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The Michigan Daily-Friday, June 16, 1978-Page 3
Regents defend student aid costs
By RENE BECKER Fleming waited about 20 minutes (D-Petoskey) arrived late, but James THIRTY-EIGHT per cent of those
During a poorly attended, hour-long before starting the meeting in the Waters (D-Muskegon) and Dean Baker students receiving financial aid were
uigiscussonrymetned, yesterday Regents' Room in the Administration (R-Ann Arbor) had not shown up when awarded grants or scholarships
publhe discussion meetingiyesty's building. The reason for delay was a Fleming cleared the public from the totalling almost $25,000,000. Nearly 20
the Regents discussed the University lack of Regents. room to begin the closed session. per cent of the students received long-
tuch on iti rogra and brie ONLY HALF of the eight-member Harold Shapiro, vice president for term loans amounting to $8,000,000. A
touceon board - Robert Nederlander (D- academic affairs, reported to the little more than one-third of the studen-
stitutions. board - R oer (d-ander ), Regents on financial aid. He said a total ts were employed for some period of
After listening to the financial aid Detroit), Sarah Power (D-Ann Arbor), of5.pepntfthsudtsnte tieb teUivrtyad and
report, the Regents expressed a Thomas Roach (D-Detroit) and Gerald of 59.5 per Cent of the students on the time by the University and earned
general interest in providing all studen- Dunn (D-Livonia) - were present for .Ann Arbor campus shared more than wages totalling $19,169,310.
genesal wh mnstrstinaovidngalln-th Dheubnn-Livnia)theeredpresetn. $52,000,000 in total financial aid funds in "Financial assistance for blacks,
ts who demonstrate financial need with the beginning of the delayed meeting. 1976-77. This averages out to $2,707 per Native Americans and Spanish-
enough aid to finish their educations. Nederlander left early on business. 1976-77.,hisa r s $7 surnamed Americans continues to
University President Robben David Laro (R-Flint) and Paul Brown student, he said.raed Americans oninu o


Newman 's
other stage
PaulNewman, actor and special rep-
resentative to the U.S. mission to the
United Nations, addresses the tenth
special session of the U.N. General
Assembly on disarmament Wednesday
in New York.

renect a suostanti portion of all
awards," said Shapiro.
As an example, Shapiro noted that
more than 75 per cent of the black
students "received scholarship or grant
assistance averaging almost $3,000."
BLACKS, native Americans, and
Hispanic Americans comprise 8.8 per
cent of the total number of enrolled
students, yet they received 18 per cent
of the total financial aid funds and more
than 26 per cent of the total scholarship
and grant funds, according to Shapiro.
Roach said that in light of tuition
raises which "seem almost inevitable,"
if a student needs financial aid and
can't get it from the government or any
other sources, the University should
provide funds "to the full extent of the
The Regents also received and
discussed a table of tuition fees at peer
institutions. The table shows that the
University in 1977-78 charged the
highest tuition rate of 13 public univer-
sities throughout the country for
graduate studies.
Laro said, however, the University
competes well with private law schools,
all of which (except Harvard) charge
more tuition than the University. Laro
then asked Shapiro if by raising law
school tuition medical school tuition
could be lowered, or at least stabilized.
Laro asked Shapiro whether or not
medical school tuition could be lowered
if law school tuition has to go up, or if
medical school tuition would have to be
raised the full 31 per cent expected.
Shapiro said he would look for the an-
swer to the question, but added that the
actual difference between law school
tuition and medical school tuition was
slight considering the amount of finan-
cial aid medical students receive.



It seems that there were these two men from
Britain, and they were on some kind of assignment
in Saudi Arabia, and well, you know how it gets
when you're away from home and it's lonely,
and-well, these two guys needed a drink, and they
needed it BAD. So, since Saudi Arabia's Islamic
code of laws do not permit the use, sale, manufac-
ture of alcohol, these resourceful fellows decided to
make their own. Now it seeme that the Saudi
Arabian government caught wind of their ex-
periments, or perhaps they were merely sitting
DOWNwind of their experiments, and after sam-
pling the goods, found themselves saying very silly
things in Sanskrit, a language which most of them
didn't know. They deduced that the stuff must be
hooch-yes, indeedy-and gave the Britons a
choice. Six months in the pokey and a public
flogging for dessert, or incarceration in a mud hut
and throw away the key. The Britons, practical
fellows that they are, opted-for the former. The two
are back in Britain now, refusing all comment. For
the record, they are not wearing see-through shirts.

Michael Harris, is a "ferocious tackler" and the
only reason she was denied a chance to play football
(oh, you know the game-we call it soccer) for
Muskham United in the Newark Youth League is
that she is a girl and not a boy. Harris ruled that
Bennett was discriminated against under the
jurisdiction of the Sex Discrimination Act, and has
ordered the Nottingham County Football
Association and the National Football Association
to nav her damages The amount? Theresa was

U-M Men's Glee Club, free in the Liberty-Division
street park ... at 8:30 p.m., Sastronomy Dept.
Visitor's Night presents Prof. Freeman D. Miller
speaking on "Collision with a Comet-Siberia 1908"
and the film "Interplanetary Space" Aud. B
Angell ... and academic announcements and
costumes for commencement can be ordered at the
University Cellar starting June 19. . . and that's

awarded $360 for loss of opportunity and $90 for hurt On the outside . . .
feelings. That's enough to saive her ego. Theresa The- weather service has this line, you know,
says she's going to use the money to buy some new where you call up, like, and I mean, so they tell you
football boots, what the weather is gonna be, right? But it never is,
and you wonder how these people get their idea of
the weather, cause you know like you and I, we'll be
Happenings .. .driving down the freeway going to work, and maybe
... are widely assorted today. At 8:40 a.m. begins you'll get off the ramp onto the street and you pull
a symposium on assessing physicians' competence, up at a red light and some guy yells out the window
as an observance of the 50th year of postgraduate and says "Nice day, ain't it?" and you flip him the
education at the U. It runs all day at the Towsley bird cause you don't know whatkinda nuts there are
Center for Continuing Medical Education ... Then out these days and that's most of what people like
at noon, on the Diag, Soweto armband day, with you-and I know about the weather. But this weather
speakers on apartheid and the Someto massacre of service, see, they say it's going to be 86' and humid
two years ago ... at 3 p.m., the International Cen- as anything. So I repeats my question-how do they
ter's outing to Silver Lake departs from the Center. know? It's just one of those things, There ought to be
No fee, changing rooms pvailabe at the lake . ..at an investigation. You don't know what kinda nuts
6:30, the Twilight in the Park Sdries bringsyou the tere aeout these dar.?5>

Little Theresa Bennett, according to Judge.


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