The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 13, 1999 - 7A
By Merrin Jump
The Miami Student (Miami U.)
OXFORD, Ohio (U-WIRE) - Miami
University has opted not to join a proposed
national movement aiming to eliminate sweat-
shops use to produce collegiate apparel, labeling
the initiative as "inadequate."
The Fair Labor Association, a non-profit enti-
ty, has proposed a universal Code of Conduct for
versities to follow that would allegedly help
eliminate the use of sweatshops in manufactur-
ing collegiate apparel. Some universities, such
as Miami, see the proposal in a different light.
The university, which currently does not have
a code of conduct, formed the Miami Licensing
Fair Labor Committee last spring to address the
issue. The committee is comprised of adminis-
trators and two students, Derek Coons and Laura
Kudravetz, appointed by former Associated
Student Government President Nathan Estep.
After a few meetings, the committee decided the
while the FLA was an attempt to eliminate
sweatshop use, more could be done.
"We don't believe it adequately addresses
women's rights, workers rights and living wage
issues," said Richard Keebler, director of pur-
Because Miami does not have a code of con-
duct, there is a possibility its apparel is made in
sweatshops. For example, the football team uses
Nike uniforms, even though Nike's working
conditions in China were reported two years ago
as hazardous and unjust.
Sportswear companies, including Nike, offer
the sports teams a bid price, and the university
helps decide which bid to choose (usually the
lowest). Nike offers teams, the most appealing
bid, with a "buy one, get one free" deal for
shoes, and offers discounts on wristbands,
gloves, and a reduced rate for clothing, accord-
ing to Chris Otto, business manager of intercol-
However, the committee chose not to take the
FLA's route because it saw flaws in the FLA's
proposal, according to Coons, also a member of
Students for Peace.
Although the FLA would oversee the moni-
toring of each company's compliance with its
Code of Conduct by accrediting independent
monitors, this objective "has no teeth", Coons
The FLA monitors would notify a company
before monitoring. This could allow it to prepare
and alter its working conditions from their orig-
Also, the FLA board is comprised of compa-
ny representatives such as Reebok, Nike and
Kathy Lee Gifford, which have a history of
sweatshop labor use. Coons claimed this made
the FLA a "biased organization, mainly by cor-
porations that have been actively oppressing
workers and had histories of sweatshops."
Additionally, the FLA would operate under
limited disclosure, which means that
although companies would have an indepen-
dent contractor to randomly monitor facto-
ries used by a university's licensing group,
the obtained information would not be avail-
able to the public.
Keebler said the issue cannot be "solved
overnight," and Miami is looking for other
"The problem is that although the FLA is
organized, there doesn't seem to be much orga-
nization of universities who have chosen not to
join the FLA," Keebler said, "and what happens
is most people receive the request through the
American Council on Education, who decided
simply not to ignore the request instead of
choosing to answer in the negative. We chose to
answer in the negative
Fewer. than 20 universities have joined the
But at least three of those universities, includ-
ing Brown. have sent the FLA a letter stating
they would withdraw from the organization if
crucial changes were not made to make it more
Coons said the committee talkea about alter-
natives, such as forming a coalition with other
universities in efforts to create a code of con-
duct, or wait to see if the FLA changes its stan-
dards to become more effective. But Keebler
said the key objective is collaboration.
"There are thousands of institutions who
license their marks for others, and if everyone
takes their own slant on what is or isn't accept-
able as far as labor standards across the world,
it is going to be totally ineffective." Keebler
By Katie Goldsmith
Iowa State Daily
AMES, Iowa (U-WIRE) - Accompanied by exploding streamers and fire-
works, Iowa State President Martin Jischke announced an $80 million donation
to the College of Agriculture Thursday, putting an end to weeks of speculation.
The anonymous gift, announced in a ceremony on central campus, is the
West ever given to a college or university in the state of Iowa.
It also is the fourth largest given to a public land-grant university, the eighth
largest to any public university and the 26th largest to any institution of higher
"This is a record-breaking day in the history of our university," Jischke said at
The gift will be applied toward plant research, farm profitability and education
in the field of agronomy, among other uses.
"This is a transforming gift," Jischke said. "With this gift, we plan to make the
best agronomy department in the world."
All $80 million is not new to the university. Some was part of a $34 million
in 1996 that kicked off Campaign Destiny, the university's largest private
nd-raising initiative ever. $30 million of the original gift was invested for ISU
to be received upon the death of the donor.
Jischke declined to name the donors, saying it was their wish to remain anony-
"They were typical Iowans, hard working, and their success grew out of their
work ethic," he said. "This couple who made this gift to Iowa State would be the
first to admit they were just normal Iowans.
"They were rich in more important ways than financially - they were rich in
family and rich in generosity, which we are about to experience today," he said.
