Poge 2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 15, 1985
Zip code foul-up leaves a mess
By LAURA BISCHOFF
What a mess just a few confused em-
ployees and one inaccurate University
memo can produce. That is what
housing official Larry Durst and
several payment department officials
must be thinking as they look back on a
memo Durst sent three weeks ago to the
building directors of University
In the memo, Durst announced that
zip codes for the dorms had been
changed by mail service officials from
48109 to 48104. But he was mistaken.
DUANE COOK, general supervisor of
delivery and collection for the U.S.
Postal Service in Ann Arbor, reported
that the alleged zip code change was
nothing but a myth.
Sue Schroeder, manager of Univer-
sity Mail Service, dispelled the rumor
set= in action by Durst by confirming
that the residence halls should be using
48109 and not 48104, which is the city zip
Durst said Wednesday that the memo
was the result of a mix-up that slipped
through a number of University offices.
It all began when the payroll depar-
tment of the staff records office sent out
W2 forms to students in the dorms via
Mail Service. The addresses on W2s
failed to include the name of the dorm,
which is crucial to the delivery process.
Mail Service then simply assumed they
were city addresses with wrong zip
codes and they sent them back to the of-
fice requesting the proper zip codes.
FOR SOME reason, staff records of-
ficials just assumed that the dorms
should start using the 48104 zip code.
They passed on their faulty information
to the financial aid and housing offices.
Enter Larry Durst and his infamous
Suddenly, Barbour, Newberry,
Couzens, and East Quad dormitories
started to get "tudents to switch zip
"I read about it on the bathroom wall
(in an East Quad newsletter)," said
East Quad resident Linda Huff, an LSA
sophomore. But the announcement sur-
prised and angered very few students.
STAFF AT West Quad, Markley,
Alice Lloyd, and Bursley thought that
the zip code switch sounded suspicious
and decided to hold off from en-
couraging students to change.
But for those students who did happen
to listen to their dorm staff's advice and
switched their zip codes, letters will
still reach their destinations, according
to Durst. To insure the speediest and
safest delivery, he said that 48109. P id a
four-line address that includes the
dorm name should be stied.
Durst said he initially thought the
48104 zip would get letters directly to
the dorm instead of going through an
extra day of sorting at Mail Service.
However, letters are delivered direc-
tly to the residence halls, according to
Mail Service director Sue Schroeder.
Mail 'Service only handles large
packages and intra-campus items.
Thus there is no 'time save' advantage
to using any other zip code, she said.
Regents praise report
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average out of 4.0 with a 600 on the SAT,
should be admitted, Sudarkasa said. "If
somebody does well enough to get
straight As in high school-that in itself
is enough for admission."
However, she emphasizes that the
quality of the high school attended,
course selection, and recommendations
should also be scrutinized. "If all those
things indicate success here, then I
think they should be admitted," she
More personalized recruiting by
alumni, faculty, students, and ad-
ministrators will help increase the
number of students who apply here,
said Sudarkasa. "We have to take the
initiative and identify students,
hopefully when they are sophomores
and juniors in high school," she said.
WHILE MORE contact with students
during the pre-application stage may
not sound like an effective method, it is
'a big deal, Sudarkasa said. She said she
has visited with football Coach Bo
Schembechler and athletic recruiting
coordinator John Seyfert in order to
learn more about how minorities are ef-
"It's cultivating an interest in the
University. That's what they do with
the football players, and I think we can
do that," Sudarkasa said.
In her report, Sudarkasa not only
calls for more personal contact, but ex-
pansion of the brochures about finan-
cial aid to increase awareness about aid
at the University.
Sudarkasa said she wants students to
recognize the new financial aid
programs which would be created un-
der her recommendations. One of the
suggestions would provide aid to under-
represented minority students whose
parents can contribute less than $5,500
to their children's education. This
would result in $710,000 to be allocated
for Opportunity Program and other
Sudarkasa also recommends that the
Michigan Achievement Award be ex-
panded to offer a $1,000 grant. This
could be renewed for a student's
remaining three years, but only on the
basis of need. The total cost for this in-
crease in the award totals $730,000.
The cost of implementing
Sudarkasa's recommendations is ex-
pected to be $230,000 in 1985-86, and will
grow incrementally every five years
until it reaches the $1.575 million mark.
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Senate Committee affim*s budget
WASHINGTON-The Senate Budget Committee voted final approval
yesterday for a 1986 budget that recommends a freeze in Social Security
benefits, a reduction in President Reagan's defense build-up and cuts in
many domestic programs to chop $55 billion from the deficit.
But even as' the Republican controlled panel gave its approval on the 11-9
vote, the White House said President Reagan was "disappointed" with parts
of the $966.1-billion spending plan. Added Senate Majority Leader Robert
Dole, "It needs some work."
Dole said he still hoped the White House and Democrats would work with
Republicans to fashion a consensus budget.
If many Republicans declined to embrace the plan, Democrats were quick
to turn on it, vowing to fight the Social Security change among other
provisions, and complaining that Republicans were overstating the deficit'
"We can do better," said Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan (D-N.Y.) "We had bet-
ter do better."
