Republic of
In August 2001, Ngongi was
appointed special representative of
the U.N. secretary-general for the
Democratic Republic of Congo. The
lecture begins at 4 p.m. Thursday in
the Michigan Union's Kuenzel

Participate, listen
to music at Jazz
Jam on N. Campus
Bring an instrument and make
music or just listen to others mak-
ing music at Jazz Jam in Peirpont
Commons Atrium, on North Cam-
pus from 8 to 10:30 p.m. today.
Commissioner to
speak on mental
Dan Fisher, commissioner on the
Presidents New Freedom Commis-
sion on Mental Health will give a
lecture in "Sharpening Our Focus:
The Second Supported Education
Fisher also co-directs the National
Empowerment Center. The lecture is
from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday in the
Michigan League.

By Maria Sprow
Daily Staff Reporter
LSA sophomore Al
dents enrolled at the
white female with "c
from a middle-class fa
She is also a chemistr
a variety of studen
Law School student
acteristics with other
self-described lower-m
LSA sophomore D
Chicago who says she
have much in commo
too, might Muddillun
Democratic, patriotic
Detroit's East Side.
However they may
differences, the four h
students at the Unive
importance and signi
sentative of the divers
dent body.
One other thing - t
to be screened at 4 p.
East Liberty Street.
"Campus Diversity,
ham's Dialogues on D
exactly what students
sity to affirmative acti
It is the third documen
two focused on studen
ties and depression.
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more than 20 students,
leges, different backg
political standings. Th
announced yesterday
resentation of Jack
time in five years, sa
proponent should be
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in the case sided w
prosecutor's office a
motion without oral a
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board to encourages
reject the offer.
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maximum value will
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last week announced
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Oct. 31, declined to c
latest Taubman staten
Legislation that wo
state's takeover law
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the state Senate last
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Granholm, who has
decide on whether to
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ison Hardin is probably like many stu-
University - she is a self-described
nservative liberal" viewpoints coming
amily living in a small Michigan town.
y major and honors student involved in
t organizations, including Dance
Kevin Nowak also shares many char-
students - a white male, Nowak is a
niddle-class Catholic with conservative
)orian Daniels, a black female from
had a privileged upbringing, may also
n with many University students. So,
Muqaribu, who describes himself as a
, dirt-poor, black, gay Muslim from
describe themselves and with all their
ave several things in common. All are
rsity, all have strong feelings on the
ficance of diversity and all are repre-
e membership of the University's stu-
hey are all stars of a new documentary,
m. today in the Michigan Theater on
Student Voices," produced by Rack-
iversity office, focuses on finding out
here think about everything from diver-
on to stereotypes and self-segregation.
tary produced by the office - the first
ts with physical and emotional disabili-
which was filmed last year, featured
all of whom came from different col-
;rounds, different races and different
t students talked in earnest about what

the college transition was like for them, what they think
makes a diverse student body and the problems created by
having a diverse student body.
Problems that are addressed include the desire for students
to segregate themselves into groups, the lack of integration in
cafeterias and the ways in which they felt they were stereo-
typed upon entering the University.
Speaking on the consequences of affirmative action, grad-
uate student and doctorate candidate Lisa Jackson says on the
documentary's trailer that she's "sure that there are always
people who will think that perhaps, I'm not quite as compe-
tent as someone else, that I got in based on some sort of affir-
mative action program."
A male student voices over that, "especially here at the
University, you go in the class and you say that you are a con-
servative - you don't automatically make friends that way."
Another female student shares that the biggest academic
challenge she's had while at the University was "writing a
paper on what it means to be white"
Although the documentary offers a wide variety of
opinions, Dialogues on Diversity Program Coordinator
Ernesto Meija said the documentary's producers focused
more on getting students who wanted to speak on the sub-
ject that on getting a diverse group of students. The office
also wanted students whose voices hadn't been heard in
the past, he said.
"One of the main reasons (behind making the docu-
mentary) was to get the student's voices heard, because
we've definitely heard from the administration and all
the staff, but we haven't really gotten the chance to hear
the students' voices," Meija said. "They are definitely
not the students that you've been seeing throughout the
lawsuit cases, they are definitely a different group of
In total, the documentary cuts 40 hours of videotapes and
interviews to a 53-minute display of student opinions. But
that time can be lengthened for students attending the screen-
ing if they choose to participate in an online discussion, avail-
able after the event by logging on to the Dialogues on
Diversity website.

LSA freshman Nick Pike plays in an intermural tennis match on
Palmer Field yesterday.

to decide Kevorkian's motion without hearing

orney Geoffrey Fieger
he is renewing his rep-
Kevorkian for the first
aying the assisted suicide
released from prison and
d on arguing in court for
tomorrow, but the judge
ith the Oakland County
nd decided to rule on the
ar-old who suffers from a
oblems, was sentenced to
eing convicted in 1999 of
r in the death of Thomas
ed with Lou Gehrig's dis-
parole in 2007.
to reject
er offer BUI
eloper MA
nc. yesterday T"U
ing mall devel-
y Group Inc.'s
ts $1.7-billion
saying it con-
anapolis-based i

"Dr. Kevorkian has been more than pun-
ished. He has been pilloried," Fieger said in a
statement yesterday. "His continued incarcer-
ation is brutal, inhuman and cruel."
Fieger, who persuaded juries in the 1990s
to acquit Kevorkian of assisted suicide
charges, said he had asked the court for
Kevorkian to be present during a hearing.
The request had been scheduled to be heard
tomorrow in Pontiac by Oakland County Cir-
cuit Court Judge Rae Lee Chabot.
Instead, Chabot's office said yesterday
afternoon that she plans to issue a written rul-
ing on Kevorkian's motion at a later date.
Fieger, reached after Chabot's decision to forego
a hearing, said he didn't have immediate comment.
Anica Letica, an assistant prosecutor, said

her office didn't believe oral arguments were
needed. Prosecutors have asked Chabot to
deny Kevorkian's request for a new sentence.
"Treatment does not act as a get out of jail
free card," said Letica, paraphrasing part of her
office's written request to Chabot. "There is no
legal authority for the judge to resentence him
when the previous sentence was valid."
Letica, who works in the office's appellate
division, said Kevorkian's original sentence
was within sentencing guidelines. And she
noted that Kevorkian's health shouldn't be an
issue, since has been receiving care while in
Kevorkian represented himself in the Youk
trial and had attorney David Gorosh advise him.
Fieger has said he was not asked to defend

Kevorkian in the Youk case.
Gorosh, a former Fieger employee fired
over Kevorkian's defense in a misdemeanor
trial, began representing Kevorkian after the
charges were filed in November 1998.
Kevorkian is imprisoned at the Thumb Cor-
rectional Facility near Lapeer. A federal
judge recently denied a petition asking that
Kevorkian be released.
Youk, 52, of Waterford Township, was
shown on CBS' "60 Minutes" receiving a
lethal dose of potassium chloride from
Kevorkian, who argued during his trial that it
was a "mercy killing."
Kevorkian has said he assisted in at least
130 deaths. Michigan banned assisted suicide
in 1998.



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be realized by
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cash offer until
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and help Taub-
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sign the bill.
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