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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 2, 2003 - 3A

CAMPUS

A tiny hole in one?

Walk and talk with
the Ann Arbor
LGBT community
Students looking to meet lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender students
and learn about Ann Arbor's LGBT
friendly businesses and hangouts now
have the chance. Take a walking tour
around Ann Arbor and visit places of
interest to the LGBT community today
starting in the Michigan Union at 5:30
p.m. "Powerwalk," sponsored by The
Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Affairs, will end at 7:30
p.m. returning to the Michigan Union.
South African
speaks on
reconciliation
The Sociology Department is bring-
ing South Africa native Ginn Fourie,
whose only daughter died in the 1993
Heidelberg Massacre in Cape Town,
South Africa, to speak on justice and
forgiveness today in Auditorium 3 of
the Modern Languages Building at 7
p.m.
Since the massacre, Fourie travels
around the world promoting reconcilia-
tion in post-apartheid South Africa.
She is a lecturer in physiotherapy at the
University of Cape Town.
African-American
convocation talks
of campus unity
African-American faculty and staff
along with University President Mary
Sue Coleman will discuss the impor-
tance of unity within the University
black community on campus tomorrow
in the Mendelssohn Theatre at 6 p.m. A
reception will follow the UMOJA
(which means "unity" in Swahili) con-
vocation.
Hillel to host
open house, BBQ
University Hillel will host an
open house and BBQ tomorrow at
Hillel on Hill Street at 8:00 p.m.
Organized by Hillel to promote the
25 Hillel-affiliated groups repre-
senting a range of programs serving
the Jewish community, it is also a
chance to meet new people and eat
free kosher BBQ food.
Festifall offers
array of groups
on the Diag
More than 300 student clubs on
campus eager to recruit new mem-
bers will hold booths showcasing
their organizations on Thursday on
The Diag from 11:00 a.m to 4:00
p.m. "Festifall" presents a variety of
organizations such as religious, eth-
nic, athletic and political groups
available for students wanting to be
more involved on campus.
Coleman to talk
about tuition hike
on radio station
University President Mary Sue Cole-
man will speak live on Ann Arbor's
WUOM-FM Thursday from 2 p.m to 3
p.m. Coleman will discuss the tuition
increases and the new LSA admissions
policies in a University public radio
broadcast.
DPS promotes of

bike registration
for students
Students who register their bicy-
cles with the Department of Public
Safety have increased chances of
getting the bike back if ever stolen.
That's why DPS is promoting bike
registration on Thursday on The
Diag from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Just bring the bike, student ID and a
valid driver's license for the free
registration.
Student gospel
choir performs on
Palmer Field
Young Apostolic Students for Christ
will hold a "Back to School Gospel
Concert" on Thursday on Palmer Field
at 5:00 p.m. As part of Welcome Week
events, the choir hopes to encourage
students to audition for the group and
enjoy the music.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Carmen Johnson

IUNY UINU/Uaiy
Engineering freshman Brian Johnson plays mini-golf in the
Michigan Union during Escapade on Thursday.
Bookbuyers split
over in-store and
online purchases

Despite saving money
by buying textbooks
online, students continue
to favor convenience of
nearby sellers
By Ryan Vicko
Daily Staff Reporter
Campus bookstores have traditionally
been known as the most convenient way
of buying textbooks, but some students
are finding that alternative sources for
books - such as online booksellers -
are cheaper and more worth their while.
Some of the most expensive books at
Ulrich's and Michigan Book and Supply
are within the fields of science and
mathematics.
But many chemistry and physics
books, like "Organic Chemistry" by
Seyhan Ege, sell online for as little as
one tenth of the going price in campus
bookstores.
Books in other fields, such as political
science and law, are generally less
expensive but bargains can still be
found.
A used copy of "Constitutional Law"
for Law 631 is sold for half as much
online - $71.75 at Michigan Book and
Supply and Ulrich's and $45 at half com.
But despite the lower prices, students
continue to buy many, if not all, of their

books from campus bookstores.
LSA junior Scott Dill has always
bought his books on campus. "It's con-
venient, close by and I know they'll have
it" Dill said.
Engineering graduate student Brian
Wilkerson said he also chooses the cam-
pus bookstore for the convenience.
"To go through all that just to save
$10 or $20 isn't worth it," he said, refer-
ring to the online search and the time it
takes for shipped books to arrive.
Julie Dixon, store manager of Michi-
gan Book and Supply, gave several rea-
sons why students should buy from
campus stores rather than online. "You
get to check the condition of merchan-
dise," she said. Also, Michigan Book
and Supply offers a $1,000 giveaway
and the Loyalty Program in which stu-
dents save when they continue to buy
from the store.
But LSA sophomore Catherine Mor-
ris is purchasing her books online this
semester. Referring to campus book-
stores, she said, "I realize that's not a
good system:'
She is spending less than half of
what she would from campus book-
stores this semester - estimating
around $125 instead of around $300 -
and from past experience she said the
books come within a reasonable
amount of time and fit the description
of their condition.

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