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Mass Media (Newspaper) - September 23, 1986, Boston, Massachusetts THE MASS MEDIA Volume 21 Issue 9 University of The man who will be by Brian M McDevitt He grew up in the ghettos of Washington so poor that he his mother and brother all lived together in a 10footsquare room But Franklyn Jenifer overcame the poverty of his youth and went on to become first a scientist then a professor and college ad ministrator and finally the newly ap pointed chancellor of Massachusetts higher Education The State Board of Regents which oversees all public higher education in the state including the University of Massachusetts chose Jenifer after a lengthy battle which eventually involved Governor Michael S Dukakis the state House Speaker George Keverian and the board itself In July the regents chose then state James G Collins as chancellor after rejecting the original list of finalists chosen by the boards search committee Jenifer as well as three others was on that list but when none of the four could garner a majority of votes from the board it finally chose Collins Dukakis however reacted quickly and angrily to the regents action calling it He replaced the boards chair man with a close political advisor and in August filled three vacant board seats with allies effectively to some observers taking control of the board On September 9 after a new search process in which Collins was a finalist this new Board of regents appointed Jenifer as the new chancellor Collins who had resigned his state seat take the job was fired Jenifer who is currently vice chancellor of the New Jersey Department of Educa tion will leave that post and take over as Massachusetts top education policy maker shortly He has been in the New Jersey system in a variety of capacities for the last 16 years Despite povertystricken youth it is clear that he always had a desire to better himself Although his high school education was so poor and in adequate that he could not gain entrance to any college Jenifer did not give up he got a job as a messenger in the Library of Congress where by a staff member he began to take additional courses Those courses allowed him to pass an entrance exam to Howard Univer sity and became a college student Hard work paid off for Jenifer who earned his bachelors and masters degrees from Howard both in the field of microbiology He then became a research technician at the federal governments pioneering laboratory in plant virology in Beltsville Md After a few years of hard research and after being promoted to plant virologist Jenifer went back to col lege and received his in plant virology in 1970 It was at this time that he joined the faculty at Livingston College part of Rutgers University in New Jersey Ernest Lynton the founding dean of Livingston and now a senior associate at the John W to page 4 I want to insure that Massachusetts does not lose the brain power that resides in its urban Franklyn G Jenifer recently appointed state chancellor of higher education Dukakis and Kerry grace Convocation Wanted screamers Garrity We must push for harbor cleanup by Barbara M Clancy What makes the states economy tick Innovation according to Governor Michael S Dukakis Innovative programs and policies are necessary ingredients for Massachusetts continued economic suc cess he told a capacity audience in Herbert Lipke Auditorium For three centuries Massachusetts has been at the cutting edge of opportuni ty and growth because entrepreneurs were willing to take chances and working people were willing to try new Dukakis said Dukakis detailed some of the programs which he said have contributed to the Massachusetts miracle in a talk given as a part of this years Convocation festivities held Sept 22 The speech was televised live to audiences at Southeastern Massachusetts University and According to Dukakis the states economic vitality has become legendary Last weekend he said facing no oppo nent in the primary elections he went to Wisconsin to campaign on behalf of the incumbent governor there If I heard it once I heard it a dozen times people in Wisconsin talking about making their state the Massachusetts of the There are good reasons for other states to want to emulate Massachusetts he ad ed In the last ten years the Com unemployment rate has gone from being the second highest in the na tion to the lowest Last year ment fell to percent New businesses are being created real personal income is growing and a million deficit has been replaced with a million surplus However Dukakis said if theres one thing we have to avoid its Instead of resting on our laurels we must ask how the Sen Kerry shares a memory of the late Michael A Ventresca at the Convocation Ven tresca a alumnus and one of the states leading political consultants was killed in an auto accident last year Morning ceremony story page 5 Massachusetts miracle happened and how we can make it stronger in the years For Dukakis continued reinvest ment in the state and the states businesses is the answer and he detailed several ways in which the state has and will continue to do this Rebuilding the states transportation system has and will continue to be a priority he said Planned transportation improvements have included a billion upgrade of greater Boston transit and railroad systems including rail service to the south of Boston Other improvements will include a depressed central artery and a third harbor tunnel to ease traffic to page 5 by Scott Stanley With a walrus mustache starched shirt bow tie and machine gun delivery former Superior Court Judge Paul G Garrity in formally known as the sludge judge for his cleanup of Boston Har bor spoke to some 30 people Thursday Sept 18 on what must be done to make that order reality His talk was one in a series of seminars sponsored by the En Sciences Program The problem rests with Governor Dukakis and boy has he ducked out of this Garrity told the audience He added the are unwilling to touch the issue and to delay action the state legislature has been calling for round after round of studies The cleanup of Boston Harbor is go ing to cost a lot more money than it should and take a lot more he said Currently billion and 14 years are believed necessary to revive the Har bor The two biggest problems are the governor and the District Court Judge A David In order for the harbor to get cleaned up the governor needs to grab it from the said Garrity But he wont because it wont get him any As for expecting federal deadlines for harbor cleanup to have much impact Garrity noted If dates are hot com plied with hes not going to get With any cleanup of the harbor theres going to be solid matter produced by the sewage treatment processes necessary to resuscitate the har bor Currently gallons of sewage flow daily into If the sludge is removed where is it going to go Lets talk about invited Gar rity You can burn it bury it or dump it in the ocean Why does it take an 18month study to determine this His politician wants to be held politically responsible for selecting a disposal method Try burying the stuff in Lexington or any town if you want to see the shit hit the you dont think you could dump il off the Massachusetts coast onto Georges Bank This leaves burning as the only method Garrity had proposed that all new con struction in Boston should stop until federal deadlines for cleanup were met His actions stirred more controversy than sludge and now retired from his position as a superior court judge he wants action fast But he said he doesnt see anything but to page 3 Inside Senate Passes Fiscal 87 Budget Two New Programs Proposed 7 2
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