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The Michigan Daily -- Frida. October 16. 1996 - 3

CRIME
Research samples
stolen from
Kresge Center
Valuable research samples were
stolen from the Kresge Medical
Research Center on Saturday after-
noon, Department of Public Safety
reports state.
Someone allegedly broke into the
research lab and stole samples that
were stored in the refrigerator.
One sample, which was 16 mouse
brains injected with a virus, was
removed from the freezer and trampled
#on.
All of the samples were valuable to
research, according to the caller,
reports state.
There are no suspects.
Pillow catches on
fire in West Quad
A pillow caught on fire in a West
,uadrangle residence hall room early
~onday, DPS reports state.
The pillow was placed outside of
the wall and the fire was extin-
guished.
Reports state a light that was
attached to the victim's bed was
turned on during the night and fell
against her pillow, causing it to
catch on fire.
The resident and owner of the pil-
low burnt her finger and was transport-
d to University Hospital's emergency
om.
Man caught
panhandling on
Graduate steps
A man was taken into custody by
DPS on Tuesday evening for panhan-
dling on the north steps of the Harlan
atcher Graduate Library.
After DPS ran a check was ran on
the man, DPS discovered the subject
was out on bound for marijuana pos-
session.
DPS attempted to take the subject
to Ann Arbor Police Department jail
but AAPD did not accept him due to
overcrowding.
The man was given a court date for
the end of this month.
&Ian approached by
armed suspects
DPS responded to a call Tuesday
evening from a man claiming two men
approached him and displayed a gun on
the Diag.
The caller said he was to far away to
see exactly what the men flashed but
believed it was a gun, DPS reports
te.
One of the suspects was described
as wearing a coat with a yellow lining
and the other suspect as wearing a coat
with a striped lining.
Once AAPD officers arrived on the
scene, the suspects were at Cava Java
on South University Avenue.
The suspects were questioned by
police and no weapon was found on the
suspects at the time.
Can apprehended
r embezzlement
A man who had a DPS arrest war-

rant for embezzlement was caught
Tuesday night by AAPD, DPS reports
state.
The suspect allegedly embezzled
$100 or less.
AAPD took the suspect to jail.
A couple of hours later, the sus-
A t's father arrived and posted bail for
s son.
Woman's bike
stolen near dorm
and replaced
A woman claimed her bike was
stolen, Monday by East Quadrangle
residence hall, DPS reports state,
The woman claimed someone stole
bike, which was in good condition
and replaced it with a bike of the same
model.
The new bike however, was in much
worse condition.
There are no suspects.
-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Nikita Easley.

'U' work-study students teach literacy

By Jaimie Winkler
Daily Staff Reporter
Work-study became linked to President
Clinton's initiatives in 1997 when Clinton initi-
ated the America Reads Challenge.
America Reads Challenge is a work-study
option for students in the University's work-
study programs who are interested in tutoring
children in kindergarten through third grade.
"The America Reads Challenge asks every
citizen to identify some activity ... that will help
a child become an accomplished reader," said
Carol Hampton Rasco, director of the America
Reads Challenge, in a welcome letter on the
Website.
University students tutor one child or a
small group in local elementary schools. Since
the program began last year, four tutoring sites
have been added to the schedule.
"We've chosen schools that need assistance
in reading," said Carolyn Schrodel, the
America Reads Challenge coordinator at the
University.
The schools decide which children partici-

pate, Schrodel said.
With the addition of new sites comes the
addition of almost 10 new tutors this year.
To become a tutor, standards must first
apply, then interview and go through seven
hours of training in the School of Education.
The organization wants to make sure the tutors
understand their obligations and commitments,
Schrodel said.
The program takes tutors' schedules and
tries to keep tutoring at convenient times for
teachers, tutors and children.
"We ask the tutors to make at least a year
commitment," Schrodel said,
Tutor David Diehl, an LSA junior, said he
enjoys participating in the America Reads
Program.
"It's kind of a chance to get off campus and
feel like you are doing something productive
with your time," Diehl said.
Diehl tutors two children at a Detroit ele-
mentary school. He teaches the kids their
alphabet using phonetic games.
"They're both really bright kids," Diehl said.

