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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, April 16, 1987- Page 3

Shapiro agrees to
consider objectives

(Continued from Page 1)
"We got out of the meeting with
9-commitment from the admini-
sttation that they are going to
qnickly and seriously deal with
these issues before the end of the
term," said Daniel Melendez, a
Rackham graduate student at last
hIght's CHHE meeting.
Shapiro made no solid commit-
inents to carrying out the objectives
but agreed to carefully review them
gid meet with the six repre-
sentatives again within the next ten
"(Shapiro) indicated that he was
impressed with the amount of work
put into the plan of action," said
Hector Garza, chair of the Uni-
versity of Michigan Hispanic
Alumni Council. "He basically
made a commitment to continue
dialogue with the Hispanic com-
munity at the University."
The representatives said Shapiro
Was especially receptive to an
objective to "increase and maintain
funding for Hispanic programming;
specifically for the Hispanic aca-
demic community and for the
sensitization and education of the
overall University community

concerning Hispanic culture and
IN THEIR eight-point plan of
action, the members of CHHE also
endorsed the recent demands to the
University by the United Coalition
Against Racism and the Black
Action Movement. The Hispanic
students feel that by cooperating
with other minority student organ-
izations, they can more effectively
communicate their problems to the
With all the recent attention
devoted to racist attacks against
Black students on campus, several
attacks against Hispanics have gone
unnoticed. One example was a
series of fliers posted in the Bursley
residence hall Tuesday, which
announced "Free spic lessons!! How
to be a believable wetback."
Cynthia Hernandez, CHHE
member, said, "Hispanics on cam-
pus do experience overt acts of
racism and this is one minute part
of it."
Garza said these "inappropriate
actions and comments toward
Hispanic students," are fueled by
the University's lack of commit-
ment to academic and social equal-

UCAR objects
to MikeWallace
Students in the United Coalition Against Racism
are protesting the University's choice of CBS reporter
Mike Wallace as commencement speaker because of a
racist remark he made six years ago.
UCAR, an umbrella group for minority
organizations, has asked University President Harold
Shapiro to replace Wallace at the May 2 ceremony.
Keith Molin, director of University Communications,
said the University had no comment on the matter.
Wallace recently said, "I deeply regret having made
the remark. I have made both public and private
The "60 Minutes" reporter was caught off guard in
California during an investigation over lien-sale
contracts with San Diego bank. The contracts were
used to defraud indigent people who could not
comprehend the legal language and unwittingly signed
their homes as collateral. Some of the victims were
Latino or Black.
The bank was keeping a constant record of the
interview. Wallace made the remark while CBS
cameras were off.
"You bet your ass they're hard to read," Wallace
said, "if you're reading them over watermelons or
over tacos."
UCAR members have called the comments
"bigoted" and "unacceptable" comments for a com-
mencement speaker. UCAR leaders could not be
reached for comment.
Wallace said he intends to address this matter in
the commencement speech.
"Anyone familiar with my life and work for the
last 35 years could not call me a racist," Wallace said.

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Daniel Melendez, a member of the Council of Hispanics for Higher Education, holds up a
copy of "A Proposed Action Plan to Improve Hispanic Affairs at the University of
Michigan" last night at a meeting in the Michigan Union Pond Room. Council member Cyn-
thia Hernandez looks on.

ity for Hispanic students.
Pay inequities for Hispanic
faculty and administration members
is also one problem which CHHE
has addressed in their plan of action.
Virginia Nordby, head of Affirma-
tive Action, has agreed to discuss
this issue in a separate meeting,

according to Eduardo Torres, the
University's recruiter of Hispanic
CHHE members will address
these issues during the public
comments section of today's
meeting of the University's Board
of Regents.

(Continued from Page 1)
The committee, led by interim
Dean Dr. William Kotowicz, will
run the school for two years before
a permanent dean is hired.
Duderstadt decided to wait until the
changes were made by the transition
committee before hiring a new dean
to make the position more
Faculty members have mixed
feelings about Duderstadt's pro-
posals and are adopting a "wait-and-
see" attitude toward his involve-
ment with the school. ,
"It's kind of early to draw any
conclusion. There's not a firm
grasp on what direction they're
going to take," said Dentistry Prof.
Richard McPhee. "At this time we
have to work together instead of
pulling things apart."
; Dentistry as a profession faces
several challenges as it becomes
more oriented toward research and
-less toward prevention treatment.

