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Wednesday, July 30, 1975


Wage Three

Wednesday, July 30, 1975 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three

LSA questions affirmative
By BILL TURQUE or 295 non-minority candidates for the jobs. Professor
Second of three parts Carl Gans, former zoology department chairman, said
Literary College (LSA) reaction to the bleak profile he had "no idea" how the Affirmative Action Office
sketched by the Affirmative Action Progress Report came up with those figures.
breaks down into two schools of thought on the sub- "It was my imnpression that we did interview a mi-
ject: one revealing an only casual familiarity with nority person," recalled Gans, "but this monirity book-
the'document, and the other contending that numbers keeping has always been a great nuisance." Gans
just don't tell the whole story. added that when a woman was appointed to his de-
The report, issued last winter by the Affirmative partment, he was "delighted' to sign the appointment
Action Office, reveals a widespread failure on the papers, but that he would not hire minorities and wo-
part of many LSA departments to meet goals set in men "to compile impressive statistics."
1973 for the hiring of women and minorities for the Political Science Chairman Harold Jacobson, whose
college's instructional staff. Data compiled in the re- department was cited for not meeting 73-74 projections
port also indicates that a disproportionately low num- for either women or minorities, called some of the
ber of minority candidates for instructional positions figures in the report "ambiguous." According to the
are actually receiving job interviews. report the department made nine appointments based
on interviews with only three of 58 minority candidates
THE department of zoology (now the department of and two of 37 non-minority women applicants.
biological sciences), is mentioned in the report as hav- "I THINK it would have been helpful if the report
ing made four instructional appointments in. 1973-74 had more data in it," Jackson said. "Table 16 (a chart
without interviewing any of the 24 minority applicants comparing total appointments with actual interviews

action report
given) does not show how many minority appoint-
ments were actually- made."
However, on page 48, the report notes that eight
minorities were appointed to the LSA instructional
staff in 1973-74. Five of the eight were appointed to
"tenure track" positions, meaning either full, asso-
ciate, or assistant professorships.
Jacobson explained that departmental interpreta-
tions of exactly who constitutes an appointment, and
even of who is or is not a member of the department
differs from that of the Affirmative Action Office.
"IT IS," said Jacobson, "a matter of who ycu want
to count."
Jacobson went great lengths to emphasize, as did
other department chairmen, that he was "very proud"
of the department's affirmative action achievements.
"It has been a concern of this department since the
early sixties, and I think that in the long run in-
creasing the pool of minority graduate students is the
best thing to do."
See LSA, Page S

LAGOS, Nigeria OP) - Gen.
Yakubu Gowon, who ruled oil-
rich Nigeria for nine years and
crushed the Biafran revolt, was
overthrown yesterday in a blood-
less coup, Radio Nigeria re-
Gowon was in Kampala, Ugan-
da, attending a summit meeting
of the Organization of African
Unity when fellow army officers
o7sted him as leader of black
Africa's wealthiest and mostly
nopulous nation.
THE COUP was announced in
a radio broadcast by Col. Joseph
Garba, commander of the elite
brigade. that guards the presi-
dential residence and consider-
ed a friend of Gowon.
Garba said there had been no
bloodshed but a dusk-to-dawn
curfew was ordered and violat-
ors could be shot. The coup was
so quickly and quietly accom-
plisbed that many Nigerians left
their homes for work without
being aware of it.
The broadcast said, "I, Jo-
seph Garba, in consultation with
my colleagues, do hereby de-
clare that in view of what has
been happening in the country
in the past few months, the Ni-
gerian armed forces have de-
cided to effect a change in the
leadership of the federal mili-
tary government." It added:
"The general public is advised
to be calm and go about their
lawful duties."
GOWON, a 40-year-old, mild-
mannered moderate with broad
support in Africa, had addressed
an OAU session Monday night
and was still in the conference
hall when an aide advised him
of the coup.
'I have a clear conscience.
There is nothing to worry
about," the general said. He
then left for his hotel room,
smiling and looking calm.

