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Black admissions: Seeking funds to pay th

e bill

(EDuITOR'S NOTE:! Last spring, tihe
University committed itself to achiev-
ing 10 per cent black enrollment by
Fall, 1973. This article is the last in a
series examining the University's ef-
forts to fulfill the agreement.)
By DAVE CHUDWIN
Last of a three-part series
Perhaps the chief issue of the
class strike last spring in support
of Black Action Movement (BAM)
demands for 10 per cent, black en-
rollment could best be summariz-
ed in one word: money.
Recruiting, scholarships a n d
other supportive services are all
expensive and only after the boy-
cott began did the University as-
sure funding - which will reach
more than $9 million annually by
1973-74 - for the 10 per cent
goal.
Now, with tightened budgets
facing virtually every University

department, some administrators
and students fear there will be a
temptation on the part of t h e
Legislature and the University to
cut the minority aid budget, pre-
venting attainment of the 10 per
cent goal.
In addition, some students and
faculty members are privately
grumbling that too large a per-
centage of the University aid bud-
get is going to minority students.
"We took a great step but we
have a lot of little midgets running
around with hatchets and we don't
want to expose our Achilles heel,"
says George Goodman, assistant
admissions director who is in
charge of the University's under-
graduate recruiting program.
"A lot of, people at the Univer-
sity are having trouble living with
it (the BAM settlement) because

they were not behind it," Good-
man adds.
Student Government Council
member Andre Hunt says he fears
the "power of the Legislature and
alumni" will prevent the Univer-
sity from devoting enough money
to the minority admissions effort.
President Robben Fleming, how-
ever, insists funds will remain
available for the program. "It's
the very top priority we have," he
explains. "We're absolutely not go-
ing to have any failure on uhat
grounds (money) under any nor-
mal set of expectations."
Last year the University spent a
total of $2.2 million to aid approx-
imately 947 students. Of this
amount, $830,000, or about 40 per
cent, came from the University's
general fund budget and the re-
mainder from state, federal. and
private sources.

With a total black population on
campus of 1,073 at t h a t time,
University officials estimate that
about 90 per cent of new black
students will need some type of
financial assistance.
This year t h e University will
spend $1.14 million from [Ill
sources to aid 647 minority un-
dergraduates a n d an estimated
$1.88 million to h e 1 p approxi-
mately 500 graduate students.
An additional $300,000 for sup-
portive services and seven under-
graduate and two graduate re-
cruiters gives a total of about $3.3
million the University will devote
to the minority enrollment pro-
gram.
In 1973-74, University admi.'is-
trators s a y, an estimated $3.29
million will be required to support
a total black enrollment of 1,920
black undergraduates a n d $5.44

million for a total black enroll-
ment of 1,280 black graduate stu-
dents.
Along with $450,000 for sup-
portive services and recruiting, the
University will have to come up
with approximately $9.17 million
annually that year and thereaf-
ter to maintain the commitment to
10 per cent black enrollment.
And University officials expect
the University's share of the cost
will rise from approximately 40
per cent of the total cost now to
60 per cent in 1973-74 because of
difficulties in getting more funds
from state and federal sources.
However, "In terms of the Uni-
versity's overall budget, it's a
small fraction," says Frank Yates,
director of the Coalition for the
Use of Learning Skills (CULS)
which provides supportive services
for minority students.

University administrators hope
to get some funds from increased
federal and state allocations. The
University's budget request to the
s= ate for 1971-72 asks for an addi-
tional $1.3 million in student aid
funds, a large majority of which
would go to support black stu-
dents.
In addition, Financial Aids Di-
rector Ronald Brown has had con-
versations with State Rep. Ray
Smit (R-Ann Arbor) about a
state-financed opportunity pro-
gram.
On the federal level, B r o w n
says that President Nixon has pro-
p o s e d an increase in federally-
guaranteed bank loans for stu-
dents. Another possibility, he says.
is the so-called Zacharias p l a n
where students would borrow mon-
ey and the amount of payment

would be a fixed percentage of thie
student's future income,
"We don't anticipate any large
addition in terms of private
funds," Fleming adds, explaining
the University will be heavily de-
pendent on Lansing and Washing-
ton.
Some relatively small private
support has come from the Ma-utr
Luther King Fund which raised
$34,000 in gifts and pledges from
University students last year.
Founded in 1968, the fund has
raised a total of $168.000 through
last year with contributions from
students, faculty members, -tlum-
ni and corporations.
If the University cannot find
enough funds to meet the com-
mitment, the money will ob-
ably come out of the budgets of
the schools and colleges.

