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Local TV
airs chats
*with U-M
by Adam Anger
Daily Staff Reporter
Students wishing to catch a
glimpse of U-M President James
Duderstadt off-campus can turn on
their TV community access channel
to see the president discussing issues
facing the university.
The first of this year's eight
"Conversations with President
Duderstadt" aired on Ann Arbor
Community Access TV (channel 9)
Sunday Oct. 18.
The series focuses on different
*issues confronting the U-M such as
concerns regarding student life, re-
search, budget, fiscal objectives,
graduate education and global
"We are looking at a variety of
communications initiatives, and this
is one component of that effort,"
said Lisa Baker, director of public
"We hope to develop an
understanding in the community of
the complexity of issues facing the
university like teaching, student life,
budget and fiscal concerns, un-
dergraduate education, and
research," she added.
Sunday's program focused on
graduate education. Program partici-
pants included John D'Arms, vice
provost for academic affairs and
0dean of the Rackham School of
Graduate Studies, and Gerald Else,
professor of classical studies and
Additionally, a four-person panel
of graduate students spoke about the
graduate education experience at the
"I think the show was a positive
step toward more discussion of
graduate education at the U-M," said
Martha Umphrey, a graduate student
in the American culture program.
It is good that this topic was
discussed, since we hear a great deal
about undergraduate life and not
much about graduate studies at the
university," she said, adding the
program dealt with many intellectual
aspects of graduate life.
"I am delighted that there was an
opportunity to engage in a serious
in-depth discussion on graduate edu-
cation at the U-M," D'Arms said. "I
think the video reinforces just how
impressive the graduate student's
commitment to attaining a degree at
this university really is."
He said the panel of students was
an exceptional group. They are all
very committed to attaining their
*doctorates, which is a long-term
process with many sacrifices,
D'Arms said.
D'Arms also commented that he
wished there were more time to dis-
cuss issues such as the future job
market for students with doctorates.
The next program is scheduled to
be broadcast on Oct. 20 at 5:05 p.m.

U-M targets graduating
seniors for fund raising

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter
In its ongoing attempt to raise $1
billion in private donations, the U-M
is targeting graduating seniors to
raise money and ensure future
financial support.
The Senior Pledge Project will at-
tempt to contribute $93,000 to the,
U-M's Campaign for Michigan,
which raised $390 million in gifts,
pledges and bequests as of last
"The purpose is to help graduat-
ing students become aware of the
fact that Michigan depends on pri-
vate support and starting them think-
ing in terms of making Michigan
part of their philanthropic activities
as they move into a career," said
Julie Brown, director of annual
giving for the Office of
Begun in 1986 as part of U-M's
last fundraising campaign, the
Senior Pledge Project hopes to reach
10,000 students through direct
telephone calls and mailings.
It also plans to address various
student organizations, sponsor pub-
lic relations events such as Diag ral-
lies and receptions, and distribute
A project mass meeting will be
held Nov. 19, but active solicitation
will not begin until 1993..
Mark Brotherton, peer adviser for
the Senior Pledge Program and an

LSA senior, said the project does
more than raise funds.
"It's not a money-maker. That's
not it's purpose though it does help,"
Brotherton said. "It's more or less to
build awareness and class spirit."
Senior donations average about
$28 Brotherton said, and though any
amount is accepted, a minimum gift
of $19.93 is recommended - to
represent the upcoming graduation
Donations are directed toward
each student's school - such as
LSA or engineering - and used in a
manner stipulated by that school.

Due to poor economic condi-
tions, Brotherton said, last year's
project raised only $55,535, falling
short of it's $92,000 goal.
"We fell short last year because a-
lot of seniors were nervous about the.
job market," Brotherton said. "We,
were a little disappointed but we un-
derstand the nature of the economy,.
dictated that to a certain extent. This
year we're a lot more hopeful that
we can hit our target." $
Brown agreed. "I certainly hope
it will pick up. I think people are just,*
afraid to make a commitment."
Despite past disappointments;

'We fell short last year because a lot of
seniors were nervous about the job market.
We were a little disappointed but we
understand the nature of the economy
dictated that to a certain extent. This year
we're a lot more hopeful that we can hit our
- Mark Brotherton
Senior Pledge Program peer adviser


Step by step
Workers yesterday paint outside the building of the former Cactus Jack's
on South University Avenue. It will soon house Mitch's Place.

