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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, August 11 1979-Page 3

University
observatory
undergoing
piecemeal
renovations
By TIM YAGLE
The Detroit Observatory has been sit-
ting on top of a small hill in front of
University Hospital for 125 years. Even
though it doesn't possess the statue of
famous observatories such as Mt.
Palomar or Mt. Wilson, the Univer-
sity's astronomy department faculty
treat it with dignity.
Astronomy Prof. Orren Mohler said
the observatory's two refracting
telescopes haven't been used for 40
years. The astronomy department
decided a few years ago the interior
needed a new coat of paint, and then
considered renovating the stately-
looking building.
MOHLER SAID there are problems
in making a serious attempt at
renovating the structure, built by the
University's first president, Henry
Tappan.
According to Mohler, there's little
money available and no one is sure how
extensive the renovations should be.
He said the astronomy faculty can't
decide whether they want the building
simply cleaned up, painted, and
preserved, or restored to top condition.
"IT'S A QUESTION of how authentic
you want it to be and how much money
you have," Mohler said. "I'd like to
restore it as far as possible.
"But there's no way it could be
restored because we don't have good
records of what it was like then."
Mohler figures the cost could be
around $100,000, depending on the ex-
tent of the renovations, and he said
there's little chance of getting that
much money. lHe said the University
has applied to government science
foundations for grants but has been
turned down on all but one occasion.
AS A RESULT, the renovations have
been piecemeal, done by whoever
See 'U', Page 14

Daily Photo by LISA KLAUSNER
THE 125-YEAR-OLD Detroit Observatory next to Couzen's Hall is in the process of being renovated. But due both to
uncertain funds and the Astronomy Department's indecisiveness on how extensive the renovations should be, work
is proceeding on a piecemeal basis.
STUDENT FEES WILL ALMOST COMPLETEL Y FUND FACILITY
Health Service soon self-supporting

By SARA ANSPACH
Health care costs may be rising nation-wide, but tt
year's $6 increase in the student Health Service assessme
isn't due entirely to increasing patient care costs.
Instead, it is part of a plan initiated in 1976 to ma:
student Health Service almost self-supporting by 19
Several years ago, the state legislature prohibited I
University from spending general fund money on nc
academic facilities. The University then decided to gradual
reduce general fund monies spent on Health Service ai
replace it with direct student assessments.
CURRENTLY ABOUT 50 per cent of the service's budg
comes from student fees, approximately 33 per cent fro
general fund money, and the rest from clinic fees and oth
sources of revenue, estimated Administrative Manager I
Health Service Dana Mills.
to day-
Bon voyage
This is the last issue of the Daily until Sept. 6. It's
been a hot summer, and you can read about it in The
Summer in Review, Page 4. A list of Hap-
penings ... for the vacation period is on Page 6.
Good luck with finals, have a fabulous break from
school-and, oh, yeah, see you in September.
Commencement, translated
It's been tough, but you've made it, and now you
have a degree from the University, and you want to
relish all the effort during commencement, Aug. 19,
at 2 p.m. in Hill Auditorium. Here's some ground
rules: Each graduate will receive four tickets on a
first-come, first-served bases. Tickets are available
until Aug. 17 at the Diploma Office, 1518 LSA
Building 7:30 a.m.-noon, and 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.;
Graduates are to assemble in MLB at 1:15 p.m.
Aug. 19; Announcements are available at the Con-
cession Stand Counter in the Michigan Union Mon-
day through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Ph.D. recipients
will be photographed as they leave the stage, and
have an option to buy the pictures. When will you
- get that coveted sheepskin? If you're doctoral can-
didate and are not attending commencement, pick

In two years, he said, Health Service will be funded
almost entirely by student fees. After 1981 the only increases
in the student assessment will be for inflation or new
programs the facility may wish to initiate.
Thomas Easthope, assistant vice-president for student
services, said a "small proportion" of Health Service money
will still come from the University general fund. In this way,
he explained, Health Service will still be under the Univer-
sity's direct jurisdiction.
Currently, the director of Health Service reports to Henry
Johnson, Vice-President for Student Services. Both Univer-
sity and Health Service administrators said they are pleased
with this relationship, and Easthope said he doesn't expect
Health Service to "travel" to another department.
STUDENTS MAY be contributing more input to Health
Service policy-making in the future, according to Gail Ryan,
See HEALTH, Page 14

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up your diploma in the Diploma Office the week
before or after graduation. Other diplomas will be
mailed in early October; but if you worked hard
enough to get honors, your diploma will be mailed in
early November. Congratulations!
England goes nude
Although most of continental Europe already has
accepted nude sun-bathing on its beaches, England
finally has gotten into the swim of things. Brighton,
England, a town with a beach frequented by Lon-
doners, decided Thursday night to allocate part of
its five-mile strip of beach to nude bathers. One of-
ficial waved a bakini in the air and a grandmother
displayed a nude self-portrait after the town council
voted to approve the legislation. Emily Knight, a 73-
year-old Brighton resident, said, "I must appear,
ever so rude, but I am sure people here are used to
that sort of thing. If I was a young girl with a nice
figure I'd do it." It's okay, Emily, you can do it
anyway.
Happenings ...
. .. the Go Club will meet in Room 2050 of the
Frieze Building at 2 p.m.... 'mark Sullivan will
perform on the guitar and the synthesizer at 8 p.m.
in the Pendleton Room of the Michigan
Union the School of Music presents Rossini's

"The Barber of Seville" at 8 p.m. in the Men-
delssohn Theatre ... the Lighthouse presents
"Jesus Christ-the same, yesterday, today, and
forever" at 8p.m. in the Power Center. Call 761-8507
for ticket information. . . FILMS: Ann Arbor Film
Co-op-The Mark of Zorro, 8:40 p.m.; The Adven-
tures of Robin Hood, 7 p.m., 10:20 p.m.; both in
Aud. 3, MLB ... Cinema II - Loneliness of the
Long Distance Runner, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., Aud. A,
Angell Hall ... Cinema Guild-Casablanca, 7:30
p.m., 9:30 p.m., Old A and D Aud.... SUNDAY, the
Hiking Club should meet at the northwest entry of
the Rackham Building on E. Huron Ave. at 1:30
p.m.... the School of Music again presents "The
Barber of Seville" at 8 p.m. in the Mendelssohn
Theatre ... FILMS: Cinema Guild- Santa Fe
Trail, 8 p.m., Old A and D Aud.... MONDAY,
carillonneur Helen Fan will give a recital at Burton
Tower at 7 p.m.
For Happenings ... Aug. 14 through Aug. 31, see
Page 6.
On the outside
Today will be mostly sunny, the high temperature
a pleasant 75'. The low will dip near 50'. It's an old
wives tale that when the sun shines the weekend
.before finals, few books will open until the night
before the exam. Good luck!

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