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NATION/WORLD

HISTORY
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refused to go to their classes because they were pres-
.sured by protesters, she was unimpressed by BAM
protests.
"I can remember feeling that people were try-
ing to intimidate me," she said. "I remember I
went in a back door so I could avoid the picket
lines."
BAM I
In 1975, emotions ran high once again, as
debates still centered around minority representa-
tion on campus. Student activists charged that the
University's administration had not fulfilled the
goals it promised BAM I supporters in 1970 -
chiefly the pledge to increase minority enrollment
on campus to 10 percent of the student body. These
factors provided the backdrop for the genesis of
BAM II on campus.
Although he was not directly involved in BAM II
activities, University alumnus Patrick Anderson, who
was a graduate student in the American Culture pro-
gram and taught undergraduate courses, said BAM 11,
along with other reforms, acted as catalysts for cur-
riculum shifts.
"Certainly, what the '60s did was raise conscience-
ness, Anderson said.
University alumnus Patrick Barley, who was a stu-
dent on the University's Flint campus, said BAM and
its attitudes were not limited to Ann Arbor. Barley said
a sense of community existed with students national-
; Jy, and the principles of BAM, as well as other move-
, ments, motivated students.
Barley said students today have lost the sense of
togetherness enjoyed by his generation. He attributed

"There's no great black
leader out there to take
over. Jesse Jackson? No,
1 don't think so"
- Patrick Barley
University alumnus
this lack of cohesiveness to the absence of a central
cause or figure on the national scene.
"There's nothing unified. We had the Vietnam war
that unified us,"Barley said. "What's a cause now, get-
ting hired by Ford (Motor Company)? Am I going to
get the best interview?"
"There's no great black leader out there to take over.
Jesse Jackson? No, I don't think so," Barley said.
"There's no one whose going to electrify them like
Martin Luther King."
BAM Ill
On March 4, 1986, BAM III held its first major
rally, according to a book edited by Steneck and his
wife, history lecturer Margaret Steneck. Members of
the group's third installment hoped to improve the
overall racial climate on campus.
In response to the BAM III outcry, former
University President Harold Shapiro adopted the
Six-Point Plan, which introduced a formula to
increase diversity and understanding between stu-
dents on campus.
Shapiro's plan was the basis for former
University President James Duderstadt's
Michigan Mandate, according to the book. The

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general student body to an informational meeting presenting
our current projects and future goals.
Anderson Rooms A,B,C,&D (Michigan Union)
5:00 PM, Tuesday, December 2, 1997

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plan, implemented in 1988 sought to systemati-
cally increase minority enrollment. Its principles
are currently under fire by plaintif and propo-
nents of the lawsuit.
Changes in the Classroom
LSA Dean Edie Goldenberg said there is more
than one way to achieve diversity at the University.
Not only is it through measures such as the Race
and Ethnicity or language requirements, but also
through offering students the opportunity to
expand their ways of thinking socially and acade-
mically.
"There are a lot of courses that introduce stu-
dents to ways of understanding the world that are
rooted in different cultural experiences,"
Goldenberg said. "But, in a way, that's just one way
to look at it."
Goldenberg said the University's curriculum has
traditionally reflected shifts in history. For instance,
she said, the American Culture program has evolved
over the years because of changes from historical to
modern times.
"That understanding of what it means to be an
American has changed over the years"
Anderson said the willingness of his concentration
to allow the curriculum to evolve has benefited diver-
sity in academics.
"There's a degree of richness that was true for me
and really enriches my professional experiences here,"
Anderson said.
Numerous experiences contribute to and enrich stu-
dents' lives, therefore expanding their knowledge and
opening their minds, Goldenberg said.
"I think that's what the University is all about,"
Goldenberg said. "It gives you a deep understanding
of your own experiences."
AIDS
TO Continued from Page 1.
well as abstinence from sex before
E marriage, Stino said. Unprotected sex
is a high risk factor in contracting HIV
"We're hoping people will consider
N waiting (for sex) because they are worth
waiting for" Stino said. "We're hoping
IR people will consider moral action."
Sno said she also hopes to see stu-
dents playing an active role in AIDS
education. "We hope that more organi-
zations and students on campus will be
encouraged to join in the fight against
AIDS," she said.
NS. Alliance for AIDS Awareness is a
student group that started this semester
with the class Sociology 389 -
Sociology of HIV/AIDS.
"We're a section of Project
Community," said LSA senior Jennifer
Yetwin. "We established Alliance for
AIDS Awareness to promote education
- one of the ways that we're doing this
are our activities starting with World
AIDS Day,"Yetwin said.
University Health Service provided
the group with informational pam-
phlets and condoms. "We could choose
what sort of volunteerism we wanted to
do and we found out that we could
work with UHS to plan World AIDS
Day,"Yetwin said.
Members of Alliance for AIDS
Awareness will be passing out condoms
at bars and cafes throughout the week.
They also have organized a panel discus-
sion set for tomorrow in Anderson Room
D of the Michigan Union at 7:30 p.m,
featuring counselors and educators.
"Wanting to educate the community
was one of our main goals," said LSA
senior Lisa Goldman, a member of
Alliance forAIDS Awareness. "We had
no idea where it would take us when we
first started"

