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Page 5 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 6, 1987

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'U draws
national
attntio n
By DAVID WEBSTER
Recent incidents of racism on
campus and yesterday's hearing on
racism have brought the University
under the intense scrutiny of the
~national media, but officials say
hey don't forsee a negative effect
pn the University's reputation.
At least 35 members of the
media were at the Michigan Union
yesterday as state Rep. Morris Hood
(D-Detroit) and other officials
listened to students' and faculty
,pembers' testimony on racial
Activity at the University. Members
Hof the press corps included rep -
gpsentatives of The New York
Jimes, The Associated Press, the
,Chicago Tribune, and NBC affiliate
,,WDIV in Detroit.
University President Harold
hapiro said that although the
;overage may focus negative
attention on the University, it has a
'potential to be positive.
t "Whether or not (the media
%attention) was exaggerated is not
-the point," Shapiro said. "It was
vell intentioned and deeply felt."
The University began to draw
(,national attention two weeks ago'
when it closed radio station WJJX
for broadcasting a series of racist
jokes. The Associated Press ran at
least 12 stories in the week that
followed, l updating the the
developments surrounding the
closing of WJJX and the subsequent
,'itiation of an investigation into
the incident.
' Cable News Network broadcasted
a segment on Wednesday about the
closing of the station and the
forthcoming hearing on racism at
the University.
Some students think the national
attention given to the University's
race problems will scar its
reputation.

Contra protest
remembers victims
By MIKE SCHECHTER and the National Weather Service.
Demonstrators protested the "We have nothing to do with the
"brutalities" of the Nicaraguan Contras. There's really nothing here
Contra rebels yesterday in a weekly to protest," said Richard Starcks, a
protest that officials call ineffectual. security guard.
Protesters read stories of vic -
tims' deaths and carried signs Witness for Peace, the sponsor
saying "Bandages, not Bombs" and of yesterday's protest, tries to
educate Americans about the
Contras kill children, our tax Contras' activities, and to stand as
dollars pay for it." The ninth "witnesses" to the Contras'
weekly rally was held at the Federal brutalities. The group supports self-
Building on Fourth and Liberty determination for Nicaraguan
streets, because protesters say the citizens.
building symbolizes Federal power.
But Federal Building staff say The group sends about 500
the protests are not affecting students and citizens a year to
activities in the building and are not Nicaragua. The Rev. Don Coleman,
changing employees' attitudes. a rally organizer, said, "What we
Offices in the building are not have seen and experienced (in
associated with foreign policy, The Nicaragua) is contrary to what is
building houses the social security told to us by the media and the
office, federal courts, a post office, government."

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Daily Photo by DARRIAN SMITH
University President Harold Shapiro leaves a hearing on racism to attend a previously scheduled, press con-
ference during graduate student Amy Crarcer's testimony. Shaprio later returned to the hearing.
Hood vows ati on onrais

POLICE
NOTES
Two Break-ins
Less than $150 was taken from
an apartment in the 600 block of
East University Street early
Wednesday morning, according to
Ann Arbor Police Sgt. Jan
Suomala. Suomala said the intruder
pried open a door to gain entry.
Police are also investigating a
forced entry at a building in the
1000 block of Vaughn Street. A
door was forced late Thursday
evening, but nothing was taken by
the intruder, Suomala said.
by Steve Blonder

Anatol Rapoport
Professor of Peace Science
The University of Toronto
will present a public lecture on
THE STUDY OF CONFLICT
Monday, March 9, 1987
Rackham Amphitheater
4:00 P.M.
Sponsored by the PhD Prgram in Urban. Technological, k Eairoment
Plannintg. The Mental Health ReeahInsttu and tit Office of
Intettatioal Peace and Secury Refetrch

(Continued from Page 1)
and retention. He cited the 54
percent increase in the number of
first year black students over a three
year period as one example of the
University's success.
But even with the successes,
Shapiro said, "Our accomplish -
ments have fallen far short of our
aspirations." He said the University
administration intends to make
"several new initiatives" to combat
low minority enrollment next year.
AT THE end of his address
Hood asked Shapiro to speculate
why he thinks black enrollment has
decreased from 7.5 percent mid-
1970s to 5.3 percent this year.
Shapiro said he had no
satisfactory response. "We all failed
a great deal in that area," he said.

Shapiro added, however, that he
doesn't think rising tuition cost
contributed to the decrease.
After Shapiro spoke, he sat
down and listened attentively as
students, mostly black, testified.
Many students directed their
testimonies toward Shapiro and a
few criticized him harshly.
Dr. Harvey Slaughter, a
University alumnus, said the racial
climate on campus has not
improved since 1970. He blames
this failure on Shapiro and former
presidents. He said Shapiro lacks
"moral leadership conviction," and
said Shapiro should have used the
power of his office to remedy the
situation.
In a dramatic demonstration of

solidarity, about 300 members of
the United Coalition Against
Racism stood up and read in unison
the coalition's 12 demands to end
racism.
As Hood stipulated, black
students addressed the hearing first.
Most of the testimony from black
students described personal incidents
of racial harassment. One graduate
student told the committee of how
neighbors at her University housing
complex repeatedly tormented her
children.
Hispanics, Asian-Americans, and
Jews told the committee of their
own experiences with racism, and
two homosexuals discussed sexual
preference discrimination.

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Platteville

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%ZiEO wants

E J want
salary boost
(Continued from Page 1)
" According to the GEO, the
'ini-versity's latest proposal
'Amiounts to a. 3 percent salary
'%crease, but the TAs were asking
rfor a full tuition waiver and a 15-20
percent salary increase. According
to a flyer distributed at the rally, the
iJmniversity's , proposal, when
:)oombined with the new tax law,
Iv~ill cost each TA between $1,000
and $2,000 over the next two years.
The University's offer is "not
enough money to live on," said
political science TA Denise Wydra.
.iWe're not asking for money to put
in savings, we're asking for enough
;'noney to pay our bills and to eat,"
she said.
e. University officials declined to
comment on the continuing
,Aegotiations.
.ii WHITNEY Hoth, an English
'TA, implored the University to deal
itnore fairly with the GEO.
:ktEssentially they're not prepared to
'negotiate in good faith," he said.
L 4 Hoth also noted that almost half
-ibf all in-class instruction is done by
teaching assistants.

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