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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 14, 1995 -7

Students can take GRE on
paper until 1999, ETS says

CUSTOMER SERVICE
Telephone assistance positions are now
available in our Ann Arbor office. We are a
leader in Medical Billing. So, we are looking
for people who enjoy helping others, can
communicate well, have an excellent
command of English Language, are
dedicated, meticulous, quick thinking and
c paccurately - 60 word/min. OR
MORE:hKnowledge of medical billing and
coding helpful, but not necessary (willing to
train the right person). If hired, we'll start you
at $7.Sfhr., and we're willing to work out a
flexible schedule for you. we're only a 10
minute bus ride from campus. Interested: fax
your resume to 313/677-7407 or send to
PMG, Personnel Coordinator, P.O. Box
1108, Ann Arbor, 4806.
DAYCARE HELPER needed wk. days
2.30-5:30, 2-5 days a wk. Privatelyrowned in
"home, Mle/aple .area. No expirence
needed. Must love kids! 665-6568.
EDITORIAL & SALES intemships for lo-
cal publishing firm, full-time, paid. Call SGI
Publications, 668-4044.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOBS for the
summer. Earn $2500-$3500 & free the planet
campaign to save endangered species,
promote recycling & stop polluters. Work
with major environmental groups like the
PIRGS, Sierra Club & Green Corps. Posi-
tions in 33 states & D.C. Campus interviews:
March 13 & 14. Call Jamie. 1-800/75-
EARTH.

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MACKINAC ISLAND. Enjoy a great sum-
mer at the Chippewa & Lilac Tree Hotels.
Now hiring for desk clerks, waitstaff,
bartenders, housekeeping & night audit.
Write to us at P.O. Box 475, Gaylord, MI
49735. 517/T32-3457.
MATURE, NON-SMOKER needed for
babysitting. 2 school-age boys in my Saline
home, 15 mn. from campus. 2-3 h . in mor-
avail during summer. Call 429-8175 after 5
' p.m.
MEMBER SERVICES REP. Need a real
people oreintated individual to fill an impor-
tant role at our service desk/locker room area.
Several shifts avail. Apply at YMCA, 350 S.
Fifth.
MEN W/IHAIR LOSS needed. The U of M
Dept. of Dermatology is seeking volunteers
to test a new treatment for hair loss in men.
Ages 18-40. Volunteers should have a reced-
ing hairline. Clinic visits & medication
provided free for eligible participants. For
more info. call 936-4070 Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5
p.m.
NEEDED
College of Engineering needs person to meet,
greet, and direct prospective students and
visitors. Must be free Mon., Wed., Thurs. &
Fri. 12:45-1:45. Other hours flexible (up to
10/wk.) Temporary immediately through
mid-April. Please call 763-5050.
NEWSPAPER INSERTING POSITIONS
Ideal Second Job.
The Ann Arbor News currently has
immediate part-time openings in our
newspaper distribution center.
Responsibilities include inserting advertising
circulars in our modem, state-of-the-art
equipment.
Shift openings for weekend and Wednesday
evenings and Saturday daytime. Shift
schedules from 7 1/2 to 27 hours per week
available.
Competitive pay w/ incentives including:
shift premiums and holiday pay.
After one year & 1000 hours, employees
eligible for: medical, vacation, pension
benefits, vision & life insurance.
Position requires standing, bending, reaching,
turning & moving advertising circulars.
Maximum frequent lifting requirement is 20
pounds.
Applications accepted at The Ann Arbor
News, 340 E. Huron St., Monday through
Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/V/H
NIGHT CLERK needed midnight to 8 a.m.
Cash register experience and proficiency
with Excel. Foxpro a plus. $7.25/hour. Call
Oxford Conference Center at 763-3480.
PA COED Children's ovemight camp seeks
staff. Swim, crafts, radio, golf, nature, sailing,
tennis, sports, archery & general. Call 610/
941-0128 or write Mark Glaser 16 Gum Tree
Lane Lafayette Hill, PA 19444.
PART-TIME WEEKEND dishwasher
needed! Free food & a wonderful working
atmosphere. Apply in person, room 1310
Michigan Union, attn: Dave.
PART-TIME Honest, reliable, dependable,
willing to assume responsibility. We will
train. All around help. Girard's Vintage
Watches, 1214 S. University.
PART-TIME housekeeper & child care
worker. Some afternoons & alternate
weekends. $6.50/hr. Please contact at 662-
9191.

