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Prof. enjoys teaching
'love and intimacy
(Continued from Page 1)
"HE is a charismatic person"
who can stimulate discussion in a
lecture room with about 200
students, Lee said.
"It seems like he really cares
about what he's saying. You can
really see that. It's one of the better
classes I've had," said another
student, LSA senior Mindy
Sociology Prof. Mayer Zald said
Sfeir-Younis has a "marvelous
'He's unique because he's
very personal to h i s
students. He treats you on
ihe same level that he is.'
-LSA senior Kate
rapport with a large group of
t "He clearly knows how to
organize a lecture so that students of
all Sfeir-Younis said issues like the
threat of nuclear war, hunger, and
inequality - issues that did not
Oxist in the past - have made some
sociologists question the applicabil-
ity of older theories and models
currently used in teaching.
BUT his unique philosophy has
mnainly evolved from his diverse
Born in Santiago, Chile, he lived
there through his first year of
Wxllege. After graduating from high
clool, he spent a month at Macchu
Piccu, the ancient Inca capital in
"My experiences in Peru
encouraged me to transcend eth-
nocentricism and a parochial view of
reality. I realized then that there are
alternative ways of interpreting the
world and consequently different
ways of living in it," he wrote in his
as yet unpublished autobiography.
AFTER a year of college at the
University of Chile, Sfeir-Younis
studied at the American University
of Beirut, in Lebanon. At that time,
in the late '60s, his father was the
Chilean ambassador to Lebanon,
Jordan, andaSyria. He graduated in
1971 with a bachelor's degree in
economics and sociology.
He came to Michigan after
marrying an actress, and worked as a
factory laborer while completing his
master'sidegree in economics at the
University. When his marriage
failed, he moved to New York.
There, Sfeir-Younis worked in
sales for several companies but
dedicated much of his efforts to open
an arts center for underprivileged
SFEIR-YOUNIS said the
center's growth gave him "the con-
fidence that it is possible to build, to
create, and also that new beginnings
are not to be feared."
.Sociology 101 teaching assistant
Martha McCaughey has worked with
Sfeir-Younis in another aspect of his
life - yoga. Through this spiritual
aspect of his life, "he teaches people
things all the time," she said. "He
opens you up to different things."
See STUDENTS, Page 9
A Palestinian mother holds onto her son as he is arrested by an Israeli
soldier yesterday in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Violence moves to
West Bank hospital
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Obeid said soldiers struck him and
Dr. Wadah Badah with their weapons
when Obeid asked to see an order au-
thorizing them to enter the hospital.
"The soldier hit me in the ab-
domen with the back of his gun and
said 'Get away!"' he said in a tele-
phone interview. "'Theni he hit tDr.
Badah in the chest and slammed him
against the wall."
Hetsaid he saw soldiers drag the
boys to a grove of trees behind the
hospital, bind their wrists and beat
them for about 15 minutes.
Israel's national news agency,
Itim, said 700 Palestinians have been
tried on rioting charges since the
protests began and another 800 trials
are in progress. Fifteen of the defen-
dants have been acquitted, the agency
said, quoting the chief military pros-
Peres mentioned the willingness
to give up territory for peace at a
meeting with American Jewish fund-
raisers in Jerusalem.
He said parts of the occupied
territories were not negotiable, in-
cluding Arab east Jerusalem, but
added: "Is that a reason to remain in
"People are saying, if you give up
Nablus, you will have to give up
Jerusalem. That is not so," he said.
"We shall defend what is really
needed by us, and we shall give up'
what is in excess and disturbs the
Israel captured the West Bank and
Gaza Strip from Jordan and Egypt in
the 1967 Middle East war.
Compiled from Associated Press reports
Prison doctor pans AIDS tests
LANSING - Testing each new state prisoner for the AIDS virus
wouldn't be a big help in fighting the disease because there's no vaccine
or treatment for it, a state prison doctor told a legislative panel yesterday.
Dr. Craig Hutchinson, medical director of the Ionia Clinical Complex
told the House Corrections Committee the $100.00 annual cost of testing
could be best spent on educational and counseling efforts so prisoners
would change their behavior and avoid getting the disease.
"There is no vaccine. There is no treatment. The only ammunition
that we have really is education. Prisoners are capable of acting in their
own best interest," he said.
Some legislators disagreed with that. "I think you're trying to give
these people that we're dealing with here more credit than they're due,"
said Rep. Philip Hoffman, R-Horton. "These aren't choir boys gone
astray. These are bad people, evil people in some cases."
Pro-choicers file petition to
put abortion funding on ballot
LANSING - Pro-choice groups yesterday filed 229,128 signatures of
people who want a statewide vote on whether Michigan should continue
to pay for poor women's abortions.
That put the People's Campaign for Choice coalition more than
100,000 names above the minimum needed to put the issue on the Nov.
8 ballot and suspend a new law that will halt welfare abortion funding
beginning March 29.
But the petitions may have been filed too late to avoid a temporary
"We have every reason to believe that 29 days is enough time" to
confirm the required 119,829 valid signatures and put the law on hold,
said Judith Frey, the coalition's spokesperson.
U.S. hostage to face 'trial'
BEIRUT - Yesterday a statement purporting to be from the
kidnappers of Lt. Col. William Higgins said the U.S. Marine officer will
be out on "trial" for espionage when his captors finish questioning him.
There was no way of authenticating the statement.
The statement on Higgins was delivered to a Western news agency in
Beirut without a picture of Higgins, the commander of U.N. truce
observers in south Lebanon who was abducted Feb. 17 near Tyre.
The statement delivered Tuesday repeated the charge that Higgins was a
CIA agent, denied by Washington and the United Nations, and declared:
"We shall continue the investigation of this spy to complete his record,
which is full of crimes."
Riots prompt Soviet curfew
MOSCOW - Authorities have clamped a curfew on a southern city
where weekend rioting broke out and tensions are still running high
because of a territorial dispute between ethnic groups, a Soviet official
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Gennady Gerasimov suggested that the
Sunday unrest in Sumgait, as well as demonstrations and other violence
elsewhere in the Caucasus region in which at least two people died, were
due to "mistakes" made 65 years ago when a territory composed largely of
Armenians was made part of neighboring Azerbaidzhan.
He told a government news briefing,-that "there were certain injuries"
in Sumgait, an industrial city of more than 160,000 people in
Azerbaidzhan where hooligans were blamed for touching off the Sunday
"The situation is calm there today, but it is tense," Gerasimov said
Fourth-graders pit cafeteria
food against junk food
JUNCTION CITY, Wis. - Sue Hall's fourth-grade science students
are saying "rats" to junk food after a month of experiments in which they
compared school-food and junk-food diets by feeding them to rodents.
"It seems like children sort of know what they're suppose to be eating
but you're wondering if it has any impact," Hall said. "With the kids
doing this, they notice the difference."
On Monday, a pair of rats named Sweetie and Boss Hog munched on
french fries and a candy bar while fellow rodents Rascal and Casey dined
on a Kennedy School lunch consisting of salad, asparagus and a
The children "all say things about the rats on junk food like, 'Boy are
they hyper ...Their hair isn't very shiny," Hall said.
The rodents nibbling on school lunches.and sipping like and water
gain weight steadily, are calm and have shiny fur and alert eyes, she said.
But the junk food rats gain and lose weight, do not finish meals and
race around the cage when the children try to pick them up to be weighed.
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