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September 11, 1995

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NBC steals show at

TONYA BROAD/Daily
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By Zachary M. Ralmi
Daily Staff Reporter
The University will establish amillion-dollar program this
year to recruit and retain female graduate students in engi-
neering and the physical sciences.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a privately funded New
York-based group that strives to develop and reward innova-
tive educational programs, recently granted $473,500 for the
program, which the University has agreed to match with its
own funds.
The grant will be used to create a welcoming environment for
female graduate students in order to eventually increase their
enrollment from 15 percent to 25 percent in the next few years.
"(The Sloan Foundation) liked the substantive aspects of
what we're doing and they appreciated the fact that the
University was matching their investment in this program,"
said George Carignan, associate dean for graduate education
and research for the School of Engineering.
"The money allows us to do some analysis of the environ-
ment for graduate women in science and engineering,"
Carignan said.
Amy Bell, a fourth-year doctoral candidate in electrical
engineering and computer science, said the program is neces-
sary. Bell said she often encounters a "null environment" where
women in engineering and other physical sciences are ignored.
"It's not overt sexism, it's just being ignored," she said.
For example, she said it is often difficult for a female to get
a male professor's attention.
Carignan said that most of the grant money will be used to
pay the salaries for staffto conduct services and plan programs
for improvement. The program will also fund a database that
"tracks women as they move through graduate school until
they graduate or leave for other reasons," Carignan said.
The money will also be used to develop a brochure target-
ing female undergraduate students who are qualified in
engineering and sciences.
With the grant, the Sloan Foundation requires the Univer-

Details of the Program
The University will match a $473,500 grant from the
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to establish a program to
recruit and retain female graduate students in
engineering and the physical sciences. The program
will:
8 Study the environment for female graduate students
in the above disciplines.
* Create a staff to plan programs for improvement of
the environment for women.
U Attempt to raise enrollment of female graduate
students from 15 to 25 percent of the total over the
next few years.
Develop a brochure targeting undergraduate women
qualified in engineering and sciences,
sity to share its findings and results of any new programs with
the nation at large, via published reports. The first is sched-
uled to appear in one year.
Carignan said only five percent of the faculty in these
disciplines are women, and that affects the number of women
entering graduate programs in these areas.
"Women don't see role models in faculty to encourage
them to go to graduate school," he said. The grant will work
to help increase women faculty and students.
Tracie Andrusiak, a first-year graduate student in aero-
space engineering, said that while the University is working
hard to reach out to graduate females in engineering and
physical sciences, more could be done. "I think it's male-
dominated, but I think more and more women are proving
themselves to be capable of holding the engineering title."
Carignan agreed, adding that the new program will be used
to make the environment more diverse.
"We're trying not to set quotas, but we have a goal for
improving the environment for women in science and engi-
neering and through that to attract more here," Carignan said.

