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4B - The Michigan Daily Weekend Magazine - Thursday, February 5, 1998
Scholarships help students cope
with rising costs at University.........||..:

The Michigan Daily Weekend

mkmnmeat News
Manson publishes bio;
'Titanic' ails to success

Weekena Magazir

By Kern Murphy
Daily Arts AWriter
With college tuition increasing
every year, attaining an education has
often become a question of affording
one. But scholarships are one way to
curb the cost of a four- or five-year
college education, and the University
offers its undergraduate students
access to a variety of scholarship
opportunities.
The College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts, for example, offers many
scholarships to students who have com-
pleted one full term and who have a
high cumulative GPA. The amount
awarded depends on the degree of merit
and financial need.
"Typically, 250 students apply each
year and all but two dozen are granted
some type of assistance" said Mary
Ann Busfield, executive secretary to the
LSA dean.
"The system tries to accomodate any-
one who is in need and who meets the
academic standards," she said.
But what about students who are
struggling through classes or who are
not LSA students? Are they out of
luck? Luckily, the answer is no. Other
individual colleges offer aid, as well,
and more than 45 private scholarships
are available through the University's
Office of Financial Aid.
Eligibility requirements vary, inco-
porating everything from GPA to eth-
nicity. The number of recipients for
each scholarship ranges from one to
50, and the award can be as much as
$7,000.
The Greek system provides another
alternative. Most fraternity and sorority

"There are more
US senators than
there are Rhodes
and Marshall
scholarships
awarded"
- Elleanor H. Crown
Ph.D and senior academic advisor
chapters on campus offer scholarships
that are also merit- and need-based.
For students interested in the armed
forces, the University's Reserve
Officers' Training Corps could open
career doors. Each ROTC branch offers
scholarships to those who meet the aca-
demic and physical standards.
The Air Force, for example, offers
two-, three- and four-year schol-
arhips. Once accepted into the pro-
gram, a student must maintain a 2.5
GPA and commit to working for the
Air Force for four years in their field
of study after graduation. ROTC
scholarships cover tuition, lab fees
and books, and offer stipends of S150
per month.
Ted Ciganik, LSA scholarship pro-
gram coordinator, recommended that
first and second year students look to
their respective school for scholarhip
opportunities. Juniors and seniors
might have more luck elsewhere, he
said.
"For the first two years, LSA is
responsible for funding," he said.

"Later, it comes down to the depart-
ments."
Scholarships offered by Rackham
Graduate School are often larger
because of students' independent status.
"Rackham has their own departmen-
tal funding for graduate students, which
is usually more sizable than for under-
graduates because need is a lot greater,"
Busfield said.
The most prestigous of the graduate
scholarships, and also the most difficult
to attain, are the Rhodes and Marshall
Scholarships, which provide for two or
three years of study in the United
Kingdom. Rhodes scholars attend the
University of Oxford, while Marshall
scholars study at any number of institu-
tions in England, Scotland, Wales or
Northern Ireland.
Each year, 32 Rhodes Scholars and
40 Marshall Scholars are selected
nationwide. But don't be fooled by the
numbers. As Elleanor H. Crown, Ph.D
and senior academic advisor, put it:
"There are more U.S. Senators than
there are Rhodes and Marshall scholar-
ships awarded."
The eligibilty requirements are
extremely specific and the competetion
is stiff. The applicant has to be chosen by
the University before advancing to a
higher level. Final competition, Crown
said, pits the best against the best.
But those who just want to finish
an expensive undergraduate educa-
tion without much worry about
costs should explore various public
and private scholarship opportuni-
ties. School isn't getting any cheap-
er, and higher education is often a
prerequisite in the workforce.

Top:JOHN KRAFjDaiy
Bottom: FILE PHOTO
LSA scholarship coordinator Ted Ciganik and executive secretary Mary Ann
Busfield discuss scholarships (top). LSA senior Fiona Rose was recently named a
Rhodes Scholar (bottom).

