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Vol. XCV, !No. 129
Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, March 15, 1985
to vote on
By AMY MINDELL
Students "CRISPing" for classes
next month will vote on two proposals
which could change the order in which
future students register.
Each student will be asked to fill out a
survey which asks for opinions on two
alternative systems, according to
Associate Registrar Doug Woolley.
Students will also be able to endorse the
current system or suggest other
UNDER THE current system, all
seniors are allowed to register first.
The remaining students register in a
rotating alphabetical order.
One proposal, which was suggested
by LSA Student Government member
Jon Corn, would allow seniors and then
juniors to register before the under-
classmen. Freshpersons and
sophomores would then rotate
The second suggestion is based on
credit hours earned. Students with the
most credits earned would get first
choice of classes, and those with the
fewest would go last.
BOTH SYSTEMS are designed to
allow sophomores and juniors to choose
from more open courses. Currently a
junior whose name falls at the end of
the alphabetical rotation may find
many classes have already been filled.
"CRISP is structurally unfair to
students that go here for three years
and are placed behind a freshman
because their last name starts with an
'H'," said LSA-SG member Seth Cohen.
Woolley said that after the survey is
complete it will be up to Vice President
for Student Services Henry Johnson to
determine whether any changes will be
"I THINK THERE should be a
change," said LSA sophomore Susan
Richter, "I'm always last."
Kipp Kovnig disagreed. "It seems to
be purely up to chance," said the LSA
freshman. "The people who don't like it
must be at the bottom...You have to
give a little to get a little."
Some people feel that the difficulty in
getting classes stems.not from the ac-
tual registration procedure, but from
the lack of classes offered.
"Departments are undersized and
understaffed," said LSA senior Daniel
Koven. "There should be more
professors teaching and less doing
Those who would complain should
realize, that the University's
registration system is vastly improved
from 10 years ago.
See STUDENTS, Page 5
'M' is Fairleigh certain of victory
By STEVE WISE
Fairleigh Dickinson coach Tom Green
calls it a "David and Goliath" mat-
chup. But David got to throw rocks,and
Goliath didn't have a 16-game winning
Thus it would probably take a
miracle of more than biblical propor-
tions for Green's Knights to beat the
Michigan basketball team in tonight's
first round NCAA tournament game.
HEEDING the little-known eleventh
commandment - "Thou shall respect
thine top-seeded opponent" - Green
said Fairleigh Dickinson is one of a
various multitude who would have
trouble against the Wolverines, who
carry the number one tag ins the
"Everybody's saying we're under-
dogs," he said. "Sixty-two teams in the
tournament would be underdogs to
But while FDU's 21-9 record is better
than 25 teams in the tournament, the
underdog label seems especially ap-
propriate for the hoop squad from
ONE REASON for the general
derision with which -the Knights are
regarded is the competition, or lack
thereof, they saw during the regular
Fairleigh Dickinson lost to Navy, the
only NCAA tournament team it played
this year, by nine and by 14 to Wake.
Forest, which is now in the National In-
vitational Tournament. Most of the
Knights' wins were in conference games,
in the ECAC Metro.
And if you're saying, "The ECAC
who?" you're not alone.
"It's not a power-packed schedule by
Big Ten standards," Green admitted.
THE OTHER big question is how
much power is packed into the FDU
lineup. With no starters over 6-8, and
with the tallest other players being
freshmen, the Knights may absorb a
few dents in their armor.
"As a team (the Wolverines) just get
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Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
A beastly chicken
Chicken impersonator Glen Shaw and Sheri Bliffen distribute fliers on the
diag yesterday promoting a presentation at Angell Hall tonight at 7:30 p.m.
on "Armageddon: The Beast And '666."
reach. a record high
By RACHEL GOTTLIEB
The University's admissions office
announced this week that the final
count of this year's freshmen applican-
ts is expected to exceed 15,000 - a nine
percent jump over last year's record
14,680. Only 8,300 out of that 15,000 have
been accepted and only 4,350 are expec-
ted to actually enroll.
