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In Weeken Magazine:

. Presidential Search .'A Prayer for the Dying'
.The List
. John Logie *Interview: Dominick DeVarti

Ninety-eight years of editorialfreedom
Volume XCVII - No. 7 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Friday, September 18, 1987 Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily

Regents appoint
Fleming as

The Rev. Virginia Peacock, Kathryn Stern, and Velvet Harrison, all of Ann Arbor, sing at a
candlelight vigil welcoming the Pope, and asking him to be more flexible in his teaching. See story,
page 3

The Fleming. Administration some ti
Building will host a familiar face unable t
this January when former University the sear
President Robben Fleming returns to in the g
the helm as interim president. "(Fo
Fleming, appointed to the post obvious
by the University's Board of Regents tion an(
yesterday, served as president from many y
1967 to 1978. inentlyt
"I am excited to serve the Uni-
versity again," Fleming said, al- FLE
though the appointment will prevent ninth pr
his annual four-month trip to Flori- excellen
da. "I keep hoping, of course, that it his stron
won't be necessary." of unres
But most University administra- chief ex
tors agree that an interim appoint- Vietnar
ment will be needed when current Black A
University President Harold Shapiro Flem
becomes the president of Princeton will not
University on Jan. 1. The search for figureh
a new president - initiated last May preside
- will not be complete until Jan- dent," I
uary or February, said University done as
Regent Paul Brown (D-Petoskey). coming
EVEN IF the new president is what is1
selected by the January deadline, In ad
University officials do not expect the int
Shapiro's successor to promptly fill yesterda
the position. for the
"I think everybody recognized that Thetcri
it was unlikely the search would ments o
move quickly enough for someone faculty,
to be selected and ready to assume mittees
office Jan. 1," said Robin Jacoby, an to evalu
aide to Shapiro, in an interview last The
Friday. must b

ring said he has known "for
me" that if the regents were
to select a successor early in
ch, he would be asked to fill
rmer) President Fleming is
sly familiar with the institu-
id has been its president for
ears," said Brown. "He's em-
MING - the University's
esident - is known for his
nt communication skills and
ng leadership during a period
st at the University. He was
xecutive officer during the
n War protests and the first
kction Movement.
ning said his interim status
t restrain him to merely a
cad role. "If I'm going to be
nt, I want to be the presi-
he said. "As much will be
possible to see that the in-
person is comfortable with
being done."
ddition to naming Fleming to
erim position, the regents
ay established a set of criteria
University's next president.
iteria - based on the state-
f need presented by student,
and alumni advisory com-
- will be the standard used
ate presidential candidates.
list said the new president
e committed to affirmative


WASHINGTON - Secretary of
State George Shultz and Soviet For-
eign Minister Edward Shevardnadze
wrapped up their talks yesterday with
"an agreement in principle" to ban
intermediate-range nuclear missiles, a
U.S. official said.
President Reagan was expected to
make an announcement at the White
House today at 9 a.m. Shevardnadze
scheduled at 9:30 a.m. news confer-
ence at the Soviet embassy.
"The major differences have been
worked out, but the details still must
be filled in," the official, who
Blue tries
to skin
The Michigan fans who think
tomorrow's football game against
Washington State will be a sure
win, an easy way to even the record,
and a confidence builder f or
Demetrius Brown, might be making
a big mistake.
Under first-year head coach
Dennis Erickson, the Cougars,
sporting just seven seniors, have
jumped to two consecutive wins
over Fresno State and Wyoming.
Erickson has brought a big-play
offense, a gambling defense, and
new-found confidence to a team that
won just three games a year ago.
However, Michigan, despite its
26-7 loss to Notre Dame, is not
your average Fresno State. And
See COUGARS, Page 15

arms pact
demanded anonymity, told The
Associated Press.
In a sign of progress, Reagan met
for 35 minutes in his residence late
last night with Shultz and S he-
The tentative agreement could
pave the way for a superpower
summit meeting in Washington by
year's end. Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev has held'lack from
accepting Reagan's invitation until
he was confident their third meeting
would be productive.
"Generally, without reason, I
don't go anywhere, particularly,

