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Students
'to pay for
printing
at 'U' sites
. By MATTHEW SMART
Daily Staff Reporter
In an attempt to cpntroi costs con-
nected with printing and to preserve
the quality of printing services, the
Information Technology Division will
begin to charge for documents printed
at campus computing sites beginning
March 1, officials said yesterday.
The principal reason for charging
sers is cost. "This is an expensive
source," said Andrew Palms, a man-
ager for ITD campus computing sites.
The University spends hundreds of
thousands of dollars on printing ser-
vices, he added.
Palms stressed that the money used
for personal printing is already part of
tuition, through students' University
Computing Environment accounts.
"This UMCE account is some-
ing that is already, automatically
ocated for (students)," he said.
Undergraduates receive $15 per
month while graduate students re-
ceive $30. University departments can
set up departmental accounts and us-
ers can add money to their accounts.
The typical student uses only $2 per
month for basic services such as e-
mail.
The cost for printing on one side
f a sheet of paper will be four cents.
This leaves enough money -for a typi-
cal user to print 300 single-sided sheets
or 150 double-sided sheets.
Most users will never reach this
monthly limit, Palms said. "In fact, if
everyone uses that much we'll go
way over our budget," he said.
Approximately 18,000 people re-
ceived an e-mail message from ITD
xplaining the new policy. Palms said
there were three typical types of re-
sponses.
Some students said they thought
the new system is a good thing. Oth-
ers believed they would be charged
an additional fee. But the majority
were confused on whether or not they
would be charged additional money
for printing.
"It's kind of frustrating," said
*atherine Stellin, an LSA senior, re-
ferring to long waits for printing.
Palms said that because of the new
charging system, ITD will be able to
provide color printers in four campus
labs within two to three months.
In a report, the Information and
Technology Policy Committee cited
the availability of high-quality, high-
volume printing as one of many rea-
ons for the new action.
"Computer printing is now a sub-
stitute for copying, for poster print-
ing, for graphics design and drawing,
as well as for regular paper writing.
... There is now mounting evidence
that ITD printing services are being
used in place of regular Xeroxing,
and that a significant fraction of
printed output at the computer sites
epresents inappropriate personal uses
f University property," the report
said.

Such an "inappropriate personal"
use occurred last month when some-
one printed approximately 7,000
pages, Palms said.
ITD has had the ability to monitor
printer usage by the type and location
of the printer and the identity of the
user since the beginning of the fall
*rm. Palms said that it was not pos-
sible to monitor usage before this
time. "It is now technically possible
for us to do it," he said.
*INSIDE
WEEKEND, ETC.
Arts picks their favorites
from 1994

Toil continues
to rise; quake
cleanup starts

The Washington Post
KOBE, Japan, - Jan. 19 (Thurs-
day) -The death toll from Japan's
worst urban disaster since World War
II passed 3,000 today as rescue work-
ers continued to pull victims and sur-
vivors of Tuesday's earthquake from
piles of rubble.
The scream of sirens filled the air
around the clock, and military trucks
jammed the few open streets of this
port city near the center of Japan's
(Above) Workmen main island. Shaken survivors formed
begin repairing long lines for food and water and left
the collapsed hand-painted signs on street signposts
expressway, telling friends and relatives they were
yesterday in still alive..
Kobe, western As the huge fires set off by the
Japan. The earthquake burned themselves out and
overhead toll communications with isolated pock-
road was a victim ets improved, the full dimensions of
of Tuesday's the disaster began to emerge. As of
earthquake that dawn today, the National Police
has claimed over Agency reported that 3,021 people
3,000 lives. were killed in the quake, most buried
(Left) The under collapsed homes and buildings.
Motosumiyoshi Another 869 were listed as missing.
Shinto Shrine in Nearly 20,000 structures were in ruins.
Kobe stands in With water, electricity, and gas
ruins yesterday. supplies still cut off, more than
240,000 people in Kobe, Nishinomiya
a PHOTO and surrounding cities were still sleep-
ing in temporary shelters at schools
and temples.
Most people were still in their
See QUAKE, Page 2

Japanese 'U'
students wait
for updates
By SPENCER DICKINSON
Daily Staff Reporter
Following an earthquake that
rocked the Japanese city of Kobe
Tuesday, killing an estimated
3,000, charitable organizations
began immediately taking dona-
tions for people many Americans
saw as anonymous victims of a
natural disaster.
For an international commu-
nity like the University, the disas-
ter struck closer to home. As re-
ports of the earthquake rolled in,
Japanese students and their friends
anxiously awaited news from
across the Pacific.
Engineering junior Tamao
Yamashita, president of the Japa-
nese Student Association, said he
had "one relative whose building
was a bit wrecked," but was more
concerned with the familes of other
Japanese students.
Yuchiro Ito, agraduate student
in the Business School, said he had
See STUDENTS, Page 2

