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Page 4 - The Michigan Daily - Saturday, May 18, 1985
Regents OK linguistics change
By KERY MURAKAMI Catford, said that "linguistics is the pliance with a state ruling four years
The University's Board of Regents study of all aspects of language. While ago.
yesterday unanimously approved a solid core subjects as phonetics and But University President Harold
plan to "downsize" LSA's linguistics syntax are important, it's also impor- Shapiro pointed out that because the
department into a program. The plan, tant to reach out to other fields: an- move lessens the burden on the
recommended by a special committee thropology, philosophy." general fund - which in part deter-
of LSA faculty members, will also in- "More than a dozen departments mines tuition - the hike will not affect,
tegrate linguistic courses more and programs offer instruction in students. "They'll be paying it out of
closely with other language depar- some aspect of the study of languages, fees instead of tuition," Shapiro said.
tments in LSA. although no single department covers The regents also approved yester-
LSA Dean Peter Steiner said the the range of approaches necessary to day the appointment of psychology
change was precipitated in 1982 when the comprehensive study of human Prof. Elizabeth Douvan as director of
the University's linguistics depar- languages," wrote Billy Frye, the Residential College.
tment was ranked 21st in the nation University vice president of Douvan has served as a steering
and last among the University's academic affairs, in recommending committee member of the Program in
humanities programs by the National the plan to the regents. Women's Studies since 1974. She has
Academy of the Sciences. THE REGENTS also appointed served as the program's director sin-
"THIS ILLUSTRATED our concern Robbins Burling, Professor of An- ce 1980.
that the department was amidst a thropology and Linquistics, Interim She also served as a member of the
serious decline in quality," said Director of the program until 1986. Executive Committee of the Center
Steiner. "In fact, many distinguished Professor Thomas Toon, associate for Continuing Education of Women
linguists at the University would have professor of English Language and for 10 years, and has been a member
nothing to do with the department." Literature, will take over after that. of the Executive Committee of the
The proposals, the result of four The University's governing board, Collgege of Literature, Science, and
years on internal and external review, meeting in the second day of its mon- the Arts.
recommends that the number of full- thly two-day meeting, also approved a
time teaching positions in the $1 a year hike of student fees to cover
program be reduced from 11.5 to six. a $122,000 deficit in the Department of Police N ote
The reduction would be made by Recreational Sports. Currently
giving professor part-time appoin- students pay $10 a term for access to
tments in other departments. the Central Campus Recreational
Linguistics instructors would spend Building and the North Campus M an robbed
only one-half or one-quarter of their Recreational Building.
time teaching in the program. Under the plan, students will be Police are investigating an armed
The new program will offer an un- paying $15 a term in five years. robbery that took place in the elevator
dergraduate linguistics concentration The regents Thursday approved a of a parking structure near University
as well as doctoral degree programs, $5.25 per term increase in next year's Hospitals at 8:45 a.m. Thursday. A 59-
but the Masters program will be student Health Services fee. Students year-old man was robbed of a ring, a
dropped, Steiner said. now pay $55 a term in Health Services watch, and cash. Although the victim
"I DON'T foresee the fees. did not see the weapon, the suspect,
reorganization having any adverse ef- Henry Johnson, University vice who fled on foot, placed something in
fects on current linguistics students president for student services, said the victim's back. The man was not
from completing their curriculum," the increases would be the final step injured.
Steiner said. in switching the burden of Health Ser-
Steiner, reading from a statement vices from the University's general - Laura Bischoff
by acting linquistics chairman John fund to the students. This is in com-
' ' " Girl charges
NOTICE *'foster father
FROM THE * of the year'
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES * with assault
ALLEGAN, Mich. (UPI) - A man
once honored as the state's "Foster
EFFECTIVE MAY 5, 1985, STUDENTS Parent of the Year" was sentenced
WIRyesterday in Allegan County Circuit
WHO KEEP LIBR ARY MATERIALS MORE - Court for a sexual assault on a 9-year-
old girl in his family's care six years
THAN 50 DAYS OVERDUE WILL HAVE * agon
Daniel Berryman, 61, of rural
THER OR OWIG RIIL GES SU5 si mot iAAlegan County ee Ja asd
T HEIR BOR ROWING PRIVILEGES SUS- sixmonhs n Allegan County Jail as
part of a one-year probation term on a
PENDED. THIS POLICY IS CURRENTLY * fourth-degree criminal sexual con-
duct charge.
