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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 26, 1985 - Page 3
Reagan, Shevardnadze to confer

Daily Photo by DARRIAN SMITH
Freshmen Mark Kolan, left, and Chris Zalek study in a Couzens dor-
mitory lounge. Kolar said that he thinks it's unfair that the dorm is the
only one on campus to have a keg policy.
Couzens quiets down
fom prior rowdiness,

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Reagan,
preparing to meet tomorrow with Soviet Foreign
Minister Eduard Shevardnadze, is 'ready to
discuss in detail "any serious proposal" the
Kremlin might make about reducing nuclear
weaponry, the White House said yesterday.
However, the administration made it clear that
real bargaining should be reserved for the Geneva
negotiations.
"I DO THINK the place for the real negotiations
is in Geneva," said Vice President George Bush.
"In seroiusness, that's where it should be
negotiated."
Reagan wil confer for two hours tomorrow with
Shevardnadze, who meets today in New York with
Secretary of State George Shultz.
There are reports the Kremlin is preparing to
offer a 40 percent cutback in nuclear weaponry.
"WE WILL, of course, study any new Soviet
ideas carefully and hope they will make possible
the serious negoiations we seek," said presidential
spokesman Larry Speakes.
Speakes, who appeared to be trying to dampen
expectations of any sudden progress on arms con-
trol, said, "I'm sure that a two-hour meeting is not

time enough - if the guy walks in and says, you
know, 'Hey, I'm going to cut 40 percent, what do
you want to do?'. It won't work that way."
However, Speakes said that in both the Shevar-
dnadze meeting and in the November summit with
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, Reagan "is
prepared to discuss in detail any serious proposal
the Soviets make on arms control.
BOTH SPEAKES, at a news briefing, and Bush,
posing for pictures in his office with former
Secretary of State Alexander Haig, professed not
to be concerned with assessments that the
Kremlin is winning the propaganda war leading
up to the summit.
"I don't see any indication of that," Bush said.
"We are not at all concerned on the Soviet
propaganda blitz that has taken place over the last
several months," Speakes said.
HOWEVER, he disclosed that a national
Security Council panel met Monday to discuss the
"public diplomacy" leading up to the two-day
summit meeting between Reagan and Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva, Swit-
zerland, starting Nov. 19.
Some decisions were made at the session, but

aides decclined to say whether U.S. strategy Is
being shifted to counter Moscow in pre-summit
public relations campaign.
Rejecting Shevardnadze's proposal for "Star
Peace" to counter the U.S. program of "Star
Wars" missile defense, Speakes said, "We see no
linkage between the Soviet porposal of peaceful
effective strategic defenses research, which both of
our countries are conducting."
SHEVARDNADZE in a Tuesday speech to the
United Nations General Assembly, coined the
"Star Peace" expression in a bid to portray
Moscow as a peace-seeker. Diplomats saw the
rhetorical flourish as raising the ante in the
superpower public relations.
Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative,
nicknamed Star Wars because of its reliance on
futuristic weapons, is a multibillion-dollor project
he says can lead to a missle defense system that
would make nuclear weapons obsolete.
The Soviets have branded the program an effoit
to gain military superiority and it has become the
key sticking point in U.S.-Soviet arms talks now
being held in Geneva.

(Continued from Page 1)
nings before being referred to
Jackson for further reprimand. RA
Mitch Reno said he has had to deliver
a second warning to only onetresident.
Four other RAs refused to discuss the
issue.
Residents say they are limiting par-
ties to a small group of people and
keeping their drinking behind closed
doors in order to avoid trouble with
the RAs.
"The RAs tend to act like police of-
ficers when they're on duty," said
Kimberly Clum, an LSA sophomore
who compared the current situation to
living last year in Couzens.
ON DUTY RAS walk through the
hallways and ask residents whose
doors are open to turn down the
volume of loud stereos, Clum said.
RAs generally don't disrupt a party in
progress if the door is closed, she ad-
ded. Such was her own experience

recently when she was charged with
violating the alcohol policy.
"It was a weekday night and I was
in my room, with the door about half
open," she said, relating the incident.
"Sitting on my desk was half a can of
Chinese beer, that I wasn't even
drinking at the time. Two RAs, who
were walking down the hall, noticed
this and gave me a verbal warning."
But the same RAs walked right on
by a closed door down the hall, she
said, despite loud music and evidence
that a party was proceeding inside.
Some residents say they now attend
parties in other residence halls or
elsewhere on campus because of the
restrictions. Vaughn Alliton,
president of Couzens dorm council,
said "I go out to parties, bars, frats"
largely because the keg parties he en-
joyed at Couzens last year have been
ruled out.

