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Students choose
Michigan despite
weather, tuition

by Christine Young
Daily Staff Reporter
Even though the U-M is known
for its horrible weather, long lines
and skyrocketing tuition, out-of-state
students are willing to brave these
sacrifices to attend the university.
LSA first-year student Ryan
Ehrler of Huntington, N.Y., said that
the university's prestige attracts stu-
dents nationwide.
"I cane to Michigan because it
has a good political science depart-
ment and business school. I also en-
joy the Big Ten sports," he said.
LSA first-year student Greg
McDonald of Milwaukee agreed.
"I was looking for a strong aca-
demic school. Since I had no partic-
ular major in mind, there were more
top-notch programs to choose from
at the U-M than my other options
(including) Notre Dame and
University of Wisconsin," he said.
He added, "University of
Wisconsin is like Michigan State.
Who would want to go there?"
LSA sophomores Mihas Setalvad
and Shivani Bali traveled half-way
across the world from Bombay,
India to get a liberal arts education
at the U-M.
"I came to the university for two
reasons. Undergraduate commerce
education is not good in India and
the U-M is well known all around
the world," Setalvad said. "I stand
one step ahead of my peers when I
graduate and return to India to look
for jobs."
Shavani Bali said she transferred
from Bryn Mawr College, an all-
women's school near Philadelphia,
because she wanted to get a com-
plete "college experience."
"At the U-M, the school is so big
that I am meeting different kinds of
people every day. It is easier at a
larger university to interact with
people of different backgrounds,"
Bali said.
Other out-of-state students said

that family alumni were big factors
in their decision.
"Both my parents went here. I
was brought up by a father who
would burst out with the fight song
in airports, restaurants and at the
dinner table. I have, 'blue blood.' I
really had no other place I could
go," LSA senior Julie Sissman of
Coral Springs, Fla., said.
"I also wanted to go away. You
can't beat the beautiful sunny
weather here," Ehrler quipped.
It is difficult for many in-state
Michigan students to understand the
reasons people travel from cities and
towns worldwide to attend the U-M.
"Personally, I think that out-of-
staters are stupid. People come here
because the U-M is a prestigious
university. But the prestige goes
with the graduate students,"
Engineering sophomore Candy
Fruchey said.
Many in-state students said that
the university seems to have a better
reputation outside the state.
Rob Wirthlin, LSA first-year stu-
dent said, "Prospective out-of state
students probably consider Michigan
to be an ideal all-around university
in terms of its history, academics,
campus life and (perhaps chiefly)
"To tell you the truth, U-M might
offer more to out-of state students
because they usually have the added
advantage of being farther from
home," he added.
One in-state student said he
views students who hail from out-
side of Michigan very cynically.
Dave Friedrich, an LSA first-year
student from Brighton, Mich., said,
"I think that people come here from
the East Coast because it is a good
chance to spend money and show
how much their daddies make.
Others come here because on top of
being expensive, it is actually a re-
ally good school."

selects 3
finalists to
oversee code
by Henry Goldblatt
Daily News Editor
The U-M is nearing the final
stages in selecting a new assistant to
the vice president for student affairs,
who will be instrumental in imple-
menting the recently-approved
Statement of Student Rights and
Responsibilities, scheduled to take
effect Jan. 1.
The Search Advisory Committee
for the Assistant to the Vice
President for Student Affairs,
headed by U-M Ombudsman Don
Perigo, has narrowed the pool of
applicants to three. Two of these
candidates are currently employed at
the university, while one is works
outside of the U-M.
As of press time, the U-M had
not contacted all of the candidates
regarding the committee's decisi(h
and could not release the finalists'
Perigo said the university hopes
to have the position filled by Feb. 1.
- if not sooner. Hartford will mike"
the final selection from the pool of
Perigo said the committee, which
is pleased with its recommendatios,
was searching for a candidate with
strong leadership skills.
"We were looking for someone
with higher education experience
working with a diverse population
and with some level of student af-
fairs experience," he said. "We
wanted someone who had the skills
to work with students ... in a fair

'M' snow blue
Couzens Hall first-year students build an 'M on Palmer Field yesterday afternoon. Ann Arbor received its heaviest
snowfall of the season yesterday.
Inform ation Center will
return to North Campus

by Jennifer Tianen
Daily Staff Reporter
Throughout its history, North
Campus has been lacking an infor-
mation center comparable to the
Campus Information Center located
on the first floor of the Michigan
Union. Soon that will change.
Since the closing of the tempo-
rary North Campus Information
Center (NCIC) this summer, the
NCIC has been limited to a table
with some pamphlets.
Three years ago, the university
built an extension to its North
Campus Commons, but as the result
of budget problems, the exterior was
built and the interior was never

