The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 3
Libraries cut costs with fewer subscriptions
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Sept. 25, 1981
The attorney for Leo Kelly, charged
in the April 17 shooting death of two
fellow students in Bursley Residence
Hall, asked that his client's trial be
moved from Washtenaw County
because he could not get a fair trial due
to excessive publicity.
Sept. 26, 1975
City Republicans called a special
session of City Council to repeal Ann
Arbor's $5 marijuana ordinance in the
wake of the arrests of 36 persons in a
$4 million drug raid.
Sept. 27, 1975
University researchers analyzed a
small stretch of rural road and conclud-
ed that the amount of recyclable litter
lining state highways equaled one
week's worth of production from the
nation's steel mills - an amount much
larger than anticipated.
Sept. 27, 1957
Daily Editor James Elsman was the
only reporter inside Little Rock Central
High School as it was integrated. Els-
man borrowed a library card from a tru-
ant student to enter the school and sat
in a classroom next to one of the Little
Rock Nine, taking the only picture
from inside the building. When the
teacher found that he was an imposter
she took him to the school office where
he was harangued by the principal.
Sept. 27, 1980
A 19-year-old Ann Arbor man was
left in critical condition after he was
dragged under a car for more than a
mile down State Street.
Sept. 28, 1973
100 students gathered at the steps of
the LSA Building to protest a 24 per-
cent tuition increase. Encouraging other
students to join the tuition strike, the
group chanted, "Don't pay the hike -
Sept. 28, 1970
The Undergraduate Library was
closed briefly when it received two
bomb threats, one called in to a Univer-
sity operator, and another called in to a
Detroit news agency. Officials cleared
the library and searched in bathrooms,
under tables, and behind the books.
Sept. 29, 1966
Members of the Voice political party
held an all-night sleep-in outside of the
office of Vice President Wilbur Pier-
pont to protest the use of plain-clothed
policemen during demonstrations.
Sept. 29, 1890
The first issue of the U. of M. Daily,
now The Michigan Daily, was pub-
lished. The editors wrote that "The
Daily is here to stay."
Sept. 29, 1932
The Daily urged freshmen to ignore
enforced hazing traditions such as
wearing a "pot," or hat on their heads.
The Daily claimed these silly traditions
had passed with the war.
Sept. 30, 1968
A bomb of four to six sticks of dyna-
mite exploded outside of the Ann Arbor
Central Intelligence Agency office, and
was reportedly heard two miles away.
Ann Arbor Police said the bombing
might be linked to similar blasts in
Detroit earlier in the year.
Sept. 30, 1908
Basketball was officially declared a
varsity winter sport by the Board of
Directors of the Athletic Department. A
member of the board said, "I am of the
opinion that the game will be a paying
proposition at Michigan."
Sept. 30, 1955
A pep rally for a football game
against Michigan State University
erupted into a near riot, rearranging the
letters of the State Theater marquee
with "Michigan Beat State." More than
1,000 students rampaged the female
dormitories, storming into Mosher Res-
idence Hall before doors could be
locked, and racing out with panties,
brassieres and slips. Doors on the other
buildings were soon locked, so men
began to tear open window screens and
climb' up walls as the female occupants
hit them from above with books.
Sept. 30, 1974
By Allison Yang
Daily Staff Reporter
For many students, the collection of journals available
online and in the University's libraries is one of the main
ways to research topics for their courses. But this year it may
be harder to find up-to-date information as the University
libraries eliminate many paper-based subscriptions during
tight economic times.
"This year every department is taking a cut. ... This past
April 15, a letter from the proviso said this will be a tighter
year," said Brenda Johnson, associate director for Public Ser-
vices of the University Library.
"The Library has enjoyed good financial support for our
budget over the years. We are not in dire straits as some col-
lege libraries across the country," Johnson said.
The University libraries cut back on 1 percent of paper-
based subscriptions last year. "There certainly has been some
decline (in use of paper-based journals), but journals still
continue to be a significant resource. We are cutting costs
wherever possible and appropriate."
Last year the libraries spent roughly $9.5 million on journal
subscriptions. These costs include the subscriptions for
25,000 paper-based journals and a majority of the 12,700
electronic journals. An additional 30,000 paper-based jour-
nals are available, funded by gifts and depositions from the
There will be a slight increase in subscription prices due to
inflation, but the libraries have also received additional fund-
ing this year to compensate for that, Johnson said.
Karen Schmidt, associate university librarian for collec-
tions at the University of Illinois, said, "This year every uni-
versity library is being affected by publisher inflations costs
and everyone's budgets are lower."
"Now the library has especially kept in close contact with
faculty, deans and students to see what is in need and where
we can cut costs on subscriptions," Johnson said.
Universities are becoming more dependent on electronic
journal subscriptions, which can allow all University mem-
bers to view the same article at once instead of a paper-based
subscription which limits the number of readers. Electronic
journals are also cheaper in the long run, library officials
"It is not apparent to most people that the library pays for
the subscriptions because they have free access to the jour-
nals through the University," Johnson said.
Another means for cutting costs are network connections
with other Big Ten universities, which allow all students from
these schools to access over 60 million volumes.
The University of Iowa has made significant cutbacks. in
journal subscriptions, mainly paper-based journals, said
Edward Schreeves, director of collections and information
resources at the University of Iowa.
