TheMichigan Daily - Monday. December 5, 1994 - 3
Picture book on 'U'highlights all from football to festifall
Book updates 1968
campus life in its full
diversity and color
By LISA DINES
Daily Staff Reporter
u If a picture is worth a thousand words, the
niversity has said a mouthful with its new
127-page glossy picture book.
The photographic essay, "The University
of Michigan: A Seasonal Portrait," published
by Brompton Books of Connecticut, follows
the campus through the seasons from the first
day of classes through the summer and back to
"It isn't necessarily a book of snapshots. It's
a little more evocative than that," said Liene
Karels, who helped design the book. "It's evoca-
tive of things past."
The last photographic essay the University
sponsored was in 1968 and shows an outdated
view of campus life.
"Most universities have photo essays, and
we haven't had one for a number of years,"
said President James J. Duderstadt in an inter-
view last month. "We've tried to make this
volume fairly timeless."
The University is not making money from
the deal with Brompton, but it received compli-
mentary copies of the publication.
"This was entirely a charitable exercise. To
everyone's surprise, we are going to make a
profit. A reprint is planned for next spring," said
Sydney L. Mayer, Brompton publisher and a
1962 University alum.
Karels said the book is aimed at students,
parents and alums. She said the book would
make a good holiday gift.
"I think it is primarily for alums. I think it's
a remembrance book," Karels said. "The sec-
ondary market is moms and dads - the folks of
people who are at the University now."
Duderstadt said the book shows that the
University has evolved.
"An alumnus who has been out of here 20
to 30 years won't recognize many of the
buildings," he said.
Another book on the University recently
hit book shelves as well. History Profs. Mar-
garet and Nicholas Steneck have updated
Howard Peckam's summary of the University's
history, "The Making ofthe University ofMichi-
gan," published by the University of Michigan
Vice President for University Relations
Walter Harrison said the books help instill pride
in the University.
. "A lot of students don't really understand
the history of the University," he said. "The
more you know about a place, generally the
more you identify with it."
Both books are available at area book-
The Washington Post
WASHINGTON -Abortion foes
gained at least 39 House seats and
he Senate seats in the November
eections, according to groups on both
sides of the issue, giving them a ma-
jority or near-majority in Congress
on many abortion questions.
"The pro-life side had its biggest
victory in the history of the move-
ment," said Rep. Christopher H. Smith
(R-N.J.) co-chair of the House Pro-
Although abortion may be sec-
Olary to the Republican "Contract
With America," which focuses
heavily on economic, tax, welfare and
congressional procedure reform,
Smith said he believes abortion foes
have an excellent chance to roll back
Clinton administration policies or
existing laws and regulations that
Republicans view as fostering abor-
*In what abortion opponents assert
was a bow to the election results,
Clinton on Friday prohibited the use
of federal funds for creating human
embryo cells outside the body to be
used for research purposes - on the
very day a research panel recom-
mended guidelines for carrying out
Although the embryo issue does
not involve abortion in the sense the
*rd is normally understood - ter-
mination of a pregnancy - abortion
foes consider it to be a "right to life"
issue involving deliberate destruction
of a potential human life.
"It crosses a line that is barbaric,"
said Smith. ."We're creating human
life for the sole purpose of experi-
menting on it."
The antiabortion measures envi-
*ned by Smith, the National Right
to Life Committee and the Family
Research Council include locking
such an embryo cell research ban into
law as well as:
Cutting off funds for interna-
tional family planning organizations
that abortion foes contend use public
funds directly or indirectly to work
for legalization of abortion in foreign
f ntries. Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.)
ered such an amendment last year
but it lost. Sources said that now, as
incoming chairman of the Senate For-
eign Relations Committee, he is likely
to bring it up again when he finds an
Barring federal support for re-
search on the use of transplanted tis-
sue from aborted fetuses to allay the
effects of Parkinson's disease.
00 Continuing or broadening re-
strictions on Medicaid-financed abor-
tions, which are allowed only to save
the life of the woman or in cases of
rape or incest.
Restricting research and sale of
the abortion pill RU-486.
Barring federally funded fam-
ily planning groups from counseling
young women that abortion is an op-
n. Opponents call this the "gag
Barring the Federal Employees
Health Benefits Program, U.S. mili-
tary hospitals overseas and the Dis-
trict of Columbia (even if using its
own money) from providing abor-
rate jumps 2%
to 5th in nation
Martha Cook resident Heidi Neuroth and brother Peter greet President James Duderstadt and wife Anne in Martha
Cook last night at the reception preceding the 49th annual Messiah Dinner.
