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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, December 2, 2003 - 3

CAMPUS

'U' admissions slows as
officers pore over essays

Michigan's Miss Basketball

Dingell to speak at
community forum
U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn)
will speak about government and corpo-
rate accountability, the energy bill, the
war in Iraq and other foreign and domes-
tic issues. The forum will be followed by
a question-and-answer session. Spon-
sored by the Ann Arbor Area Committee
for Peace and the College Democrats,
the event is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today
in the Pendleton Room of the Michigan
Union.
Archivist to lecture
on American
industrial architect
Albert Kahn is considered by many to
be America's most influential industrial
architect. Kahn designed the University's
Hill Auditorium, Burton Memorial
Tower and William Clements Library,
among other buildings. Sally Bund,
assistant archivist of architectural collec-
tions, will discuss Kahn's influence and
significance in a lecture titled "Albert
Kahn, Master of American Industrial
Architecture." The lecture begins at 3
p.m. today in Bentley Historical Library.
Yearbook will
host walk-in for
senior portraits
The Michiganensian yearbook will
take photographs in the Sophia Jones
Room of the Michigan Union from 10
a.m. to 8 p.m. today through Thursday
and on Saturday. Appointments are
unnecessary, and there is a $12 fee. This
is the final week to have senior portraits
published in the 2004 yearbook.
A cappella groups
to hold concerts
The GMen, an all-male a capella
ensemble, will be singing with
Amazin' Blue at 8 p.m. on Thursday in
the Michigan League Underground.
Gimble Coed A capella will also be
performing a concert titled "Gimble in
a Halfshell" tomorrow at 8 p.m. in
Lorch Auditorium.
New women's
studies faculty will
discuss research
Susan Siegfried, professor of histo-
ry of art and women's studies will
host a discussion on her research.
Other speakers include women's stud-
ies Prof. Naomi Andre, Amal Fadlalla,
professor of Afroamerican and
African studies and women's studies
and Deborah Keller-Cohen professor
of linguistics and women's studies.
The talk is sponsored by the women's
studies program and will be held from
noon to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in room
2239 of Lane Hall.
Prof will look at
native languages
in modern world
Anton Treur, a professor at Bemidiji
State University, will give his insights
on the significance of language to
native people in a modern world. Treur
is the author of "Living Our Language"
and is an authority on oral tradition and
the Ojibwe language. Sponsored by
Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, the lecture
begins at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the
Wolverine room of the Michigan Union.
School of Music

to host workshop
The Music School will hold a work-
shop that includes excerpts from operas
such as Mozart's The Impressario,
Stephen Paulus' The Postman Always
Rings Twice, Richard Strauss' Arabella
and the entire Act III from Jules
Massenet's Werther. The music is pre-
pared by Timothy Cheek and Joshua
Major. The event begins at 7 p.m. today
and Thursday in the School of Music's
McIntosh Theatre.
Supporters of John
Edwards to meet
at Zingerman's
Supporters of Democratic presi-
dential candidate John Edwards will
meet at Zingerman's Deli on 422
Detroit St. The "Edwards for Presi-
dent '04 Meet-Up" is sponsored by
Students for John Edwards and will
be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Med students will
speak about fight
against HIV/AIDS

ADMISSIONS
Continued from Page 1
ing Nov. 21.
"It was a lot quicker tha
thought," he said.
The admissions office curre

write several essays only to get
rejected later, she added.
"I don't know if the goal of the
University is to make it that diffi-
cult," McKelvey said. They "may be
restricting a little bit the kid who
wants to attend the University."

an I
ntly

has the advan-
tage of taking
longer with
applications
because less
people are
applying this
year. As of last
week, the
admis sions
office had
received 10,000
applications,

They "may be
restricting a little bit
the kid who wants to
attend the University:'
- Barbara McKelvey
Guidance counselor,
West Bloomfield High School

McKelvey also
saw more anxiety
than usual among
parents who
noticed their
children were
taking a little
Longer with the
application due
to the increased
writing load.
"This crowd
likes to be in the

slightly down from the 13,000 appli-
cations at this point in 2002. Bar-
bara McKelvey, head guidance
counselor at West Bloomfield High
School, which sends between 70 to
80 students each year to the Univer-
sity, said she did not notice a visible
drop in students applying this year.
She did say that she heard comments
from several students who the Uni-
versity might consider borderline
about the length of the application.
These students might not want to

first wave," she added.
But Spencer said he isn't con-
cerned because even if the University
receives a few thousand less applica-
tions than last year, he knows that
most of the applicants want to attend
the University because they put in
the extra effort.
"They weren't that serious about it
in the first place," Spencer said, in
response to students who would have
been more willing to fill out the old
application because it was less work.

AP PHOTO
St. Ignace La Salle High School guard Krista Clement talks with reporters in Detroit yesterday after she was named the state's
2003 Miss Basketball. The 5-foot-9 senior averaged 24 points per game on her way to eaming the 23rd annual award presented
to the top prep female basketball player in Michigan in all divislons.