president ousted
Diplomats said the coup ap- Rufai Mohammed, a Moslem of
parently was organized by a the northern Hausa tribe. Go-
group of colonels and majors won also is from the north, but
following months of military dis- is a Christian.
sension and student unrest in The London Daily Telegraph
black Africa's richest and most said in today's editions that Mo-
populous nation. hammed "helped to bring Gen.
THEY SAID there was no im- Gowon to power nine years
mediate indication that Garba, ago."
32, was personally replacing Go- GARBA, in his broadcast, or-
won. dered workers at public utili-
In London, the British Broad- ties, hospitals, ports and com-
casting Corporation reported munications to go to their jobs
yesterday that Nigeria's new and warned, 'Anyone caught
chief of state and armed forces disturbing public order will be
commander was Brig. Muritala summarily dealt with."
Students met to
pla-mn tuition stri~ke
By DAVID WHITING tuition hike.
The Committee to Fight the Irving Freeman, in a com-
Tuition Hike ended a week of promise effort, drew up the ap-
political infighting last night proved resolution which also
when the group, organized after stated that the committee "rec-
the recent tuition boost, adopted ognize its- solidarity with work-
a resolution specifically outlin- ers and especially with the
ing the main issues they intend unions that represent employes
to confront. of the University . . . .and
In a 17-12 vote the group, a pledges to fight any cutbacks or
potpourri of leftist student or- layoffs that the administration
ganizations, decided that their may try to implant."
"primary focus is to fight the THE ANTI - TUITION h i k e
tuition hike"-a six per cent in- group also bandied about va-
crease approved by the Board rious ways to protest the fee
of Regents three weeks ago. hike-including a tuition strike
THE IDEOLOGICAL battle -but failed to come to any
which marked the beginning of agreement on possible tactics.
yesterday's meeting started last However, it was decided not to
week when members- of the rule out certain actions, but
Spartacus Youth League (SYL) take a "wait-and-see" stance on
contended the committee should what might be effective.
incorporate demands of "no lay- To gather information on pos-
offs and no cutbacks" into the sible alternative funds available
tuition struggle. to the University in place of
However, representatives from tuition revenues, a research
the Revolutionary Student Bri- sub-committee was established.
gade (RSB) argued that the The committee's next meeting
committee should confine its will be held Aug. 12 in the Mich-
efforts solely to combatting the igan Union.

Landlord blues-
ANN ARBOR HAS ITS housing problems, but not like this.
Sarah Coburn of Dallas, Texas was stranded in her house when
her landlord took away her front and back stairs. _"I wasn't
paying rent until he fixed a leak," Coburn explained. "Then
he came and just tore down the steps."

'U, clericals head for showdown
By ELAINE FLETCHER we'll have a clear idea of whether we're "Another session will resolve the mat- agreement.
Negotiations between the administra- going to reach an agreement or im- ter one way or another," stated union "One of the reasons to keep it short
tion and the clericals union will resume passe," said Neff. negotiator Debbie Morehead, while anoth- term is that it is a first contract," ex-
this afternoon in a showdown session "And while our table position was and er union bargainer Jane Gould said, plained Gould, who felt that any agree-
which should determine whether the Uni- still is 5.6 per cent, unofficially, away "We're hoping it's a proposal we can ment could contain faults that the Union
versity is headed for a strike of a con- from the table, we're a bit higher than recommend to our membership . . a would be unable to identify until later.
tract with the 3200 member local, accord- that." healthy offer instead of some of the While issues related to economics re-
ing to both bargaining teams. Neff added that the union had neither things we've been given." main unresolved most noneconomic dif-
As an addition to the administration's "accepted or rejected" the University's "I don't think what they (the univer- ferences have been settled and accord-
aconomic proposal presented Monday, proposal Monday, "But tomorrow is sig- sity) would come up with will be satis- ing to the Union negotiator, Jean Jones,
University head negotiator William Neff nificant. We're fairly close and we may factory ... but we're dealing with what "We do not think they will take that
stated yesterday that his team wduld well reach an agreement," he stated. we can live with for a short time," add- much time to conclude."
"most likely" present today a formal MFMBERS of the union UAW local ed Gould. "STEWARD (union representatives)
offer to exceed their previous 5.6 per cent 2001 bargaining teM echoed Neff's ex- ALTHOUGH A contract termination structure, lounges and union bulletin
package increase. pectations that today's session will be a date" is one of the issues as yet onset- boards -- those issues are pretty close to
turning point in the talks that have drag- tIed," according to Gould, she stated that resolution," agreed Morehead, "and there
"BY THE end of tomorrow's session ged on since December. the Union was aiming for a short term See 'U,' Page 7

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