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USSR faces
*a new past,
speaker says

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BY FRAN OBEID
The Soviet Union is presently go-
ing through a process of self-eval-
uation and reflection to understand
its past mistakes, said Soviet critic
Yuri Afanasiev last night.
"Our history has been falsified in
fundamental ways," said Afanasiev,
who was the editor of Kommunist, a
Soviet political theory magazine.
"We are not just patching, but we are
rebuilding our society from the
foundation up."
Afanasiev - who spoke in
Hutchins Hall to a crowd of about
200 - is the rector of Moscow State
Historical-Archival Institute and was
a delegate to the Communist party
conference in June.
Afanasiev focused on two histori-
cal misconceptions about Soviet so-
ciety and how the Soviet people are
reacting to revelations about their
past. It has always been assumed that
property in the Soviet society is so-
cial property (i.e., that private own-
ership has been eliminated), and that
there was no exploitation of "man-
by-man."
Afanasiev refuted this traditional
belief. "Ownership of a position is
like owning property in a society,"
he explained through an interpreter.
"A sense of identity was lost in
the Stalin years - we're trying to
reestablish it." It is the common
people who are opposed to this self-
examination even though they have
nothing to lose, he said. "The people
have created myths and it is very
difficult for them to give their beliefs
up."

This self-examination of "reality"
was initiated not by historians, but by
those in the "world of arts" such as
poets, writers, and artists, Afanasiev
said.
He believes the Soviet Union is a
case study for what happens when a
society loses track of itself and must
reestablish its identity. This process
is very difficult, however, because
there are several historians who are

'We are not just patching,
but we are rebuilding our
society from the foun-
dation up.'

-Yuri Afanasiev,
Soviet critic

KAREN HANDELMAN/Daily
Can you understand my goo-goo talk?
Jill Ciolli, an Eastern Michigan University theater troupe member, mingles with kids at
Mott Children's Hospital after the groups performance, sponsored by the Gifts of Art.
Regents may alter title
of 1ST acting director

Author
relates
culture,
fiction
BY PATRICK STAIGER
African-American author and
feminist Marita Golden grew up in
Washington D.C. - a city known as
the home of the President and the
capital of the free world.
But in a reading from her new
novel last night, the visiting King-
Chavez-Parks scholar instead
stressed the people, 70 percent of
whom are Black, who live ignored in
the city.
Golden spoke to an audience of
about 30 in the Center for African
American Studies lounge. She is also
the author of Migrations of the
Heart, an autobiography, and A
Woman's Place.
Her upcoming novel - about the
lives of four generations of Afro-
American families who migrate from
the South to Washington D.C.- is an
attempt to write the history of "the
people who live in the shadow of
historical myth," she said.
Golden, like author Alice Walker,
is part of a new generation of authors
whose works provide a different ver-
sion of American history. Their fic-
tion focuses on the people whose
lives have been largely ignored or
distorted by traditional history books.
"If you want to to know about a
culture, read its fiction," Golden
said.
Golden said her own family
moved from the South in the 1920s,
and was attracted, like many others,
to the capital.
"Even though there was segrega-
tion, you could get a job as a janitor.
And for women, there was plenty of
domestic work," she said.
Golden did not describe her
novels as "feminist", but recognized
the responsibility of being a Black
woman writer.
"It means bringing a conscious-
ness to your writing that is shaped by
an awareness to dreams unrealized,
promises not kept, and courage not
recognized - because women have
courage that often goes unnoticed,"
Golden said.
Golden came to the University as
part of the King-Chavez-Parks visit-
ing scholars program, funded by a
grant from the state government that
enables state universities to bring
minority writers, researchers, and
anthropologists to their campuses.
Lemuel Johnson, director of
CAAS, said the visiting scholars
program has been very successful. In
the winter term, he said six visiting
scholars will teach a mini-course on
Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Are
Watching God, the story of a Black
woman living in the South.

opposed to reexamining history, and
who are "feeding" the Soviet society
half-truths through their publications.
"These half-truths are worse than
lies and are very dangerous for a So-
viet society which is trying to gain a
sense of identity by looking at their
history objectively."

