The Michigan Daily - Friday, December 10, 1999- 3
NCAA, CBS contract may
benefit Division II, III schools
,damage to house
A blaze, which gutted the third floor
of 419 Hamilton Pl. on Wednesday
night, caused an estimated $50,000
worth of damage to the third floor of the
home, said Ann Arbor Fire Department
Fire Marshall Scott Rayburn.
The fire, caused by unattended can-
dles, erupted at about 11:45 p.m.
AAFD was called to the scene at
around midnight and extinguished the
-re within 15 minutes. The first and
Mcond floor of the home were not
The residence houses six students.
The resident staying on the third floor
of the house was in his home at the
time, but not in his room. The resident
living in the third floor lost all of his
possessions in the fire.
Queens College President Allen Lee
Sessoms denied Wednesday that he
made derogatory comments against
remedial students at the college.
Sessoms suggested that the allegations
were blown out of proportion by the
City of New York faculty union
because of an up-coming election.
? I This is being set up by the Union,"
Sessoms said. "There is an election
coming up and I think they need an
issue to stir things up" he added.
Sessoms alleged that the controversy
about his supposed comments was dri-
ven by Barbara Bowen, an English pro-
fessor who is planning to run against
Sessoms in April.
Bowen denied any involvement in
ublicizing the controversy. "I absolutely
not stir this issue up," she said. "The
reason for the controversy about
President Sessoms' reported remarks is
that the remarks themselves are so inap-
propriate for a college president that they
have not been contradicted by a public
denial, retraction, or apology."
Bowen said that the reason he had
not made a public retraction or state-
ment was due to the media's failure to
Panel finds failing
A 10 member panel at Harvard
University has found the school's men-
tal health services understaffed and
inefficiently coordinated after an eight-
month study. The committee's findings
*the result of interviews with about
75 students and administrators and a
study of mental health resources across
Harvard's nine faculties.
The group concluded that Harvard
should concentrate on training its fac-
ulty and residential staff and building
stronger communication between men-
tal Jealth providers across campus.
Another of the committee's recom-
mendations was the creation of an II
member Student Health Coordinating
ard to aid in compiling information
about health services at the university,
"The most significant element of
this report is putting thd student needs
first," said Harvard Provost Harvey
company fined for
Kraemer Brothers Construction has
ieceived a fine of $19,000 after being
found responsible for the collapse of
the Rennebohm Pharmacy Building
buiiding at the University of Wisconsin
at Madison on June 9.
The Occupational Safety and Health
Administration leveled the fine for the
accident, which injured ten people
"There was a problem with the way
m set up the support," Bruce Braun,
assistant chancellor said: "The sup-
port is a reliable system if set up right,"
l raun added.
OSHA ruled that the system, which is
used to hold wet cement, was incapable
of carrying the maximum intended load.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
By Marta Brill
Daily Staff Reporter
Although the NCAA announced an
11-year, $6-billion contract with CBS
sports earlier this year, it is still debat-
able how much of that money the
University will actually see,
The contract primarily guarantees the
rights to broadcast the NCAA men's
basketball tournament, but also will
include the promotion of other colle-
giate sports' championships,
"It is certainly not clear how the
money is going to be used," said
Education Prof. Percy Bates during the
University Board in Control of
Intercollegiate Athletics meeting last
night. Student athletes and universities
will benefit from the contract, but the
details have not yet been negotiated,
"The majority of funds do not trickle
down to institutions where it is needed,"
Athletic Director Tom Goss said.
There will be serious debate, Goss
said, about whether the money w ill be
spread to Division II and Di% ision Ill
schools, or allotted entirely to Division
I members. If the contract is expanded
to Division I1 and Division III schools,
it will decrease the amount of money
the University receives.
These discussions are just.the begin-
ning of the debate over how the $6 bil-
lion will be distributed, Percy said.
Goss also raised the question of how
the contract will affect NCAA women's
basketball, since the contract was made
primarily for the NCAA men's basket-
Board members also discussed the
upcoming Mock Rock fundraiser and
the possibility of a collegiate football
Mock Rock, sponsored by the
Student Athlete Advisory Council, will
be a lip-synch competition between ath-
letes. It is scheduled for Jan. 24.
Proceeds from fundraiser will go to
the Jeff Reese Scholarship, which was
created to commemorate Reese follow-
ing the Michigan wrestler's death Dec.
9, 1997. Reese collapsed after a strenu-
ous workout while wearing a rubber
suit to lose weight for competition in a
In discussions about the possibility
of a tournament schedule in college
football, Goss said the University does
not support the possibility of play-offs.
Extending the season and number of
games could have an adverse impact on
the physical health and academic per-
formance of student athletes, Goss said.
The team already has injured and phys-
ically fatigued players by the end of the
season and extending the season would
be detrimental to these athletes.
For a collegiate football play-off to
happen, each conference would need to
approve a proposal for the system.
Football is controlled primarily by indi-
vidual conferences, unlike basketball
which is controlled primarily by the
Students for Bush gather
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By Anna Clark - it's only a case of sheer numbers.
Daily Staff Reporter "Large flagship public universitie
The number of doctorate degrees are simply larger than any private uni
awarded last year in the United States versity, with few exceptions,
set a record for the 13th consecutive Schuster said. "But when you adjus
year with 42,683 dispersed, according the numbers, the private universitie
to the Survey of Earned Doctorates are proportionally turning out mor
recently released by the National graduates, relative to its undergradu
Opinion and Research Center at the ate population."
