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The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, December 5, 1990- Page 3

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Teach for America seeks
'U' students for prolram

Ay Henry Goldblatt
LDaily Staff Reporter
Widely acclaimed as the "Peace
Corps for teaching," Teach for
America recruiters will be on cam-
'pus today to publicize the program
aimed at revitalizing the nation's
,public schools.
Conceived as Princeton graduate
Wendy Kopp's senior thesis, Teach
or America (TFA) seeks to attract
students with undergraduate and
'graduate degrees and arrange two-year
teaching positions in urban and rural
-public school districts that normally
hlfave severe shortages in personnel.
" The program's goal is to moti-
f'ate participants to pursue careers as
public school teachers beyond the
-two-year commitment.
,TFA received 2,600 applicants in
989 for the program. The organiza-
lion placed 500 recent university
graduates in New York City, Los
Angeles, New Orleans, Baton
huge, and rural counties in Georgia
'ind North Carolina - areas with se-
vere teacher shortages.
"The program is so exciting be-
cause it takes some of the most in-
i'lligent, well-rounded students and
r laces them in a lot of settings
W.'here there are not a lot of expecta-
tions... it has potential to revolu-
tionize all of America," said LSA
senior Chris Ordway, the TFA cam-
us representative.

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Starting salaries of TFA mem-
bers are identical to those of other
starting teachers in their districts.
This year, salaries ranged from
$17,500 to $29,500, Ordway said.
TFA representatives say the pro-
gram draws students that want to
teach in public schools, but do not
know how to get started.
Applicants are not necessarily re-
quired to have a teaching certificate
to participate in the program.

school alone. There is a real strongly
knit network and a real strong sense
of camaraderie," Ordway said.
"We keep in close contact with
the teachers. We have support offices
in the region and regional directors
that staff the offices," agreed
Huschle.
To participate in TFA students
must complete an application avail-
able in the Career Planning Place-

'The program is so exciting because it takes
some of the most intelligent, well-rounded
students and... it has potential to revolutionize
all of America' - LSA senior Chris Ordway,
TFA campus representative

"Students are very interested in
the program because... they never
really knew public school teaching
was an option, it's not as publicized
as other programs," said Ian
Huschle, TFA National Director of
Communications, Planning, and
Development.
"Education is one of the areas of
the public agenda that needs a lot of
work," he added.
One of the biggest benefits of
TFA is that it provides a sense of
community for teachers, say orga-
nizers.
"No teacher is ever sent into a

ment office and return it to the TFA
national office in New York City by
Jan. 4, 1991.
"We have a 14 point criteria (for
selecting applicants.) Candidates
must show persistence, adaptability,
flexibility, commitment... and sen-
sitivity," Huschle said.
"This year we will be expanding
to areas yet undetermined. We are
considering Oakland, D.C., Ap-
palachia, sections of Texas, Rio
Grande, and Houston," Huschle said.
TFA is holding an informational
meeting today at 5:30 in the Michi-
gan Union Wolverine Room.
bs gardeni
recommend that the larger Congress
of Peoples' Deputies amend the char-
ter when it convenes Dec. 17.
"The president explained some
general ideas, but we don't know the
real functions for the new institu-
tions," said Fyodor Burlatsky, a
reformer.
Gorbachev, after fielding ques-
tions from legislators, said he re-
jected accusations that the proposed
changes reflected "imperial ambi-

Assembly
selects
committee
leaders
by Christine Kloostra
Daily MSA Reporter
Most of Michigan Student
Assembly's 13 committees and
commissions will be headed by the
same chairs as last term.
Elections for chairs and vice-
chairs were held at last night's MSA
meeting, resulting in eight represen-
tatives being re-elected to their
posts. Three of the elections were
tabled.
Many of the newly re-elected
chairs said they planned to continue
the work they had begun this
semester.
"This semester we've done every-
thing in preparation for next term,"
said Women's Issues Chair Jennifer
Dykema, an LSA representative,
adding that her plans include holding
a workshop to discuss a pamphlet on
sexism on campus and continuing to
publish a monthly calendar of
women's events.
Health Issues Chair Paul
Oppedisano said, "Health Issues will
continue to take an educational per-
spective and create a dialogue around
issues."
Aberdeen Marsh, chair of the
Environmental Issues Commission,
said, "We'll continue next semester
with some things we began this
semester," including selling refill-
able mugs to eliminate styrofoam
use and an environmental career fair.
Other chairs include: Andrew
Kanfer, Budget Prioritie S
Committee; Lynn Chia, Campus
Governance; Brett White,
Communications; Bill Cosnowski,
External Relations; Jonathan Uy,
Rules and Elections; Paula Church,
Peace and Justice; and Corey
Dolgon, Student Rights.

Left behind
A mournful umbrella lies in the slush while oblivious passers-by walk to and
from classes.

Gorbachev suggesi

' .MOSCOW (AP) - Soviet
President Mikhail Gorbachev said
yesterday he will crack down on
black marketeering and boost food
ifnports to feed the nation this win-
ter, and he wants people to plant
their own gardens to raise food next
year.
y "Rural and urban residents should
-e free to pursue agriculture,"
Gorbachev told the Supreme Soviet
Ofgislature, which has demanded ur-

gent steps to ease the food crisis.
Gorbachev also outlined proposed
changes in the government, includ-
ing the creation of a vice presidency
and a Security Council. They also
would streamline the Cabinet and
strengthen the Federation Council,
which includes representatives of the
republics.
Those changes require constitu-
tional amendments, and the Supreme
Soviet legislature voted 281-17 to

h
ng to figl
tions" for the strengthened office of
president, the official news agency
Tass reported.
During the first three months of
1991, he said the government would
spend about $1.2 billion on food.
That included 10 million tons of
grain, 1.9 million tons of sugar,
156,000 tons of flour, 277,000 tons
of sunflower oil, 357,000 tons of
meat and meat products, 4.5 million

t hunger
tons of milk products and 110,000
tons of groats.
Gorbachev said workers' control
committees would be formed over
the next two or three weeks to make
sure food is not diverted to the black
market from the state distribution
system. The KGB security police
and state prosecutors have also been
assigned to this task, Soviet officials
said.

