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Russian freighter sinks;
second victim of storm

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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - Fifty-
"foot waves sank a Soviet freighter
yesterday in the city North Atlantic,
leaving 35 dead or missing and
-raising the number of feared
fatalities to 119 in the storm-lashed
area in two days.
The world's biggest oil rig, the
Ocean Ranger, capsized Monday 20
miles east of Newfoundland, leaving
-one man drowned and 83 missing
and feared dead. A federal in-
vestigation of the sinking has been
announced.
IT WAS THE second-highest toll in
the history of offshore drilling, ex-
ceeded only by the loss of 123 men in
the capsizing of the rig Alexander
Kielland in the North Sea on March
27, 1980.
The Halifax Search and Rescue
Center said 21 bodies were
;;recovered from the freighter, 14 or
15 people were missing and five

were rescued from the 4,262-ton con-
tainer ship. A spokesman said the
exact number of people aboard the
Soviet ship was not known, but he
believed it to be 40 or 41, not 37 as
originally believed.
The center said two ships were
hunting for survivors, that another
ship and a plane were heading to the
scene but that freezing conditions
made it too dangerous for helicop-
ters to fly and that more blinding
snow was expected. . \
THE MEKHANIK Tarasov, en
route to Europe from Trios-
Rivieres, Quebec, developed a 45-
degree list overnight in 40-knot win-
ds, heavy seas and freezing spray.
Its cargo was not immediately
known.
Mobil Oil Canada Ltd., which
leased the Japanese-built rig from a
Louisiana company, said the crew
included 15 Americans. 52 Newfoun-

dlanders, 16 men from other parts of
Canada and one Briton.
President of Mobil Oil Canada Ltd.
William Mason, whose firm
operated the 35-story rig-the
largestof its type in the world-told
a news conference Monday night
rescuers "certainly cannot hold out
much hope for survivors."
IN OTTAWA yesterday, Energy
Minister Marc Lalonde announced
to Parliament that Supreme Court
Justice T.A. Hickman has been ap-
pointed to lead a federal in-
vestigation into the Ocean Ranger's
sinking. Hickman, chief justice of
the trial division, has been involved
in investigations of several marine
disasters.
The Ocean Ranger began to list
dangerously during a vicious winter
storm Monday morning. It toppled
over within minutes after the crew
radioed it was abandoning the $50
million semi-submersible rig.

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into a performing art was originated by
Dartmouth Prof. John Rassias. In his
French class, Rassias has done
everything to involve students from
ripping off his shirt in a frenzy to
dressing as a nineteenth-century Fren-
chman.
Melichar successfully transported
Rassias' method to the University three
years ago. He admits an instructor
must be "something of a ham" to suc-
cessfully practice this technique.
Melichar makes extensive use of
props to illustrate grammar concepts.
For one class, Melichar stacked books

and chairs o
mounted the
preposition
illustrationt
structor and
vivid lesson.
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pairing up st
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student," Me
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rings fun to class
)n top of a desk, and then "It's fun," said LSA freshpersgA
e pile to demonstrate the Christina Hinz. "You like it, so
"on." Although the learn a lot more."
tumbled to the floor, in- "Melichar is just more involved in
all, the students received a class," LSA sophomore Dave Hughe
said, comparing Melichar to previ*
S IN CLASS is placed on University instructors.
udents for language drills. GERMAN DEPARTMENT chk-
best resources is a fellow man Prof. Roy Cowen credits Melichar
elichar explains. Melichar witl an effective teaching method.
that it is more important "He's had a great deal of freed&i
to feel comfortable when because he does a good job," Cowen
language than to be said.
perfect. Cowen does not feel, however, that
s relaxed, entertaining at- such dramatic techniques are ap-
aws praise from students. propriate or necessary for evorP
teaching assistant.
"It's not a method everyone could
use," Cowen added. ''I would per-
sonally jfrefer to appeal to thought
,enient Drop-off processes. I couldn't teach that way."
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University and the University of
California-Berkeley.
"I don't see why anybody needs
X100,000," Hornback said. "There are
lots of other rewards in this world
besides how much money you make.
People in jobs like mine would have lots
othose rewards available to them."
V-ornback cited enjoyable work, the
opportunity to work closely with people,
and discussing valuable ideas as exam-
pIes of those rewards.
'My garbage man deserves to make
S1ot more money than I do," Hornback
said. "We couldn't get by without him."
salary increases for faculty memi-
iers are determined on the basis of
;.erit, according to Allmand. The
%ipartment chairperson and an
executive committee review each
i4culty member's performance in ac-
cordance with criteria set by the depar-
tment.
Recommendations are then forwar-
ded to the dean's office, and from there

