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Vol. XCIV - No. 20 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, September 30, 1983 Fifteen Cents Twelve Pages

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By GEORGEA KOVANIS
In a centralizing measure they say will reduce duplication
and improve services for minority students, officials yester-
day announced the merger of the University's two largest
minority programs.
Any money saved through the administrative merger of
the Coalition for the Use of Learning Skills (CULS) and the
Opportunity Program will be pumped back into minority
services, said CULS administrative director Eunice Royster,
who will head the combined program.
THE OPPORTUNITY Program, which helps about 1,000
minority students a year, began operations in 1964. It has ac-
ted primarily as an academic and personal counseling
service for minority students, but the program also provides
some tutoring.
CULS, which grew out of the Black Action Movement strike
in 1970, provides academic assistance for both minority and
non-minority LSA students.
Under the merger, both programs will be open to all
University students.
According to administrators, the merger was not the result
of budget-saving tactics. No staff positions will be
eliminated, said Robert: Holmes, assistant vice president for
academic affairs.
ROYSTER SAID the merger proves that the University is
trying to "revive its commitment" to minority students. She
said the combined program, which probably will be re-
named in the next few weeks, is only the first step in
strengthening minority services. "I think we've got a lot of
work to do," she said.
"The education of minority folks in this country has never
been a priority for anybody but the minority folks," Royster
said, adding that the University has been guilty of neglecting
minority needs. "(The University) has not been creative or
consistent in its dedication to helping minority students on
campus," she said.

Is merge
David Robinson, assistant director for undergraduate ad-
missions, agreed.
"We were letting a lot of students slip through the net who
needed to be saved," he said, adding that he thinks the
program merger will help the University retain minority
students.
BECAUSE MORE than two-thirds of the University's
minority students are enrolled in LSA, special emphasis will
be placed on improving LSA-oriented services in the com-
bined program, said newly-appointed CULS Faculty Director
'The education of minority folks
in this country has never been a
priority for anybody but the
minority folks.'- Eunice Royster
CULS administrative director
Frank Yates.
Reaction to the plans to merge the two services has been
mixed. MSA minority representative Salene Hitchcock said
the merger will be effective if both programs continue to pay
attention to their "respective priorities. . As long as both
departments are still able to keep their effectiveness, I don't
see any problem with (the merger)."
But other minority leaders, including Bursley Hall
minority peer advisor Sara Moss, were skeptical of the move.
"It's probably another way for the University to cut back on
.minority services," she said.
Royster said the next step toward improving minority ser-
vices would be to fill the minority administrator position
University officials created over the summer. So far, no in-
terviews have been conducted.
Administrators say the appointment has been stalled while
a job description is created for the new position.

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Daily Photo by RENEE FREIER
Gay rights activists Bruce Aaron and Helen Gallagher, confront President Harold Shapiro at his annual reception
yesterday with a letter protesting his delays in establishing a non-discriminatory policy towards gays on campus.
Hun dredscome ioshare,
Hal's donuts and cider

By BARBARA MISLE
Hundreds of students filed across
the patio of the Michigan Union
yesterday afternoon for their annual
chance to shake the hand of Univer-
sity President Harold Shapiro.
But the affair-which is usually
held at the Shapiro home on South
University-had a tad more flavor
than in most years, as one group used
the ocassion for a protest and students
in general were displeased that the
event was , moved out of the
president's house.
DESPITE SUNNY skies, musical
serenades, and live entertainment,
many of the 450 students who attended
the event said past Shapiro-fests were
better.
Yesterday's casual affair, featuring

only donuts and cider, was dull com-
pared to the more eloquent receptions
in past years at the Shapiro's house
where wide selections of cookies, and
sweets were served, said John Elkind,
an orientation coordinator, who has
attended receptions for the past four
years.
"The food isn't as good as it used to
be," said Elkind, who graduated in
May. "There were good cookies at his
house. Donuts and cider are not as
exciting."
NANCY Klemperer, a member of
the Union Board of Representatives,
which coordinated the affair, said she
was surprised that several students
asked why the reception wasn't fan-
cier.
"I was under the impression that
people wanted casual, not ex-

travagant, simple, but nice. But I
geuss you can't please everyone can
you?" said Klemperer, an LSA senior.
Cutting costs was one reason this
year's reception was more casual,
said Jim Short, assistant to the
president. "If anyone feels strongly
about' cutting back it is the
president," said Short.
BUT ONE student, quoting
Shapiro's recent $10,000 raise, said the
President could '"afford something
better."
Some students dressed formally -
one freshman was clad in a three-
piece suit - but others came in run-
ning shorts and tennis shoes to greet
the University's chief executive.
But yesterday's reception wasn't
limited to light-hearted socializing.
See HUNDREDS, Page 9

IFC gets first black president

V By SUE BARTO
Although the Interfraternity Council
has been plagued by disorganization
since January, peaking earlier this
month with the impeachment of its
president, newly-elected president
Matt Harris says he remains optimistic
about the council's future.
Harris, a member of Alpha Tau
Omega fraternity and the first black
president of the council, was elected
Spresident Monday, after the Sept. 13
impeachment of Triangle member Alan
Dickinson.
MEMBERS OF the council, which ac-
ts as the central governing 'body for 35
campus fraternities, said Dickinson's
impeachment stemmed from his lack of
commitment to the council following
his election in January.
'(Dickinson) did care, but he
overextended himself," Harris said
0 during an interview. "The house's reps
felt that he was not truly giving IFC his
all."
And, although uncertainties surround
whether the impeachment was conduc-
ted within IFC rules, Dickinson said he
will not fight the decision to remove.
him from office four months early.