See 'U', Page 8

COLLEGE COURSE 327
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-Daily-Denny Gainer
Regent Brown speaks
Newly-elected Regent Paul Brown (D-Petoskey) talks with stu-
dents yesterday in South Quad. Brown discussed University
recruiting policies, the pass-fail grading system and classified
research. Brown was invited to the dorm by Kelsey House Council.
STRIKE DECISION DELAYED:
U issues response
to interns' demands
By SARA FITZGERALD
The Interns and Resident Association of the University Medical
Center (IRA) have postponed a strike decision after receiving a re-
sponse to their non-economic demands from Dr. John Gronvall, dean of
the medical school.
However, according to IRA vice-president Dr. Alvin Thomas,
Gronvall's statement "provides no real response to the group's demands
for salary increases or any deadline for providing non-economic de-
mands."
The association plans further study of the University's response
before proceeding with a schedule for withholding services, which in-
gudes a possible withdrawal of -
out-patient and non-emergency in-
patient services.
IRA's non-economic demands.
which were presented to Gronvall
Jan. 19, include provisions for moreI
sanitary facilities for patient areasr
of the hospital, a staff-administra-
*on committee to explore means of
decreasing hospital costs, a day1
care center, and the admissions of By MARK DILLEN
all patients regardless of their abil- Special to The Daily
ity to pay hospital fees. DETROIT - The Winter Soldiei
Thomas will not reveal the Uni- drew to a close here yesterday afte
versity's response. until all mem- mony on alleged American war,
bers of the association see Gron- over 100 Vietnam veterans.

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By ROSE SUE BERSTEIN
University Council (UC) last rge open
duct regulations for students,
faculty members and admin-
istrators which would replace earings
the Interim Rules passed by
the Regents last April. W A S H I N G T O N R--The
Under the Regent bylaw which Senate F o r e i g n Reations
created UC last February, the rules Committee,frustrated at hav-
must be approved by Student Gov- ing to rely on news accounts
ernment Council, Senate _Assem- igt eyo esacut
bly - the faculty representative for information about a re-
body - and the Regents. ported U.S. backed offensive in
The rules proposed by UC pro- Indochina, asked the Nixon
hibit the same types of conduct administration yesterday for a
I which are prohibited by the In- report as soon as possible.
terim rules - disruption of Uni-
versity functions, the use of phy- Chairman J. W. Fulbright (D-
sical force against another mem- Ark.) said Secretary of State Wil-
ber of the University community, Liam Rogers and Secretary of De-
and the defacement, damage to, fense Melvin Laird were being ask-
or theft of University property. ed to appear "in public session if
Unlike the Interim Rules, how- they will, in the near future, or if}
not, in private session to clarify!
ever, the UC rules contain specificwaoumpiesrey
maximum penalties which can be Fhan our policies are."
imposed by the proposed Univer- Fulbright announced also plans
sity judicial system. for what could become the com-
The Interim Rules provide for mittee's most far ranging public
a hearing officer who would deter- hearings on Vietnam since the
mine guilt and be allowed to im- Johnson administration.
pose punishments ranging from a Administration officials, sena-j
warning to expulsion from the tors and war critics would testify
University. on ways to end the Indochina con-
The UC rules do not include ex- flict at hearings which Fulbright
pulsion among the sanctions, al- said might start later this month.
though they stipulate that a per- For the moment, senators were
son may be suspended for speci- finding it difficult to comment on
fied periods of time for violating the reported push by South Viet-
certain rules, including the use of namese troops, backed by U.S. air-
physical force against another power, in the northern part of
member of the University com- South Vietnam and in Laos.
munity. Sen. George D. Aiken (R-Vt.)
A person convicted of disrup- has said State Department offi-
tion for the first time would be cials have told him of a buildup of
subject to a "warning, censure,1 American and South Vietnamese
fine of not less than $25 or more forces near the Laotian border
than $250, work assignment, or preparing for an important allied
any combination of these." Al- 'operation.
though he could not be suspended Fulbright, chairman of the For-
for the first conviction of disrup- eign Relations Committee, said
tion, penalties for subsequent Rogers assured him last Friday
convictions would include suspen- that no American combat ground
sion for one semester and a fine troops are being used in Laos but
of up to $500. "he was very reluctant to be
The proposed UC rules would specific."
remove the threat of double jeo- Sen. John Sherman Cooper (R-
pardy - facing possible charges Ky.) told reporters that no U.S. or
from both the University and civil South Vietnamese have crossed
authorities. the border between South Vietnam
See UC, Page 10 See SENATE, Page 10

