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Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, November 23, 1983
'U' merit awards may lure minorities
By GEORGEA KOVANIS
Some call it buying students, others call it
recruitment, but either way, it appears the
University is preparing to pay a higher price to
lure top-notch minority students to campus and
bolster sagging black enrollment figures.
University officials say they are losing the
battle for the nation's best minority students to
peer institutions that offer scholarships based
on high school performance, rather than on
financial need only. But that situation could
change soon if a merit-based scholarship
program aimed specifically at minority
students is implemented.
UNIVERSITY officials are looking at
possible merit scholarship programs, but no
final decisions have been made yet. The ad-
ministration doesn't "want to make any
decisions until it knows how much money it's
committing," said Gil Oswald, the financial aid
office's scholarship director.
Some of those decisions could be made by
next month, said Robert Holmes, associate
vice president for academic affairs.
Currently, the University sponsors only a
small number of merit-based scholarships
specifically targeted at minority un-
" The National Achievement Scholarships are
awarded to black students who are identified as
National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.
These awards range from $250-$2000 per year
and are renewable over four years;
" The Minority Achievement Awards are
awarded by the University to "academically
promising" students and range from $750-
$1000. They are not renewable;
* The Martin Luther King awards are given to
students through the Alumni Association.
These one-time awards range from $500-$1000.
" From these three programs, the University
offered a total of 185 scholarships to freshper-
sons this year. But figures on the number of
awards accepted were not available. Officials
argue that the amounts of these awards are not
sufficient to keep pace with Ivy League and
An increase in merit-based scholarships will
cause an increase in black enrollment, said
Ned Gramlich, an economics professor and the
chairman of the University's task force on
financial aid. "I wouldn't suggest it if I didn't
think it will work," he said. "It may not get
black (enrollment) up to 10 percent, but it'll get
it up some." In 1970, the University set a goal of
10 percent black enrollment, but actual black
enrollment now stands at 4.9 percent.
"I think it's one direction to go in and a
needed direction," said Opportunity Program
Director Eunice Royster. But she added that
this is only one step toward increasing the
number of minority students on campus. "any
one thing is not going to be the answer," she
said. "Some free rides aren't worth taking."
OTHERS HAVE strong reservations about
supporting a plan to increase the merit-based
scholarships for minority students.
See 'U', Page 3
Moment of silence
University Vice President for Student Services Henry Johnson and Peace
Corps Director Loret Ruppe lay a wreath on the front steps of the Michigan
Union yesterday to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of John F. Ken-
nedy's assassination. The wreath is placed on the plaque marking the spot
Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
where Kennedy first announced the creation of the Peace Corps program.
Ruppe also announced yesterday in Lansing that she would not run for the
U.S. Senate despite the urgings of many Republican leaders.
From AP and UPI
BONN, West Germany - Parliamant
gave firm approval yesterday to
NATO's plan to deploy new U.S.
nuclear missiles in West Germany,
voting 286-226 for the resolution after
two days of angry debate and street
Foreign Ministry spokesman Juergen
Moellemann said after the balloting that
the first of the U.S. Pershing II missiles
were expected to be placed in West
Germany "In the next few days."
BEFORE THE VOTE, anti-
American demonstrators prosted by
bursting into a U.S. consulate, blocking
traffic and attempting to barge into
Witnesses said the demonstrators
barged over to East Berlin and were
pushed back across the borders by East
German border guards. Thirty mem-
bers of the group, who refused to
disperse, were arrested by club-
wielding police, witnesses said.
About 600 people blockaded the U.S.
Consulate in the Baltic port of Bremen
and 18 protesters, who burst into the
building, locked themselves in a room
and refused to leave, police said.
"AMERICANS, WE don't want your
bloody arms in our country," said a
placard waved by one of the protesters
outside the Bonn parliament building.
Police arrested 166 protesters,
bringing the total to 348 during the two-
Legislators cast their ballots on the
resolution after former Chancellor
Willy Brandt, in an emotional appeal
for its rejection, said deployment of the
new missiles in Western Europe would
wreck a "historic chance" for East-
"OUR MAIN American allies have
the fixed idea that the deployment of
Pershing Its is more important than th
e dismantling of SS-20s," Brandt said.
"The alliance and the federal gover-
nment are passing up a historic chance
to oblige the Soviet Union for the first
time in history to dismantle many
The government circulated a
resolution defending the deployment as
necessary because U.S. and Soviet
negotiators in Geneva have failed to
See W. GERMANY, Page 3
wGerman opposes armsrace
By NANCY GOTTESMAN
Europeans more urgently oppose the
world arms buildup because first-strike
nuclear weapons are set to be deployed
in their own small countries, a West
German peace leader said yesterday.
