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Alcohol
bill may
stiffen
penalties
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -
Minors who buy liquor or just try to
would lose their driver's licenses and
face tougher penalties and fines, with
legislation up for final approval in
he House this week.
The bills are intended to stop il-
legal drinking by those who aren't
yet 21, said its sponsor, Sen. James
Barcia (D-Bay City).
The current penalty for underage
alcohol purchases is a $25 fine for
the first offense, Barcia said. His bill
would increase the fine to $100 and
allow the court to require commu-
ity service and substance abuse
treatment.
Driver's licenses would be taken
away for 90 days for the first of-
fense, between 90 and 180 days for
the second offense, and a year for the
third offense. The minors still could
drive to and from work and school if
allowed by the courts, Barcia said.
Opponents of the bill say it is
unreasonable to take a license away
*for a non-driving related offense.
"If we were talking about the
penalties for driving under the influ-
ence with sanctions against driver's
licenses, that to me makes sense.
But we're not," said Rep. Lynn
Jondahl (D-Okemos).
"This is an authorization or invi-
tation to police to go after people on
their front porch or at small parties
in rural settings and so on where it's
*just not really necessary' or appropri-
ate to threaten driver's licenses," said
Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor).
"I think a better approach is edu-
cation and providing recreational op-
portunities that de-emphasize the use
of alcohol, and try and control alco-
hol advertising so it's not presented
as such a glamorous activity."
The University of Michigan
Substance Abuse Center also op-
*poses the legislation.
"Undoubtedly it would be per-
ceived as a wounding injustice by
our students," its director, Dr.
Frederick Glaser, said in a letter to
Bullard.

'U' researchers to study
sources of race-related
stereotypes, tensions

by Mona Qureshi
Daily Staff Reporter
Stereotypes lead people to be-
lieve that Blacks live in the inner-
city while whites live predominantly
in suburbs.
Two University sociology pro-
fessors plan to study this misconcep-
tion and several others in a survey of
Detroit-area residents concerning at-
titudes towards urban-suburban race
relations.
Sociology professor Charlotte
Steeh, director of the study, said she
and Reynolds Farley, a professor of
population studies and the project's
head investigator, will focus on three
different aspects of race relations: at-
titudes leading to racial polarization,
racial-residential segregation and la-
bor market dynamics which may
disadvantage Blacks.
The study will investigate stereo-
types such as:
Racial attitudes that underlay
the concentration of Blacks in the
cities of the metropolitan area;
Manufacturing jobs which
have declined and moved to the sub-
urbs causing Blacks to be at a disad-
vantage because most have no high
level of education and/or lack trans-
portation;
and racial-residential segrega-

tion in neighborhoods.
"Instead of getting better, (racial
tensions) seem to have increased,
and to have gotten worse," Steeh
said. She said she has observed
some progress in improving
relations, but added that the few
people involved are limited in how
much they can accomplish.
Beginning in April and ending in
July, Farley will lead a team of 44
graduate students in surveying a
random sample of corporation own-

Royal Oak were forced to leave
while helping conduct interviews
during the 1989 study because of
their race, but Steeh denied the alle-
gation.
"They didn't measure the rea
sons for them (the students) to leave.
Who knows? They may not have
been wanted there at all," Steeh said.
To avoid similar problems, Steeh
said Black students will interview

'Instead of getting better, (racial tensions)
seem to have increased, and to have gotten
worse.'
-Charlotte Steeh
Sociology professor

ers in addition to residents, Steeh
said.
Corporation owners will be asked
about characteristics they expect in
an employee, Black or non-Black,
she said. They will be interviewed
over the phone, while residents will
be interviewed in person, Steeh
added.
The Detroit News reported last
week that a few Black students in

only Blacks and white students only
whites this time.
The new study, which will sam-
ple 1,600 people, will be twice as
large as a University study on race
relations in 1989. The University's
study is part of a national effort in
conjunction with the University of
California at Los Angeles and the
University of Massachusetts at
Boston.

No sour grapes
Charles Bouchie, a worker at a local produce store, has two arm braces on
his hands from tendon injuries, but still works anyway.

