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In WeekendMagazine:

" The RC celebrates its 20th year
.Interview: Amir Baraka

* The List

. John Logie

Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom

Vol. XCVIII, No. 42

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, November 6, 1987

Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily

Funds lag behind growing grad.

An unexpectedly high enrollment increase in the
Rackham Graduate School this term has some
department administrators in the school worried about
finding financial aid funding for their students.
A preliminary count by the registrar's office last
month showed that the school has 4 percent more
students this year, the first increase since the mid-
1970s. The biggest jumps occurred in the social
sciences and humanities.
"Any enrollment growth should be carefully
planned," said Dean of Rackham Graduate School John
D'Arms. But growth in all departments was not
expected, he said.

The political science department, for example, saw a
total enrollment increase of 14 percent. Thirty-nine
students enrolled in the political science department
this year, while department administrators planned on
enrolling 30 to 35 students.
"Finding support for them is difficult. Next year we
will try to slim down so that we are sure there is
enough financial support for everyone," said
Department Chair Jack Walker.
Administrators were surprised at the school's
increase because more students than usual accepted
offers of admission. Total acceptances are up 5 percent
- from 5,780 to 6,051 - and offers of early
acceptances grew by 25 percent this year.

Reflecting a national trend, applications to Rackham
also increased by 11 percent, with the largest growth
occurring in the humanities, up 13 percent, and social
sciences, up 17 percent.
In some departments, including history, economics,
and anthropology, new student enrollment declined or
remained the same although total enrollment grew due
to a small graduating class last year.
D'Arms said that Rackham may consider restricting
admissions by raising minimum requirements for
graduate students.
He attributed the greater interest in graduate schools
to awareness that many tenured faculty members will
retire in the mid- 1990s, leaving the job market for

professors wide open. He also said interest in law and'
medical school has declined due to an oversupply of
physicians and lawyers, pushing some students toward
graduate school. Those two schools are separate from
The problem is compounded by a lack of financial
aid funding.
Last year, a report by Economics Prof. John Cross
called for an increase of graduate school funding by
about $4 million. Graduate students last year gained
close to $1 million from an increased tuition waiver
and stipend for teaching assistants. But funding in the
form of fellowships -preferred by most students and
See RACKHAM, Page 2

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resigns after
seven years
Reagan nominates
Carlucci to fill post

Doily Photo b DI SC-Lr
Three participants in yesterday's meeting of the United Coalition Against Racism, (l-r) University Maintenance worker Mary Clark,
American Federation of State, City, and Municipal Employees official Judy Levy, and English professor Alan Wald, discuss recent cam-
pus racism. The.three took part in a forum that addressed ways of uniting the community, students, and workers to fight racism.
CAR Forum calls for unit





WASHINGTON (AP)- President
Reagan hailed retiring Defense
Secretary Caspar Weinberger, the
driving force behind a big military
buildup, as afriend who "never let
me down" and named national
security advisor Frank Carlucci
yesterday to succeed him.
Completing a major turnover in
the national security leadership,
Reagan also promoted Army Lt.
Gen. Colin Powell, the number two
man on the National Security
Council staff, to succeed Carlucci.
Powell had been handpicked by
Carlucci as his second in command
last January to help rebuild the NSC
after its reputation was tarnished by
the Iran-Contra Affair.
Powell is the highest-ranking
Black person on the White House
staff. His appointment does not
require confirmation, and he will take
office when Carlucci leaves for the
After keeping Weinberger's
planned resignation secret for several
weeks, the president announced the
changes at a Rose Garden ceremony
attended by Pentagon -officials,
members of the NSC staff, the
Cabinet and Congress. News of the

turnover leaked out Monday night
but had not been officially confirmed.
"We are here to wish Godspeed
to an old friend, the finest secretary
of defense in the history of our
nation," Reagan said.
A seven-year veteran of Reagan's
Cabinet and a friend of two decades,
the 70-year-old Weinberger resigned
because of concern for the health of
his wife, Jane. He said there is no
sign of recurrence of the cancer she
suffered but that she was ailing from
two or three broken vertabrae in her
Secretary of State George P.
Schultz, with whom Weinberger has
reportedly jousted on occasion over
national security policy, issued a
statement saying that Weinberger's
work in rebuilding America's
military strength has put in place "an
indispensibible foundation for
maintaining our leadership and
furthering our national interest now
and into the next century"
The changes come as the
administration prepares for a summit
meeting beginning Dec. 7 in
Washington between Reagan and
Soviet Communist Party General
Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.

About 30 University students and
employees yesterday discussed
forming a committee to investigate
allegations that University's Building
Services officials racially harassed a
maintenance worker.
The idea was one of several con-
sidered at a forum sponsored by the
United Coalition Against Racism to
discuss ways Ann Arbor residents,
students, and workers can work
together to combat racism.
"We pose a serious threat when we
(students) start organizing with the
workers and the community," Tracey

Matthews, a UCAR member, said. Federation of State
The meeting was prompted, Municipal Employees

, City, a n d unity between opponents of racism.

- the union

Todd Shaw, a member of the

Matthews said, by last Wednesday's which represent University Black Student Union, applauded
rally in support of Mary Clark, a employees - said yesterday she UCAR's efforts to join forces with
University maintenance worker. hopes the group can outline plans for other groups. "I don't think students
Clark last week accused Building the investigative board at their next should see themselves as vanguards
Services management of scribbling meeting Tuesday.. of the struggle, but as partners."
"Funky Black Bitch" on a mirror in "There is a strong indication about
one of the bathrooms she is who did that against Mary," Levy Matthews said she feels the
responsible for cleaning. said but de to ive s University community has grown
Many speakers at the rally called unti she had more evidence. apathetic towards racism. I am very
for community members, students, upset because people aren't getting
and workers to unite in fighting Participants of the forum also upset about racist incidents on
racism. discussed improving communications campus. No one is upset enough to
Judy Levy, the bargaining chair of between groups and holding more get out and do anything about it,"
the local chapter of the American joint rallies as ways of increasing she said.

Secretary of Education William
Bennett threatened Wednesday to
expel colleges and trade schools from
all federal student aid programs if
their future student loan default rates
exceed 20 percent.
Nearly 2,200 institutions, o r
almost a third of all postsecondary
schools, now have default rates that
The government will have to
spend $1.6 billion this year to repay

MSA lobbies against
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campus po1
From Staff Reports
Members of the Michigan Student
Assembly yesterday continued the
fight against a bill to deputize
University security officers by
lobbying the chair of the State House
committee that will consider the
MSA President Ken Weine said
that a meeting with Rep. Burton
Leland (D- Detroit), chair of the
House Colleges and University
committee, went well although the
representative gave little indication of
support on the bill either way. Weine
lobbied in Lansing with five other
MSA members.
"It would create an autonomous
police force not accountable to the
city," Weine told Leland.

ce bill
moot issue...it looks like you're in
good shape."
But Leland could not say for sure
when it would be brought up in
committee. The bill passed 26-6 last
MSA's Student Rights Committee
fights the code and student
ignorance. OPINION, Page 4
The Phillip Glass Ensemble
performs live to the showing of the
movie Koyaanasquatsi.
ARTS, Page 7

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