'1" Vol. L.XXXIX, No. 53-S
Che Mih an ai Friday July 27, 1979
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents
Regents to name Shapiro
University president today
Econ prof, academics
VP to be new 'U' chief
By JULIE ENGEBRECHT
Harold Shapiro, currently University Vice-President for
Academic Affairs, will be named University president this morn-
ing, many reliable sources indicated yesterday.
A meeting of the University's Board of Regents was scheduled
yesterday for 10 a.m. today. The meeting will be held in the
Regents' Room of the Administration Building.
SOURCES, INCLUDING some ad- - -
ministration officials, those close to meeting. I knew it (the selection of
Shapiro, and other University sources Shapiro) was probable," Waters said.
indicated Shapiro would be the name Waters also said the Board began
announced by the Regents today. Monday night's closed meeting with
The announcement comes 10 months only six candidates left, of which "only
after former University President about four were seriously discussed."
Robben Fleming notified the Regents Waters also disclosed that his vote went
he would leave his post Dec. 31, 1978. to Shapiro.
Shapiro was one of the final two can- "I think he's as good as anyone else
didates discussed by the Regents at for the job," Waters said, specifying the
Inglis House Monday night, according vice-president's "knowledge of the
to Regent James Waters (D- University" as one of the primary
Muskegon). Waters said yesterday that reasons.
he did not know who would be announ- WHILE THERE has been speculation
ced as the new president today, ex- about other University administrators
plaining that he had to leave the being considered for the post, Waters
meeting at midnight. He would not said Shapiro was the only finalist within
name the other finalist, although he the University.
said the candidate is not currently em- "I don't recall anybody else but
ployed by this University. Shapiro (from the University) in the top
"AT THE TIME I left, there were still ten," Waters said.
two people left under consideration. A source close to one of the can-
(The decision) was after I left the See SHAPIRO, Page 13
Photo courtesy of University Information Services
The University Board of Regents is expected today to name University
Vice-President for Academic Affairs Harold Shapiro as the University's
10th permanent president. The Regents have called a special meeting for
Strange fare draws
thousands to Art Fair
By PATRICIA HAGEN parently at least a few of them have
As in past years, bargain hunters and discovered what attracts the thousands
art-lovers can choose from an amazing that converg on Ann Arbor for four
variety of doohickeys and days every July.
thingamabobs to decorate their knick- Yesterday morning it was so busy, 1
knack shelves. A tour of the 1979 Ann couldn t believe it," said Mary Devlin,
Arbor Street art fair - in a wicker a cashier at the sidewalk sale span-
Rickshaw Taxi pulled by a "coolie" in sored by Kiddie Land. "People were
Uym shorts - revealed a clay platypus, ndu.
gy otrs- revled a ndy plypus, As a customer came up to pay for a
a toothbrush holder with feet, and "Ready Gang Doll," Devlin said the
Orange flourescent "Glo-shorts" are sales of-reduced priced goods displayed
only $3.97 at State Discount. Ample on Main Street were "terrific." Donny
quanities in every size from "small" to and Marie dolls and plastic cans of
"extra-large" are available in bushel Slime were also selling well, she ad-
baskets on tables of sale merchandise. ded.
THE STREETS of this "fair" city are BUT WHILE many of the sellers at
lined with displays. Artists are the fairs reported good sales of
exhibiting their works and merchants whatever they were offering, others
are holding sidewalk sales on some of trying to take advantage of the large
the main thoroughfares of the city. Ap- See ART, Page 6