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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 11, 1998 - 3

OHIGHER
EDUCATION
U of Mississippi
announces
Capit campaign
A" highlight of the University of
Mississippi's four-year sesquicenten-
nrial celebration was when
Chancellor Robert Khayat
announced a $200 million capital
'cainpaign, The Daily Mississippian
reported.
University officials reported the
school managed to raise $120 mil-
lion toward its goal.
The campaign will run until
december 2000.
The campaign's goal is to ensure
academic excellence and encourage
competitive students to come the
university, Khayat said.
OSU students
arrested after loss
After Ohio State University's
otball team lost to Michigan State
University this past Saturday, many
students took out their frustration by
binge drinking, fighting and
destroying property, The Lantern
reported.
' Police officials reported there
Were several fires set in trash dump-
steis and a fight was broken up on a
main street on OSU's campus.
Couches, dumpsters and other
objects were set on fire in the cam-
*us area.
:Six underage drinkers were
arrested following a raid at a local
house party.
Students call for
roligious tolerance
at Indiana
0 Many Indiana University students
said they had difficulty playing
catch-up this semester after missing
thrte days of classes due to the
Jewish holy days, Rosh Hashana
and Yom Kippur, the Indiana Daily
Student reported.
Siudents said they spent the time
with their families observing the
holidays.
.According to Jewish law,
servers are not allowed to work
an the holy days. On Yom Kippur,
students cannot eat or work.
Between 3,000 and 3,500 Jewish
students attend Indiana, accounting
for,8-10 percent of the total student
popilation.
Despite the university's attempts
to accommodate students celebrat-
ing the holidays, some students said
instructors are not doing enough to
Wse the added stress of observing
holidays.
Boston U to offer
fegistration over
the Internet
Boston University students may
have the luxury of registering for
their classes via the Internet by the
ring, The Daily Free Press report-
ed.
Jjiversity officials said the sys-
..swill not abolish all telephone
?Zgistration, but will complement it

'make the process easier for stu-
e~nts.
Many students said they will use
the new system because it will elim-
inate phone registration problems
d annoyances.
SCompiledfromUniversity Wre
reports by Susan T Port.

'U' lecturer studies veteran memorial

By Rachel Decker
Daily Staff Reporter
With Veterans' Day upon us, the recent publica-
tion of Kristin Ann Hass' new book, "Carried to
the Wall: American Memory and the Vietnam
Veterans' Memorial," is timely.
Hass, a lecturer in the department of American
culture, explores the offerings left at the historic
wall and tries to explain the impulses behind this
gift-giving phenomenon.
"The (Vietnam) war shattered what it meant to
be a patriotic American," Hass said. So the wall,
completed in 1982, was supposed to be a memori-
al for the veterans "to create a community of grief
that they hadn't had."
Although the original impulse to leave gifts at the

wall came from the people who fought in the war,
the memorial soon turned into an "uninvited chorus
of people speaking in a national forum," Hass said.
She found the gifts "suggest that ordinary
Americans deeply crave a memory.
"A lot of it comes from people ... who really felt
touched by the way the war affected the culture,"
Hass said.
The Vietnam War was the first American war
fought by the working classes, and it included
many Mexican, black, Irish and Italian Americans,
Hass said. The wall "pulled those communities
into a national conversation," Hass said. "A con-
versation about how to be patriotic"
The offerings express the American "desire to
reclaim their patriotism and their desire to be able

to be part of a national community," Hass said.
"The restive memory of the war changed
American public commemoration because the
memory of the war could not be expressed or con-
tained" by the memorial alone, she said.
In a similar effort to change public commemo-
ration of wars, the United States changed
Armistice Day to Veterans' Day in 1954.
Prior to the change, the holiday was devoted
only to the soldiers of World War I. "Armistice
Day wasn't a veterans' day" history Prof. Jonathan
Marwil said. "It was a day to remember the war
and the end of the war."
By renaming and re-orienting the holiday,
"Americans changed the meaning and emphasis of
the day. (It became) a way to celebrate the soldier,"

he said. So, Veterans' Day remains a day for the
living.
Today, the University's ROTC units will help
students do this at a Veterans' Day ceremony,
which begins at 8 a.m. with flag raising and music
at North Hall.
Following this a panel will speak at Rackham
Auditorium, including Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann
Arbor), Ann Arbor Mayor Ingrid Sheldon, Vice
Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs
Lester Monts, as well as veterans of the Korean,
Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars.
"The whole point of this day is passing on a tra-
dition," said ROTC member Josh Hammond, an
LSA senior. "We want to know what these guys
did, what they learned."

