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The Michigan Daily

Vol. XCIII, No. 26-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Saturday, July 23, 1983

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Frye adds
F Zblack prof.l
toed. ea
candidates
By GEORGEA KOVANIS
A top University official said yesterday that he
neglected affirmative action goals during the first
stages of a University-wide search for anew School of
Education dean.
University Vice President for Academic affairs
and Provost Billy Frye asked education school
faculty members last month to recommend tenured
colleagues from the school to replace outgoing Dean
Joan Stark, but no minority candidates were chosen
as finalists.
"IN THE PROCESS of using the poll, (of education
school faculty members), I neglected to consider (af-
firmative action goals)," Frye said.
Although education school faculty members named
some minority professors in the poll, none ranked
among top finalists.
Frye, who will make the final decision on a new
dean, added Education School Prof. Percy Bates,
who is black, to the list of candidates after several
faculty members pointed out the omission.
nt of South Quad yesterday. Nearly 200 energetic men Frye reassessed the education school poll and
hich lasts until tomorrow. See story Page 3. Bates, the top minority candidate, was added to the
See BLACK, Page 5
minority administrator
In addition to recruiting more black students, the THE CURRENT programs designed to aid
new administrator faces the task of trying to keep minority students have been criticized as being too
them here. According to a report issued by the fragmented to make significant progress, and Frye
University in May, nearly 50 percent of black un- said he hopes the new post will help bring more coor-
dergraduate students drop out, compared to a 30 per- dination to the University's efforts.
cent drop-out rate for white undergraduates. In addition to working with minority programs
The new administrator would head up a planned such as the Coalition for the Use of Learning Skills,
University council on minority student affairs, ac- the administrator will attempt tor improve minority
cording to Billy Frye, vice president for academic af- students contacts with the financial aid office and
s fairs and provost. counseling services.
- The council will "try and better understand the Frye said the new'administrator will also work with
problems minority students face on this campus," the deans of schools and colleges to improve their
Frye said. See 'U', Page 7

So excited
High school cheerleaders strut their stuff in fro
and women are participating in the pep rally wl
'U' to hire
By JACKIE YOUNG
After years of declining black enrollment, the
University will name a new administrator in Sep
tember to make the problems of minority students a
greater priority.
The move is an attempt to be "more accountable
and more effective" in recruiting and retaining
minority students at the University, according to
! Henry Johnson, vice president for student services.
ALTHOUGH minority enrollment as a whole hat
remained stable over the last few years, the percen
tage of black students at the University has declined
from 6.9 nercent in 1977 to 5.2 percent last year.

E ngin.
students to
pay fee for
eomputer
network

By MICHAEL WESTON
Starting this fall, Engineering
students will have unlimited access to
their own computer system - a
privilege that will cost students $100 a
term.
Under a plan approved by the Univer-
sity Regents last week, engineering
students will put up a total of $1.1
million annually in fees added to their
tuition, to help subsidize the college's,
new computing system, the Computer
Aided Engineering Network(CAEN).
THE REMAINING funds for the
system will come from private
donations, general fund, and loans,
Engineering Dean James Duderstadt
said. He added that the school hopes to

purchase much of its equipment at a
discount.
The college has already received a
powerful $350,004 computer to be used
for scientific calculations, donated by
the Harris Corporation of Melbourne,
Fla.
Still in the planning stage, the system
will help provide engineering students
with access to the most modern com-
puting system at any public institution
in the nation, said Engineering Dean
James Duderstadt.
THE NEW Harris computer is just
the beginning of a system the college
says will help satisfy its increasing
need for computer equipment and time
that the Michigan Terminal System
See ENGIN., Page 4
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