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Ninety-six years of editorial freedom

IoI.XCVI -No. 11

Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, September 19, 1985

Eight Pages

Will divestment hurt 'U' more than apartheid?

By KERY MURAKAMI
Second of a two-part series
k Activists and college administrators
gree - South Africa's policy of racial
discrimination is reprehensible.
But divestment, taking a symbolic stand
against apartheid, can mean losing money.
And that scares adminstrators.
"REALISTICALLY," divestment may
hurt the University more than it hurts the
corporations they're divesting from," said
Chris Coons, a research assistant for the
Washington-based Investment Respon-
sibility Research Center.
Norm Herbert, the University's chief in-
U' dean
vies for
Iowa St.
presidency
By KERY MURAKAMI
Richard Christiansen, dean of the
tniversity's dental school, is one of
25 semi-finalists for the presidency of
Iowa State University, a Chicago-
sed consulting agency announced
sterday.
In November a school selection
committee will narrow the list of can-
didates to six, said William Tipping, a
researcher for Heining and Struggle
Inc, the firm which provided the list.
a THE IOWA State Board of Trustees
is expected to make a decisin by the
end of the year, Tipping said. Fifty
candidates were considered for the
job.
Christiansen said last night he
wasn't sure he would accept the post if
selected. Candidates did not apply for
the position but were selected by the
consulting firm, which searched for
qualified administrators on campuses
across the nation, he said.
"I have a very fine position here
and I'm looking forward to keep
working with my colleagues here,"
Christiansen said, adding it is still
Premature to decide whether he
could accept the post. Ji
Christiansen was considered w
See DEAN, Page 6 s

vestment officer, agrees. Giving up holdings
in profitable firms - IBM, General Motors,
and Dow Chemical for example - which do
business in South Africa limits the number
of "safe" investments a college can make.
For example, IBM stock is generally
a more reliable money-maker than a
smaller, less visible firm that doesn't
operate in South Africa.
FOR EXAMPLE, since 1983, when the
University divested 90 percent of its
holdings in companies that Ao business in
South Africa, it has been forced to under-
take riskier investments, buying stocks that

aren't as well-known or as profitable as
those it once held.
Herbert would not detail these riskier in-
vestments, but says it's too early to tell if
divestiture has indeed had a negative effect
on the University's stock portfolio.
The University still holds investments in
Michigan-based corporations, such as
General Motors.
According to Coons, the University, like
its peer institutions, will probably be hurt
more than the corporations from which it
divested.
DIVESTMENT is merely the sale of stock

from one investor to another, he said. Cor-
porations don't lose money in these ex-
changes. "There's always people willing to
-buy their stocks, no matter what the cir-
cumstances."
Only mass sales - many stockholders
selling their holdings over a short period of
time - could devalue the stock, he said.
Accomplishing this task would be dif-
ficult.
"Only a certain amount of stock in a com-
pany can be sold in the course of a day,"
Coons said. But "(divestment is) still an
important gesture."

NANCY CRAIG, investments director at
Michigan State University, says divestment
doesn't always mean a loss in stock profits.
"(Divestment) hasn't hurt us," she said.
"We haven't had a problem finding alter-
native investments."
MSU had less South African-related
stocks than the University - $8 million,
compared to $50 million. MSU's smaller
portfolio made divestment relatively sim-
ple, Craig said.
MSU's investments are doing better now
than they were before divestiture, she said,
but she credits this to the nation's improved
See DIVESTMENT, Page 6

rules studied
Group to review alcohol policy

By VIBEKE LAROI
University housing officials announced yesterday that
they have decided to form an alcohol study group which
will examine how the current alcohol policy is monitored
within and between residence halls.
The decision came out of a closed staff meeting.
The study group will be composed of students as well as
housing officials and residence hall staff. It will attempt to
address questions on the role of residence staff in enfor-
cing the policy, consistency in enforcement between the
various halls, and possible educational programming,
said Marvin Parnes, assistant director of residence hall
education.
EVENTUALLY, the group will present the housing
division with a report, after they have had time to gather
information, Parnes said. He would not say when he ex-
pected the report to be released or what impact he thought
the group's findings would have on the current policy.
"There is no intention right now to change the policy.
Our hope is to clarify, not change the policy," Parnes said.
"We don't have enough sense from our staff on whether
there are problems or the extent of the problems with the
policy."
Parnes said the reason for the formation of a study
group is partially a reaction to increased public attention
on this issue.
LAST WEEK, Jerral Jackson, the building director of
Couzens Hall, announced a no keg policy in a meeting with
his building's residents, although he declined to specify
punishments for those who violated the policy.
This meeting provoked concern among students who

