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One hundred four years of editorial freedom
,TD head appined dean for academic outreach program

Daily Staff Reporter
In an attempt to extend campus resc
through technology, University officials
to name Douglas E. Van Houweling I
new post of dean for academic outreac]
Van Houweling now serves as vice
ost for information technology, overs
e University's Information Technolog
vision (ITD). In the post, which still nee
be approved by the Board of Regents,
Houweling will continue to oversee i
addition to his new responsibilities.
"What we're trying to do is find a r
to continue
Daily Staff Reporter
The Master's Program in Journal-
ism will be permitted to continue ad-
mitting students pending the findings
of a University-wide committee, the
Executive Board of Rackham School
of Graduate Studies voted on Wednes-
But, for many journalism instruc-
tors from the LSA communication
department, this announcement will
0t save their jobs.
"I don't know anyone who has
been fired, but there are people who
have been informed that they will not
be rehired. It's like a delayed pink
slip," said communication lecturer
Donald Kubit.
He said that there are staff who
will not be rehired for the fall 1995
term, and others who will not be re-
rming after winter 1996.
"I know of people who will not be
rehired for the fall of 1995. 1 also
know that after my one year is over, I
will not be here because they will not
teaching individual writing courses. I
will not be rehired," Kubit said.
He added that emphasis will be
placed on senior tenured faculty -
lecturers will be the first replaced.
"It is sad because lecturers did the
*eaviest load of teaching. The people
who will suffer are the students," Kubit
Interim communication chair John
Chamberlin has been meeting with
faculty individually to discuss the sta-
tus of their jobs.
"Right now we have not made
decisions about who's returning. My
general comment to the faculty is that
think there will be the same oppor-
$ee JOURNALISM, Page 2

help facilitate the intellectual outreach of the
campus given the new types of technology
that are rapidly becoming available," said
Provost Gilbert R. Whitaker Jr. in an inter-
view yesterday. "If every unit did it them-
selves, we'd have to learn it 19 different
As dean, Van Houweling will head the
University's Academic Outreach Program.
According to the action request, he will lead
efforts to expand beyond residential degree-
oriented programs "to make the University of
Michigan the global leader in offering pro-
grams wherever and whenever qualified

people need academic resources."
Van Houweling said he will work for more
efficient use of the University's facilities.
"Those resources are available to people
engaged in degree programs in Ann Arbor
or the other campuses. As people change
from one job to another, they need those
same resources, but they need them in a way
not served by U-M degree programs," he
To expand offerings, Van Houweling will
use a variety of means. For instance, he said
he will work on expanding the University's
instruction through teleconferencing and elec-

tronic communication.
"If you use the Internet - it is every-
where - so we could expand our outreach
to everywhere in the world," Whitaker said.
"He's going to be exploring all that. There's
going to be a faculty task force to work with
him on it."
Van Houweling also will work to improve
programs for alums. "The Alumni Associa-
tion might provide an opportunity for any
alum to use the University computing facili-
ties," he said.
But Van Houweling's work will not be
limited to technology.

"I think a lot of our early efforts are going
to focus on improving our on-campus offer-
ings with things like the summer session," he
said. "This is not really a focus on technology.
This is a focus on serving new people."
Whitaker said the title of dean is appro-
priate given the academic nature of the
"The dean title doesn't give him any addi-
tional authority. It just makes him a peer to the
other deans," Whitaker said.
Van Houweling said his post will help to
increase cooperation between the different units.
See DEAN, Page 2



A University student jumps for the basketball rim at Palmer Park at sunset yesterday. Can white men jump?

help fight
for open
Daily Staff Reporter
The local chapter of the American
Civil Liberties Union last night voted
to support American culture doctoral
student Melanie Welch in any lawsuit
she brings against the University for
its code of non-academic conduct.
Welch, whose hearing is sched-
uled for today at 3 p.m., is being
charged with assault and harassment
under the Statement of Student Rights
and Responsibilities - the
University's code of non-academic
conduct. The University has denied
her request for an open hearing.
"The Washtenaw County ACLU
has long been concerned with the
procedural and due process problems
of the code," said Lore Rogers, chair
of the Washtenaw County ACLU and
an Ann Arbor attorney. "There's a
problem with the issue of the Univer-
sity of Michigan personnel essentially
functioning as prosecuting attorney
and judge."
Ann Arbor attorneys Jonathan
Rose and Jonathan Weber joined
Welch's case yesterday. David Cahill,
an attorney representing Welch on a
pro bono basis for today's hearing,
said the Rose and Weber will be in-
volved in "other proceedings."
Welch said last night that she is
pleased that the ACLU will support
her case. "I'm not going to participate
in a closed hearing," Welch said. "The
attorneys are going to try to prevent
the University from having a closed
hearings They're staying up late to do
research tonight."
Rogers said Welch's team of at-
See ACLU, Page 2

