What should the DC have that it doesn't have now? Additional Comments, questions, or concerns?

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What should the DC have that it doesn't have now?

Additional Comments, questions, or concerns?



1

Open

Mujo

on Saturdays


Deli
Sandwich

shop with fresh made to order
sandwiches


There aren't enough quiet places to study.

I wonder if it would be possible to regulate cell phone
usage. Patrons use cell phones loudly, everywhere,
including in the AAE lib
rary study areas.

B
e on central campus

For SI masters students, the resources at the Dude don't
seem accessible. They're not communicated very well at
SI. Perhaps some sort of an orientation? I guess I just
don't feel like I can have access to those
resources or know
how to do so.

A cooler temperature, more nooks for people to study in.
There are very few tables that are conducive to studying.
You're stuck at these large group tables that are in the middle
of the room. I'm the type of person that
doesn't like to study
in what I call the fish bowl (the center of a room).
Sociological studies have shown that people will migrate
towards walls and corners. If more tables were available
along walls and divider walls, I would probably go there more
oft
en.

I do not like going to the Dude because there is no
comforta
ble place to study. It is way too

open so I feel like
I'm swimming around in the place, and it is hard to find a
little nook

to study in. If the basement of the Union were
transplanted into

the
Dude
.

I

would go there. Also, the
upper level with the computers is too hot
because of

the
machines constantly running. So I do not like
going in

there because I don't like studying in a sauna. Maybe if
the machines
were turned

off when not in use,
it would be
a few degrees cooler. And for me, the Dude feels like
Planners don't belong there, only Engineers

More open wireless network. I've never been able to get
CAEN

wireless to work very reliably on my Mac laptop. I
have no problem with the w
ireless networks elsewhere on
campus. I would spend more time there if I knew I would be
able to rely on the network.


More study areas marked as quiet (I think there may be signs
asking people to be quiet, but people don't seem to follow
them). Stud
y carrels like at Hatcher would be nice too.



More

variety of foods, not the sa
me that all the other paces
in
Pierpont

have.
And

hours of

Mujo

(engineering and
architecture students are usually up all night but we can

t
find food after midnight which is
ridiculous!)


Get the architecture books out of the basement! It is so
depressing, especially for a visually oriented field.



M
ore co
mfortable places to read, study;

more computers.


Clearer maps, water fountains


Bring the on
-
hold check out facilit
y down on first floor so that
people can collect books on hold 24 hours a day.

During mid night why all the windows machines reboot to
Linux
?

M
ore food



Sorry folks, nice facilities, but I have little use for most of
the high
-
tech whatnot and North Ca
mpus is a soulless
commuter campus that lacks any sense of urban vibrancy,
so I try to avoid your building as much as possible. If


I
ever have another option, the Duderstadt Center is not
somewhere I would choose to spend my time.

Q
uiet study areas

Altho
ugh

I

live on north campus,
I

di
d

not like going to
the
Duderstadt

because it is always loud, lots of group
work being done throughout the library and be
yond. If I
need a quiet place t
o

go, I bus into central campus, which
is a shame.

C
olor printers for f
aculty cutting edge classrooms with
technology and flexible seating, etc.


Get rid of the building and create a building that is amenable
to using a library and all of its resources. I avoid using the
building at all costs because the atmosphere is so

dreadful.


What should the DC have that it doesn't have now?

Additional Comments, questions, or concerns?



2

Modern
teleconferencing

equipment
. Room 1080 is 10 years
old and worthless. Also poorly configured.

I taught a di
stance ed course in room 1180 l
ast Winter.
Due to all

of the technical problems, poor room
configuration, and obsolete equipmen
t, this experiment
largely failed.

An entrance on the southeast side of the building off of
Bonisteel so I don't have to walk through the loading dock.


A station for people to use to get organized with like a large
hole punch, stapler, paper clips ETC

I
t would be nice if the actual computers were cleaned more
because every time I use them, t
he keyboards are dirty and
gross

It should have wireless in the audio studio control room. It
should have a control booth in the Video Studio. It should
have a few

more staff members. It should have someone to
oversee the relationship of DC to the Pedagogical issues on
campus. There is too much disconnect! The services are
for the most part, fantastic.


Opening hours of video/DVD library from 8.30am




M
or
e easily accessible support staff for

GroundWorks

in
evening/weekend hours


More work/meeting setups with better electrical outlets in the
lobby/MUJO area.


Natural light to the basement!

I most often use

GroundWorks

and the arch library so my
comm
ents are mostly limited to these two aspects:
Moving

GroundWorks

outside the security perimeter of
the library is a major headache. No longer is it possible to
scan from journals, books etc without checking them out
-

[some of which can't be checked ou
t] and dragging them
upstairs to the new ce
nter. It just adds a needless layer or
bureau
cracy to what was alread
y a hit and miss system.
Also,

the slide scanner trays for the

GroundWorks

scanners must be checked out
from

the second
floor

desk.
This desk c
loses at 5 or so. Therefore who cares if

GroundWorks

is open 24 hrs if you can't access the
infrastructure yo
u need to get the job done. L
astly
,
allowing

food and drink in the library is stupid
.

It's
damaging to the resources [cookie crumbs and grease
stains in the journals] distracting and damaging to the
senses
-

[the smell of tuna wraps while you're trying to
write a paper] and it fosters an overall level of disrespect
for the resources. This is not a shopping mall.
P
lease use
your 'inside voice' as
people are paying a lot of money to
try and get some work done. Allowing the perception that
Duderstat is a collective 'chill space' or living room is
irresponsible to the academic mission of the school.
Finally, Please do not further condemn this bui
lding by
calling/marketing it as 'the dude'. It's again, the wrong
message to market. that's it....for now

More
Macintosh

computers, they always seem to be broken or
full whenever I need them. I would also like KVM switches
on some of the machine
s
-

allowing us to plug in our laptops
so we might be able to use both machines at once. This
would be extremely useful for developing and testing
applications and websites.

Whoever decided to remove all of the parking wasn't
thinking... at all.

Better
l
ighting
. The atrium, although lit by skylights during
the day, is very
,

very dark and hard to study in a t night.


Food services open later




What should the DC have that it doesn't have now?

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3

Available lockers for students, so that cases of theft for
students leaving their place of study to grab s
ome food is
reduced


More food
services
;

maybe get some more restaurants. Have
at least one coffee shop open for majority of the day, another
open the times the first is closed. This way students can have
100% access to coffee etc. It gives the student a
good and well
deserved break.

Have more study rooms. Most of them are always
occupied. Books from ALL classes must be kept at
reserves even if the prof. uses a brand new edition. More
room to sit
without

a computer in front of you. (this does
not mean that

some computers should be removed. all
computers
available

are required). The
Duderstadt

center
DESPERATELY needs more parking. The
Pierpont

lot is
very
,

very small and can hardly hold staff, let alone
students. Convert architecture lot to a multi story p
arking
lot??? is that a possibility?? STOP BUILDING
BUILDINGS AT EXPENSE OF PARKING!!!!! because
the bus service
isn’t

that
efficient. especially

on weekends

M
ore study rooms


An email and instant messenger reference service such as U
-
M library's 'Ask Us
' service. http://www.lib.umich.edu/askus/


More
restaurants

or vending machines.


1. A better temperature control in the AAE Library. I almost
always find it colder than the outside weather (especially in
the basement)


You should bring that big sc
reen back that told you how many
computers were available in each section.


CAEN

Free printing


More computers on the ground and second floors.


A service/repair station for student computers, where labor
and part fees are at least as low priced as you
can get them.
Right now student's only option is a service center or the
company, which is extremely expensive because they jack up
labor prices to a
ridiculous

amount. It'd be a way to help
students and make money as well. I know there's a
CAEN

service ce
nter, but they only deal with dells and apples, which
doesn't leave much love for us HP, Compaq, Toshiba, etc.
owners out there. Just a thought.


The DC needs to find a way to keep people quiet. I often
come to use the computers, and there are people lau
ghing and
joking around. I understand there is some group work that the
computers are need
ed

for, but
every time

I need to use a
computer there is at least one group of people being loud and
annoying. Also, I think students should not be able to lock

computers. I've been at the DC many times searching for a
computer, and there were open computers that were locked so
someone could leave for awhile and have a computer reserved
for them. It doesn't seem too fair.


CAEN

printing sucks!! I can never
get free printing as an
engineer. It needs to have a place that serves good coffee
(Espresso Royale) that is open until 3am. Closing at 11pm is
not helpful at all!! I don't drink coffee just b/c I like it, but to
actually help me stay awake when somethi
ng is due the next
day.


More tables and study noo
ks with the comfortable chairs;
t
hose always fill up quickly.

STOP GETTING RID OF THE SOLARIS MACHINES!!
As a Computer Science student, the Sun machines running
Solaris are vital to my getting work done. C
ertain
programs (e.g. purify) are only made available by the
university on the Solaris machines. While you're at it, you
could get some new Solaris machines too.

What should the DC have that it doesn't have now?

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4

More computers for group work. One computer on a table /
desk that 4 people can get
around
, preferably with large or
multiple monitors.


Better
lighting on

the 2nd floor. The extra lights installed
near the
study tables

are a help, but there really needs
to be
,
maybe, 10 times more lighting, especially
of the

book/magazine areas. Clean the

stairs regularly. Somehow
get the

Mujo

noise to be less. Especially when they whip the
coffee: what a racket! Either fix the escalators or replace
them with stairs.
They

seem to always be under repair. Hire
people to go through the stacks findin
g misplaced books on a
more regular basis, like weekly. We need an official web
form for submitting mis
-
cataloged books. It needs to have a
follow
-
up function so
that once

a decision is made, the
person(s)
suggesting that

the book was mis
-
cataloged
get
some
kind of

response. Either enforce the no
-
eating policy
or remove
the no
-
eating policy so that I can eat there too. I
will not eat in the library against the policy
, but

it seems t
hat
there is no enforcement of

this policy, and

I often find t
rash
left over
from some students who ate lunch or a late
-
night
snack

on the tables. This is very annoying.

I encourage you
to email me your responses
to these

comments. My email
is
lep@umich.edu
Thanks
.


Friendlier staff at the

Mujo
: those girls ar
e so catty and
RUDE!!!


