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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, February 11, 1986 - Page 3
MSA considers paying officers

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What's happening
around Ann Arbor

By MARY CHRIS JAKLEVIC
The Michigan Student Assembly is expected to
vote tonight on whether MSA officers should be
eligible to receive payment for their roles on the
assembly through the work-study program.
MSA President Paul Josephson said payment
for the time-consuming positions of president, vice
president, treasurer and committee chair, would
make them more accessible to financially disad-
vantaged students, and would encourage officers
to put in more time on assembly matters.
JOSEPHSON said MSA's approval of the idea
tonight would prompt a referendum on the ballot
of assembly elections in March. If the majority of
the student body approves, the plan will go ahead.
Under the College Work-Study program, federal
funds would supply 75 percent of the officers'
salaries. The other 25 percent would come from
MSA coffers, which consist primarily of student
tuition fee assessments. Josephson estimated that
the policy would cost MSA up to $3,000 annually.

Josephson said MSA officers regularly work
from 20 to 40 hours per week. "That's a lot of time
to ask a student to put in without any direct com-
pensation," he said. Josephson announced two
weeks ago that he will not seek reelection to MSA
for next year, when the policy would be instituted.
OTHER assembly members oppose the plan,
saying that it would create a financial incentive to
run for MSA office, which would overshadow a
real desire to hold the positions.
"You would have some people running for MSA
as a job. Some (members) would view it as a job,
and some would view it as a duty. It would create a
tremendous inequality," Law School represen-
tative Eric Schnaufer said.
Schnaufer called the idea "economically
irrational" because a student who really needed to
earn money would not run for MSA office to do it.
"Any money MSA gives to students is going to be a
token amount. It would only enhance the lifestyles
of a few students," Schnaufer said.
LAST WEEK, a resolution submitted by

Josephson which called for direct payment of of-
ficers from MSA funds was tabled by the assembly
after over an hour of heated debate. Tonight's
proposal would be a compromise between those
members who felt officers should be compensated
for their work, and those who felt that officers
should not be paid with students' money.
Josephson said he thinks the original proposal
which called for $400 per term for the president.
and vice president and $150 per term for the
treasurer would have passed the assembly last
week, but only marginally.
"There is still no doubt in my mind whatsoever
that officers should be paid regardless of whether
they have financial need. To the best of my
knowledge Michigan is the only Big 10 school that
does not pay its executive officers. I don't think this
is the end of the process. I hope that all the
executive officers will be paid down the line,
Josephson said.

Speakers
Brian Morton-"Americans in
Paris: An Anecdotal Street Guide,"
12:10 p.m., Ann Arbor Public Library.
Josephine Carson-A fiction
reading, 4 p.m., Rackham East Con-
ference Room.
Fredric Van Holthoon-"The
!asting Effects of Student Revolts
and Radical Politics on Dutch
Society, 8 p.m., International Center.
Warren Wagner-"The Systematics
of Plants: An Unending Synthesis," 8
p.m., Rackham Auditorium.
Kevin Furlong-"Thermal Con-
straints on the Evolution of the Con-
tinental Crust," Geology, 4 p.m.,
room 4001, C.C. Little Bldg.
Robert Taylor-"Energy Develop-
'ment Issues in China, and China-
tRelated Careers," Chinese Studies,
noon, Commons Room, Lane Hall.
Warren H. Wagner-"Reticulation:
Hybrids and Fertility," 8 p.m.,
'Rackham Amphitheatre.
The Theory of Education-C.A.R.P.
)ecture and discussion, 6:30 p.m.,
Union.
Leonard Woodcock-"The Role of
the Diplomat," Sigma Iota Rho, 7
p.m., Kuenzel Room, Union.
Donald J. Munro-"How Marxist Is
China After Mao?" Women of the
University Faculty, 5:30 p.m., Con-
ference rooms 4 and 5, League.
Mark Fraser-"Infrared
Chemiluminescence from Auroral
Reactions," Chemistry, 4 p.m., room
'1300, Chemistry Bldg.
Amnon Cohen-"Palestine-Arab
Nationalism and the P.L.O.," 1 p.m.,
MLB Auditorium.
Mildred M. Seltzer-"A New Vision
of Older Women in America," Social
Work, 4 p.m., Rackham Am-
phitheater.
Bobbi Low-"Ecological Influences
on Human Mating Systems,"
Psycobiology, 12:30 p.m., room 4050,
KHRI.
Joel Nevis-"Clisis," noon, room
3050, Frieze Bldg.
Teshome G. Wagaw-"Emerging
Challenges on the Study of Ac-
culturation of Ethiopian Children in
Israel," Human Growth and
Development, noon, room 1000, Com-
mons.
F. Van Holthoon - "The Sixties &
Dutch History," German Department,
8 p.m., International Center.
Mark Weinstein-"Peace March
Through Central America,"
.Ecumenical Campus Center, noon,
603 E. Madison.
Donita Bylski-"Measurement of
Meniscus Mechanics in Intact Knee
'Joints," Bioengineering, 3:45 p.m.,
room 1017, Dow Bldg.
Meetings
Farm Labor Organizing Commit-
tee-5:30 p.m, University Club.
Ann Arbor-Washtenaw County
NOW-7:30 p.m., First Unity Univer-
sal Church.
AIESEC-International Business
Club-5:30 p.m., room 131, Business
School.
Triathalon Club-7:30 p.m., Ander-
son Room C, Union.
University Aikido Club-5 p.m.,
Wrestling Room, IMSB.
Amnesty International-7:30 p.m.,
I Welker Room, Union.

