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The Michigan Daily - Monday, January 27, 2003 - 3A
Farmer talk

Public interest spurs
museum studies at 'U'

" Two 'U' students
apprehended after
attempted break-in
Two University students attempted
to break into the West Quad Residence
Hall front desk area Thursday night,
DPS reports state..
The suspects were apprehended
in a West Quad laundry room.
Although nothing was stolen, the
students were arrested, questioned
and released. An investigation of
the case is ongoing and the stu-
dents' arraignment is pending.
Man arrested for
South Quad home,
restroom invasions
0 DPS reports state a tall man
wearing dark jeans and a black coat
tried to break into several residen-
tial rooms on the third floor of
South Quad Residence Hall Friday
morning.
After failing to enter any rooms,
the suspect attempted to break into
a women's restroom. DPS appre-
hended the suspect, who was
charged with home invasion.
DPS would not release the sus-
pect's name but said he is not affili-
ated with the University.
Liquor bottles
stolen from League
stock room
A caller reported that several bottles
of liquor had been stolen from a stock
room at the Michigan League.
DPS reports state that the thefts
occurred sometime Tuesday morning.
Briefcase lost, then
found at Lorch Hall
A briefcase was found in a rest-
room stall in Lorch Hall Wednesday
afternoon. The owner called to
report the briefcase as stolen soon
after it was turned in. DPS has no
suspects.
* Stolen handbag
found in West Hall
by DPS officer
An officer checking property at
West Hall found a handbag lying in
the 400 corridor Wednesday night.
According to DPS reports, the
owner of the bag was contacted, and
said the bag had been 'missing since
early Wednesday afternoon. No
items were missing from the bag.
DPS has no suspects.
Basketball game
leads to fight
results in one injury
Staff members at the North Campus
Recreation Building reported a fight
took place between several people
Thursday night. According to DPS, the
) fight occurred during a basketball
game. One person involved sus-
tained a cut but no one else
involved was injured.
Camera, equipment
damaged by
accident at IST
A caller reported property damage at
the Institute of Science and Technology
Thursday night. According to DPS
reports, damaged property included a
$900 camera and $15,000 equipment.
DPS states the damage was accidental.

Black North Face
jacket stolen from
undergrad library
Friday afternoon, a caller report-
ed that his black North Face jacket
had been stolen from the Shapiro
Undergraduate Library.
The caller did not know who had
stolen the jacket. DPS has no sus-
pects.
Residents of East
Quad remove
bathroom door
An East Quad resident advisor
reported Friday evening that an East
Quad Residence Hall bathroom
door had been removed.
DPS reports state that East Quad
residents removed the door to possi-
bly "spite" the R.A. after they were
given a warning about propping
open the door to the bathrqom. Dis-
position on the students is pending.
Man unaware of
what building he

By Jay Uhler
For the Daily
Between 1990 and 2000, museums in the United
States have seen increased public support and inter-
est, according to a survey by the Association of the
Art Museum Directors. This is a factor that has led
to increased demand for qualified museum special-
ists, said History of Art Prof. Ray Silverman, who
is heading a new museums studies program at the
University.
On campus, the University Museum of Art has
seen a 10 to 20 percent increase in visitor numbers
over four years and is planning to double its floor
space. Also reflecting a general trend, the museum
is becoming more involved with the community
and education, said Museum Curator for Education
Ruth Slaven.
"Traditionally, institutions deal with collect-
ing, conserving, studying and exhibiting objects.
Over the last 10 .to 15 years, museums have
taken on other roles that are more public orien-
tated and are much more vital to their communi-
ties," said Silverman, explaining the shifting
role of museums.
Reflecting these developments in the growth and
mission of museums, several universities now offer
a form of museum studies program. The Rackham
School of Graduate Studies is initiating its own 18-
credit graduate certificate program in museum
studies this fall and will only accept about 12 to 15
students.
According to Silverman's mission statement,
"the UMMSP is explicitly cross-disciplinary and
cross-cultural in orientation and prepares students
for career settings including museums, arboreta,
zoos, botanical gardens, heritage sites, archives and
the entertainment industry."
Silverman said the University's program is

