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One hundred three years of editorial freedom

'Uto pilot Dinect Student ILoan plan

Students may save up to $100 per
semester in loan costs, thanks to a
decision by the federal government.
At a press conference at the Uni-
versity of the District of Columbia
yesterday morning, Education Secre-
tary Richard Riley announced that the
University will be one of 105 colleges
included in the first stage of the Direct
Student Loan (DSL) program.
nto house
Senior-citizen housing is in the fu-
ture of a vacant Ann Arbor building, a
development that will alter the demo-
graphic makeup of the downtown and
color the area's economic complexion.
A proposal to convert the Ann Ar-
bor Inn - which has stood vacant for
three years-to housing for 170 senior
Witizenswas approved unanimously last
night by the City Council aftera lengthy
The $4.6 million plan by East Lan-
sing-based First Centrum Corp. envi-
sions 121-123 units for senior citizens
and 8,500 square feet of commercial
space for services to senior citizens.
All units will be marketed to low-in-
come renters.
* Opponents of First Centrum's pro-
posal argue it lacks "vision" and would
detract from the downtown business
climate. But First Centrum stood alone
among three developers in assuring
funds for the project, councilmembers
The Ann Arbor Mutual Housing
Association and Detroit-based Ballard
& Associates also submitted bids to
edevelop the former hotel atthecorner
of Huron and Washington streets.
The housing association's
"Kemnitz Center"proposal would have
reserved 80 percent of housing units
for seniors above the median income
level. The Kemnitz proposal also would
have set aside more than 12,000 square
feet for public and commercial use.
The mixed-income composition of
renters and the space for public and
*ommercial enterprises made the
Kemnitz plan more desirable to many
downtown businesses.
The Kemnitz plan was unanimously
endorsed by the Citizens Advisory
Council for the Downtown Develop-
ment Authority, a 16-member commit-
See INN, Page 2

The Higher Education Act Amend-
ments of 1992, which authorize the
DSL to eliminate banks as lenders for
most student loans, will only affect 5
percent of student loans next school
year. Students will borrow money
directly from the federal government.
Under the law, the federal govern-
ment is phasing in the DSL program
over three years.
Chief University lobbyist Thomas
Butts, who attended the press confer-

ence, said the University was "de-
lighted" to be chosen as one of the
inaugural institutions to participate in
the program.
"This plan is one we have sup-
ported all along and we look forward
to administering the plan," he said.
Butts said his office was given
indication over the weekend that the
University would be accepted to the
In a statement, Rep. William Ford

(D-Ypsilanti) said he was pleased that
the University was included.
"It is a credit to the University of
Michigan and its important work in
seeing this program through," he said.
For a student borrowing $2,500 a
semester, the new plan would offer
savings of more than $100 in interest
and bank charges.
Butts has been working closely
with the Department of Education and
See LOANS, Page 2

The University was chosen to be one of 105 universities and 2
colleges to inaugurate the Direct Student Loan program. Under the
plan, the federal government will directly loan students money,
eliminating banks and other lending agencies. The breakdown of
the schools is as follows:
43 Public Schools (41 percent)
24 Private Schools (23 percent)
38 Prioprietary schools (36 percent)
Only 105 of 1100 colleges were selected.
900 of the 1100 met the qualifications the education deparment
Students unsure
who to vote for in
MSA elections


After weeks of looking at cam-
paign posters that now hide the walls
of Angell Hall, LSA seniors Mark
Phillips and Mark Stimson have made
a decision -- they are not going to
vote in the 1993 Michigan Student
Assembly Fall elections.
And there is nothing anyone can
do to change their minds.
"The election has nothing to do
with us. We're seniors," Phillips said.
"(MSA has) been taking my money
for four years and I have no idea what
they're here for."
Stimson wondered just how much
money MSA receives from his tu-
ition, but admitted it really does not
matter to him. He said he thinks the
$2.69 he gives MSA each semester
pays off.
"I really haven't paid any atten-
tion at all," Stimson said, gesturing to
the vast array of posters. "But look at
all the entertainment we've got on the
walls. It's almost worth the six bucks."
Amused bewilderment and genu-
ine dislike seem to be the typical
reactions, as many students try to
wade their way through the slogans
and rhetoric that have colored MSA's
political campaigning.
With a record-low 7.5 percent
voter turnout in last year's elections,
an increase in student participation
seems unlikely. Many students sim-
ply do not seem to care about their
votes, or the results of a campaign
designed by MSA candidates to get
their attention.
LSA senior Al Gray said only one
thing would inspire him to vote - a
student referendum to abolish MSA