47th Emmys

PASADENA, Calif.(AP) - The NBC medical series
"ER" passed its first Emmy checkup with flying colors
yesterday - tying two records - while "NYPD Blue"
won best drama series and "Frasier" was the top comedy.
"ER" equaled marks set by "Hill Street Blues" for
most wins by a series in one year and by a new series -
eight in 1981.
Showing no signs of sophomore slump, the farcical
NBC comedy "Frasier" won five Emmys in all, includ-
ing best comedy actor for Kelsey Grammer.
NBC led all networks at the 47th Annual Primetime
Emmy Awards with 28 wins including trophies pre-
sented in a non-televised ceremony Saturday. CBS had
19, HBO won 15 and ABC took home just six Emmys.
The fast-paced telecast was lean on production num-
bers and acceptances were mostly brief. It even managed
to end five minutes short of its scheduled three hours.
The five wins by "Frasier" were the most for any show
yesterday but "ER" also won five awards Saturday. The
1981 records were tied with "ER" wins yesterday night
for drama directing, drama writing and supporting dra-
matic actress.
Grammer, the radio psychiatrist who can handle
everybody's problems except his own, took the best
comedy actor award for the second straight year.
Mandy Patinkin, the brilliant and overzealous surgeon
on CBS' "Chicago Hope," was named best drama series
actor. Ironically, Patinkin will not be on the show this year.
Candice Bergen repeated as lead actress in a comedy
series for her depiction of a hard-driving journalist-mom
in "Murphy Brown." It was Bergen's fifth Emmy. She
won the same award in 1994, 1992, 1990 and 1989.
Bergen becomes the winningest performer in a lead
series role.
Kathy Baker, who plays town doctor Jill Brock on the
CBS series "Picket Fences," won best drama series actress.
"Frasier" co-star David Hyde Pierce, who plays the
show's wobbly psychiatrist, won best supporting actor
in a comedy series. The show also won for comedy series
directing and best writing in a comedy series.
Julianna Margulies, a troubled nurse on "ER," won
best supporting actress in a drama series. Ray Walston,
the cantankerous Judge Henry Bone on "Picket Fences,"
won the Emmy for supporting actor in a drama series.
NBC headed into the awards with an edge as the leader
in nominations and preliminary trophies given in week-
end ceremonies.
NBC had a total of 96 Emmy nominations, followed
by CBS with 91 and cable's Home Box Office with 50.

U.S. ship fires 13 owk
m-issiles at Bosnian Serb sites

AP PHOTO
Cyndi Lauper and Carl Reiner pose with their trophies for
Outstanding Guest Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series at
last night's Emmy Awards.
Award Winners:
Drama series : NYPD Blue, ABC
Comedy series: Fraiser, NBC
Lead actor, drama: Mandy Patinkian, Chicago Hope, CBS
Lead actress, drama: Kathy Baker, Picket Fences, CBS
Lead actor, comedy: Kelsey Grammer, Frasier, NBC
Lead actress, comedy: Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown, CBS
Supporting actor, drama: Ray Walston, Picket Fences, CBS
Supporting actress, drama: Juliana Margulies, ER, NBC
Supporting actor, comedy: David Hyde-Pierce, Frasier, NBC
Supporting acress, comedy: Christine Baranski, Cybill, CBS
Cultural Program: Verdi's 'La Traviata,' NY Clty Opera, PBS
ABC had 42 bids, while Fox Broadcasting Co. had 19.
NBC won 16 awards in Saturday's preliminary cer-
emony, followed by CBS with 14. Other network totals
included HBO's seven awards and PBS' four.
Acting trophies given Saturday for guest appearances on
comedy and drama series went to Paul Winfield for CBS'
"Picket Fences," Shirley Knight for ABC's "NYPD Blue"
and Carl Reiner and Cyndi Lauper for separate episodes of
NBC's "Mad About You."
Emmy winners were chosen by Academy of Television
Arts & Sciences members through peer-review panels.

The Washington Post
A U.S. warship launched 13 Toma-
hawk cruise missiles into Serb-held
Bosnia yesterday, a move U.S. officials
said was intended to increase pressure
on the Bosnian Serbs to meet allied
demands. It was the first time the so-
phisticated self-propelledweapons were
used in the conflict.
The missiles, which were fired in se-
quence starting at about 8:40 p.m. local
time (2:40 p.m. Ann Arbor time), were
aimed at radar facilities and command-
and-control nodes related to eight sur-
face-to-air missile installations around
Banja Luka, military officials said.
The missile firing came on a day
when the top Bosnian Serb military
commander, Gen. Ratko Mladic, met
with the head of U.N. forces in the
former Yugoslavia, French Lt. Gen.
Bernard Janvier. To facilitate the meet-
ing, French President Jacques Chirac
said he had requested a halt to NATO
bombing raids for "a few hours."
Initial reports about the talks were up-
beat, indicating the Serb general had
agreed to comply with U.N. demands to
withdraw heavy weapons ringing
Sarajevo and allow free access to the
besieged Bosnian capital, according to
senior Clinton administration officials.
But the officials cautioned that they had
yet to receive a full report on the meeting.
The cruise missiles, launched from
the cruiser USS Normandy in the
Adriatic off the coast of the former

