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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 8, 1987 - Page 5
MSA elects committee chairs

By MARTHA SEVETSON
The Michigan Student Assembly
last night elected new chairs to head
the assembly's 12 committees. The
two-tiered committee structure
adopted in 1986 consists of two
groups: committees, which handle
day-to-day MSA operations, and
commissions, which address issues.
The elections determined both
chair and vice-chair positions on the
six committees. The Budget
Priorities Committee will be led by
LSA freshman Chair Cheryl Tilles
and Vice-Chair Lisa Wallace, a

natural resources sophomore.
The Campus Governance
Committee, which appoints student
representatives to administrative and
ad hoc committees in the
University, will be headed by LSA
sophomore George Davis and LSA
junior Kristin Cabral as vice-chair.
Rackham graduate student Jeff
Gauthier will chair the Rules and
Elections Committee with Vice-
Chair LSA junior Jennifer Wilkes.
LSA junior Debbie Weisman
and LSA freshman Sarah Riordan
will co-chair the Communication

Committee, which handles
constituent contact. Engineering
freshman Brian Rashap will serve
as vice-chair.
Business school junior John
Bhushan will chair the External
Relations Committee, which
lobbies government at the national,
state, and local level. LSA junior
Eric Rosenberg will serve as vice-
chair. No chairs were appointed to
the Development committee.
LSA junior Lannis Hall will
retain her position as chair of the
Minority Affairs Committee.

Hilary Farber will also remain chair
of the Women's Issues Committee.
The Student Rights Committee,
which works against a code of non-
academic conduct and advocates
student concerns, will be chaired by
LSA sophomore Michael Phillips.
LSA junior Sumi Malhotra was
elected to chair the International
Students Committee, and the Peace
and Justice Committee will be co-
chaired by engineering sophomore
Terry Young and LSA junior Jackie
Victor.

'U' broadcasts U.S.

- Soviet news debate

High hopes Associated Press
Nick Feldman, 81, gears up for another baseball season. Unfortunately,
his spirits were not quite enough to carry the Tigers to victory. They lost
on Monday to the Yankees, 2-1.
TAs, University reach
tentative agreement

By RYAN TUTAK
For two hours, Soviet and
American reporters will try to
dispel stereotypes about their
countries on satellite TV. And
University students will be able to
watch.
This teleconference, called
"USA/USSR SPACEBRIDGE:
The Role of the Media in Current
Relations," is.the opening session
of the American Society of
Newspaper Editors' one-week
convention. It will be shown at 11
a.m. in room 2011 of the Modern
Languages Building today.
PETER Jennings, ABC World
News Tonight anchor and senior
editor, will moderate a panel of
three American journalists in San
Francisco. Vladimir Pozner, Soviet
State Television and Radio
commentator, will arbitrate the
Soviet panel at a Moscow
television studio.
The Center for
Communications, a New York-
based nonprofit organization that
informs college students about
communications fields, is
sponsoring the link-up in America,
in conjunction with the ASNE.
THE University was selected as
a viewing site, along with50other
colleges, because of its strong
Russian and East European Studies
program, according to Ruth Hastie,
a department professor.
"One of the tasks of the Center
for Russian and East European
Studies is to help people understand

more about the Soviet Union. We
consider (presenting the
teleconference) a public service,"
Hastie said.
The panel of reporters will
discuss what investigative
journalism means in both
countries, how it is practiced, and
how each country covers
international news.
STUA R T Loory, one of the
participants on the American panel,
is the senior correspondent of Cable
News Network, and an organizer of
the spacebridge series. In a
telephone interview, he explained
the difference between American and
Soviet news reporting:

"Boiled down, the American
press is a quasi-official check
within our system of checks and
balances. When the mass media
does its job best, it is the
representation of the people in the
halls of government.
"The Soviet press is a controlled
check. It is a part of the monolith
that runs that country. Whatever
independence it does exercise, it
exercises within carefully controlled
limits of the Communist Party."
He feels that the Soviet
government has recently given the
press more freedom than in the
past. "Issues are being debated, and
the reporters are being

(Continued from Page 1)
If it is not renewed, yesterday's
agreement will hit non-resident
students much harder than residents.
For many non-residents -
approximately 60 percent of all
TAs - this would mean a "break-
even" contract and in some cases a
drop in take-home pay..
Resident students, as opposed to
non-residents, would not be hurt
because their tuition waiver does

not exceed $5,250. In all resident
cases, the new agreement means a
salary raise.
If the $5,250 tax exempt level
were maintained, the contract would
benefit all TAs -residents and
non-residents alike.
GEO President Alice Haddy said,
"The University moved farther and
faster on this contract than ever
before. In reaching this agreement,
the University showed their interest
in improved quality of education."

LSA Action Group
Did you know that the school of
Literature, Science, and the Arts
does not grant the credit to LSA
students for taking ROTC classes?
The LSA Student Government
has formed an action group to
remedy this problem. All
interested please attend the
weekly meeting at 5 pm on
Wednesdays in room 4003
Michigan Union or call 763-4799.

investigative," he said.
Loory believes that the Soviets
will learn more from the
spacebridge than Americans will,
because the Americans are the
teachers. "What we are going to
learn is not the important thing.
Our audiences may be enlightened a
little bit by what they hear. The
important thing is that we are
going to gain because the Soviets
are going to gain.
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