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discuss film at
Marty Rosenbluth, director of the
*m "Jerusalem: An Occupation Set in
itpne," will show his film and host a
fiscussion at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in
Angeill Hall Auditorium B.
The film, produced by the
Palestinian Housing Rights Movement,
.ipterviews both Israelis and
Palestinians to establish what is cur-
.rently happening in Jerusalem, three
iars after the peace accords were
Rosenbluth's film won the Lindheim
Award at the Judah L. Magnes
Museum's Jewish Video Festival in San
francisco. The film was shown on
*North Carolina public television last
Rosenbluth graduated from Wayne
,State University and worked for the
United Auto Workers for several years
efore going to Israel to work for
alestinian trade unions and human
rights organizations. His film compa-
ny, Insightment Video Productions,
makes videos for nonprofit groups.
He also teaches video editing at
Piedmont Community College in
The event is sponsored by the Center
for Middle Eastern and North African
,Studies and the Interfaith Council for
,Peace and Justice. A reception for
Wosenbluth will follow the screening.
For more information, call Betsy
Harlow at 764-3050.
U' students win
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital of Ann
Arbor awarded 15 staff members with
oumy Scholarship Awards. Among
e 1996 Toumy award winners were
Rackham students Amy Larson and
-"erry VandenBosch of Ann Arbor.
The recipients of the Toumy awards
have made a commitment to continue
to work at St. Joseph Mercy after com-
pletion of their studies.
The annual scholarship award recog-
.nizes outstanding members of the hos-
:pital 's nursing staff who are continuing
,their education, as well as individuals
the community who are entering the
Since 1969, the competitive scholar-
ship has been granted to those who
demonstrate excellence in their work
and participate in an accredited acade-
mic nursing program.
Guraraj Kumar was one of 80 stu-
dents from 14 countries to attend the
International Symposium on mediation
and conflict resolution in The Hague,
The month-long symposium fea-
tured a number of retired and active
mediators from the United States and
Great Britain. Among them were
Right Honorable Lord David Owen,
e former foreign minister of Great
ritain and a leading mediator in the
Bosnian conflict, U.S. Secretary of
State Cyrus Vance, and Gary Sick,
national security adviser to the Carter
'The students visited the International
War Crime Tribunal, NATO, as well as
-uropean Community headquarters in
Brussels, Belgium. Students were also
educated in the art of mediation and
nflict resolution uy instructors from
the Netherlands Institute for
Those interested in attending the
1997 Summer Symposium on
'Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
M The Hague should call The Institute
"for International Mediation and
Conflict Resolution at (202) 828-
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or Lose bus rolls
By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
A mobile symbol of the Gen X
crowd in the '96 election cruised into
Ann Arbor on Friday.
While the MTV Choose or Lose bus
sat in the rain outside the Michigan
Union, hordes of MTV and campaign
volunteers stormed the MUG in a
whirlwind attempt to register, inform
and survey student voters.
"We're hoping this is one of the
largest voter registration drives U-M
has ever seen," said Michelle Pak, pres-
ident of the Undergraduate Political
Pak said that more than 950 students
paign. Anderson said the low turnout of
young voters in 1994 should not prompt
candidates to dismiss the youth vote, but
more actively pursue it.
"Your reaction (as a candidate)
should be, 'Geez, why didn't they vote?
What did I do wrong that I can do next
time?"' Anderson said. "You don't need
to blow them off because you don't
think they're going to make up a large
... part of the constituency."
Brad Fisher, a University alum who
was in the Union on Friday, said the
crowds of Choose or Lose, Voice'Your
Vote and political volunteers were a
pleasant change from the soliciting stu-
dents often encounter on the streets. This
May I have this dance? MRAE YS/al
Dance instructor Bob Pinter gives Jennifer Wade a twirl at the Ballroom Dance Club in the Michigan League on Sunday,
Senate candidates go
face-to-face in first foruml
registered at the
by UPSA and
Con t inc n t a I
was the tour's
105th stop on a
road trip to gath-
er and disperse
voter info for
Choose or Lose
time "they're askingi
We feel the
Choose or Lose
bus is a rolling
ti r i _
(students) to con-
tribute to them-
selves," he said.,
tact students have
with volunteers on
home the impor-
tance of the elec-
From Staff and Wire Reports
The state's U.S. Senate contenders
are scheduled to square off today for
the second time. Incumbent Carl Levin
and Republican challenger Ronna
Romney will meet today at the
Economic Club of Detroit.
Today's senatorial debate at Cobo Hall
is scheduled to be moderated by WDIV-
TV's Mort Crim, who will screen audi-
ence questions for the two candidates.
The economic club hosted Republican
presidential nominee Bob Dole for a
question-and-answer session last week.
A formal debate scheduled for later
this month was recently cancelled
because of complications with the TV
station slotted to broadcast the pro-
gram. Both campaign camps, however,
have said they expect a third debate to
In their first face-to-face forum yes-
terday, Levin and Romney explained
their differences on abortion, educa-
tion, gay rights and other issues as vot-
ers in three Michigan cities supplied
Romney again stressed the main
theme of her campaign: After 18 years,
Levin, a Democrat, has spent too much
time in Washington, and America is
saddled with higher taxes and more
public debt because of his votes.
"I don't think you understand aver-
age Americans anymore," she told him.
"You have been gone for so long. You
own a house in Washington, you rent
here.... You make S133,000 a year. You
have distanced yourself from the people
of this state."
Later, Romney said: Washington
"changes people. They don't want to
come home. I'm 53 years old. I don't
really want to go there but somebody's
got to go do the job."
