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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, December 1, 1987- Page3


New chancellor named
to head UM-Dearborn

Regents expect fast approval

Blenda Wilson, a Colorado state
education official, has been nomi-
nated to replace retiring Chancellor
William Jenkins at the University's
Dearborn campus. Her five-year term
will begin July 1 if she is confirmed
by the Board of Regents.
The nomination will "most defi-
nitely be approved" at the board
meeting this month, said Regent
Thomas Roach (D-Saline).
"She is a super choice. She has a
very excellent background in educa-
tion administration and will do a
good job at Dearborn," Roach said.
Presently, Wilson is the execu-
tive director of the Colorado Com-
mission on Higher Education. She is
also executive director of the Col-
orado state Department of Higher
Education, and is consequently a
cabinet officer in the Colorado gov-
ernor's office.

"Her experience with the Col-
orado executive board of education
makes her well qualified for the
position," said Regent Deane Baker
(R-Ann Arbor).
In a press release last week, Uni-
versity President Harold Shapiro
said, "We look forward to the leader-
ship she will provide for the Dear-
born campus."
Wilson received her undergraduate
degree in English and Secondary Ed-
ucation at Cedar Crest College in
Allentown, Pa. She earned a Mas-
ter's Degree in Education-Remedia-
tion and Learning Disabilities at Se-
ton Hall University before receiving
a Ph.D. in Higher Education
Administration and Organization
Studies at Boston College in 1979.
Wilson was successfully recruited
to become associate dean for admin-
istration at Harvard University's
Graduate School of Education in

Washington praised -Associated Press
The Rev. B. Herbert Martin raises his hands in prayer as The Rev. Jesse Jackson, right, and other ministers
look on during the funeral services for the late mayor of Chicago, Harold Washington, yesterday. "The death
angel can make the very important irrelevant in the winking of an eye," Jackson said through tears. "How
could he take Harold, we ask? We are hurt, we need him so much ..." Washington, the first Black mayor of
Chicago, died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack during a meeting. Jackson cut short a trip to the Mid-
dle East for Washington's funeral.

W itson
... begins chancellorship July 1
1972, and served as senior associate
dean between 1975 and 1982. She
assumed her present post in 1984
after serving two years as vice presi-
dent of Independent Sector, a group
of national charitable, voluntary, and
philanthropic organizations in
Washington, D.C.

State senator pleads guilty to drug charges

LANSING (AP) - State Sen.
Basil Brown, whose volatile temper
and drinking problems have made
headlines in the past, pleaded guilty
yesterday to a pair of felony drug
Brown, the senior member of the
Michigan Senate, saved his claim of
entrapment for a possible appeal, and
an attorney for Brown said he's also
studying other grounds for an appeal.

In a 10-minute hearing before
Ingham County Circuit Judge James
Kallman, Brown pleaded guilty to
one charge of delivering a small
amount of cocaine and a second
charge of delivering a small amount
of marijuana, both felonies. Two
other drug charges against him were
Ingham County Prosecutor Don-
ald Martin said the cocaine charge

carries a maximum penalty of 20
years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
The marijuana charge carries a max-
imum penalty of four years in prison
and a $2,000 fine, he said.
Meanwhile, shocked by Brown's
guilty pleas, legislative leaders said
yesterday they haven't decided whe-
ther they will try to remove the 31-
year veteran from office.
The Michigan Constitution gives

either chamber the right to discipline
or expel members by a two-thirds
vote, without spelling out when
such action should take place.
The Highland Park Democrat's
decision, after a two-year battle to
get the case thrown out, caught
many in the Senate by surprise.
"No expulsion vote is scheduled.
This is a matter that-is still properly
in the judicial realm," said Guy

Gordon, a spokesperson for majority
Republicans in the state Senate.
"The Senate's legal counsel is
closely examining all the chamber's
constitutional, legal, and ethical res-
ponsibilities should the matter come
before the Senate. Fortunately, this
is a very unusual circumstance."
"It hit a lot of people by sur-
prise," said Senate Minority Floor
Leader Mitch Irwin, D-Sault Ste.

"Everybody in the Senate is
certainly concerned, both for the fu-
ture of Basil Brown and the future of
the integrity of the Senate. It's not
an issue to be taken lightly," Irwin
"The question of whether or not
he could be ousted is a political
question," said Sen. John Kelly, D-

Police continue investigation of
.alleged assaults at CIA protest

The Ann Arbor Police Department has conducted six
interviews thus far in its investigation of two alleged
assaults at last Wednesday's demonstration against
recruitment by the Central Intelligence Agency in the
Student Activities Building, said Lieut. John Atkinson
Police will conduct interviews all week, and will
* file a report to the City Attorney by the end of the
week, Atkinson said. He refused to say who has been
The six interviews already conducted all concerned
the alleged assault of Harold Marcuse, a Rackham
graduate student, said Ann Arbor Police Capt. Robert

Marcuse said he was kicked in the groin after
demonstrators forced their way into the Office of Career
Planning and Placement during the protest. Witnesses
later told the police the alleged assailant was Robert
Patrick, an assistant director of the University's
Department of Public Safety.
Marcuse did not see who kicked him and said
Wednesday that he plans to press assault charges once
the identity of his attacker is established.
Leo Heatley, director of the Department of Public
Safety, refused to comment on the allegations, except
to say his department was cooperating with the police.
Ann Arbor Detective Douglas Barbour also told
police Wednesday that Marcuse assaulted him during
the protest. The two incidents are unrelated.

