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The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 9, 1998 - 3A

Visiting prof. to
give speech at
Rackhamn Alid.
Author and professor Richard
Sennett is scheduled to deliver a lec-
ture titled "The Spaces of
Democracy" as part of the annual
College of Architecture and Urban
Planning Wallenberg lecture.
Sennett, a professor at New York
University and the London School of
Economics, has published books on
urban design, history of urban concerns
and social class issues.
The speech is held annually to
honor University alumnus Raoul
Wallenberg, who headed the Swedish
delegation in World War II and was
later captured by Russians.
The purpose of the lecture is to
honor Wallenberg's memory and focus
on the social art of urban planning and
architecture.
The speech is scheduled for 6
p.m. on March 18 at Rackham
Auditorium.
(Cultural emotions
to be examined
at lecture
Psychology Prof. Phoebe
Ellsworth is scheduled to present a
lecture on emotion, cognition and
culture.
The presentation will discuss how
cultural differences result in various
interpretations of the environment and
elicit different emotional reactions
from people.
She also will cover topics including
general similarities and differences
across cultures and how interpretation
is a key factor in responses among cul-
tures. The focus of the discussion will
be comparing and contrasting mem-
bers of the Chinese and American
populaces.
The event is scheduled to take place
at 4:10 p.m. on March 18 in the
Rackham Amphitheater.
Pianist to give
benefit concert
Pianist Ursula Oppens will per-
form a concert to benefit the Susan
Lipschutz Fellowship Fund for
Women Graduate Students.
Lipschutz, who died last year, was
an associate provost at the
University.
A $5,000 award will be presented
on March 27 to aid a female doctor-
al student with summer research and
dissertation costs.
The event is sponsored by the
University Musical Society. For ticket
information, call 647-4572.
'U' invites book
artists for display
The University's Special
Collections Library is looking for sub-
missions for the Michigan Book
Artists 1998 exhibit. The presentation
will focus on artists and printers who
write primarily books.
Submitted works must have been
created in the last five years, and
include a statement of the work and
biographical information. The

work cannot not exceed 18"-by-18"
and 6" in depth when it is dis-
played.
Entries will be accepted from March
15 through May 1. For more informa-
tion, call 764-9377.
Visiting writer
*series continues
Author and professor Dan Bogen
will read from his work as a continuing
part of the Visiting Writer Series spon-
sored by the English department and
Borders Books and Music.
Bogen, a professor at the
University of Cincinnati, will read
from his two books of poetry. His
work has been nationally recog-
nized. He also has received several
. grants for his works.
The reading is scheduled for 5 p.m.
on March 12 in Rackham
Amphitheater.
- Compiled by Daily staff reporter
Melanie Sampson.

Cantor appointed to integrate military, gender

By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
Upon U.S. Sen. Carl Levin's recommenda-
tion, Provost Nancy Cantor was appointed Feb.
27 to a national commission that will focus on
gender-integrated military training and the
relationships between men and women serving
the country.
"I'm very, very interested and pleased to
serve on it," Cantor said.
Cantor was one of 10 members appointed to
the Commission on Military Training and
Gender Related Issues. The commission was
created by the 1998 Department of Defense
Authorization Act.
The act called for a commission to examine
the fundamental training programs for all
branches of the U.S. military and, more specif-
ically, to review the Armed Forces require-
ments and restrictions concerning cross-gender

relationships.
Levin (D-Mich.) announced Cantor's
appointment last month, saying that Cantor's
experience in social psychology and her back-
ground in education makes her "an important
asset to this commission."
Levin stressed the importance of evaluating
the issue of gender-integrated training within
the military.
"The issue of gender-integrated training in
the military affects every man and woman in
uniform in this country, and a thorough, bal-
anced review of this issue is vital to ensure
our Armed Forces are doing the best possible
job of training our military members to carry
out their duties," Levin said in a written state-
ment.
Cantor also said the issues the commission
will tackle are extremely significant.
"I think it's an issue of great national policy

"The issue of gender-integrated training in the
military affects every man and woman in
uniformi ths contry."
- Sen. Carl Levin
D-Mich.

concern and has interesting ramifications
about how we think about ... social behavior,"
she said.
Cantor became University provost more than
six months ago, after serving as dean of the
Rackham Graduate School. Prior to holding
these posts, Cantor chaired the. department of
psychology at Princeton University and was a
faculty member at the University of Michigan.
Cantor was one of five commissioners

