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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 25, 1995 - 3

Wainess cancels meeting, angers MSA reps.

Yale students
suspected of
cheating
A number of Yale Divinity School
students cheated on a take-home mid-
term exam and were told to do penance
for their infractions last Wednesday,
students told The Yale Daily News.
Divinity School officials and students
said Prof. Leander Keck and his teach-
ing assistants accused students of "not
following parameters" of a midterm
quiz for his "New Testament interpre-
tation" course.
No one has confessed to cheating,
but Divinity School officials said un-
usually high grades and inconsistencies
in the exams convinced them there had
been wrongdoing.
The unknown guilty students were
urged during the in-class announce-
ment last Wednesdayto come forward,
pray or do penance.
Dangers on the
info highway
At the University of Idaho, Computer
Services has encountered problems with
students and faculty not being creative
enough with their passwords.
After running a password-seeking
computer program named "Crack" ear-
lier this month, Computer Services
"cracked" the accounts of more than
1200 students.
The revealed passwords of one in 10
students and one out of every six fac-
ulty niembers.
The university ran the program as
'part of a regular security check on all e-
mail accounts. Holders of "cracked"
accounts were notified of the possibil-
ity of infiltration. "Crack" and other
programs like it can be purchased by
the public.
At Brigham Young University, offi-
cials have had problems with students
accessing pornographic sites on the
Internet. This is a direct violation of the
honor code at the university where stu-
dents are expected to follow the moral
teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ
and Latter Day Saints.
The university has created a warning
that comes up on the screen before the
Internet user accesses any of the more
than 100 sites that have been identified as
containing pornography.
Ten students have left the university
due to problems relating to access.
Cornell IFC sets
party policy
In a closed-door meeting Monday
night, Cornell University's Interfrater-
nity Council approved a number of
guidelines regarding the Greek sytem's
policy on fraternity parties.
The guidelines, which were brought
forth by the IFC's social responsibility
committee, serve to "reinforce the no-
tion that we'll self govern ourselves ..
so that there's no need for the police to
be involved," Juan Uribe, IFC's vice
president of judicial affairs, told the
Cornell Daily Sun.
The new guidelines go into effect
Nov. 1.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Lisa Poris from staff and wire reports

By Michelle Lee Thompson
Daily Staff Reporter
With only nine assembly members
present at 7:30 p.m., Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly President Flint
Wainess canceled last night's regular
meeting for lack of quorum.
The required quorum is 25 mem-
bers, according to the assembly's com-
piled code. Although the compiled
code states the assembly's chair
should take attendance at 7:30 p.m.,
most meetings are not called for five
to 15 minutes after that time.
"It's very interesting that of all
nights, they want to start meeting at
exactly 7:30 when we wait usually 10
to 15 minutes before the call quo-
rum," said LSA Rep. Olga Savic. "It's

tradition that we usually spend those
five to 10 minutes milling around talk-
ing to each other and talking to con-
stituents."
About 20 members of the assem-
bly, without Wainess or any of the
other executive officers, stayed to lis-
ten to comments from a constituent
who would not identify himself. The
man told the assembly of cable televi-
sion broadcasts about a march for gay
and lesbian rights.
Wainess defended his decision not
to call the meeting, citing the unusu-
ally low number of people who were
present in the assembly's chambers at
7:30 p.m.
"I walked in at 7:30 and there were
nine people there," said Wainess, who

Ican't recall a meeting of the
assembly that's started at 7':30,"
- Matt Curin
MSA Pharmacy representative

is the chair of the Michigan Party.
"Rules are rules and I followed the
rules. There was no quorum. It was
not close. It was not an arguable
point."
However, many Students' Party and
Wolverine Party members expressed
concern over Wainess' decision.
Michigan Party member Fiona Rose
said, "It's a deeply partisan issue,"
adding that those who questioned the

decision were challenging the hierar-
chy of the assembly.
"I can't recall a meeting of the as-
sembly that's started at 7:30," said
Pharmacy Rep. Matt Curin, chair of
the Budget Priorities Committee and
a member of the Students' Party.
"There was obviously more than 25
people here ... if I could have called a
meeting, I would have," said Curin.
Under the compiled code, the BPC

