The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 23, 1995 - 3A
Michigan senators disagree on student loan cuts
Former 'U' res.
to address acuity
Harold T. Shapiro, former Univer-
sity of Michigan president and current
Princeton University president, will
"address the Senate Assembly today at
4:30 p.m. in the Rackham Amphitheater.
Shapiro preceded James J. Duderstadt
is the University's president, serving
This afternoon's talk is the third in a
series titled, "Changing in a world of
change." The speech is co-sponsored
by the Office of the President and the
Museum of Art to
train new volunteers
Students who have always dreamed
of being a volunteer tour guide for the
Museum of Art will have their chance
'There will be an informational meet-
ing at the Museum of Art on Thursday,
.Oct. 26, at 5:30 p.m.
The museum will be training its new
class of volunteer guides to give tours
of the collection to schoolchildren, col-
lege students and adult groups. The
'training class will begin in January and
continue for two semesters.
'Applicants need not have an art his-
tbry background, but enthusiasm is a
must, coordinators said in a statement.
Open forum on
"Perspectives on Non-Tenure-Track
Teaching Positions at the University of
Michigan" is the focus of an open fo-
rum scheduled for tomorrow in the
The forum, which is sponsored by
the Academic Women's Caucus, the
Ann Arbor chapter of the American
Association of University Professors
and the Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs, will address the is-
sue of non-tenured lecturers.
Panelists will include Ernst Benjamin,
AAUP associate general secretary;
Terrence J. McDonald, LSA associate
dean for academic appointments; Ann
E. Savageau, Residential College lec-
turer; and Charles B. Smith, pharma-
Since the 1987-88 academic year,
the proportion of lecturers has risen
from 12 percent to 27.3 percent of the
total LSA teaching faculty, Smith said.
A°The forum will emphasize enhanced
teaching, Smith said. The use of lecturers
"is in the opposite direction," he said.
The forum is scheduled for tomor-
row at 4 p.m. in the Vandenburg Room
4f the Michigan League. There will be
a short reception before the event.
Festivities for Homecoming 1995 will
bit full swingat4:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct.
.27 with the annual parade and pep rally.
-Starting on South University Avenue,
continuing down to State Street, and then
-up North University Avenue to Ingalls
~Mall, the parade will include approxi-
mately 40 floats from an array of groups.
The pep rally will take place.on the
Ingalls Mall immediately after the pa-
rade. Members of the Athletic Depart-
ment including Athletic Director Joe
,Roberson are scheduled to speak. The
ichigan Cheerleaders, the Michigan
Dance Team and the Men's Glee Club
-are also scheduled to perform.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Stephanie Jo Klein
By Ronnie Glassberg
Daily Staff Reporter
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) attributed Republi-
can proposals to eliminate the federal direct stu-
dent loan program to philosophical differences
between the parties.
"I think there's generally less support for the
student loan program among Republicans than
among Democrats," Levin said in a teleconfer-
ence Friday. "There's less of a strong support
philosophically for the federal government being
supportive of education."
Levin's analysis differs from that by Depart-
ment of Education and University officials, who
trace the cuts in the program to lobbying by the
The Senate's reductions, which will be voted on
as a part of the budget reconciliation bill, would
cap the direct loan program at 20 percent of all
federal loans, charge universities a 0.85-percent
fee based on the value of federal loans at the school
and eliminate the six-month interest-free grace
period following graduation.
The House proposal would eliminate the direct
When the bill comes to the Senate floor, there
will be an effort to modify some of the cuts, Levin
said. "But the real question is the President. If you
know he's going to veto it, then that gives us some
bargaining power on the floor," he said.
Joe McMonigle, press secretary for Sen. Spen-
cer Abraham (R-Mich.), said students would ulti-
mately benefit from the cuts by paying lower
interest rates. "It fits into the Republican plan to
balance the budget by 2002," he said. "It means
they won't be paying the debt that we've been
mounting up in Washington."
Levin said the federal government should con-
tinue to support the direct loan program. "It is a
simpler program to administer, and schools like it
and students like it."
With the direct loan program, universities work
directly with a servicer contracted by the Depart-
ment of Education. Under the guaranteed loan
program, which makes up the remainder of federal
loans, the University had dealt with 1,400 lenders,
guarantors and servicers in providing federal aid.
All federal loans at the University now come
through the direct loan program, which the Uni-
versity strongly supports.
Levin also criticized the addition of the 0.85-
percent fee on higher institutions based on the total
loan value. "For folks who claim to be opposed to
taxes, that comes as a new tax," he said. "That is
going to hit students one way or another. In some
way that will impact students."
Panel criticizes plans to
ease environmental laws
The bridal Beatles
Photographer Patrick Abel captures University alums Mark Ricoy, the groom, and
his best men, Peter Bacon, Scott Johnson and Tom McDonough, Imitating the
Beatles' "Abbey Road" on Saturday.
Stab enow to chaengeS
Chrysler for Congress
In keynote address,
Rep. Lynn Rivers says
Congress is ignoring
By Soumya Mohan
For the Daily
Professors and legislators discussed
the politics of environmental protec-
tion at a free public forum at Washtenaw
Community College on Saturday.
U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Ar-
bor) delivered the keynote address.
