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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, December 7, 1994 -- 3

Students cruise the world for an education
By KELLY MORRISON ences at the University of Pittsburgh since Watson said faculty members are "expe- dents with a "global view." He stresse
Daily Staff Reporter 1981. During its 13 years, more than 23,000 rienced internationalists" who bring a global the importance of international studies t
This fall. University student Rvan students have taken hart in the nrnam nersnective to learnnn Pactfm a l


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Weisman joined students from colleges
and universities around the world to par-
ticipate in a unique global studies program
at the Institute for Shipboard Education.
Unlike other universities, the institute
provides students with the opportunity for
international travel without leaving school.
The program, called Semester at Sea, takes
place upon a fully equipped, floating uni-
The program uses an 18,000 ton con-
verted cargo vessel named the S.S. Uni-
verse to transport students to various ports
around the globe where they integrate in-
country field work with on-board
Paul Watson, director of enrollment
management, said the program has been
sponsored by the College of Arts and Sci-

Two voyages occur each year, one in fall
and one in spring. The fall 1994 Semester at
Sea program departed from Vancouver,
British Columbia, on Sept. 14 to visit 13
countries, including Vietnam.
The Universe will depart Nassau, Baha-
mas for spring 1995 semester on Jan. 27 and
will travel to nine nations, spanning four
About 400 students from 172 colleges
and universities from the United States and
abroad are participating in this semester's
voyage. Watson said the "number of inter-
national students is small but growing. There
is increasing diversity of students from the
The numberofwomen participants is more
than double that of males, Watson said, as is
generally the case in any program abroad.

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bers for the program include Economics Prof.
Tevfik Nas of the University's Flint campus.
Students also have the opportunity to
learn from interport lecturers. During one
voyage, Watson said, "(Archbishop)
Desmond Tutu joined the ship and sailed to
South Africa" to lecture to students.
The institute offers a variety of 50 to 60
courses per semester through the Univer-
sity of Pittsburgh, ranging from business
and economics to music and theater arts.
"Languages are not part of the pro-
gram," Watson said, because "they don't fit
in with the comparative approach." Stu-
dents are not given an "in-depth view of a
particular culture," he said, but rather learn
about "issues that affect countries' interde-
Watson said the program provides stu-

UIInTgra uateeuucaut n. 1 ti Imeiy now
to think about interglobal connectedness."
He said any opportunity for study
abroad "will very definitely give you an
advantage. All students should do some-
thing abroad for their undergraduate edu-
The program is.open to full-time un-
dergraduate students with good academic
standing, with a grade point average of
2.75 or above.
Students must have completed at least
one semester of undergraduate studies
before participating in the prograt.
Credits are granted through the Univer-
sity of Pittsburgh and are transferable..
For more information call (800)
854-0195, orwrite811 WilliamPitt Uniai,
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

University student Ryan Weisman stands aboard the
S.S. Universe. He is currently participating in the
Semester at Sea program.

Prof. says
closer due
to coltider
For the Daily
Even though the superconducting
supercollider in Texas has been shut
down after the federal government dis-
continued funding of the project, im-
portant research on protons is far from
The work of Prof. L.D. Soloviev on
the superconducting proton accelerator
is reaching awesome proportions.
Soloviev, a visiting professor at the
University, gave an in-depth lecture at
Rackham Auditorium last night on what
the Institute for High Energy Physics is
doing and the history of the project.
From 1974-93, Soloviev was the
director of the IHEP, which is located
in Provitno, Russia. About 150 experi-
ments are being conducted at the
institute to try to determine the com-
position of protons.
In 1973, Soloviev won the USSR
Physics State Prize for his theoreti-
cal work in math physics.
"The Institute prides itselfoncon-
ducting joint experiments with other
countries," Soloviev said. The interna-
tional collaboration has included such
countries as France, Germany and the
United States.
Presently, the University is work-
ing with several Russian scientists
on producing an ultra-cold spin-po-
larizing atomic hydrogen jet, which
will be an active component of the
superconducting proton accelerator,
being produced in Russia.
At the Security Services Build-
ing on campus, scientists are testing the
standard model of quantum physics.
Brian Mulloy, an LSA junior, is
collecting data while using experimen-

New MSA committee chairs

eager to improve assembly


Daily Staff Reporter
Last night, the Michigan Student
Assembly chose the leaders who will
head its committees and commissions
next term.
MSA committees perform functions
from giving money to student groups
to promoting legislation designed to
protect victims of sexual assault on
campus. Much of the policy making in
MSA begins in committees, and all
representatives are required to serve on
Engineering Rep. Angie Kelic, who
was re-elected as chair of the Budget
Priorities committee, said she would
like to continue the "extensive out-
reach" she had been doing to make her
committee more accessible to student
The Budget Priorities Committee
allocates funds to student groups. This
year, the committee allocated more
than $60,000 to student groups. Groups
apply for funding directly to the com-
mittee, and hearings are held to deter-
mine how much groups will receive.
Making assembly members more
responsible to their constituents and
giving committees clearer focuses, are

priorities for the new Rules and Elec-
tions chair, Engineering Rep. Brian
Elliott. Elliott also proposed calling for
a forum of candidates before elections,
so students can hear their views on
Continuing working with the MSA
lobbyist to represent student interests
will be LSA Rep. Andrew Wright's
focus. Wright was re-elected as chair
of the External Relations Committee.
LSA Rep. Dante Stella was elected
to head a new task force, designed to
look into MSA's operating expenses.
"There's no reason we should be
spending two-thirds of our budget on
ourselves and only one-third on stu-
dents," Stella said about the reason for
the creation of the task force.
The task force resulted from a Stu-
dents' Party initiative. Students' Party
members are interested in cutting op-
erations expenditures in order to give
more funding to student groups, such
as the Ann Arbor Tenants' Union.
LSA senior Mark Rabinowitz, a
former MSA representative, was
elected to lead the Peace and Justice
Rabinowitz said he wanted his com-
mittee to work with other MSA com-

