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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 10, 1997-- 3

VMI adjusts to
new admissions
policies
fter ending its 158-year-old all-
'W tradition, the Virginia Military
Institute has spent the past month talk-
ing about its success of adding women
to the school. The female "rats" have
had their hair buzzed and the upper-
classmen have had no problem with
hazing them as they would their male
counterparts.
Among this fall's incoming class of
460, there were 30 women enrolled at
VMI. At least 26 men and 2 women
dped out by the time classes began
la' week, The Chronicle of Higher
Education reported.
Last year, after the U.S. Supreme
Court ruled VMI's admissions policy
unconstitutional, VMI superintendent
Gen. Josiah Bunting il began a transi-
tion to avoid the kind of problems
South Carolina's Citadel encountered
last year when a female student was
admitted.
Dartmouth fined
for mercury
poisoning
Federal regulators have fined
Dartmouth College for safety violations
in connection with the death of a
researcher who spilled a mercury com-
d on herself in 1996, The Chronicle
'igher Education reported.
The Occupational Safety and
Health Administration issued a
$13 500 fine last month in a lawsuit
involving chemistry Prof. Karen
Wetterhahn, who died in June 1997
of complications from mercury
exposure. Wetterhahn had spilled
drops of dimethyl mercury, a rare
chemical that attacks the central
neous system, on one latex glove
durig an experiment in August
1996.
OSHA's New Hampshire director,
David May, said Dartmouth had
failed to provide adequate training
on the limits of the gloves and to
provide appropriate materials for
research.
Zoo monkeys
Ildfor
research
Officials at the University of
Wisepnsin said last month that nearly
100 monkeys from a local zoo had
been killed for their tissue or used in
invasive studies at a campus research
center, The Chronicle of Higher
ation reported.
university investigation showed
that unbeknownst to zoo officials, at
least 12 zoo monkeys in the last
decade had died from lethal injec-
tions of the AIDS virus. Monkeys
were sometimes transferred from
the zoo to the campus to alleviate
overcrowding. An additional 26
monkeys were found to have been
used in a tissue redistribution pro-
gram at the campus center.
Professor traces
journey of

revolutionary
-Barbara Brodman, a professor at
.4ova Southeastern University
Imbarked on a motorcycle journey last
ronth to trace the steps of Argentine-
i Cuban revolutionary Ernesto
) Guevera, The Chronicle of
-ligher Education reported.
Guevera, executed 30 years ago by
3olivian troops, traveled by motorcycle
broughout South America in 1952. He
kept diaries, recording his impressions
yf1ife in the different regions.
During her trip, Dr. Brodman said
she hopes to discover and document
sow South America has changed polit-
hy, socially and economically since
vera's journey.
-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Meg Exley.

Researchers look for
cluster headache causes

By David Bricker
For the Daily
They attack without warning. The pain
they inflict has been likened to a poker in
the eye or a nail through the temple.
For the estimated 100,000 Americans
who suffer from cluster headaches - a
particularly excruciating variety -
relief may be on the way.
University Medical Center
researchers Ronald Chervin and Sarah
Nath are trying to find out whether
abnormal sleeping habits are the cul-
prits behind the headaches.
"I couldn't get out of bed," said Cindy
Chang, an LSA first-year student who
suffers from cluster headaches. "I could-
n't move. There's no way you can
describe it. It wasn't that I felt lethargic. It
was just that there was nothing I could do
because it would just hurt more."
However, Chang said she is lucky.

