Page 2 -The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, January 26, 1988
Students describe orientation
Compiled from Associated Press reports
By LISA POLLAK
They came. They saw. They
picked four classes.
And, in between, students at last
summer's orientation sessions spent
their time in Ann Arbor eating,
drinking, testing, touring, shopping,
talking, and doing everything but
sleeping for 48 hours.
LSA officials are hoping to add
"learning more about the academic
ideals of LSA" to that list of activi-
ties by, among other changes, in-
cluding two - rather than the usual
one - "one-on-one" counseling
sessions in this summer's orienta-
FEEDBACK from some current
first-year LSA students indicates the
extra counseling will be useful in
sharpening the often-foggy early
academic outlook . Others wondered
if the counseling itself couldn't stand
"If they could just give us more
of an idea of something to work
from in planning our schedules, that
would be better," Tom Corbett said.
"I walked in there, and I was
lost... I didn't really think my
counselor was that effective. All she
did was tell me what I did on the
tests. I had no idea what a freshman
Wesley Bonds, who said some of
his classes were carefully chosen
while others were "more last minute
choices," said "the extra counseling
would help a lot... I'd like to have a
counselor talk to me about the stuff
you don't read about in the course
guide - what teachers are good,
stuff like that... I took a class or
two without knowing why."
"MAYBE ANOTHER coun-
seling session would be better,"
Matt Waier said. "My older brother
gave me more background than any-
one at orientation. And the classes I
took this term are pretty much the
classes I took last term. I really did
sort of pick them out of thin air."
Several students said they hoped
counselors would strive to better ex-
plain the courses - rather than just
stressing distribution requirements.
"I did kind of feel like I was tak-
ing classes just to take them... and
that seems like a waste. More coun-
seling would definitely be better than
what we already have," said Justine
BUT STUDENTS were wary
that the new academic emphasis
would overshadow the social nature
of summer orientation.
"I think orientation is more of a
social thing. That's how it should
be," Bonds said. "It gives students
something to look forward to."
LSA to add to prograim
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No current programs will be cut counselors, and faculty this fall.
from the 46-nour summer orienta-
tion session, Horne said, although it
may be a few hours longer.
LSA Dean Peter Steiner said early
this month that a "visiting commit-
tee" of LSA alumni recommended an
evaluation of the orientation pro-
"It came to our attention that
much of the counseling we do ne-
glects the problems of people before
they get here... and that orientation
spent too little time on individual
academic counseling," Steiner said.
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DETROIT (AP) - About 8,700 leaders in Detroit last week. The au-
General Motors Corp. workers in thorization set the deadline for talks
Pontiac were prepared yesterday to go on a replacement for the local con-
on strike if company and union tract, which expired last fall. Dou-
negotiators are unable to reach a local glas and GM bargainers were negoti-
union contract by 10 a.m. today, a ating yesterday.
union official said. "We're trying to get a new local
Don Douglas, president of United contract and we seem to be running
Auto Workers local 594 in Pontiac into a little problem," said Ron
and UAW dissident, received strike Miller, Local 594 vice president.
authorization from national union "Historically... the real bargaining
seems to go about the last 24 hours
before the strike deadline. I'm still.
kind of optimistic that they'll reach
an agreement by 10 a.m. tomorrow."
Miller said both sides had bar-
gained through the weekend and pre-
dicted that talks would continue
around the clock. Local 594 members
made picket signs and drew up strike
duty rosters yesterday afternoon.
Israelis discuss new Egyptian
peace proposal to end unrest
JERUSALEM - Israel's coalition government was split yesterday
over an Egyptian peace proposal that includes suspending Palestinian
riots and a moratorium on Jewish settlement in the occupied territories.
Also, reporters saw soldiers use sledgehammers and crowbars to open
shops in Gaza City and the West Bank to try to end a lingering strike of
In related events, four Palestinian activists from Gaza facing
deportation dropped their appeals to Israel's Supreme Court yesterday.
"They feel they will not obtain justice from an Israeli court," said
Fayez Abu Rahme, a Gaza lawyer. "They said international public
opinion has already decided that deportation is illegal and we'd hate to see
it legalized in court."
