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Dorm reconmendation hearing
draws room full of no-shows
By NICK KATSARELAS
Last night at South Quad, a public
hearing was held to review the recom-
mendations of the single student rate
study committee, which called for
dorm fees to be raised by up to 13.2 per
cent over this year's rates and
eliminating the controversial weekend
food service consolidation program.
But no one showed up.
TWO HOUSING office ad-
ministrators and three members of the
rate committee waited anxiously for an
hour and a half, occasionally peering
toward the door to see if any interested
residents would attend. None did.
"People knew about it," said Peter
Hadiaris. a rate study committee
member, but they forgot."
"No publicity," explained Jon
Feiger, another committee member.
Norm Snustad, non-voting chairman of
the committee, said each of the
residence halls was asked to publicize
the meeting (the committee members
said very little notice was given in the
dorms), and an ad appeared in yester-
THIS MEANS that concerned and
disgruntled students wilt probably not
have such a prime forum for expressing
their views of the recommendations
which will be voted on by the Regents at
their F:e'b.13 meeting.
The recommendations call for an 11.8
per cent portion hike in room and board
costs over current rates, solely to keep
up with inflation.
Other recommendations include in-
stallation of energy-saviig
showerheads, installation ofeable
television hookups in dorm television
lounges, elimination of the weekend
food service progrlim, and a plan to
make it easier for students in converted
dorm rooms to get rid of their lease and
move into another room. These
recommendations would add another
1.4 per cent to the inflation figure.
IF THE REGENTS approve the
recommendations, the increase would
be the largest in University history.
Some committee members said the
lack of interest at the public hearing
can be attributed to student satisfaction
with the committee, report, which
called for elimination: of consolidated
weekend food operations.
University Director of Housing
Robert Hughes will present the rate
study committee recommendations, in
addition to any plans he may have, to
Last year, both Hughes- and the rate
study committee were unanimous in
their support of the weekend food ser-
BUT MEMBERS of both this and last
year's committee expressed some con-
cern over what position Hughes will
take on the consolidation issue. Concer-
ned committee members point to
Hughes' strong support for the, con-
solidation program last year. Hughes
has not yet reached a decision on the
But no matter what Hughes decides,
there appears to be no way to predict,
at least this early, how the Regents will
vote on the rate study committee's
recommendations. And according to at
least one committee member, the con-
solidation issue wilf continue to be one
of the most controversial to dorm
"You're never going to get people
who are gonna get used to it," said
Hadiaris, a South Quad resident. "It's
never going to die down, at least here."
"It'll keep being an issue until it's
gone," he added.
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schools eye racial balance
By MARIANNE EGRI
The Ann Arbor Board of Education
Wednesday night discussed proposed
deadlines for accomplishing racial
balance in the schools and the network
for community involvement in
achieving this goal.
The proposed plan calls for a citizen
input network to be put in operation by
late February. The plan also specifies
that the means for achieving racial
balance and improving educational op-
portunity will be drawn up by the ad-
ministration and presented to the
Board on March 5. Community reaction
to the plan will be gathered and drafted
by Jan. 21, 1981. The final plan will be
implemented in September, 1981.
SOME BOARD members said they
were concerned about the timetable
proposed in the plan drafted by the ad-
However, Robert Potts, assistant
superintendent for human relations and
community services, who was involved
in drafting the plan, said the time is
needed to get "the full benefit'of com-
munity input" and for "preparations
THE PROPOSED community in-
volvement network consists of a four-
tier structure. Each local elementary
school would form a committee of 11
persons with a chairperson and with the
principal serving as a consultant. Each
local school committee shall nominate
three persons to serve on a cluster level
committee. There would be six cluster
committees, one for each intermediate
school and one for each of the four high
Powell said he is concerned this
system will "polarize" at each local
school level so committees will be
reluctant to change boundaries.
He proposed an alternate plan for 0
community involvement in which the
first level consists of geographic areas
instead of local school committees. This
allows citizen participation at a
broader level, according to Powell.
New City Adminstrator
Sprenkel meets community
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The coalacanth, a fish which existed
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As the city's third city administrator,
Sprenkel will supervise the $43 million
budget, the operations of 17 city depar-
tments, and about 800 city employees.
At weekly council meetings Sprenkel
will sit to the right of Mayor Louis
Belcher to answer council's questions
about various city operations.
Straightforward and businesslike,
Sprenkel will be drawing on 22 years of
city government experience while
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mysterious century old DEKE Chapel, 611h E. William Street,
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DELTA KAPPA EPSILON, a Michigan tradition
since 1855, is back on campus.
becoming familiar with Ann Arbor.
Before he became the city manager of
Ames, Iowa h four years ago, Sprenkel
served as city manageI ' South Win-
dsor, Connecticut for 14 years.' Bet-
ween 1958 and 1962 he was an admin-
sitrator in ielfast, Maine.
EVEN THOUGH Ann Arbor and
Ames are similiar-both are-university
communities with airports, hospitals,
downtown revitalization programs, and
an interest in resource
recovery-Sprenkel said the techniques
and programs he used in managing
Ames won't necessarily be applicable
to Ann Arbor.
However, Sprenkel said he is
"hopeful and confident" that his four
years of experience working on the
resource recovery program in Ames
can be utilized in planning a solid waste
management plan forAnn Arbor.
Sprenkel listed the budget, and
energy and solid waste management
programs as some of his first concerns.
Council will be discussing an energy
plan and a long term solid waste
management program at the work
session Monday night.
SPRENKEL SAID he plans to par-
ticipate more than a city administrator
usually does in the initial stages of the
budget process "because of the lear-
"I've always felt one of the best and
fastest ways to (get to know a city)
... is to get into the budget process .. .
and learn what the goals and objectives
of the departments are."
Sprenkel used the buzzword "team
management" to describe his style of
coordinating his administration and
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