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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, January 20, 1983-Page 3

HAPENIGS-Grad. dean criticizes'
u., n A kXl£fW) A XYM LIA M t iT.n*iv r tit rda d rtments. Sussman said. And s

the study
does no~t do

The University Regents will hold their January meeting at 10 a.m. in the
Regents Room of the Administration Building.
AAFC - Taxi Zum Klo, 7 & 9 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Cinema Guild - Z, 6 & 9:50 p.m., Basic Training, 8:15 p.m., Lorch Hall.
CFT - Stolen Kisses, 7:30 p.m., Small Change, 9:15 p.m., Michigan
Mediatrics - King of Hearts, 7 & 9 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Public Health - Noontime Film Fest, Never Give Up & Aging, 12:05 p.m.,
Canterbury Loft - Equus, 8 p.m., Residential College Theater.
PTP - The Diary of a Madman, 8 p.m., New Trueblood, Frieze Bldg.
UM Friends of Common Ground - Classical Jazz: A Symphonic Concert, 8
p.m., Performance Network, 408 W. Washington.
Union Arts - Music at Mid Day, David Douglass (viols), Ellen Hargis
(voice), and Beth Gilford (recorders) present "The Ark of the Trouvers:
13th Century Poetry & Music," 12:10 p.m., Pendleton Rm., Union.
Anthropology - Brown Bag Sem., Wilford Wolpoff, "Why Archaeologists
Should Occasionally Ready the American Journal of Physical An-
thropology," 12 p.m.,4009 Museums Bldg.
Atmospheric & Oceanic Science - R. G. Teske, "What Has the Sun Been
Doing?" 4 p.m., 2233 Space Res., North Campus.
Campus Chapel - Evid Guathier, "Suicide," 7:30 - 9 p.m., 1236
Chemistry - Physical Chem. Sem., Stuart Gentry, "Recent Advances in
the Study of Exciton Dynamics in Naphthalene," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem.
Computing Center - Forrest Hartman, Laboratory: Full-Screen Editing
on the Ontel, 9-10:30 a.m., Ontel Rm., NUBS; Chalk Talk, CC Consulting
Staff, MTS Files, 12:10 - 1 p.m., 1011 NUBS; Bob Blue, "Intro to MTS, MTS
Files," 3 - 5 p.m., 2235 Angell or 7 - 9 p.m., 131 School of Bus. Ad.; Forrest
Hartman, "Intro. to Use of Micros with MTS," 7 - 8:30 p.m., 130 Sch. of Bus.
Ethics and Religion - Thomas Berry, "The Fate of the Earth as a
Religious Responsibility," 8p.m., Kunzel Rm., Union.
Japanese Studies - Michael Flynn, "Compensation Differences Between
the U.S. and Japanese Automotive Industries," 12 p.m. Lane Hall Commons
LSA - Kenneth Waltz, "The Stability of the Central Balance," 8 p.m., 120
Hutchins Hall.
SYDA Foundation - Swami Shantananda, "Creativity and Meditation," 8
p.m., Pendleton Rm., Union.
Vision - Lunch Seminar, Steve Scherer, "Degeneration & Regeneration
in Goldfish Trochlear Nerve," 12:15 - 1:30 p.m., 2055 MHRI.
Ann Arbor Libertarian League - 7:30 p.m., Dominick's, 812 Monroe.
Alliance of Lesbian and Gay Male Social Work Students - 5:15 p.m., 2075
Campus Crusade for Christ -7 p.m., 2003 Angell Hall.
Huron Valley Quilting Society - film, Quilts in Women's Lives, 7:30 p.m.,
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division.
Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship -7 p.m., Union.
Med Cntr. Bible Study - 12:30 p.m., Rm. F2230 Mott Children's Hospital.
LaGroc/ Lesbian and Gay Rights on Campus - 7:30 p.m., Welker Rm.,
National Association of Accountants- Paul McCracken, "The Economic
Outlook for 1983," 6 p.m., Briarwood Hilton.
Society of Women Engineers - study break, 8 -10 p.m., 144 W. Engin.
Washtenaw County Association for the Education of Young Children -
Judy Williston and Phyllis Young, "Historical Perspectives in Early
Childhood Education,"' 8 p.m., First United Methodist Co-op Preschool, 120
S. State.
Spartacus Youth League - class series, "Revolutionary Marxism
Today," 7:30 p.m., Union Conf. Rm. 6.
Cooperative Extension Service - Southeast Michigan No-Till Conference,
Weber's Inn.
Human Resource Development - Written communications seminar, Prof.
Mary Bromage, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-4 p.m., Rms. 130 A and B, LSA Bldg.
Renaissance Universal Club - Study Group on "Ananda Marga Yoga:
Meditation & Philosophy of Tantra," 6-7 p.m., and 7:30-8:30 p.m., 506 E.
UAC - Mini Course Registration, Union Ticket Office.
Student Wood & Craft Shop - Advanced Power Tools Safety, 6-8 p.m., 537
Scottish Country Dancers - Beginning class, 7 p.m., Intermediate Class, 8
p.m., Union.
Art - Eve Olive, "Movement Workshop: Exploring the Asthetics of Form
and Space Through Movement," 8:30-11 a.m.