BY TARA GRUZEN
Acting Institute of Science and
Technology Director Ronald Olsen
will become director of the institute
if the University's Board of Regents
approve the measure at this week's
meeting.
"It is more appropriate to the
role that he has been playing to
change Ronald Olsen's title from
acting director to director," said Judy
Nowack, Research Policy Advisor at

the Office of the Vice-President for
Research.
Olsen is a microbiology professor
and assistant vice-president for re-
search.
The shift is part of realignment of
IST that was authorized by the re-
gents last October. The restructuring
transferred selected units within IST
to specific schools and colleges, cre-
ated a new focus of activities for the
institute, and dismantled IST as an

umbrella organization. The two foci
of the program are currently the Of-
fice of Interdisciplinary Research
Activities and the Office of
Economic and Industrial
Development Activities.
The regents will vote on the re-
quest to change the title of Ronald
Olsen either today or Friday. Olsen
refused comment until after the re-
gents have made their decision.

THE

LIST

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Speakers
"K-shell Excitation Spec-
troscopy of Free Molecules" -
Prof. Adam Hitchcock, McMaster
University, 1200 Chem. Bldg., 4 pm.
"The Role the Washtenaw
County Court System Should
Play in the Area-Wide Effort
to Prevent Child Abuse" -
Judge Judith Wood, and Attorneys-at-
Law: Francis and Melinda Morris,
Ann Arbor Public Library, 343 S. 5th
Ave., 12-1 pm. Free, bring lunch,
beverages provided.
Technology and Medicine -
Frederick Neidhardt (Microbiology and
Immunology), Rebecca Eisenberg
(Law), Shaw Livermore (History),
1005 Dow, 3:30-5 pm.
"Conversation on the Book of
Job " - English Prof. Ralph
Williams, MLB Aud 2, 8 pm. In-
formal Seminar on Friday on lecture
Thursday night, Canterbury House,
218 N. Division, 10 am-12 pm.
"Self-control in Pigeons and
Humans: Waiting Until
Tomorrow for What You Want
Today" - Alexandra Logue, Ph.D.,
Dept. of Psychology, State University
of New York at Stony Brook, East
Lecture Rm., 3rd floor, Rackham, 4
pm.
"Algorithms to Efficiently
Plan and Operate a Particular
FMS" - Kathy Stecke, 2011 PAC,
5-6 pm, to faculty and Ph.D. students.
"Race, Ideology and Reading"
- English Prof. Michael Awkward,
Seminar Rm., Women's Studies Pro-
gram, 234 W. Engineering, 4-5:30
pm.
Meetings
Undergraduate and Certification
Committee Meeting - 1211
SEB, 8-10 am.
U of M Archery Club - Coli-
seum (Corner of 5th and Hill), 7-10
pm. Info call 764-4084 or send mes-
sage to Archery @ UB.
Miskatonic - Ann Arbor's societ)
for dark fantasy and horror, Michigan
Union, Michigan Rm., 8 pm. Info
Call 747-8922.
Coalition for Democracy in
Latin America - Michigan
Union, Welker Rm., 8 pm.
Native American Indian Pro-
gram - Duan Naitum storytelling
and folklore, Oxford Housing, Seely
Lounge, 8:30 pm.
Krishna Consciousness Society
(ISKCON)C-s2439 Mason Hall,
6:30 pm.
Palestine Solidarity Committee
- MLB B 119, 7 pm.
Inter-Varsity Christian Fel-
lowship - 120 Hutchins Hall, Law

