The Michigan Daily - Tuseday, October 18, 1994 - 3
Editors' note: This is the second
in a series on recycling in Ann Arbor.
By JOHN LOMBARD
Daily Staff Reporter
To Julia Fituch, a language coor-
dinator in the Family Housing Com-
munity Center on North Campus, re-
*ycling is a cross-cultural experience.
"The phrase 'take off lid' might
not make any sense to a foreign stu-
dent yet 'remove top' is easier to
understand," Fituch explained. Stu-
dents can look up the verb "remove"
easily in the dictionary while the
phrase "take off' can be confusing to
define, she said. Teaching interna-
tional students how to recycle is one
f Fituch's main responsibilities.
Of Northwood's 1,594 apartments,
609 house international students.
Fituch's classes teach everything from
English phrases to recycling tech-
According to the University's
Waste Management Services,
Northwood Complex had a bad recy-
cling record. "Contamination was re-
ally bad (in Northwood 1-V)," said
@Vaste Management Services' Recy-
cling Coordinator Erica Spigal. To
By MAUREEN SIRHAL
For the Daily
OK, you overslept, and missed
4our final. You parked one too many
nes in the tow zone and your license
was revoked. And your parents have
decided to visit for the weekend.
Relax, you just had a bad dream.
What are dreams? According to
Madelyn Satz, a dream interpreter,
dreams are messages from the sub-
conscious sent to the conscious.
She feels dreams are important
because they provide the link between
e conscious and subconscious and
flow people to understand themselves
better. Through their dreams, people
can interpret events in their lives.
Methods of interpretation vary for
each person. "Dreams are interpreted
Julie Fituch (2d from right), a language coordiator discusses a recycling identification game with other coordinators
on at the Family Community Center on North Campus Wednesday.
improve the Northwood recycling
record, Spigal approached Fituch to
include recycling in the center's for-
eign student orientation, held each
Fituch uses games developed by
Waste Management's Recycle Pro-
gram Assistant Jennifer Smith to teach
students how to recycle. The
orientation's mini Olympics included
two recycling events: crushing milk
jugs and bundling newspapers.
"We normally have relay races,
but this summer we included recy-
cling relays," Fituch said.
The competitors take a milk jug,
pull the top off and crush the jug. The
flattened container is then raced to a
recycling bin at the other end ofthe field
so that another teammate could start the
process again. Points are earned through
speed and proper recycling.
Fituch learns about recycling sys-
tems abroad. The Japanese, she said,
recycle Styrofoam meat trays, but they
don't have any cash bottle return pro-
According to Fituch the Swiss re-
cycle almost everything including
organic material and then take the
compost directly to farmers. She
added that in Switzerland you have to
pay $1 for each store-bought plastic
bag in some stores.
The summer orientation was just
the start of the center's recycling fo-
cus. "This morning I went over recy-
cling nouns," Fituch said as she looked
down at a box of recyclable items.
She explained that the word "jar,"
unlike the word "newspaper" is not
commonly used and may not be un-
derstood by her students even when
accompanied with a two dimensional
picture next to the word. One solution
was to place various recyclable items
on a table and then ask students to
identify the objects.
The students are then taught how
to properly recycle such items as card-
board boxes. Each student learns how
to collapse, stack and bundle the card-
There is reason to believe that
some of the center's efforts are pay-
ing off. According to Waste Manage-
ment Services, Northwood Complex
recovered (recycled) 13 tons during
September 1993 and during Septem-
ber 1994, Northwood recycled 18 tons.
Spigal continued that the amount of
non recyclable stuff in the bins seemed
on the decline.
According to Fituch, the foreign
students are excited by recycling.
"They couldn't wait for the second
draft of the recycling pamphlet which
they had helped develop," she said.
"One woman wanted to know how to
recycle a certain type of fuel car-
tridge. I don't know what to do with
the thing, but I'm going to find out."
* ECB Peer Tutoring
By JAMES D. WANG
For the Daily
Have problems getting muddled
thoughts into cohesive sentences?
Don't despair, the English Composi-
tion Board (ECB) Peer Tutoring Pro-
gram can transform ideas into literary
The aim of the ECB Peer Tutoring
Program is to "give students another
place to go for individual help, other
than teaching assistants and profes-
sors," says ECB co-director, Barbara
The program is staffed by stu-
dents selected through a rigorous
screening process. Peer tutors must
be nominated by their professors and
interviewed. Those chosen .as tutors
are certified through a training pro-
gram that lasts about a semester.
"With this type of tutoring, people
are more comfortable than going to
people with Ph.D's. It's different get-
ting feedback from one of your peers
than your teachers," said peer tutor
Eileen Momblanco, an LSA senior.
Another peer tutor, LSA junior
Dyana Nafissa, agreed. "It's good to
have someone trained in reading, to
point out what does and does not
work in your paper," Nafissa said.
Although half of all peer tutors are
English majors, tutors come from all
Eric Mayes, an LSA sophomore
who has used the service, said, 'It's
really helpful to have a tutor majoring
in my subject critique my paper. It
makes it easier to have someone un-
derstand what I am trying to convey.
and help me express it."
Tutors in the program work to
meet the schedules of busy students.
"There are no appointments
needed, and people are not limited to
thirty minutes," said Monroe. f
Students can use several sites to
receive peer tutoring. They are Anger
Hall, the Alice Lloyd library, Mary
Markley library, and room 2160 of
the UGLi. The fifth location serves
the North Campus area in Bursley.
