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English
classes
forced
to move
BY TARA GRUZEN
, There just isn't enough room.
Between the construction of a
major computer center in Mason and
Angell Halls and a rise in the
number of English students, English
classes that were previously held in
Mason and Angell Halls have been
moved to the Engineering buildings.
"There has been a general increase
in enrollment in all our classes. The
number of English majors has more
than doubled since 1980," said
Associate Chair of the English
department June Howard.
Although some English pro-
fessors don't find it to be a problem,
others don't like being separated
from their offices, other classrooms,
And the English department office.
The general English faculty would
pefer to teach in Angell and in
asn," Howard said.
Many English students are also
frustrated that their classes have been
moved. As English major and LSA
Senior Jeannine Freeman stated, "I
feel like I'm having my English
classes in the Science department. It
4pesn't create a very good atmos-
here to walk by large structural
tnolecules and frog displays on my
way to English class."
Timothy Klever, service super-
visor of LSA, said with four class-
rooms being converted into com-
puter classrooms and with another
classroom being turned into a
disabled students classroom, there
doesn't seem to be much room for
change.
However, when the number of
classes that have actually been
moved are added up, Klever said,
only three or four English classes
have been transferred this semester.

Women
artists.
praised in

speedl
BY LISA PERCZAK
AND MARK KOLAR
Feminist artist Miriam Schapiro
attempted to describe the history and
environment of all women artists as
she narrated a two-part slide art
presentation before an audience of
about 100 last night in Angell Hall.
The focus of the lecture - the
fourth in a six-part series titled Re-
viewing Feminist Art - lay on the
development of The Patterns of
Decoration movement in New York
and California during the '70s.
"The movement began at a time
when the cry in the art world was
'painting was dead.' It was the first
time in American art when women
took a leading role," said Schapiro.
"One of the shared philosophies
between men and women was that
the elitist idea of separating art and
craft had to go."
Schapiro said the strength of the
Pattern movement -- one of com-
bining different art materials like
wire, pencils, plastic and glass -
lasted approximately ten years, al-
though it is still alive. "It was not as

appreciated in America as it was in
Europe."
In describing the "Patterns"
section, she showed slides containing
paintings, sketches and etchings
filled with geometric patterns. Fig-
ures' inmotion, houses, and fans
were prominent among the pictures.
The "Icons of Sentiment"
segment featured a variety of art and
craft forms filled with houses, fans,
and hearts. Schapiro chose and
arranged the slides to emphasize the
way the words "sentiment" and "sent-
imental" are used to trivialize
women.
"Hearts are containers of anguish
and love," she said, "Yet my hearts
were made as symbols for women -
sturdy places that pay tribute to
women's endurance."
After viewing the presentation,
Art History Ph.d. candidate Nathan
Griffith said, "We were given an
opportunity to see images that we
really would have no other access
to."
Schapiro will present the final
two shows of the series Tuesday and
Wednesday of this week.

DAVID LUBLINFJ/Doily
Project 4Community staff member Anita Bohn talks with student interested
in Experiential Fair program for internships.
Experiential education
fair0 students

BY MARINA SWAIN
To gain valuable insight into careers, students have
to "experience learning through doing," said Kerin
McQuaid, a Career Planning and Placement program
supervisor.
This was the goal of several University departments
and programs which gathered together to hold their
second annual Experiential Education Fair yesterday af-
ternoon.
About 20 students attended the fair, which featured
booths for different programs, and speeches from past
student participants.
The programs teaches students to complete their
own applications and to choose their field of interests.
"It will hopefully complement what they're learning
through reading and lectures," said McQuaid.
The organizations offer possibilities for interests as
varied as insurance and marine biology.
"I think a main part of your education in Natural
Resources should come from these experiences," said
Kasia Grisso, a School of Natural Resources senior and
SNR representative at the fair. "In order to do anything

in the environment you need to be out there and be ac-
tive," she said.
The seven speakers echoed the importance of direct
involvement in the job field. "I found myself as a par-
ticipant and an observer," said LSA senior Nina Lea-
cock. Leacock, who worked through Project Commu-
nity at Pound House Children's Center as a volunteer
during the school year and received credit.
"I just had an urge to work with children and get
away from a bunch of 21-year-olds," she said.
Heidi Crick, who worked for a commercial insurance
brokerage in Chicago, left with more than a sense of
accomplishment. The LSA senior also received a job
offer.
Dr. Richard Lichtenstein, a representative of School
of Public Health Opportunity Program, spoke of the
many rewards an internship can provide.
"The career issue is big," he said. Students can take
"a much less risky solution" in deciding on a career
through interning. They can also gain valuable confi-
dence in themselves by working in the real world, "not
an abstraction," he added.

