The Michigan Daily- Wednesday, November 13, 1991 - Page 3
State senate approves
.Higher Education Act
by Stefanie Vines
Daily Government Reporter
A Senate committee voted unan-
imously last week to reauthorize
the Higher Education Act, but put
aside an amendment which would
have created a direct student-loan
' Although the Senate Labor and
Human Resources Committee
sidestepped passage of the student-
loan program, several senators said
they were willing to create a stu-
dent-loan pilot program to be im-
plemented at selected universities.
The pilot program would be
based on a proposal by Sens. Paul
Simon (D-Ill.) and Dave Duren-
berger (R-Minn.), called the In-
come-Dependent Education Assis-
tance Credit (IDEA credit).
Under the plan, the federal gov-
ernment would sell securities to
raise capital for colleges and univer-
sities to lend to their students.
David Karle, Simon's press secre-
tary, said the Simon-Durenberger
plan could change the structure of
student aid completely.
"It makes loans available to all
students and it makes the basis of
the loans on the student's income
after graduation, rather than on the
parent's income," Karle said.
Karle said the Simon-Duren-
berger proposal is important be-
cause it is the last chance the Senate
will have to change the student aid
"This is the last chance of the
next five years to significantly ex-
pand student aid programs. Every
five years the Senate votes on
whether or not to maintain the cur-
rent program, so if this fails it will
be a long time before other reforms
can be made," Karle said.
Senators said they were not ready
to accept the Simon-Durenberger
plan without a closer examination.
As a result, Simon and Durenberger
are trying to delay a vote for as long
to enforce it," he said.
But Karle said that what Presi-
dent George Bush says he will do
and what he does are two different
"The President has opposed ev-
ery new education initiative. But
Sen. Simon sponsored a national lit-
eracy program last year which the
President said he would veto and
didn't," Karle said.
Karle said the biggest obstacle
for the Simon-Durenberger plan
'It makes loans available to all students and it
makes the basis of the loans on the student's
income after graduation, rather than on the
"I don't want to be a damp blan-
ket on this, but I do think we have to
fashion a program on this and try it
out," said Committee Chair Sen.
Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) in a
Fritz Elmendorf, vice president
of communications for the Con-
sumer Bankers Association, attacked
"We don't care if it is only im-
plemented at two universities or at
2,000 because the program can't
work. The president has said it
won't and the government is unable
now is the powerful banking lobby.
"Obviously banks are opposed to
this program because it would take
money away from them. But we
have a lot of support from the col-
leges and universities," he said.
Elmendorf said the issue has es-
calated as the 1992 campaign bears
"Clearly this is a party issue
with the Democrats in favor and the
Republicans against it. It has gone
beyond an argument of the pro-
gram's merits and has gotten into a
game of political football," he said.
LSA first-year student Seth Weinstein watches as LSA seniors Ony Danchimah and Matt Wexley facilitate
dialogue between Jewish and Black students designed to ease tension.
Students bridge racial, ethnic
gaps in intergroup dialogues-
A letter to the editor in yesterday's Daily omitted part of a sentence.
The letter by West Quad Resident Director Avi Rubin should have read:
"As a member of the residence hall senior staff, I am disturbed by the
answers many of my colleagues have to the above questions. I have found
many people virtually hoping they can take offense at something you say."
What's happening i
U-M Baha'i Club, weekly mtg. Stock-
well, Rosa Parks Lounge, 8-9:30.
Korean Student Association, weekly
mtg. Union, 3rd floor, 5:30.
Public Interest Research Group in
Michigan, weekly mtg. 4109 Union,
Recycle U-M, weekly mtg. Dana Bldg,
Student Lounge, 7 p.m.
Students Concerned About Animal
Rights, weekly mtg. Dominick's, 9 p.m.
MSA Environmental Commission,
weekly mtg. Dominick's, 5 p.m.
Kaleidoscope, undergrad art history
club. basement of Tappan Hall, 4:15.
Latin American Solidarity Commit-
tee, weekly mtg. Union, Rm 1209, 8
Hellenic Student Association. Union,
Pond Rm, 8 p.m.
Undergraduate Sociology Club. LSA
3rd floor lounge, 5 p.m.
U-M Students of Objectivism. Do-
minick's, 8 p.m.
Yawp. 7th floor Haven, 7 p.m.
Challenge Ropes Course, pre-trip
mtg. North Campus Rec Bldg Conf
"The End of the Empire: Carent
Crisis in the Caucasus," panel discus-
sion. 200 Lane Hall, 4-6.
"Were There Alternatives to Ex-
tremism in Russia in the 20th Cen-
tury?" Dr. Natalia Mikhailovna Pri-
umova, Moscow Academy of Sciences.
Lane Hall Commons, noon.
"New Reactions of Bicyclic Com-
pounds," Mark Lautens, University of
Toronto. 1640 Chem, 2:30.
"Establishment of Direct Electrical
Communication Between Redox
Center of Glucose Oxidase and
Metal Electrodes Through 3-Di-
mensional Networks of Redox
Macromolecules," Prof. Adam Heller,
University of Texas-Austin. 1640
Chem Bldg,4 p.m.
"Frequency Domain Estimation of
the Parameters of Human Brain
Electrical Dipoles," Prof. Jonathan
Raz. 451 Mason, 4 p.m.
"The Superconducting Super Col-
lider: What Is It? Why Do We Need
It? How Is It Doing?" Roy Schwiet-
ters. 170 Dennison, 4 p.m.
"Maternal Mortality and Morbidity
Issues in West Africa," Thomas
Elkins. University Hospital, Ford Am-
phitheater, 7 p.m.
Prof. Barbara Smuts speaks on her
primate field research. Anthropology
Club mtg. 1046 SNR, 7 p.m.
