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Vol. XVC, No. 2
Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, September 7, 1984
By LAURIE DELATER academic record prior to the exam was classes. He took a year's leave of ab-
with wire reports sufficient grounds for dismissing him sence, but earned low marks in second-
A former Inteflex student won a from the program and that the Inteflex year classes when he returned. When
major court battle against the Univer- Promotion and Review Board gave him he failed the medical board exam,
sity yesterday when an appeals court fair warning before expelling him. Ewing was dropped from the program.
ruled the medical school violated the But the appeals court ruled Ewing's Ewing appealed to the medical school
student's constitutional and contractual due process rights were violated when twice, saying if he were allowed to
rights by expelling him after he failed a the medical school broke its precedent retake the exam, he would pass and
medical board examination in 1981. of granting retests. could then continue in the program.
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals WRITING FOR the three-judge . The promotion and review board
decided the University acted in an "ar- panel, Judge Damon Keith said: "The refused Ewing's request and the U.S.
bitrary and capricious" manner by evidence plainly demonstrates that the District Court of Appeals in Ann Arbor
denying former student Scott Ewing the University treated Ewing in an ar- upheld the University's position in a
chance to retake the board exam and bitrary and capricious manner by not ruling in March 1983.
ordered he be allowed to do so. allowing him a second opportunity." EWING, now living in Coronado,
EWING FILED suit because he is the The court also said Ewing's dismissal California, could not be reached for
first Inteflex student to be denied a constituted a breach of contract with comment. His lawyer, Michael Con-
second try at passing the National the University. way, said "we are pleased with the
Medical Examiners test. Medical Keith said there was "an implied un- result."
students must pass the first part of the derstanding that a student shall not be "The evidence showed that (Ewing)
exam in order to continue with clinical arbitrarily dismissed from his univer- had been factored out for treatment
studies. In the past, students have been sity." that other students hadn't got," Con-
allowed to retake the test up to four EWING ENTERED the Inteflex way said: He would not say whether
times, according to a court opinion filed program in the fall of 1975, but was Ewing planned to reapply to the In-
by the University. placed on an irregular program when teflex program.
Attorneys for the University, he withdrew from one course and ear-
hoever-arsiued that urinu'spoor ned low marks in other first-year See COURT, Page 9
Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
Flanked by University alumnus and California Assemblyman Tom Hayden, Ted Mondale explains the importance of
student voters yesterday in the Union.
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By SEAN JACKSON
Asking college students to actively.
support the newly-united Democratic
Party, Ted Mondale, the son of
;rzsidential candidat'- Walter Mondale,
criticized President Ronald Reagan's
conservative stands in visits to Eastern
Michigan University and the Michigan
"The Democratic Party is now united
like never before," he said in similar
speeches before 100 people at EMU's
McKenney Union and 200 in the
Michigan Union's Kuenzel Room,
where he cited his father's support
from former candidates Sen. Gary
Hart, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and John
Anderson, the 1980 independent
LABELLING Reagan as the "leader
of the radical right," Mondale
criticized the president for straying
from the mainstream of the Republican
Party by not supporting the Equal
Rights Amendment, not meeting with
Soviet leaders, allowing the environ-
ment to deteriorate, cutting funds for
education, and "trashing" the Civil
He repeatedly brought up the issue of
the federal deficit, saying that his'
father will release today the details of a
plan to reduce the deficit by two-thirds
in his first term as president.
If Reagan is reelected, he said, "by
1989 one half of our tax dollars will go
to pay interest on the debt."
The candidate's son, a 26-year-old
who will graduate from the University
of Minnesota as soon as he turns in one
last paper, received enthusiastic ap-
plause from the Michigan Union
audience when he said his father would
"bring the Pentagon waste under con-
see MONDALE, Page 2
By DAVID JACOBS
Lansing captures regent
nomination in lan dslide
The line started near the south end
of the basement to Angell Hall. It
went down the hall, around the corn-
er, doubled back on itself several
times in the main hall of the
basement, wrapped around yet
another corner, then stretched toward
Sound like a ride at Cedar Point?
No, just CRISP on the first day of
"IN TEN years I have never seen so
many students show up for drop/add
on the first day of classes," said Tom
Karunas, the University's assistant
registrar and head of CRISP.
He estimated that by 8 a.m. yester-
day, and throughout the rest of the
See CRISP, Page 9
By ERIC MATTSON
Amidst charges of personal vendetta
and conflicts of interest, Eastern
Michigan University professor Mar-
jorie Lansing squelched University of
Michigan Regent Gerald Dunn's bid for
a third term on the board. at last mon-
th's state Democratic convention.
