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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday. July 10. 1984 - paqe 3
Business students fac $10 om uefe

By THOMAS HRACH
Business students will enter the computer age this
fall with a new computer network for the business
school, and the new system will be paid for by
charging business students an additional $100 per
term.
"You just can't turn around without having to use a
computer in the business world," said Gilbert
Whitaker, dean of the School of Business Ad-
ministration. "After graduation our students will
have a leg up to the power of computers."
THE SYSTEM will involve equipment supplied by
the Burroughs Corporation, and will link students,
faculty and staff in the most ambitious computer
familiarity project of any business school in the coun-
try, Whitaker said. The new system, he said, is
necessary for the University to stay competitive with

'You just can't turn around
without having to use a
computer in the business
world.'
- Gilbert Whitaker
business school dean
the more prestigious business schools. The system
will link a number of new microcomputers and also
provide users access to the University's central com-
puters.
The project will be similar to the Computer Aided
Engineering Network developed by the engineering

college in conjunction with Apple computers, for
which students have a $100 surcharge added to their
tuition bills each term.
Burroughs hopes to have the system in place this
fall and fully operational by mid-October, according
to Leonard Bertagnolli, a program director for the
company. He said the new system will be well worth
the $100 per term fee because it will reduce "the
growing fears of using a computer in the business
world."
Burroughs will send seven representatives to the
campus for the first year of the system's operation to
help work out logistical problems and train faculty
and students. In addition, the business school will
hire staff to train users, maintain the equipment; and
work with faculty in designing software.
Lebanese
protesters
blockade
Beirut
airport
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Beirut's
airport opened yesterday for the first
time in five months, but protestiig
families of civil war hostages blocked
access roads to the airport and the
crossings between the capital's Moslem
and Christian sectors.
However, a committee representing
the families of kidnap victims announ-
ced yesterday night it was calling off
the road-blocking and sit-ins to give the
new national coalition government a
chance tomake a final decision on the
hostages in the next Cabinet session
Wednesday.
THE COMMITTEE said future steps
by relatives of the hostages would be
"peaceful and comprehensive" until
ed Press the release of all prisoners held by the
various militia bands whose fighting
apital tore Lebanon apart in the past decade.
ionary The committee's announcement
came only hours after a delegation
representing the relatives of hostages
met with President Amin Gemayel at
the presidential palace in suburban
Baabda.
Sie Abdul Amir Najdeh, a member of the
delegation, quoted Gemayel as saying
that "some of the hostages were killed
it housing immediately after being kidnapped,
and others were either liquidated later
potential or are still alive."
uyer who SHORTLY AFTER the announ-
with the cement, Lebanese army bulldozers
ing would started removing earth mounds and
y officials barricades of junk from roads to reopen
uilding to them to traffic by this morning, state
ike it into and privately owned radio stations
said.
s for the Four days of protests by the hostage
Kalmbach families stalled the six-day-old plan to
will be a reunite Beirut, stabilize the cease-fire
y living." and introduce reforms aimed at power-
cility into sharing between Christian and
ajors. Moslems to end a nine-year civil war.
at Oxford The protesters - most of them
on of the women with pictures of missing per-
ion. After sons pinned to their clothes - are
96 people, demanding the release of people taken
he Oxford captive by various militias during the
ted. civil war.
tad a high The closure of the mid-city crossings,
g director the barricading of major roads and a
this. If we strike enforced in mostly Moslem west
ans more Beirut in support of the demonstrators
crippled the city's businesses.

Priests protest Associa
Monsignor Miguel Obando y Bravo, arch bishop of Managua, leads a peace march south of the Nicaraguan c
yesterday in support of Father Luis Amado Pena, accused by the Sandinista government of counter-revoluti
activites.
Managemen tseminars seek new hog

By DOV COHEN
The School of Business Administration will lose its present
center for management seminars and begin construction on
a dormitory for its new one if two proposals are approved this
week by the University's regents.
The executive management seminars, run by the school's
Division of Management Education for businessmen from
around the country, are presently held at the University's
Kalmback Center on Washtenaw Avenue.
IN ADDITION to providing more room for the seminars by
moving them to the new business school addition, the move
will benefit students by letting them mingle with the
professional businessmen who attend the seminars,
according to business Dean Gilbert Whitaker.
"These are people who hire college graduates," Whitaker
said, calling the seminars "an important addition to the
resources of the school which will help bring people who can
contribute to the state of Michigan." As the final step in a
$15 million improvement plan for the business school, the 30
dormitory rooms in the Kalmbach Center will be replaced
with an executive dormitory adjacent to the new business
school addition. Classrooms for the management seminars in
the new building are expected to be ready for use by
September, when the program will move out of the
Kalmbach Center.
UNTIL THE dormitory is completed late next year,
seminar participants will stay jn more than 50 rooms in the

University's Oxford Housing, one of the few studen
facilities which is not filled by students.
The University has been seeking bids from
buyers for the Kalmbach Center hoping to find a b
would maintain the building's association
University. After several fraternities said the build
be too expensive for them to purchase, University
examined other bids and now propose to sell the b
Gary Crawford, a Dearborn man who plans to ma
student housing.
Although he would not discuss specific plan
building, Crawford said he hopes to turn the ,
Center into privately-owned student housing which
"cross between apartment living and dormitor)
Crawford said he is considering making the fa(
specialty housing, possibly for computer science me
The temporary housing of seminar participants
may become permanent, according to Ann Walt
business school's Division of Management Educat
completion of the new dormitory, which will house!
Walton said the program may continue to use tl
facilities so that up to 150 people can be accommoda
"One of the reasons we did this is because we h
vacancy rate (at Oxford)," said associate housing
David Foulke. "Oxford residents will benefit fromt
can fill it with (seminar participants) it me
revenues that benefit Oxford," he said.

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