Student opens fire,
kills two, at school
WEST PADUCAH, Ky-A 14-year-
old boy who warned last week that
"something big's going to happen"
inserted earplugs, drew a gun and shot
eight students who just ended a prayer
meeting in a high school lobby yesterday.
Two girls were killed and a third was
in critical condition.
The boy, who had three spare clips of
ammunition and four other guns, surren-
dered when Ben Strong - a pastor's son
and leader of the prayer circle - grabbed
the teen after he stopped shooting.
Afterward, the boy told Heath High
School Principal Bill Bond, "I'm sorry."
"He acted just like he had been caught
with some minor offense," Bond said.
"Really, the main question is, why,"
Sheriff Frank Augustus said. "And I'm
taking it that the question is not going
to get answered. He himself will have
to answer that, and he says he doesn't
know why."
Strong said the boy hung out with
people who claimed to be atheists.

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AR U1 T E ATIO
Providers promise child-safe Internet
WASHINGTON -- The online industry, hoping to keep
government intervention at bay, is promising to voluntari-
ly provide greater access to improved anti-smut software
and work to flag Internet sites that are clean enough for
kids.
Building upon pledges made to President Clinton in July,
industry groups were meeting yesterday to discuss how to edu-
cate parents about the screening tools.
"There are more tools every day and it is important that a
really serious effort is being made to make sure parents know
they are there," said Danny Weitzner, deputy director of the Clinton
Center for Democracy and Technology, a group that works to
protect computer users' civil liberties.
The center says all major providers of Internet access to consumers offer screen-
ing technology free or at a nominal cost. Those providers, serving 14 million
households, include AOL, AT&T WorldNet, CompuServe, Prodigy and Erol's.
A survey of 750 families by the monthly Family PC magazine found that o
26 percent use screening software, most of them because it is built in to their web
browser or offered by the online service provider.

The teen, who was not identified
because of his age, carried into school
a .22-caliber handgun with three spare
clips of ammunition, two rifles and two
shotguns. He wrapped the rifles and
shotguns in blankets and told curia
classmates they were props for a s
ence project.
Defense experts call
for higher security
WASHINGTON - A congressional-
ly-chartered panel of defense experts
called yesterday for the Pentagon to put
greater emphasis on defending U.S. ter-
ritory against such threats as electro
sabotage, terrorist strikes, missile attack
and chemical or biological weapons.
The nine-member National Defense
Panel took issue with the Pentagon's cur-
rent approach of structuring U.S. forces
to fight two major regional wars nearly at
once - most likely in the Persian Gulf
and on the Korean Peninsula. It said the
two-war scenario had deterred the
Pentagon from developing ways to gua
against new threats.

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ARoUND THE WORL6

U.S. aplauds Japan
in f lenergy talks
KYOTO, Japan - After two years
of preliminaries, the world's govern-
ments got down to the final critical
round of negotiations yesterday on
controlling energy use in the 21st cen-
tury to protect the planet against glob-
al warming.
In what promises to be 10 days of
hard bargaining, the United States
opened the bidding with a surprise shift
of position that cheered Japan, dis-
mayed Europe and put environmental-
ists on a green alert.
The Kyoto conference was convened
to strengthen the 1992 Climate Change
Treaty by setting legally binding targets
for reducing industrial nations' emis-
sions of carbon dioxide and other
"greenhouse" gases linked to global
warming. If it succeeds, it will set the
energy course for much of the world
for decades to come, helping change
what we drive, how we produce elec-
tricity, even what we feed our cattle.
"These 10 days could change the
history of humankind," Japan's foreign

minister, Keizo Obuchi, said in wel-
coming negotiators from 150 countries.
The more than 2,000 delegates first
must reconcile an array of differ*
positions on a long list of complex
issues, chief among them the size of
emissions reductions.
The plan Washington has offered is
the most conservative on the table.
Korea still talkin
with IMF for $55B
SEOUL, Korea - The So@
Korean government continued to press
for an international bailout yesterday
amid conflicting signs over whether it
is prepared to take the painful econom-
ic steps its would-be rescuers insist are
necessary.
Korean state television reported
early yesterday morning in Seoul that
government negotiators had struck an
agreement with the International
Monetary Fund for a $55 billion as
tance package, which would beit
largest in history.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.

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