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Residents speak



against security policy

Nearly 200 residents of Stockwell
Hall made it clear last night, in a
forum with their building director
and the head of housing security,
that they don't approve of a proposed
policy to tighten security in resi-
dence halls.
The policy, originally suggested
by Stockwell Building Director
Barry MacDougall, would require all
locks on the outside doors be
changed so residents' keys would be
ineffective. To get into the building,
residents would have to show identi-
fication to a security guard as well as
sign in their visitors.
THE POLICY was proposed
because of a rise in crimes on cam-
pus and in the community, Mac-
Dougal said. He said many parents
have expressed their concern to the
University because of nationwide
publicity last year on the lack of se-
curity on college campuses.
"It is important for you to think
about what is happening in the
community," MacDougal said.
The proposed system already has
been implemented at other universi-
ties, including Michigan State and
Central Michigan.

Stockwell residents have been
vocal in their opposition to the pol-
icy. In the 48 hours after the policy
was first posted, a petition against it
gained 216 signatures - almost half
of Stockwell's residents.

'Security is
people. Look
mirror; there's



your se-

President Duderstadt is presented a gavel as a symbol of his new administration's authority.
"Since the University is more like an orchestra," he said, "rather I should use a baton."
NAACP kicks off
Diuderstadt presidency

-Joel Allan, manager
of housing security.
pressed concern that the policy
would violate their right to privacy
because they would have to sign in
their guests. Other residents felt they
would be locked out of their "home"
if the policy were implemented.
At last night's forum, Mac-
Dougall told students that no
changes would be made without their

approval. He asked for volunteers to
compose a survey of residents' feel-
ings about the policy and resident
hall security in general.
"Any security system relies .n
your help ... you have to be able jo
support it," said MacDougall.
"We are trying to get involved
with the students and be proactive,
not retroactive," said Joel Allyn,
manager of housing security. :{
ALLAN SAID he wanted to
increase awareness of security and
the role of residents in their own
safety. "Security is built on people.
Look in the mirror; there's your pe-
curity," Allan said.
Stockwell residents offered alter-
natives to the proposed policy. They
suggested security better enforce the
existing policy - that all residents
escort their guests between I I p.m.
and 7 a.m. - and educate residents
on personal and dorm security.
"I was definitely against the
policy before (the forum) ... but it
did open my eyes," said MaryBeth
Seefelt a Stockwell resident. Seefelt
said she felt safe living in Stock-
well, but she added she would feel
safer if people would escort their
guests more.

Members of the University's chapter of the
NAACP yesterday expressed their enthusiasm towards
University President James Duderstadt's Michigan
Mandate - his plan to create a "pluralistic" Univer-
The campus officers of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored People informally
met with Duderstadt at a reception in Stockwell Hall.
About 30 people attended.
The NAACP members said they considered this
meeting, and previous meetings with Duderstadt,
"I'M ENCOURAGED by the tone of our
meetings," said Michael Nelson, NAACP chapter
president. "I'm optimistic about this presidency."
"We're headed in the right direction," said Delbert
Sanders, president of the group's Youth and College
division, "the meeting was very promising."
Duderstadt was equally enthusiastic: "We're
working together to make the University a pluralistic

campus, because we live in a pluralistic America. It's
going to take the commitment of the University, the
students, and the community."
The NAACP has been less vocal than other anti-
racism groups on campus in recent years. Historically
a mediator, the NAACP "uses no one else's methods
but our own," said Alynne Boles, LSA junior, "But
we enjoy the presence of other groups."
students, administration and faculty to bring about the
true equality and diversity called for in the Michigan
Mandate," said Keith McKee, second vice-president of
the chapter.
He believes communication is the first step to
achieve the group's goals.
"We now have an open dialogue with the Presi-
dent. . .We will keep open the channel between the
students and the administration."
The ideal goal of the chapter is still "a long way
off," said Nelson, "We want a diverse campus free of
racial tension, and free of fear of racism."

Mitchell, Dole win Senate

Mitchell of Maine was ele
majority leader on Ti
Democrats seeking a fo
spokesperson during yet
publican reign at the Whit

leadershi p posts
- George est and enthusiasm the proposals of
eted Senate the next administration," Mitchell
uesday by said.

rceful new
another Re-
te House.

Deadline for M.E.T. hits for
college-wise parents

Mitchell planned to meet today
with Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, re-
elected by Republicans to a third
term as their leader earlier Tuesday.
Mitchell, a former federal judge,
easily defeated Sens. Bennett John-
ston of Louisiana and Daniel Inouve
of Hawaii. He succeeds Robert Byrd
of West Virginia, who stepped aside
after 21 years as the Senate's Demo-
cratic leader.
Asked if he would cooperate with
Bush, Mitchell said he plans to meet
soon with the president-elect and "We
hope to move forward on a broad
range of issues," including the federal
deficit, health care, day care, and the
"The Democrats await with inter-

Mitchell, who was just elected to
his second term in the Senate, has a
liberal voting record but promised "to
work with all the Democrats in
developing a broad agenda."
Byrd was elected president pro
tempore of the Senate, and also will
serve as chair of the Appropriations
Committee when the 101st Congress
convenes next January.
The re-election of Sen. Alan
Cranston of California as party whip,
despite a challenge from Wendell
Ford of Kentucky, made it certain
that Sen. Donald Riegle of Michigan
would become chair of the Banking
Committee next year.
The former chair, Sen. William
Proxmire of Wisconsin, did not run
for another term as senator. Cranston
was next in seniority, but said he
would forgo the chair if re-elected as

