The Michigan Daily-Saturday, October 10, 1981 -Page 3
RA, RD firing decision
By JENNIFER MILLER plemented
Housing officials met yesterday and and RDs t
chose to postpone until Monday a hours asc
decision on the possible firing of nine employme
RAs and RDs who do not meet the 2.5 applicatio
grade point average requirement. THOSE
Robert Hughes, housing director, and requiremi
John Finn, associate director of student minationr
relations, said they will be discussing At the
several options with the dorm4' problem c
building directors. midst of ti
"THERE'S a possibility of doing e delay wJ
several things - we will review our op- getting tr
tins," Finn said. "A solution is forth- the fall," t
coming." Both Fl
Hughes said that after further tran- the RAs a
script review yesterday, only nine RAs the 2.5 ave
and RDs may now lose their jobs. Ten ANOTH
students' transcripts were in doubt sley Dire
Wednesday, according to Charlene Bursley
Coady, assistant director of in- GPAs we
residence staff. two Burs
The RA and RD jobs may be in Gould sai
jeopardy as a result of a new policy im- ts' jobs w
d this year. It requires RAs
to have 2.5 GPA and 55 credit
of the beginning of fall term
ent, instead of at the time of
n, as in the past.
RAs AND RDs below the 2,.5
ent were to be given job ter-
notices on Monday.
heart of the issue is the
of possibly firing RAs in the
he fall term, Hughes said. Th-'
as caused by "the difficulty of
anscripts and information in
inn and Hughes stressed that
nd RDs knew they had to have
erage when fall term started.
JER ISSUE raised is that Bur-
ctor Caroline Gould and the
students involved say their
re affected by the murder of
ley residents last April 17.
d no decision on these studen-
will be made until after Mon-
The GPA and credit hour
requirement "are long-standing
regulations," Hughes said. The
requirements are "to insure that the
people advising students have a good
academic standing. It doesn't inean(
students with a lower GPA might not be
a good staff member." Hughes also
said that the demands of an RA job may
cause academic difficulties for a
student with a low GPA.
Finn said the housing office had
hoped the new policy would benefit RA
and RD applicants, "but baby, it back-
fired," he said. The policy would:
benefit students by giving them extra-
time between the time of application
and the start of the fall term to attain a:
2.5 average, Finn said.
The extra time would also provide "a
better opportunity to recruit minorities,:,
because of the adjustment problems a_
minority student usually has when he
starts here," Finn said.
PRESIDENT REAGAN READS a statement of condolence for slain Egyptian President Anwar Sadat Thursday at the
White House. Flanking Reagan are former presidents Ford, Nixon and Carter. The three former presidents will
represent the United States today at Sadat's funeral.
for Sadlat fueral;
From AP and UPI
CAIRO, Egypt- In the emotional atmosphere of a
mourning Cairo, the United States and Israel vowed
yesterday to join hands with Egypt's new leader to-
complete the peacemaking of assassinated President
The Egyptian government battled fundamentalist
Moslem snipers in a city south pf Cairo and took
strong security measures to protect the scores of
world leaders who assembled in the capitol for
Sadat's funeral Saturday. Riot police backed by ar-
mored personnel carriers guarded the streets, key
installations and the residence of President-
designate Hosni Mubarak.
THE ATMOSPHERE was charged by a warning
from exiled leader Gen. Saadeddin Shazli that Cairo
was unsafe for foreign officials attending the funeral,
and an appeal from Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeini for the Egyptian people to revolt and
proclaim an Islamic republic.
But Egyptian authorities said there was no unrest
in Cairo and vowed to protect the dignitaries arriving
for the services, including Secretary of State Alexan-
der Haig Jr., former presidents Jimmy Carter,
Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon, and Israeli Prime
Minister Menachem Begin..
Arriving aboard Air Force One after some delicate
protocol maneuvers over how to seat the former
presidents, the U.S. delegation was led by Haig, who
paid a call on Mubarak and was staying on after the
funeral for more serious Mideast talks.
