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Senate
confirms
new U.S.
archivist
The U.S. Senate confirmed the
nomination of Donald Wilson as the
seventh archivist of the United States
Friday.
Wilson, a former University
history professor, is currently the
director of both the Gerald Ford
Museum in Grand Rapids and the
Gerald Ford Library in Ann Arbor.
President Reagan appointed
Wilson to the position of archivist in
August, but the nomination was not
voted on until Friday. At his new
post, Wilson will oversee the
operations of the National Archives
Center, which employs over 3,000
workers and consists of more than 30
presidential libraries.
Wilson, who plans to take over as
national archivist in January, was not
appointed for a fixed term, meaning a
future president may choose to
nominate someone else in his place.
He will receive an annual salary of
$82,500 at his new post.
By DavidSchwartz

The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, November 24, 1987- Page 3
Nudel adjusts
to life outside
of Soviet Union

REHOVOT, Israel (AP) - Ida
Nudel, the "Guardian Angel" of
Soviet Jewish dissidents who fought
and finally won a 16-year battle to
emigrate, says the transformation
from outcast to celebrity has left her
despondent and ill at ease.
Instead of enjoying freedom,
Nudel is fighting depression and
exhaustion as she wrestles with the
demands and uncertainties of her new
life in Israel.
"In a single moment, I arrived on
another planet, in an absolutely
different civilization and life," the
graying Nudel told the associated
Press last week in her first in-depth
interview since leaving the Soviet
Union on Oct. 15.
"When I was left alone in my
sister's apartment for a few hours, I
couldn't figure out how to turn on
the faucet," she said. "For someone
like me, this is very depressing."
"Also, in the Soviet Union, I was
accustomed to living among a hostile
populaion. Here, the attention is too
strong for me to cope with," she,
said, clutching her shirt collar close
to her neck and stroking the collie
that was once her only companion.
Nudel was first denied permission
to emigrate in 1971 on grounds that
she might have overheard state
secrets while working as a
bookkeeper for the Moscow Institute

of Hydrology and Microbiological
Synthesis.
Eventually fired from her job as
an accountant and separated from her
family, who had been allowed to
come to Israel, Nudel channeled her
energy into working on behalf of
imprisoned Jews in the Soviet
Union. Her tireless efforts won her
the nickname of the "Guardian
Angel."
In 1979, Nudel was sentenced to
four years in Siberian exile for her
activism. In 1983, Soviet authorities
refused to allow her to return to her
Moscow home, and she was forced to
live in isolation in the southwest
corner of the Soviet Union before
emigrating.
Today she lives in a government-
provided apartment in a high-rise on
a busy shopping avenue in Rehovot,
15 miles south of Tel Aviv. Instead
of being shadowed by the KGB, she
is mobbed by well-wishers on the
street.
She is going with Natan
Sharansky and other Soviet Jewish
activists in the United States during
the Dec. 7-10 summit between
President Reagan and Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev. The activists
plan to demand that the United States
raise the issue of Soviet Jews during
the meeting.

Daily Photo by DANA MENDELSSOHN

Communication
Lisa Marshall, who works at Del Rio Bar, social worker Darby Moreno, and interpreter for the deaf Joni Smith
are members of the sign language club. This club includes students and Ann Arbor residents, some of whom
are deaf. This group gets together every Sunday at the Anderson Room of the Michigan Union to practice and
learn sign language.

Students, legislators upset at secrecy

(Continued from Page 1)
Newblatt said the committees
give positive or negative feedback,
but all cuts are made by the regents.
"I don't like the fact that the
committees play an advisory role,"
Newblatt said. "It's hard to tell if our
suggestions have been taken."
The secrecy of the University's
search parallels the process used
previously at Michigan State
University. But stricter "sunshine
laws" in other states, which forbid
closed meetings for any reason,
demand that universities such as the
University of Florida and the
University of Tennesse conduct
completely public presidential
searches.
Candidates' names for the top
spot at the Florida school were
published weekly last summer, and
newspapers in Knoxville, Tenn. are
granted unlimited access to
information, including application
letters from prospective candidates.
Ian Winton, a news editor at the
Daily Beacon, the University of
Tennessee's student newspaper, said
several papers in the area recently
published Indianapolis mayor
William Hudnut's application for the
University of Tennesse's presidency.
But Winton said that only six

candidates have applied for the
position, compared with over 300 to
replace Shapiro.
Even Michigan legislators who
advocate greater openness in the
University's selection process agree
that Florida and Tennesse's laws are
extreme. No one has demanded that
the regents announce the final 15-20
candidates, who are expected to be
selected in the next few weeks. In
fact, Pollack commended
confidentiality in the initial stages.
"It's in the University's interest

According to the Open Meetings
Act, the names can be kept
confidential at this stage if requested
by the candidates. If not, their names
will only be released upon request.
In the 1980 selection process, all of
the candidates insisted upon secrecy.
"I'm not going to volunteer
names," Brown said. "If a person
wants to say 'I'm a candidate,' I
guess that's everyone's privilege."
Brown denied that anyone,
including Education Secretary
William Bennett, has been offered

The advisory committees were
formed over the summer by MSA,
the faculty's Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs,
and the Alumni Association.

