Page B14 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 5, 1985
Center aids foreign travel
By DAVID GOODWIN
If you're going to leave home and the protecting wing of come tax, dust a whole pile of legal activities which the non-
mom, do it in a big way. One doesn't know true freedom U.S. citizen gets involved in," Heise said.
until he takes to flight, and with a little help from the In- THE CENTER publishes a newsletter that helps
ternational Center, traveling abroad is as easy as leaving foreign students find housing and register for classes.
home - you're just trading your wings. There is also an office housed in the center that recruits
Since 1936, the International Center has served as the for the Peace Corps.
University's overseas connection. The center, attached to The idea for the Peace Corps was launched from the
the Union, caters to foreign students studying at steps of the Union by John Kennedy during the 1960
Michigan, and to University students who travel abroad presidential election. Since then, the University has
to work or study. recruited more people for the program than any other
"WE SEE about 8,000 American students per year who University in the country.
come in and ask about working, studying, or just traveling THE CORPS places people around the world, including
abroad," said John Heise, director of the International Africa, Asia, and Latin America. They pay travel and
Center. housing expenses and if there is a family emergency the
The center supplies students with necessities for' corps will pay a round trip ticket home.
traveling, like student I.D. cards, Eurail passes, and The corps is especially interested in people trained in
Youth Hostel memberships. the sciences, business, agriculture, medical fields,
The center also has visas for students and recent alumni natural resources, and other professional fields, Heise
who want to work in Europe, New Zealand, and Costa said.
Rica. But they do not supply the traveler with a job, said "In the end, the Peace Corps pays very well and I don't
Gloria Dunn, an office assistant. think a lot of students know that," Heise said. The Corps
THE CENTER also has a room full of books packed with sets aside a portion of your paycheck which amounts to a
information about foreign study programs, and files with large sum aftet two years of service, he said.
cultural information about different countries. On the homefront, the center operates a child care cen-
Newspaper and periodical clippings in the files help orient ter on Hill Street. University students can work at the
students to a different way of life and to job opportunities facility as volunteers, work study, and in come cases even
abroad. receive academic credit, Heise said.
The center also serves foreign students studying at the The center is a comprehensive travel office and if the of-
University in a legal capacity. fice assistants cannot help a student plan a particular trip
"We help them with their legal problems, primarily they can advise him on how to get in contact with someone
their passports, visas, work permits, social security, in- who can help.
Daily Photo by STU WEIDENBACH
Bedknobs and broomsticks
A fraternity and sorority whiz down Hill Street in the annual bed race during Greek Week each spring.
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Greek life upholds tradilon
Dormitories Dormitories Central Campus r _A.,, *. i P
By KATIE WILCOX
Of the many traditions associated
with the college years, one of the
strongest presently is fraternity and
Pledging gives some students a
feeling of belonging, opportunities to
develop a close group of friends, a full
social life, academic support, and to
be more active in the community.
"Whatever you want to do, the
Greek system has something for you,"
said Margaret Micheals, president of
the Panhellenic Association.
The system's strong point is that it
presents an opportunity for growth,
said Alan Lutes, president of the In-
In the past few years, more students
have been attracted to the Greek
system. New sororities and frater-
nities have appeared on campus to
accomodate the swelling number of
"It's a booming thing," Micheals
said. "It's (the number of Greeks)
unofficially estimated at over 20 per-
cent of the undergraduate
Each of the fraternities and
sororities at the University is
"The theme this year is Up, Up, anC
Away, Sorority Rush 1985. This em-
phasizes the unlimited possibilities,"
For women, rush is more struc-
tured. The 'rushee' visits every house,
then decides which of the houses that
invited her back she would like to
return to. A rush counselor is assigned
to lead each rush group and answer
Bids, which are invitations to
pledge, are picked up on the day
formal pledging. Pledges are
welcomed into the house at a pledge
ceremony by being 'carried in' by a
fraternity and a pledging ceremony.
Fraternity rush is less formal, with
the rushee deciding which houses to
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Art & Architecture Bldg.
North Campus Commons
G. G. Brown
Natural Science Buidling
C. C. Little
Modern Language Building
LS & A Building
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Student Activities Building
School of Education
School of Business Administration
School of Dentistry
School of Natural Resources
SLS offers free legal help
By KATIE WILCOX nature range from shoplifting to bar-
The plumbing in the apartment is on room brawl charges.
the fritz, one of the kitchen table legs THE MAJORITY of clients can be
has fallen off, and the landlord said to helped with just legal counseling.
call him when the water from the "Most of the cases are taken care of
toilet begins to run into the kitchen. by advice," Vital said. e
Lucky for you there's Student Legal The legal clinic is sponsored by the
Services (SLS). SLS, located in the Michigan Student. Assembly. Funding
Union,has provided free legal coun- comes from the money students pay
seling to currently-enrolled students to MSA each term.
since its establishment as a non-profit A Board of Directors, which in-
organization on campus in 1978. cludes representatives from MSA, th
ACCORDING TO Debbie Vital, an Office of Student Services, the Lave
SLS office manager, 54 percent of the School faculty, and the staff of SLS,
cases they handle are housing oversee all operations. The Board is
problems. Consumer and domestic chaired by the Vice President of MSA.
problems make up most of the rest. There are four full-time attorneys,
Criminal defense accounts for about one law graduate student awaiting
six percent. bar examination results, two part-
Disputes with landlords over living time attorneys specializing in housing
conditions include everything from law, and three office staffers ready to
heating to parking spaces, and from handle a student's legal problem.
bugs to noisy neighbors. Often, these "The office is comprised of full-time
cases can be resolved with a letter, or attorneys, it's not an office of law
by referral to mediation services to students," Vital stressed.
avoid high litigation costs. BUT LAW students do volunteer
The most typical problems students their services, and an average of
face with the law is driving offenses. three assist each SLS attorney. The
The recent crackdown on drunk legal clinic also incorporates student
driving has led to expensive con- volunteers who are interested in
sequences. Other problems of this seeing how a legal office works.
Staff salary levels have recently
been reviewed by the Board. The need
LOOK YOUR BEST ! to adjust these salaries to make them
Our new talented comparable to local legal services
and other student legal service
stylists appreciate programs elsewhere prompted th
your patronage review.
T UsAt a Board of Regents meeting in
DASCOLA STYLISTS June, the regents approved an in-
crease in MSA's money appropriation
Opposite Jacobsons Maple Village that helped minimize the salary
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