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Page 2-The Michigan Daily-New Student Edition-University-Thursday, September 9, 1993
Need a place to study?
If you want to open a book or take a snooze, we know the place

by Jesse Brouhard
Daily Staff Reporter
It is finally time to break out those books you still
haven't opened even though it is already the fourth week of
the term. No more messing around. Serious studying is in
order now.
But where should you go to cram four weeks of notes in
to six straight grueling hours?
Here are the places to go depending on which environment
you prefer to ensconce yourself in order to absorb material.
For those conventionalists out there, there is the old-
fashioned library. The three basic library options consist of
the undergraduate (UGLi), graduate (Grad) and the Law
Quad.
TheUGLi has all the books that should hintatyour location.
But the place is devoid of any tranquillity. I've been on airport
tannacs quieter than the UGLi's vaunted study tables.
Don't forget to bring your books, though, so you can
pretend along with everyone else that you are studying even
though socializing is the main object of concern.
Plus, telling your parents you were at the library is not
even a lie in this case.
The Grad is a great place to study if you enjoy small
mausoleums that are deadly silent - for the most part.
The bestplace in the joint is the second floor reading room,
which feels like the inside of a small high school hockey rink
(nets on either end could only improve the place).
Just make sure you don't get lost in the stacks. There are

people from last December still attempting to escape from
the fourth and a half floor East Asian library stacks.
The law quad is a large cavern with never-ending wooden
tables posing as desks.
The quiet in this cathedral-type structure is wonderful,
but daydreaming comes easy in the still cavernous air.
Then there is the coffee shop study crowd. The options
of where to overdose on caffeine while pretending to study
are endless (See article in Ann Arbor section).
The advantage of studying in the friendly local cafe is that
you can swill enough coffee to stay awake through any
reading, no matter how dull.
The main problem associated with coffee shop studying
is the miniature tables coffee shops always seem to have. Do
the small tables make the coffee taste better?
There is also the famous MUG for those searching for
the truly non-existent studying environment.
If you have Entret Plus you can put on over 200 pounds
of Little Caesars pizza while learning the wonders of conif-
erous forests. The main problem with the MUG as a studying
environmentis the abundance ofpeople rehashing their latest
adventures in Ann Arbor.
If you are immune to other people's love lives as enter-
tainment, go to the Union. Otherwise,just watch Arsenio and
at least hear gossip about famous people.
All in all, where you study is really irrelevant since the
bottom line is that any place can become a great place to
snooze given a tired mind and endless homework.

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A would-be student combs the catacombs of the University's library system. This is not the place to sleep. This is
the place to find the book with which you can fall asleep.

VERSITY EALT SER - UHSserves sick 'U' students

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Many programs, much care available for those in need

by J.B. Akins
Daily Staff Reporter
You are thousands of miles from
home, far away from your mother's
tender care. Winter shows its face and
you think you have the flu. But don't
worry, the University Health Service
(UHS) is here for you.
The University's Office of Student
Affairs offers free health service given
by 22 full-time, licensed clinicians for

UHS is located at 207 Fletcher Street, near the Dental School. It employs 22 licensed clinicians for enrolled students.

all enrolled students. Well, not exactly
free. Ninety-two dollars of your tuition
goes to Health Services. Your student
I.D. card is all you need to receive this
care and nearly 10,000 students take
advantage of the opportunity each year.
When you arrive at UHS for the first
time, you will be asked to provide your
private health insurance information, if
you have any. The UHS will bill your
insurer for all costs that are under your
plan and your UHS fee will cover all
fees beyond those.
University Health Promotions and
Community Relations (HPCR) Direc-
tor, Janet Zielasko, encourages students
to select one clinician and schedule
appointments with him or her prior to

