The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 3, 2005 - 3A
*Lecture looks at
Maria Mouvradi, recently awarded
a Genius Fellowship by the MacArthur
Foundation, will present a free lecture
on ancient Greek medicine from 3 to
5 p.m. in the Vandenberg Room of the
Michigan League. She is the author of
the book "A Byzantine Book on Dream
Interpretation: The Oneirocriticon of
Achmet and its Arabic Sources," pub-
lished in 2002.
'U' chef holds
Students can learn how to cook roast
chicken, mashed potatoes and roast veg-
etables from Chef Pat of the University
Unions Food Service at the Hearty Fall
Menu Cooking Workshop from 7 to
0 10 p.m. tonight. Interested individuals
should meet at the U-Club entrance in
the Michigan Union. The cost to attend
the workshop is $15.
A lecture will highlight the dif-
ferences between the Eastern Ortho-
dox Church and Roman Catholicism,
along with the ways the differences are
reflected in modern Europe, from 7 to
9 p.m. tonight in the Kuenzel Room
of the Michigan Union. The Orthodox
Christian Fellowship, in association
with the Hellenic Student Association
and the Modern Greek Program, is
sponsoring the lecture.
Two cell phones
allegedly stolen at
Sigma Nu fraternity
A student reported that her cell phone
was Atoli on Friday nighit fthe Sigma
Nu fraternity on 700 Oxford Rd. She
also stated that her friend's cell phone
was stolen at the fraternity house. The
Department of Public Safety has turned
over the report to the Ann Arbor Police
Caller hit in head
and elbow by driver
While driving inside the Thayer park-
ing lot, a caller reported that she was cut
off and hit by another vehicle at about 7
According to DPS, the caller
approached the suspect's vehicle and
put her head inside to notify the driver
about the rules in the parking struc-
ture. The suspect then accelerated so
that the window frame struck the sub-
ject's head. The caller also reported
that her elbow was hit by the car.
student refuses to
get off bus
A North Campus bus driver called
DPS yesterday at 2 a.m. when an intoxi-
cated student refused to leave the bus.
DPS instructed the driver to wait at
the Vera Baits II Ziwet House stop for
further assistance. When the officer
arrived, the student was transported to
the University Hospital.
women in business
By Laura Frank
Daily Staff Reporter
Businesswomen must stick together to maintain
their place in the corporate world, said participants
and organizers of Friday's 13th Annual Women
in Leadership Conference at the Stephen M. Ross
School of Business.
The conference was organized by the Michi-
gan Business Women's Student Club to bring
together female business leaders, students and
prospective students to share their experiences
in leadership positions.
Business School officials said they have been
impressed with the growth in the variety of profes-
sional women who attend the conference and the
positions these women hold within their companies.
This year, speakers and panelists included women
in a variety of positions - from self-employed busi-
nesswomen to consultants and corporate executives
in manufacturing, retail and finance.
The conference provided a forum to, "celebrate
success and talk about how to get there," said
conference co-chair Mindee Elam, a second-year
Reaching top leadership positions in major cor-
porations has become easier for women in recent
years, conference organizers and speakers agreed.
"We are long past the day when women were
told that they didn't have a place at the table,"
said Mitzi Short, keynote speaker and vice presi-
dent of Multicultural Marketing and Strategic
Initiatives for Pepsi.
During her keynote address, Short cautioned
that past gains could be lost if women do not sup-
port each other and become involved in corporate
But while the conference reflected this optimism,
a recent report demonstrated that there was much
room for improvement.
The C200 Business Leadership Index, a statisti-
cal study compiled by the Committee of 200 that
examines differential influence in business based on
gender, reported that women's relative power in the
business world increased only incrementally over the
past four years, and decreased from last year. The
report called for increased action by influential busi-
ness leaders to reverse this trend. At the current rate
of progress, women will not achieve equality in the
business sector until 2018, according to the study.
Women lag far behind men not only in terms of
salary, but also in the number of female-owned and
led businesses, the number of female executives in
Fortune 500 companies and the number of female
MBA students at the top 20 business schools in the
country, the study found.
For women, one of the most difficult aspects of
advancing in the business world is achieving a bal-
ance between work and home, Elam said.
Meeting accomplished businesswomen helped
students confront potential difficulties they may
face after graduation, said second-year MBA stu-
dent and conference Marketing Chair Rebecca
Loveland. Hearing about the experiences of profes-
sional women allows students to "face the world
with eyes wide open," she said.
As women become more prevalent in business,
it is important for them to have female role mod-
els, Elam said. The conference provided network-
ing opportunities for students and professionals and
interactive panels on topics such as entrepreneur-
ship, the costs and rewards of leadership and defin-
ing personal and professional goals.
For Gloria Morillo, a prospective MBA student,
the conference provided her a first taste of the exec-
utive world from a female perspective.
"It was really exciting sitting in a room full of
women in suits," Morillo said, adding that the
conference reaffirmed her decision to pursue a
Firms seek rewrite of telecom regulations
try to influence lawmakers on
LANSING (AP) - It looked and smelled like
a tailgate party.
People were eating brats and pulled pork sand-
wiches under a large white tent with tables covered
with white tablecloths and white, green, blue and
maize balloons for the weekend football matchup
between Michigan and Michigan State.
