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Conference opens
with Holocaust vigil _.

OSU senate passes
resolution to name

by Laura Adderley
Daily Staff Reporter
Students, administrators, and
Ann Arbor residents are joining to-
gether in remembrance of the
Holocaust, staging a 24-hour Diag
vigil for its victims.
The vigil, which started at
12:30 p.m. yesterday, opened the
13th Annual Conference on the
Holocaust. Throughout the vigil,
names of victims are read by indi-
viduals and members of local
The vigil marks the beginning
of a week of Holocaust-related
events sponsored by Hillel and
other community members.
Vigil organizer Rachel Berlin
called it "a communitywide
"We want to encourage all
members of the community to
come out to some of the events.
Hillel is really proud of what
we've put together," she said.
Berlin said that Roma Solent, a
Holocaust survivor, and several
children of survivors read during
the early hours of the vigil. She
stressed that one of the main aims
of the vigil is to dispel the current
myth that the Holocaust never
"We're trying to promote
Holocaust education on campus so

that people will never forget,"
Berlin added.
Included in the programs occur-
ring this week are a slide show of
the remains of concentration camps
by students who have recently vis-
ited Poland and an open discussion
with Holocaust survivors.
A number of noted community
members - including University
Regent Philip Power (D-Ann Ar-
bor), Vice President for Student
Affairs Maureen Hartford and U.S.
Rep. Carl Pursell (R-Plymouth)
- have volunteered to read during
the vigil.
Matthew Stein, a junior in the
RC and leader of the Orthodox
Minyan at Hillel, said, "It's
highly personal, reading the names.
After reading, several people have
commented that some of the names
sounded similar to their family's
name; they wondered if they were
distantly related."
He said the readings refuted
claims that the Holocaust didn't
happen, as asserted by an adver-
tisement in the Daily last fall.
"I think this means a lot more
this year after the ad by Bradley
Smith in the Daily. It's just a sim-
ple book of names of people who
were murdered," he added.


by Karen Sabgir
Daily Higher Education Reporter
In response to complaints from
the Bisexual Gay Lesbian Alliance
at Ohio State University (OSU),
groups that violate the university's
non-discriminatory policy may have
to be identified as such when men-
tioned in any OSU publication
aimed toward students or
prospective students.
The resolution, which OSU' s
130-member University Senate -
composed of administrators, faculty,
graduate and undergraduate students
- passed almost unanimously
Saturday, is now ready to be pre-
sented to the Board of Trustees for a
final response.
The resolution also states that
when the university refers to the
non-discriminatory policy in one of
its publications, the organizations
that do not comply with its standards
must be listed.
The standards stipulate no dis-
crimination against an individual for
reasons of race, color, creed, reli-
gion, sexual orientation, national
origin, sex, age, handicap, or
Vietnam-era veteran status.
University of Michigan Regental
Bylaw 14.06 prohibits discrimina-
tion on the basis of these criteria as
well, but excludes sexual orientation.
Although a 1984 policy adopted by
former University President Harold
Shapiro bans discrimination on the
basis of sexual orientation in em-
ployment and educational decisions,
the Presidential Policy does not ap-
ply to organizations outside the
University, including the Reserve
Officer Training Corps (ROTC).
OSU junior Garrett Schwartz, a
representative on the Student
Assembly, said the complaints con-
cerned the ROTC commissioning
policy, which does not accept
lesbians or gay men.
The resolution had been in the
works for a long time, said Nancy
Rudd, secretary of the OSU
University Senate. It was originally
introduced to the Senate by the

Undergraduate Student Government
(USG) in June.
Schwartz said one of USG's ma-
jor points was to preserve truth in,
advertising. "You should know the
full facts about something before
you join."
Schwartz added that the faculty is,
particularly happy about the USG's
"Our student organizations have ,
taken a different approach than other
universities. Others try to close,
down ROTC," Rudd said, adding
that "it can't be done anyway be-
cause of state law."
Last year the state of Ohio passed
a law prohibiting its universities
from banning the ROTC from cam-
Lt. Col. Mike Hayes of the Army
ROTC at OSU said he was con-
cerned with possible negative
publicity for the ROTC program. He
added that ROTC provides students
with excellent leadership
"I don't expect it to hurt us, but it
may affect my ability to increase the
numbers," said Hayes, who is cur-
rently trying to raise the number of
cadets from 140 to 200.
"But as far as the content of the
resolution, it doesn't make a distinc-
tion between ROTC classes and the

LSA junior Elliot Cosgrove reads the names of Holocaust victims during a
24-hour vigil in the Diag yesterday. The vigil marks the start of the 13th
Annual Conference on the Holocaust.

Psychology repeats as most popular major
.among undergraduates at 'U' in 1990-91
English, politial sciencefolow dosely behind as libenl aits degrees dominate top 10

by Scott Roush
Psychology, English and political
science remained the majors elected
most often by University students in
the 1990-91 academic year for the
second year in a row, the Office of
the Registrar has reported.
According to the figures released,
psychology is the most popular ma-
jor with 1,166 students. English was
a close second at 1,160, and political
science was third at 1,094.
Liberal arts majors dominated the
rest of the top 10, which were: biol-
ogy, 816; economics, 716; mechani-
cal engineering, 673; communica-
tions, 651; history, 607; electrical
engineering, 461; and nursing, 429.
Psychology was the most popular
major for the second year in a row
while political science and English
switched places from the previous
survey. The rest of the majors re-
mained relatively unchanged, with
nursing replacing business
administration in the top 10.
Even though liberal arts majors
are chosen most often among un-
dergraduate students, many decide to

