Daily Trojan, Vol. 148, No. 13, February 03, 2003
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CVUN. no. 13 www^MMmanxom Senate group looking for cash Momy: Leadership Hoard hopes to replenish account with lejiover Senate funds By ALICE WALTON Mafl Wnlri Student Senate will vote un a i(.solution Tuesday night that would allocate additional fundk lo the Leadership Fund, whose budget has de< reaaed from $63,000 lo leu than $10,000 since the beginning of the school year The resolution, which wak dialled last week, will ask that $2,400, which have previously been allocated to the Senators, be trana ferred to the Leadership Fund, said Amy Northrup. director of the Leadership l-und and a kophomore majoring in biology and public relations Leadership Fund Board ik the most accessible of the funding boards on Senate, which leadk to more requests for funding than the board can handle. “The board hasn't been reckless with the funds.” Northrup said. "We've had a higher volume of applications this year than ever before.” Student organizations may apply lor funding up to $6,300 in a single academic yeai for activities which include workshops, lecturers and conferences. “Every year the fund runs out," Northrup said “Were always the first board to run out " Last semester, almost 30 stu dent organizations received money from the fund. Some of these organizations include Order of the Torch, the Volunteer Centei and mock trial Leadership Fund is for leftover funds from senator projects. Senate I see **nato page 10 I wm oanm I DaNy taw>> Loud and proud. Student ecUvlata from eoroea tha nation protected at Third Street Promenade againat corporations that allegedly uae sweatshop labor. More than 300 people attended the events af USC and In Santa Monica during the weekend. ■H " ’ „ ’ j ;4 Conference unites activists labor. Student groups host three-day conference on campus addressing workers rights, labor issues By JASON CARTER Contributing Wriuri Students from across the nation came to USC this weekend to learn from labor-rights groups, union members and other students about how to be involved in making pro gressive changes in protecting workers' rights around the world. United Students Against Sweatshops held its fifth annual national conference at USC from Friday through Sunday with sctivi ties at Topping Student Center, Seeley G. Mudd and Taper Hall of Humanities. More than 300 students representing more than 25 colleges and universities participated in the event, said Marvin Vargas, • member of the Student Coalition Against Labor Exploitation and s senior majoring in biology Members of SCALE and other campus groups including Moviemento Estudiant il Chicano de Aztlsn and Peace and Conflict Scholars, helped coordinate the event, said Alex Tarr, a junior majoring in cinems-televison production. Although the conference has designed to raise awareness about labor issues and workers' rights worldwide, its primary focus was on sweatshops, Tarr said. "LA. is the sweatshop capital of the United States," Tarr said. "It's important to us to have the national conference against sweatshops in a place where It's such s big prob Ism." Many of the spesker panels snd strstegy sessions the event featured provided information on how students can be Involved in improving the working conditions of Isborers in the appsrel, sgriculture snd serv ice industries both in the United Ststes snd sbrosd. For students st msny colleges snd universities, s popular first step in the direction of protecting work ers’ rights hss been to recommend thst their schools join the Worker Rights Consortium. As s nonprofit orgsnizstion the WRC helps to enforce the "msnu-fscturing Codes of Conduct" that sre "designed to ensure the fscto ries producing clothing snd other goods bearing college snd university hsmes respect the bssic rights of workers," sccording to s WRC bul ietin Students at Louisiana State Univeraity conducted s campaign thst resulted In their achooi joining the WRC in 2001, ssid Brisn Msrks, s senior msjoring in history st LSU. Members of SCALE continue to recommend thst USC join the WRC, but the university hss remsined a member of the Fair Labor Associstion. The conference slso featured speakers who endorsed the union izing of unorganised workers in the United States. “People organize because they know that it is the only way they will win a better life for themselves and their children." said Eliseo Medina, executive vice president for Service Employee International Union. Medina emphasized the oppor-I see IsSsi. page 111 ACT study shows students benefit from mentors "Strong school n'hlionshtps can increase students educational expectation GEORGE WIMBERLY director ACT Study Education: Several USC organizations working with local school children also cite success with their programs By BRIAN REED Contributing Writei Students who form close relationships with teachers and other school officials while they are in high school are more likely to attend college, according to a new study released this month by the ACT. The study, which tracked 14,915 students from their eighth grade until two years after their senior year of high school, found that 88 percent of the black students surveyed said they expected to attend college. At the end of the survey period however, only slightly more than half of the students had made progress toward such a goal. Of the white students surveyed. 89 percent said they expected to attend college, and about two-thirds of those students hsd moved toward thst gosl. The study slso found that black students were less likely to form relstionships with faculty snd school sdministrators than were their white classmates. The study speculates that this could be a contributing factor to the lower percentage of black students who are going on to attend college. George L. Wimberly, director of the ACT study, said in the report that positive relationships with at least one adult in high school makes students more likely to become invested in their own education and future. "Schools play a major role in Mpnfor providing educational information. . helping students take advantage of Mir3P|0C educational opportunities and preparing students for success in ^ postsecondary education and the Students who workplace. Strong school relation- form positive ships can increase students’ educa- relationships tional expectation and postsec- with mentors ondary participation," Wimberly tend to go to said in the report. college. Corliss P. Bennett, director of Many USC the Center for Black Cultural and organizations Student Affairs, said she is not sur- participate in prised by the results of the ACT such I see Mentoring, page 10 I programs
|Title||Daily Trojan, Vol. 148, No. 13, February 03, 2003|
|Contributing entity||University of Southern California|
USC shutt down Oregon's offense en route to a 91-7b victory Sunday at the Sports Arena / It
Student newspaper of the University of Southern California
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Trojan Superstar; (/SC# version of‘American Idol,’has Ut
firtt round of audition* / 7