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Page Ten

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

'U' tuition hike expected today"

Friday, July 18, 1975
Record number of cities
show high unemployment

(Continued from Page 1)
say anything else would really
be asking for trouble."
The hike comes in the face of
a state appropriations package
falling almost $27 million below
the University's original request
last winter.
ALTHOUGH the $109.8 milliojs
state budget is still subject to
formal approval by the state
House, Fleming said he feels
the figure will not be -sbject to
significant changes in the House.
He explained that the Board will
tentatively approve the bill to-
day, with minor adjustments at
the September meeting.
The Regents do not meet in
August, and there are no plans
for a special meeting auytime
before September.
Kennedy indicated yes-erdoy
that the University may b in
for additional budgetary blues
if the state Senate does not ap-
prove the controversial business
privilege tax. That measure
would provide nearly $180 mil-
lion in desperately needed funds
for the state treasury, some of
which would be earmarked for
the University.
THE STATE budget's ap-
proval is predicated upoa pass-
age of the bill. Should the legis-
lature adjourn for the summer
without aperoving the measure,
new cats would possibly result.
If the bill doesn't pass
everything woild be up for
grabs," said Flemsing.
Student ossition to the long-
anticinated hike is already be-
ginning to take shape. At yes-
terday's sublic comments ses-
sion, the Board heard from a
representative of the Committee
to Fight the Tuition Hike, an ad
hoc coalition of studnit -roups.
The committee claims to have
collected nearly 800 signatures
on a petition demanding no tui-
tion increase.
"WE'VE COME here to let
you know that we wn't silently

fade out of view as costs of get-
ting an education make it im-
possible to stay in school;" said
Gale Summerfield of the Revo-
lutionary Students' Brigade.
The committee asked the Re-
gents for "a complete financial
penses, a list of alternatives to
breakdown of University ex-
a tuition hike, and a copy of the
University budget for the com-
ing year."
MEANWHILE, at their mem-
bership meeting last night, the
Graduate Students Organization
(GEO) passed a resolution en-
dorsing the activities of the
committee and "opposing any
such attempts to make students
shoulder the burden of the fi-
nancial crisis of the state of
Michigan."
At yesterday afternoon's pub-
lic session, the Regents heard
a grim progress report from Af-
firmative Action Program Di-
rector Wellie Varner. Varner
called the University's recent
progress in hiring and promo-
tion practices for minorities
"basically negative." Varner
said the major failure of the
University's affirmative action
efforts was in the area of faculty
hiring.
"THE MAJOR problem is the
failure to hire in the faculty
area," Varner said, calling fac-
ulty positions "the path by
which people move to other
areas," such as deanships and
departmental chairmanships.
Varner added however that
there has been "a modest in-
provement" in the hiring and
promotion levels for non-minor-
ity women.
"Women have received a pro-
portion of promotions relative
to their numbers on the staff,"
noted Varner.
ANOTHER area of concern
Varner brought to Regental at-
tention was what she considered
to be excessively high turn-over
rate for minority employe sin

various job classifications. She
indicated that 64 per cent of
the service and maintenance
employes terminated d u r i n g
their probationary periods were
minorities.
Varner sketched a discourag-
ing picture of minority hiring in
the various vice . presidential
areas of the University. Only in
the office of student services
did minorities gain ground in
professional and administrative
positions. Varner added that
business and financial depart-
ments met its projections for
both minorities and women, but
that "a few departments are
carrying the full burden."
The political science profes-
sor's most pointed words, hew-
ever, remained for the lack of
minority faculty hiring.
"I FEEL very strongly that
a university with the prestige
and resources of this one has
less of an excuse than some
other schools not to have mare
minorities on the faculty," Var-
ner told the Regents.
Varner proposed a rigorous
mindrity grad student recruit-
ing program to be incorporated
into the University's affirria-
tive action efforts. She further
suggested that such a program
might pool its resources with
other large universities.
"You have very few institu-
tions training faculty for each
other'" Varner said. "We'll
never have women and mino.-i-
ties coming into non-traditional
fields by relying on conventional
methods."
VARNER'S reference to "con-
ventional methods" was a swine
at what she also called the "old
boys network," meaning a sys-
tem of hiring and promotion
dependant on contacts, and fa-
voritism among a relatively
select group of schools.

WASHINGTON W) - The La-
bor Department reported yester-
day that a record 129 of the na-
tion's 150 major 'labor areas
have substantial unemployment,
buet the figures show majordif-
ferences across the country.
Officials in two high-unemploy-
ment states, Massachusetts and
Rhode Island, said the worst
may be over in their areas, al-
though they added that major
improvement may be a long way
off-
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate
ranged from a low of 4.2 per
cent in Houston, where the oil
industry is booming, to 15.7 per
cent in most of Rhode Island,
where there have been major
layoffs in the textile and con-
struction industries.
The nationwide jobless rate in
June was 8.6 per cent, but di-
rect comparisons with state fig-
ures may be misleading, siste
some state figures are not ad-
justed for seasonal variations.
Substantial unemployment, as
defined by the Labor Depart-
ment, means an area has a job-
less rate of 6 per cent or mire,
which is expected to conti sue
over 6 per cent for two mascre
months, or through July i Ithe
No rebate
(Continued from Page 3
held there.
"The points he made are le-
gitimate ones," Feldkamp said
in response, "and I expect we
can work soinething out. There's
a lot of alternatives."
The housing director left open
the possibility of continuing
support of the snack bar, say-
U.S., Sovietst
(continued from Page ;
'SOYUZ AND Aiolla are
shaking hands," amsunce i
happy Leonov. "Well dane T
It was a god sho.''
When the astronauts .cse Xi i
hatch to an airlock tonnel con-
necting the two craft, however,
Stafford reported "a burning
smell . . . something like cor-
dite . . . something like burnt
glue."
Cordite is used in saking gun-
powder.

latest report. The figures were
compiled by the states in April
AMONG areas with relatively
low unemployment was Wash-
ington, the nation's capital,
where the over-all jobless rate
was over 5.4 per cent.
"The major employer is the
federal government, and even
though federal employment is
not growing as fast as in the
past, there have been no layoffs
or massive shutdowns," s a i d
William Clatanoff of the dis-
trict's Department of M a n -
power.
He said low unemployment
rates in the suburbs offset a 7.6.
per cent jobless rate in the dis-
trict itself, where the population
is predominantly black.
UNEMPLOYMENT is excep-
tionally high in Massachusetts
and Michigan, and also in Puer-
to Rico. The worst rate was
20.8 per cent at Ponce, Puerto
Rico.
Three more areas added by
the Labor Department to its
unemployment list Thursdlay
were Savannah, Ga., Louisvile,
Ky., and Roanoke, Va. One
area was removed - Madisn,
Wis., where the unemployment
rate dipped to 4.6 per cent.
cutbacks
ing that "the food subsidy of
only $7,000 isn't that big that
we couldnt sbsorb it." Feld-
kamp had previously decided io
close both the East Quad and
Bursley snack bars, which have
operated at a icdfic it for several
ylears.
unite in space
MISSION Citrel ai d
wtt iso great concera sta, ie
truiblemn bitut .rdered ti'md tI
c:ia the oxygen mask 'is .: ;.
cattluen.
The i'ssell, sail 'Stafftrd 'd
base a tendeiscy to burn tilts
eyes.'
Mission Control said existIL
concluded the smell could be
coming from a small tursave
in the docking module. The de
vice is used for metal melitis
experiments.

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