49th Messiah dinr brings8
By SPENCER DICKINSON
Daily Staff Reporter
Martha Cook Building held its 49th
annual Messiah dinner for members of
the University Musical Society and
Messiah soloists yesterday evening.
The Messiah concert, which took
place Saturday evening and Sunday
afternoon, was a presentation of the
UMS Choral Union and the Ann Arbor
The Messiah dinner is a 49-year
Martha Cook tradition that began when
Leona Diekma, then the director of
Martha Cook, invited UMS director
Charles Sink and the Messiah soloists
This year, Martha Cook's residents
had approximately 160 guests includ-
ing President James Duderstadt, the
Messiah soloists and conductor Tho-
mas Sheets, UMS DirectorKen Fischer,
Dean B. Joseph White of the School of
Business Administration, and Univer-
sity President Emeritus Robben Flem-
Also invited was James Irwin -
CEO of the Irwin Group that owns
Wolverine Temporary - the under-
writer of the concert. "This is the sec-
ond Messiah concert we've supported,
and we plan to continue to underwrite
the concert in the future," Irwin said.
Irwin, a School of Education alum-
nus, cited the "broad base of participa-
tion" and "broad base of appeal" the
Messiah concert has in the University
and Ann Arbor communities as rea-
sons why the Irwin Group had chosen
to underwrite the event.
Fischer, who originally approached
Irwin for support, was grateful for the
businessman's assistance in putting on
a concert he claimed "drew bigger
crowds than a Messiah concert would
at Carnegie Hall."
One of the biggest attractions of the
concert, David Daniels - a soloist of
world renown - was also present. "It
was a thrill to sing in Ann Arbor again,"
he said. Daniels studied vocal perfor-
mance at the University.
Heidi Neuroth, an LSA senior and
Martha Cook resident, coordinated the
special decorating in Martha Cook. "It's
an 18th-century Williamsburg theme,"
Neuroth said. The decor featured fruits
associated with the holidays in the 18th
century, and the menu featured quail
Several Martha Cook residents
dressed in 18th century costumes to set
the tone for the evening.
Also present were several males
dressed in short pants, long ornate jack-
ets, and even powdered wigs. The cos-
tumes were on loan for the University
But who were the males?
"Boyfriends," said one man serv-
ing drinks. This was true of all but one
of the male attendants. The exception
was Peter Neuroth, a Pioneer Middle
School sixth grader who cut short a
swim meet to serve drinks at the re-
quest of his sister Heidi.
Guests were individually escorted
by MarthaCook residents, who showed
them around the building, and ate with
them as well. This was an rare chance
for students to meet high-level admin-
A string quartet composed of
Martha Cook residents entertained
guests at a reception preceding the din-
The guests then went to the dining
room to feast on 18th century delica-
cies, but first they were treated to a
rendition of the Martha Cook song
residents sing before each meal.
After dinner, the women of Martha
Cook put on a brief performance fea-
turing vocal and instrumental music as
well as dramatic readings.
The event ended in a sing-along.
DETROIT (AP) - Crime in De-
troit edged up 2 percent in 1993, rank-
ing it fifth in the nation in both overall
crime and murder, according to the
annual FBI crime report.
Among other cities in Michigan,
Flint's murder rate topped New York
City's, while crime rates remained
steady in many, according to the FBI
Uniform Crime Reports, a compila-
tion of information from law enforce-
ment agencies nationwide.
The report released yesterday shows
robberies, assaults, burglaries, carthefts
and arson in Detroit totaled 121,140 in
1993, up 2 percent from 1992.
Detroit's murder rate was 57 per
100,000, same as 1992. Gary, Ind. led
the nation with a rate of 89. New Or-
leans followed with 80; Washington
D.C. with 78 and St. Louis with 69.
Hlint's rate of 34 per 100,000 resi-
dents was higher than New York City
with 27 per 100,000 and equaled
State Sen. Joe Con-oy (D-Flint)
called the data "a disaster" for the
city's public image.
Grand Rapids had 17 murders per
100,000; Lansing had 11 per 100,000.
Violent crime in Detroit for the
first six months in 1994 totaled 13,028,
up slightly from 12,650 for the same
period in 1993.
Detroit was ninth in the nation in
violent crime per 100,000 residents
for the first half of 1994. Newark,
N.J. was first.
