Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVII - No. 6 Copyright 1986. The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, September 11, 1986
SIDON, Lebanon (AP) -
Israeli warplanes attacked a
Palestinian arms depot yesterday
killing three civilians and
destroying more than 90 shops in
an industrial district on the edge
of this port city.
Shortly before the raid an
Israeli gunboat intercepted a
rubber dinghy carrying
Palestinian guerrillas on a
mission to attack Israel, Israeli
and Palestinian officials said.
HOSPITALS said 13 other
civilians were injured in the air
raid, which began just after 6
It was Israel's eighth air raid
in Lebanon this year. Israeli
officials said it was not linked to
Saturday's terrorist killing of 21
Jews in a synagogue in Istanbul,
Turkey, which Israel has vowed
to avenge. Turkish officials have
said they do not know who was
responsible for that attack but
thought the two terrorists, who
were blown up by their own
grenades, were Arabs.
The Israeli command in Tel
Aviv said the pilots who carried
out the Sidon raid reported
accurate hits on a warehouse used
by the Popular Struggle Front to
BUT POLICE and witnesses in
Sidon said Israeli rockets missed
the front's two ammunition
"It would have been a disaster
if the ammunition dump blew up,"
a police spokesman said on
See RAID, Page 5
By JERRY MARKON
University Law School Dean"
Terrance Sandalow has resigned,
saying he is "eager to resume a scholarly
career and return to teaching."
"The job became a bit repetitive after a
while - it's time to start looking for new
challenges," said Sandalow, who will
resume teaching Constitutional Law
next fall after his resignation takes
effect July 30.
The University will establish a search
committee to find a new dean, but
officials said yesterday they do not know
when the committee will be formed.
SANDALOW'S eight-year tenure as
dean was clouded by a recent dispute over
his alleged role in denying tenure to
Michael Rosenzweig, a popular law
professor. Rosenzweig's tenure
recommendation, twice approved by the
Law School faculty, was rejected by Billy
Frye, the former University vice
president for academic affairs.
Frye said last summer that Sandalow
had opposed the faculty recommendation.
Sandalow's involvement angered some
Law School faculty members, who
resented both the University
administration and the dean for second-
guessing their decision.
Tenure recommendations, which
guarantee professors lifelong jobs and
freedom to research controversial topics,
are rarely rejected by the administration
once they are approved by the faculty.
LAW SCHOOL professors and
students offered mixed evaluations of
Sandalow's tenure as dean. While they
praised him for recruiting prestigious
new faculty and improving the school's
curriculum, some criticized his
increasingly "centralized" decision-
making. The Rosenzweig case, some
faculty members said, exacerbated
tensions that already existed between
Sandalow and the Law School faculty.
Several faculty members suggested
that this tension contributed to
Sandalow's decision to resign.
"Certainly it will look to the outside
world that this had something to do with
it," said one faculty member, who asked-
to remain anonymous.
Sandalow denied that there was any
connection between his resignation and
the tenure dispute, but he agreed that "it's
inevitable it will appear that way to some
segments of the outside world."
"THE TENSION of the last term -
which certainly existed - had nothing to
do with my decision," Sandalow said. He
said he had originally planned to
announce his resignation last
September, but waited another year for
Sandalow and other faculty members
also cited the strain of remaining dean
for eight years. The Law School's
previous dean, Theodore St. Antoine,
resigned after seven years.
Sandalow defended his handling of
the Rosenzweig case, though he said he
regrets the "anger" that still divides the
Law School faculty.
HE WOULD not comment directly on
whether he recommended denying
tenure to Rosenzweig, but he dismissed
any "sugggestions that I somehow
violated an understanding with the
faculty that I would not communicate my
views to the administration."
See LAW, Page 3
A Lebanese gunman stands amid rubble after an Israeli air raid on Sidan yesterday. The
Israeli bombs missed their ammunition dump target, hitting this industrial complex and
killing three people.
In response to student complaints and recent
state legislation, the College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts is raising its standard of English
proficiency for foreign-born teaching assistants
In a letter last month, LSA Dean Peter Steiner
said: "For too long our college's undergraduate
teaching effort has suffered from the employment
of foreign-born teaching assistants who do not
speak and understand English well enough to
function with maximum effectiveness in the
Since testing began in 1982, all teaching
assistants in LSA and some departments in the
College of Engineering have had to pass an oral
English standards for f
exam given by the University's English Language become a requirement in 1987-88.
