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Birth control blunder
See editorial, Page 4

Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom

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Peaches, cream
Partly sunny most of the day, highs in
the mid-30s.

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Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, January 13, 1983

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Cut art
Ex-student
takes 'U'
to court
for 'unfair'
expulsion
By CHERYL BAACKE

school

10%,

panel says
Options for larger

reauction
By BILL SPINDLE and
FANNIE WEINSTEIN
The art school should receive a
budget cut of no more than 15 percent,
according to a panel examining the
school for budget reductions or
elimination, the Daily learned yester-
day.
The recommendation is less than one
half the amount the Unviersity's top
budget committee recently suggested
be cut from the School of Natural
Resources, which, along with the art
' school, is one of three schools being
reviewed for possible cutbacks.
ART SCHOOL Dean George Bayliss,
however, said a cut of even 10 percent
would be "punishing" for the school.

A former

University

student.

dismissed from the Inteflex program in
1981 is ,suing the University for rein-
statement, charging he was expelled
unfairly after he failed a national
medical board examination.
Appearing in U.S. District Court in
Ann Arbor yesterday for the third day
of the trial, Scott Ewing said he was
mistreated when he was denied a
second chance to take the National
Board of Medical Examiners after
failing the test in June 1981.
Ewing said he is the first student in
the Inteflex program, an accelerated
medical curriculum, to be denied that
opportunity.
ATTORNEYS for the University,
however, said that Ewing's poor
academic record before the
examination is sufficient grounds for
dismissal, and that the Inteflex
Promotion and Review Board gave him
fair warning before dropping him from
the program.
Ewing said he did not know that if he
failed the exam he would not be allowed
to register into the program.
"All I'm asking for is an opportunity
to retake the National board exam," he
said. "There's no question that I could
pass it."
EWING SAID he was not as well
prepared as his classmates when he
took the exam. He also said he was in-
volved in extracurricular activities,
________See STUDENTS, Page 7

Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
School of Art Dean George Bayliss said yesterday a budget reduction of even 10 percent would by "punishing" for the
school.%

In a report obtained by the Daily,
panel recommended the school be
by 10 percent, but also outlined
possible effects of 15, 25, 50, and
percent reductions.

the
cut
the
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stir open
The panel submitted its report to the
University's budget Priorities Commit-
tee (BPC) earlier this month. the
committee currently is reviewing the
report and will be meeting with Bayliss
on Friday. University officials say they
will not release the report for several
weeks.
BAYLISS SAID he viewed the
report's recommendation as less
damaging than it could have been, but
said he couldn't consider any cut a
blessing.
"It would be punishing. I can't feel
happy about any degree of reduction in
the budget," he said. "It would be very
hard on the school."
Though a cut of 25 percent remains a
possibility for the school, both Bayliss
and the panel said that reduction would
present major problems for the school.
Social Work Prof. Jesse Gordon, a
See ART, Page 2
9
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Subscription note

Prof s note problems with Bartelby

By KENT REDDING
Student entrepreneur Perry March says he's doing
fellow students a big favor through his latest venture.
Not everyone in the halls of academia agrees,
however; some professors have charged the week-
old business with making a travesty of higher
education.
March's business - Bartleby's Notes, Ltd. - is a
dream come true for students who just can't bring
themselves to go to class very often. That's what has
many professors worried.
BARTLEBY'S offers complete lecture notes -
organized, typed, and ready to pick up in time for the
next lecture - for 23 University courses. All this is
done by graduate students - and all done for a price.
March maintains the price tag - between $11.50
and $15.50 per term, depending on the number of
class meetings_- makesthe notes a steal for studen-

'I think it's a dreadful idea. It
would encourage only the most
pedantic kind of memorization.'
History Prof. James Vann
ts. Some professors charge, however, the cost is very
high, and can't be measured in dollars and cents.
"I think it's a dreadful idea," said history Prof.
James Vann. "In humanities (the goal) is to teach
you how to think on your feet. It would encourage
only the most pedantic kind of memorization."
THE POTENTIAL for inaccuracy is an equally
unappealing prospect, according to chemistry depar-
tment Chairman Thomas Dunn, whose department

has banned the service from chemistry courses.
"That (professional note taking) has been done
before, and it caused a hell of a mess," Dunn said.
"It opened up a can of worms that the professors
decided they weren't prepared to deal with again."
Although March said Bartleby's note-takers strive
for accuracy, a notice at the top of each set of notes
claiming no responsibility for any errors.
MOST OTHER departments are leaving it to the
professors to decide whether Bartleby's can operate
in their classes, but the biology department has
issued a few guidelines just to keep things on the up-
and-up Graduate students can't provide the service
with notes from couses for which they are teaching
assistants, and professors can't require the notes for
class.
At least 20 professors throughout the University
approve of March's brainchild, and have allowed the
See STUDENT, Page 7

