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The Michigan Daily -Thursday, September 20, 2001- 5A

Necto joins in relief efforts to help victims

By Kristen Beaumont
Daily Staff Reporter
Detroit techno artist Kevin Saunderson will
appear tonight at the Necto to host "Unite
Through Music," a benefit coordinated by the
Electronic Dance Coalition to raise money for
the Disaster Relief Fund in New York City.
LSA sophomore Jon Robinson, a member of
EDC and one of the coordinators of the event,
said that following last week's tragedy, he felt he
had to do something to help.

"I immediately went to Red Cross and tried to
donate blood, but the line was too long and they
were closed to donations. The only thing I could
think of was pooling my DJ talent together and
luckily everyone I talked to in the community
was really helpful and pulled together," he said.
Robinson, a member of Alpha Sigma Phi,
said he brainstormed with some of his frater-
nity brothers and with other members of EDC
and then brought the idea of the benefit to the
Necto nightclub, formerly named the Nec-
tarine Ballroom.

After the Necto agreed to host the Benefit, Ann
Arbor record label Ghostly International, also
working with EDC on the event, contacted Bar-
bara Deyo at Saunderson's record label, KMS
Records.
"I asked Kevin if he wanted to help and he said
he wanted to do anything he could," Deyo said.
The Necto is donating 100 percent of the
admissions proceeds to the American Red
Cross and will present a check and an Ameri-
can flag to a Red Cross representative at the
end of the event.

Admission is $10 for guests ages 18-20 and $8
for those 21 and older. Robinson said a raffle
ticket is included in the price of admission and
that door prizes from the major sponsors will be
given out throughout the night.
In addition to Saunderson, Mike Scroges, a
radio DJ at WDRQ-FM, and Robinson will spin
mixes in the main room of the Necto during the
benefit.
Robinson, who is expecting a large turnout, rec-
ommended that guests arrive early. The benefit
begins at 9 p.m. and will conclude at 2 a.m.

Class goes on; profs struggle to follow original schedules

By Shannon Pettypiece
Daily Staff Reporter
Although professors are not reshaping their
schedules, last Tuesday's tragedies still remain
an underlying theme in many classrooms across
campus.
"Whenever there is something major, such as
a major change, of course it is something that
moves the students, and as much as we can dis-
cuss the subject we do," said Near Eastern stud-
ies Prof. Gernot Windfuhr.
Other professors are trying to keep an open
mind about where the events will lead their class
discussions.
"I think that if it naturally arises I will defi-
nitely speak about it, but I don't intend to frame

the class around it" said political' science Prof.
Noga Morag-Levine.
Outside the classroom, professors have been
organizing extra-curricular events to give stu-
dents an outlet to express their reactions and
receive answers to their questions.
"We had an all day open house in the hall-
ways of the School of Public Policy and that was
a great way to let people express their ideas,"
said political science and Public Policy Prof.
Robert Axelrod.
Since students have been affected differently,
some professors are taking the agenda of their
courses on a case-by-case basis while trying to
move on with planned material.
"It depends on the individual and how you
handle it, and of course initially it was very dif-

ficult, but you have responsibilities," Windhurf
said.
Some faculty members believe what is most
productive - and their duty as citizens - is to
continue going about their normal lives.
"I like the idea of things being normal. We are
doing the things that we should do for ourselves,
our families and our country," said history Prof.
Charles Krahmalkov.
While many courses will continue to have
open discussions, others will have a new angle
on course material while maintaining the overall
content of the class.
"I think it would be impossible to teach world
politics without that coming up over and over
again," said political science Prof. Douglas
Lemke. "I certainly wouldn't discourage students

from continuing to discuss this, but we have so
much material to cover. I'm sort of'constrained
to stick to the syllabus as much as possible"
But Lemke admitted the events caused a devi-
ation from normal lecture.
"Last Wednesday I put together a special lec-
ture. I just scrapped the syllabus for that day. I
heard from a lot of students after the lecture that
they really appreciated it," he said.
Although these types of discussions may con-
flict with the agenda of the course, professors
acknowledge that they have a responsibility to
share their knowledge of the subject and life
experience with their students who do not have
those tools to cope with these types of situations.
"I do remember Pearl Harbor and I remember
my teachers speaking to me," Krahmalkov said.

"Initially it was very
difficult, but you have
responsibilities."
- Gernot Windfuhr
Near Eastern studies professor
"I have been through it in my life time but my
students have not, and it is my responsibility to
put things into perspective for them."
The impact of the recent attacks has hit the
faculty just as hard as it has hit the student body.
"It is very difficult for all of us, just as difficult
for me as well as for them," Krahmalkov said.

Gov. officials, auto
makers meet to

preserve jc
HAMTRAMCK (AP) - Finding1
ways to stimulate the economy and
preserve American jobs in the wake
of last week's terror attacks was the
theme surrounding what labor and
industry leaders believe to be an1
unprecedented brainstorming session
yesterday.
Following a tour of a General
Motors Corp. assembly plant here,
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Don
Evans and labor secretary Elaine
Chao sat down with the leaders of the
U.S. automakers and suppliers, and
the heads of unions representing
autoworkers, steelworkers and car-:
penters.
Also in attendance were Michigan
Gov. John Engler, U.S. Sen. Debbies
Stabenow and several members of
Michigan's congressional delega-
tion.
Chao said she and Evans were sent

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to Detroit by President Bush "to find
out how we can keep America going."
Calling the meeting "an unprece-
dented display of unity," Chao said it
would show "America is unbowed"
by the attack.
"What we heard today is the
strength of America is in its people,"
Evans said.
"This isn't just about the auto
industry.... This is to show that man-
agement and labor can stand up to
show what America is all about," said
UAW President Stephen Yokich.
AFL-CIO President John Sweeney
said it was time to get back to work.
As a way to help the economy, GM
yesterday announced an interest-free
automotive finance program on all
U.S. models that will run from Sept.
20 through Oct. 31. The program is
called "Keep America Rolling," the
automaker said in a statement.

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