The Michigan Daily -Thursday, September 13, 1990 - Page 3
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-by Bethany Robertson
In college, not all lessons are
taught in the classroom.
.^ Students from all cultures and
backgrounds must also learn to live
*zogether in the most personal situa-
tion possible - the dorm room.
- "Learning to live together in a
. residence hall room is probably the
,0losest thing to marriage that people
iill experience before marriage,"
said Mary Lou Antieau, director of
,housing for South Quad.
College is the first time most
sludents have to share a room.
"Eighty percent of the roommates
*who come here have not had a sib-
ling roommate at home," said John
)eidke, associate director of Univer-
sity Housing. He said the figure was
based on responses from parents at
first-year students' parents' parent
Almost every person who has had
.a roommate has a story to tell. LSA
junior Kathleen Stewart said she
fiardly noticed one of her past
,roommates was there. "She gave me
'the silent treatment for two
ifionths," she said.
A first-year LSA student com-
lained his roommate's belongings
'smell. "I had to put up Stick-ups in
the room. The room is making me
E'ck because of my allergies," he
Resident advisors report other
problems that arise when people live
.ogether for the first time. LSA se-
nior Karen Wisham, who is a resi-
dent advisor in West Quad, said the
most common complaint she hears
is that roommates are "always hav-
Jog other people in the room."
LSA junior and South Quad resi-
dent advisor Christian Rogiers re-
ported a more complicated problem.
!'The majority of the initial room-
*mnate complaints have involved peo-
kle of different races. But it's impor-
ant that they learn to live with peo-
ple different from themselves," he
Rogiers suggested that room-
mates have respect for each other in
order to avoid problems. "Just re-
spect them for what they are and try
to understand where they're coming
from," he said.
Wisham said living with a
roommate of a different ethnic
background can be an ad-ditional
learning experience. "There is a
shock when you walk into a room
for the first time," she said.
But Wisham said after living
with her roommate she learned a lot
about the other person and considered
it a valuable experience. "We were
able to get along fine," Wisham
Some form of roommate agree-
ments or contracts are available in
all the residence halls and can help
when conflicts arise, Heidke said.
Roommate agreements are given to
residents and ask them to discuss
such questions as "Should there be
parties in the rooms?" and "Should
visitors be allowed in the room?"
"It's really helpful to get people
talking about their expectations in a
non-judgemental way," she said.
Antieau said the agreements open
communication lines necessary for
Mimi Arnstein, a first-year LSA
student said the roommate agree-
ments helped start some lines of
communication. "We agreed on most
things but I think it was good to
clarify verbally instead of just mak-
Resident advisors and directors
agreed that the best way to deal with
roommates is to respect each other
and to communicate. But when prob-
lems arise there are steps roommates
"I'd strongly recommend they try
to work it out themselves, but the
R.A. is always there to serve as a
mediator," Wisham said. If the resi-
dent advisor is not able to help prob-
lems are sometimes taken to the
building director. As a last resort,
new room assignments can be made.
Rogiers stressed that compromise
is another important way to avoid
conflict. "You can't have it all your
way," Rogiers said. "Here you just
Shave to give in."
Engineering first-year student Ashish Gupta (background) and his friends LSA first-year students Scott Skoglund (front left) and Jeff Klotz get
together in a dorm room.
Dorms face less overcrowding this year
*Speaker: U.S. owes:
by Debbie Siegel nuity Pay (SLAP.) The issue gained
Raymond Jenkins thinks the support in 1988 when legislation
U.S. government owes a debt it's was passed awarding $1.2 billion
no willing to pay. dollars in reparations to the surviv-
oH e wants the descendants of ing Japanese-Americans who had
S Hae wnto b e id sortdab of been wrongfully interned during
aves to be paid for the labor of rld WarI
their ancestors. He's devoted 23
years to the cause.
The Detroit real estate broker and
political activist began his crusade in
-1967 by founding Slave Labor An-
After over 20 years of facing
ridicule, the cause has gained recog-
"They stopped laughing at me
by Matthew Pulliam
Unlike years past, students will
not be forced this year to sleep in
dorm lounges or fight for space
while harried residence hall
directors look for additional
Though student population fig-
ures will not be certain until mid-
October, there will be no
problems housing students in
standard residence hall rooms, said
Housing Program Director Edward
Based on projections of stable
or declining enrollment, as well as
a 7 to 8 percent increase in non-
University housing, overcrowding
problems are not expected.
