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Friday, January 16, 1987

The Michigan Do

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Edited and managed by students at The University of Michigan

Vol..

XCVII, No. 76

420 Maynard St.
Ann Arbor, M1 48109

L Unsigned editorials represent a majority of the Daily's Editorial Board
All other cartoons, signed articles, and letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the Daily.

Duderstadt

L

IT IS COMMENDABLE that interim
University President James Duder -
stadt is altocating funds and ad-
tfinistrative resources to improve
.&e quality of undergraduate life.
Evep more impressive, if sincere,
s his open request for "creative"
ileas toward this goal. In re -
sponse, students should not allow
t opportunity to directly influence
JWiversity decisions slip through
ioir fingers.

. pi ..:.. . .
~ :.Interim President Duderstadt.
As much as $1 million dollars
'$ 11 be available to affect the
d°:Vergraduate experience both in
:,A I out of class. Informal accessi -
4,l ty to University faculty and their
d4earch, minority retention, cul -
jtral exchange, interdisciplinary
*&mmunication, and a social
4tivities center without an
:k~phasis on alcohol represent only
-fewof many needed improve -
sents. Those elected to positions
.rbomising to represent student
onstituencies such as MSA, BSU,
IA, and the elected officials of
bth Greek systems, should offer
carefully prepared, thoughtful
&proposals which will be difficult
for a University committee, and
ultimately Duderstadt, to justifiably
reject.
U.S. takes advantage of

; sweepstakes
Indications are that student
leaders are already moving in this
direction. The Student Caucus on
Strategic Planning has been formed
to involve students in the initiative
fund. The caucus will include
representatives from more than ten
student groups. It will serve as a
center for students to influence
long range planning for the
University and will be separate
from the committee of faculty,
students and administrators which
will directly determine which ideas
will receive a portion of the $1
million.
The details about the caucus and
the new committee to allocate the
$1 million are still coming out. If
the $1 million sweepstakes is
anything more than a public
relations effort, however, Duder -
stadt will allow the undergraduates
themselves to pick the under -
graduates on the review committee.
Student leaders must not allow
Duderstadt to reward some
students by appointing them a role
in the review committee and pun-
ishing others through exclusion.
. In addition, since departments,
schools, and colleges will also
submit suggestions, more coopera -
tive, interdisciplinary communica -
tion should occur well before the
April 1 deadline. The Schools of
Education and Natural Resources,
relentlessly cut back in the wake of
increased support for the engineer -
ing and professional schools,
should try to avoid more Darwinian
funding.
The time for student input is
assuredly now. Inactive and apa -
thetic response would further
reduce student power at the
University. In contrast, after re -
sponding to Duderstadt's proposal
with concerted effort, students may
better pressure the University on its
stated commitment of improved
quality of life for its under -
graduates.
Iran-Iraq war:

CAN YOU BELIEVE
WHAT'S SEEN
HAPPENING WITH
THE PRESIDENT?
I MEAN, WITH ALL
THAT DRAMA AND
CONTROVERSY ABOUT HIM
ITS JUST INCREDIBLE!
YEAH, TH IS
I RAN IA
SCA NDA LIS
BG NEWS. :: :.
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LETTERS:
Don't look a gift Mac in the mouth

IRAN !?! WHO'S
TALKING ABOUT IRAN?
T A TALKING ABOUT
REAGAN'S PROSTATE
SURG ERY.
UICKLY TNEV:.
FORGET!
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To The Daily:
I would like to respond to
Eric Schnaufer's commentary
(U 'hucksters' mislead students,
Daily 1/13/87) regarding the
"...soon to be obsolete Apple
Macintosh." The U of M
students who decide against
purchasing a Mac (through the
University or any other source)
because of Mr. Schnaufer's
article are the ones who have
been seriously misled.
I'm a student here. I don't
work for the University or the
Computer Center, and no, I
don't own a Mac. In fact, I own
an IBM-compatible computer,
purchased with my hard-earned
money, and I am very happy
with it. However, I also use
the Macs at Computing Center
workstations, and enjoy work -
ing on them, when I can get at
one. Students should be aware
that the price the University is
charging for Macs as part of
this Truckload Sale is far
below the current price charged
at Apple Dealers, and is the
lowest that students will find
anywhere. Sure, we could all
hold out for those wonderful
new "Alladin" and "Paris"
models, but has Mr. Schnaufer
arranged with Apple a lower
price for all of us "less
privileged" students? The retail
price for those shiny new

models will no doubt be far
above the sale price available
now on the Mac, and I don't
think many in the computer
world would call the Mac
obsolete.
I agree that there should be
more Macs around campus. We
would all like that. But gosh,
if they're obsolete, there sure
are still a lot of people lining
up for them. A lot more than
those waiting for Zeniths.
Does this say something for
student preferences? Maybe
those little icons are easier for

the average student to use than
the IBM DOS system. Maybe
we all don't have time to read a
manual and become proficient
in IBM-PC operations. Some
of us have homework to do.
I'm not saying that the
University is running its
computer operations flaw -
lessly, and I agree that they
shouldn't be holding off on
buying Macs to wait for newer
models. So should we be
holding off too? A Mac at a.
cut-rate price is better than
nothing, and it's still the easier

computer to use, and I've usec
them both. It's too bad the
University can't get us al
computers at $100 a crack, but
it seems to me that they ak
Apple are trying harder to get a
computer into the students
hands than IBM or the
compatible companies are, an<
that should be commended
Don't look a gift Mac in the
mouth.
Chris Turner
January 12

