The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 12, 1989 - Page$
CBS show will
visit 'U'in Feb.
BY LISA FROMM
Three years ago it was Willard
Scott and Bryant Gumbel.
Next month it will be Kathleen
Sullivan and Harry Smith.
Sullivan and Smith, anchors of
the "CBS This Morning" news pro-
gram, are expected to bring their
show to the University next month,
as Scott and Gumbel did in 1985
with "The Today Show."
Barring any technical difficulties,
the two-hour-long program which
will air live Feb. 3, will capture
campus life - both good and bad -
at the University.
Camera crews may be on campus
as early as Monday to tape events in
conjunction with Diversity Day, said
Jay Kernis, a CBS planning producer
of series and special projects. Al-
though some interviews may be
taped, most of the show will be
broadcast live from Ann Arbor, ac-
cording to Senior Producer Bob Ep-
Michigan was chosen, Kernis
said, "because it's a big, diverse,
school that has an excellent reputa-
tion, important academic and athletic
"Ann Arbor is a great place. It's
the kind of school that has the prob-
lems that many large universities
have and they seem to be trying to
solve those problems," he said.
The recent selectiort of James
Duderstadt as president and his
Michigan Mandate plan piqued the
interest of CBS officials.
"We're interested in how Univer-
sities are planning for the next
decade given economic realities in
this country," Kernis said. "It's in*-
teresting that Michigan has a new
President that is looking ahead to the
future and is making plans."
The Mandate is the University's
plan to increase racial and ethnic di-
versity on campus, and to "face"
these issues into the 21st Century'
Duderstadt has said.
Although CBS has not yet de-
cided on a main focus, posssible
topics include academic standards,
college athletics, funding, and dorm.
life, as well as questions about race,
sex, and behavior, said Kernis.
Weather forecaster Mark
McEwen will accompany Smith and
Sullivan to campus. CBS officials
plan to interview students, faculty,
and prominent alumni on the show.
The actual broadcast site is still
unknown, although Keith Molin,
University director of communica-
tions, said the University will sug-
gest several sites, and brisk February
temperatures may drive the program
to warmer quarters.
When NBC brought "The Today
Show" to Ann Arbor on October 16,
1985 it was in tandem with a broad-
cast from Brown University in
Rhode Island. The program con-
trasted Michigan, a large, midwest-
em, public university, to the smaller,
Eastern, private college.
The NBC show was broadcast
from the Diag and drew 35
protesters from the Latin American
Solidarity Committee who were
demonstrating against what they
viewed as inadequate media cover-
age of U.S. bombing of El Salvador.
Art from the masses
LSA junior Mike Lechner and LSA senior Melanie Liss visit the "informal winter weather open salon" - an exhibit
which accepted submissions from any community member - in the Jean Paul Slusser Gallery at the Art School.
New policy administrator named
IBY DAVID SCHWARTZ
Darlene Ray-Johnson, currently a
University residence hall coordinator,
has been selected as the permanent
Discriminatory Acts Policy Admin-
Strator, a position created after the
University's Board of Regents ap-
proved the policy last April.
Ray-Johnson will replace Cynthia
Straub, who has been acting as in-
terim policy director since April.
The position will entail inform-
ing students about methods for deal-
ing with discriminatory activity, as
well as handling complaints filed
under the policy. The search for an
Odministrator of the program was
handled by Roselle Wilson, assistant
to Vice President for Student Ser-
vices Henry Johnson, who said over
100 people applied for the position.
Wilson said a permanent ap-
pointment would not be officially
announced for several days, and
would not confirm the choice of
Ray-Johnson. However, Ray-John-
son said she had been informed of
her selection, and was eager to get
"I'm looking forward to getting
in there to work with student groups
and faculty," she said.
Ray-Johnson has been at the
University for three years, and took
over as Couzens Hall building direc-
tor two years ago.
The policy can be used as a way
"to educate the campus about dis-
criminatory acts, and hopefully as a
deterrent of such acts," Ray-Johnson
said. She expects to begin her new in a really fair, timely manner," she
role Feb. 1. said.
Straub said the best advice she When Ray-Johnson takes over,
could give Ray-Johnson would be to Straub will return to her position as
handle all cases as expediently as director of the Student Organization
possible. Development Center in the Michi-
"It's important to handle the cases gan Union.
