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of the Americans with Disabilities Act
is the portion of the law that covers state
and local government."
The act also states that employees can-
not be forced to accept medical leave,
Herron said.
"There is no doubt the University
cannot put anyone on medical leave,"
said Thomas Dunn, chair of the Senate
'Advisory Committee on University
Affairs. "(Cloyd) did not feel it was
necessary to go on medical leave:'
Cloyd was allegedly contacted at her
home by Vicinus on March 6, 1995, and

informed she had been relieved of her
teaching responsibilities and placed on
immediate medical leave.
"Under ADA, reasonable accommo-
dations must be made. Emily requested
additional teaching assistants and the
request was not met," Herron said.
"Under ADA, employers are limited on
when they can send employees out for
medical testing."
Dunn said the issue at hand is how
much accommodition the University
needs to provide for its faculty.
"The case is one concerned with the
rights of faculty and part of the question
of much accommodation the University
needs to make for them," Dunn said.

Meetings with the University began
during winter term 1995 when Cloyd
met with Vicinus, who was still new as
department chair. The two met to dis-
cuss the lack of accommodation and the
effect it was having on Cloyd's ability to
teach her classes, Cloyd said.
In the first meeting, Vicinus alleged-
ly agreed to provide Cloyd with photo-
copying and clerical assistance and
committee relief, but refused to provide
her with the graduate student assistance
that she had previously received
between 1990 and the summer of 1994.
"The (previous) chair was always
interested in how things were going for
me. In making sure my students were

protected if I were disabled temporari-
ly," Cloyd said. "I wish I hadn't had to
do this. I don't roll over easily. The
University should make a practice of
acting courteously toward its faculty,
staff, and students."
Cloyd was hired by the University in
1967. After undergoing extensive back
surgery between 1985 and 1990 she
began receiving accommodations
including extra teaching assistance and
an ergonomic chair, the lawsuit states.
Cloyd is presently on medical leave
because of an injury she received while
moving into her new office.
Vicinus and Chamberlin could not be
reached for comment.

Higher wage passes state Legislature
LANSING - Bills boosting Michigan's minimum wage for the first time in 16
years won final approval yesterday ini the Michigan Legislature despite some
Republican opposition.
The Senate voted 27-11 to send one bill to Gov. John Engler. The House sent the
second measure to Engler's desk on an 89-15 vote. All those voting against k
package were Republicans.
John Truscott, a spokesperson for Engler, said the governor had not yet exam-
ined the measures in detail, but would "most likely" sign them.
"On the face of it, it seems like a fair compromise," Truscott said.
Final passage capped weeks of work and negotiation on the issue. The legisla-
tion follows last year's passage of an increase in the federal minimum wage.
"It was the reasonable and correct thing to do," said Sen. Loren Bennett, (R-
Canton), sponsor of the Senate bill.
The bill had bogged down earlier when several of his GOP colleagues protested a
13-cent boost in the minimum wage for workers who receive tips, to $2.65 an hour.
"Even some Republicans were embarrassed" by the GOP criticism of wa e
increases for tipped employees, said Tim Hughes, spokesperson for the Michi
State AFL-CIO. Yesterday's approval "shows they finally came around to the view
society has had for some time."

