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wins $100,000
for University
in lawsuit
by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Staff Reporter
The School of Natural Resources (SNR) was the
biggest winner in a lawsuit brought against the city
of Detroit by a student-based environmental group.
As a result of a consent decree between the Pub-
lic Interest Research Group in Michigan (PIRGIM)
and Detroit, SNR will receive a $100,000 windfall
that will be used to expand environmental protection
education and research.
The 1988 suit filed by PIRGIM charged that De-
troit had violated the Clean Water Act by refusing to
release information concerning toxic discharges into
the Detroit sewer system. The lawsuit also ques-
.#ioned the city's lack of action in prosecuting illegal
Both industry and the city were supportive of the
settlement being used for educational purposes, said
PIRGIM lawyer Andy Buchsbaum. "So when I say
PIRGIM has won this lawsuit, it does not mean the
city and industry have lost," Buchsbaum said.
The consent decree released yesterday guarantees
PIRGIM and the public the right to inspect and copy
records necessary to identify toxics being discharged
into the Detroit sewer system and to evaluate how
Ithe Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is en-
forcing the Clean Water Act.
SNR will use the money to expand an existing
environmental program involving Detroit area high
schools. The SNR currently assists high schools in
monitoring the Rouge River for conventional pollu-
tants and toxics.
The program is intended to expose students to a
variety of disciplines. "It will look at things not only
ecologically, but also on the science and social stud-
ies levels," Resource Planning and Conservation
Prof. William Stapp said.
Making high school students realize that their
lifestyles have an impact on the environment is an
important aspect of the project, Stapp added.
By exchanging information via computers about
contaminants "the work that is done on the Rouge
River can be shared with students and teachers all
over the world," said Mare Cromwell, Director of the
Global River and Environmental Education Project
The newly obtained funds will be used to expand
the number of schools participating, purchase new
equipment, and set up an advisory committee. The
funds will also go toward research projects.

- I

TAs propose
new contract,
plan picket

by Stefanie Vines
Daily Faculty Reporter1
The Graduate Employees' Or-
ganization (GEO) met last night to
discuss a financial settlement
package with the University andl
plan to picket to inform the public
about the union's bargaining is-
The settlement package in-'
cludes a proposed 12 percent
salary increase for 1991-92 and a 9
percent raise for 1992-93. The
package is a response to the Uni-
versity proposal which calls for a
3.5 percent raise for 1991-92, an-i
other 3.5 percent raise in 1992-93,a
and a 5 percent raise in 1993-94.
GEO will present its settlement
package at a bargaining session
today at 4:00 p.m. in the LSA
building. A rally is scheduled at

A hairy situation
LSA sophomore Allison Ayres shops for barrettes in the Afterhours Boutique in the Galleria
Mall on South University.
'U' hosts Women's Studies
conference this weekend

a strike, the less chance there is of
having one," said GEO bargainer
John Robb.
GEO president Chris Roberson
added the union would enter into a
period of mediation before any
steps toward a strike are taken.
"What's likely is going into al
period of mediation anywhere from:
10 days to three weeks from now.
There will be at least 10 days be-
fore any mediation occurs," he
Alan Zundel, a GEO bargainer,
explained GEO's settlement pack-
age by dividing it into economic
issues and measures toward pro-
tecting job security.
The financial issues include
pay increases and issues relating
to special economic needs within
the union.
Job security issues include the
number of TAs losing jobs and
ways for the union to monitor these
issues in the future through better
information and pay.
Zundel said these categories
represent GEO's reaction to the
University's proposed contract.
"Basically what this means is
that... when it comes time to
tightening belts we are looked on
(by the University) as the fat
around the waistline," he said.
Zundel predicted the Univer-
sity's perception of GEO will af-
fect the passage of a new contract.
"They (the University) thinks
graduate students are insecure and
overworked, so therefore it is too
hard for them to stop and take time
to deal with bargaining," he said.
"They are counting on you
(graduate students) thinking that it
isn't worth the sacrifice and that
we aren't united."
Zundel added four specific
steps GEO members should take to
being more united.
"We should get more people
involved in this, we have to have a
clear idea of goals we are trying to
reach, we have to know why the
fight is worth the trouble, and we
have to show them we are united."

