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The Michigan Daily-Monday, March 28,1988- Page 5
Students First sweeps elections,
takes 19 of 26 assembly seats

By RYAN TUTAK
Unofficial results of last week's
Michigan Student Assembly elec-
tions show the Students First party
walked away with 19 of 26 open
seats, increasing their majority in the
45-member assembly to 30 seats.
The Central Student Judiciary -
a panel of ten students that mediates
election disputes - will finalize the
vote count within the next two
weeks.
Students First candidates took
eight of nine LSA seats, all four
Rackham seats, and both business
school seats. Independent candidate
James McBain, a sophomore, took
the ninth LSA seat.

LSA junior Michael Phillips,
who was elected the next MSA
president, said he has worked with
many of the new representatives
while chair of the assembly's Student
Rights Committee and that he ex-
pects a productive year from them.
"I hope they're ready to get down
to business," he said. "I'm going to
run MSA just like I ran Student
Rights. Everyone put in a lot of
hours and was committed to the is-
sues, and I'll be expecting a lot from
them."
The 20-member Common Sense
party captured only four seats - two
uncontested spots in the engineering
school and one each in the art school
and the nursing school.

Phillips said Students First re-
cruited engineering representatives,
but they could not find any to com-
mit to the party who agreed with
their philosophy.
The only successful write-in
candidate was senior Andrew
Schmidt, who captured the School of
Natural Resources seat with five
votes, one cast by him. He said his
friends encouraged him to vote be-
cause they did not know the natural
resources candidate on the ballot. "It
was just a joke," he said. "I didn't
intend to win.
New MSA representatives will
begin their one-year term at the as-
sembly's weekly meeting tomorrow
night.

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Daily Photo by ROBIN LOZNAK
Distinguished scholars
Geraldine Bledsoe Ford, a judge for the Recorder's Court, gives the Convocation Address "Thinking with the
Heart" at the 65th annual Honors Convocation yesterday at Hill Auditorium. The ceremony, attended by
President Fleming and the Regents, was held to honor undergraduate students with outstanding academic
achievement.
Annual career fair outlines
alternative job opportunities

By EDDY MENG
Alternative careers - such as
working for Greenpeace or Amnesty
International don't offer the
wages and benefits found in tradi-
tional careers, but they offer the lure
of "a less bureaucratic environment,"
said Helen van Hook, a a panelist at
last weekend's Alternative Career
Fair.
"We find that workers really value
individual rapport and interaction
within their organizations," said van
Hook, who actively recruits college
graduates for the Northern Rockies
Action Group in Montana.
The Career Fair, held at East
p Quad, featured about 19 panelists

who stressed the importance of full-
time paying positions in alternative
careers for those who make sacri-
fices.
The panelists - with back-
grounds in education, media, law,
music and art - spoke on how they
managed to dedicate their lives to
social change and addressed the diffi-
cult personal and professional chal-
lenges involved.
Tennesee educator Mark Harris
said the pay is much lower than
"traditional" jobs, but alternative ca-
reers offer students "a chance to find
peace with one's own values."
There are also alternative careers

for students in more traditional fields
such as economics, said Frank
Thompson, a doctoral candidate in
economics. Thompson said any field
of study prepares students for
alternative careers.
"There are skills people learn just
by being a student," he said. "They
may seem mundane like learning to
write, but they are very important
organizational skills."
Alternative Career Center co-co-
ordinator Phillis Engelbert estimated
that 100 people attended the fair.
"We were pleased with the turnout,
especially the number of people
from the community," she said.

