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Page 2- The Michigan Daily- Friday, September 27, 1991

New Communication

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by JoAnne Viviano
Daity Staff Reporter
UCLA's loss shall prove to be
the University's gain.
Dr. Neil Malamuth, the new
chair of the communication depart-
ment this fall said he decided to
transfer from Los Angeles to Ann
Arbor because "the University
seems committed to further devel-
oping a top department of commu-
nication. Currently at UCLA
(communication) is a smaller de-
partment. The same professional
opportunity doesn't exist," he said.
"This University is coming to
recognize that this is a critical field

and is more willing to do what it
takes to make the department a
leader in research and teaching," he
added.
Lecturer and Kings/Chavez Parks
visiting professor Laura Moseley
said she thought Malamuth would
evaluate the department's faculty
recruitment procedures.
"The new chair has indicated that
curriculum procedures and faculty
recruitment will all be reviewed
and evaluated ... It has to have a pos-
itive effect," Moseley said.
"Things that work well will be
continued. There's room for expan-
sion, bringing in additional excel-

lent faculty, and condensing what's
here," Malamuth said.
The new chair is also a professor
of communication and psychology.
He is currently teaching a graduate
level course giving students a gen-
eral introduction to communication
and department members. The
course is designed to "give
(students) an idea of some of the
major issues in the field," he said.
Malamuth said he did not plan to
pursue an academic career, but when
he was a sophomore at UCLA he as-
sisted a student working on a doc-
toral dissertation examining the
connection between sex and

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aggression.
"I started getting involved in re-
search but left it because I was mo-
tivated to save the world. I felt I
had to justify my work in more ap-
plied terms," he said. He took a
break from his research and studied
conflict resolution in graduate
school.
However, "at the time there was
a lot of controversy about pornog-
raphy, sex and the media, and rape.
There was very much in the public
attention, but there had not been any
systematic research.
"I decided to do a few studies to
... try to see if images affect people

or not and obtained some pretty
dramatic results," Malamuth said.
"Some of the results were at
variance with the common beliefs
among psychologists, media re-
searchers, and the general public,"
he added.
The criticism compelled
Malamuth to pursue his research
which he continues today. "It's a
neverending process. You never have
the final answer," he said.
Malamuth said it was a big tran-
sition to move his years of research
from the Pacific coast to the
Midwest. "And I'm a pack-rat to

or improvements

some degree. I still have 200-some
boxes still packed," he said.
Malamuth said that faculty and
staff has been "generally very sup-
portive and quite excited about the
fact that the University has been
willing to commit its resources (to
the communication department)."
Assistant Professor Richard
Campbell said he is "very opti-
mistic" about the departmental
changes and the new chair. "As a ju-
nior faculty member, its nice to have
another senior faculty member to
get advice and support from," he
added.

N. Campus commuter parking to expand
by Joshua Meckler commuter lot (NC 46) on the cor- even though they have a commuter give the departments on North
Commuter parking on North ner of Hubbard and Hayward roads. sticker. Campus time to realize that the
Campus, which was recently cut by Also, she said she was looking into Kirkpatrick said the spaces were spaces are available for visitors.
90 spaces, will soon be expanded, other sites that she declined to changed because North Campus has a Kirkpatrick would not say how
Dr. Susan Kirkpatrick, manager of identify. shortage of visitor parking and ob- long she would wait before consid-
University Parking Services, said When the additions are made, she servations of the commuter lots ering a change.

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additional spaces within a month,"
Kirkpatrick said. She added that she
thinks the new parking will be
available sooner than that.
"We are locating space right
now that we can add to commuter
parking immediately," she said.
Kirkpatrick said the additional
spaces could be added for a minimal
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said the number of new spots would
be "at least the number of visitor
spaces taken away (from the com-
muter lot) and hopefully some
more."
The recent conversion of 90
North Campus free commuter
spaces to metered spaces sparked
students to complain to Parking
Services. They say the lot fills up at
8 a.m. and that some students are
forced to use the metered spaces

last year showed that not all the
spaces were being used. "We didn't
observe that it was 100 percent full
at any time," she said.
Now, students say the metered
spaces are mostly unused while the
rest of the lot is crammed full of
cars.
Kirkpatrick said she is aware of
this and that changes will be made if
the spaces continue to be unoccupied.
However, she said she wanted to

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Students have also complained
that the Fuller-Mitchell lot is -not
fully used, and the Glazier Way lot
is not used at all - except by stu-
dents parking there illegally.
Kirkpatrick said she expects
those lots, which can be used by
staff and medical students, to be
used more as Parking Services adver-
tises their availability to medical
students in the coming weeks.

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POLICE
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should handle it in a different way,"
she said.
In the face of student criticism,
the AAPD maintains that tear gas
was needed to dispel the crowd be-
fore the mass caused injury or prop-
erty destruction.
"We had a lot of community
support for our actions. The stu-
dents were not acting responsibly
and we had to clear up the situation
before it became dangerous," Kinsey
said.
He added, however, that if a large
group of students assembles again
this weekend, tear gas will not nec-
essarily be employed for crowd
control.
"The exact action that will be
taken would be up to the officer in
charge at the time. The on-scene
commander or deputy chief would

make the final decision. They mightn
or might not decide to use gas
again,"Kinsey said.
He advised students to have fun
this weekend, but to act safely.
'We're going to just
kind of wait to see
what happens. We
will hope for the best
and prepare for the
worst'
- Sgt. Richard Kinsey?
Ann Arbor Police
"If there is a large group congre-
gating, that is not the best place to
be. Even if you are a bystander, you
are adding to the problem. If stu-
dents act responsibly, there
shouldn't be many problems," he
said.

fiscal year begins Tuesday.
Some educators, such as the
Michigan Education Association,
are urging a vote against the bill,
which also gives a 4 percent funding
increase to Michigan's public
schools.
The mandatory "schools of
choice" program would apply to ev-
ery district that has more than one
school of a certain level. In other
words, a district with just one high

school couldn't offer a choice to
parents.
The only way a district could get
out of it would be if a school board;
brought the issue before its voters
and they rejected it, said Sen. Dan
DeGrow (R-Port Huron) and chair-
person of the legislative panel.
Districts would get a 20 percent
increase in transportation costs if
they offered such schools.

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UNION
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Moreover, both University stu-
dents and students from other uni-
versities with identification may
bring one guest with them. The
guest must leave a picture identifi-
cation with the security guard while

using the facilities. Students with-
out identification are prohibited
from entering the building.
Cianciola said he was not expect-
ing any problems at the Union this
weekend similar to those experi-
enced on South University two
weeks ago when Ann Arbor police
used tear gas against University and
Notre Dame students.

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