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Ninety- Three Years
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Vol.XCIII, No. 156 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, April 16, 1983 Ten Cents Ten Pag
Profs charged with sexual harassment

es

By JANET COHEN
Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily
Charges of sexual harassment this
year have led to the resignations of two
University faculty members and for-
mal disciplinary hearings for two
other professors, according to Univer-
sity officials.
Virginia Nordby, director of the Of-
fice of Affirmative Action, said her of-
fice also is looking into about 10 other
cases of harassment which she terms
"serious."
IN ONE CASE pending in Rackham
Graduate School, a medical school
professor "did in the laboratory
sometimes refer to women as cunts
... did on occasion grab or twist the
arms of (a female student), did make
Hundreds
of women
march to
'take back
the night'
By GWENDY STANSBURY
ForBover an hour last night, about
500 women marched through the streets
of Ann Arbor to "Take Back the Night."
The Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Coalition
Against Rape called the fourth-annual
three-mile march and rally preceding it
to bring attention to the fact that
women are raped and assaulted much
more than people tend to think.
Take Back the Night marches
originated in Europe but quickly spread
to the United States in the early '70s and
have been growing rapidly ever since.
These marches protest the fact that the
See 500, Page5

sexually suggestive gestures, and did
write instructions to (the student) on a
notepad picturing female genitalia,"
according to the confidential report of a
faculty review committee.
The professor admitted, according to
the report, that he "twice caused the
release of potentially dangerous
nitrogen tetroxide, once squirted (the
student) in the eyes with acetone, and
on one or more occasions left radioac-
tive materials about in ways that were
potentially dangerous."
The three-member Rackham
Appeals Board concluded that the
medical school professor, who was ad-
vising the female student on her doc-
'toral dissertation when the alleged in-
cidents occurred, "should be removed
from the roles of the graduate faculty

'For every case we hear about, many go un-
reported because the cost (of speaking out)
is so high.'
-Robert Holbrook,
University administrator

faculty members knew about the
situation, they did not take any action,
she said. "No one cared. The medical
school must be a real haven for those
people."
A SECOND,.professor involved in a
sexual harassment case faces possible
dismissal for his actions.. His case
currently is being heard by the
faculty's Committee on Tenure under
"Section 5.09" of the Regents' bylaws
for cases involving dismissal.
This is the first time in the Univer-
sity's history that such dismissal
hearings have been held, said Charles
Allmand, assistant to the vice president
for academic affairs.
The hearings began several months
ago, said William Stebbins, chairman
of the tenure committee reviewing the

case. He said he could not predict how
long the proceedings would last.
Stebbins declined further comment
on the case, saying that publicity would
harm the individual's chance to receive
a fair hearing.
UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS say the
current cases ;may represent only a
fraction of the actual incidents of
sexual harassment on campus. "For
every case we hear about, many go
unreported because the cost (of
speaking out) is so high," said Robert
Holbrook, associate vice president for
academic affairs.
Students who report sexual
harassment not only expose themselves
to embarassment, they face what might
be a very lengthy and difficult grievan-
See 'U', Page 2

for five years," which would keep him
off research committees and ban him
from working with Rackham students.
NORDBY WOULD not discuss the
specifics of the case, but she said that
the recommended penalty is considered
to be severe. Others familiar with the
case called the penalty "a slap on the
hand," noting that the professor, who

also holds a teaching appointment in
the medical school, will continue to in-
struct medical students.
The student involved, who has since
completed her Ph.D., said she went to
the Rackham administration because
the medical school has no grievance
procedure.
Although many medical school

Comnittee

Amanda McElya, Ruth McElya, and Bronwyn Maddux, applaud yesterday during the Take Back the Night Rally o
side the Federal Building.

okay
schoo
By BILL SPINDLE
A top University budget committee
has endorsed a proposed 40 percent
reduction in the School of Education's
budget, University officials announced
yesterday.
The plan would eliminate almost the
entire undergraduate program in the
ANKEL school and reduce the faculty by nearly
a third. The cut would equal about $2
gut- million.
JOAN STARK, dean of the education
- school, sharply criticized the recom-
mendation, saying that the plan would
not leave the school with sufficient fun-
ds to design quality, programs and that
many education school faculty mem-
bers will want to leave the University.
in In a prepared statement, Stark also
said that the recommendations were
not adequately documented and con-
tained "obvious biases, ommissions,
and lack of understanding of our field."
The Budget Priorities Committee, in
[ endorsing the plan of its education
school review subcommittee, said that
the school should reduce its un-
dergraduate enrollment to about 50
students in specialized programs. Un-
dergraduate enrollment was about 450
students last year.
THE PLAN calls for smaller reduc-
tions in the number of graduate studen-
s have ts, bringing total enrollment in the
win- school down by about 43 percent.
open. The committee's report said the
n, the enrollment reductions were needed to
inally allow the school to emphasize resear-
ch and have "more intensive, focused
under concern with the field of professional
Cian- practice."

