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The Michigan Daily-Monday, March 7, 1988- Page 3

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Library
Infofes t
to teach,
entertain
By AARON ROBINSON
Staff from the University resi-
dence hall libraries and the Under-
graduate Library are teaming up this
week to both entertain students and
educate them about the library re-
sources at their fingertips.
Infofest, a three-day event at three
residence hall libraries starting to-
morrow, will feature booths at
which students can pick up tips for
better studying, visit computer dis-
plays, win doorprizes, and eat free
refreshments.
Barbara Macadam, head librarian
at the UGLi, said she expects a good
turnout for the Infofest - the first
such event ever.
"The stuff will be where students
normally traffic," Macadam said.
"Enough people are interested in new
technology and computers to come
in."
Infofest, created in response to the
"revolution in technology" libraries
are now undergoing, is designed to
acquaint students with some of that
new technology, Macadam said.
The event is a joint effort of the
residence-hall libraries - adminis-
tered by the University's housing
division - and the UGLi, which is
run by the library system, to in-
crease students' awareness of the li-
braries on campus, said Robert
Waldman, director of the Residence
Hall Libraries.
Students will be introduced to the
Michigan Research Library Network
(MIRLIN), a new system to be in-
corporated into the University's
UMNet computer network by the
end of next summer. The network
will allow students to index the en-
See INFOFEST, Page 5

Faculty concern
causes removal
of travel policy'

Doly noto y b UmINLINAM
In a ceremony in the Union yesterday, members of the Zeta Eta Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho wait to
receive the chapter's charter. Sigma Gamme Rho is a national service sorority, and the new local chapter is
comprised of Black college graduates.

By MICHAEL LUSTIG
The University has rescinded a
faculty travel policy instituted two
months ago due to widespread
disenchantment from faculty mem-
bers.
The policy required faculty mem-
bers who travel using University
funds to make their arrangements
through one of seven Ann Arbor
travel agencies designated by the
University. Specific agents were also
designated for faculty at the Dearborn
and Flint campuses.
Previously, faculty members
could make arrangements through
any agent, then ask the University to
reimburse them.
UNIVERSITY Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer James
Brinkerhoff said the policy was
changed "because of the concern that
faculty members expressed."
Faculty members had objected to
the new policy because they
perceived it as an attempt by the
University to exercise its control
over faculty members' free choice,
said Harris McClamroch, chair of the
Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs.
McClamroch stressed that
disagreements over the travel policy
were "more symbolic than
significant" and said faculty

members realized the policy was 4e-
signed because "the University wants
people to travel in the most
economic way possible."
MCCLAMROCH added, that
faculty members also have an
"incentive to use those funds
carefully," because their travel funds
usually come from their grant
money.
The University had decided to use
only the seven designated agenis
because the agents had guaranteed th
offer the lowest rates for staff and to
provide monthly reports analyzing
travel patterns.
Most faculty members use one of
the agents named as a designated
agent anyway, Brinkerhoff said.
FACULTY members vote(,46-
0 against the travel policy ate ths
Senate Assembly's meeting ,.in
January. Also that month, LSA
faculty members voted against $h
policy 19-13.
Last month, at the request pf i
non-designated local travel agency,
the state attorney general made an
inquiry about the propriety of-.the
University policy, but the policy
was ruled legal.
The policy was originally
supposed to go into effect Sept. 1. It
was announced Aug. 31, and
objections by faculty members
delayed the implementation by four
months to Jan. 1.

