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The Michigan Daily -Thursday, November 13, 1986 - Page 3
Supreme Court reviews affirmative action

WASHINGTON (AP)-The ordered plan for promoting equal
Supreme Court, renewing its study numbers of black and white state
of affirmative action in the troopers in Alabama was
American workplace, was urged "profoundly illegal" even though
yesterday to strictly control only a few jobs were at stake.
preferential treatment for women HE ARGUED that the court
and minorities in job promotions. order aimed at correcting past
The Reagan administration led employment discrimination by the
the assault on affirmative action state police was excessive in
plans in cases from Alabama and punishing innocent white troopers
California as the justices for the seeking promotion.
first time directly examined job But J. Richard Cohen of
preferences for women. Montgomery, Ala., representing the
Solicitor General Charles Fried, black troopers, said the federal judge
the administration's chief who ordered the one-for-one
courtroom lawyer, said a court- promotion plan sought to overcome
. RBy JOHN DUNNING
11ochia Teacher, combatant, and mother
Estela Rocha gave a glimpse of the
sneaks on hardships Nicaraguans experience
s on every day in that war-torn country.
Rocha, who fought to overthrow
Nicaraenan the dictator Anastasio Somoza in
a ~ 1979, told a crowd of more than 50
e-ard* shs people in the Union that the
counter-revolutionaries"--or U.S.-

"a history of recalcitrance" by the
state police department.
The judge sought to end years of
"foot dragging," said Cohen, adding
that Fried's statements defending
the police department "don't stand
up under scrutiny."
IN THE SECOND case, the
Santa Clara County Transportation
Agency promoted a woman to
dispatcher over a man deemed
mopre qualified. A federal appeals
court upheld the move as a means
of overcoming the absence of
women in higher-ranking agency
jobs, although there was no court
backed Contras - are killing,
raping, and kidnapping citizens. Her
speech was sponsored by the Latin

finding that the agency
discriminated against women.
The Supreme Court is expected
to announce rulings by July in both
cases, answering lingering
questions over the future of
affirmative action.
In the California case, Paul
Johnson, a 57-year-old highway
worker with 30 years experience,
lost out in 1980 when Diane Joyce,
a 42-year-old widow with four
children, was promoted to
dispatcher.
JOHNSON, asked by reporters
outside the Supreme Court about
percent of Nicaraguans who live in
the countryside are illiterate, she
said.

efforts to redress discrimination
against women, said, "Let them
work for it like I did. You're not
just handed something."
Ms. Joyce, defending her
promotion, said Johnson was
"treated unfairly as women have
been treated unfairly for years and
generations and centuries."
Constance Brooks of Denver,
Johnson's attorney, said there was
no evidence that the county
previously had discriminated against
women.
An affirmative action plan must
be based on something more than

"societal and attitudinal reasons,"
she said. "You can't force women
into non-traditional jobs. If they
want them, it should be based on
merit."
HOWEVER, Justice Sandra
Day O'Connor suggested that
employers, without admitting past
bias, should be allowed to redress
possible discrimination to head off
suits by women and minorities.
She asked whether an employer
may adopt affirmative action
programs if it "has a firm basis to
believe it will be subject" to a
lawsuit.

Students to select
open-minded Profs

American Solidarity Committee. She said she never feared the
Speaking through an interpreter, Contras but she admits she has
Rocha said her life-long goal of carried a gun into the countryside
teaching all Nicaraguans to read and while assisting the Nicaraguan
write has been hampered by the national campaign against illiter-
Contras, who randomly kill teach- acy. Both parents and students trust
ers in the countryside. Ninety-five her, Rocha said.
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THE LII4

Performances
Simon Dearsley - Union Cul-
tural Programs, 12:15 p.m.,
Pendleton Rm., Union.
A harpsichord concert including
works by Frescobaldi, Sweelinck,
Froberger, and, Charbonnier, per-
formed by this Power Scholar on an
exchange fellowship from Cambridge
University.
The Best of the Comedy
Company - The Comedy Com-
pany, 8 p.m., Mendelssohn Theatre,
Michigan League (763-1107).
Ann Arbor's own comedy theatre
troupe.
Dave Crossland, Steve &
Brian Debroux - Soundstage, 9
p.m., U-Club (763-1107).
The Swing - Hill Street Players,
8 p.m., Hillel Auditorium, 1429
Hill St. (663-3336).
The Hill Street Players perform "The
Swing" for a second straight night.
Speakers
Bruce Meader -"The Macintosh
and Graphic Design," 7 p.m., Art
and Architecture Bldg. Aud.
Leslie Gottlieb - "Develop-
mental Genetic Analysis of
Morphological Change in Layia,"
Dept. of Biology, noon, 1139 Nat.
Sci. Bldg.
Karen Mudar - "The Dynamics
-of Pig Hunting in the Northeast
Philippines," Museum of Anthro-
pology, noon, 2009 Museum Bldg.
Rebecca Dunkle and Edie
Dixon - "Microcomputers for

