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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 13, 1994 - 3
.Comm department looks to concentrators for guidance

By RONNIE GLASSBERG
Daily Staff Reporter
Students concerned about the future of the
communication department may finally have a
voice in possible changes.
The department this week started distribut-
ing a five-page survey to all junior and senior
communication concentrators.
0 "I like the fact that they're asking students
because I think they might go in the direction
that the students will be able to get the most out
of the department," said Derek D'Angelo, a
Lectures
*to feature
famous
Four-part series
highlights grads'
accomplishments
By KELLY FEENEY
For the Daily
A CNN White House correspon-
dentwill speak at the Michigan League
Tuesday as the first lecturer in a celeb-
rity lecture series.
Jill Dougherty has covered presi-
dential affairs for CNN since the end of
the Bush administration. After gradu-
*ting from the University and the Uni-
versity of Chicago, Dougherty began
hercareeras a broadcaster for Voice Of
America. She joined CNN in 1991, and
has since covered the Clinton adminis-
tration.
Her lecture, titled "A White House
Correspondent's View from Inside the
Beltway" is the first of a four-part se- more
ries sponsored by the Margeret of 8u
g1aterman Alumnae Group.
The other lecturers are: Marlene
Barasch, arthistorian (Nov.16); Henry o
Haller, White House Chef (Feb. 14);
and documentary film-maker Ken
Burns (March
°' 16).

.....

junior in communication.
In June, LSA Dean Edie N. Goldenberg
formed a six-member panel to make recom-
mendations ranging from organization of the
academic program, faculty appointments and
governance to coursework and degree re-
quirements. The committee has a Dec. 1 dead-
line to make these recommendations.
The survey asks questions on the reasoning
for choosing the department, future plans,
courses and many others.
"It's really a chance to hear from these

people directly -how the concentration works
now," said interim department chair John
Chamberlin, also LSA associate dean for aca-
demic appointments. "It's always a good idea to
look to students."
The committee has met every Monday since
Sept. 12 to discuss the changes, Chamberlin
said.
"So far, we've had general discussions on a
lot of the parts of the program," Chamberlin
said. "As we move further along, we'll prob-
ably parcel out chores."

Besides the surveys, the committee plans to
meet with small groups of concentrators.
But with all the excitement in the depart-
ment, students should not expect radical changes
immediately. Chamberlin said winterterm 1996
probably would be the earliest new communi-
cation courses could begin.
In its present shape, D'Angelo said his
experiences in the department have been filled
with frustration in trying to get into classes.
"One of the problems is that it has the reputation
of being an easy major."

D'Angelo, who wants to be a television
meteorologist, said he has not learned much he
can apply in the future.
"The classes they teach are not really geared
to what students will need once they get into the
working world," he said.
Despite the problems D'Angelo has had, he
does not want to remove communication edu-
cation from the University. "Not having a com-
munication department would be a huge mis-
take, especially since communications is im-
portant to any field," he said.

Rivers, Schall debate, spar
over issues, name-calling

By JAMES NASH
Daily Staff Reporter
In aday jam-packed with campaign-
ing, congressional hopefuls Lynn Riv-
ers and John Schall locked horns yes-
terday on gun control, a balanced-bud-
get amendment, publicly funded abor-
tion, health care, taxes and a host of
personal issues neithercan-
didateclaimed they wanted
to debate.-
Rivers, an Ann Arbor
Democrat, and Republi-
can Schall of Livonia
faced each other twice
yesterday: at a lunchtime
debate in Westland and at
an evening forum in Can-
ton Township.
The debate was
marked by personal at-
tacks as both candidates
accused each other of ne-
glecting the district and using mislead-
ing labels. The Canton Township fo-
rum was markedly more subdued, as
the two candidates - along with so-
cialist challenger Helen Halyard --
stuck to the issues and refrained from
attacks.
Schall claimed to present a "good,
wholesome conservative" message
and labeled his opponent an "ultra-
liberal." Schall said Rivers - a first-
term state representative - compiled
the second most liberal voting record
during her term in the House.
Rivers portrayed herself as a self-

made working woman who is distant
from the political culture of Wash-
ington. Pointing to Schall's term in
the capital as a chief of staff in the
Labor Department under President
George Bush, Rivers said he has be-
come alienated from the needs of the
13th District.
Both hope to suceed U.S.
Rep. William Ford, who is
retiring after 30 years.
lio Schall promised to
maintain his primary resi-
dence in the district if
elected.
"My opponent's going
to call me a carpetbagger
even though I was born and
raised one mile from here
on Wayne Road," Schall
said in Westland.
Rivers responded: "I'm
not going to call my oppo-
nent a carpetbagger, because I think
name-calling is the problem here."
Rivers did charge Schall with miss-
ing 20 elections in his district from
1986-93.
"I did miss some votes, I admit it,"
Schall said. But he attacked Rivers
for missing 10 meetings of the Ann
Arbor Board of Education - of which
she was president - in 1990-91.
Both candidates said the campaign
has become needlessly negative, but
each blamed the other for the attacks.
The moderator of the first debate yes-
terday said the tone of the campaign

was no surprise.
"I didn't think it was too nasty or
personal," said Dave Armbruster of
the Westland Chamber of Commerce.
"If you have two candidates who are
as different as they claim to be, you're
going to see some sparks."
The candidates differed sharply
on many issues facing the U.S. Con-
gress:
Gun control. Rivers said she
favors an assault-weapon ban as part
of a comprehensive anti-crime pack-
age. She voted for the "three-strikes-
and-you're-out" crime bill, and sup-
ported the crime package recently
signed into law by President Clinton.
Schall called the crime package a
"fraud." He lashed out at the sugges-
tion of an assault-weapons ban.
Balanced-budget amendment.
Rivers said that while she supports bal-
anced budgets, the amendment would
ultimately cost more. Instead, Rivers
said she favors a line-item veto.
"We need to eliminate the 'you
scratch my back, I'll scratch yours'
mentality," Rivers said.
Schall endorsed the balanced-bud-
get amendment. "Only a tax-and-spend
liberal could think that a balanced-
budget amendment costs you money. It
gets spending under control."
Abortion funding. Rivers said
women on Medicaid also should be
entitled to state-funded abortions.
Schall said he opposes public fund-
ing of abortion.

