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Copyright 1985 The Michigan Daily

Lit igan
Ninety-six years of editorialfreedom
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, September 6, 1985

BIi1I!

Vol. XCVI -No.2

Twelve Poge

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makes

computers
accessible

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB

Line-weary students stand and wait yet again, this time at the Cashier's Office in the LSA building.

Doing lines

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Return to Ann Arbor means long, long waits

By NANCY BROMBERG, LINDA HOLLER
and BECCA LEVY
Life in the slow line.
For the thousands of students who filter into
Ann Arbor every September for the start of a new
school year, life begins when the line ends.
TN ANN ARBOR, like any other city suddenly in-
fused with 34,000 people, the pace can be fast and
fun - until you find youself at the end of a long,
winding line every time you try to run a simple
errand.
"You spend most of your college life waiting in
lines," said Diane Van Haaften, a senior in
mechanical engineering.
For some, the end of a line brings only more fr-
ustration. Hilary Cclcord, a LSA freshman, waited
in line at the First of' America bank on Liberty
Street for over two hours only to be told that she
was in the wrong line.
FRESHMEN seem more likely to become

discouraged while standing in line, simply
because most are unprepared for the sheer num-
ber of lines they will have to face.
An upperclassmen, in offering some sage advice
to LSA freshmv.n Ted Sevransky, told him that if
he saw a line, to get in and not ask questions.
But most students realize that lines are a
malady which strikes freshmen and seniors alike.
"LINES," said LSA junior Cindy Price, "are
part of an intricate plot devised by the anti-
educators of society and are designed to break the
integrity of college students."
Nowhere was the line problem more persistent
yesterday than at CRISP in the basement of
Angell Hall.
Some students arrived as early as 6 a.m. just for
the chance to drop or add a class.
"IT'S RIDICULOUS!" said CRISP supervisor
Katie Sole. Sole arrived half an hour bfore CRISP

opened at 8 a.m. to find a line of 350 students.
Adding to the problem was the heat and
humidity and the fact that somebody stole the
signs meant to direct people through the serpen-
tine line.
Fred Bjourk, one of the temporary workers
hired to help manage the September rush, said
most students made the best of a bad situation.
Bjourk watched students "make lots of good con-
versation, read everything from the New York
Times to scandal sheets, and even begin
homework for their first classes."
INSTEAD OF standing in line and fuming, some
people like School of Education junior Monique
Wright, use the time to their advantage.
"It is probably one of the best places to check
out guys and not look overly conspicuous," Wright
said.
Rich McGill, a LSA senior, said that he brings a
See LINES, Page 5

By THOMAS MILLER
In the hope; of expanding computer
accessibility on campus, the Univer-
sity is implementing a program this
fall which will give all students an op-
portunity to have their own personal
account on MTS, the University's
computer system.
"We want to dramatically increase
the amount of computer resources for
students," said Greg Marks, the
University's manager for computer
suppor* systems.
THE' -PROGRAM breaks new
ground in terms of University com-
puting policy. In the past a student
could have access to MTS only for
classwork. An instructor would
distribute computer accounts to
students only for specific assignments
pertaining to the class.
Now, with the "student request ac-
counts," any person enrolled in the
University, regardless of their class
or major, can have access to MTS
"for any legitimate academic pur-
pose," said Allan Emery, deputy
director of the Computing Center.
"A student can have the account
just because they are a student, not
because they're in a certain class,"
Emery said.
EACH STUDENT, with the excep-
tion of people working towards a
Ph.D., will receive an allocation of $50
per term of computer time. According
to Marks that figure does not actually
represent $50 a student can spend in
the real world. The dollar figure is
used more to help control computer
resources, he said.

Graduate students actively in-
volved in research work for their
thesis will have an additional amount
of funding available, Emery said.
Emery stressed, however, that the
money allotted cannot be increased
after a student depletes the funds.
"IN THE CASE of the request ac-
counts, when it's gone, it's gone," he
said.
To insure that the request accounts
are used for a students personal
needs, the University will continue the
practice of assigning different com-
puter accounts for class assignments.
"A teacher cannot require a student
to use a request account for course
work, Emery said, "although a
student can use it this way if they
want to."
IN ADDITION to the student
request accounts, faculty members
will also be allotted a maximum of
$100 per month to use as they wish.
Faculty members will not need to
secure departmental approval for the
accounts.
"For faculty, approval comes only
by virtue of the fact that they're
faculty," Emery said.
Though the University isn't the first
school in the country to offer this type
of expanded computer access, Marks
says the program is unique among the
colleges the University considers its
peer institutions.
THE UNIVERSITY gained the
ability to provide the request accounts
this spring when it added a second
computer to MTS. Formerly, students
See STUDENTS, Page 3

