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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September 4, 1980-Page 13-A

City Housing
A review o student options


With rare exception, all freshpersons entering
the University are subjected to the unique experience
of living in a residence hall. Although some residents
actually choose to live in a dorm for the whole of their
collegiate life, most students leave after their first or
erond year, and enter the chaotic world of off-
campus housing.
'Off-campus housing is comprised of apartments,
hpuses, cooperatives, fraternities and sororities,
These units make up about approximately 70 per cent
of all student living space. With some success, people
have been able to live cheaper, cook better food, and
have more privacy in non-dormitory housing.
'APARTMENTS ARE like dorms without RAs. Few
apartments have the individual character of which
dorms are infamously void. Nevertheless, apartmen-
ts offer more privacy and are often quieter places to
live than dorms. Most apartments come completely
furnished but often provide a challenge to a student's
imagination to make bare and lifeless surroundings a
bit more bearable and homey.
. The houses in the city are very old and fragile,-but-
often very. beautifuil. They range from 30 to more
than 100 years old, and often boast beautiful-std
ways, fireplaces, beveled glass, large porches, and
ornate woodwork.
- Cooperatives are often the cheapest way to live.

Each of the residents perform a prescribed duty, like
cooking or cleaning, and reap the resulting economic
benefit by cutting down on maintenance costs.
the coordinating body for the campus area's 22 co-
ops. It recently obtained a $1 million grant from HUD
With some success, people have
been able to live cheaper, cook bet-
ter food, and have more privacy in
non-dormitory housing.
to refurbish the cooperatives, and the houses have
been able to make sparkling improvements with the
There are 31 fraternities and 16 sororities on cam-
pus. Over the past several years, the University has
seen a resurgence in the popularity of Greek life.
Three meals a day, parking, and a vigorous social
calendar make Greek living very enjoyable. In ad-
dition, they are often involved in joint charity efforts
with other houses.
The Greeks still engage in those activities which
capture the tradition and essence of college life, such

as homecoming displays and a homecoming court,
pranks on other houses, organized college songs, and
frequent partying. If ever there was vigorous Greek
life on the nation's college campuses, the Univer-
sity's has among the most active.
THE CITY HAS a history of conflicts between lan-
dlords and tenants. In the late 60s and early 70s, city
renters, protesting poor conditions and high rents,
engaged in rent strikes, in hopes of bringing change.
Since then, things have settled down, although
animosity still lingers between the two parties.
Thee are several organizations which will assist
University students in housing related problems. The
Ann Arbor Tenants Union is an organization
dedicated to resolving differences between landlords
and tenants. Most of the work is performed by volun-
teers, who answer phones and work out possible
solutions to tenant problems. Student Legal Services
perform basically the same duties. Both are located
on the fourth floor of the Michigan Union.
In addition to the organizations listed above, the
University's Off-Campus Housing Office, on the first
floor of the Student Activities Building, will not only
assist students in problems with their landlords, but
also offers valuable assistance in finding a place to
live for the fall. The office has an up-to-date listing of
available housing units and also maintains a bulletin
board outside the office, where "housing wanted" and
"roommates needed" signs are plentiful.


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Judge ponders Marwil
tenure review decision

(Continued from Page 2)
with a final, grace year given if a decision not to reappoint
K made at that time.
The situation is further complicated, Marwil claims,
because the two-year contract carried him through his six-
th year on the faculty. It is Marwil's contention that he was
consistently led to believe (through administrator comments
and department and college policies) he would receive a
tenure review, and that such reviews were standard prac-
tice for sixth year faculty members.
The University contends there is no University-wide rule
guaranteeing a tenure review in a faculty member's sixth
ear, and during the trial produced a string of expert wit-
esses-including University President Harold Shapiro and
former Engineering Dean David Ragone-to testify to that

no University rules prohibit a non-reappointment review in
the first year of a two-year contract.
Because Marwil was supported in his request for a tenure
review by members of the faculty Senate Advisory Com-
mittee on University Affairs and a unanimous decision by
the Senate Advisory Review Committee (a faculty grievan-
ce body that can issue advisory decisions), and because
that support was not .heeded by department and College
administrators, Marwil's case is especially important in
deciding the future of faculty grievance procedures at the
Furthermore, many faculty leaders fear the University
administration will, regardless of the outcome of Marwil's
suit, begin to tighten and clarify rules regarding tenure
reviews and contract terminations, eliminating a latitude
that they consider necessary and desirable.


do all,
the wor Ik.
Just fill out the RUSH SLIP below
(or pick one up in the store), and
hand it to one of our clerks.
o Voila! Your books will appear.
No searching shelves and pawing
through stacks looking for the
right book.
We maintain an up-to-date
list of required texts. And, of
course, any changes will
bring a cheerful exchange
or refund (even for dropped
courses). Just return the
book with a receipt and in
the same candition
I 1 as purchased.
And how much does this
service cost? Nothing. We
guarantee it. If our prices
I 'aren't competitive, we'll
refund the difference at
any time within two weeks.
What more could you ask?
NOTE: Please specify if you want new books.
Our clerks are instructed to provide
the best quality used books available
(and we've got a lot of 'em).






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