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university procedure. She flung it on the
floor and danced on it," he said. He
referred to the policy and also Neuman's
position on the SSHRC board of gover-
nors, which he said should have been
informed about the complaint because it
helped fund the research. "She was in a
conflict of interest."
But Pavlich said, "the dean was
authorized to take a matter and deal
with it," adding that now complaints
similar to this would go to the vice
president for research or a department
head before the dean.
He said no policy dictated that
SSHRC receive a copy of the com-
plaint, and when SSHRC eventually
decided to investigate the complaint,
UBC complied and Neuman removed
herself from the investigation.
Contrary to Arbuckle's claims,
Pavlich said Neuman's SSHRC posi-
tion did not pose a conflict of interest
because SSHRC had not directly
received a complaint.
"SSHRC enters into an agreement
with each university. SSHRC has the
choice to scrutinize the procedures
done locally at each university," Pavlich
said. SSHRC found that "it was appro-

priately dealt with."
SSHRC has since reopened the
investigation upon the request of
Canadian Parliament member Svend
Robinson, who prompted SSHRC's ini-
tial investigation. Arbuckle initiated the
reopening after he learned more about
to the board "e he a6 p!
of governors,
which he She's a woo
said has cre- , Sh
ated a con- ViSion.l She
flict of inter-
est way throug
said many problems".
members UBC Associ
and others
w i t h
absolutely no connection to Neuman
have reviewed her procedures and all
have determined that she did not mis-
conduct herself.
"The problem with some people is
they can't accept the results,"
Pavlich said. "It's finished, it's con-
Arbuckle speculated that someone
within the UBC or SSHRC system
"dumped-off" Neuman on the


University or that Neuman left to avoid
more controversy.
Wading through
differing sides
In choosing to recommend Neuman,
the University's search committee
gerhouse, actions in
matters con-
ian of cerning UBC
procedure and
sees her decided that
her actions
had been
-- Susanne Egan Prof. and
ite English Professor LSA Dean
S e a r c h
Committee Chair Bill Rosenberg said he
thoroughly researched Neuman's back-
ground - including meeting with many
UBC faculty and staff members - and
does not share Arbuckle's opinion.
"She was a very reluctant candidate,
Rosenberg said. "There was no reason
for her to leave UBC."
The committee was fully aware of
Neuman's involvement with the SSHRC
and faculty contract situations, but
thought Neuman handled the situations
well, Rosenberg said, basing his opinions
on conversations with UBC officials.
"I have no evidence she did not fol-
low university policy," Rosenberg said.
Arbuckle said Neuman is responsi-
ble for getting rid of UBC's French
department, making it a part of a larger
foreign language department.
But UBC associate English Prof.
Susanne Egan said Neuman has given
tremendous support to the arts depart-
ment which has suffered from severe
underfunding and is well respected
among the faculty.-
"She's a powerhouse," Egan said.
"She's a woman of vision. She sees her
way thr'ough problems."
Ryan Marshall, president of UBC's
student government and a UBC
senior, also said Neuman has been an

asset to the arts departmen
done a fantastic job of defer
arts to the president," he sE
refuses to be walked over
that's an asset."
Arbuckle, however, said1
temper, her mediocre academ
and her dislike for small clas
students or less - make her
unlikely choice for such a p
position as she is expected to b
fall at the University.
"She can't possibly be the n
ified person in North A
Arbuckle said.
But Rosenberg is very con
University made the correct d
"One of Dean Neumar
admirable qualities is that she i
ted to excellence across the in
Rosenberg said. "This cannot
generate some dissidence,
especially among less able me
the faculty. We know that her
efforts at improving UBC crea
tance and some controversy."
Rosenberg also said Neum
under contract at UBC and l
the middle of her tenure is no
mon. Former LSA Dea
Goldenberg also left in ther
her tenure.
"We want someone who is
scholar," Rosenberg said, ad
deans at the end of their tenu
be worn out.
He called Neuman's experic
for what the dean search c
was seeking.
University Provost Nancj
echoed Rosenberg's commer
Neuman's handling of the com
conflict of interest situations, a
cases like this frequently focus
with great responsibility.
"I have complete confiden
this case has been handled fo
three years, initially by Dr. Ne
subsequently by the UBC lel
sel," Cantor said. SSHRC "
university helpful in its inv
and, indeed, found no basis fo
against the faculty member o

