The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, November 14, 1990 - Page 3
Tibetans tell of
RC aims to hire
by Jon Rosenthal
Seated beside a hastily placed por-
trait of the Dalai Lama, Dhukar
Tsering and Sangyal spoke about the
Chinese occupation of Tibet since
1951 at the Friends' Center yester-
Their trip to Ann Arbor follows
A their testimony before the United
Nations Commission on. Human
0 kights. Both men worked for the
Chinese government in Tibet before
escaping to India.
Dhukar Tsering studied Chinese
and Tibetan at the Qinghai National-
ities College before working as a
translator at a radio station in Amdo
province. "After the demonstrations
of September,1987, I knew I had to
Jget out to work for the freedom of
Tibet, to be a spokesman for all Ti-
bet," Tsering said.
Sangyal comes from a family of
Tibetan nomads and worked as a
judge for the Qinghai Higher Peo-
"Sentencing decisions were polit-
ically motivated and in 1985 a Ti-
betan whose case I knew well was
executed unlawfully by a decision of
the court," Sangyal said. "Therefore I
.have left my country to fight from
,the outside for independence."
Tsering and Sangyal talked
through a translator as they told of
the problems with the Chinese oc-
"China started a massive popula-
tion transfer to Tibet - they built
huge settlements, prisons and labor
camps," Sangyal said. "Now we
have 7 and half million Chinese, and
we Tibetans are only 6 million."
They said the Chinese are at-
tempting to destroy the Tibetan cul-
ture and traditions through three
"The first method the Chinese
tried to destroy us with was the so-
called family planning - abortion
and sterilization," said Sangyal. "The
second method was the so-called re-
gional autonomy. They confiscated
all our land until their was nothing
left to be autonomous."
The third method was the estab-
lishment of a Chinese-controlled
school system. "The children had to
go to Chinese school and there was
no tradition or religion there,"
Sangyal said. Tsering added, "I never
had a chance to learn traditional Ti-
betan culture and religion."
Sangyal said the two are seeking
independence from China because
"There is only one solution - to
gain independence. Without indepen-
dence nothing is possible."
While they contended that they
need the support of the American
public, they are not optimistic about
"It is hard to get the attention of
the American people because Amer-
ica is not paying attention tosour
part of the world," Tsering said.
"What happened to Kuwait happened
in Tibet forty years ago. It's too bad
we don't have any oil."
by Jesse Snyder
The LSA Executive Committee
is currently deciding on a proposal
made last month by Prof. Herbert
Eagle, director of the Residential
College, that would increase lecturer
quantity in three areas of the RC.
Eagle's Oct. 4 proposal stems
from a 1985 agreement in which the
Executive Committee, with the goal
of increasing interaction between the
LSA and the RC, provided four
tenured positions, joint with depart-
ments, to the Residential College.
At most, only two of the allo-
cated positions have been filled since
1985, and only one position is cur-
Eagle asked that the remaining al-
location be used to increase by two
Full Teaching Equivalencies (FTEs)
the lecturer strength in three areas:
natural science, visual arts, and the-
ater and drama.
The Residential College, with
750 students, includes a faculty of
more than 50 professors and lectur-
ers, many of whom hold joint ap-
pointments with other University
schools and colleges.
RC Prof. Hubert Cohen, referring
to the unfilled 1985 allocations, said
that appointments to the Residential
College were sometimes hard to fill.
"My experience is people who
teach here love it. The problem is a
heavy teaching load, and being out
of your department can hurt ad-
vancements," he said.
Cohen, who holds a joint ap-
pointment with the program for film
and video studies, added that Eagle's
proposal to increase lecturers in the
areas of natural science, visual arts,
and theater and drama was
"There is no question about the
RC needing added faculty in those
three areas," he said.
Economics Prof. Tom Weis-
skopf, who holds a joint appoint-
ment with the RC, agreed that lec-
turer strength was lacking in the
"I agree with Herb's sense of pri-
orities," he said.
RC senior Danielle DeDee said
she agreed with increasing lecturers
in the natural sciences and the visual
arts, but not in the theater depart-
ment. "There's a lot of theater al-
ready going on," she said.
"I'd like to see them concentrate
more on natural sciences," DeDee
added. "There should be more classes
on environmental issues."
Heather Byrne, an RC senior,
said she agreed with adding lecturers
to the RC, especially in the area of
Let there be lights
Thanksgiving may not even be here yet, but Harry's Army Surplus
employee Mark Perry is already decking out the store windows.
