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Cornell president: Life
is more than grades
By PETE WILLIAMS
"Honors and what else?" was the
question posed to about 3,400 of the
University's top students and their
parents at the annual Honors Con-
vocation at Hill Auditorium Sunday.
Cornell University President Frank
Rhodes, the featured speaker, told
students who were honored for high
grade point averages and class
rankings that unless they could answer
such "challenging questions" yester-
day's "honors would become hollow
and life would become empty. "
ALTHOUGH high grades are "in-
dispensable for getting into law school
and medical school," Rhodes said a
solid education would be more valuable
"A Cum Laude on paper does not
necessarily mean a Cum Laude in life,"
Rhodes, who served in Ann Arbor as
the University's Vice President for
Academic Affairs before becoming
president of Cornell, said that
utilitarian goals of education - "a way
to create Star Wars technology that can
beat the Russians, to build computers
that are faster than those from Japan..."
may need to be revised.
"THE GREATER gift of education is
understanding," Rhodes said, which
demands the use of knowledge "for
wise and noble purposes."
Students honored by the University
yesterday carried a minimum of 28
credit hours during 1983 and earned the
equivalent of 3.5 average. Freshmen in
the top 5 percent of their class received
the William Branstrol award.'
Students who maintained a straight-A
average for at least two consecutive
terms received James B. Angell awar-
University President Harold Shapiro
also recognized four University alumni
including former Michigan Governor
Murray Van Wagoner with the Regents'
Outstanding Acheivement Awards.
Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL
Cornell University President Frank Rhodes addresses the 61st annual Honors
Convocation at Hill Auditorium Sunday.
LANSING (UPI) - Lawmakers in the House and
Senate yesterday saw the possibility of compromise
between their different versions of tax reduction
proposals - but the viewpoints still appeared far
A quick agreement seems unlikely. Major
differences include how much to roll back the tax and
when - and whether to tie the final cut to a specific
date or to link it to state economic conditions.
UNDER THE House rollback plan, passed early
Sunday with the backing of Gov. James Blanchard,
the incometax rate will drop from 6.1 percent to 5.35
percent Oct. 1 - three months earlier than now
The stiffer Senate bill cuts the tax to 5.35 percent
July 1 and to 4.6 percent, its original rate, July 1, 1985.
may compromise on tax bill
Under the House proposal, and existing law, the tax
rate will not return to 4.6 percent until Michigan
unemployment subsides to 9 percent.
THE HOUSE proposal is likely to be rejected-by the
Senate, sending the issue to a House-Senate
"We've got until October to worry about it," said
House Speaker Gary Owen (D-Ypsilanti) moments
after the House vote.
House Republicans, under the leadership of Rep. J.
Michael Busch (R-Saginaw), overwhelmingly
supported the Blanchard plan after losing several
attempts to bring it closer to the Senate bill. Busch
said he hoped a bigger cut can be achieved through a
SENATE finance Committee Chairman Norman
Shinkle (R-Lambertville) said the goal of, Senate
negotiators will be "to get the rollback as big and as
soon as possible." However, he noted that if the
discussions drag on until fall and the House refuses to
budge, it may be "this or nothing."
He said there is probably room for compromise
within the Senate, noting many senators supported a
plan dropping the rate to 4.6 percent Jan. 1, 1986.
House Taxation Committee Chairman Lynn
Jondahl (D-East Lansing) views the time factor
differently. With no elections until 1986, "the Senate
has the luxury of being nonchalant," he said. But the
House is up for election this year.
"It really is desirable from the House members'
perspectives to get the whole thing put to rest,"
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Baker says Reagan not violating
war powers act in El Salvador
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Howerd Baker (R-Tenn) said
yesterday he does not think President Reagan is violating the War Powers
Act in Central America and expects no serious effort in Congress to apply the
act's provisions to that region.
"I see no indication of that at all," Baker told reporters as the Senate
moved into a.scheduled -50 hours of debate on Reagan's request for $61.7
million in emergency military aid to El Salvador and $21 million to assist
rebels in leftist-ruled Nicaragua.
House Speaker Thomas O'Neill (D-Mass.) asked the House Foreign
Affairs Committee last week to "establish whether or not the War Powers
Act is being complied withivEl Salvador."
Baker, however, said, "I think there is no reason to look into that and I
don't anticipate any serious effort to invoke the provisions of the War
Powers Act in El Salvador."
The act, passed in 1973 as the undeclared war in Vietnam was winding
down, requires the president to notify Congress whenever troops equipped
for combat are sent into another country. If the troops get into combat, or
face the imminent, likelihood of combat, the president is required to
withdraw them in 60 to 90 days unless he gets authority from Congress for
them to stay.
Candidates campaign in N.Y.
NEW YORK - Walter Mondale, Gary Hart and the Rev. Jesse Jackson
toured New York yesterday in a frantic, final day of campa~igning for the
state Democratic presidential primary - the biggest prize so far in the "red-
hot" race for the party's nomination.
Mondale, the leader in the polls, visited several upstate cities, where he
appealed for support on the basis of a "lifetime of public service. . I'm not
a guess-what candidate who just shows up on the scene today and asks for
your votes," he said in an obvious, though unnamed reference to Hart.
