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Vo. XCVI -No. 105

Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily

Ninety-six years of editorial freedom
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, March 6, 1986.

Ten Pages

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killed in riots. About 30,000 blacks and several hundred whites turned the
funeral into an anti-apartheid demonstration.

Funeral turned demonstration
Winnie Mandela, wife of jailed civil rights leader Nelson Mandela, raises
her fist during a mass funeral yesterday in Johannesburg for 17 blacks

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By SUSAN GRANT
The Ann Arbor School Board last
night debated how it should treat
students and staff members with
communicable diseases like AIDS,
but had not reached a decision by
press time.
The Superintendent's Cabinet has
recommended that the board approve
a policy on communicable diseases
which would evaluate each situation
on a case-by-case basis.

Ols debate AID

Under that policy, a student or staff
member suspected of having a com-
municable disease would be
evaluated by a panel consisting of
three doctors, a nurse, and three ad-
ministrators. If the panel reached a
unanimous decision, its recommen-
dation would be binding. If it did not
reach a unanimous decision, the
superintendent of schools would make
the final decision.
A SUBSTITUTE teacher for the
Ann Arbor public schools last month

was discovered to have an AIDS-
related virus, and the school district
has effectively been following the
proposed guidelines because it
currently has no written policy, ac-
cording to Bob Mosely, assistant
superintendent for information ser-
vices.
Some trustees on the nine-member
board expressed reservations over
the amount of power school ad-
ministrators would have under the

policy
proposed guidelines.
Trustee Robert Gamble said he
would rather have the review board
consist exclusively of the three
physicians. "It does seem to me to be
a medical and not a lay or ad-
ministrative position that we should
consider," he said.
Other board members agreed with
Gamble's suggestion because the
proposed policy would allow ad-
See ANN ARBOR, Page 3

From staff and wire reports
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A White
House advisory panel has concluded
that the nation's colleges and univer-
sities are weighed down with aging
buildings and outmoded equipment
and need more federal money, a
leader of the group says.
"The university and college system
is not healthy at all. It is in rather a
parlous condition,"~ said D. Allan
Bromley, a professor of physics at
Yale University and vice chairman of
the White House Science Council's
Panel on the Health of U.S. Univer-
sities and Colleges.
UNIVERSITY administrators
yesterday praised the report.
"Relative to other universities, we do
much less than we need to. I estimate
that we have a $200-300 million
backlog in unmet maintenance needs.
But this is a serious problem on cam-
puses around the country," said Billy
Frye, the University's vice president
for academic affairs.
Frye said these needs "range
anywhere from the superficial things,
the things you see when you walk into
a room like the leaky roofs, to the
systematic things like the elevators."
"I think as far as equipment, we're

not any more behind than most and
ahead of a few. But in our teaching
labs we're far behind industry.
There's lots of places we don't have
the state-of-the-art equipment, or we
do but we don't have enough."
"THINGS just keep wearing out
faster than we can repair them,"
Frye said.
While the panel will call for in-
creased federal support of higher
education along with a new scholar-
ship fund for bright students, money
will not solve all the system's
problems, Bromley said.
"We have concluded we have to
develop real cultural changes...in
government, universities, and in-
dustry if we are really going to put
together the kind of partnership that
we must have if this country is going
to be competitive in the world
market," he said.
BROMLEY was describing finding4
and recommendations made by the
panel in a report scheduled for release
within a month.
The panel, composed of 13 leaders
in education and industry and headed
by Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairman
See PANEL, Page 2

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Shapiro urge
By KERY MURAKAMI
Amidst the debate over how the University
should react to South African apartheid,
University President Harold Shapiro has
privately urged corporations to help blacks in
South Africa attend the nation's integrated
universities.
Shapiro said he feels corporations should
contribute funds to the two schools not
segregated by race: the University of
Capetown and the University of the Western
Cape. These funds would be used to bolster
financial aid for black students, he said.
This, he said, would be a more effective
means of improving educational opportunities
for black South Africans than the current prac-
tice of offering some students a free education
in American universities.
'U' student
testifies

s investments in S. African universities

UNDER THE program, coordinated by the
South Africa Education Program, some 200
students are enrolled in more than 150 univer-
sities around the country, said Hilda Mortimer,
the program's acting director.
The University of Michigan, which sponsors
two students, uses some of the dividends from
its investments in companies that do business
in South Africa to pay for things like tuition,
and room and board.
"It seems that with the added costs of travel
and housing, you could help 10 times more
blacks in South Africa than by bringing them
here," Shapiro said.
Shapiro said he does not plan to cut Univer-
sity support for the program, and as a non-
profit organization, the University cannot
directly contribute money to the South African

