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Public art
protected as
free speech
BY JESSICA STRICK
Art in public places conveys the individual artist's
message, but its validity is often challenged because that
message may not reflect the community's values, said
Richard Andrews, current director of the Henry Art
Gallery at the University of Washington, last Friday.
Speaking at an art symposium entitled "Art in Public
Places," Andrews illustrated this growing movement of
art across the country with slides of sculptures in various
cities.
Beginning in the mid '60s, a resurgence of civic pride
and art optimism has "generated the intention of bringing
art to a larger public audience," he said.
Such art tends to hold great significance to cities be-
cause it is often funded through taxes. "There is a con-
nection of public art and society as a form of communi-
cating history and social trends," Andrews said.
Sometimes that poses problems, Law School Dean
Lee Bollinger pointed out. "Artwork, like other nonver-
bal forms of expression, may constitute speech," he said.
"Speech protected by the First Amendment can't be re-
moved because it is ugly."
However, Bollinger said that when a work of art is
presented in a public forum, it is being officially en-
dorsed. If all kinds of public art were tolerated, we might
be compelled to live with art representing views unac-
ceptable to today's society, such as art conveying racist
or sexist opinion.
Andrews, former director of visual arts programs at
the National Endowment for the Arts, explained that "we
are beguiled into thinking that cities are static - the de-
sign of a city is on one hand physical and on the other
hand is an image."
Soon, the Citizens for Public Art's first major pro-
ject, a Gerome Kamrowski sculpture entitled "Gateway
Crown" is planned to change to physical plan of Ann
Arbor.

Ed.

. The Michigan Daily -Monday, November7, 1988- Page 3
cq
colloquium

studies research
Ed. School forum shares ideas

BY ROSE LIGHTBOURN
Education Prof. Patricia Baggett hopes that
"student(s) with an idea for a dissertation can
brainstorm" at a newly established bi-weekly
colloquium on researching education called
Meeting on Researching Education (MORE).
For an academic seminar, MORE meetings
begin a bit unconventionally, with wine and
cheese, followed by a presentation and discus-
sion. Open to all interested students of educa-
tion, "its purpose is to make (us) more aware
of the kind of research done by others at the
school," said Rackham graduate student David
Jackson.
At MORE's fifth meeting at the School of
Education last Friday, former Dean of Educa-
tion Carl Berger and Jackson presented the re-
sults of a pilot project they researched called
Microcomputer-Assisted Problem-Solving.
Their research - sponsored jointly by the
University and the Detroit Public Schools -
attempted to make graphing easier for junior
high and high school students. By studying
the techniques of students who immediately
understood the computer graphing process, and
then teaching their methods to those who
didn't, Berger and Jackson achieved about a 90
percent computer graphing literacy rate, Berger
said.

In conjunction with the Curriculum,
Teaching, and Psychological Studies branch of
the School of Education, MORE opened its
first session last September with a lecture on
"Comparing Strategy and Performance Be-.
tween a Computer-Based and a Manipulative
Task."
Although MORE is funded through CTPS,
"(We) don't have money to pay speakers (in'
our) low budget," said Baggett. But as the sod
staff member in charge of MORE, so far she
has had no trouble lining up lecture candi-
dates.
At present, there are speakers scheduled
throughout the rest of fall semester, and one
tentatively for winter term.
"The School of Education needs a collo-
quium series," Baggett said. "I see it as a pla~cq
where students talk, faculty talk, and guests
talk. (The key is) panel discussion."
Baggett has had experience with a similar
type of organization at the University of Cole
orado, where the psychology department ar-
ranged MORC, with the "C" standing for
Cognition. The series was heavily attended.
after its second year and has been running for
seven years, she said.
The next scheduled lecture is by William
Morse on Nov. 18, called "The Regular Edu-
cation Initiative."

With a flourish
A member of the Thai Dance Group
University in Bangkok, Thailand
Rackham.

