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Program
promotes
careers
In health
BY LAURA COUNTS
LSA junior Annette Waters had-
never considered a career in hospital
administration until a friend told her,
"It's you. You just don't know it
yet, but it's you."
So she applied for an internship
in the Health Services Administra-
tion Summer Enrichment Program,
and spent last summer as an intern
for a high level administrator in the
Detroit Receiving Hospital. One of
her many responsibilities was acting
as a liaison between doctors and pa-
tient's families in the emergency
room.
School of Public Health faculty
member Richard Lichtenstein started
the program four years ago to recruit
minority students into a field they
may never have considered - Health
Services Administration.
There are many jobs in health
services that do not involve clinical
work, said Lichtenstein, and admin-
istrators have a huge impact on
health care. Minorities are seriously
underrepresented, holding only about
12% of top level administrative po-
sitions in the Detroit area, he said.
"Some people would argue that
members of minority groups are able
to run institutions in predominantly
minority areas with greater sensitiv-
ity to those minorities," Lichten-
stein said.
Through the program, undergrad-
uates are placed in hospitals and
health care faculties in Ann Arbor
and Detroit to work closely with
administrators. Interns receive a
salary and learn the job demands of
administrators firsthand: they go to
meetings, and generally do every-
thing the administrator does. "They

MSA to

hold

symposium

on

campus safety

BY LISA FROMM
Last fall, two men were stabbed
near the steps of the Union. Last
month, several students' rooms in
Alice Lloyd residence hall were bur-
glarized. And thus far this school
year, many women were reported
raped on campus.
Incidents such as these have
prompted the Michigan Student As-
sembly to set up two safety sympo-
siums to discuss problems and pos-
sible solutions, the first of which is
tonight at 8 p.m.
MSA's communications
committee has invited about 115
student groups to attend the sympo-
siums, but are encouraging all stu-
dents to attend. Students will be
broken down into small groups to
"brainstorm," said Gretchen Walker,
vice chair of the committee.

A key reason for the symposium,
Walker said, is to unify the ap-
proaches various groups have taken
to try and improve safety conditions
on campus. Now, for instance, "a
sorority will say we need more
lighting, and a women's group will
say we need better transportation."
To meet all safety needs, groups
have to work together and present a
unified front, Walker said.
Bell added, "It's time for students
to band together to do something
about it."
Walker said MSA also plans Ao
ask students questions such as:
"What places on campus are unsafe?
Do you see safety officers around?
Are services such as Safe Walk, Nite
Owl, emergency phones effective?"
"We're not going in with any pte
conceived ideas; we want to hear
what students have to say," Walker
said. "We have some broad questions
- we want input on them."
MSA invited groups like Interco-
operative Council, the Panhellenic
Association, individual fraternities
and sororities, dorm councils,
minority and ethnic organizations,
and politically and socially active
organizations, Walker said.
Tonight's meeting, which will
deal with campus safety problems,
will be in the Michigan Union
Kuenzel Room, and Monday's ses-
sion dealing with possible solutions
(also at 8 p.m.) will be held in the
Union's Anderson Room.

I

LINDSAY MORRIS/Daily
Mage on a cree
Ann Arbor Council for Traditional Music and Dances, and English country dancing group
dances the "Mage on a cree," which was created in 1651.

are not doing clerical work," Licht-
enstein said.
In addition, each intern works on
a special project designed with the
help of Lichtenstein.
Third year Inteflex student Denise
White, who interned at Mount
Carmel Hospital in Detroit last
summer, worked on getting head in-
jury patients into rehabilitation cen-
ters. She said her internship "opened
her eyes to issues in public health."

In Waters' internship, she de-
signed a directory system simple
enough to enable children to find
their way around Detroit Receiving
hospital. This was a difficult task,
she said, given the complexity of the
building.
Waters praised the summer pro-
gram. "It wasn't like they put us in
a hospital and left us there," she
said, adding that there was a lot of

communication between herself and
Lichtenstein.
The program's popularity is evi-
dent; competition for admission is
high. Last year, 14 interns were se-
lected from a pool of 83 applicants.
Past participants have been
predominantly University students,
but the program accepts applications
nationwide.

