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Grades and sports: A delicate balance

* One kind of competition the University's
athletes must adjust to is the competition for
their time. It's tough enough doing well in the
Big Ten Conference, without having to do well
in an economics class, too.
"I kind of envy the other students, because
they don't have to be in the water six hours a
day," said Mark Noetzel, a swimmer and
education school sophomore.
NOETZEL WAKES up at 5:30 a.m. six days a
week to go to swim practice and then must at-
tend all his classes before going to an afternoon
By the end of the day, Noetzel said, studying
can be difficult because he's so tired.
Yet most student athletes at the University,
regardless of their sport, believe they put

academics before athletics throughout their
careers at Michigan.
"AT THIS university, academics definitely
Athletics M
comes first," said LSA junior Angela Deaver, a
gymnast from Ann Arbor.
What people don't realize, Deaver said, is

that when you're trying to win Big Ten Cham-
pionships all the time, it's very hard to keep up
good grades.
"Athletes are doing what everyone else is
doing - plus," she said.
THE DUAL role these students assume can
take its toll on the athlete who isn't careful.
And, according to the athletes, it's very easy to
be casual about classes when one is a winner
for the Wolverines.
Diane Dietz, the top women's basketball
player and an Academic All-Ameican from Or-
chard Lake, said school'always has come first
for her. But there's a temptation, she said, to
let it work the other way.
Practicing demands concentration and that
in itself takes away from concern with studies,
said the LSA senior. Yet, as the record notes,
Dietz has attained excellence in both areas,

academics and athletics.
FOOTBALL is the sport that demands the,
most time during the school year, according to
most athletes.
Players must appear on the practice fields at
1 p.m. and usually don't get finished until 8:30
each evening after training sessions, films,
work-outs, and regular practices.
If a player is hurt, or needs special attention,
he has to show up at the clubhouse for rub-
downs or bandaging even earlier.
"If you're hurting during the week, you've
got to get treatment to help out with the body,"
explained Wolverine football player Brad
Fischer, an LSA senior from Ortonville.
SAYS COACH Bo Schembechler: "I don't
think laymen understand the enormous amount
of time that is consumed in playing football.
It's the type of situation where you're almost

obligated the year 'round."
Sometimes, the practice and training hurt an
athlete's opportunity to get a solid education.
Some student athletes realize this early in their
careers, but others don't see it coming.
As a senior football player William "Bubba"
Paris noted, it's all too easy to get caught up in
the excitement and glamour of intercollegiate
competition at the expense of an education.
What too many people don't realize, Paris said,
is that an athletic career can end suddenly at
any time.
"EITHER YOUR .ody changes, or you get
hurt," explained Paris, an Academic All-
American from Louisville, Ky.
Paris started out on the Wolverine offensive
line as a freshman and believed that his career
was well-set.
See MIXING, Page 5

Ninety- Two Years Chance of thunder showers
of _ today, turning cooler with a
Editorial-Freedom falling temperatures this
Vol. Nafternoon.
Vol. XCII, No. 157 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan--Saturday April 171982 Ten Cents Fourteen Pogesk

case exposes
rough edges
in 'U' rules
Filing a formal grievance charging a University
professor with sexual harassment takes guts.
Because the grievance procedure can be .a long,
tiring, and embarrassing experience, officials agree,
students are reluctant to press harassment complain-
ts. And, they say, it doesn't help that the University
still has a ways to gp in fine tuning its procedure.
IN FACT, only one such formal grievance has ever
been filed in the College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts. The parties involved in that grievance, filed
more than 16 months ago, still are awaiting for a final
decision on the case.
The charge of improper conduct-which, according
to an informed source, was brought by a female
student against a tenured psychology professor last
fall-went before a three-member ad hoc appeals
panel when informal mediation failed.
Afterhearings which lasted several months, the
panel reached a "middle ground" in its recommen-"
dation, according to economics Prof. Thomas
Weisskopf, the LSA grievance referee.
"THE DECISION didn't completely exonerate the
professor, nor did it completely accept the inter-
pretation of the complainant," Weisskopf said. "My
sense of 'it was that neither party was satisfied with
the outcome."
The parties appealed the committee's recommen-
dation to LSA Dean Peter Steiner, according to
University procedure. "I have read the recommen-
dations.and decided to suspend taking final action on
them," Steiner said this week. He said he is in-
vestigating the case, and trying to find out whether it
is an isolated incident. The dean won't make a final
decision for at least two months, he said.
Weisskopf and Steiner agreed that this grievance
has brought out many weaknesses in the University's
guidelines for dealing with non-academic miscon-
"THE GRIEVANCE prodecures weren't written
with that kind of case in mind," Steiner explained.
They are geared toward a situation which can be
remedied, he said.