"My doctor had another patient who
also suffered from clusters," she said.
"She used to take ridiculously high
dosages of pain killers. But they didn't
take away any of her pain. So, in her
foyer, there's this ceramic tile floor.
She'd bang her head...until she
knocked herself unconscious."
Such stories are not uncommon,
Chervin said.
"The one I've heard more commonly
is to beat their heads on the wall. But I
had another patient who used to get a
big metal bucket, fill it with ice water
and dip his head into it. This pain is
worse than migraines," he said.
Cluster headaches are easily distin-
guished from other kinds of headaches.
They come on very quickly, within 15
minutes, Nath said. The pain subsequent-
ly spreads out, covering the area between
the upper cheek and temple. The pain is

always localized to one side of the head.
There are a host of other symptoms,
including tearing and reddening of the
eyes, drooping of eyelids, a smaller
pupil on the affected side of the head
and a runny nose. The headaches get
their name from their persistence. They
often come at the same time of day,
each day or for a week or two and then
vanish for long periods of time.
The suspicion that cluster headaches
might be caused by abnormal sleeping
patterns has a clinical basis.
"In previous studies, we noticed that a
substantial percentage of people with the
headaches also had diagnosed sleeping
disorders," Chervin said. "Most of those
people whose sleep disorders were cor-
rected lost their headaches."
Nath and Chervin are pioneering
research that focuses on the relationship
between sleep and cluster headaches.

ISA first-year student Cindy Chang suffers from cluster headaches. Cluster
headaches generally come on quickly and are extremely painful.
"We're comparing (cluster headache "(The group is) not a really good scien-
sufferers) with sleep disorders to those tific control. The ideal thing would be to
without sleep disorders," Nath said. have some people with cluster headaches
"For those with sleep disorders, we will and sleep disorders and treat half of them
attempt to stem the pain by treating and let the other half suffer for two years.
their sleep patterns, or if they have an Butl don't think too many people would
actual sleep disorder, treat that" want to be in the study," Chervin said.

Intern et Pub lic
Library adds 'ne w
researchresourc

LSA juniors Jeff Lawson, Micheal Krasman and Brian Levine shown in their basement room at Delta Sigma where they cre-
ated and maintain the free online lecture notesservice, which can be found on the web at http:wwwnotes4free.com.
students u notes online

By Wajahat Syed
For the Daily
In a few weeks, students will be just
a few mouse clicks away from com-
plete sets of lecture notes for various
University classes. And it's all free -
thanks to a student-run multi-media
company called Infiniti Plus.
When LSA juniors Brian Levine,
Jeff Lawson and Michael Krasman
teamed up to form Infiniti Plus last
year, "a good cause for students" was
definitely on their minds, Levine said.
"Being a student inspired us more
than anything else," Levine said. The
purchase of notes from sales companies
forced students to face long lines and
high prices, Levine said.
Infiniti Plus acquires its material,
like most other notes agencies, by
hiring students enrolled in various
classes to take down notes and pass
them on to the company. The pro-
gram's costs are paid through spon-
sorships by some local companies
and restaurants.
Levine said that while the company
has not announced a launch date, notes

for a variety of classes will soon become
available.
"Now you can just log on from
your dorm, apartment or frat house,
and you are set with up-to-date notes
at any time of the day," Levine said.
News of the new service was
applauded by students.
"That's really cool,"' said LSA first-
year student Brian Kim.
Some students said that not having
to worry about note-taking would free
up time for better learning.
"If we could go to class without
worrying about scribbling down
everything the professor has to say and
listening with an open mind instead,
and (then) come back home and check
out the notes for reference on our own
leisure, then this is a really great con-
cept," LSA first-year student Mayer
Haddad said.
However, some professors said they
were concerned that having notes
available at the touch of a button
would make it easier for students to
sleep through classes.
Anthropology Prof. Holly Peters-

Golden said she worried that "stu-
dent-teacher, inter-class contact"
would suffer if students choose to
surf the net instead of going to.
class.
Rick Buhr, the proprietor of Good
Time Charlie's, one of 15-20 sponsors
of the project, referred to the free ser-
vice as "a good idea" for students and
"good exposure" for his restaurant.
Advertisements for Good Time
Charlie's and the other business spon-
sors will appear on the Infiniti Plus
Web page.
Levine said the service organizers
expect the project to be extensively used
by University students, which could
mean strong competition for other com-
panies involved in notes sales.
However, Jim Cornell of the market-
ing department of Grade A Notes, said
he is far from worried.
"This project is just free enterprise,"
Cornell said.
Students can access the Website at
http:wwwnotes4free.com. Actual class
notes will be available -in upcoming
weeks.