America," Gorbachev said last April
during a visit by Shultz to Moscow.
The treaty would be the first U.S.-.
Soviet nuclear arms control accord in
the 6 and 1/2-year Reagan presidency.
It would require the dismantling of
332 U.S. missiles in West Germany,
Britain, Italy and Belgium, aimed at
the Soviet Union. In return, the
Soviets would destroy 512 missiles
targeted on Western Europe and
another 171 aimed at China and
" No further meetings are
scheduled," Charles Redman, the
See U.S., Page 8

...offered interim president
action and be able to work with state
legislators in the budgetary process,
in addition to having the standard
"record of leadership" and
"outstanding 'educational back-
ground." Brown said these criteria
grew out of minority tensions last
spring, and this summer's dispute
with state legislators over in-
state/out-of-state enrollment ratios.
Brown said the regents have ac-
cumulated a list of 250 to 300
-candidates, and expect to receive
more applications and-nominations
as the search continues. During the
next month, the board and the three
advisory committees will review the
list of candidates and begin to elimi-
nate names.

Computer game
simulates real
life situations

If you've ever wondered why
most people don't cheat on exams or
cut in line at CRISP, Political Sci-
ence Prof. Robert Axelrod has creat-
ed a computer game that can suggest
an answer.
In the game, 20 imaginary play-
ers - figments of Axelrod's imagi-
nation - compete to get ahead in a
simulated life. The electronic players
have their own personalities which
determine their success and emerge
through critical situations, such as
test-taking. Some players are "bold"
and more likely to cheat. Other
players are "vengeful" and more
likely to turn players in.
A point system awards players
who "defect," or violate the norm,

but deducts points from them if they
are caught. Axelrod also designed the
game so that players who punish
"defectors" will face retaliation, and
then lose points.
"Sometimes the very cost of en-
forcing a norm means that people
won't bother (enforcing) it, in which
case the norm will collapse, Axelrod
said. -
Axelrod ran the game 500 times
and observed predominant strategies.
For example, the best way to pre-
vent cheating, he found, was not to
punish the cheaters, but to punish
those who tolerate them.
The game showed how unwritten
and unspoken rules govern human
behavior, and why some social
See PROGRAM, Page 3

University Political Science
why people conform to social
fields ranging from sociology

Professor Robert Axelrod has
norms. His research, based on
to international relations.

created a computer program which shows
the Prisoner's Dilemma, can be applied to



Moody discusses six point plan progress INSIDE
Wolverine cross country


University Vice Provost for Minority
Affairs Charles Moody said the six-point plan
for increasing minority representation on
campus has translated into funds for Black
student services, minority faculty recruitment,
and creating a presidential advisory committee
on racism.
Moody said he is involved, either directly

studying how existing University programs
designed to fight racism can be improved. "I
want to find out what's been going on that I
can use," he said.
Moody said he met Tuesday with 30
superintendents from school districts
statewide, as well as University adminis-
trators, financial aid officers, a n d

minority students for the demands of college
Moody's future plans include meeting with
students, faculty, and staff members to discuss
how the University can develop a "mutually
beneficial" relationship with predominantly
Black colleges like Hampton College in
Virginia and Central State College in Ohio.
MOODY said he hopes that through the

rest of the funds for this term, but Williams
said the group will use a portion for Martin
Luther King's birthday celebration in January.
"We'll be planning more in the next couple
weeks," Williams said.
M O O D Y said the search for a Black
administrator to fill a position at the Office of
Affirmative Action has already begun. "People
can now apply for that position, and

travels to the Michigan Invitational
Track Meet.
SPORTS, Page 13
The Ann Arbor Observer's story on
problems in the University's
Athletic Department has problems
of its own.



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