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(OPUS'9 used
by party,
MSA says

The Michigqn Student Assembly
yesterday fined a member of the
Meadow Party for copyright
violations in its use of a comic strip
character in his campaign.
David Newblatt, an LSA sophomore
who is running for MSA represen-
tative, posted a picture of himself
next to Opus, a penguin from the com-
mic strip Bloom County.
ALTHOUGH the Washington Post
Writers Group, which holds the
copyright for the comic strip, permit-
ted the party to use Opus under cer-
tain conditions, Newblatt violated

those conditons said Richard
Layman, administrative coordinator
for the assembly.
The provisions state that all uses of
Opts must include copyright infor-
mation, reprint permission statemen-
ts, and entire comic strip panels;
characters cannot be seperated from
the panels or be altered in any way;
and although words in tle panels can
be painted out, candidates may not
put their picture into the panels.
MSA gave Newblatt a Cease and
Desist Order yesterday and ordered
him to pay a $20 fine for violating an
election procedure. If Newblatt does

not pay the fine, his votes from the
election will not be tallied.
NEWBLATT said he was unaware
of any of the copyright provisions
when he made his posters. "I had no
idea that any of this was going on until
after I had made my posters," he
said. Newblatt added that he "knew
that there would be some controversy
but was convinced that there would be
no problem" when his posters were
MSA member Kurt Muenchow, the
Meadow Party's presidential can-
didate was ordered to revise his cam-
paign posters last week.

The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 18, 1986- Page 3
Holocaust survivors
tell of moral choices

Protesters as]
Some students who had protested a
major defense contractor which
visited the campus earlier this month
last night asked the Ann Arbor City
Council to enact guidelines for police
actions during demonstrations.
The students were angry about both
the Ann Arbor police's and the
University security's actions during
and after the protest of the Lawrence
Livermore Labs on March 7
MEMBERS of Campus Against
weapons in Space, Michigan Alliance
for Disarmament and other campus
groups stood near entrances of the
Stearns Building on North Campus to
protest Livermore Labs and to inform

k council for demonstration guidelines

the engineering students interviewing
with Livermore about the private
defense contractor's research projec-
ts. Livermore Labs is one of the
nation's largest defense contractors.
When protesters arrived at the
building, it was locked and both Ann
Arbor Police and campus seclrity
guards were standing at the doors.
Leo Heatley, director of Public
Safety, said the protesters were
locked out so they would not interrupt
the interviews.
An hour and one-half after the
protest began the number of
protesters dwindled , but more police
arrived, including three police
dressed in riot gear and one plain-

clothes officer with a videotape
machine, said Ingrid Kock, an LSA
senior who is the Michigan Student
Assembly's military researcher.
AFTER the protesters left the
Stearns Building, both police and
campus security officers followed
them from North Campus, through
Central Campus, and finally to Harold
Shapiro's office.
Heatley said they were followed
because there was fear that the
protesters would resume their rally.
Kock said, however, that the protest
at the Stearns Building was peaceful
and the demonstraters did not plan to
continue the protest.
STUDENTS told city council mem-

bers that the police and campus
security overreacted to the demon-
Kock said, "It is necessary that
police intimidation of protesters must
stop, whether it be through excessive
numbers, through videotaping
demonstrators, or through following
demonstrators from the scene of a
protest. These actions inhibit the con-
stiutional right to freedom of speech."
The city council decided to schedule
a working session on March 31 to talk
aobut the police's treatment of the
protesters. Council member Kathy
Edgren (D-Fifth Ward) asked that eh
police chief attend the session. The
session is open to the public,