Corrections
Police officer status requires both state certification and authorization by
a state, county, or local agency.
Bill Cosnowski is an Engineering representative to the Michigan Student
Assembly and is a member of the Conservative Coalition.
Republican Ingrid Sheldon is the Second Ward City Councilmember.
..
THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Attention all groups that make submissions
to the List or the Weekend List:
Beginning in January, the List in Weekend Magazine will
Include performances, movies and other entertainment
events for the entire week, Friday through Thursday. For
this reason, we ask that you submit such items at least one
week before the issue of Weekend in which you want your
item to run.

Meetings
EQ/RC Social Group for Les-
'bians, Bisexuals and Gay
Men, weekly meeting. Call 763-
4186 (days) or 763-2788 (nights) for
location. 9-11:00.
La Parlotte (The French Con-
!versation Club), weekly meeting.
MLB 4th Floor Commons, 4-6:00.
Latin American Solidarity
Committee, weekly meeting.
Union, Anderson Rm., 8:00.
IIRGIM, weekly meeting. Union,
Rm. 4109, 8:00.
Volunteer Income Tax Assis-
tance. B-School, Hale Aud., 7:00.
Pre-Med Club. Med.-Sci. 2, 7:00.
Trained Volunteer Corps. For
info call Margaret at 763-3548. LSA
Bldg., Rm. 4050, 7-8:30. Enter
through back door.
Speakers
"Challenging the 90s: How
can we effectively educate our
Black youth?" forum sponsored by
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Trotter House, 7-8:30.
Dhoruba Bin Wahad, speech
sponsored by Black Student Union.
Hutchins Hall, 7:00.
"What Are We in the AIDS
Epidemic?", Dr. June Osborn,
speaker. School of Public Health,
Thomas Francis Bldg., Aud., noon.
"Hannukah in Our Day," Rabbi
Reuben Drucker, speaker. Hillel,
7:00.
Visitin g Wrter. .riesnr.. .t.

of Sciences, speaker. Lane Hall
Commons Rm., noon.
"Wavelets and Optimal Non-
linear Function Estimates,"
Prof. lain Johnstone of Stanford,
speaker. Mason Hall, Rm. 451, 4:00.
Furthermore
Safewalk functions 8-1:30 Sun.-
Thurs., 8-11:30 Fri.-Sat. Call 936-
1000 or stop by 102 UGLi.
Northwalk functions 8-1:30 Sun.-
Thurs., 8-12:00 Fri.-Sat. Call 763-
WALK or stop by 2333 Bursley.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors avali-
ble to help with your papers Sunday-
Thursday, Angell/Haven Computing
Center, 7-11:00.
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do
Club, weekly practice. Call 994-
3620 for info. CCRB Martial Arts
Rm., 8:30-9:30.
U of M Cycling Club, weekly
women's ride. For info call Robin
Pena (764-1723). Leaves steps of Hill
Aud. at 3:30.
Central American Beans &
Rice Dinner, weekly event. Guild
House, 802 Monroe St., 6:00.
Teach for America. Union
Wolverine Rm., 5:30.
"The Meaning of the Indus-
trial Revolution," video spon-
sored by UM Students of Objectivism.
B-School, Rm. 2170, 8:00.
"Life on a Curve," a show about
education sponsored by The Resi-
dence Hall Repertory Theatre Troupe.
Markley, South Pit, 10:00.
..- .,.. kir Wax (C11.

Bush still
skeptical
about
sanctions
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP)
- President Bush rejected recom-
mendations yesterday from former
Pentagon chiefs to give sanctions
against Iraq at least a year to work.
A Uruguayan leader urged Bush to
have "infinite patience" before resort-
ing to military force.
Bush, on the second day of a
salute-to-democracy tour across
South America, said he was not con-
vinced "sanctions alone would bring
(Iraq's Saddam Hussein) to his
senses."
Oil prices driven up by the gulf
crisis have devastated many coun-
tries' economies, he said, vowing,
"This is not going to go on forever."
"And yet you never flinched, your
country never flinched, you never
wavered in support of these U.N.
sanctions," said Bush, the first
American president to visit Uruguay
since Lyndon Johnson in 1967.
Back in Washington, House
Democrats voted 177-37 in caucus
for a non-binding resolution telling
Bush he must first get permission
from Congress before sending troops
into battle.
Former Defense Secretary Robert
McNamara added his voice to the
witnesses before the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee urging caution
in the U.S.-led effort to force Iraq to
relinquish its hold on Kuwait.
"Who can doubt that a year of
blockade will be cheaper than a week
of war?" asked McNamara, who led
the U.S. military buildup in Viet-
nam.
Even in Montevideo, restraint
was urged upon Bush, Uruguay's
vice president exhorted Bush to exer-
cise "infinite patience in making a
judgment" in the gulf crisis.
Bush said; "The best hope for
peace is for him to understand that
all means necessary to fulfill these
resolutions will be used against
him."

Gulliver s model
Dave Dascola of the Dascola Barbershop on E. Liberty sets up his model train set in front of his shop window.

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