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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 17, 1996 - 3A

Woman honored for Holocaust help effortsI

Panel to address
adolescent girls'
The Michigan Institute For
Women's Health will hold a discus-
sion on the sexuality and identity of
adolescent girls this Wednesday,
Oct. 23.
"Adolescent Girls' Sexuality And Its
'Relation To Self" will feature speakers
Cornelia Porter, associate professor in
the School of Nursing, and Karin
Martin, assistant professor of sociolo-
y, along with a presentation by stu-
'1ents reflecting on their own personal
The discussion, supported by the
Interdisciplinary Program In
Feminist Practice, is open to anyone,
and will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in
-the West Conference Room of
Amy Seeta, program assistant for
-MIWH said young men should feel
welcome because they will likely be
partners of young women.
Kiosks to provide
health info
With $1 million in state tobacco
,funds, the University's Comprehensive
Cancer Center will develop a statewide
network of computer kiosks to give
ople the latest in a broad range of
ealth information - from cancer
screens to immunizations to quitting
Researchers with the Michigan
interactive Health Kiosk Project will
deploy between 50 and 100 comput-
er kiosks - which will be similar to
kiosks used for automated teller
.machines - in libraries, work sites,
health clinics, shopping malls and
other public areas with the hope of
*eaching medically under-served
"I feel that it's critically impor-
tant, at a time when diagnostic pro-
cedures and treatment regimens for
cancer and other diseases are chang-
ing so rapidly, that the public is as
well informed as possible as to what
their health options are," said Sen.
John Schwartz, M.D., who spon-
sored the Michigan Interactive
(&ealth Kiosk program.
With touch-activated screens, print-
ers and custom software, the kiosks
will provide access to the World Wide
Web and display a home page created
by University scientists.
"Our goal is to reach people in a way
they can relate to and enjoy, so the
kiosks will look and act more like inter-
:- aotive TV's than computers," said pro-
ect leader Victor Stretcher, a professor
4f public health and director of the
Cancer Center's Prevention and
Control Program.
Bones linked to
A recent study found that women who
have suffered bouts of depression have
signif icantly weaker bones and may run
'j more serious risk of fractures.'
Twenty-four women - with an aver-
age age of 41 - who had suffered
major depression had their bone densi-
ty compared with 24 mentally healthy
women, and a third of those with
j depression had a level of bone loss usu-
: tly witnessed only after menopause
>~hen osteoporosis becomes a serious
;walth risk.
ZDr. David Michelson and colleagues

om the National Institute of Mental
'kealth couldn't explain exactly why
depression was harmful to bones but
thought it may be related to women's
eating habits, physical activity or hor-
mone secretions.
The study was published in last
Thursday's issue of the New England
Journal of Medicine.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Brian Campbell.

Dutch woman receives
Wallenberg Medal for
WWII service
By Nick Farr
Daily Staff Reporter
As a child raised in the Netherlands,
Marion Pritchard said she was taught to
obey the law and the Ten
While rescuing 150 Jews during the
Nazi occupation of Amsterdam,
Pritchard said she, "had stolen, cheated
and even killed. And I still consider
myself the product of a good upbring-
In reward for her heroic actions
during the Holocaust, Pritchard was
awarded the Wallenberg Medal and
gave the seventh annual Wallenberg
Lecture last night at Rackham
Auditorium. The award was created
in 1985 to honor the actions of Raoul
Wallenberg, a 1935 University alum
who saved Jews as a Swedish diplo-
mat in Hungary.
In her talk titled, "The Active Role of
Jews in Rescue and Resistance During

the Holocaust,' Pritchard told an audi-
ence of 300 about her own personal
experiences as a rescuer during the
Holocaust, and how Jews themselves
were active participants in rescue activ-
"People ask, 'Why didn't the Jews
resist, why didn't they stick up for
themselves?' and the fact is that they
did. There is a misconception that the
Jews went willingly to their deaths,'
Pritchard said.
Pritchard told stories, humorous as
well as courageous, of her own attempts
to rescue Jews. One such story included
a time she lost her temper while procur-
ing food for those in her care.
"I told them what I thought of Hitler,
even though everyone was telling me to
be quiet," she said.
When two Nazi soldiers came to pick
her up in a truck, she said, "I thought I
was dead for sure. They put me in the
passenger seat, took the food and my
bicycle, dropped me across the bridge
and wished me well."
Pritchard, an associate professor at
the Boston Graduate School of
Psychoanalysis, also related some char-

acteristics of rescuers. While Pritchard
said rescuers tended to be independent
thinkers, and those who were true to
themselves, she said, "the motivation of
the rescuers was as varied as the partic-
Andrew Echt, a first-year student in
the School of Social Work, said
Pritchard was, "truly remarkable. It's
amazing that an ordinary person can do
extraordinary things."
Amy Ravit, an LSA first-year stu-
dent, said she thought Pritchard's talk
was powerful and moving.
"It's just amazing the way she risked
her life to save Jews. I'm so impressed
people like that exist," Ravit said.
Ravit thought the most powerful
parts of Pritchard's speech were the per-
sonal experiences she related.
"It's what people want to hear. They
want to hear about friends ... they want
to be able to pull pieces out of their
lives and relate it to what she has to
say," Ravit said.
Pritchard will be participating in a
coffee talk on the fourth floor of East
Hall at 10 a.m. today. The event is open
to the public.