TRAVEL ABROAD and work. Make up to
$2,000-$4,000+/mo. teaching basic conver-
sational English in Japan, Taiwan, or S.
Korea. No teaching background or Asian lan-
guages required. For information call: 206/
632-1146 ext. J55986.
WANTED 100 STUDENTS lose 8 - 100 lbs.
New metabolism breakthrough. Guaranteed
results! I lost 15 lbs. in 3 wks. RN assisted. 1-
800/579-1634. $35 charge.
WORK STUDY position in Endocrinology
la. Call Dr. Robert Denver 936-6625.
2 - 4rf SARAH McLachlan tix. Will pay
premium for first 10 rows. 523-0284.
BLACK CROWES TIX for sale. March 28
at the Fox Theater. Main floor & balcony
available. Call Peter or ED: 213-0859.
LOW FARES TO EUROPE * ASIA*
AUSTRALIA * AFRICA *SOT
AMERICA
Call STAMOS TRAVEL in Kerrytown,
downtown Ann Arbor, 407 N. Fifth Ave.,
Ann Arbor, MI at 663-4400. Special U-M
line 663-5500.
LOW FARES! London from $379, Paris
from $528, Frankfurt from $504, Japan from
$740, Korea from $750, Bangkok from $867,
Singapore from $982. Regency Travel 209 S.
State St. 665-6122.
ROMANTIC SPRING HIDEAWAY.
Romantic log cabins on lake. $49-$69
nightly. Reduced mid-week rate incl. hot tub,
boats, canoes, more. Traverse City area. 616/
276-9502.
STUDENTS ANYWHERE in the U.S. on
Continental $159 or $239. Bring your Con-
tinental voucher & AMEX card. Martha at
Regency Travel, 209S. State, 665-6122.
WANTED 2 TICKETS Sarah McLachlan.
3/16. Leave message at 741-0427.

By Patience Atkin
Daily Staff Reporter
Although Educational Testing Ser-
vices originally planned to completely
computerize the Graduate Record Ex-
aminations by 1997, ETS will con-
tinue to offer paper-and-pencil exams
until 1999, following allegations that
the new version is susceptible to cheat-
ing.
The GRE is the entrance examina-
tion taken by most liberal arts stu-
dents applying to graduate school.
Over the past three years, 1,191,656
students have taken the exam.
"The main benefit (to the comput-
erized test) is immediate scoring,"
said ETS spokesman Ray Nicosia.
"There's been through-the-roof satis-
faction with how happy the students
are that instead of waiting the four or
six weeks that they normally have to
wait, they get their scores on the spot."
While ETS would not comment
on reasons for the delay, a national
test preparation centerhas complained
that the computerized test is easier
and has fewer safeguards to prevent
cheating.
"The first question astudentis asked
is a medium-difficulty question," said
Ann Mecca, spokeswoman for Kaplan
Education Centers, a test-preparation
firm. "If the student gets that question
right, they get a harder question. If they
get the question wrong, they get an
easier question. The test adapts to the
individual student."
Nicosia said the additional ben-
efits of computer testing include a
shorter testing time and a smaller, pri-

vate testing area.
Although these benefits may make
the computerized GRE more desir-
able for some students, others don't,
feel comfortable with it.
"I chose to take the pencil-and-
paper version," said LSA senior Stacy
Robin Meranus. "I don't know what
the computers are like, and I don't
trust them not to screw up my scores
'COS
the main
benefit (to the
computerized test)
is immediate
scoring'."
- Ray Nicosia
ETS spokesman
any more than they could already get
screwed up."
Another benefit of the computer-
ized test could turn out to be apotential
problem. The computerized GRE is
offered every day of the week. In order
to ensure that questions are not re-
peated, there must be a large database
of questions, which Kaplan cited as a
reason some students were reporting
repeated questions on their tests.
"You could walk out of the test and
say to your friend, 'Oh, I saw this word
on the test,' and then thatperson would
go in and take the test and possibly see
the same word," Mecca said. "That's

