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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, April 21, 1979-Page 3

initial report
on Outreach

The review of the Psychology Depar-
tment's Project Outreach will enter its
final phase next Thursday when the
Literary College's (LSA) Executive
.-Committee will decide what revisions
will be made in the program. And, ac-
cording to faculty members, some of
the expected changes will include
discontinuing several of the program's
The department's Undergraduate
Committee handed over recommended

revisions of the program to LSA Dean
Billy Frye yesterday. However, it will
not be known until next fall, which
projects will be dropped from the
Outreach program.
THE LSA Executive Committee,
which told the Psychology Department
three weeks ago to make substantial
revisions in Outreach (Psychology 201)
or face revocation of teaching assistant
(TA) allocations for next fall, requested
specific - changes in the program's
teaching structure. Currently, most

sections in Outreach are taught by un-
dergraduates, and many Executive
Committee members said more faculty
members and TAs should supervise the
800 students enrolled in the program.
Some questions were also raised as to
the academic value of several projects
currently offered under Outreach, Frye
"Certainly the experience is probably
valuable for the students, but in some
instances, there wasn't any academic


Daily photo by DAN OBERDORFER
DESPITE THE beautiful weather enticing him outdoors, Oz Aichenbaum, a first-year law student, resolutely turns his
back on the view and keeps plugging away at his studies.

task force
Following a brief presentation by
several members of the Black Student
Union (BSU), the Regents yesterday
authorized the formation of a special
advisory task force to investigate
University policies and programs
regarding minority students.
The task force authorization comes in
the wake of a February report by the
Office of Academic Affairs, which
revealed minority enrollment on the
University's Ann Arbor campus fell
from 3,204 students in fall, 1977 to 3,129
last fall.
ACCORDING TOBSU members, the
task force - to be comprised of six
minority students, two staff members,
two administrators, and two faculty
members - will address such issues as
minority enrollment and attrition,
financial aid arrangements, and the
faculty tenure process.
BSU spokesman Randy Potts said
minority students met with Regents
Sarah Power (D-Ann Arbor), Thomas
Roach (D-Grosse Pointe), Paul Brown
(D-Petoskey), and James Waters (D-
Muskegon), Thursday morning and
discussed the above issues and the for-
mation of the task force.
. Potts said he expected the Regents
would discuss minority issues at some
length during yesterday's Regents
meeting, but after approval of the for-
See REGENTS, Page 6

Weather causes finals 'blues'

For students whose firm resolve to keep pace with the
courses collapses after midterms,study days are happily a
ticipated as a haven in which to play catch up. Three enti
days are allotted when each term lapses, providing a chan
to party, get some sleep, and above all to cram befo
bluebook days begin Saturday.
But good intentions failed to pan out when clear blue ski
and summerlike temperatures were bestowed upon the ca.
pus Wednesday and Thursday. The Diag was crowded wi
students drawn outdoors by gorgeous weather. Frisbe
floated through he air, joggers and dogs ran through t
SOME STUDENTS SAT on the grass with books attet
tp day
Who's who'
While no one can say for sure, it seems that local
reaction may be making the University Regents a
bit more humble than usual. As the Board met in the
Administration Building late Thursday afternoon
Interim University President Allan Smith
recognized Vice-President for Financial Affairs
James Brinkeroff as "Regent Brinkerhoff." Smith
immediately smiled and corrected himself adding,
'I promoted him, I guess.""That's a demotion,"
quipped Regent Thomas Roach (D-Grosse Pointe).
Despite the Regents' confusion at yesterday's
meetings, however, the Board members addressed
each other correctly. .
In black and white
The Washtenaw County Coalition Against Apar-
theid (WCCAA) could be accused of resorting to
scare tactics to prod supporters to yesterday's
regents meeting. The week before the regents con-
vened, large posters on bathroom doors at the UGLI
read: "Whites Only." The purpose of the posters
was to dramatize, the legal discrimination that
exists in South Africa, according to one WCCAA.
member. That member also said the group was
considering separating the crowd in the Union
ballroom into two groups-whites on one side,

eir pting to study in the sun. Others gave up all pretense of
n- working and stretched out on the damp grass and dozed.
re Stephen Baird, a bearded and blue-jeaned travelling
ce musician, attracted a large audience for most of Wednesday
re afternoon with folk songs and stories. The crowd joined him
singing "Grow Some Columbian," stretching ten minute
es study breaks into a half hour or even longer.
m- The Diag is "a break from studying inside," according to
th Mary Ross Barry a Literary College (LSA) sophomore. "It's
es so nice out."
he TWO LSA FRESHMEN relaxed under another tree with
their books. "Studying outside is not as productive," admitted
See FINALS, Page 6

blacks on the other. What a way to hammer home a
Keep in touch
Even though you've seen two extra editions of the
Daily on your newsstands for the last two days in a
row, don't expect a repeat tomorrow. This, believe
it or not, is the very last issue of the Daily, until we
resume publication for spring term with the May 2
issue, in our familiar tabloid form. And don't
forget, subscriptions are available to the summer
Daily, delivered by mail to wherever you plan on
spending the next four months. You can keep up
with the regents, the divestment issue, the MSA
election developments, the search for the new 'U'
president, and what's going on on campus and down
at city hall even while you're out of town, just by
dropping by the Daily offices and filling out a
spring-summer subscription card.
... begin Saturday with a "March on Midland"
rally co-sponsored by the Arbor Alliance at Emer-
son Park in Midland at noon. For more infocall 663-
2252 or 668-0514 .. at 2 p.m., the Gray Panthers in-
vite everyone to attend their organizational rally at
the Ann Arbor Community Center located at 625 N.
Main. For more info, call Claudia at 662-
6121 . . "The Problems of Work" (ain't that the

truth) will be discussed by Rev. Jennifer Maclean.
The lecture will be sponsored by and held at the
Church of Scientology Huron Valley Mission at 809
Henry St., at 7 p.m..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" at Nat. Sci. Aud. at 8 p.m. . . . On Sunday,
catch the Rumanian Film Festival at 7:30 p.m. in
the Old Arch Aud. Sunday's film will be "The
Column". Monday's film will be "Veronica" and
there's no admission. Also on Monday, WEMU will
carry live the Senate hearings examining the
nuclear accident at Three Mile Island by the Senate
Nuclear Regulation Subcommittee beginning at
9:30 a.m.
On the outside
'Twas the first day of finals and the clouds filled
the air, predicting that afternoon showers soon
would be there. The temperatures for Saturday
would be in the high upper sixties. Winds were from
southeast at ten miles per hour, while the evening
showers turned study days sour. The winds soon
would turn becoming west and northwest, and
students with umbrellas just hopes for the best. The
low by nighttime would hit forty-eight degrees,
while the test-takers are collecting their As, Bs and
Cs. This is the weather, and although it sounds trite.
happy Ilinals to all, and may you all do all right.

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