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Housing committee
to disclose finalists

Howard bids farewell to 'U'

Responding to concerns that the
next Housing director might not be
sufficiently sensitive to minorities, the
chair of the search committee repeat-
edly said yesterday that the names of
the three to five finalists would most
likely be made public.
"We can make (the finalists) avail-
able for public scrutiny," search com-
mittee chair Gary Brewer, dean of the
School of Natural Resources, told a
small group of students and staff at a
forum for public comments.
Under the tentative plan outlined
by Brewer during the 45-minute meet-
ing, finalists would first interview with
the committee and then be made avail-
0 ble for public hearings to discuss their
The move is a highly unusual one.
University searches for high-level ad-
ministrators are for the most part held
behind closed doors. The names are
finalists are almost never made public.
Even during the University's 1988
presidential search, the University re-
fused to release the names of finalists.
Brewer stressed that no decisions
Oad been made and that committee

would finalize arrangements after hav-
ing read resumes.
But in response to later questions as
to whether he planned to make the
names of finalists available, Brewer
said "absolutely."
Ken Lee, a first-year graduate stu-
dent, said he had concerns as to whether
the new housing director would be
"sufficiently committed to diversity."
"We need to ensure that the candi-
date thinks diversity is important," Lee
LSA junior Nicole Jones, said she
was concerned that the committee could
not be assured that the Housing direc-
tor would be sensitive to student con-
cerns without meeting with members
of the public.
Associate Dean of Students Delories
Sloan, a committee member,Dagreed
with Jones that the new director must
be concerned with diversity.
"We must be sure that not only do
they 'talk the talk,' but that the 'walk
the walk,"' she said.
Brewer noted that the Unversity
was adverstising the position in affir-
mative action" journals, and pledged
that they would "do its best to guaran-
See HOUSING, Page 2

Juwan Howard was the first mem-
ber of the Fab Five to sign with Michi-
gan in 1990.
Yesterday, he became the second to
With Michigan coach Steve Fisher
sitting beside him, Howard announced
his decision to forego his senior year
with the Wolverines and make himself
eligible for the NBA draft in June.
The 6-foot-9 junior ended specula-
tion surrounding his future with the
Wolverines. Because he had stated ear-
lier in his career with Michigan that he
would not leave the school until earn-
ing his degree, many thought Howard
would remain in Ann Arbor for his
final year.
Yet, Howard knew it was time for
him to move on.
"I have to think about what's best
for Juwan," the center said. "I didn't
rush my decision. I thought it over
during the spring last year and the
summer. As the season progressed I
thought about it strongly."
And as Howard's thinking grew, so
did his presence in the Wolverines'
offense. He led Michigan in both scor-
ing (20.8 ppg) and rebounding (8.9
rpg), earning third-team All-American
honors from The Associated Press and

Basketball Times. His efforts enabled
him to also join Purdue's Glenn
Robinson as the only other unanimous
selection for the All-Big Ten first team.
Howard and Fisher talked of the
Chicago native's future for nearly two
hours last week. The conversation,
which began on a drive around Ann
Arbor and concluded in the Wolver-
ines' lockerroom, was an emotional
experience for both player and coach.
"I talked first," Fisher said. "Then
he listened and reacted. Then he talked.
He agonized over it. He wanted to
make sure he was prepared. We both
cried when he told me what he wanted
to do. He cried like a baby."
During this time together, Fisher
attempted to talk Howard out of giving
up his senior year; something, Fisher
said, he did not do with former Michi-
gan star Chris Webber last year, but did
do with Sean Higgins in 1990. Fisher
told Howard that in his senior year he
could create a legacy at Michigan but
Howard decided to stick with his deci-
sion, albeit a difficult one.
Howard admitted that when he
spoke to his teammates, he "couldn't
finish what (he) had to say to them.
"This is one of the toughest deci-
sions I have ever faced in my life.
See HOWARD, Page 16

Michigan assistant coach Brian Dutcher walks with Juwan Howard, who
announced he would give up his final year at Michigan for the NBA.

