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Shapiro reaffirms SDI stance
By KERY MURAKAMI
In response to numerous inquiries
from faculty members, University
President Harold Shapiro has
released a statement reaffirming the
regents' decision last week to support
professors doing research related to
the Strategic Defense Initiative.
The statement, which was released
Wednesday, is an attempt to clarify
that a resolution approved at last
Friday's regents meeting did not
mean the University supports the
controversial 'Star Wars' plan endor-
sed by the Reagan administration.
THE REGENTS' resolution should
not be read as committing the Univer-
sity regarding which particular type
of research individual faculty should
pursue, but rather as an explicit reaf-
firmation of existing guidelines con-
cerning research at the University of
Michigan," Shapiro said in the
"We continue to believe that we
meet our responsibilities to society
most fully by remaining an intellec-
tually open community," the
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Ar-
bor) sponsor of the regents'
resolution, said at the Friday meeting
he felt the resolution was necessary to
prevent professors who do SDI
research from being harassed.
Ingrid Kock, MSA's military
researcher and one of the students
who protested the resolution at
Friday's meeting, has said she
believes the resolution represents an
"institutional endorsement" of the
'Star Wars' plan.
Shapiro was unavailable for com-
ment yesterday, but Susan Lipschutz,
assistant to the president, said
Shapiro decided to restate the
University's stance after receiving
many questions from faculty both for
and against SDI research.
Two University professors have
already received $255,000 in 'Star
Wars' research grants. Four ad-
ditional proposals totalling nearly $6
million have also been filed by
Min orities criticize 'U' enroilme
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He stressed the importance of unity
among the various minority groups on
campus in approaching the ad-
ministration. "When one minority
group advances," he said, "all
minority groups advance."
Chen was particularly disturbed at
what he perceives as the University's
failure to rank efforts to attract Asian
American students with other
minority groups. He believes such ef-
The Office of Housing surveyed
freshmen during the 1983-84 academic
year about their attitudes toward
college life. The results of the study
showed that, among other things, the
freshmen found Couzens to be the
worst residence hall in which to study
because of noise level. The results
were released last January. A story in
yesterday's Daily incorrectly stated
that the survey was conducted last
forts are given a low priority because
the Asian American population isn't
underrepresented on campus.
"IT ANGERED me . . . These
people aren't being recruited, they're
being left out," Chen said.
"(Greater numbers of Asian
students) doesn't represent to me that
we're not a minority," echoed Dean
Goto, another member of the Asian
In addition to discussing ways to
beef up recruitment of minorities,
students at the forum voiced concern
about racism on campus.
"When I was a freshman, I had a lot
of problems dealing with racism,"
said Aubrey Scott, a sophomore
member of the Black Student Union.
"I think there's a huge com-
munication gap with students about
what they can do (about racism)".
"THE PEOPLE in power don't
recognize that it's a problem," Chen
Racism exists on campus in forms
ranging from grafitti to racist com-
ments by professors, several studen-
One of the reasons the environment
at the University is poor, Norris said,
is the lack of coordination among
minority support services.
Norris said that because the support
services aren't centralized, many
students didn't know about the ser-
vices available to them on campus.
He added that the quality of coun-
seling in the services should be im-
"It's not that we don't have enough
services," he said. "We want quality
and not quantity. Right now, we don't
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major-minor system on a trail basis.
HELEN CRAFTON, another com-
mittee member who is director of
Academic Action and an economics
lecturer, said she was uncertain about
the need to stiffen concentration
requirements. But Crafton said she is
opposed to offering students both
majors and minors, another alter-
native discussed at Wednesday's
"I have a lot of questions on the ad-
ministrative side," she said. Nissen
added that the change would cause
"unnecessary paperwork and it
doesn't benefit the student much."
This past summer the committee
sent out letters to each department
asking for professors' views on swit-
ching to a system of majors and
minors. Less than half responded, Cr-
afton said, with the most interest
coming from foreign language depar-
IT IS precisely such departments as
foreign languages that attract double
concentrators. Denni Chamberlain, a
fifth year LSA senior, added a concen-
tration in French to his concentration
in economics last year.
"I thought it would be better -
more job-related than just a French
major," said the student, who hopes
to work in a multinational corporation
"With French I could double my
marketability. It would open me up to
two job markets - English and Fren-
ALTHOUGH Nissen feels that some
departments within LSA should
strengthen their concentration
requirements, he said students who
double concentrate shouldn't be
"I think students generally believe
that if they can finish two concen-
trations it may make them more
marketable or increase their chances
of acceptance to graduate school. I
But Crafton said, "I don't believe a
double concentration does as much
for a student as he thinks." Students
who choose the double option may be
"sacrificing the breadth of their
education," she added.
"I'm not sure it's a better education
if you have two concentrations. What
is a student giving up to do that con-
Although the curriculum committee
spent almost an hour discussing the
issue, members took no action on the
matter and none is slated for their
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Ghandi's party loses election
AMRITSAR, India - Moderate Sikhs scored a landslide victory over
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's Congress Party in Punjab state elections,
officials said yesterday. The victory enables the Akali Dal party to form
its own state government for the first time in its history.
