The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 3, 1985 - Page 3
call for relief for women
By SUSAN GRANT
Women's rights leaders and an audience of 150 women
yesterday overwhelmingly endorsed a series of resolutions
calling for improvement of the quality of life for women
around the world.
At the closing of the second day of the World Feminization
of Poverty Conference, many of the 40-plus speakers stepped
down into the crowd gathered at Rackham Auditorium and
raised their hands in support of the mandates.
The resolutions demand that:
" The disparity between men's and women's wages be
" Basic health care coverage for low income women and
children be provided;
" The "payment level" of state welfare programs be raised
at least to the poverty level;
" Women be provided with affordable housing; and
* State and federal governments - along with the Univer-
sity - make child care services available for low income
There are eight bills in the U.S. Senate addressing some of
these issues, said Nancy Amidei, a lecturer in the "Univer-
sity's School of Social Work. She urged the women present to
push for -.passage of the bills.
"If you're feeling that you can't do anything, that it won't
make a difference, you're wrong," Amidei said. "Every one
of those proposed bills offers possibilities to women, if we can
work together and get them through the legislature."
"We need to work together because whatever happens to
one of us, happens to us all," Joan Growe, Minnesota's
secretary of state, told the crowd earlier in the day.
In Minnesota, Growe said, women have formed a consor-
tium that meets on a weekly basis to discuss pending
legislation that affects women.
In a session on family planning earlier yesterday, panelist
Myra Buvinic of the International Center for Research on
Women said "workfare" programs for women in the Third
World are failing. She said those programs, which have their
roots in post-World War II relief agencies, lack the technical
knowledge needed to train women with marketable skills.
Doily Photo by DAN HABIB
Oliver Wiitala is bundled up for a ride with his father, Jeff Wiitala, in Ann Arbor Monday, but neither seems to mind the
cold. After all, "There could be a foot of snow on the ground," said the elder Wiitala.
Sills to speak on arts in America
By THOMAS HRACH
In a turn around from previous
speakers, LSA Dean Peter Steiner has
invited Beverly Sills, director of the
New York City Opera, to speak about
the state of the arts in America tonight
at Rackham Auditorium. Her lecture is
being sponsored, in part, by the War-
ner-Lambert Research Foundation.
Perhaps the most memorable lecture
under the auspices of the Warner-Lam-
bert fund was Alexander Haig's
tumuluous visit in October of 1983 when
hecklers and catcalls interrupted the
former Secretary of State's assesment
of American foreign policy.
THIS IS the fourth time that the War-
ner-Lambert Foundation has sponsored
a lecture at the University which has
also featured retired admiral Hyman
Rickover and former Attorney General
Yet this year's lecture promises to be
far less political when Sills, 55, ad-
dresses the condition of the humanities
Steiner's choice of Sills did not come
as part of a trend away from gover-
nment officials, his assistant said, but
rather as an attempt to bring someone
to the University who has a wide appeal
and would not come under other cir-
"THE DEAN believes that there is
value in an exchange of ideas," said
Nancy Sudia, staff assistant in Steiner's
office. "The lecture fund is for people
who would offer something intellec-
tually to the community."
Though now retired from performing
Sill has taken a special interest in
promoting opera in the country through
Campus Meet the Press will host candidates for the presidency of the
Michigan Student Assembly today at 4 p.m. in the Union's Kuenzel Room.
The event is sponsored by the Daily and Canterbury House.
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Major Events-The Chinese Magic Revue of Taiwan, 8 p.m., Power Cen-
Michigan Union-Violinist Amy Wright, Beethovan & Prokofiev, 12:15
p.m., Pendleton Room, Union.
Eclipse-Jazz Videos with speaker John Sinclari, 7:30 p.m., Crofoot
Biology department-Hans Kende, "Physiological Adaptations In Rice", 4
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Chemistry department-Huai Gu Chen, "Intramolecular Cycloaddition of
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College of Engineering-Paul Zipkin, "Recent Progress in Model Batch
Manufacturing Systems", 4 p.m., 241 IOE Bldg. Linda Sharpiro, "Relational
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Neatherland-America University League-William Z. Shetter, "Is There a
- Future for 'Verzuiling', or Pluralism", 8 p.m., International Center.
