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The Michigan Daily - Monday, April 3, 1995 - 3

Week set to
celebrate Latin
Americans
The University will celebrate Latin
American week from April 1-7 with
music and films - all open to the
public.
.The week's events started Satur-
day with a day long leadership confer-
ence. Tonight, Fabian Muenala of the
Confederacion de Nacionalidad
Indigena del Ecudor will speak at
Trotter House.
Tomorrow, United Farm Workers
officials will honor Cesar Chavez and
La Voz Mexicana during a dedication
of the Cesar Chavez Lounge at Mosher-
Jordan residence hall. Thursday, artist
Mel Rosas and musician Aden Sur will
visit campus. The week will end
Friday with a dance, "Baille Fi-
nale" in the Michigan Union's
Pendleton Room.
3 'U' students win
*Rockefeller
scholarships
Each year, the Rockefeller Broth-
ers Fund selects three students nation-
wide to continue their studies in educa-
tion through a $2,500 fellowship. This
year all three recipients were from the
University.
School of Education junior Kia
Berry and LSA juniors Gregory White
and Raul Garcia will participate in
the fellowship program this summer
to study education.
White will spend his fellowship in
South Africa while Gardia will study
in Texas. Berry will spend her fel-
lowship this summer in Ann Arbor
studying higher education.
"I'm excited and I hope to eventu-
* ally start teaching and moving on to
education at a higher level," Berry said.
In the fellowship application pro-
cess, the university or college ini-
tially selects three students who then
travel to New York for the semi-
finals. The three finalists were cho-
sen after individual interviews.
Coursepacks to be
* reincarnated
Actress Shirley MacLaine isn't the
only one who can be reincarnated.
Thousands of coursepacks are used
by students each year - each contain-
ingrecyclable pages thatcan save trees,
conserve natural resources and reduce
the waste going into landfills.
"Obviously, we really have a severe
problem with resource depletion," said
Eric Gedeon, store manager of Kinko's
Copies on East Liberty Street.
James Lavallee, a Dollar Bill
Copying employee, said, "The envi-
ronmental aspect of it (is) the more
recycling, the less trees that are used.
I think it's more of a moral thing."
Many of the copying and
coursepack services around campus
- including Michigan Document
oService Dollar Bill Copying and
Kinko's Copies - do not buy back

coursepacks, but they accept
coursepacks for recycling.
Gedeon said the city of Ann Arbor
initiated the effort in order to reduce
waste.
Students also can place
coursepacks in the city's beige, resi-
dential newspaper recycling bins by
removing the binding, wrapping the
coursepack in a brown paper bag fas-
tened with tape and labeling it as
"White paper."
"If the coursepack is bound or if
it's glued, we can either just cut the
edge off and then recycle the white
pages," Lavallee said.
Ann Arbor was able to save 763.92
tens of white office paper from going
into landfills this past academic year.
And that's more times than Shirley
MacLaine claims to be reincarnated.
- Compiled by Daily StaffReport-
er Frank C. Lee and Amy Klein

Golden Apple recipient

By Michelle Lee Thompson
Daily Staff Reporter
Tom Collier does not know what he is going
to speak about tonight during his acceptance
speech for the Golden Apple award.
"It will be a history topic. I talked to the guys
on the SHOUT committee, and we agreed that the
title would be 'Hey, What Happened?' because
that's what history tells us," Collier said.
Students Honoring Outstanding Undergradu-
ate Teaching, or SHOUT, is sponsoring tonight's
speech and has chosen Collier as the Golden
Apple's fourth winner. The honor includes a
$1,000 award and the opportunity to deliver a
public lecture tonight.

