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The Michigan Daily- Monday, October 12, 1992 - Page 3

U-M bus
irks late
by Yawar Murad
U-M bus service from Central to
North Campus has come under fire
lately from students who complain
that the buses do not run on
Matthew Houser, a first-year
Engineering student, criticized the
fact that buses to and from North
Campus must take a detour to avoid
crossing the unstable Fuller bridge.
"It is becoming apparent that
this will be a long-term problem,"
he said. "I think it is about time the
University Transportation Service
took action to minimize inconve-
nience to the passengers. The least
they can do is publish a revised bus
However, the Transportation
Services office had a different story
to tell.
Patrick Cunningham,
Transportation Services manager,
claimed that the buses run accord-

71,000 U.S. college
students will study
abroad in 1993


Annoyed students wait for the bus to take them to North Campus.

ing to the times printed on the
schedule, even though the schedule
refers to the old route.
He said 90 percent of the time,
the buses keep to the printed sched-
ule, with traffic problems and other
delays accounting for the other 10
Stacy Carns, an LSA sopho-
more, said last Sunday morning,

when she was going to work from
North campus to Central campus,
she waited at the North Campus
Recreation Building bus stop for 40
Cunningham said the 40 minute
gaps between buses on weekends
occur because bus drivers change
She said the U-M needs more

buses on the route, especially with
winter quickly approaching.
She added, "(The Transportation
Service) should make the bus ser-
vice more convenient for the stu-
dents, especially on weekends."
Usman Qureshi, an Engineering
sophomore, said, "The buses do not
run according to schedule, which
causes a lot of time to be wasted."

A growing demand for professionals
with an international perspective has
pushed American colleges to offer
students what a small Michigan
school has required for years: for-
eign study.
Nearly 90 percent of Kalamazoo
College's graduates have studied
overseas since 1962, while fewer
than 3 percent of all American col-
lege students are expected to study
An estimated 71,000 U.S. stu-
dents are expected to go abroad this
year, and 250 of them will be from
Kalamazoo, said Michael Vande
Berg, director of foreign study at the
"We really are preparing the stu-
dents for the changes taking place in
the world," Vande Berg said. "We
have been doing for 30 years what a
lot of schools will be trying to do in
the near future."
David Hornung, director of inter-
national programs at St. Lawrence
University in Canton, N.Y., agreed.
About 40 percent of that school's
graduates have studied abroad.
"The idea is that the world is get-
ting smaller, and as nations become
more interdependent you simply
cannot continue a policy of isolation-
ism anywhere," Hornung said.
Cynthia Schmidt, director of
Kalamazoo's African studies pro-
gram said in 1962 the S.R. Light
Foundation set up an endowment for
the 1,270-student private school to
subsidize the foreign studies incor-
porated into the curriculum that year.
Campus life at Kalamazoo also
points toward foreign study-.

Roughly 30 students live in so-called
Language Houses, where students
are immersed in French, German,
Japanese or Spanish language and
"Some of the students have at-
tained such a level of proficiency in
their language of choice that they
can actually attend universities
abroad and enroll in classes along-
side native students, instead of join-
ing special foreign exchange pro-
grams," Kalamazoo spokesperson
Scotty Allen said.
One night in late August, a group
of women harmonized offstage in
Dalton Theater near downtown
Kalamazoo. They sang in Ewe, one
of several languages spoken in
Ghana, and wore brightly colored
wraparound skirts and white head
A dozen other students milled
about the auditorium, some dancing,
others practicing on African talking
It was the final rehearsal for a
performance project capping a sum-
mer of introductory African studies.
This month, the students will study
abroad at universities in Sierra
Leone, Kenya and Senegal.
Michelle Ferguson, a student at
the University of Cincinnati, jumped
at the chance to study abroad
through Kalamazoo.
She plans to work in the public
schools around Freetown and hopes
to pick up as many languages as
possible in the port city known for
its many ethnic groups.

U-M to host
SEAC forum
by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Environmental Issues Reporter
Students interested in learning more about environ-
mental activism can attend the Student Environmental
Action Coalition (SEAC) conference to be held at the
U-M Oct. 16-18.
The conference - which plans to draw students in-
volved in grassroots movements from Illinois, Michigan
and Indiana - is aimed at educating students working
on forest issues, urban and industrial issues, Great
Lakes and "zero discharge" plans, and international
trade issues.
SEAC differs from many mainstream environmental
organizations for several reasons, said program orga-
nizer Jeff Turner.
Mainly, it is a student-led and -run organization with
members on more than 1,200 college and high school
campuses. Participants strive to build connections be-
tween social and environmental problems, based on the
philosophy that the environment is being degraded not
just because humans abuse the earth, but because they
abuse each other.
"Environmental degradation is a form of oppression
which has the same roots as the oppression of women
and people of color," Turner said. "These same societal
forces ate driving the system."
Turner said the conference aims to instill a sense of
empowerment in the students who attend.
"Seeing normal, everyday community organizers -
not politicians or professors, but the people really af-
fected by the issues - as leaders for the environmental
movement is quite empowering."
The conference is centered around five "action sem-
inars," each tackling a different social issue. An intro-
duction to campus ecology will audit how environmen-
tally sound campuses are, from pollution control to re-
cycling, all the way to the types of investments universi-
ties make.
U-M students can register for the conference for $10.

