The Michigan Daily-Saturday, June 10, 1978-Page 5
'U'guests sleep cheap in dorms
By RICHARD BERKE
How's thisfor a bargain one-night
stay in a double room in Ann Arbor:
$4.75, with maid service a few bucks ex-
tra. And it's only $8.25 more for three
meals per day served in the ground
floor dining room.
No, the local Marriott hasn't in-
troduced cut rates to attract lodgers in
its off-season. Rather, the rates are of-
fered by the University to attract con-
ferences to use campus dormitories in-
stead of leaving them idle until Sep-
RON YONKOSKI, facilities coor-
dinator based out of the University Off-
Campus Housing Office, estimated that
5,350 people, comprising some 41
organizations, will sack out in campus
dorms in the summer months.
Yonkoski said 75 per cent of the people
coming to campus are students par-
ticipating in workshops or conferences,
some of which offer University credit.
Conventions, basketball training cam-
ps, and cheerleader workshops are also
Yonkosk.said the groups he books for
University stays average between 1,200
and 1,500 participants. He said if a
group of under 100 people calls for
lodging he can make arrangements
within two weeks. But the larger groups
must make reservations sometimes as
much asa year in advance.
Although the Unviersity's conference
business is "not a huge money-making
operation," Yonkoski said the aim of
booking campus conferences is to keep
dorm rates down during the school
year. He said, however, that summer
guests don't pay any more than studen-
ts who occupy dorms most of the year.
YONKOSKI SAID providing con-
ference service is also good for the
University's public relations.
"It's a good recruiting tool for
students interested in coming here in
the future," he stated. "Also, adults get
a chance to see what dorms are like."
Oxford Housing, Baits Housing, Bur-
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worked on a radio station.
ACCORDING TO Poceta, "There are
no students who aren't on the air
because of non-students." He said
anyone who wants to work for the
station can, although what time of the
day a student will broadcast depends on
his or her availability.
As program director, Poceta decides
who and what kinds of show goes on the
air and when. He said prime time - af-
ternoons and evenings - go "to people
who can demonstrate the best musical
POCETA SAID the non-students can
"devote more time (to the station) than
the normal student can." Poceta also
claimed the non-students help fulfill the
station's service to the community.
Poceta said the administration is
trying to separate the University from
the community by depriving it of a ser-
vice only WCBN can offer. As an exam-
ple, Poceta mentioned the John Sinclair
show which WCBN carried last winter
"The real issue is student control of a
student radio station," said Poceta.
BUT THOMAS Easthope, assistant
vice-president for student services,
said the University, as the station licen-
se-holder and financial agent, has
every right to say only students are to
be allowed to work for WCBN.
Easthope said the station exists to
provide an educational experience.
"We've got to maximize the
availability of that to the students," he
"If you're not a student, why should
you have the right to remain and
remain and remain?" Easthope asked.
THE STUDENT radio station is
primarily responsible for providing
students with a "hands-on experience,"
according to Easthope. And although
students should always strive for
quality, it is secondary to the
educational goal, he said.
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Poceta, on the other hand, said the
non-students who have been broad-
casting longer, "improve the quality of
the educational experience."
Disc jockey Miller said it is important
for him to have non-students at the
station. He said it was nice to know
"there's' always someone there who's
MILLER SAID if-it weren't for non-
students, WCBN would have to shut
down. The danger is particularly high
during the summer since "We couldn't
find enough people."
Although the original charter of the
station makes it an educational tool,
Miller said he thought the station has
"grown in character." He said it
provides a valuable service to the
"It's a real radio station - something
we can be proud of," said Miller. He
said not allowing non-students to
broadcast "takes something away from
it: the flavor of radio."
Bret Eynon, a recent University
graduate who works at WCBN, said the
issue is still one of student control. He
said WCBN broadcasting privileges
should be determined by students.
"What the administration is saying is
that the students can't make that
decision," Eynon said.
sley, Alice Lloyd, West Quad, and
Mosher-Jordan are the residence halls
traditonally open for the summer con-
ference trade. West Quad is generally
reserved for youth groups, while
"higher-level" conferences who
demand the "best accommodations"
are booked at Baits and Mosher-
ONE SUCH GROUP is a national
hospital director's conference which is
now occupying rooms in Mosher-
Jordan. Air conditioning units were
temporarily installed in Mosher-Jordan
rooms specially for that group.
Yonkoski said he has yet to compile
figures on how much cash the Univer-
sity takes in from its summer trade.
But, unlike past years, Yonkoski said
this summer's operation is not in the
And Yonkoski wants to keep it that
way. Stating that there has been "no
ding conferences, he plans to organize a
promotional effort to attract groups to
campus thrdugh brochures.
Though the University's conference
service does include optional maid ser-
vice and other amenities, Yonkoski said
he does realize its limitations.
"We can't run this (service) like a
Hyatt Regency," he maintained. "We
have to be honest with customers and
tell them what to expect they come to a
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