The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, October 30, 1990 - Page 3
7 ';<Tenure-track profs, not TAs, may
, teach lower level English classes
by Amy Quick
In addition to proposed changes for En-
glish concentration requirements, the En-
glish Department also hopes to bring a
stronger presence of tenure-track faculty
into lower level courses, said Dr. Robert
Weisbuch, Chair of the English Depart-
The department also proposed adding
once-a-week sections taught by TAs to
some of the larger upper level English
classes, said Weisbuch.
These tentative changes have not been
negotiated with the LSA college, but
Weisbuch said he hopes they will be re-
solved within the next month.
The redistribution of the staff would
spread faculty across the four levels of stu-
dents, said Associate Chair of the English
Department Prof. Ralph Williams.
"The advantage for undergraduates
would be that in these classes their work
would be reviewed by more experienced
instructors and that there would be more
opportunity for some discussion," Weis-
Weisbuch stressed that if the plans are
approved, use of TAs to instruct sections
would be a supplement to work of profes-
sors, not a substitute for them.
"There would be a planned redeploy-'
ment of energies among TAs to enhance
their experience and the experience of
graduate students with them," Williams
"Students would have access to gradu-
ate students who are studying the same
material and have research expertise (in a
more specified field)," he continued.
"It will be a mutual good to have
faculty contact with students... teaching
across the curriculum and be in contact
with students at a variety of levels,"
A large number of tenure-track faculty
now work at the 300 and 400 levels, al-
though few of them teach the prerequisite
to the concentration, English 240 - In-
troduction to Poetry, said Williams.
Although Williams stressed that the
teaching assistants and lecturers have been
highly successful teachers at this level, he
said that it would be good for both faculty
and students if faculty taught students at
the 100 and 200 levels.
"(The proposal) would allow grad stu-
dents a greater opportunity to teach in lit-
erature courses, where many of them are
planning their teaching futures, so it
would be a good deal for everybody -un-
dergraduates, doctoral students, and faculty
alike," Weisbuch said.
One reason prompting discussions of
change was the sharp increase in English
majors at the University. In 1980 there
were approximately 300 concentrators,
compared to the 911 currently declared ma-
jors, said Dr. Weisbuch.
As a result of budget constraints and
other reasons, the college has been unable.
to add faculty, Williams said.
Environmental laws to aid state
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal
dollars were targeted for Michigan
programs ranging from building roads to
zapping zebra mussels under legislation
enacted shortly before Congress adjourned
for the year.
Also winning last-minute approval was
a bill designed to jump-start Great Lakes
cleanup programs, which have suffered
from government inaction and lack of
Not all Michigan-related bills
succeeded, however. The Michigan Scenic
Rivers Act, which would have extended
federal protection to more than 500 miles
of the state's river corridors, stalled in the
Senate after winning House approval.
Rep. Dale Kildee (D-Flint) will
introduce the bill again next year, an aide
Overall, however, environmentalists
were cheered by passage of some of the
most far-reaching measures in recent years
to fight Great Lakes pollution.
The centerpiece was the Great Lakes
Critical Programs Act, cleared for
President Bush's signature Saturday after
winning House approval on a voice vote.
It boosts federal funding of cleanup
programs from $16 million to $25
The bill also directs the Environmental
Protection Agency to complete blueprints
known as "remedial action plans" for
cleaning 42 sites where toxic pollution is
It authorizes a study of areas in the
Great Lakes that are particularly
susceptible to oil spills and weaknesses in
government plans for preventing and
responding to spills. A comprehensive oil-
spill bill enacted earlier this year will
establish a Great Lakes emergency-
response center to contain major spills.
The critical programs bill also requires
the completion of a pollution control plan
for Lake Michigan and authorizes a study
of the effects of lake pollution on human
"This bill puts muscle into federol
cleanup programs and puts a stop to,
government foot-dragging when it comes
to preserving and protecting the lakes,"
said Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich).
The first Clean Air Act rewrite in two
decades will require Detroit automakers to
manufacture cars that burn cleaner gasoline
blends and emit less smog-causing;.
It also authorizes a network of station,
around the lakes to monitor the path of air
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Union membersleave the Chrysler Corp. Sterling Heights, Mich. assembly plant yesterday
afternoon'afshift change. The UAW and Chrysler continued to bargain on a new national
Wife stabs spouse
in domestic fight
A domestic stabbing took place
it the 1200block of Wisteria last
!""Fiay at 3:34 a.m. resulting in the
'arraignment' of" an 'Ann' Arbor
After approximately five hours of
fighting and drinking between a mar-
ried couple, city police reports said,
the husband decided he was going to
leave with their baby. The wife did
not want him to take the child and
Pattrice Maurer should have been quoted in yesterday's Daily as saying,
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when he turned his back, she stabbed
him with a 12" butcher knife.
The husband ran about 200 yards
with the knife in his lower back and
was found lying in a pool of blood
in his townhouse. The victim, 35-
year-old James Williams, was hospi-
talized and is in guarded condition.
The suspect, Quanda Williams,
23, was transported to Ann Arbor
Police Department that morning and
was jailed but released that day on a
"personal recognizance" bond
(involving no money). She will face
preliminary examination Nov. 7 in
15th District Court for a criminal
charge of assault with intent to mur-
occur on campus
An attempted break-in occurred
at the 500 block of S. Forest at 2
a.m. Sunday when an apartment res-
ident awoke from noise outside her
window. She noticed the screen had
been removed, yelled at the suspect,
and he fled. No entry was gained, re-
An apartment resident on the
800 block of S. Forest came home
through the back door and saw a
young man run out of the front door
at 7:10 p.m. Oct. 27, Ann Arbor po-
lice reports said. Nothing was re-
ported stolen, and the resident said
the door may have been left un-
locked. Police have no suspects.
