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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 4, 1997 - 3A

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Teleconference
set on sexual
harassment
1 uman Resources and
Affirmative Action will sponsor
"How to Respond Effectively to
Claims of Sexual Harassment," a
free teleconference.
The conference will be held noon
to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 29, in the
Anderson Room in the Michigan
'Union. There will be a discussion of
v University policies following the tele-
ference, according to the
versity Record.
For more information, call Begona
Garcia at 764-8569.
JFK's executive
orders available
In cyberspace
The School of Information has John
ennedy's executive orders available
r the Web.
The project allows computer users to
search through the orders by date, key-
word or title on the Internet.
The project was prepared as an inde-
,pendent study for the school, and is
{available on the Web through the
Document Center at the University
library.
The project's website address is
http://www.lid.umich.edu/libhome/Doc
ents.center/jkeo.html
Matthaei Gardens
extends exhibit
deadline
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens will
accept entries for their upcoming
exhibit, "In the Eye of the Garden,"
until Sept. 19.
*Okhe first-place winner in the pho-
tographic entry will receive $600,
and the photo will be used for all of
the 1998 Flower Show's promotion-
al material.
Both professional and amateur pho-
tographers are welcome. Photos may
be black-and-white or color images of
flowers and gardens, according to the
University Record.
For more information, contact Paul
*le at 998-7061.
Rackham taking
faculty grant
applications
",Rackham School of. Graduate
Studies is accepting applications for
,997 Faculty Research Grants and
Fellowships Program. The program
*blishes and sustains projects by
granting junior faculty funds to con-
duct research projects.
Faculty members may apply for the
grants as long as they do not exceed
$15,000. Interested faculty can contact
764-8221.
Musical society
tickets available
Tickets for the University Musical
Society's 1997-98 season are available
to the general public.
The new season features the
return of Cecilia Bartoli, the

Chicago Symphony Orchestra fea-
turing pianist Eschenbach, and the
world premiere of a Wynton
;arsalis composition.
:P&P, Rackham
offer symposium
Rackham School of Graduate
Studies and the Career Planning and
Placement center will offer an
Academic Job Search Symposium next
Thursday.
-The symposium is for graduate
students to gain information for the
Ansition to academic professional
e. For more information, call 764-
7460.
-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Chris Metinko.

Chamberlin named interim Public Policy dean

By Jeffrey Kosseff
Daily Staff Reporter
John Chamberlin holds a special
affinity for the University's School of
Public Policy.
"It was what originally attracted me
to the University," said Chamberlin,
who has been with the University since
1970, and became interim dean of SPP
on Monday.
The SPP - the smallest of the
University's 19 schools - was formed
in 1995. Before then, public policy was
studied from 1914-1968 in the Institute
for Public Administration, and then in
the Institute for Public Policy Studies
until 1995.
"There is a sense of community at
this school within a large university.
The students get to know each other,
and it is not just a bunch of two-person
conversations in classrooms" he said
about the 125-student school.
Many of Chamberlin's colleagues
said yesterday that he was the best
choice for the job.
"He will do a terrific job," said Doug
Ross, an SPP lecturer and a frontrunner
for the Democratic nomination for gov-
ernor. "He has real community experi-
ence, and his ability to relate to people
is very strong.'
Chamberlin was asked to lead the
department in late June after President
Clinton's July nomination of Dean
Edward Gramlich to the Federal
Reserve Board, the nine-member over-

sight agency that controls money sup-
ply, interest rates and inflation in the
United States.
Gramlich is currently in Washington,
D.C., preparing for Senate confirma-
tion hearings, and Chamberlin said the
time frame for the search for a perma-
nent dean is uncertain. While
Chamberlin said he is confident
Gramlich's nomination will be con-
firmed, if the nomination fails,
Gramlich will return to SPP as dean.
For the permanent dean position, a
search committee will be formed this fall
by Provost Nancy Cantor, which will
look at candidates from both within the
University and from other institutions.
Chamberlin said he expects to
remain as interim dean throughout the
academic year and is unsure if he would
like to be considered for the permanent
post.
"I haven't yet resolved that in my
mind," Chamberlin said. "I'll cross that
bridge when I come to it?'
Cantor said she is pleased with the
selection of Chamberlin as interim
dean.
"He is an excellent political science
professor and he will be an excellent
interim dean," Cantor said.
In addition to teaching at the SPP,
Chamberlin has taught undergraduate
political science courses, and many of
his students said they are sad to see him
give up undergraduate teaching to
become interim dean.

