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dents in San Francisco are HIV-
60 percent of people who
were members of San Francisco's
gay community in 1981 are cur-
rently HIV-positive;
One in 23 people in San
Francisco is HIV-positive; and,
There have already been
11,000 HIV deaths in San
Francisco - population 700,000
- since 1981.
He urged health officials to
come to terms with their "personal
history and personal bias.
"What I ask of health providers
is to not lie about your judgments,
because you don't serve anyone
that way," he said.
"Face your judgments, face
your assumptions and then do
something about it. Examine the
phobias and the 'isms' and the
barriers that keep you from treat-
ing people the way every person
deserves to be treated."
David Neal, assistant dean of
social work in the Psychiatry de-
partment, agreed with Rofes that
University health care providers
are too often insensitive to the
needs of those who are HIV-
"We haven't been as sensitive
as we could have been. It is my
hope that we can learn from this
experience," he said, referring to a
similar AIDS conference held two
years ago.
"Unfortunately, that program
probably did not do enough to re-
move stereotypes and false judg-
ments," he said.,

Fisher cautions students to
increase AIDS awareness

Mary Fisher is a member of the
National Commission on AIDS,
and the only member of the
commission who is HIV-positive.
Fisher founded the Family AIDS
network last year, and routinely
travels the country promoting
AIDS research, awareness and
compassion. She is an artist who
briefly attended the University in
1964. Fisher spoke with Daily
Government Reporter David
Shepardson yesterday before she
addressed the University's con-
ference on "Living with AIDS."
Daily: What's the biggest mes-
sage you are conveying to college
students, so fearful of the
Fisher: The biggest message is
if it can happen to me, it can
happen to any one. That I have to
drive home. That's certainly why I
am here. The other part of it is that
college students are tomorrow's
leaders - and even today's
leaders - and, I would like very
much for them to understand that
what we're talking about is an
epidemic that is not going to go
away, even if we found a cure
We would still have to take
care of so many people that are
infected. We have orphans from
both parents having died, so you
know we have people in this
country that are suffering because
of this disease because they are

infected and affected.
Our leaders need to say that
this is a priority whether it be in
health care, whether it be in
insurance companies. ... We need
to say that we don't discriminate,
we don't let someone go because
they have the disease, or we don't
cover them because they have the
The young people today need
to understand they're losing a
major part of (their) generation
and that makes me really sad. So,
in order to change the way we all
look at this, we have to say 'we
care' with open arms and we have
to be compassionate. We have to
do what we do best, which is what
ever it is - you, you are a
reporter, you write the facts - tell
the truth about the disease. And
we have to say that we will help
each other. It is really all about
love, it is really all about caring.
D: Bill Clinton has been slow
in appointing an AIDS czar. Are
you in favor of the appointment of
an AIDS czar, and why do you
think the appointment has been so
F: I don't know the reason
except there has been a lot going
on in Washington, and I'll give
him that.
D: Do you have any candidates
in mind?
F: No, I mean there are too
many people possible, depending

on what (Clinton) wants to do and
how he wants tc ' it. My hope is
that whocv it i, ! S m)O nw
who i s Tr N w
everybody and bring the pulic
and private sectors together, and to
say 'we need to fight this epidemic
and we need to cut through a lot of
the red tape and get right to the
heart of it.'
D: Do you think more money
is needed for (AIDS) research?
F: Absolutely, I do. But I also
think more money is needed for
care and more money is needed
for education. We don't have a
cure and we don't even have an
effective treatment that will
prolong people's lives.
D: What did you think of the
National Academy of Sciences re-
port which says 'AIDS only
applies to socially-marginalized
F: The report goes against
everything the commission has
worked for and makes my job
harder. I don't think it is correct
- and the way they said it, gave
everybody cause to say, 'Oh, I was
right, I don't have to pay
I think it's dangerous because
it tells a lot of people that they are
not at risk. This is just one more
thing that we have to fight in this
horrible struggle. It was
frightening and it made me angry.


Mary Fisher, commissioner of the National Commission on AIDS, gestures
yesterday while talking at the University Medical Center.

