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OCLE Yf THE DAILY J UTAH ? by ALEX LISEMAN 15 Chronicle staff Editor's note: During a recent conversation with classmates, reporter Alex Liseman complained about an upcoming exam. One of his friends suggested he contact a person who would, for a fee, take an exam. Although Liseman was not interested in the possibility of cheating, he did later contact the "professional cheater" to ask for an interview. After buying the interviewee VOLUME 88. NO. 7J THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH THURSDAY. DECEMBER 7. 1978 Pfo clhealls 'jjustiffoF tihrills lunch, Liseman discovered the following: Q. What services do you basically offer to students? A. My services are simple. For a price, I cheat on tests and exams for students. Finals, midterms you name it, I've cheated on it. I guarantee a GO percent score or better on the test. If the final score is less than that, which is rare, I refund one-hathe money. Q. How long have you been cheating professionally? A. I started about two years ago. This past year, I have had another friend join me. lf Q. What do you charge to take a test? That is difficult to say. It depends entirely upon the exam. Q. How exactly do you go about the process, once you get into contact with the person and decide to cheat for him? A. I usually prefer to have their notes a day or so in advance. This gives me a basic backeronnH rf wh- I ran exnect to be tested on. The rest takes place the next day in the actual classroom. Obviously, I can't tell you what I do in there. When I go to the class in the student's place, I take the test, put his or A. - gyairamitiees si her name and social security number (which I always memorize) on it. I only cheat in large classes. It would be much too easy for a professor to recognize a new face in a small class, especially on the day of an exam. Q. Have you ever been caught? A. Never. You would be surprised how DeastJ: a 0 many students cheat on their exams. You would have to be very obvious to get caught. Naturally, the student I cheat for never tries anything, since he stands to lose a lot more than myself. Q. Do you see anything morally wrong with what you do? A. I have my own feelings about cheating. look at it as a living. Tuition is immoral. Hell, so are a lot of other things. Q Do you cheat in all subjects? A. Yes, just about. As long as the class is large, as I j ust mentioned. Naturally , I preft r 101 classes but you can't have everything. I never cheat on a total essay test. There are too many risks involved unless it is a class I have had before myself. Q. Suppose a student wanted to get in touch with you to have you cheat on a test. How would he go about contacting you? A. Well, I don't advertise in the Yellow Pages I'd be cheating all day. I won't cheat for just anybody. I check people out pretty thoroughly. Many time I approach the student myself. Right now, I limit myself to one or perhaps two tests a day. It's a damn lot of work to cram all those notes and the actual cheating is never easy. Q. Why do you suppose people cheat on tests? Is it because the tests are so difficult? A. No. I started to cheat just for a thrill. I know it sounds absurd, but even now it still has a certain excitement. No, I don't think the tests are so difficult. Many of the people I cheat for have several jobs and no time to study. One girl I've cheated for a couple of times just cracks up when she has to take a test. She is really quite intelligent, but she would rather pay me to take the lest for her than have the mental strain of taking it I herself. Q. Are you a student yourself? A. Yes. Q. May I ask what your major is? A. Certainly. Law. WlajjoF adirnnissDODDS Iftegemitis' by JOHN MURRAY Chronicle staff Gov. Scott Matheson reaffirmed his promise Wednesday not to request a tuition increase higher than the Board of Regents' proposal. Meeting with six-perce- nt student leaders in his office, Matheson also said he will recommend expansion of the law library and said no decision has been reached on funding renovation of the University Mines Building. During the half-hou- r meeting, University ASUU Legislative Relations chairman Dave O'Leary of creating instead suggested effect" a "double-whamm- y tuition to by increasing make up for declining enrollment, the state should help the University. Matheson said tuition and other long-ter- m policy questions, should be decided by the regents. "WTien the number of students goes down, (the ftuiiftDODD proposal universities) always ask lor more money to maintain their base. When the number of students goes up, they always ask for more money because they have more students," he said. about long-terpolicies is often painful, he said, but added, "Forcing people to think hard about how they use their funds is a good exercise. Sometimes we come up with a good alternative." However, Matheson said he is prepared to recommend a $3.75 million expenditure to expand the University law library. An additional $1.16 million would be used for utility additions. "I go by my Building Board's priority list," he explained, and showed the students the law library was near the top of the list. "I think its time has come . . . it's ready to go," Thinking m he said. Lowell Brown, representing the Council of Student Body Presidents, noted that students pay University more than students at other Utah facilities. "Our tuition is subsidizing other schools in the state," he said. "Precisely what President Gardner has said," Matheson replied. The governor said he didn't know the best formula to make tuitions more equitable while recognizing the different needs of the schools, and suggested that the regents continue to manage and monitor the process. He did not