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Rage 2 - The Michigan Daily- Wednesday, December 7, 1983
'U'moves to fill minority post

By SHARON SILBAR
A committee has been formed to
select a new administrator who will be
in charge of boosting and maintaining
miinority enrollment, a top University
official confirmed yesterday.
Billy Frye, vice president for
academic affairs and provost, said that
four University deans have breen-
been
named to decide among the candidates
for the newly created associate vice
president's position.
ALTHOUGH the selection committee
leas not met yet, Frye said a nominee
could be chosen ."by the end of the
semester." It would then be up to the
university regents to approve the
dommittee's recommendation.
The four deans named to the commit-
t'ee are Harold Johnson, dean of the
School of Social Work; Rhetaugh
lbumas, dean of the nursing school;
James Duderstadt, dean of the College
of Engineering; and LSA Dean Peter
Steiner.
Frye said input also has been sought
from Virginia Nordby, the University's
Industrial

director of affirmative action and1
Eunice Royster, head of the Oppor-
tunity Program and the Coalition for
the Use of Learning Skills (CULS), both
of which deal primarily with minority+
students.
FRYE SAID there are about 15 can-]
didates for the high-level position
created at the October regents meeting
to handle the University's long-
recognized problem of recruiting and
retaining minority students.
In the early 1970s, the University ad-
ministration pledged to boost black
enrollment to 10 percent. The closest it
ever came to that goal was in 1977,
when it peaked at 6.9 percent, or 2030
students.
1982 figures showed black enrollment
to be 5.2 percent, (1,603 students). This
year it dropped to 4.9 percent.
"Everyone is aware that this is a
long-standing problem, and that we
don't expect miracles," said Robin
Jacoby, an assistant to Frye.
ACCORDING TO Johnson, the most
crucial aspect of the new position is
getting "minority perspective into the
park plann
THE COMPANY also announced itI
will fund an endowed chair at USF un-
der the Florida Legislature's Eminent;
Scholars program. The chair will be1
known as the Patrician and Richard
Wood Chair, and will be held by an out-
standing scholar or research scientist
to be recruited by USF.
Wood, chairman of the company, said1

top level of deliberations at the Univer-
sity."
The success of the individual chosen
for the position depends on the resour-
ces and support the person receives,
Johnson said. But he added, "I have
high expectations for all senior of-
ficials."
Dumas and Duderstadt could not be
reached for comment. Steiner said he
would not comment on the position until
the committee meets.
DESPITE overall enthusiasm about
the creation of the position, some ob-
servers have expressed concern.
Royster, who called creation of the
new position a "much needed addition
to the administration," said it will be
a difficult position to assume because
"everyone is anticipating that he or she
won't be successful."
Douglas Middlebrooks, chairman of a
group of dorm minority council
presidents, said he fears the University
now has a scapegoat for its problems
with minority enrollment..
"I HOPE they're not making up a
department where they can place

blame," said Middlebrooks, an LSA
sophomore.
Coordination of resources, getting
people together, and "unifying a goal"
will be the hardest things for the new
associate vice president to accomplish,
he added.
Despite the responsibility of handling
minority students affairs, Frye said the
new administrator also will deal with
issues concerning minority faculty, and
policy issues including tenure and long-
range academic planning.
Frye said "special efforts to identify
minority candidates as part of an af-
firmative action responsibility," are
being made, "but we're doubling effor-
ts to give special consideration to (the
nature of the position)."
The committee is looking for someone
with "strong academic credentials,
credibility as a member of the faculty,
(the person must be) tenured faculty,
will have to have a good sense of
academic values, and some skill or
concern - though not necessarily ex-
perience - for administrative mat-
ters," Frye said.

TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) - The Univer-
sity of South Florida and a Michigan
developer announced plans yesterday
for a high-technology industrial park on
a 2,500-acre tract just north of USF.
Wood & Co. of Ann Arbor, developed a
similar technology park in conjunction
with the University of Michigan. It is
located on North Campus.

e dfor Florida college
the cost of planning alone will cost $2 Tampa, and in addition to having
million and said developers and tenants technical and corporate office
are expected to spend $500 million over facilities, it will provide laboratory
the next 15 years at the park. space and financial and commercial
Construction is expected to begin areas designed to meet the needs of
within the next two years. tenants.
THE MASTER plan for the industrial "Our project and the Tampa area are
park is being prepared and coordinated an excellent match," said Wood
by Milo Smith & Associates Inc. of President Rex Jensen.'

When youre ina tight spot,
good friends will help you out.

