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The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition - Fall 2004 - 11C

STUDY
Continued from Page 1C
two hours.
"The Union study lounge is really the only
place I study, and it's great because it's so
quiet. People look at you if you make a
sound," said LSA senior Jatin Rana.
"I like it there because it's really quiet and
also you can get food downstairs," agreed
LSA junior Jenny Rai.
Looking for a place with a bit more activi-
ty, we have a choice: move up State Street to
Starbucks or Amer's or move east to the Star-
bucks on South University Avenue or the
Amer's on Church Street.
Either way, we can only tolerate studying at
a coffee shop for about an hour and a half
before moving to the Business School at 8:30
p.m. The main floor of the Business School
has a cafe that takes Entree Plus and has out-
lets for laptops, mp3 players and cell phones.
The Annex next to the student lounge is qui-
eter, and its large, comfortable chairs and
couches are a plus.
At the Business School, we study until 11
p.m. and finish the coffee we bought here,
instead of at Starbucks, because it is less
expensive. At that point, we decide we have
moved enough and retire to the UGLi until
3:00 in the morning.

study spots.
"I have a new love for the study cubicles -
the south stacks especially because it's so
much quieter than the UGLi," said LSA jun-
ior Jason Berlow. He added that he now
prefers the Grad to the Law Library Reading
Room since the reading room was divided,
reserving the east side for law students and
the west side for visitors.
The Fine Arts Library on Tappan has stacks
that are similar to the graduate library but less
trafficked and should be avoided by those
who are claustrophobic. "The Fine Arts
Library is ridiculously hard to get into, but
once you're in, the stacks are impregnable,"
said Engineering senior Craig Frankland.
The tables at the Medical School Library,
across Observatory in the Hill area, are
almost always open and allow students to
study until close to midnight before heading
back to Central Campus.
"The fourth and fifth floors are the best
because it's really low traffic, and the third
floor has the circulation and returns desk,"
Maoz said.
On North Campus, the Media Union hous-
es more niches for studying than the Central
Campus libraries and offer plenty of comput-
ers. One caution to students who start late -
after 2 a.m. the number of locales drops to the
UGLi and the Media Union.

WALKOUT
Continued from Page 1C
of lecturers' temporary-employee status, regular
job performance evaluations and hiring proce-
dures based on qualifications and seniority.
These demands would give lecturers "a level of
job security beyond that afforded most other
instructional employees of the University,"
Provost Paul Courant said in an e-mail sent to
deans, directors and department heads April 1.
The third major demand of LEO is a revision of
their health-benefits package. LEO wants year-

round coverage as opposed to coverage only dur-
ing the term that a lecturer teaches.
The two sides did not sit down at the bargain-
ing table until around 10 p.m. Before that, the
lead negotiators for the two bargaining teams
made "conceptual presentations" of their per-
spectives on the issues. Each presentation was
followed by questions from the opposing group.
And while there has been little movement in
talks, both sides say they have been able to remain
civil throughout the bargaining sessions.
"The negotiations have always been very pro-
fessional," Halloran said.

DIFFERENCE
Continued from Page 1C
The campaign begins in the midst of a budget crisis
prompted by cuts in state funding. The University
expects to make at least $20 million in cuts
In the quiet phase of the campaign, the University
already raised $1.28 billion, or 51 percent of its goal,
since 2000. The campaign will end on Dec. 31, 2008.
At $3.5 billion, the University's endowment is
fourth among public universities and 12th among all
institutions.
The last fundraising campaign, called the Campaign
for Michigan, ran from 1991 to 1997 and raised $1.4
billion. The campaign's goal was $1 billion.
Not everyone at the event, however, was one of the
800 invited top donors or volunteers.

Individuals outside Rackham passed out flyers to
the attendees titled "The Michigan Difference?" as the
ceremony let out.
"If (the donors) are going to to give money to the
University ... they need to know what's going on," said
Alicia Rinaldi, a University alumna and member of
Our Voices Count, a student group formed to oppose
the administration's changes made to Sexual Assault
Prevention and Awareness Center.
The flyers, which refer to these changes, accused
the University of "silencing survivors of sexual
assault" and "attacking these and other services for
women, minorities and other marginalized groups."
The campaign also intends to raise $425 million for
faculty, $625 million for programs and research, $500
million for facilities and $150 million for labs, infra-
structure and discretionary support.

LSA junior Thomas Stark studies at the
Michigan Union study lounge Dec. 12, 2003.
With a solid day and night of studying, we
return home, sleep until noon the next day
and take our exam at 1:00 p.m.
That scenario does not exhaust all the
choices on campus for studying. The Hatcher
Graduate Library is among the most popular

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