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'U' cuts forensic tea

By JEFFREY MILLER
In a community accustomed to the
pomp and pageantry of Big Ten foot-
ball, the University's forensics team
has maintained a quiet, modestly suc-
cessful existence.
But the recent merger between the
Speech and Journalism departments
could change all that.
IN PAST YEARS the team's $3,000
annual budget was provided by the old
Speech Department, but when the
departments merged July 1, that
budget was cut out. As a result, the
team may be in its last season.
Some 25 students participate in
forensics, which includes debate and
individual events such as extem-
poraneous, persuasive, and dramatic
speaking. In the past, the forensics
budget was used to pay for traveling
expenses and entrance fees to regional
and national tournaments.
The first signs that the team might
have difficulties getting funds didn't
appear until this fall as the team began
preparations for the upcoming debate

season.
"OUR MAJOR concern was - do we
have enough money to even start? We
wanted to get started so that we could
be as competitive as other schools,"
said team member Don Baty.
On October 4 team members got a
definite answer concerning their finan-
cial status. In a stormy meeting,
Professor Peter Clarke, chairman of
the new Communications Department,
informed the team that no money had
been allocated for forensics.
"What hurt us the most is that nobody
was notified. We were told after the
fact, with no chance for appeal," said
Bill Bubniak, the sole member of last
year's team to qualify for the national
forensics tournament.
BATY EXPRESSED similar sen-
timents: "It took until October 4 for
somebody to tell us, but we assume the
decision was made long before."
Clarke, however, denies this, saying
that the issue of the forensics team
never came up in discussions of the
executive committee. That committee,

he said, was c
larger instructic
"It's reallyt
continued. "
tracurricular ac
of curricular a
less adequate
deserve to be. T
are equipment
When the depar
than it feels it
tivities commar
extracurricular
AT THE Octo
cited three reas
denied the team
20-25 students
relatively large
requested $6,00
people involve
Communicatio
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provide for conc
Clarke noted,
request, if appr
the largest depa
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n fundin
oncerned with "much current accounts budget is set aside for
onal issues. miscellaneous expenditures.
quite simple," Clarke According to Clarke, "We've had a
Debate is an ex- policy in Journalism that where there
ctivity. There are a lot are important extracurricular ac-
ctivities which are far tivities, or groups that have
ly funded than they professional contributions to make, we
'he most starved areas try to find money to afford transpor-
and current accounts. tation." In keeping with that policy,
rtment has less money Clarke said he told the committee he
needs, curricular ac- would try to find some money for them
nd more attention than from small accounts within the depar-
tment.
)ber 4 meeting, Clarke TEAM MEMBERS said they
ons why the committee received $900 from the department, but
funds: First, only some they weren't particularly enthusiastic.
would benefit from a "We feel it was an attempt to appease
expenditure.-The team us, to show that the Communications
0. Second, few of the Department had done something for the
d in forensics were team," Bubniak said.
ns majors, and the Professor William Colburn, faculty
ad an obligation to moderator of the team, sympathized
entrators first. Finally, with Clarke: "What Peter Clarke is
the team's budget doing is absolutely the right thing. But
oved, would be one of it's unfortunate that the University
.rtmental expenditures, doesn't recognize that some things are
it accounts budget. The for the good of all; they cannot be
"departmentalized or categorized.
' Without money, the team has not
been able to attend any tournaments
this year. Although the prospects for
active competition are gloomy, team
t' members continue to meet every few
weeks. In general, however, the team's
focus has shifted to raising money.
COLBURN HAS been trying to get
additional funds, and team members
have appealed to MSA for financial
support. Last year, MSA gave the team
$400, and this year it provided them an
office in the League, after they lost
their previous office at the beginning of
fall term.
Clarke said he believes that foren-
ick. sics, like other University organiza-
tions, must find external sources for
funds, since neither the Communica-
tiorns Department nor the University is
likely to provide financial support in
view of the tight financial situation.
e ts s For the students, however, the issue
is more than money.
"We need support from the Univer-
'rof. Donald Meyer, the sity. We need people in authority saying
strator, is in Stanford that forensics is viable, that it is impor-
for the experiment's tant. Without that support, it will still be
-1980 start. mediocre," Baty said.

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But he then turned nervous,
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giant electromagnet

By WARREN HEILBRONNER
That 107 ton electromagnet traveling
across the U.S. on Interstate*80 is part
of a high energy physics project that
will involve seven University faculty
researchers.
.,Being trucked at 25 miles-per-hour
from Chicago to Palo Alto, California,
the magnet has attracted national at-
tention because it is one of the heaviest
loads to be transported on a major U.S.
freeway.
PREVIOUSLY USED in bubble-
chamber experiments conducted at the
Argonne National Laboratory in
Argonne, Illinois, the magnet is being
moved, at a cost of about $250,000, to the
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
"The physics we are interested in can
only be done at Stanford," said
Associate Professor of Physics Rudolph
Thun.
"We have a variety of national labs
'for doing high energy physics, and each
lab specializes in its own particular
particle acceleration," Thun explained.
"We're not moving the magnet just for
the sake of moving it."
The 18-foot diameter magnet became
available when the lab near Chicago
was shut down this year, according to
Thun.
THIS SERIES of experiments in-
volves colliding negatively, charged

electrons and positively charged elec-
tron-like particles, called positrons.
"When those two annihilate, that
becomes a very clean source for
producing new matter," Thun said.
The large size of 'the magnet is
necessary, according to Thun, because
"having a large magnet allows you to
measure the energy tracks with greater
precision."
"The particular strength of our ex-
periment is precision," said Thun.
"There are other detectors that will be
out there on this machine, looking at the
same sort of physics with less
precision, that have smaller magnets."
MICHIGAN, ALONG with Indiana
University, Purdue University, the
University of California at Berkeley,
Stanford University, and the Argonne
Lab are working together on the
project, said Thun.
"These experiments are large," he
said. "They're a big collaboration, so
what happens is that all these groups
share building different parts of the
detector. The magnet is just one aspect
of it."
Along with Thun, Physics Professors
J.W. Chapman and Carl Akerlof,
research assistant Andrew Seidle, post-
doctoral fellows David Nitz and Neville
Harnew, and graduate student Dave
Rubin are all part of the Michigan

