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NEWS
V experts weigh in
on BP oil spill
Professors discuss the spill's
ecological, economic, and
business implications.
>> SEE PAGE2
OPIN iON
A 3% rate increase?
What gives?
E. Royster Harper, vice presi-
dent for student affairs,
explains her recommendation
for a housing rate increase.
>> SEE PAGE 4
Metro Detroit needs
better mass transit
Carolyn Lusch explains how
new plans could link the city
and suburbs like never before.
>>SEE PAGE 5
ARTS
Dreaming in the
Arboretum
Shakespeare returns to the
Arb a 10th time with "A Mid-
summer Night's Dream."
>> SEE PAGE9

Actress and singer Zooey Deschanel of She & Him performs at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak on Sunday, June 6.
ADMINISTRATION
Faculty disagree over
FHC report adoption

TEACH FOR AMERICA
Education
majors not
TFA target
Four percent of new
corps members have
education background
By CAITLIN HUSTON
Daily StaffReporter
As Teach for America welcomes its
largest incoming corps, its prospec-
tive members are finding an alterna-
tive pathway to the field of education.
Though the TFA members will be
working as teachers in urban and rural
schools, the majority of the corps does
not have a background in education.
Instead, for some of the more than
4,500 new corps members, the orga-
nization is used as a stepping-stone for
careers in other diverse fields.
Teach for America is a non-profit
organization, in which recent college
graduates apply to teach for two years
in often low-income school districts.
With 46,000 applications received
this year and a 12-percent admission
rate, this year's TFA members came
through the most selective applica-
tion process in the organization's his-
tory, according to a Teach for America
press release.
According to a spokesperson from
TFA, the most common undergradu-
ate majors for the incoming members
are social sciences. Following the
34 percent of corps members in that
field, the most common majors were
government or public policy, math,
sciences and engineering. Approxi-
mately four percent of the new corps
members majored in education.
Deborah Ball, dean of the School of
Education, said that though TFA devi-
See TFA, Page 7

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NEW S ................................ 2
OPINION ...............................4
CLASSIFIEDS ........................... 6
CROSSW ORD .............................6
ARTS .....................................8
SPORTS ................................10

Varying accounts given
for Hearing Cmte.'s
vote on Borisov report
By KYLE SWANSON
Daily NewsEditor
Members of a sub-committee of
the University's leading faculty gov-
ernance body are at odds with each
other after questions were raised
about a report that may or may not
have been formally approved by the
committee earlier this year.

The controversy involving the
Faculty Hearing Committee of the
Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs centers around a
report meant to investigate a situ-
ation between University adminis-
trators and a former medical school
researcher, Andrei Borisov.
According to the FHC's report,
Borisov was forced to resign by
his department chair in a meeting
where University Police were pres-
ent. That incident came after Borisov
alleged scientific misconduct against
a fellow researcher. The report states
the situation escalated to the point
where University Police injured Bor-

isovand arrestedhim fortrespassing
in his office.
And while the FHC's report
does exist and does recount many
of the events surrounding Borisov's
ultimate dismissal from the Univer-
sity, there is disagreement within
the three-person committee over
whether the report was ever accept-
ed by the committee in a final form.
At the center of the controversy
is an argument between Engineer-
ing Prof. Wayne Stark, chairman of
the committee at the time the report
was produced, and Statistics Prof. Ed
Rothman, who served on the com-
See FHC REPORT, Page 3

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