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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, November 27, 1979-Page 3
SPEAKER SAYS CASE WON'T HURT MINORITIES

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HEW offic
By JULIE BROWN
"There are any number of ways of increasing the
number of minority students on your campus without
offending anyone's constitutional rights," said HEW
official Meldon Hollis, yesterday afternoon. "We've
had one hundred years of finding ways of getting
people on campus without getting into Bakke issues."
Hollis, speaking at the University's School of
Education on "Minority Access to Higher
Education," told an audience of approximately 30
that the 1978 Supreme Court decision in the Bakke
case, disagreeing with the use of specific racial
quotas in college admissions policies, does not have
to work against minority students.
"THE COURT decided where there is not a history
of segregation, you can take socio-economic status
into consideration," said Hollis, the special assistant
to the assistant education secretary.
"This is the reason the Bakke decision could not

ial: Bakke no barrier

e

arise in a de jure (legally) segregated state. Where
there is no history of past discrimination, both parties
simply specify how to determine increased minority
enrollment methods."
The 34-year-old attorney specified three crucial
areas of concern surrounding the issue: access to
higher education, distribution of minority students
within academic progra'ms, and the retention rate of
minority students.
"One of the main barriers to access is the money
you pay for higher education," he said. "Where you
find minorities is in community colleges and in less
prestigious four-year institutions."
HOLLIS NOTED that approximately 50 per cent of
black and hispanic college students are now enrolled
in two-year institutions.
"We have a new kind of predominantly black and
brown institution," he said. "The urban community

college is similar in cost to the historically black i_-
stitutions, which tend to be low cost."
Addressing the issue of distribution of minorif
students within various academic programs, HollIs
noted that at the graduate level, some 70 per cent if
master's and doctorial degrees awarded to minority
students are in education.
"MINORITIES, EXCEPT for Asian American ,
tend to show this trend," he said. "There are few ai-
plicants and few students in law and medical school,
few in the soft sciences, such as economics qr
psychology, and fewer still in the hard sciences."
Ho'llis added that minority graduate students are
more likely to be part-time students, with greater
loan burdens.
"The real question is one of values, just how f r
should an institution go in accommodating differe-
ces," he said. "Cultural and geographical barrie s
need to be accommodated."

Daily Photo by CYRENA CHANG
SPECIAL ASSISTANT to, the Assistant Secretary of Education Meldon
Hollis tells listeners at the School of Education yesterday that the United
States Supreme Court's Bakke decision will not affect minority enrollment
in higher education.

Council says no to the construction of

runway,
By PATRICIA HAGEN
Capping off several months of de
City Council voted 9-2 last nigh
maintain the status quo at the An
bor Municipal Airport.
The vote reaffirmed a February
council decision not to construct a
east-west runway or install an
strument Landing System (ILS) a
city's airfield.
. COUNCILMAN James Cmejrecl
Fifth Ward) who submitted
resolution to maintain the present
way configuration said the airp(
= currently safe and that it was fru
to continue discussion of issues tha
-been dealt with two years ago whe
* council first approved the master
for the airport.
"I came to the conclusion thatt
was no change in circumstanc
Cmejreck said. "We should put it t
for a while" until .a need is show
reconsideration of the issue, he ad(
At council's request, the city's
tport Advisory Committee recoi
ded in September that a 5,050 foot
west runway be constructed and a
installed. The committee base
decision on the 1975 Transplan s
done by an airport consulting firm
study indicated increased air t
was likely in the future.
TWO RUNWAYS are' present
operation at the airport south of th
at State and Airport roads. The
2,700 runway runs southwest to
High Court
federal we!

landing system
theast. The other runway, designated could app
bate, the 12-30 (based on compass orien- less popul
ht to tation) is 3,500 feet long and unpaved. The oth
n Ar- Since September, residents of Ann Louis Sen
Arbor and nearby townships and many agreed wi
~1977 points have presented their views on said, wol
new the airport improvement issue at coun- highly po
n In- cil meetings. safety.
it the Proponents of airport development, The res
mostly pilots and representatives for quo at the
k(R airport-related businesses, said a new, that the p
- longer runway with an ILS to guide ap- not be pla
the proaches would increase safety. could be d
run- CITIZENS OPPOSING expansion or BELCH
ort is change at the airport said a longer form a la
itless runway would increase air traffic,
t had noise, and safety problems. They
n the derided the use of city tax dollars to
plan subsidize the "sport" of a small group
of pilots.
there "When this issue was brought to us it
ces," was a safety issue," said Councilman
o bed Edward Hood (R-Fifth Ward). He said
n for the airport now is "unquestionably"
ded. safe and said he saw no need to install
Air- an ILS to make it "safer than safe." He
men- also said it was important to keep the
east- airport "alive and well .. . and small."
n ILS A resolution submitted by Mayor
d its Louis Belcher to specify developments
tudy, at the airport was not considered after
. Th- Cmejreck's resolution passed. Belcher
raffic voted against the resolution, because he?
said he was in favor of a new east-west
ly in runway with the same length and
e city weight-bearing capacity as the present
main main runway.
nor- HE SAID IT would be safer if planes
may rule on
fare abortions -

