The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 25, 1985 - Page 3
By CHRISTY RIEDEL
Students who want to learn more
about Hispanic culture can for the fir-
st time pursue a concentration in their
field of interest through the Latino
Although the program began last
fall, students could not officially con-
centrate until this fall, said Prof. John
Chavez, program director.
LATINO studies is an inter-
disciplinary program which requires
concentrators to focus on a traditional
area of study, Chavez said. Concen-
trators have the option of directing
the focus of their program by taking
courses through one of four different
departments: political science,
history, sociology, and comparative
Courses offered through the Latino
Studies Program form the basis of the
concentration and focus mainly on
Hispanics in the United States.
"What connects all the (concen-
tration) options are the courses we
administer," said Biology Professor
John Vandermeer, who was a mem-
ber of the University committee
which set up the program.
CHAVEZ SAID the idea for the
program arose out of concern that so
few courses on Hispanic affairs were
being offered at the University.
"Students and faculty went to the ad-
ministration and requested more
courses on this matter," Chavez said.
"It was a combination of interest
shown by Hispanic students and
faculty and the administration,"
The program is on a three-year trial
basis and at the end of that time,
faculty involved report the progress
of the program to the University.
ALTHOUGH THE program is still
new, Vandermeer said he is pleased
so far. "It's grown slowly but substan-
tially in the last 18 months," he said.
Four classes were offered through
the program last year, and that num-
ber has grown to seven this year.
Chavez hopes that by next year the
program will be offering 10 courses.
"We've had a good response (from
students), but not overwhelming,"
Chavez said. "Word hasn't got out
yet." Chavez estimated that around 50
students are taking courses through
the program this semester.
Although classes are relatively
small, Chavez said the program has
attracted a diverse group. "They're
actually quite varied ethnically.
We're quite pleased with that because
it widens the group we're getting to,"
Ara Martinez, an engineering
sophomore who sat on the committee
which set up the program said that
she has been impressed with the
classes she has taken through Latino
Studies. She also thinks such courses
serve an important purpose at the
"We need not just to re-educate our-
selves, but educate the whole Univer-
sity (about Hispanic culture and
issues)," she said.
Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
Pittsfield Township Police Sergeant Anthony Latarski takes information from Reverand Jim Lewis of the
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation for a police report. Lewis was one of 48 protesters who were arrested for
trespassing at Congressman Carl Pursell's office on Monday.
Activists protest U.S.
S. African rioting
'takes two more lives
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seriously because Pursell didn't even
show up but the numbers are growing
and I think the people are becoming
more mad and more aware," said
Carey Garlick, one of the students
Many of the protesters say they got
arrested to draw attention to the
situation in Central America.
"If one reads the papers one may
find reports of death squads and
killings but the overriding message is
that the situation is improving - it is
not," said Don Coleman, co-director
of the Guild House and one of those
"I HAVE A burning passion to do
what I can to help the records. I have
no other option than to protest,"
"We've got to keep talking," said
Jim Lewis, pastor of the Episcopal
Church of the Incarnation. "I'm sure
the only reason the Reagan ad-
ministration is holding back at all is
because the American people are
talking about it."
"Pursell's constituents will become
more aware and they will help us in-
fluence Pursell," said Melissa
Mackenzie, a Peace Corps volunteer
in Costa Rica for three years and one
of the protesters who got arrested.
"THE SALVADORAN government
is reponsible for between 40,000 and
50,000 civilian deaths every year and
we are partially responsible for thsoe
deaths," said Peter Rosset, an
economics teaching assistand and one
of the protesters who was arrested.
"You used to hear about the death
squads but now there is blanket bom-
bing directed toward civilians to drive
them out of the countryside so they
can't support the rebels," Rosset said.
The protesters said they feel
responsible for the deaths of the
civilians because U.S. tax dollars
provide the bombs and planes.
"Anybody who pays taxes to sup-
port the killings in El Salvador is also
responsible for the government's ac-
tions," said Mark Weinstein, one of
the protesters who was arrested.
LEWIS AND OTHER protesters say
that the United States is fighting a two
front war from its bases in Honduras
with Nicaragua on its southern border
and El Salvador on its Southwestern
TherU.S. provides guns, bombs, and
planes to the Salvadoran government,
trains the Salvadoran soldiers, and
provides targets for the Salvadorans
through reconaissance flights, Lewis
"We are a key link in the air-war
against the Salvadorans," Lewis said.
"The Honduras is a land-based air-
craft carrier," he said.
"There are 7 tons of bombs dropped
a day and those bombs are paid for by
the U.S. and aimed at people I know. I
have an image of those people in my
mind - I can see them," Coleman
"We're all members of the world
community and we have a respon-
sibility to each other," said Fred
Chase, a community member and one
of the protesters who was arrested
"In ayrefugee camp in Guazapa I
spoke to a 44-year-old woman who just
lost her 5 children and her husband
when ground soldiers swept through
her village after an air strike," Lewis
said. "The soldiers cut her husband's
head off and shot 2 of her children the
others ran away but she didn't know
where they went."
"Her story is indelibly ingrained in
my mind and the pain that innocent
civilians are going through keeps me
motivated," Lewis said.
