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'U' dishwasher rises to the top

Carolyn Copeland, assistant LSA
dean for administration, raises a few
eyebrows when she tells people she
began her University career as a dish-
washer in the Mosher-Jordan cafeteria.
"We had to wash all the egg dishes by
hand," she remembered with
a grimace.
COPELAND held her dishwashing
job as a freshwoman in 1948, and at the
time, never dreamed she would
someday become the chief financial of-
ficer of the University's largest college.
"I think I'm right smack dab in the
center of the University," Copeland

said of her position as assistant dean. "I
think if you move higher up in the ad-
ministration you move a little farther
away from (the center)."
Being a student at the University in
the late 1940s meant taking courses in
temporary classrooms which were set
up to handle the influx of servicemen
attending school under the G.I. bill.
BUT FOR Copeland, it also meant
abiding by curfews students today
would label ludicrous.
"We usually had to be in by 10 or 11
pm.," she said, remembering Univer-
sity policy also meant women could not
enter the Michigan Union through the
front doors.
Copeland said she and her girlfriends
took it all in stride. "I think what we did
was say the fellas couldn't come into the
garden of the League (which was then
the women's hang-out," she said.
HER FIRST time around at the
University, Copeland lasted only a
short while. Disappointed because she
didn't get a summer job she applied for,
the Scarsdale, N.Y. native left school
before the end of freshman year.
Copeland secured a job at a New
York City advertising agency after
leaving the University. She earned
about $32 a week at the agency and ac-

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
Carolyn Copeland, LSA's assistant dean for administration rose from dishwasher to dean during her years at the

ted in off-Broadway productions in her
spare time.
"Off-Broadway was really off
Broadway," she said with _a grin. "It
was really amateur theatrics."
IN REAL LIFE, Copeland played the
role of a struggling career woman. She
paid $60 a month for an apartment she
estimates was about 7-feet-wide and, in
the winter, stored her food outside the
window sill to keep it cold.
Copeland's second time around at the
University was the result of what could
be described as a fluke. In 1967, her

husband decided to return to the
University to do graduate work and
Copeland took a job as a clerical in the
LSA dean's office to support her
husband and their two children. She
also decided to try to finish her
bachelor's degree.
It took Copleland - who took classes
during her lunch hour and at night -
five years to earn her undergraduate
degree in art history.
WHEN SHE first came back to the
University, an academic counselor told
her she'd be collecting social security
before she graduated, but Copeland
wasn't discouraged. "I think I had a lit-
tle more push than that," she said.
And when push came to shove,
Copeland forged ahead. In 1978, while
still employed by the college, she
received a master's degree in art
history. Two years later, Copeland ac-
cepted her current position.
Over the years, Copeland said she has
seen the Universityiandsits students
change with the times. "Today's

students seem more concerned with
their goals," she said.
ALTHOUGH Copeland said she didn't
encounter any major hassles on the
way up the ladder because she was a
woman, she recalled there was a time
when her male colleagues were con-
fused about how to treat her.
Present LSA Dean Peter Steiner has
done the most to make her feel a part of
the office, according to Copeland. Not
that previous deans weren't en-
couraging, . but Copeland said Steiner
was the first to let her sit in on meetings
of the college's executive committee.
As a freshman kitchen helper,
Copeland thought more about dancing
to the sounds of big bands on Saturday
nights than she did about LSA budgets
and faculty salaries.
Things are different today, but you
wouldn't know it by talking to a humble
"I never had that much aspiration,"
she said. "I just sort of moved up over
the years."~

