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Students can’t use new North Campus computer lab

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Students may have to pay to print

By Martina Ivanicova Staff Writer

The college may soon decide to limit the amount of free printing each student can have access to in the computer labs.

Right now, the number of pages anyone connected to Mikenet can print is not restricted.

“Our main goal is to save the college money at the same time providing the best services for stu- dents,” said Ted Brady, Student Association secretary of opera- tions.

“Students are using printers as they should be at this time,” he

Program for international students ends this semester

By Tim Wagner Staff Writer

A i May, when 15 seniors walk down the aisle in the Ross Sports Center to receive their diploma, they will be representing the last handful of CAMPUS stu- dents left in American colleges and universities.

The group came to the col- lege as part of the Central American Program of Undergraduate Scholarships (CAMPUS), which started in 1986 as an offspring of the renowned Fulbright Scholarship program.

St. Michael’s, which was one

said. “[They can print] from one page to anywhere to a thousand without a paying a penny, and that is the problem,” Brady said.

Last year, the college paid $80,000 for printing, which included paper, toner and a ser- vice charge for each printed page. However, this amount does not cover printer maintenance, said Denis Stratford, director of Information Technology.

Each year the college uses roughly 2.4 million sheets of paper, costing about $10,000 to $12,000, said Walter Erickson, production coordinator.

Student reaction to the pro-

of the first sites for CAMPUS, is now hosting its ninth and final program.

Rick Gamache, the assistant dean of St. Michael’s international program, said that the government probably feels that the money should be spent elsewhere.

“The program is 13 years old, and it’s produced enough students now to make an impact,” said Gamache, a supporter of the pro- gram in which he acted as the principal advisor.

The competition among Central American students to get into the program, and between colleges trying to host them, was fierce.

Up to 200 student competed

posed idea is mixed.

“T didn’t have an idea that the printing cost was so high,” said junior Jim Burke.

“T guess it is fair (to charge and limit the amount of printing) since there is a charge for photo- copying.”

In 1995/1996 the cost of printing was $15,000 and there were only seven buildings to print from.

By the summer of 1996, Route 96, which allowed students and faculty to print from any com- puter to any printer on the whole campus.

PRINTING, page 5

for a single scholarship.

St. Michael’s students have attempted to salvage the program, which has put 800 Central American students through 23 universities and colleges across America.

When Madeleine Albright, the U.S. Secretary of State, visited the college last year, Federico Rostran, a member of the CAM- PUS program from Nicaragua, helped write a letter to her and President Clinton requesting that the program be continued.

CAMPUS students also had a private conversation with Albright, but both resulted in politely worded _ rejections, Rostran said.

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Security reports thefts from Jean

Marie, St. Ed’s

TVs, VCR stolen from classrooms

By Andrea Gamelli Staff Writer

\ \ ithin a 48-hour period,

Security reported theft from two academic buildings.

On Feb. 28, Security made a report of a stolen television and VCR from a classroom on the third floor of Jean Marie Hall. On March 1, there was a report of a

| Stolen television from the first

floor of St. Edmunds.

The televisions are valued at approximately $300 a piece and the VCR is valued at approxi- mately $100, said Peter Soons, director of St. Michael’s Safety and Security.

These kind of thefts come in spurts, he said, and earlier in the year a computer was stolen from an academic building.

Both recent thefts occurred late in the evening and there is no lead to who has taken these items, Soons said.

Soons said it is difficult to find out who took the items.

“We can not just take every- one and put them in the basement and wait for someone to come out and say they took it,” he said.

The academic buildings are locked between 10 p.m. and 11

According to President vanderHeyden, the Board of Trustees is looking into creating a St. Michael’s scholarship for Central American students at the post-graduate level.

“There is no _ guarantee, because the Board is aware that the (American) undergraduate population is in need of financial attention,” vanderHeyden said.

Angela Ruano, from Panama, acknowledged that the president’s plan, while not exactly what they sought, is still valuable.

“Education, at any level, is always a great help for our people, graduate or undergraduate,” she said.

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p.m., but the classrooms are left unlocked through the night. The items were stolen by cutting the cables that connect the televisions and VCRs, Soons said.

Soons said that students are allowed to stay in the building later and that it is their responsi- bility to respect the property in the classrooms.

Custodians, who are in the buildings later in the evenings to clean, have been informed of the thefts.

“We have spoken to all the custodians and they have not pro- vided any information. They are told to keep watch of suspicious activity,” Soons said.

Soons said that in the past Security has recovered stolen items.