Funding reduction hurts engineering laboratory

By JERRY MARKON
The engineering college's electronics
laboratory under construction on North
Campus may not be properly equipped when
it opens in May due to an unexpected reduc-
tion in state funding.
University officials had been relying on
approximately 2.3 million dollars from the
Research Excellance Fund - a special
state appropriation proposed by Gov. Blan-
chard - to provide sophisticated computer
9microchips for the Solid State Electronics
Laboratory.
AFTER LAST-minute haggling over the
budget last July, however, the state

legislature reduced the University's share
of the fund by 3.3 million dollars, a move
that did not please engineering college of-
ficials.
"What happened was that the University,
in essence, got 3.3 million chopped out of its
hide. It was very blatent, and it was
targeted at this University," said James
Duderstadt, dean of the College of
Engineering.
According to Duderstadt, $2.3 million of
this lost funding had been directly budgeted
for the laboratory equipment.
THE ENGINEERING college plans to
pursue several possible routes to regain this

money, along with the other $3.5 to 4 million
necessary for a fully-equiped laboratory.
Electrical Engineering Prof. Kensall
Wise, who is leading the fundraising drive,
said "a couple million" dollars worth of
equipment has already been provided free
by industrial equipment suppliers.
Wise said the college has already contac-
ted several companies - including Ford
Motor Company and General Motors Cor-
poration - in an attempt to secure
donations. In addition, he added, the college
will apply to federal agencies such as the
National Science Foundation for funding.
BUT THE most important potential sour-

ce of money appears once again to be the
state legislature, as the University's Office
of State Relations plans to lobby for a sup-
plemental appropriation to regain the
money lost from the original Research Ex-
cellance Fund.
"We've got to find a way to help the
college equip that facility," said Richard
Kennedy, the office's director. "Otherwise
it would be a terrible loss not only to the
University, but also to the state of
Michigan."
THE UNIVERSITY has already ap-
proached state officials about this new
apropriation, Kennedy said. He added that

he is "optimistic even though it will be a
tricky process."
Lynn Schaefer, the assistant to the direc-
tor of the state's Office of Management and
Budget, said the Governor's office has not
yet decided whether to pursue the sup-
plemental appropriation.
"We're considering the possibility, but it
will just depend on our resources in the
budget as a whole," Schaefer said.
BUT TWO OF the principle senators in-
volved in last summer's budget negotiations
doubted that this new proposal could suc-
ceed.
See ENGIN., Page 5

Cheap beer tops sales
.to Ann Arbor students

By VIBEKE LAROI
Though the campus is filled with
new clothes and new faces, one thing
will never change from year to year -
student's love of cheap beer. If this
year's beer sales are any indication,
that love is stronger than ever.
This is the week for beer - few
lasses, a long summer away from
friends, and the hot humid weather
have all kept local beer retailers
scrambling to keep their coolers filled
with that golden, malted beverage.
FOR MANY stores, the first week of
classes brings "bud"ding beer sales.
"It is probably the best week,
money-wise, in the whole year," said
Leila Freijy of Village Corner. Freijy
estimated beer sales to be 70 percent
l~tigher than most summer weeks.
But if the past few days were good

I personally wouldn't drink Goebel's.'
- Leila Freijy of Village Corner

for Village Corner, this weekend could
be even better, Freijy said. With the
annual Mudbowl bash tonight at the
corner of Washtenaw and South
University, she estimates about 12,000
student will drop by to pick up
beverages for the party.
AND AS MOST students shun the
highbrow brew for something less ex-

pensive, Village Corner has ordered
70 cases of Goebel's, proving that
most partygoers would rather have
quantity than quality.
A case of Goebel's currently sells
for $5.99 plus $1.30 deposit at Village
Corner.
"I personally wouldn't drink
See A2, Page 3

Associated Press
Aftermath
Houses damaged by Hurricane Elena lay on Dauphin Island, Ala. yesterday after 125 mph winds and high
seas caused by the hurricane caused an estimated $30 million in damage along the Gulf Coast.

TODAY
Here's looking at you, kid
AKIF A BOW, Bogey fans. And take off
your hat, Brando lovers. The University has

south-of-the-border-rival, Ohio State, ran only seven
classic films, the survey shows. So Ohio State received
only a one-star ranking - dubbed "The Ronny" award,
which is inscribed with "Go out and lose one for the
Gipper!"

only on availability. Jackson, an LSA sophomore and
Daily reporter, had reapplied for a lease in a double
room in West Quad and was assigned to Room 100,
Michigan House. Later, Miller, who lived in Bursley
last year, signed a waiting list for a double room in
West Quad this year. "The only double we had
availahl t the time mwa in Michigan Hnue. Wet

INSIDE.-
WEATHER: Partly sunny skies with a 30 per-
cent chance of showers and a high in the up-
per-80s.

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