Reading from reports and showing
videotaped testimonies of several'
Holocaust survivors, a speaker at the
Seventh Annual Conference on the
Holocaust illustrated that the sur-
vivors need a new "language" to
discuss the ethical dilemmas they
faced in the holocaust.
Speaking last night in the Union,
Lawrence Langer, an English
professor at Simmons College, said
"these testimonies may forceably
remind us that it is no longer ap-
propriate to use some words we did
before the Holocaust. Words like guilt,
shame, immoral - these are
irrelevant. We have to create a new
point of view."
IN ORDER to create a new "point
of view," Langer suggested language
that he calls "inconsolable.'
It adheres to the belief that "The ac-
tions of the blameless victims were
drawn by the enemy, to react against
civilized action that would have
motivated him in normal circumstan-
ces," Langer explained.
Illustrating what he called "abnor-
mal" circumstances, Langer read the
testimony of John *Weiss, a Jewish
"corpse packer" at Auschwitz Con-
centration camp, whose job it was to
watch as Jews were killed by
hypodermic injections and then
dispose of the bodies.
WEISS, WHO watched his father die
from a hypodermic injection by a
German guard named Clair, served
as a witness at a trial for SS soldiers
after World War II
The testimony goes on to say that
after Weiss' father died he began to
cry. When Clairasked Weiss why he
was crying he was shocked to find

that Weiss didn't want to tel lhim that
the corpse was his father. "Why didn't
you tell me? I wouldn't have killed
him," Langer read from Clair's
NOTING that it is "impossible for
us to judge" the right or wrong
choices of the Holocaust survivors,
Langer continued his presentation
with videotaped testimonies.
Both videotapes told the story of
survivors who were starving and stole
bread from friends in a bunkhouse.
"The constant condition of hunger is
most incommunicable," Langer said
before showing a tape of one woman
who still feels guilty for taking a small
piece of bread from her sleeping
ANOTHER man could barely speak
while trying to choke down tears as he
recounted a time when he and a
Russian friend were on a march. Both
were starving; his friend was dying.
"I was waiting that he should die so,
I could grab his bread," the survivor
Langer also told of a Jewish woman
and her young daughter who were
waiting to be deported. The child was
hungry, so her mother fed her a roll. It
was poisoned; the mother died instan-
tly and the daughter made such
"irritating" cries that she was shotby
an SS guard standing nearby.,
"THIS STORY will make no sense
unless we colloborate. And there is no
assurance that we will find satisfac-
tory answers," he said.
Langer ended his speech saying
that Jews today should try to find a
"language" that will in some way ex-
plain the rationale behind the ethical
choices Holocaust survivors made
and the dilemmas they face today
because of it.

Ethics code may force MSA to fulfill student needs


(Continued from Page )
The code forbids members to work
for any of the University's executive
officers or to have any "Financial
relationships" with executive of-
ficers. Such relationships include
partnerships, loan agreements, and

gifts. Financial aid, however, is not
considered such a relationship.
The code also forbids members to
ask other members to do their per-
sonal work, or use to use MSA resour-
ces for private use. Assembly mem-
bers must provide information about

student groups "accurately and in a
timely manner," the draft says.
MSA member Eric Schnaufer sup-
ports the ethics code because it is in
the "interest of MSA to protect the
public image." He added that the
provisions would make it clear that
membershave obligations to students
rather than administrators.
MSA member Mary Ann Nemer, an
LSA junior, says, however, that the

code would intrude upon a member s
personal life. "It is not anyone's
business where you work, and who
your familiar relationships are," she
said. "I consider it a personal
violation if there is a conflict of in-
Rick Frenkel, an engineering junior
on the assembly, said the code is
"totally unacceptable."

Police arrest 19 at protest

(Continued from Page 1)
little or no popular support in
Despite repeated attempts, say the
protesters, they have been unable to
elicit Pursell's response to their
position and hold a public discussion.
Thea Lee, vice president of
Rackham Student Government and
one of the protesters, said taht Pur-
sell's Washington office had hung up
on her three times yesterday.
Lee said "it's outrageous that

people in Ann Arbor who want to ex-
press their opinion have to call
Washington, D.C." In a related move
RSG voted unanimously last night to
support the protesters.
Gary Keats, Pursell's Washington
Press Secretary said Pursell was
aware of the protests and "thought it
unfortunate that the situation resulted
in arrests." Keats added that Pursell
knows the protesters' position and
that he had met with their leaders, a
claim that group members deny.





