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The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 23, 1987-- Page 3

Young
addresses
racism,
ethics
By WENDY LEWIS
Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young
expressed his support for student
protesters against racism before a
full house Friday afternoon. The
former United Nations Ambas-
sador's comments came during a
speech on global ethics.
Young, the keynote speaker for
the 20th annual William McInally
Memorial Lecture at Hale
Auditorium, is a long-time civil
rights activist and associate of the
late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He
was also the first black elected from
Georgia to the U.S. House of
Representatives in 101 years.
"My gut reaction is that I'm
proud of the students for not being
complacent. I think that Michigan
almost took the issue for granted,"
he said.
He said many universities "fall
victim to the liberal notion that
racism is a lack of education."
Young also responded harshly to
University Regent Deane Baker's
(R-Ann Arbor) comment about the
lack of qualified black students at
the University being the fault of the
state's public school system.
"The University ought to go
into our high schools and neigh-
borhoods and start working with
our students," Young said.
In the rest of his speech entitled
"Global Ethics: Our Responsi-
bility," Young said big business
should show social responsibility
and not be concerned only with
profit. He also criticized the United
States' high military expenditures.
"It's the military spending that
has essentially dislocated our entire
economy... It's politics and econ-
omics, not military security that
has an economic hold on our
nation."
Young commented that the
United States has not "thought
critically about our economy.
There's got to be a concept of cost
effectiveness applied to defense."
Young also said American busi-
nesses need to utilize the entire
global market if they want to
survive.
"The companies that are surv-
iving are global companies," he
said. "It hurts my heart to see
people in Nigeria driving Mercedes
when they should be driving
Cadillacs, but General Motors
won't get into the market if they
keep a lily-white management." he
said.

Students now must

apply i
By MARTIN FRANK
Under a new policy requiring
incoming students to fill out a
separate application to get into the
University's Honors Program,
honors applicants will be subject to
closer scrutiny.
David Shappirio, director of the
Honors Program, thinks that the
separate application will enable his
office to better judge the students
that apply to the program.
"This application gives us a new
dimension that we could only make
guesses at before," said Shappirio.
The decision, which was imple -
mented last fall, replaces the former
policy under which students would
indicate on their application
whether they were interested in the
honors program, and were then
judged based on their grades and
SAT or ACT scores.
Cliff Sjogren, director of
Undergraduate Admissions, said the
'admissions office will judge the

to LSA Honors

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students based on the criteria
provided by the honors office. If a
student meets these standards, the
admissions office will send a
supplementary application for the
student to fill out and send to the
honors office.
Students must send in their
honors application 30 days after
they receive their acceptances into
the LSA program. The honors
office will then decide whether the
student belongs in the program or
not.
Sjogren thinks the new system
is a good one because, "It gives the
honors college the opportunity to
ask the necessary questions about
the student."
The supplementary application
will require students to write an
essay that can vary between a
statement of the applicant's goals
in college, or the impact a book or
an event has had on the student's
life.

The other important aspect of
the honors application is a compre -
hensive recommendation of the
student from high school teachers.
The teachers will specify the
applicant's strengths and weak -
nesses, as well as their personality
traits. This not only gives the
honors office a clearer picture of the
student, but establishes closer ties
between high schools and the
University.
The Honors Program provides
500 spaces for incoming students
each year, but it also allows at least
50 more spaces for students who
decide during the semester that they
want to join the honors program.
Class size, always a problem in
LSA courses, prevents the honors
committee from admitting more
than the 50 or so people who decide
to join once the semester starts.
Still, Shappirio likes the "flexible
admissions 'system," and will
continue to use it.

