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Steiner stands by comments
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Dan Holliman, a UCAR member, said
Steiner's speech implies that a large increase in
minorities at the University would be
0 "It sort of sets up the idea that we don't want
loo many minorities... that we don't want this to
iecome a Black university, and that's an affront
4b the Black community," Holliman said.
Virginia Nordby, director of the Office of
Affirmative Action, said yesterday the disputed
?emarks do not violate University affirmative
Steiner's speech "was merely citing the
special steps he will take to seek out qualified
minority candidates," Nordby said. "We can be an
iffirmative action university without aspiring to
be a Wayne," she added.
Steiner said there was no denigration intended
ini his remarks. He then contrasted the University
yith Wayne, saying the latter has a "regional
lirawing power, attracting more students from
Detroit," while the University has a "worldwide
draw of students" and a role as a major research
"I am very much committed to the fact that
we need to work even harder... on minority
enrollment and minority recruitment," Steiner
said. "But I believe in and stand by the remarks I
LSA assistant deans, department heads, and
professors are standing by Steiner. In a statement
issued yesterday, five faculty members on the
LSA executive committee expressed "complete
confidence" in Steiner's commitment to
affirmative action. Others said the UCAR request
for an apology was unwarranted.
LSA Assistant Dean for Facilities and
Administration James Cather said he is offended
by the attack on Steiner. "The whole thing is
ridiculous. UCAR is looking for confrontations
- they've made that quite obvious."
Vice-Provost for Minority Affairs Charles
Moody said Steiner's statement is ambiguous and
people might "get the message that an increase in
minorities equals a decrease in quality."
"It could be interpreted that way, but it is not
the case," Steiner said.
Because of the four-month span between
Steiner's comments and the present dispute,
Steiner said "it is possible that UCAR is looking
to get publicity during these weeks around the
celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday."
But Ransby denied this, saying UCAR only
received a copy of the Sept. 17 meeting minutes
Steiner added, "It is convenient for students to
make a fuss about this now, perhaps because
they have nothing better to make a fuss about."
UCAR previously said Steiner made racist
remarks in an LSA newsletter and a Dec. 4
signed editorial in The Daily.
"These statements not only blame the victims
of racism for the discrimination we suffer, but
say that the quality of the University would be
diminished if more minorities were admitted,"
said a UCAR statement released yesterday.
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Last year, however, the council
released two preliminary drafts
dealing with violent crimes and
political dissent. No formal action
was ever taken on the documents,
and before they were completed, they
were widely criticized, and the
council reconvened once more.
By then, Shapiro and the regents,
discouraged with the snail's pace of
the council, threatened to impose
their own code. But such threats
proved empty, and the council
continued meeting weekly until
Livermore criticized the council's
procedures and suggested that they
Since last fall, the council has
only met three times, and Shapiro,
before leaving the University to head
Princeton University, said he would
not push for a code last term.
Weine speculated that Shapiro
didn't push a code because "his
power as president approached zero
since the day he accepted Princeton
(last spring). You don't go to
goodbye parties and get student
protest the same week."
Shapiro was unavailable for
Compiled from Associated Press reports
Violence continues in Gaza
KHAN YUNIS, Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip - Palestinian youths
stoned cars and blockaded roads with burning tires yesterday. Israeli troops
responded with gunfire and tear gas and deployed armored personnel
carriers in a major show of force.
Palestinian sources said Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip shot and
wounded nine people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injured dozens of
others in at least half a dozen clashes. Scattered protests also were reported
in the occupied West Bank and many merchants closed their shops in both
Palestinian nationalist groups ordered another general strike in the:
occupied territories for three days starting today and said it would be
enforced by patrols.
The official death toll in the rioting rose to 28 after the army con-
firmed Sunday that a 65-year-old man from the Gaza Strip city of Rafah
died over the weekend of gunshot wounds sustained iii protests last
Central American nations to
extend Arias plan deadline
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Leaders of five Central American nations
are expected this week to extend once again the deadline for compliance
with a regional peace plan mired in controversy and continued bloodshed.
The leaders of Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa
Rica will meet here Friday in a summit originally meant to measure the
five-month-old initiative's progress.
Some participants and most observers now agree the peace plan is
stalemated by the failure to achieve lasting cease-fires in Nicaragua, El
Salvador, and Guatemala.
But the five chief executives are not expected to turn their backs on the
plan, which won last year's Nobel Peace Prize for its principal architect,
President Oscar Arias of Costa Rica.
Group seeks to unify homeless
DETROIT - Organizers of the National Union for the Homeless have
begun recruiting members in an effort to guarantee shelter and provide
other assistance to Detroit's homeless.
"Unions can give you clout," Ronald Darnaby, vice president of the
Philadelphia-based union, told about 20 people during an organizational
meeting Saturday. "When you are homeless, people don't treat you with
respect. They say that as homeless people we have no rights."
"We have to correct that," Darnaby said. "We have to go out and reach
Detroit is one of six cities where the two-year-old union hopes to
organize local chapters this year. Darnaby said chapters already exist in 14
cities and membership nationwide is about 30,000. Annual dues are $60
for those with jobs and $12 for those who are unemployed, he said.
Missile guidance systems fail
WASHINGTON- The guidance systems'used for aiming the MX
nuclear-tipped missiles are continuing to fail in tests at an alarming rate,
the House armed Services Committee said yesterday.
"We are still dealing with a decidedly unguided missile," said Rep. Les
Aspin (D-Wis.), chair of the panel reviewing the problems with the
nuclear-tipped weapon, which is at the heart of the Reagan administra-
tion's defense build-up.
The report by the Democratic-controlled panel was critical of Northrop,
which is building the guidance system, known as an inertial measurement
Travelers praise tardy flights
CINCINNATI - Delta Air Lines Flight 943 from Cincinnati to
Jackson, Miss., has been judged the most chronically tardy flight in the
n'ation by the U.S. Department of Transportation, but its passengers
The Transportation Department said Flight 943 left Cincinnnati 28
times in November and was at least 15 minutes late each time.
Despite its record of delays, the flight has always received high marks
in ccustomer satisfaction in the Transportation Deparmtent studies.
"Over 14 years, we have had the fewest complaints of any of the major
airlines. It doesn't make it right... But when we run our operations, we
make judegements on whether to hold our flights for connection
customers," said Dorsey Jones, a Delta spokesperson.
Koch, Berra begin new careers
NEW YORK - Mayor Edward Koch and baseball great Yogi Berra
may want to stock up on popcorn. The two are about to set out on new
careers as movie critics.
Koch, known for freely offering his opinion on just about everything,
will give his movie reviews on WOR-TV, an independent station. The
mayor plans to distribute printed versions of the broadcasts as part of his
boycott of $7 movie ticket prices.
Berra's reviews are planned for television syndication starting in April.
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