The Michigan Daily - Friday, April 15, 2005 - 3
MSA Advice Online
website back up
The Advice Online website - run by
* the Michigan Student Assembly - is
now available online. The site, which
provides student course evaluations, had
been down for one year due to techni-
cal problems. Currently, a file must be
downloaded to view the information,
though the site says a searchable index
will be available in the fall. Advice
Online was created in 1997 to aid stu-
dents in selecting courses.
Concert to feature
"A Concert of Traditional and
Hybrid Music for Asian and Western
Musical Instruments," will take place
tonight at 8 p.m. in the Britton Recit-
al Hall located inside the E.V. Moore
Building. The concert will showcase
the musical talent of resident artists
Mei Han, Randy Raine-Reusch and
other music students. For more info go
Physics prof to
lecture at Dennison'
This Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.
in Room 170 of the Dennison Building
there will be a lecture on solar neutri-
nos by physics Prof. Tim Chupp. He
will speak on the problem and solution
facing solar neutrinos. The event is free
and sponsored by the Department of
Library to display
Artist Jack Keenan's World War II
sketches will be displayed at the Wil-
liam L. Clements Library today from
1:00 to 4:45 p.m. A meet-the-artist
reception will be held from 4:00 to 6:00
p.m. The sketches record the career of a
Master Sergeant under General George
at G.G. Brown lab
A caller reported to the Department
of Public Safety that someone acciden-
tally damaged a microscope in G.G.
Brown lab yesterday. The estimated
damage is $4,000.
Money stolen from
office in MoJo
A caller reported to DPS that $5.25
was taken form a security office in the
Mosher-Jordan Residence Hall yester-
day. A report has been filed.
In Daily History
Ohio students riot
because of food
April 15, 1958 - Ohio Univer-
sity students rioted after dinner was
served because of "dissatisfaction
over the food," according to police in
Athens, Ohio. Students stormed out
of the dining hall marching through-
out the campus, shouting and throw-
ing oranges, eggs, milk containers,
pop bottles and other small objects.
From upper windows of women's
resident halls, female students waived
panties. After housemothers ordered the
doors to be locked, about 20 male stu-
* dents forced open the doors and climbed
in second-story windows.
On their march through campus, and
later downtown Athens, students uprooted
bushes and small trees in front of campus
buildings and faculty members' homes.
When over 1,000 students assembled at
the main gate, the police used tear gas to
break up rioters.
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Nevertheless, "people are not becoming more
amoral," Inglehart pointed out. He said that the envi-
ronmental movement, for example, although secu-
lar, has a moral tone to it. "We have different moral
values now - it's a more individualistic version of
The initial purpose of the World Values Survey
was to trace social and cultural change. "It's clear it's
taking place and it has important implications," said
As predicted by the survey, Catholic students at the
University had contrary views on the many different
LSA senior Kenneth Buck pointed out that Jesus
had strong words on divorce - that it should not be
allowed unless adultery was committed.
LSA junior Jen D'Souza agreed but added, "In
certain situations, divorce should be allowed, espe-
cially when there's physical abuse."
Buck professed that homosexuality in itself is
not a sin.
"The Church doesn't say you'll go to hell if you're
homosexual - the lifestyle is what is sinful, not sim-
ply being homosexual."
LSA senior Elizabeth Bovair disagreed. "Jesus's
message is to love one another and not to judge.
There's such a lack of love in this world, how could
you tell somebody not to love?"
On abortion, LSA senior Karlee Boike said, "I am
pro-life and I agree with the Church's teachings on
this matter, but I do not think it is my place to make
the decision for someone else. It's a moral issue, not
a political one."
Some students said they felt that abortion, as well
as the spread of disease, can be partially avoided by
better knowledge of birth control.
"People are going to have sex regardless, and they
need to be educated so that abortion rates don't rise
and STD rates don't rise, especially AIDS," said
Nursing junior Melissa Housefield.
Many Catholics feel that the influence of the Catho-
lic Church's hierarchy in their lives, values and atti-
tudes has weakened. Elizabeth Benki said her local
priest and the Pope filled significant roles in her faith,
but officials in between didn't really make an impact.