Textbook increases have outpaced inflation

Students will soon be lining up to s
heir textbooks back to the bookstores frc
where they came. Many will be wonderi
why they are getting so little back for inve
ments madejust months earlier. Some oft
books will be dog-eared, others will1
marked up with a highlighter, but these a
not the reasons why they will be getting
low price for theibooks.
According to an annual survey by t
College Board, college textbook costs ha
&sen more than 90 percent in the last c
cade. During the same time, the consun
price index rose by only 50 percent.
U.N. says
Gorazde is
Serb attack
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina
(AP)-- Confounded by Bosnian Serb
guns they cannot silence, international
mediators and U.N. officials acknowl-
q ged yesterday there was nothing they
uld do for the terrorized Muslim
enclave of Gorazde.
"The town is at their mercy," said
U.N. commander for Bosnia, Lt. Gen.
Sir Michael Rose. "We are on the edge
of a major humanitarian catastrophe."
While Serb artillery pounded
Gorazde, U.N. efficials said Serb lead-
ers had committed yet again to a cease-
' re and the deployment of U.N. troops
the eastern enclave, home to an
estimated 65,000 people. Buttherewas
no immediate sign it would be any-
thing different from other broken
pledges in recent days.
Russia's special envoy, Vitaly
Churkin, lashed out at Serb leaders
aftpr a mwtrkpndof trvina ton man;tiapa

The new college textbook market is
worth $2 billion a year, according to the
Association of American Publishers. The
used book market, which has been steadily
growing, accounts for nearly 25 percent of
all books sold at college stores.
Michigan Book and Supply sells closer
to 20 percent used books. "That's not the
way I would like to have it," says Irv Scheel,
the store's textbook manager.
"We make more money on the used
textbooks, plus we get to give the kids back
some cash," Scheel said.
Lynn Gorecki, manager of the Barnes
and Noble bookstore in the Michigan Union,
agreed. "Students get the impression that

we don't want to give them money," she
said. "If I can give them 50 percent on their
books, it is a win-win situation for every-
Why then, if bookstores want to buy
back books at half the new price, are so
many students getting back only a small
portion of what they paid? The biggest
problem, according to both Scheel and
Gorecki, is that professors are not turning in
their orders on time.
"Only 7 to 8 percent of the textbook
orders are in now, and next week is already
buyback time," Scheel said.
Without orders for the Fall term, the
bookstores are not willing to gamble on

whether or not a book is going to be used the
next year.
"I can't tie up money and then have to
sell it on the used book market for a loss if
the professor decides not to use the text next
term," Scheel said.
The bookstores claim to pay 50 percent
of the new cost of the book if it is on order
for the next term. If it has not been ordered,
the stores will buy it back to sell on the
wholesale market for a fraction of its new
value. More and more recently, however,
many books are not worth anything on the
wholesale market.
In order to combat the used book mar-


Cathy's story comes
through in cartoons
LSA commencement speaker and cartoonist Cathy
Guisewite says her life is an example that anything is
possible if you listen to your mother.
Guisewite graduated from the University in 1972 with a
bachelor's degree in English. She worked in an advertising
agency in Detroit as a writer for four years. With no
background in artor cartooning, illutrstrationsof Guisewite's
personal life in letters she sent home landed herwith a career
as a cartoonist.
"I had a great career and a miserable love life," she said.
"I wrote about the changing world for women in the late
'70s. I had to decide what kind of woman to be -was I part
of the old generation or the new one?"
In her letters, Guisewite said she started illustrating her
feelings. She said her mother encouraged her to submit her
drawings to publishers.
"My mother, like all mothers, felt that everything her
daughters did should be published and encouraged me to
submit my drawings," she said.
Guisewite said her mother's persistence motivated her
toward her success.
See CATHY, Page 2

Lynn Rivers announces her bid for Congress yesterday.
iverS runs for House
Setting the tone of her campaign, Lynn Rivers cast aside
a prepared speech and instead delivered an informal address
yesterday at Washtenaw Community College as she an-
nounced her bid for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Rivers, a Democrat who represents Ann Arbor and the
University's Central Campus in the state House, becomes
the fifth candidate to enter the race.
Rivers admitted that little separates her from Demo-
cratic rivals. Instead, she said the campaign will center on
"who you can trust to advocate your concerns."
In an address to about 30 Democratic activists and
politicians at the college's Job's Skills Center, Rivers made
education a cornerstone of her campaign. The former Ann
Arbor School Board member said she favors increasing
funding for schools.
"The only way our children will succeed is the way we
See RIVERS, Page 2

"LIZ"ET LI"rPMaily
These are some of the caffeinated items available at the Michigan Union
Bookstore for students to consume as they gear up for exams.
Dr. Kevorian 'siassistd
suicde trial begins today

DETROIT (AP) -A videotape of
a debilitated Thomas Hyde asking Dr.
Jack Kevorkian to help him commit
nide ghnuld he hanned frnm trial

Onthe 30-minute tape, Hyde, trem
bling in pain from Lou Gehrig's dis-
ease, says in a nearly inaudible voice,
"T want tn nd this T want tn die"

Looking home, area Buddhist prepares for Lama

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