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The Michigan Daily - Monday, February 6, 1995 - 3

Jack Kemp to
speak at 'U'
Jack Kemp, secretary of Housing
and Urban Development in the Bush
administration and nine-term con-
gressman from New York, will be
speaking at Hale Auditorium in the
Business School Thursday at 4:30
p.m.
Kemp, who announced last week
he will not seek the 1996 Republican
presidential nomination, is the inau-
gural speaker of the J. Ira Harris Dis-
tinguished Lectureship Series.
Harris received his B.B.A. from
the University in 1959.
Doris Sanford, the event's coordi-
nator, said Kemp was selected "be-
cause he fit the criteria for the purpose
of the lectures."
B. Joseph White, Business School
dean, said in a statement that the lec-
tures are "designed to expose stu-
dents and faculty from the Business
School and across the University to
0rominent and influential business
leaders."
In 1993, Kemp cofounded Em-
power America, a conservative pub-
lic policy organization. Other promi-
nent members of the organization in-
clude Lamar Alexander, who is run-
ning for President, and William
Bennett, former secretary of Educa-
tion.
RA selections to be
announced
The selection process for residence
hall staff positions moves into its fi-
nal stages this week. Over 500 Uni-
versity students applied for positions
in December.
Reapplying current staff members
ill receive notice of their accep-
tance this week while first-time can-
didates finish their final interviews.
Candidates filled out applications
in December and were then invited to
participate in a selection seminar. At
the seminar, current residence staff
members judged the communication
skills of candidates under hypotheti-
cal situations.
0 After the seminar, the field was
narrowed down and candidates se-
lected as finalists were interviewed
by the residence halls that chose them.
Candidates for staff positions will
receive acceptance notices after the
reapplying staff members are selected
this week.
Attica Bradley, a residence staff
member at Couzens Hall, said be-
coming a staff member "offers a
chance to see a different side of the
University and make the transition a
little bit easier for incoming students."
Duderstadt to host
videoconference
University President James J.
Duderstadt will discuss the impor-
tance of internships for graduate stu-
*dents as part of a national interactive
satellite videoconference later this
week.

In a pre-recorded interview
Duderstadt will discuss the outcomes
the University expects from the in-
ternship experience.
The conference will be aired lo-
cally in the Chrysler Center audito-
rium on North Campus from 1 - 2:30
.m. Thursday.
4 - Compiled by Daily Staff
Reporters Daniel Johnson and
Zachary M. Raimi.

safety an issue
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David Schlotman of Lafayette, Indiana, snoozes while helping sell cameras at the Ann Arbor Camera Show.

By Sarabeth Miller
For the Daily
"It's crazy. It's wacky. It's abso-
lutely insane."
Steven Rush is not talking about a
strange dream, but rather about the
University's Digital Music Ensemble.
Many people may be unfamiliar
with digital concerts. However, Rush,
the ensemble's conductor, said,
"Don't expect anything to happen,
but expect to be surprised."
Rush said the concert uses a lot of
technology, some wires, some musical
instruments, strobe lighting, random
objects, perhaps a video screen and a
few dancers.
"I am a great believer of technology
and the interconnectedness of art," Rush
said.
The ensemble is a class offered
every semester to any interested stu-
dents. It attracts a varied group of
mostly engineers, artists, musicians

and dancers. Rush said this collabora-
tion of different kinds of people is
what makes it true art.
The heterogeneous group sets the
ensemble apart from other musical
groups. For the ensemble to succeed
many skilled people from different
areas are needed, he said.
The ensemble's pieces themselves
differ from traditional music. A stan-
dard melody has a beginning, a cli-
max and an ending. Rush said the en-
semble strives for no such pattern, but
rather a continuum of sound and visual
art, almost as if "a painting were giving
a concert."
Rush said although the time com-
mitment varies from student to student,
an average ensemble member works
four to six hours per week. Technologi-
cal and cooperative skills learned from
the ensemble are needed in almost ev-
ery job to maintain "the World-Wide
Web" of technology.

