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Ninety-eight years of editoria! freedom

Vol. XCVIII, No. 84

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, February 1, 1988

Copyright 198'$; The Michigan Daily




Leading the way for the Orange-
men was center Rony Seikaly, the.
Athens, Greece, native. who scored
33 points. That tied the career high
he recorded against Florida in the
NCAA Tournament last year.
Michigan was unable to control the
Greek god inside all afternoon no
matter how they defensed him.
"We couldn't contain Seikaly,"
coach Bill Frieder said after the
game. "We tried everything. We tried
fronting him. We tried playing be-
hind him. We tried doubling him.
We tried the zone. We tried different
people on him."
But no combination worked. The
win was Syracuse's first over a Top
Twenty team this season. It also de-
nied Michigan the claim of having
beaten, on consecutive Sundays, the
two teams that played for the na-
tional championship last March.
For a while, it looked like
Michigan might come back and be
able to pull off the feat. After falling
behind by as much as 13 in the sec-
9nd half, theWolverines made their
charge in front of 31,621 screaming
See SEIKALY, Page 10

Doily Photo by JOHN MUNSON

Wolverine Billy Powers celebrates Michigan's fourth goal on Friday. The Wolverines beat Michigan State in
Ann Arbor that night, 5-2, then followed with a 5-3 win Saturday in East Lansing.
Seniors lead charge

Special to the Daily
President George Bush started off his
bid for the Presidency with a victory
this weekend, winning 37 delegates
to the Republican National Conven-
tion, though supporters of former
television evangelist Pat Robertson
promise to contest the results.
The state convention, which cli-
maxed two years of fighting between
the party's conservative and moderate
factions, gave Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.)
32 delegates and Robertson only 8.
Other Republican candidates,
Kansas Senator Bob Dole, former
Delaware Governor Peter Du Pont,
and former Secretary of State
Alexander Haig, chose not to partic-
ipate in the convention.
Bush's first victory came weeks
ago when a Michigan state court
struck down convention rules im-
plemented by Robertson supporters.
The decision said the rules conflicted
with state law.
The stage for the showdown was
set two years ago when Robertson
took control of the state party, rio-
bilizing his organization before other
candidates announced intentions to
Robertson formed a conservative
coalition with Kemp in the hopes of
winning 44 delegates - starting
Bush off on a losing foot. The
coalition broke down last week when
Bush supporters offered Kemp more
delegates to the national convention
than Kemp would have received un-
der his deal with Robertson. The
break in the coalition left Robertson
supporters feeling angry and be-
trayed, many of them wearing orange
stickers at the convention saying
"integrity first."
With the results of the conven-
tion still in question, Bush's victory
is not ex pected to influence the out-
come of other early-primary states.
Clark Durand, national co-chair of
the Republican party, said "I don't
think anyone came out of the con-
vention with exactly what they were
expecting to... it shouldn't have
much effect on Iowa next week."

Campaign '88
Disgruntled Robertson support-
ers, disputing the court decisions,
walked out of the planned conven-
tion and held an alternative, or
"rump", convention downstairs.
In this alternative selection pro-
cess, Robertson won 43 delegates,
Kemp took 21, and Bush only re-
ceived 13. Officials at the Republi-
can National Convention in New
Orleans will have to decide which
slate of delegates to seat, though
they are expected to give Bush the
Robertson, who cancelled a visit
GOP ight
the party
Daily news analysis
The only thing delegates at the
Republican state convention could
agree upon was that this is no way
to choose a president.
Bickering and name calling over-
shadowed the convention in Grand
Rapids this weekend, emphasizing a
deep split in the state's party leaders
- a division that has diminished the
clout Michigan Republicans will
have on the presidential nominating
The rift between the party's con-
servative and moderate elements de-
veloped between factions lead by
Vice President George Bush's party
See LACK, Page 5

It was the last hoorah and the first hoorah.
It was the last chance for Michigan seniors to gain
revenge over Michigan State for previous beatings, and
the first evidence that Michigan's hockey program is a
force to be reckoned with.
For the first time in seven years and fourteen series,
the Michigan hockey team swept archrival and peren-
nial powerhouse Michigan State, 5-2 Friday night in
Ann Arbor and 5-3 Saturday night in East Lansing.
The sweep leaves Michigan third in the Central

Collegiate Hockey Association, five points behind the
second-place Spartans.
The senior Wolverines made the most of their final
regular-season series against the Spartans, scoring
seven of the weekend's 11 Michigan goals and 13 of
the Wolverines' 21 points. Wingers Billy Powers and
Brad McCaughey led the senior attack by knocking in
the two game-winning goals.
The sweep also marked the first true indication that
head coach Red Berenson's program has finally made
See STRONG, Page 9

