The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, March 27, 1991 - Page3
by Laurie Peri
A new Greek Champion was
rowned last night at Hill
Auditorium during the closing cer-
0mony of Greek Week. The team of
*Gamma Phi Beta, Phi Kappa Psi, and
Tau Gamma Nu took home the first
The Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Delta
Phi, and Pi Lamda Phi team came in
second place, while Chi Omega,
Alpha Tau Omega, and Phi Sigma
kappa finished third.
Before the awards ceremony,
Greek Week culminated with
variety, a sing and dgnce competi-
Wion between 20 fraternity and
sorority teams. More than 2,500
people packed the auditorium for
All proceeds from the Greek
Week festivities will be donated to
harity. This year, more than
50,000 was raised, said Greek Week
co-chair Cindy Graves. The money
will be divided between the
American Cancer Society, the SOS
Community Crisis Center, the
Huron Watershed Council, U of M
'transplant House, AIDS Wellness
Network Inc., and the DARE
Throughout the 10-day competi-
tion, the teams competed in events
tanging from a dance contest to a
Graves thought the week was
*successful. "Spirits were up, partic-
ipation was up, and people were en-
thusiastic and supportive," she said.
The turnout at the Red Cross
lood drive was better than ex-
,pected. Graves said there were an
'overwhelming number of first time
;donors and the Red Cross had trou-
.ble accommodating the increased
Provost selects White
as new B-school dean
by Laura DePompolo
Daily Staff Reporter
University Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Gilbert Whitaker an-
nounced Monday he will recommend Joseph
White as the new business school dean at the
April meeting of the University Board of
White, who has served as interim dean since
Sept. 1, was selected from more than 500 busi-
ness and academic leaders across the country.
Criteria used to narrow the number of can-
didates included a commitment to affirmative
action, a commitment to enhance a diverse re-
searching and teaching environment and a vi-
sionary ability to lead the business school.
White said he accepted the recommendation
because of the challenge.
"The Michigan Business School faces an
exciting future," he said in a press release.
"We must move from being an excellent
school to become the preeminent school in the
country. That's our goal."
George Seidel, head of the Search Advisory
Committee and professor of business law, said
White is a unique candidate because of his ex-
cellent academic and business background.
White earned his Master's with distinction
from Harvard and his Ph.D from the
University, where he spent the remainder of
his academic career.
He will be the first internally selected
business school dean since 1928.
White has been vice president of
Cummings Engine Co., a manufacturing com-
pany. He is also a member of the board of di-
rectors of several organizations including
Gordon Food Service Inc. and Three-D
Foundation, and a member of the Advisory
Council on Human Resources of the
"He has the respect of both the academic
community and the business community,"
Seidel said. "He will devote his entire energy
to becoming an effective dean."
In order for the business school to obtain
its preeminent status, White said it must con-
tinue to improve an already good faculty and
'We must offer the best
MBA program in the
- Joseph White
Interim Business School Dean
"We must offer the best MBA program in
the country," he said, adding he would like to
improve the school's status as a "diverse,hu-
White also said increasing private financial
support for the school is crucial.
"I am absolutely delighted that Joe White
has decided to accept our offer," University
President James Duderstadt said in the press
release. "His unique background of both ada-
demic and business experience should serve
him well in providing strong leadership' for
Business Week recently ranked the
University Business School seventh in the
Busy at work
Phil Hecker straps a board to the top of a scaffolding. He is helping to repair the roof of
the Michigan League.
In addition, Greek Olympic
events were broadcast over 99.5
WFOX-FM for the first time so
more people could follow events.
"I think it's great that the whole
Greek community can get together
for a common goal and have fun at
the same time," steering committee
member Jason Thomas said.
Graves believes this year's suc-
cess will have a lasting effect. "The
system had fun, and we broke the
$50,000 mark, making more money
than last year," she said. "Since it
was so successful, I think the enthu-
siasm will carry over."
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GM recogni zes
'U~ stuents for
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
by Robert Patton
The General Motors
Corporation honored three stu-
dents yesterday for their service
to the community at the second
annual GM Volunteer Spirit
Nursing senior Molly
Meyersohn, and LSA seniors
Heather Hart and Angela
Prelesnik each received a plaque
and five shares of GM stock in
recognition of their volunteer ef-
forts in a presentation at the
Kunzel room of the Michigan
Eunice Royster Harper, associ-
ate vice president for student ser-
vices, and a former volunteer in
the Ann Arbor school district,
spoke briefly on the "costs of ex-
cellence" - the sacrifices made
by the award recipients in order to
John Grettenberger, a GM vice
president, said he was "impressed
by the the enthusiasm, idealism,
and organizational abilities" of
"All of these skills are what I
believe leadership is about," he
Each of the winners gave a
short speech. Meyersohn, who is
coordinator of East Quad
Community Outreach, stressed
the need to "lift as well as
climb," to help others in addition
to making progress oneself.