. Music
~ Just when you thought it was
safe to go to the bookstore, Marilyn
Manson has decided to give the pub-
lic good cause to stay indoors with
the door deadbolted and chained.
Manson's autobiography, "The Long
Hard Road Out of Hell," is due in
stores soon and will be accompanied
by a book tour/signing, beginning in
Times Square's Virgin Megastore at
midnight on Valentine's Day. Who
said this guy wasn't romantic?
V In other literary news, former
Guns 'N' Roses drummer Steven
Adler has also
penned a tell-all
book, "No Bed
Of Roses." The
book relates his
experiences with
Axl Rose and
company before
and during the
band's rapid
plunge into the
spotlight. Adler
was fired from
Guns 'N' Roses
because of his
continued drug
use, after the
band's first two
a l b u m s,
"Appetite For
Destruction"
and "Lies," were
released to crtit-
cal acclaim. As a
band, Guns 'N'
Roses is still in
the middle of a
s i x - y e a r Marilyn Manson'sbo
drought, with
members Duff McKagan and Slash
still working on various solo pro-
jects. No future collaborative mater-
ial is expected any time soon.
V Following a turbulent period
involving the heroin-induced death
of touring keyboardist Jonathan
Melvoin and the sacking of drum-
mer Jimmy Chamberlain, The
Smashing Pumpkins have gone
back to work. The band has plans to
record a song with Rick Rubin,
working towards a sound that front-
man Billy Corgan desribed as
"arcane night music" to New Music
Express. The new album is slated for
a June release, as Corgan has already
demoed more than 15 songs, most of
which feature the handiwork of ex-
Soundgarden drummer Matt
Cameron. In other Pumpkins news,
guitarist James Iha will release a
solo album next Tuesday on Virgin
Records.
Film
V Proving once again that in the
realm of moneymaking, high-budget
is a better bet than high-quality,
James Cameron's "Titanic" is look-
ing to break all the records at the box
office. Already above the 200-mil-

lion-dollar mark, experts have pro-
jected that the blockbuster's final
worldwide gross will be between
four and seven hundred dollars.
Looks like this ship's going to sail on
for a good long time.
~ Magic Johnson was a perenni-
al all-star point guard during the Los
Angeles Lakers' glory years. Now,
he's stepping onto the late-night talk-
show court, looking to compete with
the big boys. "The Magic Hour" pre-
mieres in June. The success-minded
Johnson is expecting nothing less
from this venture. "I'm used to win-
ning," said
the Magic
man. Up
against Dave,
Jay and
SInbad,
Johnson 's
probably got
his hands
full.
w' / Bleach
b I o n d i e s
J e n n y
McCarthy
and Suzanne
Somers are
putting their
brains togeth-
er in hopes of
creating a hit
TV show.
Good luck!
Somers and
McCarthy
revisited
"T h r e e 's
Courtesy of Nothing Records Company" in
k is as scary as he is. a skit on

Arauus (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
While winter may keep you indoors,
don't let the weather make you
lazy. If you haven't already, you
should start making your summer
plans now, before it's too late.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
An old friend will waltz back into
your life. You two should go danc-
ing and let the night lead you to
unexpected places.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
All of these transitions have creat-
ed some unsteady feelings.
Remember that there is more sta-
bility in your life than you realize.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Difficult choices have never been
that difficult for you until now. This
week, you'll be forced to decide
between what you desire and what
you have to do. Good luck.
Top 10 movies
(for the weekend of Jan. 30 to
Feb. 1)
1. "Titanic," $25.9 million
(seven weeks in theaters)
2. "Great Expectations," $9.9 mil-
lion (1)
3. "Good Will Hunting," $8.5 mil-
lion (5)
4. "Spice World," $7 million (2)
5. "As Good as it Gets," $6.6 mil-
lion (6)
6."Desperate Measures," $5.8 mil-
lion (1)
7. "Wag the Dog," $5 million (5)
8. "Deep Rising," $4.6 million (1)
9. "Fallen," $2.7 million (3)
9. "Hard Rain," $2.7 million (3)
(tie)
Source:The Associated Press
Billboard Top 10
(top albums for the week ending Feb.
1, 1997)
1. "Titanic" soundtrack ..
(seven weeks on chart)
2. Celine Dion, "Let's Talk About
Love" (10)
3. Spice Girls, "Spiceworld" (12)
4. Usher, "My Way" (19)
5. Backstreet Boys, "Backstreet
Boys" (24)
6. Matchbox 20, "Yourself or
Someone Like You" (47)
7. Chumbawamba, "Tub-
thumper" (18)
8. Savage Garden, "Savage
Garden" (41)
9. "Soul Food" soundtrack (19)
10. Young Blood, "All I Have in the
World, Are ... My Balls and My
Word" (1)
Source: Billboard Magazine

