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Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, November 26, 1985

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Vol. XCVI - No. 59

Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily

Eight Pages

Officials doubt mnority

By CHRISTY RIEDEL
Several top admissions officials are ex-
ppressing doubt about the feasibility of trying
to double in three to five years the number
of black students who apply to the Univer-
sity, a goal recently proposed by Associate
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Niara
Sudarkasa.
Last March, Sudarkasa and Vice
President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Billy Frye vowed to double the Univer-
sity's black enrollment within three to five
years. Sudarkasa recently said one way to
achieve this would be to double the number
bof minority students who apply to the
University.
ACCORDING to Sudarkasa,the 60 percent
yield rate - the percentage of applicants

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who actually enroll at the University - is
the same for both minorities and non-
minorities.
But Dave Robinson, assistant director of
the undergraduate admissions office, says
he doesn't view doubling the numbers of
black applicants as a realistic target.
"I think (doubling the number of ap-
plicants) is difficult. I won't say it's im-
possible, but it's an ambitious under-
taking."
LANCE Erickson, associate director of
undergraduate admissions, also says the
goal is unrealistic. Although the office has
been directing a lot of effort towards
minority recruitment, Erickson says he
does not think it is "likely" that the ad-
missions office can double the number of

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'I think (doubling the
number of applicants) is
difficult.
- Dave Robinson,
assistant director
black applicants in such a short period of
time.
Erickson says that minority recruitment
programs are relatively new, making it dif-
ficult to assess the impact they will have on
college-bound minorities.

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application goal
Lawrence Norris, chairman of the office does not specifically target high
Michigan Student assembly's minority af- school students in lower grades.
fairs committee, says henthinks the real key "We go to high schools every year and
to attracting significantly more minority rely on high school counselors to announce
students is to reach them early in their our visits," Washington says. Although the
academic careers. office encourages counselors to allow un-
"I'D LIKE to see recruitment begin derclassmen to attend the informational
before a student becomes a senior. If a session, she says, most high schools limit
student isn't prepared by then, it's too late that opportunity to seniors.
to change (the academic program)," he ADMISSIONS officers have talked about
says. 'eg in in rfri e st e a l ke d be h g
Norris adds that the admissions office beginning recruitment earlier in the high
should keep in touch with prospective school years, but have not formulated
minority freshmen early on to ensure they specific proposals yet. "We've talked about
follow an academic program that will outreach even at the middle school level, but
prepare them for college. we have not made any concrete plans yet,"
Monique Washington, associate director says Washington.
of undergraduate admissions, says that the See MINORITY, Page 2

'U' uses search
'firm to help
find new V.P.

Egyptian
soldiers

By AMY MINDELL
A top executive search firm hired
y the University has helped to
generate more than 200 candidates to
replace Billy Frye, vice president for
academic affairs and provost.
By early January, the Cleveland-
based Lamalie Associates will narrow
its list of candidates down to 10 or 12.
The firm will then submit the names
to University President Harold
Shapiro and an ad-hoc committee ap-
pointed to help him find a
replacement.
SHAPIRO has said he hopes to
make a final selection by May, which
is when Frye will leave the University
to take a post as dean of arts and
sciences at Emory University.
Jerry Baker, a consultant for
Lamalie Associates, would not reveal
the names of Frye's potential suc-
cessors or elaborate on the criteria
used to judge their qualifications.
"The final decision is more subjec-
tive," said Don Thompson, director of
corporate communications for
Lamalie. "It's based on personality,
chemistry, and values."
BAKER SAID the firm uses an ex-
tensive data base containing the
names of executives across the coun-
try, and staff librarians and MBAs

research potential candidates.
"We never advertise for jobs," he
said. "We just contact people who are
quietly and happily employed."
Such tactics have given firms like
Lamalie the label "headhunters."
FOR ITS SERVICES, Lamalie will
receive a fee equal to one-third the
salary of Frye's replacement. Frye's
salary last year was $95,000.
Some members of the University
community question the value of
executive search firms.
"There is a range of views within
the faculty, some like it, some are in-
different, and some think that it is a
terrible idea," said Prof. Robert
Green, a member of the ad-hoc com-
mittee and chairman of the
Senate Advisory Committee on
University affairs (SACUA).
English Prof. Richard Bailey,
another SACUA member, said
Lamalie's services will widen the
range of candidates.
ALTHOUGH THE SEARCH firms
have been used to fill at least three
administrative positions in the last
three years, this is the first time one
has been hired to fill the number two
spot at the University.
The last two. candidates for vice
See, 'U,' Page 3

stornf.
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) - Egyp-
tian commandos stormed a jetliner to
avert a massacre by its hijackers,
who responded with fire grenades that
turned the plane into a bldzing coffin
for scores of passengers, Egyptian
and Maltese officials said yesterday.
Nine of the 59 victims were
children. One of the five hijackers
survived the assault on the Egyptair
jet and underwent surgery at a
hospital, said Paul Mifsud, the
Maltese government spokesman.
EGYPT BLAMED the hijacking on
renegade Palestinians working for an
Arab country it did not name. Gover-
nment sources in Cairo said the coun-
try was Libya, Egypt's neighbor and
arch rival.
In Moscow, the official Soviet news
agency, Tass, said Libya denied in-
volvement. It quoted Ali Abdussalam
Treiki, the Libyan foreign minister,
as saying his country "condemns the
latest seizure of hostages as all
seizures of hostages in general."
The commandos stormed aboard