Air Force:
Profs ai~d

The University is conducting resear-
ch for use in future weapons systems,
including aerospace vehicles that will
be "invisible" to radar and outerspace
lasers that can shoot down enemy
missiles, Air Force officials said this
Some observ.ers have charged that
the research is in clear violation of
University guidelines governing
weapons research on campus, but the
professors working on the projects in-
sist that the charges are unjustified.
AND AT LEAST one Air Force
#programrn manager-the person who
makes the final decisions on what
money to spend on reseach-backed up
the professors, saying that there's "a 1
in 10 to a 1 in 100 chance" that the results


Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
COMMUNITY MEMBERS rally at the Federal Building yesterday before marching to "Take Back
The Night."
Ann Arbor women
'Take Back the Night'

would ever be used.
In response to a Daily inquiry, Col.
Donald Fujii, the Air Force's director
of science and director of laboratories,
said. Wednesday= that one University
engineering professor's work "will be
used to reduce or eliminate radar
visibility (of aerospace vehicles),"
more commonly known as Stealth
The work, done at the 'College of
Engineering's Radiation Laboratory by
Prof. Thomas Senior, concerns the
basics of "electromagnetic scat-
tering"-a technology which could be
used to make anything from airplanes
to cruise missiles invisible to radar, ac-
cording to an Air Force spokesman.
ALTHOUGH Senior confirmed that
See PROF, Page5

Several hundred people rallied at the Federal
Building yesterday to begin Ann Arbor's third annual
"Take Back the Night" event.
"Take Back the Night," sponsored by the Ann Ar-
bor Coalition Against Rape, is held to show com-
munity support for rape prevention, according to
coalition member Jane Marks.
"IT IS AN appeal to push officials and legislators to
recognize the problem of violence against women and
to encourage all possible changes which could make
streets safe at night," Marks said.
Coalition member Meg Langfur, the first speaker
at the rally, told the crowd that women currently live
in. fear of sexual assualt.
"Life with fear is intolerable," Langfur said. "We
want to be able to come backinto the night. These are
our streets."

OTHER TOPICS discussed at the rally included
self-defense, domestic violence, and a man's role in
rape prevention.
Leo Oken, one of two male coalition members, told
the crowd, "The most effective rape preventative is
for every man in this society to keep his body to him-
self. It's time for us to respect a woman."
Following the rally, female participants marched
three miles through the city's high crime zones.
While women marched, men were invited to attend a
special "Men against Rape" workshop.
Men were asked to attend the workshop instead of
the march because "the mnen can't take back the
night. It's already their's," Marks said. The
coalition hopes, to create a special male network
designed to support women on the issue of sexual


Bursley remembers murder victims


Bursley Hall residents will gather
this afternoon for a "Day of Remem-
brance" to pay tribute to two fellow
dorm residents who were shot and
killed one year ago today during a fire
alarm in the dormitory.
Friends of the two students-Doug
McGreaham of Caspian and Edward
Siwik of Detroit-will deliver speeches
in memory of the tragic early morning
ALSO DURING the ceremonies,
which begin at 4 p.m. in Bursley's West
Cafeteria, friends and dorm residents
will announce the establishment of a

special scholarship in the name of the
two slain students and will open a dorm
lounge named for McGreaham and
McGreaham, a 21-year-old resident
advisor, and Siwik, a 19-year-old pre-
medical student, were both killed one
year ago as they tried to alert other
residents to a small fire that had been
set in the hall.
Bursley residents who . knewx
McGreaham and Siwik said they hoped
the scholarship and the lounge would
help preserve the memory of the two
honors students.
Bursley, said the lounge and scholar-

ship "can keep the consciousness up. I
think it would be nice if people could
remember what happened here."
Collinson added he hoped today's
ceremonies would show "their lives
weren't lost in vain."
"Doug (McGreaham) was a great
guy and one of the best friends I ever
had," said sophomore John Shapiro,
who is a member of the McGreaham-
Siwik Committee, set up to coordinate
the scholarship fund and today's ac-
tivities. "I feel I've lost something and
the world's lost something by losing
Another former Bursley resident,
who was on the sixth Douglas hall the

morning of the shooting remembered
how his friend, Edward Siwik, seemed
to be everyone's friend. "Ward was a
super guy. He knew everybody and
nobody disliked him," said sophomore
Michael Neumann. "I don't think he
had an enemy in the world."
Siwik's mother, contacted last night
-in Detroit, said she was grateful that so
many students planned to pay tribute to
her son. She said her family will attend
a special graveside ceremony in
Detroit today to remember their son.
"Certainly there's violence, certainly
there's tragedy, but goodness always
outweighs evil," she added.

Celebrating Spring
Holly Gresehouer, 2, joined her mother Edie at the Spring Carnival on the
Diag yesterday. Holly picked up a few free balloonsat the event' promoting
student organizations. See story on Page 2.

7-i l

Dancing in the street
S CHOOL-WEARY students who are looking for some
elief after the last day of classes are in for a treat this
Tuesday. The 7th annual Madison Street Concert will bring
three popular musical groups to Ann Arbor, and the concert
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problem encountered during the planning of the concert has
been the unpredictability of the weather. If it does rain, the
concert will be held in the Union. Rain or shine, the Madison
Street Committee promises a fun time. As sophomore Andy
August says; "It's not often you can see three good bands all
together for free and on the last day of class, too."
Say it with corn
Those Dayton tax collectors just can't seem to grain and

Joyce out loud
Although the novel itself takes place in one day, students
at Wesleyan University in Connecticut figure it will take at
least 32 hours to read Ulysses aloud. The students
traditionally read James Joyce's novel aloud on June 16 as
part of an annual celebration. The date has been moved up
to today, however, because the Wesleyan term ends next
week. The students have dubbed their celebration "Bloom's
Day, after the novel's main character Leopold Bloom.
Ulysses. written in a poetic stream of consciousness style.

Also on this date in history:
* 1945 - University Graduate Wilfred Haughey was
awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for leading an
assault on German forces along the Moselle River in Fran-
ce during the end of WWII;
" 1972 - An anti-war protest on the Diag attracted 400
people to call for an end to the bombing of North Vietnam
Also, the National Student Association called for a one day
nationwide student strike as a further protest of the war:
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