The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 15, 1985 -Page 3
By EVE BECKER
The English department has
begun asking former winners of the
Avery Hopwood Awards in Creative
Writing to contribute to a new fund
for visiting distinguished writers.
John Knott, department chair-
man, announced the formation of the
Hopwood Visiting Writers Fund at a
gathering of former Hopwood award
winners last March in New York
THAT NIGHT playwright Arthur
Miller, who in 1934 was the first
University student to receive the
Hopwood award, made the first con-
tribution to the new endowment.
Miller donated $50,000.
And at the closing of a Hopwood
ing fund established
program reception on campus last
Thursday for about 200 former win-
ners currently residing in Michigan,
Knott spoke about the new fund and
soliciated donations. He said his goal
is to raise $250,000 for the fund by the
end of 1987.
Since the Hopwood was
established 55 years ago by
playwright Avery Hopwood, nearly
2,000 University students have
received the monetary prize, one of
the most prestigious writing honors
in the country.
THE VISITING writers fund is not
part of the Hopwood awards
program, Knott stressed. The
English department only gave the
fund the same title because of
"widespread indentification of the
Hopwood name with creative
writing at Michigan," Knott said.
The visiting writers program is
important, he added, because it
gives students exposure to
professionals, who might inspire
them to enter their own work for
judging for a Hopwood award.
For several years the department
has sponsored an annual series of
reading by guest writers. Three
years ago, the department began to
receive temporary funding from
LSA and other units within the
University to bring more writers to
campus for day or week-long visits.
By CHRIS GRASSO
The University may soon expand its
sales of computer software, a move
that has upset some local retailers.
Since January 1984, the University
has offered Apple and Zenith com-
puters, plus limited software for these
machines, to students, faculty, and
staff at discounts of up to 50 percent
off the retail price. IBM computers
were added to the list just this past
"All we're trying to do is bring com-
puting resources to students at the
best possible price," said Conrad
Mason of the Microcomputer
Education Center, which conducts the
Greg Marks, the deputy vice
provost of information technology,
said the University would like to
begin selling the discounted software
by next month, but he added that date
is tentative, at best.
Though the exact types of software
which may be available are still being
considered, Marks feels the expan-
sion is justified.
"All the elements of personal com-
puters are integral parts of both the
University and the educational
process and should be made
available," Marks said.
Marks emphasized that the Univer-
sity is neither subsidizing the sales
nor making a profit.
Retailers see the University's use of
its educational discount in buying
computers and its tax-exempt status
as unfair advantages.
When Apple Macintosh sales first
began, prospective buyers could also
purchase their computers through the
Inacomp Computer Center in Ann Ar-
bor. The practice has since been
discontinued, Marks said.
Negotiations between retailers and
the University over the local in-
volvement are continuing at this
time, but no decisions have been
Shapiro: Future will
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FOLLOWING Shapiro's address, 17
University faculty were honored with
$20,000 in awards for scholarship,
eaching and service.
Five professors received a $1,500
stipend for the Distinguished Faculty
Achievement Award: Elizabeth
Douvan, psychology; Irwin Goldstein,
biological chemistry; Robert Kahn,
psychology and medical care
organization; William Kelly,
geological Sciences; and Charles
Qverberger, chemistry. The awards
were given for excellence in
Uteaching, research, publications,
creative work in the arts, public ser-
vice, and other activities.
Another five faculty members
received $1,000 each as part of the
Faculty Recognition Award: Robert
mender, associate professor of
biological sciences; Edie Goldenberg,
associate professor of political scien-
cie; Margot Norris, professor of
English; and Michael Udow,
associate professor of music
were given to faculty for the
pact on the life of the student
a teacher and counselor."
THE $1,200 AMOCO award.
celence in undergraduate t
went to Frank Beaver, prof
communication: H.D. Ca
professor Greek and Lati
Glover, associate professor of
. These anatomy; Adon Gordus, professor of
eir "im- chemistry; Thomas Storer, professor
body as of mathematics; and Robert
Weisbuch, associate professor of
s for ex- English.
teaching These awards were presented for
essor of excellence in "teaching, research,
imeron, publications, creative work in the art,
n; Roy public service, and other activities."