each visit to UHS. This will allow for
patient continuity and quicker service.
UHS is located at 207 Fletcher Street
behind the Dental School. A full range
of outpatient services are all available in
this building.
UHS has four general medical clin-
ics, a Nurse Clinic and a treatment cen-
ter forminor emergencies. Free condoms
are also available with each visit to the
Nurse Clinic.
In addition to these general clinics,
there are fourotherareas thatoffermore
specialized care.
Testing and treatment for allergies is
available in the Allergy and Immuniza-
tion Clinic.
The Gynecology Clinic for women
provides annual physical and pelvic
exams, Pap smears and diagnosis and
treatment of sexually transmitted dis-
eases (STDs) and gynecological disor-
ders.
A dietitian is on hand at the Nutri-
tion Clinic and counsels students free of
charge about weight-loss programs and
special diets.
The UHS Eye Care Clinic and the
Optical Shop perform all types of visual
testing and training. A wide variety of
eye glasses and contact lenses are also
available.
The pharmacy carries a full line of
prescription and non-prescription items

that range from cough medicines to
contraceptives.
Although visits to and most services
provided by UHS are free, there are fees
for some care such as eye exams, ortho-
pedic appliances and pharmacy pre-
scriptions.
In addition to medical services, UHS
offers free programs and group coun-
selling in Alcohol and Other Drugs,
Safer Sex, Contraceptive and Stress
Management Peer Education.
In these interactive and informative,
student-facilitated programs, a relaxed
atmosphere is created where students
can openly discuss health issues.
One-hour workshops that discuss
other health-related issues are offered @
throughout the term.
C.H.I.P., the UHS free, computer-
ized health information program, is
available to Michigan Terminal System
(MTS) users who can anonymously get
answers tohealth-relatedquestions from
health professionals. One does notneed
an MTS account to access UM-CHIP.
UHS also provides free pamphlets
that discuss many health issues, includ-
ing STDs and contraception.
UHS is open Monday through Fri-
day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Satur-
day 9 a.m. to noon. For more informa-
tion on UHS, call HPCR at (313) 763-
1320.

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by Megan Abbott
Daily Staff Reporter
The Diag. It is more than just the
epicenter of campus. It is history, tradi-
tion and the site of more than one
penultimate counterculture experience.
LocatedbetweentheGraduateLibrary,
Angell Hall, Natural Science building and
the Chemistry building, the Diag is the

center on which the wheel of the campus
turns. Paved paths snake their way to the
pavedcenter. Trees line the spiky edges. A
big 'M' studs the middle like a star. The
Diag, worndown by the feet ofmillions of
anxious college students, tells the story of
the University.
The Diag operates as a magnet in
warm weather. Students and Ann Arbor

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environs, sitting on benches, on the
sometimes-plush grass, on the sun-
warmed ground itself. Some bring pets;
others, frisbees. A lone guitarist sings
sweetly, strumming abattered acoustic.
The Diag serves as a political stump.
Texas governor Ann Richards rallied Bill
Clinton supporters there, just days before
last year's election. Demonstrators pro-
testing the Gulf War congregated there,
shouting out, "No blood for oil."
These are echoes of a feverish past,
when Vietnam War protesters rallied and
presidential candidates speechified their
hearts out in the hopes of gaining votes.
TheDiag stands asalegacyofpoliticaland
social commitment - a legacy that en-
dures.
The Diag functions as a site for free-
dom of expression. Preacher Mike stands
on one of the benches and prophecies
doom for sinners.
Homelessactiongroupsconstructsym-
bolic shelters there. Candlelight vigils for
battered women are held. At one time, a
handful of shanties detailing civil and
human rights abuses and the dangers of
racism surrounded the benches.
For the past three years, the National
Organization fortheRefonnofMarijuana
Laws has fought and won the right to
continue holding the decades-old tradi-
tion of Hash Bash/Hemp Rally in the
Diag. Despite opposition, theDiaglargely
remains a free speech zone.
TheDiagthrivesas ameetingplace-
a location in which friends are met, rela-
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