Thursday, September 6, 1973
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, September 6, 1973 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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erate. You have to know that,'"
Presently undisturbed by the
"sometimes unpleasant" admin-
istrative emergencies of the six-
ties, Fleming has time to reflect
on general directions of the Uni-
versity. His turn of mind is
patently academic-moral, delib-.
crate and always reasonable.
Concerned about the issues
raised by the Watergate case and
such recent exposes as David
Halberstam's "The Best and the
Brightest," Fleming says oneof
. the problems he devotes most
thought to is the American edu-
cational system's apparent fail-
ure to instil moral convictions.
"What is wrong with our soci-
ety that people don't seem to
have the kind of values you'd like
them to have? We'd like to think
we stress honesty, yirtue, integ-
rity, but we see over and over
again people doing things that
are very disturbing."
Fleming admits "Having said
we're unsuccessful, I don't know
what we should do to be success-
On a more specific level, the
President seems eminently satis-
fied with the University's present
situation. While the black enroll-
ment level of 10 per cent pledged
for this year during the BAM
strike has not been met, Fleming
calls the 8.> per cent figure ex-
pected this lfall adequate. He ex-
plains the University has to walk
a line between advocates of high-
er black- admissions and critics
who blame the administration for
admittin Ulmi ied minority
"'My own impression is that
the University has well and faith-
fully attempted to meet our com-
mitment," Fleming claims.
He also expresses satisfaction
with the progress toward Depart-
ment of Health, Education and
Felfare (IEW) standards for
equal employment of minorities
and women by the University,
"You've got a reduced job
market to deal with at the start,
and on the other hand you won't
'find many minorities or women
qualified in some areas."
Fleming says salary equity has
not proved .to be a problem for
minority employes, but a number
of women have been shown to be
receiving discriminatory low
wages. "We've been whacking
away at that, trying to solve it,"
lFleming says, "But we can only
process those as we become
aware of them."
As for the present financial
squeeze, the President says pop-
ulation statistics and other eco-
nomic factors indicate it will
continue at least into the 1990's
for all universities. But while na-
tional university enrollment is
expected to drop dramatically,
Fleming says, "We think if we
maintain the prestige of the Uni-
versity there will always be large
numbers of applicants."
Since President Fleming will
not be in town to present his us-<
ual address to the freshpersons
this year, he will not be able to
provide them with his advice on
a successful University sojourn,
"the same advice I always give
my own kids."
First, he says, "the hardest
task for a student coming to the
University is self-discipline."
Second, "Most parents are pay-
ing a considerable amount of
money to send their child to the
University. They deserve to have
their young man or woman think
about making constructive use
of this time."
And last, "While I like to see
students do well, I don't think
they should make grades the end
all and be all of their existence."
They should also "get into out-
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