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Experts debate AlS
By PETER MOONEY and public health viewpoint.
and DOV COHEN "The rationale is that we can better handle
Should the spread of Acquired Immune (AIDS policy) in the state of Michigan. (But) we
Deficiency System be controlled by selective know what's going on. There are 136 reported
testing and reporting, or is this a violation of civil cases in Michigan," he said. "We probably know
liberties? there are 100 times more with the virus. We can
Five experts debated this question at the AIDs assume there are 13,000 people in the state of
and Social Policy conference in Hutchins Hall Michigan with the virus."
yesterday. Helen Gallagher, president of the Michigan
DONALD MONTA, legislative research Organization of Human Rights, said, "These bills
assistant for the Michigan House Republican of- only serve to ostracize a particular part of the
fice, defended several controversial bills he sub- community." Citing preachers who call AIDS "a
mitted to the legislature. These bills included divine punishment," she said the AIDS hysteria is
proposaltorequieISt.esgofmsrriageuded-being "used by the religious right to further
proposals to require AIDS testing of marriage cer- stigmatize gay men and women."
tificate applicants, to give AIDS tests to people Monta defended his bill. "The intent is not to
arrested for prostitution, and to allow insurance ostracise the gay community but to preclude the
companies to ask health or life insurance ap- spread of the disease," he said.
plicants AIDS-related questions. GALLAGHER is worried about where these
Another of Monta's bills would require hospitals legislative efforts may lead, though. "Today,
to report positive AIDS tests to the Michigan when I hear Bill Buckley talk about people with
Public Health Department. The state has no idea AIDS having a tattoo placed on their body, I get
of the distribution of the disease," so it cannotn,, s
formulate an effective policy, said Monta. nervous, she said.
But David Piontkowsky, a member of the She fears the possible quarantine and
Michigan Organization of Human Rights, called scapegoating of AIDS victims. "The last time we
the bill "the most obnoxious" from a civil liberties had that was concentration camps and

leisla tion
pogroms...and (things) a lot of us said 'never
again' to," she said.
At the University, "We are anxious to have an
environment that's not seen as repressive," said
Virginia Nordby, chairwoman of the University's
Task Force on AIDS. Students with AIDS have
equal access to class or the recreation buildings.
"At present, any kind of restrictive policy would
violate handicap laws," she said.
EVEN IF students have AIDS, "The University
doesn't have access to health records. Nobody has
access to the student records," she said.
The University has a duty to protect AIDS vic-
tims from the rest of the University environment,
Nordby said. "Ann Arbor is a place where studen-
ts come from around the world and bring all sorts
of wonderful germs with them," she said.
"We are prepared to provide single occupancy
facilities (for students in a dorm), but we are not
going to force it on someone," she said.
Some forum participants suggested University.
policies which would control the spread of AIDS.
Former University student David Dillon
suggested that the University distribute condoms
to students, either at CRISP or in the packages of
toiletries given to incoming dorm residents.

Muenchow and Thompson will lead a diverse MSA

(Continued from Page 1)
candidates by publicizing their con-
nection to the Marxist Group' may
have swayed the generally conser-
vative engineering population against
Student Rights, and was an
"illegitimate" tactic.
"Meadow says that they want to
stay out of political issues, but red-
baiting is a political issue," Faigel
MUENCHOW said "the tone of the
election was set" by Student Rights
supporters on the assembly, who
several weeks ago charged Muen-
chow with discriminating against
liberal groups in his job as chair of

MSA's Budget Priorities Committee,
and alerted the Washington Post
Writers' Group that the Meadow par-
ty was using its Opus character
without permission.
The uncertified representatives and
voter turnout of each school are :
Architecture and Urban Plan-
ning: Christoper Parks, write-in; 29
votes cast.
Art: David Lovinger, Student
Rights; 29 votes cast.
Business: Bennett Kaplan,
Student Rights; John Gaber and Seth
Suchin, Meadow; 34 votes cast.
Dentistry: Daniel Hines, write-