Black sorority

By JIM PONIEWOZIK
Sigma Gamma Rho, a service sorority for Black
university graduates, became the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
area's newest sorority yesterday when it received its
charter at a ceremony in the Michigan Union.
Members of the sorority, Black women from
throughout the Southeast Michigan area, said the
sorority plans to focus its activities on helping area
youth.
"Youth are our main resource. If we can nurture
them, we're helping ourselves," said Sigma Gamma
Rho member Patrice Ransom.
SIGMA GAMMA Rho Regional Director
Patricia Daniels, wlo presented the chapter with its
charter yesterday, said helping youth is a priority of the
sorority's chapters nationwide, which also sponsor
scholarships for high school students.
Daniels said the sorority has done fundraising work
for groups such as the March of Dimes and the
National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People, as well as for famine relief projects in Africa.
The members of the chapter will first concentrate on

* gets charter
organizational matters such as selecting officers, said'
Sigma Gamma Rho member Germaine Key of Detroit.
Later, she said, the group will plan service programs
and try to attract new members.
"WE WANT fresh ideas and new blood," Key said.
"We hope to attract women of all ages."
The chapter has already chosen its president, Joyce
French of Ann Arbor.
The group plans to participate in a child abuse
prevention program in co-operation with the Michigan
Department of Social Services, in which members of
the group will counsel parents who have been referred
to the department for abusing their children.
The members also eventually plan to establish an
undergraduate chapter of the sorority on campus, said
member Venita Lewis. Each of the seven members in
the new chapter were members of undergraduate
chapters at the colleges they attended.
SORORITY MEMBERS said it helps them as
well as the community because it allows them to come
in contact with Black women professionals throughout
the area.

Candidates prepare
for Super Tuesday

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Czechs
demand
religious
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PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (AP)
- Thousands of Roman Catholics
packed a cavernous cathedral yester-
day and hundreds shouted "we want
religious freedom" in a sign of
growing religious resistance to the
communist government.
The Mass at the St. Vitus Cathe-
dral, across the street from the home
of President Gustav Husak, drew an
estimated 8,000 people in one of the
biggest religious services in the

capital since the communist takeover
in 1948.
Several dozen plainclothes secu-
rity officers were posted inside and
outside the cathedral. Police arrested
16 leading dissidents and religious
activists on Friday and Saturday, ap-
parently to prevent them from at-
tending the Mass, and briefly de-
tained seven other dissidents.
One dissident, speaking on
condition of anonymity, said five

people remained in detention last
night.
After the Mass, about 1,000 peo-
ple gathered beneath the balcony of
the residence of Cardinal Frantisek
Tomasek. Several hundred chanted
"We want bishops," "We want reli-
gious freedom," and "We want the
pope."
The two-hour Mass was cele-
brated in honor of Blessed Agnes, a
13th century Czech princess.

By The Associated Press
Vice President George Bush
barnstormed across Missouri yester-
day, invading Bob Dole's strongest
Super Tuesday state in an apparent
bid to nail down a spectacular sweep.
Michael Dukakis looked strong in
polls in Florida and Texas as the
Democratic presidential rivals blazed
away with negative commercials.
One day after Bush swept to vic-
tory in the South Carolina primary,
Dole campaign manager Bill Brock
conceded the vice president holds a
"2-1 lead or a 3-1 lead in virtually
every Southern state." But Brock
said Dole would win some delegates
tomorrow and run better in the Mid-
western and Western states that fol-
low.

Sen. Albert Gore Jr. of Tennessee
insisted the late Democratic tide was
flowing his way, but offered no spe-
cific evidence. Aides to Democratic
Rep. Richard Gephardt already Were
at work trying to minimize the im-
pact of a big Super Tuesday sudcess
for Dukakis.
"It could be that he'll come out of
Super Tuesday the front-runner,"
conceded one aide to the Missouri
congressmember.
Super Tuesday is the biggest
night of this or any other .nominat
ing campaign -712 delegates are at
stake in 17 Republican contests and
1,302 in 21 Democratic primaios
and caucuses, with most of the ac-
tion in Southern and border states.

