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September 05, 1986 - Image 9

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The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 5, 1986 - Page 9

'U' students find long lines and
red tape a very sticky situation

The University's annual
custonis of red tape, snaking
lines, and confused faces once
again became familiar sights this
week as students scrambled to get
into classes and track down their
financial aid.
"The main problem with this
University is that it's so spread
out," said engineering junior
Tom Sharpe. Sharpe said he had
to visit three offices in three
buildings just to change his
address and phone number with
the University and the Student
The penultimate University
line-class registration at CRISP
in the basement of Angell
Hall-was as long as it usually is
this time of year. Carolyn Hardy,
an administrative assistant at
CRISP, blamed much of the delay
on students' ill-preparedness.
"The best-prepared students
are the freshmen orienteers
coming through the line for the
first time," she said.
But at least one freshman in
the CRISP line, who declined to
give his name, was as bewildered
as his older counterparts: "I had
no idea of what I was doing-I
registered for three classes at the
same time. I didn't know that
until I attempted to go to them."
It's not clear where the blame
lies for the huge quantity of
bureacracy students and faculty
members must plod through.
Karen Clark, an administrative
associate in the English
Department, said most of the
problems arise when people who
don't really understand the
system make mistakes.
"The structure of the system
works, but when individuals
request the wrong form or forget to
fill out the proper section
numbers, mistakes are made and
confusion is the result," Clark
said. "We are -always open to
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suggestions to restructure the
system, but I don't believe that's
where the problems lie."
To people like LSA junior

wanted the agony to be over. "I've
been in these freakin' lines for so
long I couldn't tell you when I
started," he said.
In the end, however, maybe

'I've been in these freak in' lines for so
long I couldn't tell you wh n I started.'
-Andy Vasquez
LSA junior

Andy Vasquez, who was waiting
in a line at the cashier's window
of the LSA Building, it doesn't
matter who's at fault; he just

LSA junior Jeanette Levine had
the right idea: "It's inevitable,"
she said. "You just have to grin
and bear it."

Daily Photo by JAE KIM
Cliffe Knechtle fields a thorny question on Christian philosophy on the Diag. Knechtle, a speaker sponsored by
the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship answered questions and debated with students gathered on the Diag
Blanchard expects tuition plan approval

From staff and wire reports
Gov. James Blanchard said this
week he's optimistic that his
college tuition program will be
approved by the legislature in the
The program would let parents
put -money into a special fund to
make sure their chidren have a
paid-for education at one of
Michigan's 15 public four-year
universities. Legislation for the
plan passed the Democrat-
controlled House last spring and
is pending in a committee of the
Republican-controlled Senate.
At a Wednesday news
conference, Blanchard said that,
of the issues he considers top

priorities for the Legislature , the
tuition guarantee has the best
chance of passing most quickly.
Senate Finance Committee
Chairman Norm Shinkle,
(R-Lambertville), said he hasn't
scheduled a committee vote on the
legislation because* Blanchard
hasn't responded to requests for
details of his plan.
"Even though (Blanchard) can't
show us it works he wants it,
passed anyway to show that he's
done something," Shinkle said.
Under the proposed plan, parents
would place $3,000 into a state-
managed trust account. The state
would guarantee that the
earnings of the account will

cover four years' tuition at a state
Shinkle said Blanchard has
not told his committee the
projected cost of the program, how
many students it could help, how
the tuition guarantee certificates
would be allocated, or whether the
certificates could be transferred
from family to family.
Daily staff writer Marc Carrel
filed a report for this'story.

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Enclosed is $5.00 (payable to USCF)
on Huron and Washington Streets
between State and Division
across from Tally Hall & Campus Inn
SUNDAYS 9:55 Worship
11:15 Student Calss
(Undergraduate class and
Young Adult Fellowship)
This Sunday:A welcome brunch follows
the worship service


Complimentary supper, sing and
Come and get acquainted this

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