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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 24, 1994 - 3

Original ICC
co-op house
marks 50
years at 'U'
By MICHELLE JOYCE
* AlLY STAFF REPORTER
Someone's celebrating a birthday.
Fifty years ago this month, the
University's Inter-Cooperative Coun-
cil (ICC) purchased its first house at
816 S. Forest. It was named Stevens'
House, after University Prof. A.K.
Stevens, who made the purchase pos-
sible by co-signing a $500 loan from
the Ann Arbor Cooperative Society.
Stevens had been working for
some time with the Ann Arbor Coop-
erative Society, which closed its doors
10 years ago. He was extremely ac-
tive with the students.
"He was like a mentor to the stu-
dents who started the co-ops," said
Jim Jones, executive director of the
ICC.
The purchase of Stevens' House
was a "quantum leap" for Ann Arbor's
perative housing, Jones said. Al-
though the ICC bought its first house
50 years ago, co-op housing at the
University actually is even older.
The Ann Arbor co-ops were es-
tablished in 1932 when a group of
students rented a house together in an
attempt to survive the Great Depres-
sion. From 1932 to 1944, students
continued to rent houses and apart-
nents but never owned them.
Since 1932, nearly 15,000 Uni-
versity students have lived in Ann
Arbor student co-ops.
Today, the ICC houses more than
500 residents in 19 different loca-
tions, including 17 houses and two
apartment buildings, on North and
Central campuses. The ages of the
residents ranges from first-year
ndergrads to perennial graduate stu-
Wents. The ICC is owned by the resi-
dent members and controlled by a
student board of directors that is its
only voting body.
Co-op living is a popular alterna-
tive among students concerned with
living expenses. The average rate for
co-op housing is around $360 per
month for room and board, signifi-
cantly lower than residence halls and
Wther rented houses and apartments.

N. Korea threatens war
in nuclear spat with U.S.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -
Stepping up its verbal offensive, North
Korea warned the United States yes-
terday not to forget the lessons of the
Korean War. South Korea put its
650,000 troops on special alert.
The South Korean military was
ordered to cancel leaves and keep
commanders at their posts. Land, sea
and aerial patrols were increased, of-
ficials said.
While the militaries of both Koreas
are frequently put on alert, yesterday's
order was more severe than usual and
took on special significance as North
Korea grows increasingly belligerent
over accusations that it is developing
nuclear weapons. The move expanded
an alert ordered by President Kim
Young-sam at an emergency national
security meeting Monday.
"We need watertight security.
There must be no letup," Defense
Minister Rhee Byoung-tae told a par-
liamentary committee.
Rhee said the high alert will re-
main in force at least until the presi-
dent returns from a weeklong trip to
Japan and China next. Wednesday.
Rhee said there are no signs of an
impending invasion, although North
Korea's 1.1 million-strong army has
increased its land and aerial activity
by 50 percent.
In Beijing, North Korean Ambas-
sador Chu Chang Jun said war may
break out if the United States ships
Patriot missiles to South Korea and
goes ahead with joint military exer-
cises.
"The American side should not
forget the historical experience from
the Korean War of the 1950s and
should use it as a lesson," Chu said.
About 54,000 American soldiers
were killed in the three-year Korean
War, which ended in 1953. About
400,000 South Koreans died, and
Chinese and North Korean casualties
were estimated at 1.5 million.
In a report monitored in Tokyo,
the official Korea Central News
Agency accused the United States of
escalating tensions by sending the
missiles and reviving the joint exer-
cises.

