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'U' dean, students
win national grants

The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, September 22, 1987- Page 3
faculty discuss

Three School of Education re-+
searchers received grants this year
totaling $125,000 for studies in wa-
ter quality and classroom learning.
A $100,000 grant was given to
Carl Berger, dean of the School of
Education, and Clancy Wolf, a third-
year graduate student, by the U.S.
Department of Education.
The money will be used for
s c i e n tific testing a n d
telecommunications equipment for
monitoring water quality in four ar-
eas of the world.
Students who attend schools near
the Rouge River in Michigan, the
South Platte near Denver, Co., the
Rhine in West Germany, and the
Duwamish river in Seattle, Wash.,
will partake in the study, said Wolf.
According to Wolf, 10 schools
will participate in Seattle and W.
Germany, 12 in Denver, and 16 in
Detroit. He added that the schools in
W. Germany are American schools
for children whose parents are sta-
tioned overseas.
The initial expense was buying
water testing kits and modems for
each school.
Wolf said the students will test
water in the rivers and exchange wa-
ter quality data with each other via a

University computer system and ad-
ditional telecommunications equip-
ment. All data will be available to
University students.
"It's as much a social studies ac-
tivity as it is a science activity," said
Wolf. He explained that the students
will discuss the social implications
of the data in class.
The $100,000 will pay only for
the first year, but Wolf said he hopes
schools will pay a $200 fee for each
year they use the system so the pro-
gram will be self-supporting in two
or three years.
Additionally, Paul Pintrich, who
was appointed assistant professor of
education on September 1, received a
$25,000 Spencer Fellowship from
the National Academy of Education.
Pintrich, who received his Ph.D
in 1982 from the University's
School of Education, said he will
use the money to study how junior
high and high school students learn
in classrooms.
Pintrich said he and Elisabeth
DeGroot, a second-year graduate stu-
dent, initially will study how stu-
dents learn, then in the second year
they will try to teach students the
best ways to retain information, and
during the third year they will show
teachers the most effective methods.

diversity plans


Education graduate student Paul Pintrich recently won a $25,000
Spencer Fellowship. The Dean of the School of Education and two
graduate students also won fellowships.

Pintrich submitted a proposal
calling for a study of 400 students to
the Spencer Fellowship last year. He
was notified in April that he had
won the award.

Although the funding is designed
to last two years, Pintrich said he
will seek additional funding to con-
tinue to study student learning
methods for the next five years.

University Vice President for;
Academic Affairs and Provost James
Duderstadt met yesterday with the
Senate Assembly, the governing
body of University faculty, in an
effort to outline the University's
responsibilities, including achieving
racial diversity on campus.
Duderstadt's address echoed tones
of his speech to the faculty last year
in which he said the University must
chart its course for the future.
"After a year in the blockhouse
(the administration building)" he still
saw the same opportunities,
responsibilities, and challenges of"
this agenda, but also a need for an
emphasis on obtaining diversity and
on community.
"The University also faces a
number of challenges," he said
pointing to the changing role of
research universities, the costs of
maintaining excellence, diversity and
pluralism, the University's
relationships with its constituencies,
and intellectual challenges such as
redefining a liberal arts education.
Duderstadt and SACUA both
pointed to the search for diversity and
excellence as the most pressing
matters for the faculty to address.
"I DO NOT believe it is
appropriate to coast in the next three
months," he said. "The University
should decide what it wants to be."
In this commitment, he said, the
administrators should play a minor
role, with the effort being
spearheaded by faculty, students,
staff, alumni, and outsiders.
SACUA has also been examining
the issue of obtaining a cultural
diversity on campus. SACUA vice-
chair Beth Reed said the committee
has struggled with what its role

should be. "We've been brain-
storming to see how we might move
ahead in a climate which is more
tolerant of and which enhances
diversity," she said.
IN AUGUST, the group drew
up a three-page working guideline, of
"Faculty Governance Initiatives on
Racism and Diversity," in which it
presented seven high priority tasks.
SACUA's initiatives include:
-Promotion and tenure related to
issues of diversity,
-Keeping issues on front burners
by addressing them at monthly
meetings with the president, provost,
and vice-provost for minority affairs,
-Having deans and directors relate
more directly to faculty. in
departments, schools, and colleges
with respect to University goals,
-Having an increased
representation of underrepresented
minority groups on campus in the
-faculty governance system,
'Sharing reading material
providing analyses of racism and
diversity in higher education with the
faculty governance system and
possibly the rest of the academic
-Establishing committees which
will give special attention to racism
and diversity, and
'Using monthly Senate Assembly
meetings as a University-wide forum
for faculty to discuss issues related to
racism and diversity on campus.