While most ensemble students are
seeking a professional career directly
related to technology, others select
the class as a hobby or a stepping
stone to a musical career, Rush said.
One graduated ensemble student re-
cently issued his own CD.
Rush said he is a firm believer in
hands-on experience, and so he guides
his students artistically with very little
manual instruction. He teaches his class
with the motto, "trial by fire."
The ensemble was started around
six years ago by David Gregory who
founded the University's Center for
the Performing Arts and Technology.
Rush has conducted the ensemble for
the past five years.
The Digital Music Ensemble
will have a free concert Saturday,
March 25 at 8 p.m., and Sunday,
March 26 at 4 p.m., in the School of
Music's Macintosh Theater on North
Campus

By Jennifer Harvey
Daily Staff Reporter
For some people in Ann Arbor,
crossing the street means jumping into
traffic and dodging oncoming vehicles
to get safely to the other side. For
others, it is just meandering across be-
fore that lone car arrives.
Sometimes, though, these habits
can lead to traumatic experiences.
Sometimesjustcrossinglegallycan
be dangerous.
Last month, professoremeritus Alan
B. MacNee was hit by an out-of-ser-
vice University bus while crossing the
street. As of Friday, MacNee was still
listed in serious condition. The Ann
Arbor Police Department is currently
conducting an investigation.
The incident has sparked discus-
sion of campus safety among some
students.
"Being a pedestrian on this campus
is a big gamble," said LSA sopho-
more Tilney Marsh. "On the one hand,
you can jump in front of cars on most
major thoroughfares and be reason-
ably assured of your safety. On the
other hand, accidents can strike you
when you least expect it, like when
you're standing in front of (Univer-
sity Health Services) and get your
foot run over by a bicyclist."
Jody Fultona social work gradu-
ate student, was injured last semester
while crossing from the Family Heart
Project to the library on East Huron
Street.
Fulton was not crossing at a cross-
walk. The driver of an oncoming ve-
hicle did not see Fulton in his lane. As
a result of the collision with the car,
Fulton suffered a collapsed right lung,
a bruised liver and torn ligaments. She
had to have reconstructive surgery
after the accident.
"This campus is definitely not safe

for pedestrians. I refuse to cross that
street on foot anymore. The street is
not well-lit and most students might
not even realize there is a crosswalk,"
Fulton said.
Fulton said motorists and walkers
are both at fault. "It makes me angry
that everyone is so uncareful. Every-
one is so impatient," she said.
Fulton said that she believes the
pedestrian-motorist accidents are quite
common. "People come to me alt the
time and tell me their stories. They or
someone they know has been hit," she
said.
Departrnent of Public Safety Direc-
tor Leo Hleatley said he has confidence
in the safety of campus streets. "They
(the streets) are not as safe as we would
like them to bebut on the whole they're
fairly safe," he said.
"Students have a high regard for
traffic. They're very respectful,"
Heatley said.
Heatley said that problems arise
with carelessness. "Students need to
obey the traffic-control devices that
are there. They need to cross at cor-
ners. When they don't do this, ap-
proaching traffic doesn't have time to
react."
DPS Officer Terry Seames said
that only three pedestrian-motorist ac-
cidents have been reported to DPS
during this academic year. "Two oc-
curred in parking lots. None of them
were serious," he said.
The low number of incident reports
may be due to unreported accidents
Seames said, such as when Fulton
reported only to the Ann Arbor po-
lice.
Fulton said she sees room for im-
provement on campus streets."We need
better crosswalks, especially on streets
like East Huron where traffic can move
fast."

