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Page 6-Saturday, April 21, 1979-The Michigan ODily

Finals arriving as
study slump sets in

(Continued from Page 3)
Greg Roda, who was working on a
Spanish paper. 'I'm taking advantage
of study days," he explained. During
the term Roda claimed that he studied
about two hours a day, and said "I have
a rule of no studying on weekends.'
Charley Sneed shared Roda's laid-
back attitude towards studying. "If I
can stay away from the bars I'll do it
tonight." He studies more "when the
pressure is on" just before a test.
On Wednesday and Thursday after-
noons the tennis and basketball courts
and track at Palmer Field were
crowdedwith athletes. Bodies on towels
dotted the hills behind the dormitories.
A rather sweaty pair emerged fromt he
tennis courts and explained how they
could spare the study time. "One
final," said one, and her partner grin-
ned, "No finals."
OTHER STUDENTS were more
worried about their impending tests.
They trudged to the libraries with
bulging knapsacks begining at 8:00
a.m, Sleepy pre-meddies and panic-
stricken souls who haven't cracked a
book since midterms filled the libraries
by mid-morning reacing for a
marathon study session with textbooks
and notes.
On the fifth floor of the Grad, Kathy
Regents plan

Stefanof, a LSA sophomore, took a
short break from studying accounting.
"I usually try to get one of the big
typing carrols," she explained. "I got
here at five after eight and they were
all gone." Stefanof said she planned to
stay, "until I can't stand the Grad
anymore."
Diehard students remained in the
libraries for hours. "Quite a few stay
until about 2:00 a.m.," said Andrea
Phillips, a student worker at the Un-
dergraudate Library. On Wednesday
night about 20 students stayed until the
library closed at 5:00 a.m.
Even some professors were trying to
catch up at the end of the term. English
Professor Marie Ellman was working
in her Haven Hall office "trying to put
together an exam." "It always talkes
longer than I think it will," she ex-
plained.
"I'm grading papers," said Prof.
Thomas Toon, who teaches English and
a History of the English Language
course. "I should be doing something
more exciting," he added with a wistful
glance out his office window. Noting the
mid-day crowd of students enjoying the
warm weather on the Diag, he laughed,
"They're not preparing for that exam
I'm writing."
task force

to study minority issues
(Contisued from Page 3)
mation of the task force, Interim Program to encourage minority
University President Allan Smith enrollment, and after a large protest by
quickly adjourned the meeting. the Black Action Movement in 1970, the
WATERS SAID he also expected Regents agreed to place more em-
more discussion of the problem among phasis on minority affairs.
his colleagues, but noted that the BUT IN RECENT years, minority
meeting was running late and some of enrollment has declined in some areas
the Regents had to leave. of the University. According to the
"Publicly it (the minority issue) University report, which utilized the
didn't get out like it should, but the latest data available, blacks disenroll
result is the same," said Waters, ad- at a rate of 42.7 per cent while whites
ding that the task force would even- drop out at a 26 per cent rate. The per-
tually report back to the Regents. centages for other minority groups
The BSU contends that the University range from 25 tol68 per cent.
has not made a sufficient effort to Waters said officers of the University
recruit and maintain black and other will meet with minority representatives
minority students, especially those to establish the task force. He added
from inner-city Detroit. In 1962, the that no firm deadline has been set for
University established the Opportunity forming the group.
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