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NEWS

The Michigan Daily - Monday, February 7, 2005 - 3A

* ON CAMPUS
Speaker will
discuss 'Vagina
Monologues,' race
0
Women's studies lecturer Melanie
Boyd will be giving a lecture called
"Strategic Essentialism? Race, Vio-
lence and Sex in Eve Ensler's "The
Vagina Monologues" as part of the
Brown Bag lecture series. The event
will take place in the Osterman Com-
mon Room of the Rackham building.
Fiction writer to
read memoir
Fiction writer Susan Jane Gilman will
be reading parts of her memoir, "Hypo-
crite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of
Growing Up Groovy and Clueless,"today
at 7 p.m. at Shaman Drum Bookshop.
Penn prof to
discuss Baghdad,
'American Empire'
University of Pennsylvania politi-
cal science Prof. Anne Norton will
be giving a lecture titled The School
of Baghdad: Strauss, the Straussians,
and American Empire today at 4 p.m.
in Room 116 of Hutchins Hall.
CRIMvE
NOTES
SUnknown person
leaves feces in
Bursley dorm room
A caller reported to the Department
of Public Safety that an unknown per-
son had left a bowel movement in a
Bursley Hall dorm room. The caller
said the incident occurred while he and
his roommate were asleep.
Suspect breaks
* glass on fire alarm
pull station
An individual was seen breaking the
glass on the fire alarm pull station in the
second Chicago corridor of West Quad
Residence Hall, and then fleeing down a
stairwell to the first floor, according to
DPS. The caller who reported the inci-
dent said the male was wearing all blue
clothing, a blue headband, with possible
orange stripes on his pant leg. DPS was
unable to find the individual.
Subject steals
digital camera and
flees from site
A caller reported that an individual
walked into his Bursley Hall dorm room
and stole a digital camera. The suspect
then fled down the stairs toward the
back loop of the residence hall. DPS has
not yet located the suspect.

Suspect arrested
for marijuana
possession
A 19-year-old male was arrested in
West Quad Residence Hall for possession
of marijuana, DPS reported. He was pro-
cessed and released yesterday.
THIS DAY
In Daily History
Blacks demand
Law School reforms
Feb. 7, 1969 - The Black Law
Students Alliance said last night that
should the Law faculty fail to approve a
preferential admissions policy at today's
faculty meeting, it would indicate "bad
faith in its supposed commitment to the
training of black lawyers."
The new admissions policy would
allow the Law School to admit black
students who do not qualify for admis-
sion under normal standards and would
provide supplementary summer courses
to ameliorate the challenges these stu-
dents would face in the school.

'U'

student trains for Journey of Hope

"Once they see that people in the
Greek system can devote so much
time and give up two months to
solely do something like this, I
thin eople can see the Greeks for
something more.
- Jerry Kozak
LSA freshman

from across the country come togeth-
er in San Francisco to complete the
4,000-mile bike ride to Washington.
Kozak, a member of Pi Kappa
Alpha, hopes to become the youngest
member to participate by following
the workout regiment laid out for all
participants by an online trainer.
But that's not all the preparation
required for participation.
Along with the other 100 riders,
Kozak must raise $5,000 to add to
the $500,000 the journey partici-
pants hope to raise for people with
disabilities.
To further their cause, the bike
riders stop to work with disabled
communities across the country
every night.
"We really want to raise awareness
of the abilities of the disabled, so we
stop and do different things like put
on puppet shows for the kids, orga-
nize wheelchair basketball games for
the teenagers and have conversations
with the elders," Kozak said. One of
the participants' objectives is to make
sure the disabled know that people
still care, he added.
Kozak's motivation to participate
stems partially from those close to
him who have disabilities.
"My best friend's sister and my
uncle both suffer from mental dis-
abilities, so I already have a soft spot
for all the people we're trying to reach
out to," he said.
Chris Kozak, Jerry's brother and a

PETER SCHOTTENFELS/Daily
Jerry Kozak trains for the Journey of Hope bike ride that seeks to raise money and awareness for the disabled.
The riders travel from San Francisco to Washington, D.C over two months in the summer.

By Omayah Atassi
Daily Staff Reporter
While most people try hard to last
30 minutes on the stationary bikes
in the Central Campus Recreational
Building, LSA freshman Jerry Kozak
is prepping for later in the year when
he will have to pedal one to two

hours, at a speed of 100 to 110 miles cisco, they are determined to reach
per hour - as per the instructions of their destination of Washington, D.C.
his trainer. on the Journey of Hope, a cross-coun-
Kozak is training for a two-month try bicycle trek that raises money and
bike ride in the summer when 100 awareness for the disabled.
bike riders in shirts bearing the let- Journey of Hope is a project run by
ters of Pi Kappa Alpha can be seen Push America - Pi Kappa Alpha's
pedaling from'the east to west coast national outreach program. Each sum-
of the country. Starting in San Fran- mer, 100 Pi Kappa Alpha members