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Walesa suspends Solidarity,
seeks Soviet partnership
WARSAW, Poland - Lech Walesa has called on Polish workers to drop the
banned Solidarity union temporarily and create new grassroots opposition
gros with new names.
"We must suspend Solidarity for the time being without forgetting its
ideals and create new regional, community-wide opposition unions that
would have their own names," Walesa said in statements to an underground
Solidarity publication that was distributed yesterday.
It was the first time the former Solidarity leader publicly voiced the idea
of suspending the organization that for more than a year operated as the first
free labor union inside the communist bloc.
Walesa commented at length on what he called the errors of Solidarity. He
said the union erred by making its propaganda excessively anti-Soviet and
that Polish workers should signal Moscow their desire to be partners.
"We cannot turn our backs on the Russians and constantly dwell on the
wrongs they did us," Walesa said.
Boston cardinal dies suddenly
BOSTON - Cardinal Humberto Medeiros, who led Boston's 2 million
Roman Catholics for 13 years, died of heart failure yesterday at the age of 67.
The death of the gentle theological conservative stunned doctors who
operated on him a day earlier for heart problems.
Medeiros, who opposed the nuclear arms race and backed integration as
cardinal of the nation's third-largest archdiocese, was a "humble giant of a
peace," said Gov. Michael Dukakis. "His moral leadership during Boston's
darkest hours stand as monument to courage and deenev."
Auxiliary Bishop Rev. Thomas Daily said the archidiocese would make '
funeral arrangements atter cnurcn officials had read Medeiros' will, which
Daily said probably would contain instructions about where the cardinal
desired to be buried. Medeiros is survived by two brothers and a sister.
Yom Kippur marred by fire
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - In the fourth attack on the local Jewish
community in the last two months, an arsonist torched the home of a state
legislator yesterday, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.
The home of state Rep. Joan Kemler and her husband, Dr. Leonard
Kemler, was set ablaze before 6 a.m. The Jewish couple and their two
children escaped safely and firefighters contained damage to one outer wall
of the two-story house.
Mrs. Kemler had spoken out against the arson attacks on two synagogues
and a rabbi's home since Aug. 11. The Kemlers are active in West Hartford's
Conservative Emanuel Synagogue, one of the buildings set afire last month.
"It definitely was a case of arson," West Hartford Police Chief Francis
Reynolds said as he stood on the Kemlers' front lawn. "We found a bottle
containing accelerants."
On Aug. 11, fire destroyed the chapel area of the Orthodox Young Israel of
West Hartford Synagogue. Emanuel Synagogue was set afire Aug. 15. The
following day, an arsonist torched a library in the home of Rabbi Solomon
Krupka, leader of Young Israel.
The militant Jewish Defense League said earlier this month an anti-Semitic
group was behind the fire and the JDL began armed patrols.
DeLorean changes defense
LOS ANGELES - John DeLorean, whose cocaine trafficking trial is little
more than two weeks away, says he has information about his arrest that
will leave the public "outraged."
There is no longer any talk of pleading entrapment at the trial, scheduled
to begin Oct. 4. Instead, the lawyers, Howard Weitzmann and Donald Re, say
they will be "trying the government" for its investigation of DeLorean.
"I'm a guy who has never done anything illegal in my life," DeLorean
said. "I have no criminal past. I had a reputation that everyone knew. But
the government wants people to believe I'm someone else. They have
created this entirely new person. That's not me."
Weitzmann and Re plan to attack the government undercover operations
that led to DeLorean's arrest.
Marcos meets Vatican official
MANILA, Phillipines - Vatican Secretary of State Agostino Casaroli,
second-highest official in the Holy See, met yesterday with President Fer-
dinand Marcos whose regime has been sharply criticized by leading Catholic
In a news release Marcos said that in this time of global stress "We need
faith and we need the church and more spirituality."
The latest anti-Marcos protest broke out Friday in the usually staid finan-
cial center. Agapito Aquino, brother of the late Benito Aquino, said that the
opposition to the regime has now spread to "the group that buys."
He also said there would be nationwide rallies Wednesday, the ninth an-

niversary of the imposition of martial law, which Marcos lifted in 1981 -
although he kept many strict powers. It also marks the first month since the
assassination, and Agapito said it will be a "day of sorrow."
Agapito added that at least 1 million Filipinos would demonstrate if
President Reagan visited the Philipines in November as scheduled.

University Activities Center
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 1983 7:30 P.M.

Sci-Fi fans invade League

(Continued from Page 1)
tion's gaming aspects. Gaming, the
fantasy acting out of a fictional charac-
ter's life, has increased in popularity
since the spread of such pastimes as
Dungeons and Dragons.
"You actively perform someone
else's life that you have created, an ad-
venturist's life," said Tim Lasko, a
graduate of the University's
engineering school. Lasko, clad in a
"Do it in the dungeon" t-shirt, said the
games usually stay on paper and in the

realm of the imaginary.
"We don't dress up and go running
around in steam tunnels," he said.
Although the object of most of the
fantasy games is to survive a plethora
of life-threatening situations, gaming
enthusiasts say the emphasis is not on
"(It is) an experience for the mind
rather than the sword arm," said
Residential College sophomore Ken
Hughes. "There is less fighting in the
better games."

September20th and 27th, 1983

September 20th:

Slide presentation and discussion with
The Reverend Jeanette Good,
American Friends Service Commettee

September 27th:

Dr. Antony Sullivan
603 E. Madison st. For additional information,
Lunch $1.00 please call 662-5529
The Ecumenical Campus Center The International Center
Church Women United in Ann Arbor


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