"There was a temporary desk set
up all of last year to handle ques-
tions," said David Watters, manager
of campus information centers.
"However, it's been a little awkward
with the construction that's been go-
ing on."
In addition to the recent arrival of
Little Caesar's and Espresso Royale
Caffe, as well as the expansion of
the North Campus Bookstore, the U-
M is completing construction on a
copy center and an "actual office
with permanent walls for the NCIC,"
Watters said.
"The NCIC has general campus
information, but it is specifically
geared to North Campus events,"
Watters said.
The North Campus
Administration Office has been re-

sponsible for the release of informa-
tion pertaining to North Campus
events this term.
"We did leave a table out with
information from various depart-
ments as well as pertinent North
Campus information for individuals
to review and pick up," said Joe
Willis, director of the North Campus
Commons. "However, nearly 80
percent of the construction is done,
and we hope to open the new office
in January," he added.
North Campus students have
mixed feelings about the new office.
"I think it's useful, but if it was
eradicated I don't think it would
cause major problems for North
Campus," said School of Music
sophomore Jason Poss. "However,
as far as visitors go, it would be a
big help."

and just way."

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Although Associate Vice
President for Student Affairs
Virginia Nordby is leaving in July,
the new assistant will not be assumn-
ing her responsibilities.
"The assistant to the vice presi-
dent position will have a part in the
judicial affairs aspect ... and help
out some in the area of research,,"
Perigo said, adding that the assistamty
to the vice president will coordinate
investigations into alleged code vio-

Robert Stewart was misidentified in yesterday's letter, "Use simple common sense." He had no part in writing the

Progressive Party sweeps MSA
election for committee chairs


D "A Christmas Carol," reading
of Charles Dickens' work, U-M
Museum of Art, check room at
Information Desk, reading Sat-
urday at same time, 8 p.m.
U "A Fresh Perspective on Inter-
racial Relationships: It's Not
Just Black and White," film/
panel discussion, sponsored by
U-M Counseling Services,
Michigan Union, Wolverine
Room, 12-2 p.m.
U Can Drive and Gymnastics
Meet, sponsored by Salvation
Army and U-M Gymnastics,
Keen Arena, 6-8 p.m.
U "Can Molecular Dynamics
Simulate Electron Transfer in
Membrane Proteins?" Com-
putational Chemistry Seminar
Series, sponsored by Depart-
ment of Chemistry, Chemistry
Building, Room 1300, 3 p.m.
U Drum Circle, Guild House Cam-
pus Ministry, 802 Monroe St.,
8-10 p.m.
U Exchange Program with Rus-
sia, for students in professional
schools, study in Moscow, St.
Petersburg, or Krasnoyarsk, in-
terested students contact Ann
Monterio, Electrical Engineer-
ing and Computer Science
Building, Room 2423, or Pro-
fessor C.W. Kauffman at 936-
U Hillel, VIA Hillel Food for the
Homeless, St. Mary Student
Chapel, 331 Thompson St., 3-
7130 p.m., if interested call Rob
at 998-0482.
U Holiday Poinsettias, on sale,
North Campus Commons,
lobby, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
U "Implementing Independence
in the Baltic Countries: The
Latvian Case," Brown Bag
Lecture Series, Lane Hall, Com-
mons Room, 12 p.m.
U "Jungle Fever," movie, Chrysler
Center, Auditorium, 5 p.m.
,Q Korean Campus Crusade for
Christ, Christian Fellowship,
Campus Chapel, 8 p.m.
U Newman Catholic Student As-
sociation, rosary, Saint Mary

Q Northwalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service,Bursley Hall,
lobby, 763-WALK, 8-11:30
Q Psychology Undergraduate
Peer Advising, Department of
Psychology, West Quad, Room
K210, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Q "Pyrolytic Conversion of
Polysilsesquioxanes to Silicon
Oxycarbide," Materials Brown
Bag Lunch, sponsored by De-
partment of Chemistry, Chem-
istry Building, Room 1706, 12
Q "Reconstructing the Past: The
Yahwist's Compositional
Method in the Book of Exo-
dus," seminar, sponsoredby De-
partment of Near Eastern
Studies, Frieze Building, Room
3050, 3-5 p.m.
Q Safewalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, UGLi, lobby,
936-1000, 8-11:30 p.m.
U Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
CCRB, Martial Arts Room, 6-7
Q Symphony Band and Concert
Band, performance, Hill Audi-
torium, 8 p.m.
Q TaeKwonDo Club, regular
workout, CCRB, Room 1200,
7-8:30 p.m.
Q "The Origins of the Japanese
Language," lecture, sponsored
by Center for Japanese Studies,
Lane Hall, Commons Room, 4
Q The Raisin Pickers, perfor-
mance, North Campus Com-
mons, Leonardo's, 8-10 p.m.
Q U-M Bridge Club, duplicate
bridge game, Michigan Union,
Tap Room, 7:30 p.m.
Q U-M Ninjitsu Club, practice,
I.M. Building, Wrestling Room
G21, 6:30-8 p.m.
Q "A Delicate Balance: Quality
and Accessibility in Today's
Art Museums," symposium,
sponsored by U-M Museum of
Art, Rackham Building, Am-
phitheater, 4 p.m.
Q Newman Catholic Student As-

