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The Michigan Daily -Thursday, May 26, 1983 - Page 7

College once set Jewish

The author of a recent article, which
revealed that Sarah Lawrence College
had once aet quotas on the numher of
Jewish atudents admitted to the school',
waa denied tenure.
College officials, however, said the
decision to deny English Prof. Louise
Blecher Rose tenure was made by an
independent faculty committee and
was not related to her article.
While researching a hook on the
history of Sarah Lawrence, Rose un-
covered evidence that the college set
quotas on the number of Jewish studen-
ta admitted to the school from 1920 to
Subsequently, Rose wrote an article
for the May issue of Commentary
magazine entitled "The Secret Life of
Sarah L awrence." College ad-
ministrators said they were displeased
with the article and contend that Sarah
Lawrence was one of the first colleges
to drop the use of quotas.
- The Chronicke of Higher Education

Maryland protests Playboy
A Playboy photographer hired to take
pictures of clothed women at the
University of Maryland sparked angry
protests hy nearly 200 students this
The photographer, David Chan, was
at the University to find college women
to appear in the September issue of
Playboy magazine.
The demonstrators said they were
protesting the denigrating way women
aren pictured in Playboy and said they
pus, and then he was too busy
photographing models to notice.
The university's chancellor, John
Slaughter, said he wished Chan would
stay off the campus.
- The Diamondback
Minnesota loses suit
The University of Minnesota last
week lost $70,000 in a settlement with
two female professors who sued the
school for sexual discrimination.
The two professors filed suit in April
1981 and subsequently appealed to a
federal court char ging that the Univer-

sity denied them promotions because
they were female.
Although the University did not admit
to discriminating against the women in
the settlement, the two professors were
given tenure. The professors ha d
separately sought promotions since
The women charged that two male
professors with poorer credentials were
promoted ahead of them. The court
backed the women's claims and said
their qualifications were superior to
tphos omale professors who were
- The Minnesota Daily
Anherst ooksa divmnt
Amherst College in Massachusettsa
has appointed a committee to research
if the school should divest ita holdings in
corporations operating in South Africa.
The committee appointed by the
President which includes professors,
studenta and alumni, is expected to
make a report to the college's trustee's
in September.
The University of Michigan in an un-
precedented move last month voted to
divest about 90 percent of ita stocks in
corporations that operate in South
Africa as a statement against the coun-
try's apartheid policies.

The Amherst Committee is the firsl
action taken by the school on the issue
of divestment.
The Amherst committee will meet
with South African support groups and
studenta before making their report.
-- TheAmherst Student
Harvard delays decision
Following an hour of heated
arguments faculty members at the
Harvard Law School voted last week to
delay a decision which would allow
csidroom p articipationd to be con-
More than 400 studenta protested the
neplcywen rit was pssed oMay
said the delay is a victory. The policy,
ber, has been delayed indefinitely.em
Many studenta said the new system
would allow studenta who do poorly on
testa to improve their grade while
others are afraid it will increase com-
petition among law school studenta.
The new policy would allow
classroom participation to influence a
student's final marks by haltsa grade.
--The Harvard Crimson
Colleges is a weekly feature each
Compiled by Halle Czechowski

Iranian data release prompts EMU inquiry
But most American universities and legality of EMU's move, Faxon said he stitution in this country shoul The decision by the University of
colleges, including the University of based his remarks more upon the ethics cooperate with a government whose Michigan to withold the information
Michigan, turned down the request of the situation! aims and objectivea are contrary to our was made by International Center
because they felt it violated a federal "I think there was a mistake made," system of justice and academic Director Jon Heise, and is the standard
statute designed to protect student Faxon said, adding that he thought the freedom," said Faxon, who is chairman response to requesta for student data
privacy called the Buckley Amendme- University might not have weighed of the Senate Education Committee. made only on the basis of nationality.
nt. heavily enough the Iranian gover- Part of the reason Faxon suggested EMU's decision was made by Direc-
THE amendment states which types nment's past~ disregard for human the investigation was to find out why tor of Foreign Student Affairs Paul
of information can be released by in- righta. Releasing the data could en- Porter was not involved with the Webb, in consultation with EMU legal
stitutions like E MU, and under danger the students, he said, and is like decision-making process. '"A decision counselor Tony Doerr and Dean of
which circumstances. If schools "trading information with the enemy." of this sort should have been taken to Students Betty White.
violate the statute, they risk losing all "THE IRANIAN government has the president's office," Faxon said.
federal aid. done everything it can do to thwart _________________________________
While some have questioned the academic freedom. And no free in -_________________________________
Federal government ~di

(Contiuedfrom Pae3)
certain," what financial aid will be
available and there will be fewer
delays, said Thomas Butts, a
Washington assistant to the
vice president for academic affairs.
LAST YE AR the University's
financial aid office dispersed funds
to about 50 percent of the in-state
freshmen who applied for financial
aid. But this fall, an increase in work
study funds from the federal gover-
nment will give the office an almost
$1.5 million boost.
In addition, the jobs bill passed by
President Reagan will provide

$100,00 for the University, which will
be channeled into work study funds.
Grotrian said he hoped the in-
creases would encourage more em-
ployers to hire students. This is
likely, he said, since the government
also added to the amount of money it
provides to subsidize employers who
hire students.
Currently the government con-
tributes 55 percent of a student's
wages in a work study job. The new
guidelines, however, would require
the federal government to pay 75
percent of a student's wages.

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