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Conference Room, Rackham.
Center for Russian & E. European . Studies-William Zimmer-
man-"Political Mobilization and the Nature of Soviet Dictatorship", noon,
Commons Room, Lane Hall
LSA Student Govt.-5:45 p.m., MSA Chambers, Union.
Ann Arbor Support Group for Farm Labor Organization Committee-5:30
p.m., 4318 Union.
Science Fiction Club-8:15 p.m., Michigan League.
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ACS Student Affiliates-5 p.m., 3005 Chemistry Bldg.
Black Student Union-7 p.m., Trotter House.
Muslim Students Association-Lecture, noon, room D, Michigan League.
English department-Reading, Jay Parini, 4 p.m., W. Conference Room,
School of Social Work-Symposia, "Health Care of Minorities Across the
Lifespan", 1 p.m., E. Conference Room, Rackham.
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Environment Law Society-Symposium, "Great Lakes Water: Sym-
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Student Wood & Craft Shop-Power Tool safety class, 6p.m., 537 SAB.
PIRGIM-Letter Writing Day, "Right to Know Toxic Waste", 9 a.m.,
her directorship of the New York City
Opera which - places emphasis on
American opera singers, said Doris
Humphrey of the School of Music.
When Sills began her career the only
way to gain prominence was to go to
Europe and study, said Humphrey, but
Sills was the one who broke this trend
by staying in the U.S.
"When she came up opera singers
had to go to Europe," said Humprey,
"but she truly resisted becoming'a
Sills began her operatic career at age
18 and financed her voice lessons
singing radio commercials. Sills has
sung the leading roles with numerous
American Opera companies before
retiring from the stage. Sills has also
served as a consultant to the National
Endowment for the Arts.
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test scores as predictors of college
academic success, said high school
grades are a better indication of
whether a student will pass college
courses. But he added that test scores
help even out the discrepencies bet-
ween high schools.
Lance Erickson, associate director of
admissions, said personal factors such
as family problems, money, and the
social atmosphere all play a part, in
whether a black student will succeed,
"How do you know what will happen
unless you try?" he said.
halt on dean
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evaluations by students suffice for in-
put on such points.
Brown also cites a lack of experience
and knowledge of the issues the com-
mittee deals with for excluding studen-
Page, however, says he has yet to
hear a good excuse for prohibiting
student membership on the committee,
adding that students may have to be
filled on the background but they are
There are students currently serving
on the executive committees of the
School of Natural Resources and the
School of Public Health.
Vice President of LSA student gover-
nment, Mike Brown, said he was not
sure what the LSA student body would
do. At the MSA meeting he said,
MSA's support on the issue "would add
clout to ours."
Earlier Brown said, "It may be a
case where we can voice our concern
again and be denied again. I hope that's
not the case."
Daily reporter Amy Mindellfiled a
report for this story.
Campus security is investigating the
theft of $60 in cash from a locked closet
in the Undergraduate Library taken
early yesterday morning after the
building had closed. According to Leo
Heatley of campus security the forced
entry and cash taken was similar to an
incident last Thursday morning at the
UGLi. - Thomas Hrach
The Warner-Lambert Lecture Series present
"The State of the Arts"
Wednesday, April 3, 8:00 p.m.
Rackham Lecture Hall
This free public lecture is sponsored by
the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
THOMAS M. COOLEY LAW SCHOOL
that applications are being accepted for
the George Martin Class
September 3, 1985
The George Martin Class will be a morning division
program, with classes scheduled before 12:00 noon
each week day during the law school's standard year-
round academic calendar.
Students may also elect to enroll in a traditional
two semester program with a 4 month summer break.
Candidates for admission should hold an undergra-
duate degree from an accredited college or university,
must have taken the LSAT, and must comply with the
law school's admissions policies.
The Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a fully accre-
dited graduate professional school dedicated to prac-
tical scholarship in the law and committed to an ad-
missions policy of open opportunity, without regard
for race, color, creed, sex, age, handicap or national
THE THOMAS M.
For information, please contact:
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
217 S. Capitol