By ROSE MARY WUMMEL
After co tacting its lawyer, the
Graduate Employees Organization
decided to postpone its decision to
file an unfair labor practice suit
against the University over a
restriction on teaching a.:sistant
GEO officials did not think they
had enough information to reach a
decision about filing suit.
In a letter to department chairs
last June, LSA Dean Peter Steiner
called for full enforcement of his
restriction limiting graduate students
to no more than 10 semesters of
teaching assistantship or equivalent
fellowship work. The rule was first
proposed three years ago.
Steiner said the purpose of the
"10-term rule" is to compel
departments to organize their
programs so that graduate students
receive their Ph.D's in about five
years and to de-emphasize teaching
assistantships as a form of financial
The GEO will decide whether or
not to sue later this month after they
meet with the Michigan Federation
of Teachers, the organization that
pays a large fraction of their legal
Besides filing a suit against the
University, GEO President Don
Demitriades said the GEO plans to
"contact students, all teachingt
assistants and inform them of the
policy and get them involved."I
The GEO must file the suit1
before Dec. 25, which is exactly six
months after departments received
Steiner's letter calling for full
enforcement of the 10-term rule.
State law allows a union six months
to file a suit after a potentially unfair
labor law is adopted.
If the suit is filed, a hearing is
unlikely to take place before late
January and a decision might not be
reached for up to one year, according
to a judge at the Michigan
Employment Relations Bureau. The
verdict would be determined by an
administrative law judge rather than
The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, November 4, 1987- Page 3
Poli Sd. prof.
By JEFF HUGHES
The United States is more likely to use force in areas like the
Persian Gulf with Frank Carlucci as Secretary of Defense, said political
science Prof. Raymond Tanter.
Sources close to defense secretary Caspar Weinberger said he is
expected to resign from his post later this week. Carlucci, who
currently heads the National Security Council, is expected to be named
as Weinberger's replacement. White House and Pentagon officials have
not confirmed the reports.
Tanter served on the National Security Council from 1981 to 1982
and was Weinberger's personal representative on Security and Arms
Control in Europe from 1983 to 1984.
"With Carlucci (as Secretary of Defense), force and diplomacy are
more likely to be effectively combined," said Tanter.
Tanter said there is a greater likelihood that military contingencies
will be used in areas like Persian Gulf with Carlucci as Defense
Secretary. Tanter said Carlucci differs from Weinberger and favors an
increased military role. Carlucci's thinking, he said, is more in line
with the state department, which often advocates an increased military
The expected change comes at an important time in U.S.-Soviet
arms negotiations. Tanter said that Carlucci will be able to reach
important agreements with the Soviets. Carlucci, he said, is willing to
compromise on the current U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative position of
continuing extensive research.
The Soviets will be more likely to accept an offer with mutual
restraints on space-based strategic defense research, said Tanter.
"Weinberger's departure is at a fortuitous time if Reagan wants to go
down in history as the only person to reach a strategic arms reduction
with the Soviets," he said.
"On the one hand, there is a higher likelihood of a U.S.-Soviet arms
accord with Carlucci...On the other hand, there is a higher likelihood of
use of force in contingencies outside the U.S.-Soviet theater, such as
the Gulf," stated Tanter.
Daily Photo by KAREN HANDELMAN
Six-year-old Brandon Liverance gets an early lesson during the static electricity demonstration at the Hands
On Museum on Huron.
Officials say U investments are safe
By DAVID WEBSTER
Despite the stock market's recent
uncertainty, University officials are
confident that University invest-
ments on Wall Street will remain
The University has two major
investments in the market. The
faculty and staff pension fund is tied
up in a pool of investments called
the Teachers Insurance and Annuity
Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF). Also,
income from the University's
endowment fund is invested in a
Wall Street stock portfolio.
University Investment Officer
Norman Herbert thinks the market
will stabilize before the market
values of University investments are
determined on March 31. He said the
only people who may be hurt are
"people in the process of retiring or
people who want to shift to fixed
All employees who have worked
at the University for more than two
years and are over the age of 35 are
required to invest five percent of
their salary in TIAA-CREF on a
monthly basis. The University then
contributes double the faculty
investments in the fund. Last year
the University and its employees
contributed about $63 million to
University employees partici-
pating in TIAA-CREF, about 90
percent of those eligible, have the
option of investing their money in
long term mortgages and bonds
through TIAA or in about 400
standard stocks through CREF.
When the market is down, many
employees opt to invest the majority
of their money in CREF because the
price per share of participation in the
fund is low. If the value of shares in
CREF appreciates before the level of
payment for CREF recipients is
determined, participants will make a
profit, said Claire Sheahan, an
assistant vice president for TIAA-
Despite Herbert's concern about
currently-retired and soon-to-retire
University employees, Sheahan said
they should not be adversely affected
by a down market.
"We certainly can assure TIAA-
CREF holders that their holdings are
safe and sound," Sheahan said.
praise Carl ucci
The firearm store ordinance passed by the Ann Arbor City Council
Monday night will become law if it is not vetoed by the mayor. The
Daily incorrectly reported this yesterday.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Gorbachev faces pressure
from opponents on SPI
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eran of other top government posts,
"will be well received" by the Senate.
