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The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 24, 1986 -Pagg4

Students angry about asbestos

By MARC CARREL
Residents of Alice Lloyd Hall
are frustrated and angry about un-
answered questions concerning the
potential hazard of asbestos in their
bathrooms.
Workers covered shower walls
with plastic on the Angell and
Palmer halls of the dorm. Students
can still use the showers, but signs
in the bathrooms warn residents not
to remain in the area "unless your
work requires it" and to "avoid
breathing dust."
"They covered everything but the
shower head and the knob you turn.
It looks like you're living on the
moon," said LSA sophomore Lisa
Lieber, an Alice Lloyd resident.
"No one knows what's going
on, and no one will tell us what's
going on," said LSA sophomore
Pamela Linneman, an Alice Lloyd
resident. "We walked into the
bathroom one day and there was
soot all over the floor, and no one
had any idea where it came from."
Lieber said she is especially
concerned because housing officials
have not told the residents why the
the showers are being covered or
how dangerous the asbestos level
is.
"You know the guy in the
plastic bubble thing? Well, that's
what the shower room looks like,"
she said. "And this is without an
explanation. I think that's what's
bothering most of us: that it looks
like this and we don't know what's
going on."

ALICE LLOYD Building'
Director Darlene Ray-Johnson was
unavailable for comment.
Another resident, LSA
sophomore Suzanne Fisher, said,
"We hadn't been told anything, and
yesterday (Saturday) I asked some
workers what exactly was going on.
They said there was no danger.
They wanted to get it (asbestos) out
before the pipes burst and
everything was contaminated."
Lieber complained that men
from the Palmer hall are using the
women's bathrooms on Angell hall
because their showers are closed.
"In fact, right now our bathroom is
co-ed because they can't use their
showers or their bathroom," she
said.
George San Facon, director of
Aiousing physical properties, said
mechanics were doing work on
rehabilitating some of the valves in
the bathrooms' plumbing "when it
became obvious that there was
some insulation back' there that
needed repair."
THE MECHANICS weren't
sure whether the asbestos insulation
was safe, so they called in
Occupational Safety and
Environmental Health and asked if
they should continue working.
After testing the level of asbestos
in the air, OSEH determined the
insulation needed repair, San Facon
said.
"We're not trying to remove all
the insulation from (the
bathrooms), because asbestos

insulation isn't a hazard per se -
only if it's in a certain type of
condition, which is basically in a
crumbly state and exposed where it
can become airborne and part of the
environment that people are
breathing," he said.
San Facon said he was not aware
of the dormitory residents' concerns
until Friday morning, when Alice
Lloyd resident directors called him.
San Facon said he and a rep-
resentative from OSEH will meet
with residents to air concerns and
answer questions at Alice Lloyd at
5 p.m. today.

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He said the residents' concerns
are understandable "because you get
people coming in with these funny
moon suits on and putting all kinds
of weird plastic barriers up."
Several residents also come-
plained about the workers neglg-
ting their duties. "The guys conw,
they block off the showers, then
they watch the Ohio State gam;"
Lieber said.
In response to students' chargs
that mechanics are wasting tinie,
San Facon said, "That+'s
inappropriate. Hell, the students are
paying them money."

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Plastic covers the entranceway to the sink area of an Alice Lloyd
bathroom, closed off because of a possible asbestos hazard.

PLENTY OF SAVINGS!

'U' receives $500,000 grant
from Ameritech Foundation

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By CARRIE LORANGER
The University of Michigan has
been chosen as one of 10 schools in
the Midwest to receive an Amer-
itech Foundation grant of $100,000
a year for five years.
The University is in the process
of evaluating programs which
would meet the stipulations of the
fund, according to Joe Roberson,
the University's director of cor-
porate and foundation relations.
The money is to be used for
sttudyingthe effects of omnfiii-
nication technology on society and
how communication relates to
public policy - areas which the
University's Institute ofgPublic
Policy is currently exploring.
Ameritech, the holding company
for- Michigan Bell and numerous
other utilities, announced the grant
recipients in Chicago last month.

There is a strong possibility that
the entire grant will go to the
Institute of Public Policy Studies,
because it is doing research which
closely follows the stipulations of
the grant. Institute Director Paul
Courant said the institute has been
working for a long time on a study
questioning the effects of commu-
nications technology on organi-
zationAl behavior.
"We had been thinking about
expanding the program even before
Ameritech came to the University,"
Courant said. "When this came up,
we were notified by the graduate
school."
"This money is not going to be
used for bricks and mortar," Rob-
erson said. The Ameritech Foun-
dation requests that the grant be
used to build stronger faculties, and
the money would be used by IPPS,

to bring in new faculty members
and visitors who can contribute to
their study, Courant said.
"Quality people in the flow of
higher education will produce
quality people for the future,"
Roberson said.
Roberson said IPPS has a good
chance or receiving the grant
because of the type of studies it is
involved in with communications
and society. The deadline for
propdsats to use the grant is March
1.
"I don't count on the money
being there yet," said Courant.
"We're just making a proposal."

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Makes You
A Leader
On Campus
Can Make You
A Leader
With Us.

Campus Cinema
Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu,
1953), CG, DBL, 6:15 p.m., Aud
A.
A simple story of an elderly couple
visiting their children in Tokyo is
given life by Ozu's remarkable scene
composition and meticulous atten -
tion to realistic and moving char -
acters. Ozus most popular film in
America.
China Seas (Tay Garnett, 1935),
CG, DBL, 8:45 p. m., Aud A.
Clark Gable must choose between
prim Rosalind Russell and salty Jean
Harlow during a high seas adventure.
Go for Harlow, Clark.
Computer Processed Film/
Music, Eye, 8 p.m., 214 N.
Fourth.
The latest look at how computers
are changing the direction of art in
America. Featuring films by re -
nowned artists like Larry Cuba and
Ken O'Connell, as well as local tal -
ents such as Orin Buck.
Ziggy Stardust (D. A.
Pennebaker, 1983), MTF, 7:45
p.m., Mich.
It's Bowie's farewell performance as
the Zig, complete with silly clothes,
freaked-out kids, and "White Light/
White Heat." Sure, he took it all too
far, but boy, could he play guitar.
Performances
University Philharmonia
Concert - School of Music, 8
p.m., Hill Auditorium (764-0594).
The program, conducted and

ven, Scriabin, Ginastera, and Liszt.
Speakers
Stephen Lee - "Mott Transitions
of Two Kinds: The MPS3 Family,"
Department of Chemistry, 4 p.m.,
1200 Chemistry Bldg.
Gunther van Well - "Germany
and the New East-West Dialogue,"
Department of Germanic Languages
and Literatures, 4:10 p.m., Rackham
West Conference Room.
Judge Longworth Quinn -
"Contemporary Approaches to the
Criminal Enforcement of Michigan's
Natural Resources Act," School of
Natural Resources, 3:30 to 5 p.m.,
1040 Dana Bldg.
Tam and Dave Ketscher -
"The High Artic, Alaska's Brooks
Range and the Noatak River," slide
show presentation, 7:30 p.m.,
Bivouac Adventure Travel, 330 S.
State St.
Meetings
Coalition for Democracy in
Latin America/(Latins in
Support of Democracy)-5:30
p.m., Michigan Union, Pond Room.
University Christian Science
Organization - 7:15, Michigan
League.
Furthermore
Safewalk - Nighttime safety
walking service, 8 p.m. to 1:30
a.m., 102 Undergraduate Library
(936-1000).
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