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i nc rvxa%.r iGAN DAILY

Thursday, September 8 ,+ 1977

irivii~r~iiGAN DAILY Thu rsdoy, September 8, 1977

The Daily: More
than a newspaper

One time a reporter went to
cover a speech, only to discover
that it was being given in Span-
Another time a photographer
went ;to shoot an important as-
signment-but forgot his cam-
.But somehow, in spite of
these little setbacks, we man-
age to publish the Daily six
days a week (five days during
spring and summer terms).
It isn't always easy, though.
There are times when it seems
like the work won't possibly -get
done, but somehow it always
does. And each night, when the
paper is "locked" and put to
bed, we usually feel good, even
if the going has been rough.
Amidst the clatter of wire ma-
chines, the ringing of the tele-
phones and the grumbling of
frustrated reporters upstairs at
420 Maynard Street, a lot of
learning goes on. We pick up lots
of useful journalistic jargon, like
discovering that "spit" is a spe-
cific typeface, not a gesture that
you make behind an unkind edi-
tor's back. We learn that a "pi-
ca" is a width measurement ap-
proximately equal to one-sixth
of an inch, not a tiny rodent
from Latin America.
But the Daily is a lot more

than an educational experi-
ence. It's also a place to meet
interesting people and develop
a lot of close friendships,
friendships often extend out-
side the high - beamed city
And it's a place to gain self-
c o n f i d e nce (sometimes too
much) and develop skills. It's a
place to become better informed
about local and national events,
and become acquainted with the
ins and outs of the University
and the city government.
Forgive us, if we gloat a bit.
But we feel we've got reason to
be proud. The Daily has been
hailed among the top college pa-
pers in the country. This spring,
Daily reporters swept the top
prizes - in the Detroit Press
Club's college writing competi-
tion. And in the past year alone,
we've sent reporters and photo-
graphers on assignment to the
Inauguration, Rose Bowl and
NCAA basketball playoffs, to
name just a few.
And we've done all of this
without any financial assist-
ance from the University. By
supporting , it s e 1 f entirely
through advertising and cir-
culation revenues, the Daily is
able to maintain complete edi-
torial freedom.
But we realize there's always

room for improvement. We're
eager to learn from our mis-
takes. And fortunately, the Daily
provides its staffers with the
best on-the-job journalism train-
ing available.
EVEN IF YOU'RE not a jour-
nalism major or if you're not in-
terested in newspaper work as a
career, the Daily may be just
the place for you, too. You can
-take your pick of news, sports,
business or photo staff. Which-
ever you choose, you'll have the
opportunity to meet a lot of
strange (but nice) people, sip
ten cent cokes and find refuge
from those dull biology and
chemistry books. You'll even
make a little bit of money after
your first term of work.
We'll be holding mass meet
ings for prospective staffers
early in the fall. Check the Daily
for time and location.
We hope our favorite publica-
tion will soon become yours, too.

Daily Photo by ALAN BILINSKY
Members of the Daily business staff strike a more serious

Youmajor in what?

Daily Photo by ALA
No, it's not a Groucho Marx convention. The Daily news staff tries to put a little
often tense, hectic business of putting out a newspaper.

__ _ . i

We're lolling
United State,
how io

CEW fights for 'U' women

Barbara Murphy would tell in-
quisitors that in the latest six
years. the Commission for Wo-
men has made considerable
strides toward 'the equality of
women on campus.
But Murphy, the assistant
chairwoman of the commission,
would quickly qualify her state-
ments: "It's good, but it's not
good enough. '
"WHEN WE think we've dealt
with a problem a'nd reached an
equitable solution, we often find
it comes up again liter under a
different guise," she said, with
an apparent note of frustration.
In her office in the basement
of the Administration Building,
Murphy speaks about the roots
and development of the Commis-
Back in late 1970, she says, a
group of women known as
PROBE charged the University
with sex discrimination. Taking
their complaints to the Depart-
ment of Health, Education and
Welfare (HEW), which withheld
$7 million from the University
until the sex discrimination
charges were solved, PROBE
witnessed the formation of the
Commission for Women on Janu-
ary 7. 1971.
to form the commission because
of Title IX of HEW's Education
Act which calls for equality of
education and services provided
for both sexes in a public insti-
The 16 members of the Com-
mission, appointed by the Uni-
versity president upon the re-
commendation of the Commis-
sion, are students, faculty, pro-
fessional - administrative a n d
clerical persons at the Univer-
sity. Their regular meetings are
open to all interested parties.
One of the initial endeavors of