-Associated Press
Workers block gate at Chrysler plant
White collar workers block traffic yesterday during a brief three-hour walkout before United Auto
Workers negotiators and the auto company reached a contract agreement. See News Briefs, Page 3.
DISCUSS TREATY:
Teo pe's Peace' conference
scheduled for this weekend

Blackout
of news
continues
From Wire Service Reports
Reports from wire services
and international broadcast-
ing agencies last night indi-
cated an invasion of Laos by
South Vietnamese troops with
U.S. air support is underway.
A full news blackout, imposed
in Washington and Saigon on all
information relating to the oper-
ation, entered its fourth day.
Nonetheless, the Japanese Kyoto
news agency last night reported
5,000 South Vietnamese para-
troopers were in Laos and quoted
sources as saying that 25,000 more
U.S. and South Vietnamese troops
had massed on the border.
The U.S. did not confirm re-
ports of any ground troops in
Laos. Kyoto claims American heli-
copter pilots ferried the invading
South Vietnamese into the coun-
try.
Kyoto reported throughout the
day yesterday that Army of the
Republic of~ Vietnam (ARVN)
forces had crossed the Vietna-
mese-Laotian border in U.S. heli-
copters and w e r e conducting
ground operations against North
Vietnamese supply bases along the
Ho Chi Minh trail.
Kyoto said the operation was
~taking place in the border area
around the Bolovens plateau, 100
miles south of the U.S. military
base at Khe Sanh.
The British Broadcasting Cor-
poration (BBC) reported in its
newscasts last night a source in
Washington had confirmed that
"thousands" of military vehicles
and U.S. and ARVN troops were
clearing the highway along the
northern end of the border be-
tween South Vietnam and Laos
prior to an invasion.
The BBC claimed the military
vehicles were divided into two
columns, one heading for the
North Vietnamese border and the
other towards Laos.
TheBC added that when the
Laotian border was crossed, U.S.
ground forces would halt while
ARVN troops entered the country.
See INVASION, Page 10
Union to hold
contract vote
Local 1583 of the American
Federation of State, County and
Municipal Employes (AFSCME)
will meet at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Saturday at Hill Aud. for a rati-
fication vote on the union's new
contract with the University.
Negotiators for the 2,600 mem-
her nnion and the TTniversity

Despite the chaos 'of their office on a local level is Students for the
in the Michigan Union, a local Peace Treaty.
peace group is completing prepara- The organizers project that ove
2,500 people from all parts of the
tions for this weekend's national country will attend the conference
student-youth conference on a The conference is primarily in
"People's Peace Treaty." tended to discuss means of ratify
The conference is sponsored by ing and implementing the peac
the National Student Association treaty, a nine point proposal call
(NSA) and the Midwest Coordi- ing for immediate U.S. withdrawa
nating Committee for the Peace from Vietnam. However, the for
Treaty. Organizing the conference mat of the conference may be

WINTER SOLDIER INVESTIGATION
veterans conclude

e modified to include discussion of
the new Laotian situation.
r Reports last night indicated a
e South Vietnamese invasion of
Laos, with U.S. air support, had
- begun.
"If an invasion of Laos sparks
e enough reaction I am certain there
will be discussion at the confer-
I ence," says Brian Spears, '71, a
-spokesman for Students for the
Peace Treaty. "The conference
might give rise to some sort of re-
sponse to the invasion."
The People's Peace Treaty was.
negotiated by a delegation from;
NSA who has been to. North Viet-
nam and met with representatives
of the Provisional Revolutionary
Government of the Republic of'
South Vietnam (PRG), the North
Vietnamese government, and nu-
merous antiwar groups from all of
Vietnam.
The nine point treaty calls for
immediate American withdrawal
from Vietnam, the initiation of dis-
cussions to secure the release of all
American prisoners, and the for-
mation of a provisional coalition
government to organize democra-
tic elections.
The conference is scheduled to

testimony-

pressed skepticism that such a hearing could help
end the war.
"We're not going to play that political bag with
them," he said, referring to Congress. "We're go-
ing to take to the street and make sure the govern-
ment takes some action."
Included in yesterday's testimony were charges
that Americans tortured both North Vietnamese
civilians and prisoners, that the U.S. government
exaggerated body counts of North Vietnamese

all's statement.
However, he said Gronvall told
IRA that many of the demands are.
being reviewed by top University

Overflow crowds approaching 700 attended each
of the sessions held over the past three days at the
Howard Johnson Motor Lodge.
Snonsored hv Vietnam Veterns Againgt the War,

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