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referrals if they notice a depressed
student, instead of leaving RAs as the
only vehicle for referrals.
ANOTHER change that could help a
suicidal or depressed student who
refuses counseling is to allow him or
her to terminate a dorm lease, Howe
She added that there needs to be more
flexibility to get a student,,who is a
danger to him or herself, and refuses
counseling out of the dorm.
Statistics on suicides and attempts
are hard to come by. Campus Security
reports only 12 attempts for the 1981-82
academic year, and one attempt and
one death this year.
But many attempts aren't reported.
In fact, residence hall officials say
there were close to 25 attempts last
year in the hill area dorms alone.
OF COURSE, suicides aren't limited
to residence halls. Attempts made by
students living off campus are also a
problem and, according to Howe, the
University has the same responsibility
to them as it has to dorm residents.
An off-campus student doesn't have
an RA or an RD looking out for sym-
ptoms of depression that might lead to
suicide. But they do have friends who,
according to University counselor
Evelyn Gauthier, can be a big help if
they are aware of the potential
problems and of places to go for help.
The University has tried to em-
phasize a "community atmosphere" by
distributing a yellow poster listing
places to go for assistance, Gauthier
said. She said she hopes the signs will
raise awareness of symptoms of
depression to "combat the hyper-
individualized culture" at the Univer-
IN THE dorms, the University endor-
sed a new Suicide Management Plan
this year which tries to help people cope
with the aftermath of a suicide,
The plan requires residence hall staff
members to notify counseling services
whenever there is a suicide or an at-
tempt. If necessary, counseling will
send its staff to the dorms, she said.
The same night Principe's body was
discovered, a counseling team came to
Stockwell to help the .staff, explained
Ruth Addis, the dorm's building direc-
tor. Counseling has been "exemplary"
keeping in contact with the Stockwell
staff since the suicide, she said.
THE UNIVERSITY of Wisconsin has
an even more aggressive approach
toward suicide prevention. It has coun-
selors in every university department,
as well as in the standard counseling of-
fices, to help students deal with per-
sonal problems that arise in academic
situations, according to Paul Ginsberg,
dean of students in Madison.
"It is important to humanize a large
institution. We feel it's important to
convey a sense of mental health being a
concern to us," Ginsberg said.
Madison goes a step further than
posting signs to inform students about
counseling. The school sends out
mailings three times a year-around
exam times and holidays-to alert
students and faculty to the increased
stress during these periods, Ginsberg
The high priority Madison places on
mental health care is rare among Big 10
schools, he said, adding that it has been
"We sure as hell haven't created a
Camelot," Ginsberg admitted,
stressing that many suicides cannot be
prevented. But Ginsberg said he
believes creating a level of sensitivity
toward mental health throughout the
school helps a person not feel as alone.
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Photograph may reveal prime
suspect in Tylenol ease
CHICAGO- A surveillance camera photograph shows a man who is x
possibly a "prime suspect" in seven cyanide poisonings watching a woman
buying the bottle of Extra-Strength Tylenol that later killed her, a Chicago
television station reported yesterday.
The photograph shows Paula Prince, 35, an airline attendant, at a
checkout counter in the Chicago drugstore where authorities say she pur-
chased the fatal capsule, according to WBBM-TV.
In the background is a bearded man resembling Theodore Elmer Wilson,
described along with his wife as "prime suspects" in the killings, the station
TUESDAY LUNCH-DISCUSSION SERIES-12 NOON
UNDERSTANDING THE LEBANON-ISRAELI-MIDDLE EAST CRISES
TUESDAY NOON, OCTOBER 19th:
"THE ISRAELI PEACE MOVEMENT AND POSSIBILITIES FOR ISRAELI/
Speaker: CATHERINE ESSOYAN,AAssociate Middle East Director for Lebanon
of the American Friends Service Committee, was in Lebanon during July. She
is coordinator of Lebanon relief for the AFSC. She received an M.A. from
Harvard in Middle East Studies and has lived in Lebanon for 8 years.
TUESDAY NOON, OCTOBER 26th:
"ENCOUNTERING TRAGEDY IN LEBANON"
Speaker; RICHARD BUTLER, Director of the Middle East Division, National Coun-
cil of Churches in the USA. He was part of a team visiting Lebanon in June
and again in September. discussing the Church World Service plans with the
Middle East Council of Churches for aid to the people of Lebanon. He will report
Illinois Attorney General Tyrone Fahner, who is leading the inquiry into
the killings, said the photograph is "not affirmative proof" that Wilson is
responsible for the killings. He added that investigators have other
photographs of people resembling Wilson.
