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June 05, 1987 - Image 4

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New bookstore opens
n place of U-Cellar


The Michigan Book and Supply
Store which opened last Monday
where the old University Cellar
once stood has received mixed
reactions from the community -
some people think the prices may
not be low enough to merit the
Although Michigan Book and
Supply is not a non-profit
organization like U-Cellar, the store
plans to maintain fair prices to
remain competitive with both
Barnes and Noble and Ulrich's.
The Nebraska Book Company,
which owns the new book store,
also owns Uhkich's, but Michigan
Book and Supply general manager
Jerry Tippie said, "Even though
we're owned by the same company,
we'll still have competitive prices."
Mark Oppegard, retail manager
of the Nebraska Book Company,

said the situation will be "like
having two K-Marts in the same
area. It will be up to the individual
manager as to how each store will
be run."
But many students had have
mixed reactions about the store.
"It's a shame that (Ulrichs and
Michigan Book and Supply) are not
owned by different companies,"
Wendy Oakes, an LSA junior, said.
"But I think it's good for the
surrounding community. They can
better serve people in both areas."
But LSA Junior Chris Hughes
was not as optimistic about the
location of Michigan Book and
Supply. "I would make the trip
down there if they had a better
selection (than the other stores), but
most (people) probably wouldn't.
I'd be surprised if they're very
successful, unless they do
something different."

Without the discounted prices
that U-Cellar provided, many
people said they will go to closer
places like Ulrich's or Barnes and
Although business started
slowly on Monday, Tippie is
confident the pace will pick up.
"It's only the first day. We plan to
advertise to make sure people know
we're here," he said.
U-Cellar was established
seventeen years ago to provide an
inexpensive outlet for student
textbooks. Before its existence, a
type of market sharing took place
where one business would
specialize in medical text books,
another in law texts, and so on. U-
Cellar put an end to this marlet
sharing by offering a variety of
books at competitive prices.

uDily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Chuck Yates, a Michigan Book and Supply store employee, helps Ann
Arbor resident Rick Boothman choose a portfolio bag for his god-
daughter, who will be a University art student in the fall. The new store is
located where the now defunct U-Cellar operated. See story, Page 4.


'U' defends financial aid program despite animosity
By TED BLUM toward the financial aid program arises the office to reevaluate each student's aid find alternative ways to help students,
Contrary to many complaints that the because they do notunderstand the complexi - package every year, he said the office added.
niversity's financial aid programs do not ties of the financial aid process. "Misunder - "doesn't reduce any aid after the student But Regina Jenson, a LSA sophon
rovide adequate funds for low-income standings and misperceptions are the real enrolls without due cause." who works at the Minority Student Servi
inority students, University officials main - causes of disdain for the financial aid office," The change in the federal government's claims that the University is not trying h
in the programs are committed to provid - he said. student assistance program from grants to enough to provide sufficient financial aid
g equal opporunities for all. Grotrian denies criticisms that the Univer - private loans may also affect the Univer - students.
"Our packages are among the best of any sity meets its quota for minority enrollment sity's financial aid process, said Bob The Minority Achievement Award -
chools, public or private, in the state," by offering financial aid to low-income Holmes, the assistant vice president for aca - example of University minority recruits
iarvey Grotrian, director of the office of minority first-year students and then cutting demic affairs. - was created in 1983 to assist mino
nancial aid, said. it after their first year. "The federal government is less generous first-year students who excelled in h
According to Grotrian, student animosity Although the federal government requires than we would like, so the University must school.

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Regent : 'U' autonomy is at stake
(Continuedfrom Pagesl) BAKER SAID the important invested in companies that invest in
twee n control of expenditure and issue is not South Africa or South Africa.
control of evxstpen itr" Apartheid. "The regents have Two bills which would force the
Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann always opposed Apartheid," he said. state pension plan to divest, and
Arbor), a co-sponsor of the chal - "The issue is whether or not the thereby weaken the regents' case,
lenged law, said that by allowing state of Michigan can tell the were delayed by the Senate Judiciary
the University to continue to hold University how to spend its money. Committee this week.
South Africa-related stocks "we are The constitution says 'no'." Identical bills passed the House
sending a message to our Black In addition, Baker said the law of Representatives last month by a
citizens" and causing them "a feel - was unfair because it affected only wide margin. Last year the bills
ing of inferiority in a way that's state institutions, not the state pen - passed the House, but died in the
unlikely ever to be undone." sion plan which has $2.1 billion Senate.

New lighting policy may deter crime
.aid the lighting policy will also tion, which provides funds for real issue of safety, especially
formalize unwritten standards by studying city improvements. the campus area. Lighting hel
which the city establishes the The study will include hiring a deter crime," he said.
amount of lighting along the street. national expert on lighting to study However, Terry Martin (1
For that reason, he said the new all lighting in Ann Arbor and help Second Ward) is working on
policy will not cost more than what identify the type and location of resolution proposed for the Junel
the city currently spends for needed lighting improvements. He meeting which will offer residents
lighting, said the study should be completed chance to put lights in their ov
,rthin fixr nr gdq nd n ~~ i m lio h



In addition, Hirshorn said the
city will apply for a $30,000 grant
,trough the Detroit Edison Founda-'f

wit nVe years.
DeVarti said the resolution is a
safety issue but energy conservation
plays a large part. "I think there's a

yar s, anu posst y uy ngnts
through the city. Martin said those
who wish to have more street
lighting should petition for it.

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