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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 30, 1989 - Page 3
'An Evening with
BY LAURA COHN
Students today consider the quan-
tity of knowledge acquired in a sec-
ondary education more important
than the ethics involved in learning,
said Nicholas Steneck, who addressed
100 people last night about "Ethics
in a Diverse University."
Steneck, an LSA History prof.
and the director of the University's
Collegiate Institute for Values and
Sciences, said students should be
encouraged to consider moral issues.
If students never think about moral
issues in today's society, a philo-
sophical and social illiteracy will re-
sult, he said.
Steneck said students graduate
with moral ignorance because they
are too worried about fulfilling their
degree requirements to learn the im-
portance of using the information
gained to improve society.
"If we permit students to graduate
without the understanding of how
their actions will have an impact on
the world, the result will be a world
that cannot resolve differences," Ste-
Business School Prof. LaRue
Hosmer, who spoke after Steneck,
said it's wrong to think students'
ethics are established by the time
they come to college.
"The attitude of students is a
problem," Hosmer said. "To rectify
the problem, the faculty, the
institutional structure, and the ad-
ministration all must work together
to make the students realize the im-
portance of morality in today's
Only through effort and commit-
ment will an awareness of ethics
permeate the University community,
Mutombo Mpanya, associate for
the African Research Project and a
Kellogg Fellow at Notre Dame, said
students' apathy towards ethics could
create an apathetic future world.
"It's a matter of managing a
world system," said Mpanya.
"Learning requires a certain sensitiv-
ity to a human environment. If stu-
dents understand the impact their at-
titudes have on our future, they will
reconsider a mandatory class on
ethics, or racism."
The event, which took place in
the Michigan League, was sponsored
by the Ecumenical Campus Center
and the University's office of Ethics
BY HEATHER HUNT
Each year, the B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundation holds a conference to
commemorate the tragedy of the
Holocaust. Tonight, "An evening
with Survivors" will take place at
the Hillel Auditorium to close the
Tonight's program, led by Uni-
versity professor Hank Greenspan,
will explore education outside of the
classroom, addressing mainly what
is learned and not learned by being a
survivor of the Holocaust. The 10th
Annual Conference on the Holocaust
began March 9 with the play A
The Hillel Foundation sponsors
religious holidays and theatrical pro-
ductions, mostly concerning Ju-
daism. Hillel also organizes activi-
ties in conjunction with about 30
other student groups.
The Holocaust conference, which
deals with Nazism through the
theme of education, "has many
functions," said conference facilitator
Brenda Dater. "One is its education
to students and the community, an-
other is a commemoration of vic-
tims... It also gives notice to people
who were not Jewish but did help
during times of need. Finally, it
brings the Holocaust into today's
terms so students and the commU-
nity can appreciate its significance."
For. the past three weekends, the
Hillel Foundation presented A
Shayna Maide-- a play about a
young woman who survived the
Holocaust and later reunited with her.
family in Manhattan. "It was vety
moving... and I consider it to be a
special part of this conference" said
The conference "has been incredi-
bly successful," Dater said. "We've
had a good turnout and a good pro-
gram. The conference has been held
for 10 years, but this year's is
different because the three main pro-
grams were held this week insteadof
being spread out over a period of
"An Evening with Survivors
will begin tonight at 7:30 at the
Hillel Foundation at 1429 Hill
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History Prof. Nicholas Steneck speaks on "Ethics in a Diverse
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Students start Ann Arbor TV program
BY DIANE COOK producer, said, "We get all our news with it," Vineys said. to come out of the University
Ann Arbor currently may not from Detroit. They do in-depth re- . Communications Department.
have local broadcast news coverage,
but a group of Communications
graduate students are working to
Newsfocus Ann Arbor, which
aired yesterday on Channel 31, ex-
plored the frequency and effect of
crime in Ann Arbor.
"We did it because we saw a lack
of broadcast community affairs (in
Ann Arbor)," said Kevin Vineys,
executive co-producer of the show.
"The Ann Arbor News and The
Michigan Daily cover it from the
print side; we're journalists inter-
ested in the broadcasting side."
Jed Boal, also an executive co-
porting on issues in Detroit, but
there hasn't been much coverage
The show consisted of four seg-
ments on crime, drugs, sexual as-
sault, and police training in Ann
Arbor. The pieces were anchored by
Boal in a format "similar to Good
Morning America, with a news fo-
The program explored the occur-
rence of date rape, crack use in local
high schools, and drug rehabilita-
tion. A segment on gun control was
"We showed the forces behind
crime and how people are dealing
It s commendable that this town
is working to raise (crime) aware-
ness; people are involved in control-
ling it," said Beth Bradley, a senior
producer for the show. "It's refresh-
ing to see a community this in-
The show was the first of its kind
"We would like to see it assumed
by students for next year as some-
thing we laid the groundwork to,"
said Boal, who will graduate in May.
The piece on crime in Ann Arbor
will be followed up next month by a
program addressing Ann Arbor's
health care and housing situations.