Four Palestinians from the West Bank were expelled to Lebanon on
Jan. 13. A fifth West Bank Palestinian dropped his appeal earlier this
Mecham to face recall vote
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Gov. Evan Mecham will have to face a recall
election or resign after the secretary of state announced yesterday that his
opponents had collected more than enough signatures to force such a vote.
Mecham, who also faces legislative impeachment hearings and criminal
charges in connection with a campaign loan, repeated his assertion that he
will not resign, a spokesperson said.
Rose Mofford, the Democratic secretary of state who would replace the
Republican governor if he resigns or is removed from office, said 301,032
signatures were verified. The Mecham Recall Committee needed 216,746
valid signatures to force a vote.
Armed men ambush, kidnap
Colombian prosecutor eneral
BOGOTA, Colombia - Armed men ambushed and kidnapped the
country's chief prosecutor yesterday, killing his two bodyguards and ap-
parently wounding him.
The government blamed the abduction on the Medellin Cartel, which
U.S. officials say controls 80 percent of the cocaine entering the United
About four hours after the abduction of Prosecutor General Carlos
Mauro Hoyos, police searching the hills around Medellin for him stum-
bled on and freed a Bogota mayoral candidate whom traffickers had kid-
napped a week ago.
Many rally for slain officer
DALLAS - Hundreds of people rallied to support the beleaguered
Dallas Police Department yesterday as authorities said they would try to
prosecute bystanders who yelled "Shoot him, shoot him" before a vagrant
killed a police officer.
"It's good to see this support in the community for a change. Most of
the time we only see the negative side," said officer Thomas Cicio,
observing the crowd of about 400 who marched from the John F.
Kennedy Memorial to City Halland back.
Some carried signs reading "God Bless Our Men and Women in Blue"
and "Police Are People, Too"
The shooting of the white officer by the black vagrant Saturday has
heightened a growing tension between the mostly white department and
the city's minority community.
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Some students are also well aware
of the fact that the experience of
having been involved with a
political group can only help out in
the job world. Brian Felder, an LSA.
junior, reasoned that his first priority
is to help elect Democratic candidate
Al Gore, but working on the
campaign "might also give me
experience for the foreign service."
But ultimately, students join
campus campaign groups because
it's a good place to inform students
who don't know much about the
issues or an individual candidate's
platforms. Plus, as Tara O'Neil, an
LSA senior, and a member of Stu-
dents for Gore, said, "Students are
the most invigorating group to work
with," because they're youngerand
more active. While many older
voters have established party voting
patterns, University students are new
to politics and are generally more
open to new ideas, she said.
Most of the newly established
campus groups will disappear after
the nominations when all but two of
the major candidates are eliminated.
While some group members will
forget about activism and succumb
to voting for whoever they feel to be
the lesser of two evils, many others
will rally to garner support for their
favorite new nominee.
Jeff Johnson, a junior LSA
student and member of College
Republicans, says that his group's
activities will intensify dramatically
following the nominations.
Because delegates to the state
Republican convention were selected
in 1986, supporters can do little
around campus to influence the
party's caucuses, said Johnson.
Unlike the Democrats, they join
umbrella groups on campus to give
support to whoever needs it.
Democrats, who still have a
chance to push individual candidates
before the upcoming primaries, join
groups pushing individual
candidates. Democratic delegates
vote at the national convention
according to the results of a state-
Opinions differ on how much of a
difference a bunch of college students
can make. Some believe they have a
significant impact; others aren't so
HAS 3-RING BINDERS
Red raspberries jam highway
MESICK, Mich. (AP) - A truck carrying 22 tons of frozen
raspberries became a roadside fruit stand when it jackknifed on a slippery
"Some of the local people went down there and bought some of them
by the road," said Trooper Don Rauschenberger of the state police post in
Allen Eastman of Evart was driving the truck north on Michigan 15
when he lost control of the rig while heading down a hill about five miles
east of Mesick, in Wexford County, Rauschenberger said.
"When the truck jackknifed the doors came open and the front end of
the trailer split open," spilling containers of frozen raspberries on the
shoulder, he said.
The tractor-trailer rig was hauling raspberries to the Chef Pierre Inc.
pie plant in Traverse City. "They were going to make frozen raspberry
pies out of them," Rauschenberger said.
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