at A2 airport

proach the airport from over
ated areas.
er negative vote was cast by
nunas (R-Third Ward) who
th Belcher. A new runway, he
ild "take .traffic away from
pulated areas" and improve
olution reaffirming the status
e airfield includes a provision
paving of runway 12-30 would
nned until financial feasibility
emonstrated.
ER SAID he would like to
and-use study committee to

consider development around the air-
port. The committee would include
representatives from Lodi Township
and county planning commission, and
the city.
During the audience participation
portion of the meeting, David Gell, a
representative from the University of
Michigan Flyers, cited several reasons
the 400-member group was in favor of
airport improvements. He said, "there
would be fewer accidents with an ILS"
and the traffic pattern would be moved
further from the residences if a new
runway were built.

WINTER REGISTRATION
Through error in Winter 1980 Time Schedule, following history lecture courses
(Division 390) were not listed:
415-EuropeanIntellectual, 16th to ,8thC
T Th 9-10:30am E. Eisenstein
423-European 19thC Social History
T Th O-1:30am L.Tilly
565-Ante Bellum South/Afr 531
TTh 11-12:30p.m.
THESE COURSES WILL BE OFFERED
The Center for Chinese Studies
PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
THE PEOPLE!S REPUBLIC
OF CHI1NA AFTER 30 YEARS
NOVEMBER 28 Chins's New Economic Polic
Wednesday ROBERT DERNBERGER
Professor of Economics

Congratulati'ons,
you're a member.
The University Club welcomes all University of
Michigan students, faculty, and staff to full member-
ship status. Membership fees have been paid on your
behalf. Celebrate at the University Club Bar Monday-
through Friday. Happy Hour is from 4:00 pm to 7:00
pm. Lunch and Bar are available from 11:30 am to 1:30
pm.
THE UNIVERSITY CLUB
IN THE MICHIGAN UNION

ALL LECTURES WILL BE HELD IN
150 HUTCHINS HALL (LAW QUAD)
FROM 7:30 to 9:00 PM

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme
Court said yesterday it may decide
whethey Congress can refuse to pay for
most abortions wanted by women on
welfare.
Once again taking up one of the
nation's most divisive legal and social
topics, the court agreed to hear
arguments over the constitutionality of
the spending restrictions on abortions.
But the justices left themselves an
escape route. First they will have to
decide if they have the proper jurisdic-
tion before ruling on the constitutional
question.
ARGUMENTS likely will be heard
this winter and a decision announced
sometime before the end of the court
term in June.
The so-called Hyde Amendment, at-
tached to the budget for the Depar-
tment of Health, Education, and
'Welfare, (HEW), was first passed by
Congress in 1976. Various versions of it

have been enacted for each fiscal year
since then.
The court will study the Hyde amen-
dment passed for fiscal year 1978,
which bars Medicaid spending for abor-
tions unless a woman's life would be
endangered by childbirth, in cases of
promptly reported rape or incest, or
when two doctors say childbirth would
cause "severe and long-lasting physical
health damages to the mother."
CONGRESS earlier this month
agreed on a new and more restrictive
spending ban for fiscal year 1979,
eliminating the "severe and long-
lasting physical health damages"
exemption.
A federal judge in Chicago last April
struck down the spending restriction -
both the Hyde amendment and the
Illinois law patterned after it - as un-
constitutional.

-S.W
FILMS
Cinema Guild-The Magnificent Ambersons, 7, 9:05 p.m., Old Arch.
Aud.
Cinema II-Trollstenen, 7, 9:15 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
MEETINGS
Center for the Continuing Education of Women-"Gearing up for the
GRE's, LSAT's, GMAT's," 7:30-9:30 p.m., East Conference Room,
Rackham Building.
SPEAKERS
Museum of Art-Cynda Mercer, gallery talk, Renoir's "Woman With a
Fan," 12:30 p.m.
Residential College Writers--Arturo Vivante, short story reading, Ben-
zinger Library, East Quad, 8 p.m.
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations-Prof. William Whyte,
"Saving Jobs Through Employee Ownership," 7:30 p.m., Hale Auditorium.
Michigan Republicans Club-Lt. Gov. James Brickley, 8 p.m., Union
Assembly Hall

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