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The Michigan Daily-Friday, November 9, 1979-Page 3


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Research results on the changing
social and professional status of women
provided a framework for discussion
Wednesday and yesterday at a
Rackham Auditorium conference spon-
sored by the Continuing Education of
Women (CEW).
More than 100 people, mostly women,
gathered for the two-day forum and
"listened to lectures and discussion
groups on "Women's Life Cycle and
Public Policy." Organizers said the
Sconference's purpose was to create
solidarity among women in various
fields across the country.
IN DISCUSSING women's education
and career patterns, Jacqueline Par-
sons, a University assistant psychology
professor and prominent author, spoke
of her research on children in elemen-
tary math classes.
According to Parsons, boys who are
considered smart by their teachers
receive more attention than girls who
are deemed intelligent. Since girls
receive less encouragement than their
male counterparts, they "are much less
likely to go on in math," Parsons said.
This impedes women, she added,
because "half of 'the majors at most
universities require math backgrounds
and therefore, math successfully
screens the career options of women."
Barbara Forisha, an associate
professor of Psychology at the
Univesity's Dearborn campus, ad-
dressed the diverse audience on why
some women succeed while others do
not. Forisha said she believes suc-
cessful women "take on multiple roles,
are not passive, and are filled with
determination-they have a lot of
ATTENDING THE conference were
women of varying occupations, in-
cluding professors, students,
Washington policy makers and leaders
of women's organizations. Interim
University President Allan Smith and
Ann Arbor Mayor Louis Belcher were
two of the limited number of men who
were present.
Wednesday's program was composed
of lectures on the different aspects of a
woman's life. Politics in a woman's life,
transitions in a woman's life cycle, and

the problem of minority women were
just three of the issues discussed.
A symposium on new policies for
women's work and family patterns,
followed by a summary luncheon to end
the conference were held yesterday.
Elizabeth Douvan, University
psychology professor and researcher at
the Institute for Social Research, spoke
at the luncheon and gave suggestions on
how to improve the world of the
working woman in the future.

DOUVAN SAID, "We have seen in the
conference that women carry the bur-
den of many flaws in our ublic policy.
We have seen a crying need for child
care programs and care for women in
their later years and we must change
these policies."
"We need to get the female perspec-
tive into our policy process," according
to Douvan. "This can only occur by
pulling men into the critical life ex-
perience of child care. . . this will not

solve all the problems but it will have
the influence of humanizing (mostly
male) lawmakers."
Douvan concluded the two-day con-
ference by giving woman general
guidelines for the future: "We women
have to integrate all along the line. We
have to take policy jobs when they're
offered . .. we also need to raise our
sons to be non-sexist ... and finally we
have to work with all women to make
changes within the political process."

Daily Photo by DAVID HARRIS

Branching out
These two towering trees reach toward the autumn sky while the few remaining leaves hang stubbornly before being
cast to the ground by a chilling November wind.

Brandeis University

Anti-nuke group plans
Utilityeco. rate strike
By JOYCE FRIEDEN organize the rate strike. "(Detroit
If the Arbor Alliance has their way, Edison is teetering on the brink. The


