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Mo looks to
salvage season
with late wins

Precision and expression to
perfection in spirited
philharmonic performance
Mariss Jansons led the St. Petersburg
5 Philharmonic through an excellent
oncert at HIll AudItorIum Monday night

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D One hundred three years of editorial freedom

ABC visits to
learn from
'book of love'

By SCOT WOODS
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Psychology Prof. David Buss has
brought the University into the na-
tional spotlight, and the issue at hand
hits close to the heart.
Buss' new book, "The Evolution
of Desire: Strategies of Human Mat-
ing," is due out in February. It ana-
lyzes love and mating in cultures
around the world.
Buss said his findings contradict
current conventional wisdom, adding
that he is confident his book will
"cause a stir."
Indeed, it already has. An ABC
News crew arrived on campus yester-
day, interviewing Buss and students
for a documentary to appear on the

Lifetime cable network show, "Life-
time Magazine."
ABC will continue to conduct in-
terviews through tomorrow.
The segment will air in February
to coincide with the release of the
book.
Kerry Michaels, the segment's
producer, was able to read an early
copy of the work and said she is
impressed.
"The book is really quite amazing.
It's quite controversial," Michaels
said. "I really think it's going to make
waves."
Buss' book is the result a decade
of trying to answer the simple ques
See LOVE, Page 2

HRtEBEA MAHULIU/Daily
Jack Werz, a freelance videographer, tapes Professor David Buss for ABC News. They are shooting a documentary about his new book, "The Evolution of
Desire: Strategies of Human Mating."

Former employee criticizes faculty grievance

By JAMES CHO
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
"Religion, morality and knowl-
edge being necessary to good govern-
ment and the happiness of mankind,
schools and the means of education
shall forever be encouraged," reads
#e inscription over Angell Hall.
"Those values are not the values
the University is trying to achieve. It
should be replaced by an inscription
that says, 'money, power, status,'
because those are the principles this

University is operating on. Not the
high lofty ivory tower moral prin-
ciples they were set up to run on," said
former University employee Carolyn
Phinney.
Phinney - the gerentology re-
searcher who was recently awarded a
$1.2 million settlement in a case she
brought against the University and
Prof. Marion Perlmutter for academic
misconduct - voiced her opinion
concerning the recent increase in fac-
ulty grievances at the University in an

interview yesterday.
In the past, only two or three griev-
ance claims per year have been filed.
However, six complaints have been
registered this year. .
"It's always dismaying, I think,
when a grievance is filed, because it
means that the informal and collegial
methods of informal resolution have
not been successful. On the other hand,
to the extent that filing a formal griev-
ance results in a satisfactory outcome
I don't think filing more grievances is

a cause for alarm," said Kay Dawson,
assistant to the provost and vice presi-
dent of academic affairs.
Dawson said the apparent break-
down in the system is disconcerting,
but added that the slight increase does
not represent a major problem.
"When you have 4,000 faculty and
a handful of faculty grievances -
while they are, of course, very upset-
ting to the particular parties that are
involved and feel the need to go
through that process-it would seem

to me to be a relatively positive sign
that there are so few given the large
number of faculty that there are," she
added.
Phinney said she avoided the griev-
ance process, which she called inher-
ently flawed, in her lawsuit.
"What frequently happens is the
University uses the grievance proce-
dure to revictimize the victim. I just
saw it as another opportunity to be
revictimized by the University," she
said.

But
resente
the Un
policy
He
trust o
sons.
"T
had us
miscor

policy
t attorney Phil Green, who rep-
ed Phinney in her lawsuit against
aiversity, said, "The grievance
itself is fine."
said Phinney may harbor dis-
f the policy for different rea-
he administrative process they
ed to investigate her claims of
nduct were so flawed that she
See GRIEVANCE, Page 2

MSA takes short trip on the
ong road to North Campus.

I Troupe acts
to promote
No.,aw areness
By LARA TAYLOR
a, FOR THE DAILY
b :"A real man wouldn't wear a rub-
ber," stated Matt Melaik of the Talk
to Us acting troupe, during a perfor-
mance in Bursley Residence Hall's

By KAREN TALASKI
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
"'Saved by the Bell" or "Rescue
911?"
This was the hottest question of
*ebate at the Michigan Student As-
sembly meeting last night. After an
exhausting 20-minute meeting, MSA
representatives were ready to go home
and relax. Maybe watch some televi-
sion or do a little homework.
The combination of the student
government's weekly meeting relo-
cating to Bursley Residence Hall, the

midterm crunch, and a lack of new
business on the agenda made for a
short but effective meeting, assembly
members said.
"I think you can have efficient
meetings that aren't necessarily that
long. It's quality over quantity," LSA
Rep. Benjamin Bolger said. "It's
streamlined government."
Only 16 MSA representatives at-
tended the meeting due to its inconve-
nient locale - about one quarter of
the assembly. Many members had to
take the bus or find an alternative

method of getting to North Campus.
LSA Rep. Jeff Alexander admit-
ted he had only taken a bus once
before, when he needed to drop off a
paper at the Music school. "I've never
been to Bursley before. ... It's a big
place," he said.
LSA Rep. Jonathan Winick said
he thought it was important for stu-
dents to experience other areas of the
University, including North Campus.
"It's also a good place to get lost
See MSA, Page 2

Researchers develop human cloning

Martin Luther
King Lounge
last night.
The skit/
discussion ses-
sion focused on
HIV and
AIDS. Butain-
stead of
preaching sta-
tistics or lectur-
ing, the troupe
played out
scenes dealing
with feelings.
The vignettes

AWARENESS
WEEK
included a story

0 George Washington
University scientists
apply animal cloning
techniques to human
embryos.
3y JAMES CHO
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
While the horrors of genetic clon-
ing terrified moviegoers watching
'Jurassic Park" this summer, cloning
of humans is one step closer to reality.

embryos that contained between two
and eight cells each.
The experiment was not a techno-
logical breakthrough, since the meth-
ods used to clone the human cells are
commonly used to clone animal em-
bryos.
The researchers separated cells
from the embryos and then coated
them with a jelly-like substance that
imitated a natural structure called the
zona pellucida, which provides nour-
ishment. The cells divided and cre-
_& a A

women struggling with infertility.
There were no plans to implant any of
the cloned embryos, Hall said. The
cells were discarded after about six
days.
"Until there are ethical guidelines
...that are put forth to guide us through
the future of this, we have no other
plans to apply this at this time to
normal human embryos," Hall said at
a news conference Monday.
"The preconceived vision out of
'Jurassic Park' served to feed the sen-

REBECCA MARGOLIS/Daily

Talk to Us performers rehearse for their presenation at Bursley last night.
Task force urges council to
enter into AIDS consortium

about HIV testing and a monologue
from an HIV-positive person.
"We try to initiate communication
and raise questions. We don't pretend
to have all the answers. We just want
people to think about what they saw,"
said Ramona Brand Piracha, Talk to

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