The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition - September 3, 1996 - 7B
By Ronnie Gassberg
Daily Editor in Chief
Each academic night at around 1 a.m.
or even 3 a.m. or later - a group of
University students returns to their
homes. Just like almost everyone else on
But these students aren't studying or
This group, all students, is producing
this - The Michigan Daily. At the
Daily, staffers have an opportunity to
inform their peers about the events on
campus and throughout the world.
1' Each academic day at the University,
more than 160 students work to bring stu-
dents this paper. These students are not Daily
just writers: The Daily includes students layo
in' a wide variety of positions.
-Some staffers sell advertising, some put
t'gether our online edition and others shoot
photos. From graphics and writing to finance
And credit, the Daily provides students with a
diverse array of experiences.
t The Daily depends on the work of both its
*tisiness and editorial staffs. We receive no fund-
ing from the University; the
Daily is supported totally
through advertising. This ensures
independence for the editorial A 11
staff: Student editors have final dn Puyrcar
authority over content decisions. ar
Each day the goal of Daily * Tuesdays
staffers and editors is to provide a £ d
paper that both informs and inter-
-gsts the students at this university.
. t1he same time, we offer tremendous learning
experiences for members of that same group.
Sometimes you will agree with or like the
Daily, and at other times you might hate us. If the
Contact: President Janette Luu, President, 764-
Mass Meeting: 7 p.m. Sept. 17, Michigan
The U-M Pre-Med Club was founded several
years ago out of a need for support, information and
service to undergraduates who are interested in a
career in medicine. The club brings an academic and
service perspective to the students, providing them
with various activities and ways to get involved in the
club and community at large. Since then, we have
grown to more than 300 members and programming
of campuswide interest.
Our club offers members old exams, class notes,
medical school admissions information and advice
from club officers. A monthly newsletter describes
upcoming speakers and events, which in the past
have included animal research debates, the social-
ization of medicine, faculty mixers, medical school
tours, parties at the local children's hospitals, char-
ity fundraisers, test-preparation information and
interesting speakers. We also co-sponsor events
such as the medical school information fair and the
annual daylong pre-medical symposium. There is
more to medicine than science, and the Pre-Med
Club is here to help you discover all the opportuni-
ties open to aspiring physicians.
- By Janette Luu, Pre-Med Club president
Queer Unity Project
Contact: Erika Banks and Ryan LaLonde at
Mass Meeting: 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12,
QUP is a student group working to overcome dis-
crimination against lesbians, gay men and bisexu-
als through fun, educational and visible activities.
All are welcome.
For the past several years in the fall QUP has pro-
grammed Welcome Week events, National Coming
Out Week events such as the Queer Variety Show,
a Poetry Slam, the Coming Out Rally and speakers
such as: Jim Sears, author of "Growing Up Gay in
the South"; Greg Louganis, Olympic gold medalist;
Curtis Lipscomb, editor of Kick Magazine; River
Houston, AIDS activist, and Beth Brant, Native
y sports writer Will McCahil works on putting sports pages together over the summer. While page
ut is done on computer, most are pages taken to the printer on paper.
In the winter, QUP programs Jeans DavKi'-hn
on Feb. 14, and Visibility Week, w hich, i< c'. 1 0-
14, in addition to year-round events like pcucks
educational seminars and group di louucs' wiil
campus Christian groups.
Meetings are at 9 p.m. cvery ThursdayN in the
Michigan Union. Our meetings are a _rcit way to
meet other free-thinking individuals like yourself
Tell a friend, bring a friend or come by yourself
Call or e-mail us: qupwunici cd.
- By Ryan LaLondc,. Qiwer Ln'ti /' e/Ct
Student Alumni Council
Mass Meeting: 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15,. Alumni
Right now, the anxiety created by your anticipa-
tion of academic craziness here at Michigan proba-
bly veils any thoughts of non-academic pursuits.