"I feel that the hierarchy fails to realize the chang-
ing nature of human beings and their cultures," Bovair
Others said they trust the Church's hierarchy. Uni-
versity alum Robert Shereda said, "The Church's hier-
archy (is) a thoughtful and diverse group that cares
deeply about their Church and the people they serve."
Buck said that his faith in the hierarchy hasn't
"I still trust the Holy Spirit is guiding the bishops
and the Church in general," Buck said.
Bovair commented on the future of the church, "I
hope the Church uses this opportunity with the elec-
tion of the new pope to really get back to the basis
of what our faith really is. It's not about politics, not
about hierarchy, not about power. It's about the belief
that Christ died for each and every one of us, wheth-
er you are the person sitting in the back row of the
church questioning your belief or the pope himself."
Buck said he hopes the new pope will stand as
firmly as Pope John Paul II, who wasn't on the "lib-
eral" or "conservative" side, but right there with the
Gospels. He pointed out that the Church's teachings
on these controversial issues "have been its consistent
teachings for 2,000 years."
Shereda agreed, saying, "Terming sides of the
debates concerning the Church as 'liberal' or 'con-
servative' is disingenuous and unnecessarily divisive
- 'heterodox' and 'orthodox' are more honest and
University alum and accounting graduate student
Vincenzo Villamena said, "We may have different
opinions and different reasons for (having different
opinions), but whether we agree with these ideologies
or not is not going to change the greater message of
the Church, which is to love each other."
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the theme for their project.
"We came up with success because we
thought it was something positive for the
boys to reflect on and would leave enough
room for them to interpret in their own
way through their work."
So, with the common theme of success,
the boys and the Project Outreach group
set out on a journey that none of them
would soon forget.
The boys described their feelings and
each had a unique take on his experience.
"I'm never going to forget this one," said
Justin, one of the boys who the group met
with each week. "It gives us a chance to talk
to people who are out there in the real world
and gives me something to aspire to."
For the performance, Justin wrote a
story and will be performing a skit with
some of the other boys.
Success, he said, "isn't something you
can obtain, it's something you feel."
James, who is doing a break-dance
routine for the performance, said he has
become more open and trusting as a result
of meeting with the Project Outreach stu-
dents. He also said the group helps him
and the other boys to keep in touch with
To him, success means meeting your
goals and knowing what failure is, but
being able to get back up when you do fail.
Each of the boys discussed his goals for
the rest of their lives, of which he had many.
Bob wants to finish high school and
hopes to be a dentist.
Of his experience at Maxey and with
Project Outreach, he said that he has "reju-
Josh, who has written poetry for the per-
formance, said of the group that it "made
me want to go to college."
Robert said he enjoyed being around
other people, as the Project Outreach group
has given him the opportunity to do.
He is proud of his break-dance routine
and said it has allowed him an outlet to put
all of his feelings into. He said he was also
proud that he came up with something that
he is able to show other people.
Robert described success as "doing your
best no matter what gets in your way."
Javone, who drew a picture about what
success means to him, hopes to go to art
and law school once he is released from
Derek, who is doing a skit on the Olym-
pics, said, "They've taught me a lot about
myself that I never knew I could do,"
describing his relationship with the Uni-
He also said the students have taught him
a lot about friendship, loyalty and trust.
One day, Derek said he hopes to have
a starting position on a football team and
wants to be a motorcycle mechanic.
He also said he hopes his story will
inspire people and wants to return to
Maxey to visit one day as someone who
has been through struggles, but has learned
from his mistakes.
Each of the boys was quick to mention
names when asked who he thought of as a
hero when he thought of success.
Besides Barry Sanders, Martin Luther
King Jr. and Ghandi, names like Andy,
Mara, Jill, Gabriella, Whitney and Bre-
anne were also brought into the mix.
Although those names may not ring a
bell to many people, they strike a chord for
the boys at Maxey. Those are the names of
just a few of the Project Outreach students
who donated their time, effort and hearts
to spending one evening a week enriching
Vander Naald described the boys as
heroes to the University students as well.
She said they are "heroes for opening our
eyes to who they really are."
Several of the University students men-
tioned that they went into the experience
with preconceived notions of what the
boys would be like. However, they soon
realized that their ideas could not have
been further from the truth.
