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The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, September 17, 1986 - Page 3

Psych. prof praises
Hispanic students

By EUGENE PAK
Dr. Manuel Ramirez, a
pyschology professor at the
University of Texas-Austin
kicked off Hispanic Heritage
Celebration week at the
University last night by praising
Hispanic and other minority
student groups in his keynote
address to more than 60 students,
faculty, and administrators at the
Union last night.
Ramirez, who has studied
minority groups and minority
students in the United States,
Mexico, and Puerto Rico, believes
minority students have played an
important part in American
universities and communities.
"As I listened to (minority)
students talk about their
experiences at the University of
Texas. .. it became clear to me
that they were making more of a
contribution to the university than
the university was to them," said
Ramire z.
Ramirez identified three
major ways minority students
contribute to American

universities: providing student
leadership, improving university
scholarship, and raising social
consciousness.
According to Ramirez,
minority students are active in
campus politics and instrumental
in encouraging other minority
students to remain in school by
providing support and guidance
"They did a lot more
counseling than the university
could ever do," he said.
According to Ramirez,
minority students have also
played an important part in
raising the social consciousness
of the university community as
many students act as liasons
between the university and the
surrounding minority
community.
Ramirez said this
"multicultural university
environment" must extend into
the entire American society.
He emphasized that minorities
in the United States c-n play an
important role in international
business and politics because of

their understanding and
connections with Third World
nations.
But the key to creating a
multicultural society must begin
in the educational system, said
Ramirez, and he believes it is
happening now.
"The work that Latin and other
minority students, faculty, and
staff is doing to change
educational institutions is
helping to create changes toward
a more multicultural and demo-
cratic society," he said at the close
of his speech.
Hispanic student enrollment
at the University has increased 25
percent over the last five years,
and now stands at 1.8 percent:1.4
percent for undergraduates, and
2.7 percent for graduate students.
Last fall 550 hispanic students
attended the University.
Associate Vice President for
Academic Affairs Niara Sudar-
kasa attributed the increase in
Hispanic student enrollment to
an increased recruitment effort
and Hispanic students helping
and guiding new students.

Daily Photo by PETE ROSSI

Night lights
Ellen Lader, left, and Amy Laverty light one of more than 800 candles that brightened the night in front of the
Art School yesterday. The candles were placed in paper bags and arranged in a pattern as part of a project
sponsored by an art class.
Paris bomb'ings add

'U' hypertension dept. turns 40

tightened,
PARIS (AP)-The French,
keeping a wary vigil for more
terrorist bombs in their midst, are
trying to juggle normal routines
with new security steps that some
say play into the bombers' hands.
Police switchboards buzz with
calls.
One caller said a pile of leaves
outside City Hall could disguise a
bomb. The leaves were swiftly re-
moved. The Stock Exchange and
two Metro stations were hastily
evacuated for what turned out to be
false alarms.
In the northern city of Caen, a
:young woman dumped a parcel on
a post office counter and hurried
away. Police evacuated the
.building, and the bomb squad
raced up. They found letters,
stamped for mailing.
In the past eight days, four
bombings have killed'=a total of

sec urity
three people and injured more
than 100. The most recent
bombing, on Monday, was inside
the central police station.
Even before Monday's
bombing, new anti-terrorist
measures were implemented,
including visa requirements for
visitors from all but the 12
European Common Market
countries and Switzerland.
The French, who tend not to
suffer officialdom lightly, quietly
submitted to opening bags and
even body searches at department
stores, theaters, restaurants, and
other public places.
"I am delighted the police are
on the job," an elderly woman re -
marked, interviewed on
television along the Champs-
Elysees. "There are not enough
searches for my taste."
Some commentators warned

Chirac
... orders security measures

that the security measures ordered
by Premier Jacques Chirac
played into terrorists' hands,
creating a mood of fear and doubt.

R Visiimg execs. stay at new Residence
(Continued from Page 1)

(Continued from Page 1),
people suffer from mild forms,
which can lead to more severe
health problems if not treated.
Julius was the first doctor to
suggest that every millimeter of
lowered blood pressure prolongs,
life for people with borderline
hypertension.
THIS FINDING affects
students, Friedo said, because
many of them have borderline
hypertension without knowing it.
Early detection can help young
people prolong their lives.
Julius' team is researching a
way to identify a genetic marker
in the blood so it will be possible to
identify people with a high risk of
getting blood pressure.
The University is one of a
handful of hospitals nationwide
that has a separate clinic to treat
hypertension. In most hospitals,
hypertension is treated in
conjuction with either the
cardiology or endocrinology
POLICE
NOTES
Rape suspect arrested
Police have arrested an un -
identified man who they believe
assaulted two Ann Arbor women
late last week. He is currently
being held on $5,000 bond.
The suspect was arrested
Sunday on a prowling complaint
in the area where an Ann Arbor
woman was raped Thursday
morning, according to Detective
Tom Caldwell of the Ann Arbor
Police Department.
Police held a line-up Monday
because of the prowler's suspected
link to the rapes on Greenwood
and Ann streets. Both victims
identified him as their assailant.
The suspect is scheduled to be
arraigned today on two counts of
criminal sexual assault and three
counts of breaking and entering.
-Melissa Birks

