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University
reaff irs
'S.African
ivestment
policy
By FANNIE WEINSTEN
Rather than 4comply with legislation
requiring state colleges to divest from
companies operating in racially-
segregated South Africa, the University
yesterday reaffirmed its plans to con-
tinue to simply ask these companies to
abandon discriminatory practices.
'Our first objective is to get change,''
University Chief °Financial Officer
James Brinkerhoff told the faculty
Senate Assembly. "Many (people) do
not realize that we don't invest in com-
panies because of their South African
activities ," he said.
MANY UNIVERSITY administrators
have questioned the constitutionality of
the law, which the state recently
passed, and suggest the University just
ignore it.
kBrinkerhoff, who said the main issue
it the University's autonomy, argued
the University has met its social
responsibility.
M "There has been contact with
organizations (which operate in South
Africa) constantly," he said. For
example, Brinkerhoff cited Black and
Decker, which he said has been
":tooling up" to make changes in its
employment policies.
B THE SENATE'S Financial Affairs
Committee is working on a resolution
4n the issue which may be presented at
next month's senate meeting, accor-
ding to the committee's chairman,
usiness Prof. Thomas Gies.
In addition to looking at the issue of
caisbcueo herSuhArcn

Pirates sack cable

The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, January 18, 1983-Page 3
T. V. profits

By NEIL CHASE
With wire reports
Cable television operators in Michigan estimate
that theft of their signals costs them - and the cities
to which they pay franchise fees - millions of dollars
every year. Throughout the state, they are cracking
down and threatening cable pirates with prosecution.
"Anybody can steal the service," said Ben Hooks,
vice president of Daniels and Associates, the parent
company of Ann Arbor Cablevision. No estimates are
available for Ann Arbor, but in Lansing, officials of
Continental Cablevision estimate up to 15 percent of
the homes in their area are stealing services at an
estimated cost of $1.5 million.

CABLE PIRACY IS prohibited by state and local
laws, and operators are conducting street surveys of
their cities to find the people who are not paying for
the service. The audit requires employees to check
each home in the service area for evidence of a cable
hookup.
If a person is connected but has not subscribed,
Hooks said, the company will either start billing for
the service or remove the equipment. If a person
refuses to comply or reconnects the service after-
wards, he said, the case may be prosecuted..
"We'd rather have a paying subscriber," Hooks
said.
In June, 1982, Ann Arbor Cablevision ran adver-
tisements in the Daily and the Ann Arbor News of-

fering amnesty to illegal subscribers who turned
themselves in. About -a dozen people admitted
stealing the signal and became subscribers during a
10-day grace period, said a Cablevision official at the
time.
The advertisement threatened future pirates with
prosecution, but City Attorney Bruce Laidlaw said
only one of the cases the company has brought to him
was strong enough to prosecute.
The charges in that case were dropped, but
Laidlaw said the law is strong enough that it should
be possible to successfully prosecute the pirates in
the future. "It requires a little digging to find out who
made the connections," he said.

'U' social sciences programs rank in top five

Brinkerhofff
... S. African activities don't pre-
vent investments.
divestment from a broad geographic
perspective, the committee will
examine the responsibility the Univer-
sity has to its investors, Gies said.
Following the Senate Assembly
meeting, University President Harold
Shapiro addressed the entire Univer-
sity Senate on "Openness in the Univer-
sity Community."
SHAPIRO, focusing mainly on
research, said the University must
tread carefully in its relations with out-
side investment agencies. "This can be
a difficult and troublesome area," he
said.
Shapiro said that, although both the
*University and outside investors can
profit tremendously by working
together, these relationships have "the
potential of changing the nature or un-
dermining the quality of the University
community."
The introduction of an outside in-
terest can bring about both a conflict of
interest and a conflict of commitment,
he said. "In most matters, a balanced
and flexible approach is probably most
desirable."

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faculty salaries," said John Kingdon,
chairman of the political science depar-
tment.
David Hollinger, assistant chairman
of the history department, said that
salaries are "going to be a real problem
unless the state and the University can
come up with a way to deal with it."
Hollinger, whose department ranked
first in the number of published articles
and fourth in faculty quality expressed
relief at the good ratings.
"Had we gone down, we would have
felt a little funny . . . It's a time when
administrators are unusually sensitive
to indications of academic quality," he
said.
THE ASSESSMENTS of faculty
quality were made by surveying 5,000
professors and asking them to rate the
faculty of different schools. That
method has been criticized as creating
a popularity contest, which is one of the
reasons this year's survey expanded
the criteria on which each school is
judged.
According to Associate Chairman
Richard Porter of the economics depar-
tment, the ratings are still based on
"hearsay" and do not give an accurate
measure of the department's quality.
"The way you'll lift your ratings is to

hire two abstract math theorists, but
they can't teach, and they'll probably
leave soon," Porter said.
THE ECONOMICS department
ranked 13th in faculty quality, a fact
Porter attributes largely to the loss of
several key faculty members in the last
few years.
"We're thin on superstars, but we
have an awful lot of hard-working
economists, and we could be ranked in
the second half-dozen," Porter said.
Although most professors felt the
rankings were basically accurate, they
said differences in the top four or five
departments are slight.
CONRAD KOTTAK, the chairman of
the anthropology department's
graduate program, which ranked third
in faculty quality said, "One could
make an argument that we're number
one in the country in terms of overall
strength."
The anthropology department also
placed first in the number of articles
published. Kottak said he felt his depar-
tment should have placed second in
faculty quality, ahead of the University
of Chicago.
In a time of spiralling tuition costs, a
school's standing in these rankings may
have a significant effect on the type of
graduate students it attracts,

professors said.
"AS GRADUATE students decide
where to go to school, they take account
of these ratings," said political science
chairman John Kingdon.
The task of retaining their depar-
tment's cutting edge in the face of
possible budget cuts is a nagging con-
cern for department heads.
"I think if one had any sense at all, we
would be worried about it, particularly
in Michigan," said Bill Stebbins,

chairman of the psychology depar-
tment's graduate program.
Psychology ranked fourth in faculty
quality and third in publication.
The sociology department also had a
strong showing, ranking third in faculty
quality and third in publication.
The faculty of the geography depar-
tment - which was eliminated last
year due to budget pressures and an-
alleged lack of quality - was ranked'
13th nationally.

