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April 15, 1983 - Image 5

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The Michigan Daily-Friday, April 15, 1983-Page 5

'U' student diplomats win award

It's not every day that a group of
niversity students wins an award for
international diplomacy. But that is
just what 15 University students did
during a recent stay in New York City.
The budding diplomats were par-
ticipants in the 47th Annual National
Model United Nations held at the Grand
Hyatt Hotel and the United Nations
THE MODEL U.N. is a simulation of
qhe processes of the actual United

Nations performed by college students,
according to Sherif Emil, a member of
the University's delegation.
More than 150 colleges from across
the nation sent delegations to this year's
convention, each school representing a
specific country. The University
represented West Germany.
This year marked the sixth time the'
University has sent a delegation of
students to participate in the conven-
tion, and the sixth time the team has
come away with one of six

"distinguished delegation" awards.
"We're a pretty strong delegation,"
said head delegate Jackie Boezi, a
senior political science major.
ALL THE University's delegates are
members of the Michigan International
Relations Society. The trip was funded
only partially by the University. The
remaining money came from donations
from the University's regents, other
private donations, and bake sales,
Boezi said.
The delegation debated issues
ranging from nuclear war to human

rights and the world economy. After
passing assorted resolutions from 9
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day, Boezi said
the University delegation went "out to
hit the discos."
Members of the University's award-
winning delegation were Jackie Boezi,
Sherif Emil, Mark Cain, Gina DiMaria,
Allison Farber, Kathy Gorak, Ree Ran
Kim, Mike McHale, Norm Miller, Jen-
nifer Philpott, Adam Rubenstein,
Sharon Shackal, Noboya Takazawa,
David Walmroth, and Eugenia Zacks.

Church approves leasing Hill House to Ark

(Continued from Page 1)
two years are up,Guenzal said. He said
there are "too many internal dif-
ficulties" in the church to allow that
kind of commitment. He said it is con-
ceiveable that the church might have
*'new plans" for the property in two
John Laird, attorney for the church,
said he recommended omitting the op-
tion to buy because "we will need the
protection. It's a way of avoiding a
lawsuit if we decide not to sell to
the. Ark."
"In the lease, there are explicit
clauses excluding the Ark's right to fir-
st option ... because (the church is) not
sure how well the Ark can realize their
(financial) goals," said Quentin

Holmes, a member of the church's
governing body.
CHARLES TYSON, fund-raising con-
sultant for the Ark, said the church "has
not determined what it wants to do with
the property." He said he is concerned
that the church might sell the old house
to "some Presbyterian entity."
To raise money to pay the rent, sup-
porters of the Ark will begin a massive
fund-raising drive May 1, Tyson said.
The group hopes to raise at least $25,000
in the first stage of the drive and
another $40,000 over the next few mon-
Besides increasing revenues by
staging more performances at the cof-
fee house, Tyson said the Ark will
solicit private donations through an

"endow-a-cushion" campaign -
benefacotrs who donate $250 or more
will be recognized by having their
names sewn on a chair cushion.
TYSON SAID the Ark will also pursue
grants from various art funds and ap-
proach individuals and corporations for
He said some of the money will be
used for building renovations on the
aging structure, including improving
access for the handicapped.
Under the new lease, Dave Siglin,
the current manager of the Ark who
also lives in the house with his; wife
and daughter, will be allowed to stay.
Both sides said they are pleased with
the new lease.
"It's an excellent lease," Tyson said.

"We're not dissatisfied." Guenzal
called the lease a "fair bargain."
Siglin said he was relieved that the
immediate danger of the Ark's eviction
has been put aside for awhile.
"Great," he said. "Now let's get on
with living."

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