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Seventieth Year of Editorial Freedom

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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1959

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Faculty Salaries
Major Concern
Nearly Three Million Earmarked
For Boosts in 'U' Staff Wages
By THOMAS HAYDEN
After a year of financial and academic unrest, the Uni-
versity is mending with its largest operating budget in history.
The 1959-60 budget totals $42.7 million, including an ap-
propriation of $33.4 million from the Legislature.
Faculty salaries, repeatedly called the University's great-
est concern last spring, have been raised on an average of
almost 10 per cent. University Vice-President and Dean of
Faculties Marvin L. Niehuss called the wage boosts a "real
step toward restoring ouri

THE BIG MOVE-Students moving into University housing this year need have no fear about not
having a room. Women's residence halls expect vacancies this year, while the men's units expect a
temporary bulge. This overflow will be housed on the ninth floor of South Quadrangle until spaces
open up in the dormitories.
CHANGES REVIEW BOARD :
New SGC Plan Ready for Approval

competitive position" among
American universities.
Receive Offers
During the spring, as the Uni-
versity's financial future looked
bleak, faculty members were bar-
raged with lucrative job offers
from other schools and industry.
"We came through a rough sit-'
uation pretty well," Niehuss not-
ed. Approximately $2.8 million of
the new budget was ticketed for
faculty and non-faculty salary
increases.
In general, the lower faculty
members, particularly instructors
and assistant professors, received
the most substantial increases,
Niehuss said.
The departments of the Uni-
versity seem "reasonably well sat-
isfied" with their allocations, he
added.
Largest Budget
The budget, providing funds for
the -Arm 'Arbor, -Flint and Dear-'
born -campuses of the University,
is $3,278,275 greater than the
budget for the 1958-59 year. Sup-
plementing the figure is $500,000
from the state for an Institute of
Science and Technology, also ap-
proved by the Regents.
Provisions were made in the op-
erating budget for the opening of
Dearborn Center with a faculty
of 13, an administrative staff of
four and related service person-j
nel.
The, Center's budget, described,
as "minimal" by Vice-President
and Center Director William Stir-
ton, allows $350,000 for opera-
tions.

Health Plan
ToQFte
Higher Rates
Student Government Council
recently announced a new student
health insurance policy available
to those registering for the fall
semester.
One year coverage will cost $20,
an increase of $6 *er last year's
rate.
Raised premiums and modified
benefits are attributed to the losses
incurred through a very high rate
of claims over the past two years
of the program.
Modified benefits include elimi-
nation of outpatient benefits ex-
"cept in accident cases, lirritation
on mental care, and a maximum of
$500 on hospital miscellaneous ex-
penses. Maternity benefits, for-
merly included for an additional
$11 premium are available in a
separate policy.
Miscellaneous hospital expenses
and outpatient benefits, such items
as bandages, ,medicines, and X-
rays, were permitted under the
former policy to a maximum of
$1,000. Mental care, now limited
to 15 days hospitalization outside
of Health Service, was classified as
an illness for which 120 days hos-
pitalization was paid.

Student Government Council
will consider a new constitutional
plan for itself during the coming
month.
Nine members of the SGC Plan
Clarification Committee worked
on a revision of the plan, at the
request of the University Board of
Regents, from February until
June. The Clarification Com-
mittee consisted of three members

each of faculty, student body and'
administration,
The original SGC Plan, which
was approved in a campus-wide
election in December, 1954, and
adopted the following spring, re-
placed two student "government"
bodies then extant: Student Ac-
tivities Committee (SAC), which
v. as authorized by the Regents-to

Presidents Welcorme
I extend a cordial welcome to the students who are begin-
ning new programs of study at The University of Michigan.
May I remind our freshmen that since they are spending
four or more years at the University they proceed immediately
to lay their academic foundation soundly; that they explore all
aspects of the University, curricular and extracurricular; and
that they take the long look at -what they expect from life
before deciding how the University can best help them reach.
their goals.
Best wishes for success and happiness in your life and work
at The University of Michigan,
Harlan Hatcher
President

co-ordinate and supervise student
activities on campus, and Stu-
dent Legislature (SL), which was
the voice of student opinion on
campus but had no official dele-
gation of authority from the Uni-
versity, although its constitution
had been approved by the Re-
gents.
The original plan also made
provisions for a seven-member
Board of Review, composed of the
Deans of Men and Women, two
students and three faculty mem-
bers.
Under the new plan to be con-
sidered by the Council, the com-
position of the Board in Review
would be changed, as well as its
name. To be known as the Com-
mittee on Referral, the tri-partite
group -will consist of nine mem-
bers, although only seven will
have voting status.
As with the Board in Review,
the Committee on Referral will
retain the SGC president as one
of the student members, and SGC
will appoint one other student,
currently not a Council member,
to fill the other student post.
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' Dearborn Center To Open This Month on 'Minimal'

Basis

The University's Dearborn Cen-
ter, expected to be turning stu-
dents away within two years, will'
begin operations. on a "minimal"
basis this fall.
Lack of operating funds has'
crippled the Center since the first
work began on its four buildings
last year.
Only two of the four buildings
are scheduled to open for the cur-
rent year as the Center operates
on a slim $350,000 allotment. In
addition, only juniors will be ad-
mitted with senior level and grad-
uate programs opening in the fu-
ture.
Bright Future
University Vice-President and
Center Director William E. Stir-
ton predicts a bright future for
the project, which eventually

trally located to students and job
internships.
Cooperative Program
The curricula in engineering
and business call for participation
in a co-operative work-study pro-
gram with alternate terms spent
on campus and on specific work
assignments in business and in-
dustry.
"Although no academic credit
is granted to students for the
work experience, the University
will not approve any work assign-
ments which do not offer oppor-
nities or experience which con-
tribute to the total educational
program," the Center's general
regulations emphasize.
The liberal arts program will be
temporarily curtailed until
enough funds are available.
Likewise, the classroom build-

the undergraduate engineering
program and about 350 in gradu-
ate engineering studies. Another
500 will be accepted for under-
graduate business administration
courses, while approximately 300
will undertake graduate study in
this field.
Alternate Quarters
All of the students in engineer-
ing and 'business administration
will be on the work-study pro-
gram, alternating three-month
periods of campus study with-
work in business and industry.
Approximately one-half of the
total enrollment will be on cam-
pus at any given time. Evening
programs may be developed to
serve another 1,000 students.
All course work will be organ-
ized on the quarter system, to ac-
commoit the work-study nro-

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