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XCI, No. 5

Copyright 1980, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, September 9, 1980

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages


Shapiro agrees



late Ib
University President.Harold Shapiro
told 13 North Campus residents yester-
day that he and the University vice-
presidents would "seriously" consider,
reinstating some late night-early mor-
ning North Campus bus runs.
A proposal, submitted by students to
Shapiro, provides for a single North
Campus "loop" bus that would run
from Central Campus to Bursley, Baits,
and Northwood Apartments between
midnight and 2 a.m. Sunday through
Frequent route service on Friday and
Saturday would be similar to last year,

ius service

Daily Photo by JIM KRUZ
UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT HAROLD SHAPIRO meets with North Campus residents to discuss the recently-announced
schedule cutbacks for the North Campus bus service. The 13 students offered a proposal which would provide limited bus
service between midnight and 2:15 a.m.

according to the students' plan.
"This is not an easy time
budgetarily," Shapiro warned. "This is
not an easy situation."
The University cut back the North
Campus extended bus service hours
this summer, citing low ridership levels
and increased costs. The decision has
sparked a major protest among North
Campus residents-particularly those'
living in Bursely and Baits-wpo
depend on the buses for transportation.
Bus Protest Committee and, Michigan
Student Assembly President Marc
Breakstone met with Shapiro to discuss
the possibility of the bus's rein-
Despite the University president's
warnings, however, he told the group he
would "raise the issue at the executive
officers' meeting (today). We won't
resolve the issue. But we'll let you know
what we propose to do," he said.
The protesters had planned to use the
fact that students study late at the
library as a major bargaining point in
the negotiations. But the University has
also cut back the hours of the Un-
dergraduate Library until midnight,
virtually destroying any chance of
debate on that issue.;
(until'2 a.m.) ridership was not what
was agreed upon," Shapiro pointed out.

in reference to a study co-sponsored by
MSA and the University two years ago
to determine whether to continue the
late bus service.
At that time, the University told MSA
weekly ridership would have to total 825
passengers from 12 to 2 a.m. to maintin
the late service. But average weekly
ridership at that hour was less than 500,
In addition, Shapiro pointed out the
University had hoped to supply late
night bus service at a cost of 45 cents
per rider. But, he said, because of the
limited number of passengers, the cost
jumped to approximately 80 cents per
One major point which is "non-
negotiable," said Bursley Resident Ad-
viser Jim Gold before the meeting with
Shapiro, is the hours of weekend ser-
But Shapiro noted, "Sometimes I get
exasperated. I think the bars in town
ought to run the buses."
GOLD HAS SAID that a conversation
with Associate Housing Director Norm
Snustad revealed that the decision to
cut back on bus service was based par-
tly on the administration's view that the
weekend buses are used for socializing
rather than studying.
Breakstone noted his concern that the
decision to cut back the bus, service
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.ULI to close 2 hours earlie
study late at night.
By SARA ANSPACH "We'll have to reduce the quality and the The Union study area will replace the old union
John works most every night to help pay his availability of services," said University Library gallery. The newly-furnished room has study tables,
ever-rising tuition. His' roommates are nice guys, Director Richard Dougherty. "There's no avoiding lounge chairs, game tables and a fireplace. It will
but they like to party about the time John gets off it." seat a maximum of about 65 students.
work. John has tough classes this emester and he Students may notice the cuts in staff when they "WE FOUND THERE is a significant need for
needs a couple hours of peace and quiet each night have to stand in line a little longer, or when they good study space," said newly appointed Union
to study. notice reference desk hours have been reduced and Director Frank Cianciola. "It (the study room) is
John's got a problem. books aren't shelved as fast, Dougherty said, also a place for students to sit and interact."
Budget restraints have forced the Undergraduate THE UNIVERSITY IS making several attempts Several students have protested the cut in UGLI
Library to close its doors two hours earlier this to help increase study space for students. The newly hours on the library's suggestion board, and
year-at midnight instead of 2 a.m. All other cam- rennovated Michigan Union will provide study Michigan Student Assembly president Marc
pus libraries close at midnight or earlier, and dorm tables and lounge chairs for some late night Breakstone said many students have complained to
study lounges are for residents only. To top it off, studiers. Rooms 4004 and 4008 in Angell Hall will be him about the reduced hours.
the only 24 hour restaurant in walking distance open from 6-11 p.m. every night except Saturday. "Cutting out library.hours is cutting into our hear-
would prefer that John didn't study at its tables. The reading room in the basement of the Modern tland," said Breakstone. He said the issue of study
LACK OF STUDY SPACE-or the right kind of Languages Building has been expanded and will be space was second only to tuition in its importance to
study space-has plagued University students con- open to students as soon as new furniture arrives students, and that the assembly will be looking into
sistently in the past few years. And this year, with Head Librarian for the Undergraduate Library 'the situation.
an even tighter University budget, finding a place to Rose-Grace Faucher, said that approximately 50 A random sampling of students studying at the
study at the time you want to study is going to be students used to study in the UGLI from midnight UGLI last night showed that while many rarely took
even more difficult. until 1 a.m:and the number tapered off from 1 a.m. advantage of the UGLI's extra hours they wanted to
The UGLI is the only library that has had to cut until 2 a.m. She said she is hoping that the union be able to study until 2 a.m. if they had to do so.
hours signifieatntly this fall but many will feel the study space, which will probably be open until 1 LSA sophomore Judy Bradley said that she rarely
thrust of budget cutbacks one why or another. a.m. will be able to accommodate those who need to See UGLI, Page 9
Former 'U' rof. Samoff
Saccepts position at StanfordU.

