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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 5

DINGELL
Continued from Page 1
ing that the Mystic Knights and the Ku Klux
Klan is joining with the other rascals to come
into Michigan to stir up racial discourse and
difficulty among our people," he said, refer-
ring to the group that endorsed the initiative.
Dingell emphasized the need to educate people
on why they shouldn't sign "racially-oriented"
petitions, adding that only when diversity had
been fully achieved through affirmative action
could it be eliminated.
Until then, he said, "The threat of affirmative
action repeal is ruining our campuses."
Dingell also acknowledged-the University's
budget crisis - about $37 million in funding
cuts over the past year - and said the problem
is heightened because the University's federal
funding of Pell Grants is maxed out.
But he said to effectively provide student loans
and accelerate the job hunt for graduates, it is
important for him to maintain a close relationship
with University officials.
"I will meet regularly with officers and leaders
to see what they want and their problems with the
government," he said. "We will try and be friends
and on a first-name basis with the officers of the
different colleges so that we can talk honestly and
frankly with them about their concerns," he said.
On a national level, Dingell said he wants to
repair the damage done by the Republicans in the
last four years. He has a long list of grievances
against the Bush administration, finding fault in

"There's always something I
want to do. There's always
something I want to stop
and concerns that I have."
- U.S. Rep. John Dingell(D- Dearborn)
almost every policy the Republicans have pursued.
The war in Iraq is at the top of his list.
"I oppose their failure to deal frankly with peo-
ple about Iraq where they were not forthcoming
on the cause of going in there," he said. "They
said there were ties to al-Qaida, which have not
been found, nor have the weapons of mass
destruction been found."
Among other things, Dingell is concerned
with the current leadership's fiscal policy. Like
most Democrats, he is against Bush's tax cuts,
90 percent of which went to the wealthiest 1
percent of Americans, he said. His campaign
also wants to end the No Child Left Behind Act
and stop the "shipping of American jobs
abroad," he said.
Dingell said his platform remains strong
because even after 50 years in the House, there
are things that need to be done.
"There's always something that comes up.
There's always something I want to do. There's
always something I want to stop and concerns
that I have," he said.

WIRELESS
Continued from Page 1
Hanlon said the initial goal to outfit
all LSA spaces will eventually be com-
pleted, but the exact timing depends
largely on budget constraints over the
next several years.
"Given the tight budget, we will only
be able to move forward with a portion
of this project over the next few fiscal
years," Hanlon said.
Palms said wireless service is
becoming as common as cell phone
service.
Dan Maletta, senior systems resident
programmer for the College of Engi-
neering, said the college has proposed
to add more access points.
"There are no firm numbers yet, but
the cuts will probably affect how much
we can deploy," Maletta said.
Edward Adams, Business School
chief technology officer and direc-
tor said that although wireless was
implemented throughout its facili-
ties in 2000, there are places in the
Business School were the coverage
does not reach. To increase cover-
age, they are planning to double
access points.
"The dean hasn't allocated any-
thing (to the wireless project) yet ...
but we can't back down on something

like this. It's too vital to what we do,"
he said.
Other large universities have
already made wireless Internet a top
objective. Wendy Woodward, direc-
tor of Technology Support Services
at Northwestern University, said in a
written statement, "As wireless
access expands worldwide, campus
access will be more of a focus.
(Students) expect to be able to con-
nect to the network throughout the day,
and this is most readily accomplished
wirelessly," Woodward said. "We are
definitely committed to expanding the
wireless network."
Northwestern has many wireless
access points on campus, including
some classrooms and most dining
halls.
Students on the University campus
expressed interest in a wireless
expansion similar to Northwestern
University's.
"I would like to see more in
classrooms before I graduate," LSA
sophomore Amy Schaldenbrand
said.
Jon Schwartz, an LSA senior, said
that he has wireless Internet in his
apartment and uses it frequently.
"I want to see more wireless
access in classrooms and at all the
tables in the Union," he added.

RIAA
Continued from Page 1
one copyrighted file is illegal.
"We want to be fair and reasonable. The intent here is
not to make money, nor is the intent to win a lawsuit,"
Lamy said.
"The goal is simply to send a message of deterrence,
that this activity is illegal, that it can have conse-
quences (and) that if digital music is what you want,
turn to the great legal alternatives that are available," he
added.
Students can take precautions to avoid participating
in illegal activity.
File-sharing programs like Kazaa have an option to
disable the uploading of files. But many students,
administration officials say, are not aware of this
option.
RIAA uses a simple technology called webcrawler to
scan IP addresses for copyrighted material, but if a stu-
dent is not sharing or uploading files, then RIAA can-
not view the material on a person's computer.
Sharing files online can be legal as long as the mate-
rial is not copyrighted, but most files are copyrighted.
Administration officials said they will strive to pro-
tect the rights of its students, but it must do what is
legal.
"We will of course comply with the law," Associate
Provost James Hilton said.
"Violation of copyright laws is a violation of our
own computing policies. The University works hard to
educate our campus community about intellectual prop-
erty issues. We emphasize the proper use policy and we
have had programs to discuss the issue," Hilton added.

