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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 7, 1987 - Page 3

Council hopefuls crowd ballot
MSA administrator vies for Dem. nomination

Ann Arbor voters will choose from among 18
candidates - including one with close ties to
students - in the Feb. 16 city council and
mayoral primaries.
Richard Layman, administrative assistant to
the Michigan Student Assembly, plans to
emphasize housing, University-community
relations, and downtown development in his
campaign for the 4th Ward city council seat. In
the April elections, he will face the winner of the
Republican nomination, a three-way contest
among Jim Cameron, a local attorney, Jerry
Schleicher, an optometrist, and Mike Smith, a
Cleary College student.
LAYMAN, 26, does not feel that his youth
will be a disadvantage. "I'm young; people are

going to be concerned about that, even though I
think I'm really smart," Layman said.
Layman believes that students are interested in
his campaign and that the student vote will be
crucial to his success. "Students pay taxes, (but)
they just don't think about it. They pay it
through their rent," Layman said.
According to Layman, another crucial issue to
students is housing. He believes the city may
have to pressure the University and the state to
build more student housing.
For the Republican mayoral nomination,
longtime city councilmember Gerald Jernigan is
running against Paul Jensen, who was the
Republican nominee for State Representative in
1984. Democratic Mayor Ed Pierce is running for

IN THE Ist Ward, Republican candidate
Ronald Witchie, an environmental technician,
will run against either Ann Marie Coleman, co-
director of the guild house campus ministry, and
Bob Elton, a General Motors auto designer, who
are competing for the Democratic nomination.
In the 2nd Ward, Terry Martin, a former
School Board Trustee, is the Republican
candidate and Mary Reilly, owner of Marblehead
Handprints in Kerrytown, is the Democrat.
The 3rd Ward pits incumbent Democrat Jeff
Epton against Republican Isaac Campbell, a
local banker.
In the 5th Ward three Republicans - Phil
Spear, Robert Ferri, and Jeffrey Gallatin - are
competing for the chance to unseat Democratic

Daily Photo by JAE KIM
Ann Arbor Mayor Ed Pierce announced he is running for re-election. He
is unopposed in next month's primary election. The general election will
be in April.



Percentage of wome

The percentage of women and
,minorities in assistant professor
positions has declined slightly,
continuing a fall that began in
1982, according to a report released
last month by the University's
Affirmative Action Office. The
decline continued despite a 2.9
percent increase in the number of
minorities and women hired.
"This number is very important
because assistant professor
positions are the pipeline to the
tenure track," said Affirmative
Action Director Virginia Nordby.
"Eventually the numbers of full and
tenured professors will start to go
In 1981 women and minorities
comprised an all-time high of 44.6
percent of assistant professors.
Today that number stands at 39.6
pdrcent, a decline of 0.4 percent
from last year.
Individual schools and colleges
are currently responsible for

strategies to hire women and
minority faculty. The University
requires nationwide advertising for
an opening and a two-month wait
between advertising and hiring.
"The problem does not seem to
be responding to our current
strategies," said Nordby. "National
advertising alone is clearly not
adequate. We need to talk carefully
with departments and tailor new
strategies to various disciplines."
Science departments, for
example, must compete for a
limited pool of qualified women and
minority professors. Although the
number of female engineering
undergraduates has surged to 25
percent, only 10 percent pursue a
master's degree and 5 percent
complete a doctorate. In
departments such as biology, an
additional two to three years of
post-doctoral work is required.
According to Nordby, "These
disciplines must be competitive,
not merely with regard to salary,

' faculty
but with regard to lab space,
computer time, and assistants."
In the past year the biology
department hired seven new faculty
members, none of whom were
women or minorities.
"We tried very hard to recruit a
woman, and she elected to go to
Whitehead Institute in Boston," said
Biology Department Chairman
Charles Yocum.
According to Yocum, finding a
position for the husband in a two-
career family often poses a
problem. "Wherever we can, we
put as much effort as possible to
locate both members of the team at

the University," he said. He said the
problem is equally important when
hiring male faculty members.
To encourage women biology
students, who have few faculty role
models at the University, the
women in the department offer a
seminar course, Issues for Women
in Science.
"Women face an extra challenge
in taking on a major in a career that
is still male-dominated," said
Yocum. "For female students, a
female faculty member who has
handled these problems could help
students who will be facing the

incumbent Kathy Edgren.
Dance Theatre Studio

Classes in ballet,
modern, jazz, tap,
and ballroom.
New Classes
beginning January 12

Puderstadt takes

For current class
schedule and
more information
call 995-4242.





on Slhapir
(Continued from Page1)'
Shapiro's routine duties have been
reassigned to other members of the
executive committee.
Duderstadt will serve as interim
president until March, when
Shapiro is scheduled to return.
Until then he will assume all
presidential responsibilities,
including heading the monthly
Board of Regents meetings and the
executive committee.
Although he has only served as
vice president and provost since
early May, Duderstadt was
appointed to assume the
responsibilities of interim president
during Shapiro's absence.



Most of Duderstadt's work will
remain associated with his duties as
provost, with presidential duties
added to his schedule. He will
mainly be concentrating upon
initiatives which he has already
"It's rare that anything presented
at this University has not been
developed over several months,"
said Duderstadt.

Campus Cinema
The Lady Vanishes, CG, 7:00
p.m., Aud A.
A lady vanishes.
Sabotage, CG, 9:00 p.m., Aud A.'
A secret plot to blow something up.
Rock Around The Clock, MTF,
7;00 p.m., Mich.
Bill Haley is just one of the many
dinosaurs seen in this rebellious, feel-
good epic.
Jailhouse Rock, MTF, 8:45 p.m.,
A young drifter does time for
unrighteous manslaughter, then
becomes a bullying, self-serving rock
star until the end when he becomes
nice again. No, it's not the Vince Neil
story, it's Elvis, Elvis, Elvis!!!
Abortion Rights Rally
Planning Meeting - 7:30 p.m.,
Third floor Michigan League, Room

Knitting class - Ann Arbor "Y",
7:30 p.m., 350 S. Fifth Ave. (663-
New- class in Metaphysics -
School of Metaphysics, 7:30 p.m.,
719 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti

711 N. University (near State Street) " Ann Arbor

It's 3 a.m. The movie is
over. You suddenly
remember that you still need
those reports copied for that
7 a.m. meeting. Don't panic
- just go to Kinko's. We're
open 24 hours, 7 days a
Open 24 hours.
540 E. Liberty

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Big screen spectacular.
Call for times.
ALSO film shorts featuring Betty Boop and American
film funny man Robert Benchely shown with each fea-
ture and a theater organ prelude. Camp fun on campus!
For program information call 668-8480.
See all these great films projected on thelarge screen in the historic
Michigan Theater. Call 668-8397 for more information. Admission to
films is $3.50 for a double bill or a single bill. Students and senior
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