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The Michigan Daily-Friday, February 29, 1980-Page 3

input part
of Dental

The searach for candidates to
replace Dental School Dean William
Mann progressed further yesterday
as an administration-appointed
committee met with the Dental
School Student Council.
The committee, comprised of
three nationally-known dental
educators, met with the council to
gather student input on the selection.
process.- The committee was
organized and appointed by
University President Harold
Shapiro and Acting Vice-President
for Academic Affairs Alfred

Sussman and will report its findings
and suggestions to Sussman by April
MANN SAID that his retirement.
was mandatory due to a Regent by-
law which requires that faculty
retire following their 65th birthday.
He first assumed the position of dean
in 1962.
Dental School Student Council
Vice-President Bob Dost said the
external committee was forced to
"determine problems that are
existing in the school and to try and
find a dean who can adequately
meet those problems."
DOST ADDED that he felt

School of Public Health-Noontime Film Fest, Incest: The Victim Nobody
Believes, The Last Taboo, 12:10 p.m., School of Public Health Aud. II.
Ann Arbor Film Co-opMr. Arkadin, 7 p.m., Touch of Evil, 8:45 p.m.,
Modern Languages Building Aud. 4, Silver Streak, 7, 9 p.m., MLB Aud. 3.
Cinema Guild-The Third Man, 7,9:15 p.m., Old Architecture Aud (Lorch
Cinema Two-Wuthering Heights, 7, 9p.m., Angell Hall Aud. A.
School of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics-John Herold,
"Development of a model of Abrasive Polymer Wear," noon, 325 W.
Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies-Robert Bickner, "In-
dochinese Refugees: In America," noon, Lane Hall Commons Room.
Department of Nuclear Engineering-Richard Osborn, "Stimulated Scat-
tering and Laser Fusion," 3:45 p.m., 15 Cooley Building.
University Musical Society-Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival, 8:30 p.m.,
Hill Aud.
Museum of Art-"Eighteenth Century Prints and Drawings," through
March 9, "Ceramics from UMt Collections," through March 16.
Union Gallery-Exhibition and sale of original Orientalart, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Rackham Galleries-"Student Ceramic Works," March 6-9,8a.m.-5 p.m.
International Center-"Community Agency Tour: Focus on Supportive
and Emergency Services," 2:30-5 p.m.
School of Metaphysics-"Fear and the Unconscious Mind," 7:30 p.m.,
2191/2 N. Main.
Faculty Women's Club-Casino party, March 22, 8 p.m. Call Kathy Means
at 971-8257 for information and reservations.
Washtenaw Cooperative Extension Service-Washtenaw Agricultural
Lands Conference, "This Land is Your Land," 9 a.m.-4 pm., Saline High
Alternative Action-Hearts of the West, 4, 7, 9 p.m., MLB Aud. 4.
Cinema Guild-The Lady Vanishes, 7, 9:15 p.m., Old Arch. Aud. (Lorch
Office of Major Events-"The Romantics," 8p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Washtenaw Audobon Society-Trip to Ann Arbor birding areas, meet 8
a.m., Plymouth Green Mall parking lot (West end).
Hiking Club-meeting, 1:30 p.m., Rackham Building (northwest entry).
Canterbury Loft-Ann Doyle and Marcy Marxer, "Homegrown: Women's
Music Series," 7:30 p.m., 332 S. State.
Center for Continuing Education of Women-"Separation and Divorce:
How to Deal With It," 1:30-3 p.m., 328 Thompson St.
Extension Service-Michigan School Testing Conference, through Mrch
5, Rackham Building.
Extension Service-Workshop on "Fire Investigation and Arson Detection
for Fire Fighters," through March 6, Chrysler Center (North Campus).
Extension Service-Workshop on "Proposal Writing in Process," through
March 7, Michigan Union. Call 763-4321 for more information.
International.Center-Trip to Washington, D.C., through March 9.
Union Gallery-Reception for opening of Graduate Alumni Exhibition,
7:30-9 p.m.
Ars Musica (baroque orchestra)--Tenth season program, 8 p.m.,
MichiganLeague Ballroom.

