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New heights,
new challenges
See Editorial, Page 4

Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom

EtaiIu

Nice
Cloudy and mild today, with a chan-
ce of rain, high in the upper 5sO.

Vol. XCIII, No. 71 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, December 4, 1982 Ten Cents Eight Pages

Cutbacks cause
fewer courses,
larger classes

Jobless rate s
in nation,
state climb

By CHERYL BAACKE
Next term, the economics depar-
tment will not be operating up to par.
Economics, like so many other depar-
tments in LSA, is suffering from a lack
of money. The shortage of funds is for-
cing program heads to cut back on the
number of classes being offered, in-
crease the number of students in those
classes, and in some cases, shift the
emphasis in teaching from upper level
to lower level classes.
But University budget cuts hurt
departments the most in one area: A
lack of teachers. Without an adequate
number of professors, the econ6mics
department can solve none of its
problems.
"(THERE HAS been) a decline of
people in the department, and a
doubling of students taking economic
classes," said Economics Prof.
Richard Porter.
The department, Porter said, is of-
fering fewer and larger classes, "but
they're all we can offer given the staff
that we have."
Next year, they hope to improve the
situation by hiring more full-time
faculty members. Now, however, the

department just doesn't have enough
money to hire visiting professors to fill
in the gaps.
"IT'S MORE and more difficult to
find an economics course that truly
interests the student," said Brooks
Crankshaw, a junior economics major.
"Offerings in the econ. department are
sad at best," he said.
Two years ago, Crankshaw made a
list of economics courses he wanted to
take. Now, he said, half of those courses
are not being offered. The basic ones
are, still there, but the upper level
classes are getting hard to find, he said.
The political science department is
also having its troubles, according to
chairman John Kingdon. The problem
in political science, he said, is that the
department is not able to offer as many
400 level courses as it used to. In ad-
dition, the department is not teaching
enough courses in subfields-such as
Latin American political studies.
KINGDON said he is also concerned
about the growing number of students
in each class, especially in the upper
level courses. "I think all of us would
like to have smaller classes. I am not
See CUTBACKS, Page 3

Eager to help out Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL
Two-year-old Carrie Harlow gets tagged after giving her life savings to the
Galens Fund Drive. Money collected during the drive will go for a holiday
party for hospitalized children.

to new
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The nation's
unemployment rate worsened to a new
post-Depression high of 10.8 percent in
November, with 12 million Americans
out of work, the government reported
yesterday.
Michigan officials, who should have
been inured to bad news by this time,
seemed genuinely stunned yesterday
by a 1% point jump in Michigan's
unemployment rate to a record 16.4
percent in November.
THE LOSS of another 440,000 jobs
nationally in a single month - the
biggest jump in the unemployment rate
since April - sparked new calls for the
lame-duck Congress to approve a jobs
program before it adjourns for the
Christmas holiday.
It triggered a furious storm of
Democratic criticism on Capitol Hill,
where opponents of President Reagan's
policies called it "a natinal disgrace."
Reagan, in Bogota, Columbia on a
Latin American good-will tour, called
the rising unemployment rate a "con-
tinuing tragedy."
"THIS MAKES it more important
than ever that we press forward in our
efforts to create a solid-sustained
recovery," he said.
The government figures showed the
month's only positive signs were a

slight improvement in construction
unemployment and in the service in-
dustries.
The increase in Michigan's unem-
ployment caught state budget officials
by surprise. While they held out some
hope that an upturn is in sight, they
admitted the news was "very serious"
for the state's precarious fiscal
situation.
Michigan Employment Security
Commission Director Martin Taylor
said 699,000 people were without jobs in
November, up from 637,000 the month
before.
Senate Democrats are drafting a $1
billion program including highway
repair and increased jobless benefits to
combat the "national disgrace" of 10.8
percent unemployment, Minority
Leader Robert Byrd said yesterday.
Byrd said Democrats intend to press
for enactment of the plan during the
current lame-duck session of Congress,
despite anticipated strong opposition
from Senate Republicans and the White
House.
"We've got nearly 12 million people
unemployed in this country," Byrd told
reporters a few hours after the Labor
Department announced that unem-
ployment had spurted to a post-
Depressein reocrd in November from
10.4 percent the previous month. "It's a
national disgrace."