A red couch valued at $925 and a
brown loveseat worth $760 were
reported stolen Monday from a lounge
in Mosher Jordan residence hall, ac-
cording to Bob Peifer, assistant direc-
tor of campus security.
- Linda Holler
NEW YORK (AP) - Former
Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
said yesterday that he has told the
White House not to negotiate for his
release should he ever be kidnapped
Kissinger also said during a parcel
discussion of how the press handled
the TWA hijacking in Beirut,
Lebanon, last June that he wished
that television news would not put
terrorists on the air to broadcast their
demands and grievances.
"AS A fundamental national polioy
it is best to adopt a position of no
negotiation anud o no conuessions,"
Kissinger said during the discussion
sponsored by Washington Journalismp
"I feel so strongly about this thatI
have deposited a letter with evelw
national security adviser that if j,
should ever be captured I want no
negotiation and if I should request a
negotiation from captivity, they
should consider that as a sign df
duress," Kissinger said at tale
discussion, held before about 100 idi-
vited corporate communications
executives, journalists and
Kissinger, secretary of state
under Presidents Nixon and Ford,
said that trying to rescue a hostage
should be government policy.
HE ALSO questioned the wisdom of
putting hostages' families on the air."
ABC News President Roode
Arledge said he agreed.
"If I had my way we would never
cover hostage families," he said.
"But there is a human element there.
Van Gordon Sauter, executive vile
president of CBS Broadcast Grou,
said he saw nothing wrong with put-
ting hostages' families on televisii
provided the approach w
"disciplined and non-exploitive."
"It's a matter of taste," he said.
"Some of the interviews were too
aggressive under the circumstan-
Arledge clashed repeatedly witp
Rep. Thomas Luken, (D-Ohio), the
only elected official on the panel. r
Luken condemned television fdr
running interviews with hostags
"who are controlled, coached argI
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
(AP) - Two blacks were slain in
another outburst of anti-apartheid
rioting yesterday night and officials
announced that a black political ac-
tivist had died while in police custody.
The latest riot deaths came in
clashes near Cape Town and Port
Elizabeth, the major urban centers in
Cape Province in the south of the
Police reported political activist
Muyiselo Mbotya, 35, died Saturday at
East London after being arrested
Friday. Mbotya's colleagues said he
was a member of the United
Democratic Front, the country's
main, multiracial organization op-
posed to apartheid.
Police did not explain Mbotya's
death, the 11th in police custody in 18
months, but they said it was under in-
In the riot deaths, a 20-year-old
black bus conductor perished in the
bus when it was mobbed in the black
township of Guguletu, east of Cape
Town, and set on fire, according to a
police spokesman at national
headquarters in Pretoria.
He said 33 blacks between the ages
of 16 and 33 were arrested in Zwide, a
black area outside Port Elizabeth, af-
ter a 62-year-old man was killed by
repeated chops with axes.
Auditions for Mime Troupe will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight in 1209
Union. No experience is necessary.
MED - From Russia with Love, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
MTF - Richard III, 8 p.m., Michigan Theater.
CG - Zoo in Budapest, 7 p.m.; Cabin in the Sky, 8:45 p.m., MLB 3.
Dissertation Support Group - Meeting, 1:30 p.m., 3100 Union.
Science Fiction Club - Meeting, Stilyagi Air Corps, 8:15 p.m.,
Baha'i Club - Meeting, 5:10 p.m., Union.
Michigan Gay Undergrads - Meeting, 9 p.m., 802 Monroe Street.
MENSA - Meeting, 7 p.m., Real Seafood Co.
Ann Arbor Libertarian League - organizational meeting, 7 p.m., Room
C, Michigan League.
Triathelon Club - meeting, 8 p.m., Green Lounge, East Quad.
Muslim Student Association - Islamic Coffee hour, noon, Room D,
Communications Department - Peter Grose, "Political Com-
munication & the Middle East," noon, Marsh Seminar Room, Frieze
Electrical and Computer Science - Vision Group Research Seminar,
Ali Kayaalp, "Visual Inspection of Semiconductor Wafers," 5 p.m., 2076
Industrial Engineering - Seminar, Paul Ranky, "Computer In-
tegrated Manufacturing," 4 p.m., 241 IOE.
Chemistry - Seminar, James Lee, "Molecular Structure of a Double
Helical DNA Fragment at Atomic Resolution," 1200 Chemistry; Jordan
Bloomfield, "Large Scale Production of Sorbic Acid," 1300 Chemistry.
Microcomputer Education Center - Workshops: Using Window with
Your IBM-Compatible Microcomputer (Pt. II), 10:30 a.m.; Macintosh
System Selection, 10:30 a.m., 3113 SEB.
Russian & European Studies - Brown Bag Lecture, Alfred Meyer,
"Research on Women in the Soviet Union & Eastern Europe," noon, Lane
Hall Commons Room.
Computing Center - Workshops, Macintosh System Selection, 10:30
a.m.; Introduction to Text Processing on MTS, 3 p.m.; Learning to Use
the MTS File Editor, 7 p.m., 1013 NUBS.
Geological Science - Lecture, Thomas Jordan, "Deep Structure of
Continents," 4 p.m., 4001 CC Little.
Canterbury House - Liberation Eucharist, 5 p.m., 218 N. Division.