divisions. But "hypertension is a
major health problem in itself,"
said Dr. Brent Egan.
THE HYPERTENSION unit
was founded in 1946 by Dr. Sibley
Hoobler, who helped develop the
first effective anti-hypertensive
drug. Now the division treats
about 4,000 patients a year.
University researchers were
also the first in the nation to test a
new drug called ANF (atrial
natriuretic factor) in patients

with hypertension. The drug is a
natural substance made from
small granules found in the
heart, Friedo said.
The thickening of the heart,
which may lead to strokes or heart
attacks, is directly related to high
blood pressure. Although a
change in diet, weight loss, and
aerobic exercise may lower blood
pressure, most physicians prefer
to administer medication whicb
has proven to be effective.

HEALTH FITNESS
Learn Aikido
Beginners classes are taught by Sensei
Takashi Kushida, 8th degree black belt
from Japan. There are two classes:
" Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm
(Starts September 18)
" Saturdays 10:30-11:30 am
(Starts September 20)
Cost: $25 for seven sessions.. Classes
held in the Genyokan Dojo in Ann Arbor.
749 Airport Blvd. (behind the State Rd.
K-Mart). For information, call 662-4686.
Demonstration-Sat., Sept.13
2:00 pm, Huron High School.
AIKIDO YOSHINKAI ASSOCIATION
OF NORTH AMERICA

Run like a hotel, the executive
residence offers program
participants all the amenities
they might find at the local hotel.
Some of the services include first-
rate meals, 24-hour desk service,
next-day laundry, and limousine
service. "A lot of things are
standard. The only thing we
don't offer is room service," said
Dugganballman.
Although the residence is new,
the seminars have been at the
University since 1954, said
Bendersky. About 50 different
programs are scheduled for the
1986-87 academic year, with
approximately 4,500 managers
'from around the world slated to

'We don't accept transient business.'
-Greg Knapp
Executive Residence director

attend.
The average cost of the seminars
is $250 to $300 a day, and about $90
of that goes to provide the visiting
executives with room service and
meals in the Executive
Residence, officials say.
Area hotels say the residence is
not hurting business. The
predominant hotel affected by the
new building is the Campus Inn,
which according to Knapp was the

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primary hotel-along with the
University's Oxford Conference
Center-used to house Executive
Program participants in the past.
"It probably isn't helping, but it
isn't hurting either," said
Campus Inn desk clerk Becky
Wessel. The gap created by the
Executive Residence was quickly
filled by people who would have
ordinarily been turned away, she
said.
The Executive Residence employs
eight students as front-desk
receptionists, while approx-
imately 30 students work in the
kitchen under Culinary Staff
Director Anne Flora.
But don't try to make reservations
for your friends coming to visit
during Homecoming. As Knapp
said, "We don't accept transient
business."
SReflections on Beauty
Achieving Beauty Through Education

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Campus Cinema
The Killers (Robert Siodmak,
1946), CG, DBL/7:00 p.m., MLB 3
Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner
star in this adaptation of
Hemingway's story about a man
waiting to be murdered in a small
town.
Nightfall (Jacques Tourneur,
1957), CG, DBL9:00 p.m., MLB 3.
Anne Bancroft and Aldo Ray are
on the run from the cops and the
mob. Fast-paced chase flick.
The Miracle (Roberto Rossellini,
1949), AAFC, DBL7:00 p.m., Nat
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A simple peasant woman believes
she is pregnant with the holy child
of St. Joseph. The basis of a
landmark Supreme Court
censorship case. Itallian with
subtitles.
The Devils (Ken Russell, 1971),
AAFC, DBL8:30 p.m., Nat Sci.

Performances
Jonathan Richman & the Modern
Lover- The Ark, 7:30 and 10
p.m, 637 S. Main.
Meetings
Michigan Gay Union - 9 p.m,
Guild House, 802 Monroe.
The Connection, a publication of
the Michigan Alliance for
Disarmament - 7:30 p.m, 2013
Angell Hall.
Public Service Intern Program -
6 p.m., Rackham.
Speakers
Carl Cohen - "Sex, Birth
Control, and Human Life," 12

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The Japanese Tech Center
Coupon for Oil Change & Lube
Special (9/5, 9/12) had an in-
correct expiration date. The
coupon is valid thru October
31, 1986.

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