A Grand Rapids questioner asked if
Levin, 62, was comfortable describing
himself as a liberal.
"I don't think the labels are what
count," the senator replied. "I have been
probably the greatest waste fighter in
the federal government. My changes in
the procurement rules have produced
S40 billion in savings in the last 10
Levin said he's someone on the side
of "average Americans, working fami-
lies who are struggling in order to have
an opportunity for an education, or
health care or a safer community."
troopers set up in the Union included
registration tables, an electronic polling
station, voting guides, music and polit-
ical videos, and a band.
"(Choose or Lose is) on the road cov-
ering the election and talking to young
people and trying to get them to under-
stand what their power is (in the politi-
cal process)," said Choose or Lose tour
manager Dave Anderson.
The Choose or Lose campaign brings
the issues to both voters and candidates,
Anderson said. Its polls and coverage
have helped to make the young voters and
their pet issues more visible in the cam-
M isx'aron tion, said
an LSA senior.
- Nicholas.Kirk "There's s9
icans president goingon,"shesaiI.
"If it's all arourd
you all the time, you'regoing to (register';
Although Republican Senate cand-
date Joe Fitzsimmons made a stop t
the Union with student voluntccis
Friday, College Republicans President
Nicholas Kirk said his group didn't take
part in the Choose or Lose tour becauk
of its "liberal message."
"We feel the Choose or Lose bus
a rolling liberal registration machine;'
Anderson denied allegations that tl
tour is partisan and said the bus has made
stops on traditionally liberal and conser-
vative campuses across the country.
M- t aims to pump up
students for athletic events
By David Rossman
For the Daily
In an effort to instill increased value
in the graduate program of the School
of Art and Design, a renovated facility
for graduate student use opens today.
The Warren M. Robbins Center for
Graduate Studies, named after a 1949
University alum, was dedicated in a cer-
emony Friday. The converted space in
the Art and Architecture Building on
North Campus now facilitates activities
for Art and Design graduate students.
"The room is symbolic of a commu-
nity useful for (students') collaboration
and working together as a group," said
Edward West, Art and Design associate
dean for graduate education.
The center has study areas, gathering
spaces and a computer lab. There will
also be room for student art exhibitions.
"(The center) is the site of all things
that merging artists need to foster their
growth," West said.
"I'm very excited about the new
space," said Art and Design graduate
student Jodie Shotwell. "I'll be able to
hang my show."
West said the center will allow the
school to adapt to a changing art world.
"Changes have occurred in the art world,
and as an educational institution, it is our
responsibility to change and prepare our
students for the changing world."
Art and Design Dean Allen Samuels
said Robbins himself reflects such
change. Samuels said the center will
allow students to grow and explore in an
environment they can call home.
"When I called (Robbins) and asked
if we could name the center after him,
he paused," Samuels said. "Then he
asked, 'How much will it cost me?"'
Funding for the renovations came
directly from the school, and Robbins
did not donate any money.
Robbins, who majored in history and
cultural anthropology while at the
University, has worked for the State
Department and founded the National
Museum of African Art, an official
branch of the Smithsonian Institution.
He now sits on the advisory board of
the School of Art and Design.
"I remember when a Rackham
school dean told me I wasn't graduate
material," Robbins said in his accep-
tance remarks. "I owe to many teachers
here who opened up my mind and set
me in the direction I have taken in life.
"This is a center where I hope stu-
dents can become social scientists -
reaching new heights of perspective
and depths of insight."
Opening the doors of its new home to
exhibits of national and international
artists, as well as hosting special events,
the center is open to the public on
weekdays starting today, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
By Jenni Yachnin
For the Daily
Michigan Stadium may be full, but to
some, it sounds empty.
"At Tennessee football games it looks
like a deer hunters' convention" said
Ann Arbor resident Randy Wright.
"Alabama is all crimson and gray -
they just love their schools."
LSA junior Alana Cohen and a dozen
other students didn't find a sea of maize
and blue when they looked at the
crowds at Michigan athletic events.
After attending LeaderShape, a sem-
inar for student leaders, they decided to
form M-Spirit. The club plans activities
to promote school spirit for football and
sports with smaller attendance.
"We are trying to bring more people
to the basketball and hockey games,"
Cohen said. "They have a good atten-
dance, but there could be more people"
Not all M-Spirit members are as tra-
ditional in promoting the club. Public
Health student Jeff Holzhausen dresses
in all the maize and blue he can find,
paints his face, adds a cape and heads to
the game. Saturday, Holzhausen wore a
pair of Michigan boxers as a hat and
carried a cowbell.
"Michigan has a lot of spirit, but I
think a lot of it is alcohol-induced,"
Holzhausen said. "Most of it is from the
pre-parties. I think M-Spirit is a great
idea. It is the best effort in a long time."
Members say most students are
active, but could be more rowdy.
"We want to promote spirit. U-M does
already have a lot, but it needs more,"
said M-Spirit member Mary Jane
Ashford, an LSA first-year student.
M-Spirit is planning several activities,
although organizers are uncertain it will
come together due to lack of funding.
M-Spirit began with a spirit wal
Saturday. The event started at'tic
Michigan Union. Although less than ±
people attended, organizers said they
were not discouraged.
Many of the alums at Saturday's
game said school spirit has declined.
"Michigan needs more spirit con-
pared to other schools," said University
alum James Coplan. "You hear more
spirit elsewhere. Students are not, as
rowdy as they used to be and they're nqt
as involved as in other schools."
There may be several reasons for the
lackluster Wolverine spirit.
"I think that Michigan has a moue
intelligent student body. It influeneas
them to be less rowdy," said Tom Roth,
a University alum.
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