A thief illegally entered an
apartment on the 900 block of Oak-
land the evening of Oct. 27, stealing
a TV and stereo equipment. City po-
lice believe the suspect entered
through a sliding glass door on the
Unlawful entry was obtained
to a residence on the 1000 block of
Oakland Oct. 27 at 2 a.m. A friend
of the resident discovered a male
suspect who had entered through an
unlocked door, reports said. The man
then fled the area.
Police suspect that a resident
of an apartment building on the 300
block of S. Thayer stole his neigh-
bor's refrigerator Oct. 28 at 12:49
a.m. Since the appliance's owner
was in jail for illegal entry himself,
the neighbor decided to take the ap-
pliance to use in the interim, accord-
ing to city reports.
in business area
A case of criminal sexual conduct
of the fourth degree came about at
Ann Arbor Committee to De-
fend Abortion and Reproduc-
five Rights, weekl'y meeting., East
Iranian Student Cultural Club,
weekly meeting. Michigan League,
Asian Studies Student Assoc-
f.ation. Lane Hall, 7:00.
Hellenic Student Association.
Union Michigan Rm., 9-10:00 pm.
:Anthropology Club, meeting
and video showing. 2032 DANA
AIESEC (International Association
'of Students in Economics and Com-
Smerce).1276 'Schoolof Business
eStudents Concerned About
Animal Rights, meeting and of-
Sficer elections.'Dominick 's, 7:00.
""An Evening Sponsored by
'.the Society of Hispanic Pro-
fessional Engineers," spon-
sored by Society of Minority Engin-
,eering Students. 1500 EECS, 6:30-
Phi Alpha Delta Int'l (Coed)
;Pre-law Fraternity. B116 MLB,
"Applied methods of approx-
imation theory and optimal
control," seminar; Prof. Vladimir
Tikhomirov, speaker. EECS 1200,
f"The Chemistry of Polylith-
lum Organic Compounds; A
Field of Emerging Signifi-
cance," Prof. Richard Lagow,
speaker. Rm. 1640, 4:00.
"Beyond the Rhetoric to
Enhanced Child Well-Being,"
Ruth Massinga, speaker. Rackham
"Asian Americans and Civil
:Rights Today," Asian American
'Law Students Assoc., sponsor;
:Charles Pei Wang, Vice Chair of
U.S. Civil Rights Commission,
speaker. 250 Hutchins Hall, 4:00.
"Native American Teachings
300 North Ingalls Bldg., 10th floor,
Rm. 1000, noon.
"The Israeli-Palestinian Con-
flict Since the Kuwait Cri-
sis," Dr. Andrew Lev in, speaker.
International Center, 603 E. Mad-
Safewalk functions 8:00 pm-1:30
am Sunday-Thursday, 8-11:00 Fri-
day-Saturday. Call 936-1000 or stop
'by 102 UGLi.
Northwalk functions 8:00 pm-
1:00 am. Call 763=WALK or stop by
ECB Peer Writing Tutors avali-
ble to help with your papers Sunday-
Thursday, Angell/Haven Computing
U of M Cycling Club weekly
rides. For info call Scott Robinson
(764-2739) or Robin Pena (764-
1723). Men leave Hill Aud. at 3:30,
women at 5:30.
Kaffeestunde, weekly German
conversations. MLB third floor
conference room, 4:30-6.
Sen. Carl Levin support rally
and speech. The Diag, noon.
"The Role of Diet and Exer-
cise in Weight Loss," work-
shop. For info call 763-1320.
University Health Service, 3rd floor
Conference Rm., noon-1:00.
Self-defense workshop, spon-
sored by Asian American Associa-
tion. Trotter House, 7:00.
"Why Graduate School in Sci-
ence and Engineering?" Na-
tional teleconference for science and
engineering undergrads, sponsored
by NASA and corporations. For info
call GEM at (219) 287-1097. Alum-
ni Center, 1-3:00.
Program for International
Women," seminar. International
Center, Rm. 9, 603 E. Madison, 1-
Eurythmy Workshop. For info
call 662-6398 or 769-6593. Rudolf
Steiner Institute, 4-5:30.
Career Planning and Place-
12:56 a.m. Oct. 28 when a woman The suspect advised the clerk not
was assaulted near Hill and Olivia to turn around and look at him be-
streets. She was walking and was cause someone was watching and
approached by a male suspect, who would shoot him, he said. The clerk
grabbed her in the crotch, then re- produced $50 in cash. Michigan
leased her and walked off, she re- State Police in Brighton arrived or;
ported to city police. the scene with a tracking dog, but thq
Armed robbers hit investigation was unsuccessful.
locl gs taton Jogger narrowly
An Armed robbery occurred at the escapes kidnapper
Total gas station at 2020 W. Sta- A woman was jogging near the
dium at approximately 5:10 Sunday corner of McIntyre and Beal at 10:55.
morning. The clerk was stocking p.m. Oct. 27 when she observed a
shelves when the suspect entered and black Ford Pinto nearby. Police re-
laid ten pennies on the counter, re- ports said the male driver stopped the'.
questing a dime in exchange, accord- car as the jogger ran by, and then he-
ing to police reports. When the got out and grabbed her arm, yelling;
cashier opened the door, the suspect "Bitch, you're going to come witlh
reportedly said, "Give me all of your me!" The victim broke away froni
money." The suspect had his hand in him.
his left jacket pocket, though the - by Josephine Ballengee
complainant could not see a weapon. Daily Crime Reporter.
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