Indeed, you should get everything together on the
academic side, but take heart in the fact that this great
university has much more to otTer. Enter Student
Alumni Council, a student organizatlion within the
Alumni Association. Feel like bridging that some-
times crucial gap between University students and
alums? How about feeling a connection with nearly
every aspect of the University? lf either answer was
close to yes, there is an opportunity for you in- SAC.
The scope of SAC's involvement reaches every cor-
ner of the University. Just a sample:
* Prospective Student Services through walking
tours and a developing Shadow Serv ice.
* Core University programs such as Welcome
Week, Homecoming, Senior Days and Serve Week
Alumni interaction through AluMnet, Alumni
Day for Seniors, M Across America
Legislative Advocacy in Lansing
® Leadership opprotunities within SAC as well
as support of Michigan Leadership Initiatives
Above all, through their involvement at Miclhigan,
SAC members believe strongly in affecting positive
change on campus to the end of making every stu-
dent's Michigan experience memorable. The sky is
the limit within Student Alumni Council, and we
invite you to become involved in any capacity.
- By Patrick McGinnis, Student Alumni Council
Please see GROUPS, Page 8B
latter's the case, consider writing a letter to the
editor at email@example.com, contact an edi-
tor- or join the staff.
Unlike most college newspapers, students can
start writing for the Daily immediately. Students
who want to work for the Daily only need to ful-
fill section requirements, usually about four sto-
ries a month and a few hours in
additional production work each
1) ' kThg Despite not having any jour-
nalism courses at the University,
et. ~the Daily is nationally recognized
as one of the top college news-
. papers. An open-staff policy and
students with diverse interests
help add to the Daily's strength.
For nearly 106 years, the Daily has played an
important role on campus. University students
founded the Daily, which first appeared on
Monday, Sept. 29, 1890. At the time the Uni-
versity had an enrollment of 2,153 students and
Ann Arbor had fewer than 10,000 residents.
The Daily's alums include many prominent
individuals, such as Thomas Hayden, a member
of the "Chicago Seven"; Arthur Miller, Pulitzer
Prize-winning author of "The Crucible";
Richard L. Berke, who covers politics for The
New York Times; Leon Jaroff, a science writer
for Time magazine; and Ann Marie Lipinski,
Pulitzer Prize winner and managing editor of
the Chicago Tribune.
Since its founding, the newspaper has
received praise and criticism from top places. In
1956, the Democratic nominee for U.S. presi-
dent, Adlai Stevenson, called a Daily editorial
"the finest presentation of Democratic position
that I saw anywhere in the campaign."
What's important to us, though, is to receive
both praise and criticism from University stu-
dents. Whether you read us daily or once in a
while, the Daily's here to serve you.
Panhel Mass Meetings: 6 p.m. and 8
p.m. Sept. 24, Union Ballroom
The Greek Community at the Univer-
ty is a diverse group of individuals who
form the largest student organization at
the University. It is comprised of the
Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic
Association and the Black Greek Associ-
ation. All Greek organizations are built on
scholarship, leadership and service.
Greeks at Michigan consistently main-
tain a higher GPA than the all-campus
GPA. Greeks hold many leadership posi-
tions around campus and are extremely
nvolved with community service.
In addition, Greeks at the University
enjoy socializing together- holding date
patties, playing intramural sports and
holding alumni events. The University's
Greek community is more than 150
years old, and we are proud of its contri-
bution to Ann Arbor and the University.
- The Panhellenic Association acts as
the governing and coordinating body for
17 sororities on the University's campus.
#ororities offer students opportunities
fors substantial growth and exposure to
living-learning environments. Friend-
ship, sisterhood, service, scholarship
and' leadership are the pillars upon
which sorority life is structured. Some
2;000 University women are affiliated
with Panhellenic sororities. Panhel spon-
sors sorority Rush, which kicks off with
a mandatory meeting Sept. 24.
- By Becca Coggins, Panhel president
The U-M Polish Association is dedi-
cated to the promotion and education of
Polish culture and language.