nding the
aid. "She
. To me,
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seem an groups with a political agenda, ranging from environmentalists to gay-rights advo-
restigious cates and socialists.
egin next Though the amounts of money at stake are small, the issue of who receives mam-
tory student fees has become an ideological battleground on many campuses.
nost qual- Young conservatives have attacked these fees as a violation of their First
America," Amendment rights. They say they should not be forced to subsidize groups whose
message they oppose.
fident the Supporting the mandatory fees, university officials and liberal advocates say
ecision. the First Amendment is strengthened, not violated, when a broad array of groups
n's most can publish magazines and bring speakers to campus.
s commit- The conservatives won an important victory in October when the U.S. Court of
istitution," Appeals in Chicago struck down the mandatory fees at the University of Wisconsin.
help but Students there are required to pay a fee ofS 166 per semester. While most of the
however, money funds services such as the university health center and shuttle buses, a
embers of tion is distributed by the student government to private groups. They includee
energetic UW Greens, an environmental lobby; the International Socialist Organization; and
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Nichols faces
murder charges in
Nichols, serving a life sentence for his
federal conviction as a conspirator in
the Oklahoma City bombing, was
charged yesterday with first-degree
murder in state court.
The Michigan native could face the
death penalty if convicted.
Nichols is in prison for the deaths
of eight law enforcement officers.
District Attorney Bob Macy had
long promised to file state charges
in the deaths of the 160 other people
killed when a truck bomb tore
through the nine-story office build-
Macy filed 163 counts against
Nichols. In addition to the 160 first-
degree murder charges, he accused
Nichols of one count of first-degree
manslaughter for the death of an
unborn child, one count of conspiracy
to commit murder and one count of

aiding and counseling in the placing of
a substance or bomb near a public
Troubled weapon
suffers another nss
A much-troubled weapon being
developed and tested by the Army to
guard field troops against missile attack
suffered its sixth consecutive miss yes-
terday, calling the costly system into fur-
ther question and clouding Pentagon
plans for a broader missile defense.
Senior Pentagon officials were
encouraged that the interceptor,
launched from a test range in
Mexico, came closer to hitting an air-
borne target than previous shots. But at
a news conference, they said they had
little idea why the failure occurred or
what its impact will be on future tests
of the Theater High-Altitude Area
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Strong earthquake
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NEW DELHI - A severe earthquake
struck India's Himalayan foothills early
yesterday, killing 51 people and shaking
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reports and officials said.
India's seismological department
measured the quake at a magnitude of
6.8, which it described as powerful
enough to be "severe and damaging.' It
lasted close to 40 seconds.
The epicenter was in a remote area
of the Kumaon hills in the state of Uttar
Pradesh, about 75 miles east of the city
of Dehra Dun and 185 miles from New
B. M. Vohra, the commissioner of
Dehra Dun district, told The Associated
Press that 36 people died at Chamoli.
Sixty-two houses also were destroyed.
Another 15 people were killed in
nearby Rudraprayag, Press Trust of
India news agency said.
The death toll was likely to rise as
reports came in from remote villages.

Vohra said 10 medical teams and two
helicopters had left for the area to aid
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IMF, Russia agree
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MOSCOW - After months of toth
negotiations, Russia won an agreert
in principle yesterday on a new loan
from the IMF that could save the country
from a disastrous default on its existing
debt to the financial institution and win it
some economic breathing space.
Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov
promised that, in exchange, his govern-
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