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Ex prof questions

tenure denial

Editor's note: Every year, dozens
of assistant and associate professors
face an important question: Has
their scholarly work been good
enough to warrant a permanent
assignment as a University
professor? Only about half of the
aspirants are granted the cherished
Many of the rejected professors
have impressive credentials that
could make a casual observer won-
der why these scholars would be
denied promotions. But competition
in the academic arena is fierce,
especially at an institution like the

Most of the professors who are
denied tenure leave silently, and
seek employment elsewhere. The en-
tire tenure selection procedure
is characteristically quiet. Those
who grant tenure and affected
professors generally do, not make
revealing public comments.
Occasionally, however, a par-
ticular case sheds light on the
mysterious tenure procedure.
Students who believe a professor
should have been awarded tenure
may stage protests and demand in-
vestigations, or the professor may
publicly challenge the wisdom or
propriety of the decision.

The case of Clement Henry, a
former associate professor of
political science, is unusual because
of the number of people either
directly involved in, or close to, the
decision-making who have been
willing to discuss the reasons Henry
was denied tenure.
Together, their comments provide
a revealing look into the tenure
* * *
Clement Henry, a former associate
professor of political science, suspects
he was denied tenure last March by the
LSA executive committee because of

his personal political beliefs and his
area of specialization.
Many of his colleagues believe his
suspicions may be well-founded.
TWO MEMBERS of the executive
committee, in a rare break in the silen-
ce usually surrounding such decisions,
say the committee refused to promote
him because his latest book was not of a
high enough quality.
Commmittee members say his per-
sonal beliefs were never at issue in the
tenure deliberations.
Henry, who sought a promotion from
a non-tenured associate professorship
to a full professorship, is only the
second faculty membr in the history of
the political science department to be
denied tenure after receiving a

unanimous recommendation for
promotion by the department's faculty
members, according to Sam Elder-
sfeld, a professor of political science.
HE WAS INITIALLY denied tenure
by the committee in February, 1978.
Unlike many faculty members who are
denied promotion once, Henry, with the
full support of his department, received
a second review from the committee
last year.
Henry, Eldersfeld, History Prof. Dick
Mitchell, and former Director of the
Center for Near-Eastern and North
African Studies William Schorger have
hypothesized that Henry was denied
tenure because he specializes in an
area (Near-Eastern and North African
See FORMER, Page 9

... suspects political considerations.

Ninety-One Years
Editorial Freedom

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Mostly sunny today, with a
high near 60. Tonight will
bring clear skies with a low
in the upper 30s.

Vol. XCI, No. 20 Copyright 1980, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, September 26, 1980 Ten Cents Fou teen Pcgoe

Iraq takes
Vital port;
4-day war
From UPI and AP
BAGDAD, Iraq - Iraq said it
caputred Iran's vital oil port city of
Khorramshahr yesterday and claimed
the victory, the most significant of the
four-day-old war, had transformed the
city into the "graveyard of the Per-
As the fighting escalated, with Iraqi
and Iranian warplanes bombing each
other's oil installations in relentless at-
tacks, thousands of fore gns fled the
war zone. An Iraqi vice premier said
Iraq had achieved its objectives and
would end the war if Iran agreed to cer-
tain conditions.
Irai Defense Minister Adnan
Khairallah,, speaking in Beirut,
Lebanon, said his country's goals were:
redefinition of part of the Iran-Iraq
border; protection of the Arabic-
speaking minority in southern Iran;
and the return to Arab sovereignty of
the islands of Abu Mousa and the
Greater and Lesser Tunbs, which were
seized by the Iranians in 1971.
IRAQI TANKS and troops also knifed
further into Iran and claimed to control
100 square miles of Iranian tertitory.
Meanwhile, the United States and its
European allies held discussions on the
formation of an allied naval force to
protect the 24-mile-wide Strait of Hor-
See IRAQ, Page 5

Senator wants

panel review


A state legislator said yesterday he'd like to see the
:University athletic department use its "generous" funds tc
help a troubled state and has asked to see the athletic depar-
tment's financial records.
State Sen. Bill Huffman (D-Madison Heights), chairmar
of the Senate higher education appropriation subcommittee,
said his panel would not approve certain University building
k projects until the legislatue got a look at the athletic depar-
y tment's books.
Huffman and University President Harold Shapiro both
said they don't expect the appropriations committee to have
trouble securing the records.
THE PROBLEM, AS Huffman sees it, is that the athletic
department is making money, while the rest of the Univer
sity "is broke." The state, which is financially obligated to
the University, is also "broke,"lHuffman said.
"It's a time of crisis. We can't meet the payroll and we'd
like for some of our good friends.. . to help us out," Huffman
said. "Normally I wouldn't do this."
Huffman said his committee has seen "roughed-out sket-
ches" of the athletic department's money. He said he is cer-
tain "they've (the athletic department) got a lot of money."
"DEPENDING ON what side of the street you're from in
APPhoto Ann Arbor, you either eat at the worst restaurant or the best
r smallrestaurant," Huffman said, comparing the finances of the
aq, has academic portion of the University to those of the inter
collegiate athletic department.

TWO IRANIAN WOMEN stand guard at a bunker that protects thei
village in the province of Ilam. The province, which borders with Ira
been the scene of fierce fighting.

