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The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 24, 2003 - 3A

CAMPUS
Fair offers students
help with finding
housing options
The Housing Fair 2003 will help
students search for on- and off-cam-
pus housing options and will allow
students to meet local landlords and
property owners and learn about the
housing process. Refreshments will
be served. The fair is from 1 to 5:30
p.m. on Monday in the Michigan
Union Ballroom.
Symphony band,
faculty to perform
The Symphony Band will be accom-
panied by University faculty musicians
Ellen Rowe, Louis Nagel and Daniel
Washington as they explore George
Gershwin's work and his influence on
American composers. The event, spon-
sored by the Music School, will begin
at 8 p.m. today in the Michigan The-
ater. Tickets range from $5 to $15.
Heinz Kerry speaks
on activism, students
invited to attend rally
Teresa Heinz Kerry will speak about
her activism pertaining to environmen-
tal issues and women's rights. Kerry,
wife of Democratic presidential candi-
date John Kerry, will begin speaking
Sunday at 3 p.m in the Kuenzel room
of the Michigan Union. At 4:30 p.m.,
students can board free buses and
attend a rally at Comerica Park with
John Kerry. Students can watch the
debate at Hockeytown Cafe at 7 p.m.
and board buses at 10:30 p.m. to return
to Ann Arbor. The event is sponsored
by Students for Kerry and the College
Democrats.
Business School
students to help
food banks
The MBA Food Fight, a national
food drive, kicks off at noon as stu-
dents from business schools across the
country collect food and money for
local food banks. The drive lasts for
two weeks and includes a Ben &
Jerry's Ice Cream sale, a Zingerman's
breakfast and a Halloween canned
food trick or treat. Last year, the Uni-
versity collected nearly 46,000 pounds
of food, losing to Michigan State Uni-
versity, which collected over 162,000
pounds. Dropoffs can be made at bins
in the Business School student lounge,
Law School and Dana Building, The
food drive is sponsored by the Global
Citizenship Club.
University prof to
discuss particles
Stephen Miller will discuss how some
elementary particles are able to travel
through the earth and through us with-
out a trace. He will explain how these
particles were discovered and how this
discovery may help learn about dark
matter, invisible particles that make up
matter in the universe. The lecture,
"Finding the Invisible," is part of the
Saturday Morning Physics Lecture
;series. It is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
tomorrow in room 170 of the Dennison
Building.
Tailgate event

protests Iraq war
Students will be protesting war with
Iraq in the Tailgate for Peace event.
There will be free food, art, live music
and T-shirts. Sponsored by Anti-War
Action!, the event is from noon to 4 p.m.
tomorrow at Elbel Field.
'U' alumni to speak
on math careers
University alumni from business,
education and financial sectors will be
speaking at the Math Career Confer-
ence. Graduate school information and
application materials will also be pro-
vided. The event is from 1 to 4 p.m.
today in the South Atrium in East Hall.
Lecture to
discuss religion
in Roman world
Paula Fredriksen, a professor at the
Boston University School of Theology,
will speak about Judaism and Christiani-
ty in the lecture titled, "Jesus of
Nazareth, the Temple Tantrum, and the
Dog that Did Not Bank: Current Recon-
structions of the Death of Jesus." The
lecture, sponsored by the Frankel Center
for Judaic Studies, begins at 7 p.m. Sun-
day in the Mendelssohn Theater of the
Michigan League.
MiairI rtama tn

Heinzz Kery advocates for health

care

Women's Health and the Environ-
ment, helped found initiatives to
monitor freshwater pollution levels
and encouraged the inspection of
potentially hazard chemicals in con-
sumer products.
"Most people in the world can't
afford to get sick, and I don't mean
just in terms of care, but because
medications or time doesn't permit
it," Heinz Kerry said.
"There are 75,000 chemi- "
cals in our country, 4,000 of
which have been tested thor-afl
oughly. Of course we do very C
strict (tests) on medications
and pesticides, but not that be
much." do
Although her concern for
public welfare dates back to
her childhood in east Africa,
Heinz Kerry said her activism
began during her first mar-
riage to late U.S. Sen. John Heinz
(R-Penn.), whose family directed
the Heinz Family Philanthropies -
a group of prodigious charity foun-
dations, which she now chairs.
Bestowed with a wealth of oppor-
tunity, Heinz Kerry has applied her
resources and ambition to every-
thing from maintaining the Shady
Lane School - a leading child
development institution in Mary-
land - to helming the Green Build-
ing Alliance in her hometown of
Pittsburgh, .Penn., one of the most
eco-friendly cities in the nation, she

