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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 18, 1989 - Page 3

'U' college
starts new
In an attempt to address low minority enrollment,
the University's School of Natural Resources is re-
cruiting Wayne County Community College's top
According to the University's 1987 Minority Stu-
dents Report, only 11 minority students attended the
School of Natural Resources, one of whom is Black.
This term, the school has initiated a program which
recruits students from WCCC to come to the School
of Natural Resources. Although the community col-
lege follows an open admissions policy, students must
demonstrate strong abilities in science and math to
gain admittance to the University.
Since Fall 1988, 100 WCCC students applied and
40 gained admission to the program, said Acting
Natural Resources Dean Harrison Morton. The stu-
dents would complete their first two years at WCCC,
working with eight instructors and for the national
Bureau of Land Management, he said. Then, they
would transfer to the University and work for a B.S.
degree in Natural Resources.
Morton estimated that three-fourths of the students
in the program are minorities, and most are first and
second year students.
Morton said the program, in the planning stages for
two years, is a turning point for the nation's agenda.
"It is a model not only for other universities, but for
federal and state agencies as well," he said.
Although the program recruits minorities, its focus
looks beyond the University's community.
Very few women and minorities work in jobs that
involve the environment, said Charles Moody,
University vice provost for minority affairs. "The pro-
gram will increase the employment pool of minorities
and create a pipeline from the University."
The program began in conjunction with the U.S.
Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management.
The collaboration, currently the only one of its kind,
provides minorities with opportunities for the kinds of
jobs often denied them.
WCCC and the University formalized a commit-
ment to Detroit-area minority students a few years ago
with an honors program, in which the University in-
vited WCCC students with high academic standing to
apply for admission. Prior to acceptance, they must
successfully complete summer courses at the Univer-
This fall, the University initiated a program that
guaranteed admissions to Detroit high-school minority
students who were accepted into WCCC's honor pro-
gram and maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA.




talk promotes

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Josh McDowell, a well-known speaker on
religious and moral issues, told 3,000 people
"think with your mind and not with your
loins" last night at Hill Auditorium.
"Josh," as he prefers to be known, gave
many reasons for not engaging in premarital
sex during his speech on "Maximum Sex,"
sponsored by the Ann Arbor chapter of Cam-
pus Crusade for Christ, an international orga-
Setting the tone of his speech, Josh told
the student-dominated audience, "You do not
want sex as much as you want intimacy. You
want someone who cares." He continued by
saying, "Many people are having sex but very
few are making love."
Josh, who has been married for 18 years,
said he believes that sex is important in mar-
riage, since it makes "two people become one
spiritually." He said sex has three dimensions
- physical, soul, and spiritual - and that if
any dimension is missing then the relation-
ship is incomplete.
He then outlined several reasons for ab-
staining from premarital sex, including the
possibility of contracting and spreading sexu-
ally-transmitted diseases and the probability


that sexual relations would come back to
haunt and hurt one's marriage.
Josh warned that AIDS is spreading fastest
in the 20-29 age bracket, and since AIDS has
an average incubation period of eight years,
many victims have contracted the disease
while still teenagers.
He quoted statistics which said condoms
fail to prevent the spread of venereal disease
30 percent of the time. Since all venereal dis-
eases are spreading at a tremendous rate, he
said, there is no such thing as "safe sex."
Josh maintained that one's dating life can
affect his or her marriage many years later. He
told the story of one man who had flashbacks
to previous sexual encounters every time he
made love to his wife. He warned the women
in the audience that they should marry virginS
in order to avoid having their husbands con-
stantly compare them to every other woman
with whom they ever had sex.
He said men who are promiscuous but
want their wives to be pure are hypocrites
since they "don't like used furniture buut..
like to be in the antiquing business."
"You are preparing for your future love,.
sex, and marriage right now," he said.
See Sex, Page 5

The long-awaited "Josh," namely Josh McDowell, speaks
about his "skeptics quest" Monday at the Power Center.
McDowell was invited by the Campus Crusade for Christ.

ISR studies nature of racial politics

Even today, race-related issues domi-
nate national politics.
So last month, the University's Insti-
tute for Social Research established a
program to study the nature of racial
politics in the United States.
"Race is a fundamental driving force
in American politics," said Political Sci-
ence Prof. Steven Rosenstone, one of the
program's three faculty directors. "We
want to see it become less of an issue in
the political process."
To reach this goal, co-directors
Rosenstone, Political Science Profs.
Michael Dawson and Donald Kinder, and
nine graduate students will focus their re-
search on several areas, including:
-the extent to which American society
is free from racial prejudice;

-the nature of inequalities in political
participation among the races; and
-the effect the elections of Blacks to
political positions of power has had on
Black community life.
The researchers will use field work,
personal interviews, archival studies, and
survey analysis to come up with data for
the study.
"The Research Program on Race and
American Politics" evolved through years
of research by its co-directors, Rosen-
stone said. "Last spring we planned some
specific projects, and by fall the program
had formalized," he said.
The dual emphasis on race and politics
makes this program unique among
American institutions, Rosenstone said.
Although some University funds

helped to create the program, Rosenstone
said he expects it to be independently
supported. It has already received grants

from such organizations as the Carnegie
Corporation of New York and the Ford

Train collides with
bus in Sri Lanka

AHUNGALLA, Sri Lanka (AP) -
A train collided with a bus taking chil-
dren home from school yesterday and
dragged it 50 yards. Police said 41 peo-
ple were killed and 72 injured, and the
death toll might rise.
School books, shoes and pencils
were strewn along the track and inside
the demolished bus.
"Bodies were scattered all over.

