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Ninety-Three Years
Editorial Freedom

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Snow likely with a high in the upper

Vol. XCIII, No. 105 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Sunday, February 6, 1983 Ten Cents Eight Pages

Where should engineers study En

It probably won't save any money,
but money is not the central issue in the
review of the College of Engineering's
humanities department.
At stake, according to Dean James
Duderstadt and the college's executive
committee, is the "central mission of
the college." Why, they ask, should
they train engineering students in the
humanities when there is a top-notch
liberal arts college less than a block
IN ITS CHARGE to the committee
conducting the review, the executive
committee proposed that the
humanities department be eliminated
and its function transferred elsewhere
in the University, presumably to LSA.
If that should happen, engineering
updergraduates would fill their entire
Late spurt
past Blue
Everything went according to the
script. The two stars were center
stage, the cross-state rivals fought
evenly, and the crowd was up for the
Unfortunately for Michigan, the
script of late has also included bit parts
for its supporting cast. All this led to a
concluding scene in which the
Wolverines dropped their fifth con-
secutive game, this time to Michigan
State, 70-05.
ONCE AGAIN fatigue caught up with
Michigan in the latter stages of the con-
test, as Michigan State ran off a 12-2
spurt opening up a 65-57 lead with 1:50
remaining to insure the victory.
See MSU, Page 8

21-hour humanities requirement with
LSA courses. They presently take at
least a part of that requirement in the
engineering college.
"Some students will probably make it
in LSA," said humanities Prof. Henryk
Skolimowski. "They will resent that for
the time spent (in an LSA class), they
could have spent more time on
another area of the humanities that ap-
plies to them."
HUMANITIES professors say that
their courses - unlike offerings in LSA
- are geared specifically toward the
needs of engineering students.
"Engineers have little interest in
literature," said humanities Prof.
David Huges, who teaches a science-
fiction course. Many professors said
their courses are designed to develop
an interest in literature among
engineering students.

'Some students will probably make it in
LSA. They will resent that for the time
spent (in an LSA class), they could have
spent more time on another area of
humanities that applies to them.'
-Humanities Prof. Henryk Skolimowski

majors," said engineering junior Scott
Hollister. But he added that the
challenge of competing against LSA
students would be good for him.
Presently, engineering humanities
courses are considered tohbe easier
than corresponding courses in LSA "in
the sense that not as much material is
covered," Skolimowski said.
If the humanities department is
closed, some of its courses that do not
parallel LSA courses would probably be
lost, said Prof. Dwight Stevenson, the
humanities department chairman.
IN ITS CHARGE, the executive
committee suggested that the
engineering college hold on to courses
in technical writing, which teach
students how to write sophisticated
papers and reports.
For LSA to accept the burden of
teaching several thousand more credit


hours to the engineering students each
year, the College of Engineering
probably will have to pay for it. That
means that cost savings are unlikely in
.he proposed switch, Dean Duderstadt
But cost savings is not the primary
goal of the switch, he added. "We think
we're doing an enormous disservice to
our students" by forcing them to take
humanities courses in the engineering
college," Duderstadt said.
WETHER OR NOT the professors in
the department will follow their studen-
ts into LSA remains one of the toughest
questions of the review. We have a
very serious commitment to do
everything in our power to keep their
positions," Duderstadt said.
But Department Chairman Stevenson
said he was concerned about the depar-
See PANEL, Page 2

Engineering students are apprehen-
sive about the possible switch into LSA
courses, although their admissions test
scores suggest they can compete
adequately against their future
THE MEA.N verbal SAT score for en-
tering engineering students last year
was 560 - 10 points higher than their
LSA counterparts.

That success can be attributed to the
high degree of selectivity in admitting
engineering students, said Lance
Erickson, associate director of ad-
"It's the most competitive program
we have in undergraduate ad-
missions," Erickson said.
"I'D BE AT a disadvantage because I
wouldn't be writing as well as English



in Beirut

Doily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Michigan State's Richard Mudd (24) stretches for the rebound as Michigan's Tim McCormick looks on. The Spartans
came from five points down to post a 70-65 victory in Big Ten play yesterday as Crisler Arena.

Scribbles say more than words

From AP and UPI
BEIRUT, Lebanon - A car-bomb ex-
plosion turned the Palestine Research
Center and the temporary Libyan Em-
bassy into roaring infernos yesterday'
killing 20 people, wounding 70 and for
cing others to leap from balconies or
clamber down drainpipes and knotted
Police said the death toll could rise
from the tremendous explosion that
burned the two buildings, shook the
central Hamra shopping district of the
city's Moslem sector and sent a cloud of
brown smoke and debris skyward.
A SHADOWY group called the Front
for the Liberation of Lebanon from
Foreigners claimed responsibility, and
the Soviet news agency Tass blamed
the Israelis and their agents. There
was no confirmation that either was
behind the remote-controlled blast in
West Beirut.
Panicked and screaming occupants
of the seven-story research center jum-
ped from the lower floors. Others
scrambled down drainpipes on the side
of the building. Some tore curtains
from office windows and used them as
ropes to escape.
Ambulances and private cars tran-
sported the wounded through crowded
streets as Lebanese army troops and