Irene Echert, chairwoman of the
West German branch of the Women's
International League for Peace and
Freedom, said in a speech at the Ann
Arbor Public Library that Americans
do not understand European's fear of,
military conflict because U.S. citizens
are further removed from the threat of
ECHERT IS touring the U.S. this
year in hopes of educating Americans
about the immediacy of the need for a
halt in nuclear arms production.
At her Ann Arbor stop, Echert
focused on the need for a nuclear freeze
and criticized the deployment of U.S.
Pershing II and Cruise missiles in West
Germany and Western Europe.
She said Germans feel the threat of
military conflict more than Americans
because the missiles will be deployed in
the Germans' own back yard.
"I REALLY do feel that the European
people, who have suffered two major
wars in their own territory, feel much
stronger that we are really heading
toward nuclear war," she said.
Echert said the installation of
missiles in Germany amounts to
provocation from the United States,
and said nuclear parity already exists
between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
"We are talking about further
escalation, and we have to stop it before
it is too late," she said.
IN AN INTERVIEW before her ap-
pearance at the Ann Arbor Public
Library and just hours before the West
German Parliament approved
stationing U.S. nuclear weapons in that
country, Echert said the government of
German premier Helmut Kohl has bent
too easily to pressure from the Reagan
"Kohl is the puppet of the Reagan
Administration, there can be no doubt
about that," she said.
After hearing of the German
Parliament's decision, Echert called
Kohl "a demagogue," and said he
deceived the German people by cam-
paigning under the slogan "Let's create
peace with fewer weapons."
SHE SAID the German people are
rallying behind the nuclear freeze
moiement and are effectively
displaying their opposition to
deployment of weapons in western
See SPEAKER, Page 2
JFK remembered in"
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - In the church
where John F. Kennedy once
worshipped,his family and aging heirs
of the New Frontier gathered yester-
day on the 20th anniversary of his
death, paying tribute in solemn
prayer and back-slapping Irish
camaraderie to the man who "made
America young again, and the world
seem new again."
With President Reagan sitting on
the front row in Holy Trinity Roman
Catholic Church, Sen. Edward Ken-
nedy (D-Mass.), and Archbishop
James Hickey of Washington took the
occasion of a nationally televised
memorial Mass to appeal for renewed
efforts to achieve racial justice and
end the nuclear arms race.
"HE REAWAKENED Americans
to the reality that the strength of our
nation lies not only in the firepower of
our arms but in the powerful appeal of
our most decent values," said Ken-
nedy, citing the 1963 nuclear test ban
treaty as "the beginning of an end to
the Cold War."
The archbishop said believers
"must seek to prevent the massive,
even total destruction of human life
and culture that a nuclear war could
And, although he has removed him-
self from contention for the presiden-
cy in 1984, the surviving brother ser-
ved notice that the Kennedy brand of
politics remains unbowed.
See MASS, Page 3
Daily Photo by UUUG McMAHUN'
Irene Echert says the Western Hemisphere must stop the madness of the nu-
clear arms race. Echert, chairperson of the branch of the Women's Interna-
tional League for Peace and Freedom in West Berlin, Germany, addressed
a crowd of about 40 at the Ann Arbor Public Library last night.
DAILY STAFFERS will be munching turkey with
everybody else this weekend, so the paper won't
be published again until Tuesday, Nov. 29. Mean-
while, the graduate and undergraduate libraries will be
day, then informed him that his account was overdrawn.
Peterson, of Ilion, N.Y., walked up to Herkimer County
Trust's machine on North Main Street. "I asked for $10 and
it started coming out with .$20 after $20 after $20 in $100
lots," Peterson said. The machine went haywire. "I
couldn't stop it. It gave me $1,120." After the machine spat
out bills for 10 minutes, despite Peterson's efforts to halt the
flow, it chugged out a receipt informing him he could not
have any more money because his account was overdrawn.
Peterson said he went to a nearby hotel, had someone count
the money, and notified the police, who told the bank. O
letter to Blanchard, Stephen Jahn of Burnsville, Minn., said
he bought the pop for $2.99 plus the $1.20 deposit while he
visited the state in early October to view the fall colors. "I
feel ripped off," Jahn said in the letter, which accompanied
a shoe box containing the crushed cans. "A tax of $1.20 for
12 cans of soft drink did not leave me with very good
feelings about Michigan," Jahn's letter said. Blanchard's
letter to Jahn, which contained a check for $1.20 from the
governor's personal account, said he would be happy to
return the cans for Jahn on his next trip to any Michigan
that day, was cancelled because of the assassination of
President Kennedy the day before. Athletic department of-
ficials had announced after the shooting that the game
would be played as scheduled.
* 1969 - University President Robben Fleming told the
University Senate that there's a place for input from
students in University decision making, but not among the
final decision makers.
* 1974 - More than 50 members of the Graduate Em-
ployees Organization rallied on the steps of the Rackham
building before a collective bargaining session to protest
the University's stance on the union's economic demands. E