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RHA asks for status of Oxford
Housing, building improvements
RH A "The quality of Oxford Housing is
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"I don't think any of us would below standard."
want to live in a place where no - William Zeller
money was put in," said Myers, an Director of University Housing
Housing officials recommended
the University sell Oxford in 1997
but the University Board of
"Regents, though it debated the
issue, never reached a consensus on
the residence hall's status.
Oxford resident Melanie
Rausche, who presented the resolu-
tion to RHA, argued that while the
University continues to discuss the
issue, Housing should not stop
maintenance of the hall.
"For a long time, Housing has
been talking about selling Oxford,"
said Rausche, an LSA senior.
"We need to have some money to
go into the building as long as we're
Rausche said the hall's deficient
laundry facilities and lack of entree
plus options are particularly egre-
gious problems with the quality of
Zeller said Housing will create a
task-force to make a final recom-
mendation as to the fate of Oxford
in the coming months. He said a
decision should come before fall.
But RHA Rep. Nathan McCoy, an
LSA junior, said Oxford residents
are looking for answers to their liv-
"We're trying to accomplish two
things," McCoy said.
"We want an answer on the future
of Oxford and we want to raise the
standard of living."'
One of the University's non-traditional residence halls, Oxford Housing has not been able to reach capacity in recent
years. The Resident Hall Association wants maintenance on the hal continued.
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it, you can't expect all of us to graduate with a .5
ointment every semester."
Sylvia Orduflo, a GEO steering committee member,
said the University's proposal will not really benefit
"I'm concerned that, for example, we will have to
teach an extra (discussion) section," Orduijo said.
She added that if the University does not want GSIs
to do more work, it should specify this in GEO's con-
Smith said the University is not going in the right
direction with its wage proposal since it did not offer
GSIs a wage increase.
He added that because GSIs receive the same wage
increase as the faculty each year, the University should
use the faculty's raise as a floor for GEO wage increas-
GEO is currently guaranteed a 2.5 percent annual
increase, 0.5 percent less than the University is obligat-
ed to pay all of its other unions, Smith said.
Gamble said while GEO's wage increase is less than
other University unions, it is the only organization that
receives the same wage as the faculty.
"Even if the faculty got a 5 percent increase, all the
other unions would get exactly 3 percent," Gamble said.
"GEO would receive the 5 percent increase, though,
because it is tied to the union."
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who thinks discussions about the price increase should
occur through a more
"I fully support To
"Until we hear what he plans to do with this money, it tion has done an exce
would be premature for me to say whether his decision "I think this is som
was good or bad," Brandon said. the regent's table and
Horning said he respects the Athletic Department's added.
independence, but said he opposes the process the Goss told the boar
Athletic Department used to reach its decision. letics, last week that e
Horning said that before new
scoreboards and a media produc- Student tickets were
tion facility were installed in
Michigan Stadium and Crisler otaffecedA by
Arena last year, the regents and
Athletic Department officials price
decided together they would take c h
m Goss and I think his administra-
:lent job," Deitch said.
ething that should be discussed at
d not through the newspapers, he
d in control of intercollegiate ath-
yen after the increase, ticket prices
will still be comparable to the
University's peer schools, which
include Michigan State
University, Notre Dame
University and Penn State
"When you look at the value of
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Department's reserve fund, instead
of passing on the increase to season ticket holders.
"We spent a significant amount of the athletic
reserve on video scoreboards on the basis they'd pro-
duce supplemental income by providing alternative
marketing avenues like Internet access and showing
away games. at the stadium," Horning said. "Lo and
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reserve even though we've yet to sit down and examine
what was the impact.
"I haven't seen a report saying whether they haven't
made a nickel (on the scoreboards) or if they've made
millions," Horning said.
Regents' exchange of words through the press has out-
raged Regent Laurence Deitch (D-Bloomfield Hills),
what we have and you look at the
other schools, (prices) will still
be below at least two or three of these schools," Goss
said last week.
Brandon said if the Athletic Department needs addi-
tional revenue, it is not being unreasonable if it raises
"When Tom looks at his overall budget he needs to
maximize the opportunities with those sports like foot-
ball that generate capital and spread that capital around
to the majority of sports that lose money," Brandon said.
"I don't have a problem raising ticket prices to schools
comparable to us.
"I don't think there's a place you can go on a Saturday
afternoon that puts on a better show than we do here," he
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