in; 1 vote cast.
Education: Cynthis VonFoer-
ster, Student Rights; 9 votes cast
Engineering: Chris Fountain,
Roberto Frisancho, J. Scott Siler,
David Vogel, Rick Wintersberger,
Meadow; 773 votes cast.
Law: Nick Stasevich, indepen-
dent; 292 votes cast.
Library Science: Craig Muelder,
write-in; 1 vote cast.
Medicine: Taedu Lee, Ian Mac-
Nairn, Student Rights; 19 votes cast.
Music: Bruce Holsinger, in-
dependetn; 21 votes cast.
Natural Resources: Bonnie
Nevel, write-in; 50 votes cast.
* Nursing: Andrea Vandergerger,

write-in; 6 votes cast.
Pharmacy: Brian Drabik, write-
in; 9 votes cast.
Physical Education: George
Gamota, Meadow; 1 vote cast.
Rackham: Bruce Belcher, Brian,
Burt, Jennifer Heitman, Thea Lee,'
Gus Teschke, Christopher Young,
Student Rights; Virginia Ward
Meadow; 229 votes cast.
Social Work: Fran DuRivage,
Student Rights; 7 votes cast.
* Former Daily editor Andrew
Eriksen won the undergraduate seat
on the Board for Student Publications.
. Results of the four referenda which
were on the ballot have not been

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Papal kiss
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yesterday, Pope John Paul II washed and kissed the feet of 12 elderly

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More efficient process used to select resident advisors

(Continued from Page 1)
West Quad, Betsey Barbour, and
Helen Newberry, said that under the
old process, he received between 275
and 300 applications for about 15
"That's an absurd selection
process. You're screening out people
based on very superficial creden-
tials," Levy said. "You know you're
eliminating too many people."
CHARLA WEISS, building director
for Mary Markley, said the new
process is "considerably less worknfor
staff and less cumbersome for studen-
ts" because students did not have to
go through two or three steps within
each residence hall in a short period
of time.
"The candidates that I saw in the
final round were much more informed
about what the job was really about,
and the answers were much more
prepared across the board," said
Mary Antieau, building director of
South Quad.
Weiss attributed the preparation of
the students to two classes held on the
importance of programming and
crisis intervention in residence halls,

which the applicants were required to
participate in.
THE STUDENTS were scored on
their participation in the classes, so
"even if they didn't get the job, they
learned a lot," said Weiss.
This added educational component
was more valuable than the previous
endless interviewing process, said
Levy, making it "a more professional
process than we've ever done before."
"There are few systems that have
something like this, especially with
the educational component at-
tached," he said.
The classes were the common
ground for the application process,
but the individual interviews with
building directors and residence staff
differed from hall to hall. Students
were interviewed by three to six RAs
and residents.
STUDENTS were only offered a job
at one residence hall, which cleaned
up the application process, said
Weiss. "Before, right after the first
round of offers, the building director
had to prepare him/herself for
several rejections," she said.

Students drew up a preference list
in which they ranked their choices of
residence halls, but this caused con-
fusion for students who did not have
clear-cut choices and for building
directors who were not sure how
much weight to put on the preferen-
ces, Weiss said.
Antieau said she automatically in-
terviewed the top 25 of her 60 top can-
didates for positions, and then inter-
viewed 20 of the rest to ensure a
proper male/female balance and
minority representation. Levy said he
only interviewed those students who
ranked West Quad first or second on
their list of preferences.
THE SELECTION process was
aided by a computer program designee
to get information about the can-
didates and scores during their first
two class sessions to the building

LSA sophomore Peter Graham, who
will be an RA in Bursley next year,
said he noticed applicants "playing
head games"with the preference list
ranking residence halls first or second
because, "if you wanted to be con-
sidered there, you had to put it as your
e Ilk

first choice."
LSA junior Alison Zuniga, who will
be an RA in Couzens, said the cen-
tralized process gave more of an op-
portunity for students to com-,
municate with each other throughout
the process.
Food 8Music
6:00 Monday, March 31
Alice Lloyd Blue Carpet Lounge
Seifu Lessanwork,
an Ethiopian Jew, will speak
about his life in Ethiopia.
More info call Yael
$2 Donation



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be held Tuesday & Wednesday, April 1 & 2.
For more info, call 763-1107.
Good Friday
March 28, 1986 8:00pm
First Presbyterian Church Ann Arbor
Julia Broxholm, soprano
Nada Radakovich, soprano
Sally Carpenter, alto
Steven Kronour, tenor
Philip Pierson, bass
Donald Bryan Choir and

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