Administrator decries

racist Cartoon

To The Daily:
I was dismayed to see the
cartoon on the editorial page of
the December 8 Daily. The
cartoon is upsetting for many
reasons and many of these were
noted by letters to the editor
that were published on
December 10. I'd like to add an
additional reason for my
dismay. I serve on a committee
with Dr. Chester Rogers, the
principal of Central High
School in Detroit, that is
trying to foster some new,
productive linkages between
the University of Michigan and
the Detroit Public Schools. Dr.
Rogers is a doctoral graduate of

the University of Michigan and
he is, I believe, justifiably
proud of his association with
the University. He also
believes as I do, that many
Central High School students
should at least consider
attending the University of
Michigan, as they explore
various opportunities in higher
education. We deeply value his
feelings about the University

of Michigan and hence I hop
that you will formall)
apologize to him.
-Robert B. Holme:
Assistant Vice President
for Academic Affair
December 1
Editor's note:
The Daily has alread
apologized for the cartoo
(Daily, 12/9/86) and hopes i
Dr. Rogers will accept it.

a.Arming
A S MORE IS uncovere
ran-contra scandal, R
.ypocrisy becomes more
ome recent findings ind
the CIA was supplying 1
and Iran with inte
information and arms
satellite pictures ofF
targets, damage informa
anti-tank weapons. Att
time the United States
Force advisors in Iraq, it s
replacement parts to Iran
fight the Iraqi airpla
advisors helped send up.I
the Reagan administr
ensuring that the Iran-
continues, causing the
thousands of lives.
It should be obvious tha
'doesn't want the Iran-I
and consequently the mon
of thousands of innocen
and damage to their pro
end because the Iran-I
-involves two countries wh
been a considerable nui
Reagan in the past. If the
to end, Iran would have m
and arms freeo n nite re

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both sides
d in the region, threatening "moderate"
Reagan's Arab nations and threatening the
apparent. precious oil supply- all
icate that nightmares of Reagan.
both Iraq Looking at Reagan's support of
-lligence the contras, El Salvador, and so
such as on, it isn't hard to believe that
potential Reagan can justify so many deaths
tion, and and damage for political goals.
the same In light of the recently released
had Air White House memos, Reagan was
sold F-16 also trying, under Israel's
n to help suggestion, to make Iran dependent
nes our upon the United States militarily to
In effect, gain some sort of leverage against
ation is the Ayatollah's regime. Reagan is
Iraq war trying to get Iran to become
loss of "hooked" or dependent upon
American arms.
it Reagan In order to preserve the little
raq war, credibility the United States has left
nthly loss in the eyes of the world (Reagan
it people himself is beyond hope.), the
perty, to United States should cease all
Iraq war attempts to continue or be involved
hich have in the Iran-Iraq war. There is no
isance to threat of either country's becoming
war were communist just as Iran and Iraq
ranpower have not turned capitalist because
inliinnnc the United States ha sbeen ellina

Can you draw? Do you want to depict
political or cultural criticism? The Daily i
looking for people with cartoons, collage
and other graphic works. Call 747-2814.

Wasserman

SOME ?~oL.E A~i TAK.ING ?EM.URE
1e
you vwow0 W~O's A~T FAULT !u T'I
IRAN-CONTRA MKS? CW462ESS,
T F.BENVE2Y oUTSeoV.AB~ OUT
1V: (N CONTRA\
SCANDAL.. A

TNESE ARE THE FAM~t1AR ~VotCES OF
IF CONGRE% HADN'T TlEP TKE 'RE~l-
DET' A.NDS, NONE OF TISI WOULD
HAEHAPNE

W4ELL, WE NAPVE A MESSAGE FOR
T}}ES CC GLN& SHAR4( -
BUT TM I'S LIVE SAYING, iF CONGRESS
HADNw'T PASED A' LAW, No LAW
COULD RMQ B EPW J RoKSWt

SURE, IF YOU WANT To BE
PICKY kBOUT IT

AND SOM NAAVE &U&%ESTED I
MoTmSF

FROM 1 TR T

I JUST TAINK IDE AD~&MN STRT
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