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979-The Michigan Daily
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employees' complaints
(continued from Page 1) from his postion was presented to the
- , -Assembly.
angement. Toley also said that R- In other action, the Assembly passed
would discuss the issue at their next a resolution put forward by the Infant
eting. Formula Action Coaliton (INFACT) to
OLLEY ALSO expressed concern boycott Nestle's products. Larry
r tenure, particularly concerning Pedersen of INFACT presented the
processes involved in tenure resolution, discussing their plans to go
ision-making. to dorm councils to get approval for a
What happened to Joel Samoff hap- referendum boycotting the products.
ed to many others," Tolley said, and Members of the Palestinian Human
ressed the general concerns of Rights Campaign also presented a
duate students entering thejob resolution condemning the actions of
rket and the unfairness of tenure the Israeli government for hindering
ctices in general. academic freedom at Bir Zeit Univer-
olley also brought up The Michigan sity on the West Bank.
ly in his discussion and expressed After some discussion on the issue,
cern over the amount of University Assembly members decided to refer a
erage and talked about providing resolution to an ah hoc MSA committee
newspaper free to all students. which could further explore the issues
Iso at the meeting, MSA President involving academic freedom restric-
c Arnson read a resignation letter tions at the only Arab university on the
m MSA Budget Priorities Commit- West Bank. Most Assembly members
(BPC) member Jeff Coleman, who thought both sides of the issue needed to
d in the letter he resigned° his be explored before they made a move,
ition because of what he felt were although some expressed a desire to
as which conflicted with those of the reject the resolution completely.

Mirrors

The glass doors of
ministration building
a reflecting surface
wintry scene.

the ad-
provide
for the

BPC.
Two weeks ago, Coleman complained
there was a misproportionment of fun-
ds which went to minority groups, to
which Assembly members responded
negatively. Last week, a proposal to
ask Coleman to resign, or be removed

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... .ily Photo by PAM MARKS

A JEW SPEAKS OUT
An Evening With MEIR(Michel) ABEHSERA
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1979
MICHIGAN UNION, Pendleton Room- 8:00 PM
Dial 9 LEARN or 769-3078
Come and hear a thirty year odyssey spanning three continents, from the
mystics of Morroco, the Sorbonne in Paris, despair in America.
From Zen to Chasidus, Meir Abehsero is a ture light to every thirsting and
want-filled soul.
COME AND EXPERIENCE ABEHSERA
The Jew is a seeker. ABEHSERA . . macrobiotic
ABEHSERA. . . writer ABEHSERA.. . artist
ABEHSERA. . . doctor ABEHSERA has returned to his roots.
Meir (Michel) Abehsero, Moroccan born, Paris educated, Meir Abehsera's
first book on macrobiotics cooking enjoyed a first paperback printing of
100,000 copies. Now he reconciles his art with his Judaism.
ELECTION DIRECTORS
NEEDED
To organize and operate the Michigan
Student Assembly (MSA) elections of
'April 2-3-4.
Requires one month of preparation.
Experience helpful.
Paid position by contract.

Nursing S(
By RON BENSCHOTER
An unexpected cut in federal funding
has sent University Nursing School
Dean Mary Lohr to Washington D.C. in
an attempt to get the funds reinstituted.
The cut amounts to $1,037,359, or ap-
proximatelymone third of the nursing
school's budget. Lohr and Lorraine
Fischer, Dean of nursing at Wayne
State University,, are meeting with U.S.
Michigan Senators Donald Riegle and
Carl Levin as well as other members of
Congress in an attempt to get a new
Nurse Training Act introduced in this
session of Congress.
LOHR SAID that speed is important
because funds are running out and cut-
backs will hit University nursing
programs in a few weeks unless aid is
forthcoming.

The funding cutbacks are expected to
virtually wipe out master degree
programs, programs in parent child
nursing, community health, psychiatric
nursing, and programs for pediatric
nurse practitioners.-
In additionto program cuts, the shor-
tage in funds will eliminate an
estimated $300,000 in allocated scholar-
ships, traineeships, and loans and gran-
ts to University nursing students.
LOHR SAID the programs are
designed to help alleviate the shortage
by providing highly trained personnel
in all areas that they are needed.
The action taken by President Carter
last November eliminated the Nurse
Training Act passed by Congress and
slashed funding in this area from $120
million annually to a proposed level of
$14 million in 1980.

