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LSA students turn to computers for assistance

IN BRIEF

(Continued from Page 1)
impossible with typewriters or
through longhand.
Many have raised objections,
however, to conducting English
classes in computer labs. Some
teachers feel that their jobs are mi-
nimized because with available soft-
ware students can practice grammar
without an instructor, Jessup said.
She rejects the idea that com-
puters will ever be used in that
capacity. "Our philosophical orien-
tation is towards writing rather than
isolated exercises, and the instruc-
tors will still be relied on to do the
teaching," she said.
Another concern among both
students and faculty is that class-

rooms may become too mechan-
ized.
Schriner discounts this, how-
ever, saying computer labs will
facilitate closer student and teacher
interaction. She points out that a
program called CONFER enables
students to send messages to other
students as well as their instructor.
"Instruction in this sense be-
comes more personalized and there-
fore more constructive," she said.
PERHAPS the biggest prob-
lem facing English department
computer labs is space. Currently
seven English 125 and 225 sections
use computer labs weekly. In order
for everyone in English writing
courses to be able to use computers

250 sections would have to be
accomodated each year, Schriner
said.
Overall, the use of computers to
write compositions is a good idea,
according to students.
"I found that with the use of
computers, it was a lot easier to
make changes and even though
computers didn't make me a better
writer, it did make my work better,"
said first-year LSA student Michael
Rotker.
Jessup agreed with that
assessment, saying, "Computers
don't make a person a better writer,
they just make the person's work
more effective and the more a
person uses the computer, the more
confidence they'll have in it, which

will only make their work that
much better."
SCHRINER SAID the Uni-
versity has an obligation to find out
about computer usage. "We owe it
to students and if we don't keep up
with the times, we are doing them a
major disservice. We want to make
computer access much more open
to everyone," she said.
According to the Assistant to the
Vice Provost for Information
Technology, Virginia Rezmierski,
"There is activity to plan electronic
classes in LSA. We want to have
the ratio of students to computers
continue decreasing so people don't
have to wait in huge lines come the
end of the semester."

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Faculty and students
discuss curriculum

(Continued from Page 1)
The business school
administration is not presently
considering any more courses on
ethics.
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U. S. deports alleged Nazi
WASHINGTON - Karl Linnas, facing a Soviet death sentence on
charges of supervising Nazi concentration camp executions, was being
deported to the Soviet Union yesterday after the Supreme Court and the
Justice Department turned down his bids to remain in the United States,
government sources said.
Linnas was taken from his New York jail cell by federal agents, and
government sources , commenting on condition of anonymity, said he
was being flown to the Soviet Union, after a stopover in
Czechoslovakia.
He was being taken out of the United States hours after the Supreme
Court rejected Linnas' bid to delay his deportation while his lawyers
hunted for another country that would accept him.
Richard Olson, executive assistant at the Metropolitan Correctional
Center, told reporters that Linnas left the jail about 4:30 p.m. EDT.
Lawyer for administration
condemns WWII internment
WASHINGTON - The Reagan adminstration said yesterday the
World War II detention of Japanese-Americans in U.S. prison camps
shamed the nation, but it still urged the Supreme Court to kill a
lawsuit stemming from the the internment.
Solicitor General Charles Fried, the administration's top-ranking
courtroom lawyer, argued that "ordinary rules of law" should apply to.
the lawsuit "no matter how much balm we would like to apply to the
wound."
.He said a 1983 suit, which seeks compensation for property losses
suffered by those imprisoned, was filed in the wrong federal court and
was filed too late.
Michigan's schools face
serious fmancial problems
LANSING - Michigan schools are having a tough time making
ends meet for reasons ranging from a decline in farmland value to lower
iron ore prices, top school officials told a state panel yesterday.
All districts have one common need - more money.
"We've still got textbooks that talk about when man reaches the.
moon," Chesaning Superintendent Bob Rhodes told the Michigan
School Finance Commission. "We haven't purchased any library
materials for five years."
"We need to add staff yet we may consider layoffs for 88-89," said
Grayling Superintendent Kent Reynolds. "We can't possibly keep pace
with inflation, let alone address our crowded elementary classes."
Plan may close liquor stores
LANSING - Unionized liquor store workers and some store owners
are complaining about a plan to overhaul the way Michigan runs its
wholesale liquor operation.
The Liquor Control Commission believes it eventually could save as
much as $30 million a year by shutting down 60 state-owned retail
stores replacing them with five wholesale warehouses.
The state would contract with five private trucking companies to
move the liquor from the warehouses to drop points, where individual
stores would pick up their booze supplies.
State liquor outlets would be phased out gradually, taking up to five
years. Thirteen outlets in the Grand Rapids area will be first to close.
The plan would help the state save money by reducing inventories
and eliminating the need to lease some buildings.
EXTRAS
High school activists protest
code of academic clothing
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Students at Cheyenne
Mountain High School are being allowed to wear shorts to class this
week because of a mini-protest.
Boys thought it unfair that they couldn't wear shorts, so about 25 of
them showed up Friday sporting mini-skirts.
"Girls are allowed to wear miniskirts, and they show a lot of leg,"
senior Greg Carter said. "That's the point. It's hot and we want to be just
as comfortable."
Another protesting senior, Mike Kalandros, found out that mini-skirts
are "comfortable when you get used to 'em."
The protesters met with Principal Eldon Helm and were allowed into
class wearing skirts.
Starting yesterday, all students were to be allowed to wear shorts -
on a weeklong, trial basis, with Helm keeping watch.
"There are shorts and there are shorts," Helm said. "It's one thing
when a student wears shorts and another when a student wears cutoffs

where their underwear hangs out."
Some of the girls were keeping watch during the boys' protest. "I
think they look real good," said sophomore Susan Sockman.
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