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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, August 4, 1981-Page 3

Engineers ride grav y
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (UPI)-Engineering students degree graduates, but received only 4 percent of the degree candidates
have drawn a growing amount of attention lately, job offers, the study said. last year.
because of the relatively open job market and high It also said the salaries associated with the job of- The College Pla
starting salaries they face after graduation. And, ac- fers for humanities and social sciences students students received
cording to a new study released yesterday, averaged $13,992 for social sciences, $14,448 for employers. The
engineering students last year were offered the humanities and $16,440 for economics. The salary of- bachelor's degree
highest average salary of any college graduates-in fers represented a 12 percent increase from the and was offered t
the $25,000 range-while degree-holders in the liberal previous year.
arts were only averaging offers of about $14,000. COMPUTER S
The College Placement Council, in its Salary Sur- ENGINEERING students specializing in ominate the jot
vey study, reported engineering graduates received petroleum drew the top offers at the bachelor's level' Howeve the t
65 percent of the job offers made by employers even with employers offering salaries averaging $26,652 a However, while ts
though college students with engineering majors ac- year-an 11.8 percent increase from the previous job offers, their
counted for only 7 percent of the 1980-81 bachelor's academic year. Chemical engineering students were students majorin
degree candidates. offered jobs with average salaries of $24,360 a year, study said.
ENGINEERING students also received the highest an increase of 12.7 percent from the previous year. Te ollegers,
average salary offers, the study said. batdon was
Students majoring in the humanities and social , 161 c wlleas gath
sciences comprised 33 percent of the bachelor's Overall salary offers for all engineering bachelor's 161 colleges and u

s rose 10 percent to 14 percent from
cement Council study said business
22 percent of the job offers made by
highest average salary offer for
e candidates in business was $17,016
o accounting majors.
SCIENCE students continued to
offers in the science disciplines.
:hey received the highest number of
alary offers ranked second behind
g in physical and earth sciences, the
acement Council said the data are
not acceptances of jobs. The infor-
ired from 184 placement offices at
niversities in the United States.

Medieval hoopla
Morris dancing, a type of "Medieval square dancing," has been an Ann Arbor Medieval Festival tradition since the
local troupe formed in 1976. The troupe performed Sunday at Nichols Arboretum (above). The medieval Festival con-
tinues next weekend at the School of Music on North Campus.

Art Fair
clears first
City government reporter
An ordinance that would allow
parking on lawns during future Ann Ar-
bor Art Fairs passed its first reading at
the Ann Arbor CityCouncil meeting last
David Pulsipher of the University
Student Lutheran Chapel near S.
University and Washtenaw presented a
petition signed by members of the
church and 12 fraternities and
sororities in the area, asking the Coun-
cil to allow them to use the lawns as
parking lots.
THE NEW ordinance would not
repeal the current law against lawn
parking; it would apply only during Art
Fair days. A permit would be required,
and Council will later set rules for the
parking, possibly prohibiting overnight
parking and limiting the number of
cars parked on a lawn.
Mayor Louis Belcher said this year
he has "received more calls than ever
before" about Art Fair parking. Police
gave warnings to those parking cars on
lawns, and issued one ticket which was
waived because of the upcoming Coun-
cil action.
PULSIPHER SAID his church and
most of the fraternities and sororities
used the parking fees for charity and
extra-curricular activities.
Belcher also suggested that Council
set additional rules to alleviate other
problems caused by the Art Fair. "A lot
of citizens are getting so awfully tired
of the Art Fair," he said, "that they
want no more Art Fair. In fact, a
petition is going around the residential
area to that effect."
A few of the suggestions Belcher
made were: no music in the streets af-
See ART FAIR, Page 7

Tappan Hall to get asphalt roof

Daily staff writer
Although a local contractor says he
can repair Tappan Hall's leaking roof
with slate tiles for considerably less tha
it would cost the University to replace it
with asphalt shingles, University of-
ficials say they plan to go ahead with
original plans to replace the aging slate
University Business Operations
Director John Weidenbach said late
last night that while he would look at
the new proposal, he will not change his
decision to reshingle the roof.
SOME FACULTY members have op-
posed the replacement of the slate tiles,
claiming that the asphalt shingles
would mar the historic building's
The building, which houses the
History of Art department, will receive
a new roof of asphalt shingles despite

efforts of a committee of several con-
cerned faculty members and com-
munity officials to thwart the project.
This committee contends that an
asphalt roof would detract from the
historic beauty of the hall. Built in 1894,
it is the third-oldest building on cam-
pus, and it has been designated an
historic landmark.
Hayes said he could repair the roof for
less than $30,000, using 50 percent of the
original slate. This bid includes both
labor and materials (extra slate)
History of Art Prof. David Hun-
tington and Economics Prof. William
Sheperd contacted Hayes last weekend
after learning that Weidenbach had
decided to go ahead with the asphalt
roofing, which would cost the Univer-
sity $50,000.
Weidenbach had concluded that

replacing or reusing the slate roof
would be too expensive, Huntington
said: But the option of simply repairing
the roof was never considered, he said.
HAYES WOULD replace the missing
and broken slate and fix any improper
past repairs, Hayes said. "It's an
elementary job to repair it,'' he said, af
ter inspecting the roof Saturday. "It's
basically a sound roof." He added that
the University may have ben negligent
in the upkeep of the roof.
Hayes also said many of the com-
plaints about the roof are exaggerated.
Many of the leaks, he said, are actually
just open windows somebody forgot to
shut. And the "holes" in the roof where
some claim to be able to see sunlight
are actually towervents "which are
designated to be wide open."
Huntington left Hayes' bid and a
cover letter explaining -why the
See TAPPAN, Page 11

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