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Faculty administrators retain rights
to sabbaticals they have earned as non-
Paid leaves are solely to be used
for research and academic prepara-
When a faculty administrator is
reassigned within the University, he or
she should be compensated at the mar-
ket rate for that position.
E If the new salary for reassigned
administrators is significantly less
than their administrative salary, the
salary may be gradually adjusted
downward over a three-year period.
Bollinger said he plans to dis-
cuss all contracts and salary increas-
es with the regents before they are
The regents unanimously endorsed
Bollinger's new policy.
"The president will talk to the
regents," Power said. "The policy will
avoid any repetitions of past problems
that arose with agreements President
Duderstadt made, but did not share
with the regents:'
Duderstadt said he is "vaguely
aware" of Bollinger's proposal.
"This is certainly his prerogative and
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it should be any president's,'
Duderstadt said. "Although I tended to
follow the practices of my predeces-
sors, a president should be free to move
in new directions if they believe this is
"In the end all such policies will be
evaluated in terms of the quality of peo-
ple attracted to these important posi-
tions;' Duderstadt said.
Regent Andrea Fischer Newman (R-
Ann Arbor) said the most significant
part of the plan is that everything is all
laid out in the open.
"The problem we had in the past
was that no one was aware of what was
going on" Newman said.
"The fact that now it is all out in the
open is what is different from the past."
Kinnear said that, in the past, the
regents gave the president sole discre-
tion in making contract arrangements
with the executive officers.
"I think that left some things
ambiguous to what was appropriate
and what was not," Kinnear said. "I
think what the new policy does is to
clarify certain guidelines for the presi-
dent to operate under and keeps the
regents informed of the president's
-Daily Staff Reporter Katie Wang
contributed to this report.
Continued from Page 1.
"Dr. Womack initiated it - I
wholeheartedly approved of it," said
University President Lee Bollinger.
"We were very quickly able to settle
The news of Womack's retirement
was a surprise to many administrators,
said Vice President for University
Relations Walter Harrison.
Womack would not offer further
comment about his request for a sub-
stitute contract or his future plans.
Other stipulations of his employ-
ment agreement with Duderstadt
A full-time appointment as a pro-
fessor in the School of Education
when he left his administrative post
Dec. 31, 1996.
The option to maintain the fac-
ulty position for as long as he
A one-year furlough at full pay
when he decided to retire.
During his eight-year tenure as
chief financial officer, Womack over.
saw an increase in the University's
investment endowments from $300
million to $1.6 billion.
"(Womack's) financial acumen and
leadership in higher education are leg-
endary," Bollinger said. "Thanks to his
splendid leadership, the U of M is rec-
ognized as one of the most financially
sound universities in the United
Chandler Matthews currently
serves as interim chief financial offi-
cer. A search committee has been
formed to find a permanent replace-
- Daily Staff Reporter Heather
Kamins contributed to this report.

Doctors discuss
possibilities of pot
WASHINGTON - Smoked marijua-
na almost certainly has medicinal uses,
but proving that will be a hard and
expensive task. Nevertheless, such
research is probably worth the effort,
because many people are already using
the drug as medicine and may have unre-
alistic expectations of its usefulness.
Those were among the observations
made by scientists and physicians who
concluded a two-day meeting yesterday
at the National Institutes of Health to
discuss what's known - and not
known - about marijuana smoke's
pharmacological properties.
"I see the maior problem here is get-
ting good scientific data," said William
Beaver, a researcher at Georgetown
University School of Medicine who was
chair of an eight-person panel that lis-
tened to scientific and personal testimo-
ny about marijuana's medical'uses. "You
can argue politics all you want, but if
you don't have the data showing that
marijuana is therapeutically effective it


doesn't matter what you say'
The panel will write a report for
Harold Varmus, the NIH's director, out-
lining among other things the most fruit-
ful areas for future research on marijua-
na. Varmus organized the meeting r
voters in California and Arizona l I
approved controversial measures that
permit doctors to prescribe marijuana to
patients, who must obtain the drug on
their own.
'Thief maes off
with Cheers ' script
BOSTON - It was the kind of
high-society, black-tie benefit F&r
Crane might have attended, whre
sdtie of the guests wore feathered
masks and the only way Sam Malone
could have gotten in was by tending
At least one rogue "Cheers" buff
apparently crashed the charity auction
and made off with an autographed
script of the last episode.
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China begins
monung of Deng
BEIJING - China began six days of
mourning for Deng Xiaoping yesterday
as officials announced plans for a
grand but tightly controlled farewell to
the man who reshaped China's econo-
my. Deng will be cremated, and 10,000
invited guests will honor his memory
Tuesday at a "memorial meeting" to be
held in Beijing's cavernous Great Hall
of the People.
Deng requested that his corneas be
donated to an eye bank, his body dis-
sected for medical research and his
ashes cast into the sea, his family said
in a letter released yesterday by the
official New China News Agency.
"Comrade Xiaoping always
believed in simple and frugal funer-
als," Deng's family said in the Feb. 15
letter sent to President Jiang Zemin,
head of the official funeral committee,
and to the Communist Party's Central
"We hope that the last thing we do
for him will reflect the essence of his

mental outlook, and express our grief
in an utterly plain and solemn way."
They asked that the casket contain-
ing his ashes be covered with thekg
of the Chinese Communist Party, h
a color photo on top "that displays the
superb mental outlook of Comrade
Xiaoping ... and to express the solemn
Aibright defends,
MOSCOW - Secretary of .
Madeleine Albright sought yesterday to
persuade Russian leaders that they have
nothing to fear from the proposed
expansion of NATO to the borders of
the former Soviet Union, but some
Russian hostitlity remained.
As Albright flew into Moscow, on
the sixth leg of her 11-day around-the-
world tour, a senior foreign policy
adviser to President Boris Yeltsin said
the West was pushing Russia to d
"an aggressive confrontation.'
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.



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