Children were screaming," said a Bud-
dhist monk who helped carry victims to
ambulances and other rescue vehicles.
Witnesses said the driver of the bus,
which was carrying about 120 people,
tried to cross the track ahead of the train
but his engine stalled.
Police said the driver escaped with
minor injuries and five children riding
on the steps jumped to safety.


What's happening in Ann Arbor today

"Technology, the Workplace,
and Human Values" - Dr.
Deanna Haney, Dr. Ruby Ivens, and
Sheila Magyar, Dart Aud., Lansing
Community College, 7:30 pm.
"Should Anencephalics Be Or-
gan Donors?" - Philosophy Prof.
Carl Cohen, S. Lecture Hall, Med Sci
II, 12 noon. Students, faculty, and
staff invited. Feel free to bring a
A Public Forum: "Substance
Abuse on Campus" - Robert L.
Dupont, MD., School of Public
Health I, Aud., 8 pm.
"My 30 Years With Ayn Rand"
- Leonard Peikoff's 1987 video-
speech describing his association with
Ayn Rand, School of Business, Rm.
1270, 7:30 pm. Free.
"Perspectives on Spanish Ob-
ject Pronoun" - Linguistics Prof.
Margarita Suner, MLB Fourth Floor
Commons, 4:40 pm. Everyone is
"Infrared Spectroscopy as a
Probe of Electrode Processes"
- Chem. Prof. Carol Korzeniewski,
1200 Chem., 4 pm.
"Total Synthesis of Carbohy-
drates from Non-carbohydrate
Percursors" - A. Kim, Dept. of
Chem., 1300 Chem., 4 pm.
"Reverberations of Perestroika
in the German Democratic Re-
public" - Flynt Leverett, Visiting
Scholar, Lane Hall Commons, 12
noon. Brown Bag Lecture.
"The Darling-Erdos Theorem
for Sums of I.I.D. Random
Variables" - Dr. Uwe Einmahl,
Visiting Asst. Prof. MSU, 451 Ma-
son Hall, 4 pm. Coffee will be served
at 3:30 pm in 1443 Mason Hall.
"Developing a Progressive Le-
gal Response to the AIDS
Crisis" - David Piontkowski, Guild
House, 7:30 pm. National Lawyers
Study Abroad Workshops - In-
temational Center, 4-5 pm.
WAND-Women's Action For
Nuclear Disarmament - 7 pm.

SWING-Student Women's Ini-
tiative Group - General Meeting,
Pond Rm. Michigan Union, 6 pm.
U of M Archery Club - 8-10
pm. For more info. call 764-4084 or
send a message to Archery @ UB.
Indian and Pakistani-American
Student's Council - Henderson
House, 1330 Hill St., 7:30 pm.
Undergraduate Political Sci-
ence Association Mass Meeting
- Kuenzal Rm. Michigan Union, 7
University Activities Center
Mass Meeting - Pendelton Rm.
Michigan Union, 7 pm.
Reconstructionist Rabbinical
College Recruitment - Hillel,
9:30 am-5 pm. By appointment only.
Computer Conferencing Lec-
ture/Demonstration - MLB Aud.
3, 7:30-9 pm. Registration not re-
Sharpening Your Interview
Skills - Career Planning and
Placement Center, Rm. 1, 4:10-5 pm.
The Graduate School Applica-
tion Process - Career Planning
and Placement Center, Conference
Rm., 4:10-5 pm.
Employer Presentation: First
National Bank of Chicago -
Michigan Union Wolverine Rm.,
6:30-8:30 pm.
Introductory Kayak Clinic -
NCRB Pool, 8-10 pm. $4. Pre-
registration recommended.
Radrick Farms Nordic Ski
Center - Radrick Farms Golf
Course, 10 am-5 pm, Sat. and Sun,
conditions prevailing.
Beans & Rice Dinner - Guild
House, 6 pm. $2. By Ann Arbor-
Juigalpa Sister City.
Concerned Faculty Brown Bag
Lunch - Guild House, 12 noon.
Volunteer Opportunities Fair
- By Project S.E.R.V.E. (Students
in Educationally Rewarding Volunteer
Experiences), Michigan Union Ball-
room, 1-4 pm.
Pop Wagner - At the ARK, Cajun

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