The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 4, 1994 - 7
.'U' offers weekly continuing education lectures for senior citizens
By SPENCER DICKINSON
For the Daily
Communication Prof. Michael Traugott
yesterday gave a lecture on politics and the
media to an unusual group of students. All
were attentive, several took notes and many
were already well informed about the subject.
A few even took advantage of the hearing aids
ffered at the entrance to the lecture hall.
Every student in the Kellogg Auditorium
was more than 55 years old. They were par-
ticipating in a program called "Learning in
Retirement," presented by the University's
Turner Geriatric Clinic.
The clinic has been presenting lectures for
seven years, informing and entertaining the
senior citizens of Ann Arbor.
"We started with one lecture on Japan and
China for senior citizens and expected 50
people. One hundred fifty people showed up,"
said Shiela Silver, the program coordinator.
Eleanor Hoag, a retired Pioneer High
School teacher, who attended the program,
said, "I've been around since the beginning."
She saw the program advertised in the news-
paper in 1987 and showed up "hoping for
something to help keep the mind active."
Since then, she and other regulars have
been putting together a curriculum that in-
cludes everything from weekly lecture-sized
presentations to small study groups.
These lectures are a welcome addition to
the lives of Ann Arbor's retired population,
audience members agreed. Roderick Frasen, a
professor emeritus of English as a second lan-
guage who attended yesterday's lecture with
his wife Monique, finds them "quite enjoy-
able." He cited the premier lecture on Asia in
1987 and a presentation on World War II as
among the most memorable.
The majority of the lecture-goers are regu-
lars, and many gather to socialize before the
presentation. By 9:30 a.m., a group of 50 had
already assembled in the auditorium lobby
enjoying the free coffee.
Frasen, a regular since the beginning of
the series, said, "By now, we know just about
Yesterday's lecture was the first in a series
called "National Policy Issues." The remain-
ing three will deal with the health-care reform
debate, environmental policy and crime pre-
vention. The lectures take place each Thurs-
day through Dec. 1. Future topics will include
the United Nations and global climatic change.
Traugott's lecture, titled "If it is broke,
how do we fix it?" dealt with changing tactics
of politicians, and changing roles of reporters.
He touched on campaign finance reform, the
1988 presidential campaign and the infamous
"WillieHorton" adandGenniferFlowers 1992
charges of marital infidelity.
He had good things to say about his audi-
ence. "They are knowledgeable people, mostly
longtime Ann Arbor residents, who are very
attentive and interested." He added. "Senior
citizens are among the most active members
of the electorate." They proved him right by
asking several questions about issues he had
discussed and other aspects of the political
process when his presentation was over.
The program is open to all people 55or
older, and more information is available by
calling the Turner Clinic at 764-6831.
Judge swears in 12-member jury in Simpson trial
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LOS ANGELES -Ajury of eight
women and four men was sworn in
yesterday to decide whether O.J.
Simpson murdered his ex-wife Nicole
Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald
Goldman June 12.
Chosen after a full day of peremp-
tory challenges, the jury consists of
ight Blacks, one white, two Latinos
American Indian/Caucasian. They
range in age from 22 to 52.
At4:16 p.m. Superior Court Judge
Lance Ito looked into thejury box and
said, simply: "The O.J. Simpsonjury."
He then told the jurors to rise and
swore them in. He told them they had
a "great chore" ahead of them. "I want
to welcome you to the league of
judges, because that is what you are
now," he said.
He then dismissed the jurors,
whose names have not been released.
Ito has indicated he may sequester
them at some later point.
"We all earned our paychecks to-
day," said Deputy District Attorney
"A piece of cake," said Ito.
The scene ended one of the more
tension-filled days of a six-weekjury-
selection process, with the defense
and prosecution each using 1 of their
20 peremptory challenges to excuse
prospective jurors. Each challenge
was followed by a sidebar conference
between lawyers and Ito, where it
appeared that prosecutors were being
accused of systematically dismissing
Blacks and defense attorneys of elimi-
In its 10 challenges prosecutors
excused eight Blacks and two whites.
Defense attorneys challenged five
whites, one Black, one Latino, two
American Indians and one person of
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Islamic Awareness Week
Monday, November 7
Brown Bag Discussion "The African American Experience"
Speaker: Dr. Mukthar Curtis Couzens 1:30 - 3:30
Dorm Presentation "Introduction to Islam"
Speaker: Mr. Kamran Bajwa West Quad 5:45pm
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Stockwell Blue Lounge 1:30-3:00pm
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Dorm Presentation "An Introduction to Islam"
Speaker: Mr. Kamran Bajwa Markley 5pm
Lecture "Islam in America"
Speaker: Imam Quicke Law Quad Rm 100 7pm
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The nation's central bank invites interested Economics, Finance, Computer Science, and Math majors
to an information session about employment opportunities at the Board in Washington, DC.
Thursday, November 10, 1994
Michigan League Koessler Room
The Board's Divisions of Research and Statistics, Monetary Affairs, and International Finance regularly
hire individuals with the undergraduate degrees as Research Assistants. Research assistants work
closely with one of the United States' finest economic research staffs on policy-related research and
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Dormitory residents may pick up a Directory in
their hall lobby this week (one per room, please).
If you don't live in a dorm, don 't despair...
On-campus Directory distribution:
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