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The Michigan Daily- Friday, January 22, 1993 - Page 3
Students weigh housing options, consider dorms, apartments

by Brett Forrest
Daily Staff Reporter
Looking for an apartment? Jeez,
hat a hassle. Well, everyone has to
do it - at least most people do. The
time of year has arrived when most
University students sign the dotted
line to secure a pad for the 1993-94
academic year.
A large majority of first-year stu-
dents live in University residence
halls. After their first year, though,
most students elect to move off
#ampus. Fifty-three percent of dorm
residents are first-year students
while 26 percent are sophomores.
Senior Housing Advisor Mary
Perrydore said approximately 20,000
students live off campus.
call for
by Peter Matthews
0Former Black Panther militants
criticized Martin Luther King, Jr.'s
belief that "America had a con-
science" in a lecture Wednesday
The four-member panel ad-
dressed a crowd of approximately
300 people at the "Freedom Forum:
Legacies of the Black Power
Movement" at the Power Center.
* Each panelist had an interesting
background to offer. Dhoruba bin-
Wahad spent more than 19 years in
prison; Ahmad Abdur-Rahman spent
more than 21 years in prison; and
Assata Shakur was incarcerated be-
fore her escape to Cuba. Ahmad and
Dhoruba spoke in person while
Assata's speech was played from a
recording made in Havana.
Gloria House - a Wayne State
*(&University professor, former Student
Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
member and a key organizer during
the Black Power movement - was
the fourth speaker.
The three U.S.-based speakers
are involved in fights for fair treat-
nient of "political prisoners" in U.S.
prisons. They cited such abuses as
excrement and glass in prison food.
Ahmad said the University corn-
9munity' s failure to protest Darryl
Gates' appearance on campus
demonstrated a weakening of the
B lack consciousness.
.While he attested to the need to
resurrect an Afrocentric national
cilture, he warned against becoming
contented with symbols of difference
rather than organizing to create "real
' "You cannot make a Molotov
Wcocktail with papaya juice" he said.
>Dhoruba lambasted "that clown"
Spike Lee's cultural productions -
especially his "mainstreaming of
Malcolm X."
.Dhoruba described multicultural-
igm as "an attempt to homogenize
anid thereby neutralize" the revolu-
tionary potential of the Afrocentric
culture and identity.
* "If you don't struggle you defi-
nitely won't win and if you struggle
you might win."

Many of these students cited a
strict meal regiment, a lack of pri-
vacy and a feeling of confinement as
grievances that led to their decisions
to make the move out of the dorms.
"I needed more room and a flex-
ible eating schedule," said LSA
sophomore Raj Shah, who lived in
South Quad last year and now lives
off campus.
"There's a lot more flexibility
living in a house. There are no quiet
hours either," he added.
But living off campus can also
create complications as students dis-
card the homey atmosphere of the
dorms and fend for themselves.
"Upon moving in, our apartment
was not in the shape the rental com-

pany said it would be," said LSA
sophomore Hooman Ghanzafari.
"They also hedged around some of
the promises they made."
When problems such as these
arise, students can turn to the Ann
Arbor Tenants Union (AATU) for
"We receive 300 calls a month,"
said AATU program coordinator
Jerri Schneider. "We can help in
terms of giving information as to
which laws apply to a certain
However, landlords said they also
encounter problems of their own
with students, which they try to
avoid by explaining the components
of the lease before it is signed.

Cost can also be a factor for stu-
dents deciding where to live.
Alan Levy, public relations direc-
tor of the University Housing
Division, said a standard single in a
University dorm costs $5,092 for the
eight-month academic year. A dou-
ble will set students back $4,284,
while a converted triple is $3,607.
These prices include lodging, utili-
ties, local telephone service and a
meal plan of 13 feasts per week.
According to a survey by the
University's Housing Information
Office, a furnished one-bedroom
apartment located in a one-mile ra-
dius from Central Campus averages
$532 per month. A two-bedroom is
$772, a three-bedroom is $1,063 and

a four-bedroom is $1,363.
Some students said they enjoyed
life in the dorms and opted to con-
tinue living there.
"I had a good time in the dorms
last year and decided to stick with
it," LSA sophomore Eric Younger
said. Younger lived in Bursley for
the 1991-92 school year and cur-
rently calls Alice Lloyd his home.
"A dorm experience isn't something
you're going to get your whole life.
You're going to be living in a house
or apartment for most of the time."
The presence of a large group of
students in the same living area
could make for better communica-
tion as well.
"There is the existence of a built-

in social network," Levy said.
"People, in principle - and in a
large part, in reality, look after each
other. If someone is lonely or de-
pressed, they can get support per-
sonally at a higher level than if they
were living off campus."
If students have trouble finding a
place to live on their own, they can
turn to the off-campus housing divi-
sion of the Housing Information
"We can help if a student has a
question regarding a particular
landlord or management company,"
Perrydore said. "If a student is hav-
ing a problem with a landlord they
can come to us."