Nuclear-free
Ann Arbor
proposed

Firm offers relief from
term paper nightmares

By JERRY ALIOTTA
A local anti-nuclear group
plans to ask City Council Monday
to put a proposal on the April 4
ballot declaring the city a nuclear
free zone.
Sponsored by the Committee
For a Nuclear Free Ann Arbor,
the resolution seeks to make Ann
Arbor the fourth nuclear free city
in the country.
THE PROPOSAL states that
the city is opposed to the nuclear
arms race and to the design,
development, production, or
deployment of nuclear weapons.
It also objects to the transpor-
tation of nuclear weapons
through Ann Arbor.
Like the Nuclear Freeze
resolution passed last November,
the resolution would not be
legally binding. Committee
members, however, say they feel
it is an important statement.
"It (the resolution) will be a
commitment stating that we not
only don't want our country in-
volved in the arms race, but we

also don't want our community
involved in the arms race," said
Justin Schwartz, a member of the
group.
Councilmember Lowell Peter-
son (D-First Ward), who will in-
troduce the resolution, said the
proposal brings the issue of
nuclear disarmament to the local
arena.
"It gives it (nuclear disar-
mament) a more local focus so
that people will get the idea that.
it is not an abstract issue -
something that is just dealt with
in Washington," he said.
But Councilmember Raphael
Ezekiel (D-Third Ward), who
also supports the resolution, said
he fears the council's Republican
majority might defeat the
proposal. "If it is put on the
ballot - and that is a very big if
- the campaigning to pass the
resolution will be worthwhile,"
he said. "I see the proposal as a
general campaign against
militarism in our society."
See ANTI-NUKE, Page 3

By HALLE CZECHOWSKI
The term paper, backbone of many
University courses, often looms as an
insurmountable obstacle before the
overworked student. Wouldn't it be
easier if the process were as simple as
ordering from a book-of-the-month
club?
Well, according to flyers springing up
all over campus, it can be that easy,
and the prospect of mail-order term
papers has many educators worried.
EVEN THOUGH the notices claim
the papers are to be used for research
purposes only, "something like that is a
last minute situation," said Stephan
Flores, an English teaching assistant.
"They (students) are more likely to
plagiarize than use it as a research
tool."
Plagiarism, however, carries a price
tag, according to University
regulations. If a professor can prove
that a student's work is not original and
that the student was aware of it, convic-
tion could result in a one-term suspen-
sion.
"They (students) are really playing
with a time bomb there," said LSA
Assistant Dean Eugene Nissen. "It (a
suspension) could follow them through
the rest of their lives."

BERKELEY Research, the San
Francisco-based company behind the
papers, bills itself as "a multi-service
writing, research, and editorial agen-
cy." Company officials would not
comment on the service.
Potential suspension aside, many
teaching assistants report that using
prepared research is "not very effec-
tive in terms of learning. You may
memorize a few facts, but that's all,"
said psychology TA Julie Noren.
But some students say there may be
no alternative. One LSA freshperson
who asked to remain anonymous said,
"It might be necessary (to buy a paper)
in times of great need, but I would only
resort to it in times of great need."
After paying extravagant sums for a
paper - in the early '70s a five-page
paper sold for as much as $17.50 - the
quality is often disappointing. "In ter-
ms of format - I've seen a few (catalog
papers) -they're not very well writ-
ten," Noren said.
Some teaching assistants feel that
University students don't need such a
service. "I think some people use them
as crutches, when they don't need crut-
ches," said English TA John Ford.
"They are capable of much better work
on their own. And they lose the satisfac-
tion," he said.

Drive to win

Michigan's Paul Jokisch (45) drives to the hoop against Minnesota's Roland Brooks in last
night's Big Ten contest in Crisler Arena. The Wolverines defeated the Gophers 63-58 to im-
prove their conference record to 1-2. See story on Page 8.

TODAY
Sniffing out recruits
T HE AIR FORCE is looking for a few good dogs.
The Defense Department's Dog Center at Lack-
land Air Force Base in California is hot on the
scent of recruits for the canine corps which sniffs
out drugs and bombs. Requirements: candidates must beI
fn 1 f d~ vAa n.rnls-etsa at., lpaca91 inhps all pis~rh 5fl

"Bobo really is quite vicious. His feet are crippled and he
has a re-sale value of absolutely zero," said Jean Green-
wood, owner of Pets 'n Things in Cudahy, Wisc. "If I were to
rob my own store, he's the last thing I would take," she
said. Ms. Greenwood thinks the thieves were attracted by
the elaborate wrought iron cage Bobo was in. She also
speculated that the burglars either did not know what they
were taking or had a vendetta against the former owner,
who had said Bobo was his favorite pet in the shop. She said
the thieves were "either really very smart or really
stupid." u

about the debt but got no response. Recently he read the
county had paid a bill owed for 20 years, so he wrote a four-
th letter that reached the desk of County Executive William
O'Donnell. "A person's got a little pride," he said later. "I
can still see those guys laughing at me as they drove
away." O'Donnell and his staff took up a collection to pay
the debt, which now totalled $17.95 because of interest and
the postage spent. "Well, that's pretty nice," said Marks.
"I thought they were going to think I'm a kook of some kind.
But I'm not. I'm just trying to collect a debt that's been
owed to me for over 40 years." O

into a panic that reservists would be unable to finish the
term. The Board later called back to let reservists know
they were simply trying to get to know their men a little bet-
ter;
* 1956 - University beauty queen Rosaline Sappington
charged the "College Queen of the United States" contest
was fixed. Sappington reported awakening one night to
hear contest officials discussing who they planned to crown
as queen;
" 1968 - The Ombudsmen office opened. It was staffed by
student members of the LSA Student Steering Committee.

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