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Out-of-Staters Cause Recurrent Spats

Relations Office Nurtures Public Image

Annually, the Legislature--or at
least a few members therefrom-
take it upon themselves to chas-
tize the state-supported colleges
and universities for the percen-
tage of their respective student
bodies composed of students whose
residence is someplace other than
the state of Michigan.
This phenomenon usually occurs
in late March or early April, and
it is always accompanied by some
rather idle threats to take some
action-presumably punitive-with
regard to the colleges and univer-
sities' budgets if the percentage of
out-of-state students is not re-
Regularly, the colleges, when
they offered any defense of the
situation at all, maintained that
the cosmopolitan atmosphere that
resulted from mingling students
from all over the world with stu-
dents from all over Michigan was

beneficial to all concerned froma
an educational and sociologicalj
point of view, and besides the out-
of-state students pay about three
times what an in-state student
pays, thus making them a defin-
itely desirable source of revenue
for the college.
After this little exchange has
been completed, the Legislature
usually finds press of other busi-
ness more important and the issue
goes to rest for another year.
' This last spring, however, the
Legislative Audit Commission, un-
der the guidance of Sen. Elmer R.
Porter (R-Blissfield) undertook to
actually count out-of-state noses,,
with the result that the University'
proved to have almost thirty per
cent thereof. This Sen. Porter be-
lieved was too many, but he didn't
venture to suggest how many was
not too many or indeed what
should be done.

His reticence, however, was not
matched by his colleague on the
commission, Rep. William D.
Romano (D-Warren), who im-
mediately demanded that the Uni-
versity limit itself to ten per cent
out-of-state students and no more.
And if Porter hadn't decided to
do nothing at this time, Romano
might well have made an issue of
his ten per cent figure.
The issues basically at stake'
arise from an interpretation of
the Michigan state constitution,
which specifies that no person
shall gain or lose residence in the
state while a student or a mem-
ber of the armed forces.

Consequently, it's up
University to determine
and who isn't a state

to the
who is


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Situated in a state where tax-
payers chip in over a third of its"
budget, the University has a re-
sponsibility to aid the welfare of
Michigan citizens. Broadcasting
ways theUniversity upholds this
waysten is the duty of the
Office of University Relations.
Headed by Director of Unver-
sity Relations Michael Radock, the
office works through several divi-
sions and operates many programs
in carrying out its mission.
Last year a.s never before, "Op-
eration Michigan"-the general
designation for the office's major
program-sought to bring citizen
and University into close personal
"President's Conferences," held
in Bay City, Dearborn and Grand
Rapids, sent the top executivel
officers of the University to these
communities for briefings on the
University's programs and plans.
Another phase of "Operation
Michigan" brought leading citi-
zens of the state to Ann Arbor.
Known as "U-M '64," these week-
end conferences included presen-
tations on admissions policy, stu-
dent affairs and progress in edu-
cational programs and methods.
Radock has already pledged an1
expanded "Operation Michigan"
program for the coming year.
But always, he tries to empha-
size that in its state-wide perspec-
tive, the University will maintain
its concern for a cordial and
functional relationship with the
local citizenry in Ann Arbor.
"People think that the Univer-
sity moves through self-interest
and a lack of planning. There are
concerns such as lang acquisition
of local property and community
relationships with students on
which relations could be improved.
We want the community to recog-
nize that we are responsible,"
Radock explains.
Academically, the university re-
lations office presents state-wide
educational offerings.


"We have asked departments to
nominate professors who will be
willing to go around the state two
or three times during the year and
talk about the University," Radock
A program to form advisory;
committees for specific schools
and departments is being expand-
ed. For example, the journalism
mittee composed of publishers and
department has an advisory com-
journalists from around the state
who come once or twice a year
to talk about problems in the field
and offer advice.
Much attention is being given to
the whole area of University de-
vedopment over the next 10 years
and "for this the Development
Council must be expanded," he
Five-Year Plan
He adds that at present pre-
liminary planning is going on for
the University's 150th anniversary
celebration which will be held in
five years.
Such activities as a major fund
drive and world wide commemor-
ative programs are in the talking
The other divisions of the of-
fice work in different fields. The
office operates WUOM, the Uni-
versity's FM station in Ann Arbor
and WPGR, a recently acquired
FM station in Grand Rapids. The
stations, on the air approximately
10 hours a day, present news,
classical music, both recorded and
live from the University, drama,
and lectures and special interest
programs originating here.

The Television Center is also ties of the University is News Serv-
operated by the office. The center ice. Its releases tell of many things
is not a broadcasting station, in- -from tuition raises and Re-
stead it produces filmed programs gental decisions to light-hearted
for use by commercial and other notes about the oddities of science
educational stations: and the arts.
Academic Gamut University publications is an-
Its programming runs the aca- other written means of interpret-
demic gamut from the humanities ing this institution to the public.
to the sciences. The center also Its range extend.s from the Daily
produced the University's most re- Official Bulletin which appears
cent propaganda film, "The Idea each morning in The Daily to the
of Michigan," a partially live, par- scholarly Michigan Quarterly Re-
tially animated account of the di- view, recently acquired from the
versity of the University and the Alumni Association.
ideal of a well-financed, indepen- The State Services division han-
dent University necessary to pro- dies the University's public rela-
duce this result. tions contact with much of the
Relating the day-to-day activ- state.
Add excitement to your ivng
Make your surroundings more interesting
with oil handcrafted articles
such as woven bedspreads-embroidered
numbah rugs; carved screens;
and painted scrolls.
330 Maynard (Across from Arcade)



when the student first applies,
since his status can't be changed
once he is admitted.
The University has always in-
terpreted the law very strictly, un-
like other state colleges, which are
often very liberal. It has main-
tained that, in order to be a resi-
dent of Michigan, one must be
eligible to vote in the state (or
one's parents must be eligible, as
the case may be).
ANY'1r1 11iF I -

7 VU-iMan rorce maintains
Campus,. 200 'U' Buildings

The University's campuses owe
their continued eye-appeal to the
University's Plant Department.
The upkeep of approximately 1400
acres of grounds in the central
campus area as well as an unde-
termined number of University
buildings is chief among the de-
partment's responsibilities.
In addition to this task, the de-
partment's forces of nearly 700
are involved in building security,
upkeep of University streets, park-
ing lots and parking structures,
and transportation.
Custodian Service
The building. service division
provides custodian service in all
University buildings, excluding
those of University Hospital. The
hospital does use some plant de-
partment employes for repair and
The number of buildings ser-
viced by the department are esti-
mated at well over 200. Mainten-
ance and repair of residence halls
is the responsibility of the service
enterprises, and the Plant Depart-
ment provides service to them
only when asked. Existing build-
ings, rather than the new con-

struction are the concern of the
The plant division also main-
tains a motor pool, which provides
campus groups with cars for field
trips, buses to North Campus and'
bus transportation for athletic
Repairs Equipment
The Plant Department repairs
its own equipment including motor
vehicles, heavy earth movers, lawn
equipment and power mowers.
Although plant personnel have
major jobs to do each year such
as the recent replacement of hot
and cold water systems and toilet
facilities in the University Museum
these are but a small part of the
total operations. A majority of
time is spent on such things as
repairing leaks, furniture, lights
and making research equipment,
The Plant Department cooper-
ates with the City of Ann Arbor
on many activities which affect
them both.
Manager of the department is
Alfred B. Ueker. Carlton G. Alex-
ander is administrative assistant.
Main offices, shops and storage
space are located at 326 E. Hoover.

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