The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 30, 1986, Image 3

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Tuesday, September 30, 1986/The Battalion/Page 3 State and Local 44 V e To School Lot hW 4|fJ4 Tcc AT "100PM '' v&aw '.O TH^ se accounts available at centers Computers now open to students Ti By Susan Arriaga Reporter Winning this fall, all Texas A&M students ie access to about $12 million worth of corn ier resources at the Computing Services Cen- Under a new program implemented by Dr. |n J. Dinkel, associate provost for computing 1 information systems, students can open a ■puter account at no charge. In past years, only students enrolled in courses lere computer usage was required could use tefacilities. But now any registered student can The computer resources. jfhe idea is to give all students appropriate [velsof access to computing in a fairly easy way,” Ikel says. imputer accounts are divided into a two-tier :m. Undergraduates can use $10 worth of iputer resources a week, while graduate stu- Jts can use $20 a week. Students enrolled in Ifinsive computer courses are automatically larger account balances based on amounts liested by the departments offering the irses. [omputer money is non-cumulative and non- Isferable. Anyone caught using someone Js account is subject to disciplinary action, jnkel says. Accounts are replenished to $10 each Friday iglit Leftover 1 funds go back into the system :rthan the user’s account. “According to past data, $10 seems to be a good amount,” Dinkel says. The funds cover t,he cost of computer usage, storage and printing fees. “Before, the system was cumbersome,” Dinkel says. Money was divided into several accounts, and the billing office had to make adjustments each time a professor needed more money for his class, he says. “With the new system, it’s up to students to manage their own computer resources,” Dinkel says. “It takes the burden off of the billing offi ce.” Students can activate a computer account by following handout procedures at help desks in the Teague, Zachry, Kleberg and Remote com puting centers. The Academic Computing Center is primarily for business students. Dr. M.P. “Pete” Marchbanks Jr., assistant di rector for user services at the Computing Serv ices Center, says, “This campus network is also expanding into the dormitories with one opening in the Commons very soon. The idea is to bring the computing to the students.” Upon activation, students decide which oper ating system they want. These include MVS (multiple virtual systems) or VM (virtual ma chine) operating systems that run on different Amdahl computers. There’s also VMS (virtual multiple systems) that is a single operating system on the Academic Vax (virtual addressing ex tended) system. Accounts are available for use the day after they’re claimed. They’re good through Aug. 20, 1987. Wylbur is one of the most popular programs treated as a subsystem under MVS. This pro gram, originally designed at Stanford University, can be used as a text editor, file handler and job submitter. “It is able to process large numbers of users on computer terminals,” says Dr. Glen Williams, as sociate professor of computing science. “That’s why it’s used in a student environment.” The updated version, OBS (On Line Business) Wylbur allows full screen editing as opposed to line editing. It can also be used as a calculator. Once students start word processing it will lead them to other things such as electronic mail, Wil liams says. Bitnet is software that makes that function possible. It’s an international network that en ables its users to communicate with people all over the world. Directories are available at all the centers to tell the user where he can send messages. Students who have never had a computer course before are encouraged not to shy away from the centers. Instructional classes on OBS Wylbur are of fered Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 in 132 Blocker from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. free of charge. Students interested in further instructions on how to perform certain jobs on computers can go by the Teague Building for further information. 'note OKs Texas ‘Super Tuesday’ primary nose at Rea?i: | AUSTIN (AP) — The Legislature pday approved a bill that a spon- ill make Texas votes more try special foralf ortant t ^ ian ever * n presidential Berets and iK cs c tdopted in l«p heSenate 0,1 volce vote acce P ted 1991 at a rail the growing if: ; amendments and sent to Gov. study found!