The Pyongyang government will
not be intimidated by the American
actions, the report said.
The North "is prepared for both
dialogue and war. This is its unshak-
able stand and will."
The 151-mile Korean border, the
world's most heavily armed, was calm
yesterday, Rhee said. North Korea's
military held a routine winter field
training exercise, he said.
Rhee said South Korea has
strengthened early warning systems
along the border in cooperation with
the 36,000 U.S. troops stationed in
the country.
North Korea, which is suspected
of building nuclear weapons, refused
to let inspectors from the Interna-
tional Atomic Energy Agency fully
inspect its nuclear sites earlier this
month, prompting a new standoff with
the United States. On Monday, North
Korea threatened to pull out of the
international nuclear non-prolifera-
tion treaty.
North Korea insists its nuclear
program is peaceful, but some West-
ern experts say the hard-line Commu-
nist state may have enough plutonium
to make at least one atomic bomb by
next year.
Rhee said Patriot missiles were
being shipped from the United States
for deployment in April. Discussion
was underway to conduct "Team
Spirit" military exercises with the
United States either in late spring or
fall, he said.
The war games and Patriot de-
ployment had been put on hold in an
effort to coax North Korea into ac-
cepting full nuclear inspections.
On his visits to Japan, which has
economic leverage over North Korea,
and China, Pyongyang's only major
ally, President Kim is expected to
seek help in defusing the nuclear
standoff.
About 100 people demonstrated
yesterday in Seoul to protest Kim's
visit to Japan, demanding that Japan
take responsibility for the crimes of
the Japanese Army during World War
II and compensate Korean survivors
of work camps and brothels.

Korea remains
thorn in U.S.
foreign policy
THE BALTIMORE SUN
WASHINGTON - Confronta-
tions with North Korea over its
nuclear ambitions and with China
over human rights threaten a key-
stone of President Clinton's foreign
policy.
More than any other recent presi-
dent, Clinton has stressed America's
interest in Asia, touting the region's
economic growth and expanding
markets as an engine of American
prosperity and of high-skill, high-
wage jobs.
Now, in a remote but no longer
impossible scenario, Washington
could risk a war on the Korean pen-
insula, loss of the world's fastest-
growing market in China and after-
shocks in Taiwan, Hong Kong and
elsewhere in the Pacific.
Both crises grew out of a desire
by the Clinton administration to de-
lay confrontation and rely on diplo-
macy. Clinton is being tested by
adversaries ready to exploit domes-
tic political weakness or division
between the United States and its
allies.
The administration has held out
the promise of improving ties be-
tween North Korea's hardline com-
munist regime and the West in re-
turn for North Korea's giving up its
nuclear ambitions and surrendering
whatever nuclear material it may
have produced. The United States
endured a year of frustration based
on two assumptions that are now in
doubt.
One was that North Korea would
"stop the clock" on its nuclear-
weapons development while en-
gaged in talks with the United States.
The watchdog International
Atomic Energy Agency declared
Monday that it could not certify that
the clock had stopped.

MARK FHil:DMAN/Daily
Nathan Schultz, Jennifer Maher, Cindy Mathys and Arlene Winter sit outside
the Stevens' House co-op on Forest Street.

To keep these expenses low, co-
op residents share the work and house-
hold duties.
"Members contribute about four
hours of work per week, doing evry-
thing from cooking and dish washing
to maintenance, office work and house
management," said Beth Penrod, an
LSA senior and ICC president.
In addition to the low costs, many
students said they enjoy living in co-
ops because of the houses' sense of
community.
Jones said these houses and apart-
ments are especially popular with
transfer students who want to meet
people and do not want to be lost in an
anonymous apartment complex.
Jones said there is also an "ideo-

logical component" to living in co-op
housing. Students are offered the op-
portunity to own their own house be-
fore they even have a career.
"Living in a co-op gives a sense of
control to the members of the house,"
said School of Music senior Jason
Wisniewski, who lives in Stevens'
House. "We don't have to deal with
landlords."
Jones said that although the ICC
was having problems filling all the
locations a few years ago, the houses
are now in high demand.
He has also noted that the increase
in co-op housing coincided with a
decrease in those living in University
residence halls, fraternities and so-
rorities.

