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Salaries on the way
Faculty salary disclosure deadli,
By ALISON HIRSCHEL
Time is running out for the University
to release name-linked salary infor-
mation to the public, under a new
amendment to the state Freedom of In-
formation Act. Two area newspapers -
the Michigan Daily and the Detroit
Free Press --have asked that the
University provide all available salary
According to state law, which went
into immediate effect when it was
signed by Lt. Gov. James Brickley on
Oct. 26, the University must release
salary information to any individual or
organization who asks for it.
THE UNIVERSITY must respond to
each written request within five
business days, and may extend that
period to ten days if unforeseen cir-
cumstances develop, said Rick Gar-
tner, a lawyer in the Attorney General's
Interim University President Allan
Smith said yesterday that if the Regen-
ts approve the release of name-linked
faculty salary figures, the data will be
ready by early next week.
The Daily hand-delivered its request
on Monday, according to Editor-ins
Chief Susan Warner, while the Free
Press asked for the names and num-
bers last Friday in a letter addressed to
No other organizations have officially
expressed an interest in the infor-
mation, according to staff members in
the office of Richard Kennedy,
secretary to the University.
THE DAILY requested any available
salary information, Warner said. The
Free Press asked specifically for the
name, job title, base salary, race, sex,
and date of hiring of all faculty mem-
bers, according to a Free Press repor-
The University Board of Regents is
scheduled to discuss salary disclosure
at its monthly meeting today. The
Board will have to decide the form in
which the information is to be released'
at that time.
If the University fails to respond to
each request within the five-day period,,
a lawsuit could be brought against the,:
University, Gartner said. "It is Attor-
ney General (Frank) Kelley's policy.
that such matters are best handled by
the courts, and not this office," Gartner
explained. The individual or group
bringing suit would be reimbursed for"
their legal expenses, Gartner added.
If a suit were brought against the-
University, Gartner said he expected
the result would be a court order to
release the information. He said he did
not believe the University would be
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549 East University at the corner of East U. and South U.
school board meets charges,
By MARIANNE EGRI
In its effort to improve racial balance
and increase educational opportunity,
the Ann Arbor School Board decided
Wednesday night that its next step will
be the examination of six alternative
desegregation plans, submitted by a
citizens' advisory group.
Following the November 28 session,
the board will answer questions posed
by the schools' adminsitration that seek
to determine desegregation policy
THE BOARD THEN will ask the ad-
ministration to develop a plan, accor-
ding to School Board President
Kathleen Dannemiller. Further
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strategy, she said, has not yet been
"My idea is that the administration
will write the plan, the Board will
respond to it, and then we will send it
out to the community. Once we have the
community's reaction, the Board will
vote on it," said Dannemiller.
In June 1979, the Michigan Depar-
tment of Education notified the Ann
Arbor School district that six of the
district's 26 elementary schools did not
meet state racial balance guidelines.
This racial imbalance finding prom-
pted the formation of a desegregation
THE STATE'S guidelines specify that
the percentage of a school's enrollment
in any individual racial group cannot be
greater than 15 per cent above or below
the student percentage for that racial
group in the district as a whole.
In yesterday's Daily, Vicky Rowles of.
the People's Action Coalition (PAC) a
candidate for the LSA student gover-
nment executive council, was incorrec-
tly identified as Lucille Rowles.
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Fri., Nov. 16, between 9:30 and 12:30
at the Career Planning & Placement Center
3200 Student Activities Bldg.
Board members discussed various
strategies for developing a plan, and
stressed the importance of attaining in-
creased educational opportunity in the
development of any plan to improve
"We have to set aside the racial per'-
centages, look at the six plans and ask
what we see that looks like a
educational gain," said Board member
THE BOARD ALSO discussed the re-
examination of district boundaries.
School Board Vice President Joseph
Vaughn said the Board should "look as,
the boundaries as a first step."
The Board hired Ecotran, a computer.
transportation firm, toassit it with the
boundary issue, according to. Dan-,
nemiller. It will conduct interviews in
the districts and design census maps.
that will provide the Board with infor-
mation on the type of 'students who
reside in those areas.
Ecotran wil) be ready with this in-
formation by December 10, and will.
write a boundary program as soon as
the Board knows what it wants, accor-
ding to Dannemiller.
STRESING THE need for direction in
developing a plan, Board member JohnR
Powell said the Board should commit
itself to a specific policy before it.
proceeds. "Unless we know where
we're heading, we can deal with all kin
ds of plans and make no headway,".
said Powell. "The Board has to state
what it really believes Mi before they'
develop a plan."
Adding another perspective to the'
discussion of increased educational op- "
portunities, Letty Wickliffe and Frani"
ces Dyan outlined their district-wide
plan to help all students with learning
problems associated with language
skills. They emphasized the need for
citizen involvement in developing a
plan and criticized the narrow scope of4
the emergency King School plan.
WUOM: Conference on Economic Outlook:
"Michigan Outlook for 1980" 9:30 a.m.
Ctr. for S & S E. Asian Studies: Joel Rocamora,
Berkeley, CA, "The Fourth Indochina War and the
Liberation Movements of Southeast Asia," Com-
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Relationship Since Martial Law," 48 Lane Hall, 3
Sociology: Prof. Samual Preston, "Recent Patter- '
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Countries: Are They Pathological?" Rackham
Assembly, 4 p.m.
Guild House: Marg Morrow: "The Right Wing and
the E.R.A." 802 Monroe, noon.
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