chair can call ameeting in the absence
of an executive officer. Vice Presi-
dent Sam Goodstein was present and
did not call a meeting.
"This whole year, Flint seems to
rush through things he doesn't like,
and I don't think that's right," Curin
said.
Wainess said, "There was nothing
that needed to get done tonight on the
agenda." The assembly's steering
committee, which is responsible for
dictating the agenda, did not make
quorum at its Sunday night meeting,
although other members also can sub-
mit items for the agenda.
Wolverine Party member Dan
Serota said, "I think Flint acted hast-
ily by adjourning the meeting."

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Faculty discusslecturer problem'

® Forum on non-tenure
track faculty
By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
Undergraduate education is plagued
by "the lecturer problem," said Univer-
sity faculty members who spoke yester-
day at a forum on non-tenure-track fac-
ulty.
Of the total teaching faculty in the
1994-95 academic year, 16.9 percent
were lecturers, said pharmacology Prof.
Charles Smith, a forum panelist.
Smith said the percentage of lectur-
ers had risen from 12 percent to 27.3
percent since the 1987-88 academic
year in the college of LSA, citing fig-
ures from a report drafted by the Ameri-
can Association of University Profes-
sors' subcommittee on the changing
nature of the professoriate.
"The growth started in 1988, as a result
ofa certain vision ofthe University by ...
the administration," he said, adding that
there had been a downward trend in the
number of lecturers before President
James J. Duderstadt came into office.
Joining Smith on the panel was Ernst
Benjamin, associate general secretary
of the AAUP, Terrence J. McDonald, a
history professor and associate LSA
dean for academic appointments, and
Ann E. Savageau, a lecturer in the Resi-
dential College.
"The AAUP believes relying on non-
tenure-track appointments means cor-
rupting the faculty as a whole," Ben-
jamin 'aid.

He referred to a recent Department of
Education study that said 43 percent of
the faculty nationally were only part-
time employees.Placement of such a
large number of employees in an inse-
cure job position, he said, is "an exploi-
tation of a market to pay low salaries
and poor working conditions."
Women, Savageau said, are dispro-
portionately affected by the problems
associated with lecturers.
"The lecturer issue in the University
is primarily a women's issue," she said.
Compared to only 10 percent of male
faculty, 37 percent of women faculty
are lecturers, she said.
Savneau also noted the "anomalous
position" of lecturers who are not ex-
pected to do research or make service
contributions, since the administration
considers them temporary appointments
who should "just be teaching."
"It's a classic Catch-22," Savageau
said. "In order to move up, faculty must
have evidence of research and service,
but (they) are told not to (do so).
"Lecturers have been dubbed the in-
visible faculty. We have less than full
citizenship ... substantially lower sala-
ries and are mostly women," she said.
Marine Engineering Prof. Ailan Chubb
said denial of tenure is often due to a
greater societal problem, in which women
are relegated to stay out of the tenure-
track because of time spent in care of
children and elderly family members.
Savageau agreed: "Often a woman's
trajectory is different than the tenure
track trajectory."
McDonald said increased use of lec-

turers is a product of changing needs at
the University, saying that improve-
ments in language and English compo-
sition requirements "encouraged expan-
sion of lower-level teaching."
He said, however, that the College of
LSA "has never encouraged a unit to-go
for a cheaper method of labor."
Residential College lecturer Charles
Bright commented on the rigidity ofthe
seven-year "up and out" process of re-
view to become a tenured professor.
"I'm aware ofa lot ofpeople not work-
ing in their own lives at the pace that the
tenure track provides," Bright said.
Not all lecturers felt their presence
was a problem, however.
When Louis D'Alecy, a physiology
professor, referred to the "problem of
metastatic growth of lecturers," one par-
ticipant in the forum called out, "We're
not a cancer."
After apologizing, D'Alecy called the
growth of lecturers a problem that the
administration inflicted on the faculty.
"Lecturers are not a problem,"
Savageau said. "They are a symptom of
a problem."
Benjamin added that a system of re-
view must be put into place for all fac-
ulty, not just those in the tenure track.
Faculty members will continue to
discuss the issue and possible solutions
at the Nov. 13 Senate Assembly meet-
ing in a formal debate.
The forum was sponsored by the
Academic Women's Caucus, the Ann
Arbor chapter of the AAUP and the
Senate Advisory Committee on Uni-
versity Affairs.