the commission was a salary
equity program. By research
and analysis, the commission
performed file reviews of all
jobs at the University.
FROM BLATANT discrimina-.
tion at the outset, Murphy now
says, "By and large, men and
women in the same job class are
earning the same salary now."
But the numbers of men and
women are still disproportionate,
especially in the more highly
paid classes, she says.
For instance, fewer than 16
per cent of the tenured profes-
sors at the University are wo-
men. There are no female deans
outside the nursing department.
There are no female vice-presi-
dents, and only a token woman,
Sarah Power, serves on the
Board of Regents.
openings have improved, so wo-
men now know about University
job openings. Murphy says job
openings were pretty much kept
secret from women in earlier
"That's not to say there still
aren't people who prefer not to
hire women," she says.
The commission has also man-
aged to affect University hiring
policies, she says. But the day
has yet to come when "they stop
looking for women because they
have to-I'd like to see a really
open system."
somewhat successfully formula-
ted a maternity policy for preg-
nant women under the employ of
the University. Prior to the for-
mation of the Commission, Uni-
versity faculty anddstaff could
not even take sick days for the
delivery of the child.
Members of the Commission
were quick to establish sex dis-
crimination grievance proce-
dures for faculty and staff wo-
men at the outset.
"It wasn't until 1972 when Ti-
tle IX was passed that it began
to appear that students were co-
vered" by laws forbidding sex
discrimination, Murphy says.
THEN, SHE says, "it wasn't
illegal to discriminate against
women students."

But this group of women may
not function much longer as a
Commission to iron out sex dis-
crimination practices at the Uni-
versity. At the suggestion of
University President Robben
Fleming, the Commission and
the Minority Commission were
subordinated within; the auspices
of the Affirmative Action Office,
despite a study committee re-
commendation to the contrary.
The future of the Commission
for Women would be at the dis-
cretion of the director of the
newly re-organized department.
The Commission itself may
prove to be subject to the same
backpedaling prevalent among
the issues it encompasses.

For those with
knowledge beydnd
three R's, the Un
an incredible num
and even concenti
gree programs ce
the most bizarre
tellectual fulfillme
The math depa
ample, offers a
Fourier Series on
not to mention
chanics, while G
dents can elect e
tion to Social Scie
ogy or Applied C
dents agree that
may seem weird
course catalog r
tually be very i
"It's no trickt
the expected," sa
eron, Chairman o

Clubs: Somehir
Ever harbor a secret wish to be a juggler?
Thought much about magic in King Arthur's
days? Would you like to jump out of an air-
plane? There's a place for people like you-as a
member of one of the dozens of organizations
and clubs on campus.
Persons skilled at juggling, or t h o s e who,
would like to learn how to juggle should keep
an eye out for the Jumbling Bugglers. Bugglers
frequently juggle Saturday mornings on the
Diag, and since the club is very loosely organ-
ized, the best way to become a member is to
simply start juggling out there with them, or to
ask one of them to show you how.
THE TUNNELS and Trolls Club is for people
who care to explore what life would have been
like had magic truly existed in the time of King
Arthur. Through role playing games, members
also examine the effect of present day tech-
nology upon the medieval world. %
The Dragons and Dungeons Club would prob-
ably be appealing to anyone interested in the
Tunnels and Trolls Club. Dragons and Dungeons
seeks to provide a vehicle for simulated me-
dieval combat techniques and, via role playing
games, explore the myths and mythological char-
acters of that time. .
Those with a fondness for parasites will want
to latch onto the Friends of, Parasites Society.
Friends of Parasites seek to promote interest