'U' hospital holds open house today
Abbas leaves Yugoslavia;
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Liberation Front, one of the most
violent PLO factions, said yesterday
that he had left Belgrade and had
"naturally gone to an Arab country."
Despite these reports, CBS said one
of its correspondents contacted Abbas
by telephone in Belgrade after he was
already said to have left the country.
The network did not say how its
Law admissions easier
correspondent, who was calling from
Tunis, knew the man he spoke with
The Yugoslav government, which
has cordial ties with the PLO, has not
responded formally to the U.S.
request for Abbas' extradition.
However, government officials had
indicated no action was planned.
PRESIDENT Hosni Mubarak said
yesterday he expects an apology from
President Reagan for the interception
by U.S. jet fighters of an Egyptian
airliner carrying the four Palestinian
hijackers of a cruise ship.
He praised as "heroes" the crew of
the Egyptair Boeing 737 forced by the
four jetfighters to land in Sicily early
Friday, and said he had decided to
award them "medals of courage.''
The U.S. interception of the plane
came as the hijackers, who held more
than 500 people hostage aboard the
Achille Lauro cruise ship for two days
were fleeing Egypt to what they
thought would be a safe haven
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COMPUTERS will also control the
building's temperature as well as fire,
electricity, and security systems. It is
the first hospital to have a com-
puterized maintenance system.
The health care center and the
hospital are the two largest com-
ponents of the University's $285
million Replacement Hospital Project
(RHP). The project is intended to
replace existing medical facilities
now on campus.
The structure of the existing
hospital, built in the 1920s, cannot
support the weight of newer medical
equipment or house extra utilities
needed for such technology.
LINDA AYERS, manager of public
relations for the RHP, called the
hospital "old and outdated."
"When it was designed, leaches
were still being used in some medical
treatments," she said. No plans for
making use of the main hospital have
been made Ayers added.
Construction of the RHP began in
October, 1981, and will be completed
next January. At that time, patients
will begin moving into the new
facilities. Staff members will begin
their move later this month.
THE HOSPITAL and the health
care center were built using the "fast
tracking" construction technique,
which means one section of the
for ONL Y
$7 50a month - 24 hours every day.
project is built before plans are com-
pleted for the others.
This method allows the University
to save money by accelerating the
completion time of the entire project,
thereby preventing cost overruns
V- -- - - - OWAMWAP"
caused by inflation.
The RHP, built with more than $173
million in state funds, represents the
largest capital outlay made by the
state since the construciton of the
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University ever received was during
the worst year of the Reagan
recession, when economic and job op-
portunities were at the lowest," she
According to Rice, the decline can
lso be attributed to the impression
hat the mass media gives to the legal
profession; making it seem like a
profession that is experiencing a glut
it will never recover from.
"It is true that this country
graduates appoximately 35,000
lawyers every year, but you rarely
hear about the fact that 60 to 70
thousand students graduate with
MBA's in that same year.
"LEGAL EDUCATION has com-
ercial value in the marketplace, and
ne always has to remember that
there is room on the top," he said.
This decline, which is predicted to
continue for about 10 years, will
inevitably give the prospective law
student more of a choice and enrich
the legal system, according to these
But how much can this help a
student who is competing for one of
Yale's coveted 175 places - from a
pool of 3,600 applicants? What can one
do to increase the chances of getting
into the law school of his choice?
"WHETHER IT'S a degree of bee
hive management or a degree of
philosophy, the thing that matters is
the keeping of the degree and the in-
tentions behind it," according to Mar-
jorie Larson of Pace University.
"There is good reason behind the fact
that no pre-law degree exists.
"One has to choose what he wants to
do, and most importantly be able to
explain why he chose it. The worst
thing for someone to do is to par-
ticipate in something because it will
look good," according to Larson.
Of course, a good GPA and LSAT
scores are of great importance, but
Yale turned away three quarters of
the students who had acheived a
highly respected 48 on the LSAT.
Academics, while playing a
significant part in the admission
process at Yale, aren't everything,
according to Yale's representative.
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