The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, January 23, 1991 - Page 3
by Jay Garcia
by Shalini Patel
taily Staff Reporter
In order to boost University
minority enrollment, University
'resident James Duderstadt and
WVashtenaw Community College
(WCC) President Gunder Myran
signed the Alliance for Minority
tcholars yesterday evening in
'the Michigan League.
The agreement, born out of
informal discussions between of-
ficials from both schools, is in-
} tended to increase the numbers.
of African-Americans, Hispanic
Americans, and Native Ameri-
(ans at the University and for-
imalize a relationship with WCC.
"I think it will provide us
with an opportunity to attract
,some outstanding students; Stu-
0dents who for economic or aca-
Olemic reasons chose community
college," Duderstadt said.
' "We're planting the seed in
students minds about education
after college," said Dr. Robert
Holmes, the University's assis-
tant vice president for academic
affairs. "Our hope is to bring stu-
dents to our campus."
Under the agreement, coun-
selors at both schools will im-
plement a system designed to
identify, encourage, and tutor
students who see the University
as a possibility after graduation
Academic advisors will also
inform students about which
WCC classes transfer to the
WCC students have trans-
ferred to the University before,
but under the alliance, they will
"now be part of an identification
program," Myron said.
In 1990, 125 students trans-
ferred to the University from
WCC, one-fifth of which were
students of color. Director of
Admissions to the University
Richard Shaw said he hopes to
see that number increase. with
the signing of the agreement.
Holmes added that not every
high school student is ready for
the University immediately after
graduation. WCC could serve as
a path to a University education.
Students enrolled in the pro-
gram will receive an early de-
termination of the admissibility
and "preferred consideration for
University President James Duderstadt signed an agreement with Washtenaw Community College yesterday that
will facilitate the transfer process for WCC students coming to the University.
admission" to the University
upon completion of the agreed
upon WCC curriculum.
University schools participat-
ing in the program are LSA,
Business Administration, Natural
Resources, Engineering, and Ar-
chitecture and Urban Planning.
While the University already
makes recruiting trips to most
community colleges in Michi-
gan, Holmes said he hopes the
frequency of those visits will in-
crease under the agreement.
While the plan does not call
for new personnel, Shaw esti-
mated the cost of implementa-
tion at $30,000. Advisory com-
mittee members are still ham-
mering out the details.
The alliance was signed in
the spirit of the Michigan Man-
date, Duderstadt's official com-
mitment to a pluralistic and
multi-cultural campus. Similar
alliances have been formed with
Wayne County and Jackson
Last year at the University
7.1 percent of the undergraduate
and graduate population, Hispan-
ics 3.2 percent and Native Amer-
icans 0.5 percent.
The second break-in to the
Michigan Video Yearbook's
(MVY) Union office in a month'
prompted MVY members to com-
plain at last night's Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly (MSA) meeting
about the assembly's room alloca-
MVY shares the office with
University Students Against Can-
cer (USAC). The stolen items,
both be )aging to MVY, were a
new poi able stereo and a petty
fund be,, with about $20-$30 dol-
lars in ; said Maurice Lotman,
Creati: Froducer of the yearbook.
The '-.S incident showed no evy
idence of a break-in. After the sec-
ond in"Aient, there was a small
chip on the office door and the
closet door was pryed open.
Members of MVY say the rob-
beries may be related to the prob-
lems the group has had with the
MSA's room allocation decisions
this past year.
"The first robbery was obvi-
ously done with a key. I have to
assume it was done by either
someone in USAC, MVY, the cus-
todial staff, or building admin?stra-
tors," Lotman said.
H. Todd Kirby, MVY's Business r
Producer, along with Lot~man,:
claim they "were never notified of:
the November decision to place
USAC in the same office with
them. They estimate the size of
the room to be about 12 x 10 feet.
A third group was to be placed in
the room but it did not receive
"MSA allocated our room to
two other groups and never even
told us. I question how they they.
make room allocations," Kirby
Both Lotman and Kirby said
they wanted USAC moved to a dif-
MSA Budget Priorities Chair
Andrew Kanfer, a Business Admio
istration junior, said he was no&..
certain ifr re-allocating the room,"
would require a vote by the as-
Robert Guttman, founder and
president of USAC, said he would
have no problem moving his organi-,
zation's headquarters to another of-
fice in the Union.
