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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, October 10, 1991 - Page 3

for work
with deaf
by Barry Cohen
loan Smith received the James
Neubacher Award yesterday at the
Annual Meeting of the University's
Ouncil for Disability Concerns.
The meeting and the award, pre-
sented by University President
Janies Duderstadt, were part of
"Investing in Ability Week."
"I am absolutely thrilled," said
Smith, the assistant director of
Services for Students with
Disabilities. "President Duderstadt
has done more for the deaf students
re than anyone else."
The award was created in 1990 as
a memorial to James Neubacher, a
University alumnus and columnist
for the Detroit Free Press who died
of multiple sclerosis. It is given to a
University student, staff member,
or teacher for a single accomplish-
ment or a string of contributions
that improve opportunities for peo-
ple with disabilities.
Smith was selected for her in-
Volvement with the deaf commu-
nity. Five years ago, she was the
first person to provide sign lan-
guage interpretation for students at
the University. She has also publi-
cized deaf language by "signing" at
high profile University events like
She was also chosen for her in-
lvement with the Kresge Hearing
istitute's joint venture with
Gallaudet University, a Wash-
ington, D.C., university set up for
deaf students.
Jachen Schacht, associate director
at the Kresge Hearing Institute, said
Smith solves problems with a posi-
tive outlook. "She has contagious
enthusiasm and is a wonderful per-
'n to work with," he said.
Smith said that five years ago,
the University was the arch-enemy
of the deaf community. But now, she
said, sign language interpreters are
on call for students, and many
University buildings utilize flash-
ing lights for both ringing phones
and doorbells.
Smith said that in the future,
" 'm goig to keep screaming." She
ants all Michigan Student
Assembly meetings and all
University events with speakers to
have sign language interpreters. She
also wants closed captioning for
movies shown in classes and for all
televisions located in residence hall

'U' prepares for week
of alcohol awareness

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Staff Reporter
Next Sunday through Friday has
been designated National Collegiate
Alcohol Awareness Week, both na-
tionally and on campus. The theme
for the week is "Who's calling the
"Most campus problems are due
to alcohol," a University security
officer said Tuesday. "You get peo-
ple who are normally nice, but un-
der the influence of alcohol they
change for the worse."
In 1990, more than 200 crimes
were classified as alcohol related
incidents, said Vernon Baisden, lieu-
tenant of the Crime Prevention
Division of the University police.
"Some incidents wouldn't have
come about without the use of alco-
hol," he said.
Events are scheduled to begin
this Sunday at 6 p.m. in Rackham
Danny Sugarman, aide to the
Doors and author of several books,
will discuss how substance abuse
affected himself and the rock group.
Monday is the kick-off day for
the week. Promotional literature
and pizza will be handed out on the
Diag from I1 a.m. to 3 p.m. At a
brown bag lunch in the Tap Room of
the Union, the University's Task
Force on Alcohol and Drugs will

report its findings about alcohol on
campus. There will be a panel dis-
cussion regarding alcohol and the
student at 7 p.m. in the Pendleton
Room of the Union.
Tuesday is Law Enforcement
Day. Police will hand out literature
and bumper stickers on the Diag
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be
a brown bag lunch at noon in the Tap
Alcohol Awareness Week
*Mon. Task Force Report
*Tues. Law Enforcement Day
*Wed. Alcohol and Stress Day
*Thurs. Alcohol and Sex Day
*Fri. Rally on the Diag
Room, discussing how to get in-
volved in programs regarding alco-
hol use. There will be a Law
Enforcement Workshop at 7 p.m. in
the Modem Language Building
Auditorium 4.
Wednesday is Alcohol and Stress
Day. Promotional items will be
passed out on the Diag. There will
be a brown bag lunch in the Tap
Room at noon regarding Adult
Children of Alcoholics and there
will be a drinking and stress work-
shop at 7 p.m. in the Pendleton

