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4C - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition - September 8, 1998


Media Union,
draw 'U'
students north
By Mark Francescutti
Daily Staff Reporter
When University students tire of the hustle and bus-
tle of Central Campus and downtown, a sanctuary lies
only a few short minutes away.
New and old students who live on the University's
main campus often miss the pleasures of North
Campus, one of the most scenic areas of Ann Arbor.
But the lush, green and hilly atmosphere isn't the only
thing that attracts flocks of students and non-students
north. Many students prefer the openness it offers.
North Campus houses the college of Engineering,
School of Art and Architecture, and the School of
And even if those majors aren't at the top of a stu-
dent's list, all of the schools mentioned above offer
classes to all students.
Many students, even those whose classes are all on
Central Campus, find a great place to live in either
Bursley residence hall and Vera Baits Housing or the
surrounding apartments including Northwood.
"Students like the less stressful atmosphere,"
Bursley Office Manager Randi Johnson said. "It's a
differett world up here in North Campus."
More important to people who call North Campus
home are their peers.
"Most students find that people who live in Bursley
to be extremely friendly," Johnson said. "We're all like
one big family."
Need to workout? The North Campus Recreation
Building has almost all the facilities of the CCRB with
a swimming pool, weight room, and basketball courts.
And unlike the CCRB, finding a game or an open
stairmaster isn't an improbable possibility.
"It's very easy for our students to work out because
the NCRB is right behind the dorm," Johnson said.
Students also shouldn't forget about one of the most
inortant thin e North Campus has to offer. it's food

Former University student Mark McKinley ties together his wooden sculpture outside the Art at
building on North Campus. Students' works are often displayed around the outside of the AAB.
services. office, banking area, arcade games, an
When thinking of food and other services students Pierpont also offers evening eve
look towards the Michigan Union's northern cousin Friday when the Espresso Royale Ca
the Pierpont Commons. "Leonardo's".
The Commons offer a plethora of services just like "There can be a jazz band, other m
the Union including a small food court with a Little mike night with music and po
Caesar's and an Espresso Royale Cafe. Swanigan said. "We are trying to pu
The spot that once housed Wok Express, which rment into the Commons."
closed down early last year, will soon be up for bids Last, but not least, the Media Unio
from possibly a new business. open 24 hours a day to students need
"Wok Express's spot will be up for bids and service or just a quiet place to study.
requests in the next couple of months," said Michael With over 300 computer workstati
Swanigan, the Director of Pierpont Commons. dance, theater, and music studios, pl
"Something new will be coming down the road." lar media conversion facility - th
Pierpont also contains a cafeteria where students rests in a class by itself. Open to all s
can use their Entree Plus to purchase meals. exclusive by-appointment services
But Pierpont's list doesn't end there, in addition to reality lab and the teleconferencing f
food services, the Commons contains several satellite Many students will also find the M
offices. The long list includes a Registrar's office, Office stressful counterpart to other librarie
of Financial Aid.Entree Office. conycenterc ashier centers.

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Sunday School 10:30 a.m. t
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Residents get cozy9
in North Campus'
secluded 'Burlodge'
By Chris Duprey "Bursley's food is its advantage
Daily StaffReporter said LSA sophomore David Shanton.
Tucked away in the scenic wooded "I've eaten at both South Quad and
area of North Campus, along with the West Quad, and it just doesn't cot-
schools of music, art, architecture, and pare.
engineering, is its most populated resi- Many Bursley residents rely solely
dence hall, Bursley. on the use of the University bus system
Affectionately nicknamed by resi- to visit Central Campus. These buses,
dents as "The Burlodge", Bursley has free of charge, run from 7 a.m. until 2
become a favorite of students who a.m. to accommodate the wide variety
enjoy walking to their North Campus of student schedules.
classes, along with the secluded nature The 10-minute commute to th
of its location. main part of campus matches the
Built in 1968 as part of the late walk that Hill students must make
University President Harlan Hatcher's from their residence halls. Dairig
expansion program, it is the chief resi- the cold winter weather, Bursley stu-
dence hall for first-year students, hous- dents value the bus ride over hIavig
d Architu ing over 1,200 incoming freshmen and to walk to class.-a -
nArhtcue retumnees each year "I'd rather be on a warm bus than
Bursley is also the home of the freezing," said LSA sophomore Nick
d a credittunion. University's Community Volunteer Hopwood. "That's really the only
ents, usually on Program. advantage of the bus system
ife area becomes Over 400 of its residents opt to though."
donate their time to worthy causes over Some North Campus residents said
usic, or an open the course of the year, the erratic nature of the University bus
ietry readings," The quiet nature of the surrounding system detracts from the advantage'
tmp more excite- area is helpful to many students, who Bursley. While a bus is guarateed'
said they are able to study and relax in arrive every 10 minutes Monday.
n keeps its doors their rooms without the noise problems through Friday, they are rare on week
ing a multimedia that characterize Central Campus resi- ends, commg every 20 minutes at cer
dence halls such as West Quad and tain stops.
ions, study areas, South Quad. "I like that the bus stops on North
Ls the ever popu- "The lack of attractions around Campus are easily accessible," laderost,
te Media Union North Campus have a real positive said. "But the weekend ones don*
tudents, it offers effect on your grades," said LSA come enough, especially on Football
like the virtual sophomore Roberto laderosa. "There's Saturdays." -
acility. not much else to do." Sonic also feel that the separat
edia Union a less Many residents said the ultimate location of Bursley makes them less
s and computing benefit of Bursley lies in its dining of a member of the University com-
hall. The sparkling, modern facility munity.
and tasty meals often prompt its resi- "The fact that Bursley's so far away
dents to trumpet Bursley as having has sometimes discouraged me frt
tedto .' the best food of all the residence halls going down to Central Campus," said
- especially right before the LSA sophomore Lev Mandel. "It's bar
Thanksgiving and winter holiday for me to feel like a student when t'nW
fouo sides, breaks, when porterhouse steaks and always a bus ride away."
cocktail shrimp are served to cele- But the attraction of Bursley is
brate the occasions. enough to keep students coming back.
ts say) the On normal days, however, dining hall Bursley sported the highest reap-
employees serve the food to students, plication rate, meaning that more res
keeping it looking nicer than the buffet- idents of Bursley decided to retut
rnber of resta style setup used by other residence for another year than any other res'-
bers halls. dence hall.
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