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Legislature adds

$1.8

million

ti

o ' ' appropriation
Funds provided for essential increases

Dorms, tuition go up despite price freeze

By CHRIS PARKS
Despite the Legislature's approval
of the University's budget Tuesday,
clouds still remain over aspects of
the University's finances due to the
federal wage-price freeze.
Pending further interpretations of
the freeze, the University is present-
ly following these procedures:
* Planned increases in dorm rates
and tuition here will remain in ef-
fect. The President's Cost of Living
Council ruled that universities that
had already collected "substantial"
deposits based on a higher rate
could raise their fees.

The freeze, however, will apply to
apartments rented on the commer-
cial market.
! The status of a -6.5 per cent
faculty salary increase planned to
take effect July 1 has yet to be de-
termined. President Robben Fleming
has asked the Cost of Living Council
for a ruling on the matter and as
this edition goes to press he has not
received an answer.
Until an answer is received, the
University will withhold the planned
increases.
Following the Legislature's ap-
proval of the budget Tuesday,

Fleming speculated that body would
probably deduct the appropriation
for the salary increase if the council
does not allow the hike in salaries.
According to one high University
official this sum could run as high
as $5 million,
! Teaching fellow stipends will be
increased as planned unless a future
ruling on the freeze prohibits the
increases. In that event, the Uni-
versity has said it will set up a spe-
cial student aid program for the
graduate students.

By ALAN LENHOFF
The S t a t e Legislature Tuesday
approved a compromise higher edu-
cation bill appropriating $78.1 mil-
lion to the University's general fund
for fiscal 1971-72-$1.8 million more
than Gov. William Milliken had
recommended.
The measure was reported out by
a House-Senate conference commit-
tee Tuesday morning, and was pass-
ed by both houses later in the day.
The governor was expected to re-
luctantly sign the $312.9 million
higher education bill into law some
time next week, informed sources re-

ported. The bill's total exceeds Mil-
liken's recommendations by more
than $6.5 million.
The final appropriation figure ap-
pears to assure that the University
will be able to fund the budget in-
creases that administrators have
said were essential - including an
average 6.5 per cent hike in faculty
and staff salaries.
However, the planned, salary in-
creases are being delayed because of
President Nixon's wage-price freeze.
The University is awaiting a ruling
from the President's Cost of Living

Council on whether the faculty pay
boost will be permitted.
University officials were unavail-
able for comment on the exact impli-
cations of the approved appropria-
tion, but James Lesch, assistant to
the vice president for academic af-
fairs, Tuesday night said that fund-
ing at the level of the governor's
recommendations "would have been
a disaster."
Milliken had recommended in Feb-
ruary that the state provide the
University a $2.8 million increase
over last year's appropriation. Sub-
See LEGISLATURE, Page 3

President Fleming

For 'Subscriptions,
Phone 764-0558

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FALL
SUPPLEMENT
Campus Edition

Front Section Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, September 9, 1971

Fifty-eight Pages

Students

get

college

town

vote

Knauss
Rhodes
Dispute over
new VP seen
By GERI SPRUNG
and TAMMY JACOBS
Vice President for Student
Services Robert Knauss will
leave the University in early
1972 to become dean of the
Vanderbilt . University 1 a w
school.
Knauss, who has held his pre-
sent position since last fall an-
nounced his resignation in Au-
O t h e r administrators are
leaving the University. See
story, Page 7.
gust. He was a former University
law professor and SACUA chair-,
man.t-
Under his direction, the Office
of Student Services (OSS) was
completely organized and, for
the first time, jointly ad-
ministered by Knauss and a stu-
dent-faculty policy board.
Because the policy board and
Knauss' appointment were b o t h
highly controversial, the resigna-
tion may rekindle some old is-
sues.
Forced to respond to increased
campus unrest in the sixties, the
University administration a p -
pointed a commission to study
the student's role in decision-
making. The rather vague pro-
posals of thercommission were
given substance by another com-
mittee which drafted a group
of regental by-laws to implement
the suggestions.
Among the drafts was a pro-
posal, for a student-dominated
policy board to govern OSS.
Meanwhile, the by-law en-
countered a number of snags.
Its passage was delayed because
of a student-faculty-administra-
tion disagreement over aspects of
the proposal.
See KNAUSS, Page 7

