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Vol. XCIII, No. 54 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, November 10, 1982 Ten Cents Ten Pages

'U', nuclear
reactor fnds
may be cut
By BILL SPINDLE
As part of the University's continuing attempts to save
money, North Campus' nuclear reactor may be forced to
rate with a budget cut of $100,000 over the next few years.
A committee set up to review the project recommended that
University support for the Phoenix Nuclear Reactor Project by
put during the next three years by $100,000.
"A FINAL decision on the reduction will not be made until the
project's director completes a plan on how the unit would handle
the cuts, said Robert Sauve, assistant to the vice president for
academic affairs.
The review of the reactor-not directly a result of the ad-
ministration's five-year plan-is a part-of an "all out effort" be
the University to examine every school, college, and program
i ways to reduce support from the general fund, the Univer-
's main treasury, Sauve said.
The proposed cut or $100,000 is nearly one quarter of the sup-
port the project receives from the general fund. The project's
total budget is $800,000.,
TO MAKE up for some of the loss in funds, the review commit-
tee recommended the project attempt to increase revenue from
private groups that pay to use the reactor. Such groups include
power companies that need to train employees for nuclear
power plants.
Similar facilities raise money by renting time out to commer-
cial'and industrial firms, said engineering Dean James
*derstadt.
T See UNIVERSITY, Page 6

'U

officers

to discuss
research firm

By JIM SPARKS
Research ideas may come closer to being
marketable products, as University ad-
ministrators and deans discuss today the
possibility of forming a Michigan Research
Corporation.
The proposed MRC would be a private
corporation that would attempt to develop
and market the ideas of the University's
researchers.
SO FAR, formation of the MRC has been
slow, with the University faculty putting off
approval or disapproval of the matter
because of a lack of information. Faculty
members said the plan seemed too unclear t
to vote on.
The plan for the corporation has been con-
troversial, and many questions regarding
profit and academics have been raised.
Because of this controversy, some faculty-
members were taken by surprise at today's
administrative meeting.
University President Harold Shapiro,
however, said today's meeting of ad-
ministrators and deans will only be a

discussion of the MRC, and a decision on the
corporation won't come for some time.
ENGINEERING Prof. Thomas Senior, a
member of the Research Policies Commit-
tee of the faculty senate, said the MRC is on
the committee's agenda, but hasn't been
dealt with yet because they thought "it was
on the back burner."
The faculty senate put off a decision on the
MRC in June, waiting for a more detailed
proposal from the corporation's planners,
Engineering Prof. Walton Hancock and
Larry Crockett, of the Institute for Science
and Technology.
Monday, Ronald Bishop, chairman of the
faculty senate, said he would schedule the
December meeting of the faculty senate for
a date before the December Regents'
meeting so the faculty can vote on the
proposal.
IN MAY, LSA Dean Peter Steiner - who
will be present at today's meeting - and the
LSA Executive Committee strongly rejec-
ted a proposal for establishing the MRC, a
See UNIVERSITY, Page 6

Doily Photo by DOUG McMAHON

The University's Phoenix Nuclear Reactor, located on North Campus, faces a possible
$100,000 budget cut.

Enrollm
By ROB FRANK
Black student leaders are reacting
with frustration and resignation to
*esterday's announcement that black
ehrollment at the University has con-
tinued to slide this year.
'The statistics, obtained by the Daily
Monday, are the most recent indication
that the University is falling farther
from meeting the goal of 10 percent
black enrollment it set in 1970. Black
enrollment this year fell to 4.7 percent,
down from 4.9 percent last year.
IN CONTRAST to the early 1970s,
however, when students reacted

ent drop
angrily to the University's inability to
meet that goal, black leaders yesterday
said they were not surprised by the
news and don't expect to see any
significant gains in the near future.
"It's hard to see the light at the end of
the tunnel," said Michael Sudarkasa, a
member of the Black Student Union, of
the falling enrollment. "I could have
predicted this (year's) fall, and I ex-
pect to see another fall next year."
"If you're doing badly (in black
enrollment), it's easy to do worse,"
said Patrick Mason, a minority peer
advisor in West Quad. "There's not
going to be any change soon. And unless

frustrates blacks

there's a major change in attitude,.
there's not going to be a change for1
another 10 or 15 years."1
MASON, A fourth-year graduate
student, said he is not convinced by the
University's promises that it is trying
to meet its 1970 goal. "Anybody can be
committed when it's easy," he said.
"You show your commitment when the
times are tough by what you put your
dollars into. And the University is not
putting its dollars into the problems of
black students."
Stephon Johnson, Michigan Student
Assembly vice president, said,
however, he would not be satisfied even

if the University were able to bring
black enrollment up to the elusive 10
percent goal. "I'd like to see the
maximum number of black students
possible," he said. "I think the Univer-
sity should have a number propor-
tionate to the number (of blacks who
live) in the state of Michigan."
Top University administrators said
Monday they, too, were frustrated with
their inability to attract more blacks to
the University and to keep them here
once their arrive. Both President
Harold Shapiro and Billy Frye, Vice
See BLACKS, Page 6

