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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, December 1, 1983 - Page 3

-HAPPENINGS-
Highlight
A three-day conference on U.S. policies toward health and human rights in
Central America begins with a lecture by Charles Clements on medical
neutrality at 7:30 p.m. in Rackham Amphitheater. The conference, titled
"Health in Central America: Medical Neutrality and the Crisis in Health
.Care," is sponsored by the University's School of Public Health.
Films
Cinema Guild - One-Eyed Jacks, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Lorch.
Women's Studies - Yudie, Woo Who, noon, MLB 2..
Performances
School of Music - Opera workshop, 8 p.m., Rackham; piano recital with
Fernando Garcia Torres, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Performance Network - "Waiting for Godot," 8 p.m., 408 W. Washington.
Ark-Mike Cross, 8p.m., 1421 Hill.
Union Cultural Arts Holiday - "The Business of Good Government"' per-
formed by the Residential College's Brecht Company, 12:15 p.m., Pen-
dleton Room, Michigan Union.
Second Chance - Salem Witchcraft, 516 E. Liberty.
Speakers
ITI - Shimon Nof "New Tools for Planning Robotic Assembly Systems,"
3:30 p.m., Chrysler Center.
Rackham - David Roberts, "Hydrophobic Ligand Binding by the Lima
Bean Lectin," 4 p.m., 3554 C.C. Little.
Rackham - Robert Langbaum, "Pound & Eliot," 4 p.m., East Conference
Room, Rackham.
Marxist Group - "Brazil," 7:30 p.m., 2443 Mason Hall.
English department - Ann Hermann, "Theorizing the Maternal: French
vs. American Approaches to the Feminine," 7:30 p.m., Fourth floor con-
ference room, Rackham.
Chemistry department - Peter Silveston, "Forced Cyclic Operation of
Chemical Reactors," 11:30a.m., 1017 Dow Building.
Medical school - Panel discussion, "Coping With the Holidays," 7-9 p.m.,
third floor, main hospital.
Russian & East European Studies - Olga Davydoff Dax, "My Decembrist
Ancestors," 4 p.m., Slavic department lounge, third floor, MLB.
Museum of Anthropology - Brown bag with Tim Johns, "Aymara Taste
Preferences and Plant Domestication," noon, 2009 Museums Building.
SYDA Foundation - "The Science of Meditation," 8p.m., 1522 Hill.
Friends of the Ann Arbor Public Library - Jane Myers, "One Woman's
Viewpoint," 7:30 .m., Meeting Room, 343 S. Fifth.
International Student Pugwash - Carl Cohen, "The Ethics of Human Sub-
jects in Research," noon, Room D, Michigan League.
Center for Japanese Studies - Hiroshi Watanbe, "Japan Folk Culture As
Seen From Northern Cultures: Dwelling Habits," noon, Lane Hall Commons
Room.
American Arab Anti-Discrimination League - Roberta Strauss Feuerlict,
7 p.m., 1414 Hill.
-Meetings
Cooperative Outdoor Adventures - 7:30 p.m:, 1402 Mason.
Undergraduate English Association - Social committee, 5 p.m., literary
committee, 7 p.m., seventh floor, Haven Hall lounge.
Eating Disorder Self-Help Group - 7-9 p.m., Green Room, First United
Methodist Church, corner of Huron and State.
Medical Center - Bible study, 12:30 p.m., Room F2230, Mott Hospital.
CEW - Step before the job search, 1:30-3 p.m., 350S. Thayer.
Psychiatry Anxiety Disorders Support Group - 7:30-9 p.m., third floor
conference room, Children's Psychiatric Hospital.
Fencing Club -8-10 p.m., Coliseum, corner of Hill and Fifth.
Scotish Country Dancers - Beginners, 7 p.m.; intermediates, 8 p.m.,
Forest Hills community Center, 2351 Shadowood,
Student Wood & Crafts Shop - Advanced power tools safety, 6-8 p.m., 537
SAB.
League International Night - Germany, 5-7:15 p.m., Michigan League
Cafeteria.
Eclipse Jazz - Jam session 9:30 p.m., University Club, Michigan Union.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
' Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Steiner says student input needed

