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Page 2-- The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 15, 1988

Student Advisors fill in the gap

Alice Lloyd resident Michael
Byrne traded the final relaxing days of
last summer for a series of Univer-
sity housing staff training sessions
with all the resident advisors and fac-
ulty from his dormitory.
But this 19-year-old is not an RA,
nor an RE. He, like 17 other Alice
Lloyd sophomores, is a student advi-
"The SAs - unique to Lloyd -
are unpaid members of the residence
staff, working alongside RFs to plan
dorm events, inform residents of
University activities, and enforce
dbrm policies.
Jim Hartman, Lloyd resident di-
rector of programming, said the res-
idence staff "really appreciates" the
SAs, in part because they often do as
much work as RAs do, but they get
paid very little. He also said the SAs
are likable because they tend to be
the more outgoing, mature, and ac-
tive residents in the hall.
"They're the movers and shakers
of the dorm," Hartman said.

Alice Lloyd sophomores
assist RAs and residents

As peer counselors, the SAs fill
the large age gap between Lloyd's
first and second-year undergraduates
and the graduate student RFs who
function as standard RAs while
teaching Pilot Program seminars.
The SAs undergo the same coun-
seling training as RAs and RFs, de-
veloping skills such as reflective lis-
tening, suicide prevention, and re-
cognition of alcohol and substance
abuse, said Catherine DeVries, Lloyd
director of counseling.
"They're not full counselors be-
cause they don't have the training
necessary to get involved in ther-
apeutic relationships, but they're
effective because they're on the same
level as the residents," DeVries said.
She added that for major crises,
such as alcoholism or potential sui-
cides, the SAs contact RAs, RFs, or

Byrne said he counseled several
frustrated residents during Greek rush,
trying to "make them aware that ev-
eryone else was going through the
same kinds of rush problems they
The SAs' other duties keep them
busy, too.
In addition to counseling training,
the SAs attend the same instruction
sessions as the RFs, including
monthly workshops and seminars
dealing with dorm procedures, pro-
gramming, and diversity, Byrne said.
Student Advisors help out with
many special programs such as plan-
ning a recycling program and a dorm
dance, maintaining the Alice Lloyd
greenhouse and urging residents to
attend regular Tuesday night talks on
topics such as racism, Hartman said.

Ab otion
Continued from Page 1
Philippines from the subpoenas, re-
lated to a New York case in which
they are charged with looting their
nation's treasury of more than $100
w In the abortion case, the court let
stand a ruling last July by the Indiana
Supreme Court that said allowing a
husband to block a wife's abortion is
barred by U.S. Supreme Court
rulings in 1973 and 1976.
The justices in 1973, in their
famous Roe vs. Wade decision, lega-

lized abortion nationwide and three
years later struck down a Missouri
law requiring spousal consent before
a woman could obtain an abortion
during the first 12 weeks of her
There has been considerable spe-
culation recently that the high court,
with a conservative majority solidi-
fied by appointees of President Rea-
gan, may be prepared to overturn its
landmark rulings on abortion rights.
The Justice Department on Friday
urged the court to use a pending case
from Missouri to consider throwing
out Roe vs. Wade.

On-Campus Recruitment Program
Special Announcements:
-CIF/Resume Drop-Nov. 14 - 28 (5:00 p.m.)
-Early registration for Winter-Nov. 16 4:10-5:30 Angell Hall Aud. A
-Interview requests for week of Jan. 9, due Dec. 12 - 16 (noon)
*Interview requests for week of Jan. 16, due Dec. 12 - Jan. 6 (noon)
Career Planning & Placement 3200 Student Activites Building
A Unit of Student Services

Justice Harry A. Blackmun, au-
thor of the 1973 court opinion, said
in September he believes there is "a
very distinct possibility" Roe vs.
Wade will be reversed during the
court's current term.
But in the Indiana case acted
yesterday, the court gave no indica-
tion of a willingness to reopen the
abortion issue.
The case stems from an attempt
last summer by Erin Andrew Conn
of Elkhart, Ind., to prevent his es-
tranged wife, Jennifer, from having
an abortion. She was about six
weeks pregnant at the time.
A state trial judge issued a tem-
porary order barring Mrs. Conn from
having the operation performed, but a
state appeals court threw out that
The Indiana Supreme Court
upheld the appeals court ruling.
Erin Conn then sought emergency
help, unsuccessfully, from U.S.
Supreme Court justices. The injunc-
tion prohibiting Jennifer Conn's
abortion was lifted last July 22, and
she had an abortion.
Hair Styling with
a Flair
- 7 Barber Stylists
Opposite Jacobson's

