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New profs. paid more than old
By DEMETRIOS EFSTRATIOU
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
* Full-rank, tenured professors who
have worked longer at the University
tend to have smaller salaries than more
recently hired professors, according
to data obtained from the 1993 Uni-
versity of Michigan Salary Record.
This Daily study included only
those instructors whose appointment
title is listed as "Professor," which
By MONA QURESHI
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Only seven days, Diana Yuan tells
herself. Seven days and a few all-
nighters until a plane whisks this LSA
sophomore away from the trials of
4 finals and papers to see her parents for
the first time this school year.
After spending Thanksgiving at
school to study, Yuan said now is the
right time for her to recuperate while
spending time with family in Chatta-
Her older sister has a new boy-
friend, and she cannot wait to interro-
gate him and tease them both when
they all go out on the town.
Other students going home for the
first time this year also expressed
excitement to see family and old
"It'll be nice to be home," said
LSA sophomore Anita Zachariah of
Golden, Co. After visiting some
friends from high school, she and her
family will spend the rest of the win-
ter break skiing in Vail, just hours
Diving team member and LSA
sophomore Brad Whitridge said he
could not return home to Boston,
Mass., over Thanksgiving because of
But he said he'll make up for lost
rime with visits to his high school
Swimming coach and friends and his
family. Nostalgia for days he used to
2) live at home overwhelm him, he said.
"It's fun to go home and go to my
old room," he explained. His break
Hill be cut short to Dec. 26 since he
'as to return for diving practice the
Some students, like Engineering
senior Chi-Ho Lo will go "home" to a
nmw home. Lo, originally from Hong
Fong, will meet his parents in
V mcouver, British Columbia.
His parents recently immigrated
tr Canada, and Lo said he looks for-
ward to sharing some laughs with
them face-to-face after only commu-
nivating via letter and phone these
pa .t four months.
And while students such as these
wi I be going home for the first time
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does not include information assis-
tants and associate professors.
According to the results, as the
time of employment increases among
every category of professors, the mean
Professors hired less than three
years ago have the highest mean sala-
ries, averaging $101,000 per year,
while professors who have worked at
the University for 3 to 6 years follow
behind their highest-paid counter-
parts, making a mean salary of
Every group of older professors,
except for professors who have
worked for the University for 30 or
more years, receives a subsequently
lower mean salary.
Professors in the 30-plus category
average a salary of $77,760, while
professors who have worked at the
University for 25-30 years are paid
the least, receiving a mean salary of
just under $76,000 per year.
Henry Griffin, chair of the Senate
Advisory Committee on University
Affairs (SACUA), explained why the
49 professors hired less than three
years ago receive higher salaries.
"Almost nobody hired as an assis-
tant professor becomes a tenured pro-
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Below is a comparison of professors'
salaries based on how many years they
have been teaching at the University. The
number of professors employed for this
length of time is denoted above the bar.
148 Average Salary
0-3 3-6 6-10 10-15 15-20 20-25
Length of Professor's Employment
ONE MORE TRY.
Burglars invite themselves
into empty student homes
By MICHELLE FRICKE
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Most students will soon be leav-
ing Ann Arbor for rest and relaxation
in their hometown or sun and fun in
their favorite vacation getaway. For
burglars this translates into vacant
houses and apartments.
Burglars pick up holiday gifts in
unprotected homes and students are
left holding the bag.
Each year more students return to
campus to find their homes emptier
than when they left. Over the 1991
holiday break, more than 8,700 break-
ing and entering incidents were re-
ported to area police. Although no
numbers were available for last year,
the trend of increasing thefts is ex-
pected to continue this year.
Thieves nab items ranging from
designer clothes and athletic shoes to
stereos and VCRs.
The Department of Safety (DPS)
suggests that by taking a few precau-
tions, students can avoid the hassle
and anxiety of returning to an empty
home. In a crime prevention pam-
phlet that the department distributes,
DPS advises tenants to notify their
landlords when they will be away for
an extended period of time.
