The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, March 8, 1983-Page 3
computers added to
help financial aid office
By BARBARA MISLE
Three-hour waits outside the Univer-
sity's financial aid office may be a thing
of the past next month when 17 new
computer terminals arrive to help
speed up work, officials said yesterday.
Each financial aid conselor will have
a terminal in his or her office which will
make student records more easily ac-
cessible, said Harvey Grotrian, direc-
tor of financial aid.
WHEN A student submits an ap-
plication for aid, his or her financial
background is stored on index cards
and filed on one of the office's six com-
The additional computers, which cost
$1,000 each, will allow a student's
financial background to be entered
immediately onto the computer and
decrease the wait for students who call
or stop by the office to check their
The computers will also cut down on
errors when entering information into a
student's file, which Grotrian says will
help the office run more efficiently.
"RATHER THAN add five or ten
more staff persons and rely on Rolodex
cards and paper files, we have chosen
to rely on technology to bring efficien-
cy," said Grotrian.
The office won't save any money
because of the cost of the terminals, but
the new computers will help the office
handle recent changes in financial aid
Stiffer eligibility requirements for
federal financial aid and guaranteed
student loans has made the application
procedure more confusing, Grotrian
SINCE 1981 the federal government
has raised interest rates and adjusted
eligibility standards in the GSL
Program three times, including a man-
datory needs test for students from
families with income above $30,000.
The computers are part of a long-
term project to be completed by 1985.
By that time, the system will be able to
print follow-up letters to students after
the office receives their applications.
Daily Photo by WENDY GOULD
Engineering sophomores Steve Zaidel and Tom Gawlick thumb through the selection of movie posters on sale yesterday
at the Union. The sale will end today.
Fla. town may lose charter
HACIENDA VILLAGE, Fla. (AP) -
The state senator who represents this;
hamlet is campaigning hard to wipe it
Off the map because it has "gone ber-
serk" issuing thousands of lucrative
But residents say they've got the best
Oolice department around. Last year,
pickets for moving violations alone
totaled more than $78,000, and the of-
ficers raked in a full third of city
"A CANCER" and "a disgrace,"
says state Sen. Tom McPherson, a
Democrat from Cooper City.
Today he will ask Broward County's
15 other lawmakers to endorse Hacien-
da Village's disincorporation. The
decision is up to the state legislature.
Hacienda Village, a 34-year-old town
four miles west of Fort Lauderdale on
the fringes of the Everglades, has 27
police oficers. That's one policeman for
every five dwellers in the 130-resident
than 400 com
serves as de
was clear, a
over traffic tickets
park where the entire our salary."
ves. Paradoxically, the Mayor Sherman Crise retorts to the
r of residents and more criticism with an obscenity.
mercial. properties give "You talk about writing 5,000 tickets
age the state's highest a year, and that's nothing," Crise said,
a gold police badge flashing from his
le inside the trailer that hip.
partment headquarters "In fact, when I found out how many
former officer, Pamela cars were going through here, I told the
now works in Georgia, police chief to write double the number
"We were expected to of tickets they've been writing, or I'd
citations a day to cover fire each and every one of them."
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The 21st Ann Arbor Film Festival opens today at the Michigan Theatre.
The festival received more than 250 entries from independent filmmakers
this year, 100 of which have been selected for presentation throughout the
week. Winners will be named Sunday. Screenings are at 7, 9, and 11 p.m.,
and cost $2.50 for one show or $6 for an entire evening.
Japanese Studies - The Twilight Years, 9:30 a.m., Lorch.
University Players -'"The Father,"8 p.m., Trueblood Theatre.
Mosher-Jordan - University Honors Quartet performs Brahms string
quartet, opus 51, no. 1, 10 p.m., Jordan Lounge.
School of Music - Piano recital, Rachelle McCabe, 8 p.m., Recital Hall;
Vocal Recital, Rebecca Schumacher, 8 p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall.
Center for Human Growth and Development - Barbara Anderson,
"Diabetes and the Family: Parent and Child Responsibilities in Treat-
ment," noon, Rm. 1000, 300 N. Ingalls Bldg.
Communications - Henry Geller, "The First Amendment and the News
Technology," 3:10 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
Chinese Studies - Judy Wyman, "Watch Out for the Foreign Guests,"
noon, Commons Rm., Lane Hall.
Geology - Robert Wintsch, "Chemomechanical Feedback Mechanisms in
Ductile Deformations," 4 p.m., Rm. 4001, C. C. Little.
Western European Studies - Hugo Brandt-Corstius, "The Miracles of
*Dutch," 8 p.m., International Center.
Industrial and Operations Engineering - Johan Strumpfer, "Searching
for an Object which Reacts for Women-Margot Duley-Morrow, "Women's
Herstory," 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Church, 1917 Washtenaw.
Chemistry - Michael Doyle, "Those Ubiquitous Nitrogen Oxides and their
Effects on Hemoproteins," 4 p.m., Rm. 1300, Chemistry.
Ann Arbor Public Library - Lawrence and Karen Kersten, "Your Per-
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English Language and Literature - Harold Bloom, "Criticism,
Prophesy, Canon-formation: The Sorrows of Facticity," 7:30 p.m.,
The Rudolf Steiner Institute - E. Katz-"The Image-Language of the
Zodiac VI: The Leo Aquarius Polarity," 8 p.m., 1923 Geddes.
Communications - Fred Fejes, "Current Issues in International Com-
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Computing Center - Forrest Hartman, "Computing for Poets," 3:30 p.m.,
American Studies - mtg. for students interested in American Studies,
3:30 p.m., 364 Lorch.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - International
Women's Day panel discussion on militarism and demonism, 7:30 p.m., 1420
Lesbian NEtwork - 6:30 p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe.
Public Relations Club - meeting with film "Opinion of the Public," 4 p.m.,
Spartacus Youth League - forum on "Women's Liberation through
Socialist Revolution," 7:30 p.m., Conf. Rms. 4 & 5, Michigan Union.
PIRGIM - Forum on "Michigan's Fiscal Crisis: Facts, Fallacies and
How It Affects U-M," 8 p.m., Henderson Rm., Michigan League.
School of Art - seminar on "Marketing Arts in the 80s," 11:30 a.m., Art
and Arch. Aud.; 7 p.m., Pendleton Rm., Union.
Red Cross - Blood Drive, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Huron High School.
Michigan Judo Club - 6:30 p.m., IM Sports Bldg.
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L At the Michigan League we behold
East Quad resident
shoots self in dorm room
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said East Quad Building Director Lan-
Housing officials said they did not
know where Katz got the gun, a .22
caliber rifle, the University has strict
policies against, firearms in the dor-
mitories. Even the rumor of a gun is
enough to send campus security into ac-
tion, said Dave Foulke, director of
housing residence operations. But, he
added, "It wouldn't be that hard for
someone to smuggle a firearm in."
Katz' roommate told housing officials
he had never seen the gun.
Foulke said a closed room with a few
stereos on the hall playing could easily
have hidden the noise. Added Ann Ar-
bor Police Sgt. Harold Tinsey, "A .22
(caliber rifle) doesn't make a very big
After the death was discovered,
University peeracounselors held hall
meetings at the dorm, some of which
lasted until 7:30a.m.
Some East Quad residents said that
evey though the staff was being suppor-
tive, they felt information was being
withheld. "They had a hall meeting
with counselors, but when we asked
questions they were really vague," said
one East Quad resident.
This was the second known successful
suicide committed in a University dorm
in the last several months. In October,
LSA sophomore Alisa Jean Principe
took her own life in her Stockwell dor-
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