IN EFFECT FOR FACULTY AND STAFF. * Berryman originally was charged
*with first-degree criminal sexual con-
T duct - a possible life-term felony -
but last month pleaded guilty to the
Students who currently have books more than * lesser charge in an agreement with
the prosecutor because the victim
50 days overdue will lose their borrowing prv- could not pinpoint the date of the
ileges on that date. * assault.
WATED
* Borrowing privileges will be restored * 400 TEACHERS OR 1985-86
when the materials are returned. P o
PRINCE GEORGE S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Upp MabooV MU0770
Gateway to the Natons CapItal
Projected Salary Rnge: 515,735 - 526,358

IN BRIEF
Compiled from United Press International reports
AMC slashes jobs Reagan pledges aid
DETROIT - American Motors for MOVE area
Corp. has slashed hundreds of :PHILADELPHIA - The nation's
salaried jobs from its payroll as the housing chief, touring ruins of the
struggling carmaker strives to reduce fiery battle between police and the
controllable expenses by 25 percent in radical cult MOVE, said yesterday
its biggest cost-cutting move ever. President Reagan was "deeply sad-
Company spokesman Lloyd Nor- dened" by the conflict and pledged $1
thard said yesterday that AMC, which million to help rebuild the area.
had $29 million worth of red ink during Housing and Urban Development
first quarter 1985, laid off 99 salaried Secretary Samuel Pierce, appearing
workers at its Jeep operations in somber as he surveyed the charred
Toledo, Ohio, and 210 salaried rubble where 11 corpses were found,
workers at its Southfield, Mich., said the money would be made
headquarters. available to help relocate some 250
An additional 50 workers were laid homeless people.
off at AMC's Kenosha facilities, "The president is deeply saddened
where it builds the Renault Alliance by what occurred in the Osage-Pine
and Encore subcompacts, and atits community and he has asked me to do
Brampton, Ontario, and Milwaukee, everything I possibly can to help
Wis., locations, Northard said. remedy this situation and that's what
About 190 of the affected workers we intend to do," Pierce told a news
elected to take early retirement. conference.
In addition to $1 million in aid, Pier-
El Salvador claims ce said HUD would allow displaced
residents to move into 37 houses
U.S. ship captured owned by the federal government and
WASHINGTON - President Jose 12 others owned by the city. He said
Napolean Duarte of El Salvador said the federal government would provide
yesterday he has received unconfir- rent subsidies.
med reports that his army captured a 50 missing in blast
Nicaraguan ship that may be loaded
with weapons headed for rebels TOKYO - An explosion a half-mile
fighting his government. underground ripped through a nor-
Neither Duarte nor the State Depar- thern Japanese coal mine Friday,
tment had further information on the killing at least 13 miners, injuring 19
reports. But the Salvadoran army and leaving as many as 50 missing,
said it had stopped a boat in policesaid.
Salvadoran waters that was flying the Rescue workers wearing oxygen
American flag and sailing from masks searched underground caverns
Nicaragua. filled with poisonous gas as other
Islamic terrorists workers rigged giant fans to ventilate
SS the mineshafts.
threaten U.S. It was the second accident in six
years at the 15-year-old Mitsubishi
BEIRUT, Lebanon - A caller Minami 0-Yubari Mine in Yubari
claiming to represent the Islamic City, about 450 miles northwest of
Jihad terrorist group warned yester- Tokyo on the northern island of
day the United States can expect "The Hokkaido. A gas explosion in 1979
greatest military operation that has killed 17 people.
ever been known" if Kuwait fails to Police said the blast occurred at
freeMoslemextremists. 3:35p.m. about 2,300 feet un-
The threat came two days after the derground, the deepest part of the
Islamic Jihad produced photos of four mine.
kidnapped Americans and two Fren- The cause of the blast was
chmen, saying they faced "a horrible unknown, police said, but Japan's
disaster" unless the jailed Moslem public broadcasting network, NHK,
extremists were freed in Kuwait. attributed it to igniting gas.

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