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September 9, 1997
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y Chris Metinko
aily Staff Reporter
In a meeting designed to better the
lations between the faculty and the
ministration, the new University
r*t and the faculty's governing
ody met for the first time yesterday to
nd ways the two groups can effective-
Provost Nancy Cantor pledged to
rengthen the previously strained rela-
onship between the faculty and the
ffice of the Provost. And members of
ie Senate Advisory Committee on
niversity Affairs listened attentively
nd offered their assistance.
It certainly has varied," SACUA
der Barbara MacAdam, who leads
le education and information services
brary, said about past relations. "It has
ot always been ideal."
MacAdam said that the provost has a
responsibility to work with faculty."
Cantor said she wants to continue to
ake improvements, which began
nder her predecessor, J. Bernard
" y sense is that things have been
e g closer and closer, and I'd like to
eep that going," Cantor said.
MacAdam said that in a school as
rge and diverse as the University,
ere must be an atmosphere of cooper-
tion and shared values between the
rovost and the faculty.
During the short half-hour meeting
ith SACUA, Cantor stressed that the
rovost's office must uphold a certain
et of core values.
' see it as my responsibility, my
e's responsibility, and (University
resident Lee Bollinger's) office's
sponsibility not to shy away from val-
es," Cantor said. "I will be willing to
tand forth for what I believe."
Some of these beliefs include con-
'nuing to make the University a
ader in interdisciplinary research,
hich some feel could be in danger
ecause of a new system called valued
ered management, a method of
Ilocating money to schools within the
In this new form of budgeting, each
chool within the University is respon-
ible for its own budget, instead of a
entral department paying for each
chool's common expenses and then
iving extra money for the school's
See SACUA, Page 5
rip will be her first to
he Middle East, where
JERUSALEM - As U.S. Secretary
f State Madeleine Albright makes her
irst trip to the Middle East today, the
rab-Israeli peace process is at a nadir
nd few here expect her visit to do any
, eli peace agreements with the
inians hang by a thread, Israel's
ar with Hezbollah guerrillas in
banon is intensifying, and political
bservers see little chance for major
dvances between Israel and Syria.
Although Palestinian Authority
resident Yasser Arafat initiated a
oundup of Islamic extremists on yes-
erday, arresting about 30 suspected
embers of violent groups ahead of
ght's visit, U.S. officials said the
irst item on her agenda is still to press
im for greater security cooperation
ollowing two multiple suicide bomb-
ngs in Jerusalem that have killed 20
sraelis since July 30.
The Palestinians have pinned renewed
urity cooperation on Israel's willing-
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re fuses ASL proposal
By Alice Robinson
Daily Staff Reporter
Arriving on campus this fall, many students
hoped to begin learning the third most widely
spoken language in the country - sign lan-
But despite wide student support, including
a Michigan Student Assembly proposal sub-
mitted to the linguistics department last spring,
deaf and non-deaf students will not be sitting
in classrooms this fall learning how to sign.
Why didn't the class materialize?
It depends on who you ask.
"Everyone thought there was going to be a
class ready in the fall, even though it wasn't in
the catalogue. And they were so disappointed,"
said Joan Smith, who has interpreted for
President Clinton and works in the Services for
Students with Disabilities office.
Last October, hearing-impaired student
Rachel Arfa began ,circulating a petition to
then-interim University President Homer Neal,
requesting that the University set up a sign-lan-
MSA followed up the petition in the spring
by passing a resolution asking the department
of linguistics to offer a class in American Sign
"Our plan was basically, it's time for the
University of Michigan to offer an American
Sign Language class," said MSA
Communications Chair Ryan Friedrichs, who
worked on the resolution. Friedrichs is an LSA
After the MSA proposal was submitted to
the linguistics department, Marilyn Shatz,
director of the Program in Linguistics, * ,,
approached the LSA Dean's office about hiring
a part-time professor and offering an introduc-
tory course this fall.
The difficulty ensued when the dean's office'4
turned down the department's request, saying
that offering a single course would not be suf-
ficient for students to become proficient in
"The proposal was to hire an adjunct lectur-
er who would offer a course in the language
and, what would be required, I think, for us to
offer a course in American Sign Language
would (be) for us to have a curriculum in 4
American Sign Language,' said Lincoln Faller,
LSA associate dean for undergraduate educa- Aa DEKLEVA COHEN/Daly
tion. Rachel Arfa, a hearing-impaired student, campaigned for an
See ASL, Page 2 American Sign Language course at the University.