The most recent financial statements show a balance of
almost $3.8 million in the department's current fund.
Huffman doesn't envision Athletic Director Don Canharn
handing Shapiro a check to hire a few new professors.
"I DON'T THINK it's a question of sharing," Shapiro
said. It's more a question of the state having an opinion on the
University's internal financial affairs, he said.
Though the athletic department is part of the Univer-
sity and ultimately controlled by the Regents, it is financially
autonomous. The department can spend the money it ear-
ns-primarily through ticket sales-without University ad-
ministrators looking over its shoulder.
The University, in turn, is not obligated to share its
revenues with the athletic department. University officials
seem happy within the current system, which is different
from that at most other colleges and universities around the
country. Huffman's suggestion challenges the athletic depar-
tment's financial autonomy.
ONE OF THE projects Huffman has threatened to hold
back approval on is a $1.6 million athletic field house. Con-
struction on the field house is almost complete, however, and
is scheduled to be finished in late November.
Shapiro said Huffman has been very supportive. He said
he doesn't believe the legislator will undermine projects im-
portant to the University. Another of the threatened projects
is the plan for a replacement hospital.
If Huffman gets the financial records he wants next week,
See SENATOR, Page 7
Y, . Reagan last night rejected a League of
Women Voters' proposal for two more
presidential debates, the first a one-on-
one encounter with President Carter
and the last a three-way confrontation
including independent John B. Ander-
3The president earlier had accepted
the proposal to, meet Reagan during the
week of Oct. 12 and then appear again
with both Reagan and Anderson the
- week of Oct. 26.
But Reagan threw cold water on the
league's program, whose sponsorship
he formerly had embraced while
chastising the president for not ap-
pearing in the initial debate last sun-
REEN O'MALLEY day. Only Reagan and Anderson par-
audit dispute. ticipated then.
See REAGAN, Page 9

Agencies ignore city
Both sides threaten court action

audit order

A dispute over whether .federally
funded CDBG public service agencies
should submit to a city-ordered audit of
agency profits may be headed for court
The funding of two local agencies, the
Model Cities Health Center and Model
Cities Legal Services, was suspended
Sept. 5, when they refused to cooperate
with a full audit of their financial
records, and thus constituted a "serious
breach of contract between the city and
those agencies," City Administrator
Terry Sprenkel said yesterday.
SPRENKEL SAID AN audit became
necessary when the city learned from
IRS reports that the health center had
failed to report to the city half of its in-
come earned over a four year period.
As a result, he explained, the center's
operating expenses were less than the'
funding provided by the city-leaving
the organization with a net surplus of at

least $275,000.
"Those funds should have been used
to reduce the city payments to that
agency or to expand the services ren-
dered by other eligible agencies,"
Sprenkel said.
IN A CITY report outlining the audit
dispute, the health center was accused
" Failing to report, and misrepresen-
ting the amount of, its income.
" Using city funds to generate a sub-
stantial surplus.
" Failing to "match" city payments
as required by 1977, '78 and '79 contrac-
" Seeking funds when it apparently
did not need such funds.
* Failing to cooperate with auditors
as required by a council resolution and
agency contract.
Sprenkel suggested that if the agen-
cies continue their refusal to divulge
financial resources, the city will seek
circuit court action for an "accoun-

ALBERT WHEELER, volunteer con-
sultant for the health center, said the
city report is "full of distortions" and
hinted he is planning to file suit against
the city.
"That's a damn lie," he said of the
$275,000 surplus figure. "According to
my calculations, that figure is off by at
least $100,000.,"
Wheeler, a University professor of
microbiology and" former Ann Arbor
mayor, said the surplus money has
been invested in money market cer-
tificates or deposited in a bank account.
HE LABELED a report statement
that "none of the income generated
from fees of investments appears to
have been used for program purposes
to serve low and moderate income
clients" a "flagrant" lie. "We have
never had one complaint launched
against us in that respect," he said.
Wheeler contends the city has no
See CDBG, Page 8

Daily Photo by MAU
CITY ADMINISTRATOR Terry Sprenkel explains CDBGa

State of the University
deliver his State of the University address in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre at 8 p.m. on
Monday, Oct. 6. Distinguished faculty awards
will .be presented during the program. In ad-

Instead, his plan was to skirt the state's scalping laws by
"giving" away his $48 Masters Golf Tournament ticket
with the candy. Unfortunately for Risner, the proposed
customer-an undercover police officer-was more in-
terested in the scheme than the candy. While the judge
probably looked at the offer as a "sweet" gesture, he
nonetheless delivered a guilty verdict d c .
PINTmnw n t. A

High roller
Sometimes you win, and sometimes you. . . WIN. Wed-
nesday night at Binion's Horseshoe Club in Las Vegas, an
unidentified gambler won, and won big. He entered the
casino, after being assured by club president Jack Binion
that no bet is too big, and laid down two suitcases on the
crap table: one loaded with $770,000 and one empty. He
plunked his entire bet down on the "don't pass" line. The
woman who was rolling the dice threw a six, which became
the "point," then rolled a nine, and on the third roll, came

panied by cold cider, and finish with a mouth-watering
dessert of apple pie and turnovers. Sound scrumptious?
Good, because the Agriculture Department predicts a
record apple crop for this year, and the wonderful red ones
will be showing up en masse at local markets in the coming
weeks. And for you non-vegetarians, it should come as good
news that pork production is on the upswing, and prices
should be lower in this area. So enjoy lots of pork in Oc-
tober. With what you ask? Easy: Applesauce. n




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