The Michigan Daily-Thursday, April 7, 1988- Page 3
MSA unanimously calls
for Baker's resignation
Phillips says regent is a 'racist'
By RYAN TUTAK
The Michigan Student Assembly
called for the resignation of Regent
Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor) after
presstime Tuesday, as part of a reso-
lution condemning his "homopho-
bic, racist, and paternalistic be-
In response to the resolution,
which MSA passed unanimously,
Baker said MSA has misconstrued
his position on controversial issues.
MSA President Michael Phillips,
an LSA junior, said he introduced
the resolution in response to com-
ments Baker made about last week's
resolution to inform Michigan high
schools about racism at the Univer-
sity through the student newspapers.
Baker had said the plan was
"extremely unwise" and "is bound to
injure the University. It just will."
"WHERE DOES HE get off
saying this?" Phillips said. "He is
the most homophobic, racist, sexist,
paternalistic person that I ever met.
This man is working to take away
Baker said his viewpoint has been
applauded by his constituents. "The
people of Michigan demonstrated
their satisfaction with the repre-
sentation I gave them at the Uni-
versity of Michigan," he said.
"I have no knowledge that they
are dissatisfied with my representa-
tion of them. In fact, I continue to
receive letters, personal comments,
and telephone calls that support my
position on controversial issues,"
Baker added that he has received
overwhelming state-wide support for
his political views. "I was re-elected
in 1980 to the Board of Regents of
the University of Michigan by a
plurality of 1,640,000 votes, which
is the second highest number of
votes received that election by any
partisan candidate," he said.
BAKER SAID his popularity
rivaled that of the 1980 presidential
candidates: "The highest number of
votes were received by President
Reagan," he said. "I ran only 30,000
votes behind Carter."
Phillips responded that Baker's
self-proclaimed popularity is illusory
and challenged him to demonstrate
his support at the next regents'
"If I ran on the Republican ticket,
I would have gotten as many votes
as he did," Phillips said. "If he got a
million votes, he can bring at least
50 people of a diverse community
- including five minorities, -five
women, five openly gay and lesbian
people, but not 50 neo-Nazis - to
the next regents' meeting, then we
should rescind the resolution."
But Phillips vowed to demon-
strate his student support next fall.
"If I don't get 5,000 signatures sup-
porting the resolution between
September 1 and November 1, I'll
resign and leave school," he said.
Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON.
Rainy days and sundaes
Two-year-old Jacque Alessi scoops up a mouthful of ice cream while sitting under an umbrella with her mother,
Barbara. Jacque was feeling a little grumpy yesterday, so Mom brought her a sundae to cheer her up.
.12 students receive
By DAVID SCHWARTZ
The National Science Foundation
awarded graduate fellowships to 685
college and university students from
around the country last week,
*including 12 University students.
The fellowships, based solely on
academic merit, provide $12,300 per
year for full-time graduate study in
the natural and social sciences,
mathematics, and engineering. The
University will supplement an addi-
tional $2,000 a year to the students,
who will continue their graduate
The NSF awarded 108 more fel-
*lowships this year than in 1987,
starting a trend to double the number
of fellowships awarded nationally
over the next several years.
Each of the fellowships provides
for three years of graduate study, al-
though students may spread their
grants over five years to accommo-
date work as teaching or research as-
More than 5,000 students na-
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"There must be a better way,"
Cohen said. "They don't cut enough
people and they lead people on." He
said interviewers misled him to
believe that he had a good chance for
*a position because they continued
scheduling interviews with him.
A housing official who refused to
tionwide submitted applications for
the grants, which were evaluated by
panels of scientists chosen by the
National Research Council of the
National Academy of Science.
Bassam Shakhashiri, NSF Assis-
tant Director for Science and Engi-
neering Education, said, "These fine
young people exemplify the very
best products of American education.
"If we are to avoid jeopardizing
our leadership role in science, tech-
nology, and global competitiveness,
we must quickly expand efforts to
nurture the development of talent in
science, mathematics, and engineer-
ing at our schools and colleges," he
Karla Henthorn, a Rackham grad-
uate student who was awarded a fel-
lowship, said, "I think that the NSF
fellowship is a very generous way to
put me through graduate school."
Henthorn is currently studying
viral gene regulation in the Univer-
sity's Department of Human Genet-
In addition to those awarded fel-
lowships nationally, 1,613 students
were given honorable mentions.
