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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 3

'U' housing candidate may
consider adding suites, beds

Exhibit showcases
M South Africa photos
Prof. Edward West of the School of
Art and Design will speak about his
series of photographs of South Africa
titled "Casting Shadows" today at noon
in the Osterman Common Room of the
Rackham Building.
Sponsored by the Institute for the
Humanities, the exhibit will be on dis-
play until mid-February. The images
examine the black community in post-
apartheid South Africa. West's work
has been on exhibit in various insti-
tutes, including the Smithsonian Insti-
tution, the University of Michigan
Museum of Art and the Corcoran
Gallery of American Art.
University
orchestras to
perform together
The University Symphony Orchestra
and University Philharmonic Orchestra
will perform today at 8 p.m. at Hill
Auditorium.
Prof. Kenneth Kiesler, who teaches
orchestral conducting, and Prof.
Jonathan Shames of the School of
Music will conduct the two orchestras.
The program will include "Symphony
No. 1" composed by Carl Nielsen and
"Stomp" by David Schiff.
Late Night offers
fun job exploration
Students who want to get started on
their job or internship search in a fun,
creative way can attend Late Night at
The Career Center today from 8 p.m.
to midnight on the third floor of the
Student Activities Building.
In addition to offering services such
as resume critiquing and exploring
career options, the event will feature
snacks, games, a movie and massages,
among other activities. The Career
Center will not hold walk-in advising
hours today but regular advising serv-
ices will resume tomorrow.
Panel examines
implications of
Medicare laws
A panel will discuss the policy
implications of the new prescription
drug benefit law passed in the
Medicare Prescription Drug Improve-
ment and Modernization Act of 2003
tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Michigan
room of the Michigan League.
Panelists include Prof. Matthew
Davis of the Medical School and
Public Health profs. Dean Smith and
Richard Lichenstein. The event is
sponsored by the Health Policy Stu-
dent Association and is co-sponsored
by the Darling-Omenn Fund for
Health Policy at the Gerald R. Ford
School of Public Policy.
Annual poetry
slam to focus on
environment
Student poets are invited to share
their thoughts on environmental justice
issues, concerns and progress at the
Annual Environmental Justice Poetry
Slam on Thursday from 8 p.m. to 10
p.m. at the U-Club in the Michigan
Union.
Sponsored by the Environmental
Justice Initiative of the SNRE, the
event will feature nationally recognized
poet Buddy Wakefield. He was the
2003 Seattle Poetry Grand Slam
Champion and was also selected to
represent Seattle at the 2004 Individual

World Poetry Slam Finals. Prizes rang-
ing from $100 to $300 will be awarded
at the end of the evening.
Vigil held for hate
crimes victims
The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexu-
al and Transgender Affairs, in conjunc-
tion with several other minority student
groups, will sponsor a hate crimes can-
dlelight vigil on Thursday at 8 p.m. on
the Diag.
Both students and administrators
will speak, followed by a reception
and a slideshow at 9 p.m. in the
Haven Hall first floor reception
area. The purpose of the vigil is to
raise awareness about hate crimes in
the past and present while also
building unity between different'
communities.
Lecturer speaks
on government
regulation issues
On Friday at 3 p.m. in the Koessler
Room of the Michigan League, Prof.
Mike Whitty of the University of
Detroit Schol of Ruinss will sneak

By Aison Go
Daily Staff Reporter
Carole Henry, the first of four possi-
ble candidates for new housing direc-
tor, pitched her "vision of how to take
housing forward" at a public interview
yesterday in the Michigan Union.
Presently, Henry is the executive
director for
housing and
food service at
the University
of Connecticut.
She has also
worked at West
Virginia Uni- HOU5K
versity and sECOND IN A'
Keene State
College, serving
as director of their housing and dining
programs.
At Connecticut, Henry runs an oper-
ation that houses more than 12,000
students. At the University of Michi-
gan, the residence halls house about
9,700 students.
Henry emphasized her goals to sta-
bilize the system and establish a long-
term plan."We need to stop with the
knee-jerk reaction and actually plan for
the future," she said.
Noting that much of the housing
system requires modernization, Henry