U' abortion foes, opponents mark Roe v. Wade
Abortion rights' foes and propo-
nents marked the 18th anniversary
yesterday of the event which
shaped their battles - the Roe v.
Wade Supreme Court decision.
A Students for Life held a rally on
*e Diag at noon, while about 100
anti-abortion activists from the
area participated in a candlelight
march from the Union to the
Washtenaw County Courthouse.
The vigil remembered the 26 mil-
lion abortions pro-lifers estimate
have occurred since the landmark
1, About t30 members of Ann Ar-
bor Committee to Defend Abortion
nd Reproductive Rights
(AACDARR) held a counter-
demonstration during the anti-abor-
tion candlelight march, parading in
front of the pro-lifers and shouting
slogans defending a woman's right
to an abortion.
Anti-abortion activists com-
plained at the Courthouse that the
AACDARR members were threat-
ening, spitting on, and jostling
them. AACDARR tried to disman-
tle the sound-system while the
vigil organizers spoke, but the
anti-abortion activists kept the sys-
tem operational. The crowd dis-
persed quietly after the speakers
The day accented the differ-
ences between the opposing
"We're for child-care as well as
abortion rights. Choice is the is-
sue," said AACDARR Chair Re-
becca Barlow. "If motherhood is
used to repress women, then it is
(harmful to women)," she said.
Anti-abortion advocates said
that abortion does not liberate
"Women are the biggest vic-
tims of abortion because often
they're not given the full truth and
often have a hard time dealing
with what they've done," said Rae
Ann Houbeck, chair of Right to
Life of Washtenaw County.
"It in fact liberates men, be-
cause men are free to act without
facing consequences. Women are
facing these consequences all by
themselves," she added.
Students for Life Officer Susan
"It's ironic that many students
on this campus call themselves
liberals andsupport abortion when
abortion doesn't liberate the
woman or child," she said.
Right-to-lifers rally on Roe v. Wade anniversary
WASHINGTON (AP) - About
25,000 right-to-life demonstrators,
told by President Bush "to keep
this issue alive," made their
annual march upon the Supreme
Court yesterday to decry the
decision 18 years ago that
Bush took time out from moni-
toring developments in the Persian
Gulf war at the White House to
speak by telephone hookup to the
gathering, which assembled on the
capital's Mall in sub-freezing tem-
"I'm pleased that my voice is
part of the growing chorus that
simply says: Choose life," said
"I'm encouraged by the
progress which has taken place,"
he said. "Attempts by Congress to
expand federal funding for abortion
have been defeated and the
Supreme Court has taken welcome
steps toward reversing its Roe vs.
"You, the volunteers.., must
make it your goal to keep this
issue alive and predominate in the
halls of Congress, the courts, and
in the minds of the American
people," Bush said.
Officer Dan Nichols of the U.S.
Capitol Police estimated the.
crowd at 25,000, far fewer sup-
porters than last year. The National
Park Service and the city police
department concurred in that
figure, compared with an estimate
of 75,000 at last year's march. This
may be due to fear of war and
'A quote in the Daily yesterday saying Martin Luther King would have
opposed the Gulf war and condemning the governments' position on
Minority Scholarships should have been attributed to Bunyan Bryant.
Wa hTHE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Undergraduate Philosophy Club,
weekly meeting. 2220 Angell Hall,
VIA Hillel, bi-weekly meeting.
AIESEC (International Association of
Students in Economics and Business),
weekly meeting. B-School, Rm. 1273,
Undergraduate English Association.
7629 Haven Hall, 7:30.
Michigan Video Yearbook. Union,
Wolverine Rm., 7:00.
Asian American Association. Trotter
Volunteer Income Tax Association,
training session. Hale Aud., 7-9:00.
Consider Magazine, mass meeting.
New staff starts in February. Union,
Pendleton Rm., 8:00.
UM Students of Objectivism, Win-
ter Reception, with a showing of
"Introduction of Objectivism" video
by Dr. Leonard Peikoff. Union, Pond
"Grass-Roots Anti-nuclear Activism
in Kazakhstan," brown bag lecture;
Matt Evangelista, speaker. Lane Hall
"The Civil Rights Movement in the
1950s and 1960s," weeklong lecture
series; Dr. James Forman, speaker.