According to DPS, to ensure a
home is less likely to be burglarized,
secure doors leading to balco-
nies with pins in the frame or a wooden
rod in the track;
leave a light on or keep a radio
* record serial numbers of be-
* alert neighbors that you will be
gone and ask them to watch for any
suspicious people around your home.
DPS also advised people who live
in residence halls to secure their be-
longings and take valuables with them.
With finals under way, theft is not
the -first thing on students' minds.
"I don't have any special plans,"
said Beth Cousens, an RC senior who
lives in a house with five other stu-
dents. "I plan to lock my bedroom
door, and maybe we'll stop our mail."
Other students living in off-cam-
pus housing indicate they have taken
action to protect their belongings.
"We have a burglar alarm system
sticker on our door, although we don't
really have a system," said one LSA
senior. "We hope the sticker would
deter potential burglars."
But students who know firsthand
what it feels like to have their home
burglarized point out the difficulty in
being completely safe.
"There's nothing you can really
do to protect yourself," said Engi-
neering senior Marc Elliott, whose
'Security does a
good job ... but
things can happen.
home was broken into twice this year.
"(The burglars) are professionals, and
you just don't think to be suspicious."
He added that since the break-ins
he and his housemates never leave the
door unlocked, and one of his
housemates from Ann Arbor plans to
check on their house frequently over
The University provides an initial
barrier against theft by sealing off the
residence halls when break begins on
Dec. 21. But this is not enough to
ensure safety, said residence hall su-
pervisors who still warn students to
"Security does a good job and
incidents rarely occur, but things can
happen," said Paul Danao, a residence
director in Mosher-Jordan. "I tell stu-
dents to pack things up and take them::
home for extra protection."
While these precautions may seem
like a hassle to think about during
final exams, Danao added that safety
can never be an inconvenience.
Olivier Saint-Jean fingerolls a layup in a game last week. The No. 3
Wolverines tip off against the No. 4 Duke Blue Devils tommorrow at 1 p.m.,
looking to make up for four consecutive losses over the past three years.
House approves bipartisan
plan to reform school finance
0 By 88-19 margin,
plan to boost poorer
schools to $5,000;
bill heads to Senate
for final approval
LANSING, (AP) -nding school
districts would stay at their current
levels while poorer districts would
get a boost within five years under a
bill approved by the House last night.
On a 88-19 vote, legislators
adopted a bipartisan plan to distribute
$10 billion in school operating funds.
The House immediately began de-
bate on tax bills to raise that money to
educate the state's 1.6 million school
Lawmakers braced for a late night
last night as they discussed proposals
to increase the state income tax and
roll back part of last summer's $7
billion property tax cut.
House leaders praised legislators
for sticking to a school spending plan
negotiated by a team of 14 Republi-
cans and Democrats.
"We are bringing equity to rural
and urban areas ... We're doing it in a
bipartisan manner," said Democratic
Floor Leader Pat Gagliardi, of
Drummond Island. "I think it's his-
"I'm pleased it didn't get more
expensive," said House Republican
Leader Paul Hillegonds, of Holland.
The House rejected an attempt to
add schools of choice to the school
aid package. Republicans said the
proposal, a key element of Gov. John
Engler's educational improvement
plan, might be reintroduced in a Sen-
ate school bill.
Rep. Michael Nye (R-Litchfield)
asked that schools be allowed to take
outside students if parents requested
it and the schools agreed. The plan
was similar to a quiet state policy in
effect before 1982 that worked on an
It fell on a 52-52 tie vote. Critics
said it discriminated against students
because it provided no transportation
and didn't mandate participation by
"This is obvious elitism," said Rep.
See FINANCE PLAN, Page 2
African National Congress President Nelson Mandela and South Africa
President F.W. de Klerk shake hands during their meeting in Oslo yesterday.
The two were in Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize.
Under proposal, teen mothers must live at home for welfare
WASHINGTON (AP) - Teen-
age mothers would have to live with
their parents to qualify for public as-
The 29-page draft does not ad-
dress the cost of reform, how it would
be financed, and the number of jobs
pay as you go."
The task force calls teen preg-
nancy "'n enduring tragedy" and notes
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welfare use, we must start doing ev-
erything we can to prevent people
from going onto welfare in the first