"This is not an ideal situation for any library because it
limits the amount of information available to students and
faculty, but we do have very good access to other collections,
including the other libraries in the Big Ten. Electronic
resources compensated for some of the reductions," Schree-
LSA senior Morlie Patel said since the publishing process
can take up to two years, the information may be old once a
book is published.
"A magazine that gets published weekly or even bi-yearly
will contain the most useful, recent information," she said. "It
is especially important to keep a wide variety of subscriptions
for such a research-based university, like Michigan."
Students studying in the Law Library and other campus libraries may
find themselves reading more journals online.
MSA approves proposal
to fly LGBT rainbow flag
By Carmen Johnson
Daily Staff Reporter
A resolution to fly a Rainbow Pride Flag from the
Diag and North Campus flag poles during National
Coming Out Week was passed at last night's Michigan
Student Assembly Meeting.
MSA will submit a proposal to the Vice President of
Facilities to fly the flags from Oct. 7 through Oct. 11.
Although flying the Rainbow Pride Flag conforms to
State and Federal Rules, the issue stirred up debate
among MSA representatives. Lesbian Gay Bisexual
Transgender co-chair Pierce Beckham has been working
on the proposal since last year.
"We are not sure that facilities will fly the flag during
National Coming Out Week but we are hopeful that they
will consider our proposal," Beckham said.
"The purpose of raising the flag is for admissions to
actively support the LGBT community, especially
because the Diag flag pole is very prominent and visible
to students. For some, the rainbow pride flag affirms and
protects more than the U.S. flag," Beckham added.
MSA President Sarah Boot was pleased with the out-
come of the debate.
"While it is not our decision whether-to fly the flag or
not, we want to show that we support the proposal. MSA
supports the efforts of LGBT," Boot said.
A proposal for the funding of an Early Evaluations
"The purpose of raising the
flag is for admissions,
especially because the Diag
flag pole is very prominent and
visible to students."
- Pierce Beckham
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender co-chair
Feasibility Study was also passed during the meeting.
Surveys administered by the Center of Research on
Learning and Teaching will be taken by over 5,530,stu-
dents to evaluate their Graduate Student Instructors. By
reading evaluations before the end of the term, GSIs
would be able to make improvements earlier.
MSA Treasurer Liz Mullane said she understands the
interest and need for an earlier evaluation of GSIs.
"This study will be a great tool for GSIs to gain valu-
able feedback in the middle of the term. If the study that
is taking place next week is successful we hope to estab-
lish early evaluations by the winter term. That is our
goal," Mullane said.
Students explore their options at the 18th Annual Engineering Career Fair on North
Campus yesterday afternoon.
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'U' engineers at
annual career fair
By Lydia K. Leung
For the Daily
Engineers from all disciplines
dressed in ties, shirts, suits and shin-
ning shoes this week to look for intern-
ships and jobs after graduation at the
18th Annual Engineering Career Fair
on North Campus.
ExxonMobil, Microsoft, Boeing,
UBS Warburg, Applied Materials,
Merck and many other giant multina-
tional corporations are among the 150
companies that pa ticipate in the
career fair, which is sponsored by the
Society of Women Engineers, Tau
Beta Pi and the National Engineering
Most of them are hiring both full-
time and intern positions in Michi-
gan despite the sluggish economy
and the slump in the stock market,
recruiters said. "We are definitely
recruiting in Michigan," Deutsche
Bank recruiter Bobby Roy said.
Deutsche, which handles many dif-
ferent kinds of business in addition to
investment banking, is going to hire
as many new employees as last year,
Intel, the No. 1 supplier of micro-
processors for personal computers, is
actively recruiting and promoting its
rotation program on campus, Intel
recruiter Michael Forward said.
"Intel is always committed in
recruiting because we invest for the
future. ... When the economy turns
around, it is the best position to suc-
ceed," Forward said.
Apple hired 130 interns nationwide
last summer and it is likely to have the
same number of interns in the coming
percent of them were from Michigan.
"If the products here are not good,
we would have gone somewhere else,"
Cheng said. The talents and ability of
University of Michigan students are
the reasons Apple returns to campus
every year, he added.
"Michigan is one of the most elite
institutes that we recruit from," Cater-
pillar recruiter Mark Guzzardo said.
Caterpillar, a Fortune 500 company, is
one of the world's largest manufactur-
ers of heavy construction equipment.
Due to the reputation and high rank-
ing of the engineering school, previous
job fair experiences and the alumni
relationship, Michigan is the target
school of many big firms, the event co-
"We have no difficulties in finding
companies to come to the career fair,"
said Engineering senior Melissa Wu,
one of the four career fair co-chairs.
"Other than job finding, it is also
a learning experience for the stu-
dents," career fair co-chair Evita
Tons of information is available to
students from different companies in
the career fair and that helps students
to explore what are their real interests,
"It is good to have resources like
this," Engineering junior Rahul Sathe
said. Sathe, an Ohio native, was
offered a few interviews by the compa-
nies at the career fair. "They won't go
to schools except MIT, Georgia Tech
and other target schools. ... This
makes it worth it to pay the out-of-state
Some companies have started inter-
viewing students while many others
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