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Summer Weekly Edition
4 4v Non-Profit Org.
Ann Arbor, MI
Ninety-six years of editorialfreedom

Vol. XCVI - No. 3-S

Copyyight 1986
ThMichigan Doily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, May 23, 1986

Sixteen Pages

New phones get
bitter reception

Complaints are mounting
throughout campus with the Univer-
sity's new $38 million phone system,
currently being installed by Centel
Business Systems.
West Quad residents and staff,
whose phones were ripped out to swit-
ch over to the new system, are bitterly
attacking the University's methods of
installing it.
problems for female residents, and
cockroaches in residents' rooms
where the old phones were ripped out.
Residents also criticize the swit-
chover for causing them massive in-
Both West Quad students and
various administrators have com-
plained about Centel workers, calling
them rude, incompetent and lazy.
The system, which should be in-
stalled by late 1987, is supposed to
make campus phones more efficient,
University officials say. They have
also supported the system because it
will be operated by the University, as
opposed to Michigan Bell.
WEST QUAD residents, however,
say they were never told they would
be without phone service for most of
spring term. And they strongly resent
Doily Photo by ANDI SCHREIBER) the switchover.
Rick Jones, an LSA Sophomore,
LSA sophomore Gordon Young uses a hall phone because his phone, says he was "deceived" into signing
and all others in West Quad, were removed by Centel Business his lease because, "If people knew
Systems. The University is currently involved in a 38 million dollar about the phones, they never would
campus-wide switchover to a new telephone system. have lived here."
Bullard to face new
ehalenge in election
By HARISH CHAND panies that do business in South
When Rep. Pr ry Bullard (D-Ann Africa. In addition, he has often par-
Arbor) defends his seat in the state ticipated in local issues. He has
House this November against spoken at several campus rallies
Republican Victor Holtz, a major against the University's policies on
issue will be how well Bullard's liber- South Africa, and has debated
al views correspond with the views of University Philosophy Prof. Carl
students on campus. Cohen in support of making Ann Ar-
Bullard, for example, is still bor nuclear free.
remembered for his past par- BULLARD has also sponsored
ticipation in the annual "Hash Bash" legislation that would make illegal the
on the Diag--although he has stayed University administration's proposed
away from the celebration of Ann Ar- code of non-academic conduct.
bor's lenient pot law in recent years. Currently, he is drafting a bill placing
In the legislature, he has pushed students on the governing boards of
such -.gral stances as vestment by the state's public universities. ullard
the state's pension fund from com& - See IiOLTZ, Page-13 ... seeks eighth term

West Quad Building Director Alan and shoved a student walking the
Levy agrees, saying, "A fair number halls against a wall. The student was
of students would have gone nothurt.
elsewhere if they knew." Levy said he ANOTHER INCONVENIENCE in
was told by University officials that West Quad concerns cockroaches,
the old phones would be kept in the who have been appearing en masse
rooms until the workers completed ever since the switchover began. The
the switchover. "Everything that I control room for the new phones lies
knew about the phones for the past next to the bottom floor of food ser-
year has gone contrary to what has vice.
actually happened," he added. A food service official refused to
STUDENTS WHO wish to make off- comment, and a worker from Centel
If people knew about the phones, they
never would have lived here.'
-Rick Jones,
West Quad resident

campus or long distance calls must
use one of the six payphones located
on the ground floor of West Quad.
There is usually a 30-minute wait for
access to the phones, Jones said.
Hall phones pose another major
problem for West Quaddies--security.
Last week a drunken man repeatedly
knocked on a female student's door,
residents said. With no place to go,
and no one to call, the student and two
friends endured the knocks for close
to an hour before the man left.
Upon leaving, the man reportedly
smashed his bottle against the door,

called the charge "far-fetched." But
a resident of 4th Adams, who wished
to remain anonymous, claims thatco-
ckroaches forced him to change
He said, "I killed three of them in
one night. In my new room (next
door), I killed two more, and after
they sprayed, I killed two more. There
were so many dead cockroaches lying
around that we had a party for them
one night."
ALL THIS, he added, started after
See TELEPHONE, Page 12

om. rogram
Members of the LSA curriculum committee, disturbed about some as-
pects of the introductory composition program, may solicit faculty opinions
in thefall about the role of writing in LSA.
Jack Meiland, a committee member and LSA Dean for Long Range Plan-
ning and Curriculum, said the committee "is not satisfied with the progress
made in the last few years in introductory composition."
The introductory composition program at the University consists of
courses in the English Department, the Honors program, the Pilot program

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