A larger pool of qualified applicants
has enabled the University to raise its
admissions standards, officials say.
MOST OF the students who apply but
are not admditted are fully qualified,
but "there are just too many of them,"
said Clifford Sjogren, the University's
director of admissions.
Those lucky ones who are accepted
usually boast an A- grade point
average, but G.P.A. is only one of the
many factors taken into consideration,
Sjogren said. Other considerations in-
clude standardized test scores, recom-
mendations, and extra-curricular ac-
tivities, he said.
Over the years, the increasingly
selective freshman admissions process
has resulted in a 10-point increase in the
median scores on the Scholastic Ap-
THE MEDIAN SAT score on the ver-
bal portion of the test jumped from 550
in 1983 to 560 in 1984. The median score
on the math portion of the test in-.
creased from 620 to 630 over the same
period. This year's median scores are
not yet available.
Scores on the American College Test,
which is predominantly taken by in-
state students, only increased one point
for the English portion - from 24 in
1983 to 25 in 1984 - while the math
scores remained consistent with a
median score of 28.
Sjogren said he attributes the in-
crease in applications to the high
quality of academics and the diversity of
See LARGE, Page 5
By SEAN JACKSON
Racial equality and higher education
can mix, said Niara Sudarkasa,
associate vice president for academic
affairs, during a presentation of her
report on minority recruitment and
financial aid at yesterday's Board of
The regents praised the 13-page
summary of the recommendations
made by S darkasa in the report but
several regents questioned the
suggestion that standardized tests be
deemphasized in the admissions
THE UNIVERSITY will know by 1989
if its 10 percent minority and black
enrollment goal is attainable,
Sudarkasa said after the meeting.
Currently at 11.3 and 5.1 percent,
respectively, Sudarkasa said that the
hope of the plan is to "boost un-
'derrepresented and black enrollment
by 100 percent.
Sudarkasa's three main recommen-
dations call for less emphasis on stan-
dardized tests for minority students
with high grades in high school, $1.5
million increase in minority financial
aid over a five-year period, and in-
creased contact with potential minority
students during their high school years.
Regent Deane Baker (D-Ann Arbor)
said that when the University modified
admissions criteria in the mid 1970's as
part of an effort to increase minority
enrollment that backfired because a try. A try or anoth
many of the students never graduated. The de-emphasiz
HOWEVER, Regent Nellie Varner dized test would be
(D-Detroit) feels that it is worth in select cases. "(
trying and experimenting. "My own students that have
particular background says that to give to outstanding abilit
a greater weight to grades could be for one reason or
very beneficial." scored high on
Even if the University has tried such Sudarkasa said.
a modification plan, Regent Sarah A STUDENT WI']
Power (D-Ann Arbor) said "it's worth See REGEN
Students request more
influence in decisions.
ing of the standar-
It's) only for those
ay in high school, but
another have not
the SAT test,"
TH a 3.8 grade point
NTS, Page 2
By ERIC MATTSON
Five students told the Board of
Regents yesterday that students do not
have enough influence in University
decisions about minority student
In a half-hour presentation, Michigan
Student Assembly minority researcher
Roderick Linzie and four others called
for the formation of a "University-wide
commission" to work on minority
recruitment and retention.
LINZIE SAID the regents approved
the creation of such a commission at
their October 1983 meeting, when they
established an administrative post to
handle minority affairs.
The commission, which would be
composed of students, faculty, ad-
ministrators, and alumni, has not been
"We feel it is imperative to make ups
a University-wide commission made up
of faculty, students, and ad-
ministrators," Linzie said.
