Daily O'Collegian, 1994-08-30
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i- : '"the daily ' b " ai jz!l cr -k.j" vol.100 no. 7 oklahoma state university stillwater, ok newsstand price 250 . tuesday, august 30, 1994 eye level amykennedyacollegtan civil engineering senior shawnlta storott looks through an automatic to measure the olovatlon around gundorson hall while jenny tanner and junior brandon davidson record measurements for their surveying ii lab. default rate falls again by cindy harrel contributing writer the default rate of loans at oklahoma colleges and universities fell for fifth straight year, state regents higher education arc impressed with difference, said jcanie edney, director communications regents. reported student loan is lowest it has been in five years. from oct. 1 , 1988 to sept. 30, 1992, 6.5 percent. 1988, was 21.6 percent "we tracked a group students who were supposed start payment during 1992 fiscal year," edney "after 6-month grace period, we then give them year make on their loan, after that time considered as being defaulted." continues drop despite 28.6 increase in the student loan volume, going from $127.1 million fiscal year 1988 to $163.4 1992 number of loans has increased 79 percent, 36,892 66,128 as 1992, according laura cupp, committee coordinator. a 17.7percentdefaultratein for students with oklahoma residency was reported by u. s. department education. rate is down 22 percent 19.9 1991. addition counseling services, guaran-teed program added more toll-free borrower hot lines and updated informative video tapes brochures so have current information available them. "we put lot resources into helping borrowers," edney said. are working closely schools lending institutions, see default, page 2 sga funds clubs with new account by cindy harrel contributing writer this semester the student government association is starting a program designed to help organizations. special projects, sub-account within budget, will co-sponsor programming of any recognized group or organization at osu. conferences arc not included in program. each must apply before it get funding from sg , but emergency fund still available. wren hawthorne, president, said. "this way keep involved activities other organizations," holly lutze, projects co-coordinator, "it was such mess all for one organizations going both groups that we hope straighten out." set aside least 123 percent its budget fiscal year sub-account, half being semester. part money be back events coming up unexpectedly, lutze "we are budgeted between $7,000 and $8,000 year," hawthorne "the applications fall due on friday, sept. 9, because have pass sept 14, us know how much need next time." list entire application. also encouraged knowing an event taking place now assistance, urge use as means instead fund," "we, sga, out application process anyone who unsure about what do." wanting assistance can office, 040 union. internet access opens doors at anytime day or night editors note: this is the second in n five-part series on internet, describing its uses and features. by synnove s. johansen staff writer need to get a message your professor middle of night, but don't want wake him? do you know what courses are offered next spring ata university out state or abroad without having call write for information? just bored communicate with someone? many oklahoma suite students have found way access information means internet brian ess, senior psychology , said it easy hooked up can an account at computing & services from there they use computer one several labs osu. also arrange be their home computers. "it's really great learning tool," ess. addition getting related his major through newsnet groups, ess said, "a lot i social." he talks people has even been able some informal counseling net, "which because that's - whnt mv field all about "i tell you , there are so many things that i get out of the internet is just a wealth information there. ess said he's made several friends now know his identity, some state and even few from great britain. "there people all different types cultures i'm exposed to everyday." being on-line can become addictive warns becoming too hooked net who spend far much time on they end up doing bad in school flunking courses." addicted anything point where it interferes with your normal life, considered abnormal. "when start failing classes, not eating right or sleeping right" because spent internet, problem. he was connected last october spends approximately 10 hours per week on-line. william hickman,, assistant professor journalism, has had access since january. "right only see lot benefits, but this new we do really downsides" use hickman read articles privacy concerns using electronic mail. "you're less certain it's going, rule thumb is, 'don't write ....,, . amy kennedyqcooegian students can bocomo addicted to intornot and as a result fall classes or lose sloep. don't want to share with anyone else in a crowded room'." hickman said he has noticed change his use of communication and finds himself using electronic mail more frequently, the telephone less. "it's matter chance, from one device another," he said. in addition to posting messages andcommunicatingwith other peoole on the internet, hickman said i slowly becoming aware of services campus that are accessible through internet "for instance, can dial up library and look what's available there," he said. yek-chong yeo, a master's student in computer science, said heard about the internet five years ago. "information is what benefits me most" through internet, yeo has "access to things that were unknown before." recalls how logged onto during 1989 fall of berlin wall. "it was incredible. i could actually read individuals west germany reacting event here getting first hand encounter with going on." although does not depend on as his only source for news and information, see problem obtaining information way. "the users are reporting news, they news," also, said, if incorrect placed net, opposing responses will show up. "i think it's quite balanced view you get different subjects," academic purposes, likes interact groups. usually gets related major. groups more serious than, example, chat, where topics range from cheesecake recipes alternative sex. "i don't spend much time on the irc- only if i'm bored. most of i internet read news," he said. news groups "are not as impromptu irc," yeo said "people who share their view or information with have more to think about what they write, are reflected." yeo, a native singapore, goes on-line sometimes communicate fellow countrymen all over world, and topics discussion range from 1994 commonweal th games malaysian soccer league. has heard network "junkies," people too on-line, thinks perhaps other negative aspect use, besides these excessive users, is "if you write something don' t really mean get insulted." however, practice your communication skills. "sometimes can see pauem how others react earn that," communicating in cyberspace advantages shy person. "because physically present while communicating, it might be easier open up interact different interacted otherwise." use tool, sees internet, page 2 chinese round up dissidents beijing (ap) the arrival of a u.s. cabinet member kicked into gear china's security apparatus with usual round dissident detentions and surveillance that accompany any sensitive western visit over weekend, police started taking up positions outside homes political activists in beijing. some dissidents reported being followed to work at least one dissident's phone line appears have been cut wang dan, prominent student leader 1989 tiananmen square democracy movement was detained for 12 hours saturday, night commerce secretary ron brown arrived. such precautions are intended prevent private meetings visitors discourage embarrassing protests. they arc standard procedure every time high-level official comes town. is first china since president clinton decided may sever link between normal trade relations human rights practices. groups say clinton's decision lifted last bit international pressure on authoritarian government, leaving it free adopt an even harsher stand against dissent policy ' 'kept more egregious repressive impulses of the (chinese) government in check,' ' said . robin munro, hong kong director human rights watch-asia. "the now feels more free to ... pursue what has always been its goal: silence dissent" clinton argued that improved commercial and trade relations with china would promote democracy country without alienating but dissident xin criticized as being 'weak wishy-washy for abandoning higher principles a piece booming market since crackdown on pro-democracy protests 1989, united states each year threatened withdraw china's most-favored nation status unless it policy. police mobilization brown's visit indicated communist rulers are determined not case controls over personal freedoms, even they enjoy fruits an amicable business relationship states. wife one political prisoner about 10 had tailing her. she brown may be friendly die result was ordinary people losing their freedom while he's beijing. table o' contents inside . weather- 2 features 4 sports 5 classifieds 8 crossword campus roundup 9 safety. a four-part series on safety issues begins today. osu has made improvements in the lighting and emergency phone system. see page 3. cowboys... pokes get ready for north-em illinois game to be played thursday night dekalb. 5.
|Title||Daily O'Collegian, 1994-08-30|
|Subject||Oklahoma State University-Students-Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals-Oklahoma; Stillwater, (Okla.)-Newspapers|
|Description||The student-run newspaper at Oklahoma State University from 1924 -|
|Publisher||Stillwater, OK; Oklahoma State University, 1924 -|
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