The Michigan Daily-Sunday, September 27, 1981-Page 3
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By PAM FICKINGER
What do you do when your views con-
Iflict with your students' views? How do
you motivate students in- the
k These questions and many others
without easy answers were raised
yesterday during a Graduate Em-
ployees Organization, conference on
teaching for and by teaching assistants.
A NUMBER OF graduate students
expressed concern about how to get un-
dergraduate students to think
critically. Many TAs said students are
more willing than they should be to ac-
cept what they read and are told. They
;should ask more questions, said Joe
Summers, a graduatse student and
,teaching assistant in American
Students who simply take notes
without really listening to lectures
worry graduate students and faculty,
many conference participants said.
Summers said he has had students in
class with good cognitive skills without
the capacity to think critically.
MANY STUDENTS distrust them-
selves, Summers said, adding that they
are afraid to "think, feel, talk." TAs
must help reverse this process, he said.
"Students expect you to have the
right answer," said American Studies
TA Barb Winkler. But, she noted, in-
structors have to be careful to not
present just their ideas, but a wide
range of ideas.
A THERE'S A SENSE of "social
fatalism," Summers said. Students are
afraid and so they adapt to society
rather than try to change it.
Benjamin Ben-Baruch, a teaching
assistant in sociology and history, said
a possible solution would be to ask
students help determine what topics
should be covered in a course. That's
one way, said Ben-Baruch, to deter-
mine students' backgrounds and to
learn what they want from their
Others said time and course structure
often did not allow enough flexibility in
the curriculum to permit this exchange.
Conference participants expressed
other worries, too.
Ben-Baruch said he was concerned
about what students are getting out of
high schools. Students have learned to
verbalize ideas, but then writing skills
are poor, he said.
Linda Kaboolian, a graduate student
in sociology, facilitated a workshop on
sexual harassment of female teaching
assistants. Harassment, said
Kaboolian, is "any kind of conscious or.
unconscious exploitation ... in a power
relationship." An example of a power
relationship is when a student becomes
involved with a professor, who has
power over the student, she said.
Women as University educators was
another topic of discussion. Valerie
Suransky, an assistant professor in the
School of Education said, "Women need
to ;nae a strong statement about their
own values and their own needs (par-
ticularly women with children) and this
should be given recognition."
There is still a conflict between
mothering and academics, said
Eleanor McLaughlin, a graduate
student in Asian Studies. That conflict,
she said, can lead to psychological
problems. "Women still sense they
have to make a choice (between career
and family)," she added.
- 3:30pm ROBOT
9pm THE MANIAC
1:30pm THE BLOB 7pm ATTACK OF with Phyllis
with Steve THE KILLER Diller
Assistant Secretary of Defense Lawrence Korb is one of a number of
speakers who will address the Annual Meeting of the Associaton of NROTC
Colleges and Universities, to be held in Ann Arbor today.
Kolb and others, including University Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer James Brinkerhoff and Rear Admirals Kenneth Shugart and Lee
Levenson, will speak at the meeting, which will continue until Tuesday at the
Campus Inn. Topics to be discussed at the meetings include status of women
in the navy, the role of universities in the education of military officers, and
the role of NROTC instituions on campus in the event of a reactiveation of
Cinema Guild-Stavisky, 7 p.m.; Last Year at Marienbad, 9:05 p.m., Lor-
2nd Annual World's Worst Film Festival-The Blob, 1:30 p.m.; Robot
Monster, 3:30 p.m.; Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, 7 p.m; The Maniac, 9
p.m., Michigan Theater.
AAFC-Beatlemania, 7p.m.; 200 Motels, 8:40 p.m., NLB 3.
Cinema 2- Repulsion, 7 p.m.; Cul-de-Sac, 9 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Mediatrics-101 Dalmations, 3:15, 5, & 7 p.m.; MLB 4.
Ark-Lost World String Band, 8p.m., 1421 Hill.
The Stage Conpany-"Hold Me," by Julius Feiffer, 3 p.m., Canterbury
Loft, 332S. State.
Ars Musica-Concert, Pachelbel's Caon in D, Teleman's Suite In A
Minor foi Recorder, Handel's Alexanderfest Konzerte, and Marais' suite
from Alcyone Tragedie, 3 p.m., & 8 p.m., At. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
For info. call 662-3976.
Organ Recital Series-Brandon Spence and William Welch, 7 p.m., St.
Peter's Episcopal Church,Tecumseh.
PTP-Mirandolina, 8 p.m., Mendelssohn Theater.
Canterbury Loft-Peter Alsop, folksinger, 7:30 p.m., 332 S. State.
Breakthrough - Meeting of disabled students, 2 p.m., Mich. League Rm.
Alpha Chi Sigma-Spaghetti Dinner, 4:30 p.m., 1319 Cambridge.
East Quad Chess Club-Chess Simultaneous match by Grand Master Vuk-
cevich, 1 p.m., Michigan League Library.
Wholistis Health Council-Ayurvedic seminars with Dr. Robert Svoboda.
Call 662-4673 for more info.
Karma Tehgsum Choling-Discussion on Buddhist texts, 4 p.m., 734 Foun-
- Hillel-Kosher deli dinner, 6 p.m., 1429 Hill; Israeli Folkdancing, 7 p.m.,
1429 Hill; Meekreh deli dinner, 6p.m., Markley Concourse Lounge; Meekreh
Apples & Honey Planning meeting, 9:30 p.m., East Quad Green Lounge.
