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The Michigan Daily - Friday, June 8, 1984 - Page 3
'U' studies student attitude surveys
By ANDREW ERIKSEN "The survey looks at why students came to the Provost, is a joint operation between the Office of
A report taking into account student attitudes University," said Political Science Prof. Jack Academic Planning and Analysis and the Institute of .
toward the University in light of a predicted decline Walker, research scientist at the Institute of Public Public Policy Studies.
in the future number of high school graduates is in the Policy Studies. In the fall of 1983, the dean and the executive com-
finalstages of completion according to John Cham- "If a student didn't come to the University because mittee of LSA appointed the Blue Ribbon Commission
berlin, a political science professor and researcher at of the weather, we can't change that," said Cham- to also make a careful study of the future curriculum
the Institute of Public Policy Studies. . berlin. "We're searching for policy levers . . . and enrollment levels of the college.
The survey of students' attitudes showed that something under the control of the University." The LSA Blue Ribbon Commission will probably
students select a college based on the quality of the THE DEMOGRAPHIC portion of the report is examine the report, said Walker.
institution rather than the cost of the institution, even looking at what the enrollment level will be like over Last April, the Blue Ribbon Commission issued an
if they're in a financial bind, said Chamberlin. the next ten years. interim report that said the committee has "become
THE SURVEY, which was mailed to incoming Although the report has not been finalized, there aware that some potential students, while convinced
freshmen, asked if the student planned on attending will probably be a dip in the enrollment level in the of the distinction of our faculty, often choose other
the University and what factors were involved in 1990's, according to Walker. schools because they do not expect (the faculty's)
making that decision. The survey also asked what the The report, which was commissioned by the Office high quality to affect the education they would
student liked and didn't like about the University. of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and receive here."

Pretzel Bell closed
" due to code violations

For the second time in six months,
the Pretzel Bell, a popular local
restaurant among University alumni,
was closed by the Washtenaw County
Health Department because of several
code violations including cockroaches
and improperly stored food.
The restaurant was closed in-
definitely last Monday at 5 p.m., but a
sign on the door says the restaurant will
reopen July 5.
THE PRETZEL Bell was closed last
December for similar violations, in-
cluding storing food at too low a tem-
"It's the type of thing that could
make people ill," said Barry Johnson,
Washtenaw County director of en-
vironmental health.
In order to close a restaurant, the
health department must issue a notice
of intent and give the owner a chance to
ask for a hearing..
hearing, which was held last April, and
the three-member panel gave Castor
one more chance to clean up his
Last week, however, the Pretzel Bell
received a score of 52 on a 100-point

scale. Any restaurant receiving a score
under 70 can be closed.
Last week, beforethe restaurant was
closed, Castor said its problems have
been "blown out of perspective."
CASTOR SAID THE restaurant lost
points quickly for unimportant things,
and Dr. John Atwater, director of the
Washtenaw County Health Depar-
tment, said "there were a great num-
ber of individual violations . . . there
were a lot of little things."
But Atwater also said there were
numerous important violations, such as
cockroaches, improper refrigeration,
and failure to clean.
Johnson acknowledged that Castor
failed to bring the restaurant up to code
despite repeated warnings, but said the
decision to give Castor one more chan-
ce "seemed right at the time."
WHEN ASKED if he believed the
hearing board made the right decision,
Johnson hesitated thoughtfully, then
said "yes."
Johnson said the restaurant's
problems reached "a level that in my
judgement justified suspending the

An employee of the Pretzel Bell peers out of the temporarily closed
restaurant yesterday. Pretzel Bell was closed for health violations.

0 Two 'U' freshpersons receive Bentley scholarships

Two students who will be University
freshpersonsin the fall havereceived an
unexpected gift. Their tuition, fees,
room, and board will be provided by a
private foundation.
For the second year, The Bentley
Foundation, of Owosso, Michigan, has
awarded the full four-year scholarships
to academically promising freshper-
sons. The recipients are Mia Sch-
miedeskamp of Ann Arbor and Debra
Van Putten of Grand Rapids.
"THE AWARD is unique because it
rewards talented students to do what
they do best," said Jerry Desjardins, a
trustee of The Bentley Foundation.
"That is to become complete students
in every area at the university.
"The award also helps the University
Michigan compete for some of the top
notch students in the state - something
which every school needs to do at the

'The Bentley Foundation has funded
smaller grants in previous years . . .Yet
now they want to pick some really super
people and follow them through their four
years at the University.'
- Susan Lipschutz
Assistant to the University President
present time," he said. "The Bentley Foundation has funded
The foundation's board of trustees smaller grants in previous years," said
chooses its two recipients each year Susan Lipschutz, an assistant to
from a pool of newly accepted students University President Harold Shapiro.
submitted by the University's ad- "Yet now they want to pick some really
missions office. super people and follow them through
The trustees then review the potential their four years at the University."
recipients' records and conduct per- "The board tries to award merit
sonal interviews to choose the winners.

while stressing character and leader-
ship along with academic and ex-
tracurricular prowess," she said.
- Unlike many other types of aid
available through the University, the
recipients are not obligated to play
athletics or work for their generous
gift. The winners merely must report
back to the trustees periodically on
their academic progress.
Though financial need is taken into
consideration it plays only a secondary
role in the selection of the award win-
"We look for an individual with the
best academic records and then weigh
a student's activities apart from the
classroom," said Lance Erikson,
associate director of the admissions of-
"Hence the Bentley award becomes
the most lucrative scholarship awarded
at the University."

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