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Ninety-five Years
Editorial Freedom

Lit 4wa


Snow, accompanied by blowing
and drifting, likely. Single digit
temperatures expected.


Vol. XCV, No. 90

Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Saturday, January 19, 1985

Fifteen Cents

Eight Pages

Art school rebuilds
after budget review

Editor's note: In yesterday's
Weekend magazine the Daily ran
the first of three stories examining
the budget cuts to the Schools of
Education, Art, and Natural
Resources. The cuts are part of the
University's plan to trim school and
program budgets by $20 million
over five years and to redirect that
money into "high priority" areas to
help maintain the University's
reputation as a research institution.
The schools of Education, Art, and
Natural Resources were targeted for
large budget cuts as well as special
reviews of teaching, research, and
student quality. Supporters of the

plan said the schools would become
"smaller but better." The Daily
spoke with administrators,
professors, and students at each of
the schools, all of which are in the
midst of downsizing. The im-
pressions of those in the School of
Education appeared in yesterday's
Weekend. Below, the School of
Art is examined. Tomorrow's Daily
will feature the School of Natural
After working 15 years as a
professional photographer and instruc-
tor, Fred Crudder decided to enroll in
the School of Art to take introductory
level courses in his field for the first

time. Memories of bad experiences
with teaching assistants during his un-
dergraduate years at the University
made him sure of one thing: He only
wanted courses taught by full
But now, two years later, Crudder
himself is a graduate student teaching
assistant at the art school. If he had to
start over, he says, he would not
hesitate to register for an art course
led by a TA.
"THE TAs I have observed have
taken the job very seriously and are
responding very adequately to the
needs of the introductory classes," he
Crudder is one of a growing number
of graduate students in the art school
See ART, Page 3

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB

Wendel Heers, acting dean of the School of Art, takes a break in his office. Heers plays a key role in restructuring theArt
School while it cuts 18 percent of its budget.

-notes .plan
deception at
Ford talk
Eleven-year-old notes discovered in a
library on North Campus show that
Gerald Ford's 1974 commencement
speech at the University may have been
met by a protest sign planted by the
former vice president's staff.
The notes, found in the Gerald Ford
Presidential Library on North Campus,
reveal that members of the vice
president's staff wanted to have a sign
at the May 4 Crisler Arena speech
calling Ford a "neo-fascist."
apparently read at the graduation con-
tained prepared remarks about the
"neo-fascist" sign. They were in-
cluded, according to Ford spokesman
Bob Barrett, because the term neo-
See FORD, Page 2

Students call for safety

A group of students, angered by
comments a University administrator
made about campus rape in this mon-
th's Metropolitan Detroit magazine,
said they will stage a sit-in in his office
next week to protest his remarks.
Henry Johnson, the university's vice
president for student services, told a
reporter from the magazine that the
issue of rape is downplayed here on
campus because it could hurt freshman
bers and other University students
have formed an ad hoc group to protest
Johnson's remarks.
The magazine quoted Johnson as
saying, "Rape is a red flag word - in
many people's minds it conjurs up
something that's unsafe, that's to be
suspect at best - a very bad environs
ment to be in. (TieUniversity) wants
to present an image that is receptive
and palatable to the potential student
cohort," he said.
He also likened rape to Alzheimer's

Rape story spurs protest

disease and mental retardation, saying
it effects a small part of the population
and may have to reach a crisis level "in
order to get things done."
JOHNSON said he did not forsee a
centralized rape prevention and treat-
ment center because of the University's
financial situation.
Johnson is quoted as saying: "Our
responsibility is to provide, within our
resources, a safe environment. Given
the current (financial) climate, I just
don't see something labled 'rape
prevention clinic' or 'office' as
necessarily germane to the mission of
the institution. That's a cold thing to
say, but it's (so)."
Johnson could not be reached for
comment yesterday, but is expected to
release a letter clarifying his position to

Metropolitan Detroit on Monday.
The protest group has scheduled a sit-,
in Monday morning at Johnson's office
according to Anne Ryan, a group mem-
ber. .
to Johnson about their concerns regar-
ding rape on campus at the sit-in as well
as outline actions they think are essen-
tial to student safety, Ryan said.
Ryan, a graduate student in the
school of Public Health, said she does
not think the University should down-
play rape. She added that rape in-
volved more than a small percentage of
students. ,
"You don't solve a problem by down-
playing it...Rape is a problem that ef-
fects all women. The University has to
address that," Ryan said.

and supporter of the group, said rape is
not only a women s issue.
"Men should look and see how they
benefit from a violent society and look
withing themselves to see how they con-
tribute to it," said Winkelman.
The group is calling for more
lighting, particularly on North Campus
and the mile radius surrounding central
campus. They also want a better night-
time transportation system and an
organized escort service.
University security should "protect
people not only buildings," said Ryan.
Ryan said the group will have a snow
ball effect.
"(Rape) touches such a deep chord of
fear and frustration. I think we will
find very wide based support."

