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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 16, 1998 -- 3

Hackers target
Lousiana State
Louisiana State University experi-
enced computer problems with Internet
access and many e-mail accounts due
to a hacker, LSU's student newspaper,
The Reveille, reported.
Approximately 150 accounts were
tampered with,
University officials said the hacker
invaded the computer system and
took a school password file. Then the
person posted the information on the
The university brought in the FBI
to help the school prosecute some of
the campus violations.
Since June, LSU representatives
have met with the FBI team to dis-
cuss legalities and possible prosecu-
tion for the hackers.
Currently, LSU has taken preventive
measure to stop the hacking activity by
installing filters.
*Duke police
obtain warrants
The Duke University Police
Department has requested warrants
for three students wanted because of
their involvement with an explosive
device, which caused injuries to a
Trinity sophomore outside her dor-
mitory room on Sept. 8, Duke's stu-
dent newspaper, The Chronicle,
The Criminal Magistrate's office
states that the charge of malicious
throwing of a corrosive acid is pun-
ishable by 25 to 47 months of jail
Aiding and abetting carries a
sentence of between 16 and 31
The three students voluntarily came
to the police station last Wednesday
0 morning to discuss the incident. After
interviewing the students, the police
decided to obtain warrants for their
Currently, the three students have
been asked to leave their residence hall
The students will be tried through
the Durham court system and most
likely also the Undergraduate Judicial
System at Duke.
*Harvard student
pleads guilty to
rape charges
Harvard University junior Joshua
Elster, who six months ago denied
charges in the rape and assault of a
Harvard undergraduate woman,
reversed his earlier pleas and accept-
*ed an agreement where he will serve
three years probation with no jail
Elster pleaded guilty to three counts
of rape, two counts of assault and bat-
tery and one count of indecent assault
and battery, the Harvard Crimson
Under the conditions of the sentence,
Elster is prohibited from further con-
tact with the victim.
He is also not allowed to walk on
Harvard property or enter university
buildings for the next three years.
After his probation, Elster, if granted

approval by Harvard's Administrative
Board, can legally return to the univer-
Penn police
officer settles suit
In 1997, a latino/a University of
Pennsylvania police officer named
Demetrius Casillas filed a lawsuit
accusing Penn of discriminating
against him because of his race was set-
tied last month, according to the Daily
Casillas also charged Penn and
Director of Police Operations
Maureen Rush in his suit of discrimi-
nating against him and firing him
because he supported another officer
who accused the university of dis-
The court dismissed the case and
would not say if any money was
exchanged, if anyone had admitted
wrongdoing or if the settlement had a
financial component.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Susan T Port

Goldenberg must refuse UT

Health reasons keep former
LSA dean from moving to the
University of Texas at Austin
By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
Former LSA Dean Edie Goldenberg has
withdrawn her appointment as provost at the
University of Texas at Austin for health rea-
Goldenberg, who could not be reached for com-
ment, will stay at the University as an LSA facul-
By Rachel Edelman
Daily Staff Reporter
Upper-level students will soon have
the opportunity to partake in one of the
University's most hands-on research
programs to gain first-hand experience
at of one of the country's largest
research universities.
The Undergraduate Research
Opportunity Program, which gives stu-
dents the opportunity to work with fac-
ulty members on various research pro-
jects while receiving course credit or
work-study grants, is expanding this
year to include third and fourth-year
students. Previously only first and sec-
ond-year students were able to take part
in the program,
"We're excited that we're able to4
expand the opportunity to include
juniors and seniors," said UROP
Director Sandy Gregerman. "We're
interested in giving students who may
not have had a chance to take part do SA sop
research later on." ject des
The deadline for junior and senior
applications is this Friday. have an
"A lot of freshman and sophomores what's g
don't know the research opportunities that LSAj
are out there," said LSA junior Lauren peer me
Ernst, a UROP peer adviser. "They're give ju
more likely to be more assertive during researc
theirjunior or senior years." chancel
Students who were waitlisted for the beforee
program, transfer students and those not "It'sg
aware of or unable to take part in the very cl
program during their first two years, advanta
now have a chance to apply. had," F
"This is expanding the goal of UROP. Whil
It expands students' options -- they hundred