Florida all over again

BASKETBALLt
Continued from Page 1
Burnett said.e
Burlin, a 24-year-old native of
Skovlunde, Denmark, has received
an offer from a club basketball pro-
gram in Spain. She said she is
strongly considering joining the
team for its playoff games after the
end of Michigan's winter semester.
"I don't want to play basketball
forever, but I want to end my basket- ,
ball time (actually) playing," Burlin
said.
"I feel like I can do that somewhere Burlin
else. I've thought about this a lot. I've
talked to my family and I've talked to the coach-t
es. And they all thought that this was a
good decision for me."
Burlin originally signed with Michi-
gan seeking the success that fellow Den-
mark native Anne Thorius - who
averaged 8.4 points per game her senior
year - found playing under Guevara.
During her freshman year under Gue-
vara, Burlin started 10 games and aver-
aged 14.1 minutes per game. She did not
regularly add to Michigan's offense,
averaging just 2.1 points per game. Andrews
But as a sophomore - after Burnett
took over as Michigan's coach - Burlin never
started and saw her court time nearly cut in half
to 7.2 minutes per game. Her number of total
points, rebounds, assists and steals all went
down.
Despite Burnett's decision to keep her off the
court, Burlin said that she has no hard feelings
toward the head coach or any other members of

the staff.
"Coach Burnett had her

reasons to play the

players she played ... but I can play somewhere
else and I can do better than just sit on the bench
and that's what I want to do," Burlin
said.
When asked whether she felt the new
coaching staff was a positive change for
the program, Burlin said that both the
current and former staffs had their own
unique strengths.
"They are two completely different
coaching staffs," Burlin said. "Coach
Burnett is an awesome coach and an
awesome person. She's done a lot of
good things for the program. I won't
say that I prefer her over (Guevara).
Coach G did good things for the program
also."
While Andrews declined to also
comment when contacted by The
Michigan Daily, she may be leaving
the team for similar reasons to Burlin.
Andrews also saw her average game
minutes drop this season - from 16.3
to 9.4 - as well as declines in other
statistical categories.
Neither Andrews nor Reams have
announced whether they will stay at
Michigan or transfer to other schools.

LEO
Continued from Page 1
Robinson- feels that students will
ultimately benefit from the action.
"I am more convinced all the time
that these kinds of reforms that
we're proposing are win-win situa-
tions," Robinson said. "It's win for
students, win for faculty and win for
administration."
Also approved by a unanimous
vote in Ann Arbor during yester-
day's meeting was the LEO strike
platform.
Some of LEO's proposals include
a just-cause termination provision
that mandates that the University
show reasonable motivation if any
lecturers are fired.
Other proposals include a seniori-
ty-based lay-off and recall system ,
increased salaries that are based on
years of teaching and summer bene-
fits for eligible non-tenure track
faculty.
If the strike is not effective in
speeding up bargaining, lecturers
may withhold grades until the
administration settles.

Supporters of Taiwan opposition presidential candidate Lien Chan sing patriotic
songs outside the Presidential Palace in Taipei, Taiwan, today as thousands
demand a recount of last week's presidential election.

Middle East Film Series
"ESKIYA-THE BANDIT"
Thursday, March 25 @ 7:30 pm,
Rackham Amphitheater; 915 E.Washington St.
open to the Public - Free Admission
An award-winning and visually stunning feature film from
Turkey directed by Yuvuz Turgul
(1997/121 minutes/Turkish with English subtitles).
After serving a 35-year prison sentence, Baran, a Kurdish
bandit, is released and returns to his village only to find it
submerged under the waters of a new dam. He heads to
Istanbul where he is told that his lover resides. The encounter
between the bandit's "old-fashioned" criminal ways, and those
of the violent urban underworld of contemporary Istanbul,
intertwined with the film's romantic and quasi-magical
threads, make for a riveting film. Officially selected to
represent Turkey at the American Academy Awards in 1997.
Additional information at htt,://www.umich.edu/-iinet/cmenas/
Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African
Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

The University of Michigan Mathematical Biology Research Group
And the Center for the Study of Complex Systems present
A Distinguished Lecture Series in Mathematical Biology
Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order
What caused hundreds of Japanese children to fall into seizures while watching an episode of the cartoon show
SPokemon? Why do women roommates sometimes find that their menstrual periods occur in sync? The tendency
to synchronize is one of the most mysterious and pervasive drives in all nature. Every night along the tidal rivers
x { of Malaysia, thousands of fireflies flash in silent, hypnotic unison; the moon spins in perfect resonance with its
orbit around the Earth; the intense coherence of a laser comes from trillions of atoms pulsing together. All these
...astonishing feats of synchrony occur spontaneously -almost as if the universe had an overwhelming desire for
8. . order. On the surface, these phenomena might seem unrelated. After all, the forces that synchronize fireflies
have nothing to do with a laser. But at a deeper level, they are all connected by the same mathematical theme:
self-organization, the spontaneous emergence of order out of chaos.
Steven Strogatz, professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University and author of Sync: The Emerging Science
of Spontaneous Order, will convey the excitement of this new field in a lecture aimed at a general audience. He has
been hailed as "a gifted and inspiring communicator" (New Scientist) and "a first-rate storyteller and an even better
teacher" (Nature). Popular Science called Sync "the most exciting new book of the spring...masterful... a gem."
March 24, 2004
East Hall
5:00 p.m. - Reception for Professor Strogatz in the Mathematics Atrium
6:00 p.m. - Lecture in room 1324 East Hall (Auditorium)
7:00 p.m. - Book signing by Professor Strogatz in the Auditorium lobby
For additional information, contact Patrick Nelson at pwn@umich.edu. 734-763-3408

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