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'U' fails to reach
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Michigan Union Board of Directors
Petitions are available at 2204 Michigan Union, 8:30-4:30, M-F
Petitions must be filed by March 8th
It's hard to strike a balance While Pippert was quick to: discouraging to break your ass
with the moral side of a story. point out where journalism is all day and then wake up in the
S. . .The press needs to really lacking, he found it difficult to morning and read the Post and
reveal who the candidate is and express exactly what reporters find another fantastic story."
what the candidate is really can do to amend their short- As disappointing as covering
like." comings. Watergate for UPI may have
The middle-aged reporter, who j been, Pippert says he never
is taking courses at the Univer- HE STATED that bringing out misrepresented himself as a re-
sity in political theory and the moral side of a story is easy porter. However, he has dis-
ethics, said he was dissatisified if the subject is a moral per- covered that pretending you
with the press's coverage of the son, "like George McGovern." know more than you really do
presidential campaign and the But he admits the problem is helps. "That's just skillful ques-
general scene in Washington. aggravated when dealing with tioning," he commented dryly.
"Reporting just the baloney personalities like former Presi- PIPPERT HAS a few sugges-
that the candidates say is not dent Richard Nixon. tions to improve the quality of
enough. . . . Sometimes report- "What Nixon had to say was i reporting coming out of Wash-
ing just the facts is fallacious,' morally bankrupt," he declared. ington. "The decisions that are
he commented. "I don't think Pippert added that although ex- I made in Washington are made
we (the press) captured the planation of the moral side of by faceless bureaucrats - not
arrogance in the White House a story is sometimes difficult, just in Congress," he said. "The
during Watergate.... We don't it can be done. "I think that it press should pour its resources
really put public officials under is the press's responsibility to into covering thesebodies."
the X-ray we should." reveal and expose . . . and it! The veteran reporter summed
can be done objectively." he up the watchwords of his pro-
PIPPERT explained the rea- said. ' fessions in two words. "Curi-I
sons for the failings of the Pippert, who is here on a Na- I ousity and persistence," he said.
media. "I think a lot of report- tional Endowment for the Hu- "If you're not curious about
ers feel uncomfortable or in- manities fellowship, expressed what makes things go, then
competent in dealing with the discouragement with his part in you're in the wrong business."
moral aspects of public issues," covering Watergate. "It's really SESAME ON ICE
--*- tough for a wire service report-
er to compete," he said. "Most, CHICAGO (A) - The Chicago
of the leaks in Washington go Black Hawks of the National
to the big dailies. . . . I'm not I Hockey League lost a tough ex-
sure why but it seems the peo- hibition game recently at Chi-
ple leaking the information want 1 cago Stadium-to the Sesame
to reach a New York Times or ' Street sliders.
Washington Post audience. Big Bird, Ernie, Bert Grover
and Cookie oMnster, all fea-
" BY THE time I started cov-I tured in this year's Ice Follies,
rinaAnaat itle nh I (hn11Pl dr the Black Hawks and
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in the report may be inaccur- than non-minority males.
ate. "The projections made in LSA HAS outlined programs
1972 involved some guesses to improve recruiting and hir-
about how many minority can- ing efforts among minorities.
didates we could find," she Frye has held conferences with
said. the heads of most departments
"Over the years more and on the issue "just to let them
more blacks got Ph.D's, but no know it's' important to the
one could estimate then how Dean" says Mueller.
many would be interested in j The College haa also allotted
coming here." She cited, as an special travel money for minor-
example, the Classical Studies ity and women candidates, up-
department, which set a hiring dated assessments of minority
goal of one black instructor candidate availability, and tried
when there were only two black to increase flexibility with re-
Ph.D's in the field in the whole gard to rank of appointment.
country. d Mueller stated that one road-
Mueller concluded that the block to hiring qualified minor-
goals set were "not based on ity professors was a fierce com-
any solid situation" and that petition between major univer-
they, should not be used as anI sities for the. available Ph.D's.
absolute forecast of the umber' When a position opened up in
of minorities persons to be hir- Economics last year, she said,
d the University offered it to a
IN ACTUAL HIRING for in- highly qualified black Ph.D.
structional positions, LSA ex- Unfortunately, so did Harvard,
ceeded its goals for non-minor- Yale, and the University of
ity men and women but fell California.
drastically short of its minority "A LOT OF people just want
goals. Of 36 instructional posi- to live on the east or west
tions which were filled in 1974- coast, or want the prestige as-
75, 27 were filled by non-minor- sociated with Harvard or
ity men, eight by non-minority Yale" Mueller said. She added
women, and only one by a mi- that competition for qualified
nority male. blacks will decrease as more of
The percentage of minority them enter the educational la-
candidates who received inter- bor market.
views, however, was better than "I predict we'll come closer
1972-73, when only one of every to meeting our goals in 1976-77"
28 candidates was interviewed she said. "We're already bend-
for a position. The new report ing over backwards to find
also indicated that minority blacks."
candidates were interviewed on- The 300-page report, submit-
ly half as frequently as non-, ted to the Department of Health
minority candidates. Education and Welfare in Octo-
Continuing a trend which ran her, covers the second year of
throughout the renort, non-mi- the three-year Affirmative Ac-
nority women made significant tion program. A third report
gains on the instructional staff. will be issued later for the year
They were also somewhat more ! 1975-76.
Ford pushes new
(Continued from Page 1) 1 Council to review proposed con-
a special $5 million contribu- tracts so the need for new li-
tion to strengthen the safe- quefied gas supplies would be
guards programme of the In- balanced with the need to
ternational Atomic Energy Ag- avoid excessive dependence on
ency. overseas supplies.
THE PRESIDENT said that
development of nrauatl gasetao The President told Congress
development of natural gastsup- that his energy plans were cri-
plies in Alaska must be under- tical because the Arab oil em-
taken to balance imports of li- bargo of 1973 proved thot the
quefied natural gas, which were United States was excessively
expected to grow in the next dependent on others for its oil
few years. supply.
Ford announced he had di-
rected his Energy Resources: FORD ALSO noted that Con-
-- o ---gress has yet to act on such
energy measures as:
'rngWtergateit was marcn
'73 (eight months after the.
break-in at Democratic National'
Headquarters). T h i n g s were+
really starting to bubble. . . .
It was hard to break into the1
story," said the journalist.
"They (Washington Post report-
ers Bob Woodward and Carl,+
Berstein) were good and theyt
cna engeu ne ~UMAA
squeezed by with a 3-2 victory.
The scenario for the contest
called for the Sesame Streeters
to insure their lead by having
the Cookie Monster eat the
puck. The segment will be'
shown later on one of the Chil-
dren's Television Workshop reg-
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