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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 7, 1993 - Page 3

UNC fans
while 'U'
by Megan Lardner
Daily Higher Education Reporter
Jubilant University of North
Carolina (UNC) students rioted on
Chapel Hill's streets after their Tar
Heels defeated the Wolverines, 77-
71, in the NCAA championship
Monday night.
"We counted down the final
seconds and then the bars emptied,"
said UNC junior Zachary Albert.
Most UNC students swarmed
Chapel Hill's town center, Franklin
Street, immediately following the
Tar Heel's victory over Michigan.
Thousands of people made a human
mass several blocks long, Albert
"It was really shoulder-to-shoul-
der and packed with people for
about two or maybe three blocks,"
said first-year student Joe
Albert added, "It was pure bed-
lam and if you got separated from
your friends you were in trouble."
Reynolds said he watched the
game at Chapel Hill's Carmichael
Auditorium with about 7,000 other
excited students, some of whom
flooded the streets even before the
game ended.
"They didn't even wait for the
game to be over and they just
swarmed Franklin Street from all
sides. From that moment on, it was
jam packed," Reynolds said.
"Almost everybody was out

Seniors donate $36,000 to
Campaign for Michigan


by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter
As they prepare to leave Ann
Arbor, many graduating seniors
have a lot on their minds and very
little in their pockets. Nevertheless,
many are doing their part to help the
University raise $1 billion.
Thus far, graduating seniors have
contributed $36,000 to Campaign
for Michigan - the University's
seven-year, $1-billion fundraising
effort. And organizers said they
hope to collect more than $50,000
from the seniors before they
"This is the senior class' chance
to do something more than give a
rock or a tree to the University. It's a
chance to give to the University's fu-

ture," said Mark Brotherton, an LSA
senior and an organizer of the senior
fundraising campaign.
The senior fundraising effort is
only one component of the
Campaign for Michigan - which,
by the end of March, had raised
$362,022,258 in gifts and pledges
and $69,261,048 in planned gifts.
Organizers of the senior program
began calling soon-to-be graduates
March 7. Although they originally
hoped to call all of the 9,100 seniors
enrolled on the Ann Arbor and
Dearborn campuses, Brotherton said
they will probably only reach 4,800
"We'd like to call everybody but
... it's functionally impossible,"
Brotherton said.

Employees of Michigan
Telefund, the University's phone
center, are soliciting for the senior
Seniors are encouraged to give
anything they can, although dona-
tions ranging from $19.93 to $93 are
suggested. Brotherton said $37 is the
average gift.
LSA senior Kim Steckling, air
organizer of the senior fundraisings
effort, said she is happy that seniors-
want to give to the University.
"I think a lot of people want to.
help," Steckling said. "Even those,
who don't have money to give now
have expressed interest in giving
money down the road. I think it's
very positive."

A UNC student celebrates in the rain on Franklin St. Monday night in
Chapel Hill, N.C., after UNC defeated Michigan to win the NCAA

MSA allots $300 for year-end bash

there at some point during the night
to celebrate," he added.
Although UNC students were
responding to radically different
emotions than the disappointed
Wolverine fans - many of whom
were angry - the scene in the
streets of Chapel Hill was similar to
that on South University Monday
UNC students reported witness-
ing a burning automobile on one
corner, students perched on lamp
posts, a blazing couch turned into a
bonfire and small trees ripped from
the ground and dragged through the
Albert said although stores had
stopped selling blue paint in efforts
to deter students from vandalizing
the campus, many people got a hold

of the school colors for the event.
"Everyone was painting each
other with blue paint," he said. "I
got painted and so did the people I
was with."
Both students and campus'police
officers said the festivities were ac-
companied by a relative lack of
"It was a pretty good crowd.
They had a bonfire or two that we
had to put out, but for the most part
it was under control," said Bob
Torreca, a UNC police officer.
Reynolds said, "There were a
couple of fights, but I didn't hear of
anyone getting arrested. All the
cops wanted was to keep down the
violence, but the vandalism they
really could not do much about."