ed.
cuts

Union

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renovatio
proj ects
approa ci
completioi
By SUE BARTO
The rubble has cleared, moldings
appeared around doorways and
dows, and shops are beginning to
After 14 months of construction
Michigan Union renovations are fi
near completion.
"We're slightly ahead andi
budget," Union directorFrank
ciola boasts, "What we havz h
finish work."
THE MAJORITY of the
remaining on the.67 year-old strui
will be done on tYra 425-seat food se
opera tionon. ground floor.
Catered sl University Food Ser
the restaurant will feature several
up counters serving foods rangin
coffee and doughnuts to gyro:
potato skins. Cianciola said tile, c
and food service equipment still h
be installed before the restal
begins serving in September, 1983
It will serve meals and snacks a
and offer live entertainment in tl
ter of its three-tiered common s
area during the evenings. Food
being test-marketed atthe temp
sandwichstand in the first floor lo
ALREADY IN full swing is th
See UNION, Page 6,

Undergraduate enrollment was hit
the hardest because the committee felt
"that preparation of teachers should
not be the primary focus of the school."
THE COMMITTEE agreed with an
earlier recommendation that the
physical education department be
moved out of the education school but
did not address other issues involving
the department, such as its budget,
number of faculty members,
enrollment, or ties with the athletic
department.
The earlier report had asked for
specific large cuts in physical
education enrollment and faculty, but
the Budget Priorities Committee said it
would delay discussion of those issues
until its other work is completed.
The school also should reduce its
faculty from the equivalent of 75 full-
time professors to 45, the committee
said.
THAT WOULD mean the elimination
of 21 tenured professors, according to
Stark. The dean said yesterday that
retirement would account for only six of
those positions within the four years
recommended for the cuts.
The University has never fired a
tenured faculty member, and top ad-
ministrators have said that they hope to
avoid having to do so. But the ad-
ministration has left lay-offs as an op-
tion if professors can't be relocated
within the University or encouraged to
leave through financial deals.
Stark also said she was concerned
that the large cut would prompt the
school's better professors to look for
See BUDGET, Page 5

Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL
Phi Gamma Delta members Mike Nelson and Duncan McLean dive into the 600-gallon vat of jello yesterday on Palmer
Field.
leilo attracts warm support
By JAYNE HEND E y el '
By JANE HNDELLast year's iello jump, held in the diag in equally frigid

I

Most students spend Friday afternoons anticipating
Friday night. But about 60 brave souls spent yesterday af-
ternoon plunging into a 600-gallon vat of green jello.
It wasn't boredom that motivated the divers to bear the
unseasonably cold weather. It was the chance to win a trip
to New York and tickets to a broadway show which brought
them to the Second Annual Jello Jump.
CO-SPONSORED by Pi Beta Phi sorority and Phi Gam-
ma Delta fraternity, the event drew 800 spectators to
Palmer Field to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy.
Over 4,000 raffle tickets were sold for the jump which
made an estimated $2,000 said John Schierloh, social ser-
vices chairman at Phi Gamma Delta.

weather, raised the same amount of money but attracted a
crowd of only 300 said Scheirloh, who is known as "jello
head" to some fraternity members..
THE GUEST OF honor, Dick-the-Bruiser, a popular disc
jockey on WRIF radio station in Detroit, drew the winning
lottery tickets. Each ticket number corresponded with a
golf ball which was buried at the bottom (f the vat.
To win one of the 59 prizes or the grand prize trip to New
York, the ticket owner had to take a dive into the jello and
retrieve a golf ball, or have a fraternity or sorority member
do so for them. ~
See JELLO, Page 2

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work
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porary
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the U-

Exit Daily, enter finals

With the coming of finals, the Daily
goes out of publication today for the
remainder of winter term. The summer
Daily will start up on Thursday, May 5,
under a new format. Due to budget con-
straints, the summer Daily won't be
quite a daily this year.
Instead of its usual five-day-a-week
format, the summer Daily will hit your
doorsteps and the stores on Tuesday,
Thursday, and Saturday mornings.
Although we plan to bring back the
five-day format next summer, we have
plenty of enthusiasm for this year. The
three-day-a-week paper will allow for
expanded features, greater coverage of
the local arts scene than we normally

have in the summer, all the Michigan
sports, and summaries of world and
national events.
For those of you heading out of town
for the summer, we invite you to sub-
scribe by mail. It only costs a few
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on the block to know when the Univer-
sity administration sneaks through the
elimination of LSA or the engineering
college or something.
The fall term Daily - along with our
highly popular Weekend magazine -
will resume regular schedule on the fir-
st day of classes in September.
To subscribe call 764-0558.
-The Daily staff

TODAY
Sold out show
W ILL IT BE your Great Aunt Mabel or Cousin
Elmer who will lose the privilege of seeing you
take that hard-earned piece of paper at spring
commencement? University officials have had

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Skirts hurt
ON'T TELL them in the South Pacific, but wearing
grass skirts can be hazardous to your health. A report by
investigators in Papua, New Guinea, said females and
some males wear skirts, usually made from coconut or
banana leaves rather than grass because they are
traditional and economical. Unfortunately, said the article

Synergy, a new literary journal. The journal, on sale for 75
cents at the school, includes samples of creative writing,
artwork, and photography produced by Natural Resources
students.
The Daily almanac
N THIS DATE in 1982, more than 250 students packed

ignoring calls they received directing them to meet at
Perry Field for the raid.
" 1971 - A Daily reporter and free-lance photographer
were arrested and charged with felony offenses while
covering the activities of "billboard bandits"cutting down
signs along a road near Jackson, Mich.
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