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Ninety-seven years of editoria/lfreedom




or vice
University President Harold
Shapiro's promise to create a
position for vice provost for
minority affairs may take several
months to fulfill, partly because the
University will conduct a
nationwide search to fill the
"It is perfectly normal for such a
hiring committee to take several
months to find a replacement," said
Vice President for Academic Affairs
and Provost James Duderstadt.
"Depending upon the individual, he
or she will largely define which
direction the position will take in
the future."
Rather than creating a new
position, Shapiro elevated the
current associate vice president for
minority and academic affairs to the
vice provost position. While the
associate vice president was one
member of Duderstadt's large staff,
See VICE, Page 2

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Republican Mayoral candidate
Gerald Jernigan attacked Ann Arbor
Mayor Ed Pierce's Democratic
administration last night, accusing
Pierce of neglecting city-University
relations and failing to control city
Jernigan, at a candidate's forum
sponsored by the League of Women
Voters, said Pierce has not met
with University officials since he
was elected in 1985. Previous
Republican mayors, Jernigan said,
consistently worked with the
University on housing and crime
Pierce acknowledged that his
administration has not met with
University officials, but he
maintained that the city's overall'
relationship with University is
"excellent." He said the recent 7
percent rise in city spending
criticized by Jernigan was necessary
to fund programs and housing
initiatives for the city's poor.
"In general, I think we've
accomplished quite a lot," said
Pierce, pointing to the Ann Arbor
City Council's funding of road
repair, cultural programs, and a pay
equity study. Pierce, who has
previously served as a coun-
cilmember and state senator, leads
the Democratic-controlled council.

The debate was the final joint,
appearance for the mayoral and 10
city council candidates running in
next Monday's city elections. The
candidates questioned-each other and
then responded to questions from
the audience of 30.
Republican candidates criticized
the Democrats' active supervision
of city departments, pointing out
that the city charter designates the
city administrator as the head of
local government. They also said
the council should emphasize broad
city services - particularly crime
prevention - over programs
targeting only low-income res-
"The primary function of the
city budget is to provide basic
services rather than serve as a
remedy for the social ills of the
community," said Republican Third
Ward Candidate Isaac Campbell.
"We have to increase the presence
of the police force."
Campbell's opponent, Dem-
ocratic incumbent Jeff Epton,
joined other Democrats in opposing
the police department's request for
52 more officers next year, despite a
17 percent increase in crime during
1986. Epton said the police should
instead reallocate patrol strategies,
and expand neighborhood watch

Singing w ith glee DailyPhoto by bANA MENDELSSOHN.R
University Women's Glee Club members Amy Van Roeckel, Shawn Barget, and Catherine Paler sing "Stop in
the name of love" as they rehearsed yesterday for Saturday's Motown review show at Hill Auditorium.

Hash bash lights up Dag today at noon

The 16th annual Hash Bash will
take place today at noon in the Diag
for those who want to brave the
1 cold and support for the relaxation
and elimination of marijuana
possession laws.
The Hash Bash began to cel-
ebration of the city's adoption of a

$5 fine for possession of marijuana.
The event used to attract thousands
of people, but lately attendance
dwindled to a handful of participants
consisting mostly of high school
students and out-of-towners.
Last year, attendance surged up
to 130, but security officers don't
seemed concerned -or aware - of

the bash.
"There hasn't been a significant
turnout for several years," said Jesse
Johnson, a Public Safety officer.
"With the cold weather, there
probably won't be a lot of
activity," he added.
"I've not heard that it was going
to occur this year," said Sgt. John

King of the Ann Arbor Police
Department. "I though it was a
thing of the past. If there are
people 'Hash Bashing' , appropriate
action will be taken."
The National Organization for
the Reform of Marijuana Laws,
(NORML) is having a benefit.
tomorrow night in the Union at 9