Fed. judg
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Reagan administration, with an op-
portunity to appoint nearly 100 federal
judges, is trying to screen out can-
didates who are "going to get on the
bench and make social policy," a
Justice Department official said
yesterday.
But Grover Rees, a University of
Texas law professor brought in by At-
torney General Edwin Meese to head
the selection process, denied that the
aministration is seeking commitmen-
ts by judgeship candidates on how
they'll rule on future cases.
RESPONDING to criticism from
some congressional Democrats who
maintain that candidates are being
interrogated on how they would deal
with such issues as abortion, busing

prospects
and school prayer, Rees said: "We do
not ask for judges who will rule a cer-
tain way. This picture that we've
somehow putting a bunch of
ideological drones on the court simply
doesn't wash."
The Justice Department has filed a
friend-of-the-court brief in two pen-
ding Supreme Court cases, involving
Illinois and Pennsylvania, in which it
seeks to overturn the landmark 1973
court ruling in the case of Roe vs.
Wade.
By a 5-4 ruling, the high court ex-
panded its interpretation of the 14th
Amendment to include privacy rights
which guaranteed women a con-
stitutional right to an abortion. Sub-
sequent court rulings have severely
narrowed attempts by states to

may face screening

restrict abortions.
I'VE NEVER asked for anybody's
position on abortion," Rees said, and
I've had people tell me that they
believe that abortion ought to be legal,
and those people still get selected by
our process."
"I never ask ask anybody point
blank, 'Do you think Roe vs. Wade
was rightly decided?" he said, "not
because I think it would be immoral to
do so or not because I think that would
be irrelevant to someone's con-

stitutional philosophy."
"You can't tell what somebody's
constitutional philosophy is by staying
at the slogan level, by saying, 'Oh, are
you for judicial restraint? Oh, good,
well you're on the bench!' You've got
to talk about the great cases, just like
in law school," Rees added.
So far, Reagan has chosen 207 of the
761 federal judges. President Carter
filled 245 judgeships during his four-
year term.

ME"

Campus Hispanics lack cohesiveness, students say

(Continued from Page 1)
M University solely because of their
minority status.
"Some people say 'You're here
because you're a minority,' " she
said, adding that non-minority
students sometimes resent University
services aimed at helping minority
students find post-graduation jobs.
SOME TYPES of discrimination
aren't as subtle, said Perfecto.
"When the Latino Studies Program
was started at the University last
year, on the sign advertising the
program, someone wrote
derogatory terms on the sign," she
said. The word "spic" was one of the
words which found its way onto the
poster.
Not all Hispanic students have been
faced with discrimination, however.
"I NEVER even thought about
being discriminated against until I
came (to the University) and people
talked about it," said Ophelia Mar-
tinez.
Yet discrimination is but one of the
problems Hispanic students face
while orienting themselves to the
University community.
"Many times (integration) is more
problematic, especially because of
the pressure to assimilate," said Vic-
tor Tores, minority student serices'
Hispanic representative.
"IN MANY cases, students are
coming from a different culture -
family structure, food, customs, and
the languages are different."
As a result, students are often torn
between the mainstream and their

own culture. "There's a push-pull ef-
fect, a tug of war to assimilate and to
maintain a cultural identity so that
you can still go home and feel comfor-
table," he said.
Frausto, who is from Jackson, ex-
perienced those feelings. She is the
first child in her family to attend
college and although her parents, who
are from Mexico, are supportive of
her, she said they still don't have a
complete grasp of her experiences.
"I CAN'T really explain things to
them," she said. "I have (Medical
College Admissions Tests) coming up,
but they really don't understand the
impact of that. I say the test lasts all
day and they say 'Oh well, study
hard.' "
"Sometimes it's hard when you go
home and think, 'Oh, I have a
Mexican culture, too,' " she said.
Ara Martinez also agreed that
holding to one's cultural ties can be
difficult. "You kind of lose (culture)
completely. At the University there's
really no exposure to cultural things.
You have problems deciding which
culture to adopt and you end up not
adopting either totally."
"YOUR VALUES become up-
dated," Martinez explained. "I have
more Americanized ideas (than my
parents) about relationships and sex
roles." She, for example, believes
that women should be equal partners
in relationships and have the right to
work outside the home.
Although this experience is com-
mon to many students, Martinez'
parents worry that her Americanized