Women s graduate conference addresses sexism

by Karen Pier
Daily Graduate Schools Reporter
The unique problems women
face as graduate students
-including sexism in the classroom
and family demands - were the fo-
cus of a conference Saturday at
Rackham Auditorium.
The conference, "Graduate
School from a Woman's
Perspective", marked the first time
women of all disciplines - sciences,
humanities, and social sciences
- gathered to discuss the special
challenges facing women in higher

education.
Janice Jenkins, associate profes-
sor of electrical engineering and
computer science, spoke about the
challenges of getting a Ph.D. as a
mother of five children. "I had a
good excuse for dropping out. I
dropped out three times. Once for a
night, another time for a week, and
once for less than that."
"You will be continually discour-
aged," Jenkins said.
She said a female professor can
be both authoritarian and nurturing.
Using the analogy of a mother, she

said, "I'm a mother all over again.
(My students) are all brilliant, and
they don't talk back."
Jenkins praised the academic life
because of its flexibility in time as a
benefit to a mother.
Afterward, the program split into
the disciplinary divisions, each with
their own special workshop.
Associate Chair and Prof. Rownena
Matthews, graduate student Karen
Moore, and Associate Prof. Mary
Brake led the workshop on sciences,
mathematics, and engineering.
Many of the questions centered

around the treatment of women in
the classroom. Brake advised stu-
dents not to fight every hint of sex-
ism, but to wait to fight major issues.
The students also participated in
a workshop titled, "Identifying and
Responding to Sexual Harassment,"
led by Susan Kauffman, associate di-
rector of the Center for the
Education of Women.
"Personally, I thought (the sexual
harassment segment) was informa-
tive," said first-year Rackham stu-
dent Cheryl Ryans, adding that she
became aware of more resources for

women ' ' have been sexually
harasser
To the conference,
Research In- ,stigator Cleo Caldwell
spoke about the importance of get-
ting a Ph.D. to combat limitations in
advancement. She said, "Don't let
self-doubt stand in your way in ac-
complishing what you want to do."
Second-year Rackham student
Moira McDermott said she enjoyed
the conference," I think the best
thing about it was to hear different
people's stories."

Correction
Amy Kurlasnky's name was spelled incorrctly in Friday's Daily.
WTHE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Students discuss communication with 'U'

by Purvi Shah
Daily Administration Reporter
The Student Leader Board, a
conglomeration of student organiza-
tion leaders, argued that their new
coalition could become a streamline
method of representing students'
opinions and grievances to the Uni-
versity administration at its second
official meeting last night.
Student leaders present at the
meeting envisioned the board as a
positive - and effective - method
of responding to campus concerns.
"I think it's just a way for each
organization to coordinate its goals

and resources together," Interfrater-
nity Council President Bruce
Namerow said.
Michigan Union Board of Repre-
sentatives Chair Priti Marwah
agreed, adding, "This could be such
a strong student voice because it gets
so frustrating fighting by yourself."
But LSA sophomore Shelly
Sangster said she was skeptical
when asked to project the group's
success. She commented that the
board may be an effective tool be-
cause it is a new organization, but
that a group still might have prob-
lems dealing with concerns that in-

dividual units had been unable to
handle.
Sangster indicated that she would
like the group to revise the Michigan
Union Access Policy. "My main
concern is that the Union policy
tends to segregate with African
American parties," she said.
However, University Activities
President Joe Merendino said he
thought the new board would oper-
ate more efficiently than the Michi-
gan Student Assembly due to re-
duced bureaucracy.
Brett White, LSA Student Gov-
ernment president, agreed, remark-

ing, "I think we're much better able
to represent constituents than MSA
can."
Yet Merendino envisioned prob-
lems selecting which organizations
would be allowed to have represen-
tatives. Groups including the Black
Student Union, Black Greek Asso-
ciation and Student Alumni Council
are currently designated a board
representative.
At next Sunday's meeting the
group plans to draw up a statement
of purpose and goals, formalize
group selection policies and take
steps to become registered by MSA.