In Brief
A U.S. warship launched 13
Tomahawk cruise missiles into
Bosnia - the first use of the
weapons in the conflict.
Unconfirmed Bosnian Serb army
reports said many people were killed
or wounded.
3 Bosnian Serb leader Gen. Ratko
Mladic met with the head of U.N.
forces in the area, French Lt. Gen.
Bernard Janvier.
Yugoslavia, were aimed at destroying a
concentration of surface-to-air missile
sites around Banja Luka in northwest
Bosnia. The missile attack marked not
only a broadening ofthe U.S. weaponry
being employed in the conflict, but also
an expansion into another part ofBosnia
that had been spared allied attack.
The Bosnian Serb army reported
many people killed or wounded by the
missiles, adding that "water supplies,
power plants and other infrastructure
facilities" also were hit, according to an
official statement sent to Reuter news
agency. The report could not be con-
firmed independently and there was no
immediate assessment of damages from
U.S. officials.
NATO attacks on Serb military instal-.
lations began Aug. 30 to force the
Bosnian Serbs to liftthe siege ofSarajevo
and to prevent attacks on other U.N.-
declared "safe areas." The bombing has
been carried out against the backdrop of

U.S. efforts to broker a peace agreement,
which took a big step forward Friday
when the warring parties approved a set
of principles for an accord.
While Allied officials sought to play
down the significance of the introduc-
tion of cruise missiles in Bosnia, U.S.
sources reported that the decision to
launch them had stirred some misgiv-
ings within NATO that the move would
be perceived as an escalation of the
Allied campaign.
U.S. officials defended use of the
missiles on tactical grounds, saying it
made more sense to send the pilotless
Tomahawks against the thick concen-
tration of air defenses around Banja
Luka than to risk the lives of NATO
pilots. It was a surface-to-air missile
fired from the same area that downed
the F-16 fighter jet in June piloted by
Air Force Capt. Scott O'Grady.
Adm. Leighton Smith, the com-
mander of NATO forces in southern
Europe, had requested the missile strike
last week, and President Clinton ap-
proved the move in ameeting Thursday
with senior national security aides, ac-
cording to administration officials. Gen.
John Shalikashvili, chairman ofthe Joint
Chiefs of Staff, endorsed the need for
cruise missiles during the meeting, and
there was little dispute about it, the offi-
cials said.
Possible launching of the missiles
had been envisioned in the original battle
plan for Bosnia, defense officials said.

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ally Staff Reporter
Espresso Royale
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reopens

shortened hours
had originally put out. A few require-
ments have been relaxed."
Caffe on State Street Srinath would not release the new
effects of a recent dress code to the public, and Marcus
t, but company offi- Goller, president of Espresso Caffe
with their dress code Corp., could not be reached for com-
and the store has ment yesterday.
ess. Protesters were fighting dress code re-
feehouse was forced strictionspertainingtobody-piercing,hair
last Tuesday and color, fingernails, body odor, skin condi-
group of employees tion and clothing. They also disputed the
n Aug. 31 dress code omission of a sexual orientation clause in
parent company is- the non-discrimination paragraph at the

Christian Coalition
debates its role in U.S.
politics at D.C. forum

Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The Christian
Coalition could not seem to decide Sat-
urday, as it closed its largest conference
ever, whether to spend its time in the
spotlight being supremely confident or
scared to death.
On one hand, nearly all of theRepub-
lican presidential contenders attended
the meeting over the last two days for
the express purpose of courting Chris-

stemming, said conference-goers and
speakers alike, from the threats facing a
nation that needs to be saved.
"We have God's own word on how
America can be healed again," GOP
presidential candidate Patrick J.
Buchanan said in remarks prepared for
delivery at the convention's closing
banquet Saturday night.
"In (the Book of Second) Chronicles,
the Lord himself tells us: 'If my people,

MARK FRIEDMAN/Daily I

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