"There is a lot of flexibility in what you can do
with a Child"
- Christina Milhouse
Education senior

Closer to home, in Ypsilanti. students work
alongside teachers at the Thurston Early
Development Center.
Education senior Christina Milhouse said
she uses rhyming games and pneumonic
devices while staying away from memorization
to teach her students concepts of letters and
words.
"There is a lot of flexibility in what you can
do with a child," Milhouse said.
This year the program itself has become
more structured, but teaching methods are more
liberal, Milhouse said,
In 1994, 40 percent of fourth-graders failed
to demonstrate basic reading skills. This was

somentmes due to learning disabilities or lack of
initiative on the parents' part, according to the
Website,
"There has probably been a decline in read-
ing preparedness" Schrodel said.
The Website also offers ideas for parents to
kick-start reading as well as research on the
effectiveness of tutoring and personal attention
on children's reading dCvelopment
M ilhouse said one program is a learning
experience for both st udent and tutor.
"You don't have t o be an education major to
want to do this:' Milhouse said, "Just try to
enjoy in and be creative It is very worth the
challenge."

Sing your heart out!

Universities deal with
computer-aided cheating

By Susan T. Port
Daily Staff Reporter
The University, along with higher
education institutions nationwide, is
learning to cope with a new threat to
academic integrity - students plagia-
rizing material from the World Wide
Web.
Informational Technology Division
Director of Policy Virginia Rezmierski
said students and faculty should follow
the state copyright regulations and well
as those of the University to prevent
cheating.
"Cheating is cheating," Rezmierski
said. "It does not make a difference if
it's on a computer."
The University's policy on comput-
er-aided cheating has penalties ranging
from a grade reduction to failing and
suspension of Internet privileges.
Many cases of Internet plagiarism,
Rezmierski said, are dealt with by the
professor, so there is not a known num-
ber of computer-aided cheating inci-
dents at the University.
She said students should look at the
information on the Web with a critical
eye.
"The Net is an incredible resource
of a lot of good material," Rezmierski
said. "The sad thing is we need to be on
the Web all the time. We are overdoing
it."
Other universities also face the
problem of Internet-aided cheating,
and many of them impose stiff
penalties.
Barbara Copland, Pennsylvania
State University's associate director of
Judicial Affairs, said students caught
plagiarizing from the Web may have
their e-mail accounts revoked.
Copland said cutting and pasting
text and pictures from the Web without

the permission is an increasing prob-
lem.
"It's growing leaps and bounds
every year," Copland said,
Rezmierski said students who take
information from the Web for academic
purposes without permission may not
think before they act.
"It's so easy to take material and
move it by cutting and pasting,"
Rezmierski said. "It's the ease of the
use that causes people to do things
without thinking"
Luke Flaherty, director of student
academic services for the University of
Iowa's College of Liberal Arts, said
once a student has committed a cheat-
ing offense they will be on disciplinary
probation until graduation.
"If someone has committed acade-
mic misconduct the professor makes a
record and will probably fail the student
or downgrade the person," Flaherty
said. "This school has zero tolerance for
cheating."
Flaherty said students are taught
from the beginning of their college
careers of what is considered cheating.
He added that in their first meeting with
a college adviser they learn what con-
stiiutes cheating. A mandatory English
course teaches students how to research
and what to do with work that is not
their own.
"They can't use the excuse, 'I didn't
know this was cheating,"' Flaherty said.
"Every college syllabus explains the
faculty's position on cheating, or pla-
giarism."
Flaherty said if a student commits a
second offense than the punishment is
expulsion.
"We have several cases reported
annually," Flaherty said. "We have
annual reports from departments. We

