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OIJ loans prompt restrictions
Cases of loan fraud involving studen-
ts; administrators, and contractors, at
Ohio State University have prompted
the U.S. Department of Education to
put tighter restrictions on loan and
In fiscal year 1984, 366 prosecutions
were made at Ohio State University for
grant and loan fraud.
Among those prosecuted were
students, administratators, and con-
One hundred and thirty of the cases
dealt with Pell grants. Students lied
The end result of the violations may
be new Pell grant forms. However, new
forms would not be released until 1986
- The Ohio State Lantern
If students at Lyndon State College in
Vermont can't find a job after
graduating, they can always go back to
school - for free.
The college is offering this year's
graduates a free semester of study if
they can't snare any jobs in their fields
within six months of graduation.
In order to qualify for the program,
seniors have to follow five steps
recommended by the school's career
services office: career identification,
resume writing, research on potential
employers, writing to employers, and a
critique of interviews with employers.
About half of last year's graduates
followed these steps and all got jobs
within six months.
- The Chronicle of Higher
hazing illegal. If the bill becomes law,
hazing will be punishable by a $5,000
fine and two-and-one-half years in
The bill was introduced on behalf of
the parents of James L. Lenaghan who
died almost a year ago ofralcohol
poisoning after a Zeta Chi fraternity
dinner at American International
- The Chronicle of Higher
dies in elevator
A student at the University of Califor-
nia - Santa Barbara - was killed
earlier this month when he attempted
to escape from a crowded dormitory
elevator full of students who were
posing for a group photograph.
James Howard, a freshman, died
when his body became wedged in the
elevator shaft, according to a college
About 20 students had crowded into
the elevator when it started to descend
slowly. Howard apparently tried to
escape, the spokesman said.
College and state safety inspectors
are investigating the incident, he said.
- The Chronicle of Higher
Bill limits California
Student fees seem to go up, up, and
away every year. But in California, it
appears some relief may be in sight.
These increases would be limited at
California universities if a bill in-
troduced in the state legislature, which
has won support from a coalition of
university officials, student leaders,
and lawmakers, is passed.
If the bill becomes law, sudden, large
increases in fees at the University of
California and California State Univer-
stiy systems would be limited.
The bill seeks to limit increases to 10
percent a year. And if it is passed, the
increases will depend on the amount of
state support available for certain
Tight college budgets forced fees in
these school systems to jump between
30 and 62 percent a year during the past
It is also supposed to eliminate higher
fees that graduates now pay over un-
- The Chronical of Higher
Colleges was compiled by Daily
staff writer Steve Leiken. It appears
about dependency status, income, and
other key factors.
Administrators and contractors often
filled out applications as though they
were students. They received, but most
In some cases, collection agencies
asked for the money back if a grant was
paid before the fraudulent material was
Now, the Education Department is
planning to verify more information on
The Massachusetts legislature is con-
sidering a bill to make fraternity
ychology prof. leads R C director search
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decision would ultimately be up to
LSA's executive committe.
HOWEVER, STEINER told RC-
students at a meeting last fall, that if,
they didn't find the candidate accep-
table he or she would not be appointed.
While students at the RC may not
have a wide knowledge of Douvan, her
peers at the University think she can
handle the position.
"I would think she would be superb,"
said associate chairman of the
psychology department charles Morris.
"AS A SCHOLAR she is excellent.
She has been spending a lot of time at
the undergraduate and graduate
level," he said, adding that she has
been able to keep in touch with the
students that way.
Morris, who says he has known
Douvan for 20 years, said she has the
leadership skills to run the Residential
"She is able to work with people ef-
fectively, she leads with direction. She
can lead the community without issuing
mandates," Morris said.
STUDENT input is a trademark of
Thomas Juster, the director of the In-
stitute for Social Research (ISR),
called Douvan a "remarkable woman.'
Douvan was the study director for the
Survey Research Center of ISR from
1951-1958 and a research associate from
1959 to 1961. She has co-authored two
books during the last couple years
which study the role of men and women
"(SHE) pays a lot of attention to
students," said Juster, adding "she is
the kind of person who is willing and
anxious to share knowledge with young
Some say this is her best quality.
"She would be excellent at the kind
activities the Residential College
depends on," the transmitting of
knowledge and wisdom," Juster said.
MERSEREAU has no question as to
her qualifications for the post.
"None of the other candidates have a
higher profile around the Residential
College than her," Mersereau said.
"My feeling is she is extremely
qualified," he said, adding, "because a
director has to have a kind of academic
clout to run a program with the Univer-
SHE HAS put in her time
administratively and would be able to
handle the job administratively, he
"I have the highest opinion of Libby
Douvan, as a scholar, a person, a scien-
tist... she's first rate," said Juster.
