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Student groups hope to improve LSA
By MARTIN FRANK
At last night's special mass
meeting of the LSA Student
Government, six students joined
action groups designed to improve
LSA student life.
Last month, the government
appointed chairpersons to groups,
which focus on issues they deemed
important - class overcrowding,
implementation of a code of student
non-academic conduct, counseling,
and LSA credit for ROTC students.
The students who attended the
meeting signed up to be in a group
after expressing their dissatisfaction
According to engineering soph-
omore Matt Renaud, who has taken
LSA classes, the University's
largest school "should make a better
commitment to teaching and
Renaud added that teaching
assistants should get a full tuition
waiver so that the college attracts
the best TAs possible.
LSA-SG member Del Sanders,
an LSA freshman who is heading
the action group on class
overcrowding, believes students
should pre-register for classes so
that the administration has a basic
idea on how many students sign un
for a class.
The administration can then plan
the amount of faculty and TAs
necessary to teach the class;
problems with not having enough
sections for one class and too many
sections in another could be.
Another action group, designed
to improve student awareness of
both academic counselors and
concentration advisors, has surveyed
academic counselors for descriptions
of their background.
The students in the group are
writing an informational booklet on
each counselor so students know
who to go to for academic
LSA junior Amy Kushen, who
chairs that action group, said the
booklet should be available to
students by next fall.
ROTC students have complained
that they pay to take LSA courses
but don't receive credit for them.
The ROTC classes, usually taught
by military officers with masters
degrees, are usually accredited in
other colleges. Some feel that
courses, such as military history,
are comparable to LSA courses and
deserve LSA credit.
PIRGIM question removed
By MARTHA SEVETSON settles internal MSA disputes, challenged the vote
One question regarding PIRGIM unanimously decided last night to assembly member
was removed from the Michigan remove the question. against rescinding the
Student Assembly ballot in the The. referendum would have not a voting memberu
March elections. The Central asked students to choose between a compiled code. Sonia;
Student Judiciary, a board which positive checkoff system or a elected to represent th
the School of
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
refundable fee system to finance the
Public Interest Research Group in
The assembly was evenly divided
about removing the question earlier
this month until MSA President
Kurt Muenchow broke the tie
against rescinding the question.
MSA representative Lisa Russ
Public Health, but she is currently
enrolled in Rackham.
"It was totally a political move,"
Russ, an LSA sophomore, said,
"but my commitment to having a
fair PIRGIM question on the ballot
was enough to push the issue this
.A PIRGIM-sponsored question
asking if students support a
refundable fee system through MSA
remains on the ballot and will
decide the future of the group.
MSA's Budget Committee Chair
Ashish Prasad, an LSA junior, said
that the Judiciary decision might
spawn litigation in the civil court
system, because students were not
given the opportunity to choose
between a positive checkoff system
and a refundable system.
"I think that they failed to rule
the way the evidence and legal
precepts dictated," Prasad said. -
Compiled from Associated Press reports
Three die in Detroit blaze
DETROIT - A five-alarm fire raged through an abandoned
warehouse and part of a paper products company yesterday, killing three
firefighters, injuring at least five others and snarling evening rush-hour
One firefighter was dead on arrival at Detroit Southwest Hospital,
said medical director Dr. James Johnson. Two firefighters were dead at
Detroit Receiving Hospital, said hospital spokesman Dennis
He said one firefighter was dead on arrival, another died in the
emergency room, four firefighters would probably be admitted and
another was treated and released. The conditions of those held at the
hospital were not known last night, Archambault said. '
Soviets stage second nuclear
test, reject U.S. charges
MOSCOW - The Soviet Union detonated an underground nuclear
explosion yesterday, the second test in the two weeks since the Kremlin
ended a 19-month halt in nuclear weapons testing.
At the same time, a Kremlin spokesman rejected as "speculatios
and outright lies" American charges of Soviet cheating on arms accords.
But the spokesman, Boris Pyadyshev, expressed optimism that: th
superpowers could soon agree to rid Europe of their medium-range
missiles. He said Soviet envoys to the Geneva arms talks had been told
"to work for agreement in the shortest time possible."
The underground nuclear explosion in Soviet Kazakhstan was the
second since Feb. 26 when the Kremlin ended the test mortatorium that
had been a centerpiece of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's foreign
E. Lansing police plan to
crack down on Cedarfest
EAST LANSING - A plan to snuff out Cedarfest, a twice-a-year
brawling block party that disrupts this college town, was outlined
yesterday by city officials and community leaders.
If adopted by city government, police would set up a taped perimeter
around the party area and only residents with passes could enter. A coui
order would be sought to block the event as a public nuisance.
The plan calls for a new ordinance to ban open booze in public
strengthen unlawful assembly laws, enforce existing curfews and restric
parking in the Cedarfest area.
Anti-apartheid blacks and
whites join together in rally,
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Blacks and whites joined i,
rallies and lighted candles yesterday for the thousands of people jailed
without charge under South Africa's nine-month-old state of emergency
The Rev. Beyers Naude, an Afrikaner who broke with the
mainstream of the dominant white ethnic group over apartheid, told the'
largest gathering on National Detaineers Day:
"We call for our country to be free of dictatorship and tyranny. As
long as one child remains in prison and detained, our country remains in-
shackles. Don't remain silent any longer!" he appealed to other;
Afrikaners. "Stand up and be counted!"
People in the audience of about 800, which included many'
prominent anti-apartheid activists, raised cheers and fists in response.
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University Seminar: Galations
11:00 a.m., French Room.
An early morning fire struck
Theta Delta Chi fraternity
yesterday, according to Ann Arbor
Fire Inspector Robert Harris. The
fire was apparently ignited by an
electric guitar which was left on all
Ann Arbor Police are invest -
igating a recent break-in at
Dominicks restaurant. According to
Sgt Jan Suomala, the intruder
entered the building throughdan
unlocked door and took $125 early
by Steve Blonder
The Department of Philosophy
The University of Michigan
SIXTH ANNUAL MICHIGAN COLLOQUIUM IN PHILOSOPHY,
Friday, March 13, The Michigan League, the Michigan Room
David Guathier, Department of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh
HOBBES'S SOCIAL CONTRACT 1:00 PM
Commentator: Daniel Farrell, Department of Philosophy, Ohio State University
Jean Hampton, Department of Philosophy, University of California, LA
HOBBES'S EXPLANATION OF THE STATE
Commentator: Donald Herzog, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
Saturday, March 14, The Michigan League, the Michigan Room
Gregory Kavka, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Irvine
HOBBES AS A MODERN LIBERAL 10:00 AM
Paper to be read by Donald Regan, Law School and Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan
Commentator: William K. Frankena, Department of Philosophy, (Emeritus), University of Michigan
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I stole this car from Morgan
Fairchild, yeah, that's it!
LOS ANGELES - Police think they have caught the man
responsible for staging dozens of "bump-and-rob" thefts of expensive
cars, including one belonging to actress Morgan Fairchild.
Michael Lee Burton was booked for investigation of robbery after his:
arrest Tuesday night, said Lt. Ron Lewis.
In-the "bump-and-rob" cases, the thief typically crashed his car into
the rear of another auto, usually a Mercedes-Benz with a woman driving
alone, then stole the woman's car when she got out to investigate.
Ms. Fairchild's Jaquar was stolen earlier this winter after being hii
by a stolen Cadillac, police said. It in turn was used in another robbery.
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TOKA NIGHTY RIT
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Rather than give up, Pat Potochick and his mother Eva decided to
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