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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, October 27, 1987- Page 3


Visiting prof. hopes
to inspire Black
youths to medicine

Drug may
alleviate test
taking anxiety

University of Cincinnati Prof.
Alvin Crawf-rd who began his four-
day stay as the Martin Luther
King/Caesar Chavez/ Rosa Parks
program visiting professor yesterday,
said he hoped his visit would inspire
Black students to go into the field of
The visiting professor program is
designed to allow members of the
University community to interact
with visiting minority faculty.
"I consider my being here to be
the result of crucial issues that the
University has had to face in the last
two years concerning their minority
- Black - representation in posi-
tions of responsibility," Crawford
Dr. Fred Hankin, who works in
the University's orthopaedic surgery
division, called Crawford a "giant in
orthopaedic surgery" and said Craw-
ford's visit will give resident doctors
a unique opportunity to interact with
Crawford in small seminars.
"BY HAVING ME here in an
interim situation, I would hope to
present myself in such a light that
those young Blacks eager to enter
into medicine or other scholarly
fields would be able to identify with
me," Crawford said.
In 1964 Crawford was the first

Black to graduate from the Tennessee
College of Medicine. He received the
school's distinguished alumnus
award three weeks ago.
Aside from teaching at the Uni-
versity of Cincinnati, Crawford is
the director of orthopaedics at the
Children's hospital at the Medical
Center of Cincinnati.
He is also an editor of two
medical journals - the National
Medical Association Journal and the
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.
C R A W F O R D will speak to-
night at 7 p.m. in the Medical Sci-
ence Building's West Lecture Hall on
the role Blacks have played in
He spent his first day at the
University discussing his philoso-
phy of success with Ann Arbor
Pioneer High School students and
touring Mott Children's Hospital.
Crawford said he told the students
his formula for achievement, which
he calls "the "M.I.I.D. concept."
Crawford told the students that with
motivation, integrity, industry, and
desire "all things can be accom-
Pioneer Spanish teacherCSam
DeNicolo, said he thought Craw-
ford's talk was positive because it
allowed the students to interact with
a university professor.

LSATs, GMATs, GREs, or
MCATs - for students, they mean
sweaty palms and shaky knees. But
the days of deep breaths and warm
glasses of milk may be over,
according to a recent Brandeis Uni-
versity study.
Prescription drugs called beta
blockers were tested on a group of
high school students taking the
Scholastic Aptitude Test. Most
people, without taking the drug,
improve an average of 28 points on
both sections the second time they
take the SAT.
The study, conducted by Dr. Har-
rison Faigel, director of Health
Services at Brandeis, found that the
30 students in this study improved
an average of more than 100 points
after taking the drug.
positive results, the drug has not
been approved for such use by the
Food and Drug Administration.
Gwyn Reis, consumer safety officer
for Cardi-renal Drug Products
Division at the FDA, said she was
unaware of the study.
People have been studying the
relationship between beta blockers
and anxiety, but the drug has not
been approved in that capacity, Reis
Beta blockers are not a new drug;
they have been used for 25 years.
Consisting of a basic amino acid,
the drugs ease the physical effects of
nervousness. Dr. Randolph Nesse,
director of the anxiety program at the

University's Anxiety Disorder
Clinic, said they have been pre-
scribed for heart patients, actors, and
musicians in order to calm their
Nesse said beta blockers are not
addicting when taken one time, such
as for an exam. "They are not a dan-
gerous medicine," he said.
BUT NOT everyone is ready to
use the drug as an exam calmer. Dr.
Ceasar Briefer, director of University
Health Services, said students should
not immediately turn to pills for the
answer to their test-taking problems.
"Popping pills every time one feels
stress in the long run probably is
not the way to go," he said.
Ellen Buchman, a first-year LSA
student, agreed with Briefer: "It is
just another drug for someone to get
addicted to. I think a person can
control their anxiety through other
means, like exercise."
"A LOT OF TIMES a little
bit of stress can be helpful in terms
of productivity," Briefer said,
referring to the drug's ability to relax
the patient.
Graduate student and political
science teaching assistant Judith
Kullberg said, "Sometimes anxiety
is related to good performance on an
Briefer said beta blockers have
side effects, like depression, espe-
cially in people afflicted with asthma
and diabetes.
And not all the side effects are,
known. Taraneh Shafii, a first-year
LSA student said, "I don't think that
a person should have to take a
sedative before a test. What if it
makes them drowsy? That might
make them do worse.".