Douvan is a Catharine Neafie Kellog
Professor, an endowed chair; one of the
highest honors awarded at the Univer-
Douvan is a 1946 graduate of Vassar
College and has a Masters degree and a
Ph.D from the University. She is the
author of many books on social
psychology and is a nationally
renowned figure on adolescents and
changing family roles.
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
OPEC nears price-cutting plan
GENEVA, Switzerland-OPEC edged toward agreement Tuesday on cut-
ting prices for the second time in its history, but oil ministers ended a second
day of emergency talks without completing details.
The president of the cartel, Indonesian Oil Minister Subroto, said the 13
ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries would meet
again Wednesday morning.
Pressure on OPEC was heightened when an important ally, Egypt, with-
drew from the meeting as an official observer early Tuesday saying it would
go its own way. Egypt is not a member of the 13-nation group.
A rare special session had been scheduled Tuesday night, then canceled.
Venezuelan Oil Minister Arturo Hernandez Grisanti said a committee of car-
tel members that met earlier in the evening had been unable to present a
single pricing proposal to the full group.
The size of proposed price cuts was the main point of contention inside the
closed-door meeting, according to Indonesian Oil Minister Subi oto, OPEC's
"We made progress in the sense that we narrowed" the difference in views
among the ministers, he said during a break in the talks. He said there had
been no agreement on specific price cuts.
FDA approves first herpes drug
WASHINGTON-The government yesterday approved the first prescrip-
tion pill to treat initial and repeat bouts of genital herpes, saying those who
suffer worst "will benefit the most."
The Food and Drug Administration said the drug will not cure herpes, but
is expected to slow the spread of the disease and provide the first long-term
relief to some of the estimate 5 million to 20 million Americans afflicted with
the contagious virus.
An FDA spokesman said the drug, acyclovir, will be on the market by
Feb.11. It is manufactured by Burroughs Wellcome Co. of Research Triangle
Park, N.C., and will be sold by prescription under the trade name Zovirax.
The FDA said studies have shown a few mild side effects, such as nausea,
vomiting, diarrhea, headaches and dizziness.
Meese -seeks Senate approval
WASHINGTON - Edwin Meese, battling for Senate confirmation as attor-
ney general, defended his conduct yesterday and said a special prosecutor
had found his actions were in line with the highest ethical and legal standar-
Meese appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first time
since a special prosecutor cleared him of criminal wrongdoing last year, and
sought to convince its members that he is fit to be the nation's highest law
enforcement officer despite new controversy about his ethics.
As the hearings opened, the committee obtained a copy of an internal
report from two lawyers in the Office of Government Ethics, the gover-
nment's watchdog agency, that concluded Meese's activities in two financial
dealing violated federal ethics standards.
Meese, 53, was nominated last year by President Reagan to replace Attor-
ney General William French Smith, but his nomination was derailed
by questions about his personal finances and other dealings.
Senate GOP demand cuts
WASHINGTON - Senate Republican leaders, confronted with an
unyielding Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, bluntly told the White
House yesterday that the entireeffort to cut fedeal deficits could unravel
unless the Reagan administration agrees to a substantial reduction in its
Weinberger "cannot be a draft dodger" in the war against deficits, Ap-
propriations Committee Chariman Mark Hatfield (R-Ore.), declared after a
closed-door meeting at which the defense chief said he could accept no fur-
ther cuts in the propsed fiscal 1986 budget of $277.5 billion to be submitted
Hatfield said the only alternative to a balanced package of spending cuts,
including a freeze in defense spending, is a "tax increase, a substantial tax
increase in the very near future" that President Reagan opposes.
He later said a defense spending freeze was a "minimum requirement"
for an overall reduction package. He said he is "irreversibly committed" to
a freeze and believes the Senate will support one.
Pope cites worker exploitation
CIUDID GUAYANA, Venezuela - In the blazing heat of Venezuela's in-
dustrial interior, Pope John Paul II condemned the exploitation of workers
and "dehumanizing" effects of technology yesterday in a rousing farewell
speech before going on to Ecuador.
"Work exists for man," he declared during an outdoor Mass in Ciudad
Guayana, a city of steel, iron and aluminum industries, "but man is not to be
the slave of the machine of technology."
Cheering followers responded: "The working masses await you."
In his homily, the pope declared that the church stands beside the worker
and spoke out against social inequities, especially in the Third World.
Venezuela was the first stop on John Paul's sixth Latin American tour. He
arrived yesterday afternoon in Quito, capital of Ecuador, and will stay in the
country until Friday. He then goes to Peru, and to Trinidad-Tobago in
"How long must man and the men of the Third World, put up unjustly with
the primacy of the economic-based processes over the inviolable human
rights and, in particular, the rights of workers and their families." The pope :
told the excited crowds in Ciudad Guayana. j
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