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Page 4 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, Augxt415, 1986
'U unlikelyto
test studentst
for drug use ,
By RICHARD KANG life, opposes the Duke plan. "One of
University officials doubt that the reasons an athlete gets a scholar-
mandatory drug testing for all studen- ship is because of physical well-
ts will ever be considered on this being," she said. "The reason a
campus. student gets a scholarship is
At Duke University, however, ad- academics. Those receiving
ministrators may extend drug testing academic scholarships are monitored
to students not involved in athletics. for their grades. With the athletes, it's
Duke began requiring drug tests for the same thing. They have to main-
its athletes in 1983. tain their bodies; part of that is to $
ACCORDING to the Duke student keep the body drug-free."
newspaper, the Chronicle, athletic University of Michigan officials,'
director Tom Butters feels the testing also oppose such a plan, fearing it
is "fair and could offer non-athletes would violate civil rights. "I don't
significant opportunities to overcome know if we're close to making that f"
drug abuse." decision right now," said Caesar
Currently, Duke guarantees free Briefer, director of University Health
professional treatment only for Services, "It could be interpreted asa Daily Photo by CHRIS TWIGG
athletes who voluntarily contact the violation of people's civil rights." Eating
athletic department. Thelma Oyer, student services
But players who do not voluntarily assistant for the School of Public Diners at Brandy's Outdoor Cafe on Main Street take their meals to the streets.
seek help and fail the drug test will be Health, added that, "At this point, I
kicked off their team. The University can't see the University getting into
of Michigan's sports drug testing something like that because I don't
program includes random tests for think that they have enough evidence
football and basketball players. of a drug problem on campus to even
ACCORDING to the Chronicle, think that a policy like that would By MARY CHRIS JAKLEVIC of Education. byist in Washington, said he feels th
Susanne Wasiolek, dean for student help." The U.S. Department of Education Representative Clay Shaw (R- provision has a strong chance
The Duke plan, if implemented, may require universities to provide Florida) proposed the amendment af- passing. "It's one of those thin
would be the latest in a recent trend drug prevention programs for studen- ter recent anti-drug efforts by the which (a legislator) won't vote agai
SHORT OR LONG against student drug use. ts before receiving department fun- Reagan administration received st - it would look like a vote for dru
Hairs lesfor United States Secretary of ding. favorable responses. abuse,"he said.
H Education William Bennett recently But the extent of such prevention ef- Education Secretary William Ben- Butts . said University a
Men nd Women urged the nation's universities to forts has not been decided, and nett recently encouraged universities ministrators have not discussed th
DACOLA STYLISTS crack-down on drug use on campus. University officials cannot yet deter- to crack down on drug abuse by proposal, but speculated that som
Liberty off State . .668-9329 also said it would refuse funds to current programs would satisfy the TO TAKE EFFECT, the provision the federal government's bounds.
universities that do not provide government. would have to be accepted by both the "THE ISSUE of federal rules ma
Maple Village ....761-2733 adequate drug abuse prevention A MEASURE requiring the preven- Senate and the President. The Depar- dating that the University have th
programs. tion programs easily passed the tment of Education would then program of that, will be some co
House of Representatives two weeks determine guidelines for the type and cern," Butts said.
ago, as an amendment to the House's extent of programs it would require. Last year the University receive
appropriation bill for the Department Thomas Butts, the University's lob- more than $12 million from th
Department of Education for fina
::: SE SONAL cial aid and research.
":SEASONAL ii- Dr. Caesar Briefer, director
SALE University Health Service, said t
ambiguity of the propose
313)6632202 requirement makes it difficult
determine its potential effect on t
205 N. Main, 48104 University.
WENDY STRONG, chief of staff
G AU N Rep. Shaw, said Shaw intentional
G r AT LAKES PU T 0N left the measure in vague terms, be
ause he lacks the expertise to dete
CONVERI5LE ED COUCH mine appropriate drug preventi
ienisl fl-w. .- $209 programs. Shaw "thinks the id
devices - should be out there. . .Schools ne
I3! ') Xto get more involved with the lives
q, y4students," Strong said.
-!Briefer said, "If adequa
" 1' programs meant that no one indulg
- .' in any illegal substances, then t
University could never (meet) t
$t requirement."
hit10til 9d2 tuen Briefer added that illegal drugs at
OpenM nBEDROLLS not the only villain on college ca
Sunday Noon to 5 pm SEPT puses. "Despite all of the concer
_ SINGLE......... 79 - about 'crack' and heroin, most peop
SUPERSINGLE.. 9would agree that alcohol is still
" C" "DOUBLE..........!most widely abused drug," Brief
- said.
"HANDMADE" x Briefer said he does not know of a
major drug prevention efforts
acampus,

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