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Minority cultural
lounge honors
BAM strike

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, February 6, 1985- Page 3
Residents face
stif competition
for RA positions

(Continued from Page 1)
own, and is a "reminder of how much
:progress still needs to be made" for
blacks, he said.
LEVY, WHO PROPOSED the
renovation, explained that the in-
spiration for the project grew soon after
he began working at West Quad.
"There was a sign (outside the lounge)
when I came here that said 'Minority
Lounge.' You walked into a nice, wood-
grain room. And that was it," he said.
"There was no feeling, no emotion,"
he added.

John Lockard, an Afro-American and
African Studies lecturer, created the
African-American art which adorns the
room. He said the lounge is "in memory
of the young men and women... who
helped call out to society" during the
BAM strike to push for reform for
blacks.
"STUDENTS OF THAT ERA were
courageous," he said. "They put their
careers, even their lives at stake."
He added that the minority lounge
will always serve as a reminder to what
these people did for blacks.
Levy said that the goal of the ren-
ovated lounge is to create a multi-
cultural center with a theme. The origin
of the lounge - namely the BAM strike
- is the theme, and is told through
Daily news articles from 1970 which
are displayed in glass cases on the
room's walls.
All of the dormitories have minority
lounges, but Levy said this is the first
to have a theme.
AFTER THE DEDICATION, the
small group was ushered into a
classroom on West Quad's second floor
where Affirmative Action program
associate Rod Toneye spoke about what
"the state of minority affairs at the
University means."
To him, Toneye said, this means in-
teracting with people.
"I encourage people to be active, to
challenge," he said. "Ask questions, be
vocal, and ask for accountability."
Toneye closed his speech with a plea
to members of the audience to tell him
what goals they want him to strive for
in his role as an advocate for minority
concerns.
"I need your help. I need to know
what your concerns are," he added.

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part of some candidates who could not
raise their g.p.a. in time for RA appoin-
tments," Heidke said.
HOWEVER, note all candidates are
pleased about the new g.p.a. policy.
According to Doug Ericson, a Bursley
resident director, the new policy has
eliminated a lot of potential RA's and
some minority students feel singled out
because they aren't being given time to
raise their grade points.
This year's applicants were required
to attend one of two mass meetings held
Sunday and yesterday in order to obtain
an application, which is turned in at
the Student Activities Building, Heidke
said.
IN THE PAST, students did not have
to attend mass meetings. Instead, they
picked up aplications from the SAB and
then made a trip to every dorm they
wished to apply in order to pick up sup-
plemental guidelines. Each dorm had a
different selection process.

Last year, the housing office received
506 RA applications.
West Quad, Betsy Barbour, and
Helen Newberry rank as the most
popular dorms, rece-wng an average of
300 applications every year.
"ALMOST everyone who applies for
a position, applies at West Quad'said
Robert Frank, a RD at West Quad. 400
people applied for 20 positions, he said.
But according to Heidke, RA's get the
same amount of training no matter
where they choose to live.
Cheryl Thompson and Peggy Ef-
finger, both RA applicants and LSA
juniors, said they prefer West Quad
because they had good memories of
dorm life and their RAs from freshman
year. "I remember what it was like to
be a freshman and I want to encourage
the new freshmen," Effinger said.
Mike O'Neill, an RC junior, said he
would choose a drom accoring to who
works there. "I'm going to shop for
bosses," he said.

Leads probed in
South Quad fires

Toneve
...speaks for minority affairs

Snow-capped cacti. Associated Press
The last of a series of storms leaves its mark on a desert landscape north of
Phoenix Monday. Snow didn't fall on Phoenix, but Flagstaff - still further
north - received nine inches of the white stuff.
Students participate in
blues-beating activities
t' hmthin to look forward

(Continued from Page 1)
South Quad on the morning of the fire.
THE DRIVER was checked because
"it's typical of someone who starts fires
to wait around to see the results of their
labors," she said. However, the driver
of the car turned out to be a South Quad
resident who had gotten cold after
waiting outside the dorm for fire
fighters to put out the fires, she said.
Some dorm residents believe that the
fires may have been the result of a
fraternity hazing or new pledge
initiation prank.
"That's only a rumor - but we're
checking into it and all other areas,"

Harris said.
"I've never known any fraternity
pranks to be malicious in nature," An-
ieau said, but South Quad conducted an
informal investigation of the rumor
anyway.
"WEyCHECKED it out informally
through several of our resident staffers
who are fraternity members, but there
didn't seem to be any reason to go
forward with the investigation," An-
tieau said.
South Quad staffers who are frater-
nity members said that the upcoming
fraternity Greek Week would distract
members from any attempts at hazing
or pranks, Antieau added.

