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Minority
students
discuss
med school
By FAITH PENNICK
About 70 medical students and
faculty gathered last night to discuss
the minority experience at the
University's medical school.
* During a forum called "The
"Minority Medical School Experience
at U of M Medical School:
Challenges and Opportunities," held
at the Ford Amphitheater in the
University Hospital, speakers
discussed their concern about the
lack of Black and Hispanic faculty
4 members in the medical school.
"To bring (minority students)
here and not have Black faculty, well
that's a contradiction", said one
medical student. "The University of
Michigan hasn't been able to retain
k the Black faculty it had (in the
eMedical School previously)."
r Crystal Lox, a first-year medical
student, said her biggest problem in
eadjusting to. the University was
dealing with many students who
assume that because she is Black,
she is less qualified than they to
attend the medical school. As a
result, she said sometimes she feels
as if she should "justify (her)
existence here" to her white peers.
Lox also described an instance
when a white professor -, after
showing enthusiasm toward
minority students during a summer
orientation session - told her and
other minority students later in the
semester that in order to get good
grades in the medical school, they
shouldn't study with other minority
students.
Alan Wheeler, professor emeritus
in microbiology, spoke impromptu
on his experience as a student at the
University during the 1930s;
recalling that the only place Black
students were allowed to be
employed were in cafeteria kitchens.
"The real problem (concerning
racism) is the department heads,
administration, and the
administration heads," Wheeler said.
He also said a faculty concern group
should be organized by the medical
school to focus strictly on racial
issues.
Gov. presents
state agenda
(Coniunued from Page 2)
BEFORE THE speech, over
300 United Auto Workers members
crowded the Capitol Rotunda,
chanting, "We want jobs." Their
chants drew senators and
representatives out of their offices to
the protest. The workers called for
extended unemployment benefits and
more jobs. They left peacefully,
singing "We Shall Overcome."
y, The jobs protesters were joined
by a handful of other activists
representing anti-nuclear and welfare
rights organizations.
-The Associated Press
contributed to this report

Hart to question
legality of funds
By The Associated Press
Democratic presidential contender
Gary Hart pledged yesterday to get to
the bottom of allegations concerning
illegal contributions to his cam-
paign.
XaIn New Hampshire, Hart faced
" questions on a new controversy
concerning a report that Stuart Karl,
marketer of Jane Fonda workout and
" Playboy videos, had bankrolled
campaign expenses through illegal
contribution's in Hart's 1984
presidential bid and again in 1986 and
1987.
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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, January 21, 1988- Page 5
Di has mixed feelings

about his S
By JOON KANG
Non-students like Chris Daley
can no longer be disc jockeys on
WCBN, the campus radio station,
following an investigation over
allegations that Daley played a racist
song on the air last term.
Michigan Union Director Frank
Cianciola conducted the inquiry into
the number of non-student staff
members after Daley played a song
on Dec. 6 entitled "Run Nigger,
Run."
DALEY was suspended shortly
after the incident when a caller com-
plained the song was racist. But he
is not aware of Cianciola's proposal
and said the controversy over the
song has been misinterpreted and
blown out of proportion.
"I should have explained the song
or put a disclaimer before it," said
Daley. "'Run Nigger, Run"' is a
version of a song sung in Georgia in
the 1920s. "I was tired and probably
should not have been on the air that
night. The call just caught me off
guard," he said.
Daley said he tried to explain to
the caller that when the song was
written, it was common to use
words found in the song - some of
which are now considered offensive.
"At one point the caller said 'I'm
sorry you feel that way', which led
me to believe that he had not been
listening to what I was saying," Da-
ley said. "I did not say anything to
which he could have responded that
way," he said.

_uspension
THE EXECUTIVE staff of
WCBN, after reviewing tapes of the
show, discussed the situation with
Daley. "The staff decided that in
light of what happened at WJJX, it
would be best if I was suspended
until they could deal with the sittia-
tion," he said. "People were expect-
ing something to be done."
Daley said he had mixed reactions
to his suspension. "I was willing to
do whatever WCBN wanted me toy do
"I should have explained
the song or put a disclaim-
er before it... 'Run Nig-
ger, Run' is a version of a

song sung in
the 1920s."

