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The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 21, 2005 - 3A

Tickets for ride to
airport available
Students who need a ride to the
airport for Thanksgiving break can
purchase airBus tickets for $7 at the
Michigan Union Ticket Office. Stu-
dents with tickets will get a ride to
Detroit Metro Airpot.
Students can also purchase $10
tickets from other locations, includ-
ing North Campus, Central Campus
and the Hill. To purchase a ticket,
an Mcard can be swiped at a loca-
tion where tickets are sold, and the
cost will be billed to the student's
The service is provided by the
Michigan Student Assembly
Schedules are at http://www.msa.
Jazz groups to
play at McIntosh
Theater tonight
Small Jazz groups will be per-
forming originals, as well as jazz
standards, in the E.V Moore build-
ing tonight at 8 p.m.
The performance is free, and no
tickets are required. For more infor-
mation, e-mail Rachel Francisco at
Exhibition at Lane
Hall features artist
who draws shacks
The work of Beverly Buchanan, an
artist whose work has been exhibited
in museums across the country, will
be displayed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in Lane Hall tomorrow. Buchanan's
work has been displayed all semes-
ter and will be on display until the
end of December.
The artist often focuses on the
shack, using it in her artwork as an
economic and cultural metaphor.
Free HIV testing
available at
Michigan Union
Anyone who wants an HIV test can
receive one in a private, welcoming and
safe environment. This service is avail-
able tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. in room
3200 of the office of LGBT Affairs.

Students don't show up to protest hate

By C.C. Song
Daily Staff Reporter
LSA sophomore Michael McCarthy was cold and disappointed.
Standing on the Diag, McCarthy and about 15 students were the only
ones who participated in a rally against racial discrimination last Friday
at noon. Organized in response to the alleged racially motivated felony
that involved two University students purportedly urinating on two Asian
students earlier this fall, the rally sought to promote tolerance throughout
the campus.
But the event's low turnout suggested a general apathy among students
about the event, McCarthy said.
"The very fact that few students showed up is a direct sign of why this
is such a serious issue on campus," he said. "Students don't care as much
as they should."
The event was sponsored by the Michigan Student Assembly's Minor-
ity Affairs Commission.
Organizers originally planned to hold the rally Nov. 15, said Gerald
Duncan, an LSA senior and MAC co-chair.
But the groups postponed the event because of the rain. Duncan cited;
the delay as a possible cause of the low turnout, adding that the sponsors
did not make additional publicity efforts until last Thursday.
During his final speech at the rally, Duncan expressed his disappoint-
ment and said that the low attendance showed the indifference of the stu-
nglish prof
wins prof of t

"The very fact that few students showed up is a direct sign of why this is such
a serious issue on campus.
- Michael McCarthy
LSA sophomore

dent body toward racial discrimination on campus.
"This shows that there's still a lot of apathy on campus," he said.
Regardless of the attendance and the cold weather, the rally continued.
Duncan delivered an opening address, followed by E. Royster Harper,
vice president for student affairs, and Cherine Foty, the secretary of the
multicultural sorority Zeta Sigma Chi.
"This rally won't change the world, but the symbolism of it can change
people's mindset on campus,"Duncan said.
Duncan addressed the importance of collaboration between minority
groups as students indifferently passed by the podium set up on the stairs
of the Hatcher Graduate Library.
"What's more important? Your education or unity?" he asked.
Harper said the students should strengthen efforts to stop hate crimes
on campus.