manage the best we can."
Scott Grant, associate technology
professor at Purdue University, teaches
a course on how to use information
from the Web
"I teach students about copyright up
front" Grant said, "We want our stu-
dents to be able to surf the Web."
Grant said employers are placing an
"emphasis on looking for students with
savvNy, good searching skills,"
But he added that many students
may copy Mickey Mouse from a Web
page without realizing the copyright
laws.
"People do that all the time," Grant
said.
Copland said many students who
violate Penn State's policy may go
unreported
"We can't catch everybody,"
Copland said. "Preventive measures
need to be taken for instructors and pro-
fessors to be aware of what's available
in their field."
Copland speaks to Penn State class-
es on the issue of academic integrity.
"We need to impress upon stu-
dents that it's up to their own integri-
ty to monitor themselves," Copland
said.
Students should realize their grades
in a class are going to be negatively
affected if they allow their fellow stu-
dents to cut and paste from the Web,
Copland said.
"Students don't have an equal
chance at a grade if (professors and
students) allow some to cheat,"
Copland said.
Rezmierski said the University
expects academic integrity from all
students, and it should not need to
have a policy regarding Internet pla-
giarism.

DANA LINNANL/Daly
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship band members, Ross Hunefeld and Cheryl Um
perform yesterday in front of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.
RegOens discus
co-%ncernos at ltot

By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
Students on the University of
Michigan-Flint campus could be
spotted studying outside on tables and
on the campus' green areas yesterday,
just as students in Ann Arbor did.
Students on the Flint campus ate and
relaxed with friends in the campus'
University Pavilion yesterday, just as
students in Ann Arbor ate and relaxed
in the Michigan Union.
But on average, students on the two
campuses do not have the same college
experiences. The University's Flint
campus does not house students - it is
strictly a commuter school.
During its annual visit to Flint, the
University Board of Regents learned
about the campus' distinct characteris-
tics, as well as the connections between
Ann Arbor and Flint.
Political science Prof. Peggy Kahn
spoke to the board about an issue that
she said could threaten the education of
several hundred students on the Flint
campus.
A significant number of students
receive state-funded welfare in
Genessee County through a program
called Project Zero. Currently, program
participants are required to work at ajob
at least 30 hours each week, Kahn said.
She said the state Legislature may
raise the number of minimum hours or
required work time to 40 hours per
week. What is problematic, Kahn said,
is the program does not consider a stu-
dent's class work load.
This places several hundred of the
Flint campus' students - especially
women who are trying to raise children,
as well as working and getting an edu-
cation - in a difficult position.
Several students from Kahn's

"Women and Work" class who attended
the regents' meeting said this means
many women will have to choose
between educating themselves and car-
ing for their children, which is an unfair
predicament.
Michaell Crews, a political science
junior, said the board seemed to brush
off the subject Kahn raised.
"It kind of didn't show very much
concern for our campus" Crews said.
But Regent Rebecca McGowan (D-
Ann Arbor) said the information Kahn
presented was devastating and trouble-
some.
"I don't know what the answer is to
that," McGowan said.
During a presentation titled "U-M-
Flint - It's Unique Contributions,"
Beverly Schmoll, interim chancellor of
the Flint campus, gave the board and
the University's executive officers an
overview of the campus' student popu-
lation.
"We think its special that we can
serve students who commute who
might not otherwise have access to the
University of Michigan," she said.
More than 6,600 students attend the
University's Flint campus. 732 students
are in their first year and 777 are trans-
fer students.
Women account for 60 percent of the
student population and 23 is the aver-
age age for a student at Flint.
The campus has seen an increase in
enrollment of 42.9 percent since 1994.
Tendaji Ganges, the campus' execu-
tive director of educational opportunity
initiatives, said the regents' visit to the
Flint campus is important for several
reasons.
"All too often, you see the flagship
institution, but you don't see the elements
that make it strong," Ganges said.

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