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They enjoy playing
(ContinuedfromPage 3 stop students from spending nights
But "transfer students don't want to together. "If people pair up and it
know what the dorms are like - they're doesn't bother anyone's roommate, we
not going to live there. They'd rather don't key the rooms for bedcheck," he
look for housing than go to meetings," said.
explained Sheeran. Orientation leaders usually apply for
FRESHPERSONS also try to get out the job in October, and are then inter-
of some orientation activities, but with viewed before learning whether or not
little success, since "We've got them they have been accepted in February,
trapped," according to Sheeran. Sheeransaid.
"We're real sticklers for making people The leaders are still relating the
go to the games." "New Games," a same old superstitions and anecdotes
two-year-old orientation rumpus which they have been since the founding of the
encourages cooperation rather than -University.
competition is an important part of the
orientation agenda, Sheeran said.
The leaders "trap" orientees by
scheduling important meetings directly
after New Games, so that if students
miss the games they miss the meetings.
Sheeran said he feels the games are a
good way for orientees to become *
acquainted. "The first day (of orien-
tation) is really long," he said. "The
students get kind of antsy. The games
are a good way to blow off steam. Even
if they don't like it, they can sit around
and say 'Gee, this sucks.' It's one way
of getting together."
OTHER FORMS of amusement in Studen
the offing for the freshpersons include
parties in South Quad's lounges or
cafeterias with music a la WRCN a

The Michigan Daily-Saturday, August 5, 1978-Page 11
'follow the leader'
"We never cut down the University,"
THIS YEAR, Sheeran laughed, Sheeran continued. The leaders do
there's a new story: freshpersons are make jokes about the services however.
told that if they run up to the top of CRISP is an example. "We just make
Burton Tower during the Monday night fun of its name," he said. CRISP is
carillon concerts and identify the tune "what it feels like when you get out of
being played, they will receive a free there."
record album. The biggest orientation problem, ob-
In the leaders' presentations to the served Sheeran, is "kids who come up
freshpersons, Sheeran said, the veterans who think they're real cool ones, who
try not to sound "peppy about the think they don't have to go to the
University. They are more excited meetings, or kids from the Ann Arbor
about living in Ann Arbor, the area who think they know all about the
lifestyle." University. but don't."

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University-run radio station. Or when
no formal entertainment has been
scheduled they settle for a liberal sup-
ply of pop and potato chips.
Many orienters, however, opt for
anight on the town rather than an
evening of organized activities. "A lot
of them go out to the bars," said
Sheeran, adding that after such ex-
ploration some students end up back in
South Quad bathrooms, quite sick.
Sheeran speculated that many
students drink a lot at orientation
because it's their first time away from
parents. "When I went through it
(orientatioan) I kind of did drink," he
admitted. "It was my first time away
from home."
MEN AND WOMEN are separated by
floors, but Sheeran said this does not
It's been
a boring
summer
(Continued fromPage 3)
RHONDA BARNAT, an editor at
University Hospital's public infor-
mation office, called the recent
shooting death of hospital ad-
ministrator Donald Koos "unfor-
tunate."
Other than the shooting, Barnat said
the most interesting thing at the
Hospital has been a financial turn-
around. In the past six months, the
hospital has cut a $1.7 million deficit to
$200,000, and expects to hit the break-
even point at the end of the fiscal year
this month.
Hospital Director Jeptha Dalston at-
tributed the reduction to an increase in
patient days and revenues, more ef-
ficient allocation and use of patient
beds, a hospital-wide austerity
program, deferral of capital expen-
ditures and necessary rate increases in
clinics and laboratories.
Even the Diag was quite under
yesterday's blazing sun. Several sun-
bathers spread out on the lawn, and n
orange fsishee flew in front of Mason
Ha,-buf -ther than a fewcrambling
squirrels; tirere was little action.

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