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Prof. lectures on
Music theory and women's stud-
ies Prof. Nadine Hubbs will give a
talk titled "Sanctioning a Stereo-
type; or, It Turns Out, in the 20th
Century 'Music' and 'Queer' Were
Fairly Interchangeable," today at
noon in the Kuenzel Room of the
Michigan Union. The event is spon-
sored by the Institute for the
History of 'U,
museums to be
Biology Prof. Thomas Moore will
give a lecture, titled "Creation of
the University's Museums:
Ornithologist J.B. Steere's 1870
Worldwide Expedition" today at 3
p.m. in the University Detroit
Observatory meeting room on 1398
E. Ann St.
A2 to hold forum
on divestment
from Israel
There will be a discussion titled
"Community Forum on the Ques-
tion of Divestment from Israel"
today at 6:30 p.m. in the multipur-
pose room of the Ann Arbor District
Library on South Fifth Avenue. Four
local speakers will present argu-
ments for and against a proposal
that the city divest from companies
that do business in Israel. A public
comment period will follow the
Cultural Film
Series debuts
Czech film
There will be a showing of the film
"The Shop on Main Street" today at
7:30 p.m. in the Pierpont Commons
Lounge on North Campus as part of
the Cultural Film Series. The film,
which is based on the life of a Slovak
man during the Nazi occupation of
Czechoslovakia, was the first Czecho-
slovakian film to win an Academy
Psychiatry prof.
to talk on delirium
University psychiatry Prof. Bar-
bara Kamholz will give a give a talk
titled "Delirium: New Ways Toward
Prediction and Treatment" tomorrow
at noon at the Maternal-Child Health
Center Auditorium at C.S. Mott
Children's Hospital. This free talk is
sponsored by the University Health
Video to present
life and work of
Jan Vermeer
The life and work of Dutch artist
Jan Vermeer will be explored in a
showing of the film "Vermeer: Light,
Love, and Science" tomorrow at
12:10 p.m. in the Audio Visual Room
of the University Museum of Art. The
video will analyze the economic, sci-
entific and political context of Ver-
meer's work along with some of his
most celebrated works. It is part of an
ongoing series of art video showings
at the University Museum of Art. This
month's focus is on the art of the

Free Press
hockey writer to
read at Borders
Former Michigan Daily managing
sports editor Nicholas Cotsonika will
give a free reading of his book "Hock-
ey Gods" tomorrow at 7 p.m at the
Borders on East Liberty Street. Cot-
sonika, who covers hockey for the
Detroit Free Press, will read from his
inside story about the Detroit Red
Wings, the 2002 Stanley Cup champi-
ons. A signing will follow the event.
University groups
give free concert
There will be a free performance by
the University Symphony Orchestra,
Chamber Choir and Orpheus Singers
tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the Power Center.
Prof. Kenneth Kiesler will conduct the
program, which will include one of the
first performances since 1940 of James
Johnson's opera De Organizer, recently
restored by Prof. James Dapogny. Ger-
man composer Carl Orff's Carmina
Burana will also be performed.
Medical School
atuehnts givA gift

Students: Yale president
violated school policies

By Autumn Brown
Daily Staff Reporter

Students at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. are
anticipating a formal response from the school's president,
Richard Levin, in response to accusations by more than 70
students that Levin violated and misrepresented the
school's bylaws.
Levin was also accused of engaging in "physical restric-
tion, intimidation, and coercion of students for their advoca-
cy of unpopular views." If he is found
guilty of the allegations, he could face
expulsion from the school, students fil-
ing the complaints said.
Specifically, the students cite an
incident in which two undergraduate
students were detained for distributing
leaflets to parents during Parents'
Weekend at Yale. The leaflets support-
ed disgruntled employees within the
college community. The labor disputes
between a local union and the president Levin
involve the renewal of a labor contact which expired in
January 2002.
According to a statement released by Yale students yester-
day, the president listed three separate documents that pro-
hibited students from distributing leaflets. The students said
that such references to flyering are nonexistent among uni-
versity documents.
Yale senior Abbey Hudson is a member of the Undergrad-
uate Organizing Committee, created by some of the students
who have chosen to file four charges against the president.
"When I first came to Yale, I expected a mecca of open
dialogue, but this hasn't happened with free expression. If I
put out an expression that is not popular, I may be detained,"
she said.
The students who have filed complaints against the presi-
dent had attempted to voice their concerns on various occa-
sions, without receiving a satisfactory response from Yale's
administration, Yale freshman Tom Frampton said. Framp-
ton was one of the two students detained by the police at
Parents' Weekend this year. He also designed the statement
of charges filed by the students.
Hudson said that she believed that the miscommunication

