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2F - New Student Edition - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 8, 1999

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VYACHNIN
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used to hog calling."
The handy little cookies could
also be placed on the shelves of the
Grad Library. Some could contain
little maps with directions for
esacping the library (following the
white line doesn't work when it
runs into a wall). Other
cookies could contain lit-
tle notes with happy
tidbits such as "The
book you want isn't
here, and hasn'tY
been here in two
years" orR
"Congratulations, y
get out of $20 in
book fines!"
At the Student Publications
Building, there would cookies
strewn across the second floor,
home to The Michigan Daily staff.
Some would be broken and half-
eaten, some would be used for pro-
jectiles or jammed into the key-
boards and the fortunes would read
"Thumbs up!" or "The Michigan

Daily is a wonderful place to work,
barring the fact that it will vanquish
the rest of your life"
The fortune cookie-message
every University student could
receive each month with their
tuition statement would read,
"You're paying a Is
of money to be
here, but that's not
really important.
It's gaining an
'~'~ education and
experience,
egand even if
you have a
another chance
to do this in the future, it will nevr
quite be the same. P.S. Please
remember to sign and date your
check."
"You are never bitter, deceptive
or petty," yeah right, just don't eat
the paper.
- Jennifer Yachnin is the Managing
News Editor of The Daily
and an LSA senior.
She enjoys eating fortune cookies
and can be reached via e-mail at
jayak@umich. e

welcome Week at
The University of Michigan illel
The Center for Jewish life..and much more
September 2, Thursday
Welcome Week - Hillel Schmooze - 7:00 pm Alice Lloyd Residence Hall
A great opportunity to meet other first year students. Ask any questions you might
have to second, third and fourth year students, and, of course, snack on lots of food.
September 3, Friday
Welcome Week: Community Plunge - 9:30 am - 4:30 m Meet at 1800 Chemistry Building
Join Hillel's Volunteers in Action (VIA) Hillel and meet other first year students by
spending the day together volunteering to help Jewish individuals in the Ann Arbor
area.
September 4, Saturday
Welcome WVeek: Havdalah and Succhi s - 8:30 pmn at Hillel
Celebrate the end of Shabbat with a creative Havdalah service at Hillel. We will then
wvalk to Stucchi's, one 'of Ann Arbor's hot spots, for the best ice cream in town.
September 5, Sunday
Welcome We4ek: Bagel Brunch - 11:30 - 12:30 pmn at T ast Quad Enjoy a free bagel
brunch and find out about Hillel, the center for Jewish life on campus and the second
largest organization on the U-M campus. Meet other new students and learn about the
many activities Hillel has to offer.
Welcome Week: Deli Dinner - 5:30 - 7:00 pm at Markley Residence Hall
Meet other first year students and Hillel staff at a free deli dinner.
September 8, Wednesday
Hillel Open House- 8:00- 10:00 pmn at Hillel
Check out the incredible variety of Jewish life on campus. This is a chance to learn
about the 30 Hillel-affiliated groups, to meet new people and to hang out with old
friends. Refreshments, naturally.
Please call to find out more about our hundreds of programs:
1341-69-0500 or contact our web a a a
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MINORS
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ier time fulfilling the requirements
for a minor, all LSA students who
are interested are eligable to pursue
a minor.
Owen said the curriculum com-
mittee looked at the minors pro-
grams from several public and pri-
vate universities, while they were
developing their own guidelines.
Owen and his LSA colleagues
worked with members of the LSA
Student Government to develop
plans for the college's academic
minors.
LSA-SG members worked on this
initiative "because they knew it

would be good for future genera-
tions of students," Owen said.
Students at other colleges and uni-
versities have been able to pursue
minors for a number of years.
Indiana University has been offer-
ing minors for almost 20 years.
Steve Sanders, assistant dean and
director of communication for
Indiana's College of Art and
Sciences, said minors are a "great
way of exploring several areas of
knowledge without the responsibili-
ty of a full-blown major."
For Margaret DiStasi, director of
the Office of Undergraduate
Advising at the University of
California at Berkeley, academic
minors allow students to explore
their own interests.

"Students can pursue things that
are esoteric," DiStasi said. "Things
that parents who want their children
to make a living might not approve
of," she added.
Berkeley requires students who
want to pursue a minor to take five
upper-level courses as well as the
introductory work leading up to
those courses.
But some schools - like
Michigan State University and the
University of Wisconsin - consider
minors unimportant, and do not
allow their students to pursue them.
Wisconsin Assistant Dean Barbara
Wiley said the university does not
offer minors because there is "no
pressing need" for them.
"We don't feel minors mean much

academically," Wiley said.
But Owen said students in LSA
who pursue a minor will benefit aca-
demically and be more competit'
when it is time to apply for jobs a
future education.
Owen said when he reviews stu-
dent applications for his graduate
marine geochemistry program, he
expects a good background in math,
chemistry, physics and geology. But
those applications that include an
unrelated minor, such as history or
English literature usually stand out
from the crowd.
"That type of record is attract*
because it indictates a broad intel-
lectual background," Owen said.
- Daily Staff Reporter Nika
Schulte contributed to this report.

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