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teach-in brings
values to work

State gives


$9.9 million in

The College of Architecture and
Urban Planning cancelled classes
ydsterday so students and faculty
members could take time to discuss
values and how to apply them to
pir fields.
Dean Robert Beckley said the
idea for a teach-in came from a
meeting he had with a group of
Black students and professors in the
college. After some of the recent
rtcist incidents on campus, they
"decided it was necessary to tackle
the problem in the college head
on," Beckley explained.
The teach-in's objectives, Beck -
ley said, were to get students and
faculty members to discuss issues
together in an informal way, to set
an agenda for the college and give it
direction for the future, and to help
individuals form their own agendas
and. re-evaluate iheir own value
"The events of the past few
Weeks remind us that it is easy to
Ilose sight of purpose," Beckley
said, addressing an overflow crowd
in the architecture auditorium.
"Having slid down the hill, now we
axe going to begin to climb it
Beckley challenged students and
faculty to design an agenda focusing
on the college and profession, and
to "change this institution if it
rneeds change. One of the
pportunities we have today is to
think big thoughts."
Students and faculty members
spent the morning in 10-member
workshops discussing racism and
lbo* that reflected on personal
4aiues. In afternoon sessions,
pafticipants discussed conclusions
reached in the morning in relation
to he fields of architecture and

ATMOSPHERE was relaxed
throughout the serious topics of
discussion. Pizzas were brought in
for lunch, and fruit and coffee were
provided for a mid-afternoon break.
At the conclusion of the dis -
cussions, participants were invited
for hot dogs, chips, and beer.
Yesterday's discussions were
meant to be a part of a long-term
solution to eliminate racism from
the college. "Issues today will be
part of the future of the architectural
design curriculum," said Archtecture
Prof. Soontorn Boonyatikarn. "We
have accomplished quite a bit. The
next thing'we have to do is
implement it."
That may take time to
accomplish. According to statistics
from the Office of Affirmative
Action, only three of 175 under -
graduates in the college are Black.
There are also only three Black
students in the graduate program.
Some students believe racism is
just part of the problem facing the
college. Paul Somers, a junior, said
that being on North Campus
isolated the college from the rest of
the University. "We miss diver -
sity," he said.
The isolation also impairs
'communication with the rest of the
University, junior Kathleen Jordan
said. "I didn't know what was going
on until I went home to New York
and saw it on the news."
"The first step is to keep this
going," Beckley said in his closing
remarks. One long-term solution
suggested yesterday was an all-
college meeting at the beginning of
the term. Beckley also appointed
the 40 workshop leaders to an ad
hoc committee that will make a
report and recommendations based
on the discussions.

LANSING (AP) - Michigan's
15 public colleges and universities
have been awarded more than $85
million to continue research
projects and begin new ones, Gov.
James Blanchard said yesterday.
The awards come in the second
year of Michigan's Research
Excellence Fund; they support
projects which contribute to the
state's economic development
efforts, Blanchard said.
"Research and development of
new products and technologies at
our colleges and universities is key
to Michigan's economic future and
the creation of jobs," Blanchard
A panel of state officials
reviewed and approved thetproposals
before the funds were released.
The University received $9.9
million for 1986-87, said Alan
Price, Interim Associate Vice
president for Research. Price said
$8.96 million was spent on a
variety of engineering projects,
with the rest going to a joint
biotechnology project of LSA and
the Medical School.
"The hope is that the technology
will benefit the state," said Price.
"University scientists create new
ideas ... and the technology they
create can be used to create

ACCORDING to Roberta
Palmer, assistant to the Vice
president for Government
Relations, the state's four research
institutions - the University,
Michigan State University, Wayne
State University, and Michigan
Technological University - divided
90 percent of the $25 million
among themselves, with the rest
going to smaller schools.
The University received the most
money, Price said, because funding
was based on the amount of
research each institution already did.
Here is how much the colleges
Central Michigan University,
$400,000; Eastern Michigan
University, $400,000; Ferris State
College, $150,000; Grand Valley
State College, $225,000; Lake
Superior State College, $102,175;
Michigan Tech, $1.1 million;
Michigan State, $6.6 million;
Northern Michigan University,
$225,000; Oakland University,
$500,000; Saginaw Valley State
College, $342,372; U-M Dearborn,
$225,000; U-M Flint, $126,937;
Wayne State, $4.4 million;
Western Michigan University,
Daily Staff Writer Edward Kleine
contributed to this story.


Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
April showers?
Doug Gofton clears snow away from the back of the LSA building after
yesterday's unseasonal snowfall.

Guerrillas infiltrated infantry
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) - Guerrillas enlisted in the
army and infiltrated the El Paraiso infantry base before the big attack that
killed 69 Salvadoran soldiers and a U.S. military adviser, the base
commander said yesterday.
The Green Beret U.S. army sergeant killed was the first American
serviceman to die in battle in El Salvador's 7-year-old civil war.
"There had to be someone who infiltrated," Col. Gilberto Rubio,
commander of the base, told reporters.
He said the army had concrete leads and was investigating the
infiltration of the 4th Infantry Brigade garrison.

Institute names interim head

IRS will extend filing deadline
Taxpayers who file Form 1040 extension beyond April 15, tax -
dr 1040A can request an automatic payers must complete Form 4868,
four-month extension of time to "Application for Automatic Exten -
fI oke aaome erns b sion of Time to File U.S. Indivi
However, that the extension to file dual Income Tax Return," and for -
tax returns is not .an extension of ward it to the service center pro -
time to nav cessing returns for their area.

To obtain the four-month

-Internal Revenue Service


hat's happening in Ann Arbor today

LSA Dean Peter Steiner has
named the interim Director for the
new Humanities Institute, formed at
the March University Board of
Regents meeting.
English Prof. John Knott will
serve as the interim Director for the
1987-88 academic year while insti -
tute officials search for a permanent
director, which they hope will be
appointed'by fall, 1988.
Knott said he is not a candidate
for the permanent director because
he plans to go on sabbatical in
The institute, established pri -
marily through private endowments
targeted at $5 million by the end of
1987, will occupy a wing in the
Rackham graduate school building.
It will house lectures, conferences

and researchhon interdisciplinary
topics in the humanities.
Knott will help set up a six-
member executive committee and
work with them to until a per -
manent director is appointed.
Knott hopes to finish
establishing the institute in Rack -
ham as well as invite speakers and
possibly some long term visitors to
the institute.
WITH THE executive
committee, Knott will appoint one
or two University faculty members
to serve as Faculty Fellows. They
will receive research funds by the
administration for interdisciplinary
humanities projects.
The committee will also choose
graduate students to serve as
Student Fellows. The students will
be relieved of their teaching

commitments and will concentrate
solely on research. They also will
be given funds from the admini -
stration to do their research.
But the bulk of the activities at
the institute will come from outside
lecturers and guest researchers.
Their stays at the institute will
range from a week to conduct a
series of lectures to an entire
semester to conduct research
"I hope this institute has a wide
impact upon the humanities. I hope
to have a considerable number of
faculty and graduate students
involved in one way or another in it
next year," said Knott.

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Tokers support $5 pot
law and rallying GEO

(Continued from Page 1)
groups supported each other. "The
TA's have a point. Most other
schools provide full tuition and
other benefits. They should be
given what they deserve," said
basher Louise Rosenfield.
"We came out to see and support
the TA's and, while we were here,
smoke some," said RC freshman
Kiersta Burke.
TA protesters didn't worry that
the bash would diminish the

significance of their protest. Most
felt the Hash-Bashers were "just
having fun, and not making a lot of
"Besides," one TA added, "the
more people out here, the more
people see what's going on."
Yesterday's pot-pourri ended
without arrests. According to
Captain Rady of the Ann Arbor
police department, the police "don't
recognize that there was a 'Hash
Bash' taking place yesterday."


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The Native American Student Association and Minority Student Services
are co-sponsoring the 15th Annual Ann Arbor POW WOW. This event
has traditionally hosted the largest "coming together" of Native Ameri-
can dancers and singers in the State of Michigan. Many Indian artisans
and craftsmen will be displaying and selling authentic Native American
merchandise. Come share the experience.


Sat., April 4, Grand Entry 1:00 and 7:00 pm
Sun., April 5, Grand Entry 1:00 pm
Coliseum, corner of Hill Street and Fifth Ave.

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Admission: Adults $5.00/day, Children $2.00/day; Weekend Pass $8.00
All students 50% off with student ID
American Indian Law Day: Fri., April 3rd

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