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THE NATIONAL COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
A national study reports that
tuition hikes are partially
attributable to students' perks,
including campus health club facili-
ties and private telephones.
Freedom of the flag
We shouldn't forget that desecrat-
ing the flag is a constitutional right,
reminds U. of Tennessee's Jack
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Med schools take pain out of stud
By Brett Lomont
Ka Leo 0 Hawaii
U. of Hawaii
In the first two or three years of traditional medical training,
students rarely discuss patients or their symptoms. Instead,
they spend long days in lectures and late nights memorizing
volumes of theory and fact.
That changed at the U. of Hawaii this year, as the John A.
Burns School of Medicine became the first in the country to
completely overhaul its curriculum and abandon the standard
lecture-hall format. Students now work in small groups
researching their own answers to real health problems.
According to Dr. Alex Anderson, assistant to the dean, the
new format is intended to produce better researchers. He said
interns taught the traditional way have shown too much
dependence on their supervisors in finding answers to prob-
Also, the "absolutely overwhelming" amount of information
students are usually required to learn in med school is a nation-
al concern, Anderson said. Under the new approach, students
learn only the most pertinent facts.
Incoming students this fall are already interacting with'
patients and researching a variety of medical science subjects
in order to solve specific clinical health problems, rather than
See MED SCHOOLS, Page 5 JOE CEPEDA, DAILY FORTY-NINER, CALIFORNIA ST
Large schools strengthen alcohol poli
Smaller liberal arts schools report decline in drug use despite liberal pc
Who wants their MTV?
Once innovative, Music Television
is now in a state of decline, according
to Loyola U.'s Hank Stuever.
Out of this world
Kansas State U. has been selected
to formulate designs for human habi-
tats in space.
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Move over, Jane Fonda
More and more men are turning to
the female-dominated world of aero-
bics to stay fit.
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By Stephanie Raphel
. The Oberlin Review
and Mike Elliott
The Amherst Student
In the '70s, Wesleyan U.'s chemistry
lab was reputed to make the best LSD
on the East Coast. Students allege that
when the Grateful Dead played on the
Connecticut campus, they were paid
Tales like this are less frequent today.
At small liberal arts college nationwide,
the popularity of illegal drugs is decreas-
ing, according to students and adminis-
trators. Larger schools are adopting
Royal family rules over U. of Md. students
By Ivan Penn
U. of Maryland, College Park
Decorated with medieval swords,
flags and shields, the room hosts the
latest meeting ofthe U. ofMaryland's
royal family, who sit around a
dinosaur-size bone, their official
The Monarchist party, ruled by
senior King James Risner during the
1988-89 academic year, has been
alive at UM for 17 years. And for four
of the last five years, they have held
executive and legislative positions
within the student government.
The party was founded in 1972 to
make a joke of the SGA, says adviser
Barchan Canter, one of the party's
founders. During their first cam-
paign, the members ran a tape
recorder as their secretary, declaring
it a better note-taker than any other
candidate they could offer.
Although they lost the election that
year, the party won 7 percent of the
vote, and the tape recorder came in
third for secretary.
Risner ran without a party affilia-
tion in 1986, but was later "knighted"
when he ran with the "I Believe
campaign slogan that year
The party's unusual campaigns and
administrations have been featured
in newspapers nationwide, including
the New York 1imes. "One time when
they ran, the platform was to build a
moat around the campus,"recallsUM
President William Kirwan.
Despite their sometimes strange
behavior, SGA Adviser Jana Varwig
believes the Monarchists are making
progress on campus issues. "I think
they have some real goals and they
take their job seriously. Part of it is a
goal in rebuilding their government."
stricter policies toward drug
use due to a growing fear ofli
"I think it's gotten toughe
to get pot at Wesleyan," one s
"The college is much less of
sphere." He said that while
ber of students continue to d>
drug use is confined to limit
By John Austin
U. of Texas, Arlington
When the Omega Psi P
Texas, Arlington try to reac
after an afternoon service
takes them at least 15 minu
Kids swarm around them,
phone numbers and addres
thing to keep the connectio:
new college friends. But whi
to know more than anythir
are you coming back?"
The eight Omegas and their
visit abused children at St.Te
a few times each semester.
they barbecue, and once the
a carnival. This time they
spend time with the kids.
Brenda Gladders, a ther
home, says,'"The visits are a
kids get a lot of one-on-one
DAVID B.FROEUCH, THE DIAMONDBACK, U. OF MARYLAND
U. of Md. King James Risner (right) and Crown
Prince Eric Celarier show off their gibbet, a
medieval one-man prison.