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A recent study of the country's
graduate schools had many inherent
problems and will probably be used in-
correctly to rank the schools in the
future, a University dean said last
The survey, done by a coalition of four
-national academic organizations,
ranked University graduate programs
eighth among all institutions nation-
SPEAKING before a crowd of about
30 people at the Rackham building,
Alfred Sussman, dean of Rackham
School for Graduate Studies, said many
of the people who participated in the
study objected to the section involving
the reputation of the schools.
"Reputation study achieves no con-
sensus about quality," Sussman told
the group made up mostly of heads of

the "halo effect," which causes depar-
tments to be ranked highly because
they aretpart of a prestigiousbuniver-
sity, Sussman said. This effect is very
difficult to eliminate, he added.
A SIMILAR problem arises from
"the alumni effect," according to
Sussman. This results from people
ranking the schools they attended higher
than other schools. this is also difficult
to control, he said.
In addition, Sussman said there is a
tendency for the same universities to be
ranked in the upper part of all sections
of the survey. "There is a sameness
about universities.. . of those in the top
ten," he said.
There is also concern over how long it
will take schools which were ranked
low to improve their rating since the
studies are done so infrequently,

much to help these schools improve
A SURVEYsRATING how well a depar-
tment trained its graduate students
might be more useful, Sussman
Biochemistry Prof. Dale Oxender,
speaking briefly before Sussman,
praised the University's plan to set up a
molecular genetics center that involves
about 40 faculty members from seven
different schools within the University.
Funds for the center, which Oxender
described as a "unique, University
wide" program, will come from both
the University and alumni.

The problem facing the center presen-
tly is to "make enzymes that have some
practical purpose but still have interest
for geneticists," according to Oxender.
He also stressed the need for resear
chers to persuade corporations to sup-
port their studies.
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NCAA rule change

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fails to meet the requirements can still
be admitted, but must forfeit his
freshman year of athletic eligibility. He
would also be denied an athletic
scholarship his first year.
"The thing that people don't realize is
this has nothing to do with admission,"
said Canham. "This has to do only with
an NCAA grant-in-aid and immediate
"The reason I'm not as upset about it
as some of these black leaders is sim-
ply, I think, that they've un-
derestimated the ability of the black
kids and their ability to accept a
challenge. This thing is going to be
phased in over four years. And if you
tell somebody that he's got four years to
prepare for a test, hell, he ought to be
able to do something about it."
IT IS DIFFICULT to predict the
possible effects of the ruling because
there are already rumblings that it will
be challenged in court, but if it stands
there is little doubt thatbsome athletes
will have to alter their college plans,
according to Canham.
"I do think that a lot of inner-city kids
are going to be inconvenienced. Some of
them are going to have to go to com-
munity colleges or junior colleges for a
year or, if they are accepted at four-
year schools, sit out without any finan-
cial aid. Now what the hell is the big
problem there? I did that myself."
A bigger problem might develop for
college coaches who may be forced to
watch as their national championship
hopes flee to junior colleges. And
Michigan, which has long frowned on
the use of junior college transfers on
athletic teams, may be forced to
change its philosophy.
"I THINK WE probably will look at
junior college kids more," said
Canham. "That's about the only effect
on us I can think of. We're going to con-
tinue to recruit the good athlete who we
think can graduate from the University
of Michigan - that's our basic
Indeed, Michigan athletic personnel
are not altogether convinced that
Michigan will be greatly affected by the
"The fellows that we go after are
aware of the situation," said Fritz
Seyferth, recruiting coordinator for Bo
Schembechler's Wolverines. "Bo is
determined to make the players aware
and make sure they graduate."

Can ham
THERE IS ALSO the question of
whether or not a coach would be willing
to gamble on an athlete who he knows
will be ineligible to compete his fresh-
man year. If that athlete is admitted,
there is the added problem of financing
his first year - a problem Canham sees
opening up whole new areas of
' I think it's going to lead to a lot of
cheating. I think you're going to see
phony loan programs set up and I think
you're going to find alumni paying kids
under the table to go to school their
freshman year," Canham said.
Canham's fears echo the sentiments
of University director of undergraduate
admissions, Cliff Sjogren. "I suspect it
will be much easier to cheat now," said
Sjogren, who has publicly denounced
the ruling. "These are the things we
will have to contend with."
th had their way, the whole problem
would not exist. Most people involved
with Michigan athletics support a
return to the old rule which
automatically makes freshmen
ineligible to compete athletically - a
possibility that died with the institution
of the new rule.
"In my opinion, the first step is to
make freshmen ineligible,' said
Canham, "and you wouldn't have to
worry about this.
"The dumbest thing the NCAA has
ever done was to make freshmen
eligible. How can you justify it when
you have a kid who plays in three foot-
ball games before he finds where the
library is?"
about the threat by black colleges that
they will withdraw from the NCAA if
the ruling isn't changed. "They're
whistling Dixie and they know it," he
said. "First of all, if all the black
colleges withdrew from the NCAA, the
NCAA wouldn't even miss them. That's
not the way to do things - pick up your
marbles and go home.
"I don't think it's perfect. Frankly, I
think the presidents overreacted to the
terrible publicity athletics have had.
But I do think the legislation was good.
It had to be done."

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