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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, April 17, 1987
Profs. react to salary survey

(continued from Page 1)
A survey of only faculty salaries
showed similar results. Compared
to private universities, their salaries
are also 7 percent lower. These
salaries were almost equal ten years
ago. At public universities, faculty
salaries are 2 percent higher; they
were 8 percent higher ten years ago.
The survey also showed that
when compared to both private and
public universities, University pro-
fessors salaries were lower than
associate and assistant professors.
Eugene Feingold, chair of
CESF, said the salary gap for
professors should be corrected or
there will be "long-run morale
Another survey, also conducted
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by CESF, measured faculty per-
ceptions of salary satisfaction and
equity and found that although a
majority of the faculty is satisfied,
a large minority is not.
Forty-three percent of the in-
structional faculty said that their
compensation is less than fair,
given their overall contribution to
the University. Forty-one percent of
the research faculty and 60 percent
of librarians similarly responded.
Thirty-four percent of the faculty
felt that, compared to other uni-
versities, they are getting similar
salaries. But 48 percent said they
are receiving somewhat lower or
much lower salaries. Although the
majority of the faculty said they

have never or seldom considered
leaving the University for salary
reasons, almost 20 percent said they
often or very often considered
Twenty percent of the faculty
and 68 percent of librarians said
they would not have taken a
position with the University if they
had known in advance how little
their salaries would increase.
Feingold said the University's
schools and colleges suffer because
it does not receive enough money
from the state.
Dean of the School of Pharmacy
Ara Paul said faculty discontent
may be caused by faculty com-
paring salaries to the private sector.

"The competition with the private
sector is a crisis facing education,"
Paul said. The University cannot
offer comparable salaries, Paul said.
But June Osborn, dean of the
School of Public Health, said the
University does offer desirable
salaries to attract faculty members.
It becomes difficult to retain faculty
once they are hired because other
institutions offer try to lure them
away, Osborn said.
Harris McClamroch, chair of
SACUA, said more research should
be done to interpret the data. He
said he expects that CESF will
continue to evaluate it. More data
might influence salary decisions by
the executive officers, he said.

Pessimism may aid student grades

(Continued from Pagel1)
They tested students on an-
ograms and puzzles, telling one half
of each group that successful
students usually do well in the tests
given. Results showed no difference
in performance between optomists
who were encouraged and those who
were not. But pessimists who were
given encouragement scored lower
than everyone else tested.
According to Norem, "People
who have a lot of anxiety about

performance use the 'worse case
analysis,' in which they control
anxiety by lowering expectancies
and end up doing well." Defensive
pessimists, the study said, work
hard to achieve success.
"I don't believe people when
they say they won't do well and
then pull an 'A.' I think their just
looking for attention," said Stacey
Schiff, an LSA senior.
But according the study,
defensive pessimists are not

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looking for reassurance. These find-
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we should encourage defensive
pessimists or just listen to them
and let them play it out," Norem
Lesley Kelman, an LSA senior,
is a self-described defensive pes-
simist: "I think it puts pressure on
me to study," she said. She added
that she does not want anyone else
to reassure her; in fact, "it gets me
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Compiled from Associated Press reports
Schultz briefs Reagan on
Soviet missile proposal
PEASE AIR FORCE BASE, N.H. - Predicting a prompt decision
by the NATO allies, Secretary of State George Schultz flew home
yesterday to brief President Reagan on a Soviet proposal to unilaterally
remove an entire category of nuclear missiles from Europe.
Schultz left foreign ministers from nine North Atlantic Treaty
Organization countries behind in Brussels to ponder whether the Soviet
proposal should be accepted.
It would mean the elimination of about 50 shorter-range Soviet
nuclear missiles in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, and could also
involve the dismantling of about 85 other Scaleboard and Spider
missiles in the Soviet Union.
U.S. expected to enact steep
tariffs on Japanese imports
NEW YORK - The United States is expected to slap steep tariffs
on a grab bag of Japanese imports today as part of what international
business executives call the most serious trade conflict between the4
economic powers since Japan's postwar reconstruction.
Nevertheless, the executives said prospects remain remote for the
sanctions escalating into a trade war, partly because Japanese officials
know their nation could not afford one.
"My personal opinion is the Japanese are smart enough to understand
this problem. They are deeply concerned that any confrontation with the.
United States is very detrimental to the Japanese," said Sam Kusumoto,:
president of Minolta Corp., maker of cameras and copiers.
More women contract AIDS
CHICAGO - The proportion of women getting AIDS from male
sexual partners has doubled in five years, indicating that women may
underestimate their risk of getting the fatal disease, a new study says.
Meanwhile, the cost of the only drug approved by the Food and Drug
Administration for treating AIDS threatens to put the medication out of
reach for many patients, the American Medical Association's weekly
newspaper says.
Only 12 percent of women diagnosed with acquired immune
deficiency syndrome in 1982 - the first full year U.S. medical
authorities tracked it - got it from male sex partners, researchers at the
federal Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta said.
By late last year, 26 percent of women getting AIDS were
contracting it from men, while 50 percent of women victims get the
disease from drug abuse.
State plans to help pandas
LANSING - Michigan wildlife officials unveiled a program
yesterday to help the giant panda in hopes the cuddly-looking animal
will be preserved in China and possibly be loaned to Michigan.
They spelled out an "adopt a panda" program in which the
Department of Natural Resources and National Wildlife Education
Foundation of Warren will take donations of $500 or more for Chinese
efforts to reverse the dwindling population of pandas.
"If the giant Panda is going to be saved, it's going to be saved by all
the people of the world," said Thomas Washington, executive director
of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs.
The first check of $500 was presented by David Dempsey,
environmental aide of Gov. James Blanchard, on behalf of the governor.
DNR Director Gordon Guyer also donated a $500 check.





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Them ol' Tree City blues
First there was "New York, New York," "I Left My Heart in- San
Francisco," and "Meet Me in St. Louis."
Soon we could add to this list of city songs "Ann Arbor - My Kind
of Trees," "Just 40 Miles West of Detroit," or "The Ballad of Affordable
Housing ('...where the rent is as high as an elephant's eye...')."
They haven't been written yet, but they're out there waiting. And
now they'll have a sponsor.
In order to help sell the city to convention planners and visitors, the
Conference and Visitors Bureau is looking for a song that reflects the
true aura of Ann Arbor.
The contest, called the "Composer Exposure Contest," is open to
everyone. The song must be an original score accompanied by':
appropriate lyrics.
The winner will appear on the television show Kelly & Company
and will receive a weekend vacation in Long Beach, California with all
expenses paid.
The Bureau has suggested some features of Ann Arbor that should be
remembered by the composer. Among Ann Arbor's well known
attributes, they say, are its trees, the University, a diversified restaurant
cuisine, and all the advantages of a big city mixed with some small
town hospitality. They must have forgotten the Daily.
- by Steven Tuch
J heM Michigan Ba iIg
Vol. XCVii - No. 136
The Michigan Daily (ISSN 0745-967 X) is published Monday through
Friday during the fall and winter terms. Subscription rates: September
through April-$18 in Ann Arbor; $35 outside the city. One
term-$10 in town; $20 outside the city.
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