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Page 6-Saturday, June 10, 1978-The Michigan Daily
More middle income blacks in college

From Staff and Wire Reports
College enrollment rates are high
for black students than whites in lo
and middle-income families, a n
federal study shows.
Ahigher percentage of whites atter
college in the very low (under $5,00
and high (over $20,000) ranges of fami
income, according to the report, but t
black enrollment rates are higher in t
middle-income level where mo
American families fall.
THE ANNUAL report of the Nation
Center for Education Statistic
released yesterday, also shows that t
number of black students in collel
grew from 282,000 students in 1966
1,062,000 two years ago.
Their percentage in that perk
soared from 4.6 per cent to 10.7 per ce
of all collegians. Here at the Universit
blacks make up 7.5 per cent of the tot
student body, according to 1977 figur
from the Office of Financial Aid.
Overall, 27 per cent of all adults 18
24 were in college.
THE REPORT found that financi
aid apparently is a strong incentive f
students to stay in college. Withdraw
rates are lower and graduation rat
higher for students of all races, i
comes and ability levels if th
received aid, according to a follow-i
study of high school graduates of 1972.
That study found that nearly 70 p
cent of black and Hispanic collet
freshmen were receiving some aid,i
cluding loans and campus jobs, cot
pared with 52 per cent of the whi

According to a September 1977 report
er to the Regents 'rom the Office of
w- Financial Aid, 77 per cent of minority
ew students here at the University (ex-
ad cluding Asian-Americans) received
nd some form of financial aid. The study
also said that minority students tend to
ily have lower-than-median parental in-
he comes.
ast IN THE $5,000 to $9,999 annual in-
come range, 17 per cent of young black
adults were in college, compared with
al 15 per cent of whites and 11 per cent of
s, Hispanics.
to From $10,000 to $14,999 income, 21 per
cent of the blacks were enrolled com-
od pared with 17 per cent of the others.
ant From $15,000 to $19,999, it was 24 per
ty, cent for both blacks and whites and 22
tal per cent for Hispanics.
Under $5,000, 28 per cent of whites
to were in college compared with 15 per
cent of the others. Jay Noell, associate
editor of the report, said the number of
ial young white graduate students with low
or incomes may explain that disparity.
es IN THE $20,000 plus income range,
n- the white edge was 32 per cent com-
ey pared with 24 per cent of blacks and 17
er It is estimated that in 1978, in the
ge United States alone, rats will destroy
in- about $1 billion worth of property, ex-
m- cluding numerous fires they will cause
ite by gnawing electrical insulation.

per cent of Hispanics. Over $25,000, 46
per cent of the whites were in college, 38
per cent of the blacks and 39 per cent of
the Hispanics.
The proportion of college population
that is white fell from nearly 94 per cent
in 1966 to less than 87 per cent, although
the actual number of whites in colleges
rose jy nearly three million to just un-
der 10 million.
White males, who were 58 per cent of
the college population a decade ago,
now account for 47 per cent, while white
Police trace
Moro's shoe
ROME (AP) - Tracing the sand
found in the dead Aldo Moro's shoes and
cuffs, police zeroed in yesterday on a
posh beach resort area in their search
for the "people's prison" where the
former premier was held by his Red
Brigade kidnapper-killers.
Investigators also continued their
questioning of five persons charged in
the abduction-murder of Moro and the
ambush killing of his five bodyguards.
Three key suspects are still at large.
POLICE SAID a chemical
examination of fine, white sand taken
from Moro's shoes and pant cuffs after
his body was found May 9 in Rome led
them to conclude that he was probably
kept along a four-mile stretch of
seacoast near Rome, between Mac-
carese and the beach resort of Fregene.


female enrollment has climbed from 36
per cent to 40 per cent.
The report found that in 1977 for the
first time, more than half of families
with an 18-year-old child also had at
least one other child of college age, 18 to
21. Some 51 per cent of the families
were in this category, up from only 35
per cent in 1966.
A spokesperson said that may help
explain the current public demand for
tax credits or other tuition aid to help
families cope with college costs.
Rand from
s to resort
The area, near Rome's international
airport at Fiumicino, had been sear-
ched during Moro's 55-day$ imprison-
ment, but police said it was being com-
bed again very carefully. No terrorist
hideout has been reported found,
Police rounded up 15 persons in the
Moro investigation Thursday and three
were charged with illegal possession of
arms. Authorities have not made clear
what connection, if any, those detained
Thursday might have with the Red
Brigades, but police sources said some
were followers of the Autonomy
Movement, reportedly a recruit pool for
the Red Brigades.
The five suspects under intensive
questioning had been arrested last
modth after police raided a print shop
described as a Red Hrigades hideout.
They are charged with abducting and
killing Moro and killing his five

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March 1-7.1977 is
National Physical Education and Sport Week
Physical Educa oplPub icInormation
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