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Ninety-four Years
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The skies will get cloudier as
the day wears on, and there's a
chance of rain this afternoon.
High around 66.

Vol. XCIV - No. 30 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, October 11, 1983 Fifteen Cents Ten Pages

Shapiro pushes
$160 million
findraising drive

Firings,
resigatons
alarm
'U' blacks

By SHARON SILBAR
University President Harold
Shapiro outlined the third and final
phase of the administration's plan to
cut the University's size but retain
its quality, at his annual State of the
University address last night.
Speaking to an audience of almost
200 faculty and staff members in
Rackham Auditorium, Shapiro
proudly announced the University's
upcoming drive to raise $160 million
in five years from private sources.
"WE ARE focused on two
primary-and complimen-
tary-goals: to increase our en-
dowment for faculty support and
student financial aid, and to fund
select new construction projects,"
Shapiro said.
According to figures released this
week, the campaign will try to raise
$40 million for endowed professor-

ships, research and teaching
positions, and junior faculty appoin-
tments; $30 million for student
scholarships and fellowships; $10
million for libraries and special
research and teaching projects; and
$80 million for construction and
renovation projects.
The construction projects will in-
clude work on a new chemistry
building; the Replacement Hospital
Project; the business school, music
school, and Tappan Hall additions;
new engineering facilities; and the
W. K. Kellogg Eye Center.
FORMER President Gerald Ford,
who will be on campus Friday to
formally launch the campaign, will
serve as honorary chairman to the
first University-wide fundraising
drive in 20 years.
General Motors Chairman Roger
. See SHAPIRO, Page 7

Daily Photo by SCOTT ZOLTON
University President Harold Shapiro introduces a $160 million fundraising
campaign at his annual State of the University address last night.

Japanese classes

- By JENNIFER STANLEY
The huge job market opening up for students
familiar with Japanese culture and a phenomenon
called "Shogun shock" has nearly tripled enrollment
levels in Japanese language courses at the University
since the late 1970s.
Not only are students with a primary interest in the
Far East taking Japanese these days, but also
students majoring in fields ranging from "aerospace
engineering to anthropology" are packing Japanese
i classes, according to Prof. Shunichi Kato, one of only
two faculty members teaching the language.
"TEN YEARS AGO, almost all students of
Japanese were either Japanese literature,
linguistics, or history majors," Kato said. "Now, the
students- are more career oriented." First-year
enrollment in Japanese classes generally ranged
from 40 to 45 students throughout the '70s, but this
fall, 111 students have enrolled, Kato said.
The huge jump has created serious overcrowding,
according to Prof. Susumu Nagara, the other
professor of Japanese. "It is criminal to teach 30
students in a foreign language course," Nagara said.
"We have had the same number of teachers since the
70s."

Language classes
triple enrollment
The biggest increase in students came just after the
television mini-series "Shogun" aired three years
ago. After "Shogun," said Charlie Fox, a teaching
assistant in the department, "People suddenly felt
that Japanese was something that would be good to
learn.
THE CONTINUED interest in the language since
then largely is due to the economic oppurtunities that
"knowing the language affords, according to students
taking the class. Simply stated, "Japanese is useful
for getting jobs in business and with higher salaries,"
according to one student, who asked to remain
anonymous.
Steve Burke, a teaching assistant who works at the
Center for Asian Studies, said that "students are get-
ting more pragmatic. High school students who come

bi gger
to the Center are usually interested in combining
Japanese with economics."
The job market has opened in recent years because
the nature of business between Japan and the United
States has changed so quickly. The relationship bet-
ween the two countries has gone from "simplistic to
very complex," said Nagara, "the U.S. used to sup-
ply Japan with raw materials, and Japan would
return products which were usually considered in-
ferior. They were found in five and ten stores."
Today, however, "American companies are
moving into Japan," he said. "This recognition of the
capability of Japan must influence the interest in
Japanes studies."
Gunter Dufey, the chairman of the international
business department in the business school said he
would recommend that a student take Japanese "at
the undergrad level, definitely." But he cautioned
that students must make "a commitment (to the
language) if they want to do it right." He also said
that an understanding of the culture and the language
can be very useful in a career, "but people are hired
because of their degree from (the University) and not
because of Japanese."

By GEORGEA KOVANIS
The firings or resignations, of three
black administrators from the Univer-
sity's Office of Community Services has
struck a note of alarm among the cam-
pus black community.
Thomas Moorehead, director of the
office, which runs several University
minority programs, resigned earlier
this month after being suspended from
his post in early September, according
to officials in the University ad-
ministration.
MOOREHEAD'S RESIGNATION
follows that of Valerie Glenn, a student
services associate. And John Powell,
the former assistant director in the of-
fice, was fired in May.
Sources close to the community ser-
vices office say the actions on
Moorehead and Glenn came soon after
a University audit of the department's
books, which allegedly showed
discrepencies in the 'management of
funds.
Neither Moorehead nor Glenn could
be reached for comment.
HENRY JOHNSON, vice president
for student services, confirmed the
suspensions and resignations yester-
day, but would not say if they involved
any audit.
. "The.point is that (Moorehead) has
resigned, so it's kind of a moot point
what the reasons were," he said.