Red Cross plans to
evacuate in Bosnia

Herzegovina (AP) - Red Cross of-
ficials made plans yesterday to
evacuate 3,000 women and children
from the besieged Bosnian capital,
where food and fuel are desperately
Intense fighting was reported
overnight around the city, and yes-
terday government troops pounded
an arc of land linking rebel Serb ter-
ritories in the north.
But for the first time since the
U.N. Security Council banned mili-
tary flights over the breakaway
Yugoslav republic last week, there
were no reports that Serb rebels
staged air raids on government-held
In Serbia, the dominant partner in
the new Yugoslavia, voters went to
the polls to decide whether parlia-
mentary and presidential elections
should be moved up. Opponents
view the hastily called referendum

as a ploy by hard-liners to hold onto
power despite worldwide condemna-
tion of Yugoslavia's role in instigat-
ing the ethnic bloodshed in Bosnia.
Around Sarajevo, residents
grimly welcomed heavy rains that
helped to ease a dire water shortage.
Steady bombardments were re-
ported during the night near the capi-
tal's airport, the old town and the
suburbs of Stup and Ilidza.
Nine mortar rounds landed
Saturday near Camp Beaver, the
U.N. peacekeepers post near the air-
port, but none of the U.N. troops was
hurt, U.N. spokesperson Mik
Magnusson said.
Pava Barisic, an official with the
Red Cross in Sarejevo, said relief
workers were trying to organize a
convoy to carry 3,000 women and
children out of the capital on


Waiting game
Michigan fans wait outside of Crisler Arena yesterday to apply for season basketball tickets.
Approximately 4,500 students applied for season tickets, with some waiting in line since 5:30
Saturday afternoon. For more details, see SPORTSMonday.

Student groups
Q Environmental Action Coali-
tion, meeting, School of Natu-
ralResources,room 1040,7 p.m.
Q Indian American Students As-
sociation, board meeting,
Michigan League, room A, 7
Q Michigan Women's Rugby
Club, practice, East Mitchell
Field, 8-10 p.m.
Q Newman Catholic Student As-
sociation, Administration/Fi-
nance Committee,6 p.m.; RCIA,
7 p.m.; Liturgical Formation
Seminar, 7 p.m.; Bible Study,
7:30 p.m.; Saint Mary Student
Chapel, 331 Thompson St.
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice, CCRB, Martial Arts
Room, 7:45-8:45 p.m.
Q UAC/Comedy Company Writ-
ers',meeting, Michigan Union,
room 2105, 7 p.m.
Q Undergraduate Philosophy
Club, meeting/mixer, Angell
Hall, room 2220,6:30 p.m.
Q U-M Ninjitsu Club, practice,
I.M. Building, Wrestling Room
G21, 7:30-9 p.m.
Q U-M Outing Club, canoe trip
planning meeting, Michigan
Union, 4th floor lobby, 8 p.m.

level Multi-Purpose Room, 10
a.m. - 9 p.m.
Q Career Planning and Place-
ment, Law Day, Michigan
Union, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Law
Day Panel, Michigan Union,
Kuenzel Room, 3:10-4 p.m.;
Marketing Your Abilities: The
Successful Job Seeker's Per-
spective, CP&P Program Room,
4:10-5:30 p.m.
Q Church Music Conference, Or-
gan Recital, Blanche Anderson
Moore Hall, 11:30 a.m.; Stu-
dentRecital, Hill Auditorium, 4
Q "Columbus Didn't Discover
Us," Ella Baker-Nelson
Mandela Center for Anti-Racist
Education, East Engineering
Building, room 3, 10 a.m. - 3
Q "Emotions & Reason: The Ob-
jectivist View," U-M Students
of Objectivism, Michigan
Union, Pendleton Room, 8 p.m.
Q "Focus on Michigan," photog-
raphy contest, City of Ann Ar-
bor Parks and Recreation De-
partment is accepting entries
until December 1, 1992, contact
Irene Bushaw, 994-2780
Q Guild House Writers Series,
writers reading from their own

tein," Department of Chemis-
try, Chemistry Building, room
1640,4 p.m.
Q Revelations in Black, The Black
Arts Council, School of Music,
Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Q Students Against Drunk Driv-
ing, mass meeting, Michigan
Union, Ponds Room, 7:15 p.m.
Q Sukkot Services, Orthodox Ser-
vices, Hillel Foundation, 1429
Hill St., 9:30 a.m. & 6:40 p.m.
Q "The Confrontation: Latinas
Fight Back Against Rape,"
Ella Baker-Nelson Mandela
Center for Anti-Racist Educa-
tion, Angell Hall, room 2231,6-
8 p.m.
Student services
Q Free Introductory "Smoke
Free" Session, a stop smoking
program offered by University
Health Services, 3rd floor Con-
ference Room, 12-1 p.m.
Q Northwalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, Bursley Hall,
lobby, 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Q Psychology Undergraduate
Peer Advising, sponsored by
Dept. of Psychology, West
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