Daily Photo by GRACE TSAI
Kidfes t
Ann Arbor residents Necdet Aslan, Ebru Eras, and Yesim Mulan par-
ticipated in the International Children's Festival Saturday. The three
were volunteers at the Turkish Table.
Panel examines ethics
in-a medical programs

Anxious grads prepare for tests

(Continued from Page 1)
the best interest of the child.
Surrogate motherhood - when a
woman is artificially inseminated
with the sperm of the husband of an
infertile woman - has become
increasingly popular for couples
unable to have a baby.
Elizabeth Anderson, who will be
a member or the University's
philosophy department starting in
the fall, argued that surrogate
motherhood treats women and
children like commodities. She
argued that it is unjust to force a
mother to give up her child in a
surrogate contrayt, because of a
genetic and emotional link between
the mother and the child.
Noel Keane, a Dearborn attorney
who arranged the surrogatecontract
in the recent Baby M surrogacy
case, argued that a woman should
legally be able to be a surrogate
mother if she knowledgeably
chooses to do so. Keane called for
legislation which would make
contracts legally binding, allowing
either party to break out of the
contract before conception.
In a third topic, which focused

on the right of equal access to
health care for the poor and elderly,
two professors of philosophy,
Norman Daniels, from Tufts
University, and Loren Lomasky,
from the University of Minnesota,
discussed whether the poor and
elderly have a right to an equal
access to health care.
This discussion brought up the
philosophical question of the right
to health care and addressed whether
it is feasible to change the nation's
system of health care.
The fourth topic addressed
questions of procurement for organ
transplants.
Leonard Fleck and Thomas
Tomlinson, professors in the
Medical Humanities Programs at
MSU, ,addressed current organ
procurement policies.
Organ transplants, Fleck said,
are growing in popularity, but it
would not be cost-efficient to give
transplants to every patient who
requested one.
The cost and wastage rates of
organs is high, and the public
would view restrictions on
transplants as arbitrary.

(Continued from Page 1)
student, add to that the external
condition of a competitive profes -
sion," and a very anxious student
can emerge, he said. "I think a lot
of people take a test prep because
they don't want to leave any stone
unturned."
If test preparation courses are as
successful as they claim, a distur -
bing questions arises: Will students
without money for a course suffer?
Kaplan said, "We're doing our best
to offer these opportunities to
everyone." His centers offer scholar -
ships to "motivated, disadvantaged"
students.
ANOTHER local school, Ex -
cel, on East University and South
University streets does not offer
scholarships for its $300 classes.
According to founder Norman Mil -
ler, "I doubt that $300 is a large
percentage of someone's total costs
of going to college... People have
different priorities."
Many students who have been
through a test preparation course
believe that it was money well
spent. Rackham Graduate-Student
Megan Morrison thinks Kaplan was
"excellent" in teaching her how to
approach the GRE.
"I think it's a must. It's not
how much you learned or how
smart you are... It taught you how
to approach those types of ques -
tions," she said.
HOWEVER, some students

who have been through a course
feel it wasn't worth the time or the
expense.
"They've got a real racket
going," said law student Mary
Houle, who took the LSAT course
at Kaplan. "I think it's very expen -
sive for what you get... there are
alternatives that are just as good."
Kaplan denies that his courses
teach students how to get around
tests. "Finding out what the test-
maker would think without getting
the skills just doesn't work," he
said. "People who go in thinking
they can beat the test are fooling
themselves."
However, administrators are
skeptical about test preparation
schools. "You have to study for the
test, but we don't have any evidence
that taking the course helps predict -
ably," said Stillwagon. He sug -
gested one-on-one tutoring for stud -
ents who think they are in real
trouble. He also advised prospective
law students to "take a logic
course."
Rice said he knows of knows of
no definitive study proving the
value of test prep schools. "I think
clearly the potential exists... to
improve test scores," he said, but
said that the method depends on the
individual student.
THERE ARE also less expen -
sive ways to prepare for tests that
admissions officers and graduate
students say are just as effective as

a class.
Practice exams, which come free
of charge to test applicants, get
almost unanimous approval as a
method of familiarizing students
with exams. Several companies
publish practice books for the more
popular exams - ETS publishes
books with three actual past exams
for the GRE tests and the GMAT.
The firm recently came out with p
new computer program for the GRE
General Test which grades practice
tests automatically and tells users
why their answers were right or
wrong.