Reagan talks drugs in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP)- President Reagan,
protected by an extraordinarily heavy guard, was
cheered and jeered by separate crowds in this capital
yesterday and urged by Colombia's president to halt
the diplomatic boycott of Fidel Castro's regime.
Reagan told Belisario Betancur, leader of this
drug-rich nation, that illegal drugs were "a threat to
the social fabric" of the United States and Colombia
and said he was determined to cut consumption in the
United States. Reagan said he realized the two coun-
tries "do not agree on every issue" and said his trip
was intended to find ways of overcoming differences.
The downtown section of government office
buildings was virtually cleared of people and lined
with armed Colombian guards as Reagan flew from
Catholic
author ties
family to
religiorous
b elieofs
What shapes our images of god and
other religious concepts? It may have
something to do with the relationships
we share with our spouses and parents,
according to Father Andrew Greeley.
Greeley, a noted sociologist,
newspaper columnist, and author of the
best-selling books "Cardinal Sins" and
"Thy Neighbor's Wife," explained in
the Rackham Amphitheater yesterday
that his research shows these relation-
ships to be important.
"DURING THE first year of
marriage, people's religious concepts
seem about the same," Greeley said to
an audience of about 50 people. "This
leads me to believe that people tend to
marry those with similar beliefs and
similar experiences."
By the fifth year of marriage, the
correlation between a couple's concepts
has increased dramatically, Greeley Andrew
said. "So this seems to convey the idea bor's W
See CATHOLIC, Page 2 ch show
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the airport by helicopter to lay a wreath of red roses
at a statue of the nation's liberator, Simon Bolivar.
ARMORED personnel carriers with .50-caliber
machine guns were stationed at major intersections.
Although his Marine helicopter landed only 25 yar-
ds from the statue, security concerns were so great
that Reagan rode in an armored limousine to the
ceremony. Troop cordons kept crowds away.
At three intersections about 200 yards from the
ceremony, some 50 people whistled, jeered and chan-
ted in Spanish "go home" and "assassin."
EARLIER, arriving at the military terminal of El
Dorado airport, Reagan was cheered by about 100
Americans who live in Bogota. They shouted,
"Reagan, Reagan," and the president made a detour

to walk over and tell them how happy he was to be in
Colombia.
Betancur met Reagan at the airport and accom-
panied him to the wreath-laying ceremony. Later,
they went to the presidential palace for a reception,
luncheon and conferences.
In a toast, Betancur said hemispheric peace "is not
achieved by pressures of isolation," referring to
Cuba's exclusion from the Organization of American
States. The United States sponsored the move to oust
Cuba from the OAS in 1964.
THOUGH Betancur did not mention Cuba by name,
his meaning was clear. White House spokesman
David Gergen interpreted the remark as suggesting
See REAGAN, Page 3

Engineering professors
receive average rating
By GEORGEA KOVANIS

A recent survey of graduate
engineering programs throughout the
country has rated the quality of the
faculty in four of the University's
departments as barely above average.
. Professors from schools across the
nation, including eight from the
University, rated 326 of the country's
chemical, electrical, civil, and
mechanical engineering departments
on a scale with 50 as the average.
EDUCATORS ranked the Univer-
sity's chemical engineering faculty as
57. Electrical, civil, and mechanical
engineering scored 64, 61, and 65
respectively in the same category.
Engineering School Dean James
Duderstadt blamed a hiring freeze and
a lack of sustained financial support for
the rating drop.
"Things (scores) could have been
better, but they could have been wor-
se," Duderstadt said.
OTHER MEMBERS of the
engineering school agreed with Duder-
stadt. Engineering is "probably the
most underfunded unit" of the Univer-
sity, according to Prof. George Had-
dad, chairman of electrical
engineering.

'The

survey

(downgrading
going to shake

programs)
bit.'

is

engineering
things up a

-Rane Curl,
chemical engineering professor

Haddad said he blames a "silly policy"
- the hiring freeze - for the average
rating the faculty was given. The
freeze was initiated in 1372 and1
prohibited the school from hiring any
instructor whose rank was higher than
associate professor.1
"Professors would leave and we
weren't able to replace them," Haddad
said. The policy ended with the appoin-
tment of Duderstadt as dean.
SINCE THEN, Haddad said, "things
have changed immensely. Things are
definitely looking up. We were able to1
hire some top-notch faculty members"
to replace those who had moved and1
retired.

According to Prof. Robert Hanson,
chairman of civil engineering, his
department is "very good." However,
he blamed the economy for the low
faculty quality scores. "We are not in-
creasing staff, we've not been able to
hire faculty" because of a lack of
money.
University officials are hesitant to
say money will be pumped into the
engineering school as a means of
bringing up the ratings. According to
Robert Sauve, assistant to the vice
president of academic affairs, "We,
(the University)- have been trying to
beef up the budget of the engineering
See ENGIN., Page 3

Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL
Greeley, Catholic priest and author of the best-seller "They Neigh-
ife," speaks at the Rackham Amphitheatre. Greeley said his resear-
ws people's religious beliefs are determined by their relationships
ir families.

ODAY-
See the world
NTERESTED IN travelling to faraway, exotic lands,
and meeting exciting people? The Michigan Chapter'
of the Circumnavigators Club may have a program
for you. The Club is offering a $5,000 grant to a junior
circumnavigate the world during the summer of 1983.

Aid applications available
DESPITE attempts by the Reagan administration to
seal off the flow of education money to students, the
University's Office of Financial Aid is still functioning. And
therefore financial aid forms for the Spring/Summer terms
are currently available in the Financial Aid Office, 2011
Student Activities Building. Application deadline is
January 20,, 1 2.. Q
Tag day

Washtenaw County. So far, collections are going "pretty
well" this year. Collecting will continue through today, ac-
cording to society secretary Joann Smith. EJ
The Daily almanac
O N THIS DATE in 1957 the Student Government Council
urged the administration to adopt a more precise
marking system. Under the plan; .3 would be added to the

* 1922-In promoting the new film "Some Wild Oats," the
Orphen Theatre posted this warning, "On account of the
delicate subject and scenes men and women will not be ad-
mitted." The theatre provided separate times for men and
women.
" 1967-The trial of three Cinema Guild Board members
accused of attempting to show an obscene motion picture
began.

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