'U' fears losing blood to Ohio State
by Purvi Shah
300 attend int'l fair
by Stefanie Vines
Daily Staff Reporter
More than 300 students attended
the Study Abroad fair sponsored by
the Office of International Programs,
The fair focused upon various
academic opportunities abroad offered
by the University and other universi-
ties as well as the financial aid that
,can be used to pay for them.
Jim Cather, Director of the Office
of International Programs, said the
-purpose of the fair was to get stu-
,.ents interested in studying abroad.
"This fair is just the first level of
participation; a lot more goes into
these programs," said Cather.
After Cather welcomed students,
programs were presented from such
countries as: Ghana, Italy, Germany,
Spain, France, Japan, Great Britain,
and Sweden. Students were also al-
lowed to ask questions.
RC first-year student Kemba
Thomas, said the fair provided her
with a unique opportunity to study
in Great Britain.
"I want to study literature and
broaden my horizons at the same
time. I took a year off before coming
here and I know how traveling can
affect you. I hope I can find a pro-
gram here that will help me to get
more out of college," said Thomas.
Not all students, however, were
so idealistic in their pursuits.
LSA sophomore Brian Greenfield
said, "I want to go to Great Britain
because they have cool accents."
Hospital patients aren't the only
ones in need of a transfusion. A
burst of blood and energy needs to be
injected into students, since the lust
to donate blood has faded at the Uni-
versity, said Blood Battle organizers
To date, the University has ful-
filled 56 percent of its quota, while
Ohio State has met 53 percent of its
goal. "The score is too close for
comfort," said Regional Red Cross
Representative to the University,
This year's low turnout of Uni-
versity students has opened the door
for an Ohio State win. "We need 850
units of blood within the next three
days if we're going to give them a
run for their money," Fry added.
"We're behind in our quotas. We
need to get 2290 units by Friday or
we're probably not going to win the
Blood Battle, and more importantly,
we're not going to get the blood to
the people who need it," said Steve
Edelstein, Alpha Phi Omega (APO)
Blood Drive co-chair. "We're run-
ning real close and it could go either
The Blood Battle organizers have
consistently failed to meet targets at
the residence halls this year. "I've
lost blood at every single one of the
dorms except Mary Markley. We're
still losing blood," said Fry.
Various factors have contributed
to the low turnout in the Blood Bat-
tle this year.
Many students have missed ap-
pointments, said Katie Leshock,
APO Blood Drive co-chair, who es-
timates that only 65 to 70 percent of
students have kept their appoint-
Nurse shortages are also aug-
menting the problem. Four nurses
have been unexpectedly unavailable.
The East Quad drive ended up 45
units short of the estimate. East
Quad Day Coordinator Juan Frisan-
cho said the nursing shortage and
students who missed their appoint-
ments contributed to the loss.
The nursing shortage is not the
only factor in the low turnout.
"Other days of the week we were
overstaffed and just couldn't get peo-
ple in. We've been doing everything
we know. We're just baffled," said
This year's battle has been suc-
cessful minimizing student waiting
time, however. "The fact that kids
are scheduled is working like a
charm," Fry said.
For the remainder of the week,
the Blood Battle will take donations
in the Michigan Union. This loca-
tion is designed to target members of
the Greek system and students who
live outside the residence halls.
Diag events planned for nat'l Smokeout
The Huron Valley Greens and Women's Action for Nuclear
Disarmament (WAND) were the only sponsors of the Armistice Day vigil
EQ/RC Social Group for Les-
bians, Bisexuals and Gay
Men, weekly meeting. Call 763-
4186 (days) or 763-2788 (nights)
for location. 9-11:00.
Revolutionary Workers' League,
weekly Public Marxist Study. East
Quad, 52 Greene, 6:30-8.
La Parlotte (The French Con-
versation Club), weekly meet-
ing. MLB 4th Floor Commons, 4-
Latin American Solidarity
Union, 4th floor, 8:00.
AIESEC. B-School, Rm. 1276, 6-
Campus Safety Committee.
Union, Rm. 3000, 3:15-5.
"Two Decades of Marino-
Methodology in Synthesis at
Michigan," sponsored by Chem.
Dept.; Dr. J.P. Marino, speaker.
Rm. 1640, 4:00.
"Atmospheric Pressure Ion-
ization Mass Spectrometry,"
sponsored by Chem. Dept.; Steven
Michael, speaker. Rm. 1650, 4:00.
