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The Michigan Daily - Saturday, March 9, 1985 - Page 3

Sun, fun
at resorts
appeal to
students
By NORA THORP

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Official praises
coniprle worth
program

There's nothing especially glamorous
about being a waitperson at the local
diner.
Bud add some fun, sun. and a sUm-
mer resort atmosphere and being a
waitress, busboy, maid or cashier
becomes an exciting summer job.
AND EVERY year, hundreds of
college students turn rather mundane
jobs into fun. They work at summer
resorts such as Mackinac Island, a
small island in the state's Upper Penin-
sula.
Karen Evely a business school junior, 4
is one of these students. Last summer,
she worked on Mackinac Island. And
' with only two business school courses
and no other accounting experience
behind her, she managed to land a job
-in the island's Grand Hotel accounting
office.
"(It was a) good experience but dif- Deer
- feent from a regular position," she
said, explaining that she was constantly Howling coy
meeting tourists and working long that heard ti
hours.
LIKE MANY other students working
on the island, Evely also held a part
time job in addition to working full time
at the hotel. She said she worked an
average of 60 hours a week.
Students, however, should look at By KE
potential jobs carefully before commit- State Rep.
ting themselves to a resort, Evely said. troduced a bil
"Look at what you're getting yourself House of Repr
into," she said. "Be careful, resorts will lower ACT t
try to get people as cheaply as from 88 to 80,
possible," she added. award from $9
ALTHOUGH Evely said she doesn't These are
plan on returning to her old job this dations Gov
summer, she says it was worthwhile proposed to th
and good experience. But she does have budget recomi
a couple of regrets, She said she wishes The bill wou
she hadn't had to work as many hours students to re
and that the pay had been better. allows half-tin
Stephen Seager, an LSA sophomore less than 12
who worked at a Mackinac Island hotel grants of $600.
as a busboy also won't be returning to "IT'S DIR
the island. student," s
He said his decision was prompted by legislative aid
his choice not to enter hotel - "As we wen
management. He added that there was tative's distri
I little discipline and the service was more and m
poor in the hotel he worked at last either underg
summer. ternships, or s
BUT, HE added, "I'm sure that's the more educatio
same all over the place, wherever you of stupidity to
work. Things are very superficial. Lots doing what to
of drugs, alcohol," he said. commendable
But despite complaints from Evely
and Seager, there is some competition
for the island jobs. E
According to James White, personnel
director for the island's Grand Hotel, (Conti
about 500 or 600 students apply each with," he said,
year for 450 positions available at the in Texas - whi
hotel. put up over 100
THE JOB, he said, is a 24-hour-a-day funds.
job. Employees must be flexible about ATKINS, hov
when they can work, the University
Students still have a good chance of in funding fror
getting a job at the hotel, especially if within normal
their applications are in by the first proposals.
part of April, White said. He said the
Richard Crombie of the Mackinac have lost out
Hotel advises students to return ap- reviewing proc
plications promptly and follow up with
According to Crombie, a recent photo R ep
sent along with the application
distinguishes it from others and makes
it easier to pick out that application. (coni
Ane Richter of the Career Planning to which (U
and Placement Office says, "Resort should be appr
jobs are a very overlooked area of em- need."
ployment (offering) experience to build A senior k
upon, a lot of opportunities." created in a "e
The office can provide applications University to i
and addresses for resorts and the new office,
amusement parks across the country, "To add the
according to Richter. During the Sum- existing positi
mer Job Fair organized by the career the concerns
placement office, many represen- r ern
tatives of the resort industry held in- regarding, a
formal discussions and formal inter- the U and t
views with students.
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Associated Press

By BARBARA LOECHER -
U.S. Civil Rights Commission Chair-
man Clarence Pendleton has called
"Comparable Worth" a "loony tune"
and Patricia Curran is not amused.
"He is not very original," said
Curran, director of the Office of Women
and Work at the state's labor depar-
tment.
tment, before she spoke in support of
comparable worth yesterday at an
American Civil Liberties Union-
sponsored forum.
"HE MADE the same comments
about child labor, the 40-hour workweek
and the eight-hour day," she said.
Supporters believe men and women
who provide services of comparable
worth to employers should receive
equal pay.
Critics, however, claim that equal
pay requirements will interfere with
the free market system. And Curran
admits that "Comparable Worth" "is
going to interfere with the absolute
freedom employers have to arbitrarily
evaluate and classify jobs." She said
she does not consider arbitrary
freedom basic to the free market
system.
"WE'RE NOT ASKING employers to
change their evaluation systems," she
said, "we're asking them to use one job
evaluation system for all their em-
ployees. We're asking them to deter-
mine the value of work done... without
taking gender into account."
Curran also said that employers
"don't value work traditionally done
by women." She added that she doesn't
believe employers do this intentionally.
A study conducted by the Office of
Women and Work, she said, revealed

that many evaluations that
discriminated on the basis of sex were
not intentional.