"He was a great professor to work
with," said LSA senior Carrie Auster,
who took a political science honors
class with Chamberlin. "It's a loss to us.
He is very supportive, and he goes out
of his way to help us."
Chamberlin said that the upcoming
academic year will be a crucial time in
the school's continued transition to self-
sufficiency since it became an indepen-
dent unit in 1995. Last year, the faculty
brainstormed many ideas to broaden
and enhance SPP's curriculum.
"This is the year to take good ideas
and put them to the test," Chamberlin
said.
Those ideas include expanding SPP's
career placement program and utilizing
more hands-on exercises in policy prob-
lems. To devote more time to practical
applications, students will spend the
first week of classes during the second
semester solving policy problems
instead of in typical classroom settings.
Students also will now choose a sec-
ond-year concentration and work with
policy makers in Ann Arbor, Bay City
and Grand Rapids.
"it will allow them to get real world
experience," Chamberlin said.
Chamberlin also has served as inter-
im chair of the communications depart-
ment, associate dean of Rackham and
LSA associate dean for undergraduate
appointments.
- Daily Staff Reporter Heather
Kamins contributed to this report.

John Chamberlin became dean of the School of Public Policy on Monday. He has
taught at the University since 1970.

Late-night negotiations end strike at

By Gerard CohenVrignaud
For the Daily
A week after starting their strike, Ferris State
University professors have made a deal with the
administration.
For the past three years, faculty at the Big Rapids
university have been working without a contract. The
Ferris Faculty Association, a 450-member union,
was primarily concerned about issues of salary, sum-
mer pay, hiring, evaluations and early retirement.
"Most students are thrilled it's finally over. They
are ready to go back to school," said senior Rob
Patin, editor of the Ferris State Torch student

newspaper.
The new contract calls for an increase in the fac-
ulty base pay, bonuses and a retirement incentive
program.
"I am glad that the university and the union had
a sense of compromise," said Mark Hill, professor
of manufacturing at Ferris.
All the FFA's major demands were met, and the
pact was approved by Ferris' Board of Trustees
with only a few minor changes.
Professors went on strike Aug. 25, the first day
of classes, after previous negotiating sessions
failed to end the labor dispute. Friday, the strike

was halted and professors returned to work
Tuesday, still without a contract. Meanwhile, the
university further galvanized the faculty by threat-
ening to replace striking teachers.
A continuation of the strike seemed imminent
until yesterday morning's announcement of a joint
agreement to an eight-year contract ending in
2002. Intense all-night bargaining resulted in a set-
tlement satisfactory to both sides.
"Everyone is extremely pleased and
relieved," said Ferris spokesperson Margaret
Avritt.
She added that missed school days will be

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erSTState
made up without radically changing the schod-
ule.
The contract also sets summer pay at 34 percent
of base pay for 1998 to 2000 and 35 percent~n
2001 and 2002.
In addition, the, university will pay a S1,060
bonus for 1996 to '97 and $500 bonuses for 194.7-
98 and 1998-99. Salary increases will be depan-
dent of student enrollment.
The last three years of the contract guarane
raises of 2.6 to 3.5 percent The contract will ndw
be sent for a vote to the FFA, with the labor nego-
tiators' recommendations. 3 .
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Annual Festifall
event to offer social,
service opportunities

By Stephanie Hepburn
Daily Staff Reporter
Live music, entertainment and prizes
will greet University students cutting
through the Diag tomorrow, as nearly
300 groups vie for students' attention.
Festifall, which will occur from l I
a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, is an event
where student organizations and com-
munity groups set up booths in an effort
to recruit new members.
The event will stretch from the Diag
to Ingalls Mall, due to construction pro-
jects on the Diag. This is also the first
year where several local community
organizations will be allowed to set up
tables alongside campus-based groups.
Information tables will be located at
the flagpole and Ingalls Mall where
copies of Synergy, a guide to student
involvement, will be distributed.
Synergy lists and describes the stu-
dent organizations that are registered
with MSA as well as including involve-
ment opportunities out of other offices.
Susan Wilson, director of Student
Activities and Leadership, said Festifall
benefits students because they learn
about opportunities that could enhance
their classroom education.
"Student involvement in organiza-
tions teaches many skills to students
such as how to coordinate activities,
and how to communicate giving stu-
dents a deeper understanding of their
academic discipline on their own
terms," Wilson said.
She also said Festifall lets students and
organizers meet face to face.
Seven hundred registered students

For 5 Ann Arbor Locations
Full and Part Time Positions

Festifacts
What: More than 300 groups
looking for new members
When: Friday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m.-4
p.m., rain or shine
Where: Ingalls Mall
Raindate: Friday, Sept. 12
initiate and run organizations on cam-
pus, ranging from College Republicans
to the Comic Opera Guild.
Anita Bohn, a Project Serve coordi-
nator, said many local community ser-
vice agencies will be at Festifall.
"Forty local agencies, ranging (from)
soup kitchens, shelters, schools,
University hospital to environmental
agencies will be present at Festifall for
students to talk to," Bohn said. "This is a
great way for people to meet people and
get information from organizations, both
in the community and the University."
LSA sophomore Lindsay Millard
said that as a first-year student, Festifall
was beneficial in relaying information
on organizations.
"Anything that puts information out
there on organizations is a good idea,"
Millard said. "Festifall makes it conve-
nient to talk to student organizations.
Since all you have to do is walk through
the Diag on the way to class, you don't
have to do anything. Everyone is just
sitting there"
Students also can register to vote at
the Voice Your Vote registration booth.
"There are two people there and you
can register, and you're done,' Miller
said.

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