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Tenure not a pressing issue on other campuses

Fourth in a five-part series
While the subject of tenure continues
to generate controversy at the Univer-
sity, it appears that few students,
faculty members and administrators at
other institutions around the country
see tenure as a controversial issue.
Many reasons have been suggested
for the lack of controversy, but most of
those interviewed agree that the
decline of student activism is partially
to blame.
"THERE'S LESS student interest
now than there.was five to ten years
ago," said Jordan Kurland, the
assistant general secretary of the
American Association of University
Professors (AAUP).
Others maintain simply that those in
academic communities around the

country are content with the present
tenure system.
"They're satisfied with the
procedures, but I don't know if they're
happy with the results," said Eric Hut-
chinson, secretary to the faculty
assembly at Stanford University. Hut-
chinson, like many others, claimed that
the vast majority of those dissatisfied
by present tenure policies are those
who say they have suffered from them.
country, both public and private, seem
to have very similar procedures for
granting tenure. Assistant or associate
professors work through a probation
period - usually six or seven years -
before they become eligible for tenure.
In the final year of these periods a
faculty member asking for tenure will
be reviewed on several levels.

Colleagues consider the professor's
merits in teaching, research, and ser-
vice to the college and community.
In most cases faculty members
within the specific department are the

the top of the school's hierarchy with
each level.
In most cases, the president or the
trustees of the school have the final say
in tenure matters. But most involved in

S~~o 4~

tly by various departments. A depar-
tment such as chemistry, for instance,
might emphasize research as more
significant in its program and likewise
in its faculty tenure decisions.
Several sourceds say these depar-
tmental differences are at the root of
most tenure disputes.
AAUP Assistant General Secretary
Kurland said this department in-
dividuality "is where the controversy
often develops. They (professors asking
tenure) often say they should've known
at the beginning about department idio-
syncrasies," and are denied tenure
because of their weakness in the em-
phasized category.
Some schools, like Indiana Univer-
sity-Purdue University at Indianapolis
( IUPUI), have avoided that problem.
"Our requirements are that the

faculty member must be excellent in
one category and satisfactory in the
other two," said IUPUI Vice-President
for Academic Affairs Edward Moore.
The administrator added that each
faculty member may specify the
category that he or she thinks is his or
her strongest.
"I've worked at seven or eight
colleges and I've never heard of any
two that do it the same way," Moore
Another difference noticeable among
universities across the country is the
level of student participation in their
tenure processes. While students
haven't shown the kind of vocal'support
for the issue as they have to other co'n-
troversies, a stronger student voice is
urged on many campuses.
See TENURE. Page 10

first to examine the professor's record.
After this, school and college-wide
committees also examine the
professor's qualifications, with the sub-
sequent recommendations moving to

the process see the department and
school-wide recommendations as the
most important.
Three criteria upon which professors
are judged are often weighed differen-

THE SALT 430 e ~v t bgnatSee Toda For details
See editorial page
Augel Y 'ars of EdLitirial Frecdonmn
VolLXXXX, No. 71 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, December 1, 1979 Ten Cents Ten Pbges

Eg pt offers satictuary
CAIRO, Egypt (AP)-President
Anwar Sadat yesterday renewed his of-
fer of sanctuary to the deposed Shah off
Iran. Egyptian officials said he made
the offer for humanitarian reasons and
did not anticipate opposition from
Egypt's Moslem majority or retaliation
by Iran's revolutionary regime.
Sadat was quick to reiterate his offer
to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi after
the Mexican government said late
Thursday it would not let the shah
return there because of turmoil in the
Moslem world.
"OUR POSITION remains as it was,"
Sadat said after attending noon prayers
on the Moslem sabbath. "We are ready
See SADAT, Page 5

Will boy'ott U.N. debafte
From AP and UPI
TEHRAN, Iran - Foreign Minister
Sadeq Qotbzadeh, declaring "there is
no hope for negotiation at this stage,"
announced yesterday Iran would
boycott the U.N. Security Council
session on the U.S.-Iran crisis.
Qotbzadeh also announced U.S. Chief
of Mission and Charge d'Affaires Brucep
Laingen and two other Americans held
in the Foreign Ministry were now "free
to leave" because they were less "im-
portant" than the 50 American hostages
seized by Moslem militants occupying
the U.S. Embassy.
HOWEVER, IT was uncertain
whether the three would leave soon
because Qotbzadeh said Iran could not
See IRAN, Page 5

Hints of force
From AP, UPI, and Reuter
The Carter administration intensified
its pressure on Iran yesterday, warning
the Ayatollah Khomeini that his coun-
try could be the big loser in the ongoing
confrontation over 50 American
hostages still being held in the
American embassy in Tehran.
Administration officials mixed stern
words with quieter diplomatic
initiatives, continuing to press for a
unanimous United Nations Security
Council resolution during its debate
today, calling for the release of all the
hostages, even though Tehran said
yesterday it will boycott, the U.N.
See U.S., Page 2

Th e Shal,
... wants out of U.S.