Stock prices
NEW YORK (AP) - Stock
prices plunged yesterday in heavy,
nervous trading reminiscent of the
days surrounding the Oct. 19 market
collapse, as the Dow Jones industrial
average suffered its eighth biggest
point decline ever.
Traders said the market was react-
ing to a variety of factors, including
the dollar's rout on overseas ex-
changes and higher commodity
I prices - both of which renewed
fears of higher inflation and worries
about the huge national budget
"It's like the same stuff all over

again," said He
vice presiden
Corp., retracin
for "Black Mot
industrial ave
cedented 508
percent in value
The closely,
closed Friday v
ended the sess
points lower
percent declin
however, it ha
as 110 points.
As measure

in nervous trading
ugh Johnson, a senior ciates 5,000 Equities Index, stocks
t for First Albany lost $98.03 billion in value, com-
g some of the reasons pared with about $500 billion on
nday," when the Dow October 19.
rage lost an unpre- The Big Board volume totaled
points, or about 22 268.91 million shares - the 12th
e. busiest day ever and the heaviest
watched index, which flow in a month - against 86.36
vith a 36-point deficit, million in the post-Thanksgiving
sion yesterday 76.76 Day session Friday.
at 1,833.72, a 4.02 The market started out on a neg-
e. At midafternoon, ative note, as traders reacted to the
d been down as much dollar's weakness abroad, and re-
mained sharply lower for the entire
d by Wilshire Asso- session.

-Associated Press
Masked loyalty
Masked supporters of deposed President Ferdinand Marcos march toward the U.S. Embassy in Manila
yesterday for a rally to protest the continued exile of their leader in Hawaii and to call for his return to the
Philippines. About 1,000 demonstrators were later prevented from marching to the Presidential Palace by
Mania police.

Whats happening in Ann Arbor today

Foreign language study grows more popular at 'U'

(Continued from Page 1)
"There seems to be a general decline in the
Germanic languages," said Germanic Languages
Chair Robert Kyes. But he noted that enrollment
in upper level classes has remained steady. "It's
difficult to know why... as enrollment goes
down, the upper level stays the same. Maybe
more students are coming into the University
prepared, to place into upper levels."
Many educators have attributed growing

economic trade and educational reform to the rise
in the number of students taking foreign
Prof. Thomas Kavanagh, chair of the
Romance Languages department believes "part of
the reason is a need for Americans to understand
other languages and cultures. Unlike Americans,
a great deal of people in the other countries know
more than one language.
"We're changing the way we teach on the

college level in the language and literature
departments. We try to make it clear to the
students that studying a foreign language acts as
a tool in order to advance in the market place."
Baxter agreed, "People used to thing that we
could do international business in English
because of the dominance in the past by the U.S.
economy. Now it's not enough to know just one
language. Many more nations are becoming

Joan Silber- visiting
writers series, 4 p.m.
Rackham east conference
Han X'u - China's
ambassador to the U.S. on
"The Current State of Sino-
American Relations," 7:30
p.m. Hale Aud.
Judith Katz - "Creating a
Vision for a Multicultural
University," 4 p.m., Rackham
Richard Thomas - Baha'i
Club, "Overcoming t h e
Obstacles of World Peace:
Prejudice," 7:30 p.m.,
Michigian League room D.
Revolutionary History
Series - ,,Tmnerialiv

Music Improvisation" -
Guitarist Joe Pratt and
marimbist Paul Harkins
provide "inter-play" for six
University dance majors, 8
p.m. Pendelton room,
Michigan Union.
Star Trax - Free singing to
tapes, 9 p.m., Pizza Unos.
Women's study Torah group
- 8 p.m., Chabad House.
Evening Devotions - 6:15
p.m., University Lutheran
Determination - part of the
Pre-Kwanzaa celebration, 7

170 faculty salaries
top $100, 000 level

(Continued from Page 1)
from last year.
Among other well-known names
on campus, football coach Bo
Schembechler made $114,102, Ath-
letic Director Don Canham made
$110,00, Head Basketball Coach Bill
Friede~r made $89.050. LSA rDean

tive Officers earned over $100,000.
Vice President for Research Linda
Wilson made $97,650 and Vice
President for Student Services Henry
Johnson made $81,000.
The salary record also gives the
amount of salary paid from state ap-


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