tv member, a position she has held throughout her
nine-year tenure as the first woman to head the
University's largest college.
Provo.t Nancy Cantor said she is "very disap-
pointed about the news" because she knows
Goldenberg was anxious to start her job in Texas
on Oct. 1.
"She would have been an excellent provost and
member of the university community:' Cantor said.
"We are encouraged to know that Dean
Goldenberg's health issues will be resolved, and
we look forward with confidence to her continued
engagement in the life of the University of

Michigan' Cantor said.
Goldenberg, one of the five final
University's presidential search in 199
down as dean of the College of Literatu
and the Arts last month afiter announci
ignation in April.
Larry Faulkner, president of the Un
Texas at Austin, said he is sad
Goldenberg's decision, but understand
cannot take the provost job at this time
"She has my fullest wishes for the qu
sible recovery" Faulkner wrote in an e
sage addressed to his colleagues.

"I deeply regret, too. the university will
ists in the not enjoy the advantages of her experience
96, stepped and leadership in the years ahead," Faulkner
ire, Science said.
ng her res- Plans are being made to find a replacement for
Goldenberg's post . Faulkner wrote in the message.
niversity of Prior to sefving as LSA dean, Goldenberg
Idened by headed the University's Institute of Public
is why she Policy, which later becanie the School of Public
uickest pos- Patricia Gurin currently is the ILSA interim dean
-mail mes- and a search is being conducted for Goldenberg's
permanent replacement.
U Board scheduled to
vote on two new vice-
presidential positions
By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
The University Board of Regents
h> is scheduled to meet today and


homore Amy Wong, left, LSA first-year student Lauren Rubinfeld and ISA first-year student Dave Wemy look over pro-
criptions with administrative assistant Carmencita Princen In the UROP office yesterday.

nother two years to figure out
going on,' Ernst said.
junior Abdiel Fuentes, a UROP
entor, said the expansion will
uniors and seniors valuable
h experience, as well as the
to make important connections
entering the workforce.
guided my efforts and gave me a
ose mentor .. I feel I have an
ge that other students haven't
Luentes said.
e Gregerman anticipates a few
d junior and senior participants,

the majority of UROP students will still
be first and second-year students.
"For a lot ofjuniors, this will be more
of an independent research experience,"
Gregerman said. "Many have already
done research work."
The expansion allows students who
are working on honors theses, as well as
other interested students, the opportuni-
ty to receive funding and guidance.
UROP offers work-study grants, course
credit and provides funding on an indi-
vidual basis for travel and research

"The program was a great help because
it provided desperately needed financial
support for research that I found interest-
ing, but wouldn't have been a part of oth-
erwise,"said LSA senior Saladin Ahmed,
a former UROP student.
UROP implemented a small pilot
program last year through in which
about 50 upper-level students were
admitted to UROP After the program's
initial success, UROP sent a sample
mailing to about 1,000 students, to
which many students expressed inter-

tomorrow morning for the first time
since its business-heavy July meet-
The board does not meet in the month
of August.
The portion of the meeting reserved
for public comments will begin at 4 p.m.
in the Regents' Room of the Fleming
Administration Building. The remainder
of the meeting is planned for tomorrow
morning at 9:30, also in the Regents'
The regents moved this month's
meeting dates from the routine
Thursday and Friday schedule to
Wednesday and Thursday because
University President Lee Bollinger
plans to attend the inauguration cere-
mony for Wayne State University's new
president this Friday.
The regents will be asked to
approve two key administration
positions created by Bollinger last
week - vice president for govern-
ment relations and vice president
and secretary. Bollinger nominated
Cynthia Wilbanks to the government
position and Lisa Tedesco as secre-
The board also is expected to
approve Marvin Krislov as vice presi-
dent and general counsel and Liz Barry
as associate vice president and deputy
general counsel.
Regent Shirley McFee (R-Battle
Creek) said that although she has just
returned from a trip and has been
unable to read through the large
amount of September regental material
she received in the mail, she has not
been made aware of anything out-of-
"Usually, I'm advised in advance if
there's going to be a sticky wicket,
McFee said.
The regents also will receive sev-
eral informational pieces at this
month's meeting, including the
1998-99 fiscal year budget they
approved in July and a full report on
fiscal year 1997-98 from indepen-
dent auditors.