The study rooms are a great place to meet with your study
group prior to an exam or large project. However, almost
every time

I have been to the study rooms they have been
occupied for interviews. I do not know how to propose a
s
olution to this, but I would very much like to have more
access to these rooms.

The Duderstadt is a well run library. Little staff
involvement with students on a normal basis allows for a
great study area.

CAEN

lab with free printing


1. Places to sleep

(little cubbies or something, like they
supposedly have in Japan). 2. Smoking lounge(s).

The Media Union is large.


Better bus service. Quality of U of M food is poor

More study cubicles


More study tables. It is often hard to find table space
to sit
and use my laptop.


A reasonably
-
priced place to eat with good quality food.


An entrance on the East side of the building.


More areas where you can meet with a group


McDonalds/Burger King


More Macintosh Computers. They're always occupied

The Sun systems are always empty. The only time I see
them occupied is when there is nothing else available. The
Mac's seem to be overpopulated, forcing me to use a
Linux

machine, which cannot do everything I need it to do.

Greater access to simple video
editing software Additional
computing stations and standard programs (Opera, gaim, etc.)


Late night snack bar


Better cell phone
reception

and more lighting by the cubicles.



R
eally, its a great place to study

O
xygen bar any kind of bar
;

long wh
ite boards in computer
labs for teaching
;

more food choices



It is a real pain in the ass to print on Linux currently.
CAEN

should configure the computers in each 'zone' on
the third floor to print to the nearest printer by default, as it
is terrificall
y annoying to get up and check the name of the
What should the DC have that it doesn't have now?

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nearest printer. In addition, some programs (GGV comes
to mind) won't allow the user to set options to lpr, which
means it is impossible to use them to print. I know it's
much easier for
CAEN

to just reimage t
he drives and not
do any other work, but they should actually do their jobs
instead of being progress bar supervisors.


I love the fact that we are allowed to eat in there.
Sometimes, projects get really long and
tedious;

the fact
that you can eat while

studying really encourages me to go
there to study. I also like
the comfortable

chairs.

W
orking elevators


More computers with two
monitors

like the ones in the
fishbowl.



The staff is especially pleasant. Mark Scott and Lori
Castle, Kathy Reister

and Meredith Gailey are absolutely
terrific professionals.

More parking during business hours available to students.


More food services on the weekends.


Double
-
sided printing from computer labs. Working
escalators on both sides and both floors.


I

know it's a lot to ask, but I really like it when some of the
books I am looking for are online. Many times I am at home
doing research and it is a hassle to get to the library. I really
wish there was more available online.


M
ore group study tables



It would be nice if people more frequently checked the
status of the printers. I constantly go to print something
and the printer is down. I repair the problem and then I
have to wait for a days worth of other student's documents.

M
any of the computers

in each section of the building are
now hooked to the printer. it becomes a concern
when

the
place is

busy

N
one.

Better food. Low
-
priced food.


More Parking Spaces. Better Food Court, More
restaurants
.



I'm pretty happy with existing resources. I w
ish though
that the conference rooms are better regulated and people
aren't allowed to live in them.


Keep

Mujo

open more!!

Vending machines maybe.

Mujo

is very nice, but sometimes
students want something other than coffee and sweets.


Cafe should be op
en all 24 hours
…maybe

we need more
eateries..


Better food services. (Panda Express is an improvement over
last year, but we need more than that)



There used to be a large LCD panel on the 2nd floor of the
dude that showed computer availability in each

computer
section. I am very disappointed
that this is no longer
there. C
an it be brought back?

More study tables that can fit 3
-
4 people

Please

service broken computers more promptly

B
etter resources, better availability of resources and better
softwa
re for those resources specifically in the

GroundWorks

center. Placing the microfiche journal information online
for easier usage.



Change the name back to Media Union.

Big comfortable chairs, a fireplace and a bar. That way I
would never have to
leave.

Please put some toilet seat liners in the bathrooms, I sick
of the turd birds building huge nests of toilet paper and
What should the DC have that it doesn't have now?

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6

leaving them behind for all to enjoy.


The Dude rocks.

More machines running
Linux

so that there is opportunity to
log in remotel
y and do computations in the background.
(More efficiently share our resources).


M
ore food store and coffee shop cleanliness in restroom
more music

N
eed more coffee shop parking space

M
ore computers!!

Not nearly enough W
indows machines
avai
lable
.

A cheap sandwich shop (e.g. Subway). Lids for the vending
machine coffee cups. An indoor connection to the EECS
building. Reliably available tampons/pads in the ladies
rooms.


E
asier to use copiers


Better food options. I think Jimmy
John's would be great!



Sometimes, my mouse icon acts of its own free will. It
seems that someone
else’s

movements with the mouse are
realized on my screen and with the program I am using.

M
ore study tables


CAD Lessons (Solid works, Nastran, I
-
Deas)

Class like
(How to make film) Class like (how to make record)



An easier way to search for articles in journals. Something
more comprehensible.

More

fast food that is lower cost! Also, more small study
group rooms (many are taken up for interviews w
hen they
could be used for studying!!)


Food available 24
-
7 and am not talking of vending machine
food.


Much more parking...FREE parking



This isn't
about the Duderstadt but a walk
-
in engineering
help center like the math lab would be nice.
The

ELRC i
s
not a good place, they don't have people there.

Photocopiers that have cards linked to our expense accounts.
Other universities offer that. I have brought this to the
attention of several faculty who then
d
enigrate that opinion.
They are
close
-
minded

id
iots who do not have to make their
own copies. I am sorry for the bitter statement, but I was
stunned at the blinding ignorance expressed by these
professors. Finding the damn articles, finding a photocopier
that isn't jammed or broke, trying to add money
to the copy
card, running out of money and trying to find a cash machine
on campus, it is like the movie 'Planes, Trains and
Automobiles.' Argh.

I have taught dozens of classes in the 3rd floor computer
labs, which

should have been on the survey also. Thos
e
labs are extremely poor, by the way, the software is often
non
-
working, the overhead projector rarely works, tech
help is impossible to reach. Generally a bad experience.

B
etter name (like Media Union) copies of science textbooks


More Windows compu
ters. There needs to be about 30 more
per floor.

Not enough computers to use during peak hours. Add
more windows machines.

More food options

The availability of UNIX machines is horrible and
continues to get worse as more of the machines are
removed fr
om the DC.

A good place to buy tasty food.


More food options



Bathrooms need to be cleaned more frequently.
Maintenance of facilities is sometimes an issue. Last
semester the door to the
men’s

bathroom NE3 made a loud
noise every time it closed and
this wasn't addressed until
summer despite it being an ongoing problem. Have
someone around that can service down printers.

What should the DC have that it doesn't have now?

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7

24 hour coffee


Vending machines that are located in more than just the
ground level area.


More work study rooms.
Separate

the r
ecruiting events from
the availability of these rooms.


C
omputing resources


Vending

machines,

Mujo
's too expensive.
Appropriate

library
for engineering students (text books). More light on the
library. More study group rooms


I would appreciate more
lighting as well as a warmer
temperature during the winter time as the place tends to be
quite cold and dark.

I would appreciate more food availability in the are
a

to
promote a more relaxed atmosphere.

CAEN

lab and
CAEN

printing

N
one at this time

More
tables and much better table lighting. Also, with the
new th
eater under construction, after
-
hours parking is
atrocious. I find myself parking at the GG Brown lot and
walking. Not sure if there is any solution to this, but there are
a lot of spots in the
Pi
erpont

lot that are restricted 24/7 to
certain passes or 2 hour parking. Allow people to park in all
of these spots after hours
;

it is painful to have these vacant
while so many are looking for places to park.



Lighting

is not enough. Power of air condi
tioner is too
strong in summer.

More books at the library desk which are on loan for a hourly
basis.


More PC computers running on windows, less sun
computers... not that many people use them or want to. More
space for individual study



I don't like ho
w both escalators on the ground floor go up
to the second. One should go up and the other should go
down.


It is very annoying when staff cleans the library during the
school day using loud machines (such as vacuum cleaners,
rug cleaners). It would be mu
ch easier to study if this type
of work was done late at night or early in the morning,
when
fewer

students are at the library.



More chairs so that people who aren't using the computers can
still sit around people who are and work on things without
tak
ing the seats from other computer
stations
.

The Duderstadt is a great place for study and meeting with
your classmates to work on homework and other stuff.

(1) Must provide better information on facilities available. (2)
More restaurants/cafe's (3) Fax
machines for students' use (if
they're already there, it emphasizes point(1)). (4) Brighter
lighting at night.

It’s

a nice place overall. Staff are very courteous and
efficient.

The Duderstadt Center could use more information about who
is allowed to us
e the various labs and rooms in the building,
such as the UM3D lab and the multimedia workrooms, and
for what purposes. The Duderstadt Center could also use a
locked
-
door
CAEN

lab (or at least a locked door printing
room) with unlimited printing for
CAEN

users, such as what
is available in the basement of the
Pierpont

Commons.

It is very useful that the facility is open 24 hours per day.

NO
--

DC's hardware is superb, services are diverse

N
eed more quiet study areas, better enforce
d rules (no
major food,
no lo
ud chat/
cell phone
, etc in these areas)

B
etter lighting for study tables



Should
increase

the number of available tables to study.
Bathroom is not really clean.

What should the DC have that it doesn't have now?

Additional Comments, questions, or concerns?



8

Free printing station(s) for engineering stud
ents who are
entitled to it.
GOOD

Coffee/Food available later
.

C
urrent
copies
of engineering course texts P
ast exams w/solutions
for engineering classes
.

B
eds :)


More Apple computers.

Please clean the computer keyboards.

M
ore group study rooms


More lounge chairs, More Comput
ers


The scanners should be moved back into the library rather
than outside the library sensors which makes it impossible to
carry the journal outside the librar
y so

we are not able to scan
the journal as a digital documents and have to make
photocopies r
ather than digitizing

The scanners should be moved back into the library rather
than outside the library sensors which makes it impossible
to carry the journal outside the

librar
y so
, we are not able
to scan the journal as a digital documents and have to
m
ake photocopies rather than digitizing

Stricter noise rules


Working Printers

Basically the only complaint I

have is that the printer
system is confusing and unreliable.

This is not specifically for the Dude, but North Campus needs
MORE PARKING, MORE
FOOD, and more commercial
firms, for things to do.


Maybe more food in stores opened later (other than the
vending machine).


