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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, May 30, 1979-Page 3

Surplus in work study allocation
By PATRICIA HAGEN "we got almost 100 per cent of what we The average award for the ap-
A surplus of funds in the University's asked for." This was "unanticipated," proximately 1,200 students who had
federally supported work/study he said. Usually only a percentage of work/study jobs during the 1978-79
program is expected for the 1978-79 the request is allocated. academic year was between $700 and
fiscal year, according to an Office of THE NATIONAL work/study $1,000, according to Tatum.
Financial Aid spokesman. program is funded through the Depar- The University requested an ad-
"We expect a surplus from the end of tment of Health, Education, and ditional $300,000 from federal
Winter (Term)," said John Tatum,
assistant director of the Office of 'People decided to do things differently this year .. .
Financial Aid. The exact total of unused .
money cannot be calculated until after they decided not to use the full amount (for which
the end of the fiscal year, which is June q i
30, when requests for reimbursement -e qual
are received from work/study em- -John Tatus, financiala officer
ployers, said Tatum.
ANY FUNDS left over at the end of
the year must be returned to the federal Welfare. Students who qualify for the authorities in January, and all but $189
government to be reallocated. program are hired individually by em- of the request was received, Tatum
Tatum gave several possible reasons ployers, both on and off campus, for a said.
for the expected surplus. He said the variety of jobs, ranging from main- THE REQUEST was based on the
possibility of a surplus was unusual and tenance to research. Students must assumption that qualified students
could not recall a time when money had prove financial need to qualify. would earn between 62 and 65 per cent
ever been returned before. "Fewer Students are given an uthorization to of the amount offered in previous years.
students were working than in previous earn up to a certain amount in gross This year, however, "even less was ac-
years," Tatum said. "Fewer people wages. The employer pays 20 per cent tually earned," said Tatum.
decided to earn the money offered of the students' hourly wages and the "It's difficult to predict" the amount
them." remaining 80 per cent is covered by the of money students will decide to earn,
Another reason, Tatum said, was that federal grant. ┬░he explained. "People decided to do
'U' officers
discuss state -

things differently this year ... they
decided not to use the full amount for
which they qualified."
Tatum said campus employers have
noticed a problem in getting students to
work this year. He speculated that
student attitudes about working while
attending college may be changing.
TATUM CITED, "an upturn in loan
applications." Students may feel they
don't have time to work, he said, and
may depend on loans instead. He also
mentioned that recently liberalized
regulations allow more students to
qualify for federal loans.
Data is being collected, Tatum said,
to help predict the amount of money
necessary to fund the program. He said
he hopes to identify reasons students
decide to work and whether the
available jobs fit student needs.
Tatum said next year more students
will qualify for work/study jobs
because of an increase in the number of
jobs authorized under the program.
"We will make more offers this year
(1979-80) than we have in the past," he

request for
salary info
The University's executive officers
did not reach a decision yesterday on
whether the University should comply
with a state Senate Appropriations
Committee request to submit staff
salary information by name, according
to Interim University President Allan
However, the officers did discuss "a
number of alternatives" to the Senate
committee's request, Smith said.
Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Harold Shapiro acknowledged that a
"whole spectrum" of possible courses of
action were discussed.
SMITH SAID before a decision is
made he will look at the salary infor-
mation which has already been sent to
the committee, and said he will
probably talk to Appropriations Com-
mittee chairman Sen. Jerome Hart (D-
According to Smith, the executive of-
r toda

lagic from the past Daily Photo by LISA KLAUSNER
'These gloves may have completed a fashionable wardrobe at the turn of the century, but today they complete a display
at Ragrop, 121 W. Washington Street, a vintage clothing store.

made hand-held calculators a necessity, plans to in-
troduce a "talking Language Translator" at the
Summer Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago
next week. The firm's officials said the device is
designed for world travelers as a communications
aid, and for language students in learning pronun-
ciation. The "highly-styled hand-held device" is
programmed with everyday vocabulary and -
hrases, and can form thousands of phrases by
linking its vocabulary words. Half the Language
Translator's 1,000 word capacity will be spoken and
displayed, while the other half will be displayed
only. The machine will be able to translate English,
French, German, and Spanish, in the "most
generally accepted accents." The Language Tran-
slator will be availabke to the public in September
with a price tag of $250.00.

searching for people to volunteers as group leaders
and receptionists. The center, which offers its ser-
vices free of charge, is located at 1679 Broadway
Ave. Call Norma McCuiston at 483-1418 for more in-
... at noon, pianist Randall Benway will be
featured in the Pendleton Arts Information Center's
Music at Mid-week program in the Michigan
Union ... FILMS: A Coming of Angels, Aud. A,
Angell Hall, 7 p.m., 8:40 p.m., and 10:20 p.m.
On the outside
The notorious Daily weather forecasters claim
the sun will shine today. They also say the tem-
peratures will rise to near 70', and the low will be in
the mid-40s. If it rains today, we're sending them to
- Harrisbulrgon a DC-10.

Fingertip translator Volunteers needed
Texas Instrument, Inic., the Dallas firm that The Broadway Parent/Child-Drop-In-Center is.

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