Discovery shuttle to
launch Thursday

Ford grants help 'U' attract minorities

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)
- The five Discovery astronauts
flew through stormy skies from their
Houston training base to the Florida
launch site yesterday for. the first
U.S. foray into space since the
Challenger disaster three years ago.
Shuttle commander Frederick
Hauck said, "We're excited, we
cannot wait to do this."
NASA set the countdown clock
in motion yesterday morning for
liftoff at 9:59 a.m. Thursday.
NASA's rules, which have
tightened since Challenger, forbid
launching when there is lightening or
rain within 10 miles of the pad.
Thursday's forecast is for scattered
and broken clouds and a wind of 10--
15 knots from the southeast. Winds
over 17 knots from the south or 24
knots from any direction would
automatically scrub the liftoff.
On the pad itself, work was
proceeding without a hitch and the
weather forecast for Thursday remains
favorable.
Hauck said based on the
troublesome weather at the Cape,

"there is a 60 percent chance" of a
launch on schedule. "But I tell you,
we're excited," he said. "The mission
control team is ready. I know the
launch control team in Florida is
ready..The bird is ready and we're
ready."
A milestone in the preparations
occured late yesterday when the 60-
foot-long payload bay doors were
closed for flight and the shuttle was
tested for leaks that might imperil
the crew in the vacuum of space.
In anticipation of the launch,
signs sprouted around the Cape
Canaveral area wishing the Discovery
crew luck. At the security gate
someone hung a green ribbon, the
local symbol for America's return to
space, and a sign: "America's Pride,
The Journey Continues."
Asked about progress on the pad,
a test director replied, "In a word,
good."
The Discovery flight is to last
four days and one hour with a landing
Monday at Edwards Air Force Base in
California.

W06 .

BY SHARON HARROW
The University has always used
scholarships as a means of attracting
students. For the past four years, it
has been using Ford Foundation
sponsored fellowships to encourage
minority students to pursue doctorate
programs.
The scholarships provide minori-
ties with funds that make graduate
study possible, making higher
education a more possible and
6 appealing prospect for minority stu-

dents.
The program, which works
through the National Research
Council, has funded predoctoral and
dissertation fellowships for minority
students for the past four years.
The nation-wide program grants
55 predoctoral fellowships and 20
dissertation fellowships each year.
Of the approximately 800 applicants
last year, three students who were
granted funds for study chose to at-
tend the University for graduate

work.
The fellows are required to write+
annual progress reports to be ap-
proved by the NRC. Students must
also meet with extra-study require-l
ments, such as teaching and the pub-I
lishing studies.I
Of some 3,500 graduate students
at the University, only a little over
500 are minority students.;
The University counsels students;
and advises them of scholarship op-
portunities through the various de- ,

partments, said James Jackson, asso-
ciate dean for Graduate Student Re-
cruitment and Retention.
He said though the University
helps minority students financially,
there is always room for improve-
ment.
The University has been actively
involved in helping minority gradu-
ate students, said Susan Lipschutz,
associate dean of Rackham School of
Graduate Studies.

If you've ever dreamed of being behind the controls
of an airplane, this is your' chance to find out chat
it's really like.
A Marine Corps pilot is coming to campus who

If youre cut out for it. w'elI give you free civilian
flight training,i nalhe even S100 a month cash wi0hie
ou e in school. And someda\ on c( uld be tAing
a I larrier. Cora mr [ A1 VI.

can take \ y)u up fo' trial flights.
We're looking for a few

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G et taste of wlht life is like
Nat the top. The flight"s on us.

Fifth Annual Conference on
Teaching Ethics and Values in the University
Theme:
THE UNIVERSITY AND THE COMMON GOOD
Wednesday, September 28, 1988
4:15 P.M.
Rackham Amphitheater
Featured Speaker:
JOSEPH C. HOUGH, Jr.
Professor of Ethics and Public Policy
Claremont Graduate School Institute
for Public Policy Studies

Woo-

Seminar with Dr. Hough
League Library
Wednesda l Fenino Centemher 29

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