100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

January 22, 2007 - Image 2

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 2007-01-22

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

2A - Monday, January 22, 2007

The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com

FRIDAY:
Explained

cters

SWEET JOB O' MINE

Cheap reads
How Excel sells the least expensive coursepacks in town

At the beginning of every semes-
ter, the line of students waiting to
copy course packs at Excel Test
Preparation, Coursepacks and Cop-
ies on South University Avenue
often snakes down the stairs. It
coils around a circle of desks in the
store's small waiting room.
Students might hate standing in
line, but the wait helps keep down
the cost of course packs, said Excel
Director Norman Miller.
Course pack prices at Excel are
based solely on the number of pages
copied, and Miller estimated that
the most expensive coursepacks,
which contain up to 1000 pages,
cost between $70 and $80. At other
local copying stores, large course-
packs can cost twice that amount.
Prices at Excel vary with the var-
ious bundling options that the store
offers. The store will bind pages,
punch them to fit three-hole note-

books, or leave them as loose sheets
of paper.
Excel can sell coursepacks
cheaper than other stores because
each student has to copy the pages
themselves. Because this practice
falls under the fair use stipulation
of U.S. copyright law, Excel doesn't
have to pay the authors of the selec-
tions in the coursepacks royalties,
Miller said.
Miller said copying the pages
in a coursepack is like recording
a movie broadcast on television.
While making a copy of the film for
personal viewing is legal, making
multiple copies of the film and sell-
ing them to friends is illegal.
This means coursepacks that
have already been copied and
bound for students, like the ones
sold at nearby Dollar Bill Copy-
ing on Church St., are significantly
more expensive regardless of how

many pages they contain.
Many professors choose to use
coursepacks rather than textbooks
because it allows them to use more
recent material and hand-pick
readings for their students.
Some students say Excel isn't
worth the wait, though.
Engineering sophomore Kim-
berly Gross said that she waited
two hours last fall to copy a $30
coursepack at Excel. She only used
the coursepack once because her
professor put most of the course
readings online.
This semester she only waited
for 15 minutes at Dollar Bill for her
pre-assembled coursepack.
She said she would rather pay
more to avoid waiting in line.
"If your professor's nice and they
get it somewhere else, it's going to
be a lot easier for you," she said.
TARYNHARTMAN

ALLISON GHAMAN/Daiiy
University alum Melinda Kleczynski makes chocolate-cov-
ered toffee squares at KilMin's Handmade Chocolate on East
Liberty Street yesterday.
CRIME NOTES

413 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1327
www.michigaiidaily.com
DONN M.FRESARD ALEXIS FLOYD
Editor in Chief Business Manager
734-647-3336 734-764-0558
fresard@meichigandailycom floyd@michigandailyconr
CONTACT INFORMATION
Newsroom Office hours: Sun.-Thurs.11 . 2 a.o.
News Tips res@imichigandaily.com
Corrections cotrrectionsyrichigandaily.com
Letterstothe Editor totedaiyeeichigarodaily.comr
Photography Department .photorrichigandaiy.com
Arts Section artspage@moiichigar daily.cori
734-763-0379
Editorial Page opiionuiymichigandaily.comri
SportsSection sports@inichigaidaiy.coin
. 734-764-8585
DisplaySales displayLmichigandaily.com
ClassifiedSales classired@michigaodaihy.con
734-764-0557
OnlinetSales onlineads~oichigandaily.corn
734-61s-013s
Finance finance@michigandaily.com
EDITORIAL STAFF
Jeffrey Bloomer Managing Editor blooer@michigatndaily.com
Karl Stampfl Managing News Editor stampfl@michigandaily.comn
NEWS EDITORS: Leah Graboski, Christina Hlildreth, Anne Joling, Anne VanderMey
Emily Beam Editorial Page Editor beam,,micligandaily.com,
ChristopherlZbrozek Editorial Page Editor zbrozek@moichigadaily.com
ASSOCIATE EDITORIAL PAGE EDITORS: Whitney Dibo, Theresa Kennelly, Imran Syed
Jack Herman Managing'Sports Editor hecr3man@micigandaiily.coim
sENIOR 'PORTS EDITORS: Scott Bell, H. Jose Bosch,
Matt Singer Kevin Wright, Stephanie Wright
SPORTS NIGH T EDITORS: Dan Bromwich, Amber Colvin, Mark
Giannotto. tan Robinson Nate Sandals, Dan Levy
AndrewSargusKlein ManagingArts Editor klein@michigandaihy.com
Berie Nguyen Managing Arts Editor nguyer@michigandaily.eom
ARTSSUBEDIORS Llyd H CagoCailinCowan, Pun it Mattoo, Kristin MacDonald
Alex DziadosZ Managing Photo Editor dziadosz@michigandaily.com
Mike Hulsebus Managing Photo Editor hulsebus@mieicigandaily.com
IA T PO IS Forestaseirevo mpelPeterSchottenfels
Bridget O'Donnell Managing Design Editor odonnell@michigandaily.com
ASSISTANT DESIGN EDITOR: Lisa Gentile
Phil Dokas Managing online Editor dokas@mrichigandaiy.comn
ASSOCIATE ON LINE EDITOR: Angela Cesere
James V. Dowd Magazine Editor dowd eichigandaily.eom
ASSOCIATE MAGAZINE: EDITOR: Chris Gaerig
BUSINESS STAFF
RobertChin Disioaysales Manager
ASSOCIATE DISPLAY SALES MANAGER: Ben Schrotenboer
SPECIAL SECTIONS MANAGER: David Dai
Kristina Diamantoni classified sales Manager
ASSISTANT CLASSIFIED SA LES MANAGER: Michael Moore
EmilyCiprian onlineSales Manager
DavidJia Goh Finance Manager
Brittany O'Keefe Layout Manager
Chelsea Hoard Production Manager
The Michigan Daily(ISSN0745-967)ispublishedMondaythroughFriday duringthe
falland winterterms by studentsattheUniversity of Michigan.Onecopyisavailable
freeof chargeioallreaders.dditona loiesmay be ickedupathetDailsoffice
foil$2. Suscritissfo falterm, statienheyembe,via U.S.mail arel$110
Winrteri ermJanuarythrough April)is$115,yearlong(SeptemberthroughApril)
is $195.University affiliates are subject toareducedsubscription rate.On-campus
subscriptions for fall termare $35. Subscriptions must be prepaid.The MichigantDaily
is a member of The Associated Press and The Associated Collegiate Press.