yotes drove a deer to refuge on the frozen ice of the Menominee river near Merriman, Mich. A local family
lhe coyotes and saw eagles circling overhead spotted the deer, which made it to shore a few hours later.

1 proposes state aid increase

RY MURAKAMI
Burton Leland has in-
1 this week into the State.
resentatives which would
est score requirements
and raise the maximum
40-$1,200.
the same recommen-
v. James Blanchard
he state legislature in his
mendations in February.
Id also allow graduate
eceive these grants, and
me students (those taking
credits) to receive half-
ECTED at the 'new'
aid Tom Howlet, a
d for Leland (D-Detroit).
t around the represen-
ct we found that there are
ore part-time students,
raduate students on in-
students coming back for
on. It seemed the heighth
punish those students for
he state would consider
." t

Howlett added that "graduate school
is where most students receive their
technical education." He said, "there's
no reason they should be kept out of
eligibility for competitive scholar-
ships."
THE COMPETITIVE scholarship bill
is the first of six bills sponsored by ten
Democrats in the House of Represen-
tatives and called the Democratic Plan
for Educational Opportunity. The
remaining five will be introduced next
week.
"We have an $80 million gap between
available financial aid and the cost of a
college education in Michigan," said
Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann arbor), one
of the sponsors of the plan. "This
package will help close that gap in the
next fiscal year.'
"The Reagan administration's
proposed cuts in higher education
would decrease aid to 72,000 Michigan
students," Bullard said.
THE PACKAGE would affect an
estimated 25,000 Michigan students.

However, University Vice President
for State Relations Richard Kennedy
said that students would 'be "short-
changed in the end" if the bill was
passed.
"If in fact institutions didn't have suf-
ficient revenue to absorb the cuts in
their budgets, it would represent an
empty opportunity for the students
going to school there," said Kennedy.
"If the institutions become second-rate,
who's gaining?"
KENNEDY noted that if a univer-
sity's funds were cut, it might mean a
raise in tuition to make up the differen-
ce.
"If on one hand we use money to
provide student financial aid, but on the
other hand we raise tuition to maintain
quality, it's hard to say that students
come out winners."
Dan Sharp, an aide to Bullard, said he
thought that the legislature recognized
the problem and as one of the recom-
mendations, were proposing the ad-
ditional allocation of $2.7 million for the
universities' and college's operating
budgets as a "good will" gesture.

Curran
...advocates comparable worth
"Comparable Worth" advocates face
their most serious opposition in
Congress. "We're not getting adequate
attention," Curran said, adding that
Congressmen were discussing com-
parable worth but that is seems to be a
secondary concern on Capitol Hill.
When asked whether supporters of
comparable worth could rely on state
and local litigation when enforcing non-
discriminatory job evaluation, Curran
replied: "The evaluation process .is
going to be restructured one employer
at a time. I don't think we have to wait
for the Feds."

ice Foundation may fail to grant fund

inued from Page 1)
adding that a University
ich he failed to specify -
million dollars of its own
wever, disagreed, saying
's package of $5 million
rm private industry was
NSF guidelines for such
package instead could
because of an irregular
edure. The NSF was for-

ced to merely read each proposal
instead of sending out experts to look at
every school because there were so
mnpy applicants, Atkins said.
"THE NSF has traditionally funded
smaller projects than ours," he said.
"It may have been that the reviewers
were not in tune with our different type
of proposal."
The schools that will receive the fun-
ding, Atkins said, were probably
looking for individual improvements

such as developing one new industrial
material, as opposed to the University's
desire for large scale research.
"Obviously it'ds a blow to us, but not
a critical one," Atkins said.'He added
that the college will make up for the lost
funds by seeking contributions from
private industry.
If the NSF ever specifies the
package's weaknesses, he said, the
college may re-evaluate it, and re-
submit it to the foundation again next
year.