"We want student perspectives on
the real problems - what they are,
where they are, and what can be done
to solve them," Communications
Chair Robert Bell said.
Following the second meeting,
which will take place on Monday
night, Bell and Walker will draft a
proposal from the compiled
information and send it to the Uni-
versity's Board of Regents, other
administrators, and public safety of-
ficials.
In addition, they will send copies
to Ann Arbor City Councilmembers
and police officials, Bell said. He
expects the proposal to be completed
by mid-March.

Soviet leaders differ on reforms

I

THE

LIST

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Speakers
"Knowing Yourself: How Do Oth-
ers See You?" - International
Center, 12 noon-1 pm, brown bag
discussion.
"Blaze a Fire: The Significant
Contributions of Caribbean
Women (A Redefinition of Suc-
cess)" '- Dr. Nesha Haniff,
Women's Studies Lounge 236
W.E., 4-5:30 pm. Book Reception
to Follow.
"The Physician's Responsibility to
the Non-Compliant Patient: Are
there Limits?" - Debate with
Robert A. Green, M.D. and Andrew
J. Zweifler, M.D., S. Lecture Hall
Med Sci II, 12 noon.
"Waveguide Raman Spectroscopy"
- Bijun Yang, 1200 Chem., 4:10
pm.
"Enzymatic Catalysts in Organic
Synthesis" - John Lakanen, 1300
Chem., 4 pm.
"The Scientific and Congressional
Debate on Nuclear Waste Man-
agement" - Dana Isherwood, 1300
Chem., 7:30 pm.
"Hellenism in Late Antiquity:
Dionysis and his World" - Glen
W. Bowersock, Princeton, Rack-
ham Graduate School East Lec-
ture Hall, 4 pm.
"Philosophy in Art: Verdi's 'La
Triviata' " - Discussion, Pond
Rm., Michigan Union, 7:30 pm.
Free.
"Fault Chronology and Uplift His-
tory of the Wind River Range: Im-
plications for Laramide and Post-
Laramide Deformation in the
Rocky Mountain Foreland" -
Tames R. Steidtmann, Dorr Lec-
ture, Rackham Amphitheatre, 8
pm.
"Law and Political Change in
Hungary: The Case of Fidesz" -
Dr. Jozsef Szajer, Lane Hall Com-
mons,' 12 noon.
"The Sounds of the Sky: The
Bronze Age of Southeast Asia and
South China" - Dr. Karl Hut-
terer, 2009 Ruthven Museums, 12
noon-i pm.
"An Eyewitness to the Palestinian
Uprising" - Todd May, Jewish-
American Activist, 120 Hutchins
Hall, Law School, 7 pm.
Meetings

- 1273 BA, 6 pm. New members
welcome.
SWING - 1209 Michigan Union,
5:30 pm.
Indian & Pakistani-American
Student's Council - Crofoot Rm.,
Michigan Union, 6:30 pm.
Women in Communications, Inc.
- 2050 Frieze, 5:10 pm.
U of M Taekwondo Club - 2275
CCRB, 6:30-8:15 pm.
The Black Law Students Alliance
Presents "Fundi: The Story of Ella
Baker" - 132 Hutchins Hall, 7:30
pm.
U of M Archery Club Practice -
Coliseum, 8-10 pm.
Ann Arbor Coalition Against Rape
- Community Access (2nd floor),
7-8:30 pm. Organizing meetings
for 10th annual "Take Back the
Night Rally & March".
International Student Affairs
Committee - MSA Office in
Union, 7:30 pm.
UMASC - 2439 Mason Hall, 5 pm.
Study Abroad Workshop - Inter-
national Center, 4-5 pm.
Furthermore
Info*fest - Hill Campus: Markley
Hall, 5-7 pm.
Lesbian Rap - 1209 Michigan
Union, 7 pm.
Pre-Interviews - Hughes Aircraft,
4:30-6:30 pm; Schlumberger In-
ternational, 6-8 pm; Conoco, 6-8
pm.
Northwalk - Sun-Thurs, 9 pm-1
am. Call 763-WALK or stop by
3224 Bursley.
Safewalk - Sun-Thurs, 8 pm-1:30
am; Fri-Sat, 8-11:30 pm. Call 936-
1000 or stop by 102 UGLi.
Preparing for the Second Interview
- Career Planning and Placement
Center, Conference Rm., 4:10-5
pm.
English Peer Counseling - 4000A
Michigan Union, 7-9 pm. Help
with papers and other English re-
lated questions.
"The Fight Against Racism in Ed-
ucation: High Schools and Cam-
puses, Past, Present and Future"
- Friends of the Revolutionary
Workers League, Michigan League
Rm. B, 7 pm.
Performances

