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U'

gets $3 million

The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 20, 1986 - Page 3
Police arrest
four at sit-in

computer grant

By ELIZABETH ATKINS
The University has been awarded
a $3 million grant over three years
from the National Science Foun-
dation to help develop a nation-wide
"electronic mail system."
Daniel Atkins, associate dean of
research in the College of Engineer-
ing, said the system is an
exploratory attempt to build
"compound documents" using texts,
lines, and images which can be sent
to different stations across the
country.
Atkins said computer centers
will be developed at all Big Ten
universities, along with The
University of California- Berkley;
Stanford University, M.I.T., Brown
University, and the University of
Chicago. He said the computers
will be similar to Macintosh PC's
currently used on college campuses.
The new systems, however, will
be more complicated and will have
more intricate functions. Students

will eventually have access to
them, Atkins said.
Atkins said the main function of
the new computer system will be to
send research proposals from the
University to the NSF via
"electronic mail." The information
will be processed, and then sent to
other universities within the
national computer system. He said
the system will eventually be a
"very powerful tool" in the
University.
The system will also allow
faculty and administrators to confer
over proposals by phone. If both
parties have access to a computer,
one party can propose something
on the other party's screen, Atkins
said.
The $3 million grant will be
paid to social and political
scientists who will research and test
an additional $2.5 million worth of
computers donated by other
industries, Atkins said.

By TODD KEELER
One University student and three'
Ann Arbor residents were arrested
Friday night during a non-violent
sit-in at a hallway adjacent to
Congressman Carl Pursell's (R-
Mich) local office.
Dressed in blue and white,
symbolizing the colors of the
Nicaraguan flag, the eight protesters
criticized Pursell's congressional
votes in support of the Contra
rebels who are trying to overthrow
the Nicaraguan government.
The demonstrators were arraigned
and charged with trespassing, a
misdemeanor. If convicted, they
could face up to 90 days in jail or a
$100 fine.
"WE CHOSE Pursell's office
to make a statement to him,
ourselves, and the community that
we don't agree with the allocation
of funds for the murder and rape

going on in Nicaragua," said Ann
Arbor resident Mark Ducharme.
During the sit-in, two of
Pursell's district aids sidestepped
arms and legs of the demonstrators,
who sang songs, wrote poetry, and
drew pictures detailing the political
situation in Nicaragua. Ducharme
described their activities as "an
informal group of friends setting an
example of peace."
Last March, prompted by
Pursell's support of $100 million in
aid to the Contras, more than 100
people were arrested during a four-
day protest outside the con-
gressman's office.
When asked how long the group
planned on protesting, Ann Arbor
resident Mark Weinstein said,
"Indefinitely. I would love to sit
here all week long and perhaps
some members of the community
could participate."

Congress ends session
of 'staggering scope'

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WASHINGTON (AP)-The
99th Congress, by odd turns
bitterly partisan and pragmatically
cooperative, has left an uncertain
legacy of watershed legislation that
will touch all Americans.
From modest measures to begin
Daylight Savings Time three weeks
earlier and designate the rose as the
national flower, to the most sweep-
ing tax code revision in a gener-
ation and the biggest spending bill
in history, the Congress that ended
Saturday night compiled a record of
staggering scope.
Senate Majority Leader Bob
Dole (R-Kan) summarized the ses-
sion in a single word: "Productive."
But, he added, "Not every policy
dilemma was resolved and some of
our answers are less than com-
plete."
The exact impact of the tax cha-
nges and a rewrite of the nation's
immigration laws will take years to
determine.
For a time, this Congress,
divided between a Democaratic-
controlled House of Representatives
and a Senate in Republicans hands,
appeared on the verge of unbreak-

able stalemate.
Indeed, it was only in the past
several months that Congress
appeared serious about doing any-
thing.
"Three months ago, it looked
like we wouldn't get very much
done," said Senate President Pro
Tempore Strom Thurmond (R-
S.C.). But the 32-year veteran said
it ended up being one of the most
productive sessions he had ever
seen.
Some legislators, though, said
they were concerned by tendency on
Capitol Hill to let the legislative
business pile up until the end.
"I sense in this Congress a
greater tendency to play this crisis-
management approach," said Rep.
Leon Panetta (D-Calif). "We're not
getting anything done until we get
to overtime."
It was only after weeks of
bickering, and a partial govern-
mental shutdown last Friday, that
Congress completed work on a
$576 billion catchall spending bill
needed to finance federal operations
and programs for the fiscal year that
began Octl.

Daily Photo by LESLIE BOORSTEIN

Ann Arbor resident Gaia Kile is arrested Friday in front of Congressman
Carl Pursell's office after a protest against Contra -aid.

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Jane Wolf - "The
Professional Image for Women,"
Delta Sigma Pi Business
Fraternity, 4:15 p.m., Wolverine
Room, Assembly Hall.
"Interviewing" - Career
Planning and Placement, 4:10-5
p.m., MLB, Lecture Room 1.
"Resumes for Those Who
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p.m., CP&P, 3200 SAB.
Professor Wiley Youngs
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Chemistry Bldg.
"Learning to Recognize
Objects Using Feature-
Indexed Hypothes" -
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Computer Science, 5 p.m., 3427
EECS Bldg., North Campus.
B. Koe - "Heller's Financial
Development Program," Finance
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Assembly Hall Bldg., Business
Administration.
E. Morin & L. Pike -
Readings from their work, Guild
House Writers Series, 8 p.m.,
802 Monroe.
G. Gutierrez - "Reflections
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J. Weber - "Fire and Growth
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P. Fry - "Catundo: Language

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Mass Meeting - 5:30 p.m.,
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Women's Okinawan Karate
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Tae Kwan Do Club
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Program - Ann Arbor Public
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A-Squares-Plus Level
Square Dancing - A-Square,
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5794).
Scholar Brown Bag -
Continuing Education for
Women, noon-1:30 p.m., CEW,
350 S. Thayer, (763-7080).
"Learn to Use All the
Resources of the
University's Library
System" Workshop -
Michigan Freshman Connection,
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Composers Forum -
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