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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, February 20, 1980-Page 3
ASSEMBLY VISITS PRESIDENT'S HOME
Shapiro hears MSA's concerns

BY MITCH STUART
University President Harold Shapiro
spoke with the Michigan Student
Assembly (MSA) in his home last night,
saying he shares many of MSA's con-
cerns about affirmative actin and
minority recruitment programs.
"I have worked hard and will con-
tinue to work hard in that area. (But) I
don't know how to respond to the
question 'What do you do about
exism?' or 'What do you do about
cism?'," Shapiro said.
SHAPIRO ADDED, however, he
recognizes that there is some sexism
and racism in the University com-
munity. He said it might be possible to
deal with such attitudes on a personal
level, by showing through one's actions
that prejudice is "not an appropriate or
desirable thing."
Much of the concern about effective
minority programs was sparked by a
ecently-released University study that
owed retention of minority students
to be lower than the University's goal.
Shapiro also addressed the issue of
the American Bar Association (ABA),
using a law school's lack of an affir-
mative action program as a basis for
denying accreditation. He said, "It's a
more complicated question than to sup-
port or not support affirmative action.
The question is what agency should be
involved."
LAW SCHOOL Dean Terrence San-
aloff has come out against the ABA's
proposal. (See story, Page One.)
Shapiro reminded MSA members
that "It's not only student groups that
are working on minority recruitment."
He cited the College of Engineering as
an example of a school with an effective
recruitment program.

When asked how the University will
be able to survive financially in the
coming years, Shapiro quipped, "With
difficulty."
Shapiro explained his view of Univer-
sity money problems: "I think that we
are going to be able to control the
quality of what we do only by con-
trolling the quantity of what we do," he
said.
HE SAID, "controlling quantity"
would definitely involved cutting cer-
tain programs back. He cited a cutback
in the School of Pharmacy as an exam-
ple of a current reduction, but could of-
fer no future projections on further
program reductions.
When MSA member Roy More asked
Shapiro his position on course
evaluations, Shapiro responded in favor
of evaluations, but expressed concern
about the possibility of mandatory
course evaluations against faculty
wishes.
Shapiro said both students and
faculty would have to be satisfied that
any evaluation program is equitable
before he could consider it fair.
MSA Minority Affairs Coordinator
Anita Eve asked why the University
has taken so long to deal with over-
crowding in undergraduate classes,,
specifically In the economics depar-
tment.
Shapiro responded,."That severe
overcrowding is hard to handle because
you aren't sure how long the over-
crowding conditions will last."
He said part of the problem is
graduate student enrollment in
economics is declining, yet the same
number of courses have been offered in
that area.

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FILMS

Ann Arbor Film Co-op-The Invitation, 7, 9 p.m., Angell Hall Aud.A.
Cinema Guild-Finian's Rainbow, 7, 10 p.m., Old Architecture Aud. (Lorch
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SPEAKERS
epa rientp , y t ry-Robert L. Spitzer,, "DSM III, Overview, and
"Where We G Frame Here," 9:30 a.mn., CPH Aud. r
WUOM-Prof. John Bowditch, "The Air Assault on Englandi" 10:15 a .m.
Center for Continuing Education of Women-Virginia Nordby U-M
Affirmative Action Office, "Issues in Achieving Equality for Women," 12-
1:30 p.m., Conf. Rooms 4-5, Michigan League.
Center for Afro-American and African Studies-Prof. Richard English,
"Issues Related to Black Faculty and Staff at the U-M," 12-2 p.m., 246 Old
Arch.
Center for Russian and East European Studies-Renata Siemienska;
"Patterns of the Polish Family in Mass Media and in Reality," noon, Lane
Hall.
Computing Center-"FORTRAN Debugging for Beginners," noon, 1011
North University Building Station.
Clements Library-R.R. Palmer, "Education for Revolutionaries:
France in the Eighteenth Century," 4 p.m., Clements Library.
Chemistry Department-Clifford Buffett, "Infra-Red LIDAR," 4 p.m.,
1200 Chemistry Bldg.
* Chemistry Department-Mark Neisser, "Computers in Organic
Chemistry," 4 p.m., 1300 Chem. Bldg.
Department of Mechanical Engineering-James Mattavi and Jerol
Skellenger, "Automotive Research in the Thermal-Fluid Sciences Area," 4
p.m., Chrysler Center.
Department of Physics-John Hall, "Laser Experiments on Relativity," 4
p.m., 296 Dennison Bldg.
Department of Mathematics-Prof. R. Richardson, University of Notre
Dame, "An Application of Serre's Conjecture to Semisimple Algebraic
Groups," 4 p.m., 3201 Angell Hall.
Department of Nuclear Engineering-James Miller, U.S. Nuclear
Regulatory Commission, "Emergency Planning Around Nuclear Power
Plants,'' 4 p.m., Baer Room, Cooley Building.
Undergraduate Political Science Association-Robert Bauer and Veston
Vivian, "What the Department of Energy is Doing About the Energy Crisis,"
7:30 p.m., 120 Hutchins Hall.
Washtenaw Audobon Society-Kenneth Horton "Waterfalls in Michigan,"
7:30 pm., Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
Young Socialists for Pulley and Zimmermann-Bill Arth, "Eyewitness
Report: The Nicarauguan Revolution," 8 p.m., Rooms D and E, Michigan
League.
MEETINGS.
Academic Women's Caucus-Open discussion on"Administrative Issues
Relating to Equitable Employment of Women Faculty," noon, 3050 Frieze
Building.
International Center-Brown bag il unch, "Once There: Getting Around in
a Strange Land," noon, 603 E. Madison.
LSA Student Government-Open meeting, 6 p.m., 3909 Michigan Union.
Women in Communications-Advertising panel discussion, .7 p.m., Room
A, Michigan League.
SPIRGIM-Toxic waste workshop, "The Human Impact of Toxic Wastes"
and "The Environmental Impact of Toxic Wastes," 7:30 p.m., Kuenzel
Room, Michigan Union.
Life and Career Development-Workshop, "Lovers and Friends," 7:30
p.m., Thieme Lounge, Baits II.
Buddhist Meditation and Study Center-Sitting, Dharma Study Group,
7:30 p.m., 215E. Kingsley.
U-M Folk Dance Club-Intermediate and advanced dance, 8 p.m.,
Michigan Union.
Stilyagi Air Corps-Meeting,8 p.m., Michigan Union Conf. Rm. 4.
University Residence Hall Council-Meeting, 9 p.m., Third floor,
Michigan Union.

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