The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 11, 2002- 3A
Annual Holocaust conference begins today
to speak about
Former teen model Kate Dillon will
speak today at 7 p.m. in the Michigan
Union Ballroom about the dangers of
eating disorders. Dillon is a former
teen model who battled anorexia and
eventually gained success as a model
for full-figured fashions.
The Anne Waldman Symposium
kicks off Wednesday with "Talking
About Anne: Some Reflections on
Anne Waldman's Work," a talk by NPR
correspondent Andrei Codrescu. The
symposium features an exhibit, lec-
tures and discussions on Waldnian, a
post-beat poet, and readings by Wald-
man and others and will run until Fri-
day. Codrescu will speak at 8 p.m. at
100 Hutchins Hall, 625 S. State St.
'U' scholars call
men a 'frail sex'
A lecture on "Why Males are the
Frail Sex: Evolutionary Perspectives on
Cohort and Cultural Variations in the
Sexual Mortality Ratio" will be held
today at noon in the University's Popu-
lation Studies Center conference room,
311 Maynard St.
Psychiatry Prof. Randolph Nesse
and Daniel Kruger of the Institute for
Social Research will speak at the
Abramsky to talk
Journalist Sasha Abramsky will dis-
cuss the findings of her study on
imprisonment and punitive justice in
America within the last 20 years. She
will also read excerpts from her study,
"Hard Times Blues: How Politics Built
a Prison Nation." She will speak today
at 8 p.m. at Shaman Drum Bookshop,
315 S. State St.
A daylong conference, titled "Mak-
ing a Place for Literature," will honor
Michigan Quarterly Review editor
Laurence Goldstein. The conference
"will'includb panel discussions featur-
ing University and visiting scholars
and will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30
p.m. Friday in the Michigan League
Hussey Room. It opens with a wel-
come by local author Charles Baxter
and concludes with a series of readings
of poetry and prose written by confer-
"Eating Disorders: Signs, Symp-
toms, and Support," will feature talks
by clinical psychologist Victoria Hays,
University health educator Alison
Brzenchek, WUOM broadcaster
Michelle Bolek and medical Prof.
It will be held Wednesday at noon in
the Center for the Education of
Women, 330 E. Liberty St.
Prof. speaks about
gender and art
In connection with the Universi-
ty's "Women who Ruled" theme
semester, art Prof. Griselda Pollock
from the University of Leeds will
speak on "Why Gender? Why Art?
Why Now?" Thursday at 5 p.m. in
the School of Art and Design lec-
ture hall, 2000 Bonisteel St.
Pollock will follow the lecture with a
question and answer session at noon
Friday in Lane Hall seminar room, 204
S. State St.
* Drug use focus of
A two-part lecture series on teen
drug use will conclude tomorrow with
a talk by local social worker Ron Har-
rison. The lecture, "Teens Using
Drugs: How to Know and What to
Do," will be held at 7:30 p.m. in St.
Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Cen-
ter's exhibition room, 5305 Elliott Dr.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
By Margaret Engoren
Daily Staff Reporter
Today begins Hillel's 23rd annual Confer-
ence on the Holocaust. This year's confer-
ence, entitled "The World Response" will
highlight different reactions the Holocaust
elicited from around the world.
"We chose to make this year's topic that of
the world response to educate the campus
community," said Jacqueline Wulwick, an
LSA sophomore who co-chairs the confer-
"People tend to think Germany is the only
country that was involved with the Holocaust.
Other countries' actions or inactions also
contributed to it."
The week-long conference will include
guest speakers, films, a vigil, and a Sabbath
dinner and reception following services.
"Our main goal this year is to educate the
community to prevent a Holocaust from ever
occurring again," Wulwick said. "We really
want to change peoples' perspectives and
teach them how global the Holocaust really
James Carroll, an editorial columnist with
the Boston Globe, will speak at 7:30 tonight
at the Modern Language Building about the
role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust
and the religious wake-up call after the Sept.
11 terrorist attacks.
Tuesday's event will be a Brown Bag Lunch
with Zvi Gitelman. He will present a lecture enti-
tled "Bitter Legacy: The Holocaust in the USSR
and its Contemporary Consequences" at noon at
"We really want to change peoples' perspectives
and teach them how global the Holocaust really
- Jacqueline Wu wic .
Co-chair of Holocaust Conference
3050 Frieze Building.
An annual vigil will be held both Wednes-
day and Thursday on the Diag at noon, where
the names of those who died in the Holocaust
will be read for 24-hours.
Also Thursday, a film titled "America and
the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference" will
be shown at 8 p.m. at Angell Hall.
Hillel will host a Sabbath Dinner Friday at
"The Shabbat dinner is a really good wy
to bring people together - especially during
a week dedicated to remembering the Holo-
caust," Wulwick said.
Blue Party aims to improve
transportation, Entree Plus
By Tomislav Ladika
Daily Staff Reporter
In the two weeks leading up to
the spring Michigan Student
Assembly elections, University stu-
dents will undoubtedly hear many
But Blue Party presidential can-
didate John Carter says his party's
platform consists of realistic issues
it wants to accomplish next year.
Carter said his main goals are
improving transportation between
north and central campuses,
expanding Entree plus, establishing
a student book exchange, providing
wireless Ethernet and delaying
spring break. He said these are
projects on which students want
MSA to work.