I
t would be great if the cafes, shops etc remain open till late
night..


Nothing

None

An escalator that goes down from the s
econd floor rather than
the elevators.



Printers are very frequently not working and because they
are locked, I can't fix them.

More selections for food. Restaurants open later on Sundays.


M
ore food places


Possibly a recreation room, or somethin
g of the sort where we
could take a break from studies and
related

work. Something
on the lines of the pool table in the student lounge. There
really is nothing to do when you want to take a break. Going
out for a walk is not a good idea as winter is fa
st
approaching!!!



I like the areas by the large windows that have the long
tables and chairs. I believe there were couches there
before. I think the tables and chairs serve a better purpose
and I've noticed more people using those areas because of
that.

More

areas for group meetings in a casual atmosphere, like

Mujo

without the coffee. Something that lists all the available
resources, I feel like the Dude offers more than I know about


M
ore food
services
, so that the waiting queue will not be as
long
as now during rush hours;
CAEN

lab based printers;


P
rinters that do not breakdown and stop working regularly


More food selections


Meets all of my needs.



The printers never work


Sometimes, the room temperature is too low. Maybe, the
air conditi
oning is set at low temperature.

Make it an option to daily sign up or 'rent' a computer for
group meetings so that you will always have a computer with
the needed software.


Buy more scan machines that can automatically scan
separated

papers, it is very

busy in ground works, and I don't
Buy mo
re scan machines that can automatically scan
separated

papers, it is very busy in ground works, and I
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know anywhere else also equips with scan machines. And
now one machine that can do this automatic work is out of
order in

GroundWorks
, only one is available to students, too
hard to use it when I need. Thanks.

don't know anywhere else also equips with scan machines.
And now one machine that can do this automatic work is
out of order in

GroundWorks
, only one is a
vailable to
students, too hard to use it when I need. Thanks.

More food options

Is it possible to have more study
rooms?

It is esp. difficult
to use them if they are used for interviews from 9am
-
5pm
every weekday.


There’re

too few parking spots in the

north campus!!!
Should build a parking structure for students (instead of a
theater)

More Food More windows computers Change name back to
media union


More healthy

affordable food choices.

Bring back the Odwalla bar.

M
ore entertainment centers...mayb
e bowling, more pool
tables, video game centers etc. INSTALL
YAHOO
MESSENGERS ! There is MSN
, but many of us also would
like to have Yahoo messenger.


CAEN

printers, one has to go to
Pierpont

CAEN

lab for free
printing.


More

GroundWorks
, Easier Acce
ss to 3D Lab


Full
-
spectrum lighting. More food selection at cheaper prices.


M
ore Mac computers


Plotter


More pc's, more food options, cheaper food options


C
heaper food.


More seating.


Undergraduate specific study groups. Like chem 130 study
gr
oup for engineers.


An Indian fast food restaurant


I cannot think of such a thing.

I like Dude, thanks.

Less Macs and Sun machines, and more Windows computers.
Those sun machines and macs are almost always unused, and
it's always hard to find a window
s computer, especially if you
need 2 or 3 of them together to work on a group project.
And, better food court in
Pierpont

Commons, Staches only
has over
-
priced weird sandwiches that don't sound appealing,
how about a
KFC

or taco B
ell?

The volleyball
courts shouldn't have been torn down to put
that theater in there, I'd much rather play volleyball than
watch that. Takes the little fun north campus had out of it.

more plug points near the systems


Temperature control; It gets colder with the AC than
it should
be.

N/A

Good

and cheaper restaurants. (
The

ca
feteria

is the best one,
but quite expensive for hot dishes).
Mujo

is quite expensive,
although nice.


More computers
-

especially PCs


More private study table space


Quiet study areas. The Dude
rstadt Center is much too noisy to
work in.


More parking nearby



Please make podcast audio available in non apple format
(.ogg perfered), so it is compatible with
Linux

(my
desktop)

BETTER FOOD! CATER TO VEGETARIANS!


-
M
ore parking. it's ridiculous h
ow there's no place to park.
I

want to study, but not if
I’m

in danger of having my car
ticketed/towed
-
more computers.
There’s

never enough
available
-
more group computer
areas
-
more places to get

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food. especially a

downstairs escalator from the 2nd

to 1st
floor

All

computers should have free printing for engi
neers, rather
than just the
CAEN

labs.

n/a

More staplers.

It's a nice building, well
-
kept and clean. Keep it up.

More lighting on the first floor...the tables with lights over
them are alwa
ys taken


A
CAEN

lab for unlimited engineering printing that is open
24
-
7.


you should be able to make photocopies using entree plus off
of your mcard


More Mac computers. More designated 'silent' study areas.


More outlets for plugging in laptops.
More

space for groups
to work at computers.
It

gets a little crowded trying to fit 4
people around one of the computers there. Also more
accessible parking. My friends and
I

study less at

the
D
uderstadt center now that we have to walk
a ways

in the
dark

to get to it. It doesn't feel as safe.


A
CAEN

lab!


B
etter parking, more food choices

Why

is that
theater

being built right in the middle of the
parking lot? If there is an event there then parking will be
horrible!

Working

escalators....


H
ot drin
king water

Illumination is not enough. The study area is so dark!

More computers so that they aren't all filled up all the time.
Stricter policies on quiet areas and noisy areas.


More places to snack


CAEN

LAB


It should have more
coffee

machines. At

night when you

really have to stay awake, coffee is very important. Or else it
would be even better if there was a 24hrs
coffee

shop there
wh
ere the prices are not inflated.


24
-
hour coffee shop (or cafeteria)


It should have a food court... Often stud
ents study till late in
the night and the only thing around is a wending machine....
there should be more food places.....


A

r
eflection room like the one in Michigan L
eague


I think it has everything that a person could be

looking for.
Perhaps a smal
l convenience

store?
Something

that sold free
foods (fruits, veggies, hummus)


HOT WATER


More comfy places to sit and read


A waterslide. Just kidding. :) I actually can't think of
something that I've wanted while at the Duderstadt Center and
not hav
ing it.

THE DUDE ROCKS! I love the appearance of the
building: it's very engineering
-
like and thus very inviting
for me since I am in the school of Engineering.

Far less Macs and more PCs. There are always open Macs but
never any open PCs during the even
ing and weekend hours.
Certain engineering software only runs on the PCs (and some
Suns) and it really sucks when you can't find any to work on.
More 3
-
4 person study rooms would be helpful for group
meetings. It'd be possible to fit three people in the

normal
study rooms by just adding another chair (for plain old
studying), or up to four by adding a second table and pushing
the tables against the walls (would be very helpful for when
all members have laptops for paper
-
writing)

The new Suns that can run

Gnome and Windows Server
are awesome. Always open (because no one knows they
can run Windows) and super
-
fast. If only they had a
standard keyboard instead of that cruddy Sun model...

More computers.

The desk on the second floor used to have a computer
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screen that showed where open computers are. Put it back,
please. That was very helpful to glance at as you searched
for a computer.

More parking options since the theatre invaded the main
parking lot.


It should have
CAEN

printing labs
-

that are op
en 24/7
-

because I came down there one night to do some printing for a
class but it wasn't available

I love the Dude, it is
definitely

one my favorite places on
campus

Taco Bell


More books. More (and newer) Macs.


Alcohol, S
tarbucks, a white castle


Better printing: printer service is terrible, queue is usually
backed up or out of paper, and it takes a few ho
urs for ITCS
to fix it Extend
ed

Mujo

hours
--

late at night is when I really
need it, I have plenty of other options during day


A place to g
et food when
Pierpont

is closed.

Have an escalator going down not 2 going up.

Recycle bins for drink containers!! Not just trash cans and
paper recycling Faster response for fixing computers /
printers


I don't like how the
CAEN

computer sites close
at midnight,
so you have to go to the other computers, which don't have
free printing.


More Macs, especially some G5's.

What happened to all of the Macs? It seems like they've all
but
disappeared. I

would guess that they're being phased
out since you hav
en't purchased any fast ones in a couple
years. Actually it seems like there are less computers
overall than when I started. One thing that would be
great would be to have some walk up stations in the lobby
like the ones they have over in
Pierpont
. They
're great
when you're just passing through on your way to class. It's
convenient to check email, and I miss being able to do that
like I could down at Angell Hall when most of my classes
were down on central campus.

A better computer support staff.



I
find the library and the facilities excellent.

Separate

areas for group computer work. Too often groups
meet in areas for individual study and it is very distracting!

The Duderstadt Center is a really nice
facility;

the
atmosphere is conducive to studying
.

More study tables


P
revious name was better MEDIA UNION


More places to seat. It is very hard to find a table at night


More food options more late night food options the thing
in

A
ngell hall where it says how many computers are
available and

where. The third floor has that thing locked in
the back...why don't they open that up.


all the things that make central campus great.


1) Staplers, heavy
-
duty hole punches, etc... (rather than
having to go to the info desk) 2) Diet CodeRed
Mountai
nDew in the vending machines. 3) Wireless printing
capabilities!!!!


Some big name food chains with entree
acceptability

like at
the Union or the League.


More smaller tables to study at without a computer



Easy to access introduction to all of the se
rvices and spaces
available. Might be in the form of display cases, or ongoing
video demonstrations of some of the work along with

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information about how
to get

involved. It should be in the
lobby, or maybe along the
connector
.

M
ore tables to work at


Su
n System computers are not enough to meet the needs for
both EECS 427 and EECS 470 class use. often it is hard to
find Sun machines. There should be resting areas since it is
a 24 hour library. Like comfortable traditional sofas, love
seats etc... Th
e lighting on top of computers, especially
around

the
Linux
, Sun, and W
indows computer work stations
are too dim. It often
causes

eye
irritation

because not enough
light is being supplied. The tubed light should be changed.

The Computer work stations usual
ly get loud because it is
such an open space.
Maybe

change or switch the settings
of the
cubicles
.

Pretty

good services.... great place to study!
Some

better
places for food can be available....

The

building sometimes smells of
Chinese

food
--

because
of the P
anda

E
xpress
--

please see if you can get some
other food store
--

that is also open till late....


It's always very cold inside

A location on Central Campus... ha ha

I never really go to North Campus, so it's easier for me just
to use the 9th fl
oor of S Quad or go to the Union Tap
Room or something.

More computers.


