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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, June 2, 1983 - Page 7
Minnesota bill to test foreign TAs
unanimously to create a committee taries which criticize liberal viewpoints
sign teaching assistants at the th, 60 chocolate lovers strggled to which would be devoted to planning and articles from the campus
ein tofhinnesstamghtb learn about the origin of Hershey bars, post-meeting parties for the'members. newspaper, The Daily Iowan, the 16-
rsity of Minnesota mightbt Another luxury of the California-life Recent conflicts among the school's page Review attempts to awaken the
ed to take an Ength flenc stet style, Botany 20 or "chocolate," was student senate members created ten- voice of conservative students said
scent bill in the stats legislature the most popular course for junkfood stdnseaem brscaede- voeofosraiesuetsad
s. addicts at Berkeleylast term. sion at the regular meetings and Review editor Jeffrey Renander.
. Lyndon Carlson (D-Minn) in- MORE THAN 800 students tried to sparked a four-hour debate on whether The Review is needed because most
ced the bill early this year after enroll in the class, in a rush "never seen to create the party committee. college newspapers, professors and
al students at the University com- before at the university," registration In addition to post-meeting parties, text books are too liberal, according to
d that foreign TAs could not officials said. Included in the course the five-member committee will plan Renander. The Review debuted May 6,
English well enough to teach ef- curriculum is the process of refining weekend bashes and picnics to en- dropping 6,000 copies on campus.
ely. cocoa into candy bars and how to courage student senate members to get Editors at the Daily Iowan said the
THOUGH the University screened market different kinds of chocolate, to know each other on a personal level. Review was not a threat to them for
Students in Botany 20 also learned The 60-member student senate has either news or advertising. The Iowan
about the problems of exporting and plans to visit a different bar following even welcomed the Review to the cam-
imo rting chocolate.' each weekly meeting. pus in an editorial.
The class met twice a week for lec- - The Independent Florida Alligator The Review is the fourth conser-
ture and students were required to read vative student paper among the Big
two books and a coursepack. Ten schools. In addition to the Michigan
The highlight of the semester was a Iowa launches Review, Northwestern University
iel tig hto the rscho te pant a O an erecently began publishing a right-wing
E osimEMMMiiiaiis field trip to the Hersh y cooate PlantBa
n TAs before hiring them, which in Oakdale, Calif. and several blind conservative paper paper and T Badger Herald at The
led testing comprehension of writ- taste tests to distinguish the different University of Wisconsin was the first
d spoken English, the process did cocoa flavors. Following a recent trend of conser- -cti e aper.
amine speaking ability. - The Daily Californian vative college newspapers such as The- y
University's student newspaper, Harvard approves 5-year Michigan Review and The Dartmouth Compiled by Halle Czechowski
Minnesota Daily, has been flooded Review, the University of Iowa last
letters since the bill was in- med. program month began its own right-wing Colleges is a weekly feature
publication, The Hawkeye Review.
ed . A key curriculum committee at Har Featuring student-written commen- each Thursday,
ne representsuves f inter-

Some representatives from iner-
national student groups said the bill
would be too rigid making no allowan-
ces for language barriers.
Several students, however, contend
that TAs who cannot speak English
should ot be hired by the University.
The University tried to solve the
problem in 1982 through a class en-
titled, "Classroom Communication for
Foreign TAs," but it was cancelled due
to budget cuts.
- The Minnesota Daily
Arizona football banned
from TV
The University of Arizona's football
team has been forbidden to play in any
postseason bowl games and barred
from television appearances until 1986.
The football team had 18 violations of
the National Collegiate Athletic
Association codes including a "slush
fund," to pay players and subsidize
coaches who made loans to players.
The violations occured between 1971
and 1979, but the charges were brought
against the University by the NCAA
last December. The university has
decided not to appeal the two-year
penalty, which begins in 1984 since the
school has already signed NCAA con-
tracts to have games televised this
r year.
- The Wildcat News
Berkeley students study.
While some students at the Univer-
sity of California in Berkeley hit the
books to study for final exams last mon-

vard University last week gave
preliminary approval for a special five-
year medical program.
The plan proposes an additional year
of interning which is not included in
traditional four-year medical school
programs at most universities. The
five-year program, entitled "The New
Pathway," would decrease class size
and give students a chance to work
closely with faculty, use computers and
do independent studies.
THE PROPOSAL is a modified ver-
sion of a plan proposed last year which
would have pulled sophomore premeds
at Harvard into medical school for a
seven-year program.
The seven-year proposal, which is
similar to the Inteflex program at the
University of Michigan, was criticized
by several medical school professors.
They said condensing medical
school and undergraduate classes
would unfairly rush students into the
medical profession without a chance to
explore other career options.
The five-year plan is a com-
promise, pulling 25 students from the
165 admitted to Harvard's medical
school. Under the plan, students in the
program would live with other medical
students, but they would be enrolled in
different classes.
Medical school faculty support the
plan because the smaller classes will
foster more individual attention. The
plan is scheduled to take effect in 1986.
- The Harvard Crimson
Florida practices party
'Student government members at the
University of Florida last month voted

'Yellow-toxin' not bee
exerement, govt. says

WASHINGTON (AP) -The State De-
partment yesterday dismissed as false
the scientific speculation that the
deadly "yellow rain" toxin
the United States used as a
weapon in Southeast Asia may be little
more than excrement from bees.
Alan Romberg, the department's
deputy spokesman, referring to what he
called "the great bee caper," said the
evidence just doesn't hold together that
this is the cause of yellow rain attacks.
"The hypothesis that yellow rain -
tricothecene mycotoxin - may be a
natural phenomenom has in fact been
exhaustively studied and subsequently
rejected, by responsible and qualified

scientists in and out of government,"
Romberg said.
The United States blames yellow rain
attacks for the deaths of thousands of
people in Laos, Cambodia and
In the first place, Romberg said, one
- sample drop of residue containing the
deadly toxin weighed 300 milligrams and
was "certainly more than a bee could
Secondly, he said that because
Tricothecene mycotoxin in amounts
sufficient to incapacitate or kill human
beings is "certainly suficient to kill a
bee ... a bee could not survive to excrete
the toxin."

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