What's happening
around Ann Arbor

Chronic Illness in Families -
Hospital Social Work Staff, noon,
Ann Arbor Public Library.
The Nitty-Gritty of travel in
Europe - International Center, 3:30
p.m., 603 E. Madison.
Benjamin Schwartz - "Will Star
Wars Really Work?" Michigan
Alliance for Disarmament, 7:30
p.m., Angell Hall.
Charles D. Winker - "Deltaic
Sedimentation in a Rift/Pull-Apart
Basin: Pliocene Colorado Delta,
Salton Trough, California,"
Geology, 4 p.m. 4001 C.C. Little Bldg.
Wu Ga - "Institutes Studying
China's Southwestern Minorities,
and Current Topics of Research In-
terest," Chinese Studies, noon.
John Russell Brown - "The
Nature of Speech in Shakespeare's
Plays," English, 4 p.m., West Conf.
Room, Rackham.
Jay Belsky - "Marital Change
Across the Transition to Paren-
thood: Characteristics, Consequen-
ces and Determinants,"
Psychology, 8 p.m., West. Conf.
Room, Rackham.
Gilbert Gottlieb - "Nonobvious
Early Experimental Contributions
to Species-Specific Behavior in Bir-
ds," Psychobiology, 12:30 p.m., 4054
Carol Rittner - "The Courage to
Care," Hillel Conference on the
Holocaust, 7:30 p.m., Natural Scien-
ce Bldg.
Michael Martin - "Tannins and
Plant-Inspection Interactions,"
Botany, noon, 1139 Natural Science
Thomas Goodin -"Artificial
Blood," Bioengineering, 3:45 p.m.,
1017 Dow Bldg.
Alfred Storey -"Speaking Skills,"
CRLT, 3:30 p.m., 109 E. Madison.
Aikido Club - 5 p.m., Wrestling
Room, IMSB.
AIESEC-International Business
Club - 5:30 p.m., room 131, Business

Beginning woodworking -
Student Wood and Crafts Shop, 7
p.m., Student Activities Bldg.
Writing It Right: Punctuation -
HRD workshop, 8:30 a.m.
Creating Written Instruction -
HRD workshop, 8:30 a.m.
Hands-on Word Processors for
Managers and Supervisors - HRD
workshop, 1 p.m.
Weekly praise and message -
Christians in Action, 8:30 p.m.,
Bars and Clubs
The Ark (761-1451) - The Martin
Simmons Surprise Package, jazz,
blues, funk and folk.
Bird of Paradise (662-8310) - Bill
Heid Trio, bebop, Latin jazz, and
The Blind Pig (996-8555) - Frank
Allison and the Odd Sox, rock 'n'
The Earle (994-0211) - Larry
Manderville, solo jazz piano.
Mr. Flood's Party (995-2132) -
Willy De Young Blues Band, blues
and R&B.
Mountain Jack's (665-1133) -
Billy Alberts, easy listening vocalist
who plays piano and guitar.
The Nectarine Ballroom (994-5436)
- High Energy Dance Music with
DJ Roger "Night Fever" LeLievre.
Rick's American Cafe (996-2747)
- The Force, English dance hits and
rock 'n' roll.
U-Club (763-2236) - Reggae Night
with DJ Tom Simonian.
Films and Performances
Dream of a Free Country: A
Message From Nicaraguan
Women, Ann Arbor Women's Crisis
Center, 7:30 p.m., Wesley Lounge,
1st United Methodist Church.
This film, a record of women's
participation in both the revolution
and the building of a new society,
proceeds to benefit the Crisis Center
and a New York based organization
aiding Nicaraguan women and
children. Discussion following the

