Thursday, September 4,
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, September ~, THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Fi
'Cobb affair' shakes
University; vacancy yet
Milliken may cut
'U' budget by 1%
Dark clouds hang over Season of
mayor's rent study unit fee hikes
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ministrate the cuts on either an
to decided upon crossthe-boardor selective ba-
sis. While he declined to spec-
(Continued from Page 1) been terminated." ulate on what the Governor's
And three weeks of unex- decision might be, the possibil-
Pringle Smith, former Chair- And tre s ofun ity clearly exists that the Uni-
woman of the Women's Commis- plained controversy, confusion, versity will not receive the full
secrecy, traumatization, were -oe e cent reduction.
sion and present editor of the as far as the administration was p
Business Alumni Magazine, call- ocre emntd , -
ed the proposed contract "gross- concerned - terminated. "THE UNIVERSITY," ad-
ly insulting." "They'd never BUT THREE nionths later it mitted Whims, "did get less
n-- (frnm the leuislatnre),
statutory basis for making the (continued from Page1) that "from the very beginning,
cuts, does not apply to the Uni- lord, tenant, and "neutral" par- ; a study of an issue as complex istrators.
versity, he clearly questioned ties. That make-up caused con- as that of rent control is neither THE UNIVERSITY'S execu-
the legality of the cut. He said tinual friction on the Harris most efficiently nor effectively tive officers apparently had to
the University would consult committee, as the landlord and handled by a commission of vol- search no further than the high
with Attorney General Kelley's tenant factions bumped heads. unteers, each of whom repre- er education bill approved by
office on the matter. Wheeler said that the mem- sents a different level of exper- the Senate in late June, which
bers of his group have been tise and all of whom have ma- called for a $109.8 million ap-
"IT DOESN'T make any dif- asked "to bury the hatchet" in Jor time responsibilities else- propriation. This figure was a
ference," said Whims, replying hopes of preventing a re-run, al- where." slight increase in "new money''
to Kennedy's legal questions. though admitting landlord and AS THAT committee worked, over last year, but with the cor-
"The appropriations bill is law tenant interests are naturally many members lost interest and rosive effects of inflation, it rep-
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dare such an offer to a white all to head '11 iw"C 1"g' b d and the law says that the budget opposed to one anoterthe
male, shestate. al cameto ahead hen he Af tha we epectd the to et." irecorrisrutsrgzedto.mAenretgne. Andthe rnal oeptr
firmative Action Commi than we expected them to get director is authorized to mak AND WHEN the issues under was produced by about five peo-
According to a source close to came out with an investigative Richard Kennedy, University additional cuts in the appropri- consideration include a "defi- ple - a third of those who be-
the administration, "T h e y report chastising Fleming and vice president for state rela- ations bills not to exceed one nition of what constitutes a fair gan the project.
(Fleming and Rhodes) never Rhodes' handling of the Cobb tions, indicated that there may per cent." profit . . . and what are exces- One board member charac-
intended to seriously offer her affair, and their lack of good be "some very serious ques- Asked if he thought Milliken's sive profits" and an assessment terized the meetings as "te-
the position in the first place," faith. tions" about the state's legal one per cent cut was a bad faith of the quality of housing, it dious and unproductive" -
and added that it was a clear At last May's Regents meet- authority for making the new measure on the part of the state seems unlikely that the differ- laced with bickering between
violation of affirmative action ing, Burns stated that non-dis- cut. government, Kennedy said, "I ences will be easily forgotten. the factions.I
guidelines - a federally en- criminatory hiring practices While Kennedy would not wouldn't characterize it as bad The Wheeler board must also The committee was handi-
dorsed. concept calling for wo- were "Either not understood or flatly admit that the General faith, just a result of the state's look at a somewhat broader capped because very little data
men and minorities to be hired not followed," at almost every Government bill, the state's disastrous financial condition." range of issues than did the existed on the local housing pic-
over equally qualified whites: step of the administration's ne- - - --- - - ---- Harris committee which studied ture and much of its time was
and men. - gotiations with Cobb. only rent control - complicat- spent trying to gather that in-
The report is virtually the ing and perhaps delaying its formation.
YET, DESPITE the uproar, the only sweeping review of the ad- sea C ies Orwork.
administration kept silent until 'ministration's policies and pro- LF I"These two camps (tenants THE FINAL report urged fur-
th:ee weeks after the controver- cedures to date - and the ad- and landlords) entered with pre- ther study in the form of an ex-
sy began. ministration was found to be conceived notions. It was diffi- haustive landlord survey and
In a statement released to the sadly wanting. m ur J Ue r aV IMcult to work in that environ- other similar projects.
Ann Arbor News, Fleming and a'ment," said Sandra Newman
AS STATED in a Daily edi- (continuedr~mPage1) the contamination occurred at who chaired the Harris commit- Although a ajoritytof the
Rhodes admitted that the Re- (CniudrmPgetth cotmnto ocurdai co itedcddtat et
gents had voted for Cobb, but torial in February, the "admi Dr. Laurence Foye, a deputy the manufacturing level, in- tee and is a member of the new: control probably wouldn't help'
ttositbeamsceautatitinorosun-poo, moemilldehiffedcaldretodo tenAntedAalinbioadelbeat at.pael tlcmmntgearmebesisgredan
oulns, it became clear that it into o soand-hec , tsmole-d in Washington, told The Daily in SHE DECLINED to comment
would not be possible for Dr. room and checked its moral re- late August that his "informa- FREIER SAID that he hasn't on the present committee until fie minmris redsgravori
Cobb and the University to psd tion suggests that a group of "the foggiest notion" as to when after its first meeting later this such action
agree upon mutually acceptable At the May Regents meeting, neuro-muscular blocking agents the FBI would conclude their in-, week.s a
terms of an appointment. The after spokespersons for women's, called Pavulon and tubo-curare vestigation but said that they| The 18-member volunteer According to its charge, the
conversations have therefore See 'U', Page 13 l are the causative agents in the would have to accumulate committee brings together land- Wheeler panel apparently will
respiratory attacks. These were "overwhelming evidence" be- lords, renters, home owners,: go over much of the ground al-
not prescribed drugs for the pa- fore making any announcement. University officials, business ready covered by the original
tients involved - it's a case of The agency has remained leaders, and legal experts in an rent study group, but the Mayor
contaminated medication." mum since the case began ex- effort to include "different per- said more financial and staff1
Since then, however, Freier cept to say that "we are contin- spectives," as Wheeler puts it. resources will be available this
has ruled out the possibility that uing our investigation." But the Harris group found time around.
resented a sizeable cut.
For Michigan residents, the
increase will bring underclass
tuition to $424 per semester,
with in-state juniors andesen--
iors shelling out $480, an in-
creasy of $28.' ~
The hike will jack out-of-statej
fees for freshpeople and sopho-'
mores to $1378 a semester, an
increase of $78. Non-resident'
juniors and seniors can expect
to pay $1484 this term.
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