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CHEATING
Continued from page 1
pands the options involved for both
students and faculty."
"A lot of time and effort went into
the development of this new program
and I think that effort will be well-
received," Ferber said.
Mary Ann Busfield, executive sec-
retary to Nissen, said that in the years
she has been involved with hearing
cases of academic dishonesty, stu-
dents have shown little tolerance for
those who cheat.
"It's the students who are argu-
ing for the hardest penalties," she
said. "It's an interesting phenom-
enon."
LSA sophomore Jonathan
Stillman said students caught cheat-

ing should at least receive a failing
grade in the class. "I'm going to
achieve my grades honestly through
hard work," he said.
"There's no reason the mean should
be affected by dishonesty," Stillman
said about grades based on a curve.
LSA senior Meghan Kolassa said
she was concerned about students
who cheat to better their chances of
getting into medical and graduate
schools.
"If they come out looking better
than I do because they're cheating,
then I'll be upset," she said.
Nissen said the new policy has
been successful thus far. He added it
is to early too make predictions about
its long-term effectiveness because
the majority of cases usually come at
the end of the term. "We'll know
more then," he said.

DU DERSTADT
Continued from page 1
aid from its general fund, almost three
times the amount any other state insti-
tution awards.
But state Rep. Lingg Brewer (D-
Holt) questioned Duderstadt's com-
parison of the University to Jefferson's
ideals.
"What Hamilton said about
Jefferson was he loved the masses
because he had nothing to do with
them. Iam wondering if it is the same
for Michigan," Brewer'said.
The lawmakers expressed concern
over the University's number of non-
residents rising above 30 percent.
Duderstadt said 67 percent of the
University's students are residents.
"We really do not want our insti-
tutions that are publicly supported to
go beyond 30 percent," said state Rep.
Jim McBride (R-Holland). The state
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Legislature requests that 70 percent
of state university students are from
Michigan, although it cannot force
compliance.
Duderstadt assured committee
members that state funding does not
go to non-residents, whose expenses
are fully covered by tuition and
fundraising.
McPherson said 90 percent of
Michigan State's students are from
Michigan. "The mission of Michigan
State is knowledge that makes a dif-
ference in the state," he said.
During the testimony, McPherson
emphasized his school's commitment
to the state and to undergraduates,
noting a program to have all tenure-
track faculty involved with under-
graduate education.
Duderstadt focused on the
University's economic impact. He
said that from the state's $280million
appropriation, the University brings
$2.5 billion directly to the state
economy. "The activities of the Uni-
versity have been deeply involved in
stimulating industrial activity in the
state," he said.

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GOP may punish Hatfield for vote
WASHINGTON - Sen. Mark O. Hatfield (R-Ore.), m 6
who was under intense Republican pressure to switch his
vote last week in order to save the balanced-budget
amendment, offered to resign from the Senate before the
vote so the party could win without him, Majority Leader
Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said yesterday.
Dole rejected the extraordinary offer, and the amend-t :
ment failed for lack of one vote - a loss so upsetting to
some Republicans that they are talking about trying to
strip Hatfield of his chairmanship of the powerful Appro-
priations Committee, sources said.
In answer to questions on CBS's "Face the Nation," Dole said he had been
told by at least one senator that "there's a lot of frustration," especially among
newer members, and that some of them will be writing him early this week to
propose a course of action.
Dole criticized Hatfield, but declined to say whether he would support
sanctions against his longtime friend. "I haven't made that judgment," he said.

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LS&A Student Government will hold its
Winter 1995 general elections March 22 and
23 in conjunction with the MSA elections. All
fifteen representative positions, as well as the
offices of President and Vice-President, will
be up for grabs. Now is the time to declare
your candidacy. To get started, stop by our
office in the Michigan Union and pick up a
candidate's packet.
LS&A Student Government is located on the fourth floor of
the MichiganUnion in room 4003. Candidate's packets and election
information are posted on the display outside the office. All
candidates must abide by the LS&A-SG Election Code. Deadline
for filing is 5 PM on
March 7, 1995.

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'Bloody Sunday'
march remembered
SELMA, Ala. - Two of the men
who led the "Bloody Sunday" voting-
rights march 30 years ago received
the keys to the city yesterday from the
mayor - then a segregationist, now
an ally of Blacks.
It was on March 7, 1965, that
white lawmen beat and gassed hun-
dreds of marchers trying to cross
Edmund Pettus Bridge. Footage of
the beatings ran on national televi-
sion, sparking outrage and leading to
passage of the landmark Voting Rights
Act, which outlawed literacy tests in
many Southern states.
Two weeks later, Martin Luther
King Jr. led an even bigger march all
the way to the steps of the state Capi-
tol in Montgomery.
A cold rain fell yesterday on dem-
onstrators gathered outside the Na-
tional Voting Rights Institute as they
prepared to march once again across
the bridge named for a Confederate
general. The group also planned to

make the 54-mile journey to Mont-
gomery for a rally on Saturday.
Jesse Jackson and U.S.Reps. John
Lewis and Cynthia McKinney, Geor-
gia Democrats, joined in ceremonies
at the Brown Chapel AME Church,
launching site of the first march.
Cancer drug being
used for abortions
A drug developed to cure cancer
may become an important weapon for
abortion-rights advocates fighting to
keep abortion a viable alternative.
A New York obstetrician-gyne-
cologist declared last fall that he had
used methotrexate, which works by
attacking rapidly growing cells, in
conjunction with misoprostol to per
form 126 abortions.
Methotrexate has been used for 41
years in the treatment of various can-
cers. Now some doctors are using it
for abortions, and several trials in-
volving hundreds of women are ei-
ther completed, near completion or
under construction.

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ROUND 'E WORLD
Mexican rebels set what government body he represents
in the negotiations," Marcos wrote to
terms for negotiating the National Mediation Commission,
headed by Roman Catholic Bishop
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS Samuel Ruiz.
CASAS, Mexico - Zapatista rebels
won't negotiate peace as long as the 180 nations meet for
army continues to hunt rebel com-
manders in the southern state of summit on poverty
Chiapas, a guerrilla leader said.
The statement by Subcomandante COPENHAGEN, Denmark - In
Marcos was dated Feb. 24 but re- what is being billed as the largest
leased to reporters late Saturday. To- gathering of world leaders in U.N.
day, Congress debates an amnesty history, about 20,000 delegates from
bill meant to bring the Zapatista Na- 180 countries converged yesterday
tional Liberation Army back to the on Copenhagen for what promises to
negotiating table. be a weeklong wrangle over the best
The bill would suspend arrest ways to fight poverty.
warrants for Marcos and other Among the participants in the sum-
Zapatista leaders for 30 days to allow mit, which opens today, will be an
for peace talks in villages in cease- expected 116 heads of state and gov-
fire zones. ernment, even more than the 108 na-
"We can't be in a dialogue with tional leaders who attended the United,
one part of the government while an- Nations' Earth Summit in 1992.
other persecutes and attacks us," Significantly absent this week will'
Marcos said. be the leaders of some wealthy na-
His letter was written before the tions - President Clinton and..
government announced details of the Britain's John Major, for instance -
amnesty legislation Thursday. who disappointed the organizers by
In anotherletter, Marcos wondered choosing to stay away and sending
just how much authority President representativesinstead.RussianPresi-
Ernesto Zedillo had to negotiate a dent Boris N. Yeltsin also canceled
peace settlement. plans to attend, citing the fighting in
"We pray that you ask Mr. Ernesto the breakaway republic of Chechnya.
Zedillo Ponce de Leon to look into - From Daily wire services

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