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Page 2-Friday, March 30, 1979-The Michigan Daily

Meiland takes over Honors

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shrinking, and the competition for at-
tracting these students will become
more intense.
"This college must continue to have a
good honors program because this will
be influential in attracting students to
the University."
Theyfather of three school-age
children, Meiland also said it is impor-
tant to expand the program to make
more honors courses available to honor
students:
"ONE OF MY main duties will be to
expand the program to include more
courses in more departments," he said.

But Meiland also admitted that because
the faculty size of many departments is
shrinking, finding enough professors to
teach any new honors courses might be
a problem.
"Most departments, however, realize
the importance of the Honors Program,
and I think they will make an effort
to teach these types of courses," he ad-
ded.
Meiland is a graduate of the Univer-
sity of Chicago where he earned his
bachelor's and master's degrees in
philosophy. He joined the University
faculty in 1962. He has published exten-
sively, and LSA Associate Dean of
Curriculum John Knott said he is ideal
for the position.

"APART,' FROM his general
qualifications, Meiland's special in-
terest and commitment during the last
couple of years points to him an ideal
person to take over the Honors
Program," said Knott.
Meiland also said he will push for af-
firmative action in the program,
especially in regard to attracting more
women.
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"Currently, women make up only 38
per cent of the program's participan-
ts," said Meiland. "I see no reason why
the percentage of women should not be
at least the same in Honors as in LSA.".
MEILAND SAID he would like to see
more publicity for the Honors
Program, and intends to expand
recruitment activities by increasing the
available amounts of merit scholar-
ships and contacting various high
schools in the Midwest.,
"I think we could even ask our honor
students to go back to their high schools
at home to talk with students and coun-
selors about our program here," he,
said.
But Meiland said his first task as
director is to find replacements for
some staff members who will be
leaving the program. Allen Stillwagon,
associate director of the program, is
leaving to take a position at the Univer-
sity's Law School, and several- bther
staff members are also on their way
out.

Home hair dryers
could cause cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Confron-
ted with evidence that home hair
dryers may release particles of
asbestos, the government rushed
yesterday to obtain more inf or-
mation on the possible cancer risk to
those who use them.
The Consumer Product Safety
Commission issued a "special or-
der," which is similar to a subpoena,
to the 10 manufacturers responsible
for 90 per cent of the hair dryers sold,
in the United States.,
IT ALSO SENT telegrams calling
for top executives of the firms to
come to Washington for a meeting
with the commissioners early next
week.
The order calls for information on
whether the manufacturers have
ever made hair dryers containing
asbestos and, if so, which models.
This would enable the commission
staff to provide consumers with a
list of hair dryer models containing
asbestos.

Scientists have linked the
breathing of asbestos fibers with an
increased risk of lung cancer and
other serious diseases.
One private survey of new and
used hair dryers in Washington,
D.C., found about one in five models
containing asbestos. All of those con-
taining asbestos spewed out the
fibers, according to EMV
Associates, Inc. of Rockville, Md.
The commission also ordered
studies using an electron
microscope to determine the level of
asbestos fibers put into the air by
dryers with the asbestos insulation.
Commission Chairwoman Susan
King said possible federal actions
include bans on further manufacture
and sale and recalls of asbestos=
containing dryers.
Ms. King also urged voluntary ac-
tion by the manufacturers, most of
whom import the diyers from Asia.

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Daily Official Bulletin

VOTE in the
MfSA
Elections

FRIDAY, MARCH 30,1979
Daily Calendar:
Donald L. Katz Lectures: Robert S. Schechter, U-
Texas, "Adsorption and Chromatographic Transport
of Amphipilic Molecules," 133 Chrysler Ctr., 11 a.m.
Guild House: Soup and sandwich, -75q luncheon,
Joel Samoff, "Academic Freedom and Radical
Faculty," 802 Monroe, noon.
Astronomy: B. C. Whitmore, "Islands of the
Universe," Aud. B., Angell, 8:30p.m.
General Noitces:
Dr. Han Suyin will speak on the "Current Situation
in China-the Resurgence of Art and Literature
Since the Defeat of the GANG OF FOUR." Speaking

Michigan Student Assembly annual elections
for President, Vice President and Representa-
tives, will be held April 2, 3, 4
Poll sites will be located Campus-wide, watch
for signs listing sites.

at Natural Science Aud. on April 21,1979 at 8:00 p.n.
Dr. Han is a physician and internationally know
speaker and author, whose works include 'A Many
Splendorer Thing', made into a motion picture s*
'Love in a Many-Splendored Thing', 'Birdless Sum
mer', 'China in the Year 2001', 'Two Outlooks', 'Mot
ning Deluge' (a biography of Mao Tse Tung) 'Mac
Tse Tung and the Chinese Revolution', 'Wind in the
Tower', and 'Open Tibet'.
Dr. Han was born in Peking, the daughter of 1
Chinese scholar and engineer and Frenchwoma.
She spent her childhood in a city that was the scene of
militant Chinese nationalism. After graduation fro
Yenching University in Peking she went to London to
study medicine and returned to China in 1949 and s4
tied in Hong Kong as a resident physician. She has
been extremely sympathetic with the government Of
Mao Tse Tung and the problems of the Chinese
people. Dr. Han is presently living in Lausanne,
Switzerland.
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a personal interview. Spend your summer outdoos
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universities. Will interview Weds., April 4 from 1 toy.
Scholarship Fopundation, Concord, N.H. Will in
terview Thurs., Aug. 5 from 9 to 5. Interview various
potential sources for private scholarships. Travel
and meal expenses paid. Further information
available.
Camp Blue Ridge/Equinox, Pa. Coed. Will inte'-
view Fri., Apr. 6 from 9 to 5. Openings include
specialists in waterfront (WSI), nature, drama,
sports, etc. Register in person or by phone.
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Apr. 5 from 9:00 to 3:30. many general openings
available - also specialists such as sports, nature,
dramatics, etc. Register in person or by phone.
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view Mon., April 9 mfrom ito 5. Work with those who
need you most - children, families, elderly; assist
with cooking, shopping, maintenance, gardens. Fur-
ther details available..Register in person or by
phone.

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