The program helps writers of all
skill levels and aids students with all
kinds of writing, not just papers. "I've
had people of all levels come in for
help with their dissertations, papers,
personal statements, and even books,"
The ECB is looking to expand its
Peer Tutoring Program to the com-
puter network. The ECB plans to pilot
an On-Line tutoring Program that will
be implemented soon. If successful,
the program will go campus wide.
"It is the new wave in peer tutor-
ing," said Monroe. "It will allow stu-
dents to get help anywhere, anytime
at their convenience."
r says dreams reveal fantasies, day-to-day struggles
differently through a symbolic lan-
guage using pictures and sometimes
words, but mostly pictures," Satz said.
"It is very, very easy to misconstrue."
Dreams contain "very bizarre and
embarrassing (elements) and some-
times they can be misinterpreted if
taken at face value. Dreams can help-
ful because they can help people see
what a certain message might by say-
ing," Satz said.
Certainly people draw some in-
correct assumptions about dreams and
dream interpreting. "There are no
universal symbols per se; there are
some commonalties simply because
we are all members of society.
"For example," Satz said, "driv-
ing can mean a couple of things -
what drives a person, movement
'When a person dreams of having sex with
another person, It could mean that they need to
get intimate with that part of their personality...'
- Madelyn Staz
through life whether it might be reck-
less or controlled. It could also be a
metaphor for a person. If the car is in
disrepair, maybe there is apart of the
body that should looked at carefully."
People in dreams can also repre-
sent a little more than just the physical
person. "Often, when a person dreams
of having sex with another person, it
could mean that they just need to get
intimate with that part of their person-
ality which the person in question
represents." In other words, some-
times the people we dream about
merely represent a apart of our own
There are always a number of ru-
mors which people pass on to one
another claiming to explain certain
things. For example, if a person
dreams that they die, is it necessarily
going to happen?
"That is not true," Satz said. "Death
in dreams can often represent a trans-
formation." Dreams are often "exag-
gerated images - one way of telling
ourselves something that we're not
Dreams also are a record of events
that have occurred the previous day.
"I encourage people to keep a de-
tailed journal of their dreams and the
dates of entry. Record the days events
previous to the dream. Dreams come
out as things that happen that day,"
Satz runs a therapy group for dream
interpretation called "The Dream
Group" that helps people discover
what their dreams have to tell them.
"People love it," Satz said. "It is
amazing what our minds come up
with. It's fun."
There seem to be mixed opinions
about dream interpretation. Univer-
sity Psychology Prof. Christopher
Peterson had some other definitions
of dreams interpretation.
There are three widely-held theo-
ries, Peterson said. The first has to do
with the belief that reality is a dream
and what people dream is their real-
ity. The second is the Freudian expla-
nation that dreams are the wishes of
the subconscious conveyed to the con-
sciousness. Third, dreams are a
method of problem solving; a means
to work through daily problems.
Some students think people
should have some familiarity with
dream interpretation. "Some things
happen we don't realize and our sub-
conscious picks up on it and reveals it
to our consciousness," said LSA
sophmore Adina Lipsitz.
"It interests me. I haven't read any
thing on it, but I like it," said LSA
first-year student Jill Manske. "1
would take the initiative to get my
dreams interpreted, but I would take i1
with a grain of salt."
Sentence stands for act
WASHINGTON - The Supreme
Court refused yesterday to overturn
anti-abortion activist Randall Terry's
five-month prison sentence for or-
chestrating the presentation of a fetus
to Bill Clinton during the Democratic
Terry, founder of the militant
group Operation Rescue, had been
convicted of criminal contempt of
court for violating a federal court in-
junction preventing him or his group
from using a feuts in any protest in-
volving Clinton or his running mate
Al Gore during the convention in New
York in July 1992.
While the fetus was presented to
Clinton in front of the Inter-Conti-
nental Hotel by another man, Terry
took credit for the operation in public
Terry's appeal did not dispute that
he was involved but the person cho-
sen to prosecute him. New York At-
torney General Robert Abrams, who
had obtained the injunction in the first
place based on state health laws, was
appointed by the judge in the case to
try Terry after the Justice Depart-
ment, under President Bush, refused.
The appeal argued that Abrams could
not serve as the prosecutor in a case in
which he already had an interest.
Terry also asserted that Abrams
was not impartial because at a rally in
Washington, he said, Abrams had!
stuck out his tongue at him and said,
"You are going to lose." Abrams de-
The Supreme Court refused with-
out explanation or recorded dissent to
hear the appeal.
Terry's lawyers said yesterday that
they have not given up. Gene Kapp, a
spokesman for Terry's lawyers, said
they will ask the Supreme Court to
reconsider, a move that is almost neve
successful. If that fails, he said, they,
will ask the judge in the case to recon-
sider and modify the prison sentence.'
Matt "The Balloon Guy" Combs, a School of Music sophomore, gives an inflated "flower" to LSA junior Cynthia Lynn.
Michigan football quarterback Todd Collins has passed for more than 200 yards in five of six games this season.
This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.
A photo caption in yesterday's Daily misidentified a University recycling bin as a city recycling bin.
A profile of Republican candidate for Michigan's 13th Congressional District, John Schall, incorrectly stated
that he misrepresented his opponent, Lynn Rivers, in her views on health care. Rivers supported a single-payer system
for much of the campaign, but now supports a variety of possible reforms.
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