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Pacie 2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, August 2, 1985
Regents expand School of Public Health

ByKATIE WILCOX
The University's Board of Regents
yesterday voted to establish the
Department of Population Planning
and International Health within the
School of Public Health.
The move combines two programs
already in the school, so it creates no
immediate additional cost to the
University.
THE NEW department will focus on
analysis of policies and program
management of population problems
and other areas of international
health.
June Osborn, dean of the School of
Public Health, said the decision is
"structurally strengthening...without
additional cost to the University."
The regents closed the Department
of Population Planning in 1977 when
reviews revealed major weakness
which would have required additional
funds at a time when the entire school
was facing severe revenue losses.
INTERNATIONAL health is now an
area of increasing importance, ac-
cording to Prof. Gayl Ness, director of
the current population planning
program. "There is a very big push

throughout the world in international THE DEPARTMENT of Population and uncertainty that it was really faces. "I don't think that has been
health," he said. Planning was originally eliminated in needed. done in this case," Baker said.
A specific area of concern within 1977 because internal and external "Once you start something you see Others felt that automatically
the field is child survival in third reviews showed a decreasing demand it grow, snowball, embellish. I see a ruling out expansion was harmful to
world countries, Ness said, including for the degree the program offered, a loss of control in this," said Neal the University. "We can't just sit here
the problem of infant mortality. faculty isolated from its colleagues, a Nielsen (R-Brighton). one day and say nothing is going to
Combining two programs - low priority for research and Several regents said that if a par- grow at the University," said Regent
Population Planning and Health publication, and a curriculum lacking ticular program works well now, Paul Brown (D-Petoskey).
Planning and Economic Development clear goals. there is no reason to take the risk of Shapiro pointed out that the depar-
- should help the department accom- According to Osborn, the program incurring future costs to fuel expan- tment was cut out in 1977 before the
plish more within the field, to receive has improved since then. "The sion when other areas face serious major budget cuts began because of
greater national attention, and to existing group now is very highly budget cuts and the University faces a internal problems, not because of
secure funding for research with the regarded," she told the regents. huge deficit. financial concerns.
increased status. University President Harold REGENT DEANE Baker (R-Ann Osborn maintained that making the
IN ADDITION, creation of a Shapiro, who backed the move to Arbor) said he did not think it was program a department would not in-
department should help the school fill create the department, agreed the necessary to make the program a crease costs, because all faculty and
two recently vacated faculty program has solved the problems that department. facilities are already budgeted within
positions. Recruiting such senior- it faced in the '70s. "That has happen- "It seems to me there should be the school. She added that research
level replacements requires that the ed, and (Vice President for Academic criteria every department should grants will probably generate more
school show firm commitment to in- Affairs, Billy) Frye and myself are meet," he said, such as the depar- funds.
ternational health. very satisfied," he said. tment's intentions and philosophy, the "It will be an enhanced opportunity
Another problem with the current OBJECTIONS TO the new depar- number of students interested in the for growing external resources," she
program is that faculty with joint ap- tment included a fear of future costs department, and the competition it said.
pointments within the school often
yaltietse. e wt ivddprotesters caught dropping leaf lets
"I discovered I had a very produc-
tive group of faculty who were in con- FAIGEL SAID the orientation MSA last night passed a resolution
flict between their departments and of men with backpacks and beards" staff does not present or is reluctant stating that the Office of Orientation
the saidaddintprogram,"Osbornsaid. 7 clto discuss problems students may should restructure orientation to

Nerve gas ban upheld
BOSTON (UPI) - A ban in the regulations do not unduly burden the
college city of Cambridge on testing, Defense Department, which is "free
storage and disposal of chemical to conduct its research elsewhere."
weapons was upheld yesterday by the The chemicals included nerve agen-
state's highest court, ruling the city's is Soman-GD Sarin-GB and VXand
rules do not abridge "permissible "blister" agents Mustard-HD and
strategic research." Lewisite.
In a 4-1 ruling, the Massachusetts
Supreme Court rejected a challenge Testing began in the fall of 1983 at
brought by Arthur Little Inc., which the firm's laboratory off busy Route 2
conducted tests on small amounts of in the densely populated city near
chemical warfare agents under a con- Boston. The area is within several
tract with the Defense department. hundred feet of a busy commercial
The justices said the Cambridge area and a residential neighborhood.

zeiwas visimy sna en wnen securty
arrived, because security is strict
during orientation and she did not
know how they got into the dor-
mitory.
YESTERDAY'S incident is the
latest in an ongoing protest of what
some student groups feel are unfair
policies during summer orientation.
The letter, written by Faigel and
Josephson, states that the orien-
tation staff is selective about which
student groups can address new
students and places restrictions on
what the groups can present.
"This is the first real impression
they get of the University," Faigel
said. "They are here three days and
they are virtually indoctrinated by
what orientation wants them to
know."