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Spacelab gets extra day in orbit
SPACE CENTER, Houston - NASA gave the Spacelab astronauts an ex-
tra day in orbit yesterday for a voyage that experts say already is rewriting
science textbooks by disproving a 77-year-old Nobel Prize-winning theory on
the inner ear.
Mission Control announced that space shuttle Columbia will land at 7:58 a.m.
Pacific time tomorrow, giving the six-man crew a full 10 days in orbit.
Initially the mission had been due to end today.
The decision came after forecasters predicted a storm front moving in
from the ocean would pass through the Edwards landing today.
Yesterday's experiments produced a number of surprises, including the
reversal of a vestibular response theory which earned Austrian scientist Dr.
Robert Barany the Nobel Prize in 1914.
Guard charged with gold heist
LONDON - Scotland Yard, suspecting an inside job, charged a guard
yesterday with the $39.5 million gold heist from his firm's tightly secured
warehouse in one of the biggest robberies of all time.
The guard, Anthony John Black, 31, was ordered held without bail for
three days in a magistrate's court appearance.
Black was charged with "being concerned with others" in robbing the
Brink's-Mat security company of three tons of gold and small quantities of
diamonds, and travelers checks worth $39.5 million.
Police sources, saying the robbery most likely was an inside job, said
Black was one of the six guardsaon duty in the warehouse when the raid took
place Nov. 26.
He was arrested by Scotland Yard's serious crimes squad on the weekend.
Insurance brokers have already paid out the major part of the insurance
claim on the loss. It was the equivalent in insurance terms of the sinking of a
supertanker, one insurance broker said.
West Gmany pays reord $10.7
million for Gospels manuscript
LONDON - A lavishly illustrated 12th century book of Gospels set a world
record price for an art work yesterday when a West German government
consortium paid 7.4 million pounds - $10.7 million - for the illuminated
manuscript.
Sotheby's auction house said that with its 10 percent commission added,
the buyers will pay 8.14 million pounds - $11.8 million.
"We got a real bargain," said Hans Kraus, 77-year-old head of the New
York based H. P. Kraus book-dealing firm, which jointly bid for "The
Gospels of Henry the Lion" with London's Bernard Quaritch Ltd. book-
dealers, on behalf of the Bonn government.
"We would have gone higher - up to 10 million pounds, or $14.4 million. It
is quite simply the most beautiful book, or work of art, in the world," he said.
The consortium was backed mainly by the West German state of Lower
Saxony where the book of the four Gospels was produced by a monk named
Herimann, near Brunswick in about 1170.
Common Market summit fails
ATHENS, Greece - Leaders of Western Europe's Common Market
yesterday failed to resolve a financial crisis that threatens the 10-nation
trading bloc.
A three-day summit ended without a communique for the first time in the
organization's 25-year history, and Chancellor Helmut Kohl of West Ger-
many called the failure "a bitter setback."
The summit foundered largely on what to do about subsidies, or support
prices, for agricultural products which are in growing surplus in the 10-
nation area with a population of 270 million. The subsidies absorb two-thirds
of the nearket's annual spending of $21 billion.
Leaders of. the Common Market and analysts predicted grave financial
problems for the organization and politicpil tensions among the 10 nations
appeared likely.
President Francois Mitterand of France said Europe.now "knows in all
clarity that it is in crisis."
Jackson demands party rule
changes to aid black candidates
ATLANTA - Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson yesterday threatened a
fight on the floor of the 1984 Democratic National Convention against party
rules he says discriminate against his presidential candidacy.
Jackson's goals of more black and minority delegates picked up qualified
support from one rival, Sen. Gary Hart of Colorado, and "sympathy" from
another, Sen. John Glenn. But, in the process, the unity hoped for among six
candidates on a two-day tour of the country to raise $1.9 million for the party
disappeared.
Earlier Jackson had promised to try to resolve his dispute later this month
in negotiations with Democratic National Chairman Charles Manatt. But in
Atlanta, with the other two candidates, Jackson would not let the matter
drop.
Jackson has demanded a change in party rules he said discriminate
against him and favor front-runners Mondale and Glenn. He said the rule
denying any delegates to a candidate who gets less than 20 percent of the
vote in a congressional district hurt him because only 86 districts in the coun-

try have more than 20 percent registered black voters.
"The point is that we must maker the fundamental room" for blacks,
women and Hispanics, Jackson said. "Mine is a strategy for winning. It is a
strategy for rewarding those who are the most loyal to the party."
ble Mirbitgan Johiflu
Wednesday, December 7, 1983
Vol. XCI V-No. 75
(ISSN 0745-967X)

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