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The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, November 13, 1990 - Page 3

Groups

honor

Armistice Day

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by Michelle Clayton
Daily Staff Reporter

Speakers at the Second Annual
Armistice Day Peace Vigil and
Procession warned a crowd gathered
at the Graduate Library of the
possibility of war in the Middle
East.
' About 50 people held candles and
sang songs at the event sponsored by
h1ie Huron Valley Greens, the
University's Greens, Women's
Action for Nuclear Disarmament
(WAND), and Latin American
Solidarity Committee (LASC)
sponsored the vigil.
"The purpose is to take a look at
the current build-up (in the Middle
East) from a variety of perspectives;
id' terms of human rights, energy
policy, a need to support
nternational diplomacy, and the need
to demilitarize our economy," said
Lauren Sargent, a member of
WAND and the Huron Valley
Greens.
Valerie Ackerman a WAND and
Greens member said, "We have to
get men to understand that war is not
good."
"We've got to hug our kids, our
riends, our neighbors, our landlords,
and we have to hug ourselves," said
Delynn Park, a WAND member.
Patrick Ball of LASC said, "I
urge you all to think about the
relationship between peace and
justice."

Ball pointed the deaths of 12
students of the University of El
Salvador by the Salvadoran Army a
year ago as a breech of international
justice. The Michigan Student
Assembly (MSA) maintains ties
with the university as its "sister
school."
MSA representative Corey
Dolgon, a Rackham graduate
student, played and sang "The
Universal Soldier" as he looked
down on the candle light of the
vigil.
"As you look at blue light of the
flame (from the candles), it is love,
it is life, it is compassion," Park
said.
Participants stressed economic
issues in their speeches.
"It is not the people who start a
war who have to fight it... if they
(soldiers) had real economic
alternatives, they wouldn't be in the
military," said Sara Cooleybeck,
LSA Senior and WAND member.
"I want Bush not to have his
money, I want Rockefeller not to
have his money, I want Trump not
to have his money, 'cause they don't
deserve it," said Larry Fox of the
Homeless Action Committee.
He also compared today's
situation in Saudi Arabia to the
1960s military buildup in Vietnam.
"It's the all-American thing to do, to
go and fight and stop aggression,"

AIDS I
exhibit
in Un
by Tami Pollak
"A lot of things will never be the
same. Not because Gary died. But
because Gary lived."
These eulogistic words, handwrit-
ten on a large maize and blue Michi-
gan flag, capture the spirit of the
"Common Ties" exhibit which
opened yesterday in the Michigan
Union Art Lounge.
The flag is one of over sixty pan-
els of The Names Project AIDS
Memorial Quilt on display through
Dec 2.
The Quilt was begun in 1987 and
today is made up of more than 9,000
memorial panels from around the
world. Each has been made by
friends, lovers, or family members
of someone who has died of AIDS.
Karen Davie, codirector of the
Detroit Metro chapter of the Names
Project, said, "we have three goals
for the Quilt: to put names and faces
and lives behind the statistics; to
provide a positive way for family
and loved ones to express their guilt
and to bring about government
awareness; and to raise funds of local
direct service organizations."
"We hope that today brings the
realization that this is everyone's

0ilt
opens
problem and that everyone must re-
act for an end to this disease to come
in the near future," Davie added.
Helen Welford, Michigan Union
assistant director for Arts and Pro-
gramming, said, "We have a place
here where we can, through art,
speak to some of the concerns on
campus... The response from cam-
pus organizations has been incredi-
ble."
Although tears of friends and
family members were shed at the ex-
hibit opening, which included a read-
ing of the more than 150 names rep-
resented on the panels at the Union,
Welford stressed that the Quilt, "is a
celebratory thing, not just gloomy.
This is a commemoration - these
people lived."
The display in the the Union Art
Lounge, in addition to the Quilt
panels, includes educational displays
and pamphlets provided by the Uni-
versity Health Service and Gay
Men's Health Crisis Inc. There is
also a notebook in which visitors
can record their reflections.
In its entirety, the "Common
Ties" program will include nearly
fifteen lectures and special programs
sponsored by twenty campus organi-
zations.

ROB KHUENEH T/Daily
Jo and Fran Eliot light a candle together on the steps of the Graduate
Library.

Fox added.

