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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, August 15, 1981-Page 3
Foreign students find home at 'U'

Daily staff writer
Although the housing situation for in-
coming University students is
becoming "very tight," foreign studen-
ts newly arriving in this country will
have no trouble finding accom-
modations-at least temporarily.
This is a sharp change from previous
years wh, v newcomers were routed
to a ninth - South Quad lounge lined
with 20 bunk beds in a "barrack style"
arranger ' That ninth floor room is
now used 4r storage and this year's
foreign- will enjoy the luxury of
private roo 'h the seventh and
eighth floors of the dormitory.
"IT'S GREAT and fantastic," said
Ellen Kolovos, a program director for
the International Center, the Univer-
sity's liaison with foreign students.
"Housing has gone out of its way to be
Foreign students, some with their
families, just began moving into their.
new rooms yesterday. The housing
lasts only until Sept. 5, but serves as a
base from which they can find per-
manent housing.
Once the new foreign students are
settled in for a few days most will have
to jockey for available housing like
everyone else. Everyone except fresh-
persons are treated equally, said Leroy
See FOREIGN, Page 4

Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
UNIVERSITY SOPHOMORE David Rexford, one of the two resident advisors for newly arrived foreign University
students, said the temporary housing provided for the students at the South Quad is unprecedented. Formerly the
newcomers were crowded into what is now a storage room on the ninth floor of the dorm.

'U' officials not
worried about

Title IX
Daily staff writer -
Despite President Reagan's intended
review of many federal regulations, in-
cluding the controversial Title IX,
University athletic and affirmative ac-
tion officials aren't too concerned about
the effects of the act's possible
elimination on campus sports.
Although the application of Title IX,,
which requires proportional financial
support for men's and women's athletic.
programs, to the University's Athletic.
Department has been the subject of
a continued debate, the aspects of the
regulation that will reportedly be
reviewed by the R e.agan ad-
ministration are "non-issues," accor-
ding to University Affirmative Action
Director Virginia Nordby.
Canham said he thought "it was about
time the amateur-ish" investigations
of the law's implement-tions, as they
pertain to the Univaxsity, were
reviewed. He added that he was "happy
as hell" about the review of what he calls
"a classic case of government
bureaucracy at its worst."
"It won't make a bit of difference one
way or another" Qanham said, adding
that the University already complies
with Title IX. "We have 11 men's sports
and 11 women's sports. We treat them
both the same."
Women's Athletic Director Phyllis
Ocker said the support of the women's
sports has "come a long way and Title
IX helped. She said, however, that she
thinks federal support would continue,
even if the law's rules were to be
relaxed or even totally abolished.

AND EVEN IF the review finds that
Title IX doesn't apply to departments
not receiving direct federal aid-such
as the University's Athletic Depar-
tment-Nordby said she doubts there
would be a withdrawal in the Univer-
sity's committment to the support of
women's athletics.
"We've done so much already," she
said, "there would be no sense in not
continuing on the path we've set for
ourselves. '
"Women are in athletics now," she
said. "It is a fact of life. Of course we're
not going to pull back."
AN EXAMPLE Nordby gave of one of
the regulation's "non-issues" was the
section of the Act calling for equal pay
for male and female coaches, which is
not under the jurisdiction of Title IX,
she said, and is already covered under
Title VII.
The review will be "getting thedead
wood out of there," Nordby said.
Another issue that Nordby s id she
isn't really worried about is the review
of the requirement that men's and
women's teams get equal funding. The
"unique differences" of each sport
must be taken into account when money
is allocated, and therefore, the amounts
will never be equal, Nordby said.
Women's basketball and softball
Coach Gloria Solud said she thought
Canhan}, the University Athletic
Department, and University President
Harold Shapiro all strongly support the
womens' programs.
toward improving the program," she
added, but, "Title IX hasn't done
anything to move it."

Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
Blue Front changes hands
The Blue Front on State St. and Packard St. changed ownership yesterday.
But never fear, patrons, new owners Bill and Pat Graving (also proprietors
of Marshall's Liquor) vow that "the Blue Front tradition will continue," ad.
ding that the old landmark will now carry more newspapers and magazines
than in the past.

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