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Ulrich's has already implemented
security guards to be present during store
hours, said an anonymous Progressive
Security Group officer.
"There are two security guards work-
ing store hours. We're not looking for
anything in particular. They just want us
around for extra security," he added.
Michigan Book and Supply is also
increasing its level of security.
"We are also training personnel to
implement robbery procedures - what
to do in the event of a robbery. Personal
awareness when coming to and leaving
work - to be conscious of (your) sur-

roundings. Also to inform management
of suspicious activity while at work,"
Michigan Book and Supply textbook
manager Scott Rambo said
But even though safety may be in
question for many businesses, LSA jun-
ior Nik Frank-Lehrer said this robbery
will not be a deterrent to shop at the store.
"What are the odds the same guys
will rob the place at gunpoint? There
weren't customers involved so I don't
feel scared. I wouldn't want to work
there though," he said.
He added that he never had the allusion
that Ann Arbor was totally safe.
"Violence in Ann Arbor is not exces-
sive, but people have to expect incidents
to occur every once in a while," he added.

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By Sanantm Woll
Daily Staifmpsite

cturers and non-tenure-
faculty vote to unionize

Recent University graduates were not the only commu-
nity members with cause to celebrate this weekend -
many lecturers and non-tenure-track faculty members
from all three campuses also assembled for festivities in
celebration of their recent vote to unionize.
The election results released by the Michigan
Employment Relations Commission show that in a
vote of 631-135, about 64 percent of the 1280 eligible
faculty on the three University campuses voted to form
the Lecturers Employee Organization (LEO).
Jon Curtis, an organizer for the Michigan Federation of
Teachers and School-Related Personnel, said one of the most
important issues among LEO membership is job security.
Another important concern is salary, as many non-tenure fac-
ulty members make a lot less than public school teachers.
Improving health care benefits and professional development
are two other important issues that LEO wishes to address
during forthcoming negotiations.
Members will be surveyed over the summer in order to

identify other key concerns and gain a consensus on issues
with which LEO should begin. Chairperson of the Dearborn
organizing committee Bonnie Halloran said that LEO organ-
izers are, "very concerned about being in touch with [their]
entire membership."
Over the summer, organizers from all three campuses plan
to formalize their new organization by draftiig a constitution,
putting together a slate of officers and also a bargaining unit.
"There is a lot of work that has to be done behind the
scenes," said University spokesperson Julie Peterson,
"and both the union and the University are engaging in
these necessary discussions."
Curtis, a full-time union organizer, said that the effects of
recent University budget cuts on these negotiations remain to
be seen, but to keep in mind that "a union is a long term
proposition that requires a commitment to long term change."
Halloran said that last week's voting results were a big
success because winning by such a large margin shows
the dissatisfaction of many lecturers and non-tenured fac-
ulty members at this University.
"I hope that the administration recognizes this as a
strong statement," said Halloran.

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require vitamins to do their chemistry.
I like seeing the translation of my
research to application," Ludwig said.
After receiving her PhD from the
Cornell University Medical Col-
lege, Ludwig joined the Universi-
ty's biochemistry department in
1967. She has specialized in X-ray
crystallography as a means to study
proteins for 36 years.
"It's a mark of recognition for the Uni-
versity as well. It's a great place to do
some really exciting work. People here
really get involved with what they're
doing and it's just been a really good
environment to be in," Ludwig said.
Inductions into NAS are familiar

to several faculty members of the
biochemistry department. The divi-
sion has had more electees to the
Academy than any other in the
medical school, with fellow protein
researcher Prof. Rowena Matthews
enjoying the honor last year, said
University Medical School spokes-
woman Sally Pobojewski.
Many representatives of the
medical school have enthusiastical-
ly commented on Ludwig's April
29 election.
"Professor Ludwig is such a dedi-
cated scientist. People in the med-
ical school are absolutely thrilled,"
Pobojewski said.
"Martha Ludwig is a pioneer in her
field. Her research has been outstand-

ing ... she is truly well deserving of
this great honor," said Prof.
Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, a fellow
biophysics researcher.
Despite the celebrity of her distinc- 4
tion, Ludwig remains focused on her
contributions to the University. In addi-
tion to her endeavors as a researcher,
Ludwig has managed the Biophysics
training grant and supervised funding
allocations for the Michigan Life Sci-
ences corridor. "She single-handedly
managed the grant and has played a
great role in shaping the division,"
Ramamoorthy said.
With regard to the future, Ludwig
intends to continue her protei research.
"It's been a great ride so far, and I think
it'll go on for a while," Ludwig said.
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