felt that Jackson was imposing a stricter alcohol policy
than that practiced in other residence halls. Students also
feared that their privacy would be invaded by housing of-
ficials checking for kegs and underage drinking.
John Heidke, associate director for housing education,
said dorm residents will "likely experience no difference
this weekend."
When they begin to grapple with issues pertaining to the
policy, Heidke said, study group members will be
"looking towards consistency in the policy."
Students speak out on possible keg restrictions. See
Inquiring Photographer, Page 2.
"THE HOUSING staff has great respect for individual
rights," said Parnes. He added that the current policy
does not allow officials to knock on students' doors, and
called such action "invading other people's privacy."
Housing officials say they are also generally pleased
with student compliance with the policy.
"In virtually all situations where residents have been
asked to refrain from an activity by staff members or
security, they have done so cooperatively," Heidke said.
The first response to a minor drinking would be a war-
ning, "requesting them (residents) to return to more ap-
propriate behavior," Heidke said.
Heidke added, however, that if a party was disturbing to
residents, threatening to personal safety, and included
vandalism, it is, "Likely that they will request housing
security to shut that party down."
BUILDING DIRECTORS questioned about the meeting
See GROUP, Page 3

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Sudarkasa
.welcomes
Jackson's
pledge

By CHRISTY RIEDEL
A University official in charge of
minority affairs said she welcomed
last week's pledge by the Rev. Jesse
Jackson to attend hearings on
minority enrollment here,ralthough
she said it was the first time she had
heard of the idea.
Frank Watkins, a spokesperson for
Jackson's Chicago-based
organization PUSH, said he also had
no knowledge of Jackson's plans to
hold hearings in Ann Arbor on the
University's minority enrollment.
Niara Sudarkasa, University
associate vice president for academic
affairs, said she regretted that

Jackson cited incorrect figures for
minority enrollment at his Detroit
news confer'ence last Thursday night.
The former Democratic presidential
contender said black enrollment at
the University has dropped from a
high of 15 percent to 5 percent.
ACCORDING TO University
statistics, black enrollment peaked at
7.2 percent in 1976, bottomed out in
1983 at 4.9 percent, and slowly clim-
bed back to 5.1 percent last year.
Reacting to students protests 15
years ago, University officials vowed
to take steps which would boost black
enrollment to 10 percent by 1973, yet
they never attained that goal.

"I would see (Jackson's) visit as an
opportunity to clarify what we are
doing (to increase black enrollment)
and to discuss what is indeed a
problem," Sudarkasa said.
"I deeply regret the mistaken
statistics he used," she said, "and
that whoever briefed him omitted that
there was a modest turnaround at the
University, and that we expect it to
get better this year."
Although final minority enrollment
figures for this year have not yet been
tabulated, Sudarkasa said she expects
to see them rise for the second con-
See SUDARKASA, Page 3

Toledo

War

Border wagered
on 'M'-OSU game

Athlete drug use minimal, Can ham says

by CHERYL WISTROM
Drug use among Big 10 athletes is not a major
problem, said University Athletic Director Don
Canham.
"An encouraging survey of Big 10 athletes taken
over several years by . . . the Ohio State team
physician showed very little drug use," he said
Stiring yesterday's session of Campus Meet the
ress in the Pendleton Room of the Michigan
Union.
HE SAID spot tests performed randomly on
Michigan football and basketball players
discourage them from using drugs.
Athletes who fail the test are retested "again
and again," he said. "We don't throw them out of
the program . . . Most athletes are just experimen-
ting with drugs."
Athletes' experimentation is probably less
evalent than among the general public
aid.