Before his dismissal, Powell had been
serving as the acting head of Trotter
House, the University's minority
student center. He returned to the
community services office in April, af-
ter Trotter House was closed to undergo
renovations during the summer.
BLACK faculty .members, noting the
secrecy that has surrounded the
preceedings, yesterday expressed con-
cern over the loss of several black ad-
ministrators at the same time.
"When three black administrators
leave the University, there's a cause for
concern, said Niara Sudarkasa, a
professor of anthropology and Afro-
American studies.
Added Bunyan Bryant, the lone black
professor in the School of Natural
Resources, "I'm definitely concerned
about black administrators and studen-
ts and faculty on campus." The details
of these cases have been "a pretty
hush, hush thing," he said, with few
people being privileged to the infor-
mation.
Earlier this year, two officials of the
University's Major Events Office were
dismissed after a University audit of
that organization's books. Ann Arbor
police investigated the incident, but did
not charge either of the officials.
Both Major Events and the Office of.
Community Services are administered
by Vice PresidentJohnson.
Council
approves
funds for
homeless
shelter
By TRACEY MILLER
Ann Arbor City Council last night
unanimously approved a resolution to
provide $25,000 for emergency housing
for the city's indigent community.
The money will go toward renovation
and operation of a temporary six-month
shelter. The resolution was presented
by Councilmember Richard Deem (R-
2nd Ward), who served on the Mayor's
Committee for Emergency Shelter.
BEFORE THE VOTE, several coun-
cilmembers expressed concern that the
committee had not presented sufficient
data on the number of homeless that the
shelter would serve. But Councilmem-
ber Larry Hunter (D-1st Ward), who
chaired the committee on the homeless,
responded that the group had examined
information from St. Andrews
See COUNCIL, Page 6

SACUA investigates
'U' proxy policy

By THOMAS MILLER
The University's top faculty commit-
tee has taken an interest in the issue of
how the University exercises its proxy
voting rights as a corporate investor.
The Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs (SACUA) yesterday
asked that its financial affairs sub-
committee evaluate the University's
policy on voting on shareholder
resolutions in the dozens of companies
in which the University invests.
THE UNIVERSITY presently votes.
solely with management-against
shareholder resolutions-without
evaluating the individual merits of each
issue. The practice was criticized in a
recent column in the Daily, but yester-
day's meeting was the first public
discussion of the issue.
English Prof. Richard Bailey, a
member of SACUA, suggested that the
group evaluate the policy because of.
dissatisfaction among the faculty with
the present practice. "There are
faculty members who believe that the
University ought to adopt a more ac-
tivist stand," he said after the meeting.
Bailey said that although the issue
had been addressed briefly by Univer-
sity President Harold Shapiro in a

closed meeting with SACUA members,
the issue was not being given a high
priority by the administration.
"AT THE MOMENT, we're just
collecting information, trying to find
out what the University policy is,"
Bailey said.
Among the resolutions that the
University voted against this year were
proposals to nuclear weapons
producers to discontinue work on the
MX missile and a proposal to one com-
pany asking it to disclose statistics on
its affirmative action employment
programs.
SACUA Chairman Herbert
Hildebrandt said that among the
questions that need to be addressed is
"should there be a committee at the
University to advise the University on
these votes?"
President Shapiro has acknowledged
in the past that the University of
Michigan is the only university or
college in the country with a substantial
investment portfolio that lacks any
mechanism to deal with proxy votes.
The market value of University in-
vestments is nearing $200 million.
Professor of Internal Medicine
See PROXY, Page 3

AP Photo
Muddle
Paul VanRaalte gets caught as he churns his way through a 300-foot-long strip of mud during the Mud Run near Allegan
Sunday. More than 100 drivers with various vehicles participated in the contest at the Gilson "Mud Farm."

TODAY
Ford returns
FORMER U.S. President and University alumnus
Gerald Ford returns to campus on Friday to kick-off
the University's $160 million fundraiser, The Campaign for
Michigan. Ford was named honorary chairman of the five-
year campaign which will raise money for new buildings,
facilities, endowments, and special faculty chairs -and
on roir ~vrihrnno~r +~. im n -n or mit

pened to be in the neighborhood?" Consider a cave. For
$400,000, Wilderville, Ore. real estate agent Edward Johnson
said Wednesday you could live in a seven room cavern in
Marble Mountain, complete with stalacitites and
stalagmites. Ideal Basic Industries of Denver is selling the
cave, which was discovered during excavation at a
limestone quarry that once supplied a concrete firm, John-
son said. One 75-foot tunnel opens into at least six rooms,
some 30 feet high and a snug 20 foot passage gives access
a large chamber. Outside lies a spread of agriculture and
meadowland - "very pretty," he added. Ideal Basic In-
dusteriedecided t oel thenrnenrtv after the markt rr

ficials in Jacksonville, Fla., very little has been coming up
roses lately. "Jacksonville is not alone when it comes to
odors, but it is probably the city in the state with the most
types of smells," said Steve Smallwood, chief of air qualtiy
management for the state Department of Environmental
Regulation. Last year, the city received 622 air-pollution
complaints and 418 were related to odors, said Wayne Tutt,
an engineer with Jacksonville's Bio-Environmental Ser-
vices Division. What's making the stink? The local paper
industry and spinoff firms release a variety of sulfurous
smells, Tutt said. There's also a large organic chemical
plant. And a sewage treatment facility has had its

Organization for binding arbitration to settle their contract
dispute.
Also on this date:
" 1970 - The engineering college rejected a request to
prohibit Dow Chemical Co. from recruiting on campus.
" 1966 - The University released figures showing that
out-of-state enrollment had risen by 3.3 percent, the first in-
crease in seven years.
" 1947 - A Daily survey showed that students were
outraged over a University ban on drinking at campus
social functons.

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