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Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom
VOLUME XCVII - NO. 112 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - MONDAY, MARCH 16, 1987 COPYRIGHT 1987 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SACUA
members
will be
elected
today
By WENDY SHARP
Four faculty members will be
elected this afternoon to next year's
Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs.
The Senate Assembly, a 75-
member group of faculty which
elects SACUA members and votes
on major policy decisions, will
rank eight faculty and staff
members chosen last month. The
four highest ranked will be elected
to SACUA - three will serve on
the committee for three years and
the fourth will serve for one year,
replacing present member Lorraine
Nadelman while she is on
sabbatical.
SACUA plays an important role
in modifying policy at the
University, said Dale Briggs, a
third-year SACUA member and
chemical engineering professor.
Briggs feels the administration is
open to faculty opinions and
"willing to listen."
The Senate Assembly, which
meets less frequently than SACUA
and has less day-to-day contact with
the administration, is an important
governance body because "it allows
for more diversity of opinions," he
said.
TWELVE committees under
the Senate Assembly work directly
with University vice presidents,
providing the administration with
faculty input on issues such as
tenure, salary, fringe benefits, and
civil liberties.
The nominees for SACUA are
Professor of Music Edward Chuda -
coff; Professor of English Robert
Lenaghan; Professor of Internal
Medicine William Dobbins; Grad -
uate Librarian Wendy Lougee;
Associate Professor of Nursing
Sally Lusk; Health Science Re -
search Associate Peggie Hollings -
worth; Professor of Natural
Resources Charles Olson; and Pro -
fessor of Political Science Roy
Pierce.
Senate Assembly members will
be nominated by their specific
school or college later this month.
A nominating committee from each
school determines who is interested
in serving on the assembly, then
the faculty in each school vote on
the nominees.
Also this afternoon, U.S.
Representative William Ford (D-
Mich) will discuss changes in
federal support for higher education.
Ford is in his 11th term in the
House of Representatives and a
member of the House Committee
on Education and Labor.

Give degree

to

Mandela,

group says
FSAC petitions'U

By EUGENE PAK
Students in the Free South
Africa Coordinating Committee
have begun a petition drive in an
attempt to persuade the Board of
Regents to grant South African
anti-apartheid leader Nelson
Mandela an honorary degree.
Lisa Schneider, an FSACC
member, said the recent publicity
about racism on campus should
help push the regents toward grant -
ing Mandela an honorary degree this
May.
FS ACC members started
collecting signatures on Friday and
will continue their campaign on the
Diag and in the Fishbowl this
week. They will present the peti -
tion at the regents' meeting
Thursday afternoon.
Last Wednesday, a majority of
the committee that reviewed a rule
which prohibits granting honorary
degrees in absentia recommended
that the rule be bypassed when the
nominee is prevented by "coercion"
from attending the ceremony.
Mandela has been serving a life
sentence since 1962 for leading the
African National Congress in the
fight against apartheid. The
committee's report does not men -
tion Mandela's name.
Despite the committee's report
and the publicity about racism,
FSACC member Eric Holt said
members are unsure about whether
the regents would honor Mandela.
The petition drive was planned
before the committee's recoin -
mendations were released, according
to Holt.
REGENT Deane Baker (R-Ann
Arbor) said he had not read the
committee's report yet, and did not
have a comment on the Mandela
nomination.
History Prof. Thomas Holt
nominated Mandela in Fall 1985,
but the nomination was rejected
because of the bylaw. After repeated
student protests, culminating in a
sit-in at the April 18 regents
meeting, the regents appointed an
ad hoc advisory committee to
review the policy.
Honoring Mandela is one of 12
demands students in the United
Coalition Against Racism have
presented to the University to
combat racism. The group also

demanded that the University create
a program to effectively handle
racial threats and assaults.
Virginia Nordby, director of the
Affirmative Action Office, said
signs listing numbers people can
call to report incidents of racism
will be posted around campus this
week.
"We thought we had things in
place to address this, but there
seems to be some uncertainty about
where to go to report (racist
incidents)," Nordby said.
But Nordby said the postering is
not a formal campaign like the
"Tell Someone" program targeting
sexual assaults:
Bigotry
pertvadesIf
camp uses
By The Associated Press
The upsurge of intolerance and
bigotry against blacks on campuses
across the nation has spawned some
harsh criticism by higher education
officials.
"I don't think there's been a
great deal of leadership on the part
of university presidents," said Reg -
inald Wilson, head of the office of
minority concerns of the American
Council on Education, higher ed -
ucation's chief Washington lobby.
Campus administrators are be-
ginning to concede that they have
often been slow to react to in -
cidents, or too quick to pass them
off as isolated or insignificant.
But many campuses feel their ra -
cial climate is healthy. The Uni -
versity of Utah, for example, elec -
ted its first female black student
president this year.
While few overall statistics
exist, many observers agree that
bigotry is increasing on the na -
tion's campuses. Some believe the
problems on campus reflect what is
happening outside academia.
See RACISM, Page 5

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
North Carolina center J. R. Reid goes around Michigan's Mark Hughes for two of his 27 points. The Tar Heels
ended the Wolverines' season with a 109-97 win on Saturday.
Carolina ousts 'M'
from tour nament

By RICK KAPLAN
Special to the Daily
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dean
Smith was surprised with what
occurred in Saturday's NCAA
Tournament East Regional second-
round game. Last Friday, the North
Carolina basketball coach was asked
about his team's poor first-half
performance against Pennsylvania
in the first round. "Games are
hardly ever won or lost in the first
half," Smith said.
The Tar Heels 109-97 win over
Michigan Saturday; however, was
won before intermission. North
Carolina led 60-43 at the half, and
held off several Wolverine
comeback attempts to advance to

next week's regional in East
Rutherford, N. J., where the Tar
Heels will play Notre Dame.
Playing before a home-state
crowd just 150 miles from their
Chapel Hill campus, the Tar Heels'
talent advantage and depth
overwhelmed the Wolverines (20-12
overall, 10-8 conference).
To open the game, North
Carolina (31-3,h14-0)mscoredsix
quick points in the paint. Freshman
center J.R. Reid then grabbed a
defensve rebound, and fired to a
streaking Kenny Smith, who pulled
up and drilled a three-point shot.
Michigan called timeout, trailing 9-

Kennv Smith
...22 points,6 assists

See REID, Page 9

Society encourages women to
consider engineering careers

By MICHAEL LUSTIG
Only one of every five undergraduates in the
College of Engineering is a female, but that doesn't
bother Debi Facktor, president of the Society of
Women Engineers.
"I realized last November that I was the only
female in one of my classes," she said. "I never

thought twice about it."
Other members of SWE had similar perceptions of
the role of women in engineering. Jill Marchiano, a
sophomore in nuclear engineering, said no one ever
asks her "What are you doing here?" when she has
walks into a classroom.
See ENGIN., Page 2

GEO, 'U' hold contract
negotiations session

By ANDY MILLS
The University and the Graduate
Employees Organization went back
to the bargaining table Thursday for
a one-day meeting while waiting to
contact a state-appointed mediator,
but the two sides failed to reach an
aar-4mmont

mediated meeting by one or two
weeks.
The University's latest offer
includes a three-year deal which
would culminate in a full tuition
waiver for teaching assistants after
the third year.
A full tuition waiver is of major

INSIDE
Vote for Students First
candidates Ken Weine and Becca
Felton in MSA elections this
week.
OPINION, PAGE 4
The Comedy Company's perfor -
mances this weekend were a
little shaky but very
entertaining.
ARTS, PAGE 7
Rnth th ymyPn'C an wu'man'

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