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July 21, 1989 - Image 11

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The Michigan Daily-Friday, July 21,1989-Page 11
-v/s ASI KM4vC wAA~ r F M atlock to be first
wjf (f Sl N; ~ l c"cIy A : O AY?YWU TIAN Ifak
* 7// /J Director of (IMA
7ANKS UA p ON A BY WENDY WORTHEN student at Ferris State. I knew at
KIIS-/TAp F- - After a nine month search, the some point I would return to higher
-ARPT - Office of Minority Affairs announced education... but I thought it was im-
- 4. on Tuesday its selection of John portant to get a perspective outside
Matlock as its first director. This of higher education- to gain some
position has been vacant since the experience in the political arena, and
office's creation in June 1987. in economics. It's all interrelated-
Matlock, originally from Detroit, everything has its politics," said
has been district administrator and Matlock.
legislative director for U.S. Rep. "The most challenging aspect of
John Conyers (D.-Mich.) since the job will be interacting with the
1985. He received both his M.A. in large, diverse community at the
journalism and his Ph.D. in higher University," said Monterio. "We
education management from the were very impressed with Dr.
- University of Michigan in 1972 and Matlock's calm disposition and his
,-r 1979. reflective abilities. He can sit back
"Primarily, we were looking for and look at a situation very objec-
someone with good management tively."
skills, leadership skills, and a famil-
i iarity with an institute of higher ed- "I'm looking forward to the chal-
Sarity in as complex as this lenge of helping to expand and en-
- -cto as -ope as this ance opportunities for minority
"-University," said Anne Monterio, hneopruiisfrmnrt
chairperson of the selection commit- students at the University. It will
Out of both sides of the mouth: tee. "His experience in politics and take the efforts of many people to
As shown in the above cartoon the United States continues its contradictory ideology and foreign policy to economics was definitely an added make the Michigan Mandate a per-
further its own economic and military ends. While condemning the Chinese government's response to student plus." manent structure in the University
protest, the Bush administration funds the ARENA regime's attacks on peaceful student demonstrations in El From 1975-77, Matlock was community, something we can all
Salvador. manager of community relations at be proud of. The commitment has
___________________________________________________________ the_ mangersiy f comm nity e t been made by administration, but the
the University. He then moved to effect of the Mandate has to filter
S en a te In tellig en ce re p o rt: Tennessee, awhere eechha dig into departments and dorms,"sad
at Tennessee State University, an
historically Black institution. He Matlock predicted a re-emphasis
b u s esslater worked as manager of research on higher education as a national
busi ess as sua fo th FB and planning at a minority economic crnty issue in America over the next
development organization affiliated few years.
BY FRED HEYWOOD been accepted at face value. In fact, anti-war movement, and the Black with the Tennessee Valley "If we're going to solve our na-
NEWS ANALYSIS FBI director William Session's nationalist movement. In the 1970s, Authority. He is 40 years old. tional-international problems, we're
Last week, the Senate story, that the massive nature of the FBI subversion was directed at the "When I left the University years going to need a strong base in the
*Intelligence Committee issued a re- investigation was entirely the result American Indian Movement and ago, I was dedicated to the causes of educational system. Guns and bullets
port to close its investigation into of misinformation from one infor- most recently at the movement for minority students. I can sympathize are one aspect of the National
charges that the Federal Bureau of mant, has no rational basis. This ab- Puerto Rican independence. This with their frustrations - I was ar- Defense, but so is the education of
Investigation has spied on political surdity is compounded by the fact spying has led to various forms of rested for protesting while I was a the people," said Matlock.
groups working against U.S. inter- that the informant whom Sessions disruptions internally through fo-
vention in El Salvador. The report blames for the investigation, Frank menting personal and political ten- W hat Stanley Kaplan
said that for nearly two years the FBI Varelli, was responsible for origi- sions within and between organiza- H. Doesn't Know
had monitored legal political activ- nally exposing the FBI spying, tions. It has also led to numerous About The New LSAT.
ity. It stated that although the FBI Since Varelli has had his statements cases of false imprisonment on
had legitimate grounds for its inves- corroborated and has passed a lie de- trumped up charges and in some
* tigation of any military support for tector test, while Sessions has not, cases outright murder, as when the
Salvadoran guerrillas, the FBI had it would seem inconceivable that FBI arranged the murders of Black
overstepped its bounds in carrying anyone on the Senate committee Panther leaders Fred Hampton and
its investigation as far as it did. The would accept Sessions' vague and Mark Clark in 1969. This history
committee discovered that the FBI unsubstantiated assertions. of lying, deceit, subversion, and
had scrutinized the activities of This committee functioned just murder has been ignored by the
2,730 individuals and 1,330 organi- as the Iran-Contra committee did two Senate committee. Instead they gave
zations, and had used every FBI field years earlier. When a scandal grew so the FBI the go ahead to continue
office in the country. But the FBI large that it could no longer be con- with more of the same in the future.
investigation found no evidence of cealed, these committees conducted
material support for "the use of vio- preposterous investigations designed
lence by Salvadoran guerrillas" to show that while mistakes took
In issuing this report, the Senate place, everything is basically fine. In
committee has given the FBI a slap the Iran-Contra case, this allowed
on the wrist, but has ignored the Reagan to finish his term in spite of
Bureau's long history of infiltrating having committed impeachable of-
and attempting to subvert domestic fenses, and for the continuation of STANLEY H. KAPLAN
political opposition. The commit- U.S. intervention in Central .e *TakeKaplanOrTakeYourChances
tee's criticism will have no real im- America. In this case, the FBI was PS. Find out what we do know about the new LSAT
pact on the FBI's activities. There effectively given a green light to and how we can prepare you for it.
are no plans to monitor the FBI's continue the sort of political spying
behavior more closely in the future, and subversion it has carried on for L/USSUbegins uly 24
* and no action will be taken against decades.Clsu
specific officers for violating the In the 1960s, this spying and 203 E. Hoover 662-3149
rights of individual citizens. subversion was aimed at undermin-
For the most part, FBI asser- ing the civil rights movement and For other locations call 800-KAP-TEST.
tions, no matter how absurd, have Martin Luther King personally, the

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