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comment on the candidates are lead-
ers in student groups such as the
Black Student Union, the Pan Hel-
lenic Council, the Residence Hall
Association, the Michigan Student
Assembly and Rackham Student
"I think there is an illusion on
campus that students leaders repre-
sent the student voice," Cherbeuliez
said. She suggested that a random se-
lection of students would provide a
broader sample of student opinions.
Cherbeuliez was also concerned
that the candidates picked by the
original committee were chosen
from an administrative point of
view rather than from the perspec-
tye of students' needs.
"I think the advisory committee
probably did a very good good job of
meeting the president's needs in
finding three, not-off-the-wall suit-
able candidates," she said. "I happen
to think a good candidate for the
vice president of Student Services is
somebody who is a representative of
the students to the executive
Katie Kendell, president of the

Pan Hellenic Council, said she was
pleased at the administration's ef-
forts to include student input in the
"I appreciated being consulted
and having a chance to meet the can-
didates," Kendell said.
Other students agreed there was
adequate student input in the search
"(The search) was handled very
fairly. It was handled well because
students were involved in every
process of the search," said Univer-
sity Activities Center representa-
tive Joe Merendino. "It would have
been nice if more students could
have been involved."
Chuck Han, a member of MSA's
Minority Affairs Committee, said
that although she is glad Black stu-
dents were consulted, "It would
have been nice for more minority
groups to have been involved."
The search process has been con-
ducted in secret and administrators
have refused to disclose the final-
ists' names.
Duderstadt said he felt a private
search process was justified because
a public process would limit the
field of candidates.
"I don't believe any University

can get any good candidates in a pub-
lic process. It would cripple the
University and other institutions,"
Duderstadt said in an interview ear-
lier this month.
Booth Newspapers, the Ann Ar-
bor News' parent company, is suing
the University for violating the
Open Meetings Act when it con-
cealed the names of the finalists in
the 1988 University presidential
search which finally named
The judge has not handed down a
decision in the case, which was ar-
gued before the Michigan State
Court of Appeals last March.
University General Counsel Elsa
Cole said if Booth wins the suit, the
court may instruct the University
to hold informal public hearings or
release certain documents.
Duderstadt said he did not think
the University should release the
candidates' names for the post.
After reviewing the recommen-
dations of the original search com-
mittee and the students and admin-
istrators who interviewed the can-
didates, Duderstadt is expected to
make a final decision on the student
services position near the end of Oc-

Lenders turn down minorities
more than whites, study shows

Lenders turn down Blacks and His-
panics for home loans much more
often than whites and Asian-Ameri-
cans, no matter what their income,
federal regulators said yesterday.
Last year, money-lending insti-
tutions rejected 33.9 percent of ap-
plications for conventional mort-
gages from Blacks, 21.4 percent
from Hispanics and 22.4 percent
from American Indians. Rejection
rates were just 14.4 percent for
whites and 12.9 percent for Asian-
Federal Reserve Gov. John
LaWare said the figures, compiled
from 6.4 million loan applications
submitted to 9,300 lenders, were
"worrisome data, but I'm not pre-
pared to say there's discrimination
until we get further into it."
He called for follow-up exami-
nations of selected lenders to find
out why they are rejecting minority
The rejection rates do not take

into account such factors as appli-
cants' credit and employment histo-
ries, and current debt loads.
Chris Lewis of the Association
of Community Organizations for
Reform Now, ACORN, said thy
figures were "not only an indict-
ment of the banking system but a
testament to the inadequacy of regu-
latory efforts to eliminate mort-
gage discrimination."
Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez (D-
Texas) chair of the House Banking
Committee, called on President
Bush to hold a White House summit
meeting of community groups, civil
rights organizations and local gov-
ernment officials to devise a strat-
egy for dealing with the issue.
"We are very concerned about
these statistics," said Rob Dugger,
chief economist of the American
Bankers Association.
The rejection patterns were simi-

lar when applicants were grouped
by income level. Among low-in-
come applicants, 40.1 percent of
Blacks were rejected, 31.1 percent of
Hispanics, 17.2 percent of Asians
and 23.1 percent of whites.
In the highest income group, the
denial rates were 21.4 percent for
Blacks, 15.8 percent for Hispanics,
11.2 percent for Asians and 8.5 per-
cent for whites.
The study found no significant
difference in rejection rates by gen-
der, with 19.9 percent of conven-
tional applications from women re-
jected and 20 percent from men. The
denial rate for couples was 14.2 per-
In 19 large cities examined,
Boston had the highest rejection rate
for Blacks, 34.9 percent, and Wash-
ington, D.C., the lowest, 14.4 per-
cent. Houston had the highest rejec-
tion rate for Hispanics, 25.7 percent,
and Minneapolis the lowest, 8 per-