Artificial heart patient dies
TUCSON, Arix. (AP)-A 33-year-old Dorothy, said her son's suffering was
auto mechanic who was kept alive for not prolonged. She praised Copeland for
11 hours with an unapproved manmade deciding to use the Phoenix Heart to
heart died yesterday after his second keep her son alive despite the fact it
transplanted human heart failed, of- was not approved for human use by the
ficials at the University of Arizona federal government.
Medical Center announced.
"I regret to inform you that Mr.
Thomas Creighton passed away at ap- T O N I G H T
proximately 2:20 p.m. MST," said
University Vice President Allan Beigel. "ount Pcture Present
Creighton's mother and sister, as HAROLD
well as Dr. Jack Copeland and other
members of the surgical team-Which
implanted two human hearts and the rh aUDE
artificial temporary Phoenix Heartin -
Creighton's chest earlier thisM DNI CF
week-were with him when he diedM DN G
Beigel said. Creighton was a divorced M I C H I G A
father of two. UNION $2
His mother, using only her first name
NEXT WEEK
GUILD HOUSE
MONDAY, MARCH 11:
8:00 p.m. POETRY READING
SUZANNE BURR
802 MONROE a
ANN ARBOR, MI LAURENCE GOLDSTEIN
48104 Reading from their works.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13:
RICE & BEANS NIGHT
$2 Requested. Proceeds for material aid to Central America
FRIDAY, MARCH 15:
NOON LUNCHEON WITH JO KELSEY
Co-ordinator WILPF
"WOMEN AND PEACEMAKING" Series

ort advises action on campus rape

tinued from Page 1)
niversity department)
oached to meet a specific
evel" position should be
highly visible" area of the
insure the effectiveness of
the report said.
proposed functions to an
on would fail to address
which have been raised
among other things,
he cultivation of trust in
" the report said.
NGS1

Highlight
The Center for Continuing Education of Women is sponsoring a sym-
posium today on "Women's Lives in the Information Society" in Rackham.
Provost Billy Frye will open the symposium at 9:30 a.m.
Film
CG - Vertigo, 7 p.m., MLB 3.
MED - Richard Pryor Live in Concert, 7:30 p.m., MLB 4.
C2 - Orpheus, 7 p.m., The 400 Blows, 9:15 p.m., Angell Hall Aud. A.
C2 - Shorts by Man Ray, 11 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Alt. Act. - Maltese Falcon, 7:15 p.m., The Big Sleep, 9 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Hill St. - Twelve Angry Men, 7:30 p.m., Hill St.
RHA - Harold and Maude, midnight, Union.
Performances
Ark- Buskin&Batteau,7:30p.m.,637S.Main.
School of Music - Recital, Derek Lockhart, trumpet, 2 p.m., Deana Voth,
flute, 4 p.m., Richard Morgan, saxophone, 6 p.m., Recital Hall, Lon
Grabowski, percussion, 8p.m., Rehersal Hall.
Performance Network - Four by Beckett, 8 p.m., 408 W. Washington.
MPP 1ndc

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THE REPORT has drawn criticism
from Ann Ryan, chair of the Michigan
Student Assembly's women's issues
subcommittee. Ryan, one of the
protesters who sat in Johnson's office
last January, claims the report's
recommendations are too vague.
Ryan also contends that the report
was drawn up without enough student
input. She said that although both the
committees included students as well
as faculty administrators as members,
"students' participation was not ac-
tively sought."
The student relations subcommittee,
of which she is a member, scheduled
their meetings haphazzardly and with
little regard for students' schedules,
Ryan charged yesterday.
"You'd expect Fran Foster (chair of
the student relations subcommittee)
would have had a list of schedules of the
students on the committees, but she
didn't," Ryan said. "People talk about
how students are irresponsible and
their attendance at these meetings
were intermittent, but they never ask
why."
RYAN SAID SHE HAS brought these
concerns to. the attention of Foster and
POLICE
NOTES
Auto stolen
A 1980 Toyota was stolen from a
residence at the 2000 block of Hill Street
after the adjacent home had been

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other administrators but no changes
have been made.
Foster could not be reached for.
comment yesterday.
The report recommends that the
University assess "needs in the areas of
education and prevention programs, as
well as direct services."
"Needs assessment. By when, for
whom's needs, and according to whose
standards?" Ryan asks. "Quit
assessing and do something concrete."
She also questioned the necessity for an
assessment of the problems when
University administrators already had
a list of demands from the January sit-
in at Johnson's office.

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