I The group welcomes all students, fac-
ulty, staff and alums, regardless of their
knowledge of Polish culture or language.
MPA expects nothing of its members but
'yearning to have a good time and
explore the Polish culture and language.
actMPA is planning a broad range of
activities for the 1996-97 academic year.
These activities include bringing lectur-
ers on related topics to the University;
excursions (i.e. trips to Hamtramck, din-
ner at Amadeus, Polish festivals, etc.);
Polish Tea hours and other social gath-
erings; providing a reference library
with information on graduate studies'
and study/work-in-Poland programs;
and tutoring for Polish language stu-
dents. Most of all, we try our best to
keep our members informed of any
event, scholarship or activity we believe
would be of interest. If you're interested
in joining the U-M Polish Association,
stop by our table at Festifall.
- Yvonne Paprocki, MPA president
Contact: President Michelle Pak,
The Undergraduate-Political Science
Association is a non-partisan student
organization that aims to raise academ-
ic and political awareness.
UPSA is open to all University under-
graduates. Throughout the year, UPSA
organizes several events, including
lunch discussions with political science
professors, programs on political intern-
ships, conferences and debates.
UPSA's biggest event is the Jack L.
Walker Conference, which seeks to raise
awareness of a political issue by consider-
ing both sides through open and lively dis-
course. In the past, the conference has
explored issues like the future of affirma-
tive action and the Proposition 187 con-
troversy. In addition, UPSA has brought
famous political figures to the University
for events such as the conference.
UPSA works closely with the political
science department and gives members
the chance to become actively involved in
the University community and the politi-
cal science department.
- By David Seitz, UPSA
division of student affairs
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Celebrate the academic year with us!
For more information on this year's
celebration, pick up our schedule of
programs and events at our Open
House: 4-7pm on Friday, 9/6, in the
LGBPO Lounge; or Saturday 9/14 at
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COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL
Wishing Students a Successful Fall Term
The following is a list of the groups and workshops being offered
at Counseling and Psychological Services this fall. All groups
and workshops are free and available to currently enrolled UM
students. For more information about a group or workshop, stop
by our office or call us at (313) 764-8312.
GROUPS AND WORKSHOPS FOR FALL 1996
" Eating and Body Image Issues: Schedule a first appointment at CAPS
(764-8312) for a pre-group interview.
" Time Management Skills: Thursdays, 12 noon to 1pm, starting
" Welcome to Michigan: A four week group to help new students adjust
to new academic, social and personal pressures. New sessions begin
Thursday, September 19, from 3:10pm to 4:30pm; Monday, October 7,
from 3:10pm to 4:30pm; and Tues ay, November 5, from 10:30am to
" Relaxation Training Workshop (drop-in group): Call CAPS (764-
8312) for more information.
" Procrastination Workshop: Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1pm, starting
" First Generation College Student Group: Wednesdays, 4:10 pm to
5pm, starting September 25.
" Group for Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention
Deficit Disorder (drop-in group): Call Services for Students with
Disabilities at 763-3000 for more information.
" African-American Undergraduate Male Dialogue Group:
Thursdays, 5:30pm, starting September 12. Group meets in the Asubuhi
Lounge, West Quad.
" Food For Thought: A four week eating and body image workshop.
Wednesdays 3:30 to 5 pm starting October 30.
" Gay and Bi-sexual Men's Therapy Group: Call CAPS (764-8312)
for a pre-group interview.
" Women's Therapy Group: Mondays, 12:30 to 2pm, starting
" African-American Graduate Women Support/Therapy Group:
Tuesdays, 4 to 5:30pm, starting September 17th.
" Grief and Loss Support Group: Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5pm, starting
" My Family/My Self (structured workshop): Mondays, 3 to 5pm,
starting October 21.
" Thinking About Drinking (And Other Drugs): A six week group
to help students evaluate and change their use of alcohol and other
drugs. Thursdays, 3 to 4:30pm, starting Oct. 17. Call CAPS for a pre-
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