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Vest "did not understand the racist
implications of the actions and that
he seemed to defend the engineering
students as opposed to defending the
rights of Black students on campus."
Nadasen said that one action that
Vest could have is to set up meet-
ings with the societies and UCAR
"Dean Vest did his best to resolve
the matter with all three groups. He
gave the societies more structure,"
said Robert Khami, Society of Au-
tomotive Engineers president and
Vest said that "I still believe I
have dealt with the issue fairly to all
parties. From the incident has spread
a lot of positive involvement of the
organizations. While I think that
things didn't look as symbolically as
strong as some might have liked, the
substance that flowed from that
incident las been quite positive."
Besides dealing with minority is-
sues, the provost's duties also in-
volve chairing the committee on
budget administration which includes
negotiating with the Graduate Em-
A subject of controversy during
recent GEO negotiations was LSA's
ten-term rule, which limits funding
for teaching assistants to ten terms.
Vest said he supports the ten-term
rule because it is economical for the
University in the long run.
"If doctoral students finish their
work in a more timely fashion, then
over a long period of time you are
able to support and educate more
GEO president Don Demetriades
said the ten-term rule, "will hurt
graduate students who are not finan-
cially independent since it limits
funding from LSA to five years." He
said the rule will diminish the qual-
ity of teaching by forcing graduate
students to put their own work
above their teaching.
The ten-term rule could hit
women and minority graduate stu-
dents the hardest since they are more
likely to have limited funding, said
"There is evidence that some
graduate students have left the Uni-
versity since their funding was lim-
ited by the ten-term rule," he said.
"It is not obvious to me that
there is any validity to that [the ar-
gument against the ten-term rule],"
said Vest. "I'm speaking as someone
who was a teaching assistant almost
every term I was a graduate student
here. I think that our TA's are first
and foremost graduate students. I
think that making timely progress
toward their degrees should not really
get in the way of their performance
But Vest's business dealing are
not limited to recent GEO labor dis-
While Vest was Dean of Engi-
neering, he worked with Business
School Dean Gilbert Whitaker to
obtain the $3.5 million that Ford
Corporation donated to the School of
Engineering and Business School to
set up a chair in product
manufacturing along with other fel-
lowships and scholarships.
Asked if academia can still be
critical of corporations that donate
large amounts of money to the Uni-
versity,Vest said: "The corporations
we deal with have a real deep under-
standing of the role of the University
in society." He added, "I have never
felt in any sense I was in a position
where my ability to do objective
analysis was compromised."
Concerning the military, Vest
said, "its been my observation that
the Department of Defense puts
fewer restrictions and understands the
importance of dissemination of re-
search results probably better than
most other sponsors."
Arlin Wasserman, a military re-
search investigator for the Michigan
Student Assembly, disagrees. "Just
this past December, the Department
of Defense entered into a classified
research project with the University.
Obviously the information gained
from this research will not be seen
for a long time if ever by people not
connected with the military, " said
"The University has to be very
watchful in getting into financial ar-
rangements with the Department of
Defense and corporations and then
being forced to limit areas of re-
While some disagree with Vest's
approaches, others are satisfied.
"He was very responsive to stu-
dent concerns and he did his best to
try and address them," said senior
Brian Rashap, president of the Engi-
Rashap cited Vest's appointment
of an additional student to the engi-
neering dean search committee as an
example of his responsiveness to
Some faculty and administrators
are also pleased with the appoint-
ment of Vest as University provost.
Elaine Harden, assistant to the
engineering dean for college relations
and a personal friend of Vest said:
"Provost Vest has the exacting mind
of the engineer and the heart of the
humanist. His strengths include his
sharp attention to details and facts.
He has a real talent for focusing on
discrepancies and errors and setting
them straight. He demands the same
level of perfection from his col-
leagues as well as he does for him-
University President James Dud-
erstadt said he and Vest are effective
as leading University administrators
because "[we] are quite different both
in the focus of our scholarship and
teaching and in our personalities. I
believe we balance each other very
well as a team."
