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One hundred four years of editorial freedom
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new policy to ,
deter cheating
Daily Staff Reporter yrR
To combat the rising problem of academic dishonesty, '
the College of LSA has revamped its academic judiciary. -
The new process seeks to speed up disposition of cases
and makes it easier for faculty members to file complaints by N S F,5t
adding a case worker to investigate charges of cheating.
In addition, students will be required to sign an aca-
demic integrity statement before enrolling in the college.
The policy, which goes into effect in January pending
proval by the faculty, will expire after winter 1997.
At the suggestion of LSA Dean Edie N. Goldenberg,
the LSA Joint Faculty/Student Policy Committee re-
viewed the policy.
"We've had something in place for a long time and it's

D dansays
ne 1,retire
D'Arms will leave June 30

Key Changes
M Requires students to
sign-a statement on -
academic, integrity
efore enrolling in the
Adds an
administrative hearing to
speed up the process.
Students and faculty
members can choose to
move directly to the
academic judiciary.
Adds a case worker tQ
investigate charges of
cheating for faculty.

just fundamental to every-
thingwe do," Goldenberg
said. "We need to be con-
scious of giving proper
credit to others for their
ideas and claiming for ideas
that our only our own."
The committee report
cited a study in the Journal of
College Student Develop-
ment that found 40 to 90
percent of students in uni-
versities admitted to some
form of cheating. In LSA,
faculty members brought 40
to 50 cases of cheating to the
academicjudiciary last year.
The academic judiciary
now consists of two stu-
dents and two faculty
members who.hear allega-
tions of cheating and then

Daily Staff Reporter
John D' Arms, dean of the Rackham
School of Graduate Studiesannounced
yesterday that he will not seek re-ap-
pointment as dean
- a position he has-
held for nine years.
He also will
leave his position asy
vice provost foraca-
demic affairs, a post
he has held since
March 1990.4
D'Arms joined the4
University faculty
in 1965 and will re- D'Arms
main at the Univer-
sity as the Gerald F. Else Professor of
Classical Studies.
In an interview, D'Arms said he is
leaving the position to follow other
"Ten years seems to me a rich,
sufficent amount of time for doing one
thing in a devoted single-minded way,"
he said. "There are other things I look
forward to pursuing."
D' Arms said these other pursuits
include a return to teaching history and
classical studies at the University.
Provost and vice president for aca-
demic affairs. Gilbert R. Whitaker Jr..
said there will be a search to fill the

vacancies. He said the position has
typically been chosen from internal
candidates and he hopes to have the
position filled before D'Arms steps
down June 30.
Whitaker added that it will be diffi-
cult to replace D'Arms.
"I think he's done a magnificent
job," he said. "I understand he wants to
do other things, but we'll miss him
because he has done a wonderful job in
D'Arrms said Rackham has focused
more attention on student needs during
his tenure as dean. "Together we've
tried to focus very directly on student
quality and student needs."
He said the school has worked to
recognize student achievement, in-
crease financial support for graduate
students and help move students
through doctoral programs in a timely
D'Arms also said the recruitment
and retainment of minority students in
the school has vastly improved in the
last ten years.
"There has been a very impressive
University-wide commitment to attract-
ing and maintaining graduate students
historically underrepresented in gradu-
ate education around the country," he
See D'ARMS, Page 2

determine the sanctions.
Under the proposal, the sanctions instead will be
determined by the LSA assistant dean for student aca-
demic affairs to create consistency. "There was this feel-
ing that the judements were too harsh or too lenient," said
vid Schoem, LSA assistant dean, who chaired the
policy committee.
The policy adds an additional administrative hearing
process with a hearing officer to be selected from emeritus
faculty. Also in attendance will be the case officer and the
student charged. The faculty member charging the student
may also attend the hearing.
Both the student and the faculty member must agree to
bring the case to the administrative hearing or the case
moves directly to the academic judiciary.
S"It will be a much more speedy process if people choose
e administrative hearing," Schoem said. "The rules are
much more informal. You can talk together about the case."
If any of the members present at the administrative
hearing disagree with the outcome, the case moves to the
academic judiciary. Faculty members not attending will not
be able to provide input in the administrative hearing pro-
cess and the decisions reached.
For faculty members charging students with cheating,
the college will appoint a case investigator to look into an
See CHEATING, Page 2

John O'Conner of Grunwell &
cotta cornice yesterday.