Furthermore
The Amish: Not to be Modern
Modern-Film and discussion, 7:30
p.m., Schorling Auditorium, School of
Education.
Birthday Party for the Adopted
Prisoner of Conscience-Amnesty In-
ternational, 7:30 p.m., Welker Room,
Union.
Near Eastern and North African
Film Series-7 p.m., Aud. A,
Angell Hallt.
The Fundamentals of Writing an In-
Class Essay Exam-English Com-
position Board workshop, 4:10 p.m.
room 1035, Angell Hall.
Negotiation and Mediation
Skills-SODC, 6:30 p.m.
The Business School Application
Process-Career Planning and
Placement Program, 4:10 p.m.
Making the Most of the Summer Job
Fair-Career Planning and
Placement program, 6:30 p.m., MLB
3.
Interviewing Lecture-Career
Planning and Placement program,
4:10 p.m., Aud. C, Angell Hall.
Personal Line Seminar-Telecom-
munications, 12:45 p.m., ROOM "04
Art and Architecture Bldg.
Spreadsheeting with Excel, Part
II-Microcomputer Education, 1
p.m., room 3001, SEB.
FinalWord II, Part II-Microcom-
puter Education Program, Part II, 1
p.m., room 3001 SEB.
Career Planning-HRD workshop,
1:30p.m.
How to Achieve Success-HRD
workshop, 8:30 a.m.
Supervision Part I: The New
Supervisor-HRD workshop, 8:30
a.m.
MTS: Introduction to Programs and
Services-HRD workshops, 8:30 a.m.
Weekly Praise and
Message-Christians in Action, 8:30
p.m., Union.
N Performances
INXS-University Office of Major
Events, 7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium
(763-8587). Concert by this popular
modern rock sextet from Australia.
Bars and Clubs
The Ark-(761-1451)-Sally Potter,
banjo, folk.
Bird of Paradise-(662-8310)-Bill
Heid Trio, piano bebop.
The Blind Pig-(996-8555)-Before
or After, techno-rock dance music.
The Earle-(994-0211)-Larry
Manderville, solo piano.
Mr. Flood's Party-(995-
2132)-Willy DeYoung Blues Band.
Mountain Jack's-(665-1133)-Billy
Albert's easy listening.
The Nectarine Ballroom-(994-
5436)-High Energy Dance Music, DJ
Roger LeLivre.
Rick's American Cafe-(996-
2747)-The Force, English Dance hits
and rock 'n roll.
U-Club-(763-2236)-Reggae Dance
Party, DJ. Tom Simonian.