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as a deterrent, but from our perspec-
tive, the way to get the most change
is by promoting contact between the
fraternities and their neighbors," he
Councilmembers expressed ap-
preciation for the efforts of the
Greek community, noting that
Greek houses were not responsible
for any of the 12 noise violations
given over homecoming weekend.
"It is a compliment to the stu-
dents, who are conducting them-
selves the way that they should be,"
said Mark Ouimet (R-4th Ward).
Council members stressed that
although the noise ordinance applies
to the entire community, it is im-
portant that students are aware of
"With a transient student popu-
lation, there is a need to constantly
reinforce the ordinance," said Ingrid
Sheldon (R-2nd Ward).
Mayor Liz Brater suggested that
student orientation groups should
be familiarized with this and all
other city ordinances that affect
The noise ordinance, which used
to have a set fine of up to $500 for
any violation, now separates pun-
ishments according to the number of
offenses, Grady said.
The limit of two years for sub-
sequent offenses was added to the
ordinance because it is a "realistic
calendar" for the changeover of
apartment landlords and others, he
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their relationship.
Although the University will be
paying the city less, Police Chief
Douglas Smith said the city will
benefit overall through reduced per-
sonnel costs.
"Basically, what we're doing
from the city perspective is cutting
the personnel down significantly
..." Smith said.
Also under the agreement, city
officers will enforce city ordinances
and state statues "in accordance
with city policies."
This issue erupted in April when
city officials withdrew Ann Arbor
police from campus during the an-
nual Hash Bash, because they did not
comply with the University's en-
forcement of higher state marijuana
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with the cigarette industry, is likely
to be decided by July.
"It sounds like they're dead-
locked on some issues. But it doesn't
tell us anything," said Cynthia
Walters, a lawyer for the family of
Rose Cipollone.
Mrs. Cipollone, from Little
Ferry, NJ., died in 1984 from lung
cancer at age 58. She had smoked
cigarettes for 42 years.
"There are myriad issues," said
Ms. Walters. "And they could be
unanimous on many and deadlocked
on just one."
The central issue is whether fed-
erally required warnings on
cigarette packs shield manufacturers
from suits alleging that their adver-
tising conceals the hazards of smok-

ing. The warnings are authorized by

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15 Lebanese detainees" earlier yes-
terday, the statement said.
Earlier there had been conflict-
ing reports over Turner's where-
abouts, beginning yesterday evening
when an Iranian news agency said he
had been released. A senior Syrian
official later cast doubt on whether
the release had taken place.
U.S. officials, speaking on condi-
tion of anonymity, indicated the
United States had been told that
Turner was free, but didn't know
exactly where he was.
An editor in the Beirut office of
the Iran's Islamic Republic News
Agency said Turner was set free at 8
p.m. (2 p.m. EDT). The editor, who
refused to be identified, said he had
no further details.
He did not know where the 44-
year-old computer science professor
had been let go.
Nine Westerners, including
Turner, are being held in Lebanon.
Earlier yesterday, Israel freed 15
Lebanese prisoners. The releases be-
gan eight hours after the Islamic Ji-
had for the Liberation of Palestine

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necessary to the University. The
University could still function
without it," Truscott said.
Earl Nelson, the director of
Minority Equity for the state
Department of Education, said the
cut reflects Engler's changing opin-
ion of what constitutes diversity.
"This cut definitely shows that
Engler does not seriously regard the
issue of recruiting minority faculty
members at state universities," he
said. "I'm not in the Governor's
chair, but I do think this shows the
lack of importance he places on ob-
taining diversity in universities."
But Truscott said Engler is still
committed to diversity.
"There are still a number of pro-
grams that will bring minority pro-
fessors to universities," he said.
"The state does not need to fund
those programs when the universi-
ties can bring in their own minority
faculty members."
Nelson said, "The purpose of the
program was in trying to get recog-

said it would release a hostage
within 24 hours, or by 6 p.m. EDT
The group also holds American
Alann Steen. It did not mention ei-
ther captive by name, but its state-
ment was accompanied by a picture
of Turner.
The prisoner releases occurred
despite the ongoing battle between
Israel and Shiite Muslim guerrillas
in southern Lebanon.
Islamic Jihad issued a statement
later saying the Israeli raids into
southern Lebanon yesterday threat-
ened the delicate process.
Israeli warplanes blasted a guer-
rilla base of the pro-Iranian
Hezbollah, or Party of God, wound-
ing three civilians. The raid came a
day after a Hezbollah bomb attack
in the same region killed three Is-
raeli soldiers.
Hezbollah is believed to be the
parent group for Shiite factions
holding most of the eight Western-
ers missing in Lebanon.
The remaining missing Western-
ers are four Americans, two Ger-
mans, a Briton and an Italian.




nized minority scholars to come to
Michigan and have an impact on stu-
dents in the classroom. Ninety per-
cent of tenured faculty state-wide
are white, compared to 18 percent of
students who are minorities. These
statistics greatly show the need for
more faculty members of color at
Engler also cut the Teacher
Excellence Program, which re-
warded outstanding professors.
But Holbrook said the cut to the
King/Chavez/Parks program is a
more serious loss to the University.
"We have several programs of
our own to reward excellent teach-
ers, but we don't have any programs
like the minority recruitment pro-
gram," he said. "This is a drop in the
bucket and the state didn't do its
homework when it cut this pro-
Holbrook said the situation
could be worse.
"Considering our alternatives
we have to consider ourselves very
fortunate. The cut is a problem, but
it is not major," he said.

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