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October 02, 1957 - Image 6

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Fall Terr Notices
(Use of this column for announce-
ments of meetings is available to of-
ficially recognized and registered stu-
} <" dent organizations only. For the cur-
rent semester organizations should
register not later than' October 11.)
Junior Girls' Play, Central Committee
meeting, Oct. 2, 7:15 p.m., League.
* * *
Young Democratic Club, organiza-
tional meeting, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., Room
3D, Union.
Latvian Students' Club, meeting with
election of officers, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.,
Room 3A, Union.
International Committee, Women's
League American-Foreign Sisters, im-
portant meeting of both American and
foreign sisters, Oct. 3, 7:15 p.m., Hus-
sey Room, League.
Hillel, Hillel Players, mass meeting,
Oct. 2, 4:30 p.m., Hillel Foundation.
Hillel, Hillel Assembly, organizational
meeting, Oct. 3, 4:00 p.m., Hillel Foun-
Cinema Guild, Petitions for Cinema
Guild movie sponsorship are now avail-
able at the Information Desk in the
SAB.- Petitioning closes Oct. 9. Inter-
-Daily-Bud Bentley views will be held from' 3-5:30 p.m.
ves offered the friendly'welcome Oct. 11 and from 8:30-12:00 a.m., Oct.
evening of open rushing ended 12.* *
week. Generation, general staff meeting,
Oett. 2, 7:30 p.m., Student Publication
period. Very few are pledged into Bldg.
the various brotherhoods during
the Open rush. Studentt Assn, for Intercultural Liv-
the pen ish.ing, meeting, Oct. 2, 6:00 p.m., Union.
Fraternity open houses do not . *
signal the end of the rishing Circolo Italiano, Organizational meet-
period. Lunches, dinners and smo- ing with election of officers and the
planning of activitlees, Oct. 3, 4:00
kers await the lucky rushee who p.m., 414 Romance Language Bldg.
has been invited back to a fra-
ternity. Student National Education Assn.,
More coffee will be consumed, open house, Oct. 3, 3-5 p.m., Ed. School
cigarettes smoked and questions
asked before the rushee will know Chess Club, meeting, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.,
if he is going to be pledged. Union.

Dorm Rates, Costs
Continue Steady Rise

The $795 average yearly rate for
a double room in the men's resi-
dence halls represents many costs
to the University as well as a size-
able sum of the student's expenses.
The costs of running University
residence halls have risen, and so
have room and board rates. Annual
rates have risen an average $75
since the academic year 1955-56
when double room rates were $720.1
In making application for resi-
dence hall rooms, students must
sign a contract stipulating that
they will pay their full costs for
one year,
Residence halls, whicl house
some 3,500 men, have been built
under the "self-liquidating" sys-
tem. This means that for the past
25 years money has been borrowed
through revenue bonds to run the
halls. The bonds are paid off by
income received from operating
the dormitory.
No state money has been used in
the halls; the funds were either
borrowed or else came from gifts
or Federal grants.
.Paying off the debt is only one
cost which must be met, and rep-
resents about 18 per cent of each
dollar the student pays. The big-
gest item in the residence hall dol-
lar is salaries and wages, which
come to about 37 per cent,
I nterculturalists
To Meet Tonight
The Student Association for In-
tercultural Living will hold a din-
ner meeting at 6 p.m. tonight in
the Union. The group will din-
cuss both its aims and fall plans
during the meeting, according to
Torre Bissell, '60, club co-chair-

Food amounts to about 26 per
cent, of the imaginary pie, with
uitilities, laundry, repairs, and
supplies filling in the rest.
The use of the self-liquidating
system in the residence halls began
when the University received a
Federal grant from the Public
Works Administration in the late
1930's, which represented 45 per
cent of the total cost of building
West Quadrangle, Stockwell Hall,
East Quadrangle and Victor Vau-
ghan House.
With increasing 'enrollment, the
University is constantly seeking
new sources of financing. Mary
1Iarkley Hall, a women's residence
now under construction, will cost
approximately $6,000,000.



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