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The Michigan Daily-Friday, June 12, 1987-Page
Resident doctors continue contract talks
By CATHY SHAP "There is potential for errors resident. uncertainty to decide the issue has negotiations."
Bytan Ca co n b under such circumstances," said But John Turk, a hospital led to speculation that the Univ- Dr. Mark Rubenstein, a resident
Negotiations are contyuing bet- Baugh, who is concerned that the administration spokesperson, said ersity's Board of Regents are in- and member of the ten member
wee the 685 University hospital large amount of hours could affect the resident doctors are using the volved in the outcome of the
resident doctors and the hospital ad- patient safety as well a doctor's argument that long hours affect bargaining sessions. board of directors for HOA said,
ministration to renew a contract emotional state. patient care as a "bargaining tactic." HOA also sent letters to the "The requests we are making are
that expired in February. RESIDENT doctors provide He did not know the number of regents with information about rational, common-sense appeals.
Resident doctors work an average most of the direct care to hospital hours resident doctors work. their requests - in hope of Residents receive no sick leave, you
of 85 hours per week - some as patients. Some doctors, however, Hospital administrators refused support. would think this would be a
many as 140 hours - and many believe it is traditional to work to comment on the negotiations, But Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann concern in a hospital."
work for six months without a day long hours during the training but HOA members believe that the Arbor), said, "I don't know if I Rubenstein also said occas-
off, said President of the House years. "The long hours are a administrators are not in control of received such a letter and if so I sionally a resident can take some
Officers Association (HOA) and sacrifice for the good training," said the contract talks. would not respond. It is our policy time away if sick but it depends
Resident Doctor Reginald Baugh. Dr. Edward Farrior, a sixth year Baugh said the hospital's not to get involved in labor upon the department.
Bonus to GrouD aims to raise

reinforce
library
finances
By LISA POLLAK
The additional $500,000 added to
the University Library System's
1987-88 collections budget will
enable the eighteen University
libraries "to catch the problem of
the continuing inflation of perio-
dicals before it can make an impact
on the libraries," said Library
System Director Richard Dougher-
ty.
The budget announcement was
made last week by James Duder-
stadt, vice president for academic
affairs and provost, who added that
maintenance of library collections
has always been a high University
priority.
The money is a bonus separate
from the Library System's yearly
inflational increase of about 5
percent, said Dougherty. But the
prices of periodicals, especially the
foreign serials, will increase by
about 20 percent to create a larger
profit margin for the publishers.
Universities nationwide depend
heavily on foreign periodicals -
some spend as much as 75 percent
of their collection budget on serials
- so they can increase prices vir-
tually at will. Library officials are
unsure about how to cover future
increases by the publishers.
Dougherty said 40-50 members
} of the library staff spent several
months compiling lists of titles
that would be cut if collections
funding was not increased. Dough-
erty said the University responded
as soon as it was clear that "the
library faced problems if these
additional funds weren't received."
Edna Laughrey, head of acqui-
sitions for the Graduate Library,
could not say if the budget increase
will relieve the Graduate Library's
financial burdens until the money is
divided among the libraries in late
July.

Hispanic retention

By VICKI BAUER
The College Recruitment
Association of Hispanics held a
University-sponsored symposium
last Friday dedicated to the problem
of recruiting and retaining Hispanic
students in universities throughout
Michigan.
According to Admissions
Officer and CRAH Treasurer
Eduardo Torres, "CRAH's main
goal is to increase recruitment in
college and combat the attrition
rate."
"Very few students at the
University drop out. Those that do,
leave because of financial
problems," Torres said. "If
Michigan wants to retain students,
it must put together some financial
packages."
The 621 Hispanic students
presently enrolled at the University
comprise 2.1 percent of the student
body - a figure Torres would like
to see increased to 5 percent within
the next five years.
Because the University does not
offer any financial aid packages
specifically for Hispanic students,
CRAH intends to raise money

through personal and corporate
donations to create scholarships.
According to Director of
Financial Aid Harvey Grotrian,
financial aid packages are
"ethnically blind. Money is awarded
to students based on how much the
family can afford. Most of our need-
based dollars go to underrepresented
minorities. Their needs are greater,
but we come very close to meeting
them."
President of Socially Active
Latino Student Association
(SALSA) and LSA junior Anne
Martinez agree the greatest problem
of Hispanics lies in retention. "We
have the worst retention rate of all
ethnic groups." Martinez said.
Martinez, an out-of-state student,
fears she may be unable to return to
the University in the fall because of
financial problems. "Until effort is
made to make sure each of those
students graduate, I don't think it's
fair to bring them here if they are
not going to keep them. By being
here, I've got greater expectations
that Inow can't follow," she said.

Hard at work Doily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Dan Bailey, a construction worker, works yesterday on the circle
driveway around the fountain by the Michigan Union. The new circle will
he similar to the old.
Ann Arbor group to take
second trip to Nicaragua

By ELIZABETH ATKINS
Twelve members of Ann Arbor's
Central America Sister City Task
Force will travel to Juigalpa,
Nicaragua next week but without
the official backing of Ann Arbor.
This is the second delegation to
visit Nicaragua.
"It's really exciting that we've
got a second group going, but it's
unfortunate they can't go down
with the official city auspice," said
Kip Eckroad, a member of the first
delegation last November who will
also accompany the second group.
Republican Mayor Gerald Jerni-
gan vetoed a proposal last month
that would have extended the task
force's charter indefinitely. The task
force then went private, using funds
raised by the Michigan Quest for
Peace - an organization which
helped earn over $1.1 million dol-
lars for the task force.
The delegation will first spend
two days in Managua and will visit

with American and Nicaraguan am-
bassadors, according to Jeff Epton
(D-Third Ward), the liaison between
the task force and city council.
Epton said the group should be
relatively safe within the Juigalpan
city limits because contra activity
usually occurs in the villages and
surrounding forest areas.
The task force will help Juigalpa
with some urgent needs like pro-
viding the city with a sewer system
and garbage truck. Three members
of the delegation will drive the
truck to Nicaragua which will also
carry a large container full of
donated materials worth $300,000.
The truck will leave Ann Arbor
after a send-off celebration on Sun-
day.
During his first visit, Eckroad
said he was impressed with his
sense of personal safety. "I'd feel
more comfortable walking around
Managua than Detroit," he said.

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