Study sees few jobs for grads

By PERRY CLARK
Special to the Daily
LANSING- If you're planning to graduate next
spring, it may be harder to find a job than you had an-
ticipated, according to a study scheduled to be
released Monday.
"The class of 1983 is probably going to have as dif-
Ticult a time as any class in the last decade," said
Michigan State University placement Services Direc-
tor John Shingleton, who co-authored the study with
assistant director Patrick Scheetz. "The large
majority will find jobs, but it will be tougher,"
Shingleton said.
SOME FIELDS will be harder to break into than
others. Students with technical degrees, such as
engineering, computer science, and accounting will

do well, although not as well as in past years,
Shingleton noted. One or two job offers will be the
norm, instead of the three or four offers such students
used to receive.
Students from the social sciences, education, and
communication arts will find the job market ex-
ceedingly tight. Finding a job in these fields will be
much harder than finding jobs in technical fields.
Salaries for beginning level positions will average
only one percent to three percent higher than last
year, Shingleton said. Because of inflation, this ac-
tually represents a decrease in real dollars. Many
employers are actually lowering their starting
salaries this year, he said.
"EMPLOYERS only pay what they have to pay,"
Shingleton said. Students with engineering or accoun-

ting degrees can expect salary offers as high as
$27,000, while those with liberal arts degrees will
frequently be paid half that amount or less.
The reasons for the bleak outlook are threefold. The
primary problem, Shingleton said, is the struggling
economy. Second, because of the recession, most
employers are oriented to lean budgets and that
means cutting, not adding personnel.
The third problem is the American higher
education system, Shingleton said. American
colleges and universities grant over one million bac-
calaureate degrees each year, but the economy
doesn't generate enough jobs to employ that number
of graduates. College and university graduates often
experience a period of unemployment or underem-
See STUDY, Page 2

LeadersDaily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
Leaders'
Adm. Hyman Rickover (left), the "father of the nuclear navy," and Univer-
sity President Harold Shapiro sit before more than 1,000 people gathered to
hear Rickover's speech yesterday at Rackham Lecture Hall. See story,
Page 3.

Student
residences
not secure,
po lice say

By SHARON SILBAR
Students living in Ann Arbor have a real in-
security problem. Their residences may not be safe
from intruders, and the law doesn't require them to
be.
In one isolated area alone, bounded by South
University, South Forest, Wells, and East Univer-
sity, there have been over 30 break-ins since July,
according to Ann Arbor Police Detective Jerry
Wright, of the Crime Prevention Bureau. "This is a
real problem," he said.
THE ANN Arbor Tenants Union has noticed that
students are getting more concerned about the
safety of their homes. Laurie Russman, an AATU
worker, said she has seen an increase since last
year in the number of complaints, primarily from
women, that they just don't feel safe where they
live. "When I notice a pattern, three to four calls a
week, this indicates a larger problem," she said.

Most of the locks on campus-area houses and
apartments are not specifically designed to make
the residence more safe, according to Wright.
"Most are meant for privacy, not for security," he
said. *
This situation, however, is perfectly legal. "To
this day, we really don't have a (housing) security,
code," said William Yadlosky, Ann Arbor Superin-
tendent of Housing. Window locks are not required,
and door locks that can be opened with a credit card
are completely up-to-code, he said.
WITHIN THE next six weeks, however, the Ann
Arbor City Council will be considering an ordinance
designed to "make every rental unit in this com-
munity secure from all but the most trained
burglars (or rapists) around," said Lowell Peterson
(D-First Ward), who said he will be introducing the
bill.
The ordinance would call for mandatory one-inch
deadbolt locks, with long screws on the throw plate
(the part which receives the bolt), on all outside

doors of rental units, Peterson said. Window pins,
which prevent a window from being opened from
the outside, and peepholes would also be required
by the ordinance, he said.
This ordinance would be "like a cheap insurance
policy" for both landlord and tenant, said Paul
Teich, of Student Legal Services. Peterson agreed,
calling the ordinance "pretty logical due to its low
cost and high effectiveness."
ANN ARBOR landlord David Copi questioned the
need for window locks, though he agreed that the
ordinance's other provisions would be useful. Copi,
who said his units are secure, would "advise studen-
ts to become more security conscious. That is more
valuable than a regular one-inch deadbolt."
Madison, Wis., where the University of Wisconsin
is located, recently passed a similar ordinance,
Wright said. Madison has seen a 47 percent reduc-
tion in crime since its passing, Wright said.
See UNPROTECTED, Page 6

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'The guy c
any wind
kick any
He just
locks.'

didn't smash
lows, didn't

doors
broke

in.
bad

-A student
burglary victim

-TO DAY
Bo does late night TV
IGHTLINE WENT a little maize and blue
Monday night. The ABC news show, for its three-
part. series covering controversies in college
sports, broadcast a live interview with Wolverine
coach Bo Schembechler from the Michigan practice field.
Bo skirted most of Nightline moderator Ted Koppel's

Let the penguins alone
T HE BRITISH army is taking six million penguins
under its proverbial wing in the Falkland Islands.
The flightless birds, who live along the shores of the South
Atlantic islands, have their own army officer serving as a
personal bodyguard. Major John Charteris of the Royal
Scots Regiment said his Falkland duties include "making
sure the penguins are not disturbed." British forces retook
the islands from Argentine invaders who surrendered last
June after a 74-day undeclared war. The troops were

the rarest and largest of the
berth.

species-get a three-mile

Bogie ruffles feathers
B OGART LANDED in the slammer after bad-mouthing
a police officer. The outspoken parrot from Memphis,
Tenn. was turned over to the animal shelter while his
owner, 34-year-old Ronald Mills was booked. on drunken
driving charges. Patrolman Dave Boyce said he stopped
Mills on suspicion of drunken driving last Monday, only to
hear insulting remarks coming from the car's front seat.
Boyce said he warned Mills to watch his language, but the

discrimination" against students.
Also on this date in history:
" 1943-The Pan-Hellenic Assembly and the Women's
War Council proposed a "lights out at 11:30" policy to "help
University women to maintain good health, conserve fuel,
lighten the load on electrical circuits and save light bulbs."
* 1962-The Department of Speech and the Michigan
Union presented a debate between Oxford University
(England) and the University of Michigan. The topic was
"Should radio and TV broadcasting be removed from
commercial ownership."
" 1970-Chairmen of several University denartments

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