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- The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 30, 1986- Page 3

New campus escort
program begins.service

Volunteers for SafeWalk, a
new campus-wide escort service,
began operating Sunday night-
despite the lack of telephone
service- by accompanying 10
people to their destinations.
"It uplifted us because we
expected it to start out slow without
the phone. We're really positive
now," said LSA freshman Leslie
Cole, a coordinator of the
The program is part of a
University-wide effort to improve
safety conditions on campus.
"SafeWalk is an alternative to
walking alone at night," said
LSA sophomore Michelle
Missaghieh, another coordinator.
THE SERVICE'S phone was
supposed to be installed Sept. 25,
but it did not work until
yesterday. Steve Mayo, Manager
of Telecommunication Systems
at the University, said the delay
arose because of "a lack of
manpower. There is a lot of
demand (for phone installations)
and just X amount of manpower."
SafeWalk receives calls at its
office on the ground floor of the
Undergraduate Library and

dispatches a two-person walking
team-either two women or a man
and a woman-to the caller's
location. The team accompanies
people virtually anywhere in the
central campus area, according to
Missaghieh. Walkers wear
orange vests and carry SafeWalk
picture identification cards.
SafeWalk is a precautionary
measure against any type of
crime and gives both men and
women the opportunity to
participate more freely in
activities after dark, Missaghieh
In the winter term of1985, the
Michigan Student Assembly
distributed a survey to 300 men
and women about a SafeWalk-
type program. The study
indicated that 75 percent of the
women and 10 percent of the men
surveyed would use such a
Amy Simon, chairman of the
Women's Issues Committee of the
Public Interest Research Group in
Michigan, "SafeWalk exists to
provide people with. options. If
men want to use the service it is
available to them."
LSA sophomore Gary Rudman,
a program volunteer, said, "I
cannot see any situation where I
wou.d use SafeWalk, but I would
encourage all the women I know
to use it. It's great for someone
who wants to leavefthe library
earlier than her friends but
doesn't want to walk alone."

The project took off last year
when the women's issues
committees of MSA and PIRGIM
decided to work together on the
project. The groups hired
Missaghieh to coordinate a pilot
program in the West Quad, Betsy
Barbour, and Helen Newberry
residence halls.
When the project succeeded,
coordinators decided to develop a
campus-wide program modeled
after similar projects at other
universities, including Ohio
State, Harvard, Oklahoma, and
Ferris State.
The Department of Public
Safety and Security, Housing
Security, MSA, PIRGIM, the
Sexual Assualt Awareness and
Prevention Center, the Under-
graduate Library, and the
University Cellar sponsor Safe-
Walk by donating money and
"There has been a great
amount of cooperation between
different aspects of the University
to get this program off the
ground," according to Public
Safety Officer Vein Baisden, a
staff coordinator for SafeWalk.
The SafeWalk office is in
Room 102 of the Undergraduate
Library and operates Sunday
through Thursday from 8 p.m. to
1:30 a.m. The service is
available to students, faculty, and
staff and can be reached by
.calling 936-1000 on off-campus
phones or 6-1000 on campus

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Homecoming bash
Engineering sophomore Bill Kishler, a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, takes a swing at a front right
fender during the annual car bash in the Diag last Friday. The bash, a fraternity competition, was one of the
opening events of Homecoming weekend.

c ipse
America faces a dark hou
Friday, and a few minutes more
That's when the new moon c
October will steal between th
Earth and sun, triggering a
eclipse-an event th'at has bee
the source of religious dogma
folklore, fearful predictions an
wild speculation throughou
Long seen as aberrationso
nature, many primitive people
considered eclipses somethin

to create hour
- needing correction, and they that the one F
r responded with prayers, cere- observe for t
. monies, noisemaking, sacrifices most of the1
)f and other activities. Canada-exce
e , Some Indians in the Pacific Arizona, and
n Northwest, for example, believed Western M
n that eclipses occurred when the Mexico City w
a, moon, a female, went to visit her see the eclipse
d husband, the sun. The Cherokee visible in n
t are said to have had a similar America and
idea, but considered the sun America.
of female and the moon male. The best vi
s Scientists can predict eclipses Northeast, wit
g more accurately, and they say just a thin

riday will b
he cautiou
United Sta
ept for Ca
part of
exico in
ill also beL
, althoughi
much of
ewing will1
th the sunk

)e easy to England and eastern Canada.
s across Although the sun is partially
ates and obscured, the light will still be
lifornia,very powerful -and looking
Oregon. directly at it is just as dangerous
cluding as at any other time, astronomers
unable to warn. Looking directly at the sun
it will be can result in blindness.
z South . The best way to view the eclipse
iby poking a pinhole in
be in the cardboard and focusing the light
becoming onto a sheet of white cardboard a
in New few feet away.

author: Nicholas Walterstorff


7:30 P.M.