"THERE CAN BE no finer memorial to Anwar El-
Sadat," Haig said upon his arrival, "than to bring to
the Middle East a full and comprehensive peace and
to Egypt the better life he*sought for his people." To
"allow our grief to impede the task that Anwar El-
Sadat began ... will have done him a greater in-
justice than the assassins who took his life," Haig ad-
Sadat, his body still resting at the armed forces
hospital, was to be buried next to the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier barely 400 yards from the spot
where he was gunned down while reviewing a
military parade Tuesday.
The government has discounted the claims of
various groups that took responsibility for the
assassination, saying the gunmen were four Moslem
fanatics who acted alone.
DISCLOSING MORE details of the deed, the
Defense Ministry released the full name of the leader
of the assassins, who were wounded and captured. A
spokesman said army Lt. Khaled Ahmed Shawki Al=
Islambouli planned the attack because he was "blin-
ded by 'black grudge" following the arrest of his
brother in a crackdown on Moslem militants last
Sadat's simple funeral, the ceremony greatly cur-
tailed because of security risks,,was to begin at 3 a.m.
From there, Sadat's body was to be flown by
helicopter to the parade ground where ironically he
faced his own grave moments before he was shot. The
body was to be placed on a gun carriage and followed
by the assemblage of presidents and prime ministers
and kings and princes( in a solemn 900-yard
procession to the tomb.
Haig said the atmosphere aboard Air Force One
was "electric" as Carter, Ford, and Nixon took their
seats in the plane that once carried each of them
around the world.
Dolores Keane, John Faulkner, and Eamonn Curran, from Ireland, will
perform on pipes, concertina, bouzouki, and vocals at the Ark, 1421 Hill
tonight. The door opens at 8:30 p.m. and performance starts at 9 p.m.
ediatrics-Alien, MLB 3,7 & 9:30 p.m.
y Cinema II-The Seven Samurai, Angell Hall Aud. A, 8 p.m.
Cinema Guild-Mon Oncle D'Amerique, Lorch Hall Aud., 7 & 9:15 p.m.
4 AAFC - Urban Cowboy,;MLB 4,7 & 9:30 p.m.
Alternative Action - Brubaker, Nat. Sci., 7 & 9:15 p.m.
Gray Panthers-Zina Zumita of the Ann Arbor Coalition for a Fair Budget,
"Social Implications of Reaganomics," Ann Arbor Firehouse, 107 N. 5th
Ave., 3-5 p.m.
Center for Russian and East European Studies/Judiac Studies-A
Festival of Yiddish Culture, Dramatic Reading, Joseph Buloff, "Readings
from Yiddish Literature," Residential College Thrter, 8 p.m.
School of Music-Faculty Dance Recital, Greg Ballard & Gay Delanghe,
"Solo Piano and Solo Dance," Dance Bldg., 8 p.m.
U -M Professional Theatre Program-Blood Knot, Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater, 8 p.m.
Steve & Annie Wamberg-Music, Comedy, and Drama, Church of the
Nazarene, 409 S. Division, 7 p.m.
Univ. Musical Society-Mozart's' "Don Giovanni," Power Center, 8 p.m.
Office of Major Events--Concert, Gordon Lightfoot, Hill Aud., 8 p.m.
A=Go-Club-Mtg., 1433 Mason Hall, 2-7 p.m.
PIRGIM-Boycott Nestle Task Force mtg., Fourth floor Michigan Union,
2 p.m., New volunteers welcome.
Grad. Christian Fellowship-Potluck, 445 So. 4th Ave., 6p.m.
Artists and Craftsmen Guild-Fall Exhibition, Briarwood Mall.
Wholistic Health Council-Psychic Art Workshop by Kay Gould, Detroit
Unity Tenple, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hillel-Mincha-Seudah Shlishis (light meal), 1429 Hill St., 6:30 p.m.
