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Nine members of the Latin }
American Solidarity Committee
(LASC) were arrested Thursday
afternoon for trespassing inside thei
Federal Building. The LASC mem-
bers were protesting United States
intervention in Central America.
According to Sgt. King of the1
Ann Arbor Police Department, "the
three females and six males decided
they would rather be arrested for
their cause than leave the building."
: The police gave the protesters a
referred arrest, which means they
were released without bond. None
of the protesters were formally
charged, but King said charges will
be pressed after a city prosecutor
and detective examine the case
sometime this week.
"Next time, federal officials will
probably arrest the protesters. They #
will be given a ticket and a court
date for a few weeks (later) at federal
court in Detroit," King added.
The LASC protests have been
held weekly since Jan. 9. The local1
National Guard armory and naval
recruiting center have also been
Members of the Ann Arbor
Sister City Task Force, the group
appointed by city council to
increase the quality of life in Juig-
alpa, Nicaragua, endorsed the pro-
tests in early January.
Failed coup
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - i
Filipinos cast ballots yesterday to1
approve or disapprove a new consti -1
tution. The voting was seen as - a
crucial test of strength for President1
Corazon Aquino's 11-month-old l
Small explosions ,within . 20
minutes occurred at three locations

The Michigan Daily - Monday, February 2, 1987- Page 3

Speaker urges Asian Americans
to become politically active

The president of the National
Women's Political Caucus urged
Asian American students to become
actively involved in politics, a field
in which that group's participation
has been limited.
Irene Natividad, one of the
highest ranking Asian females in
national politics, spoke Friday
night to about 50 people in the
Michigan Union. Her speech was
the highlight of the University's
celebration of Asian American
month in January.
Peppering her message with
statistics and pleas, Natividad said
Asian Americans need to be
involved in all levels of gov-
"Unless we convert our econ-
omic and educational achievements
into political power, we will re-
main an invisible minority," she
According to a survey done by
the National Women's Political
Caucus, only 123 Asian Americans
held elected offices in national and
city levels in 1982. Forty seven of

these were women, discounting
Natividad said that despite their
apparent academic and economic
success, Asian Americans face
many racially-oriented problems
while they have few political
spokespeople to fight for their
"The media image of Asians as
successful, highly educated, hard-
working, overachievers who don't
make waves is an image that angers
me but installs pride in me at the
same time,"Natividad said.
Natividad said the median
income of Asian American families
is $23,000, as compared to $20,800
for white families. But, "the model
minority stereotype of Asians
glosses over the fact that we too are
discriminated against," Natividad
She said this racial discrim-
ination can be overt or it can be
subtle, as in cases of Asian
Americans being denied upper level
management positions and salaries
equivalent to their education level.
But she said part of the problem

lies among those Asian Americans
who do not actively demand equal
treatment, in the office or in
"Many Asian Americans are not
even involved in the most minimal
level of politics - voting,"
Natividad said. "There are people
who die in our home countries... in
order to vote; and here we take it for
This situation is partially a
result of old exclusionary acts
which have created the sense in
Asian Americans of not being a
part of the country. Natividad said
that before 1950, Asian residents
born outside the United States were
not allowed to become U.S.
Natividad urged Asian Americans
not only to vote, but to become
legislators and executives themsel-
"What we don't want to be doing
is eternally lobbying on the
outside; what I want to see in the
future is us in the political center,"
she said.


Irene Natividad, president of the National Women's Political Caucus,
spoke to a crowd of 50 during the University's celebration of Asian
American month Friday at the Union.

Law School conside

The Law School Student Senate
(LSSS) will vote at their regular
meeting tonight on proposals to
regulate the use of typewriters dur-
ing exams.
Law School students currently
have the option of typing their in-
class exams if they provide their
own typewriters, but they are
prohibited from using any personal
computers, word processors, or
memory typewriters during exam-
Associate Dean for Student
Affairs Susan Eklund said in a letter
to the senate that "this policy runs

counter to technology as each year
better and cheaper memory type-
writers are becoming available to
our students."
But in the same letter, Eklund
expressed concern over possible
cheating on closed book exams.
With existing technology, students
could conceivably bring prohibited
material stored in a memory bank
to an exam
Law School Prof. James White
encourages his students to use type-
writers during exams. Typed res-
ponses are easier to read, he said:
"The only problem I see is a prob-
lem of cheating."

rs typewritten
LSSS President Reginald Turner would prohibit t
said that a "number of variables" more advanc
aside from cheating need to be typewriters wit
addressed. He said, for example, that would require ti
some wealthy or technologically provide machin
experienced students might have an who wishes to t}
advantage on exams. The other
During a typical exam, according advocate setting
to Turner, "there is rarely enough
time to answer any question fully.
The ability to get an answer down
on paper is at a premium." This
ability, said Turner, is aided by the EDIT
use of technologically advanced
typewriters and word processors.
Two proposals are currently on
the table, according to Turner. One

the use of anything
ed than electric
thout memory and
hat the Law School
aes for any student
ype an exam.
proposal would
very few limits on

exam policy

the "level of technology," but
would set up a system of monitor-
ing that would prevent students
from bringing in "canned" answers
to closed-book exams.
Additional proposals could come
up at the meeting, Turner said.

