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'U' prof speaks
on technology's
impact on labor

Higher unemployment levels may
result from high technology's thrust
toward labor-saving technological ad-
vances, and today's culture cannot af-
ford to ignore the trend, University
Philosophy Prof. Frithjof Bergmann
said yesterday at a technology lecture
Technological advances have en-
croached on every level of employment
and no job is safe, Bergmann said to 150
people at the Sheraton Inn. "Someone is
already working on cumputers that will
program computers,'' he said.
THE BOOM is more than just
robotics, Bergmann said. "The number
of jobs that will be eliminated through
word processors is very considerable,"
he said during the lecture.

The lecture, titled "Work in the Post-
Industrial Future," is the first in a
series sponsored by the Eastern
Michigan University College of
Technology and addresses the impact
of high technology on the labor force.
Society cannot. ignore the im-
plications of the technology advances
by saying 'It's going to happen in 2001,'
Bergmann said.
THE PRESENT culture is in a "kind
of coma" because its members have a
perspective of the world that does not
include a future, Bergmann said. The
"no future" perspective is prevalent
especially among students, he said.
Bergmann said he sees culture and
family life being consumed in the last
See PROF, Page9

Day noto by JAIt BE
UNIVERSITY PHILOSOPHY Prof. Frithjof Bergmann lectured last night
on how technological innovation may eliminate jobs. Speaking at the Ann
Arbor Sheraton Inn, Bergmann called for a cultural adjustment to the
declining amount of work.


Conservative newspaper to debut
conservative newspapers at colleges such as Har-
By SHAUN ASSAEL "We're faced with a liberalism that after years of vard, Yale, and the University of Chicago.
Ann Arbor liberals should be on the lookout for the implementation has not proved to be successful," A member of the institute's staff currently is on the
rrival of a new campus newspaper scheduled to hit Stefanski said. The University needs an outlet for Review's advisory board, according to IEA program
ampus this spring. It will feature, acccording to its alternative ideas, he said. - officer Art Kaufman. Kaufman said the institute is in
ounders, an ideology unusual for the Ann Arbor Stefanski said the paper will appeal not only to contact with the Review's editors, but has yet to
ommunity - a conservative one. students, but to conservative faculty, alumni, and make a decision regarding fund allocations.
The paper, named the Michigan Review, is authors as well. Paul MacCracken, professor of Stefanski said that the paper's private funds would
esigned to be the home for a broad range of conser- business administration and economic advisor to not impair its objectivity. "When we present an ar-
ative ideas, say the University students who President Reagan, has offered to serve on the ticle in a newspaper it doesn't mean that every con-
rganized the endeavor. Review's advisory board, Stefanski said. tributor supports that view," he said.
SUCH CONSERVATIVE ideas currently have no THE PAPER, currently $300 in debt, will be finan- Although the Review has a distinctly conservative
ournalistic forum on campus, said Ron Stefanski, ced entirely by private contributions. Stefanski said image, Stefanski said the paper intents to present a
he LSA senior who will head the Review staff. The he has been-seeking funds from the New York-based more moderate image than the University's College
aper is planning to capitalize on the conservative Institute for Educational Affairs, an organization Republicans, a group that contributed to the paper's
nood that has swept the country recently, he said that has provided grants of up to $5,000 to struggling creation.

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Hope College
spy charges
HOLLAND (UPI) - Hope College
will review the background of Ion
Agheara, a Romanian faculty member
accused of espionage, but asserts the
language professor has been "an ex-
cellent model for our students," a
spokesperson said yesterday.
Agheana commenting on the
allegations told reporters that the
Romanian government plan was for
him to cultivate relationships with in-
fluential individuals during his studies
at Harvard, where he received a doc-
torate in 1970, and then relate whatever
sensitive information he could obtain
back to Romanian officials. Agheana
denied gathering information to hurt
the United States.
Agheana registered as a foreign
agent in December 1981.
"We have no quarrel with him," said
Justice Department spokesman John
Russell. "He registered according to
law and that's all he's required to do.
None of this is any great secret."

Daily Photo ny JAmKI BLL
No ocean crossing
Dave Chalmers, a visitor from England, examines the University Sailing Club's possibilities for excitement at a
sailboat exhibit on the Diag designed to attract new members.

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