Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. IC, No. 59 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, December 1, 1988 Copyright 1988, The Michigan Daily
BY MICHAEL LUSTIG
For the first time, a University professor
is earning over $200,000 in salary.
This year, 206 faculty members, including
eight women, will be paid, over $100,000.
This is 36 more people more than a year ago.
To find out the identities of these people,
and to see what your professor, colleague
down the hall, or boss with the big office
makes, check out the 1988-89 Salary Sup-
plement. It goes on sale today at the Student
Publications Building, 420 Maynard St., for a
mere two dollars.
Among administrators, George Zuidema,
the vice provost for medical affairs, makes the
most with $177,790. University President
James Duderstadt is second, earning
$147,000. Former Interim University Presi-
dent Robben Fleming received $135,000.
Vice President for Student Services Henry
Johnson is the lowest-paid of the University
administrators, at $86,670.
Athletic Director and head football coach
Bo Schembechler earns $126,653.
Medical School Dean Joseph Johnson, at
$162,218, is the highest-paid of the 17 Uni-
versity deans. Two of the three women deans,
School of Nursing Dean Rhetaugh Dumas
and School of Public Health Dean June Os-
born, receive over $100,000. School of Edu-
cation Interim Dean Philip Kearney, at
$71,291 is the lowest-paid dean.
Among women, Ellen Marszalek-Gaucher,
associate director of University Hospitals, is
the highest-paid, receiving $121,000. Four of
the other eight women receiving over
$100,000 in salary, Dumas, Osborn, Vice
President for Research Linda Wilson, and En-
gineering Associate Dean Lynn Conway, are
administrators. The other three teach in the
Most of the high salaries go to faculty
members in the Medical School, Law School,
College of Engineering, School of Business
Administration, and the University adminis-
The average salary increase for faculty
members was 7.3 percent. Most administra-
tors received a 5 to 7 percent raise.
Salary expenses are a large portion of the
University's budget, said Edward Hayes, as-
sistant director for personnel. In the 1987-88
fiscal year, which ended June 30, the Univer-
sity spent over $702 million on salaries,
nearly 57 percent of the entire budget of more
than $1.3 billion.
For those who can't wait to buy the salary
supplement, here's the answer to the question
you're asking. Mark Orringer, section head of
the dept. of thoracic surgery, is the highest-
paid faculty member, making $202,248.
TOP 10 SALARIES
1Q Mark Orringer $202,248
dept. of thoracic surgery
Lazar Greenfield 194,488
chair, dept. of surgery
a Marvin Kirsh 178,637
prof. of thoracic surgery
0 George Zuidema 177,790
vice provost for medical affairs
® Julian Hoff 176,967
dept. of neurosurgery
SIrving Fox 166,869
UMH Clinical Research Center
and prof. of internal medicine
Paul Lichter 163,857
chair, dept of ophthamology
® Joseph Johnson 162,218
dean, Medical School
® John Forsyth 160,500
executive director, U Hospitals
@ David Kuhl 155,820
prof. of internal medicine
WASHINGTON (AP) - George
Bush sat down yesterday with Jesse
Jackson, the man who only a few
months ago he dubbed a "hustler
from Chicago" and said he will be
looking to the Democrat for sugges-
tions during his presidency.
"The campaign is over. I have no 2
arguments with the way the Rev-
erend Jackson conducted himself to-
wards me, and I hope it's the same
with him on a personal basis," Bush
Among the issues Bush and
Jackson said they discussed were
drugs, arms control, South Africa,
allegations of racism against Bush's
Republican presidential campaign
and foreclosure warnings sent by the
Reagan administration to thousands
of family farmers.
On the farm foreclosures, Jackson
said Bush had promised to have his B o0
staff meet with a group of farmers Dennis
with whom Jackson has been talking servatio
about the problem. Page 3.
BY KRISTINE LALONDE
Legal counsel for the Cornerstone Christian
Fellowship threatened last night to take the
Michigan Student Assembly to federal court for a
First Amendment violation if it derecognizes the
The Lesbian and Gay Rights Organizing
Committee filed a complaint with CSJ last night
asking for a derecognition on the basis of
discriminatory membership policies.
MSA had derecognized the group Oct. 4 for
sponsoring a concert on the steps of the Diag
that featured the song "God Hates Queer."
However, the Central Student Judiciary
overturned MSA's decision, ordering MSA to re-
Radon Information Day
focuses on public concerns
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) threatens to sue MSA
recognize the group, on the grouds that the
assembly did not give the fellowship due process.
Cornerstone's attorney Steve Jentzen said
derecognition would be a violation of the group's
Originally, LaGROC filed the complaint on
the basis of the homophobic nature of the Diag
concert, not on the present accusation of
discriminatory membership policies.
"We're not arguing about what they want to
say," said Rackham graduate student Linda Kurtz.
"The reason we are taking this up with CSJ is
because we as U-M students don't have to pay for
The MSA constitution states that it will not
recognize student groups who discriminate on the
basis of sexual preference.
Although they changed the complaint at last
night's hearing, Cornerstone did not attend the
session. Changes in complaints are allowed at
any time during a trial under the judiciary's
"LaGROC has decided to maximally respect
all speech, however reprehensible, that occurs on
the Diag," said LaGROC's legal counsel. "But
it's clear that CCF discriminates against gay men
and lesbians in its membership."
LaGROC members cited Cornerstone preacher
Mike Caulk's Diag sermons as proof of the
See MSA, page 3
BY NOELLE SHAD WICK
AND DAVID SCHWARTZ
Forty-nine percent of houses in
Ann Arbor have radon levels which
are at or above the level considered
safe by the Environmental Protection
Agency, health officials said yester-
day at a radon information forum.
