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Page 2-Wednesday, April 5, 1978-The Michigan Daily

State OK's tuition grants

Divestiture question
to. be on MSA ballot

The State Legislature has approved a
bill that will provide $6 million in tuition
grants to students attending private
colleges and universities in the state.
The bill comes outside of the
legislature's annual appropriations for
higher education and provides $500 in
tuition aid to eveity full-time Michigan
freshman in an approved private
college this fall. The grants will be ad-
ded to other classes each year until all
four college years are included. 12,398
students are expected to benefit from
the aid in the next school year.

State Relations Richard Kennedy said
there is "no way of determining"
whether the $6 million will detract from
money which would have been ap-
propriated to the University and other
public schools. But, he did say the bill
"constitutes an additional drayn on
scarce state dollars and in that sense it
is competing with state education.
"It's one more drain on state resour-
ces that tends to work against higher
public education in the same way it
drains from the mental health or other

Fleming and Kennedy too questioned
the spending, when, as Kennedy said,
"By their own admission the Governor
and the legislature are short of
adequate funds to do the things they're
supposed to do."
"The troublesome fact," said
Fleming "is that the state says public
education is substantially underfunded
now. I don't know how they've related
this bill to that problem."
The state currently finances part of
higher private education by reimbur-

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UNIVERSITY officials have com-
plained that the state should not have With pi
approved the . bill when higher the s(
education funds for public institutions
are limited. However, they agree that ft it tlii
private colleges serve an important
purpose and should receive some form
'of state aid. Esii
"I have always favored helping the state bud
private schools with public funds," said gern
University President Robben Fleming Govern
"yesterday. "But, I feel this has to be strong su
done under the same conditions and passed in
total package of education funding the Milliken s
state sets up." of "educa
Fleming joined with the presidents of institutio
the state's other public colleges and Several
universities in a statement to the strongly
legislature. Although the presidents them San
recognized a need to support the Ar). a
private schools, they urged the Cooper
r legislature not to pass the bill because " Cooper
of its limited funds. casd
p UNIVERSITY Vice-President for public an
pense of ti
South University near Washtenaw

re always farored helping the pritate schools
iublih funds. ButI feel this has to be (lone under
me conditionrs and total package of educaiitor

University students will have the
chance next week to vote on a non-
binding referendum on the University's
South African investment policy.
The question will be on the Michigan
Student Assembly ballot in its general
elections to be held April 10, 11 and 12.
The Assembly voted to put the
question on the ballot at the MSA
meeting last night. The resolution was
introduced on behalf of the Student
Alliance for Better Representation
THE QUESTION, which would serve
only as a measure of student opinion,
reads: "Shall the students of the
University of Michigan oppose any
financial ties between the University of
Michigan and the apartheid policies of.
South Africa and insist that the Regents
follow the example of the University of
Wisconsin and Michigan State Univer-
sity by withdrawing investments of the
University of Michigan from cor-
porations conducting business in South
Last month the University Regents
did not vote for University divestiture

in firms dealing with South Africa as
many had hoped, but rather adopted a
resolution shaping University policy.
The resolution called for the University
to urge corporations to adopt the anti-
discriminatory Sullivan principles in
their South African operations. The
resolution also ordered the University
to assume responsibility for votes at
corporation shareholder meetings.
The only opposition to the plan came
from MSA vice-president for personnel
and presidential candidate Irving
"I'm afraid if we put this on the ballot
it could backfire on us," said Freeman.
He expressed concern that the outcome
of the vote could be against divestiture.
FREEMAN ALLUDED to a referen-
dum two years ago which called for the

cessation of CIA recruitment on cam-
pus. It was widely expected that
students would overwhelmingly reject
CIA recruitment. Students, however,
voted in favor of the recruitment.
"This is a slightly different issue
from the CIA," said MSA member G. J.
DiGiuseppe. "The CIA thing came at a
time when students were desperate for
"We should give them (students) the
choice," said member Cathy Pattinson.
If the question does pass as most MSA
members expect, some have doubts as
to the impact of. the vote on actual
"The position of the Regents really
isn't going to change until Robben
Fleming retires, which isn't going to be
for a couple of years," said MSA mem-
ber John Gibson.

rg the state sets tip.

