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Elizabeth Dole
t stump m state
Elizabeth Dole, wife of Republican
W esidential nominee Bob Dole, plans to
isit the state Thursday to campaign for
her husband and his running mate, Jack
Kemp.
.The woman known affectionately as
"Liddy" is scheduled to appear in both
Grand Rapids and Detroit at two events
spotlighting women.
"I'm offended when people refer to
certain issues as women's issues," Mrs.
Dole said in a written statement. "This
lection will be of great importance for
-families for years to come. In my
view, all of the issues are women's
issues."
Mrs. Dole's visit comes just one week
after both her husband and Kemp cam-
paigned in Detroit and Grand Rapids,
respectively.
Mrs. Dole is scheduled to speak at 8
a.m. at a yet undisclosed location in
Grand Rapids and at noon at a luncheon
Cobo Hall in Detroit.
Iive rs announces
task force
U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Arbor)
announced Friday the creation of her
"Veterans Advisory Task Force."
The task force is open to all veterans
or veterans' advocates who live in
Michigan's 13th District. The group will
meet periodically with Rivers to discuss
leral legislation and how it affects vet-
erans.
"I look forward to a diverse Veterans
Advisory Task Force that represents the
concerns of veterans throughout the
13th District," Rivers said ip a state-
ment.
The first meeting of the task force is
scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for
Oct. 14 at the Washtenaw County
Building in Ypsilanti.
* Bill Leonard, adjudication officer for
the regional office of the Department of
Veterans Affairs, is scheduled to address
the task force about Agent Orange and
developments in the debate surrounding
its use in the Vietnam War.
Economic Club
hosts candidates
The Economic Club of Detroit has
gmped into the campaign season full
'Wing. The organization, which hosts
political figures and business entrepre-
neurs at its weekly meetings, will con-
tinue lending its stage to both
Republicans and Democrats this month.
Economic Club members have
recently been treated to a speech by
GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole
and one of the rare joint appearances of
U.S. Senate contenders Ronna Romney
Id, incumbent Carl Levin (D-Mich.).
he organization is expecting
Republican Gov. John Engler at its
meeting next week, as well as a future
appearance by Housing and Urban
Development Secretary Henry Cisneros
accompanied by Detroit Mayor Dennis
Archer.
Fearless Five to
rally on campus
Rumor has it that the Fearless Five are
coming. Who?
Five of the youngest Democratic

members of Congress have joined
forces this campaign season to educate
d organize young voters on college
campuses across the country. At least
two of the "Fearless" team will be visit-
ing campus within the month, said Mark
vins, College Democrats of America
mmunications liaison.
The Fearless Five campaign is part of
an effort to produce a total of 6 million
young voters at the polls this November.
The College Democrats also have a
national goal to register 1 million new
voters by the Oct. 7 deadline.
-- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporters
Jennifer Harvey and Laurie Mayk.

LOCAL/STATE The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, Octo
Neal, faculty assembly look at 'U' future

ber 1, 1996 - 3

By Katie Wang
Daily Staff Reporter
In what could be the beginning of a
beautiful relationship between the fac-
ulty and administration, interim
President Homer Neal delighted Senate
Assembly members yesterday in the
Rackham amphitheater.
In a speech to faculty members, Neal
presented an overview of where he sees
the University now and where he would
like to see it in the future.
"Right now we're caught between a
rock and a hard place," he said jokingly,
referring to his interim tenure as
University president.
On a more serious note, Neal said
there are some initiatives that should be

addressed during this interim period
that cannot be postponed until a perma-
nent president is found.
These priorities include laying the
groundwork for new administrators,
assisting the University Board of
Regents with the installation of a new
president, and acting on "time-sensitive
matters" such as the transitions facing
University Hospitals.
Neal also said he hopes to uphold the
rosy relationship between the
University and the state.
"Relations with the state have
improved this past year; we will not let
this relationship sour," he said.
Task forces to examine the
Department of Public Safety, child care

and the use of affirmative action pro-
grams are also priorities for Neal.
"We have outside counsel engaged to
help review admissions and financial
aid procedures in light of a recent court
ruling," Neal said.
In March, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals ruled in the case Hopwood
vs. Texas that the University of Texas
could no longer take race into consider-
ation in its admissions procedures.
Although the court decision applies
only to public universities represented
by the 5th District, the regents asked the
University of Michigan to re-evaluate
its affirmative action policies.
A report is expected to be delivered
to the regents at next month's meeting.