face, including military research,
the proposed student conduct code,
high rent, and rape.
"I read the letter and I found it
childish," said Larry King, an LSA
freshman attendingorientation.
King said he believes orientation
leaders are more than willing to
discuss anything, including rape,
and answer any questions.
"The irony of it is that there is a
whole pile of free Dailys with the
very same letter available in the
lobby," said McNaughton, who said
the information in the letter is inac-
curate.
"We have three days in which we
present a tremendous amount of in-
formation," he said. "Any more
than what is already given would go
in one ear and out the other."

more accurately and fully represent
University life. In addition, the
resolution requests poster space for
student organizations in Alice Lloyd
and the right to pass out leaflets in
the dorm.
According to Faigel, orientation is
"not getting across what students
need to know." The immediate
plroblem the resolution addresses is
access, she said.
MSA also protested the orientation
office's policy of limiting par-
ticipation in the program to only a
few groups.
The resolution's request for poster
space and to pass leaflets is for the
remainder of the 1985 orientation.
Daily staff writer Katie Wilcox
filed a reportfor this story.

AIDS;
his condition
improves

LOS ANGELES (UPI) - Rock Hudson im-
proved slightly at UCLA Medical Center, where he
is being treated for the ravages of AIDS, a hospital
spokeswoman said.
"He is in fair condition," Medical Center
spokeswoman Karen Schonbrun said Wednesday.
"He has slightly improved."
SHE SAID Hudson was still weak from his
lengthy Tuesday night flight form Paris, but "is in
good spirits."
His condition had earlier been described as
"serious but stable."

Hudson is undergoing evaluation and treatment
for AIDS, said Dr. Michael Gottlieb, assistant
professor of immunology at the medical center.
He is also reportedly suffering from a serious liver
ailment.
AIDS, which destroys the body's ability to repel
disease, was discovered at UCLA Medical Center
ini1981.
HUDSON, his 6-foot-4 frame ravaged by the
disease, arrived at the hospital Tuesday following
eight days of care at the American Hospital in
Paris.
The entertainment industry, meanwhile, with

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HAPPENINGS
Michigan Theater Foundation - The Pope of International Students Fellowship - 7 p.m.,
HighightGreenwich Village, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m., Michigan call for ride.
Theater. '
Ann Arbor Film Co-op - The Man Who Knew Miscellaneous
Today is the last day to catch West Quad's In- Too Much, 7:30 p.m.; Vertigo, 9:40 p.m., MLB 4.
ternational Celebration. At noon Allah Kan will Cinema Guild - Key Largo, 7 & 10:15 p.m.; International Folk Dance CLub - lessons, 8
speak about "Growing up Jewish in Russia," in The Big Steal, 8:50 p.m., MLB 3. p.m.; open dancing, 9:30 p.m., Ingalls Mall.
West Quad's Cultural Lounge. At 7 p.m., Dub- Cinema Two - Diva, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m., Aud. A, Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation
Wise will entertain patrons in the West Quad Angell. Commission - craft workshop, "Make a Coun-
courtyard which will be followed by dancing in try Wreath for the Kitchen," 7 p.m., Washtenaw
the dorm until 1 a.m. Meetings County Recreation Center; off Hogback Road.
Films Michigan Summer School for Woman
Chinese Students Christian Fellowship - 7:30 Workers - second day of four-day conference
Japanese Film Series - Ohayo, 8 p.m., Hate p.m., Packard Road Baptist Church. examining problems facing trade union women,
Korean Christian Fellowship - Bible study, 9 Union.
Auditorium. p.m., Campus Chapel. WCBN - "Arts and Ideas," 6p.m.,88.3 FM.

plight focusing its attention on AIDS vic-
unced a $1,000-a-plate dinner to raise $1
r research into the disease, most of
ims are homosexual.
s Chen Sam, who represents Hudson's
>-star, Elizabeth Taylor, said that she.
caster, Bette Midler, Liza Minelli, and
arroll are among the co-sponsors of the
be held Sept. 19.
has become an epidemic in both the
ual community and in the gay com-
the publicist said in announcing the
nner.
POLICE
NOTES
Break-in reported
Police are investigating the
burglary of a home in the 900 block of
Sylvan which occurred Monday bet-
ween 12:50 and 4:30 p.m. The burglar
gained entry by cutting a screen and
stole jewelry, a calculator, and
prescription drugs, police said.
-Laura Bischoff

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