said that the average square foot of
University housing is 45 years old. To
update the system, Henry plans on
continuing the installation of keyless
card access entry locks and aesthetical-
ly restoring buildings.
Other problems Henry intends to
address if selected are the lack of hous-
ing options and the overall inadequate
amount of housing. To alleviate these
difficulties, Henry will look at possible
solutions such as establishing more
suites and family housing and adding
an estimated 5,000 more beds to the
housing system.
The University's inability to meet
housing demand could be attributed to
the insufficient funds used to maintain
and modernize the housing system,
Henry said. While schools should ideal-
ly spend $20 million a year, the Univer-
sity spends only $10 million, she added.
In response to the concerns Henry
referred to, Vice President for Student
Affairs E. Royster Harper has pointed
to several major projects that will
occur pertaining to on-campus housing
in upcoming years. These changes'
would be undertaken during the tenure
of the future director.
To vouch for her credibility, Henry
mentioned that she has presided over
$120 million worth of new construction
and renovation projects over a period of

10 years at Connecticut. "The amount
of construction and renovation I've han-
dled gives me a strong base of experi-
ence and expertise," she said.
A search advisory committee con-
vened by Harper in September nar-
rowed down the possible candidates to
the four people leading presentations
this week. The committee's recommen-
dations will eventually be given to
Harper, who will make the final deci-
sion on the dual position of director of
University Housing and assistant vice
president for student affairs.
Amy Keller, the Residence Halls
Association president and one of the
two students on the committee, com-
mended Henry on her qualifications.
"She definitely has a lot of experience
with capital empowerment, which was
very important to the committee," Keller
said. "She was a very strong candidate
and a pleasure to have on campus."
Henry also expressed her desire to
improve the condition of the Universi-
ty's residential life program. "There's a
will to make these changes," she said.
"Michigan is a great school, and to me,
(the housing system) should reflect the
academic reputation of the school."
Today, Frankie Minor from the Uni-
versity of Missouri will conduct his
public interview at 2 p.m. in the Michi-
gan Union's Wolverine Room.

Scream for ice cream

ELISE BERGMAN/Daily
Carole Henry, one of four candidates for director of University Housing, presents
her qualifications in the Pond Room of the Michigan Union yesterday. Henry Is the
University of Connecticut's executive director for housing and food service.
Student business
group wins e
Quiz Bowl title

By Slabhon Sturdivant
Daily Staff Reporter

BRETT MOUNTAIN/Daily
LSA sophomores Katie Frater and Naomi Chetcuti come in from the cold to eat ice cream at
Stucchi's on State Street yesterday.

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thinks her stress level will decrease
when the snow is gone. "The winter
adds stress because you're cooped up
and less likely to go outside. So either
you're studying or thinking about how
you should be studying," she said.
Students who recognized that they
have stress in their lives said they have a
variety of ways to cope with it. Anne
Byrne, a second year Nursing student,
said she balances her life to limit stress.
"I see different people in school, at my
job and where I live, so I don't get sick
of them and I look forward to coming
into work," she said.
LSA freshman Alyssa Torby said she
limits her stress level with constructive
outlets. "There are lots of fun things to
do to let off steam, like cultural events. I
like having a job, too. It balances my
time management. I like the interaction
with the community I get working at the

front desk of a residence hall," she said.
Ann Arbor's commute time was aver-
age compared to other cities studied.
"I give myself extra time to drive
around those parking structures looking
for a spot. And people are always fol-
lowing so closely you can't back out
either. That drives me crazy," said
Samantha Hillman, an employee at
Harry's Army Surplus, who commutes
about six days a week from Dearborn.
LSA freshman Jean Campbell said
she enjoys walking to class. "Driving
adds a whole other level of stress, espe-
cially in Michigan with the snow. (I like)
going outside and getting a breath of
fresh air,"she said.
Among other statistics in the study,
Ann Arbor had a fairly low divorce rate.
Crime was in the 10th percentile, suicide
was in the 43rd percentile - actually
high for a town it's size, Sterling said -
and mental health was in the 33rd per-
centile.

