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T he MVol. XXXIX, No. 48-5
T heLVJI.VILFriday, July 20, 1979
Twelve Pages
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents
Presidential search breeds 'U' speculation
By JULIE ENGEBRECHT year approaches, the community is curious, if not said three candidates were left in the running: Shapiro,
A Daily News Analysis anxious, to find out who will lead the University into Frye, and one former dean at the University. Another
Speculation by members of the University com- the next decade. source, close to one search committee member, has
munity over who will be the next University president While it is probably true that very few people outside said Shapiro was definitely in contention for the post at
has focused on potential candidates from within the the Regents and their presidential search committees one point, although the person did not know whether he
University - most probably because of the lack of know who the final candidates are, many here have was still in the running.
public information about the search from the Univer- tossed out names of possible candidates already One employee of a University administrator said
sity Board of Regents and its search committees. working for the University. Shapiro and Frye still were among the candidates.
The Regents have remained tight-lipped about the Vice-President for Academic Affairs Harold Shapiro's name was mentioned very shortly after the
search ever since its beginning, fearing that public Shapiro, LSA Dean Billy Frye, and former Vice- search commenced by student government, ad-
disclosure would impair the search process and en- President for Academic Affairs Frank Rhodes have ministrative, and faculty sources. It is "likely," accor-
danger educators or others who might be potential been mentioned as leading candidates by University ding to a source close to a search committee member,
candidates for the post. officials, faculty members, and students. Although that Shapiro is among the finalists.
THE QUESTION of who the new president will be is Rhodes is now president of Cornell University, his SHAPIRO, A NATIONALLY prominent economist,
of prime importance to the University community, familiarity with this University is considered an asset has been described by students, faculty, ad-
which has watched other state universities name new to his candidacy. ministrators, and even state legislators as "brilliant,"
presidents recently. And, as the start of a new school ONE FAMILY member of a high University official See PRESIDENTIAL, Page 10
Regents pass tuition rate hike

Dodge Main demonstration AP Photo
The United Auto Workers (UAW) organized a rally at Chrysler Corp. headquarters in Highland Park yesterday.
Almost 1,500 persons protested the firm's planned shutdown of the Dodge Main plant at Hamtramck, as the UAW and
Chrysler continue contract negotiations. See story, Page 8.
Prof repeats tenure review request
PATRICIA HAGEN University Vice-President for their May meeting. In an unusual
By AAcademic Affairs Harold Shapiro at the move, the chairman of the Faculty
A Humanities professor in the College Regents' request, which claimed Senate Assembly, Prof. Richard Cor-
of Engineering yesterday asked the review procedures were followed pron, asked the Board to ask for a
University Board of Regents again to correctly in Marwil's case. tenure review for an unidentified
intervene in his request for a tenure College of Engineering Dean David humanities professor at the request of
review. Ragone concurred with Shapiro's con- the Senate Advisory Review Commit-
University Humanities Prof. clusions in another letter. tee. The Regents did not intervene,
Jonathon Marwil has contended that THE REGENTS did not take any ac- Marwil was identified, and the request
correct procedures were not followed in tion, and have adjourned until Septem- repeated at the next monthly meeting.
denying the review. ber. IN RESPONSE to the letters, during
MARWIL'S ATTORNEY Jerold Lax, "We'll make an inquiry," and de'ide public comments yesterday Lax said,
three University professors, and Mar- what action to take, attorney Lax said "The procedures have not been
wil himself addressed the Regents. after the meeting. followed" in his client's case. He reaf-
during yesterday's public comments "In one form or another we will get firmed that Marwil is requesting a
section of the monthly meeting. some kind of response," Marwil said, tenure review, not tenure. The question
The five speakers also responded to THE MARWIL CASE was first See ENGIN, Page 2
an informational .:letter, prepatred by, . brought, to th Regents' pttentiol at,

average 8.75%
The University's Board of Regents
approved new tuition rates yesterday,
increasing the rates an average 8.75 per
cent for students on the Ann Arbor
Aside from the tuition fees, each term
students will be required to pay ad-
ditional charges, including $23 for
Health Service, $16 for registration, and
about another $4 to go to the Michigan
Union and student space remodelling.
THE TUITION changes set upper
division fees for Michigan residents at
$678 per term (a 9.4 per cent increase),
with in-state freshpersons and
sophomores charged $602 per term. (a
9.5 per cent jump). Out-of-state un-
dergraduate fees all jumped 7.1 per
cent. The new fees for underclassper-
sons and upperclasspersons are set at
$1,820 per term and $1,960 per term,
Tuition charges now range from a
maximum of $2,950 per term for non-
resident medical students, to the $678
for in-state underclasspersons.
Along with tuition raises, the Board
finalized a $584.5 million budget for the
1979-80 fiscal year, including $555
million earmarked for the Ann Arbor
campus. The plan includes a $64,000
deficit and calls for a seven per cent
faculty and staff salary increase.
WHILE THE seven per cent figure is
the maximum allowed by President
Carter's wage-price guidelines, Vice-
President for Academic Affairs Harold
Shapiro indicated that it was the most
affordable figure possible.
"The most critical thing is not wage-
price guidelines, but the limit of our
fiscal capacity," Shapiro said.
Interim University President Allan
Smith complimented the University's
top administrators for their work in
trying to get the highest possible ap-
propriation from the state legislature
for the University.
"They did yeoman work in those 10
days," Smith said, referring to the
period during which legislators set final
See REGENTS, Page s

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