The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 22, 1985 -Page 3
Plan to increase MTS access
By PHILIP CHIDEL
Installation of work stations in campus residence halls
will soon give students better access to the Michigan
terminal system, University officials said last night.
Douglas Van Houweling, the University's vice provost
for information technology, talked about plans for in-
creased computer accessibility at the public forum,
"Students and Computers at The University of
VAN HOUWELING sasid that the objective of the plan
was not only to respect the value of student time, but also
to maintain the University's reputation as a leader. The
plan is also meant to improve education and to obtain the
greatest value per dollar spent.
Staring next week, Apple Laser printers, Macintoshes
and Zenith computers will be installed in the East Quad,
Bursley, Couzens, and West Quad libraries. If that is suc-
cessful, more will be installed in other residence halls, ac-
cording to Jeff Ogden, associate director of the computing
In Fletcher, Vera Baits, Couzens, Stockwell, and Oxford
Housings, small Macintosh clusters of two to four stations
are to be installed. Larger clusters - (12-25 stations) -
are also to be installed in West Quad, East Quad, Mary
Markley, Alice Lloyd, South Quad, Bursley, and Mosher-
Jordan. Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-
November and to end around mid-February.
IN ADDITION to the new computers, the present
facilities around campus are being renovated. The Un-
dergraduate Library now has 25 new Macintoshes on the
fourth floor. The Ontel terminals have been relocated to
Room 22 in Angell Hall, and the Decwriters have been
scrapped. In the Learning Resources Center, ten Macin-
toshes hve been added, with ten Zeniths coming soon, and
20 more Z-148s arriving next term.
Plans to install a 30-station classroom in the School of
Social Work in the Frieze Building, and to expand an
existing cluster of stations in the dental school are the
works and should be ready by early winter term.
Presently, there are 250 work stations available to
students. Next term, there will be approximately 450, and
by the fall of next year, 625. By September of 1988, 1,750
work stations are expected to be available to students.
WITH THE increased number of work stations, there
will be virtually no need for a student to purchase his own
personal computer Van Houweling said. For those studen-
ts who already have their own computers, he said that
they "would come out best in the whole deal."
Van Houweling said these students would be able to en-
joy the same advantages of other students, plus they would
have their own terminal to work from. Other students
would have to share a work station.
Starting next term, a $50 fee will be assessed to all
students to help cover the cost of the expansion. For suc-
cessive terms, the fee will be $100 per term. Van
Houweling said the amount of the fee was "a judgment
call." He said the exact amount was arguable, but the
regents believed that the fee covered what each student
would be receiving.
Paul Josephson, president of the Michigan Studet
Assembly, was also at the forum. He said that MSA is still
debating whether it favors the fee or not, and has yet to
reach a decision.
Now available are student request accounts which give
students "free" computing time on MTS. The accounts
are open to all students and can be used for any academic
purpose, regardless of their class. So far, slightly more
than 2,700 student request accounts have been assigned,
plus 390 thesis student accounts and 1,477 faculty accoun-
ts. Ogden, estimated that approximately 6,000 such ac-
counts will be designated by the end of the first semester.:
Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Several developers would like to convert this municipal parking lot to a 400-room hotel. The hotel would
include conference facilities and below-ground parking for 360 cars. The parking lot is bounded by Huron,
Ashley, First, and Washington Streets.
City rejects ordinance revision
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building ordinance revision. His vote,
he said, was based on his belief that
the ordinance was tied too closely to
the proposed conference center.
"Unfortunately we have received
an image that his ordinance was
pushed through because of the
project," he said at last night's
Republican members, aside from
Hahn, voted to accept the ordinance.
"THIS IS a good way to make
developers pay for their own
parking," said Jeannette Middleton,
(R-Third Ward) "But, it is unfor-
tunate that this is tied to the Huron
Many of the project's 13 developers;
were present for the council's vote.
One member, who refused to be iden-
tified, said the group will reintroduce
the project without the underground
"The city doesn't seem to realize
that we wanted to make more parking
for (city use) . . . and now they will
have to provide parking at their own
expense," he said.
IF THE city refuses to approve the
new project, the developers wilithen
take legal action, he added.
The University would not be affec-
ted negatively by the oronosed con-
ference center, according to a letter
from University President Harold
Shapiro to the city last January.
Shapiro said the proposed center
would be an "asset" to the University,
and that the University was
"generally supportive" of the idea,
though it would be unable to par-
ticipate in financing the venture, due
to "a backlog of educational needs,
which will require all of (the Univer-
sity's) capital . . . for the foreseeable
Some residents questioned the
necessity of such a large project at
last week's public hearing.
Non-smoking travel minded roommate
seeks same for fun and adventure.
This semester. move in with a Maciosh" ' ihe point being. Macintosh helps students
For starters. its incredibly Iight and compact. So work better quicker and more creatively
xou can take it places And the beaut of Macintosh is. voU donft
And more mportant.Macintosh can take have to know diddlev about computeta to use one.