Neal also said he wants to work on
guaranteeing research initiatives to
interested undergraduate students.
"I'd like to see if we can guarantee to
all interested students experiences in
research and working directly with fac-
ulty," Neal said. "At the same time we
have to make sure we do not overburden
faculty."
Many faculty members praised
Neal's research initiative, calling it
"right on the money."
"I think he's right on in his concerns
in research and undergrads," said
Engineering Prof. Bill Hosford.
But much more praise was given for
Neal's interaction with faculty mem-
bers.

I think his dealing with the faculty is
a refreshing change," said physiology
Prof. Louis D'Alecy. "I find him to be
open and willing to listen as well as to
speak to the faculty.
"I think in the past, it was much more
a one-way communication, with very
little exchange with executive officers.
Homer (Neal) and (Provost) Bernie
(Machen) have clearly demonstrated an
active willingness to exchange ideas
with he faculty," D'Alecy said.
Senate Assembly Chair Thomas
Dunn also expressed pleasure with
Neal's interaction with the faculty and
described Neal as more "approachable
and much more inclined on discussion
on potential initiatives."

Students study in'-
foreign lands with
scholars hip he lp

By Prachish Chakravorty
For the Daily
The start of a new school year is
exciting and daunting for anyone.
but for almost 450 University stu-
dents this fall there is the added thrill
of being able to study abroad.
Of these, about 70 students have
been awarded $140,000 in scholar-
ships to study overseas, according to
the Office of International Programs,
which coordinates the trips.
LSA senior Karriem Watson stud-
ied in Jamaica over the summer on a
scholarship. Studying abroad was a
great experience, he said. It was his
second trip abroad.
"There were seven others from U-
M," Watson said, noting the popular-

"Sometimes what they tell us tells
us a lot - shows them to be a
leader," Lazzari said.
The cost of studying abroad can be
significant, Lazzari said.
"For an academic year a student
would pay (University) tuition plus
as much as four to five thousand per
semester," Lazzari said.
Jordan Pollack. assistant director
of the OIP, noted that although the
costs can be high, they are unlikely
to deter most students from consid-
ering a program.
"We do our best to make costs not
get into the way," Pollack said.
Funding for scholarships is an
important way to defer some of these
costs. Funding can come from

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Members of NWROC continue to fight the $37,000 fine placed on them by Ann Arbor when they protested a Klu Klux Klan
rally in June.
0i
egns tri ng Of
protests against city for 'raCISm'

ity of studying
abroad.
Applying for
study-abroad pro-
grams is a rela-
tively easy
process, said
Kathy Lazzari,
administrative

66 1 think that
anyone would
benefit ..,,

alums, past
participants of
study-abroad
programs, pri-
vate donors and
foundations,
according to
the OIP.
It is difficult
to forecast the
amount of
funding expect-

By Anupama Reddy
Daily Staff Reporter
It may be 30 years after the land-
mark march for civil rights, but that
didn't stop the National Women's
Rights Organizing Coalition from car-
rying a "Stomp the KKK" banner yes-
terday.
Using the steps of the Graduate
Library as their pulpit, NWROC mem-
bers denounced the June 22 Ku Klux
Klan rally and the Ann Arbor Police
Department's response to the subse-
quent anti-Klan rally.
Heads turned and people listened,
but Jew joined the 20 NWROC sup-
porters, who marched to City Hall and
yelled several chants, including,"Hey,
hey. Ho, ho. Racist scum have got to
go."
The hour-long march, which began
at 12:30 p.m., was the second in a
string of NWROC protests at City Hall
against the $37,000 bill sent by the
Ann Arbor City Council for damages
incurred during the rallies and the
charges against eight anti-Klan pro-