discount a proposal that comparable institutions, such as die University and Utah state, and Weber State and Southern Utah State, pay comparable tuitions. "You can try some ideas for a time," he said. He also told the students that although a surplus of $60 million to $170 million is forecasted, he will not change his budget. "I could, but I'm not going to change it. It's done," he said. U Village feces power failure unless they conserve immediately University Village residents were warned Wednesday night that unless they conserved energy, a "power failure may be imminent." Hot water service was discontinued, laundry rooms were closed and all exterior lights were turned off in an attempt to avert the power failure. In a memo sent to village residents, Director Joe LaFleur requested that residents also "conserve on all appliance usage (TVs, stereos, radios, hair blowers, etc.) Ranges, broilers and toasters y users and such appliances are should be in limited use." LaFleur said an ongoing project to upgrade the University Village electrical transmission line was delayed by materials shortages, bad weather and excessive use of the line. "This week's record cold and wind is severely aggravating the overload high-energ- problem," he said. President David Gardner, speaking to student leaders, said there has been trouble with the line between the village and the stadium substation for a year. If everyone used their heat and ovens simultaneously, "nothing will work," he said. "On the other hand, if TVs and water heaters are not used, and lighting is used discreetly, we'll get by all right," he said. Gardner said the peak periods would be between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday and from 6 a.m. to S a.m. today. The cafeteria will be open as a temporary facility in case of an emergency. Noting the minus-- 5 degree temperatures Wednesday night, Gardner added, "I regret it. I wish we could have gotten the lines in earlier." by JOHN MURRAY Chronicle staff University president David Gardner announced the first major admissions policy change in 18 years Wednesday night. Beginning in 1981, entering freshmen will be required to have completed four years' study of English, he told the ASUU Cabinet. Gardner, in explaining why student enrollment is decreasing, said he thinks Gov. Matheson will stick with the Board of Regents' tuition increase proposal, and he praised student lobbying efforts. The more stringent admissions policy is only part of an attempt to raise University academic standards, Gardner said. "We're trying to make students excited about coming here instead of thinking, 'Wrell, I can always go to the U,' " he said. The number of teaching assistants (TA) conducting classes has been reduced from 25 to 16.7 percent, he pointed out. "The TA's can teach just as well, but there's more to it than just information; there's the stimulus the student gets from coming into contact with faculty of that caliber and competence," ne said, Gardner said he has also made a deliberate effort to strengthen the honors program. clhaoge Despite academic improvements, enrollment is down. Enrollment may be dropping because of a more aggressive counseling stance toward students "in a condirion of academic distress," he said. Students with financial, motivational and personal problems are counseled on alternatives to attending school. Gardner said 500 students have left since spring. Others leave when the economy is booming because jobs are more plentiful, he said. He noted that the 500 who have left represent an equivalent of 800 full-f'm- e students, because the average student takes less class units. He hopes the legislature will not give the University less money as enrollment dips, he said. In the past, enrollment drops have meant less revenue for the University, and in turn, tuition increases. Gardner said the tentative 5.7 percent resident student tuition increase is the lowest for any institution in the system, and said it would probably not be any higher "unless the political situation becomes so horrendous that everything falls apart." Gardner gave credit to student lobbyists saying, "When the students come in, they have a credibility the presidents don't." TOW 9:55 a.m. Coffee and Politics, Inflation: Politics and the Dollar, Eliot Janeway, economic journalist and syndicated columnist for Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News, OSH 255. 11 a.m. Organic Chemistry seminar, Recent Investigations of the Pummerer Reaction, Clifton Sanders, Chemistry 102. 1 1 a.m. December Chorale, Union Foyer. 11 a.m. Plant Science seminar, Phloem, 1978: Structure Related to Function?, Michael A. Walsh, Biology 202. 12 noon Communication colloquium, Criticism of the Mass Media, Herbert Zettl, Union 323. 12 noon Challenge Lecture, Bionics at the University of Utah, Union East Ballroom. 3 p.m. Nursing lecture, Research Opportunities for Faculty and Students in Occupational Environmental Health, William Rom, Nursing 401. 3:30 p.m. Philosophy colloquium, Aristotle's Notion of Moral Goodness, Joseph Owens, University of Toronto, OSH 334. 4 p.m. Physics colloquium, Coupled Clusters and Electron Correlations, Ray F. Bishop, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., No. Physics 203. 4 p.m. Biology seminar, Comparison of Hormonal Regulation to Regulatory Systems in E. Coli, Patrick O'Farrell, University of California, San Francisco, So. Biology 202. 7:30 p.m. Wrestling, Utah vs. California 8 p.m. Opera Workshop, scene recital, Music State-Bakersfiel- d, Hall. HPER-- E 101. 8 p.m. T.V. program, NOVA: Light of the 21st Century, KUED-7- . 8:30 p.m. Dance lecturedemonstration, Labanotation: A System for Recording and Analyzing Movement, Central City Community Center, 615 So. 300 E.