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the plane Sunday night, 24 hours after
the hijackers commandeered the
Boeing 737 on a flight from Athens,
Greece, to Cairo and forced it down at
Luga Airport on this Mediterranean
island. The gunmen killed an
American passenger before the
assault and threw her body from the
plane.
THE EGYPTIAN government said
it sent the commandos in to avert a
massacre. It claimed the passengers
died as a result of the phosphorous
grenades thrown by the gunmen, and
that none were killed by the assault
troops.
Hani Galal, the pilot, said at a news
conference that the hijackers told him
they would kill a passenger every 15
minutes unless .the aircraft was
refueled. They did not say where they
wanted to go from Malta.
Officials said the hijackers made no
demands other than that the plane be
refueled.
OTHER SURVIVORS included
See HIJACKERS, Page 3

Daily Photo by JAE KIM
Zoom
Cars race along downtown's West Washington road yesterday.

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'U' group
expresses
frustration
over panel,

By ERIC MATTSON
About 20 activists gathered in front
of the Fleming Administration
Building last night to demonstrate
their frustration over what they called
a lack of communication between the
University community and the ad-hoc
committee reviewing classified
research guidelines.
The demonstrators talked to
several of the 12 committee members
as they entered the building for their
second meeting, and expressed con-
cern that the group's sessions' are
closed to the general public.
THE COMMITTEE was appointed

by University President Harold
Shapiro this fall to review the Univer-
sity's current guidelines on classified
research. The Board of Regents has
said the rules, which prohibit
classified research that cannot be
published openly or that could result
in the destruction of human life, may
have grown outdated since their adop-
tion in 1972.
Eric Goldstein, an LSA senior who
was among last night's demon-
strators, said input from eight faculty
members and two students on the 12-
See COMMITTEE, Page 3

Ex-Iranian captive recalls crisis

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Fiesta Bowl limits sale
By MICHAEL LUSTIG man. He said he
Only University students, alumni, faculty, and staff will Thanksgiving break
be able to purchase tickets to the Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 28 from Detr
because the Wolverines' ticket allotment is limited, for five nights at th
Just 11,500 tickets have been set aside by Fiesta Bowl ticket, transportatio
organizers for the University - less than half the number Year's party. The p
usually allotted for Rose Bowl games. occupancy, $748 for
APPLICATIONS for package deals to the Wolverines' occupancy. Applica
match against the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers in Ticket Office.
Tempe, Arizona were made available yesterday and can Without airfare, th
be picked up through Dec. 9. $450 for each type of
Individual tickets will be sold for $26 at the Athletic The Alumni Cente
Department Ticket Office next Monday through Wed- to buy into another p
nesday. Purchasers must then pick up the tickets on Dec. That deal include
31 in Scottsdale. five-nights accomm
Package deal sales yesterday were few at the Union Resort, a game ticke
*icket Office, but the phone was "fairly busy" with in- a special concert by
formation calls, according to employee Jonathan Gor- is $899 for double
TODAY Toy wars
Hat wars ABBAGE PAT
A PAIR of Texas hatters inspired by the cover. This yea
Geneva summit talks are racing to cap Soviet cuddly, wide-eyed Ti
leader Mikhail Gorbachev with a Lone Star- you. You're nice to r
style hat. "Gorbachev has really nice-looking its words and blink

of tickets
expects business to increase after
aculty-staff package includes airfare
oit to Phoenix, hotel accommodations
e Sheraton Scottsdale Resort, a game
on to and from the game, and a New
rice of the package is $699 for triple
double occupancy, and $893 for single
tions can be picked up at the Union
he student-faculty-staff package costs
hotel occupancy.
r has applications for alumni wishing
ackage trip to the bowl game.
s airfare from Detroit to Scottsdale,
odation at the Loews Paradise Valley
et, and passes to the Fiesta Bowl, and
the University Marching Band. Cost
occupancy and $1,024 for single.

By LAURA COUGHLIN
Being held hostage in Iran for seven
months robbed Richard Queen of his
health, but it left him wealthy in less
tangible ways.
The University alumnus, who was
among 53 Americans held captive five
years ago in the U.S. embassy in
Tehran, says he has grown more
mature, intelligent, and religious, af-
Profile
ter the ordeal.
"I'VE experienced things that very
few people can say they've experien-
ced," says the tall, dark-haired 33-
year-old who now works in the U.S
consulate in Toronto. "That alone
leaves my life richer."
Late last week Queen shared his ex-
periences with University students in
the West Quad College Community
Program. In a soft-spoken voice he
described how 500 militant Iranian
students seized the American em-
bassy. He had been busy writing visas
for Iranians - even revolutionary
guards - who wanted to escape the
Avatollah Khomeini's wrath.
The students herded the American
representatives into the Chancellory's
basement, which they soon dubbed
See FORMER, Page 2

Richard Queen

CH KIDS, beware. G.I. Joe, take
r's hottest new Christmas Toy is a
Teddy Bear that talks. "I'm nice to
me," says Teddy Ruxpin, mouthing
ing its bright eyes at appropriate

Fashion wars
W HAT DO President Reagan, Prince Charles,
singer Boy George and Jersey City Mayor An-
thony Cucci have in common? They are all on the cut-
ting edge of international fashion, according to the
Fashion Foundation of America, which Sunday named

Daily Photo by DARRIAN SMITH
recalls his experience as an American hostage in Iran.
INSIDE
SPRINT: Marathon 33 goes the distance. See
Page 6.

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