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The Michigan Daily - Monday, January 23, 1989 - Page 3

for Dow
The new chemistry building was
officially named the Willard Henry
Dow Laboratory, after the founder of
Dow Chemical Company, by the
University's Board of Regents at its
meeting last week.
Dow's family and company con-
tributed more than $10 million -
over half the construction cost - to
the N.- University Ave. building,
which should be open by fall term.
University Secretary Richard
Kennedy said the sizeable gift was
what prompted the regents to name
the building after Dow.
But Regent Neal Nielsen (R-
Brighton) said the regents' decision
was based on a number of factors,
including Dow's reputation as a
"premier scientist and chemist, a
leading entrepreneur... (who) helped
develop a very large company in
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline)
said the board never considered nam-
ing the building after anyone else.
The new Dow building - not to
be confused with the Herbert H.
Dow engineering building on North
;Campus - is located next to the
old chemistry building on the edge
of the Diag.
The building, touted as techni-
cally superior to the older chemistry
facilities, should augment the "ca-
pacity for both instruction and
research" in the chemistry depart-
ment, Kennedy said.
Chemistry Department Chair
David Curtis said he foresees more
progress and opportunity in the de-
partment with the addition of the
building. He said there will be
"modern facilities and more space,"
whereas now the department is
working under "cramped, sub-quality

4 Residents protest





LSA Senior Nan
in a skit in front

As George Bush and his support-
ers celebrated his inauguration in
Washington D.C., almost 200 Ann
Arborites protested his policies in
front of the Federal Building Friday.
In Washington, Bush told the
140,000-member crowd assembled
on the White House lawn that "a
new breeze is blowing" in America.
As the 41st president of the United
States, Bush called for a "new ac-
tivism." But the Ann Arbor
protesters, like similar groups across
the country, remained opposed to
Bush's politics.
"This is the one of the scariest
parts of American history," said Ann
Arbor resident Rob Koeff, who added
that Bush's record as former Central
Intelligence Agency director was a
threat to democracy. "Everything
that the founding fathers stood for is
about to be slapped in their face. Our
Constitution is being used as a piece
of toilet paper- CIA man is in
The mood of the Ann Arbor
crowd was festive, as demonstrators
defiantly held hand-lettered signs and
cheered enthusiastically. The speak-

ers criticized Bush's record on health
and reproductive choice, the envi-
ronment, human rights, and the war
in Central America.
"I'm here to protest the govern-
ment because they're lying about the
whole Iran-Contra thing," said Ann
Arbor resident Alex Saklovich.
LSA junior Phil Johnston,
carrying a "Bush-Noriega: a Crack
Team" sign, said he felt that Bush
and Panamanian dictator Manuel
Noriega had an ongoing relationship.
"Bush is supporting a drug czar,"
Johnston said. "We've been giving
him support all along." Johnston
said more drug-fighting money
should go to treatment and rehabili-
tation than to police and state action.
English Prof. Diana Abu-Jaber
said she was at the protest mainly
out of concern for reproductive free-
dom and lesbian and gay male rights.
She said that her response to Bush's
inauguration was "sadness and dis-
may." However, she said the event
should serve as a call to action for
-itizens who oppose Bush-Reagan
Michigan Student Assembly Rep.
Corey Dolgon, a Rackham graduate

student, began the official portion of
the rally. He played guitar and gave
satirical rendition of the song "(Give
Me That) Old Time Religion,"
titled, "Give Me That Old Time
Members of the Latin American
Solidarity Committee gave a guerilla
theater presentation on the theme;
"There are no death squads in a
democracy." The group contrasted
parodies of official U.S. pronounce-
ments with the effects ,of thos*.
policies on Central American peo-
ple. The players representing the
U.S. client states of El Salvador,
Guatemala, and Honduras ended the.,
skit with ersatz "blood" dripping
from their hands.
Unsuccessful democratic congres-
sional candidate Dean Baker took a
tongue-in-cheek attitude toward the
Bush inauguration. "At least
Reagan's out of there," he said. "I'm
celebrating that."
The Associated Press contributed
to this story.

