Ninety-seven years of editorialfreedom
VOLUME XCVII - NO. 127
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - MONDAY, APRIL 6, 1987
COPYRIGHT 1987, THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Vo ting TAs
By ANDY MILLS
University Vice President for
Academic Affairs James Duderstadt
wrote in a memo Friday that the
Graduate Employees Organization
is not adequately informing its
membership about the consequences
of a strike. He also wrote that the
threat of a strike oil Wednesday
could hamper negotiations.
The memo, sent to University
deans, department heads, and faculty
members, outlined the legal conse -
quences of a strike for teaching and
Under Michigan law, it is illegal
for public employees such as TAs
to strike, and under the terms of the
current University-GEO contract,
any TAs who leave work during a
term cannot claim their tuition
BUT in the event of a strike,
the University would have to prove
that the TAs were actually on strike
in order to revoke their tuition
waivers. Theresa Wix
Duderstadt said a strike "would
affect the entire University commu -
nity... and the relationships among
the members of our community.
The damage to those relationships
and the atmosphere that a strike can This weeke
create may linger long after the was a time f
reasons for the strike are forgotten.' Canada, and
Duderstadt was hopeful that an heritage, expr
agreement could be reached and a "Indians th
strike could be averted. "We would should not exI
much prefer to work with (the way of publi
graduate students) in this process what we alwa
and not have it result in a American stu
confrontation," he said. About 60
See DUDERSTADT, Page 5 Indians, but a
By JEFF RUSH
Recent criticisms of the University's effort to find
black non-athletes have put unwanted attention on
some coaches and caused resentment among some
black athletes. But figures provided by University
offices show dollars spent on athletic recruitment to
be nearly double those spent finding scholars.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson told a packed Hill
Auditorium last month, "We can go all around
America and recruit athletes for this University.
Those same airplanes that can find football and
Daily Photo by LESLIE BOORSTEIN
fixes her headdress for the annual Pow Wow dance. The Pow Wow marks the beginning of spring.
theme was "Honor Our Future Leaders."
ans celebrate their heritae
By STEVE KNOPPER
Funding for a controversial
classified research project was
narrowly approved Friday by the
Research Policies Committee in a
6-5 vote. The project will be the
third current classified project at the
University if approved by Vice
President for Research Linda
The current guidelines for
classified research utilize the "end-
use" clause, which prohibits resear -
ch at the University that can be
used to kill or maim human beings.
The project, submitted earlier
this year by Theodore Birdsall, a
professor of electrical and computer
engineering, was designed to detect
sonar signals underwater. Some feel
the project can be applied to anti-
submarine warfare, and thus, to
killing or maiming human beings.
Classified Research Review
Panel (CRRP) member Anne
Jellema, an LSA senior, said two
weeks ago that the project failed to
meet the end-use restriction. If any
CRRP member rejects a classified
proposal, it is automatically sent to
the RPC for review. If the RPC
accepts the proposal, the final
decision is up to Wilson.
Wilson said she has not decided
whether to accept the proposal, but
she expects to make the decision
Jellema told the RPC that anti-
submarine warfare was a direct
application of Birdsall's proposed
research, which would be funded by
the Office of Naval Research. She
said the other applications are
irrelevant, adding that "not only the
vessels themselves will be
destroyed, but the people on them
as well." Thus, she said, Birdsall's
research should be banned under the
Birdsall, however, told the RPC,
"it is not probable that it will be
destructive to human life," and that
the possible anti-submarine warfare
application could not be applied
until 40 years from now.
BIRDSALL said his project is
classified because he must have on-
board access to restricted Navy
ships to conduct his research. His
results, he said, will be published.
See RESEARCH, Page 5
'It is not probable that (the
project) will be destructiVe
to human life.'
By VICKI BAUER
end's 15th annual Ann Arbor Pow Wow
or Native Americans from Michigan,
all over the nation to celebrate their
ess community unity, and socialize.
hroughout the years have been told they
press their heritage. The Pow Wow is a
cly demonstrating what we have and
ays had," said Geoff DeLeary, a Native
dent in the School of Medicine.
