The Michigan Daily-Saturday, January 10, 1981-Page 3
Faculty group advocates smaller 'U'
By MAURA CARRY
The Senate Advisory Committee on University
: airs-in agreement with the University ad-
istration-rejected the notion that "shared
poverty" among all University departments and
rograms is the proper response to the dilemma of
reduced revenues during the coming year.
Instead, the committee proposes that the
University discontinue certain academic and
non-academic programs, cut the budgets of
others, and beef up the remaining units to ensure
the University's reputation as an institution of
superior academic quality.
EMBERS OF THE committee have been
cussing possible methods of dealing with
reduced University revenues by maintaining a
smaller but better university for the past several
SACUA agrees with administration plan
months. SACUA Chairman Arch Naylor will
present the committee's policy resolutions on the
matter to faculty members at the January 19
meeting of the Senate Assembly.
University administrators have already begun
the process of reviewing certain non-academic
programs-including WUOM and the Center for
Research on Learning and Teaching-with the
goal of slicing $3 million from their budgets.
The SACUA resolutions emphasize that the
University's standard of high academic quality
must be maintained, and that this cannot be done
if all areas take an across-the-board budget cut.
Some programs, the committee report said, will
have to be eliminated or substantially cut so that
those that remain are of superior quality,
resulting in the abolition of certain academic and
UNIVERSITY VICE President for Academic
Affairs Bill Frye said earlier this week that he
agrees with the method of selecting some
University programs for budget cuts to ensure
that others will maintain their high standards.
Frye said that the University will have to
make a total of $12.1 million in budget cuts, and
acknowledged that these cuts would be painful to
the departments involved.
The SACUA resolutions do not give specific
guidelines as to how the University should decide
which programs to cut back or eliminate.
THE POLICIES proposed in the resolutions
hold that the tenure system should not be
violated in cases where programs are being
reduced. In the case of programs being com-
pletely discontinued, however, SACUA suggests
that the value of maintaining that program be
weighed heavier than the academic freedom of
faculty members (of which the tenure system is
The SACUA resolution suggests that tenured
and non-tenured faculty members affected by
program reduction or discontinuance be dealt
with using existing University policies, which in-
clude reassignment, retraining, and ter-
mination. These policies have been set forth in
the Regental Bylaws and the Regental
Guidelines for Program Discontinuance.
Faculty participation, in the process of
program reduction and retrenchment will be of
key importance, according to the resolutions.
The committee encourages faculty discussion of
the issues surrounding reduction, and the
publication of reduction plans so that faculty and.
staff members from affected programs may
State bans mining of
unique sand dune
on Lake Michigan
LANSING (UPI)-The state Natural
Resources Commission upheld denial of
a mining company's request to ex-
cavate unique sand dunes near Lake
Michigan yesterday in the first major
test of a 1976 preservation law.
The NRC's unanimous decision to
deny a sand dune mining permit to
Manley Brothers of Indiana, Inc.
marked the first use of an appeals.
process contained in Michigan's 1976
Sand Dune Preservation Act.
The state_ Department of Natural
Resources refused in August 1979 to
give Manley Brothers permission to
mine on 93 acres of Lake Michigan
dunes in Berrien County noting ex-
cavation would irreparably harm the
region. The dunes,'known as the
"Gulliver Peters Site," have been
designated a National Natural Lan-
THUS FAR, THE DNR has issued six
permits and denied mining permission
to Manley Brothers and one other com-
pany. The second refused permit is now
Sand is used by metal processing
Tom Segall of the DNR's geology
division said he expects the sand dune
mining firm to further appeal
decision to the state courts.
"It's our feeling we'll go to the
Michigan Supreme Court if necessary,"
A commission decision on the firm's
appeal had been delayed since early
fall pending a ruling on a potential con-
flict of interest involving two com-
missioners employed by businesses
linked to, the foundry industry. In
December, the state Board of Ethics
ruled there was no conflict.
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This smart horse stays far away from the fire in its owner's barn in Jackson Thursday. The barn burned to the ground despite the efforts of three township
fire departments, but the horse and its stallmates escaped injury.
A "IMMUNE" FR OM RECESSION.WOES?
1980 area sales steady
By SARA ANSPACH,
Whether their sales were up, down, or
*eady during 190, most area mer-
chants agree that Ann Arbor has a
natural "insulation" which keeps the
state's economic woes from biting too
deeply into area store owners' sales
"People aren't hurting as badly in
Ann Arbor," said Bill Costello, owner of
Lake's, a jewelry and gift shop on S.
State Street. "For one thing, we aren't
# cling to blue collar people. The
niversity is still functioning-it's em-
ployees are getting paid. And many, of
the customers are stu4ents from out of
TICE'S MEN'S Shop, like many area
stores, found sales were down slightly
from 1979. "But after talking to other
merchants," said Manager Jim
Calhoun, "We are lucky to be in the
area we're in.
Other merchants also said they were
'unting their blessings after talking
ith colleagues in Detroit.
Billie Muirhead, co-owner of Over the
Rainbow gift shop on William Street
said she is fortunate her business
doesn't depend on sales to those who
have been hit hardest by the state's
How hard a store is hit can "depend,
on what you're selling," she said. "Ex-
pensive items aren't going to sell as
MUIRHEAD SAID she helps to coun-
ter the effects of an ailing economy with
good marketing techniques. For exam-
ple, she said, she started her sale of
gold jewelry in October so people would
have time to put more expensive items
on layaway. And, Muirhead continued,
she tries clever, visible displays to cap-
ture a potential buyer's eye.
The recent holiday season treated
most area merchants fairly. Some
noted particular upswings or downtur-
ns, but most said sales were com-
parable to 1979.
Clothing stores reported a slight in-
crease in the number of sweaters and
outdoor wear sold during December,
and record shops said that John Lennon
and Beatle albums were popular gifts.
SOMETIMES IT WAS the off-beat
gift that sold the best. Teresa Geisler,
manager of Middle Earth on S. Univer-
sity Street, said one of the gift shops'
best-selling items in December were
hand-knitted socks with leather soles
"Fantasy" items such as sand castles
and porcelain masks sold well at Lake's
over the holiday. And Muirhead said
her "cheerful" rainbow-colored items
at Over the Rainbow were popular gifts
.for those who hoped to brighten up
a depressed year.
Most merchants were unwilling to
make any predictions about the coming
year this early in the game.
"1981 will be a year to watch," noted
Tom Borders, spokesman for the State,
Street Area Association. "Nobody
knows what is going to happen."
"This year will be the interesting
one," agreed Michael Lang, manager
of Schoolkids Records on E. Liberty
Street. He said Ann Arbor is usually a
"novelty" area that doesn't feel the
brunt of a statewide recession, but with
the University cutting back on funds,
anything is possible in 1981.
A cciden I njures i tree
Three persons, including two
University students, were injured in
a traffic accident Thursday in which
one car came to a halt by slamming
into a tree. All three persons were
treated at University Hospital and
According to Ann Arbor Police
Sgt. Harold Tinsey, 19-year-old John
Ball of Wyandotte was driving
southbound on S. State Street near
Dewey when he attempted to pass to
the right of another vehicle. Ball
struck a snowbank and careened in-
to a car backing out of a driveway on
the west side of the street.
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