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Page 2 --The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 19, 1987

Shapiro returns for Regents meeting

Compiled from Associated Press reports

Although University President
Harold Shapiro is officially on
sabbatical until March, he will be
presiding over today's monthly
Board of Regents meeting.
. Shapiro didn't make the special
trip to Ann Arbor in January
because he was in London. Because
he is spending the last part of his

two-month leave in New York, he
is back to help the regents handle a
packed agenda.
While Vice President for Aca -
demic Affairs and Provost James
Duderstadt has served as interim
president during Shapiro's absence,
he did not preside over last month's
meeting because he is not a board
The amount of material to be

discussed today is indicative that
Shapiro is back. On the agenda is a
proposal to increase University
residence hall and family housing
rates. Average increases of 6.3
percent for residence halls and 5.4
percent for family housing
apartments have been officially
recommended to the regents.
Both the Senate Advisory

Committee on University Affairs
and the Michigan Student Assem -
bly are scheduled to present their
annual reports to the regents.
During the public comments
section of the meeting, students
from the recently-formed United
Coalition Against Racism are
expected to crowd the Regents
Room to express concern over
racism at the University.

(Conntinued from PaaI I
comparable housing would be a
The Medical Campus Master PI
by the Board of Regents in 1980,
tire complex as an expansion
Anthropology graduate student
ley, a spokesman for Terrace resid(
trayed that the University would1

to consider fate of
lmost impos- housing without replacing it at such a critical '
lan, approved He said that if the units are destroyed, 50 0
cites the en - people will be without homes and may be o
zone for the forced to "leave town" to find comparable hous - s
Gerald Hunt- Huntley, who has lived in Ann Arbor since
ents, feels be- 1968, said it saddens him to see the city's ex- a
be destroying pensive housing force the poor out of the com- a

'U' Terrace
"It isn't a U Terrace matter at this point," he
said. He said the resident who would be forced
out of their residences would find other housing
n Ann Arbor, thus exacerbating the housing
Huntley said that in 1980 when the plan was
approved, the current housing shortage was not

Program to give credit for six-week African trip

(Continued from Page 1)
villagers and see first-hand how
Africans live.
"You grow closer to the people
by being with the people," she said.
Students will spend the first four
weeks traveling and the remainder
of the trip in Benin, the group's
home base.

While in Africa students will
meet with government officials as
well as people from academia.
There are also special events in
Africa when the group will be
there, including an arts festival in
Dakar and a festival on the African
origins of American blacks in

CAAS is now accepting
applications for the six-credit
program. The costs are $1,625 for
travel and $2,500 for all other
CAAS hopes at least 15 students
will partake in the program, but
there is no fixed upper limit. The

program is open to all students. A
knowledge of French is helpful but
not required.
Applications are available at the
Center for Afro-American and
African Studies at room 200 of the
West Engineering Building and are
due April 10.

Senate committee votes to
halt U. S. aid to Contras
WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted
11-9 yesterday to halt U.S. aid to Nicaragua's anti-government guerillas
in the first major test of sentiment in the new Congress toward the
However, even supporters of the measure passed by the Democratic-
controlled committee conceded it will be vetoed by President Reagan if
it eventually passes the Senate and the House.
"I think we have the votes and I doubt that we can override the veto,"
said Sen. Claiborne Pell (D-R.I), chairman of the panel and an
opponent of Contra aid. No action by the full Senate is likely for
several weeks, he said.
The vote came after more than three hours of debate in which both
sides repeated their arguments favoring or opposing the program.
Druse attack Beirut hotel
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Druse gunmen hurling grenades stormed the
Commodore Hotel and drove out Shiite militiamen yesterday in one of
the fiercest fights of a four-day battle for control of Moslem West
Both sides ignored threats by Syria to send in troops with shoot-to-
kill orders unless Shiite and leftist gunmen stop their struggle for
domination of the city's Moslem sector. Syria supports all the factions
Pools of blood splattered the lobby of the seven-story Commodore,
once the headquarters of foreign correspondents. Rockets punched huge
holes in its walls before the assault, and many air conditioners were
blown away.
Wildlife dies in refuge
RENO, Nev. - Federal workers in boats and on shore yesterday
picked up some of the 1,500 birds that died along with 3 million fish at
-a wildlife refuge where the water has become a "chemical sink,"
according to one scientist.
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife workers planned to burn the birds late in
the day to prevent them from contaminating other wildlife, said Ken
Merritt, assistant manager at the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge 60
miles east of Reno.
He said nothing is being done with the fish.
The fish probably were victims of the increasing salinity of their
evaporating lake and of natural and manmade poisons, said Dick
Navarre, a fish biologist with the Fish and Wildlife Service in Reno.
Study reveals no evidence
for use of lie detectors
CHICAGO - A two-year study by the Depatment of Defense so far
has found no evidence that lie detectors would be useful in screening.
employees in sensitive positions, says a congressional report due to be
released shortly.
The Department of Defense, which was authorized to screen 7,000
people during the last two years as part of the Counterintelligence=
Scope Polygraph Te st Program, has screened 3,993 people and has not
collected the information needed to know whether the tests were
accurate, said Denise Dougherty of the congressional Office of
Technology Assessment, which prepared the report.


