The Michigan Daily - Sunday, June 10, 1984 -
Animal lovers raid Penn lab
- Page 5
Videotapes documenting six years of
research involving animals were stolen
from a University of Pennsylvania
laboratory last week. The tapes, which
show researchers performing head in-
jury experiements with baboons, were
stolen when an animal rights group
broke into the lab and destroyed recor-
ds and computer terminals.
The Animal Liberation Fund said it
stole the tapes to protest the "cruel and
inhuman" experiments. University of-
ficials say the experiments are perfor-
med humanely and reveal important
information about human brain
-from wire reports
Weilesley lab project explodes
A student at Wellesley College un-
derwent surgery for lacerations on her
hands last week after a laboratory ex-
periment exploded while she was
mixing chemicals in the college's
Officials said Laurie-Ann Nestralla
was mixing nitric acid in amino
triazlole to conduct a standard
chemical reaction when the unex-
plained explosion took place. Six other
people were treated for inhalation of
- The Chronicle
of Higher Education
Auburn gets dog's inheritance
The death of Muskateer, the last of
150 stray dogs who shared a
multimillion-dollar inheritance from
the estate of a Quaker Oil heiress, frees
a $12 million fortune for Auburn
University's veterinary school, college
The dog, believed to have been 18 to
20 years old, died over the weekend in a
Jupiter, Fla., kennel. It was the last of
150 pets owned by Elanor Ritchey at the
time of her death in 1968.
She willed her estate to Auburn's
veterinary school, but stipulated that
the fortune first be used to care for her
pets for 20 years or until their deaths,
whichever came first.
Ritchey developed an interest in
Auburn through her veterinarian, Dr.
Ivan Fredrickson, whose son went to
the school. Frederickson said Monday
that he last saw Musketeer, a black
mixed-breed, about 10 days ago.
"He looked like he might go at
anytime," he said.
University trustees learned Monday
that Musketeer had died of old age.
"We ought to declare a school
holiday," said R.C. "Red" Bamberg,
the trustees' vicechairman.
-The Associated Press
Va. students protest going
Students at Washington-Lee Univer-
sity in Lexington, Va., recently sat-in at
the university president's office to
protest a plan to accept female un-
dergraduates into the all-male in-
A survey by one of the school's
sociology classes indicates that, while
82 percent of the faculty members
would like to see the school turn co-ed,
53 percent of the students oppose the
idea. The university's trustees have
asked several committees to consider
the admittance of women. They are ex-
pected to reach a final decision next
- The Chronicle
of Higher Education
OSU student plans video
Ohio State University senior Jamie
Guttman is trying to turn his Marketing
751 project into reality. He did a project
on the production of a video OSU year-
book, and now he wants to create
VIDEOSU, a 40-minute video cassette
which would sell for $39.95.
Guttman is working with a Duke
University graduate who has produced
similar tapes for Duke. Robert Levitan
founded the Duke video in 1982 and is
now working on the third annual Duke
An associate photography and
cinema professor has agreed to let
students do the OSU tape as a class
project, and Levitan said his Video ven-
tures company would handle the
production, sales, and advertising.
University officials like the idea but say
they are concerned about the expense
involved and whether the there would
be a demand for the product.
- The Lantern
Fla. paper wins $70,000 suit
The Alligator, the student-run daily
newspaper at the University of Florida,
was awarded $70,000 in University finds
by a judge last week to cover the legal
fees incurred when the paper sued the
school in l980 and 1981.
The state supreme court ruled in
favor of the paper in both cases. The
journalists charged that the university
had violated the state's sunshine law by
closing the proceedings to the public
when they selected two new deans for
the school. The supshine law requires
that governmental decision-making
processes be open to the public.
Under an agreement approved by
the court, $50,000 of the money won by
the paper will be given back to the
university for a scholarship program
designed to teach students about open
government. It will be matched by
$50,000 in university funds.
