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The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 18, 1995 - 3A
Fear increases at
Duke ollowing
2 bruta attacks

Latino theater
co. comes to 'U'
Members of New York's Pregones
Theater, a Latino touring company
founded in 1979, will conduct campus
workshops, present lectures and give
performances from Sept. 20-24, during
theUniversity's celebration ofHispanic
Heritage Month.
The group will conduct a workshop
on "Image Theater" at 1 p.m. Wednes-
day and a workshop titled "From Narra-
tive to the Stage" at 1 p.m. Thursday;
both will be held in the Michigan
Union's Wolverine Room.
Friday, the Pregones will perform
"Cuentacuentos of the Caribbean" at
9:30 a.m. at Bach Open Elementary
School in Ann Arbor. The group will
present a public lecture on "Pregones
and Latino Theater Today" at 4 p.m. in
the Michigan Union's Pendleton Room
and discuss the stage adaptation of se-
lected works at 7:30 p.m. at Borders
Book Shop.
The group will end its visit with a
performance on Sunday of "Translated
Woman," adapted from the writings of
University Prof. Ruth Behar, which will
be held at 3 p.m. at the Mendelsson
Theater. For ticket information, call
In addition to the theater group, other
campus events for Hispanic Heritage
Month include:
E Latino Student Welcome Picnic,
5-8 p.m. Sept. 24, Palmer Field.
Alumni-Student Interchange with
local Hispanic leaders, 4-6 p.m., Sept.
29, Alumni Center. A dinner at 6 p.m.
and entertainment gala will follow. For
information, call (313) 764-3292.
* Sol y Canto, a fiesta of contempo-
rary and traditional Latin and Carib-
bean folk rhythms, 8p.m., Sept. 30, The
ark. For information, call (313) 671-
For more general information on His-
panic Heritage Month events, call
Multiethnic Student Affairs, 763-9044.
'Cutting Edge' to hit
The 1995 Cutting Edge Tour, a vir-
tual reality and computer equipment
demonstration, will visit campus
Wednesday and Thursday.
Students may try out several virtual
reality products, including CyberMaxx
head-mounted devices, the CyberEye
and the Thrustmaster F-16 FLCS flight
Contests will be held in conjunction
with the numerous virtual reality simu-
lations, and prizes will be awarded to
the highest scores. Rolling Stone and
Hyundai will give away T-shirts and
subscription services to the highest game
scores at each university.
Sponsors of the tour include IBM,
Texas Instruments, First USA Bank,
Rolling Stone and Hyundai. Virtual re-
ality sponsors include General Reality
Company, VictorMaxx Technologies,
Virtual I/O, Aura Systems, Inc. and
StereoGraphics Corp.
Pottery exhibit at
Museum of Art
Prime examples ofDetroit's Pewabic
Pottery from the collection of Margaret
Watson Parker will be on exhibit at the
University's Museum of Art from Sept.
23 through Jan. 7.
Assembled from pieces that
Pewabic's founder, Mary Chase
Stratton, deemed of the highest quality
and most representative ofthe pottery's

production, the exhibition features iri-
descent glazes and innovative reinter-
pretation of Asian and Near Eastern
pottery shapes.
The museum is open Tuesday through
Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs-
day from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Sunday
from 12 a.m.-5 p.m. The museum is
closed Mondays and major holidays.
Admission is free.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Kiran Chaudhri

ISA first-year students Stacy Arnold and Reverie Mott serve themselves cereal in styrofoam bowls at South Quad Friday.
'Majorly understaffedt' cafeteias
use paper, plastic to serve meal