was deliberate. "They say they will talk to you, but when
they have a set position, they won't talk to you," she said.
During a rally Thursday, students walked into the pres-
ident's office with the intention of presenting the state-
ment to Levin, but were told that the president had
stepped out.
Hudson said Levin walked into the building while the
rally was still in progress, but when questioned about his
position regarding the charges brought against him, the
president's alleged response was, "If you are going to
treat me as a criminal, don't I have the right to remain
Yale freshman Josh Eidelson said he expected a delayed
response from the president.
"I didn't expect that he would respond right away. My
guess is that he is still formulating how he will respond,"
Eidelson said.
Frampton said several other student groups as well as
individuals have filed charges against the president over the
"The fact that the people are adding their names conveys
the fact that students have found out about it and the
increasing number of students filing charges is indicative of
the support we are getting," he said.
Yale junior Ben Healy, a member of the Board of Alder-
man, a division of the New Haven city council, said he
anticipates that the administration will follow up to investi-
gate the allegations and will hold a hearing to determine
their validity.
"Further violations by any member of the community are
not appropriate as the university should live up to the ideals
that people hold of it," Healy said.
Referring to the alleged statement made by Levin as the
president was walking through the rally, Eidelson said that
the president's statement was very revealing.
"When students presented statements, he saw that as
criminalizing him. I wish that he had showed the level of
concern he showed with the university charges being
brought against him as he did with the students who were
arrested or detained," Eidelson said, adding the president
was misusing his authoritative power.
"He is using the power of arrest utilized against those
who dissent, those who pursue unpopular view and those
who are working for a change at this university" he said.

LSA senior Dan Norton (left) edits a movie he directed.SA senior
Mitch McLachlin (right) was the cinematographer for the film.
Kevorkian appeals
murder co-nvctivion,-,

DETROIT (AP) - An appeal seek-
ing to overturn the conviction of
assisted-suicide advocate Jack
Kevorkian is pending in federal court
and could be addressed as early as
January, Kevorkian's attorney said
The appeal claiming that Kevorkian
received an unfair trial and citing a
host of errors in its handling was filed
about five months ago, and the state
has until Dec. 31 to file its response,
attorney Mayer Morganroth said.
After that, U.S. District Judge Nancy
Edmunds in Detroit can either grant
the request, deny it or set an eviden-
tiary hearing, he said.
Kevorkian has exhausted all of his
appeals at the state level.
In earlier filings, lawyers described

Kevorkian as a frail old man who may
die while his conviction is on appeal.
They said "seriously high" blood
pressure had put the retired Michi.T
gan pathologist in danger of a stroke*
and that he had suffered broken ribs:
in falls.
Kevorkian, 74, is serving a 10- tc.*
25-year sentence for the 1998 injection"
death of Thomas Youk, 52, who suf-
fered from Lou Gehrig's disease.
The death was videotaped and
shown on national television.
Kevorkian described it as a "mercy
killing," but a jury in Michigan con-.
victed him of second-degree murder.
Michigan authorities say Kevorkian,
who has been locked in state prisons
since April 1999, has access to high-
quality medical care.

Recent drop in doctoral
degrees reflects market


By Kyle Brouwer
For the Daily

According to a recent survey, Michi-
gan's public and private schools are
turning out fewer doctoral degrees.
From 1998 to 2001, the number of stu-
dents acquiring Ph.D.s dropped 11 per-
cent, from 1,509 to 1,343, according to
the annual survey conducted by the
University of Chicago.
Karen Klomparens, dean of the
Michigan State University's graduate
school, said the economy most likely
played a role in the decline.
"We have more grad students,
including more doctoral students, than
we've had in a decade enrolled right
now, so the number graduating proba-
bly reflects the job market more than
students' lack of desire for the degree,"
Klomparens said.
in m urders
CLEVELAND (AP) - A man train-
ing to be a Franciscan brother was
charged yesterday with killing a
Roman Catholic priest whose burned
body was found in his office, the
police chief said.
Daniel Montgomery, 37, had com-
forted parishioners on Saturday as the
body of the Rev. William Gulas was
removed from the rectory of St. Stanis-
laus Church.
"The flames were that high, I could
not do anything," he said then.
When he saw the fire, he said he
didn't realize the pastor was inside. "I
couldn't hear him, he was probably
overcome by the flames by the time I
got there," Montgomery said.
Montgomery was charged with
aggravated murder and aggravated
arson, Police Chief Edward Lohn said.
He was to be arraigned today.
Gulas, 68, pastor of St. Stanislaus
for nine years, was shot once in the
chest Saturday before the fire was set,
the Cuyahoga County coroner said.
According to preliminary investiga-
tion, he also had been struck on the
top of his head, Coroner Elizabeth
Balraj said.
Police yesterday did not immediately
offer a possible motive.
Authorities had not determined the

Klomparens said more students have
been enrolled in more time-consuming
programs like interdisciplinary doctor-
al programs and dual major programs
as well. The job market currently has
a comparably lower amount of oppor-
tunities for graduating scholars, so stu-
dents are more willing to stay in
school longer, she said.
At the University of Michigan, the
state's largest producer of doctoral
degrees, the decline was sharper.
There were 687 degrees awarded in
1998, falling to 565 last year, nearly an
18 percent drop, the survey showed.
This drop stems from a decision in
the mid-1990s to limit the number of
doctoral students in the humanities and
social sciences, said Earl Lewis, dean
of the Rackham School of Graduate
"We realize that in a few instances

we were admitting far more students
than we could support or mentor well,"
Lewis said.
The drop also reflects decisions stu-
dents made on their own, Lewis said.
"The '90s were heady times and a
number of students dropped out of
graduate school or elected not to enroll
because they sensed they could find
ready employment," he said.
Brian Hulsebus, president of Rack-
ham Student Government, offers a dif-
ferent explanation for the decline.
"The challenges faced by graduate stu-
dents have increased over the past few
years," he said. He added doctoral stu-
dents have to accomplish something
new and innovative to be awarded a
doctoral degree.
"As years go by, it takes more work
to make a significant impact on their
field of study," he said.




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