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Page 16 -The Michigan Daily, Thursday, September 10, 1987
'U' officials want student involvement


(Continued from Page 15).
"This might be true for a lot of
freshman today. This is an
awesome place, but, at the same
time, this is the most exciting
place in the world to learn and for
any student, the very best time of
their life."
KENNEDY also said that
students seem to feel more distant

from the workings of the Univer -
sity than they could be because they
do not take the time to get to know
the administrators.
On the other hand, he said that
administration officials should
make a greater attempt to reach stu -
dents and hopes to go to residence
halls in the fall to meet with
Duderstadt graduated from Yale

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University in 1964 with the highest
honors. In 1976 he taught nuclear
engineering at the University, and
in 1981 he became dean of the
Engineering College. Last year he
became the Vice President for
Academic Affairs.
Duderstadt is known as a
perfectionist and no one can deny
that Ihis convictions lie in
successfully getting the University
to set higher targets for perfor -
JOHNSON is characterized by
his secretary, Doris Goodwin, as
student-oriented. "He gives students
a lot of his time on a one to one
basis. He is very open and
concerned with (students') welfare,"
she said.
Johnson received his bachelor's
degree from Morehouse College in
1958 and a masters degree from

Atlanta University's School of
Social Work. Johnson was
appointed Vice President for
Student Services in 1972 and has
been in Ann Arbor since 1963.
Wilson and Cosovich were
unavailable for comment. Wilson
received her Ph.D. in Chemistry
from the University of Wisconsin
and has acted as the Vice President
of Research since 1985. Cosovich
has been in charge of University
communications since 1982.
The top authority of the
University is the Board of Regents
which makes final decisions on
proposals made by administrators.
According to Kennedy, "The
University has been very fortunate
with the board and I don't know of
any other institution with such
high quality people serving it," he

LSA wants renowned RC
(Continued from Page 15) this all will really mean. LSA did
to replace a lot of the faculty in the not renew the contract of some RC
RC with joint appointees, profes- professors and hired others who the
sors who would teach both in the students never got to know before
RC and LSA. I'll bring in a friend, hand (under RC policy, RC
an administrative LSA Dean to students get a chance to meet all
clarify this. potential professors prior to the
DEAN: We want to improve decision of who to hire).
the scholastic look of the RC. We There was a lot of protest about
gave the college four joint- it, though, and there was even a
appointee positions to fill over the general meeting of all RC students
next couple of years. The professors last year to set up committees to
will teach half-time in the RC and work toward a quality environment
half-time in LSA. in the RC.
Interviewer: What will that do? Interviewer: What do you mean a
Dean: Well, it will bring well- lot of protest?
respected professors to the RC from Ed: Well, about a third of the
LSA and improve the academic student body came to a number of
quality of the college. "town meetings" during finals week
Ed: It would also force the winter semester to talk to the RC
professors to publish and take away faculty and administrators to
from the time they have to spend increase student input in future
with the students. decisions concerning the RC. I
DAVE: It's still unclear what guess we all really love the college.


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