As far as going about finding the stolen equipment, Soons says they report the incident to the police.

“We have serial numbers on all the equipment and we give the police the number to watch out for it if in case it does show up,” Soons said.

If the perpetrator is found they will be referred to the cam- pus judicial system for punish- ment and could be charged crimi- nally, Soons said.

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Friday, March 12

1:12 a.m. Oder violation in Joyce Hall. 2:27 a.m. Recieved report of harassing phone call at Salmon Hall.

3:24 a.m. Front door in Townhouse 300s

6:45 p.m. Vehicle operating on sidewalk at south end of Ryan Hall. Driver uncoopera- tive.

8:46 a.m. Careless and reckless operation of a vehicle on Campus Road.

10:07 a.m. Report of a motor vehicle acci- dent on 300s Road.

10:45 a.m. Report of a minor vehical acci- dent.

6:30 p.m. Took report of student hit

by car in Rotunda.

9:05 p.m. Alcohol violation in Ryan park- ing lot and Ryan Hall south doors.

Saturday, March 13

2:57 a.m. Two non students taken to ACT

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4:00 a.m. Theft of four cameras in Townhouse 300s during a party.

8:20 a.m. Minor water leak in Linnehan. 10:21 p.m. Assisted Winooski Police with retail theft at Chucks Mobil.

11:15 p.m. Founders Residence Assistant found a backpack with two 12 packs of beer inside.

11:45 p.m. Medical assist for non student at Lyons Hall.

Sunday, March 14

12:24 a.m. Fire alarm in Joyce Hall.

1:15 a.m. Fire alarm in Joyce Hall.

2:05 a.m. Careless/negligent driving in Townhouse 200s.

2:19 a.m. Intoxicated male in Townhouse 200s. Transported to ER by rescue.

§:24 p.m. Report of a water leak at Prevel Hall.

7:24 p.m. Minor two car accident in Ryan Hall lot.

St. Michael’s College security log

Excerpts from the March 12 - March 18, 1999 security report. Compiled by the Security Office.

7:47 p.m. Report of vandalism inside Townhouse 300s.

Monday, March 15

9:52 p.m. Medical assist in Ryan. 11:26 p.m. Escort from Medical Center to Ryan Hall.

Tuesday, March 16

12:21 a.m. Noise complaint in Hamel Hall.

2:57 a.m. Noise complaint in Hamel. Two females transported to Act One and cited for posession of alcohol.

5:34 a.m. Medical assist in Alumni Hall. _

12:57 p.m. Nuisance phone calls com- plaint in Lyons Hall.

1:05 p.m. Larceny of wallet from a class- room in Cheray.

9:39 p.m. Drug violation in Joyce Hall. 10:06 p.m. Report of someone asleep or passed out in vehicle in the 92 College

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7:05 a.m. Medical assist in Ryan Hall. 12:30 p.m. Motor vehicle accident in front of Ethan Allen Apartment involving a col- lege vehical.

1:14 p.m. Broken window in Ethan Allen Apartments.

8:43 p.m. Intoxicated student sent to Act One.

9:00 p.m. Broken window at St. Joseph Hall. 10:25 p.m. Intoxicated non student at 86 College Parkway transported to Act One. _ 11:30 p.m. Intoxicated student at 86. College Parkway. oo

Thursday, March 18 2:19 a.m. Fire alarm in Hamel Hall.

2:30 a.m. Intoxicated student in Hamel Hall. Sent to Act One.

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Michigan students seek labor equality

By Michael Grass (U. Michigan)

ANN ARBOR, Mich.(U- WIRE) Discussions continued Thursday between University administrators and _— student activists who have occupied President Lee Bollinger’s office in the Fleming Administration Building since Wednesday morn- ing.

Members of Students Organizing for Labor and Economic Equality said they will not vacate the office until admin- istrators meet their demands to have a strong set of labor stan- dards for the collegiate apparel industry.

The students, encamped on the second floor, spent much of yesterday blocking doorways, keeping University administra- tors and other workers out of Bollinger’s office.

SOLE’s bargaining team met with Bollinger, University General Counsel Marvin Krislov and Provost Nancy Cantor yes-

Berkeley nudists denied

By Norman Weiss (U. California-Berkeley)

Berkeley, CA.(U-WIRE)— Berkeley’s most famous public nudists officially lost Tuesday what they had been so fervently fighting for: the right to a jury trial.

Instead of going before a jury, nude performers Marty Kent and Debbie Moore, both 47, will automatically receive pun- ishment, in the form of a fine, for parading around in their birthday suits during a downtown tree protest in November, a judge said yesterday.