"Our balloting process produced a very strong
support for Collier," said LSA senior Niels
Rosenquist, a member of the selection committee.
"It was pretty clear that he was the winner this
year."
Rosenquist said that Collier's name has come
up in previous years' selections, but that this year,
student support was overwhelming.
Although the selection is based on balloting, it
is not a straight-vote process,and Rosenquist said
voter turnout was low this year. SHOUT mem-
bers consider e-mail submissions and essays vot-
ers write on their ballots describing the profes-
sors.
"He sort of gives students a new outlook,

will give public
especially on the Vietnam War, but also 20th ous winne
century wars in general," Rosenquist said. recipients
Collier is a lecturer in the history department very pleas
and teaches "The Vietnam War" and "20th Cen- to teach ov
tury American Wars." He taught at Eastern Michi- me they'
gan University, the University of Maryland and gratified t
West Point Military Academy before his tenure at Collie
the University, which began in 1981. Duke Uni
"The qualities that he has are the same quali- West Poin
ties that every professor who has won the award his Ph.D.,
before has," Rosenquist said. Althou
Previous winners include chemistry lecturer and is uns
Brian Coppola, English Prof. Ralph Williams will defin
and history Prof. Sidney Fine. Collier
Collier said he has great respect for the previ- 7:30 p.m.

lecture

ers and feels honored to he among the
of the Golden Apple award. "I'm very
sed. It's the students that I've been trying
ver the years, and the students are telling
ve heard me." Collier said. "I'm ver\
to win a student award."
r received his master's degree from
iversity and his bachelor's degree from
nt. He says he is "passively working on"
at the University.
ugh Collier is modest about his teaching
sure of tonight's topic, he said, "There
itely not be a quiz."
will speak at Rackham Auditorium at
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Students' Party
takes most open
LSA-SG seats

Tell me a story-
Children gather at the Kerrytown shops to hear Mother Goose tales yesterday. The Kerrytown stores sponsor the
story hour on the first Sunday of every month.
U.S. Education official criticizes
GOP financialaid ct proaposals

By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
After a week of counting ballots,
LSA-Student Government finally an-
nounced the results of the representa-
tive tallies Friday.
While President-elect Rick
Bernstein had predicted that Michi-
gan Party "would take all the repre-
sentative slots," there was an even
mix. LSA Students' Party garnered
eight slots, the Michigan Party took six
seats and independent candidate An-
drew Ward also won.
Bernstein said he was pleased with
the results of the election nonethe-
less. "I am confident that we will
move forward together. I believe those
elected to be kind people and will
enjoy working with each and every
one of them," he said.
Ryan Boeskool, outgoing LSA-
SG president, said he was initially
skeptical about the election returns.
"I was an independent, so I was not
rooting for either one," Boeskool said.
"I was worried about the Michigan Party
not having a single ounce of experi-
ence. LSA Students' Party was all people
running for re-election. I was hoping
there would be some experience."
Boeskool praised Bernstein's net-
working abilities and Vice President-
elect Steve Madhavan's programming
experience. "I'm very excited on the
representative side, since they have
the needed experience ... that will
help Rick and Steve immensely."
First-year student Marisa
Horowitz, who received the most stu-
dent support, said she "really did not

New representatives
Here are the new representatives
for LSA-Student Government, in
order of voter preference:
Marisa Horowitz
Andrew Ward
Stephanie Molnar
Kelly Kloustin
Dara Schoenwald
Pranav Patel
Barry Rosenberg
Jeff Berger
Brittany Schultz
Seth Gladstein
Brian Gitlin
Randy Meisner
Ashish Goyal
Andrew Hamilton
James Winschel
know about the government until two
weeks before (the election) when I
went to the Michigan Party meeting."
Horowitz said she hoped for party
influences to dissolve. "We're all doing
the same job. And now we're one,
instead of three, different groups."
LSA Students' Party candidate Kelly
Kloustin also won a seat. A first-year
student with one term of LSA-SG expe-
rience, Kloustin e-mailed Bernstein and
Madhavan with congratulations upon
hearing the initial results.
"We need to establish alliances
and not bicker," Kloustin said.
The transition meeting will take
place tomorrow night at 6p.m. in Room
2002 of the LSA Building.