Georgia in

-Chris Daly
Former WCBN disc
jockey

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
The Campus Broadcasting Network Board of Directors fields questions from the audience as the board
debates whether or not to remove non-students from the WCBN staff.
Cos-monaut talked to wife,

because I realize that it was
irresponsibility on my part," he said.
"But I also feel that the suspension
was a bit too much because the
incident was just irresponsibility and
not racism."
Daley will be allowed to appeal
the suspension after 60 days, but he
said the process will be complicated.

wrote songs while in

MOSCOW (AP) - Cosmonaut
Yuri Romanenko said yesterday he
kept occupied during his 326-day
mission watching Earth, talking
with mission control by radio every
hour and directing his wife through a
renovation of their apartment.
The 43-tear-old cosmonaut, who
holds the space endurance record,
also wrote about 20 songs during his
mission, said Chief of Cosmonaut
Training Vladimir Shatalov at a
news confrerence.
Romanenko, fellow cosmonauts
and space officials gaghered to
discuss the longest manned space
mission in history, which included
170 scientific experiments as well as
a project to determine how well the
human body adapts to
weightlessness.
"Difficult psychological

situations can arise among crew
members on space ships, and this
has been observed during long
flights," Romanenko said when
asked about his stay aboard the Mir
space station. "In this case, however,
we had comaradely relations, close
contacts, and our colleagues, my
comrades-in-arms so to speak,
always worked well together."
Romanenko and Alexander
Laveikin blasted off on Feb. 6,
1987, aboard the Soyuz TM-
2capsule, docking at the Mir station
two days later. Mission control
ordered Laveikin back to Earth after
five months because of heart
problems.
He was replaced by Alexander
Alexandrov in July during a joint
Spoviety-Syrian mission.
Romanenko had high praise for

space
the working and living condition
while Laveikin was aboard, referring
to the younger cosmonaut as "an
excellent companion" chosen for the
mission after careful research int(
their compatability.
"Laveikin left the station with
hard feelings because he wanted to
continue to work in space,
Romanenko said.
He said he coped well with thte
isolation of space because he 'ha
regular contact with ground contro
officials and with his family an
friends. He talked with his family
once or twice a week via television
monitor and radio, he said.
"My wife got our apartmen
renovated during the mission andl
gae her good advice from afar," h
joked. "When I came back the fla
was all ready."

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It's time we thanked them, don't you think?
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARDS
To honor outstanding student contributions to the University
community through cocurricular activities.
Pick up nomination forms and information sheets
at any of these Michigan Union locations:
CIC: first floor lobby; MSA: room 3909;
UAC: room 2105; SODC: room 2304
NOMINATIONS DUE BY FEBRUARY 3, 1988.
See nomination form for details, or call 783-5900.
Sponsored by the Michigan Union, the Michigan League, and the
Comprehensive Studies/Opportunity Program.

Change the World.
---or at least, make a start.
Announcing the Robinson
Humanitarian Award
The University of Michigan has the privilege of nominating one
student for a national award of $1,500.00 to further a project to
address social needs within the community.
To enter or to nominate someone you know, and for
details,please pick up an information sheet and nomination
form at any of these Michigan Union locations:
CIC Desk: first floor lobby; MSA: room 3909;
UAC: room 2105; SODC: room 2304
For further details, please call SODC at 763-5900.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 3, 1988.
JOSTENS
GCOLD RING SALE
IS COMING! _

Working for Michigan's Future
AND YOURS.
Andrew Singer
Class Year..-. Freshman
Hometown.. . Miami, Fla.
Best Part about
working at Telefund ... .
"I justgotfan American 3 x
Express Card and a CD °/F
player from my part-
time job."
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Stop by and see a Jostens representative,
Monday, January 18-Friday, January 22,
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

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