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The College Delta Epsilon Chi, a stu-
dent business organization on campus,
qualified for a chance to earn the
national Quiz Bowl title after winning
the state championship last weekend.
After the 37th Annual Career Develop-
ment Conference in Lansing, the team
now prepares to compete at the national
level in April.
College DECA is an international
organization made up mostly of busi-
ness students. The organization provides
those who are interested with skills and
knowledge in marketing, management
and entrepreneurship.
A variety of DECA chapters, includ-
ing those at Michigan State University,
Kettering University, Delta College,
Davenport University and Northwood
University, joined the Micigan chapter
at the Sheriton Hotel in Lansing.
"The competition is for any DECA
member who wishes to compete," said
DECA President Nina Webster. Forty-
four Michigan members entered the
competition in Lansing.
Although DECA has only competed
for three years, they have won more
than one-third of the awards handed out
at statewide and national competitions.
Along with their Quiz Bowl win,
Michigan students took first place in
eight out of the fourteen categories of
the marketing competition.
First place categories include
"Apparel and Accessories," "Travel
and Tourism," "Business Ethics,"
"Business-to-Business," "Human
Resource Management and Decision-
Making," Merchandising" and "Entre-

preneurship."
LSA freshman Andrew Landau com-
peted in the Quiz Bowl, and also took
first place in the "Financial Services"
and "Business-to-Business" portion of
the competition.
"We were given a general marketing
test for the first part of the Financial
Services competition," said Landau.
"We were then given a role-play sce-
nario. My role was to play a financial
company trying to sell a credit card."
The students were given a half-hour to
prepare for their roles before they pre-
sented their strategy to the judges.
The University competed against
eight other college teams for the Quiz
Bowl. They survived the single-elimina-
tion round, and went on to take the com-
petition for the second year in a row.
Michael Kozlowski, a DECA mem-
ber who won the Fall Leadership
Retreat Award last semester, said, "At
the conference, we learned about team-
work, leadership and communication
skills. The theme of the conference this
year was 'discovering potential."'
Non-competitive members can
still enjoy the perks of being in
DECA, which includes hearing busi-
ness speakers, and participating in
career development workshops. At
these workshops, DECA members
are able to improve their resumes
and receive tips on interviewing
techniques.
"College DECA is a great way to
meet new people and learn about differ-
ent aspects of the business world," said
Landau.
DECA will compete at the National
Career Development Conference on
April 14 in Nashville, Tenn.

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HEATING
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local utility company to inquire about
help if they have problems paying their
high bills, Palnau suggested.
These programs are very diverse, Pal-
nau said. The Winter Protection Plan
from DTE allows customers to pay a
standard rate year-round to prevent pay-
ing especially high rates during the win-
ter.
The Michigan Department of Trea-
sury offers a home heating credit, and is
only one of the agencies that can help
people pay bills. "We encourage people
to start (calling) even if they only think
they will have a problem, because peo-
ple tend to delay, and that only makes
the problem worse," Palnau added.
Michigan has also launched the "Be
Winter Wise" campaign to encourage
citizens to be prepared for the winter,
Palnau said.
"The whole purpose of the Be Winter
Wise campaign was to let people know
that the prices are up but there are ways
to cut back on costs and to get help with
paying their bills," Palnau said. Tips for
savine on winter heating costs can be

temperature should be," Hukill said.
"Some rooms are colder than others, so
some guys are always sneaking down-
stairs and playing with the temperature,"
Hukill said.LSA senior Leila Hekmati's
heat is not included in the rent. "When I
come home, sometimes my roommate's
got it up real high and I get pissed -
partly because it's hot and partly because
we have to pay for it," Hekmati said.
LSA sophomore Adrian Gross said he
shared a house with eleven other stu-
dents last year and each person paid
about $70 per month for heat.
Many students who are lucky enough
to have heat included in their monthly
payment said they agreed that they
would keep the thermostat at a lower
temperature if they had to pay for their
own heat separate from rent. "We keep it
higher than if we'd have to pay for it,"
said LSA junior John Glase.
Often when heat is included in rent,
students said that they could not
adjust their thermostats. "We're not
able to control our heat so it's actually
frigid cold," LSA junior Steve
Smolenski said. "I'd actually rather
pay to get some heat."
Many students living in residence

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