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Former dean a confidante to 'U'
the world. He enjoys the confidence and is much like Fleming's. "A visitor having been here 44 years is made with
respect of University officials. knows he's had his complete hearing," a knowing tone of understatement.
Everyone from the Regents to the he said. "He's a good listener, and He came to the University in 1936 asa
president consult him on most Univer- smart people - and Harold is - are not full professor of economics. There were
sity issues. always good listeners. Most of the time, 8,000 students at the University then.
Haber, who served as LSA dean from they know the answer before the "It's a great institution with im-
1963-68 in the years of campus turmoil,
said, "I'm one of the few former deans
who publicly admits I liked my job. I
loved every day of it - and the faculty
knew it. The problems were 'I'm one of the few former deans who publicly
challenges 'HELD over 30 different admits I liked my job. I loved every day of it ...'
positions in state and federal agencies. - William Haber,
He has been a member of the Board of
Governors of Hebrew University in LSA dean, 1963-68
Jerusalem since 1968 and a trustee at
Brandeis since 1969._
"We have talent right here - talent
which other people steal occasionally.
We know Harold's assets. Thank good- question is finished." pressive and inspiring colleagues,
ness there are hardly any faults," he where excellence isn't invented for
said of the presidential search and Haber said he was impressed by public relations purposes. We fully
Shapiro's eventual selection. Shapiro's wanting to think and reflect believe in it, and it's here, though not
Haber compared Shapiro's "low key, about his job and consult with necessarily universal.
quiet manner" to that of Fleming's. colleagues before making any
HE RECOUNTED times when he was decisions. "That's a leader, and that in "We are not all superb," Haber says,
ready to "blow up" and after "spending itself provides a basis for real confiden- explaining that the University has to
two to three minutes with him ce." have some faults.
(Fleming) I forgot what I was excited
about." HE HAS ALSO enjoyed his dealings
Haber said Shapiro's ability to listen HABER'S REMARK that "you have with students throughout the years. His
leading student activists in the late
1950s and early 1960s.
"Students are much more
knowledgeable as they come out of
school these days," he says. "They ap-
pear to know what they want to do
before the end of their educations.
"They're a bit more cocky," he says,
making sure it is understood the
statement is not meant to be pejorative.
"They're sure of themselves.
"Haber taught a seminar for fresh-
persons last year as part of an ex-
periment. His topic for the course was
the year 2000.
"What I liked about the seminar was
their perceptiveness," he said. "Unlike
Michigan upperclassmen, who are very
sure of themselves, they weren't. They
were eager to participate and learn. It
was the most demanding teaching ex-
perience I've had.
"It told me a great deal about how
prepared students come to the Univer-
sity. I had them read the New York
Times, and was startled to find a couple
of them already doing it regularly."
Students have not changed much over
the years, and even when the Univer-
sity was in the "most troubled times,"
he says, "even then, I never lost my
confidence and devotion. To me, they
were just as disturbed as their parents
- just as disturbed about tomorrow as
most of us."
sort of a little history to you" after
son, Alan, was one of the University's
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he Senate is toward approval that a SALT III pact should contain At his news conference,
LT II treaty if ratification is deep cuts in armament. proposed an amendment to
increased defense spending Cranston said he expects the Senate which would terminate the p
mitment to arms reduction in to leave its mark on the treaty, adding 31, 1981, unless the United
.5.-Soviet pact. reservations or understandings that do the Soviet Union "effect sign
n, the Senate's assistant not change the text of the pact. substantial reductions in th
ic leader and an advocate of But, he said, he thinks opposition to the of strategic offensive arms,
treaty, said opponents of the treaty is dying. "I think there is no sub- with the requirement for
ve been "unable to finda flaw stantial, significant strength for any tenance of essential
on widespread support." 'killer' amendment at this point and I equivalence."
ifornia senator said his count see no prospect of any developing."
y 12 senators firmly commit- MEANWHILE, Sen. Daniel "If there are to be reducti
e against the treaty with 34 Moynihan (D-N.Y), filed a proposal to III, their attainment must b
emitted to vote for it. It takes amend the treaty that would provide for to SALT II," Moynihan said
ratify the pact. the pact to be terminated at the end of now say to the Soviets -
ID THE Senate is leaning 1981 unless the Soviet Union and the selves - that if there are not
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