The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 13, 1980, Image 11

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United Press International
Do college girls worried about their grades
initiate romances with professors?
Not very often, according to reports on sex
ual harassment on college campuses. Much
more frequently, when teachers and college
coeds get '"involved,” it’s the professor who
starts the romance perking. And some profes
sors mixed up in this sort of thing make it clear
that the student’s grades are affected.
A new focus on campus sexual harassment
comes in a report in the current Chronicle of
Higher Education, in studies presented at the
annual meeting of the American Sociological
Association, and in other studies.
A major report on the subject will he issued
next month by the National Advisory Council
on Women's Educational Programs, which
Congress established six years ago.
"Sexual harassment of post-secondary stu
dents is an increasingly visible problem of
great, but as yet unascertained, dimensions,”
the report says.
The report suggests the U. S. Department of
Education’s Office of Civil Bights set up a
policy to forbid sexual harassment of students.
The proposal: sexual harassment of students
would be a violation of Title IX of the Educa
tion Amendments Act of 1972.
There is nothing new about teachers making
passes at students. What is new is attempts to
stop teachers from making sexual overtures.
At Yale University, New Haven, Conn., five
former women students are in the midst of a
three-year battle now in the courts. The stu
dents claim the sexual harassment is a civil
rights issue. This marks the first time sexual
harassment has been put in that category.
Yale claims the charges are moot since a new
grievance policy was adopted in 1979 and con
ditions that existed on campus in 1977 no lon
ger exist. Now students who feel they have
been sexually harassed can complain through
the grievance channel.
Consider a report to the ASA from two
sociologists at the University of California,
Researchers Donna J. Benson and Gregg E.
Thompson said they found 30 percent of the
female seniors there had been harassed by at
least one male instructor while at Berkeley or
another college.
They defined sexual harassment as “any un
wanted sexual leers, suggestions, comments,
or physical contact which (the student) finds
It includes "verbal propositions, invitations
for dates, touching, kissing, fondling, discus
sions about personal problems, obsequious
friendliness, and offers of high grades for sex.”
“Women students learn that even simple
friendliness and academic enthusiasm are
often misinterpreted as an invitation for sexual
advances,” the researchers said.
"‘When such advances are rejected, faculty
members often respond with such punish
ments as withdrawing intellectual support and
encouragement previously given generously,
sharp and often sarcastic criticism of work once
praised, and assigning a lower grade than a
student confidently estimated her work mer
ited. ”
Do female professors harass male students
sexually? Benson and Thompson say that hap
pens but it's “insignificant" when compared to
the practice by male teachers.
An informal poll by the Chronicle of Educa
tion drew these comments:
“It’s rampant, absolutely rampant” — Jac
queline Gibbone, University of Virginia.
“It may be highlighting this issue will cause
male teachers to become more cautious, less
friendly, and less available to female students”
— Marcia Millman, Uniiversity of California at
Santa Cruz.
“I think it’s the trickiest issue in sexuality
today”— Patricia MacCorquodale, University
of Arizona.
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daily are* PHILADELPHIA — The dumpy
Jager gulping another chocolate-
Hed cherry or the portly business-
nan tucking away another plate of
Bied potatoes may not consider
Biselves food junkies — but they
night be.
search by Temple University’s
|)r|David Margules indicates that a
tormone called beta-endorphin,
H:h acts like an opiate, may be
losely connected to obesity.
Margules said in a recent inter-
^ k ^ at heta-endorphin “lies dor-
18nt and is only called upon in spe-
Great Pyre 4 circumstances - ”
[omondorta. taoks as if hunger and starva-
arshaveinst! °R can bring it out, and stress can
ock in it out,” he said.
;rs with thet'tw ow the hormone fits in the chain
U.S Agrii ^ even t s awa its to be determined by
ieyhopeto^ljf rch ’ said Margules, but appa-
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lost 15,000 u “K er
and bobcali M a PP ears to be especially active in
vear mi ^hires where famines are preva-
few ear ' TL
. 0 j- Myrtleli^hey feel that if they don’t eat
p to 50 per ‘ ey 1 wi 1 11 P er j sh > which }, s a Panful,
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endorphin, the first natural opiate
discovered in the body, which acts in
a way morphine might.
“It will produce constipation. It
will also slow down breathing. It will
produce a passive, relaxed state,”
said Margules, who founded and
heads the newly created National
Obesity Research Foundation.