LSA junior Candace Forte described
her experience as "phenomenal" and
emphasized the fact that the boys at Maxey
are just normal boys who are in need of
"Programs like Project Outreach shed
light on the issues of this often overlooked
and neglected segment of society. You
never know what to expect when you par-
take in a new experience, especially one of
this nature, but I was pleasantly surprised
by the bonds formed within our Project
Outreach group and with the boys them-
selves," she said.
Rodriguez added that she has gotten a
lot out of the experience and hopes that the
boys found the experience as rewarding as
"They offer you little glimpses into their
lives outside the walls of Maxey, and their
stories tug at your heart-strings," she said.
Some of the students mentioned that
they would have liked to get to know the
boys better, while others said they are
upset that they will have to leave the boys
when the semester ends.
However, despite these regrets, most
described the experience as an extremely
"My experience with the boys at Maxey
has been simply remarkable," LSA fresh-
man Andy Ramos said.
Whitelaw described the effort of his stu-
dents to encourage the boys' creativity and
hold a performance as a great idea.
"It shows that they really understand a
huge part of this course - getting out the
voices of individuals who don't normally
have a chance to be heard. We can learn
just as much from these youths as they can
learn from us," Whitelaw said.
"I am quite impressed with the work
we've seen. These boys are all very tal-
ented and creative," he added.
Thaomas described the relationship
between the boys and the University
students as a symbiotic one. She said
the boys eagerly await spending time
with the students each week and that it
helps the boys' egos.
"I don't think the public is aware of
all the wonderful things that go on at
Maxey," Thomas said.
The boys will perform their cre-
ations at Maxey on Tuesday evening
at the last meeting of the Project Out-
Relay for Life raises $138,000 to fight cancer
By Omayah Atassi
Tents could be seen all over Palmer Field
last Saturday and Sunday, when almost
2,000 University students participated in
Relay for Life and raised $138,000 - the
largest sum of money in the event's three-
year history - for cancer research, advo-
cacy and treatment.
"We were extremely satisfied with the
outcome," said relay co-chair Kate Len-
nox, an LSA senior. "We really could not
have asked for anything more."
To participate in the relay, students joined
teams of about 15 participants. Each team
had to have at least one member walking
on the track at all times. Some students
stayed for the full 24 hours and set up tents,
though this was not required.
This year is the relay's third on campus,
and committee members said it was the
most successful. Last year, there were 66
teams and 1,100 participants. This year,
there were 97 teams and 2,000 walkers.
"I got up at 4 a.m. to see how everything
was going, and even then I could see about
80 people walking on the track," said Jason
Keech, a staff member of the American
Cancer Society who assisted with the relay.
"It was pretty amazing."
Relay co-chair Betsy Chase, an LSA
senior, said Relay for Life is the biggest
fundraiser for ACS. There are about 200
universities that hold a Relay for Life, and
there are a total of 4,000 yearly relays
Overall, relay committee members were
extremely satisfied with the outcome of the
"The spirit overall was much more lively
(than last year)," Lennox said. "There was
great weather, and there was always some-
thing going on."
Live bands performed at the event, and
relay participants who were not walking
could compete basketball tournaments,
egg-tosses and several other activities.
Committee members planned several
events to raise money and promote the
organization throughout the year, includ-
ing several Yost Skate Nights and flyer-
ing. They also sold shirts that said "Think
Pink" and "I (heart) boobs ... If you don't
check them, I will." The T-shirt sales ended
up being a big success, Chase said.
Individual teams also raised money in
several different ways. Some had Mon-
golian Barbeque nights, where they vol-
unteered to be grillers at the Mongolian
Barbeque restaurant on the corner of East
Liberty and Main Streets.
Relay participants also sold Luminaria
bags, which are bags that were lit up with
candles in a ceremony at the Relay. People
and groups that donated more than $10 were
able to make a Luminaria bag and dedicate
it to a specific person who has had cancer.
The fraternity Phi Gamma Delta raised
$15,000, the greatest amount of money
raised out of all the teams. Much of their
money came from a game-ball run they did
for the Michigan-Ohio State football game
in the fall, when they raised money to run
the football from Michigan to Ohio State
"We were really satisfied with the
amount we raised this year, and I think that
this was completely indicative of everyone's
effort," Chase said.
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