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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, November 17, 1987- Page 3
LSA-SG candidates are running unopposed

The two LSA juniors running unopposed for
the presidency and vice-presidency of the LSA
student government - want to campaign as
though they are underdogs against a "big,
powerful group."
Presidential candidate Barb Eisenberger and
Vice Presidential candidate Trisha Drueke want to
increase constituent awareness of LSA-SG.
Better meeting attendance is one way, so
LSA-SG will sometimes meet in dorms instead
of the Michigan Student Assembly chambers.
"If the students aren't going to come to us,
we're going to go out and get them," Eisenberger
Eisenberger and Drueke would like to continue
and expand their previous LSA-SG Executive
Council work on three issues: counseling, pre-
registration, and obtaining LSA credits for
ROTC students.
Eisenberger and Drueke are heading the SAID

party in the election. Eleven other students are
running for the 15-member Executive Council on
the SAID ticket.
Eisenberger chaired the group's internal
committee on counseling this year. Through a
survey, LSA-SG found that students are
dissatisfied with counseling services.
Publicity is part of the counseling problem.
Eisenberger said many students don't know about
counseling services until it is too late to get an
Drueke said students are dissatisfied with the
advice they receive from counseling. To combat
this, LSA-SG and the Student Counseling
Offices will set up tables in the hall by the
CRISP office to answer questions and help
people coordinate their schedules.
"We've got the funds, we've got the
credibility, they've got the resources. It's a good
coalition," Eisenberger said.
They also want to continue investigating

ways to make CRISP easier. Drueke said they
aren't looking for a system to replace CRISP,
but one that would tell departments ahead of time
what the demand for particular classes will be.
That way, departments would know if they would
need to add sections or find more money.
Eisenberger and Drueke will also continue
trying to get ROTC classes approved for LSA
credit, although LSA faculty members have
rejected the idea.
"LSA is real adamant about not giving credit,"
Drueke said.
One idea, Eisenberger said, is cross-listing
courses between LSA and ROTC. This, however,
needs approval from the University's Board of
LSA-SG mainly gives money to student
groups and appoints students to University-wide
committees such as the LSA Curriculum

Eisen berger
... unchallenged in presidential race

... will continue LSA-SG's work


Jewish feminist speak
on sexism in religion

Study links alcohol;

Marcia Falk, a professor at the
University of Judaism in Los
Angeles, spoke to an audience of
about 50 on her struggles to help
change a primarily sexist religion.
Her talk, last night in the
Kuenzel Room of the Michigan
Union, first addressed the sexist
attitudes of Judaism impressed
upon her as a child.
"God was always referred to as
He... I never thought of God as
female. That was unthinkable. It
was clear that maleness was
primary and femininity was
secondary in Judaism."
It was her trouble in accepting
the image of a male-only god that
led her to her work in feminist
"If we are all created by
divinity, than images of divinity
must reflect us all. The use of
unalterable formulas leads to
verbal idolatry," she said.
Falk said that all Jewish
blessings begin with the
unalterable phrase meaning,
'blessed are you Lord God, King
of the world.' In addition to the
gender specific word 'king,' the
word 'you' in Hebrew also refers
to the male gender. Once these
metaphorical phrases begin being

accepted literally as they are now,
they become "lies" according to
Falk said that the sexist nature
of the blessings is also
highlighted by the fact that while
men have blessings for virtually
every aspect of their lives, no
blessings exist that celebrate the
major events in women's lives,
such as childbirth.
Falk's book, New Blessings.
attempts to create more gender
inclusiveness in Judaism by
suggesting new, alternative
blessings to be said in place of the
traditional ones.
Falk pointed out that the
traditionalists' idea that Judaism
should never be tampered with is
wrong. She said that Judaism has
always been an evolving religion.
"Tradition is important.
However, tradition also includes
the future, for what we create and
pass on to the future will become
After the talk, sponsored by
Hillel Foundation and the Jewish
Feminist Group, Falk took
questions from the audience and
copies of her book where sold at a
table inside the room.
Falk is also a poet and
translator at the university.

and blood
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -
Women who consume two mixed
drinks a day may be 40 percent more
likely than others to develop high
blood pressure and those who drink
milk may cut their risk, researchers
said yesterday.
The researchers also found that
higher intake of magnesium - found
in green leafy vegetables, soybeans,
and some nuts - could ut the risk of
high blood pressure.
The study, reported yesterday at
the annual meeting of the American
Heart Association was based o n
questionnaires distributed every two
years to 58,218 nurses around the
country aged 35 to 59.
Over four years, 3275 women in
the group reported that they had high
blood pressure.
Analysis of the questionnaires
showed that women consuming two
or three mixed drinks per day, or
three or four glasses of wine or beer,

had a 40 percent higher risk of high
blood pressure than the others.
Calcium was found to protect
against the development of higfi
blood pressure. Three glasses of milk
per day provide enough calcium-to
cut the risk by 22 percent, compared
to women who consume less than
half that.
Increased consumption of
magnesium cut the risk by about:23
"Before making any public health
recommendations, this must be
confirmed," said Jacqueline
Witteman, the principal author of the
She said it had been known that.
heavy drinking increased the risk of
high blood pressure, but the risks
associated with moderate drinking
were unclear.
Previous studies have produced
similar findings for men.