Committee Chairs
Budget Priorities
Chair - Angie Kelic
Rules and Elections
Chair - Brian Elliott
Campus Governance
Chair - Marcy Martin
Communnications -
Chair-Joe Cox
Women's Issues
Chair - Emily Barry
External Relations
Chair - Andrew Wright
Academic Affairs
Chair- Mike Christie
Peace and Justice
Chair - Mark Rabinowitz
Students' Rights
Chair- Vince Keenan
Environmental Issues
Chair - Bob Westrate
Health Issues
Chair-Brett Penfil
mittees, such as Student Rights and
Women's Issues. He said his commit-
tee would work "to be a thorn in the
side" of the University's Public Safety
Department as it supported student

Prof. L.D. Soloviev, a nuclear scientist from Russia, delivers a physics

lecture to professors and students at

Rackham Auditorium yesterday.

tal methodology. "By working with the
Russian scientists on the jet,Iam supple-
menting my physics studies with hands-
on experience," he said.
Not only are the scientists studying
the composition of protons and how
they react with each other, they are
helping to solve a worldwide di-
lemma - what to do about nuclear
Soloviev argues that "the prob-
lem of nuclear radioactivity requires

the research of high level physics
just as much as any other kind of
- research to solve it."
The political problems in the So-
viet Union and the end of the
supercollider project in Texas have
put a damper on the research pro-
By 1998, however, after the accel-
erator has been produced, formal phys-
ics research on proton activity is ex-
pected to begin.

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Paul
Hill listened with a bored look yester-
day as a judge sentenced him to thei
electric chair for the murders of an ,
abortion doctor and his bodyguard.
"May God have mercy on your
soul," Circuit Judge Frank Bell in-
toned. Moments later, an abortion foe+
shouted that Hill's blood would be on
the hands of the judge, the jury and the
people of Florida.
Shackled at his feet, the 40-year-

old Hill stood impassively as Bell ex-
plained to the former minister why he
had rejected the only other sentencing
option, life in prison without parole.
Last month ajury unanimously recom-
mended that Hill be executed.
Bell recounted the July 29 ambush
outside a Pensacola abortion clinic, the
second anti-abortion slaying in the
Florida Panhandle city.
He said Hill paused briefly in the
parking lot of the Ladies Center to
contemplate the carnage before throw-
ing down his shotgun and calmly walk-
ing off.
"The defendant was looking at what
he had accomplished with pride and

th penalt
satisfaction," the judge said.
Hill, who represented himself with
a smile in the state case and a related
federal trial but offered no evidence
and cross-examined no witnesses,
declined to speak at his sentencing.
Hill, a former minister in the Pres-
byterian Church in America and Or-
thodox Presbyterian Church, has con-
tended he was justified in killing Dr.
John Bayard Britton and retired Air
Force Lt. Col. James Barrett to prevent
Last Friday, Hill was sentenced 4o
life in prison without parole for violt-
ing the new federal clinic-protection
law in the shootings.

Homosexuality debate rocks

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) - An
unofficial group of 12 Hope College
students called the Gay, Lesbian and
Bisexual Student Union has spurred a
debate over homosexuality and reli-
gion at the Christian college.
At the heart of the campus contro-
versy is the Bible's stance on homo-
sexuality - and questions about
whether it's appropriate to use scrip-
ture to condemn homosexuality.
Debate began in October after 30
faculty members offered to serve as
liaisons between the group and poten-
tial members. Last week, fliers were
anonymously posted on campus citing
Leviticus 20:13, which calls sexual
relations between two men "a disgust-
ing thing" that makes them "respon-
sible for their own death."

'Homosexuality is sinful, but to keep p
fingers doesn't help. It doesn't bring p
Gay student who chooses toI

religious college
God loves sinners, you can't say God
ointlng loves you."
'eople to Public relations director Tom
Renner said the college "does not rec-
ognize or support any group that advo-
- Joel Perry cates a homosexual lifestyle." He said
the student union had not spoken with
be celibate the administration about their position.
Members of the group say they
discussion of ho- welcome honestdialogue. "People need
he church. The to come together and discuss how they
elieve homosexu- feel, and not put up fliers without sign-
y love sinners. ing their names," said Charlene
worker Joel Perry Graznak, a freshman who is part of the
is a homosexual gay, lesbian and bisexual group.

They were answered with fliers cit-
ing Leviticus 25:44-46, a passage that
seems to condone slavery. The fliers
said scripture shouldn't be used "to
justify institutionalized prejudice and
other social evils."
Students are questioning whether
scripture should be a part of the debate
at all. Monday night, the Hope chapter
of the campus Christian organization
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship de-

voted its meeting to
mosexuality and t
group's members be
ality is a sin, but the
InterVarsity staff
told the students he
who has chosen to av
ing celibate. "Homo
but to keep pointin
help. It doesn't bring
Perry said. "And if3

oid sin by remain-
sexuality is sinful,
g fingers doesn't
people to Jesus,"
you can't say that

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