Meetings
Undergraduate Philosophy Club,
Angell Hall 2220 7-8 p.m.
Ann Arbor Committee For Detroit
Summer '92, weekly meeting 4318
Michigan Union 6:30 p.m.
UM Asian American Student
Coalition MLB, rm. 2114, 7:30 p.m.
Camp Ramah, counselors, teachers,
specialists, 12:004:00 p.m.
Comedy Company, writers mtg, new
writers welcome, UAC offices, 2105
Michigan Union, 7:30 p.m.
American Advertising Federation,
3040 Frieze 6:00 p.m.
Environmental Action (ENACT),
weekly mtg, 1040 School of Natural.
Resources, 7 p.m.
Public Relations Student Society of
America (PASSA), mandatory mtg,
2050 Frieze Building, 5:00.
"Society for the advancement of
Environmental Education," 1046
School of Natural Resources, 7:30 p.m.
Society for the Advancement of
Environmental Education, 1046
School of Natural Resources, 7:30 p.m.
Take Back the Night, weekly mtg,
Michigan League, check information
gb desk for rm, 7 ,p.m.
Undergraduate Psych Society, 2235
Angell Hall, 7:30 p.m.
U of M Sorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
weekly meeting, CCRB Martial Arts
rm, 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Speakers
"Free Speech, Hate Speech, and
P.C." Hutchins Hall Rm 100,8:00 p.m.
"Evolution - in Relation to the
Zodiac," Hazel Straker, 1923 Geddes 8
p.m. donation requested.
"Voices from a 'Promised Land':
Israeli and Palestinian Peace
Activists speak their hearts,"
Common Language Bookstore. 214 S.
Fourth Ave, 7:30 p.m.
"On Democratic Primary, Civil
Rights, and the Presidential Race,"
State Senator, Lana Pollack, Angell
Hall, Aud B 7:30 p.m.

the Economic Transition Process in
Poland," 1024 East Engineering, 2:00
p.m.
"Cluster Intermediates in the
Molecule Based Synthesis of Solids,"
1650 Chem. Bldg. 4:00 p.m.
Furthermore
National Two-cents for Housing
Congressional Phone-In, Trained
Volunteer CorpsHomeless Project,
Michigan Union Basement 11 a.m.- 1
p.m.
Exploring Careers: Discussion with
graduates holding a B.A. in
psychology, Ostefin Room, West
Quad, 541 Thompson 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Safewalk, night-time 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 1:30-3 a.m. Stop by Angell
Hall Computing Center or call 763-
4246.
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
team walking service. Sun-Thur 8
p.m.-1:30 a.m. Stop by 2333 Bursley or
call 763-WALK.
"No Authority but from God," 12:00
p.m. Room C 3rd Floor, Michigan
League
U-M Taekwondo Club, Monday
workout. CCRB Martial Arts Rm.
2275, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Career Pathways in Economics, 5:10-
6:30 p.m.
U of M Ninjitsu Club, practice, I-M
Bldg, wrestling rm, 7-8:30 p.m.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors.
Angell/Mason Computing Center, 7-11
p.m.
Stress and Time Management,
Consultations with peer counselors
available, 3100 Michigan Union, 2-4
p.m.
Undergraduate Psychology
Department, Undergraduate
psychology advising, walk-in or
appointment, K-108 West Quad, 9
a.m.-4 p.m.
Guild House Campus Ministry,

Former director of Kelsey Museum Shier dies at 85

by Karen Talaski
Daily Staff Reporter
As the director of the Kelsey
Museum of Archaeology, Dr. Louise
Shier spent her life surrounded by
world history.
Shier, a University alumni, died
February 29 at Glacier Hills Nursing
Center. She was 85 years old.
As the first woman director,
Shier headed the museum from 1971
to 1973. She was also the curator of
archaeology for the museum until
her retirement in 1977.
"She was dedicated to the Kelsey
Museum and its collections," said
John Pedley, professor of classical
archaeology and Greek. "Louise
Shier was a long-standing devoted
servant of the University of
Michigan."
"Louise did so many things. She

was devoted to her work, very intel-
ligent and career-oriented," said
Nancy Shier, her sister-in-law. "But
she was also a very sweet, wonderful
person who loved her family."
Shier was born on September 28,
1906 in Detroit. After her family
moved to Ann Arbor, she attended
the University of Michigan where
she received four academic degrees--
an A. B. (1927), an M.A. (1928), a
Ph.D. in Oriental languages (1933),
and an A.M. in library science
(1936).
Shier also authored several books
and scholarly articles. In 1978, she
wrote "Terracotta Lamps from
Karanis, Egypt." The book was
based on research she collected
while on an archaeological dig she
participated in for the University.

Shier never married and had no
children because of her devotion to
her work, said Robert Shier, her
brother. "She made her career her
life," Shier said. "She was very in-

dependent and always knew how to
get along on her own."

-The Associated Press
tributed to this report.

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