"Instantons," Prof. Cliff Taubes
of Harvard. Angell Hall, Aud. C,
"And What About My Hungar-
ianness?", Eva Huseby-Darvas,
speaker. Lane Hall Commons Rm.,
"Non Parametric Maximum
Likelihood Estimation of
Service Time Distributions,"
sponsored by Statistics Dept.; Prof.
in Ann Arbor today
Seminar; Jacek Blazewicz, speaker.
Paton Accounting Center, Rm.
Safewalk functions 8-1:30 Sun.-
Thurs., 8-11:30 Fri.-Sat. Call 936-
1000 or stop by 102 UGLi.
Northwalk functions 8-1:30 Sun.-
Thurs., 8-12:00 Fri.-Sat. Call 763-
WALK or stop by 2333 Bursley.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors avali-
ble to help with your papers Sunday-
Thursday, Angell/Haven Computing
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do
Club, weekly practice. Call 994-
3620 for info. CCRB Martial Arts
U of M Cycling Club, weekly
women's ride. For info call Robin
Pena (764-1723). Leaves steps of
Hill Aud. at 3:30.
Central American Beans &
Rice Dinner, weekly event. Guild
House, 802 Monroe St., 6:00.
The Yawp, a publication of student
writing, is soliciting submissions of
poetry, short stories and art. Submit
by Dec. 1 at 7611 Haven.
Critique of the article "The
Philosophic Thought of Ayn
Rand," sponsored by UM Students.
of Objectivism. Michigan League,
Rm. D, 8:00.
Communicating by Computer,
lecture on using MTS and sending
computer messages abroad, spon-
sored by International Center. 611
Church St., 4th floor classroom, 12-
sponsored by Ecology Center. Leslie
by Jay Garcia
Daily Staff Reporter
Members of University Students
Against Cancer (USAC) want to
know if cigarette and tobacco smok-
ers on campus are willing to give up
their habits forever. Or even a day.
The Great American Smokeout
begins tomorrow and USAC, in as-
sociation with the American Cancer
Society, is planning several events
to celebrate the annual event. Tables
will be set up on the Diag that will
provide information about methods
of cancer prevention, warning signs
to look for, and specifics of the
health risks of smoking. General
cancer statistics will also be pro-
"Within 24 hours after you stop
smoking your body begins the heal-
ing process," said Melissa Gedris,
USAC's publicity chair describing
one reason to quit the habit.
This year USAC is also organiz-
ing service projects for cancer pa-
tients. These include driving patients
to and from treatments as well as
"The Great American Smokeout
is an upbeat, lighthearted event,"
said Lisa Moody, Vice-president of
USAC and the Smokeout's campus
Other events include games and
live music. Friends will be able to
"adopt" each other at the adopt-a-
smoker table and help themselves re-
sist the urge to smoke.
"Nonsmokers can participate by
adopting smokers and offering them
support during the day," Moody
A raffle will also be held and its
winners will attend free stop-smok-
ing classes run by University Health
This is the fourteenth year of the
Smokeout. Two years ago the na-
tional event kicked the habit for 5.4
million smokers. One to three years
later, 3.4 million of those partici-
pants were still non-smokers, accord-
ing to American Cancer Society
"The events planned for the Great
American Smokeout are a good way
for our group to reach the University
community with information about
cancer," said Gedris.
For those smokers needing extra
incentive, survival kits containing
gum and candy will be available to
help them commit to the Smokeout.
All scheduled events will take place
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
MSA to form office
allocation task force
by Matt Adler
Daily Staff Reporter
MSA took steps last night to deal
with the confusion surrounding last
Tuesday's office allocation by form-
ing a task force to examine future
options for the process.
According to the resolution,
which was proposed by LSA repre-
sentative Lynn Chia, the task force
will address the fact that increasing
numbers of student organizations re-
quest office space each year and that
it will be impossible in the future to
accommodate every group.
In past years, MSA office space
allocation has been handled by the
the assembly's administrative coor-
dinator. This year, Budget Priorities
Committee Chair Charles Dudley
oversaw the process.
The resolution criticized Dud-
ley's handling of the allocation, say-
ing it "displayed lack of organization
while having become a tedious,
Dudley said the allocation prob-
lems arose because of MSA's consti-
tution. "The compiled code doesn't
contain sufficient information to
accomplish the task responsibly," he
Chia was inspired to propose the
resolution not only because of the
controversy surrounding the alloca-
tions, but also because of what she
saw as an unfair distribution of of-
fice facilities on the part of MSA.
"We give priority to organiza-
tions that have been around for a
long time. New organizations are
overlooked, however important their
purposes may be," Chia said. "The
number one solution to the problem
is to get more office space. Obvi-
ously that may not happen."
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