-APPENINGS
Highlight
Dr. Ronald Walters, professor of political science at Howard University
and campaign advisor for Jesse Jackson, will speak on "Black Leadership
and the Problem of Strategy Shift". The Center for Afroamerican and
African Studies is sponsoring the talk today at 4:30 p.m. at Whitney
Auditorium in the School of Education.
Films
AAFC -8 MM Film Festival, 9 p.m., Angell Hall, Aud. A.
MED - The Sting, 7:00 p.m., MLB.
MTF - Psycho II, 7:00 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Hill St. - Fahrenheit - 7 p.m., Hill St.
Performances
Ark - Hoot Night, 8 p.m., 637 S. Main.
School of Music - Basically Beethovan, 6 - 8p.m., Rectial Hall.
Speakers
Biological Sciences - Dr. Tahir Rizki, "Sexual Selection in Wood Frogs,"
4 p.m., MLB, Lecture Room 2.
Center for Russian and East European Studies - Brown Bag, Lucian
Rosu, "Romanian Feudal State Formation", noon, Lane Hall Commons.
College of Engineering - Dr. Theodore Bergstrom, "A General
Equilibrium Theory of Mating and Marriage," 4 p.m., 241 IOE Bldg.
English department - Richard Cureton, "Rhythmic Phrasing and the
Music of Verse," 4 p.m., Rackham West Conference Room.
Museum of Zoology - Richard Alexander, "Deceit and Self-Deception", 7
p.m., Angell Hall, Aud. D.
Chemistry Department - SP. Yoder, "Automated Biomonitors for Toxins
Based on Potententiometric Detection of Carbon Dioxide," 4 p.m., 1200
Chemistry Bldg., K. Teng, "Hydroxyl Group Directing Homogenous Catal-
ytic Hydrogenayion," 4 p.m., 1300 Chemistry,
Housing - K. Cross, "Sickle Cell Anemia," and "Trait: What You Don't
Know May Harm Your Children", 7 p.m., Markley Hall, Angela Davis
Lounge.
Psychiatry Department - J. R. Rappeport, "The Insanity Plea: Getting
Away with Murder", 10:30 a.m., CPH Auditorium.
Meetings
Academic Alcoholics -1:30 p.m., Alano CLub.
Ann Arbor Support Group for Farm Labor Organizing Committee - 5:30
p.m., 4318 Michigan Union.
Science Fiction Club -8: 15 p.m., League.
Dissertation Support Group - 8:30 a.m., UCS, Rm. 3100.
Society of Physics Students - 7 p.m., 2038 Randall Laboratory.
University Communicators For UM - 3 p.m., 2553 LSA Bldg.
Latin Solidarity Committee -8p.m., Union.
Michigan Gay Undergraduates - 9 p.m., 802 Monroe St.
LSA Student Government -6:10 p.m., 3909 Union.
University Council -1:30p.m., 3909 Union.
Miscellaneous
U-M Computing Center - Laboratory,' "The Macintosh PC as an MTS
Terminal", 1:30 p.m., Terminal Room, UNYN.
Center for Near Eastern & North African Studies - Video, "A People Is
Born," noon, Language Lab.
Radio 16 WAAM - Interview, Mechanic Kevin Hesse, 9 a.m., Career
Counselor Peggy Greiner, 9:30 a.m.
Student Organization Development Center - Workshop, "The Groups
That Play Together, Stay Together", 6:30 p.m., Union.
American Red Cross - Blood Drive, 3-9 p.m., Bursley.
U-M International Center - Brown Bag, "Surviving and Thriving in
Europe", noon, 603 E. Madison St.

(Continued from Page 1)
Pachella says he tells the afflicted
students to take a step backward and
remember what their goals are to
regain their perspective.
THEY should also try to break up the
everyday routine, he advises. Some
students have invented their own
remedies.
LSA sophomore Pete Davey says
anyone can beat the blues as long as
you have something or someone to keep
you warm.
Sports are another solution. Atten-
dance at the three recreational
buildings on campus rises sharply
during winter months. According to
Elisabeth Seitz, an administrative
assistant at Central Campus
Recreational Building, an average of
7,000 visitors use the facility each day.
That's a 47 percent increase over the
fall average. There is also a 60 percent
increase in the total monthly attendan-
ce at the three buildings.
INTRAMURAL sports are also in
full swing. Some students participate
on the teams for exercise; some referee
to earn pocket money.
Tom Abraham, an LSA freshman,
says he referees water polo because
"it's good exercise and it keeps me
from sitting around the room." Paul
Brabandt, an engineering freshman,
says he officiates basketball "because I
emptied my bank account at Christmas
break."
University sports are an entertaining
diversion, too, thanks largely to the
success of Bill Frieder's boys. "Now
that Crisler Arena is rockin' there's
nothing better than a U of M basketball
game," said Mike Cline, an engineering
freshman.
STUDENTS also beat the winter
blues by escaping them. Detroit attrac-
ts many to its concerts, sporting events,
and to nearby Windsor. One student,
who asked not to be named, recently
spent the night in the Union waiting for
tickets to go on sale for the U2 concert
in Detroit.
"This is one way of breaking up the
routine right here," he says, referring
to spending his night in the Union. "And
POLIEv
NOTES
Wallets stolen
A wallet with $130 in cash was taken
out of a. fifth floor carrel of the
Graduate Library Monday evening.
Another wallet containing $33 was
reported missing from the Law
Library.
Deli entered
Less than $180 in cash was taken

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Many students make road trips to
schools like Michigan State University
or Central Michigan University. "I
don't mean that the social life here is
dull," says LSA freshperson Karen
Juroff, "But an occasional road trip
provides a little variety."
Since snow keeps students indoors,
dorm rooms have become host to
minor-league sports such as Nerfhoop,
hallway soccer, frisbee, and even Nerf
golf.

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