"Blue Party is going to get these
things done because we've done
them before," said Blue Party vice
presidential candidate John Simp-
"Doing it the first time is hard,
doing it the second time is follow-
ing your protocol."
All of the Blue Party's promises
last year were accomplished,
including the creation of a fall
break and the extension of recre-
ational sports building hours,
The experience and connections
with the administration gained by
Blue Party members in working on
such projects will help the party
accomplish current goals like push-
ing spring break back a week,
"Everyone can complain that we
break-in spring break, and we don't
get to experience it like everybody
else," Simpson said.
"One of the Blue Party's
strengths is working with the
administration, especially on these
calendar issues; we have the proto-
type down pat."
Carter said the party also hopes
to establish a used textbook trade
between students, cutting out book-
stores as middlemen; extend the
University's bus system hours on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
nights; and encourage the Universi-
ty to provide the entire campus with
the wireless Ethernet services
already implemented at the Busi-
The party also has several ideas
for Entree Plus, Carter said, includ-
ing expanding it to local conven-
ience stores, concession stands at
Michigan Stadium and letting stu-
dents use meal credits to buy food
in the Michigan Union.
Working on such concrete goals
instead of debating political issues
attracted Sarra Nazem, a freshman
MSA candidate, to run on the Blue
"I feel that the Blue Party is the
only party on campus that really
gets things done for students," she
"We have been on this cainp"
the longest, we know what students
want, and we know how to get that
Nazem is one of 23 MSA candi-
dates on the Blue Party's *late,
which Carter said is composed of
"the most qualified and most moti-
vated candidates in the election."
Simpson said the Blue Party
believes successful student govereti
ment requires good student leaders...
Mary Tran, another freshman
Blue Party candidate, said "every-
one at the Blue Party has a drive-in
them" to accomplish their goals,
and they all work together well.
Because the Blue Party inter-
viewed the most students in its si,
semester history for the party slate,
Carter said the candidates are better
leaders than those who ran for the,
party last year.
But running such talented candi-
dates will inevitably lead to disap-
pointment, Carter said.
"The odds are that we won't witi
every single seat," he said.
"I will be sad if we don't win 'vry
single seat because it will be hard for
me, looking at the candidates we've
run to see one of these people not be
Kyle Wiliamowskl, an LSA Junior and intern with the Ann Arbor Film Festival,
places posters into the display cases in front of the Michigan Theater on East
Liberty Street. The festival kicks off tonight.
lack of fe-male voice
Concern about Arab-
Israeli conflict, Afghan
By Shabina S. Khatri
Daily Staff Reporter
A silent vigil and a march for
peace commemorated last Friday's
International Women's Day. Women
in Black, an organization founded 14
years ago by Hanna Saffrin, an
Israeli Jewish peace activist and pro-
fessor in Israel, sponsored the event
in an effort to raise awareness of
Music student Suzanne Camino,
an event organizer, said the organiza-
tion has grown into a worldwide
movement of women for peace and
against all forms of violence.
"We aren't hearing enough
women's voices in our government,
and that needs to change. On Inter-
national Women's Day we are call-
ing attention to repressive
governmental policies and also
standing in solidarity with women
around the world, including women
in Israel, Palestine, Columbia and
Argentina," Camino said.
As they marched from the Federal
Building to the Diag, the participants
remembered the world's most recent
victims of war and oppression.
LSA freshman Adam Johnson said
the United States' bombing cam-
paign in Afghanistan might have
caused more harm than good.
"It's really disturbing to see the
trend toward using violence to create
peace," he said. "It's so ridiculous to
think we can stop terrorism through
bombing. We're only adding fuel to
Camino said she is also dissatis-
fied with many of the United States'
foreign policy decisions.
"Women in Black are calling for
an end to the U.S. policies that sup-
port war and violence - including
the war in Afghanistan and our mili-
tary support for Israel. We stand with
the women's peace groups in Israel
which are calling for a negotiated
end to the conflict and for an end to
the Israeli occupation of the West
Bank and Gaza Strip," she said.
Once in the Diag, participants con-
gregated around a child-sized coffin
that read, "4000 Civilians in
University Hospital Nurse Odile
Haber voiced her concerns over the
civilian casualties in Afghanistan.
"Today is a day to celebrate our
spirit as women and change the
hearts of our leadership and tell them
to use our tax money for what people
need rather than for the destruction
of humanity. This is my prayer."
Participants were invited to post
notices about their feelings about war
and violence on children and women
on the Wall of Wisdom, a large
wooden board of reflections.
Women in Black member Karen
DesLirres spoke about her recent
trip to Israel and said the country's
security would never be obtained
until it withdraws from Palestinian
"It's not so hard to figure out. It's
the occupation. As Americans we
must call our congressmen and presi-
dent and order an end to the illegal
occupation. Say to Israel, 'the United
Nations created you, now obey the
rules,"' DesLirres said.
Johnson said the Palestinian-Israeli
conflict would only be resolved when
both sides express a serious desire
"If 99 percent of people want
peace and there's 1 percent that does-
n't, then it almost seems impossible
for peace to exist. The extremists on
both sides need to stop bombing each
other and meet at the negotiating
table," Johnson said.
Women in Black hold silent
demonstrations protesting global vio-
lence every Monday and Tuesday in
front of the Ann Arbor Public
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
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p.m., 140 Lorch Hall
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