not supposed to happen."
In the fall of 1993, Kaplan sent
20 staff members to take the GRE
repeatedly overaperiod oftwo weeks.
"Afterwords, they could reconstruct
80 percent of the GRE," Mecca said.
"This shows the questions were being
recycled."
Mecca said Kaplan went to ETS in
December 1993 and presented
itsfindings, adding that ETS was very
responsive and agreed to investigate
Kaplan's claims.
Two weeks later, ETS filed acopy-
right lawsuit against Kaplan. "What
they (Kaplan) did was what we con-
sider an illegal act," Nicosia said.
"They went in to steal questions."
Nicosia denied that any signs of
student cheating had surfaced prior to
Kaplan's report. He also said that the
percentage of the test that was dupli-
cated by Kaplan is "debatable."
"You'll see that Kaplan and other
for-profit coaching firms are in this
tooth and nail, because it (computer-
ized testing) is bad for their busi-
ness," Nicosia said. "They don't want
to see it here."
ETS's lawsuit against Kaplan is
still pending. "It's still being negoti-
ated, but we just signed an agreement
with ETS saying that we wouldn't
emulate the exams until March," Mecca
said.
Nicosia said this is not the end of
the battle between ETS and Kaplan.
"ETS is still pursuing this as if it is
going to court. We are planning on
going to court or settling for a mon-
etary (award)."

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summer caterings. Mostly weekends. Food
service exp. a plus, but not necessary. Call
Eric H. at 930-4270.
FRISBEE PLAYERS WANTED to help do
free-style shows part-time. No exp. nec. will
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Flying Aces Pro Frisbee Team. 313/439-
8182.
GREAT SUMMER WORK!
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Paint at $6-7/hr. Call Frank 764-9794.
GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTOR. Arm Ar-
bor YMCA needs a sharp individual to play a
leading role in our youth gymnastics
program. A great opportunity to have a posi-
tive impact on kids. Gymnastics exp.
required, CPR/first aid preferred. Apply at
YMCA. 3505S. Fifth.
HARDWORKING RELIABLE Individuals
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INDIVIDUALS NEEDED FOR
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DRINKING TOO MUCH? DrinkWise -
Healthy choices for people who drink.
Moderation or abstinence - you decide. A
service of U-M Med. Center. 747-9473.
ERIC'S SPORTS: Team uniforms and shoes
for all indoor sports. 2 blocks off State Street.
Call 663-6771.
MEDICAL EDUCATION
SCHOLARSHIP
A BMA/SNMA Community Service Award
Eligibility requirements: BLACK
PREMED student who will be attending any
Medical School in the fall of '95. For more
info, see Black Student Network or contact
Kim Staton at 971-2117. Deadline April 1,
1995.

