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Ninety-five years of editorialfreedom

Vol. XCV, No. 33-S

Copyright 1985

Thursday, July 18, 1985

Fifteen Cents

Eight Pages

ISR study
gains by
They are refugees, they are am-
bitious, and they have overcome
language barriers, poverty, and
culture -shock to achieve academic
excellence. They are the children of
the "Boat People" and other refugees
who fled Indochina.
A recent University study of post-
1978 Indochinese refugees indicates
that cultural values and family-
centered achievement may be playing
an important role in their classroom
THE STUDY, directed by Nathan
Caplan of the Institute for Social
Research (ISRI and John Whitmore
of the Center for South and Southeast
Asian Studies, examined the

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Purdue woman
nominated as
art school dean

A Purdue University woman will be
nominated to take over as dean of the
School of Art, Vice President for
Academic Affairs Billy Frye said
yesterday, ending an almost year-
long search for a permanent dean.
Marjorie Levy is currently the
Chairperson of the Division of Art and
Design in teh Department of Creative
Arts at Purdue. She will take over as
dean Jan. 1, provided that the Univer-

sity's Board of Regents approves her
nomination at its Aug. 1 meeting.
"IN ONE WORD, I'm thrilled,"
Levy said yesterday, adding that she
will be making monthly visits to Ann
Arbor for "consultation and
Frye lauded Levy's experience, ac-
hievements, and reputation. "She
simply seemed to have good insights
as to the direction the school ought to
See FRYE, Page 3

Politics cloud U.N.
women 's conference


academic progress of 355 refugee NAIROBI, Kenya (UPI) - The session.
children and interviewed their Daily Photo by KATE O'LEARY Soviet Union and Vietnam denounced The leader of the Vietnamese
famiHes n Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Face-lift the United States as an imperialistic delegation, Education Minister
Houston, and Orange County, Calif. warmonger at U.N. Women's Decade Bguyen Thi Binh, accused the United
The study revealed that the refugee President Harold Shapiro's house gets spiffed up with freshly painted conference yesterday, prompting the States of fomenting trouble worldwide
See STUDY, Page 3 shutters and a new coat of paint. U.S. delegation to demand a chance to during her speech to the plenary.
respond. She denounced "United States im-
Progra eases college transition Rerdelegationleader Maureen perialism as in the case ofaCentral
Prog 'alii e ses oile e tansiion Reagan, daughter of President America with the blockade and em-
Reagan, said the attack "went above bargo imposed on Cuba and
By JANICE PLOTNIK "THIS IS a chance to show how independent I can be. and beyond a difference of opinion" in Nicaragua or in the Middle East with
Incoming freshmen are adapting to campus life this There's no one around to say, 'Well, Nicky, it's time to do which the two communist nations the proxy war in Lebanon."
summer with the help of "University Bridge," a program this,'" she said. She also said that once she's in college, blamed the United States for "almost "IN ASIA and the Pacific," she
designed to give students a head start in academics and she can't depend on her parents to tell her what to do. every conflict and every evil in the said, "the United States persists in its
bridge the gap between high school and college. Dave Robinson, assistant director of admissions, said world today." policy of maintaining and broadening
The 46 students in this year's program are introduced to students are carefully screened before entering the IN RESPONSE to the attacks, the their military bases, posing a per-
the University and dorm life during the eight-week program. "We evaluate them academically and then U.S. delegation took the floor and manent threat to the security and
program, and most of them agree with Bridge student decide that certain students should come as Bridge demanded the right to defend itself. freedom of the people in the regions."
Tonique Jemison, who said she loves her new-found students because their chances for success will be enhan- The rebuttal was expected to take The Soviet Union then attacked the
freedom. See BRIDGE, Page 3 place during a special late-night See CONFERENCE, Page 4

* issue sparks

Daily news analysis
Nearly three months after the Affordable
Housing Task Force identified a "severe need" for
cheaper housing in Ann Arbor, the fight over what
to do about it drags on with no end in sight.
The Democrats and Republicans on the Ann Ar-
bor City Council take fundamentally different ap-
proaches to the issue, so radical policy changes
are virtually impossible. Any city action to make
housing more affordable will have to come
gradually, without coercion.
AS IT stands now, Republicans view

Democratic initiatives to make housing more ac-
cessible to low- and moderate-income residents
with skepticism, and some aren't convinced that
the city really needs to do more to encourage af-
fordable housing. They say that humbers put
together by the Affordable Housing Task Force
are misleading and do not show that there is a
serious lack of affordable housing in the city.
Councilmember Dick Deem (R-Second Ward)
argued that because data the task force used in its
April report included students living off-campus,
the conclusions the report draw are not well-

A minority opinion included in the report con-
curred: "The student factor has irredeemably
skewed the data, the assumptions, and the out-
comes projected. Students, who are almost by
definition low-income, would present an insatiable
drain on rent subsidies."
DEEM SAID that because students usually
receive money from their parents or student
loans, their incomes appear to be lower than they
really are.
But Councilmember Lowell Peterson (D-First
Ward), chairman of the task force, said "the bias

Pleasant Dreams Sweat The Butcher
A preview dialogue with Steve Wynn Sunny and humid with Michigan's Butch Wade shines in
of Dream Syndicate. highs in the 80s. summer league.
Arts, Page 6 Sports, Page 8

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