resigns

from

named LSA

VP Knauss Dean Rhodes
OPPONENTS SEEK BAN:
for military researc

OSs;
dean
Will stress
undergrads
By GERI SPRUNG
Former Geology Prof. Frank
Rhodes has assumed the post
of dean of the literary col-
lege, having replaced Acting
Dean Alfred Sussman on July
1.
Speaking at an interview prior
to his appointment, Rhodes said
his primary priorities as L S A
dean will include a reassertion of'
the importance of undergrad-
uate teaching, and the develop-
ment of a greater sense of com-
munity within the University.
Rhodes also said he envisions
-- a variety of educational experi-
ments for the literary college, in-
cluding more interdepartmental
programs and varying approaches
to the standard lecture course.
Rhodes also indicated that he
plans to set aside some time
each week when students from
the literary college may come
[ speak with him.
In what he terms a personal
effort to "restore the dignity and
e- importance of undergraduate
ri- teaching," Rhodes will continue
n- to teach an introductory geology
course while dean.
he President Robben Fleming se-
i lected Rhodes last April from a
in list submitted earlier that month
e- by a special search committee.
ed The committeedcomposed of
three students and six faculty
rt, members, was appointed by Flem-
ed ing early in January to consider
es nominations, interview candidates
ot and present a list of four names to
re him for the final decision.
nt Officializing his appointment, the
es. Regents approved Rhodes' new
n- post at their May 21 meeting.

all over the state.
In Ann Arbor, out of a popula-
tion of about 130,000, nearly 39,-
000 are students over 18 and now
able to register as Ann Arbor vot-
ers.
Following up swiftly on the
ruling, several groups in Ann Ar-
bor - including the Democratic
party and the newly formed Radi-
cal Independent-Human Rights
party - are planning extensive
campaigns to register students.
Regular registration takes place
during office hours at the city
clerk's office on the second floor
of City Hall. Auxiliary sites in-
cluded one at Waterman Gym
which registered students during
class registration hours.

It's that time of year
Harried parents and frightened freshmen unload the family
Volkswagen as students flooded into Ann Arbor for the start of
another year.

Court voids
residency rule
By CHRIS PARKS
Thousands of college students across the state will be
able to vote in their college communities for the first time
this fall due to a recent ruling by the state ,Supreme Court
declaring special voter residency requirements unconstitu-
tional.
This ruling, coupled with the ratification of the 26th
amendment granting 18 year olds the vote, creates the po-
tential for sizable student voting blocs in campus towns

By ALAN LENHOFF
After using the, summer to re-
group, opponents and propo-
nents of classified and military
research on campus will square
off again this fall.
The hotly disputed issue was
to have been acted upon this
summer by Senate Assembly-
the faculty representative body
-but action has been deferred
until at least this month.
At the height of the contro-
versy last spring, Assembly de-
cided to table action on the is-
sue until summer, and directed
two of its committees to under-
take studies of campus research.
The move was an unpopular
one, as students and faculty
members on both sides of the
issue felt that it was too im-
portant to besettled during the
summer when the campus popu-
lation was scattered and with-
out a voice in the decision.

In spite of these protests, S
nate Assembly stuck by its or
ginal decision to wait for con
mittee reports.
The firstreport, from ti
Classified Research CommittE
was presented to Assembly
May. The report was suppos
to review the committee's pr
cedures for approving classifi
research proposals.
But, according to the repo
the committee was satisfi
"that the present procedur
for determining whether or n
classified research proposals a
in accordance with "curre
University research guidelin(
Only minimal procedural cha
ges were suggested.
Current research guidelin(
adopted by the Regents in 19E
prohibit research "whose spec
fic purpose is'to destroy hum
life or to incapacitate hump
beings."
In spite of the committe
claims that it can enforce the
guidelines, critics have point,
out that the University's r
search labs are pioneering nE
remote sensing devices for t
Defense Department which e
able American troops in Ind
china to detect the enen
through the heat. sound a:
movements of his body.
These sensing devices, criti
claim, have the "specific pu
pose" of destroying or incap
citating humans. However, pr
ponents of the research say t
devices merely seek human b
ings, and do not aid in destru
tion.
In addition, Assembly's IR
search Policies Committee w
scheduled to present possi
recommendations for changi
the Regental research policies
June. The committee was u

Prior to the ruling, many col-
C lege communities in the state had
uiier inewvs briefs restrictive voter residency regu-
jWl IS lations which often had the ef-
feet of preventing students from
A DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE offer to partially reimburse
colleges for their ROTC programs would fall far short of the Re- registering.
gents' December 1969 demand for full funding of ROTC by the Here, students were required to.
military, fill out a special form asking
University Administrative Dean Robert Williams has described questions concerning employment,
as more equitable a plan currently in a bill in the House of Repre-
sentatives that would provide the University $500 for each com- OOPS!
missioned ROTC cadet. (See story, Front page, Section B).