Staff retirement threatens speech program

(Continued from Page 1)
this program, their application will
be returned to them with a letter
stating that this department has
been placed under moratorium."
Students in the division are
trained to treat disorders such as
hearing impairment and stuttering.
Levine said she was also upset
about the way she learned of the
moratorium. "I found out via a
student who knew an undergraduate
who had her application returned
with this letter. My heart dropped,
because I had not heard a peep from
anybody that there was even the
potential for this to take place.
None of us knew it. It hit me like a
piece of lead.
"(Department chair Kenneth
Watkin) realized that rumors were
going around and felt that it was his
responsibility to let us know the
scoop," she said...1-.,._
School of Education Dean Carl

Berger said the students may have
misinterpreted the development. "A
moratorium means you have
stopped admissions for a period of
time. It doesn't mean you've made
a final decision. They are obviously
worried that the department could
close, so perhaps they took the

executive committee has examined
every single program in the School
of Education as early retirements
come up. Instead of just placing
people differently, we question if
we should reallocate our resources."
Edith Szabo, the last student
admitted to the program before the

A moratorium means you have stopped admissions
for a period of time. It doesn't make a final decision.

program, which Levine estimated
has 25 students, supplies three
communication disorder clinics.
"The sad thing is that if our
department is closed down, there are
no clinicians. There aren't going to
be any students to provide therapy,"
Levine said. "There will be no need
to have these clinics around,
because there's not going to be any
manpower. Where are the people in
Ann Arbor - and the University
faculty and student body - who
need our services going to go?"
Berger said it is too early to
make predictions about the fate of
the program. "The notion of a
moratorium on enrollments is not
unusual. We've set enrollments
since 1984. We may reopen it with
an increase or a decrease, or we may
decide to shift our resources
elsewhere, but that is a very long
process and we haven't made that
decision yet."
Berger would not speculate on
when the decision will be made.

- Carl Berger,

dean, School of Education

more negative possibilities," he
Berger said the catalyst for the
moratorium occurred when a faculty
member retired early, upsetting the
balance of teachers to students in
.the small department. "Our

moratorium was imposed, said,
"They told us the School of
Education had a budget cut over the
past five years of 40 percent. I
guess they were looking to cut us."
Levine said she is worried that if
the moratorium leads to the
department's elimination, not just
students will be affected. The

Public Notice
Michigan Student Assembly
1987-88 Election
March 17th and 18th
Positions Available:
Name of Position: Number of Positions:
MSA President 1 President-Vice President
MSA Vice President Slate
MSA LSA Representative 9
MSA Rackham Rep. 4
MSA Engine Rep. 2
MSA Business Rep. 2
MSA Medical Rep. 1
MSA Art Rep. 1
MSA Architecture Rep. 1
MSA Law Rep. 1
MSA Natural Resources Rep. 1
MSA Nursing Rep. 1
MSA Pharmacy Rep. 1
Board for Student Publications 1 Graduate (2 year term)
Board for Student Publications 1 Undergrad (2 year term)
Appications Available: Friday, February 6th
Applications Due: Friday, February 20th 5:00 p.m.
Michigan Student Assembly 3909 Michigan 763-3241

PIRGIM's future unsure

(Continued from Page 1)
PIRGIM through a refundable MSA
Both questions will remain on
the March ballot. The funding
system which gains the greatest
student support will be presented to
the Board of Regents for approval.
"The real problem we have is
that this will confuse students,"
said PIRGIM member Wendy
Seiden. "The same people basically
supported 'Save PIRGIM' and 'Kill
She said the group will try to
explain to students the options they
are voting on before the election.
KRAUS SAID that students
are unaware of the problems with a
positive checkoff system. "It's to-
tally misleading for them to look at
that question and answer it not
knowing the consequences," he
said. "There are only four PIRGs
left in the country that remain on
this positive checkoff system, out
of hundreds of PIRGs. They all

MSA President Kurt Muenchow
agreed that the ineffectiveness of the
positive checkoff system has been
statistically proven. "It doesn't
work after two or three years," he
said. "However, it seems to be the
most straightforward and fair me-
chanism possible."
Muenchow said a positive
checkoff system would not force
PIRGIM off campus. "I think
PIRGIM will do what they should
have done in the first place - force
the regents to vote on the
(funding)," he said.
PIRGIM has sought MSA's
support since November, when the
regents indicated that they would
not support a refusable fee for
PIRGIM funding.
The student-run environmental
group collected 16,874 student
signatures last year to confirm
student interest, but the regents did
not feel the petition drive obligated
them to support the group.

Party reputation, Playboy
invite embarrass school
MACON, Ga. - Officials at Mercer University, already blushing
over the "party school" accolade bestowed on the Baptist institution
by Playboy magazine, are hoping students won't take up Playboy's
latest offer.
Playboy announced last month that Mercer, which doesn't allow
drinking on campus, made the ninth-highest spot on its list of top
party colleges.
Last week, the magazine said it would seek models for its annual
back to school issue in October from the top 10.
"I think we have a fine population of bright young women, and I
would not anticipate what their response would be," Emily Myers,
vice president for university relations and development, said. "We
would hope they would choose not to be interested."
She said school administrators were "totally surprised and shocked
at the listing, as I think most of the students were."
The selection, based in part on other students' votes, "might have
been a sort of prank" by students at other schools in Georgia, she said.
California State University at Chico was number one on the list.
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