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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, February 10, 1988- Page 5

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(Cosdnued from Pagen 1
a student in the school of music.
Assistant History Prof. Hitomi
Tonomura took her Asian Studies
class to a special exhibition on the
Han Dynasty last September to help
her students "get some visual ideas
on what the culture of the period was
Apart from its permanent collec-.
tion, the musuem's month-long
"special exhibitions" include dis-
plays of feature art from a specific
time and place of the world.
Currently, an Afro-American ex-
hibit is being shown to celebrate
Black History Month. The exhibit
showcases paintings, collages, ce-
ramics and watercolors of eleven
Afro-American artists from south-
eastern Michigan.
Amy Wendel, a sophomore in the
school of art, suggested another rea-
son why visiting the museum might
add to a course - "When you can
see the original, it's a lot better than
seeing slides in the classroom."

MSU president calls for
more minority faculty


EAST LANSING (AP) - Michigan State
University will match words with results in its efforts
to bring representative numbers of minorities and
women into its faculty ranks, President John
DiBiaggio said.
In his State of the University Address, DiBiaggio
said 40 percent of the faculty would reach retirement
age by the year 2001, and the school needed to begin
work immediately to see women and racial minority
groups were fairly represented in the ranks of the new
"In the MSU faculty of the 21st century, we need to
see the embodiment of our heritage," he said Monday.
"That task starts today."

Now, 25.5 percent of tenured faculty are women and
"We know that these percentages can now change,
we know they must change and frankly they must
change very significantly," he said.
"I will consider it a failure of my administration if
these significant changes do not take effect."
DiBiaggio also said the size of the university's
teaching staff may shrink over the next 12 years.
On another topic, DiBaggia said the university
needed to focus on the nation's young people, citing
statistics like the fact that half will drop out of high
school and 18 percent were born out of wedlock,

Health sciences study seeks
more minority representation

Editor's insight
Robert Giles - executive editor of The Detroit News - offered a "sur-
vival kit" for life in media to about 20 University students yesterday.
Giles told the group to be prepared for "productive and natural" conflict
in the newsroom and to expect change in the news business. But the
prospects for one such change, the proposed Joint Operating Agreement
between his paper and The Detroit Free Press, are unclear, Giles said.
"The JOA, in my mind, is still a legal issue," he said.

Minorities study health administration

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Students involved in the program are placed in one
of several organizations, which last year included De-
troit and Ann Arbor hospitals and Michigan Blue Cross
andBlue Shield, and are assigned "preceptors," hospital
administrators who guide interns with their projects.
Joanne Lound, assistant to the University vice
provost for medical affairs and a preceptor in last sum-
mer's program, said that interns perform most of their
work independently.
Lound emphasized that the work done by interns is
the same work that would normally be done by admin-
istrators. ""We're not just going to make work for
them," she said.

Dan Edmonds, an LSA junior who worked with
Lound as part of the program last summer, said the
program helped him to clarify his career goals.
"If someone asked me now, 'What are your career
goals?', I would be able to say with confidence, 'I
would like to pursue a career in health service adminis-
tration.' And that's quite a gift," Edmonds said.
The University Department of Health Service Man-
agement and Policy will be taking applications for the
program until March 15. The program has no prerequi-
sites, but Lichtenstein said sophomores and juniors are
given preference. The program also takes applicants
from other colleges.

(Cocainued from Page 1)
nearly year-long study, said the task
force discovered that "the University
has a lot of resources. The one thing
that hasn't been done effectively is
to coordinate them."
The study - sent to the Univer-
sity's executive officers late last
month - is intended to offer con-
structive criticism of existing pro-
grams, said Joanne Lound, executive
assistant to the vice provost for
medical affairs and a task force
member. "It wasn't planned to be
something that just sits on a shelf."
"THOSE OF US that were on
the task force are eager to hear what
the vice provost's (for medical af-
fairs) office thinks," said Margaret
Warrick, director of student affairs in
the School of Public Health. "I'm
real optimistic that we're going to
see things grow out of this."
College of Pharmacy Dean Ara
Paul said the deans of the health sci-
ence schools are "in the process of
discussing recommendations" with
the vice provost.

The study found that professional
programs have higher minority en-
rollment than other graduate' pro-
grams. According to enrollment
statistics for the 1985-86 year, mi-
nority enrollment in the professional
medical programs, like the M.D. de-
gree from the Medical School or the
D.D.S. from the School of Den-
tistry, was slightly higher than 8
percent for Blacks, as compared to
the overall University level of 5.3
"The Medical School leads the
other units in enrollment of His-
panic and Native American students
as well," the report says.
BUT THE STUDY found that
only three of 245 students in the
medical school's Ph.D program were
Black -- and all threewere in the
same department. In the 1985-86
year, there were only four Hispanic
and two Native American students in
all other health science graduate pro-
The report also found that re-

cruitment of students has been ham-
pered because recruitment practices
have become too decentralized.
Hollingsworth said that by coot
dinating resources, the schools could
reach potential students more effec-
a lack of minority student retention
programs, financial aid resources,
and enrichmentprograms.
The group recommends that its'
initial requests should be met within
six months. The first recommendas
tion the report makes is the ap-
pointment , of a committee to
"initiate, administer, monitor and
evaluate recruitment, retention and
enrichment programs."
Another goal is the creation of
health career opportunity courses for
The group also wants to establish
a minority student database which
would help in the recruitment pro-
cess and would help chart student
performance over time.

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