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Page 16-The Michigan Daily/New Student Edition - Thursday, September 6, 1990

PROVOST
Continued from Page 1
enhance the intellectual vitality of
the institution and promoting intel-
lectual respect and cooperation across
disciplines," Whitaker said. "These
will be years of great challenge and
great promise, and I look forward to
them."
University President James Dud-
erstadt cited Whitaker's successes in
his tenure as dean, including the de-
velopment of 16 joint degree pro-
grams between the Business School.
and other schools and colleges at the
University and an increase in the
number of minority MBA students.
This fall the school expects a 25
percent minority enrollment - the
largest of any major business school
in the country.
'Our principal
challenges will be
managing our
resources so we can
enhance the in-
tellectual vitality of
the institution'
-Gilbert Whitaker,
University Provost

"His strong personal vision has
helped to make the School one of
the top schools in the country,"
Duderstadt said.
Whitaker, who served as dean for
more than 11 years, was appointed
only one month after the announce-
ment of Vest's departure. The search
committee which recommended
Vest's appointment in 1988 was re-
convened to select the new provost.
"I met with the search commit-
tee, reviewed the candidates they had
suggested to me at that time and dis-
cussed the need to name a provost as
soon as possible," said Duderstadt.
Search committee member
Robert Weisbush,ichair of the
English department, said he was
"impressed by (Whitaker's) interest
in the ways institutions can encour-
age creativity and sensitivity in indi-
viduals."
The top five candidates recom-
mended by the committee in 1988
were Vest; Whitaker; Homer Neal,
chair of the Physics Department;
Mary Ann Swain, interim vice presi-
dent for student services; and John
D'Arms, dean of Rackham Graduate
School and vice provost for academic
affairs.
The regents honored Vest with a
}resolution and a standing ovation in
recognition of his years of service to
the University.
Vest, who currently holds one of
the top two administrative positions
at the University, is adding his name
to a growing list of officials leaving
the University to claim presidential
positions.
Linda Wilson, former vice presi-
dent for research, is now president of
Radcliffe College, and former presi-
dent Harold Shapiro holds the posi-
tion at Princeton.

ATHENEUM
Continued from Page 1
ments after their year is over.
It would be considerably different
from the Residential College or the
Pilot Program, said Assistant Dean
for Freshmen and Sophomore Years
David Schoem. "Those are liv-
ing/learning environments. This
would involve all faculty and all stu-
dents (in LSA)."
Other proposals include changes
to graduation requirements which en-
courage students to take too many
c.ourses simultaneously, which the
committee believes "dilutes the
course experience."
Changes in distribution require-
ments are also under discussion. The
committee plans to use the current
"Pattern B," which requires students
to take natural science, social
science, humanities, math and logi-
cal analysis, and creative expression
classes, as a model that will be ex-
panded upon.
Along with that proposal, the
committee also plans to emphasize
and expand upon three important ar-
eas with the Atheneum program: en-
couraging students to enroll in more
science courses, requiring students to
take a course from a large offering of
classes analyzing the concepts of
race, ethnicity and gender as well as
the influence of inequality on politi-
cal, economic, and cultural life. And
finally, the group wants to
strengthen and develop students'
thinking and writing skills.
LSA sophomore Tom Hall said
that he had difficulty contacting his
professors in lower-level classes, but
he received much more attention in
an upper-level philosophy class.
"The only reason I think we had
more attention was that it was a
smaller, upper-level class."
LSA sophomore Stephen Arelano
said his chemistry professor spent a
lot of time helping him last year,
but still said the program is a good
idea. "We're paying so much money
we shouldn't have to fight to get of-
fice hours."
Although nothing is definite-
the committee will meet all year to
raise new ideas and make decisions-
Assistant Dean David Schoem said
the initial feedback from faculty is
positive.
"It really depends on how faculty
and students react. If they think it's a
good idea, it will come out. This
year will tell," said Schoem.
BARS
Continued from page 5
culture while they're here and not
just isolate themselves in the dorms
and fraternity parties," said 21-year-
old Engineering student Jim
Steimel..
"I think its going to affect
recruitment on campus. People are
going to come here and see that all
the bars are 21 and older and may
decide to go someplace else,"
Steimmel said. "It's nice to know that
there are places where you can go
out and have fun. No matter how
you put it, even the brightest
students still want to go out and
party.
-Daily Staff Writer Dean
MacNeil contributed to this story.

Just say no
Engineering juniors Jeremy Smith and Adam Chaskin market Michigan State University shirts on South University yesterday. Sympathy for State
is not running high - they sold 200 shirts in three days.

No University ROTC

members

likely to see duty in Persian Gulf

By Amanda Neuman
Although President George Bush
has called several thousand reservists
for duty since the Iraqi invasion of
Kuwait last August, no one in the
University's Reserve Officer Train-
ing Corps (ROTC) has been sum-
moned or is likely to be deployed.
Ten of the University's ROTC
instructors are currently on active
duty, but because they are teaching,
they can not be mobilized. In addi-
tion, six cadets, who are University
ROTC juniors and seniors, are in the
reserve units and could be mobilized
with their units if summoned for

duty.
Last Thursday, the United States
Army put into effect a stop-loss,
said Lieutenant Colonel William
Gregor, chair of the Army ROTC.
The stop-loss stipulates that
"Anyone currently in active duty
will serve for the duration anywhere
that they are assigned. It is highly
unlikely that anyone at the Univer-
sity will be sent to Saudi Arabia,"
he said.
"If we went to full mobilization,
then the cadets who are seniors and
have completed advanced
camp...would be eligible for a basic

officers course early. Most are not'
likely to be called in a national
emergency," Gregor said.
Currently, the Army ROTC ac-
tive duty cadre consists of three in-
structors, five sergeants, one Na-
tional Guard captain, and one Army
major.
Major Roger Young, a reserve of-
ficer serving in active duty, is not
fearful of being called to duty. "I
wouldn't be in the army reserves if I
didn't think it was something I
couldn't handle," he said.
Young endorses the president's
actions and is thankful that no fight-

ing has occurred on home soil. "Oui
defense is based upon fighting the
battles before they come to our
shore," he said.
Joseph Bayerl, a reserve cadet
training officer for the Army ROT#
echoed Young's views. "We need t
insure that something as key [as
oil]...to the world economy is i
some stable hands," he said. Bayerl
is in the simultaneous members
program (SMP) and could be com-
missioned for service in eight
months. He greets the prospect of
duty with confidence. "It's some=
thing I'll cope with," he said.

HONORS
Continued from page 9
with the protester's actions.
Cedric Skillon, a first year stu-
dent from Detroit said, 'There's a
place and time for everything. I just
don't feel it was correct."
The convocation, which took
place at Hill Auditorium, attracted
1400 first-year students out of a
class of about 4500.
Students and faculty performed
short skits, poems, and monologues
aimed at reflecting the diversity of
students at the University.
Toward the end of the program,
Swain emphasized the independence

and freedom that students experience
at the University. She urged students
to use this freedom they find wisely
and explore new ideas.
Following the program students
attended an outdoor party with pizza,
hot dogs, and the music of the band
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