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VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
School of Ed.
Art & Arch.
8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m. UGLI
8:30 a.mn3:30 p.m. Couzens
8:30 p.m.-10:15 p.m. Alice Uoyd
8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Mo-Jo
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Markley
9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. South Quad
9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
12:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. West Quad
10 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
10 a.m.-2:40 p.m. East Quad
10:15 a.m.-3 p.m.
10:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Bursley
10:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Rackham
10:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Grad. Lib.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Med. Science
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
3:15 p.m.-10 p.m.
4:15 p.m.-6 p.m.
4:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
4:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
5 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
4:15 p.m.-6 p.m.
11:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
4:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
4 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
4:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
7 p.m.-10:15 p.m.
7:15 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Ede Fox Scott Gast
Progressive Party Conservative Coalition
How do you feel about the current assembly?
What are your top three priorities if elected to MSA?
Hunter Van Valkenburgh Beth O'Conner
Progressive Party Conservative Coalition
How do you feel about MSA's image problem?
Ede Fox, Progressive Party presi-
dential candidate: I feel the current
MSA administration has been inef-
fective in lobbying for student con-
cerns. Under the conservative party
MSA has become an exclusive body
to serve the needs of the administra-
tion of this University rather than its
Hunter Van Valkenburgh, Pro-
gressive Party vice presidential
candidate: The current administra-
tion seems to be good at cranking out
thick reports that no one had the time
to read and that are ignored by the
University administration. A 50-page
report is meant for elite eyes only,
and doesn't do anything to improve
MSA accessibility. A better use of
time would be to disseminate infor-
mation pertinent to student issues to
students, and use it as a basis for
organizing for change.
Scott Gast, Conservative Coalition
presidential candidate: The assem-
bly under President James Green of
the Conservative Coalition has gone a
long way toward greater respect on
campus. James has done much to in-
crease MSA credibility with both the
students of this campus and the ad-
ministration. MSA has become more
responsive to student needs and less
focused on personal agendas.
Beth O'Conner, Conservative Coa-
lition vice presidential candidate:
The assembly under the Green ad-
ministration has improved a great deal.
The assembly is more responsive to
the needs of students, as shown in the
record of CC leadership. CC has in-
creased student funding while at the
same time cutting the student fee,
they have implemented automatic stu-
dent group recognition, and they have
createdan all-nightlibrary. This shows
the concern CC has for students, not
its own personal agendas.
Fox: My top priorities if electedto the
assembly wouldbe to increase MSA's
accountability and effectiveness, to
address concerns of all traditionally
excluded people, and to open family
housing on North Campus to all fami-
lies regardless of sexual orientation.
Van Valkenburgh: A. Restore the
service level of the Tenants Union
and Student Legal Services - both
free services for all students - to
previous levels. B. Investigate the
University's budget, and publish an
easily understood summary of it so
students get an idea of where their
tuition dollars go. C. As an extension
of (B), lobby the regents and the Leg-
islature for a freeze on tuition hikes of
Gast: As president of the Michigan
Student Assembly, my first priority
would be to make MSA more respon-
sive to the needs of students. The
assembly now is still too far removed
from the students, lacking the respect
it could have if it had always truly
pursued student concerns. I would
also like to see much of the needless
bureaucracy of the assembly reduced.
O'Conner: My first priority as an
MSA representative would be to re-
duce much of the internal bickering of
the assembly, which is simply coun-
terproductive. Secondly, I would like
to bring MSA closer to the students.
This could be accomplished by hold-
ing meetings in the residence halls
and making representatives more ac-
cessible to the students. Thirdly, I
would like to see more money made
available for student groups. Themain
reason MSA exists is for the students;
this is one of the most direct ways in
which the assembly can serve them.
Fox: MSA's image problem is solv-
able with a lot of work. Past adminis-
trations have done the minimum
amount of work to keep MSA run-
ning. If elected, we plan to do a maxi-
mum amount of work to make MSA
accountable to all student groups
rather than waiting for students to
come to MSA and voice their con-
cerns. This in itself will increase the
number of students voting in MSA
elections. Once students see thatMSA
can improve all aspects of student
life, students will begin to care about
Van Valkenburgh: You can lead a
horse to water, but you can't make it
drink.... Office hours by reps have
traditionally been ignored, cutting
back on rep/constituent contact. I
would be in favor of replacing them
with information tables in each school
on a bi-weekly or monthly basis, and
putting up suggestion boxes to find
out what students want us to do. Leav-
ing major controversial decisions up
to referendum would also promote
Gast: In the last year, Conservative
Coalition has gotten MSA back on a
road to respectability. Meetings are
run much more efficiently under the
CC administration; minutes are also
being kept for the first time in many
years. If we are to continue MSA's
movement toward greater credibil-
ity, we must continue to put the con-
cerns of students first in our priori-
ties. We must also bring MSA closer
to the students, so that the students
know what it is that MSA does for
them. By working for students, and
not our own personal agendas, we
will continue to earn the respect of
O'Conner: MSA does not enjoy a
respectable reputation on campus
now. CC has been working to change
this in the last year with a good deal
of success. We will continue this
process, with a continued emphasis
on student concerns and student is-
sues. By truly representing student
concerns, students will grow to re-
spect MSA more.
,Refugees plan to go
home to Cambodia
SITE 2 REFUGEE CAMP,
Thailand (AP) - Cambodian
refugees gathered their belongings
and hopes yesterday, preparing to
return home under a peace accord.