HAPPENINGS
Highlight
Pigs With Wings returns to the Half-Way Inn at East Quad tonight to per-
form their "cabaret Voltaire-style." programs. Performers will include rock
bands, classical quintets, poetry readings and small dance ensembles. The
free program begins at 10 p.m.
Films
AAFC - The Marquise of 0, 7 p.m.; Perceval, 8:45 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Performances
School of Music - Rebecca Happel, piano'recital, 8 p.m., Rackham
Assembly Hall.
Union Arts - Israeli music and dance by Donna Rosenblatt and Shoshi
Reingold, 12:10 p.m., Pendleton Rm., Union.
Speakers
St. Mary Student Chapel-Charlie Irvin, "Ecumenism Since Vatican II,"
t7:30 p.m:, lower chapel, 331 Thompson St.
Computing Center - Forrest Hartman, "Intro. to IBM 3278 Terminal,"
3:30-5 p.m., 176 Sch. of Bus. Ad.
Arch. and Urban Planning - Tax Raab, "New Developments in Architec-
tural Research: Color, Aging and Related Design Issues," 9 a.m., Chrysler
Cntr.
Chinese Studies - Slideshow, Shelley Chang, "Returning Home: Reflec-
tions on Six Months of Travelling and Teaching in China," noon. Commons
Rm., Lane Hall.
Chemistry - John Gruber, "Rare Earth Sesquisulfides: Potential Solar
Energy Conversion Material," 4 p.m., 1300 Chem.
International Center - Henry Johnson, "The International Student in
Michigan," noon,;International Cntr.
Museum of Art - exhibition, Ann Benner, "The Nude," 12:10 p.m.
Psychobiology - David Meyer, Dependencies Between Rapid Speech
Perception and Production: Tests of Motor Theories of Speech Perception,"
12:30 p.m., 1057 MHRI.
Urban Planning-Hermalata Dandekar, "Third World Urban Develop-
ment," 11 a.m., 1040 Dana.
Meetings
Ann Aibor Go Club -7 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Ann Arbor Support Group for the Farm Labor Organizing Committee -
7:30 p.m., 308 E. William.
Baptist Students Union -7 p.m., 2439 Mason.
His House Christian Fellowship - Fellowship and Bible Study, 7:30 p.m.,
925 E. Ann St.
Racquetball - Mass Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 2230 CCRB.
Society of Christian Engineers - Brown Bag Mtg., noon, 315 W. Eng.
Union of Students for Israel - Israel Study Group, 7:30 p.m., Hille, 1429
Hill.
U-M Public Relations Club - Business Meeting, 4 p.m., 1412 Mason Hall.
Miscellaneous
Computing Center - Forrest Hartman, Laboratory: Ontel Terminal, 9-
10:30 a.m., Ontel Rm., NUBS; Chalk Talk, CC consulting staff, MTS Files,
12:10 -1 p.m., 1011 NUBS.
CEW - Job Hunt Club, noon, 2nd floor of Coamerica Bank, 350 S. Thayer
St.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48109.

Before a big concert at Hill,
A meal at the League fills the bill.
Or pre-Power Centre
The League you could enter,
And dine without missing a trill.
The Michinan 2

Lunch 11:30 to 1:15
Dinner 5:00 to 7:15?
EM SPECIAL LOW PRICES FOR
STUDENTS
Send your League Limerick to:
Manager. Michigan League
227 South Ingalls
um Yoq will receive 2 free dinner
us tickets if your limerick is used in
one of our ads.

Next to Hill Auditors
Located in the heart of the camp
itis the heart of the campus

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E-Systems continues
the tradition of
the world's great problem solvers.

Unquestionably, Leonardo
da Vinci possessed one of the,
world's great minds. Not only re-
nowned as a painter and sculp-
tor, da Vinci also applied his
exceptional talents to the me-
chanics of flight, to cartography
for planning military campaigns,.
and even astronomy.
Today, scientists and engi-
neers at E-Systems continue the
tradition by expanding the practi-
cal application of advanced tech-
nology. E-Systems uses the
principles of flight mechanics as
the basis for major modifications
to aircraft, expands basic car-
tography to encompass highly

sophisticated guidance and com-
mand and control systems, and
has designed and built a sys-
tem that greatly expands man's
ability to study the universe.
That's only a small seg-
ment of the tough problems
E-Systems engineers solve in
the area of antennas, communi-
cations, data acquisition, pro-
cessing, storage and retrieval
systems and other systems ap-
plications for intelligence and re-
connaissance - systems which
are often the first of a kind in
the world.
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For a reprint of the da Vinci
illustration and information on ca-
reer opportunities with E-Systems
in Texas, Florida, Indiana, Utah,
and Virginia, write: Dr. Lloyd K.
Lauderdale, Vice President
Research and Engineering,
E-Systems, Inc., Corporate
Headquarters, P O. Box 226030,
Dallas, Texas 75266.
E-SYSTEMS
The problem solvers.
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ISSUES ON CAMPUS
THURSDAYS 7:30-9:00 pm
January 13-RACISM
Speakers; Archie Andrews-Special Projects
Director, U of M Housing. Leslie Thornton-U of M
Doctoral Student

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