RC-East Quad Aud., 3-4:30.
"Nationality as Choice: Baudouin
de Courtnay on East European
Minorities." Jindrich Toman.
to include: "Conferencing in a Wri-
ting Course," "Role-Playing Simu-
lations," and "The Confer I System."
Chem. Bldg., Rm. 1706, 3-5:00.
"To See Feelingly: Reason, Passion,
and Dialogue in Feminist Philo-
sophy," Helen Longino of Rice,
speaker. Rackham West Conference
Crawford Loritts, Jr., National
Director of Here's Life Black
America, speaker; sponsored by
Campus Crusade for Christ. Natural
Science Aud., 7:30.
"Testing theta=0 sequentially,"
Hans Rudolf Lerche of University of
Freiberg, Germany, speaker. 451
Mason Hall, 4:00.
Safewalk functions 8-11:30 Sun.-
Thurs. Call 936-1000 or stop by 102
Northwalk functions 8-11:30 Sun.-
Thurs. Call 763-WALK or stop by
ECB Peer Writing Tutors avalible
to help with your papers Sunday-
Thursday, Angell/Haven Computing
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do
Club, weekly practice. Call 994-3620
for info. CCRB Martial Arts Rm.,
U of M Tae Kwon Do Club,
Wednesday workout. CCRB Martial
Arts Rm., 7-8:30.
U of M Shotokan Karate Club,
Wednesday practice. Call Ravindra
Prasad for info. TM Blde Martial Arts
A man was stabbed as his
roommate was tied up in the back
bedroom of their apartment on the
1900 block of Plymouth Road
According to Ann Arbor police
reports, at about 10:30 pm Sunday,
a stranger walked into the apart-
ment through an unlocked door,
and threatened to kill the man in-
side watching TV. He then de-
manded to know where the money
was, and then tied the man's wrists
with a scarf and forced him to lie
on his stomach in a bedroom.
The intruder then ransacked the
apartment, and stole the man's
wallet, police said.
In the midst of the suspect's
plundering, the man's roommate
returned home to find the door to
his apartment locked and chained.
The robber, hearing the roommate
approach, turned and ran out of the
apartment, pausing only to stab the
returning roommate in stomach
with either a knife or a screw-
driver, reports said.
Police said the man was treated
overnight at University Hospitals
for his stab wounds.
A woman was assaulted while
walking in the Tappan and Hill
area at about 9:00 the night of Jan.
The woman was walking south-
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A man trying to sell a conve-
nience store clerk an answering
machine assaulted the employee
and stole his necklace last Sunday.
At about 4:00 a.m., a man sell-
ing an answering machine entered
the Hop-In store at 601 South
Main. When the employee refused
to purchase the machine, the sus-
pect grabbed a gold chain off the
clerk's neck and then fled on foot
toward the Wolverine Deli, Ann
Arbor police said.
Police have a detailed suspect
The Hillel Foundation, 1429
Hill, reported to Ann Arbor police
that two office desk drawers were
pryed open but nothing was stolen
sometime between 7:00 p.m. Sat-
urday night and 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Ann Arbor police could not
identify the method of entry.
by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Administration Reporter I
The search for the new dean of
the School of Business Administra-i
tion will reach its final stage at the
end of the week, when the search
committee announces the finalists
for the position.
The committee hopes to have a
new dean in place by the end of
the semester, depending on the
schedule of the newly-hired dean.
George Seidel, professor of
Business Law, and head of the
search committee, is in the pro-
cess of inviting a group of final
candidates to campus for a two-
The committee met Monday to
narrow their list of candidates.
Minimum standards for the po-
sition include a doctorate, or the
educational equivalent, a com-
mitment to affirmative action, ex-
cellent leadership and communica-
tion skills, and a commitment to
complete at least one five-year
The selective criteria include a.
commitment to enhance a diverse
research and teaching environ-
ment, and a visionary ability to
lead the business school, Seidel
In early October, the committee'
hired the search firm of LaMalie
Associates. "The search firm has
contacted a wide number of possi-
ble candidates," Seidel said.
"They have contacted business
leaders and academic leaders
around the country to decide who
are the best candidates. The search
firm has over 500 contacts."
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