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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 157 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, April 16, 1978 Ten Cents Fourteen Pages plus Supplement.
CIA files disclose their elite academic crop
By RENE BECKER received CIA assistance on various friendships to additional professors University professor, a CIA employee
Copyright 1978 research projects with whom we had not previously met." wrote: "I am sorry you were unable to diHoteel ite imo per"to attes s professor went on to write that the mx
Th ihgnDiyThese seminars wereacomprised of But hw and why h gYyslcsji s nCiao u vnmr did not feel it improper to attend. In, tre of academic people wth
Thes semnashericmpise oDBtiowanywy the Agency selects join us in Chicago, but even more. a letter dated December 1, 1972, "rpentivsfo arng'f
Last Tuesday, Central Intelligence professors, CIA analysts, and scholars for these seminars is not disappointed to learn that you feel it anoter University professor wrepresentatives from a 'range't.
soeie te oenetpro-known. While some have been invited to improper for you to participate in suchFodaknifteextmeas iar Tepfsorlomnindth
Agency (CIA) Director Stansfield Tur- nel. The small groups, usually not more all sessions others havebeen asked sessions." Ford asking if the next time a seminar Throfes als men tint
ner said his agency would strive for than 15, would informally discuss inter- only once. At least one University The agent said he hoped the professor is held, Could I suggestone that mixes small size of the discussion group, "a
i"greater openness, and maximum national relations, specifically events outsiders (I guess I really AM one) loose agenda, a free-wheelig
disclosure" to the public, concerning China and the Soviet Union. .' ' ... (deleted) with insiders." discussion rather than having to await
But a small select group of scholars One recently publicized seminar was recognition by the chair" and thep
around the country --including several In a May 9, 1974 memorandum, CIA Of all the professors asked about possible connection held on March 22 and 23, 1975 at the Clift portunity to talk to others individually.
University professors - have already Coordinator for Academic Relations h CIA, no one said te had any connection ith Hotel in San Franciscoe r n -epbascobecaed togther
been privileged to such information, Harold Ford wrote: ". . . they (the A month after the seminar, a Univer- same bassgro be alld teth
according to documents recently seminars) were good PR," and they the agency but several have said that through aca- sity professor wrote CIA Coordinator once a year for the same discussio.
released by the CIA under the Freed- gave the Agency "new perspectives on dlif h for Academic Relations Gary Foster to But accordingttovariousvsourcespthere
dom of Information Act (FOIA). key questions of U.S.-Soviet detnte, ry.explain why he enjoyed the session so ha e heodiny sone such seminarheld
and of the interplay of Soviet-Chinese- much. "It was one of the best such since that time
THESE DOCUMENTS show ,that U.S.relationships." gatherings I have attended," the Those who attended the seminars
several University professors have Ford also wrote that "these outings professor questioned the propriety of was not embarrassed by the affair, professor wrote. ialso receive CIA research materials or
received CIA research materials, at- deepened friendships with existing participating in CIA seminars. "and I will try to spare you any incon It was so successful, indeed, that I "reference aids". These materials
tended CIA-sponsored seminars, and academic contacts, and expanded In a June 4,1969 letter to an unnamed venience in the futurethink it is worthtrymg to specify the
veieceinth ftue. ingredients that made it click'." The See CIA, Page 2