said. She has also helped forge Har-
vard's "Green Program" in environ-
mental studies and has been named
a fellow of the American Academy
of Arts and Sciences.
"When my husband died (in
1991), I had to assume the roles of
the leadership," Heinz Kerry said.
"Then, I really began to connect a
lot of the dots."
lost people in the world ca
ord to get sick, and I don't
ean just in terms of care, hi
cause medications or time
esn't permit ie'
- Teresa Heinz]
Wife of John]
Her aspirations, she said, encom-
passed a career in activism and a role as
mother to her three sons from her previ-
ous marriage - but not a seat on Capi-
tol Hill.
"I very much want to continue
doing what I'm doing," she said,
adding that a career in politics would
have just cluttered her schedule.
"I don't think anyone should be
superhuman,she said.
Reflecting on the foreign and
environmental policy of the Bush
administration, Heinz Kerry said
the president lacks the diplomatic

flair of the former President Bush
and has been remiss of the nation's
environment.
"Anyone who works in foreign
policy knows it's like a marriage,"
she said. "I know President Bush
Sr. and he's a good guy. ... He was
a good diplomat because he really
had a lot of dignity and treated peo-
ple with a lot of dignity. I don't
think we've seen a lot of that
jnt recently (from the current
President Bush)."
Citing America's declining
t image abroad, Heinz Kerry
said, "We have to be part of the
world's population, and partic-
ularly because we have so
much and because we're well
off, we have to be sensitive to
Kerry people who don't have so
Kerry much, but not to be arrogant."
If conferred with the honor
of First Lady, Heinz Kerry said she
will not abandon her philanthropic
endeavors.
Rather, she said will channel
more of her energies toward helping
children.
"I'd like to make sure every child
in America has a ... school pro-
gram," she said.
Heinz Kerry added that she would
like to have every second grader to
have a solid foundation in reading
and mathematics.
"It can be done. We're doing it in
Pittsburgh."

SPH
Continued from Page1A
Wisdom -who is also a School of
Public Health graduate - helped
break ground.
"The investment in this new pub-
lic health building represents an
important step in the right direc-
tion," she said.
Epidemiology students Rebecca
Danhof and Chasity Wellnitz, co-
chairs of the Public Health Students
Association, also took part in the
event.
"I think it will be good to inte-
grate the departments together,"
Danhof said.

Both said students have had little
inputregarding the renovation
design.
"I did sit in on a couple commit-
tee meetings last year, discussing
the plans," Wellnitz said.
But Environmental Health Prof.
Martin Philbert said the planning
committee and architects got input
from all the faculty, unlike planning
processes outside the University in
which he has been involved.
"For the first time we'll have a
building that reflects the interactive-
and interdisciplinary nature of pubes
lic health - it won't just permit
them, but promote them," he said.

CAREER FAIR
Continued from Page 1A
in search of full-time international
positions in political science, but
said she found more information
directed at internship and volunteer
work.
"It is helpful in a few ways, so I
can fall back on an internship if I
don't get a job," she said. Jimenez
added that she would recommend
the fair to anyone looking for an
international experience.
"It opens your eyes to what's out
there," she said.
Business School senior Roman
Ginzburg said the fair was helpful
because it provided him with infor-
mation on different organizations.
Ginzburg came to the fair to learn
more about international career

opportunities, specifically focusing
on careers in sustainable economic,
development, and said he was look.
ing for potential programs in East-
ern Europe.
"I learned more about the Peace
Corps, not only on the grass roots
level, but that they have opportuni-
ties other than teaching, and that'd
definitely a plus," he said.
Ginzburg said the fair was a valu=
able resource that allowed many
students to hone in on opportunities
based on their individual interests.
"If they're interested in interna-
tional opportunities, this.is a great.
place to learn about it," Ginzburg
said.
"But people coming to it need to
know what their interests are. It
helps to have some focus on what
you want to do," he added.

RES HALLS
Continued from Page IA
"All of the lounges are created by
student of color groups and are
named after influential people of
color," Perry said. She said that
these lounges were a safe haven for
multicultural groups.
She added that access to dorms is
essential to those campaigning for
elections to MSA.
In an informal vote, members of
RHA expressed the wish to leave the

policy as it is, although they agreed to
wait and see if anything results from a
recently formed task group that will
discuss the issue further.
The task force is comprised of
representatives from MSA, RHA,
housing directors and security staff.
MSA will need the consent of RHA
in order for the University's Housing
Board to consider making changes to the
current access policies, Keller said.

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