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The Michigan Daily--Wednesday, February 3, 1988- Page 5

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a coordinator for the Ann Arbor
Coaliton Against Rape and a
University graduate student.
"I think it confirms that women
in sexual assault positions don't get
justice - that's why so few women
report (rape and sexual assault) to the
police," said Julie Steiner, director of
the Sexual Assault Prevention and
Awareness Center.
Sackett said a candlelight vigil
will be held at 6:30 tonight at the
County Court House on the corner
of Huron and Main Streets to oppose
the court ruling and to show support
for the plaintiff.
rSpeakers will talk about rape
prevention and sexual assault linked
with domestic violence.
"It will be a time for people to
talk about some of their feelings as
well as an opportunity for some
groups to tell people how to fight
against rape," Sackett said.
Sackett said some of the
participants will be members of the
Ann Arbor Coalition Against Rape,
Women's Crisis Center, Domestic
Violence Project, and Citizen's
Advisory Committee on Rape
Prevention.
The judge's decision sends the
message that a woman may
jeopardize her case by defending
herself, said Cathy Cohen on
Monday night. Cohen is a member
of People Organized toWipe Out
Rape and a University graduate stu-
dent.
Michigan Student Assembly Vice
President Wendy Sharp, an LSA
senior, said the judge's decision
reflects the societal problem of
victim-blaming - focusing on the
woman's behavior rather than the
defendant's actions - in the judicial
system on a national level.
Health
Services
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new drug
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Flu vaccines are also usually only
administered to high risk groups
such as the elderly or the chronically
ill. Therefore, many students are not
vaccinated and have little protection
against influenza, Monto said.
The outbreak of flu on campus
may rise into a couple of hundred of
} cases, but doctors are uncertain how
effective the virus will be.
"We've given up trying to make
predictions with the flu. The virus is
smarter than we are," said Monto.

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Dept. to change requirements
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give students thetappropriate
message about what they should be
learning," she said.
English Department Chair Robert
Weisbuch would not comment last
night.
The proposal passed by a vote of
25 -8.Some faculty, while
supporting the idea of offering
diverse literature classes, did not
think they should be required of
students.
English Prof. James Gindin, who
voted against the proposal, called it a
"tacked on" requirement.
"I'm not convinced that required
courses will help us avoid
stereotypes... it's not the way to get
at this problem," Gindin said.
But Howard said the requirement
is necessary to indicate the
importance the department places on
literatures other than by traditionally
taught English and American
writers.
"Requirements for any
concentration are an indicator of
things people ought to study that
they might not otherwise study,"
said English Prof. Lincoln Faller.
The proposal does not increase
the number of credits - currently 27
- required of English concentrators.
"I think the English department
has responded in a timely way to
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demands to address the issue of
racism... I hope that adopting this
policy will serve as a sign
welcoming students to this
University," said Cynthia Koch, an
English graduate student and
curriculum committee representative.
Faller, also a committee
representative, said, "We wanted to
do something about racism and
sexism while also recognizing
writing that was outside the pattern
of regularly taught literature."

"As we approach the next
century, the University as a whole
ought to be concerned with opening
up its curriculum to more adequately
address the full range of things to be
known about in the world," Faller
said. "If the English Dept. can do it,
many other departments can do it."
Meiland said he is unaware of any
other LSA departments that have
proposed similar changes in their
concentration programs.

HEALTH & FITNESS

__ __ .

MINORITY & INTERNATIONAL
STUDENT GROUP
. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH STUDENTS
FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY OR THE WORLD?
" ARE YOU FEELING BOTH SATISFIED BUT BEWILDERED ABOUT
COLLEGE LIFE?
" STILL FIGURING OUT NEW FRIENDS AND ROOMMATES?
. ARE YOU WONDERING HOW YOU REMAIN YOU AND STILL FIT IN?
" TRYING TO DECIDE HOW TO BALANCE YOUR SCHOOL WORK AND
SOCIAL LIFE?
A group for minority and international men and women will begin February, 1988.
Students will have the opportunity to meet others and share their thoughts and
experiences about life at The University of Michigan. The Group will run from four
to five weeks. Blanca Charriez, the group facilitator, would like to talk briefly by
phone or in person with interested students prior to first meeting. Please calf
Blanca at 764-8312.

Daily Photo by KAREN HANDELMAN
Spraypainted swastika
LSA senior Thomas O'Donnell discovered this swastika spraypainted on
a tower of the West Engineering Building yesterday. An orange eye was
spraypainted on the other tower along with the message "yor (sic) being
watched." Campus security has received numerous complaints about the
incident, a public safety official said.

WHAT DAY?
WHAT TIME?
STARTING
DATE?

Wednesdays
3:00 -4:30 PM
Tentatively to Begin February 10
Led by: Blanca Charriez, ACSW

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symbolizes oppression
rom page 3) The group has pledged to keep the
urch would be in church up until "the Sandinistan
d wondered if the government relinquishes control of
ndalized or torn all churches that support Marxist-
shanties, which Leninist theory," Frisancho said.
epeatedly. Placing the church in the Diag is
said he is not the latest action members of the
will be torn down coalition have done to b r i n g
ructurally very attention to the problems facing

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What's Happening
Recreational
Sports',

Latin America.

SPECIAL EVENT!
"FISCHER SKI NORDIC MARATHON TEAM"

CROSS COUNTRY SKI CLINIC

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1988
5:00pm - 7:00pm
MITCHELL FIELD, OFF FULLER ROAD
ON SNOW DEMONSTRATION OF THE NEWEST SKI
TECHNIQUES, TRAINING TIPS, SKI EQUIPMENT

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL ADRIENNE AT 763-4560

JUST A SHORT WALK FROM
CENTRAL CAMPUS
THE ANN ARBOR "Y's" PHYSICAL FACILITIES
ARE OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK FOR
MORE THAN 100 HOURS.
NAUTILUS MEMBERSHIPS
$25.00 A MONTH
350S. Fifth Ave.
663-0536

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CHEERLEADING
1988-89
ATTENTION: ALL STUDENTS
WHAT: MASS MEETING
WHEN: MON. FEBRUARY 8, 7 p.m.

Counseling Services will be offering the following groups and workshops
for currently enrolled students. These groups are presently in the
process of being filled. Enrollment is limited. Many groups require
screening meetings with Counseling Services staff-to assure best
service. For more information inquire at Counseling Services, 764-8312.
Making Contact: A Social Skills Group
Thursdays, 5-7 pm, screening, begins 2/11/88
Adult Children of Alcoholics Groups: Two closed, the one filling -
Mondays, 4:30 - 6:00, screening, begins 2/8/88
Significant Loss Group
Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:30, screening, begins tentatively 2/11/88
General Therapy Group
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30, screening, begins 2/10/88
Eating Disorders Group
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30, screening, begins 2/3/88
Intimacy & Independence Group
Tuesdays, 3:10 - 4:45, screening, begins 2/19/88
Minority & International Students Group
Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:30, begins 2/10/88 (call Blanca to discuss)
Drop-In Adult Children of Alcoholics Issues
Mondays, 12 - 1:00, Tom and Lisa, No Screening
Women Who Love Too Much - CLOSED. Doreen & Darvn

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