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Pellet hole found
at Alice Lloyd
Another incident involving mali-
cious damage to Hill Area residence
halls was found to be linked to a
Bring of pellet-gun shootings, ac-
cording to Department of Public
Safety reports.
A caller notified DPS on Tuesday
of what was described as "a pellet
hole in the outside glass window of
the game room" of Alice Lloyd.
Upon arrival, DPS officers located
damage to multiple windows of the
residence hall, similar to damage
&und in Couzens over the last two
weeks. DPS officers located a pellet,
which was lodged in a window.
DPS does not have any suspects
and is continuing its investigation.
MSA candidates
told to remove fliers
A caller reported to DPS on Tues-
day that she believed fliers stapled to a
46 a on the Diag may have been "doing
damage to the tree," reports say.
DPS officers contacted members of
the Truth and Equal Action (TEA) party
after reading their name on the fliers.
"The subjects advised they would
not put any additional fliers on the
trees and that they would remove all
of the fliers and staples they put up,"
reports say.
Whieves stopped for
taking putty knife
DPS officers stopped two suspects
at University Hospitals' main en-
trance Tuesday morning after a house-
keeping employee reported an item
stolen from her cart.
The suspects, who "had been a
problem in the past," allegedly took a
4utty knife from a housekeeping cart
just minutes before they were stopped,
according to reports.
Officers searched the suspects and
were unable to locate the putty knife.
Wallet stolen from
Tappan Hall
A caller reported to DPS earlier this
eek that her wallet was stolen from
elobby of Tappan Hall and that she
had a good description of the suspect.
According to reports, the wallet
was taken after it was left unattended
in the lobby.
The suspect was described as
"wearing a red athletic style jacket,
unknown hat, green or tan colored
pants, with longer hair below the
ears." The caller also reported that
Se suspect had "three days worth of
stubble," reports say. No suspect fitting
the description has been found, and the
wallet has not been located.
Meters stolen
DPS reported Tuesday that two
parking meters were stolen from Lot
SC-7 on East Hoover Street.
The lot, which is in front of a
kusing unit near Revelli Hall, had
nor damage because the parking

meter poles "were ripped from the
ground," reports say.
There are no suspects, and the
meters are valued at $700.
- Complied by Daily Staff
Reporter Josh White

Ioast The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 24, 1995- 5
English prof. confronts Holocaust through eyes of author

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By Rachel J. Lawson
For the Daily
English Prof. Ralph Williams said
that although he is not Jewish, he
feels it is necessary to teach the works
of Primo Levi, a Holocaust survivor
and author.
"I am a Canadian, I am a goy. I
have not suffered as the people in the
camps," Williams told a group of
nearly 100 students, faculty and com-
munity members crowded into a
Rackham conference room yesterday.

Williams said that, as a 53-year-old,
he has lived the majority of his life in
this century. "In my century, forme and
with my education, the central intellec-
tual, moral and human challenge is the
disaster (the Holocaust).
"I'm not humanly large enough to
confront what I see of the pain and the
horror that is there. I feel an enormous
modesty in even speaking to the issue."
Despite this, Williams decided to
teach a class on Holocaust survivor
Primo Levi when an inner voice asked,

"Williams, Canadian goy, who are
you not to speak of these things?"
Williams' lecture centered around
the writings of Levi, an Italian who
wrote of his experiences in Auschwitz
and after the liberation. Williams called
Levi "one of the great moral and stylis-
tic presences of any century."
Williams said Levi was originally
told by publishers that people did not
want to hear about the war. But before
his death in 1987, Levi authored at least
seven published books, telling his story

and bearing witness to those who died.
Williams spoke of Levi's need to
"defeat the attempt of the Nazis to
annihilate the people by returning to
them (the victims) a name and an
existence."
Williams also spoke of Levi's in-
credible memory. "He remembered
words spoken once during the war in
a language which he did not know....
he, Primo Levi, having a memory
which is about as close to what I know
of the memory of God."

Miriam Schoeman, the program
associate at Hillel, said after the
speech, "This is the first time I've
heard Williams speak and I'm in
awe. I think the passion with which
he talks about Primo Levi infuses all
of ps with an interest in his work."
Levi's books rarely end on a dra-
matic note, but as Williams said, the
books emphasize "the cultural forces
that made the war did not stop.
The war is not over, but we witness
in a time of truce."