CHRIS WOLF/Daily
cial Adviser Terry Savage tells students that caring about money is not
difficult than cooking. She spoke in the Hale Auditorium of the School
siness yesterday evening.
vage says saving
ioney akscen1.ts

Ken Burns'
lecture is per-
haps the most
touted. Burns,
a native of
Ann Arbor,
has received
wide acclaim
Dougherty during his fif-
teen-year career as a documentary
film maker. "The Civil War" is the
highest-rated program in the his-
tory of public television. His new-
.st documentary "Baseball" has
ready become one of this season's
levision highlights.
Money raised from the series pro-
vides funding forthe Waterman Group.
Last year, the group awarded $14, 900
to 10 students in the form of scholar-
ships.
The Margaret Waterman Alumnae
Group is a social and academic group
open to women who have attended the
University or who have exhibited vital
'Oterest in the University.
Named after Margeret Lawlor
Waterman, a former director of the
alumni association, the group is now in
its 42nd year.
Tickets for each of the lectures
are available at the doorfor $15.00.
Tickets for all four lectures can be
purchased for $40.00 per person.
Tickets can be obtained by calling
n Womack at (313)663-4769 or
artha Krumm (313)994-9319.
All lectures begin at 10:30 a.m.
in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.

By MAGGIE WEYIHNG
Daily Staff Reporter
Investing is the key to financial
independence, said Terry Savage, a
University graduate and noted finan-
cial columnist for the Chicago Sun-
Times.
Savage met with students yester-
day to provide tips on money manage-
ment. She was in town as the featured
guest for the fifth annual Mullin-Welch
lecture, held in the Business school.
Before the lecture, she gave a free
advice session to students in the
Wedge room in West Quad titled
"Money 101"in which she stressed the
importance money management for all
students.
"No matter what your major is,
everyone is going to have to deal with
money - but you can't find a course
that will teach you how," she said.
While it may seem early, Savage
encouraged students, fresh in the
workplace, to start putting a little
money away every month in invest-
ments such as mutual funds or com-
pany retirement plans. Starting early
will pay big dividends in the long run,
she said.
Savage noted that while the 1980s
represented a time of job-optimism
and high spending, the 1990s require
very different tactics when dealing
with money.
"In the 1980s, status symbols were
on the outside -- designer clothes,
expensive cars, etc. I really believe

that the status symbols of the 90s are
what is inside the envelope (money
that is put away and budgeted). Play-
ing by the rules of the 1980s will bury
you in debt."
Savage warned that the explosive
use and abuse of credit cards have left
many students penniless. But she
urged students to do what it takes to
make full payments on their monthly
credit card bills. By not paying in full,
students can find themselves struggling
for many years to pay off debt on their
credit cards.
"It will take a person 31 years and
two months to pay off $2,000 on a
credit card," she said.
On the other hand, investing that
money for the same amount of timej
can yield $45, 540, Savage said.
Savage said money management
should not be about getting rich quick,
rather establishing financial indepen-
dence.
"Managing money is a talent and
a skill that gives you self respect and
independence."
Debbie Watson, a first-year MBA,
said, "I came to get a general idea how
to manage my money and how to best
utilize that money to obtain financial
independence."
Savage is the author of the two
best-selling novels, "Terry Savage
Talks Money: The Common-Sense
Guide to Money matters" and "Terry
Savage's New Money Strategies for
the 90s."

Faculty say coming out is a relief

By JAMES D. WANG
For the Daily
For many gays, lesbians, and bi-
sexuals, the first challenge is coming
out to friends and family. But what
happens when you decide to tell your
boss or co-workers?
As part of National Coming Out
Week, there was a round table discus-
sion yesterday regarding issues in-
volving coming out in the workplace.
The event was co-sponsored by
the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Programs
Office (LGBPO) and the Lambda
Grads, the University's lesbian-gay-
bisexual graduate student organization.
"Coming out" has provided a sense
of freedom and relief for some. One
member of the discussion said, "I

have a feeling of self fulfillment. My
thoughts about my sexual orientation
are in sync with my feelings. I don't
worry about doing things that don't
represent who I am."
One difficult aspect of coming out
in the workplace is the acceptance and
reaction from one's peers. "People are
afraid to associate with people who are
gay because they fear being associated
as gay," another faculty member said.
"There is a feeling that you can come
out, but don't talk about it."
To cope with this problem, the
University now has diversity training
programs in some departments.
"Sexual orientation is the most
controversial, so it needs more time
spent on it," a faculty member said.

"But on the flip side, other diversity
groups are rightfully concerned with
why so much time is spent on sexual
orientation."
Another topic discussed was the
concern over job security. "Many
people are not aware that gays, lesbi-
ans and bisexuals can lose their jobs,"
said Ronni Sanlo, LGBPO director.
There is no state statute that pre-
vents discrimination based on sexual
orientation. The Employment Non-Dis-
crimination Act of 1994, recently intro-
duced by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-
Mass.) and Reps. Gerry Studds and
Barney Frank, both Massachusetts
Democrats who are the only openly gay
members of Congress, would prohibit
such discriminatory actions.

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