The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 24, 1993 - 3
By ADAM ANGER
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
More than 16,000 students use
'Entree Plus - the convenient form of
"cashless" payment for purchases at
on-campus stores and restaurants.
Andwhile users seem satisfied with
the service, many students are skepti-
cal about the security of their Entree
Plus debit cards.
Students may think Entree Plus
money is more secure than cash or
credit cards. However, some subscrib-
ers to Entree Plus worry it is too easy
for others to use their card to charge
purchases on their account.
University Law student Luis
Fuentes-Rohwer said he has stopped
carrying his Entree Plus card because
he does not want it to get stolen.
"I don't keep (my Entree Plus card)
in my wallet because (the vendors)
don't check the picture," he said.
"People start thinking of Entree
Plus as a credit card," said Fuentes-
Keith Thomas, manager of the
Little Caesar's restaurant in the Michi-
gan Union, admitted his cashiers
sometimes forget to check the photo-
graphs on students' Entree Plus card.
"We see people using others' cards
a lot," Thomas said.
Although many students use their
friends' Entree Plus cards, Thomas
said, Ilittle Caesars has only seen one
incidence of someone charging on a
Many students said they voluntar-
ily let others use their Entree Plus card
and have no problem.
"My roommate uses mine, and I
use hers. I know (vendors) don't check
the picture ID," said Birdie Goynes,
an LSA junior.
'People start thinking of
Entree Plus as a credit
- Luis Fuentes-Rohwer
University officials said they put
Entree Plus money directly on stu-
dents' ID cards for two reasons: to
provide students with the convenience
of carrying only one card, and to en-
sure that a photograph is included on
the Entree Plus card.
"If the merchant checks the photo
there, shouldn't be a problem," said
Lynn Colbert, office manager of the
University Housing Office.
She said the office has only had a
few incidences out of 16,000 Entree
Plus accounts where problems have
arisen with stolen cards used for charg-
"If (the student) makes a police
report, we can print the transaction to
find the locations," she said. "We will
charge back the vendor and reimburse
the student for those charges."
Students do not have access to
money once they have put it in their
Entree Plus accounts. It can be used
only for charging on Entree Plus.
Work study students find
By NADIA CHOWHAN
FOR THE DAILY
In addition to tying educational
expense and academics together, the
University attests federal work study
options provide an outlet to under-
graduate and graduate students in need
of financial aid.
"The program is an excellent form
of financial assistance," said Vicki
Crupper, a senior Financial Aid of-
ficer at the University.
All University departments sup-
port federal work study students. Ap-
proximately 3,000 students currently
participate in the program.
Eligibility for work study is based
on each student's financial need. "Stu-
dents must meet criterion established
through the federal need analysis
methodology," Crupper said in a writ-
ten statement, without detailing the
Most work study students who live
in one of the residence halls work for
the University. Students who live off
campus are usually employed by a
private nonprofit organization or a
local, state or federal public agency.
Most federal work study jobs re-
late to the student's course of study, a
benefit many students enjoy.
'Many first-year students
think working is
unrealistic when added
to their academic
workload. ... We have
found the opposite is
actually true, and
students who work tend
to be as academically
successful as their
- Vicki Crupper
senior financial aid officer
"Besiders paying my bills, (federal
work study) gives me an opportunity
to work in the area of my concentra-
tion," said LSA sophomore Nerissa
But Marbury added, "Studying
comes first, work is second."
Unlike a regular paying job, work
study jobs have flexible hours, which
allow students to schedule work
"Many first-year students think
working is unrealistic when added to
their academic workload," Crupper
said. -"We have found the opposite is
actually true, and students who work
tend to be as academically successful
as their nonworking classmates."
The flexibility, expense-aid and
educational benefits add up to a prof-
itable experience, said some federal
work study students.
"At least I know the money I'm
making is going somewhere useful,"
said LSA first-year student Kate
Federal work study students re-
ceive at least minimum wage, but the
pay varies according to the type of
work and the skills needed.