Cashero Restoration Company patches Hill Auditorium's terra

Court ullfies MSA's budget meeting

Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student's Assembly's external budget
was nullified last night, as a student court ruled members
had not been properly notified of the emergency meeting.
This decision means funding for the Ann Arbor Ten-
ants' Union (AATU) is again in limbo.
At 11:12 p.m., the Central Student Judiciary (CSJ)
declared MSA's emergency meeting to approve the exter-
nal budget held Thursday null and void.
MSA must now re-vote on the external budget. While
the proposed external budget does not provide any line-
item funding for the AATU, it could be amended.
The case stemmed from the emergency meeting, which

was held to pass the external budget. The budget was
delayed due to debate over line-item funding for AATU.
Following the Thursday meeting, LSA Rep. Dante
Stella and other assembly members filed a case with CSJ
alleging that some MSA members were not properly
notified. MSA rules require that all members be notified
at least two hours in advance of an emergency meeting.
LSA Rep. Paul Scublinsky, chairman of the rules and
elections committee represented MSA during hearing. He
told the judiciary, "MSA has done all it could to notify
people" of the meeting.
Craig Greenberg, former MSA president and a mem-
ber of the Daily's editorial staff, who acted as counsel to
the defense, said MSA had made a "more than reasonable"

'U' fares poorly in
survey, scores a 'B-'

Daily Staff Reporter
So, you thought that you attended one of the
nation's top schools, huh?
Well, according to a new book, "The
Princeton Review Student Access Guide to the
Best 306 Colleges," the University of Michigan
earned a "B" for academics and a "B-" for
quality of life. The University also failed to
e 61 of the book's 63 top-20 lists.
Why such a bad rating?
Jeanne Krier, a spokeswoman for Villard
Books, said that the survey, which reached
48,000 students nation-wide, asked less than
150 students at each of 306 schools to rate their
own school's programs.
"The lists are based completely on our stu-
dent surveys,"tKrier said in a press release. "If
your school is on one, it means a very high
rcentage of students at your school described
o in our survey."
Princeton Review asked students about 70
questions ranging from academics to dorms to
the Greek scene on their campuses.
Among other ratings, the University was

given a score of 82 out of 100 points on its
quality of life.
"I disagree," said LSA sophomore Katie
Shulman, who sat outside the Union. "I person-
ally would give Michigan a perfect 100 for the
quality of life. I am surprised that other students
would not rank it higher."
Out of an undergraduate enrollment of
25,000, the book's survey asked less than .75
percent of the students on campus what their
opinions are. The survey was also distributed at
"Information gathered at random with such
a small sample is totally useless information,"
said University research investigator and social
sciences lecturer Charlotte Steeh. "Even if the
data was gathered in a scientific way, the results
are no reliable asessment of anything and can-
not be a valid estimate due to such a large
margin of error.
"If the survey was in fact done at random,
the survey pool would be somewhat self-selec-
tive, and perhaps the people who responded
were people who wanted to complain about the
See RANKING, Page 2

attempt to reach all assembly members.
Stella told the judiciary that e-mail and messages on
answering machines should not be considered adequate
notification because they "depend on independent action"
by assembly members. Adequate notification would con-
sist of a personal phone call or personal contact, he said.
Neither MSA President Julie Neenan nor MSA Vice
President Jacob Stern, the officers involved in contacting
members about the meeting, were present when CSJ heard
the case. Both officers supplied affidavits to the court.
The plaintiffs presented affidavits from two members
who said they were not duly informed of the meeting.
The assembly's next regular meeting will be held
tonight at 7:30 in MSA chambers.
U.S. storms
post inHaiti
Los Angeles Times
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -"You are sent from God!"
screamed Nasal Aristil from across the street yesterday just
before 10 a.m., as two Sheridan MI55 tanks blanketed with
U.S. troops lowered their gun barrels at the headquarters of
Haiti's dreaded paramilitary known as FRAPH.
Within seconds, dozens of combat soldiers from the U.S.
Army's 10th Mountain Division leaped from trucks, jeeps,
armed humvees and a total of five tanks. They swarmed the
building, sweeping the street with U.S. Marine Criminal
Intelligence officers, searching scores of Haitians, confis-
cating more than 20 pistols and 10 rifles and finally hand-
cuffing and detaining more than 30 suspected members of
one of Haiti's most hated state terrorist groups.
"You have delivered us from hell," Aristil declared, as
thousands of Haitians, among them victims of the group's
brutality, chanted "Long live the Americans!" to the troops
and "Die like dogs!" to their former tormentors.
In storming the small, three-building complex with an
awesome column of armor and without a single shot, the
U.S. force in Haiti had scored its first major victory in an
intensifying psychological war after two weeks of violence

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