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May 08, 1975 - Image 11

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Thursday, May 8, 1975 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Eleven
Regental rullng sparks controversy
(Contaued from Page 1) panel's charges that University pect that neither Fleming nor continued to stir widely differ- mittee meeting, they asserted
President Robben Fleming, Vice Rhodes seriously considered the ing reactions. their willingness to publicly de-
"g back yesterday avored President for Academic Affairs candidacy of the outside nomi- B o w m a n, conceding that fend their actions.
according to the report, a Fod rank Rhodes, and the zoology nees.' B a wter min't mcondinggr thaet PROF. GEORGE Jones said,
faith effort was not made in her department acted questionably BOTH FLEMING and Rhodes there isn't much disagreemen "The zoology department does
case, She should have the o- did not accord Cobb the full have refused to comment on the p rced wee andled take exception to some of the
portset to sol ay no." op respect due her high position. Cobb report. poorly," rejected the assump- committee findings and plans
portunity to say no. . LSA dean searchship commit- While the Cobb probe drew a tion that Cobb's rejection hing- to make a statement."
Virtually all department chair- tee member history Prof. God- mixed bag of reaction from the ed on the tenure issue. Prof. Nelson Hairston de-
personsegnts Tesday ght frey Uzoigwe yesterday chas- University community, m o s t He said, "It's being used as an clared, "The department comes
to the Regents Tuesday n ght tized the committee for "not faculty members and officials excuse, and the report didn't out better than anyone else.
that supported the new search criticizing the administration commended the recommenda- really get to the heart of the is- We're unanimous and we're not
committee recommendation as enough," and demanded that the tion to "pursue affirmative ac- sue: was she considered in the about to change."
the only acceptable one, Classi- University extend a "public tion more energetically at all same light as the internal male Prof. D'Arms pointed to the
D'Arms told the Daily last apology to Cobb." He also blast- faculty levels in LSA, including candidate (Frye)?" dissenting opinion from affirma-
sidht ed the faculty for "demonstrat- department chairpersons." THE ZOOLOGY department's tive action committee members
He said the letter urged that ing sexist, racist, overtones in The report reveals that "only refusal to grant Cobb tenure ap- engineering Prof. Ralph Loomis
the new search committee "be- reacting to Cobb." about five per cent of full pro- pears to hinge on a tenure re- and associate dean Eva Mueller
gineright away, because LSA is UZOIGWE confirmed the com- fessors in LSA are women or quest letterfrom Rhodes that as an indication that "intell-
bearing the brunt of the dif- mittee's suspicion that Rhodes minority persons and only one the investigative panel calls gent, reasonable people can dis-
ficulty." and Fleming never seriously of more than 50 departments "ambiguous." agree with the report's find-
D'ARMS SAID the only de- considered Cobb's candidacy, and administrative units are ings." He added, "I personally
asserting, "At the last meeting headed by a black chairman Interpreting Rhodes letter don't think the evidence that
partrents excluded from last between the search committee and none by a woman (aside as a request for a decision on zoology cepartment procedures
Thursday s meeting to review and Fleming and Rhodes, there from the Center for Afro-Amer- faculty academic tenure, the were 'manifestly inadequate' is
the report anvld aft the letter was a feeling among committee ican Studies, the Women's Stu- department returned a unani- convincing."
affair. members that the administra- dies Program, and the Center mous rejection of Cobb in 24 WHILE asserting their support
The Regents' move fueled the tion had settled on acting LSA for the Use of Learning Skills)." hours. for the "overall thrust" of the
controversy already whipping dean Billy Frye." BURNS URGED, "We really The Medical School, respond- deanship crisis report Loomis
through LSA in response to the Search committee member feel that the University must ing to what they considered a and Mueller called the tenure
and botany teaching assistant follow the affirmative action "serious, yet hypothetical in- review process charges "unduly
Barry Bowman agreed, "We recommendation and take it to _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
DR. PAUL USLAN thought Frye was almost certain heart."
to be the next dean." Predicting that the Board will The zoology department treated Cobb very
optometrist Waters also asked for stronger "have to be tougher," Waters
Full Contact Lens Service charges against the Administra- said, "We'll have to keep a shabbily and in the worst tradition of academic
Visual Examinations tion from the panel, observing, closer watch on affirmative ac- professionalism. In fact, the University owes
648 Church 663-2476 "They had enough facts to say, tion, particularly at the higher t
'We think' instead of 'We sus- levels." Cobb a public apology.
The department chairperson's -Godfre UzoI we
letter to the Regents expressed
a general agreement with the ___________________________
M ixed Bowling Leagues "ig ri committe s fim- quiry" for tenure, told Rhodes critical of the zoology faculty."
T s d Thursda ative action as a whole has been that Cobb "would easily qualify Exploring the tenure issue fur-
ue ysslow," according to d'Arms. for a tenure level faculty ap- ther the LSA department chair-
SIGN UP NOW HE EMPHASIZED the let- potment in the Me di c a1 erns sge with te
ter's explicit point that "a School." spanel's suggeto that Flem-
M ithig n Uniner o ch n ha e " GANS TOLD the investigative ing's strong support for a policy
IC 90 UNION Lanes number of us as chairmen have panel that he had told Rhodes requiring all deans to have
affrmaved in our acons, t and Fleming that his depart- tenured appointments in the col-
M Pin Bowling All Summer afite n' chrg act the ment could give Cobb an ap lege in which they serve as
zool daneps artm entsat the pointment if they desired. Gans deans should be reconsidered.
OPEN 11 A.M. MON.-SAT., 1 P.M. SUN. zorlwgs for Cobu said he considered that a pos- According to D'Arms the
_____________________________ tenure review process sirCo b legopepaie hiocr
was "manifestly inadequate" sible option. group emphasized their concern
Uzoigwe slammed the zoolo- that both administrative ex-
gy department's shabby treat- perience and scholarly abilities
gydpartment 's hasb teart are equally important in the ap-
mtrdn of aCai thewrst pointment of deans; that the af-
tradition of academic profes- firmative action committee was
sionalism" perhaps in part showing insuf-
While .the members of the ficient appreciaaion of the aca-
z o o 1 o g y department's demic traditions, policies, and
O U T R E A EU executive committee that ren- procedures within the college in
dered the quick decision re- suggestion that perhaps more
served comment until after to- consideration be given to admin-
day's expected executive com- istrative expertise."

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