food hall on
Hill gains
For a decade student opposition has
deferred any possibility of food service
consolidation in campus dormitories,
according to Acting University Housing
Director Robert Hughes.
But now that the Housing Office is
seriously considering consolidation of
the Hill area dorms, student leaders
seem more receptive to the idea than
some University Regents.
THE FARMINGTON Hills firm of
Winebrenner & Ebejer Architects, Inc.,
spent four months conducting a
feasibility study examining con-
solidation options. The firm recom-
mended that a $3.5 million central
dining addition be added to the back of
Mosher-Jordan Hall to replace existing
food services in Couzens, Alice Lloyd,
Mosher-Jordan and Stockwell dorms.
Construction of the Mosher-Jordan
addition would result in some 100 ad-
ditional student spaces in other dorms
as well as space for other uses such as
seminar rooms and dance studios. Such
a consolidation would result in savings
of almost $420,000 per year, according
to estimates of a Housing Office task
force that examined consolidation.
Most other large universities. have
cdnsolidated food service.
BEFORE ANY consolidation plan is
enacted, it would have to be recom-
mended by the Housing Office and ap-
proved by the Regents.,
* Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor),
who was once in the food business, said
he would be "cautious" in considering
any consolidation possibility.
"Before that kind of plan is under-
taken it would have close scrutiny by
the Administration and then by the
Regents," he said. "I don't think this
one would move rapidly."
"COST SAVINGS would have to be
dramatic for me to be for it (con-
solidation),"rsaid Regent David Laro
(R-Flint). As a concept I'm against it.
it's got a long way to go and hasn't even
reached the first stage yet."
But Mike Synk, outgoing president of
the student-composed. University
fousing Council, said he favors the
consolidation idea but has doubts about
the costs involved.
See CENTRAL, Page 2

'U 5requests over
8.75% tuition hike

Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Harold Shapiro said yesterday that the
administration will recommend the
Regents raise undergraduate tuition
more than 8.75 per cent for next year -
the increase students paid during the
current year.
This weekend, the Regents received a
copy of the recommendations for
preliminary discussion of the 1978-79
budget later this week. The Regents are
expected to approve a final version of
the budget later this summer.
ONE REGENT noted that the un-
dergraduate hike, although higher than
last year's, is not "significantly"
higher. However, he did say that the
recommended increases for the
Medical, Dental and several other
professional programs are "substan-
Shapiro, who is responsible for the

Moro sentenced' to death
Former Italian Premier Aldo Moro was "sentenced to die" by his ultra-
leftist kidnappers in a communique yesterday after what they called his
"people's court" trial. 50,000 policemen and soldiers are still unable to find
any solid leads as to his whereabouts. Moro was kidnapped one month ago

Miiority' woes abound

budget, would not comment on specific
figures for the graduate programs, and
was unwilling to put a ceiling on the
possible range for the proposed un-
dergraduate hike.
Shapiro said recommended fees "will
vary around campus" depending on
specific programs. He said he was not
sure about exact maximum levels and
"would not want to guess."
UNIVERSITY President Robben
Fleming refused to comment on the
tuition recommendations last night.
Shapiro said the only concrete fee ac-
tion the Regents will take this week is
on undergraduate resident tuition
because that information mustbe made
available to the Michigan Scholarship
Board soon or students may not receive
aid this fall.
Regent David Laro (R-Flint)
stressed that any firm action on tuition
"is going to take a complete
discussion," by administrators and the
LARO AND Regent Deane Baker (R-
Ann Arbor) both said that final Univer-
sity budget figures depend on the
amount of money the University will
receive in the form of state ap-
"One thing is for sure," said Laro, "if
the state doesn't give us enough money
we will have to either cut programs or
raise tuition." Laro suggested that
students wishing to curtail tuition costs
direct their protest to the legislature.
"Nobody wants to increase tuition,"
said Baker, "but if an increase is
necessary the Regents will probably
vote for it."
administrations recommended hikes to
a larg extent. "It couild quite well be
that our variations beyond that (the ad-
ministration's recommendation) will not

be large." Baker estimated a change of
"not more than a few percentage poin-
Baker said the Regents have directed
the administration to explore any
avenue which could lead to more state
"We will seek every way possible to
keep tuition down," said Baker. "As a
parent, paying tuition myself, I'm
aghast at the cost."
SHAPIRO SAID the administration's
recommendations are based on,projec-
ted figures for the state appropriations,
primarily Gov. William Milliken's
recommended $11.5 million increase in
state aid to public and private colleges
in the state.
Last week the Senate Appropriations
Committee recommended a $13 million
increase over Milliken's recommen-
dation. The Committee's recommen-
dation will be discussed on the Senate
floor this weeks but a final version of the
state's Higher Education Bill, which in-
cludes the University's appropriations,
is not expected until early May.
Shapiro said administrators are
faced with difficulties in building next
year's budget because of emergency
adjustments made this year to coun-
teract a deficit which resulted, ini part,
from a tuition shortfall of almost $1.6
million. He said increased utility costs
and specific designations for state fun-
ds, primarily to health service, com-
pound the problem.
Last year, in-state underclasspeople
paid an additional 8.6 per cent which in-
creased tuition from $464 to $504, while
upperclass state residents paid 9.1 per
cent more - a jump from $526 to $574.
Both final figures were exactly what
the administration had recommended.

