The Michigan Daily --Monday, April 7, 1986 -Page 3
'U' professors' salaries increase 6.3 percent on the average
By JILL OSEROWSKY
After more than a decade of freezes and
declines, professors' salaries increased 6.1
percent last year, according to a nationwide
study by the American Association of
At the University, the average salary in-
crease for instructional staff was 6.3 per-
cent, said Charles Allmand, personnel
assistant to the vice president for academic
affairs. Academic units at the University
received a five percent increase in revenue
last fall, but the average faculty salary in-
crease was higher due to merit program
which encourages departments to reduce
the number of faculty and find additional
funding elsewhere, Allmand said.
Although the University salary increase
was greater on average than the nationwide
increase, it remains below the University's
peer institutions, according to Sheila Creth,
chair of the Committee on the Economic
status of the faculty.
"WE LOST ground on salaries relative to
peer institutions in the '70s, and we are con-
cerned that we still are regaining our
position relative to those peers," Creth said.
Creth's committee is currently writing an
analysis for the Senate Assembly that will
compare faculty salaries at the University
with those of private and public peer univer-
"We feel that it is more relevant to use the
peer institutions than using all of higher
education," Creth added, referring to the
She said that in order for the University to
catch up with its peers it will have to in-
crease salaries by 7 or 10 percent per year.
BUT THAT kind of increase is made
unlikely by the current economic status of
the state, the pressure to keep tuition low,
and the possible effects of the Gramm-
Rudman law, according to Robert Holbrook,
associate vice president for academic af-
"The University.is very concerned about
the budget outlook," Holbrook said. "Given
what we know, it will be very difficult for us
to reach the level of increase we did last
year even though we would like to do so."
Creth warned that the University will need
to increase salaries to attract and retain
faculty members, but Holbrook disagreed.
"We're always losing out to some in-
stitutions," he said, but "it's not our
inability to meet the market." The Univer-
sity is able to offer higher salaries to get the
faculty it wants, he said.
"WE PAY substantially less than Har-
vard or Stanford, but we don't pay substan-
tially less than most of our peers," Holbrook
Holbrook said that salary increases for
the coming year will not be determined until
after the state budget is released this sum-
mer and the Board of Regents decides on
"The competition is looking at a 5 to 6 per-
cent increase, and we would like to do that
or more, but that's going to be difficult
given the outlook at the present," Holbrook
Hundreds rally to end
Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Protesters march through Ann Arbor Friday, rallying in opposition to
racism and apartheid.
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moment of silence to honor King and
"freedom fighters" who have died in
their efforts to end racism and apar-
The marchers set out to accomplish
four goals: to convince the University
to divest the $500,000 that it still holds
in companies that do business in South
Africa, to encourage the Board of
Regents to honor jailed activist
Nelson Mandela with an honorary
degree, to create solidarity against
racism in the United States, and to in-
crease minority enrollment and
retention at the University.
Doris Wilson, a represenative from
the Black Law Student Alliance, said,
"The Regents, President Shapiro, and
our brothers and sisters not with us
will know that we want change."
Mweli Mzizi, a member of the
African National Congress, an
group in South Africa, cited divest-
ment as the necessary tool in
"making sure that the beast dies
before too many more people die."
HINGANWEA Asheeke, a
representative from the South West
African Peoples' Organization, urged
students impose harsh economic san-
ctions against the South African
regime and to convince the University
to divest completely.
"Why can sanctions work against
Nicaragua and Libya, but not South
Africa, which is a neo-Nazi regime?"
Asheeke asked. He then appealed to
the crowd to boycott all U.S. com-
panies that do business in South
Barbara Ransby, leader of the
FSACC, attempted to counter
arguments thatdivestment would
hurt blacks economically. "The South
African regime is one of the richest in
the world, but it allows one out of
every two black people to die in
homelands due to malnutrition,"
On Nov. 15, 1985, Nelson Mandela
was nominated to receive an honorary
degree at the University's spring
commencement ceremonies. Since
then, however, University officials
have not reached a decision and many
Mandela supporters feel they may
reject the plea.