Steaming in

Puerto Rican
week celebration
to honor heritage

AP PHOT
The Kaye E. Barker of the Interlake Steamship Company rides at anchor in West Grand Traverse Bay yesterday, waiting out a
gale on Lake Michigan.
Grgoyle plas to sWtWart up
afiter shuLAttin.g down last yeart

By Jewel Gopwanl
Daily Staff Reporter
A campus group is inviting stu-
dents to get a taste of Puerto Rican
culture.
Celebrating the 16th annual Puerto
Rican Week, the Puerto Rican
Association and the Latino Task
Force, along with numerous other
campus organizations, are planning
educational events that tell the story
of the relationship between Puerto
Rico and the United States during the
past 100 years. The events run from
Nov. 15 to Nov. 22.
All events during Puerto Rican
Week are free and open to the public.
"Our first goal is to unite the
Puerto Rican community on cam-
pus. Secondly, we want to educate
the university community, so people
can learn about our island," said
Juan Gaztambide, president of the
PRA.
PRA is scheduled to start the activ-
ities with an exhibit on Friday titled
"Puerto Rico ... at a Glance," at the
Student Lounge in the Michigan
Union.
Lasting until Nov. 21, the exhibit
will feature information on the
island's political, cultural and social
past. University students, the Puerto
Rico Tourism Co. and the Puerto
Rican government provided maps,
timelines, pictures and biographies
for the display
"It's an informative piece on our
culture, how we've evolved over the
past 100 years and what the outlook is
for the next century," said LSA
sophomore Ricardo Perez, the exhib-
it's organizer.

Puerto Rican 'Week:
M Sabor Criollo (Lunch), Sunday
from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the
Trotter House
M "La Gran Fiesta" movie
Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 8 p.m. to
10 p.m. at Angell Hall, Aud. B
9 Hasta el Amancer Dance, Friday,
Nov. 20 from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30
p.m. at the Trotter House
PRA will kick the week off offi-
cially on Sunday with a traditioial
Puerto Rican buffet lunch at the
Trotter House.
"Last year, the lunch was our most
popular event;" said Gaztambide, an
LSA senior. "It attracted about 150
people.
Before the week ends, PRA will
show the movie "La Gran Fiesta" and
present speaker Piri Thomas, author
of "Down These Streets;" an account
of his experience as a Puerto Rican
immigrant in New York.
The time and place of the speech
has not yet been announced.
Along with PRA, Alianza and the
U-Club will hold two dance work-
shops, featuring salsa, merengue and
Caribbean dancing.
The workshops will prepare inter-
ested students, faculty and staff for
"Hasta el Amanecer" - a dance at
the Trotter House to wind down the
week.
"We hope the students, faculty and
staff can be exposed to the different
cultures that the University has to
offer," said Katalina Berdy, Latina
coordinator at the office of Multi-
Ethnic Student Affairs.

By Yael Kohen
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Gargoyle, the cam-
pus' humor magazine, is planning its
return after shutting down last
spring.
The Gargoyle, overseen by the
Board for Student Publications
along with The Michigan Daily and
The Michagensian, ceased publica-
tion after a disagreement during a
meeting last spring between the
Board for Student Publications and
Gargoyle staff members.
Since then, the board has hired a
new editor in chief, John
Wambaugh, and encouraged the
return and revitalization of the mag-
azine through a special committee.
"I'm an old fan of the Gargoyle,"
Wambaugh said, adding that he was
sad to see the magazine shut down
last year.
Previously, the Gargoyle cultivat-
ed a loyal following, but lacked
appeal to the rest of the campus, he
said.
The board wanted to change that
by reforming the magazine.
"The old staff members disagreed
with a lot of the (new) policies," and
previous staff members refused to
work under the new guidelines,
Wambaugh said.
One of the new guidelines is
charging for issues of the magazine.
By selling the Gargoyle, editors

