Holocaust survivor, writer and Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel will speak in Strong Auditorium Wednesday, Oct. 30. His topic, organizers say, is “Reconciliation, Is it possible? Is it desirable?”

Wiesel is one of the most preeminent Holocaust speakers in the nation. He is credited with coining the term Holocaust as pertaining to World War II. In addition to dedicating his life to peace, the Middle East and Holocaust education, Wiesel is also a journalist and novelist.

“We would like for as many undergraduates as possible to be able to attend the event,” said Katherine Kaminski, External Chairperson of the Outside Speakers Committee.

Kaminski urges students to get tickets as soon as possible since there is likely to be great interest in the event. “It is expected to sell out,” she said. Free tickets are available from the Common Market in Wilson Commons. The event is co-sponsored by Hillel.

Seniors take home first Meliora Cup

Saturday’s tug-of-war between first place seniors and second place freshmen resulted in an “overwhelming victory” for the seniors, said Senior Class Council president Beth Haber.

Events at Danforth and other venues preceded the tug-of-war during halftime of the homecoming football game. There was little change in the standings leading up to Saturday’s climax.

Seniors were excited to win the school’s first cup, an event that organizers hope becomes an annual event. “It’s a good tradition to start because it builds class unity, and it was fun,” Haber said.

Haber’s fellow council member concurred. “As a member of the senior class council, I, along with the rest of the members, was thrilled by the response from the student body, especially from our fellow seniors.”

Some freshmen complained of unfairness, citing unequal strength between the two teams. “It just so happened that the seniors happened to be bigger than the freshmen who signed up,” Haber assured.

Regardless of any irregularities, event organizers hope for many more Meliora Cup events in years to come.

Delta Upsilon hosts Meliora Weekend program on justice

As part of the Delta Upsilon fraternity’s susquicentennial celebration, the brothers hosted a Meliora Weekend program discussing justice.

The presentation featured Professor Thomas Smith of Sociology who “spoke on how people derive consideratons of justice from brain chemistry, and how the human sense of justice is constrained by innate human brain ehavor mechanisms,” according to DU public relations.

The program “was actually well attened by a variety of guests,” DU Vice-President Daryl Reisfeld said.

This was just one in a series of programs hosted by the fraternity as part of their agreement with the university to provide a Renaissance Education Program.

Fraternity members pronounced last weekend’s morning program a success. “Professor Smith seemed to enjoy himself,” Reisfeld said.

Reporting by Dan Bobkoff

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