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Council condemns Navy
in vet trai accident

Campus Cinema
Alice's Restaurant (Arthur
Penn, 1969), 7 p.m., Mich.
The film most closely associated
with the alternative lifestyles of
the 1960s.
Blow U p (M. Antonioni,
1966), 9:15 p.m., Mich.
A fashion photographer may or
may not have taken pictures of a
murder. His journey for the truth
takes him into a world of
decadence, hallucination, and
A Night at the Opera. (Sam
Wood, 1935)
Condom Sense, 7 p.m.,
This madcap classic of Marx
Brothers lunacy is preceded by a
film on safe sex.
John Frew - "Cold Utopias:
Scottish Municipal Housing
1919-1939," 4 p.m., 180
Tappan Hall.
Israel Kremen -
"Shostakovich: Acceptance of
His Music in the Soviet Union,"
8 p.m., 200 Lane Hall.
Aaron Levin - "Ancient
Im ages: Photography i n
Archaeology," 4 p.m., Kelsey
Victor Obinna -
"Development in Nigeria:
Prospects and Problems," Noon,
International Center, West Quad.
David O. Siegmund - "On
Hotelling's Geometric Approach
to Testing for a Nonlinear
Parameter," 4 p.m., 2435 Mason
University of Michigan
Students of Objectivism
- mass meeting, 8 p.m., Pond
Room, Michigan Union.
U A C - Comedy Company
auditionj, 5 p.m., U A C
Backroom,"2nd floor, Michigan
r Union.

Catherine McAuley Health
Center - Informational
meeting for prospective adult
volunteers, 7:30 p.m., St.
Joseph Mercy Hospital
Education Center. 572-4159.
TARADA - British Science
Fiction Fan Club, 8 p.m., 296
Dennison Bldg.
Eclipse jazz - mass
meeting, 6:30 p.m., 2402
Mason Hall.
Engineering Student
Publications - mass
meeting, 6:30 p.m., 1200
Hill Street Players - "A
Thousand Clowns" auditions, 7
p.m., 2518 Frieze Bldg.
SPARK - Revolutionary
history series; presentation of
"Primitive Communism: Proof
There's No 'Human Nature',".7
p.m., 116 MLB.
Send announcements of up-
coming events to "The List," c/o
The Michigan Daily, 420
Maynard St., Ann Arbor. Mich.,
48109. Include all pertinent in-
formation and a contact phone
number. We must receive an-
nouncements for Friday and
Sunday events at least two weeks
before the event, and announ-
cements for weekday events
must be received at least two
days before the event.

The Ann Arbor City Council
passed a resolution last night
condemning the U.S. Navy's
behavior toward the "assault" of
Vietnam veteran Brian Wilson last
Wilson, a Vietnam veteran and
antiwar protestor, attempted to stop
a Navy munitions train in California
by sitting on the tracks. Wilson
suffered head and leg injuries.
"This resolution intends to put
the city on the side of people
engaged in peaceful dissent," said
Councilmember Jeff Epton (D-Third
Ward), adding that Wilson's accident
was a "frightening thing t o
But other councilmembers
disagreed, fueling the classic
argument over the city's role in
national issues. "I can't go beyond
the city or Ann Arbor," said
Councilmember Jerry Schleicher (R-
Fourth Ward). "Ann Arbor should
not get involved."
Mayor Gerald Jernigan, a
Republican, and Councilmember
Terry Martin (R-Second Ward) also
opposed the resolution for similar
"Wilson was a man who will
regret an impetuous gesture that may
handicap him for the rest of his life,"
Martin said, adding that she would
support a resolution expressing
sorrow for him.
The resolution, written by Epton,

said, "all Navy statements made to
this point concerning the incident
have been consistently refuted by
eyewitness and videotape accounts'...
Navy medical personnel arrived at
the scene five minutes after the
accident and did nothing but take
Wilson's pulse within the first five
minutes ... the Navy has refused to
respond to the questions of four
members of Congress who have
demanded an explanation."
The resolution asked for a "full
and timely inquiry" into the Wilson
case, and encouraged citizens to
make donations for Wilson's medical
City Council also passed a
resolution urging citizens to support
the March on Washington for
Lesbian and Gay Rights this Oct.
Schleicher, Jernigan and Martir
opposed the resolution, which
passed, 6-3.
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