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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 11,1997- 3

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Woman
assaulted at
Northwood II
A woman was assaulted near her
jiome in Northwood II apartments last
Tuesday by a suspect, Department of
Public Safety reports state.
The victim was approached by the
suspect near her mailbox in front of her
residence. The suspect allegedly placed
his hands around her neck and told her
to give him money. The victim handed
over her watch and was then dragged
around the apartment building accord-
n* to the report. When the victim began
screaming, the subject fled the area and
headed toward Plymouth Road. The sus-
pect was wearing a dark-colored hooded
sweatshirt and possibly tan pants.
Racial graffiti
found on car
A 1992 Mercury Marquis received
),pproximately $2,000 in damage last
Saturday in a racially motivated incident,
,according to Ann Arbor Police
bepartment reports.
The incident occurred in the 2600
block of Braeburn Circle between 2 p.m.
Saturday afternoon and early Sunday
morning. The vehicle had all four tires
slashed and the vinyl top slit open. The
sides of the vehicle were spray painted
with a swastika and a racial epithet in
ite lettering. AAPD officials currently
ve no suspects in the incident.
21 cars robbed
from local lot
Twenty-one cars were broken into at
the Nayler Chrysler Plymouth lot on
West Stadium during the weekend of
March 1, AAPD reports state.
The suspects gained entry to the cars
by inserting a screwdriver or drill into
the door locks, the report states. The
dealer reported $18,144 worth of dam-
age from the 21 radios stolen. AAPD
officials have no suspects at this time.
Woman assaulted
with floor fan
A woman who attempted to stop a
&ight was assaulted with a fan Saturday,
March 1, according to AAPD reports.
The women attempted to stop a
domestic assault when she was assault-
ed with a floor fan by the suspect. The
suspect left the area before AAPD offi-
cers arrived. The suspect is a 5-foot-
seven-inch male with black hair and
brown eyes and has three active war-
rants for his arrest.
ash stolen from
local brewery
The Arbor Brewing Company was
robbed on Monday, March 3. Suspects
entered through an alley door, AAPD
reports state. They stole cash and also
left with a camera.
oman claims
frced drug use

A woman in the Northwood V apart-
mnents called AAPD officers last Tuesday
claiming she had been forced to smoke
crack cocaine, DPS reports state.
An AAPD lieutenant called DPS offi-
cers to report that he had spoken with a
woman who claimed she had been
forced to smoke crack by unknown indi-
. iduals earlier in the night. The lieu-
tenant told DPS officers that he did not
believe the woman had taken any drugs
but was concerned for her well-being
because she is asthmatic.
The woman reported to the lieutenant
she was having trouble breathing. She
was later taken to University Hospitals'
Semergency room by Huron Valley
Ambulance for breathing troubles. There
was no evidence of drug use.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jenni Yachnin.

Provost urges SACUA to hire clinical faculty

By Janet Adamy
Daily Staff Reporter
The University's faculty may see the
addition of professional architects,
musicians and scientists if a recent pro-
posal comes to fruition.
In a meeting with members of the
Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs yesterday, Provost J.
Bernard Machen discussed his support
for the expansion of clinical faculty -
non-tenured professionals who teach
the professional applications of their
fields.
"The mission of the University
remains teaching, research and ser-
vice," Machen said. "In the fulfillment
of our mission, I'm convinced that clin-
ical faculty can be a significant asset:'
Machen said at least six schools and
colleges within the University have

petitioned to acquire clinical faculty.
Currently, clinical faculty exist in the
School of Medicine, College of
Pharmacy, Law School and School of
Dentistry.
School of Education Dean Cecil
Miskel said his school requested the
addition of clinical faculty members
because it wanted to take advantage of
what he called the "experts" in the field
- the teachers who actually work with
the students.
"People with experience in schools
have brought a new perspective into our
program," Miskel said. "We want the
flexibility to bring in teachers to help us
prepare future educators."
Machen stressed the importance of
integrating clinical faculty into the
University community.
"You're not hiring second-class citi-

zens," Machen said. "You're hiring peo-
ple that are contributing to the mission
of the University."
Machen said he supports the addition
of more clinical faculty under the con-
dition that the Office of the Provost
approves all appointments and promo-
tions, in addition to following the same
search procedures that apply to search-
es for instructional faculty and adminis-
trators.
Machen also stipulated that schools
and colleges requesting the addition of
clinical faculty would be required to
submit a detailed articulation of the
need for such faculty in their depart-
ment. Clinical faculty members would
not receive tenure.
Law Prof. Samuel Gross said he was
concerned the University would not be
able to attract qualified clinical faculty

because it is not located in a major met-
ropolitan area. ie added that the Law
School has been limited because the
"legal community in Ann Arbor is very
thin"
"To some extent, if we want to get the
best people ... we're going to have to
commit them to full time," Gross said.
Machen said he was not concerned
about the quality of clinical professor
applicants.
Machen, who began clinical appoint-
ments while dental dean in 1990, said
the school's annual teaching award has
been given to a clinical faculty member
each of the last four years.
Although SACUA members
expressed concerns that the addition of
clinical professors would weaken the
tenure system, Machen said the number
of tenured faculty has remained the

same since clinical faculty members
first came to the University.
"I really believe this is a way we can
solidify tenure at our University."
Machen said. "I don't see it in any way
as a threat to our tenure.
Machen said basic training in teach-
ing would be provided if faculty needed
it. He also said he would not object to
appointing clinical faculty to the senate
assembly.
The Board of Regents must appro\ e
the expansion of clinical faculty posts
before more hirings can be made.
Education Prof Valerie Lee said she
supports the addition of clinical faculty
in her department.
"The general public wonders what
people who haven't been teaching in
schools for the last 20 years are doing
teaching people how to teach," Lee said.