by Melissa Peerless
Daily Staff Reporter
This weekend, the University will host
the Eighth Annual National Graduate
Women's Studies Conference. More than
500 graduate students representing academic
institutions from across the nation and
abroad will come to Ann Arbor to present
papers, take part in roundtable discussions,
and attend lectures and performances.
The conference, is sponsored by the
Rackham School of Graduate Studies and
about 25 other campus organizations.
Previously, this conference has only been
held at Ivy League and other East Coast
"Two U-M students attended last year's
conference at the University of Pennsylva-
nia. They came back with glowing reports
and requested that we host it this year," said

the event's publicity chair, Kate Musgrave.
"This is a departure from the usual loca-
tion of the conference. We're moving it into
the Midwest. We're coming down towards
the corn fields," she said.
Sandra Harding and Chandra Talpade
Mohanty will be the two keynote speakers at
the conference.
Harding is a Professor of Philosophy and
Director of Women's Studies at the Univer-
sity of Delaware. Mohanty is Assistant Pro-
fessor of Women's Studies and the Sociol-
ogy of Education at Oberlin College.
Other events include an art exhibit by
University graduate students, a book display,
and a performance Saturday evening in
which Eleanor Antin will recreate her char-
acter Eleanor Antinova, a Black ballerina
with the Ballet

'No one wants a
strike, but the more
we prepare for a
strike, the less
chance there is of
having one'
- John Robb
GEO bargainer
The GEO strike committee pro-
posed setting up informational ta-
bles on Friday, Feb. 15 at various
buildings on campus. A bake sale
was also planned to sell economic
"pies" to symbolize the GEO
Despite plans for the informa-
tional picket, no official action has
been taken toward a strike.
"Nothing we have talked about
so far is official. No one wants a
strike, but the more we prepare for

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

UMAASC Steering Committee,
weekly mtg. Union, rm 4202, 1 p.m.
Feminist Women's Union, weekly
meeting. Call 662-1958 for info.
Union, 4:00.
U-M Chess Club, weekly practice.
Call Tony Palmer (663-7147) for info.
League, 1:00.
"Moral Reasons: A Confucian Per-
spective," Kwong-Loi Shun of the
University of California Berkeley.
2408 Mason, 4 p.m.
"Diego Rivera's National Palace
Mural," Leonard Folgarait of Van-
derbilt University. Angell Aud. D, 4
"Japan's Security in a New Envi-
ronment," Norman Levin of the
Rand Corporation. Haven, Eldersveld
Rm, 5th floor, 3 p.m.
"Carribean Women Take Care of
Themselvessand Each Other."
League, Anderson Rm, 7 p.m.
"lThe Gulf War: African American
and Arab American Views," Sharon
Blackmon and Karima Bennoune.
Union, Anderson Rm AB, 2 p.m.
"Anti American-Arab Activities:
What Is Happening in our Com-
munities?" Marianne McGuire. Guild
House, 802 Monroe, noon.
Swami Viditatmananda will present
a series of discourses. Union,
Pendleton Rm, 11:15 a.m.
"Hope In A Despondent Age," Dr.
Glenn Tinder. Hutchins Hall, Honig-
man Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Safewalk, nighttime safety walking
service from 8-11:30 Fri.-Sat., 8-1:30
Sun.-Thurs. Stop by 102 UGLi or call
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime

U of M Women's Rugby Club, Fri-
day practice. Call995-0129 for more
info. Sports Coliseum, 8-10 p.m.
U of M Ninjitsu Club. For info call
David Dow, 668-7478. IM bldg,
wrestling rm, 7-9.
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do
Club, Friday workout. Call 994-3620
for info. CCRB Martial Arts Rm., 8-9.
U of M Tae Kwon Do Club, Friday
workout. CCRB Small Gym, 6-8:00.
German Club Stammtisch, weekly
event. Union, U-Club, 7-9:00.
"Working Students," a panel spon-
sored by the LSA TA Training Pro-
gram. 4050 LSA, 4 p.m.
Hymnfest, sponsored by College Ad-
ventists for Re-Creation. Sorenson
Residence, 7 p.m.
International Women's Day Cul-
tural Celebration. Church of the
Good Shepherd, 2145 Independence,
GEO Rally for a Fair Contract.
State St, in front of LSA Bldg 3:30.
Grads and Young Professional
Veggie Shabbat Potluck. Law Quad,
Lawyers' Club Lounge, 7:30.
International Tea. Martha Cook
Bldg, 3:30-5.
"Finding a Job Around the World
- Working in Asia, Africa, or
Latin America," workshop. Interna-
tional Center, 3-5.
Insights - Sharing Our Experi-
ences as South Asian Americans,
sponsored by IPASC. Union, Kuenzel
Rm, 2-4.
U of M Shotokan Karate Club, Sat-
urday practice. CCRB Small Gym, 3-
Spring Dance for Lesbian and Bi-
sexual Womyn. $4 donation. North
Campus Commons, 10-2 a.m.
"Elements of Ritual," workshops for
women. Call 665-5540 for location,1
11-3 p.m.
Sunday Social, weekly event for in-
ternational and American students. In-
ternational Center, 603 E.Madison,
Israeli Dancing. One hour of instruc-
tion followed by one hour of open

