The Lumberjack May 8, 1991, 8 May 1991, p. 1

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Lumberjack staff bids Page 5 farewell. Summertime fees Page 3 Honor students inducted Page 4 Coach resigns Page 8 Issue 8 published by the students of Alpena Community College Former Board of Trustees Member to speak at. graduation by Yvonne LaFave ursday, May 16, 1991, ACC will host commencement exercises for students who have earned associates degrees during 1990-91. The. actual _ commencement ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. in the ‘Campus Gymnasium. Donald Newport, Aces Prien < This greater flexibility to pie in the celebration.” Tracy Schulke, a graduating sophomore and 1990-91’s Student Senate President, will speak at the event; the keynote speaker will be ~ Melvin R. Matchett, a former member of ACC's Board of Trustees and the present Regional Director ‘An Honor’s Reception will take place on the morning of the 16th, and Lori Dziesinski, ACCs have been invited to participate in this reception to pick up their free ticket in VLH 107. Other tickets can oe be purchased for student’s oe Besser Male Chorus will perform at the the Auto Service and i ent. __ Newport "Both =f these Matchett Concer to sckioyipits their caring and dedicatic Newport ae 5c NO: luation at any other level is more special than that at a community college ceremony. This will be a unique celebration due to the diverse nature of the students at: this community college.” by Pat Byrne Guest Writer Michigan Democratic Senator Carl Levin spoke May J to a standing room only campus audience on the status of the Kurdish refugees. Senator Levin, along with Senators Robb (D-Virginia) and Exxon . (2-Nebraska) had just returned from a congressional mission touring areas in and around the Operation Desert Storm theater. The Senator described the conditions of the refugees, trapped in the mountain. Descriptions were given of babies dying from dehydration and diarrhea, of an intolerable” death rate of 2,000: ACC reaffirms commitment to Huron Shores "Now, Perhaps more than ever, it’s important that quality educational be available in that area,” ceremonies, and a reception will be held after the ceremony at the Jesse’ Besser Museum. This reception is open to graduates, their guests, and all other ceremony participants. The commencement exercises Dragiewicz, a retiring member of said ACC President Don Newport, commenting on the future of the Huron Shores Campus located at Wurtsmith Air Force Base. Alpena Community College, which has served Tosco County residents and military personnel for over 20 years at the Base, will continue to provide postsecondary education in the county after the base closes. ls reaffirmed the i toits branch Coll ffici ‘3 campus following the announcement that Wurtsmith is one of 71 military bases on a proposed closure list. evin reports on Middle East trip people.a day, of a frightened people denied entry. into their last hoped-for haven. The Senator then illustrated relief efforts being conducted for, the Kurds. He described the airlift and British forces. tents” is how he depicted the tent city near the town of Zacco. Being constructed by the coalition forces the ”city” is 200,000 tents. the mountains if they have assured protection against Saddam. Hussein’s forces. Levin believes that the Kurds will again head for the border if the troops are withdrawn too soon. Levin spoke with the refugees , and described them as highly civilized people, made up of engi ers does not see it lasting long and stated that the United Nations has __ May 8 1991 U.S. Senator Levin- holds an inform: session following his presentation on campus Thursday a "golden opportnnity” ‘to get will be able to return to the U.S. as soon as the U.N. presence is established. Senator Levin also spent time in the southern regions of Iraq and declared the refugee problem resolved. He described in detail the terrible environmental damage” being done by the oil sell fires in Kuwait. He asked the audience to imagine what hell would look like” to give an idea of the area. Black rain and snow one thousand miles away, as well as, a 10 increase in the world’s hydrocarbon pollution are just two results of this destruction. Senator Levin described the Kuwaiti government as incompetent in questions from the audience. On the subject of the cost of the war, Levin stated that a total figure was unavailable, but a rough estimate. would be a few billion dollars if continued on page 3

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