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Julie Steiner, director of the University's Sexual Assault and Awareness
Prevention Center, was misrepresented in yesterday's Daily. Steiner said she
was pleased that University President James Duderstadt delegated an
informed pannel to address the specific need of his proposed "Women's
Last Friday's Daily incorrectly reported the winner of the College of
Pharmacy's MSA seat. Lynn M. Meyer won with 11 of the 14 votes.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
"Women, Power and Difference"
- Audre Lorde, Hale Aud.,
Business School Assembly Hall, 8
pm. Free, all welcome, public re-
ception to follow.
"Gender and the Politics of Class
Formation" - Kathleen Canning,
4051 LSA, 12 noon.
"A Critique of Liberal Legal
Scholarship" - Robert Gordon,
100 Hutchins Hall, 7:30 pm.
"Surviving and Thriving in
Europe" - Emergencies, what's
proper and what's not, how Euro-
peads see us, etc., International
Center, 3-4 pm.
"Subsistence & Childcare
Behavior Among Hiwi Woman
Foragers" - Magdalena Hurtado,
Ph.D., E. Lecture Rackham, 4 pm.
"The Novelist's Freedom versus
the Worshiper's Dignity: The
Moral Dilemna of Satanic Verses"
Ali Mazrui, E, Conference
"A Scholar's Perspective of Hong
Kong In the 60s" - Prof. Donald
Munro, Lane Hall Commons, 7 pm.
"Tensor Analysis of the Hydrogen
Exchange Reaction" - Adam
Helman, 1200 Chem., 4 pm.
Urban Genocide: "Why are Black
Youth Dying?" and "What Must
be Done?" - Panelist discussion,
Kuenzel Rm., Michigan Union, 7
"Critical Legal Studies as a
Teaching Method" - Robert
Gordon, 100 Hutchins Hall, 7 pm.
"Colonizing the Word: European
Views on NonEuropean Languages
1600-1800" - Anthony Pagden,
Cambridge University, Rackham
Amphitheatre, 2-5 pm. Free, public
"Breath on the Mirror:
Translations from Mayan Texts
and Tapes" - Dennis Tedlock,
SUNY, Buffalo, Rackham
Amphitheatre, 2-5 pm.
hit trade show at Union
BY BARRIE BERSON ogy and the hottest companies on
"Hey, I know nothing about the market are bringing computers
computers. Impress me." and software to the University to
copThers.Impbehress d js show off their products. The exhibi-
They'll all be there to do just tion is geared to show University
that. IBM, Apple, Zenith, Mi- students what's available and how to
crosoft, and Claris will all be repre- go about purchasing a computer.
sented today and tomorrow at the The company representatives will
Fifth Annual Computer Trade Show, offer prices and information on their
sponsored by the Interfraternity various products, and they are pre-
Council. parios er u s s and ve
It is the age of computer technol- pared to answer questions and give
Arts & Programming
Environmental Awareness Products Sale
Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 7
10AM - 5PM
Michigan Union Ground Floor Mall
Some of the Proceeds will be Donated to
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Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry
- Hillel, Rm. 3, 6:30 pm.
Palestine Solidarity Committee -
2212 MLB, 7 pm.
Indian American Student As-
sociation - Michigan Union,
Michigan Rm., 5:30 pm.
Rainforest Action Movement -
1040 Dana, 7 pm.
Students Concerned About
Animal Rights - 124 E. Quad, 6-8
MISKATONIC - Crofoot Rm.,
Michigan Union, 8 pm. All invited.
PIRGIM - Fourth Floor, Michigan
Union, 7 pm.
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship
- Basement, Michigan League, 7
"Deprisa, Deprisa" - Spanish Film
Festival, MLB Lecture Rm. 2, 7 pm.
Employer Presentation: Public
Interest Research Groups - B 115
MLB, 7-9 pm.
Peer Writing Tutors - 611 Church
St. Computing Center, 7-11 pm.
Northwalk - Sun-Thur, 9 pm-1
am. Call 763-WALK or stop by
Safewalk - Sun-Thur, 8 pm-1:30
am; Fri-Sat, 8-11:30 pm. Call 936-
1000 or stop by 102 UGLi.
Volunteer Income Tax Assitstance
- Mon-Fri, 11 am-5 pm. 4th floor
lobby, Michigan Union.
2nd Annual Tacky Sale - Ground
Floor Mall Michigan Union, 10 am-5
pm. March 30-April3.
"Naked Spaces: Living is Round"
- Film, Lorch Hall Aud., 7:30 pm.
Soundstage - Live music of Fully
Loaded, U-Club, 10 pm.
Daphne and Mother and the
Criminals - Two one-act plays by
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On March 30th and 31st in the Michigan Union,
the interfraternity council will sponsor it's fifth annual
COMPUFAIR. This computer trade show is designed
to bring to the Ann Arbor community, the opportunity to
investigate the latest computer hardware and software.
If you are contemplating a purchase in the near future,
for components or an entire system, you owe it to yourself
to get the best possible products from the finest
in computer manufacturing.
In the Michigan Union
on thursday and friday.
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