I AM NOT involved anymore and I
don't care to be," he said. "It's
(Harris's) ball game now. He can do
what he wants with it."
Dickinson said his impeachment
resulted from political maneuvering
within the council. He said the meeting
at which the vote was taken had
originally been scheduled to discuss
fraternity rush.
According to Todd Trimble, vice pr-
esident of finance for IFC and Dickin-
son's roommate, Dickinson was not in-
formed until the beginning of the
meeting that he was going to be im-
peached. Because it was not a regularly
scheduled meeting, Trimble said,
Triangle's council representative was
not present, excluding the fraternity
from voting. IFC officers are not
eligible to vote.
DICKINSON said he is particularly
bitter about the way in which he was
removed from office because he had
resigned as Triangle president the
night before so he could devote more
time to IFC.
Harris said the impeachment is no'
longer a primary issue within the coun-
cil.

"Alan is a friend of mine," Harris
said. "(The impeachment) is not
noteworthy. It doesn't matter. The
new problems are what matter."
Harris said he hopes to rebuild the
council's credibility over the next few
months, including increasing in-
volvement with other fraternity coun-
cils in the Big Ten. He said he would
also like to see the council work more
closely with the Black Greek
Association.
HARRIS INSISTS, however, that his
skin color is irrelevant to what he hopes
to accomplish as IFC president.
"I'm a Roman Catholic, too," he said.
"I.don't want to be a token."
Harris said he joined Alpha Tau
Omega, rather than an all-black frater-
nity, because he wanted to be a mem-
ber of a house which best reflects his
personality. Harris is the only black
member of his fraternity. Sigma Nu
IFC representative Art Simonetti said
council members are confident Harris
can reorganize the group.
"He'll perform well because he
picked up the slack this summer," he
said. "He's a pretty responsible guy."

Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Susanne Carroll, a dressing consultant from Birmingham, says at the MLB yesterday, that investment dressing is one
step women can take in gaining equality with men.

Women
need new
uniforms)
consultant
says

By JERRY ALIOTTA
Women who are somewhat overweight
and about to jump into the business
world needn't worry about the extra
pounds if they're careful about how
they dress, a Birmingham professional
dress consultant told a campus audien-
ce yesterday.,
Through adroit manipulation of
clothing, women can now be more suc-
cessful during job inteviews, said
Susanne Carroll, who spoke on "In-
vestment Dressing for the Professional'
Image." About 40 students attended the
Career Planning and Placement spon-
sored event.

CARROLL SAID women can take a
dramatic step toward professional
equality with men by investing in high-
quality clothing.
Carroll said that "since year one,"
women have been taught to dress as
business failures. "For years we have
always thought of ourselves as sex
symbols" and have dressed accor-
dingly, she said. But women who adopt
a business uniform - a two piece suit
similar to men's, except for the pants -
will be taken more seriously.
"Imaging yourself with the proper
clothing shows consistency," she said.
See WOMEN, Page 9

ODAY
Boycotted boycott
SOUTH QUAD residents who expected to see protesters
Sin their cafeteria yesterday might have been disappoin-
ted - the demonstration was cancelled due to lack of in-
terest. Some dorm residents had announced earlier in the

apathy," said Bill Reiser, an engineering sophomore who
was one of the failed boycott's organizers. Reiser said the
group has nothing against the cafeteria serving a Russian
dinner, but said the group members felt that for the sake of
the Korean students on campus, the event should have been
held a few months later, when things have "cooled off a
bit."
Bicycle built for 12

Crefeld who settled in Philadelphia's Germantown section.
Although the bike only seats 12, club member Fredy Pixken
said a 13th club member came along to keep up the
tradition. The front of the bike is conventional, with a front
wheel controlled by handlebars. But at the rear there is a
covered area, resembling a ricksha with a roof. Pixken said
the space is used to store essentials like beer, which can be
passed to thirsty riders on a movable can holder that is at-
tached to the transom and rolls the length of the bike.

congested student traffic blocking the halls between classes
in the areas connecting Angell Hall and the newly-built
Mason and Haven Halls.
" 1968 - Ann Arbor Police said the bombing of the local
CIA office might be linked to similar blasts in Detroit
earlier in the year. The explosion in Ann Arbor was repor-
tedly heard by people two miles away.
" 1974 - City council urged all residents not to buy or use
aerosol products containing freon, which had been found to
break down the earth's ozone layer. E

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