Dunn (D-Garden City) blamed his
loss on the United Autoworkers union,
which carried a great deal of weight
among delegates at the convention and
chose to endorse Lansing.
SUPPORTERS OF Dunn have said
the UAW's endorsement of Lansing and
Dunn's subsequent loss had more to do
with personal grudges than with his
record as a regent.
Dunn, who works as a lobbyist for 11
school districts in western Wayne coun-
ty, lobbied against a plan which would
have required individual school dAstric-
ts to increase spending on breakfast
and lunch programs-a plan the UAW
Dunn said his opposition to the
program is what sunk him with state
UAW leader Frank Garrison, who
strongly supported the program, was at
the heart of Lansing's support, Dunn
"THE REAL reason behind Mr.
Garrison's viewpoint is to silence
anyone who has an opposing point of
view," Dunn said.
Garrison could not be reached for
comment. But Paul Massaron, another
UAW leader, denied that labor's sup-
port of Lansing had anything to do with
Dunn's opposition to the program.
He said that the UAW rejected Dunn
See CONTROVERSY, Page 3
Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
The lines at CRISP grew long and hot yesterday as computer probl"ems and a
large number of students clogged the system.
Freshmen boast better brains
By SEAN JACKSON
The University has attracted a breed of more academically
talented freshmen this year - a class the University's Direc-
tor of Undergraduate Admissions Cliff Sjogren says he is
sure will be successful.
"This is a highpowered class. The professors are going to
expect more, but we are absolutely convinced they can suc-
ceed, as long as they are not distracted," he said.
ACCORDING to statistics recently released from the ad-
missions office, average SAT scores rose 20 points this year
from 1170 to 1190, and 65 percent of the entering class ranked
in the top 10 percent of their high school classes, up from 58
percent last year.
Sjogren attributes the higher rankings to an expanded
recruitment program started in 1979 to institute a more per-
"We want to dispel the myth that we are a big cold place,"
"WE ARE DOING what all good institutions are doing,
recruiting students," Sjogren added. "Our faculty wants the
best students out there."
See FROSH, Page 3
... blames loss on UAW
OES THE THOUGHT of having that irritating
D alarm clock ring you out of bed each morning
turn your stomach? Is that radio alarm just a
little too impersonal to launch you into the day
Sandee Overmars, a 39-year-old University
graduate and Ann Arbor resident, has the solution. For $12
each month - a special student rate Overmars will
ds to start their day off right. To do that she will employ
the "Word of the Day," an upbeat utterance intended to.
make even the dreariest days brighter. "There will be a
different word every day," said Overmars, "So in ad-
dition to being a way to get up, it will be a positive way to
start the day, an uplifting service." Today's word is
"Triumphant," and as it will every day, the daily word
will be incorporated into a sentence which subscribers to
the service can then incorporate into their day. For
example, "I will rise triumphant over every challenge,"
said Overmars. So far she said she hasn't had any takers,
but her advertising campaign - including fliers and
classified ads - hasn't fully hit the street yet. Always
looking on the bright side of life, Overmars thought of the
idea several weeks ago as a way to make extra money af-
ter leaving a previous job doing phone surveys for
Dominoes Pizza. And although she's making the calls
Price of education
BROWN MACKIE College in Salina Kansas guaranteed
its graduates jobs in the real world - and is now facing
its first student attempting to cash in. The student has
asked for a refund of $7,495 - the cost of tuition - because
he was unable to find a job within four months after
graduation. He is the first student in the year since the
university offered the refunds who has requested his
money back. The guarantee covers only tuition, not the
cost of books or housing. School officials, however, accep-
ted the request stoically. "We went into this with our eyes
open," said Earl Edwards, the dean of instruction. "We
felt that refunds would be inevitable, but we continue in
our philosophy tht if education is going to be accountable,
this is certainly one way to make it happen."
Fever" will fuel sales of its new Tiger Bread and Tiger
The bread and buns, baked by a Saginaw-area bakery,
are slipped into orange-and-black striped wrappers with a
tiger's picture, and sold by Bonnie Bakers Inc. of Fer-
"It's Tiger Fever," said spokeswoman Marcia Ross.
"This is a funny town. You're a Tiger fan whether they
win or lose."
Tiger bread and buns - there's actually no connection
with the team - began hitting store shelves last week, and
are being sold around the state, Ross said.
Even if the baseball Tigers slump, the bread and buns
will stay in the running,.she said. "I don't think that's
going to change the fever here in Detroit."
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