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Today is the final day of Ann Arbor voter
registration for the March 17 Michigan
Primary.

"Hello, I'm Wilfred Brimley for Tampax." Is this
an advertising campaign from Hell or a little
gender-bending humor from Carol Leifer?

When the Michigan ice hockey team enters Ohio
State's Ice Rink tonight, the Wolverines will be
playing for a tie for first place in the Central
Collegiate Hockey Association.

Today
Coudy, rain later;
High: 40, Low: 34
Tomorrow
More clouds, rain; High 36, Low 28

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Vol. CI, No. 79 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, February 18, 1992TCopyrht @1992

Muslims

Candidates

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threaten
* Israel with
retalation
BEIRUT (AP) - Angry Shiite
Muslims took to the streets of Beirut
yesterday, vowing to avenge Israel's
assassination of the leader of the
pro-Iranian group Hezbollah. Israel
warned that any retaliatory raids
would carry "a very high price."
The Lebanese government sent
army reinforcements to the area. It
also lodged a complaint with the
United Nations Security Council
over the Israeli attack on Sunday.
Lebanon said it still planned to
attend the Middle East peace talks
scheduled to begin next Monday in
Washington. The Palestinians also
indicated they would attend, despite
two other Israeli attacks Sunday that
targeted refugee camps and PLO
bases in south Lebanon.
See MUSLIMS, Page 2

prepare for
N. H. primary

PAUL TAYLOR/Daily

Don't look down

University grounds employee Warren Douglas works from the bucket of a Hi-Ranger in the top of a tree high above the Law
Quad courtyard yesterday. Douglas strengthened the tree by securing cables between the branches.

'U' sets policy to hire women faculty

by Andrew Levy
Daily Campaign Issues Reporter
DOVER, N.H. - Candidates
traversed the state scrambling for
votes in New Hampshire today, the
day before the nation's first presiden-
tial primary.
The Democratic candidates: for-
mer Calif. Gov. Edmund "Jerry"
Brown; Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton;
Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin; Nebraska
Sen. Bob Kerrey; and former
Massachusetts Sen. Paul Tsongas,
and Republican candidate Pat
Buchanan made their final sweeps
today to stir support, and to make
sure voters get to the polls. First
lady Barbara Bush also campaigned
to rally support for President Bush.
Tsongas, appearing in
Portsmouth yesterday morning, ad-
dressed a relatively large and enthusi-
astic crowd of onlookers- to re-
spond to some of the criticisms that
have been levied against him in re-
cent days.
"I am an environmentalist,"
Tsongas said in response to charges
raised by the other candidates at
Sunday night's Democratic presiden-
tial debate that his pro-nuclear en-
ergy stance made him soft on the
environment.
"The environmentalists in this
state gave me their endorsement -
and it wasn't by accident," he said.
"There is one avid environmentalist
in this race, and you're looking at
him."
Tsongas also attempted to ex-
plain his burgeoning popularity, a

phenomenon that has perplexed
many analysts who did not give the
former senator much of a chance.
"Ideas. Ideas have power,"
Tsongas said. "People want the
truth. I'm not running for Santa
Claus - I'm running for president.
There's a difference."
Kerrey, lagging in the polls, was
also in southeastern New Hampshire
yesterday, speaking to a crowd of
University of New Hampshire stu-
'There is one avid
environmentalist in
this race, and you're
looking at him.'
- Paul Tsongas
Presidential candidate
dents. Kerrey took the offensive,
criticizing President Bush for his
economic plan.
"I don't believe that George Bush
knows what a job is to most peo-
ple," Kerrey said. "I really believe
that the president thinks that unem-
ployment is a thing that you use to
get rid of inflation."
On the Republican side, former
Nixon aide Pat Buchanan took a
whirlwind bus tour of the state, try-
ing to bring his anti-Bush message
home to the voters.
"Mr. Bush is running a sting op-
eration on the people of New
Hampshire, and he's not going to
get away with it a second time,"
See PRIMARY, Page 2

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by Purvi Shah
Daily Administration Reporter
In an effort to decrease disparity
between numbers of men and
women senior faculty members, the
University Office of Academic
Affairs is currently implementing a
special interim policy for the hiring
and recruitment of senior women
faculty.
Under the new policy, depart-
ments that are in the midst of a ju-
nior-level faculty search can request
the Office of Academic Affairs for
additional funds to select senior
women faculty members - associ-
ate professors or full professors.

