The Michigan Daily- Thursday, February20, 1992 - Page 3
by Melissa Peerless
Daily Administration Reporter
The University Board of Regents
will decide housing rates for the
1992-93 school year during its regu-
lar monthly meeting this afternoon.
The Single Student and Family
Housing Rate Study Committees
presented a report to the regents
which asks for a rate increase of 4.9
percent. The regents are expected to
approve the increase. The new rates
would go into effect in September
If approved, a double in a tradi-
tional residence hall will cost
4$4,284.60 per year. This represents
an increase of $200.78. A single will
cost $5,092.68 - a $238.20 in-
crease. A triple will cost $3,780.66,
and a triple suite $4,284.60. An
economy double will cost $3,607.50
and an economy triple will cost
Room rates in non-traditional
halls, such as Oxford Housing and
Baits Houses, will also experience a
4.9 percent increase.
The new rates include a 0.7 per-
cent increase to the general student
residence reserve fund, which is
used to maintain residence halls.
The reapplication process for
students returning to residence halls
begins March 10.
Grad. students receive
real world experience
by Karen Pier
Daily Graduate Schools Reporter
Graduate Business School stu-
dents will get hands-on experience
in the real business world, rather
than just studying it, through the
Multidisciplinary Action Project
(MAP) beginning next month.
Assistant Professor of
Organizational Behavior Wayne
Brockbank said he thinks the pro-
gram will provide a valuable experi-
ence for students. "Students learn
not only to do their jobs very well,
but how to do them better,"
Brockbank said. "The program will
help them to be more familiar with
the cutting edge of business."
School of Business
Administration Dean Paul Danos
said, "The program allows M B A
students to integrate experience
working with process improvement
inside a real organization."
Approximately 140 randomly-
chosen first-year graduate Business
School students, one-third of the
class, will begin the program March
Later in the month, students will
receive an orientation from the com-
panies for which they will be work-
ing. There are 20 to 25 companies
participating in the program.
Over the next six weeks, the stu-
dents will work in groups of six or
seven to describe and analyze pro-
cesses in their company, and will
'Businesses have taken
off layers of
- Wayne Brockbank
then present a report and recom-
mendations for improving effi-
Each organization in the program
is trying to improve its efficiency,
Brockbank said one of the pro-
gram's goals is to help students see
the connection between different
parts of a company working togeth&r
in the areas of customer relations,,
production and production design.w
This is important as businesses
downsize, he said. "Businesses have
taken off layers of management."
The program was created because
companies wanted graduates whQ-.
could put theory into practice sooner,.
and become more of an asset to the,
company earlier in their careers,.
Danos said a survey of students,
faculty, and companies who hire.
Business School graduates as well Os,,
various businesses also contributed
to the formation of the program.
The program will last seven
weeks. The students will be lectured,
about company strategy during the
first four days. Students will also be-
expected to integrate and synthesise
material they have learned in their
previous classes, Brockbank said.
Brockbank said that if the faculty
and students think the program is a
success, it will be probably be re-
peated next spring.
Panelists discuss 'gag rule'
Look, Ma, no feet!
Dan and Pam Harris Kaiser's ten-month-old son Seth braves the cold, rain
and wind with his mother yesterday afternoon.
.University Clinton supporters
rally for the 'Comeback Kid'
by Karen Talaski
Arkansas governor and presiden-
tial candidate Bill Clinton's support-
ers rallied at the Michigan Union last
night in a meeting of the University
of Michigan Committee to Elect
Clinton for President.
"(Clinton) has been through a
real roller coaster in the last few
weeks," keynote speaker Shelby
Solomen said. "But after the positive
results of the New Hampshire
primary on Tuesday, we have
dubbed Clinton as the 'Comeback
The focus of the meeting was to
I organize student support and set up
committees for Clinton's campaign
at Michigan, said LSA junior Dan
Friedenzohn, Vice Chair of the
"We have two weeks after Spring
break before the other primaries to
get ready and get out the word about
Clinton," Friedenzohn said.
The speakers at the meeting
touched upon the many controversial
issues which surround Clinton com-
ing into this primary race. "Clinton
was under constant attack with body
blows to his campaign, one after
another," Solomen said.
"But the 26 percent of the vote
Clinton received in the New
Hampshire primary proves he was
able to overcome these character as-
sassinations and dirty tricks, politics
of the media and the other candi-
dates," Solomen continued.
Clinton received much controver-
sial attention in the beginning of his
bid for the presidency. Charges of a
12-year extramarital affair with
model Gennifer Flowers and recent
allegations of draft-dodging have
also damaged Clinton's campaign
"As far as Tsongas goes, he has a
lot more to prove than Clinton,"
Solomen continued. "Clinton did
well against Tsongas in one of
Tsongas' strongest states. Not only
that, but Clinton has a political base
in the south which Tsongas does
"We have our own publicity ma-
chine here," Matt Moore, Law stu-
dent and Chair of the Committee.
"What we need to do to help
Governor Clinton win the Michigan
primary on March 17 is to generate a
lot of student enthusiasm."
Moore's plans for Clinton's
Michigan campaign include setting
up committees on issues, publicity,
and an outreach to other campus or-
ganizations. Primary day activities
and a possible visit by Clinton are
also being discussed.