Si ng an arietyraises
ds IfoS10r s anrtleS

By Sarabeth Miller
For the Daily
Last night some University students got to
star under the spotlight and raise money for
charity all at the same time.
As part of the University's Greek Week
activities, each Greek team prepares both a
song and a dance routine to perform at the
annual Sing and Variety Show at Hill Audito-
rium.
All of the money raised benefits charities
such as Ozone House, Assault Crisis Center,
Wellness House, Pine-lake Village Co-op Cen-
ter and the National Alzheimer's Association.
Colors, loud voices, Greek letters, chants,
banners, flowers and trophies were all present
at Sing and Variety 1995. Selections ranged
from classical pieces to pop music and from
modern dance to jazz routines.
This year's Sing winner was Delta Zeta and
Zeta Beta Tau, who sang a harmonized rendi-
tion of "Son of a Preacher Man."
Dressed in red, white and blue while wav-
ing a flag, Chi Omega, Beta Theta Pi and Pi
Kappa Phi placed second. Third place went to
Delta Delta Delta, Theta Chi and Tau Epsilon
Phi, who sang an a capella version of Billy
Joel's "River of Dreams."
"I thought the singers were all really good,"
said Dave O'Connor, from Beta Theta Pi. "The
faster-paced songs with more movement were
the most fun to watch though."
Boxing to the theme of Sylvestor Stallone's
Rocky movies, Alpha Phi, Alpha Delta Phi and
Delta Chi won first place in Variety.
Second place went to Delta Delta Delta,
Theta Chi and Tau Epsilon Phi, who exhibited
creative modern dance techniques to convey
their theme, "Freedom of Expression." Third
place went to Alpha Epsilon Phi and Chi Phi
who danced to the music of Janet Jackson.

"Everyone up there was so talented,"
O'Conner said. "They looked like they were
having so much fun."
The music is chosen by the chairs for each
team. Usually songs are selected based on
popularity and the performer's capability.
"We try to pick well-known music that
everyone likes," said Caroline Jonen, a dance
chair. "But it also has to be somewhat easy,
otherwise we are in deep trouble."
The judging for Sing is based on diction,
level of difficulty, intonation, interpretation,
blending of voices, balance and overall im-
pression.
The judging for Variety is based on level
of difficulty, appropriateness of costume, cho-
reography, precision, overall impression and
professionalism.
School of Music and School of Dance
professors compose the majority of the judges.
All other judges are chosen randomly.
"Judging seemed to be really fair," said
Alex Warden, an Engineering student. "It
definitely must have been a hard choice for
them though."
Both Sing and Variety groups commit
many hours to learn and polish their perfor-
mances.
"With school work and sports and music
groups and St. Patty's Day and everything
else that goes on around here, it's hard to find
a time when everyone is available," said LSA
sophomore Catherine Fowler, a Pi Beta Phi
member. "But we manage to do it somehow."
Having won or lost, having participated or
not, everyone seemed to be smiling.
"It didn't really matter if you won or lost,
if you participated or not, it still was a blast,"
said Amanda Slater, a member of Delta Delta
Delta. "What matters is that people in need are
benefitting from our good time."

KRISTEN SCHAEFER/Daily
Alpha Epsilon Phi and Chi Phi placed third in the variety show at Hill Auditorium last night.

East Quad
By Patience Atkin
Daily Staff Reporter
In keeping with its reputation for
social awareness, East Quad will do
its part to observe Women's History
Month this weekend.
"Women in the Spotlight: Arts,
Media and Politics" is the focus of
East Quad's 28th Annual Women's
Weekend, which begins tomorrow.
"I think this (program) is espe-
cially important in the residence halls,

begins annual
because there are a lot of first-year crats U
students who haven't been exposed to Sen. Al
women's issues before," said LSA Reps. L
senior and co-director Angie Head. "I'v
The keynote address will be given bers to
by Laura R. Mosley, the King/Chavez/ and thei
Parks visiting professor at the Uni- in polit
versity. Mosley is also the 1995 White Pressma
House media consultant volunteer. cussion
A panel discussion on women in "AI
politics will follow the keynote ad- that they
dress, with guests Ann Arbor Demo- that the

Women's Weekend with panel

.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers, state
ma Wheeler-Smith, and state
-iz Brater and Mary Schroer.
e asked each of the panel mem-
discuss their specific history
ir accomplishments as women
ics," said LSA senior Elise
a, who planned the panel dis-
l.
part of that is the impediments
y've faced as women, obstacles
y've come across."