"..Museums have taken
on other roles that are
more public orientated
.and are much more vital
to their communities"
- Ray Silverman
Museum Studies program head
unique because it combines both theory - the
study of the museum as a cultural institution - as
well as practice, where skill sets are developed for
working in museums.
Slaven said that programs, particularly those that
combine both theory and practice, are becoming
very important. "It is no longer enough to know the
nuts and bolts. The ability to think critically and
broadly is increasingly important," she added.
Will this new program attract the 12 to 15
available slots? "Certainly. I'm sure they will
have that number of students," said Stacy David-
son, a first- year graduate student in Near East-
ern studies and Egyptology. She said she
realizes that job opportunities in her field are
limited and that a museum career is an attractive
route.
Despina Margomenou, an archaeologist and
graduate student in the department of classical
studies and Museum of Anthropology, is also
applying to the program. "It was needed. I think
because there is a trend for archaeology and anthro-
pology for not only research, but also the public
domain, it is becoming increasingly significant,"
she said.

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Allen Michaels and Burt Day talk during a farm toy show held at the Washtenaw
Farm Council Grounds Saturday.

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Journalists discuss war, constraints of profession

By Kara DeBoer
Daily Staff Reporter

Veteran journalists from Turkey, Pakistan and
Indonesia gathered Friday for a discussion titled
"Journalism, coverage, and constraint" concern-
ing the potential war in Iraq. The journalists -
two of whom are Knight Wallace journalism fel-
lows at the University - discussed the intense
pressure they experience covering the current
conflict in Iraq.
Their discussion focused on difficulties journal-
ists face when dealing not only with their readers,
but also with their corporate obligations.
Andrew Finkel, a former contract corre-
spondent in Istanbul, said the American read-
er doesn't take the news with a grain of salt

like citizens elsewhere.
"The Turkish reader, like the Indonesian, knows
how to read the paper - they know it's skewed,"
Finkel said "(Americans) believe what the govern-
ment tells them. It's really rather cute."
Because Americans tend to accept news content
so readily, there's a sense that this war is inexorable
and inevitable, and a lack of public discussion,
Finkel added.
A question from the audience about the influ-
ence of corporate interests spurred agitation and
disappointment from the speakers.
If viewers or readers don't like what they see,
they will change the channel or stop reading, said
discussion moderator and University Prof. Juan
Cole, because the type of in-depth coverage citi-
zens need does not hold their attention.

"American citizens have assumptions handed
down to them," said Javed Nazir, former joint edi-
tor of The Frontier Post in Pakistan. "It's not so
much a lack of competence on behalf of journal-
ists, but a lack of interest (on behalf of readers)."
American journalism seems to be linked to gov-
ernment interests, said Muchlis Ainu Rofik, an
editor in Indonesia. Due to the repetitive, govern-
ment-focused news content he sees in the United
States, he said he questions what influences U.S.
reporting on the Middle East conflict.
"Does the U.S. know or think about how
this war will affect the rest of the world? How
much does the government collaborate with
the media, to support political and corporate
interests?" Rofik asked.
.He.added that when news covering.the conflict

seems like propaganda, there is something wrong.
"There is intense philosophical pressure on jour-
nalists covering the Middle East," Nazir said. "I
have a lurking fear that most journalists working in
the U.S. face constraints."
Nazir said the limitations stem from jour-
nalists' lack of experience and knowledge
about the Middle East. Most reporters, he
said, fly over to the area with only high-tech
reporting tools at their aid. Consequently,
they have time only for first impressions,
which are often very stereotypical, he said.
"Most journalists have missed out on a great
story - a human story. We don't see how Iraqi
people live, or how the average Iraqi is dealing
with the sanctions that have been imposed over the
years,'Nazir said.