During the protest, police issued the couple a citation for displaying their bare bodies at the comer of Shattuck Avenue and Kittredge Street in protest of a

terday but did not come to an agreement, LSA senior Trevor Gardner said.

SOLE members said they are upset with parts of the University code of conduct for licensed manufacturers that Bollinger presented at Thursday’s University Board of Regents meeting.

“The policy statement the University released at the regents’ meeting does not repre- sent an agreement between the students and President Bollinger,” said SOLE member Peter Romer-Friedman, an LSA sophomore.

“We're upset, however, we know that this code is the strongest in the nation and its existence is due solely to the efforts of U of M students,” Gardner said.

SOLE has called on the University for full public disclo- sure of factory locations and ownership and the living wage - a salary factoring in local living conditions.

city plan to cut down 220 trees. The case is the first test of the city’s revised public nudity ordi- nance, which gives the district attorney the discretion of reduc- ing the crime from a misde- meanor to an infraction.

Because an infraction means a judge decides guilt, rather than a jury, Kent and Moore have fought the change. They pre- ferred the automatic jury that came with the higher misde- meanor charge.

The couple, who are mem- bers of the X-plicit players nude performance group, argued that the tickets they received during the Nov. 12 protest had the “mis- demeanor” box checked off, and therefore they deserved to be tried before a jury.

But Judge Ron Greenberg,

The University agreed to full public disclosure in discussions with SOLE last week.

The living wage remains the major point of contention in the University’s discussions with SOLE.

“IT have already said I will

_not agree to a timetable or an

abstract living wage,” Bollinger said, adding that the administra- tion will not take further action on the issue for the time being.

Bollinger said it is not wise for the University to sign on to the living wage when the concept hasn’t been tested.

In the three-page code, the University made a commitment to join in living wage research studies, and called on other orga- nizations, such as the White House-sponsored Apparel Industry Partnership’s Fair Labor Association, to perform addition- al inquiries.

“Codes that don’t have a liv- ing wage are going to protect poverty wages,” said Ginny Coughlin, who coordinated anti-

the right of

of the Berkeley-Albany munici- pal court rejected the argument, saying that a jury was unneces- sary because the district attorney did not file criminal misde- meanor charges.

All hope is not lost, howev- er, said the attorney for the cou- ple, David Beauvais.

The attorney said the judge still needs to settle more pressing free speech issues, which include a possible violation of the cou- ple’s free speech rights.

Beauvais said the public, not a judge, should decide whether Kent and Moore are guilty, espe- cially when there are free speech issues involved.

After months of protest from the X-plicit players, the City Council amended its nudity ordi- nance last July to avoid costly

sweatshop activities for the New York-based Union of Needletrades, Industries, and Textile Employees.

The University code has stronger guidelines than those proposed for the Collegiate Licensing Company code.

The CLC is the agent that handles contracts between licensed manufacturers and 161 schools nationwide, including the University.

The University reported more than $5.7 million in rev- enue from licensed merchandise last year - more than any other school reporting such informa- tion.

While SOLE members plan to continue to occupy Bollinger’s office, labor organizations and sweatshop activists around the nation are supporting the stu- dents’ sit-in protest.

“They are confronting the most powerful university on this issue,” Coughlin said.

a jury trial

jury trials that never resulted in convictions, city officials said.

Since the law was changed, Moore and Kent can count at least three times when they per- formed nude in public and in front of police without receiv- ing so much as a citation.

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North campus computer lab off limits to students

By Beth Polsonetti Staff Writer

To the surprise of many St. Michael’s students there is a computer lab located on North Campus in Dupont Hall that is available to faculty and employ- ees, but not to students.

“There’s a computer lab on North Campus? Where is it?” asked Dan Frizzell, an Ethan Allen apartment resident.

Frizzell’s reaction is the same response many students have after learning about the existence of the lab.

The lab, often referred to as the Emerging Technology Center (ETC), contains 17 computers and one printer.

The equipment is worth about $40,000, according to Denis Stratford, director of Information Technology.

The computers are in use about 50 percent to 70 percent of the time, Stratford said.

One of the primary uses of the lab is for training faculty, but it is also used as a classroom for

‘evening graduate education courses and sometimes is rented out.

Initially the North Campus lab was used to train either indi-

viduals or organizations.

St. Michael’s is contracted to train organizations such as IDX, the state of Vermont and other local companies in learning soft- ware applications including Microsoft Office, Stratford said.

