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because of it, though, and I simply
doubt Crouse will win. Ashcroft was one
of the best things about Passage, and
her winning will be fine with me. The
only nominee that I have any particular
enthusiasm for is Glenn Close.
While Supporting Actress had little
depth beneath the front-runner, Sup-
porting Actor has a lot of potential
dark-horse winners: Haing S. Ngor was
spectacular in The Killing Fields,
playing the Cambodian photographer
and interpreter Dith Pran. I think he
will win, and I think he should win. But
Adolph Caesar was also excellent in A
Soldier's Story, Noriyuki (Pat) Morita
was very good in The Karate Kid,
Ralph Richardson in Greystoke (who
would be receiving, the award
posthumously-the lack of an accep-
tance speech could shorten the
evening), and John Malkovich as a
blind boarder in Places could win
because one of the farm movies has to
win something. But as I said above,
Haing S. Ngor has to be seen as .a
favorite. If a surprise does happen, I
reckon Adolph Caesar would be my fir-
st runner-up. I definitely think the race
here is more open than Supporting Ac-
tress.I
That takes care of the major
categories, outside of Best Director.
There was a surprise nomination
there-Woody Allen's for Broadway.
Danny Rose. The other nominees were

Hulce (left) and Abraham: vying to be Best Actor

Milos Forman for Amadeus, David
Lean for Passage, Robert Benton for
Places and Roland Joffe for The Killing
Fields. Forman won the Director's
Guild award, making him a favorite
here too. Just as long as Robert Benton
doesn't win, I'll be happy.
And now we have a few loose ends.
The award for Original Screenplay will
go to Robert Benton, but I really think
the -most original work was Woody
Allen's script" for Broadway Danny
Rose..David Lean will definitely get the
award for Screenplay Adapation for
turning Forster's Passage into a movie,

which, if nothing else, does justice to
the book but I would like to see Charles
Fuller get a nomination for turning his
play A Soldier's Story into a thoughtful
movie.
Movie music is a special concern of
mine. John Williams received two
nominations for both The River and In-
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
I basically like Williams, but the for-
mer was average and the latter was
loud. Maurice Jarre made an awful
score for Passage and got a
nomination. Alex North, who seems to
come to the University of Michigan
every year, was nominated for Under
the Volcano, butj found the music there
made no impression at all. Randy

Newman composed a great score for
The Natural. I hope it wins, but John
Williams is a name, and that will count
for a lot. Why, oh why, did the music
Jerry Goldsmith did for Gremlins go
unnoticed? And no acting nomination
for Victor Banarjee in Passage.
Remember, Monday night is when we
get to see what the Academy actually
chose. Arm yourself with some caffeine
and enjoy. Prepare yourself by seeing
Oscar winners of old and new on cam-
pus and this year's nominees in first-
.run theaters over the weekend. You can
find out what's playing on the Cinema
Page. It should be fun, except for movie
reviewers who get proven wrong and
have to flee to Bolivia.

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A place
for peace
studies?.
By Jody Becker
U NITED NATIONS Ambassador
Jeanne Kirkpatrick adjusted his
tie and looked skeptically across the
room at Mahatma Gandhi. University
President Harold Shapiro cleared his
throat and launched into a diplomatic
statement about his intentions,
designed to embrace all and offend
none. Billy Frye, vice 'president for
academic affairs and provost, leaned
his chair back on two legs and smiled.
You're right. Jeanne Kirkpatrick is a
woman and Gandhi is dead. But in the
University courses Peace Studies 135
and 335, 60 students posed as these key
diplomatic and academic figures in a
series of five course sessions to
simulate what might happen if the
University were to propose that a bran-
ch of the United' States Institute of
Peace be established here.
The Peace Institute was created last
year by Congress in order "to provide
research and training opportunities in
the areas of mediation, conflict
resolution, and peace studies."
Congress also set aside grants to
establish branch satellite programs at eight
colleges and universities across the
country. These offices will "provide in-
terdisciplinary and multidisciplinary
examinations of the causes of war and
other international conflicts and the
elements of peace among the nations
and peoples of the world."
Though Congress has appropriated $4
million to the institute, it won't be laun-
ched until next month when President
Reagan nominates members to its
board of directors. And while no
colleges or universities have officially
formulated bids for consideration
students in the peace studies course
just this week arrived at a mock
proposal for the University of
Michigan.
The simulation game is the brain-
child of Len Suransky, an assistant
program director at Alice Lloyd and
one of the team of instructors for the
peace studies classes. The other
teachers are Psychology Prof. Dick
Mann, John Reiff, a Residential College
lecturer, and Debbie Balk, a graduate
student.
The students meet for a 2-hour lecture
and discussion section on alternating
days. Early in the term they were
divided into four sections representing
the conservative, liberal, radical, and
spiritual humanist political viewpoints.
In addition to general coursework,
students ineach section were required
to read articles which articulated their
sections' respective approach to various
issues such as economic policy, history,
arms control; and foreign relations.
Students were assigned the role of
community leaders, University ad-
ministrators, academic staff, cultural
figures, members of the press, and
student activists - all of whom would

Peace studies students: struggling for a proposal compromise
Proposal: (below) Radical section (CC's) calls for undergrad emphasis

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be expected to voice a concern in
establishing a branch of the peace in-
stitute at the University. Thus, LSA
junior Mitch Cicurel assumed the airs
and opinions of Jeanne Kirkpatrick and
LSA sophomore Paul Josephson studied
the mindset and mannerisms of
President Shapiro.
The primary objective of the
simulation game, which ran two-and-
one half weeks, was for each of the sec-
tions to formulate a proposal to present
to the University administration. The
four proposals, each approximately 30
pages in length; contain detailed ex-

During the simulation game, students
negotiated and compromised until they
hammered out one comprehensive
mock proposal embracing some of the
ideals of the four political factions.
Students say they find the inter-
disciplinary nature of the course highly
valuable, although they groan at the
reading list which includes selections
ranging from the teachings of passive
resistance as articulated by Gandhi to
Richard Nixon's Real Peace.
As Reiff said: "There needs to be
some way of bringing the insights of the
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need the chance to prove ourselves.'
Prof. Dick Mann
- peace studies instructor

planation of how the University might
best allocate funding and coordinate
existing research and educational
programs for the peace center.
The conservative group, for example,
proposed that the University emphasize
research over undergraduate education
and focus studies on nuclear security.
The Liberal sections, on the other hand,
said the thrust of the center should be
on undergraduate education and
pacifist approaches to political conflic-
ts.

a way for students to put the methods of
different disciplines into focus on peace
and peace-making.
"You could focus on questions of
peace as a history, political science, or
psychology, which is a route some
students have taken," he added. "But
there's something isolating about that.
The chance for all these desciplines to
meet in one program, well, there's an
enrichment when that can happen."
"If anything, this is the kind of course
you want people to come out of college

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