Summer Weekly Edition
N ietyi anf eadfl
Ninety-six years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVI - No. 5-S
Ann Arbor, Michigan-- Friday, June 6, 1986
Commission critiques LSA
By PHILIP LEVY
A report recently completed by a special
panel within the College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts may have a profound effect on the
college, especially in the areas of curriculum,
admissions, and counseling.
The Blue Ribbon Commission has not yet
publically released its 22-page report, but
University administrators and members of
LSA's Executive Committee have received
copies. Commission members are currently
discussing their proposals with top ad-
The commission was established in Decem- Admissions Policy
ber 1983 to improve the college's quality, par- The number of high school seniors nation-
tially in response to an expected drop in student wide is estimated to drastically drop by 1990,
enrollment. Such a drop would increase com- increasing competition between universities
petition between universities for graduating for students.
high school students. One problem identified by the commission is
It remains unclear, though, how many of the the University's admissions policy. Cor-
commission's recommendations will be im- mission members said more precise infor-
plemented. The report deals with generalities mation is needed on why students decide to
and gives few specific proposals. Many of its come to the University. "By studying patterns
recommendations would also prove costly, carefully, we can get a better fix on the
especially in light of the University's tight situation," one commission member said.
financial situation. Commission member and Slavic Languages
and Literature Prof. Herbert Eagle also said
publicity for the proposed improvements may
help the University recruit.
The commission also recommended that the
University not lower its admission standards if
faced with a decline in applications. Com-
mission members were confident the Univer-
sity could make up any shortfall through more
vigorous recruiting in new areas.
In the last three years, the number of ap-
plications to LSA has increased markedly, but
Montgomery denied that the increases make
See PANEL, Page 14
By DOV COHEN
Popular Law School prof. Michael
Rosenzweig, who won the Law School
Student Senate's "Best teacher"
award in 1982, was apparently denied
tenure because of the quality and
quantity of scholarly articles he
The tenure denial by the University
administration which overruled an
earlier recommendation by two thir-
ds fo the Law School's tenured
faculty, has angered some law
professors who praise Rosenzweig's
teaching ability and professionalism.
They resent the administration's
"arrogance" in overriding their
decision. And they fear the incident
may damage the Law School's ability
See TENURE, Page 13
limited to 3
By REBECCA BLUMENSTEIN tment, and the Michigan Advertising
Beginning September 1 no more Works.
banners will be permitted to hang But according to Pam Horne, Ad-
between the trees surrounding the ministrative Associate of Student
Diag. The Office of Business Organizations and Programs, the
operations has mandated that the decision was hardly a consensus of the
traditional banners be limited to Office of Student Services.
three, and hung only between "Originally the decision didn't
predesignated posts. allow any banners at all," she said.
In a letter sent to campus student "As student advocates Thomas
leaders early last month John Easthope, Associate Vice-President
Weidenback, Director of Business for Student Services, and a represen-
Operations, stated that "the new tative of Michigan Advertising Works
procedure lifts the burden - and persuaded them to allow at least
hazard - of placing the Diag Banner, three."
and preserves the aesthetics of the "It was a concession for them to
campus." even allow that many," Horn said. "I
"In my opinion, it was a consensus have no idea what precipitated the
that the campus was getting disor- decision."
derly, and that we needed to do "Even though we were included in the
something to organize it," Weiden- final plan, the Plant Department and
back added. The letter stated that the firnalpae Pant Deatmyoent and
banner situation was reviewed by heads.n t wasn't ourt decision at all "
Business Operations, the Plant h
Department, The Grounds depar- See BANNERS, Page 11
Daily Photo by AND! SCH REIBER
Samira Meuhmad of the November 29th Committee for Palestine carries
signs during a rally yesterday. The protest, which took place on the Diag,
condemned Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon.
'U'student plays the hits as youngest DJ on WHYT
By DOUGLAS WOLFE spend decades dreaming about-a through interviews. And I didn't know impressed by celebrities as I used to Kraus, then 16, cannot reme
regular shift at a major market anybody (in Detroit radio), Nobody be." exactly what she said, but the ji
The smooth, confident voice coming station. Every Thursday and Friday, handed me the job. I did it myself. Her self confidence is also revealed liked it enough to make her one'
ver the local radio ariwaves in the from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m., Kraus spins the And that feels good!" by her smooth radio voice, which eight winners. Her prize inclu
arly morning may be heard in a top 40 records of "power 96." Her Kraus's quick rise exemplifies her helped her earn her current job. free pair of jeans and a speaking
Jniversity Biology class the same af- Saturday morning ahift runs to 8a.m. calculated approach toward "I try to sound cool and relaxed on ina Britania radio advertisemen
"When I got the job, I couldn't achieving goals. "When I want the air," she said. "I like to sound The experience of taping a
believe it," Kraus said. "To be in something, I figure out what I need to sexy but not like the sweet-sounding mercial in a professional reco
Detroit radio, at this point, is do, and I do it," she said. "When I women you hear on some stations. I studio intensified Kraus's desi
P rofile amazing." want to meet someone, I'm not afraid want to sound like I'm having fun. become a broadcast journalist.
Although she is the station's to approach them." And I do have fun." that pursuit lead her to the Ui
youngest on-air member, Kraus She has approached and met such Kraus originally discovered radio sity.
ernoon. The voice, familiar to makes no apologies for her lack of ex- celebrities as George Burns, Phil asa teenager in St. Louis, Mo. during "I heard.that Michigan hada
isteners of Detroit's WHYT, belongs perience. Donahue, and Prince. a contest at a shopping mall. Over 100 cellent journalism program. W
o LSA junior Angie Kraus: the "People at the station are always "I met Prince outside his hotel, and people competed by dreaming up got here, I found out it wasn't t
'Rocking Angel." joking that I haven't paid my dues my knees were shaking. Later on, I slogans for the Britania jeans com- she said, basing her evaluatic
At age 20, Kraus has already yet. But I worked hard to get here. I realized that he did not even care pany and uttering them into a See LSA, Page 13
chieved what many broadcasters had to make audition tapes and go about meeting me. Now I'm not as microphone.