Women," Women of the University
Faculty, 5:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.,
Michigan League Conf. Room.
Renate Dorrestien - "Who
Wants To Write Like a Woman?"
Netherlands America University.
League, 8 p.m., International Center,
603 E. Madison.
Tim Joslyn - "Exploring the
Andes and the Amazon," Bivouac
Adventure Travel, 7:30 p.m., 330 S.
State St.
Marina Whitman - The
Michigan Economics Society, 5\
p.m., 140 Lorch Hall.
Luann Troxel- "American High
School Students' Attitudes Towards
the U.S.S.R.," Center for Russian
& East European Studies, 7:30
p.m., Lane Hall Commons.
Abdollah Dashti - "Rural
Development and Appropriate
Technology in Nicaragua," 8 p.m.,
Pond Room, Union.
Heinz Rolleke - "Die Rolle der
Frau in den Marchen der Bruder
Grimm," Dept. of Germanic Lang -
uages & Literature, 4:10 p.m., East
Conference Rm., Rackham Bldg.
Paul Berry - "Gendai Fuzoku: Of
Signs, Posters, & Shopping Bags &
Things," Center for Japanese Stud-
ies, noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Bohdan Bociurkiw - "Commu -
nist Parties and Religion in Eastern
Europe: Policy Determinants," Cen-
ter for Russian & Eastern European
Studies, 4 p.m., Lecture Rm. 2,
MLB.
Meetings
United Farm Workers Support
Group - 6:30 p.m., 1209 Umon.
Barbaric Yawp, Literary Mag-

azine, and Undergraduate Eng-
lish Assoc. - 7 p.m., 7th floor
Haven Hall.
Contemporary Relevance of
Mao Study Group - Organ-
izational meeting, 7:30 p.m., 447
Mason Hall.
Adopt A Political Prisoner of
Apartheid - 6:30 p.m., 111 West
Engineering Bldg.
Hebrew Speaking Club - 4
p.m., 3050 Frieze Bldg.
Furthermore
The Chicago Tribune - Infor-
mation Session for Finance, Liberal
Arts, Sales, Marketing & Technical
positions, 4 p.m., Kuenzel Rm.,
Union.
Blood Drive - Red Cross, 1-7
p.m., Stockwell.
Safewalk s-Nighttime Safety
walking service, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.,
Rm. 102 Undergraduate Library
(936-1000).
Get Up, Stand Up workshop
- 7 p.m., Counseling Services,
third floor Union (764-8312).
Send announcements of up-
coming events to "The
List," do The Michigan
Daily, 420 Maynard St.,
Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109.
Include all pertinent infor-
mation and a contact phone
number. We must receive
notice of Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday events (for
Weekend Magazine) at least
two weeks before publica-
tion; notice of weekday
events is due two days be-
fore publication.

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research in the College of LSA last
summer. His research in atomic
physics "was on the frontier of
knowledge and anything but hum-
drum," said Physics Department
Chairperson Lawrence Jones.
Williams was one of 25 physics
faculty members who signed a
petition last year in which they
pledged not to perform research on
President Reagan's Strategic
Defense Initiative.
"He cared about people and their
problems, both at the University
and in the world at large. He had a
sense of fairness and justice," said
Rich.
WILLIAMS played a vital role
in the rebuilding of the natural
sciences at Michigan, according to
LSA Dean Peter Steiner. "We are
determined not to let this loss
vitiate the momentum he has
generated. But it will be ever so
much harder without him,"
Steiner said in a prepared
statement.-
A memorial service for Williams
will be held in the Pendleton room
of the Michigan Union at 10 a.m.
Saturday. For further information,
contact the physics department.

eContinued from Page1-
LSA senior Heidi Harpowiski, a
PIRGIM member, said an example
of non-inclusive language is
referring to men as doctors and
woman as nurses. She added that
other fields of study exclude
women, such as engineering
Amy Simon, PIRGIM Co-
Chairperson, calls University
classes "closeminded." "The

experiences of blacks, women and
members of certain religions are not
reflected in many lectures," she
said.
SIMON said students should
raise questions and confront
professors who use discriminatory
language.
"Most of the time people use
non-inclusive language
unintentionally," she added.

The University of Michigan School of Music
presents
ANN ARBOR DANCE WORKS
Program A (Thurs. & Sat.) Night Works
Bill De Young and Marsh Pabalis
Program B (Fri. & Sun.) Six Dances
by Peter Sparling, Jessica Fogel, and Gay Delanghe
THURS.-SUN., NOVEMBER 13-16, 20-23
McIntosh Theatre School of Music, 8:00 PM
2:00 PM on Sundays
Tickets: $6, $5, and $9 for series tickets
Advance tickets at Dance Building; tickets also sold.at the door.
SYMPHONY BAND / CONCERT BAND
H. Robert Reynolds / Donald Schleicher, conductors
Keiko Abe, marimba soloist
Includes world premiere of Akira Ifukube's
"Lauda Concertante for marimba and wind ensemble"
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, HILL, 8:00 PM FREE
CONTEMBORARY MUSIC FROM JAPAN
Keiko Abe, marimba
Michael Udow & Rebecca Kite, percussion
University Percussion & Trombone Ensembles
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 8:00 PM
RACKHAM FREE

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Winter's Warmer with Woolrich

79-GUIDE PEER COUNSELORS PRESENT:
GET UP, STAND UP
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 7-9 P.M.
A workshop for developing assertiveness skills.
It will be held on the 3rd floor of the Michigan Union
at Counseling Services (3100).
Call 764-8312 or 76-GUIDE to sign up for the workshop.

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