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Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom
Pol. XCVII - No. 38
Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, October 27, 1986
By REBECCA BLUMENSTEIN
University President Harold
Shapiro has announced that he will
take a brief sabbatical this January
and February from his usual
administrative responsibilities at
For the first time in his seven-
year presidency, Shapiro intends to
explore aspects of higher education
that the pressures of his current
position dn not allow.
IN HIS FIRST month,
Shapiro expects to develop lecture
materials for an undergraduate
course that he intends to teach
winter term of next year. The
course will concentrate on
economic interpretations of history
through an analysis of higher
education's contemporary problems.
In February, he plans to head a
team for the Ford Foundation that
will analyze various aspects of the
future of higher education. ,
Shapiro said that his decision
does not indicate that he is planning
to eventually leave the presidency.
University adminstrators agree that
such a leave of absence after is
"I" THINK THAT it's
important and very healthy for him
to take a break for awhile," said
James Dudersadt, vice president for
academic affaris and provost.
Duderstadt, the newest executive
officer, will act as interim president
during Shapiro's absence.
Former University President
Robben Fleming took a similar
sabbatical during the same months
of 1972. "Atalmost all big research
universities the president has
almost always been a prominent
faculty member who has other
interests he wishes to explore,"
"January and February are good
months to take such a leave because
they tend to be on the quiet side,"
ACCORDING TO Susan
Lipschtz, assistant to the president,
"absolutely everything will return
to normal" when Shapiro returns to
campus on or around March 1,
1987. The president will be paid in
full during his absence.
Before becoming university
president, Shapiro was both a
university economics professor and
head of the economics department.
Because he is nowhere near the
mandatory retirement age
See SHAPRIO, Page 9
Dem. regents likely to
keep seats in election
By KERY MURAKAMI
Daily news analysis
If history or election polls are any indication, Paul
Brown (D-Petoskey) and James Waters (D-
Muskegon), should retain their seats on the
University's Board of Regents next month.
With Democratic Gov. James Blanchard holding a
20 percent lead over Republican challenger William
Lucas in polls last week, Brown and Waters seem
confident of riding the Governor's coattails to re-
BECAUSE MOST state voters are unfamiliar
with the candidates, the electorate usually votes a
straight party ticket, and regents' elections are often
decided by 'top of the ticket' races. University
regents are selected in statewide elections to 8-year
For example, when Michigan's voters
overwhelmingly chose President Reagan in the 1984
elections, he carried two Republicans-Neal Nielsen
from Brighton and Veronica Smith from Grosse
Ille- onto the University's governing board.
"The Gubernatorial election is going to be very
important (to the regental elections), and Blanchard
should win by a wide margin" Waters said.
REGENT THOMAS Roach (D-Saline) said,::
"Most people in the state have never heard of James
Waters or Paul Brown, much less Tom Roach.. .
Usually people just vote according to the top of the
ticket. If Blanchard's winning, that's obviously going
to help all the Democrats." Roach's 1982 election
was helped by Blanchard's victory that year.
One Republican regental candidate, Gary Frink,
agrees. "If you believe in polls, it would indicate that
we Republicans will have a bad time this year.
Realistically, Blanchard's lead is obviously going to
make it very difficult us."
Frink hopes that blacks will vote for Lucas in
greater numbers than the polls indicate. "I have aK
difficult.time believing that more voters in Detroit
aren't going to vote for Lucas. It's racial pride,
ethnicity. Polish people often vote for Polish
candidates, Jewish people often vote for Jewish
candidates. It's a normal reaction."
OTHER REPUBLICANS , however, are more
optimistic. Dennis Petroskey, director of
communications for the Michigan Republican Party,
predicts the coattail effect will not be as widespread
* On the way to victory! Daily Photo by PETER ROSS
Michigan receiver Paul Jokisch congratulates teammate Ken Higgins after Higgins scored on a 51-yard
touchdown pass against Indiana Saturday in Bloomington. Higgins' touchdown put the Wolverines ahead 35-0
at the half and the team coasted to a 38-14 Big Ten victory. See story on page 12.
TA program addresses
By MARTHA SEVETSON
University teaching assistants
will have an opportunity to explore
the issues of sexual harassment on
the job and student-teacher
relationships today during a
S workshop run by the University's
Affirmative Action Office.
The TA seminar is patterned on
the "Tell Someone" program,
which encourages victims of
harassment to take action against
their offender by informing co-
workers or fellow students. The
"Tell Someone" plan has been in
effect at the University since 1982,
but there has not been a specific
program aimed at TAs.
TRATORS feel graduate students
need such a plan because their dual
roles as students and teachers may
Out them in a precarious position.
"We are concerned for how
complex it can be to be a graduate
* student," said Marvin Parnes,
director of the housing program and
workshop co-sponsor. "You are
both a student and a faculty
member, and in many respects you
may feel like a peer to those you
teach. . . this may bring special
problems with it," he said.
"There's a dilemma of being in
relationships where you're attracted
to someone, but there's a role
difference. How do you resolve the
ACCORDING TO THE
Affirmative Action Office, most
victims of harassment are women,
harassed by men who exert some
power over them, either on the job
or in school. Women or men may
be harassed by another person of the
same sex, and women occcasionally
Most victims of sexual
harassment do not report the
incidents because they blame
themselves, or fear losing the job
or failing the class. Programs such
as today's TA seminar encourage
victims to break the pattern, and
ask for help.
The TA workshop is first of
three Affirmative Action programs
this fall to discuss recent faculty
and administrative resolutions on
sexism and sexual harassment at the
In a recent statement, University
President Harold Shapiro wrote, "It
is the policy of the University of
Michigan that no member of the
University community may
sexually harrass another."
Parnes said, "It's one thing to
have a policy but when you
implement it you're looking at real
people and their feelings."
The two remainingsworkshops
will be for students this Thursday,
and for all University employees on
See POLL, Page 2
-By STEVE KNOPPER
Although last night's World
Series game between the New York
Mets and the Boston Red Sox was
rained out, the war of words is
continuing between student fans of
LSA freshman Dave Rothstein,
a Boston fan for "18 years and still
going," remains confident about the
Red Sox. "They won't lose," he
said. "Boston's a better team."
"I HATE THE METS,"
added Engineering freshman Peter
Lee, "because all the Mets are
cocky and irritating-they all think
they're cool. You don't hear the
Red Sox being so
in the press."
See SERIES, Page 5
Inform al Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Michigan Supreme Court Justice Dennis Archer converses with law
students Friday. Archer spoke at the University in the midst of his cam-
paign to be reelected to the State Supreme Court.
or the first time in its 11-year history,,
"Saturday Night Live" had to be canned for later
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audience went wild." It was the third show of the
season and the second to be late. The show, which
normally follows the half-hour local news at 11
p.m., was late last week because Game 1 of the
Series ended at 11:30 p.m., Fryd said. Dana Carvey,
one of the new cast members, noted the show's
consistency since he joined the SNL team: "I've
male spiders don't care which species they breed
with, the female does, said Geal Stratton, an
assistant professor of biology who specializes in
research. "I only had one female out of 100 that
didn't care," she said. "The male is very optimistic,
he will court the female of either species and the
hybrids of both." One species does a series of
APARTHEID: Opinion deplores the CIA's in-
volvement in South Africa. See Page 4.
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