Thursday is Alcohol and Sex
Day. Condoms and literature will
be passed out on the Diag. There
will be a brown bag lunch at noon in
the Tap Room about the basics of
abuse, and a Drinking and Sex work-
shop in the Anderson Room of the
Union at 7 p.m. There will also be
an Alcohol and Minorities work-
shop at 7 p.m. at the Trotter House.
Friday will feature a rally on the
Diag, a program at 7 p.m. at
Rackham Auditorium by speakers
from the entertainment industry,
and a non-alcoholic party at 9 p.m. at
the U-Club.
Students Against Drunk Driving
will participate in a "white out"
Friday, said LSA senior Abby
Lipshutz, a member of the group.
"People will be painting their
faces white, which represents people
who died in drunk driving crashes,"
she said.
Each residence hall will plan ac-
tivities in its own manner, said,
Leigh Goldstein, a resident advisor
in South Quad.
"RAs choose programs out of
need," she said. "I'm pushing my
advisors to publicize this week and
do projects as needed for the rest of
the year.... Our focus is to post hugd
posters daily of campuswide events.
I'd like my hall and house to attend
campuswide programs together."

Sweet scents
Ruby Wetzel, 2 1/2, of Ann Arbor, sniffs the mums at the Farmer's
Market yesterday afternoon.

21st Century Program gets varied reviews


by Lauren Dermer
Daily Staff Reporter
The 21st Century Program, de-
signed to help incoming students ad-
just to college through an educa-
tional living arrangement, is receiv-
ing mixed reactions from partici-
pants after its initial month.
Student opinions vary widely;
some say the program is a chance to
learn from each other, while others

Seminars are helpful to some, too time-consuming for others

as roommates, time management,
Greek life and politically correct
"Often students have things
running through their heads, but
nowhere to say them," said Roberto
Resio, a residential adviser who fa-
cilitates two seminars. "By having

shops taught by upperclass students
in math, chemistry or English, said
program director Mary Hummel.
"The workshops provide insight
into courses and help students view
information more intellectually
and critically.
"Not only are the students
learning from facilitation, but they
are learning from each other," she
added. "The workshops are collabo-
rative, as opposed to competitive."
LSA first-year student Becky
Packard said the discussion sections
have improved with increased en-
thusiasm from students. "I look

around my class and there are so
many people, but in the workshop
we can really learn from each
other," she said.
And Engineering first-year stu-
dent Jonathan McDonald said, "The
21st Century Program helps me a
lot more than my TA. The program
is not designed to cram up your
schedule, it is designed to help you."
But LSA student Scott Miller
said, "The program is good, but
when you have a lot of studying to
do in other subjects, it becomes a
kind of nuisance."
LSA first-year student Virshone

Brinkley agreed. "I haven't been to
one seminar because I have so much
to do. I get more out of studying
when I do it myself," she said.
"I have not gone to the seminars
or the workshops," said Melissa
Seifer. "I think it's great that they
offer them, but there are so many
other things to do."
The program will undergo three
systematic evaluations by the
University's Institute of Social
Research. The first round was con-
ducted in September, but Hummel
said the results are not complete.
"The program is undergoing a
trial period," she said. "We're look-
ing to continue it next semester on a
very much reduced basis."

'The program is not designed to cram up your
schedule, it is designed to help you'
-Jonathan McDonald
Engineering first-year student

call it a nuisance.
About 250 residents of Mary
Markley Residence Hall - all
first-year students recruited during
the summer - participate in the
Weekly seminars, facilitated by
Markley resident staff members,
have explored issues that first-year
students inevitably confront, such