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group's admini:
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THUN SAID the magnet has encoun-
tered some problems on its trip. Last
week, "It was stuck in Laramie,
Wyoming because the roads were iced
up ... I don't know where it is right
now." .
He said the magnet should arrive on
the West Coast sometime next week "if
it doesn't slip off a mountain or
something."

Despite the financial troubles, team
members are still optimistic. Baty
summed up the optimism of the team
members, saying, "I still want to stick
with it. I'm looking to next year."
Colburn, however, spelled out the
team's future more bluntly: "If the
University doesn't make a commitment
to debate, it will die."

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FILMS
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-A Perfect Couple, 7, 9 p.m., Aud. A Angell.
Cinema II-Meshes of the Afternoon, 7, 9 p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema Guild-The Jazz Singer, 7 p.m.; Singing in the Rain, 9:05 p.m.,
Old Arch. Aud.
PERFORMANCES
Eastern Michigan University-Faculty Woodwind Quintet Concert, 8
p.m., Pease Aud., EMU.
Musical Society-Snytagma Musicum, 8:30 p.m., Rackham Aud.
EMU Lab Theater Series-"Home Free!," 7, 9 p.m., Laboratory
Theater, Room 107, Quirk Building, EMU.
SPEAKERS
U-M Office of Ethics and Religion-Nuclear Energy Forum: Is Nuclear
Power Safe? Economical? Necessary?, four speakers, 8 p.m., Social Hall,
First Unitarian Church, 1917 Washtenaw.
Undergraduate Political Science Association-Prof. Milt Heumann, "On
Law Schools," brown bag, noon, 4004 Angell Hall.
U-M Population Studies Center and the Center of Population Planning,
Dr. E.G.P. Haran, "Research Findings on the Integration of Family Plan-
ning and Health Services in Modjokerto, Indonesia," 4 p.m., 1225 South
University.
Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies-Arand Krishna, Banaras
Hindu University, Varanasi, India, "Aspects of Indian Painting," 11 a.m.,
203 Tappan.
Inst. of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Judith Prewitt, "Medical
Decision Making Devices: Status of the First Generation," 8 p.m., East
Lectue Room, fourth floor, Rackham.
Center for Chinese Studies-Alexander Kilim, Moscow, "Chinese
Studies in'Ue Soviet Union," noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Center for Resarch on Econ. Dev.-Jean-Claude Vatin, "Edification de
la Nation Alerienne," 12:10 p.m., Grad. Conf. Room, third floor, Old Arch.
Bldg.-o
Great Lakes Marine Water Center-Jurgen Jacobs, Univ. of Munchen,
"The Influence of Selective Predation by Fish on the Co-existance of Com-
peting Planktonic Species," 3:30 p.m., White Aud., Cooley Bldg.
lin'ndineerin Prno -.Judith Prewitt. "Natural Intelligence AD-

By ALISON HIRSCHEL
In his farewell address to the Univer-
sity Faculty Senate yesterday, Interim
President Allan Smith praised the
University, and urged individual units
on campus to tighten their belts and
reallocate funds to high priority items.
The University Senate, composed of
all professors, was attended by only a
small number of faculty members at
the semi-annual meeting. In fact, many
professors walked out of the preceding
Senate Assembly meeting before the
University Senate session was about to
begin.
IN INTRODUCING Smith, dental
Professor Richard Corpron, chairman
of the Senate, thanked Smith for his
continuing "time, energy and wisdom."
"With you as interim president," he
said, "I think the University, has moved
forward . .. We appreciate what you
have done for the University." The
Senate broke into lengthy applause.
The major portion of Smith's speech
was devoted to the fiscal problems
facing the University. "Inflation has
already ravaged our budget," he said.
As he has repeatedly done in the past,
Smith encouraged individual units to
"face that question (the budget)
squarely," and decide where their
priorities lie. "If salaries are that
priority, then reallocation must be done
to achieve a higher salary program."
Smith said he did not want to end on a
somber note, and instead spoke op-
timistically in his final comments. "We
havea dynamic president and a
dedicated Board of Regents . .. We
have faculty widely recognized for its
quality. And we have a selective,
quality student body brimming with the
vigor of youth," he said.
ALSO AT THE meeting, Athletic

Director Donald Canham made his an-
nual report to the Senate, a tradition he
neglected last year. Canham stressed
the Athletic Department receives no
money from the University. general
fund to support its activities, and must
rely on the money it earns from dif-
ferent athletic functions.
Nevertheless, Canham asserted, "We
treat non-revenue sports the same way
we treat our revenue sports." He also
said theadepartment sponsored 11 male
and 11 female sports.
Canham insists, despite frequent
criticism of the football ticket
distribution procedures, "We do
everything we can ... to take care of
the students first. We never, ever turn
down a student."
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