University of Chicago. At the University, Lewis said, abou
"It's a natural phenomenon," said 80 percent ofenrolled graduate stu
Jack Schuster, professor of education dents come from outside the state o
and public policy at Claremont Michigan.
Graduate University in Claremont, "Very few people remain at th
Calif. "Before 1985 there was about a same institution for their higher edu
decade when the number of doctorates cation," Lewis said. "Most believ
was flat. Now, we are in a natural rise." that a different institution will broad
Schuster cited three main reasons en their experience and perspective.
that helped to spark the increasing Other statistics showed that mor
number of doctorates - population minority and women student
growth, more doctoral programs received doctorate degrees in 1998
offered and the concurrent trend of than in any other year women took 42
international students coming to the percent of the Ph.D's and minoritie
United States for higher education. earned 14 percent.
But despite the increasing number NORC spokesperson Tom Hoffe
of doctorates, experts said they said in a written statement tha
expect the Ph.D. to maintain its value. minorities in the survey were defined
"I don't think we'll ever get to the as those of "Asian, Hispanic, black
point where Ph.D.'s are too common, and American Indian" ethnicity. He
said University of Michigan Rackham emphasized that for both women an
Graduate School Dean Earl Lewis. minorities the percentages refer only
"While we may be meeting our demand to U.S. citizens.
for academic jobs that require Ph.D.s in Schuster said that this fact wa
the United States, those with doctorates complimented by his own research, in
are expanding around the world and which he reported that 41 percent o
advancing the frontiers of knowledge. college faculty appointed to full time
Graduate education is our most valu- positions were women.
able export." "It's a slow moving pipeline," he
Schuster echoed Lewis' comments. said, "It takes a long time to improve
"There's a very tight academic the doctoral situation for minorities
labor market," he said. "There's a and women. But I believe we've
serious imbalance in that area. In improved significantly and I see n
almost all fields, there's more supply reason as to why we won't continue t
than demand. But more and more jobs improve."
are becoming available outside of the Continuing a trend, the report als
academy for Ph.D. candidates. I cer- stated that most degrees were award
tainly don't foresee any cheapening ed in the science and engineering
of the currency, so to speak." fields - at 27,272, these degrees
The report ranked the graduate made up about half of the total doc
schools according to the number of torates dispersed.
doctorates they awarded. Nine of the Lewis said that this reflects how th
top 10 ranked institutions are public nation is prioritizing graduate educa
universities, with the University of tion.
Texas at Austin listed at the top of the "The government has made it a pri
list, awarding 834 degrees last year ority to push the science and engi
and the University of Michigan neering fields. These numbers are th
ranked sixth, with 687 Ph.D's distrib- peoples response," he said.
uted. Hoffer said that the NORC survey
Both Lewis and Schuster said that is conducted annually for five federa
the numbers don't convey anything agencies, including the Nationa
significant about the difference Science Foundation and th
between private and public education Department of Education.
By Nick Bunkley
Daily Staff Reporter
Although polls of Michigan voters show presidential hope-
ful George W. Bush holding a commanding lead over the rest
of the Republican field, the Texas governor's grassroots cam-
paign in the state is just beginning to get off the ground.
While Bush's Michigan campaign chair, Republican Gov.
John Engler, has lined up nearly all of the state's political
leadership behind Bush, the East Lansing campaign office
has yet to get furniture for its growing staff,
"I have the phone number but the phone isn't hooked up
yet," Mandy Collins, a field representative for the state cam-
paign, said last night at the first mass meeting for the
Students for Bush group at the University.
To maintain the campaign's momentum through the Feb.
22 GOP primary and the November election, Collins said
Bush supporters across the state need to mobilize. Michigan
will be the first major state to hold a primary this spring.
"I don't want anyone to think that Michigan is done - that
we've won it, Collins said. "We're going to be kind of the
springboard for the rest of the nation. We want to win big here."
One of the campaign's first goals is to set up Students for
Bush groups on every university campus in the state, Collins
said, although she was unsure which schools do not have
groups organized already.
"We're going to get really rolling in the next couple of
weeks," she said.
Only about 15 students attended last night's meeting, but
Students for Bush co-Chair John Carter, an LSA first-year
student, said the group collected 85 names at its recruitment
table on the Diag yesterday. "We're expecting to get quite a
bit of involvement coming up, he said.
Like Collins, Carter rallied supporters by speaking in
terms of "when" - not "if" -- Bush will regain the White
House for Republicans.
"6ov. Bush is going to be the next president of the United
States. But he's going to need a lot of help," Carter said.
Students for Bush co-Chair Adam Killian, an LSA junior,
said Bush's gubernatorial experience would make for a
smooth transition into the presidency. If Texas were an inde-
p ndent nation, he said, it would have the world's I Ith largest
"Texans are serious about only two things -- football and
polities." said Killian, a native of Plano, Texas.
In January a group of Bush supporters from the University:
plans to travel to Iowa for a last-ditch campaign blitz before the
state: Jan. 24 first-in-the-nation caucus. At least 35 students
hase signed up for the all-expenses paid trip, Carter said.
If Bush wins the Republican nomination, Students for
Bush plans to work with the campus College Republicans on
the "1,000 for 2000" campaign, in which they hope to regis-
ter 1,000 conservative voters for the 2000 elections.
Students for Bush co-Chair Yvonne Humenay, an LSA
sophomore, said the two groups have to remain autonomous
until after the primaries because College Republicans can't
endorse one GOP candidate over another.
avad Mujabi did not not discuss censorship in Iran in his lecture Sunday. This was incorrectly reported in Monday's Daily.
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