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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 24, 1985-- Page 3

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NEW YORK (AP) - Demon-
strating that education reform is
,taking hold in public schools, 1985
'Scholastic Aptitude Test scores
1posted their biggest gains in more
than two decades, paced by an
especially strong showing by Hispanic
College Board President George H.
'Hanford said at a news conference
yesterday that nationwide average
scores rose five points on the verbal
portion of the test, to 431, and four
points in math to 475.
THE COMBINED gain of nine poin-
ts on the two-part exam, taken an-
nually by about a million college-
bound high school students, boosted
.the average math-verbal score to 906.
It was the biggest increase since 1963
when scores also gained nine points
before sliding steadily for the next two
The SAT is scored on a scale of 200
to 800, with a combined math-verbal
score of 1600 being perfect. It is an en-
trance requirement at virtually all the
:nation's selective colleges and
Scores on the ACT, a rival test ad-
ministered by the American College
Testing Program in Iowa City, Iowa,
and taken by about a million students
mostly in the West and Midwest, also
rose in 1985 but only slightly.
HANFORD said this year's SAT up-
surge was a product of steps taken by
schools in the 1970s to stress basic
skills, as well as the more recent
education reforms of the 1980s.
In Washington, Education
Secretary William Bennett hailed the
SAT gains with a "Bravo!" but
cautioned against letting up in the
push for educational excellence. He
called this year's results "further
evidence that American secondary
education is on the mend."
Hanford also warned against com-
placency. "Despite the gains of the
past few years, we are yet a combined
-total of 74 points behind the scores of
1963, the last high point in this SAT
saga. We still have a long way to go."
In a story that appeared in yester-
day's Daily, Jackie Victor, an LSA
junior said, "It happened so quickly,
bang, bang. You saw our faces. .We
were there the whole day, and we
0 were being quiet. If we wanted to in-
timidate the regents, we would've
been there with billy clubs." The lack
of attribution implied that Ingrid
Kock, MSA's military researcher,
made the remark.

Speaker assails Kahane

Extremism within Israeli sociey is
the country's most pressing problem,
a noted Israeli professor said last
Chemistry Professor Israel Shahak
from Hebrew University said the ex-
tremist beliefs of Rabbi Meir
Kahane's Kach party are potentially
more dangerous than the Israel's
economic or Palestinian problems.
"A POLARIZATION within Israeli
society leading to civil war is not out
of the question in combatting this
Jewish Mazism," Shahak said.
Shahak spoke at the Union to a crowd
of about 50 people.
Shahak advocates the returning of
the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as a

solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Kahdane, on the other hand, has
called for the immediate expulsion of
the Palestinians along with extreme
social deprivatin for Israel's Arab
He assailed the Kahane and other
religious fanatics who claim that they
"know the gods," and can dictate
salvation through political policies.
"FOR UP TO 8-9 years, these
people have regarded Begin and
Sharon as traitors for making peace
with Egypt," Shahak said.
To these people, the Isreaeli war
with Lebanon was punishment or
those "sins against God," he said.
Before the meeting, groups op-
posing Shahak's beliefs, passed out

literature to the crowd. The material
states: "He (Shahak) believes that
Israel does not have the right to exist
as a separate, independent state."
ONONE OF the material was signed;
a fact that Shahak pointed out before
speaking, calling the distributos of the
literature "viscious cowards."
Mimi Fox, an LSA senior at the
speech, said that Shahak "presented
the problems, but not any solutions."
"I don't think he was representative
of the real Israel," Fox said.
Shahak was brought to the United
States by the Palestine Human Rights
Campaign and Arab American Anti-
Discrimination Committee. The
speech was sponsored locally by the
New Jewish Agenda.

S. Africa plans Zulu relocation

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB'
Sara Massarik relaxes back in Ann Arbor. She studied abroad at Cam-
bridge University last year.
Student abroad
felt 'American'
(Continued from Page 1) Massarik.
"Anti-Reaganism became Anti-
Hank Peiter, director of the Unive- Americanism," she recalled.
rsity's Study Abroad Program, who "Especially when he went to Bitburg.
immediately mentioned Massanik I followed that every day on the news
when asked about the program. He and so did my other American frien-
said that most who spend their junior ds. We were all disgusted. Many of us
year abroad are above average are Jewish, too, so it bothered us even
students and fiercely independent. more.
"What impressed me about Sara "At the same time, I felt it proved
and what set her apart," he said, that the British were right about
"was not only that she's very in- Reagan being a mindless, mechanical
telligent, but that she has a wry, sar- drone. They tend to have a very one-
donic and quirky sense of humor - dimensional viewofrReagan as this
- like my own." idiot actor. It's trendy to feel that
That sense of humor causes way."~
Massarik to giggle when recalling the There came a turning point,
garbage can incident, but contrasts however, when Massarik grew more
sharply wit the seriousness she loyal to her native country - to
assumes when explaining how her Reagan.
year abroad also opened her eyes to "I saw an interview with Reagan
American politics, on the BBC," she said. "There were
WHAT WAS the biggest political six reporters all firing questions at
issue of the time? "Reagan," said him and he really answered all of
them very well. It seemed that he was