Asked to compare the views of the
two men, Dole said, "I don't see
Sen. Alan Dixon (D-Ill.), a
member of the Senate Armed Ser-
vices Committee, said, "I shouldn't
think Carlucci would have a problem
being confirmed. He's a pretty solid
Dixon praised Weinberger, saying
that "while I had my differences with
him, he was very loyal to the pres-
ident and presented the admin-
istration's case very well."
Dixon also predicted better re-
lations between the Pentagon and the
Democratic-controlled Congress, say-
ing, "I think Carlucci tends to be
more moderate. Cap is your quin-
tessential hawk. He was also fairly
confrontational. I think that Carlucci
may be a little less so.
That same trait worried Sen. Jesse
Helms (R-N.C.), anearly Weinberger
critic who turned into a staunch
supporter. When the Senate voted 97-
2 to confirm Weinberger in January
of 1981, the dissenting votes were
cast by Helms and his North
Carolina colleague, the late John
"It is probably the vote I regret
most, looking back," said Helms. "I
felt, wrongly as it turned out, that he
wouldn't be strong enough in push-
ing the president's case. Within 30
days, I called him on the phone and
said I was wrong. I really misfired on
Personal Services - (Terry
Jones, 1987), Mich. 7:15 p.m.
A new British satirical
comedy about prostitution and
the class system in present-day
England, directed by Terry Jones,
of Monty Python fame.
Geoffrey Eley - "Bolshevism
and the Socialist Tradition,"
noon, Commons Room, Lane
Prof. Donald Berry -
"Sequential Allocation o f
Experiments," 4 p.m. Mason
Hall room 451.
Ellen Goodman - "An
Evening with Ellen Goodman" 8
p.m. Rackham Lecture Hall.
John Irving - 8 p.m. Hill
Auditorium, tickets available
Paul Warr- "The Constitution
as Scripture," noon, LSA
Building Haber Room.
Ronald J. Adrian - "Optical
Velocimetry of Turbulent Vector
Fields," 4 p.m. 2233 G.G.
Guitarist John Lawrence, -
2 p.m. room 109 Activities
Center, Washtenaw Community
England's New House Band
- 8 p.m. The Ark, tickets
through Ticketmaster, Schoolkids
Records, Herb David Guitar
Studio, PJ's Uses Records.
LAUGH TRACK presents
comedians Tim Rowlands, Jim
Mercurio, and Rich Eiseu - 10
Information table -
sponsored by University Health
Services, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in
U. C. 333 Soviet Media
Mini Course - Ruth G.
Hastie, "Soviet Television:
Entertainment," 8 p.m. Room
200 Lane Hall.
Development Center -
"Getting Involved: The Secret of
Your Success," 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Palmer Lounge of Alice Lloyd.
Religion in the Soviet
Union Seminar - "Islam in
the Soviet Union: Growing,"
7:30 p.m. first floor lounge
Ecumenical Campus Center.
Introductory Fireside -
"B ahais Under the Guardian,"
7:30 p.m. 1209 Michigan Union.
Pre-Inerviews - American
Cyanamid CO., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
1200 EECS; Boeing, 5 p.m. to 7
p.m. 1013 Dow; call 763-5027
for further info.
East Quad Halfway Inn -
Open Mike Night 8 p.m.
New Dimmensions Study
Group Discussion - "What
is Peace," 7:30 p.m. Geddes Lake
Townhouses Club House, 3000
Ensian - senior portraits for
the yearbook, walk-in
appaintments, 8:30 to 5:30,
Wedge Room, second floor, West
Preparation & Application
- 4:10 to 5 p.m. 2011 MLB.
Summer Jobs & Internships -
4:10 to 5 p m. Career Planning
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pressure
from opponents apparently forced
Kremlin leader Mikhail Gorbachev to
demand inclusion of "Star Wars" in
the agenda of his planned December
summit with President Reagan.
And it caused him to fall short of
expectations in a major speech which
criticized the excesses of former
Soviet ruler Josef Stalin and charted
future domestic and foreign policies,
according to U.S. analysts.
"It's half of glasnot," said
Marshall Goldman of the Russian
Research Center at Harvard, referring
to the policy of greater openness that
Gorbachev has pursued since he rose
to power in March 1985.
The flare-up in the Kremlin, said
Stephen Cohen of Princeton, shows
that U.S. experts "have overestimated
his (Gorbachev's) power all along.
He can't make his decisions himself,
he has to have the consensus in the
In order to win Politburo backing
for the Washington summit, Gor-
bachev apparently won a concession
from Reagan to negotiate a possible
agreement not to withdraw from the
1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
Reagan has said in the past that
Star Wars would not be a bargaining
chip to obtain cuts of up to 50
percent in strategic nuclear forces, the
goal the two leaders have set.
Signs of trouble in the Kremlin
began appearing during Gorbachev's
extended 56-day vacation in August
and September as Politburo con-
servatives warned that reforms could
go too far.
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North Campus Commons Valley Room
November5at noon: "Ethics of Academic Leadership"
Speaker: Dr. James Chaffers, Professor of
Architecture and Urban Planning
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