Cinema Guild-His Girl Friday, short, The Telephone Film, 7, 9:05 p.m.,
old Arch. Aud.
Gargoyle Films-mash, 7, 8:30p.m., Hale Aud., Bus. School.
Alternative Action-Arsenic and Old Lace, 7, 9:20 p.m., Aud. 4, MLB.
AstroFest (Astronomical Film Festival)-Jim Loudon, Vogager Report
II, Jupiter's Incredible Moons and Rings. Apollo 12-Pinpoint for Science,
7:30 p.m., Aud. 3, MLB.
Guild House-lecture luncheon series, Marcia Barton, PIRGIM,
Michigan's Nuclea Moratorium Bill, noon, 802 Monroe.
South/S.E. Asian Studes-Richard L. Park, Jayaprakash Narayan, A
Personal View, noon, Lane Hall Commons.
South/S.E. Asian Studies-Victor Ordonez, Trade Representative for
Philippines, Reactions of Foreign Investors to the Recent Investment
Climate in the Philippines, 3-5 p.m., 48 Lane Hall.
Chabad House of Ann Arbor-Rabbi Y.M. Kagan, The Greatest
Sacrifice, 5:30 p.m., Shabbat meals will be served free of charge. Contact
Rabbi Goldstein, 769-3078 or 995-3276.
Student Council for Exceptional Children-Beth Sulzer-Azaroff,
Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Peers in the Instruc-
tional Process from Preschool to Higher Education, 12-2 p.m., Schorling
Auditorium, School of Ed.
ith Annual William McInally Memorial Lectue-Dr. William Hubbard
Jr., former dean of the University Medical School, Appropriate Science for
Marketing, 4 p.m., Hale Aud., Graduate School of Bus. Ad.
UAC-Theatre Production, Robin Goodfellow, 2 p.m., Kuenzel Rm.,
PTP-Michael Weller's Split, John Houseman's The Acting Co., 4 p.m.,
Arena Theatre, Frieze Bldg.
Music School-Bandorama, 8 p.m., Hill Aud.
Ark-Paul Geremia, Blues guitar and mouth harp, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
PTP-Houseman's Acting Co., Elizabeth I, 8 p.m., Power Center.
English Dept. Poetry Readings-Robert Hass, UC-Berkeley, 8 p.m.,
Pendleton Arts Center, Mich. Union.
International Center-Highlights of Detroit, Ford Factory Tour, 12:15-
4:30 p.m., sign up at 603 E. Madison.
Hillel-Orthodox Minyan, 1429 Hill, 5 p.m., Shabbat dinner (reservations
by noon at Hillel, 6:30 p.m.), Reform Minyan and veggie pot-luck dinner, off-
campus, 6 p.m., call 663-3336.
Student Union for Progressive Judiasm-Shabbat dinner and creative
services, 6 p.m., Alice Lloyd.
Schoolof Metaphysics-lecture, workshop, Atlantis, 7:30 p.m., 219/ N.
The Midwestern Regional auditions of the National Association of
Teachers of Singing, The University School of Music.
National and International Regultion of Transnational Corporate Con-

many Detroit Edison and Consumer's
Power customers will not be paying 42
per cent of their electric bills. Members
of the Alliance, a local group against
the use of nuclear power, are trying to
organize a rate strike against these two
"We will officially announce the
strike when we see that we have the
supprt and can set a target date," said
Alliance member Job Tiboni. At this
point, we are just exploring the idea
with people."
ACCORDING TO information being
distributed by the Alliance, the portions
of the individual consumer's electric
bill that go toward construction and
maintenance of nuclear power plants
account for 42 per cent of the bill, or
$10.50 of a $25.00 bill.
The anti-nuclear groups are asking
residents to stop paying this sum in
protest to the use of nuclear power for
generating electricity. Flint's Huron
Allianceis also involved in the project.
"We want to shut down nuclear
power," explained Jim Forrester, an
Alliance member who is helping to

are not financially able to handle
paying back their loans and they are
hiking the individual consumer's base
rate to cover their mismanagement."
"THERE IS VERY little opportunity
for people to register their feelings
about the electric company through
dollar bills," said Alliance member
Louis Tenenbaum. "By doing it
together, people will be less afraid of
being bullied by the electric company."
According to Detroit Edison officials,
however, the portion of a homeowners'
bill that goes toward nuclear power
plant construction is "not much at all."
"Plants currently under construction
are not being paid for by the current
rates," said Jim Connelly, director of
Customer and Marketing Services for
the Ann Arbor Branch of Detroit
Edison yesterday afternoon.
"The electric company pays for the
power plant by borrowing money on
bonds. What the consumer pays is some
of the interest on the bolds . . . the
amount of money represented in
currently rates is not a big factor in the
consumer's bill," Connelly added.

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" a semester of study in Israel in the Fall term
" coursework in English on the political, economic and
social development of Israel and in its language,
history and archaeology
* a strong program of Hebrew language study
* important internship opportunities ir social service
agencies in Jerusalem
* field trips, study trips, interviews with prominent
Israelis, a kibbutz visit
" financial aid is available
Application deadline: March 15
For further information, see your Study
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Office of International Programs
Brandeis University
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