values are a sign that she is losing
touch with her heritage.
"They say 'You're losing your
heritage, you're forgetting who you
are,"' she said.
SOME STUDENTS join Hispanic
campus groups to maintain ethnic
traditions.
As a freshman, Frausto was leary
of getting involved in ex-
tracurriculars because she didn't
want to shortchange her studies or
ruin her chance for medical school.
But her desire to keep in touch
with her heritage inspired her to get
involved with the Socially Active
Latino Student Association (SALSA).
She is now president of the
organization.
BELONGING TO these groups
sometimes awakens Hispanic studen-
ts to their heritage.
"At home I never spoke Spanish as
much as I do here," said Ofelia Mar-
tinez. "When I came here, I was in-
terested in knowing people from my
own ethnic group. I was embarrassed
that I didn't know the language that
well."
She said that bi-lingual people at the
Unviersity helped her to improve her
knowledge of the language and her
cultural ties.
CULTURAL differences are at the
heart of current issues facing
Hispanics on campus. Hector
Delgado, a graduate student and
member of the Puerto Rican
Association, said that the University
is not "a terribly inviting place" for
minorities because the Universitys
insensitive to the needs of minorities,
activities aren't diverse enough, and
the University needs more faculty,
students, and staff.
Hispanic faculty and staff role
models are a definite asset to
education, say some students. "The
fact that you can see someone else
cares and has already made it," helps
students achieve goals, Ara Martinez
said.
Role models, however, are scarce.
University Affirmative Action reports
state that less than one percent of the
instructors on campus are Hispanic.
LANGUAGE barriers are another
issue with which Hispanic students
must contend.
Some students, according to Car-
mina Sanchez, a graduate student
who is a member of the Puerto Rican
Association, grow up in Puerto Rico in
a Spanish-speaking environment. And
even though they may be taught
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English as a second language while in
school, the quality of that instruction
can be inadequate.
Such a concern prompted Sanchez'
group to send letters to University
deans, asking for help in finding a
solution to the language barrier
problem.
BUT ADMISSIONS counselor Dave
Robinson said cases such as this are
rare. "When we see a language
problem, we have the student take a
test that makes corrections for that."
Robinson said that the test, called
the Michigan test, is given to all
students who may have encountered
language problems on other tests. He
said the exam does not have the time
constraints of other standardized test,
and that it also focuses on the
student's potential to master English.

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HAPPENINGS
Highlight
The INTI-ILLIMANI, a Chilean Folk group, will perform at the Power
Center at 8 p.m. tonight. This performance is part of a national tour
celebrating the release of the group's new digital instrumental album
"Imagination."
Films
MTF - The Killing Fields, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Michigan Theater.
AAFC - Radio On, 7 p.m.; Quadrophenia, 9 p.m., MLB 4.
CG - Psycho, 7 & 9 p.m., Auditorium A, Angell Hall.
C2 - The Third Generation, 7 p.m.; Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Yr
2000, 9 p.m., Natural Science.
Hill St. - Siddhartha, 7 and 9 p.m., 1429 Hill Street.
Peace Corps - Fate of the Forest, 7:30 p.m., YMCA, 350 South Fifth
Avenue.
Meetings
MSA and Alpha Phi Alpha - Minority Student Forum, 7 p.m., Trotter.
HOUniersity AA - meeting, noon, 3200 Mich. Union.
AAUP - Meeting, discussion, "An Update on Health Care Options,"
noon, Conference Room, League.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - Meeting, 7 p.m., Henderson Room,
League.
Rugby Football Club - Meeting, 7 p.m., Tartan Turf.
Miscellaneous
Progressive Zionists - meeting and movie "peace Conflict," 7:30 p.m.,
Room 126 East Quad.
a His Hnge Christian Fellnwshin - Bible Studv. 7:30 n.m., 925 E. Ann

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