University alum, also influenced Jerry
to participate in this event. Chris is a
Pi Kappa Alpha brother and plans to
participate in the journey as well.
"I think this will also be a great
time to spend with my brother
before he goes and gets a job out of
state," Kozak said. "I'll be spending
a lot of time with him and seeing the
entire country."
Kozak also said he believes this
program can help to reverse the nega-
tive image that the Greek system has
on campus.
"I think a lot of people see people in
the Greek system as people who just
love to party," he said. "While this
aspect is still prevalent, there is still
a lot more to the system than people
first see. Once they see that people
in the Greek system can devote so
much time and give up two months
to solely doing something like this, I
think people can see the Greeks for
something iore."
In attempts to raise his $5,000,
Kozak has started a "coin war"
between nine sororities. Kozak went
around to these sororities, giving each
a presentation about Journey of Hope
and a bucket to collect coins. He said
they have been very supportive, and
he has raised $1,200 so far.
"While making friends and seeing
the country, I think this will be a great
way to reach out to the disabled com-
munity," he said. "I think it will be a
great way to spend my summer."
last 74 games.
While New England handled frequent
itzes, Branch caught four passes for
yards on the series that ended with
abel's TD.
"We did a great job of adjusting during
e game," Branch said. "It was physical; a
: of guys were bumped and bruised."
The Eagles showed resilience by respond-
g with a 74-yard drive on which Brian
estbrook accounted for 39 yards, includ-
g the 10-yard score. McNabb whipped a
ss over the middle between two defend-
s for the TD.
Still, as winners always do, the Patriots
asserted themselves, effectively using
reen passes against a tiring defense. Even
hen Eagles defenders shouted to each
her to watch for the screen, New England
ode it work, particularly on Kevin Faulk's
-yarder that preceded Dillon's 2-yard run
make it 21-14.
Vinatieri hit his chip shot to make it 24-
. When the Eagles came back on Greg
wis' 30-yard TD reception with 1:48
naining, things got tight.
Not that it bothered the Patriots. Not
at anything ever bothers these Patriots,
ho will lose offensive coordinator Char-
Weis to Notre Dame and expect defen-
ve coordinator Romeo Crennel to become
eveland's coach.
The victory gave New England its second
am championship since the fall. This was
rdly as dramatic as the long-suffering
.d Sox winning the World Series. Still,
>ston is the hub of champions.

Many 'U' alumni in Peace Corps

PEACE
Continued from page 1A
University a fourth-place ranking
for overall service.
Dickson, the Peace Corps advi-
sor at the University's Internation-
al Center, works to promote the
agency around campus. "We have
monthly information sessions on
campus, we participate in fairs
and sometimes we're invited to
speak in classes," she said.
Dickson held an information
session on the Peace Corps in the
Pearlman Honors Commons last
Thursday, informing students of
the benefits of the Peace Corps
and sharing some of her own
experiences.
The number one "large school"
in the Peace Corps' rankings was
the University of Wisconsin at
Madison, with 123 volunteers.
The schools were ranked in three
categories based on size, with the
large-schools category consist-
ing of those schools with at least
15,000 undergraduates.
The work done by Peace Corps
volunteers includes education,
health, the environment and
business technology. All volun-

"If you look at all the major student
work-abroad programs that there are,
we're number one in nearly all of them."
- Bill Nolting
Director of the Overseas Opportunity Office

teers must remain in the service
for 27 months.
Dickson said she thought there
was good reason for the high level
of participation from the Universi-
ty's alumni.
"Overall, the University has a
large focus on health, education
and business, and this motivates
the students to go abroad and get
experiences on their own. They
can share what they have to offer
while they gain new skills," she
said.
While the Peace Corps does not
require participants to have a par-
ticular college degree, 97 percent
have an undergraduate degree.
LSA junior Jia Wang organized
the Peace Corps event last Thurs-
day. "Many students are looking
for good opportunities to broaden
their horizons, and we thought

(the Peace Corps) would be a
great way to contribute to society
if they didn't get a chance to do
it while they were (at the Univer-
sity)," she said.
But Bill Nolting, director of
the Overseas Opportunity Office,
said many students participate in
service programs while enrolled
at the University. "If you look
at all the major student work-
abroad programs that there are,
we're number one in nearly all
of them," he said. The statistics
for the University's participation
show number-one rankings in
organizations such as AIESEC,
an international and nonpolitical
service organization.
The Peace Corps ranked the
University No. 5 in the nation last
year, with 86 alumni participating
at that time.

SUPER BOWL
Continued from page 1A
disappointment.
Corey Dillon, a newcomer to the cham-
pionship game, scored the go-ahead points
on a 2-yard run early in the fourth period.
And when Branch wasn't running free and
catching passes, the Patriots flaunted their
versatility by again using linebacker Mike
Vrabel to find the end zone.
Vrabel has caught TD passes in two
straight Super Bowls and has five TDs in
as many career catches, not bad for a line-
backer - or anyone else.
Brady wasn't as fluid as he was when he
won the MVP awards in the 2002 and 2004
games, but he was on-target much of the
time, finishing 23-for-33 for 236 yards and
two TDs.
When the offense bogged down or
turned over the ball, Harrison and his
mates forced four turnovers, including a
goal-line interception by the veteran safe-
ty. The Patriots also had four sacks, mak-
ing Donovan McNabb look ordinary, even
skittish at times.
And while Terrell Owens' return from a
seven-week injury layoff was an individu-
al success - he had nine catches for 122
yards - it was not nearly the star turn that
Branch made.
Branch's 11 catches covered 133 yards as
he victimized one of the league's best sec-
ondaries. He was most instrumental on the
opening drive of the second half, which set
the tone for New England's 57th victory in

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