Brotherton said funds often sup-
port financial aid programs, comput-
ing centers and visits from guest
Most contributions are received
the summer following graduation,
when many students begin working,
but may be paid up to one year after
they are pledged, Brotherton said.

City Council gives
Detroit firm rule

over local
by Jonathan Berndt
and Adam Hundley
Daily City Reporters
A private Detroit firm will take
over management of Ann Arbor's
troubled parking system.
Last night the City Council ap-
proved a plan 8-2 that will give
National Garages Inc. control of the
city's parking system.
The agreement will take the city
out of the business of running the
structures for at least three years,
when the agreement will be up for
Victor Adamo, a member of the
DDA's parking and housing com-
mittee, said the agreement will
improve the quality of parking.
"The DDA is looking forward to
working with the city to bring the
parking system to a new level of
customer service, safety and
comfort," he said.
The city will still maintain some
control over the parking system
through the Downtown
Development Authority, a municipal
corporation that oversees downtown
National will have to submit a
yearly budget and monthly finance

reports to the DDA.
The DDA will continue to estab-
lish parking rates and the number of
monthly parking permits and can re-
quest an annual audit of the
City Councilmembers Larry
Hunter and Tobi Hanna-Davies,
both 1st Ward Democrats, voted
against the proposal.
Hunter said he was strongly
against privatizing the parking
However, Hunter added that pri-
vatization would be better than the
present system.
"The DDA made it very clear
that we were not doing a good job
running our parking structures. This
proposal takes a step in the direction
of correcting that."
Mayor Liz Brater also had
reservations about the proposal.
"We are not totally or at all satis-
fied with this step ... but it is in the
interest of a healthy downtown," she
National will manage seven
parking ramps and three surface
structures in Ann Arbor.
No U-M parking facilities are
affected by the agreement.

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Nineteen percent of the white re-
spondents and 18 percent of Black
respondents agreed with this
"If these statistics are representa-
tive of both races, then they show
that the influences of society have
portrayed the image that Black peo-
ple are inferior," said LSA first-year
student Joilyn Karega.
Sociology lecturer Reynolds
Farley, the principle investigator for
DAS, said that during the program's
second semester last spring, U-M
students collected data.
Students interviewed people
about topics relating to racial polar-
ization in Detroit, the causes of con-
tinuous racial segregation and issues
relating to women and minorities, he
Continued from page 1
already been submitted, but Duke
University will be working sepa-
rately from the U-M during the next
stage of research.
The other breakthrough was
developed by Leroy Townsend, an
Albert B. Prescott professor of
medicinal chemistry and organic
chemistry, and John Drach, a
dentistry and medicinal chemistry
Townsend and Drach developed
two drugs that have appeared
effective in combating human
cytomegalovirus (HCMV), a virus
that leads to blindness in people with
AIDS and pneumonia in bone
marrow transplant patients.
Roughly 50 percent of the U.S.
population carries HCMV, but it is
relatively harmless to people with
fully-intact immune systems.
"When we compare (our drugs)
to drugs used in clinics on patients,
they are far superior in terms of
activity," Townsend said.
He said the drugs will benefit
anyone with a compromised immune
system. Such patients include AIDS
patients, cancer chemotherapy
patients and organ transplant

Forty-four students were in the
class and conducted about 14
interviews each, he said.
This semester, the work is di-
rected by Charlotte Steeh, a research
investigator and lecturer for the soci-
ology department. There are six
teaching assistants and 30 students
analyzing and writing papers about
the survey's results.
Survey respondents were selected
at random using a listing of residen-
tial blocks from the 1990 Census.
They were then sent a letter from
DAS requesting their participation in
the survey, Farley said.
The respondents were asked
about 150 questions by a student of
their own race, whenever possible,
so there "might be a greater chance
of getting an accurate response,"
Farley said.
Another set of questions asked
about neighborhood preference.
When shown pictures of "White"
Pattrice Maurer, a member of
AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power
(ACT-UP), said both medical
advances are great news.
Maurer said ganciclovir, the drug
currently used to fight HCMV, is so
overpriced that AIDS activists have
initiated a boycott of the drug.
There is no indication how much
Townsend and Drach's drugs would,
While Maurer said these potential
breakthroughs are good news, she
pointed out that in the past, the U-M
has been reluctant to test drugs on
AIDS patient at the University
Medical Center.
"It's not OK for the university to
only allow test-tube research on
AIDS so it can reach some glory

