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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 7, 1995 - 3

'U' students grab six of 90 Ford Fellowship grants

Alpha Delta Phi
to host pep rally
To spur support for the Michigan
football team, Alpha Delta Phi frater-
nity will hold a pep rally tomorrow at
6:30 p.m. at its State Street house.
The rally will include appearances
by football coach Lloyd Carr, the team
captains, Athletic Director Joe Roberson
and.Michigan cheerleaders. Nike will
give away free products; local broad-
cast and cable television stations will
be on hand for the event.
Summer Hopwoods
reward creative
writing, poetry
Six LSA students got more than just
an " or "B" (or "pass") for their
The students received cash-backed
Summer Hopwood awards for the origi-
nal works.
The awards, ranging from $100 to
$450, are funded by a bequest from
Broadway playwright Avery Hopwood,
a University alum. The 58th annual
Summer Hopwoods totaled $1,825.
The winners are:
Senior Howard Kim.
Senior Kristen Okosky.
Senior David Rothbart.
1 Senior Inci Sayman.
s Junior Emily Singer.
Junior Gordon Smith.
Students must
change addresses
Attention returning students!
You can now use Wolverine Access
to submit local and permanent address
and telephone changes to the Registrar's
To have their correct address listed in
the Student Telephone Directory, stu-
dents must change the information by
Since it takes two business days to
process Wolverine Access changes, stu-
dents also may change information at
the Office of the Registrar in the LSA
Building lobby or at the new location
on North Campus.
Registrar sets fall
term schedule
Time is quickly running out to drop
thatmath class. The following is the fall
term calendar, asset by the Office ofthe
Sept. 15-Deadline for honors sum-
mer reading grades.
Sept. 25 - Last day to withdraw
with full tuition, last day for tuition
adjustment, pass/fail deadline, last day
for regular drop/add.
Sept. 26 - Touchtone CRISP ends
for fall term, authorization needed for
Sept. 29 - 50 percent tuition pay-
ment due.
Oct. 2-Deadline for last semester's
Oct. 16- Last day to withdraw with
50 percent tuition waiver.
Oct.31 -Final payments for tuition
Nov. 8 - Last day to submit gradu-
ation materials.
Nov. 10 - Last day for late drop/
Nov. 16-Dec. 6- CRISP early reg-
Nov. 22-27 - Thanksgiving recess.

Dec. 8 - Classes end.
Dec. 9-10 - Study days.
Dec. 11-18 -Exams.
Dec. 17- Commencement.
- Compiled by Daily News Editor
Lisa Dines

By Jessica Callaway
For the Daily
The Ford Foundation has awarded
fellowships to six University students
and faculty members.
The merit-based fellowships are
given to minority students and instruc-
tors in all fields to help increase the
presence of minorities on college cam-
puses, said Christine O'Brien, the
program's supervisor.
Fellowships are awarded to:
Graduate students starting work
on a doctorate.

Students completing their disser-
Those who have completed an
doctoral degree program.
"It makes you feel good, because it's
very competitive," said Tracy Curry,
the only dissertation-level recipient
from the University.
Curry said she plans to use her fel-
lowship to continue working on her
dissertation in personality psychology.
Pre-doctoral recipients from the Uni-
versity were:
John Cleveland in algebra.

Rucker Johnson in economics.
Bennett Ortiz in mechanical engi-
Isis Settles in personality psychol-
Maria Montoya was awarded a fel-
lowship at the post-doctoral level in
American history.
The fellowships are for a year of
study at a school of their choice. The
awards range from $18,000 for the first
category to $25,000 for those already
holding a doctorate.
The fellowship application asks can-

didates for their academic career goals
and a plan for a year of study.
"(The candidates) must have a proven
track record - a strong research and
academic record," O'Brien said.
Applying were:
1,000 pre-doctoral students for 50
300 dissertation-level students for
30 fellowships.
100 post-doctoral students for 20
In addition to the fellowship's mon-
etary awards, recipients can attend an

annual conference, scheduled for Octo-
ber in Washington, D.C.
Fellows can attend the conference
free for three years, allowing them to
talk about their research and hear na-
tionally known speakers.
This year's conference topic is
"Questions of Equity: Plans for Ac-
tion." The scheduled speakers are Fred
Begay, a Navajo physicist at Los
Alamos; Cornell West, a professor at
Harvard; and Arturo Madrid, a hu-
manities professor from Trinity Col-
lege in Texas.

New programs open
League to 'U' students "

By Melissa Koenigsberg
For the Daily
The Michigan League kicks off the
year with a revitalized face and a new
programming focus in an effort to serve
students, faculty and staff.
The building opened in 1929 as a
student center for women who were
denied access to the Michigan Union.
The center's focus changed when the
League became part of Student Affairs
in 1993, said Benita Murrel, League
programming coordinator.
"These programs achieve the objec-
tive of enhancing the quality of living
in the University environment," Murrel
"A League ofOur Own" remains the
underlying theme - inviting students
to identify and make the League their
This year's main programming ar-
eas are:
Lifestyle Enrichment and Ad-
vancement Program.
Viewpoints and Issues Program.
Fun and Entertainment Program.
Workshops, lectures, seminars, con-
certs, and "international friendship"
hours comprise a few of the programs
in these categories.
League Director Bob Yecke imple-
mented the programming last winter-
the first approach at programming on a
regular basis since 1965.
Programming stopped because of the
creation of University Activities Cen-
ter, which combined programming be-
tween the Union and the League.
"I came to the League almost two
years ago and was asked to figure a way
to bring student life back into the
League," Yecke said. "According to

