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Activities set or inaugural year

In addition to the activities planned for the day of Presi-
dent Shapiro's inauguration, events are planned throughout
the year to commemorate the installation of the new
The special activities began at the beginning of this month
and will continue through the next school year.
Shapiro requested that there be an academically-oriented
aspect to the inauguration, according to Jim Shortt, who is
the University official in charge of the events.
But because the da'ys near the time of the actual
inauguaration are crowded with activities, a series of "State
of the Discipline" addresses willl be sponsored by the
University in the academic year 1980-81.
"The idea was to have intellectual accompaniment to the
pomp and circumstance and ritualistic- part of the
ceremony," said acting Vice President for Academic Affairs
Alfred Sussman, who is currently making arrangements for
the speeches that will be given by "Nobel prize types.''
"It is to extend the recognition of the new president
beyond a specific occasion and also to bring intellectual
enrichment to the Uiiversity community," Sussman said.

Every Night
Gathering Place of the Week

The University Activities Center (UAC) is sponsoring an
inaugural ball, which will be held on Thursday, April 17
According to UAC officer Gina Ceisler, all students, facult;O
staff, and alumni are invited to the ball, which will feature
the Tommy Dorsey band.
Shortt said Shapiro agreed to the idea on the condition that
students could afford to attend. Students who wish to attend
will have to pay $10 per couple, or $6 per individual. The cost
is slightly higher for faculty, staff, and alumni.
Another major event scheduled in conjunction with the
inauguration is an exhibition prepared by the Michigan
Historical Collections on past presidents of the University.
"We consider it kind of our responsibility to the
University," said Richard Doolen, assistant director of th*
The Bentley Library on North Campus which houses the
collection serves' as the archives for papers, photographs,
and letters of University presidents. Doolen said the
exhibition, which begin a week before the inauguration in the
Rackham galleries, will feature photographs, reproductions
of documents, and other items that focus on the University
during the eras of different presidents.


Orange Blossom Special
Boilermakers-Irish Whiskey and Beer

apinro n
-...'U' President recognized


Shapiro inauguration scheduled

" Green Beer
" Irish Cocktails
* Irish Music
" Party Favors for All
" Hors d'oeuvres


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Individual schools, colleges, depar-
tments, and other units sponsoring
special inaugural activities will most
likely pay for those events through the
discretionary funds of deans and depar-
tments. Any cost incurred in any ad-
ditional events is not included in the
$25,000 figure cited by Shortt.
THE MAJOR expenses for the
inauguration include the rental of
academic robes, a luncheon for
delegates at about $7 per person, a
public reception, postage, tours,
decorations for Hill Auditorium, and
parking. Printing costs take up one-half
of the money. About 2,500 invitations
have been mailed out.
When former University President
Robben Fleming was inaugurated in
March 1968, the estimated cost of that
day's activities was also around $25,000.
Fleming's inauguration was attended
by twice as many official delegates,
creating the major difference when in-
flation is taken into account.
Protocol requires that two groups of
people be invited to bniversity's
inauguration - official delegates and
special guests.
SPECIAL GUESTS include represen-
tatives from foundations, associations
and corporations; state and federal of-
ficials; University benefactors; friends
and family of the Shapiros; represen-
tatives of the media; and selected
alumni, staff, faculty, and students.
For the benefit of both students and
professors, there will probably be an
option to cancel classes for the day in a
manner similar to the way it has been
done for honors convocations in the
Th.e official delegates invited are
representatives of the colleges, univer-
sities, and learned soci'eties. Invitations
have been sent to the president of each
college or university with an
enrollment of 5,000 or more and with a
doctoral program. Major foreign
universities have also been asked to
send delegates. The president can
either choose to attend him or herself,
or appoint a delegate - often an area
alumnus - to represent the institution.
SHORTT SAID many University
professors will probably be attending
as delegates of the college or university
from which they received degrees.
The official delegates will number
between 400 and 500, according to Shor-
tt. Other noted institutions bypassed by

the numerical cut-off have also been in-
When Fleming was inaugurated as
president, every school with an
enrollment of 1,50Q or more was invited.
The delegates numbered 1,100 that
Speakers at the inaugural ceremony
include Lt. Gov. James Brickley; Ir-
ving Shane, chancellor of the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin at Madison; Hannah
Gray, University of Chicago; Robert
Briggs, Regent Emeritus and president
of the Alumni Association; Richard
Corpron, Senate Assembly chairman;
Jim Alland, MSA president; and Saul
Hymans, chairman of the Economics
REGENT ROBERT Nederlander (D-
Birmingham), who headed the
presidential selection committee, will
officially inaugurate the new president.
Shapiro will give an inaugural address.
And as with any event which requires
a formal invitation, there are those who
have to be left out. Members of the
faculty invited include deans, depar-
tment chairpersons, and distinguished
faculty members. Students invited in-
clude Michigan Student Assembly
members,, the presidents of school and
college governments, and officers of
several major student organizations.
Shortt said the invitation process has
been a rather sensitive one. Some
faculty members wonder why they
didn't get an invitation while one of
their friends did.
LAST WEEK, a secretary in one
University office told another secretary
about one instance in which one
professor ih the department received
an invitation addressed to 'Prof. and
Mrs.', while another one was addressed
only to 'Prof.' Shortt said these
problems arise when they don't know if
a professor is married or not. A line on
the return card which allows for an 'I'