'It's in the University's interest to at least be able to
attract as many good (presidential) candidates as
possible.'
- State Senator Lana Pollack
(D-Ann Arbor)

to at least be able to attract as many
good candidates as possible," she
said. "We have a lot better university
system than (Tennessee) - there are
many ways in which I don't want to
emulate them."
Brown said the regents will ask
the top 15-20 candidates if they want
their names to be kept secret.

the position. "We are not at the
point of contacting people for that
reason," he said.
The regents appointed themselves
as the Presidential Search
Committee last May, immediately
following University President
Harold Shapiro's decision to become
president of Princeton University.

Quake rocks
California
WESTMORLAND, Calif. (AP)
- An earthquake more powerful than
the one that caused heavy damage in
the Los Angeles area Oct. 1 jolted
Southern California last night,
toppling telephone lines and traffic
lights, authorities said.
There were no immediate reports
of injuries or serious damage.
The quake hit about 5:53 p.m. and
was centered in Imperial County,
about 100 miles northeast' of San
Diego, said seismologists at the
California Institute of Technology in
Pasadena.
It was estimated to have registered
6.2 on the Richter scale, said
university spokesperson Robert
Finn. An earthquake of 6 on the
Richter scale can cause severe damage
in the local area.
Residents from cities as far away
as Glendale, 150 miles distant, felt
the temblor.
In Westmorland, residents said the
jolt shook cans off shelves.
Sgt. John Jordan of the El Centro
Police Department said the earth-
quake lasted about 30 seconds and
caused the department's telephone
lines to go down.
"We've had no reports of damage
at this point. We've made a pre-
liminary check of the city and all'
buildings seem to be standing,"' he
said.

U' defends women in slander suit

University astronomer Nancy Houk sits by her microscope. She is the
subject of a feature airing tonight on PBS.
ScienOtist classifies stars

(continuedfrom Page 1)
Students participating represented
campus groups including United
Coalition Against Racism, Lesbian
and Gay Rights on Campus, and the
Black Student Union. They said the
issues raised is common to all

minority groups on campus.
Todd Shaw, a graduate student and
member of the Black Student Union,
said if the University will not stand
behind a case of sexual harassment
reported through the "Tell Someone"
poster campaign, it would not

CORRECTIONS
The first meeting for newly elected concert are Elizabeth Kupinski, an
Michigan Student Assembly repre- Art School sophomore, for "Romper
sentatives is Tuesday, December 1. Room Rubbish" and Ann Arbor
Artists who helped complete resident Paul Marquardt for
Sunday's Dance and the Related Arts "Coelacanth."
TH E IST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Campus Cinema: Meetings
Due to the holiday season and the In te r V a rsit y C h r I1s t i a n
short school week, there are no Fellowship - Thanksgiving
films showing on campus this Worship, 7 p.m. Pendelton Rm.
week. Michigan Union.
Bahai Club - 6 p.m. League
Speakers Rm. A, Michigan Union.
Selichi Kanise - resident
journalist to speak on "An Insight Furthermr
dh Japan's Success: the Japanese rrmore
Educational System," noon, Revolutionary H i s t o r y
International Ctr., 603 E. Series - seminar on "Workers
Madison. of the World Unite to Fight for a
William Matthews -tauthor New World," 7-8 p.m. MLB Rm.
of seven poetry books to read 116.
from works, 4 p.m. Rackham East Ann Arbor Women Painters
Conf. Room. - "Winter Exhibit" to open 9
a.m. North Campus Commons.
m oComputing Center Courses

support someone who reports a
racist attack through the "Tell
Someone About Racism" campaign.
Cathy Cohen, a leader of People
Organized to Wipe Out Rape
(POWOR) went to Shapiro's office
to commend the University for
deciding to provide legal counsel for
the two women in a civil suit and to
express outrage at the regents
request to review the decision.
"If the University generates
policies like the 'Tell Someone'
campaign, then they need to support
students and staff members who are
doing their jobs, as the case of the
counselor, even in the midst of civil
suits." she said.

(continued from Page 1)
worked on the study during the six
years she spent achieving a
Bachelor's in Political Science and
a Masters in Soviet Studies.
"Working on this study has
allowed me to keep up with my
interests in computers and

astronomy. While studying one
thing, I could work in other fields,"
she said.
Houk and the students receive
their salaries from the National
Science Foundation. She added the
Foundation has been "very generous
and supportive over the years."

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