Rivers said she was afraid of the di-
rection the country was headed in
terms of environmental protection.
Policy decisions, she said, should in-
clude industry representatives with
financial interests and not just law-
Rivers also said people with limited
knowledge of important environmental
issues are making legislation, and that
needs to stop. Lawmakers, she said, are
too quick to believe those who share
Calling it "pseudo-sciences," Rivers
said Congress ignores important evi-
dence. As an example, she cited the
controversy concerning the "Montreal
Protocol on Substances that Deplete the
Although 300 scientists have openly
agreed that fluorocarbons deplete the
ozone layer, Rivers said, some in Con-
gress say there is no evidence support-
ing this fact..
"The agenda in the House is extreme,
and it's frightening," she said, asking
the public to express opposition to the
legislation. "It's important that the
sound of outrage come from every-
The panel that followed included
Associate SNRE Prof. Terry Root;
Janis Bobrin, Washtenaw County
drain commissioner; Cameron Davis,
counsel forthe National Wildlife Fed-
eration; Chris Branson, Industrial
Technologies Institute environmen-
tal group manager; and Barbara
Stanton, an editorial writer for the
Detroit Free Press.
The discussion centered around three
issues: regulatory reform, the Clean
Water Act and the Biodiversity/Endan-
gered Species Act.
Root, discussing the Endangered
Species Act, stressed the importance of
ecosystems to all forms of life. She
asked for "representative reporting,"
calling for the public to question find-
ings from both points of view.
The Takings Bill, which is in debate,
could negate some of the power of the
Endangered Species Act. Underthebill,
people must protect endangered spe-
cies, but are not required to preserve the
natural habitat of these animals. The
bill was introduced by conservatives
charging that the Endangered Species
Act violates the rights of property own-
Davis challenged the audience to drop
the term "Takings Bill" and call it in-
stead the "Bad Neighbor Policy."
Rivers said, "We can find a way to
balance interests and deal with property
complaints, but (Republicans) are not
looking for compromise."
The forum was sponsored by the
Huron Valley Group of the Sierra Club
and co-sponsored by several Washtenaw
County civic and environmental orga-
"The agenda in the House iRs extreme,
and it's frightening. It's important
that the sound of outrage come fromt
- Rep. Lynn Rivers
LANSING (AP) - One-time gu-
bernatorial candidate Debbie Stabenow
is expected to launch a challenge for
freshman Republican U.S. Rep. Dick
Chrysler's seat tomorrow, the Lansing
State Journal reported Saturday.
The 8th District seat could be-
come among the nation's most hotly
contested next year if Stabenow, a
former Democratic state senator, en-
ters the race, the newspaper said.
Stabenow declined to discuss her
But on Friday, she sent fliers to
about 200 supporters, urging them to
join her tomorrow at Grace United
Methodist Church "as she makes a
decision important to our commu-
Her supporters contend her candi-
dacy would pose serious problems for
Brighton politician Chrysler.
"When you look at the district, at
least half of it is a community she
represented for 20 years," said Teresa
Plachetka, a longtime aide to
Stabenow served as an Ingham
County commissioner for four years
and in the state Legislature for 16
years before losing the Democratic
primary for governor to Howard
Wolpe named her as his running
mate in his landslide loss to Gov.
John Engler last year. Stabenow still
enjoys good name recognition,
"She was always among the most
popular office-holders in this area.
She did extremely well in the guber-
natorial primary in this area," said
Robert Kolt, a Democratic consult-
ant. "It will be a great race."
A June poll by Lansing-based
EPIC/MRA showed Stabenow lead-
ing Chrysler 45 percent to 42 percent,
a difference less than the poll's 5
percent margin of error.
"She'd certainly be well-fi-
nanced. There's no question the spe-
cial interests will pour hundreds of
thousands of dollars into this race,"
said Tom Shields, a Republican con-
sultant active in Chrysler's cam-
But Chrysler also will be well-
funded, whether it's from his per-
sonal fortune or from Republicans
intent on holding the seat.
"I still think she'd have an uphill
battle," said Shields, president of
Marketing Resources Group. "I
think people are in tune to changes
in Congress, and sending someone
there who's a lifelong politician is
not the change that people are look-
By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
The Senate Assembly will begin re-
view of the new model grievance policy
for faculty members at today's meeting
in Rackham Amphitheatre.
The revised policy details new ap-
peal methods for faculty problems or
complaints concerning decisions
made about any aspect of their em-
George Brewer, chair of the Senate
Assembly and the Senate Advisory
Committee for University Affairs, said
the committee plans to have Vice Chair
Thomas Moore present the document's
major changes to the Senate.
If discussion is given enough time,
Brewer said there may be action taken
immediately on the proposal.
The meeting, which is scheduled te
begin at 3:15 p.m., also features a
debate on the rights of tenure and a
speech by Harold T. Shapiro, former
University of Michigan president and
current president of Princeton Uni-
Additional faculty concerns will be
discussed later this week, with an open
forum on non-tenure track teaching fac-
ulty scheduled for tomorrow at 4 p.m
in the Vandenburg Room of the Michi-
The forum will present four panelists
on the issue of the rise in the number of
lecturers at the University.
The same issue will be formally de-
bated at the Nov. 13 Senate Assembly
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