'U' graduates face better job outlook in 1994-95

By VAHE TAZIAN
Daily Staff Reporter
For students entering the job market in the
near future, the chances of landing a job appear
to be much brighter.
According to a recentsurvey conducted by the
Collegiate Employment Research Institute at
Michigan State University, a 5.9-percent increase
in hiring is projected for the class of 1994-95.
Jennifer Niggemeier, assistant director of
recruitment systems at the University's Office
of Career Planning and Placement, said students
are experiencing greater success in finding em-
ployment.
"We are seeing many recruiters, who have
not visited this campus in several years coming
back. This is a good sign," Niggemeier said. She
added that although the national trend of hiring

students has been on the decline in recent years,
students at the University have not experienced
similar declines.
Engineering senior Brian Kelly does not
anticipate any difficulty finding a job. "I'm very
optimistic about finding a job after graduating.
The market for engineering students looks
good," he said.
The hiring of new college graduates had
declined more than 30 percent in the four years
prior to last year's rise of 1.1 percent.
According to Niggemeier, 89 percent of
University students who used Career Planning
& Placement to seek employment found jobs
within six months of graduation. The national
level for students finding employment six
months after commencement was 84 percent.
Patrick Scheetz, the director of the Colle-

giate Employment Research Institute, advises
students to take the responsibility of seeking
employment seriously.
"It's still a very competitive market, so new
graduates should get better replies from em-
ployers than they have been receiving for the
last three or four years, but it won't be easy
hunting, not by a long shot," Scheetz said.
Kavin Tulsani, a Business School senior, is
less optimistic about landing a job. "I was ex-
pecting it to be much easier to find a job,
especially being at a top school like Michigan,"
Tulsani said. "It's somewhat discouraging."
In order to be best prepared for the job market;
Niggemeier encourages students to go beyond
their major and enhance as many skills as possible.
"Employers are looking for individuals who
have strong quantitative and qualitative skills,

as well as strong leadership abilities,"
Niggemeier said. "Students should also try to
involve themselves with many extra-curricular
campus activities, including fraternities, so-
rorities and other student groups."
Additionally, she advises students to take
advantage of all opportunities on campus. "Stu-
dents should get started early on their job search,
including summer internships, meeting with
recruiters and attending on-campus job fairs."
Sheetz did, however, receive several unflat-
tering comments about new graduates. Em-
ployers said students were unwilling to spend
time in apprenticeship positions, disliked start-
ing at the bottom of an organization and regu-
larly lacked inferest, Sheetz reported.
- The Associated Press contributed to
this report.

Officials respond to BSU letter to pres.

By RONNIE GLASSBERG
Daily Staff Reporter
As the University celebrated Mar-
tin Luther King Day Monday, the
Black Student Union challenged
President James J. Duderstadt to turn
the promises of the Michigan Man-
date into action.
BSU officers David Jones and
Stephen Kinnison, both LSA juniors,
read BSU's "Open Challenge to James
Duderstadt" and - in an action remi-
niscent of Martin Luther, the 17th-
century religious leader - posted it
on the door of Duderstadt's South
University residence.
Since 1988, the University has
worked to increase minority enroll-
ment through the Michigan Mandate.
"It is our contention that the Uni-
versity of Michigan, under the leader-,
ship of James Duderstadt, has sus-
tained itself as a racist institution,
covertly hiding under the politics of
multiculturalism' to mask the hid-
eousness of white supremacy that is
the face of this establishment," the
document states.
The BSU "challenge" asked
Duderstadt to meet with Black stu-
dents so they can express their spe-
cific concerns.
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The Washington Post
LOS ANGELES - O.J.
Simpson's defense suffered a major
setback yesterday as Judge Lance A.
Ito ruled the jury will be allowed to
hear allegations that the former foot-
ball star physically abused, intimi-
dated and stalked his wife, Nicole,
from the time he first ifet her 18 years
ago until she and a male friend were
murdered last June 12.
Rejecting assertions by defense
lawyers that the allegations were ir-
relevant to the case and highly preju-
dicial, Ito ruled that many of the do-
mestic abuse incidents prosecutors
alleged to have occurred were "rel-
evant to motive, intent, premedita-
tion and identity" and should be heard
he th e inrr

BSU member Stephen Kinnison posts a'

"challenge" to James J. Duderstadt on the president's door Monday.

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