'U' teaching methods nee
(Continued from Page 1)
AS his students in honors introduc- discovered that memory is transmit-
tory psychology course finish taking- ted chemically. In the study, he fed
an examination in the Modern brains of trained worms to untrained
Languages Building, McConnell talks worms. The untrained worms then
slowly and deliberately while he demonstrated the skills of the trained
awaits their arrival nearby at Olga's worms.
restaurant. McConnell's slow, almost lazy voice
During the next hour, the students becomes more animated as he
will join him one at a time, with their describes the experiment. HIs left
completed tests in hand. After the hand holds a coffee stirrer represen-
students hand in their tests he will of- ting the worn while his right hand
fer them a few dollars to buy a coke or points at the "head" and "tail" for
"something to eat, drink, or be merry emphasis.
with." THE cannibalism study was con-
McConnell is well-known at the troversial and ahead of its time, ac-
University for his controversial coriding to McConnell. Most recently
grading system. If student does all the he was worked on studies involving
required work and performs to the autistic children's learning behavior.
level expected by McConnell, he or McConnell sees himself as a
she recieves an A in the course. Mc- maverick in the psychology depar-
Connell doesn't believe in surprising tment. "I'm not universally loved in
students - before a test, he gives them the department to say the least," he
a group of sample questions from laughs.
which he chooses the test questions. But psychology Prof. Wibert
Students and colleagues agree that McKeachie has only for the professor.
McConnell's teaching methods are "HE'S an excellent teacher, a very
unorthodox, but effective. good lecturer, and a very good
LSA senior Gary Sugarman heard writer," McKeachie said. "His
about McConnell's class three years ago system does facilitate learning, but
ago in the Honors Program office. it's different than most."
People warned him not to take the Although McConnell enjoys resear-
course, saying that he would learn ch, he says the Universigy placesetoo
nothing and earn an easy A. Sugar- much emphasis on research and not
man tooksthe course despite that ad- enough on teaching.
vice and is glad he did.enOU onthig.tpootda
McCONELLdoesn't teach an easy "YOU don't get promoted at
McCONNELLdos'tecanay Michigan for doing good teaching. In
class, said LSA sophomore Brenda facg r gdmedchifg.oI
Montgomery. "It's not a blow-off fact, you often get dumped on if you
class by any means," Montgomery are a good teacher...because you're
said. "He's really concerned with us spending time with students instead of
learning, whereas other people are spending time with rats or whatever
concerne d with their teaching it is that's going on in your
mthods ,laboratory,' he says.
mcConnell criticizes the quality of McConnell says he believes that
classroom instruction at the Univer- teachers need to take on greater
sity. responsibility in whether their studen-
"At Michigan we believe the only ts succeed or fail.
McConnell obviously loves
way to maintain quality is to throw _Mc__nne____bviusy___ves
people out, to make the teaching so
bad that the students can't learn.. . so CORRECTION
you flunk a given percentage of TherAshley's hamburger coupon in the
people," he said. "To me that is utter March 1 7th Daily showed the wrong ex-
paledas'headsTemehat isaller piration date. The correct expiration date is
balderdash,"he adds emphatically. March 31, 1986.. The Daily apologizes for
McConnell received criticism for any inconvenience this caused.
his research in the 1960s when

teaching. Although he was won other
awards and has worked with Nobel
prize winners, he is most proud of his
distinguished award for teaching which
he received from the National
Psychology Organization 10 years
"THE amusing thing to me is that I
have won the national prize, but I
have never been cited for good
teaching at the University," he says.
As more and more students show
up at the table, McConnell reminds
them of the upcoming party at his
house. Each term McConnell invites
his students out to his home for pizza,
beer, and swimming in his indoor
His huge house has hi-fis in every
room that play non-stop classical
"BUT I have a few rock n' roll
things for the students when they
come out," he says with a smile.
The mood at the table changes as

rd to chang2e, nrof. says
4 S '-

McConnell discusses the bombing at-
tack at his home last November.
McConnell, who lives alone,
recieved a package that exploded
when his assistant opened it: Hi&
assistant was slightly injured but Mc
Connell was unharmed.
"I learned a couple things from it:,
one, you can't plan your life totally.
The second thing that I learned is that
we're not very good at expressing love
and affection," McConnell says,
pausing intermittently to find the cor-
rect words.
He said that the, bombing startled
friends to get in touch with him, even
though he hadn't heard from them id
McConnell still takes the attack
At the same time, he doesn't let the
memory of the attack stifle his active,
lifestyle. "You just have go on and
live your life," McConnell says.





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