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Irving tackles
political issues

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 10, 1984- Page 3
Entrepreneurs boost
student opportunities

The world according to author John
Irving is a bizarre place.
"What I write may be nasty, but not
nearly nasty enough. I can't out-bizarre
the world," said Irving at a press con-
ference at Rackham yesterday as part
of the University's Visiting Writer
IRVING, whose work includes the
novels The World According to Garp
and The Hotel New Hampshire, sported
a Mondale-Ferraro button and told the
group about. his opposition to the
Reagan administration, stressing such
issues as religion and abortion.
Religion, he says, underlies Reagan's
actions and has no place in politics.
"We're free to practice religion, but
we should also be free from its being
practiced on us," Irving said.
"This is not a beliefs contest," said
Irving on the presidential race. "Both
men are entitled ,to their beliefs,
however Reaganfeels so strongly about
his that he feels we should all share
"He wanted to make abortion illegal
again. He made cuts in the school lunch
programs. I guess we get prayer in-
While on the lecture circuit, Irving
has drawn criticism for his vocal support
of Walter Mondale for president. He
said he doesn't feel that he's exploiting
his position as a popular writer by
becoming involved in politics.
"If the political process took care of
itself, I could stay home and write. But

that's not the way it works.
"The extremism of the Republican
Party - this is what frightens me," Ir-
ving said.
Formerly a supporter of Sen. Alan
Cranston's presidental bid, Irving said
he began campaigning for Mondale out
of fear of Reagan.
"He is a living example of what
George Orwell warned us about - that
politicians will abuse our language
before they abuse us," he said. "The
man is a travesty. His sentences lack
substance. They sometimes lack verbs
and even subjects."
"I don't blame the Republicans for
Ronald Reagan being in office," he
said. "President Reagan is in office
because my liberal friends wanted An-
derson, and when they couldn't get An-
derson, they sulked."
In order to prevent a similar oc-
curence in 1984, Irving said he's out to
make sure people vote against Reagan
by voting for Mondale, who Irving
thinks-"is the clear choice."
On Monday, Irving gave a reading
from his forthcoming book, The Cider
House Rules, which will be published in
The book deals with abortion, but Ir-
ving said that his purpose is not to
change the beliefs of his readers. He
said he's trying to show that the
problem with abortion is that it's
illegal, not that it's moral or immoral.
"Abortion is a religious issue, not a
political issue," Irving said.

"I started the Entrepreneurs Club
because I only had 8 credits and wanted
something that looked good on a
resume . . . It started as a joke," said
club president Phil Smith, an LSA
Last year's vice president, LSA
senior Bob Burchell, said eight people
showed up for the first meeting. "We
weren't quite sure what to do with
them, so we made them directors."
YET WHAT began as a joke is tran-
sforming into serious job opportunities
for ambitious members.
Smith, an LSA senior, said "venture
capitalists are anxous to hire ambitious
college students," and he carries a let-
ter from Willard Garvey, a man whose
family is estimated to be worth $500
million by Fortune Magazine to prove it.
The letter reads, "Keep in touch and
route any ambitious entrepreneurs
here as we have more ideas than people
to carry them out.
Vice President Scott Weinberg says
the club has aided about ten people in
finding jobs. "We don't arrange inter-
views," he said. "We help students use
the resources at their fingertips and use
(the name) 'U of M' to find jobs on their
WEINBERG capitalized on his en-
trepreneurial knowledge to earn $8,000
this summer contracting with the city

to clean buses, according to Smith.
"Because of this club," says Smith,
"I have a box full of offers. I'm talking
one of them is $40,000 a year, and I don't
think I'm going to take it because there
are so many other fun things . . .
Business is so exciting."
The club, comprised mostly of LSA
undergraduates, does not fit the classic
stereotypes of businessmen. The
eighty-some members do not gather in
Brooks Brothers suits and discuss fluc-
tuations in the commodities market.
THE CLUB is also non-partisan.
"The Republicans have come at us full
tilt," Smith said, "but we don't want
political affiliations. We're a diver-
sified group but we have one thing in
common: Ambition."
Members are encouraged to invite
business people to speak to the group,
which establishes business contacts
and helps students begin their own
"People don't realize that listening to
someone talk about a printing business
can really help them start a
biochemical research lab," says Wein-
The club has helped launch a number
of student ventures, including an adver-
tising service, a letterhead and
stationery printing company, and a loft

