Ninety-nine years of editorialfreedom
Vol. I C, No. 28
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, October 17, 1988
Copyright 1988, The Michigan Daily
BY RYAN TUTAK
Engineering Dean Charles Vest is
the top candidate to succeed now-
University President James Duder-
stadt as provost, a source on the
provost search committee said Fri-
Duderstadt left the post, which he
had held since 1986, this fall after
accepting the presidency from the
University's Board of Regents in
"If I was betting now, I would
put my money on Vest," said the
source, speaking on condition of
Duderstadt, the provost search
committee chair, was unavailable for
comment last night.
But Vest, who succeeded Duder-
stadt as engineering dean in 1986,
denied his candidacy last night. "It's
news to me," he said, adding that he
met with the committee only "to
discuss the structure of the office."
"I've had no other contact with
the process, and I don't anticipate
it," he said. "I'm very happy with
the job I have now."
The source said the committee
has interviewed 20 University ad-
ministrators and faculty members,
past and present, to discuss the role
of provost. But the source addedthat
the committee did not inform the
interviewees whether they were can-
didates or advisers.
The source said Physics Depart-
ment Chair Homer Neal is the num-
ber two candidate, Business School
Dean Gilbert Whitaker is third, As-
sistant Provost Mary Ann Swain is
fourth, and Rackham Graduate
School Dean John D'Arms is fifth.
None of these candidates could be
reached for comment last night.
... candidate for provost
Michigan's leading rusher Tony Boles takes an Iowa defender with, him on one of his 22
carries. Boles rushed for 148 yards in the game.
Fumble costs victory as
'-M' ties Fry's'Hawkeyes
Statistics compiled from police
records indicate that the number of
felonious assaults in Ann Arbor has
increased by 14 percent in the last
"Greater resources in terms of
manpower will make it feasible for
us to process arrests without dimin-
ishing our force on the street,"
The increased police presence is
part of what officials are calling a
See Police, Page 7
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The source said the provost search,
committee will meet today to final-
ize the short list of candidates.
But Pharmacy School Dean Ara
Paul, a search committee member,
denied that the committee had
formulated a short list of candidates.
"We haven't discussed candidates
yet," he said. "We're talking about
the provost position with many
Duderstadt aide Robin Jacoby, a
search committee member, would
not comment on candidates and
would not say when the committee
would meet next. But she said Dud-
erstadt hopes to have the provost
position filled permanently by Jan.
Jacoby said the search committee
will present a recommendation to the
regents at their monthly meeting in
See Provost, Page 5
BY JEFF RUSH
SPECIAL TO THE DAILY
IOWA CITY -- In the end, Michigan football coach
Bo Schembechler saved his biggest complaints about
his team's 17-17 tie with Iowa for the Hawkeyes' fans
and the Big Ten officials.
The fans, who at 67,600 numbered nearly 40,000
less than the total in Michigan Stadium during home
games, made enough noise to force Michigan
quarterback Michael Taylor to repeatedly back away
from the line complaining to the officials that he
couldn't call the play.
Schembechler said that never happens in Ann Arbor.
"In Michigan Stadium, we have sophisticated fans," he
More sophisticated than Iowans?
See Fumble, Page 13
BY ANNA SENKEVITCH
As its attending student founder.
will tell in an opening ceremony
tonight, the Ella Baker-Nelson
Mandela Center for Anti-Racist Ed-
ucation is a product of the fight
against racism at the University.
" It will begin to break down
some of the barriers between pro-
gressive anti-racist scholarship and
political activism," said UCAR
member and Rackham gkaduate stu-
dent Barbara Ransby, who serves on
the center's local board of about 10
students and faculty members. "And
if it does that, then it will be a ma-
The center will celebrate its
opening tonight at 7 p.m., outside
East Engineering Room 3.
Kimberly Smith, a UCAR
member who is also on the center's
local board, explained that it has
been built on the ideas that
"knowledge is empowerment," and
that a great value of this power is
in being able to convert learned
theories into practice.
The organizers seek to enact
these doctrines by creating and
maintaining a center to encourage
and collect current, progressive re-
search on race and gender, said Dan
Holliman, a UCAR member also
on the Baker-Mandela Center's local
The resource library, which was
initiated last summer, contains
b ..T .4 -nn n e-nnee. t- lantin
video program on campus racism
and anti-racist response.
The primary aim of the center,
Holliman stressed, is to be a re-
source for people of color.
He explained that the Baker-
Mandela Center is based to a degree
on the London Institute for Race
Relations headed by A. Sivanandan.
The London Institute, Holliman
said, is distinguishable from many
research institutions because it
combines its purpose of studying
aspects of race and race relations
with the goal of serving the minor-
ity communities on which it fo-
While visiting as a UCAR-
sponsored speaker last year,
Sivanandan met with UCAR steer-
ing committee members to discuss
approaches for forming a version of
his center on campus. Sivanandan
now takes part in the center's inter-
The simple reconsideration of
Runyon v. McCreary is an insult
See Opinion, Page 4
Bragging rights: Billy Bragg
headlines a night of musical mes-
sages with help from Michelle
See Arts. Page 8
BY ED KRACHMER
Sparks flew in a debate between Melinda Morris
and Nancy Francis, candidates for the Michigan 22nd
Circuit Court seat, yesterday in the Ann Arbor City
Council chambers. The non-partisan candidates
clashed over their qualifications and offered changes in
the court's procedures during the hour-long debate.
Morris and Francis are competing for the six-year
post that will be left vacant when Judge Henry Conlin
retires Dec. 31. The winner will become Washtenaw
County's first female circuit judge.
Francis' chief policy proposal is a one day-one trial
system for jurors where a juror will only have to re-
port for jury duty one day every two years rather than
the current 30-day term. Such a system, she said,
would reduce the burden on jurors and the state.
Morris said the one day-one trial system would ac-
tually further burden the state because it defeats the
purpose of the state's juror orientation program.
Morris has proposed separating the family law
cases from the civil and criminal cases, assigning
family cases to the same judge for a certain period of
time. Francis questioned the advantages of such a
See Judges, Page 5
Circuit Court Judge candidates Melinda Morris,
right, debate issues in their campaign yesterday.
sits in the middle, and timekeeper Pauline Walters
ing time is almost up.
left, and Nancy Francis,
Moderator Beverly Wood
warns Morris her speak-
Awareness program targets drinkers
BY VICTORIA BAUER
"Problem drinking" can include
anything from waking up with a
hangover to neglecting to use birth
control during sex - a decision of-
ten made under the influence of.
And drinking appears to be a
problem on campus.
In a survey conducted in the resi-
dence halls last spring, 60 percent of
students reported that they were at
some risk for developing an alcohol
or drug problem; 21 percent reported
they were high-risk candidates.
the School of Public Health.
Workshops will be held every day
this week in the Michigan Union to
inform students about problem
drinking and to focus on specific
topics relating to alcohol abuse.
Today's forum "The Survival and
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Today: "An Open Forum: The
Survival and Growth for Adult
Children of Alcoholics" (Dysfun-
ctional Parents), A series of 20-
Anderson Room A & B, Union
11:30 am. - 1:00 p.m.
Tomorrow: "Alcohol and Fitness:
What's the Connection?"
Anderson Rnom A & R .Union