Protesting the Inaugaration of George Bush,
Goblirsch represents the Nicaraguan Contras
of the Ann Arbor Federal Building.

'. I

Panel discusses how
refugees learn to -adjust

Transplanted from their rural, agricultural homes in
Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam to major cities in the
United States, refugees often experience immense
trauma spawning from language barriers, culture
shock, and racial discrimination, Southeast Asian pan-
elists said at a symposium Saturday.
Addressing the problems of assimilation and immi-
gration, panelists advised students on ways refugees
can adjust to the United States at the symposium,
"New Americans: Southeast Asian Refugees in the
United States."
One of the most distressing problems refugees
grapple with is the misconceptions they have about
the United States and the misconceptions Americans

have about them, said panelist Huan Nguyen, a
member of the Vietnamese Student Association
(VSA), which sponsored the symposium.
"There is a common misconception that refugees
drain the United States of its resources," Lung
Nguyen, a second-year student in the School of Engi-
neering and VSA member, said.
But he countered this stereotype by saying that
Vietnamese refugees will contribute much to American
society through hard work and education.
Some students spoke about the misconceptions
they had about the United States before coming here.
Lung Nguyen said he expected life to be easier in
the United States. "Nothing comes free, not even in
See Refugee, Page 5

Michigan gears.
up for 1990 census
Detroit (AP) - Michigan resi- bution.
dents responsible for counting mil-
lions of Americans are gearing up Census officials estimate that 5
for the census season in 1990. percent of the Black population- and
a far higher percentage of inner-city
An estimated 300,000 people are Black men- were not registered in the
,expected to work for the Census Bu- 1980 survey.
,reau to conduct the once-a-decade
survey that determines how many Estimates show that each person
:members each state receives in the not counted in the survey costs his
;U.S. House of Representatives and or her community about $150 per
how billions of dollars in federal year in government money. A num-
money is distributed. ber of cities, among them Detroit,
have filed lawsuits to seek changes
Census data will also dictate how in the census system, including en-
;state officials draw district bound- suring that the traditionally under-
aries, giving relatively more or less counted populations will be better
power and money to communities, represented in the final census tally.
depending on the population distri-

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What's happening in Ann Arbor today

"Charge Transfer and van der
Waals Complexes of SO2" -
Chem. Prof. R.L. Kuczkowski, 1200
Chem. Bldg., 4 pm.
"Utopian Spaces: Bloch, Lu-
cacs, Pontoppidan" - Liliane
Weissberg, Johns Hopkins University,
E. Conference Rm., Rackham, 4:10
pm. German Contributions to Liter-
ary Theory Series.
Guild House Writers Series -
Mike Barrett and Scott Lasser, reading
from their short stories, Guild House,
8 pm. Refreshments.
International Relations Society
(Model United Nations) Mass
Meeting - 2209 Michigan Union,
7 pm. For those interested in being
on a delegation.
United Jewish Appeal Meeting
- Hillel, 7 pm.
APO Service Fraternity Mass
Meeting - Michigan Union Pond
Rm., 7:30 pm.

ing Program - University Health
Service sponsored. Michigan League,
Mon & Thur, 12 noon-1 pm, for four .
weeks. Pre-registration required. $30
fee with a $15 refund to those who at-
tend all sessions. Call 763-1320.
Begins 1/23.
Practice Interviewing on Video
- Career Planning and Placement
Center,Rm. 1, 3:10-5 pm.
Business Opportunities with a
Liberal Arts Degree - Career
Planning and Placement Center, Con-
ference, 4:10-5 pm.
Employer Presentation: CNA
Insurance Co. - Michigan Union
Kuenzal Rm., 6:30-8 pm.
MTS Basic Skills Computer
Course - 3001 SEB, 9 am- 12
noon. Registration required.
Lotus 1-2-3 Basic Skills
Course - 3001 SEB, 1-5 pm.
Registration required.
Pre-Interviews - Apple Com-
puter, 1013 Dow, 6:30-8:30 pm; Dow
Chemical, 245 Chrysler, 4:30-6:30
Starbound - Auditions for camnus

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