“Every night I go to

main campus to use the computers. It’s a hassle. It would make things a lot easier if we could use that lab.”

¢ Steve Zawatski, North campus resident

Junior Kara Howgate, a north campus resident, said that allowing students access tothe lab would be helpful.

“T use the computers down on main campus or the one in my hall,” Howgate said. “But, I bet that students who live here would use the lab if they could.”

North campus resident Steve Zawatski agrees.

“There’s really a lab up here? Every night.I go to main campus to use the computers. It’s a hassle,” said Zawatski.

This past year, the lab has become the primary base for


Photo by Ben Murray

The Dupont Computer lab, with an estimated $40,000 worth of technology, isn’t open for students to use.

Project Links.

“This semester we've been using the lab about two or three days a week,” Mark Nelson, Project Links Leader said.

“The lab allows flexibility in

scheduling for the different ,

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“Tt also gives Project Links members a chance to get away from the distractions of their office and concentrate on the pro- ject,” he said.

Project Links is working to

set in place. new software and

upgrade the information systems on campus towards improving communication within the col- lege.

When the project is com- plete, Project Links would allow students to access grades and reg- ister online among _ other advanced functions, Nelson said.

Beyond use as a training facility, the college is looking into the possibility of opening it as an academic lab, Stratford said.

“Tt would make things a lot easier if we could use that lab,” said Zawatski.

“In September of 1996, after the installation of Route 96, there were about 400 student-owned computers in the dorms,” Stratford said.

“That number rose to 1,000 in September of ‘98,” he said.

There are 160 to 170 com- puters on campus in labs, class- rooms and various other loca- tions.

According to Stratford, the need for campus computers is not as great of a demand since the number of student owned com- puters is rising.

School administrators are reviewing the best way to utilize the lab.

The facility could be used as a combination of training and academic purposes.

The future may hold a more academic use for students with the possibility of academic departments using the lab, Stratford said.

“T really can’t believe there’s a lab on North,” Zawatski said. “And all this time I never kne\ ita

For now the lab will remai a base for Project Links and other training functions.




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¢ Wednesday, March 24, 1999 ¢ Issue Number 7

CAMPUS comes to an end Gender plays a role in on-campus room draw

CAMPUS, Continued from cover

Jose Orellana, a CAMPUS student from Honduras, said he considers himself lucky to even be going to college when many in Honduras don’t even finish high school.

“The education is poorer. We don’t have the technology, we don’t have computers, we don’t have good teachers or good books,” Orellana said.

He said that some students might fear returning to their home countries due to the vio- lence of the region.

The Junior Fulbright schol- arship, however, requires that its recipients return home for at least two years.

“T am willing, and most of my friends are willing to go back, even though the situation is very hard,” Orellana said.

The American lifestyle they have enjoyed for two years may provide a shock to them when they return home, Orellana said.

To help CAMPUS students readjust back to their culture the group attended a four-day re- entry workshop in New Orleans over spring break.

According to _ Political Science Professor Bill Wilson, Central American education still suffers from the instability creat- ed by the Cold War.

The U.S.’s involvement in Central America after the Cuban Revolution included backing coups against democratically



Photo by Ben Murray

Federico Rostran is one of 15 seniors graduating through CAMPUS.

elected “communist” govern- ments as well as scholarships, Wilson said.

“The most significant aspect of it was that the United States didn’t become militarily active in it. We sent resources and spon- sored them, but we didn’t send

troops,” he said. Wilson, who has visited Panama, Nicaragua, and El

Salvador, said he has seen the

amount spent per pupil in those

countries drop dramatically in the past several years.

Rostran said foreign educa- tion is the key not only to recov- ering from the civil wars Nicaragua suffered during the 1980s, but to keep from sliding back into violence.


“Our country, which has existed for 500 years, is still struggling with government,” Rostran said.

Over the years CAMPUS students have attained prestigious positions on campus, such as memberships in the Catholic Honor Society, serving as event organizers and even as a com- mencement speaker.

Ruano said the legacy of CAMPUS students will be the continued efforts to improve life for other Central Americans.

“There is a saying that goes like this: ‘do not give me fish, teach me how to fish.’ This is what we really want, to learn to be more independent and to find a better future.”



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By Tim Lizzo Staff Writer

On the St. Michael’s cam- pus, townhouses are generally the most sought-after choice for upperclassmen housing and stu- dents are concerned with how the college determines the final living arrangements.

The college prefers to have a gender balance in the townhous- es rather than having one gender in a specific area, said Todd Spinner, assistant director of Residential Life.