NYU head criticizes

Reagan, professors
By DAVID SCHWARTZ versities for the nation's prob
Students are suffering from a de- "The Reagan administrati
cline in the quality of higher educa- pursued policies with the in
tion rooted in the Reagan undermining our country's c
administration's repeated cuts in and universities," he said. "Ti
education, said John Brademas, the get deficit has not been cause
opening speaker at this weekend's abundance of (federal) spend
"Conference on Teaching of Ethics libraries."
and Values in the University." CUTS IN education spe
Brademas, president of New York he said, have resulted in hig
University and a former U.S. Repre- itions and poorer quality off
sentative (D-Indiana) said faculty at tion.
many research universities often
sacrifice quality teaching for their Brademas predicted that thl
own projects - and the students ber of quality professors wl
suffer. The remedy, he said, is for crease in the future becau
faculty to learn to balance their time number of top students who
between teaching and conducting re- careers in education has contin
search. decline over the past several
"WHAT we as a nation do, or He blamed the drop on the si
fail to do, about higher education cost of attending graduate sch
today will determine how our coun- "We must find a way to br
try fares into the next century," top researchers in contact w
Brademas said. dergraduate students," Bradem
Brademas criticized the Reagan
administration, including Secretary Brademas, who served 22 y
of Education William Bennett and Congress and was a member
Vice President George Bush, for re- House Education and
ducing the nation's education budget committee, said education w
and for its continued "college bash- major campaign issue i
ing" - blaming colleges and uni- upcoming presidential ele

on has
tent of
he bud-
d by an
ding on
her tu-
he num-
till de-
nse the
nued to
ing the
ith un-
as said.
years in
of the
ill be a
n the

Faculty group asks
for action on racism

A group of faculty members,
"embarrassed and pained" by what
they feel is a lack of action against
institutional racism by the Univer-
sity's administration, is pressing for
action instead of "mere rhetoric,
promises, and announcements of
minor programs and initiatives."
"Our hope is to identify other
faculty to work, with us on various
projects to address institutional
racism," said Social Work Prof. Beth
Reed, one of 21 faculty members to
sign the letter. "Not doing anything
perpetuates the problem."

Dr. John Brademas, president of New York University and a former
member of Congress, speaks before a forum on the ethics involved in
balancing teaching and research in the Rackham Amphitheatre Friday.

Faculty Against Institutional
Racism (FAIR) has written to In-
terim University President Robben
Fleming and Vice President for Aca-
demic Affairs and Provost James
Duderstadt, asking for increased at-
tention to recruitment and retention
of minority faculty members, stu-
dents, and administrators.
In addition, FAIR requested
changes in the curriculum to focus
on cultural diversity. The letter was
prompted by what they deemed apa-
thetic student and faculty attitudes
toward race relations.
White faculty should take
responsibility in fighting racism,
group members said. Many members
pointed with dissatisfaction to the
Black faculty members being saddled
with what is a campus-wide prob-
lem, not just a minority problem.
Andrew Zweifler, professor of in-
ternal medicine, said FAIR has
"embryonic plans" to address the
problem. Zweifler was inspired by
the group to hold a minority
program for medical students.
The group has formed subgroups
targeted to increasing minority
faculty and improving, classroom

Profs. try to balance research, teaching

University officials say research is a crucial
ingredient to a strong teaching university, but
professors who must balance the two find the
priorities often clash, said speakers in a weekend
Difficulty balancing research projects with
undergraduate education at the University
prompted about 100 faculty members to gather
Saturday for an all-day conference of speeches and
workshops entitled, "Balancing Teaching and

"The purpose (of the conference) is to provoke
thought, not prescribe values," Steneck said.
In workshops faculty members evaluated the
roles ethics and values play in teaching and
research. At the opening of the conference Friday,
participants were asked to submit questions for
Saturday's discussion sessions, including:
-HOW CAN the leadership of this elite
research university be persuaded to give more
than lip service to the value of teaching?
-How can we equalize teaching work loads to

no single ideal balance exists. The optimal mix,
he said, depends on the situation - and many
variables help create that mix.
"Let's not fall into the trap that there is a holy
grail... which is the solution," Converse said.
Converse said the University has tried to
combine teaching and research in the Residential
College and the Research Partner Program - a
program designed by Vice President for Research
Linda Wilson and Rackham Dean John D'Arms
to establish a mentor relationship between senior

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