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* Ninety-five .Years
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Cloudy and breezy with afternoon
showers. Highs in the low to mid-
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Vol. XCV. No. 136

Copyright 1985. The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor. Michigan - Saturday, March 23, 1985

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TA s unio
tentative

reach
agreement

By BAftBARA LOECHER
The University and the TA s union
reached a tenative agreement on a con-
tract yesterday after almost three
weeks of bargaining.
The contract, which still has to be
ratified by the members of the
Graduate Employees' Organization
(GEO) includes a 50 percent tuition
waiver and a five percent increase in
salary for teaching and research
assistants, according to union president
Jane Holzka.
THOUGH THE union has historically
favored a full tuition waiver, Holzka
said she is "particularly pleased with
the 50 percent tuition waiver."

'(We're) particularly pleased with the 50
percent tuition Waiver.
- GEO president
Jane Holzka

After the expiration of a law which
exempted 'the tuition waiver from
taxation in December of 1983, TAs were
forced to pay the tax on the waiver,
which in some cases amounted to $75-
$100 per month.
The tax, GEO said, violated the terms
of the past contract. The University,
however, refused to compensate the
TAs instead offering them short-term
loans to cover any financial hardships
caused by the tax.
THOUGH CONGRESS reinstated the
law last fall, the union had talked about
including in the new contract a clause
to provide for future problems with a
See GEO, Page 3

Under the terms of the old contract,
which GEO members approved in
December, 1983, the University waived
40 percent of TA s tuition.
GEO also received gains in non-
monetary areas including a stipulation
for continued discussion of working

conditions between the union and the
administration, Iolkza said..
THE PROPOSED contract does not
safeguard TAs against taxation on the
tuition waiver, a point GEO had talked
about last year, but decided not to bring
up at the bargaining table.

'U' may cut Med Tech program

By KATIE WILCOX
Because of a shrinking job market and budget
pressures, the Univesity's Executive Officers are
reviewing a proposal to end the Medical Technology
training program. The proposal would phase out the
program over a two year period.
The cost of maintaining the program, the change in
the demand for medical technologists; and a
decrease in student enrollment were cited as the
main reasons for re-evaluation of the program ac-
cording to Peter Ward, Interim Dean of the Medical
School and chairman of the Pathology Department.
"WE FEEL fiscal pressure is such that to continue
to maintain this program will be difficult," Ward
said. "Priorities are in other areas."
"Finances are a problem," said program director
Sandra Bluck, "that's the bottom line."

The cost analysis calculated for a review commit-
tee, which evaluated the training program, said the
program costs $189,000 per year. Ward explained the
program is currently costing $15-20,000 a year, per
student.
UPON COMPLETION of the program, a student
receives a Bachelor of Science degree and then takes
a proficiency exam to earn a medical technologist
certificate. It is a joint program between LSA
and the Medical School's Department of Pathology.
Up to 20 students may be accepted each year into the
program. Yet in recent years the enrollment has been
lower. This year's graduating class will number 17.
If the program is cut, the effect on the University
will not be great due to the size of the program. "The
program is verysmall," said Gluck, "I don't think it
will a-ffect the reputation of the University as a
whole."
There are no full-time tenured faculty associated

with the program. Yet those involved are concerned
about the future of their jobs. "No one's really
promised us anything at this point," said Gay Lilley,
who teaches Immunology with the program. She ex-
plained this is because the proposal continues the
program for two more years with no explanation
beyond that to the staff concerned.
LILLEY ALSO feels the death of the former chair-
man, James French,, contributed to the program's
loss of support. "He (French) was a protector of the
Medical Technology program.
There are other views on why the program may be
discontinued. "The main reason is there is no resear-
ch in our program," said Sharon DeLong, a senior in
the program. "Granted this is basically a research
institution, but I think that even though it's not
research oriented, the career of medical technology
See MED, page 3

Associated Press
High flyer
Kim Johnson, a second grader from Kingsford, Michigan, flies a kite during
recess.

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Code debate
sips beneath
the surface

By ERIC MATTSON
Not too long ago, a small but determined
group of students waged a war against what
they saw as an attempt by the University ad-
ministration to control their lives outside the
classroom.
They held rallies and protests, pestered ad-
ministrators, and did their best to get other
students to care about what was ominously
known as "the code."
THE DEBATE over the code - a five-page
document outlining prohibited conduct and

punishments for violating rules - went on for
months. Neither side seemed willing to budge
an inch until one day last November, when
University President Harold Shapiro, citing the
lack of progress in negotiations, put the code in
the lap of the University Council, a nine-
member board that had not met for nearly a
year.
Since then, the controversy surrounding the
code has slipped below the surface, and nobody
knows if and when differences between studen-
ts and administrators will erupt, shattering the
delicate consensus council members are trying