“You’re telling me girls can get a townhouse before me because there’s not enough of them in the 100s,” said junior Andy Jaong. “I didn’t know that. What’s the point, then, of having the room draw and the lottery if the school is really going to make the decision in the end?”

In the past students have become angry at the system.

Demetrius Econopouly who will be a senior next year had a

* problem with housing last sum-

mer, he said.

“T think there’s a lot of prob- lems with room draw. If you’re talking about unfairness in hous- ing, it’s ridiculous that some- times you can’t move back on campus, either,’ Econopouly said.

“T took a leave of absence. Then I registered for the follow- ing semester and when I came back, they told me in August, “You’re not registered to live on campus.’ I moved up here home- less,” he said.

Sheryl Fleury, housing coor- dinator and executive assistant, said there has been some improvement in the lottery sys- tem.

For the preferred housing lottery, which includes town- houses and the Ethan Allen apartments, each student must

submit a ticket.

This card requires students to put in writing the names of the people who plan to live together in each townhouse or apartment. Each student then draws a num- ber and it is put on their card.

‘The lottery cards are taken earlier this year to’ see the gender break- down and what the priority is by class or for a six-person apartment.”

¢ Sheryl Fleury, Housing Coordinator

“The lottery cards are taken earlier this year to see the gender breakdown and what the priority is by class or for a six person apartment. We let them know earlier if they have a good shot at getting an apartment or town- house,” Fleury said.

“We try to keep an equal balance. The current senior class is one of the biggest ever. Last year, many students applied to get off and also, for preferred housing,” Spinner said. .

“Upcoming juniors were not granted to live where they want- ed to right away. That’s why we had the waiting list. This year, all juniors who wanted to move off campus were let off,” he said.

“Tt just doesn’t seem right. I don’t know what they’re afraid of It’s not like were going to burn rows of houses down or anything just because there is a bunch of guys in one area,” junior Matthew Mullarsky said.

The college is going to do what they can to keep balance among the St. Michael’s commu- nity. The college doesn’t want too many men or too many females in one area, said Fleury. “You can imagine what it would be like.”

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By Austin Hendrix Staff Writer

Skipping Friday classes has recently become an issue at the University of Vermont. This has led to discussion about whether or not Friday attendance is an issue at St. Michael’s College.

Professor Andrew Bramley, the chairman of the faculty sen- ate at UVM, said that he is trying to convince his colleagues to offer more Friday classes, and more morning classes.

However, he will not know if he has succeeded until the start of the next academic year.

“The lack of classes on Friday may contribute to behav- ior like binge drinking or stu- dents feeling that the weekend starts on Thursday night,”

Bramley said. Professor Edward Mahoney, the associate dean at St. Michael’s, had similar thoughts to Bramley’s regarding Friday classes.

“Though some concern has been expressed about the small number of classes taught on Fridays, I have not had faculty notify our office about large numbers of students missing on Fridays,” Mahoney said.

“There are more Tuesday /Thursday classes being taught because teachers would prefer 75

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Friday attendance has some faculty concerned

minutes to 50 minutes to teach their material,” said Bramley.

Teachers at St. Michael’s had mixed thoughts on the sub- ject.

Professor Tamara Mullarky teaches business classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

“There is a segment of the student body that takes Friday classes off,” Mullarky said. But, she also said that “there isn’t necessarily a difference between my 8:30 and 10:30 attendance.”

Mullarky said she takes attendance in class when partici- pation is factored into the stu- dent’s grade.

She said she couldn’t under- stand why students would want to skip class because it’s “con- sumers wanting to get less for their money.”

Professor George Ashline, who teaches an 8:15 a.m. linear algebra class on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, said, “attendance, in general, is good.” He also said that Fridays right before break are skipped more often.

Ashline said that he has no strict attendance policy, but he can tell when students are absent and the absences usually affects the whole class.

He also said that teachers

Photo by Ben Murray

Friday and early morning classes tend to have fewer students in attendance at St. Michael’s and UVM.

have some flexibility in what days and when they schedule their classes and that those times and days are locked in semesters ahead.

Senior Evan Roy said, “skip- ping Friday classes is not a big deal if it is done once a month or so, but people who constantly skip Fridays are asking for trou- ble.”

Roy also said the size of the

Excess printing is posing problems

College takes measures to prevent printing abuse

PRINTING, Continued from cover

Some increase in the num- ber of printed copies was expect- ed, but not as high as $80,000 a year, Stratford said.