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Conference discusses
Israeli culture, politics
By LISA WINER ethnic groups in Israel, award-win-
Panelists hotly debated Israel's ning Israeli fiction, and the question
position in the occupied territories, of an Israeli constitution.
but two writers preferred to discuss But symposium panelists sparked
award-winning Israeli literature - debate with audience members about
both in celebration of yesterday's recent events in Israel in a sympo-
Fourth Annual Israel Conference sium entitled, "Prospects for Peace:
Day. 10 Years after Camp David."
The all-day symposium gave more Panelist Meir Zamir said the Is-
than 100 students, residents, and Is- raelis should grant autonomy to the
raelis living in Ann Arbor a chance Gaza Strip and West Bank. Peace
"to walk together...~ and to learn to will not be achieved in Israel until
know each other," said Yosi Tur- "Palestinians participate in their own n
Kaspa, chair of the conference. future," said Zamir, an Israeli who is ip h z
The recent unrest in Israel's occu- a visiting professor at Cornell Uni- ... comments on Palestinian unrest
pied territories was not planned as the versity. .,hoped the Israel Conference Day was
day's focus, Tur-Kaspa said, although But University Political Science successful in educating the public on
he did expect the session dealing with Prof. Raymond Tanter, who moder- both sides of the Israeli issue. He is
peace in the Middle East to "be the ated the discussion, reminded the au- "very disrupted by the way American
big one." dience that top officials in Israel'snewspapers are presenting the prob-
Because the public is overly con- present government do not support lem going on in Israel," he said.
cerned about the latest violence in withdrawing from most of the The conference was sponsored by
Israel, it has lost sight of Israeli cul- territories. "Why should Israel leave 17 organizations including the B'nai
ture, committee member Mike when Jordan illegally occupies the B'rith Hillel Foundation, the Union
Sherman said. territory?" Tanter asked. of Students for Israel, and the Uni-
In the eight sessions, experts dis- Yoram Kirson, an Israeli who is versity of Michigan Program in Ju-
cussed Jewish religious extremism, visiting Ann Arbor for a year, said he daic Studies.

REGISTRAR'S BULLETIN BOARD

. IT'S TIME!
EARLY REGISTRATION FOR SPRING, SUMMER,
SPRING-SUMMER, AND FALL TERMS IS HERE!
REGISTRATION SCHEDULE

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March 30-April 1

9:00 -11:45 a.m.
12:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Registration for Nursing students
and Graduate/Professional students
(except Business Administration)

April 4-19 (EXCEPT WEEKENDS)
Registration by appointment begins April 4 and ends April19 (except weekends).
Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. The exact appointment time and registration location
will be printed on the Student Verification Form. Students will register according
to the following priority group sequence:
Seniors 85 credits or more
Juniors 55-84 credits
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BALSA.
Continued from Page 3
discussion, said the minority aca-
demic community must shake the
"stigmatization" which occurs in the
faculty hiring process. The qualified
I minority candidate, he said, is judged
"below average but for Affirmative'
Action status."
Minority candidates for faculty
positions, Littlejohn said, must be
aware that universities mirror the

racist and sexist hiring policies and
trends in the larger community.
In addition to the panel discus-
sion, the two-day symposium fea-
tured welcoming and dedication
speeches by Law School Associate
Dean Edward Cooper and Barron
Wallace, the vice chair of BALSA
and second-year law student.
The symposium included several
other panel discussions and ended
with the Tenth Annual Alden J.
"Butch" Carpenter Scholarship Ban-
quet on Saturday evening.
The scholarship fund was estab-

lished immediately after Carpenter's
death in 1978 to honor his enthusi-
astic spirit and sense of responsibil-
ity toward the community.
The symposium, the first of its
kind, drew law professors from
across the country.
"It ran really well," said third-year
law student Carl Anderson, chair of
BALSA, after the conference was
over.
"We pulled in some of the most
distinguished law professors in the
country."

LOCATION
North Campus:
Central Campus:

153 Chrysler Center for all students enrolled in Architecture and
Urban Planning, Art, Engineering, Music (including Rackham
students enrolled in these units)
Room 17 Angell Hall for everyone else

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with a conventional war, not with a
nuclear exchange," he said. "The
prevention of conventional war is, I
believe, even of greater importance."

He noted that there are no physi-
cal barriers to prevent Eastern bloc
tanks from rolling into West Ger-
many primarily for political reasons

REMEMBER, YOU MUST HAVE THESE MATERIALS IN ORDER TO REGISTER:
Student Verification Form - this form will indicate the time and place to register
Student ID card
Election Work Sheet
Override Forms - if course/section has an entry restriction

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