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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 13, 1994 - 3

,Goldenberg adds assistant for dean busy running comm. department

By RONNIE GLASSBERG
Daily Staff Reporter
With LSA Associate Dean John Chai
taking on the added responsibility of
communication department chair, LSA
Elie N. Goldenberg has named Pho
Ellsworth to assist Chamberlin in the
office.
Ellsworth, the Kirkland Professor
nd a professor of pyschology, will
one-year appointment, Goldenberg sa
"With John Chamberlin having a
Democrats'
party chair
to speak at
By SCOT WOODS
Daily Staff Reporter
Two members of the Michigan
* tudent Assembly (MSA), attempt-
ing to raise student interest and in-
volvement in politics, have invited
national political figures to campus
this fall.
Their efforts take shape tonight
when Democratic National Commit-
tee (DNC) Chair David Wilhelm
speaks at 7 p.m. in the Michigan
League Ballroom. Wilhelm will be
the first speaker in a two-part series
.itled "Election '94 Showdown: Battle
'at the Ballot Box."
"Wilhelm, whether you like him or
.not, is very active with young people,"
said MSA representative Jonathan
Winick one of the organizers.
-J , At 31, Wilhelm may still rate as
one of the "young people. But his
political credentials already include
9 managing U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden's
*88 bid for the presidency, Richard
Daley's Chicago mayoral campaigns,
and the Clinton-Gore bus tours of
41992.
!t =Winick notes that although young
voters are often criticized as cynical
and disenchanted with politics, most
US. Senate staffers are in their 20s or
'early 30s.
"You can come right out of col-
ege and be advising a senator on
ealth care," said Winick, who worked
in Washington for Sen. Alfonse
:D'Amato (R-NY) this summer.
But Winick says most college-age
students could participate more. So
-he and fellow MSA representative
Adam Clampitt invited Wilhelm to
get University students excited about
politics.
"Essentially, it's for the benefit of
4ibestudents," said Clampitt, who spent
the summer as a White House intern.
A similar MSA event being
=3planned for mid-October will feature
a, Republican slate. Clampitt and
Winick said they have had encourag-
ing talks with the offices of several
prominent Republicans, including
former Defense Secretary Dick
Cheney and columnist William F.
uckley.
Tonight's speech by Wilhelm will
be his first public address since an-
nouncing his resignation as chair of
the committee, which is effective fol-
lowing the November elections.

Wilhelm resigned under pressure
from the White House, after some
,Democrats running forre-election pub-
licly distanced themselves from Presi-
Snt Clinton. Wilhelm was blamed for
ailing to maintain party unity.
However, Clampitt 'and Winick
,. aid the series is not intended as a
"narrow discussion of political issues,
but a general drive to increase student
interest in politics and governance.
"I went to a leadership conference
in May, and I'd say 20 percent of (the
.student leaders) were up on what was
-going on in Washington," Clampitt
aid.
- Both Clampitt, and Winick ex-
pressed excitement about student in-
volvement in public issues. They re-
turned to the theme again and again.
"The cancer of cynicism is conta-
gious," Winick said.
Clampitt added, "We're trying to
heighten the students' awareness of
political issues, and decrease the apa-
thy on campus."

over as interim chair of the communication
department, he didn't have time," Ellsworth
said. "He had a job before and this huge task
was added to it."
Ellsworth will serve as assistant to
Chamberlin, who is the associate dean for
faculty appointments. She will play a key role
in fulfilling the promises of the Agenda for
Women in the college.
"I was very pleased to find a distinguished
women member of our faculty to serve in this
capacity," Goldenberg said.

Besides working on improving the climate
for women in LSA, Ellsworth will address the
problems of sexual harassment and will con-
sider improvements in promotion procedures
and opportunities for faculty development.
"I'll be helping Dean John Chamberlin
with appointment issues and I will be taking
that part of his job that had to do with gender,"
Ellsworth said. "'ll be looking at promotions
and third-year reviews of faculty to look at
comprability, not only across gender, but also
across department."

Ellsworth will devote only half her time to
the position as assistant in the LSA dean's
office. She will continue to be a psychology
professor, but has left her position in the Law
school to work in the dean's office this year.
Selected by Goldenberg, Ellworth began
her position Sept. 1.
"She's a very talented person and I feel
lucky to have attracted her to this position,"
Goldenberg said.
Chamberlin estimated he will devote about
one-third of his time in the communication

department and two-thirds in the dean's of-
fice, in addition to teaching a course.
He said he hopes that Vincent Price, asso-
ciate chair of the communication department,
can assume most of the day-to-day business.
Because of his responsibilities in the com-
munication department, Chamberlin said any-
thing new will likely be added to Ellsworth's
responsibilities.
Chamberlin said his appointment in the
dean's office ends after this year and he will
return to full-time teaching.

Local teachers end
strike, return to class

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Former LGBPO director Jim Toy cuts the ribbon during the dedication ceremony of the library.
LGBPO ecats Toy Librar

By DWIGHT DAVIS
Daily Staff Reporter
Ann Arbor's 1,100 teachers returned to their
classrooms yesterday ending a two-week work
stoppage that had idled nearly 15,000 public
school students.
"The teachers felt good about getting back
and they were really glad we had a multi-year
deal," said Ann Arbor Education Association
president Linda Carter.
The more than 40 University of Michigan
school of education students scheduled to teach
in Ann Arbor public schools this fall.
Last week, school of education placement
officer Henry Meares worried that a continua-
tion of the stike might jeopordize some students
graduation dates. But the start of classes yester-
day allayed those fears.
"As long as we start this week and teach
through December 23 our requirement will be
met," said senior education student Julie Hall. "I
planned on teaching through the last week any-
way."
Details of the agreement, which has yet to be
formally ratified by the teachers, were announced
yesterday. The two-year package includes a 2.7
percent pay raise this year and a 2.4 percent
increase next year. This raise is partially offset
by a health insurance co-payment of 0.5 percent
of yearly salary this year and 0.6 percent next
year.
The union originally asked for 4.5 percent
and 5.5 percent salary increases over two years
with no insurance co-pay; and the board was
originally offering 2 percent over one year
coupled with the insurance co-pay.
Negotiators for the Ann Arbor Board of

