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Vol. Cl, No. 156 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, September 26, 1991 Copy''ht991
1 he Mrigan Day
by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Administration Reporter
A University search advisory
committee is approaching the final
stages in selecting a new vice presi-
dent for Student Services.
Mary Ann Swain, who has been
holding the Student Services post on
an interim basis since January 1990
in addition to her position as associ-
ate vice president for Academic
Affairs, is leaving the position for
the Academic Affairs position.
Associate Dean for Research and
Facilities John Jonides, the commit-
tee chair, said the committee is hop-
ing to make three recommendations
to University President James
Duderstadt for the position by the
end of next week.
The advisory board - composed
of staff, students and faculty - has
chosen two candidates that it will
recommend to Duderstadt. The
committee is in the process of se-
lecting a third candidate to recom-
mend, Jonides said.
Jonides said the two chosen can-
didates, whose names he would not
reveal, currently work off-campus.
"These candidates are senior of-
ficers at other universities. It could
jeopardize their own positions at
their universities if it became
known they are interviewing for po-
sitions at other universities,"
Jonides said the committee con-
sidered women and minorities in
making its recommendations.
"We have taken a close look at
both women and minority candi-
dates. Some have been-considered
very highly," Jonides said.
Swain is currently the only fe-
male vice president at the
Once the search committee makes
its recommendations, the
University will invite each of the
candidates to campus for an on-cam-
Connie Cook, assistant to the
University president, said the com-
mittee has not crafted a process for
the candidate's on-campus inter-
views, but that each of the candi-
dates will meet with Duderstadt.
According to the University's
job description for the position, the
vice president for Student Services
is accountable for 1,100 employees
and oversees a budget of more than
'U' slips to 22
of top schools
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Chen Lai, a graduate student at the University of Toledo, protests against Taiwan's nationalist government
in front of Lane Hall yesterday.
'U' Taiwanese students protest
Chinese interference in Taiwan
by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Higher Education Reporter
The University of Michigan has
slipped in its ranking against other
top U.S. colleges and universities
for the third year in a row, according
to a survey in the latest issue of U.S.
News and World Report magazine.
In this year's U.S. News Top 25
National Universities poll, the
University ranked 22nd. Last year, it
was ranked 21st, and it 1989, it was
The magazine uses a variety of
concrete and subjective criteria in
determining the rankings, including
faculty resources, average
SAT/ACT scores, total spending per
student, and incoming student
University officials said they do
not feel the survey is an adequate
reflection of the nation's best
"People would be hard pressed
to find a difference between a school
ranked 25th and a school ranked
50th," said Associate Director of
Admissions Donald Swain. "This is
not an accurate rating. It certainly
Executive Director of
University Relations Walter
Harrison said, "I don't think the
statistics bear the reality of the
situation. Student selectivity hurts
us because we accept 70 percent of
our students from in-state. We also
didn't do well in the total spending
per student category, but that
money is based on a formula, not a
Swain said he also believes the
"financial resources" category is a
factor in the University's dropping
rank, especially after the 1988
decision to include financial
allocations from state legislatures.
University President James
Duderstadt originally proposed the
inclusion of the state money into
"Most public schools are going
to be at a disadvantage because of
cuts in state allocations," he said.
Mel Elfin, the editor of the U. S
News report, said, "While the
survey may not be scientific, it
certainly is systematic. Seventy-five
percent of the weighting is based on
objective data submitted to us by
the school itself, and the other 25
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by Chastity Wilson
About 10 members of the
Michigan Taiwanese Student
Association gathered outside Lane
Hall - the location of the Center
for Chinese Studies - yesterday to
protest the recent arrest of two
Taiwanese professors and to sup-
port Taiwanese independence from
The two people were recently
arrested for their comments in the
Taiwanese Collegian, a publication
known for its criticism of the hu-
man and political rights abuses by
the Kuomintang (KMT).
The KMT is Taiwan's national-
ist government, which favors im-
proved relations with China.
University graduate and demon-
strator Yayi Cheng said, "This is
not an abstract ideology. In the
textbooks, Taiwanese are not sepa-
rated from the Chinese. We want
to establish our own cultural
"We want a better life for our
younger generation. We want them
to know that we have our own sep-
arate history," she added.
In the publication, the two pro-
fessors said Taiwan, which the
KMT refers to as the Republic of
China, should be permanently sepa-
rated from China and should im-
plement a democratic form of
One of the arrested people, Kuo
Pei-horng, who is also known as
George Kuo, is the president of the
U.S. headquarters of the World
United Formosans For
He was "blacklisted" in 1984
when Taiwanese authorities re-
fused to renew his passport. This
year, he was arrested in Taiwan on
See PROTEST, Page 2
Students say goodnight to Dr. Seuss
by Tami Pollak
Daily Staff Reporter
What makes a doctor? An ah-
stick? A poke?