Midnight riders say
bus cutbacks limt
stdsocial time

Joel Samoff, the former University
political economist whose tenure denial
sparked the wrath of several campus
student groups in 1978, has accepted a
teaching position at Stanford Univer-
Samoff will serve starting this fall as
Associate Professor of International
Development Education at the Califor-
nia Institution. He will work primarily
with graduate students that Stanford
has recruited -from third world coun-
"There are a number of opportunities
in this program" Samoff said. "Stan-
ford has a more organized cross-

national program than Michigan."
THE UNIVERSITY, according to
policy, is not required to provide an ex-
planation when denying tenure, and no
explanation was provided in Samoff's
case which went through several ap-
At the time, some students
speculated that Samoff's Marxist
philosophies and the political science
department's emphasis on research
were two major factors for his tenure
Until recently, Samoff was a lecturer
in the Residential College and the
Director for Afro-American and
African studies.
"We believed he was an extremely

superior teacher," said John Mer-
sereau, Residential College director.
"The student evaluations showed it."
"However, the Stanford offer was
wonderful," Mersereau continued. "I
didn't think that his future at Michigan
was very promising."
"STANFORD HAS LESS hostility to
my academic orientation and political
concerns, than Michigan," Samnoff said.
"My work was in political
economy-it has some Marxism-but
don't call it Marxist," he said. In order
for something to be Marxist, he said, it
must follow the Marxist ideology: he
said does not solely follow the Marxist

Several dark figures scurried toward
the Geddes Street bus stop just after
midnight. They joined the students
waiting for the final Sunday night bus to
North Campus.
Chemical engineering student Gary
Childs, 19, sighed-it was 12:04 a.m.
and he had been waiting for the bus for
an hour. About 25 others milled about in
the cold, quiet night.
Until this summer, Childs and other
North Campus residents could take the
10 minute bus ride from Central Cam-
pus until 2:15 a.m. nightly. Bit the
University cut back the hours of the
transportation system to 12:15 a.m.
Sundays through Thursdays, 1 a.m.
Fridays, and 1:20 Saturdays.
the high costs of bus operation and low
ridership levels as reasons for the loss
of service. But North Campus residen-
ts-some of whom do not live in the
area by choice-feel they are being rip-
ped off.
"On my (housing) application. I put
everything down but North Campus,

but that's where I'm living," said
Childs, a junior transfer student
residing in Baits's Ziwet House.
"If they stick you out there (North
Campus), they have to be willing to
give you transportation," she said.
At 12:09 a.m. the bus finally arrived.
Childs found a seat in the middle of the
bus by the window and waited for it to
begin moving. But the driver sat quietly
in his seat, with the doors open, filling
the narrowaisle with the dool night air.
Childs and other North Campus
residents have had to deal with the in-
convenience of the earlier bus hours.
"I had to stay (on Central Campus on
Saturday) night because I missed the
last bus," he said shyly. "I didn't want
to take a taxicab. A guy I know took a
taxicab twice last week. That gets ex-
Hallfast has another solution-walking.
"I've walked a couple of times," said
the veteran North Campus resident,
who is spending his second year there.
"It's not fun, but it won't kill me."
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X. X

Know-it-all prof
A S THUNDERSTORMS moved through Madison, Wis.
Sunday morning, two small children expressed their
fear that the lightning bolts would strike their house. Non-
sense, chuckled their father, University of Wisconsin Prof.
Terrence Millar. Millar assured his two kids that the house
could never be struck by lightning because the building was
surrounded by high trees. With little Jessica and Matthew

chair or better lighting. But the players didn't even budge,
much less complain. One of the players did talk, however,
and actually got first prize. The winner was the Sensory
Chess Challenger, a $360 piece of hardware that was com-
peting against nine electronic brethren. "Some of them
played like patsies," said George Koltanowski, who writes
a chess column for a San Francisco newspaper. "One
machine was ahead a whole bishop and couldn't win. I don't
know many people who can play that badly." He said the
computer that won didn't play particularly well and didn't
really have to. 0

field goal touched off a frenzied celebration by Macalester
coaches, players, and 3,000 ecstatic fans. They joyously
guzzled the champagne that Athletic Director Dennis Keihn
said "We've had on ice for about five years." Q

Pa id pupils
Memorial Junior High School in San Diego is considering
paying students for each day they attend because playing
hooky has become so popular. Principal Bob Amparan
figures the school could actually save some money by
paying the kids to show up. Last school year, the school lost
$132,000 in state funds because of unauthorized absences,
for which it is penalized $9 per day per student missing.
"My idea may sound a little crass, but it ought to appeal to
them." said Amnaran. who administers the school with the

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