Peace Corps veterans earn degrees
Volunteers pure e ifticates while teaching atinner-city sdools

by Courtney Weiner_
The University School of Edu-
cation received an $829,584 grant
from the Dewitt Wallace-Reader's
Digest Fund which may make
joining the Peace Corps a smart
career move for University students.
The grant will support the Peace
Corps Fellows/USA program, which
places returned Peace Corps volun-
teers in full-time teaching positions
with public schools in urban areas
suffering from teacher shortages.
While teaching, students pursue a
master's degree in education.
"The program offers the Detroit
Public Schools a pool of talented,
often bilingual teachers with experi-
ence in cross-cultural settings," said
School of Education Dean Cecil
Sixteen fellows are teaching in

Detroit elementary and secondary
schools as permanent substitutes.
When the program is completed,
they will earn masters of arts degrees
in education from the University and
certification as teachers in the state
of Michigan.
Program participants said they
find teaching in Detroit to be similar
to their experiences overseas.
"Cities are foreign countries
themselves," said Tim Mahoney,
who teaches at Detroit Kettering
School. "Like working in the Peace
Corps, teaching at an inner-city
school is a new culture that I must be
able to adapt to."
Some students may rule out the
Peace Corps in order to pursue more
career-oriented activities.
LSA sophomore Kelly Selman
said, "A two-year commitment ex-

tremely far away in a Third World
nation is an experience I can not
even imagine. When I come back I
would not know what I would even
be coming back to."
However, the Peace Corps
Fellows program comforts students
by providing continued education
when they return from overseas.
"It would be much better know-
ing that I could go straight into a
masters program. After four years of
being supported by my parents, I
could not tell them that I want to go
into the Peace Corps without some
kind of plan for my return," Selman
The Peace Corps Fellows pro-
gram was established in 1984 to
combat a shortage of science and
math teachers in the New York City

Health officials warn students to be
wary of sexually transmitted diseases

Look out below!
Earl Bond tosses a piece of concrete from the second floor of Randall
Laboratories into a wheelbarrow.
Tru dell criticizes 'neon fiefdom'

by Sarah Kiino
Polly Paulson of the University
Health Services' Heath Promotion
and Community Relations Office
said genital warts - the most com-
mon viral STD - are being seen in
epidemic proportions. "Because of
AIDS and HIV we do not hear about
genital warts as much. (If not for
AIDS) genital warts would be to the
'90s what herpes was to the '70s,"
she said.
Chlamydia is the most rampant
bacterial STD - both in the general
population and on the University
campus. Of the 12 million new STD
cases diagnosed annually, 3 to 4 mil-
lion are chlamydia.
Other common STDs include
herpes, syphilis - which has risen
75 percent since 1975 - and
Claudia Dwass, a research assis-

tant in the Health Promotion Office,
said although the actual number of
gonorrhea cases nationwide has
dropped in the past five years, the
proportion of antibiotic-resistant
cases has risen.
Some STDs have incubation pe-
riods, during which symptoms do
not appear.
Health experts debate whether
AIDS is taking needed attention
away from other STDs.
UHS Director Caesar Briefer said
he does not think the AIDS epidemic
is overshadowing other diseases -
at least not inside the medical
"The two are in sync because if
you practice safer-sex techniques to
prevent AIDS, you also help protect
yourself against other STDs."
However Dwass disagreed, say-
ing that outside the medical profes-

sion other STDs tend to be over-
looked. "People forget about all
kinds of other infections that are
much easier to get."
Paulson said she does not believe
the STD education available to the
public is completely adequate. She
cites a survey taken in a residence
hall last year. Only 15 percent of the
students surveyed had received STD
education in high school.
"Most people have a general idea
of what they have to do (to protect
themselves), but it is not very con-
crete," she said. "Information needs
to be very specific and clear."
She said that serial monogamy -
when a person is in consecutive one-
person relationships - is often a
problem. People are not aware that
they should have an STD test done
each time they switch partners.

by Peter Matthews
Daily Staff Reporter
An ethnically diverse crowd of
more than 50 people packed the
School of Education's Schorling
Auditorium last night to listen to
John Trudell.
Trudell, who appeared in the
movies "Thunderheart" and
"Incident at Oglala," was an orga-
nizer of the 1969-71 occupation of
Alcatraz and the national spokesper-
son for the American Indian
Movement (AIM) from 1973-79.
Among the central themes of
Trudell's speech - which was wo-
ven around and through readings of
his poetry - was how the natural
power, beauty and harmony of the
earth, of tribal communities and of
each individual has been exploited
and corrupted by the "predators" that

came from Europe and infected the
New World with their "virus" that
"didn't know how to deal with life, it
only knew how to consume and de-
stroy it."
Trudell likened Columbus and
the Pilgrims to the Nazis, who he
said also believed themselves
"civilized" and justified in
committing genocide.
Trudell argued that the "basic
system has remained the same" from
medieval times to the present and
people are "electrical serfs" in a
"neon fiefdom."
Trudell concluded by calling
upon his listeners to liberate them-
selves from guilt and insecurity and
refuse to permit the "dream slavers"
to destroy their dreams, usurp their
power and "feed us to the industrial

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