THE COMMISSION would also "in-
clude students in decision making,"
Linzie said. The administration has
made important decisions without get-
ting enough input from students, he ad-
After the meeting, University
President Harold Shapiro said the ad-
See STUDENTS, Page 2
Experts debate industrial policy
Two 'U' students will
attend D.C. lobby day
By THOMAS HRACH
Deregulation of the phone system, automobile import
quotas, and the failing steel industry were among the major
American economic issues considered by a panel of our
economic experts at the Rackham Amphitheater yesterday.
The debate, sponsored by students in the Institute of Public
Policy Studies, centered on the role American government
should play in industry. It opened a two-day conference
designed to study ways to stimulate the struggling U.S. in-
Most of the discussion concerned the proper way for the
federal government to aid the nation's major industries. The
} panelists strongly disagreed over the propriety of the gover-
nment's decision to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.
THE FEDERAL government's decision to bail out com-
panies has allowed large firms to think they won't fail," said
Robert Crandall of the Brookings Institute in Washington.
"Bankruptcy often allows companies to reorganize and
become more efficient operations."
Crandall has been a long-time opponent of any government
interference in the nation's largest industries. According to
Crandall ineffective regulations and import quotas have only
served to stagnate the U.S. economy in some of its major in-
you feel a little cheated because you couldn't get to
New Orleans for the Mardi Gras, cheer up and head on
over to Michigras this weekend. The festivities, which
Barry Bluestone, a University graduate who is now a
professor at Boston College, had nothing but praise for the
Chrysler bailout. Bluestone still sees much more room for the
government to get involved in private industry because
many companies are afraid to invest money back in the in-
dustry for new technology.
"THE EFFECTS of a Chrysler bankruptcy would have
been disasterous," said Bluestone. "Chrysler was a smart
policy for the government."
I Bluestone admitted that some government interference
has gone awry, but he would like to see consistent industrial
policy which would instill growth and promote industry
The panelists concentrated on theory, and little specific ac-
tion or inaction on the part of state and federal governments
"Economists are too often irrelevant," said Bluestone af-
ter an exchange with Crandall over the success of federal in-
The other two panelists, Robert Kuttner of The New
Republic and Robert Lawrence also of Brookings, took more
middle-of-the-road positions on the issues of Chrysler and
By AMY MINDELL
Two members of the Michigan
,Student Assembly will travel to
Washington today, courtesy of the Of-
fice of Student Services, to push mem-
bers of Congress to vote down Reagan's
proposed funding cuts in higher
education and federal financial aid
Although MSA voted down a proposal
to fund the two students' trip, which is
part of National Student Lobby Day,
Vice President for Student Services
Henry Johnson agreed to pay for the en-
tire excursion through his office's
discretionary fund. Originally, John-
son's office was to match money ap-
propriated by MSA.
"IT IS important to let our legislature
know how we feel abmut the proposed
budget cuts and how they will affect
University students," said Kevin
Michaels, one of the members atten-
ding the United States Students
Asociation-sponsored event. "Face-to-
face lobbying will show the legislatures
that we are concerned, and that
students are not the stereotypes they
think we are."
Mark Williams, the other MSA mem-
ber attending the lobby day, said the
main argument that they will be trying
to impress upon the legislatures is that
"if the cuts go through the right to the
best education available will be denied
to many students, and not on the basis
of skills or training, but for lack of
Williams and Michaels plan to meet
See STUDENTS, Page 5
... opposes federal bailouts
A student participating in the University's Program in
Scholarly Research for Urban/Minority High School
Students was recently named as one of 40 finalists nation-
wide in the prestigious Westinghouse Science Competition.
Two other students from the Urban Scholars program were
Green beer crisis
T'S ENOUGH to make an Irishman cry. For the first
time in 23 years, tavern keepers in this northwest Iowa
town may not get their shipment of Irish green beer dye in
time for Saint Patrick's Day. Each year the town imports
the much touted potion, concocted by Old World brewers in
does not arrive on time we may have a riot on our hands,"
said tavern owner Don Kauffman.
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