By Jeremy Bloom
For the Daily
Despite increased recruiting efforts by
the Residence Hall Dining Services this
year, staff shortages are forcing many
cafeterias to use disposable products that
are more harmful to the environment.
"This is the biggest crunch we've had
in the past three years," said Kathleen
Emmolo, supervisor of Markley Din-
ing Services.
"Everyone is well aware it's not
healthy for the environment," said
Markley Dining Services manager Pat
Lasecki. "There is a great deal of extra
landfill on a daily basis."
Markley serves 1,200 students three
meals a day. Lasecki estimated that
there are nearly 10,000 pieces of plastic
and paper trash at dinner alone.
Students said they do not like the
cafeterias' solution to their staff short-
"It bothers me that every day we
throw out trays of paper," said LSA
first-year student Aaron Rosen.
"I hate the plastic silverware because
you can't poke things with your fork,"
said LSA first-year student Rajani
Koimattur. "It's a blatant waste of the
Earth's resources."

Emmolo said most dorms are using
paper dinnerware. She called the waste
"tremendous," and added, "The paper
products are coming out of our food
"We don't have a choice," said
Debbie Bunkley, supervisorof Markley
Dining Services. Preparing and serving
the food takes priority over washing the
plates, she said.
"It's hard to do things on china when
we don't have anyone in the dish room,"
said East Quad student coordinator
Tamar Galed, an LSA senior. "We are
majorly understaffed."
Lasecki said all cafeterias have nu-
merous openings, more than there were
at this time last year.
In Markley's cafeteria alone there are
250 shifts available per week. "We usu-
ally have full shifts by now," Betie said.
Stockwell service supervisor Nancy
DeMarco said the cafeteria breaks out
the plastic and paper when the situa-
tion demands, even though it is much
more expensive than hiring dishwash-
ers. She said she regrets sending so
much refuse to the landfill, and added
that eating on china is "a nicer dining
experience." .
Dining Services management at-

tributes the lack of employees to the
residents themselves. "When the
economy is better recruiting is tougher,"
Lasecki said.
Emmolo said: "Generally, students
are more affluent then they've been in
the past." Both said they believe many
students don't need the extra money.
To some students, however, that
explanation does not make sense. "I
need to pay for my own- things be-
cause my parents are paying for me to
go here," said LSA first-year student
Carly Baetz.
"I think everyone can use spending
money, no matter what their parents
provide," said first-year Art student
Scott Isaacson.
Some students and staff agree that
many new students just don't want jobs.
"I'm just a first-semester freshman,"
Ruben said. "I can't have a job right
now; I'm getting acclimated to col-
"It's kind of amazing we can't find
employees at $6 an hour," Galed said.
Although there is a shortage of help,
the cafeterias continue recycling card-
board, metal, glass, and plastic. "We
recycle everything except the leaves
from the vegetables," Emmolo said.

By Jennifer Harvey
Daily Staff Reporter
The campus of Duke University in
Durham, N.C. is on the alert after two
brutal on campus attacks within two
The first incident occurred at about 2
a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, when an under-
graduate man and woman were abducted
in the parking lot of their apartment
According to police reports:
Two attackers forced the couple at
gunpoint to drive outside city limits.
The man was severely beaten and left
for dead, and the woman was raped.
After leaving the man behind, one
assailant drove away while the other
raped the woman a second time in the
backseat. The assailants took the woman
to a local strip mall to extract money
from her automatic teller account. The
woman was only able to withdraw half
of the money the two men demanded.
The assailants then abandoned the
woman and fled in the stolen vehicle to
a duplex in Durham. The woman ran to
a nearby convenience store to get help.
The man had managed to crawl to a
nearby house to call for help.
The victims were treated at Duke Medi-
cal Center. The man sustained serious
head injuries in the attack. The woman
was treated and released in one day.
One man was arrested in connection
with the incident and the other suspect
is still at large.
"I think there was an accident wait-
ing to happen," Duke senior Heather
Young told the Chronicle after the first
incident. "There have been lots of inci-
dents over the summer as far as shady
people hanging around."
The second, unrelated attack involved
a 19-year-old Duke Medical Center
employee charged with three counts of
kidnapping, three counts of armed rob-
bery and one count of rape relating to a
brutal Sept. 13 incident.
Donald Pearson allegedly followed
two other university employees - a
man and a woman - on their walk
through Duke Forest. The couple was
about to exit the forest just as another
university employee was entering it with
his dog.