on the ballot.
"My vote is worthless because I
don't think MSA has any room to
change so my vote has no effect what-
soever," Gray said.
First-year Engineering student
Tom Vesbit said he would like to take
part in the democratic process, but is
having a hard time finding a candi-
date who meets his expectations.
"I don't think the posters give out
enough information for me to vote -
not the information I'd like to see,"
Vesbit said, referring to one vague
campaign slogan.
"Obviously they need to adver-
tise, but it's kind of sad how they have
to advertise. It's kind of demeaning to
our intelligence."
LSA senior Chris Gottlieb said he
read many campaign posters in hopes
of finding a party to support. Since he
is paying for his own education,
Gottlieb said he is concerned with
finding a group of candidates that is
going to make the University account-
able to 'the students.
He has not yet succeeded.
"I'm getting nickeled and dimed
so that's one reason I'm going to
vote," Gottlieb said. "All I've seen is
all the literature these guys have been
puking all over the walls."
First-year LSA student Amy
Shields said she has noticed all the
pre-election hoopla, but still has not
decided who will receive her vote -
if she votes at all.
"I don't know if I'll vote because
a lot of the hype has gotten to be too
much," Shields said. "It's still hard to
even decide with all the different par-
ties and candidates or see-the actions
they've done for the school."

Three-year-old Nicholas Ponvert looks on as the "bongo man" plays yesterday at the corner of MARK FRIEDMAN/Da l
North University Avenue and State Street.
1993 m--arks LSA-SG 's frst'
contested election in yer

When he considers the amount of
time and energy he has put into his
campaign, LSA junior Mike Christie
said he wonders why he is running for
LSA Student Government (LSA-SG)
vice president.
But then he remembers why he
and presidential candidate and sopho-
more Paul Scublinsky entered the race
on the Samuel Adams party ticket.

They are outto make sure the College
of LSA curriculum is reviewed fre-
quently, and with student input.
LSA Student Government - the
unknown student voice on campus -
faces its first contested election in
several years today and tomorrow.
And the candidates cite party politics
in MSA and the lack of both active
student participation in the govern-
ment and a relationship with the ad-
ministration as primary reasons why

1993 will be the Year of LSA.
Students will elect executive and
representative seats when they place
their votes for MSA candidates at
various sites around campus.
Christie said the Samuel Adams
party stands for change, but added, "It
doesn't always mean you're going to
change anything, unfortunately. But
you'd be able to supply people with
the information and doing something,
See LSA, Page 2



This graph shows how many
millions of Americans are
infected with sexually
transmitted diseases, not
including AIDS.

UHS reports increase
in STDs on campus
By age 21, one of five people will be infected

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Public Health
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MSA elections are today and
tomorrow. This chart shows
where you can vote and when
the sites are open.
Tuesday, Nov. 16 We
8:05 a.m.-3:15 p.m. 8:5
8:20 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 6:3
8:20 a.m.-10:15 p.m. 8:5
8:35 a.m.-6:45 p.m. 8:3
- --9:0
8:50 a.m.1 p.m. 9:2
- - -9:3
9:05 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -
10:35 a.m.-1:10 p.m. - -
9:35 a.m.-2:10 p.m. - -
9:35-11:30 a.m. --
10:20 a.m.-12:45 p.m. - -
10:50 a.m.-1:45 p.m. 10:1

Nov.16 and 17
dnesday, Nov.17
0 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
5-9:15 p.m.:
0 a.m.-9:15. p.m.
5 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
5 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
0 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
5 a.m.-noon
05-2:20 p.m.




women who
have an STD

In a society paralyzed by fear of
AIDS and pouring millions of re-
search dollars into finding treatments
for the deadly disease, another epi-
demic is going unnoticed.
Each year brings 12 million new
cases of sexually transmitted diseases
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goes away. Human Papillomavirus,
which causes genital warts and herpes,
is also a main cause of cervical can-
cer. Chlamydia is the principal cause
of infertility in women.
Charles Ebel, director of commu-
nications at the American Social
Health Association (ASHA), called
STDs "the unwanted stepchild of the
nnli healthc ,,m

21 and und
who require
treatment fo

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