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WT's IST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Campus Cinema
Martin Rumsby Presents "The
Invisible Cinema": Super 8
From New Zealand And
Elsewhere, Eyemediae, 8 p.m.,
214 North Fourth.
Just like it says.
Cotton Club (Francis Ford
Coppola, 1985), MTF, DBL/7 p.m.,
Mich.
Richard Gere is an irreverant
trumpet player who is taken under
the wing of Dutch Schultz after he
saves the gangster's life. Diane Lane,
Gregory Hines, Tom Waits.
Barbarella (Roger Vadim, 1968),
MTF, DBL/9:30 p.m., Mich.
Jane Fonda is a futuristic sex kitten
who, en route to a far off planet to
find Duran Duran, is attacked by
killer dolls, killer parakeets, killer
children, bisexual evil empresses
(well, only one of those), and the
dreaded Organ of Pleasure. If you've
ever taken Ms. Fonda or her politics
seriously, this movie is a must-see.
Tea In The Harem (M. Charef,
1986), C2, 7 & 9 p.m., MLB 3.
The student demonstrations in
France last year serve as the backdrop
to this story of friendship and love.
Speakers
Sergei Dovlatov - "The Soviet
Press Today," Center for Russian and
East European Studies,
Amphitheatre, Rackham.
Greg Bornschein - "Starting
Your Own Business," University
Entrepreneur's Club, 5 p.m., 1407
Mason Hall.

West Engineering.
Craig Donahue - "The
Chemistry of Tetrakis (5-t-Butyl-2-
Mercaptopyrimadinato) Tungsten (4)
and Related Complexes," Department
of Chemistry, 4 p.m., Room 1200,
Chemistry Bldg.
Meetings

Christian Science
ation Meeting -
Michigan League.

Organiz-
7:15 p.m.,

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IN RADIATION PROTECTION
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
If you are interested in a professional people-oriented
career associated with ;he management of radiation
sources in medicine, industry, government, or private
business, you can expect increasing job and salary po-
tentials due to increasing demand for our graduates.
Various fellcwships and work programs are available
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those with undergraduate degrees in the sciences or
engineering.
Call Professor Jacobson zt 313/764-0523
for rmire information.
Be Our Guest
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Students in good academic standing are invited to take
advantage of spring and summer by enrolling in course-
work at our easily accessible campus. We offer
University of Michigan credit through a full array of
day and evening classes.

Furthermore
S A F E W A L K - Night time
Safety Walking Service, 8 p.m- 1:30
a.m., Room 102, UGLI (936-1000).
Discussion and Exploration
of IATA Library - International
Appropriate Technology
Association, 7-9 p.m., 4202 Union
(665-5244).
"Breaking Silence, Rape by
Dates, Friends, and Lovers,"
Video and Discussion -
Citizen's Advisory Committee on
Rape Prevention, 7 p.m., Anderson
Rooms C-D, Union (763-5865).

The University of Michigan
CENTER FOR CHINESE.STUDIES
presents the sixth annual
ALEXANDER ECKSTEIN MEMORIAL LECTURE
NICHOLAS LARDY
Professor of Economics,
Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington, Seattle
"CHINA'S SECOND ECONOMIC REVOLUTION"
An Examination of the origins, successes and failures
of the Chinese post-Mao reform process,
and implications for the U.S.
MARCH 26,1987
8:00 p.m.
RACKHAM AMPHITHEATRE
Reception following the lecture,
COMMONS ROOM, LANE HALL
FREE
$1,000,000
What would you do with it?
The LSA Student Government
Essay Contest
If you were an administrator at the University
of Michigan and had $1,000,000 to spend
on the University, how would you spend it
and why?

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