University president Harold
Shapiro refused to comment on the
issue, saying, "We don't make public
daily at 4 p.m. in Regents' Plaza and
talk to the board about giving Man-
dela a degree. She also appeared for
daily calls to persuade Shapiro. "We
will hold an alternative ceremony in
May to honor Nelson Mandela if the
University doesn't" she said.
Another issue dealt with throughout
the day was racism in Ann Arbor.
Blondeen Munson, a Paralegal for
Michigan Legal Services, and a com-
munity activist against racism, spoke
at Summit Park, which in the 1960s
was a haven for black youths in the
area. She condemned high housing
costs as discrimination toward
"This (high cost of housing)
enables landlords to discriminate
against blacks, people on ADC (aid
for single parents with dependent
children), and low income families,"
PARTICIPANTS also focused on
the University's policies for
recruiting and graduating minority
students. Michigan Student Assembly
Minority Researcher Roderick Linzie,
an FSACC member, wants the
University to meet its promise that
black enrollment would reach 10 per-
cent. "Right now, the figure stands at
Minority retention, according to
Linze, remains a severe problem at
the University. The four-year
graduation rate for blacks is 26 per-
cent while it is 57 percent for whites.
Linzie refuted the University's
claim that minority enrollment has
not reached its desired goal because
of economic hardships and financial
aid cuts. Instead, he said, poor reten-
tion policies caused by bigotry
discourage minorities from staying,
which consequently discourages
minorities from enrolling.
The rally was capped off with the
unveiling of a plaque commemorating
not only King, but also "Those people
in racist lands who are forced to live
in shanties like this," according to
FSACC member Hector Delgado.
Delgado said the shanty will be
dismantled "when apartheid is
around Ann Arbor
Lorch Hall dedicated as
new econ.dept. building
By JOHN DUNNING year sentence in Jackson State
Proclaiming that "the fire is Prison. He said he had planned to
over," economics department burn a small stack of papers in the
Chairman Richard Porter on building because he was
Saturday dedicated the newly disillusioned by what he regarded
renovated Lorch Hall, which as reverse discrimination by the
will house the University's Depar- University on the basis of sex.
tment of Economics. The economics department has
The old Economics Building, been concentrated in the North
which stood in front of the Un- Ingalls Building since the fire,
dergraduate Library, was which has caused inconvenience
destoyed by a fire set by an ar- because of the building's location
sonist on Christmas Eve, 1981. All away from Central Campus.
that was left was "20 bricks from Lorch Hall, which formerly
people's offices now being used as housed the School of Architecture
doorstops," Porter said. and CRISP, was renovated at a
Arthur Arroyo, a former cost of more than $3 million.
secretary in the School of Public Saturday's ceremony included
Health, was convicted of arson and the dedication of Sumner and
is currently serving a five-to 10- Laura Foster Economics Library,
Shoab (Claude lansn an, 1985) Hill
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History of Jazz lecture series -
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Multiple Sclerosis Society -
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Baha'i Club- 7p.m., Union.
Armenian Students' Cultural
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LSA Faculty - 4:10 p.m., Aud. 4,
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closely with Vest during an era of
dramatic changes in the College of
Engineering, said Vest has been in-
strumental in attracting top,
engineering faculty members.
"I think his real strength lies in his
unusual degree of breadth," said
Duderstadt. "He has a pulse and a
sense as to what it takes to really
make the college a leader among its
Duderstadt also stressed Vest's
ability to lead and work well with his
DURING his years as associate
dean, Vest has been involved with the
completion of the college's long-
delayed move to North Campus, the
institution of several high tech
laboratories, a revamping of one
third of the college's faculty, and the
elimination of the engineering
In addition, Vest has helped Duder-
stadt plan a review of the college's
undergraduate curriculum in an at-
tempt to broaden humanities and
social sciences requirements.
Vest also seems to have support
from engineering students.
"In a lot of ways he's very similar to
Duderstadt-he's very intelligent and
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