Experts: job market still good for grads

By Kelly O'Connor .
For the Daily
The University's international stu-
dents may be the only students who are
feeling the effects of an unstable global
economy, as some economics experts
say the Asian economic crisis has little
effect on the domestic job market.
Along with the Dow Jones Industrial
Index's enormous plunges, the economies
of Japan, Russia and other countries in
Southeast Asia have experienced major
economic downturns in the past months.
"Clearly, these economic issues affect
the foreign students at the University;'
said associate economics Prof. Linda
Tesar. "They may experience a problem in
the job market if they wish to return to
their home country for work."
E. Han Kim, a professor of finance
and international business, said recent
college graduates are among the hardest
hit during an economic crisis.
Engler: edu
RICHMOND, Mich. (AP) - Gov.
John Engler told suburban business
leaders on Monday that Detroit's high
dropout rate is a serious problem in an
era when education holds the key to
individual and state success.
Engler has proposed giving Detroit
parents the power to take over and run
public schools if they believe they can
be better managed. The so-called "free-
dom schools" plan would require leg-
islative approval.
"I've been causing a little ruckus by
talking about this publicly," Engler told
the Richmond Area Chamber of

"Students at schools in Korea and
Japan, for instance, are having an
incredibly hard time finding work at
companies in their own country," Kim
said. This is why many students decide
to study abroad in America, hoping to
wait out the economic crisis."
Due to the depreciation of the dol-
lar, many international students
attending the University will find it
hard to afford tuition, said Zahir
Ahmed, director of the University's
International Center.
"Surprisingly, the University has not
yet seen a decline in admission because
of the international economy" Ahmed
said. "However, this will be an issue for
families. Fortunately, banks are now
able to offer more loaning options to
international students in ways they were
not able to before,"
Another concern of students is the
affect economic instability will have on
Commerce. Richmond, a city of 4,100,
is in northern Macomb County and is
friendly turf for the Republican gover-
nor seeking a third four-year term in
Only 30 percent of Detroit high
school freshmen graduate on schedule
four years later, Engler said.
"Seventy percent of those who are
ninth graders will never make it down
the aisle and get a diploma;' he said.
"You aren't going to be successful if
you don't stay in school"
The audience included dozens of
Richmond High School students.

U.S. college graduates searching for a job.
"There is a possibility that students
graduating in the spring will be affect-
ed," said economics Prof. Matthew
Shapiro. "Many investment firms in the
U.S. are getting more conservative in
their investment and hiring. There is a
definite fear of a more significant drop
in the market."
International economic problems
may be having a positive effect on the
U.S. job market, some experts say.
"The American economy has experi-
enced a boom during this time of Asian
and Russian economic slowdown," Kim
said. "Prices for Asian exports, in particu-
lar, are very low, and this allows the U.S.
to buy more cheaply. It also holds down
"Because of this general economic
boom, the job market for American col-
lege graduates is also in good standing"
Ultimately, it seems that time-honored

strategies for job hunting still apply.
"For most students, the job search
depends on pounding the pavement and
putting together a resume that is
impressive," Shapiro said. "These
things will impact a student's ability to
get a job much more than the global
economy will."
LSA first-year student Rob O'Lynnger
agrees that his credentials will be the
deciding factor in his job search.
"I do not worry about finding a job
after graduation," O'Lynnger said. "U
of M has a great reputation all over. I
don't think it will be a problem."
Even the reputation of the University
cannot guarantee students jobs after
"There really isn't anything a student
can do to guarantee a job. The best
thing is just to get a good education,
and prepare themselves with good, mar-
ketable job skills;' Tesar said.




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