to build.
THE FIRST obstacle council members cro-
ssed was realizing that building a code would
take quite a while.
"I had hoped to get this over quickly," said
Donald Rucknagel, a faculty representative on
the council. But instead of simply revising an
old version of the code, Rucknagel and the rest
of the council members decided to start from
scratch and investigate the problems a code
could address.
As a result, some members of the council,
which is composed of three 'students, three

faculty members, and three administrators,
b'ecame concerned 'that the regents would
become impatient with the process and pass
the code.
SUSAN EKLUND, an associate dean in the
Law School and an administrative represen-
tative on the council, said people in the
president's office told her that the ad-
ministration was expecting a code fairly soon.
"Isn't it true that if we don't come up with a
code of conduct soon President Shapiro and the
See U. COUNCIL, Page 2

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Experts give summer
'subletting suggestions

By VIBEKE LAROI
An endless stream of sublet advertisements plaster the
walls of almost every University building. It seems everyone
SUMMER SUBLET
SUPPLEMENT INSIDE
in town is departing for the summer. But don't panic, the big
rush for housing is just around the corner and there's still
time to buy up that cheap sublet.
"It's always been difficult to sublet in Ann Arbor during the
summer, but there is less panic than there has been in past
years," said Jo Rumsey, assistant director of Housing In-

formation.
HOUSING officials urge students to "get it in writing," -
make it clear to the two parties what the terms of agreemen-
ts are so if there are any problems you have documentation,
said Housing Advisor Brenda Herman.
Rumsey's advice to tenants is to "put yourself in the
position of a landlord - think of it as your money."
A main problem with subletting is the "lack of education"
among students, said Jeff Ditz, director of the Ann Arbor
Tenants Union. Students subletting are "still tied to the
(original) contract" so if the subletter doesn't pay the rent or
damages the house, it's the tenants problem, he adds.
How much to charge subletters baffles many tenants.
Herman recommends renting out room by room for anything
See APRIL, Page 3

Bracelets symbolize solidarity

By ALYSON BITNER about the issue, ma
A local group presented bracelets symbol of the pers
bearing the names of South African the wearer and thep
political prisoners yesterday to six area RECEIVING TH
residents who have played an active Democratic mayo
role in opposing apartheid. ward Pierce, sta
The bracelets are a symbol of Pollack (D-Ann Arb
tative Perry Bulla
solidarity for the anti-apartheid city councilman La
movement, said Deborah Robinson of Ward); Mary Fran
International Possibilities Unlimited Civil Rights C
the program chairperson. The effort, professor of law at1
she said, was to raise consciousness and the ReverandP
To DAY
Lottery addiction
A ROCHESTER HILLS, Michigan woman "hooked
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aking the bracelet a
sonal bond between
prisoner.
IE bracelets were
ral candidate Ed-
ate senator Lana
bor), state represen-
ard (D-Ann Arbor),
rry Hunter (D-First
ncis Berry, a U.S.
ommissioner and
Howard University,
Mangedwa Nythi of

Detroit.
Pollack, who lobbied in Lansing for
divesture of University investments in
South Africa, received a bracelet with
the name of Nelson Mandela on it.
Mandela is considered one of the most
famous political prisoners in South
Africa.:"I will wear this with a mixture
of pride and sadness," Pollack said.
The group gave Bullard a bracelet
bearing the name of WalterSisulu, who
See LOCAL, Page 3

Dam n kids Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
Jack O'Keefe and his granddaughter Carla Murray scrutinize a junked car perched on top of "The Rock" in front of
Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority yesterday. Members of the sorority first noticed the car at 2 a.m. yesterday morning, but don't
know who put it there or why. "I guess it's just springtime in Ann Arbor," O'Keefe said.

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fort to win back her losses and pay creditors. Kaczor, who
spent up to $1,000 a day on Michigan's daily games, is un-
der treatment for severe depression in Mercywood
Hospital, a psychiatric center in Ann Arbor.
She cannot take any phone calls or messages, but yesterday
called The Detroit News to tell her tale. Last year, she won
about $35,000 in the lottery but probably spent 10 times that
amount, Bricker said. "It got totally out of control. We're

committee is now accepting applications for nominations.
Candidates will be chosen by their diversity of activiites,
length and level of involvement, contribution to the Univer-
sity or community, initiative, and outstanding
achievement. Nomination forms are available at the
Student Alumni Council in the Alumni Center. The deadline
is Thursday, March 28.

care of themselves" but he later softened their image.
When he was young, Asimov said, science fiction was
primarily for "men, mainly adolescents...usually suffering;
from acne because they couldn't be with young women.
The atomic bomb in the 1940s brought sci-fi writers a new;
respectability because they had foretold of such a weapon.
"What I sold to 'Astounding Science Fiction,' I could now.
sell to The New York Times," he said. "All those hard-

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