0

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Drunk student Lloyd resident Student forum Lecture on
urinates neXt to busted for pot on diversity physics and

bus shelter
WHERE: C.C. Little Bus Shel-
ter
WHEN: Saturday at about 3
a.m.
WHAT: A male student was
caught urinating at the bus shel-
ter near the C.C. Little Science
Building, the Department of
Public Safety reported. He was
arrested and given a citation for
minor in possession of alcohol.
Patient assaults
patient-sitter
WHERE: University Hospital
Center
WHEN: Saturday at about 7:45
a.m.
WHAT: A University stu-
dent who was a patient at the
University Hospital attacked
the patient's attendant, DPS
reported.

possession
WHERE: Alice Lloyd Resi-
dence Hall
WHEN: Saturday at about 12:30
a.m.
WHAT: A male student was
arrested in possession of a
substance that appeared to
be marijuana, DPS reported.
Police arrested the student and
P7i dth1 bt}C-q t P

WHAT: A community forum
about ways to promote diver-
sity at the University
WHO: Diversity Blueprints
Task Force
WHEN: Today from 9 to 10
a.m.
WHERE: Anderson rooms B,
C and D, the Michigan Union

selzeu te suostance. k
Speech about
Bursley student virtual culture
swamped With WHAT: A lecture, titled "The
Virtual Community," about
pesky calls the evolution of computer
k awn~in

metaphysics
WHAT: A lecture about the
universe called "Unbelievable
Physics," sponsored by the
Undergraduate Philosophy
Club
WHO: Lawrence Sklar,
author of "Space, Time and
Spacetime" and philosophy
professor
WHEN: Today at 7 p.m.
WHERE: 2271 Angell Hall
CORRECTIONS
" The caption of a story
in Friday's Daily (Regental
handoff) identified former
University Regent David
Brandon as Regent Juhlia
Darlow and Darlow as Bran-
don.
Please report any error in
the Daily to corrections@
michigandaily.com.

In a new poll by The Wash-
ington Post, Sen. Hillary
Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.)
is the frontrunner among Dem-
ocratic candidates for the Presi-
dential nomination. Forty-one
percent of Democrats polled
favored Clinton. Sen. Barack
Obama (D-Ill) got 17 percent.
The Michigan hockey
team swept Alaska-Fair-
banks this weekend, beat-
ing the team 6-2 on Friday and
5-2 on Sunday. It's Michigan's
first sweep of a weekend series
since November.
>>FOR MORE, SEE SPORTSMONDAY
A Colombian woman
named Darling Velez
was denied Spanish citi-
zenship because of her name,
Reuters reported. Spanish law
prohibits names that expose a
person to ridicule or leave their
gender uncertain.

e

0

WHERE: Bursley Residence
Hall
WHEN: Saturday at about 2:40
a.m.
WHAT: A student received
several harassing and annoy-
ing phone calls, DPS reported.

networ ing
WHO: Fred Turner, a pro-
fessor at Stanford Univer-
sity
WHEN: Today from 4 to 5:30
p.m.
WHERE: 1014 Tisch Hall

WRITE FOR US. NEWS@MICHIGANDAILY.COM

.1

I

Join the fun in inCircle.

I

0'

Like Facebook for Wolverines Talk with friends

Create or join groups

Find internships and jobs

Get in today!
umaLumni.com/incircle
ALUMNIASSOCIATION
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

0

i

A

A

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan