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The Michigan Daily - Saturday, June 22, 1985 - Page 11
'U' to look at commencement changes
(continued fromPage1) Any change in the commencement Schnaufer added, "Commencement
popped chapagne corks during a ceremony is bound to be controver- should be for the graduates, not for
speech by Gov. James Blanchard. sial, but student leaders are taking a making points in Lansing or in the
Prof. Shaw Livermore, a par- "wait-and-see" attitude. "We haven't press." He said that commencement
ticipant on stage for last May's decided how we're going to react to is often a contest between colleges to
A . ceremoney, said he supports a the committee yet," said Paul get the mostprominentspeaker.
reorganization of the exerciss. Two Joseplhson, presdent of SA.m Jephson also blamed the imper-
years ago - when Walter Cronkite Josephson said that if ommit sonal atmosphere of commencement,
gav th adres th beavor astee discusses changes in formatsnlamehr o omneet
gave the address - the behavior was Josephson would support the which was held in Michigan Stadium,
within "reasonable limits," but the discussions because the current for- for some of the rowdiness. "What I
most recent ceremony was "close to mat breeds rowdiness, he said. heard happened," Josephson said,
bad taste," Livermore said. JOSEPHSON also blamed the "was that when the graduates asked
UNIVERSITY President Harold choice of Blanchard as a speaker for how they should enter, whoever it wa
Shapiro, who asked Johnson to form some of the rowdiness. "People just that was in charge, told them 'like
the committee, said the behavior of weren't in a mood for a political cattle.' So everybody marched i
students at commencement wasn't ," going 'moo, moo.' That set the tone for
campaign speech by Blanchard, he the whole commencement."
the only reason for starting the com- said, adding that students were more "IF THEY want a complete
ittee A other proble, he sai thei orderly when Cronkite spoke at last overhaul of the system, the commit-
dividual schools. The Residential year's commencement. Although one tee might be very feasible,"
College is now the only college that student now serves as part of the Josephson said, but he noted that he
has their own separate commen- commencement committee that picks would oppose any attempt to impose
cement exercise. its speaker, Josephson said he wants behavioral guidelines on the students.
According to Johnson, the commit- more student input into the selection Schnaufer agreed that "there is a
tee will be made up of one student of the speaker. greater need to improve the quality of
representative selected by Schnaufer, "If they get Bill Lucas to speak next commencement itself than the
one faculty representative selected by year, they're going to get a riot," he behavior of celebrating graduates."
SACUA, and four University ad- said, Johnson said that the committee
ministrators, including campus Jay Jolliffe, a University law would start meeting at the end of July
Diretor f Saety LeoHeate , student who attended the ceremonies
Director of Safety, LeoHeatley. said that the unruly behavior was a and would give the University's
JOHNSON said he didn't know how response to Blanchard, not the executive officers their recommen-
the committee would approach the ceremony. dations by the end of summer.
issue, but he said that it may discuss a "BACADgveasm«si
Daily Photo by DAN HABIB in th omto ics BLANCHARD gave a simplistic,
y Phtby ANHABchange in the format of commen- political speech which didn't inspire
A "rowdy" student holds up his champagne bottle at commencement in cement behavioral guidelines for the us," Jollife sasid. "The students Daily staff writer Dov Cohen
May. ceremony. really didn't care what he had to say." filed a report for this story.
Grown-up 'flower children' begin festival in Missouri
VIBURNUM, Mo. (UPI) - The begin arriving early next week. Washington. yet to recover from an eight-month "They're (the merchants) happy to
grown-up flower children of the 1960s The Rainbow People, as they have "They're the flower children of the miners strike earlier this year, are see them here. We're a small town
tave begun gathering in the quiet hills come to be called in Viburnum and 1960s - grown-up," said 'John D. welcoming the additional income, and business is welcome. We had a
f southeast Missouri for this year's neighboring forest communities, are Woerheide, a U.S. Forest Service em- Norm Robinson, owner of the long strike and our area was very
World Peace and Healing Festival, a unique group of environmentalists ployee who toured the camp site this Viburnum Motel and Restaurant, said depressed."