profs. c
Because dental school enrollments
are dropping, the curricula have had
to be redesigned.
The school has been plagued by
internal problems which have led to
its fragmentation, and Duderstadt
told the school's faculty, that the
school has remained isolated and
has not developed to meet changes
in dentistry.
"Intellectually, dentistry appears
to be somewhat adrift.... The
School will face a major challenge
in rebuilding its faculty," Duder-
stadt said in a recent speech.
"I have become convinced that
familiar pathways have been
ineffectual in producing change.
"I AM ASKING that you
alter your normal ways of operating
and utilize the mechanisms of input
and planning devised by the Com-
mittee," he said.
Dentistry Prof. Dr. Natahaniel
Rowe said the faculty is accepting
of the changes, although he is


utious of1
uncertain what the impact will be.
New professors may feel more
tension from the change he said.
"There's an uncertainty because
of the change in leadership, and
what the next team will want."
Rowe said Duderstadt was very
"matter-of-fact" about the changes
he proposed, giving a forceful
statement to the faculty detailing
proposed changes which "didn't
give a toe-hold for conversation."
Duderstadt's management style
was widely criticized during his
five-year term as dean of the School
of Engineering. He was dean until
1986 when he became vice-pres-

As engineering dean, Duderstadt
revamped programs, installing a
merit-based pay system. He was
accused of being an autocrat, and of
quickly instituting changes in the
college without faculty input.
One professor said he felt
intimidated by Duderstadt's "mili-
taristic" measures.
Dentistry faculty call it pre-
mature to guess how the committee
will affect policies of the school.
"It's not fair to say that
everything's going to change and
that everything's going awry," said
one professor who asked not to be

Rape arraignment
A senior in a University
professional program pleaded "not
guilty" to charges of first degree
criminal sexual conduct yesterday.
Rape charges were pressed against
Griffith Neal, a Phi Gamma Delta
fraternity member, following an
incident that occurred last month
after a fraternity function. The
victim's complaint against Neal
states he engaged in "sexual pene-
tration... causing personal injury to
said victim and using force or
coercion to accomplish sexual pene-
Fifteenth District Court Judge
Samuel Elden set bond at $5,000

and ordered Neal "to have no
contact, direct or indirect, with the
victim." After defense attorney
Steven Boak requested a lower
bond, Elden agreed on the condition
that a mental health examination be
performed by Community Mental
Health Service. A preliminary hear-
ing has been set for May 6, at
which time the prosecution will be
called upon to prove the crime was
committed and that reasonable cause
exists to suspect the defendant com-
mitted the act. First degree criminal
sexual conduct is a felony carrying
a maximum penalty of life im-
-by Steve Blonder


Shapiro has power to expel students

What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Katherine Coquery-Vidrov-
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Visually brilliant adaptation of M
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Bob Geldof as Pink. "Oh, by the
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1985), AAFC, 7:00 & 9:00 p.m., Union.
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Fail Safe (Sidney Lumet, 1964),
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Henry Fonda is the President, who Futhemfore
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This H.G. Wells tale predicted Candelight Vigil- Student
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Rally- noon, The Diag.
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(Continued from Page 1)
member of the University Council.
Composed of students, faculty, and
administrators, the University
Council has been meeting weekly
since 1984 to formulate a version
of the code. "This current procedure
certainly relies upon existing
authority," Parnes said.
Jack Weigel, head of the Civil
Liberites Board, a committee of the
faculty senate said, "Any action
should not be unilateraly imposed
by the administration... These
actions appear to be a substitute for

the proposed code, but at this point
nothing is definite."
In reality, the University already
has a code, but in the past officials
have said it's virtually impossible
to use. Passed by both the student
body and the Board of Regents in
1973, the Rules of the University
Community were aimed at con-
trolling demonstrations in the Uni-
versity's more radical days.
Although the regents and the
administration have final authority
over the code, bylaw 7.02 requires
any code also be approved by the
Michigan Student Assembly.

Many students see the Univer-
sity's move as not only a violation
of bylaw 7.02, but an attempt to
formulate a code under the guise of
dealing effectively with the
University's recent racial problems.
MSA President Ken Weine said
he was informed of the hearing only
when asked to participate as a
student representative. "This is
student representation under the
gun... I refused to be involved in a
process I don't believe in," he said.
Yesterday MSA unanimously
passed a resolution condeming the
proposed procedures and opposing
any student membership of the

Great copies. Great people.

Ballard legislation
may protect rights

(Continued from Page 1)
last two legislative sessions and is
expected to introduce the bill to the
current legislature sometime next
Cahill said during the two
previous sessions the bill sat in the
colleges and universities committee
because Bullard did not want to
bring it to the floor of the
legislature for a vote.
"We're not about to start any-
thing rolling until (the University)
tries something funny," Cahill said.
Pollack said, "I have a sense that
the public laws are sufficient to
protect the interests of the students
and the University.
"I would be very leery of a code.
I'm wondering if due process and
civil rights would be respected in

Pollack said the University has
not convinced her of the necessity
for a code. She said she understands
the administration's desire to
punish student actions in the wake
of outcries that strong action is
necessary to rid the campus of
She shares the administration's
concern over recent incidents of
racism on campus but said, "The
balance of my concern comes down
on the side of the opposition
against a code."
Cahill said the legislation would
not encroach upon the University's
constitutional autonomy from the
state because he said it's inde-
pendence extends only as far as

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