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reported in the Lansing State Journal
that he had a good relationship with the
Texas legislature. But reports also
described him as an inaccessible
president who "leads through a good
old boy's network."
It was also reported that affirmative
action and the minority attrition rate
were major problems at Texas Tech
which Mackey failed to solve.
However, USF students and faculty
were reportedly dissatisfied with
Mackey during his 1971-76 tenure as
president, particularly because of a
poor affirmative action record.
ACCORDING TO Tampa-area news
clippings and sources at USF,
Mackey's stay was marked by student
unrest and campus turbulence.
Mackey was responsible for changing
the campus progressive rock station's
format to classical and jazz, according
to reports. He also allegedly wanted to
remove the student newspaper from
campus because he was concerned ab-
out being liable for its editorial content.
According to Florida law, the president
of a state university is considered the
student newspaper's publisher.
The radio station programming
THE UL TI
Sturdy web handles
change and the student newspaper
issue prompted the greatest amount of
student criticism of Mackey, said USF
FACULTY MEMBERS frequently
took "no confidence" votes in Mackey,
according to a USF source who asked to
remain unidentified. After Mackey took
the presidential post at USF, he fired
and reshuffled college deans, and
allegedly replaced veteran academians
with his own loyal supporters.
Mackey also apparently felt USF of-
fered courses which overlapped those
listed in community colleges. He
reorganized the USF academic
program, and divided the liberal arts
college into four separate sections. The
source said Mackey preferred to em-
phasize research and graduate
He was nicknamed "Mackey the
knife" soon after he arrived in Tampa,
according to the USF source. Students
also formed a "Dump Mackey"
organization, the source said.
ACCORDING TO one source, Mackey
was more of a business manager than
an educator, and tried to impose a cor-
porate model on an'educational in-
According to several accounts,
Mackey was either loved or loathed by
the people with whom he worked.
USF Vice-President for University
Relations Joe Busta praised Mackey
for his accomplishments and
dedication while at USF.
"HE WAS TRULY an outstanding
president," Busta said yesterday. "He
had a great record of success, and
helped give the university the direction
that a young, growing institution
needs.' Mackey was the university's
Busta cited the expansion of two
more USF campuses and many
building projects as examples of
Mackey's dedication to USF. He also
said Mackey worked well with the
legislature, and the USF medical school
was accredited more quickly than any
other medical school in the nation.
The years when Mackey reigned as
president were "very good" according
to Busta, who said campus turmoil in
the early 1970s made Mackey's job dif-
ONE USF INCIDENT drew much at-
tention. In 1974 Equal Opportunity
specialist Phyllis Hamm was made
manager of insurance after she found
instances of sex discrimination at USF
which prompted a state investigation.
According to Hamm, Mackey told her
she was transferred because the
university was upgrading the job, and
could not keep her on because she did
not have a bachelor's degree.
The incident inspired many student,
faculty, and staff protests. Hamm said
yesterday discriminatory conditions
are about the same at the university
now. She filed a suit in federal district
court against the university, which is
Another complaint was filed against
the university through the Department
of Health, Education, and Welfare in
the same year by a dismissed Afro-
American studies professor, Edward
McDonald, who charged Mackey with
A SOURCE at Texas Tech said there
is currently no real effort being made to
recruit minority students, or to provide
jobs and equal benefits to women and
minorities at the university. The source
attributed these conditions partly to the
"very conservative" area of the coun-
try. The source also said the "club-like
system" by which Mackey runs the
university "does not lend itself to af-
FAA SAYS PLANES MIGHT HAVE DESIGN DEFECTS:
All U.S. DC-10 jetliners grounded
(Continued from Pa.eIy) He said FAA investigators are con-
public. It was a very weighty, costly corned about the "failsafe quality" of
London for a meeting with British decision. I did not make it lightly, but the aft bulkhead mounting, one of the
aviation officials. He flew back to my concern is safety and I don't think I
Washington immediately. could've taken any other course" points where the engine attaches to the
"Our team turned up a possible design The new grounding came in the form wing.e said there might be a design
problem in the aft rear bulkhead of the of an emergency suspension of the DC- deficiency mht sin y A Ad n-
DC-10 engine mounting," he said. "I los design certificate, which is required such deficiency might slip by FAA in
had no choice but to ground them. before the FAA certifies that an air- spection, Bond replied, "If our
"THE CONSEQUENCES of this craft model is airworthy. Bond said suspicions are correct, it got through
decision are very grave," Bond said. that while the order covered the design the process somehow. That's what.
"It will affect every carrier flying DC- of the entire plane, "Were concerned FAA SPOKESMAN Dennis Feldman
10s, the manufacturer and the traveling with the engie pylon assembly only." said that when a manufacturer builds a
new-model plane, it must conform to
specifications, design, materials,
testing and other criteria set by the
MATETRA EL ACKFAA before i can market the aircraft.
AT E TR AVEL PA CK FHe said the agency had approved cer-
tification of the DC-10 based on data
submitted by McDonnell Douglas
stating that the company had complied
Versatility and comfort make WILDERNESS with the criteria.
Y "We accepted their reports," he said.
EXPERIENCE'S 747 TRAVEL PACK a most desir- "We don't know now whether the
able traveling companion. Within seconds, the originaldatawas.proper."
IN LONG BEACH, Calif., McDonnell
747 will convert from an attractive piece of Douglas called the latest FAA action
Cordura luggage to an internal frame pack. "extreme and unwarranted."
Spokesman Ray Towne said, "We are
A GREAT PACK TO TRAVEL EUROPE. exploring every legal angle, including
the possibility of going to court."
"McDonnell Douglas reaffirms its
faith in the integrity of the DC-10
design," the plane maker said in a
Hidden zippered pocket statement. "The company is making
every effort to assure a prompt return
Fold-a-way padded to service of the DC-10 and will take
shoulder straps whatever steps are necessary to ac-
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