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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September 9, 1982--Page 7-8

C enter
oreign
students
adjust
By CHARLES THOMSON
Adjusting to the rigors of a college
lifestyle can be difficult enough for
students from suburban Detroit. For
students from suburban Caracas, the
transition can be disastrous.
It's partly to help make the transition
as smooth as possible-as well as to
help foreign students derive the
maximum benefit from their stays in
this country-that the, University main-
tains the International Center.
FOR FOREIGN students, the
primary aim of the center is to assist
students in their dealings with the
federal immigration authorities,,ac-
cording to Jon Heise, the center's direc-
tor. The center also provides newly-
arrived foreign students with an orien-
tation program and with some coun-
seling services, he said.
But Heise also said both finances and
the program's philosophy limit the in-
volvement of the center in the everyday
lives of foreign students.
"Our ideological approach is that the
CHRIER International Center should participate
College only to the extent that seems absolutely
s to a necessary in the affairs of students,
private scholars, and faculty," Heise wrote in
nob at- the program's annual report.
Heise said, however, that the center
is still able to provide adequate support
services to University students.
l "WE FIND our clientele to be
relatively more mature, more
sophisticated type of student," said
Heise. "In fact, several students have
said they are glad we don't parent
them."
He said budget concerns have only
e Flener, kept the center from having "luxurious
ries, but frills" such as its own immigration at-
le to in- torney or subsidies for recreational ac-
tivities.
effective He also said a portion of the center's
ner said, orientation work is handled by a local
Tuch for volunteer group, the Volunteer Inter-
a lot of national Hospitality Program.
buy all of The center-Through its Overseas
Opportunities Office-also offers a
ey, the number of services to University
number students and staf who are planning to
nd con- travel abroad. The center sells Eurail
rvices of and Youthrail train passes, inter-
graduate national student identification cards,
new ser- and travel insurance. The center also
or of the keeps information files on work- and
study-abroad programs.

Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
THE HOPWOOD ROOM, located in Angell Hall, contains the literature written by past Hopwood Award winners.
Hopwoods recognize top writers

Daily Photo by JEFF SC
AND YOU THOUGHT social studies were over with in high school.'
social studies don't deal with history or politics; the term refers
theory of studying. Although some students prefer the solitude of a
carrel or dorm room, others-such as those pictured-like the m
mosphere of library reference rooms.
U' libraries contern
with budget er1unel

By SCOTT STUCKAL
The Avery and Jule Hopwood
Awards in creative writing represent
the pinnacle of success for Michigan's
student literati. Such literary
heavyweights as Arthur Miller, John
Ciardi, Norman Rosten, X. J. Kennedy,
and Frank O'Hara started on the road
to writing success by winning Hopwood
awards when they were University
students.
More than 65 Hopwood Award-
winning manuscripts have been
published, and many times the award
has led to highly successful careers in
writing for the winners. And if that isn't
enough to convince you to enter, each
contest includes thousands of dollars in
cash prizes to encourage young writers
to continue their trade.
WINNING THE HOPWOOD was
"very encouraging," said Ingrid Smith,
who received a 1973 award for fiction.

Until a creative writing teacher
suggested Smith enter her short story
Mid-Air she had heard little of the in-
ternationally famous writing awards.
But after she found out she had won,

Smith discovered "how much other
people value the Hopwoods," she said.
One of the judges who read over
Smith's winning manuscript put her in
See HOPWOODS, Page 11

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By GREG BRUSSTAR
Some observers of the educational
scene say the most important factor
for a great university is its library. No
matter how many schools or depar-
tments a university can boast as being
ranked among the top in the nation,
the library remains the key.
That's because all those schools and
departments must rely on a library to
provide the resources for teaching
and research.
rUT IF A library system can't keep
its reserves up to date, then its quality
is bound to decrease in time. The
University libraries thus far have
Aeen able to avoid cutting their book

acquisition budgets, said Jane
associate director of the libra
they also haven't been ab]
crease those funds.
Inflation has caused ane
decrease in the budget, Fler
"and we're not getting as r
our dollars abroad-we buy
books abroad. We just can't b
the books that we'd like to."
In order to save mon
libraries have cut back on the
of periodicals purchased a
solidated the reserve book se
the Graduate and Underg
Libraries, Flener said. Thet
vice will open on the third flo
UGLi this fall, she said.

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