MOSCOW (AP) - President Mikhail Gor-
bachev emerged from nearly a month out of the
public eye yesterday to tell the nation the Soviet
leadership still has sharp differences over his re-
forms but remains committed to them.
In a 17-minute speech to industrial, construc-
tion and transport workers that led the evening
television news, Gorbachev said his perestroika
program had solved many problems in political,
economic and social life. But he said perestroika
itself had created many problems.
"Now we see how difficult the new problems
are," he told workers at the Communist Party
Central Committee offices. "Not everything is
simple, not without abnormalities. Life is tense,
both economic and social life and in work

collectives and the party."
Gorbachev, who is party general secretary as
well as president, has said before that the Krem-
lin leadership doesn't always see eye-to-eye.
Yesterday, however, he gave a more detailed ex-
planation of the discord over perestroika.
"In the beginning, as a matter of fact, it even
flabbergasted us. I will say that we also didn't
know everything, that is those who are sitting
here next to you," said Gorbachev, flanked by
nine of the 13 members of the ruling Politburo.
"Even we can't know everything and are still
figuring out what's what. But all the same, from.
this exchange (of opinions), sometimes the
sharpest of exchanges - which as a matter of
fact are continuing - we crystalized the conclu-

sions which make up the foundations of pere-
stroika."
Sitting immediately to Gorbachev's left was
Yegor Ligachev, the Politburo member who has
been lukewarm to some of the Soviet leader's re-
forms.
Gorbachev last appeared in public Jan. 21,
when he spoke to a Moscow party conference.
Yesterday, he spoke without notes and waved his
fist for emphasis. Soviet TV listed dozens of
other speakers at the meeting, but did not
broadcast their remarks or Gorbachev's responses.
He touched the familiar themes of the impor-
tance of the individual in making his overhaul of
society work, and he criticized those who suggest
reforms that go against the grain of socialism.

Riegle wants budget increase for

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen.
Donald Riegle of Michigan has
asked for a 52 percent increase in
money to run the Senate Banking,
Housing and Urban Affairs
Committee, Senate staffers said yes-
terday.
. Riegle, a Democrat, took over
leadership of the committee in Jan-
uary.
Budgets for the 18 Senate com-
mittees must be approved by the
Senate Committee on Rules and
Administration, which began hearing
spending requests last week.
Riegle's request of $2.56 million
for the year beginning March 1 is
51.5 percent higher than the banking
committee's 1988 budget of $1.69

million.
"The committee was understaffed
for an appreciable period of time, and
in 1989 is confronted with... major
legislative issues, starting with the
savings and loan issue," said Kevin
Gottleib, the banking committee's
chief of staff.
"In order to complete the legisla-
tion accurately and adequately, addi-
tional staff were needed," Gottlieb
said.
Other issues before the committee
include the soaring debt of third-
world nations and corporate
takeovers.
Riegle's budget request would pay
for the hiring of 16 staff members,

Twelve of the new aides would be
professionals, rather than clerical
"If Wakefield doesn't want it,
other communities still are willing
to take the camp," said Jim Loren-
son, secretary for the Gogebic.
County Economic Development
Commission in Ironwood.
Governmental bodies in those ar-
eas know about the plans, but the
site locations have been kept secret,
he said. The economic commission
supports building a prison camp
within Gogebic County, he said.

committee
Wakefield was among severil
communities to propose almost a
dozen locations for the state work
camp, Lorneson said.
Yet Wakefield citizens angered by
the proposal presented a petition to
force the city council to call yester-
day's vote.
A vote in favor of a city ord(-
nance banning in-town, prisons
would have no legal effect on tbie
Department of Correction's plaqs,
said Ron Kivi, who selects facilit
sites for the state agency in Lansin,

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