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NewsR rs OCTOBER 1989

ns.AO 1989
Dollars and Se jT


Graffiti lists ways to torture, maim female students

Students win Chevy, Olds, Pontiac, Buick in sweepstakes
Four students won new cars as grand the United States.
prize winners in the General Motors Sahler won a Chevrolet Camaro RS,
Acceptance Corporation Sweepstakes Mulligan received an Oldsmobile Calais

By Deborah Gluba
The Daily Iowan
U. of Iowa
A graphic list describing ways to tor-
ture and brutalize women outraged U. of
Iowaofficials and promptedprotests and
an investigation to determine the list's
"What they didn't realize was there
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men's bathroom.
After the graffiti, titled "The Iop Ten
Things To Do To the Bitches Below,"was
printed in the March 2 Daily Iowan,
about30 people picketed outside the res-
idence hall claiming the UI administra-
tion tried to cover up the incident.
They accused officials of ignoring, or
tolerating, complaints of sexism and
"We are appalled at the lack of action
taken by the administration regarding
racial comments and actions that go on
at this campus," said Bethany Marcus,
a freshman who organized the protest.
UI President Hunter Rawlings said
the administration was making every
reasonable effort to identify the culprit
or culprits.

"To say that we should not be con-
cerned because only words were used,
and because no one was physically
harmed, is toignorethe powerofwords,"
he said in a statement.
One item on the list suggested to beat
the residents below "into a bloody pulp
with sledgehammers and laugh." Other
items on the list described how to muti-
late female genitalia with an electric
trimmer, pliers and "a red-hot soldering
The list was presumably directed at
female residents who live one floor below
the residence hall floor where the writ-
ing was found. Relations between resi-
dents on the two floors became strained
after the women complained about loud
"We dealwiththerapevictims and this

is a piece of the type of attitudes that
allow rape to occur," said Rape Victim
Advocacy Program Director Karla
act on these?"
Phillip Jones, UI dean of student ser-
vices, saidresidents ofthehallwere sent
a letter regesting they assist the UI
administration in identifying the
author(s). Aninvestigationfollowed, but,
no culprit was identified.
Many hall residents said the graffiti
did not even warrant a protest. "It was
justgraffitiwas allit was,"saidfreshman
Tim Bell. "It happens all the time. This
is sensationalism."
Still, Miller was adamant that the
issue was not being blown out of propor-

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The winners, Central Washington State
senior Jacquie Sahler, Clarion U. senior
William Mulligan, Eastern Kentucky U.
senior Maria Koenig and Rhonda Collins,
Northern Illinois U. sophomore, were ran-
domly selected from 62,000 entries from
college and university students throughout

International Series Coupe, Koenig won a
Pontiac Sunbird GT Convertible and
Collins won a Buick Regal Gran Sport.
Mulligan, like the other winners, didn't
think he had a chance of winning.
He remembers, "I opened U. and sawthe
cars in the ad. They were all great cars, and
even though I didn't think I would win, I
decided to take the chance."

Jacquie Sahier

Maria Koenig Rhonda Collins


Live-in fraternity advisers regain popularity*
By Steve Miliano Adviser Scott Feeney have a good working relationship.
The Daily Maine Campus "He keeps track of what's going on," Roberts said. "If there
U. of Maine, Orono are any problems or if he notices that things are not being
taken care of, he brings them up to me."
During the '60s, fraternities and sororities stopped using Roberts said he was originally a little worried about a pos-
live-in advisers. sible conflict about the adviser's role in a fraternity, but that
U. ofMainealsomovedawayfromthelive-inadvisersystem, afterameetingwithFeeney, anyapprehensionwasputtorest.
butattitudesabouttheseadvisersamongbothcampusofficials "We set down ground rules and defined positions," Roberts
and fraternity members are changing. said.
Eleven of the 13 national fraternity chapters at U. of Maine Lucy said the existence of live-in advisers is not meant to be
currently have a live-in adviser, said William Lucy, associate a hindrance to any fraternity or sorority, but "is one more way
dean of Student Activities and Organizations. Pi Beta Phi, the to strengthen the organization."
only sorority at U. of Maine with a house, also has a live-in "The role of an adviser is not to run the organization," he
adviser.. said. "He or she is there to step in, if necessary, to avoid things
"During the '60s, their value was questioned," Lucy said. that may be illegal or embarrassing to the group."
"Today, the iiportance is appreciated. It's an old tradition To be of more influence than is necessary would be "to take
that is coming back. Our fraternities and their national head- away from the true meaning of fraternity," he said.
quarters support the idea of live-in advisers. "I've never heard Sam Civiello, Phi Kappa Sigma's adviser, agreed. "The guys
one fraternity with a live-in adviser say it was a bad idea,.' here can take care of themselves. I'm really a correspondent
Jim Roberts, president ofTau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, also between the undergraduates, the alumni and the administra-
expressed his support for live-in advisers. He said he and TKE tion," he said.

