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Reagan landslide
surprises students

S"Surprise" was the key word at election parties on
Icampus last night.
No matter which political party they supported, most
students expressed surprise that President Carter lost so
early and by so much.
Many parties planned starting times later in the evening,
but shortly after 8 p.m. it appeared that Ronald Reagan
would be the 40th president of the United States.
SPARSE CROWDS WERE reported at many dormitory
lounges and local bars early in the evening because the
Reagan landslide was unexpected.
The mood at the Michigan Union University Club was
quiet as local Republicans gathered. to view the election
results. "ft's because we're conservative," Kerry Spencer, a
Reagan booster from Birmingham said.
"I'm really amazed," said Greg Robel, a University Math
teaching assistant. "I thought the race would be very
close-I was beginning to worry when I heard there was a
heavy turnout."
JERRY SOLINAS, a fellow math T.A., raised his beer
mug and said, "I'm gonna drink one for the Gip-
per"-referring to Reagan's screen role as the Notre Dame
University football legend.
Reaction on North Campus to the former California
governor's victory was favorable. "At last the American
people have decided to exorcise the devil of incompetence
This story was written by Daily University Editor
Beth Rosenberg with reports from Daily staff writers
Beth Allen, Nancy Bilyeau, Jim Davis, Elaine Rideout,
David Spak, JohnSpelich, Charles Thomson, and Jeff

from the White House," said LSA junior Michael Spoelman.
At the Anderson campaign party, workers were disap-
pointed with the outcome of the election. "People should have
voted for their consciences," Dave Bonnewell, former
University student, said.
"I feel that Carter would have been the best substitute for
Anderson. I am really upset Reagan is going to be our next
president," LSA sophomore Amy Gajda said.
DORM RESIDENTS at Couzens Hall gathered in the
television lounge to discuss the results. "I voted for Reagan,"
Tammy Roy said. "It's better to have one flake than a whole
bowl full."
Bruce Wilkison, a sophomore in the Music School, hails,
from California and calls himself a hard-line conservative.
"I'd like to see a change away from starting a new program
for every little problem that comes along," he said.
"I do trust Reagan. I think age is a virtue. Reagan will
bring some freshness into office," Wilkinson said.
"AT THE END of Reagan's term there (in California),
there was a good surplus of government money and taxes
really weren't too high. I think he had a good handle on
government spending," he said..
When he heard that the Tisch tax cut proposal would be
defeated by a 2-1 margin, one pro-Tisch bystander at the
University Club shouted, "I wish he (Shiawassee County
Drain Commissioner Robert Tisch) would sue the ass off of
(University President) Harold Shapiro."
Another viewer countered; "Aw, send him back to the

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Spencer and Jerry Solinas celebrate a
Reagan victory last night at the Uni-
versity Club in the Michigan Union.
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Students vote in droves

A record 4 million voters-70 percent
of those registered in Michigan-cast
ballots yesterday, including an unex-
pectedly heavy turnout in Washtenaw
Flocks of voters caused early mor-
ning and late evening delays
throughout Ann Arbor polling places.
Waits of two to three hours were repor-
ted at Mosher-Jordan dormitory last
night where lines stretched from the
north front entrance to the loading
County Clerk Robert Harrison esti-
mated that more than 70 percent of the
approximately 176,000 registered
voters in Washtenaw County turned
ED BITNER, election ward chair-
man at Mosher-Jordan, said he
estimated the turnout at "20 to 25 per-
cent above the last presidential elec-
tion." -
This story was written by Daily
University Editor Beth. Rosenberg
with reports from Daily staff writers
Beth Allen, Maura Carry, Jim
Davis, Debi Davis, Maureen
Fleming, John Spelich, and Charles

Many first-time student voters
bogged down the voting process
because of address changes and un-
familiarity with voting machines, ac-
cording to Kathy Scheel, an election
worker at Angell School in the 3rd
One worker at the Burns Park School
booths said that election officials were
showing more than half of the voters
how to.use the voting machines. He ad-
ded that about 30 percent of the voters
in the heavily-student district were
voting for the first time.
STUDENTS WAITING to cast their
ballots at Mosher-Jordan engaged in
creative loitering. While most students
studied, read the paper, or complained
about the line, others played
backgammon or listened to a student
piano player in a nearby lounge,
Second Ward co-chairwoman Katie
Larson was seen handing out candy to
the voters. "Thanks for waiting in line
to vote," she said.
Lines at nearby Stockwell dormitory
were not nearly as long. Patty Mulkins,
a poll worker, said she guessed about
half thcregistered voters turned out.
cilwoman Leslie Morris attributed the
large student turnout to the importance

of the presidential choice, the Tisch tax
cut amendment, and Proposal B which
calls for lowering the state drinking age
to 19.
LSA senior Susan Hruska said she
didn't mind waiting for almost an hour
to vote in Bursley dormitory last night.
"I WANTED TO vote for Anderson,
but the way the system is he can't win.
So I decided Carter was the lesser of
two evils," Hruska explained.
One out-of-state University student
voting in the Fifth Ward said he felt
uninformed on the ballot proposals and
was going to refrain from making a
decision on all proposals except on
Proposal D. "I'll vote no on Tisch for
selfish reasons," he said.



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AAFC-Heartbeat, 7,9:15p.m., MLB Aud. 3.
Cinema Guild-evening of American avant-garde films, 7, 9:05 p.m., Lor-
ch Hall Aud.
Cinema II-Rashamon, 7, 9p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Max Kade Haus-Der Verlorene, 8 p.m., Conf. Rm., Oxford Housing.
Psychiatry-Howard Shevrin, "An Evaluation of Recent Theories of Nar-
cissism," 9:30-11 a.m., CPH Aud.
CAAS-George Goodman, Bunyan Bryant, Janice O'Neal, "The National
Presidential Elections, 1980: The Day After," noon, 246 Lorch Hall.
Comp. Lit.-Thomas Pavel, "Semantic Issues in Poetics," 2:10 p.m., 447
Computing Ctr.-John Sanguinetti, "The PASCAL Programming
Language,"3:30-5 p.m., 3082 Nat. Sci.
English Comp. Bd.-Judy Kischt, "Organizing the Research Paper," 4
p.m., 2203 Angell.
English Lang. & Lit., CAAS, LSA, Comp. Lit.-Faiz Ahmed Faiz, "East
Meets West in Literature," 4-6 p.m., MLB 1.
African Students' Assn.-Ali Mazrui, "Africa in the 80s," 7:30 p.m., Hen-
derson Rm., League.
Ethics & Religion, Guild House, HSO-William Johnson, "Gay Political
Concerns and the 'Radical Right,' "7:30 p.m., Conf. Rm. 4, Union.
Rudolph Steiner Inst.-London Eurythmy Group, noon, Pendleton Rm.,
Union; 8 p.m., Mendelssohn Theatre.
Ark-Hoot night, open mike, 9 p.m., 3909 Hill.
Showcase Series-"Table Manners," 8 p.m., Trueblood Theatre, Frieze
Campus Chapel-Wednesday evening prayers, 10:00 p.m., north of U
Comm. Concerned with World Hunger-meeting, 8 p.m., 4008 Union.
LSA-SG-meeting, 6:15p.m., 3909 Union.
PIRGIM-Project Community, 7 p.m., 1439 Mason.
Stilyagi Air Corps-meeting, 8 p.m., Union Conf. Rms.
Cont. Education for Nurses-Holistic health workshop, all day, Airport
Hilton Hotel, Romulus.
Communication-Brown-bag discussion, Marion Marzolf, "New Jour-


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