By Melissa Rose Bernardo
Daily Staff Reporter
Madeline Kunin, deputy secretary
of the U.S. Department of Education,
was on campus Friday morning to
deliver a mixed message regarding
the future of federal financial aid for
University students
U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann
Arbor) joined Kunin in criticizing Re-
publican lawmakers for targeting stu-
dent financial aid before a crowd of 20
in the Pendleton Room of the Michigan
Union.
"(The Clinton) administration is
committed to not only maintaining
student financial aid, but expanding
it," Kunin said. "The 'Contract (With
America') and the majority is clearly
committed to reducing it."
The "Contract With America," a
package of reforms proposed by Re-
publicans in the U.S. House, calls for
billions of dollars in cuts to federal
spending.

The proposals, slated for debate in
early May, would eliminate the interest
exemption on federally subsidized
loans, cap funds in the direct loan pro-
gram and cut campus-based aid such as
work-study and the Perkins loan. If
approved, the cuts could cost Univer-
sity students up to $9 million in finan-
cial aid.
Rather than an outline of specific
proposals, Kunin's speech was more
of a rallying cry for University stu-
dents. "Education is that miraculous
ladder that we have constructed in this
country, and to make that ladder more
shaky and more fragile sends abso-
lutely the wrong message," she said.
"We have built a system over the
years where in reality no one has to
say 'no' to college because of the
burden of finances. ... I think this is
the first time since student financial
aid has started that we're seeing a real
divergence in policy," she said.
Rivers and Kunin outlined two

onflicting trends: the desire for a
smaller, more efficient government and
the shift in the government's values.
Rivers elaborated on the latter.
"There is very much a sentiment
among the Republican majority that
the (federal) government shouldn't
be in the business (of financial aid) -
the government should be dealing with
national defense, foreign relations and
not much else," Rivers said.
Both Kunin and Rivers empha-
sized that federal financial aid is just
one of many programs in jeopardy.
Programs like school lunches, wel-
fare and the National Endowment for
the Arts also are under fire from Re-
publicans determined to balance the
budget through spending cuts.
Kunin urged University students
to fight for the survival of these pro-
grams. "We need this generation to be
engaged in the debate about what
kind of a country, nation and commu-
nity we want to be," she said.

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LEAP teaches Asian Americans to lead

Columbia Review
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By Gail Mongkolpradit
Daily Staff Reporter
J. D. Hokoyama, an expert in race
relations, met with students at Lorch
Hall on Friday to discuss the problems
facing Asian Americans in society.
Hokoyama is the president and ex-
ecutive director of Leadership Educa-
tion for Asian Pacifics.
LEAP is a nonprofit, community
organization founded in 1982 to de-
velop and expand Asian Pacific Ameri-
can leadership roles. Hokoyama pre-
sents community programs and pro-
vides consulting services to corpora-
tions that employ Asian Americans.
At the University, Hokoyama em-
phasized the importance of realizing
that despite the number of affluent
Asians visible at the University, a large
number of Asians live in poverty in the
inner cities.
The "model minority myth" classi-

fies all Asian Americans as hard-work-
ing, intelligent people who have made
it in America, he said.
"We all stereotype each other, and
we all are stereotyped," Hokoyama
said. "The danger of the stereotypes is
that they become reality."
The "model minority myth" also
affects other people of color because
they are constantly compared to Asian
Americans. "Why can't you work hard
like the Asians?" is a common phrase
heard by other minorities, he said.
As of today, 59 groups fit into the
term "Asian American." Hokoyama
said people generalize that all Asian
Americans are the same. "Generally,
when Caucasians see Asian Americans,
they automatically assume that they are
either Chinese or Japanese," he said.
Hokoyama also discussed the lack
of leadership skills among Asian
Americans. He said that it is a result of

Asian upbringings. "Asian values tell
them to stay low-key. As a result, they
are invisible," Hokoyama said.
He ended the discussion by ad-
dressing the lack of role models for the
Asian Americans of this generation.
"Asian role models are needed to
help motivate the younger generation
to become leaders," he said.
Although the Friday evening dis-
cussion drew a small audience of 15,
participants said it was very interesting.
"It was very informative and it rein-
forced a lot of knowledge that I pre-
sumably held and it provided me with
a new insight," said graduate student
Kehli Harding.
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Gilbert and Sullivan Society
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