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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, April 20,1993-Page 5
S'U'honors Outstanding Student Leaders

by Scot Woods
Daily Staff Reporter
She worked in a Honduras hospital,
caring for HIV and AIDS patients rang-
ing from ages two to 85. She worked in
Michigan prisons, organizing educa-
tional programs on AIDS. She worked
in a shelter for battered Black women,
providing services as a nurse.
Somehow, Nursing senior Catharine
Quinn finds time for her studies.
This year Marisela Martinez became
actively involved in the Socially Active
Latino Student Association (SALSA),
helped plan Chicano History Week and
Latino/a History Month, and formed a
new organization, the Latino Theatre
Martinez is an LSA first-year stu-
Quinn and Martinez - along with
14 other individuals and organizations
- won Outstanding Student Leader

awards yesterday in a ceremony spon-
sored by the Office of Student Affairs
and coordinated by the Student Organi-
zation Development Center.
'This is the heart and
soul of the institution
...We don't often stop to
say "thank you".'
--Royster Harper
Dean of Students
Royster Harper, University dean of
students and associate vice president
for student affairs, delivered the key-
note speech in place of Vice President
for Student Affairs Maureen Hartford,
who was ill.
Harper said, "This is the heart and
soul of the institution," gesturing grandly
to indicate the assembled award-win-
ners and nominees gathered in the Union

Ballroom for the ceremony. "This is the
meat-and-potato group.... We don't of-
ten say 'thank you."'
Students were selected by a com-
mittee of faculty and students, who
judged nominees based on leadership
siIls and commitment to the Univer-
sity community.
David Garcia, executive vice presi-
dent of the Interfraternity Council and a
student member of the selection com-
mittee said, "'The nominees were of
really a very high quality. So many
different organizations have done great
things in the University and in the com-
Quinn agreed, saying, "(The win-
ners) are the tip of the iceberg."
Garcia added that he would like to
see more publicity and more nominees
next year. "'There are certainly others
out there who deserve recognition," he

Winners, listed below, were chosen
in six categories.
Outstanding Student Leaders:.
Brian Abrams, Jennifer Lee Bastress,
Emberly Cross, Catharine Quinn, Su-
san Hill, Gwyn Hulswit and Michele
Outstanding Student Organiza-
tions: Arnold Air Society, Black Stu-
dent Psychological Association, Soci-
ety of Minority Engineering Students,
SERVE Board, and Student Alumni
Outstanding New Member:
Marisela Martinez, SALSA and Latino
Theatre Group;
Outstanding New Organization:
Students Promoting Indian Classical
Music and Culture Among Youth;
Adviser of the Year: Anita Bohn,
Project SERVE; and,
Program of the Year: Building
Coalitions for Children, Medstart.

Brian Abrams receives an Outstanding Student Leader award yesterday.

.Millions strike in S. Africa after funeral

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Africa boycotted work yesterday to
honor slain leader Chris Hani, who
was buried in an emotional ceremony
as police clashed with enraged youths.
At least 26 people were killed Sun-
day night and yesterday, nearly all in
Johannesburg's Black townships, in-
ies were found in a house near the
stadium where the funeral was held.
More than 80,000 grieving Blacks

honored Hani atapeaceful ceremony in
the stadium.
Thousands of mourners, unable to
get into the packed stadium, stood out-
Police fought running battles out-
side the stadium with hundreds of youths
who fired guns, hurled rocks and set fire
to several buildings. At least 10 people
were wounded, officials said.
Business groups said at leasthalfthe
country's six million Black workers
stayed away from work yesterday, the

second major one-day strike to mourn
Hani in a week. Johannesburg and other
city centers were largely deserted.
Nineteen people were killed Sunday
nightindrive-byattacksby armed Black
men in the Sebokeng Black township,
and three people were killed yesterday
in Vosloorus as they went to the funeral,
police said.
Also yesterday, police said they
found the body of a man who had been
shot to death in the Katlehong township
out of Johannesburg.


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A wounded demonstrator is carried out on the backs of his fellow protesters after police opened fire on
rampaging youths outside the Soweto soccer stadium where activist Chris Hani's funeral was held yesterday.

Leaders commemorate 50th
anniversary of ghetto uprising

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -As sur-
vivorsand worldleadershailedthe cour-
age of the Warsaw ghetto uprising in
50th anniversary ceremonies yesterday,
the rebellion's last living leader ques-
tioned whether its lesson had been
"The struggle we put up half a cen-
turyago in Warsaw reminds me of what
is going on now in the former Yugosla-
via. The main analogy is the passive-
ness of the world," Marek elnan told
the Zycie Warszawy newspaper.

Israeli PresidentYitzhakRabin, U.S.
Vice President Al Gore on his first
foreign trip and Polish President Lech
Walesa led the commemoration.
Theofficialevents wereonly aback-
drop to the excruciating memories,
miracles of hope for future generations
offered by the Jewish ghetto survivors
returning from around the world.
"Most of my family was killed dur-
ing the uprising and their memory is
precious to me," said Australian Boris
Kaplon. "That is why I came."


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