Grand Rapids was 51st in the na-
tion, with a total of 1,350 violent
crimes in the first half of 1993, up
from 1,280 for the same period the
Warren was 139th in the nation in
violent crime; Ann Arbor was 158th.
Livonia ranked 179th and Sterling
Heights followed at 180th.
Nationally, violent and property
crimes last year decreased 2.1 per-
cent, but murders grew by 3.2 percent
The murder rate was9.5 nation-
wide per 100,000 population. That
was a 2.2 percent increase, but still
lower than the rates in 1991 and the
years 1979-1981, when it fluctuated
between 9.7 and 10.2.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Five
dozen citizens reporting for jury duty
in a murder trial here were asked by
the judge if they had lost a relative or
close friend to homicide. One-fourth
of them stood up.
It was a graphic illustration of
what years of killings have done to
the people of the nation's capital.
One of those potential jurors had
lost two people, one in 1992 and one
Another lost a college roommate
18 months ago. He was driving down
a street and got caught in the cross-
fire of an argument he knew nothing
Athird lost a relative who was
shot in the head after her hands were
bound with duct tape, an apparent
Having one-quarter of a random
group of potential jurors acknowl-
edge losing someone to homicide is
not unusual, said Assistant U.S. At-
torney David Schertler, chief of the
The U.S. attorney's office pros-
ecutes all such cases in Washington,
where four people, including a po-
lice detective and two FBI agents,
were slain at police headquarters
"The city in the last three to four
years has had the highest murder
rate per capita, and it's a city with a
fairly small population," Schertler
said. "That means that you're going
to have more people here who have
1been affected by homicide than you
are in other places."
So how does one find a fair jury
to hear murder cases?
The question about homicides
was just one of many as the judge
tried to ferret out whatever knowl-
edge, prejudice and emotional bag-
gage the jurors were bringing to the
courtroom where one young man
was accused of killing another in a
2d lecture on postmodernism decries 'five-fold delusion'
By DANIELLE BELKIN
Daily Staff Reporter
Delusion - n., a false belief, espe-
cially one that persists psychotically.
In his second lecture in a series on
postmodernism Saturday morning,
Prof. Frithjof Bergmann described
the growth of modern society as based
on ideas that he termed delusions.
Postmodernism is the belief that
there's no such thing as knowledge,
but rather depends on point of view.
The "five-fold delusion" as
Bergmann titles it, describes the way
society has been built on a misguided
idea of what freedom is and how it
can and should be experienced.
Using examples from Georg
Hegel, an influential German phi-
losopher (1770-1831), Bergmann de-
nied the idea that human beings are
"Hegel thinks (the idea that free-
dom is a gift for being part of human-
ity) is false and attacks it on factual
grounds," Bergmann said. "Freedom
as a concept did not come into exist-
ence until after a culture was formed
first with the Greeks," he continued.
The "five-fold delusions" were
discussed in parts as terminal, con-
ceptual, egoism, values and minimum
state. Bergmann defined terminal de-
lusion in terms of political systems
that are based on the idea that they are
finished and complete. He argues that
is not the case and society needs new
systems that allow for people to live
full lives, not lives controlled by a
Conceptual delusion occurs be-
cause people have built into culture the
idea that humans are born free, which
determined how humans think about
freedom. This results in the unfortu-
nate circumstance of not being able to
think about freedom at all, Bergmann
"It's ridiculous, knowing what's to
their advantage people will do the ex-
act opposite to humiliate themselves,"
Bergmann said. "Actually, people suf-
fer from a poverty of desire - a lack of
real desire from within, not motivated
by external forces," he continued.
People must develop a strong in-
ner self and that is what is meant by
egoism, not the misguided concept
that everyone runs around thinking,
"Me! Me! Me!" all the time, he said.
The issue of values is tied to ego-
ism because values have put a stop to
the creation of the self, Bergmann said.
When one person tells another that he
or she "has no values," what they are
really saying is they are not concerned
with others. It removes the develop-
ment of a value system from the person
and places it in the control of the soci-
The last delusion Bergmann ad-
dressed concerns the notion of the
minimum state. "Conservatism and lib-
eralism cross over. Where one wants
regulation, the other does not," he said.
Bergmann believes that the struc-
ture of society must change, and reason
must be applied differently, with a new
approach, for people to really experi-
"All along there have been more
viable and plausible assumptions by
which different political theorizing
could be done and boy do we ever
need it!" Bergmann said.
This was the second meeting in a
series of talks on postmodernism that
Bergmann is giving. A question and
answer period followed Bergmann's
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