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The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 10, 1997 - 3

Armed robbery
occurs near
campus lot
A person standing on the corner of
William and Division streets was the
victim of an armed robbery Tuesday,
according to AAPID reports.
.The victim was approached by two
suspects, reports state. One suspect hit
him on the side of the head and threat-
ened him with a gun.
The other suspeet took the man's
wallet. Both suspects fled the area on
4kA A PD made no arrests. 'the
AAPD tracking dog lost the scent of
the suspects in the parking lot,
which indicates that the suspects
fled the lot in a vehicle, AAPD
. eports state.
Suspect caught
,robbing hotel
A hotel manager told the Ann Arbor
Police Department that a young man
reached over the counter and tried to
rab some money before fleeing out
the door Tuesday, AA PD reports state.
The reports did not identify what
hotel was involved in the incident, but
the suspect was quickly apprehended.
lie left in a stolen car and fled
down Jackson Road toward Webster
*treet. Once the suspect noticed that
the police had responded to the hotel
manager's call, he got out of the car
and ran into nearby bushes, AAPD
reports state. le was then apprehend.
ed by police.
The suspect was wanted for several
. other outstanding Iblonies, including a
wartni for possession ofcocaine from
thre t .S. Mar~shall's Office.
Delivery man
attempts home
A in nwandering door to door dcliv
ezing, fliers decided to break into a
house Wednesday afternoon, AAPD
reports state.
The delivery man removed the
screen and attempted to enter the resi-
deuce through the living room window
around 3 p.m. The suspect was halfway
A)rough the window when the home
owner caught him in the act.
Two AAPD tracking police dogs
found the suspect only two blocks from
the house, reports state.
The delivery man confessed to
attempting to break in and was arrested
*n by AAPD officers.
East Quad box
phones stolen
Last Quad security officers reported
to DPS that receivers to nearby red box
phones were stolen from the residence
hall Tuesday.
-The receivers were located at the
inIrance of Anderson and Green
-ouses off E. University Avenue.
Phone technicians arrived and
repaired the receivers, according to

DPS reports.
DPS plans to investigate the inci-
Items stolen from
:Law School"
A caller reported to the Department
of Public Safety that a statue and
microphone stand were stolen from
Hutchins hall on Tuesday:
°,-J)PS reports state that it was actually
,r'-carved chair, not a statue, and a
'iicrophone stand that were stolen
from the Law School.
DPS had no suspects at the time of
the report.
C om(pdIeid h' 1)aili Satf Rcportc'r
Stephanuie Hphrni1.

' ' recommends
seasonal flu shots

By Mike Haven
FOr the Daily
As the flu season approaches, the
University health Service recom-
mends that students get vaccinated
to protect themselves in the coming
The flu vaccine, which is annually
formulated by the C'enter for Disease
Control, is designed to combat the flu
during the peak season of December
through early March.
Dr. l ernan Drobny, a specialist in
internal medicine and director of the
Immunization Clinic at Uls, said the
influenza vaccine decreases the chances
of coming down with Influenza A and B
by 75-80 percent. Those who do con-
tract it should have a milder case, he
"Those who are afflicted with the dis-
case after vaccination experience
milder symptoms and find their health
much faster," Drobny said.
Although this year is expected to be a
normal year for influenza, Drobny
strongly advised students who are at
higher risk to receive the shot.
"The first group that we worry
about are those people that have

heart and lung problems, such as
asthma," Drobny said. "This also
includes people who have any kind
of metabolic diseases like diabetes
or kidney disease, or who are on
medications that make their immune
system not work as well."
Typically, U 1S administers 1,200-
1,500 shots every year. This year, 300
people already have sought imimnuniza-
"In the past I've gotten sick with the
flu and I didn't leave my bed for a
week," said ILSA senior Jcnny Segel. "I
don't want that to happen this year, so I
got my shot when I first came to
But SNRF senior Nate Brill said he
doesn't get flu shots because they often
make him feel ill
"I don't worry about getting a shot
anymore" Brill said "I usually feel
worse after getting it."
Those worried about getting sick
from the shot have nothing to fear,
Drobny said. Some people occasion-
ally develop fevers after receiving
the shot, but only in rare cases, he
"The suggestion that getting a flu

Photo ilustration by PAUL TALANAN/ Daily
University Health Service officials suggest students receive vaccinations to protect themselves from illnesses such as the
common cold and the flu in the coming winter months.

shot will give you the flu has no data to
back it up," he said, adding that no
studies find increased likelihood of
infection due to the shots.
Because students live in such
close contact with each other on
campus, Drobny said there is a

IIIuch higher chance of spreading
illness, though precautions can be
take n.
"'HI e flu is a contagious virus
spread through the air from salivary
and mucus secretions. Washing
hands decreases the spread of the

virus," said Drobny.
Vaccines are available to students on
a walk-in basis at the UYIS, which is
located near the Michigan Leage at
207 Fletcher Street. The shots, vwhich
come with an $8 fee, are covered by
most insurance plans.