'U' prof. study used m Simpson case
By TALI KRAVITZ batterer as discussed in Tolman's re- men and women have described as "It's only when it becomes a patter
Daily Staff Reporter search and Simpson's actions. characteristics of their partners. it is dangerous," Tolman said.
Is O.J. Simpson the kind of man Dutton was then able to link Tolman studied the experiences of "People define abuse as oni


who could have resorted to abusing
his wife? Some say no, but a profes-
sor from the University's School of
Social Work says Simpson's abusive
behavior toward Nicole Brown-
Simpson was "all too familiar."
In order for the Simpson prosecu-
tion team to attempt to prove the de-
fendant was an abusive person, they
called on psychologists across the
According to Richard Tolman,
associate professor in the. School of
Social Work, University of British
Columbia psychologist Don Dutton
cited Tolman's research as part of his
testimony during the Simpson pre-
trial hearing last week. Dutton drew
parallels between characteristics of a

Some Characteristics Taken From Toman's PMWl Scale


My partner put down my physical appearance.
My partner criticized the way I took care of the house.
My partner acted like I was his personal servant..
My partner was jealous or suspicious of my friends.
My partner did not want me to socialize with my female friends.
My partrner.refused to let me work outside of the home.

physical," Tolman said. By asking
women to look at the scale, they can
then become aware of the potential of
violence and possibly notice a pattern
existing in their relationship. The
women that he has done studies on
say: "The psychological abuse (cre-
ates) a sense of betrayal by someone
who is supposed to love and trust
them. Battering is not just physically
The correlation between abusive
behavior and homicide is detected
when "somebody who scores higher
on the scale and shows a pervasive
pattern of dominance, control and, iso-
lation are more likely to commit a
homicide," Tolman said. He added
See SIMPSON, Page 2

Simpson's behavior with homicide
risk. To illustrate his point he referred
to the "Tolman Scale," which mea-
sures the psychological maltreatment
of women by their male partners.,
The study, titled, "The Psycho-
logical Maltreatment Inventory,"
(PMWI) is a compilation of traits that

batterers and their victims for nearly
14 years, and even researched in
The list, consisting of 58 abuses,
focuses on the psychological as op-
posed to the physical aspects of abuse.
While these characteristics can be
present in many healthy relationships,

Discharged Marine tells of discrimination

Bruce 1. -
Yamashita, a'
former Marinp
captain, calls
himself an
American above
everything else.

Daily Staff Reporter
One complaint of Asian Ameri-
can students at the -University is a
lack of role models.
Last night, the Asian Pacific
American Task Force tried to fill the
void by bringing Bruce Yamashita
to campus to tell his story.
In 1989, Yamashita was dis-
charged from the Marine officer
tr'aining program for what the corps
,referred to as "leadership failure."
Yamashita saidihe was sure the real
reason was discrimination.
As a Marine officer candidate,
Yamashita was called everything
from "Kawasaki Yamaha," to "Ka-
mikaze man." A sergeant major

spoke to him in broken Japanese, and
one sergeant bragged he had "kicked
his Japanese ass" in World War II.
Yamashita, while aware of. his
Japanese heritage, had never thought
of himself as anything but American.
His grandparents arrived in the United
States more than 80 years ago, well
before the births of his parents.
In high school, he was elected
student body president and captain of
the varsity baseball and football teams.
As a graduate of Georgetown Univer-
sity Law School, he was confident of
his academic and athletic abilities. "I
can run faster, do better in academics,
clean my rifle better .. I can't change
my ethnicity."
Still, he was jeered and tormented

daily by instructors, and told to go
back to his own country. "We don't
want your kind around here," the
instructors told him.
In the sixth week of training, still
found himself explaining he was a
U.S. citizen to fellow recruits. He
knew the situation was "not good."
On the brink of graduation and a
commission as a Marine officer,
Yamashita and four other officer
candidates were told they would not
graduate. Yamashita said he was not
surprised that three of the other four
were minorities.
He returned to Hawaii feeling
dejected. "I thought, 'Gee I wish I
was just white, maybe 5 feet, 10
inches, 180 pounds," he said. In-

stead, he was 5 feet 7 inches but had
enough determination to take on
the Marine Corps.
With the help of lawyers, Ma-
rine officers, his community in
Hawaii, and Sen. Daniel Inouye, a
Japanese American who served in
World War II, he took the case to
After a five-year legal battle,
Yamashita was granted a commis-
sion, two promotions and a place in
the Marine Reserve. "At times,
Yamashita confessed, "I realized I
was just getting older. I thought
about giving up."
"Getting tired is the biggest en-
emy," he said, "and time is their

Union Board welcomes
jnput on renovations

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House passes balanced
budget amendment

For the Daily
Input, security and bathroom fa-
cilities were among the concerns ex-
pressed at the "Michigan Union fourth

Frank Cianciola, associate dean
of students and director of University
Unions, Union Director Audrey
Schwimmer and MUBR Chairperson
Leslie Baxter facilitated the meeting.

The Washington Post
last night approved a balanced budget
amendment that would discourage
Congress from spending more than it

fering from Alzheimer's disease, took
a leading role in promoting the bal-
anced budget amendment in the 1980s
after the deficit began to skyrocket.
"It truly has been, I think, an his-

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