many project workers remain
"While I want it to raise money, I
look at it as a long-term investment
in the future," Brown said. "A stu-
dent may only give $25 today but 20
years from now that could be
houses and "Black" houses, 52 per-:
cent of white respondents said they'
would try to move out if their neigh-
borhood expanded to have more than
one-third Black families.
Black respondents said they also
felt more comfortable in predomi-
nantly Black neighborhoods.
LaKeisha Harrison, South
Quad's minority peer adviser assis-
tant, said the results were "truthful"
on the U-M campus.
"Take the residence halls, for ex-
ample. Certain halls tend to be white
and certain halls tend to be Black be-
cause that's who they're comfortable
around," she said.
Art School senior Jessica Gacki
said, "Looking at the results they
came up with, I think it is pertinent
.to ask these questions in 1992."
Engineering first-year student
Jonathan Rupp said of the survey,
"It's a sad statement on the way
things are."
without doing research on victims in
this community, who are deprived of
reaping the benefits of this fine
institution," Maurer said.
Maurer also said the U-M
Hospital is the only one of its caliber
not to have trial tests for potential
AIDS vaccines.
Robert Fekety, chief of infectious
diseases at the U-M Hospital, said
allegations that the hospital will not
treat AIDS patients are false.
Fekety attributed the low number
of AIDS patients in the hospital to
several factors. "A lot of university.
hospitals are in small towns with
relatively few AIDS patients, and;
they can't qualify to get big grants,"
Fekety said.


Student groups
Q Actuarial Club, meeting with
CIGNA representatives, MUG,
4-5 p.m.
Q Christian Science Organiza-
tion, meeting, Michigan League,
check room at front desk, 7-8
Q In Focus, meeting, Frieze Build-
ing, room 2420, 6 p.m.
Q Michigan Student Assembly,
meeting, Michigan Union, room
3909, 7:30 p.m.
Q Newman Catholic Student As-
sociation, Catholic Update
Classes, 7 p.m.; U-M Grad/
Young Professional Discussion
Group, 7 p.m.; Saint Mary Stu-
dent Chapel, 331 Thompson St.
Q Residential College Writers'
Group, meeting, East Quad,
Green Lounge, 8 p.m.
Q TaeKwonDo Club, regular
workout, CCRB, room 1200,
7:45-9:15 p.m.
" U-M Asian American Student
Coalition, meeting, East Quad,
check room at front desk,7 p.m.
C U-M Bridge Club, free bridge
lessons, Michigan Union, room
1209, 8-10 p.m.

Forum, International Center,
603 E. Madison Ave., 12 p.m.
Q "Angst Essen Seele Auf,"
Goethe-Institut film, Michigan
Theater, 7 p.m.
Q "Capturing the Spirit: Por-
traits of Contemporary Mexi-
can Artists," Smithsonian
exhibit, Ann Arbor Public Li-
brary, 343 S. Fifth Ave., lower
level Multi-Purpose Room, 9
a.m. - 9 p.m.
Q Catie Curtis & Aztec Two-Step,
performance, The Ark, 637 1/2
S. Main St., tickets $7.75 and
$8.75, 8 p.m.
Q "Directing Techniques,"
Washtenaw Community Col-
lege, held at Ann Arbor Civic
Theater, 2275 Platt Rd., $45 fee,
7-9 p.m.
Q Diwali Show, Indian American
Student Association, Power
Center, show October 24, for
tickets call Malini Patel 668-
0686, or Ami Patel 764-8879.
Q "Focus on Michigan," photog-
raphy contest, City of Ann Ar-
bor Parks and Recreation
Department, accepting entries
until December 1, call Irene

tural Involvement in China,"
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Se-
ries, Lane Hall, Commons
Room, 12 p.m.
Q "The Birthday Party," U-M
Department of Theater and
Drama performance, through
October 25, Trueblood Theater,
tickets call 764-0450.
Q "Troubled Paradise," U-M
Asian American Student Coali-
tion, MLB, Lecture Room 2, 7
Q UAC Homecoming, Diag enter-
tainment, 12-1 p.m.
Q University Symphony Orches-
tra and University Phil-
harmonia, performance, Hill
Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Student services
Q Kaffeestunde, Department of
Germanic Language and Litera-
ture, MLB, 3rd floor Confer-
ence Room, 4:30-6 p.m.
Q Safewalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice, UGLi, lobby, 936-1000,8
p.m. - 1:30 a.m.; Safewalk-
Angell Hall, Angell Hall, Com-
puting Center, 763-4246,1:30-3



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