Since a report from the University's
Office of Academic Affairs revealed
last January that the University's,
minority enrollment has declined -
from 10.2 per cent of all students in the
fall of 1976 to 9.5 per cent last fall - a
resurgence of awareness and concern
for the problem of minority enrollment
affected the campus.
However; the Chronicle of Higher
Education figures released last March
indicate the University's un-
dergraduate minority enrollment per-
centage is one of the highest among the
Big Ten schools. The 9.7 percentage is
second only to that of Northwestern
University, where the percentage is
THESE FIGURES, however, cannot
be taken at face value, as there are
many factors in the size of a.school's
minority enrollment. One of these fac-
tors is the percentage of minorities in.
the entire state. The University of Min-
nesota's black enrollment is 2.4 per cent

one of the lowest in the Big Ten. But the
black population of th4 state is 0.9 per
Michigan's black enrollment of 6.9
per cent does not look very impressive
when compared to the figure for the en-
tire state, which is 11.2 per cent.
Even the state population figures do
not tell the whole story. For instance,
they do not determine what percentage
of the p pulation is in the college age'
bracket, and therefore eligible to be
considered for admittance to these
DAVID WORD OF the U.S. Census
Bureau pointed out that people in the 18-
21 age bracket might not have high
school diplomas.
"Walter Washington,.Assistant Direc-
tor of Admissions at the University of
Illinois, explained that many minority
students do not receive information
about what kinds of high school
curriculums the universities favor, an-
dc are thus, on the basis of their high
* Today's paper is the last
issue of the Daily for this term
(we have finals too). For those of
you who will sweat it out in Ann
Arbor, the premiere of the 1978
Summer Daily will be May 3. For
the rest of you, see you in Sep-
* The wife of one of the patients
who mysteriously died at the Ann
Arbor V.A. Hospital in 1975 is
filing a negligence suit against
the federal government. See
story, Page 13.
" The Regents are scheduled
this week to consider a plan that
would put a non-voting student

school records, often ineligible for ad-
Normando Caban, a counselor at
Ohio State University's Office of
Minority Affairs, said that the univer-
sity has particular trouble recruiting
Native American students.
"The goal of American society is to
go to school and make good money,"
stated Caban. He'" said many Native
Americans are opposed to this idea and
"they want to break away from the
white man's outlook."
WALTER LANE OF the Minority,
Programs Office at the University of
See MINORITY, Page 8

Senate, gubernatorial
races packed in state.

A Daily News Analysis
Although the state primary is still
less than four months away, the
Democratic gubernatorial field is,
locked with five candidates, all hoping
to end the incumbency of Governor
William Milliken later this fall.
Since Sen. Robert Griffin's decision to
seek re-election, the long-expected fall-
out of Democratic hopefuls has
crowded the Senate race. The
arrowing of the field began this week
hen Birmingham attorney Jim

branch for the first time in 15 years.
The candidates-former state
Democratic chairman Zolton Ferency,
state senators Pat McCollough and
William Fitzgerald, former Public Ser-
vice Commissioner Bill Ralls, and
Oakland County Sheriff Johannes
Spreen provide an interesting and con-
trasting field.I
THE FIELD OF Democratic Senator
hopefuls is just as diverse. The list in-
cludes: former Detroit City Council
President Carl Levin; Ann Arbor,
publisher Phil Power; Dudley Buffa,.-
the former aid to the late Senator Philip
Hart: State Senator John Otter

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