Departments that can apply for
extra funds include those with only
one senior woman faculty member
and units where the percentage of
senior women faculty is less than the
calculated availability percentage in
the current workforce analysis.
Sixty-seven units can currently par-
ticipate in the program.
After departments complete a
search, the nominee must be ap-
proved by the specific school or col-
lege and the Office of Academic
Affairs. The Office of Academic
Affairs evaluates the faculty candi-
date for both a tenure position and
the allowance of the added incre-

mental funding.
The interim policy will continue
until 1995, when it will be reviewed
to determine its effectiveness.
Many officials cite a need for
providing an impetus in increasing
senior women faculty members. The
number of full female professors has
risen only 2 percent in the last 13
years - from 6 percent in 1978 to 8
percent in 1991, said Affirmative
Action Planning Officer Susan
Rasmussen.
"Because the number of women
students has grown a lot - both
graduate and undergraduate - but
the number of senior women faculty

hasn't grown proportionally, we're
concerned that we don't have
enough senior women to mentor
students and junior faculty," said
Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Gilbert Whitaker.
According to a 1989 study of the
number of full-time women faculty
members at 11 universities, six of
the institutions had a larger propor-
tion than the University's 21 percent
full-time women faculty, said
Director of the Center for the
Education of Women Carol
Hollenshead.
"It's clear that we've made rela-
See WOMEN, Page 2

Professor, decried
" for racist remarks,
to speak tonight
by Mona Qureshi
Daily Staff Reporter

A New York professor who has
stirred controversy for allegedly
making racist remarks against Jews
and whites will speak at the
University tonight.
Leonard Jeffries, chair of the
Black studies department at the City
University of New York (CUNY), is
scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. in the
Union Ballroom.
The Black Student Union is
sponsoring Jeffries' visit. Members
said they did not want to comment
before the speech.
Notorious for comments such as
calling Jews "dogs" in a class he

taught three years ago and saying,
"You can't trust the white boy" last
summer at a cultural festival in
Albany, N.Y., Jeffries has been put
on a one-year probation at CUNY
after teaching there for 20 years.
Jeffries' remarks sparked protests
in New York and a ban by the Seton
Hall University administration from
speaking.
The chancellor of Seton Hall,
Rev. Thomas Peterson, released a
statement Feb. 6 which said Jeffries
did not uphold traditional Catholic
values.
See JEFFRIES, Page 2

Yeltsin requests U.S.
loan guarantees to
" ensure grain purchase

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian
President Boris Yeltsin asked
Secretary of State James Baker yes-
terday for an additional $600 million
in credit guarantees so his country
can buy American grain to feed its
people.
Yeltsin also said he hoped to be
* able to announce at a July summit in
Washington an agreement on further

Baker by surprise, American offi-
cials said, but he promised to take it
to Washington for consideration.
"I have no doubt in the positive
response of the United States,"
Yeltsin said with Baker at his side
after a three-hour meeting in the
Kremlin.
The United States has already
provided $3.75 billion in grain cred-

Books and periodicals damaged by flooding in the Chemistry library dry in front of fans in the Chemistry Building yesterday.
Pipe bursts n Chemistry Buildingcausiflood

by Nicole Malenfant
Daily Staff Reporter
The Chemistry Building
Campus- Computing Site and
Library shut down yesterday be-
cause of a massive flood around 6
a m afte'r a twn-inch water nine

lieve the flood shows structural
problems within the building. "Old
pipes and Ann Arbor water tend not
to get along after 70 or 80 years of
service," he said.
Workers said the damage is hard
to assess at this point. "We won't

said that when she came in at 8 a.m.
the library looked "as if it were
raining. It was a torrential down-
pour."
Primich said she and other
workers spent six hours moving
damaged books out of the library

containing ceiling tiles, Blackburn
said. Although he said the asbestos
should not be a problem, many of
the tiles have fallen to the ground
and others are damaged.
"We want to make sure the
damaged tiles are removed and the

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