Rudrananda Ashram - First meeting, six-week Hatha Yoga Class, 640
Ann Arbor Film Co-op'-The Devil's Brigade, 7 p.m., Dead of Night, 8:45
p.m., MLB Aud. 3.
Hiking Club-Meeting, 1:30 p.m., Rackham Building (northwest entry).
Macromolecular Research Cenrter-Emery Nyilas, "Development of Syn-
thetic Polymers for Nerve Regeneration," 4 p.m., 3005 Chemistry Building.
School of Applied Mechanics-Rolf Rauncher, "On the Mathematical
Analysis of Corner Singularitieis with Applications to the von Karman
Equation, the Navier-Stokes Equation and the Diffusion Equation," 4 p.m.,
229 W. Engineering.
SDepartment of English-Prof. Jonathan Culler (Cornell University),
"Issues in American Criticism," 4 p.m., Rackham Aud.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-She Marries Her Boss, 7 p.m., Theodora Goes
Wild, 8:30 p.m., Angell Hall Aud. A.
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living-"Erin Go Braugh" party,
pot-luck,7 p.m., Moose Lodge, 390 S. Maple.
International Center-Language and culture mini-course for travelers
begins, 7-9 p.m. Register at the International Center.
I{ l1-~-1

satisfied with his council's meeting
with the external committee. "The
results, we feel, were pretty
positive. They really listened to
what we had to say," Dost said,
adding "student input is very
The Dental School Student Council
met.at the beginning of this month
with Sussman to discuss the criteria
that should be considered in the
selection of the new dean.
Following the release of the
committee's report, its findings will
be used by an internal committee to
be made up of faculty and staff from
the University Dental School.

Clericals launch new
drive to form union

Despite an unsuccessful attempt to
unionize last year, the Organizing
Committee for Clericals (OCC) has
mounted another drive to create an in-
dependent union for the approximately
3,300 University clerical workers.
"There's a crisis in (the number of)
clerical workers at the University," ac-
cording to University clerical worker
and OCC Chairwoman Jo Wilsman.
"We feel the major reason for that is
low pay. They (clerical workers at the
University's Flint and Dearbornacam-
puses) make more money because the
University has to compete with the auto
industries. The University is aware
they've got a captive audience in Ann
Low wages appeared to be the major
complaint clericals voiced in their
desire to form a union. Starting pay for
the lowest clerical classification is
$7,250 per year.
"WE DON'T have anything in this
school as far as bad physical places,"
spid one clerical. "I mean, we're not
typing in the basement or anything, but
clericals aren't especially well paid."
The University has seen a turnover of
nearly 40 per cent in the clerical staff,
since 0CC mounted its last organizing
drive in November 1978. "In some
ways, the turnover is to our advan-
tage," Wilsman explained. "The new
people tend to be very militant, very
pro-union. And our committee pretty

much represents that turnover."
A group wishing to organize a union
can take one of two approaches. It can
ask the managing body for recognition
or it can obtain signatures from at least
30 per cent of its constituency in order
to call for a union election. The second
approach was the one chosen by OCC.
"LEGALLY, YOU can petition for an
election with only 30 per cent of the
work force," said Steve Babson, a
Detroit labor historian, "but you'd be
crazy to" he added. "People get cold
feet, management makes threats, all
kinds of things can happen.
The clerical workers claim they have
collected about one quarter of the 1,200
necessary number of signatures needed
to call for an election. The group still
has between 800 and 900 signatures on
file from their organizing drive last
year. OCC must obtain new signatures
from those workers, however.
In 1974, the last time the clerical
workers successfully organized, they
unionized under the auspices of the
United Auto Workers. That proved to be
an awkward arrangement because the
concerns of public employees involved
different- problems in labor-
management relations than those in the
auto industry.
The attempt to unionize last year was
supported by the American Federation
of State County and Municipal Em-
ployees (AFSCME). But Wilsmanand
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