City Parks & Recreation Dept-Open House at Mack Swimming Pool,
swimming & diving exhibitions and free refreshments to commemorate
opening of MackPool's fall season, 1-5 p.m., Mack Pool.
Guild House-Brunch meeting, "Why Are We Here?" Graduate Women's
Network, noon, Guild House, 802 Moroe.
Rick's American Cafe-Hard Corps band, tonight.
The Gamma Pi chapter of the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Frater-
nity will sponsor a blood drive Monday through Thursday for the benefit of
the American Red Cross.
Hours of the drive, which will beh eld in the Michigan Union, are 11 a.m.-5
AAFC-Creature from the Black Lagoon, 7 & 10 p.m.; It Came From Outer
Space, 8:30 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Cinema Guild - The House on Chelouche Street (free), 8 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Americans for Democratic Action-Mass mtg., 7 p.m., Union Conf. Rm. 4.
SACUA-Meeting, 2:30 p.m., President's Conference Room, Admin. Bldg.
Applied Mechanics-Lecture, Carl Popelar, "Fracture of Viscoelastic
Materials," 4 p.m., 246 W. Engin Bldg.
Economics-Lecture, Wayne Passmore, "TROLL Econometrics Program
(Part I)," 7:30 p.m., 102 Econ Bldg.
Chemistry -. Lecture, Inorganic seminar, John Margrave, '"Metal Atom
Reactions With Water, Ammonia, and Other Lewis Bases: Matrix Isolation
Studies," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem. Bldg.,
Extension Service-Annual meeting, Association of NROTC Coleges &
Universities, Campus Inn, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Eclipse Jazz-Registrationm for Improvisational Workshop, Union box of-
Hillel-Rosh Hashanah services, Orthodox 7 p.m. at Hillel, Conservative
7:15 p.m. at Power Center, Reform 7:15 p.m. at Hillel.
Chabad House-Rosh Hashanah services, 7:30 p.m., 715 Hill.
Guild House-Poetry reading, Lyn Coffin & Anna Nissen, 8 p.m., 802
Women's Field Hockey-'M' vs. MSU, 4 p.m., home.
UM Square Dancing-free lessons, meetings every Monday night, 7 p.m.,
Florida police arrest
A mateur and Commercial Photofinishing
Detroit (UPI) - A Detroit
man, wanted in the firebombing of a
southwest Detroit home in which four
teenagers died, has been arrested in
Florida, police said.
Pedro Medina, 22, was captured
Friday by FBI agents in Fort Lauder-
dale. He iswanted byDetroit homicide
police on a warrant charging him with
arson and four counts of murder.
FOUR TEENAGERS were killed
Aug. 2 in the early morning firebom-
bing. The victims were identified as
Elisio Alva, 19; Jerrardo Alva, 18;
Maria Alva, 15 and a neighborhood
friend who was spending the night,
Tanya Valdez, 17.
Two other men are being held in the
Wayne County Jail in connection with
the killings. Frank Colon, 28, was cap-
tured by police in London, Ky. Louis
Cabrerra was arrested by Detroit and
Dearborn police in a Dearborn super-
market where he worked.
Police said Medina, who was arrested
by FBI agents without incident, was
planning on leaving for Mexico the day
of his arrest.
Detroit FBI spokesman John An-
thony said Medina reportedly said he
was tired of running from the law, and
was glad that part of his ordeal was
Medina was reportedly living ,in a
hotel for the last two weeks and had
secured a job as a painter's helper in
the Fort Lauderdale area.
Medina is currently being held
withoutbond in Fort Lauderdale, pen-
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ANKARA, Turkey (UPI) -
Guerrillas shot and killed three election
officials in Tehran and firing squads
executed another 22 dissidents accused
of being members of pro-American
groups, Tehran radio said yesterday.
Three of the gunmen who attacked
the election officials were killed by
revolutionary guards in the shootout on
Friday, the radio said.
It was the first reported violence
linked to the Oct. 2 elections to choose a
successor to slain president Moham-
med Ali Rajai and to elect new deputies
to parliament, whose ranks have been
depleted by assassinations.
The three slain election officials were
canvassing in Tehran's northwestern
Kan district for a large turnout at the
polls when the guerrillas ambushed
them, the broadcast monitored in
AT THE SAME time, the radio said
firing squads killed 22 "active mem-
bers of the Mojahideen Khalq guerrilla
group and "other mini-groups linked to
the United States."
The deaths brought the total number
of executions in Iran since the ouster of
former President Abolhassan Bani-
Sadr in June to 1,189.
Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeini told Iranians on Friday that
they must turn out and vote for a new
president as a "religious duty."
IN PARIS, Mojahideen guerrilla
leader Massoud Rajavi called for a
total boycott of the elections and urged
his armed followers to use their
weapons whenever necessary in a
terror campaign to stop the balloting.
An underground Mojahideen force
has been carrying out hit-and-run at-
tacks against the Islamic regime for
some time. Said to consist of more than
50,000 young men and women, it is led
by Rajavi's aide and Mojahideen
"military commander," Moussa
Since the executions began, 101
Islamic clergymen have been
assassinated, 74 of them in a single
bomb attack June 28 on the ruling party
headquarters in Tehran.
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