Vest involvement with the Uni-
versity began in 1963 when he at-
tended graduate school. He was a
teaching assistant at the University
for three years and received his Ph.D.
in mechanical engineering four years
He became an associate professor
at the University in 1972 and has
risen through the ranks, serving as
Dean of Engineering for three years
prior to his Provost appointment.
Good Times do come cheap
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Geology in the Rockies
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Detroit ash called hazardous
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Ash produced by the new Detroit
incinerator is hazarous, state Natural Resources Director David Hales
Hales released yesterday results of toxicity tests on 24 samples of
incinerator ash stored at the facility, which wre collected by Department
of Natural Resources officials on Feb. 17.
He said test results included 5.814 milligrams per liter of lead above
the state and federal regulatory limit of 5 milligrams, and 1.079
milligrams per liter of cadmium above the limit of 1 miligram.
Hales said further tests would be run to confirm the finding.
If the second tests matched the first, he said, the ash could be disposed
of only in a licensed hazardous waste facility or treated to make it non-
Rapist's sentence outrages town
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A judge's decision to give a rapist a
lenient sentence because he didn't want to prevent him from becoming a
police officer has provoked outrage in this quiet Upper Peninsula
Two weeks ago, Visiting Alper County Circuit Judge Charles Stark
set aside his original verdict in the rape case and instead convicted David
Caballero under a youthful offenders act for attacking a fellow college
The move spared Caballero jail time. He was ordered to spend three
years on probation and pay $975 in court costs and $200 compensation to
the victim. If he complies with the terms, his record will be expunged.
His court file has been suppressed.
Stark said he took the action partly because Caballero, 21, of Dearborn
Heights is a criminal justice major and the conviction would have
prevented him from achieving his goal of becoming a police officer.
Gov. pushes education bill
LANSING - Gov. James Blanchard is pressing the Legislature to
pass a a school quality package before a new finance proposal, but a Sen-
ate Republican disagrees with that strategy.
Blanchard issued a statement yesterday declaring that "quality is job
one" in education reform and urging passage of legislation to improve
schools before consideration of a new school finance plan.
His statement came on the eve of the Senate Finance Committee
opening discussion of a House-based measure to boost the sales tax to 6
percent from 4 percent to provide about $508 million in extra money for
schools. The measure would also cut school property taxes about 37 per-
cent for homeowners and 22 percent for businesses.
In response Sen. Dan DeGrow R-Port Huron called Blanchard's de-
mands "ill-advised, impractical and impossible."
State Sen. Sederburg withdraws
candiacy for Ferris St presidency
LANSING - State Senator William Sederburg withdrew yesterday as
a candidate for the presidency of Ferris State University, averting a
possible early partisan fight over control of the Senate.
The East Lansing Republican said it was Attorney General Frank
Kelley's opinion that the Michigan Constitution bars him from accepting
such a spot in the middle of his four-year senate term.
Sederburg said Kelley's opinion is a "legitimate interpretation," but
called for a constitutional change to permit lawmakers to take
appointments during their term.
Sederburg was to have been the first of five candidates to be
interviewed by the Ferris State Board of Control for the presidency of the
Big Rapids school. Bill Taylor, a spokesperson for the institution, said
the other interviews will be concluded by March 20.
Rats flourish in merry old England
LONDON - Wintertime, and the living is easy in the kingdom of
Rattus norvedicus, the common brown rat which has become
uncommonly numerous around Britain.
Complaints about rats are up as much as 70 percent in parts of
London, which has had just a touch of slush during a very mild winter.
Similar increases have been reported in Bristol, Manchester and other
"I've never, never known such a year," said Stuart Slater, chief
environmental services officer of Baberon District council northeast of
London. "I haven't had a Saturday off since the end of November."
Norman foster, health officer for the Mid-suffolk Council, said he
received 1,323 rat complaints last winter. This year he had matched that
total by late December, before winter had officially begun.
Rentokil, one of Britain's largest exterminators, had doubled its sales
of poisons this winter.
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