"Is it Easy to Be Younm? Glasnost,
in Ann Arbor today
West Conf Rm, 8 p.m.
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Sun-Thur, 8 p.m.-1:20 a.m.
and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Stop by 102 UGLi or call 936-1000.
Extended hours are 1 a.m. -3 a.m. at
the Angell Hall Computing Center or
Northwalk, North Campus safety
walking service. Sun-Thur 8 p.m.-1:30
a.m. and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.-11:30
p.m. Stop by 2333 Bursley or call 763-
U-M Ninjitsu Club, Wednesday prac-
tice. IM Bldg, wrestling rm, 7:30-9.
U-M Women's Lacrosse Club,
Wednesday practice. Oosterbaan Field
ECH Peer Writing Tutors. An-
gell/Mason Computing Center, 7-11.
Ultimate Frisbee Club. Mitchell
U-M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
Wednesday workout. CCRB Martial
Arts Rm, 8-9.
U-M Taekwondo Club, Wednesday
workout. CCRB Martial Arts Rm,
Guild House Beans and Rice Dinner.
802 Monroe, 6-7.
Support Group for those ages 17-25
whose parent has died. Gabriel
Richard Center at Saint Mary's
"Thinking About Majoring in En-
glish?" Talk to English Advisor Derek
Green every Wednesday. Haven 7th
floor lounge, 4-5.
U-M/OSU Blood Battle. Business
"Study in Africa, Latin America,
and the Caribbean," panel discussion.
International Center, rm 9, 7-8:30.
Russian Song Fest. 185 Frieze Bldg,
"Life at the yoU," Residence Hall
Repertory Theatre. Betsey Barbour,
Barbour Lounge, 10 p.m.
The Yawp Literary Magazine, sub-
missions accepted. 7629 Haven.
Army ROTC Turkey Shoot. Rifle
Emerging Leaders Program Group
Leader applications available at
SODC, 2202 Union. Applications due
Career Planning and Placement.
The Law School Personal Essay. CP&P
Program Rm, 4:10-5:30.
Graduate School and MBA Day.
Graduate School: The Forms, The
Funds, The Focus. Union, 10-11.
Graduate School: Reaching Pinnacles,
Avoiding Pitfalls. Union, 12-1.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov.
John Engler named Russell Mawby,
the head of the W.K. Kellogg
Foundation, to the Michigan State
board of trustees yesterday.
Mawby will assume the post on
Jan. 1, filling a vacancy created by
the resignation of board Chair Tom
Reed (R-East Lansing).
"Dr. Mawby brings leadership, a
commitment to public service and a
tradition of innovation to one of the
world's great universities," Engler
Many Regents at the University
are surprised at Reed's resignation
and are sorry to see him go.
A political independent from
Augusta, Mawby said he didn't
want to wage a partisan campaign.
"In this position, politically,
I'm a Spartan. I am concerned with
the university," he said.
Engler has been criticized before
for giving jobs to non-Republicans,
but Engler spokesperson John
Truscott stressed the importance of
doing what is best for the school.
University Regent Deane Baker
(R-Ann Arbor) said, "I know Mr.
Reed casually and Mr. Mawby, and
they're both qualified people. The
governor has the duty to appoint
people who are concerned with edu-
A hot trustee issue is whether
George Perles should continue as
both MSU's athletic director and
Daily staff reporter Lynne Cohn
contributed to this report.
"WE CUT HAIR TO PLEASE."
*6 BARBERS - NO WAITING*
for Men and Women
668-9329 opposite Jacobson's
by Rob Patton
Daily Minority Issues Reporter
It's no secret to most students
that the University is far from a
melting pot. The racial and ethnic
segregation seen in residence hall
cafeterias, parties, and libraries
makes it plain that most students
prefer to associate mainly with
"their own kind." Not so obvious,
however, is what can be done about
Yet there is at least one pro-
gram on campus making an effort
to break down some of these
The Intergroup Relations and
Conflict Program, a part of the Pi-
lot Program in Alice Lloyd Hall,
plans "dialogue groups" - rap
sessions between people of differ-
ent ethnicities, religions, genders,
or sexual orientations.
The dialogues include sessions
between Blacks and whites, Blacks
and Jews, Latinos and Blacks,
Chicanos and Puerto Ricans, gays
and straights, and even men and
The purpose is to facilitate
communication between groups
that otherwise might not commu-
nicate, sociology lecturer Louis
Sfeir-Younis said. Sfeir-Younis
teaches Pilot 189: "Introduction
to Intergroup Relations and Con-
flict" which incorporates dia-
logues. The dialogues are also of-
fered as minicourses or for no
Sfeir-Younis said that while
University recruiting has resulted
in a more diverse student body, a
lack of understanding between dif-
ferent groups has led to an
"apartheid" on campus.
"You may have whites, African
Americans, Asian Americans in a
classroom or stadium together, but
in reality they're not eating to-
gether, they're not having intellec-
tual discussions together, they're
not studying together."
Program Coordinator Ximena
Ztuiga said the sessions are often
the first time students communi-
cate on anything but a superficial
level with members of another
"For example, one student of
color came up to me and said, 'I've
never had such a deep discussion
with a white person before,"' she
The participants also explore
the reasons for the differences be-
"We try to highlight the con-
flict that arises," said Davis
Rickard, a facilitator of the gay-
straight dialogue. "Once we do
this, we can go on to try to create
bonds between the groups."
LSA first-year student Cynthia
McIntosh is a participant in the
"I never knew there was so
much friction that existed between
Jewish Americans and African
Americans," she said.
While these dialogues cannot
solve all the complex problems of
race and ethnicity on campus, they
are a start, Zdtiga said.
"The pattern is to brush things
over - don't talk about racism.
But you have to talk about it, or
nothing will get solved."
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