testers.
Charges against two protesters of'
assaulting police officers have already
been dismissed by the city. Shanta
Driver, an NWROC national organizer.
said the group plans to continue
protesting in Ann Arbor through
December, which is when the trial is
scheduled for five of the other six anti-
Klan protesters.
"There's a work session of the City
Council today," said Driver on the rea-
son for yesterday's NWROC protest.
Driver said the group might sue the
city for the billing.
"We have received the bill, and we
are not going to pay for it," said Driver,
who works out of NWROC's Detroit
office. "We're investigating legal
action against the city."
City Administrator Neal Berlin said
the council has not set a deadline for
the billing, which was sent to both the
Klan and NWROC, or discussed the
matter since the bill was sent on Aug.
28.
"There are certain things that are

constitutionally protected, and certain
things are not." Berlin said. "The
billing is a result of the things that are
not constitutionally protected (such as)
throwing stones."
ILSA senior Reed Selby said
NWROC should not force their views
on others.
"I don't accept the beliefs of the
KKK, but they do have the right to
speak their minds," said Selby, who
was living in Ann Arbor during the ral-
lies. "You can't push people to inte-
grate. NWROC is pushing people in a
direction they may not want to go."
University alum Bill Scott said the
violence at the rallies was "insane"
and blamed the police for escalating
tensions.
"The Klan was elevated to deity by
being up on top of City Hall," Scott
said. "It was baiting. Policemen didn't
bring all their troops out to not use
them."
Scott said he supported NWROC
but that they should have been more
cautious when dealing with police.

associate at the
OIP. Students who
apply for study-
abroad programs also apply for
scholarship consideration.
"There's a scholarship application
that's part of the overall study-
abroad application," Lazzari said.
Janae Cooley, an LSA junior who
is studying in France this year, also
found it easy to apply.
"(The form) automatically enters
you in the pool for the scholarships
the University has to offer," Cooley
said.
"In most cases (students) would
receive the award first based on
financial consideration," Lazzari
said, although different scholarships
have different rules governing eligi-
bility.
In addition to financial need,
scholarship awards are influenced by
academic standing, faculty recom-
mendations and application respons-
es.

- Janae Cooley
LSA junior

ed each year, Lazzari said.
"Some awards, such as travel
awards, are started by endowments
pledged to the University. That does
give us a guaranteed amount,"
Lazzari said.
.But not all donations are long-
term deals.
"One year we had some private
donations. Families donated on a
one-time basis," Lazzari said.
"Sometimes people will do that."
To emphasize the importance of
fundraising, the OIP produces a spe-
cific newsletter to keep alums updat-
ed, Lazzari said.
Cooley agreed that raising money
for study-abroad programs was
important.
"I think that anyone would benefit
in some significant way from mak-
ing their way in a foreign culture for
a bit of their life," Cooley said.

Medstart brings graduates together for children

By Hope Calder
For the Daily
In its sixth year at the University,
Medstart, a graduate school volunteer
organization, is attempting to link
together many of the University's grad-
uate schools to promote child advoca-
cy.
Medstart participants are aware of
the importance of bringing together stu-'
dents from different academic back-

grounds to provide services to children
.and their families who are underprivi-
leged and in need of special care.
The program aims to "give graduate
students experiences with children's
issues outside of the classroom," said
Patrick Javid, director of Medstart's
new programs.
Medstart is an interdisciplinary orga-
nization that advances networks with
select graduate schools, such as Law,

Public Health, Social Work, Medicine,
Nursing and Education.
"We are the only true interdiscipli-
nary organization which centers around
child advocacy. It is necessary to
involve all of the different schools to
help the cause," Javid said.
Medstart began six years ago when
Kevin Hilbert, a Public Health graduate
student, dreamed up the idea at part of
his master's project at the University.

The main goal of the program is to
give Medical and Nursing students
the contact with children and families
that they may not receive in the class-
room.
"Medstart gives pre-professionals
an understanding of children and their
needs by taking part in hands-on
activities," said Keren Kay Hahn, a
Medstart spokesperson.
Medstart is broken down into many

smaller groups, such as Medreacb,
Medmoms, Medrock, Medbuddies,
Medserve and Lectureships. Each
group follows a different agenda, bit
all the groups work toward the ulti-
mate goal of increasing student con-
tact with children and families.
Some members said that the most
beneficial aspect of the program is the
amount of patient contact available to
the graduate students.

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