(UPI) - A government commission
yesterday proposed removing 42,000
blacks from their traditional homes
to make way for whites in a move
described by a Zulu tribal leader as
"a prescription for disaster."
The report was commissioned by
the white-minority government five
years ago to examine the future of the
fragmented KwaZulu tribal homeland
in the eastern Natal province of South
IN THE latest racial unrest in
yearlong violence that has killed an
estimated 700 people, a black
policeman was killed by a mob and
police fatally shot another black man
in townships outside Port Elizabeth
during the night, a police spokesman
said yesterday.
Police also found a critically in-
jured black man, unconscious with a
burning gasoline-filled tire around his
body, in a black suburb outside
Queenstown in the Cape Province.
In a report published in Durban,
the government commission
recommended land swaps between
"white" South Africa and the Zulu
territory to join some of the
(Continued from Page 1)
"Society has really wiped out
seasons," Cohen noted. "We're in-
sulated by television and modern con-
In the Arboretum recently LSA
senior Karl Christiansen rested on a
blanket and read a book of philosophy,
intentionally soaking up the last few
warm rays. "The weather is most
conducive to being outside and
moving around," he said.
And as she lay under a still-green
tree in front of Angell Hall Thursday,
LSA senior Heidi Klein wondered
when she would see the leaves change
color and thought about her regular
hiking trips in Michigan's Upper
Plenty of autumnal activities
abound right here in Ann Arbor.
Canoes and bicycles can be rented at
Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Road. Rental
rates for canoes run from $6 to $7 for
the first two hours; bike rentals are $1
m ore.

KwaZulu's 44 separate parts and
create a homeland comprising 15
islands of "black" land.
THE EXCHANGES would increase

Two Philosophers Debate the Most Important
Question of This or Any Age:
Is There a God?
Tuesday Evenings - 8:00 - 9:00p.m.
Beginning September 24th for 8 weeks
Schorling Auditorium - School of Education
(Also to be shown on Ann Arbor Cable Vision on Tuesdaysffrom 8:05-9:05 p.m.
beginning Sept. 17th. Community Access Television- Channel 19)
This debate is brought to you by the Saline Church of Christ.
(313) 429-4319

the actual area of KwaZulu but would
entail the removal of an estimated
42,000 blacks from land they have
owned for up to 200 years.'

The Committee Against Racism and Apartheid is sponsoring a forum
on South Africa at 7 p.m. tonight at Trotter House, 1443 Washtenaw.
Speakers include Elizabeth Sibeko, a coordinator of labor and women's
affairs, Joe Moadi, a member of the Pan African Congress on Azania,
and Shanta Driver, an organizer against apartheid and racism.
CG - High Noon, 7 & 8:45 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
AAFC - L'Age D'or, 7 p.m.; The Exterminating Angel, 8:30 p.m., MLB
MTF - A Private Function, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Michigan Theater.
VP Student Services - Revolution in Nicaragua, 7 p.m., 1309 SEB.
Art & Architecture - Kingsbury Marzolf, "Women Architects of
Finland and Scandinavia," 8p.m., A & A Auditorium.
Ecumenical Campus Center - Leroy Cappaert, "Coalition for Peace in
Central America," noon, 603 E. Madison
English Language Institute - Catherine Pettinari, "Methodologies for
Applied Linguistics Study: Discourse Analyses in an Institutional Set-
ting," noon, 3050 Frieze Building.
Rugby Football Club - Meeting, 7 p.m., Tartan Turf.
Student Business Bd. - General meeting, 4 p.m., Room 170, Business
Action Against AIDS - Meeting, 7 p.m., first floor, Michigan League.
Eclipse Jazz - Mass meeting, 7 p.m., Kuenzel Rm., Michigan Union.
Chemistry - Departmental Colloquium, "Activation of Small
Molecules by Transition Metal Complexes," Prof. C. Floriani, 4 p.m.,
Rm.1200, Chemistry Building.
Microcomputer Education Center - Workshops: Basic Concepts of
Microcomputer Word Processing, 10:30 a.m., Basic Concepts of Internal
Microcomputer Communications, 3 p.m., 3113 SEB; Lotus 1-2-3 (Part 2),
1p.m., 3001 SEB.
Near East and North African Studies - Video, Golda, Part 3, noon,
Video Viewing Room, second floor MLB.
Thomas Spencer Jerome Lectures - Lecture, Emilio Gabba, "John
Adams: Classical and Medieval Models, II", 4 p.m., East Conference

sincerely admitting his poor
judgement, but apologizing and ex-
plaining it."
Seeing that BBC interview helped
her to be able to defend America with
more conviction. By the end of the
year, she said, she was really able to
hold her own in those types of
discussions. "Being abroad, you learn
objectivity. You're less grounded in
being an American, and you can iden-
tify with different kinds of people."
"We're really sheltered in America.
British news is a lot more graphic and
world oriented. I feel like I've taken a
course in world politics and history
just from living with this kind of ex-
posure to what's going on."
Police Notes
Employee injured
An electrical employee of the
University was seriously injured at
the Central Power Plant Saturday,
according to Bob Peifer, assistant
director of Campus security. Donnel
Hall, who is seventy years old, was
cleaning breaker contacts when a
short occurred. Hall was taken to the
hospital where he had to have his
right arm amputated. He was also
blinded as a result of the accident.
Larcenies reported
Three larcenies were reported
Friday, according to Peifer. A woven
leather purse was taken from a file
cabinet in the School of Education
building. The purse contained $6,
credit cards, a wallet and a check-
book. A blue nylon backpack which
contained $15 was taken from the
Chemistry building. A wallet con-
taining $7 was reported missing from
the Natural Sciences Building. The
wallet was later found empty.

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has a national reputation
for excellence.
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