JOE WESTRATE/Daily
Preparing for the holidaysJ
Don Cuprey of Holiday Lighting Service strings holiday lights on Main Street.

MSA members act on
Washington, D.C. visit

By Michelle Lee Thompson
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly's
External Relations Committee has al-
ready begun implementing strategies
formulated during three members' trip
to Washington, D.C., last weekend.
Yesterday, ERC Chair Fiona Rose
and two grassroots committee mem-
bers held a letter-writing campaign at
the East Quad cafeteria.
The students were clothed in towels
with signs that said, "Congress-Don't
Strip us Naked," in reference to pro-
posed cuts to federal direct student lend-

ing.
Rose, along with President Flint
Wainess and federal liaison Andy Schor,
returned last week from a weekend so-
journ to Washington to attend a confer-
ence and lobby legislators.
All three assembly delegates spoke
to Abraham's chief of staff and said
Abraham's argument was "ideological,
not logical."
Wainess said, "Senator Abraham's
chief of staff was a naked ideologue."
Rose said, "He told us that even with-
out loans, students will get by because
he strapped through law school, and if

Who They Lobbied:
II Rep. Joe Knollenberg (R-
,Bloomfield Hilts)
II Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Arbor)
Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-
Holland)
0 Rep Nick Smith (R-Addison)
9 Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-
Mich.)
Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan
(D-N.Y.)
he can do it, anyone can."
Schor said his visit to Moynihan's
office was more encouraging because
the senator wants to save federal direct
student lending.
Rose said visits to local legislators'
offices also were dismaying.
Of her visit to Rivers' office, Rose
said, "The good news is that Lynn and
her mostly Democratic colleagues are
working hard to save direct student
lending - the bad news is that they
don't have enough votes."
Rose's said her visit to Smith's office
was discouraging.
"They think basically that student
mans amount to welfare," Rose said,
adding that Smith's staff said they did
not hear from student lobbyists very
often.
"He said ... 'We're not going to lis-
ten to silent students ... we can't re-
spond to silence,"' Rose said of Smith's
staff.
Both houses of Congress are sched-
uledto vote on proposed cuts this week.
Schor predicted that Congress would
approve the $10.8 billion in cuts to
higher education, but that "(President)
Clinton's going to veto all of them."

Former ambassador to
give Wallenberg Lecture

Corrections
I The Office of Student Affiars, not the Office of Academic Affairs, wrote the draft of the Code of Student Conduct.
This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.
John Madden was given a game misconduct Saturday. He was not disqualified for the Maine game. This was incor-
rectly reported in Monday's Daily.
Marty Turco gave up nine goals last weekend, not 10. This was incorrectly reported in Monday's Daily.

By Jeff Lawson
Daily Staff Reporter
In 1945, Per Anger was serving as the
Swedish ambassador to Australia and
Canada. He was also helping his life-
long friend and Michigan alum, Raoul
Wallenberg, save the lives of Hungar-
ian Jews.
Tonight, Anger will deliver the sixth
annual Raoul Wallenberg Lecture at
7:30 in the Rackham Auditorium. He
will also receive the Raoul Wallenberg
Medal at the fre public event.
Through bargaining with Nazi offi-
cials, establishing safehouses, distrib-
uting false passports and disguising Jews
in Nazi uniforms, Wallenberg and An-
ger saved thousands of Jewish lives.
In 1945, Russian troops abducted
Wallenberg, his fate remains unknown.
"For anyone who cares about Raoul
Wallenberg, this is somebody great to
listen to," said Vi Brenner, coordinator
ofthelecture. "There aren't many people
like this left."
Anger's talk, titled "The Fate ofRaoul
Wallenberg," will relay his experiences
beginning with his service with
Wallenberg during World War II and
his recent trips to Russia to investigate
Wallenberg's fate.
Anger will receive the award on the
50th anniversary of the disappearance
of Wallenberg and the liberation of the
death camps.