The4 vatolat
... rejects U.N. debate

The President
keeping up the pressure

Reported 'U' library
thefts up threefold

University Department of Safety
records show there has been a substan-
tial increase in the number of reported
minor thefts from the Graduate
(Harlan Hatcher) Library this term
compared to Fall term, 1978. Un-
dergraduate Library (UGLI) officials
also say there has been a recent rise in
the number of reported minor petty
larcenies there, as well.
Safety Director Walter said yester-
day 73 thefts have been reported from
the Graduate Library betweenSeptem-
ber 1 and November 29, 1979, compared
to 21 during the same period last year.
"WE HAVE A serious problem over
there," Stevens commented. But he ad-
ded, "this is just a trendy thing-'

Safety Assistant Director Leo
Heatley said his department has
received 37 reports from the Graduate
Library in November alone. "We've
noticed a real surge. It's unbelievable,"
Heatley commented. "We're receiving
at least one (report) a day." He said the
problem really began when school
According to Heatley, most , o the
thefts in the Graduate Library are oc-
curring on the third through fifth floors
where students are leaving their books
in open carrels, then either going to get
books or to the bathroom later. When
they return, perhaps only a few minutes
later, they find something is missing.
He said wallets are the main item
See GRADUATE, Page 10

Daily Photo by DAVID HARRIS

Undergraduate Library (UGLI) officials believe the petty larceny problem
there is serious enough to put warning signs up throughout the building.
This one is at the library's main entrance.

U.S. may lift Rhodesian trade sanctions

... And the1
political fc
From AP. UPI and Reuter
WASHINGTON - The Iranian crisis
may be restricting President Carter's
campaign travels, but don't assume it
is losing him votes.
The White House announced yester-
News Analysis
day that thecrisis has forcedthe
president to cancel a four-day cam-
paign trip following his planned an-
nouncement next Tuesday that he will
seek re-election.
MR. CARTER intended to address
fund-raising dinners in New York,
Chicago, Atlanta and Houston and to
visit other cities between November 5
and 8.
He will attend a fund-raising dinner
in Washington on Tuesday, but because
of the situation in Iran, he does not in-
tend to leave the Washington area, Car-
ter's spokesman said.
But it is a basicdrule of thumb in
national politics that, up to a point, a
crisis is always good for a president.
THIS IS especially true when the
crisis involves a foreign power at-
tacking U.S. interests, as the Ayatollah
Ruhollah Khomeini and his fanatic
followers have been doing for a month.
There is a great danger in all this for
Carter, however. The Iran crisis, like
all crises, must eventually end.
You can be sure the president's
political opponents will no longer be
silent then. Eventually, voters must
decide whether the man they turned to
delivered the leadership they expected.
SUCH CRISES stir patriotic
emotions. Citizens tend to put aside
other considerations - their heating
bills, for example - and unite against
the common enemy.
And they turn for leadership to the
only person in a position to exercise it in
such a time, the president, whoever he
Thus Carter, who is scheduled to of-
ficially announce his re-election cam-

paign Tuesday, stands to benefit
greatly from the Iran crisis.
FIRST, IT allows him to appear
"presidential," above the grubby
business of politics.
Second, it allows him to hog-tie his
opponents, both Republicans and
Democrats. Carter can paint any
criticism of his leadership as an
irresponsible threat to the well-being of
the hostages.
Here's the way the president played it
at his nationally broadcast news con-
ference last week.
"I WILL HAVE to continue to restrict
my own political activities and call on
those who might be opposing me in the
future for president to support my
position as president and to provide
unity for our country and for our nation
in the eyes of those who might be
looking for some sign of weakness or
division in order to perpetuate their
abuse of the hostages."
Translation: I'm not being political.
Don't criticize me or you may hurt the
And it was no accident that Carter
held that news conference during prime
evening time, and in the stately East
Room of the White House rather than in
the workaday auditorium he usually
uses. He aimed for the biggest possible
audience, and the most "presidential"
Earlier, Republican presidential con-
tender John Connally griped that Car-
ter was unfairly asking candidates not
to make inflamatory statements while
himself denouncing the Iranians. It was
in a way a tribute to Carter's political
In other political developments
yesterday, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-
N.Y.), endorsed the president for re-
election. Rangel, who represents New
York's Harlem district, brought along
25 state and local Democratic leaders,
most of them black. Rangel picked up
on a theme Mondale used recently in
New York - "Can the nation afford a