"Don't pass up a chance to help
someone, and don't be ashamed to
ask for help," she told the
Prelesnik, who has concen-
trated her volunteer efforts
within the Greek system, said
watching her parents volunteer as
a child led her to follow in their
The three winners of the second annual GM Volunteer Spirit Award,
Undergraduate Philosophy Club,
weekly meeting. Topic: "Feminism and
Political Philosophy." 2220 Angell
Hall, 6 p.m..
AIESEC (International Association
of Students in Economics and Busi-
'ness), weekly meeting. B-School, Rm.
Latin American Solidarity Commit-
tee (LASC), weekly mtg. Union, 8 p.m.
tQ/RC Social Group for Lesbians,
Bisexuals and Gay Men, weekly mtg.
Dorm residents especially encouraged
.to attend. Call 763-2788 for info.
Revolutionary Workers League
Current Events Study Group,
::eekly mtg. East Quad, 52 Greene,
'Students Against U.S. Intervention
in the Middle East (SAUSI), weekly
outreach mtg. Michigan Union, Tap
Room, 5 p.m.
"Students Against U.S. Intervention
in the Middle East (SAUSI), weekly
;action mtg. Michigan Union, 3rd floor,
MSA office, 6 p.m.
Michigan Video Yearbook,,weekly
mtg. Union, 4th floor, 6:30.
"dents Council, weekly mtg. Union,
Tap Room, 6:30.
Islamic Study Group, weekly mtg.
League, 3rd floor, 5:30.
U of M Students of Objectivism.
Discussion of the article:
"Libertarianism: The Perversion of
Liberty." Union, rm 2203, 8 p.m.
U of M Friends of Victims of War,
mtg. MSA Peace and Justice Office, 7
SALSA, mtg. MLB, basement, 7:30.
Water Ski Club, organizational mtg.
Union, Anderson CD, 7 p.m.
"Implications of Baltic History for
Contemporary Events," William
Urban of Monmouth College. Lane
Hall Commons, noon.
"Rapid Confirmation of Protein
Analysis," Fred Regnier of Purdue
University. Chem Bldg, rm 1400, 4
"Nonparametric Estimation of
Functions of Space-time Domains,"
Mark Matthews of Stanford
University. 451 Mason, 4 p.m.
"New Year's Eve in Saikaku,"
Katsuhito Iwai. Lane Hall Commons, 4
Standpoint," Bob Bondurant.
Chrysler Center Aud., 6:30.
Safewalk, nighttime safety walking
service. Functions 8-1:30 a.m. Sun.-
Thurs. Call 936-1000 or stop by 102
UGLi. Also at the Angell Hall Com-
puting Center 1-3 a.m. Sun. - Thurs.
Call 763-4246 or stop by the courtyard.
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
safety walking service. Functions 8-
1:30 a.m. Sun.-Thurs. Call 763-WALK
or stop by 2333 Bursley.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors available
to help with your papers Sunday-
Thursday, Angell/Haven Computing
Center, 7-11:00. 611 Church Comput-
ing Center, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-
Free Tax Preparation. Sponsored by
VITA until April 15. Union, 3rd floor,
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do Club,
weekly practice. Call 994-3620 for
info. CCRB Martial Arts Rm., 8:30-
U of M Tae Kwon Do Club,
Wednesday workout. CCRB Martial
Arts Rm., 7-8:30.
U of M Shotokan Karate Club,
Wednesday practice. Call Ravindra
Prasad for info. IM Bldg. Martial Arts
U of M Ninjitsu Club, Wednesday
practice. Call David Dow, 668-7478,
for info. IM Bldg, Wrestling Rm, 7-9.
Beans and Rice Dinner, weekly event.
Guild House, 802 Monroe St., 6:00.
Russian Song Fest, informal singing
group. Call 769-1168 or 971-3175 for
info. 911 S. Forest, #9. 7-9.