The state Election Committee announced that the Akali Dal had won at
least 59 of the 115 state assembly seats, enough to form the first popularly
elected government here after two years of federal rule.
Akali Dal candidates were also leading in 13 other assembly races as
counting continued from Wednesday's election, the most heavily guarded
state voting in Indian history.
Gandhi's Congress party won at least 23 seats and was expected to pick
up more as the counting continued. But with the Akali sweep, Congress'
final tally was bound to be far lower than the 63 seats it won in the 1980
Other seats in the new assembly went to independents or candidates
from minor parties.
But Sikh militants, who failed to organize a major election boycott,
rejected the outcome and announced plans to organize statewide demon-'
strations against the new Sikh-led government.
Mexico rebuilds from 'quake
MEXICO CITY - President Miguel de la Madrid vowed yesterday to
speed the rebuilding of earthquake-ravaged Mexico City as a group of
survivors blasted the government for ignoring shoddy construction at a
housing complex where 1,000 people died.
The official death toll from the earthquakes that struck the capital
Sept. 19 and Sept. 20 stood at 4.596,but a United Press International sur-
vey found at least 56 more bodies were pulled from the rubble of collapsed
The search for survivors continued yesterday, but rescue workers
noting most people can survive for only a week without food and water,
held out little hope that many more people could still be alive after being
buried for eight days.
Elementary and secondary schools in the metropolitan region of 18
million people remain closed until Monday, and the sale of alcoholic
beverages was also banned until then.
U.S. and SS veterans reunite
BAD WINDSHEIM, West Germany - A group of Waffen SS veterans
arrived yesterday for a reunion with U.S. veterans, who planned to attend
the ceremony despite criticism that the meeting would be an insult to vic-
tims of the Nazis.
Several dozen former members of the 6th Gebirgsdivision Nord, or
Alpine Division, gathered with their families in Bad Windsheim, a small
town in the Bavarian mountains about 40 miles west of Nuremberg.
About 50 Americans, veterans of the U.S. 70th Infantry Division who
are on a European tour with their families, arrived in West Germany
earlier in the week and were expected to begin arriving in Bad Win-
dsheim yesterday night for today's scheduled rally and wreath-laying
The two groups have met at least five times since the closing days of
World War II, when they fought each other in bitter engagements in the
Saarland and Baden-Wuerttmberg regions of southern Germany.
Medicare cuts harm elderly
WASHINGTON - Thousands of sick, elderly Americans have been
kicked out of hospitals too soon or given bad medical treatment because
of a Medicare cost-cutting program, a congressional study said yester-
Senators said they were-disturbed by it and vowed to correct and fine -
tune the so-called Prospective Payment System, which began two years
Sen. John Heinz, (R-Pa.), chairman of the Senate Special Committee
on Aging, said the study by the panel's staff indicates "seriously ill
Medicare patients are being denied admission to hospitals or catapulted
out of hospital doors prematurely..."
The study also said many patients are not informed of their right to ap-
peal hospital decisions. It said "A number of other very serious quality.of
care issues are not being addressed at all."
The cost-containment policy has created for doctors "a dilemma of
medical ethics vs. profitable practice," said Heinz at a hearing to discuss
The program's intentions are "to rein in inflation and unnecessary
spending without sacrificing the quality of care available to Medicare
beneficiaries," said Sen. John Glenn, (D-Ohio).
Gunmen nab two in Lebanon
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Gunmen kidnapped two British women yesterday
in mostly Moslem West Beirut, forcing them into a car near the American
University of Beirut and speeding off, witnesses said.
The women were among the first Western women kidnapped in the
Lebanese capital. A female French diplomat was kidnapped last spring,
but was released after several days in captivity.
Suspected Shiite Moslem kidnappers who claim to be holding six
missing American men warned last week that if their demands for the
release of 17 Shiites jailed in Kuwait are not met, they would either kill
their hostages or kidnap more Americans.
Although a motive for the kidnapping yesterday was not immediately
clear, it appeared possible the gunmen could have mistaken the British
women for Americans.
September 27, 1985
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Faculty Guest: PROF. BERT G. HORNBACK
Department of English
Join us for light refreshments and converstaion
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Among the speakers will be Peace
Corps Director Loret Miller Ruppe,
former Peace Corps Director Sargent
Shriver, and Omarou Youssoufou, the
United Nations Ambassador from the
Organization for African Unity.
The African theme of the conferen-
ce is significant "because almost half
of the Peace Corps' efforts are
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Followed by our student class
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Further information about the con-
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University Extension Service.
218 N. Division St.
Episcopal Campus Ministry
Rev. Andrew Foster, Chaplain
WEDNESDAYS at 5:00 p.m. - Libera-
tion. Eucharists: Celebration of the
Holy Eucharist followed by a simple
shared meal, for people who are con-
cerned about social justice and peace.
For more info. call 665-0606
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Dr. Paul Foelber, interim pastor
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Worship Services at 9:15
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Sunday Supper at 6:00 p.rr.
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Reform minyan - 8:00 p.m.
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