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8 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, April 20, 1999

LOCAL/STATE

Winners receive
Hopwood awards

A soleful celebration

By Jennifer Sterling
Daily Staff Reporter
More than a decade ago, screenwriter,
director and producer Lawrence Kasdan
attended the annual Hopwood Awards
Program as a University student who
received four awards. Today he is the
guest speaker for award recipients at this
year's Hopwood awards ceremony in
Rackham Auditorium at 3:30 p.m.
Kasdan will deliver his lecture follow-
ing the awards presentation by Prof
Nicholas Delbanco, the director of the
Hopwood Awards Program.
This year marks the 68th annual
Hopwood Writing Contest, which was
initiated by Avery Hopwood. Awards will
be given for drama/screenplay, essay,
novel, short fiction and poetry.
The contest was extra competitive this
year - with only 26 winners selected
from a total of 211 manuscripts from 156
contestants. The contest is awarding a
total of $80,500 in prizes.
"I was surprised to win but elated; I
know all the contestants are talented
writers," said Inci Sayman, an English
graduate student instructor and double
award winner. Sayman is receiving a
Hopwood Major Award in short fiction
and the Andrea Beauchamp Award.
While working as a GSI, she found time
to enter four short stories in the contest.
Many student contestants said they
entered for various reasons.

"The essays were actually all from
English classes," LSA senior Cara
Spindler said. "Prof. Sieber's 'Issues in
Criticism' class the winter of '98 was
incredible. He encouraged us to make the
essay from something new, and I loved
writing this paper."
Spindler, a poetry subconcentrator,
won Hopwood Minor Essay and
Hopwood Minor Poetry awards. "Now
that I've actually finished my thesis, I
look back at the Hopwood manuscript
and see all these things that I wanted to
change,"she said.
"The prestige of the awards and the
money involved made me decide to
enter" Sayman said, adding that she
intends to put some of the award money
into a retirement fund and has plans to
travel to Europe this summer or visit
friends around the country.
Events linked to Kasdan's visit will be
offered free to the public. Kasdan plans
to attend the events with his producer,
Charles Okun, and Meg Kasdan, co-
screenwriter of "Grand Canyon."
There will be three events after the cer-
emony. At 7:30 p.m., a screening of
"Grand Canyon" will be held at the
Michigan Theater. Tomorrow there will
be two discussions - "Professional
Opportunities in Filmmaking," at 10 a.m.
and "The Art of Film Making: from the
Writer/Director/Producer Perspective,'at
2 p.m.

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Abandoned shoes hang from telephone wires after some University seniors living on
Greenwood Street tossed them into the air in celebration of graduation yesterday.
MSA prepares to change
pace for su-mmLer term

ac son

By Jewel Gopwani
Daily Staff Reporter
When the University heads into the spring
and summer terms, the Michigan Student
Assembly's identity will alter a little.
MSA President Bram Elias said although the
summer assembly will not initiate any major
activities, it will attempt to develop projects the
assembly has already approved.
Student Regent Liaison Committee Chair
Elise Erickson said a proposal for the elected
group could be voted on by the University
Board of Regents at its May meeting.
According to the proposal, the committee
will consist of seven students - six elected stu-
dent members and the MSA president.
The committee, which the assembly
approved in March, will serve as a "student
voice" on the board. The committee is sched-
uled to conduct in-depth discourse on student-
related issues that are brought up on regents
agenda, but it will not have voting power.
If the regents approve the SRLC in May,
Erickson said, its members will be elected in
the Fall.
The SRLC was approved by MSA after the
assembly decided to discontinue funding for
Student Regent Task Force fees. SRTF, which
worked toward achieving a voting student
regent, is still intact, but currently inactive
according to SRTF Chair Trent Thompson.

Get a head start on next fall.
Summer classes start May 17 and June 29.
Call for a class schedule - (517) 796-8425.

Erickson, who has worked with Regent
David Brandon (R-Ann Arbor) to develop the
SRLC, added that a student liaison to the
regents is a more tangible goal.
"We would have to go through hoops of leg-
islation" to get a voting student regent,
Erickson said.
Elias explained that one of MSA's jobs dur-
ing the summer is to lobby the University's
administration. In addition to the SRLC, he
said, the cost of tuition also will be a lobbying
point this summer.
External Relations Committee Chair Ellen
Friedman said the summer assembly might also
extend its lobbying to state senators and repre-
sentatives.
The lobbying, Friedman said, will focus on
Senate Bill 306, which would require Michigan
residents to list the same address on their dri-
ver's license and voter registration cards.
Taking a stance on this bill last week, MSA
voted to oppose it, citing the fact that it would
hinder University students who live far from
home but choose to vote in Ann Arbor.
The bill, which has been passed by the House
of Representatives, is being deliberated by the
Senate's Transportation Committee.
The assembly also plans to focus on its job of
allocating funds to student groups, expecting to
allocate about $12,000. The maximum amount
the assembly can hand out is $500.
AFTER TODAY THE
MICHIGAN DAILY
WILL STOP PRINTING
FOR THE SUMMER.

Seniors ready*
for Spring
graduation
By Jaimie Winkler
Daily Staff Reporter
One of the last duties of an M-Card is to identify the grad-
uating students for commencement exercises ticket rationing
process.
Students participating in Spring Commencement on May I
at 9:30 a.m. in Michigan Stadium and
University Graduation Exercises on April
30 at 3 p.m. who want tickets for friends
and family should report to the Michigan
Union Pond Room from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 26 to 29 to pick up tickets.
Graduate students also may pick up their
tickets in the lobby of the Rackham
Building on April 27 and 28 from 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.
Each bachelor's degree candidate is eligi-
ble for eight tickets and each graduate Annan
degree candidate is eligible for four. Extra
tickets, if available, will be issued on a first-
come, first-serve basis the morning of April
30.
Faculty, staff, non-graduating students
and community members wishing to attend
the exercises should go to the Michigan
Union Ticket.Office April 29 and 30 from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.
In the event of rain, Spring
Commencement exercises will remain in the
stadium and graduating students will Barak
receive two "rain" tickets for spectator seat-
ing in Crisler Arena, where viewers will be
able to watch the commencement on the
large video screens free from the poor
weather.
The traditional commencement proces-
sion from Elbel Field to Michigan Stadium
is part of Senior Days, a series of activities R
for graduates that began in March and lead
up to the procession the morning of May I
to the field.
That morning, Senior Days also hosts a Malcom
speaker - this year's is currently unknown
- and breakfast bagels.
Yesterday, Senior Days sponsored live
music and a "Titanic" slide on the Diag
Today, students can play on a Moonwalk
and a Velcro obstacle course and will be
served popcorn and cotton candy, said
Senior Days coordinator Meredith Long, an
LSA senior.
"It was a very positive response," Long
said of the activities.
Secretary-General of the United Nations
Kofi Annan is scheduled to speak to the Toer
crowd at Michigan Stadium at Spring Commencement on May
I.
During this time, all honorary degrees will be awarded and
all undergraduate bachelor's degree candidates will be hon-
ored.
Shirley Malcom, the director of education and human
resources at the American Association for the Advancement of
Science, is scheduled to speak at the University Graduate
Exercises honoring doctoral candidates and master's degree
candidates in Hill Auditorium April 30.
Other honorary degree recipients are Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court of Israel Aharon Barak and Indonesian author
Anata Toer.

JACKSON
--COMMUNITY
COLLEGE

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