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The Michigan Daily
Vol. XCIII, No. 20-S Ann Arbor, Michigan - Saturday, July 9, 1983 Ten Cents Sixteen Pages
Frye gives Ed. School a'D
By GEORGEA KOVANIS making the grade: Frye said there is much room for said.
There hasn't been much good news in the School of improvement in faculty and student scholarship, and In stark contrast to Frye's assessment, a report
Education lately, and there were few encouraging expressed concern about the quality of the faculty in released Thursday by an accrediting council praised
words Thursday, when Vice-President for Academic the school. the school for its "outstanding" knowledge of the
Affairs and Provost Billy Frye met with about 50 "WE DON't seem to have as many nationally needs in public education. The study was performed
faculty members. distinguished faculty members as one would expect by the National Council for the Accreditation of
The quality of the school was hit hard by a top here at the University of Michigan," Frye said. Teacher Education after studying the school in Mar-
University budget panel in March, which recommen- Frye also said the school must improve the quality ch, the same month the University report was released
ded a 40 percent budget cut for the school. Thursday of work done by its doctoral students. "An awful lot of
Frye didn't hesitate to say that the school is not what's being done, few people could care about," he See FRYE, Page8
Activists plan
rally protesting
violence to gays :E

Gay rights activists met last night to
plan a July 30 rally to protest
discrimination and violence against
gays and lesbians.
Spokesman Donovan Mack said the
meeting was partly a response by the
gay community to violence that erupted
at a June 25 Gay Pride Week rally in
front of the Federal Building, at which
Robert Higgins allegedly threatened
demonstrators with a shotgun.
THE MEETING'S organizers also
invited non-gays to the gathering which
drew about 40 participants. Mack said
gays and lesbians want the support and
input of the community as a whole on
the issue of violence against gays.
Mack said the meeting's organizers
want to extend their fight against
discrimination to all oppressed
minorities, not just limiting it to gays
and lesbians.
Many of the meeting's participants
came to express fear and questions
they had stemming from last month's
rally. "There is concern that if one per-

son can hold the (gay) community
hostage, and it is made relatively easy
to do so, this could very well happen
again," said Gary Gaub, a meeting par-
GAUB SAID HE was concerned that
if the entire community does not join to
protest the incident at the rally, the
suspect may be lightly punished. This
could lead others to threaten gays, sin-
ce they would not fear severe penalties.
Gaub said the meeting also served an
educational function to the non-gays,
"Until more people are aware of what
being gay is and they are presented
with the facts, there will be a lot of fear
surrounding homosexual people,"
Gaub said.
When people are educated about what
it means to be gay, he said, they may
think it is an appropriate lifestyle, but
they will "feel less of a need to act
irrationally against the gay com-
end drive
to drop

Free ride
Claire and Howard Robinson pack up their bird, cage and all, for an after-
noon stroll down Packard. The couple is taking the bird for a check-up at
their favorite pet shop.

A petition drive by the University's
service and maintenance workers to
decertify their union, has come to an
end, union officials said yesterday.
Dwight Newman, president of local 1583
of the American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employees (AF-
SCME), said the conflict between of-
ficials and some members of the union
over a dues increase has been resolved.
NEWMAN said union officials met
with Nancy Wade, the member who
organized the drive, and Wade agreed
tosettle the matter within the union.
"She has chosen to resolve her
dispute through internal processes,"
Newman said.Wade, a stockkeeper in

University stores, could not be reached
for comment last night.
Wade began the drive after what she
said was an unfair increase in dues by
union officials. Wade said the increase
was voted down in a May meeting at-
tended by 40 members of the local, but
passed when it was brought up again
later in the meeting, after half the
members had left.
WADE SAID after the increase
passed, she sent a petition with 490
signatures to Newman, demanding that
the issue be voted on again. When
Newman did not reply within a ten-day
perior, Wade began an effort to have
the union decertified.

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