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walk finds
Daily Staff Reporter
Several University and city offi-
cials saw campus from a student's
point of view last night - and found
that in many places, the lack of light-
ing, overgrown foliage and other haz-
ards posed serious safety concerns.
The Michigan Student Assembly
nsored the Campus Safety Aware-
nss Walk-Through in hopes that
University and city officials would
cooperate to improve conditions for
MSA members and other student
volunteers met the officials at 11:30
p.m. in the Michigan Union. From
there, participants divided into groups
that covered different areas of campus.
Ann Arbor Mayor Ingrid Sheldon
, "We observed that porch lights
in some areas made a tremendous
difference. That could provide an
immediate quick fix."
Sheldon's group covered the area
from Fifth Street east to State Street,
and from Huron Street north to High
Street. She said they noticed the old
residential areas often had only two
street lights in addition to the light at
corner, and that overgrown foli-
age sometimes obscured lighting and
made paths dangerous.
Lighting and shrubbery also were
concerns for Vice President for Stu-
dent Affairs Maureen A. Hartford.
Her group covered an area around the
Nursing School. "There were also
some stairwells that opened right onto

Alums head to
for parade,

Daily Staff Reporter
This weekend, more than 4,000
alums will flock to the University to
watch the Michigan-Wisconsin foot-
ball game, tour the campus and relive
old memories.
For the first time in five years.
Homecoming weekend will include a
parade to celebrate this "Spirit of
Today at 4:30 p.m., 18 floats, cars,
performing groups and University stu-
dent organizations will march along
the outskirts of campus.
Jonathan Fish, Homecoming 1994
UAC co-coordinator and LSA senior,
believes that the parade is an impor-
tant part of a real homecoming.
"We wanted to make Homecom-
ing 1994 huge, so that it can continue
for years after we've left. The theme
'The Spirit of Michigan' is the maize
and blue feeling on campus, the feel-
ing of connection to this school," Fish
Homecoming 1994 Committee
member Michelle Van Ooteghem
believes that the function of both the
parade and Homecoming weekend is
to bring students and alumni together.
"There has been a real feeling of
enthusiasm around campus. We're
really working to reflect the tradition
and pride that the students feel about
the University," Van Ooteghem said.
Fish said the weekend is planned
for both alumni and current students.

"We wanted to let the students
know what it was like to have a Home-
coming weekend, and at the same
time, it's created in the honor of the
alumni. We want everyone to feel the
spirit here," Fish said.
The parade will travel from the
corner of South and East University,
down State Street and complete its
route at Hill Auditorium.
The floats will then be judged out-
side Hill Auditorium by Vice Presi-
dent for Student Affairs Maureen A.
Hartford, Ann Arbor Mayor Ingrid B.
Sheldon, co-Grand Marshals and
former Michigan football players
Anthony Carter and John Wangler
and one University alum.
Three awards will be presented to
the floats on the basis of spirit and
In addition, ROTC is sponsoring a
haunted house in North Hall tonight
and tomorrow night to raise money
for charity. In celebration of home-
coming, Sigma Alpha Epsilon will
host the 61st Annual Mud Bowl to-
morrow morning.
MSA President and Homecoming
1994 Committee member Julie
Neenan helped to reinstate the Home-
coming parade. Neenan said she or-
ganized parades in high school and
missed the homecoming spirit at the
P See Calendar of Events,
Page 2

Eric Kessell of Safewalk, Ann Arbor Mayor Ingrid B. Sheldon, William Krumm, associate vice president for business
operations and MSA External Relations Chair Andrew Wright look for campus safety hazards Wednesday night.

the street, that seemed like a place
where someone could hide. That
would be very different if they were
lit," she said.
"We also noticed that even if an
area was well lit, if you were walking
alone, it didn't feel very safe," Hart-
ford said.
MSA Vice President Jacob Stern
covered the South Forest Avenue-Ox-
ford Street-Washtenaw Avenue area
with his group. "We saw streetlights
that weren't on, and in many areas, the
shrubbery was overgrown and some-
one could easily jump out of there and
attack somebody," he said,

He also noted that some streets,
such as Oakland, had few streetlights.
Although streetlights are costly, he said,
trimming shrubs and replacing
lightbulbs are inexpensive precautions.
Another group, which covered the
Diag area, included Department of
Public Safety Director Leo Heatley.
This group noted several areas, such
as the Dennison Building, where lights
were present, but not turned on.
DPS checks lights and emergency
phones to make sure they are func-
tional at least once every two weeks,
Heatley said.
Also important, Heatley said, was

that students feel safe on campus.
"The perception is important because
students need to feel comfortable
walking around."
Many MSA members and students
attended the walk-through, which was
prompted by students' concerns,
heightened by reports of a serial rap-
ist in Ann Arbor.
"(Campus safety) is an important
issue," said LSA sophomore Tonya
Fuhs. "I live on South Forest, over in
'darkville' there. I don't walk home
alone anymore because of everything
that's happened, but if I did, I'd be
See SAFETY, Page 2

Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM - What Presid
wanted to see in Jerusalem was
tor wants to see - the walled C
urch of the Holy Sepulcher, the V
the Western Wall of Judaism's Sec
and Al Aqsa Mosque.
But even before he set foot i
yesterday, Clinton ran into the me
and probably the most difficult
Arab-Israeli conflict - the future
d its religious shrines - and in
anceled the walking tour his sta
fjjy planned for days.
WIm on my last leg. I'm r
linton said, arriving an hour late
ascus, the third capital of his six
d looking very weary indeed.
The president instead dispatc
odham Clinton to the Western Wa
oliest site as the only major part
f King Herod's temple after its de
e Roman army in A.D. 70.
Amid elaborate security precau
al clearing of all the men and
ad been praying at the wall, a
numerous chinks and holes and
undreds of police - Rodham Cli
the wall for about 15 minutes la
prayed there briefly.
Although President Clinton'sI
real, the political controversy had

cancels tour of
m dung visit
dent Clinton U.S ..Israeli
what every
)ld C ity , th e e D rot
ia Dolorosa,
ond TempleP.
n Jerusalem
ost sensitive'
issue in the
of the city By MATTHEW SMART_
the end he aily Staff Reporter
f thaed hae- Several student organizations have joined
ff had care- forces to bring Israel Shahak, an outspoken
-a r,, critic of U.S.-Israeli policy, to campus Sunday
eally tired," Shahak will speak abouthis new book in the
from Dam- Rackham Amphitheatre Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
-nation tour, The book, "Jewish History, Jewish Reli-
hed Hly gion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years,"
, as covers themes such as the relationship of_
dl, Judaism's Jewish culture on class structure and the
that remains discounting of non-Jewish life by orthodox
-struction by -Jews.
tions - the The talk is being sponsored by a myriad of
women who groups. The coalition of sponsors includes
check of its the Palestine Solidarity Committee, the Arab
acok ofis American Students' Association, the Inter-
a cordon of faith Council for Peace and Justice, the New
nton went to Jewish Agenda and the Progressive Zionist
st night and Caucus.
fatigue was Khytam Dawood, a member of the Pales-
J proved n- tine Solidarity Committee, said the number
EL, Page 2 See CRITIC, Page 2

Nobel laureate
details research
for his success
Daily Staff Reporter
Nobel laureate Prof. Joseph Taylor spoke before a
standing-room only crowd in the Rackham Amphitheatre
yesterday afternoon about the technology and research
that lead to his success as a scientist.
In 1974, Taylor and Russel Hulse, one of his graduate
students, discovered a binary pulsar that led to their
receiving the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1993.
"Binary pulsars have become some of the most useful
tools in astronomical science," Taylor said.
Taylor's observations of a binary pulsar system showed
that the pulsars were losing energy and slowing down.
Taylor showed that the energy lost is equal to that pre-
dicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity for gravi-
tational radiation.
A pulsar is a star comprised of almost purely neutrons.
These stars are incredibly dense - they have approxi-
mately the same mass as the sun but are only 10 kilometers
in diameter.
Pulsars emit powerful radio waves that sweep across
the sky like a lighthouse beacon as they spin. These radio
waves can be detected by radio telescopes on the earth. A
binary pulsar is a pair of pulsars orbiting each other.
At the beginning of the lecture, Taylor played a record-
ing of three different pulsar signals. The first two were of
pulsars spinning "slowly" and sounded like thumps. The
third was of a "fast" spinning pulsar. It was a continuous,
high-pitched tone.
Taylor discussed the procedure which he and Hulse
See TAYLOR, Page 5

Nobel laureate Prof. Joseph Taylor speaks at Rackham yesterday.

; Med School alum speaks of
i , breaking obstacles for success




Daily Staff Reporter
"I tend to be soft-spoken," Dr.
Benjamin S. Carson began his speech
to a full Hale Auctorium last night.
And while his voice may not have
rattled the crowd, his message did.
Carson, director of Pediatric
Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Uni-
versity and Medical School alum,
described overcoming barriers and

only react to the environment. They
choose not to plan, and that is their
Carson, who speaks across the
country and is most widely recog-
nized for his work on the separation
of the Binder Siamese Twins in 1987,
spoke in the First Annual Spotlight on
African American Alumni, sponsored
by the newly-formed African Ameri-
can Student Programs Task Force.

"At school I was always the
dummy. I had no competition for last
But, as Carson explained, he had
to be shown that he was capable of
using his brain, capable of achieving
anything he decided to do.
"My mother made me read two
books each week and give her book
reports about them," he said. "I never
knew that she couldn't read the re-

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