Choir Rehearsal, 10 a.m.; Into
Light Advent Group, 8 a.m.;
Mass, 7:30a.m.; Saint Mary Stu-
dent Chapel, 331 Thompson St.
Q Northwalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, Bursley Hall,
lobby, 763-WALK, 8-11:30
Q Safewalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, UGLi, lobby,
936-1000,8-11:30 p.m.
Q "The Song Sisters," family pro-
gram, U-M Museum of Art,
check room at Information Desk,
10:30 a.m.
Q U-M Shotokan Karate, prac-
tice,CCRB,small gym,l11a.m.-
1 p.m.
Q Washtenaw County Women's
Political Caucus, meeting,
Michigan Union, Anderson
Rooms C & D, 8 p.m.
Q Blues Jam and Open Mic Night,
Blind Pig, 208S. First St., 9:30
p.m.-2 a.m.
Q Habitat for Humanity, dedica-
tion of open house, 909 Jefferson
St., 3-4:30 p.m.
U League Jazz Night, perfor-
mance, Michigan League, check
room at front desk, 6 p.m.
Q Newman Catholic Student
Association, Baptism, 10 a.m.;
Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.; Saint
Mary Student Chapel, 331
Thompson St.
Q Northwalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, Bursley Hall,
lobby, 763-WALK, 8p.m.-1:30
Q Safewalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, UGLi, lobby,
936-1000, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Q Safewalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, Angell Hall,
Computing Center, 763-4246,
1:30-3 a.m.
Q Sierra Club, pot-luck, 6:30 p.m.;
meeting, 7:30 p.m.; U-M
Matthaei Botanical Gardens,
1800 N. Dixboro Rd.
Q The Wolverine Gaming Club,
meeting, Michigan Union, Wol-
verine Room, 12 p.m.-12 a.m..
Q U-M Chess Club, meeting,

by Robin Litwin
Daily MSA Reporter
The Progressive Party swept
committee and commission chair
elections during Tuesday's Michigan
Student Assembly meeting, taking
nine out of the 10 open seats.
External Relations Chair and
Progressive Party member Tobias
Zimmerman said he thought the vote
was unrelated to partisanship.
"People will say it is very parti-.
san, but we swung conservative
votes in many of the elections,"
Zimmerman said. "We just made it
clear to the assembly that people we
ran were more qualified."
Rules and Elections Vice Chair
Brian Kight, an independent Engi-
neering representative, disagreed.
"They were just more organized
that night. It is already close on the
assembly, and the people that
weren't there worked in the Progres-
sives' favor. They figured out who
they wanted for every chair in ad-
vance and they got them in," Kight
"I think it was clearly partisan.
This is politics, and it is going to be
partisan. However, I find it ironic
that when things went the conserva-
tives' way, the Progressives were the
first ones to cry partisanship," Kight
Despite the differences, the new
chairs agreed they were ready to

The Michigan Student Assembly chose the people who will
chair ten of its committies for the next term at Tuesday's
meeting. Here is a rundown of the winners:

Academic Affairs
Leah McRae
Peace and Justice
Janelle White
Health Issues
Meg Whittaker
Students' Rights
Amy Ellis
Amy Kurlansky

External Relations
To bias Zimmerman
Budget Priorities
Jon Van Camp
Campus Governance
Ericka Mattews
Women's Issues
Erika Gottfried
Rules and Elections
Roger De Roo

work and make changes on their
Communications Chair and Pro-
gressive LSA Rep. Amy Kurlansky
said that she ran for the job because
she wants to inform students of the
assembly's activities.
"I want students to be more
aware of what MSA is doing and to
feel that they have a voice through
MSA," Kurlansky said. "I've been
thinking about having tables in the
fishbowl, radio stations announcing
press releases, and ads in the Daily.
All of these things are in our code
and constitution and should be being
Progressive LSA Rep. Erika
Gottfried said that as the new Wom-

en's Issues Chair, she would also
like to see some changes.
"One thing I plan on doing .is
making women's issues a more um-
brella group for other women's
groups on campus. Instead of having
one group doing one thing, other
groups can help," Gottfried said. "I,
think women's issues are often not
ignored, but sometimes stepped
over, and I'd like to bring it out
The new Budget Priorities
Commission Chair, Progressive
Rackham Rep. Jon Van Camp, has;
his own agenda.
"I'd like to have budget hearipgs
run more smoothly and tightens up
the rules some," Van Camp said.

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