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Page 4-Saturday, August 8, 1981-The Michigan Daily
'U' Iranian students
arrested after protest

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and Naturalization service in Otisville
Federal Detention Center, in Otisville,
N.Y., pending a hearing scheduled for
this Tuesday, according to Suzanne
Knight, executive assistant to the war-
den.
They were brought to Otisville from
the Brooklyn Detention Facility, where
all immigrants are detained if arrested.
The arrested students were part of a
group of 200 protestors who held a six-
day hunger strike, followed by a march
from Washington Square to the United
Nations on Tuesday. They are mem-
bers of the Moslem Student Society and
the People's Mojahedin Organization of
Iran, two political groups opposed to
Ayatollah Khomeini's regime.
THE TWO University students are
members of the Supporters of the
Moslem Student Society, the Ann Arbor
chapter of the MSS. The student said he
did not want to give their names- for
fear that the Iranian government might
harass theirfamilies back in Iran.
They were protesting the mass

executions allegedly being committed
by Khomeini in Iran, and the "at-
mosphere of terror and violence."
THE STUDENT said he didn't feel
the United States was supportive of the
demonstrations. "This is another step,"
he said, "on the part of the U.S. gover-
nment to hide the efforts of Iranian
students to expose the crimes of
Khomeini."
He said the arrested students didn't
give the information the police deman-
ded as a "sign of protest against the
illegal arrest." They have remained on
the hunger strike as another form of
political protest, he added.
THE STUDENTS were also afraid to
give the police .their names, he said,
fearing the U.S. government might
release their names to the Iranian
government.
. It was an "illegal arrest, basically,"
said Fran Stahl, a Cardozo law student
working on the case. She said she wan-
ted to work on the case because "it
raised constitutional issues."

Ed School an example of
black enrollment trend

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Academic Services.
AS MINORITY enrollment declines,
leaving funds unused, the total
available money is decreased for the
next year to compensate for the decline
in the number of students, he said. "But
I can't say the decline (in scholarship
money) has been detrimental to any
current student," McLaughlin said.
Ted Shorten, of the School's Office of
Minority Student Affairs, said, "Every
year, the School of Education turns
back minority money - there's not
enough students to use the money that's
there."
Part of the problem, Shorten said, is
insufficient amount of money available
for the recruitment of minorities. "My
guess is that unless there is a
cooperative venture between recruit-
ment and funding, minority enrollment
is going to stay low." Shorten also com-
plained that "there is no centralized
University program" for minority
recruitment.
ANOTHER - FACTOR in the
enrollment decline is that "there isn't
enough money to provide the necessary
resources" to the minority student,
OMSA Director Murray Jackson said.
Academic and social adjustment sup-
port, faculty attitudes, counseling, and
the student's perceptions of the Univer-
sity environment are all a dimension of
learning that has impact on the
minority student's decisions to enroll
and continue or drop out, Jackson ex-

plained.
"Historically, the U of M has not ap-
pealed to the minority student as a
productive, friendly place. But in the
pst 10 years, there hasabeen a tremen-
dous difference in attitude" that is
positive, Jackson said.
According to the administration's
minority report, the attrition rate of
blacks, American Indians, and
Hispanic students has traditionally
been higher than that of the rest of the
student population. The report notes,
however, that the percentage differen-
ce between minorities and all students
has been narrowing.
THE DECREASE in black
enrollment is also a result of an overall
enrollment reduction in the School of
Education. Dean Joan Stark said,
"With due attention to minority oppor-
tunities, we are being somewhat more
selective in our admissions." This is
due to the decrease in demand for
teachers and the "smaller and better"
philosophy of the University.
Jackson also noted that societal
changes have affected minority
enrollment. "People don't feel the need
for a big college education" as much as
in the past, Jackson said. The reduction
in most families' financial resources,
the changing educational demands of
society, and the increasing popularity
of community colleges have all con-
tributed to this, he said, "If they can get
an education done in two years, why
bother to come to the big U of M?"

In Brief
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Nation's unemployment down;
Michigan's unemployment up
WASHINGTON- Defying signs that the economy is weak, the nation's
unemployment rate fell to 7 percent in July, the lowest level in more than a
year, the government said yesterday.
The drop, from 7.3 percent in June, was the second in as many months, and
the Labor Department said all of it was due to a surge in jobs for men.
"It's good news in the labor market," said Janet Norwood, commissioner
of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Meanwhile, Lansing reports that Michigan did not fare as well as the rest
of the nation. The state's unemployment rate rose from 1.3 percent in June
to 11.8 percent in July, ending a four-month period of decline and giving
evidence of a slump that has opened new holes in an already tattered state
budget.
State officials were surprised by the size of the increase that left Michigan
once again with'the highest unemployment rate of the 10 largest industrial
states, but said they remain optimistic about the long-term growth of
Michigan's economy.
Attorney General says state
can't ban nuclear plants
LANSING- Attorney General Frank Kelley said yesterday the state can-
not flatly ban construction of all nuclear power plants-as'some have
proposed.
Kelley, in an opinion requested by Sen. John Kelly (D-Detroit), also said
the stste is empowered to regulate non-nuclear plants as well as control
radioactive air pollution.
Kelley's opinion did not, however, deal with the hottest nuclear issue in
Michigan-the state's authority to regulate shipment of radioactive
materials.
Pierce blasts impact of
Reagan 's tax cut on poor
LANSING- An Ann Arbor lawmaker charged yesterday poor and low in-
come persons do not receive "an equitable share of the cut" uider a tax
reduction bill adopted by Congress at the behest of President Reagan.
Sen. Edward Pierce (D-Ann Arbor) said a family of four making $10,000
per year will save $83 annually by 1984, while one making $50,000 will realize
more than $2,000 in tax reductions.
Pierce, seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, acknowledged
the measure will aid Michigan's major industries, but said small concerns
will not be helped and will be forced to rely on "their owvs ingenuity, doubtful
state assistance and much luck."
Riegle's tax cut vote may
spark weekend controversy
LANSING- U.S. Sen. Donald Riegle's tsx cut vote may be the subject of
lively debate at this weekend's state Democratic gathering but endorsement
of his re-election is considered certain by party leaders.
The issue of endorsing Michigan's senior senator in the 1982 race is the key
item before the Democratic State Central Committee when it meets in
Alpena today.
Riegle (D-Mich.) has no visible opposition and the matter would be strictly
routine were it not for his recent vote supporting President Reagan's tax cut
proposal.
Riegle says he had no real choice given the take-it-or-leave-it situation of
the minority party and did his best to modify the plan. The action, however,
has drawn uncharacteristically sharp attacks from some
Democrats-especially those in the Detroit area.
Religious leader waits
for followers to ascend
TUSCON- A Bible prophecy sect leader, convinced his disciples would
soar to heaven "like helium balloons," watched the clock for the second time
in 40 days yesterday as the predicted lift off drew near.
Bill Maupin, founder of Lighthouse Gospel Tract Foundation, said his
followers who quit jobs and sold homes should not be disappointed if
heavenly trumpets failed again to sound and "rapture" the faithful.
Several dozen followers had gathered at Maupin's suburban home earlier
on June 28 for a daylong vigil waiting for something to take place. Nothing
did. Apparently some disciples wept quietly when they left for home.

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