.addressed University graduates



Light fixture falls in
Lorch Hall corridor

,may boast
One of the great inadequacies of Nor-
th Campus is its considerable distance
from the great embodiment of Univer-
sity life: the Diag.
But under a plan presented to the
University's Board of Regents at its
meeting yesterday, students in
engineering, music, art, and architec-
ture may be able to enjoy warm spring
days on a surrogate four-acre Diag
known as the campus green.
THE "DIAG II" plan is one of scores
of changes North Campus and ad-
ministration officials will be looking at
over the next 25 years, and may even
result in a cold-weather hater's
utopia--enclosed walkways between
the major buildings.
} The key to the scheme is the College
of Engineering, which will take up the
bulk of developed land on the 800-acre
Most of the buildings fall into what
the study calls the academic core area,
a plot in the heart of the campus which
currently houses the Art and Architec-
See 'U', Page 3

A Lorch Hall fixture approximately
eight feet long fell yesterday, narrowly
missing a student and scattering
broken glass, chunks of plaster, and
other debris outside a 4th floor office.
Officials from the University's depar-
tment of Occupational Safety and En-
vironmental Health (OSEH) said con-
struction workers, who were removing
hot water pipes wrapped in asbestos on
the next floor, may have jarred the tile
switch that supports the light fixture.
ONE OF THE inspectors, Ken Schat-
zle, said that despite several large
cracks left in the ceiling, the beams were
secure and the ceiling was in no danger
of caving in.
Lorch Hall employees said they were
only a few feet from the fixture when they
began feeling vibrations and heard
"pipes being banged" -minutes later,
the fixture came down.
LSA sophomore Reggie Brady, an
assistant in the office of the National
Study of Black College Students, said he
had just entered the doors of the office
when the fixture fell.
"IT WAS A matter of seconds," said
Adrian Garcia, a secretary who wat-
ched the incident. "It was just luck that
he wasn't hit."

Afterward, employees expressed
outrage at the accident.
"This isn't the first time something
like this has happened," Garcia said.
"In December, they were doing jack-
hammering upstairs, and we were get-
ting a lot of dust and small chunks of
"WHEN THERE's work going on like
this," said Tom Holt, director of the
Center for Afroamerican and African
Studies, "things like this can happen.
Why should we have to take the shor-
According to Holt, office workers and
employees have been hindered by the
construction around them over the past
two months.
"You're costing us a fortune," Holt
told the OSEH inspectors. "We spend a
lot of the time we should be spending on
business running around, trying to find
out what the next surprise is going to
Holt said that he would ask Paul
Spradlin, director of the plant Exten-
sion Office, to stop construction in the
building during office hours.
Lorch Hall has been under renovation
since November. Last month, workers
removed asbestos found in the
building's ceiling.

Just desserts

Associated Press

Chefs from the New England Culinary Institute put the finishing touches on the Inauguration Cake at the Washington
D.C. Convention Center. The garnish -- a mini replica of the U.S. Capitol.

Marchin' in the rain
he Army is all wet. At least it will be next time it
rains. It seems the top brass decided yesterday
that its servicemen won't be able to carry um-
brellas while in uniform. Army Secretary John
Marsh and Gen. John Wickham, the Army's chief of staff,
"have disapproved the use of umbrellas," according to Col.
Miguel Monteverde.a nknkeman "The demin h h dn

by men in uniform ever since its creation in 1775. The Air
Force allowed the practice in 1979. Last year, the issue
arose in the Marines. But top commanders nixed the idea,
reportedly echoing a vow similar to that of Marsh and.
Wickham. In other words, it would never happen while he
was in charge. The Army decision means male soldiers can
still put covers on their hats, but if rain or snow or sleet or
hail falls down their neck, they'll just have to end up
Happy days

lingo...and do the Debevic walk." What is a Devebic walk?
The walk is a, "how would you say, sashay," said waitress
"Blondie," alias Barb Supple. For some, a visit to the diner
is like a trip down memory lane. "One guy said, 'Hey, I
think I worked here in high school,' "Supple said. There are
some things at the diner that definitely do not harken back
to the '54s: The prices. A hamburger goes for $3.35, while a
malted milk with whipped cream cost $2.35.
Junk the junk food
f ..n- hfa r~ ., ant hn nnt i l r:n.. .. th:-- e t ~ e nl -

ded school menu, eliminating foods high in cholesterol,
sugar, salt and fat content. The students objected to such
offerings as pre-sweetened cereals, french fries, doughnuts,
and chocolate milk. Instead, they recommended wheat
bread, baked potatoes, and baked chicken while retaining
such popular items as pizza and macaroni and cheese. The
class sent copies of their proposal to two district ad-
ministrators, the city school board, the state board of
education and the news media. They only received one
reply-from the school district's food service director who
assured them that the school diet meets federal regulations

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