Contract talks
between GEO ,

Prof. researches
AIDS, health issues


to resume

University AIDS researcher and
Assistant Professor of Epi-
demiology Jill Joseph sits
comfortably in a plastic chair in her
outer office. Dressed casually in a

maize and blue rugby
fresh from teaching

shirt, she is .
a weekend

The University and the Graduate
Employees Organization will go
back to the bargaining table
tomorrow afternoon in a final
attempt to reach a contract
agreement before the two sides go
to mediation April 7.
The GEO, the union bargaining
for all teaching assistants, also
notified the University that they
intend to terminate the collective
pbargaining agreement as of 12:01
a.m. April 8. Under the terms of an
agreement between the two sides,
seven days' notice is required to
terminate the extended contract
under which TAs have been
working since March 5. If progress
is made, however, both sides would
be willing to further extend that
The GEO will hold a rally on
Othe Diag at noon today to drum up
support for their union.
The union and the University
disagree on the following issues: a
full tuition waiver, a salary
increase, and departmentally-set
class size limits.
According to University chief

negotiator Colleen Dolan-Greene,
the GEO asked the University
yesterday to bargain without the
state-appointed mediator tomorrow.
"Both sides want to come to an
agreement very much," said GEO
President Alice Haddy. The last
meeting between the GEO and the
University was March 12. The
GEO represents the nearly 1,700
TAs employed by the University.
The 1,100 union members
continued voting on a proposal that
would call a strike April 8 if
negotiations break down next
Even though TAs frequently
threaten striking prior to an
agreement, Haddy believes the
possibility of a strike is more
likely this year.
She attributes this to increased
awareness by union members of the
process of negotiations, the rights
of unionized workers, and the
relative standing of the University
with its peer institutions. The
University ranks eighth in the Big
Ten in amount of total
See TAs, Page 3

Pro file

course in the School of Public
Health's "On Job-On Campus"
program, which brings health
professionals back to school to
work towards their master's or
doctorate degree.
Giving public lectures or
teaching the weekend classes once a
month are extra responsibilities,
but Joseph says they are an
important part of her job, which
includes imparting information
about Acquired Immune Deficiency
Syndrome. "What your hope in the
end is that your teaching will be
better informed because of the work
you do," she says.
Joseph says her interest in AIDS
research stems from her study of
social epidemiology and her friends'
experiences. "I had friends in the
gay community in San Francisco
and I began to understand that
there's not just those that have the

virus, but millions of people are
affected by the threat of the
disease," Joseph said.
She is interested in public health
because of its impact. "I think the
public health field really has a
possibility to influence public
policy instead of treating. one ,
person at a time. Public health is
concerned with developing pro-
gramming and policy," she said.
Joseph is a main investigator in
a study examining the behavioral,'
social, and psychological effects of
AIDS on gay and bisexual men in
Chicago. According to the study,
the AIDS virus has had a serious
social as well as medical effect on
the population, forcing some gay
men into celibacy.
Graduate student Susanne
Montgomery, Joseph's research
assistant in the study, is one of the
students who works closely with
Joseph. She describes Joseph's
warmth and her commitment to
teaching and research.
"I love working with her -
she's very warm and caring, and
very busy," said Montgomery. "She
takes her teaching very seriously.
She's demanding and she challenges
your mind in class. It's not an easy
'A' class, but she makes the
material timely, appropriate, and
Epidemiology department chair
See JOSEPH, Page 3

Jill Joseph, an assistant prof. of epidemiology at the School of Public
Health, talks with enthusiasm of her research on the psychological and
social effects of AIDS.

, V.P. Brinkerhoff to
leave office in '88

NAACP leaders, Shapiro INSIDE
discuss minority affairs agntanoray
"J political prisoner

er argues
degree for

After almost two decades of
service to the University, Vice
President and Chief Financial
Officer James Brinkerhoff has
announced his plans for retirement
in 1988.

University committee is formed to
conduct a search for a replacement.
Brinkerhoff's influence has
spanned virtually all areas of the
Univerisity, from new construction,
to the University Hospital, to
student tuition.

State and local representatives of
the NAACP met privately with
University President Harold Shapiro
last night to discuss minority
concerns on campus.
Michael Nelson, president of the
student chapter of the National

the low Black student enrollment
and poor race relations on campus,
Nelson contends that the
administration is making "an
honest effort to try and
accommodate the best atmosphere
on campus, academically and

Folksinger Nanci Griffith, fresh
from her major label debut, talks
about luggage and music.

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