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The Michigan Daily, Thursday, September 10, 1987- Page 17
Initiatves foster student, faculty interaction

(Continued from Page 3)
-velop a workbook for the course
-xt summer.
Another initiative winner, Intro-
uction to the Natural Sciences at
ie Biological Station, submitted by
iology Professors Brian Hazlett and
ames Teeri, provides non-science as
vefl as science majors with the
pportunity to conduct research at
he University Biological Station.
Aside from classrooms, the 50 to
i0 students involved will share
lining halls, laboratories, and
volleyball games with renowned
Other projects accepted involve
taking faculty members out of
traditional settings to enhance
student-faculty interaction.
THE Faculty Associate Program,
proposed by South Quad Building
Director Mary Antieau and Resident
Directors Lucy Marshall and
Maryanne Hodge, will bring faculty
!rom various departments and South
Quad residents together for informal
meetings at the dorm.
Faculty associates will spend two
hours a week eating and socializing
in South Quad. Picnics, tailgate
parties, and other events have beer
discussed as possible activities as
"We would like to see a
significant change in the way
lstudents and faculty interact,"
Antieau said. "This school is too
large for this type of thing to happen
She also said she hopes the
program will help to eliminate the
stereotype many faculty member.
carry as being haughty and aloof.
THE Undergraduate Colloquiun
Series has been called the mo:
riginal proposal selected. Author

Frederick Nahm, Taeku Lee and
Steve Barrett proposed establishing
a colloquium where undergraduates
write papers outside of the classroom
and submit them for review by a
panel of students and a
"distinguished scholar," Nahm said.

ALSO the results of a number of
roposals funded will not be
pparent until subsequent semesters
ecause researching and developing
iew courses will take at least one
Business School Prof. Larue
losmer and history Prof. Nicholas
Steneck will research a class that
will deal with a systemic approach
to ethical problems undergraduates
may face in the future.
Hosmer said he is looking for a
logical approach to the ethical
dilemmas pervasive in society. "We
not only want to teach young
students how to deal with these
problems but we want them to be
able to pass this information on
when they are in professional
positions." Hosmer said.
HERZOG will be researching
political theory this fall for a winter
term course that will teach students
how to approach a political
The LSA Collegiate Council will
receive $220,000 of the initiative
fund. LSA faculty will submit
proposals to the council to receive a
portion of the fund.
In a letter to all LSA faculty,
Collegiate Council Chair Jack
Meiland, who is LSA's Associate
Dean for Long Range Planning and
Curriculum, said the council stresses
the need to develop "innovative ways
to enhance student learning in large
Projects already underway on
campus have also received funds
from the initiative. Money for
expanding the Alternative Career
Center (ACC) and Safewalk, a
student run escort service have been

... introduced initiative program.
He said the program will take
"academia out of the classroom."
Paper topics will cover a broad
range of subjects, so students from
all areas of concentration will have a
chance to participate. The program
will be the only one of its kind in
the country, and Nahm hopes to see
it expand to other universities.
Many of the chosen proposals do
not directly involve undergraduates
but will primarily benefit them. For
example there are four proposals for
improving teaching assistant
training and enhancing TA's
awareness of minority issues.

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Power still learning University issues
ofwihteUi t i i t has two different as



(Continued from Page 16)
While describing his senatorial
campaign as an intense and
important learning process, the loss
was a great disappointment because
"I hate to lose," Power said matter of
factly, "at anything."
POWER added the amount of
noney now required to campaign in
'I'm a person whose wife
died suddenly a n d
nexpectedly. My first
priority is to my family.'
- Philip Power,
University regent (D-Ann
national elections has greatly com-
pomised the political process.
"I think that campaigns should b
publicly funded. It makes it hard for
a. candidate to remain independent. I
sets up all sorts of weird
relationships. It creates lots of
ambiguities between a candidate o
office holder and the people wh(
make contributions to them and i
calls up the integrity of the politica

system within the minds of the
people. When the political process is
lacking integrity, that's a recipe for
Power feels "very uneasy" about
the condition of our political system
and uncertain about the direction in
which we are heading, and in which
the Reagan administration has taken
"I think the intellectual and moral
poverty of this administration has
never been more clearly displayed,"
Power said, carefully choosing his
"I think there's a lot of sense in
both the Democratic and Republican
parties that we've really short-
changed this issue of human
potential for a long time. It's
inconceivable to me that a country
can spend billions of dollars on a
fighter plane and can't even get kids
to graduate high school and be
literate. It's just . . . just .. .1
mean, what is this?"
Yet despite his frustrations abou
r the "system," Power has no plans tc
t return to national politics.
d "I'm a person whose wife diet
f suddenly and unexpectedly. My firs
r priority is to my family and sot
o (Nathan, age 5), my second priorit
it is to my friends, and my thir
l priority is to the institutions Iov

of which the University is one."
Power has found the immensity
of the University rather daunting and
has been trying to create an
intellectual means of visualizing the
institution, and understanding the
unique nature of the University. He
has come up with a system he is
rather proud of.
"Managing the University of
Michigan is one of the hardest jobs
in the whole world and it's hard

to it," he said.
"One is that it's a public
institution and has obligations of
service to the state. On the other
hand the University is a seriously
excellent University . . . the
greatness of the University comes
from managing the tension between
a great University and a public
University. No tension, no
challenge, no greatness."

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