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(D-Ward 3) working with the University
campus was discussed in the interviews.
fo r fn c ia l hHe said Jones's previous experience work-
esaing with smaller community colleges
would aid him in his new position.
Bess said, adding that Jones has been
a long-time supporter of the Univer-
sity. Bess added that Jones even said he
"hleeds maize and hlue" at one point dur-
ing the interview.
Lieutenant Michael Logghe - who
has worked under four chiefs in his 20
years with the AAPD - said that while
any chief will run a department with
his own philosophy, he does not expect
Jones to make any major changes.
Students: new $ 60 Financial Operations, the office that rec-
limit on accounts ommended the reduction of the minimum.
is too iow
By Emilia Boffl
For the Daily
For University students, the pres-
sure to pay account bills on time has
For years, students could owe up to
$300 before being placed under a finan-
cial hold, or negative student indicator,
which prevents students from registering
for classes obtaining transcripts or receiv-
ing a diploma.
But last Tuesday, the University
announced it was changing the dollar limit
for holds on student accounts to $60.
The new hold limit is intended to make
the payment process more uniform, said
Chip Simper, assistant director of Student
The amounts necessary for a late-pay-
ment fee and a financial hold are now both
$60, which Simper said is intended to
make the process less complicated for stu-
dents. Simper said the difference between
the late-payment fee and hold minimums
was a source of confusion for many.
Holds serve to remind students of
standing fees on their accounts, he added.
Simper said many students who have
their tuition covered by the University
do not realize they have miscellaneous
charges on their bill.
The new hold amount, approved by
Peggy Norgren, associate vice president
for finance at the University, will inform
students of their student account balanc-
es before the amount becomes too high,
The new hold amount is intended
to prevent students from receiving
multiple late-payment fees.
The Office of Student Financial
Operations also uses monthly e-mails
and warnings of outstanding charges
prior to registration as other methods
to keep students up to date on their
Simper said the decision was made to
help students, but many students feel that
the new hold amount has adverse effects
LSA junior Chelsea Otis was shocked
when she heard about the change. To
Otis, $60 seemed an unreasonably small
amount for a financial hold.
"Think about it: that's losing your M-
Card three times," Otis said.
LSA sophomore Kathleen List is espe-
cially concerned with being barred from
registration by the financial hold.
"Blocking registration has a huge
impact on the courses of our academic
career," List said.
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Many employees expressed opti-
mism about the appearance of the new
store, which provides 2,000 square feet
more space than the last building.
"The new building is so much nicer
than other buildings we've had," said
two-year employee Rudi Thornburgh.
"It used be Pino's Marbles. They
left us many nice things in there such
as the marble floor, Greek columns
and marble countertops."
The nonprofit store is considered to
be an integral part of the community.
Michelle Sawyer, a 36-year-old
local resident, has been a loyal cus-
tomer of the shop, purchasing items
such as antiques and furniture.
"It's kind of a tradition," Sawyer
said. "That's usually the first stop (for
thrift-shop customers) because it's
For Sawyer, the thrift shop is more
than just a store.
"It's a social gathering place for
like-minded people who like to hang
out and talk and collect junk," she said.
"It serves as a good place for college
students and people who don't have a
lot of money."
PTO's employees - consisting of
students from local middle and high
schools and their parents - earn
between $7 and $8 an hour, depending
on the store's earnings.
Students sign up to fund certain
projects, such as field trips for band
and chorus members or sports events,
using their incomes from the shop.
Since it was founded nearly It
years ago, the shop has moved five
times. Previous locations include
Tappan Middle School and the cur-
rent location of the Salvation Army
on Arbana Drive.
At the new location, the own-
ers plan to open the store at 9 a.m.
instead of 11am.
The store's insurance company
and fire inspectors have been inves-
tigating the cause of the fire, which
began in the store's back room.
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Peterson emphasized that a number of
programs are already underway to han-
dle illegal or unethical behavior.
"(The hotline) was a way to make that
process more efficient, because one cen-
tral hotline could cost less than a variety
of individual ones," she said.
Peterson acknowledged the wide
range of responses from faculty and
staff and said the University is work-
ing on the details of implementation
and will consider their concerns in the
For many facultyhowever, the Univer-
sity has a long way to go before it makes
U-talk a viable system for reporting ethi-
"This is a bad idea, badly imple-
mented," Friedman said. "I hope
the University administration will
rethink it thoroughly."
"His energy and love for the University
and community are very refreshing,"
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incorrectly identified graduate Daniel Horton as an outgoing captain of the men's bas-
ketball team. Horton was never a team captain.
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