'As you look at blue
light of the flame
(from the candles), it
is love, it is life, it is
compassion
- Delynn Park,
WAND member
The Greens passed out a
resolution stating opposition to a
war against Iraq, calling it a failure
of the "Reagan-Bush policy in the
fields of ecology, security,
economics, and human rights both

in the U.S. and abroad." The
resolution stated that a war could be
averted and made the following
statements:
the current arms build-up
represents the evaporation of the
peace dividend which should be spent
for social programs;
the war could be averted with
an improved energy policy;
a war could be averted through
diplomatic efforts.
The Greens asked that people
sign the resolution and demand that
the Ann Arbor City Council take a
stand on the issue.
The crowd proceeded to City Hall
where they left candles on the steps
of City Hall in the shape of a peace
symbol.

'U' algae expert, prof. dead at 94

i

.4y Lee Shufro
Daily Staff Reporter
Dr. William Taylor, who taught
at the University for 35 years, died
Sunday at the age of 94.
Taylor was considered a giant in
phycology - the study of algae.
Born December 21, 1895 in
Philadelphia, Penn., Taylor earned
hiĀ§ Bachelors and Masters in Sci-
nce, as well as his doctorate, from
fe University of Pennsylvania. He
taught at the University of Pennsyl-
vania from 1927 to 1930.
In 1930, Taylor moved to Ann
Arbor and joined the Department of
Botany as a professor; he was also
the Curator of Algae at the Univer-
sity Herbarium.

In 1966 he was named Professor
Emeritus.
In 1946 Taylor was a senior biol-
ogist in "Operation Crossroads," a
Department of Navy survey of the
Bikini and Marshall Islands in the
South Pacific prior to and immedi-
ately after the testing of the atomic
bombs.
Prof. Taylor's early research
dealt with plant cytogenetics and cy-
totaxomy; he later turned his atten-
tion to the biology and classification
of freshwater and marine algae.
Dr. William Anderson, the direc-
tor of the University Herbarium said,
"He was one of the greatest
botanists. Taylor was world famous

and helped make this University
of the best schools in botany.
don't find somebody of his st
often."
Taylor was recognized as ar
ternational authority of seaw
and in 1964 he was honored b)
University as the Henry Russel
turer for his life-long research.'
for also received the G.M. S
Gold Medal of Phycology from
National Academy of Sciences.
Taylor published more than
journal articles and several book
eluding Plants of Bikini and Ma
Algae of the Northeastern Coa,
North America. His books are <
sidered the "Bible" in the stud
Martial

one algae, said Michael Wynne, a Pro-
You fessor of Botany and Taylor's former
ature colleague.
Prof. Taylor was a founding
n in- member of the Phycological Society
Beds, of America and he later served as its
y the second President.
Lec- "You could go to labs from New-
Tay- foundland to Brazil and his books
mith would be there. He set the standards
n the in his contributions and he is un-
matched in scope," Wynne said.
140 There will be a celebration of
s in- Professor Taylor's life this Friday at
rine St. Andrew's Episcopal Church at
st of 11:00 a.m.
con- Staff Reporter Jennifer Hirl con-
y of tributed to this report.
arts team

THE

LIST

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

demos Lion Dance

Meetings
Ann Arbor Committee to De-
fend Abortion and Reproduc-
tive Rights, weekly meeting. East
Quad Tyler 24&26, 6:30-8.
Iranian Student Cultural Club,
(weekly meeting. Michigan League,
8:00.
Barbershop Harmonizer Cho-
rus, weekly meeting. For info call
John Hancock (769-8169). Saint
Luke's Episcopal Church, 120 N.
Huron St., Ypsilanti.
Asian Studies Student Asso-
ciation, weekly meeting. Lane Hall
Commons Rm., 7:00.
Students for the Exploration
and Development of Space.
"Michigan League, Rm. C, 7:00.
Graduate Employees Organi-
zation will meet to discuss bar-
gaining issues. Call 995-0221 for
info. Union Anderson R m., 8:00.
Phi Alpha Delta International
Coed Pre-law Fraternity, man-
datory meeting. Union Ballroom,
7:00.
tJndergraduate Sociology
Cl u b, on applying to graduate
schools in sociology. 4050 LSA, 4-
1:30.
U of M Outing Club. 210 An-
gell Hall, 7:00.
Hellenic Student Association.
Union, MUG, Tap Rm., 7:00.
Amnesty International/Ann
Arbor, monthly meeting. Union,
7:30.
Speakers
"German Unification: The
Drama Unfolds," forum/lunch;
Steven Johns-Boehme, speaker. In-
ternational Center, noon.
"Macromolecular Signalling
Processes in Synthetic Bi-
layer Membranes," sponsored
by Chem. Dept.; Rm. 1640, 4:00.
"Reflections on Institutional
Racism: The Origins of Black
Faculty at Northern White
Universities," Dr. James Ander-
son of U. Illinois, speaker. West
Engineering Bldg., Center for

Career Planning and Place-
ment. A political career, Union
Kuenzel Rm., 4:10-5:30; Writing &
Formatting Your Resume on Com-
puter, Bursley Hall, 8-9:30.
"A Biased, but Brief History
of Gauge Theories," Prof. Cliff
Taubes of Harvard, speaker. Angell
Hall, Aud. C, 4:00.
"Sex, Love and Marriage,"
sponsored by Orthodox Christian
Fellowship; Peter Gillquist, speaker.
Union Pendleton Rm., 7:00.
"Tibetans in Today's Qinghai
Province," brown bag lunch lec-
ture sponsored by Center for Chi-
nese Studies; Sangyal and Dhukar
Tsering, speakers. Lane Hall Com-
mons Rm., noon.
Furthermore
Safewalk functions 8-1:30 Sun.-
Thurs., 8-11:30 Fri.-Sat. Call 936-
1000 or stop by 102 UGLi.
Northwalk functions 8-1:30 Sun.-
Thurs., 8-12:00 Fri.-Sat. Call 763-
WALK or stop by 2333 Bursley.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors avali-
ble to help with your papers Sunday-
Thursday, Angell/Haven Computing
Center, 7-11:00.
U of M Cycling Club weekly
rides. For info call Scott Robinson
(764-2739) or Robin Pena (764-
1723). Men leave Hill Aud. at 3:30,
women at 5:30.
Kaffeestunde, weekly German
conversations. MLB third floor con-
ference room, 4:30-6.
Peer writing critique and
counselling, conducted by Under-
graduate English Association. Tap-
room of the MUG, 8:00.
Massage Workshop, sponsored
by Asian American Association.
MoJo multipurpose lounge, 6:30-
8:30.
"Vegetarianism for Begin-
ners," workshop. Health Service,
3rd floor conference rm. 12-1:00.
U of M Arts Chorale 43rd
annual Fall Concert. Hill Aud.,
8:00.
Benefit Concert for East Quad
Music Co-op. Featuring Skinflip
and Thunder & Barney. East Quad,

by Matthew Pulliam
Daily Staff Reporter
Dancing to a percussion-influ-
enced rhythm, members of the Asian
Martial Arts Studio of Ann Arbor
(AMAS) treated spectators at Mosher
Jordan to the ancient Chinese Lion
Dance yesterday.
Following the extraordinary dis-
play of strength, talent, and agility,
the audience of approximately thirty
students and University administra-
tors was entertained with a Kung-Fu
demonstration. The flowing, graceful
martial art is based on animals'
movements.
The Lion Dance exposition was
sponsored by Housing Special Pro-
grams, Mosher Jordan House Coun-
cil, and the Council for the Ad-
vancement of Minorities at Mosher
Jordan (CAMM).
The dance began with a masked,
robed man - representing a Bud-
dhist monk - who prepared a
"shrine" for the lion's dance. The
monk opened two portals and the
lion made his grand entrance. Two
people were needed to manipulate the
large body of the lion costume, a
yellow, black, green, red, and white
suit. The lion's head was an
elaborate piece of artistry, with
moving eyes and an articulate
mouth.
Dancing into the shrine, the lion
began to play with the monk, a
comic character who tried to draw the
lion to the altar to pray. Unsuccess-'
ful, the monk tossed green plants to
the lion, who chewed them and dis-
persed of them into the shrine.
Meanwhile an ensemble of a
drum, a gong, and multiple cymbals
blended to produce a powerful
rhythm.
The monk left the shrine empty
but for the lion, who entertained the

audience with a solo dance. Eventu-
ally, the powerful beast exited
through the portals he originally en-
tered, concluding the dance.
"It (the dance) shows versatility.
It is an integral part of Kung-Fu
training," said Karl Scott, the Direc-
tor of the Asian Martial Arts Studio
in Ann Arbor.
The Lion Dance is only per-
formed by martial arts students,
added Scott.
"It was beautiful and very inter-
esting to see that part of another cul-
ture. It was mesmerizing," said LSA
senior Eric Feiler.
"I thought it was a very worth-
while experience, especially for peo-
ple who don't get a chance to be ex-
posed to other cultures," said Rhonda
Williams, Co-Chair of the Mosher
Jordan House Council.
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