Continued from page 1
A&M President William H.
Mobley reports that 6.7 percent of
undergraduate lecture classes and 21
percent of undergraduate labs are
taught by TAs.
Junior horticulture major Susan
Bernhard was in one of those labs and
experienced a communication problem
with her TA.
Bernhard estimated the assistant's
English proficiency at 60 percent. "He
had problems getting the point across

because of his accent," she said.
Although Mays admits these situa-
tions do occur, he said some studentsuse
a foreign-born professor's accent as an
excuse for poor classroom performance.
"They say a teacher has poor knowl-
edge of English after not getting along
with a teacher or getting poor grades,"
he said.
If a TA does have a problem with
English, it can usually be detected early,
Mathematics Department Head H.
Elton Lacey said. TAs at A&M have to
pass an English proficiency exam in
addition to standard tests, he said.
"If it's apparent that a TA has poor

English-speaking capabilities, he is
assigned non-teaching duties, such as
tutorial work, until we feel confident of
his or her English."
Sandra Burke, a TA in education tech-
nology from Ireland, said she is aware of
complaints other assistants have
received, but attributed them to xeno-
phobic attitudes.
. "It seems like in America, everyone is
broughtup with the philosophy that they
only need to know English and the whole
world willaccommodate them,"she said.
"But they need to realize that many
cultures and languages exist other than
their own. "

Continued from page 16
Teaching assistants and faculty
members who suspect plagiarism are
required to report it to Sundt's office.
She keeps copies of term paper cata-
logs, and papers suspected of being
purchased are compared with similar
entries. Term papers may be pur-
chased from the research companies
to compare with a student's work.
. "The majority of students admit to
some form of plagiarism if they are
being summoned by our office,
because we have usually done
enough research thatif we're actual-
ly going to make a case, it's very
unlikely that plagiarism didn't
occur," Sundt said.
Students are not the only ones at
fault. The sale ofpapers is prohibited
by the California Education Code if
the seller knows the paper would be
submitted for academic credit.
In February, a Los Angeles
Superior Courtjudgeissued aprelim-
inary injunction to stop a woman
from selling term papers to college
The crackdown was reported to be
the first court action in 15 years
aimed at the practice. It stemmed
from a complaint by an assistant
engineering professor at Cal State
U., Los Angeles, who was angeredby
flyers on campus advertising a term
paper service.
"The action is a warning to other
similar businesses that we will take
whatever legal means that are avail-
able to us to shut them down," said
Lee Kerschner, CSULA's vice-chan-
cellor of academic affairs.
However, Stekel believes his com-
court action. "We follow strict guide-
lines," he said, including requiring
clients to sign a form stating they
willnot submit purchased papers for
academic credit.
Papers also are stamped and the
introduction reformatted to make it
difficult to be submitted. Research
Assistance papers are sold for $7 a
page, while customized papers writ-
ten to students' specifications run
from $16.50 to $20 a page.
The penalty for submitting a pur-
chased term paper at UCLA ranges
from warning to dismissal from the
university, although Sundt said the
penalty usually involves some type
of suspension.


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Schoengart arrives on campus every
morning at 8 and attends two hours of
classesworking toward the final 15 cred-
it hours he needs for his degree in fire
and safety engineering.
Afterclass, Schoengart takes onhisjob
as store manager at Adams Shoes. He
keeps "three or four days worth" of
clothes hanging in the office closet there,
and his textbooks are stacked next to
books titled "Swim with the Sharks" and
"Thriving on Chaos."
A scanning radio on his desktop keeps

Schoengart alerted to the demands ofhis
third role in life - he is on 24-hour call
with the Madison County Fire
Department. "Iget really boredifI'mjust
sitting around for very long," he said.
In addition, Schoengart, a trained
emergency medical technician on call six
to 12 hours a week, sleeps many nights
each week in the Madison County
Ambulance Center. -
He is also a member of the Madison
County Rescue Squad, a volunteer ser-
vice designed to augment routine ambu-
lance services.
Schoengart said these jobs take him
into a lot of intense situations, but he
said his workismoreimportant than any

emotions to the life-and-death crises he
"I'm sort of immune to it now," he said.
"For anybody in fire-rescue work, a'bad'
wreck is a minor accident, and a 'good'
wreck is a bad wreck. It's sort of reverse
psychology because you really have a
chance to use your skills in a tough sit-
So how does he find the time to use so
many skills at once? "You can do a lot
more than you think you can,"
Schoengart said, "and if you do it for 21
days in a row, it's a habit."
For his efforts, Schoengart was named
Young Men of America in 1988.

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