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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 53-S
Friday, July 28, 1978
m igDSixteen Pages
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents
Regents up tuition again
$53 million budget
increase approved

Registering displeasure with their
task, the University Regents yesterday
approved the complete 1978-79 tuition
schedule (see table) and, after lengthy
debate, shelved until this morning's 9
a.m. session a request for a mandatory
$2.92 assessment fee for Michigan
Student Assembly (MSA) funding (see
accompanying story).
The monthly meeting in the Ad-
ministration building also included
authorization of a $516 million total
operating budget for all three Univer-
sity campuses for the coming year, up
$53 million from last year.
THE BUDGET WAS in summary
form, which means details will have to
be reviewed later. The general fund for
the Ann Arbor campus is $205 million
and the total operating budget for this
campus will be $490 million.
This year's tuition scheme includes
two new features. The first is a uniform
$15 surcharge on registration, effec-
tively boosting tuition $15 (reflected in
the numbers quoted here and in the
table). The second is a return to a single
method for determining charges for
graduate students on a per-credit hour
basis for up to eight credit hours, with a
flat fee for nine or more hours.
Two of the eight Regents voted again-
st the 1978-79 tuition rates, which range
from $565 for first and second year

Michigan residents to $2,695 for out-of-
state Medical students.
explained that his dissenting vote was
in response to the particularly large
hike in Medical and Dental School
tuition costs, 34.1 per cent more for
future doctors. Since this is "a total
University," Laro argued, the ad-
ministration "ought to relieve the
pressure in part from the Medical
School" by equalizing tuition burdens.
Vice President for Financial Affairs
Harold Shapiro acknowledged that
equality among schools is "a factor" in
determining tuition rates but said, "I
don't think we'll ever be able to effec-
tively strive" for real balance. Shapiro
mentioned competition among
universities for the best of the un-
dergraduate students as one reason for
the necessity to keep certain academic
bills much lower.
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor)
said simply, ":lm against rising tuition"
by way of an explanation for his
negative vote.
MOST OF THE Regents expressed
concern over the increases. "It's
already going to continue to price mid-
dle-income students right out of the
University," predicted Regent Thomas
Roach (D-Detroit) during a discussion
over the increase in Law School expen-
See REGENTS, Page 14

Daily Photo by JOHN KNOX
MSA PRESIDENT Eric Arnson speaks before the Regents yesterday,
asking them not to cut Campus Legal Aid and the Tenants Union from MSA's
funding plans.
Funding cut or
groups in doubt

How much more you'll pay in '78 - '79
Residents Non-residents

In what developed into a debate over
the amount of self-determination
University students have over their
projects, the Regents yesterday con-
sidered a recommendation from the Of-
fice of Student Services (OSS) to cut the
Ann Arbor Tenants Union and the
Housing Law Reform group from a
proposed mandatory Michigan Student
Assembly (MSA) student fee
In an MSA election held last April,
about three-quarters of the 4,227
students who voted approved of a man-
datory assessed $2.92 fee, which would
be collected at the beginning of each
term. From the fee, $1.74 would go to
Legal Aid, and six cents to be allocated
to the Ann Arbor Tenants Union. The
-remainder would be spent on other
MSA activities.
BUT THE final okay of the student's
ballot proposal is with the Regents.
Hearing arguments that the MSA fun-
ding would be biased and uncon-
stitutional a motion was made by
President Robben Fleming and passed
by the Regents to postpone deciding on
the election results until this afternoon

"It is a legitimate legal question as to
whether Legal Aid or the Tenants Union
are organizations under which man-
datory fees can be taken," said
Fleming at the meeting. "It does not
raise a problem if the fees are not man-
"This is the first time, to my.
See MSA, Page 14

-Underclass .................. $ 61
-Upperclass ....................61
Graduate ........................ 135
Law .............................. 80
Medicine .......................345
Dentistry ...................235
Public Health...............- 5


U.N. adopts plan for S-W Africa
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. and control. It passed 12-0. The Soviet South Africa held the key to whether the
Security Council adopted two Union and Czechoslovakia abstained, Carter administration could chalk up
resolutions yesterday initiating a and China did not participate. its first major foreign-policy
Western plan to make South-West achievement in Africa - a peaceful
Africa independent of white-ruled South THE OTHER resolution, denounced transition to independence for
Africa and calling for the "re- by the South Africans, said Walvis Bay, Namibia.
integration" of Walvis Bay into the the territory's only deepwater port,
disputed territory. should be handed over to the new HOURS BEFORE the Security Coun-
One resolution endorsed the Western nation. It was approved 13-0, with the cil debate, Secretary of State Cyrus
proposal asking U.N. Secretary- Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia ab- Vance said he had no firm word from
General Kurt Waldheim to name a staining again. South Africa's foreign minister, Roelof
special representative to "ensure the Namibia is the African name for Botha, on the position that country
early independence of Namibia through South-West Africa. would take on the plan for Namibian in-
free elections" under U.N. supervision Despite the Security Council action, See U.N., Page 14

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