8 The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 16, 1995
Acctg. prof dies of cardiac arrest
By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
Prof. Victor Bernard, affectionately
refered to as "Vic" by his students and
colleagues, died Tuesday afternoon of
Bernard, who served on the faculty
of the Business School's accounting
deptartment for more than a decade,
"leaves behind a legion of admiring
colleagues, former students and good
friends," Business School Dean B. Jo-
seph White said yesterday in a memo to
Bernard, 42, was jogging with Busi-
ness Prof. Russell Lundholm on Tues-
day near Yost Arena when he collapsed,
experiencing chest pains, Lundholm said.
Bernard was taken to University Hospi-
tals and never regained consciousness.
"He was particularly well-known for
how helpful he was," Lundholm said.
"He helped everybody with their work
- there was no end of the requests
people made for help to Vic, and he
helped them all."
Testimony to Bernard's legacy will
be the attendance of friends and col-
leagues from across the country at the
memorial service held in his honor. The
service is scheduled for today at 4 p.m.
at the Business School's Hale Audito-
rium, Lundholm said.
Students recognized Bernard's ap-
proachability and willingness to relate
to them, despite his high standing in the
"It was a real honor to be in his class
just from everything he had accom-
plished in the world -but he also kept
everything real intimate and low key,"
said Bob Patterson, a Business gradu-
ate student majoring in accounting.
"You never would have known that
he was one of the top professors," said
Nick Cosetti, another graduate account-
ing student. "He always wanted every-
body to call him 'Vic' instead of 'Pro-
fessor Bernard' and was always open to
talking to students."
When arranging his course schedule
this fall, Bernard chose to teach in a
small room to maintain a personal and
individualized setting, Cosetti said. "He
could have put them all in one lecture
and saved himself a lot of time," he said.
"Even if something wasn't due that
day I would sacrifice my other classes
just to be prepared for that class,"
Patterson said. "The amount of return
was 10 times greater than what we put
Bernard received his bachelor's de-
gree from Ohio State University in 1975
and his master's degree from the Uni-
versity of Illinois in 1976. After com-
pleting his doctoral degree, Bernard
joined the University's faculty in 1982
and was later promoted to full professor
with honors. He was recently being
considered as one of the final candi-
dates for the academic board seat of the
Financial Accounting Standards Board,
which sets U.S. accounting standards.
Bernard is survived by his two chil-
dren, Marie, 14, and Lewis, 11, his
former wife, Maureen Bernard, and his
close friend, Dara Faris.
Fireanns deer season opened yesterday
SIDNEY (AP) - Yesterday marked _
the beginning of Michigan's two-week
firearms season, an annual pilgrimage for
700,000 hunters who set out to bag a *
handsome buck or a plump doe among Z a
the 1.8 million deer., 4
With much of the state wearing a
blanket of snow, it was easier for hunt-
ers to spot deer and less likely that an
injured animal could get away without
leaving an obvious trail of blood.
"Things are just perfect," Steve Jack- ;
son said at a state checkpoint near
Belding, 30 miles northeast of Grand'
Rapids. "I'm content to just sit in the
woods and drink coffee. If you see a
deer, you see a deer. If you don't, you
don't. It's a good sport."
Jackson waited while a Michigan
Natural Resources Department em-
ployee checked his father's doe. An '
examination of the animal helps offi- Wildlife biologist John Hendrickson (left) weighs a buck as hunter Steve Bal
cials analyze the statewide herd. watches at the Department of Natural Resources Office in Marquette yesterday.
Poets raise AIDS awareness, share works
By Alice Robinson
For the Daily
The only noise interrupting the si-
lence at Shaman Drum Bookstore last
night was aperiodic chorus of chuckles
accompanied by knowing smiles.
The sniall bookstore on South State
Street was crammed with more than
100 students and members of the Ann
Arbor community who showed up to
hear heartfelt poetry and show their
support for a University AIDS aware-
ness group, the NAMES Project/Aids
Education Is On Us (AEIOU).
Upon entering, visitors were greeted
with a table stocked with HIV/AIDS
literature, condoms and red ribbons.
The poems read did not solely focus on
AIDS awareness but spanned a variety
"The poetry selections are not lim-
ited to the subject of AIDS, but the idea
of our event was to promote AIDS
awareness and education," said Trisha
Miller, one of the gathering's organiz-
Miller read a selection from poet
River Huston at the event. "It's amaz-
ing to me to see a woman who has
AIDS who is so positive," Miller said.
Poetry readers included University
English Prof. Laurence Goldstein and
Shaman Drum Trade Manager Keith
Taylor, who has published four books
Twelve students also shared their
writings, some light-hearted, like Bich
Nguyen's "Weight of Hair," and some
upsetting, such as David Welper's
Goldstein's tale of teen-age smok-
ing pressure drew understanding grins
from the mostly young crowd.
Many students said it was rewarding
to see their peers sharing their thoughts
"It was nice to see people my age
expressing themselves," said Amy.
Rose Dinges, an RC first-year student.
Although AIDS awareness was the
main purpose of the event, the poets
had different reasons for choosing their
"I didn't want to say anything politi-
cal, I didn't want to say anything left-
wing, I just wanted to convey some
emotion, that's all," said LSA junior
Fausto Gortaire, one of the student po-
ets. "AIDS is something that's very
Poets and students repeated strong sen-
timents about the serious nature of the
HIV virus. Toby Bosher read a moving
poem she wrote called, "And," about a
girl whose gay brother is dying of AIDS.
Taylorsaid "Ourgeneration ofartists
is the one that has been decimated by
AIDS. We've lost our comrades. It's
impossible for us to ignore it."
Goldstein agreed: "I think a lot of
people have died of AIDS that we don't
know about. ... When we total up the
number of people who have.died of
AIDS, we know that we're only ap-
proximating the real number."
AEIOU will host a visit by author and
poet Huston on Thursday, Dec. 7 at the
Pendleton Room in the Michigan Union.
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