The Michigdn Daily -Friday, September 8, 1989- Page 3
Banks growing wary
of student loans
y College Press Service
Even though fewer students are
defaulting on their loans, many
banks are reducing or eliminating
loans to students who go to certain
Schools, the Consumer Bankers
Association (CBA) claims.
"Students who are most at risk
(of not getting loans) are the ones
ho attend a one-year trade school,
articularly the poor quality
drools," said Fritz Elmendorf of the
SBA, a banking lobbying group in
Most students at four-year cam-
puses won't have problems getting
rteir loans, Elmendorf predicted.
The Education Dept. reported that
:17 percent of the loans out to stu-
dents nationwide are in default, a 4-
point drop from the rate in August,
Elmendorf called the drop proof
that more aggressive efforts to get
students to repay their loans are
working, though he added that some
of the efforts, by placing the burden
on lenders and colleges to collect
payments, are provoking banks to
stop making Stafford loans.
"Default is a problem, but even
more so is the federal response to de-
fault," Elmendorf said.
A CBA survey of 89 lenders indi-
cates that 66.3 percent would elimi-
nate Stafford Loans (formerly GSL)
if Congress adopts a new "risk shar-
ing" anti-default program.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
by The Associated Press
Most people are opting for higher
education as universities across
Michigan report higher enrollments,
and some schools are setting records.
Several university leaders contacted
this week had trouble pinpointing the
reason students were packing into
their classrooms this year. Some said
demographics, others said the work
force in the state is changing from
skilled labor to professional, forcing
those seeking success to seek
"I wish we had some answers," said
David James, director of admissions at
the University of Michigan - Flint.
"All of us are kind of dumbfounded.
We're glad it's happening, but we're
not sure why it's happening."
Central Michigan University in
Mount Pleasant predicted the highest
enrollment in school history. "Given
the reality of a shrinking pool of 12th
graders in our state, this year took us
by surprise," said Michael Owens,
admissions director at Central.
Western Michigan University also
announced a record enrollment of
26,133, 5 percent higher than last
Provost George Dennison said an ef-
fort to retain first year and transfer
students over the past three years led
to this year's higher enrollment.
At Eastern Michigan University in
Ypsilanti, Director of Admissions
Bill Russell said the school's popula-
tion has been rising for five years.
Some of the state's smaller four-year
schools also are seeing higher enroll-
At Michigan State University in
East Lansing, the number of students
will decrease this year when classes
resume on Sept. 20, said Bill Turner,
director of admissions. The school in-
tentionally cut back on enrollment
because of cramped classrooms and
"Ideology, Cultural Change,
and Utopia: Theoretical Issues
Raised by the Soviet Peasant
of the 1920s" - History Prof.
Steve Coe; "Max Weber Meets
Feminism: A Reconsideration
of Charisma" - Sociology
Prof. Cheryl Hyde; "The Public
Sphere in Nineteenth-Century
Italy: Some Theoretical
Questions and Comparisons"
- History Prof. Steve Soper,
Michigan Union Kuenzel Room,
"Not to Send Peace, but a
Sword: Family Renunciation
and Universal Brotherhood in
Eurasian Religion" -
Anthropology Prof. Lars
' Unbound: Representations of
Sexuality in Bolshevik Russia"
- History Prof. Elizabeth Wood.
Black Gay Men's Group -
3200 Union, 8 p.m.
University Lutheran Chapel -
Welcome Night, 1511
Washtenaw, 7:30 p.m.
Zen Buddhist Temple -- Talk,
1214 Packard Rd., 7:30 p.m.
Peer Writing Tutors, ECB
trained, Church St. Computing
Center, 7 p.m.
"The Water Magician" -
Lorch Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Just Kidding - Comedy theatre
troupe, Power Center, 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 9th. Tickets
($5) available at Michigan Union
ticket office or at the door one
hour prior to the show.
I shop, therefore I am
Yes, once again students are braving long lines and high prices to purchase everything from dictionaries to
Descartes. Meanwhile, others are discovering a new philosophy to book rush. See story on page 2.
Questions raised over how well
campuses protect student records
A man accused of murdering his
ex-girlfriend and her companion on
the University of Washington cam-
pus July 25 may have used an ille-
gally obtained class schedule to track
the victim down.
The case has raised serious ques-
tions about how well campuses pro-
tect "private" student records.
At UW, suspect Azizollah
Mazooni allegedly obtained a copy
of victim Marjan Mohseninia's
schedule despite her request that the
records remain confidential.
Mazooni found Mohseninia, an
18-year-old UW student, and a friend,
27-year-old Abraham Sharif-Kashani,
as she was leaving class. Both were
shot moments later.
Campus police think Mazooni,
the victim's former boyfriend,
tracked Mohseninia to UW, where he
fooled clerks into giving him
Mohseninia's schedule by giving
them her Social Security number and
birth date. The clerks, unsure
whether "Marjan Mohseninia" was a
male or female name, complied.
Keeping student records private
has proven difficult at other schools,
Last September, someone stole a
list of all the foreign students at
Arizona State University from the
Student Life Office. Last summer a
thief snatched a printout of ASU
students' names and used it to try to
sell furniture to those listed..
At the universities of Nebraska
and Houston, concerns arose last
year about posting grades outside of-
fices or classrooms with students'
Social Security numbers as identi-
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The nightclub The Beat is now known as Club Heidelberg and is under
new management. Yesterday's Daily entertainment section reported that
The Beat had closed during the summer.
Adam Goodrich, president of AEP fraternity, was referring to rush, rather
than pledging, when he stated, "There is no way 300 guys can meet 100
guys any quicker."
Te start of this school year marks the
100th year The Michigan Daily has been in operation here in Ann Arbor. Alumni from
this publication are working at the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated
and in many other vocations as well. This organization is rich in tradition and the people who work here take pride in what they
do. Recently, criticism of our publication has escalated from faculty, alumni, but most importantly from students. It is to the stu-
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