At that point the gunman accosted
them and told all three to go into the
forest. Once all three were out of view
of the road, he told them to empty their
pockets and lie on the ground, police
The attacker then secured all three
with duct tape, raped the woman and
left the scene.
The victims managed to free them.
selves and contact another civilian for
help. That person contacted police with
a description of the assailant.
An Orange County police officer had
been following Pearson because of"sus-
picious behavior." When the descrip-
tion came over the radio, the officer
waited for reinforcements at the scene,
then made the arrest.
Pearson, a student at North Carolina
State University, has no prior arrest record.
He was denied bond at his preliminary'
hearing. He was not carrying a gun when
arrested, and the police have not yetlo
cated the weapon.
The campus daily newspaper, the
Chronicle, has been flooded with letters
to the editor regarding the incidents.
"We've had an outpouring ofstudent-
worry and support," Bhatt said.
One of the Chronicle's editors, Sanjay
Bhatt said the incidents have raised con-
sciousness on campus. He said people no
longer have a false sense of security."
The Duke administration took quick
action to improve security on campus
and raise awareness. The administra-
tion took out a full-page advertisement
in the Chronicle promoting public safety
First-year Duke law student Jessica
Pfeiffer, a 1995 University of Michigan
alum, said the level of fear on the Dyke
campus is comparable to what hap-
pened in Ann Arbor after each serial
rapist attack in the past few years.
"It's a lot of the same," Pfeiffer said.
"Administration and students responded
the same. Everyone got really scaredall
at once."
Pfeiffer said the campus also is not as
safe or well-lit as Ann Arbor. "People
just need to be aware that they are in an
urban area and take precautions."
- The Duke Chronicle
contributed to this report.

College transition adds
stress for new students

By Erin Frances
For the Daily
You are standing in the doorway of
your dorm room, embracing your par-
ents for what may be the last time until
Thanksgiving. With tears in your eyes,
you closethe wooden doorbehind them.
Ready or not, you are on your own.
Whether these memories are vivid in
yourmind fromjust two short weeks ago,
or whether they happened years back, the
experience is all too real. Making the
transition from high school to a large
university can be a stressful one.
"Back home, you're used to being at
the top of the class," said Ilyse Muser, an
LSA first-year student from New Jersey.
"Here, at Michigan, you're in competi-
tion with all of these people who were at
the top of their classes too."
College life may seem overwhelm-
ing, especially academically. However,
the University has resources designed
to make this adjustment less traumatic.
Residential education programs -
such as the 21st Century Program in
Mary Markley and the Pilot Program in
Alice Lloyd - allow first-year stu-
dents to obtain tutoring in workshops
and participate in discussion groups to
ease the transition to college.
Those who would rather have the
experience ofa large school in a smaller

setting can attend the Residential Col-
lege in East Quad, where students ob-
taining more attention in smaller classes.
Another avenue first-year students
can take advantage of is the Peer
Mentorship Program. Composed of a
faculty adviser, an upper-class student
and four first-year students - or peers
-who hold a similar interest (possibly
a major), the group meets once every
two or three weeks during the first few
months of school. The upper-class stu-
dent is there to answer any questions or
concerns a first-year student might have,
in hopes of easing the transition.
New students having trouble adapting
to their new environment can also seek
help or advice at the Counseling and
Psychological Services, located on the
third floor of the Michigan Union. Vicki
Hays, a counselor there, said several first-
year students come in with homesickness
and roommate difficulties.
The change ofsetting is difficult, espe-
cially a move from a small town to a large
university, Hays said. Students also expe-
rience a loss of privacy and control in
their environment when sharing their liv-
ing quarters for the first time.
"We acknowledge their feelings are
common, validate them, and reassure
the students that it will get better," Hays

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