The Michigan Daily-Thursday, December 6, 1990 - Page 3
Alumna says Gulf
crisis dim for U.S.
expires, as. state
y Josephine Ballenger
aily Staff Reporter
There is no way the United States
Will come out a political winner in
the Persian Gulf crisis, said journal-
ist, author and University alumna
Robin Wright yesterday.
Wright, a native of Ann .Arbor
and the Washington, D.C. national
security correspondent for The Los
ngeles Times, drew a crowd of
nearly 500 to her lecture held in the
Dow Chemistry Building.
Noting the "excessive debate to-
day over war or no war," Wright
warned, "The United States is losing
sight of some pivotal issues. Even if
we win the war, we still face a very
%great danger of losing politically in
the long run."
Wright criticized the federal gov-
*=ment, saying "If it were not for
,the United States' self-indulgent pol-
icy of cheap oil ... we would not be
in the Persian Gulf today."
Wright outlined what she sees as
"three basic scenarios" of outcomes
of the Persian Gulf crisis - all of
which, she said, are ultimately
detrimental to the United States.
, One possibility is that war will
be avoided, which would result in
growing Arabic popularity for Iraqi
?resident Saddam Hussein, she said.
A second case, in which the U.S.
"defangs" Saddam's military presence
in Kuwait, would still result in lin-
,gering "Saddamism" and economic
: and political problems.
All-out war is the third case,
-Wright said, meaning "we eliminate
his regime politically and militar-
ily." But, she questioned, "The prob-
lem is, what does that leave us in
"Saddam is not the only bad boy
in Baghdad," she answered.
Speculating on the outcome of
the Persian Gulf crisis, Wright
guessed there is only a "10 percent
chance for peace at the very last
minute." This would involve Iraq's
withdrawal from Kuwait, the United
Nations' lifting sanctions, and a
world conference being held to dis-
cuss the Arab-Israeli dispute, she
Wright criticized U.S. foreign
policy on Israel, saying "We moved
when we needed to for our economy,
but (not) on an issue similar involv-
ing the occupation of someone else's
Members of the audience said the
speech was thought-provoking.
. "I was surprised she didn't lean
more toward the significance of
diplomacy," said Catherine Badgley,
a Residential College adjunct lec-
turer. "The three options the gov-
ernment is considering are rather ag-
"I appreciated her point that the
Palestinian-Israeli conflict, if it's not
a direct part of the Persian Gulf cri-
sis, should follow upon resolution
of the Kuwait issue," she added.
"She explained the hypocritical
policy of the U.S., but I would like
to hear more," said Abdollah Dashti,
a Rackham student. "The role of oil
has been overemphasized," he added,
calling oil a "secondary reason" to
the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
The lecture was sponsored by the
University's Center for the Educa-
tion of Women.
by Bethany Robertson
Daily Staff Reporter
A public service work-study bill
that would have broadened student
job opportunities with non-profit
organizations died in the state Senate
Government Operations Committee
as the session drew to a close
Non-profit organizations now pay
20 percent of the wages of the stu-
dents they employ and the state pays
80 percent. If the bill had passed
through the Senate, the state would
have paid 100 percent of students'
wages out of funds that are currently
An end-of-the-session rush
pushed legislation such as the work
study bill into the background as the
Senate raced to address other issues
such as a child-support package and
Legislative director for the
Michigan Collegiate Coalition
(MCC) Kathy Swift called the Oper-
ations Committee "the big graveyard
for all the bills the Senate doesn't
want to deal with."
MCC, a student lobbyist group
in Lansing representing Michigan's
15 public universities, worked with
Rep. Lynn Jondahl (D-E. Lansing)
last winter to introduce the bill in
the House. Swift said she has already
discussed plans with Jondahl to re-
introduce the bill next Jan.
Margo Smith, an aid to Jondahl,
said she expects the bill will face lit-
tle opposition in the legislature next
'Ideas such as this
have had a way of
resurfacing on many
occasions in the past
on federal and state
- Harvey Grotian
Director of the Office of
"It calls for a re-allocation of
funds. It really expands work-study
opportunities for students," Smith
Director of the University's Of-
fice of Financial Aid Harvey Grotian
said he hoped the bill would be re-
"Ideas such as this have had a
way of resurfacing on many
occasions in the past on federal and
state levels," he said.
GI training AP Photo
Private Thomas Holdreith of Detroit is followed by Specialist Darnell
Johnson of Dent, Mich. during a trench warfare exercise at their
Aschaffenburg, Germany base yesterday in preparation for deployment to
Teach for America begins
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
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by Joanna Broder
About 150 students gathered yes-
terday evening in the Union to attend
an informational meeting about
Teach for America (TFA).
TFA, a national teacher corps in
its second year, trains and places col-
lege graduates in public school
teaching positions. Last year TFA
placed 500 recent graduates in teach-
ing positions this academic year.
Program representatives Andrew
Ratner and Ken Shillingford dis-
cussed the criteria for admission - a
bachelors degree, a completed appli-
cation, two interviews, a minimum
2.0 grade point average and enthusi-
Representatives also highlighted
some teaching experiences program
participants have had.
Last year approximately one fifth
of the applicants were accepted to
train to teach for two years in urban
or rural areas experiencing teacher
shortages. Teachers usually teach
math, science, and language in ele-
mentary or junior-high schools..
This year, Ratner said the pro-
gram expects about seven or eight
thousand applicants (more than twice
as many as last year), 500 to 1,000
of which will become mem
Ratner described preferred
dates as people who are come
flexible, and "multiculturally
tive." He added that they shoo
enjoy children and be famili
the subjects they plan to teach
LSA senior J.C. Hanks ex
interest in the program. "It s
though it's a Peace Corps
United States. I've always be
trated about how we send sc
money and aid to foreign lan
we have pressing issues ino
country, he said. "This
bers of opportunity for our generation to
pay our dues."
I candi- RC senior Susan Sheinkopf said
imitted, the program provided students who
y sensi- lack teaching experience opportuni-
uld also ties to explore the teaching profes-
ar with sion. "I'm really excited about it,"
h. she said.
pressed In addition to alleviating teacher
eems as shortages, another of TFA's goals is
in the to expose children to energetic and
en frus- creative, academically motivated role
o much models.
ds when LSA junior Andy Fisher said "I
Dur own think it's an opportunity to focus
is an energies where they're needed."
Lesbian & Gay Men's Rights
'Organizing Committee, weekly
meeting. Union, Rm. 3100,k7:15-
Michigan Video Yearbook,
weekly meeting. Union, 4th floor,
Amnesty International, weekly
,meeting of local chapter. Bi116 MLB,
Palestine Solidarity Commit-
tee, weekly meeting. International
El Club de Espanol, weekly
meeting of the Spanish Conversation
-Club. MLB 4th Floor Commons,
ACT-UP Ann Arbor, weekly
.meeting. Group not affiliated with
;Revolutionary Workers' League. Call
665-1797 or 662-6282 for info.
.Owen House, 1017 Oakland, 7:30.
,ACT-UP, weekly meeting. Union,
Intervarsity Christian Fel-
lowship, weekly meeting. League,
Henderson Rm., 7:00.
Michigan Video Yearbook,
weekly meeting. Union 4th floor,
.Tagar, weekly meeting. Hillel, 8:00.
Campus Crusade for. Christ,
weekly meeting. Dental School, Kel-
logg Aud., 7-8:00.
Homeless Action Committee,
weekly meeting. For info, call Jeff or
Jeri (936-3076). 219 Angell Hall,
Reel to Real, second monthly
student filmmaker showing,
sponsored by In Focus Film Works.
Frieze Bldg., Rm. 1008, 6:00.
Russkij Chaj, weekly Russian
conversation practice. MLB 3rd floor
conference room, 4-5:00.
Society of Women Engineers,
elections. 1001 EECS, 6:15.
Rainforest Action Movement,
meeting to plan next year's events
and campaigns. School of Natural
Resources; Rm. 1520, 7:00.
American Chemical Society
(UM), meeting and talk on the chem-
istry of water and wastewater treat-
ment. Chem. Bldg., Rm. 1650, 5:15.
"The Turn of Language in The
Wings of the Dove," by Henry
James; Sheila Teahan of MSU,
"Emergence of Concepts of
Race Among Preschoolers,"
Y .ar v Nir11f..1A neaker.v Masn
on Soviet-Jewish Conscious-
ness: Historical Perspec-
tives,'' Mordecai Altschuler of
Hebrew University, speaker. Lane
Hall, Rm. 200, 4:00.
"The Economic Recovery of
Kyushu," Ted Gilman, speaker.
Lane Hall Commons, noon.
Safewalk functions 8-1:30 am Sun.-
Thurs., 8-11:30 Fri.-Sat. Call 936-
1000 or stop by 102 UGLi.
Northwalk functions 8-1:30 am
Sun.-Thurs., 8-12:00 Fri.-Sat. Call
763-WALK or stop by 2333 Bursley.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors availa-
ble to help with your papers Sunday-
Wednesday, Angell/Haven Comput-
ing Center, 7-11:00.
Residential College Madrigals
and RC Singers Concert. East
Quad, RC Aud., 8:00.
Benefit Concert for EnActUm,
featuring Juice and Frank Allison and
the Odd Sox. Blind Pig, 9:30.
Faculty Student Mixer, spon-
sored by Undergraduate Psycho-
logical Society. League, Koessler
Rm, 7-11:00 pm.
Comprehensive Studies Pro-
gram Holiday Celebration.
Alumni Center, 2-4:00.
Study Abroad Information
Meetings. Florence, Italy, MLB
Rm. 2011, 4:00. Seville, Spain,
MLB 4th Floor Commons, 4:00.
Hillel's Happy Hour. For info
call David Kraut at 662-3472.
"Casino Royale," famed Bond-
spoof being projected at Hillel, 7:00,
'U' Jazz Combos in Concert.
North Campus Commons, 8:00.
University Dancers, sponsored
by Arts at Mid-day. Union, Pendleton
Focus on Teaching. Three talks:
"Helping Students to Visualize
Abstract Phenomena," Rick Francis,
speaker; "Electronic Recycling of
Yellowed, Dog-eared Notes," Carl
Berger, speaker; "Presentation Tools:
What Else Can I Do on a Monday
Morning?", John Weise and Carl
Berger, speakers. Dow bldg., Rm.
Overseas Teaching, informa-
tional session. School of Education
Bldg., Schorling Aud., 7:30.
Career Planning & Placement.
Minority Career Conference Work-
shop, CP&P Library, 6:10-7:30.
Make the holidays more joyful for a
Osborn speaks on
by Annabel Vered
Daily Staff Reporter
The AIDS epidemic goes beyond
the pain and sorrow of disease and
death; it is surrounded by ignorance,
apathy and discrimination, Dr. June
Osborn said yesterday.
The speech was the final event of
AIDS Awareness Week.
AIDS is an American tragedy, the
advent of which was "as significant
as Hiroshima, for the world had
changed forever," said Osborn, chair
of theNational Commission on
AIDS and Dean of the School of
The response to the emergence of
AIDS, however, differed from other
tragedies, she said.
"People reacted with fierce denial
(to AIDS), fueled by fear and na-
tional homophobia," Osborn said.
She contrasted this reaction to the
outpouring of volunteer assistance
and sense of national community
that surfaced in other tragedies, such
as the earthquake that struck San
Francisco last year.
There is a lack of compassion and
indifference towards people with
AIDS on the grounds "they brought
it on themselves," Osborn said.
"(People think) all this is some-
how happening to others. The magi-
cal dismissal of reality is dangerous.
HIV and AIDS never will go away.
The time is coming very soon when
everyone will know someone (with
Osborn stated that 100,000
Americans have died of the 150,000
diagnosed AIDS cases in the country
and that an estimated one million
people are infected with the HIV
virus but not yet sick.
"Were there not another instance
of HIV, we would have our work cut
out for a decade," Osborn said.
The health care profession is in
Osborn specifically addressed
women and AIDS.
"There is a rapid rate of increase
of AIDS in women," Osborn said.
Women constituted seven percent of
the total number of AIDS cases four
years ago and the number has in-
creased to 11 percent.
Osborn concluded, "Education is
going to be the vaccine for AIDS for
at least a decade to come. The fun-
damental goal is that we can do far
better than we have been doing."
AIDS Awareness Week was
sponsored by the Public Health Stu-
dent Association (PHSA) and the
Michigan Student Assembly (MSA).
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