Space Conference r
Shuttle Challenger crew of Marc Garneau, David Lestma, front, Kathryn
Sullivan, Sally Ride, center, Robert Crippen, Paul Scully Powers, and John
McBride yesterday as they answer questions from the media at the Johnson
Space Center at Houston.
officials look at
possible code changes
(Continued from Page 1)

'Supreme Court hears
church-state case.

WASHINGTON (AP) - the Supreme
Court in its latest inquiry into church-
state relations, said yesterday it will
decide whether a $3 billion federal aid
program for 5 million needy students
allows public school teachers to hold
remedial classes in parochial schools.
The court agreed to review a ruling
ordering New York City to end its 18-
year-old program of sending teachers
into religiously affiliated schools to of-
fer instruction in remedial reading,
mathematics and other courses.
THE REAGAN administration joined
with New York City officials and paren-
ts of parochial school students in urging
the justices to rule that the program
does not violate the Constitution's
required separation of church and
The New York City schools case gives
the court an opportunity to explore
more broadly an issue it already has on
its agenda this year. Last February the
court said it will review a dispute from
grand Rapids, Mich., that involves
public school teachers offering instruc-
tion to private school pupils. That

program was supported by state funds.
The New York City program was
authorized under a 1965 federal law -
commonly called Title I - that was
part of President Lyndon Johnson's
"Great Society" legislation. The law,
aimed at providing remedial help for
low-income families, now provides
more than $3 billion for about five
million students nationwide, most of
them in public schools.
NEW YORK City decided to use some
of the money to help poor families
whose children attend private schools.
It experimented with providing
remedial classes after regular school
hours, first at public schools and then at
private schools. But attendance was so
poor that in August 1966 the city school
board decided the only way to get help
to the needy students was to send public
school teachers tothe private schools
during the school day.
Approximately 40,000 of the 300,000
New York City students who benefit
from Title I funds are in private
schools, nearly all with religious af-

But she added that the extension
might be added to the code in the future
if the need arose. Under the latest draft,
amendments can be made to the code
without the approval of MSA or the
Senate Assembly.
EVEN IF the provision remained in-
tact, it might be reworded to exclude
the code's authority if the group has in
place its own judicial system, said Dan
Sharphorn, a policy analyst for the
Administrators were also thinking
about omitting a provision requiring a
student's expulsion to be noted on his or
her official transcript.
In addition, in cases of expulsion a
student might have full use of an attor-
ney during a hearing before a panel of
faculty members, administrators, and
students. Under the code's latest
revision the hearing officer can limit
the participation of a legal adviser.
BUT SHARPHORN said that while
the attorney's role might be expanded
in trials for expulsion, it might be
restricted even further in lesser cases.
Students have argued against any
restrictions on the use of an attorney.
By recommending from the ad-
ministration, punishment fortselling
illegal drugs might be narrowed to
suspension, Sharphorn said. The
current draft of the code says students
may be punished by a warning,
restitution, or another appropriate san-
And the code would be changed to
require that accused students be given
a summary of the evidence collected
against them as well as a copy of the
judicial procedures.
Another possible alteration includes
listing the areas around campus, such
as steam tunnels, which are off-limits
to students.
Administrators were also thinking
about substituting the wording of three
provisions with existing policy
statements made by the University and
the AmericanCivilhLiberties Union.
" Instead of prohibiting students from
"interfering with the freedom of ex-
pression of another," the Civil Liberties
Board suggested the code include the
University's officialnStatement on
Freedom of Speech and Artistic Ex-
pression, written by the board. The
statement consists of two pages of
guidelines protecting guest speakers on
campus from being interrupted by