The program - which was
sponsored by the University's Radon
Resource and Training Center to
inform members of the community
about radon - examined the causes
and health risks connected with the
radioactive gas along with ways to
prevent buildings from accumulating
unsafe quantities of it.
A colorless, odorless gas, radon is
the second largest cause of lung can-
cer, after smoking. Though the gas
itself usually leaves the body im-
mediately after being inhaled, it
eventually decays into four "radon
daughters," which damage the lining
of the lungs.
The EPA says homeowners
should worry if their houses contain
more than four picocuries per liter of
radon. In Washtenaw County, more
than 40 percent of the homes have a
radon level above this "action level,"
according to a recent state study.
Robert DeHaan, chief of Envi-
ronmental Monitoring in Lansing,
said Washtenaw is one of three
counties in the state with the largest
frequency of houses containing un-
safe levels of radon.
"Everyone should test their
homes," said Alex Johnson, execu-
tive assistant-of the American Lung
Association. Although tests may
show high levels of radon, several
speakers cautioned that levels may
change over time.
"There are things that will make
these levels change from month to
month such as barometric pressure,
ventilation and construction," said
Barry Johnson, director of Wash-
tenaw County's Environmental
Health Services. Radon levels vary
from summer to winter, Johnson
said, because houses receive less
ventilation in the winter when people
are trying to keep out cold air.
A colorless, odorless gas,
radon is the second largest
cause of lung cancer, after
John James, the University's
Director of Radiation Safety, said
more than 20 University buildings
have been tested for radon and showed
low levels of the gas.
Radon is highly concentrated in
soil, and enters houses and buildings
through cracks in concrete foun-
dations, said University Prof. of
Radiological Health Arnold Jacob-
son. Consequently, radon levels are
usually higher in basements than on
Jacobson said radon is a problem
that won't magically go away, and it
should be fixed like other house
concerns. "(Problems with radon)
don't end, but neither does the rain
coming through your roof," he said.
Jacobson said checking for cracks
in a house foundation or putting a
plastic coating between the soil and
the foundation would help reduce
radon flow into houses. In addition,
he said a new method of providing a
outlet for the gas to reduce the
amount that flows into houses hias
worked remakably well.
Decreasing the amount of radon irn
homes "is not something that has to
involve a great expenditure of
dollars," Barry Johnson said. "Cov-s
ering or sealing a (radon) source can
reduce the levels by half."
"This is one of the best radon
seminars I've been to," said John
Bower, who works for Radon
Control in Ann Arbor. "The people
here really seemed to know their
Jacobson said he thought the
forum went well, but said the poor
turnout isn't reflective of the com-
munity's concern. "I suspect by the
numbers of phone calls I've gotten
that there is a whole lot more
interest," he said.
Jernigan to run again for Mayor
BY DAVID SCHWARTZ
Ann Arbor Mayor Gerald Jernigan
announced plans this week to run for
a second two-year term as mayor, but
no Democratic challenger has stepped
forward to face the Republican in-
cumbent in the April 1989 election.
Jernigan, who was elected in
1987, said his work over the last
year-and-a-half demonstrates his abil-
ities as mayor. "I think we've done a
lot of the things we said we were
going to do," he said. "And we've
begun to work more on a bipartisan
Jernigan cited the continuing
problems of low-income housing and
crime as issues he would pursue fur-
ther if he wins re-election. He also
said new concerns about waste
dumping in Ann Arbor would be ad-
"From the city's standpoint, we
have to do something about (the
waste problem) immediately," Jerni-
gan said. Officials at the Ann Arbor
landfill have said it will be filled
within six months unless the city
succeeds in getting the Michigan
Department of Natural Resources to
approve an extension of the dump.
No Democrat has declared candi-
dacy for the mayoral race. Former
Mayor Edward Pierce - whom
Jernigan defeated in the 1987 election
- said he will decide in the next
week or two if he will run.
Other reputed candidates are Seth
Hirshorn, a former Ann Arbor City
Councilmember from the Fourth
Ward, and Larry Hunter (D-First
Ward). Candidates have until January
to file with the city to run for mayor.
Current councilmembers Jeff Ep-
ton (D-Third Ward) and Kathy Edgren
(D-Fifth Ward) have said they will
not run for an additional term on
council. Both were first elected in
1983 and are now in their third two-
"I've decided that I want a break
from being an elected official," Ed-
gren said. She said she has not ruled
out running again for council in
subsequent elections. "I don't count
out any possibilities for the future,"
Prof. has nothing to prove except teaching skill
BY MARION DAVIS
English Composition Board lecturer
Mark McPhail doesn't look at English as a
blowoff course, and tries to get his stu-
dents to take the same attitude.
"I take English seriously, and I expect
my students to take it seriously," said
McPhail. "I point out to them that writing
is a skill which demands a great deal of
"I don't have to prove myself (just)
because I'm Black."
As a lecturer, McPhail stressed that his
experience got him the job. "I have been
teaching for a while. I teach because I want
to teach and I work hard at it."
McPhail has been teaching communi-
cation theory. Dublic speaking. and com-
think in terms of the environment of LSA-S
where I am, but I think in terms of what es s.
I'm going to do," he said stressing that he prOb1em .
gets his student to work hard at being crit-
McPhail does, however, deal with is- dating of A
sues concerning race in the classroom. He Dream.
gave students examples of his literary
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