In a copyrighted article published Thursday, The Des Moines Register named
the donors as the late Raymond and Mary Baker of Des Moines.
However, members of the ISU administration declined comment on the iden-
tity of the donors, saying it was their wish to remain anonymous.
Karen Bolluyt, head of information services for the College of Agriculture,
said she was disappointed that the Register would try to identify the donors when
they wished to remain anonymous.
"The donors were simple, modest people, and we are doing our best to honor
their wishes," she said.
Velma Morrison, sister-in-law of Mary Baker, told the Iowa State Daily she
was not able to confirm that the Bakers were the $80 million donors.
"I know that they gave a very good amount of money to the university," she
said, "but I don't know the exact amount."
Murray Blackwelder, vice president of External Affairs, also declined to con-
firm reports that the Bakers are the donors.
including Absopure, began to give
Athletic Director Tom Goss made the
policy change last Wednesday after fans
complained about the lack of water
available in the stadium.
"My friends and I drank a lot of
water before the game because we
knew they wouldn't let us bring any of
it in," said LSA first-year student
Natalie Thomson, referring to the Notre
"My boyfriend and I were sitting
with a group of friends who actually
left because they were so dehydrated,"
"They all had money to buy water
but the lines at the concession stands
were just so long."
LSA first-year student Michael
Simon said he disagrees with the stadi-
"I was prettx upset with the policy
because I was sick that day," Simon
said. "I bought three bottles right
away and paid $9, which is way too
expensive anyway. Really, the whole
thing was ridiculous."
Madej said stadium officials sympa-
thize with spectators
"We have to realize that there are
just some times were we can't keep
up with our fans' demand for water
or other beverages," Madej said. "If
three times the amount of water we
usually have wasn't enough for the
fans, what is?"
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Healthy men and women ages 18-65 who are
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are needed to participate in a study
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WANTED: STRONG, ENERGETIC,
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WORK STUDY STUDENTS needed for
several office positions at Student
Publications.We're looking for punctual,
energetic students for 4ssisting w/ some or all
of mail, phones, filing, cash receipts, library,
database coordination, classified paste up &
advertising tear down.Various hrs. avail. Pay
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apply at 764-0550, 210E Student
WORK STUDY STUDENTS. Fall/Winter
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summer. Learn a variety of work skills
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web-searching and general office. Computer
experience helpful. Casual attire. Central
campus location. Contact Susan at 615-3154
or Terry at 998-7027.
WORK-STUDY OR for course credit: We
are looking for students to assist us with
ongoing health, aging and gender research
projects at ISR, $8-$I 1/hr. Duties to include
respondent interviewing, data coding, data
entry, mass mailings and general office
duties. If you are interested in hands on
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are computer literate, please call 763-5890.
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BABYSITTER NEEDED- Approximately
I0-15 hrs. per month. Own trans. or willing
to take bus. Call 913-0126.
BABYSITTER WANTED for 2 toddlers.
Two mornings or afternoons per week.
Days/times neg. Competitive rates. Own
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3-5pm for 8 yr. old. Call 662-9505.
CAREGIVER NEEDED FOR our 3-mo.
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days/wk. Approx. 30 hrs. 734-332-0194.
CARING, ENERGETIC babysitter needed
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refs. required. Call 663-8090.
CHILD CARE NEEDED in my A2 home
Wed. 3:30-8 p.m. ASAP, non-smk., ref. &
exp. req. Call Anne 734-741-0530.
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per month, $9/hr. Call 677-1360.,
PART-TIME JOB Available Immediately.
Responsible, friendly, enthusiastic person
needed for household management,
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driving, errands, light cleaning and laundry
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some flexibility to fit your schedule. Reliable
car is a plus, but not required. Excellent
driving record and references are essential.
Work through June or longer. Paid vacation.
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responsible person to assist them in getting to
and from after school programs/ initiating
homework/ running errands. Position ideal
for students, 3-6:30 pm, 4-5 aftemoons, and
one evening per week. We seek a
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reliable transportation, good driving record,
and references. Competitive compensation.
Please call 662-1660 evenings after 7 pm.
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Th 12:30-5. Own transportation. $8/hour.
SEEKING AN ENERGETIC, loving and
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old daughter. Looking for 10+ hours/week.
Previous exp. w/toddlers pref. Own trans. or
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SITTER NEEDED in my home for 2
children over 11 yrs. 3pm - 7pm any day of
the week. Call (248) 552-2966.
TEACHER! PART-TIME for before &
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CHILD CARE WANTED to care for lively
I1 yr. old son. Must have car to pick him up
from school at 2:30, do homework & watch
him until 5:30 p.m. Good salary, maleWor
female encouraged to apply. Call Fred. Home
332-1494. Office 647-4320.