Education and the teachers' union worked out
the deal late Saturday night after Washtenaw
Circuit Judge Patrick J. Conlin had ordered both
sides to meet all weekend with a court-ap-
pointed mediator as part of his injunction ruling
that would have forced teachers back to work
yesterday without a contract.
Both sides agreed that pressure from the
injunction helped in the breakthrough although
neither side said it was happy that it came down
to the courts being involved.
"It was probably a positive brought out of a
negative," admitted board spokesman Robert
Moseley. "We needed something, it is unfortu-
nate it had to be a court order."
"It is not a good feeling," said Carter about
the teachers being taken to court. "But it finally
got everyone under the same roof and not just
their negotiating representatives."
The key breakthrough, Carter said, was the
board's decision to relent on its demand for only
a one year deal.
Moseley disputed this assessment, saying
that the union could have had a two-year deal
earlier if they had lowered their salary demands.
"I'm not hard of hearing. We didn't get a
two-year proposal from the board until last
weekend," Carter said.
New legislation going into effect next year
will make it harder for teachers to strike and
Carter acknowledged that teachers will be very
vulnerable next year.
"I think we made an interesting statement to
the rest of the state," Carter said. "Everyone was
watching and we stood up for ourselves."
Carter said the teachers would "forgive the
board, but not forget."

By CATHY BOGUSLASKI
Daily Staff Reporter
Members of the University's Lesbian Gay
Bisexual Programs Office honored its founder,
Jim Toy, yesterday by dedicating the office's
library to him.
Though the library houses only a few shelves,
members are hoping the library will serve as a
resource to help students learn more about ho-
mosexuality and bisexuality.
"I hope our outreach to the hundreds and
thousands of people who have reached out to us
has been a healing one," Toy said, when he
expressed his gratitude for the dedication. Toy'
also said that the library should be named for
both a man and a woman, "in the spirit of
equality."
Toy founded the office in 1971 and it is the

oldest office of its type in the country, said
director Roni Sanlo, who replaced Toy this
summer when he began working in the affirma-
tive action office.
Jessica Belman, a University graduate who
suggested the library be named for Toy, said his
presence, and the office, helped her as an under-
graduate.
"Jim helped me a lot personally. He helped
me come out, and coming out is always hard,"
Belman said. "In some ways, the administration
here makes it harder, but Jim was there for me
when I needed someone."
About 30 people, including state Rep. Lynn
Rivers (D-Ann Arbor), a candidate for the U.S.
House, Alma Wheeler-Smith, a candidate for
the state Senate and Liz Brater, a candidate for
the state House attended the dedication.

City changes bus schedule
to reduce commuter time

By JONATHAN BERNDT
Daily Staff Reporter
As the pace of life around town
picks up, Ann Arbor's public trans-
portation system is cutting the time
commuters spend on buses by short-
ening some routes.
"A lot of it had to do with how
timely the routes were," said Liz
Margolis, manger of community re-
lations for the Ann Arbor Transit
Authority. "All our routes have to
meet at transfer points and if they are
not making their times, they are not
very good to people."
Many of the changes eliminate
loops where a bus entered a neighbor-
hood over the course of its run. Cut-
ting loops keeps the bus moving on
the city's larger streets.
Margolis said very few people will
be affected by such changes. Some
commuters may have to walk a little
farther to their stop. For others, a dif-
ferent route will stop closer to home.
Some routes have shown an in-
crease in ridership, which forces the
bus to stop longer while passengers
board. Margolis attributed some of
the increase to two programs where
the University pays the fare for stu-
dents, faculty and staff who show an
ID when boarding.
A park and ride program allowing
commuters to park at the Maple Vil-
lage Shopping Center and ride to the
Medical Campus has been function-
ing since January and recently got
another stop at 6:20 a.m.
"That definitely came from direct
response to the Medical Center pro-
gram," Margolis said. "People
couldn't get to their 7 o'clock shift, so
we added another trip."
She added these routes have seen
increases of up to 500 riders per day
due to the hospital program.
Another cooperative effort is the

Some of the changes to routes'
serving the University:
Route 2
No longer pulls into Plymouth Mall.
Route 7
Split into two routes. No longer
runs on Huron Parkway to
Plymouth Road. Turns onto Glazier
Way and ends at the North
Campus Commons.
Route 7N
New route serves the area north of
North Campus. Starts at the NCC
and loops past Willowtree and
Traver Villiage, out the Post Office
and Green Street, before heading
back to the NCC by way of
Plymouth Road.
Route 12U
The Maple Village commuter route
to the hospitals, added a stop at
6:20 a.m., which arrives at the
Mott entrance at 6:39 a.m.
Route 14
Also now serves the Mott hospital
entrance, not the main entrance.
Route 16
The Wolverine Tower shuttle no
longer makes the loop on Hoover
and Green streets near the
stadium.
For complete routes and times,
consult the AATA's Ride Guide, which
is available at Campus Information
Centers and the Blake Transit center
at 331 S. Fourth Ave. downtown.
shuttle to Wolverine Tower, on the
cornerofEisenhower and State streets.
The University pays the transit
authority 50 cents per trip under the
programs, a discount from the normal
rate of 75 cents. Federal money ac-
counts for approximately 10 percent
of the system's funding. Fares aver-
age around 11 to 13 percent.

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