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spurs new I
in Manila the night before the
plebiscite, but no one was injured,
private radio station DZRH said.
The explosions, apparently from
homemade bombs, were at the San,
Roque Roman Catholic Church, a
bookstore, and in a vacant lot about
200 yards from the DZRH studios,
according to the broadcast. Police

Filipino constitution vote

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said they had no suspects.
Also last night, Manila police
arrested two men and seized 120
sticks of dynamite after learning of
a plot to disrupt the voting.
The military put 79 battalions
on alert to. prevent trouble during
the nationwide voting, which came
days after the government put down
I a military coup attempt by

supporters of former President
Ferdinand Marcos.
Polls were open from 7 a.m. to
3 p.m. (6 p.m. yesterday to 1 a.m.
today EST). Nationwide results
were not expected for days, but the
private National Movement for Free
Elections said it expected definitive
results from the Manila area by
midnight (11 a.m. today EST).







Campus Cinema
8MM Film Festival: Far
Eastern Super 8MM Films,
Eye & AAFC, 7:00 p.m., 214 N.
A six-pack from Hong Kong director
Comyn Mo, and one from Japaneese
director Shunichi Nagasaki.
L.A. Raw, Eye, 9:30 p.m., 214 N
Super 8 from the L.A. club scene,
including Modi Frank's Bad Day
(written and produced by Exene
Cervenka), and the cult classic
Lovedolls Superstar (David Markey,
Theodore Goldberg - "Health
Care of the Elderly: The Canadian
Experience," School of Social Work,
4 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
Mary Minock and Peggy
Moller - Readings from their
work, Guild House Writers Series, 8
p.m., 802 Monroe.
Umar Riaz - "Analogies Between
Boranes and Transition Metal Clus -
ters," Department of Chemistry, 4
p.m., Room 1200, Chemistry Bldg.
Samuel J. Eldersveld -
"Political Party Activists: The Elite
Stratum at the Heart of the Party
System," 8 p.m., Rackham Amphi -
Tsung Yu Pan - "Fractographic
Study of Fiber Composites," Macro -
molecular Research Center, 1 p.m.,
Room 1006, Dow Bldg.
Michael Garcia-"Hispanics and
Educational Concerns in the State of
Michigan," Socially Active Latino
Students Association/ Chicano Grad -
uate Student Association, noon,
Pendleton Room, Union.
Greeks for Peace Meeting - 8
p.m., Dominick's Basement.
Pay Equity Meeting - 7:30
p.m.. Council Chambers. 2nd Floor,

Lacrosse Team Practice - 6-8
p.m., Colliseum.
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry Meeting - 6:30 p.m.,
,2231 Angell Hall.
Christian Science Organiza-
tion Meetings - 7:15, Michigan
FMC Corporation Pre-Inter -
view - SWE, 7-9 p.m., Room
1078 East Engineering (763-5027).
Career Conference for Minor-
ity & Disabled Students Pre-
Conference Workshop - Career
Planning & Placement, 6-8 p.m.,
"Defining a Career Objective"
Lecture - Career Planning &
Placement, 4:10-5 p.m., CP&P.
"Creating a Resume" Lecture
- Career Planning & Placement,
4:10-5:30 p.m., CP&P.
"Job Search for the
International Student" Lecture
- Career Planning & Placement,
221619 Art & Architerture Bldg.
"Job Search Lecture" Lec-
ture- Career Planning & Place-
ment, 6-8 p.m., B115 MLB.
SAFEWALK. - Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, 8-1:30 p.m.,
Room 102, UGLI.
Free Introductory Personal
Stress Management Sessions
- Catherine McAuley Health
Center, 7:30 p.m., Education Center,
McAuley Health Center.
Send announcemeats of tp-
coming events to "The List,"
c/o The Michigan Daily, 420
Maynard St., Ann Arbor,
Mich., 48109. Include all per-
tinent information and a con-
tract phone number. We must
receive announcements for
Friday and Sunday events at
least two weeks before the
event, and announcements for
weekday events must be
received at least two days
before the event.

cordially invites you to attend
Dr. Goldberg is Professor and Chairman of the Department of
Health Administration, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Toronto and former Chairman of the Department of
Community Medicine, Wayne State University
Monday, February 2, 1987, 4:00 P.M.
Rackham Building Amphitheatre
Fourth Floor
915 East Washington, Ann Arbor
Reception immediately following in the Rackham Assembly Hall

Positions Available
" Treasurer
" Fund Allocator
" Action Group Representatives
FIN our Application by Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1987
at 4003 Michigan Union
or call 764-4799


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