by Adam Anger
Daily MSA Reporter
Although they stumbled a bit
while plodding through last night's
agenda, the newly-elected Michigan
Student Assembly members took
what they consider to be important
steps toward sparking student
interest in MSA.
The assembly passed a proposal,
made by President Craig Greenberg,
allocating $300 to fund a band to
play on the Diag either the last
Friday of classes or the last day of
Greenberg said, "It would be a
good way to get MSA's name out
there and show we are starting to do

good things."
But this is not MSA's first at-
tempt to sit up and get noticed. Over
the past semester, assembly mem-
bers passed out candy in the
Fishbowl and staged a voter-turnout
drive to increase participation in last
month's election.
"Not even half of the student
body knows who we are,"
Engineering Rep. Mark Biersack
said. "(Hiring a band) is wild, but
you might as well try it."
Some representatives said it
would not be in the best interest of
the assembly to allocate money for a
party since a student government

should represent something more
Architecture Rep. Gordon Merrit
said, "I don't think a party is repre-
sentative of a student government."
During the event, representatives
will be on the Diag to meet their
constituents and promote awareness
of MSA. The band will play during
the day to attract students' attention
and create an obvious presence for
the assembly.
"Students want to have fun. It is
probably one of the first things on
the Diag not just from a certain club,
but for everyone," Student General
Counsel Brian Clune said.

Group helps students prepare income tax returns before April 15 deadline

i i

by Scot Woods
Daily Staff Reporter
When Burton Memorial Tower
tolls midnight April 16, it will be too
Tax returns and payments must
be postmarked on or before that date
to avoid interest penalties on state
and federal taxes.
Students who need help preparing
their tax return can get aid from
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
(VITA), a student group located on
the third floor of the Michigan
Union. The office can provide tax
forms, advice, or help in filling out
and mailing returns for procrastinat-

ing taxpayers.
"I know nothing about filing
taxes," said Maria Tandoc, a School
of Nursing senior who took advan-
tage of VITA's expertise.
"(My preparer) was just really
helpful. He went through each form
with me and explained them,"
Tandoc said. "He answered all of my
VITA is a national organization
with offices operated by students at
universities around the country. The
University branch opened in 1986
with 32 volunteers who helped 109
taxpayers. Last year, the group had
grown to 370 volunteers who helped

more than 3,200 people.
"Volunteer-wise and in the num-
ber of people helped, we're one of
the largest VITAs in the country,"
Vineet Saigal, the coordinating di-
rector of VITA, said.
LSA senior Saigal said although
VITA offers its services free of
charge to anyone, it exists mostly to
help lower-income people.
"Students definitely fall into the
lower-income category," he said.
Saigal said VITA volunteers are
mostly accounting, finance or busi-
ness majors, and all have undergone
tax preparation training.
"The level of expertise is very

'Volunteer-wise and in the number of people
helped, we're one of the largest VITAs in the
- Vineet Saigal
VITA coordinating director

At Monday night's post-game gathering, police announced "If you don't comply with us, we will have to make
arrests" at 1:08 a.m. This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.

high because these are students who
are pursuing careers in this field,"
Saigal said.
Saigal added that it is not unusual
for a VITA volunteer to find mis-
takes in work done by professional
preparers. Because VITA helps so
many students, its members are more
familiar with tax issues that affect
them, he said.
"Last year, I went to H&R Block
and I found out they forgot to do
some things that could have saved
me more than $230," Tandoc said.
"That's in addition to the $40 to $60

I paid them."
For students with uncomplicated
returns, the process is relatively
quick. "The standard for both state
and federal taxes is about 15-20
minutes if you have just the basic in-
formation, and if your information is
complete," Saigal said. He added
that processing takes longer if the
taxpayer has many sources of in-
come and many deductions.
To file a return, students should
their social security number;

whether or not their parents
claim them as a dependent; and,
any accounts their parents have
in their name.
Students who use VITA for assis-
tance should bring all relevant finan-
cial information -- including Forms
W-2 from employers, Forms 1099-
INT for interest on bank accounts
and Forms 1099-DIV for stock divi-
dends - with them to the office.
In addition, students need finan-
cial aid information - particularly if
the sum of financial aid, scholar-
ships, fellowships and grants ex-
ceeds the cost of tuition, books, fees,
and required supplies.
John Hummel, the IRS district
director in Detroit, said anyone un-
able to file a return by April 15 must
file a Form 4868 for an extension.
"The extension must be filed by
midnight, April 15," he said. "(I)t is
important to remember that the form
extends only the time to file a return.
Any tax due must be paid with the
extension application."