"It is particularly fitting that this
year's lecturer be someone who knew
Wallenberg well and who worked side-
by-side with him helping to save the
lives of thousands of Hungarian Jews,"
Elaine Didier, chair of the Raoul
Wallenberg Medal selection commit-
tee, said in a statement.
"In choosing University Wallenberg
Lecturers, we have traditionally sought
out individuals who can serve as role
models for faculty, students, staff and
members of the community," she said.
Past recipients of the award include
Nobel laureate Elie Weisel, Nobel Peace
Prize winner and 14th Dalai Latta
Tenzin Gyatso and South African legis-
lator Helen Suzman.
Anger will also appear informally on
Thursday at 10 a.m. in the East Confer-
ence Room of Rackham Hall. Students
are invited to drink coffee and meet
with the award recipient.
Engingeering Prof. Andrew Nagy, a
Wallenberg survivor of the Holocaust is
scheduled to give a brief introduction.
"Wallenberg is one of the most dis-
tinguished and best alumni of this Uni-
versity," Nagy said. "He stands as a
living example that no matter how for-
midable the odds are, one man can
make a difference.
"We must be sure that he is not forgot-
ten. ... He fought evil with courage," he
said. "I owemylifeto Raoul Wallenberg."

GROUP MEETINGS
Q American Baptist Student Fellow-
ship, free meal, meeting, 663-
9367, First Baptist Church, Cam-
pus Center, 512 East Huron, 5:30-
7 p.m.
O AISEC Michigan, general member
meeting, 662-1690, Business
Administration Building, Room
1276, 6 p.m.
Q Archery Club, 930-0189, Sports
Coliseum, Hill Street, 7-9 p.m.
0 Hindu Students Council,weeklydis-
cussion, 764-2671, Michigan
Union, Kuenzel Room, 8 p.m.
Q Latin America Solidarity Commit-
tee, Human Rights in Guatemala,
769-8066, Michigan Union,
Crofoot Room, 8 p.m.
Q La Voz Mexicana, meeting, 994-
9139, Michigan League, Room D,
7 p.m.
Q Lutheran Campus Ministry, 668-
7622, Lord of Light Lutheran
Church, 801 South Forest Ave.,
Taize Evening Prayer 7 p.m., Choir
7:30 p.m.

EVENTS
U "Environmentalism:TheAnti-indus-
trialist Revolution," sponsored by
Students of Objectivism, Michi-
gan League, Conference Room 6,
7 p.m.
D "Interviewing," sponsored by Ca-
reer Planning and Placement,
3200 Student Activities Building,
4:10-5 p.m.
Q "Job Fair 95 Pre-Conference
Workshop," sponsored by Career
Planning and Placement, 3200
Student Activities Building, 5:10-
6 p.m.
U "Political Internship Informational
Meeting," sponsored by College
Libertarians and Ann Arbor Liber-
tarian League, Michigan Union,
Welker Room, 8 p.m.
U "Problems of Political Leadership
In the Contemporary Russian
Transition," Archie Brown, spon-
sored by CREES, Lane Hall Com-
mons Room, 12 noon
U "Reuters Information
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and Maoist International Move-
ment, East Quad, Room 126,
7:15 p.m.
U "The Role of Academics in the
Anti-Violence Movement," brown
bag discussion, Sexual Assault
Awareness Week, sponosred by
Sexual Assault Prevention And
Awareness Center(SAPAC), Trot-
ter House, 1443 Washtenaw,12-
1 p.m.
Q "Wednesdays in Leonardo's:
Jonathan Motley," sponsored by
North Campus Commons,
Leonardo's, 8-10 p.m.
STUDENT SERVICES
Q Campus information Centers,
Michigan Union and North Cam-
pus Commons, 763-INFO,
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