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Impending

'U' deficit

to result in cutbacks

(Continued from Page 1)
enrollment is down a slight amount,"
Shapiro said, but he pinned most of the
blame on the fact that students are
electing fewer credit hours.
When the budget was approved by the
Regents last summer University ad-
ministrators were alerted to the fact
that $1.2 million would have to be pared
from various areas of the budget. The
additional $1.5 million deficit created
by the drop in tuition, however, came as
an unexpected surprise.
"WE DIDN'T fully anticipate that
this could happen," Shapiro said.
Shapiro added that budget projec-
tions are approximations subject to
change--such as reduced tuition in-
come-and said the deficit figure could
change again.
Shapiro said some of the deficit will
be made up by a surplus of funds the
University has from its energy budget.
He did not say how much the surplus
amounted to.
James Lesch, director of research

development and administration, does
not anticipate his area of concern will
suffer and crippling cutbacks despite
Shapiro's claim that the area will
probably be affected by cuts. "I don't
see a major impact on research," said
Lesch. "A good amount is sponsored by
outside sources.'
LESCH SAID no more than $8 million
of the University's total research ex-
penditure of $76 million comes from
general fund.
Assistant Financial Aid Director
James Zimmerman was also optimistic
about the effect of the deficit on his
department.
"We haven't been notified of the
amounts (of budget reductions) yet,"
said Zimmerman, "but I don't think it
will affect any of the aid programs this
year. .
Shapiro said that even though the
deficit was caused largely by a tuition
shortfull, tuition rates will not
necessarily be increased as compen-
sation.

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President Carter and former Presidents Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon meet at the Capitol prior to services for Sen.
Hubert Humphrey. The trip was Nixon's first return to Washington since resigning the presidency in 1974.

THE PEER COUNSELORS
IN
ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING
are offering
On-Going Groups in
Assertiveness Training
(sponsored by University Counseling Services)
ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING IS:
-a way by which one learns to deal honestly, directly,
and appropriately with friends, parents, authority
figures;.etc. ;
-a method by which one gets in touch with his/her
"rights'" and feelings in interpersonal situations;
-a supportive group environment in which individuals
share thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Groups will meet weekly, times to be arranged.
COME AND FIND OUT WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!
Pick up applications and information sheets at the
University Counseling Services Office, 3d floor of the
Union, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 764-8312.
Groups are forming now, and interested individuals
are urged to act promptly.

COMPOSITION REQUIREMENT UPPED:

More English ordered

(Continued from Page 1)
flunked," Fader said. With the
assessment, he said, "we'll know how
they really write, rather than how
they're reputed to write."
"The quality of writing has definitely
slipped in the past ten to fifteen years,
said History ProfessoraLouis Orlin. He
feels the new program will "force
departments to take a look at the paper
writing in their courses."
Jay Robinson, chairman of the

English department, says he feels this
will "put pressure on school boards to
adequately prepare students at the high
school level."
Although the final vote was nearly
unanimous-there were only three
dissenting votes out of approximately
250-some faculty members raised
objections.
Physics Professor Alfred Hendel said
there is "no evidence that it will work,"
adding that the whole program is based

on "wishful thinking."
Orlin objected to offering tutorial
courses for credit. je said he under-
stood why such courses had to be of-
fered, but did not feel they merited
College credit.
SEVERAL FACULTY members
questioned where staff for the program
would be obtained. Members of the
English Composition Board explained
that most of the work load will be
shared by current senior faculty mem-
bers, but that graduate students will be
made available to assist.
Student government representatives,
also expressed fear that'the professors
in some departments may not have the
necessary experience to teach English.
"I think they overestimate the com-
petence of the faculty," said Jim
Sullivan of LSA Student Government
(1nA-SG). Hendelnsarcastically
suggested that faculty. members and
teaching assistants be required to take
the entrance assessment along with en-
tering freshpersons.
Some reaction tothe new set of
requirements was extremely
favorable, however. LSA Dean Billy
Frye called the program "tremen-
dous," saying he is "very, very
pleased." LSA-SG President Dick
Brazee lauded it as, "the most positive,
most unified effort this college has
made in three years."
Chemistry Prof. Thomas Dunn said
the new requirements are "very hear-
tening."
Journalism Prof. Peter Clarke said,
"All we can do is try."

F are well
to Happy
Warrior
(Continued from Page 1)
Humphrey's death Friday night after
a long battle against cancer prompted
an outpouring of sympathy from Amer-
ica's most powerful and influential citi-
zens. The honors that followed were
comparable' to the state funerals for
presidents.
BUT THE TRIBUTES that seemed
most appropriate for Humphrey, a tire-
less crusader for civil rights and jobs
legislation, were the long lines of
anonymous mourners, the people to
whom he had dedicated his political
life.
People waited for hours in below-zero
weather, outside the Minnesota Capitol
where his body lay in state, for an op-
portunity to walk past his casket. The
Capitolremained open through the
night and the governor's office esti-
mated that 43,000 filed through the
marble rotunda.
Some wept, some sang spirituals and
patriotic hymns. Many brought young
children to say farewell to the Happy
Warrior.
"I admired him because he stood for
the average, common working man,"
said Bob Sands, a 23-year-old welder
from Brooklyn Center, Minn. "I shook
his hand once when I was 11 years ok
and I never forgot it."
Thelma Johnson, 30, a black Mn
neapolis housewife,said Humphre
"did more for the black people and th
underprivileged than any man i
history, including any president. Th
least I can do is be close to him at a tim
like this."
Women,
blacks
picked as.
astronaut
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S.
space agency yesterday namedsix
women, three black men and an
oriental among 35 candidates to fly
on the nation's space shuttles in the
next decade.
It was the first time that women
and minority-group members have
been named to the astronaut corps.
The group of 35 is the largest
contingent of astronauts ever select-
ed and the first group named since
1969.
ALL OF THE women, two of. th
blacks and the oriental come aboarc
in a list of 20 mission specialists
whose main shuttle work will be t
conduct medical, astronomical, sci
entific and other experiments. Th
other black is one of 15 pilots namec
who actually will fly the rocket ship
Robert Frosch, head of the Nation
al Aeronautics and Space Adminis
traton, said the new group wi
report for training July 1 at NASA'
Johnson Space Center in Houston. H
said they would be eligible for flight
in 1980, the second year of shutt
operations. The present corps of 2
astronauts will man the early flights
starting in about 13 months.
NASA expects by 1985 to be launch
ing as many as 60 shuttle flights a
year into earth orbit, carrying af

many as seven persons on eacl
flight. The shuttle is, a reuseabl
spaceship that will land back oi
earth like an airplane, to be refur
bished and flown again.
FROSCH SAID the selection pr
cess was difficult and that thl
winners were selected for their com
petitive skill and not because of race
color, creed or sex.
"We have selected an outstandin
group of women and men wh
represent the most competent, ta
ented and experienced people avai
able to us today," Frosch said.
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