The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 16, 1987 - Page 3
By PETER MOONEY
Political Science Prof. Ali
Mazrui said apartheid helps prevent
AIDS from reaching the same
severity in South Africa as in the
rest of Africa, but he added that
apartheid is "too high a price to
pay" for this limited protection.
In a lecture Friday evening in the
Ford Amphitheater of the
University Hospital, Mazrui said
the racial and geographical
separation enforced by the South
African government prevents the
disease from spreading as quickly as
it has in other African countries.
In a racially segregated society,
if the disease occurs in one race,
let's say whites, it is possible to
prevent it from spreading to the
black community because sex
relations are discriminatory,"
M A Z R U I said he believes
apartheid will break down and that a
revolution against that system will
succeed sometime in the mid-
1990s. "A million Africans will die
(in the violence and of AIDS) by
that day," Mazrui said. He also
foresees an increase in the spread of
AIDS within South Africa once
apartheid's racial separations end
and interracial sex becomes more
When apartheid ends, however,
the superior medical facilities and
internal communications apparatus
of South Africa will help
authorities combat the disease more
effectively than in other African,
countries, Mazrui said.
Mazrui, who was born in Kenya,
is famous for hosting the public
television series "The Africans."
While filming the series he became
more aware of how widespread and
serious AIDS is on that continent.
Inadequate medical facilities in
much of Africa help perpetuate the
problem, and Mazrui believes the
problem will not be alleviated until
more aid is given through groups
such as the World Health
WASHINGTON (AP) - A
Michigan State University astro -
nomer and her colleagues, peering
past clouds of gas and the glare of
starlight, say they have discovered
the largest known galaxy, a giant
spiral of stars 13 times as big as
the Milky Way.
Women's Studies major
gains in popularity
By STEVEN TUCH
Many students enter the University hoping to
graduate with degrees in profitable areas like
engineering, political science, or chemistry. But in
recent years, a new major has developed not many
students know about - Women's Studies.
The Women's Studies Program - an
interdisciplinary academic unit within LSA - has
been offering an undergraduate concentration since
1975. More than a dozen students are currently
concentrating in Women's Studies, though most of
them double major in another field.
According to Associate Director of Women's
Studies Peg Lourie, the program, which requires only
24 hours of advanced level courses in Women's
Studies, is designed to encourage double concen -
trators. Most majors require 30 or more concentrated
In addition, three cognate courses in a single
discipline outside Women's Studies are required to
start the concentrator toward a second major.
"People aren't used to the major," said Jennifer
Akfirat, an LSA senior in Women's Studies. "People
don't treat it at all like other academic majors."
AKFIRAT is majoring solely in Women's
Studies. "I have learned to write well, think well, and
approach problems analytically," she said.
"With my concentration in women's studies, I
have a broad future to choose from. I can basically go
into any type of graduate program."
Akfirat is a member of Ann Arbor City Council's
rape prevention committee and an employee at the
University's Sexual Assault Prevention and
The Women's Studies program provides
concentrators with a detailed review of inter -
disciplinary research on women. In addition, the
major offers the concentrators an internship. The
classes are designed to encourage comparative
thinking on women's experience outside mainstream
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The major deficiency of the
University's latest proposal, accord-
ing to Haddy, is that no salary
increase is included. She said that
the total value of the offer is only
slightly higher that the previous
"It's just not good enough for a
three-year contract," she said. "We
really, would like a two-year
The GEO did not change its
position much, Haddy said,
although it did tone down its
demands for paid teaching assistant
training and a spring-summer
In other contract related action,
the general membership of the
union voted Thursday night to
authorize the steering committee to
call for a strike vote, if necessary.
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practices on a diablo, an ancient Chinese toy. He and other jugglers were
practicing on the Diag Friday for the upcoming 1987 Mid-Winter Juggle.
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ATLANTA (AP) - Democrat Democratic voters polled said they
Gary Hart and Republican George would consider voting for Hart, the
Bush are the front-running former senator from Colorado,
presidential hopefuls in a poll of while 18 percent said no.
Southerners one year before the Of the Republican voters, 69
"Super Tuesday" primaries. percent said they would consider
Fifty-six percent of the potential voting for Bush.
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surge in flight delays last year,will
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Down By Law (Jim Jarmusch,
1986), MTF, 7:45 p.m., Mich.
Jarmusch, the recognized master of
grey humor, gives us a droll but
strangely warm tale of three men
who's lives collide when they are
tossed into the same prison cell.
Tom Waits and John Lurie star in
this offbeat commentary on the
nature of life.
Three Films On New York
And It's Architecture, Eye,
8:00 p.m., 214 N. 4th.
Includes a musical tribute to the
erection of a skyscraper
(Skyscraper), as well as The City
and The Wonder Ring.
Half Life (Dennis Osborne,
1985), C2, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.,
This Ann Arbor premeire concerns
Australians poisoned by the
hydrogen bomb tests of the 1950s.
Owen Johnson - "Broadcasting
in the Soviet Union and Eastern
Europe," Center for Russian and
East European Studies, 8-10 p.m.,
Commons Room, Lane Hall.
Ann English - "Hemoprotein
Mediated Electron Transfer," De-
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Room 1200, Chemistry Bldg.
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"Women in Jewish Life," Hillel, 7
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