ARNER Studies department, "but the Cameron also feels unusual
a craving for purpose of education is to pre- classes and majors can do more
the traditional pare you for the unexpected, and than just prepare students for
the best way to do that is to jobs or continued schooling.
niversity offers have as broad an educational "Students are interested in Clas-
nber of classes base as possible." sical Studies because it's fun
tration and de- The Classical Studies depart- and challenging."
rtain to satisfy ment teaches various aspects of FOREIGN LANGUAGE pro-
needs for in- Roman and Greek civilization grams at the University are also
ent. and offers specialized classes tremendously diverse. Students
rtment, for ex- such as Etruscan Art and Arch- can fulfill their language re-
class in the eology in addition to Greek Bu- quirement in such ancient and
ad Applications colic Poets. modern tongues as Marathi,
Celestial Me- ACCORDING TO Cameron, Sanskrit and Serbo-Croatian.
-eography stu- these courses may seem obs- However, if you've already
ither Introduc- cure, but they provide the stu- completed the equivalent of four
nce Epistemol- dent with a varied background years of high school Serbo-Cro-
limatology. which can prove helpful in fu- atian, you can always opt for
ture college or career situations. the Chinese department's Sirolo-
[BERS and stu- He cited a case of one Classi- gical Tools and Methods. If
classes which oal Studies major who was hired that's closed, there's always An-
to the casual as a secretary for a top General alysis of Contemporary Spoken
'eader can ac- Motors executive. It seems the Russian along with scores of
nteresting and employer was looking for some- other classes designed to en-
one who was "interesting" and hance your knowledge of foreign
to prepare for he thought the classical back- language and culture.
tys H. D. Cam- ground would fill that require- "I encourage students to take
f the Classical ment. as many different classes as
possible," said Charles Judge,
LSA Academic Counseling direc-
tor, "and many find side advan-
g tr everyones.
Judge says classes which are
a bit out of the ordinary offer
and understanding of parasites. They recently smaller class size and more per-
sponsored a presentation entitled "Guess Who's sonal attention from professors.
Eating You for Dinner?" DESPITE THE large selection
of intriguing-courses and diverse
INTERESTED IN surrealism? Check out the degree programs, the University
Society for Surrealistic,'Studies. This group is has found it can't please all of
for students interested in the idea and idealism the people all of the time, so it
of surrealism as a way of life. They also want offers what is known as the In-
to appreciate their ability dividual Concentration Program
to encourage students (eieter lt ICP).
to reason and to appreciate life itself. This program allows students
The Mad Hatter's Tea Party sponsors a good to devise their own field of study
deal of fundraising activities for charity. They focusing on specific academic in-
have sponsored art print sales with proceeds go- terests that don't fit into any
ing to the Child Care Action Center and organ- other University program.
ized a candidates night for the last Regents Students graduating through
election. t h e Individual Concentration
For those whose interests-are of a political Program receive either a B.A.
nature, in addition to various student govern- or B.S. and must fulfill the stan-
ments, there is also the Revolutionary Students' dard distribution and foreign
Brigade, The Spartacus Youth League, The language requirements just like
Young Socialists Alliance and the Young Work- The advantage of the pro-
ers Liberation League. gram, according to Liina Wallin,
The athletically inclined might want to inves- LSA academic counselor, "is
tigate the University's skydiving, bicycling, sail- that you are able to study what
ing, square dancing, international folk dancing you want to. You can mold your
and table tennis clubs. education in the way you want it
If these organizations aren't enough to keep to go."y
you busy, there is also the Folklore Society, Arts Pr-ap atekinnser
Chorale, the Stockmarket Club, the Chess Club, Infor-year epic trek in search of
the Japan Club, the Polish Club, and the Naked take the strangest class you can
'Wrench Bike Co-op. If THAT'S not enough, may- think of. You may consider
be you ought to study a little bit more. electing Philosophy 477-Theory
of Knowledge, described in the
J LSA Bulletin as "A philosophi-
cal examination of problems
sifiei sIbiconcerning the nature and pos-
sibility (possibility?) of human
knowledge . ."

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