U' quiz bowl team
regionals, advances

By Carly Southworth
Daily Staff Reporter
A team of five University students
out of the 20 members of the Michigan
Academic Competition Program
brought back the championship award
after competing in the Region Seven
College Bowl Incorporated Tournament
last month.
Eighteen colleges and universities
from Michigan and Ohio participated in
the tournament.
Craig Barker, an LSA sophomore
and team member, said the Michigan
team performed exceptionally well in
the competition.
"I think the Michigan team played
above and beyond the call of duty," said
Barker, who won the Jeopardy College
Championship last year.
LSA junior Patty Dark, said her team
faced tough competition in the tourna-
ment. The team's dynamics and individ-
ual members gave it strength, Dark said.
"We have some pretty phenomenal
players," Dark said. "Our freshman,
Mike Davidson, is absolutely phenome-

nal."
The team will now represent
Seven in the national compe
April at the University of Texas.
schools from across the nati
compete for the nationa
Universities including H
Stanford and New York Univer
will be represented at the comp
A University of Michigan te
home the national title in 1996,
ther Dark nor Barker would m
predictions about how the tea
place in Texas.
"I don't really want to jinx an
Dark said. "I think we won'
school down by any means."'
Barker said it is hard to pred
will happen in Texas.
"I think it is too early to ga
opinion. We are up against th
the best," Barker said. "I think
be representative of what N
schools can do"
Rackham fifth-year stude
Molinari said he thinks the tea
good chance of victory in Daly

appointed by Levin, the senior democrat on the
Senate Armed Services Committee and Strom
Thurmond (R-S.C.), who chairs the committee.
The other five commission members were
selected by the House National Security
Committee.
The commission is expected to propose ways
to improve the training programs and their
requirements and restrictions, which Cantor
said will take place in the next year.
victonous at
to nationals
"We won all of our games quite com-
Region fortably this weekend. I think we are
tition in clearly the strongest team in the
Sixteen region," Molinari said. "That gives us
ion will hope when it comes to nationals:'
i title. Unlike other teams, the University's
Harvard, team does little to prepare for a tourna-
sity also ment, said Dark.
etition. "There are schools where you sit down
am took and memorize," Dark said. "I think for
but nei- nationals, we are going to do something,
ake any but not on a level of memorization."
am may Molinari said the team plans to prac-
tice during a few weekends and com-
nything," pete in small tournaments before
t let the nationals.
Team members plan to brush up on
dict what their weakest areas -- art and music -
before the tournament, Dark said.
auge any "They can ask you anything about
e best of anything," Dark said.
we- will The national champions are awarded
Michigan a trophy. In the past, the winning team
represented the nation in a tournament
nt Rory in England, but plans for the 1998
am has a champion team have not been set,
as. Barker said.

MARGARET MYERS/Daily
George Stephanopoulos, former senior adviser to President Clinton, spoke
about politics at Eastern Michigan University on Feb. 28.
e !
Politicaltak f
Stphnopuos

By Margene Eriksen
Daily Staff Reporter
Wearing an "I love Ypsilanti" but-
ton and cracking jokes, George
Stephanopoulos, former senior
adviser to President Clinton, spoke
to the newly formed Washtenaw
County Economic Club on Feb. 28
at Eastern Michigan University.
In front of a nearly full auditori-
um, Stephanopoulos reminisced
fondly about Ypsilanti, a city he vis-
ited during the last presidential
debate. Stephanopoulos spoke can-
didly about politics and the presi-
dent. He also talked about his new
positions as a visiting professor at
Columbia University and an ABC
news political analyst.
"When I left the White House, I
was pretty clear I would say every-
thing I know," Stephanopoulos said
about the intimate knowledge he
took with him. "I hope one of the
things I'bring to ABC is the benefit
of my experience, not only what I
know specifically about the
Clintons or the White House, but
how the White House works."
His speech, titled "Politics; the
Art of the Impossible, a View
from Washington," expressed his
opinions on past, present and
future politics.
He spoke of how inexperienced
he was when he first began working
for Clinton. To the amusement of
the audience, he told a story about
being too shy to talk to Melanie
Griffith at the president's Inaugural
Ball.
Despite resigning from his post as
senior adviser, Stephanopoulos said
he still believes in and admires
Clinton.
"President Clinton will, be the
first president to serve two terms as
head of the world's only super
power;' he said. "It's a marvelous
time to be an American, a time of
peace and prosperity."
Stephanopoulos then addressed
the sexual harassment and miscon-

duct allegations against the presi-
dent.
"I believe the Paula Jones sexual
harassment suit is a joke. Her job
right now is suing the president, he
said.
Stephanopoulos' tone changed
when he addressed the Monica
Lewinski issue.
"I believe the president has an
obligation to come forward and be
straight with the public," he said'
adding that if the allegations are
true, Clinton's actions would be a
serious breach of presidential con-
duct.
He also said Independent Counsel
Kenneth Starr was using unfair tac-
tics in investigating the allegations,
but now may be on the right track.
"The biggest disservice (Starr)
has done to America is to drag this
out for so long," Stephanopoulos
said.
Stephanopoulos said that during
his tenure as senior adviser, he
wished Clinton would have been
stronger on human rights issues
when dealing with China. But he
said he was pleased that Clinton is
considered by the public as the
"education president."
Regarding the future in the
political arena, Stephanopoulos
said Vice President Al Gore will
need to establish his own identi-
ty. Stephanopoulos said he may
do this by making a woman his
running mate in the 2000 elec-
tion.
He also added that there would be
room for a "non-crazy" Ross Perot-
type candidate.
Economic club representatives
said the club's events are to benefit
the entire community, not just the
EMU campus. Presently, students
are not involved in the club's
events.
"I think this will be very good
for Eastern as well as the commu-
nity," said Kandi Pettit, an EMU
graduate student.

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