The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 20, 1986 - Page 3
By EUGENE PAK
More than 60 black University
students criticized University
filiancial aid programs calling them
"inadequate," and outlined ways the
niversity should improve these
programs, at a special Black
Siudent Union open forum last
Many students complained that
ttie financial aid they receive is
insufficient to cover the high cost
of tuition at the University, one of
the highest for a public university.
Some said that because of financial
kifficulties, and subsequent hold
credits, they have been unable to
register for classes and may be
unable to attend the University next
JOYL FORD, a senior in
psychology, said that although* she
has two or three jobs each summer,
she still can not make tuition
payments with inadequate financial
"Each term I have had a hold
credit every time I register," she
said, "I have to wait until the term
starts to register and fight to get
Ford, who is applying to
graduate schools said that because
of her hold credit, the University
will not release her transcript to
schools she is applying to.
administrators Alyson Hinton, an
LSA sophomore, said "The
financial aid problem is so severe,
we have to ask, do you want us
here?" Niara Sudarkasa, associate
vice-president for academic affairs,
and Robert Holmes, assistant vice-
president in the same office,
attended the meeting. But President
Harold Shapiro and Vice-President
for Academic Affairs James
Duderstadt were invited, unable to
In addition, students say the
University does not make clear the
amount students and their families
will have to pay after their first
"The University promises false
hopes," said Ernie Robinson, an
LSA junior, "After your freshman
year, and after you've finished all
credits necessary, then over the
summer you receive a financial aid
package different from the year
before, although your family's
financial situation is the same as it
MANY financial aid packages
are structured upon the calculated
amount students and their families
can afford to pay for tuition, but
students said the formula for
determining this is unfair.
But Holmes said that the
determination of need is hindered
because of rigid federal guidelines.
"Most money for financial aid
comes from the federal government,
but it doesn't come without strings.
We must determine families' ability
to pay in rigid, standardized ways, if
we don't we run the risk of an audit
Sudarkasa, who has called
financial aid "the key" to
recruitment and retention suggested
d at 'U'
that students write President
Shapiro and other administrators,
who are not in touch with students
or their financial aid problems.
"I think University top
administrators would be surprised to
find the level of financial aid
problems students have," she said.
Black Student Union officers
outlined goals the University
should commit itself to, including
offering renewable need-based
programs. Students will present
their suggestions and concerns at
the Regents meeting today.
Cancer Society urges smokers to extj
By STEPHANIE KOVACS
As a part of today's day-long Great
American Smokeout, a smoker can donate
one cigarette in exchange for a raffle ticket
o win prizes ranging from pizza to
But quitting smoking does not lead to
weight gain, according to Michelle
Wejienek of the American Lung
Association. Only one-third of people who
quit actually get fatter. The American
Cancer Society hopes to dispell this and
other myths about smoking during today's
10th annual smokeout.
ONE FEATURE of this year's
smokeout is the new "Adopt-A-Smoker"
program, in which non-smokers participate
by getting a friend to quit. Four smokeout
stands University-wide will aid smokers in
kicking the habit for at least one day.
The smokeout began in 1974 in
Minnesota, according to the American
A newspaper publisher
started the campaign in order to get
smokers to quit for one day. The American
Cancer Society adopted the concept and it
became a nation-wide program three years
The University sponsors are Phi Delta
Chi pharmacy fraternity, and the University
Health Services. Student and staff
volunteers will run the smokeout stations
at the Union, the Fishbowl, the Health
Service, and the North Campus Commons. Last year the sm
The stations will give information and of five smokers,
counseling about the program. Hallis, of the Am
JULIE BALTZ, president of Phi Hallis said 20 perce'
Delta Chi fraternity, said "I feel it's really Michigan's Hon
important to increase the general awarness the Great Americ
of the student body about smoking and its Hansen, will be cel
dangers. If we are able to get just one different way. For th
person to quit smoking throughout the Hansen will be gi
course of this campaign, it will all be each employees in I
worth it." up smoking for the
okeout reached one out
according to Robert
erican Cancer Society.
nt pledged to quit.
norary Chairperson for
an Smokeout, Dick
Lebrating the event in a
he second year in a row,
ving a $100 bonus to
his company who gives
Students to share customs
during Puerto Rican Week
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and many of the same customs and
Olga Feliciano, vice-president of
the PRA, said "Many people think
of us following the stereotype the
media depicts, but there are different
people, different Puerto Ricans."
In planning this week's events,
she said PRA members
purposefully tried to cover different
aspects of the Puerto Rican
IN THE West Conference
Room of Rackham tonight, Puerto
Rican officials from Hunter College
in New York and Rutgers
University will give presentations
on two unique sub-cultures of
Puerto Rican life: the experiences
of Puerto Rican women in the
garment industry in the early
1900's, and the plight of Puerto
Rican migrant farmworkers in the
Where The Lillies Bloom
(William Graham, 1974), Hill St., 8
p.m., Hill St.