Rather than a pregame get-together, the after-
noon picnic on the Capitol lawn was sponsored by
SBC Communications Inc. to promote its efforts
to reduce telecommunications regulation in Mich-
igan. A larger banner read, "Competition: A Kick-
off to Innovation."
The event was just one of many ways groups
are trying to influence lawmakers rewriting the
Michigan Telecommunications Act before the 5-
year-old law expires at the end of the year.
The state's two largest telephone providers,
SBC and Verizon Communications Inc., spent
nearly $52,000 from April 21 to July 20 on dona-
tions to campaign committees, legislative leaders
and lawmakers involved in the telecommunica-
tions rewrite, according to campaign reports filed
with the secretary of state.
The Telecommunications Association of
Michigan, which represents 36 telephone com-
panies including SBC, spent $16,350 during the
Association president Scott Stevenson said
the contributions are part of doing business
"They're for fundraiser tickets, golf outing
tickets. It's what every organization does to keep
up with all the fundraising that lawmakers have
to do to run for office," he said.
A report released last week by the Center
for Public Integrity in Washington showed
"As there is more competition that exists, there's a
greater presence in and around the state Capitol."
- Gail Torreano
President of SBC Communications Inc. in Michigan
Michigan was among the top 25 states for con-
tributions to elected officials from the telecom-
munications industry in the 2000, 2002 and
2004 election cycles.
The industry contributed nearly $700,000 to
Michigan officeholders in those three cycles, the cen-
ter said. About half came from SBC, the San Anto-
nio-based telecommunications company known as
Ameritech Michigan until a few years ago.
Gail Torreano, president of SBC in Michigan,
said the battle over this year's-rewrite is fierce
because more telephone companies are compet-
ing for customers and entry into areas such as
wireless Internet access and the ability to make
calls over the Internet.
"As there is more competition that exists,
there's a greater presence in and around the state
Capitol," Torreano said.
House Energy and Technology Committee,
Chairman Mike Nofs received $7,100 between
April and July from Verizon, SBC and the tele-
communications association, according to state
campaign finance reports filed by political action
committees in July.
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didn't lose again until the Rose
Bowl. Michigan might not always
win big games, but it rarely drops
games they have to win to stay in the
By my definition, Michigan's last
must-win loss came against Ohio
State in 2001. With a win, the Wol-
verines would have shared the Big
Ten title with Illinois and earned a'
berth in a BCS bowl game. But the
Buckeyes upset Michigan 26-20,
and the Wolverines had to settle for
another trip to central Florida.
After Saturday's game, I know
this year's squad isn't set on Orlando
Its resolve starts from the top.
Carr has heard critics call him
conservative and old-fashioned for
weeks - or years - but he silenced
them on the game's first drive when
he lined up Henne at receiver and let
Antonio Bass take the snap.
On that same drive, Hart ripped
a 45-yard run on just his second
touch of the game. After the play,
Hart turned to the Michigan State
sideline and told the Spartans that
Michigan had come to play and,
more than anything, to win. Hart
remained the Wolverines' spark for
the rest of the game - willing him-
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meets conditions set by the board.
Slottow said in June that Coca-Cola
would face the serious possibility of
having its contract cut if it failed to
meet any of its deadlines.
Members of the Coke Campaign
Coalition said they would be watch-
ing the University closely to ensure
it is holding Coca-Cola responsible
for its alleged abuses and following
the Dispute Review Board's recom-
"This is a pivotal moment for us ...
to see ... if the University has gone
back on its word," said RC senior Clara
self into the end zone and burning
Michigan State for eight yards on a
fourth-and-1 late in regulation.
The Michigan defense gave up
too many third-down conversions,
but it showed up big when it was
needed most and its intensity never
wavered. On one play in the fourth
quarter, nose tackle Gabe Watson
went after Stanton but couldn't
notch a sack. Watson then pow-
ered across the field and bulldozed
Michigan State's Javon Ringer after
Right guard Matt Lentz couldn't
explain why the Wolverines pulled it
out this week when they broke down
at Wisconsin. But I think the reason
is clear: When its back is pressed
against a wall - when it absolutely
can't lose - Michigan finds a way
to win. No matter what went wrong
on Saturday, the Wolverines were
determined to keep themselves in
the Big Ten race. It's frustrating how
often they get in these situations, but
by now we should learn not to count
them out so quickly.
"We knew it was a must-win,"
Hart said. "We knew we had to come
out here and win. And we did it."
Just like Michigan (almost)
- Wright can be reached
State rep empties
Oct. 3, 1980 - State Rep. Perry
Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) was sched-
uled to appear in the Michigan Union
Ballroom yesterday to discuss student
issues, but when he arrived, he found
no students, only empty chairs.
Bullard offered several possible
The coalition plans to meet Thurs-
day to discuss strategy and welcome
Coke Campaign members were
upset by what they said was lack of
information from the University.
"We were checking our e-mail
like crazy," Hardie said. "It's kind
of troubling that we haven't heard
Hardie, RC sophomore Adrianne
Miller and RC senior Ashwini Hardi-
kar said they plan to visit Norgren's
office today to ensure the University is
accountable to students.
Slottow has said he would consider
extenuating circumstances and wheth-
er Coca-Cola was acting in good faith }