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FRUSTRATION
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Ninety Years of Editorial Freedom

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CONFUSING
See Today for details

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Vol. XC, No. 133

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, March 20, 1980

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Course
By MITCH STUART
and BETH ROSENBERG
First in a two-part series
Instructions for "The Ratings Game"
*a contest for one to 35,000 players ages 17
to adult): (1) Roll the dice and choose your
concentration; (2) pick up a time schedule,
(3) use words of mouth, the college
bulletin, and blind, faith to choose your
courses; (4) seek out a resource that in-
cludes much of the information needed to
help you make a rational decision: a cour-
se/instructor evaluation; (5) STOP. Course
evaluations are not available to all students
won a campus-wide basis.

evaluation
The administration and use of course in-
structor evaluations at the University has
caused conflict for years among students,
faculty, and administrators.
Currently, the Academic Affairs Committee
of MSA is making an effort to establish a
University-wide, student-based course
evaluation program.
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Coordinator Marc
Breakstone said the lack of a comprehensive,
consistent evaluation program is "an em-
barrassment to the University. It says to me
that since the faculty might feel threatened by
course evaluations, they might be doing
something wrong."
The Academic Affairs Committee has plan-
ned to ask students to evaluate their courses in

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use stirs controversy
a non-scientific survey at CRISP next month. LSA was chosen beeause of its large enrollment wa
They intend to publish the results this fall, prior and the inconsitency of evaluation policies oft
to registration. within the college. sa
THIS INITIAL survey will include only LSA The Academic Affairs Survey will be ad- E
courses, but Breakstone said the long-range ministered, interpreted, and published by us
goal is a University-wide program. He said students, Breakstone said. He added, "the
University has nothing to do with this." co
Many universities across the country publish
course University-wide evaluations for student use
which are administered and published by the
" students themselves.<
eValUati ons: oBREAKSTONE SAID the entire University u
of California system has such a program, as do us
the University of Massachusetts and Cornell stI
the ratings game University.
The key problem in getting any type of St
student-oriented evaluation program under-

at 'U'
ay here has been a conflict in interpretation
the various uses for evaluations, Breakstone
id.
EVALUATIONS HAVE three recognized
es:
" Instructors can use them to get personal
)nstructive criticism;
s Administrators can use them to make per-
nnel decisions, e.g. tenure, salaries, and;
" Students.can use them to make, in effect,
market decisions" on instructors and courses.
The central conflict seems to arise between
ing evaluations for administrators and for
,dents.
UNIVERSITY VICE-PRESIDENT for
udent Services Henry Johnson said, "I really
See EVALUATION, Page 9

Hostaes may stay
or 2 more months

Doily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
Pus hme-Pullu
These twin girls, catching the early spring rays yesterday on State St., can't seem to agree on which way to go. But if
they're not on speaking terms, it's only because they haven't yet learned to talk.

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FEDERAL SPENDING SLASHED BY $2.6 BILLION:
House committee favors cuts

From AP and UPI
The 50 U.S. Embassy hostages in
Tehran must spend at least two more
months in captivity, since their fate is
only a secondary issue facing the new
Iranian Parliament, according to an
Iranian diplomat who recently met with
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
The attention of Iranians appears
focused on parliamentary election
returns - ngt on the hostages.
BUT IN THE Netherlands, the United
States called the attention of the world
court to the plight of the imprisoned
Americans, saying they have been
treated inhumanely and calling for
condemnation of Iran as a flagrant
violator of international law.
. In the Hague, State Department legal
advisor Roberts Owen told the 15 judges
the American hostages were often
threatened at gunpoint, tied to upright
chairs for up to 16 hours, made to sleep
on bare concrete floors and kept blin-
dfolded in the first weeks of the crisis
that began Nov. 4.
Owen explained that much of his in-
formation was based on :eports from
"the 13 black and women hostages
released after the first two weeks of the
siege. At the time of their release, they
were debriefed by American officials
but refused to discuss publicly details of
their captivity, fearing those left behind
mightisuffer.
THE STATE Department decided to
reveal some of this information in its
presentation before the highest judicial
body of the United Nations. Iran is
boycotting the public hearings in which
- testimony is to conclude today.
Owen told the court that U.S. officials
knew that the admission of the shah to

the United States for medical treatment
in October "might result in some sort of
violence against the embassy," but he
said "clear and firm assurances were
provided on three occasions" that the
Iranian government would adequately
protect the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
"There will be no solution to the
hostage question before May 15,"Iran's
ambassador to Kuwait, Ali Shams Ar-
dakani, told the Kuwait newspaper Al-
Siyasseh yesterday.
ARDAKANI HAD just returned from
Tehran, where he said he met with both

Khomeini and Iranian President
Abolhassan Bani-Sadr.
"I understood during my meetings
with. Imam Khomeini and President
Bani-Sadr that all issues relating to
political questions, including the
problem of American hostages, will not
be dealt with until the completion of the
... election and formation of a new
government.
"But the hostage question is not the
only one on the council's agenda, so we
are not going to give it priority over
See TWO, Page 5.

Carter, Sadat
Begin. will meet'

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House
Budget Committee tentatively ap-
proved $2.6 billion in spending cuts
yesterday as the panel began work on a
1981 budget proposal that seeks to
achieve the first federal surplus in 12
years and provide tax cuts.
The committee approved the spen-
ding cuts on voice votes with little op-
position surfacing to the proposed
budget announced earlier in the day by
Rep. Robert Giaimo (D-Conn.), com-
mittee chairman.

