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Ninety-five years of editorial freedom

Vol. XCV, 'No. 9-S ThehganDily Friday, May 31, 1985 Fifteen Cents Twelve Pages
MSA forms internalreview committee
By KERY MURAKAMI " * Layman, would stagger terms of
Citing several problems - includingCUes turnover rate as bggest roblem representatives. Under the plan,
g rpssome?5 p o n representatives u d be eplan,
a high turnover rate among its mem-
bers, deficiencies in its structure, and mittee, wrote that "MSA members said MSA President Paul Josephson. they do "nothing because they don't ted in the spring and the rest would be
flaws in its election procedures, - the are unable to realize their goals and "For example, in April we had an know where to begin," the letter says. elected in the fall.
Michigan Student Assembly has for- objectives, because of these experienced assembly, but it took THE committee, made up of six "With staggered terms," Josephson
med an ad hoc committee to examine problems. them all year to learn what they members, "is only in its beginning said, "there would always be half the
itself THEIR biggest problem, they knew. Now we have 30 new people who stages," said Layman. But in its first assembly who are experienced. This
In a letter distributed to the assem- wrote, is a high turnover rate among have to start over," he said. two meetings, two possible ways of way one could teach the other about
bly last week, graduate student Eric members. "It's common to have 90 "The problem is that people are correcting the high turnover rate the assembly and the politics of the
Schnaufer and LSA senior Richard percent of our incoming represen- always learning how and what to do were discussed.
' Layman, both members of the com- tatives come in with no experience," instead of doing it," Layman said. Or One, advocated by Josephson and See MSA, Page 3
Ex-Bursle officer
admits e ezzlin

By LAURA BISCHOFF
The former vice president of the Bursley Board of
Governors pleaded guilty in Washtenaw County court
yesterday to embezzling $515 from the board's funds in
November.
By pleading guilty Rick Blalock waived his right to a
trial by jury. He is scheduled to be sentenced July 19 and
faces a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
In January the board accused Blalock of embezzling
$2,457, and voted to allow Blalock to return the money
without criminal prosecution.
But "their vote was premature," said investigating
detective Michael Schubring of the Ann Arbor Police

Department. "They didn't have enough inforation at that
time."
Schubring said the board decided to press criminal
charges after the Univerity pointed out that with so much
money involved, the best way to get it back would be to
press charges, said Schubring.
Although he was accused of 13 counts of embezzling
- for a total of $2,457 - the evidence was only solid
enough to prosecute on three counts said Scott Silver,
treasurer of the Bursley Board of Governors.
The first count was for embezzlement of an amount over
$100-the $515 Blalock took in cash, Siler said.
See SENTENCING, Page 2

Hispanics grow in work force

B' Gosh ^"'i r By CHRISTY RIEDEL in Michigan in 1970, consists of in-
President Ronald Reagan reacts as he holds up a pair of Oshkosh bib Hispanics and blacks are expected to dividuals in education and other fields
overalls yesterday during a visit to Oshkosh, Wis., where he outlined his comprise 30 percent of the nation's who are interested in improving
new tax plan. On the overalls is sewn "Tax-Cutter-In-Chief." See story, work force by the year 2000, the educational opportunities for
Page 4. outgoing president of the College Hispanics. The committee now has
Recruitment Association for chapters nation-wide.
Hispanics said yesterday. According to Dan La Fave, director
Ut d U G 1 That prediction - combined with a of the Office of Admissions at Lansing
W an Leu i United States Census Bureau Statistic Community College, the committee's
stating that the Hispanic population in purpose is "developing pathways for
the U.S. increased 61 percent from accessibility for Hispanics to
By BARBARA LOECHER said, "and the director of the library 1970 to 1980 and a National Council of colleges" in Michigan.
When the computing center said, 'Let's do it right, let's get an La Raza forecast that the number of La Fave and fellow committee
replaced the lounge at the Un- estimate.' " Hispanics will equal the number of member Rogelio Alfaro, an official
drgadate Lbrary lat fall, li y NORDEN submitted three plans to blacks in the nation by the year 2000 - from the Student Development Center
dergradDav Library last fall, library the University's physical plant ar- has prompted the assocation to try to at Lansing Community College, said
head David Norden didn't take it chitects after conferring with Vice rectify what it calls "a long history of Hispanic high school students often
lying down. President Henry Johnson, Michigan educational neglect" experienced by hesitate to find out about college op-
"I came up with some ideas for Student Assembly representatives, Hispanics. portunities. La Fave and Alfaro said
creating an ad hoc lounge," Norden See LOUNGE, Page 2 THE committee, which originated pursuing a college education is not

consistent with their social identities
as Hispanics.
A PAMPHLET published by the
association cites the low number of
Hispanic students on Michigan
college campuses, the relatively high
attrition rate of Hispanics, and the
low number of Hispanic professionals
on campuses as the group's major
concerns.
Because Hispanics are one of the
fastest growing sub-groups of the
nation's population, committee mem-
bers say it is especially important
that their educational opportunities
improve.
The large growth rate of the
Hispanic population is going to make
the group an increasingly important
See JOB, Page 2

Relics Sour Anarchy
Sports Visits the fast-paced
Opinion talks with Tom Hayden. Variable cloudiness with sporadic Sl itsthe ndy-500.
Oshsife at the Indy 500.
showers. High in the mid 70s.
Opinion, Page 5 Sports,' Page 12

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