By CHERYL BAACKE
Students shouldn't be given a position on LSA's top
decision-making committee, but student knowledge
and input are needed in other areas, LSA Dean Peter
Steiner said yesterday.
"Student input into decision-making can be very
viable in certain areas," Steiner told about 20 people
at Campus Meet the Press. But he said he thought
students are better suited to serve on departmental
committees than on the LSA Executive Committee,
which makes sensitive personnel and budget
decisions.
LSA STUDENT Government members have fought
for several years to create a voting student position
on the Executive Committee, but have been unsuc-
cessful.
In addition to serving on committees, Steiner said,
students can voice their opinions through course
evaluations. Changes in student interests sometimes
are a factor in deciding which programs to review, he
said.
Reviews are carried on continually-five to seven
departments are reviewed each year-and changes

in faculty, budget concerns, and shifts in student
needs and interests can all spark a review, Steiner
said.
THE SELECTIVE cuts that sometimes result from
departmental reviewssare preferable to across-the-
board reductions, he said. "I think that's the only
way one can control our mission and our destiny. I'd
rather make those decisions deliberately than by
random," Steiner said.
The college must also plan for projected declines in
student enrollment over the next few years, he said.
The college could cut the number of classes it offers,
but would risk becoming less diverse. Or, LSA could
attempt to attract more out-of-state students to make
up for the loss of tuition revenue.
"We probably should have started worrying about
this five years ago, but better now than five years
from now," Steiner said.
HOWEVER, STEINER SAID he doesn't foresee
any major LSA reorganizations in the near future,
aside from the impending merger between the com-
puter and communication sciences department and
computer engineering courses.
Demand for computer courses is growing faster

than the University's equipment and faculty mem-
bers can handle, Steiner said. Although the merger is
still in the planning stages, it appears to be a
reasonable idea, he said. "I believe we will succeed
in maintaining our program and, indeed, in im-
proving it," Steiner added.
Although Steiner answered many questions about
LSA's future, some members of the audience were
more concerned with current LSA programs. Steiner
said concerns for the competency of teaching
assistants are legitimate and he said the college is
solving problems of poor English skills and
inadequate teaching methods.
Steiner noted that TAs are not chosen primarily for
their teaching ability, but for their knowledge as
graduate students. "If they are knowledgeable and
hardworking, they can learn to teach, even if they are
not born teachers," he said.
LSA currently tests all TAs whose native language
is not English, and offers classes to instructors who
cannot pass the test. Courses to improve teaching
ability fall under the jurisdiction of a number of LSA
departments.

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City protesters ace arrest at Walled Lake
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are still in jail because they refuse to
post bail.
University student Peggy Garrigues,
an LSA senior, was arrested yesterday
along with members of a Christian
group, the Detroit Peace Community,
including several clergymen.
Garrigues was still in Oakland County
jail at press time last night, according
to group member Wayne Large.
Demonstrators could be sentenced to
a month in jail for violating the injun-

tion or the trespassing aws. ey
face up to a year in jail for conspiring to
commit a misdemeanor.
EVERY PERSON participating in
the blockades is a member of an af-
finity group, which is structured to
establish discipline among the par-
ticipants. Guidelines include instruc-
ting group members to refrain from
violence.
Since Janaury, members of the East
Lansing-based religious group
Covenant for Peace have been

distributingie a ets outsiae eacory
gates urging the company end its
government contract to produce the
missile engines.
To call attention to the recent
deployment of cruise missiles in West
Germany, and the company's produc-
ton of the missile engines, Covenant for
Peace members organized a demon-
stration that drew approximately 1000
protesters to company grounds last
Sunday.

SINCE MONDVI ,I UM: , e. n
groups have continued the protest by
blockading the gate and have been
arrested before dwindling crowds of
less than 50 people. The blockades will
continue until Saturday.
Each participant in the blockade
today will have at least one support
person who has the responsibility of
taking care of the arrested protester
while he or she is in jail.

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