Page 8-The Michigan Daily/New Student Edition - Thursday, September 6, 1990
E. European happenings
by Cathy Best
Daily Staff Writer
Students enrolled in Russian and
East European Studies (REES) 401
this fall will study more contempo-
rary news and read more journals
than in the past.
"It's impossible to keep up in
text books," said Prof. Ruth Hastie,
who be teaching the class.
With the changes in Eastern Eu-
rope and the Soviet Union, Univer-
sity faculty are working to keep
Abreast of the issues and present
more contemporary news to their
The fast paced changes have made
it difficult "to have readings that are
current," Political Science Prof. Ar-
lene Saxonhouse said.
LSA Dean Edie Goldenberg said
there will be curriculum changes.
Details on the new classes will be
available in the fall
Content, rather than actual cur-
riculum, is more likely to be af-
fected, Saxonhouse said.
"Curriculum is set for about a
year," she explained. It takes at least
nine months for a new class to be
The changes in Eastern Europe
will not affect the "historical com-
ponent and the comparative compo-
nent" of REES 401, Hastie said be-
cause they make up an "important
framework for understanding current
The content of the Center for
Russian and East European Studies'
senior seminar course is always
changing. Darlene Brightner at the
REES office said the multi-faceted
class focusing on ethnicity may be
offered for the first time this winter
"It's really exciting to be in Rus-
sian and East European Studies with
all that is happening... I feel like the
possibilities are endless," said Rus-
sian and East European Studies con-
centrator Shannon Cronin.
However, Cronin said the curricu-
lum has not changed very quickly in
her classes. There isn't a "swing in
any of (my) classes," she said. "(It's)
almost as if (the professors) don't
want to touch what's going on," she
With changes in Europe and cur-
riculum, interest in Russian and East
European studies has increased. En-
rollment in the department's classes
have at least doubled in the last three
years, Brightner said.
Nusya Milman, a lecturer in the
Slavic Language and Literature De-
partment,'has also noticed an in-
crease in enrollment in Political
Russian and Business Russian
classes. She described her class size
as "pretty healthy" and went on to
say that she has "15 and 18 people
(in her classes) which is unusual for
a class of this nature."
The Slavic Department offers
language classes in Ukranian, Pol-
ish, Czechoslovakian, Russian, and
Hungarian. New to the department
this fall are first year and second year
Goldenberg stated the University
will witness "not only changes in
curriculum and enrollment, but also
in research and joint endeavors." "In
all sorts of ways we're reaching out
and becoming involved," she said.
Goldenberg predicts the Univer-
sity will increase "hiring scholars
from that part of the world" and
hopefully "we may see more of them
that may want to spend time at a
United States University."
The University has had ties to
Eastern European countries for a
long time, Hastie said. "The link-
ages are not new," she said. "What is
new is the environment in which
they are operating."
For instance the Director of the
Institute for Social Research, Bob
Zojonc, recently hosted the assistant
minister of Education of Poland. In
response to Poland's need for social
research, the two worked together to
An unidentified man plays his guitar near the Diag. In Ann Arbor, it's a common sight to see people playing different
kinds of instruments in the summer.
set up an office of the ISR in War-
Aerospace Engineering Prof. Bill
Kauffman organized the College of
Engineering's first exchange with
engineering students in the Soviet
The University also participated
in an exchange of undergraduates
with the Soviet Union for the first
time this year. Two Michigan stu-
dents spent the year in the Soviet
Union. In return, Michigan hosted
two Soviet students.
Hastie said that in the past, stu-
dents were able to travel to those
countries and participate in intensive
language courses, now students are
able to enroll for a semester or a
"Undergraduate exchanges were'
very rare until recently," Hastie said
The "opportunity for exchange is goy
ing to expand quite dramatically."
U' adopts theater degree.
Carpet sale to cover
campus with savings
by Michelle Clayton
Daily Staff Writer
Students who forget to bring
their carpeting to school won't have
to suffer cold feet thanks to the first
Recycle U-M carpet sale.
The sale - part of Recycle U-
M's efforts to improve recycling on
campus - will take place outside of
University residence halls, Septem-
More than 150 carpets will be
available, said Carolyn Becking,
member of the Recycle U-M Steer-
ing Committee and co-coordinator of
Carpets were collected by Recycle
U-M last year when school ended;
each will cost approximately $.21 a
yard, and the money will go to Re-
"I'd buy it," said LSA junior
Cling Gawthrop. " If it's not too
beat up. Money is important. If it
looks reasonable, I don't care if it's
in good shape or not."
The sale is an extension of the
move-out recycling program devel-
oped by the University Recycling
Office, Recycle U-M and the Univer-
sity's Housing Division.u
Lumber, unopened foodstuffs,
toilet articles, bottles, office fiber,
clothing and carpets thrown away by
students are collected by the organi-
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Last year, the organizations be-
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the sale. Each carpet was graded de- d
pending on its condition and age..-
The grades began at C+.
"It took a lot of detailed determi.
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Ann Arbor itself," University Recy-
cling Coordinator, Buck Marks, said
The move out is environmentally
beneficial, Becking said. Since car-
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This year the reduction in trash vol-'.'
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out, Becking said.
Recycle U-M will need volun-
teers to work a few hours at the sale.'
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