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April 18, 1986 - Image 3

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The Michigan Daily - Friday, April 18, 1986 - Page 3

'U' student loses scholarship

By MICHAEL LUSTIG married," but do not specify whether
an applicant must be unmarried just
Gary Sugarman, an LSA senior, filed during the selection process or during
a complaint yesterday against the the two year scholarship.
University with the Michigan Depar- After Sugarman's scholarship was
tment of Civil Rights charging that he revoked, the University Honors
was denied a scholarship because he Program, which administers the
is going to be married this summer. scholarship at the University, sent a
Sugarman criticized the University handout to prospective applicants
for its role in the selection process of saying Power Foundation recipients
the Power Foundation scholarship must "remain unmarried during the
program. The program originally tenure of the scholarship."
awarded him a two-year scholarship Sugarman's scholarship was
at the Magdalene College of Cambridge revoked after he inquired about
University. The awards are only housing for married students at
available to University graduates Magdalene. In his court complaint, he
through an interview and selection states that Eugene Power, president
process done by University faculty of the Power Foundation, and
members. Margaret Massiales, the foundation's
THE scholarship application rules executive secretary, offered him the
state that "Applicants must be un- scholarship if he delayed his

marriage for one year and that he was prohibits public institutions from
told of Power scholars who were discriminating on the basis of
married in their second year of the "religion, race, color, national origin,
program. age, sex, or marital status."

It also says they later told him to
withdraw from the program, calling
him a "resentful scholar." Power
refused to comment on the case last
WHEN ASKED for a clarification
as to why the scholarship was rescin-
ded, Power responded in a letter to
Sugarman that his marriage plans
"disqualified" him and that the rule
requiring the scholarship recipient to
be single was one of "long standing."
The complaint charges the Univer-
sity with violating the Elliott-Larson
Civil Rights Act of 1976, which

Sugarman offered two possible
solutions in his complaint:One is for
$1 in compensatory damages, a letter
from either the Power Foundation or
the University saying that he was
awarded the scholarship and that it
was withdrawn because of his'
marriage, or that the scholarship-
program's rules are changed so that
marital status will not be a factor in
deciding the winner.
He also asked that the University'
dissociate itself from the Power Ex-
change Program.

Nurse anesthetist program may be canned

University officials are recommen-
ding that a program which certifies
nurses to administer anesthesia be
discontinued when students presently
enrolled finish their training. The
Board of Regents will decide on the
future of the program at its meeting
The Certified Registered Nurse
Anesthesia (CRNA) program is a two-
year plan through the medical
school's department of
anesthesiology. There are currently
14 students enrolled.
Dr. Thomas Dekornfeld, acting
chairman of the department of
anesthology, said faculty members
unanimously agreed to kill the 67-

year-old program because they wan-
ted to spend more time doing resear-
ch and teaching medical students.
There is not a financial issue involved,
officials say. The department curren-
.tly consists of 20 students and 35
faculty members. ,
"THE program is not central to the
department of anesthesiology. The
purpose is to train medical students,
and we feel the nursing program
dilutes that effort.
"Training nurses shouldn't be a
part of the school of medicine...the
faculty came here to teach doctors,"
he said.
Both medical doctors and nurses
can be trained to administer
anesthetics. Nurses are called nurse

anesthetists and have less training
than the doctors, called
AFTER the presentation, Mary
Yablonky, assistant director of CR-
NA, said members of the
anesthesiology department may want
to discontinue the program because
they don't want the lower paid nurse
anesthetists to compete with
anesthesiologists for jobs.
Marie Phillips, a student in the
program, said the doctors want to
discontinue the program because they
don't want nurses to give anesthetics
to patients.
"They don't think nurses should
give anesthesia. But nurses have been the
ones to give anesthesia for 100 years. I

have put about 525 patients to sleep as
a part of my training," she said.
OF 16 nurse anesthetists employed
at the University hospital, 11 were
trained at the University. There is a 2
percent unemployment rate of nurse
anesthetists nationwide. Most
hospitals use a team of nurse
anesthetists and anestheologists, ac-
cording to Barry Powell, director of
the program and anesthesiology in-
structor. Some hospitals use one or
the other.
George Zuidema, vice provost for
medical affairs, said the hospital
would continue to hire the same
amount of nurse anesthetists.

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Lazy days
Engineering sophomore Lisa Wood enjoys the sun in Regents Plaza yesterday.

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