Student groups
Q AmericanStudents'Cultural As-
sociation, meeting and elections,
Michigan Union, Welker Room,
7 p.m.
Q Hillel,PassoverServices,9:30a.m.
and 7:45 p.m.
Q Japan Student Association, gen-
eral meeting, Michigan Union,
Kuenzel Room, 8 p.m.; End of
the Year Dinner Bash/Election,
International Center, 8:30 p.m.
Q Polish Club, coffee hour, MLB,
Room 3308, Conference Room,
4-6 p.m.
Q Social Group for Lesbians, Gay
Men, and Bisexuals, meeting,
East Quad, check room at front
desk, 9 p.m.
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice, beginners welcome,
CCRB,Martial ArtsRoom, 8:30-
9:30 p.m.
U TaeKwonDo Club, regular work-
out, CCRB, Room 2275, 7-8:30
Q Time and Relative Dimensions in
Ann Arbor, meeting, Mason
Hall, Room 2439,8 p.m.
U Undergraduate Philosophy Club,
meeting, Angell Hall,Room 2220,
6:30 p.m.
Q U-M Amnesty International,
meeting, EastQuad, Room 122,7
U U-M Engineering Council, meet-
ing, EECS Building, 7 p.m.
Q U-M Estonian, Latvian,
Lithuanian Club, meeting,
Michigan Union, Pond Room,
7:30 p.s.
U U-M Folk Dance club, no partner
needed, Michigan Union, Ball-
.rn "A('n 1n n m

Kade Haus, 8 p.m.
Q ArtVideo, "R.C. Gorman," Art
Museum, AV Room, 12:10 p.m.
U Beyond the Usual Suspects: Theo-
rizing the Middlebrow,
Rackham, West Conference
Room, 8 p.m.
Q Biomembrane Mimetic Sensors:
Concept and Feasibility, ana-
lytical seminar, Chemistry Build-
ing, Room 1300,4 p.m.
Q From Chiefdom to State: An As-
sessment of Recent Archaeo-
logical Findings in Northeast
Thailand, MichiganUnion, Pond
Room,4 p.m.
U Contemporary Interior Design,
lecture and slide show, School of
Art, Lecture Hall, 7 p.m.
Q Design and Synthesis of Enzymic
Glucosyl Transfer Feasibility,
organic seminar, Chemistry
Building, Room 1640,4 p.m.
Q International Coffee Hour, Scot-
tish Dancers, International Cen-
ter, Room 9,6-8 p.m.
Q Interviewing, Career Planning &
Placement Center, Frieze Build-
ing, Room 2050,7 p.m.
U Living in Adversity: Some Con-
tinuities in Hungarian Self-Per-
ception, Brown Bag Lecture,
Lane Hall, Commons Room, 12
Q Microcrystal Polymer Com-
plexes, materials brown bag
lunch, Chemistry Building, Room
1640, 12p.m.
Q Orpheus Singers, School of Mu-
sic, Recital Hall, 5:15 p.m.
U People of Color and Sexual As-
sault: What are the Issues on U
of M Campus, panel presenta-
tion and smal nnm naussinn.

Inflammation and Develop-
ment, Department of Pathology
Research Seminar Series, Medi-
cal Science Building I, Room
4234,12 p.m.
Q White Panic, or Mad Max and
the Sublime, lecture, Michigan
League, Kessler Room, 4 p.m.
Q Who is Hungarian? Questions of
National Identity in Post-Social-
ist Hungary, panel discussion,
Lane Hall, Commons Room, 4
Student services
Q Consultation for Student Lead-
ers and Student Organizations,
speak with peer and professional
consultants regarding leadership
and organizational development,
SODC, Michigan Union, Room
2202,8 a.m.-5 p.m.
U ECB Student Writing Center,
Angell Hall Computing Center,
7-11 p.m.
Q Holy Eucharist and Lectionary
Bible Study, Canterbury House,
Q Northwalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice, Bursley Hall, 763-9255, 8
p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Q Peer Counseling, U-M Counsel-
ing Services, 764-8433,7 p.m.-8
a.m. .
Q Psychology Undergraduate Peer
Advising, Department of Psy-
chology, West Quad, Room
K210, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Q Safewalk Safety Walking Service,
UGLi, lobby, 936-1000, 8 p.m.-
1:30 a.m.
Q Safewalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice-Angell Hall. Computing

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