POLICE NOTES

Vision Lunch Seminar - 2055
MHRI, 12-1:15 pm. Read and discuss
the following articles in "Nature" 334,
7 July 1988: pp. 16-17, 64-66, 67-69,
69-71.
Homecoming 88 - Kickoff party
at Good Time Charley's, 9 pm.
Homecoming 88 for Friday -
Evans Scholars Car Bash on the Diag,
2-5 pm; Homecoming Parade on S.
University, 6 pm; Pep Rally on the
Diag, 6:45 pm; Post Rally Party at
Good Time Charley's, 8 pm.
Homecoming 88 for Saturday
- Mud Bowl: SAE vs Phi Delts, 10
am; Go Blue Brunch in the Track and
Tennis Bldg., 10 am; MICHIGAN
FOOTBALL: MICHIGAN vs INDI-
ANA HOOSIERS, 3:30 pm; Victory
Party, 9 pm.
Star Trax - Performs at Zims, in
Briarwood mall,8:30-12:30 pm.
Record your vocals on over 400 songs
Pre-Interviews - Hewlett Packard.
1013 Dow, 5:15-7:15 pm.
U of M Women's LacrossE
Club Practice - Tartan Turf, 9-11
University Lutheran Chapel -
Bible topic study, 7 pm; Lutheran
Doctrine Study, 8 pm. Located at
1511 Washtenaw Ave.
Employer Presentation: First
National Bank of Chicago -
Michigan Union, Pendelton Rm.,
7:30-9:30 pm.
U of M Fencing Practice - @
Hill Coliseum, 7 pm.
University Activities Cen-
ter/Impact Dance Theatre -
Open workshop for non-dance majors.
U-Club, 7-8:30 pm.
Performances
University Activities Cen-
ter/Soundstage - Wavy Gravy and
the Vicious Hippies, U-Club, 10 pm.
$3 Admission.
Catlin Cobb - An informaldpre-
sentation of solo dance. Dance Bldg.
Studio A Theater, 1310 N. university
Ct., 8 pm. All tickets sold at door for
$4.
"TALK RADIO" - Premiere new
play by University Players. Oct 20-23
and again Oct 27-30, at Trueblood
Theater, in Frieze Bldg. Tickets are $7
or $5 with student ID. Performances
begin at 8 pm.
"13 Engines" - At the BEAT, 215
N. Main St., 10:30 pm. Admission
$3.
"Arsenic and Old Lace" - Ann
Arbor Civic Theatre presents classic
comedy, Michigan Theater, 8 pm.

Assaults

Ann Arbor police said they are
searching for a man who sexually
assaulted an Ann Arbor woman
Tuesday afternoon after threatening
to kill her baby. The suspect later at-
tacked the woman's boyfriend in an
apparent attempt to kill him, police
said.
The 21-year-old woman and her
45-year-old boyfriend were both
treated at the University Medical
Center, according to Sgt. Jan Suo-
mala.
The woman told police she awoke
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reallocation, and indirect cost recov-
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from research projects.
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at her residence in the 900 block of
Fountain to find the suspect standing
over her, Suomala said. He said the
man, known by both victims, de-
manded sex from the woman, and
when she refused, he picked up a
knife and threatened to kill the
woman's baby.
After the sexual assault, the
woman's boyfriend came to the resi-
dence and was assaulted by the sus-
pect with a baseball bat. Police did
not know the severity of the injury.
Police failed to locate the suspect,
Suomala said, and an investigation is
continuing.

Break-fins
Computer equipment valued at
$4,100 was stolen from the Depart-
ment of Psychology on Catherine
Street Sunday, Ann Arbor police
said. Thieves apparently pried open a
door to gain entry into an office in
the building, Suomala said.
In a break-in at Bursley Hall,
Suomala said a compact disc player
and a camera, valued at about $450,
was stolen from a room at the resi-
dence hall. The method of entry into
the room is unknown, Suomala said.
-Nathan Smith

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It's amazing but true. Buy a Charley's 17 oz. homecoming
mug of beer for $2.00 and get a refill for only $1.00.
This unbelievable special is good all homecoming
weekend, Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22.
And if you need a couple of days to warm up, don't forget
about our regular early bird specials Monday-Wednesday!

-~__hrley~s -I

of Ms 1988 Homecoming Party Headquarters

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