“Many of its actions help us to con
serve energy so we’re less likely to be
active when this morphine-like hor
mone is working,” he said.
Once the passive state is past, he)
said, “then we get withdrawal symp
toms, and when it’s gone we get
more cravings — like alcohol.”
“We’ve known for many years that]
obese people talk about food as if it
were some kind of drug, so we con
nected the two,” he said.
In preliminary research on rats,
Margules found a high incidence of
beta-endorphin in obese animals.
Naloxene, which counteracts the
effects of morphine, stops mice from
overeating. Action of the drug is
shortlived and has not been tested on
humans, he said.
Obesity, Margules said, is becom
ing a major health problem.
“There are 40 to 60 million Amer
icans who are overweight. They
spend $10 billion on obesity treat
ments that fail and up to now there
has been no national foundation de
voted to obesity research,” he said.
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. LONDON — As every shepherd knows, sheep tend to break some
S ,1 H 3 ° y their eight teeth while chomping through their rugged diet of grass
suul tic j n summer anc i frozen turnips or similar in the winter.
3 Komondffli When this happens they also tend to break their mouths, and the
"htTrl nCXt sto P * s usuall y the dinner table.
bor s dogp* Adam Thomson, an Edinburgh dentist, believes he has perfected a
operty line s j m pi e device which enables the sheep to keep eating for twice the
■when the usua ^ a 8 e °f hve or six at which their teeth generally start to go.
aed on fedei^* h they are able to continue to eat, they are able to continue to raise
, . in) j resfi - more lambs, he said. So a comparatively simple device could do a great
_ed gj deal to provide more chops and other lamb dishes for the national diet,
■rtail losses Thomson is the son of a hill farmer and knows sheep. He is also a
ustrated bvf dentist with a considerable practice among humans and has had experi-
^ jMnce of most of the experimental techniques — such as embedding
sition in Ids ^ se teeth in the jaw bone — now under test in various laboratories.
*, He was wondering about preventing broken mouths in sheep by
^sorting to the embedding method he came up with what seemed like
Si more practical idea. The sheep’s teeth are all in the lower jaw. Why
lot, he thought, devise a splint that would attach to whatever teeth
mained in the mouth and glue it in place using the new immensely
iwerfol adhesives?
This would strengthen the mouth and save it from being broken.
He tested the device on two valuable prize ewes and it worked.
Examination of many other sheep indicated all adult sheep have
mouths of three widths.
|j “All you have to do, ” Thomson said, “is choose the size, dab the glue
on your splint, attach the splint to the teeth and hold it tightly in place
for about 30 seconds. The whole procedure should take no more than a
few minutes.
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A tradition for nearly 40 years!
on sale in MSC: Tues.-Fri. 9:00-4:00
Free Corp delivery
Corp personnel please buy from dorm
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forest green
Originally 35
Now 28 50
for her
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(Cash Only Please)
We reserve the right to limit
use of this privilege.
Downtown Bryan (212 N. Main)
Culpepper Plaza
Even though we do not prescribe diets,
we make it possible for many to enjoy a
nutritious meal while they follow their
doctors orders. You will be delighted
with the wide selection of low calorie,
sugar free and fat free foods in the
Souper Salad Area, Sbisa Dining Center
Monday tJi roil gh Friday 10:45 AM-1:45 PM
Four killed in resort fire Sunday
United Press International
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — A fire
roared through low-income housing
at the bottom of a mountain early
Sunday in this Arkansas resort town,
killing four people and injuring at
least three, officials said.
Two brothers, ages 25 and 27,
were killed, along with a 90-year-old
man and a 25-year-old woman, offi
cials said.
The woman’s husband jumped
from the second story of the burning
apartment building and survived.
He reportedly beckoned to her to
jump, but she refused.
Officials said all residents of the
housing had been accounted for and
taken to a relief center. The cause of
the fire has not been determined.
The blaze, whipped out of control
by high winds, engulfed the old two-
story apartment building and six cot
tages, residents said. Tne buildings
were at the base of West Mountain,
and fire authorities said the blaze
threatened to sweep up the side of
the mountain until it was controlled
about 5 a.m.
It apparently began about 2:45
a.m. Sunday, authorities said, but
fire crews were not notified for about
40 minutes.
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