"Diversity is at the heart of this institution," Harper said. "We want to
create a climate that's respectful and anti-hate crime. We have more stu-
dents who believe in treating people with dignity than people who don't."
Harper said the Division of Students Affairs office will soon create
a centralized service under one phone number so students can report
instances of racial discrimination anonymously.
"We want to track the crime so we can create education programs
around that, getting a better sense of what we need to develop,"
Harper said.
Underreporting gives others the impression that racial discrimina-
tion is acceptable, Harper said.
"People feel that they don't want to be troublemakers so they don't
report, but the people who do those things are the troublemakers,"
she said.



year awau
By Jason Hsu
For the Daily
Whether it is a sophomore studying
at the University or a juvenile locked
in a detention facility, English Prof.
William Alexander sees both as his
students and has dedicated his life to
Last Thursday, 30 years of his work
culminated in a crowing achievement
- the award for Outstanding Doc-
toral and Research Universities Pro-
fessor of the Year in Washington.
The award is given annually by the
Council for Advancement and Sup-
port of Education and The Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of
It is determined by a candidate's
scholarly and innovative teaching
methods, contributions to under-
graduate learning in his community
and institution and recommendations
from both colleagues and students.
A candidate must also demonstrate
a passion for teaching and directly
interact with his students.
Alexander is one of four national
winners of the prominent honor this
His most notable work revolves
around the University's Prison Cre-
ative Arts Project, which he founded
in 1990.
In the program, both professors
and students work with juveniles and
prisoners in creative writing and the
performing arts. The program has
also hosted several exhibitions of
"It's a recognition of (the Pris-
on Creative Arts Project's) sig-
nificance," Alexander said. "There
are some serious social situations,

but through work, we can address
Janice Paul, a colleague of Alex-
ander and a professor in the School
of Social Work, emphasized his work
ethic and good nature.
"The thing that's unusual about
him is that he is extremely hard
working and very, very effective,
but he is also funny and engaging,"
Paul said. "He is unique in that he is
always opening new possibilities for
Paul praised Alexander's Prison
Creative Arts Project.
"These students can make very
deep discoveries about themselves
and their connections to very seri-
ous situations in the world," she said.
"Hundreds, thousands of his stu-
dents are now in social justice work
because of him."
Influenced by Alexander, former
student Suzanne Gothard now serves
as a project administrator. Gothard
also nominated him for the award.
"(Alexander) is an incredible and
supportive rolemodel," Gothard said.
"There is a lot of thinking in his
classes and workshops, but he works
with students to figure things out.
He trusts people and has tremendous
respect for those he works with."
Alexander not only thanked stu-
dents, mentors and colleagues in
his acceptance speech, but also the
exconvicts and incarcerated that he
has worked with for more than a
Since 1971, Alexander has received
various teaching awards. In 2003,
the University awarded Alexander
with the Arthur F. Thurnau Profes-
sorship, the school's most prestigious
teaching award.

Freshman Jordan Ruble of Alpha Epsilon Pi, destroys an Ohio State car to raise money for the Katrina
Relief Fund last Friday.

man is alive and
The Department of Public Safety
reported that an unconscious man was
lying in a vehicle parked in a lot on Divi-
sion Street. However, upon the arrival of
the Huron Valley Ambulance, the subject
was found talking on the phone.
Parked car hit, no
suspects found
A stationary vehicle was hit in a park-
ing lot on Friday around noon. DPS has
no suspects.
In Daily History
Dems oppose
'U' nonacademic
code of conduct
Nov. 21, 1986 - The Ann Arbor
Democratic Party has decided to
oppose the University's proposed
code of nonacademic conduct,
which would include stricter rules
on political protest by students.
"Because five out of the Univer-
sity's eight regents are Democrats,
I think that they will be very inter-
ested in this decision," said Joseph
Kraus, a member of the Michigan
Student Assembly's Student Rights
The question of how the Univer-
sity should deal with political dis-
sent by students has been the most


Au tomakers focus
on fancy hybrids

SAN DIEGO (AP) - When automak-
ers rolled out the first hybrid cars, drivers
who wanted their spectacular fuel econo-
my had to settle for weird shapes and a lack
of luxury options.
Now it seems the high-mileage, low-
frills trend in hybrid automaking may
prove shorter than a Hummer's trips
between fill-ups.
Newer hybrids are using the added
boost from their gas-electric engines for
more acceleration and power. But more
mean equals less green.
To attract drivers looking for large
and luxurious vehicles, automakers such
as Lexus and General Motors Corp. are
building hybrids with the looks and size of
regular cars.
The focus on performance sacrifices the
kind of jaw-dropping efficiency that got
hybrids noticed in the first place.

