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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, April 4, 1985 - Page 3

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By THOMAS HRACH addition of what she called "sub-titles"
Speaking- at the Rackham above the stage to translate the per-
Auditorium last night, opera superstar formances at the New: York City Opera
Beverly Sills called for the government into English. Most of the great operas
to give "a sense of respect for the arts," are written in Italian or German.
but stopped short of demanding a total Sills also spoke about her opera com-
subsidation for community programs in pany's efforts to bring opera to school-
opera, ballet and music. aged children by displaying opera
Sills the fourth annual Warner-Lam- singers costumes in classrooms
bert lecturer spoke to an audience of destroying the belief that opera is just
about 500 gathered at Rackham. She for the rich and elitf who live in the
recalled her difficulties in getting star- large cities.
ted as an American in opera and "When I emerged as America's
recounted her efforts as General Direc- superstar, it was the first time U.S. ar-
tor of the New York City Opera Com- tist had become an international star
pany to provide for education for home- without first stepping on the stage of the
grown talent. Metropolitan Opera," Sills said. "It
"THE STATE of the arts are fine by was at that time that regional com-
our point of view," said Sills, "but those panies came into their own."
people in Washington are there by our Sills said that before her rise to star-
own graces and we must make a few dom the major opera companies in new
demands on them." York, Chicago and San Francisco never
Sills who has broken many barriers for allowed Americans on the stage. She
American opera singers on her rise to said her early performance made the
becoming the first American operatic "public realize that their own artists
superstar lauded the efforts of local were very good."
communities responsible for setting up The Brooklyn-born singer had
programs in the arts. But she chastised nothing but good things to say about
our government for not allowing these how well received the public has been to
efforts so the financial base will be kept the up-and-coming stars in America's
afloat. local companies. But still warned the
Since her retirement from the stage Rackham audience against apathy
in 1979, Sills has taken on the task of in- toward government officials over fun-
troducing innovations in opera to at- ding of the arts.
tract younger people and instill a Sills began her career singing radio
greater appreciation for opera among commericials on the Major Bowes
the public. Amateur Radio Hour in 1937 and made
ONE EXAMPLE she used was the her operatic debut at age 18.

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National issues threaten med tee'

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Groups, is responsible for the change in
hospital policies, she said.
"BEFORE, teaching (of the medical
technology program) was paid for with
profits .on lab tests," Lilley said.
"(Now,) every item they do, lab tests
and X-rays, is a cost item, not a money-
making item," she said.
The University's medical technology
program is a joint med school and LSA
program. Students are accepted into
the program at the end of their
sophomore year. They spend their
junior and senior years working in
clinical labs under supervision of
hospital personnel. They receive a

degree from the University and after
taking a proficiency exam, become cer-
tified medical technologists..
The University's executive officers
are expected to make a recommen-
dation on the fate of the program to the
University's regents before the end of
the term.
REPRESENTATIVES from other
universities agree with campus ad-
ministrators.
"Jobs are more scarce, that's the ob-
vious change," said Prof. John Snyder,
director of Ohio State University's
medical technologist program. "There
is a sizeable push, for finding in-
strumentation that requires less

technological skills," he said.
Prof. Janne Clerc, of Eastern
Michigan University's medical
technology program echoed Snyder.
"Overall, it's being attempted
where, ever possible to do tests with
fewer or less trained personnel. Studen-
ts can't be as choosey as they once
were," she said.
Clerc, however, said she expects
EMU's program to expand next year.
The expansion will include teacher
education and a type of pre-grad school
education - programs not just for
those who want to be medical
technologists.

Iprogram
She siad her school can expand its
program because it is different from
the University of Michigan's. "We don't
compete with a medical school," she
said, explaining that the costs of run-
ning a hospital internship program are
very high, whether medical school
students or medical technology studen-
ts are enrolled.
The University's program is aimed at
training doctors, not technologists,
Clerc said.
"It's not as easy as it used to be" to
find jobs, said Chris Skinner, Wayne
State University's medical technology
program director.

