Daily Trojan, Vol. 133, No. 35, March 03, 1998
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Tuesday March 3,1998 Vol.CXXXin/No.35 Headlines Boyd enjoys a perfect season USC women's tennis player jacqui Boyd has easily made the move from Cape Town, South Africa to Los Angeles, as she has gone a perfect 9-0 this season and helped her team to a 6-3 overall record. Sports, page 16 Battling spring break boredom With spring break just around the corner, students who ch<x>se to remain in Los Angeles are often faced with dull days and even duller nights. But one article is about to change that for good. Diversions, page 7 Signpost up ahead...or not Editorial Columnist Colin D. Smith discusses the lack of user-friendly buildings and signage on campus to help students and visitors try to navigate their way both to and through classes. Viewpoint, page 4 Law honor society, USC blood drive Blackstonians, USC's prelaw honor society, has extended its application deadline until Friday. Applications are available in Von KleinSmid Center, room 327. For more information, call Kelly Christianson at (213) 732-9550. • •• University Residential Student Community will be sponsoring a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today in Topping Student Center North Lounge. For more information, call URSC at (213) 740-6467. • •• Students are invited to the Swim With Mike kickoff party at 6 p.m. tonight in Heritage Hall. Refreshments will be served to all who attend. For more information, call (213) 740-4155, or stop by Heritage Hall, room 203A, to pick up an application. By Nada El Sawy Staff Writer The outcome of a single interview could play a significant part in receiving approximately $6,000, $10,050 or $21,000 a year toward tuition. This is the case in the competitive annual process of interviewing incoming freshmen for the Trustee (full tuition) and Presidential (half tuition) scholarships, which has been going on for the past two weeks. High school students from across the nation are participating in the last set of interviews for Presidential Scholarships Scholarships today. Candidates were invited to the interviews based on their applications, which had to be submitted by Dec. 10. The criteria included the rigor of coursework, grades, test scores (SAT and ACT) and evidence of leadership potential. "We do a very thorough review of each of the applicants and their areas of interest," said Joseph Allen, dean of Admission and Financial Aid. The Admissions Office coordinates with all of the academic units, and each school issues a varied number of invitations. Students and their families are invited to come to campus during the Preview USC program. A high percentage ot students who are offered scholarships come to the interviews. For those students who are in need of finan* cial aid in transportation, USC provides a $200 travel voucher. This year, more than 1,000 students met the academic criteria for the Trustee Scholarship, and 250 were selected to be interviewed, said Duncan Murdoch, associate dean of admission and financial aid. About 215 of those invited came to campus. In the past, the interviews were combined for both Trustee and Presidential candidates, Allen said. But this year, the interviews on Feb. 20 and 24 were reserved for Trustee candidates. The Presidential candidates were interviewed Feb. 27 and today, It was better when the interviews were combined so that students were not placed The young eyes of the future view USC By Angela Sperber Staff Writer Elementary school teachers, ary including USC alumni, often show their students the importance of going to college through class work and university tours. Kim McNeill, a graduate student in education and a teacher at a year-round Glendale elementary school, will bring students from her first-, second-and third-grade combination pa W< class to USC this Wednesday. She and her teaching partner took the students to UCLA, her artner's alma mater, last 'ednesday. "Visiting the schools will make college a reality to them/' McNeill said. Students are often brought to these two universities because they are near students' homes ana schools and because the '■ ■ ffi ''.sit?■ (See Tours, page 2) (See Scholarship, page 3) Where should I live? Many USC students consider their'yearly housing decisions roughly tantamount to choosing a wife or a husband — and equally complex. Students are currently researching which housing they desire most as the March 16 to 20 R3 signup dates approach. With more than 40 university-owned facilities and even more buildings not owned by the university, finding the right fish in a sea of housing can be a tedious task. But knowing the advantages and disadvantages of both university and non-university housing make the hunt for the perfect dorm or apartment more engaging. Find out what students think about residence halls like Bimkrant, Marks Hall and others in the university's North and South complexes m the first of a three-part series by the Daily TVojan. (See Housing, page 6) R*b«cc» Archar / Dally Trojan Molly Willis, a senior majoring in chemistry, enjoys the above-average temperatures Monday. ■ , t | • • f 1 / T • 11 Interview pivotal for academic scholars By Meegan Bozorgzadegan Staff Writer Students need to develop their own sense of public interest about the amount of television news coverage that should be imposed by the government and what should be covered in the public marketplace, said the cnairman of a national broadcaster's committee meeting Monday. "I think there's no question that today's students should realize that there's a two-way street in place for the entertainment and public oblige ation,'' said Leslie Moonves, president of CBS Television. The committee, set up by President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, met in the Annenberg School for Communication Auditorium to discuss the broadcast television industry’s responsibility to public interest. "1 think it s exciting when issues of major national importance are debated here and when students have an opportunity to be a part of them," saia Geoffrey Cowan, dean • ■ • • « ”' . ’ • ' (See Committee, page 2) I love L.A. Senate discusses stipend decisions Students hold key to media reform and two for the senate directors. Under a proposal introduced by Housing Senator David Oviosu, the student body president and vice president, Program Board executive director, would each receive only three units. For the first time, senators would be paid, at the rate of two units per semester. There was a general consensus at the meeting that two units for senators was too much money. "I do think you should pay a senator, but not two units; I think it should be one,” said Elizabeth O'Neill, the National Pan-Hellenic Council representative. "I think (not paying senators) is kind of the standard across the country," said Larry Perkins, a senator (See Senate, page 2) By Ben Berkowitz Assistant City Editor The Student Senate held one of its last remaining sessions Monday night in Seaver Science Auditorium to discuss issues relating to senate pay and programming. The meeting was the first in a month to hold quorum, or the minimum number of senators, for the entire meeting. All but two senators attended the meeting. One of the major issues discussed during the meeting was stipends for members of the senate. Currently, 25 units of tuition remission are paid out each semester to members of the senate, including five for the student body president, four each for the vice president and Program Board executive director.
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Tuesday March 3,1998 Vol.CXXXin/No.35
Boyd enjoys a perfect season
USC women's tennis player jacqui Boyd has easily made the move from Cape Town, South Africa to Los Angeles, as she has gone a perfect 9-0 this season and helped her team to a 6-3 overall record.
Sports, page 16
Battling spring break boredom
With spring break just around the corner, students who ch