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NEWS

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 3

ON CAMPUS
Union to host free
pool for students
Students can play pool for free from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the Michigan
Union Billiards and Game Room. Stu-
dents are required to show their Mcard.
In Good Company'
to show at League
Ballroom tonight
The movie of the month in the Mich-
igan League Ballroom will be shown
tonight at 8:30 p.m. The film will be
"In Good Company," featuring Den-
nis Quaid and Topher Grace. The cost
L_ is $3 with a student ID and $4 for the
general public.
Dance dept to hold
annual concert
Tonight at 8 p.m. in the Betty Pease
Studio Theatre of the Dance Build-
ing, first-year graduate students in the
dance department will be performing
their Annual Choreographic Production
and Design Concert. There is no cost to
attend and tickets can be picked up an
hour before the concert.
CRIME
NOTES
1 Mcard stolen from
student at UGLi
A caller reported that an Mcard was
stolen from the Shapiro' Undergraduate
Library, according to the Department of
Public Safety. DPS said the Mcard was
sitting on top the victim's books. There
are currently no suspects or witnesses.
Tires slashed on
'U' van that was
parked in a carport
A University van was vandalized
sometime over the weekend in the
Church Street carport. According to
DPS, two tires were slashed on the
vehicle.
Stray baseball
breaks window
A caller reported to DPS that the
window was broken in his residence
hall room in Bursley Residence Hall
by a stray baseball, according to DPS.
There are currently no suspects.
Unattended
purse stolen from
Graduate Library
A caller requested to meet with a
DPS officer after her purse was stolen

in the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library,
police said. The caller said she left the
table for about three minutes, and when
she returned, her purse was gone. There
are currently no suspects.
THIS DAY
In Daily History
M1: Communists
required to register
with state police
April 20, 1952 - The Michigan leg-
islature passed a law that requires all
members of the Communist Party to
register with the state police. If a mem-
ber does not register by the deadline, he
could receive a fine of up to $10,000 and
10 years in jail.
The State Communist Party Secre-
tary, William Albertson, predicted that
the law would have little effect on the
party because "the Communist Party
will never register under the new law."
The law is not retroactive, and "it will
be necessary to show, before an arrest
can be made, that the person accused was
a member of the Communist party after
the effective date of the act and then that
he failed to register as required," said
State Police Commissioner Don Leon-

LSA-SG votes to standardize sections

The resolution targets
introductory courses in chemistry
and political science, which have
drawn student complaints
By Jeremy Davidson
Daily Staff Reporter
The LSA Student Government unanimously
passed a resolution yesterday supporting the stan-
dardization of instruction for different sections of
the same course.
Students taking certain courses have com-

plained that workloads vary from section to sec-
tion depending on the graduate student instructor
teaching the section.
LSA-SG Counsel Joanna Slott and LSA-SG Vice
President Paige Butler, the co-sponsors of the resolu-
tion, said standardizing discussion sections has been a
perennial issue, and that while work has been done in
the past, not much progress has been made until now.
According to Butler, theissuehadbeen approached
broadly in the past, but no specific departments were
addressed. However, this resolution specifically tar-
gets introductory courses in chemistry and political
science - two subjects about which Slott and Butler
said students voiced the most concern.
Slott said the resolution is a step in the right

direction. "Bringing the issue to the attention of the
administration is an important step," she said.
According to an LSA-SG survey of 527 LSA stu-
dents, 42 percent of students said their class sections
did not have a similar workload to other sections of
the same course. Fifty percent said their graduate
student instructors did not grade using standards
that were comparable to those of other GSIs who
led different sections of the same course.
Both sponsors stressed that their intention was
not to criticize certain GSIs, classes or professors.

pleased with the progress made toward section stan-
dardization at the meeting.
"I think the resolution is a good example of rec-
ognizing an issue that has been brought to LSA-SG
by students and has been talked about and acted
upon by elected officials," Yahkind said.
LSA-SG passed three additional resolutions in
its meeting last night, including one that called for
the creation of a Homecoming Task Force to aid
in organizing student events to coincide with the
Homecoming football game in the fall.
Yahkind and Slott said they hope to meet with rep-
resentatives from the chemistry and political science
departments to discuss ways to implement the resolu-
tion in the fall.