Institute with a score of 3+ on a 5-point scale. LAST MAY, State Senator Joe Conroy (D-Flint)
BEGINNING this fall, teaching assistants must sponsored the bill which prompted the University's
receive a score of 4 or above, and those who don't recent action. The bill would require public
meet that standard will not be allowed to teach until universities receiving state funds to test all non-
a semester after they pass the test. native speakers of English who are applying for
In addition, teaching assistants who had teaching assistant positions.
previously passed but who have received "poor" or "I think there's a definite need for it," Conroy
"fair" student evaluations will be retested this term said Tuesday: He said he became aware of
under the new standards. undergraduates' problems with foreign-born
"Those (teaching assistants) who would have teaching assistants through student interns
gotten into class last year are not getting in this working in his office.
term," said Beverly Black, who heads a workshop The bill is currently in the Senate Committee for
which helps foreign-born teaching assistants Higher Education and Technology, but Conroy
become familiar with the English language as hopes to get the bill onto the floor later this month.
well as American culture. That program will ALTHOUGH graduate students who do not pass
the English proficiency exams will niot riu e;e a
teaching position, many will be compensated
through reassignment to another position.
The new policy will also prohibit University
departments from recruiting foreign graduate
students by guaranteeing them a teaching position.
Most foreign-born teaching assistants agree
that communication is often a problem in the
classroom, but they say many other factors also
determine how well a teacher is received by his
Biology teaching assistant Farah Fawaz, a
native of Lebanon, said that in her student
evaluations, "Some students said English was a
See TA, Page 3
Soviets suggest spy
swap before trial
MOSCOW (AP)- Jailed
American reporter Nicholas
Daniloff said yesterday Soviet
investigators liked the idea of
releasing him to the custody of the
U.S. ambassador pending his
trial on spying charges, a
Soviet authorities made clear,
however, that the release would
have to be reciprocal, the
colleague, Jeff Trimble, quoted
Daniloff as saying.
AUTHORITIES did not
mention directly the case of
Gennadiy Zakharov, a Soviet
United Nations employee
arrested last month in New York
and indicted Tuesday on three
accounts of espionage, Trimble
quoted Daniloff as saying.
Daniloff was charged with
making contact with U.S. special
services between 1982 and 1986;
taking part in a purported CIA
action to establish secret contact
p with a Soviet citizen identified
only as "Roman," and
conducting other espionage
DANILOFF said the best way
to defuse U.S.-Soviet tensions
over his arrest would be to release
both him and Zakharov pending
their trials, Trimble said.
Under such a deal, the
diplomatic missions would serve
as gaurantors that the defendants
show up for trial.
President Reagan wrote to
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
earlier this week and warned that
relations between the two
countries are seriously
threatened by Daniloff's
THERE was no indication
yesterday whether the Reagan
administration would agree to a
temporary release of Daniloff
U.S. officials have ruled a
deal to free Daniloff in exchange
for Zakharov. They have said
Daniloff is innocent and the two
cases cannot be compared.
By BRIAN BONET
The most active members of the University's
teaching assistants' union last night agreed that
union members should vote whether to strike if
mediation with the University does not produce
Negotiations between the University and the
union - the Graduate Employees Organization -
are being mediated by the Michigan Employment
Relations Committee in Detroit.
NORMALLY, the leadership of the union would
simply go along with what the mediator decides, but
tonight, in a show-of-hands vote, approximately 40
teaching and staff assistants unanimously agreed
to take a tougher stand if they are not satisfied with
The non-binding mediation talks were
scheduled to take place in Detroit at 10 a.m.
yesterday, but were postponed because one of the
negotiators had to attend to a family matter.
When the talks resume, the disputed points will
center around economic issues. The union, which
has 1,700 members, is seeking a 5.7 percent pay
See TAS, Page 5
Daily Photo by CHRIS TWIGG
The Ann Arbor-based Galliard Brass Ensemble made for an enjoyable afternoon yesterday
on the steps of the Graduate Library.
Maize 'n blue pep
are all scheduled to give rousing speeches at the
seventh annual Alpha Delta Phi pep rally, which
begins at 7:30 p.m. And after the party, the
fraternity, located at 536 S. State St., is hosting a
party. The proceeds will be donated to the Ronald
McDonald House, a temporary home for families
themselves after they leave the University.
Throughout the fall, the office will hold lectures
about career paths, choosing a graduate school, job
search strategies, resume writing, and
interviewing. Students can also participate in
workshops to polish their job hunting techniques.
CAMPUS SAFETY: Opinion looks at the
emergency phone system. Page 4.