Italian members of the multinational
peace-keeping forces cleared the way.
Among the dead were three Lebanese
police guards and among the wounded
were 17 plainclothesmen who apparen-
tly had been keeping the offices under
surveillance, police said.
Police Sgt. Youssef Bitar said the-
blast was caused by an estimated 132
pounds of hexogene, a liquefied gas,
placed in a car and detonated by
remote control. He said the force of the
blast was equivalent to 528 pounds o
The car, described by one Lebanese
radio station as a blue, American-made
model, was parked in front of the
research center, where remaining
Palestine Liberation Organization of-
ficials are headquartered. It is across
from Karicas Street from the tem-
porary Libyan Embassy and its news
"Weywere the target of the explosion,
which was a new crime in the chain of
Israeli crimes against the Palestinian
and Lebanese peoples," said PLO
representative Chefic al Hout.
Libyan interests hae been a frequent
target of right-wing terrorists because
of Col. Moammar Khadafy's support of
See BOMB, Page 3



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Nazi criminal faces
trial for murders.

Grad women face bias at 'U'

LYON, France (AP) - Klaus Barbie,
Nazi "Butcher of Lyon," was expelled
from Bolivia and flown to France under
military guard yesterday to be tried for
torturing and killing thousands of Jews
and resistance fighters during World
War II.
The Interior. Ministry said Barbie, 69.
was transferred to the Fort de Montluc
military prison in Lyon where he was
indicted for "crimes against
humanity" for his actions as the
Gestapo chief of Lyon from 1942-44
during the World War II Nazi oc-
cupation of France. No trial date was
BARBIE'S plane apparently had
been scheduled to land at the Satolas

military base at Lyon, but those plans
were changed for security reasons.
There had been reports that Barbie
would be flown to Lyon, and a middle-
aged woman was found at the Lyon air-
port with a .22-caliber riflq concealed in
a white sheet. The woman was
detained for questioning and police
reported she told them that her parents
had been sent to a Nazi detention camp
in France during World War II.
Police had searched the Lyon airport
following a bomb alert, and dozens of
people had gathered outside the ter-
minal. One of them, Tina Godet, said
her mother had died in a Nazi concen-

The problems women face at the
University are inherent in the in-
stitution and not just a series of isolated
incidents, a group of administrators
and faculty said yesterday at a con-
ference on women and graduate
Speakers agreed that some barriers
women face include bias on the part of
professors, the lack of tenured female
faculty, and the absence of support
groups for female graduate students.
But they offered different ways to ap-
proach the problems.
THE UNIVERSITY'S Center for Con-
tinuing Education of Women sponsored
the workshop, "Surviving and Thriving
in Graduate and Professional School:
Women at the University," which took
place at Rackham Hall.

'Women are perceived as dabblers rather
than the truly committed.'
Psychology Prof. Jacquelynne Eccles

Sociology Prof. James House said
the University's lack of commitment to
support groups for women, and male
faculty members who either
discourage women or are unsym-
pathetic to their needs, are two major
Speaking before an audience of about
150 people, most of whom were women,
House said the chilly environment at
the University discourages many
female graduate students from com-

pleting Ph.D programs.
ALTHOUGH women comprise 50 percent
of all Ph.D candidates in the sociology
department, only 27 percent finish the
program compared to 54 percent of the
Part of the answer lies in makiig
more services available to non-
traditional students such as older
women who are returning to school and
See GRAD, Page 2

Barbie '.*.
awaits trial

See NAZI, Page 3

Go green
WHAT WOULD happen if someone suggested
that Spartan green become the official color
of Ann Arbor? The city manager of Bryan,
Texas, home of Texas A&M, found out the
hard way. Ernest Clark, a graduate of West Texas State
University, recently withdrew his suggestion that Bryan
n.-- .-.i.. epp-ntnange converalls--the

Paul is dead
O VER THE LAUGHS OF some legislators and the
criticism of others, the Arkansas Senate passed a bill
on Thursday that would force record manufacturers to
label albums that contain hidden "backward" messages.
The bill would require labels on albums and tapes con-
taining "backward masking"-hidden messages detected
when a recording is player backwards. "Some crazy
preacher has concluded that rock 'n' roll is bad and listened
to this and wrote it up and sent it to you," said Sen. Ben
A Il1n (T)_T a+lenek)a in a fruitles attemnt tn kill the hill.

broke into the warehouse and carefully picked over gour-
met foods before making off with $100,000 worth of the finest
dried mushrooms and scallops. The 4,000 pounds of impor-
ted Japanese mushrooms and 1,600 pounds of dried scallops
were intended for Chinese New Year celebrants later this
month, the warehouse manager said. "You've got to un-
derstand. There were some of the finest mushrooms that
money can buy. And the scallops, too. The best," said
Roosevelt Ouyang, manager of the Mighty Union Import
Co. The mushrooms sell for $14 a pound, and the scallops for
almost $40 a pound, according to Ouyang. A $5,000 reward
he- hnn nfa fr - i n :f-nrmntin: landin t th . ran - -e o

rebates from an Ann Arbor travel agency for students who
were unhappy with their Rose Bowl accommodations;
* 1970 - 600 students closed their accounts with the Ann
Arbor Bank to protest the bank's policy of garnishment of
Ann Arbor Tenant Union striker's accounts;
e 1977 - The Soviet Union called off a scheduled exhibit,
"The Art of Russia, 1800-1850," at the University Art
Museum, because the University had planned a poetry
reading during the festival by a Russian dissident. 0
On the inie rl_



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