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Continued from page 1
spoke about oral tradition and his re-
search on "Roots," which spanned
12 years.
During both of the events,
Haley's words moved the audiences.
"When he told the story of how he
figured out what the ties between his
ancestors like Kunta Kinte were he
didn't have to explain it," Rackham
Social Work student Gretta Abu-Isa
said two weeks ago after hearing
Haley speak.
LSA first-year student Michelle
Byrd said she felt fortunate to have
been able to see Haley.
Byrd said she read "Roots" during
winter break and it made an impact

on her. When she learned Haley
would be visiting the University,
she said she jumped at the opportu-
nity to see him.
Byrd spoke of Haley's compas-
sion in describing one point in his
speech when a man in the audience
told Haley his family name was the
same as one character's in "Roots."
"This guy suggested they might
be relatives - and he was white!
Alex Haley didn't mind. He said he
would have loved to call a white
man a relative," Byrd said.
In a radio interview last Tuesday,
Haley said he was still getting reac-
tions from "Roots" 15 years later.
"To this day, people, particularly

African American but white people
as well, will just totally, unexpect-
edly ... walk up and hug you and
say, 'Thank you,"' he told radio sta-
tion WKYS in Washington, D.C.
Moody said Haley's determina-
tion and warmth will be remembered
by many. "He started something in
this country and left a legacy of peo-
ple trying to find their roots. It goes
beyond the TV series - he left a
whole movement," Moody said.
Survivors include Haley's third
wife, Myra; his son William Haley
and two daughters, Cynthia Gertrude
Haley and Lydia Ann Haley.
- The Associated Press con-
tributed to this report.

OMA sponsors di~alogues to
pro mote multiculturalism
by Ren6e Huckle Monroe-Fowler said. consider the definition ofd
Daily Staff Reporter Group facilitator and Rackham multiculturalism.


Continued from page 1
only concerted campaigning was a
three day blitz in the final
Judging from the polls, he was
still seeking to generate strength
in New Hampshire, and it was New
Hampshire he had on his mind
when he implored voters over the

weekend, "We need to show people
in this country how we do it in
The New Hampshire campaign
shapes up as a struggle for survival
among the Democrats, and a
Buchanan-Bush contest that poses
mostly a threat of embarrassment
for the president.
Buchanan told an audience in

Nashua he hopes for a strong New
Hampshire showing that would
force Bush to step aside rather than
"fight it out precinct by precinct
simply to hold onto the office."
Clinton said he's been the target
of a Republican-inspired campaign
to discredit him, adding, "All they
want to do is keep power. ... I'm
going to fight like hell."

More than 50 students attended
the first of several interracial and
cultural dialogues sponsored by the
Office of Minority Affairs (OMA)
that will encourage students of dif-
ferent ethnicities to discuss com-
mon issues, problems and concerns.
Forum organizers said they
hoped the program would bridge
perceived cultural gaps between dif-
ferent ethnic groups.
"The goal of the Office of Mi-
nority Affairs is to get a sense of
how students are feeling about is-
sues related to cultural pluralism
and to provide a forum for people to
talk to each other," said Andrea
Monroe-Fowler, the OMA diver-
sity agenda coordinator.
Monroe-Fowler said the pro-
gram is important for the Univer-
sity because classes are racially im-
balanced and lacking in the number
of minority students. "The dia-
logues are the first step to get peo-
ple to see the common interests and
struggles they have."
OMA is sponsoring four differ-
ent discussion groups throughout
the semester providing an outlet for
students to share their experiences,

graduate student Lara Tushla said
she was pleased with the white stu-
dent turnout.
"I was very pleased with the
number of white students that at-
tended," she said, adding that past
programs have lacked in white stu-
dent participation.

'I don't see how this discussion can help solve
the stereotype problem.'
- James Lin
LSA senior

"On this campus, there is a lot of
talk about multiculturalism and
P.C. as buzzwords, but a lot of peo-
ple don't think about what the
buzzwords mean," she said.
LSA senior James Lin said he was
pessimistic about how effective the
dialogues would be in reducing

IOW A until Michigan's March 17 presi- gins, the onus is thrust on the can-
dential primary. And the focus of didates to bring issues into the
Continued from page 1 many of those groups has been to fore. Polls and are fine, but unless
Most student groups support- get people to the polls, because candidates make their issues an is-
ing presidential candidates, with stances on pertinent issues seem so sue, polls and pullquotes are the
one exception, have just started hard to find. factors on which they will be
gearing up with only five weeks So, as the electoral process be- judged.