Somewhere to buy stamps and letters by the single item and
use of a fax machine towards the copy cards. I'm not sure if
this is possible in
Pierpont

or the Duderstadt.

I noticed an

option to check for the 'use of the Duderstadt'
was Poster Shop. I was completely unaware of this so
called shop. Do I assemble my presentations there? Can I
blow up pictures? Maybe have a brochure available of the
possible services that the Duderstadt of
fers
-

from video
conferencing

to the poster shop to the study rooms for
reservation.

A parking lot.


Double screen work stations like the computers in LS&A.
They're are some lovely ones in the EMS studios and the
video editing rooms but the double scree
n work environment
can make such a difference when designing or even when
organizing a paper. Also more certification courses for
resources that require them
-

better yet would be a faster
process for graduate students who have prior experience with
the

equipment and simply want access to known resources.
Better information (and hours of operation/web reservation)
concerning

the resources at checkpoint charlie.

The DC is great. Especially the rapid prototyping machine.
I want to give special recogniti
on to John Merlin Williams,
Mark (?) the DC facilities manager, Linda Kendall
-
Knox,
and James (?) the manager of the 3D lab, an amazing staff
helps keep things organized and
innovative
.

Places to sleep


I am currently satisfied with the DC services, a
nd do not see
the need for anything additional.

See 24.


The engineering library is a great atmosphere
--

very
pleasant and sunny even in the winter. The engineering
support services (
CAEN
,
GroundWorks
, computers,
printers) are
unparallel
!


I really like

the new Sun computers that run Windows,
located on the 3rd floor. They work
really well

for CAD
modeling and simulation.

More places to eat.



I always complain about the Duderstadt Center not having
enough tables for study....yes, there are many compu
ters,
but we have groups and we can't usually fit in one

of the
computer tables, so I'd

really love to have more tables.
Also, the computer room in the second floor, the south
-
west, gets extremely cold that you can't even type on the
computers. Thank you.

I
t should have more food
available

at more hours.


A good coffee shop that is open 24/7.

Mujo is a coffee shop that does not meet my expectations.
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They

do not properly stock things or do their inventory. I
remember thi
s happening quite a few times.

me:
I would
like a mocha' them: we are out of chocolate me:
me:
How about a coffee? them: we are out of coffee beans.
me: chai? them: we are out of milk. me: water? them: we
are out of ice. This is unacceptable. They should stock
their invent
ory better! Keep better track and order
a
head
of time so that they don't run out of essentials like coffee,
milk, cocoa etc.

R
ules about quiet study, groups sometimes get too noisy


M
ore janitorial staff


M
ore food options

I like everything else

I fou
nd printing at the Dude a bit difficult to figure out, but
once I did, I was very pleased with it
-

there are lots of
printers and they're nice and fast.

The coffee shop is great!


There is a great demand for
CAEN

computers on Central
Campus, so having mo
re
CAEN

computers on Central, for
example, in the Undergraduate Library, would be helpful.

I think there should be more areas to study at a table, such as
the areas near

Mujo
's. It is easy to study there while eating
lunch and also not feel like you need

to be silent.


M
ore choices for food that is not too expensive...
Mujo

has a
decent selection but it is all pretty expensive


M
ore couches



The printers this year have been really bad. I don't know
how many times I've had to go to a different place
to print
things because I can't find a working printer or I have to
change machines because they can't see the pri
nter or
some other error. One W
indows machine I was on
crashed when I hit the print b
utton in W
ord
-

more than
once. This is unacceptable.
Previous semesters it has
been very reliable. I don't know what happened, but it is
virtua
lly impossible to print from a W
indows machine in
particular this semester
-

but often the printers themselves
are down so even that doesn't matter.


Food. The pric
es at

Mujo

are ridiculous. Something needs
to be done because it makes me want to never buy
anything on north campus.

Parking


A screen indicating which computers are open. Used to have
this in previous years, but it is gone now. It was very helpful
to l
ocate an open computer.


M
ake the CAB service at nights more frequent

(
it takes like
an hour for the cab to come.)


Traditional private study space. This belongs at least where
the tiny rooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Recruitment
interviews do not b
elong in the library.

The Duderstadt's menacing, corporate architectural
presence is repulsive. It's also distinctly inconvenie
nt and
uncomfortable to use.

Three major improvements could
make the building good: 1) creating a spacious and visible
connecti
on between the ground floor and the basement. 2)
completely reconfiguring the diamond
-
shaped area of Star
Trek
-
like common spaces and conference rooms to be
comfortable, legible, and functional. 3) connecting this
area with a new building or extension to
ward Bonisteel,
which could be built around a new courtyard, and might
include a variety of programming. 4) Avalon Bakery
pastries at

Mujo

again!

MORE MAC'S!!!!! More tables to do homework, and more

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power cords on the big tables to plug laptops into.


The

Mujo

cafe is a great place to drink coffee, meet
friends, and get caught up on newspapers. The basement
is my favorite place to do homework and study. Also, I've
enjoyed some of the books that are provided in the
recreational reading section. Th
e printers in the
basement haven't been working when I try to use them.

The Duderstadt Center may already have this, but if so the
staff was not aware. For some engineering presentations, we
are required to use an overhead projector so we need to
photoco
py our slides onto clear sheets. The staff told us we
had to go all the way to the architecture building to do this,
though it seems there should be a way of accomplishing it in
the Duderstadt Center.


The DC should have better chairs. The chairs right
now tilt
forward as opposed to backward, which is very
awkward
.
They also are very hard to operate and seem to break very
easily. Perhaps less expensive but more robust chairs with
fewer features (only up/down adjustment and reclining tilt)
would be a be
tter investment. Also, small lamps at
workstations, especially at the stations with no computers
would be very nice. Better cleaning at

Mujo

would be good
too. Finally, the chairs in the central collaboration area are
way too low compared to the tables
for comfort.


More study areas (areas without computers, just normal
tables)


More food and drink outlets.


Chairs

with swing desks in the little cushy seating areas, like
in the basement of
Pierpont
.
The

box tables are too small and
inconvenient for g
roup work.


Study rooms for student use, instead of just company
interviews.

Parking is always an issue, and the Macs in the Dude have
slowly dwindled in number.

A food resource after midnight better than the current vending
machines


More study tables.

None


I find that the printers are often not working, especially
during late hours. More rovers would be helpful to fix this
problem.

The DC should have
CAEN

printing.


Sofas.

Need slightly stronger ceiling lighting in computer areas.

Doors
that

AL
LOW TALL PEOPLE TO PASS THROUGH
WITHOUT STOOPING


Gr
eater availability to study rooms, more study areas


A
CAEN

lab with free printing.

None.



A Big Screen Movie Theater for Elegant screenings.

Why is the escalator broken so much? Also, an escalator
going down from the 2nd to the first floor would be nice.

Higher Printing quota

Great place to study.

CAEN

printing


The Center should have some way of notifying appropriate
personnel

when a printer is out of service. Sometimes one of
the two printers

will go out forcing all of the load onto the
other; eventually that one fails too.


More PCs, and more places that are dedicated to quiet
studying. They don't have to be individual study rooms, just
more designated quiet areas.

The Sun computers take up

much space that could be used
for PCs or Macs, and it seems as though they are almost
never used. The quantity and lack of usage is frustrating
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when, during prime hours, all PCs are filled, and yet all the
Sun Microsystems are open because no one is fami
liar
with them or has time to spend waiting for them to meet
all their needs.

Better noise control



I'm very satisfied with what the Duderstadt Center can
offer
right

now.

Character.


Free Printing (
CAEN

printing). Better lighting in the lower
level
(Some areas are not as well lit).


N
o

M
ore quiet study area

More quiet study areas. It can be quite loud at times.


A

down escalator from the second floor

I

don’t

really care about the escalator

A

water slide


More food options


A
CAEN

lab with
CAEN

printers, not just
CAEN

computers
.


Perhaps more study tables

I love the 'Dude.' It's a nice reliable way to study at any
time of the day.

More desks and possibly more machines for the exam times.

I love the DUDE!

More computers. There are never en
ough during peak hours,
no matter what the monitors say. Specifically, there are never
enough PC's that have all of the necessary software for some
engineering courses.


G
ame tables near recreational reading



I think more lightings are required in the
lobby (tables near
the cafe)

More girls at the front desks.


A

down escalator when coming from the second floor more
copies of books related to courses...can't find any microwave
filter books right now cuz other students have them. the
dude
should

have free parking all the time...just like every
other place on campus, what else is my tuition supposed to go
to

Like

the online journal sources,
I

wish all the books wer
e
electronically available,
and alums should also have the
opportunity to pay for
CA
EN

and computer access
too...especially since none of our tuition went to free
parking.

Possibly more tables for students to study, but it can't be too
cramped because that creates an unpleasant atmosphere.
Otherwise I'm pretty happy with the
Duderstadt

Center.


Unlimited printing. It's silly that in the building Engineering
students are most directed to
CAEN

does not run the printers.

The building should be focused on student use, not profit.
The fact that Career Fair is not given top priority over th
e
coffee shop is ridiculous. Frankly, the
existence

of the
coffee shop that is then not kept open when most useful,
over night, is a tangible example of how profit driven and
shallow the University has become.

More tables on the second floor and more stu
dy tables overall
in the building. Also, get better food choices, especially in
the vending machines.

An open house would be nice to see all that is available
there.

-
Get rid of the sun machines they are useless
-
More large
group study tables and le
ss book shelves
-
All
CAEN

printing
-
Should sell beer to go with the pizza at ugo's
-
Get golf carts
to drive across the diag during the winter

B
asically it would just be sweet to have a note board

More tables designed for group study.

This is my fa
vorite place to study. It gets VERY cold
on the 3rd floor though. Could you please turn up the heat?
Also, could you please fix the purple chairs that do not
change
height?

Please take away more of the Sun
computers because they are rarely occup
ied. MACs aren't
used often either. There should be a noteboard (like the
UGLI) in which people can leave messages saying where
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they are studying in case friends are coming to meet them.
This would reduce phone calls and conversations in
normally quie
t study areas.

Display more detailed map of each building level showing
computer resources, study tables, and bookshelves. Also
advertise all of the different services the DC offers.

To keep people from wandering the computer labs on the
second and third

floors looking for a computer, place a
plasma television on the second floor (near the escalators)
with computer availability mapped onto it, as ITCS has
done in the 'fishbowl' of Mason/Angell Hall.