iil" " "'i i P i 'n i i i 'i ' i : iiY ' V "i e d i i i i i i i l i i'Ji i i i '! ! ! ! i "! i i .": i . i
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Baptist ministe
By ELISSA SARD
Statistical evidence about the advancements of
Blacks doesn't paint a clear picture about the
conditions of the Black family and community,
the Reverend Dr. Charles Adams told an audience
of about 200 last night.
"The political future of Blacks is anything but
rosy," said Adams, in a speech focusing on the
deterioration and necessary rescue of the human
family. He introduced the topic as "Racism as a
plague in the human family," with a stress on
including all humankind in his analysis.
"It's our job to save the human family," he
said at the end of his speech. The pastor of the
Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit,
Adams is a past president of the Detroit branch of
} the National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People and was named one of the 15
greatest Black preachers in America by Ebony
magazine.

Ssays S
SPEAKING at the F
Adams highlighted many
show advances of Blacks
He cited a 300 percen
of Black elected officials
statistic. But he countere
fewer young Blacks are v
During a question-and
a University alum, saidt
are "not a new situation.
30 years ago."
He spent a short amo
speech discussing interra
place in the Michigan U
the fact that there were "P
ulty" then.
IN RESPONSE to
the University commun
racism, Adams said, "Thl
mitment and resolve. Th
thy."

ove the human family'
First Methodist Church, Adams spoke at length about the worsening
statistics that appear to conditions of the nation's ghettos. "The ghetto
in society. has been drained of its positive influences," he
t increase in the number said. Those who can get out do, leaving the
, an apparently positive ghettos void of positive role models.
d that with the fact that "Forty years ago, the ghetto was segregated,
oting. but not isolated," Adams said. "Today, it lacks
-answer period, Adams, all avenues and staircases leading out." Adams
the racial tensions here was especially concerned that children in the
The problem was here ghetto don't have examples to follow because
they no longer associate with children from up-
runt of time during the wardly mobile families.
icial meetings that took THERE ARE more ghetto kids going to
nion in the 1950s and prison than college today, Adams said. "It costs
practically no Black fac- the government twice as much - $40,000 a year
- to send a child to prison than to send that
a question about what child to the best university in the world."
nity can do to combat Adams said the key objectives in attacking
ere must be more com- racism and "saving the human family" are creat-
ere is far too much apa- ing jobs in the ghetto and improving public edu-
cation.

THE IST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Speakers
Kit Pancoast and J o s e
Dalisay Jr. - fiction reading,
Guild House Writers Series. 802
Monroe. 8 p.m.
J. K. Hurst - "Trans-membrane
Redox across Bilayer Membranes,"
1200 Chem Building, 4 p.m.
John Rupert Martin - "The
Hands of the Artist: Self-portraits
by Rubens," 180 Tappan Hall 4
p.m.
Paul Goble - "Otto Bauer in the
Soviet Union," East Conference
Room, Rackham, 8 p.m.
Robert Hatten and Louis
Nagel - lecture-demonstration of
a Beethoven piano sonata, School
of Music Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Meetings

zation - Michigan League, 7:15
p.m.
Center for Continuing Edu-
cation of Women - brown bag
lunch, CEW conference room, 350
S. Thayer, noon.
University Lutheran Chapel
- Chapel council, 1511 Wash-
tenaw, 7 p.m.
Furthermore
Rosalie Gerut - Yiddish songs,
as part of the Ninth Annual Con-
ference on the Holocaust, at the
Ark.
Alpha-Omega College Fel-
lowship - Bible Study, 604
University Towers, 7 p.m.
The Public Relations Club
- Kay Erdman and the case study,
2035 Frieze, 4:30 p.m.
j'Nr, r l ni " "A -

Man shoots
church-goer
EMPORIA, Kansas (AP) - A
heavily armed man walked into a
crowded church yesterday and opened
fire, killing one person and injuring
four others before he was subdued by
church members, authorities said.
The man entered through the side
door of the Calvary Baptist Church
during services shortly after 11 a.m.
and fired several rounds from a semi-
automatic handgun at the 100 people
inside, police Chief Larry Blomen-
kamp said.
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