"The reason we decided to make the
donation was that we didn't feel the
lawsuit should be harmful to the
university," said former Alligator
editor Tom Julin, one of the lawyers in
the case. "We thought it should be
- The Independent Florida
Spanish King addresses
King Juan Carlos of Spain, ad-
dressing the Harvard University com-
mencement Thursday, called for a
"dialogue between the two Americas,"
telling students, "we all suffer on
seeing the present tragedy of Central
Saying he represented all Spanish-
speaking people and nations, Juan
Carlos said solutions must be sought to
the political and economic problems of
Central and South America.
Juan Carlos, who attended Harvard
but never graduated, was honored by
the university with an honorary doctor
of laws degree. "Through democratic
institutions he brings new hope to an
ancient land," the presentation accom-
panying the degree said.
Harvard officials had faced criticism
for holding the outdoor ceremony at
Harvard Yard on Thursday, the second
day of the Jewish holy day of Shavuot.
One quarter of the school's 7,000 un-
dergraduates are Jewish.
Students submitted 2,200 signatures
on a petition asking the date be
changed, but the administration held
firm on the schedule, which
traditionally calls for commencement
the first Thursday after the end of
Special arrangements were made for
Jewish students and their parents, in-
cluding a special religious service
Thursday. Because religious Jews can-
not travel by car on Shavuot, the school
opened dormitory rooms near Harvard
- The Associated Press
Smith delays first lady's
Smith College wants to honor one of
its 1943 graduates but will have to wait
until her husband finished his re-
Mary Callahan, a school
spokeswoman, says the college wants
to cite Nancy Reagan "just for the type
work she's done as first lady - the
work she's done with drug
rehabilitation and foster care."
However, Smith will wait until after
the November election so the event
cannot be interpreted as political.
Callahan said a published story was
inaccurate in implying there had been
pressure put on the college to award
Mrs. Reagan an honorary degree.
Mrs. Reagan earned a theater degree
from the 113-year-old Massachusetts
college, the largest privately endowed
liberal arts college for women in the
- United Press International
Lab rat bites student
A 54-year-old college student got rat
bite fever after being bitten by a
laboratory rat, the national Centers for
Disease Control has reported.
The woman, an undergraduate
studying psychology in San Bernardino
County, Calif., was bitten on the finger
Jan. 9, the CDC said Thursday. She had
the wound cleaned and got a tetanus
shot, but within 12 hours, her finger was
swollen and throbbing.
She developed fever, chills, nausea,
rash, and headache. She was
hospitalized for five days and given an-
tibiotics, and recovered.
- Associated Press
Senate debates military spending bill
WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Senate debates major items
in its $291 billion Pentagon spending bill this week, with
sparks likely to fly over the MX missile, anti-satellite
weapons, and Central American policy.
The Senate, which put in two days on the measure last
week, returns to it tomorrow, but votes on the top items are
not expected until later in the week.
The bill provides money for 21 MX missiles without any of
the restrictions imposed by the House. The strongest restric-
tion would tie missile production to the Soviet Union's return
to arms reduction talks.
Sen. Alan Dixon (D-Ill.) served notice last week he plans an
an attempt early this week to push for a cut of about $6 billion
in the Pentagon budget bringing the growth rate after in-
flation down 2 percent to about 5 percent, roughly the same
figure in the House's $284 billion bill.
There also may be a Democratic attempt to force debate on
Central American policy.
Republicans adroitly stole the Democrat's thunder Friday
by a quick voice-vote approval of an amendment taking from
the bill $4.4 million for the construction of two permanent
supply depots in Honduras, one near an infiltration route
used by Salvadoran guerrillas backed by Nicaragua.
Democrats, upset their plans to force a policy debate had
been co-opted, indicated they would offer an amendment this
week restating Friday's move and demand a roll call vote to
put each member's position on the record.
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Sen. Jeff Bingaman
(D-N.M.) whose Honduran amendment was taken over by
Republicans Friday, also contemplate an amendment that
would keep the administration from spending any money for
covert actions against Nicaragua. Kennedy plans an amen-
dment similar to one adopted in the House limiting the cir-
cumstances U.S. troops can be sent to Central America for
combat without congressional permission.
... opposes current Latin policy