Drinking
age cut b
st t o "Michigan's 18 to 20-year-olds
will be able to order alcoholic
refreshments starting next Jan-
uary.
Through legislation passed in
July, the state's more than 500,-
000 18-to 21-year-olds will also
be able to enter into legal con-
tracts, sue and be sued, and
share other rights previously re-
served to those over 21.
The measure, in effect, lowers
the states age of majority to
18.
In addition, state Atty. Gen.
Frank Kelley has ruled t h a t
those over 18 may hold Michigan
public offices for which they are
qualified and which have no spe-
cific age limits.
Kelley said his ruling is based
on the 26th Amendment, which
says the rights of citizens 18
years of age or older cannot be
abridged by any state because of
age.
The ruling opens the way for
18-year-olds to serve as state
secretary of state, sheriffs, ma-
yors, or on the board of regents
for state colleges.
The positions of governor,
lieutenant governor, U.S. sena-
tor and representative, and state
senator and representative, how-
ever, all have age minimums of
at least 21.
Rep. Michael Dively, (R-Trav-
erse City), sponsor of the lower-
ed majority age, said the law's
passage indicated the legislature
held "a great deal of faith in
young people."

THE LSA FACULTY has approved the establishment of a joint
Faculty-Student Policy Committee, designed to increase student
involvement in the governance of the literary college.
The committee, to be made up of 10 faculty and 10 student
members, will be able to introduce legislation before the faculty
and make recommendations to that body.
Student members of the committee will be accorded the privilegesj
of faculty members at LSA faculty meetings, except the right to vote.-
*t * * cC
wTHE REGEfVNTP losed~c th Unvrit's conrtrovverial Cnter for

The registrar's office reports
Universitycomputers "forgot"
to print out Friday and Satur-
day classes on schedules sent
to students this summer. Stu-
dents are advised to go to their
Friday and Saturday classes as
listed in the Time Schedule.
amount of time spent in the city,
degree of support contributed by
their parents, and future plans.
In general, students who were
not at least 50 per cent self-sup-
porting, or did not live year-
round in Ann Arbor were not
deemed qualified residents.
For nonstudents to establish vo-
ter residency was less complicated
See STUDENTS, Page 3

Table of Contents
The Daily's Fall Supplement is compiled each year to orient
newcomers to the University and to provide a summary of important
summer news.
Front Sections (A, B)-News of the summer
Summer national news analyses .. Pages 2, 3
Editorials ............. Pages 4, 5
Anti-war protest Pages 12, 13
Student Life
Job recruiting debate Page 1
'U' political climate Pages 3, 6
Student publications Page 9
Academics
Classified research debate Page 1
Black admissions ..Page 2
Personalizing 'U' education . Page 3

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At the time of Rhodes appoint- r 1. *ttfl.A tt u A ,Jtj e .AA. it6IIYJ AUi
ment, President Fleming said, Research on Conflict Resolution this summer amid charges that the
"Frank Rhodes has demonstrated action was politically motivated.
great talents in science, teaching, President Robben Fleming said the center was -closed for finan-
and administration." cial reasons, while Psychology Prof. Robert Hefner, the center's di-
Rhodes will head the largest and rector, claimed it was closed because of its "radical" reputation.
oldest of the University's 18 The center, one of the first of its kind in the nation, primarily
schools and colleges. With an en- conducted peace research, although it was also involved in issues
rollment exceeding 16,200, the col- such as the BAM strike for minority admissions in spring, 1970.
lege includes 29 departments. See SUMMER, Page 7

By LARRY LEMPERT
Associate Managing Editor
Complacent in the 100-degre
people in Ann Arbor lay back
summer, resting in the shade
trees that block out thoughts of
fied research, recruiting polici
discrimination. The University c
nity puts. its issues on ice, like

POLITICAL PROSPECTS
1971: Out of the dry spell?

e heat,
in the
of tall
classi-
es, sex
ommu-
a keg

for an active term carefully qualify their
optimism.
There is no lack of issues, with the
continuing presence on campus of classi-
fied and military research heading the
activists' list of ongoing concerns. There
may be, however, a lack of organization,
and a more serious lack of people in-
terested in being organized.

"The day of the charismatic leader is
over," says a former SGC vice president,
describing what he calls the "macho
radical." Many of the old leaders have
left or are leaving Ann Arbor, he says,
and he points to "groups over personali-
ties" as taking the leading role in cam-
pus politics.
Onegroup, SGC i t s e 1 f. naturally

they arise. But they are not saying who
will form them; nor are they venturing
to predict what actions the groups will
take if and when they suddenly blossom.
The last year has seen steadily dwin-
dling response to strikes, marches and
rallies, while the tactic of the sit-in has,
at least for now, been successfully dis-
couraged by harsh penalties. "It's not

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