Safewalk expands hours due to student demand

By Carly Sorscher
For the Daily
New hours, new phones and a
new office. Safewalk, a volunteer
program to escort people home after
dark, has made a number of changes
designed to improve its coverage of
campus.
In order to accommodate requests
from the public, Safewalk is now
operating between 6 p.m. and 2:30
a.m. Sunday through Thursday, two
hours earlier than the previous 8 p.m.
starting time.
Their Friday and Saturday hours

remain 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
"I'm really excited that we're able
to expand the hours to make the ser-
vice available earlier and we've got-
ten the volunteer response from the
University community to do so," said
Safewalk Co-coordinator Eric
Kessell. "We are hoping that the more
people are aware of them, the more
the services will be used."
Safewalk has also recently begun
using cellular phones, donated by the
Ameritech Corp., as a back-up to its
usual radio system. Although
Safewalk volunteers just started us-

ing the phones Jan. 29, they have
already needed them. "They worked
out pretty well," Kessell said.
Yet another change for Safewalk
comes in the form of a new office. The
office was designed especially for
Safewalk as part of the renovation of
the Undergraduate Library. The office
is located on the first floor of the library
in the student lounge area.
A trip to the library is unnecessary
to use Safewalk, Kessell said, a "com-
mon misperception people have." The
service will pick up anyone within a
20-minute walk of the library.
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The changes have not had a huge
impact on the number of people using
Safewalk, which has dwindled with
the temperature, as usual.
Safewalk volunteer Amy Klein,
an RC senior, said overall the num-
bers are improving. "It does seem to
have gone down slightly this term,
but we definitely get a lot more calls
than we did in years past."

Kessell called the recent arrest of
a serial rape suspect "sigrficant,"
and added that "people are feeling
more complacent," but he maintains
that the amount of people calling the
service has not changed.
U Call 936-1000 and Safewalk
volunteers will meet you anywhere
within a 20-minute radius of the
library and walk you home.

Police find missing man's car

By Josh White
Daily Staff Reporter
Ann Arbor resident Ramesh
Venkataraman disappeared while on
his way to a Christmas party Dec.
22, and the Ann Arbor Police De-
partment says that he has not been
seen since.
Despite originally declaring
Venkataraman a voluntarily missing
person, the AAPD changed its stance
nearly a month later and an investiga-
tion of the case has led detectives to
suspect foul play.
On Thursday, Jan. 26, AAPD de-
tectives got a break in the case when
they located Venkataraman's green
1993 Ford Mustang at the Radisson

Golf and Conference Center, 1275 S.
Huron Ave., in Ypsilanti Township.
An AAPD statement released last
week stated, "There was no sign of a
struggle. Mr. Venkataraman is still
missing and the search for him con-
tinues."
Police describe Venkataraman as
a 27-year-old Indian male, 5 feet, 11
1/2 inches tall, 145 pounds with black
hair, black eyes and dark complexion.
He was last seen wearing blue jeans
and a blue jean jacket with a yellow
logo, "Arizona Jeans Company," on
the back.
Anyone with information regarding
this case should contact the AAPD
Detective Bureau at 994-2880.

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761-8251, IMSB, Room G 21,7:30-
9 p.m.
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club, men and
women, beginners welcome, 994-
3620, CCRB, Room 2275,7-8 p.m.
Q Society For Creative Anachronism,
North Campus, EECS, Room 1311,
7 p.m. workshop, 8 p.m. meeting
Q Taekwondo Club, beginners and
other new members welcome, 747-
6889, CCRB, Room 2275, 8:30.
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EVENTS
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the 104th Congress With Chuck

p.m.
Q "Fund for Public Interest Research
Information Session," sponsored
by Career Planning and Placement,
Michigan Union, Room 1209, 7-9
p.m.
Q "Hewett Associates Information
Session," sponsored by CP&P,
Michigan Union, Wolverine Room,
7-9 p.m.
Q "Interviewing," sponsored by CP&P,
Dow Building, Room 1018, 4:10-5
p.m.
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and Economic Equality," spon-
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WestdEngineering Building, Rob-
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U "UNUM Life Insurance Company
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U 76-GUIDE, peer counseling phone
line, 7 p.m.-8 a.m.
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