to the appropriate University vice-
president, Allmand said.
While criteria vary somewhat bet-
ween departments, an informal check
with several department chairpersons
revealed three basic criteria-resear-
ch, teaching, and service.
A similar set of criteria is employed
by many other University departments,
ranging from the Law School to
physical education. In fact, many other
colleges and universities use the same
standards sto decide which faculty
members get the pay raised and the
promotions.
Officials from Michigan State
University, Ohio State University, and
the California university system all
cited the same three criteria: research,
teaching, aid service.
Many of the same standards used to
decide pay raises are used in the
decisions over whether or not an in-
dividual professo4 will be granted
tenure.
The procedure for granting tenure is

similar to the merit salary increase
procedure, but is an entirely separate
process, Allmand said. It is ususally
granted when andassistant professor is
promoted to associate professor or full
professor. As withsmerit, criteria are
set by the individual departments.
Tenure review starts at the depar-
tment level and is tied to promotion,
Allmand said. The chairperson and
executive committee forward recom-
mendations to the appropriate school or
college. The dean then forwards a
recommendation to the appropriate
University vice president.
The vice presidential office then
reviews each tenure candidate. Final
recommendations are presented to the
University Regents in their May
meeting.
Skadden called tenure review,
"an evaluation of everything an in-
dividual has done throughout his
career." He said the purpose was to
decide if an individual would continue
to remain outstanding in all areas.

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affairs, said, "We have not been affec.,
ted at all, except on the cocktail cir-
cuit." He said merit pay increases for
medical faculty members ranged from
"nothing to substantial."
Although many department chair-
persons said public salaries have
caused no problems in their depar-
tments, some said the publication had
created new problems. "It made a lot
of people very unhappy and some very
bitter," said political science chairman
Sam Barnes. "It's a public status
ranking, so to speak," he said.
Terrance Sandalow, dean of the
School . of . Law,, said publication has
caused problems at the law school. "It
has certainly made it more difficult to
have disparities in merit increases," he
said.
Echoing Barnes, Sandalow said that
people had been hurt by "a community
exposure of judgments made about
them by people responsible for salary
ipcreases."
The officials at Michigan State
University, Ohio State University, and
the University of California-Berkeley
said public disclosures of salaries had
1not caused them any problems. Private
colleges and universities are not bound
by law to disclose payroll figures.
One thing that becomes immediately
apparent upon examining the salary
structure is the wide disparity between
professors in different departments.
Economics Prof. Ronald Teigen,
hairman of the Committee on the
Economic Status of the Faculty at-
tVibuted these differences to what he
termed "marketability."
Teigen explained that marketability.
Pefers to the demand for an individual's

services. A medical doctor, for exam-
plI, could make far more money
working outside the University than
could an English professor. "People in
humanities don't have that many out-
side options," he said.
Professors in the humanities are, as a
result, among the lowest paid. Not sur-
prisingly, they were less enthusiastic in
supporting the need for salary
disparities than those in higher-paid
fields like law or engineering.
"Some differences are inevitable,
given the market," said English
Chairman John Knott, the former ac-
ting LSA dean. "I'd like to see LSA get a
larger share, and the humanities within
LSA get a larger share. People in
humanities departments tend to be un-
der-rated," he said. Shapiro called
salary disparities "a fact of life." He
said, "The differentials are not a policy
as much as an outcome of an attempt to
put together the best quality education
and staff we can."
Sandalow agreed with Shapiro.
"Disparity is essential if we're going to
remain a major university," he said.

George Haddad, chairman of the
Department of Electrical and Com-
puter Engineering, called the disparity
"very fair. I really think we have to
take into account considerations of
market value, otherwise we won't be
successful in keeping or attracting top
faculty members. I'm all for it."
At Michigan State University,
Assistant Provost Robert Banks said
top professors probably make about,
$80,000, as compared to $120,000 at the
University of Michigan. He said,
however, that this figure does not in-
clude income from outside sources, or
moonlighting. Dorothy Jackson, a
spokeswoman for Ohio State University
said Ohio State recently rescin-
ded a $55,000 pay ceiling, but that
anyway. Most earn between $30,000 and
$50,000 she said. Again, this does not in-
clude outside income.
The 'system of universities in Califor-
nia has no disparity, according to
Aasen. He said there was a nine-month
faculty pay scale state-wide. However,
he noted that there were separate
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