"It's mostly alcohol and marijuana being used,
not the most sophisticated drugs in.America," he
said. "I smoked a marijuana cigarette myself. I'd
rather have a martini, thank you."
CANHAM ALSO spoke out against paying
athletes to play in college. An athletic scholarship
at a major college can be worth $30,000 to $60,000,
he said, adding that is pay enough.
In addition to scholarships, he said that few
athletes consider pay a high priority. "I know
athletes pretty well and I've never heard anything
(about getting paid)," he said. "Paying salaries to
athletes may set them apart from other students
and make them even more isolated from the rest
of the student body."
He also expressed opposition to a plan being
discussed by Eastern Michigan University which
would pay bonuses to coaches for high game at-
tendance, good win-loss records, and athletes'

grade point averages.
A COACHE'S season can depend on injuries and
the success or failure of recruiting. The quality of
a coach should be the major concern in setting pay
rates. And a team's record does not always mirror
a coache's quality.
Canham said he would support a plan to bench
freshmen athletes, an issue under discussion by
the NCAA.
"I'd rather see them make freshmen ineligible
and give the kids four years of competition than
waste a scholarship on a freshman who sits on the
bench," he said.
FRESHMEN should spend their first year at
college focusing on academics. "A perfect exam-
ple why is...an athlete from Ohio State who
played one game already and will play two more
before he knows where the library is." OSU does
See CANHAM, Page 3

By JILL OSEROWSKY
"Yay Ohio, Beat Michigan!"
was the official battle cry of the
Toledo City Council this week as it
decided to let a 150-year old border
dispute be settled by the outcome
of the Nov. 23 Michigan-Ohio State
football game.
The cause of the dispute is the
"Lost Peninsula," a stretch of land
belonging to Michigan which
Toledo wants to own.
TOLEDO COUNCILMEMBER
Ray Nies said the resolution he in-
troduced calls upon the State of
Michigan to give the peninsula -
which is attached to Toledo and
has no land connection to Michigan
- to his fair city if the Buckeyes
win the game.
Nies pointed out that the
legislatures of both states would
have to agree to the proposal for it
to be legally binding.
He said the University of
Michigan is just an "institution for
prolonging the feud" which dates
back to the 1835 Toledo War over
state boundaries. Congress then
awarded Toledo to Ohio and gave

Michigan the peninsula as com-
pensation.
MICHIGAN GOV. James Blan-
chard refused comment on
whether his state would accept the
challenge, but a source close to the
administration said the governor is
a graduate of Michigan State
University and "probably wouldn't
get caught up in the rivalry," ac-
cording to United Press Inter-
national.
"Of course it's in jest," Nies ad-
mitted. "It's an isolated, small
parcel of land, and the kids have to
be bussed through Toledo to attend
school in Michigan."~
Nies said that each corner of the
resolution, which was passed
unanimously by the council, is
marked with the letters "YOBM,"
which stands for "Yay Ohio, Beat
Michigan."
When asked whether Ohio
State's Buckeyes stood a chance of
beating the Wolverines, Nies
replied, "Of course." He then at-
tacked the school's choice of
mascot, insisting that Wolverines
"don't even exist in Michigan."

..
TODAY
Showdown
here's no way we're going to lose,"
declared Norm Maddison, public
safety director for Pittsfield Town-
ship. If he does lose, Maddison will

one meal provided by the jail and completely clean his
plate. The annual event, sponsored by the Ann Arbor
News and the Sheriff's Department, earns over $2,000'
each year. Janet Loader, unit director for the local
March of Dimes, said the race is a chance for children
to participate in a fun event and to see that "policemen
and firefighters can laugh and have fun too." Maddison

in Oakland Park, Fla. Police in this South Florida
community were immediately suspicious. "From a
distance, it looked like white powder in plastic bags,"
said police Lt. Chuck Hemp. "In South Florida, what
does that usually mean?" Suspecting that the stuff was
cocaine, police went to a prosecutor and a judge for a
search warrant. On Saturday, with officers surroun-

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