® Correction -equipped toil® nflicts” — (emi'B^ on ^ a y’ s art 'de in The liattul- r ,.o. Bn incorrectly reported that the ddtSF 3S volleyball team was ;gy ., teal violence, it; Pentagon ry extends to tli> : W< ith terrorism e: to play one cot jnked 14th in the nation. The im is not ranked. The Battalion grets the error. Mark White a bill to move the Texas presidential primary from May to the second Tuesday in March, allow ing the state to join in the southern “Super Tuesday” primary. The bill was passed by the House Saturday. Sponsors said White has indicated he will sign it into law. “Texas with this vote assumes its leadership position in the South, which I think will continue to grow,” said Sen. John Traeger, D-Seguin, who spearheaded the date change. The other Senate co-sponsor, Chet Edwards, said the “entire South — except Arkansas, who will be going with us soon — is going to be voting for our president early in the presidential process.” Edwards, D-Duncanville, said be cause of a bipartisan effort “we’re going to see that Texas votes — from Hispanics in South Texas to the farmers in the Panhandle — will count in the most important election in this country.” Eleven southern states already have scheduled their primaries for early March. Texas had held its presidential delegate selection on the first Satur day in May in conjunction with the primaries for state offices. But some complain that the May primary comes too late, since many candi dates drop out before Texans get to see and hear them. Texas in 1984 sent the third-larg- est delegations to the Republican and Democratic national conven tions. The 12 combined southern states would select about one-third of the national convention delegates in the “super primary.” Some Republicans have predicted that the earlier primary should help Vice President George Bush, who calls Houston home. Rep. Clint Hackney, D-Houston, House sponsor, agreed. “I think it’s very possible that George Bush could benefit from the bill,” he said. “I don’t know of any polls or any thing that says George Bush can win Texas. I would think that he’s got a pretty good shot in Texas, so it would help him to take a big state early.” Whot 9 s up Tuesday DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH: will sponsor a writing workshop, “Referential Essay,” at 6:30 p.m. in 153 Blocker. The instructor will be Diane Dowdey. DATA PROCESSING MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION: Data General will present information on careers in data processing at 7 p.m. in the Ramada Inn Penthouse. NUTRITION CLUB: will discuss sports nutrition and have an aerobics workout at 7:30 p.m. in 401 Read. TAMU ANTHROPOLOGY SOCIETY: will show “The Year of Living Dangerously” at 7 p.m. in 301 Bolton. COOKE COUNTY HOMETOWN CLUB: will meet at 8:30 p.m. in 501 Rudder. TAMU ONE-WHEELERS: will meet at 6 p.m. in front of G. Rollie White Coliseum. AGGIES FOR CLEMENTS: will meet at 7:30 p.m. in 321 Physics. AGGIES FOR BARTON: will meet at 7:30 p.m. in 410 Rud der. CIRCLE K: will meet at 8:30 p.m. in 402 Rudder. AGGIE GOP: David Davison, candidate for lieutenant gover nor, will speak at 7 p.m. in 401 Rudder. ABILENE HOMETOWN CLUB: will elect officers at 8:30 p.m. in 305A-B Rudder. GALVESTON COUNTY HOMETOWN CLUB: will meet at 7 p.m. in 510 Rudder. MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB: will have an organizational meet ing at 7:30 p.m. at Cycles Etc. For more information call Marty, 846-2453. I CARE: will meet at 7 p.m. in 504 Rudder. TAMU MEN’S RUGBY: will hold practice every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. on the rugby field. For more infor mation call Mark, 846-9772. Wednesday DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH: will sponsor a writing workshop, “Persuasive Essay,” at 6:30 p.m. in 153 Blocker. The instructor will be Sam Dragga. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: will meet at noon. For more information call 845-5826. WATER SKI CLUB: will meet at 8:30 in 502 Rudder to dis cuss the regional tournament, to be held this weekend in Houston. PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT: will s agement” workshop for faculty an 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 701 Rudder. For more informa tion call Gigi, 845-4153. MSC GREAT ISSUES: will sponsor a multimedia presenta tion by Dr. Wilson Bryan Key at 7:30 p.m. in 201 Rudder. 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