From Reuters
President Carter intends to lift trade
sanctions against Zimbabwe Rhodesia
promptly after a British governor takes
over in the breakaway British colony, a
State Department official said yester-
Such a settlement is certainly a
possibility, as guerrilla leader Joshua
Nkomo yesterday predicted there
would be overall agreement at the Lon-
don peace talks within a week.
He told Reuters there were still two
outstanding issues - the make-up of a
Commonwealth peacekeeping force
and the position of the opposing armies
during a ceasefire.
"But these should not take very long:
another four or five days and we will be
through," Nkomo said.
MEANWHILE, South African Prime
Minister Pieter Botha said yesterday
that South Africa was protecting its
lines of communication inside neigh-
boring Zimbabwe Rhodesia.
In one of the strongest indications yet

that South African troops were
operating inside Zimbabwe Rhodesia,
Botha said: "We trust that with the ex-
pected normalization in the near future
of the situation, we will be relieved of
this responsibility."
Botha told an air force retirement
ceremony in Pretoria it was important
that South Africa's trade routes to Zim-
babwe Rhodesia and states further nor-
th should be protected.
"For this reason South Africa, after
consultation with the government of
Zimbabwe Rhodesia, has for some time
now been looking to the protection of
our interests as well as our vital lines of
communication such as the rail link to
Biet Bridge and the railway links
through it," he said.
South Africa never officially has con-
firmed it has troops inside Zimbabwe
Rhodesia, but Pretoria has given the
territory economic support.
WITH THE peace conference ending
its 12th week, the guerrillas have been

asked by British Foreign Secretary
Lord Carrington to agree at least in
principle to a ceasefire plan, with out-
standing issues to be discussed later.
But Nkomo, who heads the Patriotic
Front guerrilla alliance with Robert
Mugabe, indicated that Lord
Carrington, the conference chairman,
might not get the answer he wants.
He said Lord Carrington wanted "his
own little agreement" before the final
technicalities of the ceasefire were
handed over to military leaders.
Nkomo said "That is an absolutely
nonsensical way of doing things."
RICH ARD MOOSE, assistant
Secretary of State for African Affairs
told the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee of Carter's intention to lift
the trade sanctions. The committee is
trying to head off a move in Congress to
compel the president to lift sanctions
Moose's pledge appeared to go fur-
See SANCTIONS, Page 10

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Go Blue Michigan garb at Fleetwood Mac's concert in
Crisler Arena.
Volunteers needed
Winter presents more problems for some than for
others, and the Disabled Student Services office is looking
for volunteers to help handicapped students. Fifteen or 20
people are needed to push wheelchairs and shovel walks,
and others are needed to help type during the rush to beat
term paper deadlines. Jim Kubaiko of the Disabled Studen-
ts office said this is a new idea, and that recently several
students have contacted him for help. Those interested in
helping should contact Kubaiko in 2211 Michigan Union. [
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immediate results of the surplus will be payment of some
post office bonds and no increase in postal rates at least un-
til 1981. Schneeberger said the Postal Service is an-
ticipating a one-half billion dollar debt next fiscal year. "In-
flation has been our enemy," he said. "Schneeberger urged
customers to mail Christmas letters early and by the 15th if
possible. H
Holding out for the cause
There's more to Galens Tag Day than red ponchos and'
metal buckets. The 50 medical students shivering on street
corners all over the city are collecting hundreds of dollars
for a multitude of projects to aid and cheers local sick

reporter being approached by former patients of Mott
Children's Hospital who wanted to express their ap-
preciation for the efforts of the Galens crew. But, however
rewarding the volunteers find their fund-raising venture,
they admitted that after 16 hours in the cold yesterday, the
prospect of eight more today sounded a little less appealing.
"It takes at least three pairs of socks," Moore said. Unfor-
tunately, he only had two for his chilly stint yesterday.
Moore, and the other volunteers hopefully better protected
against the cold, will wind up their collection from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. today.
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