PLAYWRIGHT WANTED. Res. Rep. and
Talk to Us, 2 Campus Theater Groups, are
looking for a playwright for the upcoming
'95-'96 school year. For more info. and
application, please call 747-3525.
PRACTICE REPRESENTATIVE_
MEDICAL CODING SPECIALIST
FULL-TIME/PART-TIME positions
available in our Ann Arbor office. We are a
leader in Medical Billing, and we are looking
for those who are dedicated, meticulous and
quick thinking. Excellent communication &
business writing skills along with a
knowledge of human anatomy a must.
Knowledge of Medical Billing & Coding
helpful but not necessary (willing to train the
right person). WE OFFER GREAT PAY ($9/
hr. minimum) AND EXCELLENT
BENEFITS - WHAT CAN YOU OFFER?
We're only a 10 minute bus ride from the
Campus. Interested: fax your resume to 313/
677-7407 or send to PMG, Personnel
Coordinator, POB 1108, Ann Arbor 48106.
EOE
PROJECT SOFTWARE ENGINEER.
Leading software developer in Columbus,
Ohio seeks software engineer with BSCE de-
gree or higher. Engineer to develop in Win-
dows/Windows NT environment using
knowledge of Visual Design Tools and
Visual C++. Experience with Client/Server
architecture, distributed database applications
and project management a plus. Full time
position with benefits. Please mail resume
with salary requirement to ScanData Systems
Mail Stop 4400, 4420 Tuller Road, Dublin
Ohio, 43017.
RECEPTIONIST NEEDED full-time. Must
be lighthearted & work well with students.
Call 665-8825.
RESEARCH ASSISTANTS Telephone in-
terviewers needed to conduct screening in-
terviews for national twin study of mid-life
development. Looking for responsible, out-
going people with good verbal skills. Inter-
viewing experience preferred. Temporary
position (3-4 months), flex. 15-20 + hrs./wk.,
eves./weekends. $7-$8Ihr., depending on
experience. Call Jackie or Joy, 936-0550.
SECURITY NEEDED for property protec-
tion on campus. Unarmed. No exp. needed as
you will be trained. Excellent advancement
possibilities. flex. hrs. State Security Services
Inc. 525 Church St. Room 1021 Ann Arbor,
668-0447. EOE.
SEMEN DONORS NEEDED for an es-
tablished infertility clinic. Male students or
graduates 20-40 yrs. old are sought. Donors
are paid $60 per acceptable donation. Write,
APRL, P.O. Box 2674, Ann Arbor, MI
48106.
SEMEN DONORS NEEDED, Rh negative.
For this blood type, $120 is paid per accept-
able donation. Write APRL, P.O. Box 2674,
Ann Arbor, MI 48106.
STUDENT NEEDED to manage U-M
business. No exp. nec. Must be motivated.
Good $. May-July. 810/661-1162. 4-6 p.m.
STUDENT WORKS PAINTING now
hiring for full-time summer positions in the
Ann Arbor area. Starting pay $6-7/hr. Ask for
Matt at 741-5287.
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ersonal
A BABY TO ADOPT would be a dream
come true. Darlene at home. 1-800/575-0002.
ADOPTION- Let's help each other. We are a
secure, loving couple wishing to adopt a
newborn. Expenses paid. Call collect 1-313/
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SARA STILLMAN/ Daily
LSA sophomore Katie Wang shakes the hand of a recent graduate of Project Lighthouse's college game. The
game Is designed to encourage kids to attend college.
Young Asian Amencans visit
campus to learn about college

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Project Lighthouse
encourages students
to continue education
By Spencer Dickinson
Daily Staff Reporter
A group of urban kids came to the
University on Friday as part of a pro-
gram designed to put children on the
road to college at an early age.
Project Lighthouse, sponsored by
the Office of Academic Multicul-
tural Initiatives, reaches out spe-
cifically to young Asian Americans
in the Detroit area and encourages
them to keep their sights set on a
college education.
Ann Liao, an LSA senior who
helped run the program, said, "These
kids are thinking about getting married
early or joining a gang. Their families
just don't place a value on higher edu-
cation."
This goes against what is known as
the "model minority myth," or the be-
lief that all Asian Americans are well-
off, well-educated or upper-class, she
added.
"These kids aren't all 4.0 students
who just study," Liao said. "They're
real people who need our help."
The 7th- and 8th-graders from the
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"It's supposed to teach the kids
about all the different aspects of col-
lege they have no way of knowing
about," Ting said.
"I never knew you had to do so
many different kinds of things here,"
said one 7th-grader after finally find-
ing housing in a co-op.
LSA sophomore Cathy Hong, astu-
dent volunteer who participated, said,

"I think it has some effect, but I'd like
to see more programs like this."
The current program is an expan-
sion of the Project Lighthouse the Uni-
versity has presented for the past three
years.
This year, the kids will visit Ann
Arbor twice, and University students
will accompany program directors to
the children's school.

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