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Hikes in local phone rates fall Pltclefect
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Local
phone rate increases, which were $3.9
billion last year as the telephone in-
dustry adjusted to the breakup of the
Bell System, are much smaller this
year, according to a federal report
In cases completed in the first nine
months of 1985, public utility com-
missions in 31 states and the District
of Columbia have approved 49 percent
of the $1.7 billion in revenue increases
requested, or local rate hikes of $828.9
JOHN SODOLSKI, president of the
U.S. Telephone Association, which
represents most of the phone com-
panies covered in the survey, said "all
in all, I think what you're looking at is
a rational approach" by telephone
"They had no idea what would hap-
The Conference on Comparative Analysis of the Role of the Media in
Contemporary Legislative Campaigns continues today at 9 a.m. in the
West Conference Room in Rackham with Session III, "Mass Media Effec-
ts on Voters in Legislative Elections." This program is sponsored by the
Program in American Institutions, LSA, Rackham, and the Howard Mar-
sh Center for the Study of Journalistic Performance.
CG - The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 7 & 9 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
University Symphony Orchestra - Gustav Meier, conductor, 8 p.m.,
English Department - Readings, "A Celebration of Michigan Poets," 8
p.m., Rackham Ampitheatre.
Slavic Languages - Lubomir Durovic, "Typology of Swearing in
Slavonic & Adjacent Countries," 4 p.m., MLB 1.
Russian & E. European Studies - Timothy Colten, "The Riddle of the
Moscow Communist Party Organization," 4 p.m., 200 Lane Hall.
International Center - Lizwi Mhlane, "The Death Throes of Apar-
theid," noon, 603 E. Madison.
Chinese Studies - Brown Bag Lecture, Dorothy Solinger, "Wuhan:
Reform in the Inland," noon, Lane Hall Commons Room.
Chemistry - Seminar, Stephen Leone, "Laser Probing of Energy
Transfer & Chemical Reaction Dynamics," 4 p.m., 1300 Chemistry.
English Language Institute - Paul Munsell, "General Principles &
Language Faculties," noon, 3050 Frieze Building.
Germanic Languages & Literature - Harry Mulisch, 8 p.m., Inter-
Hillel - Pinchas Peli, "An Attempt at a Theology for the Reborn State
of Israel," 8 p.m., Hillel Auditorium.
Jerome Lecture Series - Irving Lavin, "Great Men Past & Present," 4
p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Department of Geological Sciences - K. C. Lohmann, "Secular
Variations in Carbon Oxygen Isotopic Composition of Phanerozoic
Marine Carbonates," 4 p.m., 2501 C. C. Little Building.
Business Administration - Donna Brogan, American Statistical
Association, 8 p.m., Room 146, Graduate School of Business Ad-
The Netherlands America University League - Harry Mulisch, author
of "De Aanslag," 8 p.m., 506 E. Liberty Room 202.
Action Against AIDS - 7 p.m., main floor, Michigan League.
Armenian Students Cultural Association -7 p.m., 2209 Union.
CRLT - TA Workshop, Wilbert McKeachie, "8 Ways to Improve Your
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pen after divestiture," he said. "They
were all sailing in a fog. That fog is
clearing now and you are seeing a cer-
tain maturity in requests for rate in-
PAMELA Gilbert, staff attorney for
the U.S. Public Interest Research
Group, acknowledged that the dollar
figures are down, but said: "That's an
awful lot of states, considering over 30
got rate increases in 1984."
Pending in 26 states are another $2.7
billion in increases. In some of those
states, rate increase requests from
previous years were completed this
year and new ones are already on file,
some of them from different phone
Even if all of those are approved -
and history shows only half the
revenue requests are honored - the
total increases for this year would fall
hundreds of millions of dollars below
last year's $3.9 billion.
THE RATE hikes do not all show up
in monthly residential phone bills.
Some of the new or increased
charges cover such things as in-
stallation or repairs, directory
assistance, in-state long-distance
calls and business rates.
The figures, compiled by the
Federal Communications Com-
mission's industry analysis division,
cover companies offering about 95
percent of the nation's phone services.
that all strikes be recognized by the
Secretaryof Labor. According to
Pascoe, the government uses this
,power to discourage the growth of in-
dependent labor unions.
In addition, lawyers, economists,
accountants, and other professionals
are organized into "revolutionary
leagues" that the government is able
to control through the granting of con-
tracts or through other types of
corruption, Pasco, -aid.
The earthquake helped expose some
of the corruption involved in construc-
tion contracts, he said, because
hospitals and public schools that did
not conform to building codes collap-
sed. The bodies of political prisoners,
apparently tortured, were also
discovered in the rubble.
The Career Planning and Placement
Center was incorrectly identified as a
sponsor of the C.I.A. rally ad that ap-
peared in yesterday's Michigan
Daily. This ad was sponsored solely
by the Latin Solidarity Committee
and was affiliated in no way with
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