“We want for the students to keep it (the cost) as low as possi- ble,” said Joe Gallagher, director of purchasing and auxiliary ser- vices.

“There is abuse of printing” and “we are killing the trees,” Gallagher said.

The college is working on gathering information on where the most printing is being done and by whom.

‘Once this is determined, the decision of how many free pages each student will be allowed to print a semester will be made, said Brady.

If the allowed amount is exceeded there will be an addi- tional charge which hasn’t been decided yet.

According to Brady, printed pages associated with a student’s work load should be free.

“We should be sensitive to certain majors or courses that require doing a lot of printing,” Stratford said.

Freshman Christine Roberts said, “It is not fair to people who are using printers for an actual reason.”

Stratford’s concern was that faculty and students don’t know

Tips to cut down on unnecessary printing

* The printers on campus are often slow, Causing many users to grow impatient and think that the printer is not responding to the print command. Rather than repeatedly clicking the same command, check the printing status by double-clicking on the printer icon in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.

¢ When printing off of a web page, check the scroll bar- the smaller the scroll bar, the longer the document. Only print out what you need.

¢ To check how long a document is, before printing it out, go to the print preview option in Microsoft Word.

how to control the amount of printing.

“People need to use the technology properly. They need to be patient about printing and they need to understand where they stand in the printing queue so we could cut down on the amount of printing that occurs and go straight to the recycling bin,” Stratford said.

Sophomore, Tawny Champagne said that she feels the same way.

“There is an abuse of print- ing because of the lack of knowl- edge of how to choose the appro- priate printer. But charging is a little bit too harsh, Champagne said.

_ Information Technology paid $70,000 for last year’s

printing, while Library Information Services paid $10,000.

The huge amount of money spent on printing lowers the bud- get for maintenance of equip- ment, staff training, and upgrad- ing the technology of St. Michael’s, Stratford said.

All the printers on campus are rented from SymQuest, a company which provides print- ing and copying services for St. Michael’s. Each printer has a meter attached to it to keep track of how many pages are being printed.

SymQuest then charges the college for each printed copy, however, due to contract confi- dentiality the cost is not accessi- ble to public, said Gallagher.

school affects whether students skip classes in general. “With a big school like UVM, some classes are so big that teachers don’t know if you are there or not,” he said.

Freshman Jeff Howley has not been to one Friday class so far this semester. He isn’t sleep- ing through all of his classes, but instead has cross-country ski races that he leaves for on Friday.

“Tt’s a lot of work to make up,” Howley admits.

Sophomore Gene D’Alessandro said skipping or not skipping Friday classes “depends on your schedule.”

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Other Clinton raising eyebrows in New York

By Sean Toussaint World News Editor

March 20 -- Step aside Mayor Rudolf Giuliani: It’s beginning to look as if Lady Hillary wants a bite out of the Big Apple, and a slice of upstate, too. : Even though the 2000 elec- tions are nearly 20 months away, speculation over who will run and how they will win has leaped to the front page of every major newspaper across the country, especially in the city that never sleeps.

Besides raising money and winning the support of New York politicians,

the next Senator of New York must have a sound understanding of sate issues, which is one area where Giuliani is obviously more experienced.

As President Clinton begins to prepare for retirement, which he has said will spent for the most part building his_presiden- tial library, the other Clinton is testing the livelihood of two vital statistics for a Senate candidacy: fundraising and voter support.

She has already held at least 50 consultations with high pro- file New York Democrats, including bull sessions with City Councilor Peter Vallone and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, as well as a formal dinner party at the White House with some influential who’s who in the New York area.

Most polls have Clinton leading Giuliani, her presumed challenger for the open seat, with a Quinnipiac College poll hold- ing her to a spread of 18-percent- age point. Democratic Sen. Daniel Moynihan is retiring at the end of this year after becom- ing a Senate icon over the last two decades.

No one has yet to announce his or her plans to run. However, that isn’t stopping political sooth- sayers from intently watching both sides. And Clinton’s recent New York contacts have only added more speculation to the charge that she will soon be the First Lady of New York.

The Issues

Besides raising money and winning the support of New York politicians, the next Senator of New York must have a sound understanding of state issues, which is one area where Giuliani is obviously more experienced.

Downstate is traditionally Democratic, while upstate has been mostly Republican, but at a time when party solidarity is playing less of a role in voter

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preferences, the issues are a big- ger factor than tradition.

The upstate region has been lagging behind in the nation’s vibrant economic surge, which will be a big part of the .cam- paign.