Can a doctor only stop a cough or a
Not this doctor, this doctor was
special - the most special guy.
Ie could make you giggle and
wiggle right out of a cry.
With Sneetches and Hortons, and
four color fish
The flip-flapping doctor could
grant any wish.
Theodor Seuss Geisel - Dr.
Seuss - died Tuesday night after
being ill for several months at his
home in La Jolla, California. He
Theodor Seuss Geisel has passed
away, but in the hearts of children
young and old around the world,
Dr. Seuss will live forever.
"Everyone will miss Dr. Seuss.
Everyone. I don't know anyone
who doesn't like Dr. Seuss," said
Chris Hocking, assistant manager
of Border's Bookstore on State
"The Cat in the Hat and Green
Eggs and Ham were some of the
earliest books we ever had in
stock," Hocking said. "We sell as
many to younger people as we do
older people. His last book, Oh the
Places You'll Go, was the graduate
"The books strike the right
chord between self-help and a kid's
story. They offer encouragement.
He's much beloved," Hocking said.
The good doctor wrote and il-
lustrated 47 books, selling more
than 100 million copies in 18 lan-
guages. He received a Pulitzer
Prize in 1984 for his contribution
to children's literature.
He put a fox in sox, he dyed
green eggs and hams, let ziffs and
zuffs out of the box, and journeyed
to truffula tree lands.
But before Seuss ever saw a
grinch, let alone one who stole
Christmas, before he ever heard a
who, or learned of a turtle named
Yertle, he was a student of litera-
ture and cartoonist at Dartmouth
After graduation, Seuss, with
brains in his head, shoes over his
toes, set off to great places and it
was Paris he chose. But mingling
with Ernest Hemingway and James
Joyce soon proved a drag, and across
the Atlantic he made a zig-zag.
Back in the United States in
1937, Seuss published his first
children's book, ...And to Think
That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.
He immediately followed up his
success with four more books, the
last of which, Horton Hatches the
Egg, published in 1940, reflected
See SEUSS, Page 7
Tuition caps may be enforced at
'U' if House proposal is passed
by Stefanie Vines
Daily Government Reporter
The University may have to
limit tuition increases to the rate of
inflation if House Speaker Lewis
Dodak (D-Birch Run Area) has his
Dodak, Rep. Pat Gagliardi (D-
Drummond Island) and Rep. Morris
Hood (D-Detroit) are co-sponsoring
a constitutional amendment that
would give the state legislature -
not the University - the right to
limit tuition increases.
Dodak first introduced the
amendment July 31, but it was not
included in the state budget. He
will reintroduce it after the state
budget has been resolved Monday.
"A tuition cap will help the leg-
islature plan the higher education
budget," Dodak said in a press
statement. "It will also force these
institutions to be more accountable
for their budgets, since they won't
have unchecked tuition hikes to fall
Despite Dodak's claims that the
racenlntn wi; lf l .11 nrn. to .nrntinn
Sen. John Schwarz (R-Battle
Creek) agreed with Ehlers. "It is a
trendy political issue right now,"
Elsa Cole, the General Counsel
for the University, said the consti-
tutionality of such a proposal has
been debated before.
"The issue has been litigated as
to who can settle tuition at the
University. Power has been given to
the regents because the University is
autonomous," Cole said.
Cole said that if Dodak persists
in passing the resolution, the
University could take legal action.
U' might have to payn
and ne w buildngs uncle
by Stefanie Vines
Daily Government Reporter
The University will be forced to
pay more for financial aid if the
higher education bill passes in the
state House today.
The bill, which is based on a re-
"If the legislature is putting a
limit on tuition, we would consider
them vulnerable and subject to
questioning," she said.
Gagliardi said his motivation for
co-sponsoring the bill is to make
education more accessible to low-
"People in the state of Michigan
should have the right to a good edu-
cation that they can afford," he said.
"With this amendment we are giv-
ing them that right."
Gagliardi scoffed at the notion
of his sponsorship being a purely
See TUITION, Page 2
Cost refers to all maintenance,
custodial, and operational fees.
The House and Senate higher edu-
cation subcommittees met last week
to resolve these issues before issu-
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As part of their training class, teaching assistants take a pop quiz yesterday afternoon in Angell Hall.
Incoming TAs put to the test
by Tami Pollak
Daily Staff Reporter
training and Biology lecturer
Brownen Gates proved yesterday it
exercise in flapping our egos in
front of the classroom," he said.