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- The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 3, 1995

LSA faculty gets report
on support services

ly Josh White
Daily Staff Reporter
A report presented to the LSA faculty
meeting yesterday says support services
need to be more accessible, but some
faculty cautioned against extensive use
Of some programs.
}fDavid Schoem, assistant dean for
undergraduate education, presented the
report, which the Joint Faculty-Student
Policy Committee finished in April.
He said it will serve asabasis for future
discussion on how to improve services,
especially for first-year students.
"We will continue to talk about the
issues of support services and work from
the recommendations the committee dis-
┬░toveredto fix the problems here," Schoem
said. "Esrold Nurse, the new assistant
dean for student affairs, is already look-
ing into the area of academic advising.

We will look at the report and hopefully
try to make some changes based on it."
After researching materials sent to
first-year students regarding support
services, Schoem said the committee
found the information "overwhelming
and confusing," which rendered the in-
formation relatively useless.
The committee's recommendations
included establishing learning commu-
nities for all first-year students, devel-
oping strong departmental clubs for
concentrators, increasing peer advising
and expanding freshman interest groups.
"It is important that new students
have the opportunity to learn about sup-
port groups and get involved in smaller
interest groups so as to feel more a part
of a community here," Schoem said.
"Students who are now part ofa smaller
community take advantage of the ser-
vices, and those who see themselves as
one out of 5,000 first-year or 17,000
undergraduate LSA students are less
likely to use the services available."
Ruth Scodel, director of the LSA
Honors Program, said extenisve peer
advising may actually cause problems.
"Peer advising can be used as ex-

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Service Concrns
The advisory committee identified
individual areas of concern related
to student support services, which
include:
Students too easily feel isolated at
the University.
There are Inadequate mechanisms to
effectively deliver the multitude of
student support services.
it Is too easy to underutilize
academic advising services.
There are insufficient incentives
available for interested faculty to
participate in student academic
communities and in areas of
student support services.
Technology is underutilized in
support services.
cuses for not doing our jobs," Scodel
said. "It can be good at some functions
but it is not a replacement for faculty or
grown-up advising. I know more about
life than I did when I was 20 years old,
and I think that is the same for most of
us. I don't know if we want peers to be
leading other students in the wrong
direction with no faculty safeguard."
Schoem said the report will serve as
a springboard to further discussion and
that this year's committee will look into
seperate issues.
DREIS BACH
Continued from Page 1
school coach in Mishawaka, Ind., said
yesterday that he was surprised to hear
of Dreisbach's run-in with the law. "He
was never in any trouble," he said.
Geesman said that Dreisbach "was a
top-flight student and athlete. He was a
great leader for us."
Dreisbach's offense came less than a
month after the arrest and firing of his
former coach, Gary Moeller. Moeller
was detained following a night of ex-
cessive drinking and abusing police of-
ficers at a Southfield restaurant April
28. The University announced his de-
parture on May 4.
Carr immediately assumed coaching.
responsibilities on an interim basis. On
May 16, nine days before Dreisbach's
ticketing, Athletic Director Joe Roberson
gave up looking for a new coach and
made Carr coach for this season.
Normally, these types ofmisdemean-
ors fall under the jurisdiction of Ann
Arbor City Attorney's Office. How-
ever, since the Washtenaw County
Sheriff's department issued the ticket,
the case was sent to the Washtenaw
County Prosecutor's Office.
- Daily Staff Reporter Jodi Cohen
contributed to this story.

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Engler spent
two months
out of state
in past year
DETROIT (AP) - Gov. John
Engler's travels outside Michigan dur-
ing the last year add up to two months,
with nearly half -28 days - spent in
the nation's capital.
Engler spent 61 days in the last 12
months outside Michigan, compared
with 73 days in 1992, the Detroit Free
Press found in a review oftravel records.
After Engler's wife, Michelle, had
triplets last November, the governor
said he would cut back on his office
hours and his travel schedule.
"Most of his trips are one day. He
leaves in the morning and comes back in
the afternoon or evening," said Engler
spokesman John Truscott. "A lot oftime
he'll say, 'Great, I'm home in time to see
the babies before they go to sleep.'"'
Demands on Engler nationally have
been heightened by his position as vice
chairman ofthe Republican Governors
Association; he becomes chairman in
November. And he also has been men-
tioned as a possible vice presidential
choice for the 1996 GOP ticket.
Many of his trips to Washington were
the result of requests for him to speak
before Congress on welfare reform and
education.
He also spoke to the Cato Institute and
the Heritage Foundation, both Washing-
ton-based conservative think tanks.
For example, in January and Febru-
ary Engler spent seven straight days in
Washington to attendthe National Gov-
ernors Association meeting, testify be-
fore Congress and conduct interviews
with national media.
He spent 10 days in August on a trade
mission to Japan and Hong Kong.
Before upsetting Democratic Gov.
James Blanchard in 1990, Engler por-
trayed his opponent as a heavy traveller
who used state planes and helicopters at
great taxpayer expense.
In 1989, Blanchard spent 57 days out
of Michigan, a Free Press survey showed
at the time.
FIGHT
Continued from Page 1.
head and saying that he was okay. But
there was a lot of blood all over his shirt
and a big gash on his head. There was
also a lot of blood on the floor. There
were nice puddles and splashes right in
the middle of the hallway."
Stashko said the victim was attacked
unexpectedly, and the victim seemed to
think the fight was going to be outsideI
the building.
"The guy was just jumped from be-
hind, and then hit over the head,"
Stashko said. "He couldn't have seen it
coming because the gash was on the
back of his head."
Stashko said the pool cue was smashed
into two pieces and was taken as evidence
by Department of Public Safety officers,
who arrived on the scene at 8:15 p.m.
At 8 p.m., one ambulance from Uni-
versity Hospitals reported to the scene
along with a fire rescue team. Paramed-
ics wheeled the victim out ofthe Union's
back entrance and out onto South State

