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The Michigan Daily-TuesdayJuly 25, 1978-Page 3
Group's findings
leave Plymouth head
'favorably impressed'

David Rosen, acting director of the
Plymouth Center for Human Develop-
ment, said yesterday he is "favorably
impressed" with findings of a state-
appointed committee which probed
charges of abuse and neglect at the
Wayne County institution.
"I think they touched many of the
poignant facts relating to abuse," said
headed by former University School of
Education Dean Wilbur Cohen, was
established by Governor William
Milliken in early March after a series of
articles in the Detroit Free Press ex-
posed documented cases of abuse and
neglect at the center.
Last week, the Cohen task force
released its final report, confirming
abuse at Plymouth was "real and
serious" and necessary improvements
would take longer than they initially
AP Photo believed.
The task force recommended several
, finishes changes, including intensive training
out to the for employees, community placement
ing chess homes for the residents and an incen-
tive system to entice attendants to seek

more advanced jobs at Plymouth.
ROSEN, WHO is expected to leave
Plymouth shortly to accept a post with
the State Mental Health Department,
claims improvements at the center are
becoming increasingly visible each
week; but he said it will be nearly three
years before the center becomes
'Withuin(a'ear, Ply nouth
will be at tle point where
it cant be sererelv criti-
-David Rosen,
Plymouth acting

When Karl Krause, who is attending a summer school for gifted children
his week's assignment two days early, he doesn't take a snooze or headc
bars to recuperate. Instead, the eight-year-old amuses himself by playi
with one of his buddies.

HEW rules formalize 'U' poliey

Regulations proposed last week by
the Department of Health, Education
and Welfare's Office of Education will
only formalize in September current
University policy on refunds involving
Guaranteed Student Loans, a financial
aid officer said yesterday. The gover-
nment regulation would require what
they had already expected from schools
which participate in the federal loan
program - a "fair" refund policy.
UNDER THE new rules, which are
contingent on public comment, the
unused portion of a loan given to a
student who drops out would be retur-
ned to the lender. Guaranteed Student
Loans are financed by commercial

"There really is no change (in
University policy)," said John Tatum,
financial aid officer in charge of the
University guaranteed loan program.
Skee Smith, of the Office of Education
in Washington, confirmed that the
proposed regulations simply formalize
the refund policy currently in effect
nationwide for the loan program.
THE PROPOSED rules also explain
criteria the Office of Education would
use in determining whether or not a
school's policy is fair. The school
would, for example, have to consider
the period for which tuition, fees, and
room and board had been paid; the
types and amount of instruction,
equipment and other services the
student had received; and the length of
time the student was enrolled, in order

to determine how much of the loan
would be returned to the lender.
Returning unused portions of loans
would reduce the amount of interest
and special allowances paid by the Of-
fice of Education on the outstanding
balance of a loan. In addition, federal
insurance on defaulted loans would cost
less. And the amount of the students'
debts would decrease by, the amount
refunded to the lender.
The proposed regulations amend
rules for the guaranteed loan program,
published in April. The April rules did
not include an institutional refund
The regulations will become official
policy Sept. 5, according to Smith. The
public has until that time to respond to
the Office of Education.

recognized as an acceptable institution.
"Within a year, Plymouth will be at
the point where it can't be severely
criticized," he said.
The Plymouth director said the
Cohen Committee proposal for better
employee hiring practices is a crucial
"IT IS VERY important that the Civil
Service Commission do a good job here
because we need the right and capable
employees to work at Plymouth," said
The director said Plymouth ad-
ministrators would interview applican-
ts receiving approval of the com-
mission. He added that the special in-
training program for the center's em-
ployees is intended to develop behavior
"We try to find out what the atten-
dant's behavior pattern is and how he
would respond to certain situations in
the company of the residents," he said.
Throughout the long Plymouth or-
deal, the Plymouth Association for
See PLYMOUTH, Page 9

Happenings ...
. .. begin with a reminder that Project Outreach
is accepting applications for its fall Internship in
Adolescence, a full-time, undergrad fieldwork-
program. For more information, call 764-9179 or
stop by 554 Thompson ... the League of Women
Voters sponsors a candidates' night for judicial
hopefuls for the Washtenaw County Probate Court
and the 14th District Court at 7:30 at the City Hall
Council Chambers.

equipped Greyhound bus, the Chronicle of Higher
Education reported. The bus makes 11 stops every
morning with class beginning as the bus leaves the
final pick-up point. The vehicle is out fitted as a
modular classroom, complete with a lectern and
cubicle office for the professor. An overhear projec-
tor substitutes for a blackboard and special window
blinds are provided to block out any distractions.
Students can earn thre credits for courses taken
aboard the buses. Which only proves there's a lot to
be said for the things you learn in the streets.
Wine not?
In earlier years, the Los Gatos Wine Tasting
Festival was the toast of the town. But lately the
folks in that California town have gotten fed up with
the spirited event. So this year it will be called the
Los Gatos Culture Festival and anyone cought

McLain. "It was wholesale consumption." McLain
said the nearly 10,000 persons who attended the feat
in past years stood elbow-to-elbow in the town plaza,
soaked up the sun and the wine supplied by the
nearby Paul Masson winery and got "bombed right
out of their minds." When that wine ran out, the
revelers stumbled toward the liquor stores and
filled the town's 83 bars and alcohol-serving
restaurants. Every year, the reports of overturned
cars, drunken brawls and vandalism increased until
this year the townsfolk finally said, "no more." The
town council imposed still regulations to keep the
event under control. And now the people of Los
Gatos will have nothing to whine about.
On the outside ...
It will be mostly sunny today with clouds making
only an occasional appearance. Expect a high

Leave the teaching to us
New York's A delphi University
students for a ride - literally. Adel
the practice of offering college co
commuter trains and has now branc
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