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entagon research up,

but not at 'U'

which forabde the Defense Departmej
from sponsoring research not direct
related to military functions, al
detered the Pentagon from dealing wit
universities. But according to Unive
sity Director of Research Developmei
and Administration James Lesch, "ti
Mansfield Amendment is now co
sidered passe."
During the past few years Pentago
supported research has found itse
back in college laboratories agai
University administrators are unab
to give concrete reasons why ti
University has not felt this resurgenc
as have its peer institutions, and on
cite the University's "diversity" as
possible reason.
"WE ARE MORE diversified tha
some of our peer institutions in bot
sponsors and programs," Cebulsl
said.
"They (other universities) don
always have a choice of sponsors,
Lesch said. If, for instance, a universit
is very strong only in engineering, h
explained, it must rely on selecte
sponsors for most of its research, suc
as the Department of Defense.

nt The University, Lesch said, is strong University has very stringent rules."
ly in many areas and has a larger selec- The rules are contained in the
so tion of sponsors, ranging from the University's Policy on Classified
th National Science Foundation to the Research. They state the University4
r- Department of Health, Education and will not accept any project which would
nt Welfare. HEW is the University's "destroy human life or ... incapacitate
he largest sponsor and funds ap- human beings."
n- proximately $35 million. A project must also involve graduate
ACCORDING TO spokespersons at students, otherwise "it defeats the pur-
n-. the Defense Department, although pose of the University," Nowosielski
slf research objectives are published, the said. This would include, according to
n. department does not actively recruit the policy, a project "which limits open
le researchers. "It could be that in- publication of results."
he dividual researachers have not submit- Some faculty members say they feel
ce ted proposals to us," said Acting although classified research is limited,
ly Director of Procurements for the Air the Pentagon should not sponsor any
a Force Office of Scientific Research projects at the University. "The reason
John Linter. If few proposals from the (the Pentagon sponsors pure research)
an University are submitted, he said, few is to make them look more palatable"
th proposals can be accepted. Mathematics Prof. Art Schwartz said,
ki Very little of the research conducted "It isn't their function to sponsor basic
at the University is classified, and that research (at universities)-they have
't which is, must first pass a screening other places to do that."
," committee. According to Laura Despite Schwartz's opposition to the
ty Nowosielski, a student who sat on the , research, Lesch said increases in the
he University's Committee on Classified nation's defense budget cause him to
ad Research, only five projects came un- expect the University's dealihgs with
ch der the group's scrutiny in 1979 the Pentagon will increase in upcoming
"because they (the military) know the years.

A guide to Rackham

(Continued from Page 5)
Board. In addition, as a unit in contact
with all graduate departments and
programs but tied to none, it works to
maintain fairness in the enforcement of
standards and policies.
" To inform: It serves as an infor-
mation clearinghouse for faculty, staff,
and students, concerning records-
related policies, procedures, and
regulations.
" To record: As the repository for
graduate academic records, it main-
tains pertinent data on ~all Rackham
graduate students. These are: NCFD
Students (those Not a Candidate for a
Degree), master's level students, in-
termediate level students (those
working on professional degrees?
Specialist in Education, Certificate of
Gradaute Studies in Mathematics, and
the professional Engineer degrees),
pre-candidates (students admitted to a
doctoral program but not yet admitted
to Candidacy in that program), and
candidates (doctoral students who have
received a Certificate of Candidacy
from the Graduate School after.
recommendation by their department).

Dissertations Office; all others are kept
by this office.
" Referral information about
University organizations and agencies:
" Communication links between
student, faculty and staff organizations
for women;
" General counseling; and
" Information about the Non-
Traditional Fellowship Program.
Academic Appeals. Academic ap-
peals. procedures are available for
Rackham students who seek coun-
seling, mediation, or formal
proceedings to resolve grievances in
the areas of evaluation and grading,
discipline, University rules and
policies, or access to information about
the student. These appeal procedures
are described in the Graduate School
Bulletin (Regulations Handbook), and
copies of the procedures are available
in Room 166.
Graduate Academic Records Office.
This office has three primary fun-
ctions:
" To maintain standards: In
cooperation with the several depart-
ment and programs it works to main-
tain the standards set by the Executive

Office of Non-Academic Career
Counseling and Placement. In Septem-p
ber 1976, the U-M established the Office
of Non-Academic Career Counseling
and Placement for Graduate Students.
It is headed by James J. Krolik and is
part of the Office of Career Planning,
and Placement. Supported by the
Rackham Graduate School, the
Rackham Student Government, the Of-
fice of the Vice President for Student
Services, the Office of Career Planning
and Placement, and an initial small
grant from the Sloan Foundation, it is
designed to help students make the
transition from the academic environ-
ment to the worlds of business, in-
dustry, and government.
Graduate Career Counseling's
typical clients are graduate students in
the humanities or social sciences who
have not yet become doctoral can
didates. According to Mr. Krolik, these
are students who "are exploring career
options while completing thgeir degree
or who have made a decision to leave
their academic program." In addition #
undergraduates, Ph.D. candidates,
alumni, faculty, and staff use the ser-
vice.

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Only five
more to go.
and you'll have all your books.
Just a little more fighting through
crowds, searching shelves, and
running around, and you'll be done.

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Of course, the people who went to Urich's are home drinking coffee. An
Urlich's helper took their class lists, gof their books, and handed them over.
It didn't cost them any more, either.
Maybe you should try Ulrich's, too.

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