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May 04, 1984 - Image 1

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"7 Ninety-four years of editorial freedom

- Friday, May 4, 1984

FREE ISSUE Twenty-Four Pages

Heart patient
'recovering well'
after transplant

The 39-year-old suburban Detroit ac-
countant who underwent the first heart
transplant in the state since 1975 at the
University Hospitals Tuesday is
"recovering well," according to his
"He is sitting up and beginning to take
nourishment," said Dr. Douglas
Behrendt at a press conference yester-
BEHRENDT, ONE of the surgeons
who performed the operation, added
that the patient's blood pressure and
pusle were normal. The name of the
patient has been withheld at the request
of the family.

The two-and-one-half-hour operation
was the first transplant done at the
University in nine years. Between 1968
and 1975, University doctors performed
seven transplants before suspending
the procedure because of the low suc-
cess rate. However, according to
Behrendt, the development of a new an-
ti-rejection drug - cyclosporine - has
increased the chances of survival.
Although the drug developed in 1980
reduces the risk of rejection of a donor
organ, it also suppresses the immunity
system of the transplant patient. Ac-
cording to Behrendt, family members
See TRANSPLANT, Page 19'

W hich regent? Daily Photo by REBECCA KNIGHT
We had always assumed that Regents' Plaza was named in honor of all
regents past and present. It seems, however, that there is one special regent
for whom the cube spins.

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No vacation for spring students
By MARLA GOLD pected to rise this week when registration opens up to spring term lead to more personal contact w
ring is usually a time to relax and get away from non-LSA students, who are not allowed to pre-register professors. During the year, there are too ma
igors of school. It is a chance to take a trip, drink for classes. students for teachers to have time for each member
tea, and hang out at the beach. For some students, taking spring classes is essen- the class, said one student.
it some students have passed up the opportunity tial. Library science major Barbara Mattison is And Lambe, although she said she is happy ab(
joy their vacations and have enrolled in classes. taking classes this summer, hoping to finish before spending the summer in Ann Arbor, is "annoyed"
pring term. Less than a week after the end of her fellowship runs out in August. And Lambe, an an- the course offerings. "A lot of classes are offered
er term finals, spring half-term classes began on thropology major, said she needs the credits to the same time within each department and th
nesday. graduate on time, aren't enough communication classes for peol
PRING TERM IS a lot less hectic'.' than classes Many spring term students, however, don't need majoring in that department," she said.
ng the year, said LSA senior Amy Lambe, who is the credits to graduate. Some use classes as an ex- The attraction of a summer on campus isr
ig up New Jersey's beaches this spring to catch cuse to spend spring in Ann Arbor. enough to generate the enthusiasm of some spri
n credits. "I DON'T really want to go home and visit my students. Engineering sophomore Andy Washabau
cording to Tom McElvain, a University family," said a sophomore, who refused to be identified. said he is taking classes just to fill requirements a
strar's assitant, over 7000 LSA students have He said he is looking for a job in town instead. is going home as soon as the term ends.
ed un for classes this term. That number is ex- Some students find that the smaller classes of See VACATION. Page 19


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sues state over divestment
of South African investments
By PETER WILLIAMS since 1975 which challenges the state's authority over.
What was originally an attempt to punish cor- the University's financial affairs.
porations operating under racist policies in South In that 1975 case, the State Supreme Court ruled
Africa has turned into a legal battle over the financial that the University has autonomous control of their
autonomy of the Univeristy and the state that suppor- financial matters. In addition, any conditions im-
ts it, posed by the state are in violation of the state's
The controversy began last year with the passage authority. This ruling, according to University attor-
of a state law requiring state-run universities to sell ney Roderick Daane, serves as a precedent in the
off all corporate investments in apartheid South divestment lawsuit.
Africa. After nearly three months of the debate, Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor) proposed the
University regents voted 6-2 to begin divesting from legal battle challenge at that April 1983 meeting and
the South African firms in April 1983. it passed 5-3. Baker said he initiated the battle
AT THAT same meeting, the regents voted to because he believed the law is an infringement on the
challenge the new law in court. The case is the first See 'U', 'age 7

Inside :
Today the Daily begins publication for the spring
term. The paper will appear on Ann Arbor's
doorsteps and newsstands Tuesday, Friday, and
Sunday mornings. For a review of what happened
while we were away see page 2.
CBS veteran newsman Walter Cronkite
addressed 4,500 graduates at last weekend's
commencement. See page 3.
A daily photographer was honored in a national
competition. See page 20.
The end of finals week brought a live
performance of Evita to the Michigan Theater.
See Arts, page 8.
Two Wolverine coaches left their jobs after
losing seasons. See Sports, page 24.
Cloudy with a 60 percent chance of light rain and
a high in the 50s.


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