Street at 8:05 p.m.
Medical officials had the victim im-
mobilized with a neck brace, and blood
could be seen dripping down the side of
the victim's face.
DPS is looking for two suspects and
has "sketchy" descriptions of the as-
sailants, Lt. Douglas Swix said.
"The suspects fled the scene and we
have not been able to locate them,"
Swix said, adding that DPS is listing the
fight as "some kind of misunderstand-
ing that degenerated into an assault."
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Survey finds number
of overweight youth
doubled since 1960s
WASHINGTON - The number of
seriously overweight children and ado-
lescents in the United States has more
than doubled during the past three de-
cades, with most of the increase occur-
ring since 1980, according to the latest
government figures.
Results of the third National Health
and Nutrition Examination Survey re-
leased today by the National Center for
Health Statistics show that 4.7 million
American youths age 6 through 17 are
severely overweight. That is 11 percent
of children in that age group, more than
twice the 5-percent rate observed in the
1960s.
"No matter how we define it, we see
the same pattern in children that we've
seen in adults over the same time pe-
riod," said Richard Troiano, an NCHS
epidemiologist and lead author of a
study on the findings that will appear in
this month's Archives of Pediatrics and
Adolescent Medicine.
Experts believe that American chil-
dren are probably ballooning for the
same reasons that theirparents are. Stud-
ies by Tufts University researcher Wil-
liam Dietz and others suggest that physi-
cal inactivity - largely due to games

and personal computers -- conspires
with too much munching of high-calo-
rie foods to add unwanted pounds.
No compensation for
radiation subjects
WASHINGTON- Mostpeople sub-
jected to government-sanctioned radia-
tion tests during the Cold War suffered
little or no long-lasting effects and
should not be compensated, an advi-
sory panel says in its report to the Presi-
dent.
The panel, which documented some
4,000 radiation experiments in an 18-
month study, said that it found only
three cases-involving roughly 30 in-
dividuals-where compensation is
clearly warranted.
The findings by the 14-member Ad-
visory Committee on Human Radiation
Experiments, were submitted to the
White House yesterday. President
Clinton was expected to outline the
government's response, including fu-
ture actions, at a ceremony today.
Dr. Ruth Faden, the panel's chair-
man, said yesterday that the committee
sought to establish a clear "framework"
that calls for compensation in any ex-
periments where subjects were deliber-
ately misled, did not give clear consent
and where physical harm can be shown.

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A ATIONAL REPORT
Clinton, Jiang to meet in New York City
WASHINGTON-The Clinton administration, after refusing to grant Chinese
President Jiang Zemin a formal state visit at the White House, agreed yesterday to
a summit between President Clinton and the Chinese-leader in New York City later
this month.
Secretary of State Warren Christopher announced that Clinton and Jiang will
meet Oct. 24 in New York, where both men will be attending ceremonies marking
the 50th anniversary of the U.N. Security Council. It will be the first summit-level
meeting between the nations since Clinton permitted Taiwanese President Lee
Teng-hui to make an unprecedented visit to this country last spring, souring
relations between the United States and China.
Chinese leaders had been pressing hard for the full regalia of a state visit --
including red-carpet ceremonies for Jiang's arrival, a White House banquet, flags
flying on Pennsylvania Avenue and a 21-gun salute. Neither Jiang - who is both
president and Communist Party leader - nor Premier Li Peng has visited the
White House since China's 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations.

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Authorities raised the death toll from CAIRO, Egypt - The government
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were feared trapped. About 200 people has lived in Egypt for 15 years to leave
were injured in the magnitude six quake, the country within a week.
said Mustafa Secen, the city's health Paul Condie, of San Jose, Calif., said
director. yesterday that the government gave no
Nearly 45 percent of Dinar's build- reason for refusing to renew his resi-
ings were destroyed and wide cracks dence visa.
criss-crossed most of the remaining Condie, a professor of English at the
structures in the city of 100,000 people American University in Cairo, has a
200 miles southwest of Ankara. wife and three children. His residence
Heavy rain and power outages ham- permit expired Sept. 30. Without it, the
pered rescue efforts, and 43 aftershocks family cannot stay in Egypt.
rattled the town throughout the day. Sources at the university, speaking on
One,withamagnitudeof3.9,hitat9:55 condition of anonymity, said they be-
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cording to Kandilli observatory. church, suggesting he may have offended
Some residents criticized the lack of Egyptian sensitivities about proselytiz-
equipment and slow pace of the rescue ing. It is against Egyptian law to try to
effort. Thirty people were rescued yester- convert Muslims to Christianity.
day. The report on possible Christian ac-
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her neighbor's house. "They needed to discuss the case further in a second
lift the ceiling up, but they only had telephone call.
excavators. Those brought the whole Officials at the Interior Ministry re-
building down. Now it is impossible to fused to comment on the case.
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