or 'We' response takes care of this, he
Tickets remaining after RSVP's are
returned will be distributed to faculty
and students on a first come, first ser-
ved basis toward the end of March, ac-
cording to Shortt.
He also said if there was a great
demand, closed circuit TV coverage of
the inaugural ceremony would be con-
The inaugural committee, which is
largely ceremonial, represents many
different parts of the University, in-
cluding students, faculty, printing,
parking, security, and housing people,
and President Shapiro's wife, Vivian.
STUDENTS WILL play an important
part in the inaugural celebration, ac-
cording to Shortt. He said Shapiro
specifically requested that students
have an opportunity to be involved in
the ceremony.
According to inaugural committee
member Jeanne Barr - who represen-
ts the Michigan Student Assembly -
the presidents of school and college
governments and MSA officers will all
don academic costume for the
ceremony. Barr, also said students
would have an opportunity to act as
hosts at the public reception held on the
inaugural day.
Many of the inaugural events, such as
a concert performed by music school
students and faculty, have been plan-
ned at the Shapiros' request, Mason
The concert, headed up by School of
Music Dean Paul Boylan, also an
inaugural committee member, involves
a chorus of 300 and an orchestra of 120
"It's the best way the School of Music
can show its enthusiasm and
gratitude," Boylan said. "There are a
lot of testimonies that come from the
inside and outside. Music is our thing
and we're doing our thing."

Networks to
run captions
for deaf
months of preparation, NBC, ABC,
and PBS tonight will inaugurate a
new service designed to open the
world of prime-time TV to
Americans with impaired hearing.
The new "closed captioning" ser-
vice is being launched before thefir-
st batch of special TV set decoders
have even been delivered to the
public. But enthusiasm for the
project's start-up has built to the
point that first lady Rosalynn Carter
has scheduled a reception Wed-
nesday for the officials most in-
volved in making it happen.
The new service involves the tra n-,
smission of regular prime-time
programs with written captions,
similar to but more complete than
subtitles in foreign films.
The system is considered "closed"
because the captions will not be
visible without a special decoder,
which Sears, Roebuck & Co. is
selling for $249.95. The decoders
were prominently featured in Sears'
spring catalog with a notation that
orders would not be filled until Mar-
ch 15.
14 million Americans have impaired
hearing and that two million of them
are totally deaf.
The Department of Health,
Education, and Welfare announced
final plans for the new system in
March 1979, with then-Secretary
Joseph Califano declaring it was
time "for .the nation's deaf and
hearing impaired people to enjoy

A Lenten Seminar on Conditions In, Alternatives
For, and Christian Responses To Incarceration
Next To St. Mary's Student Chapel
331 Thompson St., Ann Arbor
Monday, March 17, 7:00 P.M.
TOPIC: Life Inside: A Panel Discussion by
Inmates of the Federal Correctional Institution, Milan.
MODERATOR: Father Bob Schulze, Chaplain FCI, Milan
Monday, March 24, 7:00 P.M
TOPIC: Alternatives TdoILockup
SPEAKER: Marc Mauer, American Friends Service Committee,
Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency
Monday, March 31, 7:00 P.M.
TOPIC: The Ex-Offender: Hopes and Struggles: A Panel
Discussion by Ex-Offenders from State and Federal Prisons
MODERATOR: Father Bob Schulze and Marcia Krook
Child Care Will Be Provided

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More than 400 high school seniors,
their parents, and engineering fresh-
persons were treated to tours, demon-
strations, and prizes yesterday at the
20th annual Engineering Technology
Day at Chrysler Center on North Cam-
According to Engineering Council
President Carol McGill, the program
was held to attract high school students
to the University's engineering
program, and to inform the engineering
freshpersons about the wide variety of
offerings in the college.
THE PARTICIPANTS received tours

of the college's facilities, including the
plasma lab and the Phoenix nuclear
Events also included a tune-up clinic,
in which 28 winners of a random
drawing held Thursday night observed
an automobile tune-up by the Society of
Automotive Engineers. The American
Society of Civil Engineers sponsored a
toothpick bridge contest, and the
builders of the strongest bridges
received trophies and calculators as
According to Tech Day Chairman
Mike Behounek, invitations to the ac-
tivity were sent to all 700 high schools

within a 150-mile radius of Ann Arbor,
High school seniors accepted to tht*
engineering college also were invited. 1
McGill explained that Tech Day is of-
ten the "major deciding factor" in a
student's decision to attend the Univer-
Lake Orion senior Kevin Wrest said
he has "always wanted to come to
Michigan, but Tech Day "strengthened
his desire" to do so.



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conference focussing on
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a region marked by-
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Health and Childhood t
Education and Childhood
.The Impact of Social
Dislocation on the Young
MARCH 17 19,1980
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militants get
asylum offer
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP)--Cuban
President Fidel Castro has offered
asylum to guerrillas holding a
estimted two dozen hostages includin;
the U.S. ambassador and 18 other
foreign diplomats in the Dominican
Republic Embasssy, a Colombian
newspaper reported yesterday.
The newspaper, El Tiempo, said the
offer of asylum- was relayed to
Colombian President Julio Cesar
Turbay' Ayala in a message sent by
Castro on Friday.
hostages in the Dominican Republic
Embassy here belong to a shadowy*
nationalist group whose leadership is
vague and whose roots go back to the
ideal of a populist dictator who could
not make his programs work.
The guerrilla organization advocates
socialism but shuns most other leftist
groups, including the communists.
Unlike leftist movements in many other
Latin American countries, it has no
visible support among the masses and

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