'U' budget review process:
Is there a better way?
on his personal observations in Lebanon.
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session soon became a discussion of
budget cuts at this University.
HOW COULD a school the Univer-
sity's size review only a handful of
departments in its budget process?
Friedman asked. "Why establish a
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procedure in which morale will
inevitably suffer when somebody is
fingered for review?"
University Vice President for
Academic Affairs Billy Frye was there,
ready with answers defending the
review plan. "We hadn't the experien-
ce," Frye said. "We hadn't fully felt ...
the effect such a threat could have on a
Frye repeatedly emphasized that the
University's current reviews of three
schools-Art, Education, and Natural
Resources-are not the end of the
budget process. He said that over the
next five years, a large part of the
University will undergo similar
examinations. He also criticized the
contention that the administration is
performing "crisis management."
Eugene Arden, vice-chancellor for
academic affairs on the University's
Dearborn campus, stressed a need to
examine the entire picture before
Bess Truman dies at 97
INDEPENDENCE, Mo.- Bess Truman, the childhood sweetheart and
closest confidante of President Harry Truman, died yesterday at age 97.
"The old engine just ran out," said Dr. Wallace Graham, the Truman
family physician since the mid-1940s. "We've known for a while that the end
Graham said Mrs. Truman died of congestive heart failure at the Truman
home in Independence, where she was under constant care of a private nur-
se. She was pronounced dead at 4:38 a.m. in the emergency room of Resear-
ch Medical Center in Kansas City.
Mrs. Truman, who lived longer than any other first lady, will be buried
beside her husband on the grounds of the Truman Library in Independence.
Mrs. Truman is survived by her only child, Margaret Truman Daniel, the
wife of New York Times executive Clifton Daniel, and four grandsons.
High court reaffirms
flag burners' convictions
WASHINGTON- The Supreme Court, warned by its senior member that it
was sanctioning political "censorship pure and simple," left intact yester-
day two Communists' convictions for burning a U.S. flag.
By an 8-1 vote, the high court refused to hear arguments that the convic-
tions violated free-speech rights.
Teresa Kime and Donald Bonwell were convicted and sentenced to eight
months in jail for burning a flag, owned by Ms. Kime, during a demon-
stration in Greensboro, N.C., two years ago.
Kime and Bonwell, avowed members of the Revolutionary Communist
Party, never denied having burned the flag. Instead, they argued that the
burning was a form of political protest protected by the Constitution.
"This censorship goes to the heart of what the First Amendment
prohibits," said Justice William Brennan, who wrote the dissent.
UAW-Chrysler talks collapse
HIGHLAND PARK- The Chrysler Corp. rejected the United Auto
Workers' demand for an immediate pay boost yesterday, prompting the two
sides to break off talks and raising the threat of what the company said could
be a "ruinous" strike.
"We told the union we're not willing to give any more money and we did it
with the full realization that it may lead to a strike," Thomas Miner,
Chrysler vice president of industrial relations, said at a news conference.
Fraser said the collapse of talks "greatly enhances" chances for a strike
which would be the first since 1973, but he added he does not expect any wild-
cat strikes by restless workers.
He said the next step will be decided on Thursday, after he meets with the
union's eight officers, Chrysler bargaining team and local union officials
The UAW represents 43,200 workers at Chrysler plants in the United
States, plus 40,000 workers who are on indefinite layoff.
Britain proposes alternative
to ousting Israel from U.N.
NEIROBI, Kenya- Britain, attempting compromise in a fight over Israel
that has the United States threatening to pull out of a U.N. agency, proposed
yesterday that the agency express alarm over the invasion of Lebanon but
not oust Israel.
The amendment was proposed after U.S. chief delegate Michael Gardner
told the 157-member U.N. agency, the International Telecommunications,
Union, that the United States would "immediately and permanently" resign
if an Algerian-sponsored resolution to bar Israel is passed. He said the
United States would withhold its annual contribution to the agency, now $3.2
million, seven percent of the budget.
The proposed compromise would amend the Algerian resolution to express
alarm over the grave Middle East situation resulting from Israel's invasion
of Lebanon. It removes references to ousting Israel.
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