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The Michigan Daily-TuesdaynJuly 28, 98I- Page 3
Teenagers' drug use on decline
WASHINGTON (AP)-Teen-agers' use of drugs, increased for the first time since 1975, from 66 per- work in dru research and education. He said the
especially marijuana, is declining, even though "our cent to 72 percent, said Pollin. wg n has racd an emp crin . e i the
young people still show the highest level of drug use HE ALSO SAID that the institute found that among research that has led to changing attitudes about the
anywhere in the industrialized world," a top federal 16 categories of drugs, use of 14 was either level or hearh haas ledmtrijhanigattes and the
offiialtesifie yeteray.decrase in~ - health hazards of marijuana, cigarettes and other
official testified yesterday. decreased in 1980. drugs.
Dr. William, Pollin, director of the National In- The findings were from a survey of 100,000 high
stitute on Drug Abuse, also said there has been a school seniors. The institute on drug abuse has been THERE ARE proposals to shift the research
"dramatic" cutback in cigarette smoking by young surveying members of graduating public and private responsibilities of NIDA and the National Institute on
people, though 21 percent of high school seniors still high school classes since 1975. Alcohol Abuse to the National Institutes of Health.
had that daily habit last year. Pollin also reported there has been a "dramatic Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R-N.H.), who presided at
"THERE HAS been a significant decrease in drug change" in teen-age cigarette smoking. Last year's yesterday's hearing, noted that the idea has "support
use among key population groups in the past several daily use figure of 21 percent was down 4 percent and opposition among the alcohol and drug abuse
years with associated increases in negative attitudes from 1979, and "The rate of decline appeared to ac- constituency groups." But he said he has an open
about the use of drugs," Pollin said. celerate this year among both males and females," a mind on the proposal.
Appearing before the Senate Labor subcommittee NIDA report said. "Our young people still show the highest level of
on alcoholism and drug abuse, Pollin testified that "WE ARE INCLINED to attribute this change to a drug use of young people anywhere in the in-
daily marijuana use among high school seniors drop- long-term increase in young people's health concerns dustrialized world," he said.
ped to 9.1 percent in 1980, down from a peak of 10.9 about smoking as well as to a sharp decrease in the But he added that the signs of drug-use decline
percent in 1978 perceived peer acceptance of smoking," the report prove that "increasing drug use is not inevitable and
The proportion of high school seniors who think added. young people are responsive to evidence of potential
their close friends disapprove of marijuana smoking Pollin cited the findings in defense of the institute's hazards."
New roof for
Tappan Hall
causig stir

Daily staff writer
The new roof scheduled to be built on
Tappan Hall is causing some concern
among those who fear the historical
beauty of the building will be damaged
by this addition, according to William
Shepard, a' University economics
Tappan Hall, located behind the
Museum of Art, is the home of the
University's History of Art department
and one of the oldest buildings on cam-
roof the University plans to build will
detract from the structure's beauty
which, he said, is important to the
"quality of the campus." The roof is
made of slate and its replacement
would be of "plain old, cheap asphalt
shingles," Sheperd said.'
"That building with asphalt shingles
would look like a bald man with a bad
toupee," he added..
Construction has been halted tem-
porarily on the roof and won't resume
until the matter has been discussed at a
meeting today, according to University
Business Operations director John

TODAY AT 10 a.m. in 204 Tappan, a
meeting will be held to see if there are
any other options to be considered in
repairing or replacing the roof.
"We'll, explore their thoughts,"
Weidenbach said, even though he said
he doubts that many alternatives exist.
"The (new) roof will go up," Weiden-
bach said, "Or the (present) roof will
continue to leak."
IT MAY BE too costly to replace the
roof with the same type of materials
that exist now, he said. "We don't have
the money to do everything we'd like
to," Weidenbach added.
"Tappan is the last building of its vin-
tage witha sloped slate roof," Sheperd
said, adding that it is of "genuine
historic importance" to maintain the
original roof.
Sheperd said the issue of historic
value versus cost-efficiency will crop
up again when the West Engineering
Building's red tile roof has to be
replaced. This situation is symbolic of
the (vay the ,University handles such
matters, he said.
"'It's not quite as trivial as it seems,"
Sheperd said.

' ny Poto by IM HIL
ASPHALT SHINGLES FOR Tappan Hall's new roof sit unused in front of the /
historic building while faculty members and administrators discuss in a
meeting today whether they will be used.

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The University's network of non-academic coun-
seling services will undergo an assessment to deter-
mine an appropriate review process, University of-
ficials said yesterday.
A small group of University personnel familiar
with counseling services will be assembled within the
next two weeks to conduct this study, according to
Robert Sauve, assistant to Vice-President for
Academic Affairs Bill Frye.
SAUVE SAID THIS would be a "weird kind of
review",because the University's counseling services
are spread across so many different areas and depar-
The group will spend about a month looking over
what they know about counseling in order to help
determine a way to proceed with a review process.

During thisjtime they will be compiling a sort of "in-
ventory" of "what is going on" in the University's
counseling services, the amount of money being
spent and its uses and effectiveness.
THE REVIEW'S objective is not just to slice
budgets and save money, Sauve said. The group will
also be trying to assess what is being done for studen-
ts and determine whether it is being done properly
and how it can be improved.
"We don't know if any money can be saved," Sauve
said. "Maybe we've got the right amount, maybe we
need more."
Director of University Counseling Services Harold
Korn, said he was "looking forward" to the review
because he doesn't anticipate any unusually large

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