Woman to fulfill dreary

(Continued from Page 1)
WHEN ZARREN, a University
graduate and current program direc-
tor for Hillel, departs for Jerusalem in
July to begin a five-year study
program at the Reform Rabbinical
School, she will fulfill a life-long
dream.
This dream, however, has not
always shown as clearly as it did
during Zarren's childhood introduc-
tion to the traditions of Reform
Judaism.
"I was a peculiar child and actually
liked Hebrew school because through it
it, I began to realize what it means to
call myself a Jew," said Zarren. But
this revelation soon became clouded.
"IF I WERE to select the prevailing
motif of my life, it would be that of
struggle," Zarren says. "I went
through a period where I was an
atheist and was just rationalizing my
beliefs in Judaism."
"I'm interested in other people's
spiritual growth, not the xeroxing of
my views. My goal is to help Jews
over the hurdle of apathy and
disbelief that I have experienced."
During her time of doubt, she
stayed away from Jewish
organizations until her senior year at
the University, attributing her
religious lethargy to being "deeply
involved with a boyfriend who was not
Jewish and an atheist when I first
came to school."
" AFTER A year and a half, though,
I came to the realization that you
can't give up part of yourself to be
with someone. It would have been un-
comfortable for me to tell my
boyfriend that I was going to Friday
night services because he hadn't and
couldn't share the same experiences
with me."
"Until I came to that realization,"
Zarren continues, "I had been
ignoring how important being Jewish
was to me. Getting into new ex-
periences made me realize that, and
how important being a rabbi was to
me."
Zarren soon translated her
newfound faith into a Reform

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Chavera, which she organized during
her senior year here to help reform
Jews on campus attend weekly Shab-
bat services.
AFTER graduating from the
University last year with a degree in
political science, Zarren, who is best
described as a perpetual student and
achiever, remained eager to continue
her religious education through Rab-I
binical School, the path that one must
follow to become a rabbi.
Although admitted to Hebrew Union
College - Jewish Institute of Religion
last year, she deferred her admission
to become Hillel's program coor-
dinator for the current year.
"I really felt that I wanted time to
experience the work world, and to
become hungry for the coming five
years of academics," Zarren said.
AT HILLEL and in her personal
religious observances, Zarren has
followed the teachings of Reform
Judaism, which, along with the Or-
thodox and Conservative movements,
comprises the three branches of the
ancient religion.
Zarren differentiates the reform
branch from other schools.
"With Reform Judaism one should
be as traditional or non-traditional as
one feels comfortable with." Reform
can be compared to Orthodox
Judaism, she says, by looking at the
two schools' different attitudes
toward the laws and commandments
of Judaism.
"IF SOMEONE does not find
meaning, then it is up to us to find that
meaning together," Zarren says.
"The problem is that when you give
people that freedom, they sometimes
take advantage of it. Most people
don't make an informed decision
about the rituals they wish to follow."
People have a misconception that
"Reform Judaism is jus a ticket to
assimilation," Zarren adds. "I want
to personally make sure this doesn't
happen."
Although there are varying degrees
of observance within each movement,
Orthodox Jews tend to follow the laws
of Judaism most strictly, while Con-

y becoming a rabbi
servative Jews are commonly seen as education will be spent in Jerusalem
somewhere between Orthodox and at Hebrew Union College. For the
Reform. While they are expected to following four years, she will return to
follow the same laws as Orthodox America, at one of her program's.
Jews, Conservative Jews generally do three campuses in New York, Cin-
not follow them as strictly. cinatti, or Los Angeles.

Although about 30 percent of those
entering the Reform Rabbinet are
women compared to only 9 percent in
the Conservative Rabbinet, Zarren
still anticipates having to overcome
sexual stereotypes.
"Judaism is a traditional religion,
and although I may not encounter
much prejudice within the
educational framework of the Rab-
binet, being accepted in a community
will be another thing."
The first year of Zarren's rabbinical

"Most importantly, though, I think
that by being a woman in a position of
leadership, the traditional view of a°
male god is shattered," Zarren adds.
"Hopefully I will free them to a more
universal, and less gender-oriented
God."
Michael Brooks sums it up:
"Either the job will change or PhylliO
will. Anyone who knows Phyllis will
not have to guess which."
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Saivadorans protest Carter

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP)
- Jimmy Carter met yesterday with
President Jose Napoleon Duarte after
Marine guards at the U.S. Embassy
threw tear gas into a crowd to end a
protest against the former American
president's visit.
Carter and his wife, Rosalynn,
'arrived in the capital Sunday night
from Nicaragua and were greeted by
placard-carrying demonstrators.
A two-hour work stoppage called by
rightists "to repudiate" the trip was
largely ignored.
About 200 protesters gathered out-

side the residence of U.S. Am-
bassador Edwin G. Corr and burned
effigies of Carter. They waved signs
reading, "We Love Reagan, We Hate
Carter," and "Carter, the blood of the
people condemns you."
Marines guarding the embassy
dispersed the demonstration after an
hour.
Carter's 1979 withdrawal of support
for Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio
Somoza was seen as instrumental in
helping the Sandinista rebels gain
control of the government in July of
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