Senate Assembly to draft
faculty compensation policy

EPA vice-president Fred Hanson speaks with Business School students yes-
terday about the future of business and EPA relationships.
EPA speaks with
B-school students

By Chris Metinko
Daily StafFReporter
In an attempt to set guidcliics for
ficulty's salaries and benefits. some
meibcrs of the ilacly arc trying to
draft a standard compensation policy
for the first tiTmc Cvxer
The elaborate t ask is in the hands of'
the Committee on the Economic Status
of the Faculty. 1he conimmittee works
under the Senate Assembly. which is
the central body for faculty gox ernance.
CISF also ranked where the
UIniversity standslo m-,O its peers i
professors' salaries. lor kull professoI-
ships, the University ranked 12th ;aTniOn
other top universities in thCUlty pay .
"There haven't been aii enuidclincs
said CE'SF Chair Tfhomas Dunn. "All
money is merit money."
As the system is currently construct-
ed, the faculty's salaries are decided
annually and are adjusted only on the
basis of ilicrit, not cost of livin.
"It's difficult 1o conistruct a blueprint
for a salary policy," said DuML who is
also a chemistry professor and the for-
mer chair o f the Senate Advisory
Committee on U.iiiversity Atlairus.
CESF has not been able to agree on a
draft nor pass it through committee-
let alone the Senate Assembly, the
University administration and the
Board of Regents, all bodies that would
have to approve the policy before
"We're a long way off," said C:'ESF
member Morton Brown, a professor of
biostatistics in the School of Public
Health. "It's a long way from achieving
conseiisus among the committee."

continie to let
the best' pro-
fessors and
althOuLghi .1hC
cknm lledged
the nivCrsity
uses other
, ClIus to
attract top
res e arlche r s
aid poi\Cs-

the University "recruit
"It's difficu
construct a
for a salary

Dunn said that "'FSF struggled with
the thing last year," and CESF member
Leigh Woods said there is still a'lot of'
work to be done.-
"There are huge di fereiices," Woods
said. "There are philosophical differ-
dices i lhow salaries should be set."
TDunn said setting policies and guide-
ines for salaries and benefits would

tant professors was $79,700.r and
$65,200, respectively. The highest
salaries for associate professor are at
ME at S86,800. The Universify of
Pennsylvaniia oflers top pay for tisis-
tant professors at $76,600.
But some feel the numbers don't
state the truth.
"The nunibers are really misleadjng"
Woods said. Woods, a theatre profssor,
said : the
M e d i' al
A o ~School alld,
itthe School o
iblueprint 1)cnt-,I1
in comitiiig
total compen-
-- Thomas Dunn sation are dis-
CESF chair t o r te d
According to
(ESF's aniu-
al report, the two schools classify their
professorships differently than other
selected universities, which overstates the
overall average.
Paul Courant, economics professor
and associate provost for academic and
budgetary affairs, said the CESF num-
bers looked correct, but said sampling
and distribution errors might occur For
example, a world-famous professor
might receive a generous compensation
package, which would greatly distort
the overall average, Courant said.
"You have to be careful where there
are small numbers," Courant said.
Brown said the averages must be fol-
lowed up to mean anything.
"Ifthey are watched over a long period
of time, they will be useful," Brownsaid.

By Stephanie Hepburn
Iaily Staff Repoirtcr
'he second in command at the
Environmeniital Protection Agency
debated policies yesterday with
future corporate leaders of America
- Business School students.
Fred Hanson, EPA vice president
and head of the agency's newly
formed Office of Reinvention, spoke
about ambitious programs that will
transform the interactions between
businesses and EPA into a more
-cooperative relationship.
In March 1995, President Clinton,
Vice President Al Gore and the EPA
launched an agenda to reinvent envi-
ronmental protection in'order to cre-
ate policies that are more efficient
and more cost effective.
The EPA is attempting to create a
more beneficial relationship with
business. I ligh standards of environ-
mental responsibility are balanced
with innovation and flexibility in
order to achieve profit by cutting red
tape and paperwork.
"If businesses can show a better
way of achieving a certain environ-
niental goal rather than the ETA
telling the business what to do, renc-
gotiations can occur and the two can
work together H anson said.
MBA first-year student Rob

Frederick said hearing Hanson speak
was worthwhile.
"The EPA is going in the right
direction. I enjoyed listening to the
initiatives that they are taking,,"
Frederick said. "They really get away
from the one-size-fits-all approach."
The planet is linked to the envi-
ronmentally sound decisions corpo-
rate leaders in America make,
Hanson said.
"We will see in the long run the
most effective businesses are the
most environmentally sound,"
Hanson said. "Superior economic
return goes hand in hand in the abili-
ty to manage cost effectively."
For example, when the Ford Motor
Company wanted to cut costs, compa-
ny officials looked to new options. For
years, Ford paid Dupont per gallon of
paint to coat the automobiles, resulting
in unused paint and loss of profit.
T'hen, Ford decided to pay Dupont
for every car painted properly, and
reduced the paint used by 50 percent.
H anson Said the compromise wxas
more environmentally sound and
cost-effective for both companies.
"[his is quality performance.
Companies must look at situations in
dilfeent wavs to be the most effee-
tive ianagers of their company,"
Hanson said.

"i isn't necessary to compete (with
tola schools) in financial terms," said
lDunii, adding that some professionals
come to teach at the iniversity because
of its numerous ofierinigs, such as a
constant income and a flexible budget.
"They're concerned with the opportuini-
tv and the kinds of people they meet at
a public university."
Recent numubers released in CESF's
annual report show that the University
appears to be competing financially
with other top institutions.
The report shows that the average
academic year total compensation for a
full professor at the University was
S107,300, whereas the highest average
was Harvard University, at $136,800.
T he average pay for associate and assis-




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J "Diag Day for Mental Health
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U "Exhibit of African American
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