Student Chapter of the Rusiananda Ashiam-Intro to Yoga & Meditation,
640 Oxford St., 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch Inlcuded. $20 registration fee.
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Sadat's active widow
takes solace in Islam
CAIRO, Egypt (AP)-Jihan Sadat, an bear it bravely because this is what
active partner in slain President Anwar Anwar would have expected of me."
Sadat's drive for a progressive Egypt in Fate and the will of God, or Allah, are
their three decades of marriage, has key tenets of the tradition-bound
taken solace in the Moslem faith that Islamic faith..
sustained her devoutly religious MRS. SADAT, 48, had been married
husband in his crises. to the late president for 31 years and
A witness to his assassination during was perhaps the most active first lady
a military parade Tuesday, Sadat's in the Middle East. A mother of four
shaken widow has received close frien- children who returned to college for ad-
ds and family expressing condolences vanced degrees in literature, she
and remained under sedation ordered pushed women's rights and im-
by doctors. provements in the lives of all Egyp-
SHE COLLAPSED murmuring "An- tians. She championed birth control,
war" at Maadi hospital when told he literacy and charitable causes. She
had died, friends said, and tearfully has was undaunted by criticism from ultra-
told them she accepts his death as conservative Moslems leveled at her as
Allah's will. well as at her husband, believing
"It is.his will, and this is my fate," economic well-being was a key to
she mourned to an old friend. "I must Egypt's stability.
Of plot against
LOS ANGELES (UPI)- Security ween the CIA a
forces in Egypt uncovered an The Egyptians
assassination plot against Anwar Sadat who disclosed t
last month and advised the CIA, but a taken into cust
roundup of 70 plotters failed to thwart The Egyptiai
the gunmen, it was reported yesterday. CIA believe th
The Los Angeles Times, quoting tremists-som
unidentified U.S. intelligence sources, and perpetra
reported that the assailants arrested sources told th
Tuesday, revealed under questioning sources also
that they were directly connected to the Libyan or othe
plotters arrested three weeks ago. spiracy has be
"The Egyptians thought they had it The Times;
all," one of the American sources told experts were
the Times. mance of Sadi
When the plot was first discovered they had been
three weeks ago, the newspaper said, country as pa
there were extensive discussions bet- enhance Sadat'
"The financial situation is the most
important thing to concentrate on," she
said in a 1979 interview before Sadat
headed to 'Washington to sign a peace
treaty with Israel. "If it is not im-
proved, then we could -kexpect
something lilfe happened in Iran. Later
on, not this year or next year, but it will
come if the financial situation will stay
as it is."
In an interview published this week in
the Los Angeles Times, Mrs. Sadat said
she had put her faith "in fate" when she
realized that her husband's peace
policy with Israel and his drive for
progress had made him a marked man.
Mrs. Sadat became a lecturer at
Cairo University after receiving
bachelor's and master's degrees in
David with Zakes
October 8-11, 15-18
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in Mich. League
and Sadat's security men.
arrested about 20 people
the identities of 50 others
n security forces and the
hat a small group of ex-
e in the military-plotted
ted the assassination,
e paper. The intelligence
said no sign of direct
r outside aid for the con-
said American security
chagrined at the perfot-
at's bodyguards because
trained for a year in this
art of a CIA program to
MUSICA DEhMERICA LATINA-A SERIES OF CONCERTS OF LATIN AMERICAN
MUSIC. "PENA" in Latin America is a reunion of musicians in an informal
atmosphere sharing their music and art. Empanadas, punch and the pursuit
of Solidarity are part of the meaning of "pena". We invite you to join us.
October 11, Sunday 7:30 pm/Admission $3.50
ISMAEL DURAN (Chilean) has performed widely in the mid-
west and has also sung with Los Companeros in Toronto.
JOSE DOMINGO MURILLO (Colombia)