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Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
- -Vol. XCVIII, No. 2S Ann Arbor, Michigan- Friday, May 13, 1988 ri°x1
Regents close in on new president
BY RYAN TUTAK would be selected within 30 days. said. He added, however, that the regents have the position within the last four weeks.
Top candidates for the next University Though Brown would not comment on kept their search confidential from even the
President - whom the University's Board of possible candidates, University officials deans. Sample was unavailable for comment
Regents will choose this summer - could speculated this week that James Duderstadt, The regents may also be looking outside yesterday, but SUNY-B Vice President Ronald
include the University's own administrators, the University's provost and vice president for the University for a replacement to former Stein denied the report. "We believe in the in-
past and present. academic affairs and former dean of the engi- President Harold Shapiro, who left to head tegrity of the search process at Buffalo (which)
Regent Paul Brown (D-Petoskey), co-chair neering college, heads the list. Princeton University a year ago. The Buffalo is based on a principle of confidentiality," he
of the Presidential Selection Committee, said "HE CERTAINLY has been mentioned News reported yesterday that the regents have said.
the regents have narrowed the search to 12 across campus as a likely candidate," current interviewed Steve Sample, president of the See Search, Page 2
candidates, and estimated that a president School of Engineering Dean Charles Vest State University of New York at Buffalo, for
'U' reacts
to PBS
University students and faculty
expressed mixed reactions to Racism
101, a nationally-televised
documentary on race relations at
college campuses.
The special was broadcast
Tuesday on Detroit's public
broadcasting station, Channel 56.
1The program, an episode of the PBS
series "Frontline," documented racial
strife which has erupted here, at the
University of Massachusetts, and at
Dartmouth College during the past
two years.
Some University students
criticized the show for focusing on
students rather than faculty and
administration. "What we're trying
address is institutional racism, not
whether people like each other or ROBIN LOZNAK/DOiuy
not," said Kimberly Smith, a Vietnam Veterans' Day
member of the United Coalition Tony Gillum, a Vietnam Veteran who served in the Third Marine Division, his daughter Chrystal, and his
Against Racism interviewed for the wife Joan watch the free concert held at Regents' Plaza last week. The concert was held to gain support for a national
program. See PBS, Page 2 Vietnam Veterans' Day. See story, page 3.
At summer school, laid-
one" po'sters are going up
back classes are the rule c
BY ALYSSA LUSTIGMAN nior Sandra Horowitz. "My schedule isn't as heavy and King Sunny Ad6 and t h e
Think of an academic year at Michigan - over- my professor's schedule isn't as heavy. The atmosphere fArican Beats bring their ini-
crowded lecture halls, packed libraries, stressed-out is more relaxed." nice party to the Michigan
nights of cramming material before midterms and fi- HOWEVER, Prof. Janet Gerson, who teaches Theater tonight in a mire ap-
nals. Why would anyone voluntarily stay past April Economics 401, said that while spring term is shorter
and subject themselves to an additional term or two of - forcing students to concentrate on one or two See Arts, Page 30
sheer pressure? classes rather than their usual four or five - classes are
University students say staying in Ann Arbor during more difficult. The first-place women's soft-
the half spring and summer terms is an opportunity to "The classes are much quicker, and since they meet
take some difficult or hard-to-get classes in a less eight hours a week, not four, they are harder because Milne.a be t f four
crowded, non-competitive atmosphere. But some of they are more concentrated. If you miss one class, you . t t
their professors say the work actually can be harder. miss a great deal of material," she said. See Sports, Page 14
"It's more laid back here spring term," said LSA se- See Classes, Page 4 -_

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