-HAPPENINGS-
Highlight
The Residential College presents the NOHO Theatre Group, Japanese
kyogen actors, in a performance of "Kyogen Beckett," at 8 tonight in the
Rackham Lecture Hall. Kyogen are earthly comedies involving
choreography, mime, and vocals.
Films
CG-The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, 7 & 9 p.m., Aud., A, Angell.
MED-The 7 Year Itch, 7:30 p.m.; Some Like It Hot, 9:20 p.m., Nat. Sci.
Auditorium.
Michigan Theater-And Now for Something Completely Different, 7 p.m.;
Life of Brian, 9p.m., Michigan Theater.
Performances
Ann Arbor Free Mozart Ensemble-"Music for 13 Instruments," two
pieces by Mozart, 8p.m., E. Quad Auditorium.
Department of English-Jay Parini, poetry reading, 4 p.m., West Con-
ference Room, Rackham Building.
Music at Mid-Day-Amy Wright, violin, 12:15 p.m., Pendleton Room,
Union.
Ark-Garnet Rogers, 8 p.m., 637 S. Main Street.
Major Events-Reggae "Springsplash," with the I-tals, The Roots Radics,
and Don Carlos, 8 p.m., Ballroom, Union.
School of Music-Bill Sneed, tuba, 6 p.m., Recital Hall, School of Music;
Scott Taube, horn, 8 p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall, Rackham Building.
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Speakers
Amnerican Statistical Association-LOUIS Guttman, "The Illogic of
Statistical Inference for Cumulative Science," 8 p.m., room 1018, Paton Ac-
counting Center, Business Administration Building.
Women in Communications Inc.-Laura Cain, "How to Produce a Suc-
cessful PR Campaign," 4:15 p.m., room 2050, Frieze Building.
Chemistry department-James Newhouse, "Fractal Random Walks," 4
p.m., room 1200, Chemistry Building.
College of Engineering-Paul Ranky, "Integrated to Computer-Integrated
and Robotized Assembly Systems," 3:30 p.m., room 165, Crysler Center;
Robert Haralick, title to be announced, 9 a.m., room 2076, East Engineering
Building.
Psychiatry/Physiology/Bio-Engineering-David McFarlane, "Spatial
Frequency Tuning Part II: Oblique Effect," 12:15 p.m., room 2055, Mental
Health Research Institute.
Extracellular Matrix Group-Fay Hansen-Smith, "Role of Basal Laminae
at the Neuromuscular Juncion," noon, room 6301, Med. Sci I Building.
Smith, Kline & French Labs/Medical Chemistry/College of Phar-
macy-Thomas James, "Structure and Dynamics of Nucleic Acids as Drug
Receptors: NMR Studies," 4 p.m., room 3554, CC Little Building.
Center for Research on Scoial Organizations-Mary Jackman, "Some of
My Best Friends are Black: Interracial Friendship and Whites' Racial At-
titudes," 12:10 p.m., room 4051, LSA.
Japanese Studies-Jonah.Salz, "Kyogen: How a Traditional Family
Modernizes," noon, Lane Hall Commons Room.
Meetings
Center for Eating Disorders-Support group, 7 p.m., First United
Methodist Church, State and Washtenaw Streets.
University AA-noon, room 3200, Union.
Psychiatry-Anxiety Disorders Support group, 7:30 p.m., third floor Con-
ference Room, children's Psych. Hospital.
Baptist Student Union-Bible study, 7 p.m., Room D, Michigan League.
Agape Student Union-Bible study, 6:30 p.m., S. Quad Minority Lounge.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship-7 p.m., Union.
Miscellaneous
AIAA Aerospace-Film and discussion with Dan Axelrod about Star Wars,
7 p.m., room 107, Aerospace Engineering Building.
Scottish Country Dancers-Beginners 7 p.m.; intermeds 8 p.m., Forest
Hills Community Center, 2351 Shadowood.
League-International night, Russia, 5 p.m., Cafeteria, Michigan League.
Russian and East European Studies-Discussion, "The Structure of Soviet
Power Under Khrushchev," 4 p.m., East Conference Room, Rackham
Building.
Tau Beta Pi-Tutorin, lower-level math. sciene. and eninerin. 7 n m

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student government's job is to educate
students. A member of the audience
questioned Josephson as to how he was
able to claim to support academic
freedom, yet not military research at
the University. Josephson responded
that the extended guidelines he suppor-
ts are very different than a ban, and he
doesn't support any research that
"causes any endangerment of human
life."
Diana said MSA should take a stand
on allowing military research, as a ban
discriminates against students and
faculty that may wish to conduct
research, endangering their academic
freedom.
Michaels also supports military
research. He said "you can't selec-
tively apply academic engineering
freedom . . . and a ban would erode the
school of engineering.
"We all share the same concerns. 1
am not an expert on (the issue of rape),
but we are proposing a professionally
staffed centralized rape prevention
center," Josephson said.
DIANA SAID his plan for decreasing
rapes on campus would begin with "re-
education on the need for personal
safety," and collaboration with the Ann
Arbor police force.
Michaelssaid he and his party would
create a campus escort system, that
"we will staffourselves, if need be."
MUM will also call for increased
lighting on campus, and increased
LSA-SG
endorses
VOICE'
candidate
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have a lot of potential ... but it is pain-
fully obvious that he's not up on the
issues, and is not qualified," Tear said.
"The MUM (Moderates of the
University of Michigan) candidate,
Kevin Michaels kept saying that he
plans to 'sell' MSA, but they must do
something first to sell," Mitchell said.
Tear agreed. "As if increasing public
relations will make everything all won-
derful and good."
They also disagreed with Michael's
stance against educating students on
world issues.
"The MUM candidate does not have a
clear idea of what a student gover-
nment should be," Tear said.

security.
In his closing statement, Michaels
concluded that he was the best person
for the position of MSA president, "Our
party has a diverse slate, contrary to
popularrumors that we are a fascist
take over. We have a very diverse
group," he said, "one half Dems, one
half Republicans."
Josephson said VOICE would best be
able to help students, the original goal.
of any student government. He said
his slate is very experienced and all the
members worked for MSA on the major
issues of fighting the code, rape on
campus, and bolstering minority
recruitment and retention.
Diana admitted that "before the
campaign started, I knew absolutely
nothing about MSA, but I learned a
great deal and will learn more."

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