More food options until later at night.


There should
be a bowling alley or some other form of
recreation for students on North Campus. The students who
study on North Campus, who are mainly engineers and art
and architecture and music students are too focused on studies
and this can be detrimental to their
psychological

health. The
fact that North Campus does not have many forms of
relaxation and instead only has facilities that are related to
work has definitely attributed to the fact that we are classified
as students who have overly studious lives and an

inactive
lifestyle. But the Duderstadt Center can make a difference.
By including a bowling alley or something as simple as an
arcade, the atmosphere on North Campus will be more
conducive for the all rounded development of students and
staff alike.

Non
e.


Parking is difficult.

Cheaper food areas. We often have to eat lunch, dinner and a
snack in between during the course of the day. Each meal
costs an average of 5$

(including a drink) and that makes
about 15$ a day. For a student,
that’s

asking a lot.

Prices on
bottled drinks and etc. cannot be reduced, but the food made
at University can be sold a little cheaper.

While the toilets at the Media Union are always clean, the
ones in
Pierpont

Commons (near the DPS office) are not
very clean. There alway
s is toilet paper lying on the floor
and the toilet itself smells musty.

T
utors for engin101


More Windows
-
based machines, wireless printing, more
desks/study areas w/ desktop surfaces (i.e. get rid of the
couches in upstairs alcoves), possibly Herman
-
Miller Aeron
chairs.

The couches in the upstairs alcoves are NOT comfortable
by any stretch of the imagination and should be replaced
with some outward facing desks. Otherwise, The Dude is
a great place to study and work.

More windows computers.


M
ore
parking


More Study Rooms and Conference Rooms. They are always
full. Cannot study or conference when I need it most.

Need to re
-
allocate space in the building to better serve
students' group &
individual

study needs.

It would be nice to have more inexpe
nsive food options even
if it's just more vending machines with variety. It would also
be convenient to have more parking (though I understand it's
not easy to change).


More comfy chairs in

Mujo
.

I love the

Mujo
. It doesn't have the best coffee but it

does
have the best atmosphere on north campus.

Food open later than midnight, perhaps until 2AM or so.
MORE STUDY ROOMS!!

Very often when my girlfriend and I come here to study
we try and find a study room only to find that they are all
taken up. I

normally would not have a problem with this
except for the fact that at any given time at least 4 of the
rooms are occupied by nothing other than the persons
laptop, school books, and book bag, there is no one in the
room and the motion activated lights a
re turned off
indicating they have not been there for quite some time. I
don't think its fair that people should be able to leave for a
meal and by leaving their stuff essentially keep the room
from being used by students that have study needs that are
ju
st as urgent, while they go have a nice dinner with their
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friends. One could remove this stuff and place it outside
of the room or the front desk but the last thing anyone that
has all that homework wants to do is to get into a
confrontation with another
student. If one of the staff
could periodically (like every 1/2 hour or so) walk past all
the study rooms and make sure that if there are any rooms
with stuff in them and the lights off, that their stuff be
moved to the circulation desk so the room can be

used by
other students. I am aware of the fact that you can check
out a room, but very often it is something that is spur of
the moment, and since we cannot reserve them within 24
hours we are on the first
-
come first serve basis, I just think
that others

on the same basis should not be able to hold a
room that is not reserved by leaving their stuff in there and
walking away.

More Windows machines and more printers. A
CAEN

lab
for printing would also be nice. More parking for students.


Vending machi
nes for late
-
night drinks/snacks.


Parking. There used to be a parking lot but someone decided
to put a building there. Now it is not as worth
while

to visit
after 5
because

there is no parking.


More

space to socialize and chat during the short stud
y
breaks. Space for group studies with big tables, boards,
plugs

etc. (apart fro
m the ones close to

Mujo
) so that groups can
work in semi
-
private environments.

I like the building and it services. It is one of the best I
have ever seen.

I think the Media

Union is lacking in Macintosh computers
and the ones currently in the building are outdated. Please
invest in Macintosh computers.

I think the Media Union could use more quiet areas for
students to study.

Free printing, cheaper food

The food and drinks a
re too expensive

More stations that display what computers are being used.
This way I don't have to walk around for ten
minutes

before I
realize there
are no computers

left.


Nothing comes immediately to mind


24 hour food places


Office supplies (at l
east a stapler)


More room for quiet areas.


Fair prices for the cafes. And more frequent bus services.



The Duderstadt Center needs to have more areas where
you can use your unlimited
CAEN

printing.

More long study tables

The lighting could be a litt
le brighter


I enjoy studying in comfortable places in the dud with lots
of natural light.

The printers often jam and stay jammed for many hours.
Someone should periodically check to make sure they are all
up. Once, four printers on one floor were inop
erative right as
I had to print out an assignment that was due! Also, clean
the restrooms periodically during the day. They're often
filthy!

The printers often jam and stay jammed for many hours.
Someone should periodically check to make sure they are

all up. Once, four printers on one floor were inoperative
right as I had to print out an assignment that was due!
Also, clean the restrooms periodically during the day.
They're often filthy!

More chairs, more sofas and tables, some place to catch a
nap,
more places to get food, possibly cheaper food.

The temperature in the Duderstadt Center should be
constant throughout...
It’s

too cold in some parts, while
it’s

warm in other...

Cell
-
Phone Signals especially in the
basement (
Although
this may dist
urb others because of the cell
-
phones' ringing,
but I think it's important because my parents and friends keep
complaining that my
cell phone

is not available while I am in
the basement of here.) Hot water for drinking (I always
bring hot water, but w
hile I finishing
it;

I don't know where to
Some seats don't have enough
light or

the shadow of user's
head may appeal on the
books (
Maybe my head is too
big......)

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refill.)

M
ore food outlets and chairs and tables

A

very good place to sit and study

You
need a reason to come down... it would be great if
courses were avail online.

Calling

it
the Dude is not so hot. Did UMEC

do that...
what idiots.

More individual study rooms


M
ore computers, free parking, a good atlas, more study
rooms, more dining place
s


A way to spend meal credits

Many computers go unused because they do not have
windows or a familiar format.

It should be warmer during the winter!


A designated quiet study area. Too many students feel free to
just chat away in the library and it is

impossible to find a quiet
area unless you reserve a study room. I have personally asked
many of them to please keep it down
-

especially if the area
was quiet until a certain group of students arrived. I've tried
reasoning with them to please keep it d
own
-

since it is loud
everywhere else in the library, but no one seems to have any
respect anymore. Also, for the study rooms, it would be nice
to have a key provided to you if and only if you have reserved
the study room so that you can go the bathroom
or gather
journals etc. without having to worry about your things. It is
a catch
-
22 to want to keep your things in the room so no one
will take it, but be able to leave for a few minutes at a time
while keeping your things safe.



Great facility, but it
was pretty ridiculous to change the
name. It will always be the Media Union to me and quite a
few other students.

A

healthier option for food, maybe a fruit/vegetable stand or
something.


Library should subscribe to the Serious 'Automotive News',
incl.

the online version, and m
ake it available remotely to all
UM

faculty and staff
. The above is considered 'The Bible' of
the auto industry and is glaring by its absence.
It

is not
ne
cessary that it subscribes to 'C
ar and Driver' and other fluff
enthusias
t magazines instead.


We need better restaurants on north campus. This might be an
answer for the
Pierpont

C
ommons folks.



I find the atmosphere to be comfortable and pleasant
especially with the natural lighting.

I do not use the resources enough to
address this question.


More variety for food. It all seems to be associated with
University Catering and the food is overpriced.


T
he ability to scan journals
without

having to le
ave the library
environment T
he ability to access all of the scanned ar
ticles
that other faculty have had provided for their courses


You could probably always use more casual seating, friendly
to laptop use (i.e., not just benches).


More/better food.


Showers

would be nice for the staff who run/bike to work or
during t
he day.
Also
, the generic seating that is by

Mujo

is
very popular,
I

bet people would appreciate more of it.

Frank (the custodian) and his crew do an excellent job.

N/A

N/A

M
usic practice rooms, pianos (good quality)


A faculty
liaison

that can direc
tly answer and guide faculty to
the proper person or entity within the D.C. With so many
resources, it is often difficult to find out what the D.C. offers
--
T
he D.C. is one of the treasures of the north campus and
the university at large. There should be a way campus
wide of recognizing all of the

activities that happen there
--
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how to use it, where it is, etc. You did at one point have
something like this in Linda's Place.

T
he community should also know what is happening as
well.

A 24/7 Cafe.


Since I do

not really use the DC, I do not have any
suggestions. I think the food court is an excellent idea, but
worry about the clutter (chairs and tables in the way)

during a
building evacuation.


I do not use the facility enough to give a suggestion.


More tr
ash receptacles. More campus telephones.

I use the meeting rooms near the cafeteria for lunch
meetings. I participate in Engineering's recruiting events
there.

F
ood

court more rooms to study


M
ore hours for

Mujo

and Espresso Royale

The range of serv
ices is terrific. The leak in the ceiling is
an
embarrassment

(this may be
Pierpont

rather than
Duderstadt but not many folks will make the distinction.)
Placing buckets in the center of the hallway is unsafe,
tacky, and shows a lack of pride in our faci
lities. This is so
closely affiliated with an engineering school
--
if engineers
at UofM can't get it right, who can? Get a dialogue with
Pierpont

and see what can be done to fix it properly.

C
heaper parking


The ability to scan documents on the upper floo
r, rather than
having to take old journals from upstairs down to

GroundWorks

to scan them.

I like the Dude.

-
A quiet zone. Certain times of day there is lots of activity in
some of the computer areas which is very distracting. Since
most of the
CAEN

lab
s around N. C
ampus are one room they
can't be quiet areas but it would be nice to designate an area
as a no
-

The

GroundWorks

help people are not very helpful.
Telling someone who is new to the equipment to read the
FAQ is just being lazy. They have to ins
truct a little but.

P
ost office


More restaurants (but that's a commentary on all of North
Campus...)


more meeting rooms US postal office


A place that sells grab
-
and
-
go hot prepared food preferably
with some international flavor (not cold muffi
ns, sandwiches
etc.)


It would be nice to have more multimedia rooms and more
electronic
music rooms
.

On the most part, I am impressed by and grateful for the
excellence and professionalism of the DC staff.