Four orphans survive together in the.
Blue Ridge Mountains by selling
s The Magic Flute - Opera
Theatre, 8 p.m., The Power Center
The third annual Power Series
begins with Mozart's The Magic
Flute, under the musical direction of
Gustav Meier, and stage direction of
Joseph Pratt - Arts at Midday,
12:15 p.m., Pendleton Room,
This guitarist performs his own
compositions, as well as works
ranging from blues, rock, and jazz,
The Fantasticks - Univeristy
Activities Center, 8 p.m.,
Mendelssohn Theatre (763-1107).
Dave Crossland and "Strangers
on a Train" - Soundstage, 9
p.m., U-Club (763-1107).
Earth Be Damned- Street Light
Theatre, 8 p.m., Performance
A science fiction tragi-comedy about
political and sexual reorientation in
Rabbi Elmer Berger - "Israel-
American Axis: Rejectionists or
Peace Seekers?" November 29
Committee for Palestine and
Association of Arab-American
University Graduates, 8 p.m.,
Douglass Scott - "Design at
WGBH," 9:30 a.m., Rms. 2107-8,
Art and Architecture Bldg.
Joan Truckenbrod - "Enhancing
Photographic Imaging with Micro-
computers," 7 p.m., Art and
Douglass Scott - "History of
Graphic Design 1450-1950, Part II,"
4:30 p.m., 2216-19 Art and
William Kerr - "The Accident at
Chernobyl," Dept. of Chemistry, 4
p.m., 1200 Chem. Bldg.
John Hammock - "Hunger,
Technology, & Change," World
Committee, 8 p.m., Pond Room,
Phillis Engelbert - "The Farm
Crisis: Domestic and 'Third World'
War II: A Personal Account," 8
p.m., South Quad Library.
James F. Montgomery-"Visa
Work Permits & Establishing
Residency for International
Students," 7 p.m., 1522 Hill St.
6ob Curry- "The' Galapagos
Islands," 7:30 p.m., Bivouac
Adventure Travel, 330 S. State St.
Adopt a Political Prisoner of
Apartheid - 6:30 p.m., 111 W.
The Barbaric Yawp, Literary
Magazine, & Undergraduate
English Assoc. - 7 p.m., 7th
floor Haven Hall.
Entrepreneurs Club - 6 p.m.,
Kresge room K13 10.,
United Farm Workers Support
Group - 6:30 p.m., Kuenzel
Room, Mich. Union.
Hebrew Speaking Club - 4-5
p.m., 3050 Frieze Bldg.
Lesbian Network - 7:30 p.m.,
Guild House, 802 Monroe St.
Ann Arbor Community
Developement Corp. - 7:30
p.m., Ann Arbor Public Library.
"Speaking of Suicide; A
Workshop on Suicide and
Counseling Services, 7 p.m., 3100
Michigan Union, (76-GUIDE or
Funk with the Ivory Jam
Master- 5 p.m., WJJX(650 AM),
7:30 p.m., Alice Lloyd Red Carpet
Safewalk- Night time safety
walking service, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.,
UGLi Room 102, or Call (936-
Homeless Awareness Week-
"Stone Pillow," 7 p.m., Bursley
Hall, McGreaham-Siwik Lounge,
Men's Volleyball- Pre-season
match vs. Toledo, 6:45 p.m.,
Michigan Puerto Rican
Week- Audiovisual Presentation:
"Nosotras Trabajamos en la Costura/
Puerto Rican Women in the
Garment Industry," 7:30 p.m.,
Rackham- Bldg., West Conference
Send announcements of up-
coming events to "The
List," c/o The Michigan
According to Rosa Lopez,
Hispanic Students Representative at
Minority Student Services, because
of unemploym;.nt in Puerto Rico,
many farm workers come to the
United States to work, returning to
the island only on holidays and off-
On Friday, two Puerto Rican
artists, Diogenes Ballester, a
professor of plastic arts at the State
University of New York, and
Arnaldo Roche, a Chicago-based
artist, will discuss the development
and trends in Puerto Rican art.
Saturday will be a cultural night
at the Trotter House. David
Labiosa, a graduate student in
Romance Languages and Liteatures
will read and discuss Black Puerto
Rican poetry. Following this a
special poetry performances with
rhythmic music and percussion,
called Danzas, will be performed by
Universit" student Miguel
Although the University does
not count Puerto Rican students
separately in their enrollment
figures, but simply tallys all
Hispanics, Alejandro Riera, a
member of PRA estimated that
about 90-100 Puerto Ricans attend
the University, although PRA is a
community and University group.
Sanchez said, "It's a small
number, but you will find Puerto
Ricans here are very active in the
committees and organizations."
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