By Janet Adamy
and Heather Kamins
Daily Staff Reporters
Newly appointed Athletic Director Tom Goss said yes-
terday that he will use principles of integrity and account-
ability to strengthen the University's Athletic Department.
"I am grounded in accountabilities" said Goss, a former
California business executive and Michigan defensive
tackle. "Once you know what I expect, I hold you account-
able. People will know what the expectations are.'
Following weeks of speculation, University President
Lee Bollinger officially announced Goss as his "absolute
first choice" to serve as the ninth athletic director.
"At this moment in the history of the University we need
immediate guidance and leadership. He, in my view,
exudes a sense of responsibility which, first and foremost,
carries over to the athletes" Bollinger said, adding that
Goss will protect the department from corruption and
Under Goss' leadership, the-Athletic Department will
return to days past when the directors had total control over
the coaches, players and program.
"The major thing here is that the president isn't going to
run the athletic department like Duderstadt did. But
Bollinger isn't the kind of guy who would do that," said
former Athletic Director Don Canham.
Bollinger said that although he personally will keep a
watchful eye on the program, it will be Goss' to lead.
"It's his to run, but not for him to do what he sees fit to
do," Bollinger said. "I do not view it as the president's job
to hire, fire and deal with coaches. I think people do expect
the president of the University to set the standards and be
"It is my responsibility to articulate values and insist that
they are impleniented," Bollinger said. "I am very depen-
dent on Tom Goss to run a program we can be proud of."
Goss said that he will be sure that the rules of the pro-
gram are followed in order to maintain the department's
See GOSS, Page 5
Tom Goss and University President Lee Bollinger field questions after the announcement of Goss as the University's ninth athletic director. Goss
succeeds Joe Roberson in the post.
Tom Goss, Athletic Director
® Born in Knoxville, Tenn.
* 51 years old
K in 1968, Goss earned All-Big Ten honors, starting all 10 games at left
8 Former vice president for sales at Faygo Beverages
Former executive vice president and general manager of National
Beverage Corp.'s Western-Shasco Division
® Member of the Big Ten's Black Commission in the 1970s
* Finalist for 1994 athletic director search; Education Prof. Percy
Bates, who served on the search committee, said last week that Goss
would have been the first choice for the post had he not dropped out.
Provost Nancy Cantor replaced former Provost J.
* Gilbert Omenn assumed the newly formed post of exec-
utive vice president for medical affairs.
® Daniel Sharphorn and Elizabeth Barry took the reins of
the University's legal office.
History and Afroamerican Studies Prof. Earl Lewis was
named dean of the Rackham School for Graduate Studies.
Chacona Johnson was named chief of staff.
® A search committee is in the works to find a permanent
chief financial officer.
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accused of racism
By Stephanie Hepbum
Daily Staff Reporter
Four Mexican-American University students
have alleged that a Nectarine Ballroom employee
made racial comments after refusing to admit a
member of their group to the Ann Arbor club on
LSA senior Tele Ramirez said his 37-year-old
aunt forgot her driver's license and was denied
entrance to the Nectarine, a club and bar located
on East Liberty Street.
Ramirez said the bouncer at the door had just
admitted a Caucasian woman without checking her
identification. Ramirez's brother-in-law Daniel
Nejera asked the bouncer why, Ramirez said.
"The bouncer said to my brother-in-law, 'are
you trying to tell me how to do my job' and that
my brother-in-law should look at how he was
dressed and that all of us should go back to the
potato fields," Ramirez said.
"I was speechless that the bouncer came right
n ,et ithe n neniwith nnle staning around"
night may not be an isolated event.
"My biggest concern is that this is not an isolat-
ed incident. If this is a reoccurring thing, proactive
measure should be taken at the Nectarine,"
Perumalswami said. "Proactive training maybe
should be part of their employee training?'
Mike Bender, the general manager of the
Nectarine Ballroom, said he does not condone the
bouncer's comments if racial slurs were used.
"I'm not happy with the incident, and if the
bouncer said those things, which I don't think
he said, I would fire him. I would not condone
that type of response," Bender said. "It's dis-
tressing that two adults decided to act like third-
Bender said that he did not witness the scene,
but said that it is a club policy to refuse entrance to
anyone without identification.
"She was refused entrance because she did not
have identification," Bender said. "Accepting indi-
viduals without identification puts the license cor-
nration in ieonardv We card neonle in their 40s.
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