Other Women's Weekend events
include a poetry reading by English
Prof. Thylia Moss, and a screening of
the film "Still Killing Us Softly," which
focuses on media portrayals of women.
"I think the movie was chosen
because it deals with the issues of the
beauty myth, which is really not very
realistic," Head said.

Although a large turnout is ex-
pected, East Quad is sponsoring and
hosting all events.
"Women's issues need to be ad-
dressed, and East Quad is a very pro-
gressive place," said LSA senior Chris
McCleary, publicist for the weekend.
"We're trying to bring in students
from all (areas)."

Comatose MSU student returns from Egypt

LANSING (AP) - A Michigan
State University medical student in a
coma for nearly three weeks follow-
ing an accident in Egypt was in seri-
ous condition at Sparrow Hospital
following an 18-hour flight yesterday
aboard a specially equipped jet.
Paul Stoll, 27, of Rochester Hills,

was undergoing a battery of tests yes-
terday. Results were not immediately
available, said Chuck Sheaffer, com-
munication manager for Sparrow Hos-
pital.
William Stoll said his son has im-
proved since he suffered head inju-
ries and several broken bones March

Correction
Thomas Landefeld is an associate professor in the department of pharmacology. This was incorrectly reported in
*Osterday's Daily.
II RWhat's hppening in Ann Arbor today

5 when a taxi he was riding in collided
with a bus.
Officials at Michigan State Univer-
sity said no one was in yesterday who
could say whether a lack of health
insurance was a frequent problem fac-
ing medical students.
Wayne State University medical
students are required to have health
insurance andsUniversity of Michi-
gan medical students will be re-
quired to starting this fall. Both
schools offer health insurance plans
to the students.
PRINTING
HIGH QUAUTY
LOWSPMME

FRIDAY
Q "Antenna Supermolecules: Directed
Energy Flow and Photonic Nano-
lenses," material seminar, spon-
sored by Department of Chemistry,
Chemistry, Room 1706, 12 noon
Q "Children of Survivors Program,"
16th Annual Conference on the
Holocaust, sponsored by Hillel,
Hillel Building, 9 p.m.
Q "Grads and Young Professionals
Veggie Shabbat Potluck," spon-
sored byChildrenof Survivors, Hillel
Building Lounge, 8 p.m.
Q "Induction of Smectic Mesophases
Through Electron-Donor-Acceptor
Interactions," material seminar,
sponsored by Department of Chem-
istry, Chemistry Building, Room
1706, 12 noon
Q "International Coffee Hour," spon-
sored by International Center, In-
ternational Center, Room 9, 4-6

ment, Administrative Services
Building, Room 2058, 4 p.m.
Q Safewalk, 936-1000, UGLi lobby, 8-
11:30 p.m.
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club, men and
women, beginners welcome, 994-
3620, CCRB, Room 2275,6-7 p.m.
Q "Single Parent Network," spon-
sored by Family Housing, Family
Housing Community Center, 1000
McIntyre, Downstairs, 7-9 p.m.
Q Taekwondo Club, beginners and
other new members welcome, 747-
6889, CCRB, Room 2275, 7-8:30
p.m.
SATURDAY
4 "An Evening With Survivors," 16th
Annual Conference on the Holo-
caust, sponsored by Hillel, Hillel
Building, 8:30 p.m.
4 Northwalk, 763-WALK, Bursley, 8-
11:30 p.m.

p.m.
J "America and the Holocaust," 16th
Annual Conference on the Holo-
caust, sponsored by Hillel, Hillel
Building, 7:30 p.m.
0 Ballroom Dance Club, 663-9213,
CCRB, Main Dance Room, 7 p.m.
D "Craig Harris Watercolor Painting
Exhibit," sponsored by Michigan
League Student Programming,
Michigan League, League Buffet
Q ECB Peer Tutorial, 747-4526, Angell
Hall Computing Site 1-5 p.m. and
7-11 p.m., UGLi, second floor, 1-5
p.m.
J "Heart Ride Walkathon," sponsored
by Pre-Med Club, Gallup Park, 10
a.m.
J "Holocaust Memorial Center Trip,"
16th Annual Conference on the
Holocaust, sponsored by Hillel.
Hillel Building, 12:30 p.m.
J "Land Use: Our Most Pressing Envi-
ronmAnt2l Thrant" snnnsored1 h

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