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Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Volume XCVIII - No. 24 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Tuesday, October 13, 1987 Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily

Tigers for
Minnesota Twins won their first
American League pennant since
1965 yesterday, defeating the Detroit
Tigers 9-5 to take the playoff series
four games to one.
The Twins open the World Series x
at, home Saturday night against the
National League champion. San
Francisco leads the NL playoff sernes
three games to two with Game 6 setfy
for Tuesday night at St. Louis.
Minnesota, with just 85 victories
i the regular season, has the second-
poorest record of any league
champion since division play began
in 1969. Only the 1973 New York
Mets, with 82 victories, had fewer
The Twins had particular trouble
on the road, winning only 10 games
away from home after the All-Star
break. But Minnesota clinched this
title in enemy territory, taking the
last two games in Tiger Stadium.
Minnesota exploded for four
second-inning runs against Detroit
right-hander Doyle Alexander, then
held off a Detroit comeback keyed by
Matt Nokes' two-run homer that
narrowed the lead to 4-3. The Twins
added single runs in the seventh and
eighth and blew the game open with
three in the ninth.
Chet Lemon homered for the
Tigers in the eighth, the 14th homer ;.
of this series to set a playoff record.
In the ninth, Tom Brunansky,
homered for the Twins, his third hit
of the game, pushing the score to 7- Minnesota Twins right fielder Tom Brunansky hu
4 and the two-team homer record to twins beat the Detroit Tigers 9-5 yesterday aftern
See TWINS, Page 10 pionship.
Prof. discusses growth

LSA alters
language grade
C-minus now necessary
to receive degree credits

All incoming students will have to
receive at least a C-minus in foreign
language classes to receive credit toward
degree requirements, following a motion
passed unanimously by the LSA faculty
However, some instructors are dissatisfied
with it because it creates what they perceive
as a "double standard." The date of
implementation is tentatively set for
September 1988.
Under the resolution, students currently
enrolled in the University who have not yet
begun taking language classes could begin a
language sequence next fall and be able to
receive credit towards graduation with a grade
less than C-minus.
But some language instructors were
confused by the motion's wording and will
propose an amendment next month to clear
up the question of which students will be
affected by the change.
Language Lab Director Trisha Dvorak and
French Prof. Peter Hagiwara will propose to
amend the resolution so that every student
beginning a language sequence this fall must
receive a grade of C-minus or better to have

the class count towards graduation require-
Romance Languages Chair Thomas
Kavanagh called the legislation a "fairly
minor motion" that would affect few
students. Hagiwara presented statistics
showing that almost 12 percent of the
students in beginning French classes last
winter received grades in the D range and that
"E's virtually don't exist."
Currently, a student taking foreign
language classes for a grade can pass with a
D-minus, but students taking the class
pass/fail need a C-minus. Kavanaghsaid the
change "eliminates this kind of baroque
curlicue" and that students who receive
grades lower than C-minus are probably not
able to advance to the next level anyway.
Some faculty members wondered if the
change was the appropriate action to take,
but Henry Griffin, head of the LSA Cur-
riculum Committee said there is precedent
for the resolution. In the chemistry and
classical studies departments, for example,
grades of C-minus or better are required in
some prerequisite courses, Griffin said.
He added that a smaller committee of
foreign language instructors determined that
a grade of C-minus corresponds to the min-
imum appropriate level of competence a
student should demotstrate.

-Associated Press
tugs third baseman Gary Gaetti after the
noon to win the American League Cham-

in minority
Minorities in the United States will soon
represent one-third of the population and the
University and other institutions must
change to accomodate this, a member of the
American Council on Education said yes-
Reginald Wilson told about 75 people in
the School of Education's Schoerling
Auditorium yesterday that by the turn of the
century whites will no longer be the
majority in the American population.
"The word minority is becoming ob-
solete," he said, citing statistics showing a
greater population growth among minority
groups than whites.
Wilson, director of the council's Office for
Minority Concerns, said American colleges
and universities maintain elitist attitudes
prevelant from their beginnings. "Higher
education has not been a democratic in-
He said this attitude is one of the causes .
of campus racism and by increasing minority
representation at colleges, "we are trying to
do something to them that was never
intended to have done to them."
According to Wilson, as long as the
structure of these' institutions remains unal-
tered, racial incidents like those at the
University last winter will continue to occur.
"You have to do something different to make
a change in racism," he said.

In an attempt to do something different,
Wilson said, the council has made increasing
the number of minorities in higher education
its top priority. "It will always be a
peripheral issue unless we put it front and
To emphasize this, the council will
release a public statment in January to
inform people of the coming demographic
transition and the necessity of institutional
Wilson said a national commission,
chaired by former U.S. Presidents Jimmy
Carter and Gerald Ford and called One-third of
the Nation: a National Imperitive , will
make the presentation.
He hopes the annoucement will spur the
nation into preparing for the transition.
To facilitate changes in higher education,
the council will distribute a handbook in
January to colleges nationwide, listing
methods to increase minority representation
in all levels of higher education and case
studies of institutions that are already
employing these methods.
The book will contain "pragmatic
solutions which now exist because people
are already doing them," Wilson said.
The book will also discuss steering
college curriculua away from their current
emphasis on Western civilization to ones
that represent the diversity of the population.

University students protesting Columbus Day on the Diag last night observe a moment of silence to support Native Americans in
an attempt to abolish stereotypes. See story, page 3.

House may approve
speed limit bill today


Engineering network INSIDE

produces videotapes

Civil Liberties Board proposal is
ambiguous on free speech.

Second of a three-part series
The Michigan Engineering Tel-'
evision Network reaches beyond
simply broadcasting engineering in-
formation. The network also provides

produced items when Consumer
Power Co. and Detroit Edison asked
METN to make a tape on nuclear
engineering. This project, a 400
hour, 10 course tape was completed
in 1980. The network converted one

The University
Orchestra and
Chamber Players
season tonight

will open their
at Hill Aud-
ARTS, Page 7

State lawmakers may hike the
cnpr limit nn rural hio-hwavs to 6

Senator Doug Cruce.
The U.S. Congress passed leg-


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