Councillor speculates
Mayor may veto bill
contnued from Page 1) The City Council also discussed a
said Jernigan, adding that the time is proposal to strenghten police
wrong for the program. He suggested enforce-ment against "passing up" at
a "well thought out" ordinance to Michigan Stadium football games.
regulate skate-boards as an The planned ordinance would assign
alternative. uniformed police officers to take
City Attorney Bruce Laidlaw said "visible positions" at games, and
the rangers would have as much would distribute a flyer which
authority as a complaining citizen. explains why passing up is illegal.
Edgren said the rangers' uniforms The council had taken no action
would give them practical, if not on the proposal at time of press last
legal, authority, night.
What's hazppening in Ann Arbor today

This famous depiction of Rape of the Sabine Women is used by the Pi
Kappa Phi fraternity as a cautionary message for Sexual Assault
Awareness Week.
Talks dispel myths
about date rape

(Continued from Page 1)
illustrated from mutual consenting
sex to different degrees of force:
emotional coercion, implicit
coercion, verbal threats, force with
and without a weapon.
Dietz said the key to ac-
quaintance rape prevention is
assertiveness. He said men, as
well as women, can be vulnerable.
Common emotions in a college
environment - peer pressure,
drunkenness, depression, or lone-
liness - make people vulnerable
to sexual coercion.
The Kappa Diamonds - an
auxiliary organization of the
Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity - co-
sponsored the workshop.
Marvin Dunham, a senior
mechanical engineering student
and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity
member, who attended the work-
shop said, "It made me realize the
forceful things I do. I became
aware that (men) have to put

ourselves in the female shoes."
As a result of the recent rape
trial in which a former University
student was acquitted of rape,
another acquaintance rape work-
shop was conducted last night at
the Chi Omega sorority house for
all fraternity and sorority pres-
Pam Kisch, a volunteer
SAPAC coordinator, said people
are more informed about sexual
assault than just a few years ago
and ask more sophisticated ques-
tions during workshops. "People
know more about this issue and
are more sensitive," she said.
As the second day of Sexual
Assault Awareness Week, today is
"Fighting Back and Self Defense
Day" and activities include a self-
defense demonstration at noon on
the Diag; "Waking Up to Rape"
film and discussion at East Quad
at 4:30; and a self-defense work-
shop in South Quad at 7:30.

Nancy Reagan's mother dies

Davis, the mother of Nancy Reagan,
died yesterday at her home in Phoe-
nix, Ariz., of "cerebral thrombosis,"
the White House announced yes-
A cerebral thrombosis is a blood
clot in the brain, a form of stroke,
officials said.
Davis, the wife of the late Chi-

cago neurosurgeon Loyal Davis, had
been ailing for several years.
The White House said President
Reagan and the first lady will travel
to Phoenix today.
The 91 -year-old Davis had been a
resident of Phoenix since 1963,
where she retired with her husband.
The couple moved to the southwest
when Loyal Davis retired.

Campus C
All the Presi
Pakula, 1976),1
Enthralling p
Robert Redford
as the Woodwa
uncovered the
Great performa
Hal Holbrook;
Oscar-winner J
Ben Bradlee.
Sweet Lorrai
1987), Mich 71
A gentle, rom
Maureen Stapl
who must fight
from interest
newcomer T
Stapleton's 20
spends a sunue
A StreetcarI
(E. Kazan, 1951
Timeless classi
Vivian Leigh
adaptation ofZ
award winningc
Baha'i Club-
Fiction Fan
296 Dennison
LaGroc (L
Rights on
p.m., 3200 Mi
p.m., 206 Ang
Union of Stu
7 p.m., 2439 N
Brothers an
- Bible stud
p.m., 2203 Mi
Students for
1213 East Eng

dent's Men - (A.
Lorch 7 & 9:30 p.m.
olitical thriller with
3 and Dustin Hoffman
rd-Berstein team who
Watergate scandal.

