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In Weekend Magazine:

*Special Issue: The Best of Ann Arbor *The List

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"Interview: Mitch Albom

9 John Shea

Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom

Vol. XCVIII, No. 133

Ann Arbor, Michigan-- Friday, April 15, 1988

Copyright 1988, The Michigan Daily

Chaos

disrupts

regents'

meeting

Anti-code group
storms Fleming
building lobby

By JIM PONIEWOZIK
and RYAN TUTAK
After demonstrators clashed with
campus security officers an d
administrators at yesterday's Board of
Regents' meeting, about 40
protesters occupied the Fleming
Administration Building to protest
several actions of the University
administration. Ten of them staying
overnight in the building's regents
room
Accusations of assault flew from
both University officials and
protesters, including students and
Ann Arbor residents. No arrests were
made.
Following a noon rally on the
Diag, the group entered the regents'
room, chanting, to protest several
administrative actions, including the
new Policy on Discriminatory Acts.
UNABLE to conduct their
meeting in the presence of the
raucous protesters, the regents then
moved their meeting to an upstairs
roomed, blockading a stairway and
elevators.
Several shoving.matches broke
out as protesters attempted to push
past officers blocking doorways.
Only members of the press were

allowed in the meeting.
Group members remained
voluntarily locked inside the
building last night, although
security locked the building's
bathrooms from about 2:00 p.m. to
10:00 p.m.
Two campus security officials
stationed at the building were
allowed to let protesters out, but not
to let anyone re-enter.
A GROUP of 60 rallied at 9:30
last night in front of Interim
President Robben Fleming's house
last night. Fleming met with the
protesters, discussing h i s
discriminatory acts policy, along
with other topics.
Demonstrators said the
administration was attempting to
bypass student authority, citing the
discriminatory acts policy and
proposal to replace the student
general manager of the Campus
Broadcasting Network with a
professional.
"The administration doesn't care
about students anymore. They never
did in the first place;"said Michigan
Student-Assembly President Mike
See Protest, Page 5

Daily Photo by KAREN
Protesters disrupt yesterday afternoon's Board of Regents meeting with chants of "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Fleming's got to go." Interim
University President Robben Fleming stands in the middle, talking with Regent Neil Neilson. MSA President Mike Phillips, second from
right, stands in the corner.
reve als -minori
*recruitment plan

By STEVE KNOPPER
As 40 demonstrators packed the
lobby of the Fleming Admini-
stration Building yesterday to protest
institutional racism within the Uni-
versity administration, Vice Presi-
dent for Academic Affairs and Pro-
vost James Duderstadt announced a
. new plan to recruit Black faculty and
students.
After the Michigan Plan is im-
plemented in September, Duderstadt
told the University's Board of Re-
gents, "I am certain we will have the
most successful year in our history,
and beyond that, the most successful
of any university" in terms of mi-
nority recruitment.
Though former University Presi-
dent Harold Shapiro announced a
Black enrollment goal of 12 percent

in March 1987, the population has
increased by only 0.4 percent in the
last four years. Last year, Black stu-
dents comprised 5.4 percent of the
student population.
But Vice Provost for Minority
Affairs Charles Moody said the new
plan, as well as recent recruitment
efforts, are "more than trying to
reach some numbers. (The efforts)
are part of the fabric of the institu-
tion that will go on."
Duderstadt would not describe the
plan further, but Moody said it will
coordinate the various minority re-
cruitment projects already taking
place.
Moody cited the University's
Target-of-Opportunity project as an
effective recruiting program.

Regents not ready to

name AD,
By STEVE BLONDER
Interim University President
Robben Fleming will not announce
the successor to retiring Athletic
Director Don Canham at today's
meeting of the University's Board of
.Regents as was originally planned,
Fleming said last night.
"I have the authority to talk to a
candidate, but that is it," he said.
Fleming added he thought a press
conference would be called for the
middle of next week to name the
new athletic director.
Regents declined to discuss the
situation, saying "President Fleming
would speak for the board." They
have remained silent on this subject
since early March.
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Ar-
bor) added "I rely on the president
and I think you should too."
Fleming attributed the delay to
"people need time to think about
things."
One regent, who spoke on the