Easier

access to money machines. As it is, we
must illegally
park to use the ones in the foyer.

I love the Duderstadt photo wall. Interesting stuff. I think
the atmosphere and cleanliness is top notch.

Really happy with the
place. Maybe

a bigger Quiet study area
and more study rooms probably...woul
d help more...because
sometimes

there are no spaces available.



I use the library only. I take out books and return them

Longer hours for food. More multi
-
media
resources
. New
scanners. Color printers.


More sitting next to

Mujo

cafe



This survey f
illed out by full time staff has questions that
simply can't be answered. Please be sure that each
question has an answer that a full
-
time staff can fill out.

More parking. Lots more parking for visitors. Especially a
problem on weekends


Friday evening

movies or happy hours


More large tables like the tables near the breezeway on the
first floor.


Duderstadt is a great place and an awesome resource!

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A

working
escalator:

it's been closed for nearly a week now
cheaper food
--
Mujo
's expensive! well, t
he coffee's reasonably
priced, and the soup, but the other stuff...well, it doesn't fit my
budget


Covered and/or enclosed connection to EECS/Lay Auto and
to Lurie


Perhaps a noontime concert from time to time to help liven up
the place, such as in the a
trium during the winter, out on the
patio in the spring and summer. For some reason, I think giant
video screens showing cool tech in use or under development
at the U
-
M would be a nice backdrop, but am not sure if that
would raise objections in the atrium

area, for example.
Perhaps that would be interesting in the concourse between
the DC and the Commons.

I'm generally easy to please about things like this.

I’m

not sure since
I

have only used the Duderstadt C
enter for
performances and the performance spac
e was nice.
It

could be
warmer in there (the audio visual studio with the mat stage).


Seats to eat one's lunch at the
concession

stands! Also
a quiet
comfortable place to read, study, chats

with colleagues. You
are tremendously space bound. North Campus
is pathetic
compared to main campus. Nee
d to alleviate sterile feel to
North C
ampus.


An entrance on the road side of the building near the BME
building.

A lot of the services listed I did not know existed.

More food/drink resources with late hours

I sti
ll call it the Media Union

I don't know how to answer this question. I have no idea what
the Duderstadt Center should mean to me.

What is this place? How can it be useful? Why is it
located on North Campus if it seems to be something you
want al
l s
tudents to use?

Can you make an outreach or
some other center that provides at least a part of the same
resources and put it on Central Campus so it
would be
practical to visit?
What are your constraints? Mine are
limited time, money, and knowl
edge.
H
ow can this Center
become a part of what I know about this campus (still a
first year grad student getting acclimated)? Parking in
general is expensive or nonexistent, so in order for a
resource to be useful, it must be easily accessible. If it
takes a
n hour round
-
trip to travel to North Campus, it
becomes a large tax on your time that I'm spending at
work, in class, or on projects.

We can always use more computers, especially around exams.
Group study areas are
good;

overall I think it serves its
pur
pose.



I
t's a very cool place, can't wait to have the new sound
studio

The

website could be more user friendly
-

think of it from the
viewpoint of a staff person looking for something.
More

links
on more pages to the same things would help. Often I ca
nnot
find what I'm looking for without taking a bit of time.


More

printers.
More

larger tables for study groups.


Another Audio Studio! :)


The Duderstadt Center should have a microphone inventory in
Checkoutpoint Charlie for use in the inventory of

the video
studio. The DC should also have a student control group
which works with John Merlin Williams to help solve issues
between student needs, faculty needs, and staff needs if issues
arise. There have been multiple issues with students not
working

constructively with staff members because of

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problems which arise because of conflict, and there is
currently no outlet to show this frustration. The DC should
also put NEW Macintosh G5 Dual Processor machines in the
Audio and EMS studios. It is silly t
hat the facilities which
use extreme amounts of processing power and currently have
Macintosh G4 Single Processor machines.

A gallery space equipped for performance and video
installation. Like a cross between the video studio and the
gallery that exist
s now.


More parking. Now that the new theater has taken up a
sizeable portion of the
Pierpont
/Duderstadt parking lot, there
is very little parking available. Even at night when the 'pass
lots' are open to the public, there is still little parking
available. Many of my friends who commute to class cannot
find a parking space (they have parking passes) if they arrive
anytime later than 10am.

If possible, there should be an express bus that services
Pierpont
/Duderstadt and the Union. The Commuter is

a
good bus to use to get anywhere on campus, but the time it
takes to get from North Campus to the Union is 30+
minutes. Even though the commuter comes every 10
minutes (or is supposed to), the bus is usually packed full.
An express to the Union that co
mes every 15 minutes
would be a great help.

I

noticed that it is difficult to find the
CAEN

service center..
maybe a map of the building with room numbers or some
form of signs that will make it a bit easier to find things in the
building



During busy t
imes it is hard to find a computer, especially
if you are with more than one person.

Locker usage instructions. More power outlets at the quiet
study area and some partitions on the 2nd and 3rd floors.


The Duderstadt should have a
CAEN

Lab. I know
CAEN

software is available, but as an engineering student we should
be able to get free printing in the highly used Duderstadt.


Healthier selection of food and have more dining options on
the weekend.

Bathrooms, study rooms and workstations are in need of
cl
eaning.

There needs to be a Little
Caesars’

Pizza. All of the food
options are too expensive and I hate all of the hippie coffee
shops. They suck.

Good work making most of the machines run windows.
That makes my life a lot easier. You should make the
rest
run windows and make the printers more reliable. They
only work about three quarters of the time.

B
etter food options

The

dude is a nice place. it is always clear and things
usually work very well.

Better numbering system for rooms or better maps.


Cellular phone service can be available in the basement.
There is no way for the outside to contact the students who
stay there by phone call in the emergency. Bell sound can be
refrained through the vibration activation. My friend have
experienced tr
ouble that her family tried to contact her for
baby's
illness

and her family has no car so, they just waited
before his coming back.

Too frequent announcement before the closing
time during

the vacation season. 4 time from 11 P.M
to 12.P.M

with

loud sound.

I
ndoor or at least covered bicycle parking/racks


For PAT majors like myself, the V room is very inadequate. It
is a very useful tool that I love using, but it's current set up
downright sucks and it is very hard to record.


Film chains in all formats
to transfer archival film to digital
format. Regular 8
mm.

Super 8mm. and 16mm. to Firewire.


Reinstall the Mac CPUs and scanning/etc. area in the
basement as it's very useful for after hours work
--
both to staff
and students. We don't always have access t
o software/or
hardware that we need within our own workstations and
require the U to provide the resources elsewhere, i.e. at the
Duderstadt

Center.


More drinks in vending machines. More non
-
computing areas

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dedicated to study only.

It needs more Macint
osh computers, and better wireless

It needs more Macintosh computers

Stache's Sandwiches offers poor quality food at
exorbitant

prices. The pricing is not reflective of similar dining options,
and thus I ponder, why precisely they are still in business.

Irrespective of my opinion, they will be out of business and
rotting within 2 years, due to natural market forces. If
interested as to why, simply inspect the circumstances
surrounding McDonalds, which closed its doors due to nasty
food and rude empl
oyees.

Otherwise, I
genuinely

enjoy the Dude, and it is the most
advanced

building on campus, second to the new EECS
building.

M
ore food/drinks or vending machines with entree plus

Y
ay dude!

Music at places. Conversation pits


More electrical outlets


Nothing, its perfect

I

love the dude

It is sometimes hard to find a place to use my laptop where
there is
electricity

available. Also, there are times when I
have a group meeting scheduled in the late afternoon when
there are no free tables
-

or there a
re but we can't readily find
them.


More tables, more outlets, and printers on the ground floor.

The printing with mprint! when it works is great.
However, it often fails
--

it doesn't like some aspect of the
pdf or postscript file. Among my fellow g
rad students,
the Duderstadt is a great environment to get writing done,
by oneself and in small groups. Coffee and internet access
are the
perquisites

for any research locale, and these two
basic needs
--
like water and air
--
have been provided. The
remainin
g issue is in the Duderstadt is actually finding

seating and power outlets.
The future is laptops and I
predict that you can't go wrong with more open tables,
chairs and those cool lights. (Good work area li
ghting, like
that provided by

those cool lights,

is coveted by students
and good for the eyes. I'd b
u
y up the manufactures stock
before they stop making the model!) With regard to power
outlets, note that a table can hold an entire meeting of 6
-
8
people writing on laptops
--
the number of available outlet
s
needs to be doubled.

Better maps/orientation for facilities in the center as well as
for North Campus. More public exhibits of current student
and faculty projects and activities in various disciplines would
be welcome. More room for eating/visiting/so
cializing would
also be an improvement, I think.

As I understand it, this facility was meant to promote
interaction among various colleges and disciplines on
North Campus. However, the physical nature of the
building does not lend itself to this at all. It

presents itself
mostly as a hallway between other buildings, not as a
gathering place. A better sense of arrival, more connected
'public' space, and easier discoverability of the facilities
seems to be needed. I'm not sure if the physical structure
allows

much improvement, though.

A specific study section with no talking allowed. The
basement is sort of like this already. It would be nice to just
go ahead and denote the basement the 'quiet floor'.


Don't know

Change the name back


It's a great place for

me to study when the music library is
closed and that way I don't have to go to central.

?

The recording studio is wonderful.

More lounge areas on the first floor.


Some forms of entertainment and recreation. More
resources

e.g. increase number of text
books available to students instead
of the usual one copy per course! More food places...
currently, the choices are very limited.


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A bagel place!! Bru
e
g
g
ers maybe? (instead of Panda
Express...)

It s
tays clean which is welcoming.

M
ore food options


D
ec
ent food


I really have no idea what the Center is supposed to be. North
Campus in general needs A LOT. More food choices
(especially vegetarian ones), a grocery store, small businesses
(barber shop/salon, dry cleaners), would be nice to have
within wal
king distance. A place to purchase sheet music and
musical supplies would be good. North Campus sucks.


It is OK as is.


More computers, during peak hours, can be near impossible to
find one.

The computers on the west side of the basement that we
re
removed over the
summer

were very useful and easier to
find a free one.

I would add more food service areas that are open later
(besides the

Mujo
).

I really like the Duderstadt and think that it's quite well run
and clean.

I don't think it's lacking

anything in particular.