Marion Pritchard speaks after receiving the Wallenberg Medal last night for her ;
service during World War 11. Interim University President Homer Neal looks on.

Task force works

By Katie Wang
Daily Staff Reporter
When LSA senior Rebecca
Phillips enrolled in the University
eight years ago, she brought her
infant son Zachary with her. After
years of trying to juggle her schedule
to accommodate classes, Zachary's
child-care needs and a part-time job,
Phillips was forced to send her son to
live with her parents four hours away
in Alpena, Mich.
Phillips is not alone in her efforts
to balance her roles as a parent and
as a student. In fact, she is one of an
increasing number of students who
are simultaneously pursuing a degree
and raising a child. More than 1,520
residents live in University family
housing. And it is unknown how
many more students with children
live off campus.
Now Phillips and other students like
her must wait for the newly formed
Task Force on Child Care to make their
recommendations before she can
receive more help.
Although students voted last winter
in favor of allocating $1 perrstudent
per-term to providing more child care,
the implementation of this fee was
stalled in June when Regent Rebecca
McGowan (D-Ann Arbor) proposed to
create a task force to examine the child-
care issue more carefully.
Now the future of affordable child
care at the University rests in the hands
of the task force under the supervision
of Provost J. Bernard Machen and Vice
President for Student Affairs Maureen

The committee is expected to present
a progress report to the Board of
Regents by November.
"I think that people are seeing
(child care) as a real question in our
society, especially at the University
where the demands and the sources
are varied," said Ejner Jensen, spe-

cial counsel to the president and task
force member.
Also seated on
the task force area
Fiona Rose, The d
Michigan Student
Assembly presi- of child4
dent; Eric Luskin,"
director of family lOk
housing; and , li
Leslie De Pietro, p
coordinator of the educatib
Family Care -
Resources pro-
"I'm hoping
that out of this task force comes a
broad-based statement of philosophy
regarding the need for child care on this
campus, as well as a strategic plan that
lays out the steps for implementation,"
De Pietro said.
The University currently offers six
programs to assist with child care, but
many student parents argue that it is not
Rose said that among other options,
the task force is still examining the SI
fee, the establishment of a scholarship
fund and the creation of an infant-care
"I am hoping the regents will approve


the $1 fee and match it by winter 1997
Rose said.
The $1 fee was an initiative Ros
took under her wing as an MSA reri
resentative and lobbied for as a ment
ber of the MSA Child Care Tas!
At the June meeting of the Board
of Regents, McGowan prompted th
board to crec
ate a task
force to study
fficulty possible sol1
tions to chiIde
are has care problemA
on Icamhpus.
dered my " have 4
f an concern the l
we not handt
the child-car
issue in onr
ebecca Phillips stroke for only
LSA senior a handful
this commumi
ty," McGowan said in June.
Rose said she did not view the delay it
the implementation of the $1 fee as
large downfall, but a temporary setbacks
"It was a disappointment in the sense
they would have to wait longer to get
help;' Rose said. "It impacts students
who don't know if they can pay for text-
books this semester."
Meanwhile, Phillips and other stu-
dents with children must wait for more
University support.
"Child care is a nightmare, it's outra-
geous," Phillips said. "The difficulty of
child care has really hindered my pur-
suit of an education."

IPasta maker
Connie Rosenthal gives a presentation on how to prepare "Pasta with
Herbs" yesterday. Rosenthal's class was held at Kitchen Port in
Kerrytown, where she works.
to share custody

DETROIT (AP) - For LSA sopho-
more Jennifer Ireland, the three-year
fight to gain custody of her daughter is
Ireland, who was to have lost custody
of her daughter two years ago in part
because she used day care, has agreed
to share custody with the girl's father.
Ireland and Steven Smith agreed to
joint legal and physical custody of
Maranda Ireland-Smith after several
hours of meetings yesterday and last
Friday with a court-appointed advocate
and attorney for the 5-year-old, Macomb
County Circuit Judge Lido Bucci said.
"It's a decision they made I believe
after a great deal of soul searching,"
Bucci said. "It's an agreement that I
think shows both parents are taking the
best interest of this child at heart."

Ireland's attorney did not immediately
return a telephone call and Smith's attor-
ney could not be reached for comment
last night. People answering the phones
at the homes of Ireland and Smith said
neither could talk about the agreement
because of a gag order Bucci issued.
The Macomb County custody battle
drew national attention in June 1994
when Macomb County Circuit Judge
Raymond Cashen said in a ruling that
Maranda would be better off living with
Smith because Ireland placed Maranda
in day care while she attended classes at
the University, with aspirations to
attend law school.
"Under the future plans of the mother,
the minor child will be in essence raised
and supervised a great part of the time by
strangers," Cashen said two years ago.

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