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May 12, 1989 - Image 5

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R etention the total faculty.
"The figure is abysmal to begn
Continued from Page 1 with," said Barbara Ransby of the
If Morris and Allen leave, they United Coalition Against Racism.
will continue a five-year departing "The trend should not be holding
line of prominent Black faculty ground. It should be increasing to
members. Among them are former get a representational figure."
CAAS directors Niara Sudarkasa, University President James Dud-
now president of Lincoln University erstadt has issued a commitment to
in Pennsylvania and Thomas Holt, recruiting and retaining minority
now at the University of Chicago; faculty. Charles Moody, Vice
historian Barbara Fields, now on the Provost of Minority Affairs said the
faculty at Columbia University; University should be an environment
psychologist Phillip Bowman, now "condusive to the growth and devel-
at the University of Illinois and an- opment of minority faculty."
thropologist Christopher Davis, now But Mazrui, like other faculty,
at the London School of Economics. say the administration must go fur-
Black faculty currently comprise ther.
three percent of the total University "You need to give (Black faculty)
faculty. However the percentage of influence within the system," said
Black faculty terminations over the Mazrui. "It requires effective institu-
past five years has been on the aver- tionalization. An institution should
age slightly higher than 3 percent of not be window dressing."
F B I of the groups investigated were in-
Continued from Page 1 volved in any illegal activity," said
disagree with US government Alicia Fernandez, a spokesperson for
policy." the CCR. "The investigation is be-
Of the 178 "spin-off' investiga- ing done for political reasons, to
tions from the CISPES case, eight continue the U.S. war in Central
targeted Detroit area groups or indi- America."
viduals. According to the CCR, the
FBI obtained much of its informa- The CCR is continuing its liti-
tion from stories in campus gation on behalf of CISPES.
newspapers and conducted photo and
physical surveillances. Sessions has scheduled a press
"The FBI is interested in conference tomorrow after speaking
identifying (those in) opposition to at the law graduation ceremony at 2
US policy in Central America. None pm.
Continued from Page 1
them to investigate MSA's funds. what they're doing. They shouldn't
"At the meeting covered in the have to be depending on the
article no one knew how much we administration to tell them what's
had or how much we owed. Every- going on with their money,"
one had a different explanation of Phillips said.
what was going on with the budget," The Plante and Moran audit could
said MSA representative Zach Kit- tbe aeri d Msray Pillips
trie not be verified yesterday. Phillips
But Williams, who took over also said he believed all past debts to
MSA in April, says he inherited the SLS and AATU had been paid.
results of "a reckless spending Meanwhile, as MSA tries deter-
spree," which began when Phillips' mine the extent of its debts, it will
announced a $70,000 surplus in postpone paying "between five and
February. According to records, 10 groups" that have been allocated
MSA allocated between $40,000 and but not actually given funds, said
$60,000 to student groups in three Coleman. "I'm pretty confident they
months. will all get their money," he said.
"Money doesn't grow on trees. I Though Coleman called the recent
think it was given to us at one point incidents "humbling," he said the
for a specific purpose and misused," assembly's current budget freeze
u) Williams said. should make a good impression on
, But Phillips said a privately per- the University's Board of Regents
a. formed audit of MSA's budget by when MSA requests new funding
the firm Plante and Moran confirmed next month.
the $70,000 could be used as surplus "This shows the past fiscal
funds. irresponsibility of the student
"Any problem they have with assembly, and highlights the
6 their books is that they don't know responsibility we are showing now."
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