MBA program to bring academics to the workplace


by Bryn Mickle
Daily Staff Reporter
More than 400 first-year graduate
Business School students gathered
with executives from major U.S.
corporations yesterday at Halq
Auditorium to discuss the future of
American business.
C.K. Prahalad, a University
professor and top national business
consultant, gave strategy tips to as-
piring corporate heads.
The lecture was part of the pro-
gram to kick, off the new

Multidisciplinary Action Projects
(MAP) in the Masters of Business
Administration (MBA) program.
MAP is a required program for
first-year MBA students. Students
are divided into 60 teams of seven
students with faculty representatives
and assigned to various companies.
The students attempt to evaluate and
develop strategies to improve
The students will work in their
assigned team for a seven-week pe-
riod, submit a 60-page group paper

and give an oral presentation to a
panel of faculty and corporation
executives. .
Chrysler Motors, Eastman Kodak
Company, Xerox Corporation and
the University of Michigan Hospitals
are among the businesses that will
be evaluated through the program.
Prahalad told students they
should strive to make ideas concrete
and improve the companies.
"Operations management innova-
tions lead to capital effectiveness,"
he said. "Too many times companies

throw money at problems in attempts
to solve them."
He challenged MAP students not
to stop at simply understanding
He concluded by saying that
American businesses cannot con-
tinue the next 10 years with their
current views on management and
expect to remain competitive.
Paul Danos, associate dean for
the MBA program, said MAP "turns
a corner in professional business

He added that students will see
real-life corporate problems and be
allowed to attempt a solution.
Wayne Stapleton, a first-year
MBA student, is looking forward to
his participation in the MAP
"We're going to get the opportu-
nity to apply what we've learned,"
Allison Elder, also a first-year
MBA student, said she thought it
was beneficial to be able to work on
a longer- term project in a team


Minority peer advisors
named to residence halls


by Scot Woods


Wayne State University
In a research of connective
tissue biology, study the
regulation of gene expression
of matrix metalloproteinases or
enzymes that degrade connec-
tive tissues and basement
membranes. Characterize the
role of cytokines, growth factors
and nuclear oncoproteins in
collagenase and stromelysin
gene expression. Isolate, clone
and express the gene elements
and nuclear proteins which are
involved in the basement
membrane forming collagen IV
synthesis. Research involves
the development, characteriza-
tion and analysis of mutant
genes, analysis of DNA protein
interaction, protein purification,
expression, transient and stable
gene transfection of cultured
cells. Qualifications include:
Research Assistant with B.S. or
M.S.: Research Associate with
Ph.D. and similar terminal
degrees. Both require strong
experience in concepts and
methods of biochemistry, cell
biology and molecular biology
essential. Experience in cell
culture, connective tissue
research and analysis of gene
expression and regulation
Piase nrwarr sem tn

Fourteen students accepted posi-
tions as minority peer advisors These are t
(MPA) or minority peer advisor as- advisors fo
sistants (MPAA) to begin next fall.
The University Housing Division re- East Qiu
leased these names Monday. Wanda\
South C
"MPAs have two tasks," said Lakeishc
Alan Levy, director of public affairs 0 West 01
for housing. "One, programming in and Ne
minority and multicultural affairs for Bryan L
minorities and residents in general. N Stockw
Two, academic and personal ad- Corrie C
visement to students. In that posi- N Mosher
tion, MPAs serve as advisors to mi- Michael
nority councils." * Alice L
MPAs receive room and board Joanne
and a monthly stipend from housing. Couzen
Cedric S
The MPA position was created as N Markley
a response to the Black Action Alan Da
Movements in the early '70s. LSA Bursley
originally sponsored the program un- Warren'
til housing took over responsibility Baits
in 1977, Levy said. Jena Ba
An MPAA is similar to an MPA,
but has fewer administrative duties of my area:
and does not receive a monthly Michigan," hi
stipend. Only the five largest resi- Davis w
dence halls have MPAAs. Markley next
Beside D
Two positions, the MPA at MPAs or M
Oxford and the MPAA at West residence hal
Quad, remain vacant. Levy said Bryan Lit
there is no set schedule to fill them. Resident Ad
"The . this year, sa
"The spots were offered to mdi- Advisor) you
viduals who accepted other resident ple, and it he
staff positions," he said. helps my ap
Levy added that the positions will students next
be filled by the beginning of Fall Applicant
Term. process dema
Robbie Dye, coordinator of LSA juni
Project Awareness, is responsible for also an Resid
interviewing and selecting students Jordan this}
for the positions, and works closely view is hard.
with MPAs throughout the year. ical - but re
Stressing the importance of the posi- you must thin
tion to minorities, Dye said, "(The Little saic
A A\ h l... thia. .. a ,.-c . to h awarei

the minority peer
r 1993-94:
a Harrison
uad, Barbour
del Negro

sons for coming to
e said.
'ill be the MPA at
t year.
Davis, five other new
PAAs are currently on
1 staffs.
tle, an LSA junior and a
visor at Mosher-Jordan
aid, "(As an Resident
u learn a lot about peo-
elps in programming --
proach in dealing wiih
ts called the interview
anding but fair.
or Michael del Negro,
lent Advisor at Mosher-
year, said, "The inteir-
They present hypothet-
alistic - situations and
nk on your feet." x
d he wants all residents
that MPAs anre a vala-

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