JESSICA GREENE Dolly
from Srinakharinwirot
performs Friday at

Candidate vows to fight crime

Asian American
art exhibit opens

BY ALEX GORDON
Terry O'Hagan, the Democratic
candidate for Washtenaw County
Prosecutor in Tuesday's election,
brought his "visibility" campaign to
University students in an informal
session at the Union last night.
Citing what he sees as an un-
precedented rash of campus crime,
O'Hagan vowed to protect students
just as diligently as permanent resi-
dents. "Police agencies just see cam-
pus problems as another source of
aggravation," he said.
On his Republican opponent Bill
Delhey's concern for students, he
said, "the Prosecutor's office has not
been involved on campus for the last
20 years."
With the 64-year-old Delhey now
serving his eighth term as County

Prosecutor, the O'Hagan campaign
has speculated that he may not plan
to serve out the coming term. Last
night, O'Hagan accused Delhey of no
longer having initiative, determining
his own job description, and gener-
ally "creating a lethargic attitude,"
rather than upholding the inherent
responsibilities of the position.
O'Hagan said an example of Del-
hey's complacency is the fact that the
County Prosecutor is currently los-
ing 4 out of 10 of his jury cases. If
elected, one of O'Hagan's plans is to
improve this record by reorganizing
the County Prosecutor's office to run
like a major law office.
"I know how to try cases, and I
know how to teach people to try
those cases," O'Hagan said. Specifi-
cally, he plans to divide the office

into major crime divisions and im-
prove on the amount of witness
preparation.
Drugs are a major area of concern
for O'Hagan in the fight against
crime, he said. To fight drugs, he
promised to "focus where the prob-
lem already is, in the juvenial sys-
tem" by increasing education.
LSA senior Jesse Levine has been
enlisted by O'Hagan as a campaign
co-chair so the candidate can have a
direct connection with student issues.
Levine, who has worked on numer-
ous other campaigns, called O'Hagan
the "most qualified candidate running
for office I've ever worked for."
O'Hagan ended the hour-long ses-
sion with a pledge: "I'm not telling
you I have all the answers, but I can
tell you I won't let go of a problem
until I find the right one."

BY JONATHAN SCOTT
More than 250 people attended
Friday's opening of "The Essence
of the Spirit," an Asian American
art exhibit in the Union's art
lounge. Exhibit organizer and one
of the presenting artists Natasha
Raymond, a Residential College
senior, was thrilled over the large
turnout. (See review, page 5.)
"I couldn't believe it. The re-
ception was supposed to end at 6
and we had people here until
8:30," she said. "People were
leaving and bringing back their
friends."
The main attraction, it ap-
peared, was Myung Raymond's
Chinese brushwork demonstra-
tion. Exhibit-goers had the chance
to create their own artwork on rice
paper while Raymond, a Univer-
sity physics graduate, offered her
personal tutelage.
Raymond has studied with the
late Chang Ku Nien, one of
China's foremost painters, and her
style of Korean-Chinese art, on
display in the lounge, provides
viewers with a unique look at art
"infused with Eastern and Western

values."
The exhibit is a "statement of
where they are in life," said Na-
tasha Raymond. "It's a very per-
sonal exploration into the Asian
American experience."
She explained that Asian
Americans have often assimilated
themselves into American culture
at very rapid pace, leaving behind
their own ethnicity. Asians are
different than other minorities, she
said, because "they've had to
prove they're not the enemy."
"We are trained in the schools
to put aside our ethnicity," said
LSA junior Tom Lee. The art on
display, Lee said, helps convey
the inner struggle Asian Ameri-
cans have had.
"Asian American art is now an
international style," Natasha Ray-
mond explained. She said Picasso
and Monet, for example, were
both heavily influenced by Eastern
artistic styles, and that the "con-
vergence of Western and Eastern
values" is an essential part of this
new style.