A warmer temperature...it is too cold in the building most of
the time and just plain sad that in spite of many complaints in
the past, that the temperature is still maintained so low. It
would also help if

Mujo

is less expens
ive...keeping in mind
that we are students with minimal or no incomes, it is
ridiculous that

Mujo

charges so much for a cup of coffee or
hot chocolate! I don't see what ingredients in the cup add up
to that high a cost, and knowing what they pay their
empl
oyees, I am even more puzzled at their fleecing students!


A

24hr restaurant


A TV for news


-
Collating, Page Feeding, Copy Machines that charge to
printing account!
-
More staplers, pencil sharpeners, hole
punchers etc..
-
Quick Printing Sites in groun
d level atrium
for last minute printing.
-
Soda vending machine on third
floor.

-
The escalators are closed too often.
-
Can I print from my
laptop to the Duderstadt printers?
-
Do not empty the
recycled paper bins as often...they are very good scrap
paper
sources...when full.
-
I've recently had problems
printing directly from
F
irefo
x.


Some times printers are out of order.

More food options.


More couches to study on


M
ore color copiers


Software store, music supply shop, Taco Bell


M
aybe more comf
y seats like some couches or lazy
-
boy
-
esques seats or some such thing. Otherwise it's very nice the
way it is!


T
utors

I

love you

Higher tables and desks for wheelchair access, it is difficult to
roll under the current desks and tables.


Additional loca
tions for quiet study without computers

The addition of

Mujo

and a relaxed food/drink policy to
the Duderstadt Center was an amazingly good idea; other
libraries should perhaps follow suit.

Direct shuttle from central campus
.

Information desks with
people
-
not kiosks
.

Clear m
arking

on street level
o
f where
parking is
--
and where commuter lots are
.

Decision tree
which helps you decide what part of the Dud
e

you need to
use. It's big and confusing.

I have no idea what services are offered where
--
like what
software is available on what machines where. It would
be very helpful to have
software

available

per lab listed
somewhere so you could figure out what would be best for
you. It would be much
cozier

with there were fireplaces
scattered

throughout the b
uildings.

M
ore tables/spaces to study


More tables and chairs as well as more quiet areas.


More bus service to it after hours and on the weekends.

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Music practice rooms.

More tables for studying


Have more spaces for live recording, more isolation r
ooms to
record audio


First, the default attendance is set to 0 and must always be
changed to 1. Can the default be set to 1? Second, you
have to select the Duderstadt Center as the building. There
are no other buildings, can it be set so that you
don't have to
select the Duderstadt Center before you get a list of the rooms
when you browse events. Can it be set so that the list of
rooms is always there?



More food
options and

more parking...


More food options, with cheaper food. Install sof
tware such
as Mono (mono
-
project.com) on Macs and
Linux

boxes.
Books in PDF format, for easy checkout.

It would be nice if Windows and Mac instructional labs
were open during crunch time. It seems like these
computers are not being used at all!

M
ore ta
bles in

Mujo

area
laptop

locks for rent at circulation
desk / places to lock to tables

The computer services, hardware, and other services at the
Duderstadt center are the best I've encountered at any
university.

More computers in the
Duderstadt

baseme
nt.
It’s

nice that
there are new computers, but the area that used to have
computers should still have some computers, they don't have
to be for special software, just for e
-
mail and printing.

Usually during the day (11am
-
3pm) the printers in the
basement

will become jammed or stalled and won't get
fixed till much later in the day. This can be frustrating.

Better climate control. It is always very cold where I study on
the third floor south west side.

I really enjoy the Duderstadt Center. It has made

my time
on North Campus convenient and enjoyable. Keep up the
good work!

M
ore quiet study area more
cubbies

-

like the ones on the left
side of the second floor


More

study rooms.
More

outlets for laptops (for example,
by the

Mujo

there are not enou
gh outlets near the tables).



I love the dude

An enforced quiet space/reading room with nice lighting. A
24/7 coffee machine.

The entire building needs a reevaluation of priorities in
terms of study and computing space and use of space.
There needs
to be sealed, quiet reading rooms; quiet
computing rooms (individual work only); and then group
computing rooms (with two chairs per screen). Better use
of spaces near windows
--
those low, knee
-
high tables on
the 2nd/3rd floor are not usable. More individ
ual and
quiet study spaces
--
fewer big, blank tables. Big tables
would be okay if there were lamps in the middle of them
to discourage group work. Groups should be segregated
from quiet areas. Fix the terribly inefficient use of space
where the

GroundWor
ks

facility was removed
--
people
spread out and use entire desks
--
and the 'collaboration
area.' Focus less on cute department names
(
GroundWorks
, Checkoutpoint Charlie, etc.) and more on
function (scanning, media dubbing, video editing,
equipment loan offi
ce)
--
would be much friendlier to new
customers. There's a lot to overcome because of the
complicated layout of the building, so SIMPLIFY,
consolidate, make it all clearer when you can! You've got
great resources across the street in the architecture and
urban planning departments
--
re
-
working spaces within the
Duderstadt could be an awesome project for students and
faculty.


Printing from personal laptops



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1.Please provide HOT WATER. 2.Please offer HOT
WATER. 3.HOT WATER please.

HOT WATER, please. :)

M
ore daytime parking for people without blue passes


Little closets. Bedrooms for busy engineers


B
etter parking, more cozy study atmosphere


It's great!


More study carrels instead of just tables and chairs
--
carrels
are quieter.


There needs to be
a lot more space for general studying. All
of the tables are always occupied and I find myself having to
go to central campus just to find a chair and read a book. It is
ridiculous.


More computers in general Computers with DVD drives
More scanner
s


A non
-
group work floor in which only quiet studying is done,
much like the grad library down on central campus


Electronic versions of publications should have a central
access portal including journals and books. Also, the
electronic collections sho
uld be more complete. For example:
I have been unable to locate the older AIAA papers on
microfilm. They are difficult to find digitally and there are no
hard copies. Also, no one after 5PM seems to know where
they are.


As a sound engineering major, I

would like to see additional
audio facilities at the Duderstadt. It is very
,

very difficult to
get good studio time with the current facilities being so
limited in their capacity and the current user base being so
large. I know this is a difficult probl
em to solve, however.

The Duderstadt is always TOO COLD, regardless of the
season! I have trouble focusing after spending more than a
few hours there due to the uncomfortable cold.

More scanners


A

larger number of comfortable chairs for reading.


P
ark
ing

the PC's always seem to be in much higher demand/usage
than other OS's.
Often

times hard to find one


Your staffing, especially people like Jacques Mersereau,
Ryan Wilcox, Tom Bray and their staffs, have been
extraordinary resources for me, and have m
ade working
there truly exciting.
GroundWorks

staff have also been
extremely helpful with problem solving. The expertise
they have shared with me, my faculty colleagues and my
students has been exemplary. I am forever grateful!

Better group work areas.

Maybe more groups of PC's that are
organized in clumps of say, four so as to allow for better
group work. Most labs have at best groups of 3's.


There really needs to be a large quiet reading room.
Something similar to the Grad. Library or Law Library
reading room. One that truly is quiet and has a lot of table
space. The study areas are either full or noisy during the day.


Better computers.

I think bathroom should be cleaned more regularly and
computers should be cleaned

(keyboard). Also, needs
som
e signs where people need to be quiet.

I think that

Mujo

can be improved. As it stands it does not
offer enough variety. If you do not like drinking coffee or
eating muffins then

Mujo

does not meet your needs. I also
think that there could be more
accessible areas for groups of
2
-
3 students to work in an environment more like that of the
Ugli where students can talk and work in small groups and
not have to worry about disturbing other students. As it
stands there are only a few tables near

Mujo

and

there are

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desks in the upper floors but these are often occupied by
individual students, which deters groups from working there
because they cannot be loud and
they do

not wan
t to disturb
other students.
I also think that the computers that are in the
CA
EN

labs are out of date. I have noticed that the Dell
Optiplex computers have been updated in the FXB and the
ITCS machines in the Ugli but the
CAEN

machines in
Pierpont

and also in the Ugli have not been updated. Some
even feature CRT monitors. I think

that the computers in the
FXB are excellent and that students would use these
computers if more were added to the Duderstadt. I would
also be interested in hearing more about the Duderstadt or
having more accessible information about what the center ha
s
to offer. At this point I do not even know all the resources
that are available or the media that I have access to.

A healthier food option which accepts Entree Plus.
Mujo

is
nice but relies too much on snacks and sweets. Some place
dedicated to jus
t soups, salads, and sandwiches. An open
-
late
Subway or a mini
-
version of Panera. This could possibly be
added on somewhere in the

GroundWorks

area or as a small
addition to the Duderstadt Center.

The parking lot is awful. The placement of the new
audit
orium was a very poor choice. The parking lot to the
Duderstadt Center was ALWAYS filled. Due to the
placement of the auditorium, parking has been
significantly cut and will make it much harder for
individuals who have cars to find a parking spot. This
will
worsen when the winter comes because people will be
forced to walk to the Duderstadt Center due to the lack of
parking.

The option of cheaper food; Vending machines that function
all the time.



I like to use the Duderstadt to study. It is one of t
he only
places on North Campus were quiet closed study rooms
can be found. However, the number of rooms are too few.
This especially becomes inconvenient when most of them
become taken up for interviews.

Excellent resources are currently available.


T
aco Bell


More in
-
depth classes.



I wish that there were multimedia editing workstations on
central campus like the ones in the DC. I don't work on
north campus and I'm not crazy about going there.

Parking, Parking, Parking, Parking, Parking, Parking,

Parking, Parking, Parking, Parking, Parking, Parking,
Parking, Parking, Parking, Parking, Parking, Parking,
Parking, Parking, Parking, Parking, Parking, Parking,
Parking, Parking, Parking, Parking, Parking, Parking,
Parking, Parking, More food options, Pa
rking, Parking,
Parking, Parking


: ) LARGE SCREEN TV's with INTERNATIONAL NEW
playing 24 hrs. at least in

Mujo

area

Don’t

shut down during SPRG/SUMMR etc.
Leave

the 1
person at the desk; it must cost more and take up more
time, to shut everythin
g down, and then turn everything
back on, etc...
You

could easily section off areas/etc...

Install Pinnacle on Windows machines, have IBM and MAC
computers with video editing programs...currently
Mac

programs are great but I would like to train on pin
nacle as
well

H
ave an additional multimedia room

It should look into upgrading the hardware of the multimedia
computers as they are getting worn down over time,
especially multimedia room 2 since it no longer renders
DVD

movie files properly.