universities.
HE SAID, however, that he has lobbied
several corporations, although he declined to
comment on which he discussed the idea with.
Spokesmen for the Burroughs Corp. and
General Dynamics said yesterday there are no
plans to change the emphasis from the South
African program to funding the uriversities.
Shapiro is on the board of directors of both cor-
porations.
Mortimer yesterday defended her
organization, saying that "the chance to study
in the U.S., in a non-apartheid atmosphere, is
not something that can be duplicated in South
Africa."
Leonard Suransky, a psychology instructor
at the University and a native of South Africa,
said he felt a combination of both ideas would

be best.
"It makes sense economically that we could
probably help more blacks through the univer-
sities than through here. And it's good policy to
do some collaboration with universities in
South Africa. But it's also very wrong to stop
bringing students here," he said.
"It's a remarkable experience being part of a
society that's not an apartheid society. Being
able to go to the same movie houses as whites,
the same dormitories, the same restaurants;
that's impossible in South Africa."
Suransky added that those blacks who
graduate with a degree in the United States will
eventually be among the, elite in South Africa.
"It's important that the leaders of tomorrow go
back with an idea of what democracy means,"
he said.

Shapiro
...lobbies corporations

Livermore cancels
recruiting at SAB
By ROB EARLE

before House
~subeonnte
By TIM DALY
A University student testified
Tuesday before a Federal House sub-
committee on how proposed budget
cuts in financial aid would affect
college students.
Scott Studier, an LSA senior, gave a
five-minute testimony on the impor-
tance of financial aid for college
students. Members of the House Sub-
committee on Postsecondary
'Education questioned him after his
-testimony.
"The subcommittee members were
interested in hearing how important
financial aid is for some students,"
Studier said.
STUDIER receives -aid from a
National Direct Student Loan,
Guaranteed Student Loan, a Pell
Grant, and a University Grant.
Studier, a member of MSA's Com-
See 'U,' Page 5

Lawrence Livermore Laboratories,
one of the nation's largest defense
contractors, canceled job interview
sessions at the University's career
planning and placement office
scheduled for tomorrow, but will
proceed with interviews at the
Engineering -Placement Service and
Career Education Office on North
Campus.
Ted Wilson, a human resources
representative from Livermore, said
the interviews at Career.Planning and
Placement were canceled shortly
before mid-winter break because
nobody showed up.
THE CANCELLATION aborts a
rally planned at the Student Activities
Building by members of Campus
Against Weapons in Space and the
Michigan Alliance for Disarmament.
Rally organizer and law student
Dmitri Iglitzin said the rally will con-
tinue at the engineering placement of-
fice in the Stearns Building.
"If they're coming then we're
going," said graduate student and
Michigan Alliance for Disarmament
Steering Committee member Justin
Schwartz.
WILSON said Livermore originally

planned to recruit doctoral level
physics students to work in its com-
plex near San Francisco, but nobody
signed up for an interview.
According to Ane Richter, assistant
coordinator of career planning and
placement, Livermore frequently
cancels interviews here because of
narrow job requirements.
"It's common for no one to sur-
face," she said.
Wilson said the interview session
was not canceled owing to a fear of
protesters, but Schwartz said any
reason is good enough.
IT'S equally fine by me if they can-
celed because of pickets or because
nobody signed up," he said.
Schwartz said the lack of interest
was encouraging and reflected a
growing anti-Strategic Defense
Initiative sentiment in the hard scien-
ces.
Livermore is a leader in SDI
research and designed the Pershing,
MX, and cruise missiles.
The rally and leafletting were
scheduled to begin in front of the SAB
at 12:30 tomorrow, but Schwartz said
the protesters will now target the
engineering placement office.

Shopping
LSA junior Steve Norton (middle) shops at the Summer Job Fair yesterday in the Union. The fair was spon-
sored by the Office of Career Planning and Placement. See Story, Page 3.

TODAY-
Oral financing
TUDENTS CAN take a free bite out of their
intal bills net month at the ntne nf the

officials , Thomas said, who expressed "total en-
thusiasm from the top on down." "This is a major
project, something they've never done before," he ad-
ded. As if those orally hygenic gems aren't enough to
satisfy toothpaste lovers everywhere, however,
Thomas points to another "major coup" - free
parking. "If there's one thing that's almost impossible
to pull off in Ann Arbor, it's free parking."

table with his owners, has' never adjusted to con-
finement. He screams at visitors, throws things and
beats his traumatized cagemate Judy. To buy Chuck
and Judy the therapy they need, local braches of the
Humane Society of the United States and the National
Anti-Vivisection Society have raised $25,000. "We have
to do something about these chimps," said City
Manager Julian Hirst. "We cannot provide for them

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PHILIPPINES: Opinion encourages Aquino's
gradual transference of power. See Page 4.
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