Environmentalists say automakers are
squandering gas-scrimping technology
that reduces air pollution as well as the
nation's reliance on foreign oil.
"Consumers are enthralled by
hybrids because they sip gas and don't
guzzle it, and they pollute less," said
Dan Becker, director of the Sierra
Club's global warming program. "So
if you have a hybrid that guzzles and
doesn't pollute less, then what are you
Though sales of large SUVs have
taken a hit, luxury and midsize SUVs
continue to do well.
American automakers are launch-
ing hybrid versions of those vehicles to
remain competitive in the areas where
they are most profitable, said Anthony
Pratt, an analyst who covers hybrids for
J.D. Power and Associates.

Continued from page 1A
You can't blame the defensive backs
too much for giving up some comple-
tions when they have to chase receivers
all over the field. But soft coverage
- seven to eight yard cushions - make
it pretty easy to convert chances. I'm
pretty sure Ohio State was willing to
take seven-and eight-yard gains on first
down, something they did most of the
afternoon. In the end, Antonio Pitman
sealed the game with his three-yard
touchdown plunge with 24 seconds left
in the game.
And the disappointing part of
that drive - and the game - is
that Michigan had chances to win
despite having absolutely no run-
ning game.
Chad Henne had what I thought
was one of his best games of his
career. Facing one of the best
defenses in the country and lack-
ing any kind of rushing attack,
Henne led this team better than he
has in any other game.
No play showed that better
than the fourth-and-inches from
Michigan's own 38-yard line. Lead-
ing 18-12 in the fourth quarter,
Michigan faced a decision: punt

or take a chance at getting the first
down, On the sidelines, it was obvi-
ous that Henne was pleading with
Carr to give him a chance to get t
the first down and try to put Ohio
State away. After converting the
sneak, Henne hit freshman Mario
Manningham to put the ball at the
Buckeyes' 6-yard line. But Michi-
gan couldn't punch it in, and I knew
then that I should start worrying
about a victory. I don't want to
sound like a know-it-all, but with
the way the defense had played (in
this game and this season), I knew a
nine-point lead was not safe.
Sure enough, Ohio State scored
in just over one minute. Still, the
Wolverines still had one more
chance to put the game away, but
they fell short again, failing to
convert a third-and-li - a theme
too commonly seen this season.
And I hate saying it, especially after
predicting a win, but Ohio State was the
better team. Look at some of the stats
(And no I'm not a big stats guy, save that
for the fantasy geeks.) Ohio State had 10
more first downs, 159 more yards and
Michigan had 27 (Yeah, 27, that's not a
typo.) yards rushing.
When was the last time Michigan
was held to such a low total of rush

yards and won? Despite those horrible
statistics, the Wolverines had a 9-point
lead with 7:52 left in the game. Penal-
ties, turnovers and pathetic special
teams (including two fumbles by Ted
Ginn Jr. that pushed the Buckeyes
back 26 yards) kept Michigan in the
game despite being completely domi-
nated at times during the contest.
In the end, the game was lost,
and a regular season that had
started with so much promise -
namely a No. 4 ranking - ended.
Saturday was just the culmination
of all of that.
And that's just not how the
seniors wanted to go out, watch-
ing as Ohio State players filed out
of their locker room smoking vic-
tory cigars.
"I just can't believe it's over,"
senior right guard Matt Lentz
Yeah, neither can I.
- Matt is really sad about that
loss being his last game at the
Big House, but his three friends
from Minnesota made sure the
weekend wasn't a complete loss,
booyah. Matt can be reached
at mvgoni@umich.edu.

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