0 people, mostly Native American
lso Ann Arbor residents and University
students, congregated at the Sports Coliseum
Saturday and Sunday. The Pow Wow was sponsored
by the University's Native American Student
Association and Office of Minority Student Services.
For many of the tribes the Ann Arbor Pow Wow
marks the beginning of Spring and the initial Pow
Wow of the season. Pow Wows occur throughout the
Spring, Summer, and Fall nationwide.
This year's theme was "Honor Our Future
Leaders." According to Chief Little Elk, from the
Chippawa tribe in Michigan, the Pow Wow shows
See NATIVE, Page 5
basketball players can find scientists and artists. We
have programs to build their bodies but not programs
to build their minds."
"One hundred years ago these same young men
were running up and down cotton fields carrying
cotton balls and now they're carrying basketballs and
Athletic team recruiters, however, say they work
closely with the admissions office to help recruit and
During trips to recruit high school athletes, the
ithletics, not academics
football staff often stops in at guidance counselors'
and principals' offices to drop off information about
academics and collect names of non-athletes for the
University admissions office, according to assistant
football coach Fritz Seyferth.
ASSISTANT Director of Admissions Mike
Donahue agreed that the admissions office and the
athletic teams "try to cooperate with each other."
Of the 1,674 black students on campus about 100
are athletes. Dollar figures -for spending to recruit
minority students are unavailable.
The athletic department spends about $500,000 per
year to recruit athletes, according to Athletic Director
Don Canham. There are 594 athletes on University-
For academic recruitm6nt, a $300,000 budget
covers recruiting of all students, as well as non-
recruiting costs, such as sending rejection letters,
according to Director of Admissions Cliff Sjogren.
There are about 32,000 students on campus.
See FOOTBALL, Page 2
By REBECCA BLUMENSTEIN
Before she plunged to her death
from the bell tower on March 24,
University Regent Sarah Goddard
Power was undergoing depression
treatment from the head of the
psychiatry department at the
University Medical School.
Power's husband told police she
was experiencing a "tough time"
and taking anti-depressant drugs
prior to her suicide, according to a
Philip Power spoke to police
after his wife was pronounced dead
at the University Hospital, accord -
ing to the only report issued by the
Ann Arbor police on the incident.
He has since refused to comment on
any aspect of the suicide.
Despite her depression, Power's
husband told police that his wife
appeared normal when she left their
Ann Arbor home on the morning of
her death. According to police
investigator John Atkins, she
Jernigan seeks election
as Ann Arbor mayor
By JERRY MARKON
Republican Mayoral Candidate
Gerald Jernigan is an enigma to
Ann Arbor City Council
During his first two years as a
councilmember from the Fourth
Ward - when Republicans
controlled the council - Jernigan
worked well with Democrats,
helping to fashion compromises on
city budget issues.
Since Democrats took control in
1985, however, Jernigan has
become an increasingly partisan,
blunt critic of the Democrats' close
supervision of city departments.
Yet he still earns praise from
Democrats for his energy and
willingness to analyze issues.
"Jerry is as partisan of a
Republican as there is on the
council. He just happens to be
willing to work harder than the
other Republicans," said Council -
member Jeff Epton (D-Third Ward).
Throughout the mayoral
campaign, Jernigan has criticized
the priorities of incumbent Mayor
Edward Pierce and the Democratic
See JERNIGAN, Page 3
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For more inforination, call the City
Clerk's office at 994-2725.
The Daily endorses incumbent
Mayor Edward Pierce and candi -
dates Jerry Schleicher and Kathy
OPINION, PAGE 4
With a cameo appearance by
Godzilla, DANCE proved to be a
ARTS, PAGE 7
Mitch Rose and Scott Moore
Edgren likely to
By JERRY MARKON
Ann Arbor City Councilmember
Kathy Edgren (D-Fifth Ward), the
council's busiest and most effective
legislator, is heavily favored to win
re-election to a third term in today's
traditionally disenfranchised to have
more access to government and
In the past two years, Edgren has
sponsored legislation which has,
stiffened domestic violence laws,
prioritized human services funding,