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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 29, 1988 - Page 5

Colleague
deceased

s praise
'U' prof.

BY KRISTINE LALONDE
A former colleague of retired
University Urban Planning Prof.
Norbert Gorwic, who died earlier this
month, described him as a "born
teacher."
Gorwic, who retired in 1981 after
a career in both industry and
academia, died Nov. 12 in his Ann
Arbor home at the age of 77.
"That's really what he was first
and foremost - a teacher. In that
capacity he was the best that I've
known in the field (of urban plan-
ning)." said Prof. Gerald Crane,
Gorwic's fellow professor and former
business partner.
Crane said Gorwic delivered his
twice-weekly lectures without notes.
"He was animated... a bit of an ac-
tor," he said. "His lectures were
lively."
He said some students took Gor-
wic's class twice and that professors
even enrolled.
"A very strong social conscience
pervaded everything he said and did,"
Crane said. He had a great "concern
for underprivileged minorities. He
was liberal with a capital 'L'."

One of his former students, U.S.
Representative from Ohio Marcy
Kaptur (D-Toledo), also held Gorwic
in high esteem. "The academic
community has lost one of its
brightest lights. Professor Gorwic

'Professor

Gorwic

luminated the path of
countless students through
his many years of teach-
ing.'
- Marcy Kaptur,
Ohio Representative to
U.S. Congress
illuminated the path of countless
students through his many years of
teaching, including my own."
"His memory will for many years
inspire efforts of those who seek to
make a difference in a life committed
to educating others," she said.
Richard Little, an urban planner

and housing specialist with the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban
Development, also felt Gorwic's in-
fluence. "He had a very profound
impact on me as a student and was
probably the seminal influence in
my career choice."
He said Gorwic centered discus-
sions around slides taken during his
travels. "He was a mixture of the
professorial and the political as well
as the theatrical," he said. "He was
an original."
"He really motivated us to think
of the ethical aspect of (urban) plan-
ning," Little added.
Little said he, Gorwic, and Kaptur
had helped to start a University ur-
ban planning society to keep alumni
involved with the school and fellow
alumni.
Gorwic joined the staff of the
University's College of Architecture
and Urban Planning in 1968. He was
appointed to the University's Insti-
tute for Environmental Quality
advisory committee in 1970. He
served as acting chair of the U-M
Department of Urban Planning in
1973-74.

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makes peace
WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi- the ranks of veterans
dent-elect George Bush announced ministrations. Asked
yesterday that Marlin Fitzwater, faces he has promised
President Reagan's spokesperson for appear, Bush said, "S
the past two years, would keep his changes. We'll be g
job in an example of "continuity in soon."
the best sense." Transition sources
Bush also sought to make peace the naming of fors
with a former rival, Senate Minority Tower as defense secr
Leader Bob Dole, inviting the Kansas oil magnate Robert
Republican to a private lunch and commerce secretary1
declaring "the focus is properly on However, the vice pr
looking to the future." clue as to when he'di
Dole, who lost the GOP presi- Cabinet choices.
dential nomination to Bush, agreed to He showed up u
set any past animosities aside. "The Fitzwater's usual 11::
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obligations and certainly mine is to decision to retain the
help him become a great president and ment spokesperson w
I intend to do that," he said. press secretary in 198:
The naming of Fitzwater represen- "I think he's the b
ted yet another Bush selection from "He represents the o

with Dole

of previous ad-
when the new
d would begin to
tay tuned for the
getting to them
said they expect
mer Sen. John
retary and Texas
Mosbacher as
later this week.
esident gave no
name additional
nexpectedly at
30 a.m. briefing
to announce his
career govern-
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Edmundson said Sharon claimed
to be pregnant before she and her
husband revealed Debra Lynn to
other family members. "(Robert)
thought the baby really was (his
wife's). We all thought she was
pregnant... she was getting big,"
Edmundson said. She added that
Sharon kept going to Mott hospital
because of her pregnancy.
"We did wonder why her husband
never went with her, and when they
came in the house (with the baby)
we knew it wasn't hers," Edmundson
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Moore said her baby troubles be-
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baby.
SACUA
Continued from Page 1
the policy and suggest changes to
the administration.
"The faculty is the University.
Issues that are core to the faculty are
core to the University, far more than
administrative interests. We want the
policy to work, with substantial
faculty support," said SACUA
member Gayl Ness, a professor of
sociology.
"(The administration) must
understand and identify faculty con-
cerns," even if it doesn't change the
policy, Ness said. He also stressed
the importance of the committee
having close contact with the
administration.
English Prof. Thomas Lenaghan,
vice-chair of SACUA, said the
committee is important because
many faculty members feel "they
have not been involved in a basic
matter of faculty concern."
Lenaghan added that during the
past few months, the administration
has made many modificatinns haed

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