Deans approve of report on classified research

(Continued from Page 1)
Goldstein said he sympathizes with the
minority report's concern over researchers'
freedom to do secret research, but ultimately,
"openness takes precedence."
AN ASSOCIATE dean of the Business
School said most faculty members and
administrators in the business school are
satisfied with the majority report, but he noted
that the school has only just begun its

discussion of the proposals.
The associate dean said the proposals of
the majority report probably would not have a
major impact on research in the business
The Research Policies Committee will
hold two or three more meetings before it
makes its recommendations to University
PresidentHarold Shapiro and Vice President
for Research Linda Wilson.

COMMITTEE chairman George
Carignan said he hopes to have someone
representing the "left" perspective on
classified research -someone who feels
more restrictions should be made-speak to
the group.
Carignan also said he wants to have a
representative from the Division of Research
and Development Agency speak to the

Walterstorff is a friend of Allan Boesak
and recently visited to support him in court.
A discussion with the author of
this highly recommended book.
Office of Ethics and Religion, Campus Chapel, First-Presbyterian Church,
First Baptist Church, Program on Studies on Religion

, Chernobyl disaster causes Soviet power crunch

MOSCOW (AP)-The Cher-
nobyl nuclear disaster and
building delays at three other
atomic power plants are con-
tributing to serious shortfalls in
the Soviet electricity supply as
winter approaches, the newspaper
Pravda said today.
In a front-page editorial that
urged all citizens to save
electricity at home and work, the
Communist Party daily gave no

details of how the Chernobyl
accident has affected the national
power supply, nor specify how
much electricity has been lost as a
result of the April 26 disaster.
The accident at the power
station in the Soviet Ukraine
destroyed Chernobyl's No. 4
reactor and led to the immediate
shutdown of the plant's remain-
ing three reactors.
SOVIET MEDIA have said that




Campus Cinema
The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasdan,
1983), CG, 7:00 & 9:00 p.m., Aud
Seven old friends gather to search
for whatever it was they had and
lost during the '60's, and find out
that all they really need is each
Pull My Daisy And Other
Selected Films (Robert Frank &
Alfred Leslie, 1959), Eye, 214 N.
Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac,
and Gregory Courso are featured
in this look at those Bohemian
Beatniks. Also, Deathstyles, and
some other good stuff. Crazy,
mzn, crazy.
Sugar Baby (Percy Adlon, 1985),
MTF, 7:45 p.m., Mich.
This love story was all the rage at
the New York Film Festival, so
see it and be hip.

with U-M," noon-1 p.m., MLB
Lecture room 1.
A. Sullivan - "Israel & the
Palestines: An Update," noon
lunch, International Center.
Harriet Mills - "View from the
Inside," Center for Chinese
Studies brown bag, noon, Lane
Hall commons.
D. Buss - "Evolution & Mate
Selection (Human)," 12:30 p.m.,
4054 Kresge Hearing Research
Joseph A. Boyd -
"TheInternational Competetive
Equation," 7 p.m., School of
Business Administration Hale
CEW Job Hunt Club - noon &
1:30 p.m., 350 S. Thayer.
Career Planning and Placement
RecruitmentProgram - 4:10-5
p.m., MLB 3.

Chernobyl's No. 1 reactor will be
brought back on line in the next
few days and that the No.,2 reactor
is scheduled to be working in
There has been no word on
when the No. 3 reactor, adjacent to
the ruined No. 4 unit, will come
back into operation.
Each of the reactors has a
capacity of 1,000 megawatts.
Pravda's editorial was only the
Soviets in
(Continued from Page 1)
and space station."
Challenger exploded shortly
after liftoff in January, killing
all seven crew members.
He said the government should
use funds to launch new space
probes and analyze data
accumulated from past and
current, projects. If the
government cuts other programs
to rebuild the shuttle, Donahue
said, "NASA could risk losing a
lot of excellent young minds that
we have in space science."
Thomas Adamson, chairman
of the Unversity's aerospace
engineering department, dis-
agreed. "I respect Professor
Donahue and understand his
feelings, but there are many job
opportunities available now and
will be available in the future," he
said, because aerospace jobs are
available in the private sector.
THE SHUTTLE disaster is a
symptom of deeper problems in
the U.S. space program,
according to Donahue. "U.S.

latest in a series of appeals for
better work from the nation's
power industry and for economy
at home and in factories as winter
The national television news
on Sunday evening also carried a
lengthy report on the need to save
electricity. In August, the ruling
party Politburo also stressed the
necessity to produce more power.
A New Beginning
" Tuesday, Sept. 30
Michigan Union
Rm. 1209
7 pm
* Wednesday, Oct. 1
For more information call 769-8421

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