The Michigan Daily-Wednesday; March 11, 1981--Page 7
Dorm windows installed
By DENISE FRANKLIN
As the last of the new windows are
being installed in Mosher-Jordan and
Stockwell dormitories this month,
students are just starting to quiet down
about the inconvenience.
Since last fall the University has
replaced windows in eight dormitories,
claiming the renovations will save
more than $100,000 a year in heating
costs. But students have been trying to
block the renovation.
THE BIGGEST GRIPE students
have voiced concerns the caulking used
to install .the windows. "The smell was
terrible, there was no way to escape for
more than a week," said a resident of
Alice Lloyd dormitory.
"We heard rumors of people in
Markley getting violently ill, and of a
girl in West Quad breaking out in
hives," said a Resident Adviser in East
Quad dormitory. Hearing these reports
from other dormitories, East Quad put
up a big fight.
"We were concerned for our health
because the caulking package read
'flammable - do not use in enclosed
areas or around people,' " explained
an East Quad resident.
But there was nothing they could do.
"The workmen had been hired and
there was a time limit on the com-
pletion of the work," said Paul Boyer,
Director of University Housing Main-
"IT IS THE BEST stuff on the market
- the Office of Safety and Environmen-
Students say caulking
fumes a health hazard
banded together to form a committee'
they named "The Save Mo-Jo Commit-,
tee." They gave a petition to Robert
Hughes, Director of University ;
Housing, demanding an end to the in- .
stallment of the windows.
"We don't like the look of the windows -
or how they are constructed, to give :
less air flow," said Marc Sheperd,
founder of the "Save Mo-Jo"
movement. Students were tdld there is
nothing they can do about the whole
situation, Shepard said.
tal Health has checked the caulking
material, Tremco, and determined that
it is not a health hazard," Boyer said.
"Only one in 1000 people are allergic to
the caulking material, and we have
tried to provide alternative sleeping
arrangements for those people."
"I don't know why they're com-
plaining," said a workman. "I've been
putting it in for ten years, there ain't
nothing wrong with the stuff."
"We realize that it is an inconvenien-
ce, and we are trying our hardest to be
through with the job by the end of the
month, so the students won't be
bothered during finals," said Boyer.
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protestors. "If we want to keep
studying this (field), we'll have to go
out of state to find another un-
dergraduate program like MSU's."
"It's all political maneuvers," a
coalition member said. "The Univer-
sity must prove to us that this state of
financial crisis really exists."
One professor of mathematics who
spoke to the crowd saw a connection
between MSU's financial crisis and
President Reagan's expanded military
"If Reagan's (recommended spen-
ding increase) in defense was divided
up between all the colleges and univer-
sities in the country, MSU would have
enough money to meet its $36 million
shortfall," he said.
"Fund human needs, not the
military," the professor said.
COLD WEATHER last month forced
workmen to caulk the East Quad win-
dows from the inside, which resulted in
a greater smell in the rooms, Boyer
said. But, he added, "We've taken care
of that and the windows in. Mosher-
Jordan and Stockwell are being caulked
from the outside."
Another complaint with the new win-
dows regards their appearance. "The
old windows went with the decor and
the new windows won't be as pretty, but
they're more heat efficient," commen-
ted Lynn Desenber' a freshwoman in
Some students in Mosher-Jordan
Daily Photo by JIM KRUZ
FRESHMAN DAVID BARONHOLTZ has to dress warmly to study in his
dorm room. Barenholz is just one of hundreds of Mosher-Jordan residents
enduring the inconveniences of the dorm window replacement project.
U' Chamber musicians
By JEFF VOIGHT Hilbish s
The University Chamber Choir and of the cho
Chamber Ensemble was nominated for received a
a Grammy music award last month. the Gramr
Although the group failed to win the asked for
prestigious award, Prof. Thomas Hilbish's
Hilbish, director of the group, called the why the
nomination and awards ceremony "a caller ask
once in a lifetime experience." Grammys
It is the first time a person or group choir's nor
*affiliated with the University has been
nominated for a Grammy. It is also the Founde
first time in history an academic choral first Amer
ensemble was nominated in the Gram- Spoleto F
my category of Best Choral Perfor- made twc
mance, Classical other than Opera. Europe,
HILBISH SAID that although he Union, P
never really expected to win the award request of
and was not surprised when the The cho
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra formed at
was announced as the winner, he was nedy Cent
still excited during the ceremony. in the Car
Hilbish said after sitting next to a also rele
record producer, talking to him, and which, a
then watching him jump up and down received f
upon winning an award, he was on the
edge of his seat as his own category ap-
David Aderante, a member and for-
mer manager of the University Choir
and Ensemble, said, -'I watched the
Grammys .. . and I thought in the back
of my mind it would be great if we won,
*but I wasn't really expecting it."
said he was surprised to learn
air's nomination. He said he
call from Los Angeles before
my ceremony and the caller
r the correct spelling of
name. When Hilbish asked
caller wanted to know, the
ked, "You've heard of the
?" and told Hilbish of the
Srty oF' .
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d in 1964, the group was the
rican choir-in-residence at the
estival in Italy in 1969 and has
o musical tours of eastern
performing in the Soviet
oland and Hungary at the
the U.S. State Department.
ir and ensemble has also per-
both Washington D.C.'s Ken-
er and the Las Palmas Opera
nary Islands. The group has
ased two record albums,
ccording to Hilbish, have
avorable critical reviews.
... Grammy nominee
will speak on the topic
Wednesday, March 11 at 8 p.m.
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ore information contact
irananda Ashram, 995 -5483
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