Art after dark: museum's
features revealed in late show

More than 100
patrons attend
special showing in
Museum of Art
By ROBIN BARRY
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
The Museum of Art stayed open
late last night to offer students and
visitors an opportunity to peer into
the inner workings of the University's
museum.
The art museum, along with Ka-
leidoscope - the undergraduate his-
*ory of art club - presented "A Night
At the Museum" to attract students to
its many programs.
Ultraviolet lights were set up so
visitors could examine Guercino's
"Esther before Ahasuerus." The spe-
cial light allowed audience members
to personally observe restoration at-
tempts on the 300-year old painting.
Nan Plummer, assistant director
*or programs at the museum, said it
looked like viewers were looking for
the painting's secrets.
"There are worlds (that) art his-
tory can open up to us. A museum
should be a place where awareness is
fostered," she said.
Another highlight was the tour of
the Collections Rooms, administered
by museum Director William J.
Hennessey and Diana Goodwin of the
nuseum practice program.
Hennessey said the museum
houses much more art than it can

display. He also explained that the
pieces not shown are available to stu-
dents and other visitors upon request.
"There is nothing museum people
like better than showing off," he said.
Presenting some midieval manu-
scripts, Hennessey encouraged visi-
tors to come closer and utilize a mag-
nifying glass to inspect the works.
"For years museums thought it
was right to be mysterious and exclu-
sive. We are trying to change that and
invite everyone to come inside,"
Hennessey said.
Goodwin agreed. "The nitty-gritty
stuff is the interesting part."
Another presentation was the com-
puter and photo-cd demonstration
given by Dennis Moser of the Mu-
seum Practice Program.
Student Gallery Guide Lisa
Hobson, who is also a Kaleidoscope
member, said she was pleased with
the turnout of about 100 people.
Many students who attended the
event said they were impressed with
the program.
"We were given a behind-the-
scenes view. We went behind doors
that we are not usually allowed to
open," said RC Junior Mitch Nobis.
Art school junior Inger Rasmussen
said the event was well organized.
"I should really come here more
often, this is my first time," she added.
Plummer said the purpose of the
evening was to promote the museum
to students and raise their interest.

UHS coordinator,11 students receive accolades
for roles in fighting substance abuse on campus
By KATIE HUTCHINS state that meet yearly to discuss and all ties in together. A healthy lifestyle Benz added that she believes prob-
DAILY STAFF REPORTER hear educators speak about alcohol is a healthy lifestyle, and alcohol abuse lem drinking is a bigger concern to
Several University students have and drug abuse. isn't part of it." University students than alcoholism,
been formally commended for their UHS' Alcohol and Other Drug Lahti added that she believes the and she hopes the program will "keep
efforts in curbing alcohol and other Peer Education Program (ADPEP), University's program won the award them healthy and safe while they're
substance abuse on campus. which has been operating since 1986, because of its innovativeness. here."

Eleven participants in one of Uni-
versity Health Services (UHS's) Peer
Education Programs and their coordi-
nator, Marsha Benz, have been
awarded the Outstanding Student Pro-
gram Award.
"It was a nice validation of hard
work that the students do," Benz said.
The program received the award
from the Michigan Consortium on
Substance Abuse Education, which
held its annual conference in
Frankenmuth onFriday.
The consortium is made up of sev-
eral groups from colleges across the
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has organized an informative program
which it presents to groups of stu-
dents in residence halls, classes, fra-
ternities and sororities.
Two students from the group at-
tended each program, which consists
of icebreakers, values-clarification
discussions and "practical informa-
tion on reducing health and social
risks," Benz said.
LSA senior Cathy Lahti said she is
involved with ADPEP because, "I'm
really interested in health service as a
career." She added that she has varied
interests in the field, but ,"For me it

The award is based on a program's
overall impact, target population, stu-
dent involvement, effective use of
resources and creativity.
ADPEP, like other UHS peer edu-
cation programs, requires its partici-
pants to attend 20 hours of training in
facilitation and presentation skills. The
group then conducts a few programs a
month throughout the school year.
Benz said one of the program's
main goals is to "have people think
about their use ... plus we want to
offer people a chance to take a look at
their drinking."

ADPEP's format is interactive in
that it involves students in games,
discussions and question-and-answer
sessions with the peer educators dur-
ing programs while teaching impor-
tant information about problem drink-
ing, handling alcohol emergencies and
responsible decision-making in so-
cial events.
UHS's other peer education pro-
grams teach about contraceptive use,
eating disorders, safer sex and time
management. Students who wish to
be peer educators can apply at UHS
before April 1.

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