Bruce Belcher was incorrectly identified in yesterday's Daily. Belcher is a
r member of the Michigan Student Assembly's Rules and Elections
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
"Evolution of the Termination
of Female Reproduction in
'Hom o Sapiens" - Kim Hill,
Ph.D., Dept. of Anthro., Rackham
East Lecture Room, Third Floor, 4
"How Safe is Your Food?"
Lawrie Mott, National Resources De-
fense Council, Rackham Amphithe-
atre, Fourth Floor, 8 pm.
"A Nonviolent Path to a
Palestinian State" - Mubarak
Awad, Palestinian-American, non-vio-
lent activist, Rm. 100 Hutchins Hall,
Law School, 7:30 pm.
"Business Law and the Experi-
ence of a Judge" - Sponsored by
the Undergraduate Law Club, Michi-
gan Union, Wolverine Rm., 7-8 pm.
Refreshments to follow.
"The Organic Does Not
Deconstruct" - G. Birkerts,
Chrysler Aud., 7:30 pm.
"The Buddhist Poetry of Senshi
the Kamo Priestess" - E. Ka-
mens, Lane Hall Commons, 12 noon.
"Constructing a Traditional
Economic Institution: Market
Traders as Africans, Assantes
& Women" - G. Clark, 4051
LSA, 12 noon.
Visiting Writers Series - Al
Young, Reading from his work,
Rackham East Conference Rm., 5 pm.
The public is invited.
U of M Association of Black
Journalists - Will not be meeting
Meeting - Hillel, 7 pm. Join one
of the hottest film co-ops.
Summer in Israel? - Hillel, 10
am-2:30 pm. Representatives of the
Jewish Agency's kibbutz aliyah desk
will be at Hillel to answer any ques-
Mission:Tuition - Mass Meet-
ing, Michigan Union, Anderson
Rms., 8-9 pm.
Basement Arts Mass Meeting
- Arena Theater, Frieze Bldg., 5 pm.
Produces student theatre performance
Hospital Volunteers - Info.
Meeting, Hospital Rm. 2C108, 4-5
Buy Books - Michigan League, 1-
7 pm. Cash only.
Interviewing Lecture - 1006
Dow, 3:30-5 pm.
Employer Presentation: Aetna
Life & Casualty - Career Plan-
ning Placement Center, Conference
Rm., 5-6 pm.
Israeli Dancing - Hillel, 7:30-10
pm. Join Leah Sadras for one hour of
instruction with one hournof open
dancing. Beginners and advanced are
Dance Gallery Studio - 14 week
winter session begins. Classes in
Modern, Ballroom Couples, Ballet,
and Children's Classes 4-12. Reason-
able rates..Julie at 761-2728.
Music at Mid-Day - Tenor
Outta the Way! Associated Press
A heavy earth-moving machine yesterday clears away rocks accumulated after Tuesday's blasting operations near a flock
of penguin at a French airstrip now under construction. Greenpeace environmental protectionists continued to occupy
the southern end of the controversial airstrip on Antarctica.
Bill would execute
Reach 40,000 readers after c'ass,
M A G A Z I N E
LANSING (AP) - Anyone con-
victed of shooting to death a driver
on a Michigan highway would face
the death penalty under a constitu-
tional amendment introduced yester-
day by'a state lawmaker.
The measure was introduced by
Rep. Joe Porreca (D-Trenton) in re-
sponse to recent random shootings
on freeways in the Detroit area.
If the victim is injured by does
not die, Porreca said the assailant
would be sentenced to life in prison
without parole. Someone who dis-
charges a firearm but does not hit
anyone on the highway should be
sentenced to at least 10 years in
prison, under the bill,
The shootings would be consid-
ered a felony.
The constitutional amendment
would be necessary because the state
constitution bans capital punish-
Lt. Vern Reidsma said he hadn't
seen the bill, but the Michigan State
Police normally does not take a
stand on the death penalty because it
is considered a moral issue.
Reidsma, a legislative liaison for
the department said he believes cap-
ture and conviction of highway
shooters are more effective deterrents
than the length and severity of a
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