The SAs receive no money from
the University in exchange for their
efforts, although they are officially
part of the housing staff.
Hartman said the SAs get free use
of housing refrigerator and an exem-
ption from dorm dues. They also
should have an "extra-special" track
toward being RAs in other dorms for
the next year, he said, "because
they're working for free for a whole
Student Advisor Trudy Papler
agreed, saying, "If (SAs) want to ap-
ply to be RAs their junior or senior
years, theyhhave an advantage." She
said she has no plans to be an RA
next year.
Papler and Byrne said the best part
of the job is the personal satisfaction
that comes from helping other resi-
"I think what I get out of it is
primarily personal fulfillment,"
Byrne said. "I'm enjoying it thor-
M.D.'s may
LANSING (AP) - Medical
associations could begin licensing
and disciplining their own members,
much like the State Bar Association
does for attorneys, following a study
by a a specially formed committee.
The ad hoc committee, to be
chaired by Rep. David Gubow, D-
Huntington Woods, will begin
studying the possibility early next
year, said Speaker-elect Lewis Dodak,
D-Birch Run.
The panel will determine whether
the Michigan State Medical Society
and the Michigan Association of
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
should police its own members.
Currently, the Board of Medicine
within the state Department of
Licensing and Regulation has the
final say.
The Michigan State Medical
Society is in favor of the
committee's study but isn't prepared
to support such a move because its
costs are unknown, said Terry
Vanderveen, manager of government

Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Skinheads implicated in death
PORTLAND, Ore. - Civil rights groups expressed outrage yesterday
at the beating death of an Ethiopian man, apparently at the hands of white
supremacist "skinheads," and said attacks by such groups have been
growing nationwide.
Two other Ethiopian men were injured in the attack early Sunday by
three young men who had shaved heads and wore military jackets.
Skinheads, bands of young toughs who espouse white supremacism
and are prone to violence, have been linked to two other slayings
nationwide, and a multitude of criminal acts against Blacks, Asians, Jews,
and gay people.
About 2,000 skinheads are active in 21 states, according to.a report
issued last month by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith, which
surveys race- or religion-motivated crimes.
Transportation Dept. orders
drug tests for 4 mill. workers
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Department yesterday ordered a
wide range of drug testing, including random checks, for more than 4
million transportation workers from airline pilots and flight attendants to
truckers and railroaders.
Transportation Secretary Jim Burnley said the transportation industries
are no more immune to drug abuse as other parts of society, listing a
series of accidents and other indicators he said shows narcotics to be a
problem among truck and bus drivers, commercial pilots, and railroad
He acknowledged the tests, which will take effect in a year, likely will
be challenged in the courts.
After Burnley's announcement, the head of the 40,000-member Air
Line Pilots Association vowed to go to Congress and to the federal courts
to overturn the requirement for random testing.
Bush to choose top of cabinet
WASHINGTON - President-elect George Bush plans to consider
candidates this week for his senior Cabinet posts, and a list of three to
five names is being drawn up for each, aides said yesterday.
Bush will return to Washington from a Florida vacation today. He is
expected to announce that Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady, a longtime
adviser and friend, will remain in his job after Jan. 20, when the Bush
administration begins.
Leaders of Bush's transition team said the president-elect wants to
consider four or five senior cabinet choices this week. They said he
especially wants to assemble his economic team rapidly, which also is
likely to include former deputy Treasury secretary Richard Darman as
budget chief, and Stanford University professor Michael Boskin as chief
White House economic adviser.
New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu and co-director of Bush's
transition team, Craig Fuller, are mentioned as leading candidates to be
Bush's chief of staff.
Officials push ban on road salt
LANSING - Cost is the catch as two state legislators, try to ban
winter road salt in' favor of an alternative made from petroleum and
Michigan's plentiful dolomite limestone.
But even though the substitute, calcium magnesium acetate, costs
about 35 times as much as salt, Rep. William Van Regenmorter says that
may be cheap when salt damage to cars, roads, and the environment is
And the state Biotechnology Institute in Lansing is studying how to
use corn starch, from plentiful Michigan corn, to produce the compound
more cheaply.
Van Regenmorter, a Jenison Republican, and state Sen. Mitch Irwin, a
Sault Ste. Marie Democrat, want to ban road salt and use the substitute
Chevron Corp., which manufactures the compound, says that if that
happens it will build a plant in Michigan.
'U' leads blood battle, but
don't count out OSU yet
The battle for blood is heating up, and after the first week, the
University of Michigan has emerged with a slight edge over Ohio State.
So far, Michigan has collected 2,796 pints of blood out of its 6,275
goal, and Ohio State has collected 2,090 pints out of 5,750.
"Michigan's consistently been on top," said Barb Stein, assistant
communications director for the American Red Cross of Central Ohio.
But she hasn't given up yet: "Our students are working very hard, and

our goals are higher this week," she said. "Hopefully, we'll start to do
The Blood Battle will run until Friday, and the winner will be
announced at halftime of Saturday's football game in Columbus. In Ann
Arbor, the blood donor center will be the Pendleton Room of the
Michigan Union, noon to 5:30 p.m. by Laura Cohn


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