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more student publications, as an aside.) It has gaineda reputation for being slightly iconoclastic, alternative, and open to all. It was alsofounded on the basis that any one involved is part of the collective, an egalitarian systemwhere members have equal input and say. It has generally served the paper well.However, overthe last two years, the Union has faced a crisis in identity, and has had a failure toproduce. Reasons for this are: loss of contract with the Union+s printer, Typecraft Press,experimentation with direction of the paper (failure), general apathy and neglect, and lackof computing resources. I and others have taken responsibility to recoup our losses, and theUnion is functional again. Over the summer of 1995, a contract was secured with GazettePublications in

Indiana, PA, the office was gutted and organized, and a new computer systemwas brought in. The ensuing semester saw three new issues, and new people on board. None ofthe students currently involved has been on last year+s Student Union. Everyone involved isnew. (I myself was involved 4 years ago, but only as a part-time writer. I came back thisyear per the request of a graduate student, Lenny Young.)This year I act as the Union+sBusiness Manager, and handle all University related business for the Union. I am also theTechnical Manager, helping people with the software programs, and am ultimately responsiblefor all the hardware operations. (I do the same for some Pittsburgh businesses, for anhourly consulting fee.) Brandy Humphrey gives a lot of her time as a editor, and also

isproficient in the layout and design software programs. Elizabeth Zambelli is a recent memberwho is editing as well. We have lots of people in and out of the office these days, and Ibelieve the campus perception of the Union is on the way up. We plan to put our a few moreissues out and are we are looking ambivalently to our move to our cramped office in the newStudent Center.The Student Union has not had a major capital expenditure in six years. In1990, Senate granted an emergency allocation when The Union+s Mac IIcx and Mac SE wasstolen. We have been working with two Mac IIsi+s until summer of 1995, when left over budgetmoney was used to purchase a 7100/80. (At the time, a stunningly cheap $1,510.00.) Amount ofallocationThe Student Union is requesting a budget amendent in the

amount of $4368.00 topurchase a new computer workstation, a Power Macintosh 7500. This will be expensed from lineitem 8916, Capital Equipment in the 1996-1997 fiscal year.Breakdown of ItemsPurchasedSummary:The following table shows what is needed for the Union+s new setup. Thereare two proposals, one for the 7500, one for the 7200. We did this comparison to illustratethat the 7200 is not a very good value. In the long-run, it would be more expensive tooperate, and will have a substantially lower resale value. Apple is currently standardizingon 604 PPC processors, making 601 obsolete. Cost Structurein dollars(1) Power Macintosh7500/100 (16 RAM, 1000 HD, 4x CD)1985(1) AppleVision 1710 Monitor898(1) AppleDesignKeyboard75(2) 16 Meg DIMM468(1) 256K Level 2 Cache180(1) 1 Gig Hard

Drive300 wristrest, mousepad, security kit60TOTAL ALLOCATION4368Price Structure B: 7200/90indollars(1) Power Macintosh 7200/90 (8 RAM, 500 HD, 4x CD)1105Apple Rebate Period OVER0(1)AppleVision 1710 Monitor898(1) AppleDesign Keyboard75(2) 16 Meg DIMM870(1) 256K Level 2Cache180(1) 1 Meg VRAM DIMM270(1) 2 Gig Hard Drive550 wristrest, mousepad, securitykit60TOTAL ALLOCATION4008Price Differential between A and B $ 360.00 Thank you for yourtime and participation!