For some, it also meant freedom
from the fearful grip of Khmer
About 600 refugees from camps
just inside Thailand were bused to a
compound in Site 2 for final checks
and a last night of exile:
Today, after a ceremony, the
United Nations plans to transport
them transport them across the bor-
der to western Cambodia, starting a
nine-month repatriation of 370,000
The operation faces many possi-
ble perils - continued fighting in
some areas of Cambodia, the coun-
try's numerous land mines and lack
of secure areas, its primitive health
and living conditions.
"You don't easily take people
back to a country after 20 years of
bloody conflict ... to a country that
is still not at peace," said Sergio
Vimira de Mello, a special envoy of
the U.N. High Commissioner for
Chane Sokchhea, one of the
refugees chosen for the trip today,
expressed anxiety, "I feel worried
about snipers, mines and the Khmer
Rouge, but I want to meet my rela-
tives in Cambodia, my parents,
brother and sister," he said.
The refugees fled the border after
Vietnamese troops invaded
Cambodia in 1978.
by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Staff Reporter
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Udergraduate Society, pre-
CRISP coffee hour, 221 Angell Hall 4
Club, Angell Hall 2220 7-8 p.m.
Federation, 3040 Frieze 6:00 p.m.
(ENACT), weekly mtg, 1040
School of Natural Resources, 7 p.m.
Public Relations Student
Society of America (PASSA),
mandatory mtg, 2050 Frieze
Society for the Advancement
of Environmental Education,
1046 School of Natural Resources,
Take Back the Night, weekly
ntg, Michigan League, check
information desk for rm, 7 ,p.m.
Undergraduate Psych Society,
2235 Angell Hall, 7:30 p.m.
U of M Sorin-Ryu Karate-Do
Club, weekly meeting, CCRB
Martial Arts rm, 8:30-9:30 p.m.
"Meaning Change Standards,"
2220 Angell Hall, 4:00 p.m.
'Grassroots Organizing and
Socall Change," ACORN, 164 E.
"The Capitalist Economic and
Prospects for Socialism,"
2010 MLB, 7:00 p.m.
"Maezel and me:Poe and the
41 4 Mason Hall, 4:00 p.m.
"Magnetic, Electronic, and
Crystal Structures," 1640 Chem,
"Estaablishment of Programs
designed to recruit minority
In the former Soviet Union,"
Rackham East Conference Room,
Fundamentalist Responses to
Modernity," Nat Sci Aud, 7:30
"Discussion/Open Forum on
Christian Scienec, Andeson Rm,
Michigan Union, 7-8 p.m.
Guild House Campus Ministry,
8:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Art Show Opening,
"Transcending Boundaries," Union
Quiloombo, R a c k h a m
Amphitheater 4th floor, 7 p.m.
"Public Skating, Yost Ice Arena,
Safewalk, night-time walking
service. Sun-Thurs 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.,
Fri-Sat, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop by
102 UGLi or call 936-1000. Also,
extended hours: Sun-Thurs 1:30-3
a.m. Stop by Angell Hall Computing
Center or call 763-4246.
N o r t h w alk, North Campus
nighttime team walking service. Sun-
Thur 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Stop by 2333
Bursley or call 763-WALK.
U-M Taekwondo Club, Monday
workout. CCRB Martial Arts Rm.
2275, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
U of M Ninjitsu Club, practice,
I-M Bldg, wrestling rm, 7-8:30 p.m.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors.
Angell/Mason Computing Center, 7-
Stress and Time Management,
Consultations with peer counselors
available, 3100 Michigan Union, 2-
Picnic, wednesday for fans of
Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken,"
4:00 p.m. Ann Arbor community park
University women had the oppor-
tunity to discuss feelings and con-
cerns unique to them, network with
one another and learn from profes-
sional women in the community at
the Michigan Women's Symposium
Workshops addressed issues such
as assertiveness, breaking racial
barriers, and women's health issues.
One session titled "Chilly Climate in
the Classroom" brought women to-
gether to talk about sexism in the
According to a survey conducted
by the Women's Commission of the
Michigan Student Assembly, women
regularly encounter sexual innuen-
does, stereotyping and insensitivity
from male professors, TAs and
"Harassment and discrimination
are so common that they are almost
normative," Associate Director for
the Center for Education of Women
and symposium facilitator Sue
Kaufman said. "Sexual harassment
affects about one-fourth of women
Nearly all of the approximately
50 woman present said they have
had a personal experience with sex
discrimination in a University class.
Kaufman said she has heard
"horrible stories" involving male
students harassing female students.
"The really scary thing is that in
college is when your personality be-
comes cemented," LSA junior
Heather Johnston said. "If people
come out of here with sexist atti-
tudes, they will probably keep them
their whole lives."
Nancy Badore, employee rela-
tions manager for Ford Motor
Company's Technical Affairs and
Automotive Group, told workshop
participants in her keynote address
to turn anxieties about entering
male-dominated fields to their
"Make sure you have people,
things and possibilities that are up-
lifting - it is part of controlling
your own reservoir of optimism,"
Badore said. "Don't waste your time
with people that drag you down."
Badore said she has found her
work at Ford to be fun and
Badore also said many women
are so busy trying to live up to the
expectations of others that they don't
acknowledge the things they are
good at and enjoy. "No matter what
it is, there is a way to surround it and
make money at it," she said.
It is possible to turn your short-
comings into something positive by
accepting challenges and learning to
master them, Badore said. She said
anxiety and courage play a role in
"It is important to.know anxiety
is a cue that something important is
hovering nearby, which involves a
decision on your part, and that',
growth is on the other side," she
"The symposium gave me a lot of
reassurance and the allowed me to
see women as role models," said
LSA first-year student Marilyn Lori.
The women's symposium was
sponsored by the Student
Organization Development Center
and approximately 15 other campus
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