2 - Friday, December 8, 2006
Think finding classes for next
semester is tough now? Imagine
what it would be like without the
Students now have the luxury
of being able to register for class-
es at almost all hours of the day
or night, from the convenience of
their own rooms, sometimes even
in their underwear. But in the
days before Wolverine Access,
registration involved long lines
and lots of paper.
Prior to the introduction of
the University's first computer-
ized scheduling program, the
Computer Registration Involv-
ing Student Input system in 1974,
students registered at Waterman
Gym, then located where the
Chemistry Building now stands
on North University Avenue.
Before each semester, students
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he dark ages of
mistakes plagued scheduling
waited in long lines that stretched
from the gym's doors across the
Diag, Assistant Registrar Paul
On the Diag, a representative
from each department sat at a
table piled high with stacks of
paper cards representing each
seat in a given class.
Cards were distributed on a
first-come, first-serve basis.
The cards were then sorted
and read by a machine after being
stamped to include the students'
Departments then generated
class rosters from the cards.
Those who got the wrong class
would later swap class place-
ments like baseball cards.
A scheduling mistake in 1965
illustrated the potential for error
in the registration process.
Engineering seniors Leif Fuller and Erin Stansburydisplaytheir
project duringthe Design Expo at Pierpont Commons yesterday. The
project details how buses could be run on grease from dining halls.
blood, spits at
WHERE: University Hos-
CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
WHEN: Wednesday at about
WHAT: The hydraulic brake
line in a truck broke, spilling
about five gallons of oil, DPS
reported. Waste Management
cleaned up the area.
WHEN: Wednesday at Credit cards
about 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: A volatile patient taken fron 'U'
struck a hospital staff mem-
ber, then spit on and threw office, used at
blood at a security officer
and another patient, the local stores
Department of Public Safety
reported. The man was not WHERE: School of Nursing
arrested, but charges are Building, 400 N. Ingalls St.
being sought. WHEN: Tuesday, between
noon and 4 p.m.
Truck spills WHAT: An unattended wallet
was stolen from an office in
oil in parking the School of Nursing Build-
ing, DPS reported. No cash
was taken, but the credit cards
have been used in several area
WHERE: Parkingstructure, businesses. Police currently
201 Fletcher St. have no suspects.
WHAT: A percussion per-
formance. Tickets are $6 at
the Michigan Union Ticket
Office or at the door.
WHO: Groove, a 35-member
WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Michigan
discuss Jews in
WHAT: A lecture on the
portrayal of Jewish people in
the works of William Shake-
WHO: English Prof. Ralph
Williams and the Shmooze
WHEN: Tonight from 8 to
WHERE: Hillel, Green
WHAT: An informational
meeting about a joint com-
munity art project between
the University and Ann
WHO: Arts on the Hill, the
Street Theater Art Project
WHEN: Today from 5:30 to
WHERE: Ann Arbor Public
Library, Multi-Purpose Room
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Two introductory anthropology
courses were completely flipped.
Students who thought they were
registered for Anthropology 101
actually found themselves in
Anthropology 131, and those who
had tried to take 131 were mistak-
enly enrolled in 101.
The 1965 mix up was attrib-
uted to a mistake by a secretary
in the anthropology department,
The Michigan Daily reported at
"I myself think the students
have lost a lot," Wright said of the
Web-based registration system.
"They've gained the ease and
the mobility, but I think a lot of
friendships were made in those
long lines. In the frustration of
trying to get those classes, you
met an awful lot of people."
"Heeere's Johnny!" has
been named the greatest
television catchphrase or
quotation by TV Land. The
phrase was originally used by
Ed McMahon to introduce the
host of the The Tonight Show.
Coffee can go through as
many as six middlemen
before it arrives in your
cappuccino, according to the
film "Black Gold," now playing
at the Michigan Theater.
aFOR MORE, SEE PAGE 5
A man in Austria posing
as apriest and his female
partner stole 150 euros
from a 65-year-old man by
promising him a naked bath
with the woman, Reuters
reported. The suspects stole
the money while the victim
was preparing the bath.
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