As many as 10,000 members of the who believe in communing with week. the Rainbow People spent about $200
Rainbow Tribal Family chose the nature - sometimes in the nude, and Along with their simple and rustic last week eating pie and drinking cof-
Mark Twain National Forest for a sometimes with the help of lifestyles, the Rainbow People bring fee at the restaurant.
weeklong gathering that begins July marijuana, a drug some consider a with them their money. Last year in "They come into town to ask direc- Course Syllabus
About 275 people had arrived by sacrament. California, they spent $750,000 for food tions," said Viburnum Police Chief PAD - 101
yesterday to set up camp, and the U.S. The festival last year drew 20,000 in and gasoline in Modoc County. George Hart. "They're patronizing Course Topic:
Forest Service expects the majority northern California near the Oregon Merchants in Virburnum and the local merchants by buying gas, How to live comfortably and
of the Rainbow Family members to border, and 17,000 the previous year in neighboring communities, who have food, soda and cigarettes. affordably on a college

Construction on hospital proceeds smoothly
(continuedfrom Pagei) The project has employed thousan- The remaining cost of the hospital evacuate it and says engineering
Perhaps the most exciting new ds of workers and almost all jobs went was $112 million, and part of that, was studies show it should be torn down
stem will be the totally com- to in-state firms. Instead of one com- passed on to the patient. During the Many oppose this saying the space i
puterized building management, pany, more than 80 subcontractors construction, patients plaid about $25 needed for labs and offices.
which will control heating, air con- received contracts to give a chance to more per day for a room.
di wion controheating, and lights- small local firms that couldn't other- The Board of Regents yesterda
ditioning, and lights, . wise afford the enormous bid. WHILE WORK is progressing approved a new system of tubes to
THE SYSTEM is the only one n the The new hospital will cut the num- smoothly and there have been no carry articles between Mott
sophistication in mechanized fun- ber of beds from the current 929 to 888 major work stoppages since the first Children's Hospital and the new
cons. Other buildings have portions as health care moves toward more year, problems have plagued the buildings, and renovation. of final
ftioterold s bunot at is outpatient treatment, and the extra project in the past. preparation kitchens in certain
level, space will be used for diagnostic and g . p g
treatment clinics. All rooms will con- Last month, the Teamsters Union the new hospital.
For example, the computer ca tain one or two beds, replacing the went on strike, but the situation was
detect fires -often difficult to find many rooms with multiple beds. resolved with a minimum disruption The next steps in the complex
og wirig between walls and Construction was done by a method of work. "We've been happily devoid program include completion of the A.
ors -cshut off air valves in the area called fast-tracking, in which building of any labor disputes," Diederich Alfred Taubman ambulatory care
to contain ounc e ea - begins on one section before plans are said. building and further procurement of
procedures, and produce on a visual completed for others. This process The size of the new hospital was moveable equipment for the new
srcdreseoat and bes route tou enabled the hospital to be completed originally challenged by the Coin- buildings.
tscreen the location and best route to a year- prehensive Health Planning Council
the fire. . and-a-half earlier than if all architec- of Southeastern Michigan, which felt The entire Replacement Hospital
The entire Replacement Hospital tural plans were done at once. the University Hospitals should deal Project is an effort to bring patient
Project costs $285 million ard will THE STATE helped finance the mainly with difficult cases rather care up to the same high level as
contnue several years. Construction project with $173 million, and than minor, outpatient care, accor- teaching and research has achieved
of a new Maternal and the Child Diederick stressed the importance of ding to Diederich. at the University, Diederich said.
ctric oal ar phed the cooperation from the state. "But the University is here to train W , .
ychiatric Hospital are planned, but "At this lowest ebb of financial health-care professionals to treat the We've lagged behind lately i the
havenot begun. ability, their worst hour, they whole patient," he said. treatment of patients: the RHP is t
THE NEED for new facilities has allocated $173 million. That should One issue that remains undecided isso this. W oe hntieenbe to od)c
been recognized for years, and groun- serve to indicate what the University the status of the Old Main building. facilities " he said
dbreaking began in October 1981. Means to this state," hesaid. The hospital plans to completely

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