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Study: pr
By LAURA BISCHOFF
After the first few weeks of rest and relaxation,
you find your syllabi at the bottom of your back-
pack, only to discover that you were supposed to
be reading 300 pages per week in History. The
Chemistry assignments have also been piling up,
and your political science hourly is tomorrow.
What is one to do now? The options are: a)panic,
b)read Cliff Notes, c)call Mom, d)study, or
e)drink heavily.
THE ANSWER (drum roll please) is d)study. If
you answered this correctly, you're one step
closer to graduation.
At college, nobody breathes down your neck
telling you to study, but consider it a requirement
- just like freshmen composition - only it lasts
four years and you can't place out of it.
It is less nerve-racking and probably more ef-
fective if you start hitting the books rather than
the bottle, and trying to cram six weeks into one
night.

even potion for success

terrupted by chattery roommates and friends,
stereo wars, hallway soccer, and two or three nuts
running up and down the hall with underwear on
their heads.
Many central campus students take refuge in
the Graduate or Undergraduate (UGLi)
Libraries. Hill-area dwellers gravitate toward the
Medical Science Library (Med Sci) or the Taub-
man Library.
THE GRAD houses floors and floors of cubicles
and little rooms with windows in the stacks. But
the huge reference room on the second floor is the
place to be, and you're sure to see friends slaving
away there.
The UGLi has group study rooms and hundreds
of cubicles and tables on every floor.
In addition to being noisy, the UGLi is very ugly.
"I don't walk into the UGLi unless I have to go to
the reserve room. It's social hour in there," said
RC senior Mary Houle.
FnR iTNSPIRIN( decr trv the Law Library

others doesn't sound appealing then you may want
to check out the smaller campus libraries like the
Natural Science Library in the Natural Science
Building, the Social Work Library in the Frieze
Building, or the Public Health Library on the
second floor of the Public Health Building.
PERHAPS THE libraries are too stuffy and
quiet for you. In that case, check out the Michigan
Union Grill (MUG) in the basement of the Union,
or the PanTree restaurant on Liberty St. Olga's,
on State St., offers free. soda pop refills when a
student is pouring over the books for a long time.
Those eight chapters of physics and the fifty
economics problems may go faster over a cup of
coffee or a burger.
Area snackbarsand restaurants are great study
spots also, especially for group study sessions
where talking won't bother anyone.
The Angell-Mason-Haven hall complex locks at
10 p.m., but if you get there before closing you can
stay all night and stake out your very own
classroom. These rooms are quiet and offer
solitude.
STUDYING IN the dorm lounges isn't all bad,
except for the TV lounges - bad idea to study in
front of the idiot box. But don't forget you can
always scoot over to your dorm library for a study
session.
The Union study rooms have cushiony high-
backed chairs with foot rests, carpeting, wood
panelling, and long wooden tables.

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ONCE YOU'VE made up your mind to study, reading room with high ceilings, chandeliers, and
you have to find a good, comfortable study spot - semi-private rooms along the walls. The law is
but not too comfy, you wouldn't want to fall asleep. usually so quiet (except when the Tigers win the
There are plenty of libraries, classrooms, snack- World Series) that you could hear a pin drop if the
bars, lounges, and .outdoor areas to choose from floors weren't made of sound-absorbing cork.
so you're sure to find something to please. The new business library across from East
How conducive the dorm room is for studying Quad has comfy chairs and a rather modern
rides on the characteristics, habits, and quirks of YOU decor.
and your roommates. You will invariably be in- If studying in the same room with hundreds of

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The reference room in the Graduate Library is a quiet, relaxing spot for
many students.

4

Hillel grows
as programs
expand for

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all students

By SUSAN GRANT
Hillel has undergone a transfor-
mation.
It no longer only serves the Jewish
campus community. Now it offers a
variety of activities - including
films, concerts, and speakers - for
everyone.
"IN 1980, Hillel was very quiet. The
only people who came to Hillel were
students with fairly traditional
values," said Michael Brooks,
Hillel's director.
"People came here because they
were looking for those things like
religious services, Kosher food, and
Israeli dancing; I suspect," he said.
"Now one is much more likely to meet
people from the fraternity-sorority
crowd and non-Jews than a couple of
years ago."
"In fact, non-Jews are involved in
almost every aspect of Hillel except
the religious programs," he added.
MOREOVER, WHILE Hillel has a
Jewish orientation, we "have no in-
terest in converting non-Jews or
making Jews more religious," Brooks
said.
Instead, while Hillel continues to
sponsor religious services, a Kosher
food program, and Israeli dancing,
other programs designed to meet the
needs of the entire community have
flourished in recent years.
Hillel has become the second
largest student group on campus.
Only the University Activities Com-
mittee is larger, Brooks said.
THE BUDGET has also doubled in
the last three years and Hillel wants
to expand their building.
"Hillel didn't get to be the second
largest student-run group on campus
with their religious programs."
Brooks said.
"People from the entire community
have come in and because of our
cultural programs, we have wider
contacts with the community," he ad-
ded.
PROGRAMS INCLUDE partially
sponsoring "Consider" (a weekly
pamphlet which discusses controver-
sial issues), a concert series,
speakers, such as Elie Wiesel, Alan
Ginsberg, and Mary Travers (of
Peter, Paul, and Mary), and films like
"Dr. Zhivago."
This year, Hillel is setting up the
Hillel Street Playhouse. Their first
production will be the play "Talking
With..." by Jane Martin.
Hillel also offers personal coun-
seling with trained counselors.
"WE GET calls from all kinds of '
students, with problems ranging from
dorms, professors, and academics, to
personal problems with the police or
landlords," Brooks said.
Also in the planning stage is a Raoul
Wallenburg program where a group
of people will discuss ethical issues in
professions like journalism,
medicine, or law, he said.
Wallenburg is a University
graduate who devoted his life to
saving Jews during World War II.
Although Hillel pays for these#
programs, the students run the
programs independently. Hillel has no
say in what issues will be discussed or
the stand each speaker takes.
"Groups can and do run programs
that are critical of Israel and take
stands that may embarrass the larger
Jewish community," Brooks said.
"Because there is such a wide range
of ideas, we feel we must present a ___

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