"We have positions so we know that
things will get done,"
- John Wambaugh
Michigan Gargoyle Editor in chief

will be able to know who is and who
is not reading their magazine,
Wambaugh said. Sales will serve as
a form of feedback.
If it sells, then it shows people
like the content; if it does not sell,
editors will try to make changes,
Wambaugh said.
Although a price has not been set
yet, it is expected to be less than a
dollar per issue.
"Keeping it funny to the
University public" is very impor-
tant, said Sam Lawrence, business
manager of the Gargoyle.
Another policy that did not appeal
to previous staff members was the
creation of set positions, such as art
director and science editor, among
the staff, Wambaugh said.
"We have positions so we know
that things will get done" he said,
adding that although there will be
people managing specific depart-
ments, they will not be limited to
writing just for that one section.
The Gargoyle staff is working to
make the magazine's appearance

more stable.
"It will always look the same"
Lawrence said.
In previous years the magazine
was constantly changing its format.
Lawrence said the magazine will
also "look more like a magazine"
with a more appealing cover, includ-
ing a glossy finish and bright colors
instead of the newsprint cover of the
past.
Another change the magazine
wants to make is creating a more
open and comfortable atmosphere
in the office for new writers.
Wambaugh, who has never been a
staff member of the Gargoyle before
this year, said he tried to join for two
years but "it was very hard to get
into the group."
The magazine still is looking for
staff members.
The magazine hopes to publish its
first issue since its re-establishment
in the beginning of the winter
semester.
"We're very concerned with doing
a decent job," Wambaugh said.

CoectliOn: In admittance applications for Fall of 1998 there was a new category called "multiracial." If students prefer, they
can check the "multiracial" group on their application and if they do not also check the racial category that they consider them-
selves primarily a part of the University places them in the "unknown" group. If they do check a second box that they consider
themselves primarily, a part of, they will be placed into that group's categorization. This was incorrectly reported in Monday's Daily.
I Lui LALLNDAR
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Beyond the Headlines
Please. join us for-
a panel discussion
to hear from four
experts answering
your questions!
Where Next?
Wednesday, November 11th, 1998
7:30 PM in the East Hall Auditorium
(1324 EH)
Sponsored by HiIlle's Major
Events Committee, American-
Arab Anti-Discrimination
Committee, American

ROUP MEETINGS
LIENACT, Michigan Union, Room
3909, 647-9189, 8 p.m.
.VENTS
"Blood Battle," Sponsored by Blood
Drives United, Mosher Jordan
Residence Hall, 1-7 p.m.
G "Clothing Drive for Hurricane Mitch
victims in Honduras," Dana
Building, Room 1040, Business
School Student Lounge, Natural
Science, Bio Dispensary Room,
School of Public Health, 9 a.m.-12
Bnm.
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Harmony," Sponsored by Muslim
Students Association, Michigan
Union, Pendleton Room, 7 p.m.
Q "Islamic Jeopardy," Sponsored by
Muslim Students Association,
Michigan Union, Basement,
Pierpont Commons, 10 a.m.-5
p.m.
U "Job Opportunities with a Bachelor's
in Psychology," Sponsored by
Peer Advsng Office, East Hall,
4th Floor Terrace, 7-9 p.m.
U "J Students and Scholars:
Information regarding the 2 year
Home Residency Requirement and
Waivers," Sponsored by North
Cam pus International Center,
North Campus International
Center. Room B510. 11:30 a.m.-

Sponsored by Muslim Students
Association, East Hall, Room
1306, 7 p.m.
U "Session on Finding Science
Resources on the Web,"
Sponsored by Shapiro Science
Library, Shapiro Science Library,
Room 4041, 3:10-4 p.m.
U "Speech by Charles Kernaghan,
director of the National Labor
Committee, Sponsored by
Students Organizing for Labor and
Economic Equality, Michigan
Union, Pendleton Room, 6:30 p.m.
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