at MIT
by Melissa Peerless
Daily Higher Education Reporter
Over one-fourth of a 250-student
Computer Engineering course at
the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (MIT) were caught
sharing answers to homework as-
signments over electronic mail.
The 78 students were sentenced
last week in the largest cheating
incident in MIT history.
Last April, a student informed
course instructor told Prof. Nigel
Wilson that other students were
"The student who spoke to me
felt that the people who were col-
laborating on their work were rais-
ing the average scores on graded
assignments and making the class
mean unfairly high," Wilson said.
Wilson and his teaching assis-
tants designed a computer program
to track students' collabora-
tion.When they analyzed the class
assignments they found about 100
identical solutions.
"The code that is the solution
to the problem required more than
250 commands. It is impossible for
more than one student to come up
with the exact same code," Wil-
son said.
Wilson notified the students
suspected of collaborating on the
assignment by confidential note.
He and the TAs met with each stu-
dent and finally submitted a list of
78 names to MIT's Committee on
Discipline in May 1990.
"We determined students' roles
in the incident and punished them
accordingly. All of the students in-
volved failed the assignments in

(Episcopal Church at U-M)
218 N. Division (at Catherine)
Holy Eucharist-5 p.m. at St Andrew's
Supper-6 p.m. at Canterbury House
The Rev. Virginia Peacock, Ph.D., Chaplain
Call 665-0606
502 E. Huron
SUN.: Worship-9:55 a.m.
WED.: Supper & Fellowship-5:30 p.m.
1432 Wash tenaw Ave.
(Between Hill & South University)
Worship-9:30 & 11 a.m.
Campus Faith Exploration Group-9:30
Campus Worship & Dinner-5:30 p.m.
For information, call 662-4466
Amy Morrison, Campus Pastor
801 South Forest (at Hill Street), 668-7622
SUNDAY: Worship- 0a.m.
WEDNESDAY: Worship-7:30 p.m.
Campus Pastor: John Rollefson
(A Roman Catholic Parish at U-M)
331 Thompson Street
SAT.: Weekend Liturgies-5 p.m., and
SUN.:-8:30 a.m., 10 a.m.,12 noon, and 5 p.m.
FRI.: Confessions-4-5 p.m.
TUIIE.. Mar. 12: Peer Ministry
Information Session-7 p.m.
SUN. Mar. 17: Book Sale and
Pancake Breakfast-9 a.m.-1 p.m.
1511 Washtenaw
SUNDAY: Worship-10:30 a.m.
WEDNESDAY: Lenten Worship--9 p.m.


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Michigan Chamber Players
Richard Beene, bassoon; Hamao Fujiwara,
violin; Armando Ghitalla, trumpet; Jeffrey
Gilliam, piano; Paul Kantor, violin; Fred
Ormand, clarinet; Harry Sargous, oboe;
Stephen Shipps, violin; Ellen Weckler,
Copland: Quiet City for Trumpet, English
Horn, and Strings
Bassett: Metamorphoses for Solo Bassoon
Bart6k: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and
Chausson: Concerto for Violin, Piano, and
String Quartet
School of Music Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
University Chamber Choir
Jerry Blackstone, conductor
Mark Conley, assistant conductor
Barber: Reincarnations
Britten: Choral Dances from Gloriana
Bassett: Almighty, Eternal
Brahms: Motet, op. 29, no. 2
Music of Weelkes, Warlock, and Wilberg
Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Sparling/Fogel Works
UM Institute for Humanities'
11istories of Sexuality Series
Tickets: $7, $5 (students)
Dancc Building, Studio A
8 p.m. (Thur. Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.)
Concert Band
H. Robert Reynolds, Dennis Glocke,
Jacob: Giles Farnaby Suite
Bassett: Colors and Contours
Hartley: Sinfonia no. 4
Turina: Five Miniatures
Yontz: Five Works
Leemans: March of the Belgian Parachutistes
Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Piano Masterclass by
Robert Jordan
School of Music Recital Hall, 12:30 p.m.
Guest Piano Recital by



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