augment their degrees with graduate
degrees before entering the job
Economics Department Chair
Alan Deardorff said, "Students use
an economics degree to continue on
to business or law school." He added
that he feels an economics degree is
more practical than other liberal arts
Some students say the popularity
of such liberal arts majors as English
and political science shows that stu-
dents want a diverse educational
background as an undergraduate
before they focus their careers in
graduate school.
Other factors involved with the
popularity of certain majors lie
within the departments themselves.
Some of the changes made in the
English department over the past
two decades have attracted more
Department Chair Robert
Weisbuch said he believes that the
changes in curriculum and staff are
responsible for the high enrollments
in the department and the attraction

for first- and second-year students.
The departmental changes in-
volved assigning top faculty to teach
first- and second-year students and
the creation of new courses to inter-
est non-majors in English, Weisbuch
He added that the department
wanted to "never to offer a course of
which we doubted the intellectual
seriousness, never to pander, but at
the same time to make the depart-
ment more welcoming to students."
Non-liberal-arts majors, such as
engineering and nursing, emphasize
a more direct focus on a career than
the liberal arts majors, which may
make it easier for students find a job
after graduating.
Engineering junior Robin Barrie
said, "I went into engineering be-

cause I was interested in science and
math in high school, and I also felt it
gave me the best chance to get a job
when I graduate."
Psychology continues to attract
students because of its appeal to un-
dergraduates who are interested in
human relations, although many re-
lated jobs still require additional
graduate work.
LSA senior and psychology ma-
jor Scott Thomas said, "Psychology
lets me learn about people and their
actions so I can understand them

Hayes said he hopes the resolu-
tion does not condemn ROTC in
general, and recognizes that it is the
commissioning process - consistent
with the Department of Defense's
policy - that violates the non-dis-
crimination policy.
Students can still go through
ROTC courses and get academic
credit, Hayes said, but the contracts
that officially commits them to the w
program has a provision where they
must indicate whether they are ho- :
Although the resolution will pri-
marily affect ROTC, "it is much-
broader than that," Rudd said. She-A
added that the resolution applies to2
any group that discriminates.




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i team walking service. Sun-Thur 8
p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop by 2333 Bursley
n's minvan Hillel 6:45 p.m. or call 763-WALK.
M Chess Club, weekly mtg, ECB Peer Writing Tutors,
an League, 1 p.m. Angell/Mason Hall Computing Center,
Asian American Student 7-11 p.m.
on, Sunday 1:00 p.m. 4202 M. Ann Arbor Department of Parks
and Recreation, registration for Over
riters, open mike poetry and 30 Hockey Leagues, Spring Golf
7 p.m. RC Aud EQ League, Spring Science Day Camp,
Phi Omega Chapter Meeting and Spring Pioneer Living Day Camp.
y Anderson Room Michigan Film Series, Chrysler Center Aud,
7:00 p.m. North Campus, free, 5 p.m.
C Dominick's 8:00 p.m. free movie, International Center, Rm 9,
cout Cookie Booths Barbour 8 p.m.
30 p.m. U of M Bridge Club, weekly duplicate
nese American Students for bridge game, Michigan Union, Tap Rm,
ness, Saturday, 1-2 p.m. Welker 7:15 p.m.
ichigan Union U of M Ninjitsu Club, practice, I-M
Bldg, wrestling rm, 6:30-8 p.m.
eakers MichiganUltima Team, practice, 9:30
Kramer. Hillel 9:00 p.m. p.m.
ronics of Two-Dimensional U-M Taekwondo Club. Friday work-
ials," Department of Physics out. 1200 CCRB, 6-8 p.m. Beginners
a.m. 1706 Chem Bldg. welcome.
ar on Teaching, Rackham East U-M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
ence Rm 4:00 p.m. practice. CCRB Martial Arts Rm, 6-7
ng around between Being and p.m.
Bing: The Development of Undergraduate Psychology
s metaphysics," 2408 Mason Department, Undergraduate'
00 p.m. psychology advising, walk-in or
appointment, K-108 West Quad, 9
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a.m-4 p.m.
4ardi-Gras Open House/Party Yost Ice Arena, public skating, 12:00
House, Oxford Housing (627 p.m.-12:50 p.m.
Japanese film series, free film, Lorch
alk, night-time safety walking Hall Aud, 7 p.m.
. Sun-Thurs 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Career Planning and Placement,
, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop by 102 Introduction to the Job Search, CP&P
or call 936-1000. Also, extended Program Rm, 12:10 p.m.-1:00 p.m.,

(The Chaplaincy of the Episcopal Church
of the U-M Community)
218 N. Division St. " 665-0606
Eucharist-5 p.m. at St. Andrew's Church
(across the street)
Supper-6 p.m. at Canterbury House
WEEKDAYS (except Thursday):
Evening Prayer-5:30 p.m.
3M2.: Eucharist-4:10p.m. at Campus Chapel
The Rev. Dr. Virginia Peacock, Chaplain
2455 Washtenaw (at Stadium)
SlAY: Worship-10 am.
Van Rides available from campus.
Call 769-4157 for route info.
1432 Washtenaw Ave.
(Between Hill & South University)
Worship-9:30 & 11 a.m.
Campus Faith Exploration Discussion
Bagels & Coffee Served-9:30 a.m.
Campus Worship & Dinner-5:30 p.m.
For information, call 662-4466
Amy Morrison, Campus Pastor
801 South Forest (at Hill Street), 668-7622
SUNDAY: Worship-l da.m.
WEDNESDAY: Bible Study-6 p.m.

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