2 -The Mk ailSummerWeeddy-Wedsdy, August 1993
Workers await settlement Professor beams lectures
By HMPE CALATfacts and figures in and we're hoping
DAILY EETORH0IN CHEF the University is making a real con- o My
The Unviersity offered the mem- sious effort to live up to its public tnr v e rSy
State, County and Municipal Employ- James Thiry, assistant vice presi-
ees (AFSCME) Union a 2.5 percent dent for personnel, said, "Thebargain- By MICHAEL SHAW images. junction with the University
wage increase ing is continuing. FORTHELY Installed at North Ingalls last year, land, videoconferencing be
AFSCME negotiator Louis Irby University workers are looking for University sociology Prof. Robert the University's videoconferencing vital link.
Groves pauses in mid-lecture. system was largely hired out to corpo- "This system allows us to
counrpoposal, bt said, "e F nCME sitesandthatkppae with infn "Deitrich, do you have a question, rations for meetings. This summer resources and share faculty,
counter proposal, but said, "We know sities and that keep pace with iflation or are you just scratching your head?" videoconferencing made its way into For the near future, the j
for a fact that they have 4 to 5 percent andcostoliving increases, he said.I he asked. the classroom. gram with Maryland will be
to give." that regard, we're looking at at least a The student replies with an esoteric Kurtz said that Groves' class of program to utilize the techno
"At this point we're taking all our 14 percent difference." query about something called inter- about a dozen Ann Arbor students and Groves said theUniversityhar
" he said.
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This could be any tedious summer
lecture on survey methods. The differ-
ence? The professor is in a room in the
pus,butthe student asking the question
is at the University of Maryland -
more than 4)0 miles away.
You've heard of voice mail and
virtual reality. Welcome to
"We're among the leaders of the
nation in this field,"University Direc-
tor of Telecommunications Marlene
Kurtz said this technology utilizes
phone lines made out of tiny fiberglass
wires to transmit people's words and
three Maryland students is the first
university classroomapplicationof the
The system uses cameras and mi-
crophones to convert voices and im-
ages into computer language.
"When someone coughs in Mary-
land," Groves said, "I can hear them
here." The systems also allows Groves
to send charts and lecture notes back
So why go to all this trouble to
teach students in another state?
Kurtz said this summer's class is a
guinea pig for more ambitious efforts
in the fall. When the University an-
nounced the creation ofanew graduate
degree in survey methodology in con-
range plans for the system.
He said the University is consider-
ing how the system will allow collabo-
ration withMichigan State University.
In the meantime, immediate plans
include making improvements in the
system for the fall joint program with
The audio quality willbe improved
and new video features will be added.
Groves said it will have the ability to
zoom in on facial expressions.
sions may not be the best idea for a
class like Psychology/Sociology 988.
A recent installment showed the video
image is already sharp enough to read
the boredom on students' faces.
The city still has the option of not
rebuilding Oak Way at all, if no satis-
factory resolution can be reached on
But, City Council voted July 19, to
V.A. expansion project to proceed.
Both Krumm and Assistant City
Administrator RobertB aumandeclined
to comment on the details of the talks,
but Bauman said they should be fin-
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ness Operations Bill Krumm was dis-
pleased by the linkage between the
parking lot plan and the Oak Way
'The City Council was pretty ada-
mant about not giving up any streets,"
said Councilmember David Stead (D-
5th Ward) on Monday.
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Now, the parking lot is Krumm's
last bargaining chip.
The University's six proposed
streets were gradually whittled down
during the talks as the council consis-
tently refused to surrender any city
"The new road would benefit the
University," Councilmember Tobi
Hanna-Davies (D-1st Ward) said.
"There's no need for us to give up any
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