Sinaboro highlights Korean
rhythms, traditional dances

U U

By Min Kyung Yoon
Daily Staff Reporter
"I want to be a drummer," said
Jae Lee, a third-grader at Lawton
Elementary School in Ann Arbor,
after seeing a performance filled
with Korean drumming and sword
and fan dances.
Sounds of rhythmic and syncopat-
ed drum beatings resonated
throughout the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater Saturday night as Sinaboro
held its third annual concert.
Dressed in colorful traditional Kore-
an clothing, group members per-
formed to a sold-out audience.
Attracting the young and old, the
evening was filled with culture,
humor and fun.
"Love of a Century," the concert's
title and theme, marked the 100th
anniversary of Korean immigration
to the United States. Unlike previ-
ous performances, the concert
incorporated the Romeo and Juliet
storyline through two feuding drum-
ming families.
The concert featured a Samulnori
act performed sitting down. Samul-
nori is a traditional Korean form of
music which originated in Korean
farming villages to express joys
after the harvest seasons.
In contrast to the sit-down per-
formance of Samulnori, other acts
like the sword and fan dances added

extra excitement to the show. Along
with Sinaboro Junior, the show also
featured a modern hip-hop dance
performance from the Korean Stu-
dents Association.
"I could see the improvement
over time and I'm really glad that
they're exposing our culture to the
University community," said Bo
Youn Helena Song, a former mem-
ber of Sinaboro and an Architecture
and Urban Planning junior. "As I
was watching the concert, I was
proud to be a Korean."
Sinaboro Junior, a Samulnori
drumming group of middle and ele-
mentary school-adopted Korean chil-
dren, formed in fall 2002. Due to
widespread interest stemming from
previous Sinaboro concerts, the chil-
dren formed their own group.
"I loved Sinaboro Junior and the
whole drumming," said Edward
Kudla, whose daughter is a member
of Sinaboro Junior, adding that he
has been to several Sinaboro con-
certs in the past.
Eight students founded Sinaboro
- a Poongmul, or traditional Kore-
an drumming group - five years
ago. From a small social group
intended to provide an opportunity
for students to converge on campus
to enjoy playing the drums, Sin-
aboro has evolved into a 30-member
group dedicated to spreading Kore-
an culture through music.

Poongmul has its origins in the
agricultural traditions of Korea.
Performed with four percussive
instruments, each instrument repre-
sents a specific weather element.
The changgo, an hourglass-shaped
drum, is the source of rain and the
buk, a large barrel drum, contains
the clouds. Kkwengarri, a small
gong, creates the lightning, and the
jing, a large gong, houses the wind.
During the 1960s and 1970s, the
South Korean military government
branded Poongmul as superstitious
and strongly discouraged its per-
formance. But with the develop-
ment of Samulnori and a shift
toward democratization,.there was a
Poongmul resurgence during the
late 1980s.
"Poongmul music unifies Koreans
around the world for Korean caus-
es," said Sinaboro President Hahna
Kim, a Business senior. "We can use
drumming to come together, so I
really wanted non-Koreans to come
to the show. I was very happy about
the turnout."
All ticket sales went to support
the Byung Soo Kim Memorial Fund,
which was established by his par-
ents to assist and educate University
students on substance abuse issues.
Kim, a former member of Sinaboro,
died two years ago from alcohol
poisoning a few days after his 21 th
birthday.

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generation that grew up with Roe as a part of our lives.
People don't get it - it's not about politics, it's your life."
Bernie Klein, who has been volunteering at Planned
Parenthood for 13 years, said he does not fear a possi-
ble reversal of Roe. "Hopefully, it will survive my life-
time, and if it does get overturned, believe me, I'll be
working in some underground organization somewhere.
Abortions aren't going to go away just because the law
changes," he added.
Lack of control in their own reproductive lives
prompted the women to create Jane, Kaplan said. The
members decided to shift the balance of power in abor-
tion procedures from the male doctors to the women
themselves, she added. In 1970, after working with a
male doctor who turned out to be performing phony
abortions, the women decided to learn to perform abor-
tions themselves. Jane became a group completely run

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