Crupper explained, "Wage rates
are established by the University
Compensation Office and are based
upon the tasks normally required of
the position. Each job classification
has a wage range approved by the
The program asks interested stu-
dents to fill out a work study applica-
tion at the Office of Financial Aid.
Students who receive work study
in their Financial Aid Package then
locate listings of available positions
in the Student Employment Office,
the Comprehensive Studies Office or
at any residence hall library.
EMU student Todd Chaplin chalks on State Street as LSA senior June Han watches.
'U' presidential assistant moves to director position
By RONNIE GLASSBERG
FOR THE DAILY
Less than three months after she
wrote an article in the Chronicle for
Higher Education describing the re-
sponsibilities of an executive assis-
tant to a university president,
Constance Cook has left that position
for "an opportunity too good to pass
Nov. 1, Cook ~u
will become the
director of the
Center for Re-
search on V
that in Presi-
dent James Cook
office, she had
influence on many policy decisions
and activities. But her new job will
entail more in-depth decision mak-
"In the CRLT position, I have more
influence on a smaller number of ac-
tivities and policies. It is a question of
focused efforts versus diffused ef-
forts," she said.
CRLT, which was organized in
1962, is "designed to foster the im-
provement of teaching in the Univer-
sity," said Donald Brown, who has
served as director of CRLT since 1983.
CRLT sponsors many programs,
including hosting a program two times
each summer to help train interna-
tional teaching assistants (TAs) in
English. The center also runs regular
series of workshops for faculty and
TAs, and provides a media laboratory
for faculty use. CRLT also videotapes
classrooms and then reviews these
tapes with instructors.
Before coming to the University in
1990, Cook served as director of the
U.S. Department of Education's Fund
for the Improvement of Postsecondary
Education (FIPSE) Comprehensive
Program. She said her experiences
make her uniquely qualified for the
"People have been suggesting that
I take this position ever since I arrived
at U of M because my background is
so obviously appropriate, but I did not
want to leave the president's office
too quickly," said Cook. "The CRLT
directorship is a very interesting and
appropriate way to use my own back-
ground and training."
She added, "The overwhelming
reason for me to take the CRLT posi-
tion is that I feel so strongly about
good teaching and student learning.
Those are topics I care deeply about."
Cook has been doing business from
a base in Cafe Fino in the Michigan
Union because her new position hasn't
started yet. She is on leave from her
position as executive assistant.
University President James
Duderstadt said in the University
Record that Cook "brought the rare
combination of having been chair of
the political science department at
Albion College and director of a ma-
jor funding program to this position,
and she will bring the same sort of
understanding of complex educational
issues to this new assignment.
"We will all miss her greatly here,
but we'll all benefit from her eager-
ness to take on this important new
assignment," he said.
In the Chronicle, Cook described
the risk and burnout involved in the
executive assistant position, which she
has held for three years.
"I'm certainly not leaving because
of the risk," said Cook. "I am leaving
because I feel that the pressures and
workload of the president's office are
sufficient so that people should not
stay there forever."
She said she learned a great deal
working in the president's office and
"particularly enjoyed working with
In her article, Cook wrote presi-
dential assistants have"tremendous
power - lots more than most observ-
Cook said she is proud of the role
she played in filling vacant positions
at the University, and of "the quality
of the people chosen for positions in
searches that I staffed - especially
Maureen Hartford, the vice president
for student affairs, and Chancellor
James Renick at the University of
The University has implemented
an advisory task force to review the
center's current activities and suggest
future priorities. William Stebbins,
Rackham associate dean for faculty
programs, will chair the task force.
Cook said the task force will help
her think through the future priorities
"One of the issues being discussed
by the task force and one that I feel
strongly about is more effort on the
part of CRLT to train faculty and TAs
to deal with our diverse student body
and to infuse diversity into the cur'
riculum," said Cook.
Cook wants CRLT to do a careful
analysis of campus needs and try to
prioritize its tasks in order to meet
those needs as effectively as pos-
"Clearly, undergraduate educa-
tion is at the top of the list of priori-
ties and both (Provost and Vice Presi-
dent for Academic Affairs Gilbert
Whitaker) and President Duderstadt
care deeply about good teaching and
high quality undergraduate educa-
tion," she said.