O'Hagan
...runs for county prosecutor

I

THE

LIST

Service fraternity
*1

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Speakers
"Another (Hi-) Story: Freud,
Benjamin, and the Articulation
of Modernity" - Rainer Nagele,
Johns Hopkins University, E.
Conference Rm., Rackham, 8 pm.
German Contributions to Literary
Theory.
"Reality and the 'Analysis' of
Color" - Barry Stroud, University
of California, Berkeley, E. Conference
Rm., Rackham, 4 pm. Free and open
to the public.
"Application of Sewage Sledge
to Forest Lands as a Means of
Habitat Improvement" -
Jonathan Haufler, MSU, 1046 Dana,
4-5 pm. Tea, coffee, and cookies;
3:30-4 pm.
"Metal Chelates Exhibiting
Bleomycin-Like Activity and a
Novel' 'Uridine-Cytidine
Binding Mode" - Prof. Rex F.
Shephard, University of Pittsburgh,
1200 Chem. Bldg., 4 pm.
"Neighborhoods & Parades in
Belfast, The SharedPolitical
Culture of North Irish
Protestants & Catholics" -
M.C. Kenney, 3058 LSA, 12:10 pm.
"Reconstructing Variation in
the Protolanguage, A Link
Between Historical Linguistics
& Sociolinguistics" - J.
Greenberg, Michigan League,
Henderson Rm., 7:30 pm.
"Social Commitment &
Psychological Dissociation in
Turkish Village Fiction" - S.
M. Atis, Lane Hall Commons, 12
noon.
"Serat Jatiswara: Structure and
Change in a Javanese Poem" -
T. Ehrend, W. Conference Rm.,
Rackham, 4 pm.
Meetings
('hristian Sience roraniatinn

Coliseum, 7-10 pm. For more info
call 764-4084 or send message to
Archery @ UB.
Amnesty International Campus
Group Meeting - 2413 Mason
Hall, 7:30 pm.
LSA Faculty Meeting - MLB
Aud. 4, 4:10 pm.
Community Council
Association's Annual Meeting
- Burns Park Senior Center, 3-5
pm. Awards will be given and guest
speaker.
Furthermore
Writers Series - Ed Morin and
Keith Taylor read from their works,
Guild House, 8 pm.
International Students:
Practical Training &
Employment Info. - Career
Planning & Placement Center, 3:10-5
pm.
The Summer Job Search -
Career Planning & Placement Center,
6-7 pm.
Employer Presentation:
Morgan Stanley & Company,
Inc. - Michigan Union, Pendelton
Rm., 5-7 pm.
Pre-Interviews - Oracle
Corporation, 1311 EECS, 6-8 pm.
UM vs. OSU Blood Battle -
Bursley Hall, E. Lounge, 3-9 pm.
English Peer Counseling -
4000A, Michigan Union, 7-9 pm.
-Help with papers and other English
related questions.
"AM Ann Arbor" - Peggy
Greiner, counselor in the Career
Development Center, will be
interviewed by Bob Taylor, WAAM
AM 1600. She will discuss events
scheduled at WCC for National Career
Development Week.
Lesbian And Gay Community
Open House - Canterbury House,
218 N. Division, 8:45 pm.

volunteer
BY NICOLE SHAW
Volunteers painted, cleaned, and
did yardwork for residents of a local
housing corporation for the develop-
mentally disabled yesterday as part of
its annual "Service Day 1988."
Alpha Phi Omega - the nation's
largest fraternity and the only one
based upon philanthropic service -
sponsored the event, which centered
around helping "the physically chal-
lenged, the mentally retarded, and the
developmentally disabled."
Yesterday's project was coordi-
nated by business school junior and
APO member Jennifer Beck. During
the day, 37 Alpha Phi Omega mem-
bers worked at five group homes and
several individual apartments.
"People usually enjoy the projects
because they get to work with peo-
ple," Beck said.
The 110-member organization re-
quires 20 hours a term of community
service and traditionally sponsors
many projects - including working
for the Recycling Center, the Ecol-
ogy Center, the YMCA, the Boy
Scouts, the Easter Seals, and the
Cancer Society.
Most notably, last year the
American Association of Blood
ROSE BOWL '89
Dec. 30-Jan. 3
" Round-Trip Airfare
* Four Nights in
Hollywood
" New Year's Eve Party
" Game Ticket-. Parade

clean up
Banks awarded the fraternity's na-
tional organization the 1988 Presi-
dential Award for collecting over
200,000 pints of blood. The local
chapter urges everyone to give blood
this year.
As a national coed fraternity based
upon the principles of the Boy
Scouts, Alpha Phi Omega is open to
anyone. The organization meets on
Sunday nights at 7 p.m. in the
Union, and dues are $25 a term.
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SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Faculty Recital by
Andres Cardenes, violin; Katherine Collier, piano
Music of Beethoven, Stravinsky, Saint-Saens, and Kirchner
Recital Hall, 8:00 p.m.
FREE

Campus Orchestra
Robert Debbaut, conductor,
Clotilde Otrandto, assistant conductor
Beethoven Symphony No. 3
Barber Essay No. 1
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Hill Auditorium, 8:00 p.m.
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