American Chemical Society tutor-
ing. Every Monday and Wednesday,
Chem Bldg, rm 1706, 7-9.
U of M Women's Rugby Club,
Wednesday practice. Tartan Turf, 7-9.
Rally against parental consent law.
"Just Who the Hell Do You Think
You Are?!" a show on image and
identity by the Residence Hall Reper-
tory Theater. Irwin Green Aud, Hillel,
Womyn's Rites and Rhythms,
weekly radio program. WCBN 88.3. 6-
"Living Lightly," workshop. Sigma
Phi, 907 Lincoln. 7-9.
"Writing A Law School Personal
Statement." Career Planning and
Placement, New Conf Rm, 4:10-5.
"Generating Career Ideas,"
Career Planning and Placement, Rm 1,
from left to right Molly Meyersohn,
pose proudly with their awards.
"A life of witnessing and be-
ing a part of volunteering has en-
riched me," she said.
Heather Hart, among other ef-
forts, tutored prisoners at
Washtenaw County Jail, founded
the info-stops for new students at
the beginning of the school year,
and is the current president of
Alpha Phi Omega, a national coed
service fraternity. She said she
was only one of hundreds doing
Heather Hart, and Angela Prelesnik,
"Even though I'm getting this
award, it's only because I'm a rep-
resentative of all the students on
campus doing this kind of work,"
she said in an earlier interview.
At the end of the presentation,
Scott Sherman, the master of cere-
monies, read to the winners a mes-
sage from President Bush, stating
English Dept. lifts Core requil
by Julie Schupper
Students declaring an English
major after April 1 will have new
curriculum requirements to meet.
Department officials said they in-
troduced the changes to develop a
more flexible and, consequently, a
more diverse department.
Kristina Foote, undergraduate
representative to the Curriculum
Committee, said the new curricu-
lum "will allow each student to
pursue more specific interests."
Technically, the three Core
courses have been eliminated.
However, English concentrators
will now have to contend with a
pre-1660, and two pre-1830
Students declaring before April
1 will have the option to fulfill the
current requirements. Concentrat-
ors who choose to continue with the
current track may complete English
370 (Topics in Medieval and Ren-
aissance Literature), English 371
added in order to produce a more in-
tensive introduction to the major.
"Over the last number of years,"
said Ralph Williams, associate
chair, "the importance of students
'Over the last number of years the importance
of students viewing literature at the beginning
of their career has become evident'
associate chair, English Department
that both he and the first lady are
very proud of the student
will allow flexibility that dull
catch students at the edge of tgei
best interests," he added.
Williams said the new curritu-a
lum "will allow the faculty :.:
generate classes which can be 'ap-;
plied most vivaciously to their.if.
terests. And although courses Will;
be largely at the option of the l--
ulty, the department tries to arrapg
the classes with faculty members ini
order to insure range and variety and
The Department will hold meiet-
ings for those with questions-
Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m., in the 7ti
floor lounge of Haven Ht.
Professor John Whittier-Fergu s,
English Department faculty coun.t
selor, will be on hand to addressal
aspects of the new curriculum.
(Topics in Literature 1660-1830),
and English 372 (Topics in Lit-
erature 1830 to present) - the app-
roximate equivalents of the current
A second prerequisite, English
239 (What is Literature?), has been
viewing literature at the beginning
of their career has become evident."
English 239 will examine text con-
tent in terms of such things as gen-
der and ethnicity, Williams said.
"Hopefully, English 239 as well
as other classes within the major
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Hubers said of University reim-
One student whose grant will be
affected by the state's budget prob-
lems said that although the amount
to be repaid is small, the idea of the
state breaking its commitments is
"I guess when they do give the
money they make it very clear in
writing that they can take it back,"
said LSA junior Jon Hillman. "But
I think it's sort of a raw deal despite
the fine print."
Jack Nelson, executive director
of the Michigan Higher Education
Assistance Authority, said state
amounts ranging from $15 to $100.
Tuition Grants Awards, given to
private university students, are usu-
ally larger than competitive schol-
arships. Of the $2.6 million in
scholarship program reductions,
$2.4 million will come from
Tuition Grant Award refunds.
Nelson said the need to stay
within state budget constraints
made it necessary to ask students for
refunds this year.
"The message from the legisla-
ture was that we need to live within
the budget with which we're pro-
vided," Nelson said.
James Nell, consultant to the
Michigan Collegiate Coalition, said
the state's reductions are small in
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