Even though the dorms aren't
overcrowded, some rooms are still
a tight fit.
when the Japanese-Americans got
reparations," he said.
Jenkins spoke to 60 people at
Angell Hall last night.
"I've been travelling the country,
planting the seed in Black people's
minds that if you ask for reparations,
you'll get it, but if you don't ask,
you won't get it for another 240
years," said Jenkins.
Since he began, he has sent let-
ters to presidents, senators, TV talk
show hosts, and wealthy Americans
urging the U.S. government to grant
financial compensation to African-
Americans for the more than 240
years of slave labor performed by
Jenkins wants Congress to estab-
lish a $40 billion education fund for
the descendants of slaves.
Jenkins' crusade has been met
with tremendous opposition. He has
been called a fool and his campaign a
joke. Other times people have ex-
pressed support for the idea, but
haven't worked for its realization.
"I can't understand why the Black
people don't get excited like I do -
why they don't join in. I suppose
240 years of brainwashing has a
great effect," he said.
"(The government) finds money
for everyone else, but when it comes
to the Black people, they say let by-
gones be bygones. But I won't let
it," Jenkins said.
Jenkins has rallied the support of
many professional organizations in
Detroit. His resolution has received
endorsement from Mayor Coleman
Young and members of Congress.
Jenkins' next step is to get the
bill moving again.
Tom Gerschick, Coordinator of
Undergraduate Education in the So-
ciology Department, which co-spon-
sored the lecture, said that it is cru-
cial that whites hear and understand
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Some off the Key Players:TUB
First-year engineering student
Ashish Gupta said of his West
Quad converted triple, "We have to
share closets. The person who gets
the dresser...doesn't get to hang
his clothes. So we have to
Salowitz said some converted
triples would be reduced to doubles
if space were available.
Deba Patnaik, East Quad Resi-
dence Hall Coordinator, said he
faced no overcrowding problems.
The directors of South Quad, West
Quad, and Mary Markley all
reported similar satisfaction with
the populations of their respective
West Quad Director Mary
Ramirez said, "We actually have
some empty rooms, because many
students failed to return their
If the student population unex-
pectedly grows, rooms in West
Quad, which currently hold
Psychology Dept. offices, could
be converted to dorm rooms. Any
conversion, however, will require
state funding for the refurbishment
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of the department's new offices.
Salowitz said such funding will
not be received in the near future.
Salowitz said construction of
new residence halls is unlikely. A
new hall would cost $40,000 for
each resident housed. I n
comparison, Bursley, built in
1968 with the aid of a now-defunct
low-interest government loan, cost
approximately $6,000 per resident.
The cost of building a new halL
translates to a $1,000 increase in"
tuition for every student in the
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What's happening in Ann Arbor today
,r Possible Configuration are Listed Eel
Jewish Peace Lobby - Mass
meeting 8:30 p.m., Hillel, 1429
I3fi11 St. Questions? Call 769-0500.
Campus Crusade for Christ -
General meeting on college life 7-8
.m., Dental School, Kellogg And.
Society of Women Engineers
- General meeting 6:30 p.m. 1500
EECS, North Campus. Contact
Trudy Robertson, 747-7115.
Community Leaning Post Inc.
- Meeting for students interested in
participation in fall tutorial outreach.
Last semester tutors only. 2:30 p.m.
211 and 1/2 N. 4th Ave.
Tagar - Mass meeting. 7 p.m.
Hillel, 1429 Hill St.
Department of Recreational
Sports' Horseback Riding - Pre-
trip meeting. 7-8 p.m., Conference
Room, Recreation Building, North
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Inter-Varsity Christian Fel-
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Henderson Room, Michigan League.
Graduate Employees Organi-
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taining Polymers" - Prof. Stuart
Cooper, Department of Chemical
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sin, 4 p.m. Dow Building Rm.
1013, North Campus.
"Scenes from the Palestinian
Uprising" - a presentation by
David Levin and Luis Velazquez,
MSA/PSC/RSG delegates to the
Occupied Territories. 8 p.m., 4th
Floor Rackham building.
"Our Children: Are They Our
First Priority?" - Carol Brock,
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Freedom. 8 p~m. 310 S. Ashley St.
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For more info call: 663-4741.
"Sexual Strategies: The Evo-
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Hillel Social Committee
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