U.S.-Soviet delegates stress
points of agreement in talks
GENEVA, Switzerland-U.S. and Soviet negotiators held their first
working session of the new arms control talks yesterday, with an American
delegate saying they tried to cover areas "where we agree."
Negotiators for the superpowers-21 for each side-met for a little more
than two hours at the U.S. mission to the United Nations and agreed to meet
again next Tuesday.
Tradition dictates the next round will be at the Soviet mission in Geneva.
After the talks, a U.S. spokesman said the two sides had read and ex-
changed papers outlining their respective objectives on nuclear arms issues;
"At this point, we're not trying to define where we differ on these issues.
We're trying to find where we agree," U.S. delegation spokesman John
Lehman told reporters.
The talks, which began Tuesday with informal greetings at the Soviet
mission, are the most ambitious even between the superpowers. They are
the first such talks since the Soviets broke off negotiations in late 1983 to
protest NATO's deployment of U.S. cruise and Pershing 2 missiles in
Goetz's lawyer sees vindication
NEW YORK-Bernhard -Goetz's attorney predicted yesterday his cleint
would be vindicated by a second grand jury, but said he had not decided
whether Goetz would testify about why he shot four teenagers on a subway.
"He was surrounded," said attorney Joseph Kelner. "One of these young
men.., sticking his hand in his pocket like this, in the best approved Edward
"Putting all of this together... he did what he felt he had to do," Kelner
Kelner, appearing at a forum on crime sponsored by the New York Post,
predicted that a new grand jury, like the first one to consider charges agai-
st Goetz, would refuse to indict him for the shootings.
The lawyer said he doubted there really is a "new" witness in the case, as
was claimed by Manhattan district Attorney Robert Morgenthau in the winning
permission to present the case a secona time.
Goetz, a 37-year-old self-employed electronics engineer, has admitted
shooting the four men last Dec. 22, sayinghe feared he was going to be rob-
State House committee approves
bill to outlaw exploding bullets
LANSING-The House Judiciary Committee yesterday approved a bill
banning all exploding and many armor-piercing bullets from the state.
The measure, which has drawn heavy fire from the National Rifle
Msoviatipn, bans all ammunition that contains an exploding charge within
the projectile, as well as handgun ammunition that contains less than 50 per-
"Nobody can give you any purpose for owning either piece of ammunition
other than for killing human beings," said Rep. Ernest Nash, the Dimondale
Republican sponsoring the bill.
The measure imposes a five-year prison term and $2,500 fine for
possessing or selling the bullets. Manufacturing them carries the same
prison term but a fine of up to $25,000.
Pan Am head meets strikers
NEW YORK-Leaders of striking ground workers met with the chairman
of Pan American World Airways yesterday but said they saw no easy
resolution of the 2-week-old walkout that has grounded more than half the
The meeting followed the first bargaining session between negotiators for
Pan Am and the Transport Workers Union since the strike began Feb. 28.
The bargaining session lasted less than two hours, and union officials said
they had nothing new to offer.
The officials expressed pleasure that Pan Am Chairman Edward Acker
has agreed to see them, but said, "We do not expect a breakthrough any time
The TWU's almost 5,800 mechanics, flight dispatchers, baggage handlers
and kitchen workers walked off the job demanding immediate restoration of
a 14 percent raise they postponed in 1982 to help the company escape
bankruptcy, and full pension benefits. Pan Am's four other unions agreed to
honor picket lines, which caused the grounding of all but 125 of the airline's
400 daily flights.
Students want commission
on minority student, affairs
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ministration is still considering
establishing a commission on minority
student affairs, but he noted that the
regents only suggested the commission
in their October 1983 meeting.
The administration also came under
fire at yesterday's meeting for its
refusal to release several discussion
papers addressing minority recruit-
ment and retention.
DANIEL Melendez, a representative
of the Council of Hispanic Concerns in
Higher Education, said student input on
the discussion papers would have been
"The report has not reached the
University community as it should," he
said. "We call for the end of that cloak
and dagger nonsense and the release of
the minority report."
Ten days ago, MSA condemned the
University's executive officers because
they "have not fulfilled the commit-
ment of 10 percent black enrollment
and have not involved the Michigan
Student Assembly and others in the
plans being implemented to reach the
ONE RECENT decision the ad-
ministration made without consulting
students occurred when a visitation
program for minority students was cut
from four to two days while the number
of programs per year increased from
one to three.
Ronald Kirkland, a representative of
the minority association at Bursley
Hall, said his group was "shocked" to
learn of the changes. He said the orien-
tation office, which is in charge of the
program, did not consult students.
"Students should have more input as
to how this is set up," he said.
KIRKLAND also complained that a
two-day program is "just not enough
Director of Orientation Donald
Perigo said students already have a say
in how the program is run, but that the
decision about how many days to run
the program "certainly could" involve
But as it stands now, Linzie said,
students are "alienated and left out of
the decision-making process.",
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline)
said yesterday's presentation was well
argued, and he agreed that students'
voices should be heard in ad-
ministrative decisions. "We want their
input," he said.
Headded, however, that ultimate
decisions should not be in the students'
"(The regents) really require the of-
ficers and the faculty to make the
decisions," he said. The regents, who
technically are in charge of the Univer-
sity, have delegated authority for its
day-to-day operation to the administ-
ration, Roach said.
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