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The Michigan Daily--Friday, June 18, 1982-Page 3
EXPER TS CITE PROBLEMS IN REACHING STUDENTS
Alcoholism: It's hard to get help

by SHAUN ASSAEL
The consumption of alcohol, always a
popular pastime on campus, can often
become too much for students to han-
dle. But when students develop a
drinking problem, the services
available may not be reaching them,
local experts say.
"There is no direct way this univer-
sity 'can come into contact with
alcoholism," Harold Korn, director of
the University's counseling services
said. "We can only find out about
alcoholics if they come to us. As a
result, all I have is grapevine evidence
that the problem is increasing."
THE PROBLEM with treating
students for alcoholism lies in reading
them, officials from the University
counseling centers agree. The Univer-
sity's counseling service, the Univer-

'There is no direct way this university can come
into contact with alcoholism. We can only find
out about alcoholics if they come to us. '
-Harold Korn,
University counseling services director

sity Hospital's Outpatient Clinic, and
Health Service all have suffered from a
lack of out-reach programs, according
to various health experts.
University Hospital officials also fear
that those agencies that do treat
alcoholic patients are under-equipped.
"Only ten percent of our patients are
students because our program is so
very small," said Terry Dunivin, a
senior social worker at the University
Hospital's outpatient clinic. "We just

don't have the resources to reach out to
them."
THE PROBLEM with alcoholism is
growing, not only on campus, but on a
nationwide level. The Department of
Health and Human Services reports
that in 1981 some ten million adults suf-
fered from problem drinking with 3.3
million people affected between the
ages of 14 and 17.
Although no specific data is available
concerning the alcoholism rate among

University students, Washtenaw Coun-
ty's Substance Coordinating Agency
reports that 833 of the 3,000 people
treated for alcoholism last year were in
the 18 to 20 age group.
The University has a problem in
determining how many students are
simply "weekend" drinkers and how
many are addicted to alcohol, accor-
ding to Jean Brown of the Washtenaw
County Substance Abuse Coordinating
Agency.
"IT WOULD be difficult for the
University to do comprehensive
research on the question because it has
such a large influx and outflux of
students and alcoholism is a long-term
problem," said Brown adding, "It
would be damn nice if they could do
more than they are doing now."
See ALCOHOLISM, Page 10
Brick ley:
MSU will
lead state
in genetic
research
By SCOTT STUCKAL
Michigan State Unviersity, not the
University of Michigan, will spearhead
the state's efforts to become a leader in
molecular biology development, Lt.
James Brickley said in a speech at the
Ann Arbor Sheraton Wednesday night.
Brickley, who chairs the state's High
Technology Task Force, said MSU has
"very clear strengths in molecular
biology" which make it the logical can-
didate for a research institute in that
field. Ann Arbor already has been
chosen as the location for a research
center to develop robotics technology.
SPEAKING AT the last in a seriea of
lecturea on high technology sponsored
by Eastern Michigan University and
the Michgian Technology Council,
Brickley said MSU's research will cen-
ter on agricultural applications of
molecular biology, or genetic
engineering. He also said the school
will have close ties to state firms such
as Dow Chemical, Bendix, and Neogen,
which have already plunged into the
field.
The high technology task force, a
private group of business and academic
leaders chosen by Gov.- William
Milliken to direct the use of state
resources in Michigan's high
technology push, decided the state
should specialize in "the one or two
emerging technologies Michigan
aleady has a toe-hold on," - robotics
and molecular biology - Brickley said.
Michigan "may have lost the battle
for the manufacturing sector, but at the
same time it has gained the high
technology sector," Brickley said. He
added that high technology businesses,
especially those with 20 or 30 em-
See BRICKLEY, Page 10

Casual concert
Michael Joseph decides to forego his lawnmower for a brief musical interlude, preferring the sounds of a flute to the,
racket of lawn care.
Mysterious 'scholar' arested on campus

(Continued from Page 1) -
knowledgably about the Syracuse
University communications depar-
tment.
CLAY THEN stayed after class to
speak to a group of students who were
impressed by him, Beaver said.
Janice Winbush, a student, said, "He
seemed very knowledgeable and very
official. He said he'd help us get started
in the communications field."
David Goldstein, another student,
said that Clay said he was the first
black film editor in television and that
"people who have listened to me have
become successes." Clay also said that
he was on a lecture circuit and that he
speaks frequently at universities, Gold-
stein said.
Beaver said that Clay told him that he
received his Ph.D. from Heidelberg
University.
ANOTHER student, Candice Mead,
said Clay claimed that he had worked in
James Bond movies in Europe, and that

he handed out cards describing himself
as an "artist in residence" from
Syracuse University.
A student who wanted to remain
anonymous said "Clay said he had good
connections in the communications
business and that he could guarantee
them success. He said he was willing to
help the students financially." The
student said Clay gave out checks
totalling more than $600 to a student for
"rent and tuition."
But when the student attempted to
cash the checks, they turned out to have*
a fictitious company name and account
number on them.
THE STUDENT contacted Prof.
Beaver on Wednesday and told him
about the incident, Beaver said. He said
that incident aroused suspicion about
Clay's actual academic credentials.
Yesterday morning, Beaver called
Syracuse University to verify that Clay
was affiliated with that university. The

office of the Vice President for
Academic Affairs said that Clay was
not currently a faculty member, but
that he recently visited the Newhouse
communications department and
talked to several faculty members.
Beaver said that, after the call to
New York, he notified campus security
and West Quad Cambridge House that
Clay might be an imposter.
IN HIS CLASS yesterday, Beaver
also cautioned his students that Clay was
an imposter, he said.
University security conducted an in-
vestigation and decided to notify the
Ann Arbor police about the man,
Stevens said. He also said that Clay
had written a bad check to Cambridge
House on a California bank. Stevens
said, "The police are undecided what
charges if any will be brought against
Clay."

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