CHILDCARE NEEDED for 3 great
children, ages 6,7,& 9 every Thur. from
2:30p-6p. Additonal eves./ wknd. hrs. avail.
Car req. Call 662-1706.
CHILDCARE NEEDED FOR our sweet
daughters, 5 and 2 yrs. old. Two mi. from
campus, hrs. very flex., but own car nec.
Call 936-1110 or 454-7269 (days) or 994-
ABLE CHILD CARE needed. 10-15
hrs./wk. after school and weekend evenings.
Must have exp. and trans. 663-3482.
AFFECTIONATE CHILD care for our 3
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AFTER SCHOOL, SAT a.m. Care for 2
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No smoking. Male or female. 994-8910 eve.
& 973-1884 daytime.
AFTER-SCHOOL DRIVER, Wednesdays.
Need safe car. Excellent pay. 665-4719.
AFTERNOON ASSISTANT needed for
girls 12 & 14, to pick-up and transport to
activities, 10-12 hrs. per week. Must have
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CHILDCARE P/T during day in Ypsi home.
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CHILDCARE/MOTHER'S Helper needed
before and/or after school care for 1-3 active
children. Infant, 3 and 6 yr old. Approx. 20
hrs./ wk. plus occas. wknds. Burns Park
location. Own trans. N-smkg. 734-761-9379.
DAYCARE PROVIDER wanted for older
children. Monday-Friday, or fewer days, 3-
5:30. Must have car. Non-smoking household
in Ann Arbor. Call 994-0353.
ENTHUSIASTIC, RESPONSIBLE person
needed to care for 2 yr. old and 5 mo. old in
our Ann Arbor home. Non-smoker, own
transportation. References required, Approx.
20 hours/week. Flexible. 665-4093.
EXP. CARE GIVER needed for 13 and 10
yr. old. Tu, Th, Fri, after school. Non-smkr.
w/ reliable trans & refs. Please call 769-2875.
FATHER'S HELPER WANTED through
mid-June, M-F 3:30-7:30 p.m., be at home
when kids come home from school, general
management of household including cooking
dinner, laundry, running errands and light
cleaning. Cooking skills important. Own car
needed, references required, min. age 19.
wanted. Busy household is looking for an
extra pair of hands after school to help with
cooking and childcare. Any afternoons.
Great pay. Also looking for occasional
sitting. Own car, nonsmoking. 741-9860.
IN MY HOME care for 1 yr old; 2 hrs/day;
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LOCAL FAMILY SEEKS responsible,
caring student to stay w/ our 11-yr. old son 2
or 3 afternoons a wk., about 3-6 p.m. Car a
must. Pays well. Call Joel at 936-3914 or at
night at 662-3552.
LOOKING FOR STUDENTS to work with
diverse population of children 21/2 -5 yrs. of
age, at the Family Housing Child
Development Center on north campus. Easy
access from center campus via the U of M
Northwood bus. Need indivs. with flex.
scheds. and interest in or exp. working
The UM Department of Dance
Welcomes you to Fall, 1999
All UM students invited to:
Audition... BFA/BDA/MFA concert auditions
Fri., Sept. 10, 4:15 pm, Dance Bldg., UM
Dance Co. audition Mon., Sept. 13, 2:30 pm,
Register for dance courses... Dance Div. #671
Course #220 "The Art of Dance," 3 cr., meets
MW 11-12:30 RC. Course #358/650,
"Dances for Latinos/as" 3 cr., meets MW
11-12:30, Dance Bldg. Note others listed in
the time schedule! For info.: 763-5460
Creative Movement & Drama for
Children, K-5th. 930-9560.
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photoshop, Office 97, C.G.I. & Pert, Java
AFTERNOON P/T nanny/housekeeper. NE
A2. M-Th 2-4 p.m. 10-yr.-old child. $9/hr.
Refs. & car. Call after 6 p.m. 734-994-3811.
AFTERSCHOOL CHILD CARE needed
for two girls, ages 5 and 8. Three afternoons
per week, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. in my Ann Arbor
home Own transportation and references
required. Non-smoking, $8.00/hour. Call
Karen at 734-995-1004 or 734-971-7080.
ANN ARBOR FAMILY seeks sitter for 2nd
grade girl one weeknight weekly. Close to
campus. Own car helpful. $10/hour. Please
ARE YOU FUN, reliable, with lots of
energy? Dynamic duo seek a babysitter to
give mom a break. $8/ hour. Mon./Wed.
11:30-2:30 and/or Tues./Thur. 8:30-noon.
Need car and references:663-0191.
BABY-SITTER NEEDED for 3 school aged
children. Mon, Tues, & every other Fri
11:30-5:30. Own trans. Non smkg. Job share
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OUT OF STATE ALUMNI wishes to sell
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