Lohr said, "Whathdoes not make
sense to us is that this country has a
well-documented shortage of nurses."
Lohr added, "This can be seen in our
own hospital and in others around this
state and all over the country."
LOHR SPECULATED that the cut-
back would result in the eventual
decrease in graduating nurses and less
attention to patients by fewer over-
worked nurses.
Professor Philip Kalisch, a Univer-
sity School of Nursing researcher who
studies nurse staffing, said the cut-
backs would intensify existing.
problems in health care and cripple
new programs designed to contain
skyrocketing health care costs.
Kalisch also noted that the quality of
overall nursing care will unavoidably
deteriorate. The ratio of Registered

rhool to face extensive

budget cut
Nurses to licensed practical nurses ant
aides is already critically low and will
drop even further.
UNIVERSITY Hospital is the first
university-owned and' operated
teaching hospital in the country and has
in recent months come under criticism
for being overwhelmingly inefficient.
One University Hospital nurse recen-
tly said, "When you are short of staff,
you are always being pushed, and con-
sequently you don't feel like you are
doing as good a job as you could'."
Another problem the hospital faces is
the extremely high, turnover rate of
nursing staff. Each year 50-70 per cent
of the staff leave their hospital jobs,
and 'U' Hospital expects acute
problems if the supplyof trained nurses
decreases further.

Meany won 'tquit AFL-CIO

SAL HARBOR, Fla. (AP)-AFL-
CIO President George Meany brushed
aside suggestions that he retire and an-
nounced yesterday that he is mobilizing

federation members to blow the whistle
on .companies that exceed President
Carter's anti-inflation priceguidelines.
Meany also vowed to continue to

,criticize Carter's policies when
organized labor disagrees with them.
He denied that his attacks signify a
break with the president and said he
and Carter had a pleasant.conversation
on Monday.

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"I THINK HE (Carter) makes some
mistakes, and frankly, I will continue to
comment on those mistakes," Meany
said, adding, "The president doesn't
seem to be upset about it."
Meany said he had promised to help
monitor violations of the . price
guidelines. Meany said Carter had
called the labor leader to ask for the
federation's help, and that Carter
thought the AFL-CIO's plan to create a
national price watchdog network was
ery good."
Meany spoke to reporters after the
AFL-CIO leadership completed
another session of its annual week-long
winter meeting here.
HE SAID continued sharp rises in the'
price of food, housing and other
necessities prove that Carter's volun-
tary program of wage-price guidelines
is not working.
Meany said he hoped that price
monitoring reports submitted by AFL
CIO's' 13.5 million members will con-
Vince the administration that the
program should be replaced by man-
datory wage-price controls.
The AFL-CIO contends that under a
voluntary program, businesses would
hold down wage increases but not price
increases. As a result, the federation
predicts that inflation this year will ex
ceed the 9 per cent rate set last year.
RADIATION AND IQ
PERRY, Ohio (AP)-Poor scores on
college entrance examinations and low
IQs may by partially a result of the'
atomic testing after World War II and
its radioactive fallout, a physicist says.
Dr. Ernest Sternglass University of'
Pittsburgh School of Medicine
professor of radiation pyhsics, told p
nuclear-power conference at Lakeland"
Community, College recently that
widespread atomic testing in the 1950s
and early 1960s contributed to the fact
that Johnny can't read now.
"The drop in levels of students'
ability to read and write is correlated to'
the fallout at that time,"Sternglass
said. Children both in 1965 and later will
show higher scores on national tests
sand IQs,he said.
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Volume LXXXIX, No. 119
Wednesday. February 21, 1979
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the pressure of heavy reading assignments.
Learn strategies that help you focus on the
most important points while reading for
general information. Most participants have
found they can at least double their reading
speed while maintaining or improving their
comprehension.
This class offers the benefits of both indi-
vidual attention and group interaction.
Enrollment is open to all University faculty,
staff, and students.

SPEED READING &
STUDY SKILLS'
Improve your grades by learning how to
use your textbook, lecture notes and time
effectively.
This course is designed for those who want
to develop efficient study habits. Students
will learn speed reading with general and
text material and reading skills that can be
applied to a wide range of subjects.,

WRITER'S WORKSHOP.
The workshop offers 3 areas of instruction:
1) Academic Writing-the process and skills
involved in writing academic papers..
2) Basic Skills Lab-Individualized program
designed for those who want to strengthen
their basic writing skills.
3) Research Paper Writing-Planning, re-
searching, and writing papers using library
sources.

Classes meet 6 consecutive weeks. Days & times available at registration.

HOW MUCH?
$25.00
(payable by check only)
(We follow U of M

WHEN?
Registration
Wed. & Thurs., February 21 & 22
8:00 a.m.-4:00 P.M.

WHERE?
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