Local groups say
by Hope Calati
Daily Staff Reporterr
Experts discussed the ramifica-
tions of the abortion "gag rule"1
placed on family planning clinics at
the meeting of the Ann ArborI
Women's Political Caucus last night.I
Ann Arbor Planned Parenthood1
Director Eileen Spring, Coordinator
of Policy and Standards for FamilyI
Planning of the Michigan!
Department of Public Health Kirsten
Lundeen and obstetrician and gyne-
cologist Dr. Catherine Wilkerson
addressed about 50 people at the
school of Public Health.'
The "gag rule" refers to the Rust
v. Sullivan decision which deter-
mined that family planning agencies
receiving Title X federal fundingI
cannot mention abortion as an option
to a pregnant woman in counselingI
or referral nor can they be adjacentI
with an abortion-providing facility. ;
Spring said the "gag rule" is not
"an attack on women in general, but
an attack on poor women in particu-
lar." Many poor and teen women
have their first experience with the
health care profession through
Planned Parenthood, Spring said,1
and therefore they will have the most
to lose from decreased funding. I
"Not only is the 'gag rule' eco-i
nomic discrimination, it is medical
malpractice," Spring said.
She continued to say Ann Arbor
family planning clinics must decide
whether to continue taking Title X
funds and lie to women about their
pregnancy options or provide quality
health care and lose funding.
"We (Ann Arbor Planned
Parenthood) are never not going to
give all women all their options,"
Wilkerson said reduction in Title
X funding will make low-income
women subject to misinformation.
The "gag rule" states "the standard
of care no longer needs to be equal
in our society," Wilkerson said.
Rust v. Sullivan privileged one
moral viewpoint over another,
Wilkerson said. "The public has
been deluged with messages about
the protection of human life.-.-.
Support for abortion rights is more
consistent with human rights,"
"Not only is the gag rule eco-
nomic discrimination, it is mandated
medical malpractice," Spring said.
Lundeen said the original inten-
tion of Title X funding was to pre-
vent births and control population
growth. The gag rule redefines fam-
ily planning as "a program to pro-
rule discriminates against poor
mote births and increase popula-
Lundeen said the "gag rule" re-
stricts free speech. "Government
may selectively fund activities which
it sees in the public interest" without
regard to individual constitutional
rights, Lundeen said.
Lundeen said she anticipated no
immediate effect in the amount of
clients being served by Title X agen-
cies. The effect will be visible in two
to three years when women who
have previously received abortion
counseling will be aware that the
services are no longer being offere(.
"They will know they will not be re-
ceiving complete services from us"
Spring said, "The only way to
overturn the gag rule is if peophG
work actively to overturn the rule."
Lundeen also advocated politidar
Ann Arbor resident Sonya
Benson said, "The 'gag rule' ... is
saying that as a woman, I don't have
right to medical care."
LSA junior Vickie Bissonnette
said, "People don't know that we're
that close to not having (abortion
rights) in general."
Scientists predict ozone hole in near future
BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A
heightened sense of urgency is press-
ing scientists as they complete their
inspection of what looks like the
start of an ozone hole over the
Northern Hemisphere, a discovery
so alarming it's already changed
Scientists on the NASA project
based in Bangor concluded that an
ozone hole could develop this winter
over the United States, Canada and
"These two weeks are really the
crucial time for detecting the appear-
ance of the ozone hole in this region
of the hemisphere," said James
Anderson, lead scientist for the
National Aeronautics and Space
The ozone layer in the upper at-
mosphere, roughly seven to 31 miles
above Earth, provides a shield from
the sun's ultraviolet rays. Without an
ozone block, people face greater
risks of skin cancer, cataracts and
suppressed immunity from disease.
The five-month NASA study,
conducted with a converted spy
plane and an orbiting satellite, is
measuring the presence of ozone-eat-
ing chemicals at high altitudes. The
study concludes in late March, when
NASA plans to issue final results.
But when a flight Jan. 20 found
ozone-depleting chlorine monoxide
at a record concentration of 1.5 parts
per billion, the space agency issued
preliminary findings and a warning.
"It's far worse than we thought,"
said Michael Kurylo, manager of
NASA upper-atmosphere research.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
ACLU, general mtg, 138 Hutchins
Hall, Law School, 6:30 p.m.
ACT-UP Ann Arbor, meeting, 2203
Michigan Union, 7:30 p.m.
Amnesty International U of M,
weekly mtg, East Quad, Green Lounge,
Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1311
EECS, weekly luncheon meeting,
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship,
weekly group mtg, 1040 Dana Bldg, 7
Islamic Circle, weekly mtg, Michigan
Union, Tap Rm, 6:15.
Pro-choice Action, weekly mtg,
Fishbowl, 7:30 p.m.
Students for Harkin, Steering
Committee mtg, 2008 MLB, 6 p.m.
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Sun-Thurs 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.,
Fri-Sat, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop by 102
UGLi or call 936-1000. Also, extended
hours: Sun-Thurs 1-3 a.m. Stop by
Angell Hall Computing Center or call
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
team walking service. Sun-Thur 8
p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop by 2333 Bursley
or call 763-WALK.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors,
Angell/Mason Hall Computing Center,
Stress and Time Management,
Consultations with peer counselors
available, 3100 Michigan Union, 1-3
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