" The Civil Liberties Board also said
that the University would be less likely
to raise civil liberties issues if it used
the statement prohibiting interference
with University activity that is already
part of the existing Rules of the Univer-
sity Community. The langugage is
slightly more specific in the existing
" Finally, the section which allows a
student to be expelled for "grievous and
dangerous" acts has caused so much
controversy that administrators might
use instead an A.C.L.U. policy on ex-
pulsion. That policy prohibits expulsion
except when a student threatens "the
health, safety, and disruption of the
educational process.".
Schnaufer criticized the rewording of
sections which students have flatly
"If (administrators) clear up the-
wording, it would be to their advan-
tage," he said. "The proposed changes
aren't going to help students, it's going
to help administrators prosecute

There is still time to earn
the Master of Social Work
degree by May 1986.,
Adelphi University School of Social Work offers its accelerated
M.S.W. Program, beginning in late January 1985.' This is aprogram
planned for those who wish to complete the two-year Master of Social
Work program in 16 months. You will finish the first year of study in
six months and enter the second year of the program in September
Financial aid is available. Adelphi offers many routes to the M.S.W.
degree. Ask about them.
For information and applications on the Accelerated Program
and other M.S.W.'programs, call or write Adelphi University, Inquiry
Room, Garden City, N.Y 11530 (516) 663-1120

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Part Time Employment

The Cleveland Orchestra performs tonight in Hill Auditorium at 8:30 p.m.
MTF-8, 7 p.m., I Vitelloni, 9:30 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Alt. 'Act. - Good Climate, Friendly Inhabitants, 7 p.m.; A CHip of Glass
Ruby, 8:15 p.m.; An Interview With Nadine Gordimer, 9:25 p.m., Angell Hall
p Aud. 3.
Ctr. for Near East/North African Studies - The Cycle, noon, Lang. Lab,
Ark - The Rising Fawn Strings Ensemble with Norman and Nancy Blake
and James Bryan, 8 p.m., 637 S. Main.
Mich. Voice - Cheryl Dawdy and Dave Menefee,8 -11 p.m.
Engineering - Lee Schruben, seminar, "Significant Factor Identification
in Simulation of Manufacturing Systems," 4 p.m., 241 IOE Bldg.
Ann Arbor Dem. Socialists of America - Kathy Callahan, "Organizing
Women: the Labour Movement", 8 p.m., 1412 Mason Hall.
Chemistry - Nam Soo Lee, seminar "SIMS and Its Applications," 4 p.m.,
100 Chem. Bldg.
English - Joseph Blotner, brown bag, "The International Faulkner Co-
ference in Moscow," 12noon, Lane Hall.
Sci. Fict. Club - "Stilyagi Air Corps," 8:15 p.m., Michigan League.
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship -8 p.m., 225 Angell Hall.
Black Student Union -7 p.m., Trotter House.
Commission for Women -12noon -1:30 p.m., 2002 LSA.
Mich. Gay Undergrads - Topic: Health, 9:30 p.m., Guild House.
Rock climbing - Pre-trip meeting, 7:30 p.m., NCRB Conference Room.
MSA - Women's Issues Committee Organizational Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
3909 Union.
U-Club - Laughtrack, Union.
Michigan Ensian - Senior Pictures, 420 Maynard St., call 764-9425 for ap-
Student Wood and Craft Shop - Power tool and safety class, 6 -8 p.m., 537
Microenmn Ed Ctr - "Tntroductinn tn Macintnh Persnnal (r'mnuter "

The School of Education will be interviewing students by phone to
call alumni nationwide for an alumni fundraising phonathon.
- Phonathon held Sunday through Thursday evenings
October 28 through November 29
* Callers will be expected to work two of the five nights each
week with some opportunity for additional hours.

* $4.00 per hour, nightly incentives, occasional snacks


Gall for an interview between 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday,
October 9 through Thursday, October 11
CALL 763-4288
The University of Michigan is on Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer


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