"These programs
achieve the
objective of
enhancing the
qua lity of living in
the university
-- Benita Muriel
League programming
many, the League is the last bastion of
humanity left on campus."
Yecke's emphasis remains keeping
a niche for students without changing
the building's atmosphere.
The exterior of the building will re-
main the same, while the interior will
undergo renovation starting in Octo-
ber. The League Underground will be
first and is scheduled for completion by
Along with hosting concerts and
social events, the Underground will
add a national food chain and a local
one with an "Ann Arbor flavor to
balance the two," Yecke said. A "re-
tail or service operation" may also be
No decisions had been made on which
restaurants will be added, Yecke said.
Murrel said networking with other


The 66-year-old Michigan League is undergoing renovations and planning new programs.

departments is an important ingredient
to the success of the University. "The
University has so many programs, that
if we pull resources we can have better
quality programming. We have the fa-
The Athletic Department has been
receptive in planning with the League
for a speaker series, "Straight from the
Coaches' Mouth."
One of last year's speakers, ice
hockey coach Gordon "Red"
Berenson, said, "It was worthwhile to
the people who came. They were im-
pressed that we are not just athletes,

but also students with a high grade
rate and as a team."
Murrel created the Michigan
League Planning Board to involve
students and allow them to assist in
planning and identifying student's
"The students know what activities
they want to do," Murrel said. "Plan-
ning with them instead of for them
achieves the best results".
LSA senior Hanis Hassan, a board
member, said she became involved to
promote undergraduate use of the facil-
ity. "I always study in the lounge. It has

this exquisite style and students don't
normally hang around."
The League's season opening is Sept.
22. The schedule includes free ball-
room dancing, caricatures, a mini-eth-
nic fair, "Meet the Coach," astrology,
Origami and live bands Immigrant Suns
and 58 Greene.
Singer Dave Wilcox is also slated to
perform for a minimal fee.
"We are trying to reach students who
would make the League a place of their
own," Murrel said. "It was a student
center before and it should be a student
center again."

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water started dripping from the ceil-
ing," said LSA junior and Little Caesar's
Assistant Manager Mike Martineau.
"We called the janitor people, and they
told us they were fixing the problem.
We put two tubs under the two spots the
water was dripping."
Martineau said that he did not notice
an odor Saturday night.
"The next day (Sunday, Aug. 27) the
janitor people told us that it was backup
from the men's bathroom upstairs. The
store was closed in 15 minutes, and the
area where the leak was got roped off
and sanitized."
The leak was more severe one floor
up at the Amer's coffee shop, which
borders the restroom, said an Amer's
employee who wishedto remain anony-
"On Sunday, I found sludge halfway
across the back storage room. I didn't
know what it was until one of the main-
tenance men told me it was sewage
from the men's room," the employee
said. "The sludge was partly brown,
and the stench was horrendous."
Saturday night, the Union's mainte-
nance staff called a member of the
University's Occupational Safety and
Environmental Health department,
which is affiliated with OSHA.
"The officer was told that there was a
water puddle forming, and he went in
firstthing Sunday morning," said Eliza-
beth Hall, OSEA spokeswoman. "He
cleaned up a spill in the back room of
Amer's, and at that time saw no reason
to close the store.
"On Monday morning, there was
more water on the floor again. Any
waste water is technically considered
An OSHA representative came in
Monday and raised two concerns, Hall

"The water in the storage room could
easily be tracked around the store by
employees," she said. "Second, the
store's hand sink required by the Food
and Drug Administration had waste
water backing up and could not be used."
Both are critical violations of FDA
regulations, Hall said. "We made the
recommendation for the store to be shut
This did not sit well with the coffee
shop's owner, Amer Bathish.
"They (the OSHA representatives)
wanted to shut me down, and I talked
them out of it," Bathish said.
"A while later, the (coffee shop) staff
called and they proposed using sanitary
hand cloths with alcohol to clean their
hands and closing down the back stor-
age room. They also brought in food
from other stores," Hall said. "Our
OSHA representative allowed them to
reopen. At that time they were in com-
pliance with FDA regulations to the
best of my knowledge."
The Amer's employee expressed con-
cern over the sanitary implications of
reopening the store.
When told of the employee's con-
cern, Bathish retorted, "Anytime an
employee can get a day off ... they
would love it.
"I had a similar problem at another
store a few years ago in which I felt
there was danger, and I had no problem
shutting it down. There was no reason
to shut down this time," Bathish said.
"If we were serving food from this
room, I would have shut it down in a
Schwimmer said the matter is cleared
"The solution that Amer had pro-
posed was amenable, and they (OSEH)
allowed him to reopen after he abided
by the proposal," she said. "I don't
believe they (OSEH) had any real con-


"The policy committee of the Lib-
eral Party in New York state voted
overwhelmingly to endorse John
Anderson's Independent campaign
for the presidency, breaking a 36-
year-old tradition of supporting
Democratic Party candidates ..."

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