Survey says many feel
Blacks lack qualifications

(Continued from Page 1)
Sociology Prof. Aldon Morris
said the response is "a convenient
way" to justify the low number of
Blacks on college campuses. He said
the source of the problem is the
admissions standards, such as the
Scholastic Aptitude Test, which he
said are biased against Blacks.

He said the Scholastic Aptitude
Test "reflects the preparation and the'
experiences that middle class white
students are more likely to have
had "
University admissions official
David Robinson, who: coordinates,
minority applications, could not be;
reached for comment.

Marcia Falk, poet, translator, and professor at the Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles speaks last night on
the "Spiritual Journey of a Jewish Feminist."

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

$10,000 reward offered in WMU slaying
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Dormitory time between 7 p.m. and midnight Saturday, said Flags were lowered to half staff and the uni-
locks were changed, flags flew at half staff, and university spokesperson Michael Matthews. versity announced that it would offer a $10,000
school officials entered a $10,000 award yesterday The victim's nude body was discovered be- reward for information leading to the capture and
after a first-year student at Western Michigan neath the south bleachers of Kanley Track Sun- conviction of the killer, said university,
University was found strangled beneath the day and a bundle of clothing believed to have spokesperson Martin Gagie.

Campus Cinema
ANIMATION (1987) Mich.,
A collection of the best short new
animation films from around the
world, ranging from comic to
serious to merely -frivolous.
Countries participating include the
Soviet Union, Italy and Hungary.
,BANANAS (Woody Allen, 1971)
Mich., 9:15p.m.
Woody is Fielding Mellish, an
invention tester who somehow
finds himself the dictator of a
fictitious South American country.
The CIA never looked so bad.
Charles Baxter- reading from
eis work, notedafor short story
,ollections, Harmony of the
World and Through the Safety Net
and recently published his first
novel, First Light.
Xianghui Zhang- "Software
Analysis and Code Generation," 4
p.m. 1301 EECS Building.
"Women's Issues i n
Recovery," 7-8 p.m.
Educational Center, Catherine
McAuley Health Center.
Richard Thomas - New York
Times Linocut Artist, alumnus of
U-M School of Art, slide lecture,
12:30 p.m. 2216 Art and Arch.
Arnold Weinstein -
"Translation for the Stage: N e w
Approaches to Classics," 4 p.m.

Room, Michigan Union.
Thomas Gomez - report from
Nicaragua, noon, International
Nadia H a b a s h -
"Manifestations of Occupation in
Palestine," 7 p.m. Union Ball
Lesbian and Gay Rights on
Campus - 8:30 p.m. 3200
Michigan Union.
T A R D A A - British Science
Fiction Fan Club. 8-11 p.m. room
296, Dennison Building.
Hebrew Speaking Club - 5
p.m. 206 Angell Hall.
U-M France - 7 p.m 1407,
Mason Hall.
Washtenaw Council for the
Arts - 7:30 p.m. Kerrytown
Concert House, 415 N. Fourth
Society of Christian
Engineers - 11:30 a.m. 1018
Dow Building.
The Ark - June Millington,
dynamic figure in the history of
women in rock'n'roll.
ComputerWCenteraCourses -
Microsoft Word, Part 2 (IBM-PC
Compatibles), 8:30 -10:30 a.m.
Registration required, call 763-
Star Trax - sing along to tapes
free, Pizza Uno's.
Revolutionary History
Series - "The First Struggles of
the Working Class in the U.S.," 7

bleachers of a campus running track.
Preliminary autopsy results confirmed that
Julie Cunningham died of strangulation some-

been Cunninghams was found in the area,
Matthews said. The autopsy showed that the
woman had been sexually assaulted.

Matthews said a campus memorial would be





The Ann Arbor police are inves-
tigating several weekend break-ins,
said Sgt. Jan Suomala. A suspect
forced a window and stole an
answering machine, guitar,
amplifier,. and wallet valued totally
at $425 Saturday night from a res-
idence in the 1100 block of Prospect
Street. An intruder entered a building

in the 1200 block of Prospect Street
Saturday night and stole a small
amount of cash. A suspect forced a
door in a building in the 900 block
of South University Street Saturday
night, but nothing was taken. A
screen was removed from a building
in the 600 block of Monroe Street
Friday night, and an intruder stole
$125. --by Steve Blonder

Students Dedicated to
Knowing and
Jesus Christ!

Pastor Mike Caulk
Diag Evangelist
7 p.m.
2231 Angell Hall





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