By Sam Stavis
For the Daily
The University's Internet Public
Library has taken research on the
Internet a step further with the addition
of a new online reference tool, A+.
Designed as a resource guide for
high school and college students,
A+ is divided into three main sec-
tions: how to develop a research
paper, how to search the Internet
for information, and a list of links
to other writing and research sites
on the Internet.
This is "one of the first times
someone has tried to tell someone
(else) exactly how to do research,
and it's free of charge," said David
Carter, head of collection develop-
ment for the IPL.
The first section of A+ is a six-step
guide on how to successfully com-
plete a research paper, from choosing
a topic to actually writing the paper.
"Research is a process with a lot of
steps --writing is the last step. There
is a lot more involved," said A+ cre-
ator Kathryn Schwartz. "I had been
looking on the Internet for resources
that would help students with term
papers. I found that there was a lot of
information ... but not a whole lot
about the research process"
LSA senior Keith Gralitzer recently
visited the A+ Website.
"I've struggled with some of these
things before, like thesis statements,
and organization, and making
(research papers) concise. Some of it's
very basic, but everyone could use a lit-
tle bit of fine tuning," Gralitzer said.
Next, A+ instructs users how to
search online for information, a task
made difficult because of the Internet's
massive size and organization.
"Most people don't do a good job
of finding what they want on the
Internet," Schwartz said. "When they
use a search engine, they either get
way too many hits or none at all"
This section emphasizes library

"There's
enormous power
to use this
technology to
make the
education
process better. f
-Joseph Janes
IPL director
skills and cyberspace search skills.
A+ also provides a detailed list of
links to other writing and research
sources on the Internet. Topics such as
writing style, technique, grammar and
punctuation can be located in the links
directory. Subject-classified directories
on the Web and search engines for
locating specific information are also
found in this section.
Online services like IPL and pro-
grams like A+ are changing how stu-
dents think about public libraries.
"(IPL brings) the North American
public library model to the Internet,"
Carter said.
The Internet Public Library was
founded at the University's School
of Information and Library Studies
(now known as the School of
Information) in 1995. IPL serves
the Internet community by organiz-
ing, evaluating and creating infor-
mation resources.
"(IPL) started with the question of
where librarianship is heading in an
expanding digital network," said IPL
Director Joseph Janes. "The idea of
building a public library on the
Internet was an interesting way to
explore that question:'
Students can access the A+ plus
services online at
http://www.ipl.org/teen/aplus/.

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BLOOD
Continued from Page: 2
to replenish draining stores.
"We've had to be concerned about
being able to do large procedures like
liver transplants," said Suzanne Butch,
a technologist at the University's blood
bank.
There is usually a three-day stock of
blood available at hospitals. At
University Hospitals, however, current
supplies usually last for lessthan one day.
University Hospitals have not been
forced to lower the quality of care given
to patients, said Harold Oberman, the

hospitals' director of blood transfusion.
However, the shortage of blood makes
transfusions available only to those in
dire need.
Oberman said the reasons behind the
small numbers of blood donors are
obvious. People think about the incon-
venience and "if they don't have to do
it, they don't," he said.
"Not enough people are donating
blood. people can't respond solely to
cries of urgency ... it has got to be a reg-
ular giving program," Oberman said.
In November, University students will
have the opportunity to give blood during
the annual blood battle against OSU

Correction
* In yesterday's Daily, School of Architecture graduate student Apasrajita Basu said, "Not that my parents can't afford it, but
twould like to work to satisfy myself and also for financial independence." This quote was misattributed.

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meeting, 764-0561, Student 8:30 p.m. www.umich.edu/-info on the
Public ations Building, First floor, U "Seeking Success In Life?," World Wide Web
7 pm. Speaker, sponsored byLay men's U Northwalk, 763-WALK, Burstey
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