The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 3A
The University's chapter of Amnesty
International will sponsor a speech by
Nebahat Akkoc at 7:30 p.m. on Friday
in the Henderson Room of the Michi-
Akkoc is the winner of Amnesty
International USA's 2004 Ginetta
Sagan Award. This award is given each
year to a woman or women who work
on behalf of the human rights of
women or children.
Akkoc is the founder of a women's
center in Diyarbakir, Turkey, called
KA-MER. In her lecture, Akkoc will
discuss her work at KA-MER and will
recommend actions that Amnesty
could take to help women.
* Artwork expresses
The Ambatana Lounge in South
Quad Residence Hall will be exhibiting
visual and written art from 11 a.m. to
11 p.m. each day this week.
The exhibit is titled "Humanizing
Psychological Disorders through Word
and Image." The exhibit aims to give a
voice to the misunderstanding of psy-
chological disorders and to raise
awareness in the community.
Artwork can be submitted until Sat-
urday, and artists can submit by e-mail-
ing firstname.lastname@example.org, and all
e-mails will be kept confidential.
Names will not be displayed with the
artwork unless specifically requested.
During the week of the display, pri-
vate workspace and supplies will be
available for students to create their
own artwork to display.
The Graduate and Undergraduate
Hopwood Award Ceremony will be held
today at 3:30 p.m. in Rackham Audito-
rium. Winners of the winter term writ-
ing contests will be announced and
honored at the ceremony.
Novelist Mary Gordon will also give
a lecture on Flannery O'Connor at the
ceremony. O'Connor was an acclaimed
American writer who wrote about the
collapse of the South. Gordon is the
author of "Seeing Through Places,"
"Final Payments," "Men and Angels"
and "The Shadow Man."
A reception will immediately follow
the ceremony in the Rackham Assem-
bly Hall. Gordon will also attend an
informal coffee hour tomorrow from
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hopwood
Room in Angell Hall.
Job fair aims to
The Career Center will hold the
Education Job Fair today from 9:30
* a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Michigan Union.
First- and second-year students have
the opportunity to explore career
options in education and start network-
ing for their future career. Juniors, sen-
iors and graduate students can
interview with school districts for full-
time positions while also getting a
recruiter's perspective on the student
teaching experience. Every year, about
90 to 100 school districts and more
than 400 students participate in the fair.
Figures such as University President
Mary Sue Coleman, football coach
Lloyd Carr, author Zibby O'Neal, nov-
elist Charles Baxter and English Prof.
* Thylias Moss will speak about the
books that changed their lives Saturday
at 10 a.m. in Auditorium 3 of the Mod-
ern Languages Building. Other speakers
will include Josie Barnes Parker, direc-
tor of the Ann Arbor District Library
and Joan Knoertzer, a former president
of the Detroit Book Club. The Institute
for the Humanities is sponsoring this
event in coordination with the Ann
Arbor Book Festival, which will be held
Thursday through Sunday.
Prof to lead
The Emerging Markets Club, the
Students Governing Association and
the Indian Sub-continent Business
- Association are sponsoring "India on
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JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel will
increase investment in some West
Bank settlements even as it pulls out
of the Gaza Strip, Finance Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday,
giving a boost to the "disengagement"
plan ahead of a crucial vote by mem-
bers of the ruling party.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
has proposed removing all settlements
in Gaza, as well as four in the West
Bank, and rapidly completing a sepa-
ration barrier Israel is building in the
West Bank. The 200,000 members of
Sharon's Likud party will vote on the
plan May 2.
Sharon meanwhile picked up sup-
port from Foreign Minister Silvan
Shalom for the Gaza withdrawal.
By Ekjyot K. Saini
For the Daily
For LSA junior Kelly Holcomb-
Densmor, the dining halls on campus
just don't satisfy her eating habits
because she's never around during din-
To serve students such as Holcomb-
Densmor, the Off-Campus Meal Plan,
an alternative to the traditional univer-
sity meal plans, has sprung up on col-
lege campuses across the nation. The
Off-Campus Dining Network, not affil-
iated with any university, is sponsoring
a renewable debit card that students can
use at participating restaurants in Ann
Arbor in the fall term.
The Off-Campus Meal Plan allows
students and parents to add a cus-
tomized amount to the card or select
one of their preset spending options.
There is a one-time $25 enrollment fee
for joining the program, but a current
promotion will waive the fee if stu-
dents sign up before May 7.
Currently, 11 restaurants have joined
the program, including Cottage Inn
Pizza, Our Town Coffee House, Raja
Rani, Papa John's Pizza and Quiznos
Classic Subs have agreed to participate.
Thomas Deloge, director of opera-
tions for the network, said the program
gives students a "dollar-to-dollar
value" at restaurants. He mentioned
that at some schools the same sand-
wich from the same shop costs more
on campus than off campus.