I

love all

the upgraded software, but perhaps there might
be classes which teach how to use them? (i.e. motion 2,
etc...)

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The
Duderstadt

Center should have a variety of CD
collections of royalty free music for video production. There
are currently two such CD libr
aries at U of M: one called
'Fresh Music' at the Askworth Library which is outdated and
not specifically designed for video and a comprehensive
collection at the film school which is unfortunately only
available to film students. Royalty free music colle
ctions for
video would be very useful to everyone who makes videos
and would be an excellent investment.

Please continue to invest in the multimedia workrooms,
keeping the hardware and software as current and robust
as possible. The workrooms are a brilli
ant resource for
everyone on campus and should be a priority.

Cheap food. More parking for students.



Could possibly do more to let the rest of the campus know
what's going on there and what's available. There could be
more events and 'happenings' du
ring the

week or during
the day for faculty

and staff to familiarize themselves
with
what's going on there.
In some ways not visible enough or
communicating to community about facilities and events.

M
ore comfy chairs

The multimedia workroom staff is amaz
ing. They are so
helpful. I would have never gotten my project done
without them.

The computers in the EMS and Audio Studio should be
upd
ated to Apple G5 PowerMacs.

Wireless Internet in the
Audio Studio.

Comments about the VEMS scheduling system:
-

why do
you have to select the building (i.e., the Duderstadt Center)
when browsing the schedule?
-

Why

isn't the default
number of people who are going to be using the room at
least 1 and not 0 when reserving a room?
-

Why

is it
impossible for a user to
cancel a reservation after the
reservation has started without calling the info desk?

Kitchenette.


BETTER FOOD, less expensive food. The main reason I do
not use the Duderst
adt more often is because the

Mujo

cafe is
expensive and there is not a good
selection of dining at night.


A small health & relaxation facility such as the stress relief
offered by UHS.


Sleeping Arrangements, Adequate Location for Food
Delivery Pick Up, Eating Locations, Adequate Parking, a way
to get back in the building after

10pm if you have left your m
-
card as ID for a multimedia work room, Adequate cell phone
reception


M
ore
DVD

burning drives more restaurants


U
se the screens in the lobby to broadcast something useful
like CNN, Headline News, BBC, etc. upgrade monit
ors to
large LCD screens, too

T
hank you for the survey, look forward to seeing the
improvements


Set the default for printers to use both sides of a page.

MORE PARKING!!! PLEASE!!!
! & more study/team
rooms
& better food


B
etter 'real' food, partic
ularly at meal hours; muffins should
not count as dinner


24 hour food/coffee and blank media for sale 24 hours a day

The Duderstadt has been an extremely helpful resource for
my film and video needs

It seems to have everything I need

The maps it seems n
ever have room numbers listed on
them just general locations. Also, sometimes the people at
the main information desk do not know where multimedia
resources are, like the DMC.

M
aybe some more chairs and tables for group meetings and
homework


Cots/couche
s for sleeping!


Software to easily and directly convert
PowerPoint

presentation to DVD. Allow multimedia Room users to save
I love the resources and technology that are available at
the Duderstadt Center.
Steve Eberle
, Tom Bray, Ryan
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to
their IFS

space at least 5Gs
; even

if it means paying
a
reasonable

user fee. You could look into having a server set
up spec
ifically for this. This service would make t more
convenient for users who don't mind paying a storage fee;
specifically, if

they are using the multimedia rooms
exclusively for their projects.
Establish

Web or C
-
Tools
User groups for the Multimedia Room
s and

GroundWorks
.
FAQ in print form: located at

GroundWorks

and Multimedia
rooms

Wilcox are
knowledgeable and

extremely helpful.

Sometimes t
here are no trash cans in the Multimedia rooms.

I wish that my
cell phone

w
orked in the multimedia rooms
(S
print), but I usually can't get a signal there. Even when I
exit the building, at the entrance near the rooms I
sometimes have to wait a while bef
ore I get a signal. I'm
assuming there is nothing you can do about this.

More large group study tables.


More fast computers (PC's specifically) and more study tables


Everything is great for what I used it for.


More food options. More Macs.



Re
strooms shouldn't be cleaned during peak hours such as
the afternoon.

Can't think of anything
--

it's a great place!



I think the Duderstadt Center is doing a great job.

More parking. More study rooms. More outlets near all open
space tables (for l
aptops).

We love the DuDu. I think you should sell t
-
shirts that say
'duderstadt' or '
I

love dudu' or something of the sort.
thanks.

Signs/placards that clearly mark the various sections of the
building where computer/printing equipment is located. As

a
relative newcomer it has been rather frustrating to search for
computers in a specified location (with specialized software)
and not be able to easily find them because the areas are not
marked out. Secondly, but equally important is the matter of
ac
cess to the DC for those of us who live on the other side of
Hubbard. Why not cut a north/south walking path of some
sort from the Northwoods down thru the engineering bldgs
instead of having us negotiate our way through the awkward
interior spaces of the
se bldgs in order to access the DC?
When the enginnering bldgs are locked this is inconvenient at
least and (during the winter months) dangerous at worst
because of the long walk (along Hubbard and down Murfin)
required to gain access to the DC. Thanks f
or permitting me
my two cents worth.



My greatest concern currently with the Duderstadt Center
is the availability of book material. I can speak on behalf
of architecture students and my experience running across
the street to the library to grab a book

that should be on the
shelf according to MIRLYN, only to find that it is
nowhere in sight. Access to high quality
visuals

like those
found in architecture journals and books is incredibly
important to an architecture student and the fact that time
and ti
me again I have had trouble locating a book that
should be sitting on the shelf is troubling to me. Perhaps it
requires a change in policies about checking out such
valuable sources
-

maybe make them a two
-
day loan book
so that they are always available to

the many students who
need them. Also, this might be
a

re
-
shelving issue.

On the
positive side, I would like to congratulate efforts to
improve the Duderstadt through such surveys, this being
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the third one I have taken as a student here. The seating
ar
ea by

Mujo

is a great place to meet, work, and study, the
improved lighting on the second floor is also a huge step
forward for those of us trying to study in an otherwise
dimly lit building, and the move of

GroundWorks

up to
the first level is a very
succ
essful

one and makes that
space much more organized and user
-
friendly.

More study rooms and spaces in general for group study
--

it
has gotten very popular and sometimes there is nowhere to sit.
Mujo

should be open later, too.

In general, it's the best p
lace to study on campus!

Project mentors. Having a point person to turn to with respect
to a multimedia project
undertaken

for a professor has been a
great help. Some support staff are better trained on
multimedia software (e.g., Final Cut Pro) than oth
ers. Also,
staff need to help plan data management issues up front for a
project. This kind of full
-
project approach is better than
piecemeal glitch
-
management.

Ryan Wilcox has been a real help.

I think it should be made more appealing to students that
live
on north campus but are not affiliated with the engineering,
art, or music departments.



We
have a

symbiotic relationship with
video / studio;
when we have video support needs
,

we will call on Ryan
at Check Point Charlie. When Tom Bray has scenic
needs, he
will

call us

first, before looking for an off
-
campus vendor.

Actual meal
-
related food (not vending machine food); better
parking! Underground parking! Anything! The Dude used
to have parking, but someone put a big building in the parking
lot
. What's more, it's supposedly going to house theater and
music performances. Where do they think the audience is
going to park?? Granted, having some of the beautiful
greenery of North Campus bulldozed is probably worse;
however, can we have multi
-
leve
l parking somehow?

During winter, parked bikes around DMC/
Pierpont

often
get recklessly buried/damaged by snowplows. We should
be _encouraging_ this mode of transportation over cars,
especially now that parking is gone.

P
rinters in the ground floor.
W
hether

in

GroundWorks

or the
multimedia rooms themselves.
A

clearer list of multimedia
resources available from checkpoint charlie inside

GroundWorks

and the multimedia rooms. working tablets,
better televisions with remote controls that work, in the
m
ultimedia rooms

The

VEMS login site is not very user friendly. it is
extremely difficult to cancel an appointment and yet, as
students we are expected to notify the front desk of
cancellations.
The

website was recently updated but
should be revamped ag
ain.
Also
, it is frustrating to
schedule an appointment that goes past midnight but not
be able to see the availability of rooms before doing so.

A fully
-
functioning
CAEN

lab. (Software like ADAMS does
not work on the Dude computers.)


A
n outdoor marqu
ee for performances in the video studio

S
pecial thanks to Tom Bray and the video studio support
staff
-

we are blessed to have such underpinnings for our
projects

More quiet book study space.


More food.

Cheaper food would be nice.

More electrical outle
ts for laptops near tables by

Mujo
. Not
all tables have an outlet.


More computers


Better heating

After business hours it seems as though the heat is shut off
and it is always freezing to the point that I leave the
Duderstadt Center as soon as possible
.

State
-
of
-
the
-
art production and recording facilities.


Parking!


Perhaps more study rooms with white boards or blackboards
in them.

The Dude is a top notch facility overall.

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A

couch for sleeping


B
etter parking



More space for individual study ro
oms would be a greater
bonus especially since the even the
quiet study

area isn't so
quiet at times!

M
ore advertising about what it can do for people/how help
with
projects


More scanners with duplex trays and working faster.

I used to work

GroundWorks

m
ore, before the room
changes. I frankly 'hate' the new first floor space where all
the scanners are crammed into.
Previous

space was much
nicer and user friendly.

I can't really think of
anything
. I use it primarily for library
holdings.


A
n undergroun
d heated parking garage

W
hat a marvel of a place, that is, when i was there to learn
about certain resources.


I was unaware of the DC's existence. More publicity
would help.

N.A.

I love the Center
-

it is just too far away from Central
Campus for me to

visit more frequently.

Better signs to guide you through the building



It's very clean and nice. I like it a lot.


Pod

cast = bad idea.
Advantage

for people with ipod and
disadvantage for people who don't have or cannot afford
an ipod.


I have calle
d
CAEN
, for personal computing assistance. I
really don't know what resources in this facility are
accessible to me. Knowing more about that would be
helpful. Otherwise, I have gone there to view art,
conduct the Space Survey (School Music) and to get

coffee.

Better parking


MORE PARKING