Students said they had various
reasons for attending the opening
Rackham graduate student
Sophia Chan said, "My objective
was to gain a better understanding
of other ethnic groups, not just
Black and white. The Black and
white issue is always dominating
the racial topic, but they're not the
only groups."
RC senior Karen Wolpert said
the dialogues will be beneficial be-
cause they encourage students to

Calvin and Hobbes

by Bill Watterson
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the information used from other
states' curricula will not ade-
quately reflect Michigan's curric-
"It's hard to argue that basic
skills in Michigan are different
from basic skills in Illinois," said
Diane Smolen, Michigan
Department of Education program
"Information on Michigan's
curricula was used to modify mate-
rial from other states," she added.
Austin said the test's validation


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process, which NES began in June
1991, was extensive - including a
large subject pool, a bias review
panel and a faculty critique.
But administrators said the vali-
dation procedure was a process of
deletion; while educators could
omit questions deemed invalid, they
could not add new test items.
Whitener said even if all the
competency test's questions are
valid, the test is not necessarily an
effective measure of what education
students should know.
"They are treating the first
cadre of students as guinea pigs,"
Whitener said. The final form of the
test will not be field-tested.
Dean Smith criticized the valida-
tion process because no discussion or
feedback between educators in the
same field was possible. She said
since panels met by location, not by
Continued from page 1
"We do what we have to do," he
Andrejevic said WAMX is
buying him a new phone.
An engineer tried putting a filter
into the receiver, but because it did
not fit, the unit must be replaced.
"I'd like it if everybody who had
the problem would call. It would not
be economically feasible to buy
everybody who's affected new
equipment and they would have to
fix their transmitter," Andrejevic
Andrejevic is considering
bringing his complaints to City
The station has dealt with his
concernsresponsibly, he said, and he
said he is grateful for the services
provided, but said he wonders
whether WAMX activities are legal.
"Our system is in complete
compliance with the FCC (Federal
Communications Commission),"
Baughn said. "We have a certain
amount of power that we can operate

racial tensions.
"I don't see how this discussion
can help solve the stereotype prob-
lem," he said.
Many students stressed the im-
portance of interaction with others
to become more aware of different
Rackham graduate student Lorna
Wilson said, "I'd like to be open and
accessible to others. I want people
to feel like they can ask me anything
and I can ask them anything. The
only way you learn is by asking
subject area, there was no guarantee
that teachers in the same field
would review the results of the
field tests at the same time.
But the larger question exists of
whether standardized tests are an
adequate measurement of teaching
"I'm not a firm believer of stan*
dardized testing. It serves some
purposes. It can weed out marginal
students. The positive side can re-
veal some strengths," said Pat
Natalie, University School of
Education student services associate.
Robbie Johnson, Eastern
Michigan University's associate
dean of education, said standardized
tests do not test intangibles, such as
the ability of prospective teachers
to transfer knowledge they learned
in the classroom to their students.
on and we are within those
FCC Engineer Steve Makowski
said the three kilowatts of power
used by WAMX is a low amount of
power for an FM station. The FCC
will authorize stations to use as@
many as 100 kilowatts.
"This is a very common
problem," Makowski said.
"Whenever an increase in power is
made, or a new transmitter is put up
in a residential area, there are going
to be problems with interference."
When a station violates the FCC
regulation against "FM Blanketing
Interference," it is required to ad-*
dress all complaints immediately.
"FM Blanketing Interference is
when a radio station can be heard
across the band," Makowski said.
But the FCC has not
characterized the WAMX problem
as "FM Blanketing Interference"
and it has no records of any recent
inspections of the station, Engineer
Jim Bridgewater said.
"It may not (have) necessarily*
entailed a physical inspection by us,
Bridgewater said.

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