""It gives students a better value
(than traditional meal plans) because
the money transfers over from semes-
ter to semester and year to year," Del-
The program currently has 5,000
cardholders across the country and is in
place for Michigan State University.
The plan hopes to have about 30 partic-
ipating eateries and other Ann Arbor
area merchants join the program before
the fall term.
"We (would) have a featured restau-
rant of the week. Cardholders (would)
get a discount at these restaurants,"
Deloge said. He also said that at other
campuses, local merchants give stu-
dents discounts when presenting the
card at the time of purchase.
Chad Maki, manager of Papa John's
said he expects to see an increase in
student business with the restaurant's
involvement in the program, "especial-
ly on Sundays when the dining halls
don't have dinner."
Deloge said research indicates that
University students wanted to see an
expansion of Entr6e Plus - the Uni-
versity's own debit card system - to
locations off campus.
Housing spokesman Alan Levy said
Entree Plus will not be extended to off-
campus eateries because of contractual
Levy added that he doesn't expect
the meal plan to "have much impact on
the on-campus meal plan program."
"It's good for students to have other
options," he said. Levy also said there
was "no difficulty in seeing this (pro-
gram) available to students."
Some students expressed interest in
the meal plan. "That would be really
cool and helpful, since dining hall
hours don't cover hours that I'm avail-
able," Holcomb-Densmor said. She
added that she would be able to choose
what she wanted to eat instead -of set-
tling for the day's menu.
LSA junior Umang Malhotra said
she also liked the idea of the program
but said more fast food places should
be included instead of sit-down restau-
rants. She also suggested incorporating
"smaller places where people go often,
Students can sign up for the meal
program online at www.ocdn.com,
pick up mail-in brochures that are at
participating restaurants or call 888-
today facing the
decision to evac-
uate some settle-
ments for the
said. Sharon said
last week that
even under terms
of a peace treaty,
"Most of t
state of Isr
to leave th
ing to assurances from President Bush
that Israel would not be asked to pull
out of all of the West Bank.
He said he was also satisfied with
Sharon's commitment to finish a con-
tentious separation barrier, which
snakes into the West Bank in parts to
include some settlements, before the
Netanyahu reaffirmed Israel's com-
mitment to the settlements that will
fall on the "Palestinian" side of the
"There, we are going to invest. I
myself am going to approve hundreds
of millions of shekels to invest in the
settlements beyond the main fence,"
Netanyahu's plan might violate the
U.S.-backed "road map" peace plan,
which requires Israel to halt settle-
Last week, Attorney General Meni
Mazuz ordered a freeze on all settle-
he tion funds until
. an oversight
i tn he committee is set
ael wants up to ensure the
money is not
le Gaza diverted to unau-
, a acthorized West
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enjamin Netanyahu Ministry said
aeli finance minister there was no con-
Netanyahu was referring to invest-
ment in security, not new housing.
Netanyahu said an Israeli with-
drawal from Gaza - where 7,500
Israelis live in one-third of the crowd-
ed territory and 1.2 million Palestini-
ans live in the rest - was inevitable.
"Most of the population in the state
of Israel wants to leave the Gaza
Strip. That's a fact. The question is -
what does a leader do in such a situa-
tion?" he said.
"Sooner or later I think the wide
desire among the nation to leave the
Gaza Strip would win," he said,
adding that U.S. support for keeping
some settlements was a key victory.
In Gaza City late yesterday, tens of
thousands of Palestinians gathered at
a soccer stadium for a demonstration
at the end of a three-day period of
mourning for Hamas leader Abdel
Aziz Rantisi, killed Saturday in an
Israeli missile strike.
Islamic Jihad leader Abdullah
Shami said Palestinians would keep
attacking Israel. "Assassination and
killing give us more power and deter-
mination," he said.
insist on keeping five settlement blocs
in the West Bank.
Shalom's linking the Gaza pullout
and the West Bank buildup reinforced
Palestinian fears that the "disengage-
ment" plan is a ruse to ensure Israel's
grip on the West Bank.
The Palestinian leadership said in a
statement yesterday that the Sharon
plan would turn Gaza into "a big jail,"
with Israel still in control of all border
crossings and air space.
Shalom's backing further strength-
ened Sharon's hand, giving him a
clear majority in his Cabinet ahead of
the party referendum.
In another setback for opponents,
Likud yesterday canceled two debates
between Sharon and the leading Cabi-
net detractor, Uzi Landau, who has
denounced the plan as a reward for
terrorism and dangerous to Israel.
Landau, an effective public speaker,
was hoping to'persuade Likud voters.
Polls indicate a majority of the 200,000
Likud members support the plan.
Netanyahu, a former premier and
key Likud figure, announced his
backing for the plan on Sunday, point-
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