GIAIMO, WHO declared that rising
inflation "makes a balanced budget
imperative," recommended a total of
$15.9 billion in new spending cuts to
produce a budget surplus of $1.4 billion
for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.
The committee, however, has yet to
vote on many of the most controversial
cuts, which include an end to Saturday
mail deliveries and elimination of the
state share of federal revenue sharing.
In an inflation-fighting move last
Friday, President Carter announced a

revised version of his spending plan for
fiscal year 1981. He called for $13 billion
in spending cuts to balance the budget,
including elimination of general
revenue sharing for states. However,
administration officials said the
president has yet to make final
decisions on most of the cuts in his
budget.
IN THE ABSENCE of Carter's
revised budget proposal, Giaimo's
recommendations have emerged as the
See HOUSE, Page 12

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prime
Minister Menachem Begin of Israel and
President Anwar Sadat of Egypt will
meet here separately with President
Carter next month, in an effort to spur
the talks over Palestinian autonomy
Carter's spokesman said yesterday.
White House press secretary Jody
Powell, announcing the Washington
meetings, refused to close the door on a
new three-way summit, but he said it
was not envisioned. No dates have been
set for the meetings.
THE ANNOUNCEMENT comes at a
crucial time both in the Middle East
peace talks and in the domestic
political calendar.

Israel nd Egypt are facing a goal of
settling 'the question of Palestinian
autonomy by May 26. In addition, the
question of the future of the peace talks
is a major political issue in New York
which has a l.arge Jewish population
and a presidential primary next
Tuesday.
The autonomy talks have been going
on for almost a year, trying tohdecide
how a governing Palestinian authority
will 'be selected in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip, and what power and
responsibility it will have. The two
regions have been occupied by Israel
since the 1967 Middle East War.
See CARTER, Page 9

Kennedy, Anderson
lost Ill. but will not
concede nominations

From UPI and AP
CHICAGO - President Carter and
ronald Reagan won big in the Illinois
primary, but their rivals refused
yesterday to concede the nominations
are locked up.
The delegate landslide from Illinois,
added to an almost unbroken string of
primary victories this year, gave Car-
ter one-third the votes he needs for the
Democratic nomination.
Reagan now has 20 per cent of the
GOP delegates needed to nominate.
AND CARTER and Reagan are
favored next week in delegate-rich New
York and Connecticut. Reagan is an
especially heavy delegate favorite in
New York since his rivals were unable
to field slates in all congressional
districts.
Carter demolished Kennedy in the
Illinois primary Tuesday with 65 per
cent of the popular vote to the senator's

30 per cent.
But the final tabulation yesterday of
the separate competition for delegate
votes at the Democratic National Con-
vention was even more startling: Car-
ter 165, Kennedy 14.
THOSE WERE the contests in which
Kennedy said he hoped to do best and in
which the support of Chicago Mayor
Jane Byrne and the old line Democratic
organization was supposed to boost the
challenger. It didn't work. Indeed, in
the end, some of Kennedy's people said
the alliance with the embattled mayor
hurt their candidate.
Reagan won handily, with 48 per cent
of the Republican vote, defeating
Illinois Rep. John Anderson and leaving
former U.N. Ambassador George Bush
a poor third.
The former California governor said
he wouldn't claim the nomination until
See ILLINOIS, Page 2

AP Photo
RONALD REAGAN, CANDIDATE for the Republican presidential nomina-
tion, yawns as he reads a newspaper aboard a commuter train from New
Haven, Connecticut to New York's Grand Central Station. Reagan received
48 per cent of the Republican vote in Tuesday's Illinois primary and is
favored in the upcoming New York election.

AP Photo
JOHN ANDERSON VISITS with his 94-year-old father, Albin, at his home-
town headquarters in Rockford, Illinois. The GOP contender's father, who
immigrated to the U.S. from Sweden at the age of 15, says he "never dared
think" he would live to see his son run for president. Anderson came in
second in Tuesday's Illinois Republican primary.

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campus, as well as in the Orientation Office, the Natural
Resources Counseling Office, the Institute of Public Policy
Studies, and the Developmental Psychology Department,
and other University departments. Students may obtain
more housing information through the Off Campus Housing
Office, which has an availability' list from about 500
management companies and individual owners. C
Top award for prof
Halvor Niels Christensen, a University 'professor of
biological chemistry, delivered the annual Henry Russel
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speech last Friday because "two pages were stuck
together," says his chief anti-inflation advisor, Alfred
Kahn. Kahn disclosed the omission after members of the
Senate Banking Committee expressed disappointment
Monday that Carter had failed to speak forcefully in favor
of reforming government regulations. Kahn said the
information was in the speech, but it was "unfortunately
missed.... The president overlooked it because two pages
were stuck together." One of the overlooked paragraphs
said, "As much as possible, we need to let the private
enterprise system be free to compete. We have succeeded
in deregulating airlines . Iurg the Congresnsto need

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Trust was removed yesterday for repairs, according to
bank spokesman Dick Dorner. The sign has been out of
commission for a couple of weeks. The 20-year-old sign will
be updated with the installation of new equipment, reported
Dorner. In the meantime, wear your watch and carry a
thermometer.
On the inside
Corporate greed is not the only problem with nuclear
power, on the editorial page . . . a preview of the men's
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