Visions of a culture

' students remin.
stranded in Cancun
after FAA grounding,

By Alice Robinson
Daily Staff Reporter
The Take-a-Break Travel agency may
have taken their name a little too seri-
ously this spring break.
Students who planned their Mexican
vacations with the agency expected to
make it home in time for Monday class-
es.
. But before they boarded the plane
home, Take-a-Break told them to take a
hike.
The Federal Aviation

two hours. The group was then mistak-
enly informed that their flight would
leave Sunday afternoon.
The company finally arranged for the
students to fly back today on Tower
Airline at 9:30 a.m.
"People were upset because they
were out of money and they wanted to
get back for classes," Sekerka said.
"It just got annoying because we did-
n't know who to trust and who to
believe."
LSA sophomore Jenna Kumagai
said her roommate Marissa Brillhart

John Meuntz, director of arts programming for the Michigan Union, hangs a new photography collecto nth no'
art lounge. The photographs depict re-emerging Jewish culture in Germany after the Holocaust.
On-and-off 'U' student explores
option ofrunningg for CongresIs

Administration
lations halted
all flights
Friday on
Av At Ian t i c,
the airline
used by Take-
a-Break. The
FAA's charges
included fly-
ing a plane
with a cracked
w intdshIiielId
and using an
aircraft while
the engine oil
was low.
"We took

most likely has
mixed emotions

"People were
upset because
they were out of
money and they
wanted to get
back for classes."
- Jenny Sekerka
LSA sophomore

right
Brillhart,
LSA

now.
an
sopho-

more, is still
stranded in
Cancun.
"I'm sure
she's probably
very stressed'
but also enjoy-
ing the extra
time," Kumagai
said.
LSA sopho-
more Michelle
Kramer's room-
a victim of

cited numerous vio-

action

on

By Jeffrey Kosseff
Daily Staff Reporter
Mike Murray, who is considering a
bid for the 8th District's congressional
seat, may have accomplished many
goals in the political arena.
But there is one goal he has yet to
meet - fulfilling the University's for-
eign language requirement.
Murray, a 30-year-old on-and-off
University student, recently
resigned as com-
mu n i cation s
director for Rep. My C
Nick Smith (R-
Addison) to career
explore a bid for
the position cur- a ul
rently held by a
Rep. Debbie MMI EE.
Stabenow (D-
Lansing).P
"I am taking the Poteni
next couple of
months to take a look at my options,"
Murray said.
Murray said one major hindrance is
that he has less available campaign
money than other more affluent candi-
dates.
"I don't come from a wealthy back-
ground, and I certainly couldn't receive
a great deal of PAC support" Murray
said.
But Murray said he has received a
good deal of support from many
Republican groups.
"So far the reaction has been good,"
Murray said. "Nobody has told me not
to run."
The 8th District was previously

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represented by Republican Dick
Chrysler of Brighton, who was
defeated by Stabenow in November.
Chrysler has not said if he will run
again.
Murray said he will call off all plans
for a bid if Chrysler opts to run for his
old seat.
"If he runs, I will not," Murray
said.
In between various political cam-
paigns, Murray
attended the
}lfege University.
"My college
is been career has been any-
thing but normal,"
'but Murray said.
Murray has com-
pleted all course-
ulike Murray work for a bache-
lor's degree except
3 Can did ate the last two required
Spanish courses,
which he had difficulty passing.
Murray said he plans to earn his
diploma from the University in the
future.
"It's something I will eventually
complete," Murray said.
Although he has gained a vast
amount of experience in political
campaigns, Murray said he has also
benefited from his time at the
University.
"It's just such a politically dynamic
atmosphere," Murray said.
Murray said the diversity of political
views at the University taught him a
key lesson in life - tolerance.
"It allows me to appreciate other

people's opinions,' Murray said.
Murray said he will announce
whether he will run for Congress
within eight weeks, in which time
he will have fully explored his
options and support.
Murray has previously worked on
many state and national campaigns for
the Republican Party.
Sage Eastman, press secretary for the
Michigan Republican Party, said it is to
early to speculate who will be the best
candidate for the seat in 1998.
But he is hopeful the seat will be
regained by his party.
"We're really glad to see there's a
lot of interest in the seat," Eastman
said.

Friday," said Fraser Jones of the
FAA's public affairs department. "We
issued an emergency order suspend-
ing their air carrier certificate."
FAA officials said they plan to
ground the airline until it proves that it
can meet safety standards.
LSA sophomore Jenny Sekerka,
who booked through Take-a-Break
but scheduled her own flight back
yesterday, said word began to circu-
late at her Cancun hotel that
AvAtlantic was on shaky ground
Friday night.
"We heard a lot of rumors," Sekerka
said.
On Saturday night, a sign in their
hotel lobby informed Sekerka and other
students that their flight was delayed

AvAtlantic's violations. She said
LSA sophomore Ladan Shahabi is
probably concerned about the delay
affecting her classes.
"I know she has a physics exam on
Thursday," Kramer said.
This marks the second time
AvAtlantic has been cited for safety
concerns.
Last year, the corporation found
itself in hot water because of prob-
lems with its flight attendant training
methods.
Neither Take-a-Break Travel nor
AvAtlantic could be reached for com-
ment yesterday.
-The Associated Press contributed to
this report.

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