need time'
condition of anonymity, said last
night that the board had made a deci-
sion during the closed part of last
month's meeting, but that the re-
gents and Fleming were trying to
work out several "small" details.
Michigan football coach Bo
Schembechler was the top choice of
both regents and the athletic depart-
ment search committee. He turned
down the job because he would have
been forced to give up coaching after
the upcoming season.
The other two finalists were
North Carolina Athletic Director
John Swofford, and St. Louis adver-
tising executive Clayton Wilhite.
Each has reportedly turned down the
job in the past month, according to
both alumni and sources within the
administration.
University Director of Business
Operations Jack Weidenbach, who
the Ann Arbor News reported would
get the job, has taken himself out of
consideration.

Daiy rnoto by KAKN MANDELMAN
Regent Thomas Roach, right, and an unidentified man laugh at posters
yesterday before the Board of Regents meeting. Three different posters
said, "UNWANTED," and then either "Fleming," "Steiner," or
"Baker"

Sovietsi
agree to
date for
Afghan
pullout

GENEVA (AP) - The Soviet Union signed a
formal pledge yesterday to withdraw its troops from
Afghanistan starting May 15 but there was no
indication from guerrillas that the Red Army will be
allowed to leave peacefully after eight years of war.
Moslem insurgent leaders, who were not invited to
the negotiations, said they would present their reaction
Saturday at a rally in Pakistan.
The U.S-supported guerillas, who claim to control
virtually all the country except the cities, are expected
to repeat their vow to continue fighting until the last
Soviet soldier has left Afghan soil.
The United States, the Soviet Union, Afghanistan
and neighboring Pakistan signed the accord Thursday in
an austere 10-minute ceremony. It stipulates that the

withdrawal begin May 15.
Afterward, Pakistan, which represented the guerrillas
at the negotiations, predicted the civil war will go on
because there is no, provision for an interim
government, and said it would continue denying
recognition to the Communist regime in Kabul.
Provisions of the agreement require the two
countries to stop interfering in one another's affairs.
The insurgents, who have been fighting since a
Communist coup in April 1978, are based in camps
and cities on Pakistan's side of the border.
President Reagan said Wednesday the pact cc not
prevent the United States from aiding the guerrillas "a-
long as they need it and as long as the Sc viet Union
continues to supply the Afghan forces."

Four Americans among

injured in Italy

blast

* JNSDE
Honduran protest represent disfa-
vor withi U.S power politics.
OPINION, Page 4
t'he' Women's Glee Club pre-
miers a new. composition this
weekend:
:..ARTS, Page 9
The Michigancrew team hosts the:
*12th. Anniversary Classic. Re-.

District judge drops assault
charges against Marcuse

NAPLES, Italy (AP) - A car
bomb blew up in front of a club for
U.S. military personnel in Naples,
killing five people and wounding at
least 17, Italian officials said.
There was no immediate claim of
responsibility for the blast that
happened shortly after 8 p.m. (2
p.m. EDT) at the USO club.
The Pentagon initially reported
that one American sailor had been
killed and four were injured, but
Navy Cmdr. Connie Haney later said

Italian woman, was-reported in grave
condition.
Italian media.said the bomb
exploded during a reception at the
club for the commander of the USS
Paul, a torpedo boat destroyer docked
in Naples. The consulate official said
he could not confirm this.
Jannette said the USS Paul and
USS Capodanno were in the Naples
port at the time of the blast. The
Capodanno has its home port in
Newport, R.I., and the Paul is from

By MELISSA RAMSDELL
A district court judge yesterday
dismissed two assault charges
against University graduate student
Harold Marcuse after City Prosecutor
Ronald Plunkett made a motion to
rxrn .he, ape, m...re.. ra h, -fl]

Barbour during an anti-Central Intel-
ligence Agency protest last Novem-
ber.
ALL THREE yesterday ex-
pressed disappointment with the
dismissal, and Marcuse asked 15th
DiQrtir;.t C(rti in P peteir

city attorney's decision, but I would
have liked to have seen it go to trial.
I'm a victim of assault. I was ready
to go to trial."
Plunkett said he was given addi-
tional evidence by Marcuse and his
attornev - including nhotogranhs of

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