"We fully appreciate1
we hope to improve
doing," Butler said.
LSA-SG President)

the work that (GSIs) do, and
upon the work that they are
Andrew Yahkind said he was

More students
seek internships

FILE PHOTO
Groove performs in the Sing and Variety Show for Greek Week April 6 at Hill Auditorium. The show was the cul-
mination of Greek Week, which raised money for charities such as Coach Carr's Cancer Fund.
Greeks raise oney for charity

By Laura Frank
Daily Staff Reporter
Forgoing a typical summer job,
LSA sophomore Alana Kuhn spent
her summer in Washington last
year, attending congressional- hear-
ings, going to lectures by speakers
like former Secretary of State Colin
Powell and giving tours for visitors
to the Capitol Building.
Kuhn is part of a growing num-
ber of students taking advantage of
the improving job market to pursue
career-related internships.
As the economy continues to
grow and unemployment rates
decrease, the market for intern-
ships is also improving, said Amy
Hoag, the coordinator for internship
services at the University's Career
Center. Hoag said the definition of
an internship is flexible - it need
not be labeled an "internship," but
can be any short-term employment
that is related to a student's future
career plans.
More than 131 internships listings
have been added to the Career Cen-
ter's database, Mployment Link, in
the past week, Hoag said. Business-
es that have not previously offered
internships are doing so this year,
while some unique internships that
had been discontinued are being
offered again, she added.
During the last five years, there
has been an increase in the num-
ber of students in all areas of study
seeking internships, Hoag said.
"Interning has become less of an

exception.... Sixty to 70 percent of
students tend to have an internship
before they graduate," she said.
Last summer, Kuhn held two
internships in Washington - one
at a lobbying organization and one
in the. office of Sen. Carl Levin
(D-Detroit.). As an intern for both
offices, she attended congressional
hearings on subjects ranging from
homeland security to health care
and reported back to her employers
on the proceedings. She also heard
speeches by political commentators
like Ann Coulter and saw President
Reagan's funeral procession.
While copying blueprints and
documents may not be as exciting as
working in Washington, LSA fresh-
man Andrew McIntyre said his role
at an architecture firm two years
ago as "assistant copy maker" rein-
forced his decision to study archi-
tecture. His position allowed him to
see the inner workings of the firm,
from design to client relations, and
he hopes to learn more at another
internship this summer with a dif-
ferent firm.
LSA sophomore Perry Teicher
took advantage of the University's
Public Service Internship Pro-
gram to find a government-related
internship in Washington this sum-
mer. Teicher said he plans to have
a career related to politics and sees
the opportunity to work for the
National Democratic Institute for
International Affairs as a "great
mix between job and education."
See INTERNSHIPS, Page 10

By Andres Kwon
and Talia Selitsky
Daily Staff Reporters

Although the Greek community failed to reach its
fundraising target, Greek Week 2005 was declared a
resounding success by its organizers. The Greek com-
munity's initial fundraising goal of $60,000 was not met,
but it still managed to raise more than $50,000 - a dra-
matic increase from the $38,000 raised last year.
Teams of fraternities and sororities competed for the
right to donate part of the proceeds to their charity of
choice by participating in events such as dodgeball,
bowling and a blood drive.

"Greek Week was a collaborative effort by the Greek
community to raise money for charities and enthusiasti-
cally exhibit (the Greek community's) place in the Uni-
versity community," said Jon Krasnov, spokesman for
the Interfraternity Council.
Among the highlights of the week was an event called
"Journey of Hope," in which representatives from the
different benefiting charities - including football coach
Lloyd Carr for the Coach Carr Cancer Fund and children
who had attended Camp Heartland, a summer camp for
children infected with HIV or AIDS - spoke to mem-
bers of the Greek community.
"(The speakers) told us why we are doing this," said
See CHARITY, Page 10

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