Hart, also campaigning upstate, counterattacked on "special interests"
and campaign contributions. "We cannot elect a president to reform the
campaign finance laws of this nation who goes into office beholden to those
special interest groups who have financed his campaign on that basis," he
Jackson, hoping for a strong turnout among black and Hispanic voters in
New York City, campaigned in Harlem and Brooklyn.
The 252 delegates are the biggest single-state catch so far in the election
calendar. Only the California primary on June 5 will award more.
Rebels mine Lake Nicaragua
Nicaraguan rebels said yesterday they mined a 30-mile stretch of Lake
Nicaragua, the country's largest inland waterway, expanding a campaign to
halt water traffic in which 12 ships have struck mines in three ocean ports.
Voice of Sandino, the - clandestine radio station of the Democratic
Nationalist Alliance, or ARDE, which opposes the Sandinista regime in
Nicaragua, said the 90-mile-long Lake Nicaragua was mined "from the
mouth of the river Sapoa to the town of Colon," about 30 miles.
"Lake Nicaragua has been mined and is a war zone that is dangerous for
civilian shipping," Voice of Sandino said. It warned civilians "not to travel
these waters so that an unnecessary loss of human life can be avoided."
Most shipping on Lake Nicaragua carries domestically consumed food and
merchandise, while ferried from the towns of Sapoa and Cardenas and
several lake islands carry people to and from Grenada, the major city on the
lake's northern shore.
Las Vegas strike stops shows
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - About 17,200 employees of three dozen gambling
resorts walked off the job yesterday, setting up picket lines along the Las
Vegas strip and forcing cancellation of shows by name entertainers.
Gambling was not affected, but a lengthy walkout could severely disrupt
an economy highly dependent on tourism, state authorities said.
At least two pickets were arrested, but no violence was reported.
Owners of casinos stocked hotel warehouses with supplies, hired nonunion
employees and moved executives onto the premises in an effort to
circumvent union picket lines. They manned restaurants, mixed drinks and
Las Vegas dealers, by history non-union, remained at the tables.
Scouts discover fourth skeleton
SEATTLE - Explorer Scouts combing a wooded area where three
skeletons were found over the weekend discovered a fourth skeleton
yesterday and all were being examined as possible victims of the Green
River killer, officials said.
If the latest discoveries are officially identified as Green River victims,
that would bring the death toll in the serial murders to 20.
An additional 12 missing women fit the profile of Green River victims,
most of whom have been young prostitutes. No one has been charged in the
Explorer Scounts, called in after a mushroom hunter found a skull,
discovered three skeletons Sunday in a wooded, litter-strewn area near Star
Lake, in an unincorporated part of King County about 17 miles south of
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LSA profs adopt guidelines
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voted down 32-10 at the LSA faculty's were esta
February 7 meeting. do is crea
BUT MEMBERS of the Joint-Student between t
Faculty Policy Committee who backed an adve
the proposal said they were disappoin- resolution
ted that the tougher standards were not The rev
passed. by a larg
"The teeth have been taken out of it," than fiver
said LSA senior Dane Myers, who ser- Althouj
ved on the panel. "The faculty don't revised gi
seem to mind hearing what they should standard
do, but they do mind being told exactly proposed
to do this or that - and that's why it mittee. I
passed this time." panel sho
Although Nelson added that he was the specif
pleased that some type of guidelines guidelines
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here is when the machines break down, the varic
But like anything else, you learn to roll departme
with the punches," says Karunas. "IT'S L
The record time for computers being orderinga
out of order was 24 hours, according to out of me
Karunas. A computer hold up can throw do?" Kar
off the entire CRISP schedule, he says, wanting tc
because students have to return the kids some
following day for appointments. "It's ac
Some students get pretty testy when want, wh
their schedules don't work out, adds being abl
"ONCE I had to call security to have spend hou
a fellow removed. He just sat in (my of- in studen
fice) and said he wouldn't leave until he Words for
got what he wanted." the stude
The student left only when security Lewis, a
officials said he would be charged with belligerer
trespassing. back and
"It's a frustrating process," Karunas "The st
explains. "People want everything to another o
be solved here and now. They don't un- term, but
blished. "What we wanted to
ate a cooperative atmosphere
eachers and students, and not
rsarial one. We feel the
is a step in this direction."
vised guidelines were passed
e majority yesterday with less
members voting against it.
gh Cohen supported the
uidelines he argued that such
is should not have been
by the student-faculty com-
nstead he suggested that a
uld have been appointed with
ic charge of drafting teaching
that we don't make the rules,
tenforcing the rules made by
ous schools, colleges, and
IKE going to a restaurant and
a hamburger when they're all
eat - what can the waitress
mrunas quips. "It's hard not
o hall off and hit some of these
question of wanting what you
en you want it, and not always
e to get it."
er operators, however, who
rs before the screen punching
ts' ID numbers have kinder
students. "Ninety percent of
nts are great," says Carol
CRISP operator. "The only
nt one I encountered came
udents are marvelous," adds
operator. "I get one dog per
that's the exception."
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