-President Robben Fleming

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gets," he continued.
or William Milliken was a
supporter of the bill which
the Senate overwhelmingly.
said he favors the bill because
ational contributions" private
ns make to the state.
lawmakers, however, were
opposed to the bill, among
ator Gilbert Bursley (R-Ann
Ld Senator Dan Cooper (D-Oak
said the legislature had
the important line" between
d private colleges "at the ex-
.e public schools."

sing private schools $1,200 for every
Michigan resident they graduate. The
state allocated $2.8 million in programs
such as this during the current year, in
addition to providing scholarships,,
tuition grants and payments for
professional degrees to students atten-
ding private school.

Daily Official Bulletin

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5.7 percent. The median family income
for 1976, the latest year for which
figures are available, was $14,960.
" There will be $12.3 billion in public
and private financial aid for students
during the coming academic year. That
does not count possible benefits from
congressional and administration
proposals to help middle-income
families burdened by high education
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0 "
Osts risei
* The average 6 percent increase
reported for the coming year compares
with a 4 percent boost from 1976-77 to
* Tuition and fees are the items
which vary most from school to school.
At private, four-year colleges, tuition
and fees for the upcoming academic
year will average $2,647; at public,
four-year schools, the average is $651
although costs can increase sharply for
out-of-state students.
" Dollar amounts for items other
than tuition and fees are fairly similar
from one college to another. As an
average, the College Board says
students should plan on budgeting $245
for transportation-including trips
home during the year.

Daily Calendar
Ct. Afro-American Studies: Teshome Wagaw,
"Africa Illiteracy and Development Reconsidered,"
11005. University, noon.
Ctr. Russian/E. European Studies: Marina
Raskin, "Some Trends in Post-War Soviet
Literature: Intimate Themes," Commons rm., Lane,
Highway Safety/Gerontology: Lily HuangIn-
jury Characteristics of Crash-Involved Aged
Drivers: Results of Empirical Analyses," Conf. rm.,
HSRI, 3:30 p.m.
Nuclear Eng.: Chihiro Kikuchi, "Radioactive
Waste Disposal in Natural Salt Formations," 310
Auto Lab., 3:30 p.m.
Physics: W.E. Blumberg, Bell Labs., "Ap-
plications of X-ray Absorption to Biological
Systems," 296 Dennison. 4 p.m.
Statistics: Fred Hoppe, Cornell-U., "Recent
Results in Branching Processes," 451 Mason Hall, 4
Ctr. SSEAS: Jan Wisseman. U-London, "Port and
State in Early Island South East Asia," E. Conf. rm.,
Rackham, 4 p.m.
Ind./Oper. Eng.: Edward F. Stafford, Jr., U-Okla-
homa, "Simulation vs. Mathematical Modelling for
Systems Analysis: Comparison of Techniques," 229
W. Eng.4p.m.
Ctr. Early Childhood/Ed. & Develop.: Michelene

Chi, U-Pittsburgh, "Assessing Knowledge and
Recall,"Schorling Aud.,SEB,4p.m.
MARC: Elizabeth Eisenstein, "The Printing Press
as an Agent of Change;" Harry Haile, "Changes in
Printing with the Advent of Religious Piuralism."
Aud. D.,.Angell, 8p.m.
Ctr. Western European Studies: James McFarlan.
U-East Anglia, "Ibsen Then and Now," Lee. rm.. 1,
MLB, 8 p.m.
Music School: Campus Orchestra: Hill Aud. 8
Summer Placement
:3200 SAB 763-4117
Camp Sequoia, Mi. Will interview Tues.. Apr. 11 1-
4. Openings include waterfront (WS), arts/crafts,
riding (western), archery, riflery.
Crystal Mountain Lodge, Mi.*Will audition at the
Michigan Union, Assembly Hall on Weds., April 12 1
p.m. - 10 p.m. If you play a horn, bass, guitar or sing
- (be part of a combo) register for audition. Phone
763-4117 or register in person.
IBM, vermont. Offers a summer professiorial
program for students who have completed their
junior year and beyond in elec. engr. or computer
science. Details and apps. available. Deadline April
YMCA - Camp Potowatami, Ind. Opening for trail
leaders. Knowledge in environmental science -
nature - biology, etc. Details available.

* 769-1744


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