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Michigan Video Yearbook, weekly
mtg. Union, 4th floor, 7:30.
Tagar, Zionist student activists. Hillel,
6:30 p.m.
tervarsity Christian Fellowship,
mtg. Dana, Rm 1040,7 p.m.
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power
(ACT-UP), Union, Rm 2209 A & B,
Campus Crusade for Christ, weekly
mtg. Dental School Kellogg Aud,
GOO5, 7-8.
Peace and Justice Commission. MSA
Office, 3rd floor Union, 7 p.m.
External Relations Committee,
weekly mtg. MSA Office, 3rd floor
nion,7 p.m.
Amnesty International, weekly mtg.
California Alumni Association,
mtg/happy hour. Dominick's, 7-9.
Challenge Ropes Course, pre-trip
mtg. North Campus Rec Bldg,
Conference Rm, 7-8.
"Interdisciplinary Studies of
Maternal Care Tradeoffs and Child
eIealth: A Mexican American
Example," Ana Magdalena Hurtado.
Rackham East Lecture Rm, 4 p.m.
"IHigh Resolution Electronic
Spectroscopy of the Argon..OH
Weakly Bound Complex," Laszlo
Nemes, Hungarian Academy of
Sciences. 1640 Chem, 4 p.m.
"The Hilly Flanks and Beyond:
Excavations at a Pre-Pottery
Neolithic Site in Southeast Turkey
and an Iron Age Cemetery in
ortheast France," David
Hamermesh Nat Sci Museum rm

Gierowski, Jagiellonian University.
Rackham Amphitheater, 8 p.m.
"Meeting the Needs of Gifted
Students With Learning Disabilities
At Highly Selective Colleges and
Universities," Dr. Susan Vogel,
Northern Illinois University. School of
Ed, Schorling Aud, 10-12:30.
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Sun-Thur, 8 p.m.-l:20 a.m.
and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Stop by 102 UGLi or call 936-1000.
Extended hours are 1 a.m. -3 a.m. at
the Angell Hall Computing Center or
call 763-4246.
Northwalk, North Campus safety
walking service. Sun-Thur 8 p.m.-1:30
a.m. and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.-11:30
p.m. Stop by 2333 Bursley or call 763-
U-M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice. CCRB Martial Arts Rm, 7-8.
U-M Swim Club, Tuesday workout. IM
Pool, 6:30-8:30.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors. An-
gel/Mason Computing Center, 7-11.
Women's Rugby, Tuesday practice.
Mitchell Field, 5:45-8.
"The Wall," film. Hillel, 10 p.m.
"M*A*S*H*," film. Hillel, 8 p.m.
Career Planning and Placement.
Careers in Law. Union, Anderson
C&D, 7-8:30.
Writing and Formatting Your Resume
on Computer. Mosher-Jordan, 8-9:30.
Kidder, Peabody & Co., employer pre-
sentation. Union, Pendleton Rm, 7:30-
Resources Fair. Union, Anderson Rm,
"Where Did All These Students

seminars like these, it is similar to a
crash course in life and adjustment."
But of those signed up for the
program, approximately one-quar-
ter do not participate, Resio said.
"One of my sections averages 13 out
of 15 people and the other averages
about seven out of 15."
In addition to the seminars, stu-
dents attend twice-weekly work-
U.N. experts
head to Iraq
for H-Bomb
Nuclear experts headed for Iraq
yesterday to try to seize evidence of
its H-bomb project as spy satellites
and planes monitored Baghdad's se-
cret weapons laboratory, officials
Iraq has already manufactured
some lithium-6, a material used
only in hydrogen weapons..The U.N.
inspectors hope to capture the sup-
ply at the Al-Athir weapons facil-
ity, officials said on condition of
The Al-Athir site is being moni-
tored by spy satellites, U-2 flights
and other means until the nuclear
experts arrive, the U.N. and
International Atomic Energy
Agency officials said. The surveil-
lance is intended to catch any Iraqi
attempt to move the lithium-6 out
of Al-Athir or bury it on the
Iraq was obligated to disclose
the extent of its program under the
Security Council's April 3 cease-
fire resolution, but has acknowl-
edged little and has not commented
on Tuesday's disclosure by the
IAEA of its lithium supply.
David Kay, one of the IAEA's
chief inspectors, said yesterday that
"the purpose of our on-the-ground
inspection, as well as our continuing
efforts, is to put them out of that

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