1520 School of Natural Resources.
Ron Le Valley - Biologist and
director, Biological Journeys
Expeditions, "Whale Watching in the
Sea of Cortez," 8 p.m., Bivouac
Outdoor Shop, 336 S. State St.

nces by all, including Furthermore
as Deep Throat and Star Trax - Sing along to tapes.
ason Robards as editor 9:30 p.m., Pizzeria Uno's, 1321 S.
ne - (Steve Gomer, University St.
Pre-Interviews - Chevron, 4-6
pnti coedy with p.m., 1200 EECS/Lockheed Missles
nantic comedy with and Space, 5-7 p.m., 1010 Dow.
eton as a hotel owner Hunter Davis - Singer, part of
t off buy-out attempts vanguard of women southern
ed investors, and musicians breaking down traditional
Crini Alvarado as barriers, 8 p.m., The Ark, 637 1/2 S.
year-old niece, who Main.
er at the hotel. Sexual Assault Awareness
Named Desire - Week Film and Discussion -
1), Mich 9 p.m. "Waking up to Rape," 4:30- 6 p.m.,
c. Marion Brando and 126 East Quad.
star in the screen Spark Forum on U.S.
Tennessee Williams' Aggression in the Persian
drama. Gulf and the Collapse of the
Stock Market - 7-8 p.m., 116
Workshop on "Fats, Sugar,
Sodium-What They are and
- 6 p.m., Michigan What to do About Them -
7:30-9:30 p.m., The Ann Arbor "Y",
British Science 250 S. Fifth Ave.
Club - 8-11 p.m., Performance of an Alpine
Building. Symphony - Performed by The
esbian and Gay University Symphony Orchestra,
Campus) - 8:30 University Cahmber Players, 20
chigan Union. French horns, 4 harps, and percussion
aking Club - 5 section, 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium.
ell Hall. Noontime Cahrles Baird
idents for Israel - Carillon Playing - Weekdays at
Mason Hall. Burton Memorial Tower.
d Sisters in Christ Career Planning and
dy and fellowship, 7 Placement Programs -
chigan Union. "Resumes for Those Who Think
r Simon - 9 p.m., They Have No Work Experience,"
ineering. 4:10-5 p.m. Career Planning and
Placement/Solomon Brothers Inc.
Employer Presentation, 6-8 p.m.,
Pendelton Room, Michigan
Union/Bain and Company Employer
- "Soviet Power Presentation, 7-9 p.m., Anderson
Revolution," 7 p.m., Room, Michigan Union.
all. Computing Center Courses -
Er cm ann - Registration required, call 763-7630
ary Environmental for more information.
ues of Liability and "The Civil Rights Case of the
n," 3:30 p.m., 120P-801s: The Case of the. Los
Angeles 8" - 7 p.m. Rackham
t - Professor of Ampithter.

Education funding faces cuts

(Continued from Page i)
tional Rehabilitation.
The bills drafted by the House and
Senate appropriations committees
include a number of proposed
changes from last year's education
One of the most significant
changes is a proposal to eliminate
the FICA exemption for higher
education institutions. For 38 years,
University-employed students have
been exempt from paying the federal
tax. The proposed elimination of the
exemption would result in additional
$4 million obligation on the part of
the University.

Butts said the University would
have to make up for the obligation
in part through a cut in employment
opportunities for students and a
decrease in student-employee wages.
Another proposal would preserve
the employee educational assistance
program. Under the program
employers can pay their employee's
tuition without paying taxes on the
money. This provision expires on,
December 1.
The proposal would make
permanent the provision, but only in
the case of teaching and research

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