TERRORISM
Continued from Page 1
"In 2000, two-thirds of the U.S.
money supply - about $8 billion --
has been taken out of the country,
supposedly for the terrorist economy.
Thus if the terrorist economy was
stopped, the value of U.S. money
would drop by two-thirds and the
U.S. would go into a recession,"
Napoleoni added.
Napoleoniheld that terrorism is a big
problem and an issue that college stu-
dents should educate themselves about.
"While World War I and II and the
Cold War were issues of my genera-

tion, students should learn more
about terrorism because it is one of
the main problems of their generation
and it is not going away anytime
soon," Napoleoni added.
The event was sponsored by the
University's chapter of the Founda-
tion for the Defense of Democracies.
"We are an undergraduate fellow-
ship and our mission is to spread the
ideology that terrorism is wrong. We
accomplish this by doing events, such
as this talk on the economic aspect of
terrorism," said LSA junior Deborah
Kim, a member of the University chap-
ter of the Foundation for the Defense
of Democracies.

DISABI LITI ES
Continued from Page 1
Israel.
After the car accident that left him
paralyzed in 1985, Heumann was told
he would not be able to father chil-
dren. He proved the doctors wrong in
November when his wife gave birth
to their first daughter.
"That I have been able to father a
daughter shows you how far science
has progressed," he said. He added
that at the time of his accident, spinal
cord research was in its infancy.
"When you had a spinal cord
injury then, the doctors said you
would be in a wheelchair for the rest
of your life," he said. "Biotech com-
panies didn't even pay attention to
spinal injuries. Now they're throwing
money at paralysis."
Hammond told the class how he
suffers indignities every day doing
tasks that able-bodied persons take for

granted. He described how his mother
helps him take a shower, use the bath-
room and position himself for bed.
Heumann told students how con-
stant, daily pain led him to contem-
plate suicide on several occasions.
After graduating from Syracuse, a
school he said went beyond the call
of duty in making special accommo-
dations, his outlook improved.
Heumann now raises money for
spinal injury research centers world-
wide in order to find a cure for paral-
ysis. He said he has also learned to
accept the reality of his disease and
the slow march towards a cure.
"The thought of walking again
consumed me after my injury. What
consumes me now is regaining sensa-
tion - walking is a secondary issue."
Heumann said he now longs for relief
from his chronic back pain, bowel
ailments and impotence.
"I do more in my wheelchair than
most people who can walk do," he

said. Heumann plays wheelchair ten-
nis, bikes and skis on water and snow.
"Everybody's definition of a cure
is different. My situation would be a
cure for Todd," said Heumann, who
as a paraplegic retains the use of his
arms. Hammond, a quadriplegic with
limited use of his arms, nodded in
agreement. Heumann said fatherhood
is a cure for him but that it is a chal-
lenge to keep up with his baby
daughter because of his limited
mobility.
Students taking the class were
required to complete four to eight
hours of community service, said
Zang, director of the University's
chapter of Think First. Students
found it eye-opening to contrast the
ease of their daily routines with a day
in the life of a disabled person, she
added.
Zang and Kominsky will try to
offer the class, which is open to all
students, for the Fall 2004 semester.

TRAFFIC
Continued from Page 1
this issue and we will continue our
accelerated efforts to ensure safety,"
Hieftje said.
While Hassan differentiated between
the responses of City Council and the
city administration staff, he said he
believes both are unconcerned about
the intersection.
"I honestly don't think City Council
sees a problem despite their pro-
nouncements," he said.
In meetings after the deaths of the
two students, Hassan said city adminis-
tration officials said the issue of a traf-
fic light at the Plymouth Road
intersection is different from other situ-
ations in that a traffic analysis was not
needed to assess the situation.
"When they speak and represent,
there should be consistency ... the city
staff should have been more forthcom-
ing," Hassan said.
He said yesterday was the first time
he heard about the manual traffic
counts. He added that the study tested
only the hours between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m., which do not include the peak
times of traffic near the center.
"We had about 600 to 700 people
turning into the Islamic Center for the
Taraweeh prayer in Ramadan during
the span between seven to eight
o'clock, and no counts were recorded

for this time," Hassan said.
Hassan and others are also dissatis-
fied with the new proposed study. In
the traffic analysis report, the area to
be studied in the new report is referred
to as "the Plymouth corridor" and it is
not clear which parts of the road will
be examined.
According to Hassan, the pro-
posed analysis would be inaccurate
because it would study the entire
stretch of Plymouth Road rather than
just the Beale and Plymouth inter-
section, which is the only area that
has elicited complaints from resi-
dents and students.
Other leaders from the Muslim com-
munity also spoke during the public
commentary section of the meeting in
response to the city administration's
decision.
Ghanim Aljuimaily was one of
four Muslim community leaders
who reviewed the videotape of the
accident with Police Chief Daniel
Oates.
"There is one number that should
loom larger than the traffic numbers
and that is the number three, for the
three people who lost their lives at the
intersection," she said.
In addition to the two students, a
patient from the University Geriatrics
Center was killed at the intersection in
April 2002 while crossing to get to the
bus stop.

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