Cook said she has begun to devisO
a strategy to solve campus problems;
"Specifically, I plan to work with
deans and department chairs to help
them customize their own training
program," she said.
Former CRLT Director Brown will
continue teaching at the University
Cook holds a Ph.D. from Boston
Unversity, an M.A. from Pennsylva-
nia State University and a B.A. frobn
Barnard University - all in political
Michigan's tax cut leads to higher. private school enrollment
BIRMINGHAM (AP) - As
Michigan public schools wonder who
is going to pay the bills with the slash-
ing of property taxes next year, reli-
gious and other private schools say
their enrollments are rising this fall.
Most private schools declined to
attribute the increased enrollment to
the financial uncertainty facing pub-
lic education, citing other reasons.
Detroit Country Day Schools in
Birmingham have about 100 new stu-
dents this year and have hired several
new teachers to handle the growth.
"Our admissions department al-
ways does a little survey of parents,"
said spokesperson Pat Hochstein.
"And we've found people are looking
for challenging education in a safe
environment. And some students are
even coming from other independent
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Dietz, Tappan Building, room
180, 7:30 p.m.
U Amnesty International, benefit
concert with The Springgans,
Dominick's, 812 Monroe, 8
Q Arab American Students' As-
sociation, mass meeting, Michi-
gan Union, Wolverine Room,
U Chinese Christian Fellowship,
meeting, Dana Building, 1040,
Q Japan Student Association,
general meeting, Michigan
Union, Pond Rooms ABC, 7:30
Q Korean Campus Crusade for
Christ, fellowship meeting,
Campus Chapel, 1236
103, 11 a.m-4 p.m.
Q Saint Mary Student Parish,
campus prayer group, 7 p.m.,
rosary group, 7:30 p.m., 331
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
everyone welcome, CCRB,
room 2275, 6-7 p.m.
Q Tae Kwon Do Club, everyone
welcome, CCRB, room 2275,
Q Tenant Control in Public Hous-
ing, Michigan Union, Pond
Room, 12-2 p.m.
Q Yankee Dawg You Die!, play,
Residential College Audito-
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Q Yom Kippur Services, Conser-
vative services at the Power
Center, all others at Hillel, 1429
Hill St., students are asked to
bring I.D., 7:10 p.m.
U Weekly Bridge Game, Dupli-
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Union, Tap Room, 7:30 p.m.
Q Yom Kippur Services, Conser-
vative and Orthodox services, 9
a.m., Reform services, 10 a.m.,
Conservative services at the
Power Center, all others at
Hillel, 1429 Hill St., students
are asked to bring I.D.
Q Alpha Phi Omega, pledge meet-
ing, 6 p.m., chapter meeting, 7
p.m., Michigan Union, Kuenzel
Q Christian Life Church Sunday
Service, School of Education,
Schorling Auditorium, 11 a.m.
Q Safewalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, UGLi, lobby,
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10:30 a.m., free lunchon 12
p.m., 1001 E. Huron, 12 p.m.
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Memorial Christian Church,
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enrollments say spiritual reasons,
rather than financial, generally moti-
vate parents who enroll their children.
St. Stephen Lutheran School in
Oakland County's Waterford Town-
ship has about 10 new students this
year. Officials tell parents the school
is a parochial, not a private one, said
spokesperson Linda Oswald.
"We hope their motivation is be-
k by opula
cause we're aparochial school ... rather
than just escaping the public sector,"
Holy Name preschool and elemen-
tary school in Birmingham has added
40 to 50 students this year.
Parents who enroll their children
often cite educational deficiencies in
the public schools, said spokesperson
"They have not mentioned cut-
backs too much,"she said.
Gov. John Engler this summer
signed a bill eliminating local prop=
erty taxes as a source of funding fol
public school operations. His admin
istration and legislators are discuss-
ing how to make up for the $6.3 bil-
lion in lost revenues and whether to
link the financing to other educational
changes, such as schools of choice
and teacher tenure-law revisions.
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