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4W Summr Weekly
One hundred two years of editorial freedom
Iume Cill, No. 13S Ann Arbor, Michigan - WednesdlayJuly 2,1993 @1993 The Michigan Daily

I THE MUSIC OF THE ART FAIRS

Search for
AD continues

By BRYN MICKLE
DALY STAFF REPORTER
The finalists are in and the waiting
begins.
Last week, the office of University
Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer Farris Womack confirned that
alistof finalistsforthepositionof head
athleticdirector had been submitted to
President James Duderstadt.
Womacks' office would not release
the names of the finalists and was
unsure of the date of a final decision by
Duderstadt.
Current AD Jack Weidenbach is
scheduled to step down on August 31,
but will remain until a successor is
named.
While the names of the finalists
remain the best kept secret since
Duderstadt's selection as president in
1988, several likely candidates have
emerged for the role.

Among
them are former
University foot-
ball star Regie
McKenzie, cur-
rent director of
athletic fund-
raising Fritz
Seyferth,former
Seyferth Ohio State Ath-
letic Director Rick Bay and the Uni-
versityofNorthCarolina'scurrent Ath-
letic Director John Swofford.
The selection process - which
began last fall-has been shrouded in
secrecy. No members of the search
committee have been permitted to talk
aontthe nrordnoe

MARTIN VLOETIDai,
A bandmember plays his flute on the corner of South University Avenue and South State
Streets last weekend during the Ann Arbor Art Fairs.
Toxins leak fromw'' um

Whistleblower waits
for $1M settlement

By WILL WADE
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
University andenvironmentaloffi-
cials yesterday inspected a newly dis-
covered dump on University-owned
land. The hastily scheduled meeting
resulted from the discovery last week
of caches of old laboratory bottles,
ground glass, old barrels and other
debris. The site is located next to an

abandoned University dumpsite al-
ready known to be leaking toxic chemi-
cals.
University Landfill#3 is listed un-
der the Michigan Environmental Re-
sponse Act as an environmental haz-
ard, and the University is required by
law to clean it up. The new site was
discoveredThursdaywhenDepartment
of Natural Resources (DNR) quality

analyst Vicky Brown was at the unde-
veloped siteevaluating the University's
proposed cleanup plan.
Among the trees and bushes at the
southern edge of Landfill #3, Brown
found several piles of old laboratory
bottles, many filled with unknown liq-
uids. The bank of a stream running
through the area had washed partly
See DUMP, Page 2

By BRYN MICKLE
DALY STAFF REPORTER
Despiteajury decision in her favor,
a former University researcher who
blew the whistle on scientific miscon-
duct is still waiting for her money.
Carolyn Phinney is the former as-
sistant research scientist in the
University's Institute of Gerontology
who accused her mentor - Marion
Perlmutter - of stealing her intellec-
tual properties. She also charged the
institute's director, Richard Adelman,

with failing to protect her under the
state's Whistleblower Protection Act
-a law designed to shield those who
report suspicions of misconduct.
Her attorney, Philip Green, said the
judge in the case is considering which
form of judgment to accept.
Washtenaw County Circuit Court
Judge Patrick Conlinmust decide if the
Universityisresponsible forPhinney's
attorney fees as well as pre-judgment
interest - a monetary value that at-
taches interest fees to the jury award
See CASE, Page 2

0 University moves toward final draft of drug and alcohol policy

BY HOPE CALATI
DAILY EDITOR IN CHIEF
The future of the alcohol and other
drug policy is taking vague shape. The
University's Alcohol and Other Drug
Committee released a second draft of
the policy this week.
This draft keeps close to the State-
ment of Student Rights and Responsi-
bilities in defining policy violations.
These consist of illegal consumption
of alcohol and other drugs - such as

underage drinking - on campus as
well as University sponsored events
off campus.
These violations are the same as
those stated in the statement, the non-
academic code of studentconduct, and
willbeinvestigatedthroughthemecha-
nisms in that document.
"We want this to be an enforceable
policy,"draftauthor Susan Finley said.
"I think there is an assumption that the
campus law enforcement would kick

in."
Inthe second draft, punishment will
be netted out through the Statement of
Student Rights and Responsibilities.
Sanctions would range from a formal
reprimand to community service to
suspension.
"The policy is much more in tune
with prevention than sanctions,"Finley
said.
The committee has begun to dis-
cuss the treatment of alcohol and drug

use by members of student organiza-
tions.
Polk Wagner, president of the In-
terfraterityCouncil,introducedgroup
alcohol use into the draft.
The second draft states: alcohol
shall not be purchased with an
organization's funds, no organization
events shall have mass quantities of
alcohol, and only "Bring Your Own"
alcohol is allowed.'The entire organi-
zation would be punished for viola-

tions in this draft.
"We're the only group that ad-
dresses alcohol on campus," Wagner
said.
The Greek system currently gov-
erns itself by a similar policy.
However, student rights may be
abridged if entire groups were pun-
ished for the acts of a few members,
said Michigan Student Assembly Vice
President Brian Kight.
See Dar, Page 2

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