Both the winners and honorable
mention recipients will have the op-
portunity to use a supercomputer at
any one of five National Supercom-
puter Centers supported by the NSF.
The new fellowship winners
come from all 50 states and the Dis-
trict of Columbia. Of the 685
awards, 245 were given to women.
Many computers go
WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of Americans
have home computers, but only about half of the adults
with them actually use the machines, the Census
Bureau reported yesterday.
Nearly three-quarters of children who had access to a
home computer used it, however, the bureau found.
The seemingly low usage of home computers
should not be too surprising, remarked Census Bureau
statistician Robert Kominski, the report's author.
The report was based on a survey of computer use
taken in October 1984, the only time the bureau has
looked at the issue. Analysis and reporting the
findings was delayed by the pressure of other work,
Kominski said in a telephone interview.
Computer use has skyrocketed in recent years, from
unused, study says
the nearly 7 million home computers in use at the time
of the survey.
The Electronic Industries Association, a trade group,
estimates that 17.6 million American homes had
computers as of last January.
And International Data Corp., a Boston-based
market research group, estimates that home computer
use totaled nearly 16.5 million schools and 1.3 million
in scientific research.
"The computer revolution... has touched our lives
in literally hundreds of different ways. In many
respects the role of th computer is transparent to us: we
often do not interact directly with it, but merely see its
end effects." Kominski wrote in his report.
be named said the 400 applicants are
required to have a grade point average
of at least 2.5 and must successfully
complete a two-month long
After applying at the end of
January, the housing official said the
applicants were evaluated by resident
advisors and resident directors.
The scores of the observations
and a homework assignment were
added up, and those who scored 3.0
or above were invited to interviews
at the residence halls of their choice.
At this point, 22 percent of the
applicants who scored below 3.0
were eliminated from the process.
The housing official said high
scoring applicants were interviewed'
and evaluated by resident directors,
who then chose the most qualified
In the end, more than half of the
applicants did not get positions, and
20 to 25 people are now on the
Students who were chosen to be
RAs also criticized the process.
The Regulation of Racist Speech
and the First Amendment
April 7, 1988 - 5:00 p.m.
University of Michigan Law School
Room 100 Hutchins Hall
Lee Bollinger, Dean of The University of Michigan Law School
Sallyanne Payton, Professor of Law
Barbara Ransby, United Coalition Against Racism
Howard Simon, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties
Union of Michigan
This event is sponsored by the University of Michigan Chapter of
the American Civil Liberties Union and the Washtenaw County
American Civil Liberties Union.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
W. Hugh Woodin - "Large
Cardinals, Determinancy, and the
Nature of Independence," 3201
Angell, 4 p.m.
Ruth Behar - "Rage and
Redemption: Reading the Life of a
Mexican Marketing Woman," East
Conference Room, Rackham, 8
Timothy P. Pauketat - "A
Simulation to the Emergence of
Economic Inequalities Among Food
Producers: Implications for the
Origins of Social Ranking," 2009
Museums Bldg., noon.
Bassam Tibi - "Identity and
World View in a Changing World:
Tradition and the C ul t ur al
Production if Meaning in the Arab
Region," Kuenzel Room, Union,
Jerry Surdykowski -
"Censorship and Underground Press
in Poland: The Latest
Developments," Lane H all1
Commons Room, 7:30 p.m.
William G: Dever - "Popular
Religion in Ancient Israel: An
Archeological Perspective," 3050
Frieze, 4 p.m.
Peter Shearer - "Axisymmetric
Earth Models and Inner COre
Anisotrophy," 1528 C.C. Little, 4
Basement of Fletcher Hall, 8 p.m.
Pakistan S t u d e n t
Association - Pakistan: A
Cultural Experience, Raymond
Carrol Auditorium, Chrysler
Center, 7 p.m.
Oh Ramona - A Naomi
Saferstein work, The Performance
Network, 408 W. Washington, 8
Arts at Midday - Double Bass
Duos of Franco Kakaragi and Eric
Johnson, Works of Telemann and
others, Pendleton Room, 12:15
Jim and Jesse & the Virginia Boys
- The Ark, 7:30 and 10 p.m.
Embracing the Butcher - A
program of two plays, Residential
College Auditorium, 8 p.m.
The Gondoliers - Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, 8 p.m.
UAC Soundstage - Club 64,
U-Club, 10 p.m.
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