Gemni (Mlay 21-June 20
The stars look to align in
Keep a positive attitude 2
let little dilemmas get yot
Cancer (June 21-July 22
Sometimes a little sass
long way. Apply this wisd
you'll see that a deviatio
your old self makes life r
esting.
Leo (July 23- Aug. 22)
When you think that you
and you think that you'vE
enough, call home. It's t
remedy.
Vilrgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
The challenges that confr
in your best interest. You'
endure the struggle, but it
you'll have the prize.
Ubra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Life has a funny way of t

oo

Dear Harlan,
My friend broke u
boyfriend and she's misera
He stood her up twice ar
He said that he was workir
call and doesn't want to b
he agreed that if that's wi
he would return her persor
When she called him ba
on another line, she asked I
back. He told her "no" an
would not call her back.
They say they love eac
other. It's just that both
them are independent at
attractive and very popular
know she's hurting him b
he doesn't act like it's bot
ering him.
Is she being unfair? Wh
can I tell her to do?
- Helping frien
Dear Helping,
Tell her to grow up or te
Unless she asks for your
may want to mind your o
What's fair is whatever she
They both may be popt
may be independent, but
also very immature. She
felt was right ,and he listei
When people break upf
sons, they usually end u
Even when people break
reasons they often end up
these are the people who
sympathy.
Don't lose too much s
one. If they care for each
get back together. It's jus
shame their relationship ha
to this.
Dear Harlan,
My boyfriend and I hav
for about two and a half

Attention
Writers'
The Michigan Daily
Weekend, etc.
Magazine is seeking
submissions for its
2nd Annual Literary
Magazine, which will
be published March
12. All.students are
invited to submit
poetry and short sto-
ries. Please bring
entries on a
Macintosh disk to
The Michigan Daily,
420 Maynard St.,
before Friday, Feb.
20. Selected entries
will be published in
the magazine. Cail
Liz or Emily at 763-
0379 for competition
guidelines or info.

Jenny's failed
MTV project, "The Jenny McCarthy
Show." The joint venture will be
aptly named "The Dumbheads" and
will feature the exploits of "the two
dumbest women on the face of the
earth," said Somers. The pensive
McCarthy and the ingenious Somers
have a mammoth task in front of
them - portraying characters so
completely different from them-
selves.
~ Speaking of MTV beauties,
Rebecca Romijn is taking over the
music network's "House of Style."
Filling the position made famous by
Cindy Crawford, Romijn is replac-
ing Daisy Fuentes, who moved to
the lucrative and challenging
"America's Funniest Home-Videos."
She replaced fellow supermodels
Shalom Harlow and Amber
Valletta, who lasted just a year host-
ing the show. How long can we
expect Romijn to stick around the
"House?" "People love to hate mod-
els," says the new host. I guess we'll
find out just how much.
- Compiled by Daily Music Editor
Brian Cohen and Daily Film Editor
Joshua Pederson. The Associated
Press and Entertainment Weekly.
contributed to this report.

"The United States announced yesterday the withdrawal of 2,00(
first homebound American prisoners expected to be released fror
With the pullout of another 2,000 soldiers over the last four days
since December 1964."

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