More than 82,000 Michigan resi-
dents have until midnight tonight to
pay the state to guarantee their chil-
dren's tuition at any of its public
universities or colleges.
Called the Michigan Education
Trust, the new pre-paid college
tuition program will guarantee
college tuition for up to four years.
A parent must give the state about
$6,750 to guarantee four years' tu-
ition for a new-born child. But the
cost of purchasing the guarantee in-
creases with the child's age; parents
of a high school junior or senior, for
example, would pay $12,800.
THE STATE will finance the
students' college tuition and fees by
investing that money and funnelling
the returns back to the trust.
If a student enrolled in the MET
chooses to go to a private or out-of-
state college or university, the

student will still receive tuition
payments from the state, although
the state does not guarantee full
During a five-day enrollment period
in the first week of August, the
state's Treasury Department received
more than 82,000 applications for
the tuition guarantees, about ten
times the number of applicants
expected. The state then mailed out
contracts to the applicants, which are
due with the payment tonight.
A new enrollment period is
expected next year.
tor of the University's Office of Fi-
nancial Aid, is impressed with the
"Its the first program of its type in
the nation," Grotrian said. "The Uni-
versity looks favorably upon it, al-
though we have not critiqued it or
endorsed it."

Grotrian said that the financial aid
office tells parents of prospective
students that the MET is a "good
option to consider."
Proponents of the MET say that
the program offers two main
benefits, one of which is the
guarantee. "Parents get peace of
mind," said Bob Kolt, a Michigan
Treasury Department and MET
THE MET'S other benefit is
simplicity. The plan alleviates the
parents' burden of managing invest-
ments. They give the state the
money while it does the investing.
But critics have said the fund is not
a very good deal when compared with
other investments that generate a
higher rate of return.
Kolt admits that parents could find
a higher rate of return on other
investments. "If they could make
more money in the private sector,
more power to them," Kolt said.
"But we're not giving you a rate of
return, we're guaranteeing tuition and
fees," he added.

named Senate majority leader

Forum to detail radon concerns

To alert local residents to the dan-
gers of radon gas, the University's
Radon Resource and Training Center
is holding a Radon Information Day
today at the School of Public Health.
During the all-day program, offi-
cials will release new information
about radon levels in Michigan and
in Washtenaw County, University
Environmental Health Prof. Arnold
Jacobson said.
Jacobson, who organized the
event, said such a program is needed
because the public wants to know
about the harms of radon.
"I'm getting so many phone calls
from people that I thought there was
a need to start such a program," he
Radon is an odorless, colorless,
radioactive gas that poses health

problems to individuals who are
overexposed to it. Reports from the
Environmental Protection Agency
list radon as the second highest cause
of lung cancer, after cigarette smok-
"As we measure radon levels,
we're finding more and more radon,
not just in the state, but in the whole
nation," Jacobson said.
"This isn't just more media hype
- there's a real problem," he said.
"The federal government, including
the president, believes that there is a
real problem."
Radon is measured in picocuries,

and the EPA has determined that any
measurement above four picocuries
poses health dangers. However, Ja-
cobson said current bills in the U.S.
Congress would, if approved, lower
the hazard level to below one pic-
"We have begun measurement] of
radon in University buildings, and
there have been no exceptional prob-
lems," Jacobson said. He added that
the only problems which arose were
minor and involved seldom-u'sed
building space.
The Public Health Building is lo-
cated near Markley.



Graduate School of
Architecture, Planning,
and Preservation


What's happening in Ann Arbor today

"Gorbachev's Perestroika:
What's in It for the West?" -
Dr. Edward A. Hewett, Brookings In-
stitution, Rackham Amphitheatre, 8
"The New Soviet Literary
Scene" - Prof. Deming Brown,
Lane Hall Commons, 12 noon.
"Social Work Students Inter-
ested In...Employee Assistance
Roles?" - Keith Bruhnsen, Robert
DeLauro, and Kathy Klykylo, 4070
Frieze, 12 noon - 1 pm.
"Children and the Courts: Sal-
vation or Damnation" - R. Bar-
kett, Rackham Amphitheatre, 4 pm.
Women in Communications,
Inc. - 2050 Frieze, 4:10 pm.
U of M Taekwondo - 2275
CCRB, 6:30-8:15 pm.
U of M Asian Student Coali-
tion - 2439 Mason Hall, 7 pm.
Open Meeting to Promote Day

tee - International Center, 7:30 pm.
World Hunger Education-Ad-
tion Committee - 4202 Michigan
Union, 6 pm.
"Is Food Your Drug?"/Support
Group - Conference Rm. 4,
Michigan League, 6 pm. Confiden-
English Peer Counseling -
4000A Michigan Union, 7-9 pm.
Help with papers and other English
related questions.
University Lutheran Chapel -
"Holden Village Vespers", 9 pm.
Study Abroad Workshop - In-
ternational Center, 4-5 pm.
Alpha Xi Delta Presents the
First Annual Mr. Lung's Con-
test - Cast your vote for the best
"lungs" in the Fishbowl. All proceeds
to American Lung Association. Call
Beans & Rice - Guild House, 6
pm. Prepared by A2MISTAD.

Hey, laugh a little!

sStandUp Comedy
p r ese nt s...
with student comedians...
Lawrence Rosenburg and Jeff Goad
And Your Host
Peter Berman
In the U-Club

The Shape of
Two Cities:
Special Undergraduate Program A junior year
introduction to architecture, urban planning, and
historic preservation for students who have
completed their sophomore year at an accredited
college or university. Students spend the first
semester in New York at the Graduate School of
Ai chitecture, Planning, and Preservation and the
second semester in Paris at Columbia's studio and
classroom facility in the historic Marais district.
The Program offers a choice of academic terms:
1. Fall, 1989 in New York and Spring, 1990 in Paris
11. Summer, 1989 in New York and Fall, 1989 in Paris
Application forms and additional information may
be obtained from:



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